Held May 9-11, our first summer school for trainees was a resounding success. Co-sponsored by CREATE in Green Chemistry and TISED, Dr. Bhavik Bakshi (Ohio State University) presented a full-day workshop on life cycle analysis (LCA). Then Drs Adelina Voutchkova and Jakub Kostal (Georges Washington University) followed with a full-day toxicology workshop and Dr. Chris Wanderwal (Univerity of California, Irvine) presented on his research. The summer school culminated with a day of talks by 4 of our co-PIs (Drs. Li, Friscic, Moores and Jessop) and a Three Minutes to Present Your Research-style competition for students. Congratulations to our winners: Roya Jamarani (Nicell group), Cristina Mottillo (Friscic group) and Paolo Schiavini (Auclair group)! A huge thank you to all of our speakers and our over 80 participants, as well as to the organizing committee (CJ Li and Karine Auclair), the 3MT organizer (Audrey Moores) and our 3MT judges (Dean Josephine Nalbantoglu, Carole Graveline and Jacquie Rourke). We are already planning next year's summer school!