Chemical Risk Management Curriculum (CRMC) Development and Adoption within Iraqi Universities

  • When May 23, 2022 (America/Denver / UTC-600)
  • Contact Name
  • Add event to calendar iCal

Project Goal:

  • Determine if any academic programs exist that focus specifically on chemical risk management
    • Determine what chemistry/chemical engineering programs have some element of chemical safety and/or security (CSS) currently implemented
    • Identify CSS education topics to be implemented into Iraqi institutional curriculums
  • Establish network of Iraqi SMEs to develop, update, and improve chemistry curriculums to include chemical risk management topics


Project outline:

  • Phase One (to occur remotely) Feb – July 2022
    • Participant outreach to establish CRMC working group of up to 6 for CSS outreach survey.
    • CRMC working group will draft abstract(s) for the ICCE conference on topics that include:
      • Survey results and current curriculum developments/advancements
    • Jointly develop the CSS survey with the Iraqi CRMC working group
  • Phase Two (preferably will occur in-person with a remote contingency option) 18-22 July 2022
    • 4 members of the Iraq CRMC working group to attend and present at the 26th IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE) in Cape Town, South Africa, 18-22 July 2022
  • Phase three (within 3month after Phase 2) – Tentative Nov 2022
    • 5-day workshop for 14 participants (to include CRMC group) on curriculum design and to identify chemical security modules based on the gap analysis.
  • Phase four (to occur remotely) (3-6 months following Phase 3)
    • Two 2-hour webinars to discuss progress and address concerns
  • Phase V (Pending timeline and progress of Phase 3 & 4)
    • CRMC material pilot study

Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA0003525

Back to Top