Description of Program

The Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics at Marshall University will jointly host selected students for ten weeks of instruction and research in computational science beginning Sunday, June 3, 2012.   The students will participate in a variety of activities: 
  • Mondays will be devoted to lectures, discussions, and hands-on learning.  For about the first half of the summer, we will concentrate on the problems, methods, and tools common to computational scientists from all fields.  During the second half of the summer we will examine the role of ethics for students and scientists alike. 
  • On Fridays, students will briefly share their progress and problems with each other.  Near the end of the summer, outside experts from industry or government services will give students ideas about the use of scientific computing outside academia. 
  • Tuesday-Thursday students will work with their mentors on research projects that are carefully selected parts of the mentors' own research.  No special experience is required -- the mentors will explain the ideas, context, and methods needed to understand and perform the research. 
  • The weekends will be "down time".  There will be some optional, organized activity each Saturday -- a trip to the movies or a bowling alley, a pool tournament, ultimate frisbee, etc. 

Student participants will be provided with room and board, a stipend of $4250, all the necessary books, and modest travel allowance to assist students to travel to Marshall University.  Travel support is also available to professional conferences for students who are presenting the results of their research.

It sounds fun, doesn't it?  So, if you're an undergrad majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, send in your application today!