Empowering the Next Generation of Sustainable Scientists and Engineers
Symposium Organizers: Natalie O’Neil, Executive Director, Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientists & Engineers (NESSE); Amy Cannon, Executive Director, Beyond Benign; Allison Paradise, Executive Director, MyGreenLab
Scientists are a vital part of the solutions needed to more effectively meet global human needs and providing sustainable access to the world’s resources for current and future generations. Early-career scientists are often directly responsible for developing and implementing novel solutions through their research projects, discovering new ideas and projects, and training and teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Therefore, they have the potential to hugely impact the development and implementation of green and sustainable practices within science and technology. This session will focus on highlighting resources aimed specifically at this group to give them the knowledge to implement green chemistry and sustainable science solutions in their work, to network and communicate with others in related fields, and to gain peer support for tackling obstacles. Attendees will leave with a clear idea and written plan on how they can use the information presented in the session in their professional careers.