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Textbook Adoption Online
By request of the bookstore, all textbook adoptions should be done online. Follow the link to register for a secure account and password.
Departmental Calendar
Schedules of finals, midterms, vacations and laboratory inspections, This may require your UMBC user name and password to log in.
Spring 2013 Class schedule
Check here for the latest most up to date schedule of classes.
Room 272 Schedule
Scheduled courses, exams and meetings in Meyerhoff 272
Room 256 Schedule
Scheduled courses, exams and meetings in Meyerhoff 256
Sexual Harrassment Prevention Training
Sexual Harrassment Prevention Training is required of all personnel in a supervisory position. Please click this link to access the campus'  training program.
Subscribe to our mail list
For the latest information about happenings in the department delivered right to you email inbox, you must subscribe to our mailing list. Click the link below and activate "chemnews" in the list of selections.
Classroom sizes
The size, configuration and resources available in different classrooms on the campus.
Classroom availability
R25 grid set up of all classrooms
Laboratory Services
UMBC Lab Safety Manual
Everything you need to know about UMBC lab regulations and policies in one place.
Radiation safety
The University program for the control of radioactive materials and radiation producing devices is consistent with regulations of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).
Using Autoclaves
A nice summary put together by Julie Wolfe for the AMB program.  Also includes information on usage of Spectrophotometers and micropipettors.
Web based Training
All personnel, whether faculty, grad student , undergrad or volunteer must complete the Hazardous communications and UMBC laboratory safety sections of this site. Our "company" name will always be UMBCchem, please see Frank tyminski or Dennis Cuddy for a user name and password.
Safety videos and podcasts
The following website contains downloadable videos and podcasts of both ACS and HHMI safety videos. Hopefully the site will be updated often. Due to proprietary concerns the site is password protected. Please see Frank Tyminski or Dennis Cuddy for access.
Work order Forms
Temperature problems, recycling,  leaks and other minor problems can be submitted here. Major emergencies should be called in immediately to 5-2550
EHS Office
Quick links to forms, information and links to MSDS,  Procedures for fire safety, biosafety, occupational safety, training and injury.
Laboratory Inspection Sheet
EHS's laboratory Inspection checklist available for lab safety self-regulation
Hazardous waste removal

Use this form to request removal of properly identified Chemical Waste. Fax the completed form to the Office of Environmental Safety & Health at Ext.5-1166.

Chemical Hygeine Plan
This plan establishes general procedures and work practices that are designed to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals used in laboratories. Compliance with these guidelines will reduce the health hazards associated with working with such chemicals.
MSDS sheets
MSDSXchange is the largest and most comprehensive reference collection of chemical manufacturer and distributor listings available on the web. In addition to this extensive collection, there are over 1 million manufacturer's original material safety data sheets (MSDS) available for meeting compliance with OSHA's Hazardous Communication Standard.

Business services
Grants.Gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards.
NSF Funding opportunities

Find Funding!  The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering

American Chemical Society

All ACS grant, award, scholarship and internship opportunities in one place to help you find the right program to fit your needs.


The mission of HARPO is to:
· Assist the UMBC research community in adhering to federal and state regulations
· Provide guidance on regulatory issues
· Educate the research community on compliance requirements
· Serve as the administrative hub of the Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Link to Peoplesoft Reports
A link to Peoplesft reports for your Grant accounts. Remember these reports show a certain amount of lag, due to credit card purchases and the fact that salaries are not encumbered, also tuition for RA's is only deducted after the fact, usually at the end of the semester.  Use with caution, or see Lorraine for shreadsheet summaries.
Payroll Service Center
View your paycheck advice paperlessly.