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Kraig Wheeler
Hugh W. Johnston Professor of Chemistry
kraigwheeler@whitworth.edu
509.777.3643

Trisha Russell
Associate Professor, Chemistry
trisharussell@whitworth.edu
509.777.3461

Pacific Northwest Summer Crystallographic Institute

Preparation for the summer 2022 workshop is underway. Check back in January 2022 for details about workshop registration and more information.

Mission

The four-day Pacific Northwest Summer Crystallographic Institute aims to instruct students and their faculty research mentors (up to 20 participants) in the methods and rewards of X-ray crystallography as a tool for routine characterization. While other workshops and academic courses focus on training crystallographers, the institute is unique in having junior scholars and faculty who wish to become better informed consumers of crystallographic data as its target audience.

Curriculum

The Summer Crystallographic Institute (SCI) provides a full range of practical experiences from crystal growth to the preparation of data for publication. A newly installed, NSF-funded, dual microsource diffractometer will be available for data collection and processing. Instructors offer advice through lectures and demonstrations from their own work. They also lead discussions, exploring ways in which crystallography can have a greater impact on instruction and research programs. The curriculum emphasizes what is needed to get the job done, what information can be obtained, how to know what is reliable and what is not, and how to get data ready for publications or presentations. All participants are involved with the crystallographic process from start to finish.

Organizers

Eligibility

The SCI is open to undergraduate students and their faculty mentors. The primary intent of the SCI is to increase research and instructional capacity in the structural sciences at primarily undergraduate institutions; however, if space permits, this conference will also be available to institutions with masters and Ph.D. programs.

Applications will be made available online. The organizers anticipate that interest will exceed the 20 openings, so please apply early. A selection criteria will be used to ensure a diversity of backgrounds and interests of participants.

Location & Fees

All instruction, events, meals and lodging will be located on the campus of Whitworth University, located in Spokane. Nestled in the eastern part of Washington, Spokane is known as a favorite regional hangout with ample outdoor recreation, beautiful scenery and a moderate climate.

There are no registration fees and minimal on-campus housing costs (shared room $27.50 per person/night, single room $30.50 per person/night, and linen option/person $20) associated with this workshop. A portion of the meals will be provided by the SCI. Many participants may expect that a substantial part of their travel and room & board will be provided by the SCI and from NSF and corporate sponsors. Please contact the organizers directly about participant scholarships.

Acknowledgments

The SCI event is graciously supported by the National Science Foundation, Bruker AXS, Oxford Cryosystems and MiTeGen.

Contact Information

Kraig Wheeler
Hugh W. Johnston Professor of Chemistry
kraigwheeler@whitworth.edu
509.777.3643

Trisha Russell
Associate Professor, Chemistry
trisharussell@whitworth.edu
509.777.3461