Monday, July 19, 2010

In Washington, D.C.: Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

Professor Irv Levy writes:

Greetings! Just wanted to share news from the 14th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in DC this past week. Our students were involved as participants, volunteers, and— most notably—as workshop leaders along with other Beyond Benign Fellows from Simmons College and Suffolk University.

Our students trained about 40 other undergraduates, graduate students and post-docs how to do green chemistry outreach. The workshop culminated with an actual outreach event that brought about 150 children from Washington, DC and metro area into the auditorium of the NEA, where our newly minted outreach students ran five different green chemistry hands-on activities for the children. It was a really great event for all involved.

Gordon College outreach fellows were Ben Stewart (Chemistry), Annie Hsieh (Mathematics), Lisa Schott (Kinesiology), and chemistry major Kristen Entwistle. All four students were supported by a grant from the NSF that covered all of their travel and registration expenses for the conference.

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