Sunday, February 13, 2011

[USS Charon] SD241102.13 Duty Log, CSci Commander Arcos Darye


[Botany Lab: Shift 2]

Technician Smith was hard at work pruning, trimming, watering, and feeding the plant and fungi specimens.   She had a schedule to keep, and soon she would need to figure out a method of cross pollination of some of the fruits and edible specimens for the ships chef.

Commander Arcos walked in almost unnoticed by Technician Smith.  She kept working dismissing the commander as one of the ships volunteers.

"Hello, Ms. Smith." Commander Arcos said wondering if perhaps that the technician was a little overwhelmed with duties.  For the most part she was only assigned one shift to maintain the lab, but she had always seemed to volunteer another half shift.

A bit started as the commander came up behind her as she was measuring the soil nutrients and hydration levels.  "Ah … Commander, what can I do for you?" Technician Smith asked.

"I just came in to congratulate you Specialist Smith." Arcos said grinning, anticipating a bit of a joyous response.

"Specialist?..." She said a bit confused, "Oh my god, you've promoted me."

"Yes, due to your recent contributions, and being the most capable botanist on the ship, and assigned to this lab I have no reason not to." Arcos said still grinning.  He was happy for her.

"Thank you sir… but what about the management of the lab, we still don't have a botany team manager." Specialist smith asked.  She had been overwhelmed and had to share the duties with Ensign Vorn.

"Yes… that was a dilemma, which is why I am going have you attend management training to sharpen your skills and prepare you to take over as Botany Lab Manager.  You'd have a second shift to work, and extended duties and responsibilities.  The training will start next week if you are ready and willing."

"Yes sir…" she smiled.  She had already half taken over for most of the responsibilities and four extra hours dedicated to office work wouldn't be so bad.  "… just one thing… "

"Yes?" Arcos asked.

"Will I get a team to assist me?" Chris asked.

"In time we will stop off at a star base and re-crew.  I have already put in a request for an assistant to you, until then it's you and our volunteers.  I have also begun to search for more volunteers with three prime candidates in mind from the engineering department."

She gave a sigh of relief. "Thank Goodness.  Volunteers have been running kind of short, but three to six months more isn't so bad.  If we could do it, I'd like to have a second assistant."

"Eventually, if I can persuade the ships command team I intended to increase our science complement from 24 to 27… according to our suggest complement we are allocated five less crew to our department at present… but good crewman are in short supply."

"Understood, is there anything else sir?" She asked wishing to get back to her duties.

"Well… if you'd like you may return to duties.  Here…"  He handed her a PADD.  "…This should inform you of your training schedule.  We're going to have you shadow a few of our lab managers from the other science departments.  And attached is the explanation on paperwork required from all of our inner-department heads."

"Thank you." She smiled then turned back to the counter where she began to prepare a root stimulant for one of the dwarfed fruit trees.



//Science Report – USS CHARON – Star Date:241102.13//

I. Schedule of Science Command Staff
II. Lab summary Table
III. Lab projects summary
IV. Bridge Functions
V. Damage/repair/casualty Report
VI. Science Commanders Comments

I.   Schedule(daily)
Name| position||rank| assignment|
    |first shift |Second shift| third shift|
Arcos Darye| Chief Science Officer| Commander | Department head
    |1)Bridge|2)office hours|3)OFF|   
Y. Beindocoff| Stellar Cartography| Lieutenant J.G | Research/Lab Management | NPC
    1)Research/Office| 2)OFF| 3)Bridge
B. Roberts| Beindocoff's Assist| PO3|Research/office| NPC
    1)Research| 2)Office| 3)OFF
S. Vorn| Science Officer| Ensign | Admin Assistant| NPC
    1)OFF|2)Bridge|3)office hours
I. Castillo| Geo Science |Petty Officer 1st| Research/Lab Management| NPC
    1)office hours| 2)research| 3)OFF   
M. Blande| Bio Science| Ensign| Research/Lab Management| NPC
    1)Office hours| 2)OFF| 3)Research
T. Yin| Chem Science| Chief Petty Officer | Research/Lab Management| NPC
    1)Research| 2)office hours| 3)OFF
S. Ronsett| Phys Science| Lieutenant J.G | Research/Lab management| NPC
    1)OFF| 2)office hours| 3)Research
Ollanda| Cybernetics| Lieutenant J.G |Research/Lab Management| NPC
        1)OFF| 2)Research| 3)office hours
G. Yellin| Anthropology| Lieutenant J.G |Research/Lab Management| NPC
    1) Research|2) OFF| 3) office hours

C. Smith| Botany| Specialist| Plant Care and harvest|

1) OFF| 2) Plant Care| 3) Office/OFF
Officers: 7|Enlisted: 16: 3 enlisted lab masters, 14 enlisted Lab assistants|

|Total Science Personnel: 24 (max 29/min 17/skeleton 3)|

II. Lab Summary Table

Labs | Lab master | Assigned assistants | Experiment
General Science | Department head charge | 1 | OPEN   
Biology | M. Blande | 2 |  Area Specifics
Chemistry | T. Yin | 2 | Area Specifics
Geo Science | I. Castillo | 2 | Area Specifics
Physics | S. Ronsett | 2 | Area Specifics
Cybernetics | Ollanda | 2 | Probes/maintenance
Anthropology| G. Yellin | 1 | Area Specifics
Botany| C. Smith |    0(+1) | Caretaking/harvest
Stellar Cartography| Y. Beindocoff/B. Roberts | 1 | Area Specifics

III. Lab Project Summary

A) Biology: Biology mixes with a lot of the 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


Lab 1:  Local Life Forms – threats, cautions and general study

Lab 2:  Edible plants identification (works with botany)

Progress Update:  Team has begun research on would be dangerous plant, animal, fungi, and bacterial life forms in surrounding systems and near course and heading.  These will include providing a list to crew on creature's behavior.   Should ship make a stop at any of these systems, a study will begin from a remote viewing and science scans on all planet life forms.  Samples and scans from any away team will be logged and reviewed through science department, specifically biology in the case of life forms.  In addition a list of edible plants and discovery of plants edible will first be run with biology, then chemistry, and then samples sent to botany(so long as plants are not intelligent).

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


Lab 1: Toxins and Chemical benefactors of Local Area

Lab 2: local medicinal secrets (joined with medical)

Status update: Team has begun to search records of local toxins in surrounding systems of current course and heading, team will produce anti-toxins for medical lab, and research properties of localized bio-chemical life forms and organic matter.

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


Lab 1: Study of Ecosystems and Geological stability (localized area)

Lab 2: Development of celestial objects (localized area)

Status Update: Team is reviewing ecosystem and stability of planets, satellites, planetoids and asteroids with atmospheres; in addition the stability of such objects logged will be reviewed by this department.  In addition celestial objects content and development will be co-studied and identified with physics and stellar cartography.

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


Lab 1: Trajectory/masses/make up of celestial objects in sensor range

Status Update: Heading up the study of all celestial objects within ships passing including those studied and mapped by stellar cartography and geology will be the physics team with the purpose of attaining trajectory/masses/make up and effective gravitation of the objects in study.

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


Astro-metrics: Star chart review and update (works with helm/navigation)

Lab 2: (Partnered with physics) Study of Celestial objects

Status Update: Team continues to map and update star charts and equip navigation and helm with area maps of star systems, nebulas, and other celestial objects and phenomena.  Team is assisting geosciences and physics with celestial object study.

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


Lab 1: Probe repair/construction/re-programming

Additional task: Maintain science equipment (works with engineering)

Status Update: Team is assisting engineering with repairs to science equipment, station, performing pre-diagnostics and diagnostics, assisting with calibration of lab equipment and putting together probes for science teams study.

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


Lab 1: study of local cultures, archeology, and developing peoples (works with ships counselor)

Status Update:  Team is analyzing record banks of all local civilizations and past civilization of passing inhabited or once inhabited celestial objects, natural or artificial.  In addition, team is helping to assist ships counselor with current peoples in area's customs, laws, and traditions, and economics.

H) Botany: The botany team, made up of volunteers and lab assistant Specialist Chris A. Smith are continuing to care for the planet current in the lab.  Since the team has no samples yet of Gamma quadrant plants, the focus have been on bordering sectors to the gamma quadrant.


Lab: Care of plant and fungi specimens/care of harvest of edible specimens

Status Update: Volunteer teams are maintaining the lab, Specialist Chris A. Smith is working on lab management training.  Upon completion rank grade of Petty Officer 3rd class will be issued.  Administrative team congratulates Specialist Smith.

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.


Shift 1: Morning coffee: Inner-Department Guest speaker (Science)

Shift 2: Lab prep/clean up

Shift 3:  -Open for study-



IV.  Bridge Operations

Science Bridge Crew:

     Commander Arcos Darye| Chief Science Officer| 1st Shift
     Lieutenant J.G Yuri Beindocoff| Stellar Cartography|3rd shift
     Ensign Samuel Vorn| Administrative Assistant|2nd 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.
V. Damage/repair/Personnel Report:

 +Science Labs

All Labs Functioning

+Science Stations

     All Stations Functioning

     +Science sensors/Deflector

           Function in standard norm


Officer injured:  0 (0 major – 0 minor – 0 Severe)

Enlisted injured: 0 (0 major – 0 minor – 0 Severe)

Promotion Request:
Personnel: Rank|PersonnelName|
à New Rank|Name

(approved) Tch Chris A Smith| -> |Spc Chris A Smith






Training Requested:


Management Training:

Spc C. Smith| Botany | (BY->) | Cmdr Arcos Darye | CSci




VI. Science Commanders comments

+Lab Assignments: If you come up with a good research assignment, just begin the process in character by developing a Pre-Lab report. I will attach my Report requirements to the bottom of this page.

+Training:  If you are looking to advance in rank and you are a non-commissioned officer we will develop a roleplay training month on in differing lab assistant positions.  Once completed you might be promoted to Technician, after you master a lab for another month we should be able to promote you to specialist… at which point you'd be specialized to an inner department.  As for leading a lab, we might be able to get you to work on your petty officer rank requirements and start training you on lab set up/and running the lab… not sure on the time requirement on that one, but we should be able to get you working on a story line in character.

+Attached Reports:

Science laboratories and Procedural Reports:

Lab reports are to be filled by Lab master.  Lab master is the crewmember in charge of experiment to be conducted.  Lab masters should hold the rank of Petty Officer or above and have clearance from Chief Science officer to run and use Science laboratories.

Table of Content: Lab Reports

I.        Pre-lab Report

II.      Safety/Hazard Report

III.    Authorization Request Report

IV.    Condition of Lab Equipment (prior)

V.      Post-Lab Report

VI.    Condition of Lab Equipment (post)

VII.  Personnel Report

VIII.                         Accident Report


I.                    Pre Lab reports

Pre lab reports should include:  Purpose, materials, method/procedure, hypothesis of result.  The pre-lab report should be submitted to all personnel to be included in the lab prior to start of lab.

a)      Purpose – States the purpose of experiment

b)      Materials – States what materials will be used and what labs, also how many lab assistants will be required

c)       Method/Procedure – states the methodology in acted to derive results

d)      Hypothesis of result – What you are expecting to find


II.                  Safety/Hazard Report

Safety/Hazard report should list the dangers foreseen prior to lab that will be present in the lab.  Known safety suggestions should be included in safety report.   This can be found in safe operation of equipment logs found in ships computer.  Also check Science lab General Safety Rules.  Submit safety hazard report to all personnel to be present during time of experiment and a copy to Chief Science Officer with logs of submission to the lab personnel.

        General safety rules: 

1.       Wear eye protection

2.       Know location and operation of safety equipment in lab and emergency devices

3.       Never work in laboratory alone

4.       Do only the experiment approved for the lab

5.       Do not wear personal clothing that is not pre-approved for lab use

6.       Report all accidents to Lab Master.

7.       Do not make oral contact with objects in lab

8.       Be mindful of the appearance of strange odors

9.       Keep the Laboratory clean. Clean up spills immediately

10.   Check lab equipment prior to lab and only use equipment in good condition

11.   Check temperature reading on all objects in experiment before reaching. Avoid physical touch of hot objects.

12.   Read reagent listings on any known reactions for reagents used in experiment.

13.   Clean hands thoroughly prior to leaving lab to avoid oral contamination and optical damage.



III.                Authorization Request

Authorization request should be submitted to chief science officer prior to use of lab.  Lab access if granted will allow you to enter the lab.  This request should include the name of Lab master, other personnel who will be present, and an acknowledgement that all personnel present have received the safety/hazard report.  Submitted along with this request should be the Pre-Lab report and safety/hazard report.


IV.                Condition of Lab Equipment (prior)

The condition of lab equipment should be gathered prior to use.  This will save you from a good number of accidents and spills. This report should be collected while in the lab prior to experiment and can be conducted by any or all of the lab personnel.  It should consist of an analysis of calibration, functionality, and general wear on any materials of items to be used in reactant process of lab.  This data should be given to the Lab Master prior to start of lab.


V.                  Post Lab report

Post lab reports are used to help the chief science officer and other personnel formulate what evidence can be gathered from the experiment and help on the formulating of further research.  Included in the post lab report should be the pre-lab report and a summary of data collected, general conclusions, conjectures for further analysis, and possible limiting factors in data collection.  All data collected should be stored at a reference location listed in Post Lab Report.


VI.                Condition of Lab Report

Condition of Lab reports help allow for labs to maintain functional status in a busy lab schedule. This report should be submitted at the end of Lab.  Report should include condition of lab equipment prior report along with the ending condition of lab equipment and overall lab status.  Lastly any equipment that was damaged or broken should be noted in a special section for repair or replacement.   Clean up of lab should be done at the end of each lab.  Status of lab should be noted as ready for use if everything checks out or requires maintenance if something needs fixing.


VII.              Personnel Report

Actions of personnel in the lab should be noted to their commanding officer.  The Lab Master is in charge of all personnel while in lab, this data should be collected and submitted to the chief science officer after the lab has been shut down and locked.  Exemplary service should be noted as well poor performance; standard performance could be note with just an inclusion in their name on the personnel report.  Injured personnel should also be noted so that the commanding officer can work out a recovery/return to work plan with the medical staff and schedule further duty schedules accordingly.  No need to list a summary of the injury or how it occurred, as this will be included in the accident report.


VIII.            Accident Report

Personnel are injured from time to time during lab functions.  This can be the result of carelessness in lab, equipment failure, uncalculated variables, or lack of planning.  Submission of an Accident report when injuries happen will allow for the chief science officer to decide a course of action to prevent further accidents.  Simply state in the report what portion of the experiment was being conducted at the time of the accident, the course of events that transpired, and who was injured.  It would also be beneficial to include a suggestion of a course of action to prevent further accidents and any equipment damaged in the accident.



Commander Arcos Darye
Chief Science Officer


Specialist Chris A. Smith (NPC)
Botany Specialist

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