MERCURY Receives National Science Foundation Grant

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Prof. Mauricio Cafiero

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $225,000 grant to the Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational Chemistry (MERCURY), a collaboration of undergraduate research teams at 25 primarily undergraduate institutions nationwide. As a key member of MERCURY, Prof. Mauricio Cafiero of the Rhodes Department of Chemistry, works with undergraduates on computational chemistry research projects as part of a collaboration of 27 faculty at 25 colleges and universities. Cafiero has been a co-PI on the past two grants, for $220,000 and $200,000, respectively