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Robert W. Franco part of Backgrounders
Kapiolani Community College Dr. Robert Franco is a recognized expert on contemporary Samoan, Polynesian, and Pacific Islander demographic, ecological, health, and cultural issues. He has published scholarly ...

Service-Learning: Reconciling Research and Teaching, Tackling Capacious Issues part of Backgrounders
Robert W. Franco - Kapiolani Community College (About the author) Summary In this paper, I will suggest that a robust program in academically-based service learning is a vital linking strategy to connect ...

NCSCE Launches Strategic Planning Effort part of Newsletter Articles
Leaders in the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, SENCER, and GLISTEN took part in the inaugural steering committee meeting for a strategic planning enterprise meant to encourage the sustainability and growth of NCSCE initiatives.

Symposium on Informal Science Education Experiences Engages College, K-12 Educators part of Newsletter Articles
Franklin & Marshall's 4th Annual Science Symposium, focusing on the theme of "Preparing the Undergraduates of Tomorrow: How Informal Science Education Experiences Can Improve College Readiness" continued the Center for Liberal Arts and Society's commitment to advancing the cause of science literacy in the United States.

New Backgrounder Addresses Service-Learning and Engagement at Community Colleges part of Newsletter Articles
An anthropologist and leader in the community college and service-learning fields, Franco was commissioned by SENCER to write a backgrounder on how service-learning and the SENCER approach integrate goals of research, teaching and service, especially for faculty at community colleges.

NCSCE Invites Applications for the 2010 Washington Symposium part of Newsletter Articles
The annual Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session provides an opportunity for members of the SENCER community, and now those involved in NCSCE's GLISTEN project, to present work to colleagues and Congress and to engage in discussions on how to continue to improve STEM education for all students.

SENCER Invites Team, Individual Participation at SSI 2010 part of Newsletter Articles
The annual SENCER Summer Institute is an opportunity for a community of educators, administrators, students, and community leaders to gather to consider how best to engage students in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the civic issues in which they play an integral role.

NCSCE Awards 20 Grants to Improve Learning, Faculty Development part of Newsletter Articles
NCSCE has granted twenty SSI 2009 Post-Institute Implementation Awards to support projects in course design, faculty development, institutional partnerships, and degree program development.

SCI-Midatlantic and UMDNJ Plan Master Educators' Guild Meeting to Address Science Education for Health Practitioners part of Newsletter Articles
Participants will consider the SENCER approach as a way to meet the recommendations of a June 2009 report published by the American Association of Medical Colleges and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that defines scientific competencies for future physicians.

NCSCE Invites Nominations for Bennett Award part of Newsletter Articles
The William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science was established by NCSCE and named in honor of its first recipient for his lifetime contributions to citizen science.