Offered in Autumn 2023.
Mon, Wed, & Fri: 1:50pm – 2:45pm
Dr. Richard Spinney
Chemistry 5440 is an introduction to computational chemistry, a broad set of techniques designed to accurately model small molecules, their chemical and physical properties and interactions with other molecules. Students will examine the theory behind these techniques, such as:
- Molecular Mechanics
- Density Functional
- Advanced correlation theories
The course focuses on the practical application of these theories. Students will solve common problems in chemistry, so minimal math is required.
CHEM 5440 is very hands on and students will gain extensive experience using modern computational software such as Spartan and Gaussian.
Prerequisites: CHEM 2520, 2620, or 2920H (Organic Chemistry II)
The University of Pittsburgh Chemistry Department is accepting applications to their 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program.
Research opportunities are available for 4-6 undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and/or female students who are expected to graduate in 2024. Students will receive a stipend of $4300 for 10 weeks of summer research as well as free housing on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus. The program will run from May 30 to August 4, 2023.
Chemistry majors are preferred. For available research areas and groups, please visit here.
Apply by February 15.
Offered in Spring 2022.
MWF 1:50 – 2:45pm
Dr. Richard Spinney
Students will have an opportunity to explore the theories and methods of molecular modeling and computational chemistry in CHEM 5240: Introduction to Protein Modeling.
The course allows students to get hands-on experience with computational chemistry software, using molecular mechanics, and modeling dynamic systems (molecular dynamics) as applied to large biological molecules such as proteins. The course focuses on the application of modern modeling techniques, rather than the mathematical formulation, used to solve current problems in biochemistry and pharmacology. The course runs like a workshop with extensive computer time using modern protein modeling software.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 2520 (Organic Chemistry II)
Michigan State University will host a 10-week NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in computational and data science beginning May 21-July 27, 2018.
Projects provided through iCER ACRES: Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students (ACRES) focus on the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, and software for applications in multiple research areas that require high-performance computing resources.
Research areas include: computational chemistry, biology, biomechanics, physics, astrophysics, mathematics, machine learning, materials science, earth science (seismology) and neuroscience.
Who should apply: Undergraduate US citizens or permanent residents from a wide variety of fields, including STEM disciplines are invited to apply. Women and other underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Applications are now open! For more information check out this flyer and to apply visit: http://icer-acres.msu.edu.
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The University of North Texas is looking for applicants for their Summer 2017 NSF-REU Program.
Application Due: March 1, 2017
Interested in gaining hands-on experience in experimental and computational chemistry? Then the NSF-REU Program is for you! The University of North Texas wants students who are willing to participate in a 10-week interdisciplinary research program in the following areas:
- Computational Chemistry
- Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics
- Organic Electrochemistry
And many more exciting research opportunities. In addition to research experience, NSF-REU program participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, as well as housing for the 10-week program. The application due date is March 1st, 2017, and the program begins late May/early June.
For more information visit the UNT Chemistry NSF-REU Program page.
Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.3/1/2017