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Welcome to the Science Case Network! 

RCN-UBE Project #1344208


SCN supports a community of science educators, learners, researchers, developers, and professional organizations interested in furthering the accessibility, development, and use of cases and problem based learning (PBL).


Students worked to build the world’s largest fractal as well as a new appreciation of mathematics as art.

SCN SOTL Scholar, Rachel Bayless, makes a case for mathematics in the humanities. Her SoTL project this past semester explored  whether or not teaching with cases changes students’ perceptions of mathematics. Real-world examples provided motivation as students completed text assignments, while each homework assignment focused on fabricated real-world-type problems. Case studies were used followed by a re-evaluation of student attitudes using survey methods.

One case features data from the controversial presidential election in Chile in 1970 from the perspective of a young mother who has questions. Students discover the mathematical implications of the voting system at that time. Read more from Rachel Bayless at Agnes Scott College and her Math for the Liberal Arts course. Bayless_PDF


 View the video above for a brief introduction to Science Case Net.

Welcome new SCN Fellows (Case Scholars and  SOTL Scholars)We also would like to introduce our new  Mentors and Group Leaders

Spotlight on New Cases

Return of the Whoop! The Resurgence of Pertussis” by Lynn B. DeSanto, Department of Science, Lackawanna College, Scranton, PA. is available at the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.

This interrupted case study outlines the history of pertussis or whooping cough, a disease that in the early 1900s claimed the lives of more people than diphtheria, scarlet fever, and measles combined. In 2013 the number of cases was triple the number of the 1980s. Why the resurgence?

Networking for Vision and Change