MCB congratulates ARIS director, Dr. Susan Renoe, who was just named 2021 AAAS Fellow

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Dr. Susan Renoe, Executive Director of the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS), was elected as a 2021 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science journals.

Dr. Renoe was one of the 564 scientists, engineers, and innovators across a range of scientific disciplines recently elected as fellows for their distinguished achievements in the scientific enterprise. Dr. Renoe is recognized for her “distinguished contributions and commitment to strengthening the societal impacts of science and engineering by building capacity, advancing scholarship, growing partnerships across multiple institutions, and promoting effective public engagement.”

In 2014, Dr. Renoe was awarded a Research Coordination Network (RCN) grant (MCB-1408736), which founded the National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) with the mission of establishing a community of practice that promoted the development of long-term, scalable institutional capacity as well as participation in larger effects activities. Former MCB program director, Dr. Karen Cone, who managed the grant, states “Dr. Renoe, as the leader of NABI, was an amazingly effective catalyst in establishing the science and practice of broader impacts and bringing a new level of professionalism to the field. This award is a well-deserved honor.” The success of NABI eventually led to the creation of ARIS (OIA-1810732), which supports engagement in broader impacts efforts and providing resources to researchers and practitioners.

MCB applauds Dr. Renoe and her efforts in broadening participation and engaging communities across the U.S. and abroad and congratulates her and all named 2021 AAAS Fellows. In a previous virtual office hour, Dr. Renoe joined MCB program directors to discuss how to ensure broader impact and broadening participation plans have real impact. Visit these links to view the presentation and recording.