August 28, 2018 Workshop: Computational Methods

August 28, 2018
Workshop: Computational Methods
Hosts: Blair Winograd & Allison Roessler

On August 28, 2018 CSIE|UM hosted a special workshop entitled “An Introduction to Scientific Computing” during the graduate student orientation.

The workshop was focused for students pursuing computational research paths, but it was open to any incoming chemistry graduate student.  The session was entirely interactive and allowed students to become familiar with the common computational methods used in high performance computing (HPC) environments. Students worked together in small groups on each activity.

This workshop is important as many of the methods used in HPC are commonly used in computational chemistry research, but they are never introduced in undergraduate chemistry education.

Many attendees expressed their interested in offering a yearly workshop for incoming graduate students.