Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:54:16 -0400
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From: Marta Gmurczyk <M_Gmurczyk**At_Symbol_Here**ACS.ORG>
Subject: Re: Green Chemistry
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I have just attended an excellent talk by James Hutchinson from University Oregon on strategies of incorporating green chemistry in the classroom. In this talk Dr. Hutchinson shared his experience with developing a new green organic chemistry lab curriculum that seeks to eliminate environmental hazards. Here is the link to more information about Dr. Hutchinson’s green chemistry program:


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Chinyere Shaw
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Green Chemistry

I took this innitiaves on 2008 when I was teaching a college preparatory chemistry to 10 and 11 grade students at Mcallen  High School. I carried out a research study that supported my hypothesis that Charts and direct experiences with the chemistry processes around our environment  could be used to teach chemistry just as maps and adventures helps to learn Geography.


I will be more than willing to talk further on this.

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Michael Ochs <Michael.Ochs**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

I am working with faculty to determine a “green chemistry” approach to a general chemistry class for university freshmen, i.e. Chemistry 101.  The purpose of the approach is a safer and more sustainable teaching method as well as our lack of budget to support engineering controls for solvent use during the class.  Currently, we are looking at the American Chemical Society (ACS) for possible leads.  We are searching for contacts who may have taken this approach for their curriculum.  If you know of anyone who has implemented such an approach can you please pass their contact information to me.

Thanks in advance,



Michael Ochs, CIH
Manager, ASU Environmental Health & Safety
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