Beyond Benign

Professional Development

HE Professional Development

Our higher education professional development is aimed at sharing best practices in integrating green chemistry in higher education programs, including developing resources for chemistry faculty and students to connect toxicology concepts to chemistry content in their courses and programs.

Through the Green Chemistry Commitment, Beyond Benign facilitates a community of practice within the chemistry field to share best practices and tried-and-true approaches to green chemistry in higher education. Our approach includes:

  • A  Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series for faculty and students
  • Facilitating workshops and conference symposia on models and practices for adopting green chemistry and toxicology across the sub-disciplines of chemistry.
  • Coordinating working groups comprised of faculty and professionals that are working collaboratively on joint projects.

upcoming events

Outreach Fellows Training

October 14, 2017

During this annual full-day training the Beyond Benign outreach fellows learn how to communicate gre...

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AASHE Conference: Featuring the Chemistry Department in Campus Sustainability Initiatives: Best Practices in the Lab and Curriculum

October 16, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Join Beyond Benign’s Executive Director Dr. Amy Cannon, along with Dr. Jane Wissinger (Univers...

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Advancing Safer Chemistry: The Role of Government Policy by Dr. Joel Tickner, University of Massachusetts Lowell

November 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Government policies play an important role in driving green chemistry innovation and adoption. Polic...

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toxicology for chemists

We facilitate workshops at national chemistry and chemistry education conferences and develop curriculum resources that are aimed at providing chemistry faculty with:

  • Understanding in the principles of toxicology, the molecular mechanisms of how chemicals affect human health and the environment, and the resources to identify and assess molecular hazards
  • Opportunities to learn from and interact with their peers who are integrating toxicology concepts into chemistry courses and programs

Learn more about the Toxicology for Chemists activities.

"I am very unfamiliar with toxicology and followed all presentations. I thought it was presented at a very appropriate level."

- 2016 BCCE Toxicology for Chemists workshop participant