A one-day, workshop-style meeting to identify needs and opportunities for improving U.S. graduate education with a focus on enhanced professional development for STEM PhD’s and master’s students took place in Washington, D.C. on November 8-9, 2015. The meeting convened key employers from industry, government, and non-profit sectors; graduate deans and university researchers on graduate education and the STEM workforce; and representatives from federal agencies that fund STEM graduate students.
Selected PowerPoint presentations from the workshop are below.
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF THE MEETING
FOSTERING DIALOGUE BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND UNIVERSITIES ABOUT PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
WHAT DO EMPLOYERS SEE AND SEEK IN TODAY'S STEM WORKFORCE?
Harold Garner, Executive Director of the Office of Medical Informatics Translation, Training and Ethics,Virginia Tech
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
IS THERE A CORE CURRICULUM FOR GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT?
HOW DO WE KNOW OUR PROGRAMS ARE EFFECTIVE?
HOW CAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BE TAILORED TO MEET STEM SECTOR NEEDS?
Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF #1413827)
More information on the project can be found here.