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Collaborating with Faculty on Broader Impacts Portions of the NSF Grant Proposal Process Regarding K-12 Outreach

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2019 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity

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Crystal City, Virginia

Publication Date

April 14, 2019

Start Date

April 14, 2019

End Date

April 22, 2019

Conference Session

Track: Faculty - Technical Session 2

Tagged Topics

Diversity and Faculty

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13

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Christine Newman Johns Hopkins University

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CHRISTINE A. NEWMAN, M.B.A.
Assistant Dean, Center for Educational Outreach, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (410) 516-4473; email: cnewma13@jhu.edu

Professional Preparation:
Virginia Polytechnic and State University B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1989
Marshall University MBA 1995

Appointments:
2010-Present Assistant Dean, Center for Educational Outreach, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2007-2009 Director, Business Transformation Office, Single Family Mortgage Division, Fannie Mae, Washington DC
2005-2007 Program Pricing Director, Restatement Division, Fannie Mae, Washington, DC
2000-2005 Senior Program Manager, eBusiness Division, Fannie Mae, Washington, DC
1999-2000 Senior Product Manager, Essential Technologies, Inc., Rockville, MD
1998-1999 Product Manager, Essential Technologies, Inc., Rockville, MD
1994-1998 Manager, Air Programs, Apex Environmental Inc., Rockville, MD
1993-1994 Senior Environmental Engineer, Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics, Inc., Charleston, WV
1989-1992 Advanced Systems Engineer, Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics, Inc., Charleston, WV

Synergistic Activities:
Project Leadership Team for STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES), an NSF Funded Math Science Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools Grant No. DUE-1237992, 2012 – 2018.
Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education contributor 2017 and 2018
100K in 10 project team, 2019
Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia, License No. 021864, 1996-2010
Board of Directors, Maryland Science Olympiad, 2010-present; Chair, 2017 - present
Co-Lead, STEM workgroup, Consortium for Urban Education, Baltimore, MD 2014-2015
Maryland State Department of Education STEM Equity workgroup 2014-2015
Champions Board, Mid Atlantic Girls Collaborative Network

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Abstract

Keywords: pre-college, faculty, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status

A STEM outreach center within an R1 university has developed a successful process for collaborating with faculty who desire to do K-12 outreach as part of their NSF grant proposal’s broader impacts section. Over time the center has developed elementary, middle and high school programming that includes one day events and multi-day programs that serve students from the local school district. The leadership of the center has made a point of attending all new faculty orientations and introducing themselves as the center to contact if faculty want to do K-12 STEM outreach. They’ve established protocols for advance notice, letters of collaboration and budgets. And they’ve had enough success with faculty that have won NSF awards, that partner faculty are telling other faculty about the center, in particular for CAREER grant proposals. Additionally, the center tracks faculty and student participation and regularly make the rounds of the department faculty meetings to provide updates to the faculty on their impact on K-12 students and involvement of faculty and student volunteers. The benefits to faculty are that they do not have to re-invent the wheel, because the center has already developed the infrastructure for K-12 outreach in the local school district. Also, their broader impacts K-12 outreach proposals will be more realistic and feasible because the center knows what to include in the budget and because they are collaborating with experienced staff at the center. Lastly, because the local school district enrolls large percentages of both underserved and underrepresented groups, the center’s proposals are attractive to NSF and make the faculty feel good about contributing to the pipeline of underrepresented STEM students.

Newman, C. (2019, April), Collaborating with Faculty on Broader Impacts Portions of the NSF Grant Proposal Process Regarding K-12 Outreach Paper presented at 2019 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity , Crystal City, Virginia. https://peer.asee.org/31749

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