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Elizabeth Friedman Speaks at National Professional Science Master’s Association Conference

Elizabeth Friedman, director of professional master’s programs and new initiatives in the College of Science, presented on a panel at the National Professional Science Master’s Association 7th Annual Conference, November 10-11 in Washington, D.C. Friedman was a founding member of the NPSMA (2005-2007) and served for six years on the board in various positions including president (2010).

Friedman’s session was titled, “Developing and Implementing Internships,” during which she spoke about creative ways to foster internship opportunities outside of the traditional paths often used at universities. Among her list of anecdotes was how students in the Master of Health Physics program have gotten internship opportunities at companies such as the Mayo Clinic by attending and networking at annual Health Physics Society Meetings. In addition to Friedman, the panel included speakers from Rice University and University of Connecticut.

The NPSMA serves the nation’s professional science master’s stakeholders including representatives of academe, business, industry, government and other STEM-focused organizations through its advocacy efforts, workshops, and national conferences. To learn more about professional master’s degree programs at Illinois Tech, visit the College of Science professional master’s website.

From left: Dagmar Beck from Rice University and Elizabeth Friedman.