Broader Impacts

“Broader impacts” describe the effects of research on society—the benefits beyond academia to the economy, public policy, science literacy, the increased participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM, the environment, and community partnerships, to name a few. The Lawrence Hall of Science plays a critical role in this effort! Our education experts partner with STEM researchers to bring inspiring and innovative educational experiences to communities and audiences beyond the walls of UC Berkeley. 

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The Lawrence Hall of Science will help tailor broader impact plans to the interests and STEM field of the STEM researcher, while also meeting the needs and requirements of each grant. Utilizing project teams from across the organization, we have the capacity to craft, execute, and measure broader impact activities. Outcomes and products have included new planetarium programs, science communication classes, exhibits, K-12 curricula, community citizen science activities, and multimedia products including books, videos, and websites.

Project Examples

Two students are using a microscope and viewing results on a screen during a STROBE science activity

STROBE

STROBE is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center focused on developing the microscopes of tomorrow—new imaging techniques that help scientists and engineers understand the structure, properties, and interactions inside biological and engineered materials in real time.

Tuff Pupil

Tuff Pupil

This animated series was produced with Computer Science faculty to help young people learn important ideas related to cyber security. Parents, educators, librarians and community leaders – please use these videos with youth in your homes, schools and youth orgs to support conversations about how to safely and smartly use the internet. Y ahora, el episodio uno está en español.

How to Train Your Robot book cover in which three students are examining a robot vacuum cleaner.

How To Train Your Robot

How To Train Your Robot by Blooma Goldberg, Ken Goldberg, and Ashley Chase, illustrated by D. Clegg (with support from […]

DIY Lake Science

DIY Lake Science

Dive to the bottom of a lake. DIY Lake Science allows families and educators to investigate and learn about lakes […]

Our Mindsets

The Lawrence Hall of Science takes care to work with STEM researchers to create broader impact projects that: 

  • Actively involve target audience, participants, and partners
  • Value the language, values, customs, beliefs, worldviews, and ways of knowing of the people that we serve
  • Utilize evidence-based practices 
  • Are scalable
  • Include outcomes that are measurable

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Looking to collaborate? We’d love to speak to you.

Our Mindsets

“Broader impacts” describe the effects of research on society–the benefits beyond academia to the economy, public policy, science literacy, the increased participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM, the environment, and community partnerships, to name a few. The Lawrence Hall of Science plays a critical role in this effort! Our education experts partner with STEM researchers to bring inspiring and innovative educational experiences to communities and audiences beyond the walls of UC Berkeley.

Our Impact

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Our Services

We work with our partners to communicate STEM research and knowledge learned through grant projects to a wider audience where together we can make a big impact.

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