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OCN 750 Class #3: January 23

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  1. OCN 750 Class #3: January 23 • Housekeeping/Announcements • “Broader Impacts” Review Criteria • C-MORE Outreach Box activities • Outreach presentations • Upcoming assignments; Reflections

  2. Housekeeping & Announcements Assignments Due Today Meet with instructors to plan project Write science communication piece (200 words) C-MORE/KSBE Career Day for undergrad & grad students (3/27) Please let Jessica know 1) If you plan to attend 2) If you have ideas for professionals/careers to invite Any questions or comments? Michele?

  3. Outreach • An umbrella term for activities undertaken by research institutes, universities and other institutions • to promote public awareness & understanding of science, and to make informal contributions to science education. • -- Wikipedia

  4. Some Facts…… • Of Walmart’s 6000 suppliers, 5000 are in China. • US consumers spend more on potato chips than the government devotes to energy research & development. • Bethlehem Steel marked its 100th birthday by declaring bankruptcy. • Only 4 of the top 10 companies receiving U.S. patents last year were U.S. companies. • IBM’s once promising PC business is now owned by a Chinese company. - Rising Above the Gathering Storm

  5. Charge to the National Academies • What actions could federal policymakers take re: science and technology so that the United States can successfully compete, prosper, and be secure in the 21st century? • What steps could be used to implement each of those actions? • In response, the National Academies formed a committee from leaders in academia, industry and government.

  6. Rising Above the Gathering Storm • 20 Recommendations • K-12 Education • Basic Research • Higher Education • Economic Policy • Top Priority Area: K-12 Education

  7. National Science Foundation • OIA • CISE • BIO • ENG • SBE • EHR • GEO • MPS

  8. National Science Foundation Merit Review Criteria • What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity? • What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?

  9. Intellectual Merit • How important is the proposed activity to advancing knowledge and understanding within its own field or across different fields? • How well qualified is the proposer (individual or team) to conduct the project? • To what extent does the proposed activity suggest/explore creative, original, or potentially transformative concepts? • How well conceived and organized is the proposed activity? • Is there sufficient access to resources?

  10. Broader Impacts • Advancement of discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training and learning • Participation of underrepresented groups • Enhancement of infrastructure for research and education • Dissemination of results to enhance scientific and technological understanding • Benefits to society Any proposal that does not address these criteria in the Project Summary will be returned without review.

  11. C-MORE Outreach Box • Play around with activities • Identify the key science concepts • Pick one activity -- How would you present it at an outreach event with random visitors walking by? • Could you use this activity to introduce your field or about science research/careers in general? Next up: Outreach tips & 2-5 minute presentations

  12. What are Some Tips for Presenting Outreach Activities?

  13. Upcoming Assignments • For Jan 30 • One assigned ‘national’ reading (Bertrand & Mullainathan 2003 or Moss-Racusin et al 2012) • One ‘local’ reading (Trask 1992) • Submit project proposal • For Feb 6: • Read mentoring booklet (buy, borrow or read free online) http: www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=5789

  14. Mini-Reflection #3 1. How might participating in outreach events benefit your career? 2. How might you present outreach activities differently, as a result of today’s class? Please include your name, enough info so you remember the question, & today’s date (Jan 23) 2