NSF Broader Impacts for Research and Discovery Summit

Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 8:00pm to Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 8:00pm

We invite you to apply to participate in the NSF Broader Impacts for
Research and Discovery Summit, http://www.nsfbirds.org/, to be held June 21-23,
2010, in D.C.  The Broader Impacts Summit is being 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 and Network Systems, and Computing and
Communication Foundations).

The goal of the Broader Impacts Summit is to discuss, present, and
subsequently develop guidance materials for the NSF CISE research
community on how to effectively integrate activities that address the NSF
broader impacts review criteria into their research proposals and
subsequent research. To meet this goal, we are hosting a 2-day summit
where (1) several examples of projects with superior broader impacts will
be presented and (2) 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.

Applications will consist of a brief (no more than 1 page, 12 point font) description of your interest in NSF's broader impact criteria. Your description could also include project(s) you have done, or projects that you would like to do, to increase the broad impact of your research. For any project discussed, please also state your method (or proposed method) of evaluating the impact of your activities, as well as any outcome from completed evaluations.  In addition, you must submit a 2-page bio in NSF's standard format (see http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf10_1/gpg_2.jsp#IIC2f).

Deadline for applications:  Friday, April 30th, Midnight EDT
Notification:  by Thursday, May 20th

We expect that participants will stay for the full 2-day summit and
participate in the working groups. A tentative agenda is below. A web site for the
Summit is under construction at http://www.nsfBIRDS.org/.

As you know, the five NSF broader impact criteria are:
       1.  Advance science while promoting teaching, training and learning;
       2.  Broaden participation of underrepresented groups;
       3.  Enhance infrastructure for research and education;
       4.  Provide broad dissemination to enhance scientific and technological understanding; and
       5.  Highlight the benefit to society.

This Broader Impacts Summit is being organized by Tracy Camp (Colorado
School of Mines) and Juan Gilbert (Clemson University), with the
assistance of Samir Khuller (University of Maryland) and Judy Goldsmith
(University of Kentucky), and the guidance of the following NSF officials:
       Ty Znati, Division Director, CISE/CNS
       Harriet G. Taylor, Program Director, CISE/CNS
       Pamela Jennings, Program Director, CISE/IIS
       Tracy Kimbrel, Program Director, CISE/CCF
       Susan Winter, Program Director, CISE/OCI
       Kera Johnson, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, CISE/CNS
       Camsie Matis, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, CISE/CNS

As mentioned, the Summit will take place in D.C., June 21st-23rd, 2010. We
expect the Summit to begin on June 21st at 7pm and end on June 23rd at 4pm.
Most of the sessions will be held at the Waterview conference center (which
is centrally located in Rosslyn, across the Key bridge from Georgetown).
Summit attendees will stay at the adjacent Palomar hotel.

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 this
submission process. Reasonable travel expenses are expected to be covered by an NSF


NSF Broader Impacts for Research and Discovery Summit
June 21-23, 2010
Tentative Agenda

Monday, June 21st
       7-9pm: reception, introductions, and keynote

Tuesday, June 22nd
       8-9am breakfast
       9-10:30am focus on broader impact areas #1 and #2
       10:30-11am break
       11-12:30pm focus on broader impact areas #3 and #4
       12:30-1:30 lunch
       1:30-3pm focus on broader impact area #5 and working group tasks
       3-3:30pm break and separate into 10 working groups (two for each
impact area)
       3:30-6pm 10 working groups meet
       6-7:30pm dinner

Wednesday, June 23rd
       8-9am breakfast
       9-10:30am short reports on status of each working group
       10:30-11am break and separate into 5 working groups (one for each
impact area)
       11-2pm 5 working groups meet, boxed lunches
       2-2:30pm break
       2:30-4pm reports on outcome of each working group



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