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.
Meeting the Unknown: Space Research and Technologies
I am helping some cross-disciplinary researchers with a conference (actual science, not what it might indicate - so please read through the link): http://www.gofundme.com/278dts .
That covers more of the information typically covered in a press release.
Please also refer to this site: http://www.staif2.org/ .
Of note, down the road, we plan to have well-known luminaries, such as Buzz Aldrin involved as well. We just need help spreading the word - no obligation more that that of course! Moreover, there is also the possibility of spinning off a bigger initiative. Please take the time to read through that link and see if it might be viable for you or another blogger on scienceblogs.com to write a short article/blogpost about it? At the very least, I believe that it will be worth your while based on the people and the 'space-related' technologies involved and possibly the philosophy of science questions involved as well. Obviously, two results are desired - one is the immediate funding to support the conference and two is creating wide-spread recognition for future efforts. Scienceblog's involvement would be having its writers cover this with no obligation in the funding. If needed, either Jeremy Horne or I can provide more information.
http://thenormchronicles.com You might like this interactive one for a bit of fun - based on a book by Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge.