Prof Dana BarryClarkson University, USA
STEM and ICT Education in Intelligent Environments
This keynote talk combines information and communication technology (ICT) with a creative interdisciplinary teaching approach known as STEM education, where STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Countries wanting to strengthen their national status and power need a sufficient supply of qualified STEM graduates to creatively solve challenging problems, compete globally, and provide the scientists, engineers, etc. of the future. Information and communication technology is very important for STEM education, especially since we are living in a digital age. It includes hardware such as computers and software used for videos and websites. ICT increases opportunities for STEM education and enables students and their instructors to use the Internet, audio-visual classrooms, networking, and more. The keynote talk presents and describes technologies to dominate STEM education. It also introduces Dr. Barry's National Award winning program in Creative Education and several examples of successful STEM activities carried out in a virtual world. In addition, a prediction is made about the future classroom and its technology.
Dana M. Barry is a Research Professor in Clarkson University's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. She is an expert in STEM and Creative Education and has more than 250 professional publications including three Springer Nature textbooks. She is a consultant, a professional tutor at the State University of New York at Canton, and a professor and scientific board president for Ansted University. She served as a visiting professor overseas numerous times and gave keynote talks in Japan, China, Malaysia, and Slovenia. Dr. Barry has five graduate degrees including a M.S. in Science Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam, a M.S. in Chemistry from Clarkson University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Osaka University in Japan. She has carried out educational components of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Mars missions, etc. and has her name on the Mars rovers named Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity. She was co-producer and host for the television series "Sensational Science" and in her capacity as a musician she composed the music and wrote the lyrics for the science education music CD "Chemical Sensation." Her honors include 21 consecutive APEX Awards for Publication Excellence from Communications Concepts in Springfield, Virginia; the exemplary 2017 Volunteer Award from the American Chemical Society (for her outstanding contributions to its Northern New York Section); two national awards from the American Chemical Society for her Creative Education program; and a Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award presented in 2017 for her outstanding professional dedication and career. In addition, Barry is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and serves as an officer and a Chemistry Ambassador for the American Chemical Society.
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