How to Create a High-Quality Engagement Plan to Disseminate STEM Research and Innovations

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The Evidence Quality and Reach Hub (EQR Hub) hosted a free webinar on creating high-quality engagement plans for sharing STEM research and innovations. Emily Loney, senior researcher and communication expert at the American Institutes for Research, reviewed the benefits of creating an engagement plan, introduced the main components of such a plan, and discussed what types of products get noticed by educational stakeholders (e.g., practitioners, policymakers, families and community members).  

Audience: Current and aspiring National Science Foundation DRK-12 grantees; early career researchers interested in PreK–12 STEM or Knowledge Transformation; general public

Follow-Up Opportunity: All registrants will be invited to join a community of practice (CoP) to dig deeper into topics covered in the webinar and to develop their own engagement plan for a current or future research and design project. As part of the CoP experience, you will interact directly with subject matter experts and receive feedback on your engagement plans. Beginner and experienced aspiring and current NSF grantees welcome!


About the EQR Hub:  The primary purpose of the Evidence Quality and Reach Hub (EQR Hub) is to provide needs-driven virtual learning opportunities for current and aspiring National Science Foundation Discovery Research PreK–12 (DRK–12) grantees. These education sessions prepare grantees to advance the quality of STEM research and design in DRK–12 projects and enhance broader impacts across the program portfolio.

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Webinar Slides 1.55 MB