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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
March 23, 2017 - March 24, 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


Thursday, March 23 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closed Sessions

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Open Sessions

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Panel I: Professional Societies’ Initiatives in Graduate Education
? Amy Chang, Education Director, American Society for Microbiology
? Dave Harwell, Assistant Director, Talent Pool, Science, American Geophysical Union
? Theodore Hodapp, Director of Project Development and Senior Advisor to Education and
Diversity for the American Physical Society
? Bassam Shakhashiri, William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea and Director of
the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and former
president of the American Chemical Society

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Panel II: Career Trends for Graduate STEM Degree Holders
? Dana (Keoki) Jackson, Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin
? Cory Valente, R&D Leader – Strategic Recruiting & Research Assignments Program Network
Leader -GLAD, The Dow Chemical Company

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

Friday, March 24 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Open Session

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Panel III: Perspectives from Current and Recent Students
? Jonathan Kershaw, Postdoctoral Trainee, Purdue University and ELISS Alumnus
? James Mathis, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan and American Physical Society Bridges
Program participant
? Barbara Natalizio, AAAS Fellow, National Science Foundation and National Postdoctoral
Association Board Member

10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Closed Sessions

12:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

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
Sally Mason
Mary Maxon
Christine Ortiz
Melanie Roberts
Henry Sauermann
Subhash Singhal
Kate Stoll
James Tien
and Keith Yamamoto

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
• Summarize recent and ongoing activities around graduate education in science.
• Present findings from working groups.
• Identify priorities and plan next steps.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 10, 2017