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A SENCER Symposium in South Africa: Meeting Developing Challenges in Education for a New Democracy
Posted: Apr 11 2014
Some sixty faculty members, researchers, and academic leaders from the University of Pretoria, the University of Johannesburg, and the Academy of Science for South Africa and others attended the SENCER Symposium held on March 12 in Pretoria, South Africa. Many participants expressed the hope that this would be the first of what could become an annual event.
Study Abroad Approach to Calculus
Posted: Feb 26 2014
Students who may have felt that rigorous course loads excluded them from studying abroad were given the opportunity to travel without having to delay graduation, while members of the GARBO Coffee Cooperative were provided with mathematically sound suggestions for developing eco-tourism.
New SENCER Backgrounder on Modern Human Rights
Posted: Dec 10 2013
Thus, our newest SENCER backgrounder by Sam McFarland of Western Kentucky University provides, "A Very Brief Overview of Modern Human Rights," for those interested in introducing discussions on the complex topic with colleagues and students representing all disciplines.
Reflection on Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting
Posted: Jul 24 2013
Katherine Picchione, a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), represented WPI and NCSCE at the recent Science and Human Rights Coalition meeting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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.
WPI Student to Represent NCSCE at Upcoming AAAS Meeting
Posted: Jun 26 2013
Katherine Picchione, a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), will represent WPI and NCSCE at the upcoming gathering.
Participants Selected for Pre-Institute Symposium on Science and Public Policy
Posted: Jun 13 2013
Responding to requests we received last year, we will experiment with a pre-Institute symposium designed to be useful to participants in SENCER initiatives, to creators of SENCER courses and programs, and to students.
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.
Science, Human Rights and National Security
Posted: Mar 6 2013
International human rights law recognizes that in limited circumstances "the interests of national security" may be legitimate grounds for restricting enjoyment of rights (see, for example, Article 8(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)).
Why Integrate Human Rights into STEM Education?
Posted: Feb 7 2013
Human rights are a part of most domestic law, they are an important element in foreign policy engagement, and they are increasingly permeating debates on issues of vital social, economic, political, religious and cultural importance.
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.
SENCER Selects Seven Courses and Programs for 2008 Model Series
Posted: Jul 1 2008
SENCER E-Newsletter, July/August 2008, Volume 7, Issue 9 SENCER is pleased to announce the selection of seven courses and programs as additions to the 2008 SENCER Model Series. SENCER Featured and Emerging Model ...
Symposium Participants Present Campus Projects to Congress
Posted: May 1 2008
SENCER E-Newsletter, May 2008, Volume 7, Issue 7 Participants in the 2008 Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session shared enthusiasm for improving STEM education and a depth of experience with ...
30 Teams Selected to Participate in SSI 2008
Posted: Apr 1 2008
SENCER E-Newsletter, April 2008, Volume 7, Issue 6 Thirty teams and 22 individuals representing 51 colleges, universities, and other educational organizations have been invited to attend SSI 2008, which will be ...
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. ...
SENCER Launches Leadership Fellows Program
Posted: Feb 1 2008
SENCER E-Newsletter, February 2008, Volume 7, Issue 4 David Burns, PI, SENCER "We want to recognize and honor the contributions of distinguished SENCER leaders and enlist them in the movement to achieve new ...
NCSCE Announces 2008 Washington Symposium Participants
Posted: Feb 1 2008
SENCER E-Newsletter, February 2008, Volume 7, Issue 4 The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement welcomes representatives from 25 colleges and universities to participate in the Washington Symposium and ...
Trafficking in Civic Engagement
Posted: Jan 1 2008
SENCER E-Newsletter, January 2008, Volume 7, Issue 3 Keith Aufderheide, Oglethorpe University- Professor of Chemistry When Oglethorpe University submitted an application for a Post-Institute Implementation Award ...
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 ...
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