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Green Chemistry Education Network Mission

The Green Chemistry Education Network (GC Ed Net) serves as a catalyst for integrating green chemistry in chemical education at all levels. As a network of educators we support opportunities to research, develop, implement and disseminate green educational materials. The GC Ed Net reaches out to all chemistry educators through collaboration and mentoring, facilitating professional growth, and fostering the synergistic integration of green chemistry in education.

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19th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference - Catalyzing Innovation: Smarter research, greener design, better world
July 14-16, 2015 in the Washington DC metro area.
 
Abstract submission is open – deadline March 13, 2015
Program Information - http://www.gcande.org/program/
Advanced Registration – May 29, 2015 - http://www.gcande.org/registration/
NSF Student Travel Scholarship – Application deadline March 13, 2015
We are excited to announce a new workshop this year entitled, Creating learning objectives that infuse green chemistry and engineering into the curriculum.  This will be a hands-on workshop where educators can learn about effective practices to map and correlate core chemistry topics with green chemistry and engineering contexts and create learning objectives that integrate those topics and contexts. Participants will also explore the barriers that students and faculty may need to overcome to use green chemistry and engineering topics as a rich context for learning chemistry.  
 
The workshop will draw on strategies for creating learning objectives that were developed as part of a recent NSF-funded initiative “Visualizing the Chemistry of Climate Change.”  (www.VC3Chem.com; Mahaffy, P. G.; Martin, B.E; Kirchhoff, M.; McKenzie, L.; Holme, T.; Versprille, A.; Towns, M.  (2014) “Infusing Sustainability Science Literacy Through Chemistry Education: Climate Science as a Rich Context for Learning Chemistry,” ACS Sust. Chem. Eng., 2 (11), 2488 – 2622.)  Session chairs: Peter Mahaffy, past-chair of IUPAC’s Committee on Chemistry Education and co-PI of the VC3 project and Julie Haack, coordinator of the Green Chemistry Education Network.

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We are in the process of clarifying some of the current and emerging needs of the green chemistry education community. Our goal is to collect information via this forum and then provide an executive summary for the community to use as we begin to identify collaborative projects and needed resources. Let's begin the discussion by answering the following questions.

1) How do you define yourself as a green chemistry educator?

2) What would you need to enable you to thrive in that role?

3) What challenges are limiting your ability or the community's ability to thrive?

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