Renee M. Clary
Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University

PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (Geoscience Education)
Louisiana State University, 2003

Web: www.earthscholars.com

Email: rclary@geosci.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-5924

Research Interests
My primary research interests involve interdisciplinary science education, particularly the improvement of visual geology and biology learning through innovative visualization strategies, in traditional,informal, and online educational settings. My geological specialty areas include paleontology and environmental geochemistry. Recent research projects include 1) Gulf Coast watershed outreach programs and Water Education alignment; 2) Cretaceous geology of Mississippi; and 3) interdisciplinary science investigations through microfossils.

My research has recently moved toward water education and coastal geology, as indicated by my Gulf Coast watershed investigations and my involvement with the DRAGON (Delta Research and Global Observation Network)summit. Affiliation with GRI offers the potential for future collaboration on watershed/coastal research projects.

Current Research Projects
My future research plans include the continuation of my watershed projects, and the development of a digital repository for multi-media deltaic-science related knowledge maps as part of DRAGON. Additionally, I hope to bring greater research focus to the geology of northeastern Mississippi through continued investigation of Late Cretaceous microfossils, invertebrates, and marine vertebrates.

Most Current Publications:
Clary, R.M., & Wandersee, J.H. (2009). Scientific caricatures: Incorporation of visualization tools from the Golden Age of Geology (1788-1840) in modern science classrooms. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 54 (1), p. 112.

Brzuszek, R.F., & Clary, R.M. (2008). How big is big? The translation of the enormity of geologic time in an informal learning environment. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 2(4), 69-78.

Clary, R.M., & Wandersee, J.H. (2007). Great expectations: Florence Bascom (1842 – 1945) and the education of the first generation of US women geologists. In C. Burek and B. Higgs (Eds.), The role of women in the history of geology, Bath, England: The Geological Society of London, Special Publications 281.

Brzuszek, R.F., & Clary, R.M. (2008). How big is big? The translation of the enormity of scale and geologic time in an informal learning environment. International Conference on Design Principles and Practice, Miami, FL.

Buell, N.R., Schmitz, D., Clary, R.M., & Dewey, C. (2008). A look at regular grade gasoline reacted with hydrogen peroxide in a laboratory setting—what’s left after the BTEX is gone. Abstracts with Programs, 28-8, 57th Annual Meeting Southeastern Section Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC.

Clary, R.M., Boss, S., & Wandersee, J. (2008). Teacher perceptions of an introduction to virtual field exercises in an online geology classroom. Abstracts with Programs, 5-8, 57th Annual Meeting Southeastern Section Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC.

Clary, R.M., Brzuszek, R.F., & Wandersee, J.H. (2008). Geology and design: Characteristics of successful landscape designs for incorporation of geologic time in informal education sites. 33rd International Geological Congress, Abstract IEE09901L, Oslo, Norway.

Clary, R.M., & Wandersee, J.H. (2008). Heroes and Hardships: Is there value in the early history of polar exploration for the science classroom? 33rd International Geological Congress, Abstract IEH05207, Oslo, Norway

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