Peer Lab Walkthrough Competition Delayed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic developments, the 2020 Peer Lab Walkthrough Competition has been delayed until further notice. We will tentatively plan to reschedule the competition for Summer 2020, but will not make any formal plans until the situation further unfolds. We apologize for this delay, but the health and safety of everyone is paramount. If you have any questions or concerns about the 2020 Competition, please reach out to us at jrsi@uchciago.edu.

 
 

Participate in the Competition!

April 2020 | CHEM & PME

 

Compete for awards, fame, and excellence in the JRSI’s Peer Lab Walkthrough Competition! All labs throughout the Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Molecular Engineering can sign up to participate, win fabulous prizes, and secure bragging rights. The premise? Simple: A group of your peers will tour your lab looking both for safety mishaps and clever ingenuity—safest lab (normalized to your science) wins!

lab signupvolunteer signup

About Lab Walkthroughs

Our peers are often our best resources. This competition is primarily a collaborative educational opportunity for our labs to trade safety knowledge, creative fixes, and learned lessons. They do not carry any regulatory authority, and do not involve any reporting. Scoring will be normalized for your lab’s hazard categories and will involve both positive points for innovative, proactive solutions and negative points for inevitable mishaps. We will work hard to make sure that your walkthrough is scheduled for a day and time that does not interrupt your lab’s science. 

Sign up today for your chance to win the grand prize!

Labs do not need to provide their own volunteer judge to participate in the competition.

 

The Prizes

You have to play to win!

Grand Prize

$500

Awarded to the single safest lab, spanning both Chemistry and IME.

Runner Ups

$250

Awarded to the highest scorer in the non-winning department and the runner-up in the winning department.

SWAG

Priceless

Mugs and tote bags to the winning labs, and all of the above plus high-quality tumblers to volunteer judges!

Competition Timeline

April 2020

MAR 06
Deadline to Register Your Lab

Want fabulous prizes? Get your lab to participate!

MAR 06
Deadline to Volunteer

No prior knowledge required; training will be provided. Oh yeah, and you’ll be showered with SWAG.

march 30
Volunteer Training Option 1

Two days are offered for training. If you can’t attend either day, we will work out individualized training.

APRIL 02
Volunteer Training Option 2

Two days are offered for training. If you can’t attend either day, we will work out individualized training.

april 6-10
Walkthroughs

Participating labs will be contacted to ensure that the walkthroughs take place at a convenient time for all.

april 17
Award Ceremony

Prizes, prizes, and more prizes! And some SWAG, too!

Participating Labs

PME

CHEM

High Group

High Group

Maurer Group

Maurer Group

Huang Group

Huang Group

Rowan Group

Rowan Group

Patel Group

Patel Group

Kahn Group

Kahn Group

Mimee Group

Mimee Group

Wang Group

Wang Group

Nealey Group

Nealey Group

Zhong Group

Zhong Group

Dickinson Group

Dickinson Group

Anderson Group

Anderson Group

Tokmakoff Group

Tokmakoff Group

Engel Group

Engel Group

King Group

King Group

CHEM

Dickinson Group

Dickinson Group

Engel Group

Engel Group

Anderson Group

Anderson Group

Tokmakoff Group

Tokmakoff Group

King Group

King Group