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The Nexus Newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter designed to connect the global green chemistry community, share information, and support the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® in its mission: to catalyze and enable the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise and across the Society.

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Hans Plugge, 3E Company; Longzhu Shen, Yale University; and Alexandra Maertens, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Hans Plugge, 3E Company; Longzhu Shen,

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Philip Jessop, Queen's University

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Philip Jessop, Ph.D., Department of Che

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Frank Roschangar, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Frank Roschangar, Ph.D. MBA, Director,

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Featured GC&E Organizers: Sylvain Caillol, University of Montpellier & Henri Cramail, University of Bordeaux

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Sylvain Caillol, Ph.D., Institute Charl

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Jared Piper, Pfizer

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Jared Piper, Ph.D., Director, Process C

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Brian Sparling, Amgen

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Brian Sparling, Ph.D., Scientist, Medi

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Open Education: Connecting green chemistry with social & environmental justice (#GCSEJ)

Contributed by Ed Brush, Professor of Chemistry, Bridgewater State University, ebrush@bridgew.edu, @GreenChemEd

Momentum is growing for the green chemistry education roadmap project (C&E News) and for the impact of systems thinking in chemistry education.

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Angelo State University’s Green Chemistry Engagement Activities

The Angelo State University ACS Student Chapter was established in 1971. The chapter was awarded their first green chemistry award for the 2008-9 academic year, and they have now received it for nine consecutive years. Recently, we asked the chapter to te

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Green Chemistry Workshop for Drug Development and Education

Contributed by Ray Borg, Chair of the UMass Sustainable Scientists Association and Outreach Coordinator of the NSYCC

On Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Sustainable Scientists Association, and the Nort

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ISGC 2017, May 16th to May 19th, La Rochelle, FRANCE - is one of the worldwide leading events in the field of green chemistry and gathers more than 800 attendees either from academia or industry.

Apart from 24 invited lectures, ISGC 2017 will welcome 280 o

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The Power of Alumni Celebrated at University of Massachusetts at Boston

Contributed by Karolina Mellor, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

The development of green chemistry was made possible because of the individuals in academia, industry, government and NGOs who dared to dream

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New Ideas for Green Chemistry Education

Contributed by Karolina Mellor, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

Green chemistry offers solutions to difficult-to-tackle environmental problems. For example, the green chemistry framework has successfully be

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Forget Going for the Gold; We're Going for Green! How U.S. EPA Programs Accelerate Innovation in the Chemical Enterprise

At this year’s Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Portland, OR, I had the opportunity to interview David Widawsky, Director of the Chemistry, Economics, and Sustainable Strategies Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We d

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Reflections from Portland and the Importance of Green Chemistry in Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals

At this year’s GC&E conference, I had the chance to interview Shawn Hunter, Global EH&S Product Sustainability Leader for Building and Construction at the Dow Chemical Company. Here, read our discussion about Dow’s sustainability initiatives, successful i

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The 20th annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference – Perspectives of a First-time Attendee

Contributed by Dr. Karen Goodwin, Professor, Centralia College

In July of this year, I had the opportunity to be a first-time attendee at the Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, held in Portland, Oregon. Now in its 20th year, this is the first time

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Green Chemistry = Social & Environmental Justice

Contributed By Ed Brush, Professor of Chemistry and Coordinator of Project GreenLab, Bridgewater State University

The vision statement of the American Chemical Society reads, “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.” Chemistry

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Getting Community College Students into the Lab with Green Chemistry

During the GC&E conference in June, we had a chance to catch up with Rick Glover, a chemistry teacher at Bellevue College in Washington State. In an interview, he discussed how he gets community college students into the lab and engaged in real-world sust

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Student Perspective: Brendan Phillips, 2015 CIBA Award Winner

Contributed by Brendan Phillips, 2015 CIBA Winner, Ursinus College  

The 20th Annual GC&E conference was the first national meeting I have attended and upon arrival I was not sure what to expect. Beginning with Monday's student workshop, I started thinkin

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In Portland, Every Color is Green

Contributed by Heather Buckley, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

For the most part, the only folks I know who will get up at 4:00 a.m. are skiers, surfers, or windsurfers; all sleepy, but eager to make the trip to snowy slopes

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Reflections from the 20th Annual GC&E Conference as a First Time Attendee

Contributed by Sarah Kwan, Ph.D. Student, Yale University

On March 21th, 2016, I received exciting news that read, “Congratulations on being selected as a 2016 Breen Award Winne.r” I was elated, as not only is it a great honor to receive such a competitive

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20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Reflections from a Young Scientist

Contributed By John Hanson Machado, Upcoming Graduate Student, George Washington University

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” Paul Anastas quoted Newton in his keynote address. I can’t think of a better quote to set the

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Student Perspective: My GC&E 2016 Experience

Contributed by Jesse Vanderveen, Undergraduate, Queens University

This year I had the privilege of attending the 20th ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering conference and the honour of receiving the Kenneth G. Hancock memorial award. Although this was my fi

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Thank You, ACS: 2016 GC&E Conference Reflections

Tova N. Williams, 2015 Ciba Award Winner, North Carolina State University

Little did I know when finally granted permission by my mother to dye my hair for the first time as a high schooler that this experience would lead not only to my experimenting with

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Reflections on my First Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Contributed by Brooke Mason, 2015 Ciba Award Winners, University of Toledo

I was honored ACS selected me for a CIBA travel award to attend the 20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Portland, Oregon from June 13-16th.  As an environmental

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Student Perspective: 2016 ACS Green Chemistry Conference

Contributed by Ryan Pearson, 2015 Ciba Award Winner, University of Colorado, Boulder

My interest in green chemistry grew to new heights when I was fortunate to participate in the 2015 ACS Green Chemistry Summer School. After this enlightening experience I

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2016 GC&E Student Workshop: The Design Challenge

This year’s student workshop, held Monday, June 14, 2016, in Portland, was dramatically different from years past. With green chemistry gaining  momentum, it was time to push participants further than ever before with a green chemistry design challenge.

Co

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Here Today, Green Tomorrow

Contributed by Austin Evans, a recent graduate of The University of Tulsa and a rising graduate student at Northwestern University

I am fortunate to have recently attended the American Chemical Society’s 20th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conferen

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Announcing the Winner of 2016 GC&E Business Plan Competition: Grow Bioplastics

For its fourth year, the ACS GCI held a business plan competition as part of the 20th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. There were four semi-finalists, all of which convened in Portland, OR to pitch their companies for the winning title a

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University of Tulsa and Queens University Students Win Green Chemistry Award

Two U.S.-based students have received the 2016 Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award, presented by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI). Each recipient receives $1,000 USD. The award was formally presented at the 20th annual Green

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Semi Finalists Announced for the GC&E Business Plan Competition

The GC&E Business Plan Competition is a unique program in the green chemistry community. The goal of the competition is to support and train early-stage, pre-revenue entrepreneurs to move forward with their green chemistry and engineering ideas. Today we

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