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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - June 2023

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.

If you haven't joined the community yet, subscribe here and you'll get our full toolkit of STEM resources!

June Discount:

Cities around the world are having their PRIDE parades and events in the coming weeks which makes it the perfect time to get one of the O.G. stickers that started the business. In June, if you buy just one item that is a sticker, Pocket card or Word Magnets, add the Science is for everyone or Engineering is for everyone sticker to your cart and add the code 4EVERYONE to get that $5 sticker free! We're only making this code valid for 10 uses (about 500 read this every month), so if you really want it then grab it right away.

Slap it on your laptop, your thermos, your notebook or your favorite fierce laboratory machine to show your support for creating an inclusive environment in scientific research. 

June Resource - The easy way to tackle that lingering literature review:

Summer is my favorite time for catching up on published literature. One summer, I committed to reading 1 paper a day for 3 months, which eventually turned into a published literature review that has since been cited almost 1500 times! The key was the process. I scanned for relevance before diving in and made sure to take detailed, organized notes on each paper as I went.

  • This article details the process I used. (Hint: it's not reading the whole thing start to finish!)
  • This is a Google Docs template I used to take notes for each paper. The questions I used are the key; you can use whatever software you like. Zotero is great for managing references, too.
  • And this is a similar method by Daisy from Notes From The Physics Lab. She took it a step further and made a Notion template you can download at the bottom of her article. I love Notion, so this is worth a try! If you love her template, buy Daisy a coffee!

Pro tip: If you can find a tablet or foldable laptop to read and annotate the papers outside in a comfy spot, it'll be much easier to keep up your pace!

      June News - Pocket Protectors are almost ready!

      Stay tuned next month for a special discount on our first line of Pocket Protectors. They will be in stock toward the end of June and ready to ship in early July!

            Lab Coat Project Update:

            The first 30 lab coats are being made now! This is a sample run of our intended design to let our 30 Beta Testers fix any more design flaws before full production. Keep an eye on our Instagram for more updates!

            Just for fun:

            I'm just trying to log in, but for some reason the machines need trained first. 

            Science cartoons by Tom Gauld


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

            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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