Eliza Reilly and Trace Jordan, Co-Editors-in-Chief
We are pleased to announce the Summer 2017 issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal. In this issue:
- Barbara M. Anthony and Kathryn M. Reagan (both at Southwestern University) describe an operations research course in which students partner with local nonprofit organizations.
- Although 22% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, there is a paucity of research on STEM education issues in these environments. Sara L. Hartman, Jennifer Hines-Bergmeier, and Robert Klein (all at Ohio University) provide a review of the research literature on informal STEM education in rural communities, with a focus on early childhood education.
- Kim Trask Brown (University of North Carolina Asheville) reports on a science methods course for trainee K-6 teachers, which enabled them to develop event activities and serve as leaders for the regional Science Olympiad Competition.
- Kevin Finn (Merrimack College) provides an account of an undergraduate health sciences course that taught research methods through a partnership with an outdoor education program for 3rd and 4th grade students.
- Jill Nugent and Kelly Thrippleton-Hunter (both at Southern New Hampshire University) examine the challenge of providing experiential learning opportunities for students who are taking online courses.
- Rae Ostman (Arizona State University) describes a multi-institutional collaborative entitled Nano and Society, which fosters conversations among community members, educators, scientists, and others about nanotechnologies.
- The project report by Davida S. Smyth (Mercy College) shows how a faculty member’s research interests can be used as the foundation for providing students with an authentic research experience in an undergraduate microbiology course.
Please visit http://new.seceij.net/ to access the full text of all Journal articles. We invite you to consider submitting an article for publication in a future issue of the Journal. To learn more, please read information under ‘Submission Guidelines’ on the site, and contact Marcy Dubroff, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Fieldwork photograph courtesy of LaRoy Brandt of Lincoln Memorial University