Counts as a Town Hall: Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century

Jan 22 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST

This is a public event that can count as a town hall meeting. 

"In 2018, the National Academies released Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, detailing the ways that continuous, dramatic innovations in research methods and technologies, changes in the nature and availability of work, shifts in demographics, and expansions in the scope of occupations needing STEM expertise have all raised questions about how well the current STEM graduate education system is meeting the full array of 21st century needs. At this event Layne Scherer, who was one the editors of the report, will be in conversation with Anna Mapp, Associate Dean of Biological and Health Sciences at Rackham Graduate School, discussing lessons from the report, and the future of graduate education in the sciences, medicine, and engineering."


1210 Weill Hall
735 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Guidelines for participation:

● You are expected to do the reading and come to the event with a question (inspired by the readings).

● Out of respect for the speaker, laptops must be closed and mobile devices put away.

● Since this event is not organized by the MSC, attendance will not be taken. Instead, please write a short email (one or two paragraphs) describing your major take-aways, and send it to within 3 days of the event.


Read at least the summary from the report, Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century. (Free PDF download available.)