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03/10/ 2020 NSF Broader Impacts Identity & Design Workshop

225 King Shaw Hall (ILR Conference Center)
12-2 PM with lunch provided from 11:30 AM-Noon


This workshop aims to develop an innovative  pathway connecting early career faculty and their science with society within the context of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) vision for broader impacts.

Using a constructivist approach, we plan to help researchers identify strategic impact opportunities relevant to their work. Through reflection, writing, group work and discussion, researchers will begin to unravel and develop their unique “impact identities.” A well-defined “impact identity” can serve as the foundation integrating scientific research with societal impacts over the course of a career. Broader impacts resources, partnership opportunities and researcher case studies will  also be explored.

Early career faculty hoping to establish ongoing NSF support, as well as established faculty seeking to strengthen the broader impacts components of future NSF proposals, are encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by Cornell’s Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, this workshop is limited to 20 faculty. For more information, contact or 255-6867.

About the Facilitator:

Tiffany Fleming, MA, Science Education,

Tiffany Fleming is the Broader Impacts Design Manager with the Office of Sponsored Programs. She develops resources to facilitate sustainable broader impacts projects between university researchers and community organizations via an NSF AISL grant (award #1610039). Tiffany has over 10 years of experience working with researchers across STEM fields to design, implement and assess Broader Impacts and STEM education programs both locally and nationally. She has written and co-authored competitive grants with the NSF, USDA, NY state, and private foundations, resulting in over $1.8 million in awards. Contact Tiffany at for more information.


Contact Information

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672