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Education at MolSSI

Education of students, post-docs, and faculty on programming and Best Practices in Software Development is a large part of MolSSI's mission. Our education program consists of our cohorts of Software Fellows, online training materials, and multiple workshops at various locations each year around the country.

MolSSI’s education techniques and practices are modeled after The Software Carpentries style to teaching novice software best practices. This approach teaches subjects that not only increase a student’s scientific capability and efficiency, but also his/her future marketability in both scientific and non-scientific fields. The MolSSI promotes SWC-style lessons by combining open-classroom and cognitive-map learning. We engage large portions of the CMS community (and beyond) through demographically and geographically diverse workshops aimed at both novice and intermediate learners.

MolSSI offers a number of education workshops for students and post docs in the computational molecular sciences. These workshops cover a range of material, from basic scripting to writing programs which use MolSSI Best Practices. See our Resources page for a more complete list of tutorials, or the calendar for upcoming educational events.