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July 2015 (Volume 24, Number 7)

Cultivate Your Career

Alaina Levine book, APS News contributing correspondent Alaina G. Levine is the author of a new book, Networking for Nerds, that draws upon her experience in science and communication to advise and guide researchers in the care and feeding of their careers as part of scientific collaboration. From graduate students to senior researchers, Networking for Nerds offers tips for everyone. Levine goes into detail about myths surrounding networking, how to articulate your skills and expertise, whom to network with, and how to make best use of social media. In his introduction to the book, Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt says “Networking is an important part of the scientific process and, therefore, doing it well is an important part of being a successful scientist. The innate skills each of us has in networking vary widely, but as with other skills, most of us can improve with training. This book is all about the basic skills you need to learn to better communicate with your colleagues.”

Networking for Nerds by Alaina G. Levine, published by John Wiley & Sons, will be released on July 13, 2015.

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Editor: David Voss
Staff Science Writer: Emily Conover
Contributing Correspondent: Alaina G. Levine
Art Director and Special Publications Manager: Kerry G. Johnson
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik

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Newly-Elected IUPAP Officers Meet in Trieste, Italy
Senate Bill Provides 5-year Roadmap for Energy Research Funding
United States Traveling Team Selected
The University of Michigan Honors APS Vice President Homer Neal
APS Bridge Program Expects to Increase Minority Ph.D. Numbers
IEEE Awards Medal of Honor to APS Past President Mildred Dresselhaus
Is Double-Blind Review Better?
Cultivate Your Career
“The Big Bang Theory” Team Supports STEM Students
Letters to the Editor
The Back Page
Inside the Beltway
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Diversity Corner
Profiles In Versatility (Part 1)
Profiles in Versatility (Part 2)