Lawrence Technological University is committed to ensuring all students are exposed to sustainability concepts within their discipline and are aware of their impact on the social, economic, and environmental needs of individuals and communities. As part of the initiative, the Department of Natural Sciences endeavors to promote an awareness of green chemistry and aims to implement green chemistry principles throughout the curriculum.
Lawrence Technological University is a proud signatory of the Green Chemistry Commitment.
Green Chemistry Commitment Student Learning Objectives
Upon graduation, we believe all chemistry majors should have proficiency in the following essential green chemistry competencies:
Theory: Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry
Toxicology: Have an understanding of the principles of toxicology, the molecular mechanisms of how chemicals affect human health and the environment, and the resources to identify and assess molecular hazards
Laboratory Skills: Possess the ability to assess chemical products and processes and design greener alternatives when appropriate
Application: Be prepared to serve society in their professional capacity as scientists and professionals through the articulation, evaluation, and employment of methods and chemicals that are benign for human health and the environment