Summit Schedule

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    Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    Time Session/presenter(s) Room
    7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast  
    8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Intro to the Summit  
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m. BI 101 (Early Stage) - presented by ARIS  
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Partnership Workshop (Advanced) - presented by ARIS  
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Session I
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    • Show/Hide Harnessing Creative Tensions to Enhance Fundamental Research in Service to Society

      Presenters: Lorne Whitehead and Marc-David Seidel, University of British Columbia
      Session Details
      Research breakthroughs that solve real-world problems often come from research projects that integrate the dual motivations of discovery and service to society. They are “Highly Integrative Basic And Responsive” (HIBAR) research projects. The integration of fundamental and applied research is challenging though, because these projects often have conflicting priorities regarding their purpose, methods, leadership, and timeframes. Fortunately, successful HIBAR research leaders have found ways to take advantage of these conflicts: a “creative tension” can be developed in this context, in order to generate new perspectives, better approaches, deeper understanding, and heightened enthusiasm. This session will offer advice, and encourage discussion, on assessing the level of “HIBAR integration” of research projects, in ways that can guide leaders at all levels to improve projects from this perspective. The goal is to build skills for harnessing creative tension in HIBAR research projects in order to yield enhanced societal and scholarly benefits.

    • Show/Hide Building and Sustaining a Classroom-based STEM Educational Program at an Underserved Elementary School

      Presenters: Kitty Cahalan and Mitch Aiken, California Institute of Technology
      Session Details
      Caltech Outreach created a classroom-based STEM education program in which graduate students from many STEM disciplines develop lesson plans and teach hands-on science lessons in collaboration with teachers at a K-5 school. Program goals are threefold: (1) graduate student volunteers develop lesson-planning and classroom management skills while practicing active-learning pedagogical techniques (2) K-5 students at a school where 98% of students are of racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented in STEM have multi-year exposure to working scientists who serve as role models (3) K-5 teachers gain access to STEM content experts. Decisions that have resulted in a program that is still growing in its fourth year include: (1) strategic placement of the program (2) development of deep relationships in the school district and at the school (3) ongoing recruiting efforts among graduate students (4) building in program flexibility that accommodates graduate students’ classwork, university teaching and research constraints.

    • Show/Hide What do I Get for my Money? Helping Program Assessment and Evaluators Communicate the Value of Broader Impacts Evaluation

      Presenter: Sondra LoRe, National Institute for STEM Evaluation and Research, University of Tennessee
      Session Details
      Emerging evaluators and assessment coordinators are entering the world of program evaluation at an exciting time. Data in many fields is in abundance and the need for data-based decision making in our society is urgent. At the same time, all evaluators whether new or seasoned, face challenges of communicating the value of assessment and evaluation to clients while ensuring the inclusion and usability of their work for all stakeholders. How an evaluator ethically balances the needs of the people being served by the project while budgeting time, resources, and costs is essential to the success of the program. This skill building workshop includes strategies for teaching assessment coordinators and evaluators to communicate the return on investment of program evaluation while designing the framework of evaluation within budget and time constraints. This hands-on session will model an experiential learning design that attendees can apply for classroom use, capacity building, and to engage stakeholders in evaluation.

    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
    Welcome: Mohamed Noor, Dean of the Natural Sciences, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University
    1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Session I
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    • Show/Hide Using the ECO Framework to Design Programs for Public Engagement with Science in Your Research Group or Institution

      Presenters: Sarah Garlick, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation; Marissa Weiss, Harvard Forest
      Session Details
      STEM researchers and research institutions are increasingly recognizing the need to support public engagement with science via professional staff and programming. This workshop will share the ECO Framework as a new tool for practitioners for designing effective public engagement strategies and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their outreach programs. ECO stands for Direct Engagement with Stakeholders, Co-Production of Knowledge, and Outreach to Broader Audiences: three essential and interacting modes of practice that support mutual learning between scientists and stakeholders, including the development of trusting relationships. The ECO Framework was developed in part through 20 years of experience in engagement programming and a recent National Science Foundation-funded project to investigate and support “cultures of public engagement” within the long-term ecological research programs at the Harvard Forest and Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New England. The group’s practitioners developed the ECO Framework as a tool for filling the gap between public engagement research and practice, giving practitioners a scaffold for making strategic decisions about public engagement programs from an evidence base. This workshop will be an interactive strategic planning session aimed at public engagement practitioners or other professionals who are involved in designing/advising the design of broader impacts plans and programs.

    • Show/Hide ARIS Fellows Showcase

      Session Details
      Come learn about the ARIS Fellows Program, meet the 2020 Fellows, and see the contributions of the 2019 Fellows. Each of the 2019 Fellows projects will have 10 minutes to present.

    • Show/Hide The Broader Impact (BI) Ecosystem of OSU Precollege Programs (PCP):
      Practical Tools for a Reciprocal Model of Stakeholder Engagement

      Presenters: Susan Rowe and Jay Well, Oregon State University
      Session Details
      Authentic and reciprocal models of engagement between PCP program staff, Principal Investigators (PIs) of research grants and K-12 audiences promote interdisciplinary and innovative BI programing that broadens participation of underserved groups in STEM while also expanding societal benefits beyond NSF specific BI goals. In this workshop, we will illustrate our program engaged model for BI planning, which offers a hybrid platform for brokering STEM research to K12 audiences. Using storyboarding, we will link PCP’s engaged model to essential components highlighted in the COSEE BI wizard: 1) audience, 2) partnerships, 3) statement of uniqueness, 4) evaluation plan, and 5) defensible budgets. Drawing from 32 years of BI programming, we will share our framework and practical tools for reciprocal stakeholder collaboration (e.g. outreach and BI planning tools, assessment and evaluation tools, budget templates) and use a journey mapping activity to invite participants to map their own BI programing and/or pathways.

    • Show/Hide TransFORMing Your Evaluation Practices

      Presenter: Bryanne Peterson, Virginia Tech
      Session Details
      In this hands-on workshop, attendees will review the basics of creating a strong evaluation survey while also exploring Google Forms and using free add-ons as tools to improve the evaluation process. Attendees will explore how Forms can upgrade evaluation practices by providing preliminary data analysis on incoming responses in real-time. Workshop attendees will walk away with a working survey and dashboard that, with just a single click, calculates mean, median, mode, range, and standard deviation for any Likert-scale or binary (yes/no) questions as well as graphical representations of categorical and/or numerical data. Experience working with formulas in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets is helpful, but not required.

    3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Travel to Museum of Life and Science  
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Visit Museum of Life and Science
    Outdoor time
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Fellows Recognition
    Reception indoors
    7:00- 8:00 p.m. Dinner on your own  
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    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    Time Session/Presenter(s) Room
    7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
    8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
    ARIS Update: Dr. Susan Renoe, ARIS PI
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Panel — MSI and R-1s: Successful Partnering for Broader Impact
    Moderator: Aditi Pai, Spelman College
    Panelists: Elizabeth Dickey, North Carolina State University; Gregory Goins, North Carolina A&T State University; Caesar Jackson, North Carolina Central University; Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University
    Session Details: For collaboration and partnership to be truly effective, equitable and just, the activities should be mutually beneficial for all involved parties. Research-1 universities (R-1s) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) have a long history of collaborating on NSF broader impacts initiatives. Some of these partnerships have been truly mutually beneficial, but unfortunately it is not uncommon to hear of efforts in which one member of the partnership (typically, the MSI) is treated in a manner that is inequitable or even exploitative. This panel discussion will bring together leaders (faculty who have also served in administrative roles) from both R-1s and MSIs to have an open and frank conversation about how institutions can work together to establish and run truly equitable, collaborative partnerships. We will discuss success stories, as well as examples where one institution fell short, and explore strategies for building and maintaining true partnerships.
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session II
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    • Show/Hide Research and Public Engagement Experiences ... OH MY!

      Presenters: Bonnie Harris and Heidi Turcotte, Georgia Institute of Technology
      Session Details
      One of the biggest challenges in research is finding ways to facilitate engagement with the public to increase the awareness of its many values to society. Consider this: a school district’s career pathway educators sharpening content knowledge through on-campus interdisciplinary research experiences at Georgia Institute of Technology; high school students and research faculty learning together through hands-on exercises and lab activities; university students as STEM/STEAM Innovators-in-Residence in K-12 classrooms; and reaching greater audiences through video production by way of YouTube, sharing experiences that connect businesses, universities, K-12 schools, and informal science education institutions. These and other innovative approaches to broadening impact will be addressed in this session.

      Attendees will also engage in a speed round design challenge, focused on broadening their own “out of the box” impact concepts. Presenters will provide an overview of current and previous programs, and the strategies and lessons learned for successful implementation.

    • Show/Hide Expanding Beyond Program Evaluation to Research:
      A Case Study of Teacher Training in Robotics in Latinx Communities


      Presenters: Sondra LoRe, SPEAR Consulting; Katie Mills, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering
      Session Details
      The evolution of NABI into ARIS reflects our profession’s recognition of the need for more than broader impacts of an individual researcher or an institution; as our experience of broader impacts grows, Broader Impacts (BI) practitioners and federal funders realize that knowledge production and communication are necessary for scaling local interventions to sustainable broadened participation. Programs with an education outreach component can become so focused on what is being “done” or “improved” in the lives of those being served by the program while forgetting to look at the implementation, use, and value of the program formatively for all stakeholders. It is in the evaluation of program outcomes that contributions to the field of research can emerge. This session takes an interactive approach into the use and analysis of holistic program evaluation and they ways in which research can emerge from evaluation to communicate broader impacts in research.

    • Show/Hide The MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity:
      Centering the Arts and Humanities in Interdisciplinary Research


      Presenters: Stephanie Vasko and Michael O'Rourke, Center for Interdisciplinarity, Michigan State University
      Session Details
      The Michigan State University Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) represents a new type of research and outreach center, one which specifically focuses on centering the arts and humanities in interdisciplinary, societally-relevant research, teaching, and outreach. In this talk, representatives from C4I will present the history of the center and the successful workshop, grant, and training programs that they have developed and offered. They will provide attendees with strategies for funding research and events, developing fruitful relationship with community partners, creating and offering workshops on-campus and in the community, and designing training opportunities for graduate students.

    • Show/Hide Make Love Happen:
      Lasting Broader Impacts Relationships are Possible


      Presenters: Julee Farley, Montgomery County Public Schools and Virginia Tech; Jamie Little, Radford City Public Schools and Virginia Tech; Kimberly Keith, Floyd County Public Schools and Virginia Tech
      Session Details
      This regular session is appropriate for all audiences looking to form partnerships external to their organization. We will focus on the implementation of a unique and innovative liaison model as a practical tool for Broader Impacts work. The liaison is someone who is a member of both organizations, spends time in both locations, and is able to serve as a boundary spanner between the groups. After this session, attendees will be able to successfully identify, contact, maintain, and evaluate a relationship with an appropriate external partner in order to expand the reach of their organization and create mutually beneficial Broader Impacts.

    11:45 a.m. Lunch
    Engaging Communities of Faith in Broader Impacts Activities
    1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Lightning Talks
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    • Show/Hide From the Ground Up:
      Developing a BI support Program in the Absence of a BI office
        Presenters: Courtney Price, Ohio State University
    • Show/Hide Science Blogging for Professional Development and Outreach
        Presenter: Miriam Krause, Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology
    • Show/Hide Surveying Perceptions of BI/BP at Minority Serving Institutions
        Presenter: Jory Weintraub, Duke University
    • Show/Hide Scaling and Sustaining Broader Impacts:
      A Case Study from the STEM Ambassador Program
        Presenters: Nalini Nadkarni and Caitlin Weber, University of Utah
    • Show/Hide Project RADIAL:
      The Use of Co-design to Develop Inclusive and Impactful BI Projects
        Presenters: Anja Fourie and John Beasley, NRAO, Charlottesville, VA
    • Show/Hide Developing Anchor Projects:
      How to Read Research Example
        Presenters: Teddie Phillipson-Mower, Indiana University
    • Show/Hide Penn Community Engagement Data Project:
      A Cross-school Effort to Capture Collective Impact of Community Engagement and Outreach Programs at an R1 University
        Presenters: John Baker and Dan Miller-Uueda, University of Pennsylvania
    • Show/Hide Lightning Talk 8
        Presenters: Jamie Bell, CAISE
    • Show/Hide Effective Offerings for Disabled Persons Enrolled in Biology:
      How Best to Empower This Unique Population of Students
        Presenters: Bernadette Connors, Dominican College of Blauvelt
    • Show/Hide ARIS Broader Impacts Summit 2020:
      Training the People who do the Science
        Presenters: Disan Davis, Rockefeller University
    • Show/Hide Resources and Recommendations from the Public Face of Science
        Presenters: Erica Kimmerling, Association of Science and Technology Centers
    • Show/Hide In Pursuit of Institutional Level Impacts:
      Working with Indiana University's Center for Rural Engagement
        Presenters: Kevin Meskill, Indiana University
    • Show/Hide How a University’s Official Partnership with a Science Museum Creates Opportunities for Impacts on Society
        Presenters: Phyllis Newbill and Lisa McNair, Virginia Tech
    • Show/Hide Science with Seniors:
      A Model Program for Senior Citizen-Centered STEM Outreach
        Presenters: Suyog Padgaonkar, Northwestern University
    • Show/Hide Meeting Communities Where They are for Public Engagement Provides Benefits but Faces Barriers
        Presenters: Katie Stofer, University of Florida
    • Show/Hide Science on Wheels:
      Connecting Scientists to Missouri Communities
        Presenters: Levi Storks, University of Missouri
    3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Session II
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    • Show/Hide Demonstrating Impact:
      Scaling from Project Evaluation to Collective Impact

      Presenters: Jennifer Fields, Michelle Higgins, Alison Meadow, Gigi Owen and Michele Walsh, University of Arizona
      Session Details
      As a community of impact-engaged professionals, we’re getting pretty good at measuring the societal impacts of research at the project level. Resources to support project evaluation are widely available, and the mandate to evaluate project outcomes and impacts is becoming less and less daunting. But what happens to all of those project evaluations? Are we asking the same questions, or collecting data that can be aggregated to tell a story beyond the individual project? In this hands-on workshop, we will examine the current resources and frameworks for measuring and reporting on impacts at varying levels, explore the ways we can overcome institutional cultures that may hinder measurement efforts, and discuss common indicators that will allow us to expand our data-driven impact story to different units of analysis — from project, to department, to institution, to nation.

    • Show/Hide How to be Helpful:
      Building Relationships for Social Impact

      Presenter: Adam Levine, Cornell University
      Session Details
      This interactive workshop helps people solve a common problem that arises in working relationships between people with diverse forms of knowledge: self-censorship. People do not always feel comfortable sharing their concerns and what they know. Yet when people don’t share, the major benefit of diverse interactions is lost. And we often don’t realize it because self-censorship is not observable. In this workshop participants learn techniques for reducing self-censorship in their own working relationships, and for facilitating new ones between others that minimize self-censorship as well.

    • Show/Hide Professionalization of Public Engagement

      Presenters: Geoff Hunt, National Academy of Science; Jeanne Garbarino, Rockefeller University; Julie Fooshee, University of Edinburgh
      Session Details
      This workshop seeks to bring to the forefront a topic that has been bubbling under the surface within the public engagement with science community: professionalization of our work as public engagers. We have arranged the workshop so that attendees can best contribute their own perspectives. During the workshop, we will collectively

      1. Determine how the sector defines “public engagement”
      2. Review the current status of professionalization
      3. Learn how different institutions are approaching the issue of professionalization
      4. Discuss the pros and cons of professionalization
      5. Identify skills and training required for success in this field
      Anticipated outputs from this workshop include an agreed-upon shared language of common terms, along with some basic frameworks (and potentially a white paper) that will lead towards a greater definition of the internal and external structures necessary to codify public engagement with science as a legitimate professional field.

    • Show/Hide Beyond ROI:
      Assessing the Multiple Values of Research Impacts

      Presenters: Julie Risien, Oregon State University; Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah; Martin Storksdieck, Oregon State University
      Session Details
      A common moral imperative, to expand the impact of research to benefit society, fuels our community. We face a common challenge — how do we demonstrate the value of what we do? We have made significant progress in building the field, and there have been frameworks, tools, metrics, and discussions about return on investment or ROI. In this session, we will take a step back to consider the fundamental challenge of measuring our value, particularly value based on benefits not easily monetized or captured by simple metrics. Workshop leaders will bring their expertise (in ecology, natural resource management, and policy) together with insights from interviews with leaders in ecological economics — a field that has transitioned focus from compartmentalization and monetization of nature to more meaningful measures for understanding societal benefits. Bring your expertise and perspective to the discussion!

    4:45 - 6:00 p.m. Posters, Exhibits, Networking time
    Very light apps/drinks
      Dinner on your own
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    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Time Session/Presenter(s) Room
    7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast  
    8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Workshop III
    Details below
    • Show/Hide Inclusive Science Communication:
      A Radical Rebranding of Broader Impacts

      Presenters: Lisette Torres-Gerald, Nebraska Wesleyan University

    • Show/Hide Tools You Can Use:
      A Hands-on Evaluation Session

      Presenters: Karen Peterman, Karen Peterman Consulting, Co.; Jessica Sperling, Duke University
      Session Details
      This hands-on workshop session will share tools you can use to plan and conduct your BI evaluations. Designed for those with some experience designing and maybe even conducting BI evaluation, this session will provide guidance and tools from three different perspectives to address three different stages of the evaluation process. First, we’ll look at logic models, reviewing and using a template to chart out a BI evaluation. Next, we’ll share free tips and resources for dealing with the “messy middle” of the evaluation process. The third hands-on portion will focus on shared instruments. We’ll review repositories, focus on the goodness-of-fit between instruments and program goals, and talk about setting reasonable expectations for different types of BI engagement. The workshop will end with a Q&A session in which participants can ask about and share practical tips and tools for BI evaluation.

    • Show/Hide Impact Literacy:
      Meaningful Research and Practical Tools for NABI/ARIS Practitioners

      Presenters: David Phipps, York University; Kristen Coakley Ashare, University of Pennsylvania; Katie Mills, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering
      Session Details
      Past NABI Summits have introduced Broader Impacts practitioners to Knowledge Mobilisation (KMb) as it is practiced, researched, and encouraged in Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries. The workshop offers key KMb tools and concepts from the leading researcher of “impact literacy,” David Phipps (York University), who will give an overview of this work and introduce participants to the Institutional Impact Health Workbook (co-authored with Julie Bayley, University of Lincoln, U.K., from Emerald Publishing). The Workbook activities to determine “impact health” will be adapted by NABI/ARIS members Jane Horwitz (University of Pennsylvania) and Katie Mills (University of Southern California) to BI practitioners in American universities. Participants will work both individually and in small groups through the Workbook inventories of five key elements (Commitment, Connectivity, Co-production, Competencies and Clarity) and discuss distinctions between assessment-driven vs. mission-driven impact measurements, followed by large group sharing and reflection.

    • Show/Hide In it for the Long Haul? Partnerships for Broader Impacts Design and the Quest for Durability

      Presenters: Eve Klein, Portal to the Public; Michelle Kortenaar, Sciencenter; Tiffany Fleming, Cornell University
      Session Details
      After three years of experimenting and facing challenges together, the Partnerships for Broader Impacts Design (BID) project has learned a lot about how informal science education (ISE) organizations and universities can build durable strategic partnerships that promote recurrent Broader Impacts-based collaborations. In this workshop, attendees will first be introduced to the project’s progress and goals, along with reflections on the successes and lessons from nine collaborating partnerships. Following this introduction, the bulk of the workshop will be dedicated to giving attendees time to dig in to the new BID partnership guide, to begin to plan or develop their own university — ISE partnerships.

    9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Keynote
    Dr. Suzi Iacono, Head of Office of Integrative Activities (OIA), National Science Foundation
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Session III
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    • Show/Hide A Commitment to a Better future in STEM:
      Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Mentored Research Through Program Design and Citywide Support

      Presenter: Disan Davis, Rockefeller University
      Session Details
      High school research programs are increasingly providing students their first taste of what it’s like to engage in an authentic research process. While many programs have existed for a long time (Rockefeller’s Summer Science Research Program for 28 years), more recently efforts are being taken to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in such research experiences. RockEDU has created and evolved the LAB Jumpstart program to specifically meet the needs of the diverse New York City community. Furthermore, our NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium (SRMC) includes many successful models, with added success through city-wide coordination and collaboration. In this talk I will share some key metrics, outcomes, and lessons learned along the way. In its 7th year, I will also touch on ways LAB Jumpstart has changed to meet identified needs, challenges, and opportunities, ultimately to keep our program headed toward our vision for diverse, equitable, and inclusive HS research experiences.

    • Show/Hide Interdisciplinary and Innovative BI Programming

      Presenters: Kevin Niemi and Gavin Luter, University of Wisconsin
      Session Details
      The UW-Madison UniverCity Alliance connects education, service, and research activities with cities to further the practice of sustainability. It serves as a matchmaking service that solicits projects from communities, shares those needs with campus entities, and supports the resulting research, technical assistance offered, and hopefully has an impact both locally and globally with the partnership. The partnerships are a three-year collaboration to solve pressing issues in Wisconsin communities. This session will share progress from the first cohort of partnerships with four different communities. We will also share the financial and administrative details of the UniverCity program.

    • Show/Hide Expanding Broader Impacts through Partnerships:
      SciGirls and

      Presenters: Katie Mills, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering; Alex Dexhimer, Twin Cities PBS
      Session Details
      Partnerships play an important role in the sustainability and growth of community outreach programs. Participants will hear about two successful models for creating partnerships to expand their outreach programs. In the first, presenters will describe how USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Twin Cities PBS both partnered with to reach thousands of underserved students each year by connecting teachers with computer science professional development. In the second, Twin Cities PBS will describe how organizations can become part of the SciGirls CONNECT network, gaining access to professional development, activities, media, and community focused on engaging girls in STEM. Participants will walk away with information about partnership opportunities they can pursue right away as well as ideas for larger, long-term organizational growth.

    12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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