Blog topic: Science
It's summer time, there's a pandemic, and we are social distancing. Has there ever been a better time to fall into the pages of a good book? I don't think so! Grab an ice-cold beverage, find a sunny spot (at least six feet away from any other readers), and dive into one of these staff picks from the Li and Ma Science Library and the Terman Engineering Library.
During the summer quarter, the Popular Science Book Club will read "Superior: the Return of Race Science" by Angela Saini. In this book, Saini examines the enduring and disturbing belief in biological racial differences that impacts research and scientific advancement.
Science can be hard on even the best of days. I remember. But when you can't get to your lab, it's much more challenging to be productive. I've assembled 10 tips on ways you can be productive and help the future you do better, more efficient science once you're able to get back to the lab.
Pick one tip from the list below that seems the most doable or the most critical for your work and get started on it this week. When you have that under control, move on to another!
The Stanford Science and Engineering Libraries are happy to announce the Popular Science Book Club! This brand new, low-maintenance club welcomes students, staff, and faculty from all departments. Since we are just starting out, everyone is new!
Several librarians across the United States have been petitioning ISO and ANSI to release or open up access to several critical standards in the response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. ANSI has announced a portal that contains several of these important standards, including standards for the fabrication of ventilators and standards for incident management response, released to the public. At this time, 31 of these ISO standards have been released, and you can access them by visiting the following links.
Below are some ways for you to stay connected and get help with R this quarter.
Virtual R Lab
Starting next week (April 8) the weekly R Lab will be online. This is a collaborative space to get started with R, to troubleshoot and connect.
Time: Wednesdays 2-4pm from April 8 to May 27
Location: Zoom link