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Exploring Opportunities in Green Chemistry and Engineering Education: A Workshop Summary to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable Appendix A Summary of Pre-Workshop Participant Survey Forty-three workshop participants answered a 10-question survey to gather information on the details of Green Chemistry (GC) and Green Engineering (GE) education issues of interest to the attendees. The mix of multiple-choice, yes-no, and open-ended questions cover who is interested, how should it be taught, who benefits, and funding. The questions together with the tabulated answers are listed below. QUESTION #1 Academe Industry Government Nonprofit Other Integrated Participants sector 74% 3% 11% 6% 3% 3% QUESTION #2 Integrated Separate Both GC/GE Integrated or separate course 76% 9% 15% QUESTION #3 Books Lecture Materials Colleague Resistance/Lack of Awareness Crowded Curriculum Institutional Resistance Other Impediments to incorporation 16% 20% 23% 22% 9% 10% QUESTION #4 Freshmen Integrated Upper-Level Undergraduate Graduate Level Other At what grade level 17% 67% 8% 0% 8% QUESTION #5 Enthusiasm Recruitment & Retention Increased Job Opportunities Other Largest benefit of GC/GE education to student 35% 23% 18% 24% QUESTION #6 Yes No Some Unsure Sufficient funding/support for GC/GE education 3% 91% 3% 3%
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Exploring Opportunities in Green Chemistry and Engineering Education: A Workshop Summary to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable QUESTION #7 Yes No GC/GE education assist in teaching traditional technical concepts 100% 0% QUESTION #8 Yes No GC/GE helpful teaching multidisciplinary 94% 6% QUESTION #9 TOP 5 OPEN-ENDED RESPONSES What is the single most important action that would help advance the implementation of green chemistry and green engineering education? Funding for more research, curriculum development, teaching materials, U.S. chemical policy reviews, and other GC/GE causes Educational materials and textbooks Awareness at all levels of education. professional societies, and industry Employer demand Required curriculum in classroom QUESTION #10 TOP 5 RESPONSES Who is responsible for taking action? Federal, state, and local government Educational institutions Industry, especially those involved with GC/GE Professional societies (e.g., American Chemical Society) All of the above
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