REU Computational Chemistry REU
Students will learn how to integrate computational techniques into their repertoire of problem solving skills to be more effective in the laboratory. Each student will work as a team member with other graduate students and faculty members. However, each student will have a research project independent of the other students. Each project has many components and possible directions. Depending upon the level of the student, the goals set for each will vary. The faculty will adapt to maximize the impact of the research experience on each individual research student. The objective is to have each student rise to his or her highest possible potential, and have a positive and productive experience. Each project taken on by a student is intended to be publishable and assist the student in their scientific growth.
Each participant will choose an active research group in which to conduct an independent experimental research project directed by a member of our faculty. The carefully crafted project will involve a need for computational modeling. The students will learn both electronic structure methods and molecular dynamics simulations and will be assigned a computational mentor to complement their research experience. Participants will be expected to spend approximately 40 hours per week on their research problem and consult with their advisor on a regular basis