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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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ACSGCI
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The Pfizer Green Chemistry Program Workshop: Educating Our Future Workforce

Contributed by Juan Colberg, Green Chemistry Leader/Senior Director of Chemical Technology, Pfizer; Javier Magano, Principal Scientist, Pfizer; and John Wong, Research Fellow, Pfizer

2012 marked the 10-year anniversary of Pfizer’s Green Chemistry Program,

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ACSGCI
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John Warner on Green Chemistry's Golden Opportunity for S&T Students

This article was originally published on VentureWell's blog.

Green chemistry is evolving to respond to a host of health and environmental challenges. Like most complex social issues, future science and technology professionals and entrepreneurs will be cha

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ACSGCI
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A Student’s Perspective on GC&E

Contributed by By Samantha A. M. Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute®’s (ACS GCI) Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference (GC&E) was kicked off with two simultaneous workshops, one of

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williamfrost295
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My Introduction to Green Chemistry and How You Can Get Involved

My name is William Frost, and I am a rising senior at Bucknell University pursuing degrees in both chemistry and economics. Throughout two years of high school chemistry and an intensive three years of college chemistry, the word green has never really co

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williamfrost295
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Continuous (Flow) Chemistry’s Role in Providing Greater Access to Medication Around the World

Drugs are expensive. That is something the whole world can agree on. People are spending too much on drugs and an unprecedented amount of population does not even have access to medications in the first place. Diminished access to drugs may stem from many

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ACSGCI
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Princeton University and United States Merchant Marine Academy Students Win the Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award

Two U.S.-based students have received the 2017 Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award, presented by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI). Each recipient receives $1,000 and travel support to attend the ACS GCI Green Chemistry & En

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ACSGCI
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Capturing Plastics with a Purpose

Contributed by Jenna Jambeck, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, and Director, Center of Focus for Circular Materials Management, New Materials Institute, University of Georgia; Mackenzie Carter, Graduate Rese

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ACSGCI
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University of Toronto and Trinity College, Dublin Students Win 2017 Breen Memorial Fellowship

The 2017 Dr. Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship winners are Samantha Smith, from the University of Toronto, and Caitilín McManus of Trinity College, Dublin. Each year, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) awards one or more Breen Memorial Fellowship

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CBriddell
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Effectively Communicating the Need for Green Chemistry

Change is hard and it takes a compelling reason to do it. Implementing green chemistry principles in your work takes significant effort, so why do it? What message sparked your interest and motivated you to change your perspective and work?

In a recent pap

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor
What’s Up with “Nok”? A Third Generation Designer Surfactant

Contributed by Bruce H. Lipshutz, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry

In 2011, the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award was given to the Lipshutz Research Group at the University of California, Santa Ba

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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor
Ciba Travel Winners Announced: Four Chemistry & Engineering Students Win ACS GCI Award

The 2016 Ciba Award in Green Chemistry was awarded to four outstanding students from the University of Cincinnati, University of Pittsburgh, University of Toledo, and Yale University. These doctoral students and candidates have shown significant abilities

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ACSGCI
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Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award Winners Announced

All over the country, chemistry undergraduate students are doing green chemistry outreach and activities as part of their ACS Student Chapters. The Green Chemistry Award for ACS student chapters started in the 2001-2002 academic year, with only four winne

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ACSGCI
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Design Thinking: Chemistry education, green chemistry and social/environmental justice

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

In preparing a symposium proposal on green chemistry and social/environmental justice (#GCSEJ) for the 2017 Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E)

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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
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Green Chemistry at West Virginia State University

By Aaron Smith and Morgan Bright, Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) at WVSU; and Micheal Fultz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, West Virginia State University

The importance of the role of chemistry throughout a sustainable

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ACSGCI
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The Importance of an Open Mind in Chemistry

Contributed by Professor James Mack, Associate Professor and Assistant Head, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati

It is amazing that it has been about 20 years since I was first introduced to both green chemistry and mechanochemistry.  I will admit

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ACSGCI
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What Do Solvents Do, Anyway?

Contributed by Kendra Leahy, Graduate Student and Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cincinnati

If you asked my research adviser, Professor James Mack, why chemistry is done in solution, you would most likely get a response that started like this: “Well, there

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a_baker
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Is Hydrogen Peroxide Actually a "Green" Reagent?

A simple Google search of “green chemistry” and “hydrogen peroxide” will quickly display many links to the reported environmental benefits of using hydrogen peroxide in chemical reactions. From a winner of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award

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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
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Riding the Wave in Green Chemistry Education

Contributed by Jane E. Wissinger, Professor and Organic Lab Director at the University of Minnesota

Since introducing the first green experiment into my organic chemistry laboratory curriculum ten years ago, it has been a personally and professionally exhi

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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor
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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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
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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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ACSGCI
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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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