Green Chemistry Education: Changing the Course of Chemistry

Green Chemistry Education: Changing the Course of Chemistry




Green Chemistry - a new approach to designing chemicals and chemical transformations that are beneficial for human health and the environment - is an area that continues to emerge as an important field of study. Practitioners design to be more sustainable the materials, products, and processes that are the basis of our technologically advanced society and economy. Molecular designers are seeing new performance capabilities in the products, new efficiencies in the processes, and achievements in meeting the goals for protecting human health and the environment in a profitable way.

Educators have recognized that Green Chemistry principles and practice have not been a part of traditional training in chemistry, and are not part of the skill sets of most practicing chemists. Leaders in Green Chemistry education have developed a wide range of new approaches, courses, tools, and materials that have been introduced and demonstrated in the chemistry curriculum in colleges and universities around the U.S.

This ACS Symposium Series Book collects the current research and advances in the field of green chemistry, with an emphasis on providing educators with the knowledge and tools needed to incorporate recent information about this field into the chemistry curriculum. This volume is an outstanding resource for any chemical educator wishing to deepen, broaden, or begin the inclusion of green principles and practices into their teaching or research. Given the current interest in green chemistry, this timely book provides an invaluable snapshot of green chemistry education, highlighting best practices from the first decade of greening the chemistry curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780841274471
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Publication date: 05/29/2009
Series: ACS Symposium Series , #1011
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul T. Anastas is Professor in the Practice of Green Chemistry and Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University.

Irvin J. Levy is Professor of Chemistry at Gordon College in Wenham, MA where he has taught since 1985.

Kathryn E. Parent has been at the forefront of Green Chemistry education since 2002 when she took on a position with the Green Chemistry Institute at the ACS.

Table of Contents

1. Changing the Course of Chemistry, Paul T. Anastas and Evan S. Beach (Yale University)
2. Using Green Chemistry to Enhance Faculty Professional Development Opportunities, Margaret E. Kerr (Worcester State College) and David M. Brown (Davidson College)
3. The Garden of Green Organic Chemistry at Hendrix College, Thomas E. Goodwin (Hendrix College)
4. Integrating Green Chemistry Throughout the Undergraduate Curriculum via Civic Engagement, Richard W. Gurney and Sue P. Stafford (Simmons College)
5. Integrating Green Chemistry into the Introductory Chemistry Curriculum, Marc A. Klingshim (University of Illinois at Springfield) and Gary O. Spessard (St. Olaf College)
6. Greening the Chemistry Lecture Curriculum: Now is the Time to Infuse Existing Mainstream Textbooks with Green Chemistry, Michael C. Cann (University of Scranton)
7. Green Analytical Chemistry: Application and Education, Liz U. Gron (Hendrix College)
8. Linking Hazard Reduction to Molecular Design: Teaching Green Chemical Design, Nicholas D. Anastas (Poseidon's Trident) and John C. Warner (Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry)
9. Integrating Green Engineering into Engineering Curricula, Julie Beth Zimmerman and Paul T. Anastas (Yale University)
10. Green Laboratories: Facility-Independent Experimentation, Kenneth M. Doxsee (University of Oregon)
11. Student-Motivated Endeavors Advancing Green Organic Literacy, Irvin J. Levy and Ronald D. Kay (Gordon College)
12. K-12 Outreach and Science Literacy Through Green Chemistry, Amy S. Cannon (Beyond Benign Foundation) and John C. Warner (Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry)
13. Green Chemistry Education: Toward a Greener Day, Mary M. Kirchhoff (American Chemical Society)

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