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03-25-2011

Clarkson University's Barry Completes Doctoral Program at Osaka University

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

Clarkson University’s Dana M. Barry has been awarded a doctor of philosophy degree in engineering from Osaka University in Japan. Barry is the senior technical writer and editor for Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).

Dana M. BarryShe already has master's degrees in education and chemistry, a doctoral degree in education and an honorary doctorate in science education.

Her research for her latest degree relates to engineering education and is an international effort between the United States and Japan. Barry developed engineering tools (five different teaching models) to enhance students’ creative engineering design capability and their creative problem solving skills in engineering.

The models are being used in engineering classes, with several of them incorporated into the formal curriculum of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan.

Barry says that she is grateful to Osaka University and to her mentors Professors Eiji Arai and Toshihiro Tanaka from the Graduate School of Engineering at Osaka; Associate Professor Hidefumi Wakamatsu; Dean Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of Suzuka National College of Technology, her main collaborator for the research; and Suzuka National College of Technology and its president, Professor Seiki Takahashi. She also thanked CAMP Director Professor S.V. Babu and Professor Roger Haw at Ansted University for their support.

Barry has many awards and honors to her name. Her biographical profile is listed in Marquis Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who of American Women, and others.

Barry has won 15 consecutive APEX Awards for publication excellence (1996 – 2010) from Communications Concepts in Springfield, Va. Several of her special academic programs also received national awards from the American Chemical Society (2004 and 2007).

She has over 150 professional publications, including books, book chapters, science encyclopedia entries, journal features, scripts for aired television shows, and music CDs. This work is published in the United States, Japan, England, Australia, Malaysia, India, and other countries.

She also has a recent book chapter about engineering design, coauthored by her and Kanematsu, describing some of her doctoral work. The chapter is part of Innovations 2010, a publication of the International Network for Engineering Education and Research (2010).

In addition to her position at CAMP, Barry serves as scientific board president for Ansted University and as a visiting professor overseas.
 
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Photo caption: Clarkson University’s Dana M. Barry, who has been awarded a doctor of philosophy degree in engineering from Osaka University in Japan, displays her kimono on the Clarkson campus.

[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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