The MoDRN team has developed a series of modules designed for undergraduate science and mixed-major/non-major classrooms to introduce concepts of green chemistry and sustainable chemical design. These are called the MoDRN:U Modules. The overall goal of these materials is to engage undergraduate students with educational concepts and activities that will aid dissemination of scientific principles relevant to the design of safer, next-generation molecules. Integrating MoDRN:U Modules into existing undergraduate lesson plans will allow students to make more connections with how interdisciplinary these topics truly are. The modules allow students to be introduced briefly to the relationship of physiochemical properties and toxicology, while providing faculty with resources for more information for their students. There are learning objectives for each module as well as a small assignment designed to be used in or out of class to assess comprehension (but not overwhelm time and syllabi schedules). The MoDRN:U Modules found by accessing the left menu are free to use and modify. Please return back frequently for new modules to come.
The MoDRN:U Modules were developed to introduce that concept that physicochemical properties and principles of toxicology are important aspects of consideration when designing safer chemicals. Undergraduate students will learn more about these topics by accessing each module and with small assignments associated with each module.
We value your feedback and will use it to help create more MoDRN:U Modules for use in your classroom. Please take a few minutes to fill out the evaluation form found at the end of each module. Or click here to access the evaluation through this homepage.
This material is based upon work supported by the NSF Division of Chemistry and the Environmental Protection Agency under Grant No. 1339637.