University of Alaska Hypercube Scholar Award

The University of Alaska annually gives this award to an outstanding graduating senior or graduate student from the Fairbanks, Anchorage, Southeast (Juneau), or UAA-Matsu campus who has mastered and used computer-based molecular modeling methods during his or her student career. The award is accompanied by a framed certificate and a copy of the full version of HyperChem molecular modeling software with a retail value of $995. The software is generously donated each year by Neil Ostlund, founder and CEO of Hypercube, Inc. Recipients continue in their post-graduate years to careers as chemistry or biochemistry researchers, or science teachers, where the availability of a personal copy of HyperChem will contribute to their professional success.

Hypercube, Inc. originally supplied the network version of HyperChem to the chemistry departments at Fairbanks, Anchorage, Southeast, and UAA-Matsu College as part of a National Science Foundation-funded project to introduce molecular modeling methods to students and teachers at these campuses. The project, "Enhancing Chemistry Curricula Through Molecular Modeling: A Multi-Campus Consortium Approach", was submitted by John Keller (UAF, PI), John Kennish (UAA), Michael Stekoll (UAS), and Rudolph Candler (UAA-Matsu) with funding from 2000-2004.

Award Winners
NameCampusYearPost-Graduate
Brian EnglundUAF2005Ph.D. student, Michigan State University
Greg CushingUAF2006Ph.D. student, University of Virginia
Shandra MillerUAF2007Ph.D. student, University of Alaska

Shandra Miller accepting the 2007 Hypercube Scholar Award from John Keller at the UAF Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Christmas Potluck-Poster Session, December 2007.

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