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National Science Foundation


Broader Impacts Showcase - ACS Fall 2005
National Meeting & Exposition Washington, D.C.
http://chemistry.clemson.edu/NSF-broaderimpactsposters/

WELCOME TO THE BROADER IMPACTS SHOWCASE

On behalf of the chemists serving on the NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee (MPSAC) and the Division of Chemistry, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the Broader Impacts Showcase. The Showcase is the result of a request from our community for additional education regarding the broader impacts criterion used to evaluate NSF proposals, particularly as it applies to Division-supported research. We are grateful to the dozens of principal investigators (PIs) participating in this Showcase for their willingness to share with the community the broader impacts associated with their projects. We hope that the message that emerges for PIs and reviewers from this Showcase is that the broader impacts criterion is a large umbrella, affording a wide range of opportunities to enhance the impact of Division-supported projects.

Thank you for attending. Please feel free to consult with NSF staff (www.nsf.gov/chem) and MPSAC chemists if you have questions regarding the broader impacts of your projects.

Sincerely,

Luis Echegoyen, Organizer, Broader Impacts Showcase, on behalf of the MPSAC chemists (Shenda Baker, Mostafa El-Sayed, Jean Futrell, Carl Lineberger, David Oxtoby) luis@clemson.edu

Arthur B. Ellis, Director, Division of Chemistry, NSF aellis@nsf.gov

BROADER IMPACTS CRITERION: WHAT ARE
THE BROADER IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED ACTIVITY?

  • How well does the activity advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training and learning?
  • How well does the proposed activity broaden the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic, etc.)?
  • To what extent will it enhance the infrastructure for research and education, such as facilities, instrumentation, networks and partnerships?
  • Will the results be disseminated broadly to enhance scientific and technological understanding?
  • What may be the benefits of the proposed activity to society?

ADVANCE DISCOVERY AND UNDERSTANDING
WHILE PROMOTING TEACHING, TRAINING AND LEARNING


  • training and mentoring students
  • presenting seminars, organizing workshops and symposia
  • updating the curriculum by writing texts and developing new classroom instructional materials and laboratory experiments
  • sharing laboratory methods, instrumentation, software for data analysis, and samples of compounds
  • devising and sharing safer laboratory procedures and more economical research practices

BROADEN PARTICIPATION OF UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS

  • including students from underrepresented groups as participants in the proposed research and education activities
  • establishing research and education collaborations with faculty who are members of underrepresented groups or are from minority-serving institutions, community colleges, undergraduate institutions and colleges for women

ENHANCE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

  • mentoring early-career scientists and engineers
  • consulting with industrial and government colleagues
  • establishing collaborations with scientists from around the world
  • maintaining, operating and modernizing shared instrumentation and facilities
  • developing the computing infrastructure that will allow cyber-enabled chemistry

BROAD DISSEMINATION TO ENHANCE
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHONOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING


  • writing scholarly review articles and articles describing research to non-specialist audiences
  • creating websites enhanced by engaging animations and movies
  • working with science centers on new exhibits
  • assisting journalists with their stories on technical topics
  • developing new art forms for communicating science to wider audiences

BENEFITS TO SOCIETY

  • designing new routes to commodity and fine chemicals
  • preparing new compounds of industrial, medical, and environmental significance
  • identifying more effective ways to use energy resources
  • developing new devices and methodologies for national security
  • forming start-up companies for disseminating new technologies

LIST OF POSTER AUTHORS

PI Last Name PI First Name Institution #
Anderson Diana Northern Arizona University 21
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Beck John Sweet Briar College 22
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Bothun Jeff North Carolina A&T State University 1
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Bowen Kit Johns Hopkins University 23
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Bryant-Friedrich Amanda Oakland University 24
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Collinson Maryanne Kansas State University 2
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Conte Eric Western Kentucky University 3
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Dantus Marcos Michigan State University 39
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Drucker Stephen University of Wisconsin - Eau Clare 34
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Epstein Irving Brandeis University 4
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Epstein Irving Brandeis University 44
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Fitzgerald M.C. Duke University 5
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Fraenkel Gideon The Ohio State University 40
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Fraser Cassandra University of Virginia 6
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Fritsch Ingrid University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 45
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Geiger Franz Northwestern University 25
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Hatcher Patrick The Ohio State University 7
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Hipps Kerry Washington State University 8
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Hirschmugl Carol University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 35
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Holcombe James University of Texas at Austin 9
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Holme Thomas University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 10
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Isovitch Ralph Xavier University of Louisiana 26
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Iuliucci Robbie Washington & Jefferson College 27
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Kahr Bart University of Washington 11
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Kahr Bart University of Washington 16
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Kaiser Ralf University of Hawaii at Manoa 36
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Lambert Joseph Northwestern University 47
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Lewis Frederick Northwestern University 28
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Maier Raina University of Arizona 37
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Malin John American Chemical Society 29
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Nelson Keith Massachusetts Institute of Technology 12
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Nickolaisen Scott California State University, Los Angeles 30
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Odom Teri Northwestern University 13
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Oertel Catherine Cornell University 48
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Penn Lee University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 14
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Pesek Joseph San Jose State University 49
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Reeder Richard Stony Brook State University of New York 31
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Richmond Geri University of Oregon 32
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Simons Jack University of Utah 41
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Sinnott Susan University of Florida 15
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Steinfeld Jeffrey Massachusetts Institute of Technology 50
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Tebo Bradley Scripps Institute of Oceanography/UCSD 42
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Tucker Sheryl A. University of Missouri-Columbia 33
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Tyson Julian University of Masschusetts Amherst 16
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Ulness Darin Concordia College 17
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Vertes Akos The George Washington University 18
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Weiss Richard Georgetown University 38
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Wenzel Thomas Bates College 43
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Yardley James Columbia University 19
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Yardley James Columbia University 20
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For more information concerning Broader Impacts, please visit us: www.nsf.gov/chem/broaderimpacts

Posters can be found at: http://chemistry.clemson.edu/NSF-broaderimpactsposters/

For information regarding funding opportunities, please visit us at: www.nsf.gov/chem

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