Unveiling Impact Identities: A Path for Connecting Science and Society

Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Community Outreach Programs, Exhibitions, Parks, Outdoor, and Garden Exhibits, Informal/Formal Connections, Higher Education Programs
Audience: 
General Public | Scientists
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | General STEM | Geoscience and geography | Nature of science
Access and Inclusion: 
Ethnic/Racial
Organization:
Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning
Description: 

We propose a thoughtful process for scientists to develop their “impact identity”, a concept that integrates scholarship in a scientific discipline with societal needs, personal preferences, capacities and skills, and one’s institutional context. Approaching broader impacts from a place of integrated identity can support cascading impacts that develop over the course of a career. We argue identity is a productive driver that can improve outcomes for scientists and for society. Widespread adoption of the concept of impact identity may also have implications for the recruitment and retention of a more diverse range of scientist.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Award Number: 
1612808
Funder(s): 
NSF
Award Number: 
1212803
Funder(s): 
NSF
Award Number: 
1408736
Citation
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icy011
Publication Name: 
Integrative & Comparative Biology
Volume: 
58
Number: 
1
Page Number: 
58-66

Team Members

Julie RisienAuthor

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