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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 12:15:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Jeff Stephens <jeffs@xerxes.ccqc.uga.edu>
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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.
   
  Application Requirements
  
   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.
   
  Summer Lectures
  
   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:
   
    Lecture Subjects
    
   
          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
          Interaction
          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.
   
  Past Successes
  
   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).
          
  Application Instructions
  
   There is no application form for the summer fellowships, you simply
   need to send
   
   
          Resume or CV
          Academic Transcript
          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




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