Broaden Your Impact

COSEE NOW invites you to participate in an online seminar (webinar) series that will discuss how to approach NSF’s broader impacts requirements in proposals, including how to generate novel ideas for broader impacts activities, how to implement broader impacts activities, and how to measure their impact.

This webinar series will focus on sharing ideas and resources on the development of broader impact statements. We will highlight different approaches to and examples of effective and transferable activities.

The goal of these four, one-hour sessions is to help build the capacity of scientists to implement and evaluate broader impact activities.

Session A – Broader Impacts: An overview

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Time: 1 pm ET, 10 am PT
Conveners: Liesl Hotaling

In this introduction session, group participants will get to know each other and the online collaborative workspace. Goals of the series will be discussed and the group will decide on potential outcomes of this series, including the possibility of small groups working together to develop broader impact activity ideas.

Session B – Broader Impacts: What’s the big idea?

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Time: 1 pm ET, 10 am PT
Conveners: Dr. J. Britt Holbrook and Dr. Sharon Franks

We will address the larger context of broader impacts and the spectrum of approaches PIs can take to creatively and effectively address broader impacts.

Session C – Examples of Broader Impact: A panel discussion

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Time: 1 pm ET, 10 am PT
Conveners: Dr. Josh Kohut and Dr. Rick Keil

We will discuss two excellent examples of well constructed and implemented broader impact activities.  Dr. Josh Kohut of Rutgers University’s Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences experiences in Antarctica and Dr. Rick Keil of University of Washington’s SoundCitizen monitoring program in Puget Sound and beyond.

Session D – Broader Impact Project Evaluation

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Time: 1 pm ET, 10 am PT
Conveners: Chris Parsons

What is BI project evaluation and what can it do for you? We will discuss and illustrate the evaluation process, from getting to know your audience to determining if your project worked. Chris Parsons of Word Craft and the COSEE NOW evaluator will share tips and techniques for developing and implementing an evaluation plan.

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