Resources

Our home:
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University

Thanks to funding agencies and centers:
The National Science Foundation
The Chicago-DOE Alliance Center
The Deep Carbon Observatory

Synchrotrons:
Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Advanced Light Source, Laurence Berkeley National Laboratory
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
SOLEIL French Synchrotron

Scientific organizations:
Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
Study of Earth’s Deep Interior committee of IUGG (SEDI)
Thermodynamics Consortium
European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG)

Research tools and references:
Links to useful software (COMPTECH)
Mincryst diffraction database
Raman spectroscopy database (RRUFF)
NIST Reference on Constants, Units and Uncertainty
Open Access publications from Mineralogical Society of America

Writing tools and references:
Graphical Excellence editorial by The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Writing Explained blog with good reference to commonly misused and confusing words
Chicago Manual of Style
Why Academics’ Writing Stinks article by Steven Pinker

Career advice for students and postdocs:
MSU Career Services for grad students and postdocs
Job listings at AGU and COMPRES
MSU Career Services – job shadowing and informational interviews
Harvard University Career Services – sample resumes for Ph.D.s
Chronicle of Higher Education advice columns
Wiser/older Female Science Professor’s blog
How to choose a dissertation topic
On Being A Scientist
The Awesomest Seven-Year Postdoc, by Radhika Nagpal

Resources for an inclusive community:
MSU NatSci Diversity – self-training
MSU TRIO Student Support Services
MSU FAME program
Project Implicit: testing for implicit bias
Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves from Robin DiAngelo