What’s Happening in SENCER-ISE?

April 23, 2014 Dr. John Falk, Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University and Director of the OSU Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, spoke to seventy-five members of the New Mexico Informal Science Education Network. … Continue reading


SENCER-ISE (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities-Informal Science Education) is a National Science Foundation and Noyce Foundation funded initiative to support partnerships between informal science and higher education institutions. SENCER-ISE currently includes ten cross-sector partnerships offering a range of civic engagement activities for K-12, undergraduate and graduate students.

One goal of SENCER-ISE is to gain a better understanding of how such partnerships can provide strategies to improve STEM learning. Another one is to help students and the public appreciate the value of informal science education institutions as credible, accessible sources of high quality life-long, free-choice learning on matters of science, public policy, and both personal and societal well-being.