Dr. Julie A. Haack develops tools and experiences that connect design and innovation to the science of sustainability. She is an emeritus faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon where, in 2005, she created the first green chemistry education database (GEMs) and later coordinated the Green Chemistry Education Network (GCEdNet). GEMs was a free, internet accessible collection of chemistry education materials focused on green chemistry. The database was designed as a comprehensive resource including laboratory exercises, lecture materials, course syllabi and multimedia content that illustrated chemical concepts important for green chemistry. Later in her career, she created educational experiences and professional development opportunities that integrated green chemistry into the curriculum for design, journalism and business majors. Her goal was to gather diverse student perspectives, at the point of invention, to create more robust ideas at the heart of a sustainable future. Julie is currently a career development coach for post-doctoral scholars in the Center for Translational Biomedical Research at the University of Oregon’s Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.
Dr. Julie A. HaackUniversity of Oregon