Increasingly, scientists must be able to demonstrate the impact their science has on society as a whole. For example, the National Science Foundation now requires “Broader Impact” statements in grant proposals, along with explicit plans on how these kinds of activities will be accomplished. Are you a graduate student looking to develop more impactful Broader Impacts plans?
Join TESI director Bruce MacFadden and TESI assistant scientist Mariela Pajuelo this fall for a graduate-level online course, titled “Broader Impacts of Science on Society,” to learn more about the history, essential elements, relevance and best practices of NSF Broader Impacts.
During this seminar-format course, students will engage in active participation and discussion. The beginning of the course will feature presentations by MacFadden, who has recently written a book by the same name, as well as other invited speakers. Students’ interests and individual final projects will primarily drive the remainder of the course.
University of Florida graduate students from any STEM discipline are invited to register for the two-credit course, which is limited to 16 participants.
To learn more, visit the course announcement.