1) get lab access by going downstairs to the Bioe front desk; you can ONLY get lab access if you are a student registered for 498/499, or a volunteer who has filed the proper paperwork with Laura downstairs (firstname.lastname@example.org); access has to be renewed each quarter for every student, for more information email Sonia (email@example.com)
2) get picture taken by one of the senior lab members; if you already have a picture of yourself, make sure it has the dimensions 240 x 180 pixels and send it directly to Mina (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kurt (email@example.com)
3) email Lab Manager Hyok (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get put on the pollacklab, or pollackstudents listserv; to be put on the lab webpage, email Kurt your full name and email address
4) get lab training from Hyok
5) get chemical and safety training from one of the senior lab members
6) meet everyone in the lab
7) if you DON'T KNOW HOW to use a specific piece of equipment (microscope, volmeter, etc.), or how to do the chemistry, or whatever task, ASK ASK ASK!
LAB SAFETY TRAINING FILE
Suggestions before/while you start:
- ASK current undergraduates/senior lab staff what their project is and how it relates to the lab objectives
- BE RESPECTFUL with equipment, always ask before taking anything from anywhere, especially since experiments are always ongoing and you never know what you might be stumbling into
- when YOU DON'T KNOW, ASK one of the senior staff
- above all else, HAVE FUN with experiments and be positive, sometimes it's not so initially clear how to do the project you're assigned, but with discussion and talking to others, you'll get it done
The Bioe Department requires every lab to keep records on students and their work hours. To this end, all students in the lab are classified as volunteers. As a volunteer, you must fill out the Bioe service agreement (link to the file is below). After filling out the packet, you need to get Dr. Pollack's signature. Give the filled-out packet to Mina in the lab. If you are not a student volunteer, then you must register for 498/499 and your lab research will be considered as credit. In this case, no other paperwork is needed to be filled.