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Picture a Scientist

GRCC licenses the award-winning Picture a Scientist now available to watch through GRCC’s Academic Video Online databaseThe film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. In the film, biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all.    A K-12 version is also available.   Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

Picture a Scientist Movie Poster

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New Career Tools

Learning Express screen
In need of a new job?  New career? The LearningExpress Library has plenty of options to assist in the changes you are seeking for the new year! Whether your interests are geared toward the military, a career in technology, or working on environmental issues, there are new resources in LearningExpress that can help you get started. 

Green Economy, Hot Technologies & STEM Occupations New search options have been added to the Job & Career Accelerator, and the occupation card information has been updated substantially. Users can now search through a curated list of hot technology, green economy, and STEM occupations. Each occupation card lists the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job as well as the required education, wage trends by individual state, current open positions in the field, and a video clip describing and showing a person working in that position.    

The Hot Technologies category allows users to explore the most in-demand technologies and software skills frequently included in employer job postings.  Software Developers/ Applications, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, and Market Research Analysts/Marketing Specialists are often listed among the results.  (Once video card is opened, click anywhere on screen to start playing). 

In the Green Economy Occupations selection there is a New & Emerging category.  Listed, are those careers that are in-demand due to environmental changes, ecological scarcity, and sustainability.  Occupation cards in this area include Biofuels Processing Technicians, Climate Change Analysts, Energy Brokers, and Environmental Economists. 

STEM Occupations offers 5 different categories for browsing:  Managerial, Postsecondary Teaching; Research, Development, Design, and Practitioners; Sales; and Technologists and Technicians.  Because of the variety of career paths in STEM occupations, jobs range from Agricultural Engineers to Video Game Designers.  

Military Pursuits Through the Career Exploration Center, users can make several selections related to military careers. There is an up-to-date fact sheet available for each branch of the military as well as the complete battery of ASVAB diagnostic exams, including all three levels of AFQT, Assembling Objects, Auto Shop and Information, Electronics Information, General Science, and Mechanical Comprehension 

Upon exiting the military, the Job & Career Accelerator invites patrons to explore the Military to Civilian Occupations.  This is a unique search tool, as it allows veterans to explore civilian occupations that are similar to the military jobs they once held.  For example, a AN/USM-449A (V) Test Set Operator Intermediate Maintenance position in the Navy might pursue a civilian occupation for Electrical and Electronics Repairer of Commercial and Industrial Equipment.  
courtesy of Ann Kaskinen, Library of Michigan MeL Team

Find Learning Express Library on the Library’s alphabetical Databases list, as well as on the Careers Subject Guide in the [Careers Interest & Skills Inventories] box. Off-campus users will log on with last name and 7-digit Raider number, and then create your personalized Learning Express logon.

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Virtual Summer Research Fair

https://grcc.zoom.us/j/91029374412?pwd=bVRQTTF6SUp2emVacHJ5VHRFRG1Bdz09

Find out about the many summer research programs available to ALL students! Join us on Zoom for one – or all – sessions, and check out the [Summer Research Hub] tab on our TRiO Subject Guide for more information on these and other research options.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 26
  • 11:00am-1:30pm

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AccessScience Trial Available

Some departments are seeking long-term (post-COVID) access to additional college-appropriate e-resources, so GRCC’s Library initiated a time-sensitive TRIAL to the AccessScience database from McGraw-Hill. This trial runs through May 31, 2020.  Use this direct password-authenticated link, prompting users for last name and 7-digit Raider number, or look for the trial on the Research Databases A-Z page.  Please share these links with your students.
AccessScience
Let your librarian liaison know if this database has long-term use for you and your students.  A vendor Subject Guide describes database features.  If you are seeking other e-resources, please contact your liaison librarian.

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Women in STEM Rock!

Women in STEMWomen in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)  is the timely theme for this month’s Library’s mini book display. Timely because  one of the famous Women in STEM, Katherine Johnson of NASA, passed away this week at age 101.  You many know Johnson’s story because of the Hidden Figures movie, from Halloween visits from young girls emulating their hero, or from Barbie Inspiring Women fame.

Librarian Paul Ruschmann selected some really good reads! Stop in and check them out!

 

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