Step 1 - What do you want to do?

The first step in planning a viable Broader Impact project, is to figure out how the goals of your research will be useful to potential audiences.

For more guidance on this, please review How is my research relevant to society?

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Take away message...

More bacteria are helpful than harmful.

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Scientific questions in my proposal:

Elements I want to highlight in my BI project:

My science is relevant to this audience because...

Members of my audience often believe that all bacteria are the same everywhere and are harmful. They do not fully understand species diversity, what influences this diversity, and the important roles bacteria play in the ocean environment. Without these microorganisms, carbon would be trapped in dead organisms and carbon and other nutrients would not be available to support life on Earth.

As a reminder, here are some of your earlier notes...

Why does this information matter to my target audience:

Potential benefits of sharing this information with my target audience:

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