the next book from David M. Giltner, PhD
Shaping the World
Coming in the spring of 2024.
Shaping the World is the next book from scientist and educator David M. Giltner, founder of TurningScience and author of It's a Game, not a Formula and Turning Science into Things People Need.
A significant majority of scientists build their careers in the private sector. Unfortunately, the scientific community has traditionally not given much attention or respect to the immensely valuable research and development done in the private sector. Most scientists are trained to see academic research as the one true career path for a scientist, despite the undisputed statistics showing most will build their careers in an industrial setting.
The stories in this book paint a very different picture of the exciting and rewarding career paths open to scientists in the private sector. By interviewing dozens of scientists in a wide variety of careers around the world, the author shows it is it is indeed a great privilege to ‘turn science into things people need.’
Physicist and biotech startup founder Marinna Madrid
Professor and director of the MSU Optical Technology Center Joe Shaw
Entrepreneur, author, and technology initiative executive Peter Fiske
Professor, venture fund partner, and founder of The Photon Factory Cather Simpson
Professor and founder of Brussels Photonics (B-PHOT) Hugo Thienpont
Professor and co-founder of Zero Point Cryogenics John P. Davis
Laser scientist, author, and legislative affairs specialist Christina C. C. Willis
Biologist and science communication coach Oliver Wueseke