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Thursday, August 7 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
S55: Creative Uses of Computational Chemistry and Visualization in the Undergraduate Curriculum

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In addition to theory and experiment, computational modeling has become established as another tool to assist chemists in their work.  Advances in computer hardware and software have now made these tools available to everyone.  This symposium will highlight innovative ways that these tools are being used to enhance the learning experience of students in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum.  Activities that involve molecular modeling, visualization, simulation, mathematical software, and other computational methods will be highlighted.  Course-specific examples as well as efforts that integrate computation throughout the curriculum will be included.

Presider: Shawn Sendlinger, North Carolina Central University

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Shawn Sendlinger

North Carolina Central University


Trilisa Perrine

Ohio Northern University

Will Polik

Hope College

JR Schmidt

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday August 7, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm
LMH 176