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Chance part of Chance
Nagambal Shah, Professor of Mathematics, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia Abstract Chance is a course designed to teach fundamental ideas of statistics and probability through real-world problems that affect ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

SCI-MidAtlantic to Host Two Regional Conferences This Fall part of Newsletter Articles
SCI-MidAtlantic will host two fall meetings–"SENCER and Engaging Mathematics" on October 18 at LaGuardia Community College, and "SENCER and Teaching with Technology" on November 15 at Barnard College.

Computation Science: Learning to Apply Mathematics and Computer Science to Important Scientific and Public Programs part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2006, Volume 6, Issue 3 Angela B. Shiflet, Wofford College Talk about "civic engagement"! Consider the following research projects performed at laboratories across the ...

FIPSE Awards LaGuardia $500,000 to SENCERize Mathematics Education part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2006, Volume 6, Issue 3 LaGuardia Community College has received a prestigious FIPSE grant to enhance developmental mathematics pedagogy. Conceived by the College's Dean for ...

The Mathematics of Communication: Keeping Secrets part of The Mathematics of Communication
Stephen J. Greenfield, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey Abstract For thousands of years, people have tried to communicate secretly and securely. ...

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