Description of the Research Project and Implications of Participation

As a participant in an Early Career workshop, you are being asked to take part in a research project conducted by the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. We received funding from the National Science Foundation for this project (DUE #1821138 and #1821317). The purpose of this research is:

  • to collect and analyze data for the current workshop to ensure the continuous evaluation record and program alignment with ongoing workshop goals, and
  • to conduct a retrospective study of the influence of the Early Career workshop on past workshop participants. The retrospective study will investigate and document how past participants report their Early Career experiences as influencing their professional lives.  

If you agree to take part in this study, we will analyze the information you submit in the application and registration forms, as well as the materials you submit as part of the workshop and its follow-on activities (e.g. evaluation forms, follow-up surveys). 

This data will be incorporated into our research results in aggregate. Presentation of the material will be confined to project work groups, professional publications, and conferences. When individual quotes are used to illustrate important points, your name will not be identified. There are no foreseeable risks resulting from your participation. Your participation in this workshop is voluntary and you may leave at any time.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Dr. Ellen Iverson, Director of Evaluation at the Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 55057. Phone: (507) 222-7096, email:

Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects at Carleton College, c/o Office of the Associate Dean of the College, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield MN 55057; telephone (507) 222-4301.