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New Award Recognizing Exemplary Regional Collaborations Honors Hawai'i Team
Posted: Aug 26 2015
We find ourselves inspired to create a new award program that acknowledges and honors exemplary multi-institutional, regional, or statewide work around compelling civic issues. The first recipient of this new award is a team from Hawai'i. While considering their work, it became clear that their actions and accomplishments seem best suited to be recognized by an honor that acknowledges quality of the inter-institutional collaborations and deep partnerships established to improve the quality of both formal and informal education.
2014 Public Policy Symposium at SENCER Summer Institute Will Address the Public Understanding of Science
Posted: Apr 24 2014
Since scientific consensus alone does not seem to be either persuasive to the public or dispositive to policy makers, how science and scientific evidence are communicated must be re-strategized, especially in light of what we know about the beliefs and dispositions of specific audiences.
Students Develop Chemistry Projects that Impact Daily Campus and Community Life
Posted: Oct 3 2013
In an effort to keep the students motivated while integrating new key elements into the curriculum, a flexible, modular SENCER project was developed at Southern Connecticut State University, where students could, with minimal guidance, develop a project related to their own interests.
SENCER Pearls of Practice: A Request from the Models-to-Materials Team
Posted: Jul 10 2013
Food! We are searching for SENCER course assignments related to food, including topics such as hunger, fast food, slow food, nutrition, food security, obesity, trans fats, and diabetes.
SSI 2013 Opening Plenary Speaker to Address Complexities of Scientific Communication and Cultural Cognition
Posted: Jun 26 2013
Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, will join us at Santa Clara University to deliver the SSI 2013 opening plenary address.
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 ...
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 ...
Report from New York: Partnerships for Increasing Conservation Literacy and Engagement
Posted: Dec 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, December 2007, Volume 7, Issue 2 Michael J. Foster, Chanda Bennet, Brian Weeks, Ana Luz Porzecanski - Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History and Trace ...
SENCER Work Spurs Creation of Georgia/Armenia Fulbright Program: First Awards to be Granted for Summer 2008
Posted: Sep 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, September 2007, Volume 6, Issue 11 A strong international SENCER network has developed over the past several years, the result of the dedication and hard work of both American and ...
Three New SENCER Model Courses Address Sustainability, Resources, and the Local Environment
Posted: Jul 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, July 2007, Volume 6, Issue 10 Three courses have been selected to join our SENCER Model Series this summer, bringing the total of our collection of examples of successful, effective methods to ...
Survey on Teaching Evolutionary Biology Launched
Posted: Jul 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, July 2007, Volume 6, Issue 10 Mike Klymkowsky of the Bioliteracy Project at the University of Colorado, Boulder has set up a website and survey in the hopes of collecting and analyzing ...
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop Participants Chosen
Posted: Jun 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, June 2007, Volume 6, Issue 9 Following a competitive application process, thirteen SSI 2007 attendees have been invited to participate in this year's pre-Institute workshop on the ...