This seminar will be given by Janice McDonnell from Rutgers University. Janice is a marine science educator and has been involved in a variety of programs designed to increase diversity in marine science and to improve science communication. She works with university faculty to develop innovative and effective broader impact statements that are required as part of NSF proposals. Her seminar presentation will focus on approaches that can be used to improve the broader impacts that are included in NSF proposals. She will also discuss approaches for evaluating the effectiveness of the broader impacts. Broader impacts can be a deciding factor that determines if a NSF proposal is funded. Janice’s seminar is an opportunity to find out what makes effective broader impacts.
Information on Janice’s research is available at: https://rucool.marine.rutgers.edu/people/janice-mcdonnell/
Janice will be available between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. for informal discussions.
Please join via the seminar Zoom link above to talk with Janice and attend the seminar.
Everyone is encouraged to attend the seminar.
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Making the Most of NSF Broader Impacts: Five Things You Can Do to Build Effective Partnerships and Make an Impact
Every proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) is evaluated based on the Intellectual Merit (IM) and Broader Impacts (BI). IM refers to the potential for the work to advance understanding in the discipline, while BI refers to the societal benefits of the proposed work. Societal benefits usually involve engaging underrepresented groups, the education community, or the general public in research efforts and outcomes. In addition, developing and implementing successful broader impacts activities is often dependent on identifying the right partner(s) and establishing a productive collaboration. In this talk, I will provide five suggestions for effective ways to build BI partnerships and evaluate their impacts. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss how to engage in BI effectively.
As a graduate of ODU, Janice received her MS degree in marine science with Dr. Dan Dauer. She has been a marine science educator in Rutgers’ Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences for 26 years, including 10 years as the lead Investigator for the National Science Foundation’s Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence Networked Ocean World (COSEE NOW). COSEE NOW was focused on helping scientists and educators work together to better communicate with others about the ocean through a data science lens. She is one of the co-authors of the Broader Impacts (BI) Wizard, developed as part of COSEE NOW, and is currently a Co-PI on the NSF-funded Center for Advancing Research Impacts in Society (ARIS), based out of the University of Missouri. Within ARIS, she is developing a suite of tools that researchers can use to improve their Broader Impacts.