SENCER Center for Innovation
The SCI-Midwest has sponsored workshops on quantitative reasoning, food science and policy, and sustainability. Member institutions have been actively involved in NCSCE's GLISTEN (Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network) initiative.
The SCI-Midwest was one of the original six Centers initiated in 2008, and was hosted by Harold Washington College (City Colleges of Chicago) from 2008 until the end of 2011, and in that capacity also hosted the 2009 SENCER Summer Institute. Beloit College assumed the host institution role from 2012 to 2013, followed by the current host, Roosevelt University. The SCI-Midwest region includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
We are excited to partner with groups of faculty to host regional workshops related to SENCER issues. Please contact the co-directors with your ideas.
About the Host Institution: Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University is the only private, non-sectarian university in the Chicago metropolitan area. It was founded in 1945 by faculty, students and staff as one of the first universities to provide equal access to higher education and to express a social justice mission. Today RU enrolls over 6000 students across two campuses, lists more than 150 Transformational Learning courses and is the Midwest's 4th most diverse university (US News & World Report). The RU Chicago Campus is part of the largest concentration of college students in the nation (65,000 in the Loop), and the Wabash Building is the second tallest academic building in the U.S.
Northeastern Illinois University, March, 14 2015
More information is available here.
Teaching College Science Through Food, Public Heallth, and Sustainability Issues
Roosevelt University, March 8, 2014
Sustainability, Quantitative Reasoning, and the Liberal Arts: Enhancing Student Success Through Civic Engagement
Beloit College (WI), November 10, 2012
SENCER Summer Institute
Butler University (IN), July 2011
Regional Midwest Meeting
Indiana State University (IN), September 2010
Teaching Quantitative Reasoning Through Civic Engagement
Metropolitan State University (MN), November 2009
SENCER Summer Institute
Harold Washington College (IL), August 2009
Meeting the Challenges of Great Lakes Stewardship: SENCER Approaches
Case Western Reserve University (OH), March 2009
Indiana Schools Meeting
Butler University (IN), December 2008
Midwest Regional Meeting
University of Wisconsin Parkside (WI), February 2007
Photograph of SSI 2009 participants during an architectural history tour, by Hy Speck
Dr. Robert Seiser
Dr. David Rutschman
Northeastern Illinois University
Dr. Dennis Lehman
Dr. Marion Field Fass
Dr. Mariah Birgen
Dr. Cynthia Kaus
Metropolitan State University
Dr. Farah Movahedzadeh
Harold Washington College
Mr. Glenn Odenbrett
National Center for Science and Civic Engagement