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NCSCE Grants 15 Implementation Awards to Support Projects that Advance Education and Civic Engagement part of Newsletter Articles
The National Center for Science & Civic Engagement is awarding fifteen SENCER Summer Institute 2015 Post-Institute Implementation Awards that promote education reform at the course, campus, and regional level, connect STEM to humanities disciplines such as music, literacy, and the classics, and engage students in content and the community. The awards sponsor projects that bridge the gaps between disciplines, restructure and revitalize standard laboratory courses, and extend the SENCER Ideals to K-12 educators and pre-service teachers. Project themes include sustainability, geosciences, public health, systems thinking, and media outreach. We are also pleased to note that this year's awarded projects are all led by women, a traditionally underrepresented population among STEM educators and professionals.
Newly Elected Leadership Fellows Plan Outreach Across Disciplines and Sectors part of Newsletter Articles
Seven formal and informal educators have been elected SENCER Leadership Fellows for their impressive and creative work in improving education for students and the public. Gillian Backus of Northern Virginia Community College, Rita Kranidis of Montgomery College, Karobi Moitra of Trinity Washington University, Anna Rozenboym of Kingsborough Community College, Herbert Schanker of the College of Staten Island, Davida Smyth of Mercy College, and Nellie Tsipoura of New Jersey Audubon will begin their 18-month fellowships on April 1st.
Service-Learning: Reconciling Research and Teaching, Tackling Capacious Issues part of Backgrounders
Robert W. Franco - Kapiolani Community College (About the author) Summary In this paper, I will suggest that a robust program in academically-based service learning is a vital linking strategy to connect ...
Science outreach - Public Understanding of Science part of Science outreach - Public Understanding of Science
Hannah Alexander, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 Public Understanding of Science is an interactive course that aims to train students to ...
SENCER-ISE Partners Gather for the First Time at the 2013 SENCER Summer Institute part of Newsletter Articles
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement welcomed the first cohort of SENCER-ISE Civic Engagement Partnership Support Award partners to the SENCER community during SSI 2013. With much enthusiasm and curiosity, the SENCER-ISE partners gathered together with their fellow awardees to plan for their projects, learn more about the SENCER community, and enjoy the beauty of the Santa Clara University campus and SENCER hospitality.
Students Develop Chemistry Projects that Impact Daily Campus and Community Life part of Newsletter Articles
In an effort to keep the students motivated while integrating new key elements into the curriculum, a flexible, modular SENCER project was developed at Southern Connecticut State University, where students could, with minimal guidance, develop a project related to their own interests.
2014 Public Policy Symposium at SENCER Summer Institute Will Address the Public Understanding of Science part of Newsletter Articles
Since scientific consensus alone does not seem to be either persuasive to the public or dispositive to policy makers, how science and scientific evidence are communicated must be re-strategized, especially in light of what we know about the beliefs and dispositions of specific audiences.
Spanning the Gulf Between the Public and Science: Undergraduates as Bridges in the Scholarship of Engagement part of Backgrounders
Glenn Clayton Odenbrett - National Center for Science and Civic Engagement Summary Based on experiences of campus-community partnerships fostered by the GLISTEN (the Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through ...
SCI-Southwest Holds Spring Meeting on Bringing Civic Engagement and Undergraduate Research Experiences into Chemistry Courses, and Incorporating Themes of Sustainability Across the Curriculum part of Newsletter Articles
On January 23, 43 attendees from seven institutions gathered in the Ann Stuart Science Complex at Texas Woman's University (TWU) for the SENCER Center for Innovation – Southwest spring regional meeting on civic engagement, undergraduate research, and sustainability. The meeting was structured around a morning and afternoon program, and featured a poster session highlighting faculty and student work related to SENCER and undergraduate research.
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.