WUN Workshop merges chemistry and the digital age

University Park, Pa. – Chemistry and computer age applications, research and education are the topics being covered today and tomorrow (June 11-12) during "Chemistry and the Digital Age: A Workshop Connecting Research and Education" on Penn State's University Park campus.

The workshop brings together researchers in all areas of chemistry and information science and technology to smooth the path for adoption and development of cyber-based tools and technologies. The workshop will also look at how scientists in specific fields such as chemistry, geochemistry and hydrology can become computer and web experts and how information technologists can become integrated chemical researchers.

One aim of the workshop is to expand the nucleus of researchers from Penn State and the University of Southampton to include researchers from other universities, national laboratories and industry. This will position participants to anticipate and capitalize on upcoming grants combining research and education in chemistry and cyberscience. The workshop includes speakers from across the U.S., the U.K. and as far as Australia.

The two-day workshop is sponsored by the Worldwide Universities Network, Microsoft Research and the Penn State Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Eberly College of Science, Institute for Cyberscience, and College of Information Sciences and Technology. Each day will begin with a keynote speaker followed by topical sessions and breakout sessions.

For more information contact Adrian Weaver at aun3@psu.edu or Karl T. Mueller at ktm2@psu.edu.
 

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Last Updated June 18, 2009