Information for New Users

Getting Started

Welcome to STS!  We hope we are able to assist you in whatever your goals may be. To get started there are a few steps you will need to take:

  1. SciTech equipment and facilities require that new users be assisted or trained by SciTech staff.  For assistance, please contact the designated staff member from the Instrument Contacts table below. Alternatively, you may sign up to train as recurring user of equipment by requesting training through FOM (Facilities Online Manager) in step 2.
  2. Create a FOM account by following the link: register for a FOM account. Request one or more instruments you wish to be trained to use.
Instrument Contact
GC-MS, -FID, & -FPD Cassi King
HPLC, GPC, HPIC Alyssa Tsukada
Electron Microscopy Michael Kraft
Liquid scintillation counter Sarina Kiesser
FAAS Cassi King
Mass Spectrometry Sarina Kiesser
Raman Microscopy Cassi King


STS provides training for instrumentation and selected shop equipment to interested individuals or groups in support of classroom, teaching, and research activities. Training is provided to faculty, staff, and students involved in ongoing research projects using the Instrument Center facilities. Training is also available for graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants who use instrumentation in instructional laboratories. Contact personnel from the appropriate division for more information.