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Register Now for September Chesapeake Bay Regional Meeting part of Newsletter Articles
Colleagues from the Chesapeake Bay region will gath er at the Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation on September 14 and 15, 2013 for the fall regional meeting.
Agenda Now Available for November 2 SCI-New England Meeting part of Newsletter Articles
The day will be full of workshops introducing participants to SENCER, providing discussions of innovative pedagogies and partnerships including a panel from Campus Compact. In addition, there will be a workshop for administrators on leading change on your campus.
SSI 2014: New Program Additions Announced, Applications Invited part of Newsletter Articles
We look forward to returning to Asheville, North Carolina for the 2014 SENCER Summer Institute and introducing new members of our community to the lovely campus and its beautiful surroundings.
Bennett Award: Call for Nominations part of Newsletter Articles
NCSCE is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science. The deadline for nominations is June 2, 2014.
Koshland Science Museum Celebrates 10 Years, Opens Idea Lab part of Newsletter Articles
The Koshland Science Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary with the opening of the Idea Lab, an unconventional gallery space where the museum plans to pilot new interactive approaches in collaboration with its visitors.
SCI-South Workshops at Auburn University Highlight Assessment Techniques, Administrative Challenges, and Applying SENCER Methods to Food Issues part of Newsletter Articles
During the recent Research Week at Auburn University, the SENCER Center of Innovation (SCI) - South held morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday, April 17, 2014. In keeping with the week's themes of "preparing students at all levels to become thoughtful, creative, and productive leaders," presenters shared results of applications that effectively improve student learning and facilitate the development of a scientifically literate citizenry.
SCI-Midwest Symposium Highlights part of Newsletter Articles
Roosevelt University hosted the March 8, 2014 SCI-Midwest symposium, which focused on "Teaching College Science and Math Through Themes of Food, Health and Sustainability Themes."
Sherryl Broverman Describes How One SENCER Course Can Lead to Great Things part of Newsletter Articles
Where can a SENCER course take you? Somewhere you may never expect. In her plenary address at the close of our 2014 SENCER Summer Institute, Sherryl Broverman described how a SENCER course she developed on HIV/AIDS for Duke University led her to a rural Kenyan community near Lake Victoria. During the 2002 SENCER Summer Institute, Sherryl decided to collaborate with Rose Odhiambo and others at Egerton University in Kenya to link their courses on HIV/AIDS.
Ebola and the Academy: Thoughts, Suggestions, Resources part of Newsletter Articles
If you haven't done so already, then I hope you will soon. Ebola and all that it reveals about usas individuals, as social beings, as moral and political actors, as inhabitants of several ecosystems and one big global ecosystem, and as the beneficiaries and stewards of scientific, medical, and public health advancesis just too significant an event to be ignored by conscientious citizens here in the US or by thoughtful people everywhere. Beyond that, just as HIV was in the late 1980s, and has been ever since, Ebola is this fall's "multidisciplinary trouble," to employ June Osborn's trenchant description of that public health problem and her prescient predictions about the likely contours of its "solution."
NSF Awards First of Rapid Response Grants Funding Ebola Research part of Newsletter Articles
A study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and published in October by Eurosurveillance determined that a rapid response to Ebola is essential to preventing its spread. In December, the NSF awarded its first of a number of rapid response grants to support fundamental Ebola research. According to the NSF's award announcement, "The grants will support researchers seeking to answer important questions about the virus's fundamental nature, how it interacts with other substances, how it spreads, and how communication and perception affect public safety during an epidemic."