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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.

Whittier College Proposes "SENCERizing" Its Mandatory Introductory Math Course part of Newsletter Articles
Participants in our SENCER workshop at Whittier College were so inspired by the presentation of a team-taught SENCER course on population and statistics that they proposed adapting our college's mandatory ...

Critical Thinking: What Is It and Why It Counts part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, April 2006, Volume 5, Issue 6 Over the past decade or more, Pete Facione's paper, "Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts" has been used by a hundreds of faculty ...

Senate Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on Making Science Relevant and Rigorous part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, May 2006, Volume 5, Issue 8 Every child learns about the inner workings of volcanoes, but very few understand how a car works. Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, President and Director, Museum of Science ...

Announcing the SSI 2006 Participants part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, June 2006, Volume 5, Issue 9 We are pleased to announce that representatives from the following colleges, universities, and institutions will be attending the SENCER Summer Institute 2006: ...

"Next Generation" Alternative Plenary Session Planned on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, July/August 2006, Volume 5, Issue 10 Members of the SENCER community who have attended more than one of our Summer Institutes have remarked on how the Institutes have changed (may we say ...

Georgian and Armenian SENCER Projects are Finding Success in High School and Undergraduate Education part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, July/August 2006, Volume 5, Issue 10 Karen Oates, SENCER Co-PI and Provost of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, recently traveled to the Republic of Georgia and Armenia to meet ...

Promoting Service-Learning as Pedagogical Strategy to Improve Science Education and Stimulate Civic Engagement part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, October 2006, Volume 6, Issue 2 Service-learning and community-based research have become two of the most popular ways to encourage civic responsibility in students in the classroom. Over the ...

National Center for Science and Civic Engagement Invited to be a CASTL Affiliate part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, January 2007, Volume 6, Issue 4 Matthew Fisher, Saint Vincent College The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement has been accepted as part of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship ...

SENCER Abroad: SENCER Co-PI Visits Senior Associate and Alumni at the University of Johannesburg part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, February 2007, Volume 6, Issue 5 While January is a time for the beginning of the second semester for faculty and students in the United States, in South Africa it's the beginning of an ...