SENCER Center for Innovation




About SCI-MidAtlantic

The MidAtlantic Regional SENCER Center for Innovation (SCI-MA) hosts biannual conferences in area institutions where seasoned SENCER practioners and newly interested faculty come together to hear nationally renowned teacher-scholars and to share their own ideas and experiences in teaching STEM discipline courses through timely civic questions. SCI-MA programs are open to participants from around the country, but are targeted to participants from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. The Directors, together with Leadership Council members, travel throughout the area visiting campuses to speak about SENCER issues. Topics presented and discussed include the reform of undergraduate STEM education, assessment of teaching and learning, opportunities for community college articulation, efforts to coordinate a Consortium for Assessment of Student Achievement, and informal science education arenas, as well as pre-kindergarten through 12th grade STEM education with programs for pre-service teachers.

About the Host Institution: Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education, with more than 50,000 students on campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick. Chartered in 1766, Rutgers has a unique history as a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a state university. The university’s 27 degree-granting units offer majors in more than 100 fields, with thousands of courses covering the full range of human experience (by ray tforge support). Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities.

Past Symposia

"Teaching with Technology" participants

Using Civic Engagement to Help Implement the Next Generation Science Standards

April 30, Saturday, 9:00-3:00pm

Rider University

SCI-MidAtlantic Fall 2015 Meeting

October 16, 2015

New York City College of Technology

More information here.

"Teaching with Technology" MidAtlantic Conference

November 15, 2014

Barnard College

More information here.

"SENCER and Engaging Mathematics" MidAtlantic Conference

October 10, 2014

LaGuardia Community College
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SENCER and The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

October 26, 2013

University of Scranton


- SENCER: An Overview with Opportunities for STEM Faculty

- Workshop on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Carnegie Scholar Matt Fisher


October 25, 2013

Monmouth University


- LaGuardia Community College's Project Quantum Leap Remedial Math

- The United States Military Academy's "Energy Spine"

- Rutgers University-NJ Medical School's Interprofessional Education program

- New Standards and Big Ideas - Revised AP Courses and Exams

Read more about the Fall 2013 meetings here!

Regional Meeting

March 28, 2013

Stony Brook University

Bringing SENCER to SEBS: MidAtlantic Fall Regional Conference

November 16, 2012

Rutgers University, Cook Campus

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SENCER MidAtlantic Regional Conference

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Regional Conference

Metropolitan College of New York (NY), November 2011

Midatlantic Spring Conference

Barnard College (NY), April 2011

SENCER and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The College of Staten Island (NY), October 2010

Preparing the Undergraduates of Tomorrow: How Informal Science Education Can Improve College Readiness

Franklin & Marshall College (PA), October 2009

Water, Water Everywhere: Connections for Research, Education, and Outreach

Rutgers University (NJ), April 2009

Preparing the Undergraduates of Tomorrow: The Critical Role of K-8 STEM Education

Franklin & Marshall College (PA), October 2008

New York Regional Meeting

New York University (NY), June 2008

Leadership Council Planning Meeting

Rutgers University (NJ), May 2008

SENCER - Network of Conservation Educators and Practictioners Workshop

American Museum of Natural History (NY), October 2007

How Students Learn: The Implications of Learning Research for Science Education

Franklin & Marshall College (PA), October 2007



More Information


Upcoming Meetings

SENCER Is the Connection
October 15, 2016
Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus
Register here.

October 29, 2016
Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley Campus
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Dr. Monica Devanas

Director, Faculty Development and Assessment Programs

Rutgers University

Dr. Kathleen M. Browne

Associate Professor in the Department of Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences

Rider University

Leadership Council

Dr. David Ferguson

Stony Brook University

Dr. Richard Grallo

Metropolitan College of New York

Dr. Heide Hlawaty

Metropolitan College of New York

Dr. Trace Jordan

New York University

Dr. Ellen Mappen

National Center for Science and Civic Engagement

Dr. Eliza Reilly

Franklin & Marshall College

Dr. Patricia Wilson

La Salle University