Moving towards Green and Sustainable Chemistry Education: Rapid Fire Session
Organizers: Michael Wentzel, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Nicholas Kingsley, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI, USA
This fast-paced and engaging symposium will provide educators of all levels with the opportunity to share their innovations in making green chemistry content in lecture, laboratory, and outreach an important topic in teaching chemistry. The interdisciplinary nature of green chemistry opens the door to illustrating how greener organic synthesis, inorganic/enzymatic catalysts, renewable/degradable polymers and materials, biotechnology, toxicology, systems thinking and more can be used to inspire innovation in today’s students.
Abstracts are welcome which share how instructors are integrating new green chemistry materials in their curriculum to prepare students for their future careers especially those involving life cycle analysis. The rapid-fire session format will allow presenters up to seven minutes to present the highlights of their work with three minutes for questions. Speakers must be willing to then participate in a panel discussion at the end of the session to create a forum for exchange of ideas and provide additional details according to the interest of the audience. More than one submission by an author will be allowed to in order to include a breadth of topics.