//Science Report – USS CHARON – Star Date:241010.31//
|Total Science Personnel: 24 (max 29/min 17/skeleton 3)|
A) Biology: Biology mixes with a lot of the other other fields, but the lab is utilized for a majority of the ships biological research including microbe study, cellar study, animal and space creature study, the study of Life, how it works, and how it continues to function today and in yester year.
Biology Officer in-charge: M. Blande |OFFICE HOURS: 1st shift
CURRENT STUDY SUMMARY: Ensign Mary Blande takes up the question, why does some food taste the same as others to differing species that are a part of the Federation or encountered by. She will be using the famous simulated holo-cadavers to chart taste buds and tactile sensitivity of over 100 differing humanoids, cross reference listed foods in the replicator, the age of re-sequenced proteins, and naturally grown, raised, or otherwise harvested foods.
Progress Update: Mary began last week with a list of hundreds of foods considered alike. Preliminary analysis is finding that differing species have differing taste likes and "taste-buds", thus an arrangement of similar foods to some peoples are similar where as to others remain unique in each dish.
B) Chemistry: Chemistry studies the physical nature of life, the study of chemicals and elements how they react and work together with each other. Chemistry often works with biology and physics to come to a closer understanding of what we explore on the ship.
Chemistry Officer in-Charge: T. Yin |OFFICE HOURS: 2nd Shift
CURRENT STUDY SUMMARY: Timothy Yin encounters new territory as he studies impromptu field chemistry, ranging from medical to weaponry uses of differing common substances on planets within the federation. He will be tasked with this interesting look at survival tactics that could save any Star Fleet personnel in a bind.
Status update: Timothy is continuing research, but has grouped survival locations to similar regions and planet types. Continuing the research will require additional research personnel. Our current location on Vulcan will provide a couple extra hands.
C) Geo-sciences: The Geo Sciences department works with anthropology, Stellar Cartography, biology and other fields of science to grab a basis of the physical relationship of ecosystems, glaciations, gravitational pulls, tectonics, and seismic behavior of planets, moons, asteroids, and planetoids.
Geo-Sciences Officer in-Charge: I. Castillo |OFFICE HOURS: 1st Shift
CURRENT STUDY SUMMARY: Isabella Castillo studies the breakdown of ecosystems due to geological catastrophes as well as known situations where life adapted or did not. She will look at fossils of differing worlds, charted research of known worlds going through these changes and also developing simulated holo-programming of these changes.
Status Update: Isabella is using computer modeling to continue her teams research. Holo-programmers are needed. Thankfully, the ships present location has adequate personnel to help continue this research.
D) Physics: Physics assists in astrophysics, quantum physics, bio-physics, standard physics. The Physics team answers question in gravitational effects, trajectory, and other physics challenges. Often Physics will work with geology or stellar cartography.
Physics Officer in-Charge: S. Ronsett|OFFICE HOURS: 2nd Shift
SUMMATION OF CURRENT RESEARCH: Sarah Ronsett studies the possibility of natural phenomena to produce movement approaching and exceeding the speed of light.
Status Update: Sarah continues her research with the aid of the federation library on Vulcan.
E) Stellar Cartography: Stellar Cartography works with Astro-metrics to provide maps of the galaxy and studies the stars themselves mapping inner corona and outer solar system alike.
Stellar Cartography Officer in-Charge: Y. Beindocoff/B. Roberts |OFFICE HOURS: 1st shift/2nd shift
SUMMATION OF CURRENT RESEARCH: Yuri Beindocoff and Ben Robert study several logged breakdowns of solar systems including star expansion, nova, expulsion of proto-mater, and compaction. Using the maps of the system and last reports the two will make some conjectures about which star is next, and what impact would a nova from these areas have on its localized regions. Team will also continue to provide maps of regions with in the ships general area.
Status Update: Utillizing the computers on Vulcan, Yuri and Ben are making headway on this project, but have limited their findings to our known Galaxy.
F) Cybernetics: The team plays a part in science cybernetics and robotics. Together the team assists in probe assembly, repair, research, and equipment programming. These guys play a major role in research set up, and develop new ways to keep us busy and tooling our research.
Cybernetics Officer in-charge: Ollanda |OFFICE HOURS: 3rd shift
SUMMATION OF CURRENT RESEARCH: Ollanda and her team take on a project of refitting probes and new probe construction. The probes will be utilized for planet atmosphere and ground exploration, as well as space and deep star penetration studies.
Status Update: Assisting with the repairs of the cybernetics lab, the team has begun research ahead of schedule. While most of the labs are non-functional, the cybernetics lab is now operational.
G) Anthropology: Part of the anthropologies job is to find out what humanoid life is like in surrounding solar systems. They are basically a historian, but also provide an in-depth analysis in to cultures, societies and the way people live now, then… and on many worlds flourishing, dying, or since perished. A lot of the teams focus is providing a guide for officers to use when approaching a world on or off duty.
Anthropology in-charge: G. Yellin |OFFICE HOURS: 3rd shift
SUMMATION OF CURRENT RESEARCH: George Yellin begins his one month research study on the T'kon Empire. Its growth and collapse, known lost outposts, and surviving elements or peoples from that time.
Status Update: With the Vulcan research library as close as it is, Lab or no lab, George continues his research.
SUMMATION OF CURRENT ASSIGNMENT: Production of edible food for ships mess hall, and continuing care for samples and specimens from ships travel.
Status Update: Because of the functional design of the botany lab, the continued care of the specimens in this lab will go on without any disturbances.
I) General Science Lab: The General Science lab will be available at request, but is currently on standby for mission specific research. The lab has holo-emitters for research and is shared with other departments as per request; departments can make use of the lab if unused by the science team. The General Science lab is the ships state of the art science laboratory capable of housing six differing experimentations from any science department. The lab assistant is charged with set up and preparing the lab for each team utilizing the lab. Additional assistants can be utilized if necessary from other labs.
GENERAL LAB SCHEDULE: (CURRENT SCHEDULE - OPEN)
REQUESTEE|REQUEST DURATION|REQUEST SHIFT(s)|SUMATION OF REQUEST
Commander Arcos Darye| Chief Science Officer| 1st Shift
NOTE: The Bridge team is charged with gathering scans for the science department, requesting launch of science probes, and monitoring data for bridge operations. All scans and data can be made available to other departments and teams on request. The science lab teams may also monitor their portion of the scans from the bridge at their request, but is limited to lab masters and the science department officers.
-Only Botany and Cybernetics labs functional
-Only the secondary Stations and Auxilary Stations are functional
-Sensors and Deflectors are limited due to ships reduced power and present location
Commander Arcos| Arm replacement| ready for duty two days after surgery
Officer injured: 2 – 1 major/ 1 minor
Enlisted injured: 6 – minor injuries
Training: TRAINEE|POSITION (BYà) TRAINER|POSITION
VI. Science Commanders comments
+labs: Because of extensive damage to labs, Officers and crew assigned to those labs not working or under repairs should conduct library research or use facilities on Vulcan.
+Shore Leave: Your welcome to visit the planet or stations near Vulcan, don't go far we may leave at moment's notice. Research for the time being is optional, but officers are encouraged to continue if so desired.
+Training: its required that one be rank of petty officer or higher to conduct research, but if you have completed science, or enlisted and sim-guide training… you can request that you be given lab management training. Once this is complete, I will put in a request for a promotion to Petty officer 3rd class for you. All candidates interested in working in a lab can also get cross training in other labs, example: Crewman Sarah is assigned to the chemistry lab, she would like to be trained on biology. If she requested the cross training she could put in a training request with her immediate commander who would inform the science administrative team… once the training had been completed in character, we would put in a request for a rank advancement to technician… or if she was a technician, and had been so for a while she could get further training in a third lab duty she could put in a request for specialist. Now mind you these are only requests and would require authorization, but it would help flesh out your character. Once you reached specialist and having served as a specialist for some time, you could then request lab management training.