CHED D Rillema, Irvin Levy, Steven Fleming  Monday, August 20, 2012 

136 - Green chemistry commitment: Transforming chemistry education

John C Warner1, Amy S Cannon2, Amy_Cannon@beyondbenign.org, Kate Anderson2, Edward J. Brush3. (1) Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, Wilmington, MA 01887, United States, (2) Beyond Benign, Wilmington, MA 01887, United States, (3) Department of Chemistry, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA 02325, United States

Green Chemistry represents a significant change in how we design molecules and materials. This moves chemists towards safer, non-toxic, renewable chemistry and materials. In order to advance green chemistry throughout the United States and internationally a significant change must occur in how we are training the current and next generation of scientists.

The Green Chemistry Commitment is an initiative to bring together green chemistry educators around the goal of transforming chemistry education. The commitment aims to bring the field together to agree upon common student learning objectives that departments wishing to incorporate green chemistry will champion. The Commitment is being lead by Beyond Benign, a non-profit dedicated to Green Chemistry education, in partnership with a faculty advisory board representing different colleges and universities from throughout the United States. This presentation will describe the program goals, the work of the commitment's advisory board and resources for interested faculty and institutions.


Monday, August 20, 2012 02:05 PM
The Green Chemistry Commitment (01:30 PM - 05:10 PM)
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
Room: 112 B

 

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