Deadline to submit poster abstract: December 8, 2017

Call for Poster Presentations


Engaged Scholarship for Ethics and Responsible Innovation in STEM Fields

Workshop: March 14-15, 2018
James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Workshop Purpose

To share methods, outcomes, and experiences with engaged scholarship for ethics and responsible innovation in STEM fields.

Engaged Scholarship, by which the activities of academe meet the needs of external communities and vice versa (Van de Ven 2007), is a form of experiential learning that can serve as a bridge in linking students with real-world contexts for the issues and problems they are studying.

Peterson (2009) describes its usefulness as “providing a well-rounded education for students, a widening of the university’s knowledge base, and an empowering investment in community change,” and argues that there is a needed shift in higher education in this direction “in order to produce socially responsible students who are able to engage with the critical problems of our times.

Workshop Format

The 1.5 day workshop will include keynote presentations, student and community panels, interactive breakout sessions, and poster presentations.

Posters are welcome on ethics and responsible innovation courses, research projects and activities in STEM fields that incorporate engaged scholarship, such as:

  • collaborative, community-engaged research and learning involving STEM students
  • teaching social science research skills such as focus-group facilitation to STEM students
  • teaching civic-engagement theory and practice to STEM students

The workshop is free, but attendance is limited. Support of up to $500 is available to offset travel and lodging expenses for selected participants.


Submit a 500-750 word abstract of your poster presentation and an NSF-style 2-page biosketch via Google Form.

If you are unable to use the Google form, you may email your poster abstract and biosketch to Joe Herkert at

Available to download: NSF_Biosketch_template

Workshop supported by the National Science Foundation CCE STEM Program (Award No. 1540244) and the Genetic Engineering & Society Center, North Carolina State University.