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Expanding Partnerships and Pushing the Envelope: Themes from the SENCER Summer Institute, 2013
Posted: Aug 22 2013
SENCER Summer Institute (SSI) alumni and newcomers experienced some new features at SSI 2013 designed to explore new opportunities for inter- and multi-disciplinary work, new partnerships, new powers and responsibilities for student learners, new vistas in goal-setting and assessment, and new connections between scientific knowledge and the formation of public policy.
SENCER-ISE Partners Gather for the First Time at the 2013 SENCER Summer Institute
Posted: Aug 22 2013
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement welcomed the first cohort of SENCER-ISE Civic Engagement Partnership Support Award partners to the SENCER community during SSI 2013. With much enthusiasm and curiosity, the SENCER-ISE partners gathered together with their fellow awardees to plan for their projects, learn more about the SENCER community, and enjoy the beauty of the Santa Clara University campus and SENCER hospitality.
Field Report: Application of SENCER Approaches in the Teaching of Science in Wagner College's First Year Program - By: Donald E. Stearns, Ph.D., Wagner College, Staten Island, New York
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, December 2003, Volume 2, Issue 6 Wagner College's First-Year Program is comprised of learning communities (LCs). A typical LC includes two lecture courses from different disciplines that ...
The University of Cincinnati CoNSEPTS Project - By: Linda Plevyak
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, January/February 2004, Volume 2, Issue 6 A team of A&S and Education faculty from the University of Cincinnati (UC) attended the SENCER Summer Institute in Santa Clara August 2003. This ...
Chemistry of Daily Life: Malnutrition and Diabetes
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, July 2005, Volume 4, Issue 11 By: Matthew Fisher, Saint Vincent College This laboratory course for non-majors has been taught since 1998 and explores basic concepts in chemistry through two ...
More Than Just a Chemistry Course: SENCER Course Development at The University of Montana
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, March 2004, Volume 2, Issue 7 By: Garon C. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, garons@selway.umt.edu As a civically engaged faculty member in a ...
Chemistry and Policy: A Course Intersection - By: Christopher Smart, Pinar Batur, and Stuart Belli of Vassar College
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, September 2004, Volume 4, Issue 1 This Vassar Course Intersection brings two classes together, a Chemistry course in Instrumental Analysis, the other an Introduction to Urban Studies, around ...
Severe Weather Phenomena and Cancer, Genes, and the Environment Courses at The College of New Jersey
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2004, Volume 4, Issue 3 Professors Marty Becker, Danielle Dalafave, Bonnie Dixon, Marlene Kayne, Sharon Sherman and Dean Gail Simmons, The College of New Jersey The College of New ...
What Difference Does Teaching a SENCER Course Make?
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, July 2005, Volume 4, Issue 11 Recently, we asked a group of SENCER participants and colleagues at their institutions to tell us about the courses and programs that they have developed. We were ...
SENCER Classrooms: Small Changes, Big Effects
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, June 2003, Volume 2, Issue 1 Terry McGuire, associate professor of genetics at Rutgers and an SSI-2002 advance representative, reports how two small modifications - inspired by his attendance ...
The National Center Needs Your Help in the Development of a New Project: The STEM of Democracy
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, October 2004, Volume 4, Issue 2 By: Wm. David Burns As I write this, it's just two weeks from November 2, our next national election day. Voting has already begun and serious ...
Forensic Investigation: Seeking Justice Through Science
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, February 2005, Volume 4, Issue 6 Gregory Miller, Southern Oregon University In recent years, dozens of individuals have been exonerated of capital crimes and released from lifeimprisonment, ...
Half an Hour Away from the End of Civilization
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, February 2005, Volume 4, Issue 6 Teaching Nonproliferation to Understand Present and Safeguard Future Washington & Lee University to Host 2005 Teaching Nonproliferation Summer Institute ...
Science and Community Outreach - By: Kari Murad
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, August 2003, Volume 2, Issue 2 "They (students) are invited to pursue academic excellence, to discover, and develop fully their personal and professional goals, and to contribute actively ...
Environmental Chemistry and Ethnicity: Uranium and American Indians
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2004, Volume 4, Issue 3 Catherine Middlecamp and Omie Baldwin, University of Wisconsin - Madison In 2002, Environmental Chemistry & Ethnicity (3 credits) was created as a new ...
Butler University Incorporates Civic Engagement into Core Curriculum
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, July 2007, Volume 6, Issue 10 Joseph Kirsch, Robert Holm, Donald Braid, Margaret Brabant, Travis Ryan, William Beranek, and Olujide Akinbo Civic engagement is becoming an important part of ...
Teaching Introductory Statistics Through Community Based Projects at Metropolitan State University
Posted: Mar 1 2008
SENCER E-Newsletter, March 2008, Volume 7, Issue 5 Cindy Kaus, Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics Rikki Wagstrom, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Civic engagement is a core value at Metropolitan State ...
Global Science: Discourse and Collaboration
Posted: Feb 1 2008
SENCER E-Newsletter, February 2008, Volume 7, Issue 4 Dr. John A. Mecham, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, Meredith College Dr. Erica Kosal, Department of Biology, North Carolina Wesleyan College Dr. ...
NCSCE Funds Projects to Improve Teaching and Learning
Posted: Dec 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, December 2007, Volume 7, Issue 2 NCSCE has funded a promising group of projects that emerged from discussions at the 2007 SENCER Summer Institute. Teams of 4-6 people who attended SSI 2007 ...
SENCER Launches Digital Library Program
Posted: Dec 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, December 2007, Volume 7, Issue 2 Chuck Gahun - Program Manager, SENCER Digital Library The SENCER national office is undertaking a major initiative to identify, categorize and deliver digital ...