Modern chemistry research and high school chemistry education are separated by institutional and geographical boundaries. As such, much of secondary chemistry education is still based on the periodic table instead of the computational methods that drive current chemistry research.
In this talk, Professor Jakobsson introduces a method of infusing chemistry education with computational and visualization tools that will make research and learning a continuum instead of separate enterprises. He also highlights how physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering are critically connected at the nanoscale. Finally, examples are given of the role of computation in demonstrating how molecular structure and interactions lead to macroscopic phenomenon.
NCSA, University of Illinois