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  • Book: What scholars need to know to thrive in the competitive world of research, creative enterprise

    Portrait of Kelvin Droegemeier hold a copy of his new book

    A new book by Illinois meteorology professor Kelvin Droegemeier seeks to empower researchers and creative professionals and give them a broader view of the world early in their careers. 

    Photo by Michelle Hassel


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Kelvin Droegemeier, email

    The book “Demystifying the Academic Research Enterprise: Becoming a Successful Scholar in a Complex and Competitive Environment” is available online for free from MIT Press Direct

    All author royalties for hard copies of the book go to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign General Scholarship Fund.