UTM SMACS Green Chemistry Page

 

The University of Tennessee at Martin chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society - UTM SMACS is the only chapter that has been recognized as Green Chapter every year since this designation was initiated. The chapter received several Innovative Activities Grants, two International Year of Chemistry grants, and was involved with the local - Kentucky Lake, Nashville and Memphis sections of ACS in conjunction with two Innovative Projects Grants to work on green chemistry related projects.  As a result of these activities

 

 

The following links can be used to access some of the green chemistry presentations at the University of Tennessee at Martin:

 

 

 

Green Chemistry Activities of the UTM SMACS chapter for 2011-12 were summarized in the chapter's annual report as follows:

Section V (optional) – Green Chemistry: { UT-Martin SMACS }


Date

Number of Student Member Chapter Participants

Number of non-Student Member Chapter Participants

Number of Faculty Participants

Name of Event/Location

Number served by your activity

Was the activity planned by the chapter?

10-6-2011

18

0

2

Dr. B. G. Loganathan on “Man-made Organic Polutants in the Environment”

>50

Yes

10-27-2011

17

0

2

Dr. Albert Wiley Seminar on pros and cons of nuclear energy for sustainable energy

>150

Yes

3-15-2012

19

11

3

Dr. Kevin M. Miller on Ionic Liquids

33

Yes

3-25-2012

10

0

1

Solar Energy and Hydrogen Fuel Cell demonstration at the Household Chemical Demonstration Exchange Program at San Diego ACS meeting

>50

Yes

4-12-2012

19

2

7

Dr. Stanley E. Manahan ACCM Keynote address on Green Chemistry: Sustainability and Environment Chemistry Connection

>90

Yes

4-20-2012

7

0

2

Earth Day Solar Energy and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Presentation

>20

Yes

4-27-2012 - continued

3

0

1

SMACS web pages besides listing the chapter activities provide links to YouTube rendering of UTM presentations by Green Chemistry stalwarts like Drs. Paul Anastas, Buzz Cue, Bob Peoples and Stanley Manahan.

?

Yes

 

UTM SMACS were involved in executing diverse projects in pursuit of the cherished objective of promoting and practice of green chemistry objectives. The keynote speaker for their regional research meeting was a renowned green chemistry author Dr. Stanley E. Manahan. He spoke to more than 90 students and faculty from 12 area colleges on “Green Chemistry: Sustainability and Environment Chemistry Connection.” Also at this meeting there were three student research papers from Union University related to green chemistry infusion into AP level chemistry courses.

Dr. Kevin M. Miller presented his green chemistry related research on “Adventures in Ionic Liquids: From Reaction Solvents to Macromolecular Architecture.” In a SMACS sponsored seminar.

SMACS also presented a demonstration on hydrogen fuel cell at the local Kiwanis Club, Household Chemicals Demonstration Exchange Program at the San Diego ACS meeting and at the campus Earth Day activity. In each case the hydrogen was produced by electricity using solar panels and then using the hydrogen in the fuel cell. It illustrated renewal source solar energy and water, and non-polluting emission – water.

A lot of renowned authorities in Green Chemistry have visited UTM. A couple of the interviews and presentations were rendered to YouTube and linked on the chapter web page.

Pictures and Newsclips related to Green Chemistry activities appear elsewhere on SMACS web page

UT-Martin SMACS  Green Chemistry Related Chemistry for 2009-10  were reported as follows

Green Chemistry activities of the The University of Tennessee at Martin student members of ACS included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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