Green Chemistry Curriculum Designed to Inspire (Systems Design) – Rapid Fire Session

Organizers: Jane Wissinger, Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota; Alexey Leontyev, North Dakota State University;  Natalie O’Neil, Beyond Benign

This fast-paced and engaging symposium will provide educators of all levels (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate) with the opportunity to share their innovations and initiatives for incorporating green chemistry content in lecture, laboratory, and outreach. In particular, abstracts are welcome for those modeling the inclusion of green and sustainable chemistry metrics which illustrate a life cycle thinking approach to designing a chemical product and/or chemical process. Representative topics include the use of renewable feedstocks, greener synthetic methods, inorganic/enzymatic catalysts, and intended use and end-of-life considerations. Contributions of these methods to improving safety or understanding toxicology would be welcome. The rapid-fire session format will allow presenters seven minutes (with optional use of three minutes for content or questions) to engage the audience with a snapshot of their work and prompt audience participation. Each speaker will be encouraged to include at least one polling question. Speakers will be grouped into themes for panel discussions 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.