The new millennium has witnessed a revolution in the chemical sciences enabled by modern information technology and cyberinfrastructure.  This transformation has been most pronounced in the field of computational chemistry, which in the last 20 years has yielded two Nobel prizes, a new ACS journal, and a wealth of detailed atomic-level insight that allow chemistry to not only be quantified, but visualized and understood.   However, while the science itself has rapidly advanced, our mechanism for its dissemination in the form of "poster sessions" has not significantly evolved since they were first introduced at the ACS meetings in 1975.   At the 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition (Mar. 18-22) in New Orleans, LA,
the Computational Chemistry division will change that paradigm. 

At this meeting, the COMP division will be showcasing a new form of research "posters" that are enhanced with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) elements that enable interactive 3D molecular visualization and provide an immersive experience.  This work involved a multi-institutional collaboration between the laboratory for Biomolecular Simulation Research (LBSR) and the Cyberlearning Innovation and Research Center (CIRC) at Rutgers and the Purdue institute for Drug Discovery.  The AR app was developed by the CIRC team (James Dipierro and James Chun) and showcased on the Chemical & Engineering News FaceBook Live. 

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Darrin speaks about the advantages of augmented realtiy See an interactive augmented reality at a poster session


Colin Gaines - one of the poster presenters shows a 3-D structure as part of this poster presentation Solen Ekesan at the 2018 ACS shows how to build a lattice structure in 3D

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