Scholarship for Scientific Excellence

The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is designed to reward students and postdoctoral fellows in chemical information and related sciences for scientific excellence, and to foster their involvement in CINF. Since 2005 the program has awarded scholarships at each of the ACS National Meetings, 70 scholarships in total. The awards at the 253rd National Meeting in San Francisco were sponsored by ACS Publications.

Applicants presented their posters at the CINF Welcoming Reception and the Sci-Mix session, where the three winners also received their awards. Three full scholarships valued at $1,000 each were awarded to Andrew McEachran, Matthew Seddon, and Christopher T. Lee.

Andrew McEachran, National Center for Computational Toxicology, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, “Mobilizing EPA's Comptox Chemistry Dashboard data on mobile devices” Co-authors: Kirill Blinov and Antony Williams

Matthew Seddon, Information School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, “Global spectral and diffusion geometry descriptors of 3D molecular shape for virtual screening”, Co-authors: David Cosgrove, Martin Packer and Val J. Gillet

Christopher T. Lee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, La Jolla, CA, USA, “Investigating transport properties with multiscale computable mesh models from heterogeneous structural datasets”, Co-authors: John B. Moody, J. Andrew McCammon, Michael Holst, and Rommie E. Amaro

CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Winners Fall 2017

Scholarship for Scientific Excellence re-cipients at the CINF Welcoming Reception. Pictured from left to right are: Mi-chael Qiu from ACS Publications; Scholarship recipients Andrew McEachran, Christopher T. Lee, and Matthew Seddon; and Stuart Chalk, the Coordinator for the CINF Scholarships for Scientific Excellence.
Photo credit Wendy A. Warr

Stuart Chalk, Coordinator, CINF Scholarships for Scientific Excellence
University of North Florida