RESOURCES

STEM PODCASTS

Beyond the Bench : STEMulating Career Conversations : Whether you are a student preparing to enter the workforce or a seasoned executive, this podcast is a resource for those with a STEM background seeking to understand career options. Though there are numerous opportunities outside of the laboratory, people either do not know what they are or how to prepare for the transition.

Chemical Engineering Guy(s) : This podcast is about engineers in the industry around the world. Each podcast features a guest speaker who is an engineer working in the industry, and they offer insight on their engineering lives and what they do in the workforce.

Molecular Podcasting : This podcast by Professor Darren Lipomi lifts the veil on all topics related to STEM in academia: research, teaching, writing, speaking, and other professional topics. Darren Lipomi is a professor of nanoengineering, chemical engineering, and materials science at UC San Diego.

PhDivas : Podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Co-hosted by Professors Liz Wayne and Christine "Xine" Yao, two women of color Ivy League PhDs navigating higher education. 

The Soft Matter Show : Podcast containing a collection of conversations on state-of-the-art research on polymer and soft matter science. The show is hosted by Amal Narayanan, mostly joined by academicians and industrialists. 

Science and Nature Magazine Podcasts

ChemDraw (free for UCI students) :  A drawing tool that allows users to draw chemical structures and reactions as well as biological objects and pathways.

USEFUL TOOLS AND OTHER RESOURCES

AAT Bioquest Spectrum Viewer :  A powerful tool for analysis and comparison of the spectra of common compounds used in absorbance and fluorescence formats.

BioRender :  An online tool for creating professional science figures using pre-made icons and templates.

Blender A free and useful 3-D modeling software. Supports modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, motion tracking, as well as 2-D animations.

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ChemDoodleA paid drawing tool for chemical structures that offers premier graphics.

ChemSketch  A free is a drawing package that allows you to draw chemical structures including organics, organometallics, polymers, and Markush structures.

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e-EROS  This resource gives detailed information on more than 5,250 reagents and catalysts, and every year up to 200 new or updated articles are added in order to keep the Database up-to-date.

Grantome  A database of funding information available from agencies such as the U.S. National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.

Not Voodoo A website that compiles information relevant to synthetic organic chemistry.

Reaxys (free for UCI students) :  Chemistry search database that consists of chemicals, substances, and known reactions.

RCSB Protein Data BankThis resource is powered by the Protein Data Bank archive-information about the 3D shapes of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies.

WAYS TO CONNECT WITH OTHER RESEARCHERS

American Chemical Society (ACS) One of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 155,000 members from 150 countries.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) The "Global Home of Chemical Engineers". Connect with over 60,000 members across 110 countries.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Connect with over 5,000 biomedical engineers.

Chemistry Women Mentorship Network (Chem WMN) :  A national network of women in chemistry that provides support, encouragement and mentorship for young women considering continuing their education or pursuing careers in academia.

GradMAP Philippines : A STEM mentorship network for Filipino students all over the world.

Materials Research Society (MRS) Connect with over 11,200 members from all over the world who work on materials-related fields such as chemistry, biology, and engineering.

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Professional organization dedicated to assisting black and other minority students and professionals in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and allied fields.

PeptideLinks : A website that allows students and professionals to connect to US- and Canadian-based researchers in peptide science.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science : An inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Women in Supramolecular Chemistry An international network that supports the retention and career progression of women of all career stages within the supramolecular chemistry community.

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