Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 4th, 2019

On Saturday May 4th the ICompute students participated in the 67th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) organized by the New York local section of the American Chemical Society. Marium, Rudolf and Saima each gave a fifteen minute presentation of their research to an audience of fellow undergraduate student researchers and their mentors from academic institutions in the area. The event was a great success. The ICompute students acquired invaluable experience with public speaking and communication with their peers . They also got a chance to meet professors and other undergraduate researchers and build their networking skills.

The Interdisciplinary Computation & Modeling research Program for Undergraduate students (ICoMPUte) seeks to promote molecular modeling as a research tool in Chemistry and related fields. The program normally lasts two semesters, during which students work in interdisciplinary teams on projects involving wet lab experiments as well as molecular simulations, computer code development, and chemical physics theory & models.

The program is managed by the Department of Chemistry at Brooklyn College. A small stipend is provided to qualified students. The program is supported by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation.

Students in laboratory sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, and Physics, as well as Math, Computer Science and Engineering are encouraged to apply. Students interested in chemistry laboratory work are expected to have completed Organic Chemistry II laboratory. Applications from CUNY students not at Brooklyn College are encouraged.

For further questions and eligibility criteria please contact Prof. Emilio Gallicchio, egallicchio@brooklyn.cuny.edu.