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A new National Research Council study will examine the effectiveness and coordination of U.S. programs – such as apprenticeship programs and technical education at community colleges -- to prepare Americans for technically oriented, skilled positions that don’t require a bachelor’s degree. The study will offer recommendations for improving the nation’s education and training system for these jobs. Learn more...
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An expert committee under the STS Program will conduct a study by using examples from metropolitan regions to understand how sustainability practices can contribute to the continued growth and regeneration of major metropolitan regions in the U.S. The first committee meeting was held on February 12. Learn more...
University Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements
PGA’s Committee on Science, Technology, and Law and Board on Higher Education and Workforce will soon begin a study of federal regulations and reporting requirements directed at research universities. The committee will develop a new framework for regulations that addresses the needs of Congress, federal agencies, and the broader public while advancing to the greatest extent possible the missions of research universities. Learn more about the project
Postdoctoral Researcher
The Boston Globe reports on a PGA report on the state of scientific postdoctoral researchers that urges a range of reforms to ensure that thousands of well-educated scientists do not spend their most creative years in low-paid training for jobs that are in scarce supply. View this article and more media coverage on this report...
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New Study
New Study Will Assess U.S. Training System for Technical Jobs
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New Study
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
University Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements
New Study
New NAS Committee on University Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements
Postdoctoral Researcher
Media Coverage
Report Suggests Higher Pay, Better Mentoring for Postdocs (Boston Globe)
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Apr12015
Mirzayan Fellows speak at Story Collider: Personal Stories About Science

Koshland Science Museum

Apr12015
Improving Higher Education's Responsiveness to Regional STEM Workforce Meeting
Second of six meetings

Apr82015
Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability Meeting
Washington, DC

Apr16-172015
Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements: A New Framework for Research Universities in the 21st Century Meeting
Second committee meeting (Washington, DC)



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