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Clarkson University's Barry Serves as Visiting Professor and Speaker in Japan

Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), served as a visiting professor and speaker in Japan in September.

Dana M. BarryShe was invited to speak at Osaka University by its Education and Research Center for Advanced Structural and Functional Materials Design, which is directed by Professor Toshihiro Tanaka, the associate dean for the Graduate School of Engineering.

Barry’s two talks at the university were about successful entrepreneurship and promoting creative engineering education. While in Osaka, she also conducted a workshop at Mikunigaoka High School about creative chemistry for students.

During her visit to Japan, Barry gave a presentation about a core model curriculum for engineering education to administrators and professors at Suzuka National College of Technology (SNCT). She has the official title of visiting professor in the college’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Her research collaborator at SNCT is Dean Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu.

Barry also presented a paper at KES 2013: the 17th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems held in Kitakyushu, Japan. Her paper, titled U.S. Students Carryout a Nuclear Safety Project in a Virtual Environment, is published by Elsevier and co-authored by Dana M. Barry, Hideyuki Kanematsu, Yoshimi Fukumura, and others. In addition, she is a coauthor for another paper presented at the conference and published by Elsevier.

Barry previously served as a visiting professor overseas in Malaysia (2001, 2004, & 2007), England (2003), Japan (2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, & 2013), and China (2011). She gave keynote addresses in Suzuka City, Japan (2008), and in Xiamen, China (2011).

Barry has numerous honors, awards, and publications to her name. In addition to her position at Clarkson, she is scientific board president and professor for Ansted University, an ACS chemistry ambassador, and an officer for the Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Osaka University was the main sponsor for Barry’s trip to Japan; her cosponsor was Suzuka National College of Technology.
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