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: ALLTHEWORDS. Just 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!
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
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! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.