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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.
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.
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.
GLISTEN Undergraduate Stewardship Liaisons Train on Historic Gibralter Island
Posted: Jun 26 2013
From June 7-8, the USLs received intensive training, developed in partnership with the Institute for Conservation Leadership, to begin building that bridge.
SSI 2013 to Feature Symposium on Science and Public Policy
Posted: May 2 2013
Given the central role that public issues - and the development of public policies designed to address them - play in the civic engagement aspirations of the SENCER enterprise, a focused exploration of science and public policy seems essential.
Northland College Students and Faculty Assess Pre-mining Environmental Baselines
Posted: Apr 3 2013
Quietly, in order to ensure that the decision-making and environmental impact determination processes are based on sound science, students and faculty from Northland College in Ashland have been gathering baseline data on local water and air quality both in and around the reservation, in partnership with citizen science efforts of the non-profit Bad River Watershed Association.
Connecting Where You Live With What You Teach The Alaska SCEWest Node
Posted: Mar 6 2013
Larry reports that, "the SENCER network and SCEWestNet node for Alaska are making an impact with rural and minority students in Alaska, where place-based science courses and activities about current issues are valued." He believes that, "where you live should have something to do with what you teach."
Undergraduate Spotlight: Leading from the Middle
Posted: Feb 21 2013
As a GLISTEN USL, Rhiannon served as a bridge between ECC faculty and staff from community-based organizations that benefited from the service-learning components of those environmental science courses.
New Backgrounder Addresses Service-Learning and Engagement at Community Colleges
Posted: Oct 30 2009
An anthropologist and leader in the community college and service-learning fields, Franco was commissioned by SENCER to write a backgrounder on how service-learning and the SENCER approach integrate goals of research, teaching and service, especially for faculty at community colleges.
Seven New Models Added to SENCER Digital Library
Posted: Apr 29 2009
The most recent additions to the SENCER Digital Library are the seven courses and programs selected to be part of the SENCER Model Series during the summer of 2008. The diverse group of resources includes international collaborations, single courses, and course clusters, and focuses on issues such as sleep, HIV/AIDS, food, and pregnancy.
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 ...
Coal in the Heart of Appalachian Life: A Learning Community
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, December 2004, Volume 4, Issue 4 Phillip J. Mason, Judy Byers, Debra Hemler, Andreas Baur, Galen Hansen, and Noel Tenney, Fairmont State University Coal in the Heart of Appalachian Life is ...
The Evolution of the Model: Science, Society, and Global Threats
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, March 2005, Volume 4, Issue 7 The course, "Science, Society, and Global Catastrophes" was originally introduced as a SENCER Model in 2001. We recently asked model developer, Theo ...
Green Chemistry: Not an Oxymoron
Posted: Mar 1 2009
SENCER E-Newsletter, April 2005, Volume 4, Issue 8 Mary M. Kirchoff, Ph.D. Assistant Director for Special Projects Education Division, American Chemical Society Green chemistry is the design of chemical products ...
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 Alumni Present Workshop at Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium
Posted: Apr 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, April 2007, Volume 6, Issue 7 Ralph Bain, Montgomery College and Theo Koupelis, University of Wisconsin-Marathon An invitation to participate in the 177th Conference of the Two-Year College ...
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