SCI-South October 2015 Meeting Attendees

SCI-South October 2015 Meeting Attendees

SCI-South initiatives are open to participants around the U.S. but are primarily designed to address the needs and interests of individuals in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

The SCI-South group has broad expertise among its members, but has a particular interest in the environment, conservation biology, sustainability, interdisciplinary science education, undergraduate research, SENCER and science major courses, pre-med curricula, exportable course modules, international collaborations, large curricular revisions, and assessment. SCI-South leadership is available to consult with universities and colleges interested in promoting SENCER-related curriculum and programming on their campuses.

Upcoming Events

Join SCI-South at the Gulf South Summit

For the fourth consecutive year, SCI-South is proud to participate in the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education. Like SENCER, the Gulf South Summit brings together a community of passionate educators to share research and best practices. While the Gulf South Summit has its roots in the gulf coast, it has evolved into a national conference. This year’s theme is Fostering Just and Inclusive Communities Together. Please join SCI-South at the University of North Carolina Greensboro March 22-24, 2017. Students are welcome at a reduced rate. For more information and to register, see the Gulf South Summit’s website. Institutional sponsorships are still available and will reduce the already low registration rates for affiliated faculty and staff.

About the Host Institution: University of North Carolina at Asheville

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is the host institution for SCI-South. UNC Asheville is North Carolina’s designated public liberal arts institution, and embraces creative expression, the centrality of learning, rigorous undergraduate scholarship, exemplary teaching, and an informed commitment to serving the community.

In addition to offering SENCER courses for both science and non-science majors, UNCA applies the SENCER philosophy to its Integrative Liberal Studies (ILS) Topical Clusters, in which each of our students is required to complete three courses (natural science, social science, and an elective) from a list of courses focused on an important societal topic.

Past Symposia

SCI-South Fall 2015 Meeting
October 15-16, 2015
UNC Asheville
2014 SENCER Summer Institute
July 31 - August 4, 2014
University of North Carolina Asheville
SCI - South Research Week Sessions
April 17, 2014
Auburn University
SCI - South March 2014 Workshop
March 27, 2014
Auburn University
SENCER Workshop at Research Week
Auburn University
April 4, 2013
SENCER Summer Institute
University of North Carolina at Asheville (NC)
July 2010
Winter Symposium
University of North Carolina at Asheville (NC)
January 2009
Conversations on Engagement: Civic and Otherwise
Oglethorpe University (GA)
April 2008
Leadership Council Planning Meeting
University of North Carolina at Asheville (NC)
March 2008

South Co-Directors

Dr. Susan Reiser, SCI-South Co-Director

Susan Reiser
Lecturer, Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Dr. Edward Katz, SCI-South Co-Director

Dr. Edward Katz
Associate Provost and Dean of University Programs
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Dr. Keith Krumpe, SCI-South Co-Director

Dr. Keith Krumpe
Dean of Natural Sciences
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Leadership Council


Dr. Pearl Fernandes
University of South Carolina Sumter

Dr. Ellen Goldey
Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Sally Wasileski
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Dr. John Pratte
Arkansas State University

Dr. Keith Aufderheide
Oglethorpe University

Dr. Sherryl Broverman
Duke University

Dr. Theo Koupelis
Broward College

Dr. Rosalie Richards
Georgia College & State University

Dr. Jay Labov
National Research Council

Dr. Julia Metzker
Georgia College & State University

Dr. Autumn Marshall
Lipscomb University