His first year at college

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His first year at Middlebury was quite successful. He took very hard courses (mostly of second level):

    Linear Algebra (Math 200)
    Relativity and Quantum Physics (Phys 201)
    Versions of Foreign (FYSE 122)
    Advanced General Chemistry and Lab (Chem 107)
    Thermodynamics, Fluids, Waves and Optics (Phys 111)
    Differential Equations (Math 225)
    Quantum Physics Applications (Phys 202)
    Applied Math for Physical Science (Phys 212)
    Russian Culture and civilization I (Russ 312)

For the fall of his second year he registered for:

    Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (Chem 351)
    Real Analysis (Math 301)
    Intermediate Electromagnetism (Phys 301)
    Quantum Mechanics (Phys 401)
    Russian Culture and Civilization II (Russ 312)

In the spring semester he got three “A-s” and he obtained a summer research position in the Middlebury Physics Dept, where he worked successfully for two month. After that, he immediately took a summer course at NJIT.

First resume for job application

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Pavlo Levkiv, freshman at Middlebury College, VT

Objective: obtaining summer research position at physics department.

Research experience:

1. (2008, ongoing). Vibration of the CO molecule in myoglobin. Advisors: Professor Sontum and senior student Nick Barone. Their research is about the dynamics of myoglobin, how side chains of the protein effect the CO vibration, and, how the CO effects the protein structure. They use entirely theoretical approach by modeling the dynamics of this macromolecule. The first part of my work was to make dynamic visualization of molecule dynamics on computer (completed). My current work deals with making more precise calculations of the myoglobin structure and vibrations, by using ONIOM calculation methods, where the atoms of the protein are assigned to different layers – high, medium and low. High level calculations make use of quantum mechanical methods such as the Hatree-Fock algorithm, Moller-Plesset Perturbation theory – based algorithms, or DFT algorithms, to operate on and optimize the Slater determinant of the electron wave-function system of a molecular structure, while medium and low level calculations use more approximate, semi-empirical methods using various basis sets, such as B3LYP, or 6-311G*.

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At Newark Academy

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During four years at Newark Academy he took nine AP tests, two IB tests and one course at the County College of Morris.

AP tests 
     2004 Calc AB
     2004 Physics B
     2005 Calc BC
     2005 Physics C Mechanics
     2006 Sratistics
     2006 Chemistry
     2006 Biology
     2006 Physics C Electricity
     2006 Microeconomics
IB tests
    2007 IB Math HL
    2007 IB Further Math HL
Courses in college
    2006 Calculus III (multivariable)