Chemical & Engineering News Highlights our new Green Chemistry Curriculum October 19, 2011Posted by Connie Chow in SCFG News.
Story on the Green Chemistry curriculum created by former mentor-scientist and Fitchburg State University assistant chemistry professor Aisling M. O’Connor and her student through a service-learning project, and how we implemented it via Science Club for Girls.
The module introduces concepts of sustainability and green chemistry by exploring the science behind personal care products—items most girls have a keen interest in. O’Connor enlisted the assistance of Jillian Toomey, one of her Fitchburg undergraduate students, to help develop the activities.
The sustainability/green chemistry curriculum, which debuted in June, is designed to be a four-day vacation-week program.