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Diagnostics for Lab and Astrophysical Plasmas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To monitor effects of vacuum conditioning, three radiation diagnostics are being built: a Helium-Neon (HeNe) heterodyne interferometer, a Bolometer, and a Hydrogen-alpha (H?) detector. The interferometer will measure the line-average refractive index of the plasma, enabling us to obtain the line average density. The bolometer is a soft X-ray/UV detector (similar to those used on the Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment (McLean et al. in Rev. Sci. Instruments 72(1):556-561, 2001) and the High-Beta Tokamak Experiment (Xiao and Navratil. in Rev. Sci. Instrument 67(9):3334-3335, 1996) and is used to directly measure the radiation loss from photons. The H? detector will detect the amount of H? being emitted by the plasma as a function of time, thus gauging the neutral density. These same concepts are also applied to astrophysical plasmas, with slightly different approaches. A brief overlap between diagnostics/detectors for laboratory and astrophysical plasmas is discussed.

Baerny, J. K.; Woodruff, S.; Smith, C.

2010-12-01

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Diagnostics for Lab and Astrophysical Plasmas  

Microsoft Academic Search

To monitor effects of vacuum conditioning, three radiation diagnostics are being built: a Helium–Neon (HeNe) heterodyne interferometer,\\u000a a Bolometer, and a Hydrogen-alpha (H?) detector. The interferometer will measure the line-average refractive index of the\\u000a plasma, enabling us to obtain the line average density. The bolometer is a soft X-ray\\/UV detector (similar to those used on\\u000a the Sustained Spheromak Physics Experiment

J. K. Baerny; S. Woodruff; C. Smith

2010-01-01

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Optimization of the LaB6 Cathode for Divertor Plasma Simulator (DiPS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A steady-state high density LaB6 dc plasma source is developed for the divertor plasma simulator (DiPS), which is a linear device for the studies on various electric probes, plasma-wall interactions, atomic processes, and for the development of plasma diagnostics. Since the LaB6 is very weak against the thermal shock, which is possibly caused by the overflow of the discharge current

H.-J. Wool; K.-S. Chung; H.-J. You; Y.-J. Seo; G.-S. Choi; T. Lho

2006-01-01

4

Hollow LaB 6 cathode arc plasma source for material processing and testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the framework of collaboration between KFA Jülich and the University of Tokyo, a new test facility for the study of plasma-material interaction processes has been developed and constructed. The basic configuration of this facility is a low-pressure d.c.-arc discharge from a hollow cathode. The hollow cathode of the plasma source is made from LaB6 to obtain discharge currents of

H. Bolt; V. Hemel; H. Nickel; S. Tanaka

1995-01-01

5

NASA Academies  

NASA Website

[Students Higher Education] [Available: Nationally & Internationally] The NASA Academy is an intensive ten-week leadership development project for highly motivated and successful undergraduate and graduate students.

6

Peninsula Academies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Peninsula Academies program developed by the Sequoia (California) Union High School District and 27 local high technology companies to help educationally disadvantaged students break the pattern of low academic achievement, lack of skills, and chronic unemployment. (FL)|

Raby, Marilyn E.

1984-01-01

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Gilda's Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Duplessis, Gilda

2008-01-01

8

America's Service Academies, Your Service Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, and United States Military Academy are America's three largest service academies. They are "the" primary undergraduate institutions and commissioning sources that educate and develop the officers who are expected to lead this nation's armed forces. They are special places that have…

Born, Dana H.; Phillips, Andrew T.; Trainor, Timothy E.

2012-01-01

9

Robotics Academy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-01-19

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Air Force Academy Aeronautics Digest - Fall/Winter 1982.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Aeronautics Digest contains articles which represent recent scholarly work by students and faculty of the Dept. of Aeronautics, members of other departments of the Academy and the Frank J. Seiler Research Lab., researchers directly or indirectly invol...

J. DeJongh W. Heiser R. Hogge M. Arends A. M. Higgins

1983-01-01

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The Great Dismal Swamp Earth System Science Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Annual Earth System Science Academy provides teachers the opportunity to develop an appreciation of North Carolina wetlands, the health of local waterways and to gain experience working with NASA and university researchers who investigate these topics. Included in the Earth System Science Academy is a tour of The Great Dismal Swamp boardwalk; hands-on water quality labs; research plenary sessions,

L. Hayden; M. Powers

2000-01-01

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Plasma Source with LaB6 Hollow Cathode for a Diagnostic Beam Injector.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The hydrogen neutral beams are widely used to diagnose the plasma in magnetic fusion devices. The beams are extracted from the plasma generated by a plasma source, accelerated to desired energy and subsequently neutralized in a gas target. The critically ...

A. Kreter A. A. Ivanov B. Schweer P. P. Deichuli V. L. Davydenko

2003-01-01

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Why a Steiner Academy?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Avison, Kevin

2008-01-01

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Academies and School Diversity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers the implications of Academies for the diversity of schooling in England. It seeks to establish the extent to which Academies are distinctive compared to other types of state secondary schools and whether this has been affected by a number of recent reforms. Different types of Academies are also be examined. Previous work in…

Curtis, Andrew

2009-01-01

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American Academy of Audiology  

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... Academy Leadership Membership Networking Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities Government Relations News Legislative Action Center Political Action Committee Priorities Federal State Public Policy Resolutions Issue Briefs Key Contacts Initiative Academia ...

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KIPP Academy Lynn  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Coats, Stephanie

2004-01-01

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Talent Management in Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davies, Brent; Davies, Barbara J.

2010-01-01

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Advanced Lab View® Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John Essick; Eric D. Jones

1999-01-01

19

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2010-06-01

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IP @ The National Academies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2001-01-01

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Ion sources with arc-discharge plasma box driven by directly heated LaB(6) electron emitter or cold cathode.  

PubMed

In the Budker Institute, Novosibirsk, an ion source with arc-discharge plasma box has been developed in the recent years for application in thermonuclear devices for plasma diagnostics. Several modifications of the ion source were provided with extracted current ranging from 1 to 7 A and pulse duration of up to 4 s. Initially, the arc-discharge plasma box with cold cathode was used, with which pulse duration is limited to 2 s by the cathode overheating and sputtering in local arc spots. Recently, a directly heated LaB(6) electron emitter was employed instead, which has extended lifetime compared to the cold cathode. In the paper, characteristics of the beam produced with both arrangements of the plasma box are presented. PMID:18315229

Ivanov, Alexander A; Davydenko, Vladimir I; Deichuli, Petr P; Shulzhenko, Grigori I; Stupishin, Nikolay V

2008-02-01

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California Academy of Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2005-01-01

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National Academy Press: New Books  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site will keep users abreast of the latest publications from the National Academy Press (NAP), the publishing arm of the National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The New Books sites provides annotated descriptions of recent publications.

Press., National A.

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Education at the National Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article highlights several programs at the National Academies that should be useful to educators in biology. These include works under the aegis of the National Academy of Sciences' Office on Public Understanding of Science, the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE's) ongoing work on improving technological literacy, and joint work by the…

Labov, Jay B.

2003-01-01

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Academy Engages Incarcerated Youths  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zehr, Mary Ann

2010-01-01

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Peninsula Academies Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City, CA.

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From the National Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Center for Education at the National Academies was established on the premise that educators urgently need to harness science to improve the education that they provide to all Americans. This includes not only emphasizing an inquiry approach to science education from kindergarten through college, but also promoting an energetic attempt to use…

Alberts, Bruce

2002-01-01

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Dual Enrollment Academy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Gonzalez, Nicolas; Chavez, Guadalupe

2009-01-01

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The Teen Parent Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2005-01-01

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Online writing labs as sites for community engagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jaclyn Michelle Wells

2010-01-01

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Online Writing Labs as Sites for Community Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wells, Jaclyn Michelle

2010-01-01

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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.

2012-11-06

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USMES Design Lab Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.

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Plato in the Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The failures of the Socratic method and the reasons for those failures may or may not have been what consciously motivated\\u000a Plato to establish the Academy in about 387. He, like Gorgias’s student Isocrates only three years before, may have been responding\\u000a to the abhorrent condition of education in Athens, described by Isocrates in Against the Sophists:\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a If all who

Debra Nails

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Transmuted Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes a first year high school chemistry lab program which its author has developed over the past fifteen years. It features laboratory exercises that have have been altered ("transmuted") so that students may be evaluated on the accuracy of their work. For example, a traditional lab may ask that students determine the amount of product obtained from a reaction and compare it to theoretical value. In its transmuted form this lab would require that students either deduce the mass of a reactant from a measured mass of product, or perhaps predict the mass of product from a known mass of reactant. The author reports that lab exercises transmuted in this way work well with beginning students because the labs 1) make immediate sense to scientifically unsophisticated students, 2) challenge students to do their best work, 3) motivate by enlisting students' desires for social recognition, and 4) appeal to students' love of games and play.

Plumsky, Roger

1996-05-01

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Data acquisition and real-time signal processing of plasma diagnostics on ASDEX Upgrade using LabVIEW RT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The existing VxWorks real-time system for the position and shape control in ASDEX Upgrade has been extended to calculate magnetic flux surfaces in real-time using a multi-core PCI Express system running LabVIEW RT 8.6. real-time signal processing of bolometers and manometers is performed with the on-board FPGA to calculate the measured radiated power flux and particle flux respectively from the

L. Giannone; M. Cerna; R. Cole; M. Fitzek; A. Kallenbach; K. Lüddecke; P. J. McCarthy; A. Scarabosio; W. Schneider; A. C. C. Sips; W. Treutterer; A. Vrancic; L. Wenzel; H. Yi; K. Behler; T. Eich; H. Eixenberger; J. C. Fuchs; G. Haas; G. Lexa; M. Marquardt; A. Mlynek; G. Neu; G. Raupp; M. Reich; J. Sachtleben; K. H. Schuhbeck; T. Zehetbauer; S. Concezzi; T. Debelle; B. Marker; M. Munroe; N. Petersen; D. Schmidt

2010-01-01

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General Meeting of USSR Academy of Sciences.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains speeches by the President of the USSR Academy of Sciences, M. V. Keldysh and the Acting Scientific Secretary of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences G. K. Skryabin to the annual meeting of the academy.

M. V. Keldysh G. K. Skryabin

1974-01-01

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National Academy of Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) operates under the aegis of the National Academy of Sciences, which itself was created in 1863 by President Lincoln. NAE came into its own in 1964, when it was created to provide engineering leadership and expertise in service to the United States. First-time visitors to the site may wish to look through the ÂNews section, as it offers a list of recent achievements and outreach efforts that have taken place under the NAE and its associates. The rest of the materials on the site are divided into sections that are quite familiar, including those that list the NAEÂs publications and their current initiatives. These are all fine sections, but the real treat here is the NAE websites listed on the left-hand side of the homepage. These sites include ÂEngineer Girl and ÂTechnically SpeakingÂ. Engineer Girl is designed to encourage young women to consider careers in engineering and appropriately enough, there is a cornucopia of related information on such endeavors. The Technically Speaking website takes as its premise that it is increasingly important for persons in the 21st century to be technologically literate and savvy. To help achieve this goal, the site includes full-text reports that document the current state of technological literacy and a supplementary set of resources and links, including classroom activities and some fine general interest sites that deal with the history of technology and other germane subjects.

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Advanced LabVIEW Labs  

SciTech Connect

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 standard treatments of the ways and wherefores of LabVIEW such as LabVIEW Graphical Programming: Practical Applications in Instrumentation and Control by Gary W. Johnson (McGraw Hill, NY 1997), the emphasis has been instructing the reader how to program LabVIEW to create a Virtual Instrument (VI) on the computer for interfacing to a particular instruments. LabVIEW is written in G a graphical programming language developed by National Instruments. In the past the emphasis has been on training the experimenter to learn G . Without going into details here, G incorporates the usual loops, arithmetic expressions, etc., found in many programming languages, but in an icon (graphical) environment. The net result being that LabVIEW contains all of the standard methods needed for interfacing to instruments, data acquisition, data analysis, graphics, and also methodology to incorporate programs written in other languages into LabVIEW. Historically, according to Professor Essick, he developed a series of experiments for an upper division laboratory course for computer-based instrumentation. His observation was that while many students had the necessary background in computer programming languages, there were students who had virtually no concept about writing a computer program let alone a computer- based interfacing program. Thus the beginnings of a concept for not only teaching computer- based instrumentation techniques, but aiso a method for the beginner to experience writing a com- puter program. Professor Essick saw LabVIEW as the perfect environment in which to teach computer-based research skills. With this goal in mind, he has succeeded admirably. Advanced LabVIEW Labs presents a series of chapters devoted to not only introducing the reader to LabVIEW, but also to the concepts necessary for writing a successful computer pro- gram. Each chapter is an assignment for the student and is suitable for a ten week course. The first topic introduces the while loop and waveform chart VI'S. After learning how to launch LabVIEW, the student then leans how to use LabVIEW functions such as sine and cosine. The beauty of thk and subsequent chapters, the student is introduced immediately to computer-based instruction by learning how to display the results in graph form on the screen. At each point along the way, the student is not only introduced to another LabVIEW operation, but also to such subjects as spread sheets for data storage, numerical integration, Fourier transformations', curve fitting algorithms, etc. The last few chapters conclude with the purpose of the learning module, and that is, com- puter-based instrumentation. Computer-based laboratory projects such as analog-to-digital con- version, digitizing oscilloscopes treated. Advanced Lab VIEW Labs finishes with a treatment on GPIB interfacing and finally, the student is asked to create an operating VI for temperature con- trol. This is an excellent text, not only as an treatise on LabVIEW but also as an introduction to computer programming logic. All programmers, who are struggling to not only learning how interface computers to instruments, but also trying understand top down programming and other programming language techniques, should add Advanced Lab-VIEW Labs to their computer library.

Jones, Eric D.

1999-06-17

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Advanced LabVIEW Labs  

SciTech Connect

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 standard treatments of the ways and wherefores of LabVIEW such as LabVIEW Graphical Programming: Practical Applications in Instrumentation and Control by Gary W. Johnson (McGraw Hill, NY 1997), the emphasis has been instructing the reader how to program LabVIEW to create a Virtual Instrument (VI) on the computer for interfacing to a particular instruments. LabVIEW is written in "G" a graphical programming language developed by National Instruments. In the past the emphasis has been on training the experimenter to learn "G". Without going into details here, "G" incorporates the usual loops, arithmetic expressions, etc., found in many programming languages, but in an icon (graphical) environment. The net result being that LabVIEW contains all of the standard methods needed for interfacing to instruments, data acquisition, data analysis, graphics, and also methodology to incorporate programs written in other languages into LabVIEW. Historically, according to Professor Essick, he developed a series of experiments for an upper division laboratory course for computer-based instrumentation. His observation was that while many students had the necessary background in computer programming languages, there were students who had virtually no concept about writing a computer program let alone a computer- based interfacing program. Thus the beginnings of a concept for not only teaching computer- based instrumentation techniques, but aiso a method for the beginner to experience writing a com- puter program. Professor Essick saw LabVIEW as the "perfect environment in which to teach computer-based research skills." With this goal in mind, he has succeeded admirably. Advanced LabVIEW Labs presents a series of chapters devoted to not only introducing the reader to LabVIEW, but also to the concepts necessary for writing a successful computer pro- gram. Each chapter is an assignment for the student and is suitable for a ten week course. The first topic introduces the while loop and waveform chart VI'S. After learning how to launch LabVIEW, the student then leans how to use LabVIEW functions such as sine and cosine. The beauty of thk and subsequent chapters, the student is introduced immediately to computer-based instruction by learning how to display the results in graph form on the screen. At each point along the way, the student is not only introduced to another LabVIEW operation, but also to such subjects as spread sheets for data storage, numerical integration, Fourier transformations', curve fitting algorithms, etc. The last few chapters conclude with the purpose of the learning module, and that is, com- puter-based instrumentation. Computer-based laboratory projects such as analog-to-digital con- version, digitizing oscilloscopes treated. Advanced Lab VIEW Labs finishes with a treatment on GPIB interfacing and finally, the student is asked to create an operating VI for temperature con- trol. This is an excellent text, not only as an treatise on LabVIEW but also as an introduction to computer programming logic. All programmers, who are struggling to not only learning how interface computers to instruments, but also trying understand top down programming and other programming language techniques, should add Advanced Lab-VIEW Labs to their computer library.

Jones, Eric D.

1999-06-17

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Education at the National Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The past three issues of "Cell Biology Education" (CBE) have provided overviews of education projects within the National Research Council's (NRC's) Center for Education, Board on Life Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Science's Office of Public Understanding of Science. In this article, the author provides…

Labov, Jay B.

2003-01-01

42

Computer Lab  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

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

2009-01-28

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National Academies: Transportation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Academies have a number of thematic research groups and councils that perform a number of invaluable functions, including research on timely topics and providing informed commentary on a number of policy issues. This particular website is dedicated to offering information from the Transportation Research Board, including research reports and electronic newsletters. The site also contains direct links to recent publications, including ÂFreight Capacity for the 21st Century and ÂBuckling Up: Technologies to Increase Seat Belt UseÂ. Visitors also have the opportunity to peruse a section that provides information on current or recently completed transportation research projects. For visitors who may be working in the transportation field, there is a calendar of transportation conferences and workshops that may be of substantial interest.

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Utah Principals Academy, 1987-1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving instructional leadership skills of principals is the focus of the academy. Following a foreword and mission statement by James R. Moss, the state superintendent of public instruction, the booklet describes three programs that help to achieve the academy's goals: Academy Fellows, Academy Seminars, and Cluster Grants. Titles and authors of…

Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

45

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry  

MedlinePLUS

... American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry About the AAPD Mission and Vision Officers and Trustees Become a Member Membership Benefits Membership Statistics District and State Organizations Staff Directory Resource Center My AAPD Profile Using the AAPD Logo Dental Health Resources Corporate ...

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Biosecurity at the National Academies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-06-15

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Virtual Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1969-12-31

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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.

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American Academy of Ophthalmology: Eyenet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Ophthalmology., American A.

1997-01-01

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Academy of Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Lab Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses barriers individuals face in using computers in the classroom and the importance of eliminating these barriers. The article notes that visual, mobility, and hearing impairments are the disabilities most often encountered in school labs and that numerous software and hardware tools are available to help individuals with these disabilities…

Jones, Linda

1997-01-01

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Labs: 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Igelsrud, Don, Ed.

1988-01-01

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Reading Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended for use in conducting a reading lab for a broad group of workers ranging from nonreaders to persons reading at a fifth-grade level. Presented first is a course overview that includes the following: information on the course's targeted population, student selection process, and demographics; strategies for adult remediation;…

Burt, Lorna

54

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.

55

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.

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Echolocation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lab, learners experience how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects without using their sense of sight. To simulate this process, learners work in pairs (one blindfolded and one using a water gun), shoot at targets, listen to the sound of the water hitting the target, and attempt to guess the target's shape and material. Learners also analyze how distance affects echolocation and how tuna nets impact dolphins' ability to echolocate.

Mills, Donald

2009-01-01

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National Academy of Engineering: WTOP Radio Series Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-02-14

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National Academy of Public Administration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

60

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

61

Reality and dreams: state of the academy.  

PubMed

These remarks were presented at the opening ceremony of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) annual scientific conference held in Charleston, SC, in February 2005 by the outgoing president of the Academy. PMID:16336101

Torabi, Mohammad R

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American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine  

MedlinePLUS

... AADSM Fall Courses – Last Chance to Register! Dental Sleep Medicine: An area of practice that focuses on the ... Prosthetic Services Copyright © 2012 American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, All Rights Reserved. American Academy of Dental Sleep ...

63

Directory of Graduates of the FBI National Academy and Officers of the FBI National Academy Associates. 2000 Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Table of Contents: FBI Training Division, National Academy Unit Staff; Officers of the FBI National Academy Associates; Past Presidents of the FBI National Academy Associations; Graduation dates of FBI National Academy; Roster of Graduates.

2000-01-01

64

Police academy training: comparing across curricula  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to address two interrelated research questions. First, to compare the academy performance of police recruits trained under a traditional academy curriculum with the performance of those trained under a new academy curriculum based on community policing. Second, to investigate whether a different “type” of recruit performs better in the community policing curriculum compared with the

Allison T. Chappell

2008-01-01

65

Knowledge Management and the Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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,…

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

2008-01-01

66

The Broad Superintendents Academy, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Broad Superintendents Academy is an executive training program that identifies and prepares prominent leaders--executives with experience successfully leading large organizations and a passion for public service--then places them in urban school districts to dramatically improve the quality of education for America's students. This brochure…

Broad Foundation, 2007

2007-01-01

67

Paleotempestology Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Lawrence, Kira

68

HHMI: Virtual Neurophysiology Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

2012-12-01

69

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.

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Decisions Shape a Lab (Lab Notes).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Porter, Bernajean

1992-01-01

71

LabWrite  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Carter, Michael

2000-07-15

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75 FR 54086 - Global Intellectual Property Academy Program Survey  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Trademark Office Global Intellectual Property Academy Program Survey ACTION...Include ``0651- 00xx Global Intellectual Property Academy Program Survey comment...Program Manager, Global Intellectual Property Academy, United States...

2010-09-03

73

Implementing Career Academies Schoolwide: Four Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents four case studies illustrating how selected high schools from across the country have implemented the career academy model schoolwide. The case studies profile the career academies of the following schools: (1) Ben Franklin High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); (2) Oak Grove High School (San Jose, California); (3) South…

Stern, David; Dayton, Charles; Lenz, Robert; Tidyman, Susan

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USAF Academy Fast-Tracking Telescope  

Microsoft Academic Search

We are currently building a new 2 m optical observatory at the United States Air Force Academy. Our aim is to create a ground based facility capable of tracking and imaging low Earth and astronomical objects. In conjunction with the Laser and Optics Research Center at the Academy, we can leverage lasers with an extensive range of wavelengths, powers and

Geoff Andersen; D. Buzasi; F. Chun; J. Dorman

2008-01-01

75

Naval Academy Continues Its Diversity Trend  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cooper, Kenneth J.

2009-01-01

76

Implementing Career Academies Schoolwide: Four Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents four case studies illustrating how selected high schools from across the country have implemented the career academy model schoolwide. The case studies profile the career academies of the following schools: (1) Ben Franklin High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); (2) Oak Grove High School (San Jose, California); (3) South…

Stern, David; Dayton, Charles; Lenz, Robert; Tidyman, Susan

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CSI closed lab vs. open lab experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recommendations of the ACM\\/IEEE Joint Curriculum Task Force on the Core of Computer Science and the dissatisfaction with the poor performance of too many CS1 students at Middle Tennessee State University combined to motivate the Computer Science Department to compare the use of closed labs and open labs. A controlled experiment was conducted in the Fall 1992 and Spring 1993

Mack Thweatt

1994-01-01

78

Math Academy: History of Infinity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article from the MiniTexts section of the Math Academy/Platonic Realms website discusses the history of the concept of infinity. The author begins with a reminder of some of the common questions people ask, such as "How could you get bigger than infinity?" and proceeds to explain why this mysterious concept was once taboo among mathematicians. He begins the history of infinity with a discussion of how Aristotle taught about the possibility of infinity and highlights other key figures, such as the English mathematician John Wallis who introduced the "love knot" or "lazy eight" symbol for infinity that we use today. The article includes a nice explanation of Cantor's Set Theory and Cardinal Numbers.

79

Using Field Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Savina, Mary

80

Cybercamp Lab Book  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab manual developed by Whatcom Community College provides activities for a high school cybersecurity camp. The 101-page manual contains instructions for nine labs arranged into five sessions. Lab activities include: install Ubuntu 10.10 in VMware, set up a simple network, investigate Linux terminal commands and file structure, secure a vulnerable machine, and investigate secure we development.

2012-07-24

81

Lab Investigation Mixture Separation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lab that is designed to have students write a lab procedure and separate out mixture of substances with different properties. It is also a good introduction to the different lab equipment that they will be using through out the year.

82

Libraries to Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The contemporary academic library increasingly provides one or more public access computer labs. Students use these labs for word processing, Internet browsing, creating spreadsheets, and other related applications. Providing these types of computer labs in academic libraries is a relatively new development and requires effective management techniques. The purpose of this article is to examine some of the current management

Sheryl Moore

2001-01-01

83

Nanotechnology Research Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2013-07-12

84

32 CFR 575.1 - Military Academy.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Courses include academic education and military training. In accomplishing its mission...Academy strives to develop in each cadet the following...curiosity, discipline, and motivation provided by a sound education in the arts and sciences...

2009-07-01

85

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology  

MedlinePLUS

... you the very latest news and information about oral health care and practice. The Academy of Oral and ... with other dental and medical professionals to advance oral health care. Oral and maxillofacial pathologists (OMP) are uniquely ...

86

Middlesex County Academy Roborocks 2004 Journal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Attached is the Middlesex County Academy journal for the Roborocks 2004 competition. The document details the team's progress in designing, implementing and troubleshooting the robot, course and program. Target Audience: General Public

Paterno, Enzo

2010-01-15

87

The USAF Academy Basic Physics Exam File.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the purpose, construction, use, maintenance, and improvement of a basic physics examination file by the U.S. Air Force Academy. Includes nine sample objectives, two multiple-choice items, and an example of computer item analysis. (SK)|

Enger, Rolf C.

1981-01-01

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CAI in Thermodynamics at the USAF Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Illustrates computer assisted instruction (CAI) at the United States Air Force (USAF) academy by presenting a sample CAI session involving thermodynamics. Comments on evaluation of the program. Future plans are included. (JN)|

Byerley, Aaron R.; Winn, Robert C.

1986-01-01

89

California Academy of Sciences: Discover Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-05-25

90

32 CFR 575.1 - Military Academy.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the Military Academy strives to develop in each cadet the following traits: (1) The knowledge, skill, intellectual curiosity, discipline, and motivation provided by a sound education in the arts and sciences requisite for continued...

2010-07-01

91

Marshall Space Flight Center Robotics Academy  

NASA Website

[Students Higher Education] [Available: Nationally] NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Robotics Academy is a 10-week resident summer internship for students specifically interested in robotics. Participants must be rising college freshmen or ...

92

America's Energy Future from the National Academies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Sciences, National A.

93

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.

1997-01-01

94

Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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

2008-04-16

95

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.

96

Computer Lab Configuration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wodarz, Nan

2003-01-01

97

LabSkills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes LabSkills, a revolutionary teaching tool to improve practical science in schools. LabSkills offers the chance to help improve the exposure that the average Key Stage 5 (age 16-19) student has to practical work. This is a huge area for development being highlighted by universities who are seeing a worryingly growing trend in…

O'Brien, Nick

2010-01-01

98

Bacterial Transformation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The "glowing genes" activity on this engaging website shows students the process of bacterial transformation, a specific type of genetic engineering. This online activity supplements a hands-on lab at the Dolan DNA Learning Center's Harlem DNA Lab, in which plasmids, or tiny loops of DNA that contain genes, are inserted into a harmless strain of E.coli.

Dolan DNA Learning Center * (Dolan DNA Learning Center;)

2010-05-27

99

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.

2000-01-01

100

A clandestine lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

N/A N/A (DEA;)

2006-04-01

101

Limpet Identification Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lesson plan to study new life forms and to develop distinguishing or key characteristics to aid in the study of life. Using limpets as an unidentified specimen, students are asked to develop identifying characteristics and share them across the lab groups. Includes lab extensions and alternate plans according to academic level.

102

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.

2007-12-27

103

A Museum Learning Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

104

UVA Virtual Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Virtual Lab, developed by the University of Virginia, provides visual representation of the scientific principles we encounter daily. Mini labs allow visitors to learn about different properties of physics, chemistry and technology. The Electricity and Magnetism Lab introduces concepts like basic charge attraction and repulsion and magnetic induction. Units on semiconductors, circuits, nanoscience and scientific instruments are also available in the Virtual Lab. The UVA is also beginning to convert presentations from the website into narrated Podcasts, which are available from the homepage. This is a great resource to incorporate into the classroom as the labs are very informative, easy to follow, and would aid students in visualizing the scientific concepts they are learning.

2007-04-17

105

MIT Media Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The idea for the MIT Media Lab came out of work at the school's Architecture Machine group, and it formally opened the doors of its new building designed by I.M. Pei in 1985. In the Media Lab's first decade of operation, they worked on electronic music projects, holography, and cognition. Since then they have researched wireless communications, new forms of artistic expression, and so on. Interested parties will enjoy wandering their website, which includes sections on "Research", "People", "Events", and "News". The "LabCAST" area shouldn't be missed, and here visitors can watch video profiles of the latest work at the Media Lab. Recent profiles have looked at ways to use mobile phones to detect vision problems and new ways of reinventing the desk lamp. In the "Research" area, visitors can learn about the different groups and projects at the Media Lab, and also look over their publications.

106

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.

107

Mentoring Experiences Among Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study investigated mentoring and midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). The mission of the Naval Academy is essentially to develop leaders, and mentoring is closely related to leadership. Therefore, this study looked at possible correl...

B. T. Baker

2001-01-01

108

Noninstructional Military Positions at the United States Air Force Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Senate Committee on Armed Services directed that the Inspector General, DoD, conduct an audit of the noninstructional military staff positions at the United States Air Force Academy (Academy) to determine which positions are directly involved either i...

W. F. Thomas H. M. Geyer R. A. Brown M. E. Niedringhaus S. Webb

1993-01-01

109

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!

2008-12-10

110

Physics Labs with Flavor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes my attempts to look deeper into the so-called ``shoot for your grade'' labs, started in the '90s, when I began applying my teaching experience in Russia to introductory physics labs at the College of Charleston and other higher education institutions in South Carolina. The term ``shoot for your grade'' became popular among teachers of a projectile motion lab where students are graded based on their ability to predict the range of the projectile. I describe here several additional laboratory exercises in which students are required to predict results of the experiment. I also discuss an essential element of these exercises which I call ``recurrent study.''

Agrest, Mikhail M.

2009-05-01

111

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.

112

DOD Service Academies: Academic Review Processes. Report to Congressional Requesters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examined the academic review processes at the three Department of Defense service academies, describing how the academies use these processes to review cases of students who have not met academic performance standards. Based on interviews with academy officials and relevant documents, it outlines the review processes in place at the…

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

113

Day of Dialogue: Research Priorities from the Researching Academies Conference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Woods, Glenys J.; Woods, Philip A.

2009-01-01

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Powell-Davies, Martin

2008-01-01

115

Selling Academies: Local Democracy and the Management of "Consultation"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academies (state schools owned and run by private sponsors on a non-profit basis) are a key element in Labour's education agenda. Proposals to set up Academies, in most cases by taking over existing schools, have provoked local campaigns of opposition in many areas. Replacing a Local Authority with an Academy entails a process of consultation.…

Hatcher, Richard

2008-01-01

116

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Powell-Davies, Martin

2008-01-01

117

Career Academies as a Professionally Engaging and Supportive Teaching Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The career academy experience challenges the assumptions of traditional high school about the role of schooling for students’ career and college transitions and stresses contextual and integrated teaching. This alternative educational approach encourages teachers to focus more collectively on preparing students through their curriculum, instructional practices, and working relationships. The National Academy Foundation (NAF) supports an intensive and coherent academy

Margaret Terry Orr

2005-01-01

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vavrek, Alexander

1998-01-01

119

Analysing Religion and Education in Christian Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Green, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

120

Corporate Discourse and the Academy: A Polemic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Webster, Gary

2003-01-01

121

2008 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

P. J. Cook R. N. Lipari

2008-01-01

122

How Academies Threaten the Comprehensive Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Titcombe, Roger

2008-01-01

123

Action Learning Drives the Emerald Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nalborczyk, Sarah; Sandelands, Luke

2012-01-01

124

Academy of the Canyons Report, Fall 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report analyzes the Academy of the Canyons (AOC) program at College of the Canyons (COC), California. AOC, a middle college high school, is a collaboration between the William S. Hart High School District and College of the Canyons. The program is designed to provide a supportive, flexible, and academically enriched environment for students…

Meuschke, Daylene M.; Gribbons, Barry C.

125

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

126

Common Ground. Feminist Collaboration in the Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The fifteen articles in this anthology examine the process of collaboration as it fits into questions of gender. Articles include: "Educate, Organize, and Agitate: A Historical Overview of Feminist Collaboration in Great Britain and America, 1640-1930" (Melodie Andrews); "Beyond Feminism: An Intercultural Challenge for Transforming the Academy"…

Peck, Elizabeth G., Ed.; Mink, JoAnna Stephens, Ed.

127

Successful Transitions: The Sheyenne Ninth Grade Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

128

Jupiter Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huttemeyer, Bob

1996-01-01

129

Capital Wisdom: Papers from the Principals Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

130

Apprenticeship at the Academy of Music  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inspired by studies of apprenticeship and theories of situated learning, this study argues that learning should be understood in relation to ongoing social practice. Using interview material and participant observation studying piano students' learning at the Academy of Music in Aarhus, it describes how transparency and access to the music culture…

Nielsen, Klaus

2006-01-01

131

City Academy. A Charter School Prototype.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Supported by Saint Paul and the Northern States Power Company, two Minnesota secondary teachers developed a pilot program, the Power League, aimed at returning 16- to 21-year olds to school. The City Academy grew out of students' requests for individual learning plans, an intimate learning community, and a sound school restructuring rationale.…

Cutter, Milo

1996-01-01

132

Corporate Features and Faith-Based Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article forms an introductory exploration into the relationship between corporate features and religious values in Academies sponsored by a Christian foundation. This is a theme which arose from research comprising the ethnography of a City Technology College (CTC) with a Christian ethos. The Christian foundation which sponsors the CTC also…

Green, Elizabeth

2009-01-01

133

Mater Academy Charter Middle School: Consistent Expectations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Principal Leadership, 2010

2010-01-01

134

Framework for Dynamic Agent Retraining: Agent Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agent Academy (AA) aims to develop a multi-agent society that can train new agents for specific or general tasks, while constantly retraining existing agents in a recursive mode. The system is based on collecting information both from the environment and the behaviors of the acting agents and their related successes\\/failures to generate a body of data, stored in the Agent

P. Mitkas; A. Symeonidis; D. Kechagias; I. Athanasiadis; G. Laleci; G. Kurt; Y. Kabak; A. Acar; A. Dogac

135

Australian Academy of Science Mathematics Curriculum Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper contains the text of an address read at the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. The author discusses an Australian Academy of Science project which focuses on mathematics applications materials for secondary school students not intending to proceed to post-secondary studies in mathematics.…

Gaffney, John

1977-01-01

136

Developing and Implementing an Academy of Preceptors  

PubMed Central

In response to national trends for preceptor development, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy conceived, developed, and implemented the Academy of Preceptors to foster preceptor development. The Academy's goals are to recognize preceptor excellence, improve experiential course delivery, develop preceptors' educational skills, and facilitate networking among preceptors. In 2004, the Academy's initial focus was development of live continuing education programs for preceptor development. A CD-ROM format also was developed for those who could not attend live sessions. Preceptors were asked to suggest additional topics of interest for future programs. In this paper, we describe our progress toward the goals, the School's benefits from the Academy, and the implications for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Preceptors provide 30% of pharmacy curricula; thus, the need for their training and ongoing professional development has been increasingly emphasized within experiential education. Priorities are to train preceptors to become better educators and motivate these practitioners to improve pharmacy education by sharing their valuable expertise with students.

Morgan, Jill A.; Layson-Wolf, Cherokee; Rodriguez de Bittner, Magaly

2009-01-01

137

Disappearing acts: resuscitative reflections on the academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 comparing feminine

Sarah Twomey

2005-01-01

138

Disappearing Acts: Resuscitative Reflections on the Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Twomey, Sarah

2005-01-01

139

Audience Perceptions of the Academy Awards Telecast.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Residents in a southern California city were surveyed by telephone about their attitudes toward the telecast of the motion picture "Academy Awards" presentations. Of the 141 respondents, 71 had not watched the telecast, 42 had watched some of the broadcast, and 28 had watched all of it. Less than one third of the survey questions were…

Real, Michael R.; Hassett, Christopher A.

140

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

J. I. Seder

1975-01-01

141

The 4th Generation Light Source at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

142

Using Indoor Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Written by Mary Savina of Carleton College "Science labs can be among the richest experiences students have at the university. It is one of the few opportunities students will have to practice science much in ...

Savina, Mary

143

Writing Better Lab Reports  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Sutherland, Alex; Royston, Ann; Brydon, Barbara; Passmore, Cynthia; Painter, Heidi; Robb, Jeanine

2010-01-01

144

The Mixtures Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

145

EarthLabs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

EarthLabs is a collection of challenging, lab-based high school Earth science curriculum units, each of which integrates text, hands-on activities, interactive visualizations, video, authentic science data, and data visualization and analysis tools. Each unit highlights the interconnectedness and complexities of the Earth system in the context of a specific content area (including Earth system science, climate, weather, atmosphere, cryosphere, environmental science, hurricanes, drought, fisheries, oceans, carbon cycle), and can be integrated into an existing Earth or environmental science course or used as an independent curriculum unit. In addition to the student portal, EarthLabs provides a separate teacher's guide ("EarthLabs for Educators") that provides background and logistical information, pedagogical guidance, and answers to assessments embedded in the student portal.

2012-05-31

146

EarthLabs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

EarthLabs is a collection of challenging, lab-based high school Earth science curriculum units, each of which integrates text, hands-on activities, interactive visualizations, video, authentic science data, and data visualization and analysis tools. Each unit highlights the interconnectedness and complexities of the Earth system in the context of a specific content area (including Earth system science, climate, weather, atmosphere, cryosphere, environmental science, hurricanes, drought, fisheries, oceans, carbon cycle), and can be integrated into an existing Earth or environmental science course or used as an independent curriculum unit. In addition to the student portal, EarthLabs provides a separate teacher's guide ("EarthLabs for Educators") that provides background and logistical information, pedagogical guidance, and answers to assessments embedded in the student portal.

147

NI LabVIEW  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2003-10-10

148

Lab 6 winding facility  

SciTech Connect

This note describes the winding machine installed by the facility support group at lab 6 in the Fermilab village. It is available for use by outside users and groups within the lab. The machine can wind wire planes whose longest dimension is less than 10 feet. The Wire spacing range has an upper practical limit of about 5mm. Spacing beyond this requires a very long index time and therefore slows down the winding speed prohibitively.

Guerra, J.; Hansen, S.; Mangene, C.

1983-02-02

149

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.

150

Making Real Virtual Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 century, educators are still seeking to

Harry E. Keller; Edward E. Keller

2005-01-01

151

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-02-01

152

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-02-01

153

Remote Lab Effectiveness Assessment Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study discusses current attempts to model the effectiveness assessment of distant labs. Distant labs, specifically remote labs (RL), are systems which are accessed through a web browser, which allow users from all over the world, anytime to perform the experiments with real devices. They increase teaching efficiency, provide time and money savings. Consequently, remote lab effectiveness influence the course

G. Tokdemir; S. Bilgen

2008-01-01

154

Labs of the World, Unite  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

155

Hanford Patrol Academy demolition sites closure plan  

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1993-09-30

156

National Academy of Sciences: Biographical Memoirs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Academy of Sciences has had many distinguished members, and since 1877 they have published brief biographical sketches of their members who have passed away. During the past year, the Academy has begun to digitize these sketches in order to place them online on this site. Previously only those sketches published since 1995 were available on the site, so this initiative will offer access to an additional 900 works. First-time visitors to the site can browse through an alphabetical list of these profiles, and they may also sign up to receive email updates when new profiles are added to the archive. These profiles include insightful and well-written pieces on John Dewey, Margaret Mead, Thomas Edison, and Louis Agassiz.

157

National Academy of Sciences: InterViews  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Academy of Sciences has over 2000 members, and they have all distinguished themselves in one of the many learned fields, ranging from biology to geography. In an attempt to offer the general public insights into the lives and careers of some of their members, they have created the InterViews website. As its name implies, the site consists of "first-person accounts of the lives and work of National Academy of Sciences members." Each interview is about an hour long, and visitors can view the currently available interviews alphabetically or by subject area. There are a number of revealing moments here, such as Roger Beachy's recollections of his father's love of nature and Robert Kirshner's work on supernovas.

158

United States Military Academy Digital Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The United States Military Academy Library is the oldest federal library in the United States. Recently, they have placed hundreds of rare items online on their very well-organized site. The site includes over twenty thematic collections, and visitors can also browse the collection by document type, such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. There are some real gems here including an eighteen-minute silent movie on Army football, a collection of college yearbooks from the academy (the yearbook is appropriately named the "Howitzer"), and audio lectures from the West Point Distinguished Lecture Series. Finally, the site also includes 40 Civil War maps and a 21-minute film titled, "The MacArthur Story".

159

The Nanotech Academy Activity A: Welcome  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-07-25

160

USAF Academy Fast-tracking Telescope  

Microsoft Academic Search

The United States Air Force Academy is building a 2m ground-based optical telescope for experiments in space situational awareness. The new telescope will be a fast-slewing instrument suitable for both sidereal and low-Earth object tracking down to altitudes of 200km. The telescope will have a 25 arcminute field of view with instruments located at two possible Nasmyth locations. Construction of

G. Andersen; D. Buzasi; B. Bailey

2007-01-01

161

USC: The Interaction Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

162

Poverty Action Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

163

LCOGT Imaging Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) is an ambitious project to build and operate, within 5 years, a worldwide robotic network of 50 0.4, 1, and 2 m telescopes sharing identical instrumentation and optimized for precision photometry of time-varying sources. The telescopes, instrumentation, and software are all developed in house with two 2 m telescopes already installed. The LCOGT Imaging Lab is responsible for assembly and characterization of the network's cameras and instrumentation. In addition to a fully equipped CNC machine shop, two electronics labs, and a future optics lab, the Imaging Lab is designed from the ground up to be a superb environment for bare detectors, precision filters, and assembled instruments. At the heart of the lab is an ISO class 5 cleanroom with full ionization. Surrounding this, the class 7 main lab houses equipment for detector characterization including QE and CTE, and equipment for measuring transmission and reflection of optics. Although the first science cameras installed, two TEC cooled e2v 42-40 deep depletion based units and two CryoTiger cooled Fairchild Imaging CCD486-BI based units, are from outside manufacturers, their 18 position filter wheels and the remainder of the network's science cameras, controllers, and instrumentation will be built in house. Currently being designed, the first generation LCOGT cameras for the network's 1 m telescopes use existing CCD486-BI devices and an in-house controller. Additionally, the controller uses digital signal processing to optimize readout noise vs. speed, and all instrumentation uses embedded microprocessors for communication over ethernet.

Tufts, Joseph R.; Lobdill, Rich; Haldeman, Benjamin J.; Haynes, Rachel; Hawkins, Eric; Burleson, Ben; Jahng, David

2008-08-01

164

Jefferson Lab: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

165

Greenhouse Effect Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Larsen, Krista

166

Nanotechnology Lab Visit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-09-30

167

UC Berkeley Lab Notes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

168

Serial Dilution Simulation Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.|

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

2010-01-01

169

STAT LABS: Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Nolan, Deb; Speed, Terry

2009-01-20

170

A "Canned" Computer Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Dowling, John, Jr.

1972-01-01

171

Elemental Chem Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Franco Mariscal, Antonio Joaquin

2008-01-01

172

TOPS Biology Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Several advanced labs on key topics such as Drosophila genetics and photosynthesis help bridge the gap between current biology and chemistry curricula. Designed to integrate easily into the high school curriculum, the experiments employ commercially available data analysis software as well as technologies used in research laboratories.

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

2010-06-18

173

Lab 3: Land Ice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

174

Fault rocks lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Singleton, John

175

Virtual Cardiology Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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

2008-04-16

176

Lab 3 - Advanced VHDL  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-07-10

177

The Crime Lab Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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)|

Hein, Annamae J.

2003-01-01

178

A Big Bang Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Scheider, Walter

2005-01-01

179

A Big Bang Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Scheider, Walter

2005-01-01

180

Inside Linden Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Atkinson, Tom

2008-01-01

181

Modifying Cookbook Labs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2000-01-01

182

Crater Counting Lab exercise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mullins, Kevin

183

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

QUICK LINKS NCI caNanoLab Wiki NCI CBIIT Home NCL Home NCL CSN Home NCI Nano Alliance Home NCI Home EXTERNAL  Disclaimer NBI NIOSH NIL InterNano nanoHUB ICON SAFENANO HOME PROTOCOLS SAMPLES PUBLICATIONS HELP GLOSSARY LOGIN Basic Sample Search Advanced

184

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

QUICK LINKS NCI caNanoLab Wiki NCI CBIIT Home NCL Home NCL CSN Home NCI Nano Alliance Home NCI Home EXTERNAL  Disclaimer NBI NIOSH NIL InterNano nanoHUB ICON SAFENANO HOME PROTOCOLS SAMPLES PUBLICATIONS HELP GLOSSARY LOGIN Search Publications Help

185

Writing Better Lab Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2010-01-01

186

Algebra Lab: Inverse Variation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

187

New York Academy of Sciences Meeting on Probiotics  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Presentations. Transcripts & Minutes (Biologics). -. New York Academy of Sciences Meeting on Probiotics. -. Presentation. Regulatory ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/newsevents/workshopsmeetingsconferences

188

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Graphs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-09-08

189

Science Sampler: Lab report blues  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Diaz, Andrew

2004-10-01

190

American Academy of Religion Syllabi Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

191

The Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science  

SciTech Connect

In his State of the Union address on January 31, 1990, President Bush set a goal for US students to be number one in the world in mathematics and science achievement by the year 2000. The Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science in Chicago is an experiment of unprecedented boldness and scale that can provide a means to the President's goal, both for the Chicago area and as a national model. This document covers organization and governance, program activities, future training goals, and evaluation programs.

Not Available

1992-01-01

192

Physics Labs with Flavor II  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.''1 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 that are not included in this paper; here I aim to present how the essence of the recurrent method is applied to different labs. The examples used in this paper are based on the labs traditionally offered in lab manuals2-4 commonly used for introductory physics courses.

Agrest, Mikhail M.

2011-05-01

193

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

194

ChemLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1997-01-01

195

Human Chromosome Spread Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Biotechnology Education & Training Sequence Investment (BETSI) Project was established in 2004, funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant and built on the foundation of the Southwestern College Biotechnology Program. The BETSI Project was designed as "an educational cascade that starts with high school teacher training and student outreach, followed by the completion of the SWC Biotechnology Certification Program and internship opportunities, culminating with facilitation of jobs in the biotechnology industry." The BETSI Project has made several classroom activities available online including the activity featured here, "Human Chromosome Lab Procedures". This activity includes a basic introduction, a materials list, background information, procedures (step-by-step and including illustrations), and a results area. This exercise should prove useful to any educator interested in Human Chromosome instruction and lab activities.

2008-01-01

196

Digital Scholarship Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at the University of Richmond, the Digital Scholarship Lab develops "innovative digital humanities projects that contribute to research and teaching at and beyond the University of Richmond." On the website, visitors can learn about ongoing projects, publications, and the Lab's team of dedicated professionals. The Projects section is quite remarkable, as it contains seven unique projects, including Visualizing Emancipation, Hidden Patterns of the Civil War, and Mining the Dispatch. This last project is fantastic, exploring "the dramatic and often traumatic changes in the social and political life of Civil War Richmond" through the articles of the Richmond Daily Dispatch. There are also several Mini-Projects, which include a meditation on Pac-Man and the fascinating Americans in Paris. The Publications and Presentations area includes links to presentations given by staff members, along with commentaries and the like. The site is rounded out by the News area and an About area which provides details on the staff.

2013-01-15

197

Political Communications Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

198

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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2012-08-17

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2012-06-18

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

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2013-05-06

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

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2013-02-26

202

Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Annual Report, 2006-2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) works with schools and academies throughout England, and in 36 countries across the world, to raise achievement for pupils of all ages and backgrounds. This annual report: (1) describes SSAT's activities and achievements between April 2006 and March 2007; and (2) sets out how far SSAT progressed…

Schools Network, 2007

2007-01-01

203

The Police Academy: A Psycho-Structural Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study is divided into three parts. Part 1 includes the place of police work in the moral division of labor in America; the background of the county, police department, police academy, academy staff, and recruits; and a general picture of the recruit r...

R. N. Harris

1970-01-01

204

Implementing Career Academies Schoolwide: 2001-2002 Developments, Promising Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is based on the findings of case studies of how four high schools from across the country have successfully implemented the schoolwide career academy model, presents recent developments and best practices in schoolwide career academies. The document consists of a brief introduction describing the case studies and one chapter…

Stern, David; Dayton, Charles; Lenz, Robert; Tidyman, Susan

205

Evolution of a Planetary System. SETI Academy Planet Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The SETI Academy Planet Project provides an exciting, informative, and creative series of activities for elementary students (grades 5-6) in these activities each student plays the role of a cadet at the SETI Academy, a fictitious institution. This unit examines the evolution of stars and planets which is an important aspect of the search for…

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Inst., Mountain View, CA.

206

A Day in the Life at DaVita Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When a company name means "giving life," the bar for learning and development programs is held high. In this article, the author describes what it takes to graduate from DaVita Academy, the soft skills training program dialysis services company DaVita offers all its employees. DaVita's chief executive officer, Kent Thiry, states that the Academy

Weinstein, Margery

2010-01-01

207

OnTheMove Academy 2009 Organizers' Message  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are very happy to re-establish the tradition of organizing what is now called the OTM Academy, the workshop for coaching PhD students with promising work. The term "academy," originating from Greek antiquity, implies a strong mark of quality and excellence that is upheld and promoted by its members.

Spyns, Peter; Schanzenberger, Anja

208

The Holocaust Course at the United States Air Force Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The stated mission of the United States Air Force Academy is to motivate and train the future leaders of the United States Air Force, to develop knowledge as well as character. In conjunction with this objective, the Academy's Department of History provided a 42-lesson course on the genocide of the European Jews during the National Socialist dictatorship. The course addressed

Edward B. Westermann

1996-01-01

209

Spatial analysis of ancient academies' distribution in Ganpo area, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the study of the academies from the Tang to the Qing dynasty in the Ganpo area based on Geographic Information System (GIS), including collecting the data, designing spatial and temporal logic of academies, building the corresponding spatial database, and analyzing based on the database. By using the standard deviation and mean center spatial analyses, it indicates

Chaoyang Fang; Ying Zeng; Hui Lin

2011-01-01

210

Boot Camp for Education CEOs: The Broad Foundation Superintendents Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jehlen, Alain

2012-01-01

211

Teachers' Experiences with the Transition to a Career Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career academies, schools within schools that concentrate on career fields, require the intentional efforts of teachers working collaboratively and sharing best practices to increase students' achievement and employability. Little is known of the perceptions of career academies' teachers, however, as they attempt to make changes in practice. The…

Spurlock, Charlene Denise

2010-01-01

212

73 FR 9456 - Air Force Academy Preparatory School  

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...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force 32 CFR Part 903 [Docket No. USAF-2007-0001] RIN 0701-AA72 Air Force Academy Preparatory School AGENCY...This final rule tells how to apply for the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. It...

2008-02-21

213

72 FR 10436 - Air Force Academy Preparatory School  

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2007-03-08

214

72 FR 38039 - Air Force Academy Preparatory School  

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2007-07-12

215

Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volume 121 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 12 lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2002. Contributors to this volume - Jianjun Mei Charles Higham Ralph Hanna Christopher Ricks Tony Wrigley Linda Colley Murray Pittock Peter Pulzer Wolf Lepenies Angela Leighton Nicholas Stern Lord Woolf

CBE FBA P. J. Marshall

216

Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volume 151 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 15 Lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2006. From consideration of Einstein, to discussions of coercion and consent in Nazi Germany, and judicial independence. Contributors to this volume - Margaret Reynolds Ken Binmore James Simpson Ian Hacking Adam Smith Louise Daston R J Evans Robert Douglas-Fairhurst Bernard Bailyn John

CBE FBA P. J Marshall

217

Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volume 139 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 13 Lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2005. Topics range from archaeological perspectives on the essence of being human to discussions of the UK's Monetary Policy Committee and the role of judges. Contributors to this volume - Stephen Nickell Alan C Dessen Jane Stabler Lord Bingham of Cornhill Philippe

CBE FBA P. J. Marshall

218

Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volume 125 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 15 lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2003. Contributors to this volume - Fergus Kelly, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Brian Pullan, University of Manchester Noel Malcolm, All Souls College, Oxford H. R. Woudhuysen, University College London J. G. A. Pocock, The Johns Hopkins University Andrew Hadfield, University of

CBE FBA P. J. Marshall

219

Math, Science Academies Favored to Challenge Top-Tier Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cavanagh, Sean

2006-01-01

220

Evolution of a Planetary System. SETI Academy Planet Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The SETI Academy Planet Project provides an exciting, informative, and creative series of activities for elementary students (grades 5-6) in these activities each student plays the role of a cadet at the SETI Academy, a fictitious institution. This unit examines the evolution of stars and planets which is an important aspect of the search for…

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Inst., Mountain View, CA.

221

Academic Integrity at the United States Air Force Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Derby, LeAnn

2006-01-01

222

Naval Academy-Marine Corps Relationship: An Examination of the Marine Corps' Influence on the Academy and the Academy's Professional Impact on the Marine Officer Corps.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis examines and evaluates the historical and contemporary relationship of the Naval Academy and the Marine Corps. The study utilizes extensive historical, contemporary, quantitative, and qualitative analyses. The research is exploratory in nature...

R. J. Gannon

2000-01-01

223

5 Pre-Lab and Lab Activities for Newtonian Mechanics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Key to success of a lab activity is the student's prerequisite skills. This workshop focuses on 5 pre-lab white board activities with the corresponding lab activities in Newtonian mechanics utilizing the GMLAD. The activities will cover projectile motion; kinematics, Newton's 2nd Law, Determination of Friction and its Coefficient, Conservation of Energy, Determination of the Spring Constant, and Conservation of Momentum in 2 Dimensions. Limited to 24 participants - 2 hours - Cost 5.00

Mangold, James

2010-03-01

224

Study of Gender Differences in Performance at the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis compares the academic and military performance of women with that of men at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). Measures of performance are grade-point average and military proficiency scores. The SAT scores...

P. L. Sanders

2005-01-01

225

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

226

USAF Academy Center for Space Situational Awareness  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the days of Sputnik, the Air Force has maintained the surveillance of space and a position catalog of objects that can be tracked by primarily ground-based radars and optical systems. Recent events in space such as the test of the Chinese anti-satellite weapon in 2007 and the collision between an Iridium and Russian Cosmo satellite have demonstrated the great need to have a more comprehensive awareness of the situation in space. Hence space situational awareness (SSA) has become an increasingly important mission to the Air Force and to the security of the United States. To help meet the need for future leaders knowledgeable about SSA, the Air Force Academy formally stood up the Center for Space Situational Awareness (CSSAR). The goal of the CSSAR is to provide a unique combination of educational operational experience as well as a world-class research capability for hands-on education in SSA. In order to meet this goal, the CSSAR is implementing an array of sensors, operations center, and associated software, and analysis tools. For example we have radar receivers for bi-static returns from the VHF space fence, a network of small aperture telescopes, AFSPC astro standards software, and Joint Mission System software. This paper focuses on the observational capabilities of our telescopes. In general, the preferable method for characterizing a satellite is to obtain a high-resolution image. However, high-resolution images from groundbased telescopes are only achievable if the satellite is large and close in range. Thus small satellites in low-earth orbits and large satellites in geosynchronous orbits are essentially unresolved in the focal plane of a ground-based telescope. Building ever larger telescopes capable of tracking fast enough for satellites at high resolution requires tremendous resources and funding. Cost is one of the reasons we decided to develop a network of small, commercially available telescopes spatially diverse and networked together. We call this the Falcon Telescope Network (FTN) and it provides the Air Force Academy, Air Force and Department of Defense with a unique capability that is essentially non-existent in today’s research and operational environment. With the FTN we will have the eventual capability to conduct simultaneous observations of satellites for non-resolved space object identification (NRSOI). We present preliminary photometric and spectroscopic observations from LEO to GEO satellites. The Air Force Academy has a unique mission to educate future leaders in the science, technology, and operations in missions critical to the Air Force and the CSSAR is stepping up to meet these requirements for the SSA mission.

Dearborn, M.; Chun, F.; Liu, J.; Tippets, R.

2011-09-01

227

Introducing ADS Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-05-01

228

Lab 5: Gone Fishing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

229

Signal Compression Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Signal Compression Lab (SCL) is a part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "Current research activities at SCL include low bit rate speech coding, wideband speech and audio compression, speech modeling and synthesis," and many more focus areas involving data compression of various forms of media. A large collection of informative demonstrations and slide presentations illustrate the group's work. Many of the SCL staff have publications available for downloading, which are divided into several categories for easy browsing.

2001-01-01

230

Engineering Media Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

231

Annenberg Media: Teachers' Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-11-30

232

Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2003-01-01

233

Plymouth Wave Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

234

Evolution Resources from the National Academies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

235

California Academy of Sciences: AntWeb  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

236

Academy of American Poets: Robert Lowell  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

237

Conference of the World's Scientific Academies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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."

238

National Academy of Sciences: Webcast Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

239

Advanced LabVIEW Labs; Physics Today (review).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

E. D. Jones

1999-01-01

240

Lab at Home: Hardware Kits for a Digital Design Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oliver, J. P.; Haim, F.

2009-01-01

241

Iceland Lavas Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Hollocher, Kurt

242

DOD Service Academies. Update on Extent of Sexual Harassment. Report to Congressional Requesters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides an update on the nature and extent of sexual harassment at the three Department of Defense (DOD) service academies. It is based on a stratified random survey of 430 Military Academy cadets, 470 Naval Academy midshipmen, and 428 Air Force Academy cadets, which oversampled women to ensure that a statistically significant number…

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

243

The Prussian Academy of Sciences and Humanities during the Weimar Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The German Revolution of November 1918 dramatically altered the Academy's view of its relationship with government. In particular, the Academy's Prussian tradition had to be rethought. From initial wariness to grudging acceptance, the Academy came to accept the Weimar regime. This paper studies the politics of the Academy, uncovers factions and…

Hardtwig, Wolfgang

2004-01-01

244

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ahmad, Abdul-Azeem

2009-01-01

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ahmad, Abdul-Azeem

2009-01-01

246

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Meeting: Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...the Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) scheduled for Friday...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

2012-10-11

247

TQM in a Computer Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At the Purdue University School of Technology (PST) at Columbus, Indiana, the Total Quality Management (TQM) philosophy was used in the computer laboratories to better meet student needs. A customer satisfaction survey was conducted to gather data on lab facilities, lab assistants, and hardware/software; other sections of the survey included…

Swanson, Dewey A.; Phillips, Julie A.

248

The Virtual Transgenic Fly Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The lab will familiarize you with the science and techniques used to make transgenic flies. Transgenic organisms, which contain DNA that is inserted experimentally, are used to study many biological processes. In this lab, you will create a transgenic fly to study circadian rhythms.

Peter J. Bruns, Ph.D. (Howard Hughes Medical Institute;)

2008-04-16

249

LifeLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LifeLab is a Mac application for exploring John Conway's Game of Life and other cellular automata. CAs were first studied in the mid-1950s by Stanislaw Ulam and John von Neumann. The subject became much more widely known in 1970 when Life was described by Martin Gardner in his Scientific American column. Life is played on an arbitrary-sized grid of square cells. Each cell has two states: "dead" or "alive". The state of every cell changes from one "generation" to the next according to the states of its 8 nearest neighbors: a dead cell becomes alive (a "birth") if it has exactly 3 live neighbors; a live cell dies out if it has less than 2 or more than 3 live neighbors. The "game" of Life simply involves starting off with a pattern of live cells and watching it evolve.

Trevorrow, Andrew

250

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.

251

Virtual FlyLab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is maintained by Robert Deshamais and Gary Novak of California State University at Los Angeles. Users can play the role of a research geneticist while learning the principles of genetic inheritance. Users design matings between male and female fruit flies carrying one or more genetic mutations and then click the "mate" button. The program applies known Mendelian rules to produce offspring and then asks users to deduce the rules based on the "experimental" results. The program can demonstrate such genetic mechanisms as: Mendelian ratios for dominant/recessive traits, modifications of Mendelian ratios due to sex-linkage, monozygous lethals, or epistasis. Virtual Flylab seeks "to provide students with an experience in scientific reasoning and so does not provide information on the nature of the mutations; students must discover these for themselves". The resources at this site can serve as a supplement to a genetics lecture or lab or as a review of basic genetics.

1996-01-01

252

Study of the Teachers' Academy for Mathematics and Science.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Teachers' Academy for Mathematics and Science in Chicago (TAMS) is a freestanding institution founded in 1989 by scientists and a variety of other stakeholders, to advance the systemic reform of mathematics and science education in Chicago's public sc...

B. Brett M. A. Scheirer S. Raizen

1994-01-01

253

Ethical considerations of teaching spirituality in the academy.  

PubMed

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

Becker, Annette L

2009-11-01

254

Teachers Academy for mathematics and science. 1996 Annual report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science is an autonomous alliance of leaders in education, government, mathematics, science, business and community organizations. There mission is to create and facilitate a continuous improvement process that ens...

N. A. Thart

1996-01-01

255

Serum Lipids and Lipoproteins in USAF Academy Cadets: Overall Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During their 4-yr attendance at the USAF Academy, levels of serum lipids, lipoproteins, uric acid, glucose, and proteins were measured in a group of cadets; body composition was estimated using a body volumeter and by anthropometric measurements; and diet...

D. A. Clark

1977-01-01

256

Analysis of Air Force Academy Nonrevenue Intercollegiate Athletic Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Air Force Academy sponsors 28 varsity intercollegiate sports, 18 men and 10 women. This study analyzes the 25 nonrevenue sports, which excludes football, men's basketball, and ice hockey, to determine if these sports should continue to be offered. Thr...

1986-01-01

257

The Problem with Organic Chemistry Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mohrig, Jerry R.

2004-01-01

258

Systemic Mentoring for Competitiveness: The Model of the Timbuktu Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Timbuktu Academy is a comprehensive, systemic mentoring program at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge (SUBR), Louisiana. We define systemic mentoring as one that is woven into the core functions of an organization. For most universities, those functions include instruction, research, and service. While the Academy has programs for pre-college and graduate students, its Ten-Strand Systemic Mentoring

Diola Bagayoko

2010-01-01

259

Ready-to-wear reading glasses. American Academy of Ophthalmology.  

PubMed

The purpose of the Committee on Ophthalmic Procedures Assessment is to evaluate on a scientific basis new and existing ophthalmic tests, devices, and procedures for their safety, efficacy, clinical effectiveness and appropriate uses. Evaluations include examination of available literature, epidemiological analyses when appropriate, and compilation of opinions from recognized experts and other interested parties. After appropriate review by all contributors, including legal counsel, assessments are submitted to the Academy's Board of Directors for consideration as official Academy policy. PMID:1945327

1991-09-01

260

The Radium Institute and the Russian Academy of Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The contribution of the Radium Institute to the establishment and development of Russian atomic science and technology is\\u000a examined in a historical review based on the scientific and organizational, relations with the Russian Academy of Sciences.\\u000a The basic scientific achievements obtained at the Institute when it was part of the Academy system are noted: creation of\\u000a the radium industry in

S. V. Butomo; V. N. Romanovskii; E. A. Shashukov

1999-01-01

261

The European Academy of Tumor Immunology  

PubMed Central

The European Academy of Tumor Immunology (EATI, official website: http://eati.landesbioscience.com/index.html) has been founded in 2011 with the idea of creating a novel organization that responds to the need of structuring the European research space in this expanding, clinically ever more important area of research. Rapidly, this initiative, which regroups (part of) the elite of tumor immunologists, has been joined by 110 scientists, who accepted to join EATI as founding members. Obviously, EATI will not enter in competition with existing prestigious organizations, be they supranational (such as the Cancer Research Institute, CRI; the European Society for Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, ESCII; and the Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer, SITC), or national [such as the Cancer Immunology Working Group, CIMM, of the American Association for Cancer Reserch; the (German) Association for Cancer Immunotherapy, CIMT; the (US) Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium, CIC; the (US) Cancer Vaccine Consortium, CVC; and the Italian Network for Cancer Biotherapy, NIBIT]. The choice of cooperation (rather than competition) with these organizations is clearly documented by the fact that many prominent members of CIMM, CIC, CIMT, CRI, CVC, ESCII, NIBIT and SITC are also EATI Academicians.

Kroemer, Guido; Fridman, Wolf Herve; Sautes-Fridman, Catherine; Zitvogel, Laurence

2012-01-01

262

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders Today: A Comparison of the Officer Development Programs of the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy are recognized for developing young men and women into both prominent military and civilian leaders. While their missions are similar, there are differences in the approach each Acade...

D. J. Volpe

2003-01-01

263

Neutron Transversity at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2005-09-07

264

Socratic Dialog-Inducing Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Designed by Richard Hake of Indiana University, Bloomington, the resource contain SDI Labs that are "guided construction" labs featuring hands-and-heads-on experiments in introductory mechanics. Their effectiveness in promoting student crossover to the the Newtonian World has been demonstrated by rigorous pre-post testing. Seven labs that are titled "Vectors, Postion and Frames of Reference;" "Introduction to Kinematics;" "Newton's First and Third Laws;" "Prelab Assignment;" "Newton's Second Law;" "Circular Motion and Frictional Forces;" "Rotational Dynamics;" "Angular Momentum;" "Newton's Second Law Revisted;" and "Newton's Laws Revisted" are included. Additionally, external references are provided.

Hake, Richard R.

2009-03-25

265

DOD Service Academies. Academy Preparatory Schools Need a Clearer Mission and Better Oversight. Report to the Chairmen, Senate and House Committees on Armed Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The three service academy prep schools were assessed to determine how well the schools accomplished their missions and whether they were cost effective. A review was performed at seven sites, the: Department of Defense (DOD) and service headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia; Military Academy, West Point, New York; Air Force Academy,…

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

266

Dexloxiglumide Rotta Research Lab.  

PubMed

Dexloxiglumide, the (R)-isomer of loxiglumide, is a selective and highly potent CCK1 receptor antagonist. It is twice as potent as the racemic compound. because the anti-CCK activity is specific to the (R)-form, whereas the (S)-isomer is almost ineffective. It has been developed by Rotta Research Lab SpA for the treatment of diseases in which CCK1 receptor activity is potentially involved, including gastrointestinal motility, food intake and pancreatic disorders [218696]. Its receptor-mediated actions have been described in multiple in vitro and in vivo pharmacological systems. Results from both preclinical and clinical studies indicate that it is an effective inhibitor of gallbladder contraction, improves lower esophegal sphincter (LES) function, accelerates gastric emptying, accelerates colonic transit and significantly decreases symptoms in IBS and functional dyspepsia patients, and therefore has potential as an effective treatment for constipation-predominant IBS. functional dyspesia, constipation, LES function, gastric emptying disorders and biliary colics. Forest Laboratories has entered into an agreement with Rotta for the development and marketing of dexloxiglumide for the treatment of constipation-predominant IBS and phase III studies are currently ongoing in the US. In August 2000, Merrill Lynch expected that dexloxiglumide would not be launched until 2004 [379892], and in June 2001, predicted a US filing date in 2003 [413928]. PMID:12090734

Varga, Gábor

2002-04-01

267

ConsumerLab.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It may be difficult for the average consumer to evaluate the sometimes grandiose claims that various supplements, vitamins, and other such products make on their labels and such. One way to learn about products is ConsumerLab.com, which provides independent test results and information in order to assist consumers and healthcare professionals to evaluate such products. The casual visitor will want to begin by looking over the ÂLatest Results 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 ÂLaboratory Test Results 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 ÂRecalls and Warnings, which (as its name suggests) includes information on recent notices posted by the Federal Trade Commission and other such agencies.

268

The Nanotech Academy Activity D: Cleanroom Tour  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-04-05

269

Systemic Mentoring for Competitiveness: The Model of the Timbuktu Academy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Timbuktu Academy is a comprehensive, systemic mentoring program at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge (SUBR), Louisiana. We define systemic mentoring as one that is woven into the core functions of an organization. For most universities, those functions include instruction, research, and service. While the Academy has programs for pre-college and graduate students, its Ten-Strand Systemic Mentoring Model was specifically tailored to undergraduate education. We discuss basic considerations that led to the paradigm, programs, activities, and results of the Timbuktu Academy. The proper implementation of the Ten-Strand Systemic Mentoring Model couples teaching and superior learning, on the one hand, and integrates research and education, on the other hand. For undergraduate education, key strands include support (financially or otherwise), scientific advisement, research participation (academic year or summer), immersion in a professional culture, monitoring, and guidance to graduate school. From the summer of 1994 to 2009, the Academy has engaged 2,093 pre-college scholars in its summer programs. To date, the Academy has assisted in the production of one hundred seventy (170) minority undergraduate scholars who have earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Seventy (70) of 83 physics graduates, twenty (20) of 29 chemistry graduates, and twenty-two (22) of 49 engineering graduates have earned graduate degrees or are successfully enrolled in graduate school, with emphasis on the pursuit of the Ph.D. For the above model and results, the Timbuktu Academy received the 2002 U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Its director was among the first individual recipients of this award in 1996. The handouts accompanying this presentation are intended to facilitate the adaptive replication of the Timbuktu Academy by individuals, departments, colleges and universities, and other organizations. )

Bagayoko, Diola

2010-02-01

270

Frederick National Lab: Property Database  

Cancer.gov

All potential users of Frederick National Lab excess equipment are encouraged to pay close attention to the condition codes assigned to the equipment. The codes are assigned from the information provided by the previous user.

271

Virtual Labs and Virtual Worlds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Virtual Labs and Virtual Worlds Coastline Community College has under development several virtual lab simulations and activities that range from biology, to language labs, to virtual discussion environments. Imagine a virtual world that students enter online, by logging onto their computer from home or anywhere they have web access. Upon entering this world they select a personalized identity represented by a digitized character (avatar) that can freely move about, interact with the environment, and communicate with other characters. In these virtual worlds, buildings, gathering places, conference rooms, labs, science rooms, and a variety of other “real world” elements are evident. When characters move about and encounter other people (players) they may freely communicate. They can examine things, manipulate objects, read signs, watch video clips, hear sounds, and jump to other locations. Goals of critical thinking, social interaction, peer collaboration, group support, and enhanced learning can be achieved in surprising new ways with this innovative approach to peer-to-peer communication in a virtual discussion world. In this presentation, short demos will be given of several online learning environments including a virtual biology lab, a marine science module, a Spanish lab, and a virtual discussion world. Coastline College has been a leader in the development of distance learning and media-based education for nearly 30 years and currently offers courses through PDA, Internet, DVD, CD-ROM, TV, and Videoconferencing technologies. Its distance learning program serves over 20,000 students every year. sponsor Jerry Meisner

Boehler, Ted

2006-12-01

272

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Circuits and Continuity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an introductory lab that explores simple circuits. In this lab, students work cooperatively to observe, construct, and draw diagrams of simple circuits to foster understanding of the concept of continuity. The lab requires basic circuit components such as batteries, bulbs, and circuit boards. This item is part of a larger collection of online physics labs by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-07-19

273

Probiotic Spectra of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

274

LabCAST: The MIT Media Lab Video Podcast  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

275

Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Academy of Sciences now has it's own museum! The grand opening of Washington, D.C.'s new Marian Koshland Science Museum is scheduled for April 2004. At this museum, "visitors will discover the links between scientific research and everyday life through interactive exhibits, public events, and educational programs." Geared toward ages 13 and older, the museum exhibits will explore current scientific and (sometimes controversial) policy issues, as presented in reports by the National Academies. The museum's inaugural exhibits include: Wonders of Science, Global Warming Facts & Our Future, and Putting DNA to Work. Exhibit summaries are available online.

276

National Academies Press: Planning Climate and Global Change Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Another free offering from the National Academic Press (NAP), which was created "to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States." NAP publishes several hundred books a year on a wide range of topics and present these free online. Chapter titles of this offering include Meeting the Nation's Needs for Climate and Global Change Information, Managing and Guiding the Program, and Enhancing Linkages and Communication.

277

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

278

73 FR 36302 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors. ACTION: Notice of...

2008-06-26

279

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

J. R. Leskovich

2000-01-01

280

26 CFR 1.1397E-1 - Qualified zone academy bonds.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...means any contribution (of a type and quality acceptable to the eligible local education agency) of any property or service...academy, and training teachers and other school personnel...academy. If proceeds of an issue are spent...

2013-04-01

281

Transportation Engineering: Online Lab Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Idaho hosts this outstanding collection of educational materials and laboratories related to transportation engineering. The topics introduced on the site are intended to supplement a junior-level course on the subject and are commonly viewed as "the most important ones that civil engineering graduates need to understand." Each chapter of the lab manual contains detailed theory and example problems. The lab exercises, however, will probably only serve to emphasize the most important concepts for students whose teachers are not directly incorporating them into the curricula.

282

The Cast Collection at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Viennese collection of plaster casts at the Academy of Fine Arts (Academie der Bildende Kunst) dates to the beginning of this institution in the late seventeenth century. In 1851 a part of the collection was first opened to the public and therefore, besides its use as study material for the Academy's students, its second task became the representation of

Bettina Hagen

2007-01-01

283

75 FR 22392 - US Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force US Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting AGENCY: US Air Force Academy Board of Visitors. ACTION...SUMMARY: Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 9355, the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of...

2010-04-28

284

Combining academic studies with it certifications: becoming a cisco regional academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Influenced by unprecedented growth in the IT industry, especially in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, George Mason University (Mason) has become a Cisco Regional Academy from which extra educational benefits have been derived. Since becoming a Cisco Regional Academy in 2004, Mason now has 16 Local Academies in its jurisdiction which includes Arlington, Loudoun, Fairfax, Shenandoah, Warren, Prince William, Frederick

Louis R. D'alessandro; Donald T. Gantz

2009-01-01

285

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-09-25

286

Undergraduate Astronautics at the United States Naval Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bagaria, William J.

1991-01-01

287

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The first year of integration of women midshipmen was studied at the U.S. Naval Academy. The degree of traditionalism of males of the Class of 1980 toward rights and roles of women in society was evaluated as a function of level of contact with female ple...

K. P. Durning

1978-01-01

288

Engaged Scholarship in the Academy: Reflections from the Margins  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper represents a series of reflections on collective and individual efforts of diverse women scholars to reconcile alternative views of scholarship within the academy. We document our collective experience with embedding the concept of the "scholarship of engagement" in our practice of research, teaching, and service through a process of…

Drame, Elizabeth R.; Martell, Sandra Toro; Mueller, Jennifer; Oxford, Raquel; Wisneski, Debora B.; Xu, Yaoying

2011-01-01

289

L'Academie Francaise and Anglophone Language Ideologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The notion in popular linguistic discourse that French suffers from a narrow and prescriptive tradition of language policing, with the "Academie Francaise" (AF) as the central player, is frequently contrasted with an image of English as a democratic, borrowing language, better suited to its global role. This misrepresents the role of the AF in…

Estival, Dominique; Pennycook, Alastair

2011-01-01

290

Parallel Institutions: The American Academy and the Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Draws out the parallels between two secondary-level schools--the once attractive "academy", which enjoyed its heyday following the Revolutionary War, and the present-day community college, which has frequently been seen as an attachment to the public high school. (Author)|

Belding, Robert E.

1978-01-01

291

Improving the Status of Women in the Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Gee, Michele V.; Norton, Sue Margaret

2009-01-01

292

Scheduling Guide for Small Learning Communities/Career Academies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

293

Ninth-Grade Academies: Keep Kids in School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because ninth grade is such a tough year for many students, some school districts have created special academies or other programs to provide special attention to students in the first year of high school. Studies show that ninth-graders have the most discipline incidents and retentions, and are most likely to drop out. In this paper, the author…

Chmelynski, Carol

2004-01-01

294

Personal Goal Management Intervention and Mood States in Soccer Academies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a personal goal-based interven- tion on positive and negative moods among young athletes at a soccer academy. Study participants (N = 22) were randomized into either a treatment group, which participated in a personal goal-management program (Bouffard, Labelle, Dubé, & Lapierre, 1999), or a neutral-task control group. Participants' mood

Raphaël Laurin; Michel Nicolas; David Lavallee

2008-01-01

295

The Place of the Humanities at a Military Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flammang, Lucretia A.

2007-01-01

296

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Buzash, Michael D.

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thompson, Susan, McDonald, Aaron; Sterbinsky, Allan

2005-01-01

298

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thompson, Susan; McDonald, Aaron; Sterbinsky, Allan

2005-01-01

299

The Air Force Academy Instructor Workstation (IWS): II. Effectiveness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the results of measuring the in-class effectiveness of a computer-controlled instructor workstation (IWS) that was developed at the Air Force Academy. Treatments for the experimental and control groups in an introductory physics course are described, and effects on student performance, student attitudes, and instructor attitudes are…

Gist, Thomas E.; And Others

1989-01-01

300

L'Academie Francaise and Anglophone Language Ideologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The notion in popular linguistic discourse that French suffers from a narrow and prescriptive tradition of language policing, with the "Academie Francaise" (AF) as the central player, is frequently contrasted with an image of English as a democratic, borrowing language, better suited to its global role. This misrepresents the role of the AF in the…

Estival, Dominique; Pennycook, Alastair

2011-01-01

301

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Rhoades, Gary

2011-01-01

302

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1983 and officially launched by the former Secretary General of the United Nations in 1985. TWAS has united the most eminent scientists from the South. It currently has 350 members from 55 developing countries, including the 9 living Nobel Laureates of Third World origin. The main mission

M. H. A. Hassan

1996-01-01

303

The role of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1983 and officially launched by the former Secretary General of the United Nations in 1985. TWAS has united the most eminent scientists from the South. It currently has 350 members from 55 developing countries, including the 9 living Nobel Laureates of Third World origin. The main mission

M. H. A. Hassan

1996-01-01

304

State Academies for the Academically Gifted. Fastback 349.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide to residential state academies for academically gifted high school students discusses the history of this movement, student characteristics, curricula, faculty, outreach programs, and evaluation. The establishment of the nine existing state institutions is traced from the prototype, the North Carolina School for Science and…

Green, James E.

305

Remember 9-11! White Belligerency in the Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Valandra, Edward C.

2003-01-01

306

Personal Problems of Seventh-Day Adventist Academy Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crosby, Ellen; Freed, Shirley; Gabriel, Elvin

2006-01-01

307

Educating Alienated Inner City Youth: Lessons From the Street Academies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years a number of new institutions; i.e., "street academies", have been established to educate students who have dropped out or are prone to drop out of inner city secondary schools. There is reason to believe that many of these schools have been successful with youths who had not succeeded before, and therefore that lessons might be…

Levine, Daniel U.

308

Interior Signage System for the USAF Academy Hospital.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Signs throughout hospitals are often inadequate and quite confusing to the patients and visitors who must find their way. Such was the case at the USAF Academy Hospital in the late 1970s when a graphic consultant prepared a proposal for the design and fab...

R. D. Maddox

1979-01-01

309

West Virginia University's Health Sciences and Technology Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chester, Ann; Dooley, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

310

Personality Traits of Police Cadets: Relationship to Academy Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study examined the relationship of the personality traits of 94 police cadets to their performance at a southwestern state law enforcement academy. The overall training success (percentage of total points earned) of recruits enrolled in 11 weeks of on-site training classes was the primary criterion of the study, and raw personality factor…

Topp, Bruce W.; Kardash, Carol Anne

311

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sane, Bhagyashree

2011-01-01

312

Remember 9-11! White Belligerency in the Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Valandra, Edward C.

2003-01-01

313

Career Academies: Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes and Educational Attainment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Career Academies offer high schools--particularly those in urban communities that struggle to keep students in school and to prepare them for post-secondary education and employment opportunities--a systematic approach to addressing a range of challenges. Typically serving between 150 and 200 students from grades 9 or 10 through grade 12, Career…

Kemple, James J.

2004-01-01

314

Victims Deserve More: The Building of a Forensics Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Lili K.

2007-01-01

315

An agent framework for dynamic agent retraining: Agent academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agent Academy (AA) aims to develop a multi-agent society that can train new agents for specific or general tasks, while constantly retraining existing agents in a recursive mode. The system is based on collecting information both from the environment and the behaviors of the acting agents and their related successes\\/failures to generate a body of data, stored in the Agent

Pericles A. Mitkas; Andreas L. Symeonidis; Dionisis Kehagias; Ioannis N. Athanasiadis; Gokce Laleci; Gokhan Kurt; Yildiray Kabak; Aybar C. Acar; Asuman Dogac

2004-01-01

316

Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences. Volume II, 1973.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1969, the eightieth session of the State Legislature of Nebraska passed Legislative Bill 776 appropriating funds to aid in the publication of the Transactions. Volume 2 was published using part of those monies as well as funds from Academy dues.

1974-01-01

317

Academy Conversion: A View from the Governing Body  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The case for conversion to academy status is being made in a number of arenas, not least on the Department for Education website. As a matter of balance, school governors considering conversion need to take into account a range of factors. How does this fundamental shift in the ownership of schools fit into a discernible historical pattern?…

Gann, Nigel

2011-01-01

318

Personal Problems of Seventh-Day Adventist Academy Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crosby, Ellen; Freed, Shirley; Gabriel, Elvin

2006-01-01

319

Splitting the Academy: The Emotions of Intersectionality at Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using labor market theory, we assess how we have constructed the teaching of required courses on diversity, with the potential splitting of the academy into distinctive labor markets. In-depth interviews with instructors of color and nonminorities who teach required diversity-education courses at a predominately white university are qualitatively assessed and describe the differences in the emotional labor attached to this

Helen A. Moore; Katherine Acosta; Gary Perry; Crystal Edwards

2010-01-01

320

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2005-01-01

321

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Wiebe, Eric; Carter, Michael; Ferzli, Miriam

2005-11-01

322

Logistics in the Computer Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cowles, Jim

1989-01-01

323

Wii Remote National Instrument Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a YouTube video clip showing a Wii Remote controlling a large table top robotic arm. The video clip talks about how National Instruments has created Virtual Instruments coding(VIs) via LabVIEW that you can download for free and duplicate what they have done in this video demonstration.

2009-07-03

324

Lab 2 - Introduction to VHDL  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lab activity from the Digital Logic Project, students design, test, and simulate a basic logic circuit using the Quartus II development software. The circuit created is a ripple-carry four-bit adder/subtractor using both behavioral and structural VHDL coding.

2012-07-10

325

Physical Therapist Assistant Fitness Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Backstrom, Kurt; And Others

326

Communication acoustics in Bell Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Communication aoustics has been a central theme in Bell Labs research since its inception. Telecommunication serves human information exchange. And, humans favor spoken language as a principal mode. The atmospheric medium typically provides the link between articulation and hearing. Creation, control and detection of sound, and the human's facility for generation and perception are basic ingredients of telecommunication. Electronics technology

J. L. Flanagan

2001-01-01

327

Research Perspectives at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

The plans for upgrading the CEBAF accelerator at Jefferson Lab to 12 GeV are presented. The research program supporting that upgrade is illustrated with a few selected examples. The instrumentation under design to carry out that research program is discussed.

Kees de Jager

2005-06-05

328

Hadronic Physics at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

I describe some of the lattice QCD work in support of the hadronic physics program at Jefferson Lab. In particular, there is a strong emphasis on the determination of the excited state hadron spectrum, as well as determining the spin content of nucleons and other hadrons.

Edwards, Robert

2008-05-01

329

A Simple, Successful Capacitor Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Capacitors are a fundamental component of modern electronics. They appear in myriad devices and in an enormous range of sizes. Although our students are taught the function and analysis of capacitors, few have the opportunity to use them in our labs.

Ennis, William

2011-05-01

330

Lab 3: Normal Climate Patterns  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students generate and explore a variety of graphs, charts and map images in order to better understand the concept of normal climate. Ideally, students should work in pairs on this lab. Consider assigning each student team to investigate the climate of a single region or state and then having all the teams share their results with the entire class.

331

History of Science - With Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe here an interdisciplinary lab science course for non-majors using the history of science as a curricular guide. Our experience with diverse instructors underscores the importance of the teachers and classroom dynamics, beyond the curriculum. Moreover, the institutional political context is central: are courses for non-majors valued and is support given to instructors to innovate? Two sample projects are

Douglas Allchin; Elizabeth Anthony; Jack Bristol; Alan Dean; David Hall; Carl Lieb

1999-01-01

332

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Labov, Jay B.

2005-01-01

333

Safer Science: Computer Safety in the Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Today, it is common to find desktops, laptops, netbooks, and specialized handheld devices in the science lab, and the internet is often used for research and collaboration between learners. The pervasive use of computer technology in high school labs toda

Roy, Ken

2010-11-01

334

Flexible HVAC System for Lab or Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses an effort to design a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system flexible enough to accommodate an easy conversion of classrooms to laboratories and dry labs to wet labs. The design's energy efficiency and operations and maintenance are examined. (GR)

Friedan, Jonathan

2001-01-01

335

Environment monitoring using LabVIEW.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

J. Hawtree

1995-01-01

336

Jefferson Lab Data Acquisition Run Control System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A general overview of the Jefferson Lab data acquisition run control system is presented. This run control system is designed to operate the configuration, control, and monitoring of all Jefferson Lab experiments. It controls data-taking activities by coo...

C. Timmer D. Abbott G. Heyes V. Gyurjyan

2005-01-01

337

Flexible HVAC System for Lab or Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses an effort to design a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system flexible enough to accommodate an easy conversion of classrooms to laboratories and dry labs to wet labs. The design's energy efficiency and operations and maintenance are examined. (GR)|

Friedan, Jonathan

2001-01-01

338

Technology Teaching Lab: A Program of Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of a Technology Teaching Lab that was designed to provide elementary education preservice teachers with instruction to create technology-enhanced lessons and to use the lessons in their field placement. Discusses planning the lab, integrating the lab component into methods courses, and evaluation. (LRW)

Bucci, Terri Teal

2002-01-01

339

Experiences with Lab-Centric Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2010-01-01

340

Teaching EE circuits I lab with Labview  

Microsoft Academic Search

The teaching of undergraduate EE labs is constantly a concern for those who teach these labs. Several questions must annually be asked: 1) have we reached the point in the academic training of the undergraduates to eliminate the need to actually conduct hands-on lab experiments in favor of computer simulated experiences; 2) are we approaching more and more the opinion

C. E. Nunnally

1996-01-01

341

Experiences with Lab-Centric Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

342

Jefferson Lab Hands-on Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Education, Thomas J.

343

The Drama Workshop: A Lab Alternative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In lieu of language lab attendance, second-year language students had the option of attending a drama lab. This program has met with great success. The objective of the lab is to improve skills in pronunciation, intonation, and stress patterns. Also, an environment is created in which the student feels at home with the target language. (PJM)|

Cernyak, Susan E.; Reimer, Robert C.

1980-01-01

344

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

PubMed

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

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

345

Design labs: Students' expectations and reality  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Etkina, Eugenia; Murthy, Sahana

2006-02-01

346

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 âÂÂTech View: Technology for Making TV Viewing Easy,â 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.

347

Exclusive processes at Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

Mapping the transition from strongly interacting, non-perturbative quantum chromodynamics, where nucleon-meson degrees of freedom are effective to perturbative QCD of quark and gluon degrees of freedom, is one of the most fundamental, challenging tasks in nuclear and particle physics. Exclusive processes such as proton-proton elastic scattering, meson photoproduction, and deuteron photodisintegration have been pursued extensively at many laboratories over the years in the search for such a transition, particularly at Jefferson Lab in recent years, taking the advantage of the high luminosity capability of the CEBAF facility. In this talk, I review recent results from Jefferson Lab on deuteron photodisintegration and photopion production processes and the future 12 GeV program.

Haiyan Gao

2007-09-01

348

History of Science - With Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe here an interdisciplinary lab science course for non-majors using the history of science as a curricular guide. Our experience with diverse instructors underscores the importance of the teachers and classroom dynamics, beyond the curriculum. Moreover, the institutional political context is central: are courses for non-majors valued and is support given to instructors to innovate? Two sample projects are profiled.

Allchin, Douglas; Anthony, Elizabeth; Bristol, Jack; et al.

349

Physics Lab Online: Practice Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-06-22

350

Sea Scallop Shell Lab Handout  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

351

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-12-31

352

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.

353

TWAS: The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World's (TWAS) "aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the South." The website features awards in basic and applied sciences, research grants, fellowships, and many other opportunities. Users can find out about research units in Least Developed Countries. The website presents the latest science news related to the developing world. Visitors can learn how to become a member of TWAS and can find links to supporting organizations.

354

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

PubMed

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

1999-08-01

355

Different Cognitive Styles in the Academy-Industry Collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Previous studies on obstacles in technology transfer between universities and companies emphasized the economic, legal, and\\u000a organizational aspects, mainly focused in transfer of patents and licences. Since research collaboration implies a complex\\u000a phenomenon of linguistic and cognitive coordination and attuning among members of the research group, a deeper cognitive investigation\\u000a about this dimension might give some interesting answer to academy-industry

Riccardo Viale

356

US Air Force Academy Fast-Tracking Telescope  

Microsoft Academic Search

The United States Air Force Academy is building a 2m-class ground-based optical telescope for experiments in space situational awareness. The new telescope will be a fast-slewing instrument suitable for both sidereal and low- Earth object tracking down to altitudes of 200km. The telescope will have a 20 arcminute field of view with instruments located at two possible Nasmyth locations. Construction

Geoff Andersen; Derek Buzasi; James Dorman; Francis Chun; Brian Bailey

357

A 4-meter Telescope for the US Air Force Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs has obtained a 4m-diameter, lightweight telescope from the discontinued Space Based Laser project. Originally designed and constructed for space, this segmented telescope is being reconfigured for use in a ground-based facility. The current optical design is an afocal Mersenne configuration with an extremely thin (17mm) glass primary. The telescope has

D. Buzasi; G. Andersen; C. Wetterer

2004-01-01

358

The Diatom Collection of the California Academy of Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

359

CableLabs: Current Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2000-01-01

360

Mag Lab U: Alessandro Volta  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a short biography of Alessandro Volta, the 18th-century Italian scientist who proposed the theory that electrical current is generated by contact between different metals. His experimental work resulted in the construction of the "voltaic pile" battery, the first known source of sustainable electric current. The biography includes a link to a Java-based simulation of his voltaic pile device. Mag Lab U is part of a large collection of web-based educational materials for K-20, developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.

Neaves, Shannon

2010-05-26

361

Jefferson Lab phenomenology: selected highlights  

SciTech Connect

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

Wolodymyr Melnitchouk

2005-07-07

362

Multidimensional protein fractionation using ProteomeLab PF 2D™ for profiling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis immunity: A preliminary report  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The ProteomeLab™ PF 2D platform is a relatively new approach to global protein profiling. Herein, it was used for investigation of plasma proteome changes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients before and during immunization with glatiramer acetate (GA) in a clinical trial. RESULTS: The experimental design included immunoaffinity depletion of 12 most abundant proteins from plasma samples with the

Joshua D Schlautman; Wojciech Rozek; Robert Stetler; R Lee Mosley; Howard E Gendelman; Pawel Ciborowski

2008-01-01

363

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Electricity and Magnetism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-01-26

364

Experiences with lab-centric instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

365

USC Institute for Creative Technologies: Graphics Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2006-01-12

366

Lab Set-Up and Safety  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2003-01-01

367

Jefferson Lab, a status report  

SciTech Connect

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab; formerly known as CEBAF), operates a 4 GeV, 200 {micro}A continuous wave (CW) electron accelerator that re-circulates the beam five times through two superconducting 400 MeV linacs. Electrons can be extracted from any of the five recirculation passes and beam can be simultaneously delivered to the three experimental halls. As the commissioning stage nears completion, the accelerator is becoming a fully operational machine. Experiments in Hall C have been underway since November 1995 with beam powers of over 300 kW at various energies. Hall A has received beam for spectrometer commissioning, while Hall B is expected to receive its first beam in the fall of 1996. Accelerator availability of greater than 70% during physics runs and excellent beam quality have contributed to making Jefferson Lab a world class laboratory for accelerator-based electromagnetic nuclear physics. With the high performance of the superconducting RF cavities, machine upgrades to 6 GeV, and eventually 8 to 10 GeV are now in the planning stages. Operational and commissioning details concerning all aspects of the machine will be discussed.

Dunham, B.M.

1996-10-01

368

Rock cycle in chocolate lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Stelling, Pete

369

California Academy of Sciences-Ichthyology: The Catalog of Fishes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

370

American Academy of Pediatrics: Children, adolescents, and television.  

PubMed

This statement describes the possible negative health effects of television viewing on children and adolescents, such as violent or aggressive behavior, substance use, sexual activity, obesity, poor body image, and decreased school performance. In addition to the television ratings system and the v-chip (electronic device to block programming), media education is an effective approach to mitigating these potential problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a list of recommendations on this issue for pediatricians and for parents, the federal government, and the entertainment industry. PMID:11158483

2001-02-01

371

Computational Labs Using VPython Complement Conventional Labs in Online and Regular Physics Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fairmont State University has developed online physics classes for the high-school teaching certificate based on the text book Matter and Interaction by Chabay and Sherwood. This lead to using computational VPython labs also in the traditional class room setting to complement conventional labs. The computational modeling process has proven to provide an excellent basis for the subsequent conventional lab and

Martina E. Bachlechner

2009-01-01

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Haagen-Schuetzenhoefer, Claudia

2012-01-01

373

Analysis of First Plasma in Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment (MPDX) is designed to investigate the self-generation of magnetic fields in large astrophysical dynamos. Simulations show that an adequately large Magnetic Reynolds number is needed to produce a dynamo; therefore a large, hot, flowing and unmagnetized plasma is necessary. This poster presents an analysis of the first plasma in MPDX using electrodes that both heat and stir the plasma. A lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6) electron source is used within the 3000 Gauss multipole cusp magnetic field and ExB stirring electrodes govern the plasma flow. This poster analyzes the performance of the efficient and fast power supply used in conjunction with the stirring electrodes to create a controllable flow using a feedback loop. In addition, the effectiveness of the LaB6 electron source will be reported. Supported by the DOE and NSF.

Marchbanks, Christopher; Weisberg, David; Wallace, John; Cooper, Christopher; Forest, Cary

2012-10-01

374

Sea Scallop Shell Lab Teacher's Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

375

Automation & delegation to reduce lab management workload  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ten years ago, the University of Florida employed over 80 students and 4 full-time staff members to run the public computer labs. Those 80+ students managed five lab locations containing 7 classrooms and 400+ computers. Today there are still over 60 student employees but only a single full-time staff member, to run the same number of facilities and classrooms. Software

Daniel B. Delgado

2005-01-01

376

Traditional Labs + New Questions = Improved Student Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rezba, Richard J.; And Others

1992-01-01

377

Hydrogel Beads: The New Slime Lab?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brockway, Debra; Libera, Matthew; Welner, Heidi

2011-01-01

378

The Multi-Purpose Library Computer Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within today's academic libraries, computer labs are designed and built to satisfy multiple needs, such as an open lab, instructional facility, and staff development center. To accomplish this, it is necessary to focus on issues concerning staffing, scheduling, security, and maintenance, as well as address the conflicts that often arise among them. Learn how Rider University has successfully operated and

Robert J. Lackie; Edward M. Corrado

2001-01-01

379

Open source centric information security lab development  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to the intellectual effort, information security lab development can require substantial organizational budget and labor commitments. For example, obtaining commercial security software necessitates a significant budget commitment. In an analogous manner, installing security software, setting up user accounts, and configuring lab systems can require a significant labor commitment. In many academic environments, obtaining the necessary budget and labor

Ed Crowley

2005-01-01

380

RoboLab and Virtual Environments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A useful adjunct to the manned space station would be a self-contained free-flying laboratory (RoboLab). This laboratory would have a robot operated under telepresence from the space station or ground. Long duration experiments aboard RoboLab could be per...

J. C. Giarratano

1994-01-01

381

Multigenre Lab Reports: Connecting Literacy and Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2006-01-01

382

IBM Almaden's user sciences & experience research lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

The IBM research division is roughly 3,000 people strong, located at 8 sites worldwide. This paper outlines the history and work of the User Sciences & Experience Research (USER) lab at IBM's Almaden Research Center in Silicon Valley. The USER lab has long been the focus for a number of pivotal developments in input devices for IBM personal computers. More

Daniel M. Russell; Steve B. Cousins

2004-01-01

383

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Simple Machines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an introductory physics lab that explores three types of simple machines. Students experiment with inclined planes, levers, and pulleys to see how simple machines are used to gain force advantage. This item is part of a larger collection of online physics labs by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-09-08

384

Frederick National Lab: Customer Guide - Human Subjects  

Cancer.gov

Any research activity conducted at Frederick National Lab involving living, identifiable human subjects shall commence only with Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval or when exemption from this requirement has been received from the NIH Office for Human Subjects Research (OHSR) through the Office of Scientific Operations, Frederick National Lab, or the appropriate division office.

385

Jefferson Lab's Trim Card II  

SciTech Connect

Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) uses Trim Card I power supplies to drive approximately 1900 correction magnets. These trim cards have had a long and illustrious service record. However, some of the employed technology is now obsolete, making it difficult to maintain the system and retain adequate spares. The Trim Card II is being developed to act as a transparent replacement for its aging predecessor. A modular approach has been taken in its development to facilitate the substitution of sections for future improvements and maintenance. The resulting design has been divided into a motherboard and 7 daughter cards which has also allowed for parallel development. The Trim Card II utilizes modern technologies such as a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and a microprocessor to embed trim card controls and diagnostics. These reprogrammable devices also provide the versatility to incorporate future requirements.

Trent Allison; Sarin Philip; C. Higgins; Edward Martin; William Merz

2005-05-01

386

Z Machine at Sandia Labs  

ScienceCinema

Sandia Labs' Z machine is the largest laboratory source of x-rays in the world. For the few nanoseconds of a Z Machine test, its electrical output equals the output of 50x the electrical generating stations of all the power plants on earth. The Z Machine complex encompasses an area roughly the size of a major college basketball arena. Originally created to validate nuclear weapons models, the Z Machine is also considered a "dark horse" in the race for viable fusion energy production. After the famous "arcs and sparks" photo of Z (a photo no longer possible after its refurbishment), this is a fast-motion video of workers completing Z's recent refurbishment.

387

Online Writing Lab: Workplace Writers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed and maintained by Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) this very useful portion of the larger OWL site focuses on professional and business writing. The site is divided topically focusing on resumes and job search writing, general business writing, letters, memos and reports. In each of these section users will find tips and pointers as well as examples which showcase best practices when crafting letters, reports or other materials. A very useful section for educators is a selection of Power-point presentations, along with handouts, which address a number of business writing topics. Another very nice feature are the OWL online workshops, which walk users through a series of links and pages to help support the creation of writing resumes, cover letters and research reports.

2006-12-19

388

The Habitable Planet: Ecology Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Annenberg Media project continues to bring interesting and engaging educational materials to teachers and students, and the ball keeps on rolling with this particular feature. The ecology lab feature here is designed to be used in conjunction with "The Habitable Planet" series, which is also available on the site. Teachers and others will note that the site includes an ecology simulator, and visitors can toggle the various settings to learn how the addition or removal of different species will affect their self-designed ecosystem. The simulator is fairly easy to understand, and there's a "HELP" section designed to provide assistance. Additionally, the site also includes a glossary of relevant ecosystem terms, videos, and an online textbook.

389

Upgrading Academic Labs: Economic, Political Barriers Aired.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rough economic and political readjustments which academic science face are discussed at a special meeting of the National Academy of Sciences. Ill-equipped laboratories, new federal regulations over waste disposal and animal care, and lack of funds have contributed to the problem of rebuilding and renovating academic laboratories. (DH)

Chemical and Engineering News, 1985

1985-01-01

390

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Thomas J.

2008-01-01

391

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Thiel, Jens

2004-01-01

392

Founding the Academy of San Alejandro and the Politics of Taste in Late Colonial Havana, Cuba  

Microsoft Academic Search

The founding of Havana's fine arts academy of San Alejandro in 1818, initially as a school for instruction in drawing, was modeled upon strategies by the Spanish monarchy to establish art academies and drawing schools for the cultural improvement of the empire. Sponsored by Spanish Intendant Alejandro Ramírez and the city's Royal Economic Society of the Friends of the Country,

Paul Niell

2012-01-01

393

A speech data base at the united states air force academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the United States Air Force Academy is presently building a speech data base which will consist of selected speech groupings from 1000 of the Academy faculty and students. Data collection is automatic and supervised by computer programs which request information on speaker background, accents, age, etc. and run the actual data collection procedures. The

M. Guyote; K. Lewis; D. Lijana

1986-01-01

394

Predicting the Military Career Success of United States Air Force Academy Cadets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that best predicted the military career success (twenty years of service and the achievement of the rank of lieutenant colonel) of Air Force Academy cadets. The Department of Institutional Research at the Air Force Academy provided the data. The sample included admitted cadets between 1982 and 1990. Three hypotheses were

Jacob Rodriguez

2009-01-01

395

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

396

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. A. Kromer; F. R. Taylor

2004-01-01

397

Development of Cytology at the Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences (1934–2004)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cytological investigations of microorganisms have been the main line of research carried out at the Laboratory of Microbiology, USSR Academy of Sciences (1930?1934), headed by Academician G.A. Nadson, and at the Institute of Microbiology, USSR Academy of Sciences (INMI), founded on the basis of this laboratory in 1934. Within this line of research, morphology, fine structure, modes of reproduction, and

V. I. Duda; M. N. Poglazova

2004-01-01

398

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mansfield, Melian

2012-01-01

399

When the Spirit Shows Up: An Autoethnography of Spiritual Reconciliation with the Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is an autoethnography of the author's journey toward the reconciliation of her spirituality with the academy. She depicts the origin of her crisis in the academy, and why the climax of the crisis was critical to her reconciliation. Drawing on Cynthia Dillard's notion of an endarkened feminist epistemology, she identifies the Black Church community as the site where

Sheryl Conrad Cozart

2010-01-01

400

A Study by the Chinese Academy of Sciences on the Benefits of Study Abroad  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a study by the Chinese Academy of Sciences relating to the benefits of study abroad. The Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a national-level research entity, has the mission of developing China's science and technology, and the primary objective of its studies abroad work is to carry forward and promote the advance of China's…

Xiaoxuan, Li

2004-01-01

401

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

402

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harris, Richard

2009-01-01

403

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nellhaus, Jeffrey

2008-01-01

404

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Glennen, Robert E.; Martin, David J.

405

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Belinda Bustos Flores; Arcelia Hernández; Claudia Trevińo García; Lorena Claeys

2011-01-01

406

Academies and How to Beat Them: "Our Pits, Our Jobs, but Not Our Schools"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author of this paper, Matt Bailey, has taught for six years at Northcliffe School, Doncaster, where he is the NUT representative, and Head of Science. A member of the NUT's national working-party on academies, he outlines here the first successful campaign waged by a local community to thwart the imposition of a privately-run Academy in place…

Bailey, Matt

2005-01-01

407

Bring Me Men: Intertextual Identity Formation at the US Air Force Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis presents the author's view on changes made at the Air Force Academy after the 2003 sex scandal. Some excerpts from the author's thesis follow: On 1 April 1954, Congress authorized the construction the US Air Force Academy. On July 11, 1955, th...

K. L. Schifani

2008-01-01

408

Physical Fitness Testing by the U.S. Air Force Academy, 1955-1981.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the histories of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and the Aerobics Run, as applied to USAF Academy Cadets, and the Physical Aptitude Exam (PAE) taken by Academy applicants, and briefly discusses the nature of Basic Cadet Training. Dat...

J. C. Miller K. G. Cornum R. D. Shadduck

1983-01-01

409

Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volume 124 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 19 obituaries of recently deceased Fellows of the British Academy. Contributors to this volume - Keith Thomas, All Souls College, Oxford Adrian Hollis, Keble College, Oxford Bruce Williams, formerly Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney Malcolm Mackintosh, formerly Assistant Secretary, Cabinet Office J. H .R. Davis, All Souls College, Oxford F. M.

CBE FBA P. J. Marshall

410

Case Study: Hunterdon County Polytech Career Academy. High Schools That Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At first glance, Hunterdon County Polytech Career Academy (HCP) in Flemington, New Jersey, looks like a dream school. This shared-time career academy is an autonomous school district located in Hunterdon County--a county with one of the highest per-capita incomes in the United States--and is 60 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. HCP…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012

2012-01-01

411

A Controversial Reform in Indigenous Education: The Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines a controversial initiative in Indigenous education: the establishment of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA). The article provides a brief description of the Academy's three campuses and their communities and considers: the circumstances of its creation, including the role of Noel Pearson and Cape York…

McCollow, John

2012-01-01

412

Career Academies: A Proven Strategy to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career academies, after more than four decades of development and three decades of evaluation, have been found by a conclusive random assignment study to be effective in improving outcomes for students during and after high school. Career academies have therefore become the most durable and best-tested component of a high school reform strategy to…

Stern, David; Dayton, Charles; Raby, Marilyn

2010-01-01

413

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mehrizi-Sani, A.

2012-01-01

414

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

415

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Woods, Philip A.; Woods, Glenys J.

2009-01-01

416

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

D. M. Fallon

2005-01-01

417

Naval Academy Athletic Programs as Predictors of Midshipmen Academic and Military Performance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research analyzes the impact of the United States Naval Academy's club sport and varsity athletic programs on midshipman academic and military performance. Linear%ear regression models are developed for the Naval Academy classes of 1998 and 1999 to a...

G. M. Zettler

2002-01-01

418

Resolution of National Academy of Sciences technical issues at N Reactor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this report is to document the Westinghouse Hanford Company`s response in addressing the 14 issues identified in the National Academy of Sciences\\/National Academy Engineering technical recommendations that affect the N Reactor. The closure of the issues related to the N Reacdtor will provide the appropriate documentation to the Department of Energy for certification of compliance. 99 refs.,

A. J. Duckett; C. C. Bohrn; R. J. Burnside; G. Woodcock

1988-01-01

419

Navigating the Maze of a New Lab Setup  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Karie Scrogin (Loyola University Medical Center)

2006-05-01

420

Navigating the Maze of a New Lab Setup  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Karie Scrogin (Loyola University Medical Center)

2006-05-01

421

Nonproliferation through international lab-to-lab technology cooperation  

SciTech Connect

At the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) one of the fastest growing programs as a result of the end of the Cold War is the Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and International Security Directorate (NAI). Since the early 1990's NAI types of programs have grown from a small percentage of LLNL's budget to constitute one of its major programs. NAI's work includes developing instruments to detect chemicals and radiation, analyzing complex national defense problems, anticipating threats to the US, and providing personnel to support national and international efforts in crisis management and arms control. These functions support the US government in dealing with weapons-of-mass-destruction challenges? proliferation, terrorism, and nuclear-state instability. To combat the rapidly emerging chem-bio-terrorism threats, NAI is drawing on LLNL?s advanced technologies in bioscience, microfabrication, and computations to help the Department of Energy (DOE )provide major support to the US government. Half of NAI's effort is directed toward preventing proliferation before it starts, which is the mission of the Proliferation Prevention and Arms Control Program (PPAC). Until recently, our emphasis was on arms control. Now, arms control continues to be an important component while international cooperation and fissile material control are our dominant activities for the Department of Energy. Many of the post-Cold-War changes are highly visible, such as the elimination of nuclear testing by the United States, Russia, China and other major powers; agreements and continuing negotiations to dramatically reduce numbers of nuclear weapons; and increasing international focus on nonproliferation and counterterrorism. Other changes are less highly publicized but are no less significant. One such area is the increasing interactions between DOE Laboratory scientists and their counterparts in the nuclear weapons institutes of the former Soviet Union. Although the large majority of these Lab-to- Lab activities are currently with the FSU, that experience is leading to important and productive interactions with other countries and regions, most significantly, China and the Middle East. In contrast to the Cold War years, when most technologies developed at LLNL were solely for the US national defense efforts and therefore classified, many of NAI's new technologies and tools are unclassified and designed for use in a multilateral security environment. PPAC is the proliferation ?Prevention? element of NAI?s four-element ?Prevention-Reversal-Response-Avoid Surprise? program. We direct some twenty different projects. which have realized about a factor of ten growth in the last four years.

Dunlop, W H

1998-09-10

422

Correlates of Two Experimental Tests with Performance in the FAA Academy Air Traffic Control Nonradar Screen Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study was designed to determine the relationships among experimental tests, the tests currently used to select entrants into the FAA's Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) Academy Nonradar Screening Program, and Academy success. A battery of paper-a...

C. S. Dollar D. J. Schroeder L. G. Nye

1990-01-01

423

Women in the Military: Comparison of Attitudes and Knowledge of Service Academy Cadets Versus Private College Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A survey was administered to service academy cadets and private college students to assess their attitudes and knowledge concerning the role of women in the military. Results indicated that service academy cadets, particularly males, were less approving o...

M. D. Matthews

1992-01-01

424

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

2012-01-01

425

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Ohm's Law, Resistance, and Resistivity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This pdf document contains a lab that covers Ohm's Law. In the lab, students use Pasco DataStudio and lab equipment to measure the resistance and resistivity of resistors and wires. This lab is closely tied with This particular set=up and will need to be adapted to work with other equipment. This lab is part of a larger collection of labs used in Mississippi State physics courses.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2007-10-16

426

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Drummond, Frank J.

2009-01-01

427

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Charlotte M. Porter

1979-01-01

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pike, Mark A.

2010-01-01

429

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Pike, Mark A.

2010-01-01

430

Military Education: DOD Needs to Align Academy Preparatory Schools' Mission Statements with Overall Guidance and Establish Performance Goals.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Each year, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy combined spend tens of millions of dollars to operate preparatory schools that provide an alternative avenue for about 700 students annually to gain admission to ...

2003-01-01

431

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Urban Bird Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has distinguished itself by creating great public-oriented educational programs. Representing this tradition of public outreach, the Lab's Urban Bird Studies program encourages urbanites to participate in a global data collection project that will be utilized by scientists at the Cornell Lab. Anyone can participate, and project participants can choose from various programs such as Dove Detectives, Gulls Galore, Pigeon Watch, Crows Count, and Birds in the City. This site is available in Spanish, and offers a News section (available both online and as a monthly email) that includes bird stories, study results, and participant entries.

432

The ALPHA Lab at UC Berkeley  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

433

Energy-conservation study for the US Air Force Academy  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1983-01-01

434

Science academy statements on water, health, and science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Several days prior to the Group of 8 (G8) summit of nations on 26-27 May in Deauville, France, science academies from those nations and five others issued joint statements calling for the governments to take actions regarding water and health as well as science education. The water and health statement indicates that nearly 3 billion people will be living in water-scarce countries by 2050 and that 2.6 billion already lack access to proper sanitation and nearly 900 million lack access to a clean water supply. The statement calls for developing basic infrastructure for sanitation, promoting education to change the behavior of populations regarding water supply, funding research and development to identify pathogens, and improving water management and hygiene standards, among other measures.

Showstack, Randy

2011-05-01

435

A study of the Teachers` Academy for Mathematics and Science  

SciTech Connect

The Teachers` Academy for Mathematics and Science in Chicago (TAMS) is a freestanding institution founded in 1989 by scientists and a variety of other stakeholders, to advance the systemic reform of mathematics and science education in Chicago`s public schools. It focuses on the ``re-tooling`` of its elementary level teachers. The TAMS program, which has been funded in part by the DOE, contributes to strategic goals two through five of the Office of University and Science Education (OUSE). This evaluation of TAMS by the National Center for Improving Science Education is primarily a qualitative study that summarizes the history and current status of the organization and its programs. Data was obtained through extensive interviews, observations, and document review, using a framework of templates to guide data collection and analyses. The findings are organized around a series of lessons learned from the first three years of TAMS and conclusions about its current status.

Brett, B.; Scheirer, M.A.; Raizen, S.

1994-09-15

436

Environmental Sciences & Sustainability: The NY Academy of Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

437

Jefferson Lab's Distributed Data Acquisition  

SciTech Connect

Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) occasionally experiences fast intermittent beam instabilities that are difficult to isolate and result in downtime. The Distributed Data Acquisition (Dist DAQ) system is being developed to detect and quickly locate such instabilities. It will consist of multiple Ethernet based data acquisition chassis distributed throughout the seven-eights of a mile CEBAF site. Each chassis will monitor various control system signals that are only available locally and/or monitored by systems with small bandwidths that cannot identify fast transients. The chassis will collect data at rates up to 40 Msps in circular buffers that can be frozen and unrolled after an event trigger. These triggers will be derived from signals such as periodic timers or accelerator faults and be distributed via a custom fiber optic event trigger network. This triggering scheme will allow all the data acquisition chassis to be triggered simultaneously and provide a snapshot of relevant CEBAF control signals. The data will then be automatically analyzed for frequency content and transients to determine if and where instabilities exist.

Trent Allison; Thomas Powers

2006-05-01

438

Frederick National Lab: Customer Guide - Consultants  

Cancer.gov

Consultant agreements are written to obtain specialized knowledge or expertise when it is not available at the Frederick National Lab. These agreements directly engage the time and effort of a subcontractor, whether a person or a company.

439

System of Labs Direct Fabrication Technology  

SciTech Connect

The System of Labs Direct Fabrication Technology program was intended to foster cooperation and development in a cooperative effort between Sandia National Labs, Idaho National Energy and Environment Lab and Oak Ridge National Lab. The goal of this program was to bring together LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) from Sandia, INEEL's spray forming process and the alloy development expertise of ORNL. This program investigated the feasibility of combining the LENS and spray forming processes to exploit the best features of both approaches. Further, since both processes were thought to result in a rapidly solidified structure, the alloy design expertise of ORNL offered the opportunity for alloy design or processing options which could more fully utilize the unique capabilities of the processes.

DIMOS,DUANE B.; OLIVER,MICHAEL S.; SCHLIENGER,M. ERIC

1999-11-01

440

Bell Labs - Physical Sciences - Scalpel Introduction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website from Bell Labs includes a description of SCALPEL (Scattering with Angular Limitation in Projection Electron-beam Lithography) technology. SCALPEL uses proven technology which requires no new invention and operates within known parameter space.

2012-12-19

441

Advanced Lab Teaching Resources: Physics & Astronomy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teaching physics is challenging work, and Professor Suzanne Amador Kane of Haverford College has created this excellent set of teaching resources related to this discipline. The site includes materials created in the course of teaching the classes "Laboratory in Electronics, Waves & Optics" and "Quantum Physics Lab". Interested parties can click on the different topics covered in each course to discover a brief overview of areas such as "Semiconductors & Diodes" and "Ultrasound Imaging". Additionally, the site also contains links to course notes and lab exercises for the courses "Advanced Electronics and Computer Instrumentation" and "Advanced Physics Lab". Also, visitors shouldn't miss the link to a nanoscience lab manual created by physicists at the University of Wisconsin, which can also be found on the site.

442

Developing an Advanced Lab course from scratch  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A few years ago the Alpha group in APS organized faculty with interests in advanced lab courses in physics. At the University of Wyoming, we re-launched an advanced lab course after doing more than 15 years without one. Our majors had to take an electronic course in the Electrical Engineering department to get familiar with any kind of electronic equipment. Now we are in the fourth teaching session of the advanced Modern Physics lab and we will expand the course into a two-term course beginning spring 2013. Forty-five majors have gone through our labs, We developed an oral exam tradition, which is now beginning to lend our department upper level outcome assessment credibility for campus wide assessment.

Michalak, Rudi

2012-10-01

443

Lab 4: Finding Coral's Ideal Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Corals, like other living animals, require a particular range of environmental conditions to survive. In this lab, students examine sea surface temperature, depth, salinity, and aragonite saturation data to discover coral reefs' favored environments.

444

Introducing Scientific Reasoning with the Penny Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides background information and detailed procedures for a lab involving pennies that enables students to discover information on scientific methodology, experimental design, and the determination of density. Contains 26 references. (DDR)

Mauldin, Robert F.

1997-01-01

445

Ejs Intro SpringLab Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Cox, Anne; Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2008-05-30

446

Ames Lab 101: Cleaner Greener Magnets  

ScienceCinema

Karl Gschneidner with the Materials Science and Engineering at Ames Laboratory gives the 101 on the forms and functions of magnets. He discusses how Ames Lab is developing magnets that are cheaper and better for the environment.

447

EarthLabs: A National Model for Earth Science Lab Courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a response to the need for more rigorous, inquiry-based high school Earth science courses, a coalition of scientists, educators, and five states have created EarthLabs, a set of pilot modules that can serve as a national model for lab-based science courses. The content of EarthLabs chapters focuses on Earth system science and environmental literacy and conforms to the National

J. R. McDaris; L. Dahlman; D. Barstow

2008-01-01

448

HIV-1 assembly at the plasma membrane.  

PubMed

HIV-1 particle assembly takes place at the plasma membrane, which likely enhances release of extracellular virions and spread to next target cells. Recent work by our lab and others started to reveal a molecular mechanism by which HIV ensures to make the plasma membrane as a primary site of virus assembly. PMID:20510745

Ono, Akira

2010-05-26

449

LabView in engineering laboratory courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project is to introduce the national instruments software LabView to the lower division engineering laboratory courses in electrical and mechanical engineering. LabView provides a modern tool to perform the computer-based experiments, date acquisition, and instrumentation measurements. The objectives of this project are: gain hands-on experience; understand how engineering system works; develop technical skills including programming and analysis; provide interactive

J. Y.-Z. Wang

2003-01-01

450

Teaching Cybersecurity with DeterLab  

Microsoft Academic Search

The DETER project aims to advance cybersecurity research and education. Over the past seven years, the project has focused on improving and redefining the methods, technology, and infrastructure for developing cyberdefense technology. The project's research results are put into practice by DeterLab, a public, free-for-use experimental facility available to researchers and educators worldwide. Educators can use DeterLab's exercises to teach

Jelena Mirkovic; Terry Benzel

2012-01-01

451

Frederick National Lab: Research Donor Program (RDP)  

Cancer.gov

The Research Donor Program (RDP) serves as a central repository for the collection and distribution of whole blood samples from healthy volunteers to the Frederick National Lab Investigators for in vitro research use. Approved projects can obtain timely and inexpensive samples through OHS. Employees of the Frederick National Lab and Fort Detrick community may volunteer to be donors. Monetary compensation is provided for donor participation. The program is administered by Occupational Health Services.

452

Jefferson Lab Plotting Toolkit for accelerator controls  

SciTech Connect

Experimental physics generates numerous data sets that scientists analyze using plots, graphs, etc. The Jefferson Lab Plotting Toolkit, JPT, a graphical user interface toolkit, was developed at Jefferson Lab to do data plotting. JPT provides data structures for sets of data, analyzes the range of the data, calculates the reasonable maximum, minimum, and scale of axes, sets line styles and marker styles, plots curves and fills areas.

J. Chen; M. Keesee; C. Larrieu; G. Lei

1999-03-01

453

Chisholm Lab at MIT: Resources on Phytoplankton  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chisholm Lab at MIT has done groundbreaking work on the role of phytoplankton in ocean systems, including the discovery of a new species of phytoplankton, Prochlorococcus, found to be an abundant marine photosynthetic bacterium. The resources provided at the Lab's site include basic and advanced information on phytoplankton, laboratory protocols, a bibliography of additional resources, and links to a variety of sources in oceanography, marine biology, genomics, and other subjects.

2007-04-06

454

Information Assurance Security and Lab Series  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-11-05

455

The Technology Teaching Lab: Meeting the ISTE Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The technology teaching lab program at Ohio State University at Mansfield is a series of 2-hour labs that runs concurrently with preservice methods blocks. The purpose of the lab is to give the students the experience necessary to integrate technology into their classroom. The lab provides the students with instruction, opportunities, and…

Bucci, Terri Teal

456

The Technology Teaching Lab: Meeting the ISTE Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The technology teaching lab program at Ohio State University at Mansfield is a series of 2-hour labs that runs concurrently with preservice methods blocks. The purpose of the lab is to give the students the experience necessary to integrate technology into their classroom. The lab provides the students with instruction, opportunities, and…

Bucci, Terri Teal

457

Unique Approach to Hydraulic Characterization at an Underground Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Sanford Underground Laboratory is the interim lab for the future federally funded DUSEL (Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab). The Sanford Lab took over the abandoned Homestake mine in Lead, SD. Over three hundred miles of drift, extending 8,000 feet below the surface, are now being used to house experiments in disciplines including physics, geology, and biology. The lab

T. L. Jones; J. S. Wang

2009-01-01

458

77 FR 3750 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include a Faculty Focus Group; Religious Training and Respect; the Superintendent and Command Chief Update; Diversity in the Athletic Department; the Air...

2012-01-25

459

Examination of Factors Relating to Retention of United States Military Academy Graduates.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Graduates of the United States Military Academy, who received concentrated professional and motivational training, have served traditionally as the backbone of the United States Officer Corps. The fact that numbers of these graduates resign after completi...

M. O. Edmonds

1972-01-01

460

Guide to the Microform Collections of the USMA (United States Military Academy) Library.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This guide gives brief descriptions of the various holdings in the microform collection of the United States Military Academy Library. Directions are included as to their locations within the library. Instructions are also given for accessing the contents...

P. T. Nergelovic

1983-01-01

461

U.S. Naval Academy Officials Did Not Adhere to Contracting and Gift Policies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We determined whether the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and its supporting organizations were properly disbursing, recording, accepting, and reporting donations, gifts, and nonappropriated funds (NAPs). From January 1 through December 31, 2010, USNA received ...

P. A. Marsh

2011-01-01

462

Predicting First Year Achievement of Air Force Academy Cadets, Class of 1964.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Applicants for each Air Force Academy class take a battery of selection tests to establish their qualifications. Entering cadets take an additional battery consisting mainly of nonacademic experimental tests, developed as part of a program for the product...

R. E. Miller

1964-01-01

463

Longitudinal Study of Sleep Patterns of United States Military Academy Cadets.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study provided an opportunity to observe sleep patterns in a college-age population attending the United States Military Academy. This 4-year longitudinal study investigated sleep patterns of cadets. A stratified sample of 80 cadets had sleep patterns...

L. G. Shattuck N. L. Miller P. Matsangas

2010-01-01

464

Statistical Analysis of the Performance of Naval Academy Graduates at the Basic Officer Course.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis examines the performance of Naval Academy Graduates at the Marine Corps' Basic Officer Course conducted at The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia. The study reviews the Marine Officer Commissioning and Training programs available and provides ...

T. R. Finley

2002-01-01

465

Lifelong Learning Imperative in Engineering Workshop. Summary of a Workshop. National Academy of Engineering.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The examination of lifelong learning has been initiated by the National Academy of Engineering in order to assess current practices in lifelong learning for engineering professionals, to reexamine the underlying assumptions, consider options, and outline ...

D. Dutta

2009-01-01

466

Leader Traits and Behavior as Determinants of Leadership Effectiveness in a Military Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This correlational field study examined the relationships between personality traits, leader behaviors, and leader effectiveness. The study took place at the United States Air Force Academy, and the subjects were the eighty cadet squadron commanders in po...

B. F. Hall

1994-01-01

467

62 FR 63485 - Appointment to the United States Air Force Academy  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force 32 CFR Part 901 RIN 0701-AA58 Appointment to the United States Air Force Academy AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, Department of Defense. ACTION: Proposed...

1997-12-01

468

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

J. T. Russell

1968-01-01

469

Washington Academy of Biomedical Engineering (WABME) Quarterly Workshops: Clinical Problems and Engineering Solutions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Washington Academy of Biomedical Engineering (WABME) is an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional effort to promote research, technology transfer, and education in biomedical engineering in the national capital region. The core members of WABME are...

K. H. Wong

2005-01-01

470

Displaced Pride: Attacking Cynicism at the United States Air Force Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Cynicism is neither a new nor unfamiliar attitudinal expression amongst cadets at the Air Force Academy. While its roots lie with a succinct society of satirists in Ancient Greece, the modern cynic conjures negative connotations amongst superiors and orga...

B. Waring

2009-01-01

471

77 FR 50090 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-08-20

472

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-11-09

473

78 FR 53430 - Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors  

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

2013-08-29

474

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

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

2011-05-10

475

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-10-31

476

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-05-29

477

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-04-09

478

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-02-24

479

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-11-16

480

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-08-31

481

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-01-25

482

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-02-09

483

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-08-19

484

Do Online Labs Work? An Assessment of an Online Lab on Cell Division  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Some studies show students successfully learning science through online courses. This study compared students doing an online and in-class lab exercise on cell division. Online students performed slightly but significantly better on a follow-up content quiz, however, about half those expressed a strong preference for in-class lab work.|

Gilman, Sharon L.

2006-01-01

485

Multi-purpose specialty labs: providing specialized computer labs both cost and space effectively  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hands-on experience in computer science curricula in today's environment is a virtual must. In general, it is possible to create computer labs that will address this need for a variety of students and classes. Even if these labs are not utilized in class, they must be available for students to obtain experience out of class. However, in order that these

Robert Belles; Jacob R. Miller

2002-01-01

486

The Living Labs for the market development and value creation: The GNSS Living Lab Prize  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this paper is to demonstrate how Open Innovation and Living Labs concepts can support the industrial development of new business ideas. In particular, the adoption of Open Innovation \\/ User Driven concepts contributed to implement effective business development services in the GNSS (Global navigation satellite systems) downstream industry, based on the GNSS Living Lab Prize. This initiative

Andreas Dippelhofer; Ulrike Daniels; Thorsten Rudolph; Roberto Santoro

2011-01-01

487

Biotechnology Virtual Labs - Integrating Wet-lab Techniques and Theoretical Learning for Enhanced Learning at Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

For enhanced education at the level of University courses such as those in biology or biotechnology, one of the key elements is the need of time and expertise to allow the student to familiarize laboratory techniques in par with regular theory. The Sakshat Amrita virtual biotechnology lab project focusing on virtualizing wet-lab techniques and integrating the learning experience has added

Shyam Diwakar; Krishnashree Achuthan; Prema Nedungadi

2010-01-01

488

US Department of Energy Central Training Academy safeguards and technical security training program  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1984 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the Central Training Academy (CTA). The academy's mission at that time was to provide state-of-the-art, standardized training to DOE and DOe contractor safeguards and security personnel. The CTA's primary mission still is to provide quality training of the safeguards and security personnel throughout the DOE who are, or may become, involved

Nessel

1991-01-01

489

Preparing Minority Students for Graduate School: The Model of the Timbuktu Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Timbuktu Academy is a comprehensive, systemic mentoring program at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge (SUBR), Louisiana. We define systemic mentoring as one that is woven into the core functions of an organization. For most universities, those functions include instruction, research, and service. While the Academy has programs for pre-college and graduate students, its Ten-Strand Systemic Mentoring

Diola Bagayoko

2010-01-01

490

Unmanned Aircraft Flights and Research at the United States Air Force Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The United States Air Force Academy is actively involved in unmanned aircraft research across numerous departments involving\\u000a many projects, aircraft, government agencies, and experimental programs. The importance of these research projects to the\\u000a Academy, the faculty, the cadets, the Air Force, and to the defense of the nation cannot be understated. In an effort to be\\u000a proactive in cooperating with

Dean E. Bushey

491

Unmanned Aircraft Flights and Research at the United States Air Force Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The United States Air Force Academy is actively involved in unmanned aircraft research across numerous departments involving\\u000a many projects, aircraft, government agencies, and experimental programs. The importance of these research projects to the\\u000a Academy, the faculty, the cadets, the Air Force, and to the defense of the nation cannot be understated. In an effort to be\\u000a proactive in cooperating with

Dean E. Bushey

2009-01-01

492

The Academy of General Dentistry's ongoing charge for quality dental education.  

PubMed

The core competency statement of the Academy of General Dentistry is "Quality of care through lifelong learning". This article traces the history of the Academy from its founding in 1952 through the development of its programs in Fellowships and Masterships, the Fellowship Exam, the American Board of General Dentistry, the National Sponsor Approval Program, and its recent efforts to reaffirm and sharpen its mission. PMID:10665236

Winland, R D; Mages, M

1999-01-01

493

Personality type and success among female naval academy midshipmen.  

PubMed

There are relatively few studies regarding factors that predict success among female midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA). This study examined the personality characteristics of 1,568 women admitted to USNA between 1988 and 1996 to evaluate whether personality type was predictive of success vs. attrition. Participants completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as well as a demographic questionnaire upon admission. Indicators of performance were gathered at graduation. Results indicated that most women at USNA are extroverts. Extroverted-Sensing-Thinking-Judging types were more likely to graduate, whereas Feeling and Perceiving themes were associated with dropping out. Previous military service and higher Scholastic Aptitude Test Math scores were also predictive of success at USNA. In general, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was not a good predictor of academic or military success at USNA. Among women who graduate, Scholastic Aptitude Test (Verbal and Math) scores appear to be the best predictors of both academic and military ratings. PMID:11603241

Murray, K M; Johnson, W B

2001-10-01

494

Robert Penn Warren: The Academy of American Poets  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

PubMed Central

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

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

1996-01-01

496

Characteristics of a LaB6 hollow cathode in the glow-arc transition  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new type of a simple LaB6 hollow cathode tube allows us to have very stable discharge even in the regime of the glow-arc transition, which is commonly unstable for widely used cathode materials (Ta,W). Because of the relatively large size of our device (25 mm diameter) and the low-temperature operation (~1400 K), we were able to investigate various plasma

Akira Tonegawa; Kazuo Takayama

1990-01-01

497

Development of low-cost microfluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip biosensor applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this work, we develop low-cost microfluidic systems based on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) for lab-on-a-chip applications.\\u000a PDMS microfluidic structures have been fabricated by micromolding, PDMS casting, and plasma bonding processes. The micromolding\\u000a technique is used to fabricate PDMS slabs with micro-sized grooves, and the complete microchannel is formed by bonding PDMS\\u000a slab with glass or PDMS substrate. The molding procedure using

Adisorn Tuantranont; Tahom Lomas; Thitima Maturos; Anurat Wisitsora-at; Panote Thavarungkul; Proespichaya Kanatharana; Warakorn Limbut; Suchera Loyprasert

2006-01-01

498

Environment monitoring using LabVIEW  

SciTech Connect

A system has been developed for electronically recording and monitoring temperature, humidity, and other environmental variables at the Silicon Detector Facility located in Lab D. The data is collected by LabVIEW software, which runs in the background on an Apple Macintosh. The software is completely portable between Macintosh, MS Windows, and Sun platforms. The hardware includes a Macintosh with 8 MB of RAM; an external ADC-1 analog-to-digital converter that uses a serial port; LabVIEW software; temperature sensors; humidity sensors; and other voltage/current sensing devices. ADC values are converted to ASCII strings and entered into files which are read over Ethernet. Advantages include automatic logging, automatic recovery after power interruptions, and the availability of stand-alone applications for other locations with inexpensive software and hardware.

Hawtree, J.

1995-01-01

499

Lab: Horizontally Launched Projectiles (with uncertainty analysis)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a version of the time-tested lab where students roll a ball off a table top and use kinematics in two dimensions to try to predict where the ball will land. While many versions of this lab have been previously published, in this version students determine the uncertainty of all measurements and uncertainty of their prediction. The techniques and vocabulary are consistent with the Introduction to Measurement packet. In most versions of this lab, students predict the distance away from the table where they think the ball will land. Then, students launch the projectile to see whether their prediction is right. In this version, students use the concept of uncertainty and predict a range of distances between which they predict the ball will land. Then they launch the projectile to see whether their prediction is correct within their stated range of certainty.

Bohacek, Peter

500

Recent results in DIS from Jefferson Lab  

SciTech Connect

Recent results in Deep Inelastic processes measured at Jefferson Lab are presented. In addition to the inclusive reactions typically discussed in the context of Deep Inelastic (electron) Scattering, particular emphasis is given to Deep Exclusive and semi#19;inclusive reactions. Jefferson Lab has made significant contributions to the understanding of the partonic structure of the nucleon at large x, and with its first dedicated measurements is already providing important contributions to understanding the three-dimensional structure of the nucleon via constraints on Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) and Transverse Momentum Distributions (TMDs).

David Gaskell

2010-04-01