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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - February 2022

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February Discount:

February just calls for a hot drink on a cold day. We have a few fun mugs that make for an excellent office beverage delivery system. For this month, use code NEEDAMUG for 10% off all ceramic mugs! As always, free shipping in the USA and surprisingly affordable shipping internationally!

world's okayest engineer mug

coffee in thesis out mug


February Resource - Best Physics Blogs:

Physics is my "fun" science. You know, the field you didn't choose but you still love to read about? Google knows I love physics headlines and feeds me news and blog posts from everywhere under the sun. So I put together a list of my favorite physics blogs here for those that share my passion. 

From nuclear fusion progress to rocketry to quantum computing, it's setting up to be an exciting year in physics! 

February News - Crowdsourced data on lab coat design:

In just over 2 months we've collected over 600 responses to the form below to crowdsource the design of the next generation of lab coat. Here are some highlights from the data so far:

  • The top feature request, not surprisingly, is MORE POCKETS (62% of respondents). Pockets for pens/utensils only slightly outweighed pockets for phones and personal items, so we’re going to make sure we add pockets for both.
  • A way to tighten the waist is also a top request (46% of respondents). We have two different ideas on this and will test both before making a decision. Features like this keep it an adjustable-fit, more likely to make people of different body types happy, and lowers the return rate which in turn keeps the cost/price down.

And here are my favorite comments so far: (no context needed!)

  • “I look like a friggin balloon in every lab coat I’ve ever worn.”
  • “We just have a giant cardboard box of men's lab coats. None of them fit. The buttons pop off when I squat or pick something up off the floor. I hate them.”
  • “...the fabric in that whole area is just a hot mess…”
  • “It's just the WORST!”

If you use a lab coat, please take 8 minutes right now to give your advice on what YOU would change about your lab coat!


        Just for fun:

        Always remember to ask good questions before you start the experiment. 


        Science cartoons by Tom Gauld

        de-liquification science cartoon


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        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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