I have a son who’s currently a physics undergrad. 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. Hence, this series of posts here on the blog.
By necessity and circumstance, the items I’ve chosen will be influenced by my son’s choice of major and my own interest in the usefulness of computational approaches to science and of social media for outreach and professional development.
- You Are Not a Digital Native: Privacy in the Age of the Internet
- Getting Your Résumé to the Top of the Pile
- Studying Gender in Conference Talks — data from the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society
- A Physics Course Through Time: Students Retrace the Steps of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Max Planck and Many More
- Scientists using Twitter: Dispelling the Myths
- Philosophical aspects of modern cosmology
- What can you do with that PhD?: FAQs about non-academic jobs (relevant for undergrad science training too, as well as interesting to those thinking of grad school)
- Another Thing I Didn’t Learn in Grad School: It’s All About Relationships (also applicable to undergrads)
- Why students using laptops learn less in class even when they really are taking notes
- What’s Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph
- Scientific computing’s future: Can any coding language top a 1950s behemoth?
- Twenty Questions for Donald Knuth
- Between Venus and Mars: 7 Traits of True Leaders
Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.