With a click of a computer mouse, scientists can look at a single molecule of the pain-killer ibuprofen. Then, about as easily as taking a child's building block and turning it around, they can click and view the same molecule from another angle. And another.

It is called computerized modeling, and it is the way scientists work these days. Trouble is, that isn't the way many students learn.

The scientists at the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications are trying to change that. And the U.S. Department of Education is kicking in $2.6 million


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