NOBCChE 2014: STEMulating Economic Growth Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

On September 23, 2014, Dr. Linda Hayden attended the 41st Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference as a representative of the Science Gateways Institute. Dr. Hayden is the Director of Elizabeth City State University's Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) and leads the NSF Science Gateway Institute workforce development efforts.

The NOBCChE conference brought together distinguished research scientists, promising young investigators, outstanding student members and young professionals for interactive and informative meetings. The NOBCChE Professional Development Program utilizes the collective experience of members and current information relevant to academic and corporate success to prepare students and professionals to excel in their chosen fields.

The Science Gateways Institute sponsored four student presentations in computational chemistry.

The Role of Chemical Co-Solvents on G-Quadruplex structures in the c-MYC and VEGF Proto-oncogene Promoters
Quinea Lassiter
University of Arizona - Graduate Student
Presentation in PDF format

Using DNA Computational Design to Construct and image Nanostructures
Jamarius Waller
University of Mississippi
Presentation in PDF format

Examination of the Aggregation Behavior of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles Using Molecular Simulation and Theory
Jessica Haley - Graduate Student
Vanderbilt University
Presentation in PDF format

QSPR-based Melting Point Estimation of Various Persistence Organic Pollutants
Marquita Watkins - Graduate Student
Jackson State University- PhD
Presentation in PDF format