National Professional Science Master's Association Presents “Enhancing Global Workforce Competitiveness through PSMs”

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NPSMA 3rd National Conference to be held November 7-9, 2012 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Denver

The National Professional Science Master's Association will hold its 3rd National Conference in Denver, Colorado on November 7-9, 2012. Conference attendees will participate in engaging discussion on enhancing global workforce competitiveness through PSM degrees.

Plenary speakers are Susan Sloan, Director GUIRR, The National Academies of Science and Dr. Arlen Meyers, Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology, Dentistry and Engineering, University of Colorado; President and CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs; Director, CU Graduate School Program in Bio-innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Keynote Speakers for the event are Stephen A. Barkanic, Senior Director of STEM Policy and Programs, The Business-Higher Education Forum and Dr. Daryl E. Chubin, Senior Advisor, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Featured will be the NRC Report: Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security. Addressing this report will be Dr. Peter H. Henderson, Director, Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW), Study Director, Committee on Research Universities, National Research Council, The National Academies.

Dr. Marilyn Wells, System Liaison for Strategic Initiatives, Academic and Student Affairs, PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and Dr. James Moran, Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will address the updating of long-standing science curricula to PSM programs to compete in a global job market.

Topics to be addressed are: international educational opportunities, preparing a diversified student body to be successful in global business environments, best practices in PSM development , challenges and opportunities of recruiting international students, teaching ethics with a global perspective, funding for PSM programs, enhancing PSM program quality and global competitiveness through system-wide collaboration on professional skills courses, navigating the PSM affiliation process, teaching intellectual property concepts for the global biotechnology industry, corporate and academic internships, tracking grads using social media, and NPSMA alumni chapters.

For additional information, including workshop rates and agenda, please visit the NPSMA website at Registration deadline is October 7, 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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