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Graduate School Newsletter January 2017 Issue - Wayne State University
January 2017
Transforming doctoral education in the sciences the BEST way

Transforming doctoral education in the sciences the BEST way

Wayne State University was one of 17 institutions nationwide to receive a $1.8 million BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help doctoral trainees explore multiple career pathways outside of academia. BEST participants receive training and experience in transferring their scientific, problem-solving and analytical skills to other domains including biotech and pharmaceutical industries, patent and intellectual property law, state and federal government, science communication and undergraduate teaching. WSU Graduate School data has shown that half of our doctoral alumni pursue careers in Michigan, so programs like BEST have the potential to impact the biomedical workforce in the Detroit Metro area and across the state. When students find satisfying careers in the state, it helps stimulate economic development and act as an impetus for partnerships between the industry and research sectors. On the national level, the BEST initiative enables WSU to take a leadership role in transforming graduate education in the biomedical and life sciences. Learn more about BEST and register for workshops.  


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Where do Wayne State Ph.D.s end up? New article in Change Magazine describes Graduate School data collection and analysis on career outcomes for Ph.D. alumni

Where do Wayne State Ph.D.s end up? New article in Change Magazine describes Graduate School data collection and analysis on career outcomes for Ph.D. alumni


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Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Program

Sign up for Phase II Workshops on careers in government, business and industry, law and communications. See dates and presenter bios on the Graduate School website. Sign up for Phase II Workshops on careers in government, business and industry, law and communications. See dates and presenter bios on the Graduate School website.  


 

Awards and Competitions


 

Student and Faculty Spotlight

BEST Program awards six mini-grants for career and professional development initiatives!  

In conjunction with the NIH-supported Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program at Wayne State, the Graduate School has created a new fund to provide academic departments with small grants (up to $5,000) for support of career development initiatives within their graduate programs. A particular goal of the fund is to encourage collaboration among faculty from multiple departments on career development programming. Learn about the six awardees for 2017.

Upcoming events

 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium March 8, 2017 Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium March 8, 2017

 

Share ideas and learn about the research of your peers at this day-long event featuring graduate and postdoctoral poster presentations and the annual Graduate School Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Abstract submissions will be accepted until Jan. 20. RSVP

 

Cookies and Cocoa with the Graduate School Cookies and Cocoa with the Graduate School

 

Learn about Graduate School programs, admissions requirements, and scholarship and fellowship opportunities while you enjoy cookies and hot cocoa with the Graduate School community. RSVP

 


Professional development opportunities

Jan. 17 GPPD seminar: Making successful posters

 

Jan. 24 GPPD seminar: Mentoring 101

 

Jan. 31 GPPD seminar: Individual Development Plans (IDP) FOR FACULTY

 

Feb. 7 GPPD seminar: Individual Development Plans (IDP) FOR STUDENTS

 

Pedagogy teaching workshop and mentored teaching experience at Lawrence Tech

 

Mission statement

Wayne State University Graduate School provides leadership in advancing academic excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education and cultivates a supportive environment for research, scholarly activities and other creative endeavors that are integral to the success of a diverse body of master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate faculty across programs.
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