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2010 "Junior Summer Abroad" Research Program in Europe
for Undergraduate U.S. Students

European Universities


University of Vienna, Austria

University of Pisa, Italy

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Come and experience one of the best research experiences of your life! During this 8-week study abroad program, you will be exposed to international research, education and culture. In addition, you will be working in an experienced, collaborative research team to develop and apply algorithms and software for simulating reactions with organic materials that involve transitions between electronic states. Don't know exactly what kind of science this is? Well, if you have a chemistry background and an enthusiasm for learning new science, we will help you to become familiar with this exciting area of complex systems research that is becoming more important in the global environment.


We offer:
  • 8 weeks at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain: May 31 - July 23, 2010
  • $2,000 stipend
  • housing, food and air fare paid
  • extensive contact with graduate student mentors and professors
  • theoretical and computational chemistry research projects
  • training in cyberinfrastructure
  • assistance in helping the students arrange tours and outings
  • participation in a concluding workshop
Summer 2010 University of Santiago de Compostela Hosts and Participants:
U.S. Mentors: Bill Hase and Yu Zhuang, Texas Tech University; John Tully, Yale University; Theresa Windus, Iowa State University

Additional Program Support: Robert A. Welch Foundation, Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University
Designer and Web Manager: Sailesh Baidya, Manisha Bajracharya,Yugendra Guvvala, Texas Tech University