[Botany Lab: Commander Arcos and Specialist Smith]
Arcos and Smith were in the lab together. It was a casual training session without much going on. The two were doing their best to keep up a conversation while Commander Arcos helped smith complete the daily lab responsibilities. "Great, now the only thing you're going to need to worry about that's new to your responsibilities is doing the paper work. It can be a bit boring at times, but with lab managing you're going to have to live with a bit of paper pushing."
"So which forms do I fill out?" Chris asked grabbing a pollinator.
"Right, well for botany you're not going to always need to put together a lab request form, but for daily responsibilities I'd say your pre-report should be compiled prior to entering the lab." Arcos said water one of the plants with its food-water mixture. He watched the hydration meter as the soil levels went up to the correct moisture reading. "But…" setting the water canister down, "I would expect that if you had any requests for studies such as a pollination of something requiring volunteers that you write it up a week ahead of time in a lab request so I can get the volunteer request out."
"I see… but what about after the lab?" She said after cross pollinating a few of the plants from the Risa planet.
"Well I have a template of post lab work that I can get you for your Personal assistant data device. Anyways it's basically a data sheet with conclusions, request for additional study and limitations to be considered, but I would expect that personnel and accident reports be attached. Since your working on volunteers the personnel evaluation is only needed if something a tad bit bad happened or if one of your volunteers has shown botany promise." Arcos said filling the watering canister for the next plant adding the food mixture.
"I see. Well is there anything else I'll be needed to do?"
"Yes. As volunteers come in, you'll have to make sure everyone is on the same page. If we get volunteers that haven't had botany training, you'll be needed to instruct them on proper lab duties. Basically, you'll be given two shifts to work through that and lab duties including the requested reports. Should someone be injured you'll need to do a write up on how it occurred." Arcos said checking the food mixture reading with his plant probe. "two Liters should do it with a hundred ml per a plant I guess…" he said beginning to water the next group of plants.
"It doesn't have to be perfect, but our harvest on these plants should get us a couple chef salads if its done right." She said filling the pollinator with the next dose of pollen.
"right, but I always thought these Bolian tomatoes were better with a bit more food then water."
"I agree… but two parts food mixes down to six or five in our supply chart." She said correcting him.
Arcos smiled. "You got it, I suppose the chef will thank you for your frugality. So anyways you seem to have a knack for it, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't make petty officer once we've gotten you to train a bit for paper purposes. Are you okay with sitting in on a biology lab?"
"There's a lab experiment on the Gourranni herb we picked up on our last supply route."
"That's poisonous isn't it?"
"Yes but were extracting the toxin to see if chemistry can neutralize it. If you want you can sit in on both labs, if you think you can handle back to back lab sessions."
"No thanks." She laughed. "I might check in on the biology lab, but I can't possibly leave my plants alone for a day."
"That's fair. Why not… if only we had a whole plant sample, unfortunately the team just got a sample of what was meant for tea."
"Hmm… that's tough. Well I suppose we can wait for a live specimen later… the Gourranni Herb is said to have medicinal properties in small quantities… not sure how or what, but the Gourranni seem to claim it's a spiritual healing experience. Of course they drink and eat the stuff on a regular basis from what I hear."
"I hadn't heard that, but… Anthropology might have a few reports for me next week. I've got Ms. Yellin on it currently. She is supposed to give a talk on the Gourranni tomorrow at the weekly science, coffee and science lecture."
"Ms. Yellin, is a personal friend of the family." Ms. Smith smiled.
Commander Arcos grinned. "You two know each other?"
"Yes, My Father was engaged to her sister before she took ill… I guess it was quite something to have one healthy twin and one with a degenerative illness. But then they probably were fraternal twins… I never saw her sister… but they from the stories were inseparable just like identical twins sometimes are. Sad story… anyways I think that's all I had planned for today… in the lab anyways."
//Science Report – USS CHARON – Star Date:241102.26//
C. Smith| Botany| Specialist| Plant Care and harvest|
1) OFF| 2) Plant Care| 3) Office/OFF
|Total Science Personnel: 24 (max 29/min 17/skeleton 3)|
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
CURRENT STUDY SUMMARY:
Lab 1: Local Life Forms – threats, cautions and general study
Lab 2: Edible plants identification (works with botany)
Lab 3: "Extract of Gouranni Herb for toxic identification"
Progress Update: Team started a new lab this week. The extract of the Gouranni Herb which has begun the process of finding a suitable dish to counter the Gouranni Herb for a diplomatic conference.
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:
Lab 1: Toxins and Chemical benefactors of Local Area
Lab 2: local medicinal secrets (joined with medical)
Lab 3: "Extract of Ka'al root"
Status update: Team has begun a series of extracts for toxin canceling for the Gourranni Herb. Herb remains to be a toxin inconsumable for the Human Ambassadors who have been seen as dodging all of the Gourranni peace conferences.
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:
Lab 1: Study of Ecosystems and Geological stability (localized area)
Lab 2: Development of celestial objects (localized area)
Status Update: Team continues to support the physics and stellar cartography department with geological stability reports and planetary development classification.
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:
Lab 1: Trajectory/masses/make up of celestial objects in sensor range
Lab 2: Tri-Probe method
Status Update: Celestial object identification is still undergoing. Team has already found the trajectory and speed of passing objects nearing the ship while in route to next destination. In addition the team has begun a new lab with sensor identification with-in ionized regions. The team hopes to use a tri-probe method of gathering sensor data.
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:
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
SUMMATION OF CURRENT RESEARCH:
Lab 1: Probe repair/construction/re-programming
Additional task: Maintain science equipment (works with engineering)
Additional task: Tri-probe assembly.
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. In addition the team is devising the probe assembly of the three probe method being devised by Physics.
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:
Lab 1: study of local cultures, archeology, and developing peoples (works with ships counselor)
Lab 2: The study of the Gourrani
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. Team adds study of Gourranni for science teams enrichment.
SUMMATION OF CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:
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.
GENERAL LAB SCHEDULE: (CURRENT SCHEDULE – one shift open)
Shift 1: Morning coffee: Inner-Department Guest speaker (Science)
Shift 2: Lab prep/clean up
Shift 3: -Open for study-
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.
All Labs Functioning
All Stations Functioning
Function in standard norm
Officer injured: 0 (0 major – 0 minor – 0 Severe)
Enlisted injured: 0 (0 major – 0 minor – 0 Severe)
(approved) Tch Chris A Smith| -> |Spc Chris A Smith
Training: TRAINEE|POSITION (BYà) TRAINER|POSITION
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 have attached a request form, just fill it in, and write something in character above about your character putting the report together.
+Training: If you are looking to advance in rank and you are a non-commissioned officer we will develop a role-play 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.
Lab study request form:
Name and rank:
I. Pre Lab report
Hypothesis of result:
II. Safety/Hazard Report
For seen Hazards during lab:
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
Time/shift research is done: Additional Days of study:
Lab requested: Personnel requested:
Estimated Set up time required: Estimated take down time required:
Science team member requesting: