Joint Research Safety Initiative

Chemistry happens. Don’t let it happen to you.

JRSI

sustainable safety culture
educational tools
organized and centralized resources

By Researchers, For Researchers

The Joint Research Safety Initiative (JRSI) is a new safety community run by students, post-docs, and research assistants on campus that aims to provide centralized and accessible safety and educational resources for students and faculty. Our safety and efficiency is up to us, and only us.

What We Do

gather departmental data

We develop and implement surveys to measure the effectiveness of our initiative and the culture of our departments.

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facilitate open dialogues

We put on events, safety demos, vendor fairs, and safety programs to encourage open dialogue and participation.

train lab safety contacts

We are working to improve the quality and availability of training resources for current and future LSCs.

gather departmental data

We develop and implement surveys to measure the effectiveness of our initiative and the culture of our departments.

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facilitate open dialogues

We put on events, safety demos, vendor fairs, and safety programs to encourage open dialogue and participation.

LEARN MORE

train lab safety contacts

We are working to improve the quality and availability of training resources for current and future LSCs.

LEARN MORE

gather departmental data

We develop and implement surveys to measure the effectiveness of our initiative and the culture of our departments.

LEARN MORE

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facilitate open dialogues

We put on events, safety demos, vendor fairs, and safety programs to encourage open dialogue and participation.

LEARN MORE

train lab safety contacts

We are working to improve the quality and availability of training resources for current and future LSCs.

LEARN MORE

Leadership

Serving Chemistry & PME

people

sarah zinn

szinn@uchicago.edu

Co-President
Survey Committee Chair
Publicity Committee Chair

Sarah received her B.S. in ACS Certified Chemistry and also in Applied Physics with a minor in Applied Mathematics from Ohio Northern University. She is in the Engel lab where she engineers highly efficient organic optoelectronic materials and studies their electrical properties using ultrafast electronic spectroscopy.

NDSEG Fellow, 2018

ben slaw

beslaw@uchicago.edu

Co-President
Education Committee Chair

Ben Slaw is currently a fifth-year graduate student in Prof. Ka Yee Lee’s lab in the Department of Chemistry. Originally hailing from Tarrytown, NY, Ben obtained a B.A. in Chemistry from Vassar College in 2015 and an M.S. in Chemistry from UChicago shortly thereafter. His research interests broadly include studying the physical and mechanical properties of lipids, membranes, and membrane-associated proteins. 

james lettow

jlettow@uchicago.edu

Finance Committee Chair

Hailing from Edina, MN, James received his B.S in Materials Sciences and Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2016. James is now a 4th year graduate student in Molecular Engineering, being co-advised by both Prof. Stuart Rowan and Prof. Paul Nealey where he is researching polymer nanocomposites featuring cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs).

Mason Dearborn

Maggie Kelty

Atreyi Bhattacharya

William Grubbe

aritrajit Gupta

Jerry Hertzog

Peter Bennington