Green Chemistry education: An upstream approach to addressing sustainability challenges

Organised by: Beyond Benign
Date/Time: 2022-06-21T16:00:00Z2022-06-21T17:00:00Z

Location: Online
Description: webinar on Green Chemistry education, that discusses an upstream approach to address sustainability challenges. This webinar will cover the topic of Green Chemistry Education from different perspectives.

Speakers:

Dr. Wei Zhang, Professor and Director of Center for Green Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Amy Cannon, Executive Director, Beyond Benign

Dr. Liza Abraham, Associate Professor, Green Chemistry & Sustainability Advocate, Ambrose University

Speaker Topics:

Twenty years ago, Prof. John Warner established the first Green chemistry PhD program in the US at University of Massachusetts Boston. In this webinar, 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 the Beyond Benign 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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