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08-27-2009

Clarkson University’s Dana Barry Coauthors Book Published in Japan

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Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), is the lead author of a science book published in Japan.Barry Book 2009

The book, which is a second edition, is titled Science Fair Fun in Japan and published by Gendai Tosho of Japan (2009). Barry’s coauthors are Professors Hideyuki Kanematsu and Tatsumasa Kobayashi of Suzuka National College of Technology, Japan.

Science Fair Fun in Japan complements the Creative Education Program that is being carried out by Barry and Kanematsu. The main goals of their international project are to turn students of all ages onto science and engineering and to prepare them to be creative problem solvers.

This ambitious program includes five major components: the multisensory teaching approach, the science fair project teaching approach, the reading and solving a mystery teaching approach, the space science teaching approach, and the creative engineering design teaching approach.

The new book is an educational tool for the science fair project teaching approach. It contains a problem-solving model and the necessary skills, information, and activities to prepare students to successfully identify and creatively solve problems.

Barry served as a keynote speaker (2008) and a visiting professor in Japan (2002, 2005, and 2008). She has coauthored several books and numerous papers published in Japan. In addition, Barry, who has many honors to her name, is scientific board president of Ansted University, a certified professional chemist, and an officer for the Northern New York section of the American Chemical Society.

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 in Potsdam, N.Y., 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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