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1 PSM Student and Alumni Membership Presentation

2 What is the NPSMA? The National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA) is a collaborative of PSM degree program directors, faculty, administrators, alumni, and students that support PSM degree initiatives. It is an engine to drive the expansion of the reputation of this new vibrant degree. It engages businesses, industries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in the promotion of PSM degree programs. It assists in identification of internship opportunities and seeks more efficient ways to match PSM degree recipients with jobs. The NPSMA is the go-to organization for the PSM degree as the graduate degree-of-choice for students in science, mathematics, and technology.

3 What is NPSMA’s Purpose? To be go-to organization for everything concerning PSM To be the voice for PSM programs and graduates To engage in outreach to businesses, industries, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and trade associations To provide resources for new PSM programs To collect and disburse data

4 NPSMA National Advisory Board John Baldoni, Senior Vice President, Preclinical Development, Glaxo-Smith-Kline Shane Barrow, National Internship Director, American Conservation Experience Bill Fitzgerald, Vice President and General Manager, GEnx Product Line, GE Aviation Patrick Lukulay, Director, U.S. Pharmacopeia Drug Quality & Information Program Carol Lynch, Senior Scholar in Residence, Council of Graduate Schools Jerry Rovner, Consultant Engineer, Process Engineering Division, Chevron Energy Technology Susan Sloan, Director, GUIRR, The National Academies of Science James Spohrer, Director, IBM University Programs (IBM UP) Michael Teitelbaum, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Sheila Tobias, Author and Consultant, NPSMA Academic Liaison Jeffry Vaught, Executive Vice-President and CSO, Cephalon Who Guides the NPSMA?

5 NPSMA Board Member Engagement Feedback on Best Practices and Workforce Development Recommendations on education metrics Evaluation of Research reports on the PSM degree Influence on PSM policy developments Providing marketing advice and helping to promote the NPSMA and PSM Programs to corporate America

6 Over 235 programs offered at 110 universities PSM Program Map

7 Graph by CGS 1/11 Accelerated growth of PSMs being offered year after year since 1990’s

8 Input Needed from Students and Alumni HELP the NPSMA to improve PSM Programs and Recognition of PSM Degrees in Industry! PROVIDE FEEDBACK:  What tools and assistance can the NPSMA provide PSM students?  How can PSM programs be improved?  How can job search after graduation be made easier?  What workforce skills are needed?  What professional skills are not supplied by universities?  What got you hired?  Are you applying science skills at your job?

9 What Can the NPSMA Offer You? Networking Opportunities with current students, PSM alumni and employers Linkedin & Facebook Expand your professional network! Q&A Bulletin Board at (under Products and Services) to seek help with your education or career from professors, industry experts, and students nationwidewww.npsma.org Best Practices Workshops & Annual Conferences where students can present their work and network with those in academia and the industry ….. Cont’d ….

10 …and that’s not all! Career Center at (under Products and Services) to aid in job searcheswww.npsma.org Access to research reports on employment, alumni, and best practices Future Initiatives To Be Offered: Student Ambassador Program Regional Student Ambassadors to host regional/local events for PSM Students and Alumni who are members of the NPSMA As membership increases the NPSMA will coordinate local social events for Alumni, Students and industry experts.

11 Alumni/Student Membership BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NPSMA! Students of PSM programs: Your first year of membership is FREE, if your university has a membership to the NPSMA and Your second year is only $25!! Membership form available on our web site:

12 Questions… Please Contact: Debra Warren-Hite, NPSMA Coordinator at or Michael Morad, NPSMA Board of Directors, Student and Alumni Liaison at


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