Green Chemistry in Higher Education
Ecology wants to help professors and departments integrate green chemistry concepts into curriculum and academic research. Chemistry programs are a great start, but students in business, environmental science, public health, and other disciplines will also benefit from understanding green chemistry concepts.
Resources for students
Jobs and internships in green chemistry
Check the Green Chemistry Innovation Forum's job board for jobs related to green chemistry.
Ecology has worked with the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) education group to provide examples of careers in green chemistry. Curious about what industry careers exist in green chemistry? Watch GC3's In pursuit of Green Chemistry and Careers in Green Chemistry webinars to learn more.
Green chemistry academic programs
Looking for a research opportunity or courses in green chemistry? The American Chemical Society keeps a list of green chemistry academic programs. Want to help bring green chemistry activities and support to your school? Form a Green Chemistry ACS student chapter!
Additional Student Resources
Apply for funding to present green chemistry research at a conference.
Find opportunities to learn about this field on our continuing education page.
Resources for faculty
Green chemistry webinars for educators
Beyond Benign offers a webinar series to help higher education integrate green chemistry into curriculum. Series topics are targeted to both general chemistry courses as well as organic chemistry and other advanced courses.
For a more introductory look at green chemistry, University of Oregon faculty Julie Haack and Jim Hutchison recorded a webinar describing the value of green chemistry to society and within education. Their site provides materials such as case studies, lab exercises and toxicology resources. Learn more or sign the commitment
Sign the Green Chemistry Commitment
The Green Chemistry Commitment is a project sponsored by Beyond Benign that unites colleges and universities to build support for green chemistry in education. Institutions that sign the commitment agree to progressively incorporate green chemistry theory and practice into their chemistry programs. Learn more or sign the commitment!
Green chemistry policy statement
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) has developed a policy statement that declares a need for universities and colleges to ensure that science and engineering students understand concepts like toxicity, lifecycle impacts, and market drivers for hazardous waste generation. Ecology has signed this policy statement along with other companies, such as Dow Chemical Company, Hewlett-Packard, and Nike.
Contact Saskia van Bergen at 360-407-6609.
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