Last chance to register for ‘Partnering for Impact’ workshop

News for Researchers

Posted March 1, 2024 by Dan Moser

A workshop on cultivating effective impact partnerships to enhance the societal impacts of research is scheduled for March 5 via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for the 2-4 p.m. session.    

All scholars want their work to have impact within and beyond academia, and public and private sponsors of research increasingly expect the societal impacts of projects to be described in funding proposals. Yet the specialized nature of scholarly work means faculty often lack the knowledge and resources to engage meaningfully with diverse stakeholders to conceptualize, implement and evaluate the impact of their work.    

In this workshop, research impact coordinator Jocelyn Bosley will discuss the elements of a successful impact partnership; best practices for identifying and approaching prospective partners; and how faculty can leverage strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships to further their impact goals. She will be joined by Nebraska faculty and their community partners, who will share experiences and insights for developing and sustaining effective impact partnerships.     

Featured panelists:    

Louise Lynch O’Brien, assistant professor of insect biology, will be joined by Jeff Hamik of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Neal Bryan of Pioneers Park to discuss their work on Tick Tag Go, a project to establish baseline data on tick distributions in Nebraska.   

Jodi Sangster, Nebraska EPSCoR outreach coordinator, will be joined by Tracy Niday and Misty Wehling of Southeast Community College and Niraj Patel of Neogen Corp. to discuss their National Science Foundation-funded partnership to develop a course-based research experience for Nebraska high schools and community colleges. 

Rebecca Wachs, assistant professor of biological systems engineering, will be joined by Jeanette Wellsandt of Nebraska’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to discuss their National Science Foundation-funded partnership to connect rehabilitation engineering students with adult learners 50 and over, sharing cutting-edge research on alternative therapies for low back pain.

For more information, contact Jocelyn Bosley, research impact coordinator, Office of Research and Economic Development.    


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