There are plenty of ways to get involved in our community. You can attend one of our national or regional events, get a campus consultation, sign up for our newsletter, publish in our journal, volunteer your time, or make a financial donation. Expand the options below and get involved today!
NCSCE has been working over the past few years to diversify our funding streams and revise our organizational strategies to ensure that we can continue to provide, and even expand, the high quality programming and resources you expect, while keeping participation costs to our community as low as possible.
Our affiliation with Stony Brook and its tax exempt foundation has provided a welcome new opportunity for NCSCE to raise unrestricted funds through individual donations. These donations will sustain important programs not currently covered by grant funding, and ensure support for members of our community who are dealing with shrinking institutional resources, making it difficult for them to maintain their engagement with SENCER and the National Center.
We invite you to consider making a donation to the NCSCE through a designated account at the Stony Brook Foundation.
Your contributions will support:
Scholarships: Your contribution will help make quality professional development opportunities available to all by lessening financial barriers that members of our community face. Budgets for professional development have been hard hit. New funds will provide subventions for travel, lodging, and/or registration and tuition, and will ensure these in-person opportunities for learning and the connections made through our community are available to all.
Publication and Dissemination: Your contributions will support publication of resources including Science Education and Civic Engagement – An International Journal (SECEIJ). NCSCE’s peer-reviewed Journal invites the community into a national conversation on best practices and developments regarding formal and informal STEM learning that fosters civic engagement. SECEIJ provides science educators from all sectors with an opportunity to disseminate their research and innovative programs to like-minded practitioners.
Program Development: Your support will enable us to maintain and expand our staffing levels so that we can continue to offer the symposia, workshops, webinars, leadership programs, valuable networking opportunities, and online resources that aid your efforts to improve STEM learning, and support your professional advancement.
SENCER has benefitted greatly from the generosity of educators, administrators, students, and others who have contributed their time and expertise to help advance projects, develop materials, write grants, and plan symposia. Many members of our senior leadership teams are volunteers, as are the majority of people who work on regional and local initiatives. If you would like to contribute to SENCER as a volunteer, please contact our Washington office to discuss your ideas.