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Board 194: A Community-Driven Process for Developing NSF Review Panelists

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

Start Date

June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Tagged Topics

Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

9

DOI

10.18260/1-2--42587

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https://peer.asee.org/42587

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Rebecca A Bates Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Rebecca A. Bates received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. She also received the M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School. She is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Integrated Engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato and is a Fellow of ASEE.

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Lisa Benson Clemson University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5517-2289

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Lisa Benson is a Professor of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, and the past editor of the Journal of Engineering Education. Her research focuses on the interactions between student motivation and their learning experiences. Her projects include studies of student perceptions, beliefs and attitudes towards becoming engineers and scientists, and their development of problem-solving skills, self-regulated learning practices, and epistemic beliefs. Other projects in the Benson group involve students’ navigational capital, and researchers’ schema development through the peer review process. Dr. Benson is an American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow, and a member of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Tau Beta Pi. She earned a B.S. in Bioengineering (1978) from the University of Vermont, and M.S. (1986) and Ph.D. (2002) in Bioengineering from Clemson University.

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Randi Sims Clemson University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6380-2460

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Randi is a current Ph.D. student in the department of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University. Her research interests center around undergraduate research experiences using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Her career goals are to work as an evaluator or consultant on educationally based research projects with an emphasis on statistical analyses and big data.

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Kelsey Watts Clemson University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-4481-6303

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Kelsey Watts is a recent graduate of Clemson University. She is part of the Engineering Education Research Peer Review Training (EER PERT) team and has also developed Systems Biology outreach modules for high school students.

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Karin Jensen University of Michigan Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-9456-5042

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Karin Jensen, Ph.D. (she/her) is an assistant professor in biomedical engineering and engineering education research at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include student mental health and wellness, engineering student career pathways, and engagement of engineering faculty in engineering education research.

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Evan Ko University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign

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Evan is recent undergraduate graduate in Bioengineering with a minor in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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Gary Lichtenstein Arizona State University

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Gary Lichtenstein, Ed.D., is founder and principal of Quality Evaluation Designs, a firm specializing in education research and program evaluation. He is also Affiliate Associate faculty member in Rowan University's Experiential Engineering Education department.

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Abstract

Peer review of grant proposals is critical to the National Science Foundation (NSF) funding process for STEM disciplinary and education research. Despite this, scholars receive little training in effective and constructive review of proposals beyond definitions of review criteria and an overview of strategies to avoid bias and communicate clearly. Senior researchers often find that their reviewing skills improve and develop over time, but variations in reviewer starting points can have a negative impact on the value of reviews for their intended audiences of program officers, who make funding recommendations, and principal investigators, who drive the research or want to improve their proposals. Building on the journal review component of the Engineering Education Research Peer Review Training (EER PERT) project, which is designed to develop EER scholars’ peer review skills through mentored reviewing experiences, this paper describes a program designed to provide professional development for proposal reviewing and provides initial evaluation results.

Bates, R. A., & Benson, L., & Sims, R., & Watts, K., & Jensen, K., & Ko, E., & Lichtenstein, G. (2023, June), Board 194: A Community-Driven Process for Developing NSF Review Panelists Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42587

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