Green chemistry provides tremendous opportunities for college and university faculties to better prepare their students with skills to address the global pollution challenges and sustainability through chemistry. Various universities and programs have responded to the increasing need to promote the awareness and practice of green chemistry initiatives.
This webinar will cover the topic of Green Chemistry Education from different perspectives.
Twenty years ago, Prof. John Warner established the first Green chemistry PhD program in the US at University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Zhang will highlight the recent progresses of the program in green chemistry education, research and international collaboration.
Next, Dr. Amy Cannon will highlight the transformative approaches to building a community of educators who have the skills to teach and practice green chemistry – including Beyond Benign’s Green Chemistry Commitment program. She will also describe the open-source, on-line platform called GCTLC, set to launch in 2023, that will allow the global green chemistry community to share resources, collaborate and network to catalyze the implementation of green chemistry throughout the education continuum.
Finally, Dr. Liza Abraham will focus on examples of experiments based on green chemistry principles that she developed and implemented in a feasible way that matches the learning outcomes of standard reactions. She will demonstrate that undergraduate research projects focusing on green chemistry can be undertaken with minimal infrastructure and reduced cost.
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