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SCI-MidAtlantic to Host Two Regional Conferences This Fall
Posted: Sep 10 2014
SCI-MidAtlantic will host two fall meetings–"SENCER and Engaging Mathematics" on October 18 at LaGuardia Community College, and "SENCER and Teaching with Technology" on November 15 at Barnard College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
SSI 2007 Participants Work to Improve Education for All Students
Posted: Sep 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, September 2007, Volume 6, Issue 11 The 2007 SENCER Summer Institute passed quickly, as always, with full days, much discussion, and hard work done by all who spent the early part of August in ...
Capitol Hill Symposium and Poster Session Participants Selected
Posted: Jan 1 2007
SENCER E-Newsletter, January 2007, Volume 6, Issue 4 The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement will welcome approximately 60 faculty, administrators, and students from 24 colleges, universities, and ...
Findings from SSI 2006 Evaluation: Participants Predict SENCER Reforms Will Reach 50,000 Undergraduates
Posted: Nov 1 2006
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2006, Volume 6, Issue 3 Participants predict that they will reach a large number of students with work initiated at SSI 2006 - over 50,000 undergraduate students during this academic ...
Computation Science: Learning to Apply Mathematics and Computer Science to Important Scientific and Public Programs
Posted: Nov 1 2006
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2006, Volume 6, Issue 3 Angela B. Shiflet, Wofford College Talk about "civic engagement"! Consider the following research projects performed at laboratories across the ...
FIPSE Awards LaGuardia $500,000 to SENCERize Mathematics Education
Posted: Nov 1 2006
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2006, Volume 6, Issue 3 LaGuardia Community College has received a prestigious FIPSE grant to enhance developmental mathematics pedagogy. Conceived by the College's Dean for ...
SENCER Model of the Month: Computer Ethics
Posted: Sep 1 2006
SENCER E-Newsletter, September 2006, Volume 6, Issue 1 Terrell Ward Bynum, Southern Connecticut State University Computer Ethics, taught by Professor Terrell Ward Bynum at Southern Connecticut State University, is ...
Challenging Work, Briefly Stated SSI 2006 Teams and Their Goals
Posted: Jun 1 2006
SENCER E-Newsletter, June 2006, Volume 5, Issue Brenau University hopes to consult with other participants on their continuing progress in developing new courses for their general education curriculum, ...
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