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Chemical Education Seminar, Purdue University
September 19, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Beyond Benign’s Executive Director, Dr. Amy Cannon, will give a seminar at the Chemical Education department at Purdue University.
Title: Green Chemistry Education: Preparing next generation chemists to practice sustainability through chemistry
Today’s global sustainability challenges will involve innovative chemical solutions. Green chemistry by definition is the intentional design of safer, less hazardous products and processes that reduce or eliminate hazardous substances. The implementation of green chemistry throughout educational systems is essential to support a growing global greener chemicals market. Through innovation in the laboratory and with changes in chemical education, chemistry students can be prepared to solve 21st century problems.
This presentation will discuss techniques and resources for adopting green chemistry throughout our educational systems and highlight higher education programs that are aimed at transforming chemistry education, including Beyond Benign’s Green Chemistry Commitment, a voluntary, flexible framework for chemistry departments to adopt green chemistry theory and practice. The Commitment aims to transform chemistry education in higher education to equip students with the skills and knowledge to design safer, more sustainable products and processes. Additional resources will be presented, including a newly available Green Chemistry Resource Guide for the Organic Chemistry Lab Course.