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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - April 2024

Thank you for ordering one of our popular STEM Pocket Tools and scanning the QR code to reach this page! This page is exclusively for holders of these cards and will have new content, freebies, resources and discounts every calendar month.

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May Discount: Free sticker with $20 purchase

The beginning of summer is the best time to sticker up your lab and your laptop. We even have several LGBTQ+ friendly stickers to get in the mood for PRIDE month. For May, use code "STICKERME" when a sticker is in your cart along with a $20 purchase to get it free!

GLG - Science is for everyone rainbow notebook sticker for research scientists


April Resource - Level up your Google Drive:

Do you lose files in Google Drive all the time like I do? Or can't remember which document has that excerpt? Or want to summarize a few Docs together? I'm still not a fan of AI tools for writing, but for systems and productivity? Yes, please!

Google's new (free) AI tool Gemini has had lots of problems in the news, but it does one thing well that blew me away - it can contextually search ALL of your Google Drive files AND your Gmail to pull up links to any and all relevant documents instantly. It does a better job than the standard search functions, especially when you can only use common words. Plus, it does all the other cool AI-stuff and links to Google Flights, Maps, and YouTube.

Here's my favorite 10-minute video showing all the time-saving ways you can use it. The ones that blew my mind:

  • Summarize the 3 most important unread emails from the past 3 days
  • Extract the data from the table in this PDF into an editable format (HUGE time saver with academic papers)
  • Interpret this graphical plot and summarize the main takeaways (be careful with this, I wouldn't trust it yet!)

                Just for fun:

                One day we'll figure out those "potential future applications"...

                Science cartoons by Tom Gauld

                April behind-the-scenes news:

                We finally did it! We've shipped out all of The Lab Coat Project pre-orders. They ended up almost a month late overall, mainly from shipping and logistics delays we didn't expect. New photos and videos are up on all channels and we're working on starting another manufacturing run now. Follow us on Instagram for behind the scenes details on the manufacturing process!

                Did you miss last month? Check out our archive:

                *Note: Discount codes will no longer be active and some links may be broken.

                March 2024 - Mastering Lab Meetings

                February 2024 - Mastering Schlenk Lines

                January 2024 - Time-saving Excel shortcuts you didn't know

                December 2023 - Virtual coworking with scientists

                November 2023 - Data plots for colorblind scientists

                October 2023 - Crowdfunding your experiments and The Lab Coat Project finale

                September 2023 - How to quickly find info on chemicals and molecules

                August 2023 - An intro to quarterly planning for research

                July 2023 - Using AI to search research papers

                June 2023 - The easy button on literature reviews

                May 2023 - Negotiating vacation and Pocket Paleontologist launch

                April 2023 - Job interviews and lab coat updates!

                March 2023 - Lab coats affect your mental health?

                February 2023 - STEM books that won't put you to sleep

                January 2023 - AI Chat and SciArt

                December 2022 - SciComm video editing tools

                November 2022 - Focus timer 

                October 2022 - Career skills workshops

                September 2022 - Conservation in the laboratory

                August 2022 - Join a study to help scientists

                July 2022 - Lab Coat Materials Ultimate Guide

                June 2022 - Neuroscience Podcasts and Lab Coat Update

                May 2022 - Science Learning Centers near you

                April 2022 - The Pocket Physicist Launch and Best Math Blogs

                February 2022 - Fantastic Physics Blogs

                January 2022 - Pleasure reading for engineers

                December 2021 - Easy lab process diagrams

                November 2021 - Free STEM icons for your presentations

                October 2021 - WebPlotDigitzer and Lab Coats

                September 2021 - Engineering Podcasts

                August 2021 - STEM Holiday Calendar

                July 2021 - STEM on TikTok

                June 2021 - Productivity resources

                May 2021 - SciComm on Social Media

                April 2021 - Sustainability in the lab

                March 2021 - Gifts for Engineers

                February 2021- Focus on reading papers

                January 2021 - Focus on interviewing

                December 2020 - Inspirational reading for graduate students

                November 2020 - Graduate application resources

                October 2020 - Voting for Science

                September 2020 - New Lab Art Photography

                August 2020 - The Pocket Chemist Exam Edition launch!

                July 2020 - Word Magnet Launch!

                June 2020 - Constant giveaways and learning to code

                May 2020 - Time to get writing?

                April 2020 - Quarantine life and a new retro sticker!

                March 2020 - Focus on Best Chemistry Blogs

                February 2020 - Focus on Digital tools for chemistry

                January 2020 - Focus on Outreach

                December 2019 - Focus on Social Media Accounts for Scientists

                November 2019 - Focus on Helpful Reading for Grad Students

                October 2019 - Focus on Chemistry and Chemistry Resources

                September 2019 - Focus on Science Podcasts

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