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The Nexus Blog and Newsletter is published by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® to connect and expand the global green chemistry and engineering community. Learn more about us: www.acs.org/gci.
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GC&E Conference Preview: Dr. Colleen McLoughlin on Advancing Alternatives Assessment
By Ashley Baker, Scientific Content Manager (Contractor) at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute

We interviewed Enhesa's Director of Toxicology on the intersection of green chemistry and alternatives assessment. In this Q&A, Dr. Colleen McLoughlin shares her

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The AI-Driven Future of Green Chemistry: Q&A with the GC&E Conference Co-Chairs
By Ashley Baker, Scientific Content Manager (Contractor), ACS Green Chemistry Institute

In light of our upcoming Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference theme, “AI-Enabled Green Chemistry,” we spoke with conference co-chairs Jared Piper, Director of Pr

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Congratulations to Dr. Jane Wissinger, 2024 Career Achievement in Green Chemistry Education Awardee
By David A. Laviska, Portfolio Manager for Green Chemistry and Sustainability in Education, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

We are delighted to announce the inaugural winner of the "Career Achievement in Green Chemistry Education" award! Dr. Jane Wissinger

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Simplicity and Sustainability: a Values-First Business Approach
By Ashley Baker, Scientific Content Manager (Contractor) at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute

As part of our environmental justice-themed issue of the Nexus Newsletter, we had the privilege of interviewing Huia Iti, Director of R&D at ecoStore & Chantal O

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The Common Thread Between Green Chemistry, Environmental Justice, and Sustainable Fashion
By Ashley Baker, Scientific Content Manager (Contractor) at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Jaye Wilson, graduate student at Yale University, spoke with us about her love of fashion, passion for sustainability, and tips for STEM outreach that includes a

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Engaging Indigenous Communities in Science: Q&A with Dr. Bradley Moggridge
By ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Bradley Moggridge, Associate Professor in Indigenous Water Science at the University of Canberra, spoke with us about how scientists can improve collaborations with Indigenous communities. He also provided guidance on reso

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Green Chemistry and Sustainable Solutions in Africa: A Conversation with Dr. Thompson Izuagie
By ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Hear from Dr. Thompson Izuagie about the groundbreaking green and sustainable chemistry conference taking place in Nigeria this year, and learn about the region's specific needs to advance green chemistry.

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Early Career Postdoctoral-Faculty Bridge Grant Winners Series: Arthur J. Shih
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In this series, we're spotlighting each winner of the inaugural ECP Faculty Bridge Grant! Join us in congratulating Arthur J. Shih, postdoctoral scholar at Northwestern University.

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Early Career Postdoctoral-Faculty Bridge Grant Winners Series: Houqian Li
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In this series, we're spotlighting each winner of the inaugural ECP Faculty Bridge Grant! Join us in congratulating Houqian Li, postdoctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Early Career Postdoctoral-Faculty Bridge Grant Winners Series: Katherine Shulenberger
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In this series, we're spotlighting each winner of the inaugural ECP Faculty Bridge Grant! Join us in congratulating Katherine Shulenberger, assistant professor at Brandeis University.

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Early Career Postdoctoral-Faculty Bridge Grant Winners Series: Jun Hee Jang
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In this series, we're spotlighting each winner of the inaugural ECP Faculty Bridge Grant! Join us in congratulating Jun Hee Jang, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Rowan University.

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Early Career Postdoctoral-Faculty Bridge Grant Winners Series: Bryan James
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In this series, we're spotlighting each winner of the inaugural ECP Faculty Bridge Grant! Join us in congratulating Bryan James, postdoctoral investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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Early Career Postdoctoral-Faculty Bridge Grant Winners Series: Neil Dolinski
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In this series, we're spotlighting each winner of the inaugural ECP Faculty Bridge Grant! Join us in congratulating Neil Dolinski, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Columbia University.

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By David A. Laviska, Ph.D., ACS Green Chemistry Institute

 

I have been strongly committed to quality education, the environment, diversity, and improving our world throughout my career. Therefore, it is with profound gratitude (and excitement!) that I step into the role of Portfolio Manager for Green Chemistry and Sustainability in Education here at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. I started my career as an Environmental Scientist at the U.S. EPA (Region II), working for a bit more than a decade with a team of chemists, biologists, atmospheric scientists, geologists, and engineers to address polluted ecosystems that resulted from what we might call “poor decisions” made throughout the history of the chemical enterprise. Cleaning up after a mess has already been made can be tricky and sometimes, impossible. I then made a big change, returning to graduate school and earning my Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry and catalysis. Along the way, I developed a passion for teaching and green chemistry and decided to direct my energy toward carving out a niche in academia. Now, after a decade of teaching, researching, and innovating in higher education while advocating for green chemistry throughout, I have the privilege of focusing my energy on the development and propagation of educational initiatives at the ACSGCI.

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Remembering Ken Zarker

The green chemistry community lost a leader in the Pacific Northwest last month with the sudden passing of Ken Zarker—manager of Washington State Department of Ecology’s pollution prevention and toxic reduction activities. Ken was a champion of green chem

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