I have a son who's currently a third year physics undergrad and another son who's in first year philosophy. As you can imagine, I may occasionally pass along a link or two to them pointing to stuff on the web I think they might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other undergrad students might find those links interesting or useful as well. Hence, this series of posts here on the blog.
Since I'm a science librarian, 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.
- The rise of astrostatistics: Astrophysicists and cosmologists are turning to statisticians to help them analyze an ever-increasing deluge of data.
- How to review a paper
- The 10 things every new grad student should do (lots applies to ugrads too)
- The Big Data Brain Drain: Why Science is in Trouble
- Hacking Academia: Data Science and the University
- Ten Simple Rules for Better Figures
- Intentional Conferencing (ie. how to get the most out of attending a conference)
- Choosing a Dissertation Lab
- Solid Employment Rates for Science Ph.D.s
- Special Report: Big Data (lots of good articles including job prospects, etc.)
- 12 Things I Want To Hear My Students Say
- The importance of science communication
- Staying Motivated in STEM
- Forgive Me, Scientists, for I Have Sinned
- Managing Public Speaking Anxiety
- Ten reasons you should put altmetrics on your CV right now
- Notation, notation, notation: a brief history of mathematical symbols
Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.
Re: mathematical notation... Certainly in my abstract algebra course there were very few equations and the proofs were written out in paragraph form...the most common symbols were probably Ɐ,∈ and ∃. Much more scary than a page of equations.