Our higher ed team hosted monthly Green Chemistry Connections events, where higher education and industry leaders actively practicing green chemistry and/or Toxicology shared their experiences. These events provided an opportunity for small group discussions, networking, and resource sharing, following the Green Chemistry Students Learning Objectives as a framework. Throughout the year, we hosted 244 faculty and students during our Connections series, 38% of which attended more than one meeting, for a total of 422 engagements across 9 meetings. Meeting topics ranged from favorite resources, to implementation models from around the world, to useful green chemistry tools used in real-world industry practice. If you’d like to discover our 2022-2023 GCC Connection series, please check out the archived webinar to watch the presentations.
Don’t miss out on next year’s Connection series, which will feature green chemistry leaders, opportunities to interact with the community, and plenty of resources to share! Register for the free series here!
Discover our 2022-2023 GCConnections series:
Theme: Fabulous Fabrics
with Dr. Julian Silverman (Assistant Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology NY) and Dr. Dean Campbell (Professor, Bradley University).
Theme: Implementation of the Green Chemistry Commitment
with Dr. Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan (Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University – TWU), Niki Juhl, and Tisha Mendiola Jessop (Senior Instructors, University of Colorado Colorado Springs – UCCS).
Theme: Green Chemistry in Latin America
with Dr. Edson Grandisoli (Education Coordinator and Ambassador, Circular Movement), Leticia Dantas and Fernando Maturi (São Paulo State University – UNESP), Sabrina Ferreira, Gabriela Trisch de Quadros (Federal University of Pelotas – UFPel), Maria Victória Barros, Thalia Ayane, Larissa Nogueira, and José Victor Lopes (Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro – Duque de Caxias, IFRJ).
Theme: Tools in Green Chemistry
with Tony Phan (Naturals Production and Methods Manager, MANE), Dr. Philippa Payne (Associate Director, Gilead Sciences), Dr. Shegufa Merchant (Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland), Dr. Alexey Leontyev and Krystal Grieger (Assistant Professor and Graduate Student, North Dakota State University).
Theme: Towards a Global Community of Transformation in Green Chemistry Education (Part I)
with Dr. Karolina Mellor (Program Director, Yale University) and Dr. Samson Alayande (Associate Professor, First Technical University).
Theme: From Land to Sea: A Connection Between Decolonization and Renewable Resources
with Dr. Avtar Matharu (Professor, University of York) and Dr. Tova Williams (Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University).
Theme: Towards a Global Community of Transformation in Green Chemistry Education (Part II)
with Dr. John De Backere (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto), Dr. Edu Inam (Professor, University of Uyo), Dr. Vânia Zuin Zedler (Professor, Leuphana University), Dr. Mageswary Karpudewan (Associate Professor, Universiti of Sains Malaysia).
Theme: Local and Global Actions for a Sustainable Future
with Dr. Francesca Kerton with (Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland), Christina Greever (Senior Programs Manager, My Green Lab), Graziana Gigliuto (International Secretary, Green Sciences for Sustainable Development – GSSD – Foundation), Dr. João Borges (Senior Researcher, University of Aveiro).