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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

Primary Institution: University of Southern California
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Chemistry
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 $4,500 stipend for the program. Housing, student health insurance, and travel costs will also be covered. The program targets juniors, although applications from sophomores will also be considered. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Apply by simply filling out the form below by February 15, 2013.
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2013
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Anahit Martirosyan
3620 McClinotck Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1062
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