Sample records for academy plasma lab

  1. Animal Physiology Plasma Glucose Regulation Lab

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    Prestwich, Ken

    : The two assigned problems represent simplistic predictions of non ­regulation of plasma glucose levels (usually referred to as "blood glucose" or "bG" ­ not exactly correct because the concentrations are basedAnimal Physiology Plasma Glucose Regulation Lab General Description and Questions Introduction

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

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    Prestwich, Ken

    . Assume that a person ingests 50g of glucose and that all of it enters the blood and none is metabolized of the amount of glucose present in blood (3500 ml of plasma with a plasma glucose concentration of 100 mgPlasma Glucose Lab Problems -- Solutions 1 Bio390 Plasma Glucose Regulation Problems -- Solutions 1

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

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    Morgan, Patricia; Blair, Nancy

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Prestwich, Ken

    the probability that the "time zero" subjects for the exercise, glucose, fructose, yogurt and pasta loads had1 Plasma Glucose Lab Experiment Data Analysis (25 pts) Assignment: Before starting your analysisG_initials_initials_initials.xls where initials refers to the initials of each member of the group 1. Exercise: We already examined

  5. PlasmaLab/Eco-Plasma - The future of complex plasma research in space

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Knapek, Christina; Thomas, Hubertus; Huber, Peter; Mohr, Daniel; Hagl, Tanja; Konopka, Uwe; Lipaev, Andrey; Morfill, Gregor; Molotkov, Vladimir

    The next Russian-German cooperation for the investigation of complex plasmas under microgravity conditions on the International Space Station (ISS) is the PlasmaLab/Eco-Plasma project. Here, a new plasma chamber -- the ``Zyflex'' chamber -- is being developed. The chamber is a cylindrical plasma chamber with parallel electrodes and a flexible system geometry. It is designed to extend the accessible plasma parameter range, i.e. neutral gas pressure, plasma density and electron temperature, and also to allow an independent control of the plasma parameters, therefore increasing the experimental quality and expected knowledge gain significantly. With this system it will be possible to reach low neutral gas pressures (which means weak damping of the particle motion) and to generate large, homogeneous 3D particle systems for studies of fundamental phenomena such as phase transitions, dynamics of liquids or phase separation. The Zyflex chamber has already been operated in several parabolic flight campaigns with different configurations during the last years, yielding a promising outlook for its future development. Here, we will present the current status of the project, the technological advancements the Zyflex chamber will offer compared to its predecessors, and the latest scientific results from experiments on ground and in microgravity conditions during parabolic flights. This work and some of the authors are funded by DLR/BMWi (FKZ 50 WP 0700).

  6. Honeycomblike large area LaB6 plasma source for Multi-Purpose Plasma facility

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Woo, Hyun-Jong; Chung, Kyu-Sun; You, Hyun-Jong; Lee, Myoung-Jae; Lho, Taihyeop; Choh, Kwon Kook; Yoon, Jung-Sik; Jung, Yong Ho; Lee, Bongju; Yoo, Suk Jae; Kwon, Myeon

    2007-10-01

    A Multi-Purpose Plasma (MP2) facility has been renovated from Hanbit mirror device [Kwon et al., Nucl. Fusion 43, 686 (2003)] by adopting the same philosophy of diversified plasma simulator (DiPS) [Chung et al., Contrib. Plasma Phys. 46, 354 (2006)] by installing two plasma sources: LaB6 (dc) and helicon (rf) plasma sources; and making three distinct simulators: divertor plasma simulator, space propulsion simulator, and astrophysics simulator. During the first renovation stage, a honeycomblike large area LaB6 (HLA-LaB6) cathode was developed for the divertor plasma simulator to improve the resistance against the thermal shock fragility for large and high density plasma generation. A HLA-LaB6 cathode is composed of the one inner cathode with 4in. diameter and the six outer cathodes with 2in. diameter along with separate graphite heaters. The first plasma is generated with Ar gas and its properties are measured by the electric probes with various discharge currents and magnetic field configurations. Plasma density at the middle of central cell reaches up to 2.6×1012 cm-3, while the electron temperature remains around 3-3.5eV at the low discharge current of less than 45A, and the magnetic field intensity of 870G. Unique features of electric property of heaters, plasma density profiles, is explained comparing with those of single LaB6 cathode with 4in. diameter in DiPS.

  7. Implementing the Lab School Club Model at the Academy in Manayunk

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    Herman, Chris

    2010-01-01

    Central to The Lab School model is Sally Smith's Club Methodology, the full immersion of students into a time period where historical information is learned through multi-sensory activities. While immersed, through the use of costumes and elaborately decorated classrooms, students are engaged in project-based learning. As the student's…

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

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    Shyy, Wei

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

  9. American Academy of Optometry

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    ... Scientific Program (Papers and Posters) Future Meetings Past Meetings Academy 2012 Phoenix Academy 2013 Seattle Academy 2013 Seattle Handouts Academy 2014 Denver Academy Education Online Past Abstract & Outline Search Abstract Citation Information Past Ocular Photography ...

  10. NASA Academy Program Descriptions

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    Wang, Z. Jane

    NASA Academy Program Descriptions October 2010 #12;NASA Academy Program Descriptions 2011 October 11, 2010 1/5 NASA Academy at ARC, GRC, GSFC, and MSFC Websites: Ames: http://academy.arc.nasa.gov Glenn: http://academy.grc.nasa.gov Goddard: http://academy.gsfc.nasa.gov Marshall: http://academy.msfc.nasa

  11. National Academies

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    ... Academies aimed at improving disaster resilience in the United States. As the nation honored its veterans on Nov. ... is causing the record-low temperatures in the United States and Canada. In an interview with BBC Future, ...

  12. Japan-Korea Workshop 2007, Gifu, Japan Honeycomb-like Large Area LaB6 Plasma Source

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Japan-Korea Workshop 2007, Gifu, Japan Honeycomb-like Large Area LaB6 Plasma Source for Multi Research Center, 2) Hanyang University #12;Japan-Korea Workshop 2007, Gifu, Japan AbstractAbstract Multi field intensity of 870 G #12;Japan-Korea Workshop 2007, Gifu, Japan Overview of MP2Overview of MP2 #12

  13. Gilda's Academy

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    Duplessis, Gilda

    2008-01-01

    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…

  14. America's Service Academies, Your Service Academies

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    1997-08-01

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

  16. Khan Academy

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    Khan, Salman

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

  17. Robotics Academy

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    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

  18. Academies and School Diversity

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    Curtis, Andrew

    2009-01-01

    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…

  19. Career Academy Course Sequences.

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    Markham, Thom; Lenz, Robert

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

  20. Why a Steiner Academy?

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    Avison, Kevin

    2008-01-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

    2010-11-01

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

  3. Talent Management in Academies

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    Davies, Brent; Davies, Barbara J.

    2010-01-01

    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.…

  4. Academy of American Poets

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

  5. IP @ The National Academies

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    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.

  6. Advanced Lab View® Labs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Essick; Eric D. Jones

    1999-01-01

    In the world of computer-based data acquisition and control, the graphical interface program LabVIEW from National Instruments is so ubiquitous that in many ways it has almost become the laboratory standard. To date, there have been approximately fifteen books concerning LabVIEW, but Professor Essick's treatise takes on a completely different tack than all of the previous discussions. In the more

  7. Fusion\\/Astrophysics Teacher Research Academy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Donald Correll

    2005-01-01

    In order to engage California high school science teachers in the area of plasma physics and fusion research, LLNL's Fusion Energy Program has partnered with the UC Davis Edward Teller Education Center, ETEC (http:\\/\\/etec.ucdavis.edu), the Stanford University Solar Center (http:\\/\\/solar-center.stanford.edu) and LLNL's Science \\/ Technology Education Program, STEP (http:\\/\\/education.llnl.gov). A four-level ``Fusion & Astrophysics Research Academy'' has been designed to

  8. California Academy of Sciences

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    2005-01-01

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

  9. Online Writing Labs as Sites for Community Engagement

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    Wells, Jaclyn Michelle

    2010-01-01

    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…

  10. The Academy Harvard Medical School

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    Paulsson, Johan

    The Academy Harvard Medical School Annual Report 2010 - 2011 #12;#12;To the HMS Community Academic year 2011 was another exciting and productive period for the Harvard Medical School Academy. Our of the Academy Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medicine and Medical Education Harvard Medical School 1 #12

  11. Update: NGA Cluster Policy Academy

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    process as one of seven states to participate in the National Governor's Association's Policy Academy1 Update: NGA Cluster Policy Academy Presented to the Northwest Energy Efficiency Task Force, Workforce Work Group August 14, 2008 #12;2 Policy Academy Overview Oregon was selected through a competitive

  12. Free Schools and Academies

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    Eades, Jane

    2014-01-01

    The number and range of problems associated with academies and "free" schools is worrying and can be attributed to the lack of ability of central Government to oversee the increasingly fragmented education provision. In this article, the author looks at just a few of those problems which have been reported since she started to log them…

  13. Academy Engages Incarcerated Youths

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2010-01-01

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

  14. Peninsula Academies Program.

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    Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City, CA.

    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…

  15. Dual Enrollment Academy Programs

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    Gonzalez, Nicolas; Chavez, Guadalupe

    2009-01-01

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

  16. Every Day Is National Lab Day

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    Bull, Glen

    2010-01-01

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

  17. NOVA Labs

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

  18. Sibelius Academy: Music Resources

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    1996-01-01

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

  19. National Academy Press

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    Provided by 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 (reviewed in the November 12, 1997 Scout Report for Science & Engineering), this outstanding resource will quickly become a favorite of scientists and researchers in a variety of fields. While there are numerous sites offering excerpts of new books and just as many containing the full text of out-of-copyright works, this site is unique in that it provides the full text of over 1000 recent, new, and even prepublication books from the NAP. The books are offered in several versions, including HTML, image format, and .pdf. Users may browse titles by subject or conduct a keyword search. Subjects include: Biology, Computer Sciences, Education, Mathematical Sciences and Statistics, Science and Ethics, and many others. Users can check the New Online page for the latest published and prepublication books added to the site or sign up for a free email notification service.

  20. National Academy Museum: Audio & Video

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

  1. RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUDKER INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS

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    on confining of plasmas in a magnetic trap. Nuclear Fusion: Supplement, part 3, p. 1045 (1962). FirstRUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUDKER INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS SIBERIAN BRANCH Compiled by A.V. Zaytseva,b a Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia b Novosibirsk State University

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

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Forensic Management Academy ­ Spring 2011 Tentative Schedule Forensic Management Academy Spring Effective Leadership Styles Joyce Heames 8:30 ­ 11:30 Session IV Performance Management Dean Gialamas 8:30 ­ 11:30 Session VI Fundamentals of Budgeting Paul Speaker 8:30 ­ 11:30 Session IX Process Improvement

  3. Planning Guide for Career Academies.

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    California Univ., Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network.

    This document presents guidelines and resource materials to assist individuals in planning career academies. Chapter 1 defines career academies as programs designed around the following key elements: (1) development and cultivation of a small learning community; (2) a college preparatory curriculum with a career theme; and (3) partnerships with…

  4. Freshman Academies on a Shoestring

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    Clark, Carrie; Hunley, Allen

    2007-01-01

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

  5. National Academy of Forensic Engineers

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

  6. Planning Guide for Career Academies

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    Dayton, Charles

    2010-01-01

    A career academy is a small learning community within a high school, which selects a subset of students and teachers for a two-, three-, or four-year period. Students enter through a voluntary process; they must apply and be accepted, with parental knowledge and support. A career academy involves teachers from different subjects working together…

  7. National Academy of Engineering

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    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 â??Newsâ?ť 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 NAEâ??s 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 â??Engineer Girlâ?ť and â??Technically Speakingâ?ť. 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.

  8. Lab Safety

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    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.

  9. Rocket Lab

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

  10. National Academies: Transportation

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    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 â??Freight Capacity for the 21st Centuryâ?ť and â??Buckling Up: Technologies to Increase Seat Belt Useâ?ť. 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.

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

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

    2013-03-01

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

  12. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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  13. 75 FR 52318 - Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education; Congressional Academies for...

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    2010-08-25

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

  14. National Academy of Engineering Awards

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

  15. American Academy of Ophthalmology: Eyenet

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    American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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

  16. Computer Lab

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

  17. Electrolysis Lab

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    This lab exercise allows students to produce hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis. Students will learn more about the process of electrolysis and how different materials and additives can impact the process. Several questions will get the activity started and help students review what they already know about electrolysis. A step by step procedure is included for the in-class lab. This document may be downloaded in Microsoft Word file format.

  18. Academy of Achievement

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    Letâ??s 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 â??museum of living historyâ?ť, 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 â??Achiever Galleryâ?ť, 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 â??For Teachersâ?ť section, which offers a number of pedagogical tools specifically aimed towards those in the teaching profession.

  19. National Academy of Engineering: WTOP Radio Series Archive

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    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.

  20. 1997 NASA Academy in Aeronautics

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    Andrisani, Dominick, II

    1998-01-01

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

  1. Lab Contact: After Hours Phone

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Emergency Response Personnel must be able to contact a knowledgeable party for information about the lab. Lab Contacts Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Lab Contact

  2. Virtual Labs

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

  3. Virtual Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  4. Nicolae Donitch (Donici) reestablished to Romanian Academy

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    Miron, Radu

    The speaker's talk concerned the reestablishment of the astronomer Nicole N. Donitch (Donici) into the Romanian Academy. The speaker has cited a recent issue of the Romanian Academy concerning the reestablishment.

  5. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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

  6. Reality and dreams: state of the academy.

    PubMed

    Torabi, Mohammad R

    2005-01-01

    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

  7. New York Academy of Sciences

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

  8. Butterfly Lab

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    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.

  9. Building Career Tech Programs into Career Academies

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    Delano, Rick; Mittelsteadt, Sandy

    2005-01-01

    In Manatee County, Florida, not only did they build career tech programs into career academies, but they also developed an evaluation process to ensure these career academies were credible. A District Academic team created the "Documentation of Academy Assessment Criteria" with 12 core components and a rubric that helps evaluators determine the…

  10. New Petrochemical Science and Technology Academy

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    Majka, Connie

    2005-01-01

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

  11. Authentic Assessment in the First Steiner Academy

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    Burnett, John

    2009-01-01

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

  12. The Academy at Harvard Medical School

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    Paulsson, Johan

    that served as a primer on medical education research, and began a national search to fill a new positionThe Academy at Harvard Medical School The Academy Center for Teaching and Learning Annual Report 2009-2010 #12;Richard Schwartzstein, MD Director, Academy at Harvard Medical School Ellen and Melvin

  13. WWU Sustainability Academy Western Washington University

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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

  14. SUMMER ARCHITECTURE ACADEMY HOUSING AND MEDICAL

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    SUMMER ARCHITECTURE ACADEMY HOUSING AND MEDICAL INFORMATION AND AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD To: Summer Architecture Academy students and parents From: University of Oregon Department of Architecture We are looking forward to another exciting and educational Summer Architecture Academy. Many

  15. Echolocation Lab

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

    1995-06-30

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

  16. Labs: 1987.

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    Igelsrud, Don, Ed.

    1988-01-01

    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)

  17. Satellite Academies Program: Interim Report.

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    Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.

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

  18. From the Academy Quantum computing

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    Bai, Fengshan

    From the Academy Quantum computing Shu-Shen Li* , Gui-Lu Long§¶ , Feng-Shan Bai , Song-Lin Feng University, Beijing 100084, China Quantum computing is a quickly growing research field. This article introduces the basic concepts of quantum computing, recent developments in quantum searching, and decoherence

  19. The Academy Harvard Medical School

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    Paulsson, Johan

    ways, academic year 2012 was the "Year of Critical Thinking" for the HMS Academy. Critical thinking, led by co-chairs David Roberts and Keith Baker and the critical thinking interest group, highlighted critical thinking as a unifying topic for inter- active teaching sessions that integrated theory

  20. Academy of Achievement - Quincy Jones

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    Academy of Achievement

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

  1. Cost Containment: Phillips Academy's Approach.

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    Cullen, Neil H.

    1993-01-01

    Steps taken by Phillips Academy (Massachusetts) to contain costs during a serious deficit included short-term measures (increasing tuition and some fees, increasing enrollment, tightening administrative procedures, reduced personnel costs, and reducing programs) and long-term actions (early faculty retirement, increased retirement benefits,…

  2. Knowledge Management and the Academy

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

    2008-01-01

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

  3. INSPIRED High School Computing Academies

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    Doerschuk, Peggy; Liu, Jiangjiang; Mann, Judith

    2011-01-01

    If we are to attract more women and minorities to computing we must engage students at an early age. As part of its mission to increase participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computing, the Increasing Student Participation in Research Development Program (INSPIRED) conducts computing academies for high school students. The…

  4. Science, Nationalism, and the Academy.

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    Commager, Henry Steele

    1985-01-01

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

  5. Students and Teachers Entrepreneurship Academy

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    's Entrepreneurship Academy provided innovative math, science and technology- based business and life skills to high Entrepreneurship Youth Institute Kokomo Area Career Center ZipINdiana Companies Innovations in Top Line Growth an aptitude and interest in the areas of math, science, technology and an interest in entrepreneurship. #12

  6. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. ISSN 0077-8923 ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    York Academy of Sciences in New York City. Keywords: consciousness; mindfulness; meditation about mindfulness, even though there were certainly plenty of people who meditated back then. If you had in the lab; it's about you and me; it's about anxiety and resilience about well-being, and happiness; and it

  7. A High School Research-Oriented Academy

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    Adkins, J.

    2011-12-01

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

  8. Jefferson Lab

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    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.

  9. Squid Lab

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    National Aquarium in Baltimore

    This online handbook features a downloadable PDF of pre-and post-visit activities for the Squid Lab, a traveling outreach program hosted by the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The hands-on activities and student sheets may be incorporated into any life science classroom. The Squid Lab begins with an overview of the cephalopods, with a particular emphasis on squid. The overall anatomy of the squid is also discussed to provide students with a preview of what they will see when the dissection begins. Students will learn about the adaptations, defense mechanisms, feeding habits, predators and reproductive strategies of squid. Step by step directions are given to guide the students through the dissection.

  10. Nanoscience Discovery AcademyNanoscience Discovery Academy A two-week Science Academy for 9th

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    Houston area high schools Students competitively selected What Hands-on exposure to environmental science Building, Dell Butcher Hall 214 How Ask your teacher for details regarding the application process or visit Academy is a 2-week program focusing on hands-on learning about nanotechnology, green chemistry

  11. Chromatography Lab

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    2014-09-18

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

  12. Biodiesel Lab

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    McMahan, Andrew

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

  13. LabWrite

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    Dr. Michael Carter

    2005-09-15

    LabWrite is a website students can use to write better lab reports, which helps students learn to think scientifically. The main structure of the site is chronological, guiding students through the full lab experience: PreLab is a set of questions that initiates scientific inquiry; InLab helps students collect, organize, and analyze data during the lab; PostLab offers a step-by-step guide to writing the report; and LabCheck helps students revise their reports before handing them in. In addition to the standard hypothetical lab, LabWrite also provides full support for descriptive labs and labs that students design for themselves. LabWrite also includes an extensive set of resources, such as an Excel tutorial and guides for creating tables and graphs, which students can use on their own or teachers can use for in-class instruction. The website contains a guide for teachers.

  14. Comparison of two lab-made spray chambers based on MSIS™ for simultaneous metal determination using vapor generation-inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy.

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    Fuentes-Cid, A; Villanueva-Alonso, J; Peńa-Vázquez, E; Bermejo-Barrera, P

    2012-10-24

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of two lab-made systems based on the Multimode Introduction System (MSIS™) and the modified MSIS™, to generate and introduce vapors of Ag, Cu, Cd, Cu, Ni, Sn, Zn, and also Au in the ICP torch. An univariate procedure was used to select the optimized working conditions (Ar flow, sample, reductant and waste flows, and reagent concentrations). Optimum conditions for working with modified MSIS were: nitric acid concentration 0.35 M, 8-hydroxyquinoline concentration: 40 mg L(-1), sodium borohydride concentration: 1.75% (w/v)+0.4% (w/v) NaOH, argon purge flow to sweep the vapors to the torch: 1.2 L min(-1), sample flow and sodium borohydride flows: 2.3 L min(-1); waste flow: 7.7 mL min(-1). For the optimum working conditions for lab-made MSIS in dual mode the concentration of 8-hydroxyquinoline was 225 mg L(-1), the Ar purge flow was 0.75 L min(-1), and the conventional nebulization flow was 2.3 L min(-1). The sensitivity obtained was higher using the lab-made MSIS than using the lab-made modified MSIS or a forced outlet gas-liquid separator. The limits of detection were better for Au, Cd, Sn than those obtained using conventional nebulization; the measurements were precise (RSDs?5% in dual mode) and a good accuracy was obtained in the determination of Cd, Cu, Ni and Zn in a wastewater reference material using aqueous calibration and the lab-made MSIS in dual mode. PMID:23036464

  15. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

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

  16. 32 CFR 575.6 - Catalogue, United States Military Academy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 true Catalogue, United States Military Academy. 575.6 Section...ARMY PERSONNEL ADMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY § 575.6 Catalogue, United States Military Academy. The latest...

  17. LabWrite: Improving Lab Reports

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    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.

  18. Paleotempestology Lab

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    Kira Lawrence

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

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

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

    2012-10-01

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

  20. Academy for Educational Development (AED)

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    1997-01-01

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

  1. Implementing Career Academies Schoolwide: Four Case Studies.

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

    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…

  2. Naval Academy Continues Its Diversity Trend

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    Cooper, Kenneth J.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  3. Research and Engagement Academy Scholarly Coaches

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    Pohl, Karsten

    Research and Engagement Academy Scholarly Coaches 2011 & 2012 A Community Engaged Research University The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching #12;University of New Hampshire Research for Research Brad Kinsey (2011, 2012) Faculty co-chair, Research and Engagement Academy Associate Professor

  4. MINUTES OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY

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    Gelfond, Michael

    MINUTES OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY April 2, 2005 Present: Tom Zachman, Chair, Tony Childress, H. Scott Norville, Civil Engineering Department Chair, and Debbie Starcher, Civil Engineering Department Supervisor. Call to Order The eighteenth annual meeting of the Civil Engineering Academy convened

  5. MINUTES OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY

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    Gelfond, Michael

    MINUTES OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY March 31, 2007 Present: J. G. (Greg) Soules, Civil, Kyle Womack, Tom Zachman, H. Scott Norville, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) Chair new inductees to the Civil Engineering Academy. They are: -Frank Crumb ­ Director, City of Fort Worth

  6. MINUTES OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY

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    Gelfond, Michael

    MINUTES OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY April 5, 2008 Present: Barry Allen, Rusty Thoma, Burton Bailey, Tony Childress, H. Scott Norville, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) Chair new inductees to the Civil Engineering Academy. They are: -Barry Allen ­ Vice President, Davis

  7. Research and Engagement Academy Faculty Scholars

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    Pohl, Karsten

    and Engagement Academy -- Faculty Scholars Michael Gass `11 Professor Kinesiology Joanne Samuels `11 Assistant Sciences Adrienne Kovach `12 Research Assistant Professor Natural Resources & the Environment Rebecca Rowe;University of New Hampshire Research and Engagement Academy -- Faculty Scholars UNH Manchester Michael Jonas

  8. plasmas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2014-12-01

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

  9. LabWrite

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    Michael Carter

    2000-07-15

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

  10. National Academies: The Hydrogen Economy

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

  11. Math Academy: History of Infinity

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    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.

  12. American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons

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    ... while maintaining high standards through peer review and continuous medical education. Meetings Join us for our Annual ... through setting high standards for training, credentialing and continuous surgical education... Click here for more American Academy ...

  13. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

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

  14. Academy Insights Vol. 3, No. 9

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    Paulsson, Johan

    GM. Writing education studies for publication. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 201 publication of research results and grant writing will ultimately determine career advancement. HoweverAcademy Insights Vol. 3, No. 9 Writing about Writing & Literature about Literature Scholarly

  15. America's Energy Future from the National Academies

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    National Academies of Sciences

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

  16. California Academy of Sciences: Discover Science

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    2012-05-25

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

  17. International Learning in a High School Academy.

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    Barnish, Mary Elin

    2002-01-01

    Describes organization, curriculum, and challenges of operating the World Languages and International Studies Academy, an international-studies program (school within a school) in an Elgin, Illinois, high school. (PKP)

  18. Einstein Session of the Pontifical Academy.

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    Science, 1980

    1980-01-01

    The texts of four speeches, given at the 1979 Einstein Session of the Pontifical Academy held in Rome, are presented. Each address relates to some aspect of the life and times of Albert Einstein. (SA)

  19. c Indian Academy of Sciences RESEARCH ARTICLE

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    Debat, Vincent

    c Indian Academy of Sciences RESEARCH ARTICLE Multidimensional analysis of Drosophila wing. In particular, temperature has attracted much attention because of its importance as an ecological feature evolutionary differentiation. In this study, using Drosophila melanogaster isofemale lines derived from wild

  20. 77 FR 48506 - CPSC Safety Academy

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  1. 78 FR 33836 - CPSC Safety Academy

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    ...testing and certification, the mandatory toy standard, and compliance processes. We...of children's products, the mandatory toy standard, navigating compliance issues...Import Process; and (Panel 6) F963-11 Toy Standards. The CPSC Safety Academy...

  2. Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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

  3. New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)

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    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.

  4. Lab Investigation Mixture Separation

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    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.

  5. Cybercamp Lab Book

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    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.

  6. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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    The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is a magnet school for grades 10 - 12 "created by the State to develop talent and stimulate excellence in teaching and learning in mathematics, science and technology." About 650 students are enrolled in this 3-year residential program, which takes "a unique approach to learning that is problem-centered, inquiry-based and integrative." The bulk of the website is dedicated to describing the program for current and prospective students and others interested in their approach. However, a section for educators provides links to two of their educational centers. The first, the Center for Problem Based Learning, offers a tutorial on a curriculum development and instructional approach that "simultaneously develops problem solving strategies, disciplinary knowledge bases, and skills." The second link takes you to the 21st Century Information Fluency Project, which provides news, information, tools, and instructional strategies for "information literacy/fluency in K-16." They define information literacy as "the ability to locate, evaluate and use information" and offer professional development workshops and dynamic lesson plans that bring together math and science teachers and their librarian peers to support information literacy instruction.

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

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    Piotrowski, Zbigniew

    ://www.ohiosci.org ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It is highly recommended that The Science Day Guide be used as a resource for development of science fair projects. This book is available to download for free on-line at: http://www.ohiosci.org/ScienceDATES, DEADLINES, FEES FOR District 15, Ohio Academy of Science Jr. Academy Lake­to­River Science

  8. High School Teaching Career Academies: Profiles and Practices. Urban Teacher Academy Project.

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    Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.

    The Urban Teacher Academy Project (UTAP) promotes the recruitment and preparation of qualified and diverse teachers for urban schools by expanding a school-to-career approach through high school teaching career academies. The UTAP has documented the best practices and developed practical information to guide the formation of career teaching…

  9. Plasma Levels of Uric Acid, Urea and Creatinine in Diabetics Who Visit the Clinical Analysis Laboratory (CAn-Lab) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

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    Amartey, N.A.A.; Mensah, F.O.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common metabolic diseases worldwide. This metabolic disorder contributes greatly to the significant proportion of the burden of renal damage and dysfunction. The aim of the study was to investigate the renal function of the diabetic patients who visit the Clinical Analysis Laboratory (CAn-Lab) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Materials and Methods: Demographic data as well as medical history were obtained through the administration of a questionnaire. Anthro-pometric measurements were taken and blood samples were analysed for glucose, uric acid, urea and creatinine. Data collected were analysed using SPSS version 16.0. Results: A total of 34 diabetic patients, aged from 40-77 y were recruited, 22 (64.7%) of them were males with mean age of 57.40 ± 11.8 y (±SD), while 12 (35.3%) were females with mean age of 58.17 ± 7.47 y. There was a statistically significant difference between the mean duration of the disease, as the females had longer duration, 12.50 ± 6.95 y, as compared to 7.32 ± 4.48 y in males (p=0.033). The mean plasma creatinine level in the females was 84.17 ± 54.73 ?mol/l. In the diabetic population, there was a positive correlation between age and plasma creatinine level, (r=0.375, p=0.029). In the female diabetics, there was a positive correlation between fasting blood sugar (FBS) and the measured metabolic end products (r>0.5, p<0.05), a positive correlation between body mass index (BMI) and uric acid (r=0.576, p=0.005) and a positive correlation between BMI and FBS (r= 0.625, p= 0.030). Conclusion: Our results on the parameters measured; show that the diabetic population was experiencing mild kidney dysfunction, compared to non-diabetic controls.

  10. Microfossils Lab (Labs 2 and 4)

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    Melissa Lobegeier

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

  11. The National Academies Space Studies Board

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    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.

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

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    Woods, Glenys J.; Woods, Philip A.

    2009-01-01

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

  13. 75 FR 21223 - National Academy of Sciences Study

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    ...CSB-10-01] National Academy of Sciences Study AGENCY: Chemical Safety...by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to examine the use...inadequate training on a new computer control system, which was...by the National Academy of Sciences to examine the use and...

  14. Illinois Junior Academy of Science Policy & Procedure Manual

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

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

  15. The Academy of Science of Bologna and the Kidney

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    V. Bonomini; C. Campieri; M. Zuccoli

    1999-01-01

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

  16. The Racial History of the U.S. Military Academies.

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    Hansen, Susan D.

    1999-01-01

    Presents the history of the entry of African American students and faculty into the nation's prestigious military institutions: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Notes that the military's effort to diversify its troops and officer corps is a recent…

  17. 76 FR 17425 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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

  18. 75 FR 39561 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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

  19. 75 FR 2153 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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

  20. 76 FR 20696 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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

  1. 75 FR 18524 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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    ...FEMA-2008-0010] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Federal...The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet on April...ID in the subject line of the message. Fax: (866) 466-5370...by the National Fire Academy Board of Visitors, go to...

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

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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

  3. Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab

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

    2008-04-16

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

  4. The Virtual Lab Book

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

  5. Reifenberger Nanophysics Lab

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

  6. Ariana Bevilacqua Jesse Mager's Lab

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    Wadsworth, Patricia

    Ariana Bevilacqua Jesse Mager's Lab Vet and Animal Sci. Dept. Inna Brockman Matthew Holden's Lab Microbiology Dept. Sonal Desai Rolf Karlstrom's Lab Biology Dept. Amy Halpern Pablo Visconti's Lab Vet. and Animal Sci. Dept. Tara Mahendrarajah Jeff Blanchard's Lab Microbiology Dept. Srinivasa Nithin Gopalsamy

  7. EarthLabs: Teacher's Guide

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

  8. Jupiter Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy.

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    Huttemeyer, Bob

    1996-01-01

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

  9. Lafayette Academy Charter School: Safe and Predictable

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    Principal Leadership, 2012

    2012-01-01

    This article features Lafayette Academy Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was recognized by the state board of education as a "center of excellence" in 2010, and given an automatic renewal of its charter--the only school in the state to receive this honor. The school has demonstrated impressive progress: the 2007 test results showed…

  10. Academy Insights Vol. 4, No. 4

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    Paulsson, Johan

    Academy Insights Vol. 4, No. 4 Innovations in Pedagogy: Critical Thinking Fridays in the Human-wide interactive critical thinking session on Fridays, replacing the standard didactic lectures on those days settings. They welcome Critical Thinking "Box" (above) Critical Thinking "Figure" (above) feedback

  11. Corporate Features and Faith-Based Academies

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    Green, Elizabeth

    2009-01-01

    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…

  12. c Indian Academy of Sciences REVIEW ARTICLE

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    Rose, Michael R.

    successes of evolution- ary biology since the life of Charles Darwin. To guide the reader throughc Indian Academy of Sciences REVIEW ARTICLE Evolution of ageing since Darwin MICHAEL R. ROSE explicit. Brian Charlesworth then developed the required mathematical population genetics for the evolution

  13. c Indian Academy of Sciences BOOK REVIEW

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    c Indian Academy of Sciences BOOK REVIEW Life-history evolution: understanding the proximate mechanisms Mechanisms of life history evolution Thomas Flatt and Andreas Heyland Oxford University Press as a fresh graduate student in a laboratory focussed on life-history evolution, I was required to write

  14. Action Learning Drives the Emerald Academy

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    Nalborczyk, Sarah; Sandelands, Luke

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. Mater Academy Charter Middle School: Consistent Expectations

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    Principal Leadership, 2010

    2010-01-01

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

  16. Corporate Discourse and the Academy: A Polemic.

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    Webster, Gary

    2003-01-01

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

  17. Difference, Power and Women in the Academy.

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    Raddon, Arwen

    2003-01-01

    Reviews two books, "Identity and Difference in Higher Education: Outsiders Within" (Pauline Anderson and Jenny Williams, Eds.) and "Gender, Teaching and Research in Higher Education: Challenges for the 21st Century" (Gillian Howie and Ashley Tauchert, Eds.). Both books explore a range of key issues faced by women in the academy and the role that…

  18. A REPORT FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY

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    Hazen, Terry

    reservoirs­­are principally derived from ancient algae and plant material. In other words, oil is a natural for energy and use them as raw material for growth. Much of the Earth's crude oil is trapped in undergroundA REPORT FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY MICROBES & OIL SPILLS #12;ABOUT ASM FAQs

  19. Can Academic Freedom Work in Military Academies?

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    Niday, Jackson A., II; Harrington, Kathleen

    2007-01-01

    This article addresses the thorny question of military discipline vs. academic freedom, demonstrating that the military academy is the perfect proving ground if you want to test the value of academic freedom. The authors, who are also Air Force officers, embarked on a two-year quest to determine what place academic freedom has at a military…

  20. Learning To Lead: The Galileo Leadership Academy.

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    Kloosterhouse, Vicki

    2003-01-01

    Describes Michigan's Galileo Leadership Academy, a collaboration between K-12 and community college educators that develops leadership skills. Explains that 11 organizations participate in the program, and every two years each organization chooses five to nine leaders (primarily classroom educators) to be part of a new cohort. Asserts that the…

  1. Apprenticeship at the Academy of Music

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    Nielsen, Klaus

    2006-01-01

    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…

  2. European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering

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    Cesare, Bernardo

    and experts in the field of cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with a view of cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Each ESR Fellow will perform an individual researchEuropean Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering Marie Curie Initial Training Network TECAS

  3. Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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    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.

  4. Reforming Cookbook Labs

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    Peters, Erin

    2005-01-01

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

  5. A Museum Learning Lab

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  6. Millikelvin Lab Machine Shop

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Millikelvin Lab OP105­112 Machine Shop OP132 Resistive Magnet Shop CICC Winding Area Transformers This building is home to the Millikelvin lab, the control room, the resistive magnet and machine shops, the CICC@magnet.fsu.edu (850) 644-4378 (850) 644-0534 2 MACHINE SHOP OP132 Vaughan Williams (A114*) williams

  7. Global Change 2 Labs

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    University of Michigan

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

  8. Flower Dissection Lab

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    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.

  9. Computer Lab Stations: 18

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    Zhou, Pei

    for Nursing Discovery B The Ruby L. Wilson Patient Assessment Lab Exam Tables: 12 Size: 29' x 48' 1392 sq. ft. A/V: yes 2064 Room 2064 Center for Nursing Discovery A The Helene Fuld Health Trust Lab for Clinical School of Nursing 8849 Room 2004 Chadwick Lounge Seating: 12 Size: 15'x18' 270 sq. ft. A/V: no 2000 N

  10. Limpet Identification Lab

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    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.

  11. LabSkills

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    O'Brien, Nick

    2010-01-01

    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…

  12. Bacterial Transformation Lab

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    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!

  13. Effective Lab Reports

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    Kraus, Mary Ellen

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

  14. National Lab Day

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

  15. Hanford Patrol Academy demolition sites closure plan

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    Not Available

    1993-09-30

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

  16. National Academy of Sciences: Biographical Memoirs

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    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.

  17. National Academy of Sciences: InterViews

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    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.

  18. United States Military Academy Digital Library

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    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".

  19. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Exhibitions

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

  20. The Nanotech Academy Activity A: Welcome

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    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.

  1. Papers from National Academy of Sciences Colloquia

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

  2. DOD Service Academies: More Changes Needed To Eliminate Hazing. Report to Congressional Requesters.

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

    This study sought to review the extent of hazing at the three Department of Defense (DOD) service academies, the actions taken by the academies to control and eliminate hazing, and the impact of hazing on cadets and midshipmen. The three academies studied were the Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland), the Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs,…

  3. Conservation of Momentum Virtual Lab

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    2014-04-03

    This virtual lab helps students explore the conservation of momentum. Simulated electronic balances, photogate timers, and rulers are designed to preserve as much of the traditional lab's educational experience as possible. Printable lab guides are included for the basic conservation of momentum lab, as well as elastic vs. inelastic collisions and the coefficient of restitution.

  4. Labs of the World, Unite

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2006-01-01

    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

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

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    Hone, James

    us online, or send an email to feedback@nap.edu. This book plus thousands more are available at http://www.nap Press at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10999.html http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10999.html We ship printed IN THE NEW CENTURY THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS Washington, DC www.nap.edu Copyright © National Academy

  6. The Mixtures Lab

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    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Trilobite Ontogeny Lab

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    Samantha Hopkins

    This lab explores ontogenetic differences in trilobites, requiring students to measure and describe differences in the sizes of different morphological features as trilobites age. Students will also reinforce concepts of allometry, isometry, and morphology of trilobites.

  9. Science Nation: Fab Labs

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

  10. Writing Better Lab Reports

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    Alex Sutherland

    2010-01-01

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

  11. Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour

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    None

    2014-05-22

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

  12. AI Lab Faculty

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    Torrance, Mark C.

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

  13. Lunar Phases Lab

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

  14. Global Change 1 Labs

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    University of Michigan

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

  15. DNA Extraction Virtual Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2006-01-01

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

  16. STEM Summer Academy on the Navajo Reservation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Alexander, C. J.

    2012-12-01

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

  17. 76 FR 9760 - Presidential Academies for Teaching of American History and Civics; Office of Innovation and...

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    ...Presidential Academies for Teaching of American History and Civics; Office of Innovation and...Presidential Academies for Teaching of American History and Civics; Notice Inviting Applications...Presidential Academies for Teaching of American History and Civics (Presidential...

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    ...OMB Number 1110-0021] Proposed Collection, Comments Requested: FBI National Academy Level III Evaluation; FBI National Academy Post-Course Questionnaire for Graduates, FBI National Academy Post-Course Questionnaire for Supervisors of...

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    ...1110-0021] Proposed Collection, Comments Requested: FBI National Academy Post-Course Questionnaire for Graduates and FBI National Academy Post- Course Questionnaire for Supervisors of Graduates; FBI National Academy Level III Evaluation;...

  20. 20 CFR 1002.60 - Does USERRA cover an individual attending a military service academy?

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    2011-04-01

    ...West Point, New York), the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland), the United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colorado), and the United States Coast Guard Academy (New London,...

  1. Instructional Support Academy. TEAMS Summer Academy, 1985-86. Final Report.

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    Houston Independent School District, TX.

    A special 6-week program, designed to increase the scores of low achieving minority eighth-grade students on the ninth grade Texas Education Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS) Test, was implemented in 1986 in the Houston Independent School District as "Summer Academies." The students, who voluntarily enrolled in the program, were primarily those…

  2. Photodefinable polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) for rapid lab-on-a-chip prototyping{

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    Papautsky, Ian

    to another PDMS slab or glass wafer using a brief O2 plasma treatment. Procedures for the fabrication of PDMSPhotodefinable polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) for rapid lab-on-a-chip prototyping{ Ali Asgar S. Bhagat. Introduction Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems have numerous applications in chemistry and life sciences. Today

  3. American Academy of Religion Syllabi Project

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    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.

  4. The Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    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.

  5. USC: The Interaction Lab

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    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.

  6. Bacterial Identification Virtual Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  7. Poverty Action Lab

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

  8. 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.

  9. A Museum Learning Lab

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    Ari W. Epstein

    2008-04-01

    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. In addition, it serves as an excellent example of how different groups can collaborate to create a unique educational experience not only for students and teachers but for the general public as well.

  10. MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity

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    Luu,Ui

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

  11. Greenhouse Effect Lab

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    Krista Larsen

    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.

  12. Virtual Lab Educational Software

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    Hogan, Patrick

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

  13. Nanotechnology Lab Visit

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

  14. Academies in Action: Case Studies from Camden and Pimlico, 2007

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    Benn, Melissa

    2008-01-01

    Both main UK political parties lend enthusiastic public support to academies, in the name of supporting the nation's poorest pupils. But Gordon Brown's Labour is, in reality, unsure about this undemocratic model while the Tories may well in the future exploit academy "independence" for retrograde ends. Two contemporary case studies from London, in…

  15. Boot Camp for Education CEOs: The Broad Foundation Superintendents Academy

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    Jehlen, Alain

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

    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…

  17. The Academy Promotes, Unifies, and Evaluates Doctoral Education in Kinesiology

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    Thomas, Jerry R.; Clark, Jane E.; Feltz, Deborah L.; Kretchmar, R. Scott; Morrow, James R., Jr.; Reeve, T. Gilmour; Wade, Michael G.

    2007-01-01

    This paper provides a description and documentation of two significant events in the history of our field: (1) the development of our field and the doctoral program review process and outcome by the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education; and (2) the process by which the Academy successfully had "kinesiology" included as a…

  18. Community Police Academy Hosted By: University of Delaware Police

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    Community Police Academy Hosted By: University of Delaware Police When: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9 should I expect to learn: The Community Police Academy (CPA) is an informative learning process of Delaware Police Headquarters Cost: FREE To Register: http://www.udel.edu/police

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

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

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

  20. A State Strategy for Teacher Training: The Tennessee Arts Academy.

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    Giles, Joe; Curtis, Cynthia R.

    1989-01-01

    Describes Tennessee's response to the educational reform movement. Discusses the Comprehensive Education Reform Act of 1984 (CERA) which instituted Tennessee's Career Ladder Program. Provides an evaluation, and identifies strengths and weaknesses of the the Tennessee Arts Academy which grew out of CERA. Concludes that the Tennessee Arts Academy is…

  1. Career Academies. Early Implementation Lessons from a 10-Site Evaluation.

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    Kemple, James J.; Rock, JoAnn Leah

    This first report from a national evaluation of Career Academies describes the program's scale (1,953 students and their teachers, at 10 sites), scope (educational, developmental, and employment-related results), and random assignment design. Chapter 1 describes the Career Academy approach, explores why it has attracted the attention of education…

  2. A Day in the Life at DaVita Academy

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    Weinstein, Margery

    2010-01-01

    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

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

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    Ball, Stephen J.

    2009-01-01

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

  4. OnTheMove Academy 2009 Organizers' Message

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Spyns, Peter; Schanzenberger, Anja

    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.

  5. Ethos and Vision Realization in Sponsored Academy Schools

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    Gibson, Mark T.

    2015-01-01

    This article investigates the realization of ethos and vision in the early stages of sponsored academy schools in England. It is a qualitative nested case study of ten academies. Nineteen key actors were interviewed, including principals and sponsor representatives. The nests were organized by sponsor type. Key themes are discussed within the…

  6. Evolution of a Planetary System. SETI Academy Planet Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    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…

  7. Sea Urchin Embryology: Core Lab

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    PhD David Epel (Stanford U. Hopkins Marine Station)

    2006-12-19

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

  8. Labs That Are a Blast.

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    Hendrix, Laura

    1996-01-01

    Presents activities that use a simple homemade apparatus called "the cannon" to demonstrate Newton's Third Law. Reviews the chemistry concepts behind the ignition of the cannon and presents the Momentum Lab and the Projectile Motion Lab. (JRH)

  9. RiskLab Toronto

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  10. Seismic Refraction Lab

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    Scott Marshall

    The following lab will introduce students to the basic concepts of seismic refraction as well as some actual data collected during seismic refraction surveys. You will use your knowledge of seismic refraction to calculate various parameters of interest. The two travel time data sets come from an existing SERC activity by Robert Cicerone at Bridgewater State College.

  11. A "Canned" Computer Lab

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    Dowling, John, Jr.

    1972-01-01

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

  12. Rainbow Challenge Lab

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

  13. Electrolysis Lab 1

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  14. Electrolysis Lab 2

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  15. Motion Graphs Virtual Lab

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    2014-04-03

    The Motion Graphs virtual lab helps physics students learn the essential features of position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs. Students are provided sample graphs, and they try to move the on-screen caterpillar in order to make the caterpillar's motion match the sample graph. A printable activity guide is included.

  16. DNA Dry Lab

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    Susan Offner (Milton High School REV)

    1995-06-30

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

  17. Crater Counting Lab exercise

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    Kevin Mullins

    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.

  18. Lab on a Slab

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

  19. A Big Bang Lab

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    Scheider, Walter

    2005-01-01

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

  20. Next Generation Weather Lab

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    Users can learn about weather data output and analysis at the Next Generation Weather Lab website. This expansive website provides an abundance of surface data and upper air data as well as satellite and radar images for the United States. Types of data include plotting maps, contoured images, soundings, and cross sections.

  1. Algebra Lab: Inverse Variation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-08-29

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

  2. Fault rocks lab

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    John Singleton

    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.

  3. Equip a Biotechnology Lab

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

  4. Parallel Circuits Lab

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

  5. Virtual Cardiology Lab

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

    2008-04-16

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

  6. Lab 3: Land Ice

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

  7. Elemental Chem Lab

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    Franco Mariscal, Antonio Joaquin

    2008-01-01

    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…

  8. STAT LABS: Data

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    Nolan, Deb

    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.

  9. Spectroscopy Lab Suite

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    Zollman, Dean

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

  10. LabSOURCE

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

  11. Lab with Dad

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    Havers, Brenda; Delmotte, Karen

    2012-01-01

    Family science nights are fantastic, but planning one can be overwhelming, especially when one considers the already overloaded schedule of a classroom teacher. To overcome this challenge, the authors--colleagues with a mutual love of science--developed a much simpler annual event called "Lab With Dad." The purpose was for one target age group of…

  12. Corn Wet Milling Lab

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    Olson, Eric

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

  13. Science Labs: Beyond Isolationism

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2007-01-01

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

  14. Virtual Labs and Virtual Worlds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ted Boehler

    2006-01-01

    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

  15. USAF Academy Center for Space Situational Awareness

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2011-09-01

    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.

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2005-01-01

    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

  17. Teacher's Toolkit: Reforming cookbook labs

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    Erin Peters

    2005-11-01

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

  18. ‘Business partnerships for American education’: employer involvement in the national academy foundation's high school career academies

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2002-01-01

    This article presents a case study of a particular instance of business involvement in education, the industry-sponsored non-profit National Academy Foundation (NAF). While in the USA participation by employers in schools and educational programmes has increased in the last decade, the federal funding for such partnerships through the School-to- Work (STW) Opportunities Act is ending. NAF 's efforts pre-date the

  19. DOD Service Academies. More Actions Needed To Eliminate Sexual Harassment. Report to Congressional Requesters.

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

    The General Accounting Office reviewed sexual harassment of students at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the Military Academy in West Point, New York. At the core of the review were surveys of academy students, faculty, and staff conducted in late 1990 and early 1991 and focus…

  20. 77 FR 5818 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    2012-02-06

    ...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet by teleconference...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  1. 77 FR 69648 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    2012-11-20

    ...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet via teleconference...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  2. 77 FR 41196 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    2012-07-12

    ...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet by teleconference...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  3. 77 FR 57102 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    2012-09-17

    ...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on October...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  4. 77 FR 21576 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    2012-04-10

    ...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on April 25...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  5. 76 FR 36933 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    2011-06-23

    ...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet by teleconference...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  6. 76 FR 58028 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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    2011-09-19

    ...FEMA-2008-0010] Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management...The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on October...review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the...

  7. The Prussian Academy of Sciences and Humanities during the Weimar Republic

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    Hardtwig, Wolfgang

    2004-01-01

    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…

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

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    Ahmad, Abdul-Azeem

    2009-01-01

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

  9. EDITORIAL: Invited review and topical lectures from the 13th International Congress on Plasma Physics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Zagorodny; O. Kocherga

    2007-01-01

    The 13th International Congress on Plasma Physics (ICPP 2006) was organized, on behalf of the International Advisory Committee of the ICPP series, by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics (BITP) and held in Kiev, Ukraine, 22 26 May 2006. The Congress Program included the topics: fundamental problems of plasma physics; fusion plasmas;

  10. Economics Network of the Higher Education Academy

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-01-01

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

  11. Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    The Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) was established in September, 1993, by Cuyahoga Community College and the NASA Lewis Research Center. Funding for SEMAA was provided by NASA Headquarters' Office of Equal Employment Opportunities. SEMAA brought together five preexisting youth programs at Cuyahoga Community College. All the programs shared the common goals of 1) Increasing the participation of underrepresented/underserved groups in science, mathematics and engineering and technology careers. 2) Increasing "success" rates of all students interested in science and mathematics. 3) Developing partnerships to recognize and support students interested in these fields. 4) Supporting continued success of highly successful students. The framework for each preexisting program allowed SEMAA to have a student population ranging from kindergarten through the twelfth-grade. This connectivness was the foundation for the many decisions which would make SEMAA a truly innovative program.

  12. American Academy of Environmental Engineers: New Technology

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

  13. Evolution Resources from the National Academies

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

  14. Academy of American Poets: Robert Lowell

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

  15. Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    This is an annual report on the Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA), which is run as a collaborative effort of NASA Lewis Research Center, and Cuyahgoga Community College. The purpose of SEMA is to increase the percentage of African Americans, and Hispanics in the fields of science and technology. The SEMAA program reaches from kindergarden, to grade 12, involving the family of under-served minorities in the education of the children. The year being reported (i.e., 1996-1997) saw considerable achievement. The program served over 1,939 students, and 120 parents were involved in various seminars. The report goes on to review the program and its implementation for each grade level. It also summarizes the participation, by gender and ethnicity.

  16. National Academy of Sciences: Webcast Archive

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

  17. RiskLab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  18. Lab Safety Training Guide

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

  19. Digital Scholarship Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2013-01-15

    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.

  20. Human Chromosome Spread Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-10-22

    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.

  1. Fourth Grade Lab Activities

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Ms. Boissonnault

    2005-06-23

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

  2. GastroLab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  3. 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.

  4. The Academy of Science of Bologna and the kidney.

    PubMed

    Bonomini, V; Campieri, C; Zuccoli, M

    1999-01-01

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

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

    E-print Network

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

  6. American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

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    ... ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. The released list is part of ... Log in © Copyright 2015. American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery 1650 Diagonal Rd Alexandria, VA ...

  7. History of Invertebrate Zoology at the California Academy of Sciences

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    Williams, Gary C.

    completely destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, rapid re-growth and expansion occurred of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology, California Academy of Sciences, 875 Howard Street, San Francisco, California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 1906 Earthquake

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-01

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

  9. Rein and Zheng Elected to American Academy of Microbiology | Poster

    Cancer.gov

    Earlier this year, Alan Rein, Ph.D., and Zhi-Ming (Thomas) Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., were elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). They were among 88 microbiologists who were elected to the academy “through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology,” according to the society’s website.

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

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

    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,…

  11. Visual Cognition Labs

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    This Web page from the Visual Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois Psychology Department offers a collection of intriguing video demos showing examples of visual stimuli used in the lab to study change blindness and inattentional blindness. In the first demo, for example, an actor changes into another actor within the same cut -- something that na've observers will fail to notice about a third of the time. These videos (22 in all) are available only for individual non-commercial, non-research, non-anything-but-good-clean-fun.

  12. Plymouth Wave Lab

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

  13. Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-01-01

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

  14. Lab 5: Gone Fishing

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

  15. Picophytoplankton Size Lab Activity

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    2012-08-03

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

  16. Signal Compression Lab

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    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.

  17. CS281: Systems Programming Programming Lab Assignment: The Float Lab

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    Kretchmar, R. Matthew

    CS281: Systems Programming Programming Lab Assignment: The Float Lab Introduction The purpose of this assignment is to gain more familiarity with the IEEE floating point format. You will write a small library of floating point routines in assembly in order to compute a desired result. We will also focus on the design

  18. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

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    2008-01-01

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

  19. Khan Academy: the world's free virtual school

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    Dijksman, Joshua A.; Khan, Salman

    2011-03-01

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

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

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    2014-01-01

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

  1. Learning LabVIEW in Introductory Physics Labs

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    Ethridge, Eric

    2007-11-01

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

  2. LabVelocity

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

  3. Systemic Mentoring for Competitiveness: The Model of the Timbuktu Academy

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    Bagayoko, Diola

    2010-02-01

    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. )

  4. Methamphetamine Lab Incidents, 2004-2012

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    ... Liderazgo de la DEA Resource Center » Statistics & Facts » Methamphetamine Lab Incidents Methamphetamine Lab Incidents, 2004-2012 NOTE: These maps include all meth incidents, including labs, "dumpsites" or "chemical and glassware" ...

  5. IMAGE ANALYSIS AND COMMUNICATIONS LAB

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    Barbu, Adrian

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

  6. Physics Labs with Flavor II

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    Agrest, Mikhail M.

    2011-01-01

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

  7. Gel Electrophoresis Lab: Paternity Case

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    This lab activity from the Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators provides instructions for conducting a gel electrophoresis lab. Students will try to solve a paternity case with this activity by obtaining a DNA fingerprint from each potential father, the mother and the child. This activity may be downloaded in PDF file format. A data collection sheet and student questions are also included.

  8. Beowulf Cluster Lab Laboratory Experience

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    Jain, Amit

    Beowulf Cluster Lab Laboratory Experience The Beowulf Cluster has 61 nodes: the master node is beowulf (also known as node00 inside the cluster), the compute nodes are node01, node02, . . ., node60 parallel programs. A more detailed users guide for the Beowulf Cluster Lab is at: http://cs.boisestate.edu/~amit/research/beowulf

  9. Planning an Effective Math Lab.

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    Brown, Donald E.

    In order for a remedial or supplemental mathematics laboratory program to be successful, several important elements must be present. Administrative support of the philosophy of the lab is essential before a sufficiently flexible budget will be provided. Student oriented personnel are the single most important factor in the success of the math lab.…

  10. Microsoft Office All labs have

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    Brody, James P.

    - Th: 8am - 9pm, Fri: 8am - 7pm Langson Library (102) Multimedia Resource Center (MRC) - Room 123 (30pm Langson Library (101) Libraries Gateway Study Center (70 seats) Mon - Th: 7:30am - 3am, Fri: 7) Interactive Learning Center Mac Lab - Room 160 (12 seats) PC Labs - Rooms 164, 166, 167 (48 seats) Mon - Th: 8

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

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    us online, or send an email to feedback@nap.edu. This book plus thousands more are available at http://www.nap Press at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/5504.html http://www.nap.edu/catalog/5504.html We ship printed Access to Scientific Data http://www.nap.edu/catalog/5504.html #12;NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS · 2101

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

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    Zare, Richard N.

    us online, or send an email to feedback@nap.edu. This book plus thousands more are available at http://www.nap Press at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1020.html http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1020.html We ship printed: Principles and Guidelines http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1020.html #12;The National Academy of Sciences

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

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    Fienberg, Stephen E.

    us online, or send an email to feedback@nap.edu. This book plus thousands more are available at http://www.nap Academies Press at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10735.html http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10735.html We ship. All rights reserved. Dynamic Social Network Modeling and Analysis: Workshop Summary and Papers http://www.nap

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    us online, or send an email to feedback@nap.edu. This book plus thousands more are available at http://www.nap Press at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/5430.html http://www.nap.edu/catalog/5430.html We ship printed Significant Consumption: Research Directions http://www.nap.edu/catalog/5430.html #12;NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS

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

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    us online, or send an email to feedback@nap.edu. This book plus thousands more are available at http://www.nap Press at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11439.html http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11439.html We ship printed Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions http://www.nap

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    Chabris, Christopher F.

    us online, or send an email to feedback@nap.edu. This book plus thousands more are available at http://www.nap Press at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11939.html http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11939.html We ship printed;Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Biosocial Surveys http://www.nap

  17. Designing and implementing the Army Nursing Leader Academy.

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

    2011-01-01

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

  18. Nomadic Research Labs

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    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.

  19. Counterpane Labs: Password Safe

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

  20. Forensic Chemistry Lab Manual

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    Thompson, Robert

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

  1. DiscoLab

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    Given the direction of current Internet computing, Discolab is a research group whose goal is to "harmonize the operating system with the evolving role of networking in various emerging network-centric systems, ranging from Internet servers to ubiquitous networks of embedded systems." DicsoLab explores ways to improve performance of network-centric systems through TCP Servers and Memory-Mapped Network File Systems. The group's work on Remote Healing Systems explores the potential for Remote Memory Communication so that systems can monitor themselves, detect failures, and recover and repair remotely. Other projects on distributed computing and pervasive networking are also described on this website. Publications are posted online by research area. Papers used for the weekly reading group are also posted online. This site is also reviewed in the July 16, 2004 _NSDL MET Report_.

  2. LifeLab

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    Andrew Trevorrow

    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.

  3. NewsLab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Independent reporting on the world of television and radio is important, and NewsLab works in this area extensively. Along with offering a variety of workshops for journalists and others, their mission includes providing many, many resources for working journalists, those who study journalism, and those who are concerned with the state of today's media. Visitors can look at the latest in related media stories within the "In the News" section, and then move on to the "Strategies" area. This section is particularly nice, and it includes tips on crafting stories offered by Ira Glass and leadership lessons for broadcast news managers. Moving on, visitors can also look over the "Articles" area, which contains pieces on ethics, producing, reporting, and writing. The site is rounded out by a search engine and a place where users can sign up to receive updates by email.

  4. 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.

  5. 78 FR 54634 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    ...Proposed Collection, Comments Requested: FBI National Academy Level 1 Evaluation: Student Course Questionnaire and FBI National Academy: General Remarks Questionnaire...DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Training Division's Curriculum...

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  8. 78 FR 76842 - Food and Drug Administration/American Academy of Ophthalmology Workshop on Developing Novel...

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  10. 75 FR 36643 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    ...and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include the status of the Air Force Academy Athletic Association Non-Profit initiative, a review of the Airmanship program, and consideration of the surveys cadets must...

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

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    Dhingra, Narender K.

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Role of the Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Statutes elected in 2013 . . . . . . . . . . 203 Subject-wise list of Fellows by the Academy and to represent internationally the scientific work of India. 4. To undertake, control and direct

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

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    Cesare, Bernardo

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

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

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

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

  14. Health policy, ethics, and the Kansas Legislative Health Academy.

    PubMed

    Blacksher, Erika; Maree, Gina; Schrandt, Suzanne; Soderquist, Chris; Steffensmeier, Tim; St Peter, Robert

    2015-03-01

    We describe a unique program, the Kansas Legislative Health Academy, that brings together state legislators from across the political spectrum to build their capacity in advancing policies that can improve the health of Kansans. To that end, the academy helps legislators develop new skills to deliberate the ethics of health policy, use systems thinking to understand the long- and short-term effects of policy action and inaction, and engage in acts of civic leadership. The academy also seeks to foster an environment of respectful open dialogue and to build new cross-chamber and cross-party relationships. Among the most important outcomes cited by program participants is the value of sustained, personal interaction and problem solving with individuals holding differing political views. PMID:25607945

  15. Additional Table 2. Gideon Labs Analyzed and their Descriptions Abbreviations Lab Description Criteria Used to Score Lab as Positive

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    Gerstein, Mark

    Additional Table 2. Gideon Labs Analyzed and their Descriptions Gideon Lab Abbreviations Lab Description Criteria Used to Score Lab as Positive B01 Gram negative Gram-negative forms predominate B02 Gram and non-fermentative gram negative rods B30 Oxidase Paper strip test from appropriate media indicate when

  16. Neutron Transversity at Jefferson Lab

    SciTech Connect

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

    2005-09-07

    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.

  17. Duke University: The Clark Lab

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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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

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

  20. Scientific Session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences \\

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    E G Maksimov; I Božovi?; E V Antipov; A M Abakumov; Yu V Kopaev; V I Belyavskii; V V Kapaev

    2008-01-01

    On 4 October, 2007, the scientific session of the Division of Physical Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences on room-temperature superconductivity was held at the conference hall of the Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. The following reports were made at this session:(1) Maksimov E G (Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) \\

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Kirby, Sheila Nataraj

    2010-01-01

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

  3. 76 FR 6149 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting

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  4. 78 FR 59045 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

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  6. 78 FR 25289 - Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy Teleconference

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  7. Copyright Washington State Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. WASHINGTON STATE

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    Copyright © Washington State Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. i SCIENCE WASHINGTON STATE by Phellinus Sulphurascens in Washington's Forests #12;#12;Copyright © Washington State Academy of Sciences Sulphurascens in Washington's Forests A Report from the Washington State Academy of Sciences, In cooperation

  8. Career Academies. Communities of Support for Students and Teachers: Emerging Findings from a 10-Site Evaluation.

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    Kemple, James J.

    This report studies career academies to explore students' and teachers' experiences and to contrast them with those of their peers in regular high school environments. Data are from questionnaires, interviews, and observations of Academy and non-Academy students (835 and 686 respectively) and teachers (65 and 403 respectively). Chapter 2 describes…

  9. The Politics of the Academies Programme: Natality and Pluralism in Education Policy-Making

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    Gunter, Helen M.; McGinity, Ruth

    2014-01-01

    Our investigations into the politics of the Academies Programme in England have generated thinking that draws on data about the conversion process from two projects. We engage with an early City Academy that replaced two "failing" schools, and a recent Academy that replaced a "successful" high school. We deploy Hannah…

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  11. 75 FR 65460 - Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee; United States Military Academy Board...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-25

    ...Federal Advisory Committee; United States Military Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Department...renewing the charter for the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors (hereafter...States on matters relating to the U.S. Military Academy, including the following:...

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

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    Green, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

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

  13. Probiotic Spectra of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1999-01-01

    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

  14. Geiger-Mueller Tube Virtual Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-04-03

    This virtual lab simulates the traditional GM tube labs, complete with background radiation. In one lab, students can explore how different barriers affect alpha, beta, and gamma radiation, then apply their knowledge to identify an unknown source. In the other, students measure the half-life of a simulated Ba-137m source. Printable lab guides are included for both activities.

  15. Mechanical Equivalent of Heat Virtual Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-04-03

    This virtual lab simulates the lab in which students repeatedly drop metal shot through a cardboard tube, but without the inaccuracies that often plague the traditional lab. Students first verify the principle of the mechanical equivalence of heat, then use it to calculate the specific heat of different metals. A printable lab guide is included.

  16. Precision mechatronics lab robot development

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    Rogers, Adam Gregory

    2009-05-15

    based mobile robot. The principal goal of this work was the demonstration of the Precision Mechatronics Lab (PML) robot. This robot should be capable of traversing any known distance while maintaining a minimal position error. An optical correction...

  17. Precision mechatronics lab robot development

    E-print Network

    Rogers, Adam Gregory

    2008-10-10

    based mobile robot. The principal goal of this work was the demonstration of the Precision Mechatronics Lab (PML) robot. This robot should be capable of traversing any known distance while maintaining a minimal position error. An optical correction...

  18. State of the Lab 2012

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    King, Alex

    2013-03-01

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

  19. Where Lab Tests Are Performed

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    ... services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities PLEASE NOTE: Your web browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Unless you enable Javascript , your ability to ... Where Lab Tests Are Performed Share this page: Was this page ...

  20. Reebop Lab Activity (Marshmallow Genetics)

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

    2012-02-13

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

  1. Rock-Tectonics synthesis lab

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    Dori Farthing

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

  2. ChemTeacher: Lab Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-07-19

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

  3. 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 â??Latest Resultsâ?ť area on the homepage, which provides some information on their recent tests on melatonin sleep supplements and other related nostrums. Visitors looking for information on specific products will want to direct their mouse to the â??Laboratory Test Resultsâ?ť area. Here they can look through a list of product evaluations that include nutrition bars, ginkgo biloba, and the ever-popular echinacea. The site is rounded out by a very nice area on â??Recalls and Warnings, which (as its name suggests) includes information on recent notices posted by the Federal Trade Commission and other such agencies.

  4. Lab 3: Building a Reef

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  5. Density Column Lab - Part 1

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-18

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

  6. High School Photonics Lab Manual

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  7. Virtual Labs and Virtual Worlds

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boehler, Ted

    2006-12-01

    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

  8. Undergraduate Design Learning in Multiple Partnerships: For Academies

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    Butcher, John; Schaber, Friedemann

    2013-01-01

    This article reports research into undergraduate design learning through an off-campus partnership. The Sorrell Foundation's Joinedupdesign for Academies programme involved partnerships between university design departments, "failing" 11-18 schools and professional designers, in the context of a funding commitment to rebuild/renew…

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

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    Sane, Bhagyashree

    2011-01-01

    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.

  10. University of Washington College of Engineering Mathematics Academy

    E-print Network

    Hochberg, Michael

    to be provided with enrollment materials. Cell phone usage is allowed, but is not permitted during Math Academy students bring valuables such as cell phones, iPods, toys, and electronics? If students do decide to bring location to go to if they get lost. Is there a phone number to get in touch with students? Students can

  11. THE OHIO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE Consent and Release Agreement

    E-print Network

    Piotrowski, Zbigniew

    THE OHIO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE Consent and Release Agreement Required for participation in District, including commercial publications and advertisements of all kinds in all media; 6. This Consent and Release that by signing this Consent and Release Agreement, I give up valuable rights. Signature of Participant

  12. Scheduling Guide for Small Learning Communities/Career Academies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2006-01-01

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

  13. Hand's Academy Challenge: Some Starter Questions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gardner, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Michael Hand has recently challenged certain religious organisations that run Academies in the United Kingdom to devise and pursue their own faith-based curricula in their schools. In this short article I examine some of the problems Hand's challenge might encounter, including whether religious conceptions of worthwhile activities and of…

  14. Women at the Naval AcademyAn Attitude Survey

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kathleen P. Durning

    1978-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Lili K.

    2007-01-01

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

  16. The Academy Center for Teaching and Learning Harvard Medical School

    E-print Network

    Paulsson, Johan

    sessions. One of the core values at HMS is the commitment to active vs. passive engagement with learning1 The Academy Center for Teaching and Learning Harvard Medical School Classroom Learning Small Medical School (HMS) to reassess the best uses of its most valuable resource ­ faculty time with students

  17. A Secondary School Cooperative: Recovery at Solace Academy, Chaska, Minnesota

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Monique Bourgeois

    2008-01-01

    The recovery school movement exploded across the nation in the late nineties and early part of the twenty-first century. Secondary and postsecondary recovery schools have become a vital part of the chemical dependency continuum of care and our nation's educational system. Solace Academy is a restorative practices high school designed for recovering chemically dependent students. Through the collaboration of professionals

  18. L'Academie Francaise and Anglophone Language Ideologies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Estival, Dominique; Pennycook, Alastair

    2011-01-01

    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…

  19. Career Academies and the Arts: Implications for Schooling

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gajda, Rebecca; Dorfman, Dorinne

    2006-01-01

    The Vermont Department of Education defines a Career Academy as a small learning community that serves a full range of students; that entails a college preparatory curriculum developed in the context of a career cluster; that integrates academic and technical instruction with work-based learning; that involves partnerships with employers, the…

  20. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES Edited by Jerrold Meinwald

    E-print Network

    Sonnenburg, Justin L.

    Art Frank H.T. Rhodes Part II: What Should Students Be Learning? 41 Chapter 3 Science in the LiberalACKNOWLEDGMENTS Acknowledgments The American Academy's project on Science in the Liberal Arts Curriculum pays special attention and the Educated American: A Core Component of Liberal Education #12;Science and the Educated American: A Core

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

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    Schools Network, 2010

    2010-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thompson, Susan, McDonald, Aaron; Sterbinsky, Allan

    2005-01-01

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

  3. Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Support (SAILS)

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Support (SAILS) Contact the College of Science for more information www.swansea.ac.uk/science The College of Science brings together Bioscience, Computer Science - for example, in our new Foundation programme. Widening Access in Science Science at Swansea has always been

  4. Schools "Flip" for Lesson Model Promoted by Khan Academy

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    Sparks, Sarah D.

    2011-01-01

    The author reports on a "flip model" of instruction that has gotten national media attention lately, thanks to its promotion by Khan Academy, the high-profile nonprofit online-tutoring library created by Salman A. Khan, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate who was looking for a way to help his young relatives with their homework. The…

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

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    Chester, Ann; Dooley, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    French, Nancy K.

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

  7. The Place of the Humanities at a Military Academy

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    Flammang, Lucretia A.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  8. The Case: Bunche-Da Vinci Learning Partnership Academy

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

    2005-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buzash, Michael D.

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

  10. Education through Robotics at the United States Air Force Academy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel J. Pack; A. R. Klayton

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses the use of robotics in the electrical and computer engineering curricula at the United States Air Force Academy. One of our important educational goals is to endow graduates with engineering fundamentals and the important hardware and software engineering skills associated with designing, programming, constructing, debugging, and testing complex systems. To support this goal, we embed multiple opportunities

  11. A Contentious Triangle: Grading and Academic Freedom in the Academy

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    Hill, Duncan

    2011-01-01

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

  12. Parallel Institutions: The American Academy and the Community College

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    Belding, Robert E.

    1978-01-01

    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)

  13. Undergraduate Astronautics at the United States Naval Academy.

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    Bagaria, William J.

    1991-01-01

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

  14. Rethinking Leadership in the Academy: An Australian Case

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    Bianchini, Stefano; Maxwell, Tudor; Dovey, Ken

    2014-01-01

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

  15. Implementing Ninth Grade Academies in Broward County, Florida

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    Legters, Nettie; Parise, Leigh; Rappaport, Shelley

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Mayuzumi, Kimine

    2015-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thompson, Susan; McDonald, Aaron; Sterbinsky, Allan

    2005-01-01

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

  18. Engineering and Construction Camp at the USAF academy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. W. Washington; C. D. Kuhl

    2001-01-01

    The US Air Force Academy's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DFCE) and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) are committed to inspiring the potential of the nation's youth with the leadership skills, motivation, and technical competence to be future leaders to the Nation. To help achieve this, DFCE and SAME jointly sponsored a prototype Engineering and Construction Camp

  19. Wednesday, September 18 2013 Cisco Networking Academy Program

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    Rahman, A.K.M. Ashikur

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 Cisco Networking Academy Program Department of CSE, BUET Students is currently being introduced by Cisco. This point was extensively discussed in the academic committee meeting held on August 31 2013. It was found out that, as per documents available from the Cisco Networking

  20. PRESS RELEASE The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America

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    Qian, Ning

    PRESS RELEASE The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University is pleased of disinformation and the relations between truth and representation, legality and illegality, freedom in America at Columbia University 1161 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY tel. 212-854-4437 fax 212

  1. The Status Gap: Female Faculty in the Legal Academy

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    Monopoli, Paula A.

    2014-01-01

    Status in the legal academy can mean two things. The first is one's rank, with the highest status being a tenured, full professor. The second is the prestige of one's home institution in the law school rankings. Women have been graduating from law schools in significant numbers for more than thirty years. However, they continue to be…

  2. Improving the Status of Women in the Academy

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    Gee, Michele V.; Norton, Sue Margaret

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Chitty, Clyde

    2008-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glennen, Robert E.; Martin, David J.

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

  5. Lift-off process with bi-layer photoresist patterns for conformal-coated superhydrophilic pulsed plasma chemical vapor deposition-SiOx on SiCx for lab-on-a-chip applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Konishi, Satoshi; Nakagami, Chise; Kobayashi, Taizo; Tonomura, Wataru; Kaizuma, Yoshihiro

    2015-04-01

    In this work, a lift-off process with bi-layer photoresist patterns was applied to the formation of hydrophobic/hydrophilic micropatterns on practical polymer substrates used in healthcare diagnostic commercial products. The bi-layer photoresist patterns with undercut structures made it possible to peel the conformal-coated silicon oxide (SiOx) films from substrates. SiOx and silicon carbide (SiCx) layers were deposited by pulsed plasma chemical vapor deposition (PPCVD) method which can form roughened surfaces to enhance hydrophilicity of SiOx and hydrophobicity of SiCx. Microfluidic applications using hydrophobic/hydrophilic patterns were also demonstrated on low-cost substrates such as poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) and paper films.

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

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    Chan, Hue Sun

    Department of Chemistry Quarterly Lab Inspection Report Lab Supervisor: ____________________ Room _____ Radioactive Materials Identified _____ Inventory up-to-date _____ Weekly contamination monitoring _____ Waste Conditions Lab Benches Clean _____ Good Condition _____ Services identified _____ Fume Hoods Clean

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kyees, Linda L.

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

  8. US / Russia Collaboration in Plasma Astrophysics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  9. 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.

  10. Lunar Farside Radio Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Maccone, Claudio

    2005-03-01

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

  11. Waste Gasification by Thermal Plasma: A Review Frdric Fabry*, Christophe Rehmet, Vandad Rohani, Laurent Fulcheri

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    12 Waste Gasification by Thermal Plasma: A Review Frédéric Fabry*, Christophe Rehmet, Vandad Rohani proposes an overview of waste-to-energy conversion by gasification processes based on thermal plasma, of various waste gasification processes based on thermal plasma (DC or AC plasma torches) at lab scale versus

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

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    Eric Wiebe

    2005-11-01

    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.

  13. Transportation Engineering: Online Lab Manual

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    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.

  14. Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry Lab

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

  15. Jurassic Park Institute: Dino Lab

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

  16. Lab 9: Sensor Characterization Lab (Digital) This lab introduces the methods and importance for characterizing sensors. Students will

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    Wedeward, Kevin

    Lab 9: Sensor Characterization Lab (Digital) Objectives This lab introduces the methods and importance for characterizing sensors. Students will learn about how the Arduino communicates and receives data from a digital sensor. Students will characterize an ultrasonic sensor and observe how to control

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

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    Wedeward, Kevin

    ), and resistance (R) can be defined by Ohm's Law. The voltage drop needed to keep the charges moving throughLab 2: Blinkie Lab Objectives This lab introduces the Arduino Uno as students will need to use, a battery contains electrons waiting to be used. Like the mass, electrons will flow from a high potential

  18. Management academy for public health: creating entrepreneurial managers.

    PubMed

    Orton, Stephen; Umble, Karl; Zelt, Sue; Porter, Janet; Johnson, Jim

    2007-04-01

    The Management Academy for Public Health develops public health managers' management skills. Ultimately, the program aims to develop civic entrepreneurs who can improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of their organizations. With help from a coach, teams write public health business plans to meet needs in their communities. An external evaluation found that 119 teams trained during the first 3 years of the program generated more than $6 million in enhanced revenue-including grants, contracts, and fees through their business plans--from $2 million in program funding. Approximately 38% of the teams expected to generate revenue from an academy business plan or a spin-off plan. Action-learning methods can help midcareer managers transfer their training to the workplace and build entrepreneurial skills. PMID:17329658

  19. Flexible HVAC System for Lab or Classroom.

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    Friedan, Jonathan

    2001-01-01

    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)

  20. Safer Science: Computer Safety in the Lab

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    Ken Roy

    2010-11-01

    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

  1. Institute of Experimental Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  2. Science Sampler: Blast off to Space Academy for Educators

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    Katie Hazeltine

    2004-02-01

    For teachers who are interested in an exciting professional development opportunity, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center conducts a Space Academy for Educators. This six-day program allows teachers to experience real-life simulations and participate in workshops on space science. In addition to receiving extensive teaching resources, the program also provides valuable workshops and unique experiences for those who realize that "hands-on learning" is important for adults too.

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

    PubMed

    1999-08-01

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

  4. What impact has practitioner research had in the marketing academy?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Raymond Hubbard; Andrew T. Norman

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – Given marketing's fundamentally applied nature, to compare the relative impacts in the academy of work published by three groups – practitioners, practitioner-academic alliances, and academics.Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Social Sciences Citation Index data were used to estimate the influence of 438 articles published by practitioners, practitioner-academic alliances, and academics in five marketing journals over the period 1970-2000.Findings – Citations for

  5. BIOO 470 -LAB SCHEDULE Spring 2014

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    Rotella, Jay J.

    , & ducks Anatidae 1. snow goose ­ (adult) page 16 2. Ross' goose ­ (adult) page 16 3. Canada goose ­ (adult-12 4. Feb 06 Snow Goose to Harlequin Duck 4-1 5. Feb 13 LAB EXAM #1 Bufflehead to Common Loon 5-1 6 #3 covers Labs 9-12 and contains bird calls/songs from labs 9-12. #12;4-1 Lab 4. Snow Goose

  6. American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Occasional Papers

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

  7. In Brief: Science academies' statement on climate change

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    Showstack, Randy

    2009-06-01

    “It is essential that world leaders agree on emissions reductions needed to combat negative consequences of anthropogenic climate change,” national science academies from 13 countries declared in a joint statement issued on 11 June. The statement, issued by the academies of the G8 countries—including England, France, Russia, and the United States—and five other countries (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa), came in advance of a G8 meeting in Italy in July and prior to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Denmark in December. “The G8+5 should lead the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon world economy, and foster innovation and research and development for both mitigation and adaptation technologies,” the statement noted. The academies urged governments to agree at the UNFCCC negotiations to adopt a long-term global goal and short-term emissions reduction targets so that by 2050 global emissions would be reduced by about 50% from 1990 levels.

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

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

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

  9. Lab One 01-26 & 01-28 Introduction to the GIS Lab

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    Hung, I-Kuai

    labs in the forestry building. a) Instruction Lab b) Work Lab I (Has the printer and scanner) c) Work not the first character of the filename. c) Create a folder in your Z: drive called gis_lab. 1 #12;d) In gis

  10. ECE 3410 Microelectronics I Lab 5: MOSFETs Lab 5: A MOSFET Active Balun Circuit

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    Cetiner, Bedri A.

    ECE 3410 ­ Microelectronics I Lab 5: MOSFETs Lab 5: A MOSFET Active Balun Circuit CONTENTS device like a MOSFET or BJT. A standard MOSFET active balun circuit is shown in Fig. 2.1. The MOSFET Spring 2008 1 #12;ECE 3410 ­ Microelectronics I Lab 5: MOSFETs 2. PRE-LAB 2.1. Active balun circuit. You

  11. MINUTES OF THE CIVIL and ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ACADEMY

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    Gelfond, Michael

    Zachman, Audra Morse, Joe Gamble, Dudley McFarquhar, Gopal Guthikonda, Jerry Roberts, Brad White, H. Scott on the initiative driven by Al Sacco, Dean, Whitacre College of Engineering to upgrade and renovate the labs

  12. Space Science Lab at PARI

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2006-01-01

    Native American, Hispanic, African American, and other underrepresented high school students in rural Western North Carolina have unprecedented opportunity as researchers in the Space Science Lab to conduct visible and radio observations of the Sun. The program involves 90 students over a three year period. The students conduct their own research and also interact with scientists around the world. The

  13. 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.

  14. Lab Procedure Sodium Borate Crystals

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    Pike, Robert D.

    ;Lab Procedure Ferrous Ammonium Sulfate Crystals Materials: 3 teaspoons of ferrous ammonium sulfate a Styrofoam cup, "Ferrous Ammonium Sulfate solution". 2. Place three teaspoons of ferrous ammonium sulfate the plastic cup into the Styrofoam cup. 5. Using the plastic spoon stir until the ferrous ammonium sulfate

  15. Gel Electrophoresis Lab: DNA Fingerprinting

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    Ehlers, Megan

    This lab activity from the Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators introduces the methods of RFLP analysis, or DNA fingerprinting, by using gel electrophoresis. Students will learn the role of restriction enzymes in DNA fingerprinting. Required materials, procedure and instructions are provided. This lesson plan may be downloaded in Microsoft Word document file format.

  16. State of the Lab Address

    ScienceCinema

    King, Alex

    2013-03-01

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

  17. RESEARCH LABS Assignable Square Feet

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    RESEARCH LABS Assignable Square Feet ASF Std Low High ARCHITECTURE Architecture 150 80 425 Faculty - 100% 150.00 Research - 100% 150.00 Doctoral - 75% 112.50 Masters - 50% 75.00 Art & Design 120 35 200 Faculty - 100% 120.00 Research - 100% 120.00 Doctoral - 75% 90.00 Masters - 50% 60.00 Community Planning

  18. A Lab for All Reasons.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cronin-Jones, Linda L.

    1990-01-01

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

  19. Safety Equipment in the Lab.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Denham, Willard A.S.

    1964-01-01

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

  20. 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.

  1. Vostok Ice Core Lab Activity

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    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

  2. Fraud strikes top genome lab

    SciTech Connect

    Marshall, E.

    1996-11-08

    Francis Collins, head of NIH`s Human Genome Project has informed colleagues that a junior researcher in his lab facke data in five papers co-authored by Collins. This article describes the whole scenario, how it was discovered, and what the reprocussions are.

  3. EES 1001 Lab 9 Groundwater

    E-print Network

    Li, X. Rong

    is groundwater. The water table is the top of the saturated zone, and is the target for well drillers that wantEES 1001 ­ Lab 9 Groundwater Water that seeps into the ground, and is pulled down by gravity to pump out the groundwater. *About those voids... Porosity is the volume of void space in a sediment

  4. Editor's Corner: National Lab Day

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    Steve Metz

    2010-04-01

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

  5. Lab III -1 LABORATORY III

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    Minnesota, University of

    of every day experience. The gentle ripples in an ocean surface that can become pounding waves on the shoreLab III - 1 LABORATORY III WAVES Mechanical waves allow us to transfer energy from one position to another without actually moving an object between those two positions. Waves are an important part

  6. Washington State University Physics Lab Syllabus

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Washington State University Physics Lab Syllabus (PHYS 201, 202; updated Aug. 10, 2011) Lab experimental uncertainties and in using them to interpret results. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES · Read the syllabus. The regulations/guidelines in this syllabus take precedence over any oral commitments that may be made. (The Lab

  7. Lab 2: Natural selection Basic instructions

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    Nuismer, Scott L.

    Lab 2: Natural selection Basic instructions: The module of Populus that we will be using in today's lab is `Selection on a diallelic locus.' To get to this module, click on `model' then on `natural for today's lab was covered in the lecture on natural selection. It might be helpful to review that material

  8. The Media Laboratory Media Lab Expansion

    E-print Network

    demonstrated the social and intellectual benefits of this type of open, flexible space. It is expected that is characteristic of the Media Lab. Overall, the building is designed to maximize social and intellectualThe Media Laboratory Media Lab Expansion The new Media Lab building will support innovative

  9. evolution genetics lab GENE 4230L: MECHANISMSAND INFERENCES

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    Selection 1. Aug. 28 Lab 4. Measuring Natural Selection 2. Aug. 30 LABOR DAY Sep. 4 Lab 5. Evolution and Behavior. Sep. 6 Lab 6. Measuring Natural Selection 3. Sep. 11 Lab 7. Measuring Natural Selection 4. Sep. Measuring Natural Selection 5. Sep. 25 Lab 11. Measuring Natural Selection 6. Sep. 27 Midterm Oct. 2 Lab 12

  10. The development of a marine engineering program for training cruises of the Texas Maritime Academy

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    Luehning, Klaus Volker

    1966-01-01

    of Texas Maritime Academy for use aboard its own training ship, the TEXAS CLIPPER. The program was the first training program of the Academy and was used on the first training cruise during the Summer of 1965. In designing the training program for ths... of Committee) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) (Member) January 1966 PREFACE The academic program of the Texas Maritime Academy includes three summer cruises conducted aboard a training ship while the vessel is en route to various ports around...

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

    PubMed Central

    2001-01-01

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

  12. AT&T Labs Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  13. 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.

  14. Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

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

  15. Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-12-31

    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.

  16. Human Plasma Membrane Receptome

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

    PubMed Central

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

    2012-01-01

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

  18. External-injection Experiment at SPARC_LAB

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rossi, A. R.; Bacci, A.; Belleveglia, M.; Chiadroni, E.; Cianchi, A.; Di Pirro, G.; Ferrario, M.; Gallo, A.; Gatti, G.; Maroli, C.; Mostacci, A.; Petrillo, V.; Serafini, L.; Tomassini, P.; Vaccarezza, C.

    At the SPARC_LAB facility of INFN-LNF we are installing two transport lines for ultra-short electron bunches and an ultra- intense laser pulses, generated by the SPARC photo-injector and by the FLAME laser in a synchronized fashion at the tens of f s level, to co-propagate inside a hydrogen filled glass capillary, in order to perform acceleration of the electron bunch by a plasma wave driven by the laser pulse. The main aim of this experiment is to demonstrate that a high brightness electron beam can be accelerated by a plasma wave without any significant degradation of its quality. Motivations of the technical choices made and expected performances are reported.

  19. Longevity of screenwriters who win an academy award: longitudinal study

    PubMed Central

    Redelmeier, Donald A; Singh, Sheldon M

    2001-01-01

    Objective To determine whether the link between high success and longevity extends to academy award winning screenwriters. Design Retrospective cohort analysis. Participants All screenwriters ever nominated for an academy award. Main outcome measures Life expectancy and all cause mortality. Results A total of 850 writers were nominated; the median duration of follow up from birth was 68 years; and 428 writers died. On average, winners were more successful than nominees, as indicated by a 14% longer career (27.7 v 24.2, P=0.004), 34% more total films (23.2 v 17.3, P<0.001), 58% more four star films (4.8 v 3.1, P<0.001), and 62% more nominations (2.1 v 1.3, P<0.001). However, life expectancy was 3.6 years shorter for winners than for nominees (74.1 v 77.7 years, P=0.004), equivalent to a 37% relative increase in death rates (95% confidence interval 10 to 70). After adjustment for year of birth, sex, and other factors, a 35% relative increase in death rates was found (7% to 70%). Additional wins were associated with a 22% relative increase in death rates (3% to 44%). Additional nominations and additional other films in a career otherwise caused no significant increase in death rates. Conclusion The link between occupational achievement and longevity is reversed in screenwriters who win academy awards. Doubt is cast on simple biological theories for the survival gradients found for other members of society. What is already known on this topicHigh achievement has been associated with decreased all cause mortality for people in many different occupationsSuch an association is compatible with behavioural and biological theories for the role of social determinantsWhat this study addsScreenwriters nominated for an academy award show a paradoxical survival pattern, where greater success is associated with a large decrease in life expectancyThe paradox is not easily explained by talent, prestige, financial earnings, material conditions, reverse causality, measurement error, or simple demographicsIt might reflect the unusual lifestyles of writers, where success is not linked to exemplary conduct or control; this underscores the importance of behaviour PMID:11751368

  20. Online Ethics Center at the National Academy of Engineering

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

  1. 75 FR 2132 - Maine Maritime Academy; Notice of Declaration of Intention and Petition for Relief Filing and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-14

    ...Commission [Project No. 12777-001] Maine Maritime Academy; Notice of Declaration...Filed: October 28, 2009. d. Applicant: Maine Maritime Academy. e. Name of Project...River and Estuary, in Hancock County, Maine. The project would not occupy...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Wilfong, Lori G.

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Morales, Jorge Alberto

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

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

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    Bailey, Matt

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

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    Elabor-Idemudia, Patience

    2001-01-01

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

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

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    Mehrizi-Sani, A.

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Hollander, Pam

    2010-01-01

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

  12. Evaluation Report of the AEL CSRD Academy for External Facilitators: 2000 Summer Institute.

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    Howley-Rowe, Caitlin; Leopold, Gregory D.

    The Academy for External Facilitators is a significant component of AEL's Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration and is the subject of this report. External facilitators are usually assigned by state departments of education to assist low-performing schools. This report summarizes evaluation of the second summer institute of the Academy for…

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

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    Gorard, Stephen

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Nicholson, Roger M.

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Smith, J. Micheal

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Schmidt, Peter

    2007-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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,…

  20. Impact of Cisco Networking Academy Participation on the Growth of Networked Readiness for Developing Nations

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    Shawn Stockford; Donna Wright

    We report on a study of growth in countries' networked readiness since 2006, and its relationship with their level of adoption and participation in the Cisco Networking Academy program, which teaches foundational networking skills to students at more than 9,000 educational institutions in 165+ countries. Linear growth models were specified to capture the sequential processes of countries' Networking Academy involvement

  1. What Is Hospitality in the Academy? Epistemic Ignorance and the (Im)possible Gift

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    Kuokkanen, Rauna

    2008-01-01

    The academy is considered by many as the major Western institution of knowledge. This article, however, argues that the academy is characterized by prevalent "epistemic ignorance"--a concept informed by Spivak's discussion of "sanctioned ignorance." Epistemic ignorance refers to academic practices and discourses that enable the continued exclusion…

  2. LAW enFOrcement AcAdemy College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    LAW enFOrcement AcAdemy College of Rural and Community Development Community and Technical College Requirements for Certification: 16 credits The Law Enforcement Academy prepares students for a career in law en as a commissioned officer in any of approximately 65 state and municipal law enforcement organizations. The Law

  3. 76 FR 71333 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    ...include updates on ``Don't Ask Don't Tell;'' a National and Air Force perspective on Diversity; the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation; Air Force Academy fiscal issues; and the Superintendent's update. In accordance with 5 U.S.C....

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

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    Brand, Betsy

    2009-01-01

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

  5. 75 FR 37780 - Proposed Waivers and Extensions of Project Periods: Presidential Academies and Congressional...

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    ...methodology or the teaching of history. The Secretary certifies that...large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the...Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education, and...Academies for Students of American History and Civics Education)...

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

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    Glennen, Robert E.; Martin, David J.

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

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

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    Humphrys, Mark

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

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

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    Sheryl Conrad Cozart

    2010-01-01

    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

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

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    Ho, Howard

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    This report describes career academies in 12 Florida school districts in the 2006/07 school year. It examines their structure and career clusters, the high schools offering them, and the students enrolled. This study is driven by three research questions: (1) How many career academies were there, and of what types? (2) What were the…

  11. Exploring Governance in Two Chains of Academy Schools: A Comparative Case Study

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    Salokangas, Maija; Chapman, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    Although the number and size of academy chains in England is still increasing, the implications of these arrangements at a local level remain under-researched. This article reports findings from a comparative case study focusing on governance arrangements and sponsor involvement in two chains of academies. The findings suggest that the policy and…

  12. LSUHSC-NO Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship Member Profile

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    at Earl K. Long for Heart Failure Disease Management, I also enjoy providing education and feedbackLSUHSC-NO Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship Member Profile Angela C. Johnson incorporated into the practice of medicine. Last Update: 5/5/10 Educational Domains Represented in Academy

  13. Wellcome Trust CONSULTATION RESPONSE Academy of Medical Sciences -Team Science Consultation

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    and medical research to come together. 4. We recognise the importance of team science. Effective networks the consideration that the Academy of Medical Sciences is giving to this topic. This will help to ensureWellcome Trust CONSULTATION RESPONSE Academy of Medical Sciences - Team Science Consultation

  14. The Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing

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    The Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing Anna C. Cavender, Richard E, WA 98195 USA {cavender, ladner, robroth}@cs.washington.edu ABSTRACT Deaf and hard of hearing students describes a 9-week Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing that jump

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

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    Rimbey, Kimberly

    2007-01-01

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

  16. Improved Movement Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy / For use with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT software and base set 9797

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    ROBOTC Movement Improved Movement · © Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy / For use with LEGO · © Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy / For use with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT software and base set 9797 Mellon Robotics Academy / For use with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT software and base set 9797

  17. 77 FR 35751 - Academy Express, L.L.C.-Acquisition of the Properties of Entertainment Tours, Inc.

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    ...No. MCF 21043] Academy Express, L.L.C.--Acquisition of the Properties of Entertainment...SUMMARY: Academy Express, L.L.C., a motor carrier of passengers (Academy), has filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for its acquisition of the...

  18. 78 FR 9451 - Academy Express, L.L.C.-Acquisition of Property-Golden Ring Travel & Transportation, Inc.

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    ...No. MCF 21049] Academy Express, L.L.C.--Acquisition of Property--Golden...January 10, 2013, Academy Express, L.L.C. (Academy), a motor carrier of passengers...application for authority under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire the property of...

  19. 33 CFR 334.160 - Severn River, at U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin, Annapolis, Md.; naval restricted area.

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

  20. 33 CFR 334.160 - Severn River, at U.S. Naval Academy Santee Basin, Annapolis, Md.; naval restricted area.

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