Perspectives on Graduate Education

Date 11/09/17 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Presenter(s) Dean Evasius, Director, NSF Division of Graduate Education
Location W203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact Monica Grubb
Contact Email mmm25@psu.edu
Description

 

Graduate education is undergoing modernization to prepare students for the broad range of employment opportunities ahead. The new NSF Research Traineeship program encourages bold, new and potentially transformative models and includes an “Innovations in Graduate Education Track”. The goal is to enrich and extend the knowledge base about effectively implementing graduate education. Partnerships with other federal agencies, through the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP), provide opportunities for NSF Graduate Fellows to participate in mission related research across the federal government. Beyond the content exposure, these experiences advance professional development of graduate students across multiple dimensions. Recognizing the global nature of science and engineering and the need for a broad range of cultural competencies, the Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) program brings NSF Graduate Fellows to a partner country for 3 to 12 months. In addition to discussion of these existing programs, this will be a dialogue about present and future trends in graduate education.

All are welcome to attend a reception in W201 of the Millennium Science Complex, immediately following the seminar.

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