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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).
Engaging Mathematics Partners Launch New Initiative part of Newsletter Articles
This past weekend, January 24-25, nineteen members of the Engaging Mathematics leadership team, including the partners, advisory board representatives, consultants, and Co-PIs, met in Jersey City, New Jersey to formally begin work on how to "make mathematics relevant to students' lives, to connect mathematics learning to the goals and interests that students bring to college, and to show how mathematics relates to other disciplines, important civic questions, and technological challenges."
NCSCE's GLISTEN Project Joins the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps part of Newsletter Articles
Last fall, the US Forest Service, on behalf of the National Council, reviewed letters of intent from such programs wanting to become the first member organizations of the 21CSC. GLISTEN, a program of NCSCE's SENCER Center for Innovation Great Lakes, was one of the first higher-education programs to be so designated.
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.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Project TRUE Teens Blog About Urban Ecology part of Newsletter Articles
Fordham University and the Wildlife Conservation society are partnering on Project TRUE (Teens Researching Urban Ecology), an experiential based learning program that provides semester-long research internships to teens in the New York City area.
New Issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal Now Online part of Newsletter Articles
Winter 2014 issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal is now available online free of charge. This issue contains four projects that illustrate a variety of creative approaches to linking science education and civic engagement.
Study Abroad Approach to Calculus part of Newsletter Articles
Students who may have felt that rigorous course loads excluded them from studying abroad were given the opportunity to travel without having to delay graduation, while members of the GARBO Coffee Cooperative were provided with mathematically sound suggestions for developing eco-tourism.
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.
The Chemistry of Daily Life: Malnutrition & Diabetes part of Chemistry of Daily Life: Malnutrition and Diabete
Who Created the Course? Matthew Fisher Associate Professor and Chair Department of Chemistry Saint Vincent College 300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, PA 15650 724-805-2356 office 724-537-4554 fax ...
Issues of Health and Society: Weighing In (Obesity) part of Issues of Health and Society - Weighing In (Obesity)
Who Created the Course? Jacob P. Harney, Ph.D. Co-developer of curriculum, coinstructor (attended SSI 2004, 2005). Jacob P. Harney's Profile Page Marissa Cloutier, MS, RD. Co-developer of the curriculum and ...