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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:

Green Chemistry Webinars

Our Green Chemistry Education webinars are for faculty and students looking to adopt green chemistry and toxicology in their courses and programs. Tune-in for an upcoming webinar, or access our webinar archive.
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We organize and facilitate workshops and symposia, at national chemistry and chemistry education conferences, on models and practices for adopting green chemistry and toxicology across the sub-disciplines of chemistry.
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Our working groups meet on a regular basis via Conference Call to share resources, work collaboratively on topics of common interest, and organize workshops or conference symposia to advance green chemistry objectives.
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upcoming events

Integrating Green Chemistry and Sustainability into Chemistry Education

July 28, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 2:45 pm

This virtual symposium is co-organized with Andy Dicks and Lloyd Bastin and will highlight the incor...

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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.

faculty fellowship program

Beyond Benign works with faculty members on collaborative projects through the Green Chemistry Commitment program. Fellows work for one or two semesters with Beyond Benign staff to lead programs within the Green Chemistry Commitment. LEARN MORE

"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