Renoe and Vassmer to present on “Beyond Broader Impacts” at Univ. of Nebraska Feb. 4

  • Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

A talk focused on the societal impacts of research, which will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, in the Regency Suite of the Nebraska Union (1400 R St.).

As you may know, all proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation are evaluated against two merit review criteria, one of which is the potential of the proposed project to achieve impacts beyond the expected research contributions.

Other sponsors like the U.S. Department of Agriculture are increasingly focused on how investigators will purposefully complement their funded research with education and outreach efforts.

Leaders from the new Center for Advancing the Societal Impacts of Research, or ARIS, will visit UNL to discuss the center's work to advance the impact efforts of researchers and engagement practitioners.

Susan Renoe and Sara Vassmer will offer insights about the vision for ARIS as it transitions from the National Alliance for Broader Impacts, the current state of research impacts, and their implications for sponsored research. The goal is for attendees to obtain a better understanding of how to respond to current and emerging impact review criteria.