WORLD FIRST MARSLINK® MISSION UPDATE - 2012
By Dr. Dana M. Barry, C.P.C.
Dr. Dana M. Barry’s World First MarsLink team continues to make progress. Members
in the United States, Malaysia, and Japan participate in planet/star gazing sessions and
other space-related events and contests. Space Explorers’ MarsLink Space Mission
activities are now a component of Dr. Barry’s International Program in Creative
Education. She initiated this program, in collaboration with Dr. Hideyuki Kanematsu of
Japan, to promote and develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills in
students of all ages.
|Dr. Dana M. Barry's Keynote Address attracts 1500 attendees in Xiamen, China.|
Dr. Dana Barry (of Clarkson University) served as a Visiting Professor and Keynote
Speaker in China in September 2011. Her Keynote Address, a summary of her published
work, was titled Highlights: Promoting Science, Engineering, and Creative Education
at the International Level. She focused attention on her World First MarsLink Mission
activities and credited Space Explorers Inc. for their assistance in implementing their
Dr. Barry’s Keynote Presentation (held at the International Convention Center in
Xiamen, China) attracted about 1500 attendees. The audience included news media
representatives from various countries, foreign academicians and scientists, and
ambassadors of non-governmental organizations to the United Nations from the United
States, Canada, Germany, Slovenia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and parts of China.
In addition, a paper is being prepared for publication about a previous Mars Explorer
Simulation Mission that took place at Mikunigaoka High School in Osaka, Japan. Dr.
Barry carried out this event with assistance from Dean Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of
Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan and from Mr. Ota Takashi, a Chemistry
teacher at the High School.
Dr. Barry’s World First MarsLink Mission program was created by Space Explorers,
Inc. The programs are supported by NASA and sponsored by the Northern New York
Section of the American Chemical Society. She and her team are very grateful to Space
Explorers, Inc. for their continued partnership.
MARSLINK –RELATED / SCIENCE PUBLICATION
Kanematsu, Hideyuki and Barry, Dana M. “Engineering Design and Creative Education,” MEMOIRS of Suzuka National College of Technology, Japan, 42 (2009).