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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 ...

Expanding Partnerships and Pushing the Envelope: Themes from the SENCER Summer Institute, 2013 part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER Summer Institute (SSI) alumni and newcomers experienced some new features at SSI 2013 designed to explore new opportunities for inter- and multi-disciplinary work, new partnerships, new powers and responsibilities for student learners, new vistas in goal-setting and assessment, and new connections between scientific knowledge and the formation of public policy.

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.

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.

Survey on Teaching Evolutionary Biology Launched part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, July 2007, Volume 6, Issue 10 Mike Klymkowsky of the Bioliteracy Project at the University of Colorado, Boulder has set up a website and survey in the hopes of collecting and analyzing ...

Report from New York: Partnerships for Increasing Conservation Literacy and Engagement part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, December 2007, Volume 7, Issue 2 Michael J. Foster, Chanda Bennet, Brian Weeks, Ana Luz Porzecanski - Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History and Trace ...

30 Teams Selected to Participate in SSI 2008 part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, April 2008, Volume 7, Issue 6 Thirty teams and 22 individuals representing 51 colleges, universities, and other educational organizations have been invited to attend SSI 2008, which will be ...

SENCER Model of the Month: Biomedical Issues of HIV/AIDS Course Challenges Students to Re-Examine Their Experiences and Policy Issues Surrounding HIV/AIDS part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2005, Volume 5, Issue 3 Monica Devanas, Director of Faculty Development and Assessment Programs Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Rutgers University The course Biomedical Issues ...

Stem Cell Research and Infractions of Integrity part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, January/February 2006, Volume 5, Issue 5 Danielle Kraus, SENCER Project Associate "Dr. Hwang's paper was hailed as a breakthrough, opening the possibility of cures for degenerative ...

Understanding Diabetes as a Civic Issue part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, March 2006, Volume 5, Issue 6 In January, The New York Times published a series of articles on diabetes. The series took a look at this emerging, and often overlooked, crisis from a variety of ...

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