The purpose of the MI Green Chemistry Education Network has always been to build green chemistry awareness and communication among chemistry educators and to develop long-term plans to implement green chemistry curricula into classrooms and laboratories. In order to achieve this, the Network partnered with the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse website in 2010. Along with this shift to online interaction, it was decided to have the 2011 Education Conference as an online webinar on Friday August 19. A variety of speakers presented their work and activity in the field of green chemistry to an online audience. The webinar was divided into two sessions, a Morning and Afternoon Session. The Morning Session focused on green chemistry education and research for high school and college students, while the Afternoon Session presented content on green chemistry curriculum development, student networking, and the Clearinghouse website.

 

Webinar Proceedings

Morning Session

Ned Jackson (Michigan State University)- “Green Chemistry Research for Those Green to Chemistry: High School Students and College Freshman”

Candace Sykes (American High School, Freemont, CA)- “Incorporating Green Chemistry into Your High School Curriculum”

Terri Lynch-Caris and Jennifer Aurandt (Kettering University)- “The Role of Green Chemistry in an Industrial Ecology Course at Kettering University”

Afternoon Session

Dalila Kovacs (Grand Valley State University)- “Green Chemistry at GVSU: Content and Methodology”

Lin Kaatz Chary (Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network)- “The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network/Student Network”

Clinton Boyd (Sustainable Research Group)- “Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse”

 

Presentation Videos

Ned Jackson- “Green Chemistry Research for Those Green to Chemistry: High School Students and College Freshman”

 

Candace Sykes- “Incorporating Green Chemistry into Your High School Curriculum”

 

Terri Lynch-Caris and Jennifer Aurandt- “The Role of Green Chemistry in an Industrial Ecology Course at Kettering University”

 

Dalila Kovacs- “Green Chemistry at GVSU: Content and Methodology”

 

Lin Kaatz Chary- “The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network/Student Network”

 

Clinton Boyd- “Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse”