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Save the Dates: SCI-Midatlantic Meetings in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Posted: Sep 5 2013
The SENCER Center for Innovation MidAtlantic will be hosting two day-long regional meetings this fall.
New Issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal Available Online
Posted: Sep 5 2013
The editors of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal are excited to announce that the Summer 2013 issue is now online at www.seceij.net. The issue, which was guest edited by Judy C. Miner, President of Foothill College, has a special focus on community colleges.
Four Newly Elected Leadership Fellows Plan Interdisciplinary Linkages, Increased Dissemination
Posted: Sep 5 2013
Dr. Stephen Christenson (Brigham Young University), Dr. George Middendorf (Howard University), Dr. Liana Tsenova (New York City College of Technology), and Dr. Winnie Yu (Southern Connecticut State University) were formally recognized for their achievements during the 2013 SENCER Summer Institute at Santa Clara University.
2013 SENCER National Models Selected:
Posted: Sep 5 2013
The newest SENCER models continue to highlight faculty innovation and creativity in improving student learning by linking STEM content to civic problems of immediate relevance and concern.
KQED at the 2013 SENCER Summer Institute
Posted: Sep 5 2013
This summer, staff from KQED, public media for Northern California, had a chance to participate in the SENCER Summer Institute at Santa Clara University.
SENCERizing the Communication of Science
Posted: Sep 5 2013
Dan Kahan, the opening plenary speaker at the recent SENCER Summer Institute, posted a thought provoking consideration of his experience at Santa Clara University to his blog, The Cultural Cognition Project at Yale College of Law.
Expanding Partnerships and Pushing the Envelope: Themes from the SENCER Summer Institute, 2013
Posted: Aug 22 2013
SENCER Summer Institute (SSI) alumni and newcomers experienced some new features at SSI 2013 designed to explore new opportunities for inter- and multi-disciplinary work, new partnerships, new powers and responsibilities for student learners, new vistas in goal-setting and assessment, and new connections between scientific knowledge and the formation of public policy.
Monica Devanas Receives 2013 William E. Bennett Award
Posted: Aug 22 2013
The 2013 William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science was formally presented on August 2 at the SENCER Summer Institute to Dr. Monica Devanas of Rutgers University.
SENCER-ISE Partners Gather for the First Time at the 2013 SENCER Summer Institute
Posted: Aug 22 2013
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement welcomed the first cohort of SENCER-ISE Civic Engagement Partnership Support Award partners to the SENCER community during SSI 2013. With much enthusiasm and curiosity, the SENCER-ISE partners gathered together with their fellow awardees to plan for their projects, learn more about the SENCER community, and enjoy the beauty of the Santa Clara University campus and SENCER hospitality.
SCEWestNet Gathers at SSI 2013 to Share Progress and Plan Future Work
Posted: Aug 22 2013
At this year's SENCER Summer Institute, the Science and Civic Engagement Western Network (SCEWestNet) nodal leaders and partners gathered for their second annual meeting. Facilitated by Jonathan Bucki and Amy Shachter, SCEWestNet project director, the group discussed their progress thus far and made work plans for the year to come.
Register Now for September Chesapeake Bay Regional Meeting
Posted: Aug 22 2013
Colleagues from the Chesapeake Bay region will gath er at the Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation on September 14 and 15, 2013 for the fall regional meeting.
Students Create "Environmental Dashboard" to Inform Community Decision-Making
Posted: Aug 22 2013
At Oberlin College, faculty and students affiliated with NCSCE's GLISTEN (Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network) project have created an "Environmental Dashboard" for residents of Oberlin, Ohio.
Reflection on Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting
Posted: Jul 24 2013
Katherine Picchione, a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), represented WPI and NCSCE at the recent Science and Human Rights Coalition meeting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Students Develop Interactive GIS Watershed Map for Smartphones
Posted: Jul 24 2013
Recently, 'Harbor Happenings,' a magazine published by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, featured an article on a student project that involves the creation of a GIS (geographic information systems) map of the Corkscrew watershed that works with smartphones as part of Environmental Biology: Ecosystems of Southwest Florida.
University of North Carolina Asheville to Receive 2013 William E. Bennett Team Award
Posted: Jul 24 2013
The 2013 recipients of the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science are a team of University of North Carolina Asheville faculty members: Ellen Bailey (foreign languages), David Clarke (biology), Amy Lanou (health and wellness), Leah Matthews (economics), Karin Peterson (sociology), Jason Wingert (health and wellness), and Sally Wasileski (chemistry).
Noyce Foundation Award to Support a Second Cohort of SENCER-ISE Civic Engagement Partnerships
Posted: Jul 24 2013
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement is pleased to announce that a second cohort of Civic Engagement Partnership Support Awardees has been welcomed into the Science Education and New Civic Engagement Responsibilities-Informal Science Education (SENCER-ISE) initiative.
SENCER Pearls of Practice: A Request from the Models-to-Materials Team
Posted: Jul 10 2013
Food! We are searching for SENCER course assignments related to food, including topics such as hunger, fast food, slow food, nutrition, food security, obesity, trans fats, and diabetes.
Welcoming New SENCER Centers for Innovation Co-Directors
Posted: Jul 10 2013
The National Center announces the appointment of five new SENCER Center for Innovation Co-Directors to support our regionalization efforts. The new co-directors include Drs. Lynn Lotas, Tara Mann, David Rutschman, Robert Seiser, and Winnie Yu.
SSI 2013 Opening Plenary Speaker to Address Complexities of Scientific Communication and Cultural Cognition
Posted: Jun 26 2013
Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, will join us at Santa Clara University to deliver the SSI 2013 opening plenary address.
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