I have a son who’s currently a first year physics student. As you can imagine, I occasionally pass along a link or two to him pointing to stuff on the web I think he might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other science students might find those links interesting or useful as well.
By necessity and circumstance, the items I’ve chosen will be influenced by my son’s choice of major and my own interest in computational approaches to science.
- There’s more to mathematics than rigour and proofs
- The ten commandments of student science blogging
- How does blogging about science benefit students?
- An introduction to special relativity for a high school math circle
- Data science in the natural sciences
- Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century
- Keep your redshirt on: a Bayesian exploration
- In Computers We Trust? As math grows ever more complex, will computers reign?
- The philosophy of applied mathematics
- Best Practices for Scientific Computing
- So you got a job with your prof: advice for undergrads
- Undergrad Herding (more suggestions on how undergrads can be successful working in profs’ labs)
- Is a Science Ph.D. a Waste of Time?
- Top Ten most pressing open problems in theoretical physics
If you know of something that undergrad science students might be interested in, please feel free to add it in the comments.