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Fuller Participation of Women, Persons with Disabilities, and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM

Broader impacts can integrate one or multiple “cords” of research, education and outreach, and diversity activities, as mapped in examples below:

Research Education and Outreach Diversity Example impact
Yes Yes Center thrust leadership has high percentage of women and leverages NSF-funded, campus-wide ADVANCE (Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions) initiatives for center professional development.
Yes Yes Partner with the Purdue Integrative Data Science Initiative to develop a center-focused Data Mine Learning Community that leverages Data Mine participation track record of 70% female students, 20% Black females, 1 deaf student.
Yes Yes Host lab tours for Graduate Diversity Visitation Program that sponsors 100+ URM students to campus
Yes Yes Leverage the Summer Research Opportunity Program in the Purdue Graduate School that gives priority to undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in science.
Yes Yes Partner with the Purdue Veteran Success Center to recruit two veteran STEM students for academic year research projects.
Yes Develop a one-credit course Leadership and Diversity in Science and Technology that will raise awareness of challenges and opportunities facing diverse workplaces and build skills for fostering sensitivity and group productivity.
Yes Yes Collaborate with Women in Engineering Program to design Purdue Road School-related learning activities through demonstrations of connected vehicles and hands-on multi-modal congestion experiments that introduce middle school girls to transportation engineering careers.
Yes Yes Yes Develop a Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation with strong international partners that share complementary facilities, establish standards and protocols to enable cyberinfrastructure linkages, and train next-generation earthquake engineers. NEEShub accessible resources and computational infrastructure will better enable full participation of students from HBCU, MSI, and PUI institutions.
Yes Yes Yes Develop novel optical ultrafast microscope instrument through two distinct phases: (1) diverse participation and professional development in development efforts, and (2) broad access to the instrument in operation. In Phase 1, development will include underserved and minority populations recruited through the Purdue University-led NSF REU program “Analyze This!” Phase 2 will promote user-friendly and time-saving features of the novel instrument to increase access across diverse disciplinary fields as well as from primarily undergraduate institutions and public/private sector users.
Yes Yes Yes Use behavioral and MRI data to determine neurological basis of related math and reading disabilities presenting in STEM-related subjects.
Yes Yes Collaborate with Deaf Kids CODE to provide workshops at Purdue for deaf middle and high school students. Participants design and 3D print mobile microrobots using the 3D printer acquired for research on microbiotic systems.

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