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Dan Kahan Appointed NCSCE Senior Fellow
Posted: Mar 13 2014
Dan M. Kahan, whose challenging 2013 SENCER Summer Institute plenary session continues to spur discussions among staff and community members, has joined the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement as a Senior Fellow.
University of Pretoria Hosts SENCER Symposium
Posted: Mar 13 2014
The first SENCER Symposium at the University of Pretoria, coordinated by Dr. Debra Meyer, is occurring this week in South Africa.
SCI-Midwest Symposium Highlights
Posted: Mar 13 2014
Roosevelt University hosted the March 8, 2014 SCI-Midwest symposium, which focused on "Teaching College Science and Math Through Themes of Food, Health and Sustainability Themes."
New Issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal Now Online
Posted: Feb 26 2014
Winter 2014 issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal is now available online free of charge. This issue contains four projects that illustrate a variety of creative approaches to linking science education and civic engagement.
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.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Forest Restoration Underway at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center
Posted: Feb 26 2014
Antioch College and the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (OEC) are partnering on Biodiversity, Invasive Species, and Forest Restoration: Intergenerational Civic Engagement, in the Classroom and Outdoors, a project engaging older adults at the Yellow Springs Senior Center, students at Antioch College, and grade school students from across the region in forest restoration at the OEC.
SCI-New England Spring 2014 Regional Meeting
Posted: Feb 26 2014
New England (SCI-NE) Spring 2014 Regional Meeting will be hosted at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. The conference date is April 5th, 2014 Saturday, from 8:30am to 4pm.
Education Week Blended Learning Math Instruction - Webinar Recap
Posted: Feb 26 2014
Education Week hosted a webinar on February 13th entitled "Blending Math Instruction for Elementary Grades." This webinar featured presentations by Jessica Indelicato, Amy Creeden, and Jill Thompson.
Summer BioBuilder Workshop Opportunities
Posted: Feb 26 2014
The BioBuilder Educational Foundation is offering summer professional development workshops around the country. These workshops have shaped teachers' understanding of biology and their approach to teaching in middle and high school classrooms.
The Noyce Foundation Issues Working Paper to Examine Cross-Sector STEM "Ecosystems" in Informal and Formal Science Learning
Posted: Feb 12 2014
The Noyce Foundation recently released How Cross-Sector Collaborations are Advancing STEM Learning, a working paper by Kathleen Traphagen and Saskia Traill. In the report, Traphagen and Traill explore 15 "STEM learning ecosystems" across the United States. They note that STEM learning ecosystems, a new term used to describe formal and informal education collaborations, encompass "schools, community settings such as after-school and summer programs, science centers and museums, and informal experiences at home and in a variety of environments that together constitute a rich array of learning opportunities for young people," in out-of-school settings.
NCSCE Awards Twenty Eight Grants to Support Increased STEM Engagement, Learning Gains, and Professional Development
Posted: Feb 12 2014
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement recently granted twenty-eight SSI 2013 Post-Institute Implementation Awards to support weekend workshops, faculty development seminars, pilot programs, and course and course curriculum redesign in two and four year colleges and universities throughout the country.
Annual Washington Symposium Planned for September 28-30
Posted: Feb 12 2014
The SENCER DC Symposium will be held on September 28th-30th, 2014. Please save the dates, as more information, including submission deadlines for poster proposals and details on general guest registration, is made available in the coming months.
SCI - South March 2014 Workshop
Posted: Feb 12 2014
The SENCER Center of Innovation - South will be holding a workshop on Thursday, March 27th designed for college and high school faculty who teach STEM and STEM-related courses.
Applications Invited for SSI 2014 in Asheville, Deadline March 24th
Posted: Feb 12 2014
We look forward to returning to Asheville, North Carolina for the 2014 SENCER Summer Institute and introducing new members of our community to the lovely campus and its beautiful surroundings.
NCSCE Welcomes Director of Programs
Posted: Feb 12 2014
Eliza Jane Reilly, longtime leader in SENCER, now joins the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement as Director of Programs.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Project TRUE Teens Blog About Urban Ecology
Posted: Feb 12 2014
Fordham University and the Wildlife Conservation society are partnering on Project TRUE (Teens Researching Urban Ecology), an experiential based learning program that provides semester-long research internships to teens in the New York City area.
New Staff Member
Posted: Jan 30 2014
Nataliya Gorbataya has recently joined our team at NCSCE as an operations manager.
Engaging Mathematics Partners Launch New Initiative
Posted: Jan 30 2014
This past weekend, January 24-25, nineteen members of the Engaging Mathematics leadership team, including the partners, advisory board representatives, consultants, and Co-PIs, met in Jersey City, New Jersey to formally begin work on how to "make mathematics relevant to students' lives, to connect mathematics learning to the goals and interests that students bring to college, and to show how mathematics relates to other disciplines, important civic questions, and technological challenges."
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Brooklyn College and Gateway National Recreation Area Create Sentinels of Shoreline Change
Posted: Jan 30 2014
Brooklyn College of CUNY and Gateway National Recreation Area of the National Park Service are partnering to create the "Sentinels of Shoreline Change," a citizen science filled observation program focused on monitoring the shoreline of Jamaica Bay, which is located off the southern coast of Long Island, New York. The partners are building learning communities among park rangers, Brooklyn College professors, and a group of middle and high school teachers to facilitate deep learning about the Jamaica Bay ecosystem and encourage stewardship and public advocacy for improving the health of the bay.
NCSCE's GLISTEN Project Joins the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps
Posted: Jan 30 2014
Last fall, the US Forest Service, on behalf of the National Council, reviewed letters of intent from such programs wanting to become the first member organizations of the 21CSC. GLISTEN, a program of NCSCE's SENCER Center for Innovation Great Lakes, was one of the first higher-education programs to be so designated.
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