Beyond Benign was thrilled to welcome the Keck Science Department serving Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna Colleges signed the Green Chemistry Commitment in March 2021. The department emphasizes green chemistry throughout the chemistry curriculum. Starting with general chemistry, green chemistry is introduced in the laboratory. Green Chemistry education continues in organic chemistry and the department has opportunities for majors to contribute to green chemistry research. Chemical toxicology is covered in one of the advanced laboratory courses and there is a stand-alone upper-division environmental chemistry class offering. Many of the faculty members have projects related to green chemistry in their research programs, where students can receive training, write theses, and publish journal articles. The department is committed to offering a program where every graduate receives a solid foundation in green chemistry!
Check out the Pitzer College Who’s Committed Profile to learn more about the department and its aims!