2018 Broader Impact Highlights
2018 Broader Impact Highlights

What Has Been Achieved:

A geospatial tool that enables users to identify minority-serving, primarily undergraduate, and non-R1 institutions in specific geographical areas, selecting for research activity in areas of interest, to enhance visibility and accessibility.

Importance of Achievement:

This tool is designed to broaden participation and strengthen trans-disciplinary community connections through travel extension and is also designed in a manner that can potentially serve additional use cases.

Unique Features of the MIP That Enabled Project:

Platform mission and scale enabled the implementation and hosting of an IT-intensive community tool.

Data Sources (Updated upon release of new datasets):

  1. NSF Support of Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, Slocum & Scholl, 2013

  2. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (version from 04/19/2018) – Basic Classification (R1, R2, R3, Tribal College), all other fields of institutions

  3. National Center for Educational Statistics: College Navigator (version from 04/19/2018) – HBCUs, address data

  4. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, 2016 Eligible Hispanic-Serving Institutions

  5. U.S. Department of Education, Accredited Postsecondary Minority Institutions, from IPEDS Spring 2007 survey

  6. Geocodio (www.geocod.io), for mapping postal addresses of all institutions to geocoordinates

Higher education R&D (HERD) expenditures and headcount, by state, institutional control, institution, and R&D field: FY 2015

Credits/Names: Konrad Hilse

Download PDF Version: MIP 2DCC-1539916_ STEPFORWARD Tool.pdf

Year of Research Highlight: 2018

Select a Highlight Type: Broader Impact Highlight