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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 2008 SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Summer Institute Aug. 8-11 in Santa Clara, Calif.

The TWU participants are: Dr. Ann Staton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Don Edwards, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the department of math and computer science; Dr. Sarah McIntire, chair of the biology department; Dr. Richard Sheardy, professor and chair of the chemistry and physics department; Dr. Richard Jones, associate professor of chemistry; and Ms. Cynthia Maguire, chemistry lecturer.

SENCER is a comprehensive faculty development and science education reform project funded by the National Science Foundation. 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.

Participation in the institute is by invitation only.

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


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Amanda Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu


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