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GVSU to host conference on Michigan�'s sustainable growth

Posted on October 16, 2013

Grand Valley State University will host the annual Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, organized in part by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Attendees will learn how green chemistry and engineering helps businesses and protects human health and the environment. Anyone interested in Michigan’s sustainable growth is invited, including educators, students, entrepreneurs, policy makers, engineers and chemists.

Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference: Designing a Sustainable Michigan
October 23 and 24
Eberhard Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus
The registration fee is $100; the student fee is $25.

Highlights of the conference include:
- More than 15 breakout sessions and speakers
- Poster session and student poster contest
- Exhibitors and resume reviews
- 101 Green Chemistry and Engineering Workshop
- American Chemical Society Career Workshop

Grand Valley President Thomas  J. Haas will introduce the keynote speaker, Terry Collins, professor of green chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. DEQ Director Dan Wyant will present awards at the Governor’s Award Ceremony and Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell will welcome attendees to the event.

See an agenda and register here.

For more information contact Jennifer Acevedo at or Dalila Kovacs, professor of chemistry at Grand Valley, at

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