National Professional Science Master's Association Presents Biotechnology Workshop to be held March 1-2, 2012 at University of South Florida in Tampa

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“Preparing Graduates for Challenging and Rewarding Careers in the Biotechnology Industry”

The National Professional Science Master's Association announces its Best Practices Workshop, hosted by the University of South Florida, on March 1-2, 2012. NPSMA workshop attendees will participate in engaging discussion on preparing graduates for challenging and rewarding careers in the biotechnology industry. Those interested in starting new Professional Science Masters (PSM) programs will take home best practices for the development of successful programs.

Keynote speaker for the event is R.E. LeMon, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, Florida Board of Governors. Dr. LeMon’s presentation will address forging an interface between graduate education and the new economy.

Workshop session topics include “Tailoring Plus Courses for Biotechnology”, “Sharing Plus Courses in a System”, “Developing and Implementing Case Study Projects with the Biotech Industry”, and “Feedback on Industry Preparedness”.

A case study on the development of PSM programs in bioinformatics and a panel discussion on Florida workforce needs and corporate relations building will also be included.

The workshop is sponsored in part by BioVest International, Magellan BioScience Group, Inc., Morphogenesis, Inc., and the University of South Florida’s Biotechnology Master’s Program and their Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Master’s Program.

For additional information, including workshop rates and agenda, please visit the NPSMA website at http://www.npsma.org/best-practices-workshops. Registration deadline is February 19, 2012.
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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