Green Chemistry Education, Charting a Course for the Future

Green Chemistry Education, Charting a Course for the Future

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Technologies that lower our ecological footprint are essential for sustainable development.  Green chemistry is an important part of this movement and is imperative to green the chemistry curriculum. Join Dr. Michael Cann and Dr. Joe Fortunak as they look at why we need green chemistry and green chemistry education, its current state, where we need to go and how to get there.

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What You Will Learn

    • Why we need Green Chemistry and Green Chemistry Education
    • The current state of Green Chemistry  Education in the US
    • What’s working, what’s not and the desired state of Green Chemistry
    • How we can attain these goals
    • And much much more…


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Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts

Michael Cann earned his BA in chemistry in 1969 from Marist College, and his MA (1972) and PhD (1973) in organic chemistry from Stony Brook University.  Since 1975 he has been a faculty member at the University of Scranton where he is also a Co-Director of Environmental Science. Mike is the co-author of several books that deal with green chemistry and sustainability.  He is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and an ACS-CEI Award for Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education.



Dr. Joseph Fortunak is an organic chemist. He spent 21 years in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as head of global chemical development at Abbott Labs. Dr. Fortunak is a professor at Howard University, specializing in green chemistry and global access to medicines. He works with organizations including the WHO, UNITAID, the Clinton Foundation, and the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy.





This episode of ACS Webinars®is co-produced with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Learn more about green chemistry and sustainability at .


The Fine Print

ACS Webinars® does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.



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