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NCSCE Grants 25 Implementation Awards for Projects that Reform STEM Education, Increase Community Engagement, and Build Civic Capacity part of Newsletter Articles
NCSCE awarded 25 SSI 2014 Post-Institute Implementation Awards that promote student engagement with STEM education, civic issues, and community outreach. The Implementation Awards, made possible through the National Science Foundation, are designed to support innovative projects that incorporate SENCER Ideals into undergraduate and graduate education. The 2014 awards sponsor projects that make STEM more accessible to women, minorities, and students in small, rural schools; reform institutional core curricula to broaden the scope of central, civic issues; and involve students in community-based research. Project themes include Mars exploration, sustainability and urbanization, stormwater runoff, assisted reproductive technologies, genetically modified organisms, the history and practice of science, and more. Projects were selected following a competitive review process.

New Award Recognizing Exemplary Regional Collaborations Honors Hawai'i Team part of Newsletter Articles
We find ourselves inspired to create a new award program that acknowledges and honors exemplary multi-institutional, regional, or statewide work around compelling civic issues. The first recipient of this new award is a team from Hawai'i. While considering their work, it became clear that their actions and accomplishments seem best suited to be recognized by an honor that acknowledges quality of the inter-institutional collaborations and deep partnerships established to improve the quality of both formal and informal education.

Students Create "Environmental Dashboard" to Inform Community Decision-Making part of Newsletter Articles
At Oberlin College, faculty and students affiliated with NCSCE's GLISTEN (Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network) project have created an "Environmental Dashboard" for residents of Oberlin, Ohio.

SENCER Model Seminar Participants Discuss Future Reach of Brownfield Action part of Newsletter Articles
The 9th in a series of seminars and training sessions for Brownfield Action (BA) was held at Barnard College on May 17-19. BA is a web-based, interactive learning simulation in which students form geotechnical consulting companies and work collaboratively to explore and solve problems in environmental forensics.

First SCI - Great Lakes Meeting Highlights Best Practices in STEM-based Ecosystem Stewardship part of Newsletter Articles
From March 14 - 16, over 60 faculty, students, and community partner representatives from four states gathered at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Botanical Garden for the first regional meeting of the newly-established SENCER Center for Innovation in the Great Lakes region.

SENCER Model Course Integrating Technology and Community Engagement Recognized at Conservation Land Workshop part of Newsletter Articles
The course Professor Green featured in his presentation was selected as a SENCER model in 2013. "A Journey Down the Corkscrew Watershed: Interactive Smartphone-ready GIS Map" is available now on YouTube.

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.

Some Social Implications of the Molecular Biological Revolution (The Human Genome Project) part of Backgrounders
Troy Duster - New York University (About the author) Topics of Interest to the SENCER Community A Deep Discussion of the Potential Uses and Abuses of Genetic Mapping Technologies Includes a brief summary of basic ...

Chemistry & Ethnicity: Uranium and American Indians part of Chemistry & Ethnicity: Uranium and American Indians
Catherine Middlecamp, Department of Chemistry, and Omie Baldwin, University Health Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin Abstract In 2002, Environmental Chemistry & Ethnicity (3 ...

Living Systems: Global Concepts, Local Connections part of Living Systems: Global Concepts, Local Connections
David Koetje, Professor of Biology, Calvin College; Amy Wilstermann, Associate Professor of Biology, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 This course introduces students to a breadth foundational biology ...