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1

Lab Exercise for California Academy of Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an exercise developed for use at the California Academy of Sciences by an undergraduate-level class which explores paleontology or the history of life. Students are asked to explore the California Academy of Sciences, and explain how their collections are organized and why such collections are important. Students are then asked to apply critical thinking skills and their knowledge of the scientific method to the exhibition on dinosaurs.

Kenneth Angielczyk, The Field Museum, kangielczyk@fieldmuseum.org

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History of the Academy in Manayunk (AIM): Adoption of the Lab School Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors recall how the Academy in Manayunk adopted the famous Sally Smith's club methodology. They share how the influence of Smith pushed the school faculty and staff to create a school that focuses on the individual child and celebrates the unique talents and interests that each brings to the learning community. It is based…

Morgan, Patricia; Blair, Nancy

2010-01-01

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Review of Energetic Particle Generation and Electromagnetic Radiation from Intense Laser-Plasma Interactions at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review covers recent developments in multi-hundred-TW femtosecond laser systems and progress in intense laser-plasma interactions at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The peak power of the institute's Xtreme Light III (XL-III) laser system has been upgraded from 350 to 725 TW, and the system used to observe the lateral transport of fast electrons due to magnetic

Yutong Li; Zhengming Sheng; Liming Chen; Xin Lu; Jinglong Ma; Zhaohua Wang; Quanli Dong; Zhiyi Wei; Jie Zhang

2009-01-01

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Gilda's Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Immediately after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the author and her partner made a decision to rebuild their child care center as two apartments. However, the city of New Orleans would only approve the location for one dwelling with a child care center. This article describes the author's experiences in rebuilding Gilda's Academy, her child…

Duplessis, Gilda

2008-01-01

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Khan Academy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Khan Academy is a "not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. " Designed as a type of educational tool and a living archive, the site contains over 2100 videos that include algebra lessons, calculus sessions, cosmology, and developmental math. The "tool" function comes in when visitors discover that they can create their own playlists of these videos for use after signing up for an account. It is a remarkable collection, and other subjects are covered here as well.

Khan, Salman

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Robotics Academy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at Carnegie Mellon University, the Robotics Academy is designed to help young people learn about the world of robotics through interactive activities, videos, and lesson plans. First-time visitors can check in on the "Educators" area to learn about the STEM-based curriculum and educational standards used throughout the site's materials. In the "Curriculum" area, visitors can view video clips that address robotic engineering, along with lesson plans. Some of the curricular activities here are also available in Spanish. Visitors should also check out their blog, as it features highlights from events like the VEX Robotics World Championships and upcoming online chat sessions. Also the site contains building instructions and details on how to enter the aforementioned VEX Robotics championships, which encourage students and hobbyists to build real robots. The Robotics Academy Mission Statement: To develop a mathematically competent and technological literate workforce To influence children to become interested in robotics and related technologies as an area of study and future employment To grow future entrepreneurs and employees for the region and nation To enhance the economic development of these technologies in Southwestern Pennsylvania To develop standards-driven curriculum for middle and high school teachers To catch kids having fun experimenting with science and technology.Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Students, 9-12, High School Faculty/Administrators, 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators, Engineers, Industry Personnel, Technicians

2010-01-19

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Long conduction time plasma opening switch experiments at Sandia National Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sandia National Labs has undertaken an ambitious program to reduce the size and cost of large pulsed power drivers. The program basis is inductive energy storage and Plasma Opening Switches (POS). Inductive energy storage has well known advantages, including increased efficiency and reduced stress on the vacuum interface. The Sandia approach is to retain the reliable and efficient Marx generator and the temporal pulse compression of the water dielectric capacitor. A triggered closing switch, developed at Sandia, transfers the capacitor charge into the energy storage inductor. This approach has several advantages, including relaxed requirements on Marx jitter and inductance, and must faster current risetime in the energy storage inductor. The POS itself is the key to the Sandia program. The switch design uses an auxiliary magnetic field to inject the plasma and hold it in place during conduction. After opening begins, the self magnetic field of the power pulse pushes on the plasma to increase the opened gap. We use magnetic pressure because we desire POS gaps of several cm. Erosion POS devices typically open much less than that. Improved opening allows more efficient energy transfer to loads.

Savage, M. E.; Simpson, W. W.; Cooper, G. W.; Usher, M. A.

1992-01-01

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Economic Development Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Economic Development Academy established in 1978 was developed out of the need to provide broader economic development training to career professionals working in local place community economic development. The Academy objectives were one, to deliver ...

1981-01-01

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CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA: Plasma phenomena in nanostructures and neutron stars Scientific Session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (26 March 2008)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) was held on 26 March 2008 at the conference hall of the P N Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS. The following reports were presented at the session: (1) Klimov V V (P N Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS, Moscow) "Nanoplasmonics"; (2) Istomin Ya N (P N Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS, Moscow) "Electron-positron plasma generation in the magnetospheres of neutron stars"; (3) Kosevich Yu A (N N Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, RAS, Moscow) "Multichannel propagation and scattering of phonons and photons in low-dimension nanostructures". An abridged version of these reports is given below. • Nanoplasmonics, V V Klimov Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 8, Pages 839-844 • Electron-positron plasma generation in the magnetospheres of neutron stars, Ya N Istomin Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 8, Pages 844-848 • Multichannel propagation and scattering of phonons and photons in low-dimension nanostructures, Yu A Kosevich Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 8, Pages 848-859

Klimov, V. V.; Istomin, Ya N.; Kosevich, Yu A.

2008-08-01

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Automation of a remote plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition system using LabVIEW  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The remote plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (RPCVD) system is an experimental low temperature Si/Si-Ge epitaxy system. This paper describes an integrated hardware/software automation package developed for the RPCVD system. Aspects of the system controlled by the package include pneumatic gas valves, mass flow controllers (MFCs), and a temperature controller. The package was developed on an Apple Quadra 950 platform using LabVIEWTM 3.1 and associated data acquisition and control hardware supplied by National Instruments and other vendors. The software interface allows the user to operate the system through a virtual control panel which displays critical system parameters such as chamber pressure, chamber temperature and gas flow rates, along with the states of the gas valves and the MFCs. The system can also be run in the recipe mode, in which a sequence of steps are read in from an ExcelTM file. A simulation routine scans each recipe for possible errors such as violation of valve interlocks while the recipe is being loaded. All actions, whether in the manual mode or the recipe mode, are recorded in a log file. Finally, since many of the gases used in the RPCVD process are toxic and/or flammable, there is an emphasis on safety in the entire control scheme. A safety monitor routine constantly checks for valve interlocks and pressure-valve interlocks. Upon detecting an illegal state, it automatically takes necessary action to bring the system into a safe state. In addition to these software safety features, there are also hardware interlocks to deal with such situations as power outages.

Sharma, Rajan; Fretwell, John L.; Vaihinger, Jochen; Banerjee, Sanjay K.

1997-08-01

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USSR Republic Academies of Sciences.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Georgian SSR hosts visiting scientists; anniversary of Ukrainian Scientific Institute; general meeting of Georgian Academy of Sciences; annual meeting of Armenian Academy of Sciences; and Belorussian Academy of Sciences annual meeting.

V. Petrenko

1969-01-01

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USAF Academy Honor System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In June, 1984, the Superintendent of the USAF Academy suspended cadet administration of their honor code. This was a result of revelations during the Spring, 1984 honor scandal at the USAF Academy. An Honor Assessment Committee was formed to review the si...

M. A. Hyatt

1988-01-01

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Talent Management in Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Academies are semi-autonomous schools set up outside the normal local government structures with sponsors from business and charity groups to create new and innovative ways of creating and sustaining school transformation. The aim of this paper is to assist in a strategic conversation within the academy movement on talent development.…

Davies, Brent; Davies, Barbara J.

2010-01-01

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KIPP Academy Lynn  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author profiles KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School in Lynn, Massachusetts. The school's mission is to "create an environment where the students of Lynn will develop the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to maximize their potential in high school, college and the world beyond." KIPP Academy Lynn…

Coats, Stephanie

2004-01-01

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Academy of American Poets  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

April is National Poetry Month and the Academy of American Poets website will provide all the details. Founded in 1934, the Academy supports American poets at all stages of their careers and fosters the appreciation of contemporary poetry. Follow Poetry Exhibits to Current Exhibits for poetry selections. The Calendar of Events, Academy Readings, and Residencies can assist in locating public events near you. However, the highlight of the site is the Listening Booth, offering RealAudio renditions of fifty poems (at present) by their authors. The site is searchable.

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American Academy of Ophthalmology  

MedlinePLUS

... Member Login AAO 2014 Registration Information > Meeting Program > Hotel Reservations > Subspecialty Day > Academy Plus Course Pass > Exhibitor ... sessions and view Subspecialty Day schedules Preview your hotel choices in Chicago Educating people about eye diseases, ...

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IP @ The National Academies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new site from the National Academies highlights their work on intellectual property issues. The heart of the site is the Library section, which provides annotated links to National Academies documents listed either by topic (e.g., Antitrust, Database Protection, International Harmonization) or sector (e.g., Biotech, Software). The site also provides a calendar of upcoming events and an online forum. Users can subscribe to a newsletter to be informed of site updates.

2001-01-01

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California Academy of Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1853 as the first scientific institution in the American West, the California Academy of Sciences is based in San Francisco and is the home to a number of public exhibits and eight scientific research departments. The Academy's online presence is quite prodigious, and contains copious information about its various outreach activities, its lecture series, and of course, its natural history museum. The homepage allows entry to many of these features, including the AntWeb, which warrants at least one detailed visit. The AntWeb serves as a clearinghouse of information on the ant faunas of both California and Madagascar, and visitors can learn about these different creatures here. Another nice feature is the "Science Now" area of the site. Here visitors can learn about the various research projects underway at the Academy, such as those projects on the dart frogs of Suriname.

2005-01-01

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Academy Engages Incarcerated Youths  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It's not easy to keep young people on task for learning in a youth prison, but David Domenici, the principal of the Maya Angelou Academy, a charter-like school serving incarcerated juveniles, is trying to do it while at the same time creating a model program for improving educational services for young offenders. Located at the New Beginnings…

Zehr, Mary Ann

2010-01-01

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Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Order of Lenin UkSSR academy of sciences serves the people; Ukrainian supreme soviet honors instructors; Health service in the Ukraine and ways to improve it--I; Health service in the Ukraine and ways to improve it--II.

1969-01-01

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Benjamin Franklin Street Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this evaluation report of the sixth year of operation of the Benjamin Franklin-Urban League Street Academy in New York City, it is recommended that the program be continued for the seventh year despite the poorer than expected student gains in all studied components and the sporadic student attendance pattern and high dropout rate. Students…

Wohl, Seth F.

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Peninsula Academies Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: The Peninsula Academies program helps educationally disadvantaged youth overcome the handicaps of low academic achievement, lack of skills, and chronic unemployment. This is accomplished by providing a high school curriculum that is clearly related to work, training in specific job skills, emphasis…

Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City, CA.

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NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS WEB SITE  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Academy Press is the publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Through this web site, you have access to a virtual treasure trove of books, reports and publicatio...

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Lab-on-CD microfluidic platform for rapid separation and mixing of plasma from whole blood.  

PubMed

Traditional clinical methods for separating whole blood into blood cells and cell-free plasma are labor intensive and time consuming. Accordingly, the present study proposes a simple compact disk (CD) microfluidic platform for the rapid separation of plasma from whole human blood and the subsequent mixing of the plasma with a suitable reagent. The performance of three CD microfluidic platforms incorporating square-wave mixing channels with different widths is evaluated both numerically and experimentally. The results show that given an appropriate specification of the microchannel geometry and a CD rotation speed of 2000 rpm, a separation efficiency of 95 % can be achieved within 5?~?6 s given a diluted blood sample with a hematocrit concentration of 6 %. Moreover, a mixing efficiency of more than 96 % can be obtained within 5 s given a CD rotation speed of 2200 rpm. The practical feasibility of the proposed device is demonstrated by performing a prothrombin time (PT) test. It is shown that while the time required to perform the PT test using a conventional bench top system is around 15 min, the proposed CD microfluidic platform allows the test to be completed within 1 min. PMID:24647859

Kuo, Ju-Nan; Li, Bo-Shiun

2014-08-01

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Sibelius Academy: Music Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Music Resources is part of Finland's Sibelius Academy's larger Arts and Culture meta-site, but it stands alone as a portal to music resources. Although sites are not annotated, a wide range and broad scope of sites are available. Categories include different types of music, education, libraries, theory, catalogs, and instruments, among others. Note that most classical music information can be found under "composers."

1996-01-01

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The BErkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA): A 10 GeV Laser Plasma Accelerator  

SciTech Connect

An overview is presented of the design of a 10 GeV laser plasma accelerator (LPA) that will be driven by a PW-class laser system and of the BELLA Project, which has as its primary goal to build and install the required Ti:sapphire laser system for the acceleration experiments. The basic design of the 10 GeV stage aims at operation in the quasi-linear regime, where the laser excited wakes are largely sinusoidal and offer the possibility of accelerating both electrons and positrons. Simulations show that a 10 GeV electron beam can be generated in a meter scale plasma channel guided LPA operating at a density of about 1017 cm-3 and powered by laser pulses containing 30-40 J of energy in a 50- 200 fs duration pulse, focused to a spotsize of 50-100 micron. The lay-out of the facility and laser system will be presented as well as the progress on building the facility.

Leemans, W.P.; Duarte, R.; Esarey, E.; Fournier, S.; Geddes, C.G.R.; Lockhart, D.; Schroeder, C.B.; Toth, C.; Vay, J.-L.; Zimmermann, S.

2010-06-01

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National Academy Museum: Audio & Video  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1825 by a group of artists and architects that included Thomas Cole, Rembrandt Peale, Ithiel Town, Samuel F. B. Morse, and Asher B. Durand, the National Academy is both a school and a museum. The museum collection grows each year as new artists elected into the Academy make donations of their work. In the Media Corner area of the National Academy website, a half-dozen videos related to exhibitions are on view, such as John Cage, Judith Shea, or Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Art & Architecture. Seismic Shifts features 7 artists: Nick Cave, Thornton Dial, Tom Friedman, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, Betye Saar, and Bill Viola; as well as 3 architects: Greg Lynn, Kate Orff, and Moshe Safdie. In addition to exhibition-related video, "National Academy Museum and School: An American Collection" released in 2011, when the Academy galleries were renovated, fills in the Academy's history and background.

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American Academy of Home Care Medicine  

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... E-Newsletter Certification/Training Featured Members Welcome! Home Care Medicine in America Since 1984, the Academy has ... Surveys Latest News The American Academy of Home Care Physicians is now the American Academy of Home ...

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National Academy of Forensic Engineers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Academy of Forensic Engineers provides a short definition of forensic engineering here. After reading through the definition, click the "Menu" link at the bottom of the page to access the site's main menu. From here, you can find more information on the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, and forensic engineering in general.

2008-04-07

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Distance Teaching and Learning Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the DTL (Distance Teaching and Learning) Academy that was developed to help South Dakota's teachers use technology more effectively, including two-way videoconferencing equipment. Topics include goals; influence of the TTL (Teaching and Learning Academy); developing distance education courses; professional development opportunities for…

Gosmire, Doreen; Vondruska, Judy

2001-01-01

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Online writing labs as sites for community engagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation investigates the Community Writing and Education Station (CWEST), a community engagement project that partners a community adult basic literacy program with a university writing lab. The author argues that the community and university partners, the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA) and the Purdue Writing Lab, offer positive opportunities for sustainable, mutually beneficial, and collaborative engagement because they are

Jaclyn Michelle Wells

2010-01-01

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Online Writing Labs as Sites for Community Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation investigates the Community Writing and Education Station (CWEST), a community engagement project that partners a community adult basic literacy program with a university writing lab. The author argues that the community and university partners, the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA) and the Purdue Writing Lab, offer positive…

Wells, Jaclyn Michelle

2010-01-01

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Fusion/Astrophysics Teacher Research Academy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to engage California high school science teachers in the area of plasma physics and fusion research, LLNL's Fusion Energy Program has partnered with the UC Davis Edward Teller Education Center, ETEC (http://etec.ucdavis.edu), the Stanford University Solar Center (http://solar-center.stanford.edu) and LLNL's Science / Technology Education Program, STEP (http://education.llnl.gov). A four-level ``Fusion & Astrophysics Research Academy'' has been designed to give teachers experience in conducting research using spectroscopy with their students. Spectroscopy, and its relationship to atomic physics and electromagnetism, provides for an ideal plasma `bridge' to the CA Science Education Standards (http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/scphysics.asp). Teachers attend multiple-day professional development workshops to explore new research activities for use in the high school science classroom. A Level I, 3-day program consists of two days where teachers learn how plasma researchers use spectrometers followed by instructions on how to use a research grade spectrometer for their own investigations. A 3rd day includes touring LLNL's SSPX (http://www.mfescience.org/sspx/) facility to see spectrometry being used to measure plasma properties. Spectrometry classroom kits are made available for loaning to participating teachers. Level I workshop results (http://education.llnl.gov/fusion&_slash;astro/) will be presented along with plans being developed for Level II (one week advanced SKA's), Level III (pre-internship), and Level IV (summer internship) research academies.

Correll, Donald

2005-10-01

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Every Day Is National Lab Day  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Barack Obama recently issued a call for increased hands-on learning in U.S. schools in an address at the National Academy of Sciences. Obama concluded that the future of the United States depends on one's ability to encourage young people to "create, and build, and invent." In this article, the author discusses National Lab Day (NLD)…

Bull, Glen

2010-01-01

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Recent Progress of High Energy Electron Generation in Intense Laser-Plasma Interactions in Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent progress of high energy electron generation and transport in intense laser-plasma interactions in Institute of Physics, CAS is presented. A fast electron beam emitting along the target surface due to the confinement of the surface quasistatic electromagnetic fields and dependence of electron emission on target shape has been observed.

Yutong Li; Zhengming Sheng; Zhiyin Wei; Jie Zhang

2007-01-01

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Biosecurity at the National Academies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Academies provide a broad range of material for both the general public and for specialists in the scientific research community. Biosecurity at the National Academies brings together materials dealing with "biosecurity, biodefense, relevant aspects of public health, and broader discussions of the relationship between science and security." The site contains literature and information about ongoing projects and activities within sections that include "What's New," "Biosecurity 101," and "Academies Reports & Activities." First-time visitors might do well to peruse the "Understanding Biosecurity" booklet, a nice primer on the topic. The "What's New" section includes featured reports, projects, and information on upcoming conferences and talks. The "Biosecurity 101" area contains a brief summary about the scholarly and philosophical challenges surrounding this area of concern. Finally, the "Academies Reports & Activities" area includes hundreds of reports contained within five categories, including public health and education.

2012-06-15

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Academy of Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LetâÂÂs face it: economia to those great heroes of the past are nothing new, and some might believe that there are too many out there in the first place. The Academy of Achievement website disproves this idea with its well-thought out tributes to those truly unique individuals who have made substantive contributions in the arts, the sciences, and a number of other areas of human endeavor. As its site notes, it is a âÂÂmuseum of living historyâÂÂ, and a cursory glance over those they have honored would seem to bear witness to this statement. First-time visitors will definitely want to take a look at the âÂÂAchiever GalleryâÂÂ, where they can view profiles and biographies of such personages as Jonas Salk, Rosa Parks, and Willie Mays. The real icing on the cake here is the interview section for each profiled member, as it truly allows for a number of interesting and evocative insights into their motivations and life trajectories. The site is rounded out with a âÂÂFor Teachersâ section, which offers a number of pedagogical tools specifically aimed towards those in the teaching profession.

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One-dimensional electromagnetic relativistic PIC-hydrodynamic hybrid simulation code H-VLPL (hybrid virtual laser plasma lab)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present a new one dimensional full electromagnetic relativistic hybrid plasma model. The full kinetic particle-in cell (PIC) and hydrodynamic model have been combined in the single hybrid plasma code H-VLPL (hybrid virtual laser plasma laboratory). The semi-implicit algorithm allows to simulate plasmas of arbitrary densities via automatic reduction of the highest plasma frequencies down to the

Jalo Liljo; Anupam Karmakar; A. Pukhov; M. Hochbruck

2008-01-01

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American Academy of Ophthalmology: Eyenet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is an international member association of more than 21,000 ophthalmologists, physicians who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care. The AAO Web site provides authoritative information about eye care for the public, and serves the professional needs of the Academy's members. Web content includes links to other eye care sites plus educational articles on Refractive Surgery, Nutrition and the Eye, AIDS, HIV and the Eye, and Computers & Eyestrain.

Ophthalmology., American A.

1997-01-01

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National Academy of Engineering Awards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This news release from the National Academies reports on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) awards, which "recognize three achievements that have altered the course of world history, improved the quality of life for millions, and created educational experiences that have transformed hundreds of engineers into community leaders." Those honored include the designers of a spy satellite, a scientist who invented biosensors, and innovators in engineering and technology education. The site provides short biographical information on each awardee and background on the awards.

2005-11-07

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National Academy of Engineering Awards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This news release from the National Academies reports on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) awards, which "recognize three achievements that have altered the course of world history, improved the quality of life for millions, and created educational experiences that have transformed hundreds of engineers into community leaders." Those honored include the designers of a spy satellite, a scientist who invented biosensors, and innovators in engineering and technology education. The site provides short biographical information on each awardee and background on the awards.

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75 FR 52318 - Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education; Congressional Academies for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education; Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics Education AGENCY: Office...Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education, and 34 CFR...

2010-08-25

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Rocket Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is lab based competition. The students engineer a 2-litter rocket to have the maximum hang time. After the initial launch, the students are given an opportunity to re-engineer to produce a better time. The activity finishes with a lab write-up.

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USMES Design Lab Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Design Lab Manual provides a detailed description of various types of Design Labs used in the USMES program. Chapters cover the USMES Design Lab concept; tone of Design Lab activities; in-class Design Lab; portable Design Lab; the Design Lab room; cost/scrounging; staffing and scheduling a Design Lab; Design Lab training for teachers; Design…

Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.

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1997 NASA Academy in Aeronautics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Academy in Aeronautics at the Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) was a ten-week summer leadership training program conducted for the first time in the summer of 1997. Funding was provided by a contract between DFRC and Purdue University. Mr. Lee Duke of DFRC was the contract monitor, and Professor Dominick Andrisani was the principal investigator. Five student research associates participated in the program. Biographies of the research associates are given in Appendix 1. Dominick Andrisani served as Dean of the NASA Academy in Aeronautics. NASA Academy in Aeronautics is a unique summer institute of higher learning that endeavors to provide insight into all of the elements that make NASA aeronautical research possible. At the same time the Academy assigns the research associate to be mentored by one of NASA!s best researchers so that they can contribute towards an active flight research program. Aeronautical research and development are an investment in the future, and NASA Academy is an investment in aeronautical leaders of the future. The Academy was run by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium at Purdue in strategic partnership with the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Research associates at the Academy were selected with help from the Space Grant Consortium that sponsored the research associate. Research associate stipend and travel to DFRC were paid by the students' Space Grant Consortium. All other student expenses were paid by the Academy. Since the Academy at DFRC had only five students the opportunity for individual growth and attention was unique in the country. About 30% of the working time and most of the social time of the students were be spent as a "group" or "team." This time was devoted to exchange of ideas, on forays into the highest levels of decision making, and in executing aeronautical research. This was done by interviewing leaders throughout the aerospace industry, seminars, working dinners, and informal discussions. The other 70% of the working time was spent working on the technical research project with the engineering mentors. Abstracts of those projects are given in Appendix 4.

Andrisani, Dominick, II

1998-01-01

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New York Academy of Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in 1817, the New York Academy of Sciences works to bring together a broad range of scientists with the hope that they will "advance the understanding of science, technology, and medicine, and to stimulate new ways to think about how their research is applied in society and the world." First-time visitors to the site will want to begin by perusing the "Academy Spotlight" site which offers some brief introductions to some of the Academy's latest research findings, such as those dealing with bio-threats and stem cells. The "Readers & Writers" section offers interviews and discussion with authors who have recently finished books on a variety of scientific topics, including the topics of artificial intelligence and the Big Bang. Also, the Gallery of Art & Science provides some visual insights into the intersection between the worlds of art and science through some creative online exhibits, such as those dealing with plastic surgery and the art of science fiction.

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Computer Lab  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

USGS geologists Peter Triezenberg and William Danforth sit with WHOI/LDEO Computer Technician Tom Bolmer in the Healy computer lab. This was during a scientific expedition to map the Arctic seafloor....

2009-01-28

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National Academy of Engineering: WTOP Radio Series Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Working with WTOP Radio and Federal News Radio, the National Academy of Engineering has created hundreds of radio features that highlight engineering innovations and stories that add technical context to issues in the news. Visitors to the site will note that they can search through the programs by year or theme. The themes here include "Environment", "Sports", and "Chemical Engineering". Some of the more recent programs include features on the future of the invisibility cloak, remote truck inspection, and a "sleep shirt", which could soon be advanced enough to provide data only previously available in a sleep lab. Additionally, visitors can sign up to receive their weekly installments via podcast.

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  

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... Search by Symptoms >> American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Your Trusted Resource Patients and healthcare professionals depend ... by the leading experts in allergy, asthma and immunology. © 2014 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. All ...

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Particle Probe Investigations on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A small Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX) has been constructed at the Coast Guard Academy Plasma Lab (CGAPL) to utilize the reputed high densities at low pressure (.01 T) [1], in high temperature and density diagnostic development for future laboratory investigations. With the initial construction phase complete, HPX has produced its first plasmas. Efforts to develop and enhance the high temperature and density (10^13 cm-3 and higher) helicon plasmas at low pressures (.01 T) reported by Toki, Shinohara, et. al. continue. Currently, particle probes to measure plasmas' temperatures and densities, necessary to discern the plasma mode transitions, are in development. Construction of independent mach and triple probes for single point surface investigations are underway and once installed, they will be followed by a triple probe array to produce a more comprehensive density and surface view. Progress on the construction and findings of these probes on HPX will be reported.

Sherman, Justin; James, R. W.; Lopez, M.; Nolan, S.; Page, E. L.; Schlank, C.; Stutzman, B. S.; Zuniga, J.

2012-10-01

51

Satellite Academies Program: Interim Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Satellite Academies Program (SAP) is considered to have the following central goals: (1) to improve basic academic skills, (2) to provide meaningful work experience, (3) to develop a job-related educational curriculum, (4) to involve the business community in education, (5) to increase student involvement in the educational process, and (6) to…

Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.

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Carnegie Science Academy Web Site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Carnegie Science Academy is a professional society "For Teens...By Teens" at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. The CSA Web Site [ http://csa.clpgh.org ] is designed for teens who have an interest in science and technology. This online or virtual science academy provides resources for teens in high school science classes. The Web site also allows students around the world to participate and communicate with other students, discuss current events in science, share opinions, find answers to questions, or make online friends. Visitors can enjoy the main components of the site or sign up for a free membership which allows access to our chat room for monthly meeting, online newsletter, members forum, and much more. Main components to the site include a spot for cool links and downloads, available for any visitor to download or view. Online exhibits are created by students to examine and publish an area of study and also allow teachers to easily post classroom activities as exhibits by submitting pictures and text. Random Access, the interactive part of the academy, allows users to share ideas and opinions. Planet CSA focuses on current events in science and the academy. In the future the CSA Web site will become a major resource for teens and science teachers providing materials that will allow students to further enhance their interest and experiences in science.

Kotwicki, John; Atzinger, Joe; Turso, Denise

1997-11-01

53

Academy of Achievement - Quincy Jones  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Quincy Jones has been around a long time, but that doesn't stop him from being a top-notch producer. He's received an Emmy Award, seven Oscar nominations, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Read more about his accomplishments here.

Achievement, Academy O.

54

Gifted Academy Serves Dual Purpose  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each summer Middle Tennessee State University captures the enthusiasm of teachers and students in this cost-free academy, which offers quality professional development for teachers and a week of stimulating learning experiences for approximately 200 students in grades K-12. The university provides a meaningful summer experience for both teachers…

McCamish, Josie

2004-01-01

55

Authentic Assessment in the First Steiner Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In August 2008, the then Schools Minister, Andrew Adonis, gave the go-ahead for the privately funded Hereford Waldorf School to reopen as a tax-payer-funded Academy, sponsored by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship of Great Britain. Accordingly, the Steiner Academy Hereford opened in September 2008. In common with the 132 other Academies opened…

Burnett, John

2009-01-01

56

78 FR 33836 - CPSC Safety Academy  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ADDRESSES: The CPSC Safety Academy will be held...Henry M. Jackson Federal Building on September 18, 2013...Standards. The CPSC Safety Academy will be held...Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, North Auditorium...specific session of the CPSC Safety Academy, you...

2013-06-05

57

New Petrochemical Science and Technology Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1969, the first academy opened at Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia. Called the Academy of Applied Electrical Science, the program was set up as an independent not-for-profit corporation with its own board of directors. Over the years, three more career areas--business, health and automotive--opened academies as independent entities. …

Majka, Connie

2005-01-01

58

California Academy of Sciences: Science Now  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ScienceNOW is a regularly updated Web site from the California Academy of Sciences, which features a changing display of Academy research in the natural sciences. Four featured sections -- Headline Science, Academy Research, Where in the World, and Wild Lives -- offer brief overviews of discoveries by Academy scientists and other "headline-making" science news. Each section includes photos and figures, as well as links to related Web sites or news stories. In general, ScienceNOW offers a quick and agreeable way to keep up with Academy projects and news-making natural science research around the world.

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Large scale dynamics of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas: bridging the lab/astro scale gaps and its limitations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Large scale dynamics in a high temperature plasma tend to produce strong, large scale magnetic fields in the laboratory and astrophysical settings. It underlies two types of theory. The first is the conventional magnetic dynamo, which explains how plasma energy can be transformed into large scale magnetic energy. The second is the so-called magnetic self-organization, which explains how magnetic helicity introduced at a small scale source can be self-organized into system-scale magnetic fields. Examples of the first kind include the self-generated magnetic field in an inertially confined (ICF) plasma and the magnetic field in the accretion disk of stellar objects. The second kind includes the dramatic example of the megaparsec-scale radio lobe magnetic fields which are powered by the parsec-scale accretion disk of supermassive black holes, and the laboratory formation of spheromak and reversed field pinch by electrostatic helicity injection. Despite the huge scale separation between laboratory and astrophysical cases, the underlying physics appear to be surprisingly robust. Here I will first describe the theory of magnetic self-organization, and illustrate how a radio lobe can be formed and how it relates to the spheromak experiment. Specifically, the required extremely high efficiency in transferring gravitational infall energy into large scale radio lobe magnetic fields will be understood as the result of a resonant coupling between accretion disk and radio lobe plasmas, similar to a driven oscillator. The second part of the talk concerns a new form of kinetic magnetic dynamo, which is the result of anisotropic transport when hot plasmas meet a colder boundary. I will describe the underlying physical mechanisms and its laboratory and astrophysical implications. Since kinetic transport physics plays a decisive role in determining large scale dynamics, we are confounded with the interesting and difficult question of how to most effectively incorporate such physics in macro-modeling, especially in the case of nearly collisionless astrophysical plasmas. )

Tang, Xianzhu

2010-02-01

60

Virtual Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These virtual labs from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute allow students to experience laboratory procedures as if they were a professional scientist. Students can isolate and analyze bacterial DNA sequences, examine cardiac patients, dissect a leech, or diagnose diseases by detecting the presence of antibodies. These virtual labs include animated steps that must be performed, along with textual instructions and explanations so that students understand not only what they are doing, but also why they are doing it. This is an extensive Web site that offers a lot to learn, and a chance to have fun in the process.

1969-12-31

61

A High School Research-Oriented Academy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the past several years Deer Valley High School (Antioch, CA) has hosted a science research academy (DVSRA). This academy has promoted original student primary research in engineering, behavior science, astronomy and physics topics and initiated the school's first entries into science fair and directed a number of students into science careers. During the previous school year the Antioch Unified School District has supported the expansion of the academy into a general research academy encompassing all areas of science and humanities, a move into a new building, purchase of a new planetarium and the development of a collegiate academy model making it easier to integrate the academy into the larger school's academic program. The presentation will discuss the design of the academy and the involvement of students in projects connected to the Teachers in Space Suborbital Flight Opportunity program, NASA's WISE, Mars Global Surveyor, Spitzer, and other missions.

Adkins, J.

2011-12-01

62

Echolocation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lab students experience how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects with out using their sense of sight. A blindfold removes students sight and a stream of water replaces the sound waves. Students observe the effect of changing distance on echolocation.

BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:2.1 FN:Donald Mills N:Mills;Donald ORG:Cumberland Regional High School REV:2005-04-09 END:VCARD

1995-06-30

63

Labs: 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a variety of topics discussed in this column and at a biology teachers' workshop concerning the quality and value of lab techniques used for teaching high school biology. Topics included are Drosophila salivary glands, sea urchins, innovations, dyes and networking. (CW)

Igelsrud, Don, Ed.

1988-01-01

64

Biodiesel Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this biodiesel production lab overview. The materials include a general introduction to biodiesel fuels, as well as explanations of free fatty acid & acid value titration, "homebrew" oil titration and residual catalyst & soap titration.Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

Mcmahan, Andrew

2011-05-10

65

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine  

MedlinePLUS

The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine serves to advance the understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries. We believe that providing such knowledge ...

66

Academy for Educational Development (AED)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Academy for Educational Development (AED) -- an independent, nonprofit service organization with headquarters in Washington, DC, has established a gopher and Web site to disseminate information about AED's 34 years of experience implementing social and human development projects with institutional clients and partners in the U.S. and around the world, developing sustainable solutions to the problems stemming from illiteracy, overpopulation, malnutrition, poverty, and disease. The gopher contains current project information, technical reports, and newsletters about a wide range of education, training, and other social development initiatives. Experiential and research information on educational, social, and human development for practitioners, planners, and policy maker gopher to:

1997-01-01

67

Bead injection extraction chromatography using high-capacity lab-on-valve as a front end to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for urine radiobioassay.  

PubMed

A novel bead injection (BI) extraction chromatographic microflow system exploiting a high-capacity lab-on-valve (LOV) platform coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric detection is developed for rapid and automated determination of plutonium in human urine. A column attached to the LOV processing unit is loaded online with a metered amount of disposable extraction chromatographic resin (up to 330 mg of TEVA (abbreviation for tetravalent actinides)) through programmable beads transport. Selective capture and purification of plutonium onto the resin beads is then performed by pressure driven flow after preliminary sample pretreatment. The analytical results demonstrate the large capacity of bead surfaces for uptake of Pu within the tailor-made LOV platform that fosters processing of large-sized biological samples, e.g., 1 L of human urine, along with good reproducibility for automatic column renewal (0.319 ± 0.004 g, n = 5). The chemical yields of plutonium were averagely better than 90% under the optimal experimental conditions, and the entire analytical procedure could be accomplished within a short time frame (<3 h) as compared to manual counterparts (1-2 days). Therefore, the developed system is well suited for expedient analysis of low-level plutonium in urine of exposed individuals as required in emergency situations. PMID:23339705

Qiao, Jixin; Hou, Xiaolin; Roos, Per; Miró, Manuel

2013-03-01

68

The Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Lab is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's online gateway to science information. Visitors will find a daily science news service (with articles from Australia and around the world), special learning features such as the interesting exploring dinosaurs and fossils link, Karl's great moments in science section, various science games for kids of all ages, and more. As a layperson-friendly informational resource on science, this site is a great place to visit time to time to get up to date science news and information presented in a fun and non-technical format.

2003-01-01

69

Hands-On Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter includes eight labs using the Silicon Labs Microcontroller Development Kit (C8051F005): Lab 1: Getting Started\\u000a with the 8051 (reading and writing ports). Lab 2: Intro to the 7-segment LED (direct driven and decoded). Lab 3: Intro to\\u000a A\\/D conversion using a light sensor (start using ISRs). Lab 4: Intro to the keypad. Lab 5: Intro to D\\/A conversion

Kai Qian; David Haring; Li Cao

70

Activities of the Kazakh SSR Academy of Sciences.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Session of the General Assembly of the Academy of Sciences Kazakh SSR; Report by President of the Academy of Sciences Kazakh SSR; Resolution of the General Assembly of the Kazakh Academy of Sciences.

1968-01-01

71

The Academy for Positive Peer Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Positive Peer Culture [PPC] creates a pro-social climate in schools and youth programs by enlisting youth in helping their peers. Research and training in PPC is coordinated by the Academy for Positive Peer Culture. Established in 2006, the Academy provides networking and is a clearinghouse for resources, training, and consultation for PPC. It…

Laursen, Erik K.

2010-01-01

72

Naval Academy Continues Its Diversity Trend  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixty years after graduating its first Black midshipman, Wesley Brown, the U.S. Naval Academy has admitted its most diverse class, which boasts the largest numbers and percentages of African-Americans and Hispanics ever to enter Annapolis. The academy has touted the racial and ethnic composition of the class of 2013 as the result of aggressive…

Cooper, Kenneth J.

2009-01-01

73

32 CFR 575.1 - Military Academy.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...command of the Academy and the military post at West Point...mission of the United States Military Academy is to educate, train...shall have the character, leadership, and other attributes essential...include academic education and military training. In...

2010-07-01

74

Academies: A Breakthrough or Yet More Spin?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article the General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers outlines the reasons why the Union opposes Academies, and gives an overview of the changes in the relationship between local authorities and Academies. The NUT recognises that the change of government presents an opportunity for a change of direction and welcomes reports that…

Sinnott, Steve

2008-01-01

75

Student Standards for the Junior Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook describes the curriculum and academic standards of the Edison Project's Junior Academy for students aged 11-14. The academy features a student-centered environment, daily meetings in advisory groups, family involvement, exposure to the "Greats"--world-changing ideas, outstanding works of art from different cultures, and key…

Edison Project, New York, NY.

76

Decisions Shape a Lab (Lab Notes).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers questions to guide both initial and ongoing development of a computer writing lab. Discusses ways mobile workstations (consisting of a computer, printer, overhead, and a LCD projection unit) will extend the writing lab. (SR)

Porter, Bernajean

1992-01-01

77

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)  

MedlinePLUS

... 2011 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) During the past several years, much has been written about a preparation called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and its potential effectiveness in the treatment ...

78

Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology  

MedlinePLUS

... established the Michael R. Redmond, MD Professionalism and Ethics Education Center. The Redmond Center will build on the Academy's existing Ethics Program, creating a more relevant and global resource ...

79

America's Energy Future from the National Academies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video from the U.S. National Academies summarizes the energy challenges the United States faces, the technological challenges, and the need for behavior and policy changes required to meet the challenge.

Sciences, National A.

80

California Academy of Sciences: Discover Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The California Academy of Sciences has an ambitious outreach program designed to provide information on its work to those interested in the sciences. This site contains three sections with videos, podcasts, interviews, and blog posts about the Academy's various projects. The sections include Science Heroes and Science Today, and the organization of the site makes it a snap to browse around. In the Science Today area, visitors can look over daily top stories and weekly video features such as Virus Mutations, Shrinking Sheep, and Facial Expressions. Moving on, the Science Heroes area features animal caregivers, scientists, and suppliers who work for the Academy. Visitors shouldn't miss the profiles of Brian Fisher ("The Ant Guy") and John E. McCosker ("Shark Charmer"). Finally, the site is rounded out by the Academy Blogs, which include pieces on spotted owls and California habitats.

2012-05-25

81

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Transition from Learned Society to Totalitarian Academy (1944 1949)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The process of transforming the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts, founded in 1869 as a Bulgarian Learned Society, into a national research center began in 1940 and was significantly accelerated in 1944, immediately after the coup d''état of September 9, 1944, called during the last 50 years a ''socialist revolution''. Strong pressure was exerted on the Bulgarian ''bourgeois intelligentsia'' by the new Fatherland Front ruling circles controlled by the communists. Closing down of the old and appointing a new ''progressive'' Academy was also discussed. The urgent actions of the Executive Council of the Academy prevented these plans. A number of progressive-minded scholars and artists were elected to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts in January 1945 and July 1946, and a plan for reorganizing the Academy was approved in November 1945. This opening stage of self-restructuring of the Academy was crossed out by the Law of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences of 1947. By this law the Academy was transformed into a governmental organization, but some academic autonomy and respect for the academic traditions were preserved. Only two and a half years later, however, when the Bulgarian Communist Party had an absolute majority in the Parliament and the ''open building of socialism in the People''s Republic of Bulgaria'' had been already announced, a new, completely totalitarian, Law on the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences was passed.

Vavrek, Alexander

82

Forensic Science Methods Called Into Question by National Academies Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Study Calls for Oversight of Forensics in Crime Labs http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/us/19forensics.htmlCall For Forensics Overhaul Linked to 'CSI' Effecthttp://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100831831Forensics under the microscopehttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/chi-forensics-specialpackage,0,4244313.specialStrengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forwardhttp://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12589#tocForensic Magazinehttp://www.forensicmag.com/DNA Forensics [Flash Player, pdf]http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/forensics.shtmlU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory [pdf, Flash Player]http://www.lab.fws.gov/The average person watching any number of procedural crime television shows might be forgiven if he or she believed that every piece of carpet fiber or DNA can lead to a "case closed" finale. In real life, forensic science isn't nearly as infallible as it appears on television, and that is something that has troubled many at the National Academy of Sciences. In a report released this Wednesday, the National Academy of Sciences research team found that in 2005 there was a backlog of 359,000 requests for forensic analysis and that 80 percent of all crime laboratories are understaffed. The report went on to call into question the scientific merit of practically every commonly used forensic method of analysis, including the analysis of ballistics, arson, hair, and fingerprints. The team of scholars who wrote the report also recommended that the United States should standardize forensic tests and assume responsibility for the certification of forensic experts. These findings have garnered attention from the general public, the law enforcement community, and elected officials such as Senator Patrick Leahy (D) of Vermont. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Leahy commented, "I am troubled by the report's general finding that far too many forensic disciplines lack the standards necessary to ensure their scientific reliability in court."The first link will take users to a New York Times article from this Wednesday, which talks a bit about this recent report. The second link leads to an audio piece from National Public Radio about the report and how it might transform forensic science. Moving on, the third link leads to a very fine set of investigative articles on forensic science from the Chicago Tribune. The fourth link will whisk users away to the full-text of the Academies' recent report on the state of forensic science. The fifth link leads to the homepage of Forensic Science magazine. Here, visitors can learn more about the field and read articles from current and past editions of the publication. The sixth link leads to a set of resources on DNA forensic analysis offered by the Human Genome Project. Finally, the last link leads to the homepage of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory, which is "the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife."

Grinnell, Max

2009-02-20

83

Using Field Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Written by Mary Savina of Carleton College Students love field labs! They enjoy being outside and they appreciate the fact that geoscience field labs are unusually tactile and bring them into contact with real, ...

Savina, Mary

84

Nanotechnology Research Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site has a list of links to various nano research labs. The first section of links includes academic, government and corporate labs, which do research but do not make their facilities available to outside researchers. The second set of links includes labs that accept outside researchers, such as the National Institute of Standards.

2013-07-12

85

Developing a Project-Based Secondary School Science Academy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the past several years Deer Valley High School (Antioch, CA) has hosted a space academy known as the ESPACE academy (for Earth, Space Astronomy Center for Education). This academy has promoted original student primary research on astronomy and physics topics and initiated the school’s first entries into science fair and directed a number of students into science careers. During the next school year the Antioch Unified School District is supporting the expansion of the academy into a general science academy encompassing all areas of science, a move into a new building, and the development of a science academy model making it easier to integrate the academy into the larger school’s academic program. The presentation will discuss the design of the new academy and the involvement of students in projects connected to NASA’s WISE, Spitzer, and other missions.

Adkins, J.

2009-12-01

86

Supporting Lab Report Writing in an Introductory Materials Engineering Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will describe the development and implementation of a web-based support site for helping students write and reflect on lab reports in an undergraduate Materials Science lab. This project, part of a larger NSF project to support undergraduate lab report writing, details the specific challenges of implementing lab report writing support materials for engineering labs. The lab report writing

Eric N. Wiebe; Thomas M. Hare; Michael Carter; Yusef Fahmy; Roger Russell; Miriam Ferzli

2001-01-01

87

Corporate Discourse and the Academy: A Polemic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Critical analysis of vocabulary, imagery, and rhetoric in business texts shows that higher education is adopting a free-market discourse depicting the academy in terms of a knowledge industry or revenue generator in which intellectual resources are "leveraged" and knowledge is a "commodity." This discourse is characterized as management centered,…

Webster, Gary

2003-01-01

88

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Institute of Astronomy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IABG, BAS) is located in Sofia. Its activities include fundamental research in astronomy and astrophysics and teaching. The Institute was established in 1995 as a successor of the Section of Astronomy (SA) and National Astronomical Observatory `Rozhen' (NAO). Professor Nikola Bonev was the founder (in 1958) and the first director of...

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

89

Analysing Religion and Education in Christian Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper asserts that the religious assumptions of Christian academies need to be fully examined in relation to any analysis of their cultural practices, impact or policy implications. It proposes that Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, cultural capital and symbolic power can be broadened out from their traditional use in accounting for social…

Green, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

90

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine was founded in the fall of 1970. Its founding was in response to the growing awareness among podiatrists in the United States that something had to be done concerning the care and treatment of foot problem...

J. I. Seder

1975-01-01

91

2011 Service Academy Gender Relations Focus Groups.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The '2011 Service Academy Gender Relations Focus Group' ('2011 SAGR') study is a focus group assessment conducted per U.S. Code 10 as amended by Section 532 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. '2011 SAGR' is part of...

L. M. Rock P. J. Cook R. N. Lipari

2011-01-01

92

2010 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides the results for the 2010 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey that the Defense Manpower Defense Center conducted in response to U.S. Code 10, as amended by Section 532 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fisca...

P. J. Cook R. N. Lipari

2010-01-01

93

Action Learning Drives the Emerald Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This account examines the action learning process adopted by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., embedded in the organization through the in-company Emerald Academy. In case study format, the paper emphasizes that in order to align learning with organizational objectives joined up thinking and practice is needed beyond the learning and development…

Nalborczyk, Sarah; Sandelands, Luke

2012-01-01

94

Broad Academy's Growing Reach Draws Scrutiny  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Billionaire businessman Eli Broad, one of the country's most active philanthropists, founded the "Broad Superintendents Academy" in 2002 with an extraordinarily optimistic goal: Find leaders from both inside and outside education, train them, and have them occupying the superintendencies in a third of the 75 largest school districts--all in just…

Samuels, Christina A.

2011-01-01

95

Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on data gathered from British Council seminars in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dubai on "Absent Talent: Women in Research and Academic Leadership" (2012-2013), this paper discusses academic women's experiences and explanations for women's under-representation as knowledge leaders and producers in the global academy.…

Morley, Louise

2014-01-01

96

Capital Wisdom: Papers from the Principals Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1991 National Catholic Principals Academy, 30 elementary school principals came together to sharpen their skills, to be exposed to new trends and ideas, and to be empowered as Catholic education administrators. This handbook is the result of sharing ideas and is a compilation of tried and true processes, "how to" advice, and practical…

Walsh, Anne, Ed.; Feistritzer, Patricia, Ed.

97

The Air Force Academy Airmanship Program, Colorado.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The action provides facilities at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado so that the T-41 (light reciprocating type, single-engine aircraft) trainers used for Cadet pilot indoctrination can be relocated from Peterson Field in Colorado Springs to ...

1972-01-01

98

Extreme School Makeover: Career Academy Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author, a health and physical education teacher at the Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, describes the process of a school "makeover." Having been informed by the school principal that the plan was to develop a career academy and have it in place for the next school year, the author was assigned a new title:…

Thurman, Susan

2007-01-01

99

Jupiter Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development and workings of the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy that focuses on enabling both teachers and students to participate in real-life learning experiences. Discusses qualifications for admittance, curriculum, location, ongoing projects, students, academics, preparation for life, problem solving, and…

Huttemeyer, Bob

1996-01-01

100

How Academies Threaten the Comprehensive Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) was used over a three-year period to investigate the curriculum of state schools and academies. The resulting data has shown that spectacular apparent school improvement, in terms of five or more A*-C GCSE /GNVQ passes has been largely brought about by the substitution of mainstream curriculum subjects by much…

Titcombe, Roger

2008-01-01

101

Successful Transitions: The Sheyenne Ninth Grade Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we share outcomes from the implementation of a ninth-grade academy in a large, comprehensive, Northern Plains, United States, school district. The article discusses the effectiveness of this reform in terms of the academic and social preparedness for students during the ninth-grade year and transition to high school. Findings…

Hall, Brenda S.; Holland, Carol E. Buchholz; Karsh, Lisa; Wang, Ting

2011-01-01

102

Newman's Challenge to the Contemporary Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Newman challenges the contemporary academy by raising afresh the question of what constitutes intellectual excellence. J. M. Roberts' diagnosis of the postliberal world leads to the conclusion that the very idea of intellectual excellence is being held hostage by materialism and moral disintegration. In the midst of the pluralism that this disintegration generates, the voice of libertarianism seeks to dominate

Stephen M. Fields

2003-01-01

103

2008 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides results of the 2008 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey (SAGR 2008) conducted by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). This survey is the fourth of a series of surveys mandated by U.S. Code 10, as amended by Section 532 of the ...

P. J. Cook R. N. Lipari

2008-01-01

104

A School That Really Works: Urban Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Urban Academy, a New York City school within a school, houses 100 largely minority students, most of whom have had trouble with school authorities. A thought-provoking environment, flexible scheduling, and enhanced student support are attributes that have made this school a success. (SLD)

Raywid, Mary Anne

1994-01-01

105

Bringing part of the lab to the field: On-site chromium speciation in seawater by electrodeposition of Cr(III)/Cr(VI) on portable coiled-filament assemblies and measurement in the lab by electrothermal, near-torch vaporization sample introduction and inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A field-deployable electrochemical approach to preconcentration, matrix clean up and selective electrodeposition of Cr(III) and Cr(III) + Cr(VI) in seawater is described. Using portable, battery-operated electrochemical instrumentation, Cr species in seawater were electrodeposited in the field on portable coiled-filament assemblies made from Re. Assemblies with dried residues of Cr(III) or Cr(III) + Cr(VI) on them were transported to the lab for concentration determination by electrothermal, near-torch vaporization (NTV) sample introduction and inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). Electrodeposition offers selective species deposition, preconcentration and matrix clean up from seawater samples. For selective deposition, free Cr(VI) was electrodeposited at - 0.3 V and Cr(III) + Cr(VI) at - 1.6 V (both vs Ag/AgCl). Interestingly, at 0 V (vs Ag/AgCl) and in the absence of an electrodeposition potential only Cr(VI) was spontaneously and selectively adsorbed on the coil and reasons for this are given. Due to preconcentration afforded by electrodeposition, the detection limits obtained after a 60 s electrodeposition at the voltages stated above using buffered (pH = 4.7) artificial seawater spiked with either Cr(III) or Cr(VI) were 20 pg/mL for Cr(III) and 10 pg/mL for Cr(VI). For comparison, the detection limit for Cr obtained by pipetting directly on the coil 5 ?L of diluted standard solution was 500 pg/mL, thus it was concluded that electrodeposition offered 40 to 60 fold improvements. Matrix clean up is required due to the high salt content of seawater and this was addressed by simply rinsing the coil with 18.2 M? water without any loss of Cr species. Reasons for this are provided. The method was validated in the lab using buffered artificial seawater and it was used in the field for the first time by sampling seawater, buffering it and immediately electrodepositing Cr species on portable assemblies on-site. Electrodeposition in the field addressed species transformation during sample pre-treatment. Such transformations occur due to sample acidification and may take place during transport and possibly storage prior to analysis. Thus, electrodeposition in the field is more reflective of Cr species concentration at the environmental conditions (e.g., temperature) at the time of sampling. It also opens up the possibility for shipping to the lab portable assemblies with Cr species on them rather than shipping large volumes of sample to the lab, thus also reducing shipping, handling and storage costs.

Badiei, Hamid R.; McEnaney, Jennifer; Karanassios, Vassili

2012-12-01

106

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Transition from Learned Society To Totalitarian Academy (1944-1949).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the process of transforming the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts into a national research center. Discusses the political and legal aspects of its transformation. Contains 17 references. (DDR)

Vavrek, Alexander

1998-01-01

107

Day of Dialogue: Research Priorities from the Researching Academies Conference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Researching Academies (RA) Conference, hosted by the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham on 12 November 2008 and organised by the authors, was a unique one-day event, funded as part of a research project (a case study of an Academy) supported by a British Academy (BA) grant, with additional support and funding from BELMAS. The RA…

Woods, Glenys J.; Woods, Philip A.

2009-01-01

108

75 FR 39561 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Federal...SUMMARY: The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet by...documents or comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to...

2010-07-09

109

75 FR 2153 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Federal...SUMMARY: The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet by...documents or comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to...

2010-01-14

110

76 FR 20696 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Federal...Register at 76 FR 17425 that the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors would meet on...original meeting notice. DATES: The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors meeting was...

2011-04-13

111

76 FR 17425 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Federal...SUMMARY: The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet on...documents or comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to...

2011-03-29

112

75 FR 18524 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEMA-2008-0010] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet on April 28-29, 2010. DATES...by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to...

2010-04-12

113

Haberdashers' Aske's: The Campaign against Academies in Lewisham  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Union of Teachers' 2007 pamphlet "Academies--Looking Beyond the Spin: why the NUT calls for a different approach" lists six reasons why the NUT opposes Academies, schools run by private sponsors using public money. In this article, the Secretary of the Lewisham NUT presents evidence to show how the Academies operated by the…

Powell-Davies, Martin

2008-01-01

114

The Soviet Academy of Sciences and Technological Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the impact of the Soviet Academy of Sciences on the development of technology in the Soviet Union, finding that the future of Soviet technology depends significantly on the Academy and that severe problems stemming from its nature and its relationship with Soviet industry encumber the Academy's ability to serve Soviet…

Kassel, Simon; Campbell, Cathleen

115

The Academy of Science of Bologna and the Kidney  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Academy of Science of Bologna, founded in 1711, played an important role in the development of medicine. Receiving the heritage of Malpighi’s and Morgagni’s researches, the academy encouraged nephrological studies, which produced articles published in its journal, the Commentarii. Since the Commentarii were widely distributed all over Europe, the nephrological research practiced in Bologna reached all the main academies

V. Bonomini; C. Campieri; M. Zuccoli

1999-01-01

116

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

Welcome to the cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab) portal. caNanoLab is a data sharing portal designed to facilitate information sharing in the biomedical nanotechnology research community to expedite and validate the use of nanotechnology in biomedicine. caNanoLab provides support for the annotation of nanomaterials with characterizations resulting from physico-chemical and in vitro assays and the sharing of these characterizations and associated nanotechnology protocols in a secure fashion.

117

Stanford Humanities Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in 2000, the Stanford Humanities Lab (SHL) discovers "fascinating futures to be explored in ignoring and crossing disciplinary borders." The Lab engages in a number of research projects that are collaborative, co-creative, and team-based. These projects have resulted in new media projects, interactive archives, predictive models of social changes, and exhibitions. Users can browse the lab's groups and their work on this site.

118

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Exhibitions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts contains an art school as well as a museum. Its "museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training." The "Exhibitions" link of their website allows visitors to view some of the works online that are in the current exhibits. The exhibit "Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits" has a wonderful "Image Gallery" of a dozen paintings. Visitors shouldn't miss the eerie ones by James Sherman Brantley and Walter Tandy Murch. The Tom LaDuke exhibit has just one image online, but it is fascinating and looks as if it's a painting behind frosted glass. The "Upcoming Exhibit", entitled "Anatomy/Academy" has six images online that emphasize the body.

119

Papers from National Academy of Sciences Colloquia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At this site, viewers will find listings and full text (.pdf format) of scientific papers presented at 1996, 1997 and 1998 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) colloquia. Topics of colloquia reflect cutting-edge science, are very diverse, and range from 'Computational Biomolecular Science,' 'Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change,' and 'Genetics and the Origin of Species,' to 'The Age of the Universe, Dark Matter, and Structure Formation,' among others.

1999-01-01

120

The symbiotic academy: on specialisation and interdisciplinarity.  

PubMed

The authors historicise, contextualise and debate the values and problems of both disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity. Their aim is not to posit one as superior to the other nor to suggest that the two are mutually exclusive. Instead, they seek to break down the oppositional dichotomy in which the concepts are often placed, and, further to propose a 'symbiotic academy' in which the two can exist to their mutual benefit. PMID:23469710

Walklate, Jenny; Richards, Adair

2012-01-01

121

The Nanotech Academy Activity A: Welcome  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization at Pennsylvania State University, this document is provided as part of "The Nanotech Academy," a series of activities created for a nanotechnology camp for high school students. This exercise is intended as an icebreaker, and will help students become acquainted with one another and the staff members. This resource, along with other materials from the NACK center, requires a simple, fast, free log-in to access their quality materials.

2011-07-25

122

Computer Lab Configuration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the layout and elements of an effective school computer lab. Includes configuration, storage spaces, cabling and electrical requirements, lighting, furniture, and computer hardware and peripherals. (PKP)

Wodarz, Nan

2003-01-01

123

Reifenberger Nanophysics Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Reifenberger Nanophysics Lab "uses innovative experimental techniques to examine the physical properties of objects in the nanoscale size range." This website describes the problems the lab is currently investigating including molecular conduction, environmental noise characterization, and new techniques using scanning probe microscopes (SPMs). Users can view an assorted collection of scanning probe images and schematic diagrams of the lab's equipment. Students and researchers can find a video discussing the research applications, lists of the lab's publications since 1992, and numerous links to online journals.

124

Adolescent musculoskeletal injuries in a football academy.  

PubMed

Interest in football continues to increase, with ever younger age groups participating at a competitive level. Football academies have sprung up under the umbrella of professional clubs in an attempt to nurture and develop such talent in a safe manner. However, increased participation predisposes the immature skeleton to injury. Over a five-year period we have prospectively collected data concerning all injuries presenting to the medical team at Newcastle United football academy. We identified 685 injuries in our cohort of 210 players with a mean age of 13.5 years (9 to 18). The majority of injuries (542;79%) were to the lower limb. A total of 20 surgical procedures were performed. Contact injuries accounted for 31% (210) of all injuries and non-contact for 69% (475). The peaks of injury occurred in early September and March. The 15- and 16-year-old age group appeared most at risk, independent of hours of participation. Strategies to minimise injury may be applicable in both the academy setting and the wider general community. PMID:17259407

Deehan, D J; Bell, K; McCaskie, A W

2007-01-01

125

STEM Summer Academy on the Navajo Reservation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The US Rosetta Project is the NASA contribution to the International Rosetta Mission, an ESA cornerstone mission to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. While the project's outreach efforts span multi-media, and a variety of age and ethnic groups, a special emphasis has been made to find a way to provide meaningful outreach to the reservation communities. Because language preservation is an issue of urgent concern to the reservation communities, and because Rosetta, uniquely among NASA missions, has been named after the notion that keys to missing understanding of elements of the ancient past were found in the language on the original Rosetta stone, the US Rosetta Project has embarked upon outreach with a focus on STEM vocabulary in ancient US languages of the Navajo, Hopi, Ojibwe, and other tribal communities as the project expands. NASA image and science are used and described in the native language, alongside lay English and scientific English curriculum elements. Additionally, science (geology/chemistry/botany/physics) elements drawn from the reservation environment, including geomorphology, geochemistry, soil physics, are included and discussed in the native language as much as possible — with their analogs in other planetary environments (such as Mars). In this paper we will report on the most recent Summer Science Academy [2012], a four week summer course for middle school children, created in collaboration with teachers and administrators in the Chinle Unified School District. The concept of the Academy was initiated in 2011, and the first Academy was conducted shortly thereafter, in June 2011 with 14 children, 3 instructors, and a NASA teacher workshop. The community requested three topics: geology, astronomy, and botany. The 2012 Academy built on the curriculum already developed with more robust field trips, addressed to specific science topics, additional quantitative measurements and activities, with more written material for the cultural components from Navajo contributors. In 2012, the Academy was conducted with 45 children and 4 instructors. Following up on lessons learned in previous reports, it is clear that community involvement and buy-in is critical to the success of the program. This means that the US Rosetta Project modified its goals and curriculum to accommodate the teaching desires of teachers in the district, and the capabilities of the medicine men that agreed to participate. The use of NASA material and imagery can be shown to have a positive impact on the accessibility of the overall STEM material. Metrics used in the program will be discussed. Future work to extract STEM language elements to enhance the program will include organized Elder's Round Tables for discussion, and recording, of language with first speakers. Work on this project was supported by NASA at California Institute of Technology/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Alexander, C. J.

2012-12-01

126

A Museum Learning Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Learning Lab: The Cell" exhibit was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum and the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS). Specially designed for middle and high school students, the Learning Lab provides museum visitors of all ages with fascinating insights into how our living cells work. The…

Vandiver, Kathleen M.; Bijur, Jon Markowitz; Epstein, Ari W.; Rosenthal, Beryl; Stidsen, Don

2008-01-01

127

Metamorphic Rocks Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students each obtain 2 rock samples from a collection of 20 for the lab. Students complete a data form for observations concerning metamorphic features. Each student identifies the 2 samples and describes the metamorphic parent rock. When everyone in the lab has finished, the group matches all the non-metamorphic samples to the metamorphic samples in a large rock cycle puzzle.

Hadley, Ann C.

128

Physics Labs with Flavor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes my attempts to look deeper into the so-called "shoot for your grade" labs, started in the '90s, when I began applying my teaching experience in Russia to introductory physics labs at the College of Charleston and other higher education institutions in South Carolina. The term "shoot for your grade" became popular among…

Agrest, Mikhail M.

2009-01-01

129

Lab Report Blues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For middle school students, writing a formal lab report can be challenging. For middle level teachers, reading students lab reports can be overwhelming. After grading report after report with incomplete procedures, incorrect graphs, and missing conclusions, the author's frustration level was at an all-time high. Ready to try anything, he thought,…

Diaz, Andrew

2004-01-01

130

Reforming Cookbook Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Deconstructing cookbook labs to require the students to be more thoughtful could break down perceived teacher barriers to inquiry learning. Simple steps that remove or disrupt the direct transfer of step-by-step procedures in cookbook labs make students think more critically about their process. Through trials in the author's middle school…

Peters, Erin

2005-01-01

131

Preferences at the Service Academies. Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Preferences in Admissions to the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used statistical analysis to determine the extent to which racial, ethnic, and gender preferences are affect admissions policies of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (New York) and the U.S. Naval academy at Annapolis (Maryland). The study used data for all applicants for the fall 1995 freshman class that included racial or ethnic…

Lerner, Robert; Nagai, Althea K.

132

Physicians in the First Academy of Iran (1935-1953)  

PubMed Central

Over seven decades ago, as the result of endeavors of a group of leading literary and scientific figures the Farhangestan-e-Awwal (First Academy of Iran) was established in May 1935 and its activity continued until 1953. Presented here is a brief historical account of the establishment of the First Academy of Iran as well as a look at the biographical sketches of physicians at the academy.

Azizi, Mohammad Hossein

2012-01-01

133

Strengthening Environmental Engineering Education in Afghanistan through Cooperating Military Academies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many developing countries suffer from substandard employment of environmental engineering and science principles, which leads to poor management of natural and cultural resources, increased public health concerns, and limitations on economic investment and growth. Thus, prior to the implementation of well-intentioned programs designed to promote development, methods for sustaining basic needs, which are the focus of most environmental engineering disciplines, must be designed into the social fabric of the developing culture. Education is a promising method for fostering this development across cultures. Recently, the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) partnered with the US Military Academy (USMA) to implement a Civil Engineering Program at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA), Kabul, Afghanistan. This work will outline the process followed during course development, deployment, and implementation, paying particular attention to challenges and benefits at each stage in the process. This cooperation may serve as a model for future implementation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs in developing countries. Consistent with US Civil Engineering programs, the NMAA Civil Engineering program introduces students to a broad range of introductory-level civil engineering subjects--environmental, hydraulic, geotechnical, structural, construction, and transportation engineering. Basic environmental engineering and science principles are addressed through the implementation of an introductory environmental engineering course. Course development followed a three-stage process: (1) course development by US faculty at their home institution, (2) imbedding of US Faculty at the NMAA, and (3) implementation of the course within the NMAA Civil Engineering curriculum using adjunct Afghan faculty hired from Kabul University. An existing environmental engineering course taught at USAFA was used as a model for course development. Although this existing course provided the necessary framework for the Afghan course, there were a number of challenges with tailoring the course material to the education level, experience, and needs of the Afghan students and faculty. These challenges were overcome, in part, during the imbedding process of US instructors within the NMAA faculty. On-site transfer of course material and knowledge proved a necessary step in the implementation of the course. The imbedding process enabled US instructors to discuss the course with current NMAA faculty and identify an implementation path that met the needs of the program while appreciating the uniqueness of the Afghan experience. Implementation of the course is on-going with reach-back capability for Afghan faculty to continue the mentoring relationship with their US colleagues. Challenges that arise during course implementation (e.g., wet lab deployments, field trip relevance) will be overcome and used as learning tools for future course offerings. Ultimately, this course will provide future leaders of Afghanistan with the educational tools to make informed environmental management decisions and will serve as a model for similar courses implemented throughout Afghanistan.

Christ, J. A.; Mahbob, M.; Seely, G. E.; Ressler, S. J.

2007-12-01

134

[The National Academy of Medicine of Mexico (1836-1912)].  

PubMed

The article presents a summary of the development of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico since its beginnings in 1836, when the first Academy was created, until 1912 when the organization became an official institution and an advisory authority for the Federal Government. The different stages that the Academy has gone through show the dynamism of the corporation and the activity and energy of its members. As a whole, they advanced medicine in the country at the same time as the Academy fought for the recognition, consolidation, and support of its research. PMID:24108345

Rodríguez Pérez, Martha Eugenia

2013-01-01

135

American Academy of Religion Syllabi Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Academy of Religion (AAR) Syllabi Project, an initiative of the AAR's Committee on Teaching and Learning, compiles syllabi and other pedagogical resources for the academic study of religion. Currently, over 60 resources are listed in the searchable subject index. This ongoing project updates its compilation of resources often and provides a What's New? section as well as a newsletter for professionals who wish to keep abreast of additions. Also available at the site are annotated links to other syllabi compilations and teaching resources on the Web.

136

SenseLab  

PubMed Central

This article presents the latest developments in neuroscience information dissemination through the SenseLab suite of databases: NeuronDB, CellPropDB, ORDB, OdorDB, OdorMapDB, ModelDB and BrainPharm. These databases include information related to: (i) neuronal membrane properties and neuronal models, and (ii) genetics, genomics, proteomics and imaging studies of the olfactory system. We describe here: the new features for each database, the evolution of SenseLab’s unifying database architecture and instances of SenseLab database interoperation with other neuroscience online resources.

Crasto, Chiquito J.; Marenco, Luis N.; Liu, Nian; Morse, Thomas M.; Cheung, Kei-Hoi; Lai, Peter C.; Bahl, Gautam; Masiar, Peter; Lam, Hugo Y.K.; Lim, Ernest; Chen, Huajin; Nadkarni, Prakash; Migliore, Michele; Miller, Perry L.; Shepherd, Gordon M.

2009-01-01

137

Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour  

ScienceCinema

Take a virtual tour of the campus of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. You can see inside our two accelerators, three experimental areas, accelerator component fabrication and testing areas, high-performance computing areas and laser labs.

None

2014-05-22

138

Sand Analysis Lab Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An inclass introductory level activity for science and nonscience majors that explores the properties of sand in order to identify depositional environments. Sand Analysis Lab (Microsoft Word 71kB May18 12)

Weiss, Tarin

139

TOPS Amylase Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this advanced high school lab, students gain a greater understanding of the activity of enzymes, which are of fundamental importance to many of the chemical reactions that take place in living organisms.

Chris L. Craney (Occidental College;)

2010-06-18

140

TOPS Fish Protein Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab helps high school students compare the proteins in various fish products using SDS-PAGE (sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis), a versatile technique widely used to separate proteins solely by their size.

Chris L.Craney (Program Director) Occidental College faculty and high school teachers in the TOPS program (Occidental College;)

2010-06-18

141

NI LabVIEW  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment used to develop measurement, test, and control systems using graphical icons and wires. The program is used for a wide range of applications in industry and the laboratory.

2003-10-10

142

The Mixtures Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The representation illustrates the separation of mixtures using physical properties. The interactive simulation allows "lab attendants" to separate mixtures using virtual tools. Separation mechanisms are chosen based upon substances' physical properties, and findings are recorded in a chart.

143

LABS Foundational Technology  

SciTech Connect

They are the inventors of our generation dedicated to exceptional science, advancing the technologies of tomorrow. CO-LABS honors the outstanding achievements of researchers and their impact on the world.

None

2012-01-01

144

Science Nation: Fab Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., you'll find a small tool shop but this is no ordinary tool shop! The tools make up a fabrication lab, or "fab lab" for short. In general, operating a fab lab is a matter of creating a design on computer software, and then having the computer tell the tools in the lab what to do with materials you provide. With help from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for Bits and Atoms created an outreach program in diverse locations from rural Africa and rural Norway to inner city Boston and San Diego and Chicago.

145

Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour  

SciTech Connect

Take a virtual tour of the campus of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. You can see inside our two accelerators, three experimental areas, accelerator component fabrication and testing areas, high-performance computing areas and laser labs.

None

2013-07-13

146

NIGMS's Living Labs  

MedlinePLUS

... similar to ours. Worm Harmless roundworms found in soil now live in lab dishes, helping scientists discover ... NIGMS Alison Davis, Ph.D., is an NIH science writer and editor. Summer 2007 Issue: Volume 2 ...

147

DNA Extraction Virtual Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This virtual lab from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah provides a simple overview of DNA extraction, including what it's used for, illustrations, and an activity using cheek cells and laboratory equipment to isolate DNA. The lab is followed by a classroom activity that allows students and teachers to Extract DNA from Anything Living, using household items like spinach but not little sister's big toe.

2006-01-01

148

Dauphin Island Sea Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama's marine education and research center. Lab also provides a public aquarium that focuses solely on the native eco-systems of the Mobile Bay estuary. Site provides information on graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, faculty, facilities, and news and events. Explore the Education and Aquarium sections for teacher resources and information on workshops, student summer camps, and academic-year programs.

149

DNA Fingerprint: Alu Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online activity features molecular genotyping using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to provide data to study population genetics and human evolution. In this activity, which supplements a hands-on lab at the Dolan DNA Learning Center's Harlem DNA Lab, students learn how to collect their own DNA, use PCR to amplify a region of DNA from chromosome 16, and analyze the amplified DNA with gel electrophoresis.

David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor;)

2010-05-27

150

Lunar Phases Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The NAAP Lunar Phases Lab demonstrates how the earth-sun-moon geometry gives rise to the phases of the moon as seen from earth. A distant view of an observer looking down on earth as well as a perspective of an observer looking into the sky are used in the the simulator. This lab provides resources which include demonstration guides, in-class worksheets, technical documents and assessment pre- and post- tests.

151

An innovative high-power constant-current pulsed-arc power-supply for a high-density pulsed-arc-plasma ion-source using a LaB6-filament  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An innovative high-power constant-current (CC) pulsed-arc (PA) power-supply (PS) indispensable for a high-density PA plasma ion-source using a lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6) filament was devised by combining a constant-voltage (CV) PA-PS, which is composed of an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) switch, a CV direct-current (dc) PS and a 270 mF capacitor with a CC-PA-PS, which is composed of an IGBT-switch, a CC-dc-PS and a 400 ?H inductor, through the inductor. The hybrid-CC-PA-PS succeeded in producing a flat arc-pulse with a peak power of 56 kW (400 A×140 V) and a duty factor of more than 1.5% (600 ?s×25 Hz) for Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) H- ion-source stably. It also succeeded in shortening the 99% rising-time of the arc-pulse-current to about 20 ?s and tilting up or down the arc-pulse-current arbitrarily and almost linearly by changing the setting voltage of its CV-dc-PS.

Ueno, A.; Oguri, H.; Ikegami, K.; Namekawa, Y.; Ohkoshi, K.; Tokuchi, A.

2010-02-01

152

An innovative high-power constant-current pulsed-arc power-supply for a high-density pulsed-arc-plasma ion-source using a LaB6-filament.  

PubMed

An innovative high-power constant-current (CC) pulsed-arc (PA) power-supply (PS) indispensable for a high-density PA plasma ion-source using a lanthanum hexaboride (LaB(6)) filament was devised by combining a constant-voltage (CV) PA-PS, which is composed of an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) switch, a CV direct-current (dc) PS and a 270 mF capacitor with a CC-PA-PS, which is composed of an IGBT-switch, a CC-dc-PS and a 400 microH inductor, through the inductor. The hybrid-CC-PA-PS succeeded in producing a flat arc-pulse with a peak power of 56 kW (400 A x 140 V) and a duty factor of more than 1.5% (600 micros x 25 Hz) for Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) H(-) ion-source stably. It also succeeded in shortening the 99% rising-time of the arc-pulse-current to about 20 micros and tilting up or down the arc-pulse-current arbitrarily and almost linearly by changing the setting voltage of its CV-dc-PS. PMID:20192388

Ueno, A; Oguri, H; Ikegami, K; Namekawa, Y; Ohkoshi, K; Tokuchi, A

2010-02-01

153

Labs of the World, Unite  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: eScience is rapidly changing the way we do ,re- search. As a result, many research labs now need non- trivial computational power. Grid and voluntary computing are well established solutions for this issue. However, not all labs can effectively benefit from these technologies. In particular, small and medium research labs (which are the majority of the labs in the

Walfredo Cirne; Francisco Vilar Brasileiro; Nazareno Andrade; Lauro B. Costa; Alisson Andrade; Reynaldo Novaes; Miranda Mowbray

2006-01-01

154

75 FR 65460 - Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee; United States Military Academy Board...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...United States Military Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD...United States Military Academy Board of Visitors (hereafter referred to as the ``Board...United States Military Academy Board of Visitors membership about the Board's...

2010-10-25

155

The Assistant Principals' Academy: Technical Training and Socialization of Future Leaders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assistant principal academies provide rigorous training for future administrators. Discusses the organizational frameworks and opportunities and hazards of such academies. Provides a description of the first academy held in McDowell County, North Carolina. Includes references. (MD)

Peterson, Kent D.; And Others

1987-01-01

156

78 FR 13085 - Proposed Collection, Comments Requested: FBI National Academy Level 1 Evaluation: Student Course...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Questionnaire and FBI National Academy: General Remarks Questionnaire ACTION: 60-day notice...Questionnaire FBI National Academy: General Remarks Questionnaire. 3. Agency Form Number...and (2) FBI National Academy: General Remarks Questionnaire. It is predicted that...

2013-02-26

157

78 FR 26396 - Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: FBI National Academy Level 1 Evaluation: Student Course...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Questionnaire and FBI National Academy: General Remarks Questionnaire ACTION: 30-Day Notice...Questionnaire. FBI National Academy: General Remarks Questionnaire. 3. Agency Form Number...and (2) FBI National Academy: General Remarks Questionnaire. It is predicted that...

2013-05-06

158

Pre-Stage Magnetic Coil to Enhance Helicon Mode Excitation on a Small Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Small helicon plasmas have been employed in various capacities from industry to spacecraft propulsion. At the Coast Guard Academy Plasma Lab (CGAPL), a small Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX) is being developed to utilize the reputed high density (10^13 cm-3 and higher) at low pressure (.01 T) [1] Helicon Mode Plasmas. HPX will become a high temperature and density diagnostic development test-bed for future laboratory investigations in addition to becoming a tool for future spacecraft propulsion devices. HPX Plasmas are created by imparting directed energy into a Pyrex tube preloaded with Ar gas with fill pressures on the order of 10^4 mTorr utalizing a power supply and matching box can deliver up 250 W of power in a 20 MHz to 100 MHz frequency range. It has been demonstrated [1] that a uniform magnetic field in lower energy level plasmas can facilitate a decrease in inertial effects, which promotes energy conservation within the plasma and provids the necessary external energy in the plasma's magnetic field to reach the Helicon Mode. HPX employes an electromagnet to establish this uniform field. An acceleration coil, currently under construction, will be used to increase the plasma velocity to facilitate partcle and optical probing within the vacuum chamber for experimental analysis. Initial accuracy and calibration measurements of the relative magnetic fields created by both electromagnets will be reported.[0pt][1] K. Toki, et al., Thin Solid Films 506-507 (2005).

Schlank, Carter; James, Royce; Thayer, Nicholas; Sherman, Justin; Nolan, Stephen; Lopez, Michael

2012-10-01

159

The Career Academy in the American High School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career academies now number more than 1,500 nationwide. The concept has roots in colonial times and in the German continuation model. High-risk academy students have lower dropout rates, are more engaged in the curriculum, and continue on to postsecondary education at a higher rate than their nonacademy peers. They also have improved job…

Blondeau, Karen L.

2001-01-01

160

A Profile of the California Partnership Academies, 2004-2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State legislation launched the California Partnership Academies (CPAs) in 1984. Now operating in more than 200 comprehensive high schools, CPAs have been used as a model for high school reform in California and elsewhere. Academies typically feature multi-age learning groups, team teaching and career-based instruction. Teachers help students…

ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2007

2007-01-01

161

Academic Integrity at the United States Air Force Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In troubled times, where threats to honor abound, it is essential that people support students who may have been enculturated in social dishonesty. The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) has worked hard to put in place a number of supports to help cadets to grow beyond social norms where dishonesty may be tolerated. The academy seeks to…

Derby, LeAnn

2006-01-01

162

Academies in Context: Politics, Business and Philanthropy and Heterarchical Governance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The English Academies programme has become one of the most controversial aspects of the New Labour strategy for education and public sector reform. And in many ways, given the significance of the programme, that controversy is understandable and appropriate. This is particularly so because, as the author argues here, Academies are indicative of…

Ball, Stephen J.

2009-01-01

163

Diversity of Service Academy Entrants and Graduates. Monograph  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the wake of concern about the diversity of cadets/midshipmen selected by the service academies, Congress requested that the Secretary of Defense conduct a comprehensive assessment of the recruiting efforts, admissions policies, graduation rates, and career success rates of entrants and graduates at the United States Military Academy (USMA), the…

Kirby, Sheila Nataraj; Thie, Harry J.; Naftel, Scott; Adelson, Marisa

2010-01-01

164

Predicting Academy Award Winners Using Discrete Choice Modeling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Every year since 1928, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized outstanding achieve- ment in fllm with their prestigious Academy Award, or Oscar. Before the winners in various categories are announced, there is intense media and public inter- est in predicting who will come away from the awards ceremony with a golden Oscar statuette. There are no

Iain Pardoe

165

Boot Camp for Education CEOs: The Broad Foundation Superintendents Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Broad Foundation Superintendents Academy is the most prominent and most controversial training institute for school chiefs. The Academy is the flagship program of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the smallest of a triumvirate of corporate foundations that are at the heart of the billionaire campaign to remake public education in the image…

Jehlen, Alain

2012-01-01

166

The Role of Career Academies in Education Improvement. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Issue Brief will explore the central role that career academies can play in school improvement efforts. Career academies engage a cohort group of students and staff in a smaller learning community built on a foundation of rigorous college-prep academics and career and technical education. These programs integrate relevant career themes across…

Association for Career and Technical Education, 2009

2009-01-01

167

Preparing Administrators for Future Challenges: The AWE Leadership Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recognizing that strong educational leadership is the pivotal point in successful school improvement programs, the Kansas school districts of Arkansas City, Winfield, and El Dorado joined together during the 1988-89 school year to establish the AWE Leadership Academy. The purpose of the academy is to provide a program of continued professional…

Lyman, Lawrence; And Others

168

Math, Science Academies Favored to Challenge Top-Tier Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the specialized academies in math and science, aimed at serving students for whom even a rigorous high school lineup of college-preparatory and honors courses is not enough. Math and science academies have been a fixture in states and school districts for decades, but they are drawing renewed interest as educators and…

Cavanagh, Sean

2006-01-01

169

Another School Is Possible: Developing Positive Alternatives to Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Low-attaining schools have been targeted by government for closure and transformation into academies. This article argues that opposition to academies is necessary but not sufficient. It is vital to do more than simply defend the status quo. In the city of Leicester an alternative vision for high-quality education, local authority led and grounded…

Flack, Peter

2010-01-01

170

[The contribution of the Military Medical Academy to space exploration].  

PubMed

The article examines the contribution of the Military Medical Academy as an educational, research and medical institutions in the establishment and development of the national Russian manned spaceflight. Lists the names of the Academy's scientists, working in laboratories and in the Cosmonaut Training Center. In 1958 the academy was formed Department of Aviation Medicine from the research laboratories of aviation medicine, psychophysiology, and encephalography, a division of pressure chambers and furnaces. Direct contribution to the preparation of the first manned space flight made by graduates of the academy, E.A. Karpov (the first chief of Cosmonauts Training Center. Yuri Gagarin) and I.A. Kolosov. Over the half century history of the Russian Space Military Medical Academy, prepared and sent to the CPC Gagarin more than 110 of its graduates. PMID:21770320

Belevitin, A B; Tsygan, V N; Blaginin, A A; Kaltygin, M V

2011-04-01

171

California Academy of Sciences: AntWeb  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

AntWeb, an excellent service of the California Academy of Sciences, provides users with "tools for exploring the diversity and identification of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). These tools have been developed to facilitate the use of ants in inventory and monitoring programs and provide ant taxonomists with images and types." At present, AntWeb offers information on all ant genera worldwide as well as highlighting ants of Madagascar and California in particular. The site provides a search engine for the comprehensive AntWeb database which contains images of, and information about, ants from all over the world. AntWeb also offers an awesome World Ants Slide Show which includes Head, Profile, and Dorsal Views of many ants.

172

National Academy of Sciences: Webcast Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With their numerous publications, working papers, and other research materials, the National Academy of Sciences contributes mightily to the vast body of scientific research that grows with each passing day. Their Office of News and Public Information is responsible for assisting in the dissemination of these findings through public briefings, news conferences, and other meetings. Many of these events have been placed online here as part of their webcast archive, and visitors can listen to material from 1999 to the present. Some of the recent events posted to the archive deal with the importance of second-language acquisition, progress in preventing childhood obesity, and the future of emergency care. Additionally, visitors can click on the link to the Office's homepage to learn more about upcoming webcasts and to read recent press releases.

173

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With academic partners located within universities from Tehran to Lamar, Texas, the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) sponsors a journal and numerous conferences. On their homepage, visitors can look through six primary sections, including "Notices", "Events", "Programs", "Journals", and "FAQs". Scholars and others with a similar bent will want to take a close look at the "Journals" section. All told, the WASET publishes journals that range across the social, natural, and physical sciences, and visitors have access to various issues here. In the "Partners" area, visitors can learn about WASET's member institutions. Moving on, the "Indexes" area features an annotated selection of links to other relevant abstracting sources, like Creative Commons and the Electronic Journals Library.

174

Academy of American Poets: Robert Lowell  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Born into one of Boston's most prominent families (and growing up to detest it), Robert Lowell was perhaps the most important poet writing in English during the second half of the twentieth century. After leaving Harvard to study at Kenyon College, Lowell went on to study at Louisiana State University under the novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren. Lowell's second book, Lord Weary's Castle, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1946, and remained in the eye of the public until his death at age 60 in 1977. At this site (provided by the Academy of American Poets), visitors can read about Lowell's life and read some of his finest poems, including For the Union Dead, Man and Wife, and The Drunken Fisherman.

175

Evolution Resources from the National Academies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1859, Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species", and in doing so, he introduced the concept of evolution by natural selection to the world. To honor the 150th anniversary of this event, the National Academies recently redesigned their evolution resources website. In doing so, they created a number of new sections for educators, businesspeople, and attorneys. The "Introduction" area is a fine place to start, and here visitors can find brief summaries of evolution in agriculture, industry, and medicine. The "Definitions" area offers up some short and incisive definitions of relevant evolutionary terms including "adaptation", "DNA", and "trait". Students and teachers alike will want to peruse the "Books and Reports" area. Here they will find full-text reports such as "Science, Evolution, and Creationism" and "Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins". The site is rounded out by a list of upcoming events.

176

Economics Network of the Higher Education Academy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Higher Education Academy has a number of well-developed databases of materials designed for educators, and the Economics Network is one that should not be missed. The homepage includes a brief introduction to the network and an area designed particularly for newcomers to the site. On the right hand side of the homepage, visitors can take in economics podcasts and learn about new case studies, such as "Teaching and Learning Economics Through Cinema". Leaving that area, visitors will want to click on the "Resources" area to delve into their "Reflections on Teaching" series and their 600 sources of online teaching materials, including glossaries, interactive tutorials, and online texts. From there, visitors are also welcome to sign up to receive monthly email updates and also look at their other sites, which include "Why Study Economics?" and "Internet Economist".

2008-01-01

177

American Academy of Environmental Engineers: New Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Each year, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers selects a small number of projects and programs in the U.S. to be recognized for their innovation, effectiveness, and benefit to society. Despite the large pool of potential recipients, "an independent judging panel of nationally-recognized experts" determines a single project to be awarded the grand prize in one of six different categories. This site presents the results of the 2003 competition and gives extended summaries of the purpose, significance, and outcomes of each project. The top prize was awarded to the Capital Hill Anthrax Response effort, which coordinated many technologies and resources to ensure effective decontamination and prevent spreading of the pathogen. Other projects include research in advanced mathematical and modeling techniques in epidemiologic studies, the Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant, and the Tampa Bay Regional Surface Water Treatment Facility.

178

USC: The Interaction Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Interaction Lab at the University of Southern California is part of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems (CRES) and the USC Robotics Labs. Its work involves "using a behavior-based approach to control, favoring solutions that are distributed, scalable, and robust" and when possible, validating algorithms in embodied domains. Areas of study include: Multi-Robot Coordination and Learning, Humanoid Robot Control and Learning, Learning by Imitation, Assistive Human-Robot Interaction, and Activity Modeling. The website provides short descriptions and research goals for each of these areas and related projects. Several publications and videos resulting from these projects are also posted online. The "fun" section offers a glimpse of the good times shared by the lab researchers.

179

Poverty Action Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many laboratories focus their attention on topics like Alzheimer's research, but this laboratory at MIT focuses on poverty. The objective of their work at the Poverty Action Lab is "to improve the effectiveness of poverty programs by providing policy makers with clear scientific results that help shape successful polices to combat poverty." The Lab was started in June 2003 by a group of professors at MIT and their collaborators. Visitors to the site will note that the materials here are divided into sections that include "Research", "People", "News", and "Courses". The "Research" section is a great place to start as policy makers and others can look over their completed projects (such as "Discrimination in the Job Market") and their publications. Moving on, visitors can click on the "People" section to learn more about their staff and directors. Finally, those who are curious about the reach of the Poverty Lab's work will want to look at their media features in the "News" section.

180

Biology: Online Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Like many other academic publishers, McGraw Hill often creates supplementary online materials to be used in conjunction with their various publications. This particular collection of online materials is meant to be used with one of their recent biology textbooks, but they can certainly be used as stand-alone educational resources for persons interested in the biological sciences. This particular site contains 31 virtual labs that cover topics like evolution, regulatory genes, iron stress in diatoms, and gene technology. These labs are recreations of actual scientific experiments, and visitors are given background information on a topic, an explanation of the researcher's observation, and an overview of how they set up their experiment. The goal of these labs is to help make students and others more comfortable working with primary sources. Finally, the site also includes interviews with principal investigators from the University of Michigan, the University of Albert, and Auburn University.

2009-10-26

181

MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity was developed by Ui Luu as part of NetWorks National Externship Program for faculty. The lab activity studies the force and impact data collected from a MEMS Accelerometer, same as the device used in automobiles to launch a safety airbag. Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to define: acceleration, force, mass, Newton's Second Law of Motion, and Newton's Third Law of Motion. They will also be able to run data acquisition systems and use graphing tools to perform data analysis. This is a great resource for student and educators in a physics and simply science classroom.

Luu, Ui

2010-06-15

182

Jefferson Lab: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Jefferson Lab carries out its long-term commitment to science education by providing a host of teacher resources, games, and science lessons. Students can find a periodic table offering physical characteristics and information on the history and uses of each element. The Student Zone contains a virtual lab tour, glossary of scientific terms, and materials on internships. Teachers can locate pdf downloads of many hands-on activities on many science subjects such as microscopes, magnets, and measuring. The website introduces educational events and educational programs for both teachers and students.

183

UC Berkeley Lab Notes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of California at Berkeley College of Engineering publishes Lab Notes, a newsletter from the Public Affairs Office. The mission is "to illuminate groundbreaking research underway today at the College of Engineering that will dramatically change our lives tomorrow." Lab Notes is available online free of charge. Articles in the November 2004 issue highlight robot technology, satellite communications, and a radio observatory project. Each short article includes images or videos and links to related articles and researchers' websites. Previous issues are saved in an online archive.

184

Greenhouse Effect Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this simple lab, students collect data to demonstrate basic atmospheric science concepts. Groups of students measure the effect of carbon dioxide on temperature using soda bottles with thermometers inserted. One bottle is filled with air and capped. The second bottle is filled with carbon dioxide using a specific procedure. To conduct the experiment, both bottles are placed under a lamp while students record the increase in temperature over five minutes. The bottle containing carbon dioxide has a greater increase in temperature than the bottle containing air. This lab demonstrates the fundamental concept that underlies climate change science by providing data that are easy for students to interpret.

Larsen, Krista

185

Nanotechnology Lab Visit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teachers' Domain presents this video as part of a series on advanced technological education. This segment shows what goes on in a nanofabrication lab, as well as the basics of the nanotechnology industry. The top-down fabrication process of photolithography is shown, as well as the protective measures required to work in a nanofabrication lab. The video may be viewed online or downloaded. To download the clip, users must create a free login for Teachers' Domain. Running time for this Quick Time video is 3:53. Educators will also find a background essay, discussion questions, and standards alignment for the material.

2010-09-30

186

RiskLab Toronto  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of an international network of math laboratories in the field of risk modelling. Originally intended to model financial risk, the field has grown to encompass a number of other areas. Site provides summaries of the lab's research (including some downloadable papers), news items, contact information, and links.

2007-02-22

187

Modifying Cookbook Labs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Modifies an extended lab activity from a cookbook approach for determining the percent mass of water in copper sulfate pentahydrate crystals to one which incorporates students' prior knowledge, engenders active mental struggling with prior knowledge and new experiences, and encourages metacognition. (Contains 12 references.) (ASK)

Clark, Robert, L.; Clough, Michael P.; Berg, Craig A.

2000-01-01

188

Rainbow Challenge Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this inquiry lab activity, the students will attempt to layer 6 different kinds of soda pops in a large test tube. The students will have to use prior knowledge of the physical properties of liquids, in particular density, to accomplish this task.

189

Spectroscopy Lab Suite  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Spectroscopy Lab Suite contains 10 simulations that illustrate optical emission and absorption from atoms and solids. These illustrations show bound state energy levels, electronic transitions, spectra, and illustrations of the physical systems being modeled. Instructions on using the simulations are provided with each.

Zollman, Dean

2010-08-10

190

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

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caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

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caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

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193

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

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194

DNA Dry Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper, pencil and scissors lab illustrates how the order of nucleotides in DNA determines the order of amino acids in proteins. It reinforces the concept that any change in the order of nucleotides can change the order of amino acids in proteins. Questions allow students to work through excercise at their own pace without missing key points.

BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:2.1 FN:Susan Offner N:Offner;Susan ORG:Milton High School REV:2005-04-14 END:VCARD

1995-06-30

195

STAT LABS: Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These datasets come from the book "STAT LABS: Mathematical Statistics Through Applications." Below the link for each dataset are descriptions of the variables for that dataset. Datasets are in text format and address topics such as maternal smoking and infant health, video games, radon, cytomegalovirus DNA, HIV, crab molting, voting, snow gauge calibration, down syndrome, and tape drive quality.

Nolan, Deb; Speed, Terry

2009-01-20

196

Inside Linden Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author provides an overview of Second Life[trademark], or simply SL, which was developed at Linden Lab, a San Francisco-based corporation. SL is an online society within a threee-dimensional virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents, where they can explore, build, socialize and participate in their own economy.…

Atkinson, Tom

2008-01-01

197

Corn Wet Milling Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Description: Wet Corn Milling is an industrial process that that converts corn to a wide variety of by-products. The wet milling industry is the largest non-feed user of corn, using approximately 1 billion bushels annually. This lab looks at the separation steps in the industrial processing of corn.

Olson, Eric; Warren, Noreen

2008-10-27

198

Electrolysis Lab 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab exercise will introduce the process of electrolysis to your students. The class will use a Hoffman electrolysis apparatus. The procedure for the experiment is explained step by step in this lesson plan; a graphic representation of the device is also provided. Student worksheets and discussion questions are included. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2012-05-03

199

Electrolysis Lab 2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab exercise will further introduce the process of electrolysis to your students. The class will use a Hoffman electrolysis apparatus. The procedure for the experiment is explained step by step in this lesson plan; a graphic representation of the device is also provided. Student worksheets and discussion questions are included. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2012-05-02

200

Lab 3 - Advanced VHDL  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab activity from the Digital Logic Project demonstrates many advanced VHDL techniques and how they can be used to your advantage to create efficient VHDL code. Topics include operator balancing, resource sharing, preventing unwanted latches, and state machine encoding schemes.

2012-07-10

201

Crater Counting Lab exercise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab focuses on the identification of impact features, and how they can used to estimate the age of planetary surfaces. Key comcepts include understanding how the crater process has changed over geologic time; how those changes manifest themselves in the surficial record of planetary landforms; how other planetary processes modify surficial landforms; how the conditions of the Solar System have changed over time.

Mullins, Kevin

202

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

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203

Lab 3: Land Ice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the first part of this lab, students learn about land ice and the processes and timescales involved in glaciation. In Part B, they use an online interactive to explore how glaciers provide scientists with evidence for climate change. Finally, students use image processing software to measure how much area a real glacier has lost over time due to rising temperatures.

204

Labs of Unlimited Scope  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes four experiments at the college freshman and sophomore levels which incorporate pre-lab viewing of visual aids, open-ended laboratory experiences, and use of the low-cost digital computer in both CAI and computational modes. (Author/DS)

Reid, W. M.; Arseneau, D. F.

1971-01-01

205

Fault rocks lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab is intended to give students some hands on experience looking at fault rocks with a suite of cataclasites and mylonites I have collected. The focus is on identifying key textural features in both hand sample and thin section and understanding how deformation within a fault zone varies with depth.

Singleton, John

206

Elemental Chem Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This educative material uses the symbols of 45 elements to spell the names of 32 types of laboratory equipment usually found in chemical labs. This teaching material has been divided into three puzzles according to the type of the laboratory equipment: (i) glassware as reaction vessels or containers; (ii) glassware for measuring, addition or…

Franco Mariscal, Antonio Joaquin

2008-01-01

207

Algebra Lab: Inverse Variation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson from Algebra Lab demonstrates "how to write equations of quantities which vary inversely." The lesson includes an example of a graph of this type of equation, and several example problems. This supporting material would be best used following some in-class instruction explaining how to solve inverse variation equations.

2012-01-01

208

Why national labs?  

SciTech Connect

Biologists are defined by both their field of investigation and where they work. When I was a tenured university professor in the pathology department of a medical school, my colleagues scientists seemed to understand what I did for a living. Now that I work at a national laboratory, I am more likely to be greeted with blank stares. The questions that I do get, such as whether I need to write research grants (I do) or whether I work on the energy problem (I don’t), indicates a pervasive lack of understanding of the nature of national labs and their important roles in biological research. The national labs were largely responsible for a new phase of biology. DOE started the Human Genome Project to understand the molecular basis of radiation damage. GenBank began at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the early 1980s to manage the increasing amounts of DNA sequence data. The high-intensity x-ray sources found at national labs began being used to rapidly solve protein structures. These projects required a level of technical sophistication and scale that were well beyond most universities. This, together with a lack of departmental boundaries and a tradition of multidisciplinary teamwork, made national labs an excellent environment for tackling challenging problems in biology. I believe that most academic scientists are unaware of the research that goes on at national labs, mostly due to our small size and general focus on advanced technology. Biology has traditionally been more labor intensive than technology dependent, which plays to the natural strengths of universities. However, this is likely to change in the next several years.

Wiley, H. S.

2008-06-01

209

Sea Urchin Embryology: Core Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lab directions for 2 50 minute labs plus several days of brief observations to allow for development. Includes set up information, materials, procedure, troubleshooting, thought-provoking questions and an assessment.

PhD David Epel (Stanford U. Hopkins Marine Station)

2006-12-19

210

Nuclear Medicine at Berkeley Lab  

SciTech Connect

Thomas Budinger, head of Berkeley Lab's Center for Functional Imaging, discusses Berkeley Lab's rich history pioneering the field of nuclear medicine, from radioisotopes to medical imaging. His talk was presented July 5, 2006.

Thomas Budinger

2008-03-04

211

Nuclear Medicine at Berkeley Lab  

ScienceCinema

Thomas Budinger, head of Berkeley Lab's Center for Functional Imaging, discusses Berkeley Lab's rich history pioneering the field of nuclear medicine, from radioisotopes to medical imaging. His talk was presented July 5, 2006.

Thomas Budinger

2010-01-08

212

Nuclear Medicine at Berkeley Lab  

ScienceCinema

Thomas Budinger, head of Berkeley Lab's Center for Functional Imaging, discusses Berkeley Lab's rich history pioneering the field of nuclear medicine, from radioisotopes to medical imaging. His talk was presented July 5, 2006.

Thomas Budinger

2013-06-12

213

77 FR 61775 - Cancellation; Federal Advisory Committee Meeting: Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy  

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2012-10-11

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2012-11-20

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2012-04-10

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2011-09-19

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2011-06-23

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2012-07-12

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2012-09-17

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2012-02-06

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The Impact of Career Academy Programs on Student Achievement in a New Jersey Urban High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Talent Development High School (TDHS) reform model, with career academy programs, was introduced at Randolph High School. Three academies were implemented, one called the Arts and Humanities Academy (A&H) focused on careers in creative arts, law, and public service; another titled the Business and Industrial Technology Academy (BAIT) was…

Ahmad, Abdul-Azeem

2009-01-01

222

Expectations, Job Perceptions and Disconfirmation Among Air Force Academy Graduates.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study examined the expectations of Air Force Academy cadets, their later job perceptions as officers, and the discrepancy between these expectations and perceptions (disconfirmation). Using Hackman and Oldham's job characteristics model as a conceptu...

S. C. Conley

1984-01-01

223

Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences. Volume I, 1972.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1969, during its eightieth session, the State Legislature of Nebraska passed Legislative Bill 776, which appropriated funds to aid the Nebraska Academy of Sciences in the publication of scientific works submitted by Nebraska scientists. This volume 1 o...

1972-01-01

224

Ethical considerations of teaching spirituality in the academy.  

PubMed

Despite evidence in college students indicating a hunger for spiritual insight and spirituality's application in health care, there continues to be guardedness within the academy towards inclusion of curricula that address spirituality. The purpose of this article is to examine the ethical considerations of teaching spirituality in the academy by describing current trends, issues relevant to nursing education and practice, legitimate concerns of the academy, and the importance of an ethical instructional response when teaching about spirituality. Data supporting the interest and desire by students to explore meaning and purpose in the context of spirituality will be presented. Challenges and barriers inherent in teaching this topic will be described, including the affective response, the lack of a universally accepted definition of spirituality, and spirituality's relationship to religion. Pedagogical strategies consistent with an ethical instructional response will be discussed as the key to eliciting trust within the academy. A model of teaching spirituality and health will be offered to illustrate these possibilities. PMID:19889911

Becker, Annette L

2009-11-01

225

Activities of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Present activities of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and possible area of collaboration with AGARD are briefly discussed by the EAACI Secretary General and Treasurer, on the basis of programmes and directives of the EA...

S. Bonini

1992-01-01

226

Student Handbook (National Mine Health and Safety Academy).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Student Handbook is provided to assist students as they move into a new and perhaps at times unfamiliar environment. This handbook will serve as a guide to services, facilities, social and recreational activities, and basic Academy policies regarding...

2005-01-01

227

The Academy of Science of Bologna and the kidney.  

PubMed

The Academy of Science of Bologna, founded in 1711, played an important role in the development of medicine. Receiving the heritage of Malpighi's and Morgagni's researches, the academy encouraged nephrological studies, which produced articles published in its journal, the Commentarii. Since the Commentarii were widely distributed all over Europe, the nephrological research practiced in Bologna reached all the main academies of science, in a fruitful circulation of knowledge. The paper presents the nephrological contributions to the Commentarii in the 18th century, thus introducing physicians, like Domenico Galeazzi and Luigi Galvani, who were both professors at the University of Bologna and at the Academy of Science. In their work three main topics can be identified: uroscopy, anatomy of the kidney and renal pathologies. PMID:10213815

Bonomini, V; Campieri, C; Zuccoli, M

1999-01-01

228

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences: Research & Preservation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The organization that brings the world the coveted Oscar award, the red carpet scrutiny of the evening's dresses, and the quest for the best emcee, also engages in "Research and Preservation" of film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) devotes part of its website to the Margaret Herrick Library, the Academy Film Archive, and Resources & Databases. Visitors interested in exploring the behind-the-scenes aspects of filmmaking should check out the Special Collections of the Margaret Herrick Library to find "original scripts, production records, correspondence...[and] the activities of production companies, studios and film organizations." Other resources in the Library include millions of images as well as posters, art materials, and oral histories. The Academy Film Archive features a variety of collections organized by theme or filmmaker. Rounding out the site, the Resources & Databases section contains a list of Academy Award winners (with transcribed acceptance speeches) and a series of teacher guides, among other items.

2012-01-01

229

Khan Academy: the world's free virtual school  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Khan Academy offers an unprecedented set of educational material for science and math education, in the form of short, free, publicly available video clips. With a growing set of already over 2000 videos, it is easily the most exhaustive collection of structured educational material on the Internet. The content is made in digestible 10-20 minute chunks; the granular nature of the material allows learners to fill in almost any of their knowledge "gaps." Importantly, the conversational style used in the videos offers a fresh, new perspective on math and science instruction. With our 2 M funding grant from Google and support from the Gates foundation, we envision covering all topics that would appear in typical high-school or collegiate-level Math and Science courses, and translating these videos to the major languages across the globe. Moreover, we also offer a free and fully integrated assessment system, which allows students to practice problems at their own pace and focus on the appropriate instruction to fill in their individual gaps. Many testimonials have already proven our methods to be a highly successful educational tool. Our goal is to allow educators to improve their teaching, but above all to bring simple, rewarding and enjoyable education to the minds of many young students.

Dijksman, Joshua A.; Khan, Salman

2011-03-01

230

Science Sampler: Lab report blues  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For middle school students, writing a formal lab report can be challenging. For middle level teachers, reading students' lab reports can be overwhelming. As a solution, why not try peer editing? By having students critique each other in a constructive, nonverbal manner, they will be able to produce better lab reports while simultaneously engaging in the process of scientific inquiry.

Diaz, Andrew

2004-10-01

231

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Graphs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This inquiry-based lab for introductory physics courses explores the purpose of graphs. Students measure simple circular objects and blocks, graph the data, and look for relationships in the graphs. The lab was designed to help students discover the advantage of using graphical representations to understand numerical relationships. This material is part of a larger collection of introductory physics labs.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-09-08

232

Jefferson Lab: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the homepage of the Office of Science Education of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The aim of the site is to aid Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education by increasing the number of teachers with a substantial background in math and science, strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students, especially minorities and females, and addressing the serious under-representation of minorities and females in science, math, engineering and technology careers. The page offers links to teacher resources, a student zone, games and puzzles, and programs and events. The site focuses on physical science, but some sections are useful to students and teachers of the earth system sciences.

233

ChemLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dartmouth College's introductory chemistry course program has a Web site that is worth a look by students and professors of chemistry at other institutions. Visitors to the site can ignore the exam and grading sections and head straight to the Java applets. With these nine, nifty mini-tutorials, students can create a custom periodic table, play fill-in-the-blank periodic table puzzles, run virtual labs on anions and cations, construct a visible spectrum, practice least-squares regressions, and much more. Visitors to the site will also find the "Chemistry and Background" portions of the online laboratory manuals (filed under Chem 3/5 and Chem 6) useful and also should review the section on how and why to keep a chemistry lab notebook.

2007-05-03

234

RiskLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1994, RiskLab is a Swedish "inter-university research institute, concentrating on precompetitive, applied research in the general area of (integrated) risk management for finance and insurance." Featured on the site is RiskLab's tremendous body of research and writing. From clearly-marked links, users have access to working papers, speech presentations, and projects. Papers are fully cataloged and available in a variety of formats including in full text in PostScript, compressed PostScript, and .pdf, and many of the papers are accompanied by online slide presentations of the work. This site will be valuable to anyone interested in risk management as it pertains to finance and insurance.

235

Lab Safety Training Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Princeton University's Environmental Health & Safety division, this extensive lab safety training guide provides basic information for working safely with laboratory chemicals and equipment. The "Introduction" to the site contains information specific to doing such work at Princeton, so visitors should direct their attention over to the left-hand side of the page. Here they will find sections that cover basic procedures regarding the use of flammable liquids, compressed gases, fume hoods, peroxides, and about a dozen other things that one might encounter in such a setting. Along with offering some lists of instructions, each area also has some helpful graphics that will help those just getting started in a lab identify key procedures and commonly-encountered pieces of equipment.

236

British Library Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the British Library Labs offer up interactive digital collections and apps based on the holdings of this remarkable library. First-time visitors can navigate to the left-hand side of the page to look over datasets, maps, images, sounds, and multimedia materials. Within Digital Collections, the Images area features the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP), which is concerned with the preservation of archival material in danger of destruction, neglect, or physical deterioration world-wide. Visitors can look through four different collections in the Music area, including Early Music Online which features over 320 volumes of 16th-century music from the British Library. Users can also look over the Digital Scholarship Blog that offers up thoughtful meditations on the Labsâ ongoing activities and projects.

237

Galvanized Sheet Metal Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module, created by Jamie Acker of Olympic High School in Bremerton, Washington, provides a look into an entry-level lab on galvanized metal. The introduction states, "This simple lab visually shows the effects of removing zinc from a galvanized piece of sheet metal and provides students an opportunity to mathematically calculate the reduction in thickness of the zinc and number of atoms lost, based on the change in mass." The module features an abstract, objective, curriculum overview, procedures, mathematical calculations and references. Students should gain knowledge taking measurements using a micrometer/beam balance, how to safely handle strong acids and use algebra to rearrange equations to balance equations. This is a great resource to either enhance or create new curriculum for instructors.

Acker, Jamie

2009-09-30

238

The LabWrite Project: Experiences reforming lab report writing practice in undergraduate lab courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Laboratory reports have always been a part of the modern science and engineering curricula. However, it has also often been the least liked part of a students' (and instructors') laboratory experience. Despite research demonstrating the importance of lab reports to the undergraduate science and engineering lab experience, instructors are likely to minimize their use. Lab reports have been replaced with

Eric N. Wiebe; Catherine E. Brawner; Michael Carter; Miriam G. Ferzli

2005-01-01

239

Physics Lab Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection for high school physics integrates lessons, labs, practice problems, assessments, AP review exercises, simulations, and quizzes in one easily-searched location. Initial development began in 1997, with continual updating and expansion occurring since then. Of special note is the section Amusing Problems, consisting of real-life applications designed to make learners think andlaugh. Each problem provides access to solutions for self-evaluation. Course levels addressed in the collection include algebra-based physics, honors physics, and AP physics.

Colwell, Cathy

2011-09-01

240

Fourth Grade Lab Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are a collection of sites related to the Fourth Grade CORE, to be explored in the computer lab. For SCIENCE explorations click below. 1. Clouds and the water cycle at the Enchanted Learning site. 2. Look at the Cloud Man&s pictures of clouds. 3. Cloud Types 4. Clouds and Precipitation: online meteorology guide 5. The Dirt on Soil 6. The Dirt on Soil 7. Soil Horizons For MATH activities click below. Math activities "A" ...

Boissonnault, Ms.

2005-06-23

241

The Nanotech Academy Activity D: Cleanroom Tour  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan from the Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center provides an example of what may be done on a tour of an actual nanotechnology laboratory. Such a tour gives students the opportunity to tour a real research lab, dress in cleanroom suits and observe the tools used in nanotechnology research. The exercise should take about one hour including togging (dressing in cleanroom suits) time. The students should be instructed ahead of time that baseball hats, open toed shoes and purses are not allowed in the cleanroom. A laboratory tour gives students the opportunity to learn the importance of cleanroom suits and protocol as well as the utilization of nanotechnology tools. This and all other resources from the NACK Center require a fast, easy, free log-in.

2010-04-05

242

Designing and implementing the Army Nursing Leader Academy.  

PubMed

In 2008, the Chief of the Army Nurse Corps directed a thorough review of existing training programs available to and provided for Army Nursing personnel for the development of full-spectrum leaders for Army Nursing. The review provided the gap analysis necessary to restructure courses provided by the Department of Nursing Science at the Army Medical Department Center and School. This new grouping of courses is referred to as the Army Nursing Leader Academy. The Army Nursing Leader Academy is the first of its kind in that it addresses career-long learning of all Army Nursing by focusing on building skills, knowledge, and behaviors to produce sustainable, full-spectrum leaders. The Nursing Leader Academy consists of a series of sequential nurse leader development courses combined with a web based resource center. Grounded in the Patient CaringTouch System, guided by nurse competencies, and gauged by the Leader Capabilities Map, the Nursing Leader Academy provides learning that is relevant and timely designed to reinforce enterprise values and culture to ensure readiness for successive roles and positions. Full implementation of the Nursing Leader Academy will include the evidence-based elements of formal schooling, coaching, self-development, functional/technical (competency attainment), and professional experiences. PMID:22124867

Dunemn, Kathleen; Hopkins-Chadwick, Denise L; Connally, Tina; Bramley, Kelly

2011-01-01

243

Introducing ADS Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ADS Labs is a platform that ADS is introducing in order to test and receive feedback from the community on new technologies and prototype services. Currently, ADS Labs features a new interface for abstract searches, faceted filtering of results, visualization of co-authorship networks, article-level recommendations, and a full-text search service. The streamlined abstract search interface provides a simple, one-box search with options for ranking results based on a paper relevancy, freshness, number of citations, and downloads. In addition, it provides advanced rankings based on collaborative filtering techniques. The faceted filtering interface allows users to narrow search results based on a particular property or set of properties ("facets"), allowing users to manage large lists and explore the relationship between them. For any set or sub-set of records, the co-authorship network can be visualized in an interactive way, offering a view of the distribution of contributors and their inter-relationships. This provides an immediate way to detect groups and collaborations involved in a particular research field. For a majority of papers in Astronomy, our new interface will provide a list of related articles of potential interest. The recommendations are based on a number of factors, including text similarity, citations, and co-readership information. The new full-text search interface allows users to find all instances of particular words or phrases in the body of the articles in our full-text archive. This includes all of the scanned literature in ADS as well as a select portion of the current astronomical literature, including ApJ, ApJS, AJ, MNRAS, PASP, A&A, and soon additional content from Springer journals. Fulltext search results include a list of the matching papers as well as a list of "snippets" of text highlighting the context in which the search terms were found. ADS Labs is available at http://adslabs.org

Accomazzi, Alberto; Henneken, E.; Grant, C. S.; Kurtz, M. J.; Di Milia, G.; Luker, J.; Thompson, D. M.; Bohlen, E.; Murray, S. S.

2011-05-01

244

Teaching Science: Lab Safety  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Before entering the world of pipettes and Geiger counters, budding scientists will need to know about lab safety. Science educators will benefit from this laboratory safety site, developed by Professor Norman Herr, who teaches at California State University, Northridge. On his site, Professor Herr provides topically organized links that fall into the areas of safety standards, chemical hazards, chemical storage, and five other relevant topics. Within each section, visitors will find links to state safety standards, sample laboratory safety contracts, and fact sheets on chemical hazards. One potentially delightful classroom activity is the laboratory safety "scavenger hunt". Through this activity, students will learn about storage requirements, chemical risks, and other potential delicate matters.

245

Annenberg Media: Teachers' Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This small collection from Learner.org provides a unique digital lab for teachers to explore new ideas in learning. The activities are designed around four strands: patterns in mathematics, seasonal changes and moon phases, geometry, and the nature of light. Each section features interactive exercises to challenge teachers' thinking about logic, pattern recognition, shape and structure, symbolic relationships, and mathematical reasoning. The authors then delve into the learning theory behind the activities and how it can be extended to learners of different ages and abilities. Each module provides links to hands-on activities for the classroom.

2012-11-30

246

Plymouth Wave Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Plymouth Wave Lab is a series of movies of waves on a string intended for middle school students. The reference material at the site explains the relationship between the behavior of the string in the six examples and the behavior of a tsunami. The December 26, 2004 tsunami that was generated from the M9.0 Sumatra earthquake has raised public awareness worldwide of the disastrous consequences of tsunami waves. Thus the Marine Seismology and Geoacoustics Group of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute offers, within the context of a middle school curriculum on waves, five lessons that can be learned from tsunamis.

247

Outcrop Documentation Lab Exercise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Stratigraphy students are tasked with documenting an outcrop (sketches, photographs, and rock descriptions) and providing a three panel display of the results. Students work on the lab in class and receive direct mentoring in rock and outcrop description, then for homework they craft digital professional quality reports to present the data to others. These reports are graded, then returned to everyone simultaneously so they can be placed side by side. Students directly observe how others interpreted the same deposits, which underscores the concepts of sound data documentation, and separating data from interpretations.

Evans, Thomas

248

Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A great deal of information is available on how children learn--brain research, multiple intelligence aspects, concrete versus abstract thinking, environmental stimuli, and so on--but one key feature can be gleaned from all of the studies, and that is the importance of hands-on learning. No matter what method students use to garner information, the learning process can be augmented with the inclusion of labs, activities, or simulations that mimic real-life experiences. This is especially true in the middle school science classroom.

2003-01-01

249

Lab 5: Gone Fishing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab activity introduces students to overfishing, using Georges Bank groundfish as a case study. In Part A, students learn about overfishing by examining trends in annual haddock landings and mortality in Georges Bank from 1969-2004. In Part B, they learn about what it means for a species to be overfished by examining trends in Georges Bank Atlantic cod recruitments and biomass from 1978-2004. In Part C, students explore whether or not it is possible to reverse the effects of overfishing through ecosystem and fisheries management.

250

LabVelocity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Geared mainly toward biotechnology researchers, this commercial site provides a wealth of laboratory information such as technique protocols, tools and tables, and a catalog of equipment and literature. The Tools and Tables section gives sizes and weights of genomes and molecules, a buffer calculator, protein affinity tables, and much more. Protocols such as in vitro transcription/translation, expression arrays, and protein assays are available for free download in .pdf format. Certain instrumentation, software, and laboratory product user manuals can be similarly downloaded. Other highlights of the site are the "lab manager," allowing users to create a personalized archive of scientific literature, protocols, product lists, and references; free access to Medline, the National Library of Medicine's searchable database; and a customizable news page. Because LabVelocity is a for-profit venture, a vast array of products are available for purchase from the site. These are subcategorized (e.g., Antibodies, Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Immunology) for easy access. Registration is requested but not required.

251

California Academy of Sciences -- Ichthyology: Annotated Checklists of Fishes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Annotated Checklists of Fishes is an electronic journal published by the California Academy of Sciences. Established in 2003, the journal "serves to provide the most up-to-date taxonomic treatment of each family of Recent fishes." The Checklists are available in PDF files and are organized sequentially, phylogenetically, and alphabetically by family. This site links to other sections of the Department of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences as well, including the Catalog of Fishes, Collection Database, Funding Opportunities, Newsletter of Systematic Ichthyology, and more.

252

Lab at Home: Hardware Kits for a Digital Design Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An innovative laboratory methodology for an introductory digital design course is presented. Instead of having traditional lab experiences, where students have to come to school classrooms, a "lab at home" concept is proposed. Students perform real experiments in their own homes, using hardware kits specially developed for this purpose. They…

Oliver, J. P.; Haim, F.

2009-01-01

253

Advanced LabVIEW Labs; Physics Today (review).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There have been approximately fifteen books concerning LabVIEW, but Professor Essick's treatise takes on a completely different tack than all of the previous discussions. LabVIEW is written in 'G' a graphical programming language developed by National Ins...

E. D. Jones

1999-01-01

254

75 FR 65461 - Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee; United States Naval Academy Board of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD...United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors (hereafter referred to as the ``Board...United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors membership about the Board's...

2010-10-25

255

78 FR 9451 - Academy Express, L.L.C.-Acquisition of Property-Golden Ring Travel & Transportation, Inc.  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. MCF 21049] Academy Express, L.L.C.--Acquisition of Property--Golden Ring Travel...SUMMARY: On January 10, 2013, Academy Express, L.L.C. (Academy), a motor carrier of...

2013-02-08

256

78 FR 40268 - Conway's Bus Service, Inc.-Sale Of Certain Assets-Academy Express, L.L.C.  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Bus Service, Inc.--Sale Of Certain Assets--Academy Express, L.L.C. AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT...2013, Conway's Bus Service, Inc. (CBS), and Academy Express, L.L.C. (Academy) (collectively, Applicants),...

2013-07-03

257

Iceland Lavas Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of this exercise is to link volcanic rock petrology (hand samples and thin sections) with volcanic rock analytical data to hypothesize on crystal fractionation/accumulation control on lava composition. This lab exercise starts with thin section and hand sample sets of Iceland lavas. To the extent possible, each set has a range of lava compositions including picrites, multiply saturated basalts, and silicic lavas. Also provided is a spreadsheet table of Iceland lava chemical compositions and phenocryst compositions. During the lab, students first identify phenocryst and other phases in their sample set, and compile a table of lava mineralogy. The students then take the spreadsheet of chemical analyses and plot them according to location: Rekjaness, Askja, and Hekla, and they also plot the phenocryst compositions (phenocryst composition changes with magma evolution are ignored. Students then use the rock-derived phenocryst information and phase diagrams (looked at elsewhere in class) to decide which lavas were probably precipitating which phenocryst phases. They then draw crystal fractionation/accumulation control lines on their graphs to illustrate hypothetical controls on magma evolution. They also look at the continuity of data to decide if silicic rocks are related to the basalts by a continuum process (like crystal fractionation, e.g., Hekla) or by a non-continuum process (like partial melting of a different source rock, e.g., Askja). This exercise has proven useful in my course to strengthen the link between rock petrology and rock suite chemical variation. Without something of this sort, I have found that most students have a hard time understanding the meaning of chemical variation diagrams of an igneous suite. This lab follows a phase diagram study of igneous rocks, particulary Fo-An-Di which is most pertinent to the Iceland lavas. It also directly follows an introduction to control lines that is based on a series of Kilauea lavas (illustrated in another submission to this archive). Note that crystal fractionation and accumulation are certainly not the only processes that control these Iceland magma compositions. This exercise is illustrative only of these processes, however.

Hollocher, Kurt

258

Forensic Chemistry Lab Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Any aspect of forensic science can be quite tricky, and educators will be delighted to learn about this helpful educational resource designed just for them. Created by Professor Robert Thompson of Oberlin College this online forensic chemistry lab manual is designed to help chemistry faculty in developing forensic chemistry project laboratories for both undergraduate and graduate courses. In this manual, visitors will find sample preparations, procedural details, instructions for students, and typical results in a variety of formats. Along the left-hand side of the homepage, visitors can look through the forensic chemistry analyses, which include explosives, fabric, glass, and arson. The site is rounded out by a selection of "Stories", which are meant to provide the background for chemical analyses of crime scene samples.

Thompson, Robert

259

Counterpane Labs: Password Safe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Tired of trying to memorize numerous computer passwords? Password Safe is a free Windows 9x/2000 utility that provides users the opportunity to keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers and provides a single Safe Combination that unlocks all passwords. Password Safe "protects passwords with the Blowfish encryption algorithm, a fast, free alternative to DES." The program's security has been thoroughly verified by Counterpane Labs under the supervision of Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography and creator of the Blowfish algorithm. Password Safe features a simple, intuitive interface that lets users set up their password database in minutes. One can copy a password just by double clicking and pasting it directly into his/her application. Best of all, Password Safe is completely free: no license requirements, shareware fees, or other strings attached.

2001-01-01

260

77 FR 36292 - Proposed Collection, Comments Requested: FBI National Academy Level III Evaluation; FBI National...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National Academy Level III Evaluation; FBI National Academy...Technology, Research, and Curriculum Development (OTRCD...Program Analyst for the Evaluation Program, Federal Bureau...Training Division, Curriculum Planning and...

2012-06-18

261

Study of Voluntary Resignation by Female Midshipmen from the Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The attrition rate of midshipmen at the Naval Academy is higher for women than for men. This thesis examines the voluntary resignation of female midshipmen from the Naval Academy. Specifically, the study focuses on theories of college student attrition th...

M. E. Mitchell

1999-01-01

262

76 FR 5143 - Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEFENSE Department of the Army Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy...United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. This is the 2011 Organizational Meeting of the USMA Board of Visitors. Members of the Board will be...

2011-01-28

263

75 FR 34989 - Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEFENSE Department of the Army Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA...United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. This is the 2010 Summer Meeting of the USMA Board of Visitors. Members of the Board will be...

2010-06-21

264

Impact of Athletic Achievement at the United States Naval Academy on Fleet Performance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The mission of the United States Naval Academy speaks clearly of three pillars of midshipman development: moral, mental, and physical. Each is equally important; however, the mission of the Naval Academy to develop midshipmen physically is often overlooke...

J. R. Leskovich

2000-01-01

265

Military Professional Ethics, Code of Conduct, and Military Academies' Honor Codes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The items in this bibliography are selected from the collection of the Academy Library, USAF Academy. Publications include writings of substance rather than minor news items. The topic of military professional does not include the morality of war itself, ...

F. Klemm

1985-01-01

266

75 FR 66743 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Fix USAFA'' initiative to renovate aging infrastructure; an overview of Academy science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and cyber programs; status of Congressional nomination outreach program; and an update on the Air Force Academy...

2010-10-29

267

Experiences Building PlanetLab  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports our experiences building PlanetLab over the last four years. It identifies the re- quirements that shaped PlanetLab, explains the design decisions that resulted from resolving conflicts among these requirements, and reports our experience imple- menting and supporting the system. Due in large part to the nature of the \\

Larry L. Peterson; Andy C. Bavier; Marc E. Fiuczynski; Steve Muir

2006-01-01

268

Physics Labs with Flavor II  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper was inspired by the numerous requests from "TPT" readers to expand the number of examples of "recurrent study" lab exercises described in my previous paper "Physics Labs with Flavor." I recommend that readers examine it first in order to better understand this one as my attempt here is to be brief. In that paper, one can find details…

Agrest, Mikhail M.

2011-01-01

269

Remember 9-11! White Belligerency in the Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This author states that, although white belligerency is not new, it exists in a ubiquitous low to midlevel state. As nonwhite experiences reveal and the white historical record distinctly shows, there has been an ongoing controversy over a whole host of issues within the academy that involve the Color Line, like a racially separate but unequal…

Valandra, Edward C.

2003-01-01

270

The Role of Career Academies in Education Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ACTE Issue Briefs provide background information, highlight research, profile career and technical education (CTE) programs and include examples of how CTE is tied to a broader issue of national interest. This brief, "The Role of Career Academies in Education Improvement," was released in the spring of 2009 to capitalize on education reform…

Hyslop, Alisha

2009-01-01

271

The Ohio Principals' Leadership Academy: Entry Year Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper is intended to disseminate information and to seek participant suggestions concerning the most recent phase of an ongoing program of state policy research focused on the professional development and state licensure of early career principals. The program, known as the Ohio Principals' Leadership Academy: Entry Year Program (OPLA:EYP), is…

Beebe, Robert J.; Hoffman, Daniel; Lindley, Fred; Prestley, Carole

272

The National Insurance Academy: Serving India's Insurance Professionals and Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses how a special library can meet the needs of a specific industry. The author focuses on India's National Insurance Academy (NIA) Library, which serves the insurance industry of India and some neighboring countries. It is where the author serves as the chief librarian.

Sane, Bhagyashree

2011-01-01

273

Victims Deserve More: The Building of a Forensics Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because victims deserve more, The American Academy of Applied Forensics at Central Piedmont Community College was created to link cutting-edge forensics research to its field applications. It does this by enhancing the knowledge, skill, and ability levels of crime scene investigators, thereby increasing the likelihood that truth will be revealed…

Johnson, Lili K.

2007-01-01

274

The Prussian Academy of Sciences during the Third Reich  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1933, the Prussian Academy of Sciences and Humanities was an exclusive learned society, out of touch with modern methods and funding, which had also failed to re-establish itself as a "centre of research". During the Nazi regime, it was at best peripherally involved in the restructuring of German academia. While some of its members played a…

Notzoldt, Peter; Walther, Peter Th.

2004-01-01

275

Paraeducator Supervision Academy (PSA) Outreach Project. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a project that provided training on the Paraeducator Supervision Academy (PSA) Model (curriculum, instructional materials, and supervision of paraprofessionals) to faculty who will prepare future school professionals. Training was provided to faculty and preservice students in schools and…

French, Nancy K.

276

2013 Service Academy Gender Relations Focus Group; Overview Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report provides the results for the 2013 Service Academy Gender Relations Focus Groups that the Defense Manpower Data Center conducted in response to U.S. Code 10, as amended by Section 532 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fis...

E. P. Van Winkle N. Namrow P. J. Cook

2013-01-01

277

A Contentious Triangle: Grading and Academic Freedom in the Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the tensions created by academic freedom and grading in universities between academic staff and academic administration. Additionally, the impact of grading and academic standards on students' academic freedom is addressed, as well as the impact of corporatisation in the academy. By reviewing the existing literature and case…

Hill, Duncan

2011-01-01

278

The School Academies Programme: A New Direction or Total Abandonment?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of City Academies owes much to the plan for a network of City Technology Colleges announced by Conservative Education Secretary Kenneth Baker in 1986. This article argues that all this can be viewed as part of the inroad of business into state education, with private sponsorship seen by government as the magical solution to the…

Chitty, Clyde

2008-01-01

279

West Virginia University's Health Sciences and Technology Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the Health Sciences and Technology Academy, an outreach and engagement program by West Virginia University to encourage higher education faculty members and administrators, public school teachers, and community leaders to assume the responsibility of mentoring high school students. The primary goal is to increase the college…

Chester, Ann; Dooley, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

280

The Case: Bunche-Da Vinci Learning Partnership Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Bunche-Da Vinci case described in this article presents a situation at Bunche Elementary School that four theorists were asked to address in their evaluation designs (see EJ791771, EJ719772, EJ791773, and EJ792694). The Bunche-Da Vinci Learning Partnership Academy, an elementary school located between an urban port city and a historically…

Eisenberg, Nicole; Winters, Lynn; Alkin, Marvin C.

2005-01-01

281

At Home in the Academy: Latina Faculty Counterstories and Resistances  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the Academy, faculty and institutional leaders traditionally have been white, male, and heterosexual. Of the 173,395 Full Professors identified in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the U.S. Department of Education in 2007, women represented almost 46,000, and Latinas held only 1,254 of those positions (U.S.…

Oliva, Maricela; Rodriguez, Mariela A.; Alanis, Iliana; Quijada Cerecer, Patricia D.

2013-01-01

282

Sociology at Military AcademiesThe Swedish Case  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article illustrates the role of sociology at the Swedish military academies. Finding a suitable balance between theoretical and practical education seems to have been a major thread in Swedish officer education from the eighteenth century to the present day. The emphasis has been on education that is closely linked to military war positions, with extensive elements of combat planning

Erna Danielsson; Alise Weibull

2008-01-01

283

KIPP DIAMOND Academy Year Three (2004-2005) Evaluation Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present evaluation study was to examine the progress made in program implementation, school climate, and student achievement by the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) DIAMOND (Daring Individual Achievers Making Outstanding New Dreams) Academy (KIPP:DA) housed in Cypress Junior High School in Memphis, Tennessee. The school began…

Thompson, Susan; McDonald, Aaron; Sterbinsky, Allan

2005-01-01

284

KIPP DIAMOND Academy: Year Three (2004-2005) Evaluation Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Diamond (Daring Individual Achievers Making Outstanding New Dreams) Academy, housed in Cypress Junior High School in Memphis, Tennessee, opened in the summer of 2002. KIPP goals include enhancement of academic achievement and promotion of positive student leadership through an innovative redesign of…

Thompson, Susan, McDonald, Aaron; Sterbinsky, Allan

2005-01-01

285

The Place of the Humanities at a Military Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author, a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard and professor of English at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, argues in this article that, contrary to images perpetuated in popular culture, military officers do not eschew the arts as exemplified in such films as "Platoon" and "Full Metal Jacket" where the audience is expected to…

Flammang, Lucretia A.

2007-01-01

286

Leading the Academy or Being Led? Hong Kong Women Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a new gender-based analysis of survey data collected on Hong Kong academics in 2008. First, it illustrates the gender differences that exist in the Hong Kong academy. Second, it discusses possible explanations for these differences as informed by the data. And third, it offers a novel argument, again informed by the data, for…

Aiston, Sarah Jane

2014-01-01

287

Undergraduate Astronautics at the United States Naval Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aerospace engineering curriculum at the U.S. Naval Academy which includes an astronautical and an aeronautical track is described. The objective of the program is to give students the necessary astronautical engineering background to perform a preliminary spacecraft design during the last semester of the program. (KR)

Bagaria, William J.

1991-01-01

288

Scheduling Guide for Small Learning Communities/Career Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Small Learning Communities (SLCs) and Career Academies, one variety of SLC, have grown rapidly in recent years. They are among the few high school reform approaches that seem promising and popular, bringing students together into cohorts where they support each other, teachers into teams where they do the same, and students and teachers into…

Clark, Patricia; Dayton, Charles; Tidyman, Susan; Hanna, Tracy

2006-01-01

289

Personal Problems of Seventh-Day Adventist Academy Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Personal Problems Checklist for Adolescents (PPC-A) was administered to students in 14 Adventist academies for the purpose of determining the extent of their personal problems. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The results showed that the top 10 problems were: (1) poor study habits; (2) worrying about future…

Crosby, Ellen; Freed, Shirley; Gabriel, Elvin

2006-01-01

290

The Problem with Organic Chemistry Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem with organic chemistry labs is that the educational objectives of lab instructions are often vague and seldom stated. The great majority of organic chemistry labs in American colleges and universities are based on verification experiments.

Mohrig, Jerry R.

2004-01-01

291

Commitment to Liberal Education at the United States Air Force Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is one of the nation's federally funded military service academies. With an enrollment of approximately 4,400 undergraduates, the academy offers an integrated four-year curriculum of academics, athletics, leadership and character development, military…

Enger, Rolf C.; Jones, Steven K.; Born, Dana H.

2010-01-01

292

78 FR 59045 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on October...documents or comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to...

2013-09-25

293

78 FR 25289 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy Teleconference  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy Teleconference AGENCY: Federal...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet via teleconference...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy will meet on Wednesday, May...

2013-04-30

294

78 FR 72094 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on December...documents or comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to...

2013-12-02

295

76 FR 6149 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting...SUMMARY: The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet on...documents or comments received by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to...

2011-02-03

296

77 FR 69811 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors. ACTION: Meeting Notice...Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will hold a meeting in...

2012-11-21

297

76 FR 71333 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Force U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting AGENCY: U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors. ACTION: Meeting notice...Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will hold a meeting in the...

2011-11-17

298

77 FR 33202 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors; Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors; Correction AGENCY: Department of Navy...of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors. The document failed to publish before...of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors or its Designated Federal Officer,...

2012-06-05

299

77 FR 35317 - Gruma Corporation, Spina Bifida Association, March of Dimes Foundation, American Academy of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Dimes Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal DSM N.V., and National Council...Dimes Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal DSM N.V., and National Council...Dimes Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal DSM N.V., and National...

2012-06-13

300

The Masculine Yardstick of Physical Competence: U.S. Police Academy Fitness Tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

State and local law enforcement training academies differ in a myriad of ways, including the content of their classes, the type of instruction received, and the tests mandated for graduation. The focus of this study is the physical fitness test and how it affects the proportion of women to men matriculating from these academies. A predictive model of academy completion

Corina Schulze

2012-01-01

301

Financial Operations of the Five Service Academies: Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the first report of the review of operations of five service academies operated by the government: U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut; and Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. This report…

Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.

302

Duke University: The Clark Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at Duke University, the Clark Lab "conducts research in plant community ecology, paleoclimate and fire ecology." The lab website contains brief descriptions of various research projects on Forest Dynamics and Environmental Change, Dispersal and Tree Population Migration, Molecular Biogeography, and New Computational Approaches for Forest Dynamics, to name a few. Notably, the site contains a nice selection of downloadable articles that have appeared in such publications as _Ecology_, _Forest Ecology and Management_, _Ecological Monographs_, _Nature_, and _Canadian Journal of Forest Research_. The site also offers brief information about several lab members including email addresses.

303

Neutron Transversity at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

Nucleon transversity and single transverse spin asymmetries have been the recent focus of large efforts by both theorists and experimentalists. On-going and planned experiments from HERMES, COMPASS and RHIC are mostly on the proton or the deuteron. Presented here is a planned measurement of the neutron transversity and single target spin asymmetries at Jefferson Lab in Hall A using a transversely polarized {sup 3}He target. Also presented are the results and plans of other neutron transverse spin experiments at Jefferson Lab. Finally, the factorization for semi-inclusive DIS studies at Jefferson Lab is discussed.

Jian-Ping Chen; Xiaodong Jiang; Jen-chieh Peng; Lingyan Zhu

2005-09-07

304

ConsumerLab.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It may be difficult for the average consumer to evaluate the sometimes grandiose claims that various supplements, vitamins, and other such products make on their labels and such. One way to learn about products is ConsumerLab.com, which provides independent test results and information in order to assist consumers and healthcare professionals to evaluate such products. The casual visitor will want to begin by looking over the âÂÂLatest Resultsâ area on the homepage, which provides some information on their recent tests on melatonin sleep supplements and other related nostrums. Visitors looking for information on specific products will want to direct their mouse to the âÂÂLaboratory Test Resultsâ area. Here they can look through a list of product evaluations that include nutrition bars, ginkgo biloba, and the ever-popular echinacea. The site is rounded out by a very nice area on âÂÂRecalls and Warnings, which (as its name suggests) includes information on recent notices posted by the Federal Trade Commission and other such agencies.

305

Hospital labs go under microscope.  

PubMed

Financial pressures are hitting hospital clinical labs on both the inpatient and outpatient sides. To control expenses, hospitals are teaming up to buy supplies, centralizing services and improving blood management. PMID:24933871

Aston, Geri

2014-05-01

306

State of the Lab 2012  

SciTech Connect

Ames Laboratory Director Alex King delivers the annual State of the Lab address on Thursday, May 17, 2012, the 65th Anniversary of the founding of The Ames Laboratory. This video contains highlights from the address.

King, Alex

2012-01-01

307

State of the Lab 2012  

ScienceCinema

Ames Laboratory Director Alex King delivers the annual State of the Lab address on Thursday, May 17, 2012, the 65th Anniversary of the founding of The Ames Laboratory. This video contains highlights from the address.

King, Alex

2013-03-01

308

Intro PendulumLab Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Introductory Physics Pendulum Lab program asks students to develop a model for a pendulum. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double-clicking the ejs_intro_PendulumLab.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. In order to modify this simulation (and see how it is designed), if you have Ejs installed, you can right-click within the simulation window and select Open Ejs Model from the pop-up menu. Information about Ejs (Easy Java Simulations) is available at: http://www.um.es/fem/Ejs/. The Intro Pendulum Lab program is one of a suite of Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) models used in Introductory Physics Labs. Ejs, a part of the Open Source Physics Project, and is designed to make it easier to access, modify and generate computer models. Additional models can be found by searching ComPADRE for Ejs.

Cox, Anne; Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario; Brock, Jacob

2008-05-30

309

High School Photonics Lab Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This pdf from OP-TEC, the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education, features the High School Photonics Lab Manual. This free 76 page pdf document is the lab manual for the course Fundamentals of Light and Lasers. This course contains the basicprinciples of light, lasers and laser safety that are needed to study specific types of laser systems,advanced geometric and physical optics, fiber optics and optical measurements.

2011-10-11

310

Density Column Lab - Part 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this first part of a two-part lab activity, students use triple balance beams and graduated cylinders to take measurements and calculate the densities of several common, irregularly shaped objects with the purpose to resolve confusion about mass and density. After this activity, conduct the associated Density Column Lab - Part 2 activity before presenting the associated Density & Miscibility lesson for discussion about concepts that explain what students have observed.

GK-12 Program,

311

Lab 3: Building a Reef  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

During this lab, students learn about the life cycle of corals, including how they grow and reproduce. Students consider the chemistry of seawater and the importance of the symbiotic relationship between corals and zooxanthellae in the formation of coral reefs. They blow CO2 through calcium hydroxide (limewater) to model how respiration assists coral in precipitating calcium carbonate. Students also build on the coral polyp models they made in Lab 2 to demonstrate coral growth, reproduction, and reef formation.

312

Practical Lessons from Place Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

The creators of Place Lab, a location-enhanced mobile computing system, share lessons learned about leading the project and real-world deployment. Place Lab lets a device estimate its location by scanning for fixed radio beacons, such as nearby 802.11 access points and GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) cell towers and referencing the beacons' positions cached in the mobile device's database.

Jeffrey Hightower; Anthony Lamarca; Ian E. Smith

2006-01-01

313

THE LAB@FUTURE PROJECT \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents Lab@Future1, an advanced e-learning platform that uses novel Information and Communication Technologies to support and expand laboratory teaching practices. For this purpose, Lab@Future uses real and computer-generated objects that are interfaced using mechatronic systems, augmented reality, mobile technologies and 3D multi user environments. The main aim is to develop and demonstrate technological support for practical experiments in

Veronique Baudin; Martin Faust; Hannes Kaufmann; Vivian Litsa; Daisy Mwanza; Arnaud Pierre; Alexandra Totter

314

National Academy Study on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After the 51-48 defeat of the CTBT in the Senate, General John Schalikashvili (Former Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff) commissioned the National Academy of Sciences to examine the following technical issues, which will be summarized*: (1) US Capacity to maintain safety/reliability and design/evaluation of its nuclear stockpile without testing. (2) International/US capability to monitor a nuclear test ban, including evasion scenarios. (3) Ability of nations to increase nuclear capability with/without cheating and the potential effect on of cheating on US security * Technical Issues Related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, National Academy Press, 2003. D. Hafemeister, Physics of Societal Issues, Springer-Verlag/AIP Press, 2004.

Hafemeister, David

2004-03-01

315

The New York Academy of Medicine: Current Grey Literature Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The New York Academy of Medicine has been around since 1847, and they have had a distinctly urban mission since their founding. Their online library contains a number of resources for medical doctors and other health care professionals, and the Grey Literature Report is one of the most compelling offerings on their site. The Report was started in 1999, and it was initially intended for internal research purposes. Currently, the Report is now published bimonthly by the Academy Library, and it contains "unindexed materials that are not produced by commercial publishers and are unavailable through normal, commercial distribution channels." The documents include case studies, conference proceedings, fact sheets, government documents, research reports, and white papers. Recent editions of the Report have included timely works from the AARP, the Commonwealth Fund, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy.

316

Probiotic Spectra of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and their probio-active cellular substances exert many beneficial effects in the gastrointestinal tract. LAB prevent adherence, establishment, and replication of several enteric mucosal pathogens through several antimicrobial mechanisms. LAB also release various enzymes into the intestinal lumen and exert potential synergistic effects on digestion and alleviate symptoms of intestinal malabsoption. Consumption of LAB fermented dairy products

A. S. Naidu; W. R. Bidlack; R. A. Clemens

1999-01-01

317

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Light-Lenses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an introductory lab that explores lenses and optical images. In this lab students experiment with different kinds of lenses to investigate real and virtual images. The lab requires four lenses: +50mm, +120mm, +440mm, and -53mm. This item is part of a larger collection of online physics labs by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-07-19

318

The Diatom Collection of the California Academy of Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The California Academy of Sciences provides this useful site on the "taxonomic information, images, records of collections, and references pertaining to diatoms." Although minimal in graphic imagery, the site does a nice job of describing these microscopic aquatic organisms via four main sections: Diatom Identification (Glossary, some Light Miscroscope Images), Diatom databases (Taxon, Types, Locality and Publications), Diatom research (Diatom Genus Project), and Diatom Links. Students, researchers, and anyone interested in diatoms will find an abundance of information at this site.

319

American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Occasional Papers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A new series of occasional papers sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences are now available online in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The two paper topics are "Evaluation and the Academy: Are We Doing the Right Thing? Grade Inflation and Letters of Recommendation" (also provided are links to other articles relating to this topic), and "Trends in American and German Higher Education." Authored by Henry Rosovsky, former dean of Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Matthew Hartley, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, "Evaluation and the Academy" suggests that changing the current system will be difficult but asserts that the "academic world has the obligation to make education improvements when needed and when possible." Simply accepting the status quo "is not acceptable professional conduct." Furthermore, "Trends in American and German Higher Education," edited by Robert McC. Adams of the University of California, San Diego, examines the current conditions of the research university systems in the US and Germany. On the whole, both papers provide valuable information for educators, researchers, students, administrators, and those interested in the enterprise of higher education. Forthcoming is a paper entitled "Making the Humanities Count: The Importance of Data."

2002-01-01

320

Lunar Farside Radio Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is proposed that the Farside of the Moon should be protected legally against man-made radio pollution and uncontrolled exploitation. In fact, only by establishing a radiotelescope on the Farside of the Moon it will finally be possible to cope with the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) that is now increasingly plaguing all of Radioastronomy, Bioastronomy and Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Searches done from the surface of the Earth. It is suggested to partition the Farside into 3 sectors, each 60°wide, to ensurethe creation of a future “Lunar Farside Radio Lab” inside crater Daedalus (at 180°E) with our planned Radiotelescope (in practice a Phased Array),complete freedom to exploit the Nearside as well as the four Lagrangian points L1, L3, L4 and L5 of the Earth Moon system by allowing even some International Space Stations to be located there. It is also claimed, however, thatthe “opposite” Lagrangian point L2 should possibly be kept free of spacecrafts that would flood the Farside by the RFI they produce. Realistically, it might be difficult to comply with the latter request in view of the far-future development of a Space Base located there in order to depart towards the Asteroids and the Outer Planets at very reduced fuel consumption. A more reasonable request about any future space station located at the Earth Moon L2 point is thus that this future space station should be shielded to prevent its RFI from reaching the Farside of the Moon.A number of further astrophysical, astronautical and technical issues could just be highlighted in this study and deserve much more elaboration. To mention a few:the precise size of the “Quiet Cone” extending into space above the Farside of the Moon. Also, the experimental measurement of how quiet this Cone actually is by letting a radiometer orbit the Moon (see the web site www.rli.it);the mathematical modelling of the weak ionosphere of the Moon and its possible diffraction effects at very low frequencies. In other words, exploring the radio spectrum below 15 MHz (impossible from Earth) might open up a new era in Cosmology and Astrophysics in general;last, but not the least, the political problems involved with the future international exploitation of the Moon Farside. The IISL supported this author in this regard, but much more serious action should be undertaken, especially in conjunction with the United Nations. The protection of at least part of the Farside against wild commercial and military exploitation is regarded as the #1 priority of this study.

Maccone, Claudio

2005-03-01

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[Comparative analysis of semiotic shifts, established by LCS of blood plasma from random samples of studied subjects from the zone of the Chernobyl accident, "Ural Radiation Trace", and collaborators from St. Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences].  

PubMed

Using the developed "semiotic" classifier of laser correlation spectra of blood plasma the authors have carried out the verification of organism states of patients from the zone of Chernobyl accident, "Ural radiation trace" and collaborators from Sanct-Petersbourg Institute of Nuclear Physics. An analysis of results obtained using accidental selections which differed as to the character of radiation injury evidences for high informativeness of "semiotic" classifier of laser correlation spectra of blood plasma. PMID:9848185

Ternovo?, K S; Selezneva, T N; Akleev, A V; Pashkov, I A; Noskin, L A; Klopov, N V; Noskin, V A; Starodub, N F

1998-01-01

322

Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site discusses Boston University's Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FTMS) Lab's devotion to the improvement of FTMS instrumentation and methods for its everyday biochemical functions. After discovering the importance of FTMS, visitors can find out about the lab's work in the enhancement of electrospray ion source and Cryogenic FTMS. Students can learn about the modern biochemistry's utilization of both traditional instrumentation such as gel electrophoresis and the latest devices including high performance chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and X-ray crystallography. By downloading the Boston University Data Analysis (B.U.D.A.), researchers can participate in the development of analysis software for FTMS.

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Periphere Netzhautdefekte — wann behandeln? Behandlungsrichtlinien der American Academy of Ophthalmology  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Zusammenfassung  Preferred Practice Pattern (PPP) der American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) sind Richtlinien, die Charakteristiken und Komponenten\\u000a hochqualitativer Augenbehandlung definieren. Sie basieren auf aktuellsten wissenschaftlichen Daten, interpretiert durch anerkannte\\u000a Spezialisten und werden regelmäßig aktualisiert (mindestens jährlich).\\u000a \\u000a Die Prinzipien der PPP im Allgemeinen sind Empfehlungen, die klinisch relevant sein und sinnvolle Informationen für den Praktizierenden\\u000a liefern sollen. Die Empfehlungen sollen die Wichtigkeit

P. V. Vécsei-Marlovits; B. Weingessel; S. Richter-Müksch; A. Varga; S. Sacu

2006-01-01

324

California Academy of Sciences-Ichthyology: The Catalog of Fishes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Searching for a comprehensive fish information resource? The Catalog of Fishes from the California Academy of Sciences contains approximately 56,000 described species and subspecies of fishes making it "the first treatment of all described fishes since Linnaeus in 1758." The Catalog also contains approximately 21,700 references, and 10,600 genera and subgenera. The website includes an Introduction with brief sections for Species of Fishes, Genera of Fishes, Species of Classification, Genera in Classification, and Literature Cited. Site users can locate fish by searching separate databases for genera, species, and references. The site also provides instructions for searching the three respective databases.

325

Online Ethics Center at the National Academy of Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Engineering is a key part of the modern world, and many engineering students (and teachers) crave high-quality materials on engineering ethics. Fortunately for such individuals, the Online Ethics Center (OEC) is a great place to find such materials. The OEC became an activity of the National Academy of Engineering in March 2007, and since then their online offerings have grown significantly. The teaching and educational materials on the site are organized into sections that include "Safety and the Environment", "Employment and Legal Issues", "Professional Practice", and "Responsible Research". Visitors can also click on a glossary of terms, and even suggest a resource that might be helpful to other users.

326

Longevity of screenwriters who win an academy award: longitudinal study  

PubMed Central

Objective To determine whether the link between high success and longevity extends to academy award winning screenwriters. Design Retrospective cohort analysis. Participants All screenwriters ever nominated for an academy award. Main outcome measures Life expectancy and all cause mortality. Results A total of 850 writers were nominated; the median duration of follow up from birth was 68 years; and 428 writers died. On average, winners were more successful than nominees, as indicated by a 14% longer career (27.7 v 24.2, P=0.004), 34% more total films (23.2 v 17.3, P<0.001), 58% more four star films (4.8 v 3.1, P<0.001), and 62% more nominations (2.1 v 1.3, P<0.001). However, life expectancy was 3.6 years shorter for winners than for nominees (74.1 v 77.7 years, P=0.004), equivalent to a 37% relative increase in death rates (95% confidence interval 10 to 70). After adjustment for year of birth, sex, and other factors, a 35% relative increase in death rates was found (7% to 70%). Additional wins were associated with a 22% relative increase in death rates (3% to 44%). Additional nominations and additional other films in a career otherwise caused no significant increase in death rates. Conclusion The link between occupational achievement and longevity is reversed in screenwriters who win academy awards. Doubt is cast on simple biological theories for the survival gradients found for other members of society. What is already known on this topicHigh achievement has been associated with decreased all cause mortality for people in many different occupationsSuch an association is compatible with behavioural and biological theories for the role of social determinantsWhat this study addsScreenwriters nominated for an academy award show a paradoxical survival pattern, where greater success is associated with a large decrease in life expectancyThe paradox is not easily explained by talent, prestige, financial earnings, material conditions, reverse causality, measurement error, or simple demographicsIt might reflect the unusual lifestyles of writers, where success is not linked to exemplary conduct or control; this underscores the importance of behaviour

Redelmeier, Donald A; Singh, Sheldon M

2001-01-01

327

LabWrite: Transforming Lab Reports from Busy Work to Meaningful Learning Opportunities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lab reports are the dreaded assignments of the laboratory course. Students dislike them, because they can be tedious and time-consuming. Instructors dislike them, because they significantly increase the grading load. For this reason, lab reports are often omitted or replaced by alternatives such as responses to lab questions, fill-in-the-blank lab manual exercises, or lab quizzes. Despite its negative associations, the lab reports can help students learn how to write scientifically using an authentic scientific writing genre that allows them to formulate hypotheses, make inferences based on findings, and develop scientific arguments--cornerstones of scientific literacy. Students are also more apt to revisit the lab procedure and reflect on the experiment when writing lab reports. Reflecting on the lab in conjunction with putting the lab in their own words provides students a very effective tool for learning the science of the lab.

Wiebe, Eric; Carter, Michael; Ferzli, Miriam

2005-11-01

328

State of the Lab Address  

ScienceCinema

In his third-annual State of the Lab address, Ames Laboratory Director Alex King called the past year one of "quiet but strong progress" and called for Ames Laboratory to continue to build on its strengths while responding to changing expectations for energy research.

329

The Mobile Math Lab Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a mobile computer lab set up in a converted bus that is used by fourth graders as part of the math curriculum. The program, which emphasizes problem solving and spatial visualization, also addresses gender differences and in-service teacher training. The physical arrangements, including provisions for computer security, are described.…

Gray, Elaine

1991-01-01

330

Physical Therapist Assistant Fitness Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Colby Community College's (CCC) Fitness Lab was established to provide the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program with a learning laboratory in which students can practice classroom-acquired skills, while at the same time promoting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual well-being of CCC students and staff, and community members. A…

Backstrom, Kurt; And Others

331

A Lab for All Reasons.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a demonstration science laboratory at the University of Florida. Discussed is laboratory design, including instructional space, lab stations, sink areas, safety areas, and a storage and distribution area. The impact of this type of design is cited. Diagrams and photographs are included. (CW)

Cronin-Jones, Linda L.

1990-01-01

332

State of the Lab Address  

ScienceCinema

In his third-annual State of the Lab address, Ames Laboratory Director Alex King called the past year one of "quiet but strong progress" and called for Ames Laboratory to continue to build on its strengths while responding to changing expectations for energy research.

King, Alex

2013-03-01

333

Editor's Corner: National Lab Day  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In November 2009, President Obama helped launch National Lab Day (NLD)--an initiative that promises to become the most ambitious science-education partnership project ever in the United States. NLD is a nationwide movement to "build local communities of su

Metz, Steve

2010-04-01

334

Pre-Lab Questions: Magnetism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A series of simulation based interactive questions that were used as pre-lab questions at Kennesaw State University. The simulations in this case are based on Davidson's College Physlets. These particular questions focus on magnetism. Magnetism due to a bar magnet, a wire, a loop and a solenoid are explored.

Mzoughi, Taha

2008-07-19

335

Logistics in the Computer Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses ways to provide good computer laboratory facilities for elementary and secondary schools. Topics discussed include establishing the computer lab and selecting hardware; types of software; physical layout of the room; printers; networking possibilities; considerations relating to the physical environment; and scheduling methods. (LRW)

Cowles, Jim

1989-01-01

336

Plasma Dynamo Experiments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment (MPDX) is under construction to explore the self-excitation processes of a range of astrophysical dynamos. Numerical simulations of von K'arm'an flow have shown that a two-vortex flow can produce a dynamo when the magnetic Reynolds number is sufficiently high, which, for a plasma, requires a large, hot, flowing and unmagnetized plasma. This poster discusses experimental plans for von K'arm'an flow in MPDX as well as prototype experiments on the Plasma Couette Experiment (PCX). The PCX is a cylindrical plasma experiment currently being used to optimize a multi-cusp magnetic confinement scheme for experiments on the magnetorotational instability. It also provides a platform for prototyping two types of plasma sources (electron cyclotron heating and LaB6 cathode) as well as an ExB stirring mechanism, diagnostics, and future MPDX dynamo scenarios. This poster will review recent findings from PCX involving the fabrication and operation of a new LaB6 electron source and its use in driving Dean flow. While currently attainable densities (ne 10^17 m-3, using electron cyclotron heating) require Hall MHD in calculating the plasma response to various flow profiles, the new LaB6 electron source may allow high enough densities to place the plasma in a purely MHD regime. Work supported by NSF.

Weisberg, David; Collins, Cami; Katz, Noam; Wallace, John; Khalzov, Ivan; Jara-Almonte, Jonathan; Forest, Cary

2011-11-01

337

Lab Oversight: A Building Block of Trust  

MedlinePLUS

... of this website will be limited. Search Help? Lab Oversight: A Building Block of Trust Share this ... patient in my practice who hasn't had lab tests," says Dr. Scott Luria, an internal medicine ...

338

Environment monitoring using LabVIEW.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A system has been developed for electronically recording and monitoring temperature, humidity, and other environmental variables at the Silicon Detector Facility located in Lab D. The data is collected by LabVIEW software, which runs in the background on ...

J. Hawtree

1995-01-01

339

Position of the academy of nutrition and dietetics: functional foods.  

PubMed

It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to recognize that although all foods provide some level of physiological function, the term functional foods is defined as whole foods along with fortified, enriched, or enhanced foods that have a potentially beneficial effect on health when consumed as part of a varied diet on a regular basis at effective levels based on significant standards of evidence. The Academy supports Food and Drug Administration-approved health claims on food labels when based on rigorous scientific substantiation. All food is essentially functional at some level as it provides energy and nutrients needed to sustain life. However, there is growing evidence that some food components, not considered nutrients in the traditional sense, may provide positive health benefits. Foods containing these food components are called functional foods. Functional food research holds many promises for improving the quality of life for consumers; however, to achieve such outcomes, scientific research must effectively establish the bioavailability and efficacy of these compounds at levels that are physiologically achievable under typical dietary patterns. This Position Paper reviews the complexities of defining functional foods; categories of foods marketed as functional; regulation of functional foods; the scientific substantiation of and advancement of functional food research; as well as a message to registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered, on how to remain current in their knowledge of functional food research and the translation of this information to consumers. PMID:23885705

Crowe, Kristi M; Francis, Coni

2013-08-01

340

The Development of MSFC Usability Lab  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This conference poster reviews the development of the usability lab at Marshall Space Flight Center. The purpose of the lab was to integrate a fully functioning usability laboratory to provide a resource for future human factor assessments. and to implement preliminary usability testing on a MSFC website to validate the functionality of the lab.

Cheng, Yiwei; Richardson, Sally

2010-01-01

341

Jefferson Lab Hands-on Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are some of the hands-on activities used in Jefferson Lab's BEAMS program. In BEAMS, classes of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are exposed to the Lab's scientific environment. For five consecutive days during school hours, classes of 6th grade students and their teachers participate in these science and math activities conducted with Jefferson Lab staff.

Education, Thomas J.

342

Studies of Poststrike Air Traffic Control Specialist Trainees. 3. Changes in Demographic Characteristics of Academy Entrants and Biodemographic Predictors of Success in Air Traffic Controller Selection and Academy Screening.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A Biographical Questionnaire (BQ) was completed by 3,578 air traffic control students who entered the FAA Academy between October1985 and September 1987. The demographic characteristics of these more recent Academy trainees (from a more stabilized poststr...

C. A. Manning L. G. Nye W. E. Collins

1990-01-01

343

DOD Service Academies: Comparison of Honor and Conduct Adjudicatory Processes. Report to Congressional Committees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes and compares the honor and conduct systems at the Department of Defense's service academies and describes the attitudes and perceptions of students toward these systems. Principal findings included the following: (1) academy honor systems differ regarding toleration and standards of proof; (2) honor systems provide the…

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of National Security and International Affairs.

344

High School Career Academies: A 40-Year Proven Model for Improving College and Career Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school career academies are a time-tested model for improving academic outcomes and preparing students for both college and careers. Career academies (1) are smaller learning communities taught by a team of interdisciplinary teachers, (2) provide a rigorous academic curriculum based on a career theme that demonstrates how knowledge is used…

Brand, Betsy

2009-01-01

345

The Hubbard Summer Academy for Future Teachers: Implications for Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed participants in the Hubbard Summer Academy for Future Teachers at Emporia State University, Kansas, which is designed to take the best and brightest high school seniors who are interested in becoming teachers and help them better understand what teachers do. The survey was mailed to all Summer Academy students who had graduated…

Glennen, Robert E.; Martin, David J.

346

Unsafe in the Camouflage Tower: Sexual Victimization and Perceptions of Military Academy Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few studies have examined sexual victimization among cadets and midshipmen at the three U.S. Military Academies. Self-report data from the 2005 Service Academy Sexual Assault Survey of Cadets and Midshipmen (n = 5,220) were used to examine the extent of unwanted sexual attention, sexual harassment, unwanted sexual contact, sexual coercion, and…

Snyder, Jamie A.; Fisher, Bonnie S.; Scherer, Heidi L.; Daigle, Leah E.

2012-01-01

347

Academy Update (Early Childhood Professionals Collaborating for Quality), 1986-1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the first 15 consecutive issues of a newsletter published by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (The Academy), a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The newsletter focuses on providing information and feedback on early childhood programs for early childhood…

Academy Update, 1992

1992-01-01

348

Everyday Electrical Engineering: A One-Week Summer Academy Course for High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A summer academy is held for grade 9-12 high school students at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, every year. The academy, dubbed the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP), is a diverse program that aims to attract domestic and international high school students to engineering and sciences (and possibly recruit them). DEEP…

Mehrizi-Sani, A.

2012-01-01

349

Building Fluency, Word-Recognition Ability, and Confidence in Struggling Readers: The Poetry Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to describe a strategy called the Poetry Academy used to boost reading skills in elementary school students. The Poetry Academy paired struggling readers with a community volunteer to read poetry on a weekly schedule to practice fluency, work on word recognition abilities, and build confidence. A research study took…

Wilfong, Lori G.

2008-01-01

350

76 FR 10341 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD...The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the...beyond the control of the USNA Board of Visitors or its Designated Federal Officer,...

2011-02-24

351

Mr. Gove's Road to Privatisation: Forcing Primary Schools to Become Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Not content with the response to his offer to outstanding schools to become academies, Michael Gove's next move has been to force schools to become academies. Resistance from parents and the local community has made no difference. This article explains what happened in Haringey and how undemocratic the whole process has been.

Mansfield, Melian

2012-01-01

352

Math Academy: Are You Game? Explorations in Probability. Supplemental Math Materials for Grades 3-6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy tools and activities included in this booklet were designed to create hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to the students. This booklet contains the themed program "Are You Game? Math Academy--Explorations in Probability," which teachers can use to…

Rimbey, Kimberly

2007-01-01

353

Characteristics of Career Academies in 12 Florida School Districts. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 106  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes career academies in 12 Florida school districts in the 2006/07 school year. It examines their structure and career clusters, the high schools offering them, and the students enrolled. This study is one of the first to investigate both career academy structure and clusters using multiple data sources. It provides state…

Estacion, Angela; D'Souza, Stephanie; Bozick, Robert

2011-01-01

354

Defense Dept. May Cut U.S. Service Academies' Affirmative-Action Efforts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nation's military-service academies could be stripped of one of their chief tools for bringing in black, Hispanic, and American Indian students as a result of regulatory changes being considered by the Department of Defense, officials of the U.S. Air Force Academy said last week. The proposed change in the department's directives to its…

Schmidt, Peter

2007-01-01

355

A Community of Scholars Dedicated to Exploration and Discovery: The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, as a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, engages in educational innovation in secondary school programs for the gifted. The academy is described, focusing on strategic planning, student admissions, academic programs, student…

Gallagher, Shelagh; And Others

1991-01-01

356

Analysis of Academic Assistance Programs on At-Risk Students at the United States Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research is designed to examine the impact of academic assistance programs at the United States Naval Academy on at-risk students. Each year, a percentage of students at the United States Naval Academy are enrolled in an academic assistance program k...

D. M. Fallon

2005-01-01

357

Validity Review of the Color Company Competition at the United States Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As the primary source of officers for the Navy and Marine Corps team, the Naval Academy's reputation is marked by the quality of its graduates. At the United States Naval Academy, the Color Company Competition annually honors the highest performing compan...

D. S. Dryden

2006-01-01

358

From Classrooms to Careers: The Senior Mastery Process at Henry Ford Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Henry Ford Academy is the nations first charter school developed jointly by a global corporation, public education, and a non-profit cultural institution. The Senior Mastery Process at Henry Ford Academy is an innovative, challenging program of career exploration and research project for high school seniors. Beginning with initial job…

Parizek, Deborah; Kesavan, Sandy

359

High School Career Academies: A Pathway to Educational Reform in Urban School Districts?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines the capacity of the career academy--one of the initiatives spawned by the school-to-work movement--to address academic reform in terms of increased education and workplace skills. Qualitative data collected as part of a 7-year local evaluation of career academies and a data set that contains transcript data on a population of…

Maxwell, Nan L.; Rubin, Victor

360

Socialist academies of sciences: the enforced orientation of basic research at user needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the former socialist societies, science was considered an instrument of socialist development and subjected to central planning procedures similar to those used in economic planning. Basic research, but also problem oriented and even some applied research was concentrated in the National Academy of Sciences. To ensure the orientation of academy research on user needs, and particularly on the needs

Renate Mayntz

1998-01-01

361

Teacher Academy Induction Learning Community: Guiding Teachers through Their Zone of Proximal Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a preliminary analysis of The Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) induction support provided through the Teacher Academy Induction Learning Community (TAILC). In response to current US teacher attrition rates, ATE-TAILC's primary objective is to retain teachers in the classroom and provide support to ensure they are fully prepared to meet…

Flores, Belinda Bustos; Hernandez, Arcelia; Garcia, Claudia Trevino; Claeys, Lorena

2011-01-01

362

Evidence from California Partnership Academies: One Model of Linked Learning Pathways  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some of the recent and relevant evidence supporting Linked Learning comes from the substantial amount of data available on California Partnership Academies. These Academies, which have operated in the state for more than two decades, are one of the most well developed models using the Linked Learning approach. A March 2007 study conducted…

Studier, Carol, Ed.

2008-01-01

363

An Electrical Engineering Summer Academy for Middle School and High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An Electrical Engineering Summer Academy for Pre-College Students was held at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, during the summers of 2007 and 2008. The Academy participants included students having just completed 7th to 11th grade and teachers from middle school through high school. The students and teachers participated in team-building,…

LoPresti, Peter G.; Manikas, Theodore W.; Kohlbeck, Jeff G.

2010-01-01

364

77 FR 42229 - Gruma Corporation, Spina Bifida Association, March of Dimes Foundation, American Academy of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Association, March of Dimes Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal DSM N.V., and National Council of La Raza; Filing...Association, March of Dimes Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal DSM N.V., and National Council of La Raza...

2012-07-18

365

The Virtual Terrorism Response Academy: Training for High-Risk, Low-Frequency Threats  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Virtual Terrorism Response Academy is a reusable virtual learning environment to prepare emergency responders to deal with high-risk, low-frequency events in general, terrorist attacks in particular. The principal learning strategy is a traditional one: apprenticeship. Trainees enter the Academy and travel through its halls, selecting different learning experiences under the guidance of instructors who are simultaneously master practitioners and

Joseph V. HENDERSON

366

Final Report of the Evaluation of the 1971-72 Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major objective of the Street Academy Program, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, is to help students stay in schools, or to help dropouts return to school or enter the world of work prepared and motivated to adjust and achieve satisfactorily. The Academy services approximately 500 high school students who…

Erickson, Edsel; Hamler, Bev

367

Final Evaluation Report of the Benjamin Franklin High School--Urban League Street Academies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Street Academy is a program designed to meet the dropout as an individual--to assist, help and support him continually in his daily life. The academies operate from store-fronts located in neighborhoods where there are large concentrations of school dropouts. They are staffed, at the minimum, by a project director, a street worker, and a…

Urban Ed, Inc., New York, NY.

368

From Vision to Action: Solving Problems through Inquiry at Boston Day and Evening Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On a mid-week day in mid-December 2008, Boston Day and Evening Academy's room 209, usually used for board meetings, student assessments, awards dinners, and other occasions requiring an intimate atmosphere, smelled like Chinese food. These second-trimester students at Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) were having a reunion after just a few…

Kunst, Andrea

2009-01-01

369

Southampton: A Case Study on Why Academies Are Not the Answer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author recounts the arrival of two Oasis Community Learning Academies in Southampton through a process of failed political courage to continue supporting the Local Authority. He tells of the subsequent impact when children and parents react against the regime in one of the Academies. In conclusion he challenges the Labour Government over the…

Harris, Richard

2009-01-01

370

Launch of Revans Academy for Action Learning and Research: Manchester Business School November 26, 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the launching of the Revans Academy for Action Learning and Research at Manchester Business School on 26 November 2008. The goal of the Academy is to foster the development of action learning as a unifying framework within Manchester Business School. Its goal is to provide a hub for dialogue, collaboration, exploitation and…

Clark, Elaine

2009-01-01

371

Report to the Legislature: School Leadership Academies Training Initiative. Line Item 7061-9411  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Report to the Legislature: School Leadership Academies Training Initiative" is submitted pursuant to Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2007, line item 7061-941. In FY 08, the legislature appropriated $1 million to support the second year of a program to develop and implement School Leadership Academies for principals and superintendents to increase…

Nellhaus, Jeffrey

2008-01-01

372

Male Academies for At-Risk Urban Youth: Legal and Policy Lessons from the Detroit Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a brief history and description of the male academy program in Detroit, Michigan; reviews the nature of the legal arguments advanced in this case; and identifies lessons to be learned regarding the fundamental legal, political, and policy issues associated with the male academy movement. (68 references) (MLF)

Vergon, Charles

1993-01-01

373

A Cook's Tour: The Journey to Become a Model Culinary Arts Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is about how the West Boca Raton Community High School's Culinary Arts Academy achieved national model status as it works to prepare the next generation of culinary artists. The culinary academy, established in 2004, adopted national standards that have served as a foundation for its excellence. In November 2007, the National Career…

Bantang, Susan C.

2008-01-01

374

Setting up Academies, Campaigning against Them: An Analysis of a Contested Policy Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academies have proved to be one of the most contentious of the Labour government's education policies. The education policies of the Labour government, including Academies, have been the subject of a large body of academic research and analysis, much of it critical. However, it has tended to neglect popular dissent and movements of opposition.…

Hatcher, Richard

2009-01-01

375

The Henry Ford Academy: An Innovative Space for Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Edith Graybill, English instructor at the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan, speaks about her school's English language arts curriculum, the influence of the school on the role of English language arts, the theories of teaching and learning used at the Academy, and other related topics. She believes that most of the students appreciate…

n/a, n/a

2005-01-01

376

Female Students and Denominational Affiliation: Sources of Success and Variation among Nineteenth-Century Academies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies the institutional characteristics and strategic choices of successful academies operating under the New York Regents system from 1838 to 1850. Identifies single-sex education and denominational affiliation as important for success. Suggests frameworks for investigating variations among the 19th-century academies and discusses implications…

Beadie, Nancy

1999-01-01

377

Striking the Balance: Career Academies Combine Academic Rigor and Workplace Relevance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career Academies are small learning communities established at the high school level that use career strands as an organizing framework for learning and instruction, as well as for engaging the interest and energies of students. Standards common to well-designed Career Academy: (1) Central goal of preparing students for higher education and…

Smith, Thomas J.

2008-01-01

378

The CSI Academy: Encouraging Diverse Students to Consider Science Careers and Science Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The CSI academies employed a multi-layered, collaborative approach to encourage diverse students to consider STEM careers, including science teaching. The academies recruited a diverse group of high school students. This was due, in large part, to the creation of a unique selection process that identified students with unrealized potential. The…

Kaye, Karen; Turner, John F.; Emigh, James

2011-01-01

379

Ejs Intro Mechanics Lab Package  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Introductory Physics Lab package contains Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) models used in Introductory Physics Laboratories which ask students to develop a series of models for simple mechanical systems. Ejs, a part of the Open Source Physics Project, is designed to make it easier to access, modify and generate computer models. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double-clicking the ejs_intro_lab.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. In order to modify the simulations (and see how they are designed), if you have Ejs installed, you can right-click within the simulation window and select Open Ejs Model from the pop-up menu. Information about Ejs (Easy Java Simulations) is available at: http://www.um.es/fem/Ejs/. Additional models (including independent copies of each of the exercises contained in this package) can be found by searching ComPADRE for Ejs.

Cox, Anne; Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2008-06-03

380

Jefferson Lab. FEL user facility  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Jefferson Lab's IR Demo FEL Facility includes an associated 600 m2 user facility containing six separate laboratory areas. In the summer of 1999 we began delivery of beam int two of these labs as part of our commissioning of the FEL optical transport and laser safety systems. The high average power capability in the mid-IR, along with an ultrafast high PRF temporal structure makes this laser a unique source for both applied and basic research. While commissioning, we conducted several test, primarily of laser-materials interactions that take advantage of the unique characteristics of this FEL. An overview of the FEL facility and its current performance, along with a synopsis of current and future experiments, will be presented.

Shinn, Michelle D.; Benson, Stephen V.; Biallas, George; Bohn, Courtlandt L.; Douglas, David; Dylla, F.; Evans, Richard; Fugitt, Jock; Gubeli, J.; Hill, Richard; Jordan, Kevin; Krafft, Geoffrey; Li, Rui; Merminga, Lia; Neil, George R.; Oepts, Dick; Piot, Phillipe; Preble, Joe; Siggins, Tim; Walker, Richard; Yunn, Byung

2000-03-01

381

PBS Learning Media: Forces Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This four-part interactive simulation explores some of the most important forces to be considered in structural engineering. It's a fun way for kids in Grades 4-8 to learn about compression, tension, torque, and shear -- and then apply this knowledge to further explore structural load. In the "Materials Lab" section, they stretch and compress 8 different types of building materials: wood, plastic, aluminum, brick, concrete, reinforced concrete, cast iron, and steel. Last, in the "Shapes Lab", they choose from rectangular, arched, and triangular shapes and test their stability. PBS Learning Media is a collection of 10,000+ videos, lessons, and activities compiled by researchers and experienced teachers to promote use of digital resources in the classroom.

2011-10-04

382

Design labs: Students' expectations and reality  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a study reported in PERC 2004 the authors described how introductory physics labs in which students design their own experiments help them develop scientific abilities. These include the ability to design an experiment to solve a problem, to collect and analyze data and to communicate the details of the experimental procedure. The goal of the present study is to investigate the social aspect of student learning in these labs: whether students' expectations are consistent with the goals of the labs, whether student assessment of their learning in the labs matches the goals, and whether students perceive the labs as helpful in learning useful skills.

Etkina, Eugenia; Murthy, Sahana

2006-02-01

383

Design labs: Students' expectations and reality  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In a study reported in PERC 2004 the authors described how introductory physics labs in which students design their own experiments help them develop scientific abilities. These include the ability to design an experiment to solve a problem, to collect and analyze data and to communicate the details of the experimental procedure. The goal of the present study is to investigate the social aspect of student learning in these labs: whether students' expectations are consistent with the goals of the labs, whether student assessment of their learning in the labs matches the goals, and whether students perceive the labs as helpful in learning useful skills.

Etkina, Eugenia; Murthy, Sahana

2009-07-13

384

Sea Scallop Shell Lab Handout  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Used in combination with the Sea Scallop Shell Lab teacher's guide, students will examine sea scallop shells to figure out as much as possible about the scallops living on the sea floor in one three important fishery grounds, Hudson Canyon, off New Bedford, MA, and George's Bank. The activity emphasizes observation, measurements, and basic calculations. The teacher's guide is available from the COSEE-NE OSEI resource site.

385

Lab 3: Discovering Local Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In Labs 1 and 2 students combined their observations at the study site with life experience and reasoning as they made a list of the ways in which components and elements of the Earth system are interconnected. In this investigation they analyze data that suggest some of the same kinds of interconnectedness but that also raise some questions. Their life experiences and reasoning skills continue to be essential as they attempt to address the mysteries.

386

New Features in ADS Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) has been working hard on updating its services and interfaces to better support our community's research needs. ADS Labs is a new interface built on the old tried-and-true ADS Abstract Databases, so all of ADS's content is available through it. In this presentation we highlight the new features that have been developed in ADS Labs over the last year: new recommendations, metrics, a citation tool and enhanced fulltext search. ADS Labs has long been providing article-level recommendations based on keyword similarity, co-readership and co-citation analysis of its corpus. We have now introduced personal recommendations, which provide a list of articles to be considered based on a individual user's readership history. A new metrics interface provides a summary of the basic impact indicators for a list of records. These include the total and normalized number of papers, citations, reads, and downloads. Also included are some of the popular indices such as the h, g and i10 index. The citation helper tool allows one to submit a set of records and obtain a list of top 10 papers which cite and/or are cited by papers in the original list (but which are not in it). The process closely resembles the network approach of establishing "friends of friends" via an analysis of the citation network. The full-text search service now covers more than 2.5 million documents, including all the major astronomy journals, as well as physics journals published by Springer, Elsevier, the American Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and all of the arXiv eprints. The full-text search interface interface allows users and librarians to dig deep and find words or phrases in the body of the indexed articles. ADS Labs is available at http://adslabs.org

Accomazzi, Alberto; Kurtz, M. J.; Henneken, E. A.; Grant, C. S.; Thompson, D.; Di Milia, G.; Luker, J.; Murray, S. S.

2013-01-01

387

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides resources to assist students in understanding introductory statistics. Multimedia instruction, demonstrations, case studies and an analysis lab are provided. Topics covered include analysis of variance, boxplot, confidence interval, contrast among means, correlated t-test, correlation, histogram, independent groups t-test, regression, and a repeated measures ANOVA. The simulations/demonstrations are free JAVA applets in the public domain. Simulations and demonstrations and JBuilder source code are available for download.

2008-12-31

388

Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab at Carnegie Mellon University conducts research into robotics motion planning, coverage, sensor-based planning, and visibility. Their site informs visitors about the research projects and researchers and provides postscript copies of related papers. Short demonstration videos, available under Projects, show sensorless and sensor-based applications. CMU's Distributed Robotics and Manipulation Reading Group also posts postscript files of their reading list.

1998-01-01

389

Physics Lab Online: Practice Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of student practice problems addresses topics typically covered in an algebra-based physics course. The values in the problems are randomly generated to give students the opportunity to work independently and to repeat a problem set as needed. Students can check answers as they do the problems. This page is part of a larger set of curriculum materials by the same author. It contains syllabi, lessons, hands-on labs, AP review exercises, and assessments.

2011-06-22

390

Evolution of the statutes and membership of the international academy of astronautics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This segment deals with the institutional aspects of the origin and development of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), as reflected, in particular, in its basic legal documents, the IAA Statutes and Bylaws. These documents not only provide the legal basis on which the Academy was erected and its membership assembled, but also reflect the philosophy which has underlain the edifice of the Academy from its beginning until the present, even though the Academy has undergone some visible transformations in recent years. Notwithstanding these changes, however, the ideals that led to the establishment of the IAA remain valid and the Academy maintains its original goals and commitments. Its membership and governing bodies should now concentrate on how to further increase the scope and effectiveness of the activities of the IAA so as to strengthen its place and role among international organizations serving the cause of international co-operation in the peaceful uses of outer space in the present world community.

Kopal, Vladimir

391

Out-of-plane microvalves for whole blood separation on lab-on-a-CD  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The emergence of lab-on-a-CD technology provides a centrifugal and compact platform for high throughput blood analysis in point-of-care (POC) diagnostics. Blood separation of the whole blood is the first step for clinical blood diagnosis. This paper describes a novel design of an out-of-plane microvalve that enables high performance of whole blood separation on lab-on-a-CD centrifugal devices. In our lab-on-a-CD design, blood cells and plasma are redistributed into a downstream sedimentation reservoir and an upstream supernatant reservoir, respectively, when the device spins. By tuning the rotational speed, the 'close' or 'open' status of an out-of-plane microvalve embedded in the lab-on-a-CD device is controlled to isolate these two reservoirs. Compared with a similar design but without the out-of-plane microvalve, this novel microvalve structure can effectively prevent blood cells from diffusing back to the supernatant reservoir containing pure plasma, and thus improve the performance of blood separation as well as subsequent blood analysis. We demonstrate that the lab-on-a-CD device with out-of-plane microvalves can achieve 99.9% plasma purity and 96 ± 0.5% plasma yield for the whole blood. Because of its simple structure and easily controlled working mechanism, the out-of-plane microvalve not only leads to high performance of whole blood separation, but also makes the manufacturing of this type of lab-on-a-CD device easy and inexpensive. If integrated into some existing lab-on-a-CD devices, the out-of-plane microvalve may also help improve their performance.

Li, Tingjie; Zhang, Limin; Leung, Kar Man; Yang, Jun

2010-10-01

392

Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies: Academic Program Year 2012-2013.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Section 532 of Public Law 109-364 requires an annual report on the effectiveness of the policies, training, and procedures of each Military Service Academy (MSA) with respect to sexual harassment and violence involving Academy personnel. This report provi...

J. L. Wright

2013-01-01

393

[Clinical toxicology of the Academy: yesterday, today and tomorrow].  

PubMed

National toxicology school of the Kirov Military Medical Academy, demonstrates the unity of clinical and experimental approaches related to one purpose throughout its history--saving human life and health from exposure to toxic substances of chemical nature. For more than three centuries the russian science of toxicology has been steadily developing, often ahead of the world science. It helped to create the means of protection and develop methods of treatment for chemical lesions. Currently, toxicology departments of military field therapy and military toxicology and medical protection are actively involved in the current study of military medicine, restructuring policy to provide toxicological aid in the Armed Forces, the development and introduction of Innovative methods of diagnosis and treatment of victims of toxicological etiology. PMID:24738280

Sofronov, G A; Khalimov, Iu Sh; Matveev, S Iu; Kuz'mich, V G; Fomichev, A V

2013-12-01

394

National academy of sciences "standardization": on what terms?  

PubMed

The frequently cited 2009 National Academy of Sciences Report entitled "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward" has become a focal point of forensic science practitioners' discussions and research since its publication. One of its recommendations is "Standardized Terminology and Reporting". Little has been published to date on this topic, although conversations and dialogs on the subject are ongoing. The upshot of this communication is to draw attention to the problem of one term in particular, perimortem, which may be only the proverbial "tip of the iceberg" in the lexicon-related concerns of forensic scientists. Even if it is an isolated issue, it is one that reflects the need for a consensus on term use and definitions by interdisciplinary practitioners who are currently using the term haphazardly, to the confusion of colleagues and potentially finders-of-fact in the courts. PMID:24854677

Bunch, Ann W

2014-07-01

395

American Academy of Pediatrics. Media violence. Committee on Public Education.  

PubMed

The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes exposure to violence in media, including television, movies, music, and video games, as a significant risk to the health of children and adolescents. Extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed. Pediatricians should assess their patients' level of media exposure and intervene on media-related health risks. Pediatricians and other child health care providers can advocate for a safer media environment for children by encouraging media literacy, more thoughtful and proactive use of media by children and their parents, more responsible portrayal of violence by media producers, and more useful and effective media ratings. PMID:11694708

2001-11-01

396

Environmental Sciences & Sustainability: The NY Academy of Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The New York Academy of Sciences has so many areas that they investigate that choosing just one to highlight can be difficult. The Environmental Sciences and Sustainability topic is particularly interesting, and there's enough material here to warrant several return visits. For example, the article entitled "Flood-Resilient Waterfront Development in New York City: Bridging Flood Insurance, Building Codes, and Flood Zoning" from the annals, is about creating waterfront developments that are resilient to floods, and thus able to account for climate change trends. There are also multiple podcasts that visitors can listen and learn from, such as the 20-minute "The Secret Lives of Bees" podcast, which discusses the 200 species of bees that live in New York City and the Great Pollinator Project. The podcast "Between Earth and Sky" will be of interest to visitors who are fascinated by trees, as veteran forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni explains the connection she has found between humans and trees.

397

The role of the third world academy of sciences (TWAS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1983 and officially launched by the former Secretary General of the United Nations in 1985. TWAS has united the most eminent scientists from the South. It currently has 350 members from 55 developing countries, including the 9 living Nobel Laureates of Third World origin. The main mission of TWAS is to promote scientific excellence for sustainable development in the South. In 1988, TWAS facilitated the establishment of the Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO), a non-governmental alliance of over 133 scientific organizations, including 27 Ministries of Science and Technology and Higher Education, 42 Research Councils and 36 Academies from 70 Third World countries. TWNSO's mission is to assist in building political and scientific leadership for science- based economic development in the South and in promoting broad-based South-South and South-North partnerships in areas of science and technology critical to sustainable development. TWAS and TWNSO have established a number of programmes that can benefit scientists in developing countries conducting ground-based experiments for the utilization of global satellite data. These programmes include the awarding of research grants to promising space scientists to enable them to purchase equipment and spare parts needed for their experimental work, and the awarding of fellowships to space scientists in the South for research and training in other space research institutions in the South. In addition, TWNSO has recently launched a major South-South collaboration programme which will provide competitive research grants to joint research projects (including those related to the utilization of global satellite data) involving 2-3 competent institutions from different countries in the South.

Hassan, M. H. A.

398

77 FR 62221 - Renewal of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Secretary Renewal of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy AGENCY...renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy (hereafter...submit written statements to Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy...

2012-10-12

399

33 CFR 334.160 - Severn River, at U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin, Annapolis, Md.; naval restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Severn River, at U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin, Annapolis, Md.; naval...Severn River, at U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin, Annapolis, Md.; naval...waters within the U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin and adjacent waters of Severn...

2010-07-01

400

33 CFR 334.160 - Severn River, at U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin, Annapolis, Md.; naval restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Severn River, at U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin, Annapolis, Md.; naval...Severn River, at U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin, Annapolis, Md.; naval...waters within the U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin and adjacent waters of Severn...

2009-07-01

401

Criminal Justice Education: Investigation of Retention, Self-Efficacy, and Teaching Style in College Based versus Law Enforcement Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate measures of retention, self-efficacy, and teaching style in a college based law enforcement program versus an agency based law enforcement academy on the west coast through survey methods. A total of 35 law enforcement based academy instructors (i.e., Modesto) and 30 college based academy instructors…

Drummond, Frank J.

2009-01-01

402

Miniaturized Plasma and Neutral Diagnostics for JIMO  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We describe a miniaturized suite of instruments which provides both bulk energy resolved plasma properties and coarse neutral mass spectroscopy suitable for measurements on the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO). The suite is comprised of two instruments; the Miniaturized Electro-Static Analyzer (MESA), and the Flat Plasma Spectrometer (FLAPS), designed to measure the near earth environment on the Air Force Academy small satellite missions Falconsat-2 and 3.

McHarg, M. G.; Enloe, C. L.; Krause, L. A.; Herrero, F. A.

2003-01-01

403

Mag Lab U: Georg Ohm  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a short biography of George Ohm, the 19th-century German physicist who formulated Ohm's Law, which describes the mathematical relationship between electrical current, resistance, and voltage. Unlike most German scientists at the time, Ohm took a mathematical approach to electricity and magnetism. Read about his perseverance in the face of significant adversity and initial poor reception to his theory by scientific peers. Mag Lab U is part of a large collection of web-based educational materials for K-20, developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.

Neaves, Shannon

2010-05-26

404

IOL: InterOperability Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of New Hampshire has compiled this excellent collection of resources on networking and computer technology. Over twenty categories are represented, including emerging technologies such as 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Very high rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL), and wireless standards. Many of the resources are papers or tutorials written by researchers at the UNH InterOperability Lab, while others are links to various academic and industry efforts. The site is suitable for a broad audience, as it has basic introductory information as well as more advanced white papers.

405

Polarized Positrons at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

A novel concept for producing polarized positrons at Jefferson Lab using the CEBAF polarized electron photo-injector is presented. This approach relies on the polarization transfer from low energy highly polarized electrons to positrons via bremsstrahlung followed by pair production in a conversion target. An experiment to test this concept is discussed on the basis of GEANT4 simulations. It is shown that this low energy approach, which benefits from recent advances in high current high polarization electron sources, can yield positron longitudinal polarization up to 40%.

Dumas, Jonathan; Grames, Joseph; Voutier, Eric

2009-01-01

406

Polarized Positrons at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

A novel concept for producing polarized positrons at Jefferson Lab using the CEBAF polarized electron photo-injector is presented. This approach relies on the polarization transfer from low energy highly polarized electrons to positrons via bremsstrahlung followed by pair production in a conversion target. An experiment to test this concept is discussed on the basis of GEANT4 simulations. It is shown that this low energy approach, which benefits from recent advances in high current high polarization electron sources, can yield positron longitudinal polarization up to 40%.

J. Dumas, J. Grames, E. Voutier

2009-08-01

407

Polarized Positrons at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

A novel concept for producing polarized positrons at Jefferson Lab using the CEBAF polarized electron photo-injector is presented. This approach relies on the polarization transfer from low energy highly polarized electrons to positrons via bremsstrahlung followed by pair production in a conversion target. An experiment to test this concept is discussed on the basis of GEANT4 simulations. It is shown that this low energy approach, which benefits from recent advances in high current high polarization electron sources, can yield positron longitudinal polarization up to 40%.

Dumas, J. [Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, IN2P3/CNRS-Universite Joseph Fourier-INP 53, rue des Martyrs, 38026 Grenoble Cedex (France); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Grames, J. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Voutier, E. [Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, IN2P3/CNRS-Universite Joseph Fourier-INP 53, rue des Martyrs, 38026 Grenoble Cedex (France)

2009-08-04

408

Jefferson Lab phenomenology: selected highlights  

SciTech Connect

An overview of recent experimental highlights from Jefferson Lab is presented. We review the status of baryon spectroscopy, including the search for pentaquarks, as well as measurements of electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon, featuring the proton G{sub E}/G{sub M} ratio and the determination of the strangeness form factors. In inclusive scattering, we describe recent studies of quark-hadron duality in structure functions in the resonance-scaling transition region, and outline future physics plans at an energy upgraded 12 GeV facility.

Wolodymyr Melnitchouk

2005-07-07

409

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Electricity and Magnetism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an introductory lab that examines several aspects of electricity and magnetism. The lab contains three sections that explore the basic properties of magnets, how electromagnets work, how simple electric motors work, and a take home activity in which students create a circuit diagram of their home. Materials are inexpensive and readily available. This item is part of a larger collection of online physics labs by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-01-26

410

Geothermal Academy: Focus Center for Data Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination  

SciTech Connect

Geothermal Academy: A Pathway for Confirmation of Ground-Source Heat Pumps in the United States. In 2008, Oak Ridge National Laboratory issued a report on geothermal heats pumps (GHPs) focused on the market status, barriers to adoption, and actions to overcome these barriers (Hughes 2008). Of the barriers raised in this report, of the most pressing is the lack of performance and energy usage data for GHPs. Further, an associated barrier is a lack of a fair comparison of the energy usage of conventional heating and cooling systems for the same building. Because of these barriers, we are not able to say how much energy is used by well-designed GHP systems on a long-term basis, nor are we able to say how better their energy usage is compared to conventional systems. The need for a fair comparison with conventional systems is particularly relevant as modern versions of conventional air conditioners, gas furnaces, and boilers have also incorporated energy saving technologies. As a first step to address this barrier, the Geothermal Academy has developed a framework for data collection. This framework has already been applied to several geothermal installations in Colorado (Nakagawa etal. 2010). The framework classifies data into different categories based on the relevance of the dat to understanding the energy consumption of a GHP system. The categories are: direct energy consumption data, heat exchange performance data, and GHP design parameter data. The main recommendation of this project is to include a minimal data collection system on each heat pump installed in the U.S., capable of measuring the electrical energy consumed, the entering/exiting fluid temperatures, and circulation rates. This is a viable and cost effective solution which will provide performance data, as data collection systems are only a fraction of the cost of a GHP unit and modern GHP units already incorporate sensors to monitor energy usage and the entering and exiting fluid temperatures. Specifically, these sensors are used to control the GHP unit to provide the heat exchange required to provide a desired temperature within a building. Accordingly, it is straightforward for this operational data to be collected to start building a database of GHP performance such that can provide statistically relevant comparison with other heating and cooling systems. In addition to collecting the data, such a system could be easily implemented with a wireless transmitter so that data could be sent to a home PC where it could be transmitted to a central database. Display of the data on a user's PC would provide feedback on the performance of their system which could perhaps refine their use of the system to reach their personal energy goals. Although a system such as that described above has yet to be incorporated directly into commercial GHP systems, it is straightforward and inexpensive to outfit a GHP with a data acquisition system and supplemental sensors. A secondary recommendation is to consider funding a pilot effort that will collect the energy and performance time series data from a representative sample of installations. A preliminary pilot effort was undertaken by the Geothermal Academy at a middle school in Ft. Collins, Colorado, which demonstrated the feasibility and ease of such an effort. A full-scale pilot effort would be most suited to evaluate the performance of GHP installations in different climate settings, preferably focusing on residential, commercial, and public buildings. If a full-scale pilot effort were to be undertaken, it is recommended to also identify large buildings which may incorporate a back-up conventional heating and cooling system in order to provide statistically relevant comparison data to assess the improvement in GHP energy usage over other heating and cooling technologies. Such a data collection system would provide several benefits to the different sectors of society (consumers, installers, policy makers, researchers, utility companies, government regulators) which are concerned with GHP technology and implementation.

Nakagawa, Masami, Ph.D.; Fujiono, Hendro, Ph.D.; McCartney, John S., Ph.D.; Reed, Adam, J.D., Esq.

2011-10-31

411

Rock cycle in chocolate lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lab students receive two small blocks (1 cm3) of chocolate (white and dark), and follow it through the entire rock cycle. The chocolate blocks are melted on a hot plate, with different melting temperatures and rheologies due to compositional differences. The "magma" is then cooled either slowly or quickly, and the resulting textures are examined and compared to granite and basalt hand samples. The "igneous" chocolate is then ground and abraded to show erosion, and the eroded material is pressure-lithified to form "sedimentary" chocolate. The sedimentary chocolate then undergoes greater pressure to mimic metamorphism, and additional heat re-melts the chocolate back into magma. Students compare the chocolate "rocks" in each of these stages with real rock samples. The final assignment is to describe the "life story" of complex conglomerate rock sample. The lab is a bit messy and takes a bit of preparation, but students come away with a significantly better understanding of the rock cycle as a whole and each of its component parts.

Stelling, Pete

412

USC Institute for Creative Technologies: Graphics Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Graphics Lab is part of the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies. The lab performs research on computer graphics and modeling techniques such as image-based lighting, range scanning, and animation. This is all made possible by a U.S. Army contract "to advance the state of immersive training simulation." The Lab's homepage offers many details on the various projects within each research area; there are several publications that can be downloaded to complement this background material. Some software, such as HDRShop (used for High-Dynamic Range Image Editing), and data are also available on the Lab's Web site.

2002-01-01

413

MatLab Script and Functional Programming  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

MatLab Script and Functional Programming: MatLab is one of the most widely used very high level programming languages for scientific and engineering computations. It is very user-friendly and needs practically no formal programming knowledge. Presented here are MatLab programming aspects and not just the MatLab commands for scientists and engineers who do not have formal programming training and also have no significant time to spare for learning programming to solve their real world problems. Specifically provided are programs for visualization. The MatLab seminar covers the functional and script programming aspect of MatLab language. Specific expectations are: a) Recognize MatLab commands, script and function. b) Create, and run a MatLab function. c) Read, recognize, and describe MatLab syntax. d) Recognize decisions, loops and matrix operators. e) Evaluate scope among multiple files, and multiple functions within a file. f) Declare, define and use scalar variables, vectors and matrices.

Shaykhian, Gholam Ali

2007-01-01

414

Lab Set-Up and Safety  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Whether your assigned classroom is for science labs or there is a specific lab area shared among several teachers, you need to set up properly for group experiments and other hands-on activities. There are several ways to set up lab groups in various combinations, depending upon class size, available materials, and storage space. Some schools have spacious rooms with desks and lab areas that include cabinets, sinks, and an adjoining teacher prep/storage room, while others may have one sink, little storage space, and desks or tables with stools or chairs.

Swango, C. J.; Steward, Sally B.

2003-01-01

415

Inkjet printed structures for smart lab-on-chip systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Inkjet printing is a digital printing technique that is capable of depositing not only inks, but functional materials onto different substrates in an additive way. In this paper, applications of inkjet printed structures for microfluidic lab-on-chip systems are discussed. Such systems are promising for different chemical or biochemical analysis tasks carried out at the Point-of-Care level and therefore due to cost reasons are often fabricated from polymers. The paper discusses inkjetprinted wiring structures and electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators for use in microfluidic lab-on-chip systems. Silver and gold wirings are shown that are fabricated by printing metal nanoparticle inks onto polymer substrates. After printing the structures are sintered using argon plasma sintering, a low-temperature sintering process that is compatible with polymer substrates. The wirings consist of several electrode like structures and contact pads and feature minimum structure sizes of approximately 70 ?m. They can be used for electrodes, fluid presence detectors and localized ohmic heaters in lab-on-chip systems. Based on that an all inkjet-printed EAP actuator then is discussed. Membrane-type bending actuators generate deflections of approximately 5 ?m when being driven at a resonance frequency of 1.8 kHz with 110 V. Derived from that and assuming passive valves on-chip pumping rates in the range of 0.5 ml/min can be estimated.

Beckert, E.; Eberhardt, R.; Pabst, Oliver; Kemper, Falk; Shu, Zhe; Tünnermann, Andreas; Perelaer, Jolke; Schubert, Ulrich; Becker, Holger

2013-03-01

416

STEM Outreach to the African Canadian Community - The Imhotep Legacy Academy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Like the African American community in the US, the African Canadian community is underrepresented in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. To serve these communities two outreach organizations emerged in Canadian cities where there is a critical mass of learners of African Descent - Toronto and Halifax. I will describe the Imhotep's Legacy Academy, which began in the Physics labs of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has grown to a province-wide program serving three-quarters of the school boards in the province with an annual budget that has grown to 400,000 in 2011-12. It follows the learner from the time they enter grade 7 to the time they graduate from university, through three programs: (a) Weekly After-School science enrichment for junior high learners, (b) Virtual High school tutoring program and (c) Summer student internships and research scholarships for post-secondary students. This year, the program was the beneficiary of funding from TD Bank to establish scholarships for program participants to enter Dalhousie university. Modeled on the Meyerhoff scholarships the program participants are identified at an early stage and are promised a subset of funding as they meet selected criteria during participation in the program. The program enjoys support from the Department of Education and the highest levels of government. A tri-mentoring system exists where faculty of African descent train mentors, who are science students of African descent at associated universities, to deliver hands-on enrichment activities to learners of African Descent. Evidence supporting the success of the program will be highlighted. Project outcomes measured include (i) recruitment; (ii) attendance; (iii) stakeholder relationships; (iv) programming; (v) staff training; (vi) perception of ILASP's value; (vii) academic performance. The end results are new lessons and best practices that are incorporated into a strategic plan for the new project year. Teachers perceived that ILASP had a positive ripple effect on the entire academic and non-academic educational experience of the learners, crediting the project with (i) encouraging self-learning; (ii) assisting in honing learners' science and math skills; (iii) developing core skills that were applicable in learners' schoolwork; (iv) boosting learners' self-esteem; (v) improving school attendance; (vi) boosting learners' motivation to be engaged participants in all other classes.

Hewitt, Kevin

2012-02-01

417

Improving the Quality of Lab Reports by Using Them as Lab Instructions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lab exercises are quite popular in teaching science. Teachers have numerous goals in mind when teaching science laboratories. Nevertheless, empirical research draws a heterogeneous picture of the benefits of lab work. Research has shown that it does not necessarily contribute to the enhancement of practical abilities or content knowledge. Lab

Haagen-Schuetzenhoefer, Claudia

2012-01-01

418

Parental Divorce and Midshipmen Performance at the United States Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study examines the relationship of parental divorce to the performance of Naval Academy Midshipman. Parental Status was determined by the ACE survey, which is completed in the plebe year. Parent Status of midshipmen is merged with Institutional Resea...

A. M. Siegrist

2004-01-01

419

Utility of Personality Measures in the Admissions Process at the United States Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study examined the ability of three personality measures to predict midshipmen attrition at the United States Naval Academy. More specifically, the study examined the ability of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Personal History Questionnaire t...

T. F. Foster K. Pashneh-Tala

2002-01-01

420

75 FR 7571 - Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)  

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...Academy leadership will provide the Board updates on the following: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Center of Excellence, Energy Costs and Initiatives, Wastewater Privatization, A- 76 Commercial Activities, and...

2010-02-22

421

75 FR 3901 - Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)  

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...Academy leadership will provide the Board updates on the following: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Center of Excellence, Energy Costs and Initiatives, Wastewater Privatization, A- 76 Commercial Activities, and...

2010-01-25

422

77 FR 49830 - Proposed Collection, Comments Requested: FBI National Academy Post-Course Questionnaire for...  

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...National Academy Level III Evaluation; Approval for a Reinstated...Technology, Research, and Curriculum Development (OTRCD...Program Analyst for the Evaluation Program, Federal Bureau...Training Division, Curriculum Planning and...

2012-08-17

423

Catalog of the Orientalia Collection of the U.S. Military Academy Library.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This bibliography of the holdings of the United States Military Academy Library's Orientalia Collection as of January 1977 lists books and periodicals written mostly in Chinese, with a few words in Japanese and English. The major subjects include general ...

P. Lee A. H.H. Kao

1977-01-01

424

75 FR 51247 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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...U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2010-08-19

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76 FR 70980 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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...S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2011-11-16

426

77 FR 31591 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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...S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2012-05-29

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78 FR 5424 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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...S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2013-01-25

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77 FR 65870 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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...S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2012-10-31

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75 FR 18167 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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...U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2010-04-09

430

77 FR 6788 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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...S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2012-02-09

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76 FR 54223 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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...S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2011-08-31

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76 FR 27031 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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2011-05-10

433

78 FR 29124 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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...States Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal [[Page 29125

2013-05-17

434

78 FR 70296 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2013-11-25

435

75 FR 68773 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval...

2010-11-09

436

Selecting Qualified Candidates to the United States Naval Academy Using College Aptitude Test Scores.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Naval Academy has a continuing need to select high quality applicants. Comparisons were made of the relative validity of the highest college aptitude test score (HIGHCATS) and the average college aptitude test score (AVECATS) in the selection of appli...

M. B. Cowen N. M. Abrahams

1982-01-01

437

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo Academy: Where Science Education Comes to Life!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo has become a leader in both informal and formal science education. Its Zoo Academy is one example of an effective nontraditional teaching model for science education. The academy has become an excellent work-based learning model and demonstrates how to collaborate and form partnerships successfully between school districts and the nonprofit/business world. From the Zoo Academy model, over 24 academy programs and five informal summer career camps have been developed and used with students in the Omaha Metropolitan area. This unique opportunity places students in a rich learning environment where they can make discoveries about the natural world and apply the knowledge gained to real-world situations.

Mulkerrin, Elizabeth A.

2008-01-01

438

CHIEF PEDIATRIC RESIDENTS TRAINING - A TRAINING PROGRAM OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS  

EPA Science Inventory

The American Academy of Pediatrics will convene workshops at four meetings of the Pediatric Academic Societies for incoming pediatric chief residents. The residents receive an overview of childen's environmental health issues, will create a powerpoint presentation on a specific ...

439

Preliminary Guide to the Manuscript Collection of the U.S. Military Academy Library.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This listing of historically important manuscripts and documents was prepared for the use of cadets, faculty, and outside scholars. While the strength of the collection lies in its coverage of the cadet and professional army careers of academy graduates, ...

J. T. Russell

1968-01-01

440

Characteristics and Trends of Attrition from the United States Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this research was to examine attrition at the United States Naval Academy and analyze factors that affect attrition there. Specifically, the research attempted to identify characteristics that may signal a student's propensity to attrite fr...

J. W. Bishop

2006-01-01

441

Frontier of Leadership. The United States Air Force Academy Program (1970).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: The leadership education program at the USAF Academy; Organizational leadership; Corporation Presidents' perceptions of leadership; Leadership development; The challenge of leadership; Leader experience, leadership training, and other blind alle...

E. Owens R. E. Stockhouse V. F. Phillips

1971-01-01

442

Web-Based Database Applications: An Educational, Administrative Management System for Military Academies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Not only does a military academy have all the information overload of a normal university but it also has the extra burden of the military environment. Without a reliable information system, administratively and educational functions cannot be performed. ...

R. Topuz

2002-01-01

443

The Assistant Principals' Academy: Technical Training And Socialization of Future Leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

The place of assistant principals in their career paths or in the school's social system has been ignored, for the most part. An assistant principals' academy can fill this gap by providing formal training and on-the-job socialization.

Kent D. Peterson; Catherine Marshall; Terry Grier

1987-01-01

444

Performance of Preparatory School Candidates at the United States Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis analyzes the performance of midshipman at the United States Naval Academy who attended preparatory school prior to admission. Multivariate models are developed to estimate the effect of a preparatory school background on several measures of mi...

B. S. FitzPatrick

2001-01-01

445

National Academy of Sciences' Reports on Diet and Health--Are They Credible and Consistent.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two National Academy of Sciences' reports sparked public controversy because they differed about whether the public should modify its diet to reduce cancer risk. Toward Healthful Diets (1980) concluded that no sound scientific basis existed for recommendi...

1984-01-01

446

How Not to Improve Educational Achievement: A Response to the National Academy of Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In criticizing the report of the National Academy of Education Panel on Testing and Basic Skills, "Improving Educational Achievement," the author addresses the same eight policy-related questions the panel examined. (IRT)

Perrone, Vito

1979-01-01

447

Native American Historic Context for the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States Military Academy (USMA) is required by Federal laws, Executive Orders, and implementing regulations to conduct consultations with Native American tribes under specific circumstances. This historic context was prepared to support the prep...

D. K. Mann

2006-01-01

448

Robert Penn Warren: The Academy of American Poets  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Born in 1905 in Guthrie, Kentucky, Robert Penn Warren was a giant of American letters through the twentieth century; he was exceptionally versatile when writing poetry, novels, and literary criticism. As a young man, Warren entered Vanderbilt University at the age of 16, where he came under the tutelage of Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom, and Andrew Lytle. Warren spent many years as a college professor, and while at Louisiana State University he founded (along with two colleagues) The Southern Review. All told, Warren published sixteen volumes of poetry during his life (two of which were awarded the Pulitzer Prize), and numerous novels, including the Pulitzer-Prize winning morality tale, All the King's Men. Warren was also the first Poet Laureate of the United States, appointed by President Ronald Reagan. This link leads to a page about Robert Penn Warren provided by the Academy of American Poets where visitors can read some of his poems, including Evening Hawk, Mortal Limit, and Tell Me A Story.

449

Health-hazard evaluation report HETA-82-059-1752, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health hazards were evaluated in classes of the Art Academy of Cincinnati in response to a request from the academy. Possible exposures included inhalation and skin absorption of organic chemicals, airborne particulates, and noise. Total organic vapors in silk screening were reduced from 26.1mg\\/cu m during use of oil-based paints to 3.7mg\\/cu m after switching to water-based paints. In most

Reed

1986-01-01

450

The Creation of a U.S. Homeland Security Intelligence Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the need for establishing a federally run, full-time, resident, self-contained national academy: the U.S. Homeland Security Intelligence Academy (HSIA). At HSIA, students will earn an undergraduate degree in homeland security and intelligence studies. This program will provide students with homeland security and intelligence-related practical and tactical skills as well as relevant leadership capabilities. It is the goal

Dean C. Alexander; Jamie L. Johnson

2009-01-01

451

SLAC All Access: Laser Labs  

ScienceCinema

From supermarket checkouts to video game consoles, lasers are ubiquitous in our lives. Here at SLAC, high-power lasers are critical to the cutting-edge research conducted at the laboratory. But, despite what you might imagine, SLAC's research lasers bear little resemblance to the blasters and phasers of science fiction. In this edition of All Access we put on our safety goggles for a peek at what goes on inside some of SLAC's many laser labs. LCLS staff scientist Mike Minitti and SLAC laser safety officer Mike Woods detail how these lasers are used to study the behavior of subatomic particles, broaden our understanding of cosmic rays and even unlock the mysteries of photosynthesis.

Minitti, Mike; Woods Mike

2014-06-03

452

Jefferson Lab Experimental Hall A  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Jefferson Lab's Hall A has a pair of thirty-meter long, high-resolution (10-4), 4 GeV/c superconducting spectrometers. Most Hall A experiments will use these spectrometers in coincidence, with one detecting scattered electrons and the other protons or pions. The proton spectrometer includes a focal plane polarimeter. Planned experiments include: high-precision nucleon form factor measurements using polarization transfer; investigations of weak neutral currents via parity violation; systematic studies of few nucleon systems; and measurements of the nuclear response at small inter-nucleon distances and of the effect of the nuclear medium on nucleon structure. This paper will review the design of the spectrometers, detection systems, and beam line, and present the results of early measurements of the characteristics of the equipment. The planned experimental program will also be discussed. Additional information is available at URL http://www.cebaf.gov/halla/halla.html.

Cardman, Lawrence S.

1996-10-01

453

Jefferson Lab Experimental Hall C  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Jefferson Lab's Hall C went into initial operation in November 1995. The hall has a short orbit spectrometer (SOS) for short-lived particles such as pions and kaons and a high-momentum spectrometer (HMS) usually used for electrons. The SOS can also be used for protons. The HMS can range to 7 GeV/c. Both the SOS and HMS have typical resolutions of (10-3). Experiments for this hall range from measuring the neutron electric form factor, to color transparency, to creating strange nuclei. This paper will present the optical capabilities of the spectrometers, the parameters of the detection systems, and the overall beam line characteristics of the hall as determined from the results from the recent physics experiments along with the upcoming experimental schedule. Additional information is available at URL http://www.cebaf.gov/hallc.html.

Carlini, Roger D.

1996-10-01

454

SLAC All Access: Laser Labs  

SciTech Connect

From supermarket checkouts to video game consoles, lasers are ubiquitous in our lives. Here at SLAC, high-power lasers are critical to the cutting-edge research conducted at the laboratory. But, despite what you might imagine, SLAC's research lasers bear little resemblance to the blasters and phasers of science fiction. In this edition of All Access we put on our safety goggles for a peek at what goes on inside some of SLAC's many laser labs. LCLS staff scientist Mike Minitti and SLAC laser safety officer Mike Woods detail how these lasers are used to study the behavior of subatomic particles, broaden our understanding of cosmic rays and even unlock the mysteries of photosynthesis.

Minitti, Mike; Woods Mike

2013-03-01

455

Space Science Lab at PARI  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Native American, Hispanic, African American, and other underrepresented high school students in rural Western North Carolina have unprecedented opportunity as researchers in the Space Science Lab to conduct visible and radio observations of the Sun. The program involves 90 students over a three year period. The students conduct their own research and also interact with scientists around the world. The primary goal is to reach students who otherwise would not have this opportunity and motivate them to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for objective scientific inquiry. Students develop skills in electronics, computer sciences, astronomy, physics and earth sciences. Equally important is the hope that the students will become interested in pursuing careers in research or other science-related areas. The program objectives are aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for grades 9-12 in the areas of Earth/Environmental Science, Physical Science and Physics. The first group of 27 students spent a week in the Space Science Lab located on the campus of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) during the Summer 2006. Students constructed their own JOVE radio telescopes that they took home to continue their observations. They share their results during four follow-up sessions throughout the school year. The students also have Internet access to radio telescopes and solar monitoring equipment at PARI. We expect their enthusiasm for science will increase by experiencing research investigations that are fun and relevant to their understanding of the world around them. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student Science Enrichment Program.

Castelaz, Michael W.; Blake, M.; Clavier, D.; Whitworth, C.; Cline, J. D.

2006-12-01

456

A Web Lab for Mobile Robotics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an architecture for building remote access laboratories (or Web labs) following the service-oriented computing approach. In this architecture the application's building blocks are services that can be recursively composed resulting in more comprehensive services. Remote access laboratories can benefit of this approach. Every lab resource (physical or logical) is modeled and implemented as a service (in our

Paulo R. S. L. Coelho; Rodrigo F. Sassi; Eleri Cardozo; Eliane G. Guimarães; Luis F. Faina; Alex Z. Lima; Rossano P. Pinto

2007-01-01

457

Converting Your Lab from Verification to Inquiry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This chapter offers insight into how to create laboratories that provide students with research experiences within the constraints of time, resources, and course formats that most faculty face. It provides a research-based rationale for investigative or inquiry-based labs; an example of their implementation in a large-enrollment, introductory course for mixed majors; and recommendations for converting labs.

Russell, Connie P.; French, Donald P.

2006-01-01

458

SPARC_LAB present and future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new facility named SPARC_LAB has been recently launched at the INFN National Laboratories in Frascati, merging the potentialities of the former projects SPARC and PLASMONX. We describe in this paper the status and the future perspectives at the SPARC_LAB facility.

Ferrario, M.; Alesini, D.; Anania, M.; Bacci, A.; Bellaveglia, M.; Bogdanov, O.; Boni, R.; Castellano, M.; Chiadroni, E.; Cianchi, A.; Dabagov, S. B.; De Martinis, C.; Di Giovenale, D.; Di Pirro, G.; Dosselli, U.; Drago, A.; Esposito, A.; Faccini, R.; Gallo, A.; Gambaccini, M.; Gatti, C.; Gatti, G.; Ghigo, A.; Giulietti, D.; Ligidov, A.; Londrillo, P.; Lupi, S.; Mostacci, A.; Pace, E.; Palumbo, L.; Petrillo, V.; Pompili, R.; Rossi, A. R.; Serafini, L.; Spataro, B.; Tomassini, P.; Turchetti, G.; Vaccarezza, C.; Villa, F.; Dattoli, G.; Di Palma, E.; Giannessi, L.; Petralia, A.; Ronsivalle, C.; Spassovsky, I.; Surrenti, V.; Gizzi, L.; Labate, L.; Levato, T.; Rau, J. V.

2013-08-01

459

Hydrogel Beads: The New Slime Lab?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Creating slime fascinates students. Unfortunately, though intrigue is at its peak, the educational aspect of this activity is often minimal. This article describes a chemistry lab that closely relates to the slime lab and allows high school students to explore the concepts of chemical bonding, properties, and replacement reactions. It involves the…

Brockway, Debra; Libera, Matthew; Welner, Heidi

2011-01-01

460

Eliminating Mercury Thermometers from the Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

This brief laboratory safety note describes how electronic cooking thermometers can be used to replace standard mercury thermometers in the undergraduate organic chemistry lab. Various factors, including safety, cost, and ease of use, were considered. The stainless steel thermometer probe connected to a LCD display unit adequately serves multiple purposes in the organic lab while eliminating the hazards associated with

T. Stephen Everett

1997-01-01

461

Teaching Chemistry Lab Safety through Comics  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a means for raising students' interest in aspects pertaining to chemistry lab safety, this article presents a novel approach to teaching this important subject. Comic book lab scenes that involve fictional characters familiar to many students are presented and discussed as to the safety concerns represented in those images. These are discussed in a safety prelab session. For the

Pasquale di Raddo

2006-01-01

462

A design lab for statistical signal processing  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the spring of 1991 a software laboratory was added to the graduate statistical signal processing class at Berkeley. The emphasis of this lab was on high-level experimentation with signal processing algorithms. A separate course on design methodology for signal processing covers VLSI design and programmable digital signal processors (DSPs), so this particular lab steered clear of these issues. A

Edward A. Lee

1992-01-01

463

Conducting First Quarter Labs with Few Chemicals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines chemistry labs used during the first quarter of study and advises about framing the course for students. Topics of the labs include observation; blind observation; measurement, determination of conversion factors, and percent error; taking and reporting data over time; and density. (DDR)

Kelly, Michael J.

2002-01-01

464

Berkeley Lab 2nd Grader Outreach  

ScienceCinema

The Berkeley Lab IT Department sponsored a community outreach program aimed at teaching young children about computers and networks. Second graders from LeConte Elementary School joined Lab IT Staff for a day of in-depth exercises and fun.

Scoggins, Jackie; Louie, Virginia

2013-05-29

465

Sea Scallop Shell Lab Teacher's Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Used in combination with the Sea Scallop Lab handout, students will examine sea scallop shells to determine their size, approximate age, and meat yield. This lab activity is complete with objectives, math and science standards, materials list, procedure, and extensions. The handout is available from the COSEE-NE OSEI resource site.

466

Traditional Labs + New Questions = Improved Student Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents three typical lab activities involving the breathing rate of fish, the behavior of electromagnets, and tests for water hardness to demonstrate how labs can be modified to teach process skills. Discusses how basic concepts about experimentation are developed and ways of generating and improving science experiments. Includes a laboratory…

Rezba, Richard J.; And Others

1992-01-01

467

The development lab experience: dancing with wolves  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Whitireia Development Lab (DevLab) was conceived and created two years ago with the intent of developing a multi purpose environment to allow industry and academia to interact on a variety of levels for the benefit of both parties. Our objective was to create industry alliances, provide resources for the BIT 3rd year projects, facilitate faculty research while becoming self

Sue Chard; Nick Wempe

468

Supercharging Lessons with a Virtual Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors describes their experiences incorporating the virtual lab into a simple circuit lesson during an energy unit in a sixth-grade class. The lesson included a hands-on group experiment using wire, batteries, and light bulbs to make a circuit and an online simulation, using a virtual lab. Class discussions, student inquiries, and the study…

Stewart, Jefferson; Vincent, Daniel

2013-01-01

469

The Living Lab: Navigating into cells  

Cancer.gov

The Living Lab is an innovative partnership between NIH institutes and private industry, to use cutting-edge electron microscopy to navigate into cells and viruses. Sriram Subramaniam, Ph. D., director of the NIH component of the Living Lab, is pictured holding a model of the three-dimensional structure of a portion of a protein complex from the surface of HIV.

470

150 years of the New York Academy of Medicine: a series of exhibitions.  

PubMed Central

As the New York Academy of Medicine celebrates its 150th year as a leader in the field of urban health, it is instructive to review the events and decisions that influenced and shaped it. Since its inception, the Academy has taken an active role in lobbying state and local governments to enact more-effective public health laws and in educating the public about improving health conditions. During 1996 and 1997, the Academy Library's Historical Collections is mounting a series of six exhibitions that are intended to tell the story of public health in New York as influenced by the New York Academy of Medicine. The story will be told using printed books, pamphlets, posters, photographs, and manuscripts drawn from the Library's collections, as well as the Academy's archives. Each exhibition will highlight the Academy's accomplishments in the subject areas presented. In this article, we summarize all six of the exhibitions and offer an in-depth look at the first two exhibitions. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

Black, L. F.; North, M. J.

1996-01-01

471

Health sciences librarians' attitudes toward the Academy of Health Information Professionals  

PubMed Central

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to ascertain health sciences librarians' attitudes toward the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). Sample: Systematic sampling was used to select 210 names from the list of members of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association. Methods: A questionnaire containing open- and closed-ended questions was used to collect the data. Results: A total of 135 usable questionnaires were returned. Of the respondents, 34.8% are members of the academy and most are at the senior or distinguished member levels. The academy gives them a sense of professionalism and helps them to keep current with new trends. The majority of participants (65.2%) are not members of the academy. Among the various reasons proffered are that neither institutions nor employers require it and that there is no obvious benefit to belonging to the academy. Conclusions: More research needs to be done with a larger sample size to determine the attitudes of health sciences librarians, nationwide, toward the academy.

Baker, Lynda M.; Kars, Marge; Petty, Janet

2004-01-01

472

A Comparative Study on Real Lab and Simulation Lab in Communication Engineering from Students' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the years, rapid development in computer technology has engendered simulation-based laboratory (lab) in addition to the traditional hands-on (physical) lab. Many higher education institutions adopt simulation lab, replacing some existing physical lab experiments. The creation of new systems for conducting engineering lab activities has raised…

Balakrishnan, B.; Woods, P. C.

2013-01-01

473

Lab Report Writing (And Teaching!) Made Easy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper reports on a project to improve students ability to write better lab reports and assist teaching assistants (TAs) in grading reports in a consistent manner. A lab report teaching system was developed that includes lab report templates, teaching assistant instructions, grading rubrics, examples, peer review materials and instructions, and recommendations for quickly providing student feedback (grading). These materials were developed for project-based labs across the electrical engineering curriculum and utilize methods to write weekly lab updates that are combined into a final lab report, mimicking methods commonly used in industry. The technical writing information was adapted to all levels of complexity to help students from freshman through senior years. The system begins with instruction on writing very basic reports, and builds each year on previous knowledge and practices, to prepare students to later write complex reports. This system is designed to improve students understanding of labs (by writing to learn) in addition to preparing them for the communication intensive workplace. The amount of time spent grading such reports is often a primary concern, as this is commonly given as a reason for not requiring advanced writing assignments in engineering classes. Detailed guidelines and grading rubrics are included in this manual to instruct TAs on better and more consistent grading techniques. Guidelines for checking both lab books and formal lab reports help improve TA training and grading consistency, reducing student complaints. Although this system was designed for an electrical engineering program, it can also be adapted to other technical fields and used for various scientific lab reports.

Furse, Cynthia; Magleby, Alyssa

2009-10-01

474

National Academy of Sciences Recommends Continued Support of ALMA Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A distinguished panel of scientists today announced their support for the continued funding of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) Project at a press conference given by the National Academy of Sciences. The ALMA Project is an international partnership between U.S. and European astronomy organizations to build a complete imaging telescope that will produce astronomical images at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. The U.S. partner is the National Science Foundation, through Associated Universities, Inc., (AUI), led by Dr. Riccardo Giacconi, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). "We are delighted at this show of continued support from our peers in the scientific community," said Dr. Robert Brown, ALMA U.S. Project Director and Deputy Director of NRAO. "The endorsement adds momentum to the recent strides we've made toward the building of this important telescope." In 1998, the National Research Council, the working arm of the National Academy of Sciences, charged the Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee to "survey the field of space- and ground-based astronomy and astrophysics" and to "recommend priorities for the most important new initiatives of the decade 2000-2010." In a report released today, the committee wrote that it "re-affirms the recommendations of the 1991 Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee by endorsing the completion of . . . the Millimeter Array (MMA, now part of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array)." In the 1991 report "The Decade of Discovery," a previous committee chose the Millimeter Array as one of the most important projects of the decade 1990-2000. Early last year, the National Science Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a consortium of European organizations that effectively merged the MMA Project with the European Large Southern Array project. The combined project was christened the Atacama Large Millimeter Array. ALMA, expected to consist of 64 antennas with 12-meter diameter dishes, will be built at a high-altitude, extremely dry mountain site in Chile's Atacama desert. The array is scheduled to be completed sometime in this decade. Millimeter-wave astronomy studies the universe in the spectral region where most of its energy lies, between the long-wavelength radio waves and the shorter-wavelength infrared waves. In this realm, ALMA will study the structure of the early universe and the evolution of galaxies; gather crucial data on the formation of stars, protoplanetary disks, and planets; and provide new insights on the familiar objects of our own solar system. "Most of the photons in the Universe lie in the millimeter wavelength regime; among existing or planned instruments only ALMA can image the sources of these photons with the crispness required to understand the events of galaxy, star and planet formation which launched them into space," said NRAO's Dr. Alwyn Wootten, U.S. ALMA Project Scientist. ALMA is an international partnership between the United States (National Science Foundation) and Europe. European participants include the European Southern Observatory, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), the Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany), the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, the United Kingdom Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, the Oficina de Ciencia Y Tecnologia/Instituto Geografico Nacional (Spain), and the Swedish Natural Science Research Council. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

2000-05-01

475

The art of creating a school: The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1979-1986  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is a three-year, public, residential learning environment for high school aged, gifted students. Established in 1986, it was one of only four such high schools in the United States. It continues to be successful and is often cited for its exemplary educational practices. The Academy is located in Aurora, Illinois and attracts gifted students from across the state. This study analyzes the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy's stages of development over a seven year period prior to its opening in September of 1986. Through documentary research, this dissertation analyzes the methods, procedures, and marketing strategies utilized by the individuals and organizations who successfully managed the development of the Academy. Some of these methods and strategies include: defining a purpose, rallying community support, acquiring legislative approval, recruiting faculty and students, identifying a site, etc. The research identifies political, social, ideological, technological, utilitarian, environmental and educational needs unmet at the time by existing high schools, and illustrates how the Academy positioned itself to address those unmet needs. The information provides historical facts about the Academy and reveals some common and unique methodologies used to research, organize, manage, and implement the developmental process used to establish the school. The seven year period of development documented in the research begins at the definitive moment that the idea for establishing the new Academy occurred, and concludes with the first day the Academy opened its doors to its first class of students. The study uses a considerable volume of direct quotations from the individuals involved in the Academy's establishment to authenticate the historical facts. Quotations are cited from students, teachers, community members, board members, legislators, business owners, scientists, etc. Using the Academy's process of development as a model for creating other schools, conclusions are drawn and recommendations are proposed regarding seven key phases of development in the creation of a school. Issues are identified which could prove to be useful to educators involved in or considering the development of a new alternative school.

Coates, Judith Mary

476

Quantification of the 5-year incidence of thromboembolic events in U.S. Air Force Academy cadets in comparison to the U.S. Naval and Military Academies.  

PubMed

The medical literature is replete with case reports of thromboembolic events related to high altitude exposure. Studies have shown an increased risk of thromboembolic events at high and very high altitudes. Most of these case reports and studies have been documented at altitudes between 3,000 m and 8,000 m (9,843-26,247 ft). The U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) rests at moderate altitude of 7,250 ft (2,210 m). This study was designed to quantify the incidence of thromboembolic events in USAFA cadets over a 5-year period and then compare the incidence of events to those in the age-matched, similarly screened midshipmen and cadet populations of the U.S. Naval and U.S. Military Academies living at sea level. Our study showed an increased incidence of thromboemoblic events in USAFA cadet outpatients compared with that in the U.S. Military Academy cadets and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen. This implicates moderate altitude as a potential risk factor for thrombosis. PMID:21366086

Smallman, Darlene P; McBratney, Colleen M; Olsen, Cara H; Slogic, Katherine M; Henderson, Chance J

2011-02-01

477

University of Portland Summer Courses- Anatomy & Anatomy Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides course information for intensive course study during summer school at the University of Portland. The courses available include: Anatomy, Anatomy Lab, Physiology and Physiology Lab.

University of Portland (University of Portland)

2012-07-24

478

Teaching Chemistry Lab Safety through Comics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a means for raising students' interest in aspects pertaining to chemistry lab safety, this article presents a novel approach to teaching this important subject. Comic book lab scenes that involve fictional characters familiar to many students are presented and discussed as to the safety concerns represented in those images. These are discussed in a safety prelab session. For the sake of comparison, students are then shown images taken from current chemistry journals of safety-conscious contemporary chemists at work in their labs. Finally the need to adhere to copyright regulations for the use of the images is discussed so as to increase students' awareness of academic honesty and copyright issues.

di Raddo, Pasquale

2006-04-01

479

The ALPHA Lab at UC Berkeley  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Alpha Lab at the University of California at Berkeley researches and develops robotics systems for high-precision manufacturing. Specifically, it combines mathematical algorithms and industrial automation to build low-cost, reliable tools for "feeding, fixturing and grasping." The projects section of the lab's Web site describes a number of experiments and model implementations for robotics operation. Many of these have Java applets that demonstrate the principles involved in handling differently shaped objects. There are also discussions of various projects in computational physiology and Internet telerobotics. The lab's director has many of his publications available online.

480

Space Plasma Science as a Motivator for Education & Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Education and public outreach (EPO) continue to play an important role in how science is funded by the federal government. The plasma science community has a responsibility to share their exciting science with the American public. Bruce Alberts, president of the National Academy of Sciences, and Neal Lane, former head of NSF, are on record as strong advocates of scientists

Paul Dusenbery

1999-01-01

481

Jefferson Lab Experimental Hall B  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Jefferson Lab's Hall B contains the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). Its main mission is to study electron- and photon-induced reactions that require the detection of several, only loosely correlated particles in the hadronic final state. Experiments range from the study of meson and nucleon resonances to spin structure function measurements, and multi-nucleon knockout. The CLAS is a toroidal multi-gap spectrometer; its magnetic field is generated by six iron-free superconducting coils. The particle detection system consists of drift chambers to follow the trajectories of charged particles, Cerenkov counters for the identification of electrons, scintillation counters for time-of-flight measurements, and shower counters to identify electrons, and to detect photons and neutrons. A Bremsstrahlung tagging spectrometer for real photon experiments is located at the entrance of the hall. CLAS' high data rate will result in a terabyte per day to permanent storage media. This paper will address the anticipated performance of CLAS as well as the upcoming experimental schedule. Additional information is available at URL http://www.cebaf.gov/clas/CLAS.html.

Mecking, Bernhard A.

1996-10-01

482

Lab-on-a-Chip  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Labs on chips are manufactured in many shapes and sizes and can be used for numerous applications, from medical tests to water quality monitoring to detecting the signatures of life on other planets. The eight holes on this chip are actually ports that can be filled with fluids or chemicals. Tiny valves control the chemical processes by mixing fluids that move in the tiny channels that look like lines, connecting the ports. Scientists at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama designed this chip to grow biological crystals on the International Space Station. Through this research, they discovered that this technology is ideally suited for solving the challenges of the Vision for Space Exploration. For example, thousands of chips the size of dimes could be loaded on a Martian rover looking for biosignatures of past or present life. Other types of chips could be placed in handheld devices used to monitor microbes in water or to quickly conduct medical tests on astronauts. (NASA/MSFC/D.Stoffer)

2004-01-01

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Labs not in a lab: A case study of instructor and student perceptions of an online biology lab class  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Distance learning is not a new phenomenon but with the advancement in technology, the different ways of delivering an education have increased. Today, many universities and colleges offer their students the option of taking courses online instead of sitting in a classroom on campus. In general students like online classes because they allow for flexibility, the comfort of sitting at home, and the potential to save money. Even though there are advantages to taking online classes, many students and instructors still debate the effectiveness and quality of education in a distant learning environment. Many universities and colleges are receiving pressure from students to offer more and more classes online. Research argues for both the advantages and disadvantages of online classes and stresses the importance of colleges and universities weighing both sides before deciding to adopt an online class. Certain classes may not be suitable for online instruction and not all instructors are suitable to teach online classes. The literature also reveals that there is a need for more research on online biology lab classes. With the lack of information on online biology labs needed by science educators who face the increasing demand for online biology labs, this case study hopes to provide insight into the use of online biology lab classes and the how students and an instructor at a community college in Virginia perceive their online biology lab experience as well as the effectiveness of the online labs.

Doiron, Jessica Boyce

484

Recent Studies of Research Ethics at the National Academy of Sciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last few years, the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council has been asked to revisit some of the core ethical issues for science that had not been properly explored since the 1990s. Some of the interest in this area related to the impact of technology changes in the sciences (e.g., management of massive data bases) and some to institutional changes (e.g., globalization of research teams, emergence of new scientific powers abroad, and new models in the publishing industry). As a result, a series of authoritative reports from the Academies’ Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy have been developed by expert committees and published - the third edition of On Being A Scientist (2009), a report on Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age (2009), and underway there is a new edition of Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process (first published in 1992, forthcoming in 2012). It is relevant in this age of global science that the latest edition of OBAS has been translated into multiple foreign languages, and the InterAcademy Council has launched its own project on research ethics with a report due from this multi-science academy body in the 2012-2013 period. Some of the principal findings and issues raised in these reports will be presented by Richard E. Bissell, Executive Director for Policy and Global Affairs at the National Academy of Sciences.

Bissell, Richard

2012-01-01

485

MIT: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab is the result of a merger in 2003 of the Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Lab for Computer Science. The interdepartmental laboratory conducts research in "both computation and artificial intelligence, broadly construed." The four main research areas include: Architecture, Systems, and Networks; Theory; Language, Learning, Vision, and Graphics; and Physical, Biological, and Computational Systems. The site lists the various research projects, each with an abstract describing the lab's approach and current progress on the project. The Research Activities section provides links to specific project websites of CSAIL researchers. They have not yet developed a CSAIL publications series, so research continues to be published under the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Laboratory for Computer Science publication series, which are also available from this website.

486

Administrator Helps Students Discover Lab Day  

NASA Video Gallery

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited the Langdon Elementary School in Washington to support National Lab Day. Bolden, a veteran of four space shuttle flights, spoke with the fifth graders abou...

487

SMILE Lab: Exploring Series and Parallel Circuits  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains instructions for a lab that explores the properties of series and parallel circuits. The instructions include materials needed, procedures for the students to follow, expected results, and a brief discussion of the physical concepts involved.

Johnson, Porter

2007-02-05

488

Lab 5 - A VHDL Reaction Timer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab activity from the Digital Logic Project combines many advanced VHDL techniques including timers, seven segment display drivers, packages and functions, and state machines to create a simple game that tests a personâÂÂs reaction time.

2012-07-10

489

Math Across the Curriculum in Biology Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) has compiled a collection of mathematics resources related to various subjects and disciplines. âÂÂMath Across the Community College Curriculumâ is the title of the collection, which includes great math resources and applications for educators and students alike. This biology lab resource was created by Melissa Cannon, Jennifer Boyd, Khalid Khouri, and Larry Shaffer of Northwest Mississippi Community College. The âÂÂCourse Objectivesâ document provides a brief description of the course, outcomes for the project, and learning outcomes for students. A lab exercise is also provided for use in the classroom. The lab document includes an overview, objectives, list of materials, explanation of methods, and questions for students to answer during the lab. A list of âÂÂExponential Word Problemsâ is also provided here for use in the classroom.

Boyd, Jennifer; Cannon, Melissa; Khouri, Khalid; Shaffer, Larry

2008-08-08

490

Microspectroscopy At Beamline 73 MAX-lab  

SciTech Connect

Presentation of some projects at the infrared microspectroscopy experimental station at beamline 73 MAX-lab. Among the subjects are found identification of organic residues in fossil material and examination of the chemistry in an old oak wood wreck.

Engdahl, Anders [MAX-lab, University of Lund, P.O. Box 118, 22100 Lund Sweden (Sweden)

2010-02-03

491

Scientific Method Lab Using Bubble Gum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is a lab investigation where students gather data which compares 2 types of bubble gum, while learning to use the scientific method to collect qualitative and quantitative data using SI units.

492

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is a user facility for scientists worldwide. Its primary mission is to conduct basic research of the atomâs nucleus at the quark level.

2003-11-10

493

Card Lab: A Population Genetics Simulation Exercise.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains the use of a card lab to demonstrate how a population bottleneck impacts genetic diversity and the survival of a population. Uses a standard deck of playing cards to show how age structure can magnify bottleneck effects. (DDR)

Easton, Christopher M.

1997-01-01

494

Frederick National Lab: Careers and Training  

Cancer.gov

The Frederick National Lab employs about 1,900 contractor employees and 800 government employees who work together to advance cancer research and develop new technologies for preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and AIDS.

495

ChemLab - Instruments and Techniques  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains information on using and caring for common chemistry lab instruments as well as information on performing common laboratory techniques. Included is information on an analytical balance, pH meter, spectrometer, calorimetry, centrifugation, titration, and vacuum filtration.

2011-06-22

496

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Automotive Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The following labs were developed by Lewis and Clark Community College to modify National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified courses with HEV technologies. This project was funded by a seed grant from the CAAT.

College, Lewis A.

497

Mechatronics Lab Activities and Other Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the companion website for the textbook "Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems" by David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand. It includes a list of lab activities and video demonstrations, as well as other resources.

Alciatore, David G.; Histand, Michael B.

2012-07-20

498

Bioenergy Lab Manual: Introduction to Biodiesel Fuel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this lab manual on biodiesel fuel. Contents of the lab manual include titration of used oil feedstocks, neutralization and washing of biodiesel and several tests like the carbon residue test, cloud point test and copper corrosion test. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

Morschauser, P.; Walz, K.

2007-07-01

499

Information Assurance Security and Lab Series  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) provides this 122 page pdf as part of a series of lab exercises intended to support courseware for CompTIA Security certification. After completing this lab, "students will learn the process of capturing network traffic using three different methods, the tcpdump command, Wireshark, and Network Minor." Users are encouraged to visit the center's site and create a free login to view these and other learning resources.

2012-11-05

500

Renewable Energy Living Lab: Energy Experts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use real-world data to evaluate various renewable energy sources and the feasibility of implementing these sources. Working in small groups, students use data from the Renewable Energy Living Lab to describe and understand the way the world works. The data is obtained through observation and experimentation. Using the living lab gives students and teachers the opportunity to practice analyzing data to solve problems or answer questions, in much the same way that scientists and engineers do every day.

Civil And Environmental Engineering Department