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Webinar of the Week: A Lesson in Science Communication from Texas Woman's University
Posted: Aug 27 2015
In this webinar, Cynthia Maguire of Texas Woman's University describes her institution's Dual Poster Project. The project requires students to create two posters, one that communicates their research to a technical, scientific audience within their discipline, and a second poster targeted at a more general audience, requiring students to communicate simply and clearly.
New Award Recognizing Exemplary Regional Collaborations Honors Hawai'i Team
Posted: Aug 26 2015
We find ourselves inspired to create a new award program that acknowledges and honors exemplary multi-institutional, regional, or statewide work around compelling civic issues. The first recipient of this new award is a team from Hawai'i. While considering their work, it became clear that their actions and accomplishments seem best suited to be recognized by an honor that acknowledges quality of the inter-institutional collaborations and deep partnerships established to improve the quality of both formal and informal education.
Webinar of the Week: Middle Tennessee State University Students Help Address Antibiotic Resistance
Posted: Aug 18 2015
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at Middle Tennessee State University R. Drew Sieg describes teaching introductory biology through authentic research experiences tied to the Small World Initiative. His work is inspired by the high rate of students who drop out of STEM majors after taking introductory science courses. By replacing cookie-cutter lab courses with authentic research, Drew increases student engagement, and the likelihood of students graduating with a STEM degree.
Kyle Simmons Recognized as a "40 Under 40" Meetings Industry Leader by Connect Magazine
Posted: Aug 18 2015
Kyle Simmons, NCSCE's own Faculty Development Events Manager, was recognized as a meetings industry leader in Connect Magazine's "40 Under 40" feature in the August/September 2015 issue. Connect Magazine is a national magazine that provides resources and ideas to meeting planners. Kyle is responsible for planning NCSCE's annual meetings, the SENCER Summer Institute and the NCSCE Washington Symposium, as well as helping envision new meetings, such as the recent NCSCE Department Chairs Workshop.
Longtime SENCER Collaborator and Model Producer Dr. Matthew A. Fisher Named American Chemical Society Fellow
Posted: Aug 18 2015
Dr. Matthew A. Fisher, associate professor of chemistry at Saint Vincent College, was recently appointed Fellow of the American Chemical Society for his scholarship, leadership, and sizable contributions to national, SENCER-based curricular reform efforts.
SENCER Publishes Three New Model Courses in 2015
Posted: Jul 31 2015
SENCER's three newest models cover topics in the natural sciences, geology, and health, and exhibit a variety of learning strategies, such as project-based learning, active and collaborative learning, and media making. Our 2015 model authors include Kathleen M. Browne, Alison Olcott Marshall, Kesey S. Bitting, Rachel A. Bergstrom, and Marion Field Fass.
SENCER Publishes Three New Model Courses in 2015
Posted: Jul 31 2015
SENCER's three newest models cover topics in the natural sciences, geology, and health, and exhibit a variety of learning strategies, such as project-based learning, active and collaborative learning, and media making. Our 2015 model authors include Kathleen M. Browne, Alison Olcott Marshall, Kesey S. Bitting, Rachel A. Bergstrom, and Marion Field Fass.
SENCER-ISE Partnership, Fordham University and the Wildlife Conservation Society Featured on CAISE Perspectives Blog
Posted: Jul 21 2015
The SENCER-ISE partnership between Fordham University and the Wildlife Conservation Society is featured on the CAISE (Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education) Perspectives blog. The partners discuss their collaboration on Project TRUE: Teens Researching Urban Ecology, which uses a tiered-mentorship model to introduce New York City high school students to urban ecology and increase the rate of students pursuing STEM majors by facilitating collaborations with college mentors already in STEM disciplines.
SSI 2015 Agenda and Session Schedule Now Available Online
Posted: Jul 21 2015
As the annual SENCER Summer Institute approaches in just over one week, the SSI 2015 agenda and the schedule of educational sessions have been made available online. This year's Institute will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from July 30th - August 3rd.
SENCER Launches Webinars on Course Design, Interdisciplinary Education, Assessment, and More
Posted: Jul 7 2015
The SENCER community is rich with resources and faculty who effectively and successfully engage students in STEM courses using timely and relevant real-world problems. Our faculty are "natural treasures" who can advise on practical applications, interactive teaching strategies, and group projects that immerse and captivate a wide spectrum of students. Let us introduce you to some of these outstanding faculty through our SENCER webinars.
SENCER-ISE Partner on the Benefits of Informal Science and Place-Based Education
Posted: Jul 7 2015
Jennifer D. Adams was recently featured in Brooklyn College Magazine's issue on "Women Who Shape the World", a broad-ranging article on social and academic challenges faced by girls and women. In the article, Adams points to the Lang Program, a seven-year extracurricular program for students from the fifth through twelfth grade offered through the American Museum of Natural History. The program engages students in learning science in "hands-on" classroom settings, and through research projects and career exploration. Adams helped initiate the program around the year 2000 and has examined the benefits participation in Lang brings to students, especially to young women.
New Podcast Explores Adapting to a Changing Planet
Posted: Jun 23 2015
Produced by Flora Lichtman and Katharine Wells, The Adaptors is a podcast that skillfully addresses the multifaceted issue of climate change and challenges listeners to consider the complexities of possible solutions.
Three Educators Recognized with Election to Fellows Program
Posted: Jun 23 2015
Dr. Bobrowski, Dr. York, and Dr. Dunlap bring diverse experiences and exciting plans for their eighteen-month fellowship terms to the Program, including a project on the biological and neurological effects music has on humans, the recruitment and retention of rural Alaskan students, and a cross-institutional collaboration around the theme of water quality.
STEM-UP PA's Leadership for Academic Women Professional Development Program Fall 2015
Posted: Jun 9 2015
STEM-UP PA has grown, with grant funding from NSF, to a network of over 400 individuals across Pennsylvania who are interested in the advancement of academic women, particularly in the STEM disciplines.
NCSCE Brings Department Chairs Together for Lessons on Academic and Institutional Leadership
Posted: Jun 9 2015
On May 28th, the inaugural NCSCE workshop, "Department Chairs as Academic and Institutional Leaders," brought together 26 veteran, new, and aspiring department chairs to Howard University in Washington, D.C. for three days of sessions and presentations exploring the pressing issues facing department leaders today.
Hawaiʻi Diaries: University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu Site Visit, Hawaiʻi Public Radio Interview, and Hawaiʻi Strategy Institute Presentation
Posted: May 26 2015
During SENCER's last days in Hawai'i, the team met with University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu faculty and local community organization representatives to discuss scaling up and combining the efforts of their science and civic engagement programs, participated in an in-depth interview about SENCER, STEM education, civic engagement, and Hawaiʻi on Hawai'i Public Radio, and presented at a strategy institute targeted specifically for Hawaiian community colleges.
SENCER Seeks Participants for NSF Assessment Project
Posted: May 26 2015
Will you be teaching a course that covers topics in chemistry, physics, or biology this upcoming fall semester? Are you looking for ways to show that your course is working and effective? Would you like to feel confident that students retain what they learn in your course long after they leave your classroom? If so, we'd love for you to join our assessment project. We are partnering with the College Board to combine their field-tested AP science questions with our well-established SALG student survey to measure the Enduring Understandings of SENCER courses, a goal of our current grant from the National Science Foundation.
Call for Applications and Nominations to the SENCER Leadership Fellows Program
Posted: May 13 2015
Founded in 2008, the SENCER Leadership Fellows program recognizes members of the SENCER community interested in taking on more advanced involvement through formal roles in the project. Leadership Fellows are appointed for 18-month, renewable terms, and work on projects of their own design. Fellows also contribute to the overall direction of the SENCER initiative. Applications and nominations to the Fellows program are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The deadline to submit in time for the next review of both applications and nominations is July 1, 2015. For more information, please contact SENCER Staff.
NCSCE Announces Theme and Seeks Proposals for the 2015 Washington Symposium and SENCER-ISE National Meeting
Posted: May 12 2015
This year's Washington Symposium theme, From Nice to Necessary: Science in the Service of Democracy, will feature papers, presentations, and/or poster sessions that intersect science and public policy. The meeting will be held on September 27-29, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This year's Symposium will also be held in conjunction with the SENCER-Informal Science Education national meeting, an opportunity for participants to present and learn more about SENCER's informal science efforts. Submit a presentation proposal and learn more about joining us in D.C. for this year's Symposium.
Hawaiʻi Diaries: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College Site Visits
Posted: May 12 2015
During their time in Hawai'i, the visiting SENCER team members took a short flight over to the Big Island to visit the University of Hawai'i at Hilo and Hawai'i Community College. While there, the team spoke with students enrolled in experiential, hands-on marine science courses, and faculty and administrators looking to make course- and institution-level improvements.
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