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Jane Wissinger

Jane Wissinger

Teaching Professor Emeritus

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University of Minnesota

Bio

Jane Wissinger received her B.A. from Susquehanna University, M.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Northwestern University. She was a research scientist at Rohm & Haas Co. for five years before beginning her academic career in 1992 at the University of Minnesota. In 1998, Wissinger was hired as the Organic Chemistry Laboratory Director and continued to instruct organic chemistry lecture courses, as well as an upper division Green Chemistry course. Wissinger maintains an active research program focused on the development of curriculum materials for the college and high school levels that exemplify modern green chemistry methodology, advances in sustainable polymers, and guided-inquiry pedagogy.

Wissinger is a Senior Principle Investigator in the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers and passionate about educating students about the need and opportunities for designing better plastics. She is active in promoting green/sustainable chemistry locally and on a national and international level through workshops, publications, and as a conference symposia organizer. Her efforts were recognized with a U of MN Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor award (2014) and an ACS-CEI Award for Incorporation of Sustainability in Chemistry Education (2018). Wissinger serves on the ACS Committee on Environment and Sustainability and the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development.

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Languages

  1. English

Keywords Tags/Expertise

  1. Organic Chemistry
  2. Guided-Inquiry Instruction
  3. Polymer Chemistry

Ongoing Projects

https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/wissingerresearchgroup/home

Systems thinking in chemistry for sustainability: toward 2030 and beyond (STCS 2030+):  IUPAC Project No.: 2020-014-3-050

Cross-Disciplinary Goals of Green Chemistry and the Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development:  IUPAC Project No: 2022-021-2-041

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