Blog topic: Science
Earth Day, April 22nd, is coming up soon. The American Chemical Society has expanded activities and events to a week: Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. This year's theme is "Diving into Marine Chemistry." To commemorate Earth Day/Week, the ACS Silicon Valley Section and the Stanford Libraries are holding an event at the Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove on Saturday, April 28, from 1:30-3:30 pm. It will include a talk followed by tours (see flyer). Please join us for this free, family-friendly event.
Advanced registration is required.
I am very pleased to announce that Stanford students, faculty, and staff are one of 10 institutions that have access to the beta version of SynOne. For a tour and for answers to commonly asked questions, view these materials in Stanford Box (access is limited to Stanford users) . After trying SynOne, it would be really great to get your feedback by completing this survey.
Are you trying to write a killer abstract? Do you have data you want to share? Would you like to hear directly from journal editors about what it takes to get published? Then Gear Up for Scientific & Technical Publishing is for you!
The Stanford community is invited to join us April 17 from 9:45 AM - 2:45 PM at the Hartley Conference Center in the Mitchell Earth Sciences building for a series of sessions on all things sci-tech publishing.
Established in 1965 by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing over 900,000 entries from x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses, this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world. The June 2015 issue of CCDC's Crystalline Newsletter covers 50 Years of Sharing Crystal Structures (PDF). In addition to coverage of the published literature, CSD searches also contains data published directly through the CSD as CSD Communications that are not available anywhere else.
A campus-wide site license for CrystalMaker is now available to current students, faculty and staff at Stanford. Used for research and teaching in chemistry, solid-state physics, materials science, mineralogy and crystallography, this package includes three software programs: CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract, and SingleCrystal. Both Mac and PC versions are available (but not Linux). After installing the software on your personal computer, you do not need to be connected to the Internet in order to use it.
Looking for funding opportunities? Want to see what grants have been awarded? Or, are you interested in scanning philanthropy news and documents to see if they provide insight into a funding proposal you are working on? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you should check out the new Funding Resources Search tool that lets you search multiple resources at one time. Access is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at Stanford.
Ashley Jester will assume the position of Assistant Director in the Science and Engineering Resource Group (SERG) on February 1st. In this position she will manage the Terman Engineering Library and the Li and Ma Science Library. The establishment of this position is part of a reorganization of SERG that was conducted in a response to the consolidation of STEM libraries at Stanford. The new Assistant Director position parallels the position held by Julie Sweetkind-Singer in her role as Assistant Director, Geospatial, Cartographic & Science Data Services.