Texas Tech Chemistry Department Celebrates Opening of Renovated Room

The facility houses a 1164-core Dell computer cluster and includes workspace for about 15 researchers.

Texas Tech University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will celebrate the opening of a newly renovated room that will house a center for scientific computing.

The computer system located inside the room was funded by a $525,000 instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), while renovations to the room were funded by Texas Tech.

The facility houses a 1164-core Dell computer cluster and includes workspace for about 15 researchers, said Carol Korzeniewski, chairwoman of the department. The facility will support computational aspects of research in areas related to chemistry, biochemistry, materials science and chemical engineering.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 12). The media is invited to attend.

Bill Marcy, interim chairman of computer science and director of the Murdough Center NIEE, and Taylor Eighmy, vice president of research, will attend and cut the ribbon, marking the official opening. Both played an instrumental role in the renovation project.

CONTACT:Carol Korzeniewski, chairwoman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3067 and carol.korzieniewski@ttu.edu; Carly Jenkins, assistant to graduate advisor, (806) 742-3057 or carly.jenkins@ttu.edu