Chemical Kitchen

Chemical Kitchen, an entry level course at Imperial College London, is the innovative STEM course that 2020 absolutely requires. In it, students learn good laboratory practice through a simple and accessible activity - cooking. Designed by Jakub Radzikowski and Luke Delmas, Chemical Kitchen trains students in the practical lab skills they'll need as they move into … Continue reading Chemical Kitchen

Two online tools you’re not using but should be in 2020

Effective STEM research requires collaboration. COVID-19 requires distance. The two feel at odds with one another everyday. Whether your lab is directly involved with COVID-19 research or not, staying organized in the lab is more important than ever. These two tools can help: Scheduler What: An online tool used to reserve lab equipment and resources. … Continue reading Two online tools you’re not using but should be in 2020

Remote education workaround: the data generator

COVID-19 has challenged the traditional classroom set up - solutions and workarounds have emerged from all corners. One LabArchives instructor has designed a data generator that helps to ensure experimental design and independent analysis remain at the core of STEM courses even when students aren't on campus. Created by Gareth Denyer, Professor of Biochemical Education at the University … Continue reading Remote education workaround: the data generator

Finding success in the lab despite high turnover and COVID-19

Projects at Jonathon Hill’s lab at Brigham Young University generally take between two and five years to complete and his team of about twenty is composed entirely of undergraduate researchers. The setup inherently sees a lot of turnover but because Jonathon plans for this, it’s a highly successful one. Jonathon’s lab studies how the heart … Continue reading Finding success in the lab despite high turnover and COVID-19