Developing Broader Impacts and Outreach Activities

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Broader Impacts are the likely practical applications of research and education activities – in the short-term and/or long-term.

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

The Potential Partners section below lists partners (within UNH and beyond) that have indicated they’re interested in working with UNH researchers and project directors.


Broader Impacts and Partnership Resources

Resources developed specifically to help UNH researchers and scholars develop their broader impacts and outreach activity plans, selected resources from others, and NSF's Broader Impacts reports.

Broader Impacts Wizard

体育365 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.

体育365The 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 (NABI)

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 Center for Advancing the Societal Impacts of Research (ARIS) works with scientists and engagement practitioners to build capacity, advance scholarship, and grow partnerships, and provides resources to help them engage with and demonstrate the impact of research in their communities and society.


Other Resources


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.



Kathy Cataneo
Director, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-0357

Lynnette Hentges
Senior Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-2002

Michael Thompson
Senior Associate, Research Development
Phone: (603) 862-5255

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

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

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

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

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

An on-campus intellectually challenging experience for academically motivated high school students that provides a forum in a college campus setting in which high school students from South Eastern New Hampshire and Southern Maine can experience a series of presentations covering challenging interdisciplinary topics and interact with each other in discussion groups

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

Local implementation of the America Reads Challenge in which UNH undergraduates volunteer in local schools, libraries, and after-school programs to help elementary and middle school students improve their reading and writing skills through one-on-one support

Innovative underwater robotics program for classroom or after school

Student Competitions, e.g., , , ,

  • Biology Program
  • Electrical Engineering Technology Program
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

Camp for girls entering grades 6 & 7 that explores engineering fields; presented by women engineers

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

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

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

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 – Contact
Jen Bourgeault

Promotes STEM research and experimentation at high school level – Contact Subhash Minocha

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

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

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

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

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

Joint local/state/federal program working to protect and enhance estuarine resources

Chartered public school in Nashua, NH

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

(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

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

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

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

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

Research/educational opportunity for in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty

Active research participation by undergraduate students

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

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

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