Bob Seiser of Roosevelt University and SCI-Midwest welcomes attendees to SSI 2016

Bob Seiser of Roosevelt University and SCI-Midwest welcomes attendees to SSI 2016

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.


Past Symposia

SCI-Midwest Spring 2017 Meeting
Roosevelt University
April 8, 2017
2016 SENCER Summer Institute
Roosevelt University
July 28-August 1, 2016
SCI-Midwest Fall 2015 Meeting
Harold Washington College
October 24, 2015
Spring 2015 Regional Meeting
Northeastern Illinois University
March, 14 2015
Teaching College Science Through Food, Public Health, 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

Midwest Co-Director


Dr. Rober Seiser, SCI-Midwest Co-Director

Dr. Robert Seiser
Roosevelt University

Co-Director Emeritus

Dr. Dennis Lehman

Dr. Marion Field Fass
Beloit College

Leadership Council

Dr. Mariah Birgen
Wartburg College

Dr. Cynthia Kaus
Metropolitan State University

Dr. Farah Movahedzadeh
Harold Washington College

Mr. Glenn Odenbrett
Case Western Reserve University