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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - November 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!

November Discount: Early access to Black Friday Bundles

Holiday shopping is hard, but for the scientist or engineer in your life we can make it much easier with a gift bundle specifically designed for their field. We have 9 of these pre-made, from Microbiology, Chemistry, and Engineering to more general Academia or Professors, and several others!

For our card holders reading this, we're giving you early access to this discount and we are limiting it to 50 total bundle sales in November. 

When you get the bundle, you're already saving between 20-30% on the items, and for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, we're giving an additional 10% discount to get your savings up to 40% off. Just use the code STEMBUNDLES at checkout when you have any "gift bundle" product in your cart!

November Resource - Make your plots more accessible:

Have you ever gotten a question about data in a plot that seemed obvious to you based on the legend? It's possible that the person wasn't able to easily distinguish between the colors you used for each trend line or set of points. Roughly 8% of men have color vision deficiency and can struggle with colors of similar hues. 

Luckily, someone created a nifty free tool to simulate different types of color blindness on plots that you can upload. Upload a plot before publication or presentation to make sure your colors are as different as possible, or to find out which colors should instead be identified by shapes or dashed lines. This process also makes your data easier to decipher in poor print quality or poor lighting for everyone else!

              Just for fun:

              A modern day horror story about skipping the fine print.  

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              Science cartoons by Tom Gauld

              November behind-the-scenes news:

              In case you missed it, we exceeded our goal for The Lab Coat Project on the very last day thanks to a handful of last-minute orders and one large order of 300 lab coats from Texas A&M's Department of Chemistry! I triggered the fabric manufacturing the next day and the last few weeks have worked with the lab coat manufacturer on all the small details of sourcing, tags, labels, packaging, etc. 

              They are sending us 2 new samples of the intended final design this week. As of now, everything is still on track to ship in late February. I'll add updates on Instagram and a few email updates to those who are subscribed

              Did you miss last month? Check out our archive:

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

              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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