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California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) and the Molecular Software Sciences Institute (MolSSI) at Virginia Tech collaborate to incorporate machine learning techniques in molecular simulation research and develop innovative pedagogical materials to train early-stage undergraduate students in computational science. The Cal State LA - MolSSI Partnership for Research and Education in Chemistry Pathway to Diversity Program (PREC) is funded by the National Science Foundation.


Cal State LA-MoISSI PREC aims to significantly contribute to the recruitment and training of the next generation of molecular simulation scientists, who will require a deep understanding of physical and chemical principles and computational techniques.

Summer Computational Research


Summer Undergraduate Research

Faculty from Cal State LA mentor research students during the Computational Molecular Science Summer Research Program in various fields including computational chemistry, molecular simulations, high performance computing and machine learning. The program will also feature community building excursions and professional development activities. 

Computational Workshop


January Workshop

Cal State LA - MolSSI Partnership for Research and Education in Chemistry offers a weeklong workshop for early-stage undergraduate and community college students with limited experience in the fields of chemistry, computer science, physics, and biology. The workshop highlights an introduction to scientific programming, machine learning, molecular dynamics, and high performance computing. Professional development activities are also featured throughout the workshop to prepare students for future careers in science.

Events & Activities


Contact Us!

Please contact Cal State LA-MoISSI PREC at [email protected] with any questions or inquiries on how you can get involved!

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