The Oklahoma BI Infrastructure Project

How did this Project get started? The Broader Impacts in Research (BIR) organization, was established in December 2013 by the University of Oklahoma (OU), with partial funding provided by the National Science Foundation's Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), to support broader impact (BI) endeavors at OU and across the State. BIR establishes vertical and horizontal integration between students, faculty, programs, centers, schools, departments, colleges, universities, organizations throughout the state, and society-at-large.

Who can participate? Beginning in 2016 individuals from any college, institution, and any approved organization operating in the State of Oklahoma may participate free of charge. We will come to your organization, college, or institution!

What are our initial key offerings? We offer BI seminars, presentations, and trainings; BI faculty / post doc roundtable discussions; BI identity development; BI and BI identity graduate student training; and BI cooperation / collaboration development. There will be more to come in the future!

Who is currently participating? The stars on the map below represent the locations of colleges and universities who have either been initially contacted for participation or individuals who are already participating in the Oklahoma BI infrastrucutre Project. If we have not contacted you and you would like to participate or have any questions please email Dr. Michael Thompson,