Science for Social Change

As a student enrolled in this FIG, you will develop an appreciation for how green chemistry principles can be used to address real world problems, particularly the relationship between the environment and society, to create safer, healthier communities.

Note: Please see academic advisor before attempting to add a chemistry FIG. There will be spaces available in this FIG at each IntroDUCKtion session.

Challenge FIG: Please note this FIG contains a 300-level course. This course has been vetted by First Year Programs to ensure first-term students can achieve success. The instructor is aware that FIG students will be in the course.

College Connections Faculty: Deborah Exton

Dr. Exton has been teaching General Chemistry at the University of Oregon since 1993. She is an Oregon native, having grown up in Roseburg, OR, and attended the University of Oregon for one year before transferring to Colorado State University. After taking a break from college for several years, she received her B.S. in chemistry from Metropolitan State University of Denver (1987) and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Denver (1992). Dr. Exton developed the University of Oregon General Chemistry laboratory curriculum and wrote a laboratory textbook with a focus on green chemistry. She recently won a national award from the American Chemical Society for incorporating sustainability into the chemistry curriculum. Dr. Exton is married with two grown children, one of whom is a UO graduate. When she’s not working, Dr. Exton is happiest when she’s outdoors. Gardening, rowing in her shell and hiking with her dog are some of her favorite activities. 

FIG Assistant: Christian Vu


Summer Assignment

Coming July 2018. Faculty and FAs are currently in the process of developing the FIG assignments.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

Coming August 2018