Edited by melody89, 21 July 2009 - 02:44 PM.
Tips for the undergrad?
Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:43 PM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:42 PM
Although its good to consider the finacial consiquences of your actions, remember, someone (more experienced) will have done something far worse. The school I did my honours year in had an award at the end of the year called the Gold Rotor Award (there was also a silver and a bronze as well). It was awarded to the person how did the most damage to equipment/ budget/ building/ general all round work flow of the school each year. The three awards where rotors that had been incorrectly weight and exploded in the ultracentrifuge over the years (they were mounted and engraved with each award winner). Two examples of previous winners: 1) a PhD that ran a uni boat into a reef causing it to sink and be written-off and 2) a professor that purchased $200 000 worth of equipment from a not-so-well-know company because "it was a really good deal"; the company went under 6 months later voiding the maintainance warenty; 12 months later all the equipment broke down had to be replaced with $400 000 worth of new equipment.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 01:20 AM
Ask your prof how he or she prefers lab notebooks to be kept.