We are pleased to announce that the NSF has renewed its support for the Molecular Sciences Software Institute for another five years!
Since its launch in 2016, the MolSSI has served as a nexus for the broad computational molecular sciences community by providing software expertise, community engagement and leadership, and education and training. Through a broad array of software infrastructure projects, teaching workshops, and community outreach, the MolSSI is catalyzing the scientific advances needed to solve emerging scientific computing Grand Challenges. In its next phase – under support from the Divisions of Chemistry (CHE), Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), and the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) – the MolSSI will continue and extend its efforts for an even broader impact on our community’s ability to address key scientific areas, including developing new energy technologies, fighting COVID-19 and future pandemics, developing climate solutions, exploring quantum information sciences, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, and developing a more diverse and resilient workforce.
Through the MolSSI’s Software Scientists – a team of committed software engineering experts, drawn from the molecular sciences, computer science, and applied mathematics – the MolSSI will continue to promote improved interoperability of community codes, easier deployment on heterogenous computing architectures, and greater parallel scalability of existing and emerging theoretical models.
We especially look forward to training the next generation of computational molecular scientists in modern software engineering tools and best practices through our 6-month Seed Software Fellowships and in-person and online educational workshops that are reaching thousands of students worldwide. Moreover, the MolSSI’s continued commitment to discovery, outreach, and sustainability will continue to focus on community buy-in, an enhanced response to the needs of the molecular sciences community, and expanded interactions among its members.
Over the next five years, we at the MolSSI remain committed to supporting a diverse community of molecular scientists who can deliver solutions to the computational molecular problems impacting national health, social, environmental, and economic challenges.
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