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09-08-2014

Clarkson University's Barry Presents Science Workshops in Japan as Visiting Professor

Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing, recently served as a visiting professor at the National Institute of Technology at Suzuka College in Japan.

Dana BarryShe presented "Enjoyable Science Workshops" to 160 students and their parents during open classes at the college. Her workshops were held in late August, as part of the Equal Gender Project.

Barry’s program included experiments about polymers, the senses, sound production, wavelengths, surface tension, water, surfactants, and designing paper airplanes to fly long distances. Her workshops appeared on CNS Television News in Suzuka City, Japan.  

While in Japan, Barry also discussed Springer book projects with her coeditor and coauthor Suzuka College Deputy President Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu, who served as a translator for her workshops.

Barry has also served as a visiting professor for the National Institute of Technology in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2013. In 2013, she was a featured speaker at Osaka University, Japan, where she earned her Ph.D. in engineering.

In March 2014, Barry delivered the welcoming address at the Ansted Social Responsibility International Award Ceremony, held in conjunction with the Institute for the Development of Social Responsibility’s Ninth International Conference at the University of Maribor in Slovenia.

She was also a visiting professor and keynote speaker in China in 2011, a keynote speaker in Japan in 2008, and a visiting professor in England in 2003 and in Malaysia in 2001, 2004, and 2007.

In addition to her position at Clarkson, Barry is scientific board president for Ansted University and has the official title of visiting professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College. She is also a chemistry ambassador and an officer for the northern New York section of the American Chemical Society.

Barry’s trip to Japan was sponsored by the Iketani Science and Technology Foundation (ISTF) with additional support from the National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College.

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Photo caption: Dana Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing, recently served as a visiting professor at the National Institute of Technology at Suzuka College in Japan. Above, she presents a science workshop there.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/dbarry-japan-2014.jpg.]

[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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