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Green Chemistry: Treating the Earth with Respect!

Do you have a passion for the environment and a knack for chemistry? If your answer is yes, Green Chemistry camp is for you!

Green chemistry is on the cutting edge of the industry - using chemistry to develop cleaner, safer, renewable energy sources. At this unique camp, students will gain a basic knowledge of green chemistry and sustainability in order to understand how the synthetic world of chemistry can interface with the natural world.

Campers will engage in hands-on experiments and in-depth discussions surrounding the role of chemistry in everyday life. They will learn the 12 principles of green chemistry:

  • Prevent waste
  • Design Safer chemicals and products
  • Design less hazardous chemical syntheses
  • Use safer solvents/reaction conditions
  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Use renewable feedstocks
  • Design chemicals and products that degrade after use
  • Minimize the potential for accidents
  • Analyze in real time to prevent pollution
  • Use catalysts, not stoichiometric reagents
  • Maximize atom economy
  • Avoid chemical derivatives

Ready for some green chemistry in action? Sign up today!

ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

All prospective campers must complete the following items before their summer camp application will be evaluated.

  1. Submit the online registration.
  2. Submit a Student Interests Statement along with the online registration. Share in a short essay: essay to describe your interest in Chemistry.

It's important to note that acceptance into the program is not guaranteed. Evaluation and notification will take place for each student after the registration form, personal essay and teacher recommendation are completed and returned to the camp director, Dr. Tsvetanka Filipova.

Camp Interest Form

Fill out a Camp Interest Form and be one of the first to know when camp registration opens and hear about our new camps!

Summer Camp Interest Form

Thank you to our sponsors:
MidContinentSponsor

For more information

Contact Camp Coordinator,
Dr. Tsvetanka Filipova
(605) 390-0759 (or 394-1698)
Tsvetanka.Filipova@sdsmt.edu

What Campers Say

  • "what I did was more than I could ever have imagined"
  • "we learned about safe and responsible ways to take care of the environment"
  • "really gave me the opportunity to expand on my perspective"
  • "building my first fuel-cell car is something that I will always remember"

Filipova, Tsvetanka

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The Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences, one of the fastest growing programs on campus. Learn more about the fields of Chemistry and Biology

The Green Chemistry Camp is directed by Dr. Tsventanka Filipova who helps students discover the excitement of learning more about science and the environment.

Tsvetanka Filipova,
Lecturer, Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences              
Camp Director
(605) 390-0759 (or 394-1698)
Tsvetanka.Filipova@sdsmt.edu

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