McPherson College has been integrating Green Chemistry principles and laboratory exercises into the Organic Chemistry and College Chemistry curricula since 2015. A new Green Chemistry course for Natural Science majors is offered since 2019 and a General Chemistry course with a focus on sustainability has been offered since 2018. Over the past years, many students have either focused on or integrated Green chemistry into their senior capstone research projects. Above efforts perfectly align with the Natural Science Departmental goal of Environmental Health and Sustainability and the McPherson College’s overall mission to develop whole persons through scholarship, participation and service.
Chemistry Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Biochemistry (B.S.).
General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Green Chemistry stand-alone course, Student Research.
Increase the awareness of green chemistry among colleagues and the community; Increase the student research activities involving green chemistry and sustainability; Start faculty research involving green chemistry; Involvement of students in green chemistry and sustainability related activities through a student group; Take steps to reduce waste in college related activities.
Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, Paul T. Anastas, John C. Warner
Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text, Mike Lancaster
Green Organic Chemistry in lecture and Laboratory, edited by Andrew P. Dicks
A Guide to Green Chemistry Experiments for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Labs by Beyond Benign.