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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - October 2021

Thank you for ordering The Pocket ScientistThe Pocket ChemistThe Pocket Engineer  or The Pocket Physicist 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.

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October Discount:

Add some SciArt to your lab or office to make it a more fun and inviting place this Fall! Use the code WALLSOFSCIENCE for 15% all of our canvases in our independent artist collective. 

October Resource - Free Career Skills Workshops:

The famed Harvard Business School has a few free short online courses in their collection that can be especially helpful to early-career scientists and those getting close to graduation. These include a 15-minute course on salary negotiation and 35-minute course on resilient leadership. Take an hour to sit back and learn here!

    October News - Quiet month

    September was quiet for GLG because I was busy getting married and going on a honeymoon! It was so much fun and something I had been looking forward to for a long time. Now I'm settling back into normal life and will be extremely focused behind the scenes to move a few key projects forward. Stay tuned!

    Major data update on The Lab Coat Project!

    We're over 975 responses and I couldn't help but peek at the data. "Peek" might be an understatement. I spent an entire weekend pouring through it, reading every single rant and learning how to make queries in Google Docs to parse the data into useful plots. Now, for your viewing enjoyment, those plots are published at the bottom of the main Lab Coat Project page.

    See what's winning in the major design features and what the favorite colors are! We're seeing trends in the fit data but won't publish that until we get well over 1000 responses to ensure they are statistically significant in every size range.

    PLEASE if you know a single scientist or engineer who wears a lab coat and has not taken this survey, we need their voice added! It's only an 8-minute form. Forward this link to them and tell them how awesome this is going to be when everyone contributes. 

     

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          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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