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TWU faculty, administrators to attend SENCER Summer Institute
DENTON — A team of six TWU faculty and administrators has been selected to attend the 2007 SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Summer Institute Aug. 3-6 in Portland, Maine.
Participation in the institute is by invitation only, with support from the NSF. TWU participants are: Dr. Ann Staton, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; Dr. Don Edwards, associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and chair of the department of math and computer science, Dr. Barbara Lerner, TWU P-16 coordinator; Dr. Sarah McIntire, chair of the biology department; Dr. Richard Sheardy, chair of the chemistry and physics department; and Dr. Richard Jones, associate professor of chemistry.
SENCER is a comprehensive faculty development and science education reform project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The SENCER Summer Institute is one component of a national dissemination program designed to improve undergraduate science education and stimulate civic engagement through the design and development of courses that teach basic science through complex, unsolved public issues.
For more information on SENCER, visit www.sencer.net.
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