SENCER Center for Innovation to host STEM education conference March 14-16

The SENCER Center for Innovation–Great Lakes at Case Western Reserve University will host a conference, “Best Practices Linking STEM Education and Great Lakes Stewardship,” from March 14 to 16.

The conference will promote incorporation of Great Lakes regional stewardship concerns into undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses using the SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) and GLISTEN (Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship through Education Network) models of learning through civic engagement.

Topics will include:

  • Sharing curriculum initiatives developed during the GLISTEN program or other environmental service-learning initiatives from the perspectives of faculty, student, and community partners,
  • Exploring opportunities to extend these experiences to STEM education using informal science education venues, and
  • Exploring opportunities for undergraduates to extend the model into K-12 courses through expanded learning communities.

The event is co-sponsored by the SENCER Center for Innovation–Great Lakes at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Western Reserve Resource Conservation and Development Council, and the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. Registration information for the conference can be found online.

More information on the SCI-Great Lakes is available at