Valuing Diversity

Volume 4 Issue 6 | July 2009

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Cover Story

Valuing Diversity

By John K. Borchardt

Lab management would suffer without the multiple perspectives and experiences afforded by a diverse workforce. The key to innovation, in economic terms, resides inside the heads of peoplethe more diverse the better.


Leadership and Staffing

Performance Reviews

Performance reviews can be developed into very useful tools that can help employees focus their efforts, enhance their performance and contribute to improving their employers bottom lines.

Standing Out in a Challenging Economy

In spite of society's dependency on the sciences to maintain a high quality of life, science professionals are not immune from the realities of the current economic downturn.

Laboratory Technology

Local is the New Green

 Labs have begun to look at green initiatives as a way to attract top talent as they become more competitive in addressing the world’s needs. 

What's that Sticker on My Fume Hood Anyway?

Fume hoods are important and critical pieces of equipment in many labs, and a competent certification company can align the operator, the laboratory environment and the hood itself to improve effective hood use.

Lab Design and Furnishings

Laboratory Retrofit

As energy prices rise and commitment to sustainability heightens, universities across the nation are developing methods for reducing energy consumption.

Laboratory Technology

Business Management

Journey to the Efficient Lab

See how a university team helped this lab manager improve the efficiency of his testing environment, which led to more satisfied customers, monetary savings, and less overtime for lab staff.

Research-Specific Labs

Lab Health and Safety

Take this Jar & Shelve It

If there is something that all laboratories have in common, it is bottles and bottles of chemicals. And if we are not diligent in handling and storing these bottles properly, problems will arise.

How it Works

Gas Process Automation

Many relatively simple industrial or laboratory processes that require control of flow or pressure can be greatly improved with automation.

How it Works

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