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Engaging Mathematics Hosts Planning Meeting in New Jersey
Posted: Jan 15 2014
On January 24th and 25th, the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement will host the kick-off meeting in Jersey City, NJ.
March Midwest Symposium to Address Teaching College Science Through Food, Health, and Sustainability Themes
Posted: Jan 15 2014
SENCER's Center for Innovation - Midwest and Roosevelt University are pleased to sponsor the Spring 2014 SCI-Midwest Regional symposium. The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 8th from 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. on Roosevelt University's Schaumburg campus.
SENCER Model Course Integrating Technology and Community Engagement Recognized at Conservation Land Workshop
Posted: Jan 15 2014
The course Professor Green featured in his presentation was selected as a SENCER model in 2013. "A Journey Down the Corkscrew Watershed: Interactive Smartphone-ready GIS Map" is available now on YouTube.
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.
Saint Mary's Hosts Conference on Science and Civic Engagement
Posted: Dec 10 2013
How do you increase students' interest in STEM subjects and at the same time create a civic engagement course that benefits communities surrounding your college? That question was the focus of math and science professors from a dozen California colleges and universities who gathered at Saint Mary's for a regional conference on November 16, sponsored by SENCER.
Fall New England Meeting Focuses on Supporting and Growing Partnerships on Campus and Off
Posted: Dec 10 2013
Following the welcome was an introduction to SENCER and SENCER Ideals led by Marion Fass, Professor of Biology and SENCER Fellow. Dr. Fass provided examples from her Emerging Disease course and demonstrated ways to engage students and to help them apply their classroom learning to problems relevant to their community and extend this impact to broader community and society.
Update on SSI 2013 Post-Institute Implementation Awards
Posted: Dec 10 2013
We are pleased to report that we received strong applications for Post-Institute Implementation Awards.
NCSCE Strategic Planning Update: WPI Student Team Recognized During Celebration at Library of Congress
Posted: Dec 10 2013
On November 10, 2013, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) hosted a celebration at the Library of Congress to commemorate the 40th and 25th year anniversaries of the project centers in Washington, DC and Venice, Italy, respectively.
Saint Mary's Hosts Conference on Science and Civic Engagement
Posted: Dec 10 2013
How do you increase students' interest in STEM subjects and at the same time create a civic engagement course that benefits communities surrounding your college? That question was the focus of math and science professors from a dozen California colleges and universities who gathered at Saint Mary's for a regional conference on November 16, sponsored by SENCER.
Fall MidAtlantic Meetings Engage Participants in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Successful SENCER Projects, and Interdisciplinary Applications
Posted: Nov 20 2013
On Friday, October 25, the SCI-MidAtlantic branch hosted its New Jersey-based meeting at Monmouth University. The following day, October 26, Len Champney, department of political science, and Robert Spalletta, department of physics, hosted a gathering at the University of Scranton.
Education Week Commentary 'Learning: A Holistic View' - An Interview with the Author, Alan Friedman
Posted: Nov 20 2013
Earlier this fall, Education Week published (online on September 9, 2013; in print on September 11, 2013) a commentary written by Alan called Learning: A Holistic View. In his commentary, Alan discusses the need to treat learning as an "interdependent ecology" and support "learning across life," among other things.
SCI-Great Lakes Workshop on Civic Engagement Opportunities in Vacant Land Repurposing, November 21-22
Posted: Oct 31 2013
This workshop will explore opportunities for applying SENCER principles to repurposing vacant land in the urban centers of the Great Lakes region.
November SCI-West Meeting to Address Use of Multi-Media Tools as Pedagogy
Posted: Oct 31 2013
The SENCER Center for Innovation - West will host a regional meeting on November 16, 2013 at Saint Mary's College.
A Meeting of the Minds (Part Two):
Posted: Oct 31 2013
On October 10 and 11, 2013, the second cohort of SENCER-ISE Partnerships met in Jersey City, NJ for an orientation meeting.
WPI Students Join NCSCE Strategic Planning Efforts
Posted: Oct 31 2013
This week, we welcomed three students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to the NCSCE office in Washington, DC. The WPI team will work with the Center to conduct research for NCSCE's funding and institutionalization options for moving forward.
Super Storm Sandy:
Posted: Oct 31 2013
On Monday evening I had the pleasure of attending a book talk by the historian, John Gillis, emeritus professor from Rutgers and a close friend of mine. John discussed his new book, The Human Shore, and described Super Storm Sandy, whose one-year anniversary is this week, as not a "natural disaster" but a disaster more closely connected to our human relationships to shores, coasts and beaches.
SSI 2014: New Program Additions Announced, Applications Invited
Posted: Oct 31 2013
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.
Save the Date! SCI-Great Lakes Planned for November 21-22
Posted: Oct 17 2013
The fall SCI-Great Lakes meeting will address the theme, "Opportunities for Applying SENCER Principles to Repurposing Vacant Land in the Urban Centers of the Great Lakes Region," and will be hosted in Gary, Indiana.
TWU Leaders Present SENCER to Oklahoma University
Posted: Oct 17 2013
SCI-Southwest Co-Director Richard Sheardy and SENCER Leadership Fellow Cynthia Maguire are leading a new partnership, introducing the SENCER approach to educators and administrators to Oklahoma University.
2014 ACS Annual Meeting to Feature SENCER Symposium
Posted: Oct 17 2013
Dr. Richard D. Sheardy has been recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and will again host a symposium as part of the ACS annual meeting on SENCER.
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