Resources, tips, and tools for conducting, presenting, and communicating Environmental Science and Resource Management research. Topped off with a smattering of career development advice for the soon-to-be graduate.
Welcome to our curation site for materials related to all aspects of a young researcher’s budding career.
Here you will find an array of stories, tools, and examples (both good and bad) to inspire and help your scholarship. Additional posts relate to tips and ideas for post-university job hunting and career advice. This page is created for and by undergraduate Environmental Studies and Resource Management majors, but likely relevant to a wide array of young scientists from many fields.
In particular, you will find postings often related to:
• experimental design
• example projects (good AND bad)
• topics/issues/locations which may prove fodder for your project
• graphing tools
• statistical and analytical tools
• data management tips and tools (excel, database & file management)
• GIS (primarily ArcGIS and Google Earth)
• public speaking
• slideware (PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc.)
• large format posters
• photo and video documentation
• multimedia presentations
Note: individual job/internship/grad school/funding postings will not be posted here. Please see the ESRM Jobs group on LinkedIn for these postings:
Youth on the run from gangs in Central America are cautioned to check their social media settings.
PIRatE Lab's insight:
An extreme example to be sure, but this is a cautionary tale about the importance of managing your digital identity and your privacy online. Thankfully, most of us do not need to worry about such threats, but all of us should be giving ample attention to how easy it is to find out a myriad of details about us from our digital trail.
This is interesting. To me the biggest standouts on this figure are the very wide range (from some of the best to the absolute worst in the nation) of per pupil spending for California. Texas has a range sort of close to us, but is not as bad as the Golden State. Lots of the variation seems to come from smaller states, but if we look at what appears to the be best, large population state we see that New York has an almost similar magnitude range, but which is all shifted into higher per pupil spending.
Jellybooks is an analytics company that evaluates how people read book, in a similar fashion in how a company like Netflix evaluates how customers watch shows.
Here is how it works: the company gives free e-books to a group of readers, often before publication. Rather than asking readers to write a review, it tells them to click on a link embedded in the e-book that will upload all the information that the device has recorded. The information shows Jellybooks when people read and for how long, how far they get in a book and how quickly they read, among other details The charts above show what percentage of readers finish chapters of books, with chapters on the x-axis. There’s a quick drop-off for the beginning parts of the book, but it’s like once people reach a certain point, they’re like, well, might as well finish it.
Although I suspect there’s some averaging or smoothing. After the drop, it looks really flat. Or is reading behavior really that predictable?
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