Ask NPSMA Webinars

Join us by webinar on the third Thursday of the month to discuss issues that relate to program development and running a professional science master’s program. Discuss with other directors and colleagues issues that relate to your program and students. 

Ask NPSMA webinar sessions, moderated by Deborah Silver (Rutgers University), are announced in the monthly PSM News. Participants may receive a short video or article on the subject prior to the meeting for background.  

Upcoming Ask NPSMA sessions:

  • Thursday July 16 at 3:00 p.m. EST. What is an Individual Development Plan? Join Professor Cynthia Fuhrmann and others on for an introduction to the IDP and a discussion of STEM M.S. IDP practices. Cynthia is Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development in the Graduate School and Director of the Center for Biomedical Career Development at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her work as Co-author of myIDP contributed to the proliferation of the use of IDPs in STEM PhD programs to facilitate students’ professional development, mentor engagement, and career planning.
  • Thursday August 20 at 3:00 p.m. EST. How do we address the needs of distant learners for the culminating experience of a PSM program? Join Teresa Macklin, Program Director for the CSUSM Cybersecurity Professional Science Masters for a discussion of the challenges in and solutions for working with our remote learners to arrange and complete Cybersecurity PSM culminating experiences.
  • Thursday September 17 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Preparing students for a remote working world. 

To join, visit https://zoom.us/j/179420452 on the dates/times listed above. You may also send an email to coordinator@npsma.org for a direct invitation.

Previous Ask NPSMA sessions:

  • Thursday July 16 at 3:00 p.m. EST. What is an Individual Development Plan? Professor Cynthia Fuhrmann, Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development in the Graduate School and Director of the Center for Biomedical Career Development at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and others present an introduction to the IDP and lead a discussion of STEM M.S. IDP practices.
  • Visit the Ask NPSMA YouTube Channel for even more previous dynamic sessions. 

Have a question for a future session? Please email your Ask NPSMA ideas to coordinator@npsma.org.

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