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SENCER E-News Archive

FOR CURRENT E-NEWS GO TO THE MEMBER AND REGISTRATION SITE: NCSCE.WILDAPRICOT.ORG FEBRUARY, 2022 NCSCE and SENCER leaders in the news! NCSCE Associate Director, Davida Smyth (Texas A&M-San Antonio), and her collaborator Monica Trujillo (Queensborough Community College-CUNY) are garnering national recognition for their groundbreaking wastewater research on SARS CoV-2 in New York City.    This has produced […]

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Opportunities and Resources

New book! SENCER Ambassador Sara Tolbert (University of Canterbury, NZ) has a new, edited volume out from Palgrave Macmillan: Reimagining Science Education in the Anthropocene Maria F. G. Wallace Jesse Bazzul Marc Higgins Sara Tolbert This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access to its 23 chapters! Reconceptualizes science education in ways that center the […]

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NCSCE AND SENCER LEADERS IN THE NATIONAL NEWS!

NCSCE Associate Director, Davida Smyth (Texas A&M-San Antonio), and her collaborator Monica Trujillo (Queensborough Community College-CUNY) are garnering national recognition for their groundbreaking wastewater research on SARS CoV-2 in New York City.  This has produced an article in Nature Communications https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28246-3 And the work has been picked up in a number of outlets including Science […]

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Liberal Art of Science — A New NSF Funded Initiative

NCSCE and SENCER is proud to host a collection of essays commissioned by James Collins (Arizona State University) and Gordon Uno (University of Oklahoma), who were funded by the National Science Foundation to revise and update an important initiative from American Association for the Advancement of Science “Liberal Art of Science.” Launched in 1990, its […]

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Submitting a recorded slide presentation or poster to NCSCE

Creating your Video Presentation Most presenters opt to do a recorded Slide Show Presentation: Recording a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation as a video is easy (in PPT the “record” function is under the “slide show” tab)  For help in creating your script, recording, and timing your presentation in PowerPoint there are lot of helpful videos […]

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The SENCER Community Responds to COVID-19

Over twenty years ago the SENCER initiative was launched.  The idea was simple, to use complex public problems as a curricular frame to teach rigorous science content, thus improving both STEM learning AND civic understanding and capacity. While the approach was extended all STEM disciplines and a wide range of public/civic challenges, the original model […]

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New Role for Bob Franco and GOTV Efforts for STEM Students:

SENCER Senior Fellow Bob Franco, of Kapiolani Community College, has been named Campus Compact Senior Fellow for Sustainability and Resilience.  He will be working to Support and expand the Community Colleges for Democracy (CC4D) Network and Deepen Compact’s efforts in support of sustainability and community resilience.  Join us in congratulating Bob on his new role. […]

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NCSCE Announces New Appointments and 2020 Bennett Award

At the “virtual” SENCER Summer Institute in August three new appointments to NCSCE leadership were announced. Davida S. Smyth, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, will assume the new position of Deputy Director, with special responsibility for […]

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SECEIJ Call for Submissions: Teaching Through COVID-19

A call for submissions to the Summer 2020 issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal Teaching Through COVID   The COVID-19 pandemic has created a simultaneous crisis in health, society, and education. The SENCER community—with its focus on scientific understanding, civic engagement, and innovative pedagogy—is uniquely equipped to respond to our current […]

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SENCER Models that Address Infectious Diseases and Epidemics

The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of the complex global civic challenge that SENCER approaches were developed to address. The foundational idea was that by using a real-world problem as a context for teaching the STEM disciplinary content, students’ learning would be more durable, meaningful, and transferable to their actual lives as civic agents in […]

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