Outreach

Women make Computational Chemistry 

Our lab believes in the potential of young women in Science and wants to foster their engagement in theoretical/computational chemistry.

We are organising the “Women make COMP” symposium at the 2019 Fall National Meeting in San Diego, for which we have received an Innovative Project Grant (IPG) from the American Chemical Society (ACS). The symposium will be dedicated to graduate students and post-docs, who will receive direct mentorship from renowned women PIs, such mentoring the next generation of women in computational chemistry. This event is supported by the “Computer in Chemistry” division of the ACS. We are excited about this unique opportunity for young women, who will recognize themselves as computational and theoretical chemists, fostering their motivation in pursuing a career as a theoretician in academia or industry.

If you are a young woman scientist passionate about computational chemistry .. the application is open!! Read how to apply here!


2019 summer coding camp @the Palermo lab! 

The Palermo lab is organising a coding camp in June 2019. This will be a one week hands-on session dedicated to high school students and teachers. 

We will host high school students from the Riverside Unified High School District and from the from the Scripps College Claremont which is an undergraduate college educating young high school women to engage in college education in the greater Los Angeles area and in the Inland Empire. The young participants will learn the basics of Linux use and programming applied to biomolecular simulations. They will learn the basics of Python and other programming languages and they will get experience with the basic set-up and analysis of molecular simulations.