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Congressman to Receive Bennett Award at Capitol Hill Ceremony
Posted: Sep 24 2014
Congressman Rush D. Holt will be presented with the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science at the 2014 Capitol Hill Poster Session. The ceremony, held in connection with the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement's 2014 Washington Symposium, will take place on Tuesday, September 30, in the Cannon Caucus Room at 12:30 p.m. Congressmen Holt will make brief remarks.
Distinguished Leaders in Informal Education Join SENCER-ISE Project as Senior Advisors
Posted: Sep 24 2014
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement is pleased to welcome two experts in the informal science education (ISE) field, Ms. Marsha Semmel and Dr. David Ucko, as senior advisors to the SENCER-ISE initiative. Like the late Alan Friedman who opened the doors for the SENCER community to engage with the ISE community, David (who prefers to be called "Dave") and Marsha are nationally respected for their contributions to, and leadership in, the ISE community. Both are accomplished practitioners and strategic thinkers whose expertise will benefit a progressive, cutting edge project like SENCER-ISE.
2014 Capitol Hill Poster Session Abstracts Now Available Online
Posted: Sep 24 2014
The abstracts for the invited poster presentations at the 2014 NCSCE Washington Symposium are now available online. Twenty-four posters from 21 institutions from across the country are represented. Following the session on Capitol Hill, authors will be submitting PDFs of their posters for inclusion on the NCSCE and SENCER websites. We will announce their publication in a future e-newsletter.
Engaging Mathematics Website Gets Upgrade
Posted: Sep 24 2014
The website for the Engaging Mathematics initiative recently received an upgrade. The site moved to a new host, making the load speed much faster.
SENCER Leadership Fellow Flora Lichtman Co-Creates Animated Documentary Called 'Seeing the Invisible'
Posted: Sep 24 2014
Science journalist and SENCER Leadership Fellow Flora Lichtman has co-created an animated documentary with Sharon Shattuck, an animator and filmmaker, called "Seeing the Invisible."
SIGMAA QL and SENCER: Perfect TogetherReflections on QL's 10th Anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest
Posted: Sep 10 2014
NCSCE Executive Director Wm. David Burns was honored to participate in a panel celebrating SIGMAA QL's 10th anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest meeting. He offers reflections from the event, as well as ready references and links to some of the ideas and resources recommended by the panelists.
SIGMAA QL and SENCER: Perfect TogetherReflections on QL's 10th Anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest
Posted: Sep 10 2014
NCSCE Executive Director Wm. David Burns was honored to participate in a panel celebrating SIGMAA QL's 10th anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest meeting. He offers reflections from the event, as well as ready references and links to some of the ideas and resources recommended by the panelists.
SCI-MidAtlantic to Host Two Regional Conferences This Fall
Posted: Sep 10 2014
SCI-MidAtlantic will host two fall meetings–"SENCER and Engaging Mathematics" on October 18 at LaGuardia Community College, and "SENCER and Teaching with Technology" on November 15 at Barnard College.
SIGMAA QL and SENCER: Perfect TogetherReflections on QL's 10th Anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest
Posted: Sep 10 2014
NCSCE Executive Director Wm. David Burns was honored to participate in a panel celebrating SIGMAA QL's 10th anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest meeting. He offers reflections from the event, as well as ready references and links to some of the ideas and resources recommended by the panelists.
SIGMAA QL and SENCER: Perfect TogetherReflections on QL's 10th Anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest
Posted: Sep 10 2014
NCSCE Executive Director Wm. David Burns was honored to participate in a panel celebrating SIGMAA QL's 10th anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest meeting. He offers reflections from the event, as well as ready references and links to some of the ideas and resources recommended by the panelists.
SENCER-ISE Representatives Attend 2014 NSF AISL PI Meeting
Posted: Sep 9 2014
Wednesday, August 20 through Friday, August 22, the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) hosted the 2014 National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning (NSF AISL) Principal Investigator (PI) meeting. An AISL award and The Noyce Foundation support the SENCER-ISE initiative. David Burns, Principal Investigator, Ellen Mappen, Project Director, and Hailey Chenevert, Project Coordinator, attended the meeting as representatives of the SENCER-ISE initiative.
SCI-New England to Host Fall Meeting on Big Data and Democratizing STEM Skills
Posted: Sep 9 2014
On October 18, the New England SENCER Center for Innovation will host a regional meeting at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts. The morning's highlight will be a keynote address from Brian Fitzgerald, CEO of Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), a consortium of Fortune 500 CEOs, college and university presidents, and civic leaders devoted to increasing the national STEM workforce. Brian will discuss using big data to solve big problems and democratizing STEM skills. The afternoon will include a presentation from SCI Co-Director Dr. Rob Sanford on the direction of the regional center, with details on new opportunities, and a presentation from SCI Co-Director Dr. Tara Mann on how to SENCER-ize a course.
Agenda and Rolling Registration for Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session
Posted: Sep 9 2014
We have some important updates to share about the 2014 Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session.
Applications for SSI 2014 Post-Institute Implementation Awards Invited
Posted: Sep 9 2014
SENCER/NSF Post-Institute Implementation Awards are intended to promote the implementation of projects with an emphasis on developing measurable and achievable goals and innovative plans to acquire evidence of project outcomes. Potential projects appropriate for sub-award applications include course/program development or redesign, campus-based faculty development initiatives, outreach to institutions or colleagues new to SENCER, or research into student learning, among others.
West Point Shares Results and Recommendations Emerging from Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Posted: Aug 27 2014
During their plenary presentation at SSI 2014, Col. Jerry Kobylski, Col. Diane Ryan, and recent West Point graduate 2LT Elizabeth Olcese discussed the origins, development, assessment results, and future plans for the "Energy Spine."
Susan Rundell Singer of the National Science Foundation Advocates for Authentic Learning Experiences
Posted: Aug 27 2014
In her plenary address at SSI 2014 entitled, Learning through Authentic Experiences, Dr. Susan Rundell Singer, director of the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation, began by identifying what she called "game changers" that have led to new efforts to influence education, not just in schools, but as she said, in learning that occurs "any time and in any place."
KQED Plenary Addresses How Multimedia and Media-Making Can Help Improve Science Education Inside and Outside the Classroom
Posted: Aug 27 2014
Sue Ellen McCann and Andrea Aust of KQED, the Northern California public media broadcast station, and David Bolt, author of The Digital Divide: Computers and Our Children's Future, gave a plenary address concerning the uses and misuses of media in support of learning.
Now Accepting Registration for 2014 Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session
Posted: Aug 27 2014
The Washington Symposium offers the opportunity for you to learn from cutting-edge experts and one another, to participate in thoughtful discussions, and to communicate the results of your work to leaders and peers.
Applications for SSI 2014 Post-Institute Implementation Awards Invited
Posted: Aug 27 2014
SENCER/NSF Post-Institute Implementation Awards are intended to promote the implementation of projects with an emphasis on developing measurable and achievable goals and innovative plans to acquire evidence of project outcomes.
Professor Gary Booth of Brigham Young University and The Core Interdisciplinary Team from the United States Military Academy Honored with the 2014 William E. Bennett Awards for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science
Posted: Aug 27 2014
Gary Booth, professor of plant and wildlife science at Brigham Young University, and The Core Interdisciplinary Team from the United States Military Academy at West Point have been selected as this year's recipients of the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science.
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