Participate in the Competition!

April 2019 | CHEM & IME

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!

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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!

The Prizes

You have to play to win!

Grand Prize


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

Runner Ups


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



Awarded to the top lab in each department.

Competition Timeline

April 2019

Feb 22
Deadline to Register Your Lab
Want fabulous prizes? Get your lab to participate!
feb 22
Deadline to Volunteer

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

march 25
Volunteer Training Option 1
Two days are offered for training. If you can’t attend either day, we will work out individualized training.
march 28
Volunteer Training Option 2
Two days are offered for training. If you can’t attend either day, we will work out individualized training.
april 8-12
Participating labs will be contacted to ensure that the walkthroughs take place at a convenient time for all.
april 19
Award Ceremony
Prizes, prizes, and more prizes! And some SWAG, too!
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