If you haven't joined the community yet, subscribe here and you'll get our full toolkit of STEM resources!
It's time to gear up for Fall, which (at least for me) involves a sharp spike in coffee and tea consumption. For this month, you can get 10% off any mugs with code NEEDAMUG. We have "OKAYEST" mugs for every field that we have a Pocket card for, so it's an excellent companion. Also check out our sneaky favorite "Science in every language" mug if you love to travel and learn about other cultures.
August Resource - Earn money and help local researchers:
This is a win-win-win. For a while now I've been signed up for a free service called Research Match. Basically, when a scientist has a study to perform that requires human involvement, they can use Research Match to find the best candidates. It's especially useful if they need participants with a specific health condition (i.e. color blindness, ADHD, or rare diseases).
Some studies are just online surveys, some may be through your local research hospital. Some of these will also pay you for your time or give you access to a cutting-edge treatment for a health condition that may be affecting your well-being. It's worth making a free account and checking the boxes of what you'd be interested in doing AND it helps researchers like you, for free.
August News - Now in college bookstores across the USA!
With a little legwork we've been able to get wholesale orders from several college bookstores around the USA. If you think the Pocket cards would be a great fit in your local bookstore, let them know on their contact form and send me an email to follow up with them! Most of our sales are through Amazon right now, and I'd love to change that toward local independent college bookstores, so I need your help!
Major data update on The Lab Coat Project!
We're over 975 responses and I couldn't help but peek at the data. "Peek" might be an understatement. I spent an entire weekend pouring through it, reading every single rant and learning how to make queries in Google Docs to parse the data into useful plots. Now, for your viewing enjoyment, those plots are published at the bottom of the main Lab Coat Project page.
See what's winning in the major design features and what the favorite colors are! We're seeing trends in the fit data but won't publish that until we get well over 1000 responses to ensure they are statistically significant in every size range.
PLEASE if you know a single scientist or engineer who wears a lab coat and has not taken this survey, we need their voice added! It's only an 8-minute form. Forward this link to them and tell them how awesome this is going to be when everyone contributes.
Just for fun:
The new James Web Space Telescope images were out of this world. See the 13 ridiculous things stars do when they THINK no one's looking: