The American Chemical Society (ACS), the SENCER Centers of Innovation Southwest and South, and Bellhaven University welcome you to Jackson, Mississippi and to our symposium with a theme of STEM Education in Mississippi: Issues and Innovations. Throughout a full-day of activities, we will focus on use of innovative and proven pedagogy to reduce barriers to learning, student success, and retention. Presenters include educators and administrators from throughout the country. 

We look forward to seeing you at Belhaven’s Kim Center -- Friday, September 29, 2017! Remember to REGISTER so we know how many meals to prepare!

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Cynthia Maguire

Texas Woman’s University
Senior Lecturer
Denton, TX
Cynthia Maguire earned her bachelor of science in medical technology from Central State University in 1976. She later earned two M.S. degrees--biology teaching (2001) and chemistry teaching (2004), both from Texas Woman’s University. She remained at TWU and is now a Senior Lecturer in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department. 

Each semester, Cynthia shares her passion for science education among non-majors by teaching various environmental sustainability courses. She is the faculty advisor for Roots, a student sustainability organization at TWU; and models civic engagement for her students through her leadership in the Native Plant Society of Texas, helping students be aware of sustainable, water-conserving landscaping practices on their property and in their communities. Maguire is also working on a communication research project where she and others are seeking to understand how students learn to communicate disciplinary knowledge to others outside their specialty.

In 2016 Maguire traveled to New Zealand as a wizard apprentice, learning to perform feats of chemical magic by doing wizard shows with Dr. Garon Smith for almost 4000 grade school and high school students. She performs as the Mistress of Potions and welcomes your inquiries about a visit to a school near you.

Professor Maguire is Co-Director of SCI-Southwest and a SENCER Leadership Fellow, as well as a TWU Senior Experiential Learning Fellow. Her work has been published as a chapter in three ACS Symposium books about SENCER, and two journal articles.