Last week we submitted Google Summer of Code organization applications for the Open Chemistry and VTK projects. VTK has taken part in previous years, and had a number of successful student projects over those years. The Open Chemistry project is a collection of related projects for chemistry, materials science, and related disciplines, with a number of collaborators from around the world. Please wish us luck, as both projects would love to host students over the summer.

This is also a great time to let any students you know about this program, it is a fantastic opportunity for students to get paid to work on an open source project over the summer. I was a student in 2007, and really enjoyed the freedom and the time I was able to dedicate to a project I was passionate about. I have since participated as a mentor and organization administrator in most subsequent years.

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