Molecular Education and Research Consortium
in Undergraduate computational chemistRY
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Conference

Who we are

Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate computational chemistRY (MERCURY) is an NSF-funded consortium composed of 38 computational chemistry faculty from 32 primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) across the US. The consortium members share NSF-funded high performance computing (HPC) resources and meet at an annual MERCURY conference to present their research and network.

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Computational Resources

MERCURY members share high performance computing (HPC) facilities to advance their research. The first three HPC resources included commodity Linux clusters and shared memory machines from SGI. The fourth Linux cluster named Marcy is hosted at Furman University and it has been in full production since May 2013. The most current Linux cluster named Skylight is hosted at Clemson University and has been in operation since Spring 2017.

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MERCURY Conference

One of the core components of the consortium is the annual MERCURY conference. The 18th annual MERCURY conference and the third one held at Furman University in Greenville, SC was concluded in Summer 2019. The previous six were hosted at Bucknell University while the first ten were held at Hamilton College. It generally includes six speakers who present excellent talks that provide background and specific findings in their respective fields, plus an undergraduate poster session and evening social networking events. The two most recent meetings have included an additional programming workshop by the MolSSI institute for up to 30 attendants.

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