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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 12:15:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Jeff Stephens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: 97.04.01 Undergraduate Fellowships at CCQC
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Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry Undergraduate Fellowship Program
The CCQC will hold its tenth annual Summer Undergraduate Research
Program this year. Participants will be given the opportunity to
conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a senior
scientist. Through a series of instructional seminars given by senior
group members, summer fellows will be exposed to the fundamental
theoretical techniques which they will employ in their research here
at the CCQC. The Summer program presents an excellent opportunity for
chemistry or physics undergraduates to gain experience in conducting
and publishing high-quality research. Such experience is invaluable to
prospective graduate students, and rarely available to most
undergraduates at their own institutions. Summer fellows will receive
a stipend of $1600/month and up to $400 in travel assistance. Students
are expected to attend the summer program for 10-12 weeks.
Applicants for a CCQC summer research fellowship should have completed
their junior year as a chemistry or physics major, and posses
outstanding academic credentials. Though there are no other formal
requirements, the CCQC summer fellowships are competitive, and
successful applicants typically exhibit preparation in a few key
areas. Successful completion of a two semester course in physical
chemistry with a text on the level of Alberty or Atkins and a
familiarity with modern physics on at least an introductory level
would represent an adequate background for understanding the concepts
presented in the summer lectures. Though less essential, experience
working in a Unix environment and programming in a modern scientific
language such as FORTRAN, C, or C++ is desirable.
Senior graduate students and research associates will present seminars
discussing the fundamental theoretical techniques employed by quantum
chemists. These lectures attempt to present both relatively rigorous
derivations of the equations associated with each topic and a more
subjective view of the topic's usefulness in the context of quantum
chemical investigations. This summer's lecture topics will be:
Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (3 lectures)
Hartree-Fock Theory (4 lectures)
Perturbation Theory (2 lectures)
Configuration Interaction Theory (4 lectures)
Coupled-Cluster Theory (3 lectures)
Group Theory (3 lecture)
Density Functional Theory(3 lectures)
Special Topics: Woodward-Hoffman Rules
Special Topics: Restricted Active Space Configutation
Special Topics: Excited State Calculations
It is important to note that the lecture series is far from being the
sole source of education for summer fellows. One of the CCQC's most
valuable assets as a place of learning is its open environment.
Students are encouraged and expected to bring their questions to any
of the 13 graduate students or 4 senior research associates.
The main goal of the summer program is for the summer fellow to
complete and publish the results of a high-quality quantum chemical
research project. The program has been extremely successful in this
respect. The program has also been extremely successful in the respect
that many of the past summer fellows have turned down offers from some
of the nation's other premier chemistry programs to come to the CCQC
as graduate students.
Sample Summer Fellow Publications
`` Closs's Diradical: Some Surprises on the Potential Energy
Hyper-surface,'' C. D. Sherrill, E. T. Seidl, and H. F.
Schaefer, J. Phys. Chem. 96, 3712 (1992).
`` Mono-fluorinated Hydrogen Sulfide (HFS): A Definitive
Theoretical Prediction of the Infrared Spectrum,'' T. D.
Crawford, N. A. Burton, and Henry F. Schaefer, J. Chem. Phys.
96, 2044 (1992).
``ClF2: Structure and Infrared-spectra of a Weakly Bound
Triatomic Molecule,'' J. M. Galbraith, G. Vacek, and H. F.
Schaefer, J. Chem. Phys. 98, 8051 (1993).
T. A. Ramelot, C.-H. Hu, J.E.Fowler,B.J. Deleeuw,and H.F.
Schaefer, "Carbonyl-Water Hydrogen Bonding: The H2CO-H2O
Protype, J.Chem.Phys, _100_ 4347, (1994).
`` Equilibrium Geometry of Isocyanomethylene (HCNC) and
Comparison to the Troublesome Isomer Cyanomethylene (HCCN)''
Charles B. Kellogg, John Morrison Galbraith, Joseph E. Fowler,
and Henry F. Schaefer III, J. Chem. Phys. 101, 430 (1994)
`` N8: A Structure Analogous to Pentalene, and Other High
Energy Density Minima,'' M. L. Leininger, C. D. Sherrill, and
H. F. Schaefer, J. Phys. Chem. 99, 2324 (1995).
There is no application form for the summer fellowships, you simply
need to send
Resume or CV
Two letters of reference
by April 1, 1997 to:
Jeffrey C. Stephens
Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2556