21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference | June 13-15, 2017 | Reston, Virginia


NextGen Workshop

2017 NextGen GreenChem Workshop
Making Green Chemistry Work for You

Monday, June 12, 2017
8:00 AM Commence
Regency Ballroom
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, Virginia

The Workshop

The 2017 NextGen GreenChem workshop, June 12 during the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral scholars to partake in a combination of professional development opportunities and a green chemistry process design challenge. This year, the focus of the workshop will be two-fold.

The first part of the workshop taps into a new paradigm in science: the ability to communicate your research effectively to a variety of audiences. This part of the workshop will instruct participants to communicate clearly, vibrantly and conversationally with the public, media, grant reviewers, peers and family. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to distill their message, respond spontaneously, use communication techniques and give effective interviews. Participants will also learn how to get the most out of the conference by enhancing their networking skills.

The second part of the workshop is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral scholars to explore real-world applications of green chemistry. The workshop will be guided by experts in the field and will allow participants to experience how chemists, engineers, toxicologists and business experts can work together to think outside of the box.

Space is available for approximately 75 participants.

Organizers: Kate Anderson , Alicia McCarthy, Molly Enright, Ruben Hudson, Irv Levy, Jodi Wesemann, Adelina Voutchkova, David Leahy, Ingrid Mergelsberg and Stefan Koenig.

Important Dates and Deadlines

FEB. 15, 2017 GC&E conference registration and workshop enrollment submission opens
APRIL 28, 2017 Registration deadline (Be sure to complete the online survey in addition to registering for the conference for your enrollment to be considered complete.  See below for details.)
MAY 12, 2017 Participants will receive pre-workshop materials


Anyone enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral program are eligible to apply. Students must also register to attend the conference.


The workshop is offered free of charge to conference attendees. Please note, however, that a $25 deposit is required to guarantee your seat. This deposit will be refunded to you upon your completion of the workshop.

Enrollment Procedure:

In order to complete your enrollment into the workshop (in addition to registering for the conference online), students and scholars must complete the online survey here by the April 28, 2017 deadline.

Your enrollment will be considered incomplete until your registration and survey have been finalized. The deadline for completed information is April 28, 2017. Once both items have been received and reviewed, you will be notified via email to confirm enrollment.

Final Decisions/Steps

Once you have received email confirmation that you are enrolled in the 2017 NextGen Green Chemistry Workshop, you will receive pre-workshop materials on May 12, 2017. Please remember that space is limited. Therefore, if you do not register by April 28, 2017, you may forfeit your seat, and it will be assigned to a student on the wait-list. Once again, note that there is a $25 deposit to guarantee your seat that will be refunded to you upon your completion of the workshop.

If you have questions, please contact program coordinators at [email protected].