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Transforming Chemistry Education through Computational Science
September/October 2008 (vol. 10 no. 5)
pp. 34-39
Shawn C. Sendlinger, North Carolina Central University
Don J. DeCoste, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thom H. Dunning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Diana Avalos Dummitt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Eric Jakobsson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dave R. Mattson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Edee Norman Wiziecki, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
An ongoing US National Science Foundation-funded project, the Institute for Chemistry Literacy through Computational Science (ICLCS), involves instructing rural Illinois high school chemistry teachers in the educational uses of computation. The project's training helps participants become educational leaders and change agents.

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Index Terms:
chemistry, physical sciences and engineering, computer applications, education, computer-supported collaborative work, organizational impacts, computers and society, computing milieux, computer literacy, computers and education, collaborative learning, computer uses in education, computers and education, HPC in Education, high-performance computing
Citation:
Shawn C. Sendlinger, Don J. DeCoste, Thom H. Dunning, Diana Avalos Dummitt, Eric Jakobsson, Dave R. Mattson, Edee Norman Wiziecki, "Transforming Chemistry Education through Computational Science," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 34-39, Sept.-Oct. 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.124
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