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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.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Hamilton College and Green Science Policy Institute Partnership Expands to Include Hope and Oberlin Colleges part of Newsletter Articles
Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and the Green Science Policy Institute (GSP) in Berkeley, CA have partnered to develop toxicology research opportunities for undergraduates that meld with public policy and civic engagement. Last academic year, Drs. Tim Elgren and Arlene Blum, along with Ms. Avery Lindeman of GSP, expanded Dr. Elgren's existing Hamilton College Introduction to Chemistry course into a toxicology lab with elements of civic engagement to provide students with opportunities to share their research with the public.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Forest Restoration Underway at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center part of Newsletter Articles
Antioch College and the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (OEC) are partnering on Biodiversity, Invasive Species, and Forest Restoration: Intergenerational Civic Engagement, in the Classroom and Outdoors, a project engaging older adults at the Yellow Springs Senior Center, students at Antioch College, and grade school students from across the region in forest restoration at the OEC.
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.
Mathematics Predicts Our Climate May Be Headed for a Tipping Point part of Newsletter Articles
Why is the climate like a billiard game? This isn't a riddle from Alice in Wonderland, but a question Dr. Victor J. Donnay used math to help answer.
Chemistry and the Environment part of Chemistry and the Environment
Amy Shachter, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Santa Clara University Chemistry and the Environment uses environmental problems facing the campus and surrounding community, such as air and water quality or ...
Science on the Connecticut Coast: Investigations of an Urbanized Shoreline part of Science on the Connecticut Coast: Investigations of an Urbanized Shoreline
Vincent Breslin, Department of Science Education and Environmental Studies, and James Tait, Department of Science Education and Environmental Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut. ...
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.
SSI 2013 Opening Plenary Speaker to Address Complexities of Scientific Communication and Cultural Cognition part of Newsletter Articles
Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, will join us at Santa Clara University to deliver the SSI 2013 opening plenary address.
GLISTEN Undergraduate Stewardship Liaisons Train on Historic Gibralter Island part of Newsletter Articles
From June 7-8, the USLs received intensive training, developed in partnership with the Institute for Conservation Leadership, to begin building that bridge.