Alumni input from Andrew Christianson
Alumnus Andrew Christianson was haunting the halls last week and I got some interesting info out of him w/r/t what we could do better based on his experiences in his current job as a lab manager:
- more experience in dealing with people -- maybe recommend taking a management course
- exposure to the "real world" of having to buy chemicals and equipment (Ted - I'm thinking that we can easily incorporate this into an assignment in ItR)
- Can never have too much instruction on making solutions (he commented on how the others who work there - non-chemists - have no clue what molarity is or how to make up a solution)
- "unleash them" -- he suggested that we consider more s/n coursework so that students feel more free to take risks.
Interesting input, I thought...