If you work in K-12 or higher education institution, you are an industry professional or work for a governmental or ngo organization, or your passion and expertise is on social and human health or environmental issues, and you are interested in the future of our state and the education of the new generations, this network is for you!
Michigan Green Chemistry Education Network (MIGCEd Network) is designed to facilitate connections among professionals involved in education at all levels, and to foster inclusion of green chemistry tools and principles into curricular development. We see education as the vital stepping stone in the development and maintenance of a vigorous and efficient workforce fitted to the demands of 21st century.
You are invited to explore our past activities and to become an active participant in the development of this network. Together we should be able to share experiences, to collaborate, to develop new teaching materials and design attractive activities, to integrate the principles and the tools of green chemistry in our daily activities with students, and to stimulate their curiosity and enthusiasm. Together we should become the strong voice of Michigan on the national and international play-field of green chemistry educators, and become active part of the global Green Chemistry Education Network, GCEdNet.
A brief history of a young organization:
2009: Building Green Chemistry Education Network Project awarded to Grand Valley State University (GVSU) by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
May 8, 2009: 1st MIGCEd Network conference, held on GVSU Allendale Campus.
April 30, 2010: 2nd annual meeting, held on GVSU Allendale Campus.
August 19, 2011: MIGCEd Network is getting greener: the 3rd annual conference was held on line, hosted by the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse, in webinar format.