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.
How can a scientist make the biggest impact with their work?
The traditional place to find a scientist at work is in a university lab performingfundamental science research.
But most scientists actually work in industry, solving problems and helping develop products and services.
The private sector is where sciencerealizes its fullest potential. Academic research is critical to our understanding of the universe we inhabit, but technology commercialization is where scientific discoveries are turned into practical solutions that make our lives better.
“It’s about being able to shape theworld, and I am going to be a part of it.”
-Chris Myatt, PhD Physicist and founder of two successful companies
This book features interviews with 29 scientists who have made their own powerful contributions to shaping the world,either as:
This collection of stories details the benefits and challenges of all three career paths and provides powerful career examples for scientists who are searching for their own way to make a unique and valuable impact on the world.
If you became a scientist because you wanted to make a difference, this book will show you how it’s done!
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