Registration Open For Green Chemistry Conference

LANSING — Registration is now open for GreenUp, the 2015 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, to be held Nov. 3 and 4 at the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor.

This gathering of green chemistry practitioners and innovators is intended for chemists, engineers, industry executives, educators, students, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and anyone interested in sustainability and economic innovation in Michigan.

Attendees will receive information and examples of real strategies to employ less toxic materials and processes in the manufacture and design of the products we use every day while protecting human health and the environment.

The event begins with a green chemistry and engineering 101 workshop and networking reception Nov. 3. On Nov. 4, the event features the Seventh Annual Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award, and keynote speakers Andy Hoffman, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Erb Institute, University of Michigan, and Dr. Deborah Mielewski, Senior Technical Leader of Sustainable Materials and Plastics Research, Ford Motor Co. Hoffman speaks at 8:45 a.m. and Mielewski immediately after the noon lunch.

There will also be breakout sessions and panels from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:45 to 4 p.m., as well as a Student Poster Contest with a $500 prize.

Attendance on Nov. 3 is $25, with a $15 student rate. On Nov. 4, the conference is $75, with a $25 student rate, that includes breakfast and lunch.

For the detailed agenda, and to register, visit

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