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RIA #35: Julie Risien on Broader Impacts


Julie Risien

Julie Risien

On this episode, Katie is joined by Julie Risien, who manages operations and programs at the Center for Lifelong STEM Learning at Oregon State University. Her work focuses on campus-wide initiatives including building a network to improve research impacts and managing transdisciplinary STEM research programs. She serves as an advisor to the OSU office of research development and the NSF-funded Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education; Julie is also a steering committee member on the NSF-funded National Alliance for Broader Impacts. Julie’s background in research planning and administration includes 10 years at OSU with Oregon Sea Grant and the Institute for Natural Resources. Her background also includes many years working for non-profit organizations including the Environment Now Foundation and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Pacific Islands. Julie has a Masters of Science in Marine Resource Management from the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU and is currently working on her PhD in Environmental Sciences.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Broader Impacts [00:00-14:35]

In this first segment, Julie defines the concept of “broader impacts” and talks about where the concept originated.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: OSU Research Impacts Network (ORIN) [14:36-27:58]

In segment two, Julie shares about a campus initiative at Oregon State University to support broader impacts.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip: Research on Networks [00:00-11:04]

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

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