September 2009

The MSI Undergraduate Internship Program wrapped up its 19th summer last month. Twelve undergraduates from colleges and universities around the country worked on projects in chemistry, physics, geophysics, astronomy, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, and drug design. In this annual program, undergraduate interns participate in the research groups of MSI Principal Investigators on projects using high-performance computing environments, especially visualization and computer gr aphics; they prepare a report and give a presentation about their work. The graphic at left, from the presentation of in tern Robin Weiss of Macalester College, depicts convection in the earth’s mantle. More information about the 2009 intern program can be found in the Summer 2009 issue of the MSI Research Bulletin. Information about the Summer 2010 intern program will be posted here later in the fall.