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Rapid-Fire Session: Chemistry Curricula Designed to Achieve Responsible Consumption and Production

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Contributed by Natalie O’Neil, Higher Education Program Manager, Beyond Benign, David A. Laviska, Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University and Michael Wentzel, Associate Professor, Augsburg University


This fast-paced and engaging symposium at the 25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference will provide educators of all levels (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate) with the opportunity to learn about innovations and initiatives for incorporating green chemistry content in lecture, laboratory, and outreach activities. The rapid-fire session format allows presenters ten minutes to engage the audience with a snapshot of their work and prompts audience participation during the live Q&A sessions. Topics range from general and organic chemistry curricula to stand-alone courses and/or lab modules to updates from module development contributors on the current progress of the Green & Sustainable Chemistry Education Module Development Project support by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (GCI). If you are looking for ways to bring green and sustainable chemistry content into your teaching or to expand your current efforts, these rapid-fire sessions offer an opportunity to learn from champions at various stages of incorporating green and sustainable chemistry content in their curricula.

The Chemistry Curricula Designed to Achieve Responsible Consumption and Production Rapid-Fire Sessions will take place over two days at the virtual GC&E conference. Join us Monday, June 14 from 1:00 – 2:45 p.m. EDT to hear from speakers with initiatives relevant to general and organic chemistry curricula, then from 3:05 – 4:50 p.m. EDT to learn about initiatives relevant to stand-alone courses and/or lab modules. On the following day, Tuesday, June 15 from 1:00 – 2:45 p.m. EDT hear from module development contributors from the ACS GCI’s Green & Sustainable Chemistry Education Project. All sessions will have multiple opportunities for live Q&A to allow for audience participation and discussion.

We invite you to join us to learn, discuss and advance the field of green chemistry education from anywhere you are in the world given the virtual conference setting. Register now to join us and we look forward to seeing you there!