Lab Committee

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The goal of the Lab committee is to establish and oversee good lab practices and ensure that we establish and maintain a top quality research facility to the maker community in Austin

Contributing to the main goal is:

  • To provide a meetings where lab users can voice their concerns brainstorm solutions
  • That safe and responsible lab practices are communicated and adhered to
  • Its primary goal is to develop a unified understanding of the direction and purpose of the Lab at ATX hackerspace
  • provide education on lab practices and responsible lab citizenship


Machiavelli Davis

David Glusenco

Michael Kiamanesh

Gunnar Kleemann PhD

Next Meeting



What it is:

This committee will focus primarily on ensuring that the lab is well maintained and that lab members adhere to responsible safe and fair proccedures

What it is not:

Research Items

research best and document practices for :

  • Disposal of biological wastes including lab organisms including as nematodes, bacteria and plant material)
  • Routine handling disposal methods and MSDS (Material safety data sheets)

Action Items

Generate SOPs for everyday lab activities:

  • limitations on the types of chemicals and organisms allowed in the lab
  • Booking and sharing limited bench space
  • Use and replenishment of shared lab supplies
  • Storage space for ongoing experiments



(Rules of Order pending) - Rules and traditions to keep your meeting moving.

Order of Operations - subject to revision before a meeting, and limited adaption during one