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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - June 2024

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June Discount: 10% off any Science Quote Canvas

I love using the summer to do some deep thinking and strategy on research. It’s a great time to get inspired. To help, we have some little freestanding 5”x7” canvas prints with our favorite quotes from famous scientists. I keep the one from Wernher von Braun at my desk. For June, get 10% off any of these canvases using the code: 10OFFQUOTES.


June Resource - Don’t miss upcoming PhD fellowship opportunities:

              Now is the time to start workshopping PhD fellowship applications. The big ones are typically due in the September-November time frame! Schedule a meeting with your advisor before the summer to talk through your eligibility and ideas for each. Here are the main ones to keep an eye on:

              National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (Deadline: Typically October)

              • Eligibility: Open to US citizens and permanent residents pursuing research-based master's or doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

              Hertz Foundation Fellowship (Deadline: Typically October)

              • Eligibility: US citizens and permanent residents pursuing PhDs in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.

              Marshall Scholarship (Deadline: Typically September)

              • Eligibility: US citizens pursuing graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.

              National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) (Deadline: Typically November)

              • Eligibility: US citizens and permanent residents pursuing PhDs in fields relevant to national defense.

              National Institutes of Health (NIH) Predoctoral Training Programs (Deadlines vary by program)

              • Eligibility: US citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent residents pursuing PhDs in biomedical and behavioral research fields supported by the NIH.

              Just for fun: Science Cartoon

              Engineers are about to change what it means to be “a dog person.”

              Science cartoons by Tom Gauld

              June behind-the-scenes news:

              Texas A&M Starts lab coat ceremony with The Lab Coat Project

              You might remember Texas A&M’s Chemistry Department placed a HUGE order back in October. Last week, we got a glimpse of their new lab coat ceremony for their graduating seniors in chemistry. They’re also outfitting their undergraduates with our lab coats! Here’s their Instagram post about it.

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              May 2024 - Prompting in Google Docs

              April 2024 - Google Drive hacks

              March 2024 - Mastering Lab Meetings

              February 2024 - Mastering Schlenk Lines

              January 2024 - Time-saving Excel shortcuts you didn't know

              December 2023 - Virtual coworking with scientists

              November 2023 - Data plots for colorblind scientists

              October 2023 - Crowdfunding your experiments and The Lab Coat Project finale

              September 2023 - How to quickly find info on chemicals and molecules

              August 2023 - An intro to quarterly planning for research

              July 2023 - Using AI to search research papers

              June 2023 - The easy button on literature reviews

              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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