Computational Chemistry Research

Computational Chemistry Research ​​​

Computational chemists use computers to solve chemical problems. Today’s amazing increase in computer capabilities makes it possible to accurately explore the structure and energetic of small molecules, and model the behavior of thousands of atoms to study how a molecule is influenced by a surface. This relatively new field of chemistry can be explored through the use of readily available software, by the creation of new software to implement novel algorithms, or by adapting existing software to exploit new computer hardware (an interesting new direction is the use of graphics processors in place of conventional CPU’s). 

 

Students can collaborate with Drs. Augspurger and Falcetta on several projects:​

 

Reactions and Potential Energy Surfaces of Organic Molecules

 

Structure and Spectroscopy of Oraganometallic Compounds​

​Electronic Structure of Catalytic Surfaces​

Astrochemistry​

Properties of Ions and Ion-Molecule Complexes​

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry

​The Department of Chemistry at Grove City College offers students the academic freedom to conduct meaningful, relevant research alongside experienced and accomplished faculty.

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Internships

After their sophomore and junior years, many students participate in summer internships at a broad spectrum of universities and industrial research laboratories.

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Minor in Chemistry

​​A minor in chemistry requires 24 hours of coursework. This includes a 16-credit hour chemistry core and eight credit hours of electives chosen from approved chemistry courses.

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After Graduation

Graduates from the Department of Chemistry at Grove City College are prepared to excel in top graduate, medical and professional programs as well as gain competitive positions in a wide range of professional sectors.

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Current Students

Every student’s story is different, and how you choose to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to learn, grow and flourish is up to you.

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Recommended resources by the Department of Chemistry faculty at Grove City College

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