Lab Skills

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Lab Grunt

  • Run 100 samples for pH, EC, DO, turbidity, and temperature.

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Lab Specialist

  • Run 100 samples for major cations, anions, and DOC.

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Lab Elite

  • Run 100 samples on 5 different advanced major instruments (e.g. GC, mass spec, HPLC, XRF, stable isotopes).

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Grain Sizalyzer

  • Run grain size analyses for 25 dry coarse sediments with sieves and a sieve shaker as well as 25 wet fine sediments with a laser granulometer, hydrometer, or by the pipette method..

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Rube Goldberg

  • Build your own lab equipment, demonstrate its operation, and write an SOP for it including photos and/or illustrations.

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Lab Skeptic

  • Use standards to make calibration curves for 2 instruments. Plot curves.

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Lab Manager

  • Maintain/repair lab equipment for 1 year.

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Lab Sergeant

  • Supervise a lab crew of you and two others for 3 months of monitoring.

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Lab Lieutenant

  • Supervise a lab crew of you and four others for 6 months of monitoring.

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Water Doctor

  • Get 3 samples of water and soil from coast, estuary, river, and lake; analyze geochemistry; report.

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Apprentice Lab Hydrologist

  • Complete 5 Lab Hydrologist Skill Qualifications.

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Adept Lab Hydrologist

  • Complete 10 Lab Hydrologist Skill Qualifications.

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