D. E. Shaw Research’s Summit invites select undergraduate students pursuing degrees in applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, physics, and related fields to join us for a day of technical presentations and workshops, career development discussions, and networking with your peers and members of our interdisciplinary team! This is an opportunity to learn about the internship and career opportunities available at D. E. Shaw Research, explore our scientific computing and research projects in detail, and connect with students from across the country who share your interest in science and technology.
The Summit was previously held onsite at our offices in New York City, but due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the event will be held virtually this year.
D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) is a New York–based independent research laboratory that conducts basic scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry under the direct scientific leadership of Dr. David Shaw. Our group is currently focusing primarily on long molecular dynamics simulations involving proteins and other biological macromolecules of potential interest from both a scientific and a pharmaceutical perspective. An integral part of our effort consists of designing and developing custom hardware and software to carry out this research. We are also pursuing drug discovery programs, leveraging the insights enabled by our novel technologies, with an initial focus on drug targets that have proved resistant to traditional drug discovery methods. For more information about the group, please visit www.DEShawResearch.com.
Our program will include an overview of our technical and scientific projects, a scientific visualization session, a panel discussion about career paths in the computational sciences, and a speed mentorship session.
To be eligible to attend, you must be enrolled in an undergraduate program.
How many people do you expect to attend?
In order to create an environment that supports making personal connections and engaging in meaningful discussions, we anticipate having around 30–40 participants.
Do I have to be an undergraduate to attend?
Yes. This event is designed specifically for undergraduate students. If you’re not currently pursuing an undergraduate degree and are interested in learning more about DESRES, please visit our website, www.DEShawResearch.com.
How will the attendees participate in the virtual Summit?
We will share a schedule of the sessions, along with connection details and instructions for the platform we’re using, ahead of the event.
How long will the Summit last?
We are planning for the Summit to last four to five hours on Friday, July 24, 2020.
My question wasn’t answered here. Who should I contact?
Please send your questions to DESRESSummit@DEShawResearch.com.
“I had an eye-opening experience talking with DESRES researchers, touring Anton, and meeting the other summit participants. I was first exposed to MD in high school, but have not yet made it a part of my college pursuits. The DESRES Summit has encouraged me to build on my previous experiences and seek out opportunities to conduct MD research.”
- Computer Science Major, Class of 2021
“I am inspired by the trajectory and growth of DESRES, and my conversations with the Science Associates and Research Scientists solidified my desire to work in a company that promises the highest quality of drug discovery.”
- Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics Major, Class of 2020
“It was really nice to learn more about DESRES and the team. I can honestly say that it changed my perspective on what path I want to take as a chemistry major. I really like the idea of computational chemistry now as an alternative to experimental medical research!”
- Chemistry Major, Class of 2020
“I had a wonderful time and feel that I really did get a sense of what DESRES is about. It was especially exciting to see Anton 2, and hear about all the components that make it such a powerful tool for biochemical research. It was also great to hear about the career choices and summer jobs that led your team members to DESRES.”
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major, Class of 2016
“I was absolutely blown away by DESRES – the phenomenal research that you do, the supportive, engaging, dynamic, and driven culture of your team, your facilities, Anton, and the warm hospitality shown to us at the summit. I left feeling genuinely excited about all of the ideas presented to us.”
- Applied Mathematics Major, Class of 2014
We are no longer receiving applications for the 2020 Summit.