Due to the Pandemic, you may find that you currently have some extra time on your hands. Without being able to go out, travel, or physically go into work or school, you may be getting restless at home. However, we have compiled a list of some of the best academic blogs that researchers will love. If you are looking for something to do, settle down somewhere in your home, get comfy, and check out these blogs!
This blog is managed by Dr.Chris Bourg who is a U.S Army veteran, sociologist, and Director of Libraries at MIT. Within this blog, Dr. Bourg explores topics such as higher education, research libraries, social justice issues, as well as publishing. Check out one of the latest blogs on her site about the future of research libraries in the computational age!
As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, this blog is about academic writing in all disciplines. The creator of the blog is Kim M.Mitchell RN MN Ph.D. While her main discipline is nursing, this blog’s intended audience is post-secondary instructors, academic writers, students, or researchers. The discussion topics featured on the blog tend to be research-based information, anecdotes, and opinions. If this is something that interests you, it is definitely worth looking into!
From the Lab Bench
If you are someone who loves all things science, then this is the blog for you! Paige Brown Jarreau, a Science Communications Specialist for the College of Science at Louisiana State University, began this blog in 2011. Her passion lies in science and communication and thus this blog serves to talk about a wide variety of science-related topics. If you are looking for something to read, check out the latest post “Science X Art: Keep viruses OUT by Learning how scientists keep them IN the lab.”
The Mad Scientist Confectioner’s Club
Like the last suggested blog, this blog is centered around science. Dr. Jason McDermott runs this blog and is also a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. What is unique about the Mad Scientist Confectioner’s Club is that Dr. McDermott is also the creator of a research-based comic series on Twitter known as RedPen/BlackPen. In each of the blogs featured, he includes a doodle as well which makes the experience even more enjoyable. If you are looking for a little bit of comedy in your academic work, then this is the place for you.
The last Academic Blog we suggest is for all of our lady scientists out there. WebMZ is run by Maryam Zaringhalam Ph.D. who is a D.C based biologist, science writer, and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow. In her blog, Maryam discusses women in science, alternative career options in academics, equality in science, along with other fascinating topics. This blog is particularly interesting because of the introspective takes on the science field and education. One of my personal favorites from this blog is the post about “Why we need to keep talking about Equality in Physics”. Each post is worth the read.
There are numerous other blogs out there for researchers and students, but these are just a few. Each of the above blogs are unique in their own way. Regardless of your particular research interests, we think that these blogs are an enjoyable read with something for everyone! If you end up enjoying any of these, then don’t forget to also check out our other Conseris Blog posts here!