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


Green Chemistry in the Organic Chemistry Lab Course: A Resource Guide for Faculty and Instructors

March 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Green chemistry has been widely adopted as a means for reducing hazards and waste in the organic che...

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“State-of-the-Art: Two Decades Advancing The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry” at ACS NOLA 2018

March 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join Beyond Benign’s very own Dr. Amy Cannon and Dr. John C. Warner as they present in the symposi...

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“Changing the Course of Chemistry: Adopting the Green Chemistry Commitment” at Sci-Mix

March 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Beyond Benign at the Sci-Fi-Mix poster session held by the Division of Chemical Education (CHED...

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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