Coursera: Writing in the Sciences

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences.

Online course from EPA: Particle Pollution and Your Patients’ Health

EPA teamed up with CDC to develop and accredit a new course designed for healthcare professionals called Particle Pollution and Your Patients' Health. The course provides tools to help patients understand how particle pollution affects their health and how to effectively use the EPA Air Quality Index. EPA scientists who conduct research and risk assessments on …

Cornell Launches Free Climate Change Course Online — September 11-October 1, 2017

FREE Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action Online Course Course Dates: September 11-October 1, 2017 Registration Link: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe5/form/SV_d68I902D6SPzts1 Questions? E-mail civicecologylab@gmail.com Format You will learn about basic climate change science, impacts, communication strategies, and actions. You will participate in weekly online discussions and complete short quizzes and compete a final project in which you apply what you …

New MOOC from UNEP: Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking

The United Nations Environmental Programme has developed a new MOOC entitled "Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking." It begins on September 12, 2016 and runs for six weeks (seven for the advanced certificate). The cost is free. Here's more from the course web site: About this course We live in a …

Get schooled in rare-earth metals

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute and Iowa State University are offering a unique educational opportunity to get an in-depth overview of the rare-earth metals in a senior and graduate level course offered online spring semester 2016. The rare earths make up only a small part of the broad field of materials science, …

GC3 Safer Chemistry Training for Businesses

This training is comprised of webinars, ranging from introductory talks to more advanced lessons in specific tools and applications of green chemistry, as well as supplemental reading materials to expand upon the presentations. It is suitable for any business audience, such as purchasers trying to understand new corporate sustainability initiatives, technical assistance providers, formulators who …