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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - September 2022

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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September Discount:

Would you love to leave little message rants and funny science-y phrases to your lab mates and office neighbors? Use code "WORDSMITH" for $1.50 off all STEM Word Magnet sets. These sets are all designed by an expert in the field for college to professional level jargon plus other fun words to give you some flexibility. We have sets for 9 different fields, including Engineering, Chemistry and Physics!

September Resource - Conservation in the lab:

Laboratories produce huge amounts of waste, both chemical and in disposable supplies. MyGreenLab.org has a ton of excellent resources with ideas for reducing waste and energy use. They also have content for "green chemistry" which involves using alternative chemicals or processes that have less environmental impact. Below are some great options from their website:

  • ACS Solvent Selection Tool:  Provides the ability to interactively select solvents based upon the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) of the solvent's physical properties.
  • MilliporeSigma DOZN:  An online tool that identifies opportunities for green chemistry substitutions for individual chemicals and for chemical processes

September News - Now in 7 college bookstores across the USA!

With a little legwork we've been able to get wholesale orders from several college bookstores around the USA. If you think the Pocket cards would be a great fit in your local bookstore, let them know on their contact form and send me an email to follow up with them! Most of our sales are through Amazon right now, and I'd love to change that toward local independent college bookstores, so I need your help!

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. 


        Just for fun:

        Don't let the Marketing department name your new "center"...

        Science cartoons by Tom Gauld


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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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