In fact, some classes require the use of student supplied devices (graphing calculators).
How long until we assume they each have a laptop & begin to build the class around that assumption?
Sheila M. Kennedy, C.H.O.
Safety Coordinator | CHEM Teaching Laboratories
Chemistry & Biochemistry | University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. | La Jolla, CA 92093-0303
Office: (858) 534 – 0221
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep undergraduates from using their electronic devices in the teaching lab. We disclaim that any damage is not the responsibility of the institution.
Here’s the question: What if something hazardous is spilled on the device and it can’t be decontaminated? Does the device become hazardous waste at that point? What if the owner isn’t willing to give up the device for disposal?
This scenario hasn’t presented itself – yet!
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
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