The Peccoud Lab welcomes two undergrads to our team.  Krista is an incoming freshman who will be dual majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.  Brooke is a senior in the same majors.  Both students were the first to go through our newest method of standardized training, centered around our Lab Inventory Management System (LIMS).  Krista, who had no previous laboratory experience, was able to begin making media independently, without contamination, in 1 week.  This new training method was developed in house and serves to allow the new hire to perform value-adding tasks faster, it reduces the amount of hands-on time the trainer spends working with the trainees, decreases the number of mistakes made by trainees, and provides clear objectives and tests to evaluate proficiency.