The Chemistry Stockroom fulfills the academic needs of the chemistry teaching labs at SUNY Geneseo. Beyond that, we're here to answer your questions and help you settle into the routines of the chem lab experience at the college. The Chemistry Stockroom is staffed full-time by both Dan Jacques and Nick LaGamba.
Proper Wearing of Masks and Recommendations for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Individuals
SUNY Geneseo has updated guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 on campus. SUNY policy currently requires all students, faculty, and staff wear a mask in any public indoor spaces on campus.
The CDC also has updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States. The CDC recommends unvaccinated and fully vaccinated individuals wear a mask in public indoor spaces in areas of substantial or high transmission. More information about CDC recommendations and guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals may be found on their website. Masks with exhalation valves which allow virus to escape and/or wearing a face shield alone are not acceptable at the college.
The CDC still recommends wearing two masks for better protection against contracting the COVID virus, and may be especially useful for individuals who have certain types of facial hair, such as beards. Using a disposable medical procedure mask under a cloth mask to reduce cumulative exposure of the wearer by over 95% as determined in a recent study. The CDC notes it is important not to double two disposable medical procedure masks due to the poor fit of such masks, which do not lend any additional benefit on their own. More information about how to improve how a mask protects you and how to choose and wear a mask properly can be found at the CDC website.
Laboratory safety at SUNY Geneseo is our priority. Recognized at the college for robust chemical hygiene and chemistry laboratory safety practices, stockroom staff work closely with department faculty to ensure and support laboratory safety practices, safety education, and build systemic and lasting safety culture.
Work or Volunteer With Us!
The stockroom provides a four-year progressive employable skills program developing and engaging laboratory technical, coordination, leadership, and management skills. For interested students, you can also engage a hybrid employment/internship program! Students who identity with any campus major find success with us, from English to Chemistry. We prepare you to not just succeed in STEM, but with any career that utilizes communication and mentoring, program management, regulatory practices, time management, and integrative safety culture.
Students overwhelmingly report that their experience in the Chemistry Stockroom developed their confidence and metacognition of interconnected programs and systems, preparing them for graduate education and/or industry in ways that they didn't experience elsewhere on campus.
Monday-Friday: Open during active Chemistry labs
COVID-Specific Laboratory Safety Considerations in Chemistry Academic Labs at Geneseo
There are many resources available to help keep you, other students, faculty, staff, and visitors safer in chemistry academic lab spaces. The following resources may be of some assistance to you, and of course, please do consult with your faculty instructor if you have any concerns or questions.
Location: Room 329, Integrated Science Center (ISC)
Chem Stockroom and Safety Manager: Dan Jacques
Phone: (585) 245-5318
Chemistry Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Peterson
Phone: (585) 245-5314