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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.
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.
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.
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.
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