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Green Chemistry University Curriculum Webinar
October 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This webinar will introduce the Yale-UNIDO Green Chemistry University Curriculum, a semester long course developed in collaboration with Beyond Benign. This FREE course is designed for undergraduate students and teaches (i) how the principles of green chemistry can help resolve global human health and environmental issues, (ii) how green chemistry functions and (iii) how it is implemented. The curriculum was developed as part of the Global Green Chemistry Initiative (GGCI), a joint initiative between the Center for Green Chemistry and Engineering at Yale and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and was funded by GEF (Global Environment Facility). This webinar will cover the content of the curriculum as well as how the content can be accessed and utilized by the community to practice sustainability through chemistry.
Amy Cannon, Executive Director of Beyond Benign
Amy holds the world’s first Ph.D. in Green Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Boston where her research involved the environmentally benign synthesis of photoactive materials. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Beyond Benign, a non-profit organization dedicated to green chemistry education.
Amy is passionate about transforming the general public’s relationship with chemistry. She focuses on chemistry education to better prepare students and scientists to enter the workforce trained with the skills to create sustainable materials and products. Through Beyond Benign, she leads many educational initiatives to bring together multiple stakeholders around this common goal.
Karolina Mellor, Program Manager at the Center for Green Chemistry and Engineering at Yale
Karolina Mellor is a program manager with experience in green chemistry education and research. She joined the Center in 2014 and coordinated multiple projects, including Molecular Design Research Network and Global Green Chemistry Initiative.
Karolina has many roles in the Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering including operations, outreach and development, but her primary role is to lead educational efforts in green chemistry. She translates research into teaching tools to educate diverse audiences in green chemistry and sustainability. Her expertise includes online/traditional teaching and instructional design, educational games development and workshop design.
This webinar is co-hosted by Beyond Benign and the Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale