March 17-18, 2021

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The offices of the Vice President for Research & Innovation and University Outreach and Engagement are excited to announce the Broader Impacts of Research: Strategies, Resources, and Partners event taking place March 17-18, 2021. It will provide faculty, staff, and students who are interested in applying for NSF grants an overview of the broader impacts (BI) of research criterion and introduce them to the wide array of resources, supports, and partners available at MSU to help them design innovative broader impacts activities and write winning BI plans. 

Preliminary Program

Schedule for Day 1: March 17, 2021
DAY 1: March 17
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. SESSION 1: RESEARCH IMPACTS BASICS
 

Welcome

  • Laurie Van Egeren, Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
  • Douglas Gage, Interim Vice President, Office of Research & Innovation
 

Research Impacts: What They Are and Why They Matter

  • Susan Renoe, Principal Investigator and Executive Director, NSF's Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS)
 

The Nuts and Bolts of Designing your Research Impacts Plan

  • Miles McNall, Director for Community-Engaged Research, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, University Outreach and Engagement
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SESSION 2: NSF CAREER AWARD PANEL
 

Panel Discussion

Moderators:

Panelists:

  • Featured panelistAngela Wilson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, College of Natural Science
  • Rebecca Anthony, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Michaela TerAvest, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Natural Science
  • Alexa Veenema, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Social Science
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. BREAK
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. SESSION 3: BROADENING PARTICIPATION IN STEM: DEI RESOURCES AND POTENTIAL PARTNERS
 

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

  • Miles McNall, Director for Community-Engaged Research, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, University Outreach and Engagement

Panelists:

  • Stephanie Anthony, Director, College Access Initiatives, University Outreach and Engagement
  • Stephanie Chau, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Diversity, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Kyle Foster, Director, Diversity Programs Office, College of Engineering
  • Steven Thomas, Program Manager, The Graduate School
Schedule for Day 2: March 18, 2021
DAY 2: March 18
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. SESSION 4: PARTNERS FOR ENGAGING THE PUBLIC IN SCIENCE
 

Welcome

  • Miles McNall, Director for Community-Engaged Research, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, University Outreach and Engagement
 

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

  • Miles McNall, Director for Community-Engaged Research, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, University Outreach and Engagement

Panelists:

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SESSION 5: SUPPORTS FOR INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
 

Moderator:

  • Jeffrey Smith, Director, University Corporate Research Park, MSU Foundation

Panelists:

  • Charles Hasemann, Assistant Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development, MSU Innovation Center
  • Jeff Wesley, Executive Director of Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures, and Michigan Rise, MSU Foundation
  • Kyan Zeller, Senior Director, Corporate Relations, University Development
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. BREAK
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. SESSION 6: STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH NONPROFITS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
 

Moderator:

  • Burton Bargerstock, Executive Director, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, University Outreach and Engagement

Panelists:

  • Bryan Beverly, Director, Office of K-12 Outreach, College of Education and Kevelin Jones, Assistant Superintendent, Flint Community Schools
  • Edmund McGarrell, Professor, School of Criminal Justice, College of Social Science and James Yake, Director, Health, Safety and Nutrition, Genesee Intermediate School District
  • Irving Vega, Associate Professor, Department of Translational Neuroscience, College of Human Medicine and Evelyn Esparza-Gonzalez, Interim Executive Director, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
  • Cheryl Williams-Hecksel, Evidence Based Trauma Treatment Certificate Coordinator, School of Social Work, College of Social Science and Alicia Barajas, Clinical Coordinator, Families Forward, Ingham-Eaton-Clinton Community Mental Health 

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