Beyond Benign

Who's Committed

Stonehill College

Signing Date
North Easton, MA, USA

Stonehill College’s ACS certified chemistry department takes a student-led approach to implementing green chemistry concepts. Students within Organic Lab practice critical thinking by developing and evaluating green chemistry experiments. Their chemistry club has taken steps to finding green chemistry activities to perform outreach and qualify for the ACS Green Chemistry Student Award. By working with the Green Chemistry Commitment, the department’s goal is to eventually integrate green chemistry and toxicology throughout their chemistry courses.

Faculty Size
Primary Contact
Dr. Cheryl Schnitzer,
Chemistry Degrees Offered

Minor; BA; BS; BA/Chem. Engineering; BS Dual Degree

Implementation of Green Chemistry

General Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physical chemistry; Environmental chemistry

Student Groups

ACS Chapter (Chemistry/Biochemistry Club)

  • Increase green chemistry activities in student ACS chapter
  • Incorporate more green chemistry into Organic Chemistry
  • Incorporate toxicology into Environmental Chemistry
  • Participate in the Toxicology Working Group
  • Help develop and test green chemistry case study resources
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