Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Madan, Ryan Smith

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


In conjunction with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the team delivered a set of recommendations for the development of a new 3D biomolecule education program targeted towards year 12 chemistry students. To generate these recommendations, the team conducted interviews and surveys of local VCE teachers, reviewed previous VCE Exams, and investigated Visual Molecular Dynamics and its various features. We determined the specific topics of biomolecules that students struggled with and how animations would be able to help. Ultimately, our recommendations will help develop a program that will make complex concepts of biochemistry more accessible to students and educators alike.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts