#Lab Equipment

USC Beaufort biology students analyze sewage for Covid-19 clues

Can sewage from bathrooms around the Lowcountry predict the next local coronavirus hot spot?. Student researchers at the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) are monitoring the spread of COVID-19 by partnering with Beaufort Jasper Water Sewer Authority to study wastewater, which can sound an early warning for spikes in the disease.
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Trevor Noah is really not amused by the TikTok devious licks challenge

If you spend any time on TikTok, you've probably come across devious licks. The pretty bizarre challenge, which has swept social media over the past few weeks, has students stealing random items of school property. Think bus parts, soap dispensers, lab equipment, and even classroom telephones. Suffice to say, the...

For lab team-building and public outreach, meet the mascots

Flopsie the penguin and friends are handy for strengthening lab identity. Sustaining morale during hard times is a challenge for every lab leader. Along with competitions, lunches and outings, a toy animal can be a valuable component of the team-building tool-kit. They are a much simpler proposition and easier to care for than live lab pets, although maintaining enthusiasm around them may require more effort.

Simulation lab diversity benefits students

SMCC’s health science simulation center has become more diverse with computerized manikins and other learning tools that reflect the diversity of real patients that students will care for upon entering the workforce. The center, often called the “sim lab,” is used for hands-on training by students in SMCC’s health science...

Bringing Lab Courses to Remote Learning Students with Simulation Applications

The average human attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish. You may have heard this statistic before, but is it true? The thought-provoking insight appeared in hundreds of headlines circa 2015, but skeptics were not convinced. The statement is flawed: Many researchers agree that the human attention span is far too complex to reduce it to a span of time (Ref. 1).
Ethanol Producer Magazine

Lab Products Tailored for Precision

When Jeff Smith's military career ended in 2007, he could not have foreseen the rewarding profession in ethanol he would embark on, much less that he would build a company known as one of the industry’s most trusted suppliers of HPLC lab supplies. “I was fortunate to have entered ethanol...

Scientific Products Lab Equipment

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How to Make a Naturalist Lab for Science Classrooms & Decor

This post may contain affiliate links, view my disclosure policy. For epic choices to add to your naturalist lab, check out Oriental Trading, Amazon, Dollar Tree, and Home Depot! If you’re a teacher I invite you to join our Classroom Management & Engagement Resources e-mail list here!. It’s no secret...
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Cherry-picking data was routine practice at Theranos, former lab worker says

At Theranos, lab techs would regularly omit two “outlier” data points from analysis in order to get the company's machines to pass quality checks, whistleblower Erika Cheung told jurors yesterday at the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. The process of removing outliers from an analysis isn’t necessarily unusual. But...

Creation Lab Open House

Interested in the Library's new Creation Lab? Stop by to talk to Library staff about Lab equipment, classes and events.
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Andy Weir Goes Far Out

Our society has lauded a lot of heroes in the past year and a half—health professionals, teachers, grocery, food-service workers, etc.—many of whom may not feel the public nods of recognition translate to real-life appreciation. But in sci-fi author Andy Weir’s newest novel, Project Hail Mary, protagonist Dr. Ryland Grace...

BFIT Awarded $150K to Enhance Engineering Technology Lab Experiences

Students in BFIT’s Engineering Technology programs will soon be gaining hands-on training on an array of new, cutting edge lab equipment, thanks to a $150,000 grant awarded to the college this month by the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program. BFIT launched three new Engineering Technology associate degree programs this fall...

Iowa Stem Internship Garners Lab Equipment

A congratulation goes out to Easton Valley HS Science teacher, Mr. Travis Pilch, for completing his Iowa STEM teacher internship. With this he earned $6,000 worth of equipment for the HS lab.

The Brief and Only Laboratory Equipment Checklist You’ll Ever Need

Setting up a research facility is no easy task, and the competition has increased. In fact, the science industry expects the market to grow to over $100 billion by 2022. So, when you’re ready to get to work, you want to ensure all the right laboratory equipment is in place. But where do you find a list that covers everything you will need? Well, keep reading for a comprehensive list to get tour lab experiments going faster.

AP Physics C students dive into school year with advanced concepts and labs

As senior Jocelyn Li walked into class on Aug. 27, she saw AP Physics C teacher Matthew Welander preparing for a projectile motion experiment. Li was eager to finally perform in-person science labs using the PASCO SPARKvue software — a data collection and visualization application — and a Mini Launcher, a highly accurate metal sphere launcher.
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Gen Cap buys lab animal cage manufacturer

Nashville-based private investment firm Gen Cap America has bought a manufacturer of lab animal equipment and cages, the 14th investment from its $250 million fund activated in 2016. The local firm — which has assets in manufacturing and distribution services that span multiple industries, including aerospace and defense, food, medical...

Terra State gets new RAPIDS grant for computer software equipment

As Terra State Community College continues its efforts to upgrade its classroom and lab equipment, the college announced this week it has secured more state funding through an Ohio grant program. The college has been awarded a Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) grant from the Ohio Department of...

Lackawanna College Grows Medical Assistant Program with $150K Grant

Lackawanna College has received a $150,000 grant from Moses Taylor Foundation to launch a certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA) certificate program at the main campus in Scranton and the Lake Region Center in Hawley. Funds from the grant will be used for the purchase of equipment and supplies for hands-on teaching laboratories and to upgrade lab equipment at the College’s Towanda Center.