Robert Holm named ambassador of Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities

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Robert “Bob” Holm, associate director of the Office of Proposal Services and Faculty Support, has been appointed to a leadership position in Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities, or SENCER. Holm was named a SENCER ambassador in recognition of his work advancing civically engaged science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, learning and research.

“Bob has been involved with SENCER for almost 17 years,” said Tony Ventimiglia, assistant vice president for research administration. “When he started here in 2012, he introduced Auburn to this relationship and has engaged faculty in numerous SENCER events, including facilitating several delegations to the SENCER Summer Institute. Bob truly exemplifies SENCER’s goal of making science more ‘real, accessible, useful, and civically important.’”

SENCER, founded in 2001, is an international STEM reform network offering professional development, research and assessment tools to innovate undergraduate science curriculum. It is a project of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, a non-profit organization supporting STEM educators.