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New infrastructure award on building the science and practice of evidence-based policymaking

Dec 2, 2021

Penn State’s Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative (EIC) has been awarded an infrastructure grant supporting the transition and development of state-of-the-art tools to accelerate evidence-informed policymaking. This two-year award from The Pew Charitable Trusts provides over $1.4 million and the…

Program aims to enhance inclusion and belonging for Penn State STEM professionals

Sep 22, 2021

An innovative program to help increase inclusion among underrepresented groups within STEM professions recently received a grant from Penn State’s Office of Educational Equity. The program, known as the Research Professionals Network, or ResearchPros, seeks to bridge communications and strengthen…

Penn State influences PA governmental response to pandemic

Jul 7, 2020

Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) is making an impact in Pennsylvania’s governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic through an increased presence in state-level activities. Michael Donovan, associate director of SSRI’s Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative and the director of…

Penn State participates in virtual social science advocacy day

May 14, 2020

The Consortium of Social Science Association’s (COSSA) Annual Social Science Advocacy Day looked a little different this year due to COVID-19 and the response of social distancing. However, for Penn State researchers, the numerous ways social and behavioral science is helping to combat the pandemic…