Workshop on “Creating Meaningful and Sustainable Alliances with Industry”

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NPSMA Best Practices Workshop to be held on February 25, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland.

The National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA) announces its Best Practices Workshop which will be held February 25, 2011 at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. The event will be hosted by Morgan State University and the HBCU Mid-Atlantic PSM Alliance.

Workshop participants will participate in engaging discussions, and take home best practices for the development of successful PSM degree programs.

This workshop’s focus is “Creating Meaningful and Sustainable Alliances with Industry.” Keynote Speaker is Susan Sloan, Director, GUIRR, The National Academies.

Workshop session topics include "What’s in it for us?" and "PSM Data Collection: Looking to the Future". Panel discussions include "Securing Faculty and Administration Buy-in" and "Experiences of the HBCU Alliance". An Interactive Workshop Session will address industry perspectives.

Workshop Presenters are Allison Bryant, Director, PHS Group; Nathan Bell, Director, Research and Policy Analysis Council of Graduate Schools; Stanley Tucker, President, Meridian Management Group; Donald N. Langenberg, NPSMA Director of Strategic Planning and External Projects; Raj Kolagani, Program Director PSM Program in Applied Physics, Towson University; Beverly K. Hartline, Dean of Graduate Studies, University of the District of Columbia; Nicassia Williams, Director, Actuarial Science Program, Morgan State University; Bogdan Vernescu, NPSMA Vice-President; NPSMA Board members Cynthia Bainton and Joseph Whittaker.

For additional information, including conference rates and features, please visit the NSPMA website at http://www.npsma.org. Registration deadline is February 20, 2011.

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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