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01-29-2008

Clarkson University's Dana Barry Coauthors New Science Book

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Senior Technical Writer Dana M. Barry of Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing has coauthored the new science book Plan, Develop, Display, Present Science Projects.Barry

The book, coauthored with Robert Smith, was published in January by Teacher Created Resources of California. It includes the science standards and benchmarks for grades 3-8 and provides standards-based activities that allow students to practice the investigative process and to develop scientific inquiry skills.

Barry has authored or coauthored 10 published books. She has more than 100 professional publications in the United States, including featured articles in the national award-winning education journals Science Scope and The Science Teacher, the feature article "Project MoonLink" in the space education journal AD ASTRA, and the cover story "Chem-Is-Tree" in the Journal of Chemical Education.

She also has had papers published in England, Australia, Malaysia, and India. In addition, Barry has published several books and numerous journal papers in Japan with her collaborator Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of Suzuka National College of Technology. Her work is available in English, Spanish, and Japanese.

Barry, who serves as scientific board president for Ansted University, is a certified professional chemist and has permanent teaching certification in chemistry and the general sciences. She has received 12 consecutive APEX Awards for Publication Excellence (1996-2007). This honor, presented by Communications Concepts Inc. in Springfield, Va., is based on writing, editorial content, and overall communications effectiveness and excellence. In addition, Barry has many other awards and honors to her name.

Clarkson University crosses the boundaries of disciplines, nations and cultures in order for discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise to come together. As a result, faculty and graduates grasp the full impact of their calling, direct their research to the world's pressing issues and lead with confidence and distinction. One in seven alumni is already a CEO or other senior executive. Located in Potsdam, N.Y., just outside the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Clarkson is home to 3,000 students preparing for rewarding careers through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, science, and health sciences, as well as unparalleled outdoor recreation and life experiences beyond the classroom.

[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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