Dear Friends of the PSM,
On the occasion of the turnover of PSM Affiliation and the PSM website, www.ScienceMasters.com, from CGS to KGI on July 1, 2012, we want to celebrate the work of so many people and institutions over the years. CGS has had the privilege of providing leadership for the promotion and ongoing development of the PSM concept, which is contributing in fundamental ways to the graduate education enterprise and the U.S. innovation agenda. The fact that the PSM movement now has over 120 academic institutions as partners in developing and sustaining the PSM is a testament to the work of many dedicated individuals, including the program directors who design and run these innovative programs, and the administrators who provide support and encouragement. We want to express our gratitude to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their insight, guidance, and sustained support for PSM program development and promotion over nearly 15 years. We are especially gratified that Keck Graduate Institute ( KGI) , a long-time CGS member and real leader in science education, will assume many of the functions CGS shouldered in the past, especially the all-important affiliation process.
The CGS Research Team will continue to conduct the PSM enrollment and degrees and career placement surveys until December 2013, when KGI also will take over responsibility for the surveys. Promotion of the PSM will remain an important part of the government relations and outreach agenda at CGS.
We look forward to the active engagement of KGI and the broader PSM community in expanding the PSM movement going forward.
Debra W. Stewart