published May 8, 2014
Research Week-Amy Lanou and Karin Petersen
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SCI-South Workshops at Auburn University Highlight Assessment Techniques, Administrative Challenges, and Applying SENCER Methods to Food Issues

Susan Reiser and Ed Katz, UNC Asheville

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. Please click on the links provided below to explore presentation content.

The morning session, entitled "Food in the Context of SENCER" featured discussions led by invited faculty from three institutions on the integration of food issues into courses:
The afternoon session, entitled "SENCERed: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning," featured invited presentations by three SENCER veterans:
We thank our hosts at Auburn, especially Dr. Bob Holm, SENCER Leadership Fellow and assistant director of education in Auburn University's Office of Sponsored Programs, for their exceptional hospitality, and their support for the work of SCI-South, SENCER and the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. There was an unanticipated disruption to Research Week as a security situation developed and was resolved on the campus. All Auburn staff contributed to making sure the events continued in a safe environment where attendees could continue to learn from each other.