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Strategic Skills for Scientists

| December 2015

Scientists are used to acquiring new skills—for example, learning how to use a new characterization tool, becoming fluent in a new field of technical study, or developing transferable skills such as writing and public speaking. Scientists know how to do a lot of things. However, there is one skill set that is often underdeveloped in academic scientific training: strategic skills.

Strategic skills relate not to what a person can do, but how a person solves a problem....

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For Academic Citation: Franta, Benjamin.“Strategic Skills for Scientists.” Optics and Photonics News, December 2015.

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