SENCER stands for Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities, a national academic organization (SENCER.net) and signature program of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) . SENCER Hawaiʻi supports service learning initiatives and collaborative opportunities for informed problem solving. To achieve our goals, we integrate solution-based engagement teaching methods to offer insight into the increasingly complex social and scientific issues that confront us. Traditional Hawaiian values align closely with SENCER’s ideals and objectives for sustainability and stewardship of our community.
SENCER and NCSCE
SENCER is the longest continuously funded science education project in the National Science Foundation (NSF) history. It is the signature program of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement –NCSCE.
SENCER Center for Innovation-West (SCI-West) offers expertise, local support for members of the SENCER community, and meetings and workshops to complement national SENCER Summer Institutes and Washington Symposia. SCI-West and its leaders have been instrumental in inspiring, developing, and solidifying SENCER Hawaiʻi.