PURPOSE

The National Science Foundation has generously provided funding for young scientists to gain research experiences in computational chemistry and machine learning. The virtual research experience will encourage community college students to participate in cutting-edge research, where students will learn how to apply computational chemistry tools to solve real research problems. This 6-week research experience is unique because it will include community college students near and far from Boston, the locus of the Lopez research group at Northeastern University. Selected students will first learn the basics of modern computational and data-driven techniques for exciting discovery applications in drug discovery, materials chemistry, and photomedicine. Interested students should click on the FAQ and Application tab to learn more and apply to our program!

Students will have the opportunities to network with each other, Northeastern undergraduate, and graduate students. The Lopez group has close ties with national organizations such as the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE) and the American Chemical Society. All students will present their research in an interactive virtual conference and publish their work via the open-access ChemrXiv resource.