Participate in the VIRTUAL Competition!

May 2021 | CHEM & PME

 

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

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The Prizes

You have to play to win!

1 Grand Prize

Up to

$1,500

$100

per Grad Student & Post-Doc

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

2 Runner Ups

Up to

$1,000

$50

per Grad Student & Post-Doc

One prize guaranteed to each department

SWAG

Priceless

Gift cards for food, volunteer SWAG, t-shirts, and trophies are all in play!

About Lab Walkthroughs

This year, the JRSI will be holding the Peer Lab Walkthroughs virtually!

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.

 

Competition Timeline

May 2021

APRIL 05
Deadline to Register Your Lab

Want fabulous prizes? Get your lab to participate!

April 05
Deadline to Volunteer

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

April 19-21
Virtual Volunteer Training Options

Only one day of training is needed. Three days are offered for training. If you can’t attend any of the three days, we will work it out. Training will be virtual.

May 10-21
Virtual Walkthroughs

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

June 11
Virtual Award Ceremony

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

Participating Labs

PME

CHEM

Huang Group

Huang Group

Patel Group

Patel Group

Nealey Group

Nealey Group

Rowan Group

Rowan Group

Bernien Group

Bernien Group

Yang Group

Yang Group

Esser-Kahn Group

Esser-Kahn Group

Mimee Group

Mimee Group

Amanchukwu Group

Amanchukwu Group

Liu Group

Liu Group

Tokmakoff Group

Tokmakoff Group

King Group

King Group

Engel Group

Engel Group

Park Group

Park Group

CHEM

Park Group

Park Group

Engel Group

Engel Group

Tokmakoff Group

Tokmakoff Group

King Group

King Group