September 2010

The MSI Undergraduate Internship Program wrapped up its 20th summer last month. Eleven undergraduates from colleges and universities around the country worked on projects in chemistry, physics, geophysics, medicinal chemistry, biomedical engineering, astronomy, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. 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 graphics. They prepare a report and give a presentation about their work. The image above shows a docking simulation with the compound cephalosporin C, from the presentation of Aatif Mansoor, who worked with Assistant Professor Elizabeth Amin (Medicinal Chemistry, MSI Associate Fellow). Information about the Summer 2011 intern program will be posted on our website later in the fall.