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Professor Suzanne Lunsford is professor at Wright State University and is an electrochemist and an internationally established chemical educator. She has been working with colleagues from international universities on how to integrate interdisciplinary science labs to meet the needs of the 21st century. Her research work for over two decades has been developing novel sensor electrodes (modified electrochemically) to detect common neurotransmitters to detecting common heavy metals Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and toxic metal Indium at low concentrations utilizing electrochemistry techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, square wave anodic stripping voltammetry, and differential pulse voltammetry. The electrochemical techniques and modified electrodes are examined further by such techniques as Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Raman Spectroscopy to confirm the electrode surface interactions and stability analysis of the sensor(s) developed to assist our students with a variety of analytical instrumentation techniques. She has received over 1 million dollars in external funding for her international and local educational inquiry-based science research programs at Wright State University.
Dr. Nagib Callaos is the Founding President of the a 32 years old Multi-Disciplinary Organization oriented 1) to solve real life problems which mostly require multi-disciplinary teams and inter-disciplinary research/communication and 2) to synergistically relate all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary departments of the University Simon Bolivar with private and public corporations. He also was the founding president of several organizations on research, development, and technological innovation and, for many years, consultant in Information Systems.
The purpose of this Conversational Panel is to describe the incremental Action-Design e incremental Implementation of Inter-National Networks and a Meta-Network for Inter-Disciplinary Communication (NmNIC), for Collaborative Learning, and Meta-Education Support. A more detailed draft will be delivered to this conversational panel in order to keep collecting data and information with regards to its Action-Design e incremental Implementation.
A first approximation to what would be as follows. We encourage the attendees and/or panelist to apply their critical thinking oriented to improve this initial idea or to comment on its potential unfeasibility.
Because of the incremental approach recommended, via Action-Design and Action-Learning, the initial step in the implemetation of (NmNIC), will be through a highly flexible, versatile and diversified organization, which might be substituted or complemented with international multidisciplinary societies and/or associations with less flexibility/diversity and with more specific purposes and means to achieve them.
Initially, (NmNIC), will be constituted by founding individual members who might later recommend:
- organizational/institutional members,
- local members (department, divisions, etc. of larger organizations)
- national members: national associations or societies
- regional members: geographical regions which might include cities in larger countries.
The recommended architecture for (NmNIC), is a federated network of networks where each node may be associated to both: individuals or groups
. It is estimated that the initial nodes will be basically associated with individuals and later group/organizational/institutional nodes would be gradually included. Each indicidual may work toward the creation of a network, hence the name od Meta-Network or Network of Networks. (NoNIC)
The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS) could provide the organizational support for the implementation and consolidation of NoNIC through the following means:
- Hosting NoNIC’s meetings in the context of conferences organized by the IIIS
- Including NoNIC’s publications in the context of the proceedings produced by IIIS and/or the Journal of Informatics and Systemics (JSCI)
- Including information about NoNIC’s activities in the IIIS web page and in its conferences web pages.
- Including informational material regarding NoNIC’s plans and activities to be delivered at the registration desks of the conferences organized by IIIS
- Distributing informational content among the IIIS’s members via emails.
- Using specific projects to be implemented by the IIIS in a synergic way with NoNIC. An example of these projects might be the one related to the Inter-National, Inter-Disciplinary, Integration Groups: IIIG. IIIGs might be an adequate bridge between the IIIS and NoNIC
- Identifying synergic relationships between both organizations: IIIS and NoNIC
- Other means on which both organizations might agree.
As we said above, a potential organizational bridge
between the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS) and the (NoNIC) might be the Inter-National, Interdisciplinary, and Integration Groups (IIIG)