The Broader Impacts Guy
Michael Thompson is on the Senior Staff of the Vice President for Research, Affliate Professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, and the Founding Director of the Broader Impacts in Research (BIR) organization at the University of Oklahoma. BIR was formally established on December 31st, 2013. The Broader Impacts in Research organization serves as a point of contact at the University of Oklahoma to institutionalize a Broader Impacts culture as well as gain knowledge and get help in developing, implementing, and evaluating high quality Broader Impact programs and portfolios for and beyond Agency and NSF Criterion. This is done by helping faculty and other investigators link their research, teaching, and public service to transformational outcomes that are relevant to individuals, diverse communities, and society at-large. Through the development of higher quality broader impacts, higher quality broader impacts programs, higher quality broader impacts portfolios, and BI identity, BIR can help all faculty be more impactful in every aspect of their professional careers.
Joined May 2018 · University of Oklahoma