There are many units on campus that are already doing fantastic work in outreach, research communication, and education that you can partner with for broader impacts activities. We've listed the larger programs here, but stay on the lookout for colleagues with extension appointments who might be interested in collaborating on a project.
The Proposal Development Unit has amazing resources and experts, not just for supporting your grant's broader impacts! They help provide grant news and trainings, including CAREER Grant proposal development workshops and mentoring.
The College of Education has faculty willing to partner on broader impacts activities. Contact Beth Cassedy, the Director of Research Development in the College of Education, to find collaborators.
The Science House is run through the College of Sciences and focuses on developing resources, programs, and materials for K-12 educators and connecting researchers and students with volunteer and outreach opportunities.
The Office of Public Science works with College of Sciences researchers to develop innovative broader impacts plans. They provide professional development and coaching, and can help researchers connect with outreach practitioners, particularly in the areas of informal science education and the arts.
The Engineering Place is a K-20 outreach program aimed at engaging students and teachers with engineering through camp programming, mentoring, workshops and volunteer activities.
The Design Lab for K-12 Education is run through the College of Design and focuses on pre-college programs, educator professional development, and research, scholarship and extension in K-12 design education.
The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is a professional development program for K-12 educators in STEM fields and topics.
The William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation seeks to improve education through fostering partnerships between researchers, educators, students, policymakers, and community members. The Friday Institute has assessment professionals who can help you create and review your broader impact activities outcomes.
NC State Cooperative Extension is a CALS community outreach program focused on connecting local needs to university resources and information. Five key areas in cooperative extension are sustaining agriculture and forestry, protecting the environment, maintaining viable communities, developing responsible youth, and developing strong, healthy and safe families.
North Carolina 4H is run through NC State University Extension and supports a number of programs in agriculture and life sciences education, ranging in format from camps to curricular activities and publications.
Reaching Out to Underrepresented Groups
RADAR, Research Administration Data + Reports, is a consolidated database of award activity on NC State campus. By generating an Active Subaward Report through RADAR it's possible to identify ongoing diversity grants by college or department. Reaching out to the PIs of those grants and collaborating with them and acknowledging the existing grant in your proposal is another good strategy.
WISE, Women in Science and Engineering, is a living and learning community focused on increasing participation and retention of women in STEM fields.
IMSD, the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity, is an NIH-funded program that seeks to foster a diverse biomedical and behavioral science doctoral pool, and assist historically underrepresented groups to enter the professoriate. They provide programming for undergraduate and graduate programs.
Imhotep Academy is a Science House program that specifically seeks to provide supplemental STEM education to historically underrepresented middle school students in underserved schools.
Library Spaces and Events
NC State University Libraries has a number of different venues for outreach and engagement events and exhibits. We provide boilerplate facilities descriptions for inclusion in grant proposals. Contact us for more information and assistance.
The NC State University Libraries has expertise in building and promoting a wide range of exciting, high-tech, multimedia public events that engage communities in varieties of ways. We are happy to work with researchers early in the process of writing their broader impacts statements to develop outreach events and programs. If you would like to work with the NC State University Libraries to develop an event or outreach activity please contact Marian Fragola.
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