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Green chemistry education: Catalyzing sustainable innovation

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Green chemistry education:  Catalyzing sustainable innovation

Time: May 15, 2014 from 3pm to 4pm
Location: online
Website or Map: https://wadismeetings.webex.c…
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: WA Department of Ecology/University of Oregon
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2014

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Green chemistry, the design of chemical products and processes to eliminate hazards to human health and the environment, provides unique opportunities for innovation in academia and industry. Chemistry educators realize that sustainable chemical innovation is complex and requires a broad and sophisticated mix of approaches and educational strategies. In order to meet the growing needs of society, current approaches to chemical design and processing must be transformed and education has the potential to significantly accelerate this transformation.


Over the past 20 years there have been considerable advances toward infusing green chemistry into undergraduate and graduate curricula with the goal of preparing future generations of chemists to practice greener chemistry.  New generations of educational materials have been developed, textbooks have been (re) written, hundreds of colleges and universities have introduced green chemistry into their curricula, and tens of thousands of students are learning about the principles and practice of green chemistry. 


As these changes have been introduced, we've also learned more about the challenges that green chemists will face in the future.  They will need to work in a widely interdisciplinary setting on complex chemical design challenges in the context of a global economy.  They will need new skills and tools to implement the core principles of green chemistry.  


In this presentation Dr. Julie Haack and Dr James E. Hutchison will describe the value of green chemistry to society and within education, provide an overview of the diverse collection of materials available to assist educators in infusing green chemistry principles within higher education, and offer targeted strategies for introducing green chemistry across the curriculum. 



Julie A. Haack

Coordinator Green Product Design Network

Assistant Department Head and Senior Instructor II

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Oregon

James E. Hutchison

Lokey-Harrington Chair in Chemistry

Associate Editor, Environmental Science: Nano

Co-Chair, 2014 Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference,

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Oregon

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