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State Policies to Transform Undergraduate STEM Education

We will address two urgent problems: (1) designing and delivering undergraduate STEM courses that better engage students and increase their learning; and (2) preparing citizens to address global challenges (e.g., energy, environment, health, food) that are coupled with strong economic development. Research indicates that both problems can be addressed by connecting STEM education with real-world problems in sustainability.

Workshop explores challenges and opportunities for socio-environmental education

The first SESYNC education workshop titled: “Socio-Environmental Synthesis Education: Goals, Resources and Tools” was held June 4-5, hosting 39 scholars, practitioners and media professionals from 3 countries at  SESYNC in Annapolis.  A series of plenary presentations, small group discussions and workshop-wide synthesis discussions, discussed:  

Socio-Environmental Synthesis Education

The first SESYNC education workshop titled: “Socio-Environmental Synthesis Education: Goals, Resources and Tools” was held June 4–5, 2012, hosting 39 scholars, practitioners, and media professionals from three countries.

A series of plenary presentations, small group discussions and workshop-wide synthesis discussions, discussed:

SESYNC Announces Social Science Fellowships

Research Opportunities for Social Science and Humanities Scholars 

The Social Dimensions of Environmental Sustainability

Postdoctoral Positions 

Early or Mid-career Visiting Fellows 

Research Team Support 

Learning to Integrate Across Natural and Social Sciences

Solutions to difficult problems at the interface of the environment and human society require the synthesis of diverse types of information from natural and social sciences. Today’s undergraduate and graduate students must develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that allow them to undertake such synthesis efforts and successfully engage in interdisciplinary efforts to solve socio-environmental problems.

Children’s summer Insect Camp 2012: registration open

REGISTRATION OPENS ON Monday, January 23, 2012 Send the kids to a SESYNC-sponsored bug camp! The Insect Summer Camp IN JULY 2012 IS for children aged 7 – 11 AND will be held for the 12th year on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. Dr. Earlene Armstrong has run this camp since the beginning and has introduced hundreds of kids to the wonderful world of insects. This year the theme is “Insects and People” and will introduce the kids to some insects we depend on to maintain our quality of life.

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