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IMPAQ Your World - February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Project Updates

On January 25, Andrea Beesley attended the Furthering Girls' Math Identity Researcher-Practitioner Meeting in New York. The meeting was supported by the National Science Foundation through a grant to FHI360, and formerly IMPAQ, to form and support a Networked Improvement Community around girls’ math identity. The purpose of the meeting was to connect researchers and practitioners through issues of mutual interest.

Video from the recent State Health Practice Database for Research (SHPDR) Launch Webinar is now available online. The video transcript and webinar agenda are also available. IMPAQ is developing SHPDR, including the selection of content, database design and development, and website design and development, for the National Institutes of Health.

Presentations & Publications

The American Association for Public Opinion Research has accepted two presentations from our Survey Division for their upcoming annual conference this May in New Orleans. Frost Hubbard, Cheryl Wiese, and Amy Djangali will present “Modeling Contact and Cooperation in an Administrative Record Based Mail/CATI Survey,” and Michelle Cantave and Amy Djangali will present “Reducing the Number of Pages of a Mail Questionnaire in a Mail/CATI Mixed Mode Survey: How Does It Affect the Response Rates and Costs of Each Mode?” with Eban Lewis from the Center for the Study of Services.

Jaime Meza-Cordero paper, “Learn to Play and Play to Learn: Evaluation of the One Laptop per Child Program in Costa Rica,” has been published in the Journal of International Development.

Good News @ IMPAQ

The American Heart Association awarded IMPAQ a Bronze Achievement award in recognition of outstanding efforts and achievement for raising more than $6,000 for the Greater Maryland Heart Walk. Dan Kaplan, Bryan Gale, and Peter Morrison attended the reception to accept the award.

Each year, Girl Scout Cookie customers purchase cookies for US service members and community organizations through Operation Taste of Home, a community service component of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. This year, IMPAQ Research Associate Justine Wager is helping sell cookies for the Girl Scout Troop #320 and raising donations for Operation Taste of Home. Through IMPAQ’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, IMPAQ will match the number of boxes IMPAQ employees purchase and donate them to Operation Taste of Home.

Upcoming Conferences

IMPAQ will present and exhibit at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA from March 5-9.

IMPAQ will exhibit at the Maryland Workforce Association's Raising the Bar Conference in Ellicott City, MD from March 15-16.

IMPAQ will present and exhibit at the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Conference, in Washington, DC from March 16-18.

IMPAQ will exhibit at the Southeastern Employment and Training Association (SETA) Spring Conference in Jacksonville, FL from March 19-22.

IMPAQ will exhibit at the Devex Global Development Career Forum in Washington, DC on March 24.

IMPAQ will present and exhibit at the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Forum in Washington, DC from March 25-28.