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The Noyce Foundation Issues Working Paper to Examine Cross-Sector STEM "Ecosystems" in Informal and Formal Science Learning part of Newsletter Articles
The Noyce Foundation recently released How Cross-Sector Collaborations are Advancing STEM Learning, a working paper by Kathleen Traphagen and Saskia Traill. In the report, Traphagen and Traill explore 15 "STEM learning ecosystems" across the United States. They note that STEM learning ecosystems, a new term used to describe formal and informal education collaborations, encompass "schools, community settings such as after-school and summer programs, science centers and museums, and informal experiences at home and in a variety of environments that together constitute a rich array of learning opportunities for young people," in out-of-school settings.
SENCERized Genetics Courses Prove Not Only Genes Get Inherited part of Newsletter Articles
After Terry R. McGuire, an associate professor of genetics at Rutgers University, attended the 2002 SENCER Summer Institute, he was motivated to develop genetics major courses that crossbred instruction with civic issues.
Modern Mathematics: Oglethorpe University's Great Idea part of Newsletter Articles
Oglethorpe University's Great Ideas of Modern Mathematics (GIMM) course offers students the chance to delve deeply into three of these recent developments, a chance most English, business, or anthropology majors never get during their undergraduate careers, a chance typically reserved for those majoring in math and science
Engaging Mathematics Gets Press in Oglethorpe's Carillon Magazine part of Newsletter Articles
Carillon Magazine, published by Oglethorpe University, featured an article by Debbie Aiken called "TEACHING BACKWARDS" in its Spring/Summer 2014 issue.
Seven New Models Added to SENCER Digital Library part of Newsletter Articles
The most recent additions to the SENCER Digital Library are the seven courses and programs selected to be part of the SENCER Model Series during the summer of 2008. The diverse group of resources includes international collaborations, single courses, and course clusters, and focuses on issues such as sleep, HIV/AIDS, food, and pregnancy.
Professor Gary Booth of Brigham Young University and The Core Interdisciplinary Team from the United States Military Academy Honored with the 2014 William E. Bennett Awards for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science part of Newsletter Articles
Gary Booth, professor of plant and wildlife science at Brigham Young University, and The Core Interdisciplinary Team from the United States Military Academy at West Point have been selected as this year's recipients of the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science.
Engaging Mathematics: Sustainable Scholarship part of Newsletter Articles
Dr. Rikki Wagstrom first offered a SENCER math course at Metropolitan State University, a lead institution for NCSCE's Engaging Mathematics ("Engaging Mathematics" link: http://www.ncsce.net/Initiatives/EngagingMathematics.cfm) initiative, in the fall of 2008. At the 2006 SENCER Summer Institute, she noticed that most SENCER courses were science courses. This inspired her to SENCERize a math course, Metro State's Math 101, by integrating content with sustainability issues.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Communicating Climate Science to Adirondack Gatekeepers part of Newsletter Articles
Paul Smith's College and The Wild Center are partnering on a new class offering, Communicating Climate Science. The course, developed by Professor Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College and Rob Carr of The Wild Center, not only teaches students about the effects of climate change on the local Adirondack region, it also provides them with tools to effectively communicate this information to local "gatekeepers."
Stem Cells and Social Justice part of Stem Cells and Social Justice
Author(s): Chamany, Katayoun. Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Natural Sciences and Math; Balinsky, Warren. Associate Professor of Health Services Management; Pettinger, Michael. Assistant Professor, ...