MSU student receives ARIS scholarship | MSUToday

The Center for Advancing Research Impacts in Society is pleased to announce Trina Van Schyndel, Michigan State University, Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education; and Membership Director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, is a recipient of a fellowship.

As an ARIS Fellow, Van Schyndel will work on the project “Resources for Interdisciplinary Teams Seeking to Include Community-Engaged Practitioners and Scholars in the Arts, Design, and Humanities.”

The 2022 class of ARIS Scholars includes one individual scholarship and six team scholarships, awarded at $5,000 and $7,500 respectively. The goal of the program is to increase the quality and availability of research impact scholarship and resources to improve design and practice.

“The ARIS community brings together professionals from a rich diversity of backgrounds and professional practices. The 2022 Scholars project series reflects this diversity,” said Julie Risien, associate director of the STEM Research Center at Oregon State University and co-investigator of ARIS.

2022 Fellows will conduct collaborative research and synthesize available evidence to create tools and resources that help the research community advance the quality of their work on research impacts. Fellows work in coordination with each other and with ARIS while developing their own professional capacities. Their projects will undergo external peer review and will be presented to the ARIS community at the annual ARIS Summit and other workshops organized by ARIS and cooperating organizations.

Risien anticipates that 2022 Fellows will develop tools to support engagement and partnerships in the humanities, arts, design, and science policy; provide guidance for scalable inclusive science communication practice and the integration of undergraduate teaching with broader impacts; and improving cybersecurity through media literacy.

Learn more about the 2022 Fellows and their projects on the ARIS website.