2012 National Conference

NPSMA held its 3rd National Conference on November 7-9, 2012 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Denver, Colorado.  The theme was “Enhancing Global Workforce Competitiveness through PSMs”.

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Plenary Speaker
The Value of Cross-sector Collaboration  View PowerPoint
Susan Sauer Sloan, Director GUIRR, The National Academies of Science NPSMA National Advisory Board Member


Keynote Speaker  
The PSM as a Map for New Undergraduate Pathways  View PowerPoint
Stephen Barkanic, Senior Director of STEM Policy and Programs The Business-Higher Education Forum


Plenary Speaker
How PSM Programs Participate in Biomedical Innovation and Commercialization  View PowerPoint 
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 
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Keynote Speaker
PSM Today… What about Tomorrow?  View PDF
Daryl E. Chubin, Senior Advisor, American Association for the Advancement of Science


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


Updating of Long-standing Science Curricula to PSM Programs to Compete in a Global Job Market
Marilyn Wells, System Liaison for Strategic Initiatives, Academic and Student Affairs Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Qiana Lightner, PSM Planning Coordinator, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education


International Educational Opportunities   View PDF
Joaquin Carbonara, Professor of Mathematics and Point Person for the Applied Mathematics PSM Program, Buffalo State College; NPSMA Board Member

Elizabeth Friedman, Director, Professional Master's Programs, Illinois Institute of Technology; NPSMA Past President 

Deborah Silver, Executive Director, Professional Science Master's Program Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; NPSMA Board Member


Teaching Ethics with a Cross Sector Perspective  View PDF
Camille Nebeker, Research Associate, Center for Education, Leadership, Innovation and Policy San Diego State University Research Foundation

John Nishio, Former PSM Director, California State University, Chico; HydroBlox™ Western Region; NPSMA Board Member

Linda Tiggs-Taylor, College of Education, California State University, Long Beach


Challenges and Opportunities of Recruiting International Students
James Sterling, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor at the Keck Graduate Institute


Preparing a Diversified Student Body to be Successful in Global Business Environments
Dagmar Beck PSM Program Director, Rice University; NPSMA Immediate Past President

Joseph Whittaker, Dean and Professor of Biology, Morgan State University; NPSMA Board Member


Enhancing PSM Program Quality and Global Competitiveness through System-wide Collaboration on Professional Skills Courses
Marilyn Wells, System Liaison for Strategic Initiatives, Academic and Student Affairs Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Qiana Lightner, PSM Planning Coordinator, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education


Teaching Intellectual Property Concepts for the Global Biotechnology Industry
Ross Barnard, Biotechnology Program Director & Affiliate Professor, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia


Corporate and Academic Internships
Cynthia Bainton, NPSMA Finance Officer Administrative Manager, Biotechnology Programs, Northeastern University

Jean Schaake, NPSMA Vice President Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas

Bogdan Vernescu, NPSMA President Professor of Mathematics and Department Head, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Creation of NPSMA Alumni Chapters   View PDF     View PowerPoint
David Jay, Community Engagement Strategy Consultant

Michael Morad, NPSMA Board Member


Using Open Source Data to Advance PSM   View PowerPoint
Sheila Tobias, Co-author Rethinking Science as a Career; NPSMA National Advisory Board Member


Funding for PSM Programs
Dagmar Beck PSM Program Director, Rice University; NPSMA Immediate Past President

Michael Rappa, Director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics and Distinguished University Professor, North Carolina State University

Deborah Silver, Executive Director, Professional Science Master's Program Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; NPSMA Board Member

James Spohrer, Director, IBM University Programs

Inge Wefes, Associate Dean, Graduate School, University of Colorado Denver NPSMA Board Member


Navigating the PSM Affiliation Process
James Sterling, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor at the Keck Graduate Institute


Best Practices in PSM Development   View PowerPoint    View PDF
Panel Moderator:
Elizabeth Friedman, Director, Professional Master's Programs, Illinois Institute of Technology

Panelists:
Robert Gamache, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and International Relations, University of Massachusetts

Paul Hamilton, Director, MMB Program Department of Microbiology, North Carolina State University

Patricia Komuniecki, Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Dean, College of Graduate Studies, University of Toledo; NPSMA Board Member

 
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