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03-28-2007

Clarkson University's Dr. Dana M. Barry Coauthors Creative Science Books

Dr. Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has coauthored two new creative science books. Barry's book Develop Critical Thinking Skills, Solve a Mystery, Learn Science includes two thrilling mystery stories and a science education component. It is published by Tate Publishing and will be officially released on April 10, 2007. Barry's other publication, published by Pleiades Publishing of Osaka, Japan, in January 2007, is a similar book written in Japanese. Dr. Hideyuki Kanematsu coauthored both books. Hideyuki is a professor at Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan, where Dr. Barry served as a visiting professor in 2002 and 2005.

Develop Critical Thinking Skills, Solve a Mystery, Learn Science is an interdisciplinary approach for the teaching of science and language (reading). It targets upper middle/senior high school students and their teachers. The book includes a problem-solving model and is an excellent way to develop students' critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

Mystery lovers will be entertained by the book's suspenseful short stories. In "Mail Mystery," Sue Phillips is delighted to have a summer job at a post office, but is unaware of the danger that awaits her. In "Mind Games Plus," a newly hired science teacher encounters many strange people and events, and then mysteriously disappears.

Develop Critical Thinking Skills, Solve a Mystery, Learn Science is unique because it includes a free download of the book's audio version (which has been prepared by an expert reader at Tate Publishing). This creative science book is distributed by Ingram Spring Arbor, the largest distributor in the United States. Therefore, after the official release date of April 10, 2007, the book will be advertised at 25,000 locations, including Tate Publishing, Amazon Books, Borders Books, Barnes and Noble, Walden Books, Wal-Mart, etc.

The authors have incorporated the new books (Japanese and English editions) into their international program for creative education, which is sponsored by the northern New York section of the American Chemical Society and by Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan. Barry and Kanematsu are currently using their other book (Science Fair Fun in Japan published in 2005 by Gendai Tosho of Japan) to promote their program's science fair component throughout the country of Japan.

Two Book Signing Events Have Been Scheduled. Barry will sign books at Clarkson's University Bookstore on Friday, April 13, from 4 - 6 p.m. She will also sign books at St. Lawrence University's Brewer Bookstore on Saturday, April 14, from 1 - 3 p.m.

Barry serves as Scientific Board President for Ansted University. She is a certified professional chemist and has permanent teacher certification in New York sate to teach chemistry and the general sciences in grades 7 -12. Barry has numerous honors, including 11 consecutive APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, national awards for her World First MarsLink and Chemical Sensation Programs, and bio listings in Marquis Who's Who in American Education (7th Edition, 2006-2007), Marquis Who's Who of American Women (25th Edition, 2006-2007), and Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering (9th Edition, 2006-2007). In addition, Dr. Barry has more than 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 Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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