Professor Emerita Jane Wissinger awarded 2024 Career Achievement in Green Chemistry Education

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (6/6/2024) – Department of Chemistry Professor Emerita Jane Wissinger was recently awarded the 2024 Career Achievement in Green Chemistry Education by the ACS. Over the course of her 25 year career at the University of Minnesota, Wissinger served as a proud Green Chemistry advocate and educator, working to pave the way for a more sustainable future. She was the founding chair of the Green Chemistry Committee, the faculty advisor for the American Chemical Society student group (ACS-UMN), and the lead mentor for the annual Green & Sustainable Chemistry Workshop for high school teachers. Wissinger received the award in-person earlier this week at the 28th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

An excerpt from a recent article about Wissinger published on the occasion of her award reads: "Beyond her scholarly achievements, Dr. Wissinger is a role model within the green chemistry community – a community she helped build - who has inspired hundreds of instructors and students across the U.S., Canada, and beyond to boldly work toward curricular reform and the incorporation of green chemistry and systems thinking in teaching. As an innovator, leader, researcher, collaborator, instructor, facilitator, mentor, and friend, Dr. Wissinger has made an indelible contribution to the field of green chemistry."

Read the full article by Dr. David Laviska

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