The Fixman Summer Theory program is supported by a fund established in honor of Prof. Marshall Fixman, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.

The goal of the program is to provide a research experience in theoretical and computational chemistry to undergraduate students.    After short courses in computer programming and in methods of computational chemistry, the student will join the research group of one of the participating mentors and conduct research on a project described in the ‘Featured research projects’.

The student is also encouraged to participate in the social and instructional activities organized as a part of the REU summer research program.


The Summer Theory Program is open to undergraduate students at US universities.  Applicants  are required to have completed the undergraduate  physical chemistry course sequence or equivalent coursework.   The program is intended for undergraduate students who will graduate no earlier than December 2017.