Workshop on FOSS in Chemistry ...NRCFOSS conducted a half-day workshop on "FOSS in Chemistry" was held on 14th Sep '07 at AU-KBC
NRCFOSS, in association with the Life Sciences group of AU-KBC Research Centre, conducted a half-day workshop on "FOSS in Chemistry" to create an awareness of FOSS tools and packages of interest to colleges and research groups. The workshop was held at AU-KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chromepet, Chenna from 10:00 to 13:00 hrs on Friday, 14th September 2007. There were twelve participants from different colleges in Chennai city.
Dr. S. Srinivasan, Project Scientist, NRCFOSS @ AU-KBC, and Dr. K. Krishnamurty, Principal Investigator, Life Sciences Group, AU-KBC, briefed the participants about FOSS concepts, NRCFOSS activities and the relevance of FOSS in teaching and research, in particular related to Chemistry in under-graduate and post-graduate education.
Dr. C Arunkumar gave a detailed presentation on various software studied by him including Chemtool, GChemPaint, Xdrawchem, Chemical Calculator, etc. , and demonstrated their features. He also threw light on the additional features that could make the software more robust and highly useful.
During the ensuing discussions, Dr C N Krishnan, Director, AU-KBC & JT Coordinator, NRCFOSS, invited the audience feedback on their inclination to use FOSS and suggestions regarding further steps. The participants expressed a keen desire to learn more about FOSS options, plan further seminars and training workshops to use FOSS and take up FOSS-based projects.
List of Participants:
Mrs. Karthikeyani Guru Nanak College
Mrs. Sadhiya Banu Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women
Dr. V. Jaisankar L.N. Government College
Mr. Prince Edwin Das Madras Christian College
Ms. T. Pavunambal Meenakshi College for Women
Mrs. K Mallika S.D.N.B. Vaishnav College
Dr. Rukmani Srinivasan Stella Maris College
Dr. Mary N.L. Stella Maris College
Dr. T. Eswara Yuvaraj The New College
Ms. S. Selvi Queen Mary's College
Ms. K.S. Meena Queen Mary's College
Ms. Lily Margaret Priya Women's Christian College