Developing Broader Impacts and Outreach Activities

Here are some resources to support development of the broader impacts component of your NSF project or other outreach activities at UNH, and lists of potential partners.

Broader Impacts Wizard

The Broader Impact Wizard tool

The Broader Impact Wizard tool guides you through a series of steps to produce an outline of important points to include in the broader impacts section of your proposal to the National Science Foundation and that will help frame discussions with your broader impacts partners.

The tool will help you:

  • identify your target audience
  • plan appropriate broader impacts activities
  • consider budget
  • articulate appropriate objectives
  • develop an evaluation plan

National Alliance for Broader Impacts

The National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) is an international network of individuals and organizations working together to build institutional capacity, advance broader impacts, and demonstrate the societal benefits of research.

The National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI)

Broader Impacts Guiding Principles and Questions for National Science Foundation Proposals.

Potential Partners

These organizations within UNH and beyond are looking forward to working with UNH researchers!

REsearch Development Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, minutes, policies, tools and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kathy Cataneo
Director, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-0357
k.cataneo@unh.edu

Lynnette Hentges
Senior Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-2002
lynnette.hentges@unh.edu

Michael Thompson
Senior Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-5255
michael.thompson@unh.edu

ADVANCE
NSF-funded initiative to improve the climate for UNH faculty through fair and equitable policies, practices, and leadership development

Carsey School of Public Policy

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Assessment of student learning outcomes

Connect STEM Program
First-year transition to college program for multicultural students designed specifically for students interested in STEM fields

Department of Education

EPIC (Elementary Program Introducing Computing) Camp
Camp that teaches students entering grades 4-6 how to think logically and creatively through fun games, challenging puzzles, visual programming, and building and programming LEGO Mindstorm robots to tackle mini real-world challenges

GLOBE Program
International science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment

Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research

InterOperability Laboratory
Fosters multi-vendor interoperability and conformance to data communications networking standards while educating students for future employment in the industry

Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education

McNair Scholars Program
Academic enrichment and graduate school preparation initiative for first generation/ economically disadvantaged or underrepresented juniors/seniors 

Project SMART
Summer institute that challenges, educates, and motivates talented high school students in science and mathematics

SeaPerch
Innovative underwater robotics program for classroom or after school

Shoals Marine Laboratory

STEM Discovery Lab

Student Competitions, e.g., LunaCats, UNH Precision Racing, EPA P3 team, Holloway Prize

Student Organizations

UNH at Manchester

UNH Cooperative Extension

UNH Engineeristas: Girls & Engineering
Camp for girls entering grades 6 & 7 that explores engineering fields; presented by women engineers

UNH Tech Camp
Camp for boys and girls entering grades 7 & 8 and 9 & 10 that explores engineering fields

UNHInnovation
Advocates for, manages, and promotes the intellectual assets created by UNH students, faculty, and staff

Digital Earth Watch
Provides easy-to-use tools and activities for measuring objects and detecting change in digital photographs and satellite imagery. Activities bring together biology, physics, chemistry, technology, art, engineering, and math in projects that support environmental science field and laboratory studies in middle schools, high schools, self-guided education, and citizen science.

Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
Promotes STEM research and experimentation at high school level – Contact Subash Minosha

NH EPSCoR
Research and outreach activities to: broaden and strengthen NH's research capacity and competitiveness; support business, industry and society with a workforce educated in science, engineering and mathematics; and improve communication between scientists and the public

NH Innovation Research Center (NHIRC)
Matches businesses in NH with dollars to support translational research efforts that further
growth and development of New Hampshire businesses, increasing job growth, opportunities, and revenues

NH NASA EPSCoR
Merit-based program designed to strengthen research capabilities at member academic institutions in jurisdictions not equably participating in competitive aerospace and aerospace-related research activities

NH Sea Grant
Federal-university partnership that supports research, education and outreach to help balance the conservation of coastal and marine resources with a sustainable economy and environment

NH Space Grant Consortium
Brings together NH's educational and scientific communities to foster public interest in science education, scholarship, and research

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP)
Joint local/state/federal program working to protect and enhance estuarine resources

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Academy for Science and Design 
Chartered public school in Nashua, NH

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation

Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Explore the Ocean World, LLC
Hands-on classroom ocean science program and summer Oceanarium facility at Hampton Beach, NH led by marine biologist/UNH alum Ellen Goethel

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Girls, Inc. of New Hampshire

Gundalow Company
Protecting the Piscataqua region's maritime heritage and environment through education and action

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

National Society of Black Engineers

New England Association of Chemistry Teachers

New England Catalysis Society

NH High Tech Council

NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership

NH Science Olympiad
Science competitions and events for grade K-12 students and their teachers

NH Science Teachers Association

NH Teachers of Mathematics

NH Transfer Connections Program
Provides guidance and resources to facilitate planning for and making the transition from associate's degree programs to bachelor's programs at NH institutions

North Country Educational Services
Provides professional development and services, e.g., psychological assessment, speech and occupational therapy, distance learning, resource library

NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)
Research/educational opportunity for in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Active research participation by undergraduate students

NSF Veterans Research Supplement
Active research participation by veterans as community college, undergraduate or graduate students, K-12 STEM teachers, or community college faculty

Seacoast School of Technology
Regional Career and Technical Center serving high school students in the Seacoast region

Seacoast Science Center

SEE Science Center

STEAM Ahead
A collaboration between the Manchester School District, the University System of New Hampshire, Manchester Community College and the business community to create an educational system that prepares our students for the challenge of meeting the daily needs of this dynamic, diverse, and richly complex community by integrating the arts and the STEM disciplines.
Contact: Lucy Weathers at
vistawest@mansd.org

Student Design Competitions