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Integrating Green and Sustainable Chemistry Principles into Education

  • ID: 4759502
  • Book
  • July 2019
  • 258 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Integrating Green and Sustainable Chemistry Principles into Education draws on the knowledge and experience of scientists and educators already working on how to encourage green chemistry integration in their teaching, both within and outside of academia. It highlights current developments in the field and outlines real examples of green chemistry education in practice, reviewing initiatives and approaches that have already proven effective. By considering both current successes and existing barriers that must be overcome to ensure sustainability becomes part of the fabric of chemistry education, the book's authors hope to drive collaboration between disciplines and help lay the foundations for a sustainable future.

  • Draws on the knowledge and expertise of scientists and educators already working to encourage green chemistry integration in their teaching, both within and outside of academia
  • Highlights current developments in the field and outlines real examples of green chemistry education in practice, reviewing initiatives and approaches that have already proven effective
  • Considers both current successes and existing barriers that must be overcome to ensure sustainability

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1. Green chemistry as the inspiration for impactful and inclusive teaching strategies

2. Incorporating elements of green and sustainable chemistry in general chemistry via systems thinking 3. Using green chemistry to introduce research: Two mini-research projects for the organic laboratory 4. Microwave reactivity and energy efficiency in the undergraduate organic laboratory

5. Making connections: Implementing a community-based learning experience in green chemistry 6. Promoting political and civic engagement in a nonmajor sustainable chemistry course 7. Development and implementation of a bachelor of science degree in green chemistry

8. A vision for green and sustainable citizenship education at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown 9. The green formula for international chemistry education

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Dicks, Andrew P.
Andrew Dicks holds the position of Professor, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto where he arrived as a postdoctoral research fellow in 1997. He has research interests in undergraduate laboratory instruction that involve designing novel and stimulating experiments, particularly those that showcase green chemistry principles. He has edited two books as resources for teaching green chemistry (Green Organic Chemistry in Lecture and Laboratory and Problem-Solving Exercises in Green and Sustainable Chemistry). He is the recipient of several pedagogical awards, including the 2011 American Chemical Society-Committee on Environmental Improvement Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education and the 2015 Chemical Institute of Canada National Green Chemistry and Engineering Award (Individual Category). In 2014, he was cochair of the 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education which was held in Toronto.
Bastin, Loyd D.
Loyd Bastin is currently a professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and coordinator of undergraduate research at Widener University where he has taught organic chemistry, biochemistry, and sustainability since 2004. Since 2000, he has been interested in the development of green chemistry and sustainability materials for undergraduate chemistry curricula. He has authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters discussing the incorporation of sustainability, environmental justice, and green chemistry into the curriculum. He has organized green chemistry and sustainability-related symposia at the past five ACS Biennial Conferences on Chemical Education. His current area of research is the development of greener methods for synthesizing pharmaceuticals and the development of new laboratory experiments for the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. He currently serves as cochair of the Widener University Sustainability Council and is a member of the Chester Environmental Partnership.
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