Improving Your Broader Impacts Workshop
Location: UW Fishery Sciences Building
COSEE OLC collaborated with Washington Sea Grant to host an all day workshop at the University of Washington. The workshop is an expansion of the program our center did in 2010 and provided a greater number of sessions related to broader impacts. We were excited to have other COSEE centers join us as presenters at the workshop including COSEE NOW presenting virtually on Using Social Media Tools; COSEE PP doing sessions on Using Visual Data From Research and Concept Mapping; and COSEE AK, COSEE PP, COSEE OLC, OR Sea Grant and WA Sea Grant presenting together on How Northwest COSEEs and Sea Grants Can Assist with Broader Impacts. The 150 plus workshop attendees included scientists, faculty, post docs, staff, graduate students and members of outreach organizations from Western Washington and Oregon. Other session topics included: communicating to the media, decision makers, K-12 students and lay audiences; using what you and your lab already do; existing opportunities, resources and support; using citizen science; program evaluation; and fellowship opportunities for graduate students engaged in education, outreach and post-doctoral teaching. The workshop concluded with a social networking opportunity for participants to meet with local and regional outreach organizations who had displays and information on ways scientists can engage as part of their broader impacts.