Molecular Modeling in the PC Lab


The Chemistry Department has robust software capable of advanced computation in its Learning Commons (Foster 413/414) as well as in faculty research labs of its two computational chemists. The University possesses a campus site-license for HyperChem Molecular Modeling software. The Department has a site license for CambridgeSoft ChemDraw for routinely drawing structural formulas. Additionally two workstations in the physical chemistry instructional lab run Gaussian for advanced computation. This software is used routinely in instruction throughout the curriculum as well as in undergraduate and graduate research. Two advanced computational laboratories are available in Foster Hall for faculty/student research projects. The Department implements a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) that will eventually allow students and faculty to run chemistry software on their own personal devices both on and off campus.