We call your attention to a four-day institute, held August 2-5 on the campus of Santa Clara University, that will convene academic leaders, faculty, association and government partners, all committed to both improving STEM education and empowering students as knowledge producers and problem-solvers. It is our hope that Triple Helix will consider joining over 250 innovators for this dynamic gathering.
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) is a nation-wide community of over 6000 faculty and administrators committed to making STEM learning real and relevant for all students by teaching “through” issues of pressing civic and social importance. Since 2001, our community has shared the insight of Triple Helix regarding the critical responsibility of higher education to work with government and industry to develop informed citizens who can participate and innovate in the “knowledge economy.” While our mission is primarily focused on undergraduate learning, our faculty and student participants believe in putting their learning to immediate use in creating and sharing new knowledge that advances the well-being of their communities. As a result, many of our participants have forged strong and mutually beneficial relationships with industry and government entities at both the local and national, and even the international, level.
Our summer institutes combine presentations of cutting edge programs and strategies in STEM education with important networking, strategic planning, and the co-creation of cross-sector collaborations and partnerships. Information about the 2018 Institute can be found at http://sencer.net/2018-sencer-summer-institute/
It will be great to achieve a synergy between the Triple Helix and NCSCE communities. We would be delighted to have you join us.
Eliza Reilly, Ph.D., Executive Director of NCSCE, Research Professor, Department of Technology and Society, Stony Brook University
David Ferguson, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Technology and Society, Provost’s Scholar, Stony Brook University