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08-13-2015

Clarkson University's Dana Barry Publishes Creative Textbook for STEM & ICT Education

Clarkson University Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Research Professor Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer/editor at Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has coauthored the new book STEM and ICT Education in Intelligent Environments. Her coauthor for this Springer 2016 publication (available now) is Deputy President Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of the National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Japan.

Dana M. BarryTheir book, which covers a variety of topics of interest to a diverse audience, is part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library. It combines information communication technology (ICT) with the creative interdisciplinary teaching approach known as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The book introduces STEM and creative education and shows through examples and creative activities the importance and impact that ICT has for STEM and modern education.

The book describes the audio visual classroom, the use of the Internet, social networking and STEM, and provides STEM lessons for both the real and virtual worlds. It also includes creative teaching models developed by Barry and information with activities that satisfy the requirements for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  

Instructors could find this textbook to be useful with students of various ages in creative education and engineering classes. The book offers something for everyone, serving as a guide for teachers in charge of science fairs and creative classes, especially those which require STEM education. Also, its activities are designed to help develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and to prepare students who plan to become teachers and mentors of the future.

Readers in general can simultaneously enjoy and learn about ICT’s impact on STEM and modern education. In addition, e-learning designers and administrators who want to introduce e-learning systems into their organizations can refer to this book as a reference and a resource.

STEM and ICT Education in Intelligent Environments is available at http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319192338.

Barry has more than 200 professional publications. These include 13 books, 16 book chapters, more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, science encyclopedia entries, aired television scripts, music CDs, and more. Her work is published in the United States, Japan, England, Malaysia, China, India, and other countries.

In addition to her work at Clarkson, Barry serves as a professor and scientific board president for Ansted University, and has been a visiting professor overseas numerous times. Her main collaborators are Professor Roger Haw in Malaysia, and Kanematsu. Barry is also a chemistry ambassador for the American Chemical Society and serves as an officer for its Northern New York Section.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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