Virtual Summer Symposium: Integrating Green Chemistry and Sustainability into Chemistry Education

WEBINAR (2 hours 45 minutes) on July 28, 2020


This symposium is co-organized with Andy Dicks and Lloyd Bastin and will highlight the incorporation of green chemistry and sustainability principles throughout the chemistry curriculum as well as through co-curricular activities such as clubs, organizations and service-learning opportunities. The focus will be on green chemistry and sustainability materials and models rooted in the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry that are designed to educate high school, community college, four year college and graduate students. These materials will include classroom teaching modules/courses, learning methods, educational research, laboratory experiments and experiences, and the integration of toxicology into the chemistry curriculum. This session will highlight collaborations between K-12 educators and academic partners.

This Virtual Summer symposium will have several speakers who will each present a talk on the topic of simulations to enhance chemical instruction. Each speaker will have 20 minutes to talk and answer questions. There will be a short break halfway through the symposium. The speakers and schedule are shown below:

  • 12:00 pm – Opening Remarks and Instructions
  • 12:05 pm – Janie Butler and Natalie O’Neil, “Fostering a Green Chemistry Education Community of Practice with K-20+ Stakeholders”
  • 12:25 pm – Jennifer Sherburn and Erika Fatura, “Introducing Pre-service Teachers to Chemical Safety and Green Chemistry”
  • 12:45 pm – Robert Baldo, “Making Green Chemistry Available to All: Bringing the Wonder of Science from Elementary to Higher Education Learners”
  • 1:05 pm – Steven Kosmas, “Integrating the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry Through Student Centered Activities”
  • 1:25 pm – Break
  • 1:40 pm – Cassie Knutson and Jane Wissenger, “Greening Minnesota High School Classrooms through Teacher Workshops”
  • 2:00 pm – Douglas E. Raynie and Matthew L. Miller, “Partnering for Green Chemistry Education”
  • 2:20 pm – Ken Hoffman and Andy Dicks, "Designing Green Chemistry Labs for High- and Middle-School”
  • 2:40 pm – Brief Closing Remarks and Links

Organizer: Kate Anderson and Janie Butler, Beyond Benign
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 pm ET