The 2018 SENCER Summer Institute (SSI) was hosted by Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California on August 2-5, 2018.
The theme for SSI 2018 was Civic Engagement and the STEM Learning Ecosystem. In addition to our core focus on effective pedagogy and course design, the Institute program explored and focusd on other themes in the STEM learning ecosystem, including:
- Cross disciplinary conversations on sustainability
- Engineering education
- Indigenous studies
- Diversity and inclusion in 2018
- Equity and science education for all
- The Next Generation Science Standards and informal science
- Strengthening the liberal arts: humanities, social sciences and STEM in partnership, and
- Service learning
SSI 2018 Selected Presentations
You can view materials from selected SSI 2018 presentations here as part of our digital library.
SSI 2018 Plenary Speakers:
Topic: Regionalization and New Growth Areas for SENCER
Topic: Diversity and Inclusion in STEM
Topic: Community Involvement and Participation in Advancing Learning and Civic Engagement
Tim Ritchie is president and CEO of The Tech Museum of Innovation. Tim joined The Tech in 2011, with a mandate to breathe life into its mission – inspiring the innovator in everyone. Since then, the institution has transformed its exhibits and programs to make them more relevant to schools, families and the community. Tim came to The Tech from McWane Science Center, in Birmingham, Ala, where he was president and CEO. A varied career led him to the science center world. After earning his B.A. from Davidson College and his J.D. from Duke Law School, he worked as a clerk for the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, represented defendants on North Carolina’s death row, practiced law in Birmingham and was president of Louisville Diversified Services, a Kentucky non-profit supporting adults with developmental disabilities. He also has an M.P.A. from Harvard.
Topic: SENCER Community Plenary