- Facilitate programming with other organizations by identifying opportunities for co-sponsorship
- Communicate and advocate CoMSEF activities with other organizations.
- As members of the Executive Committee, aid the other officers in developing and carrying out CoMSEF activities and preparing the CoMSEF newsletter.
Congratulations to Kayla Sprenger of the University of Washington (Advisor: Jim Pfaendtner) who won the 2015 CoMSEF Conference Presentation Award for her poster presentation "Obtaining Thermodynamic and Structural Information of Surface-Bound Biomolecules from Biased Simulations" at FOMMS 2015 (http://fomms.org).
The CoMSEF Conference Presentation Award recognizes excellence in research by undergraduate students, graduate students and/or postdoctoral researchers. The intent of the award is to reward significant contributions to research in computational molecular science and engineering by young researchers. The award consists of an announcement for the presentation and a waived conference registration fee for the awardee.
Nominations for the CoMSEF awards are due in the coming weeks and months:
- Conference Presentation Award: nominations due
March 12, 2015(extended to March 26, 2015)
- Impact Award in Computational Molecular Science and Engineering: nominations due May 1, 2015
- Young Investigator Award for Modeling and Simulation: nominations due May 1, 2015
- Graduate Student Awards in Computational Molecular Science and Engineering: nominations due October 1, 2015
Dr. Gregg Beckham from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Bioenergy Center is the winner of the 2014 CoMSEF Young Investigator Award. Gregg joined NREL in 20xx... With this award, Gregg is cited “...for elucidation of cellulose degradation mechanisms towards improved enzymes for biofuels and other renewable energy applications.” Gregg received his award during the CoMSEF Plenary Session at the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, where he also gave a talk titled “How the Walls Come Crumbling Down: Elucidating Mechanisms of Cellulose-Active Enzymes Using Molecular Simulation” describing his research.
The CoMSEF Young Investigator Award for Modeling and Simulation is awarded annually to a member of CoMSEF who is within 7 years of completion of their highest degree in the year of the award.