Skills Assessment Form
After School Program - January 2018 thru May 2018

This Form to be completed ONLY by students in the After School Program that runs January, 2018 through May, 2018.

Answer 'Yes' only if you are confident of your ability/skill. Our goal is to compare the skills of participants before starting a program vs. after completing a program and is for internal use only.

safety *
Do you have a thorough understanding of lab safety procedures, e.g. when to wear a lab coat, safety glasses, and gloves?
general science 1 *
Do you understand positive and negative controls?
general science 2 *
Do you understand the differences between single and double blind studies?
general science 3 *
Have you written a scientific abstract for publication?
general science 4 *
Have you prepared a poster for a scientific conference?
chemistry 1 *
Have you prepared solutions of specific molarities?
chemistry 2 *
Have you adjusted the pH of a solution?
chemistry 3 *
Have you prepared a buffer solution?
pipeting 1 *
Have you used microliter pipeters?
pipeting 2 *
Have you used sterile serological pipets?
serial dilutions *
Do you know how to prepare a serial dilution?
microscopy 1 *
Do you know how to use a compound light microscope?
microscopy 2 *
Do you know how to use an inverted light microscope?
weighing *
Do you know when to use the 'tare' button on a digital scale?
centrifuge *
Do you know how to properly balance centrifuge tubes?
PCR *
Do you understand how to use a thermocycler?
gel electrophoresis *
Do you know how to prepare and interpret a DNA gel?
DNA isolation *
Have you isolated RNA, DNA, or protein from plant tissue and/or C. elegans?
autoclave *
Do you understand how to safely use an autoclave (steam sterilizer)?
glassware handling *
Do you know how to properly wash and rinse tissue culture glassware?
sterile technique *
Do you know the sterile procedures for using a laminar-flow hood?
animal tissue culture *
Do you have experience maintaining established animal cell lines?
plant tissue culture *
Do you have experience in growing plant tissues in sterile culture?
C. elegans *
Do you have experience with C. elegans culture and larval stage identification?
Daphnia *
Do you have experience with Daphnia culture and maintenance?
MS Excel 1 *
Do you know how to prepare spreadsheets for experiments with multiple variables?
MS Excel 2 *
Do you know how use Excel to graph complex data with error bars?
MS Excel 3 *
Do you know how to apply advanced statistics using Excel, e.g. student t-test or ANOVA?
computer *
Have you successfully written any computer code?
math 1 *
Do you understand how to interpret p-values?
math 2 *
Do you understand standard deviation?
math 3 *
Do you know when to use single- or two-tailed student t-tests?