Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For our undergraduates and their mentors

Hi DCOMPers,

There are a series of events at the March APS Meeting that you might want your undergraduates to attend. As part of the Future of Physics Days there is a SPS Undergraduate Research Session on Monday and Tuesday (2/27 and 2/28), a Mentor/Student Reception on Monday night, a Graduate School Fair Reception on Tuesday afternoon, Networking Sessions for students and more.... For details check out 


Recruitment Opportunities at the APS March and April Meetings

Hi DCOMPers,

For those of you who do not follow news from Crystal Bailey (Education and Careers Program Manager of APS), there are some opportunities for recruitment at the upcoming APS meetings.

At the March Meeting in Boston, there will be a limited number of tables in the Graduate School Fair, for representatives from departments to meet with students, to talk about graduate research opportunities. 
There will be a reception for students on Tuesday, February 28 with more time to interact with graduate students. The deadline for the event is January 27 (one week from today).  For more information, and to register your department for this event, please visit:

Secondly,  for the April Meeting in Atlanta, the APS is now accepting applications for Future of Physics Days (FPD) travel awards, for undergraduates presenting the April meeting.  Support is available at the $200 and $1000 levels.  For more information about the award—including a link to the application form—visit:

2012 Summer School on Computational Materials Science Quantum Monte Carlo: Theory and Fundamentals

Hi DCOMPers,

We wanted to let you know about a summer school happening this July. This information was provided by Amy Young on behalf of David Ceperly.

2012 Summer School on Computational Materials Science
Quantum Monte Carlo: Theory and Fundamentals

Date: July 23-27, 2012 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
URL: http://www.mcc.illinois.edu/summerschool/2012/

Summary: Brings together scientists from geophysics,
physics, materials science, chemistry and high-performance computing
to learn fundamentals of Quantum Monte Carlo theory and its
applications. Includes morning lectures and afternoon interactive