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Noyce Foundation Award to Support a Second Cohort of SENCER-ISE Civic Engagement Partnerships part of Newsletter Articles
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement is pleased to announce that a second cohort of Civic Engagement Partnership Support Awardees has been welcomed into the Science Education and New Civic Engagement Responsibilities-Informal Science Education (SENCER-ISE) initiative.
SCEWestNet Gathers at SSI 2013 to Share Progress and Plan Future Work part of Newsletter Articles
At this year's SENCER Summer Institute, the Science and Civic Engagement Western Network (SCEWestNet) nodal leaders and partners gathered for their second annual meeting. Facilitated by Jonathan Bucki and Amy Shachter, SCEWestNet project director, the group discussed their progress thus far and made work plans for the year to come.
Agenda Now Available for November 2 SCI-New England Meeting part of Newsletter Articles
The day will be full of workshops introducing participants to SENCER, providing discussions of innovative pedagogies and partnerships including a panel from Campus Compact. In addition, there will be a workshop for administrators on leading change on your campus.
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.
Hawaiʻi Diaries: Windward Community College Site Visit part of Newsletter Articles
While at Windward Community College, the visiting SENCER team participated in discussions about civics and science education, toured campus rain gardens that protect surrounding water sources from runoff, spoke with students in a traditional Hawaiian methods of sustainability class, and experienced ancient Hawaiian culture at Waikalua Loko Iʻa', a 400-year-old fish pond.
SENCER Leadership Fellow Alix Fink to Deliver SSI 2016 Plenary: From Ideals to Transformation: A SENCER Journey part of Newsletter Articles
Dr. Alix Dowling Fink, Dean of the Cormier Honors College and Associate Professor of biology at Longwood University, will deliver the closing plenary address of the 2016 SENCER Summer Institute. In the address, she will reflect on the insights and lessons learned during her many years of participation in the SENCER national "community of transformation" and how that participation has shaped her her work on general education and the major at her institution, and catalyzed collaborations with informal education institutions.
SENCER-ISE Partner on the Benefits of Informal Science and Place-Based Education part of Newsletter Articles
Jennifer D. Adams was recently featured in Brooklyn College Magazine's issue on "Women Who Shape the World", a broad-ranging article on social and academic challenges faced by girls and women. In the article, Adams points to the Lang Program, a seven-year extracurricular program for students from the fifth through twelfth grade offered through the American Museum of Natural History. The program engages students in learning science in "hands-on" classroom settings, and through research projects and career exploration. Adams helped initiate the program around the year 2000 and has examined the benefits participation in Lang brings to students, especially to young women.
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.
New Backgrounder Addresses Service-Learning and Engagement at Community Colleges part of Newsletter Articles
An anthropologist and leader in the community college and service-learning fields, Franco was commissioned by SENCER to write a backgrounder on how service-learning and the SENCER approach integrate goals of research, teaching and service, especially for faculty at community colleges.