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Increased Partnerships among Academia, Industry, Government, and Non-Profits

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 Conduct two-week scholar exchanges of pre-tenure, U.S.-based researchers to collaborate with international network members allow early-career scholars to gain exposure and deepen global partnerships
Yes Yes Yes Develop testbed for novel networking strategies that grow wider set of researchers and provides transferable best practices to other fields
Yes Build upon existing partnerships with national labs to expose trainees to environments outside US academia and disseminate project findings. Trainees will regularly visit national labs to perform fundamental experiments related to dissertations and publish joint papers.
Yes Yes Develop a capstone project opportunity where diverse senior students—recruited with assistance from the Women in Technology Learning Community—apply project design methods and present as teams to industrial representatives at the Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center meeting.
Yes Establish a Center for Laser and Plasma Manufacturing that brings together multidisciplinary experts in academia, industry, and government in a collaborative venture to transition fundamental research discoveries to novel, commercial-ready technologies.

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