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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Your Involvement
Posted: Apr 3 2013
It is my hope that this series will serve as a prelude to an ongoing and engaged discussion about our role in overcoming the barriers, creating the applications, testing the value, articulating the benefits and educating the next generation in how to further human rights through science and technology.
Science, Human Rights and the Expanding Role of the Private Sector
Posted: Mar 20 2013
What are the implications of this for the significant and increasing role of private companies and institutions in research and development?
Washington Symposium Highlights Campus Achievements, Student Leadership, and New Initiatives
Posted: Mar 20 2013
The overarching Symposium theme of reaching 'a tipping point' in the transformation of STEM education was addressed by Dr. Martin Storksdieck, director of the Board on Science Education, Dr. Mel Schiavelli, executive vice president of Northern Virginia Community College, David Burns, executive director of NCSCE, and presenters across sessions during the program.
Washington Symposium Speakers to Address Communication, the New Standards, Science and Human Rights: Deadline to Register is March 6
Posted: Mar 6 2013
The annual National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session brings together educators, students, community members, and policy leaders to discuss the connection of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics course content to civic issues and implications of public policy on curricula; as well as to recognize campus work and consider new initiatives.
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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