I have a son who’s currently a fourth year physics undergrad who is headed more the direction of math rather than physics for the possibility of grad school. As you can imagine, I may occasionally pass along a link or two to him pointing to stuff on the web I think they might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps a) this kind of post might be more efficient and b) other undergrad students might find those links interesting or useful as well. Hence, this series of posts here on the blog.
The items I’ve chosen are mostly geared towards science undergrads (hence, the title of the series), but I hope many of them will be of broader interest.
- Guide to open science publishing / F1000 Research
- The four pillars of open science
- Navigating Your Undergraduate Research Internship
- How to write your first scientific paper and How to publish your first scientific paper
- How to (seriously) read a scientific paper
- How do people read mathematics?
- 10 Tips for Getting Published (Not specifically about science, but still mostly relevant)
- Writing an email to a potential advisor
- Managing Your Adviser
- Expectations (of graduate students and supervisors)
- Collaborate: An Imperative for Graduate Students
- Grad Students, Entrepreneurialism and Career Preparation
- Grad Student: You Are Your Own Spokesperson
- What is basic science and what is it good for?
- How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it
- What skills should data scientists have in 2016?
- How to reach a wider audience for your research
- Blogging to Establish Your Digital Identity
- Physicists at the Gate: Collaboration and Tribalism in Science
- Does Canada Need More PhDs?
Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.
And yes, it’s been quite a long time since I last did one of these posts so I’ll probably need a few over the coming weeks to catch up.