November 4, 2015
PCIGR was pleased to participate in the Get Into Research event organized by SCI Team, a Peer Program within the UBC Faculty of Science. This event is designed to present the multitude of research opportunities available to undergraduate students, personal experiences and inspirational accounts from student researchers, workshops outlining the preliminary steps of exploring research opportunities, as well as tours of different labs on campus.
PCIGR students Catherine Armstrong and Evelyn Freres led two groups of undergraduate students on tours of the nUBC facility. The students learned about the operation of such a large-scale facility, different ways of determining the composition of rocks and minerals, and how samples are crushed, dissolved and purified. They were shown all of the features and instruments in the lab, with particular focus on the Nu1700 high-resolution multi-collector ICP-MS. At the end of the tour, students had a chance to ask questions and even to practice pipetting.