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09-02-2008

Clarkson University's Dana Barry Honored with Apex Award

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/barry.jpg ]

This is the 13th consecutive time that Barry has received this honor, which is based on editorial content and overall communications effectiveness and excellence. Her winning entry, the Clarkson University�s Dana Barry Honored with Apex AwardCAMP Annual Report Newsletter 2006-2007, faired extremely well in the exceptionally intense competition. There were close to 4,500 entries in the competition and approximately 1,400 awards of excellence were distributed in 110 subcategories of 11 major areas.

Barry, an avid writer, coauthored four published books since 2007. She wrote three creative science books with her collaborator Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of Japan to complement their national award winning program in creative education.

Her fourth book, titled Plan, Develop, Display, Present Science Projects, was coauthored with Robert W. Smith and published in 2008. In addition Barry has more than 100 other professional publications.

This past August she coauthored an article, Creative Space Exploration Project for Engineering Design, with Professor Kanematsu. Their paper is included in the International Session Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Conference for the Japanese Society of Engineering Education (JSEE) held in Kobe, Japan. It describes and compares how students in the United States and Japan creatively designed, built, and tested greenhouses for growing plants on the Moon.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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