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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - October 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!

October Discount: Lab Coat Project pre-order is 10% off for a few more days!

We opened the pre-order for The Lab Coat Project on August 31st. After 4 weeks, we're close to 60% funded (about 365 lab coats ordered). But, we need to get to 600 total before Oct. 13th to fund half the manufacturing. This lab coat will never be sold below $50 again, so this is your only chance to get the discount AND you will help ensure we can manufacture these to help scientists love what they wear at work. Plus, if you add a Pocket Protector with your lab coat, you get it 15% off!

Start here to learn more about the project and reserve yours!

October Resource - Crowdfund your own experiments:

Having trouble finding money to try that new experiment idea? Crowdfund it!: I recently discovered Experiment.com, which lets researchers post a "Project" to allow the public to crowdfund it to the tune of typically $2,000-$10,000. In return, the backers get direct first access to the results the experiments produce. 

So far, the website's 1100+ projects have raised over $11 million. Do you have an idea that could be inexpensively tested and might be of interest to the public? Here's the quick "How it works" page. For examples, try the "chemistry" category page to see what makes a successful project. Good luck!

              Just for fun:

              When you're just too smart for your own good... 

              science cartoon by Tom Gauld

              Science cartoons by Tom Gauld

              Behind-the-scenes news:

              We are totally focused on getting The Lab Coat Project across the finish line. We need the funds raised to cover half of the ~$50,000 manufacturing costs. Since the initial order flood, it's slowed down a lot. So we're spending a lot of time leveraging our network to reach labs that may do larger group orders. If your lab could use some better lab coats, please email us right away!

              pre-order funding progress


              Did you miss last month? Check out our archive:

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

              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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