NCSCE is a national organization that supports a community of educators throughout the STEM learning ecosystem, from K-12 and undergraduate education, to "free-choice" and informal education. Over 7000 educators have taken part in NCSCE activities. Through professional development programs we support cross-sector collaboration, curriculum and course design, assessment, research, and mentoring. We help educators in and outside the classroom make connections between the content they teach and real world issues of civic importance. Our goal is to empower learners by showing them that STEM education is civic education, and what they learn today can help solve some of the biggest problems of tomorrow. For a full picture of NCSCE projects, people, resources, and past activity, go to NCSCE.net
SENCER is NCSCE's signature program. SENCER courses and programs strengthen student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by connecting course topics to issues of critical local, national, and global importance.
Students and faculty report that the SENCER approach makes science more real, accessible, “useful,” and civically important. For history, resources, the SENCER Course Model Series, and lots more go to SENCER.net
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED? Fill out the SENCER CENSUS!
The SENCER "community of transformation" includes 9 regional Centers of Innovation. For the one nearest you go to: http://sencer.net/community/
THE LIBERAL ART OF SCIENCE:
AN AGENDA FOR ACTION
The essays presented here are from new project funded by NSF and lead by Gordon Uno (U. of Oklahoma) and James Collins (Arizona State U.) that revisits and renew the 1990 AAAS project on Liberal Education and the Sciences. The Liberal Art of Science: Agenda for Action
NCSCE's Peer-Reviewed Journal invites research, project reports, reviews
NCSCE Past Presentations:
NABT Professional Development Conference
November 11-14 Atlanta
"STEM EDUCATORS AS CIVIC EDUCATORS " (Nov. 13)
Link to PPT presentation by Reilly and Smyth
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NCSCE is recording content from our recent meetings and uploading videos to our NCSCE Youtube Channel. Check out these presentations:
SENCER Summer Institute Panel: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-What the Research Shows.
Matt Fisher's SENCER, COVID-19, and the Next Decade of Undergraduate STEM Education.
Katayoun Chamany's Hela Cells and Black Lives Matter--An Intersectional Analysis of Race, Gender, Class and Biology
RECENT Meetings and Webinars:
SENCER Mid Atlantic held virtual meeting on WATER in January. For full program and link to recorded presentations (on NCSCE Youtube channel) go to
NATIONAL MEETING: The SENCER Summer Institute 2021 was held on-line August 5-22, 2021. For information on the meeting program and presenters go to: http://sencer.net/program-details-and-presenters-for-ssi-2021/
WEBINAR: GRASSROOTS, GRASSROOTS HISTORY, AND THE ARTS AND SCIENCES Simple, high impact strategies we can do now in our current classes that will develop our students' powers of visual, scientific and verbal expression.
Check out the talks, videos, and podcasts offered by ourcivicgenius.org an organization supporting our civic culture and deliberative democracy! Coming up:
Book Talk with Peter Smith October 14, 2021
Peter Smith is a former member of Congress and former Lieutenant Governor of Vermont who led the effort to create a community college in Vermont,…
How to Call Your Reps October 20, 2021
Think calling your elected officials is a waste of time? Worried you’ll get grilled and don’t have all the answers? Never fear, calling is easy…Learn More
Past E-news issues are HERE
NEW Membership PROGRAM (JOIN TODAY!)
As of 2021, the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement is an independent 501c3 organization, eligible to accept tax deductible donations and gifts. All NCSCE and SENCER programs will continue to be available to everyone, not just members. However, as part of our new independent organizational structure, we are launching a member-donor program in order to identify our most active participants, provide more responsive networking, program, and leaderships development, and better serve the specific professional development needs of SENCER practitioners. Basic membership is only 50.00 a year, and members receive reduced rates for meetings and workshops with fees, access to member-only networking sites (which will appear on the site menu after you join), and are eligible for leadership roles within the organization. Your donor memberships will support our ongoing Institutes and symposia, topical webinars, and the peer-reviewed journal Science Education and Civic Engagement (SECEIJ), as well as more individualized academic mentoring, networking, and project development.