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Meeting Kansas City's demand for STEM professionals

K-State Olathe is inviting industry and community leaders, employers and employees, educators and students to "Expanding Greater Kansas City's Potential: An Introduction to the Professional Science Master's Degree."

The event will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the K-State Olathe campus. It will focus on working together to expand Greater Kansas City's workforce potential. 

Attendees will learn from industry leaders about the increasing demand for highly qualified STEM professionals in Greater Kansas City and how K-State Olathe is responding to this challenge with the Professional Science Master in Applied Science and Technology degree. The degree is designed to help meet the region's workforce demand while giving workers the professional skills and hands-on experience needed to advance in their careers. 

Information about scholarships, requirements and customized coursework also will be available at the event.

Prospective graduate students considering a K-State Olathe program will receive a graduate school application fee waiver. 


• 5-6 p.m. — Networking and heavy appetizers served

• 6-7 p.m. — Panel discussion

Moderated discussion panel

National and regional leaders from industry, business, government, economic development and education will discuss:

Creating a STEM-based workforce that drives economic growth 


Greg Musil, partner
Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile and Rhodes, LLC


• Robert Casillas, Ph.D., vice president
Global Health and Security, MRIGlobal

Tim Cowden, president and CEO
Kansas City Area Development Council

Kiriko Komura, Ph.D., administrative director
Professional Science Master's National Office 

Bob Regnier, president
Bank of Blue Valley

Julie Vosilus, state liaison
U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Register now for "Expanding Greater Kansas City's Potential: An Introduction to the Professional Science Master's Degree."