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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - September 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!

September Discount: Lab Coat Project pre-order is 10-15% off

We opened the pre-order for The Lab Coat Project on August 31st. In 24 hours, we're already at 30% funded (about 180 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. 

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



September Resource - Free chemical and materials research digital tools:

Here's a quick list of 3 super helpful, free digital tools that will save you time in your research if you deal at all with chemicals or materials:

  • Chemspider: A great free tool for searching and drawing over 100 million chemical structures
  • PubChem: A very simple but useful browswer tool for sketching structures
  • SDS Search: A huge free database to quickly search for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals you're using and not 100% sure about. 

            Just for fun:

            Sometimes you just don't have the resources to compete with the big institutions. Just do your best! 

            Science cartoons by Tom Gauld

            Behind-the-scenes news:

            We've been 100% focused on the launch of The Lab Coat Project. The support from the community has been incredible, including 15 donated lab coats as of Day 2! The fact that several people are willing to contribute toward our goal for the sake of the cause shows just how passionate scientists can be about this project and what it can do. It's not really about the lab coats after all. It's about what the lab coats can do for your daily life.  


            Did you miss last month? Check out our archive:

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

            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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