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SENCER Seeks Participants for NSF Assessment Project part of Newsletter Articles
Will you be teaching a course that covers topics in chemistry, physics, or biology this upcoming fall semester? Are you looking for ways to show that your course is working and effective? Would you like to feel confident that students retain what they learn in your course long after they leave your classroom? If so, we'd love for you to join our assessment project. We are partnering with the College Board to combine their field-tested AP science questions with our well-established SALG student survey to measure the Enduring Understandings of SENCER courses, a goal of our current grant from the National Science Foundation.
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.
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."
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.
Discovery Science (SCI 100) part of Discovery Science
Dr. Kathleen M. Browne, Department of Geological, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, Rider University The Discovery Science course, paired with a liberal arts course, guides liberal arts students without a ...
Addiction: Biology, Psychology, and Society part of Addiction: Biology, Psychology, and Society
An Emerging Model Dr. Shree Dhawale, Associate Professor, Biology, Honors Program Director; Dr. Jeannie DiClimenti, Assistant Professor, Psychology; Dr. Ahmed Mustafa, Assistant Professor, Biology, Indiana ...
Chemistry & Ethnicity: Uranium and American Indians part of Chemistry & Ethnicity: Uranium and American Indians
Catherine Middlecamp, Department of Chemistry, and Omie Baldwin, University Health Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin Abstract In 2002, Environmental Chemistry & Ethnicity (3 ...
Renewable Environment: Transforming Urban Neighborhoods part of Renewable Environment: Transforming Urban Neighborhoods
Steven Bachofer and Phylis Cancilla Martinelli, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California Abstract This SENCER model uses the complex civic problem of reclaiming a Superfund site in an urban area (an abandoned ...