Universidad de la Costa
The Department of Natural and Exact Sciences at Universidad de la Costa are deeply committed to forming professionals and citizens with a high sense of responsibility to a more sustainable world. Our department currently incorporates green chemistry principles throughout our ecotoxicology course and in our tutorial research programs in ecotoxicology and green chemistry.
Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Development Master and Doctoral Degree
Stand-alone Toxicology course, Faculty Research, Student Research
Green Chemistry Group is a tutorial research program where students develop new processes, resources, and sustainable products, applying the principles of Green Chemistry. Ecotoxicology Group is a tutorial research program where students incorporate toxicology into their research. Students research the effects of chemical contaminants on the structure and function of ecosystems and human health.
Incorporate green chemistry students learning outcomes in mandatory courses.
Implement greener lab experiences for students across the campus by collaborating with other departments/colleges.
Establish an “Ecotoxicology Minor” and “Green Chemistry minor” for undergraduate students.
“La Química Verde” by Jose Manuel Lopez Nieto
“Environmental Chemistry: Green Chemistry and Pollutants in Ecosystems” by Eric Lichtfouse and Didier Robert
“Fundamentals of ecotoxicology” by Michael Newman
“Principles of ecotoxicology” by David Peakall
“Ecotoxicology Essentials: Environmental Contaminants and Their Biological Effects on Animals and Plants” by Donald Sparling