Applying to the Lab

Applying for Lab Access

All majors and class standings are welcome! Just follow the steps below! If you have any questions, please email ece-openlab@illinois.edu.

  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. Complete Division of research Safety : LABORATORY SAFETY TRAINING, (Supervisor: OpenLab). Use your netID to log in and save the resulting certificate as a PDF.
  3. Upload the training certificate PDF.
  4. Attend a safety orientation and tour of the lab. Due to COVID-19 we are requiring reservations. Click on the event on the calendar to see the sign up form, if the form is closed that safety tour is already at capacity. Show up at the lab's double doors in ECEB 2024 at the tour time you signed up for. Please be on time, and bring a pen!
  5. You will then receive 24/7 PROX card access to the lab and building!

Apply to be a Lab Monitor

So you want to be an OpenLab Student Monitor? You can submit your application here! Lab monitors will be required to work at least two 2 hour shifts in the OpenLab 12-10pm during any day of the week.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Helping students with their projects.
  • Training on use of OpenLab equipment - laser cutter, vinyl cutter, 3D printers, etc.
  • Keeping the lab organized and clean.
  • Enforcing the “No Homework Rule” so there's always space for projects.
  • Promoting safe practices in the lab, so that nobody hurts themselves!
  • Making the OpenLab awesome, giving suggestions where you think it could be improved.

Apply to be a Graphic Designer for the OpenLab

Know Graphic Design? The OpenLab is looking for a Graphic Designer. You can submit your application here! Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Creating signs
  • Creating adverts to display on the ECEB displays
  • Helping design our website