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Engaging Mathematics Faculty Member Writes Chapter for New Book Published by MAA
Posted: Dec 2 2014
Dr. Rikki Wagstrom (SENCER Leadership Fellow, associate professor of mathematics at Metropolitan State University, and Engaging Mathematics institutional partner) authored a chapter in the Mathematical Association of America's recent book Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Making Math Relevant: SCI-MidAtlantic Holds Quantitative Literacy Conference at LaGuardia Community College
Posted: Nov 4 2014
On October 10, 2014, over 30 mathematics educators from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania gathered at LaGuardia Community College CUNY in Long Island City, New York to hear LaGuardia faculty members present stimulating discussions on how they teach mathematics and statistics using issues that are interesting, relevant, and real to the lives of their students. Attendees came from Gannon University, Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, Hudson County Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, New York University, Rutgers University, and The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Mathematics Predicts Our Climate May Be Headed for a Tipping Point
Posted: Oct 29 2014
Why is the climate like a billiard game? This isn't a riddle from Alice in Wonderland, but a question Dr. Victor J. Donnay used math to help answer.
Engaging Mathematics Can Help Close a Gap in Informal Education
Posted: Oct 21 2014
A blog post on the CAISE (Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education) website identified a gap in informal education, namely a lack of museum projects that address social issues grounded in math. Museums are increasingly making efforts to address social issues through their programs and exhibits. When they do so, these efforts are generally successful. Developing mathematics-based museum programs could therefore serve as a solution to the relatively low numeracy of U.S. citizensa social issue in itself considering that many of today's pressing problems require numerical literacy to be understood and solved.
SIGMAA QL and SENCER: Perfect TogetherReflections on QL's 10th Anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest
Posted: Sep 10 2014
NCSCE Executive Director Wm. David Burns was honored to participate in a panel celebrating SIGMAA QL's 10th anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest meeting. He offers reflections from the event, as well as ready references and links to some of the ideas and resources recommended by the panelists.
SIGMAA QL and SENCER: Perfect TogetherReflections on QL's 10th Anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest
Posted: Sep 10 2014
NCSCE Executive Director Wm. David Burns was honored to participate in a panel celebrating SIGMAA QL's 10th anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest meeting. He offers reflections from the event, as well as ready references and links to some of the ideas and resources recommended by the panelists.
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.
SIGMAA QL and SENCER: Perfect TogetherReflections on QL's 10th Anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest
Posted: Sep 10 2014
NCSCE Executive Director Wm. David Burns was honored to participate in a panel celebrating SIGMAA QL's 10th anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest meeting. He offers reflections from the event, as well as ready references and links to some of the ideas and resources recommended by the panelists.
SIGMAA QL and SENCER: Perfect TogetherReflections on QL's 10th Anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest
Posted: Sep 10 2014
NCSCE Executive Director Wm. David Burns was honored to participate in a panel celebrating SIGMAA QL's 10th anniversary at MAA's Summer MathFest meeting. He offers reflections from the event, as well as ready references and links to some of the ideas and resources recommended by the panelists.
West Point Shares Results and Recommendations Emerging from Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Posted: Aug 27 2014
During their plenary presentation at SSI 2014, Col. Jerry Kobylski, Col. Diane Ryan, and recent West Point graduate 2LT Elizabeth Olcese discussed the origins, development, assessment results, and future plans for the "Energy Spine."
Professor Gary Booth of Brigham Young University and The Core Interdisciplinary Team from the United States Military Academy Honored with the 2014 William E. Bennett Awards for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science
Posted: Aug 27 2014
Gary Booth, professor of plant and wildlife science at Brigham Young University, and The Core Interdisciplinary Team from the United States Military Academy at West Point have been selected as this year's recipients of the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science.
Engaging Mathematics Gets Press in Oglethorpe's Carillon Magazine
Posted: Jul 30 2014
Carillon Magazine, published by Oglethorpe University, featured an article by Debbie Aiken called "TEACHING BACKWARDS" in its Spring/Summer 2014 issue.
Engaging Mathematics Partner to Speak at 7th Annual Flux Course
Posted: Jul 15 2014
Engaging Mathematics partner Dr. John Zobitz of Augsburg College will be giving a talk at the upcoming Flux Measurements and Modeling course at the Colorado Mountain Research Station, near Boulder.
SENCER-ISE and Engaging Mathematics Partners to Share Goals and Achievements at SSI 2014
Posted: Jul 1 2014
In addition to the 37 groups and teams that applied to the 2014 SENCER Summer Institute, partners from the SENCER-ISE and Engaging Mathematics initiatives will also be in attendance.
Roosevelt University Uses Chicago's Social Justice Issues to Teach Algebra
Posted: Jun 17 2014
Roosevelt University's math professors Cathy Evins and Barbara Gonzalez will develop a new algebra course that couples math instruction with important social justice challenges in the city of Chicago, including transportation, crime, water, food access, infrastructure, and demographics.
LaGuardia Community College Works to Close "Math Gap"
Posted: May 21 2014
According to a 2006 U.S. Department of Education study, the earlier in their undergraduate careers that students, regardless of their majors, take college-level math, the more likely they are to graduate.
Engaging Mathematics: Sustainable Scholarship
Posted: May 8 2014
Dr. Rikki Wagstrom first offered a SENCER math course at Metropolitan State University, a lead institution for NCSCE's Engaging Mathematics ("Engaging Mathematics" link: http://www.ncsce.net/Initiatives/EngagingMathematics.cfm) initiative, in the fall of 2008. At the 2006 SENCER Summer Institute, she noticed that most SENCER courses were science courses. This inspired her to SENCERize a math course, Metro State's Math 101, by integrating content with sustainability issues.
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.
Environmental Statistics Across Continents
Posted: Apr 24 2014
Dr. Cynthia Kaus of Metropolitan State University will develop two versions of an Environmental Statistics course: one to be offered at Metropolitan State in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the other at the University of Seychelles, where Dr. Kaus was recently appointed as a Fulbright Scholar.
Bennett Award: Call for Nominations
Posted: Apr 24 2014
NCSCE is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science. The deadline for nominations is June 2, 2014.
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