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Clarkson University's Dana Barry Receives APEX 2007 Award and Other Honors

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Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has received an award for publication excellence, as well as two other honors.barry

Barry received an APEX 2007 Award for Publication Excellence from Communications Concepts Inc. in Springfield, Va. She is one of only two in New York state to receive the 2007 award in the category of Newsletters - Print. This is the 12th consecutive time that Barry has won this honor, which is based on editorial content and overall communications effectiveness and excellence.

Her winning entry, the "CAMP Annual Report Newsletter 2005-2006," faired extremely well in the exceptionally intense competition. There were 5,000 entries in the competition and approximately 1,500 awards of excellence were distributed in 105 subcategories of 11 major areas.

Also at the American Chemical Society's National Meeting, held this August in Boston, Barry's International Program in Creative Education received second place for the ChemLuminary Award in Public Relations. This unique program is led by Barry and Hideyuki Kanematsu of Japan. It has sponsorship from the Northern New York section of the American Chemical Society and Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan. The main goals are to turn students of all ages onto science and engineering and to prepare them to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers.

The collaborators recently published two creative science books for use in their program. The book written in English, Develop Critical Thinking Skills, Solve a Mystery, Learn Science, was published by Tate in 2007. Also a Japanese edition was published by Pleiades of Japan in 2007. The books include a problem-solving model, two short stories, and a detailed science education component. Students master the steps of a problem-solving model by acting as detectives to analyze each short story and solve its crime (problem).

In 2004, Barry's and Kanematsu's multi-sensory teaching component (known as the Chemical Sensation Project) of their International Program in Creative Education received a ChemLuminary Award from the American Chemical Society.

Dana Barry is scientific board president of Ansted University, a certified professional chemist, and has served as a visiting professor in Malaysia (2001 and 2004), England (2003) and Japan (2002 and 2005). In addition, she has numerous honors and over 100 professional publications including eight books, a book chapter, science encyclopedia entries, journal features, scripts for television shows, and music CDs.

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

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