Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 11:43:56 -0700
Reply-To: Mary Dougherty <mdough**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Mary Dougherty <mdough**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
Subject: Level of Fume Hood Use at Academic Institutions
Stanford University EH&S's Department is seeking information regarding the
level of fume hood use at other academic institutions in undergraduate
organic Chemistry teaching laboratories.   We'd appreciate your feedback on
the following:

1) Name of your University or College

2) Do you run microscale organic chemistry labs or macroscale organic
chemistry labs?

3) What is the percentage of organic chemistry experiments conducted in a
fume hood vs on the benchtop?  (e.g., We run 100% of our organic
experiments in the fume hood; or, We run microscale organic experiments
primarily on the benchtop - chemicals are dispensed in the hoods).

4) Student-to-fumehood ratio & length of hood (e.g., 2 students per 5 foot
hood ; Or, 5 students rotate using 6 foot hoods).

5) If applicable, does lack of fume hoods impact your curriculum? If so,
how?  (e.g., Reduce the labs sections offered per quarter; Or, Use of
substandard aqueous procedures, or shortened procedures allowing rotating
use of hoods.)

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