MidAtlantic

SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Directors Kathy Browne and Monica Devanas at Suffolk County Community College Regional Meeting

SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Directors Kathy Browne and Monica Devanas at Suffolk County Community College Regional Meeting

The MidAtlantic Regional SENCER Center for Innovation (SCI-MA) hosts biannual conferences in area institutions where seasoned SENCER practitioners 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. 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.

Students in Action

SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Director Kathy Browne’s students participate in active learning strategies as part of her SENCER Model Course Discovery Science. View the video below to learn how:

Regional Symposia

Civic Engagement and the Next Generation Science Standards
March 25th, 2017
Rider University
SENCER: STEM and the ARTS
October 29, 2016
Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley Campus
SENCER Is the Connection
October 15, 2016
Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus
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
Teaching with Technology MidAtlantic Conference
November 15, 2014
Barnard College
SENCER and Engaging Mathematics MidAtlantic Conference
October 10, 2014
LaGuardia Community College
SENCER and The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
October 26, 2013
University of Scranton

SENCER NJ Meeting
October 25, 2013
Monmouth University

Regional Meeting
March 28, 2013
Stony Brook University
Bringing SENCER to SEBS: MidAtlantic Fall Regional Conference
November 16, 2012
Rutgers University, Cook Campus
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
Regional Conference
Metropolitan College of New York (NY), November 2011
Mid-Atlantic 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 Practitioners 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

MidAtlantic Co-Directors

Dr. Monica Devanas, SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Director

Dr. Monica Devanas
Director
Faculty Development and Assessment Programs
Rutgers University
monica.devanas@rutgers.edu

Dr. Kathleen M. Browne, SCI-MidAtlantic Co-Director

Dr. Kathleen M. Browne
Associate Professor
Department of Geological, Environmental
and Marine Sciences
Rider University
browne@rider.edu

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
National Center for Science and Civic Engagement

Dr. Patricia Wilson
La Salle University