Module Development

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Green & Sustainable Chemistry Education Module Development Project

Starting in 2020, we are initiating a 3-year project to develop green and sustainable chemistry education resources for undergraduate students studying general and organic chemistry. These resources will integrate green and sustainable chemistry using a systems thinking lens and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to set the context.

This year, our team has been working to develop a rubric to guide the development and evaluation of the education modules. The rubric is paired with a guidance document that articulates the connections between green and sustainable chemistry, systems thinking, and how these ideas connect to the current chemistry curriculum.

Watch the Roadmap Introduction Webinar

Watch our August 5, 2020 webinar, Undergraduate Chemistry Education for a Sustainable Future: Green Chemistry Module Development, to learn how more about our efforts to develop education resources for the undergraduate chemistry curriculum!

Apply to Contribute to Module Development

Starting in 2021, we will begin the module development process. Additional information and guiding materials like the rubric and rubric guidance document can be found on the Education Roadmap webpage. If you are interested in joining a module development team, please apply by November 20, 2020.

Module developers will:

  • Work with a team of educators from a variety of institutions, supported by ACS GCI staff
  • Select a topic according to your expertise
  • Provide feedback to another team’s module
  • Pilot a module in your classroom and make revisions
  • Ensure your module meets the evaluation rubric
  • Receive authorship credit for your work
  • Receive financial compensation upon delivery of classroom-ready materials
  • Expand your network and have fun with like-minded green chemistry educators!

To learn more about these efforts, please read ACS GCI Advisory Board Chair Bill Carroll’s article in the August 2, 2019 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, “Mapping Out the Future of Green Chemistry Education”.

Changing the chemistry education landscape to better reflect systems thinking and sustainable and green chemistry approaches will require many minds. Whether you are an educator, student or industry scientist, if you are interested in helping in this endeavor, please contact to discuss ways you can contribute.

Questions About Module Development & Green Chemistry Education?

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ACS GCI's Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

The Call for Abstracts for the 25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will open on January 4, 2021.