SENCER Summer Institute 2012

August 2-6, 2012

Santa Clara University (CA)

The annual SENCER Summer Institute is an opportunity for a community of educators, administrators, students, and community leaders to gather to consider how best to engage students in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the civic issues in which they play an integral role.

The 2012 SENCER Summer Institute will be held in Santa Clara, CA and hosted by Santa Clara University.

The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement invites participation by educators, administrators, and students who believe they can benefit by learning about the SENCER approach and from involvement in the SENCER community.

We welcome teams in varying stages of planning, development, or revision of courses or programs, as well as those interested in sharing results of established projects. All disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences, are represented at the Institutes.


SSI 2012 News

SSI Speakers to Offer 'Master Class' in Sustainability, Lead Discussions on Assessment Techniques

We are pleased to announce that we have confirmed Dr. Barbara Tewksbury, Dr. Jay Labov, Dr. Stephen Carroll, Mr. Christopher Lazzaro, and Dr. Cathy Middlecamp as plenary presenters, in addition to Dr. Martin Storksdieck.

Sign up now for an Institute Workshop!

Institute workshops are a part of the Institute program that allow intense concentration on one particular topic. Workshops will be held on Monday, August 6 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., and pre-registration is required. There is no additional cost for workshops.

Director of Board on Science Education to Give Plenary Address at SSI 2012

As the opening plenary speaker for SSI 2012, Dr. Martin Storksdieck will discuss the role of the new standards and their implications for college faculty, administrators, and students.

SSI 2012 Team Focus: Holy Names University

This year, Vanessa Handley, Julia Smith, Jennifer Sherwood, and Lizbeth Martin will join us from Holy Names University.