Project Overview:

In 2010, under the direction of Dr. Lily Chen, the Professional Science Master's students began an ePortfolio pilot with seed funding from the National Science Foundation.

The SFSU's science master's program has been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation as one of 21 projects funded nationally. In the next three years, 20 SFSU PSM students will receive prestigious NSF scholarships for interdisciplinary graduate training in Biotechnology and Stem Cell Science.

The Professional Science Master's (PSM) is an innovative, new graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. PSM programs consist of two years of academic training in an emerging or interdisciplinary area, along with a professional component that may include internships and "cross-training" in workplace skills, such as business, communications, and regulatory affairs. All have been developed in concert with employers and are designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities.

Guidelines for Professional Science Masters Student Portfolios:

Student ePortfolios are structured to cover the following areas:

  • Home (Welcome)
  • Career Objectives
  • Overview of PSM (Professional Science Master's Program)
  • [Overview of CIRM (California Institute of Regenerative Medicine)]
  • Coursework (Coursework Examples, Graduate Coursework)
  • Professional Experience (Research Skills, Publications, Work Examples)
  • Internship Project
  • Resume (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Contact