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TWU to host SCI Southwest regional conference


DENTON— “Sustainability Across the Curriculum” and “Civic Engagement and Undergraduate Research” are the focus of the SENCER Center for Innovation Southwest (SCI Southwest) regional conference scheduled Friday, Jan. 23 on the Texas Woman’s University Denton campus.

The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 251 of the Ann Stuart Science Complex. For a map of the TWU Denton campus, visit There is no charge to attend the conference, and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees. To register or for more information, visit or contact Dr. Richard Sheardy, professor and chair of the TWU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at or (940) 898-2551.

Speakers from throughout the country as well as from TWU will discuss topics including “Student Engagement in Learning through Civic Engagement,” “Science, Society and Sustainability: An Undergraduate Certificate Program” and “Epistemology and Learning by Doing: How and Why Civic Engagement Facilitates Durable Learning.”

SENCER is a faculty development and science education reform program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). SENCER has established and supported an ever-growing international community of faculty, students, academic leaders and others to improve undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education by connecting learning to critical civic questions.

In January 2010, the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement established a new center for science education in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Woman’s University – the SENCER Center for Innovation (SCI)-Southwest. Co-directors for SCI-Southwest are Dr. Richard Sheardy and Dr. Ann Staton, dean of the TWU College of Arts and Sciences.

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Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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