Online Course: Molecular Modeling for Materials Science Applications
Wednesday, April 12 - Wednesday, May 24, 2023 EDT
The New York Academy of Sciences
In partnership with Schrödinger
Please note that NYAS members can use the NYAS5 coupon code to receive a 5% discount on course registration, bringing the non-student price to $490 and the student price to $360
On average the course takes about 25 hours over a span of 6 weeks to complete.
Users will need to create an account on schrodinger.com before registering.
Schrödinger's online course series, Molecular Modeling for Materials Science Applications, will show how industry-leading computational molecular modeling solutions are used to aid in materials science research and development and how to incorporate these computational approaches into your research projects. These courses also provide a chance to work hands-on with Schrödinger's Materials Science Maestro software.
The series includes six introductory courses, which can be taken separately. Course topics include: Organic Electronics, Homogeneous Catalysis and Reactivity, Surface Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Formulations, Polymeric Materials, Consumer Packaged Goods
Whether you are looking for professional development, expanded skills for your CV, or a consistent way to onboard new employees, this course will provide practical applications of computational modeling relevant to a wide range of research topics. At the end of the course, you will have a chance to apply the concepts you've learned to an independent case study using cutting-edge technology.
Upon verified completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Schrödinger Badge
Broken up into 6 modules, these courses are entirely self-paced. It will take approximately 25 hours for someone new to computational modeling to complete (actual time may vary depending on experience). The modules can be done on your own schedule.
A working knowledge of general chemistry and access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection (8 Mbps or better).
Schrödinger’s online course does not require any books nor access to specific journals (though many references are included for those who do have journal access). Access to relevant Schrödinger software is included for the duration of the course. Use of a 3-button mouse with a scroll wheel will allow participants to easily follow along with the course videos. Additionally, an external monitor is helpful if one is available.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to remain compliant with the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR), Schrödinger is not allowed to grant software access to people geographically located in countries subject to U.S. sanctions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will material still be available after a course ends?
While access to the software will end when the course closes, some of the material within the course (slides, papers, and tutorials) are available for download so that you can refer back to it after the course. Other materials, such as videos, quizzes, and access to the software, will only be available for the duration of the course.
Do I need access to the software to be able to do the course? Do I have to purchase the software separately?
For the duration of the course, you will have access to a web-based version of Materials Science Maestro. You do not have to separately purchase access to these things. While access to the software will end when the course closes, some of the material within the course (slides, papers, and tutorials) are available for download so that you can refer back to it after the course. Other materials, such as videos, quizzes, and access to the software, will only be available for the duration of the course. Please note that Schrödinger software is only to be used for course-related purposes.
Do I need to know how to use MS Maestro to be able to take this course?
No. The modules within the course will familiarize you with both interfaces and teach you how to perform tasks and execute workflows within them.
Does this course teach you how to use the software or about theory?
Both. As this has been designed with a person who is new to molecular modeling in mind, the course begins with an introduction to the materials science discovery pipeline and how molecular modeling fits into it. Modules include a mix of basic theory and hands-on exercises. The courses only teach the use of Schrödinger software - not other packages.
Are there scheduled, live lectures?
No, the entire course is performed asynchronously through a learning management system. You are free to work on it completely on your own schedule during the six week course session.