NGC Announcements: June 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We're looking forward to many upcoming green chemistry and engineering events hosted both by NGC and our partners!

In particular, take a look at our events in June in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. We're excited for our in-person roadmapping event on Wednesday, June 20th from 6-8pm at Raven and Rose in downtown Portland. More information about the launch event is posted on our website.

Read about the release of the first version of our Green Design and Assessment Tool, our work on criteria and considerations for sustainable plastics with OECD, as well as initiatives and opportunities throughout the community in the full newsletter. 

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PRoduct Innovation and Social Mapping (PrISM™) v1.0

PRoduct Innovation and Social Mapping (PrISM™) v1.0

PrISM™ was created to support product designers in developing products based on sustainable green chemistry and engineering design principles.  It is intended to inform early-stage assessment and continual improvement. Information on tools and approaches for more advanced assessment are also included in the workbook. It is currently accessible through Google Sheets which allows for easy transfer back and forth between worksheets and easy access back and forth to external links…

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Launch of the Emerald Corridor GC&E Roadmap at ACS GCI Conference

Launch of the Emerald Corridor GC&E Roadmap at ACS GCI Conference

Join NGC in Portland June 18-20th, 2018 for the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference!

Wednesday evening (6/20), as part of Green Chemistry on Tap, NGC will launch the Emerald Corridor Green Chemistry & Engineering Roadmap (2018-2023). Over the last few months, NGC has facilitated conference calls and interviews to learn from top experts in the region (and beyond) and answer the question, “How can green chemistry and green engineering help to create resilience in the Emerald Corridor (roughly the region from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC)?”  

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Happy Spring! NGC's April 2018 Newsletter

Happy Spring! NGC's April 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We're looking forward to many upcoming green chemistry and engineering events hosted both by NGC and our partners. 

In particular, take a look at our events in June in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. We're excited for our in-person roadmapping event on Wednesday, June 20th from 6-8pm in downtown Portland (venue to be announced soon!). 

Read about our current alternatives assessment work as well as initiatives and opportunities throughout the community in the full newsletter

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We Endorse the March for Science

We Endorse the March for Science

Northwest Green Chemistry enthusiastically endorses the March for Science. The March for Science celebrates science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity, uniting scientists and science fans as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good. The best available science should inform political leaders and policy, enabling the enactment of evidence-based policies in the public interest.

NGC Activities Align with March for Science Goals

Product designers, procurement departments and individuals are often unaware of the human and environmental health impacts associated with their selection of chemical products or processes.

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CB2 REU Summer Program - Apply by Feb. 20th!

The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) Summer 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is now accepting applications! The application deadline is February 20th, 2018.

Since the summer of 2017, CB2 has established a new REU site designed to provide undergraduate students a chance to participate in industry-directed fundamental research opportunities in the fields of bioplastics and biocomposites. Students will gain hands-on experience with synthesis, processing, and characterization of biobased plastics and composite materials.

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Happy New Year from NGC: January 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Year from NGC: January 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As we welcome the New Year, we at Northwest Green Chemistry look ahead to a year of advances in green chemistry research and innovations in the design of safer materials. 

This June, the Green Chemistry and Engineering Annual Conference, now in its 22nd year, will return to Portland, Oregon. Northwest Green Chemistry is co-hosting a session on “Real World Sustainability Challenges: Incentives and Barriers to the Use of Green Chemistry in Products” and a Product Showcase. We invite you to submit abstracts now until February 12th through the GC&E website.

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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Environmental Science at Western Washington University

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The Department of Environmental Sciences within Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University invites applications from candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position focusing on applied environmental chemistry and global change.

The position is at the Assistant Professor rank and begins in September 2018.

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Cultivating an Environmental and Human Health Assessment Framework for Additive Manufacturing: A Journey from an Academic/Industry Partnership to a Consortia-Supported Model

NGC is hosting a Sustainable Materials Roundtable for Additive Manufacturing.   In this blog post, Justin Bours describes the process of developing the framework and modifying it via this peer review process.  Read more about Dr. Justin Bour's journey.

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Tenure-track Faculty in Environmental Health Sciences at San Diego State University

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The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Environmental Health Sciences as part of the Division of Environmental Health in the GSPH. San Diego State University (SDSU) has embarked on an interdisciplinary Area of Excellence program, which is a water-focused initiative that brings together multiple disciplines across campus. As part of this effort, we seek a candidate in the area of water and human health who will contribute to this initiative and also to the GSPH. The GSPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health as a School of Public Health. The Division of Environmental Health offers an M.P.H. in Environmental Health, an M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences, and supports the core curriculum of the GSPH at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate level. In particular the new hire might also help support the undergraduate public health major and the Ph.D. in Public Health within the Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Public Health, concentration Global Health, offered in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego.

The Position: Applicants for the position should demonstrate strong potential for conducting laboratory-based, high-quality extramurally-funded research in the area of water and human health, as well as possess robust teaching abilities. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the interdisciplinary Area of Excellence: “Blue Gold: Mitigating the Effects of Water Scarcity”, which includes three additional new faculty hires across campus in Geography, Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering, in the areas of water resources, water/wastewater/water reuse treatment technology, and hydrogeochemistry.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Application review began October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  Learn more and apply.