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Ordinary Differential Equations in Real World Situations part of Ordinary Differential Equations in Real World Situations
Victor Donnay, Professor of Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College This course for junior and senior math majors uses mathematics, specifically the ordinary differential equations as used in mathematical modeling, to ...

Geology and Development of Modern Africa part of Geology and Development of Modern Africa
Barbara A. Tewksbury Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Science Department of Geology Hamilton College Clinton, NY 13323 phone 315-859-4713 e-mail: btewksbu@hamilton.edu Abstract The Geology and Development of Modern ...

The Power of Water part of Power of Water
The Power of Water (POW) is an integrated science course in Longwood University's general education program that explores basic science concepts, as well as questions of social responsibility and civic engagement

New Initiative to Harvest and Disseminate Pearls of Practice from the SENCER Community part of Newsletter Articles
Over the next three years, a team of SENCER practitioners will identify and refine such "Pearls of Practice," which will be published electronically in "strings" by civic themes.

University of North Carolina Asheville to Receive 2013 William E. Bennett Team Award part of Newsletter Articles
The 2013 recipients of the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science are a team of University of North Carolina Asheville faculty members: Ellen Bailey (foreign languages), David Clarke (biology), Amy Lanou (health and wellness), Leah Matthews (economics), Karin Peterson (sociology), Jason Wingert (health and wellness), and Sally Wasileski (chemistry).

What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Brooklyn College and Gateway National Recreation Area Create Sentinels of Shoreline Change part of Newsletter Articles
Brooklyn College of CUNY and Gateway National Recreation Area of the National Park Service are partnering to create the "Sentinels of Shoreline Change," a citizen science filled observation program focused on monitoring the shoreline of Jamaica Bay, which is located off the southern coast of Long Island, New York. The partners are building learning communities among park rangers, Brooklyn College professors, and a group of middle and high school teachers to facilitate deep learning about the Jamaica Bay ecosystem and encourage stewardship and public advocacy for improving the health of the bay.

"Not News to the SENCER Community, but Sure Good to Know": Study Establishes that Active Pedagogies Really Do Drive STEM Learning part of Newsletter Articles
In the United States, fewer than 40% of students who enter college interested in pursuing STEM graduate with a degree in the field. This statistic represents STEM's so-called "pipeline problem," which is even worse for minority students, of whom only 20% earn the STEM diplomas they sought as first years.

LaGuardia Community College Works to Close "Math Gap" part of Newsletter Articles
According to a 2006 U.S. Department of Education study, the earlier in their undergraduate careers that students, regardless of their majors, take college-level math, the more likely they are to graduate.

Ebola and the Academy: Thoughts, Suggestions, Resources part of Newsletter Articles
If you haven't done so already, then I hope you will soon. Ebola and all that it reveals about usas individuals, as social beings, as moral and political actors, as inhabitants of several ecosystems and one big global ecosystem, and as the beneficiaries and stewards of scientific, medical, and public health advancesis just too significant an event to be ignored by conscientious citizens here in the US or by thoughtful people everywhere. Beyond that, just as HIV was in the late 1980s, and has been ever since, Ebola is this fall's "multidisciplinary trouble," to employ June Osborn's trenchant description of that public health problem and her prescient predictions about the likely contours of its "solution."

What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Cornell Student Researches Early Childhood Learning part of Newsletter Articles
How and when we learn is not determined by a class schedule. With most of our lives spent outside of a classroom, more attention should be paid to the learning that takes place in the "real world." Kelly Yang, a senior majoring in human development and minoring in biological sciences at Cornell University, is doing just that. Kelly has been a research assistant in Cornell's Early Childhood Cognition Lab (ECC Lab), directed by Dr. Tamar Kushnir, since her freshman year.

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