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At the Fringes of Science by
Call Number: Taylor & Francis ebook
Publication Date: 2018
Almost daily we hear about new and important breakthroughs in science. But sometimes it turns out that the new scientific truths is later discredited, or too controversial. What is a non-scientist to believe? Readers will come away from this book with an increased understanding of what science is, how it works, and how to deal with science at its fringes.
Math Mutation Classics by
Call Number: Springer ebook
Publication Date: 2016
Did you know that sometimes 2+2 equals 5? That wheels don't always have to be round? That you can mathematically prove there is a hippopotamus in your basement? View the world and problems in different ways through math. Apply mathematics to things you thought unimaginable.
Women of Color in STEM by
Call Number: ProQuest e-book
Publication Date: 2017
The authors used various critical theories to situate and make visible the lives of women of color in such disciplines and workplace contexts like mathematics, science, engineering, NASA, academia, government agencies, and others.
How to Read Like a Pro
Every field and industry has at least one publication that people in the field read to keep up with what's going on. These magazines are in the Library's collections and you can access them and read like any pro in your field! For those exploring careers, they are great sources for inspiration. For job seekers, they are sources that can help you look knowledgable on trends, which can give you an edge for your job interviews and put you at ease for those moments of small talk with a potential employer.
Academic Search Complete
To find more industry news for your own special interest, type your keywords and do a search. In the results, look at the left nav bar for Source Type and click "trade journals" and/or "magazines" to follow the latest news. You may set up an alert in your email for weekly updates or follow the feed in a news reader.
Example: astronomy news. Check off "Trade Publications" on the left to focus on news & developments in the field.
NASA Technical Reports Server
This site provides NASA produced technical reports and aerospace related literature and includes citations to National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) reports from 1915-1960.
How to be an Astronaut
Call Number: Alexander Street Press
Publication Date: 2015
Takes an in-depth look at astronaut training and the background of selected astronaut candidate Tim Peake. Time Peake recalls his training from the last six years and show viewers some of his final simulations before takeoff to the International Space Station
International Astronomical Union
The International Astronomical Union focuses on organizing scientific meetings.
International Mathematical Union
The International Mathematical Union seeks to promote international collaboration in mathematics.
Mathematical Association of America
The Mathematical Association of America seeks to promote mathematics at the collegiate level.
American Institute of Physics
From the AIP's website: "AIP's mission is to advance, promote and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity."
American Physical Society
From the APS website: "The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities."