BI Sucess Stories

Daniel McIntosh, Astronomy & Astrophysics

“The sweet spot is that there’s a large pool of students who don’t have great resources and who may not look impressive on paper, but ...
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Hani Salim, Engineering

“Freshmen often come to Engineering not sure of which discipline they wish to pursue. High school is the right time to start thinking about where ...
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Mary K. Shenk, Anthropology

“My broader impacts come out of the project itself.” Anthropologist Mary Shenk’s research investigates the causes of the demographic transition to low fertility in rural ...
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Donald Burke-Aguero, Biochemistry and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

“I’ve always struggled with this broader impacts thing, and I know people who won’t apply to NSF because they don’t understand broader impacts.” In order ...
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Heather Hunt, Bioengineering

“It is important for both boys and girls to identify with women in STEM fields.” “Engineering is about making the world a better place, and ...
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Candace Galen, Biological Sciences

The point of broader impacts is that you’re creating learning benefits and enriching the educational resources of the partner you’re working with. If they come ...
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Carol Ward, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

“We try to help people as much as we can and talk to people about what they need help with.” – Dr. Carol Ward Dr ...
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Lesa Beamer, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Lesa Beamer, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is accustomed to teaching students about science using powerful microscopes, not pipe cleaners. But when she was ...
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Casey Holliday, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

It’s not hard to get kids excited about dinosaurs. Dr. Casey Holliday has used this to his advantage when developing his broader impact activities. As ...
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Chi-Ren Shyu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Chi-Ren Shyu is chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the director of the University of Missouri Informatics Institute, a campus-wide doctoral ...
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Suzanne Burgoyne, Theatre

“Performing theater is an opportunity to experience the world through the eyes of the playwright, to develop empathy, to learn things about how the world ...
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