A collection of links in various categories you may find helpful, interesting, humorous, or all three.
University and Beyond
Sites I found particularly helpful during the undergrad and master’s degrees.
Earth Science Women’s Network
A network for women in earth science-related degrees and careers. Features an online forum with very useful discussions of what it’s like to be a geo-woman today!
THIS TOOL SAVED MY LIFE. Seriously. Subtask is a handy little web-based program that helps you plan out and schedule long term projects, which was EXACTLY what I needed to survive the final stages of the thesis.
The "All I Needed to Know To Survive Grad School" Essay Project
If you're needing some inspiration to get you through grad school, check out this great collection of essays, including this one by yours truly!
If you are studying anything at all related to geophysics, take some time to apply for an SEG scholarship. I have received incredible support from this organization in the past, and it’s a pretty simple application, so it is WELL worth the effort.
Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU)
My REU with IRIS really gave a great start to my research experience and skills - definitely do some searching around here if you an undergraduate interested in research!
Science et al.
Excellent alternatives to Facebook for alleviating lab/office boredom.
Keep an eye on Pele! Real time webcams (including thermal imagery!) of Kilauea and Mauna Loa.
Eruptions from Wired Science
Delightful coverage of all the latest in volcanology.
Mary Anning’s Revenge
Never liked paleontology, but I LOVE this blog. These ladies are seriously humerus.
The Raptor Lab
Regular postings on a wide variety of interesting science stuff.
I LOVE to dance. Here are some great dance communities I highly recommend checking out!
Artists to watch and other tidbits.
VSO All-Access Pass
If you are ever in Vancouver and have a hankering to hear an AMAZING symphony play, you can get $15 tickets for any seat if you’re under 30 or a student. DO IT.
Celtic harpist extraordinaire! Also teaches tango. Talent.
Amazingly gifted cellist, currently teaching some ridiculously cute kids and soloing with orchestras in Cusco, Peru.
Composes soundtrack music and jazz, frequently with Latin flair. Get swept away!