Beyond Benign

Who's Committed

Bridgewater State University

Signing Date
6/19/2013
Location
Bridgewater, MA, USA
Description

The Department of Chemical Sciences at Bridgewater State University has been integrating green chemistry into their curriculum for over a decade. The department currently teaches green chemistry throughout their organic chemistry course and in many other major and non-major courses.

Faculty Size
8
Primary Contact
Dr. Edward Brush, EBRUSH@bridgew.edu
Chemistry Degrees Offered

BA, BS; MA in Teaching (Clinical Master’s/Chemistry, Chemistry or Physical Sciences)

Implementation of Green Chemistry

Organic lab, Environmental Chemistry (Lecture), Toxicology (Stand Alone Biology alternative for upper elective); Research; Outreach

Student Groups

ACS chapter

Goals

Short Term:

  • Bring a better understanding to students of green chemistry and how it can address social/environmental justice issues to alleviate disparities
  • Starting Green Chemistry and Social Justice Working Group
  • Continue to educate K-12 teachers through BSU’s Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE)

Long Term:

  • Integrate green chemistry into Introductory lab courses for 1st and 2nd year
  • Conduct trainings for K-12 teachers through Project GreenLab
Resources Used

Journal of Chemical Education, Green Chemistry RSC Journal