If we don’t have it, buy it! STEM lab support can help facilitate lab purchases. Purchase request forms should be submitted directly to the lab staff. Budget number and specific items, vendors, catalog numbers, and quantities are all helpful pieces of information that will help you get your materials faster and with more reliability.
Even if you are certain of what you need, it is recommended that the lab team is made aware prior to equipment, chemical, literature, and instrumentation purchases. It very may well be that your desired items are already floating around campus somewhere. This way we can avoid unnecessary duplicate purchasing.