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03-25-2010

Dana Barry of Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing Speaks at Japan’s Osaka University

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Dana M. Barry of the Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) recently presented invited lectures at Osaka University in Japan. Her talks and trip were sponsored by the Global Center of Excellence for Advanced Structural and Functional Materials Design program in the Graduate School of Engineering at Osaka University.Dana Barry Speaks at Japan’s Osaka University

In Barry’s presentations, titled the International Program in Creative Education and Its Components, and Activities in Creative Engineering Design, she described her international program and its creative teaching approaches in great detail.

Her five teaching models are called the Chemical Sensation Project (Multisensory Teaching Approach), the Science Fair Project Teaching Approach, Reading and Solving a Mystery Teaching Approach, the Space Science Teaching Approach, and the E-Learning Teaching Approach. Clarkson University served as a major participant in the national award winning component the Chemical Sensation Project.

Barry also carried out creative engineering design activities (included in her published books and papers) with graduate students at Osaka University. They designed and created special Periodic Tables and also designed, built, and tested a variety of boats for carrying cargo while floating in water.

Barry’s collaborator in Japan for this unique and ambitious program, to promote creative thinking at the global level, is Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of Suzuka National College of Technology. Barry is also very grateful to Osaka University Professors Tomoyuki Kakeshita (leader of the Center of Excellence Program), Toshihiro Tanaka (sub leader of the Center of Excellence Program), Eiji Arai, and Nobumitsu Hirai for their excellent support and assistance in regard to her Osaka University visit.

Barry is the senior technical writer for CAMP. She also serves as a professor and scientific board president for Ansted University. In addition, she is an officer for the Northern New York section of the American Chemical Society, and has numerous publications, honors, and awards to her name.

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Photo caption: Dana M. Barry of the Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) recently presented invited lectures at Osaka University in Japan. Here, Prof. Toshihiro Tanaka (right) introduces Barry and her lectures.

[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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