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It feels like things are heating up politically again and science has taken a back seat. This will only get more intense leading up to the November elections. My favorite quote on this matter is on this 3" sticker that can add visibility on your laptop, thermos, or notebook:
"I do not share your view that the scientist should observe silence in political matters" - Albert Einstein
For the month of July we want to get these reminders spread throughout research circles, so when you buy 4, you'll get 2 free with code NOTSILENCE at checkout. Make sure to add all 6 to your cart first. Gift them to your interns, your lab mates and your neighboring colleagues!
We've done tons of research on lab coats lately and as a grad student I remember feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out what we needed. I thought it would be useful to compile that info into a straightforward comparison of all the materials you can choose from in your lab coat. We made sure to cover polyester/cotton blends all the way to what "FR" means. This should be a helpful resource to all researchers and we would love if you shared it and linked to it from your own sites!
We just updated the brand colors to add a little more range and keep it a little lighter. The previous colors were modern and sharp, but felt a little exclusive and rigid. Let me know what you think!
We're over 960 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.
Recent advancements in science demand updated lab safety signs.
Science cartoons by Tom Gauld.
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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