Stillman College, Alabama, United States
Instituto SENAI de Inovação em Química Verde, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Building Creativity and Unique Transformative Technology into Next Generation Education (CUTTING EDGE) via Diversity and Green Innovation”
Stillman College and Instituto SENAI de Inovação em Química Verde have partnered to create an interdisciplinary science entrepreneurship course for undergraduate students, culminating in a competition for the best marketing plan for a promising solution to a global environmental problem. Using their award-winning research of a biodegradable, cellulose-based plastic as a model, student teams will learn how to transfer scientifically-sound projects to the business sector. The winning student team will travel to Brazil to interact with leading Green Chemistry researchers, where they will learn about the local context for global issues that they studied.