The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement invites you to attend our upcoming conference, Science and Engineering for Social Good. This conference will be held at Georgia Institute of Technology on February 9-11, 2018, and is presented in partnership with Georgia Tech, Stony Brook University, and The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP).
Many of the pressing global issues and problems of our time, including health, energy and the environment, infrastructure, security, and economic development have significant scientific and technological dimensions. In order to meet the challenges, interdisciplinary approaches—bringing together STEM, the arts/humanities, global knowledge, and a diversity of people and ideas—must be at the core of education and work in this 21st century. In this conference, we will explore strategies to build holistic approaches to education—for both STEM and non-STEM majors (e.g,. STEM-enhanced liberal arts). In addition, we will explore the implications of such highly interdisciplinary and global approaches for education, and the increasingly diverse and global workforce.
Our largest annual meeting, the SENCER Summer Institute provides professional development and networking opportunities over the course of four days to formal and informal educators, administrators, students, representatives of non-profits and agencies. SSI 2018 will be hosted by Santa Clara University in CA from August 2 - 5.
The retreat, held on September 15-16, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, brought together leaders and change-agents interested in strengthening leadership that is rooted in educational values and mission. The retreat was interactive and participant-driven, with experienced chairs, deans, and professional development specialists acting as facilitators and guides leading focused discussions and problem-solving activities.
Our nine regional SENCER Centers of Innovation (SCIs) host two yearly meetings on topics relevant to their local areas, including environmental health and restoration, big data, undergraduate research, sustainability, and improving the STEM pipeline.
Some sixty faculty members, researchers, and academic leaders from the Mamelodi Campus of the University of Pretoria, the University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology, and the Academy of Science for South Africa and others attended the SENCER Symposium held at Hatfield, the main campus of the University of Pretoria in South Africa.