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  1. Border Closures Can't Stop Broader Impacts

    • April 5, 2021

    Pop quiz: What do Stevenson, Washington; Providence, Rhode Island); and Tucson, Arizona have in common with Toronto, Ontario; Gatineau, Quebec; and Winnipeg, Manitoba? Since 2017, these cities were host to either an ARIS Summit or a Canadian... Read more ...

  2. Impact Spotlight: Matt Wilkins

    • April 2, 2021

    Learn About This ARIS Impact Goals Award Winner I am a biologist who has spent 13 years conducting research and the last 3.5 years teaching and developing curriculum in Nashville middle schools. From my dual experiences as a working scientist, and a... Read more ...

  3. SERC and the Importance of Impact Assessment

    • March 8, 2021

    Life has changed drastically in this past year. Education, work, and even grocery shopping are now conducted through webcams and computer screens rather than face to face. While few institutions thrived during this time, the transition has been... Read more ...

  4. Impact Spotlight: Alison Meadow and Gigi Owen

    • March 8, 2021

    Learn about two 2020 ARIS fellows from the University of Arizona and their impact project As part of our 2020 ARIS fellowship, Gigi Owen and I have written a guidebook on societal impacts aimed at natural and physical scientists. The guidebook... Read more ...

  5. Enhancing Research Impact Capacity

    • Feb. 9, 2021

    One of the core components of ARIS (and, before it, NABI) has always been broader impacts (BI) training. Over the years, we’ve visited dozens of institutions to conduct BI workshops, training thousands of people in that time. And while we like to... Read more ...

  6. ORIC Boosts Research Impacts Work at Nebraska

    • Feb. 9, 2021

    As a land-grant institution, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to increasing the impact of its research, scholarship and creative activity. To advance this commitment, ARIS training and leadership team members visited campus three times... Read more ...

  7. Call for Applications: ORIC

    • Jan. 10, 2021

    For several years, ARIS and its predecessor, the National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI), have delivered professional development workshops at individual institutions across the United States. As the demand for training has steadily increased... Read more ...

  8. ARIS Members Contribute to New Policy Brief on STEM Engagement

    • Dec. 4, 2020

    Summary The next administration should adopt a federal strategy for science engagement that enables all Americans to learn from, use, and participate in the process and outputs of science. Investments in science and technology have the greatest... Read more ...

  9. New BI Review Document for NSF Proposals Online

    • Dec. 17, 2020

    ARIS is pleased to share our new Broader Impacts Review Document for National Science Foundation Proposals (PDF). It is based on the 2015 NABI Guiding Principles. It can be used alone or as part of the our BI Review Packet that will debut early in... Read more ...

  10. 2021 Summit: Call for Proposals

    • Dec. 15, 2020

    ARIS and Research Impact Canada (RIC) are working in collaboration to host the 2021 Conference on Research Impact & Public Engagement at the Intersection of the Future Workforce. This Summit represents the first time ARIS and RIC have brought our two... Read more ...

  11. Undergraduate Research

    • Dec. 2, 2020

    Lindsay Currie, Council on Undergraduate Research ARIS Council of Experts This year has brought many lessons, but the one I am focusing on is evolution is key to sustainability while driving possibility. Prioritizing time and resources to support... Read more ...

  12. Center for Student Research and Creative Work Supports Students and Mentors

    • Dec. 1, 2020

    Center students gather for a poster presentation (Photo credit: John Smillie Photography) At St. John Fisher College, a small, private college in Rochester, NY, our Center for Student Research and Creative Work was founded in 2016. The Center values,... Read more ...

  13. National Science Board Meeting

    • Dec. 7, 2020

    Susan Renoe, PhD, Executive Director of ARIS, will speak during the National Science Board (NSB) Committee on Oversight Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2:10-3:25 pm ET, regarding institutional broader impacts, long-term outcomes measures, and... Read more ...

  14. Informal Science

    • Nov. 17, 2020

    Learning happens. Whether accidental, self-directed, or designed, every day that we are alive we are learning about the natural, physical, technological or social worlds that we are part of. Informal learning occurs in a wide diversity of... Read more ...

  15. Programs Expanding Inclusion in Science

    • Nov. 22, 2020

    Nalini Nadkarni working with inmates Dr. Nalini Nadkarni at the University of Utah directs two programs that aim to expand inclusion in science by bringing informal STEM education to incarcerated youth and adults: The STEM Community Alliance Program... Read more ...

  16. Impact Spotlight: Anna Voelker

    • Nov. 23, 2020

    Learn about Anna Voelker Coordinator of Outreach Programs for the Ohio State University Department of Astronomy and the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) Anna Voelker Ohio State University Department of Astronomy and the Center... Read more ...

  17. URSA Engage Program Provides Entry Point into Research for Undergrads

    • Nov. 30, 2020

    An undergraduate presenting her research at OSU's annual undergraduate research symposium. Oregon State University's largest, campus-wide undergraduate research program is called the "URSA Engage Program." The goal of the URSA Engage Program is to... Read more ...

  18. The Central Role Graduate Students Play in Broader Impacts

    • Oct. 1, 2020

    Universities are steadily moving from a traditional model of graduate education, where a student is focused only on their courses and research, to a model where graduate students are also gaining foundational skills of leadership, collaboration,... Read more ...

  19. The Hardest Part About Being Disabled Is Not Disability

    • Oct. 27, 2020

    Did you know that October is #MeetTheBlind month? In October, blind folks*, like me, put extra effort into educating the world about blindness. Natalie Shaheen, Illinois State University ARIS Leadership Team It might surprise you to learn that the... Read more ...

  20. Encouraging Students with Disabilities to Pursue STEM Careers

    • Oct. 28, 2020

    The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility -- in both the classroom and the workplace... Read more ...

  21. Michael Jacobson Joins ARIS Leadership Team

    • Sept. 30, 2020

    A big ARIS welcome to Dr. Michael Jacobson, the newest member of the Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) Leadership Team. Michael serves as the Director of the Office of Strategic Research Initiatives at Binghamton University. He oversees... Read more ...

  22. ARIS 2020 Summit Update

    • April 3, 2020

    The ARIS 2020 Virtual Summit will be held April 28th-30th, 2020. It will provide a unique online experience complementary to, though not identical, our traditional in-person Summit. Attendees can anticipate interactive workshops and sessions and... Read more ...

  23. ARIS Announces 2020 Fellowship Award Recipients

    • April 6, 2020

    The Advancing Research Impacts in Society (ARIS) Center is pleased to announce one individual and five team fellowships, awarded at $7,500 and $5,000 respectively. The goal of the program is to increase the quality and availability of scholarship and... Read more ...

  24. Portal to the Public to receive Enduring Achievement Award from ARIS Center

    • Jan. 28, 2020

    The Institute for Learning Innovation’s Portal to the Public will receive the inaugural Enduring Achievement Award from the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). The award will be presented April 28 at the 2020 ARIS Summit. The... Read more ...

  25. Vanderbilt postdoc to receive Impact Goals Award from ARIS Center

    • Jan. 28, 2020

    Matthew Wilkins, a postdoctoral fellow for the Center for Science Outreach at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., will receive the inaugural Impact Goals Award from the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). The award will be... Read more ...

  26. Virginia Tech's CENI to receive Impact Innovations Award from ARIS

    • Jan. 28, 2020

    The Center for Educational Networks and Impacts (CENI) will receive the inaugural Impact Innovations Award from the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). The award will be presented April 28 at the 2020 ARIS Summit. The Impact... Read more ...

  27. Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities on Society Conference

    • Sept. 26, 2019

    ARIS is sponsoring the upcoming Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities on Society meeting in Washington, DC. The conference is hosted by the Network for Advancing and Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science (AESIS Network) Oct. 17-18. ARIS PI... Read more ...

  28. ARIS Announces 2019 Broader Impacts Champions

    • May 2, 2019

    Four Broader Impacts (BI) Champions were chosen for their tireless advocacy to advancing the impact of research in society. TUCSON, AZ – May 2, 2019 – During the Broader Impacts 2019 Summit, the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society... Read more ...

  29. National American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) Conference 2019

    • April 29, 2019

    Dr. Susan Renoe (University of Missouri) presents the keynote on “Broadening your impact: An engaged perspective” May 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. CT in Des Moines, IA. More info: aaaeonline.org/event-2718243

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