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  1. Plasma Glucose Lab Problems --Solutions 1 Bio390 Plasma Glucose Regulation Problems --Solutions

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    Prestwich, Ken

    Plasma Glucose Lab Problems -- Solutions 1 Bio390 Plasma Glucose Regulation Problems -- Solutions 1. Assume that a person ingests 50g of glucose and that all of it enters the blood and none is metabolized or excreted. Calculate the concentration (in mg glucose/dl plasma) in that person's plasma if: plasma

  2. THE NAVAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE AND PLASMA PHYSICS RESEARCH AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LAB

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    Shyy, Wei

    THE NAVAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE AND PLASMA PHYSICS RESEARCH AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LAB Dr. Tom service." The NRL Plasma Physics Division (PPD) was established in 1966 to perform fusion research plosions. Today, the PPD conducts a broad basic research program in plasma physics, labo ratory discharge

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

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    Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

    . Systems like BELLA #12;hold the promise of making possible a table-top accelerator with particle energiesThe BErkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA): A 10 GeV Laser Plasma Accelerator W.P. Leemansa,b,c , R, USA Abstract. An overview is presented of the design of a 10 GeV laser plasma accelerator (LPA

  4. Plasma Glucose Lab Experiment Data Analysis (25 pts) Assignment

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    Prestwich, Ken

    in lab ­ you will be asked to do this sort of thing on your own later in the course). But, everyone) and not the error terms that Excel's graphing program offers to calculate for you. Elsewhere on the worksheet give

  5. Lab- and space-based researchers discuss plasma experiments

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Baker, D. N.; Yamada, M.

    Plasma physics provides a common language and set of approaches that tie together all scientists who study the acceleration, transport, and loss processes of the plasma state. Some years ago, researchers from the laboratory and space research communities suggested a workshop to bring together the diverse researchers in the respective fields. A series of workshops on the “Interrelationship between Plasma Experiments in the Laboratory and Space” (IPELS) was established, and the third meeting was held July 24-28, 1995, in the beautiful and historic town of Pitlochry in the Scottish Highlands.The conference reestablished the critical point that plasma physics is an important but surprisingly diversified research discipline. Meetings attendees discussed a number of new approaches to plasma research, including novel diagnostic techniques for use in space, such as active antennas and electric field sounding devices. Detailed discussions covered spacecraft-plasma environment interactions, including vehicle charging and neutral gas release; fundamental aspects of industrial application of dusty plasmas and waves in dusty plasmas; a very distinctive phase transition of coulomb crystals (from solid state to liquid state) in dusty plasmas; and terrella experiments to simulate and study chaotic transport in the ionosphere.

  6. Long conduction time plasma opening switch experiments at Sandia National Labs.

    SciTech Connect

    Savage, M.E.; Simpson, W.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Cooper, G.W. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Usher, M.A. [General Technology Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1992-07-01

    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.

  7. Optically Isolated Control of the MOCHI LabJet High Power Pulsed Plasma Experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carroll, Evan; Quinley, Morgan; von der Linden, Jens; You, Setthivoine

    2014-10-01

    The MOCHI LabJet experiment designed to investigate the dynamics of astrophysical jets at the University of Washington, requires high energy pulsed power supplies for plasma generation and sustainment. Two 600 ? F, 10 kV DC, pulse forming, power supplies have been specifically developed for this application. For safe and convenient user operation, the power supplies are controlled remotely with optical isolation. Three input voltage signals are required for relay actuation, adjusting bank charging voltage, and to fire the experiment: long duration DC signals, long duration user adjustable DC signals and fast trigger pulses with < ? s rise times. These voltage signals are generated from National Instruments timing cards via LabVIEW and are converted to optical signals by coupling photodiodes with custom electronic circuits. At the experiment, the optical signals are converted back to usable voltage signals using custom circuits. These custom circuits and experimental set-up are presented. This work is supported by US DOE Grant DE-SC0010340.

  8. Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy Job Description Technology Coordinator

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    New Hampshire, University of

    for middle and high school students each summer. Located on several college campuses, Middlebury needs; setting up language recording software in the labs; establishing a system to store studentMiddlebury-Monterey Language Academy Job Description ­ Technology Coordinator POSITION SUMMARY

  9. Khan Academy

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    Khan, Salman

    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.

  10. American Academy of Sleep Medicine American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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    Goldman, Steven A.

    © American Academy of Sleep Medicine American Academy of Sleep Medicine The following product has been developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Copyright © 2003 American Academy of Sleep: (708) 492-0943 Visit Us at www.aasmnet.org #12;© American Academy of Sleep Medicine American Academy

  11. Why a Steiner Academy?

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    Avison, Kevin

    2008-01-01

    This article examines the curious position of the Academy model in the English school system and how a potential Hereford Steiner Waldorf Academy might figure in this. It sketches the background to the Steiner movement in the UK and goes on to set out the key aspirations and concerns of Steiner educators regarding an Academy. The article provides…

  12. Career Academy Course Sequences.

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    Markham, Thom; Lenz, Robert

    This career academy course sequence guide is designed to give teachers a quick overview of the course sequences of well-known career academy and career pathway programs from across the country. The guide presents a variety of sample course sequences for the following academy themes: (1) arts and communication; (2) business and finance; (3)…

  13. INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY

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    Srinivasan, N.

    and bring out proceedings and monographs. The academies promote public awareness and understandingINDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY Science academies play a crucial role in promoting, recognizing on critical issues. Importantly they serve as forums for interaction among scientists within and outside

  14. Low Pressure High Density Plasma Development on a Small Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)*

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    James, R. W.; Allen, L. A.; Paolino, R. N.; Thayer, N.; Romano, B.; Stutzman, B. S.; Welicka, C.; Coast Guard Plasma Lab Team

    2011-10-01

    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 densities (1013 cm-3 and higher) at low pressure (.01 T), in high temperature and density diagnostic development for future laboratory investigations. HPX is designed to operate at these high densities and pressure to create repeatedly stable Capacitively Coupled Plasma (CCP) and Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) plasmas induced by an RF frequency in the 10 to 70 MHz range. Progress on the development of the RF coupling system, and qualitative observations from the optical and electric diagnostics are to be reported.

  15. Researching Academies in England

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    Gunter, Helen; Woods, Philip; Woods, Glenys

    2008-01-01

    In 2002 the New Labour government launched the Academies programme (known initially as City Academies) with the target of 400, of which 200 are to opened by 2010. The espoused aim has been to tackle underachievement and encourage diversity of provision. However, it continues to be a controversial policy that is being driven by the Specialist…

  16. KIPP Academy Lynn

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    Coats, Stephanie

    2004-01-01

    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…

  17. 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.

  18. American Academy of Ophthalmology

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  19. Advanced Lab View® Labs

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    John Essick; Eric D. Jones

    1999-01-01

    In the world of computer-based data acquisition and control, the graphical interface program LabVIEW from National Instruments is so ubiquitous that in many ways it has almost become the laboratory standard. To date, 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. In the more

  20. California Academy of Sciences

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2005-01-01

    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.

  1. Dissertation Lab Dissertation Lab (D-Lab)

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    and 3 9:00 am Breakfast and student check-in 12:00 pm Lunch 2:30 pm Stress-relieving and motivation Floor University Center What is Dissertation Lab (D-Lab)? The Office of Graduate Studies Student Services offers D-Lab to help students progress through the difficult process of writing their dissertation

  2. The Teen Parent Academy

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    Baptiste, H. Prentice, Jr.; Walker, Diane

    2005-01-01

    Pregnant teenagers and young parents often do not receive the quality of education available to other students. Most schools do not have a separate facility or program that deals with their special needs. Pregnant teens and teen parents should not be left behind. The Teen Parent Academy--a unique program in a predominantly Hispanic Texas border…

  3. Academy Engages Incarcerated Youths

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2010-01-01

    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…

  4. Dual Enrollment Academy Programs

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    Gonzalez, Nicolas; Chavez, Guadalupe

    2009-01-01

    Dual Enrollment Engineering (DEEA) and Medical Science (DEMSA) Academies are two-year dual enrollment programs for high school students. Students explore engineering and medical careers through college coursework. Students prepare for higher education in engineering and medical fields while completing associate degrees in biology or engineering…

  5. Fusion/Astrophysics Teacher Research Academy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Correll, Donald

    2005-10-01

    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.

  6. Incorporation of the Data Acquisition System with a Small Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-10-01

    At the Coast Guard Academy Plasma Lab (CGAPL), a small Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX) is being developed to utilize the reputed high densities (10^13 cm-3 and higher) at low pressure (.01 T) [1], in high temperature and density diagnostic development for future laboratory investigations. With first plasmas at hand, HPX is constructing triple and mach particle probes, magnetic probes, and a single point Thompson Scattering system for HPX plasma property investigations. A 32-channel National Instruments Data Acquisition (DAQ) Board capable of sampling at 12 bits of precision at 2 MS/s and running multiple simultaneous experiments is currently under construction. This DAQ System with integrated storage and GUI's will gather and digitize plasma data from the associated diagnostics for further analysis. Progress on the current implementation of the DAQ system will be reported.

  7. NOVA Labs

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    For many years, WGBH - the PBS member station from Boston - has provided excellent programming and online content on many different topics, and NOVA has been one of their most popular offerings. Now WGBH presents NOVA Labs, a series of interactive online science activities that would be a wonderful addition to secondary science curriculum. Users should create a free login, which will allow them to track and save their progress through the labs. On the main page, users can click on My Progress to see which labs have been completed. The site currently has three labs available: cloud lab, energy lab, and sun lab. Visitors may also check out a list of planned upcoming labs, which include topics like RNA, cybersecurity, and the brain. [AHT

  8. Forensic Management Academy Spring 2011 Tentative Schedule Forensic Management Academy

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Bob Waggoner 8:00 ­ 11:30 Session XI How to Develop and Manage a Federal Grant Max Houck 11:30 ­ 1Forensic Management Academy ­ Spring 2011 Tentative Schedule Forensic Management Academy Spring Thursday April 14th Friday April 15th 11:00 ­ 11:30 Registration 8:30 - 11:30 Session II Developing

  9. Progress on Development of Low Pressure High Density Plasmas on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    James, R. W.; Duke-Tinson, O.; Nolan, S.; Page, E. J.; Lopez, M.; Karama, J.; Paolino, R. N.; Schlank, C.; Sherman, J.; Stutzman, B. S.; Crilly, P. B.

    2013-10-01

    At the Coast Guard Academy Plasma Lab (CGAPL), a small Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX) is being developed to utilize the reputed high densities (1013 cm-3 and higher) at low pressure (.01 T), for eventual high temperature and density diagnostic development in future laboratory investigations. HPX is designed to create repeatedly stable plasmas induced by an RF frequency in the 10 to 70 MHz range. We employ a 400 to 1000 Gauss electromagnet that promotes energy conservation in the plasma via external energy production in the magnetic field facilitated by decreased inertial effects, in order to reach the Helicon Mode. With the initial construction phase complete and repeatable plasmas attained, HPX is constructing triple and mach particle probes, magnetic probes, and a single point 300 W Thompson Scattering system backed by a 32-channel Data Acquisition (DAQ) system capable 12 bits of sampling precision at 2 MS/s for HPX plasma property investigations. Progress on the development of the RF coupling system, Helicon Mode development, magnetic coils, and observations from the optical, particle, and electromagnetic scattering diagnostics will be reported. At the Coast Guard Academy Plasma Lab (CGAPL), a small Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX) is being developed to utilize the reputed high densities (1013 cm-3 and higher) at low pressure (.01 T), for eventual high temperature and density diagnostic development in future laboratory investigations. HPX is designed to create repeatedly stable plasmas induced by an RF frequency in the 10 to 70 MHz range. We employ a 400 to 1000 Gauss electromagnet that promotes energy conservation in the plasma via external energy production in the magnetic field facilitated by decreased inertial effects, in order to reach the Helicon Mode. With the initial construction phase complete and repeatable plasmas attained, HPX is constructing triple and mach particle probes, magnetic probes, and a single point 300 W Thompson Scattering system backed by a 32-channel Data Acquisition (DAQ) system capable 12 bits of sampling precision at 2 MS/s for HPX plasma property investigations. Progress on the development of the RF coupling system, Helicon Mode development, magnetic coils, and observations from the optical, particle, and electromagnetic scattering diagnostics will be reported. Supported by U.S. DEPS Grant [HEL-JTO] PRWJFY12.

  10. Freshman Academies on a Shoestring

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    Clark, Carrie; Hunley, Allen

    2007-01-01

    Regardless of where they live, incoming freshmen face the same problems nationwide, such as anxiety about entering a new school, social pressure, and increased academic pressure and responsibility. Freshman academies have been introduced in many larger schools to offset these issues. A typical freshman academy isolates freshmen from the rest of…

  11. Lowering of the firing voltage and reducing of the discharge delay time in alternating current plasma display panels by a discontinuous spin-coated LaB6 film on the MgO protective layer

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Deng, Jiang; Zeng, Baoqing; Wang, Xiaoju; Lin, Zulun; Qi, Kangcheng; Cao, Guichuan

    2014-03-01

    A spin coated LaB6 discontinuous film is covered on MgO protective layer to improve the discharge performance of alternating current plasma display panels. Under the premise of high transmittance of more than 90%, a very small amount of polycrystal LaB6 powders added in an organic solvent are chosen as the coating solution. The discharge characteristics results show that with 250 torr 5% Xe-Ne pressure, the firing voltage and discharge delay time of the test panel with LaB6/MgO double protective layer are decreased by 13.4% and 36.5%, respectively, compared with that of conventional MgO protective layer, likely owing to the low work function of LaB6. Furthermore, the aging time of the proposed structure is comparable to that of pure MgO protective layer. Therefore, it will not increase the production costs and is highly suitable to be applied for alternating current plasma display panels with low electrical power consumption.

  12. USMES Design Lab Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.

    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…

  13. Lab Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into laboratory safety, and covers interacting with the lab environment and a new lab partner. Topics covered include proper dress, housekeeping, safety equipment, mixing, fire safety, and spills. When the module is completed, visitors will be able to demonstrate proper lab safety techniques.

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

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

    2013-03-01

    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

  15. Issues in Schoolwide Application of Career Academies.

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    Stern, David; Dayton, Charles; Raby, Marilyn; Lenz, Robert; Tidyman, Susan; Weisberg, Alan

    This document examines issues in schoolwide application of career academies. Part 1 reviews the three defining features of career academies: (1) a career academy is a small learning community in which a cluster of students share several classes each year that are taught by the same team of teachers over a period of 2-4 years; (3) each academy

  16. National Academy of Engineering Awards

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    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.

  17. American Academy of Ophthalmology: Eyenet

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    American Academy of Ophthalmology.

    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.

  18. Density Lab

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    Interactive lab, provided by New York University, illustrating the density of ice in water. Contains interactive java scripts, images, and questions that test students knowledge as students move through the exercise.

  19. Computer Lab

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    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....

  20. 1997 NASA Academy in Aeronautics

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    Andrisani, Dominick, II

    1998-01-01

    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.

  1. American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

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    ... Growth in Dental Sleep Medicine More news... Dental Sleep Medicine: An area of practice that focuses on the ... Appliance Inc. Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, All Rights Reserved. American Academy of Dental Sleep ...

  2. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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    Yes, the Academy Award nominations were announced this week, and yes, the Web site was overwhelmed starting in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday. For all the hoopla, see the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences site.

  3. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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    ... AAPM&R - American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians Adding Quality to Life ® AAPM&R Patients & ... The American Academy of Phy?sical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the national medical society representing more than ...

  4. National Academy of Public Administration

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    While the National Academy of Public Administration may conjure up images of that dreaded word "bureaucracy", this important independent non-partisan organization chartered by Congress plays a vital role in assisting federal, state, and local governments in improving their effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability. On their site, users can learn about the Academy, its mission, special initiatives, and in addition, very diverse projects, such as those for Bonneville Power, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Transit Administration. Visitors can also learn about the Academy's five centers, which include those on government performance, human resources, intergovernmental relations, and management studies. Each area provides a brief overview of each center's work and equally helpful, access to its latest publications. Finally, the site also provides a calendar of relevant conferences and events, along with a search engine.

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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,

  6. AGU members elected to Academy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Six AGU members are among the sixty new members and fifteen foreign associates elected on April 27 to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.AGU members elected were AGU Past-President G. Brent Dalrymple of USGS, Menlo Park, Calif.; Donald J . DePaolo, University of California, Berkeley; Ho-Kwang (David) Mao, Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C.; Mario J . Molina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; and Alexandra Navrotsky, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Elected as foreign associates were Nikolai V. Sobolev, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, and Friedrich H. Busse, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

  7. Virtual Labs

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    Over the past few years, the Howard Hughes Medical Instituteâ??s Biointeractive website has garnered critical acclaim from a number of international organizations that evaluate various multimedia products that educate Internet users about science and technology. Most recently, their Virtual Labs area on the site has been well-received, and they are visually entrancing and easy to use. Currently, the site contains six full virtual labs, and they include those that allow students to learn how to identify various bacteria and another one that casts participants as a young intern who is learning how to identify heritable diseases of the heart. Each virtual lab contains resources for instructors, along with an interactive quiz.

  8. Gifted and Talented Youth: The National Academy.

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    Gifted Education International, 2003

    2003-01-01

    This article discusses England's development of an Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth. The academy will develop, implement, and support educational opportunities for gifted and talented children up to the age of 19, as well as provide support for parents and educators. The academy's talent search, outreach program, summer schools are described.…

  9. Authentic Assessment in the First Steiner Academy

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    Burnett, John

    2009-01-01

    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…

  10. Academy Insights Vol. 4, No. 5

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    Paulsson, Johan

    Academy Insights Vol. 4, No. 5 RFA: Academy Fellowships in Medical Education Applications Due by Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:00 P.M. (Above: AY13 Fellows and Dr. Hundert) The Academy at Harvard Medical School is pleased to announce a Request for Applications for one-year fellowships in medical education

  11. WWU Sustainability Academy Western Washington University

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    WWU Sustainability Academy Western Washington University Dear colleagues, We cordially extend to you this invitation to join the WWU Sustainability Academy! Following several years of discussion, a group of faculty has started the (tentatively named) "WWU Sustainability Academy." Our goal is to build

  12. New Petrochemical Science and Technology Academy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Majka, Connie

    2005-01-01

    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. …

  13. Virtual Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    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.

  14. Butterfly Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site comes from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, located in Chicago, Illinois. Designed for students in grades 7-12, Butterfly Lab offers online activities and materials covering butterfly anatomy, life cycle, behavior, and related topics. Detailed information is accompanied by colorful diagrams and photographs. Butterfly Lab also offers three offline activities involving butterfly anatomy, movement, identification, handling, and more. Students may submit their offline creations to be posted on the Web site. An audio feature allows users to listen to the Museum's director of biology discuss butterfly biology. The site includes a guide for teachers and a FAQ page.

  15. Carnegie Science Academy Web Site

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kotwicki, John; Atzinger, Joe; Turso, Denise

    1997-11-01

    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.

  16. PROCEEDINGS CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

    E-print Network

    Murphy, Bob

    . October 30, 1974 A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF EUBLEPHARINE GECKO (SAURIA: GEKKONIDAE) FROM BAJA CALIFORNIA: A new genus and species of eublepharine gecko, Anarbyl~hsswitaki, from central Baja California, Mexico. Switak of the California Academy of Sciences' Steinhart Aquarium, collected an unusual ground gecko

  17. Science, Nationalism, and the Academy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Commager, Henry Steele

    1985-01-01

    The question of how the academy can continue and prosper from the beneficent association with government without permitting government to debase science and learning for nationalist purposes is discussed in a speech at the annual meeting of the American Association of University Professors. Science and nationialism are seen as locked in mortal…

  18. Academies counsel Bush on science

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William Ward Maggs

    1989-01-01

    For the first time, the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine have released reports providing a president-elect with specific advice on science and technology issues.Released only days before President Reagan's final budget was sent to Congress, the ``white papers'' recommend that NASA's space station be developed only if consistent with clearly stated long term space

  19. Adult Learners in the Academy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bash, Lee

    Adult learning programs are becoming increasingly important. This book is designed to serve as a wake-up call for members of the academy who prefer to work with traditional students. It provides practical advice for adult learning programs with insights drawn from case studies and the author's experience. Part 1, "Context and Overview," contains:…

  20. Adult Learners in the Academy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bash, Lee

    1999-01-01

    Adult learners comprise almost 50 percent of all students enrolled in higher Education. Some argue they are pioneering change in today's higher educational landscape. This book is designed to assist faculty members and administrators who want to understand how the impact of adult learning programs has and is helping to transform the academy and…

  1. Knowledge Management and the Academy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cain, Timothy J.; Branin, Joseph J.; Sherman, W. Michael

    2008-01-01

    Universities and colleges generate extraordinary quantities of knowledge and innovation, but in many ways the academy struggles to keep pace with the digital revolution. Growing pressures are reshaping how universities must do business--students expecting enhanced access and support, administrators eager to make data-driven strategic decisions,…

  2. Satellite Academies Program: Interim Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.

    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…

  3. A High School Research-Oriented Academy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Adkins, J.

    2011-12-01

    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.

  4. BIOLOGY 251 MICROBIOLOGY LAB SYLLABUS

    E-print Network

    Ahmad, Sajjad

    for each exercise at the end of the lab exercise in the lab manual. Complete each lab report after your lab Assessment : Lab Exam I - 120 points Lab Reports - 120 points Lab Exam II- 120 points Unknown Lab Report/False · There will be no study guides given and the exams will cover material ONLY from lab (TA pre-lab lecture, material covered

  5. Jefferson Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or the Jefferson Lab, is funded in part by the Department of Energy and was "built to probe the nucleus of the atom to learn more about the quark structure of matter." Of special interest to researchers will be the extensive experiments section with experiments organized by hall, by status in terms of approval and completion, by proposals, and by physics category. Descriptions of individual experiments include summaries (.ps), participating institutions, experiment titles, and a letter grade rating. The publications section of the site contains a catalog with online publications (.pdf) organized by year, and a complete searchable bibliographic list with downloadable technical documents organized by year. Also, for educators, the Science Education at Jefferson Lab Page ( http://www.jlab.org/services/pced/?students/teachers) lists internships, special events, and classroom resources including a tour of the atom, a periodic table of elements, and an element flashcard game.

  6. Chromatography Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-18

    To increase students' awareness of possible invisible pollutants in drinking water sources, students perform an exciting lab requiring them to think about how solutions and mixtures exist even in unsuspecting places such as ink. They use alcohol and chromatography paper to separate the components of black and colored marker ink. Students witness first-hand how components of a solution can be separated, even when those individual components are not visible in solution.

  7. Earth Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Earth Lab is a database of fossils, minerals and rocks from the UK. A photograph is displayed for each specimen selected, as well as the scientific name, location and properties or age of the specimen. The fossils can be searched by area, age, and group; minerals by area, element, group, and property; and rocks by area, geological age, and type of rock. A series of questions allows users to identify their own specimens.

  8. plasmas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, H. Y.; Jin, C. G.; Yang, Y.; Ye, C.; Zhuge, L. J.; Wu, X. M.

    2014-12-01

    As-deposited HfO2 films were modified by CHF3, C4F8, and mixed C4F8/O2 plasmas in a dual-frequency capacitively coupled plasma chamber driven by radio frequency generators of 60 MHz as the high frequency (HF) source and 2 MHz as the low frequency source (60/2 MHz). The influences of various surface plasma treatments under CHF3, C4F8, and C4F8/O2 were investigated in order to understand the chemical and structural changes in thin-film systems, as well as their influence on the electrical properties. Fluorine atoms were incorporated into the HfO2 films by either CHF3 or C4F8 plasma treatment; meanwhile, the C/F films were formed on the surface of the HfO2 films. The formation of C/F layers decreased the k value of the gate stacks because of its low dielectric constant. However, the addition of O2 gas in the discharge gases suppressed the formation of C/F layers. After thermal annealing, tetragonal HfO2 phase was investigated in both samples treated with CHF3 and C4F8 plasmas. However, the samples treated with O-rich plasmas showed monoclinic phase, which indicated that the addition of O plasmas could influence the Hf/O ratio of the HfO2 films. The mechanism of the t-HfO2 formation was attributed to oxygen insufficiency generated by the incorporation of F atoms. The capacitors treated with C4F8/O2 plasmas displayed the highest k value, which ascribed that the C/F layers were suppressed and the tetragonal phase of HfO2 was formed. Good electrical properties, especially on the hysteresis voltage and frequency dispersion, were obtained because the bulk traps were passivated by the incorporation of F atoms. However, the H-related traps were generated during the CHF3 plasma treatments, which caused the performance degradation. All the treated samples showed lower leakage current density than the as-deposited HfO2 films at negative bias due to the reduced trap-assisted tunneling by the incorporation of F to block the electrons transferring from metal electrode to the trap level.

  9. HHMI: Virtual Neurophysiology Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

    2012-12-01

    This Virtual Lab provides students the opportunity to explore the electrical activity of individual neurons by virtually stimulating the skin of a leech. A lab notebook, equipment list, atlas of cells and recordings is provided to simulate a lab activity.

  10. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

    E-print Network

    Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Research Institute of Medicine National Research Council W H AT YO U N E E D T O K N O W A B O U T #12;Copyright

  11. Decisions Shape a Lab (Lab Notes).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Porter, Bernajean

    1992-01-01

    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)

  12. LabWrite: Improving Lab Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    LabWrite is a tool for instructing students in organizing and preparing proper lab reports. The tool is organized into four sections: PreLab, where students answer a series of questions to prepare an introduction; InLab, a laboratory notebook for taking notes on lab procedures and recording data and observations; PostLab, a guide for writing the report; and LabCheck, a guide and checklist for checking over and revising a lab report before submitting it. Each section operates in a choice of modes: self-guiding, hardcopy handouts, or interactive tutoring. There is also a set of additional resources for constructing graphs, writing, documenting sources, writing proposals, and others. A version for younger students is also included.

  13. Academies counsel Bush on science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Maggs, William Ward

    For the first time, the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine have released reports providing a president-elect with specific advice on science and technology issues.Released only days before President Reagan's final budget was sent to Congress, the “white papers” recommend that NASA's space station be developed only if consistent with clearly stated long term space goals, that natural gas be promoted as an alternative to fossil fuels that release more CO2, and that Bush's science advisor should occupy a senior White House position such as assistant to the President.

  14. Paleotempestology Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kira Lawrence

    This introductory lab introduces students to stratigraphic correlation and the dating of geologic materials. Students analyze sediment cores derived from coastal marshes that preserve a record of past hurricane activity. The task is for students to assess the past frequency and intensity of hurricane activity in the region from which the cores were derived. In teams, students log the sedimentological variations in the cores. Then each individual student builds stratigraphic columns for each core. Based on their stratigraphic columns, students try to preliminarily correlate hurricane events between the cores. In small teams, they then collectively decide to "purchase" absolute dates using a fixed budget to test their preliminary correlations and arrive at an overall interpretation of the hurricane activity in the region.

  15. Strengthen Military Academy's Information Security Management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Liu Qingguo; Zhang Wei

    2009-01-01

    Information techniques give support to the teaching theory, teaching plans, teaching mode, teaching measures and teaching management. However, problems on information security and its management are increasing. It is of great significance to research into those information security plans and management methods which are suitable for military academy. Based on the situation of military academy's information security management, this thesis

  16. Visgraf Lab IMPA Visgraf Lab IMPA

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    Evolution of Imaging Technology in Computer Graphics in Computer Graphics Jonas Gomes Jonas Gomes Visgraf . . Direct problem Direct problem . . Known as Computer Graphics Known as Computer Graphics . . Graphical Visualization #12; 5 Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA What is Computer Graphics? What

  17. LabWrite

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Michael Carter

    2000-07-15

    LabWrite is an online resource designed to help students learn science by writing better laboratory reports. It is organized into four major parts, reflecting the chronological experience of the lab. PreLab asks students to respond to a set of questions that lead them through a scientific understanding of the lab before they actually begin. InLab provides resources and help for students as they set up the lab and gather and organize data. PostLab guides students step by step in writing the lab report. LabCheck offers students a checklist to help them revise their reports and an evaluation guide to help them learn from a graded report so that they can improve their skills. LabWrite also provides an extensive set of resources for teaching students how to create tables and graphs. In addition, the LabWrite Tutor is an application that allows students to write their lab reports online. Published results of a control-group study show that LabWrite significantly improves students' understanding of the scientific concept of the lab and their ability to think scientifically about the lab.

  18. The Higher Education Academy Engineering

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Based in Britain, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) "supports a large network of learning and teaching practitioners involved in engineering and materials." This particular section of their impressive website brings together learning resources, best practices materials, and pedagogical studies designed to help persons who teach engineering. On the left-hand side of the page, visitors will find seven sections, including "Engineering Teaching Guides," "Engineering Events," and their "STEM Blog." In the "Engineering Teaching Guides" area, visitors will find several valuable guides, including "Approaches to the Teaching of Design," "Assessing Creativity in Design," and "Introduction to Learning and Teaching." The "STEM Blog" is a real gem because a variety of commentators give their opinions about new online interactive tools and teaching techniques related to the STEM fields. The site is rounded out by a link to the UK Centre for Materials Education and archived material from the main site.

  19. National Academies: The Hydrogen Economy

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This news release from the National Academies reviews findings on the challenges and opportunities for a Hydrogen Economy. According to the report, "A transition to hydrogen as a major fuel in the next 50 years could significantly change the U.S. energy economy, reducing air emissions and expanding domestic energy resources, but technical, economic, and infrastructure barriers need to be overcome." A link to the full report online includes chapters on: A Framework for Thinking About the Hydrogen Economy, The Demand Side: Hydrogen End-Use Technologies, Transportation, Distribution, and Storage of Hydrogen, Supply Chains for Hydrogen and Estimated Costs of Hydrogen Supply, Implications of a Transition to Hydrogen in Vehicles for the U.S. Energy System, Carbon Capture and Storage, Hydrogen Production Technologies, and Crosscutting Issues. The Executive Summary includes some implications for policy. This site is also reviewed in the February 27, 2004 _NSDL MET Report_.

  20. America's Energy Future from the National Academies

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    National Academies of Sciences

    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.

  1. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Z >> Search by Symptoms >> American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Your Trusted Resource Patients and healthcare professionals ... authoritative, expert resources to make decisions about allergies, asthma and immune deficiency disorders. Welcome to the AAAAI's ...

  2. Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

    MedlinePLUS

    ... The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology 655 Beach Street San Francisco, CA 94109-1336 Tel.: ... for Ophthalmology: The Complete Reference 2015-2016 BCSC Sample eBook Focal Points 2015 Module: Diagnosis and Management ...

  3. 32 CFR 575.1 - Military Academy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Department of Tactics. (b) Mission. The mission of the United States Military...training. In accomplishing its mission, the Military Academy strives...sound education in the arts and sciences requisite for continued...

  4. 32 CFR 575.1 - Military Academy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Department of Tactics. (b) Mission. The mission of the United States Military...training. In accomplishing its mission, the Military Academy strives...sound education in the arts and sciences requisite for continued...

  5. 32 CFR 575.1 - Military Academy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Department of Tactics. (b) Mission. The mission of the United States Military...training. In accomplishing its mission, the Military Academy strives...sound education in the arts and sciences requisite for continued...

  6. May 11 2014 Cisco Networking Academy Program

    E-print Network

    Rahman, A.K.M. Ashikur

    May 11 2014 Cisco Networking Academy Program Department of CSE, BUET Announcement of CCNA Routing and Switching Bridge Course 1. Further the announcement made earlier, we are happy to let you know that a "CCNA

  7. American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons

    MedlinePLUS

    ... specialty fields. This has been accomplished through setting high standards for training, credentialing and continuous surgical education... Click here for more American Academy of Neurological & Orthopaedic Surgeons 1516 North Lake Shore Drive - Chicago, Illinois 60610 (Phone) 312-787- ...

  8. California Academy of Sciences: Discover Science

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-05-25

    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.

  9. New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Medicine and Health Information Server progresses the Academy's role in the development of a quality health care system and in providing a forum for the formulation, review and analysis of policy issues affecting the public health, including, those relating to the HIV epidemic, adolescent health, and the interaction of pediatric poverty with social and health care issues. The gopher server offers information about fellowship programs, library resources, education programs, HIV/AIDS programs and more.

  10. DATES, DEADLINES, FEES District 15, Ohio Academy of Science Jr. Academy

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    Piotrowski, Zbigniew

    ALREADY BEEN JUDGED AT A LOCAL SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR OR BY THE LAKE-TO-RIVER SCIENCE DAY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY://www.ohiosci.org ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It is highly recommended that The Science Day Guide be used as a resource for development of science fairDATES, DEADLINES, FEES District 15, Ohio Academy of Science Jr. Academy Lake-to-River Science Day

  11. DATES, DEADLINES, FEES FOR District 15, Ohio Academy of Science Jr. Academy

    E-print Network

    Piotrowski, Zbigniew

    DAY SHOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN JUDGED AT A LOCAL SCIENCE FAIR OR BY THE LAKE-TO-RIVER SCIENCE DAY://www.ohiosci.org ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It is highly recommended that The Science Day Guide be used as a resource for development of science fairDATES, DEADLINES, FEES FOR District 15, Ohio Academy of Science Jr. Academy Lake­to­River Science

  12. Shaping Postsecondary Transitions: Influences of the National Academy Foundation Career Academy. IEE Brief.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Orr, Margaret Terry; Hughes, Katherine L.; Karp, Melinda Mechur

    2003-01-01

    To assess the impact of the National Academy Foundation (NAF) career academy (CA) model, a large-scale, multi-site evaluation was undertaken. Survey and interview data on program experiences and postsecondary outcomes were analyzed from nine CA programs. The study used pre-post evaluation of student data, field visits, and written and telephone…

  13. Virtual Reality Lab Assistant

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Saha, Hrishikesh; Palmer, Timothy A.

    1996-01-01

    Virtual Reality Lab Assistant (VRLA) demonstration model is aligned for engineering and material science experiments to be performed by undergraduate and graduate students in the course as a pre-lab simulation experience. This will help students to get a preview of how to use the lab equipment and run experiments without using the lab hardware/software equipment. The quality of the time available for laboratory experiments can be significantly improved through the use of virtual reality technology.

  14. A Math Lab Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kelly, F. D.; Rajah, M.

    In order to make recommendations for improvement of the mathematics laboratory at Mira Costa College, questionnaires were mailed to 100 community colleges. Of the 40 responding, 17% had completely self-paced labs, 20% combined open labs with individualized instruction, 20% had no lab instruction, and the remainder had a variety of offerings.…

  15. 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.

  16. The UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.

    PubMed

    Cooke, Molly; Irby, David M; Debas, Haile T

    2003-07-01

    The Academy of Medical Educators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), was established in 2000 to (1) foster excellence in teaching, (2) support teachers of medicine, and (3) promote curricular innovation. A membership organization, it recognizes five categories of educational activity: direct teaching, curriculum development and assessment of learner performance, advising and mentoring, educational administration and leadership, and educational research. Excellent medical student teaching and outstanding accomplishment in one or more areas of educational activity qualify a teacher for membership. Candidates prepare a portfolio that is reviewed internally and by national experts in medical education. Currently 37 faculty members, 3% of the entire school of medicine faculty, belong to the academy. The academy's innovations funding program disburses one-year grants to support curricular development and comparisons of pedagogical approaches; through this mechanism, the academy has funded 20 projects at a total cost of $442,300. Three fourths of expended funds support faculty release time. Faculty development efforts include promotion of the use of an educator's portfolio and the establishment of a mentoring program for junior faculty members built around observation of teaching. The Academy of Medical Educators vigorously supports expanded scholarship in education; the academy-sponsored Education Day is an opportunity for educators to present their work locally. Recipients of innovations-funding program grants are expected to present their work in an appropriate national forum and are assisted in doing this through quarterly scholarship clinics. The Academy of Medical Educators has been well received at UCSF and is enhancing the status of medical education and teachers. PMID:12857682

  17. Forensic Science Methods Called Into Question by National Academies Report

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Grinnell, Max

    2009-02-20

    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."

  18. Microfossils Lab (Labs 2 and 4)

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    Melissa Lobegeier

    This activity encompasses two lab exercises. In the first lab exercise students examine various different types of microfossils (conodonts, foraminifera and radiolaria) under the microscope and try to make paleobiological inferences about them based on their morphological characteristics. Students also pick different conodont elements and different foraminiferal species from sediment samples. Two foraminiferal specimens are selected for scanning electron microscopy. I mount the specimens to a stub for the students. Then in the next lab period students are given a guided tour of the SEM lab and work with the technician to operate the SEM and take photographs of their specimens. They then use the photographs in conjunction with the Treastise of Invertebrate Paleontology to make a generic identification of their specimens.

  19. Ambivalence at the Academies: Attitudes toward Women in the Military at the Federal Service Academies

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    Jansen, Monika

    2006-01-01

    serves as a preparatory school for officers in both the Navy and the Marine Corps. Nearly 1,000 newly commissioned Ensigns Social Thought & Research 46 (Navy) and 2nd Lieutenants (Marine Corps) graduate from the Naval Academy each year; approximately 15... the context in which they operate—as preparatory schools for the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.2 47 Ambivalence at the Academies In my analysis, I compare the academies to the services as groups, but I also examine institutionally specific...

  20. The National Academies Space Studies Board

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Academy of Sciences' "Space Studies Board (SSB) provides an independent, authoritative forum for information and advice on all aspects of space science and applications." Users can learn about the Board's many new projects including Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars and the Astrophysical Context of Life. Students can learn about the Space Policy and the National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Internships. The website offers downloads of the Board's reports, Annual Reports, and Space Science Bulletins. Users can find out about the Board's involvement in eight committees as a way of managing space research disciplines.

  1. THE OHIO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE Consent and Release Agreement

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    Piotrowski, Zbigniew

    THE OHIO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE Consent and Release Agreement Required for participation in District of The Ohio Academy of Science In consideration of the right and opportunity of the undersigned to attend of The Ohio Academy of Science, the undersigned for him/herself and for his/her heirs and legal

  2. 76 FR 20696 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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    2011-04-13

    ...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...

  3. 75 FR 2153 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-14

    ...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...

  4. 75 FR 39561 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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    2010-07-09

    ...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...

  5. 76 FR 17425 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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    2011-03-29

    ...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...

  6. Open Source Data Sources Academy of Management PDW

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    Crowston, Kevin

    Open Source Data Sources Academy of Management PDW 13 August 2006, Atlanta James Howison Ph of the National Science Foundation.) #12;13 August 2006Open Source Data Tutorial, James Howison, Academy PDW://floss.syr.edu/presentations/FlossDataTutAoM2006/ #12;13 August 2006Open Source Data Tutorial, James Howison, Academy PDW What's available? Project

  7. Illinois Junior Academy of Science Policy & Procedure Manual

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    Illinois Junior Academy of Science Policy & Procedure Manual September 2010 ­ August 2012 or paper. While the Illinois Junior Academy of Science would like for all schools and regions to follow all these policies at the school or regional level. However, the Illinois Junior Academy of Science will insist

  8. Day of Dialogue: Research Priorities from the Researching Academies Conference

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    Woods, Glenys J.; Woods, Philip A.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  9. WWU Sustainability Academy 4PM, Wednesday, December 3, CF 125

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    WWU Sustainability Academy 4PM, Wednesday, December 3, CF 125 Agenda 1. WWU Sustainability Academy Sustainability Courses at WWU ­ Gene Myers 4. Existing Sustainability Prototype Programs at WWU ­ Arunas Oslapas faculty member in the Sustainability Academy · 25 Yes · 6 Not sure Anonymous surveyors: · 7 Not sure · 1

  10. WWU Sustainability Academy 4PM, Wednesday, December 3, CF 125

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    WWU Sustainability Academy 4PM, Wednesday, December 3, CF 125 Draft Agenda 1. Welcome ­ Facilitators panel 2. Establishing a WWU Sustainability Academy Responses to Survey Questionnaire What the WWU Sustainability Academy can do Advocating for sustainability studies at WWU 3. The Existing

  11. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Curricula; An Evaluation.

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    Powers, Theodore R.; And Others

    This report presents the results of research that had as its objective the evaluation of the curricula of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Over 125 Coast Guard officers and men were interviewed to gather detailed background information about the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Academy, and job requirements of Academy graduates. These data were developed…

  12. IMPLEMENTING CAREER ACADEMIES IN A LARGE, COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL

    Microsoft Academic Search

    DELMAS L. WATKINS SR

    The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of high school individuals in implementing and sustaining Career Academies in a large comprehensive high school. The Career Academy is a high school reform model that integrates school-to-work elements in a personalized learning environment. The Career Academy structure provides partnerships between high schools and employers to enhance students' exposure to

  13. Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Joseph Perpich, M.D., J.D. (Howard Hughes Medical Institute; )

    2008-04-16

    The purpose of the lab is to familiarize you with the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequence. Not long ago, DNA sequencing was a time-consuming, tedious process. With readily available commercial equipment and kits, it is now routine. The techniques used in this lab are applicable in a wide variety of settings, including scientific research and forensic labs.

  14. Virtual Biology Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Rutgers University Web site contains a set of online biology labs each so detailed and comprehensive, they could nearly replace the real thing. Each virtual lab contains pages and pages of background information and procedures, helpful images and diagrams, online exercises, and more. Seven labs are currently available: Cell Structure, Cell Reproduction, Protists, Plant Evolution, Angiosperm Reproduction, Transport Systems in Plants, and Chromosome Structure and Meiosis.

  15. The Virtual Lab Book

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    It can be a real challenge to learn about the foibles and details of lab work, so it is nice to report that Dr. Stephanie Dellis has created this excellent Virtual Lab Book for students beginning the study of molecular biology. The guide is divided into twelve parts, including "Safety in the Molecular Biology Lab", "Minipreparation of Plasmid DNA", and "PCR and Thermacycling". Along with written instructions and particulars, each section also contains a number of helpful diagrams and visual illustrations. Visitors will also want to look at the specialized lab protocols included here, such as "How to Spread a Plate" and "DNA Isolation".

  16. EarthLabs: Teacher's Guide

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The EarthLabs project provides a national model for rigorous and engaging Earth and environmental science labs. The activities in each EarthLabs topic represent a lab sequence for an integrated instructional unit. Six topics are available: corals, cryosphere, drought, earth system science, fisheries and hurricanes. There are six to nine labs within each topic with complete directions.

  17. Academy Insights Vol. 4, No. 3

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    Paulsson, Johan

    Academy Insights Vol. 4, No. 3 Does Medical Training Promote Self-directed Learning? Submitted, and insightful. The afternoon explored self-directed learning, a concept of pivotal importance for adult learners published definitions of and models for self-directed learning, they have in common an emphasis

  18. Mater Academy Charter Middle School: Consistent Expectations

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    Principal Leadership, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School is located in what was once a big box store in a commercial and industrial area of Hialeah Gardens, FL. The same energy that transformed a vacant store into a thriving campus for a grades 6-12 school is apparent in every classroom. Even the mayor of Hialeah Gardens credits the school with helping to…

  19. Successful Transitions: The Sheyenne Ninth Grade Academy

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  20. Balancing Work and Life in the Academy

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Balancing Work and Life in the Academy: Changing paradigms for women in the 21st Century Nancy E kids between 6-17 > 2.2% of faculty are single parents #12;2002 Survey Findings: Work/Life Balance with their work/life balance, and significantly more likely to say they have considered leaving UW due to work

  1. Corporate Discourse and the Academy: A Polemic.

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    Webster, Gary

    2003-01-01

    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,…

  2. Academy Insights Vol. 5, No. 5

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    Paulsson, Johan

    Academy Insights Vol. 5, No. 5 Need for Innovation in Graduate Medical Education IOM Report, NEJM of Medicine (IOM) released a fascinating new report entitled "Graduate Medical Education that Meets the Nation, outlines the IOM's intriguing conclusions about the governance and financing of Graduate Medical Education

  3. Academy Insights Vol. 4, No. 9

    E-print Network

    Paulsson, Johan

    findings and for advancing one's own career through scholarship. Medical educators, for whom the classroom likely published. The investigators concluded that advances in medical education will dependAcademy Insights Vol. 4, No. 9 Medical Education Grand Rounds Presenting Our Annual Medical Student

  4. MINUTES OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY

    E-print Network

    Gelfond, Michael

    MINUTES OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY April 8, 2006 Present: Lauren D. Garduño, Civil, Tony Childress, Vinu Abraham, H. Scott Norville, Civil Engineering Department Chair, and Debbie Starcher, Civil Engineering Department Supervisor. Call to Order The nineteenth annual meeting of the Civil

  5. Academy Insights Vol. 3, No. 8

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    Paulsson, Johan

    Academy Insights Vol. 3, No. 8 Tools For Keeping Up with Medical Literature QxMD App for iOS of journals? There is a new free app for iOS devices (iPad and iPhone) available called Read QxMD that medical

  6. Broad Academy's Growing Reach Draws Scrutiny

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    Samuels, Christina A.

    2011-01-01

    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--in just two…

  7. INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS Polish Academy of Sciences

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    -956 Warszawa 10, Poland http://www.impan.pl IM PAN Preprint 708 (2009) Stanislaw Spie Marian Srebrny Jerzy, Poland; spiez@impan.gov.pl Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; M of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; J.Urbanowicz@ipipan.waw.pl; Corresponding author. 1 #12;2 Stanislaw Spiez, Marian

  8. Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy

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    Morley, Louise

    2014-01-01

    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.…

  9. . BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 3, 2

    E-print Network

    Borissova, Daniela

    and communi-cation technologies (ICT). E-learning may encompass multiple formats and hybrid methodologies4 5 . BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES · 3, 2 CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Hristov Institute of Information Technologies, 1113 Sofia Abstract: The paper deals with some problems

  10. General Education at the Coast Guard Academy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sanders, William A.

    In seeking the most effective presentation of the liberal arts in curricula such as the heavily technical and professional curricula at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, which leave little room for general education, general education course design must capture the imagination of students and motivate them for continuing self-education. Development of…

  11. Analysing Religion and Education in Christian Academies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Green, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    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…

  12. NUSTeachingACADEMY a special issue of

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    . Such research will generate data that can be harnessed by NUS to continuously evolve a niche brand of education the educational landscape of the university. The Academy's Vision and Mission will be achieved through a set classroom teaching, mentoring and authoring. We understand that research and education feed off each other

  13. Blair's Academies: The Story So Far

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    Gillard, Derek

    2008-01-01

    Of all Tony Blair's education policies during his decade as prime minister, one of the most controversial was his plan to create a network of academies--effectively, private schools funded by the taxpayer. This piece explores the origins of the policy and recounts the widespread concerns and criticisms with which it has been beset.

  14. Broad Academy's Growing Reach Draws Scrutiny

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Samuels, Christina A.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  15. Disappearing Acts: Resuscitative Reflections on the Academy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Twomey, Sarah

    2005-01-01

    To resuscitate means to revive or make go on. This paper is an exploration of my first six months at a Canadian university as a doctoral student. Through a chronological narrative, I explore my experiences through the governing relations of the academy as a way to provoke dialogue about the role of feminist researcher in the institution. By…

  16. Capital Wisdom: Papers from the Principals Academy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    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…

  17. The 4th Generation Light Source at Jefferson Lab

    SciTech Connect

    Stephen Benson; George Biallas; James Boyce; Donald Bullard; James Coleman; David Douglas; H. Dylla; Richard Evans; Pavel Evtushenko; Albert Grippo; Christopher Gould; Joseph Gubeli; David Hardy; Carlos Hernandez-Garcia; Kevin Jordan; John Klopf; Steven Moore; George Neil; Thomas Powers; Joseph Preble; Daniel Sexton; Michelle D. Shinn; Christopher Tennant; Richard Walker; Shukui Zhang; Gwyn Williams

    2007-04-25

    A number of "Grand Challenges" in Science have recently been identified in reports from The National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences. Many of these require a new generation of linac-based light source to study dynamical and non-linear phenomena in nanoscale samples. In this paper we present a summary of the properties of such light sources, comparing them with existing sources, and then describing in more detail a specific source at Jefferson Lab. Importantly, the JLab light source has developed some novel technology which is a critical enabler for other new light sources.

  18. NOT Another Lab Report

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ende, Fred

    2012-01-01

    Ask students to name the aspects of science class they enjoy most, and working on labs will undoubtedly be mentioned. What often won't be included, however, is writing lab reports. For many students, the process of exploration and data collection is paramount, while the explanation and analysis of findings often takes a backseat. After all, if…

  19. Millikelvin Lab Machine Shop

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Millikelvin Lab OP105­112 Machine Shop OP132 Resistive Magnet Shop CICC Winding Area Transformers Transformers Part Shop OP128 Dock Control Room 45 T Physical Plant Helium Recovery System MagnetCells Shipping This building is home to the Millikelvin lab, the control room, the resistive magnet and machine shops, the CICC

  20. Global Change 2 Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    University of Michigan

    This site from the University of Michigan features the list of labs and activities for the Global Change 2 course. An introduction to ArcView is presented and used in several of the labs. Steps and references for the Web Term Project Development are also included.

  1. Making Real Virtual Labs

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    Keller, Harry E.; Keller, Edward E.

    2005-01-01

    Francis Bacon began defining scientific methodology in the early 17th century, and secondary school science classes began to implement science labs in the mid-19th century. By the early 20th century, leading educators were suggesting that science labs be used to develop scientific thinking habits in young students, and at the beginning of the 21st…

  2. Metamorphic Rocks Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Ann C.H. Hadley

    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.

  3. Choosing a Research Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-06-21

    This resource lists a series of categories and questions for individuals to consider when looking for a research lab. The questions are intended to help job seekers break down and consider what is and is not important to their personal goals in working in a research lab.

  4. A clandestine lab

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    N/A N/A (DEA; )

    2006-04-01

    Some people illegally store clandestine, or hidden, labs in their homes for making drugs. These labs are extremely dangerous because the makers are working with flammable and explosive elements that are sensitive to light, heat, etc. The makers generally have little knowledge about the chemicals they are using.

  5. Flower Dissection Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, this site presents a simple Flower Dissection Lab using orchids and composite flowers. This pdf document contains the materials needed and instructions for the lab, as well as a worksheet for students to complete as they dissect their flower.

  6. Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    New research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology points to acid rain as a major cause of songbird decline, where previous research focused on forest fragmentation. Along with a press release and a downloadable Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version of the entire study, the site includes other ornithological resources, news items, and information about the lab.

  7. Reforming Cookbook Labs

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    Peters, Erin

    2005-01-01

    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…

  8. 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.

  9. Hanford Patrol Academy demolition sites closure plan

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-09-30

    The Hanford Site is owned by the U.S. Government and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office. Westinghouse Hanford Company is a major contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office and serves as co-operator of the Hanford Patrol Academy Demolition Sites, the unit addressed in this paper. This document consists of a Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Part A Permit Application, Form 3 (Revision 4), and a closure plan for the site. An explanation of the Part A Form 3 submitted with this closure plan is provided at the beginning of the Part A section. This Hanford Patrol Academy Demolition Sites Closure Plan submittal contains information current as of December 15, 1994.

  10. SEED Labs 1 Crypto Lab Symmetric Key Ciphers

    E-print Network

    -dev Binary editor GHex. In this lab, we need to be able to view and modify files of binary format. Make sure from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii. 3 Lab Tasks 3.1 Task 1: Encryption usingSEED Labs 1 Crypto Lab ­ Symmetric Key Ciphers Copyright c 2006 - 2014 Wenliang Du, Syracuse

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Effective Lab Reports

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    Kraus, Mary Ellen

    The ability to write a good laboratory report is an essential skill for all scientists. For many students, however, producing a well-written lab report is a laborious task. This document presents some useful pointers on lab report writing, and a discussion of lab report content so that students will have a better idea of expectations for their work. Checklists are included so that students can insure that they have met the requirements. The file is available in both pdf and doc versions.

  14. National Lab Day

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    NSF joins other partners in National Lab Day, an initiative connecting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers with STEM professionals who volunteer to share their expertise--and their passion--for science and engineering with students. You can view video clips that explain the basics of what National Lab Day is and how it works, get tips from a professional educator about how to effectively help in the classroom and learn about some NSF-funded projects that already are conducting activities in the spirit of Lab Day.

  15. Bacterial Transformation Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This PDF, part of the classroom activities site by Biotechnology Education and Training Sequence Investment (BETSI), introduces the concept of recombinant DNA and a process called transformation. Here, instructors will find detailed lab instructions/diagrams that trace out the introduction of a recombinant plasmid into a foreign bacteria resulting in the "change of the bacteria's genetic make-up and traits." With the end result of the lab being a product that "glow[s] bright green," this will be a fun lab for any chemistry or biochemistry classroom. The site even playfully boasts, "[that] you will all be genetics engineers" by the end of this experiment!

  16. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

    E-print Network

    Levin, Judith G.

    Museen in Berlin. Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2010. Providing Healthy and Safe Foods Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National was downloaded from: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12967.html Providing Healthy and Safe Foods as We Age: Workshop

  17. Adolescent musculoskeletal injuries in a football academy.

    PubMed

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

    2007-01-01

    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

  18. STEM Summer Academy on the Navajo Reservation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Alexander, C. J.

    2012-12-01

    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.

  19. Science Nation: Fab Labs

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    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.

  20. Writing Better Lab Reports

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    Alex Sutherland

    2010-01-01

    As science teachers at a suburban California high school, the authors were concerned about the lab report conclusions written by their upper-level chemistry, biology, and ecology students--which were consistently of poor quality. Their work lacked inferenc

  1. Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour

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    None

    2013-07-13

    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.

  2. AI Lab Faculty

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    Torrance, Mark C.

    This document is meant to introduce new graduate students in the MIT AI Lab to the faculty members of the laboratory and their research interests. Each entry consists of the faculty member's picture, if available, some ...

  3. Global Change 1 Labs

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    University of Michigan

    This site from the University of Michigan lists the labs for a course on global change. Because of the complexity of global changes, it is often not enough to read about the workings of these phenomena. Modeling is used extensively in these labs because thinking about the dynamics of a system, extracting critical functioning parts, and attempting to build a model captures its essence by making assumptions to account for external variables. Also included are tips for web project development.

  4. 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.

  5. Doing political ecology inside and outside the academy Simon Batterbury

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    Batterbury, Simon

    Doing political ecology inside and outside the academy Simon Batterbury University of Melbourne www and struggles Migration and environment Natural hazards Postcolonial theory Feminist political ecology

  6. Restrooms Newhouse 1 201 Glavin Magazine Lab

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    Raina, Ramesh

    Newhouse 2 Newhouse 3 Elevators Stairs Map Key 201 Glavin Magazine Lab 205 Computer Lab 205 A Computer Lab 205 B M.I.N.D. Lab 206 A-F Computer Labs 207 Photo Lab 212 Classroom 213 Photo Studio Balcony 214 Military Program Workroom 215 Photo Lab Manager 216 Electronic Media Communications 219 Center for Digital

  7. Urban Teacher Academy Project Toolkit: A Guide to Developing High School Teaching Career Academies.

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    Berrigan, Anne; Schwartz, Shirley

    There is an urgent need not only to attract more people into the teaching profession but also to build a more diverse, highly qualified, and culturally sensitive teaching force that can meet the needs of a rapidly changing school-age population. This Toolkit takes best practices from high school teacher academies around the United States and…

  8. Injection safety and Indian Academy of Pediatrics.

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    Bhave, Swati; Kamath, S S; Shah, Raju

    2005-04-01

    A major proportion of injections administered in India are unsafe. Unsafety is due to (1) steps that are associated with increased risk of spread of blood borne viruses and (2) errors related to technique of injection and faulty habits. Recommendations of Indian Academy of Pediatrics revolve round the following points: Equipment related, safe injection practices, best injection techniques, rational injection practices, prevention of needle stick injuries and reducing disease transmission recommendation for HIV-PEP (postexposure prophylaxis), HBV-PEP, disposal of syringes and sharps. The points have been discussed elaborately. PMID:16173432

  9. THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS Washington, D.C.

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    Bieber, Michael

    and technical matters. Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences. The National. Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone and Dr. Charles M. Vest are chair and vice chair, respectively, of the National Research Council. www.national-academies.org #12;iv 2005 "RISINg AbOvE THE gATHERINg STORM" COMMITTEE MEMb

  10. New Technologies of Training Future Engineers in CISCO Academy

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    B. I. Krouk; I. N. Svarovskiy; V. V. Porubenko

    2006-01-01

    Principles of the organization of training for the certificated experts in the field of network technologies in local network academy Cisco Academy Cisco established at the Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Information Sciences are considered in this papers, spends training students under program CCNA

  11. Wednesday, September 18 2013 Cisco Networking Academy Program

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    Rahman, A.K.M. Ashikur

    to mention that this academy understands the need to adapt to the CCNA Routing and Switching course which Academy, relevant recommendations regarding transitioning from the existing CCNA Exploration course to the new CCNA R&S Courses are as follows: i. Those students who have completed CCNA E2, should transition

  12. Parents in the Admission Process: A Service Academy's Perspective.

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    Combs, Thomas D., Jr.

    1986-01-01

    Service academies have found that parental influence is a significant factor in the application and selection processes. Project Outreach of the Coast Guard Academy, a parent-to-parent contact using volunteers supervised by the Admissions Office, represents a way of showing concern regarding each student's uniqueness and of constructively…

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

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    Ball, Stephen J.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  14. Academy of READING®. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

    "Academy of READING"® is an online program that aims to improve students' reading skills using a structured and sequential approach to learning in five core areas--phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified 38 studies of "Academy of READING"® for…

  15. Academic Integrity at the United States Air Force Academy

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    Derby, LeAnn

    2006-01-01

    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…

  16. Diversity of Service Academy Entrants and Graduates. Monograph

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  17. Biology: Online Labs

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    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.

  18. Bacterial Identification Virtual Lab

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    Created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab provides interested parties with a great way to learn about the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences. Visitors can enter the lab and get started by preparing samples from a patient, copying the desired pieces of the DNA, and then sequencing and analyzing the DNA. The entire experience is quite interactive: visitors can record their observations in the Notebook area and also learn about the various samples, which were obtained from stool, lymph nodes, urine, and blood. Finally, there's the Reference area, which contains a glossary of terms, a list of tools in the lab, and an encyclopedia of selected bacteria and other pathogens.

  19. Poverty Action Lab

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    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.

  20. MethLAB

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    Kilaru, Varun; Barfield, Richard T; Schroeder, James W; Smith, Alicia K

    2012-01-01

    Recent evidence suggests that DNA methylation changes may underlie numerous complex traits and diseases. The advent of commercial, array-based methods to interrogate DNA methylation has led to a profusion of epigenetic studies in the literature. Array-based methods, such as the popular Illumina GoldenGate and Infinium platforms, estimate the proportion of DNA methylated at single-base resolution for thousands of CpG sites across the genome. These arrays generate enormous amounts of data, but few software resources exist for efficient and flexible analysis of these data. We developed a software package called MethLAB (http://genetics.emory.edu/conneely/MethLAB) using R, an open source statistical language that can be edited to suit the needs of the user. MethLAB features a graphical user interface (GUI) with a menu-driven format designed to efficiently read in and manipulate array-based methylation data in a user-friendly manner. MethLAB tests for association between methylation and relevant phenotypes by fitting a separate linear model for each CpG site. These models can incorporate both continuous and categorical phenotypes and covariates, as well as fixed or random batch or chip effects. MethLAB accounts for multiple testing by controlling the false discovery rate (FDR) at a user-specified level. Standard output includes a spreadsheet-ready text file and an array of publication-quality figures. Considering the growing interest in and availability of DNA methylation data, there is a great need for user-friendly open source analytical tools. With MethLAB, we present a timely resource that will allow users with no programming experience to implement flexible and powerful analyses of DNA methylation data. PMID:22430798

  1. Nanotechnology Lab Visit

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    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.

  2. MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity

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    Luu,Ui

    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.

  3. UC Berkeley Lab Notes

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    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.

  4. Virtual Lab Educational Software

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    Hogan, Patrick

    NASA Learning Technologies (NLT) is a NASA R&D effort for the engineering of teaching tools that deliver NASA content in the most engaging and dynamic manner possible. NLT builds the pipeline and the delivery point for unencumbered access to the best data NASA has to provide. Virtual Lab completely emulates a scanning electron microscope and allows any user to zoom and focus into a variety of built-in microscopic samples. It also comes with a set of educational materials such as a demo on how a SEM works and movies of the real thing in action. Virtual Lab is freely available with a growing library of samples to choose from.

  5. Jefferson Lab: Science Education

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    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.

  6. Goulden Lab Equipment and Facilities Lab: 1400 ft2

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    Rose, Michael R.

    Goulden Lab Equipment and Facilities Lab: 1400 ft2 lab with hood and misc. equipment for electrical equipment: (12) full eddy covariance systems, including (12) Campbell CSAT sonic anemometers, (2) Solent HS solar panels. General meteorology and data acquisition equipment: Approx (50) miscellaneous data loggers

  7. MatLab Report

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    Nancy Hale

    2008-01-01

    The objective of this effort is to create a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving using technology. Through Thinkfinity, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is collaborating with the science and quantitative faculty to create lessons that can be used by high school and first -year college students to work interactively with data to solve problems. MatLab is

  8. Lab on a Slab

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    This lab, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, covers the concept of material properties. Students will learn about microfluidics and how "with one drop of liquid sample, small devices and channels can be used with nanoparticles for sensitive detection of chemicals." A Teacher Preparation Guide, Student Guides, and Next Generation Science Standards applicable to the lesson are included.

  9. A Big Bang Lab

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    Scheider, Walter

    2005-01-01

    The February 2005 issue of The Science Teacher (TST) reminded everyone that by learning how scientists study stars, students gain an understanding of how science measures things that can not be set up in lab, either because they are too big, too far away, or happened in a very distant past. The authors of "How Far are the Stars?" show how the…

  10. Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry

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    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds shown here: All of these reactions, of which there are more than 1000, are catalyzed by enzymes. Glucose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;Amino Acids #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

  11. Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry

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    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds by enzymes. Glucose (C6) Pentose (C5) Triose (C3) Pyruvate (C3) AcetylCoA (C2) Citrate (C6) Oxoglutarate (C5 Cycle Pentose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

  12. Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry

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    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds, of which there are more than 1000, are catalyzed by enzymes. Glucose (C6) Pentose (C5) Triose (C3) Pyruvate Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes · Enzymes are large proteins that all organisms synthesize

  13. LabSOURCE

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    LabSOURCE is a periodic newsletter produced by the University of California. It provides news and information on UC's management of three DOE laboratories -- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory -- and news highlights from the laboratories themselves.

  14. Writing Better Lab Reports

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    Porter, Rhiannon; Guarienti, Kristy; Brydon, Barbara; Robb, Jeanine; Royston, Ann; Painter, Heidi; Sutherland, Alex; Passmore, Cynthia; Smith, Martin H.

    2010-01-01

    As science teachers at a suburban California high school, the authors were concerned about the lab report conclusions written by their upper-level chemistry, biology, and ecology students--which were consistently of poor quality. Their work lacked inferences derived from data and support for their concluding statements. Working as part of a…

  15. The Crime Lab Project.

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    Hein, Annamae J.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the Crime Lab Project, which takes an economical, hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to studying the career of forensics in the middle or high school classroom. Includes step-by-step student requirements for the investigative procedure, a sample evidence request form, and an assessment rubric. (KHR)

  16. Inside Linden Lab

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    Atkinson, Tom

    2008-01-01

    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.…

  17. stream hydrology field lab

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    Anne Carey

    In this lab we take a brief field trip to Adena Brook, a first order tributary of the Olentangy River in central Ohio. We observe the stream, its setting, its bedrock, determine some stream velocity profiles, and measure some basic chemical and physical properties of the stream water.

  18. Parallel Circuits Lab

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    This in-class lab exercise will give students a familiarity with basic series and parallel circuits as well as measuring voltage, current and resistance. The worksheet provided leads students through the experiment step by step. Spaces for student measurements and conclusions are provided on the sheet. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

  19. Virtual Cardiology Lab

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    Joseph Perpich, M.D., J.D. (Howard Hughes Medical Institute; )

    2008-04-16

    The focus of this lab is on heritable diseases of the heart. You are cast here as a virtual intern to accompany a doctor examining three different patients. Each patient is examined, using more than one diagnostic tool, and at each stage, the doctor will invite you to examine the patient yourself and ask for your opinion.

  20. A "Canned" Computer Lab

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    Dowling, John, Jr.

    1972-01-01

    Discusses the use of a set of computer programs (FORTRAN IV) in an introductory mechanics course for science majors. One laboratory activity is described for determining the coefficient of restitution of a glider on an air track. A student evaluation for the lab is included in the appendix. (Author/TS)

  1. Algebra Lab: Inverse Variation

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    2012-01-01

    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.

  2. Lab 3: Land Ice

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    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.

  3. Rainbow Challenge Lab

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    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.

  4. MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES

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    MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES · Static and cyclic testing (ASTM and non-standard) · Impact drop testing · Slow-cycle fatigue testing · High temperature testing to 2500°F · ASTM/ Boeing/ SACMA standard testing · Ability to design and fabricate non-standard test fixtures and perform non-standard tests

  5. RiskLab Toronto

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    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.

  6. Equip a Biotechnology Lab

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    Biotechnology labs need specialized equipment for different types of processes and activities. The list on this site contains links to photos, SOPs, and information about different pieces of equipment. The content is divided by type of laboratory: Core Facilities, Media/Buffer/Reagent/Solution Preparation, Molecular Biology, and Downstream Processing.

  7. Science Labs: Beyond Isolationism

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2007-01-01

    A national study released in 2005 concluded that most high school students are not exposed to high quality science labs because of these reasons: (a) poor school facilities and organizations; (b) weak teacher preparation; (c) poor design; (d) cluttered state standards; (e) little representation on state tests; and (f) scarce evidence of what…

  8. Serial Dilution Simulation Lab

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    Keler, Cynthia; Balutis, Tabitha; Bergen, Kim; Laudenslager, Bryanna; Rubino, Deanna

    2010-01-01

    Serial dilution is often a difficult concept for students to understand. In this short dry lab exercise, students perform serial dilutions using seed beads. This exercise helps students gain skill at performing dilutions without using reagents, bacterial cultures, or viral cultures, while being able to visualize the process.

  9. Name______________________ Dynamical Grapher -LAB #1

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    Jackson, Daniel R.

    Name______________________ Dynamical Grapher - LAB #1 Fractals and Iteration: The Henon Attractor 1 the file "Lab1.waa" to your desktop. Open the Dynamical Grapher applet and from the "File" menu use the "Load State" option to open the file "Lab1.waa". A) The graphing program has a function (rule

  10. 77 FR 57102 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    2012-09-17

    ...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...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  11. 77 FR 41196 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    ...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 by teleconference...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  12. 77 FR 21576 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    ...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 April 25...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  13. 76 FR 58028 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    ...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...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  14. 77 FR 69648 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    ...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 via teleconference...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  15. 77 FR 5818 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    ...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 by teleconference...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  16. 76 FR 36933 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    ...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 by teleconference...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  17. Case study of a smart collaboration: FEE-UiTM & Cisco Network Academy experience

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ruhani Ab Rahman; Norhayati Ahmad; Murizah Kassim; Cik Ku Haroswati Cik Ku Yahaya

    2009-01-01

    This paper discusses a case study for the teaching, learning and management of a Cisco Networking Academy. The Academy offered the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) programs. A smart collaboration with Cisco Networking Academy was established in 2001 making Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to

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

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    Ahmad, Abdul-Azeem

    2009-01-01

    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…

  19. National Academy of Sciences: Webcast Archive

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    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.

  20. Evolution Resources from the National Academies

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    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.

  1. California Academy of Sciences: AntWeb

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    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.

  2. Academy of American Poets: Robert Lowell

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    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.

  3. American Academy of Environmental Engineers: New Technology

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    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.

  4. Conference of the World's Scientific Academies

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    Held this week (May 15-18) in Tokyo, this major international conference on global sustainability brings together representatives from around the world. The conference held six half-day sessions focusing on population and health, energy, food, water, consumption, and knowledge and information. At the official site, users can listen to the meeting sessions in their entirety in RealPlayer format, and in some cases, view the full text and accompanying slides in .pdf format. In addition, each of the six sections offers a collection of related links. Users can also subscribe to receive notice of "follow up from the conference as well as updates on future activities of the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues concerning the transition to sustainability in the 21st century."

  5. Teacher's Toolkit: Reforming cookbook labs

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    Erin Peters

    2005-11-01

    The majority of ancillary materials provided with any textbook includes a large quantity of labs that have step-by-step instructions. Although it is important in science for students to learn how to follow directions, offering only cookbook labs limits students' access to exploration. Presented in this article are 11 different ways of altering cookbook labs so that students understand the intention of the procedure. The altered labs do not fully achieve the status of inquiry-lab, but they are a step toward allowing more open-ended discovery.

  6. Lab Safety Training Guide

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    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.

  7. Jefferson Lab: Science Education

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    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.

  8. GastroLab

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    GastroLab is a long-standing online gastrointestinal resource specializing in digestive disorders. The Image Library offers images of a number of different diseases, including Coeliac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Hiatal Hernia. The site offers visitors an endoscopy picture archive and video clips as well as a comprehensive dictionary of gastrointestinal terms. The Learning Center features a section of images and quizzes for use in the classroom.

  9. Political Communications Lab

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    How do polls of public opinion and political behavior work exactly? Well, it's definitely a complex answer, and when you add the mix of how exactly these polls work when done in a less "traditional" fashion, such as with the Internet, things get even more complicated. Part of the mission of the Political Communication Lab at Stanford University is "to develop and administer experimental studies of public opinion and political behavior through the use of both on-line and traditional methods". The site is a rather fascinating one, as it contains a number of informative areas on work at the Lab and on the current presidential election campaign. One of the group's projects that is worth a look is the Voter Attention Share project, in which the Lab is tracking the total number of daily references to key election issues across national TV newscasts and the 80 most widely read daily newspapers from June 1 to Election Day. Visitors can also read about the group's other projects and listen to a talk on online polling by Professors James Fishkin and Shanto Iyengar.

  10. . BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, 1

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    Mustakerov, Ivan

    103 . BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES , 1 CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, 1 . 2002 Institute of Information Technologies, 1113 Sofia Abstract: The paper presents a management information system for the research and development activity of the Institute of Information Technologies (IIT

  11. The Reacting Atmosphere Academy Understanding and Management for Future Generations

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    The Reacting Atmosphere Academy Understanding and Management for Future Generations Cluster of Excellence The Reacting Atmosphere Understanding and Management for Future Generations 04. November 2011 Prof. Dr. Adrian Sandu Virginia Institute of Technology Blacksburg Multirate schemes for atmospheric

  12. Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences: Research & Preservation

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    2012-01-01

    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.

  13. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

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    2008-01-01

    Started in May 2003, the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) is a 15-year project supported with a grant from the Keck Foundation. The basic goal of the Initiative is "to realize the untapped potential of interdisciplinary research." It is a noble and very exciting project, and visitors with a penchant for cross-boundary interdisciplinary research and related matters will want to look over the site and tell colleagues about it. First-time visitors can learn about their upcoming conferences, peruse past conference presentations, and learn about grants offered by the NAKFI. One area of note is the "Interdisciplinary Study Report", which takes an in-depth look at the steps that "researchers, teachers, students, institutions, funding organizations, and disciplinary societies can take to more effectively conduct, facilitate, and evaluate interdisciplinary research programs and projects." Additionally, some of the past conference presentations here include "The Future of Human Healthspan: Demography, Evolution, Medicine, Medicine and Bioengineering" and "Smart Prosthetics: Exploring Assistive Devices for the Body and Mind".

  14. [The Academy of Ideas - second edition 2014].

    PubMed

    2014-01-01

    The Academy of Ideas is an initiative of the Italian Society of Nephrology, dedicated to young people who work in nephrology. The 2014 edition wants to foster innovative ideas at different levels of maturity along the research and innovation process, through two distinct sections meant for people who present basic or applied research ideas and for people who submit proofs of concepts transferable to products or services in a relatively short time period. The proposal aims to enhance grant application skills, giving to young researchers the opportunity of collaborating with multi-disciplinary groups of professionals; help young researchers to exploit ideas arising from clinical research and showing a Technology Readiness Level that allows immediate or close in time applicability; foster the understanding of the business perspective in the nephrology sector: giving to young scientists the opportunity to have in-hand experience on challenges related to bringing to the market research results; create a network of knowledge and collaboration among young researchers to facilitate the establishment of collaborative relationships and promote the creation of new projects and publications of high scientific impact. PMID:24945044

  15. Introducing ADS Labs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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

    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

  16. Great Lakes Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) would close under President Reagan's fiscal year 1984 budget proposal issued on January 31, 1983. GLERL, established in 1974, conducts experimental research in the field and laboratory on the physics, chemistry, and biology of the Great Lakes, their watersheds, sediments, and overlying atmosphere. Closing the lab would represent a cut of more than $3.6 million from the ocean research program, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NO A A) ocean and coastal programs activity. Also, it would mean dismissing a staff of 90, according to Eugene Aubert, director of GLERL.

  17. Outcrop Documentation Lab Exercise

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    Thomas Evans

    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.

  18. Teaching Science: Lab Safety

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    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.

  19. Picophytoplankton Size Lab Activity

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    In this lab activity, students examine phytoplankton and picophytoplankton under a microscope and learn how to use a stage micrometer to measure microscopic specimens. Resources needed include a microscope, slides, coverslips, a stage micrometer, and a phytoplankton/picophytoplankton sample obtained from a biological supply company. The lesson is supported by science content found in the journal, Rising Tides, focusing on current oceanography research conducted by scientists at NASA, NOAA, NASA, and universities. Rising Tides contains articles, classroom activities, readings, teacher/student questions, imagery and more designed for the biology/environmental/earth science classroom.

  20. Plymouth Wave Lab

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    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.

  1. Engineering Media Lab

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    The Engineering Media Lab at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is an outstanding resource for engineering students taking introductory courses in statics or dynamics. Although the database of homework and exam problems is only available to OU students, the most valuable materials are open to the general public. Online books and lectures guide users through concepts such as three-dimensional motion, friction, and vibration. The eBooks include multimedia animations to illustrate the effects of different forces on objects and rigid bodies.

  2. Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting

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    2003-01-01

    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.

  3. Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2008-01-01

    This is an illustration of the analytical procedure of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument. By dissolving small amounts of soil in water, WCL can determine the pH, the abundance of minerals such as magnesium and sodium cations or chloride, bromide and sulfate anions, as well as the conductivity and redox potential.

    The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  4. Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2008-01-01

    This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument. By dissolving small amounts of soil in water, WCL will attempt to determine the pH, the abundance of minerals such as magnesium and sodium cations or chloride, bromide and sulfate anions, as well as the conductivity and redox potential.

    The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  5. Lab 5: Gone Fishing

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    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.

  6. From analytical chemistry to analytical materials science (Analytical Service of the Institute of High-Temperature Electrochemistry of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. N. Strekalovskii; E. G. Vovkotrub

    2009-01-01

    The development of the analytical laboratory at the Institute of High-Temperature Electrochemistry of the Ural Branch of the\\u000a Russian Academy of Sciences is described. The role of spectroscopy with inductively coupled plasma, X-ray diffraction analysis,\\u000a Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray spectrochemical microanalysis in the determination of the composition\\u000a and structure of substances and materials investigated at the institute

  7. Learning LabVIEW in Introductory Physics Labs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ethridge, Eric

    2007-11-01

    LabVIEW is a graphical programming language, commonly used in physics and engineering research. ELVIS stands for Electronics Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite. It is designed to replace all of the instruments commonly found on an electronics lab bench. Vernier Instruments sells adaptors which allow the Vernier sensors to be hooked into a breadboard, and controlled via a LabVIEW Virtual Instrument (VI.) While basic VI's exist for running the sensors through LabVIEW, more sophisticated VI's are necessary for plotting one quantity versus another. Introducing LabVIEW and ELVIS in the introductory physics laboratory course is useful for physics and engineering majors who will be ready to use the equipment more extensively in upper-level courses.

  8. LabVelocity

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    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.

  9. The intestinal LABs.

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    Vaughan, Elaine E; de Vries, Maaike C; Zoetendal, Erwin G; Ben-Amor, Kaouther; Akkermans, Antoon D L; de Vos, Willem M

    2002-08-01

    The complete gastrointestinal (GI) tract of humans is colonised soon after birth by a myriad of microbial species with a characteristic distribution depending on the location. GI-tract ecology has been experiencing a revival due to the development of molecular techniques, especially those based on 16S RNA (zRNA) genes. A richer ecosystem than previously imagined of novel species is being discovered that is significantly influenced by our host genotype. Special attention has been focused on the bifidobacteria and the lactic acid bacterial (LAB) populations, both those that are naturally present within this complex ecosystem and those that are ingested as probiotics in functional foods. Overall this interest stems from a increasing awareness of interplay between microflora, diet and the health of the host, and is further stimulated by an increasing incidence of gastrointestinal illnesses, and atopy. Substantial documentation of benefits to host health has especially distinguished the LAB for multidisciplinary research aimed to determine the molecular mechanisms involved. Recent advances in molecular technologies, including high-throughput genomics-based approaches, can significantly advance our understanding of the microbe--diet--host interactions and offer valuable information for design and application of health-targeted microbes. PMID:12369201

  10. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

    E-print Network

    Sharp, Kim

    in the vitality of its economy, which forms the foundation of our high quality of life, our national security, our security. The committee has been careful in its analysis of information. However, the available want more information about the books published by the National Academies Press, you may contact our

  11. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Research Council: · Download hundreds of free books in PDF · Read thousands of books online, free · Sign up to be notified when new books are published · Purchase printed books · Purchase PDFs · Explore with our

  12. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering,

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    Sibille, Etienne

    Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Research Council: · Download hundreds of free books in PDF · Read thousands of books online for free new books are published · Purchase printed books and selected PDF files Thank you for downloading

  13. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

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    Liszt, Harvey

    Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Research Council: ! Download hundreds of free books in PDF ! Read thousands of books online, free ! Sign up to be notified when new books are published ! Purchase printed books ! Purchase PDFs ! Explore with our

  14. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

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    Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Research Council: · Download hundreds of free books in PDF · Read thousands of books online, free · Sign up to be notified when new books are published · Purchase printed books · Purchase PDFs · Explore with our

  15. The Problem with Organic Chemistry Labs

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    Mohrig, Jerry R.

    2004-01-01

    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.

  16. Business Lab Curriculum. Final Report.

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    Dill, Cheri; Weitman, Karlene

    Curriculum materials are provided for courses to be taught in business labs, including typing I, advanced and production typing, office procedures (clerical and secretarial), recordkeeping, accounting I and II, consumer math, and business law. Introductory materials include suggestions for setting up labs and a listing of required and suggested…

  17. Physics Labs with Flavor II

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    Agrest, Mikhail M.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. IMAGE ANALYSIS AND COMMUNICATIONS LAB

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    Barbu, Adrian

    IMAGE ANALYSIS AND COMMUNICATIONS LAB Sparse reconstruction from an overcomplete patch dictionary for image synthesis Jerry L. Prince with Aaron Carass, Snehashis Roy, Amod Jog, Dzung Pham,and Junghoon Lee #12;IMAGE ANALYSIS AND COMMUNICATIONS LAB MR Intensity Scale is Arbitrary · This causes problems

  19. Distance Education: Remote Labs Environment

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    Bassem Alhalabi; M. K. Hamza; Ali Abu-El Humos; Ashraf El-Houbi

    Since the invention of the Internet, research for (capable) virtual lab experiments has been the target of higher education's distance learning research; however, the very nature of real experimentation (real elements and real instrumentation) was not possible or missing from much of the acclaimed virtual lab experiments. Nonetheless, in the past decade or so, countless scholarly writings asserted the availability

  20. The Nanotech Academy Activity D: Cleanroom Tour

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    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.

  1. Iceland Lavas Lab

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    Kurt Hollocher

    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.

  2. 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.

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

    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…

  3. 75 FR 66743 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    2010-10-29

    ...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...

  4. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies in Texas 

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    Brown, Danielle Bairrington

    2012-07-16

    The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to evaluate the effectiveness of 14 Mathematics, Science, Technology Teacher Preparation (MSTTP) Academies located across the state of Texas. The aim of the academies was to ...

  5. 78 FR 60266 - Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)

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    ...of Committee: United States Military Academy Board of Visitors...and Focus Areas; Academic, Military, and Physical Program Updates...Sexual Assault issues and training. This final update will include...DFO) at: United States Military Academy, Office of the...

  6. European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering Marie Curie Initial Training Network

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    Cesare, Bernardo

    European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering Marie Curie Initial Training Network TECAS) and Regenerative Medicine (RM) though the establishment of a European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering/cell combinations. Research Field: Cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Keywords

  7. 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.

  8. Nomadic Research Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Nomadic Research Labs is a small enterprise devoted to the pursuit of nomadness. It was created by Steve Roberts who has been a technomad for the past 11 years, wandering 17,000 miles around the U.S. on various versions of a computerized recumbent bicycle known first as the Winnebiko and then BEHEMOTH. The Web site offers extensive information about BEHEMOTH and its travels and the ongoing development of Microship which holds a satellite Internet connection, two Macs, onboard video production capability and more. You can also find extensive information about the growing field of technomadics -- the use of nomadic connectivity and autonomous power/control tools to render one's physical location irrelevant.

  9. 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.

  10. A history of Allen Academy, 1886-1968 

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    LeUnes, Barbara Laverne

    1970-01-01

    A HISTORY OF ALIEN ACADEMY, 1886-1968 A Thesis by Barbara Laverne Le Unes Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M U n i v e r s i t y i n p a r t i a l f u l f i l l m e n t of the requirement f o r the degree o MASTER OF ARTS January... ABSTRACT A H i s t o r y of A l l e n Academy, 1886-1968. (January 1970) Barbara L. Le lines, B. &.\\ North Texas State U n i v e r s i t y Directed by: Dr. Joseph Jl? Nance For eighty-three years A l l e n Academy, the oldest boys preparatory school i...

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

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    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.

  12. 78 FR 25289 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy Teleconference

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    2013-04-30

    ...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...

  13. 78 FR 59045 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    ...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...

  14. 78 FR 72094 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    2013-12-02

    ...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...

  15. 76 FR 6149 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-02-03

    ...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...

  16. Use of Biographical and Interview Information in Predicting Naval Academy Disenrollment.

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    Dann, Joyce E.; Abrahams, Norman M.

    Given the attrition rate of nearly 30 percent for each entering U.S. Naval Academy class an attrition prediction instrument for use in selection could represent considerable monetary savings. In previous research, the Naval Academy Personal History Booklet (PHB) has shown some validity as a predictor of Academy disenrollment. The present research…

  17. Bylaws of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy (Revised and Approved April 8, 2006)

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    Gelfond, Michael

    Bylaws of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy (Revised and Approved April 8, 2006) (Name Revised and Approved April 5, 2008) BYLAWS of the CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ACADEMY) ARTICLE I ­ NAME The name of this organization shall be the Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy

  18. Commitment to Liberal Education at the United States Air Force Academy

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Corina Schulze

    2012-01-01

    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

  20. Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Zone I Conference United States Military Academy

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    Military Academy H Experiences using Flying Models in Competitions and Coursework Robert P. Hansen , Lyle N. Long/ , Todd A. Dellert United States Military Academy/ / Pennsylvania State University Abstract States Military Academy and the Pennsylvania State University are described. Free-flight model gliders

  1. The Negotiation and Articulation of Identity, Position and Ethos in Joint Church Academies

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    Green, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    This paper summarises the key findings of a research project into the identity, position and ethos of jointly sponsored church academies. The research sought to investigate how joint church academies are situated within the field, how they relate to existing academies and the maintained church school sector and how they articulate their vision and…

  2. Diversity and the Success of Entering Classes at the U.S. Service Academies. Research Brief

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    Kirby, Sheila Nataraj

    2010-01-01

    The United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) at Colorado Springs, and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis provide tuition-free, four-year undergraduate education and prepare entrants to be officers of the U.S. military services. Graduates are commissioned as officers for a…

  3. Providing Options for At-Risk Youth: The Health and Media Academies in Oakland. Final Report.

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    Guthrie, Larry F.; And Others

    The Health Academy and the Media Academy, two innovative high school intervention programs for at-risk youth in Oakland (California), are examined. A collaborative effort of the school district, business, and community, the academies are school-within-a-school programs that engage about 120 at-risk students each in specific academic curricula for…

  4. The State of Science and Mathematics Education in State-Supported Residential Academies: A Nationwide Survey

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    Pfeiffer, Steven I.; Overstreet, J. Marguerite; Park, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    The present article reports on a survey of the state of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in state-supported residential academies nationwide. Sixteen state-supported residential academies completed a comprehensive survey. Findings indicate that the great majority of public residential academies nationwide view…

  5. US / Russia Collaboration in Plasma Astrophysics

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    The US/Russia collaboration in plasma astrophysics combines the efforts of scientists from two groups -- the Russian Academy of Science Institutes and Cornell University -- to solve many of the complicated problems associated with the magnetohydrodynamical (MHD). Students and educators can find thorough descriptions about the collaboration's studies in wind accretion to dipoles, disk accretion to dipoles, the origin of jets, and the accretion disks theory. Researchers will also find numerous downloadable published papers from 1992 to present.

  6. Duke University: The Clark Lab

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    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.

  7. Go-Lab D5.2 Specifications of the Go-Lab Portal and App Composer Go-Lab 317601 2 of 70

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    #12;Go-Lab D5.2 Specifications of the Go-Lab Portal and App Composer Go-Lab 317601 2 of 70 #12;Go-Lab D5.2 Specifications of the Go-Lab Portal and App Composer The Go-Lab Consortium Beneficiary Number Astronomia NUCLIO Portugal Go-Lab 317601 3 of 70 #12;Go-Lab D5.2 Specifications of the Go-Lab Portal and App

  8. 1301 Physics Lab Schedule Required Materials: Physics Lab write-ups located at www.uta.edu/physics/labs/.

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    Yu, Jaehoon

    /23 Motion in Two dimensions Sept 29/30 Newton's 2nd Law Oct 6/7 Simple Harmonic Motion, Newton's 3rd law Oct There will be no makeup labs at the end of the semester. For all students the lowest lab report grade will be dropped lab grade. If more than one lab has been missed the additional missed labs will receive a grade

  9. TA Orientation 2007 Activity #3 Lab Preparation

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    Minnesota, University of

    TA Orientation 2007 Activity #3 Lab Preparation Activity 3 - Page 1 Preparation for Teaching a Lab, based on the papers of these 6 students. #12;TA Orientation 2007 Activity #3 Lab Preparation Activity 3 - Page 2 #12;TA Orientation 2007 Activity #3 Lab Preparation Activity 3 - Page 3 Warm-up Questions

  10. TA Orientation 2006 Activity #3 Lab Preparation

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    Minnesota, University of

    TA Orientation 2006 Activity #3 Lab Preparation Activity 3 ­ Page 1 Preparation for Teaching a Lab, based on the papers of these 6 students. #12;TA Orientation 2006 Activity #3 Lab Preparation Activity 3 ­ Page 2 #12;TA Orientation 2006 Activity #3 Lab Preparation Activity 3 ­ Page 3 Warm-up Questions

  11. Greenhouse Labs Connecting Science and Industry

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    Lagergren, Jens

    Greenhouse Labs Connecting Science and Industry #12;"Nĺgot motsvarande Greenhouse Labs har inte kemi." jessica martinsson, sprint bioscience #12;Greenhouse Labs är en miljö speciellt utformad för Greenhouse Labs blir du en del av en gemenskap och tar plats i kemins nya skyltfönster. Du har access till

  12. Washington State University Physics Lab Syllabus

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Director Stephen Langford Office WEBS 348 Phone 335-3398 Email physlabs@wsu.edu What the physics lab is designed to do: · Be a companion course to complement the lecture. · Develop and reinforce conceptual NOT BRING FOOD, TOBACCO, OR BEVERAGES INTO A LAB ROOM. PREPARATION FOR LABS · Before each lab period read

  13. IP-based video lab monitor system

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    Zhengbing Zhang; Zhongnian Li; Zhenhua Xia; Guangxi Zhu

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, an IP-based video lab-monitor system is proposed in order to efficiently supervise and manage the Electrical Engineering Example Lab Center of Hubei Province. The proposed system is composed of one Control & Display Unit (CDU) and a number of Lab View Units (LVU). The CDU is placed in the lab-supervisor\\

  14. Lab 4 GEO Assessing fish distribution

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    Bound.mxd from the lab_4 folder that you previously copied to your student directory. C. The view opens showingLab 4 ­ GEO 465/565 Invisible Boundaries ____________________________ Assessing fish distribution the lab_4 folder from the Geo_565/data folder into the lab_4 folder in your student directory (or distance

  15. ChemTeacher: Lab Safety

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    2011-01-01

    ChemTeacher compiles background information, videos, articles, demonstrations, worksheets and activities for high school teachers to use in their classrooms. The Lab Safety page includes resources for teaching students about keeping safe in the laboratory.

  16. ADVANCED COATINGS LAB EQUIPMENT & TESTING

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    ­ Exposure Testing, Filiform Corrosion · Ovens · Low Temperature Freezer · Thermal Cyclic Chamber · SolarADVANCED COATINGS LAB EQUIPMENT & TESTING · Test Chambers · Accelerated Weathering Units ­ Xenon, QUV · Salt Fog Cabinet · Cyclic Corrosion Chamber - SO2 Capability · Temperature/Humidity Chamber

  17. GIS Lab 3 - Coordinate Systems

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    Margaret McMillan

    Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summary I use this lab to reinforce the basic concepts of coordinate systems and to introduce the coordinate systems that are commonly used for ...

  18. Rock-Tectonics synthesis lab

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    Dori Farthing

    This lab helps students bring together their ability to describe and identify rocks and to push students to think about how the rocks formed based upon their understanding of the geological processes taking place at certain tectonic boundaries.

  19. Reebop Lab Activity (Marshmallow Genetics)

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    http://www.ekcsk12.org/faculty/jbuckley/genetics/reebops.pdf

    2012-02-13

    In this lab, students use genetics and probability to cross two parent "reebops" and create their offspring. The offspring are modeled using marshmallows. Provides an excellent springboard for Punnett squares, probability, and genetics discussion.

  20. Professor Eikichi IsoProfessor Eikichi IsoProfessor Eikichi IsoProfessor Eikichi Iso''''s Workplaces Workplaces Workplaces Workplace ((((Former Workplace of Advanced Academy of Agriculture and ForestryFormer Workplace of Advanced Academy of Agriculture an

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    Wu, Yih-Min

    ''''s Workplaces Workplaces Workplaces Workplace ((((Former Workplace of Advanced Academy of Agriculture and ForestryFormer Workplace of Advanced Academy of Agriculture and ForestryFormer Workplace of Advanced Academy of Agriculture and ForestryFormer Workplace of Advanced Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

  1. The Academy of Cognitive Therapy: Purpose, History, and Future Prospects

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    Dobson, Keith S.; Beck, Judith S.; Beck, Aaron T.

    2005-01-01

    The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) was developed as a means to identify and credential mental health professionals who demonstrate competence in cognitive therapy. Its missions include certifying clinicians from all disciplines as competent cognitive therapists and educating the public about this empirically supported treatment. This article…

  2. Faculty Unions, Business Models, and the Academy's Future

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    Rhoades, Gary

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author addresses questions about the future of faculty unions, business models, and the academy by providing some current and historical context regarding the causes of and conflicts about faculty unions. He also reviews trends in college and university management over the past three decades, using California, Ohio, and…

  3. Rethinking Leadership in the Academy: An Australian Case

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    Bianchini, Stefano; Maxwell, Tudor; Dovey, Ken

    2014-01-01

    As with higher education institutions in other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries, Australian universities are facing significant challenges. One particular challenge is that of the declining quality of the teaching and learning experience within the academy. This paper describes an attempt to sustain the quality of a…

  4. Women at the Naval Academy: The First Year of Integration.

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    Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.

    The 81 women who entered the U.S. Naval Academy in the summer of 1976 were breaking precedent and attempting to function in a male ethos with virtually no female role models. A central purpose of this study was to determine how various degrees of contact between male and female midshipmen would affect male attitudes. Plebes were administered two…

  5. Compagnia di San Paolo / Italian Academy Distinguished Visiting Professorship

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    Venkataraman, Latha

    the knowledge of those areas of Italian learning which have contributed so greatly to the development of cultureCompagnia di San Paolo / Italian Academy Distinguished Visiting Professorship The Compagnia di San of Art, Musicology, and Italian Studies over the course of three years. The Compagnia di San Paolo

  6. The Agony or the Ecstasy? The Academy at the Crossroads.

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    Wheal, James R.

    2000-01-01

    Contemporary schooling, particularly high schools, could benefit from a return to the model of Plato's Academy in which ecstatic experience provided a central and informative role in addressing the higher stages of human development. Supplementing traditional curricula with integral practices that address body, mind, and spirit, and reviving the…

  7. The Role of Career Academies in Education Improvement

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    Hyslop, Alisha

    2009-01-01

    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…

  8. West Virginia University's Health Sciences and Technology Academy

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    Chester, Ann; Dooley, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    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…

  9. Teaching and Learning Resources: Curriculum Guide for Career Academies.

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    Raby, Marilyn; Markham, Thom; Lenz, Bob; Ryan, Tricia

    This document profiles a total of 78 resources to assist individuals responsible for development and implementation of career academies. The resources are organized into sections that are each devoted to one of the following types of information resources: information indexes; search engines; World Wide Web portals for education; lesson plan…

  10. Cover Story: They'd Like To Thank the Academy...

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    Stewart, Pearl

    2000-01-01

    Describes the work of several minority men and women who have been elected to the National Academies for their scientific accomplishments, noting that there has been a conscientious effort to include more women in recent years. Minority members believe that their elections to the prestigious institutions are not enough, and more must be done to…

  11. Navigating Orientalism: Asian Women Faculty in the Canadian Academy

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    Mayuzumi, Kimine

    2015-01-01

    While individuals of note have been documented, there has been a paucity of research into the collective voices of Asian women faculty in higher education. To fill this gap, the study brings forward the narratives of nine Asian women faculty members in the Canadian academy who have roots in East Asia. Employing the concept of Orientalism within a…

  12. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 94: 1454214546.

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    Alberts, Susan C

    regions. Molecular Microbiology 32: 459­470. ---- (1999b). Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague 96: 14043­14048. ---- (2004). Microevolution and history of the plague bacillus, Yersinia pestis, is a recently emerged clone of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

  13. Implementing Ninth Grade Academies in Broward County, Florida

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    Legters, Nettie; Parise, Leigh; Rappaport, Shelley

    2013-01-01

    Researchers from MDRC and Johns Hopkins University partnered with Florida's Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in 2009 to launch an independent evaluation of the district's initiative to implement Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs) in every district high school. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as…

  14. Scheduling Guide for Small Learning Communities/Career Academies

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  15. Improving the Status of Women in the Academy

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    Gee, Michele V.; Norton, Sue Margaret

    2009-01-01

    While women have always faced gender inequities in the general workplace, the academic world has traditionally prided itself on equality and transparency. Sadly, despite substantial gains in the number of doctorates awarded to women and in their employment in academic institutions, there is still much room for improvement in the academy. The…

  16. Wind energy education at the US Naval Academy

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    Chih, W.

    1982-03-01

    The innovative wind energy education in an energy conversion course taught at the U.S. Naval Academy is discussed. An operating wind turbine, model 1222 manufactured by Winco, is used for demonstration and measurement. Different models including Darrieus, confined vortex, etc, are tested in a wind tunnel. 7 refs.

  17. Career Academies as Instruments of School Reform and Change

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    Blomenkamp, Joel

    2009-01-01

    For many, today's classroom is a relic of an industrial-age school system that, perhaps, has outlived its usefulness. Educator Joel Blomenkamp suggests that the career academy model is one way to enter a new age of education and learning--one in which students are excited about the acquisition of knowledge because they are learning in a dynamic…

  18. Undergraduate Astronautics at the United States Naval Academy.

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    Bagaria, William J.

    1991-01-01

    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)

  19. INDIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Scientific Values: Ethical Guidelines and Procedures

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    Dhingra, Narender K.

    INDIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Scientific Values: Ethical Guidelines and Procedures Bangalore 560 080 to attain. The same ethical requirements apply to the scientific profession also. Science has many applied) ethics in technology-related issues. All these have been briefly discussed below. Mention has also been

  20. The French Academy: Arbitrator of Taste, Order, Genius--Immortality.

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    Buzash, Michael D.

    The French Academy is the oldest of the scholarly societies of France. Its ideals and preferences of order, genius, and immortality have influenced the schools, conservatories, universities, and archives and the intellectual and artistic tastes of the time. Its foundation was laid by nine lettered, well-educated laymen and ecclesiastics around…

  1. Teaching Data Communications Using Cisco Networking Academy's Curriculum

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Art Gowan

    A program that should be considered closely when looking at curriculum for teaching a course in data communications is Cisco's Networking Academy Program. The curriculum is entirely online, web-based, with substantial online support features for both faculty and students. The content of the first semester is basic data communications theory. The content of the subsequent semesters is more Cisco specific.

  2. Pinunuuchi Po'og'ani: Southern Ute Indian Academy.

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    Oberly, Stacey Inez (Wachimamachi [Antelope Woman])

    2002-01-01

    Describes the Pinunuuchi Po'og'ani, the Southern Ute Indian Academy, providing Montessori education for Southern Ute tribal members ages 6 weeks through 10 years and reviving the use of the Southern Ute language and culture among young students and their families. Describes how the program supports families, students, and staff, and incorporates…

  3. Columbia University The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America

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    Qian, Ning

    of discrimination and crimes against humanity. Last year, the Academy broadened its focus to explore another and #12;violence: arrested, institutionalized in mental hospitals, castrated, or imprisoned in jails for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent Scholars 2001. Her latest book, After Words

  4. Kansas Regents Honors Academy: A Follow-Up Study.

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    Glennen, Robert E.; Martin, David J.

    This study examined the impact of the Kansas Regents Honors Academy on students who had completed the program since its inception in 1986. A total of 504 of the approximately 1,640 academically superior graduating high school students completed a survey questionnaire that focused on demographic data, college data (degrees, majors, grade point…

  5. Women at the Naval AcademyAn Attitude Survey

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    Kathleen P. Durning

    1978-01-01

    Following the mandate of the Stratton Bill, women were admitted to three service academies of the U.S. military in July 1976 for the first time. Yet, while women were allowed into the service ranks, they were denied full equality by Title 10 of the US Code, Section 6015, which states that women may not be assigned to combat positions or

  6. Victims Deserve More: The Building of a Forensics Academy

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    Johnson, Lili K.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  7. The Prussian Academy of Sciences during the Third Reich

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    Notzoldt, Peter; Walther, Peter Th.

    2004-01-01

    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…

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

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    Thompson, Susan; McDonald, Aaron; Sterbinsky, Allan

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

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    Thompson, Susan, McDonald, Aaron; Sterbinsky, Allan

    2005-01-01

    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…

  10. Biodiversity Database Developer/Programmer Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    Biodiversity Database Developer/Programmer Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (Position. This is an ideal position for a programmer that is interested in both biodiversity research, full life.Sc. in Computer Science or equivalent experience Interest in biology and biodiversity Programming in a LAMP

  11. ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES PATRICK CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

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    Charles, Donald

    ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES PATRICK CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH Procedure No. P-13-65 Rev. 0 for analyzing the soft algal component of samples to estimate the relative proportions of soft algae and diatoms. As part of a multidisciplinary approach to stream and river research, soft algae samples are collected

  12. RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUDKER INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS

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    RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUDKER INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS SIBERIAN BRANCH V.S. Fadin, R of colours V.S. Fadina , R. Fioreb a Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, and Novosibirsk State University of Nuclear Physics, SB RAS #12;. 1 Introduction In the BFKL approach [1], impact factors appear

  13. RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUDKER INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS

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    RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUDKER INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS SIBERIAN BRANCH D.S. Gurov, P.V. Martyshkin, V.V. Petrov, V.V. Zuev Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia M are included. @ Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS #12

  14. RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUDKER INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS

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    RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUDKER INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS SIBERIAN BRANCH Compiled by A.V. Zaytseva,b a Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia b Novosibirsk State University, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia c Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, SB RAS #12; Preface 5 1 General surveys

  15. Energy-conservation study for the US Air Force Academy

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    J. L. Peterson; L. B. Davis

    1983-01-01

    The United States Air Force Academy (AFA) has asked the Los Alamos National Laboratory to assist them in conducting detailed energy and solar analyses of selected AFA buildings using the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program. The results of the energy conservation study conducted by Los Alamos in FY 1981 and 1982 for Building 2360 (Vandenberg Hall), Building 2169 (Field

  16. Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Annual Report, 2009-2010

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    Schools Network, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to raising levels of achievement in education. SSAT has a membership of over 5,500 schools and growing numbers of affiliated universities, colleges and local authorities. This 2009/2010 Annual Report shows clearly the practical …

  17. ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES PATRICK CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

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    Charles, Donald

    ) are qualitative, representing diatoms on rocks with no filamentous algae that are located in portions of sampling (10/00) FIELD SAMPLING PROCEDURES FOR THE NEW JERSEY ALGAE INDICATORS PROJECT Prepared by: Donald/00) Field Sampling Procedures for the New Jersey Algae Indicators Project 1. PURPOSE: 1.1. The Academy

  18. At Home in the Academy: Latina Faculty Counterstories and Resistances

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

    2013-01-01

    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.…

  19. The PRIME Lab biomedical program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    George S Jackson; David Elmore; Frank A Rickey; Sharif M Musameh; Pankaj Sharma; Darren Hillegonds; Louis Coury; Peter Kissinger

    2000-01-01

    The biomedical accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) initiative at PRIME Lab including the status of equipment and sample preparation is described. Several biomedical projects are underway involving one or more of the nuclides: 14C, 26Al and 41Ca. Routine production of CaF2 and graphite is taking place. Finally, the future direction and plans for improvement of the biomedical program at PRIME Lab

  20. ConsumerLab.com

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    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 â??Latest Resultsâ?ť 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 â??Laboratory Test Resultsâ?ť 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 â??Recalls and Warnings, which (as its name suggests) includes information on recent notices posted by the Federal Trade Commission and other such agencies.

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

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

    2010-10-01

    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.

  2. Rigor and academic achievement: Career academies versus traditional class structure

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    Kyees, Linda L.

    The purpose of this study was to determine if students who attended high school Career Academy classes, as part of Career and Technical Education, showed greater academic achievement than students who attended traditional high school classes. While all participants attended schools in the same school district, and were seeking the same goal of graduation with a standard diploma, the Career Academy students had the benefit of all classes being directed by a team of teachers who helped them connect their learning to their desired career through collaborative learning projects and assignments. The traditional high school classes taught each subject independent of other subjects and did not have specific connections to desired career goals of the students. The study used a causal-comparative research design and the participants included 1,142 students from 11th and 12th grades who attended 9 high schools in a diversely populated area of central Florida with 571 enrolled in the Career Academies and 571 enrolled in traditional classes. The 10th-grade FCAT scores served as the dependent variable. All students attended similar classes with similar content, making the primary variable the difference in academic gains between students participating in the Career Academy design and the traditional design classes. Using the Man-Whitney U Test resulted in the Career Academy group achieving the higher scores overall. This resulted in rejection of the first null-hypothesis. Further examination determined that the 10th-grade FCAT scores were greater for the average students group, which comprised the largest portion of the participant group, also resulted in rejection of the second null-hypothesis. The gifted and at-risk student group scores resulted in failure to reject the third and fourth null-hypotheses.

  3. From the National Academies: A Tribute to the Science Education Legacy of National Academy of Sciences President Bruce Alberts

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    Labov, Jay B.

    2005-01-01

    This column, "From the National Academies," was Bruce Alberts' idea, one of so many for improving education. As a long-standing member of the American Society for Cell Biology, the namesake for the prize that is awarded annually to cell biologists for excellence in science education, and one of the founding editors of this journal, Alberts…

  4. A Study of Attrition of U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadets and Junior Officers Who Are Academy Graduates.

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    Enger, Isadore; And Others

    The objective was to improve procedures for selecting entrants with better potential for (a) completing the Coast Guard Academy and (b) remaining on active duty after graduation beyond the mandatory five-year period. Stepwise multiple regression was applied to the information on 10 instruments to develop equations for predicting graduation. Five…

  5. The MOCHI LabJet Experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    You, Setthivoine; von der Linden, Jens; Vereen, Keon; Lavine, Eric Sander; Carroll, Evan; Card, Alex; Rosales, Manuel Azuara; Quinley, Morgan

    2014-10-01

    The MOCHI LabJet experiment aims to simulate a magnetically driven jet launched by an accretion disk in the laboratory. The design uses three concentric planar electrodes linked by a vacuum magnetic field to drive azimuthal and axial shear flows in a jet configuration. Azimuthally symmetric gas sources reduce any anchoring effects on azimuthal rotation of the plasma. Two pulse-forming networks bias the electrodes to control the radial electric field profile and the azimuthal shear rotation profile. The dynamics of plasma jets are observed with 3D high-resolution magnetic probe arrays and computed vector tomography of ion Doppler spectroscopy. Vector tomography is capable of reconstructing 3D ion flow fields. Time-resolved measurements will determine if magnetic helicity is converted into ion kinetic helicity as predicted by the theory of canonical helicity transport. The theory suggests that fundamental tubes of magnetic flux with helical flows (canonical flux tubes) could be stabilized to large aspect-ratios by converting helical magnetic pitch into helical shear flows. This work is supported by US DOE Grant DE-SC0010340.

  6. LabCAST: The MIT Media Lab Video Podcast

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    The Media Lab at MIT has worked on all kinds of projects involving industrial design, nanotechnology, sturdy low-cost laptops, and so on. Their LabCAST site takes things to a new level, as visitors can check in on their latest endeavors via a set of video podcasts. The site has already won a Webby Award, and after visitors take a quick glance around, they'll see why. Currently the site has over 35 podcasts that include such titles as "The Psychology of the Guitar", "Urban Pixels", and "RoboScooter". One podcast that shouldn't be missed is "Storied Navigation". This particular podcast profiles a rather intriguing approach to constructing a story based on a collection of digital video and audio. Visitors can also elect to subscribe via RSS feed to receive new LabCASTs as they are released.

  7. 15th Topical Conference on RF Power in Plasmas May 20 22, 2003 Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    E-print Network

    Merlino, Robert L.

    15th Topical Conference on RF Power in Plasmas May 20 ­22, 2003 Jackson Hole, Wyoming Waves current to a grain = 0 I = Ie + Ii + Isec + Ipe = 0 #12;The Charge on a Dust Grain In typical lab plasmasoa) VS #12;Typical Lab Plasma · For T e = Ti = T in a hydrogen plasma VS = - 2.5 (kT/e) · If T 1 e

  8. 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.

  9. A history of Allen Academy, 1886-1968

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    LeUnes, Barbara Laverne

    1970-01-01

    school i n Madisonvi l i e , Texas, to i t s establishment i n Bryan, Texas, by John A, A l l e n and Fivers 0. A l l e n as a pr i v a t e pr eparatbry school f o r boys. Through the years A l l e n Academy has come bo stress three p r i n c i p a l... g a p r i v a t e school. A f t e r completing h i s course work at Verona Male Academy and obtaining a state teacher's c e r t i f i c a t e i n 1882, John A l l e n was employed as p r i n c i p a l of a boys pr i v a t e school at Tupelo...

  10. Measurement of plasma flows into tile gaps

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dejarnac, R.; Komm, M.; Stöckel, J.; Panek, R.

    2008-11-01

    Particle fluxes falling into narrow gaps are of high interest since international thermonuclear experimental reactor plasma facing components will be castellated. In order to investigate the plasma deposition in gaps between tiles, we have developed a special probe that recreates a gap and that can measure the ion saturation current profiles along its both sides. Measurements were performed in the tokamak Czech Academy of Sciences TORus and are compared with a self-consistent kinetic model. The simulations reproduce well the observed asymmetry of the plasma deposition in both poloidal and toroidal gaps and the intensity of the collected currents is well-estimated. However, the agreement is less perfect for poloidal gaps due to the presence of a positive peak on the negative potential inside the gap. Therefore, the plasma deposition does not decay exponentially like in toroidal gaps. Nevertheless, this unique set of experiments confirms globally the results of our model.

  11. Jurassic Park Institute: Dino Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created as a "science-based and educationally focused program," the Jurassic Park Institute (JPI) aims to provide "kids, families, educators and scientists with the ultimate resource for dinosaur learning and fun." As would be expected from a project of Universal Studios, the JPI Dino Lab Web site is packed with cool computer animation and other multimedia features. Visitors to this site become virtual dinosaur paleontologists, interpreting discoveries and solving problems along the way. Educators can register for JPI Dino Lab's free Teacher Resources, which includes lesson plans, assessment tools, and teaching strategy tips. This site is best accessed with a high-speed connection.

  12. On the 10th anniversary of the organization of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM): The first 10 years

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gerald H. Holman; Walter B. Forman

    2001-01-01

    The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (originally chartered as the Academy of Hospice Physicians in 1988) is an organization of physicians devoted to advancing hospice and palliative medicine in the United States. The academy’s mission is “physicians dedicated to promoting quality hospice care for the terminally ill through medical education, research, and training.” The academy obtained specialty recognition

  13. DOD Service Academies: Further Efforts Needed To Eradicate Sexual Harassment. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Force Requirements and Personnel, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate.

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    Gebicke, Mark E.

    This testimony provides a review of sexual harassment at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Information on the extent to which sexual harassment occurred at the academies, the forms it took, its effects on those subjected to it, as well as the academies' efforts to eradicate sexual harassment is…

  14. Media education. American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Public Education.

    PubMed

    1999-08-01

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes that exposure to mass media (ie, television, movies, video and computer games, the Internet, music lyrics and videos, newspapers, magazines, books, advertising, etc) presents both health risks and benefits for children and adolescents. Media education has the potential to reduce the harmful effects of media. By understanding and supporting media education, pediatricians can play an important role in reducing the risk of exposure to mass media for children and adolescents. PMID:10429023

  15. Anthropometric and Physical Profiles of English Academy Rugby Union Players.

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    Darrall-Jones, Joshua D; Jones, Ben; Till, Kevin

    2015-08-01

    Darrall-Jones, JD, Jones, B, and Till, K. Anthropometric and physical profiles of English academy rugby union players. J Strength Cond Res 29(8): 2086-2096, 2015-The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anthropometric and physical characteristics of English regional academy rugby union players by age category (under 16s, under 18s and under 21s). Data were collected on 67 academy players at the beginning of the preseason period and comprised anthropometric (height, body mass, and sum of 8 skinfolds) and physical (5-, 10-, 20-, and 40-m sprint, acceleration, velocity, and momentum; agility 505; vertical jump; Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1; 30-15 intermittent fitness test; absolute and relative 3 repetition maximum front squat, split squat, bench press, prone row, and chin; and isometric mid-thigh pull). One-way analysis of variance demonstrated significant increases across the 3 age categories (p ? 0.05) for height (e.g., 16s = 178.8 ± 7.1; 18s = 183.5 ± 7.2; 21s = 186.7 ± 6.61 cm), body mass (e.g., 16s = 79.4 ± 12.8; 18s = 88.3 ± 11.9; 21s = 98.3 ± 10.4 kg), countermovement jump height and peak power, sprint momentum, velocity, and acceleration; absolute, relative, and isometric (e.g., 16s = 2,157.9 ± 309.9; 18s = 2,561.3 ± 339.4; 21s = 3,104.5 ± 354.0 N) strength. Momentum, maximal speed, and the ability to maintain acceleration were all discriminating factors between age categories, suggesting that these variables may be more important to monitor rather than sprint times. These findings highlight that anthropometric and physical characteristics develop across age categories and provide comparative data for English Academy Rugby Union players. PMID:25647656

  16. Institute of Experimental Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Institute of Experimental Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences' website addresses its experimental and theoretical research primarily about the "physical chemistry of minerals, melts, and fluids under the conditions of the Earth's crust and mantle, fluid-rock interactions," and mineral synthesis. The site offers downloads to some of the listed publications produced by the researchers at the Institute. Users can find many databases and datasets including the Mineral Crystal Structure Database and the Database of Supercritical Fluids Solubilities.

  17. 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."

  18. Lab 2: Blinkie Lab This lab introduces the Arduino Uno as students will need to use the Arduino to control

    E-print Network

    Wedeward, Kevin

    Lab 2: Blinkie Lab Objectives This lab introduces the Arduino Uno as students will need to use the Arduino to control their final robot. Students will build a basic circuit on their prototyping board and wire the board to the Arduino. Students will learn the basic programming structure for the Arduino

  19. Human Plasma Membrane Receptome

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cell receptor researchers have an excellent online resource in the Human Plasma Membrane Receptome (HPMR) database from the Aaron Hsueh lab, part of the Division of Reproductive Biology at Stanford University Medical Center. The database contains information for over 1000 individual cell receptors and offers a number of search options. For instance, users can navigate a concept map diagram organized by receptor function or browse a phylogenetic tree with receptor families organized by evolutionary relationship. The database provides detailed information for each receptor, including PubMed citations.

  20. Bio 2430 Anatomy and Physiology Lab. General information and policies. Lab manual

    E-print Network

    Aspbury, Andrea S. - Department of Biology, Texas State University

    Bio 2430 Anatomy and Physiology Lab. General information and policies. Lab manual : Human A & P Lab the structure and function of the human body. Most of the anatomy sections of the course are primarily covered attempt at learning human anatomy and physiology enjoyable and profitable. The lab schedule gives you

  1. 327 -Lab 9 4/2/14 Lab 9: LABVIEW and GPIB

    E-print Network

    Glashausser, Charles

    "virtual instruments" in LabView using graphical manipulations, e.g., instruments are connected by virtual "wiring" on the monitor screen. VI's, virtual instruments, may be combined to form327 - Lab 9 4/2/14 1 Lab 9: LABVIEW and GPIB A. Introduction LabVIEW (National Instruments

  2. Lunar lander mission evaluation lab

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. H. Miller; D. M. Pirker; R. de la Torre; C. D. Vaughn; B. C. Hawley; R. L. McHenry; C. G. Dusold; J. A. Gasvoda

    2009-01-01

    Space exploration and mission success are dependent upon assessing mission viability. When a new mission and vehicle are defined, a reasonable facsimile must be built to conduct trade studies. In the case of the Altair lunar lander, we have developed a simulation lab with a specific hardware and software architecture to facilitate trade studies. Our starting point is to design

  3. Where Lab Tests Are Performed

    MedlinePLUS

    ... services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities PLEASE NOTE: Your web browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Unless you enable Javascript , your ability to navigate and access the features of this website will be limited. ... Where Lab Tests Are Performed Share this page: Was this page ...

  4. BERKELEY LAB'S SAFETY SPOT AWARD

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    Eisen, Michael

    BERKELEY LAB'S SAFETY SPOT AWARD NOMINATION FORM Employee Name: Employee ID: Division: Department of accomplishment and will be assigned by the Safety Spot Award Committee. Values range from $25 to $150 in most: Please start with "This Safety Spot Award is in recognition of..." Nominated By: Date: Approved by Safety

  5. Vostok Ice Core Lab Activity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

    This site from Columbia provides a lab activity that introduces students to Vostok ice core data. Students will examine the changes of temperature, carbon dioxide, methane, and dust as a function of depth and age in order to answer questions about conditions during the last glacial maximum and glacial/interglacial changes.

  6. The Bee Lab The Challenge

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    Weiblen, George D

    The Bee Lab The Challenge Bees improve our health and nutrition through pollination of fruitsUniversityofMinnesotaaimstopromotethehealthofbee pollinators. We focus on honey bees, ranging from basic studies on mechanisms of social behaviors to applied studies on bee breeding and management. We also study the abundance and diversity of native bee

  7. Safety Equipment in the Lab.

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    Denham, Willard A.S.

    1964-01-01

    Findings of two recent surveys on safety equipment in laboratory facilities are presented. The first survey was a pilot study of emergency shower and eye wash equipment. This study was followed by a more comprehensive random survey of safety equipment in 2,820 labs. Among other findings, the surveys indicate that many plants are underequipped, or…

  8. Lab Procedure Sodium Borate Crystals

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    Pike, Robert D.

    Lab Procedure Sodium Borate Crystals Materials: Plastic cup, marked for 50 mL Styrofoam cup 50 m a styrofoam cup, Sodium Borate solution. 2. Place 2 teaspoons of sodium borate in the Styrofoam cup. 3. Place hydrate Plastic cup, marked for 50 mL Styrofoam cup 50 mL of deionized water Plastic spoon String

  9. Boeing's 777 Systems Integration Lab

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Lansdaal; L. Lewis

    2000-01-01

    Boeing decided that a separate facility was necessary to integrate all the electrical and electronic subsystems before the flight test airplane. They called it the 777 Systems Integration Lab (777 SIL). The 777 SIL included all the electrical power systems, electromechanical systems, avionics, environment control systems, propulsion systems, and a portion of the payload electronics. The integration testing included realistic

  10. Biodiversity Lab: Using Local Resources.

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    Gillie, Lynn L.

    1997-01-01

    Examining living organisms in one's own backyard is a key first step toward appreciating the scope and importance of biological diversity throughout the world. The goals of this lab are to involve students in exploring the biodiversity around them, appreciating its scope, and asking questions of new organisms that they may never have noticed…

  11. Annual report 2009 Research labs

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    Lagergren, Jens

    65 Annual report 2009 Research labs Communication System, CoS Computer Communication Systems, CCS involves the technical and economic aspects of wire- less and wired systems, as well as communication of terminals/artefacts, user interfaces, context-sen- sitive functionality in both services and artefacts

  12. Yeast Metabolism Lab Mrs. Zimmerman

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    Rose, Michael R.

    Yeast Metabolism Lab Mrs. Zimmerman 10/22/10 #12;Photosynthesis 6 CO2 + 6 H2O C6H12O6 + 6 O2 Oxygen Glucose Carbon Dioxide Water Energy #12;Yeast · Unicellular · Eukaryotic (like us) · Kingdom Fungi" Saccharomyces cerevisiae #12;Alcoholic Fermentation · Some organisms, including yeast, can create energy without

  13. State of the Lab Address

    ScienceCinema

    King, Alex

    2013-03-01

    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.

  14. SSSSSSSS LLLLSemiconductor System LabSemiconductor System LabSemiconductor System LabSemiconductor System Lab Jaeseo Lee, Gigabit Optical Interface IC Design 1

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    Yoo, Hoi-Jun

    · Motivation ­ Overview of optical receiver ­ Design goal · Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA) · Conventional.25µµµµm CMOS Transimpedance amplifier(TIA) for Optical Receiver Application Jaeseo Lee 2001. 12. 19Semiconductor System LabSemiconductor System LabSemiconductor System Lab Overview of Optical Rx Design PREAMP AGC

  15. Experiences with Lab-Centric Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Titterton, Nathaniel; Lewis, Colleen M.; Clancy, Michael J.

    2010-01-01

    Lab-centric instruction emphasizes supervised, hands-on activities by substituting lab for lecture time. It combines a multitude of pedagogical techniques into the format of an extended, structured closed lab. We discuss the range of benefits for students, including increased staff interaction, frequent and varied self-assessments, integrated…

  16. Jefferson Lab Hands-on Activities

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    Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - Office of Science Education

    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.

  17. ASTR 110L Lab Fall 2011

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    Barnes, Joshua Edward

    ASTR 110L Lab Fall 2011 Introduction to Astronomy Lab Telescopes Read: · Ridpath, pp. 383­392 · Telescope-related sections of your ASTR 110 textbook 1. Be able to identify the following parts of our lab of our different eyepieces refer to? Looking through the telescope, how is the view through a long

  18. evolution genetics lab GENE 4230L: MECHANISMSAND INFERENCES

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    evolution genetics lab GENE 4230L: MECHANISMSAND INFERENCES OFEVOLUTIONARYPROCESSES Fall2006, 12 Selection 1. Aug. 28 Lab 4. Measuring Natural Selection 2. Aug. 30 LABOR DAY Sep. 4 Lab 5. Evolution. 30 Lab 20. Phylogenetics part 2 Nov. 1 Lab 21. Evolution of Development Nov. 6 Lab 22. Catch

  19. New Members and Foreign Associates Elected to the National Academy of Sciences on May 1, 2001

    PubMed Central

    2001-01-01

    The Academy has elected 72 new members and 15 foreign associates from 10 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The election was held during the business session of the 138th annual meeting of the Academy. Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. Foreign associates are non-voting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside of the United States. PMID:16578859

  20. Aging of LAB-based liquid scintillator in stainless steel containers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chen, Hai-Tao; Yu, Bo-Xiang; Shan, Qing; Ding, Ya-Yun; Du, Bing; Liu, Shu-Tong; Zhang, Xuan; Zhou, Li; Jia, Wen-Bao; Fang, Jian; Ye, Xing-Chen; Hu, Wei; Niu, Shun-Li; Yan, Jia-Qing; Zhao, Hang; Hong, Dao-Jin

    2015-06-01

    Types 316 and 304 stainless steel are two candidates for the storage vessels and piping systems of LAB-based liquid scintillator (LS) in the JUNO experiment. LS aging experiments are carried out at temperatures of 40 °C and 25 °C. After 192 days aging at 40 °C, the attenuation length of LS was reduced by 6% in a glass container, 12% in a type 304 stainless steel tank, and 10% in a type 316 stainless steel tank. At 25 °C in 304 and 316 stainless steel tanks, the attenuation length was reduced by 6% after 307 days. The light yield and the absorption spectrum were practically the same as that of the unaged sample. The concentration of element Fe in the LAB-based LS did not show a clear change. Type 316 and 304 stainless steel can be used as vessels and transportation pipeline material for LAB-based LS. Supported by Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA10010500) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (11205183, 11005117, 11225525, 11390384)

  1. What is sEa? The Summer Engineering Academy is a weeklong

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    Wong, Pak Kin

    engineering labs. · Use facilities such as wind tunnels, circuit fabrication labs, materials processing labs passion in Engineering with our new major-specific camps. These sessions are designed for more advanced

  2. Cisco Networking Academy Program for high school students: Formative & summative evaluation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cranford-Wesley, Deanne

    This study examined the effectiveness of the Cisco Network Technology Program in enhancing students' technology skills as measured by classroom strategies, student motivation, student attitude, and student learning. Qualitative and quantitative methods were utilized to determine the effectiveness of this program. The study focused on two 11th grade classrooms at Hamtramck High School. Hamtramck, an inner-city community located in Detroit, is racially and ethnically diverse. The majority of students speak English as a second language; more than 20 languages are represented in the school district. More than 70% of the students are considered to be economically at risk. Few students have computers at home, and their access to the few computers at school is limited. Purposive sampling was conducted for this study. The sample consisted of 40 students, all of whom were trained in Cisco Networking Technologies. The researcher examined viable learning strategies in teaching a Cisco Networking class that focused on a web-based approach. Findings revealed that the Cisco Networking Academy Program was an excellent vehicle for teaching networking skills and, therefore, helping to enhance computer skills for the participating students. However, only a limited number of students were able to participate in the program, due to limited computer labs and lack of qualified teaching personnel. In addition, the cumbersome technical language posed an obstacle to students' success in networking. Laboratory assignments were preferred by 90% of the students over lecture and PowerPoint presentations. Practical applications, lab projects, interactive assignments, PowerPoint presentations, lectures, discussions, readings, research, and assessment all helped to increase student learning and proficiency and to enrich the classroom experience. Classroom strategies are crucial to student success in the networking program. Equipment must be updated and utilized to ensure that students are applying practical skills to networking concepts. The results also suggested a high level of motivation and retention in student participants. Students in both classes scored 80% proficiency on the Achievement Motivation Profile Assessment. The identified standard proficiency score was 70%, and both classes exceeded the standard.

  3. Dusty plasmas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vladimir E Fortov; Aleksei G Khrapak; Sergei A Khrapak; Vladimir I Molotkov; Oleg F Petrov

    2004-01-01

    The properties of dusty plasmas — low-temperature plasmas containing charged macroparticles — are considered. The most important elementary processes in dusty plasmas and the forces acting on dust particles are investigated. The results of experimental and theoretical investigations of different states of strongly nonideal dusty plasmas — crystal-like, liquid-like, gas-like — are summarized. Waves and oscillations in dusty plasmas, as

  4. Short-Range Ultra-Wideband Systems UMass Antenna Lab USC UltRa Lab UC Berkeley BWRC

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    Southern California, University of

    Short-Range Ultra-Wideband Systems UMass Antenna Lab USC UltRa Lab UC Berkeley BWRC MURI Review: Lunch Break #12;Short-Range Ultra-Wideband Systems UMass Antenna Lab USC UltRa Lab UC Berkeley BWRC;Short-Range Ultra-Wideband Systems UMass Antenna Lab USC UltRa Lab UC Berkeley BWRC UMass UWB Link

  5. A note on dust wave excitation in a plasma with warm dust: Comparison with experiment

    E-print Network

    Merlino, Robert L.

    -dust streaming instability in a plasma containing dust grains with large thermal speeds is considered using of hertz to hun- dreds of hertz for typical lab dusty plasma parameters. When the phase speed of the wave are the ion and electron Debye lengths, respectively . Dc glow or rf laboratory dusty plasmas typically have

  6. Lab. 1 -Entorno del laboratorio Lab 1. -Entorno del laboratorio

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    hi ha una descripciĂł general de la configuraciĂł de l'entorn que es farĂ  servir per fer les prĂ ctiques les aplicacions que es faran servir habitualment estan a la part de sota de l'escriptori: Aquestes sĂłn que farem servir en les prĂ ctiques. ttyS0 e0 e1 e2 #12;Lab. 1 - Entorno del laboratorio 6 1.3. Quagga

  7. Simulated wave number 4 structure in equatorial F-region vertical plasma drifts

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhipeng Ren; Weixing Wan; Jiangang Xiong; Libo Liu

    2010-01-01

    This article investigates the wave number 4 longitudinal structure in equatorial vertical E × B plasma drifts (V$\\\\perp$), using the Theoretical Ionospheric Dynamo Model, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Version II model and the DE3 tide wind from the Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED)\\/TIMED Doppler interferometer (TIDI) observations. We simulate this longitudinal structure and

  8. Modelling the Progression of Competitive Performance of an Academy’s Soccer Teams

    PubMed Central

    Malcata, Rita M.; Hopkins, Will G; Richardson, Scott

    2012-01-01

    Progression of a team’s performance is a key issue in competitive sport, but there appears to have been no published research on team progression for periods longer than a season. In this study we report the game-score progression of three teams of a youth talent-development academy over five seasons using a novel analytic approach based on generalised mixed modelling. The teams consisted of players born in 1991, 1992 and 1993; they played totals of 115, 107 and 122 games in Asia and Europe between 2005 and 2010 against teams differing in age by up to 3 years. Game scores predicted by the mixed model were assumed to have an over-dispersed Poisson distribution. The fixed effects in the model estimated an annual linear pro-gression for Aspire and for the other teams (grouped as a single opponent) with adjustment for home-ground advantage and for a linear effect of age difference between competing teams. A random effect allowed for different mean scores for Aspire and opposition teams. All effects were estimated as factors via log-transformation and presented as percent differences in scores. Inferences were based on the span of 90% confidence intervals in relation to thresholds for small factor effects of x/÷1.10 (+10%/-9%). Most effects were clear only when data for the three teams were combined. Older teams showed a small 27% increase in goals scored per year of age difference (90% confidence interval 13 to 42%). Aspire experienced a small home-ground advantage of 16% (-5 to 41%), whereas opposition teams experienced 31% (7 to 60%) on their own ground. After adjustment for these effects, the Aspire teams scored on average 1.5 goals per match, with little change in the five years of their existence, whereas their opponents’ scores fell from 1.4 in their first year to 1.0 in their last. The difference in progression was trivial over one year (7%, -4 to 20%), small over two years (15%, -8 to 44%), but unclear over >2 years. In conclusion, the generalized mixed model has marginal utility for estimating progression of soccer scores, owing to the uncertainty arising from low game scores. The estimates are likely to be more precise and useful in sports with higher game scores. Key pointsA generalized linear mixed model is the approach for tracking game scores, key performance indicators or other measures of performance based on counts in sports where changes within and/or between games/seasons have to be considered.Game scores in soccer could be useful to track performance progression of teams, but hundreds of games are needed.Fewer games will be needed for tracking performance represented by counts with high scores, such as game scores in rugby or key performance indicators based on frequent events or player actions in any team sport. PMID:24149364

  9. AT&T Labs Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The AT&T Labs organization constitutes one of the most celebrated research groups in the world. The group is willing to share some of its findings through this fine website and visitors with a penchant for technological innovation will find much to enjoy here. The site includes a variety of featured stories, videos, projects, and papers. Of note is ââ?¬Ĺ?Tech View: Technology for Making TV Viewing Easy,ââ?¬Âť an article on voice activated remote controls. Visitors can sign up for updates and also read the "Profiles in Innovation" series, which looks at different researchers and their work at the Labs. Finally, visitors shouldn't miss the "Human-Computer Interaction" blog, authored by researcher Lana Yarosh.

  10. LabVIEW (Student Paper)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Usama Sardar

    2008-01-01

    Computer-aided teaching tools have turned out to be an indispensable element of both classroom lectures and laboratory experiments. The application of market-ready mathematical and database programming software for teaching engineering course outline is well appreciated. This paper presents the utilization of LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) in introducing the features of electrical machine simulated at various possible control modes.

  11. 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.

  12. International Amaldi Conferences of Academies of Sciences and National Scientific Societies on Scientific Questions of Global Security

    E-print Network

    of Academies of Sciences and National Scientific Societies on Scientific Questions of Global Security (DESYInternational Amaldi Conferences of Academies of Sciences and National Scientific Societies on Scientific Questions of Global Security

  13. Paul Abraham: A Forgotten Scholar of the Prussian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thiel, Jens

    2004-01-01

    Paul Abraham, one of the Berlin Academy's most experienced researchers, was deported to Auschwitz in 1943. The fate of this Jewish scholar reveals much about the inner life of the Academy, and its treatment of Jewish staff, during the World War II. This paper describes his life, against a backdrop of war, revolution, and dictatorship, and in the…

  14. The Academy of Sciences of the USSR: Analysis and Comparison With U.S. Organizations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nicholson, Roger M.

    The organization, activities, and history of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences and the overall science policy, structure, and the framework of the Soviet higher educational system are discussed in this report. Additionally, the federal science policy structure of the United States is outlined; comparison is made between the U.S.S.R. Academy of…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    n/a, n/a

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mehrizi-Sani, A.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  17. Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD 2nd International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue

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    Loudon, Catherine

    Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD 2nd International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding next International Summer Academy in Peace-building & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in their fields will contribute to this event, with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies

  18. Graduate Students -Academic Year Support At Any Stage Name of Opportunity American Academy in Rome Prize

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Graduate Students - Academic Year Support At Any Stage Name of Opportunity American Academy in Rome Prize Website http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements Deadline late October Nomination Required Student applies directly Description The mission of the American Academy in Rome

  19. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS STATE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES OF REPUBLIC

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    NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS STATE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES OF REPUBLIC OF BELARUS ASSOTIATION «NOMATECH» INSTITUTE OF RESOURCE SAVING PROBLEMS V.A.BELYI METAL­POLYMER RESEARCH in the journal of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus "Materials. Technologies. Tools", 4 (1999), 4, pp.5

  20. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS STATE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES OF

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    NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS STATE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES OF REPUBLIC OF BELARUS ASSOTIATION «NOMATECH» INSTITUTE OF RESOURCE SAVING PROBLEMS V.A.BELYI METAL­POLYMER RESEARCH Academy of Sciences of Belarus "Ma­ terials. Technologies. Tools", 6 (2001), 4, pp.13­19 (in Russian

  1. Safety basis academy summary of project implementation from 2007-2009

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    Julie A

    2009-01-01

    During fiscal years 2007 through 2009, in accordance with Performance Based Incentives with DOE\\/NNSA Los Alamos Site Office, Los Alamos National Security (LANS) implemented and operated a Safety Basis Academy (SBA) to facilitate uniformity in technical qualifications of safety basis professionals across the nuclear weapons complex. The implementation phase of the Safety Basis Academy required development, delivery, and finalizing a

  2. Access Guide to the International Academy Location of the department and its main spaces

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    Codling, Edward A.

    Access Guide to the International Academy Location of the department and its main spaces Access to IA (central campus) from the main squares Access to IA (Constable Building) from the main squares The main offices for the International Academy are located on level 4 (adjacent to Language and Linguistics

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  4. Equity Issues in the Academy: An Afro-Canadian Woman's Perspective.

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    Elabor-Idemudia, Patience

    2001-01-01

    Contends that the Canadian academy perpetuates dominant staffing of teaching and administrative positions with white males, marginalization of minorities, resistance to reflecting non-white values and experiences in education, and diminished expectations for minority students. The Canadian academy can become a site of empowerment and equity for…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  6. Changing School Autonomy: Academy Schools and Their Introduction to England's Education. CEE DP 123

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    Machin, Stephen; Vernoit, James

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we study a high profile case--the introduction of academy schools into the English secondary school sector--that has allowed schools to gain more autonomy and flexible governance by changing their school structure. We consider the impact of an academy school conversion on their pupil intake and pupil performance and possible…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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 driven by three research questions: (1) How many career academies were there, and of what types? (2) What were the…

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

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    Bantang, Susan C.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  9. Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Corporate Plan: 2007-2008 and 2009-2010

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    Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) is a leading national organisation for secondary education in England and is responsible for supporting the specialist schools and academies programmes. This edition of SSAT's corporate plan builds on its 2006-2007 to 2008-2009 plan, which sets out the framework within which it will continue to…

  10. Testing a Typology of Entrepreneurialism: Emerging Findings from an Academy with an Enterprise Specialism

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    Woods, Philip A.; Woods, Glenys J.

    2009-01-01

    Based on initial analyses of a case study of an Academy with a specialism in business and enterprise, this article examines how the Academy appears to be constructing meanings around enterprise. It tests the usefulness of a typology of entrepreneurialism (Woods et al., 2007) as a means of exploring the degree to which meanings ascribed to…

  11. Beat the Flood... Redmoor Academy and Practical Action Engaging Students in STEM

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    Cox, Jo

    2014-01-01

    Redmoor Academy is a Key Stage 3 (age 11-14) school in Leicestershire, UK, with a student cohort just over 500 pupils. The Academy has a long history of encouraging pupils to consider how STEM subjects relate to each other and to their future careers, and has made great inroads into ensuring that all teachers of STEM subjects are delivering the…

  12. Development of a Model for Minority Recruitment at the United States Naval Academy.

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    Corpin, Owen D.

    The study proposes a recruiting model, which is a coordinated and integrated recruiting effort employing the professional aid of the National Urban League and an expanded minority recruiting staff at the Naval Academy. The model aims to promote interest in the Academy's professional naval education among the black urban community. It is hoped this…

  13. Academies as the "Future of Schooling": Is This an Evidence-Based Policy?

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    Gorard, Stephen

    2005-01-01

    A programme of City Academies was announced by the Secretary of State for Education for England in 2000. These schools would be independent of local government control, have voluntary and private sector sponsors, and would break the cycle of failing inner-city schools. The first three Academies opened in 2002, and this paper considers how they…

  14. Character Development at the United States Air Force Academy: A Phenomenological Case Study of Graduates' Reflections

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    Smith, J. Micheal

    2010-01-01

    The United States Air Force Academy develops commissionable officers of character through an intense 4-year program that includes academic, athletic, and military education and training. The literature was silent on whether the Academy effectively develops character or, if so, how the development takes place. This was a phenomenological case study…

  15. Noxious Weed Monitoring at the U.S. Air Force Academy-Year 3 Results

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    Noxious Weed Monitoring at the U.S. Air Force Academy- Year 3 Results March 21, 2008 Prepared For............................................................................................................. 3 HISTORY OF WEED MAPPING AND MONITORING AT THE ACADEMY................................ 3 WEED................................................................................. 45 NATURAL RESOURCE-BASED NOXIOUS WEED MONITORING ........................................ 46 SUMMARY

  16. A Case Study Examining the Career Academy Model at a Large Urban Public High School

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    Ho, Howard

    2013-01-01

    This study focused on how career academies were implemented at a large, urban, public high school. Research shows that the career academy model should consist of 3 core components: (a) a small learning community (SLC), (b) a theme-based curriculum, and (c) business partnerships (Stern, Dayton, & Raby, 2010). The purpose of this qualitative…

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

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    Academy Update, 1992

    1992-01-01

    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…

  18. Summer Research Academy for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry 2008-2012

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    Morales, Jorge Alberto

    1 Summer Research Academy for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry 2008-2012 The Summer Research Academy for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (SRATCC) is an outreach program that encourages the broadening participation of high school students and teachers in theoretical and computational chemistry

  19. Brothers of the Academy: Up and Coming Black Scholars Earning Our Way in Higher Education.

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    Jones, Lee, Ed.

    This book offers 26 papers by black male scholars that examine the experience of being a black man in the academy and demonstrate what black men have contributed to the scholarly enterprise. After a Foreword by the editor and an Introduction by Lee Jones, in Part 1, "Characteristics of the Academy," includes eight papers that cover topics such as:…

  20. Brain science, addiction and drugs An Academy of Medical Sciences working group report

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    Cambridge, University of

    Brain science, addiction and drugs An Academy of Medical Sciences working group report chaired;Brain science, addiction and drugs An Academy of Medical Sciences working group report chaired by Professor Sir Gabriel Horn FRS FRCP May 2008 #12;BRAin SCienCe, AddiCtion And dRuGS 2 Acknowledgements

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

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    Hatcher, Richard

    2009-01-01

    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.…

  2. Combating transnational crime: management education at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. A. Kromer; F. R. Taylor

    2004-01-01

    This paper provides a detailed description of the overall concept, curriculum, and logistical support of the International Law Enforcement Academy at Roswell, New Mexico operated on behalf of the US Department of State's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. The Department of State is responsible for the operation of a network of law enforcement academies which are designed

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Thomas J.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  4. The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare: History and Grand Challenges

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    Barth, Richard P.; Gilmore, Grover C.; Flynn, Marilyn S.; Fraser, Mark W.; Brekke, John S.

    2014-01-01

    Conceptualized by social work deans and actualized with the support of major social work organizations, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare was established in 2009. This article describes the historical context and creation of the Academy, whose objectives include recognizing outstanding social work scholars and practitioners;…

  5. A Value-Engaged Approach for Evaluating the Bunche-Da Vinci Learning Academy

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    Greene, Jennifer C.

    2005-01-01

    In 2001, the Bunche Academy was chosen by its district to join in partnership with the Da Vinci Learning Corporation to embark on an ambitious whole-school reform initiative, especially designed by the corporation for low-performing schools. In this chapter, the author describes how, as illustrated in the Bunche-Da Vinci Learning Academy context,…

  6. Finding "Sponsorship" in the Academy: Three Case Studies of First-Year Writing Students

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    Hollander, Pam

    2010-01-01

    Herrington & Curtis (2000), building on Goldblatt's (1995) idea of the "sponsoring institution," (p. 48) showed students' need for a personal sense of connection with a "sponsoring discourse" when writing in the academy. As Herrington and Curtis, as well as Goldblatt point out, these "sponsoring discourses" often come from outside the academy.…

  7. DCU Ryan Academy Invest Ireland 2010 -is an exciting new conference which aims to connect Venture

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    Humphrys, Mark

    DCU Ryan Academy Invest Ireland 2010 - is an exciting new conference which aims to connect Venture and Angel Investors with Ireland's most promising Entrepreneurial ventures. The event will be held Ireland, The Ryan Academy together with Arizona State University will bring a number of carefully selected

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

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    Glennen, Robert E.; Martin, David J.

    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…

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

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    Schmidt, Peter

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  12. INDIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Text formatted by Wintecs Typesetters, Bangalore (Ph. 2332 7311).

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    Dhingra, Narender K.

    of the Academy are: 1. To promote the progress and uphold the cause of science, both in pure and applied branches founded. 3. To encourage and publish important researches in the branches of science comprehendedYEAR BOOK 2014 INDIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES #12;Text formatted by Wintecs Typesetters, Bangalore (Ph

  13. Effects of a personal goal management intervention on positive and negative moods states in soccer academies

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Effects of a personal goal management intervention on positive and negative moods states in soccer on positive and negative moods among young athletes of a soccer academy. Study participants (n=22) were of personal goal management intervention on positive and negative mood states in soccer academies In sport

  14. Plasma Medicine

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    Laroussi, M.; Kong, M. G.; Morfill, G.; Stolz, W.

    2012-05-01

    Foreword R. Satava and R. J. Barker; Part I. Introduction to Non-equilibrium Plasma, Cell Biology, and Contamination: 1. Introduction M. Laroussi; 2. Fundamentals of non-equilibrium plasmas M. Kushner and M. Kong; 3. Non-equilibrium plasma sources M. Laroussi and M. Kong; 4. Basic cell biology L. Greene and G. Shama; 5. Contamination G. Shama and B. Ahlfeld; Part II. Plasma Biology and Plasma Medicine: 6. Common healthcare challenges G. Isbary and W. Stolz; 7. Plasma decontamination of surfaces M. Kong and M. Laroussi; 8. Plasma decontamination of gases and liquids A. Fridman; 9. Plasma-cell interaction: prokaryotes M. Laroussi and M. Kong; 10. Plasma-cell interaction: eukaryotes G. Isbary, G. Morfill and W. Stolz; 11. Plasma based wound healing G. Isbary, G. Morfill and W. Stolz; 12. Plasma ablation, surgery, and dental applications K. Stalder, J. Woloszko, S. Kalghatgi, G. McCombs, M. Darby and M. Laroussi; Index.

  15. MHD stability of a hot rotating plasma: A brief review of PSP2 experiments

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    V. I. Volosov

    2009-01-01

    The paper presents a review of theoretical and experimental studies of plasma stability in systems with a rotating plasma\\u000a (devices with crossed E×B fields) carried out in 1975–1985 at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian Branch of the Russian\\u000a Academy of Sciences. The first group of studies involves numerical simulations based on the classical work by M. Rosenbluth\\u000a and A.

  16. The concussion of revolution: Publications and reform at the early Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, 1812–1842

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    Charlotte M. Porter

    1979-01-01

    Like many American intellectual endeavors following the War of 1812, the large works of natural history published by members of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia were nationalistic in tone. The size and number of these illustrated books reflected both the wealth of new collections made on western expeditions and the Academy’s early commitment to the establishment of a

  17. Transaction and Transformation at Trinity: Private Sponsorship, Core Values and Christian Ethos at England's Most Improved Academy

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    Pike, Mark A.

    2010-01-01

    The Academies Programme in England, whereby new schools may be privately sponsored and managed but publicly funded, has expanded rapidly with over 200 academies already open before 2010 and many more likely given the education policies promoted by Michael Gove as Conservative Secretary of State for Education. A significant number of academies are…

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

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    Drummond, Frank J.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  19. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 1

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    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the first lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a syllabus, tentative schedule, lab safety contract, and lab notebook rubric.

  20. Physiology Monitoring and Cycles Lab with Report

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    Amber Yost

    This activity allows students to explore and reflect on circadian rhythms in themselves, influences of their lifestyle on those rhythms, investigate them in a scientific manner, and draw conclusions of their findings in a lab report format with data tables and graphs. A 2+ week take home lab activity with a lab report and graphs at the end. Can be used to explore the scientific method, physiological cycles, and how to share scientific knowledge.

  1. Experiences with lab-centric instruction

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    Nathaniel Titterton; Colleen M. Lewis; Michael J. Clancy

    2010-01-01

    Lab-centric instruction emphasizes supervised, hands-on activities by substituting lab for lecture time. It combines a multitude of pedagogical techniques into the format of an extended, structured closed lab. We discuss the range of benefits for students, including increased staff interaction, frequent and varied self-assessments, integrated collaborative activities, and a systematic sequence of activities that gradually increases in difficulty. Instructors also

  2. Department of Chemistry Quarterly Lab Inspection Report Lab Supervisor: ____________________ Room: _________________ Date: _________________

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    Chan, Hue Sun

    Conditions Lab Benches Clean _____ Good Condition _____ Services identified _____ Fume Hoods Clean Chemicals / Reagents Proper labels on all containers _____ Inventory in lab _____ Safety & compatibility for solvents or sign Prohibiting solvent storage _____ Chemical transport or handling Equipment available

  3. Lab 1 (module 1): Sample Lab Notebook New ArcGIS Commands

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    Lab 1 (module 1): Sample Lab Notebook New ArcGIS Commands Start ArcMap: Go to Start => All Programs) Identify: (View information about a feature) Hyperlink: (Open hyperlinks on the map) Label features: Right

  4. [Therapeutic plasmas].

    PubMed

    Schneider, T

    2012-11-01

    Three different therapeutic plasmas preparations are currently available in France and are issued by EFS to the hospitals: quarantine fresh frozen plasma, amotosalen-inactivated plasma and solvent/detergent-treated plasma. All these products insure a microbiological safety, an immunologic compatibility and a hemostatic potential for the patients. These plasmas are in accordance with the Guidelines established by the French Authorities (ANSM). PMID:22999855

  5. Plasma universe

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    Space Science Institute

    2005-01-01

    This single-page reading underlines how abundant plasmas are in the universe. The reading, which is the final page in a tutorial about the plasma phase of matter, points out that understanding plasma is central to understanding what happens in the universe. Through space technologies, researchers have been able to study plasmas in areas like those shown in the images that illustrate this reading. One of the images shows plasma loops on the Sun. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

  6. USC Institute for Creative Technologies: Graphics Lab

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    2002-01-01

    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.

  7. Physics 142 Lab Syllabus Physics 142 -Spring 2008 Laboratory Schedule

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    Farritor, Shane

    Physics Office, 116 Brace Lab · She will deliver it to your lab instructor's mailbox #12;Physics 142 Lab of Physics 141. Electricity, magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. Lab fee requiredPhysics 142 Lab Syllabus i Physics 142 - Spring 2008 Laboratory Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday

  8. BERKELEY PAR LABBERKELEY PAR LAB Where we ended up

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    LAB Par Lab Timeline 2 Initial Meetings "Berkeley View" Techreport Win UPCRC Competition UPCRC PhaseBERKELEY PAR LABBERKELEY PAR LAB Par Lab: Where we ended up Krste Asanovic, Ras Bodik, Jim Demmel, David Wessel, and Kathy Yelick UC Berkeley Par Lab End-of-Project Party May 30, 2013 #12;BERKELEY PAR

  9. EE443L Lab 6: DC Motor Trajectory Tracking Introduction

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    Wedeward, Kevin

    .mdl and lab6.m, respectively, as well as the LabVIEW VI lab6.vi where zero initial motor angle, i in matlab to load the simulation constants and view the control system transfer functions, then run lab6.mdl-zero diagrams. Then run lab6.mdl in simulink to view the total control system's performance. Vary the controller

  10. Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment Devices: Joint Position Paper of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology†

    PubMed Central

    Bauer, Russell M.; Iverson, Grant L.; Cernich, Alison N.; Binder, Laurence M.; Ruff, Ronald M.; Naugle, Richard I.

    2013-01-01

    This joint position paper of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology sets forth our position on appropriate standards and conventions for computerized neuropsychological assessment devices (CNADs). In this paper, we first define CNADs and distinguish them from examiner-administered neuropsychological instruments. We then set forth position statements on eight key issues relevant to the development and use of CNADs in the healthcare setting. These statements address (a) device marketing and performance claims made by developers of CNADs; (b) issues involved in appropriate end-users for administration and interpretation of CNADs; (c) technical (hardware/software/firmware) issues; (d) privacy, data security, identity verification, and testing environment; (e) psychometric development issues, especially reliability and validity; (f) cultural, experiential, and disability factors affecting examinee interaction with CNADs; (g) use of computerized testing and reporting services; and (h) the need for checks on response validity and effort in the CNAD environment. This paper is intended to provide guidance for test developers and users of CNADs that will promote accurate and appropriate use of computerized tests in a way that maximizes clinical utility and minimizes risks of misuse. The positions taken in this paper are put forth with an eye toward balancing the need to make validated CNADs accessible to otherwise underserved patients with the need to ensure that such tests are developed and utilized competently, appropriately, and with due concern for patient welfare and quality of care. PMID:22394228

  11. Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment Devices: Joint Position Paper of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology†

    PubMed Central

    Bauer, Russell M.; Iverson, Grant L.; Cernich, Alison N.; Binder, Laurence M.; Ruff, Ronald M.; Naugle, Richard I.

    2012-01-01

    This joint position paper of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology sets forth our position on appropriate standards and conventions for computerized neuropsychological assessment devices (CNADs). In this paper, we first define CNADs and distinguish them from examiner-administered neuropsychological instruments. We then set forth position statements on eight key issues relevant to the development and use of CNADs in the healthcare setting. These statements address (a) device marketing and performance claims made by developers of CNADs; (b) issues involved in appropriate end-users for administration and interpretation of CNADs; (c) technical (hardware/software/firmware) issues; (d) privacy, data security, identity verification, and testing environment; (e) psychometric development issues, especially reliability, and validity; (f) cultural, experiential, and disability factors affecting examinee interaction with CNADs; (g) use of computerized testing and reporting services; and (h) the need for checks on response validity and effort in the CNAD environment. This paper is intended to provide guidance for test developers and users of CNADs that will promote accurate and appropriate use of computerized tests in a way that maximizes clinical utility and minimizes risks of misuse. The positions taken in this paper are put forth with an eye toward balancing the need to make validated CNADs accessible to otherwise underserved patients with the need to ensure that such tests are developed and utilized competently, appropriately, and with due concern for patient welfare and quality of care. PMID:22382386

  12. Polarized Positrons at Jefferson Lab

    SciTech Connect

    J. Dumas, J. Grames, E. Voutier

    2009-08-01

    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%.

  13. Polarized Positrons at Jefferson Lab

    SciTech Connect

    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

    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%.

  14. Polarized Positrons at Jefferson Lab

    SciTech Connect

    Dumas, Jonathan; Grames, Joseph; Voutier, Eric

    2009-01-01

    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%.

  15. CableLabs: Current Projects

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    This Web site highlights projects being conducted by CableLabs, "a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies." Most of these projects are creating specifications that will improve quality and ensure interoperability of cable systems. Focuses of research include cable modems, interactive services, broadband applications, and more. Each project's home page has extensive documentation on the intended goals and access to all specifications. Some presentations are also given that give a basic overview of the project.

  16. Jefferson Lab phenomenology: selected highlights

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    Wolodymyr Melnitchouk

    2005-07-07

    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.

  17. Green Labs and EH&S, Nov. 2013 ___________________ Lab Recycling Guide

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Green Labs and EH&S, Nov. 2013 ___________________ Lab Recycling Guide Non-contaminated, clean lab plastic containers and conical tubes may be recycled. To be accepted, containers must be clean, triple. Recycling bin located: PSB Loading Dock Alcohol cans and metal shipping containers may be recycled

  18. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Behavioral Research Lab

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    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB ­ POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Behavioral Research Lab The Behavioral Research Lab (see Figure One) is a multiuse research space designed to support a wide variety of research within the domains of accounting, information systems, finance, management, marketing

  19. Dissertation Lab (D-Lab) May 21, 22, and 23, 2013

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    realistic goals, overcoming writing blocks, and time management · Activities and advice for limiting stress is (D-Lab)? The Office of Graduate Studies Student Services offers D-Lab to help students progress-Lab for You? This program is designed for students who have completed their dissertation research and/or data

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

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    Balakrishnan, B.; Woods, P. C.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  1. 1063-780X/00/2602-$20.00 2000 MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica"0152 Plasma Physics Reports, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2000, pp. 152156. Translated from Fizika Plazmy, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2000, pp. 166171.

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    Taskaev, Sergey Yur'evich

    Russian Text Copyright © 2000 by Akhmetov, Davydenko, Taskaev. 1. INTRODUCTION A hot startup plasma are presented in Fig. 1. The analyzer is attached to a ceramic tube and is inserted into the plasma with the use. Yu. Taskaev Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr

  2. Cosmic plasma

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    Alfven, H.

    1981-01-01

    Attention is given to experimental and theoretical approaches to plasma physics, plasma phenomena in laboratory and space, field and particle aspects of plasmas, the present state of the classical theory, boundary conditions and circuit dependence, and cosmology. Electric currents in space plasmas are considered, taking into account dualism in physics, particle-related phenomena in plasma physics, magnetic field lines, filaments, local plasma properties and the circuit, electric double layers, field-aligned currents as 'cables', an expanding circuit, different types of plasma regions, the cellular structure of space, and the fine structure of active plasma regions. Other topics discussed are related to circuits, the theory of cosmic plasmas, the origin of the solar system, the coexistence of matter and antimatter, annihilation as a source of energy, the Hubble expansion in a Euclidean space, and a model for the evolution of the Metagalaxy.

  3. Rock cycle in chocolate lab

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    Pete Stelling

    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.

  4. Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

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    Around this time of the year, college students may find themselves staring blankly into a screen as they face any number of daunting writing assignments. Fortunately, there are two fine online resources that may aid them in this process. The first is offered by the Princeton Writing Center, and it contains a number of helpful essays on how to find and develop a paper topic, dealing with writing anxiety, and preparing to perform well on essay exams. The next site is the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University, which has been in existence since 1995. Here, visitors can find a number of excellent writing guides and related material, including The Writing Lab Newsletter, which brings together helpful information about tutoring theory, methodology, and training writing tutors. Of course, visitors should not be surprised to learn that the site also contains a substantial number of documents on grammar, mechanics, literary analysis, and writing in the social sciences. Taken together, these two sites represent a mighty contribution to those seeking to learn how to compose better essays and papers, and also for those working with such individuals.

  5. American Academy of Actuaries: Social Security News Briefing

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    The American Academy of Actuaries reports here on a news briefing held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 1, 2005, which addressed options for Social Security reform. At the briefing, Senior Pension Fellow Ron Gebhardtsbauer "talked about the financial and demographic challenges facing the system and reviewed the options for reform." Available from this website are some of the materials presented at the brief, including a fact sheet on social security, a table summarizing some of the options for reform, charts on Social Security's financial challenges, and some questions for reformers which draw on the analytical tools actuaries use to evaluate the impact of various reform proposals. More information on Gebhardtsbauer and a copy of a letter sent to the Social Security trustees regarding "infinite time period" estimates are also posted.

  6. Energy-conservation study for the US Air Force Academy

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    Peterson, J.L.; Davis, L.B.

    1983-01-01

    The United States Air Force Academy (AFA) has asked the Los Alamos National Laboratory to assist them in conducting detailed energy and solar analyses of selected AFA buildings using the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program. The results of the energy conservation study conducted by Los Alamos in FY 1981 and 1982 for Building 2360 (Vandenberg Hall), Building 2169 (Field House), and Building 2410 (Aeronautics Laboratory) are presented. Energy Conservation and Solar Opportunities (ECOs) are identified for each building and predicted heating, cooling and electric energy savings are presented for each ECO. Economic results are summarized as annual dollars saved, discounted benefit-to-cost ratio, maximum investment targets, and the life-cycle cost of implementing each ECO.

  7. Environmental Sciences & Sustainability: The NY Academy of Sciences

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    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.

  8. Making the academy more attractive to new teacher-scholars.

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    Trower, Cathy A

    2008-01-01

    The majority of faculty members in veterinary medicine are white men; the student base, however, is increasingly composed of white women. Faculty and students of color are few. Part of the problem in attracting and retaining new teacher-scholars is that the current generation has different beliefs about the importance of work and home, places dissimilar weights on various workplace dimensions, and has more complicated lives than prior generations of faculty. Thus, a culture clash arises when young faculty work in academic institutions with outmoded policies and practices. This article explores the key aspects of the structure and culture of the academy and offers ideas for making the workplace more attractive to new faculty. PMID:18339959

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

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    2001-11-01

    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

  10. Navigating the Maze of a New Lab Setup

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    Karie Scrogin (Loyola University Medical Center)

    2006-05-01

    From the EB 2006 Trainee Symposium a presentation on how to set up a lab. This recorded presentation discusses how to negotiate lab space, renovation considerations, lab equipment, and animal facilities.

  11. Navigating the Maze of a New Lab Setup

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    Karie Scrogin (Loyola University Medical Center)

    2006-05-01

    From the EB 2006 Trainee Symposium a powerpoint presentation file on how to set up a lab. This powerpoint presentation file discusses how to negotiate lab space, renovation considerations, lab equipment, and animal facilities.

  12. Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Amit Agrawal

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    Agrawal, Amit

    Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Amit Agrawal Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Cambridge, MA, USA Computational Cameras: Exploiting Spatial- Angular Temporal Tradeoffs in Photography #12;Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Where

  13. LAB COURSE: 253B FALL 2014 DESCRIPTION

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    Nickrent, Daniel L.

    advisor); and (v) a properly documented medical reason. Note: A slip stating that the student visited. A make-up quiz will be given for valid absence only GRADING: WEIGHTS: Lab Report 75% Pre-Lab 05% Quizzes electronic devices (unless approved by the

  14. Karplus lab: protein structure prediction and design

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    Karplus, Kevin

    Karplus lab ­ p.2/26 #12;What is Bioengineering? Three concentrations: Biomolecular Drug design Biomolecular sensors Nanotechnology Bioinformatics Rehabilitation Bioelectronics Karplus lab ­ p.3/26 #12;What is Bioengineering? Three concentrations: Biomolecular Rehabilitation Systems to held individuals with special needs

  15. ARTS & SCIENCES New Play Design Lab

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES New Play Design Lab A Critical Conversation Transfer of Volatiles, New Direction THE ARTS Mile-High Artwork ... New Play Design Lab ... Mapping Shadow and Light Shaping the Modern Presidency scotch roman The magazine of Lehigh University's College of Arts

  16. Multigenre Lab Reports: Connecting Literacy and Science

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    Rochwerger, Leonora; Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Calovini, Theresa

    2006-01-01

    The development of communication skills is a key component in any science program. However, students do not see the connections between writing and science. In particular, students lack the enthusiasm when the time comes to write lab reports. Students say that they do not see why they should have to write dry, boring lab reports following an…

  17. Eliminating Mercury Thermometers from the Lab

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    T. Stephen Everett

    1997-01-01

    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

  18. Teaching Chemistry Lab Safety through Comics

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    Pasquale di Raddo

    2006-01-01

    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

  19. Science Action Labs Part 1: Sciencing.

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    Shevick, Ed; Adams, Linda, Ed.

    This book contains innovative hands-on science laboratory activities that teach basic scientific method skills and are designed to be used directly with 4th- through 9th-grade students. The background materials and instructions included in each activity are written for students to work together in teams. Lab titles are: observation lab,…

  20. The DVCS program at Jefferson Lab

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    Niccolai, Silvia [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay, France

    2014-06-01

    Recent promising results, obtained at Jefferson Lab, on cross sections and asymmetries for DVCS and their link to the Generalized Parton Distributions are the focus of this paper. The extensive experimental program to measure DVCS with the 12-GeV-upgraded CEBAF in three experimental Halls (A, B, C) of Jefferson Lab, will also be presented.

  1. Latest results from FROST at Jefferson Lab

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    Ritchie, Barry G. [Arizona State University

    2014-06-01

    The spectrum of broad and overlapping nucleon excitations can be greatly clarified by use of a polarized photon beam incident on a polarized target in meson photoproduction experiments. At Jefferson Lab, a program of such measurements has made use of the Jefferson Lab FROzen Spin Target (FROST). An overview of preliminary results are presented.

  2. Berkeley Lab 2nd Grader Outreach

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    Scoggins, Jackie; Louie, Virginia

    2012-01-01

    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.

  3. LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHARACTERISTICS (SAMPLE LAB WRITEUP)

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    McNeill, John A.

    1 LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHARACTERISTICS (SAMPLE LAB WRITEUP) John A. McNeill ECE Box 000 January 19, 1997 ABSTRACT This lab investigates the V-I characteristic of a light-emitting diode (LED. The LED is a junction diode that emits light when forward biased. To achieve the light emitting property

  4. Introduction SCILAB with LabVIEW GATEWAY

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    Kovintavewat, Piya

    .6 SCILAB 4.1.2 ScriptScilab.dll National Instruments INRIA Scilab - LabVIEW Gateway 1.1 (OpenVIEW LabVIEW Virtual Instrument (VI) Virtual Instrument (VI) 3 1. Front Panel 2. Block Diagram 3. Icon Connector 3 3 1. Front Panel ( user interface) , , Front Panel GUI VI Front

  5. Supercharging Lessons with a Virtual Lab

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    Stewart, Jefferson; Vincent, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    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…

  6. Extracurricular Science Labs for STEM Talent Support

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    Hausamann, Dieter

    2012-01-01

    In the past decade, a growing lack of engineers, natural scientists, information technology experts, and mathematicians has been noted, especially in Europe. Corresponding to the need to attract young people to science and technology, numerous extracurricular science labs ("out-of-school labs") have been established, especially in Germany. One of…

  7. Berkeley Lab 2nd Grader Outreach

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    Scoggins, Jackie; Louie, Virginia

    2013-05-29

    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.

  8. Practical Physics Labs: A Resource Manual.

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    Goodwin, Peter

    This resource manual focuses on physics labs that relate to the world around us and utilize simple equipment and situations. Forty-five laboratories are included that relate to thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, dynamics, optics, wave transmission, centripetal force, and atomic physics. Each lab has three sections. The first section…

  9. A Web Lab for Mobile Robotics Education

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

    2007-01-01

    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

  10. Traditional Labs + New Questions = Improved Student Performance.

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    Rezba, Richard J.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    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…

  11. UMass Antenna Lab Antennas Studies for

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    Southern California, University of

    UMass Antenna Lab Antennas Studies for UWB Radio Program Review May 23, 2002 Professor David M@ecs.umass.edu #12;UMass Antenna Lab UWB Radio Antenna and Electromagnetics Tasks - progress on original tasks - 1. Full-Wave Calculation of Receive Antenna Voltage (arbitrary input voltage waveform, antenna types

  12. UMass Antenna Lab Antennas Studies for

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    Southern California, University of

    UMass Antenna Lab Antennas Studies for UWB Radio of Massachusetts at Amherst Amherst, MA 01003 schaubert@ecs.umass.edu #12;UMass Antenna Lab UWB Radio Antenna and Electromagnetics Tasks 1. Full-Wave Calculation of Receive Antenna Voltage (arbitrary input voltage waveform

  13. Microbial Grazing Lab October 20, 2011

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    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Microbial Grazing Lab October 20, 2011 The microbial loop is responsible for the cycling calculations. #12;Lab Procedure: In a 15 ml Falcon tube, incubate 5 ml from your Winogradsky column with 100 l, randomly choose a field of view and record the total number of ciliates (all sizes) in the entire view

  14. Uses of Labs and Learning Spaces

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    van den Blink, Clare

    2009-01-01

    How can an IT department transform traditional computer labs given the resource limits of a university setting? Before engaging a redesign team, conduct some groundwork and initial research to help guide design and resource decisions. When the author and her colleagues considered modifying the lab spaces at Cornell, they initially engaged in…

  15. By: Cesar Octavio Ascencio Yazdani Lab

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    Petta, Jason

    By: Cesar Octavio Ascencio Yazdani Lab August 5, 2011 REU PCCM/PRISM Summer 2011 California State;#12;Special Thanks to: Ilya Drozdov (Graduate Student in Physics in Yazdani Lab) Professor Ali Yazdani #12;Questions? #12;Resources Sedra/Smith: Microelectronics Circuits https://sjhsrc.wikispaces.com/file/view

  16. The University of Virginia Virtual Lab

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    The University of Virginia Virtual Science Lab uses leading-edge visualization software to depict science and technology affecting our daily lives. This software allows us to climb inside objects, to see fields and forces, or to zoom in on things as tiny as atoms or electrons. The lab includes topics such as electricity and magnetism, electrical circuits, microelectronics, scientific instruments, semiconductors, and nanoscience.

  17. Turin, May 2013 Swarm Joint Open Lab

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    Fagnani, Fabio

    .borra@polito.it #12;Turin, May 2013 Swarm Joint Open Lab Thesis proposal ________ Title Distributed optimization to obtain distributed algorithms able to perform optimal ECS, where each agent only needs local informationTurin, May 2013 Swarm Joint Open Lab Thesis proposal ________ Title Ottimizzazione distribuita per

  18. LAB OPERATOR APPLICATION This is an application for the position of Lab Operator in the College of Health and Human Sciences computer labs at

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    of Health and Human Sciences computer labs at Colorado State University. A lab op's primary duties are to monitor the computer lab, provide assistance to lab users (students, faculty and staff), and to maintain have work-study? 2. Describe your general knowledge and experience with computers

  19. Fitness Lab Policies: 1. All members and guests who utilize the Fitness Lab must be at least 14 years old.

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    Fitness Lab Policies: 1. All members and guests who utilize the Fitness Lab must be at least 14. Members must wipe down equipment after use. Disinfectant wipes are provided throughout the Fitness Lab. 6

  20. Shor Lab "Soil Water" Project Undergraduate Research Opportunity

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    Shor, Leslie McCabe

    Shor Lab ­ "Soil Water" Project Undergraduate Research Opportunity Primary Graduate Student: Jinzi altering soil hydraulic conductivity. The Shor and Gage labs have received a USDA grant to investigate