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University of Southern California, Dept of Chemistry, REU

Primary Institution: University of Southern California
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Job Duration: 8 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nanoscience
Description: Spend 8 weeks of your summer carrying out research in residence in our Chemistry Department working in an environment that mixes domestic and international students. The title ""Snapshots of Chemistry"" implies ways of visualizing chemical processes in which the student becomes easily aware of the qualitative significance of a result via visual images without lengthy mathematical manipulations. Projects involve experimental techniques such as molecular-scale imaging, femtosecond time-resolved observations, X-ray crystallography, etc. Theoretical investigations exploit computer simulations and graphics to investigate processes of biochemical and material applications. Also included are projects in other areas of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.

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 meetings on scientific topics as well as graduate school applications and scientific ethics. Included will be tours of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, the Molecular Robotics Lab, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other research labs in the LA area. Social activities might include a visit to the Getty Museum, a Dodgers game, a beach party, a trip to the IMAX Theater, Disneyland, the Hollywood Bowl, the Aquarium of the Pacific, or an overnight camping trip in the Angeles Mountains. The summer will end with a poster session, where you will display your summer research and discuss it with Chemistry faculty and graduate students.
Stipend: $2,500
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Medical Coverage
Application Deadline: 03/01/2007
Job Website: http://chem.usc.edu/undergraduate/summer_prog.html

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Heather Meunier Connor
3620 S. McClintock Ave.
SGM 418
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1062
Email: hconnor@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-6855
Fax: 213-740-2701