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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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
New Staff Member
Posted: Jan 30 2014
Nataliya Gorbataya has recently joined our team at NCSCE as an operations manager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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