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Green Chemistry Education Webinar by ViridisChem
June 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Don’t miss our Executive Director Amy Cannon and Beyond Benign community members and collaborators Wei Zhang and Liza Abraham at this webinar!
Title: Green Chemistry education: An upstream approach to addressing sustainability challenges
Date: June 21, 2022; 09:00 AM Pacific Time
Registration Link: Registration is FREE at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UYUpnyHPQESHKPqN3MCaGg
Webinar Info: ViridisChem, as a part of their webinar series is organizing a 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.
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
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.
ViridisChem offers a powerful AI driven self-learning cloud software platform that provides real-time toxicity evaluation of every chemical and mixture covering even new drug-targets and proprietary chemicals. Supported by in-house toxicity database with 90 million chemicals and 2.5 billion properties, comprehensive experimental data repository, global regulatory database covering over 135 US and international regulatory lists, and over 50 prediction models providing information on 60 different endpoints, its product Chemical Analyzer visually shows chemical’s toxicity implications (environmental, health and safety) to help critical R&D decision-making. By providing over 50 chemical and toxicological properties, global regulatory concerns and full GHS classification, it is a great tool to build/validate SDS, select less toxic raw material, and to explore least toxic drug targets analogs.