University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Announcing an Opportunity for
Undergraduate Student Research in Computational Science
Fall 1993 or Spring 1994
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. Applicants
are being sought for the fall 1993 and spring 1994 terms. 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. A stipend and living expenses are provided.
The focus of the program is the application of computational technology to
scientific research in fields such as biology, chemistry, engineering,
physics, astrophysics, atmospheric sciences, 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
- 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,
% parallelization and/or visualization work with an ongoing research
- 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
% Donna Cox, Art and Design
% Richard Crutcher, Astronomy
% Jonathon Dantzig, Engineering
% Michael Heath, Computer Science
% Richard Ingram, Engineering
% Barbara Mihalas, Research
% Michael Norman, Astrophysics
% Robert Panoff, Physics
% Edward Seidel, Physics
% D. Scott Stewart, Engineering
% Shankar Subramaniam, Computational Biology
% Robert Wilhelmson, Atmospheric Sciences
April 16, 1993 Deadline for full consideration.
May 3, 1993 Selection of participants.
May, 1992 Students select project and faculty advisor.
August 23,1993 Fall internship period begins.
December 18,1993 End of fall research period.
January 10, 1994 Spring internship period begins.
May 13, 1994 End of spring research period.
May,1994 Mini symposium for all students
(Fall & Spring semesters).
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
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
% 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.
% Phone number(s) and e-mail address where you can be reached
between April 1 and June 1, 1992.
For more information, please contact
bievenue at ncsa.uiuc.edu
605 East Springfield, Champaign, IL 61820
phone: (217) 244-1993
fax: (217) 244-1987