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SENCER Center for Innovation – Great Lakes Spring Meeting Addresses Shale Gas Development and Civic Engagement in the Undergraduate Curriculum part of Newsletter Articles
At Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) the SCI-Great Lakes hosted a spring conference on May 30th. The conference focused on ways that civic engagement with issues related to the region's booming shale gas industry could be integrated with the undergraduate curriculum and capitalize on student leadership models developed by programs of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, such as GLISTEN.

SCI-Great Lakes Hosts Training for Undergraduate Stewardship Liaisons part of Newsletter Articles
USLs and faculty from four states and 12 campuses participated in three days of intensive, interactive sessions.

Climate Change Science and Economics part of Climate Change Science and Economics
Denise Eby Konan, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor, Department of Economics (konan@hawaii.edu); Julia M. Morgan, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy (jmmorgan@hawaii.edu), University of Hawai'i at Mānoa ...

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 ...

Professor Gary Booth of Brigham Young University and The Core Interdisciplinary Team from the United States Military Academy Honored with the 2014 William E. Bennett Awards for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science part of Newsletter Articles
Gary Booth, professor of plant and wildlife science at Brigham Young University, and The Core Interdisciplinary Team from the United States Military Academy at West Point have been selected as this year's recipients of the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science.

West Point Shares Results and Recommendations Emerging from Interdisciplinary Collaborations part of Newsletter Articles
During their plenary presentation at SSI 2014, Col. Jerry Kobylski, Col. Diane Ryan, and recent West Point graduate 2LT Elizabeth Olcese discussed the origins, development, assessment results, and future plans for the "Energy Spine."

SENCER Leadership Fellow Profile: Dr. Merrilee Anderson Uses Abandoned Mine Drainage as a Teaching Tool for Biology, Chemistry, and Civic Engagement part of Newsletter Articles
As part of their coursework, students collect samples to bring back to their classes for study, and their findings are shared not only within the class but with other ABSL classes and the community at large. In addition to honing their scientific expertise, students learn important skills in written and oral communication and leadership.

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.

Wm. David Burns and Victor Donnay to Present at the Chicago Symposium Series and the SCI-Midwest Spring 2015 Meeting part of Newsletter Articles
NCSCE Executive Director and SENCER Principal Investigator David Burns, and William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College and Engaging Mathematics Advisory Board member Victor Donnay will be giving presentations on SENCER and Engaging Mathematics as part of the Chicago Symposium Series on "Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science: Research and Practice."

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.