COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY TOPICAL GROUP
Dr. Seogjoo Jang
Our topical group has not been active for many years, and
we dedicated most of our efforts to developing a new plan to invigorate
our section activity. The key event we have been planning for this
is “New York Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Conference (NYTaC3).”
The objective of this event is to establish a network of expert researchers
and students from academia and industry and to help them share theirexperiences
and ideas so as to nurture new collaborations and synergistic activities.
In addition, this will enhance awareness of the successes and the promises
of theoretical and computational chemistry within the broad scientific
community in greater New York area. Below is a list of major steps
we have accomplished this year.
(1) Formation of organizing committee consisting of
Seogjoo Jang, Associate Professor, Queens College, CUNY
Mihaela Bojin, Assistant Professor, Queensborough C. College,
David Reichman, Professor, Columbia University
Carlos Simmerling, Associate Professor, Stony Brook University
Mark Tuckerman, Associate Professor, New York University
(2) Establishment of co-sponsorship with CUNY, Vice
Chancellor Office, and planning of conference at the Graduate Center of
CUNY on January 11th, 2010.
(3) Development of conference website (http://chem.qc.cuny.edu/~nytac3/)
and completion of registration process. We have the following eight
confirmed invited speakers: Bruce Berne (Columbia University), Joseph Dannenberg
(Hunter College, CUNY), Shekhar Garde (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute),
David Green (Stony Brook University), Roger Loring (Cornell University),
Marshall Newton (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Annabella Selloni (Princeton
University), Yingkai Zhang (New York University). In addition, we
have about 20 applicants for contributing talks/posters. The total
number of participants registered for the event is 76.
(4) Commitment for financial support from Dell, Healthcare
and Life Sciences division.
As a preparation for the conference, we spent the 2009 budget
$400 as a deposit for the catering service of the conference.
The Officers in 2009/2010:
Chair: Seogjoo Jang, Queens College, Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry, Kissena Blvd. 65-30, Flushing, NY 11367; (Tel) 718-997-4110;
(Fax) 718-997-5531; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Mihaela Bojin, Queensborough Community College,
Department of Chemistry, Science Building, 222-05, 56th Avenue, Bayside,
NY 11364; (Tel) (718) 281-5615; (Fax) 718-281-5078; email: email@example.com