Brent Krueger, Professor of Chemistry, recently received a $400,400 grant from the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program for the project titled MRI: Acquisition of a High Performance Computing Cluster for Undergraduate Chemistry Research and Teaching by the Midwest Undergraduate Computational Chemistry Consortium (MU3C). The project will run 1 August 2019 through 31 July 2022.
This project involves a collaborative effort among 22 investigators at 17 college and universities affiliated with MU3C. Jason Gillmore, Professor of Chemistry here at Hope, Daniella Kohen of Carleton College, Keith Kuwata of Macalester College, and Erin Speetzen of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, all serve as co-principal investigators on the project.
This project will enable Hope College and MU3C to purchase 40 compute nodes for quantum chemical calculations and four GPU nodes for molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations. This project will enable all MU3C faculty to tackle significant computational chemistry research that would not otherwise be possible. During the project period, participating faculty will train over 140 undergraduates to engage in meaningful research experiences using the computer cluster.
Congratulations on your award, Brent and colleagues!