The deadline for students to apply to the Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award competition has been extended to July 15, 2009. The awards were announced by the Green Chemistry Roundtable and will honor industrial, academic, student, and nonprofit efforts to green Michigan’s economy. The award program is open to individuals, groups and organizations in Michigan, both nonprofit and for profit, including academia, educators, nonprofit advocacy groups, and industry. Award recipients will be honored at a special dinner at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit on Sept. 24.
The award program recognizes advances that either incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture or use; or that promote activities that support or implement those technologies. The Roundtable will present one or more awards in each of the following categories:
- Business: individual efforts, team efforts and/or corporate efforts for a green chemistry technology in any of the four focus areas identified in the nomination packet.
- Academic: academic research and development efforts in any of the identified four focus areas.
- Education: green chemistry education efforts at any level, from high school to post graduate, in any of the identified four focus areas.
- Public: community reform that recognizes efforts from advocates, local government, service organizations and/or the general public in any of the identified four focus areas.
- Student: undergraduate and graduate chemistry and engineering student design projects that incorporate one or more of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.
Further information on the Michigan Green Chemistry Program, along with a copy of the nomination packet, is available on the DEQ website at www.michigan.gov/deqgreenchemistry, or by calling the DEQ Environmental Assistance Center at (800) 662-9278.