April 10-11, 2014
“Workforce Challenges and Opportunities
in the Food and Agriculture Industries”
November 12-14, 2014
5th NPSMA National Conference
"Career Pathways for 21st Century STEM Leaders"
Overview of the NPSMA and the PSM Degree
The National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA) is a collaborative of Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree program directors, faculty, administrators, industry representatives, alumni, and students that supports PSM degree initiatives. It engages businesses, industries, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and trade associations in the development of PSM degree programs and internship and job placement opportunities for PSM students and graduates.
The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degrees serve the needs of scientists who want to improve their skills in business. The PSM program is designed to fill a management need for technology-based companies, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. The business training is complemented by advanced science training in pertinent fields depending on the degree science/engineering focus. The U.S. is on the verge of losing its lead as an innovative and technological leader in the world, because it is not generating an adequate highly-trained workforce. PSM degrees are part of the solution!
Photo of 2013 NPSMA Board of Directors (left to right, front row: Peiru Wu, Cynthia Bainton, Marilyn Wells, Patricia Komuniecki, David King, Joan Huber; left to right, back row: Inge Wefes, Don Langenberg, Joaquin Carbonara, Michael Morad, Jean Schaake, Don Pierson, Bogdan Vernescu, David Dyer; missing from photo: Deborah Silver, Sheila Thomas)