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Introductory Statistics with Community-Based Projects part of Statistics with Community-Based Projects
Cindy Kaus, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Metropolitan State University By incorporating semester long community-based projects into an introductory statistics course, Metropolitan State University aims to ...
Field Report: Using the Pre- and Post SENCER SALG HINTS for SUCCESS - By: Karen Kashmanian Oates (George Mason University; Co-PI, SENCER) part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2003, Volume 2, Issue 5 Those of you who've been involved with SENCER for a long time have no doubt heard David and me talk a lot about the SALG, and especially the SENCER SALG. ...
SENCER Assessment: Faculty Survey is Underway part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, May 2005, Volume 4, Issue 9 By: Tim Weston, University of Colorado - Boulder The SENCER assessment team at the University of Colorado is currently conducting a survey of faculty members who ...
The Power of Water part of Power of Water
The Power of Water (POW) is an integrated science course in Longwood University's general education program that explores basic science concepts, as well as questions of social responsibility and civic engagement
University of North Carolina Asheville to Receive 2013 William E. Bennett Team Award part of Newsletter Articles
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).
Engaging Mathematics Partners Launch New Initiative part of Newsletter Articles
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."
The Noyce Foundation Issues Working Paper to Examine Cross-Sector STEM "Ecosystems" in Informal and Formal Science Learning part of Newsletter Articles
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.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Saint Mary's College and Lindsay Wildlife Museum Launch Wildlife Mobile App part of Newsletter Articles
Saint Mary's College of California and Lindsay Wildlife Museum partnered to form an independent study research course, offered at Saint Mary's College, that focused on the development of a mobile app about San Francisco Bay Area wildlife.
New Issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal Now Online part of Newsletter Articles
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.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Practice Makes Perfect: RVCC Students Prepare for Citizen Science Training Workshops part of Newsletter Articles
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.