The National Academies will launch “Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century” today, which you can view remotely via webcast, at 1.30pm EST. This consensus study re-visits a 20-year old report on the state of science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduate education in the United States. The study is a comprehensive look at the U.S. graduate education system, identifying policies, programs, and practices that could better meet the diverse education and career needs of graduate students in the coming years.


Those present for discussion include:

Alan Leshner (chair of the study), Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, AAAS

Mary Sue Coleman, President, Association of American Universities (AAU)

Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., Program Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Suzanne Ortega, President, Council of Graduate Schools

Kate Stoll, Senior Policy Advisor, MIT Washington

Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy & Strategy, Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine, Professor of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco


You can view additional details about this project here at the National Academies website and you can view the live webcast here.