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Spring 2014 New England Regional Meeting Engages Participants in Discussions on Cyber Security, Privacy, and STEM Education
Posted: Apr 24 2014
Sessions revealed the range, depth and difficulty of just some of the civic questions that are emerging as new technologies develop and occupy such an important place in our lives and the world's economy.
Article by Leadership Fellow Highlights Student Engagement in SENCER Microbiology Course
Posted: Apr 24 2014
Recently, the British Journal of Applied Science and Technology published an article by Harold Washington College faculty and students that focuses on changes in "students' awareness, attitude, and perceptions" about issues and events relating to microbiology as they emerged in a specific course.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Dr. John Falk Speaks at NM ISE Network Program
Posted: Apr 24 2014
New Mexico EPSCoR and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science have partnered to bring together a network of informal science education institutions with a network of university-based researchers to build capacity for enhanced collaboration to engage learners of all ages in two very important issues for the state of New Mexico- water and energy.
Environmental Statistics Across Continents
Posted: Apr 24 2014
Dr. Cynthia Kaus of Metropolitan State University will develop two versions of an Environmental Statistics course: one to be offered at Metropolitan State in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the other at the University of Seychelles, where Dr. Kaus was recently appointed as a Fulbright Scholar.
Bennett Award: Call for Nominations
Posted: Apr 24 2014
NCSCE is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science. The deadline for nominations is June 2, 2014.
New Webpage on SENCER in South Africa is Now Online
Posted: Apr 24 2014
A webpage containing a report, links to presentations, and other resources from the SENCER South Africa Symposium held at the University of Pretoria last March is now available.
Koshland Science Museum Celebrates 10 Years, Opens Idea Lab
Posted: Apr 24 2014
The Koshland Science Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary with the opening of the Idea Lab, an unconventional gallery space where the museum plans to pilot new interactive approaches in collaboration with its visitors.
SCI - South organizes workshops at the 2014 Gulf South Summit and Research Week 2014 at Auburn University
Posted: Apr 11 2014
Auburn University is hosting two regional events organized by the SCI-South, headquartered at University of North Carolina-Asheville this Spring. There is still time to attend one of them. Expanding on last year's successful inclusion of SENCER with Auburn's remarkable focus on, and extensive program to support, student and related research activities, SENCER will again be featured during Auburn's 2014 Research Week coming up on April 17. Research week follows on the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education held on March 27.
A SENCER Symposium in South Africa: Meeting Developing Challenges in Education for a New Democracy
Posted: Apr 11 2014
Some sixty faculty members, researchers, and academic leaders from the University of Pretoria, the University of Johannesburg, and the Academy of Science for South Africa and others attended the SENCER Symposium held on March 12 in Pretoria, South Africa. Many participants expressed the hope that this would be the first of what could become an annual event.
"Natural Connections" in K-5 Education
Posted: Apr 11 2014
Thanks to an emerging collaboration of representatives of the National Center, SENCER, the SCI-Chesapeake Bay, and the Virginia Department of Education that got stimulated by the SCI-Chesapeake Bay regional meeting at Front Royal, VA last fall, we were invited to attend an elementary education conference entitled "Natural Connections: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning." The conference was held in Richmond, Virginia on the expansive grounds of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Center on March 28th and 29th.
On the Radio: William James, John Dewey, and a Robotics Fair in New York
Posted: Apr 11 2014
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students interviewed NCSCE executive director David Burns for a story they were producing on the role of a New York City robotics competitionnow in its 14th yearin stimulating greater student interest in science learning and technology.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Practice Makes Perfect: RVCC Students Prepare for Citizen Science Training Workshops
Posted: Apr 11 2014
Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and the New Jersey Audubon are partnering to integrate classroom work with citizen science field research to address forest health in central New Jersey.
Riverland Community College to host "Making STEM Real" Symposium June 16-17
Posted: Apr 11 2014
With funds provided though its SSI 2013 Post-Institute Implementation Award, the Riverland Community College SENCER team will be hosting a symposium on their campus in Austin, Minnesota on June 16 and 17.
Future Engaging Mathematics Website
Posted: Apr 11 2014
A new website is being designed that will house information about NCSCE's newest initiative, Engaging Mathematics: Creating a National Community of Practice.
2014 SENCER Summer Institute
Posted: Mar 28 2014
Individual, group, and team applications for SSI 2014 are due on April 1, 2014.
"Internet Privacy, Computer Ethics, and DiversITy"
Posted: Mar 28 2014
Internet Privacy, Computer Ethics, and DiversITy in the STEM fields will be the focus of SCI-New England regional meeting to be held at Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday, April 5th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Call for Manuscripts for the Summer 2014 Issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal
Posted: Mar 28 2014
Eliza Reilly and Trace Jordan, co- editors of SECEIJ invite manuscript submissions for the Summer 2014 issue. Manuscripts in all topic areas, especially reports on projects that are international in scope, are welcome.
Normandale Community College: A Place Where Students "See" Math
Posted: Mar 28 2014
In our last issue, Normandale Community College's Mathematics for the Liberal Arts was identified as a course that aims to inspire students to appreciate the mathematics that surrounds them, the mathematics that is hidden in plain sight. According to Normandale Professor Anthony Dunlop, the ultimate goal he envisioned while designing the course was "to have students think of math whenever they are near Minnesota's many waterways, and to have at least an inkling that mathematics and quantitative reasoning [are] vital to understanding and protecting these resources."
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Hamilton College & Green Science Policy Institute: a Cross-Continental Collaboration
Posted: Mar 28 2014
Hamilton College and Green Science Policy Institute (GSP) are partnering to develop research opportunities for undergraduate science students that meld analytical toxicology with public policy and civic engagement.
Short Course on Socio-Environmental Synthesis
Posted: Mar 28 2014
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is offering a four-day short course on "Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies."
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