From: Dane Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Looking for student for Atom Touch Molecular Dynamics Educational Tool Date: July 31, 2014 at 11:56:35 AM CDT
- I am involved with a number of others (David Gagnon, Anne-Lynn Gillian-Daniel, Ben Taylor, Izabela Szlufarska, JR Schmidt) in a MRSEC funded project to develop Atom Touch, a transformative interactive educational tool to teach K-12 students about atomic structure, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Atom Touch is a real-time molecular dynamics simulation that allows students to interact with the evolving system through touch screens, available for tablet, phone, and web platforms. Our recent working version is here if you want to get the idea, although please remember this is very much still under development:
We are now looking for a student to help develop further the molecular simulation parts of Atom Touch. Work would consist of developments such as implementing new potentials, pair distribution function analysis, identifying phase transitions, etc.. The ideal student would have skills in molecular simulation, molecular dynamics, programming, and a strong interest in education. However, we would welcome anyone who is really enthusiastic and thinks they could be successful in this work. We presently have funds for a semester, perhaps a full year, and would be interested in exploring part- or full-time options. If you know of anyone who might be interested please encourage them to contact me (email@example.com) and please feel free to share this email with anyone who might be interested.
Warm Regards, Dane
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