internship opportunity for undergraduates

Lisa Bievenue bievenue at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Mon Sep 14 14:51:57 EST 1992


Announcing an Opportunity for
Undergraduate Student Research in Computational Science
Spring 1993 Session

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of 
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is conducting an NSF funded program of 
Research Experiences in Computational Science for Undergraduate Students.  
The program brings to NCSA students from colleges and universities across 
the United States for a full semester internship of research.  The fall 
1992 program is already underway and applicants are being sought for the 
spring 1993 term.  Students are chosen through a national competition and 
are matched with an NCSA research project in accordance with their 
interests and background and by mutual agreement. All expenses are paid 
and a stipend is provided.

The focus of the program is the application of computational technology to 
scientific research in fields such as biology, chemistry, engineering, 
physics, and social science.  There is a special emphasis on leading edge 
technology, including parallel computing and data visualization, necessary 
to make progress on frontier scientific problems.  The program will 
provide undergraduates in their junior or senior year with:

% An exciting experience at the front-line of research and technology:
  	% enough time to carry a project to completion,
  	% mini-symposium at the end of the program to present results.
% A solid foundation for future work in computational science:
	  % training on vectorization, parallelization and visualization,
	  % weekly seminars for education in computational science basics,
  	% work on parallelization and visualization with an ongoing research 
project.
% Integration into the professional culture:
  	% work in teams with graduate students, NCSA staff and faculty,
  	% mentoring by NCSA consultants, post-docs and graduate students, 
  	% mentoring by UIUC computational science students. 


Program Faculty (partial list)

%M. Fouad Ahmad, Engineering
%Vernon Burton, History & Sociology
%David Ceperley, Physics
%Donna Cox, Art and Design
%Michael Heath, Computer Science
%Richard Ingram, Engineering
%Barbara Mihalas, Research Data Management
%Michael Norman, Astrophysics
%Edward Seidel, Physics
%Shankar Subramaniam, Computational Biology
%Robert Wilhelmson, Atmospheric Sciences


Program Timelines

   October 15, 1992	Deadline for full consideration.
   November 1, 1992	Selection of participants for the spring.
   November, 1992	Students select project and faculty advisor.

   January 6,1993	Training and Orientation period begin.
   June 5,1993	End of research period (21 weeks).

   June 8-10,1993	Mini symposium for all students (Fall & Spring).


Who may apply:
%	junior and senior undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent 
residents for the United States and its possessions.

NCSA especially encourages applications from students attending liberal 
arts colleges, small universities, and institutions serving populations 
underrepresented in the scientific and engineering professions. NCSA will 
work, when needed, to arrange for internship or co-op leaves for students 
of such institutions.

To apply, please send a letter describing
%	your career and academic interests
%	your computing experience in detail
%	if you are primarily interested in parallel computing or in visualization
%	your relevant work experience, if any
%	a copy of your transcript
%	three letters of reference. At least one must be from a faculty member 
  in your discipline at the college you are attending and one must 
  address your computing experience and ability.
%	a phone number where you can be reached between October 15 and November
  30, 1992.

For more information, please contact

Lisa Bievenue	                          bievenue at ncsa.uiuc.edu 
605 East Springfield,	             phone: (217) 244-1993
Champaign, IL 61820	             fax	(217) 244-1987



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