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[X-plor] RapiData needs applicants -- Deadline is late Sunday!

Robert Sweet sweet at bnl.gov
Thu Feb 2 08:59:47 EST 2006

Especially those who can apply as "Experimenters," bringing their own 
specimens, might gain admission.  There may be slots for "Observers." 
Also very few Latin Americans have applied to take advantage of the 
scoholarships from the IUCr and USNCCr.

The deadline is the 8AM Monday the 6th here on Long Island.

Apply early and often.

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006, Robert Sweet wrote:

> We are offering RapiData 2006, the seventh offering of our popular course:
>   Rapid Data Collection and Structure Solving at the NSLS: A Practical
>          Course in Macromolecular X-Ray Diffraction Measurement
> Less than three weeks remain to the application deadline.  There are many 
> seats still open.
> The course will be held 23-28 April 2006.  Students could be at any level 
> from advanced undergraduate to full professor.  48 students will be accepted; 
> 24 will bring their own specimens for data collection.  Please read the 
> course description at http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/RapiData2006/. You'll see 
> that many experts in the field will be available for lectures and tutorials, 
> and you'll find the application materials at this site.
> For the third time we will hold a short lecture course on the fundamentals
> of crystallography for roughly five hours on Sunday 23 April.  The body of
> the RapiData course really requires that students have a healthy knowledge
> of crystallography. For potential students who have some experience but
> are shaky about fundamentals, this course will help. There will be a small
> additional fee for the fundamentals course, to pay for Saturday night
> accomodations and food on Sunday morning and noon.
> Latin American Scientists: Several scholarships are available from the 
> International Union of Crystallography, and another from the U.S. Nat'l 
> Committee for Crystallography, to pay partial travel and subsistence costs 
> for Latin-American students and junior faculty.  Please apply for the course, 
> and then contact R. Sweet if you are interested in applying for a 
> scholarship.  In accordance with the standards of the International Union of 
> Crystallography, we observe the basic policy of non-discrimination, affirming 
> the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific 
> activity without regard to such factors as citizenship, religion, creed, 
> political stance, ethnic origin, race, colour, language, age, or gender, in 
> accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science.  At 
> this course no barriers will exist beyond the application procedure that 
> would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.
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>        Robert M. Sweet                 E-Dress: sweet at bnl.gov
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>        Brookhaven Nat'l Lab.           Phones:              not 1)
>        Upton, NY  11973                631 344 3401  (Office)
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