Applications for the 2015 SENCER Summer Institute Now Open

published Feb 6, 2015 3:44pm
The SENCER Summer Institutes have been the cornerstone of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement's faculty development and community-building strategy. Held annually at a different host college or university, the SENCER Summer Institutes offer intensive, residential learning opportunities for educators, academic leaders, community partners, and students. The 2015 SENCER Summer Institute (SSI) will be held at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute from July 30 - August 3, 2015.

The program for this year's Institute will include a rich mix of all-Institute plenary sessions, workshops on effective pedagogies, examples of successful campus and community applications, and opportunities to meet formal and informal educators, administrators, students, and others from across the country interested in contributing to a civically engaged society and the improvement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

As is our custom, we will program sessions directly responsive to the particular needs identified by those selected to attend. We invite you to use the SSI 2015 application forms to tell us the ideas and suggestions you have for the Institute.

A short paper which outlines the goals, purposes, themes, details and application process for SSI 2015 is available.

More general information about SSI 2015 is available here.

The application deadline for SSI 2015 is March 13, 2015. Applicants will be notified about their acceptance status on March 27, 2015. If you think you might have an issue with meeting the deadline, please contact Kyle Simmons, NCSCE's Faculty Development Events Coordinator at, or call him at (202) 276-2343. Applications are available here.