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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - May 2024

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 signed up yet, subscribe here and you'll get our full toolkit of STEM resources!

May Discount: Free sticker with $20 purchase

The beginning of summer is the best time to sticker up your lab and your laptop. We even have several LGBTQ+ friendly stickers to get in the mood for PRIDE month. For May, use code "STICKERME" when a sticker is in your cart along with a $20 purchase to get it free!

GLG - Science is for everyone rainbow notebook sticker for research scientists


May Resource - Prompting in Google Docs:

              You've probably seen the "Help me write" prompt in Google Docs. It's now powered by Google Gemini, and can be useful in some cases. 
              Google just unveiled it's full Gemini Prompting Guide, and if you skip to Page 34 you'll find some useful examples (below) for project management. You can use the first one with notes from a group meeting. The second one can help create a consistent, legible project update template that your manager will love. 

              prompting guide for project manager
              There's a lot more to be found in the prompting guide. I still don't like AI for writing, but it's starting to become useful for managing documents, building templates, and searching documents for information. It'll be a huge timesaver if you spend just a little time keeping up with it!

              Just for fun:

              Academics may get paid less, but that doesn't mean they can't find joy in their work...

              Science cartoons by Tom Gauld

              May behind-the-scenes news:

              23 of you have already left reviews on our website, and they are overwhelmingly positive. The only issues so far have been fixed with size changes, and we had a couple of tiny buttons/snaps defects which we are replacing and addressing with the suppliers.

              Overall, it seems you all really love the cuffs, the snaps, the shapes, the pockets, AND the material. Wendy's review below sums it up perfectly:

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

              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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