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Let’s face it, most scientists are not known for their social skills.  We may be recognized for our brilliant minds, our resourcefulness in problem solving, and our obstinate dedication to lab work.  Yet, rarely are scientists the life of the party.  While I recognize that this is a broad generalization, and there are certainly some people who are good scientists and also love to socialize, many of us cringe when we hear the word networking.  Part of the problem is that we seldom understand what networking is all about.  Some equate “networking” with schmoozing; oth