Twenty-seventh Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Systems Thinking and Design for Sustainable Use

Symposium Organizer: David J. C. Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

The application of systems thinking to chemistry is a relatively new phenomenon and still rapidly evolving. Chemists generally have not been taught from a systems thinking perspective and therefore lack the vocabulary to talk about systems in chemistry and the understanding of why and how to apply systems thinking in education or to their research and development. This workshop will expose participants to the vocabulary and tools that can be employed to assist chemists as they apply systems thinking to the design of experiments, processes and products.

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