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TWU faculty, students present poster at SENCER event on Capitol Hill


DENTON — A team of four Texas Woman’s University faculty and students participated in a SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) poster session April 15 on Capitol Hill.  The poster session was the culminating event of the National Center for Civic Engagement and SENCER’s Washington Symposium.

Dr. Richard Sheardy, professor and chair of TWU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics; Cynthia Maguire, senior lecturer in chemistry; and students Kerise Owens, a senior interdisciplinary studies major from Lewisville, and Angelia Spurgin, a master of arts in teaching (MAT) student from Fort Worth, presented a poster on a new SENCER course at TWU.  The course, titled “Introduction to Environmental Chemistry,” is designed to enable students to understand environmental issues in light of new knowledge about related chemical principles.

SENCER is a faculty development and science education reform program supported by the National Science Foundation.  The Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session is an annual gathering of invited educators, administrators and students who discuss the next steps in improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.  They also present their own successful course revisions and developments to their congressional delegations and other interested parties.

For more information about SENCER, visit www.sencer.net.



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Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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