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Project Title: Reshaping Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century

PIN: PGA-BHEW-15-06         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Board on Higher Education & Workforce
Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy
Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable
DBASSE Teacher Advisory Council

Rudin, Thomas

Subject/Focus Area:
Education; Policy for Science and Technology

Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century
January 12, 2017 - January 13, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Layne Scherer
Phone: 2023342833


Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century

First Committee Meeting
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The Keck Center
500 5th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Room 201
January 12 – January 13, 2017

Meeting Objectives

• Introduce committee members and discuss study process.
• Secure input from the study sponsors about the task.
• Begin discussion of existing resources. Including other efforts and national initiatives, existing data and research on graduate STEM education.
• Discuss key questions for graduate education going forward.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Closed session

10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Coffee break

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Introduction and conversation with sponsors
Panel discussion with perspectives from the study sponsors.
• Thomas Brock, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Research
• Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation
• Victoria McGovern, Senior Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Learning from recent initiatives in graduate education
Panel discussion focusing on common recommendations, themes, and lessons learned from previous efforts to reform graduate education.
• Chris Golde, Assistant Director of Career Communities for PhDs & Postdocs, Stanford University
• Trish Labosky, Office of Strategic Coordination, Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
• Linda Strausbaugh, Board Member and Consultant, National Professional Science Master’s Association

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The state of graduate STEM education
Panel discussion with a preliminary review of data on graduate students, career pathways, trends within and across disciplines, and innovations in data collection.
• Nimmi Kannankutty, Deputy Division Director, Division on Graduate Education, National Science Foundation
• Hironao Okahana, Assistant Vice President, Research and Policy, Council of Graduate Schools
• Jason Owen-Smith, Executive Director, Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Open discussion with guests
Committee welcomes additional input from audience members and guests

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Closed Sessions
Closed session for internal committee deliberations

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: November 21, 2016