A Blank Canvas

As a newly hired assistant professor, Dr. Becca at Fumbling Towards Tenure faces several decisions related to the setup of her lab-to-be. As Becca's institution has chosen to build her wet lab in a "previously non-lab-containing space," she will have a say as to "drawer size, outlet height, cabinets [versus] open shelves," and other layout-related considerations.

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