Conference on 'Professional Science Master’s Degrees: Environmental Solutions and Workforce Development'

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NPSMA Graduate School Fair and Conference to be held November 17-19, 2010

The National Professional Science Master’s Association announces its annual conference which will be held November 17-19, 2010 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta.

This year’s focus is “Professional Science Master’s Degrees: Environmental Solutions and Workforce Development”. Conference participants will learn about the rapid growth of professional science master’s degree programs (PSMs), share concerns, participate in engaging discussions, and take home best practices for the development of successful PSM degree programs.

Keynote Speakers include David Blockstein, Executive Director, Council of Environmental Deans and Directors; Carol Lynch, Senior Scholar in Residence and Director, Professional Master’s Programs, Council of Graduate Schools; and Patrick Lukulay, Director, USP Promoting the Quality of Medicines Program, United States Pharmacopeia.

Breakout Session topics include Tips from Recent NSF Science Master’s Program Awardees, Multitasking in a Professional Environment, Creating Alliances and Securing Student Projects from Industry, Shifting from Industry to Academe, Online PSMs Designed for Working Professionals, and an overview on the Inclusion of Ethics in Graduate Education.

For additional information, including conference rates and features, please visit the NSPMA website at http://www.npsma.org. Registration deadline is October 20, 2010.

About the NPSMA: The National Professional Science Master’s Association is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the needs and concerns of individuals working with Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs in the U.S. and beyond.

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