published April 24, 2014

SCI-Great Lakes Announces Conference on May 30, 2014

The SENCER Great Lakes Center for Innovation (SCI-Great Lakes) invites you to attend a conference that will focus on integrating a major Great Lakes stewardship issue, the problem of shale gas extraction, into undergraduate STEM courses using the SENCER and GLISTEN models of learning through civic engagement. The conference will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Case Western Reserve University.

Participants in the conference will share curriculum initiatives developed during the GLISTEN program, as well as other environmental service-learning initiatives, from the perspectives of faculty, student, and community partners. The conference will include presentations by experts on topics related to shale gas, panel presentations and discussions, and group brainstorming. Opportunities to extend the GLISTEN approach (though course work, collaboration with community based organizations, and the use of stewardship liaisons) will be identified. Issues relating to the science and technology of shale gas extraction and use on water usage, water quality, air pollution, and public health will be explored.

To get more information and register, visit the SCI-Great Lakes website.