NOBCChE 2015: Bridging Generations through STEM

On September 21, 2015, Dr. Linda Hayden attended the 42nd 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. Her presentation can be found here.

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 six student and one faculty presentations in computational chemistry.

The role of His 293 in Protein Arginine Methyltransferases 1 (PRMT1)
Brittany Boykin
Chemistry and Biochemistry - Computational Chemistry
Auburn University
PowerPoint Presentation

Ionization Rate Studies of Small Atoms and Molecules Using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory
Adonay Sissay
Department of Chemistry
Louisiana State University
PowerPoint Presentation

Quantitative Microkinetics Model to Study the Coupling Mechanisms between Self-defects in Rutile TiO2
Kandis Gilliard
University of Illinois

Metal-Organic Frameworks as Vehicles for Drug Delivery
Kiara Taylor-Edinbyrd
Louisiana State University

Photodissociation Dynamics of ICN–(Ar)n and BrCN–(Ar)n
Ms. Bernice Opoku-Agyeman
Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Ohio State University
PowerPoint Presentation

Recent Applications of Orthogonality Constrained Density Functional Theory: Core Excitations and Charge-Transfer
Wallace Derricotte
Department of Chemistry and Cherry L. Emerson Center for Scientific Computation
Emory University
PowerPoint Presentation

Ground and excited states of three-dimensional carbon and boron clusters from P3+ and NR2 electron-propagator calculations
Prof. Vincent Ortiz
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Auburn University
PowerPoint Presentation