Published: March 16, 2017
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Science researchers: Do you feel daunted by the prospect of developing your broader impacts statement or by the reality of implementing your broader impacts if your project is funded?

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that all proposals explicitly describe the “broader impacts” of proposed scientific research—the ways in which the research will benefit society and achieve specific educational results. The quality of broader impacts statements is increasingly valued by reviewers and affects the competitiveness of proposals.

If you go
Who: Faculty and researchers
What: Understanding Broader Impacts Workshop
When: Thursday, March 23, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: University Memorial Center, room 247
RSVP: Required by March 17

On Thursday, March 23, join the Understanding Broader Impacts Workshop for a presentation and lunchtime networking opportunity focused on how to improve STEM education (K–12) and STEM educator development, increase public scientific literacy and create dynamic partnerships with industry and other off-campus organizations.

Hosted by the Research & Innovation Office and CU Science Discovery, the event will feature NSF Senior Advisor Chaitanya Baru, who will provide an overview of what successful broader impacts look like. Attendees will be introduced to a variety of resources for collaboration and implementation, and have the chance to brainstorm with education and outreach professionals about developing broader impacts components that will complement and enhance your research program.

Participants include: Chaitanya Baru, NSF’s senior advisor for data science in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE); Stacey Forsyth, director of CU Science Discovery; Alexandra Rose, Broader Impacts and Teen Science Café program manager for CU Science Discovery; Kathryn Penzkover, CU Science Discovery's high school programs manager; and Bryn Rees, director of the Office of Technology Transfer.

Space is limited, and advance registration is required by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

Please email Ryan Reeves with any questions.