Symposium on
Emerging Computational Technologies
August 2001, Chicago

The second annual Symposium on Emerging Computational Technologies was held at the 222nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, August 28, 2001. This COMP symposium was held as part of the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the American Chemical Society.

The symposium was sponsored by Schrodinger, Inc., which provided the $1000 prize to the winning speaker. The runner-up speakers were awarded a complimentary one-year subscription to the COMP Division's Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling.

The symposium was organized by Prof. Donald B. Boyd (Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis). The objective of the symposium is to stimulate, reward, and publicize methodological advances in computational chemistry. The talks were judged by a Panel of Experts consisting of:

Prof. Curt Breneman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Treasurer of COMP.

Dr. Wendy Cornell, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Assistant Program Chair of COMP.

Dr. George R. Famini, U.S. Army Soldier & Biological Chemical Command, and a past Chair of COMP.

Dr. John M. McKelvey, McKelvey Computational Chemistry.

Dr. Peter S. Shenkin, Vice President, Software Development, Schrödinger, Inc.

Dr. David C. Spellmeyer, Signature BioScience, and 2001 Chair of COMP.

From left: Prof. Donald B. Boyd (Organizer), Dr. Peter S. Shenkin, Dr. Wendy Cornell, Dr. John McKelvey, Dr. Christopher E. Keefer (winning speaker), Dr. David C. Spellmeyer, Dr. George R. Famini, Prof. Curt Breneman.

From left: Prof. Andrew J. Holder (Editor, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling), Prof. Ray Luo, Prof. Prof. Donald B. Boyd (Organizer), Prof. Bernhardt L. Trout, Dr. Peter S. Shenkin, Dr. John McKelvey, Dr. Wendy Cornell, Dr. Christopher E. Keefer (winner), Dr. George R. Famini, Prof. Curt Breneman, Dr. Jochen Autschbach, Dr. David C. Spellmeyer, Prof. Thanh N. Truong, and Mr. Cherif F. Matta.

For the photography, we gratefully acknowledge Ms. Elizabeth K. Wilson, Associate Editor, West Coast, Chemical and Engineering News. Her excellent cover story about the symposium is in the October 8, 2001, Chemical and Engineering News.

Prof. Donald B. Boyd (
Editor, Reviews in Computational Chemistry
Past Editor, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling (1998-2001)
Department of Chemistry
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3274, U.S.A.

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