Posts under tag: Green Chemistry
The American Chemical Society caught up with UO Chemistry and Biochemistry alum Richard Glover to talk about green chemistry in the laboratory and classroom during the GC&E conference in June.
Richard earned his PhD in Chemistry in 2013, and teaches chemistry at Bellevue College in Washington State.
Read the full article at: Getting Community College Students into the Lab with Green Chemistry
Check out the video and learn about Chemistry and Biochemistry’s connection to 942 Olive Street – the Tyler Innovation Greenhouse!
AroundtheO video and article: The UO’s new innovation hub opens in downtown Eugene
In the Register Guard: New hub for innovators and entrepreneurs set to open in downtown Eugene
In the Daily Emerald: UO opens downtown building to support green start-ups
The American Chemical Society recently published a post on their Nexus Blog that was written by UO student Amanda Kibbel, a Materials and Products major. In her post, Amanda describes the insights she gained into the relationship between chemistry, product design, and environmental impacts while taking CH 114 Green Product Design, taught by UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Julie Haack. (more…)
UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Julie Haack is among the authors of the work selected as “Best Paper” at the 2015 Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference held in Denver, Colorado, April 28 – May 1, 2015.
The paper, titled “Insider-Driven Change in Fields of Practice: Exploring the Case of Green Chemistry,” is a collaboration between chemistry and the UO business school. Authors include Jennifer A Howard-Grenville (UO Business), Julie Haack (UO Chemistry), Doug Young (UO PhD Alum, now at LCC), Andrew Earle, and Andrew Nelson (UO Business). It was presented at the conference by Andrew Nelson.
Abstract: Insiders can be effective at mobilizing to bring about change in organizations or professions, yet we know little about how they work to influence change in a less structured field of work practice. Drawing on interview, observational, and archival data, we inductively investigate the emergence and growth of “green chemistry,” an effort within the chemical sciences to improve the health, safety, and environmental impacts of chemicals through changing practices associated with chemical synthesis and design. We find that advocates mobilized other chemists through a multivocal discourse and flexible principles, as opposed to a cohesive resonant frame. A pluralistic community resulted, which demanded ongoing efforts to both check and sustain this pluralism. The trajectory of green chemistry suggests that insiders can leverage the very elements that structure a field – shared expertise and work practices – in service of change, but that these same elements are threatened by such change. We discuss implications for theory on insider- driven change in fields of practice, the strategic use of multivocality, and the challenges of social change among those bound by common expertise, including members of occupations.
On May 14thJulie Haack will present Green chemistry education: Not just for chemists anymore at 1:00 pm PDT. The webinar is sponsored by The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network and the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse.
On May 15th, Jim Hutchison and Julie Haack will present Green chemistry education: Catalyzing sustainable innovation at 3pm, PDT, sponsored by the Washington State Department of Ecology.
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