Urgent, labs needed to register-submit & score recognition, awards and trophy for cold storage practices
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Urgent, Labs Needed!!! The International Freezer Challenge Wraps up August 1st at Midnight
 
 
 
 Nature Magazine's article featured U of I researchers placing 1st for the 2nd year in a row
 

Many of you have been busy creating innovative solutions for the pandemic and many have been away from your labs for quite some time and that is ok, we can still take 30 sec's to register and 10, 20 or 30 minutes (more you do & enter = more efficiency, points and standings ) to complete your score sheets before midnight August 1st.

ANY action items completed in your lab since May 2019 are eligible for this year's actions and scores points for your lab and the university.
Dr. Ray Ming's lab spent 40-45 minutes completing their score sheet which resulted in their lab standing out as "the most impressive lab of the entire competition" and recieved Honorable mention for thorough and creative sample management techniques.          
This year's score sheet is easier and faster to complete!

 
 
These are some of the researchers & action items that led to our 2019 Win!

2019 Winning Researchers (available for the photo)

Who Should Participate

All labs that manage cold-storage of samples, including walk-ins, vertical, chest or under counter fridge (4°, -10°,-20°, -70°, -80+ ultra ultra cold including nitrogen storage)

  • Is your lab sample storage on point, the International Freezer Challenge rewards existing best practices, enter them today! 
  • Have an innovative strategy for cold-storage management, sharing it with others by submitting it in the freezer challenge score sheet will help your lab stand out in the individual lab category. 
  • Still have a “to do” list, Now is the time to conquer any last minute housekeeping, complete the tasks and enter them on your score sheet to win,
  • Not sure where you stand, register and there are plenty of resources to compare with your peers and innovate strategies. 
 
Cold sample storage management practices equal efficient lab operations and 1st place!!! 
 

Joining the Freezer challenge is a fun way to stay up-to-date with the latest in sample management, receive recognition for your efforts and have fun while helping the University of Illinois maintain our world-class standing.
If you have any questions, need help or additional information please contact me anytime?

 


Best
Paul Foote
Think Globally. Act Locally

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Specialist
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 
F&S Energy Services Retrocommissioning
Email: gfoote2@illinois.edu
Office: 217-244-1048

 
 
 
 
 
 

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