SENCER, the signature initiative of the National Center for Science & Civic Engagement, is a national project focused on empowering faculty and improving STEM teaching and learning by making connections to civic issues.

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Our community is made up of professionals, informal and formal educators, and administrators in K-12 and higher education institutions. Our network represents a broad range of disciplines and areas of focus.

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We publish guides to applying the SENCER approach in the classroom, research on teaching and learning, and model courses that highlight particularly successful SENCER curricula.

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Recent and Upcoming Meetings


2021 SENCER SUMMER INSTITUTE was VIRTUAL! AUGUST 5-22. For information, registration and CFP click HERE

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AND SHOWCASE--Connecting Indigenous and Western Knowledge was held April 23-25th, 2021.

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For more information, contact [email protected]

Transcending Barriers: Connecting Indigenous and Western Knowledge

To mark the conclusion of the Wm. M. Keck funded project “Transcending Barriers to Success: Connecting Indigenous and Western Knowledge,” the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement will host an on-line conference to feature work done by the project partners, and to highlight many other initiatives and efforts taking place to advance inquiry, research, and education that honor indigenous knowledge, and connect indigenous, local, and “Western” knowledge systems in order to work towards effective and equitable solutions for the important and contested issues of our time. For more information go to  http://ncsce.net/transcending-barriers-to-success/

Past meeting:  MidAtlantic SENCER Regional Center for Innovation


As scientists, science educators, and science communicators, we employ narrative in a variety of ways to shape the stories we tell about our work. Narrative can be a powerful way to connect the public to the work that we do. This virtual SENCER conference will focus on the many ways we can use narrative to teach science and engage the public. Please join us to share your ideas, learn form each other and network!

We are currently accepting abstract submissions for Interactive Workshops, Discussions/Panels, and Posters focusing on “Narrative in Science.” The virtual conference will be held in January 16,2021.  We anticipate a schedule that runs from about 11 am thru 4 pm EST.   INFORMATION AND CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION HERE


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all NCSCE national and SENCER regional events will be on-line until further notice!

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For questions about NCSCE or SENCER, please email [email protected]

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Payments or contributions by check to NCSCE or SENCER can be made to our 501c3 The NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (NCSCE)


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