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


Student Workshop

The 2017 Student Workshop

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

The Workshop

The student workshop on 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 fellows to partake in a combination of professional development opportunities and a green chemistry process design challenge. This year, the focus of the student 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 students to communicate clearly, vibrantly and conversationally with the public, media, grant reviewers, peers, and family. The workshop will provide an opportunity for students to distill their message, respond spontaneously, use communication techniques, and give effective interviews. Students 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 fellows 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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

FEB. 15, 2017 Registration and application submission opens
APRIL 24, 2017 Application deadline
APRIL 28, 2017 Registration deadline (Registration for the conference after this date will result in forfeit of your seat.)
MAY 12, 2017 Participants will receive pre-workshop materials


All students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral program are eligible to apply. Participants will be selected based on the merit of their application. Students must also register to attend the conference.


The student workshop is offered free of charge to 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.

Application Procedure:

A complete application package must be submitted to [email protected] (Subject Heading: 2017 Student Workshop) by the April 24, 2017 deadline and contain all of the following items:

  1. A resume or CV (max. 2 pages)
  2. One paragraph description of your research/research interest (max. 250 words)
  3. One paragraph description of why you are interested in participating in the student workshop (max. 250 words)
  4. A description of your current knowledge of, and/or practical experience with, implementing green chemistry and engineering – e.g. list relevant coursework, research projects, or internships related to green chemistry and engineering. (max. 250 words)

Your application will be considered incomplete until all items are received. The deadline for completed applications is April 24, 2017, so please submit all of your items prior to the deadline to be considered for the workshop. Selected applicants will be notified via email on a rolling basis.

Final Decisions/Steps

Once you have received email confirmation that your application has been accepted, register for the Student Workshop on the GC&E conference registration site by April 28, 2017 to confirm your seat. If you do not register by this deadline, you will forfeit your seat, and it will be assigned to a student on the wait-list. Once again, please 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].

View The 2016 Student Workshop Program