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IEEE Education Society Seminar: NSF Grant Proposals: Tips and Strategies for Writing the Evaluation Section, November 19, 2021

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Get an overview of important evaluation and assessment factors to consider when developing and submitting National Science Foundation grant proposals in this seminar. The presentation will be a dynamic discussion in which attendees will be encouraged to interject with questions and discussion points as they evolve throughout the presentation.

IEEE Education Society Seminar NSF Grant Proposals: Tips and Strategies for Writing the Evaluation Section
Presented by Megan O’Donnell, ASU Knowledge Enterprise

Friday, November 19, 2021
1–2 p.m.
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This discussion will highlight what documentation evaluators need from the principal investigator and grant team prior to grant submission and provide examples of evaluation methods and outcomes typically included in successfully funded proposals. Additionally, the presentation will include illustrations of logic models, which play a crucial role in aligning the vast and complex education, workforce development, diversity and inclusion activities and outcomes, all of which are expected to be assessed and reported to the NSF. 

About the speaker

Megan O’Donnell is a research scientist in the College Research and Evaluation Services Team, or CREST, housed in Knowledge Enterprise at ASU. Most of her evaluation projects are NSF-funded grants, although she also works on other projects, some of which are funded by the Department of Education and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Additionally, O’Donnell has been part of a Tri-ERC Education Consortium, or TEEC, that is developing a Multi-ERC Instrument Inventory, MERCII, which will eventually be open source. Lastly, O’Donnell has spearheaded an ERC evaluator working group, which meets and presents on various evaluation and assessment topics in engineering on a bimonthly basis.

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