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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, Medicine, and Public Policy
Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable
Teacher Advisory Council

Scherer, Layne

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

Reshaping Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century
May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017
Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

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


Monday, May 22, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closed sessions

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch with guests (Reception Room)

1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel I: Perspectives on implementing change in graduate education

• Patrick Brennwald, Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
• Yasmeen Hussain, Associate Program Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
• Thomas Miller, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship, North Carolina State University
• Debra Stewart, President Emerita, Council of Graduate Schools
• Kimberly Weems, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Physics, North Carolina Central University

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Refreshments break (Reception Room)

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Panel II: Building university partnerships
• Joseph Graves, Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Biomes (IBIEM), Co-Director, North Carolina A&T
• Claudia Gunsch, Theodore Kennedy Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Biomes (IBIEM), Director, Duke University
• Steven Hunter, IBM Fellow, North Carolina State University
• Michael Lipps, Managing Director, Business of Law Software Solutions, LexisNexis
• Le Tang, Vice President and Head of US Corporate Research Center ABB

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing comments

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Open Session

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Panel III: Creating institutional practices to improve support for all students
• Dona Chikaraishi, Professor Emeritus, Duke University
• Christine Grant, Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Special Initiatives, College of Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
• David Shafer, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity, North Carolina State University
• Ayanna Boyd Williams, Assistant Dean, The Graduate College, North Carolina A&T

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Refreshments break as guests depart (Reception Room)

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Closed Sessions

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Sherilynn Black
Mary Sue Coleman
Jaime Curtis-Fisk
Kenneth Gibbs
Maureen Grasso
Alan Leshner
Mary Maxon
Suzanne Ortega
Christine Ortiz
Henry Sauermann
Barbara Anna Schaal
Subhash Singhal
Kate Stoll
James Tien
and Keith Yamamoto

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Committee members presented and discussed their research on graduate education, shared working group activities, and determined action items.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 1, 2017