Michigan Tech considers green chemistry an integral part of its commitment to to a future where materials are designed, produced, and used in ways that cause the least harm while providing the greatest good to humans and the global environment. We recognize that green chemistry education is essential for all well-rounded chemists in the 21st century.
Michigan Tech 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.