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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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Free, Open-Source Biology Career Series

According to National Geographic, species are alarmingly going extinct 1,000 times faster than previously recorded due to humans. With such a detrimental situation upon us, we must encourage individuals to pursue careers in wildlife biology in order to try to reduce the number of species that are quickly disappearing from our planet. Our team at […]

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Texas Women’s University Holds 5th Annual SENCER Southwest Regional Symposium

  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the SENCER Center for Innovation Southwest (SCI-SW) hosted the fifth annual SENCER Regional Symposium at Texas Woman’s University on January 31, 2020. This year’s focus (Citizen Science: The Impact on our Communities by Plastics in our Environment) was unique since it was our first symposium directed to […]

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Request from SENCER Colleague and “Transcending Boundaries for Success” Pilot Institution

Dear NCSCE member, We have been awarded an NSF Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (NSF RCN-UBE) incubator grant: Building a framework for the River-based ImmersiVe Education & Research (RIVER) Field Studies Network.  To  inform the development of a full RCN proposal and to grow our network, we invite you to use the survey link […]

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Resources for Teaching On-Line

As campuses move to on-line instruction in response to COVID-19, generous colleagues have been passing along resources for teaching on-line and we will post them as the come in:

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NEW PUBLICATIONS BY SENCER FELLOWS!

  The Sustainability Challenges Facing Research and Teaching Laboratories When Going Green Marcus Banks,Molly Metz &Davida S. Smyth https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00139157.2020.1708166 Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development  Volume 62, 2020 – Issue 2 __________________________- “Systems Thinking and Educating the Heads, Hands, And Hearts of Chemistry Majors,” Matthew A. Fisher J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96, 12, 2715-2719 Publication Date:November 8, […]

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Calls for Papers

  Special issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal in memory of Dr. David Ferguson Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal (SECEIJ) is calling for submissions to be part of a special issue honoring the life and legacy of Dr. David Ferguson, Distinguished Service Professor and Provost’s Scholar at Stony […]

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2019 The Year of National STEM Improvement Collaborations!

Happy New Year from NCSCE! As a new year and new semester starts we are reflecting on all the great work that SENCER practitioners and allies accomplished in the past year. 2019 was definitely the Year of Collaboration! The National Center and SENCER are included, with other leading STEM reform organizations, in the following NSF […]

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Port Jefferson Rain Garden Supports Citizen Science and Sustainable Practices on Long Island

SENCER-ISE/NCSCE is proud to partner with the Long Island Explorium in supporting the Port Jefferson Rain Garden! Funding provided by: Long Island Sound Futures Fund ( LISFF) Rain Gardens at Port Jefferson Harbor: Linking Water, Wildlife and Waterways (NY) Supporting citizen science and local sustainability, the Long Island Explorium has installed 2 native plant rain […]

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SCI Southwest Spring Regional Symposium, January 31, 2020

The SENCER Center for Innovation—Southwest Spring 2020 Regional Symposium will take place at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX on January 31, 2020.  This year’s symposium theme will be: Citizen Science: The Impact on our Communities by Plastics in Our Environment.  This symposium will focus on the global crisis of plastic from multidisciplinary views including the […]

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