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: 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