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Environment and Disease part of Environment and Disease
Michael F. Tibbetts tibbetts@bard.edu Associate Professor of Biology, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Bard College. Biology Program Director Abstract Environment and Disease is a team-taught ...

Geology and Development of Modern Africa part of Geology and Development of Modern Africa
Barbara A. Tewksbury Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Science Department of Geology Hamilton College Clinton, NY 13323 phone 315-859-4713 e-mail: btewksbu@hamilton.edu Abstract The Geology and Development of Modern ...

Nutrition and Wellness and the Iowa Environment part of Nutrition and Wellness and the Iowa Environment
LaRhee Henderson - Associate Professor of Chemistry Director, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Charisse Buising - Associate Professor of Biology, Assistant Director, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular ...

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.

SENCER Inspires New NSF Grant that Infuses Numeracy Across the Curriculum part of Newsletter Articles
Dr. Frank Wang, a SENCER community member affiliated with the SENCER Center for Innovation – MidAtlantic region and professor of mathematics at LaGuardia Community College, was recently interviewed on the CASTpod podcast hosted by Harold Washington College in Chicago. On the podcast, Dr. Wang discussed the NICHE, or Numeracy Infusion Course for Higher Education, project funded by the National Science Foundation. NICHE was inspired by an intervention at LaGuardia that used SENCER to make math more accessible to students.

Newly Elected Leadership Fellows Plan Outreach Across Disciplines and Sectors part of Newsletter Articles
Seven formal and informal educators have been elected SENCER Leadership Fellows for their impressive and creative work in improving education for students and the public. Gillian Backus of Northern Virginia Community College, Rita Kranidis of Montgomery College, Karobi Moitra of Trinity Washington University, Anna Rozenboym of Kingsborough Community College, Herbert Schanker of the College of Staten Island, Davida Smyth of Mercy College, and Nellie Tsipoura of New Jersey Audubon will begin their 18-month fellowships on April 1st.

An Emerging Model: Slow Food part of Slow Food
Marion Field Fass, Sc.D., Professor of Biology and Chair, Health and Society, Beloit College (Curriculum Vitae (Acrobat (PDF) 149kB Jul15 08) Abstract Slow Food is one of the First Year Initiative (FYI) Seminars ...

Sustainability & Human Health: A Learning Community part of Sustainability & Human Health
Wagner College taught by Donald Stearns and Kim Worthy Abstract Designed for non-science majors, this learning community considers the impact of humans on the environment, with emphasis on the major environmental ...

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 ...

Northland College Students and Faculty Assess Pre-mining Environmental Baselines part of Newsletter Articles
Quietly, in order to ensure that the decision-making and environmental impact determination processes are based on sound science, students and faculty from Northland College in Ashland have been gathering baseline data on local water and air quality both in and around the reservation, in partnership with citizen science efforts of the non-profit Bad River Watershed Association.

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