Professional Science Master's

November 4-6, 2009
PSM: Advancing the Nation's
Competitiveness and Innovation Agenda

Professional Science Master's Sixth Biennial Meeting
Hosted by the Council of Graduate Schools

PSM Biennial Meeting
November 4-6, 2009
Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
Washington, DC

The Proceedings of the 2009 PSM Biennial Meeting features full contributed papers as presented at November's meeting, bios from each Distinguished Alumni, speakers notes and presentations, copies of posters and more. This document encapsulates much of the actual meeting, creating an excellent PSM resource.

Program Theme
Much of the U.S. economic growth over the last half century has been the result of technological innovation. Looking ahead, America’s prosperity and security in the 21st century depend upon innovation, scientific discovery, and the creation of knowledge. In order to be competitive in the 21st century global economy, the U.S. needs to produce a cadre of well-rounded science professionals with deep knowledge of their subjects but also with the business skills needed to communicate effectively, manage projects, and solve problems. Professional Science Master's (PSM) graduates contribute to a highly skilled, nimble, and entrepreneurial workforce that can enhance our capacity to innovate, discover new products and solutions, and take those products to commercial reality.

Many PSM programs have been or are being developed in response to the forces affecting higher education institutions including U.S. competitiveness, globalization, increased accountability to the state for public institutions, increased competition for students, and demographic changes in the composition of graduate students. This Biennial Meeting addressed the PSM initiative’s response to these forces and the means for sustaining programs for future growth.

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PSM Programs: 319
PSM-Affiliated Institutions: 149

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