SUNY Canton Hosts Award-Winning Tech Journalist Feb. 11

CANTON, NY (01/26/2016)(readMedia)-- An award-winning technology journalist will visit SUNY Canton to discuss career opportunities in STEM, as well as the importance of diversity within those fields.

Steve Ross will speak at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, in Nevaldine North, Room 102. He will talk about his background and offer advice for students who are pursuing STEM-related degrees.

The event is sponsored by the National Science Foundation STEM Scholars Program and is free and open to the public.

Ross is the editor-in-chief of Broadband Communities magazine and a co-founder of the Institute for Analytic Journalism and the State of New Jersey's Environmental Education Fund. His clients have included Time Warner, Consumers Union and UNICEF.

He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and has lectured and worked in more than 80 countries worldwide. He has also written and edited 19 books and numerous papers on land-use planning, product safety and environmental issues. In addition, Ross is a co-founder of the State of New Jersey's Environmental Education Fund.

He earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

In addition to being a National Society of Professional Engineers President's Award winner, he was named among the "Top 50" pioneers in new media by Online Journalism Review.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor's degrees. The college's 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.