Chemistry Education for a Sustainable Society, Volume 1: High School, Outreach, & Global Perspectives

ISBN : 9780841237551

Sherine Obare; Catherine H. Middlecamp; Keith E. Peterman
196 ページ
183 x 262 mm
ACS Symposium Series

A key step toward embracing sustainability and green chemistry is educating the next generation of chemists about their importance. To this aim, the ACS-CEI Award for Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education recognizes exemplary contributions. This two-volume set contains chapters written by recent award winners. This volume explores current efforts across the world to incorporate environmentally conscious material into chemistry curricula. Educators spanning K-12, undergraduate, and graduate classrooms provide perspectives on new developments as well as methods to introduce preservice and current teachers to environmental teaching best practices.


Chapter 1: Designing Impactful Green and Sustainable Chemistry Workshops for High School Teachers, Jane E. Wissinger, Cassandra M. Knutson, and Cassidy H. Javner
Chapter 2: Educational Tools to Fight for the Planet: Education Is Our Most Powerful Weapon to Fight Climate Change, Gregory P. Foy and R. Leigh Hill Foy
Chapter 3: The Green Fuels Depot: Sustainability, Education, and Undergraduate Research at the Community College, Richard H. Jarman
Chapter 4: Building Bridges between Sustainability and Chemistry in E 4. ducation and Outreach, Sarah C. Larsen, Russell G. Larsen, and Vicki H. Grassian
Chapter 5: Greening the Senior High School Chemistry Curriculum: An Action Research Initiative, Michael Linkwitz and Ingo Eilks
Chapter 6: Education for Sustainable Development in High School through Inquiry-Type Socio-Scientific Issues, Rachel Mamlok-Naaman and Daphna Mandler
Chapter 7: Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education by Teaching through Project-Based Learning , Muhamad Hugerat
Chapter 8: Sustainability and Green Chemistry Education: Innovative and Contextualized Experiences from the Undergraduate Chemistry Courses at the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil, Vania Gomes Zuin and Caroindes Julia Correa Gomes
Chapter 9: Evolution of an ACS-CEI Award-Winning Undergraduate Course in Catalytic Organic Chemistry, Sophie A. L. Rousseaux and Andrew P. Dicks
Chapter 10: A Holistic Approach to Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education in Israel, Yael Shwartz, Emil Eidin, Debora Marchak, Miri Kesner, Neta Avraham Green, Eldad Marom, David Cahen, Avi Hofstein, and Yehudit Judy Dori
Chapter 11: Malaysian Experiences of Incorporating Green Chemistry into Teaching and Learning of Chemistry across Secondary and Tertiary Education, Mageswary Karpudewan
Editors' Biographies
Author Index
Subject Index


Sherine Obare is an environmental chemist whose research focuses on the detection and remediation of environmental contaminants as well as understanding the fate, transport and toxicity of anthropogenic nanomaterials. She serves as the Program Chair for the American Chemical Society's Division of Environmental Chemistry and is also Chair-Elect for the Division (2020-2022). She has trained over 100 students in her laboratory and is the recipient of the 2009 IUPAC Young Observer Award, the NSF CAREER Award, and the NSF Division of Materials Research American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellowship. In 2013, Obare was named as one of the Top 25 Women Professors in Michigan. In 2019, she was elected as Fellow of the American Chemical Society. The Triad Business Journal recognized Obare as a Triad Power Player in 2019 and as an Outstanding Women in Business in 2020. Catherine H. Middlecamp has devoted 40 years to teaching and learning chemistry in the context of real-world issues. At; the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she is a professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and is the campus-wide Director for Sustainability Education and Research. From 2007 to 2016, Middlecamp served as the Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry in Context, a college curriculum project of the American Chemical Society. She was elected chair of the ACS Division of Chemical Education (2015-2017) and was in the inaugural class of ACS Fellows (2009). In 2019, she was the recipient of the George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education and earlier received two other national ACS awards as well. Keith E. Peterman is Professor of Chemistry at York College of Pennsylvania. He serves as a member of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany and in Russia, a National Academy of Sciences Research Scholar in Poland, as a Research Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory in DC, and as a visiting professor in China and New Zealand. He takes; student groups to Costa Rica each year to investigate climate change issues linked to impacts, adaptation, and mitigation. He participates in the United Nations climate conferences as an accredited member of the press.