Department of Chemistry.
Chemistry Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Chemistry Master of Science (M.S.), Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Green Chemistry stand-alone course, Embedded Toxicology in existing course(s), Faculty Research, Student Research, Student Chapter/Club Activities and/or Outreach.
Our department already has a lot in place to fulfill the commitment. Specifically, we have had a Green Chemistry course (Chem462) since 1999. It’s an elective, attended by senior undergrads and it usually has an attendance of 15-25 students. This course has a 1.5 hour module on toxicology taught by our Pharma/Chem colleague Maureen McKeague. Green Chemistry has been also infused throughout the curriculum. It is discussed and examples are provided in various courses such as org chem, inorg chem and analytical chem. Over the years as well, we have overhauled many teaching labs to turn them into green chem ones, especially at the Org1 level. In one of them a metric calculation and discussion of best reaction path is provided. Based on this, we feel that the only point we do not cover in the pledge is the idea all chemistry students have knowledge over toxicology. Right now, only students who have attended the Green Chem course have. Over the next 2-3 years, we will look into how to expose all students to the toxicology knowledge.
I find textbook to be easily outdated. The green chemistry course is entirely based on most recent publications. Beyond Benign and the ACS GCI website are excellent online resources. For labs, we tend to use J. Chem. Ed. type resources, or also, we have adapted research from our research labs into teaching lab modules.