SENCER, the signature program of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, will hold its Mid-Atlantic Fall Regional Conference at the College of Staten Island on Saturday, October 2 at the Campus Center (Building 1C) from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Matthew Fischer, a faculty member at Saint Vincent College and Carnegie Scholar will present a workshop entitled “SENCER and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” Workshop participants will develop an understanding of important characteristics of the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as a collection of information, tools, and resources for engaging in this work for their own professional development.

In addition, faculty members are invited to share their science education or SENCER-based projects. Participants who bring a poster a poster should submit the title and names of author for the program.

The conference will also include a continental breakfast and luncheon.

SENCER is dedicated to establishing and supporting an ever-growing community of faculty, students, and academic leaders to improve undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by connecting learning to critical civic questions.

According to the SENCER Website: “Our goals are to: (1) get more students interested and engaged in learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses, (2) help students connect STEM learning to their other studies, and (3) strengthen students’ understanding of science and their capacity for responsible work and citizenship.”

There is no fee to participate in the workshop but registration is required by September 24, 2010. Email Monica Devanas at to register and/or submit title and names of program authors.