Introducing Integrated Global STEM Authors and WPI Press Advisory Board

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Floor/Room #
Third Floor / Room 303 - Gordon Conference Room

Two distinctive new partnerships between WPI and the publisher DeGruyter will be shared with the WPI community the afternoon of March 20 from 1-2pm. 

Integrated Global STEM is a new book series developed in partnership with DeGruyter to help bring to press the interdisciplinary vision. Edited by Professors Rob Krueger and Anita Mattson, the series provides a space to share solutions, challenges and insights that advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in areas such as basic infrastructure, engineering design, environment, gender empowerment, food security, health, water and sanitation, accessibility, clean energy, and economic prosperity. 

The first two volumes in the series feature WPI faculty and student research in two thematic areas. The first, Smart Villages, makes the case that villages should shift from a model of extraction to one of community value creation, and offers case studies of smart village co-design. The second, Science, Engineering, and Sustainable Development, puts forth the concept of generative justice in science and technology for development, presenting community case studies concerning technological interventions in global health, the environment, agriculture, and their ethics. 

Other WPI faculty and researcher contributors to these two volumes include:

Both volumes are available at WPI through the Gordon Library:

During this informal conversation among the WPI authors and editors of the series, we will also introduce several members of the new WPI Press Advisory Board.  The WPI Press is another partnership with DeGruyter, a distinctive partner of  major university presses from Princeton to Cornell to New York University. 

Please mark your calendars today, and we hope to see you on March 20 from 1-2 pm in the Gordon Library Conference Room!  Light refreshments will be served. 


Smart Villages



Science, Engineering, and Sustainable Development: Book Cover



George C. Gordon Library