Fall 2020 Information
Updated 9/16/2020 TEAM Lab Temporarily Closed
The TEAM Lab will be closed through 9/25/2020 for all undergraduates. Graduate students and researchers can contact the shop with specific questions and requests. The Green Permit Seminar is being filmed and we hope to offer it in the coming weeks.
Due to COVID19 the TEAM Lab will only be open this fall on a limited basis and many of the regular policies of the TEAM Lab will have to change to reflect that. The shop priorities will be given to classes, research and teams, in that order. Unfortunately there will not be enough staff and resources for personal projects or independent learning. There will also be no regular tool checkout. Available machine reservations will automatically correspond to social distancing protocols for COVID19. Any training in welding or welder check out will be offered on a case by case basis. The wood shop will be reservable to only one person at a time through EMU to anyone with a woodworking upgrade and a legitimate need. There will also be work benches available in the Discovery Center open for reservation through EMU, requiring only the individual to have applied for a Red Permit.
A more comprehensive overview of the TEAM Lab and Makerspace operations for Fall 2020 can be found here.
Fee for Services will continue to be offered: Click here for FFS
Red and Green Permits for the Fall of 2020:
This semester we have a very limited capacity down in the shop. We are trying to accommodate everyone the best we can, but will have to limit extending Red and Green Permit Training to people who truly need it for classes, research or teams. If you are only wanting to get the training just to get the training itself and do not have an actual need to use it, we ask you come back in the future when we have more time and resources to accommodate.
Red Permit Seminars will be offered ala carte, up to three people at a time, 8:30am to 4:00pm, Mon-Fri. Apply for the permit in EMU and complete your quizzes in Canvas, watch the Red Permit Training video on youtube and then contact the shop ahead of time to let us know you are coming.
Due to Covid 19, we will not be offering in-person, Green Seminars. We will be offering the same training to a limited number of students who after applying for the permit and completing the quizzes, will instead watch a video of the seminar and complete a following quiz. The student will then be able to make a machine reservation and come down to the shop to make a Green Permit test piece.
This is a temporary work-around. EMU is not a dynamic piece of software. We are keeping it intact which forces us in the TEAM Lab to go into Canvas for the student, check their progress and then go into EMU and manually enter that progress, whereas it previously did so automatically. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this.
To sum it up, the steps for completing the Green Permit are:
- Apply for the permit in EMU
- Take the Green permit quizzes in Canvas
- Watch the Virtual Green Permit Seminar
- Successfully complete the Virtual Green Permit Seminar Quiz in Canvas
- Email TEAM Lab and we will update your progress in EMU
- If you have not previously completed the Red Permit, contact the shop to do so before you continue on
- Make a reservation and come in and machine the Green part
We are not fully operational yet and will announce here when we are at a point to offer Red and Green Permits, hopefully by mid-September.
CLOSED through 9/25/2020
Researchers can contact the shop for requests.