This site is an ARCHIVE of a Broader Impacts Summit in 2010.
Summit presentations, videos, summary, and MORE can be found at http://cisebroaderimpacts.org/

Summit was held June 21st to 23rd, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

This two day summit is intended to develop guidance materials for the NSF CISE research community on how to integrate activities that address the NSF broader impacts review criteria into their research. Working groups will meet to discuss and document current/future broader impact activities and ways in which infrastructure can be established to make it easier for NSF investigators to improve the broader impacts of their work.

The broader impacts review criteria are:

  • Advance science while promoting teaching, training and learning
  • Broaden participation of underrepresented groups
  • Enhance infrastructure for research and education
  • Provide broad dissemination to enhance scientific and technological understanding
  • Highlight the benefit to society

The Broader Impacts Summit is sponsored by the NSF CISE (Computer Information Science and Engineering division) and will have participants representing the three CISE Division research communities: Information & Intelligent Systems, Computer & Network Systems, and Computing & Communication Foundations.

Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 120 participants. We expect approximately 100 of the participants to be CISE researchers and 20 to be NSF officials. Approximately half of the CISE researchers are being invited to attend; the other half will be determined through a submission process. Reasonable travel expenses will be covered by NSF Grant numbers CNS-1033192 and CNS-1033413. Invited attendees must stay for the full 2-day summit and participate in the working groups. See the participate page to apply to attend.

In summary, this workshop is expected to present examples and develop materials to educate the NSF CISE research community about:

  • the five broader impacts criteria

  • effective on-going activities that achieve broader impact, and

  • the importance of these criteria to NSF funded research.

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation (under #CNS-1033413). Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.