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Snapshots of Chemistry: Visualization at the Molecular Level


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
Spend 10 weeks of your summer carrying out research in residence in our Chemistry Department. We use the term "Snapshots of Chemistry" to emphasize our focus on gaining insights on key chemical features of molecular processes via visual images. Research projects will cover a broad range of topics, spanning from femtosecond time-resolved observations of transient events to synthesis of novel drugs, development of nanostructures and catalysis in energy research, biochemical and structural investigations of proteins and nucleic acids, and theoretical investigations using advanced algorithm and state-of-the-art computer graphics and multimedia capabilities.

In our summer program, you will work one-on-one in a lab with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor. We will have weekly seminars on scientific topics as well as graduate school applications and scientific ethics. Included will also be tours of local research facility such as the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and other social activities. The summer will end with a poster session, where you will display your summer research and discuss it with Chemistry faculty and graduate students.

Participants will receive $500.00 per week stipend for the program. Housing, travel and health insurance will also be covered. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Application Deadline: 2/15/2018

Program Dates: 5/29/2018 - 8/4/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Southern California (Lead)

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemistry

Keywords:
Alternative Energy
Chemical Biology
Chemical Physics
Drug Discovery, Design & Delivery
Inorganic Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Theoretical Chemistry

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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