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28th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference


Attend a Workshop: Develop Your Skills & Knowledge

Sign up for one or more of these workshops when you register for GC&E.

Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Workshop

June 12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This full-day workshop will use a systems-thinking approach to highlight green chemistry metrics and tools, with an emphasis on their potential applications in dye synthesis. Breakfast and lunch are provided. A special networking reception for participants and invited green chemistry leaders will follow the workshop. Participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion and their $50 registration fee will be refunded.

Driving Sustainable Chemistry Through Systems-Based Metrics

June 13, 2-5 p.m.
This workshop is intended to nurture understanding and confidence in the use of appropriate sustainability and green chemistry metrics in research. The workshop will include a focus on process-scale metrics related to waste and energy, as well as life cycle impacts relevant to processes and products. Emphasis will be given on the necessity of trade-offs in developing technologies that meet sustainability goals.

Incorporating the New ACS GCI Green Chemistry and Systems Thinking Modules in your Undergraduate Teaching

June 14, 2-5 p.m.
This half-day workshop for organic and/or general chemistry instructors will introduce the newly launched ACS GCI green chemistry teaching modules and guide participants through the planning process for including one or more modules in their course curricula. During the workshop, participants will work to customize the modules to one or more of their individual classroom requirements and/or content gaps. A checklist for implementation will be provided, and participants will leave the session with specific, achievable tasks/goals that they can take back to their home institutions.

Effective Science Communication Workshop

June 14, Evening
This workshop will emphasize the value of speaking for chemistry and offer best practices and examples of productive communication exchanges. The presenter(s) will illustrate the various justifications for conveying chemistry as well as the approaches and strategies that may be used to do so successfully. Whatever your background, don’t pass up this chance to improve your communication skills. Light food and refreshments provided. Participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion and their $50 registration fee will be refunded.

Hazard Assessment for Chemists

June 13, 9-12:30 p.m.
This workshop will provide chemists fundamental theory and practical tools that can be applied early in the design of chemicals and materials. Material will cover a) a brief overview of the toxicology fundamentals that underpin chemists’ ability to consider chemical toxicity, b) a consideration of design guidelines based on physicochemical properties and reactivity indices that identify chemicals most likely to meet a threshold of safety, and c) a discussion of the use of next generation in silico tools for prediction of chemical hazard. Examples of opportunities where collaborations between chemists and toxicologists have allowed for progress in the design of functional and safe chemicals will be discussed.