Science Newsletter

January 29, 2007
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The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice

- Unknown










Life is complex. It has real and imaginary components

- Unknown












You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

- Albert Einstein








In this issue:

  • BIOENGINEERING AND BIOINFORMATICS SUMMER PROGRAM
  • GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN CHEMISTRY OPEN HOUSE

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BIOENGINEERING AND BIOINFORMATICS SUMMER PROGRAM (BBSI@PITT)

Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BBSI) at the University of Pittsburgh announces its program for Summer 2007, "Simulation and Visualization of Biological Systems at Multiple Scales." This is an NIH-NSF funded summer research program open to undergraduate students in their junior and seniour year, and also to students entering their first and second year of graudate study.

APPLY ONLINE BY MARCH 11, 2007.

www.ccbb.pitt.edu/bbsi

Overview

The program provides a unique training experience to students wishing to explore the field of computational biology by offering interdisciplinary lectures and a mentored state-of-th art research project. This is a joint program by the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Program Dates/Stipends

May 21 - July 2007

  • Stipends and free housing and local transportation
  • Undergraduate students: $3,200 total stipend
  • Graduate Students: $5,000 total stipend
  • Course Work Topics

Math and Biochemistry Review

  • Data and Molecular Visualization
  • Protein Folding
  • Principles of Computational Biology
  • Fundamental of Bioinformatics
  • Molecular-to-Cellular Simulations
  • Eligibility

The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Students with strong quantitative science backgrounds, including life sciences, physical sciences, computer science, mathematics or engineering are encouraged to apply. Applications from students representing minority groups are highly encouraged.

For more information, contact:

BBSI @ Pitt

Department of Computational Biology
School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
3064 Biomedical Science Tower 3, 3501 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Tel: 412-648-8646 Fax: 412-648-3163

E-mail: bbsi@pitt.edu

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OPEN HOUSE: GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN CHEMISTRY

The University of Toledo is hosting an Open House for graduate programs in chemistry on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Wolfe Hall, Room 1205.

The Open House includes:

  • Overview of master's and doctoral programs
  • Tours of our outstanding research facilities and the beautiful UT Main Campus
  • Opportunities for undergraduate researchers to acquire data on state-of-the art instrumentation
  • Meetings with faculty, staff, and graduate students
  • Poster session showcasing recent research results
  • Complimentary pizza and soft drinks

To RSVP or for more information, contact the UT Department of Chemistry at 419.530.1532 or 419.530.7902 or via e-mail at mark.mason5@utoledo.edu. For a map and directions, visit www.utoledo.edu/index.asp?d=136 A travel subsidy is available upon request.

www.chem.utoledo.edu

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