The second cohort of SENCER-ISE Partnerships will be gathering in Jersey City, NJ for an orientation meeting on October 10 and 11, 2013. The day and a half meeting will mark the first time the partners will meet their fellow awardees and SENCER-ISE staff. During the orientation, partners will participate in many of the same activities that took place during the fist cohort’s pre-SENCER Summer Institute meetings on July 31 and August 1, 2013.
The partners will (1) learn more about the National Center’s community, (2) participate in an evaluation outcomes workshop with Randi Korn and Stephanie Downey of Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., for a follow-up to an evaluation practices webinar that took place in September 2013, (3) work with Jonathan Bucki, of the Dendros Group, LLC., to develop project action plans and strategies for overcoming potential obstacles the partnership might face in the future, and (4) learn more about the SENCER-ISE website features and functions.
SENCER-ISE Co-PIs and Partner Institution Representatives taking part in the meeting include:
Cornell University and the Sciencenter
Michelle Kortenaar, Sciencenter
Tamar Kushnir, Cornell University
Fordham University and the Wildlife Conservation Society
Debbie Dieneman-Keim, Wildlife Conservation Society
Karen Tingley, Wildlife Conservation Society
Amy Tuininga, Fordham University
Hamilton College and the Green Science Policy Institute
Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute
Timothy Elgren, Hamilton College
University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Science Center
Hank Gruner, the Connecticut Science Center
Rachel O’Neill, University of Connecticut
To read more about the second cohort of SENCER-ISE partnerships, read the September 5, 2013 SENCER eNews found here. To access updates on all ten SENCER-ISE partnerships, visit the SENCER-ISE website, found here.
Written by Hailey Chenevert, NCSCE