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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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
Science cartoons by Tom Gauld.
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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
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