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

  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. Complete Division of research Safety : LABORATORY SAFETY TRAINING, (Supervisor: Open Lab). 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. You will not receive an email about your application, and there is no need to make a reservation. Simply show up at the lab's double doors in ECEB 2024. Please be on time!
  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 Open Lab Student Monitor? You can submit your application here! Lab monitors will be required to work at least two 2 hour shifts in the Open Lab 12-10pm during any day of the week.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Helping students with their projects.
  • Training on use of Open Lab 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 Open Lab awesome, giving suggestions where you think it could be improved.

Apply to be a Graphic Designer for the Open Lab

Know Graphic Design? The Open Lab 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