NSF Broader Impacts Special Report

Scientific progress comes in all shapes and sizes. Researchers peer at the microscopic gears of genomes, scan the heavens for clues of our origins. They unearth wind-weathered fossils, labor over complex circuitry, guide students through the maze of learning. Disparate fields, researchers and methods united by one thing: potential.

Every NSF grant has the potential to not only advance knowledge, but benefit society -- what we call broader impacts. Just like the kaleidoscopic nature of science, broader impacts come in many forms. No matter the method, however, broader impacts ensure all NSF-funded science works to better our world. Read more about it in this newly-issued NSF Broader Impacts special report: http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/special/broaderimpacts/.  


The graphic and story above are reprinted from the National Science Foundation at http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/special/broaderimpacts/ 11/12/14.