Activities at Hendrix

Guest Speakers

  • Dr. Paul Anastas, Director Green Chemistry Institute
    Thursday, February 1, 2006
    For a scientific audience - Green Chemistry: Current status and future challenges
    Mills B, 11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    For the general public - Sustainable prosperity: Can science help?
    Trieschmann Fine Arts Center, Reves Recital Hall, 7 - 8 p.m. with reception to follow
    Promotional flyer
    News release

National Presentations on Our Programs

  • Dr. Goodwin’s talk at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, Spring 2005
  • Dr. Gron’s talk at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, Spring 2005  
  • Dr. Gron’s talk at the Green Chemistry and Engineering Education Workshop (invited), Chemical Sciences Roundtable, National Academies, November 2005:

Educating Green Scientists and Citizens: Where do we go from here?
National problems can rarely be solved with only action at the national level.  The significant societal problem of unsustainable technology has to be solved with education that is delivered locally.  While national advocacy and governmental financial support is necessary, green educational programs must be created and instituted at the local level to be effective.  This talk makes some observations on who is in the green community now and how that community needs to expand in order to effectively change the way science is done and technology is used.  At Hendrix College, expanding the green community starts with instilling a green ethic in our most green students: those in our introductory courses for majors and non-science majors.