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01-19-2001

Clarkson University's Dana Barry To Serve As Visiting Professor And Receive Honorary Degree In Malaysia

[A photo of Dana Barry for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/dbarry.jpg.]

Dana M. Barry of Canton, editor and technical writer at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has been invited to serve as a visiting professor in Malaysia during March.  She will present science education seminars in Penang and Kuala Lumpur to students, faculty, government officials and other distinguished guests.  barry

While in Malaysia, Barry will also receive an honorary doctoral degree from Ansted University in recognition of her exemplary contributions and her dedication to the promotion of space science and technology.

Barry was invited to Malaysia by Ansted’s co-founder, Roger Haw. Ansted is a small private university with long-distance learning programs, and has external campuses in Malaysia and the British Virgin Islands. 

Barry’s Malaysian seminars will have three components.

The first, “Turning Students on to Science and Technology,” includes demonstrations and makes use of Barry’s published books, journal features and science education music cassettes.

The second, “NASA Space Missions and Their Educational Component Missions,” recounts Barry’s experiences in organizing three NASA World First Missions, including the MoonLink (1998), NEARLink (1998), and MarsLink (2000) missions, the latter an international gathering of students from the North Country and Malaysia.  Barry will meet with her Malaysian team members to give them advice on how to access and analyze the incoming data and information from Mars.    

The final component, “Chemical-Mechanical Polishing and High-Tech Equipment,” will include segments from Barry’s television series, “Sensational Science,” which she hosted, wrote and co-produced. She will also speak on the research that is taking place at CAMP and discuss her cover story, “Chemical-Mechanical Polishing,” which appeared in the May/June 1999 issue of The Chemist.

In addition to presenting seminars, Barry will donate educational materials (including copies of her books and science education music cassettes) to Ansted University and other schools and colleges in
Malaysia.  Support for her trip is being provided by CAMP, the Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society and Ansted University.

Barry, who has been in her position at Clarkson since 1993, is also an officer for the Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society, a Certified Professional Chemist, and an honorary member of Ansted University’s Advisory Council. 

Barry’s recent awards include Leaders of Science, Technology & Engineering 2001, 500 Leaders of Influence (2001), 1000 World Leaders of Scientific Influence (2001), Dictionary of International Biography - 28th & 29th editions (2000 & 2001), The Twentieth Century Award for Achievement (2000), Outstanding People of the 20th Century (2000), 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century (2000), 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century (2000) and
International Woman of the Year (1999/2000).   

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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