As an interdisciplinary unit, The Center for Reseach on Lifelong STEM Learning is in a unique position to observe and support broader impacts implementors operating in diverse fields and formats. In the links below you can find stories that explore the many "flavors" of broader impact activities, along with tips for applying similar techniques to your own research. 

 

What are research impacts? 

Research impacts, also called broader impacts, are societal benefits related to the research enterprise. They include, but are not limited to:
 
    • Full participation of women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities;
    • Improved education and educator development at any level;
    • Increased public literacy and public engagement with research and scholarship;
    • Improved health and well-being of individuals in society;
    • Development of a diverse, globally competitive workforce;
    • Increased partnership between academia, industry, and others;
    • Improved national security;
    • Increased economic competitiveness of the United States; and
    • Enhanced infrastructure for research and education.