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10-24-2013

Clarkson University's Dana Barry Recognized by the American Chemical Society

Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing, has been recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as an official ACS Chemistry Ambassador. This honor is for her role as National Chemistry Week Coordinator.

Clarkson University’s Dana Barry displays her recent ACS Chemistry Ambassador sash and Certificate of Recognition from the American Chemical Society.National Chemistry Week (NCW) has different yearly themes and is celebrated during the month of October. The theme for 2013 is "Energy Now and Forever."

For the past ten years, Barry coordinated events and carried out chemistry workshops in schools and other locations during National Chemistry Week for the Northern New York Section of the ACS. For her services as NCW Coordinator, she has been awarded an ACS Chemistry Ambassador sash, a certificate of recognition, and a lapel pin.

The American Chemical Society is the largest scientific organization in the world. It has over 163,000 members. Chemistry Ambassadors for this society conduct outreach activities such as science workshops and presentations in schools and science cafes to make chemistry more accessible to members of their communities. They point out chemistry’s relevance to everyday life and make an effort to improve and promote public appreciation of chemistry.   

This is Barry’s 18th consecutive year serving as an officer for the Northern New York Section of the ACS. In 2004, her Chemical Sensation Project (held in collaboration with Dean Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of Suzuka National College of Technology, Japan) won a ChemLuminary Award in Public Relations for the Northern New York Section. This prestigious honor was presented to Barry at the American Chemical Society’s National Convention held in Philadelphia, Pa., in 2004.

In addition to her position at CAMP, Barry serves as scientific board president for Ansted University and as a visiting professor overseas.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University’s Dana Barry displays her recent ACS Chemistry Ambassador sash and Certificate of Recognition from the American Chemical Society.

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

[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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