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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.

Noyce Foundation SENCER-ISE Partnerships Selected: Cornell, Fordham, Hamilton, UConn, Sciencenter, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Green Society Policy Institute, and the Connecticut Science Center for Join National Science Foundation-Supported Partners part of Newsletter Articles
The Noyce Foundation has enabled NCSCE to make awards to support the work of four new civic engagement partnerships in our SENCER-ISE initiative.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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."

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.

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.