Biosciences ALD Mary Maxon served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee that released a consensus study report entitled “Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century” at a May 29 event in Washington, DC. Building on the strengths of the current graduate enterprise, the report describes the attributes of an ideal STEM graduate education system, identifies core educational competencies that are common across all STEM fields, and recommends changes in the graduate education enterprise to make the system more student-centric and better prepare students for the careers that lie ahead. The committee was chaired by Alan Leshner, chief executive officer emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The study was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Burroughs Welcome Fund, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the Spencer Foundation. Read more in the National Academies press release.
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