GEMs: A database of Greener Education Materials for chemists

Julie A. Haack, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, 1253 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1253 and James E. Hutchison, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403.

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ABSTRACT: The incorporation of green chemistry principles into the chemistry curriculum provides new opportunities to enhance the curriculum and engage a broader spectrum of students in the study of chemistry. In order to facilitate the development green chemistry educational materials and their incorporation into the chemistry curriculum, we have designed an interactive, web-based database of Greener Education Materials for chemists called GEMs. The database provides a tool for the organization and dissemination of core green chemistry educational materials that can be utilized to support chemical education across chemical disciplines (e.g., general, organic, physical, analytical, materials, etc.) and among diverse educational audiences (e.g., K-12, colleges and universities). Since the database will include both published and original submissions, it provides the infrastructure for collaborative development of this resource among the chemical education community.