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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - May 2021

Thank you for ordering The Pocket ScientistThe Pocket Chemist or The Pocket Engineer 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.

May Discount:

The most popular graduation gifts we're seeing are our Science Word Magnets. So for May, we're offering a buy 3, get 1 free (a $10 savings) with code: ALLTHEWORDSJust add 4 sets to your cart, enter the code and the cost of one will be deducted. If you don't know a grad, these make for an excellent creative break during a long summer of research. Leave funny messages for your lab mates to discover when they come in!

engineering word magnets


May Resource - Science on Social Media:

Social media can be a mess and a huge distraction. To cut through the clutter and get you straight to the accounts that can make a difference in your life, we've collected our favorites below. Many of these have Twitter accounts of the same handles. Follow those that interest you and get involved in this growing community!

@Academeology: Hugely supportive and welcoming account pointing out the good, the bad and the ugly of academia while starting dialogue around these issues

@PhD_Balance: Small team of grad students bringing to light the mental health issues that are pervasive in academia

@SusannaLHarris: Founder of @PhD_Balance and all-around #realtalk expert. Microbiologist and dog lover.

@Grad_selfcare: Sharing important messages to take care of yourself in even the toughest situations

@HerSTEMStory: Extraordinary stories of women in STEM from around the globe. 60+ podcasts and counting.

@seekingscienceblog: A science blog run by four young women in STEM exploring bioscience and #scicomm

@growingthroughgradschool: A new podcast about self-care and personal growth in grad school.

@thisisgradschoolpod: Another new podcast “for grad students, by grad students”. They are just getting started so give them your support and feedback!

@thescicommunity: A strong community of science communicators (“#scicomm”)

@lab_shenanigans: Hilarious lab-related science posts for a good laugh between experiments

@stories.of.a.scientist: Professional #scicomm’er from Belgium with excellent resources

@sci_phile: Major science communicator of @becausescience


May News:


Our "headquarters" (it's a small operation here) is moving to Columbus Ohio! We've had a great run in the Research Triangle area, connected with tons of researchers at UNC, Duke and NC State and learned a lot about what you do in your labs here. If you're reading this and you are a scientist or engineer in the central Ohio area, shoot me an email to say hi and tell me what you're working on! (derek@geniuslabgear.com)

        Just for fun:

        I recently finished a class sci-fi book called "The Martian Chronicles" and even though it's 1945 vision of Mars is totally incorrect, I couldn't help but get lost in the world the author painted! This cartoon seemed appropriate for how I was feeling. 


        Science cartoons by Tom Gauld

        science fiction funny cartoon


        Did you miss last month? Check out our archive:

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

        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