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Biotechnology Education: A Multiple Instructional Strategies Approach  

E-print Network

This paper will provide a brief rationale for the inclusion of biotechnology in technology education, a definition of biotechnology, a structure of the content area, and an overview of pertinent learning theory. Most of the discussion focuses on an approach to biotechnology instruction that employs elements of the teaching and learning principles found in behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist theories

unknown authors

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Biotechnology Education: A Multiple Instructional Strategies Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a rationale for inclusion of biotechnology in technology education. Describes an instructional strategy that uses behaviorist, cognitive, and constructivist learning theories in two activities involving photobioreactors and bovine somatotropin (growth hormone). (Contains 39 references.) (SK)

Dunham, Trey; Wells, John; White, Karissa

2002-01-01

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The effect of biotechnology education on Australian high school students' understandings and attitudes about biotechnology processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our education system aims to equip young people with the knowledge, problem-solving skills and values to cope with an increasingly technological society. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of biotechnology education on adolescents' understanding and attitudes about processes associated with biotechnology. Data were drawn from teacher and student interviews and surveys in the context of innovative

Vaille Dawson; Christina Soames

2006-01-01

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The education at School of Biotechnology is centered around the five-year education programs in Bio-technology and the  

E-print Network

The education at School of Biotechnology is centered around the five-year education programs in Bio-technology and the two-year international masters program in Biotechnology. The School operates more than 40 different-graduate education (PhD level) is not operated by the office of education. The education program in biotechnology

Lagergren, Jens

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Biotechnology Education and the Internet. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The world of modern biotechnology is based on recent developments in molecular biology, especially those in genetic engineering. Since this is a relatively new and rapidly advancing field of study, there are few traditional sources of information and activities. This digest highlights biotechnology resources including those that can be found on…

Lee, Thomas

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National Educators' Workshop: Update 1996  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 96, held at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico on October 27-30, 1996. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

Gardner, James E.; Freeman, Ginger L.; Jacobs, James; Parkin, Don M.

1997-01-01

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Biotechnology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The field of biotechnology, and specifically recombinant DNA technology, is transforming the way that many feel about the nature and purposes of biology. This newsletter annual supplement contains several articles addressing the topic of biotechnology and the importance that the topic should be given in science classes. James D. Watson's article,…

Van Vranken, Nancy S., Ed.

1987-01-01

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Innovation & Management of Biotechnology Education Highlands & Preparations Engineering Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the analysis of the modern manufacturing and bio-pharmaceutical engineering experimental education, we put forward the basic ideas of innovation and management of biotechnology education highlands and preparations engineering laboratory: balanced engineering group as the guide, complete product as a link, tiny model manufacturing as a base, high technology animal and plant medicines as a core, to realize seamless

Ping Wan; Jun Chen; Xin-Guo Li; Li-Zhen Li; Quan-Xi Wang

2009-01-01

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Envrionmental applications of marine biotechnology: Summary of a program development workshop. Held in La Jolla, California on August 2, 1994  

Microsoft Academic Search

The California Sea Grant College System held a workshop on environmental applications of marine biotechnology on August 2, 1994 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California. The goal of this workshop was to bring agency representatives, researchers and potential users together in an open dialogue on the needs, opportunities, and potential applications of biological and biochemical technologies in monitoring,

Tebo

1995-01-01

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Conference-EC-US Task Force Joint US-EU Workshop on Metabolomics and Environmental Biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Since 1990, the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research has been coordinating transatlantic efforts to guide and exploit the ongoing revolution in biotechnology and the life sciences. The Task Force was established in June 1990 by the European Commission and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Task Force has acted as an effective forum for discussion, coordination, and development of new ideas for the last 18 years. Task Force members are European Commission and US Government science and technology administrators who meet annually to enhance communication across the Atlantic, and to encourage collaborative research. Through sponsoring workshops, and other activities, the Task Force also brings together scientific leaders and early career researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to forecast research challenges and opportunities and to promote better links between researchers. Over the years, by keeping a focus on the future of science, the Task Force has played a key role in establishing a diverse range of emerging scientific fields, including biodiversity research, neuroinformatics, genomics, nanobiotechnology, neonatal immunology, transkingdom molecular biology, biologically-based fuels, and environmental biotechnology. The EC-US Task Force has sponsored a number of Working Groups on topics of mutual transatlantic interest. The idea to create a Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology research was discussed in the Task Force meeting of October 1993. The EC-US Working Group on Environmental Biotechnology set as its mission 'To train the next generation of leaders in environmental biotechnology in the United States and the European Union to work collaboratively across the Atlantic.' Since 1995, the Working Group supported three kinds of activities, all of which focus one early career scientists: (1) Workshops on the use of molecular methods and genomics in environmental biotechnology; (2) Short courses with theoretical, laboratory and field elements; and (3) Short term exchange fellowships. The short term exchange fellowships were created to enable young scientists to develop collaborations with colleagues across the Atlantic and to learn a new skill or expertise in the area of environmental biotechnology.

PI: Lily Y. Young; Co-PI: Gerben J. Zylstra

2009-06-04

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Envrionmental applications of marine biotechnology: Summary of a program development workshop. Held in La Jolla, California on August 2, 1994  

SciTech Connect

The California Sea Grant College System held a workshop on environmental applications of marine biotechnology on August 2, 1994 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California. The goal of this workshop was to bring agency representatives, researchers and potential users together in an open dialogue on the needs, opportunities, and potential applications of biological and biochemical technologies in monitoring, remediation, and restoration of contaminated marine environments. Specifically the workshop assessed the current state of knowledge of `environmental marine biotechnology` in California, cited some examples of environmental problems, and attempted to identify some of the key scientific questions and areas for future Sea Grant research. The intent of this document is not to exhaustively review all the existing problems within the State of California, nor all the current and future applications of marine environmental technologies, but rather to touch upon some of the examples where marine biotechnology may make important contributions and to make some recommendations with regard to future program initiatives.

Tebo, B.M.

1995-12-31

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The Status and Need for Plant Biotechnology Education in Texas Secondary Agricultural Curriculum  

E-print Network

, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics TEA Texas Education Agency GMO Genetically Modified Organism(s) PEIMS Public Education Information Management System 5 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Biotechnology plays an ever...

Sprouse, Ian Richard

2013-09-24

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The National Workshop on Clean Energy Education  

E-print Network

The National Workshop on Clean Energy Education ENERGYLITERACY Recommendations and Strategies Full Report #12;THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CLEAN ENERGY EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-reaching benefits to the nation. We need to advance our economic and industrial competitiveness, assure a long

Gilbert, Matthew

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Entrepreneurship Education: Workshops and Entrepreneurial Intentions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data collected from participants in an entrepreneurship education workshop series, the author examined the series' impact and tested a model of entrepreneurial intentions incorporating social and psychological factors. He found that entrepreneurial disposition and workshop participation significantly influenced intentions, exposure to role…

Pruett, Mark

2012-01-01

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A Workshop on Distance Education in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a workshop which was held for the academic and technical personnel of the Chinese Central Broadcasting and Television University (CCTU). The purpose of the workshop was to describe recent developments in distance education, principally in Great Britain, and contrast this with experiences in other parts of the world. (Author/LLS)

Neilson, Bob

1981-01-01

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Environment, Education and Sustainable Development: Workshop Proposal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the 7th World Assembly of the International Council of Adult Education. It also presents a workshop proposal on Environment, Ecology and Sustainable Development, based mainly on the Treaty of Environmental Education for Sustainable Societies and Global Responsibility. The proposal emphasizes on an inclusive, permanent and…

Convergence, 2006

2006-01-01

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Biotechnology Education as Social and Cultural Production/Reproduction of the Biotechnology Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is a commentary to a paper by Anne Solli, Frank Bach and Björn Åkerman on how students at a technical university learn to argue as biotechnologists. Solli and her colleagues report from an ethnographic study performed during the first semester of a 5-year program in biotechnology at a technical university in Sweden. Their study…

Andrée, Maria

2014-01-01

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Conference-EC-US Task Force Joint US-EU Workshop on Metabolomics and Environmental Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1990, the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research has been coordinating transatlantic efforts to guide and exploit the ongoing revolution in biotechnology and the life sciences. The Task Force was established in June 1990 by the European Commission and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Task Force has acted as an effective forum for discussion,

Lily Y. Young; Gerben J. Zylstra

2009-01-01

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COSEE-West Workshops for Teachers and Informal Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site features all upcoming educator workshops in the greater Los Angeles area, listing the topic, date, and location. The listing also has a link to past workshops where you can download the event fliers (in pdf format).

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Factors Related to the Intent of Agricultural Educators To Adopt Integrated Agricultural Biotechnology Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent legislation encourages the integration of academic content in agricultural education. In North Carolina, high school agricultural education programs can now choose to offer a state adopted integrated biotechnology curriculum. Empirical evidence was needed to identify and describe factors related to the intent of agricultural educators to…

Wilson, Elizabeth; Kirby, Barbara; Flowers, Jim

2002-01-01

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Quality Assurance in Postgraduate Education. ENQA Workshop Report 12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present report follows an ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) Workshop on Quality Assurance and Postgraduate Education, hosted by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) in Brasov, Romania on 12-13 March 2009. The workshop was an excellent opportunity for ENQA members to exchange…

Bitusikova, Alexandra; Bohrer, Janet; Borosic, Ivana; Costes, Nathalie; Edinsel, Kerim; Hollander, Karoline; Jacobsson, Gunilla; Jakopovic, Ivan Filip; Kearney, Mary-Louise; Mulder, Fred; Negyesi, Judith; Pietzonka, Manuel

2010-01-01

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China-US Workshop on Biotechnology of Bioenergy Plants, Nov. 16-17, 2009, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Page 1 CChhiinnaa--UUSS WWoorrkksshhoopp oonn BBiiootteecchhnnoollooggyy ooff BBiiooeenneerrggyy PPllaannttss  

E-print Network

China-US Workshop on Biotechnology of Bioenergy Plants, Nov. 16-17, 2009, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA) environmental sustainability of bioenergy production, (3) ecological foundations of water resources and quality Center, a Bioenergy and Environmental Sustainability theme has arisen and been the topic of several

Ginzel, Matthew

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Continuing the Education of Health Workers. A Workshop Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is intended to promote the development of systems of continuing education and describe some of the principles involved in establishing them, at either a national or regional level. The book is designed for workshop organizers, workshop participants, and persons interested in promoting continuing education systems. Resources are provided…

Abbatt, F. R.; Mejia, A.

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Is the Workshop Working? A Survey of Writers & Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a survey that asks three educators to comment on the positive and negative results of the writing workshop tradition in America. Considers the ways in which the workshop has come to reflect contemporary notions of education, the relationship between the writer and the audience, and the nature of the imagination. (SG)

Upton, Lee; Morse, Michael; Lenhart, Gary

2002-01-01

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Elementary Education Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Biotechnology and Its Related Processes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined preservice teachers' understanding of biotechnology and its related processes. A sample comprised 88 elementary education preservice teachers at a large university in the Midwest of the USA. A total of 60 and 28 of the participants were enrolled in introductory and advanced science methods courses, respectively. Most…

Chabalengula, Vivien Mweene; Mumba, Frackson; Chitiyo, Jonathan

2011-01-01

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Workshop in the Education of Deaf-Blind Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Included in the proceedings of a 1973 workshop on the education of deaf blind children are four papers on aspects of diagnosis and remediation. Roger Seelye discusses vision, visual anomalies, and the implications of low vision conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, retrolental fibroplasia, and optic atrophy. The low vision aids workshop is…

Weir, A. Charles, Ed.

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32 CFR 705.30 - Aerospace Education Workshop.  

...AFFAIRS REGULATIONS § 705.30 Aerospace Education Workshop. (a) This program is devised by the Navy to give students at colleges and universities conducting teacher training a comprehensive background in the field of aviation. The...

2014-07-01

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Career Education Workshops: A Follow-Up Role for Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lack of follow-up procedures to help implement ideas presented by workshop leaders often causes the failure of career education programs. School counselors, in the role of follow-up coordinators, can help avert such failures. (Author)

Gerler, Edwin R., Jr.

1975-01-01

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Science Instructors' Perceptions of the Risks of Biotechnology: Implications for Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Developing scientifically literate students who understand the socially contextualized nature of science and technology is a national focus of science education reform. Science educators' perceptions of risks and benefits of new technologies (such as biotechnology) may shape their instructional approaches. This study examined the perceived risk of biotechnology of four groups of science educators: pre-service science teachers, in-service science teachers, biology graduate teaching assistants, and biology professors ( n = 91). Data sources included a survey instrument and card sort task designed to determine the respondents' structure of risk perception and factors contributing to this structure. The perceptions of the four educator groups were compared and contrasted along these dimensions. Results showed that the teacher groups were similar along many aspects of risk perception, but university professors were more likely to view the more subtle "gray areas" between biotechnology risks. The results are discussed in the context of understanding teacher risk perception on science pedagogical practice as well as the role of content knowledge and teaching experience on risk perception formation.

Gardner, Grant Ean; Jones, M. Gail

2011-11-01

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How to Plan a Drug Abuse Education Workshop for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These guidelines to planning a drug abuse education workshop for teachers were developed in the course of a one year project. The booklet begins with brief concepts of philosophies of drug abuse education. The second part of the booklet is concerned with objectives of inservice training for drug abuse education. A discussion of an orientation…

National Education Association, Washington, DC.

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[First South american network of biomedical research. Education and biotechnology for health].  

PubMed

It is in our interest, in this brief manuscript, to report the creation of the first program of regional integration of a network of research institutes in Biomedicine belonging to members of the MERCOSUR countries. We discuss some of the foundations that gave sustenance to its creation and its objectives in the medium and long term. In addition, we consider the potential of the results of this program in the fields of applied medical research, education and biotechnology. PMID:23335711

Perone, Marcelo J; Velázquez, Graciela; Rojas de Arias, Antonieta; Chamorro, Gustavo; Coluchi, Norma; Pirmez, Claude; Savino, Wilson; Barbeito, Luis; Arzt, Eduardo

2013-01-01

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A Teaching Model for Biotechnology and Genomics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the Genomic Analogy Model for Educators (GAME) strategy for making concepts in genomics easily understandable for both students and the general population by using familiar objects and concepts associated with daily life. Uses web-based tutorials accompanied by laboratory exercises that are intended to be used by students studying…

Kirkpatrick, Gretchen; Orvis, Kathryn; Pittendrigh, Barry

2002-01-01

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Educating via entertainment media: the Sesame Workshop approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sesame Workshop was founded 35 years ago to investigate whether entertainment media could be used to educate children. At that time the medium in question was television. As the Sesame Street television show prepares to celebrate its 35th year on the air, the television programming schedule now includes a wide variety of other educational programming for young children, and researchers

Glenda L. Revelle

2003-01-01

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Higher Education Administrators' Institute for Teacher Training in Adult Basic Education Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A workshop held December 7, 8, and 9, 1970, was the second phase of a three-part program which aims to organize and develop Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher preparation programs in institutions of higher education. The goals of the workshop were to: (1) inform participants about the need for professional preparation in teaching Adult Basic…

Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Graduate School of Education.

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Electronic Communications: Education Via a Virtual Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a virtual workshop where participants across the United States learn by interacting with their own computers. Highlights the program's goals, audience activity, goals versus accomplishments, CPU usage, consulting, and effectiveness. (Author/VWL)

Leibensperger, Roslyn; Mehringer, Susan; Trefethen, Anne; Kalos, Malvin

1997-01-01

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Biotechnology Works!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There have been few initiatives addressing the improvement of science education for students with disabilities. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Biotechnology Works is a summer institute in immunology and genetics for students with disabilities, high school science teachers, and high school counselors. During the 1998 summer session,…

Cohen, Libby G.; Spenciner, Loraine

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On the Difference between Designing Children and Raising Them: Ethics and the Use of Educationally Oriented Biotechnology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of educationally oriented biotechnology has grown drastically in recent decades and is likely to continue to grow. Advances in both the neurosciences and genetics have opened up important areas of application and industry, from psychopharmacology to gene-chip technologies. This article reviews the current state of educationally oriented…

Stein, Zachary

2010-01-01

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Functional Context Education. Workshop Resource Notebook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This notebook contains materials for a workshop to teach participants how to address the needs of youth and adults for improved literacy, employability, and productivity. Chapter 1 provides information about the current state of youth and adult literacy, employability, and productivity in the United States. Chapter 2 presents a conceptual…

Sticht, Thomas G.

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COASTAL CURRICULUM STATEWIDE EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS MX964257  

EPA Science Inventory

Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program will develop materials for and conduct a series of local and regional workshops for teachers to introduce two curricula the Program has developed that cover such topics as: productivity and habitats, land loss, water quality and hypoxia, livin...

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A Marketing Perspective on Educational Games, Simulations and Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the literature on marketing and uses the four elements of product, price, place, and promotion to elicit guidance for those who wish to market educational games, simulations, and workshops. Devising a marketing strategy centered on the customer is discussed, and the distinction between goods and services is described. (11 references)…

Cryer, Patricia

1989-01-01

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Contentious problems in bioscience and biotechnology: a pilot study of an approach to ethics education.  

PubMed

This manuscript describes a pilot study in ethics education employing a problem-based learning approach to the study of novel, complex, ethically fraught, unavoidably public, and unavoidably divisive policy problems, called "fractious problems," in bioscience and biotechnology. Diverse graduate and professional students from four US institutions and disciplines spanning science, engineering, humanities, social science, law, and medicine analyzed fractious problems employing "navigational skills" tailored to the distinctive features of these problems. The students presented their results to policymakers, stakeholders, experts, and members of the public. This approach may provide a model for educating future bioscientists and bioengineers so that they can meaningfully contribute to the social understanding and resolution of challenging policy problems generated by their work. PMID:22389209

Berry, Roberta M; Borenstein, Jason; Butera, Robert J

2013-06-01

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Impact of Transformative Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education on Academic Institutions. Workshop Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In May 2008, a two-day workshop was held in Arlington, Virginia with the goal of defining the progress of interdisciplinary research and graduate education and their impacts on academic institutions. The workshop was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Education and Human Resources, Division of Graduate Education,…

Van Hartesveldt, Carol; Giordan, Judith

2008-01-01

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Key National Education Indicators: Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The education system in the United States is continually challenged to adapt and improve, in part because its mission has become far more ambitious than it once was. At the turn of the 20th century, less than one-tenth of students enrolled were expected to graduate from high school. Today, most people expect schools to prepare all students to…

Beatty, Alexandra; Koenig, Judith A.

2012-01-01

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High Tech/High Touch: A Computer Education Leadership Development Workshop. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains materials and suggested activities for use in a 5-day workshop on leadership development for instructional computer coordinators, computer education teachers, workshop leaders, teachers of teachers, and other people who play a leadership role in the workshop format in small group discussions, together with sharing and…

Moursund, David

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Teaching the Nature of Biotechnology Using Service-Learning Instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 2-credit service-learning biotechnology course designed as a general education elective for students of all majors and at all levels was offered as an 8-week, half- semester course. The course met for a total of 3 hours of lecture\\/discussion and 2 hours of service-learning workshop weekly, during which students participated in discussions about peer-reviewed articles, group problem-solving exercises and reflective

Beronda L. Montgomery

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IVA (Illinois Vocational Association) Workshops--An Innovative Approach to Inservice Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A joint effort in inservice education between the Illinois Division of Vocational and Technical Education and the Illinois Vocational Association (IVA) created ten diversified mini workshops which were conducted at the 1973 IVA convention in Chicago. The overall, average participant rating for the workshop was 3.76 on a one-to-four continuum. (EA)

Anderson, Edward T.

1974-01-01

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Making Workshops Work in Physical Education and Recreation for Special Populations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guidelines are presented for developing workshops and inservice programs in physical education and recreation for impaired, disabled, and handicapped persons. Workshops are explained to be designed to create awareness of problems faced by the handicapped and the role of physical education and recreation in their lives. Considered are the following…

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. Information and Research Utilization Center.

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"Don't Forget Your Leech Socks"! Children's Learning during an Eden Education Officer's Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study looked at 30 primary aged children between 10 and 11 years old who were visiting the Eden Project, Cornwall and participating in workshops led and designed by the Eden Education Officers. The study attempted to directly test the effects of the Education Officers' workshops on children's learning. Personal meaning mapping, a…

Bowker, Rob; Jasper, Andy

2007-01-01

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Book of Proceedings of Workshops Held on Physical Education for the Mentally Retarded.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings are presented from three workshops concerning physical education for the mentally retarded held at Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, and University of Southern Mississippi in 1967. Topics covered in the workshops include program development of physical education with the mentally handicapped, reports of research…

Mississippi Univ. for Women, Columbus.

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USAID Worldwide Education and Training Workshop (Arlington, Virginia, August 17-21, 2009)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2009 Worldwide Education and Training Workshop brought together over 375 members of the international development community to share best practices in addressing the growing challenges in the field of education for social and economic development. This paper presents synopses of the presentations delivered during the workshop.

US Agency for International Development, 2009

2009-01-01

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Developing an Educational Workshop on Teen Depression and Suicide: A Proactive Community Intervention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An educational workshop was developed in Monroe County, New York on teen depression and suicide. The workshop used a proactive, preventive-educational approach, including both primary and secondary prevention modalities, directly available to teens, parents, and youth professionals. The program subsequently developed new partnerships between…

McArt, Ebba W.; Shulman, Donald A.; Gajary, Elizabeth

1999-01-01

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Wright Institute Workshop/Conference on Democratic Education for American Society, 26 and 27 July 1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven essays presented at three workshops/conferences examining democratic education in American society are provided. Topics of the three workshop sessions include (1) The Price of Failure: Equality of Educational Opportunity and the Realities of Competition; (2) The Burden of Success: Recruitment and Training of National Elites; and (3) The…

Gold, Martin M., Comp.

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Bilingual Pairs in Teacher Education: Exploring Wild Strategies in an Environmental Education Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the authors narrate the results of a linguistically accommodated environmental education workshop in which monolingual and bilingual preservice teachers were exposed to instruction in English and Spanish. The authors contend that environmental initiatives, such as Project Wildlife in Learning Design, can promote an understanding of…

Arreguín-Anderson, María Guadalupe; Garza, Esther V.

2014-01-01

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Alternative Education Guidelines, Model Middle School Alternative Education Program. Workshop II. Prevention Programs & Funding.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These workshop materials are the guidelines Broward County (Florida) has established to carry out the state legislative mandate authorizing school boards to establish educational alternative programs to meet the individual needs and interests of students who are disruptive, unsucessful, or disinterested in the normal school environment. Included…

National Association of School Security Directors, Bellevue, WA.

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Biotechnology Books  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Annotated bibliography of useful books related to biotechnology. This project was started by Jim Dekloe; additions and recommendations are welcome. The topics covered here include general biotechnology books, bioinformatics and genome projects, immunology, food biochemistry, and many more.

Dekloe, Jim

2009-07-29

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Biotechnology at the Weslaco Center BIOTECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

Biotechnology at the Weslaco Center BIOTECHNOLOGY Description Biotechnology, the ability revolutionized agriculture. The Biotechnology Program at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in the Biotechnology Program developed the necessary technology to produce new disease-resistant trees

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Chinese Leadership in Arts Education Workshops: A Sino-American Cross-Cultural Exchange  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report compares important aspects of American and Chinese dance education through the lens of the "Chinese Leadership in Arts Education" workshops organized by Brigham Young University in response to requests from Chinese arts educators to observe American arts education in practice as a benchmark for assessing the direction of Chinese arts…

Huang, Jiamin

2009-01-01

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Relating Outdoor Education Concepts to Emotionally Handicapped Children and Youth. Proceedings from Six Regional Workshops Conducted 1972-73.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Resource material relating outdoor education concepts to the education of emotionally handicapped children and youth distributed at six regional workshops (New York State, 1972-73 school year) constitutes the major element of this report on workshop proceedings. Detailed resource and/or curriculum guides prepared by local workshop consultants are…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.

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Report and Evaluation of the Second Annual Workshop for Vocational Education Personnel Working with the Handicapped.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report describes an inservice workshop for vocational education teachers of the physically, mentally, and multiply handicapped. The first third of the report consists of a general introduction and a summary of workshop activities with respect to (1) general information, (2) topics covered, (3) requirements for a letter grade, (4) summaries of…

Sheppard, N. Alan

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Selected Proceedings and Information from the 1968 Summer Workshop in Research in Vocational-Technical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 3-week workshop concentrated on techniques and procedures for research proposals and projects in vocational education, with special emphasis on research at the local level. Participants were involved both in the formal workshop sessions and in the design of actual research proposals. A summary of two panel discussions and manuscripts for the…

Zancanella, James, Ed.; Black, Fred P., Jr., Ed.

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Bear Creek, Alabama - Teachers' Workshop in Environmental Education (Hodges, Alabama, June 14-18, 1971).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An outdoor education workshop, initiated at the request of teachers in the Bear Creek Watershed area (Alabama), was conducted through a cooperative effort of local agencies and offices of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The purpose of the workshop was to demonstrate to the teachers how the outdoors can be utilized to introduce, strengthen, and…

Tennessee Valley Authority (Land Between the Lakes), Golden Pond, KY.

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NASA Kennedy Space Center Educator Workshops: Exploring Their Impact on Teacher Attitudes and Concerns  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds summer teacher workshops to motivate teachers to use space science in their lessons. In evaluating these workshops, the areas of interest were participant beliefs about science and science teaching and concerns about educational change and innovation. The teachers attending workshops in 1995, past participants, teachers that received materials but had not attended a workshop, and science researchers were surveyed using the Beliefs about Science and Science Education Survey and/or the Stages of Concern Questionnaire. Comparisons were made by workshop length, time since workshop, and highest grade taught. Reductions in concerns were most evident in the four week workshop. Changes in beliefs were also observed relative to teaching approach and ability. Differences in beliefs were observed between teachers and science researchers. Differences were also observed relative to time since attendance and by grade level taught. It is recommended that the workshops be at least four weeks in length and in length and target specific grade levels, that refresher workshops be offered.

Dreschel, Thomas W.

1996-01-01

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National Educators' Workshop: Update 1998. Standard Experiments in Engineering, Materials Science, and Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 98. held at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York on November 1-4, 1998.

Arrington, Ginger L. F. (Compiler); Gardner, James E. (Compiler); Jacobs, James A. (Compiler); Swyler, Karl J. (Compiler); Fine, Leonard W. (Compiler)

1999-01-01

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National Educators' Workshop. Update 1999: Standard Experiments in Engineering, Materials Science and Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 99, held at DaimlerChrysler, Auburn Hills, Michigan, from October 31 - November 3, 1999.

Arrington, Ginger L. F. (Compiler); Gardner, James E. (Compiler); Jacobs, James A. (Compiler); Fillion, John E. (Compiler); Mallick, P. K. (Compiler)

2000-01-01

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National Educators' Workshop. Update 92: Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the workshop. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

Gardner, James E. (compiler); Jacobs, James A. (compiler); Craig, Douglas F. (compiler)

1993-01-01

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Providing Effective Professional Development for Teachers through the Lunar Workshops for Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to integrate current scientific discoveries in the classroom, K–12 teachers benefit from professional development and support. The Lunar Workshops for Educators is a series of weeklong workshops for grade 6–9 science teachers focused on lunar science and exploration, sponsored by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and conducted by the LRO Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Team. The Lunar Workshops for Educators, have provided this professional development for teachers for the last five years. Program evaluation includes pre- and post- content tests and surveys related to classroom practice, daily surveys, and follow-up surveys conducted during the academic year following the summer workshops to assess how the knowledge and skills learned at the workshop are being used in the classroom. The evaluation of the workshop shows that the participants increased their overall knowledge of lunar science and exploration. Additionally, they gained knowledge about student misconceptions related to the Moon and ways to address those misconceptions. The workshops impacted the ways teachers taught about the Moon by providing them with resources to teach about the Moon and increased confidence in teaching about these topics. Participants reported ways that the workshop impacted their teaching practices beyond teaching about the Moon, encouraging them to include more inquiry and other teaching techniques demonstrated in the workshops in their science classes. Overall, the program evaluation has shown the Lunar Workshops for Educators are effective at increasing teachers’ knowledge about the Moon and use of inquiry-based teaching into their classrooms. Additionally, the program supports participant teachers in integrating current scientific discoveries into their classrooms.

Canipe, Marti; Buxner, Sanlyn; Jones, Andrea; Hsu, Brooke; Shaner, Andy; Bleacher, Lora

2014-11-01

67

Task Force Report. State of the Art of Adult Education: CONFINTEA Follow Up. [and] Workshop Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes task force recommendations on the role of the International Council for Adult Education in monitoring achievement of adult education objectives, qualitative and quantitative indicators, and diverse data collection methods. Eleven workshop reports discuss progress on adult education policy advocacy, documentation, health care reform,…

Convergence, 2001

2001-01-01

68

Marine Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Biotechnology based upon genes from the marine environment (sometimes referred to as “blue-biotechnology”) has a considerable,\\u000a if hitherto relatively unused, potential because of the enormous phylogenetic diversity of marine organisms and the potential\\u000a for novel undiscovered biological mechanisms, including biochemical pathways. The increasing knowledge of marine genomics\\u000a has started to have a major impact on the field of marine biotechnology.

Joel Querellou; Jean-Paul Cadoret; Michael J. Allen; Jonas Collén

69

Global Perspectives on Early Childhood Education. Proceedings from the Global Perspectives on Early Childhood Education Workshop (Washington, DC, April 6-7, 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A workshop on Global Perspectives on Early Childhood Education brought together leading experts on preschool education and early learning in other countries. The workshop was intended to stimulate the exchange of ideas on early childhood education by providing an opportunity for early childhood educators, researchers, and policy experts from…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.

70

The Knowledge Economy and Postsecondary Education: Report of a Workshop (Washington, DC, May 14-15, 2001).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Committee on the Impact of the Changing Economy on the Education System of the Center for Education, National Research Council, held a workshop to discuss changes in postsecondary education practices in response to economic factors. The report results from the Committees deliberations, the discussions at the workshop, and the papers prepared…

Graham, Patricia Albjerg, Ed.; Stacey, Nevzer G., Ed.

71

Metric Education Resources for Health Educators. A Workshop for Health Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These workshop materials are designed to provide basic information and develop competencies necessary for the health occupations teacher to use and integrate metrics into the curriculum. Objectives and activities of the three-hour workshop are outlined. Informational materials cover historical development of the metric system, metric units, metric…

Vos, Robert; Sandiford, Janice R.

72

Outcomes of AIDS Education and Training Center HIV/AIDS Skill-Building Workshops on Provider Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC) implemented a Web-based survey method to measure impact on practitioners of HIV/AIDS skill-building workshops offered in seven midwestern states. Surveys were sent to 2,949 participants from 230 workshops 4-6 weeks after each workshop. Of those surveyed, 631 respondents provided usable data…

Bashook, Philip G.; Linsk, Nathan L.; Jacob, Beth-Anne; Aguado, Patricia; Edison, Marcia; Rivero, Ricardo; Schechtman, Barbara; Prabhughate, Priti

2010-01-01

73

Research and Education in Basic Space Science: The Approach Pursued in the UN/ESA Workshops  

E-print Network

Since 1990, the United Nations in cooperation with the European Space Agency is holding annually a workshop on basic space science for the benefit of the worldwide development of astronomy. These workshops have been held in countries of Asia and the Pacific (India, Sri Lanka), Latin America and the Caribbean (Costa Rica, Colombia, Honduras), Africa (Nigeria), Western Asia (Egypt, Jordan), and Europe (Germany, France). Additional to the scientific benefits of the workshops and the strengthening of international cooperation, the workshops lead to the establishment of astronomical telescope facilities in Colombia, Egypt, Honduras, Jordan, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Uruguay. The annual UN/ESA Workshops continue to pursue an agenda to network these astronomical telescope facilities through similar research and education programmes. Teaching material and hands-on astrophysics material has been developed for the operation of such astronomical telescope facilities in an university environment.

H. M. K. Al-Naimiy; C. P. Celebre; K. Chamcham; H. S. P. de Alwis; M. C. P. de Carias; H. J. Haubold; A. E. Troche Boggino

2000-02-22

74

Migrant Education. Third Annual Regional Workshop (Virginia Beach, Va., March 5-9, 1972).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Third Annual Regional Workshop on Migrant Education was held on March 5-9, 1972 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This conference was for migrant educators from the Eastern Stream states extending from the Gulf of Mexico north to New England. Over 480 participants met, coordinating their ideas and experiences to create a better world for the…

Nachman, Cynthia P., Comp.

75

National Educators' Workshop: Update 1991. Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Given here is a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 91, held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on November 12-14, 1991. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

Gardner, James E. (compiler); Jacobs, James A. (compiler); Stiegler, James O. (compiler)

1992-01-01

76

National Educators' Workshop: Update 1988. Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Presented here is a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 88, held May 10 to 12, 1988 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersberg, Maryland. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

Gardner, James E. (compiler); Jacobs, James A. (compiler)

1990-01-01

77

National Educators' Workshop: Update 1994. Standard experiments in engineering materials science and technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 94. The experiments relate to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provide information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

Gardner, James E. (compiler); Jacobs, James A. (compiler); Fraker, Anna C. (compiler)

1995-01-01

78

Proceedings of the First National Workshop on Energy Efficiency Education Through Technology Transfer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains the proceedings from a workshop held in Washington, D.C. in December, 1977. The purpose of the conference was to examine project PROCEED (Program for Continuing Engineering Education) as an innovative approach to technology transfer in energy efficiency education and the potential relationships of the project with the…

Cohen, Karen C., Ed.

79

Designing and Writing of Distance Education Materials for Basic Education and Development Training Programmes. A Report on the 1987 Workshop Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of two 2-week workshops was conducted in East Africa in 1987 by the German Foundation for International Development to assist educators in the development of instructional materials for distance and adult education. These workshops were designed to: (1) bring together writers of distance education materials to share their experiences and…

Mazrui, K.; And Others

80

Ethics and Corruption in Education. Results from the Expert Workshop (Paris, France, November 28-29, 2001). Policy Forum on Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book summarizes the findings of a research workshop organized by the International Institute for Educational Planning on ethics and corruption in education. It makes a case for addressing the issue of corruption in education based on the experiences of the various participants of the workshop, representatives of various countries and…

Hallak, Jacques; Poisson, Muriel

81

Radiation and Health: A Workshop for Science Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This workshop covers nuclear science and technology topics suitable for science teachers to use in grade 4-12 classes. Subjects included are Fundamentals of Radiation, Exposure to natural and man- made Radiation, Cellular Biology and Radiation Effects, Radioactive Waste Management, Health Physics and Radiation Physics, and Career possibilities in Nuclear Technology. Schools of participants will receive a working Geiger Counter. Workshop presenter is a TEA-approved CPE Provider. Limited to 20 participants - 3 hours - Cost 2.00

Krieger, Kenneth

2010-03-01

82

Workshop Report: Distributive Education Project Development Workshop (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, June 19-30, 1967).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report of a 2-week workshop contains 12 papers presented by their authors, four business presentations, and 12 group and 25 individual projects. The papers pertain to the application of the project method, objectives and use of projects, and preparing culturally deprived students. The business presentations relate to advertising, credit,…

Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.

83

Engaging Scientists in Educator Professional Development Workshops: Lessons Learned from E/PO Professionals, and Tips for Scientists  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientists are often asked to speak at workshops for educators, because Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) professionals and other facilitators who organize and lead professional development workshops really like to include them. Scientists are an incredibly valuable asset to workshops - when they come prepared. We will present tips for E/PO professionals who would like to include scientists in their next workshop, and tips for scientists who have been asked or would like to give presentations at educator workshops, in order to make sure the science presentations are as valuable and enjoyable to both the scientist and the audience as possible. These recommendations come from lessons learned by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) E/PO team after years of including scientists and engineers in the highly successful teacher professional development program, the Lunar Workshops for Educators (LWEs). Talks by scientists and engineers are consistently reported as a highlight of the workshops in participant surveys. We will present tips along with examples and relevant evaluation data from the LWEs, which we will use as a case study for how scientists can be effectively integrated into educator workshops. Noah Petro, an Associate Project Scientist for LRO, discusses the formation and evolution of the Moon with middle school science teachers participating in LRO's Lunar Workshops for Educators. John Keller, LRO's Project Scientist, discusses the latest science results from LRO with LWE teachers.

Jones, A. P.; Hsu, B. C.; Hessen, K.

2013-12-01

84

Columbia University Biotechnology Association  

E-print Network

Columbia University Biotechnology Association Biotechnology Career Conference Friday, April 20th for members, Non-members fee $10 Sponsored by Columbia University GSAC and MA Biotechnology Program, Dept

Tong, Liang

85

Teachers' Domain: Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Funded by the Amgen Foundation, the Teachers' Domain Biotechnology website provides resources on this broad field for educators to use in their classrooms. The materials are divided into four primary areas, including "Applications", "Careers", and "Tools and Techniques". In the "Applications" area, visitors will find over fifteen activities that include "Animal Cloning 101" and "DNA Extraction". Each resource contains an interactive component, and visitors are free to use them as they see fit. In the "Careers" area, visitors can listen to scientists like Andres Berrio talk about his work in biotechnology. The "Tools and Techniques" area contains some rather useful links on how to prepare agarose gel for use in gel electrophoresis and an interactive activity about gene cloning. The site is rounded out by the inclusion of a lesson plan that will help students learn how biotechnology can be used to detect and treat disease.

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Education for childhood obesity prevention across the life-course: workshop conclusions  

PubMed Central

The objectives of this paper are to present the conclusions from the workshopEducation for childhood obesity prevention: a life-course approach', coordinated by the Pan-American Health Organization and the Pan-American Health and Education Foundation, and held on 14 June 2012 in Aruba, as part of the II Pan-American Conference on Childhood Obesity (http://www.paco.aw/). This workshop focused on the need to recognize the life-course framework and education as a social determinant of health to address the childhood obesity epidemic through diverse education-based initiatives. Workshop participants agreed that both education per se and the education sector are key for obesity prevention and must form part of multidisciplinary interventions and collaboration between schools, families and the entire society. Capacity building in obesity prevention is required and should include the entire learning community, teachers, leaders, health-care providers, related services personnel, university professors and other interested community members. Obesity prevention initiatives should also engage key community institutions outside the formal education system, including early childhood centers, churches, pediatric/family medicine clinics, among others, to support family nutrition education, healthy food access and daily physical activity—all of which are key to promote a child's ‘healthy weight'. PMID:25018874

Perez-Escamilla, R; Hospedales, J; Contreras, A; Kac, G

2013-01-01

87

Adult Education and Scientific Literacy: An Innovation with Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors describe a series of workshops given on the topic of scientific literacy. Titles included (1) Human Genetics, (2) Microbes and Man, and (3) The Science of Growing Plants. They discuss program development, implementation, content, and outcomes. Policy-related observations are included. (Author/CH)

Strachan, Rachel; And Others

1988-01-01

88

In Search of Gender Free Paradigms for Computer Science Education. [Proceedings of a Preconference Research Workshop at the National Educational Computing Conference (Nashville, Tennessee, June 24, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph includes nine papers delivered at a National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) preconference workshop, and a previously unpublished paper on gender and attitudes. The papers, which are presented in four categories, are: (1) "Report on the Workshop: In Search of Gender Free Paradigms for Computer Science Education" (C. Dianne…

Martin, C. Dianne, Ed.; Murchie-Beyma, Eric, Ed.

89

Building Partnerships in Polar Research and Education. Report from the Arctic Science Education Workshop (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 6-8, 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To examine the role of arctic science in U.S. primary and secondary education, 58 teachers, researchers, and curriculum specialists met in a workshop in April 1997 in New Orleans. The workshop sought to provide a forum for development of K-12 educational materials investigating the Arctic and to bring current research activities into K-12…

Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, Fairbanks, AK.

90

Biotechnology and the Third World: Panacea or Recipe for Social Disaster? Academy for Educational Development 25th Anniversary Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asserting that developmental growth is easier to attain in developing countries than social change, this paper assesses the prospective impact of biotechnology on the developing nations. Biotechnology is defined as the integrated use of biochemistry, microbiology, and chemical engineering to achieve the industrial processes of fermentation, enzyme…

Morehouse, Ward

91

Non-Formal Education and the Rural Poor. Report of Conference and Workshop (East Lansing, Michigan, September 26-29, 1976--Conference, September 29-October 2, 1976--Workshop).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on the theme of nonformal education as a method of involving rural people in developmental processes designated to help improve social and economic well-being, this report on the second international conference/workshop on nonformal education presents major concepts and methods involved in development work with the rural poor via case…

Niehoff, Richard O., Ed.

92

Welcome to Our World: Evaluation of a Workshop to Orient Students to Social Work Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on BSW and MSW students' satisfaction with a required orientation workshop designed to socialize them to professional educational and to academic and professional standards of behavior. Students viewed video-recorded vignettes that addressed problematic behaviors in class and field, followed by faculty-led, small-group…

Brunhofer, Margaret O.; Weisz, Arlene N.; Black, Beverly M.; Bowers, Cassandra

2009-01-01

93

Mobile Learning for Expanding Educational Opportunities Workshop Report (Tokyo, Japan, May 16-20, 2005)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The International Workshop on Mobile Learning for Expanding Educational Opportunities was held 16-20 May 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. Jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and UNESCO, speakers came from both the private and public sector. The key objective was to highlight the benefits of m-learning; and to provide specific…

Meleisea, Ellie, Ed.

2005-01-01

94

The "Earth Physics" Workshops Offered by the Earth Science Education Unit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Earth science has a part to play in broadening students' learning experience in physics. The Earth Science Education Unit presents a range of (free) workshops to teachers and trainee teachers, suggesting how Earth-based science activities, which show how we understand and use the planet we live on, can easily be slotted into normal science…

Davies, Stephen

2012-01-01

95

Proceedings: DISE Workshop on Microprocessors and Education (Fort Collins, Colorado, August 16-18, 1976).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers presented during four sessions of a workshop, which addressed the role of microprocessors in education, are included in this publication. The issues covered involved seven areas: (1) views of the microelectronics industry; (2) microprocessor architecture; (3) microprocessor chip design; (4) microprocessor software; (5) the impact of…

Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Electrical Engineering.

96

The Wild, Wild World of Education: Teacher Workshop in Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve  

E-print Network

The Wild, Wild World of Education: Teacher Workshop in Yukon ­ Charley Rivers National Preserve ­ Charley Rivers National Preserve. This hands-on course will include a four day stay in historic Coal Creek Camp, a restored mining camp off the Yukon River in the heart of the preserve. Along with park staff

Sikes, Derek S.

97

How to Deal with 'Living in the Presence of the Other' in Early Childhood Education: Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is based on a workshop presentation: we seek here to present the educational context and conditions in which Persona Dolls gives opportunities to children in Kindergarten to live and to play in the presence of 'the other'. This is not about an abstract and far-fledged other, as in the case of societal and political responsibility. This is about

Richard Etienne

98

GeoGebra Workshop for the Initial Teacher Training in Primary Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The GeoGebra Workshop for the degree "Teacher in Primary Education" has been designed to work the main geometric competencies that primary pre-service teachers need to develop. In this paper, some case studies are included in which we analyse the development of geometric skills and the use of GeoGebra dynamic tools in three types of activities:…

Lopez, Natalia Ruiz

2011-01-01

99

Impediments to Environmental Education Instruction in the Classroom: A Post-Workshop Inquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current research has begun to reveal a link between environmental education and increases in science achievement and understanding (Glynn 2000; Liederman and Hoody, 1998). The researchers in this study of participants in a coastal marine teacher workshop found that increases in environmental topics or lessons in teachers' classrooms post-program…

Parlo, Amy T.; Butler, Malcolm B.

2007-01-01

100

Continuing Education for Teacher Educators--Second Series--A Synthesis of Six National Workshops. Report of a Sub-Regional Workshop (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 25-July 2, 1979).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 1978, the Asian Centre of Educational Innovation for Development convened a meeting to consider ways of promoting continuing education of teacher educators for innovative teacher education. This meeting prepared guidelines and country plans for the organization of National Advanced-Level Workshops involving member nations: Thailand,…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.

101

Protecting Student Records and Facilitating Education Research: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to protect the privacy of individual student test scores, grades, and other education records, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 places limits the access of educational researches, and slows research not only in education but also in related fields, such as child welfare and health. Recent trends have converged…

Hilton, Margaret

2008-01-01

102

Implementing Randomized Field Trials in Education: Report of a Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Center for Education of the National Research Council (NRC) has undertaken a series of activities to address issues related to the quality of scientific education research. In 2002, the NRC released "Scientific Research in Education" (National Research Council, 2002), a report designed to articulate the nature of scientific education research…

Towne, Lisa, Ed.; Hilton, Margaret, Ed.

2004-01-01

103

Cotton Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Genetically modified (GM) cotton altered for insect and herbicide resistance released into commercial production in 1996 to 1997 now accounts for the lion's share of cotton acreage in the U.S. The rapid increase in transgenic cotton acreage in such a short period of time attests to the overall success of agricultural biotechnology. Grower satisfaction with transgenic cotton is largely due

Thea A. Wilkins; Kanniah Rajasekaran; David M. Anderson

2000-01-01

104

Animal Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology has taken two directions in efforts to speed up animal production above the rates achievable by selective breeding. Recombinant DNA methods have been used to engineer protein gene products for direct administration to livestock, as in recombinant growth hormone to stimulate lactation in dairy cows or yield faster-growing, leaner carcasses in meat animals. Cloned cellulolytic genes have been inserted

B. A. Cross

1989-01-01

105

Earth2Class workshops for teachers: effective model linking researchers, educators, and students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (E2C) provide a successful model for disseminating scientific research to teachers and students. E2C takes a multifaceted approach to sharing cutting-edge discoveries, including monthly workshops that bring investigators together with classroom educator and their students, archived versions of the workshops and other educational resources accessible at www.earth2class.org, and active promotion of opportunities for teachers and students to engage directly with research scientists. The wide array of exploration conducted at LDEO have been showcased in more than 115 Saturday workshops since 1998, enabling more than 75 scientists to share their findings directly with over 250 middle and high school teachers and students. Each workshop features an introductory slideshow to provide background knowledge of the theme, the scientist(s)' presentation, and discussion of classroom applications. E2C website resources attract an average of more than 400,000 hits per month during the school year, extending the reach of the program to those unable to attend the workshops in Palisades, NY. E2C has come to be viewed at LDEO as a valid, effective venue to provide broader outreach, and several funded grants have included an E2C workshop in their proposals. Lamont scientists have easily been able to draw on E2C to connect with classroom teachers for a variety of research projects, including "River Summer," "A Day in the Life of the Hudson River," and "Data Puzzles." E2C teachers have assisted scientists during the annual Lamont Open House, which draws about 4,000 visitors. During the last two years, E2C has also co-organized the International Student and Teacher Exchange Program (ISTEP.) ISTEP has brought together high school students from New York City, Singapore, and the Netherlands to conduct field studies about water and soil chemistry, tree rings and forest diversity, and analytical techniques under the direction of research scientists. During the current academic year, the afternoons of each E2C workshop will focus on different aspects of spatial thinking in Earth Science education, supported by an NSF Geoscience Education grant.

Passow, M. J.; Assumpcao, C. M.; Baggio, F. D.

2011-12-01

106

Introduction to herpetology: A workshop for use in special needs education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research investigates the question: What are the attitudinal and behavioral responses to herpetofauna among adolescent males and females, who are placed in a program for students in need of extra emotional and motivational support, in a public high school? A workshop was presented to adolescents, with material from the field of herpetology, in order to observe and document their behavioral and attitudinal responses. Then, in follow-up interviews, questions were asked which deepened the researcher's understanding of their attitudinal response, their level of curiosity and learning, and their participation level in other classes as compared with this workshop. It is well documented that young people are fascinated by herpetofauna and other animals. Generally, the use of "animals in the classroom" type curricula is conducted for the purpose of teaching conservation, animal studies, or responsibility to other living things (all very important). The goal of this study was to use herpetofauna as the basic content for a workshop to observe special education students' interest level, curiosity, and academic involvement in general. Findings showed that the population had an interest in reptiles and amphibians, responded positively to the researcher's teaching style, and liked the special education program at the high school. The workshop was a one-time, 2-hour event. The results of this study denote a need for further investigation regarding the use of herpetology in special education settings.

Feldman, Frederick

1999-09-01

107

The Impact of a Short Conservation Education Workshop on Argentinean Students' Knowledge about and Attitudes towards Species  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the impact of a one-day conservation education workshop on knowledge about and attitudes towards species of 88 students from Valle Fertil, Argentina. Immediately before and after the workshop and one year later, students (aged 12 to 16) had to identify native and introduced exotic plant and animal species as well as…

Nates, Juliana; Campos, Claudia; Lindemann-Matthies, Petra

2012-01-01

108

The Value of Workshops on Psychological Flexibility for Early Childhood Special Education Staff  

PubMed Central

High stress and burnout are common for early childhood special educators, contributing to high rates of attrition, diminished educational effectiveness, and high turnover. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a promising approach for the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of problems. Using a randomized wait-list control design, this pilot study evaluated whether ACT workshops delivered to preschool teachers who serve children with developmental disabilities would improve stress-related problems of teachers (i.e., stress, depression, and burnout) and increase collegial support. At pretest, measures of experiential avoidance (EA) and mindful awareness (MA) showed significant relationships to reports of depression, stress, and burnout. The intervention reduced staff members' EA, increased teachers' MA and valued living (VL), and improved teachers' sense of efficacy. This suggests that ACT workshops can help influence factors affecting depression, stress, and burnout in an early childhood special education setting. PMID:24223451

Biglan, Anthony; Layton, Georgia L.; Jones, Laura Backen; Hankins, Martin; Rusby, Julie C.

2013-01-01

109

College/University: M.Sc. Biotechnology [M. Biotech, 2003-2005], Department of  

E-print Network

Education College/University: M.Sc. Biotechnology [M. Biotech, 2003-2005], Department of Biotechnology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India. Highest degree: M.Sc. in Biotechnology Major Subjects: Biotechnology transduction and Gene Regulation Scholarships: 1. Have been awarded in the All India Biotechnology Quiz

Manstein, Dietmar J.

110

College/University: 2003-2006 Vidya Pratisthan`s School of Biotechnology, Baramati  

E-print Network

Education College/University: 2003-2006 Vidya Pratisthan`s School of Biotechnology, Baramati (Pune University affiliation), BSc Biotechnology 2006-2008 Vidya Pratisthan`s School of Biotechnology, Baramati (Pune University affiliation), MSc Biotechnology Highest degree: M.Sc. in Biotechnology Major Subjects

Manstein, Dietmar J.

111

RE-NUMERATE: A Workshop to Restore Essential Numerical Skills and Thinking via Astronomy Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The quality of science teaching for all ages is degraded by our students' gross lack of skills in elementary arithmetic and their unwillingness to think, and to express themselves, numerically. Out of frustration educators, and science communicators, often choose to avoid these problems, thereby reinforcing the belief that math is only needed in “math class” and preventing students from maturing into capable, well informed citizens. In this sense we teach students a pseudo science, not its real nature, beauty, and value. This workshop encourages and equips educators to immerse students in numerical thinking throughout a science course. The workshop begins by identifying common deficiencies in skills and attitudes among non-science collegians (freshman-senior) enrolled in General Education astronomy courses. The bulk of the workshop engages participants in well-tested techniques (e.g., presentation methods, curriculum, activities, mentoring approaches, etc.) for improving students' arithmetic skills, increasing their confidence, and improving their abilities in numerical expression. These techniques are grounded in 25+ years of experience in college classrooms and pre-college informal education. They are suited for use in classrooms (K-12 and college), informal venues, and science communication in general and could be applied across the standard school curriculum.

McCarthy, D.; Follette, K.

2013-04-01

112

Gifted Children and Adolescents--Research and Education in Europe. Secretariat Report on the Educational Research Workshop (Nijmegan, The Netherlands, July 23-26, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes the proceedings of a 1991 meeting of the Council for Cultural Cooperation's Educational Research Workshop on gifted children and adolescents. Introductory material briefly summarizes the nature of the meeting, aims of the workshop, and opening addresses (by the Rector of the University of Nijmegan (The Netherlands), the Dean…

Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).

113

Quality Assurance in Transnational Higher Education. ENQA Workshop Report 11  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present report is the product of an ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) Bologna Seminar "Quality Assurance in Transnational Education: from words to action" hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA, UK) in London in December, 2008. The seminar discussed the current trends in Transnational landscapes, the…

Bennett, Paul; Bergan, Sjur; Cassar, Daniela; Hamilton, Marlene; Soinila, Michele; Sursock, Andree; Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka; Williams, Peter

2010-01-01

114

International Workshop on Educational Infrastructure: Conclusions (Summary of Proceedings, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, February 24-27, 2002).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document summarizes themes developed and conclusions from the International Workshop on Educational Infrastructure. The opening topic was "Delivering Education and Training in the Knowledge Society." It was clear to participants that educational infrastructure must go hand-in-hand with reengineering processes to adjust to the needs of the…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.

115

and Post-Workshop Assessment of Teachers and Students Attending the Scientific Workshop ``FROM Educational to Scientific Perspectives: Sugar Polymers in Biology and Their Applications''  

Microsoft Academic Search

During summer 2010, a two-week-long scientific workshop ``From educational to scientific perspectives: sugar polymers in biology and their applications'' was offered for high school teachers and students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Department of Biology. Teacher and student participants took part in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities in order to improve math and science skills.

Chuck Ufondu; Nawab Ali; Carl Stapleton; Loria Taylor; Linda Barker; Olga Tarasenko

2011-01-01

116

Working with the NCL - Education & Training - Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory  

Cancer.gov

The cross-disciplinary nature of NCL provides a unique opportunity to educate and train scientists in the field of nano-biotechnology. It is anticipated that graduate students, postdocs, and scientists from the disciplines of material science, engineering, physics, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, immunology, and cancer research will be able to conduct research in the NCL. Additionally, the NCL will sponsor seminars and workshops to familiarize and equip intramural and extramural researchers with nano-biotechnology protocols and capabilities.

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Workshop physical science: Project-based science education for future teachers, parents, and citizens  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper gives an interim report of a program designed to improve science education for pre-service elementary school teachers and other non-science majors. Building on the success of Workshop Physics (1), this program blends guided-inquiry techniques with student-directed projects. The curriculum is still being pilot-tested, but preliminary assessment shows that students are quite motivated by the project-based nature of the

David P. Jackson; Priscilla W. Laws

1997-01-01

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STREAM: A workshop on the use of Robotics in K--12 STEM education [Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The STREAM workshop held at iRobot in June 2009 introduced K-12 teachers to a number of robotics modules designed to capture the imagination of school students, small and big. The enthusiastic teaching and learning at this workshop demonstrates that it is never too early to introduce students in schools everywhere to robotics.

Kristen Stubbs; Holly Yanco

2009-01-01

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Career Pathways: Focus on Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Career Pathways: Focus on Biotechnology is a students' guide to biotechnology careers in North Carolina. North Carolina has made biotechnology a central part of its economic development strategy and is home to over 350 bioscience companies who offer a wide variety of career opportunities. North Carolina has committed to programs at community colleges and universities that are industry-focused and provide hands-on training for an industry that places enormous value on the scientific and technical training of its employees. To support this industry, we want to assure that potential employees know about the opportunities available in biotechnology and the preparation required in high school and at the community college and university levels to make career choices in this field. Career pathways offer an approach to education that links what happens in the schools with opportunities in the real-world economy. At the high school level, career pathways group careers in related fields and indicate the courses students will need to succeed in any one of the careers. A career pathway is a course of study, focused on subjects related to a particular group of careers, which prepares students for their next steps in education. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has made a commitment to support the biotechnology industry. This guide defines the biotechnology industry by grouping related careers, describing the careers, and identifying courses students need in high school to choose careers in their area of interest. By linking education and the world of work, particularly the specific opportunities and workforce needs in biotechnology, schools can target instruction to fit students? needs, inspire students to build their own futures, and help create a workforce that meets the needs of the state economy.

2009-11-24

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A Management Workshop for Institutional Administrators in Optometric and Podiatric Education. Final Report and Compendium of Presentation Papers and Related Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A final report and compendium of presentation papers and related materials on a management workshop for institutional administrators in optometric and podiatric education is presented. Place and dates of the workshop are listed as are the participants, and the program agenda is provided. A synopsis of the curriculum content of the workshop

Smith, Lee W.; Muntone, John C.

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A Study of Pupils' Conceptions and Reasoning in Connection with "Microbes", as a Contribution To Research in Biotechnology Education.  

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Students' conceptions about "microbes" tend to condition their understanding of biotechnology. Explores connections between the status given to diseases, a hygiene-oriented culture, layman's versus school knowledge, personal experience, socio-cultural mediation, linguistic confusions, and students' conceptions. (Contains 21 references.)…

Simonneaux, Laurence

2000-01-01

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Biotechnology DEGREE PROGRAMME  

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BSc (Hons) Biotechnology DEGREE PROGRAMME GUIDE 2013-2014 #12;BSc (Hons) Biotechnology - Year 2 - Year 3 - Year 4 Introduction Biotechnology is the use of organisms to perform useful chemical, is probably the easiest example which springs to mind. Modern biotechnology frequently involves genetic

Levi, Ran

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REPORT OF FINDINGS AND RESULTS OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM WORKSHOP (LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO, AUGUST 7-11, 1967).  

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AT THIS WORKSHOP OF INDUSTRIAL REPRESENTATIVE AND TECHNICAL EDUCATORS, A TECHNICIAN WAS DEFINED AS ONE WITH BROAD-BASED MATHEMATICAL AND SCIENTIFIC TRAINING AND WITH COMPETENCE TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL SYSTEMS, ENGINEERING, AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL. HE SHOULD RECEIVE A RIGOROUS, 2-YEAR, POST SECONDARY EDUCATION ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR HIS…

HARDWICK, ARTHUR LEE

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Collaboration for Materials Development. A Workshop in Materials Development for Nonformal Education in Indonesia. Training Notes Series, No. 2.  

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The booklet presents goals and activities to help practitioners of nonformal education design workshops for developing nations. Major objectives are to help nonformal educational practitioners become more sensitive to the needs of learners and to develop techniques for dealing cooperatively with people in other cultures. The document is presented…

Etling, Arlen

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Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, 2005 Adapting to Different Needs in Different Locations  

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Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, 2005 Adapting to Different Needs in Different Locations: Handheld Computers in University Education Susan Bull. This paper introduces two adaptive systems: (1) a system that adapts to learner knowledge as in a standard in

Bull, Susan

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Murray State University - Teachers' Workshop in Environmental Education (Youth Station, Land Between the Lakes, August 7-12, 1972).  

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Lesson plans, developed by teachers in an environmental education workshop, are compiled in this booklet. Curriculum areas covered by the plans include map skills, art, language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, and physical education and recreation. In general they specify: subject category, contributor's name, title of activity, grade…

Tennessee Valley Authority (Land Between the Lakes), Golden Pond, KY.

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Education in Environmental Chemistry: Setting the Agenda and Recommending Action. A Workshop Report Summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Worldwide, the essence of the current reform in science education is a paradigm shift from algorithmic, lower-order cognitive skills (LOCS) teaching to higher-order cognitive skills (HOCS) learning. In the context of education in environmental chemistry (EEC), the ultimate goal is to educate students to be science technology environment society (STES)-literate, capable of evaluative thinking, decision making, problem solving and taking responsible action accordingly. Educators need to translate this goal into effective courses that can be implemented: this includes developing teaching strategies and assessment methodologies that are consonant with the goal of HOCS learning. An international workshop—"Environmental Chemistry Education in Europe: Setting the Agenda"—yielded two main recommendations for those undertaking educational reform in science education, particularly to promote meaningful EEC. The first recommendation concerns integration of environmental sciences into core chemistry courses as well as the development and implementation of HOCS-promoting teaching strategies and assessment methodologies in chemical education. The second emphasizes the development of students' HOCS for transfer, followed by performance assessment of HOCS. This requires changing the way environmental chemistry is typically taught, moving from a narrowly focused approach (applied analytical, ecotoxicological, or environmental engineering chemistry) to an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach.

Zoller, Uri

2005-08-01

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National Educators' Workshop: Update 2003. Standard Experiments in Engineering, Materials Science, and Technology. Part 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 18th Annual National Educators Workshop [NEW:Update 2003] was a part of NASA Langley s celebration of the Centennial of Controlled, Powered Flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903. The conference proceedings from NEW:Update 2003 reflect the Flight 100 theme by first providing a historic perspective on the remarkable accomplishments of the Wright Brothers. The historical perspective set the stag for insights into aeronautics and aerospace structures and materials now and into the future. The NEW:Update 2003 proceedings provide valuable resources to educators and students in the form of visuals, experiments and demonstrations for classes/labs at levels ranging from precollege through college education.

Prior, Edwin J. (Compiler); Jacobs, James A. (Compiler); Edmonson, William (Compiler); Wilkerson, Amy (Compiler)

2004-01-01

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Ethical aspects of biotechnology applications.  

PubMed

This paper examines ethical issues associated with two recent major developments in biotechnology: 1. The question of whether it is ethically acceptable to patent living organisms and genes and 2. Ethical issues related to the ability to predict or prognosticate disease susceptibility using increasingly refined genetic markers. In both instances, a pragmatic consequentialist approach is proposed which encourages biotechnology development while adhering to ethical standards. The paper concludes by encouraging public education about modern genetics in order to avoid inappropriate public fear and concern. PMID:10607855

Siegler, M

1999-01-01

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BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM 20132014 HANDBOOK  

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BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM 20132014 HANDBOOK #12;TTaabbllee ooff CCoonntteennttss Biotechnology Training Program Administration..........................2 History and Overview.........................................................7 Faculty by Research Thrust.....................................................9 Biotechnology

Muzzio, Fernando J.

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Workshop on the Development of Education and Information Materials on Family Health (Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition). (Manila, Philippines, 8 to 22 February 1972). Final Report.  

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Health and communications experts from Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and South Vietnam met in Manila for two weeks of workshop sessions to discuss communication strategies and to develop educational materials for the promotion of family health. The overall aim of the workshop was to encourage the production of educational

1972

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College/University: 2001-2003 University of Jammu, M.Sc in Biotechnology.  

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Education College/University: 2001-2003 University of Jammu, M.Sc in Biotechnology. Highest degree: M.Sc. in Biotechnology Major Subjects: Biotechnology Projects/Research: 1. Construction in All india combined M.Sc. biotechnology program. (2001-2003). 2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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College/University: 2001-2003 Madurai kamaraj University M.Sc in Biotechnology.  

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Education College/University: 2001-2003 Madurai kamaraj University M.Sc in Biotechnology. Highest degree: M.Sc. in Biotechnology Major Subjects: Biotechnology Projects/Research: 1.Expression, refolding,india for selection in All india combined M.Sc. biotechnology programe (2001-2003). 2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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College/University: 2000-2002 Madurai kamaraj University M.Sc in Biotechnology.  

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Education College/University: 2000-2002 Madurai kamaraj University M.Sc in Biotechnology. Highest degree: M.Sc. in Biotechnology Major Subjects: Biotechnology Projects/Research: 1. Construction lanuginosus. Scholarships: 1. Awarded by DBT,india for selection in All india combined M.Sc. biotechnology

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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214 SYSTEMS BIOTECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

Systems biology has been changing the way biological and biotechnological research is performed. Now, systems biological approaches can be taken to develop bioprocesses for the production of valuable drugs, commodity and fine chemicals, fuels, and polymers and other materials; this is termed systems biotechnology. Here I present the general strategies for systems biotechnology and several examples of applying systems biotechnological strategies for the development of bioprocesses for the efficient production of chemicals and materials. This also includes a strategy of systems metabolic engineering for the development of microbial strains. It is expected that systems biotechnology will be at the heart of successful industrial biotechnology towards low carbon green growth of the world

unknown authors

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Looking for Life in Extreme Environments on Earth and Beyond: Professional Development Workshop for Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Looking for Life in Extreme Environments workshop held at Indiana University Bloomington in July of 2009 was the first in a series of workshops for high-school teachers that are currently in development. The workshops' modules are based on the research of faculty members in the Departments of Geological Sciences, Biology, and Astronomy, the School of Education, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington; the modules use lessons from Exploring Deep-Subsurface Life. Earth Analogues for Possible Life on Mars: Lessons and Activities, curricular materials that were produced and edited by Lisa Pratt and Ruth Droppo and published by NASA in 2008. Exploring Deep-Subsurface Life is a workbook, a DVD (with closed-captioning), and a CD with the lessons in digital text format for adaptation to classroom needs and printing. Each lesson includes the National Education Standards that apply to the materials. The workbook's lessons are written with three considerations: Life Domains, Cellular Metabolism, and Extreme Environments and Microbes. Students are challenged to build, draw, measure, discuss, and participate in laboratory processes and experiments that help them understand and describe microbes and their environments. In the Capstone, the students write a grant proposal based on the three lessons' analogues. The DVD is collection of videotaped interviews with scientists in laboratories at Michigan State, Princeton, and Indiana University, who are working on water and gas samples they collected from deep gold mines in South Africa and the Canadian Arctic. The interview materials and some animated graphics are compiled into four video pieces that support and compliment the accompanying workbook lessons and activities, and offer students insight into the excitement of scientific discovery.

Droppo, R.; Pratt, L.; Suchecki, P. C.

2010-08-01

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Western Australian school students' understanding of biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Are science educators providing secondary school students with the background to understand the science behind recent controversies such as the recently introduced compulsory labelling of genetically modified foods? Research from the UK suggests that many secondary school students do not understand the processes or implications of modern biotechnology. The situation in Australia is unclear. In this study, 1116 15-year-old students from eleven Western Australian schools were surveyed to determine their understanding of, and attitude towards, recent advances in modern biotechnology. The results indicate that approximately one third of students have little or no understanding of biotechnology. Many students over-estimate the use of biotechnology in our society by confusing current uses with possible future applications. The results provide a rationale for the inclusion of biotechnology, a cutting edge science, in the school science curriculum

Dawson, Vaille; Schibeci, Renato

2003-01-01

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Steps to the Future. Dental Hygiene Education and Practice Workshop II Proceedings (Louisville, Kentucky, April 25-27, 1985).  

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The proceedings of the second in a series of workshops on dental hygiene education and practice are presented. The opening remarks are by Cheryl Westphal. Papers categorized as "Considerations for the Professionalization of Dental Hygiene" are as follows: "Socio-Economic Viewpoint" (Gary Gaumer); "Political Science Viewpoint" (Lelia Helms);…

American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL.

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Assessment and Standards in Vocational Education and Training. Conference/Workshop Report (Adelaide, Australia, October 1-3, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings contain 17 papers from plenary sessions, workshops, and other presentations at a conference to consider and clarify major issues in assessment and standards in vocational education and training, including identification of problems and suggested solutions. A summary of discussions follows most presentations. Plenary session…

TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).

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Murray State University - Teachers' Workshop in Environmental Education (Youth Station, Land Between the Lakes, August 5-10, 1973).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lesson plans for elementary and junior high grades, developed by teachers in an environmental education workshop, are compiled in this publication. Curriculum areas covered by the plans include science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, art, recreation and health. The lesson plans specify: subject category, contributor's name, title of…

Tennessee Valley Authority (Land Between the Lakes), Golden Pond, KY.

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Murray State University - Teachers' Workshop in Environmental Education (Audubon State Park, Henderson, Kentucky, June 19-23, 1972).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lesson plans, developed by teachers in an environmental education workshop, are compiled in this booklet. Curriculum areas covered by the plans include science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, art, recreation, and health. In general they specify: subject category, contributor's name, title of activity, grade level, major concept,…

Tennessee Valley Authority (Land Between the Lakes), Golden Pond, KY.

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Murray State University - Teachers' Workshop in Environmental Education (Youth Station, Land Between the Lakes, August 8-14, 1971).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lesson plans, developed by teachers in an environmental education workshop, are compiled in this booklet. Curriculum areas covered by the plans include science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, art, recreation, and health. In general they specify: subject category, contributor's name, title of activity, grade level, major concept,…

Tennessee Valley Authority (Land Between the Lakes), Golden Pond, KY.

143

Colonial La)n America: A Summer Ins,tute for Educators Part I. Workshop at Yale and NYC  

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Colonial La)n America: A Summer Ins,tute for Educators Part I. Workshop the theme of Colonial La,n America to understand the ways in which the colonial specializing in La,n America. Sponsored by PIER, The Council on La,n American

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Locally Produced Laboratory Equipment for Chemical Education. Proceedings of the Workshop (Copenhagen, August 11-17, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) of Unesco promotes cooperation and the furtherance of chemistry worldwide. The workshop was structured so that contributions representing a wide range of interests in chemistry and chemical education could be presented. The papers include: (1) descriptions of some simple equipment that…

Thulstrup, E. W., Ed.; Waddington, D., Ed.

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1st LEGE-WG international workshop on e-Learning and GRID Technologies: Educational models for GRID based services.  

E-print Network

based services. 1 Towards Collaborative Learning via Shared Artefacts over the Grid Cornelia Boldyreff1st LEGE-WG international workshop on e-Learning and GRID Technologies: Educational models for GRID in widespread use today; and its use to support eLearning has been highly successful. There are many web

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Radiation Storm vs. The Magnetic Shield: Superheroes of Magnetism & Space Weather Education - A Model for Teacher Professional Development Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic and electric fields and phenomena play important roles in various situations in astronomy, planetary science, and Earth science. Students often lack an intuitive sense of electromagnetic phenomena, and therefore struggle with the complexities of planetary and stellar magnetic fields. Hands-on magnetism activities can provide students with an intuitive grasp of the basics of magnetism, preparing them for more challenging conceptual studies of magnetic phenomena. For the past six years, we have been presenting a professional development workshop for teachers covering the topics of magnetism and space weather. The workshop, which has been conducted more than 20 times for a range of audiences, blends together several simple hands-on activities, background information on space weather and geomagnetism, a collection of images, animations, and interactives that illustrate important concepts, and guidance about specific links between these topics and national science education standards. These workshops have been very well-received, and have consistently been rated highly by participants in surveys. We believe the methods used in these workshops can be applied to other topics in science education and to astronomy and Earth science education specifically. In this presentation, we will describe our magnetism and space weather workshop, including some of the hands-on activities. We will describe successful aspects of the workshop and comment on ways we think this approach could be replicated for other topics. We will also display some of the interactives, graphics, and animations shown during the workshops. Resources have been added to the workshop over the years in response to recurring questions from teachers; we will comment on this process and how it might be applied to other topics. The activities and extensive background content used or referenced in the workshop are available for free on the Windows to the Universe web site (www.windows2universe.org). Hands on activities can help students gain an intuitive grasp for natural phenomena. Iron filings and a horseshoe magnet help learners comprehend the magnetic fields above sunspot pairs.

Russell, R. M.; Johnson, R. M.

2010-12-01

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Higher Education in Transition Economies in Asia. Proceedings of the First Workshop on Strategies and Policies in Higher Education Reform in Transition Economies in Asia (Xi'an, China, October 7-10, 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings present papers from a workshop for policymakers from member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that focused on higher education in transitional economies. After a brief overview of the workshop and the participating countries, reports are presented on Cambodia, China,…

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

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Educating Adults: Resources and Needs. An Account of the Inaugural Training Workshop of the Commonwealth Association for the Education and Training of Adults (Gujarat, India, March 22-28, 1987). Number 1.  

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This document reports on a training workshop on educating adults and on the birth of a new professional association. Section A describes the workshop's rationale, purpose, participants, environment, atmosphere, field trips, study groups, inauguration of the Commonwealth Association for the Education and Training of Adults (CAETA), speeches, and…

Commonwealth Association for the Education and Training of Adults.

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Producing Qualified Graduates and Assuring Education Quality in the Knowledge-Based Society: Roles and Issues of Graduate Education. Report of the International Workshop on Graduate Education, 2009. RIHE International Seminar Reports. No.14  

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Through being specially funded by the Ministry of Education and Science in 2008, the Research Institute for Higher Education (RIHE) in Hiroshima University has been able to implement a new research project on the reform of higher education in the knowledge-based society of the 21st century. Thus RIHE hosted the second International Workshop on…

Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University (NJ3), 2010

2010-01-01

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Proceedings--Workshop on Social Work Education and the Practice of Social Work in Rural and Northern Areas, (Winnepeg, March 15-16, 1976).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Major themes of a workshop on social work education and practice in rural and northern areas of Canada held in 1976 were: (1) purposes and goals of social work education; (2) needs, wants, and aspirations of rural/northern people; (3) social work education for professional competence; (4) continuing education; and (5) organization and…

Zeglinski, Joan; And Others

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The use of abstract paintings and narratives to foster reflective capacity in medical educators: a multinational faculty development workshop  

PubMed Central

Reflective capacity is integral to core healthcare professional practice competencies. Reflection plays a central role in teacher education as reflecting on teaching behaviours with critical analysis can potentially improve teaching practice. The humanities including narrative and the visual arts can serve as a valuable tool for fostering reflection. We conducted a multinational faculty development workshop aiming to enhance reflective capacity in medical educators by using a combination of abstract paintings and narratives. Twenty-three family physicians or physicians-in-training from 10 countries participated in the workshop. Qualitative assessment of the workshop showed that the combined use of art and narrative was well received and perceived as contributing to the reflective exercise. Participants generally felt that viewing abstract paintings had facilitated a valuable mood transformation and prepared them emotionally for the reflective writing. Our analysis found that the following themes emerged from participants’ responses: (1) narratives from different countries are similar; (2) the use of art helped access feelings; (3) viewing abstract paintings facilitated next steps; (4) writing reflective narratives promoted examination of educational challenges, compassion for self and other, and building an action plan; and (5) sharing of narrative was helpful for fostering active listening and appreciating multiple perspectives. Future research might include comparing outcomes for a group participating in arts–narrative-based workshops with those of a control group using only reflective narrative or in combination with figurative art, and implementing a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods of assessment. PMID:24273319

Karkabi, Khaled; Wald, Hedy S; Cohen Castel, Orit

2014-01-01

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International Workshop on Curriculum Development in Technical and Vocational Education (Turin, Italy, August 30-September 3, 1993). Final Report. International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication reports on a workshop to review and analyze existing practices in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum in technical and vocational education (TVE). In the main working document, "Curriculum Development in TVE" (Tom Saluja), are the following: definition of curriculum development; description of how to measure…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

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Proceedings of the International Conference and Workshop Summaries Book of the International Association for Experiential Education (19th, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, October 24-27, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings contains articles and workshop summaries from the 1991 conference of the Association for Experiential Education. Both articles and workshop summaries are categorized into the similar areas of: (1) open track, an outline of curriculum and models for training volunteer practitioners; (2) adventure alternatives track, discussing…

Birmingham, Carolyn, Ed.; Shuler, Karen, Ed.

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- and Post-Workshop Assessment of Teachers and Students Attending the Scientific Workshop ``FROM Educational to Scientific Perspectives: Sugar Polymers in Biology and Their Applications''  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During summer 2010, a two-week-long scientific workshop "From educational to scientific perspectives: sugar polymers in biology and their applications" was offered for high school teachers and students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Department of Biology. Teacher and student participants took part in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities in order to improve math and science skills. Participants were taught various laboratory techniques, computer skills, Public Medical library searches, individual research project, PowerPoint presentation preparation, and a final oral presentation. Each participant was given pre- and post-workshop questionnaires, to gage initial and acquired knowledge. From the questionnaires, it was determined that there was a significant gain in knowledge of basic scientific concepts related to sugar polymers and their applications. It was found that 100% of participants—five teachers and seven students—reported their overall STEM experience as favorable. Furthermore, participants reported that the research project, computer techniques, and PowerPoint presentations were useful. This research experience provides knowledge about basic scientific concepts and is an excellent method to bridge the gap between high school and post-secondary education for both teachers and students.

Ufondu, Chuck; Ali, Nawab; Stapleton, Carl; Taylor, Loria; Barker, Linda; Tarasenko, Olga

2011-06-01

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Teachers and Their Use of Educational Technology. Report of a Regional Training Workshop (Seoul, South Korea, September 16-27, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The workshop described in this report focused on uses of educational technology in the training and upgrading of teachers and on promoting the use of appropriate educational technology techniques by teachers. Experiences in the use of educational technology are described for each of the participating nations, i.e., Bangladesh, India, Indonesia,…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.

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Evaluation for Excellence in Education. Presentations Given at a Workshop/Seminar (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, September 15-17, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of nine papers was presented at a workshop on evaluation for excellence in education. "Why Evaluate?" by Madeline I. Hardy, contends that although reform is needed, evaluation must continue in order to measure educational change, bring improvement, and provide public accountability. In "Evaluation for Excellence in Education,"…

Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).

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Diversifying Higher Education Systems in the International and Comparative Perspectives. Report of the International Workshop on University Reform, 2010. RIHE International Seminar Reports. No.16  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through special funding by the Ministry of Education and Science in 2008, the Research Institute for Higher Education (RIHE) at Hiroshima University has been able to implement a new research project on the reform of higher education in the knowledge-based society of the 21st century. RIHE hosted the third International Workshop on the Higher…

Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University (NJ3), 2011

2011-01-01

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Dong, A. and A.M. Agogino, "Designing an Untethered Educational Digital Library" (with A. Dong), Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (WMTE 2003).  

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on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (WMTE 2003). Designing an Untethered Educational Digital an Untethered Educational Digital Library" (with A. Dong), Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STE&M) education at all levels. And while the vision exists

Agogino, Alice M.

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Biotechnology and Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even at this early date in the application of biotechnology to agriculture, it is clear that agriculture may provide the largest market for new or less expensive biotechnologically manufactured products. The chemical and pharmaceutical industries that hold important positions in agricultural inputs are consolidating their positions by purchasing…

Kenney, Martin

160

Biotechnology Laboratory Methods.  

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Describes a course entitled "Biotechnology Laboratory" which introduces a variety of laboratory methods associated with biotechnology. Describes the history, content, and seven experiments of the course. The seven experiments are selected from microbiology and molecular biology, kinetics and fermentation, and downstream processing-bioseparations.…

Davis, Robert H.; Kompala, Dhinakar S.

1989-01-01

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Infusing Authentic Inquiry into Biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Societal benefit depends on the general public's understandings of biotechnology (Betsch in World J Microbiol Biotechnol 12:439-443, 1996; Dawson and Cowan in Int J Sci Educ 25(1):57-69, 2003; Schiller in Business Review: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Fourth Quarter), 2002; Smith and Emmeluth in Am Biol Teach 64(2):93-99, 2002). A National Science Foundation funded survey of high school biology teachers reported that hands-on biotechnology education exists in advanced high school biology in the United States, but is non-existent in mainstream biology coursework (Micklos et al. in Biotechnology labs in American high schools, 1998). The majority of pre-service teacher content preparation courses do not teach students appropriate content knowledge through the process of inquiry. A broad continuum exists when discussing inquiry-oriented student investigations (Hanegan et al. in School Sci Math J 109(2):110-134, 2009). Depending on the amount of structure in teacher lessons, inquiries can often be categorized as guided or open. The lesson can be further categorized as simple or authentic (Chinn and Malhotra in Sci Educ 86(2):175-218, 2002). Although authentic inquiries provide the best opportunities for cognitive development and scientific reasoning, guided and simple inquiries are more often employed in the classroom (Crawford in J Res Sci Teach 37(9):916-937, 2000; NRC in Inquiry and the national science education standards: a guide for teaching and learning, 2000). For the purposes of this study we defined inquiry as "authentic" if original research problems were resolved (Hanegan et al. in School Sci Math J 109(2):110-134, 2009; Chinn and Malhotra in Sci Educ 86(2):175-218, 2002; Roth in Authentic school science: knowing and learning in open-inquiry science laboratories, 1995). The research question to guide this study through naturalistic inquiry research methods was: How will participants express whether or not an authentic inquiry experience enhanced their understanding of biotechnology? As respondents explored numerous ideas in order to develop a workable research question, struggled to create a viable protocol, executed their experiment, and then evaluated their results, they commented on unexpected topics regarding the nature of science as well as specific content knowledge relating to their experiments. Four out of five participants reported they learned the most during authentic inquiry laboratory experience.

Hanegan, Nikki L.; Bigler, Amber

2009-10-01

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Revitalizing Teacher Education in the Mid Eighties. Proceedings of the Annual Workshop of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (38th, Flagstaff, Arizona, July 17-August 5, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a summer workshop, attended by 17 persons from 13 institutions of higher education, on the theme of "Revitalizing Teacher Education in the Mid Eighties." The first two chapters of this report describe, in addition to the workshop itself, the teacher education project which sponsored it. Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 contain theme…

Jones, Donald W., Ed.

163

Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology GENOMICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY  

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Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology GENOMICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY A multidisciplinary organization, the Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology is a composed of faculty members representing projects at the Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology include the development of transgenic plants

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Playful Teaching Workshop Sampler. Classroom Play Ideas for Early Childhood Educators.  

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Based on Piaget's theory "children learn best by doing," play offers a natural way of learning for young children. The "Playful Teaching" Workshop Sampler offers teachers several different movement activities for incorporation into academic classroom curricula. The play ideas were presented at national and regional teaching workshops. The…

Battista, Donna

165

Research and Education in Basic Space Science The Approach Pursued in the UN/ESA Workshops  

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ABSTRACT. Since 1990, the United Nations in cooperation with the European Space Agency is holding annually a workshop on basic space science for the benefit of the worldwide development of astronomy. These workshops have been held in countries of Asia and the Pacific (India, Sri Lanka),

Cynthia P. Celebre B; Khalil Chamcham C (morocco; H. S. Padmasiri De; Alwis D (sri Lanka; Alexis E. Troche

2000-01-01

166

Chicken Shed Integrated Theatre Workshop. Centre for Studies on Integration in Education Factsheet.  

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This factsheet describes a theater workshop in London, England, called Chicken Shed, in which children with and without disabilities or learning difficulties work together to produce performances for public audiences. The factsheet describes the members of the theater workshop, the group's philosophy, the opportunities it offers, the impact of…

Centre for Studies on Integration in Education, London (England).

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Workshops that Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As more career and technical educators are faced with integrating academics into their curricula, workshops for teachers may help them to get started. In this brief article, Crystal B. Taylor, Ph.D., director of career, technical and adult education for the Roanoke City Public Schools in Virginia, describes four workshops on integrating academics…

Gibbs, Hope J.

2004-01-01

168

Montana State University 1 Biotechnology  

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urgent problems in human and animal health, agriculture, and environmental quality. The emerging/biotechnology/all_biotechnology-options) · Animal Systems Option (http://catalog.montana.edu/undergraduate/ agriculture/biotechnology/animal biotechnology industries are involved in developing products to maintain biodiversity, restore soil and water

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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Feasibility of scenario-based simulation training versus traditional workshops in continuing medical education: a randomized controlled trial  

PubMed Central

Introduction Although simulation-based training is increasingly used for medical education, its benefits in continuing medical education (CME) are less established. This study seeks to evaluate the feasibility of incorporating simulation-based training into a CME conference and compare its effectiveness with the traditional workshop in improving knowledge and self-reported confidence. Methods Participants (N=27) were group randomized to either a simulation-based workshop or a traditional case-based workshop. Results Post-training, knowledge assessment score neither did increase significantly in the traditional group (d=0.13; p=0.76) nor did significantly decrease in the simulation group (d= ? 0.44; p=0.19). Self-reported comfort in patient assessment parameters increased in both groups (p<0.05 in all). However, only the simulation group reported an increase in comfort in patient management (d=1.1, p=0.051 for the traditional group and d=1.3; p= 0.0003 for the simulation group). At 1 month, comfort measures in the traditional group increased consistently over time while these measures in the simulation group increased post-workshop but decreased by 1 month, suggesting that some of the effects of training with simulation may be short lived. Discussion The use of simulation-based training was not associated with benefits in knowledge acquisition, knowledge retention, or comfort in patient assessment. It was associated with superior outcomes in comfort in patient management, but this benefit may be short-lived. Further studies are required to better define the conditions under which simulation-based training is beneficial. PMID:23870304

Kerr, Brendan; Hawkins, Trisha Lee-Ann; Herman, Robert; Barnes, Sue; Kaufmann, Stephanie; Fraser, Kristin; Ma, Irene W. Y.

2013-01-01

170

New master program in management in biophotonics and biotechnologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We develop new graduate educational highly interdisciplinary program that will be useful for addressing problems in worldwide biotechnologies and related biomedical industries. This Master program called Management in Biophotonics and Biotechnologies provides students with the necessary training, education and problem-solving skills to produce managers who are better equipped to handle the challenges of modern business in modern biotechnologies. Administered jointly by Cranfield University (UK) and Saratov State University, Russia) graduates possess a blend of engineering, biotechnologies, business and interpersonal skills necessary for success in industry. The Master courses combine a regular year program in biophotonics & biotechnologies disciplines with the core requirements of a Master degree. A major advantage of the program is that it will provide skills not currently available to graduates in any other program, and it will give the graduates an extra competitive edge for getting a job then.

Meglinski, I. V.; Tuchin, V. V.

2006-08-01

171

Policies and Programs for the 1990's: A Team Approach to the Prevention of Alcohol, Other Drug, and Traffic Safety Problems in Higher Education. 1989 Workshops.  

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This is a workshop training manual designed to help higher education institutional teams develop policies and programs aimed at preventing the abuse of alcohol and use of illegal drugs on their campuses. Three circular diagrams display the community groups that can be involved in drug abuse prevention, higher education institutions that play a…

Hazelden Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

172

Future Utilization of the Continuing Education Unit in Conferences, Institutes, Short Courses, Workshops, Seminars, and Special Training Programs Within the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  

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The study forecasts the utilization of the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) in conferences, institutes, short courses, workshops, seminars, and special training programs within the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (A CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience.) The methodology…

Rhodes, John A., Jr.

173

Analytical Challenges in Biotechnology.  

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Highlights five major analytical areas (electrophoresis, immunoassay, chromatographic separations, protein and DNA sequencing, and molecular structures determination) and discusses how analytical chemistry could further improve these techniques and thereby have a major impact on biotechnology. (JN)

Glajch, Joseph L.

1986-01-01

174

Original article Reproductive biotechnologies  

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Original article Reproductive biotechnologies for endangered mammalian species Pierre COMIZZOLIa, France b INRA, Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, 37380 Nouzilly, France (Received 2 June 2000; accepted 16 August 2000) Abstract -- Assisted reproductive techniques (gamete

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

175

Biotechnology Lab Tech  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This brief video, from Madison Area Technical College, explores the career possibilities of a biotechnology laboratory technician. Katy and Will walk viewers through the basics of the field, career outlooks, and potential areas for professional growth.

2012-01-19

176

Traditional Chinese Biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The earliest industrial biotechnology originated in ancient China and developed into a vibrant industry in traditional Chinese liquor, rice wine, soy sauce, and vinegar. It is now a significant component of the Chinese economy valued annually at about 150 billion RMB. Although the production methods had existed and remained basically unchanged for centuries, modern developments in biotechnology and related fields in the last decades have greatly impacted on these industries and led to numerous technological innovations. In this chapter, the main biochemical processes and related technological innovations in traditional Chinese biotechnology are illustrated with recent advances in functional microbiology, microbial ecology, solid-state fermentation, enzymology, chemistry of impact flavor compounds, and improvements made to relevant traditional industrial facilities. Recent biotechnological advances in making Chinese liquor, rice wine, soy sauce, and vinegar are reviewed.

Xu, Yan; Wang, Dong; Fan, Wen Lai; Mu, Xiao Qing; Chen, Jian

177

Report of Workshop on Reconceptualization of Pre-service Teacher Education in the University of Kerala. Organized by the Department of Education, University of Kerala on 22 December 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As suggested by the Kerala Higher Education Council, the Department of Education of the University of Kerala organized a half-day workshop for reconceptualization of the teacher education curriculum of the University of Kerala as a preliminary step in the original plan of the Council for introducing an unified BEd curriculum in the state of…

Praveen, C.

2010-01-01

178

(Photosynthesis and biotechnology)  

SciTech Connect

The traveler participated in the Visiting Scholar's Exchange Program sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He presented lectures on ORNL research in photosynthesis and conversion of light energy into chemical energy and discussed and distributed literature on ORNL's biotechnology programs. The traveler had discussions with leading PRC scientists and engineers in the fields of photosynthesis and biotechnology. He also visited laboratories and held discussions with research associates and graduate students.

Greenbaum, E.

1987-12-02

179

Plant breeding and biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Crop improvement by traditional breeding versus biotechnology is analysed here. Since new technologies can truncate time and space and increase precision, plant improvement could become more factory like, creating a world where agriculture depends on industry. Private sector funding for research in biotechnology is increasing giving rise to a conflict of interests. Seed companies rather than farmers stand to benefit most, and marketing and advertising of seeds and chemicals will play an increasingly important role in the future. 42 references.

Hansen, M.; Busch, L.; Burkhardt, J.; Lacy, W.B.; Lacy, L.R.

1986-01-01

180

Experience-Workshop in Mathematics and Space Education: Joyful Teaching Program in Hungary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the last years a program of Experience Workshop on Mathematics organized creative day meetings for teachers and students on the topics of joyful, constructing mathematics. One region of the mathematical construction was the space.

Kabai, S.; Fenyvesi, K.; Szabó, I.; Stettner, E.; Szilassi, L.; Vörös, L.; Lénárt, I.; Bérczi, Sz.

2012-03-01

181

Faculty Workshops ~ February 2014 Webinar: Understanding and Navigating the U.S. Department of Education  

E-print Network

Faculty Workshops ~ February 2014 Webinar: Understanding and Navigating the U.S. Department in research administration. Offered to MSU only, this webinar will present information on the many diversified

Dyer, Bill

182

Effectiveness of an evidence-based chiropractic continuing education workshop on participant knowledge of evidence-based health care  

PubMed Central

Background Chiropractors must continue to learn, develop themselves professionally throughout their careers, and become self-directed and lifelong learners. Using an evidence-based approach increases the probability of optimal patient outcomes. But most chiropractors lack knowledge and interest in evidence-based approaches. The purpose of this study was to develop and measure the effectiveness of evidence-based training for chiropractic practitioners in a continuing education setting. Methods We developed and evaluated a continuing education workshop on evidence-based principles and methods for chiropractic practitioners. Forty-seven chiropractors participated in the training and testing. The course consisted of 12.5 hours of training in which practitioners learned to develop focused questions, search electronic data bases, critically review articles and apply information from the literature to specific clinical questions. Following the workshop, we assessed the program performance through the use of knowledge testing and anonymous presentation quality surveys. Results Eighty-five percent of the participants completed all of the test, survey and data collection items. Pretest knowledge scores (15-item test) were low (47%). Post intervention scores (15-item test) improved with an effect size of 2.0. A 59-item knowledge posttest yielded very good results (mean score 88%). The quality of presentation was rated very good, and most participants (90%) would "definitely recommend" or "recommend" the workshop to a colleague. Conclusion The results of the study suggest that the continuing education course was effective in enhancing knowledge in the evidence-based approach and that the presentation was well accepted. PMID:16930482

Feise, Ronald J; Grod, Jaroslaw P; Taylor-Vaisey, Anne

2006-01-01

183

Protecting Information: The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education. A Report from a Workshop Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges (Washington, DC, June 26-28, 2002).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The education and training of the cybersecurity workforce is an essential element in protecting the nation's computer and information systems. On June 26-28, 2002, the National Science Foundation supported a cybersecurity education workshop hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges. The goals of the workshop were to map out the role…

American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.

184

Tool in Biotechnology Business  

E-print Network

The ISB News Report is featuring a Special Topic issue this month devoted to agricultural biotechnology Internet resources. We have provided an annotated list of national and international Web sites pertaining primarily to biotechnology research, biosafety, regulatory oversight, environmental, and GM food issues. We have also included sites devoted to gene patenting and biotechnology industry matters, as well as pertinent listservers, discussion groups, and news groups in which readers may participate. Many if not most of the sites provide additional links, which expand Web users ’ electronic resources immeasurably. As always, we invite readers to alert us to useful sites we may have overlooked. Best wishes to all our friends and readers for the New Year and Millennium. Update: The Internet as a

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185

Video Analysis and Modeling Tool for Physics Education: A workshop for Redesigning Pedagogy  

E-print Network

This workshop aims to demonstrate how the Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool engages, enables and empowers teachers to be learners so that we can be leaders in our teaching practice. Through this workshop, the kinematics of a falling ball and a projectile motion are explored using video analysis and in the later video modeling. We hope to lead and inspire other teachers by facilitating their experiences with this ICT-enabled video modeling pedagogy (Brown, 2008) and free tool for facilitating students-centered active learning, thus motivate students to be more self-directed.

Wee, Loo Kang

2012-01-01

186

Video Analysis and Modeling Tool for Physics Education: A Workshop for Redesigning Pedagogy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This workshop aims to demonstrate how the Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool engages, enables and empowers teachers to be learners so that we can be leaders in our teaching practice. Through this workshop, the kinematics of a falling ball and a projectile motion are explored using video analysis and in the later video modeling. We hope to lead and inspire other teachers by facilitating their experiences with this ICTâenabled video modeling pedagogy (Brown, 2008) and free tool for facilitating students-centered active learning, thus motivate students to be more selfâdirected.

Wee, Loo K.; Leong, Lee T.

2012-06-21

187

Biotechnology Through Time  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners investigate the history and development of agricultural biotechnology. This experience begins with a Bio-Fest, in which learners use their senses to make observations about root beer, assorted cheeses, bread and yogurt. Learners are encouraged to think about the process of making food and how it has changed over time. This leads to a discussion about biotechnology. Learners complete the lesson by researching and completing a timeline. This activity is featured on pp.7-8 (part of a lesson that begins on p.6) of the "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Agricultural Biology" unit of study for grades 6-8.

Indianapolis, The C.

2007-01-01

188

College Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the education and public outreach efforts of the NASA JPL Navigator, SIRTF Mission and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, astronomy educators affiliated with the Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team at the University of Arizona are conducting a series of two- and three-day teaching excellence workshops for college faculty. These workshops are being held

T. F. Slater; M. Bennett; W. M. Greene; S. Pompea; E. E. Prather

2003-01-01

189

Developing a "We Agree" Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests several alternative methods for teaching global education. Provides details on a community workshop designed to develop a set of general global statements upon which all workshop participants can agree. Information is presented on specific workshop goals and organizational techniques. (DB)

Kinghorn, Jon Rye; Shaw, William P.

1979-01-01

190

Technical Education in Nigeria: The Way Forward. Summary of Proceedings of the Workshop on Technical Education: A Foundation for a Healthy Economy (Ota, Ogun State of Nigeria, March 1-2, 1994).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This summary of proceedings includes papers from and about a workshop on technical education in Nigeria and the lessons Nigeria may gain by examining the vocational and technical education systems of Germany, the United States, Great Britain, and Japan. The following papers are included: "Foreword" (Iyorchia Ayu); "Introduction: A Time for Action…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

191

Biotechnological Manufacturing Options for Organic Chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Industrial biotechnology or white biotechnology is an area of growing academic, public and private interest. The global white (or industrial) biotechnology market of ~50 billion US$ is smaller than the red biotechnology (pharmaceutical) market (>70 billion US$). However, industrial white biotechnology represents a greater long term business potential than red biotechnology. It is estimated that at least 20% of global

Hans-Peter Meyer; Nicholas J. Turner

2009-01-01

192

From Jumpstreet: Television and the Humanities. A Workshop on Multicultural Education in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop manual will help coordinators train secondary teachers to use "From Jumpstreet: A Story of Black Music," a series of 13 half-hour television programs. The colorful and rhythmic series explores the black musical heritage from its African roots to its wide influence in modern American music. Each program of the series features…

Levine, Toby H.; Standifer, James A.

193

Archaeology in the Classroom: An Intra-University Continuing Education Workshop for K-12 Teachers.  

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A University of Georgia program developed by several departments and programs offers a fieldwork program in archaeology and American Indian history and culture to elementary and secondary school teachers. Teachers developed their own instructional materials for home classroom use. Workshops incorporated principles of adult and experiential…

Saindon, Jacqueline J.; Downs, Carol M.

1992-01-01

194

Evaluating Brief Group Interventions in Sexuality Education and Enhancement: Do Workshops Really Work?  

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Despite the growing popularity of brief group interventions (weekend workshops, sexuality attitude reassessment seminars, and other formats) since the 1960s, there is a paucity of evaluative evidence as to their effectiveness. An abundance of anecdotal testimony suggests these interventions may have powerful and lasting impact on individual…

Barratt, Barnaby B.

2008-01-01

195

Opportunities for innovation: Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The basic purpose of this project is to help small businesses get on the fast track in biotechnology research and development leading to the spin off of viable commercial businesses, probably with the help of larger companies having the resources for commercialization that are lacking in a small enterprise. Such resources could include financing, and positions in marketing, manufacturing, regulatory

Busche

1993-01-01

196

Biotechnology and Drought Tolerance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abiotic stresses present a major challenge in our quest for sustainable food production as these may reduce the potential yields by 70%?in crop plants. Of all abiotic stresses, drought is regarded as the most damaging. The complex nature of drought tolerance limits its management through conventional breeding methods. Innovative biotechnological approaches have enhanced our understanding of the processes underlying plant

Satbir S. Gosal; Shabir H. Wani; Manjit S. Kang

2009-01-01

197

Biotechnologies and Human Dignity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors review some contemporary cases where biotechnologies have been employed, where they have had global implications, and where there has been considerable debate. The authors argue that the concept of dignity, which lies at the center of such documents as the 2005 Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, the…

Sweet, William; Masciulli, Joseph

2011-01-01

198

Book Review Pharmaceutical Biotechnology  

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, their effect on protein function (with examples from protein formulations that are cur- rently in use; and clinical trials. Although it is rare to find all these topics in a single book, a new textbook by Gary bioformulations use biotechnology prin- ciples such as recombinant DNA technology to design more effective protein

Mallela, Krishna M. G.

199

Advances in coffee biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last 28 years, important advances have been made in in vitro coffee culture techniques, putting the crop in a position to benefit from biotechnology. Some systems of plant regeneration have already been optimised in coffee. This constitutes an important achievement with implications for the micropropagation of superior genotypes obtained by conventional breeding programmes and for the application of

Maria Filomena Carneiro

1999-01-01

200

Biotechnology and the sea  

Microsoft Academic Search

The application of recent discoveries in genetic engineering to marine plants and animals offers enormous potential for harvesting more food, pharmaceuticals, and industrial compounds from the sea. Using biotechnology's ability to excise and replace genetic material selected for specific functions, such efforts would allow manifold increases in production of substances conventionally reliant on the capture of often rare marine species.

Rita R. Colwell; Jack R. Greer

1986-01-01

201

Field of Expertise Biotechnology  

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-OPERATIONS BioTechMed Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering genetics to bioinformatics and engineering sciences. The enor- mous social and economic importance as well as bioimaging and health care engineering. The latter is equipped with a European testing

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AGRI-BUSINESS AND SERVICES, REPORT OF THE WORKSHOP, PROGRAM PLANNING (AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION 799B), (THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, JUNE 15-JULY 1, 1966).  

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TWENTY-EIGHT PROSPECTIVE TEACHER-COORDINATORS, IN COOPERATION WITH SUPERVISORS AND TEACHER EDUCATION STAFF PERSONNEL, DEVELOPED A PLAN OF OPERATION AND PROCEDURE FOR IMPLEMENTING COOPERATIVE OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS. COMMITTEES OF WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS…

WOLF, WILLARD H.

203

Information Technologies in Teacher Education. Issues and Experiences for Countries in Transition. Proceedings of a European Workshop, University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands, February 20-23, 1994).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 21 papers from an international workshop designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas concerning the use of information technology in teacher education among experts from Central, Eastern, and Western Europe. The papers include: (1) "Communication and Information Technologies as Change Agents" (Jef Moonen); (2) "In-service…

Collis, Betty, Ed.; And Others

204

The Earth Science Education Unit's Professional Development Workshop on "The Carbon Question--Cycling, Releasing, Capturing" for Teachers of Key Stages 3 and 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The revised National Curriculum for Science for key stages 3 and 4 (ages 11-16) in England provides the opportunity to develop a new coherent approach to teaching about the carbon cycle, the use of carbon as a fuel and the resulting issues. The Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU) intends to develop a new workshop to support the teaching of this…

King, Chris

2014-01-01

205

Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications , pages 163173, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

E-print Network

Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications assessment tool developed for Italian was specialized at the level of training cor- pus and learning simplification. The task is mod- elled as a classification task, with the final aim of shedding light on two open

206

PhD graduate training programs in pathology: 2003 report from the American Society for Investigative Pathology workshop on pathology graduate education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Graduate training is one of the most important activities in which we engage. Through PhD training programs in pathology, we continually renew the intellectual vigor of our discipline and assure its position as a vibrant force in the life sciences. To focus on this important issue, the Education Committee of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) organized a workshop

John D Kemp; Robert Bowser

2004-01-01

207

Teaching and Learning Experiences With Foster Parents; A Report on Workshop for Foster Parents Under Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of workshops for foster parents in Georgia was held, using the facilities of the counties' continuing education programs. Most of the attendants were foster mothers, primarily because the sessions were held during daytime hours. Films and readings were used to stimulate discussion of child care and development, and of particular problems…

Georgia State Dept. of Family and Children Services, Atlanta.

208

Design, Development and Evaluation of Low-Cost Educational Materials. Report of a Regional Workshop (Kuala Lumpur, December 5-15, 1977).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-three workshop participants representing 12 far eastern countries and Iran examined the range and scope of existing improvised materials in participating countries, and prepared a comprehensive list of educational materials which are being used and which could be used in Asian countries. They also considered trends, problems, and issues in…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.

209

Proceedings of the Second Life Education Workshop, Part of the Second Life Community Convention (1st, San Francisco, California, August 18-20, 2006)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a compilation of 14 papers from presentations and posters of the Second Life Education Workshop at the Second Life Community Convention, presented at the Fort Mason Centre in San Francisco, California in August 2006. Following a foreword (John Bransford and Drue Gawel); preface (John Lester); and word from the chairs (Daniel…

Livingstone, Daniel, Ed.; Kemp, Jeremy, Ed.

2006-01-01

210

A Programmed Enterprise Analysis Teaching Guide for Selected Farm Enterprises in North Dakota: Prepared as Part of the Farm Management Education In-Service Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The series of programmed teaching guides for the enterprise analysis of selected enterprises was prepared by the participants in a Farm Management Education In-Service Workshop at North Dakota State University. The guide should be useful to teachers of adult Farm Managment classes in helping to teach farmers to make a thorough analysis of the…

North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.

211

Learning Using Dynamic and Static Visualizations: Students' Comprehension, Prior Knowledge and Conceptual Status of a Biotechnological Method  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of biotechnology education at the high-school level has been recognized in a number of international curriculum frameworks around the world. One of the most problematic issues in learning biotechnology has been found to be the biotechnological methods involved. Here, we examine the unique contribution of an animation of the…

Yarden, Hagit; Yarden, Anat

2010-01-01

212

Biotechnology in South Africa.  

PubMed

Since adopting the National Biotechnology Strategy in 2001, the South African government has established several regional innovation centres and has put in place initiatives to encourage international partnerships that can spur internal development of life science ventures. This strategy seeks to capitalize on the high quality of research carried out in public research institutions and universities but is hampered, somewhat, by the lack of entrepreneurial culture among South African researchers due to, among other reasons, the expenses involved in registering foreign patents. Although private sector development is still relatively embryonic, start-ups are spinning out of universities and pre-existing companies. These represent a vital source of innovations for commercialization in the future, provided that the challenges facing the emerging South African biotechnology industry can be overcome. PMID:17070947

Cloete, Thomas E; Nel, Louis H; Theron, Jacques

2006-12-01

213

Biotechnology in India.  

PubMed

Conventional biotechnology based industries are already established economic activities in India. Facilities have also been set up for the production of restriction endonucleases, oligonucleotides, culture media, plastic wares, micro pipettes etc., However recombinant biotechnology products are still at the research stage and market demand is met through imports. The bulk of the R & D resources for product development are currently being provided by the Government, which has also taken steps to develop trained man power, set up the infrastructure for research, and has organised demonstration projects for faster dissemination of research results to industry. The consumption of biotech products will rise from Rs. 18.74 billion in 1992 to Rs. 55.47 billion in 2000 and the expected additional investment is anticipated to be Rs. 14 billion during the next 8 years. PMID:7764132

Ghosh, P K

1993-01-01

214

Index Terms- Biotechnology,  

E-print Network

Abstract- The growing research and development activities in the field of biotechnology are a new addition to intellectual property regime. Serious efforts are being made to increase the number of inventions and filling of applications for patents. The inventions, which involve more of living organisms, became controversial issues. The standard tests of patent law are obstacles for grant of patents to the biotech inventions. Non-grant of patents encourages uncontrolled piracy of new inventions and the original owners suffer economic losses because of low returns on their huge investments in the research. TRIP, agreement seeks to enforce patent laws around the world including biotechnological inventions. In India, the existing patent laws were amended to comply with TRIPs agreement. But do we really need patent protection to the genetically modified animals is the question of the day.

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215

Biotechnology: Production Support Associate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 2:34 video excerpt from Pathways to Technology, meet Suzanne Pooler, a biotechnology production support associate, whose work contributes to cancer treatment. As a production support associate, Suzanne supports scientists' research by keeping cancer cells alive in test tubes. Without the right environment and nourishment, the cells would die and the research would have to start over. Suzanne discusses why she left her old job as an administrative assistant to attend community college and study science. She also explains why she loves her new job working in the field of biotechnology. The video is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can download the video as well.

2012-05-23

216

Forest biotechnology and environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  \\u000a Forest biotechnology is a relatively young area of applied plant molecular biology that presently concentrates on (i) manipulation\\u000a of lignin content and composition, (ii) pathogen-, pesticide-, and stress resistance, and (iii) improvement of growth. Transgenic\\u000a trees have a great potential also in other areas of applied and environmental research, e.g. in the production of phytochemicals\\u000a and in phytoremediation of

S. Kopriva; H. Rennenberg

2000-01-01

217

Biodiversity and Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The title of this chapter brings together two of the most critical issues raised by the relation of human beings to the natural\\u000a world. At first, the rationale for bringing them together may be unclear. The threats human activities pose to biodiversity\\u000a are among the most urgent concerns of environmentalists, but of course, biotechnology accounts for only a narrow range

Nicholas Agar; David M. Lodge; Gerald P. McKenny; LaReesa Wolfenbarger

218

Biotechnology's foreign policy.  

PubMed

From its inception, biotechnology has been a uniquely international enterprise. An American and an Englishman working together elucidated the structure of DNA almost 50 years ago; more recently, the Human Genome Project linked researchers around the world, from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to the Beijing Human Genome Center. Today our industry's researchers hail from African villages and Manhattan high rises; from Munich and Melbourne; from London, Ontario, and London, England; from Scotland and Nova Scotia--New Scotland; from Calcutta and Calgary. But in the beginning, the infrastructure that supported these efforts--intellectual property, venture capital, streamlined technology transfer--was less widely dispersed and the world's brightest biotech researchers clustered in only half a dozen scientific Meccas. Previous technological revolutions have spread around the world. Following in their footsteps, biotechnology's global diaspora seems inevitable, especially since governments are promoting it. But as our science and business emigrate from early strongholds in the United States, Canada and Europe across oceans and borders and into new cultures, international tensions over biotechnology continue to grow. In just the last few years, controversies have rolled over R&D spending priorities, genetic patents, bioprospecting, transgenic agriculture and drug pricing. My premise today is that our industry needs to formulate its first foreign policy, one which is cognizant of the miserable judgments and mistakes of other industries--and avoids them. PMID:12402751

Feldbaum, Carl

2002-01-01

219

Shaping the Employer Role in Child Care. Preconference Workshop Papers Prepared for 1982 Annual Convention, National Association for the Education of Young Children (Washington, D.C., November 11, 1982).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Included in this document are 24 preconference workshop papers prepared for the 1982 annual convention of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), entitled "Shaping the Employer Role in Child Care." The purposes of the workshop were (1) to provide NAEYC members with a realistic picture of current employer involvement…

Friedman, Dana E., Ed.

220

College and University Staff Development Workshop Proceedings (Willamette University, December 2-3, 1976; Otter Crest, April 20-21, 1977). [Statewide Infusion of Career Education into the Preparation of Teachers, Counselors and Administrators].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes the two statewide staff development workshops that were conducted for faculties of Oregon colleges and universities participating in a consortium project designed to infuse career education into the preparation of teachers, counselors, and administrators. (Three previous workshops are reported in CE 019 416.) Included in…

Dunbar, Zola, Ed.

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NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION | WWW.CSRC.NIST.GOV/NICE 1 The 2013 NICE Workshop  

E-print Network

: Information Security Research and Education (INSuRE) Dr. Melissa Dark (Purdue) Portrait Rm TRK3 Cybersecurity) Lecture Rm D TRK2 Holistic Cyber Security Education: Balancing Breadth and Depth (1st of 2 panels) Dr Continued: Holistic Cyber Security Education: Balancing Breadth and Depth (2nd of 2 panels) Dr. Diana Burley

Bentz, Dale P.

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The relationship of knowledge, attitudes and perceptions regarding biotechnology in college students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Biotechnology is the latest in a series of technological innovations that have revolutionized such fields as agriculture and the health sciences. However, along with the benefits of biotechnology are concerns. For biotechnology's potential to be realized, it must be accepted on public and governmental levels. Although many studies focus on adult consumer attitudes, it will be the students of today who will be the consumers and leaders of tomorrow. Therefore, this study focused on the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of college students regarding biotechnology. More than 3,000 undergraduate students were surveyed from a variety of undergraduate courses at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas during the 1997-1998 academic year. Information sought included students' knowledge regarding recent applications of biotechnology, demographic information, and their agreement or disagreement with statements regarding different aspects and applications of biotechnology. This study found that despite a low awareness or knowledge of biotechnology, students were accepting of specific applications or products of biotechnology. Those applications or products viewed as beneficial without involving animals had the highest acceptance levels. A majority of the students identified mass media as their major source of biotechnology while also indicating a high level of distrust of the media. Students also indicated that biotechnology information is needed and that such information is appropriate for high school students. Relationships between knowledge and attitudes were also investigated. A greater knowledge level correlated with a more favorable view of biotechnology. In addition, relationships between demographic variables such as gender and race were investigated. Individuals who identified themselves as scientists were found more accepting of biotechnology while females in general were found less accepting. Females majoring in education were found to be the least accepting of biotechnology. The findings in this study indicate that in order to prepare our future leaders for decisions they will have to make regarding biotechnology, accurate biotechnology information is needed at both the high school and college level.

Sohan, Donna Elizabeth

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The KIND Workshop Leader's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE) produces this workshop guide which offers a scripted workshop with handouts for elementary educators interested in sharing curriculum-based activities dedicated to helping young people develop values of kindness and respect toward people, animals, and the Earth. This guide…

Sirch, Willow Ann

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Multidisciplinary and participatory workshops with stakeholders in a community of extreme poverty in the Peruvian Amazon: Development of priority concerns and potential health, nutrition and education interventions  

PubMed Central

Background Communities of extreme poverty suffer disproportionately from a wide range of adverse outcomes, but are often neglected or underserved by organized services and research attention. In order to target the first Millennium Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty, thereby reducing health inequalities, participatory research in these communities is needed. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the priority problems and respective potential cost-effective interventions in Belen, a community of extreme poverty in the Peruvian Amazon, using a multidisciplinary and participatory focus. Methods Two multidisciplinary and participatory workshops were conducted with important stakeholders from government, non-government and community organizations, national institutes and academic institutions. In Workshop 1, participants prioritized the main health and health-related problems in the community of Belen. Problem trees were developed to show perceived causes and effects for the top six problems. In Workshop 2, following presentations describing data from recently completed field research in school and household populations of Belen, participants listed potential interventions for the priority problems, including associated barriers, enabling factors, costs and benefits. Results The top ten priority problems in Belen were identified as: 1) infant malnutrition; 2) adolescent pregnancy; 3) diarrhoea; 4) anaemia; 5) parasites; 6) lack of basic sanitation; 7) low level of education; 8) sexually transmitted diseases; 9) domestic violence; and 10) delayed school entry. Causes and effects for the top six problems, proposed interventions, and factors relating to the implementation of interventions were multidisciplinary in nature and included health, nutrition, education, social and environmental issues. Conclusion The two workshops provided valuable insight into the main health and health-related problems facing the community of Belen. The participatory focus of the workshops ensured the active involvement of important stakeholders from Belen. Based on the results of the workshops, effective and essential interventions are now being planned which will contribute to reducing health inequalities in the community. PMID:17623093

Casapia, Martin; Joseph, Serene A; Gyorkos, Theresa W

2007-01-01

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the Public Support of Biotechnology  

E-print Network

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to determine what factor affect trust in scientists and food manufacturers, and to examine how trust in these institutions affects public support for biotechnology. Data from the U.S. Biotechnology Study reveal that benefits from biotechnology and expectations of trustworthiness are correlated with trust in scientists, but benefits and costs of biotechnology, and expectations of trustworthiness and competence of biotechnology institutions, are important determinants of trust in food manufacturers. The data also reveal that trust in scientists and food manufacturers has a large and important effect on public support for biotechnology, but trust in scientists is more important for public support than trust in food manufacturers.

unknown authors

2005-01-01

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Graduate Interdisciplinary Faculty of Biotechnology Professional Program  

E-print Network

Graduate Interdisciplinary Faculty of Biotechnology Professional Program in Biotechnology January 2010 ExternalReview Biotechnology Program Self-Study #12;Page 1 Biotechnology Program Self-Study TABLE of the Interdisciplinary Program in Biotechnology 10 3.2 Program Overview 12 3.3 University Administration

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Mejoramiento de la Produccion de Materiales de Educacion en Poblacion para la Ensenanza Primaria y la Post-Alfabetizacion. Taller Regional (Santiago, Chile, 27 mayo-5 junio, 1987). Informe Final (Upgrading the Production of Population Education Materials for Primary Education and Post-Literacy. Regional Workshop (Santiago, Chile, May 27-June 5, 1987). Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains the results of an operational training workshop covering 11 case studies on the production of teaching materials for population education and used for elementary education, literacy, and post-literacy programs. The workshop covered the planning and design for the production of teaching materials including an eight step…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Computational proteomics pitfalls and challenges: HavanaBioinfo 2012 workshop report.  

PubMed

The workshop "Bioinformatics for Biotechnology Applications (HavanaBioinfo 2012)", held December 8-11, 2012 in Havana, aimed at exploring new bioinformatics tools and approaches for large-scale proteomics, genomics and chemoinformatics. Major conclusions of the workshop include the following: (i) development of new applications and bioinformatics tools for proteomic repository analysis is crucial; current proteomic repositories contain enough data (spectra/identifications) that can be used to increase the annotations in protein databases and to generate new tools for protein identification; (ii) spectral libraries, de novo sequencing and database search tools should be combined to increase the number of protein identifications; (iii) protein probabilities and FDR are not yet sufficiently mature; (iv) computational proteomics software needs to become more intuitive; and at the same time appropriate education and training should be provided to help in the efficient exchange of knowledge between mass spectrometrists and experimental biologists and bioinformaticians in order to increase their bioinformatics background, especially statistics knowledge. PMID:23376229

Perez-Riverol, Yasset; Hermjakob, Henning; Kohlbacher, Oliver; Martens, Lennart; Creasy, David; Cox, Jürgen; Leprevost, Felipe; Shan, Baozhen Paul; Pérez-Nueno, Violeta I; Blazejczyk, Michal; Punta, Marco; Vierlinger, Klemens; Valiente, Pedro A; Leon, Kalet; Chinea, Glay; Guirola, Osmany; Bringas, Ricardo; Cabrera, Gleysin; Guillen, Gerardo; Padron, Gabriel; Gonzalez, Luis Javier; Besada, Vladimir

2013-07-11

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ActionBioscience: Issues in Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), the ActionBioscience website is designed to promote bioscience literacy through a host of educational activities, worksheets, interactive features, and online demonstrations and visualizations. This particular part of the site looks at issues in biotechnology through a range of articles and activities that can be used in classrooms or for personal edification. This section contains over two dozen of these activities, arranged into thematic sections including technology and ethics, cloning, and medical biotechnology. Each article contains a brief introduction, a set of related external links, and a set of references for future use. Some of the pieces that shouldn't be missed are "Agricultural Bioterrorism" by Radford G. Davis and "Designer Babies: Ethical Considerations" by Nicholas Agar.

2009-08-11

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Report from the Latin American Spondyloarthritis Society for Education and Research in Immunology and Medicine organization 2012 workshop.  

PubMed

The first annual meeting of the Latin American Spondyloarthritis Society for Education and Research in Immunology and Medicine (LASSERIM) was held in Bogotá, Colombia, in September 2012 and was attended by key opinion leaders, researchers, and rheumatologists. The meeting included presentations and discussions from renowned speakers during 2 days and a coaching leadership exercise led by an expert in the field followed by an open forum. Two groups defined a priori discussed the establishment of a professional network and organization to be involved in the identification, assessment, and effective resolution of health care issues in Latin America.A broad spectrum of topics were discussed but focused on the following: pharmacoeconomics in general rheumatology, spondyloarthritis and chronic back pain, therapeutic interventions in rheumatoid arthritis, ultrasonography in spondyloarthritis, impact of social media in medicine and global trends in leadership, quality of life, and innovation. A special workshop on coaching in health care and coaching as a tool to implement LASSERIM goals was part of the 2-day conference.LASSERIM will be working in the future on education, research, and innovation in the field of rheumatology and immunology. A special focus will be on spondyloarthritis, by promoting research, open discussions, and by conducting carefully planned research studies to impact on the quality of life of patients and doctors from Latin American countries. PMID:23965483

Bautista-Molano, Wilson; Toloza, Sergio; Gutiérrez, Marwin; Uribe, Carlos Vinicio Caballero; Pineda, Carlos; Londoño, John; Santos, Pedro; Jaimes, Diego; Diaz, Mario; Chalem, Phillipe; Villota, Orlando; Sierra, Rita; Puche, William; Salas, José; Yara, José; Hamilton, Gordon; Pardo, Carlos; Mercado, Beatriz; Valle-Oñate, Rafael

2013-09-01

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Informationstechnische Weiterbildung Fur Frauen Von Frauen: Internationaler Workshop = Education in Informatics for Women By Women: International Workshop (Hamburg, Germany, November 30-December 3, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents workshop results and participants' reports from the international conference "Train the Trainers in Information and Communication Technology." The participants consisted of 18 women and one man from Czechoslovakia, Russia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Mongolia, Jordan, Egypt, and the Philippines. Eleven reports were presented…

Ellebrecht, Ingrid, Ed.; And Others

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Molecular biology and biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

The contents of this book include: Products from Micro-organisms; An Introduction to Genetic Engineering; The Expression of Foreign DNA in Escherichia coli; Cloning in Brewer's Yeast, Saccharmyces cerevisiae; Cloning in Mammalian Cells; The Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants; The Application of Genetic Engineering to the Production of Pharmaceutical Compounds; Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology; Generation and Use of cDNA Clones for studying Gene Expression; Enzyme Technology: Towards Usable Catalyst; Applications of Biotechnology to Chemical Production; Enzyme Recovery and Purification: Downstream Processing; Biosensors; and Enzyme Engineering.

Walker, J.M.; Gingold, E.B.

1985-01-01

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World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology  

E-print Network

1 23 World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology ISSN 0959-3993 Volume 28 Number 5 World J revealed a great potential of the Antarctic Nocardioides sp. strain A-1 for biotechnological considerable importance due to biotechnological

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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ABHISHEK SINGHAL Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center  

E-print Network

ABHISHEK SINGHAL Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN 8701 UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, Denmark M.Sc. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, 2003 Thesis Title Fellow, Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN. System biology

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The Value of Workshops on Psychological Flexibility for Early Childhood Special Education Staff  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High stress and burnout are common for early childhood special educators, contributing to high rates of attrition, diminished educational effectiveness, and high turnover. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a promising approach for the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of problems. Using a randomized wait-list control design, this…

Biglan, Anthony; Layton, Georgia L.; Jones, Laura Backen; Hankins, Martin; Rusby, Julie C.

2013-01-01

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Multilingual Policies Put into Practice: Co-Participative Educational Workshops in Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a national context where the language rights of indigenous people have been recognized constitutionally since 2003, we deal with the following questions: How can bilingual education programmes in Mexico be clearly defined and applied? And what exactly are the final objectives of a bilingual education programme? We shall address the issue of the…

Léonard, Jean Léo; McCabe Gragnic, Julie; Avilés González, Karla Janiré

2013-01-01

237

Impact Study of Energy Education Workshops on the Participants and Their Peer Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Energy issues have been the focus of scientists, science educators, politicians, historians, sociologists, and economists since the increase in fuel costs, passing of federal regulations on oil prices, changes in automobile standards, and increase in conservation measures. Many feel that educators have the responsibility of designing energy…

Bitner-Corvin, Betty L.

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Establishing Early Childhood Workshops on Reducing Children's Vulnerability after Divorce: A Family Educational Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Implemented at a community center, this practicum developed an educational program which informed parents and teachers of ways to help children progress during and after divorce. Specific goals were: (1) to implement an educational program for parents, children, and teachers that focused on reducing the effects of divorce on children; (2) to…

Schein, Sally

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Diversification in Higher Education. Werkstattberichte--Band 56 (Workshop Paper No. 56).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication explores the variety of notions that exist regarding the diversity of higher education. It favors efforts to keep differences of quality and function within higher education in check, thus ensuring chances for socially and economically disadvantaged students to share common experiences with others and facilitating a…

Wasser, Henry

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Project on Training of Non-Formal Education Personnel: National Workshops in Bhutan, Nepal, and India cum Study Visits Undertaken by Teams of China, Lao PDR and Viet Nam (June 17-July 5, 1998) (APPEAL).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a summary of study visits plus workshops that took place in Bhutan, Nepal, and India in 1998 within the framework of UNESCO's Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL). Three educators each from China, Lao PDR, and Vietnam and educators from the host countries participated. The project aimed to promote literacy and…

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

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Geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Studies at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have led to the development of a technically and economically feasible, as well as environmentally acceptable, biochemical process for detoxification of geothermal residues. For this process, selected microorganisms that live in extreme environments have served as models for the new biotechnology. Assuming a 2,500-kg/h sludge production rate, the new technology is capable of a better than 80% removal rate of toxic metals, usually in less than a 25-hour period. The process itself depends on a number of flexible parameters, allowing this technology to be tailored to specific needs of different geothermal producing regimes, such as those found in the Salton Sea and the Geysers area of California. Thus geothermal residual sludges and brines can be processed to remove only a few metals, such as arsenic and mercury, or many metals, ranging from valuable metals such as chromium, gold, and silver to radionuclides, such as radium. In some cases, combined metal removal and metal recovery processes may be cost efficient and therefore advantageous. The emerging biotechnology for the treatment of geothermal energy production wastes is versatile and offers a number of application options, which are discussed in the paper.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.S.; Jin, J.Z.; Hamilton, K. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1997-01-01

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Fulfilling the promise of biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Genetic engineering has produced pharmaceuticals, disease-resistant plants, cloned animals and research and industrial products. While the comparably mature field of medical biotechnology now reveals its true potential, marine biotechnology is still in the realm of the future. As we explore the earth for new sources of natural chemicals, we now search the waters. Myriad organisms, most unknown to us, live

Rita R Colwell

2002-01-01

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Linking marine biology and biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies of biological systems in which there is a direct link between the challenges faced by marine organisms and biotechnologies enable us to rationally search for active natural compounds and other novel biotechnologies. This approach is proving successful in developing new methods for the prevention of marine biofouling and for the identification of new lead compounds for the development of

Rocky de Nys; Peter D Steinberg

2002-01-01

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Integrated Nanofluidic Systems for Systems Biotechnology  

E-print Network

Integrated Nanofluidic Systems for Systems Biotechnology Wednesday October 28 2009 Burchard 118, 11 in prestigious journals including Science and Nature Biotechnology. Hong's research interests include Bio

Fisher, Frank

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Effectiveness of Pre-counseling Genetic Education Workshops at a Large Urban Community Health Center Serving Low-Income Chinese American Women  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chinese American pregnant women and women of childbearing age face economic, cultural and linguistic barriers in accessing\\u000a mainstream health care services. The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center developed a culturally and linguistically competent\\u000a genetic education workshop for high-risk Chinese American prenatal patients. Patients referred for genetic counseling for\\u000a thalassemia, abnormal triple screen results, and\\/or advanced maternal age were recruited

Shao-Chee Sim; Xiaojie Diana Zhou; Laureen D. Hom; Christine Chen; Rebecca Sze

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Guiding Principles for Mathematics and Science Education Research Methods: Report of a Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report presents a brief review of research methods employed in recent studies and proposes a number of guiding principles for designing and evaluating future research proposals in the area of mathematics and science education.

Suter, Larry E.; Frechtling, Joy; Foundation, National S.

247

ASTRONOMY TO INSPIRE AND EDUCATE YOUNG CHILDREN EU-UNAWE Lorentz Center Workshop  

E-print Network

. Mitchell, MEP, Chair, EU Parliamentary Committee on Development Astronomy Research and Education in South Communities in the Netherlands (TBD) (10 min) Dhr. B.J. van Bochove, Chair, Netherlands Parliamentary

Galis, Frietson

248

Guiding Principles for Mathematics and Science Education Research Methods: Report of a Workshop  

NSF Publications Database

The purpose of this report is to present a brief review of research methods employed in recent studies and to propose, for discussion purposes, a number of guiding principles for designing research studies and evaluating research proposals in the area of mathematics and science education. As the brief review of research funded by REC in the past few years showed, education research studies follow a wide variety of philosophical and research paradigms.

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Perceptions and attitudes of geography teachers to biotechnology: A study focusing on genetically modified (GM) foods  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports the perceptions and attitudes of geography teachers towards biotechnology and genetically-modified (GM) foods in Turkey. A survey was conducted with secondary school geography teachers attending teacher workshops in various parts of the country in 2008 and was responded to by 78 teachers from 31 different provinces. The study not only revealed important results about the perceptions of

Ali Demirci

2008-01-01

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Improving Teacher Awareness of Fine Motor Problems and Occupational Therapy: Education Workshops for Preservice Teachers, General Education Teachers and Special Education Teachers in Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students with fine motor problems can benefit from occupational therapy. Yet not all students receive the services because of a lack of teacher awareness about the problems and the services. This study aims to evaluate a workshop designed to improve teacher awareness about fine motor problems and occupational therapy. The study involved three…

Chiu, Teresa; Heidebrecht, Melissa; Wehrmann, Susan; Sinclair, Gerry; Reid, Denise

2008-01-01

251

Biotechnological Applications of Transglutaminases  

PubMed Central

In nature, transglutaminases catalyze the formation of amide bonds between proteins to form insoluble protein aggregates. This specific function has long been exploited in the food and textile industries as a protein cross-linking agent to alter the texture of meat, wool, and leather. In recent years, biotechnological applications of transglutaminases have come to light in areas ranging from material sciences to medicine. There has also been a substantial effort to further investigate the fundamentals of transglutaminases, as many of their characteristics that remain poorly understood. Those studies also work towards the goal of developing transglutaminases as more efficient catalysts. Progress in this area includes structural information and novel chemical and biological assays. Here, we review recent achievements in this area in order to illustrate the versatility of transglutaminases. PMID:24970194

Rachel, Natalie M.; Pelletier, Joelle N.

2013-01-01

252

Deep ocean environmental biotechnology  

PubMed

Major recent advances in deep-sea biotechnology have come in the form of continuing discoveries of novel microorganisms, unexpected genetic diversity, and new natural products of potential relevance to human health or environmental bioremediation. Continuing explorations of submarine hydrothermal vent environments have yielded new hyperthermophiles (maximal growth at 90 degreesC or greater) and more evidence that elevated hydrostatic pressure stabilizes cells and enzymes at high temperature. Vent samples have also yielded new mesophiles (optimal growth near 30 degreesC) that produce heparin-like exopolysaccharides or express extraordinary tolerance (removal by precipitation) of heavy metals. From the cold deep sea have come new findings of unexpected microbial diversity and the promise of industrially useful enzymes or secondary metabolites. New classes of predictive models are emerging to guide future exploration of microbial diversity in the deep ocean. PMID:9690985

Deming

1998-06-01

253

Teacher Guide for Career Oriented Education. Implementation Workshop: Phase II (Follow-Up).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a 4-volume set constituting a model to assist all school districts in Region 17 (Texas) in infusing comprehensive career oriented education into their existing instructional programs by 1980, this teacher guide contains materials for the second part of a 3-phase program designed to move the participant through a series of informational…

Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX.

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Teacher Guide for Career Oriented Education. Implementation Workshop: Phase III (Curriculum Development).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a 4-volume set constituting a model to assist all school districts in Region 17 (Texas) in infusing comprehensive career oriented education into their existing instructional programs by 1980, this teacher guide contains materials for the third part of a 3-phase program designed to move the participant through a series of informational…

Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX.

255

Exploring the Intersection of Science Education and 21st Century Skills: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An emerging body of research suggests that a set of broad "21st century skills"--such as adaptability, complex communication skills, and the ability to solve non-routine problems--are valuable across a wide range of jobs in the national economy. However, the role of K-12 education in helping students learn these skills is a subject of current…

Hilton, Margaret

2010-01-01

256

In Search of Third Spaces in Media Education: An Ethnographic Study from Fifth Graders' Media Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Media educators and researchers call for learner-centred, bottom-up pedagogical approaches, which take into account learners' own cultures, knowledge and experiences. Nevertheless, there seem to be gaps between traditional, authoritarian school culture and the interactive, creative media culture that is a significant part of youngsters' lives…

Rantala, Leena

2009-01-01

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Promising Practices in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Summary of Two Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Numerous teaching, learning, assessment, and institutional innovations in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have emerged in the past decade. Because virtually all of these innovations have been developed independently of one another, their goals and purposes vary widely. Some focus on making science…

Nielsen, Natalie

2011-01-01

258

Insect Identification Educational Volunteers Created in Train-the-Trainer Workshops in Oregon and Washington  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "train-the-trainer" model successfully created volunteer educators in insect identification. Intensive training programs prepared 71 individuals during 2 1/2-day (20 hour) training sessions. Trainees included university Extension faculty (13), agricultural professionals (13), and certified Master Gardeners (45). The sessions were…

Corp, Mary K.; Rondon, Silivia I.; Van Vleet, Stephen M.

2013-01-01

259

BASIC EDUCATION FOR ADULTS, ARE SPECIAL TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES NEEDED. PANEL AND WORKSHOP VI.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

LITERACY PROGRAMS REQUIRE APPROPRIATE MATERIALS, ADEQUATE TESTING OF ACHIEVEMENT, AND CAREFUL SELECTION AND TRAINING OF TEACHERS. PUBLISHERS ARE NOW PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING SYSTEMS OF REALISTIC MATERIALS, INCLUDING THE INITIAL TEACHING ALPHABET, WORDS IN COLOR, AND AUDIO TAPES. IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT AN ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM, NORTH…

MCCALLEY, HAZEL; AND OTHERS

260

LSU Virtual Museum: Technology-Enhanced Geoscience Teacher Workshops for Louisiana K-8 Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Virtual Museum, a Louisiana Board of Regents sponsored SELECT program, is a collaborative project between the Museum of Natural Science and the French Education Project at Louisiana State University. It offers Louisiana science teachers, in-training teachers, and immersion teachers a professional development program via six videoconferences. These videoconferences are broadcast from LSU to six distance-learning sites across the entire

S. Warny; D. Egea-Kuehne; R. Tedford; A. Lopez

2007-01-01

261

Energy Conservation: A Workshop for Selected Eastern U.S. Industrial Arts Teacher Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of 25 instructional modules was produced by a group of industrial arts teacher educators, local teachers, and supervisors from eastern United States. Topic areas of these modules include: societal implications of the energy situation; awareness of energy terms, supply, and use; assessment of conventional and selected renewable alternative…

Wenig, Robert E., Ed.

262

Acquatic Biotechnology: Wave of the Future  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The curriculum, Marine Biotechnology: Marine Biotech Gets Wet, can be used with a wide range of high school students from those in general biology, chemistry, marine biology, or environmental science classes to advanced students. Teachers may choose as many or as few lessons as appropriate for their classroom plans. Each activity includes the following elements: Focus question, Learning objective, Teaching time, Materials, Procedure, Student Questions and Teacher Answer Key and References and further reading. State (Oregon and Hawaii) and national education standards addressed by each activity are included in a separate section.

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Evaluation of Biotechnology YES Final Report  

E-print Network

Evaluation of Biotechnology YES Final Report Donald Webb Email: donald.webb@dtz.com Direct: 0161 Structure 5 2. Profile of Biotechnology YES 6 2.1 Background to Biotechnology YES 6 2.2 Rationale for Intervention 7 2.3 Delivery Model 8 2.4 Landscape of Other Competitions 9 2.5 Summary of Biotechnology YES

van Aalten, Daan

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Nature Biotechnology: doi:10.1038/nbt.2925 Nature Biotechnology: doi:10.1038/nbt.2925  

E-print Network

Nature Biotechnology: doi:10.1038/nbt.2925 #12;Nature Biotechnology: doi:10.1038/nbt.2925 #12;Nature Biotechnology: doi:10.1038/nbt.2925 #12;Nature Biotechnology: doi:10.1038/nbt.2925 #12. Nature Biotechnology: doi:10.1038/nbt.2925 #12;Supplementary Table 2. Oligonucleotides used

Kaski, Samuel

265

A Portable Computer Security Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We have developed a computer security workshop designed to instruct post-secondary instructors who want to start a course or laboratory exercise sequence in computer security. This workshop has also been used to provide computer security education to IT professionals and students. It is effective in communicating basic computer security principles…

Wagner, Paul J.; Phillips, Andrew T.

2006-01-01

266

Using Digital Photography to Supplement Learning of Biotechnology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author used digital photography to supplement learning of biotechnology by students with a variety of learning styles and educational backgrounds. Because one approach would not be sufficient to reach all the students, digital photography was used to explain the techniques and results to the class instead of having to teach each student…

Norflus, Fran

2012-01-01

267

Teaching a Biotechnology Curriculum Based on Adapted Primary Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adapted primary literature (APL) refers to an educational genre specifically designed to enable the use of research articles for learning biology in high school. The present investigation focuses on the paedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of four high?school biology teachers who enacted an APL?based curriculum in biotechnology. Using a constructivist qualitative research approach, we analysed those teachers' aims and beliefs, the

Hedda Falk; Gilat Brill; Anat Yarden

2008-01-01

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Agricultural biotechnology in developing countries.  

PubMed

After a slow start many developing countries are now investing in agricultural biotechnology. Although these countries face several constraints, efforts are being made to promote biotechnology that requires high investment with long term returns. A number of donor agencies are providing incentives to stimulate biotechnology in the developing countries. There is however a major debate towards the development of biotechnology, especially genetically modified organisms, in the developing countries and there is a need for them to address biosafety issues and proper monitoring systems. The concern of intellectual property rights is a major issue in the developing countries in order to have access to the technologies that are often owned by multinational corporations in the industrialized countries. PMID:11686047

Dookun, A

2001-01-01

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Biotechnology as an intellectual property.  

PubMed

Recent advances in biotechnology have created many public policy and legal issues, one of the most significant of which is the treatment of biotechnological industrial products, particularly under the patent system. Patents represent one of several types of intellectual property; their ownership confers the right to exclude others from benefitting from the tangible products of a proprietary subject matter. Intellectual property law and its protections will play a major role in the rate at which biotechnology develops in the United States. In this article biotechnological intellectual property issues are reviewed in the context of their underlying legal requirements. The implications of other factors, such as international competition, research funding, and gene ownership, are also considered. PMID:6584975

Adler, R G

1984-04-27

270

Biotechnological developments in New Zealand.  

PubMed

Biotechnology has a long history in New Zealand, and there have been some innovations that are unique to the country. This article describes some developments that illustrate this point and gives some examples of current research projects that typify the strengths and interests of the biotechnology community. Examples are taken from the food industry, agriculture, forestry, production of industrial chemicals, and the treatment of hazardous chemicals. PMID:8635198

Maddox, I S; Gutierrez, N A

1996-01-01

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Science for All and the Quality of Life. Report of the UNESCO/APEID Regional Workshop on Science and Technology Education at Lower Secondary Level (Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12-21, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is the report of the UNESCO/APEID Regional Workshop on Science and Technology Education at Lower Secondary Level. Part I is the Source Book which has three chapters. Chapter 1 is on emerging policy and strategy aspects for science and technology education at the lower secondary level. Chapter 2 discusses the implications for teacher…

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.

272

Haloalkane dehalogenases: biotechnological applications.  

PubMed

Haloalkane dehalogenases (EC 3.8.1.5, HLDs) are ?/?-hydrolases which act to cleave carbon-halogen bonds. Due to their unique catalytic mechanism, broad substrate specificity and high robustness, the members of this enzyme family have been employed in several practical applications: (i) biocatalytic preparation of optically pure building-blocks for organic synthesis; (ii) recycling of by-products from chemical processes; (iii) bioremediation of toxic environmental pollutants; (iv) decontamination of warfare agents; (v) biosensing of environmental pollutants; and (vi) protein tagging for cell imaging and protein analysis. This review discusses the application of HLDs in the context of the biochemical properties of individual enzymes. Further extension of HLD uses within the field of biotechnology will require currently limiting factors - such as low expression, product inhibition, insufficient enzyme selectivity, low affinity and catalytic efficiency towards selected substrates, and instability in the presence of organic co-solvents - to be overcome. We propose that strategies based on protein engineering and isolation of novel HLDs from extremophilic microorganisms may offer solutions. PMID:22965918

Koudelakova, Tana; Bidmanova, Sarka; Dvorak, Pavel; Pavelka, Antonin; Chaloupkova, Radka; Prokop, Zbynek; Damborsky, Jiri

2013-01-01

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A GERMAN-US FACULTY\\/INTERN EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN BIOTECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

A consortium for exchange of student industrial interns and academic and industrial expertise in biotechnology and bioengineering education has been established between the NSF-funded VaNTH Engineering Research Center in Bioengineering Educational Technologies and an alliance of universities and trade organizations in Niedersachsen, Germany. The purposes of this consortium are (1) to supplement VaNTH domain expertise in biotechnology, (2) to explore

J. Collins; T. Giorgio; P. King; J. Alley; H. Lauten; P. Winter; A. Appenzeller; J. Scriven; R. Jonas; C. Berger; P. Eichelmann; B. Huchzermeyer

274

Mentoring. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop presents information on mentoring relationships within child care settings. Articles are: (1) "Mentoring Teachers...A Partnership in Learning" (Patricia Scallan-Berl); (2) "The Potential Gains of Peer Mentoring among Children" (Leslie Moguil); (3) "Mentoring Advocates in the Context of Early Childhood Education" (Sessy Nyman); and…

Scallan-Berl, Patricia; Moguil, Leslie; Nyman, Sessy I.; Mercado, Miriam Mercado

2003-01-01

275

LSU Virtual Museum: Technology-Enhanced Geoscience Teacher Workshops for Louisiana K-8 Educators.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Virtual Museum, a Louisiana Board of Regents sponsored SELECT program, is a collaborative project between the Museum of Natural Science and the French Education Project at Louisiana State University. It offers Louisiana science teachers, in-training teachers, and immersion teachers a professional development program via six videoconferences. These videoconferences are broadcast from LSU to six distance-learning sites across the entire state of Louisiana. This unique teacher population was selected because in Louisiana, there are two types of K-8 science teachers: teachers in traditional classroom settings and teachers in immersion programs. In the Foreign language Immersion programs, the target language (French or Spanish) is the language of instruction and communication in the classroom. For each videoconference, teachers are provided content material that is prepared by geology faculty and graduate students, example of ongoing field research by LSU faculty members, classroom-ready activities, information on available loan material and on-line resources, training on the unique Scope-On-A-Rope microscope, pre-made PowerPoint presentations and virtual museum photos, all, in French and in English. Three of the videoconferences emphasize regional and statewide earth science topics including Louisiana fossils, rocks and minerals, and field techniques used to interpret Louisiana's geologic history. The activities provided for teachers are hands-on, inquiry based classroom exercises that focus on the availability of local materials. These activities can also be scaled for use in a variety of grade-levels and teachers are encouraged to use these activities in their classrooms. The program has proven to foster new collaboration between science teachers in regular programs and immersion schools while boosting the interest statewide for natural science topics.

Warny, S.; Egea-Kuehne, D.; Tedford, R.; Lopez, A.

2007-12-01

276

A Summary of Proceedings and Participant Recommendations from a National Workshop on Institutionalizing Progress in Agricultural Extension and Education in Taiwan (Taichung, Taiwan, April 22-24, 1991) = Cejin Wo Guo Nongye Tuiguang Jiaoyu Xin Tizhi Yantaohui Zhuanji. Zhonghua Minguao Bashi Nian Siyue 22 zhi 24.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings contain four presentations from a workshop at which leaders in agriculture and education contributed suggestions for developing policies and plans for the new Agricultural Extension Education Graduate Institute (AEEGI) in Taiwan. Introductory materials include a list of members of the planning committee, workshop rationale,…

Ministry of Education, Taipei (Taiwan).

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Small genomes: New initiatives in mapping and sequencing. Workshop summary report  

SciTech Connect

The workshop was held 5--7 July 1993 at the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB) and hosted by the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The objective of this workshop was to bring together individuals interested in DNA technologies and to determine the impact of these current and potential improvements of the speed and cost-effectiveness of mapping and sequencing on the planning of future small genome projects. A major goal of the workshop was to spur the collaboration of more diverse groups of scientists working on this topic, and to minimize competitiveness as an inhibitory factor to progress.

McKenney, K. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States). Biotechnology Div.; Robb, F. [Univ. of Maryland Biotechnology Inst., Baltimore, MD (United States). Center of Marine Biotechnology

1993-12-31

278

Space Biotechnology and Commercial Applications University of Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Biotechnology and Commercial Applications grant was funded by NASA's Kennedy Space Center in FY 2002 to provide dedicated biotechnology and agricultural research focused on the regeneration of space flight environments with direct parallels in Earth-based applications for solving problems in the environment, advances in agricultural science, and other human support issues amenable to targeted biotechnology solutions. This grant had three project areas, each with multiple tasks. They are: 1) Space Agriculture and Biotechnology Research and Education, 2) Integrated Smart Nanosensors for Space Biotechnology Applications, and 3) Commercial Applications. The Space Agriculture and Biotechnology Research and Education (SABRE) Center emphasized the fundamental biology of organisms involved in space flight applications, including those involved in advanced life support environments because of their critical role in the long-term exploration of space. The SABRE Center supports research at the University of Florida and at the Space Life Sciences Laboratory (SLSL) at the Kennedy Space Center. The Integrated Smart Nanosensors for Space Biotechnology Applications component focused on developing and applying sensor technologies to space environments and agricultural systems. The research activities in nanosensors were coordinated with the SABRE portions of this grant and with the research sponsored by the NASA Environmental Systems Commercial Space Technology Center located in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. Initial sensor efforts have focused on air and water quality monitoring essential to humans for living and working permanently in space, an important goal identified in NASA's strategic plan. The closed environment of a spacecraft or planetary base accentuates cause and effect relationships and environmental impacts. The limited available air and water resources emphasize the need for reuse, recycling, and system monitoring. It is essential to collect real-time information from these systems to ensure crew safety. This new class of nanosensors will be critical to monitoring the space flight environment in future NASA space systems. The Commercial Applications component of this program pursued industry partnerships to develop products for terrestrial use of NASA sponsored technologies, and in turn to stimulate growth in the biotechnology industry. For technologies demonstrating near term commercial potential, the objective is to include industry partners on or about the time of proof of concept that will not only co-invest in the technology but also take the resultant technology to the commercial market.

Phillips, Winfred; Evanich, Peggy L.

2004-01-01

279

Introduction to Biotechnology: Laboratory Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

By Linnea Fletcher, Evelyn Goss, Patricia Phelps, and Angela Wheeler, this is the laboratory manual for an introductory biotechnology course. This 134-page Word document describes the basic skills necessary for the biotechnology laboratory, such as safety, mathematics, documentation, calibration, and equipment. Each chapter contains objectives for students to accomplish, some practice lessons and questions, and laboratory activities. Students will also learn some basic processes, such as Restriction Enzyme Mapping of DNA, DNA Fingerprinting, and Southern Blot Analysis. There is also a section on bioinformatics.

Wheeler, Angela; Fletcher, Linnea; Goss, Evelyn; Phelps, Patricia

2009-09-30

280

Clusters and Innovation in Biotechnology  

E-print Network

www.mgmt.dal.ca/sba/profs/prosson This paper focuses on biotechnology innovation in a peripheral region of Canada. It views the industry sector from a cluster standpoint. The paper presents descriptive data on nine companies and 13 support organizations that have been visited as part of a continuing study. At this point in time, it is not clear whether the collection of organizations in Halifax, Nova Scotia represents a biotechnology “cluster ” as defined in the literature. Presented at the 19 th. Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Conference

unknown authors

281

Novel Techniques and Their Applications to Agricultural Biotechnology, Health Foods and Medical Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Selected applications of novel techniques in Agricultural Biotechnology, Health Food formulations and Medical Biotechnology are being reviewed with the aim of unraveling future developments and policy changes that are likely to open new markets for Biotechnology and prevent the shrinking or closing of existing ones. Amongst the selected novel techniques with applications in both Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology are: immobilized

I. C. Baianu; P. R. Lozano; V. I. Prisecaru; H. C. Lin

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BIOTECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The Biotechnology Certificate Program is open to all FAU Biology and Chemistry Students  

E-print Network

BIOTECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The Biotechnology Certificate Program is open to all FAU Biology in biotechnology. In addition to the requirements for the baccalaureate degree sought, students must complete credits) B- PCB 3063 Genetics (4 credits) C- BSCL4403 Biotechnology I laboratory (2 credits) B- BSCL4405

Fernandez, Eduardo

283

Meeting Report--NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

A summary is provided of presentations and discussions from the NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop held September 27-28, 2007, at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Invited speakers were distinguished scientists representing key sectors of the radiation research community. Speakers addressed recent developments in the biomarker and biotechnology fields that may provide new opportunities for health-related assessment of radiation-exposed

Tore Straume; Sally A Amundson; William F. Blakely; Frederic J. Burns; Allen Chen; Nicholas Dainiak; Stephen Franklin; Julie A. Leary; David J. Loftus; William F. Morgan; Terry C. Pellmar; Viktor Stolc; Kenneth W. Turteltaub; Andrew T. Vaughan; Srinivasan Vijayakumar; Andrew J. Wyrobek

2008-01-01

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Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine  

E-print Network

An Advanced Technology Center of The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology Jointly Administered Shatkin 41 Education, Training and Technology Transfer 43 Lectures and Seminars 44 CABM Lecture Series 45: Struct. Funct. Gen., Science and Trends Genetics. These original findings increased our understanding

285

Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine  

E-print Network

An Advanced Technology Center of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology Jointly Administered 50 Molecular Virology Aaron Shatkin 53 Education, Training and Technology Transfer 55 Lectures expression in cancer. Autism, neural development and neurodegenerative diseases of children are the focus

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Research Highlights Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (BB)  

E-print Network

Research Highlights 2011 #12;Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (BB) Investigator Department Expertise for therapeutic and biotechnology applications. Romas Kazlauskas Biochem Biocatalytic synthesis of chemical biofuels?) >60 g/L titer Patents filed Ready for Scale up Kechun Zhang #12;U of Minnesota Biotechnology

Minnesota, University of

287

Biotechnology Provides New Tools for Plant Breeding  

E-print Network

Biotechnology Provides New Tools for Plant Breeding TREVOR V. SUSLOW, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Vegetable Crops, UC Davis; BRUCE R. THOMAS, Technical Director, Seed Biotechnology Center, UC Davis; KENT J. BRADFORD, Professor of Vegetable Crops and Director, Seed Biotechnology Center

Bradford, Kent

288

The Center for Biotechnology at Bielefeld University  

E-print Network

CeBiTec The Center for Biotechnology at Bielefeld University Physics Informatics Biology #12;#12;of for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) is in the best sense the continuation of the Bielefeld tradi- tion and established a Faculty of Technology with the two departments Computer Science and Biotechnology

Moeller, Ralf

289

DRAFT Jan 14th SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

DRAFT ­ Jan 14th 2011 1 SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLAN: Jan 2011 ­ Jan 2014 Executive Summary The School of Biotechnology is a core Unit within the Faculty of Science & Health at DCU where and industrially-relevant degree programmes. In addition to hosting the longest running undergraduate Biotechnology

Humphrys, Mark

290

Some issues in biotechnology commercialization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Commercialization of biotechnology discoveries has many challenges. One of the major hurdles to commercialization is achieving regulatory approval. This includes not only approval for the drug but also the process by which it is produced. The costs for developing a drug and achieving approval for its release are enormous. They average nearly a quarter of a billion dollars per successful

Arthur Humphrey

1996-01-01

291

Crop Biotechnology: Feeds for Livestock  

E-print Network

? A biotech crop is a crop plant that has been genetically engineered using recombinant DNA technology either also been developed using biotechnology, and crops with modified composition or nutritional properties they are grown. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for evaluating

Van Eenennaam, Alison L.

292

Systems biotechnology for strain improvement  

E-print Network

-throughput experimental techniques are routinely used for generating large amounts of omics data. In parallel, in silico or simulation can be combined to generate new knowledge through iterative modification of an in silico model- ceutical, chemical, food and agricultural industries. Biotechnological production of small-volume high

293

Biotechnology products and European consumers  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than 100 interviews conducted during 1997 with European food manufacturers and retailers, trade associations, government departments, consumer groups, environmental organizations and some individual academic scientists revealed how differences in the perceived attitudes of consumers gave rise to varying approaches by suppliers to the possible introduction of transgenic foods. European consumers generally are not against the pharmaceutical products of biotechnology

Vivian Moses

1999-01-01

294

Biotechnologies. Conséquences socio-économiques  

Microsoft Academic Search

The actual technological revolution is largely sustained by developments in biotechnology. The rapid acquisition of knowledge in biological sciences, coupled with the advancement in robotics and computer sciences and with the multiplication of bio-industries, have caused a worldwide disruption of socio-economical conditions. Some remarks on these consequences are emphasized here, with respect to agribusiness, health and the environment. Agriculture now

P. de Puytorac

2000-01-01

295

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

B IOTECHNOt.OGY DEPENDS on exploiting information stored in genes and their component DNA. Genes of terrestrial or- ganisms have been the primary source of information for the biochemical products and bioprocessing schemes that form the foundation of biotechnology--antibiotic production and water purification, for ex- ample. While terrestrial organisms ex- hibit great species diversity, marine or- ganisms represent greater phylogenetic diversity.

D. H. Attaway

296

Downstream Processing in Marine Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Downstream processing is one of the most underestimated steps in bioprocesses and this is not only the case in marine biotechnology. However, it is well known, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, that downstreaming is the most expensive and unfortunately the most ineffective part of a bioprocess. Thus, one might assume that new developments are widely described in the literature. Unfortunately this

Kai Muffler; Roland Ulber

297

Goat reproductive biotechnology in Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

In developing countries, such as Brazil, goat business is in a considerable expansion and the use of biotechnology may be an important tool to increase productivity of livestock in genetic improvement programs. However, more studies are necessary to gain a better understanding of the potential uses of such techniques, including their usefulness to improve reproductive efficiency, which could contribute to

M. M. P. Guerra; S. V. Silva; A. M. Batista; Z. F. Coleto; E. C. B. Silva; P. L. J. Monteiro; G. F. Carneiro

2011-01-01

298

A Comparison of Workshop Training versus Intensive, Experiential Training for Improving Behavior Support Skills in Early Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective behavior support is an important component of high-quality and nurturing early childhood classroom settings. At present, there are few studies that investigate the best way to train and support teachers in these strategies. The present study compared two different training approaches: (1) a workshop that included a one-day…

Fabiano, Gregory A.; Vujnovic, Rebecca K.; Waschbusch, Daniel A.; Yu, Jihnhee; Mashtare, Terry; Pariseau, Meaghan E.; Pelham, William E.; Parham, Brittany R.; Smalls, Kalima J.

2013-01-01

299

Summer Enrichment Workshop (SEW): A Quality Component of the University of Alabama's Gifted Education Preservice Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summer Enrichment Workshop (SEW) is a clinical experience in the teacher preservice training program for gifted and talented (GT) master's degree interns at the University of Alabama. This mixed design study investigated the effects of the SEW clinical experience on interns' preparation to teach. Quantitative analysis demonstrated a statistically…

Newman, Jane L.; Gregg, Madeleine; Dantzler, John

2009-01-01

300

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy courses. Some topics currently covered in the Astronomy Workshop are: Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbits of the nine planets and 63 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Scale of the Universe: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Scientific Notation: Students are interactively guided through conversions between scientific notation and regular numbers. Orbital Simulations: These tools allow the student to investigate different aspects of the three-body problem of celestial mechanics. Astronomy Workshop Bulletin Board: Get innovative teaching ideas and read about in-class experiences with the Astronomy Workshop. Share your ideas with other educators by posting on the Bulletin Board. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

Hamilton, D. P.; Asbury, M. L.

1999-12-01

301

Groundwater workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Interstate Conference on Water Policy has released an Executive Report of the 1989 Ground Water Information Management Workshops. The report summarizes workgroup findings and recommendations for action as identified at the four workshops conducted in the winter and spring of 1989 in Little Rock, Ark.; Sacramento, Calif.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and Omaha, Nebr. The workshops, cosponsored by ICWP and the U.S. Geological Survey, attracted over 200 participants from local, state, and federal government, academia, and the private sector.The two primary objectives of the workshop series were to provide participants with information about groundwater data management initiatives at all levels of government, and to elicit information and ideas from participants about improving data management and exchange. The report states that although the individual workshops reflected regional concerns and experiences, collectively they provide a solid foundation for developing a national perspective on groundwater information management needs.

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National Center for Biotechnology Information: Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) does a number of educational outreach programs, and their tutorials come highly recommended. In the "Web Tutorials" area, visitors will find nine different resources that cover DNA manipulation and the identification of disease genes. A good portion of these materials are collected from publications. Publications include "Comparative Genomics" and other documents, and they are available in their entirety via the "Bookshelf" section of the site. Moving on, the detailed "Problem Sets" are taken from other NCBI publications, and they cover disease genes and 3D protein structures. Finally, the "Video Tutorials" section of the site offers tutorials on how to quickly obtain specific materials from the NCBI website and PubMed.

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Development and assessment of a biotechnology workforce development center model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Life science and biotechnology companies are the fastest growing industries in the nation, with more than 30% of these companies and close to 50% of the nation's life science workers located in California. The need for well-trained biotechnology workers continues to grow. Educational institutions and industry professionals have attempted to create the training and the workforce for the bioscience and biotechnology industry. Many have concluded that one way would be to create a multiuse training center where trainees from high school age through late adulthood could receive up-to-date training. This case study had 2 unique phases. Phase 1 consisted of examining representative stakeholder interview data for characteristics of an ideal biotechnology shared-use regional education (B-SURE) center, which served as the basis for an assessment tool, with 107 characteristics in 8 categories. This represented what an ideal center model should include. Phase 2 consisted of using this assessment tool to gather data from 6 current biotechnology regional centers to determine how these centers compared to the ideal model. Results indicated that each center was unique. Although no center met all ideal model characteristics, the 6 centers could clearly be ranked. Recommendations include refining the core characteristics, further assessing the existing and planned centers; evaluating and refining the interview instrument in Phase 1 and the assessment tool in Phase 2 by including additional stakeholders in both phases and by adding reviewers of Phase 1 transcripts; and determining a method to demonstrate a clear return on investment in a B-SURE center.

Huxley, Mary Pat

304

Biotechnology Research and Development in Academia: providing  

E-print Network

Biotechnology research and development in Egypt was addressed in the 2009 annual American University in Cairo (AUC) research conference held at the AUC new campus in Cairo, Egypt, that took place on April 5th 2009. The aim of the event was to present examples of ongoing biotechnology research activities in Egypt with focus on agricultural and biomedical biotechnology and to highlight the expansion of academic biotechnology research to industry. Overview Biotechnology is a cutting edge interdisciplinary field combining technologies and expertise of personnel in different fields to contribute extensively to pharmaceutics, diagnostics, medicine, agriculture, and the environment. The biotechnology field literally comes in a spectrum of colors red, white/grey [1], green and blue [2]. The conference has discussed several research endeavors in Egypt contributing to the biotechnology field and how such

unknown authors

2009-01-01

305

Universities and the Future of Adult Learning. Improving Conditions and Quality of Adult Learning. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, which was produced as a follow-up to the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education, examines the role of universities in adult learning. The booklet begins with a brief overview of the conference workshop on which it is based. The following issues and challenges facing universities are considered: inequalities within…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.

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Outdoor Education for K-12: The What, Why, Where, When, and How. Proceedings of a Workshop Co-sponsored by USDI Fish and Wildlife Service and East Carolina University (Swanquarter, North Carolina, June 17, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An overview of outdoor education, to illustrate its relevance to all subject matter, was presented during a 1-day workshop for public school teachers of Hyde County, North Carolina, by speakers representing resource management agencies, public schools and universities, and environmental organizations. It was suggested that to fully understand the…

Wendling, Robert C., Ed.

307

Adventures in Alice Programming:Adventures in Alice Programming:Adventures in Alice Programming:Adventures in Alice Programming: A summer workshop for high school and middle school educators  

E-print Network

:Adventures in Alice Programming: A summer workshop for high school and middle school educators Santa Clara University be integrated into high school and middle school programs, and To establish a community of faculty to provide successfully with middle school students on up to high school students. At the lower level students can learn

Holliday, JoAnne

308

Biotechnology Science Experiments on Mir  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes the microgravity biotechnology experiments carried out on the Shuttle/Mir program. Four experiments investigated the growth of protein crystals, and three investigated cellular growth. Many hundreds of protein samples were processed using four different techniques. The objective of these experiments was to determine optimum conditions for the growth of very high quality single crystals to be used for structure determination. The Biotechnology System (BTS) was used to process the three cell growth investigations. The samples processed by these experiments were: bovine chondrocytes, human renal epithelial cells, and human breast cancer cells and endothelial cells. The objective was to determine the unique properties of cell aggregates produced in the microgravity environment.

Kroes, Roger L.

1999-01-01

309

Sacred Architecture as a Narrative for Defining Religion, Culture and Social and Educational Change: A Proposal for a Series of Workshops for Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sacred architecture provides a compelling narrative for explaining the ways religious belief and practice contribute to the construction of self identity and of lived cultural values in all societies. This paper proposes a collaborative and ethnographic research workshop series focused on the intersections among culture, religious meaning and…

Shields, James J.

310

Workshop Recommendations  

Cancer.gov

NCI/ISMRM Workshop on Higher Field (1.5 T and UP) in Oncology: Strategic Frontiers in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Glasgow, Scotland April 20, 2001 Purposes 1. To identify current and future clinical opportunities for oncological imaging using

311

Fulfilling the promise of biotechnology.  

PubMed

Genetic engineering has produced pharmaceuticals, disease-resistant plants, cloned animals and research and industrial products. While the comparably mature field of medical biotechnology now reveals its true potential, marine biotechnology is still in the realm of the future. As we explore the earth for new sources of natural chemicals, we now search the waters. Myriad organisms, most unknown to us, live there. Many produce compounds that can be commercialized, or the organisms themselves may be commercialized, through genetic engineering methods. For decades, scientists studied the ocean depths searching for unique molecules and organisms. But not until the early 1980s was there a synthesis uniting marine natural products, ecology, aquaculture and bioremediation research under the heading of marine biotechnology. As harvesting enough products from marine sources to produce sufficient amounts, even for study, is nearly impossible, we need to use genomics techniques to identify biologically active compounds. As we damage our oceanic ecosystems through pollution, overfishing and destructive fishing methods, opportunities to learn more about marine organisms and their commercial potential may be limited. Although governments and intergovernmental agencies are committed to funding and expanding oceanic research, more funding is needed to discover and study the ocean's vast, unplumbed resources. PMID:14550029

Colwell, Rita R

2002-11-01

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Engaging teachers, interpreters and emergency management educators in disaster preparedness and EarthScope science through joint professional development workshops (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The same geological forces that form the spectacular beaches and headlands of the Pacific Northwest also threaten lives and infrastructure with earthquakes and tsunamis. A new project called the Cascadia EarthScope, Earthquake, and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP), is helping to mitigate the effects of these potential disasters through collaboration building and professional development for K-12 teachers, park and museum interpreters, and emergency management outreach educators in communities along the Oregon and Washington coast. Tens of thousands of Oregon and Washington residents live within severe earthquake-shaking and tsunami-inundation zones, and millions of tourists visit state and federal parks in these same areas each year. Teachers in the K-12 school systems convey some basics about geological hazards to their students, and park rangers and museum educators likewise engage visitors at their sites. Emergency management educators make regular presentations to local residents about disaster preparedness. CEETEP is strengthening these efforts by providing community-based workshops that bring together all of these professionals to review the basic science of earthquakes and tsunamis, learn about EarthScope and other research efforts that monitor the dynamic Earth in the region, and develop ways to collectively engage students and the general public on the mitigation of coastal geologic hazards. As part of a nationwide effort, the NSF EarthScope Program has been deploying hundreds of seismic, GPS, and other geophysical instruments to measure movement of the Earth's crust and detect earthquakes along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. These instruments provide detail for ongoing research showing that coastal regions are storing energy that will be released in the next great Cascadia earthquake, with the resulting tsunami arriving onshore in 30 minutes or less. CEETEP is helping to convey these cutting-edge findings to coastal educators and fulfill EarthScope's intended broader impact of contributing 'to the mitigation of risks from geological hazards ... and the public's understanding of the dynamic Earth.' Preliminary results from CEETEP's 2013 August and October workshops will be presented.

Pratt-Sitaula, B. A.; Lillie, R. J.; Butler, R. F.; Hunter, N.; Magura, B.; Groom, R.; Hedeen, C. D.; Johnson, J. A.; Ault, C.; Olds, S. E.

2013-12-01

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GLOBE Hydrology Workshop SEIP program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Matt Krigbaum (left), a teacher at Mitchell Elementary in Ann Arbor, Mich., pours water from the Pearl River into a turbidity tube to measure the river's light penetration. Krigbaum, along with Lois Williams, principal at Elizabeth Courville Elementary in Detroit, Mich.; and Carolyn Martin and Arlene Wittmer, teachers at Elizabeth Courville Elementary; conducted the experiment during a GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) hydrology workshop. GLOBE is a worldwide, hands-on science education program in which teachers can become certified to implement the program at their schools after taking hydrology, land cover/biology, atmosphere/climate and soil protocol workshops. Twelve teachers from across the country attended the recent weeklong GLOBE training at SSC, offered through its Educator Resource Center and the NASA Explorer Schools program. All workshops are free and offer continuing education units.

2005-01-01

314

PROGRAM INFORMATION Coupling a Master's degree in Biotechnology with a  

E-print Network

PROGRAM INFORMATION Coupling a Master's degree in Biotechnology with a Master's degree Foundation in Biomedical Sciences, 6c BSC 6436 Introduction to Biotechnology, 3c BCH 6888 Bioinformatics Biotechnology, 3c GMS 6070 Biotechnology and Bioethics, 3c Elective: from Biotechnology Program 3c GMS 7939

Meyers, Steven D.

315

Relevance of chemistry to white biotechnology  

PubMed Central

White biotechnology is a fast emerging area that concerns itself with the use of biotechnological approaches in the production of bulk and fine chemicals, biofuels, and agricultural products. It is a truly multidisciplinary area and further progress depends critically on the role of chemists. This article outlines the emerging contours of white biotechnology and encourages chemists to take up some of the challenges that this area has thrown up. PMID:17880746

Gupta, Munishwar N; Raghava, Smita

2007-01-01

316

Africa-U.S. Higher Education Collaboration Initiative: Empowering African Higher Education for Africa's Transformation. A Discussion Paper for the Africa Region Post-Summit Workshop. Working Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines how higher education can contribute to Africa's transformation, reviews the challenges and priorities for higher education institution building, and introduces a proposed partnership program among African and U.S. higher education institutions to strengthen African higher education. In July of 2007 the National Association of…

National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 2008

2008-01-01

317

International Patent Trends in Biotechnology: Genetic Engineering  

NSF Publications Database

International Patent Trends in Biotechnology: Genetic Engineering (June 18, 1999) This report is ... This report examines international patenting of genetic engineering technologies as a proxy for ...

318

Biotechnology in the Middle School Curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Biotechnology is a fairly new concept for middle school students as well as teachers. If the latest craze of TV shows focused on crime scene investigation events were not so popular, the term and concept might be even obscure to the public. There is an increased presence of biotechnology in our daily surroundings that makes it practical and necessary to introduce the basic concepts in our classrooms today. Help students to understand biotechnology using the DNA Extraction Lab and The Immunoassay Lab, available through The Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Discovery Project.

Campbell, De A.

2007-12-01

319

How Can Tests Be Unfair? A Workshop on Nondiscriminatory Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The packet contains materials for use in a workshop intended to increase educators' sensitivity to possible discriminatory factors in testing instruments and practices. Among the materials are directions for leaders on preparing and running the workshop; 20 booklets entitled "How Can Tests Be Unfair?" for workshop participants; and detailed…

Nazzaro, Jean N.

320

Circling the Wagons: A Defense of Writing Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After decades of use in creative writing programs, the workshop method has come under a recent wave of attacks and criticism. Though revising and enhancing the workshop process is necessary, the writing workshop should remain a tradition in the education of young writers.

James, David

2012-01-01

321

Difficult Educational Contexts. Proceedings of the UNESCO Workshop on the Training of Primary Education Personnel Working in Difficult Educational Contexts (2nd, Northern Territory, Australia, August 14-19, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet presents the proceedings of a workshop on teacher training and support for teachers working in remote rural areas. Participants at the workshop were drawn from a range of tertiary training institutions, government departments, parent groups, and other organizations. Many presentations focussed on Northern Territory case studies,…

Northern Territory Dept. of Education, Darwin (Australia).

322

Biotechnology risks and benefits: Science instructor perspectives and practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Developing scientifically literate students who understand the socially contextualized nature of science and technology is a national focus of science education reform. Understanding teachers' views on this topic is of equal importance. This document focuses on the topic of risks and benefits posed by science and technology as an important topic for which the socially contextualized nature of science and technology readily emerges. Following introduction of a theoretical model and a review of the literature, two research studies are described that examined teachers' perceptions of the risks posed by biotechnology and the role of risk topics in an undergraduate science course. The first research study examines four groups of science educators; pre-service science teachers, in-service science teachers, science graduate teaching assistants, and science professors (n = 91). The participants completed a survey and card sort task to determine their perceptions of the risks of biotechnology. The results show that teacher perceptions were shaped by the risk severity, regulation processes, public acceptance, fear, reciprocal benefits, and whether the applications would impact humans or the environment. Factors determining risk perception included personal worldviews, trust in communicating institutions, and personal experiences with biotechnology. The different types of science teachers were compared and contrasted in light of these factors and the implications of instructor perceptions on science pedagogy are discussed. The second research manuscript describes a case study in which six biology graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) were observed teaching as lesson on the potential risks and benefits of biotechnology. The data sources included classroom observations and semi-structured interviews. Qualitative analysis reveals that GTAs framed the instruction of risk in one of three ways: analytical, focus on perspectives and biases, and promotion of individual reflection. Interview results suggest that GTAs had a much richer understanding of the importance of the teaching of social aspects of science and technology than emerged in their teaching. Results are discussed in the context of the disconnect between the GTA's teaching practice and perspectives.

Gardner, Grant Ean

323

ABT Agricultural Biotechnology College of Agriculture, Food and Environment  

E-print Network

ABT Agricultural Biotechnology College of Agriculture, Food and Environment KEY: # = new course INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY. (1) Anintroductiontobiotechnology:historicalperspectives,currentapplicationsandfuturedirections.Thecoursewillconsistofinformal lectures and interactive discussions led by Biotechnology faculty and visiting professionals. The course

MacAdam, Keith

324

Workshop Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Workshop Physics is an activity-based approach to teaching calculus-based introductory physics in which traditional lectures are replaced by student investigation. Students do experiments in which they make predictions as well as observations and analysis; they perform guided derivations of major concepts; and they use computer tools to develop mathematical models. All the activities and materials needed for a two-semester course are available. Workshop Physics was developed and class-tested by Priscilla Laws of Dickinson College and coworkers.

Laws, Priscilla W.

2009-03-20

325

Strategy Development Workshop for Public Education on Weight and Obesity (Bethesda, Maryland, September 24-25, 1992). Summary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes expert panel presentations and large and small group discussions focused on identifying educational opportunities as part of a public education effort to prevent obesity. Panel 1 reported on the epidemiology of obesity and cardiovascular disease, including obesity in both children and adults. Panel 2 reported on…

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.

326

Food biotechnology: benefits and concerns.  

PubMed

Recent advances in agricultural biotechnology have highlighted the need for experimental evidence and sound scientific judgment to assess the benefits and risks to society. Nutrition scientists and other animal biologists need a balanced understanding of the issues to participate in this assessment. To date most modifications to crop plants have benefited producers. Crops have been engineered to decrease pesticide and herbicide usage, protect against stressors, enhance yields and extend shelf life. Beyond the environmental benefits of decreased pesticide and herbicide application, consumers stand to benefit by development of food crops with increased nutritional value, medicinal properties, enhanced taste and esthetic appeal. There remains concern that these benefits come with a cost to the environment or increased risk to the consumer. Most U.S. consumers are not aware of the extent that genetically modified foods have entered the marketplace. Consumer awareness of biotechnology seems to have increased over the last decade, yet most consumers remain confused over the science. Concern over the impact on the safety of the food supply remains low in the United States, but is substantially elevated in Europe. Before a genetically engineered crop is introduced into commerce it must pass regulatory scrutiny by as many as four different federal regulatory bodies to ensure a safe food supply and minimize the risk to the environment. Key areas for more research are evaluation of the nutritional benefits of new crops, further investigation of the environmental impact, and development of better techniques to identify and track genetically engineered products. PMID:12042463

Falk, Michael C; Chassy, Bruce M; Harlander, Susan K; Hoban, Thomas J; McGloughlin, Martina N; Akhlaghi, Amin R

2002-06-01

327

Biotechnology Curriculum Freshman Exploratory: Electrophoresis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Gel electrophoresis is used in many areas of biotechnology and forensics. It is based on the concept that mixtures of substances can be separated by electrical force. The direction and speed of migration through the field is dependent on several factors. All substances are made of molecules that can be positively charged, negatively charged or neutral. These characteristics can be used to separate molecules when they are placed in a gel that has an electrical field. The gels generally used are made of agarose, a purified version of agar used in making bacterial plates. These gels are a porous material that acts as a molecular sieve through which smaller molecules can move more easily than larger ones. They move toward the opposite charged side of the gel with smaller pieces of DNA moving farther from the well compared to larger pieces. In this activity, students will identify separate molecules in a mixture by exposing them to an electric field, determine the charge and size of a molecule by its movement in a gel, and explain the importance of electrophoresis as a tool in biotechnology. This activity may be downloaded in Microsoft Word Doc file format.

Kurtz, Mary J.

2013-08-06

328

Master's programme in Medical Biotechnology Programme outline  

E-print Network

- and pharmaceutical industry or for further academic studies. The biotechnological and pharmaceutical areas in Sweden gives several opportunities for a career in companies involved in manufacturing of drugs, medical- ground for employment in the biotechnological- and pharmaceutical industries both in sweden

Lagergren, Jens

329

Biotechnology, farm management and local agricultural development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper analyses the potential effects of biotechnology innovations in agriculture, referring to the case of the processed tomato sector in Southern Italy. To date, there are not yet available biotechnology commercial products, but the spreading life-science revolution will soon offer new opportunities also in this sector. After a brief presentation of the current competitive position of the examined industry,

Maria Teresa Gorgitano; Valeria Sodano

330

Biotechnology in petroleum recovery: The microbial EOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology has played a significant role in enhancing crude oil recovery from the depleted oil reservoirs to solve stagnant petroleum production, after a three-stage recovery process employing mechanical, physical and chemical methods. Biotechnologically enhanced oil recovery processes, known as microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR), involve stimulating indigenous reservoir microbes or injecting specially selected consortia of natural bacteria into the reservoir

Ramkrishna Sen

2008-01-01

331

Biotechnology in the pulp and paper industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology implies the technical exploitation of biological processes. One of nature's most important biological processes is the degradation of wood and other lignocellulosic materials to carbon dioxide, water, and humic substances. Consequently, there should be possibilities to apply biotechnology to wood conversion. This article summarizes briefly the knowledge relating to the enzymic degradation of cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin. However, it

K.-E. L. Eriksson

1990-01-01

332

Regulation of animal biotechnology: Research needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Livestock that result from biotechnology have been a part of agricultural science for over 30 years but have not entered the market place as food or fiber. Two biotechnologies are at the forefront as challenges to the world's systems for regulating the market place: animal clones and transgenic animals. Both technologies have come before the Food and Drug Administration in

C REXROADJR; R. D. Green; R. J. Wall

2007-01-01

333

Trends in biotechnology and biosafety in Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology is a Brazilian priority, and has been recognized for its potential to promote sustainable development. The Government recently announced an ambitious program for Science and Technology, which includes strategies to develop modern biotechnology, continuing three decades of public investments on capac- ity building and infrastructure, aimed principally at the development of technologies applied to health, agricul- ture and the

Leda Mendonça-Hagler; Lúcia Souza; Lúcia Aleixo; Leila Oda

2008-01-01

334

FSR0031 BIOTECHNOLOGY and its APPLICATIONS  

E-print Network

What is biotechnology? Contrary to its name, biotechnology is not a single technology. Rather it is a group of technologies that share two (common) characteristics-- working with living cells and their molecules and having a wide range of practice uses that can improve our lives. Biotechnology can be broadly defined as "using organisms or their products for commercial purposes. " As such, (traditional) biotechnology has been practices since he beginning of records history. (It has been used to:) bake bread, brew alcoholic beverages, and breed food crops or domestic animals (2). But recent developments in molecular biology have given biotechnology new meaning, new prominence, and new potential. It is (modern) biotechnology that has captured the attention of the public. Modern biotechnology can have a dramatic effect on the world economy and society (3). One example of modern biotechnology is genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is the process of transferring individual genes between organisms or modifying the genes in an organism to remove or add a desired trait or characteristic. Examples of genetic engineering are described later in this document. Through genetic engineering, genetically modified crops or

unknown authors

335

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Concentration Fall 2013 Biotechnology  

E-print Network

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Concentration ­ Fall 2013 Biotechnology BIOTECHNOLOGY (select one are required): BIOMEDE 500 Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1) (I,II) BIOMEDE 550 Ethics and Enterprise (1) (I): BIOMEDE 464 Inverse Problems (3) (II) CHE 510 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering (3) (II) CHE

Eustice, Ryan

336

What to do in marine biotechnology?  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the symposium “Marine Biotechnology: Basics and Applications”, held 25 February–1 March, 2003 in Matalascañas, Spain, a special brainstorm session was organized. Two questions were addressed: 1, “What is the most desirable development in marine biotechnology”?; 2, “What is the most spectacular development in this field in your ‘wildest’ dreams”?The outcome of this session is reported in this paper. From

Johannes Tramper; Chris Battershill; Willem Brandenburg; Grant Burgess; Russell Hill; Esther Luiten; Werner Müller; Ronald Osinga; Gregory Rorrer; Mario Tredici; Maria Uriz; Phillip Wright; René Wijffels

2003-01-01

337

Philadelphia University Department of Biotechnology and  

E-print Network

Philadelphia University Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Day 1 (26/3/2007) Opening Dr. Raida W.Khalil (9:00-9:05) Head of biotechnology & Genetic Engineering department Pharmaceutical Industry Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences/ Chairman Dr. Amjad Khalil ( 9:30-10:00) Status

338

Open Development: Is the "Open Source" Analogy Relevant to Biotechnology?  

E-print Network

Open Development: Is the "Open Source" Analogy Relevant to Biotechnology? Alan G. Isaac & Walter G to Commercialize Crowding out of Proprietary Innovation Capital Intensity of Biotechnology Regulatory Approval

Lansky, Joshua

339

Adoption of Biotechnology Innovations for Potential Commercialization  

E-print Network

Abstract: The idea of New Agriculture in Malaysia emphasizes on extensive commercialization for using the potentials and applying modern biotechnology. This study tends to pinpoint the influencing factors affecting the level of adoption of biotechnology innovations in Malaysia from the academic viewpoint. Biotechnology researchers from Universiti Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia were identified as the target population. Data collection was done using a researcher-designed questionnaire. The validity was established through a panel of experts and a pilot test. The reliability was measured using Cronbach’s alpha internal consistency test. Multiple linear regressions were conducted to identify the model of the relationship among the variables. Results showed that the level of adoption may be recognized by demand and supply issues. Knowledge, acceptance, fund and cooperation were found to influence the level of adoption of biotechnology innovations from the perspective of university researchers. Some policy recommendations are suggested. Key words: Academic researchers Adoption Biotechnology companies Innovation

unknown authors

340

Fossil energy biotechnology: A research needs assessment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Office of Program Analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy commissioned this study to evaluate and prioritize research needs in fossil energy biotechnology. The objectives were to identify research initiatives in biotechnology that offer timely and strategic options for the more efficient and effective uses of the Nation's fossil resource base, particularly the early identification of new and novel applications of biotechnology for the use or conversion of domestic fossil fuels. Fossil energy biotechnology consists of a number of diverse and distinct technologies, all related by the common denominator -- biocatalysis. The expert panel organized 14 technical subjects into three interrelated biotechnology programs: (1) upgrading the fuel value of fossil fuels; (2) bioconversion of fossil feedstocks and refined products to added value chemicals; and (3) the development of environmental management strategies to minimize and mitigate the release of toxic and hazardous petrochemical wastes.

1993-11-01

341

The US 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In preparation for the Total Solar Eclipse that will span across the United States in 2017, multiple eclipse workshops are being planned to bring together professional and amateur researchers, educators, and imagers. Our ultimate goal with these workshops is to maximize the amount and quality of data we can collect during the eclipse as well as to leverage this exciting event to educate and inspire people of all ages. Part of the workshops will be dedicated to discussing the science that can be learned from observing total solar eclipses, and part of the workshops will be dedicated to strategizing about how to mobilize and prepare communities in the path of totality. In this poster, we will share our preliminary results from the inaugural workshop in Maryland, April 2012.

Arndt, Martina B.; Habbal, S. R.; Wind Sherpas, Solar

2012-05-01

342

NCI Workshop  

Cancer.gov

NCI Workshop Advanced Technologies for Breast Cancer Radiation of Intact Breast Excellent LOCAL CONTROL (95 % at 5 years) achieved with standard dose 50 Gy Whole Breast plus boost to primary site NO NEED to Dose Escalate OARs: Skin, Lung, Heart (Left

343

Progress towards the 'Golden Age' of biotechnology.  

PubMed

Biotechnology uses substances, materials or extracts derived from living cells, employing 22 million Europeans in a € 1.5 Tn endeavour, being the premier global economic growth opportunity this century. Significant advances have been made in red biotechnology using pharmaceutically and medically relevant applications, green biotechnology developing agricultural and environmental tools and white biotechnology serving industrial scale uses, frequently as process feedstocks. Red biotechnology has delivered dramatic improvements in controlling human disease, from antibiotics to overcome bacterial infections to anti-HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals such as azidothymidine (AZT), anti-malarial compounds and novel vaccines saving millions of lives. Green biotechnology has dramatically increased food production through Agrobacterium and biolistic genetic modifications for the development of 'Golden Rice', pathogen resistant crops expressing crystal toxin genes, drought resistance and cold tolerance to extend growth range. The burgeoning area of white biotechnology has delivered bio-plastics, low temperature enzyme detergents and a host of feedstock materials for industrial processes such as modified starches, without which our everyday lives would be much more complex. Biotechnological applications can bridge these categories, by modifying energy crops properties, or analysing circulating nucleic acid elements, bringing benefits for all, through increased food production, supporting climate change adaptation and the low carbon economy, or novel diagnostics impacting on personalized medicine and genetic disease. Cross-cutting technologies such as PCR, novel sequencing tools, bioinformatics, transcriptomics and epigenetics are in the vanguard of biotechnological progress leading to an ever-increasing breadth of applications. Biotechnology will deliver solutions to unimagined problems, providing food security, health and well-being to mankind for centuries to come. PMID:23797042

Gartland, K M A; Bruschi, F; Dundar, M; Gahan, P B; Viola Magni, M p; Akbarova, Y

2013-07-01

344

The Japan-USA-Vietnam Workshop on Research and Education in Systems, Computation, and Control Engineering, May, 1998  

NSF Publications Database

... and Education in Systems, Computation, and Control Engineering, May, 1998 Date: June 23, 1998 The ... Program Director for the Dynamics Systems and Control Program at the National Science Foundation ...

345

Call for Papers Workshop at  

E-print Network

studies of applying formal techniques to component based systems · Educational experience or tactics on using formal (i.e., mathematical) techniques to establish a foundation for the specification of real systems. The workshop will consider formalization of both functional and non-functional behavior

Leavens, Gary T.

346

Play and Culture. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five articles on the interactions of play and culture in early childhood education. The workshop titles are: "Play and Cultural Differences" (Cronin and Jones); "Play in a Classroom of Iu-Mien Children: (Evans); "The Culture of Play: A Personal Perspective" (Jarman); "'But They're Only Playing': Interpreting Play to Parents" (Cooper); and…

Cronin, Sharon; Jones, Elizabeth; Evans, Kathleen; Jarman, Cheryl Greer; Cooper, Renatta M.; Reynolds, Gretchen

1999-01-01

347

Workshops 2013 SFU Publishing Workshops  

E-print Network

.sfu.ca/pubworks simon fraser university Faculty of Communication Art &Technology Digital Media summ 558 Digital understand- ing of the web with a kick- start workshop on HTML 5. summ 575 E-Books in a Day: Parts One and Two August 10 / $225 Can e-books be created simply and cheaply, with- out a huge team

Kavanagh, Karen L.

348

Ergot: from witchcraft to biotechnology.  

PubMed

The ergot diseases of grasses, caused by members of the genus Claviceps, have had a severe impact on human history and agriculture, causing devastating epidemics. However, ergot alkaloids, the toxic components of Claviceps sclerotia, have been used intensively (and misused) as pharmaceutical drugs, and efficient biotechnological processes have been developed for their in vitro production. Molecular genetics has provided detailed insight into the genetic basis of ergot alkaloid biosynthesis and opened up perspectives for the design of new alkaloids and the improvement of production strains; it has also revealed the refined infection strategy of this biotrophic pathogen, opening up the way for better control. Nevertheless, Claviceps remains an important pathogen worldwide, and a source for potential new drugs for central nervous system diseases. PMID:19523108

Haarmann, Thomas; Rolke, Yvonne; Giesbert, Sabine; Tudzynski, Paul

2009-07-01

349

Biotechnological potential of microbial ?-galactosidases.  

PubMed

Abstract The enzyme ?-galactosidase (?-D-galactoside galactohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.22) catalyzes the hydrolysis of ?-1,6-linked galactose residues in oligosaccharides and polymeric galactomannan. The ?-galactosidases are of particular interest in view of their many potential biotechnological and medical applications. These enzymes have found wide use in various industries such as food and feed, sugar and paper and pulp for the removal of raffinose and stachyose. They are also important medically for blood group conversion and in the treatment of Fabry disease. Most of the research on ?-galactosidases has focused on their isolation from various microbial sources. In the last decade, cloning of novel ?-galactosidase genes and their heterologous expression has gained momentum. The present review focuses on the production of ?-galactosidases from bacteria, fungi and yeast, and discusses their properties. Recent progress on cloning and heterologous expression in various hosts is summarized with special emphasis on their application in various fields. PMID:23937250

Katrolia, Priti; Rajashekhara, Eranna; Yan, Qiaojuan; Jiang, Zhengqiang

2014-12-01

350

Vocational Staff Workshops Project (and) Celebrate Great Counseling [Workshop] Addendum. Project Number: 88-0484.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Workshops and related staff development activities designed for vocational education instructors, administrators, career counselors, and support services staff are described in this two-part report. Part I focuses on the Vocational Staff Workshops (VSW) project, indicating that its key objectives were to identify regional in-service training…

Mount San Antonio Community Coll. District, Walnut, CA.

351

Guide for the preparation of proposals for faculty development projects in energy education, 1980. I. Summer workshops: 4-year college, community college, and 2-year postsecondary technical education teachers. II. Summer workshops: high school teachers. III. In-service workshops: elementary teachers  

SciTech Connect

A program announcement to support Faculty Development Projects in Energy is presented. The project supported will include summer or in-service workshops for groups of teachers conducted by the grantee institution and staffed by faculty or others selected for their appropriate expertise. Eligible organizations include any accredited 4-year college, university, community college, or 2-year postsecondary technical institution.

Not Available

1980-01-01

352

A workshop report on promoting HIV/AIDS understanding through a capacity building train-the-trainer educational intervention  

PubMed Central

Nursing educators are frequently confronted with challenges that bring about innovation and transition to new ways of transferring knowledge in their home environments. These challenges are magnified when approached from an international perspective. Optimal implementation of knowledge transfer incorporates choosing models that promote local initiatives in line with increasingly decentralized educational structures. These decentralized models are a means to foster ongoing participation for both educators and students in their own professional development. Innovative education stems from creativity in approaching the need with formats and activities to meet a specific challenge. This experimental study builds upon previous study by the authors which was conducted in March, 2009, based upon the qualitative open focus forum at each of the five nursing programs. Overwhelmingly, the Cameroonian nursing students expressed a keen desire to study the HIV infected pregnant woman and the feeding options of the newborn. The study team developed the train-the-trainer program which was delivered at the University of Buea in the Southwest region of Cameroon in March, 2011. TTT is particularly effective for reaching large audiences and also permits a degree of sustainability such that the Cameroonian students will be trainers for subsequent cohorts of their peers. This study continues to strengthen the collaborative endeavors between the two nursing schools; the University of Buea (UB) and Goldfarb School of Nursing (GSON) at Barnes Jewish College in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The final aim of the intervention was the initiation of collaborative relationships between the faculty members of the two educational organizations. PMID:22187599

Diesel, Holly J; Nsagha, Dickson S; Sab, Clement M; Taliaferro, Donna; Rosenburg, Neal S

2011-01-01

353

The Science and Issues of Human DNA Polymoprhisms: A Training Workshop for High School Biology Teachers  

SciTech Connect

This project achieved its goal of implementing a nationwide training program to introduce high school biology teachers to the key uses and societal implications of human DNA polymorphisms. The 2.5-day workshop introduced high school biology faculty to a laboratory-based unit on human DNA polymorphisms – which provides a uniquely personal perspective on the science and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of the Human Genome Project. As proposed, 12 workshops were conducted at venues across the United States. The workshops were attended by 256 high school faculty, exceeding proposed attendance of 240 by 7%. Each workshop mixed theoretical, laboratory, and computer work with practical and ethical implications. Program participants learned simplified lab techniques for amplifying three types of chromosomal polymorphisms: an Alu insertion (PV92), a VNTR (pMCT118/D1S80), and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the mitochondrial control region. These polymorphisms illustrate the use of DNA variations in disease diagnosis, forensic biology, and identity testing - and provide a starting point for discussing the uses and potential abuses of genetic technology. Participants also learned how to use their Alu and mitochondrial data as an entrée to human population genetics and evolution. Our work to simplify lab techniques for amplifying human DNA polymorphisms in educational settings culminated with the release in 1998 of three Advanced Technology (AT) PCR kits by Carolina Biological Supply Company, the nation’s oldest educational science supplier. The kits use a simple 30-minute method to isolate template DNA from hair sheaths or buccal cells and streamlined PCR chemistry based on Pharmacia Ready-To-Go Beads, which incorporate Taq polymerase, deoxynucleotide triphosphates, and buffer in a freeze-dried pellet. These kits have greatly simplified teacher implementation of human PCR labs, and their use is growing at a rapid pace. Sales of human polymorphism kits by Carolina Biological rose from 700 units in 1999 to 1,132 in 2000 – a 62% increase. Competing kits using the Alu system, and based substantially on our earlier work, are also marketed by Biorad and Edvotek. In parallel with the lab experiments, we developed a suite of database/statistical applications and easy-to-use interfaces that allow students to use their own DNA data to explore human population genetics and to test theories of human evolution. Database searches and statistical analyses are launched from a centralized workspace. Workshop participants were introduced to these and other resources available at the DNALC WWW site (http://vector.cshl.org/bioserver/): 1) Allele Server tests Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and statistically compares PV92 data from world populations. 2) Sequence Server uses DNA sequence data to search Genbank using BLASTN, compare sequences using CLUSTALW, and create phylogenetic trees using PHYLIP. 3) Simulation Server uses a Monte Carlo generator to model the long-term effects of drift, selection, and population bottlenecks. By targeting motivated and innovative biology faculty, we believe that this project offered a cost-effective means to bring high school biology education up-to-the-minute with genomic biology. The workshop reached a target audience of highly professional faculty who have already implemented hands-on labs in molecular genetics and many of whom offer laboratory electives in biotechnology. Many attend professional meetings, develop curriculum, collaborate with scientists, teach faculty workshops, and manage equipment-sharing programs. These individuals are life-long learners, anxious for deeper insight and additional training to further extend their leadership. This contention was supported by data from a mail survey, conducted in February-March 2000 and 2001, of 256 faculty who participated in workshops conducted during the current term of DOE support. Seventy percent of participants responded, providing direct reports on how their teaching behavior had changed since taking the DOE workshop. About nine of t

David. A Micklos

2006-10-30

354

[Workshop for coordinating South Carolina's pre-college systemic initiatives in science and mathematics]. [A Mathematics and Sciences Education Summit  

SciTech Connect

On December 19, 1991, South Carolina's Governor, established the Governor's Mathematics and Sciences Advisory Board (MSAB) to articulate a vision and develop a statewide plan for improving science and mathematics education in South Carolina. The MSAB recognized that systemic change must occur if the achievement levels of students in South Carolina are to improve in a dramatic way. The MSAB holds two fundamental beliefs about systemic change: (1) All the elements of the science and mathematics education system must be working in harmony towards the same vision; and (2) Each element of the system must be held against high standards and progress must be assessed regularly against these standards.

Not Available

1992-01-01

355

Frontiers in biomedical engineering and biotechnology.  

PubMed

The 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB 2013), held in Wuhan on 11–13 October 2013, is an annual conference that aims at providing an opportunity for international and national researchers and practitioners to present the most recent advances and future challenges in the fields of Biomedical Information, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. The papers published by this issue are selected from this conference, which witnesses the frontier in the field of Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, which particularly has helped improving the level of clinical diagnosis in medical work. PMID:24211875

Liu, Feng; Goodarzi, Ali; Wang, Haifeng; Stasiak, Joanna; Sun, Jianbo; Zhou, Yu

2014-01-01

356

Biotechnology in the pulp and paper industry  

SciTech Connect

The document was prepared under contract by the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada for Industry, Science and Technology Canada, on behalf of the National Biotechnology Advisory Committee. The objective of the study was to determine the current status of biotechnology in the pulp and paper industry in Canada, and to provide a basis for public discussion on possible courses of future action in terms of: the awareness of developments in this field and the readiness and prospects for technology transfer; the need for training programs for scientists; the role of industry, as well as universities and government, in promoting biotechnology in the industry; and the regulatory climate.

Bourbonnais, R.; Jurasek, L.; Paice, M.G.

1991-01-01

357

Principles and methods of evolutionary biotechnology.  

PubMed

Evolutionary biotechnology applies the principles of molecular evolution to biotechnology, leading to novel techniques for the creation of biomolecules with a great variety of functions for technical and medical purposes. Several basic principles for the application of evolutionary strategies can be derived from a comprehensive theory of molecular evolution. Prerequisites for evolutionary biotechnology are summarized with respect to the different classes of biomolecules and a few, selected applications are described in detail. Concepts for the technical implementation of evolutionary strategies are presented which allow automatized, high throughput processes. PMID:9362558

Koltermann, A; Kettling, U

1997-06-30

358

Biotechnology in Food Production and Processing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The food processing industry is the oldest and largest industry using biotechnological processes. Further development of food products and processes based on biotechnology depends upon the improvement of existing processes, such as fermentation, immobilized biocatalyst technology, and production of additives and processing aids, as well as the development of new opportunities for food biotechnology. Improvements are needed in the characterization, safety, and quality control of food materials, in processing methods, in waste conversion and utilization processes, and in currently used food microorganism and tissue culture systems. Also needed are fundamental studies of the structure-function relationship of food materials and of the cell physiology and biochemistry of raw materials.

Knorr, Dietrich; Sinskey, Anthony J.

1985-09-01

359

Developments in biotechnological research in Austria  

SciTech Connect

Austria is a small European country with a small number of universities and biotechnological industries, but with great efforts in the implementation of environmental consciousness and corresponding legal standards. This review attempts to describe the biotechnological landscape of Austria, thereby focusing on the highlights in research by industry, universities, and research laboratories, as published during 1990 to early 1995. These will include microbial metabolite (organic acids, antibiotics) and biopolymer (polyhydroxibutyrate, S-layers) production; enzyme (cellulases, hemicellulases, ligninases) technology and biocatalysis; environmental biotechnology; plant breeding and plant protection; mammalian cell products; fermenter design; and bioprocess engineering. 234 refs.

Kubicek, C.P. [Univ. of Technology of Vienna, Wien (Austria)

1996-12-01

360

Workshop Tutorials for Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is a collection of activity-based physics tutorials developed by the University of Sydney Physics Education Research group (SUPER). Designed to be implemented in student-centered cooperative learning environments, the tutorials feature thematic workshops across a broad range of topics for first year physics students. The first volume covers Mechanics, Properties of Matter, and Thermodynamics. The second covers Electromagnetism, Waves (including Optics) and Quantum Mechanics (including Nuclear and Atomic Physics). The third volume describes the hands-on activities for all topics with descriptions of the apparatus and the physics illustrated in each case. Each tutorial is freely accessible in either Word or pdf format.

2008-07-10

361

Please Supply Short Title 1 MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY Volume 34, 2006  

E-print Network

Please Supply Short Title 1 MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY Volume 34, 2006 Job: Molecular Biotechnology Biotechnology 2006 Humana Press Inc. All rights of any nature whatsoever reserved. ISSN: 1073­6085/Online ISSN and insect-resistance #12;Job: Molecular Biotechnology Operator: SV Chapter: Budak/MB06-0022 Date: 6/06 Pub

Yanikoglu, Berrin

362

Data Clustering 1 MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY Volume 31, 2005  

E-print Network

Data Clustering 1 MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY Volume 31, 2005 Job: Molecular Biotechnology Operator: SV Chapter: Karypis/MB05-0033 Date: 6/05 Pub Date: 2005 Revision: 1st Pass REVIEW 1 Molecular Biotechnology algorithms developed over the years, #12;Job: Molecular Biotechnology Operator: SV Chapter: Karypis/MB05

Karypis, George

363

Biotechnology in 2018: How will genetic science and  

E-print Network

Biotechnology in 2018: How will genetic science and technology change the world? ROBERT BAZELL called biotechnology companies, and one in particular, Genentech, on the day of its initial public alone biotechnology) to pay attention. Biotechnology started to become synonymous over the years

Pollack, Robert

364

Training Leaders in Higher Education: A Design for a Professional Development Workshop in the Area of Student Affairs  

Microsoft Academic Search

It appears as though a change has occurred in terms of the way society views leadership. The qualities and skill-sets once thought to be integral to the practice, and the responsibilities assigned to those occupying such positions, have both experienced a transformation over time. These changes, in combination with the fact that many of the individuals working in higher education

Jennifer Robicheau

1999-01-01

365

Major New Movements in Elementary School Music Education: Report on a One-Day Statewide Demonstration-Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The three approaches of Carl Orff, Zoltan Kodaly, and Shinichi Suzuki to early childhood education can be successfully fused to provide a foundation for a total music curriculum from the nursery to secondary school. Basically, Orff suggests that rhythmic patterns should be experienced in children's natural language as they improvise melodies and…

New York State Education Dept., Albany, Bureau of Music Education.

366

Biotechnology for the 21st century, FY 1993  

SciTech Connect

This report outlines the Federal role in biotechnology research and describes the foundation for a coordinated national initiative that will, over the coming years, maximize the effectiveness of the Federal investment in biotechnology research. Specifically, this report: (1) Defines the baseline of programmatic activity and Federal funding in biotechnology research, (2) Highlights ongoing agency programs and new initiatives, (3) Outlines national strategic objectives for biotechnology research, (4) Presents the first interagency Federal biotechnology research budget, and (5) Suggests directions for future efforts. Biotechnology Research Areas include: Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Health, Manufacturing/Bioprocessing, General Foundations, Genome Projects, Marine Biotechnology, Structural Biology, Social Impact Research, and Infrastructure.

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1992-02-01

367

Hands-on, online, and workshop-based K-12 weather and climate education resources from the Center for Multi-scale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The need for improving the representation of cloud processes in climate models has been one of the most important limitations of the reliability of climate-change simulations. Now in its fourth year, the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Multi-scale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP) at Colorado State University (CSU) is addressing this problem through a revolutionary new approach to representing cloud processes on their native scales, including the cloud-scale interaction processes that are active in cloud systems. CMMAP has set ambitious education and human-resource goals to share basic information about the atmosphere, clouds, weather, climate, and modeling with diverse K-12 and public audiences. This is accomplished through collaborations in resource development and dissemination between CMMAP scientists, CSU’s Little Shop of Physics (LSOP) program, and the Windows to the Universe (W2U) program at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Little Shop of Physics develops new hands on science activities demonstrating basic science concepts fundamental to understanding atmospheric characteristics, weather, and climate. Videos capture demonstrations of children completing these activities which are broadcast to school districts and public television programs. CMMAP and LSOP educators and scientists partner in teaching a summer professional development workshops for teachers at CSU with a semester's worth of college-level content on the basic physics of the atmosphere, weather, climate, climate modeling, and climate change, as well as dozens of LSOP inquiry-based activities suitable for use in classrooms. The W2U project complements these efforts by developing and broadly disseminating new CMMAP-related online content pages, animations, interactives, image galleries, scientists’ biographies, and LSOP videos to K-12 and public audiences. Reaching nearly 20 million users annually, W2U is highly valued as a curriculum enhancement resource, because its content is written at three levels in English and Spanish. Links between science topics and literature, art, and mythology enable teachers of English Language Learners, literacy, and the arts to integrate science into their classrooms. In summary, the CMMAP NSF-funded Science and Technology Center has established a highly effective and productive partnership of scientists and educators focused on enhancing public science literacy about weather, climate, and global change. All CMMAP, LSOP, and W2U resources can be accessed online at no cost by the entire atmospheric science K-12 and informal science education community.

Foster, S. Q.; Johnson, R. M.; Randall, D. A.; Denning, A.; Burt, M. A.; Gardiner, L.; Genyuk, J.; Hatheway, B.; Jones, B.; La Grave, M. L.; Russell, R. M.

2009-12-01

368

Substance Abuse Education for Nurse Anesthetists: Differences in Knowledge of Substance Abuse Between Student Nurse Anesthetists Who Have Completed a Substance Abuse Workshop and Those Who Have Not  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine whether student nurse anesthetists who took a substance abuse workshop had more knowledge of substance abuse than those who did not take the workshop. The problem of substance abuse among members of the medical professions has been known for at least a century. However, there are little documentation and few articles that

Gary D. Clark

1996-01-01

369

Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory Department of Biomedical Sciences Laboratory2009 Edition  

E-print Network

Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory · Department of Biomedical Sciences Equine Laboratory2009 Edition Reproduction Education, Clinical Service, and Discovery in Equine Reproduction #12;2 3 4 6 8 9 10 16 Contents The Equine Reproduction Laboratory Magazine is published annually by Colorado

370

Sustainable Aquatic Resources and Biotechnology (SARB)  

E-print Network

Sustainable Aquatic Resources and Biotechnology (SARB) Focus discipline areas: Food technology through interactive learning of sustainable food production in a changing climate Contact: John Noonan Food Law and Policy Project Contact: Christina Pollard CLUSTERS OF EXCELLENCE Sustainable Food Crops

371

Capital project development in biotechnology industry  

E-print Network

The biotechnology industry has experienced fast growth during the first 30 years of its existence but is now reaching a stage of maturity. Companies are being challenged by weak pipelines and patent expirations, as well ...

Kristinsdottir, Asbjorg

2008-01-01

372

Innovation Dynamics and Agricultural Biotechnology in Kenya.  

E-print Network

??abstract__Abstract__ Modern agricultural biotechnology is being flaunted in global policy de-bates as a powerful technology for improving agricultural productivity and food security in Africa. These… (more)

H.S. Odame (Hannington)

2014-01-01

373

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Concentration Fall 2014 Biotechnology  

E-print Network

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Concentration � Fall 2014 Biotechnology Advisor: Michael Mayer, Ph) (II) GENERAL (both courses are required): BIOMEDE 500 Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1) (I Statistical Methods for Biomedical Engineering (3) (II) BIOSTAT 602 Biostatistical Inference (4) (II) BIOSTAT

Eustice, Ryan

374

March 30-31, 2006: Site Coordinators' Opportunity for Research Excellence (SCORE VI) Workshop  

Cancer.gov

Workshop Dates March 30 - 31, 2006 Workshop Site The Bethesda Pooks Hill Marriott 5151 Pooks Hill Road Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Objectives Provide ongoing education and training for site coordinators in the field of chemoprevention research Present

375

Junior Electronics Workshops and Their Questionnaires Reviews  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, a trial to educate electronics for both elementary pupils and junior-high students is reported. A “making your own radio” workshop for elementary kids features a paper-craft resonator made of toilet paper cores and an empty box of tissue papers as well as solder-less main radio circuit. For elder elementary and junior-high pupils, a workshop making a bat detector (an ultra-sonic receiver) is provided to help their summer vacation research. Both workshops are planned to enlarge students wishing to knock the door of electronics. Also, we report questionnaires results for those workshops and follow up research results for bat detector workshop. Those results show that both children and parents long for good experiences on science/electronics materials and these experiences are important for future human resources in scientific fields including analog electronics.

Muto, Cosy; Maruta, Shuichiro; Noyori, Kazumasa; Yanaida, Masashi

376

Kepler Mission IYA Teacher Professional Development Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's Kepler Mission conducted six teacher professional development workshops on the search for Earth-size in the habitable zone of Sun-like stars. The Kepler Mission launched in March, 2009. As a part of International Year of Astronomy 2009, this series of one-day workshops were designed and presented for middle and high school teachers, and science center and planetarium educators prior to and after the launch. The professional development workshops were designed using the best practices and principals from the National Science Education Standards and similar documents. Sharing the outcome of our plans, strategies and formative evaluation results can be of use to other Education and Public Outreach practitioners who plan similar trainings. Each event was supported by a Kepler team scientist, two Education & Public Outreach staff and local hosts. The workshops combined a science content lecture and discussion, making models, kinesthetic activities, and interpretation of transit data. The emphasis was on inquiry-based instruction and supported science education standards in grades 7-12. Participants’ kit included an orrery, optical sensor and software to demonstrate transit detection. The workshop plan, teaching strategies, and lessons learned from evaluation will be discussed. Future events are planned. Kepler's Education and Public Outreach program is jointly conducted by the SETI Institute and Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley in close coordination with the Kepler Mission at NASA Ames Research Center. The IYA Kepler Teacher Professional Development workshops were supported by NASA Grants to the E. DeVore, SETI Institute NAG2-6066 Kepler Education and Public Outreach and NNX08BA74G, IYA Kepler Mission Pre-launch Workshops. Teachers participate in human orrery.

Devore, E. K.; Harman, P.; Gould, A. D.; Koch, D.

2009-12-01

377

An Exploration of High School (12 17 Year Old) Students' Understandings of, and Attitudes Towards Biotechnology Processes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The products of modern biotechnology processes such as genetic engineering, DNA testing and cloning will increasingly impact on society. It is essential that young people have a well-developed scientific understanding of biotechnology and associated processes so that they are able to contribute to public debate and make informed personal decisions. The aim of this study was to examine the development of understandings and attitudes about biotechnology processes as students progress through high school. In a cross-sectional case study, data was obtained from student interviews and written surveys of students aged 12 to 17 years. The results indicate that students' ability to provide a generally accepted definition and examples of biotechnology, cloning and genetically modified foods was relatively poor amongst 12 13 year old students but improved in older students. Most students approved of the use of biotechnology processes involving micro-organisms, plants and humans and disapproved of the use of animals. Overall, 12 13 year old students' attitudes were less favourable than older students regardless of the context. An awareness of the development and range of students' understandings and attitudes may lead to a more appropriate use of biotechnology curriculum materials and thus improved biotechnology education in schools.

Dawson, Vaille

2007-03-01

378

Biotechnology, biofortification, and global health.  

PubMed

Deficiencies of micronutrients such as iron, zinc, and vitamin A afflict over three billion people (more than 50% of the world's population), most of them women, infants, and children in resource-poor families in the developing world. This global crisis in nutritional health is the result of dysfunctional food systems that do not consistently supply enough of these essential nutrients to meet the nutritional requirements of high-risk groups. Deficiencies of micronutrients result in increased morbidity and mortality rates, lost worker productivity, stagnated national development, permanent impairment of cognitive development in infants and children, and large economic costs and suffering to those societies affected. Because agricultural systems are the primary source of all micronutrients for all people, changes in agricultural policies and systems must be made that will ensure consistent and adequate supplies of all essential nutrients to all people. Additionally, the nutrition and health sectors must turn to agricultural interventions as a primary tool in their efforts to eliminate malnutrition from the world if they want to ensure sustainability. Biotechnological advances show great promise for improving the output of bioavailable micronutrients from agricultural systems that feed the poor. This paper reviews some of these opportunities and discusses the questions and concerns that should be raised when these technologies are used to improve the micronutrient status of vast numbers of people who are dependent on staple food crops for their sustenance. Further, important issues surrounding micronutrient bioavailability and plant food factors that affect it are discussed. PMID:16465989

Welch, Ross M

2005-12-01

379

The Science and Issues of Human DNA Polymorphisms: A Training Workshop for High School Biology Teachers  

SciTech Connect

This project achieved its goal of implementing a nationwide training program to introduce high school biology teachers to the key uses and societal implications of human DNA polymorphisms. The 2.5-day workshop introduced high school biology faculty to a laboratory-based unit on human DNA polymorphisms â�� which provides a uniquely personal perspective on the science and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of the Human Genome Project. As proposed, 12 workshops were conducted at venues across the United States. The workshops were attended by 256 high school faculty, exceeding proposed attendance of 240 by 7%. Each workshop mixed theoretical, laboratory, and computer work with practical and ethical implications. Program participants learned simplified lab techniques for amplifying three types of chromosomal polymorphisms: an Alu insertion (PV92), a VNTR (pMCT118/D1S80), and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the mitochondrial control region. These polymorphisms illustrate the use of DNA variations in disease diagnosis, forensic biology, and identity testing - and provide a starting point for discussing the uses and potential abuses of genetic technology. Participants also learned how to use their Alu and mitochondrial data as an entr�©e to human population genetics and evolution. Our work to simplify lab techniques for amplifying human DNA polymorphisms in educational settings culminated with the release in 1998 of three Advanced Technology (AT) PCR kits by Carolina Biological Supply Company, the nationâ��s oldest educational science supplier. The kits use a simple 30-minute method to isolate template DNA from hair sheaths or buccal cells and streamlined PCR chemistry based on Pharmacia Ready-To-Go Beads, which incorporate Taq polymerase, deoxynucleotide triphosphates, and buffer in a freeze-dried pellet. These kits have greatly simplified teacher implementation of human PCR labs, and their use is growing at a rapid pace. Sales of human polymorphism kits by Carolina Biological rose from 700 units in 1999 to 1,132 in 2000 â�� a 62% increase. Competing kits using the Alu system, and based substantially on our earlier work, are also marketed by Biorad and Edvotek. In parallel with the lab experiments, we developed a suite of database/statistical applications and easy-to-use interfaces that allow students to use their own DNA data to explore human population genetics and to test theories of human evolution. Database searches and statistical analyses are launched from a centralized workspace. Workshop participants were introduced to these and other resources available at the DNALC WWW site (http://vector.cshl.org/bioserver/): 1) Allele Server tests Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and statistically compares PV92 data from world populations. 2) Sequence Server uses DNA sequence data to search Genbank using BLASTN, compare sequences using CLUSTALW, and create phylogenetic trees using PHYLIP. 3) Simulation Server uses a Monte Carlo generator to model the long-term effects of drift, selection, and population bottlenecks. By targeting motivated and innovative biology faculty, we believe that this project offered a cost-effective means to bring high school biology education up-to-the-minute with genomic biology. The workshop reached a target audience of highly professional faculty who have already implemented hands-on labs in molecular genetics and many of whom offer laboratory electives in biotechnology. Many attend professional meetings, develop curriculum, collaborate with scientists, teach faculty workshops, and manage equipment-sharing programs. These individuals are life-long learners, anxious for deeper insight and additional training to further extend their leadership. This contention was supported by data from a mail survey, conducted in February-March 2000 and 2001, of 256 faculty who participated in workshops conducted during the current term of DOE support. Seventy percent of participants responded, providing direct reports on how their teaching behavi

David A. Micklos

2006-10-30

380

Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Workshop on Information Assurance, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY,  

E-print Network

curricula at colleges and universities through IA education workshops. This paper describes the most recent with nowhere to turn. Cyber security education is needed to provide a population of individuals who can make population of educators. We describe workshops intended to help educators new to the area of Information

Irvine, Cynthia E.

381

New Developments in Biotechnology: U.S. Investment in Biotechnology. Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the discovery of recombinant DNA in the early 1970s, biotechnology has become an essential tool for many industries. The potential of biotechnology to improve the Nation's health, food supply, and the quality of the environment leads logically to questions of whether current levels of investment in research and development, human resources,…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.

382

Stem cells in pharmaceutical biotechnology.  

PubMed

Multiple populations of stem cells have been indicated to potentially participate in regeneration of injured organs. Especially, embryonic stem cells (ESC) and recently inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPS) receive a marked attention from scientists and clinicians for regenerative medicine because of their high proliferative and differentiation capacities. Despite that ESC and iPS cells are expected to give rise into multiple regenerative applications when their side effects are overcame during appropriate preparation procedures, in fact their most recent application of human ESC may, however, reside in their use as a tool in drug development and disease modeling. This review focuses on the applications of stem cells in pharmaceutical biotechnology. We discuss possible relevance of pluripotent cell stem populations in developing physiological models for any human tissue cell type useful for pharmacological, metabolic and toxicity evaluation necessary in the earliest steps of drug development. The present models applied for preclinical drug testing consist of primary cells or immortalized cell lines that show limitations in terms of accessibility or relevance to their in vivo counterparts. The availability of renewable human cells with functional similarities to their in vivo counterparts is the first landmark for a new generation of cell-based assays. We discuss the approaches for using stem cells as valuable physiological targets of drug activity which may increase the strength of target validation and efficacy potentially resulting in introducing new safer remedies into clinical trials and the marketplace. Moreover, we discuss the possible applications of stem cells for elucidating mechanisms of disease pathogenesis. The knowledge about the mechanisms governing the development and progression of multitude disorders which would come from the cellular models established based on stem cells, may give rise to new therapeutical strategies for such diseases. All together, the applications of various cell types derived from patient specific pluripotent stem cells may lead to targeted drug and cellular therapies for certain individuals. PMID:21902635

Zuba-Surma, Ewa K; Józkowicz, Alicja; Dulak, Józef

2011-11-01

383

Educating Biotechnicians for Future Industry Needs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Educating Biotechnicians for Future Industry Needs conference, held in April, 2008, this document addresses how "to strengthen technician education to meet the needs of the biotechnology industry" specifically in the next five years in the fields of health, medical, agriculture, industrial, and environmental biotechnology, as well as emerging biotechnology areas. The recommendations were agreed upon by conference participants, and include recommendations for curriculum, programs, institutions, partnerships, and marketing. There is a summary of each of the conference panel discussions, and guidance for the next steps needed to successfully educate biotechnology students, at the high school and undergraduate level, for today's and tomorrow's workforce.

2008-10-27

384

Massachusetts Regional Alignment Workshops: Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In April 2008, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) contracted with the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) to facilitate a series of regional workshops and provide technical assistance to strengthen efforts to improve college readiness for all students. This final report summarizes these activities…

Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis; Ward, Terri; Martinez, Mary

2008-01-01

385

Workshop: Teaching Science by Ocean Inquiry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This summer workshop is designed to introduce teachers to ocean and climate related processes that can be used as a vehicle to teach general physical concepts (e.g. density, buoyancy, pressure, heat and temperature, waves), using a variety of hands-on activities. It will foster a network between teachers, scientists and experts in education. The workshop is intended for high school and middle school teachers who teach physics, chemistry, physical science, and/or earth sciences.

386

Assessment of Communicating Science 2013: A Workshop for Graduate Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Effective science communication is imperative for the sharing of scientific ideas, continued funding and support from policy makers, and education of the public. Science graduate students are a prime group to target for communication training, as they will be our future scientists, educators, and EPO professionals. To provide such training, we created Communicating Science 2013, a professional development workshop for STEM graduate students. This workshop taught graduate students from around the nation to effectively communicate science to both their peers and to the public. To learn about graduate students' attitudes toward science communication and establish the workshop's efficacy, we surveyed the participants both before and after the workshop. This assessment probed topics such as communication preparation the participants have already received, how science communication is perceived in their home department, and what participants hoped to gain from the workshop. We describe the workshop and report a few of the assessment results here.

Kohler, S.; Morey, S.; Sanders, N.; ComSciCon 2013 Organizing Committee

2014-07-01

387

Stennis hosts educators  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Steve Culivan, aerospace education specialist at Stennis Space Center, conducts a professional development workshop for fourth- through ninth-grade educators. During the Nov. 4 'Learning with the Stars' workshop, educators spent time learning about different aspects of the universe and enjoying a presentation of Stennis' portable planetarium.

2008-01-01

388

Biotechnological uses of enzymes from psychrophiles  

PubMed Central

Summary The bulk of the Earth's biosphere is cold (e.g. 90% of the ocean's waters are ??5°C), sustaining a broad diversity of microbial life. The permanently cold environments vary from the deep ocean to alpine reaches and to polar regions. Commensurate with the extent and diversity of the ecosystems that harbour psychrophilic life, the functional capacity of the microorganisms that inhabitat the cold biosphere are equally diverse. As a result, indigenous psychrophilic microorganisms provide an enormous natural resource of enzymes that function effectively in the cold, and these cold?adapted enzymes have been targeted for their biotechnological potential. In this review we describe the main properties of enzymes from psychrophiles and describe some of their known biotechnological applications and ways to potentially improve their value for biotechnology. The review also covers the use of metagenomics for enzyme screening, the development of psychrophilic gene expression systems and the use of enzymes for cleaning. PMID:21733127

Cavicchioli, R.; Charlton, T.; Ertan, H.; Omar, S. Mohd; Siddiqui, K. S.; Williams, T. J.

2011-01-01

389

Applications of Protein Hydrolysates in Biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

By definition, protein hydrolysates are the products that are obtained after the hydrolysis of proteins and this can be achieved by enzymes, acid or alkali. This broad definition encompasses all the products of protein hydrolysis - peptides, amino acids and minerals present in the protein and acid/alkali used to adjust pH (Pasupuleti 2006). Protein hydrolysates contain variable side chains depending on the enzymes used. These side chains could be carboxyl, amino, imidazole, sulfhydryl, etc. and they may exert specific physiological roles in animal, microbial, insect and plant cells. This introductory chapter reviews the applications of protein hydrolysates in biotechnology. The word biotechnology is so broad and for the purpose of this book, we define it as a set of technologies such as cell culture technology, bioprocessing technology that includes fermentations, genetic engineering technology, microbiology, and so on. This chapter provides introduction and leads to other chapters on manufacturing and applications of protein hydrolysates in biotechnology.

Pasupuleti, Vijai K.; Holmes, Chris; Demain, Arnold L.

390

Plant biotechnology for food security and bioeconomy.  

PubMed

This year is a special year for plant biotechnology. It was 30 years ago, on January 18 1983, one of the most important dates in the history of plant biotechnology, that three independent groups described Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated genetic transformation at the Miami Winter Symposium, leading to the production of normal, fertile transgenic plants (Bevan et al. in Nature 304:184-187, 1983; Fraley et al. in Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 80:4803-4807, 1983; Herrera-Estrella et al. in EMBO J 2:987-995, 1983; Vasil in Plant Cell Rep 27:1432-1440, 2008). Since then, plant biotechnology has rapidly advanced into a useful and valuable tool and has made a significant impact on crop production, development of a biotech industry and the bio-based economy worldwide. PMID:23860797

Clarke, Jihong Liu; Zhang, Peng

2013-09-01

391

Designing and hosting of biotechnology Gateway  

E-print Network

Gateways give an opportunity to authors/scholars/users for providing an input of information resource through its template, though it is further evaluated and assessed by gateway editors keeping in view the audience and context/content for inclusion into the subject gateways. The accepted resource is then classified, indexed and catalogued. The Internet today contains huge amount of global information. To access the required, specific, relevant, and quality information is not an easy job. The information to be accessed has a definite purpose and theme. This paper explains the need and scope of creating a subject based gateway related to domain specific content such as Biotechnology, Nanotechnology etc. There are several resources coming up for the emerging fields both in open sources and in conventional methods. In the recent decades subject based content collection gateways are increasing around the globe, this paper explains about one such gateway related to Biotechnology. Keywords: Software’s, ejournals, gateways, biotechnology knowledge management. 1.

unknown authors

392

Examining the effects of a DNA fingerprinting workshop on science teachers' professional development and student learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 21st century has become the age of biology with the completion of the human genome project and other milestone discoveries. Recent progress has redefined what it means to be scientifically literate, which is the ultimate goal in science education. "What students should know?" "What needs to be taught?" These questions lead to reformulation of the science curriculum due to the changing nature of scientific knowledge. Molecular biology is increasingly emphasized in the science curriculum along with applications of the latest developments within our daily lives, such as medicine or legal matters. However, many schools and classrooms exclude the latest advances in molecular genetics from science curriculum and even teach biology as a non-laboratory science. Many science educators wonder what can be done to help every child gain meaningful experiences with molecular genetics. Limited content knowledge among teachers due to the changing nature of scientific knowledge, and the rapid discoveries in technology are known to be a part of the problem for teachers, especially for teachers who have been in the workforce for many years. A major aim of professional development is to help teachers cope with the advances in scientific knowledge and provide paths for teachers to continually improve their knowledge and skills. The expectation is that increased knowledge and skills among teachers will be reflected in student achievement. Professional development is typically offered in a variety of formats, from short-term, one-shot workshop approaches to long term courses. The effectiveness of short-term exposures, though, is in many cases is questionable. One of the issues appears to be the gap between the incidence of teachers' attendance at professional development programs and the incidence of implementation in participants' classrooms. This study focuses on this issue by exploring the relationship between teachers' professional development attendance and their implementation behavior. The goal is to understand what factors affect teachers' decision making to implement the new knowledge and skills in their classrooms. For this purpose, the study focuses on the effects of a DNA fingerprinting workshop, which has been developed and is regularly offered by a large Midwestern university in the United States for secondary science teachers and their students through cooperation between the university and a large Midwestern public school district. The workshop focuses on the biotechnology applications of genetics---specifically, use of DNA fingerprinting technology in different areas of social life---while forensic science is emphasized. Results indicate that the teachers' motivation to attend the DNA Fingerprinting professional development workshop was mainly influenced by two variables: (1) the need to improve content knowledge and skills, and (2) requirements associated with current educational policies. Level of content knowledge was also found to be a factor contributing to teachers' motivation to implement the workshop. Concerns related to student maturity and classroom management were also identified as factors influencing teachers' implementation behavior. Evidence that the DNA Fingerprinting workshop can be successfully implemented by classroom teachers was obtained. The DNA fingerprinting workshop was found to be a successful model for packaging professional development experiences for content intensive areas.

Sonmez, Duygu

393

Biotechnology regulation: White House holds the ring.  

PubMed

The dispute among federal agencies over regulation of commercial biotechnology has been addressed in the Federal Register by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which says the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health should continue to oversee biomedical research in this area, while the Environmental Protection Agency should formulate regulatory policies for industry and resolve such issues as when a microorganism constitutes a new chemical substance. OSTP also proposes four new independent expert committees to advise the EPA, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, and the National Science Foundation, and a Biotechnology Science Board to coordinate the work of the committees. PMID:11653580

Beardsley, Tim

1985-01-10

394

Explore the Genetic Frontier: What is Biotechnology?  

E-print Network

seeds to plant for the ne xt y ear? s cr op. In 19 17, the term ?biotechnology? w as giv en to those tech- niques . Such selectiv e br eeding took y e ar s of trial- and-err or e xperimentation. The outcome w a s uncertain because un w anted genes often... w e r e inherited along with the desir ed genes . Plant br eeder s might spend a 30- to 40-y ear car eer trying to r epr oduce one specific tr ait such as essential amino acid content in a plant. T oda y , with ne w biotechnology techniques , the y...

Vestal, Andy; Boecker, Steve; Edelman, Jaime; Gergini, Timm; Hawkins, Carole; Hinnant, Thomas; O'Neill, Kelli

2003-06-24

395

Biotechnology Computing: Information Science for the Era of Molecular Medicine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The evolution from classical genetics to biotechnology, an area of research involving key macromolecules in living cells, is chronicled and the current state of biotechnology is described, noting related advances in computing and clinical medicine. (MSE)

Masys, Daniel R.

1989-01-01

396

What Ideas Do Students Associate with "Biotechnology" and "Genetic Engineering"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the ideas that students aged 16-19 associate with the terms 'biotechnology' and 'genetic engineering'. Indicates that some students see biotechnology as risky whereas genetic engineering was described as ethically wrong. (Author/ASK)

Hill, Ruaraidh; Stanisstreet, Martin; Boyes, Edward

2000-01-01

397

New opportunities revealed by biotechnological explorations of extremophiles  

E-print Network

New opportunities revealed by biotechnological explorations of extremophiles Mircea Podar1 and Anna understanding of biochemistry, biology and evolution. As more new extremophiles are brought into laboratory new opportunities for the biotechnological exploration of extremophiles. Addresses 1 Metagenomica, San

Reysenbach, Anna-Louise

398

Fig. 1 Training within the interdepartmental Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center  

E-print Network

Fig. 1 Training within the interdepartmental Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC). POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING CENTER MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN o Contact Apply Overview Essential Program Features Training Program Activities Mentors (Training

399

The Educational Management Team: A Communication and Decision-Making Group. A Manual for Workshop Leaders. Keys to School Boardsmanship. A Program of Continuing Education for School Board Members.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials in this manual are designed to help workshop leaders prepare for and present three workshops for school board members on the management team concept, the initiation of the management team, and the evaluation of the management team in operation. The manual consists of six sections: an introduction; three sections on planning,…

Jongeward, Ray

400

Workshop introduction  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) has three subprograms that directly reduce the nuclear/radiological threat; Convert (Highly Enriched Uranium), Protect (Facilities), and Remove (Materials). The primary mission of the Off-Site Source Recovery Project (OSRP) falls under the 'Remove' subset. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a venue for joint-technical collaboration between the OSRP and the Nuclear Radiation Safety Service (NRSS). Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace initiative and the Soviet equivalent both promoted the spread of the paradoxical (peaceful and harmful) properties of the atom. The focus of nonproliferation efforts has been rightly dedicated to fissile materials and the threat they pose. Continued emphasis on radioactive materials must also be encouraged. An unquantifiable threat still exists in the prolific quantity of sealed radioactive sources (sources) spread worldwide. It does not appear that the momentum of the evolution in the numerous beneficial applications of radioactive sources will subside in the near future. Numerous expert studies have demonstrated the potentially devastating economic and psychological impacts of terrorist use of a radiological dispersal or emitting device. The development of such a weapon, from the acquisition of the material to the technical knowledge needed to develop and use it, is straightforward. There are many documented accounts worldwide of accidental and purposeful diversions of radioactive materials from regulatory control. The burden of securing sealed sources often falls upon the source owner, who may not have a disposal pathway once the source reaches the end of its useful life. This disposal problem is exacerbated by some source owners not having the resources to safely and compliantly store them. US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) data suggests that, in the US alone, there are tens of thousands of high-activity (IAEA Category I and II) sources in thousands of devices; and there are many more tens of thousands of smaller sources scattered among thousands of other NRC licensees. As a result of the ubiquitous nature and undeterminable number of current and legacy sources, even in developed countries they can be abandoned, disposed of in a haphazard manner, lost, stolen, and/or otherwise fallout of regulatory control. Supply and demand of sources, being market based, is more or less fluid. Normative security of radioactive sources exists, but varies in each country, and is loosely implemented through non-legally binding recommendations and standards provided by International Atomic Energy Agency technical documents and cooperation and through bilateral efforts such as this workshop where we share best-practices with one another. Much of the reason for the difficulty in securing sealed sources rests in the enormous need for their beneficial applications in the medical, industrial, and agricultural sectors. Alternative technologies to replace high-risk sources continue to be explored, but very few of these alternative solutions have reached the development stage for common usage and distribution. The beneficial uses of sources must be allowed to continue; however, to minimize the potential for their misuse, current controls and regulating mechanisms must be constantly evaluated to ensure the benefits gained outweigh potential risks. From a global perspective, an evaluation and modification of requirements over the entire life cycle of sources from their manufacture to their final disposition is required. The proper removal and disposal of vulnerable disused or orphan sources is essential to maintaining a safe operating environment. One of our goals in this workshop is to share our methodologies for recovering sources and learn how they differ or are similar to the challenges faced in recovering, storing, and disposing of sources in the Republic of Georgia . The suggestions we will make are flexible in allowing for the imperfect situations and capabilities we have all encountered in sour

Streeper, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

401

The Children's Television Workshop goes to school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Repackaging existing educational television series to fit the needs of more narrowly defined audiences is a cost-effective way of delivering high-quality educational television into the schools. This article discusses both the technological and program-design barriers to wider use of television in classroom instruction and details the steps that the Children's Television Workshop took to make3-2-1 Contact, its educational television science

Cheryl Gotthelf; Tina Peel

1990-01-01

402

Potential of Biotechnology for the Gulf Region and the Role of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB); Potential of biotechnology for the countries in the Gulf Region (Hydrocarbon microbiology, Agriculture); The role of the ICGEB in supporting research and development program...

1984-01-01

403

Production and employment impacts of new technologies: analysis for biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology is often regarded as a key technology with high potential for far-reaching social, environmental and economic impacts. Among others, the development and diffusion of biotechnology may have considerable economic effects on production and employment. This paper analyzes the economic impacts of different diffusion paths of biotechnology in some major application fields. Bottom-up technology information from literature, expert judgements and

Sven Wydra

2009-01-01

404

Biotechnology as a Competitive Edge for the Finnish Forest Cluster  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we have collected information by interviewing all identified parties within the Finnish forest sector who might have a potential biotechnology connection : university research groups, research institutions, small and medium-sized biotechnology-companies and up to the largest forest companies. The ultimate goal was to assess how resources have been allocated and biotechnologies utilized within the value chain of

Terhi Hakala; Olli Haltia; Raine Hermans; Martti Kulvik; Hanna Nikinmaa; Albert Porcar-Castell; Tiina Pursula

2007-01-01

405

AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND PUBLIC ATTITUDES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The latest European sample survey of public perceptions of biotechnology shows that Europeans continue to support medical applications of biotechnology but have become increasingly opposed to genetically modified (GM) foods. Furthermore, while the cloning of human cells and tissues is supported, the cloning of animals is not. The survey shows considerable differences in public opinion on applications of biotechnology across

George Gaskell

2000-01-01

406

Chemogenomics and biotechnology Arthur Wuster and M. Madan Babu  

E-print Network

Chemogenomics and biotechnology Arthur Wuster and M. Madan Babu Medical Research Council Laboratory molecules and specific proteins aids the development of new biotechnological tools and the identification in biotechnology. Introduction The effects of small molecules on cells were central to the research of Paul Ehrlich

Babu, M. Madan

407

Binghamton University Space Request Form Innovative Technologies Complex Biotechnology Building  

E-print Network

Binghamton University Space Request Form Innovative Technologies Complex ­ Biotechnology Building) Biotechnology Building. The individual researcher or research group leader requesting this space should complete ­ Biotechnology Building Revised:7/29/10 Section II . Check the one that most closely describes how space

Suzuki, Masatsugu

408

Roadmap: Biotechnology Bachelor of Science [AS-BS-BTEC  

E-print Network

Roadmap: Biotechnology ­ Bachelor of Science [AS-BS-BTEC] College of Arts and Sciences Department BTEC 10210 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 CHEM 10061 General Chemistry II 4 Fulfills Kent Core-division) 3 See note 2 on page 2 Summer III: [2-6 Credit Hours] BTEC 40192 Internship in Biotechnology

Khan, Javed I.

409

Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Developmentand Drug Development  

E-print Network

Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Developmentand Drug Development Career Opportunities.careersbiotech.com Copyright © 2007 Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development. All rights reserved. 1 #12-inflammatories www.careersbiotech.com Copyright © 2007 Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development

Puglisi, Joseph

410

MSc Biotechnology UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science  

E-print Network

MSc Biotechnology UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Some of the reasons to study Science focuses on various aspects of Biotechnological application in the fields of Biochemistry will I study? This multi-disciplinary MSc in Biotechnology will provide the theoretical background

411

FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (FABI)'s ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS  

E-print Network

FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (FABI)'s 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) located at the University of Pretoria, celebrated and the growth and development of one of the world's most visible PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY centres. The FABI 10th

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Biotechnology Industry Organization 1201 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 900  

E-print Network

Biotechnology Industry Organization 1201 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 900 Washington DC 20024 Contact, but are manufactured from renewable resources. Recent advances in biotechnology are now making it possible are home to much of the world's leading industrial biotechnology, which enables the creation of a wide

413

Roadmap: Biotechnology -Bachelor of Science College of Arts and Sciences  

E-print Network

Roadmap: Biotechnology - Bachelor of Science AS-BS-BTEC College of Arts and Sciences Department 30140 Cell Biology 4 BTEC 10210 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 CHEM 10061 General Chemistry II 4 4 3 Semester Summer III [2 Credits] BTEC 40192 Internship in Biotechnology or BTEC 40196

Khan, Javed I.

414

The MCBIOS Metric: Regional Collaboration to Monitor Biotechnology's Future  

E-print Network

The MCBIOS Metric: Regional Collaboration to Monitor Biotechnology's Future S. Joginipelli1,2 , M 2 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR Biotechnology is progressing rapidly biology. This presentation gives an overview of a set of future goals for biotechnology, explains the need

Berleant, Daniel

415

DISCUSSION: ECONOMIES OF SCALE AND SCOPE IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH  

E-print Network

DISCUSSION: ECONOMIES OF SCALE AND SCOPE IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH JEREMY D. FOLTZ Evolution in science such as recent develop- ments in agricultural biotechnology creates new challenges and the private sectors. The present exponential growth in agricul- tural biotechnology research in both the pub

Foltz, Jeremy D.

416

Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology: Progress Report Today's Date  

E-print Network

1 Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology: Progress Report Today's Date: Student ID Number (Not your of Biomedical Science Requirement as of 2004. MCB263: Biotechnology Fundamentals and Application. MCB 294/ECH 294: Current Progress in Biotechnology Seminar List ALL quarters (3 quarters needed or 2 quarters w

Ferrara, Katherine W.

417

Roadmap: Biotechnology Bachelor of Science [AS-BS-BTEC  

E-print Network

Roadmap: Biotechnology ­ Bachelor of Science [AS-BS-BTEC] College of Arts and Sciences Department BTEC 10210 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 CHEM 10061 General Chemistry II 4 Fulfills Kent Core: [2-6 Credit Hours] BTEC 40192 Internship in Biotechnology or BTEC 40196 Individual Investigation

Sheridan, Scott

418

In this Issue CeBiTec Symposium: Molecular Biotechnology  

E-print Network

In this Issue 9th CeBiTec Symposium: Molecular Biotechnology 12th Bioinformatics Research of tools and techniques for transcriptome sequencing 3rd CeBiTec Students Academy Synthetic Biology/Biotechnology Miscellaneous Upcoming Events 9th CeBiTec Symposium: Molecular Biotechnology From April 3-4, 2014, the 9th Ce

Moeller, Ralf

419

The Carolina conference on marine biotechnology: Final technical report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes proceedings of a Carolina Conference on Marine Biotechnology held March 24-26, 1985, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This report consists of the responders' summary of each topic discussed. The topics presented were General Prospects for Marine Biotechnology, Bioactive Substances from Marine Organisms, Fundamental Processes in Marine Organisms as Guides for Biotechnology Development, Genetic

Frankenberg

1985-01-01

420

MATE Summer Institutes and Workshops  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) hosts workshops and institutes each summer. The events are intended as professional development activities for college, high school and university faculty. The goals of the summer institutes are to: 1. Create an awareness of ocean activities related to marine research, exploration, and industry; 2. Highlight career opportunities associated with these activities; 3. Promote the teaching of higher-level technical, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills; and 4. Provide opportunities for educators to interact with employers- and vice versa.

2011-09-20

421

Minority Education in Global Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These papers from the World Education Workshop on minority education present the question of minority education in its many guises around the world. Basic objectives of the workshop include bringing together people concerned with the polycultural and international dimensions in the preparation of professional educators, promoting recognition of a…

Snyder, Patricia A., Ed.; Stone, Frank A., Ed.

422

Writing across the Curriculum: Faculty Workshop Practices (1977-1997)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) movement's formative years, programs were launched at hundreds of higher education institutions across North America. WAC programs incorporated workshops as the primary delivery mechanism to introduce participants to WAC pedagogy. To explore how workshops changed teaching practices, this study…

Kaufman, Owen Brian

2010-01-01

423

Production Workshop Project, DPPF: 1971-72 Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Production Workshop Project was designed to promote the educational rehabilitation of selected ninth-grade students. Programs in block-scheduled academic instruction were integrated with vocational training in a Production Workshop setting. The 1971-72 Project activities served a total of 243 students--117 boys and 126 girls. Approximately 68…

Kilbane, Marian; Fleming, Margaret

424

Transgender HIV prevention: implementation and evaluation of a workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

Virtually no HIV prevention education has specifically targeted the transgender commun- ity. To fill this void, a transgender HIV preven- tion workshop was developed, implemented and evaluated. A 4 h workshop, grounded in the Health Belief Model and the Eroticizing Safer Sex approach, combined lectures, videos, a panel, discussion, roleplay and exercises. Evalu- ation using a pre-, post- and follow-up

Walter O. Bockting; B. R. Simon Rosser; Karen Scheltema

1999-01-01

425

Environmental Scanning Workshop (Lansing, Michigan, June 10-11, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents an environmental scanning workshop for administrators in higher education institutions to help them incorporate environmental scanning into their planning and anticipation of future events. In particular, the workshop shows how to establish and sustain a comprehensive environmental scanning system and how to use the…

Morrison, James L.

426

Recommendations from the Workshop: Environment, Ecology and Sustainable Development ICAE 7th World Assembly  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the workshops presented at the 7th International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) Assembly was focused on environment, ecology, and sustainable development. The workshop had participants from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America and the South Pacific. This article presents a list of recommendations from the workshop.

Viezzer, Moema L.

2006-01-01

427

The Nose Knows: Biotechnological Production of Vanillin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Vanillin, the compound responsible for the well-known vanilla aroma, is almost exclusively produced via a chemical process, with only a small fraction extracted from natural sources, namely, the bean of the orchid "Vanilla planifolia". Research is being done towards a green chemistry process to obtain natural vanillin. A model biotechnological

Winter, Remko T.; van Beek, Hugo L.; Fraaije, Marco W.

2012-01-01

428

The Magic Bullet Criticism of Agricultural Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

One common method of criticizing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is to label them as “magic bullets.” However, this criticism, like many in the debate over GMOs, is not very clear. What exactly is the “magic bullet criticism”? What are its origins? What flaw is it pointing out in GM crops and agricultural biotechnology? What is the scope of the criticism?

Dane Scott

2005-01-01

429

Biotechnology and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Throughout human history, technology has proven its ability to contribute to higher material living standards, yet the work of poverty alleviation is far from complete. We believe that in the modern age, biotechnology holds remarkable potential for reducing poverty and its attendant adversities. However, the extent to which this promise is fulfilled will depend as much on institutions as it

Gregory Graff; David Roland-Holst; David Zilberman

2005-01-01

430

Biotechnology and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Throughout human history, technology has proven its ability to contribute to higher material living standards, yet the work of poverty alleviation is far from complete. We believe that in the modern age, biotechnology holds remarkable potential for reducing poverty and its attendant adversities. However, the extent to which this promise is fulfilled will depend as much on institutions as it

Gregory Graff; David Roland Holst; David Zilberman

2010-01-01

431

INTRA Programme B.Sc. Biotechnology  

E-print Network

and purification n Fermentation n Project Engineering n Quality control/assurance n Immunodiagnostics n Animal Diagnostics n Fine Chemicals n Medical n Brewing n Food n Dairy Production n Agricultural n Bulk Chemicals n Evaporation Drying COMMERCIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Communication of Scientific Topics Principles of QA & IP

Humphrys, Mark

432

Patenting biotechnology: ethical and philosophical issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Every week seems to bring a new biotechnology and hopeful predictions of new treatments for disease. The greatest hope is in genetic engineering, using techniques of genetic manipulation to eliminate genetic diseases and create improved crops and farm animals. But some see clouds on this rosy horizon and warn us of dangers that will accompany them. Allowing for-profit companies to

J. H. Fielder

1997-01-01

433

BIOTECHNOLOGY IN CANINE REPRODUCTION: AN UPDATE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canine biotechnology studies are far less developed than in other species. Canine reproduction and gametes have unique characteristics compared to other mammals which makes adaptation of knowledge from other species difficults. Culture media for oocytes with or without serum, hormonal or protein supplementation, and oviductal cells have been used for in vitro maturation. Age and phase of the estrous cycle

C Gobello; Y Corrada

434

Beyond Technocratic Governance: The Case of Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Decision-making processes within the European Union are often held to be technocratic in nature. This article challenges this assumption upon conceptual and empirical grounds. Whilst in the European regulatory field of biotechnology, politicians often seek to define political issues as technical questions and so may successfully evade necessary but time-consuming legislative processes through the means of Comitology; the diverse

Christine Landfried

2002-01-01

435

Department and function: Head, Biotechnology; FAL  

E-print Network

, Use of agricultural animals for biomedical applications, Aspects of somatic cloning Genetic diversity Veterinary University Hannover Positions: 1980-1987: Scientist at the Institute for Animal Science 1987-now: Head of Dept. Biotechnology at the Institute 2008: Head of Institute of Farm Animal Genetics Major

Manstein, Dietmar J.

436

CeBiTec Symposium Molecular Biotechnology  

E-print Network

for biotechnological applications 14:30 Coffee and Cake / Poster Presentation Session II: Biopolymers Chair: Dirk applications 17:30 Coffee break Session III: Protein production Chair: Olaf Kruse 18:00 Karl Friehs (Fermentation Engineering, Bielefeld) Protein production by Escherichia coli 18:30 Thomas Noll (Cell Culture

Moeller, Ralf

437

Biotechnology, fermentation, foods and the future  

SciTech Connect

This article reviews the future of biotechnology in the food industry - the continuing development of methods for controlled fermentation and enzyme reaction, combined with the projected culturing of new and useful organisms through gene-splicing. At present, the largest enzyme market in the food industry is for glucose isomerase to convert glucose to high-fructose corn syrup.

Wesley, P.

1981-02-01

438

The Economics of HOl1icultural Biotechnology  

E-print Network

The Economics of HOl1icultural Biotechnology Julian M. Alston Kent J. Bradford Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes SUMMARY. Technological change has driven economic progress in agIiculture and will continue, Department of Agricultural and Resource Econom- ics, University of California, Davis and Associate Director

Bradford, Kent

439

Health Impact of New Molecular Biotechnology Techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

A characteristic feature of development of science and technology has been the increasing resort to multi-disciplinary strategies in solution of various problems facing mankind . Developing countries need such multi-disciplinary scientific and technological knowledge for development in various sectors. Health sector is an important field in which biotechnology can give answers for various health problems encountered in our daily lives.

Mohammed Abdul-kader Ibrahim

440

Olive fermentation brine: biotechnological potentialities and valorization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Olive fermentation brine causes an important local environmental problem in Mediterranean countries. Valorization is a relatively new concept in the field of industrial residue management, promoting the principle of sustainable development. One of the valorization objectives regarding food processing by-products is the recovery of fine chemicals and the production of value metabolites via chemical and biotechnological processes. In this article,

Imen Fendri; Mohamed Chamkha; Mohamed Bouaziz; Marc Labat; Sami Sayadi; Slim Abdelkafi

2012-01-01

441

Biotechnology at the Cutting Edge - Keasling  

ScienceCinema

Jay Keasling, Berkeley Lab ALD for Biosciences and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, appears in a video on biotechnology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The video is part of en exhibit titled "Science in American Life," which examines the relationship between science, technology, progress and culture through artifacts, historical photographs and multimedia technology.

Keasling, Jay

2013-05-29

442

Biotechnology System Facility: Risk Mitigation on Mir  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA is working with its international partners to develop space vehicles and facilities that will give researchers the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space. As part of this activity, NASA's Biotechnology Cell Science Program (BCSP) at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) is developing a world-class biotechnology laboratory facility for the International Space Station (ISS). This report describes the BCSP, including the role of the BTS. We identify the purpose and objectives of the BTS and a detailed description of BTS facility design and operational concept, BTS facility and experiment-specific hardware, and scientific investigations conducted in the facility. We identify the objectives, methods, and results of risk mitigation investigations of the effects of microgravity and cosmic radiation on the BTS data acquisition and control system. These results may apply to many other space experiments that use commercial, terrestrial-based data acquisition technology. Another focal point is a description of the end-to-end process of integrating and operating biotechnology experiments on a variety of space vehicles. The identification of lessons learned that can be applied to future biotechnology experiments is an overall theme of the report. We include a brief summary of the science results, but this is not the focus of the report. The report provides some discussion on the successful 130-day tissue engineering experiment performed in BTS on Mir and describes a seminal gene array investigation that identified a set of unique genes that are activated in space.

Gonda, Steve R., III; Galloway, Steve R.

2003-01-01

443

Ecological and biotechnological aspects of lichens  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lichens and the partners from three different kingdoms are both taxonomically and physiologically a very diverse group, which makes them interesting from both ecological and biotechnological points of view. A lichen is a mutual ecophysiological innovation in many extreme environments in which symbiosis seems to protect the partners. Lichen’s ability to grow in harsh environments can be advantageous, resulting in

Ilona Oksanen

2006-01-01

444

The Ecological Impacts of Agricultural Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article warns that biotechnology may someday be considered a safe agricultural tool but studies suggest it may have harmful ecological consequences, such as: spreading genetically-engineered genes to indigenous plants, increasing toxicity, which may move through the food chain, disrupting nature's system of pest control, and creating new weeds or virus strains.

Miguel Altieri (University of California at Berkeley;)

2001-02-01

445

Opportunities for energy conservation through biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to identify and quantify potential energy savings available through the development and application of biotechnologies. This information is required in support of ECUT research planning efforts as an aid in identifying promising areas needing further consideration and development. It is also intended as background information for a companion ECUT study being conducted by the National Academy of Science to evaluate the use of bioprocessing methods to conserve energy. Several studies have been conducted recently to assess the status and implications of the development of biotechnology. The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) considered institutional, economic, and scientific problems and barriers. The National Science Foundation sponsored a study to examine regulatory needs for this new and expanding technology. Somewhat in contrast to these studies, this report covers principally the technical issues. It should be emphasized that the practicality of many developments in biotechnology is not evaluated solely on the basis of energy considerations. Bioprocesses must often compete with well-established coal, petroleum, and natural gas technologies. A complete evaluation of the technical, economical, and ecological impacts of the large-scale applications discussed in this report is not possible within the scope of this study. Instead, this report assesses the potential of biotechnology to save energy so that research into all aspects of implementation will be stimulated for those industries with significant energy savings potential. 92 references, 6 figures, 24 tables.

Young, J.K.; Griffin, E.A.; Russell, J.A.

1984-11-01

446

Academic excellence workshops in chemistry and physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the mid-1970's, Uri Treisman, at the University of California, Berkeley, developed an academic excellence workshop program that had important successes in increasing minority student achievement and persistence in calculus. The present dissertation research is an in-depth study of chemistry and physics workshops at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Data for the first, longitudinal component of this study were obtained by tracking to Spring 1998 all workshop minority students, i.e., Latino, African American, and Native American workshop students, a random sample of non-workshop minority students, and a random sample of non-targeted students, i.e., Anglo and Asian students, enrolled in first-quarter General Chemistry or Physics during specific quarters of 1992 or 1993. Data for the second component were obtained by administering questionnaires, conducting interviews, and observing science students during Fall, 1996. Workshop participation was a significant predictor of first-quarter course grade for minority students in both chemistry and physics, while verbal and mathematics Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores were not significant predictors of beginning course grade for minority science students. The lack of predictive ability of the SAT and the importance of workshop participation in minority students' beginning science course performance are results with important implications for educators and students. In comparing pre-college achievement measures for workshop and non-targeted students, non-targeted students' mathematics SAT scores were significantly higher than chemistry and physics workshop students' scores. Nonetheless, workshop participation "leveled the field" as workshop and non-targeted students performed similarly in beginning science courses. Positive impacts of workshop participation on achievement, persistence, efficiency, social integration, and self-confidence support the continued and expanded funding of workshop programs. This research also studied how gender and ethnicity affect attitudes, achievement, and persistence in science courses and mathematics-based majors. College-level females, both minority and non-minority, in science showed no differences from males or were in fact more positive about science than males. However, in interviews, minority females expressed concerns about gender and believed gender to be more important in their science experiences than ethnicity. This research suggests intervention programs to increase the number of females in the science- and technology-based job pipeline can be successful.

Mills, Susan Rose

447

"Boden macht Schule" - a soil awareness workshop for Austrian pupils  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to raise awareness and understanding for the importance of soil, we developed a workshop for schoolchildren between the age of nine and thirteen. The workshop focuses on soil formation, soil functions and soil organisms. Guided by young soil scientist the children can actively explore different soil properties. Key elements are studies and identification of soil animals, small physical experiments and several games followed up with creative tasks. Our aim is to make the workshop an attractive tool for environmental education in public schools and by this to increase the interest in soil and soil protection. This poster gives a short overview of the contents of the workshop "Boden macht Schule"

Foldal, Cecile B.; Aust, Günter; Baumgarten, Andreas; Berthold, Helene; Birli, Barbara; Englisch, Michael; Ferstl, Elsa; Leregger, Florian; Schwarz, Sigrid; Tulipan, Monika

2014-05-01

448

Editorial: from plant biotechnology to bio-based products.  

PubMed

From plant biotechnology to bio-based products - this Special Issue of Biotechnology Journal is dedicated to plant biotechnology and is edited by Prof. Eva Stöger (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria). The Special Issue covers a wide range of topics in plant biotechnology, including metabolic engineering of biosynthesis pathways in plants; taking advantage of the scalability of the plant system for the production of innovative materials; as well as the regulatory challenges and society acceptance of plant biotechnology. PMID:24092669

Stöger, Eva

2013-10-01

449

"This theater workshop was  

E-print Network

"This theater workshop was invaluable! Infused with lots of good energy and spirit as well). For the Theater Guild, Lortz has directed Jesus Christ Superstar, 1776, Shenandoah and Over Here! On campus Lortz MUSiCaL thEatEr WOrkShOP Todd RoBInSon CONDUCtOr Todd Robinson is excited to return to the workshop

Suzuki, Masatsugu

450

Mars Surface Mission Workshop  

E-print Network

Mars Surface Mission Workshop October 4­5, 1997 Lunar and Planetary Institute #12;MARS SURFACE Boulevard Houston TX 77058-1113 LPI Contribution No. 934 #12;ii Mars Surface Mission Workshop Compiled. B. (1998) Mars Surface Mission Workshop, LPI Contribution No. 934, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Rathbun, Julie A.

451

Climate Change Workshop 2007  

E-print Network

1 Climate Change Workshop 2007 Adaptive Management and Resilience Relevant for the Platte River, UNL Climate Change Workshop 2007 · Resilience ·Why it matters · Adaptive Management ·How it helps ·Adaptive Capacity · What it is Overview Climate Change Workshop 2007 "A public Domain, once a velvet carpet

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

452

Developing Materials for Biology Teaching. Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) Report of a Sub-Regional Workshop (Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-12, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purposes of this workshop were to develop teaching and learning materials on certain selected key biology concepts relevant to environmental, genetic, and agricultural aspects, and to develop exemplary training materials on certain teacher competencies relating to laboratory and field techniques. Chapter One reports on the status and…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.

453

Strategic Financial Management for Conferences, Workshops, and Meetings. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series and Jossey-Bass Management Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book shows how to design and implement a strategic financial management system for any organization that plans conferences, workshops, and meetings. It guides the reader through steps in the budgeting and strategic financial management process. Case studies, hints, and guidelines for avoiding the most common mistakes are given, and…

Simerly, Robert G.

454

Space bio-technology in housing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry data obtained from monitoring atmospheric pollutants in Skylab spurred studies of indoor pollutants in terrestrial buildings. Subsequent studies of techniques for removing the pollutants from space habitats have led to building concepts which achieve the same purpose on earth. The Skylab data indicated that the synthesized organic materials used in many modern buildings, furnishings, personal clothing and aerosols add significant amounts of chemicals to the indoor atmosphere. Lowered circulation and ventilation rates to conserve energy have caused trapping of these substances in buildings. Studies of methods for space modules which will use plants and microbes to absorb airborne and wastewater pollutants have defined biotechnology designs which can be applied to remove pollutants from air and wastewater organically. Plant roots trap pollutants from wastewater and leaves readily absorb air pollutants, as well as improve the overall energy efficiency of buildings. Several designs which incorporate biotechnology to enhance both the aesthetics and efficiency of homes and office buildings are illustrated.

Wolverton, B. C.

1986-01-01

455

Biotechnological potential of pectinolytic complexes of fungi.  

PubMed

Plant cell wall-degrading enzymes, such as cellulases, hemicellulases and pectinases, have been extensively studied because of their well documented biotechnological potential, mainly in the food industry. In particular, lytic enzymes from filamentous fungi have been the subject of a vast number of studies due both to their advantages as models for enzyme production and their characteristics. The demand for such enzymes is rapidly increasing, as are the efforts to improve their production and to implement their use in several industrial processes, with the goal of making them more efficient and environment-friendly. The present review focuses mainly on pectinolytic enzymes of filamentous fungi, which are responsible for degradation of pectin, one of the major components of the plant cell wall. Also discussed are the past and current strategies for the production of cell wall-degrading enzymes and their present applications in a number of biotechnological areas. PMID:21246254

Lara-Márquez, Alicia; Zavala-Páramo, María G; López-Romero, Everardo; Camacho, Horacio Cano

2011-05-01

456

Biotechnology/materials: The growing interface  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The biotechnology/materials interaction dates back 3.5 billion years, yet today offers novel challenges for human creativity. The materials cycle practiced by microorganisms is compared to that recently practiced by humans. The processes of the biotechnology materials cycle are biogenesis, bioleaching, biofouling, biocorrosion, biodeterioration, and bioaccumulation. Each process is examined for mechanisms, scale of effect, and opportunity for creative human intervention or utilization. More than 50 of our metallic elements are bio-processed in nature. A like number of biogenic materials have been identified, with some at production rates of trillions of kg per annum (p.a.). Microorganisms can substitute for energy, capital, and labor. Over the eons, microorganisms have gained special attributes that now offer creative humans a new era of partnership in materials processing.

Decker, Raymond F.

1986-01-01

457

Research on orchid biology and biotechnology.  

PubMed

Orchidaceae constitute one of the largest families of angiosperms. They are one of the most ecological and evolutionary significant plants and have successfully colonized almost every habitat on earth. Because of the significance of plant biology, market needs and the current level of breeding technologies, basic research into orchid biology and the application of biotechnology in the orchid industry are continually endearing scientists to orchids in Taiwan. In this introductory review, we give an overview of the research activities in orchid biology and biotechnology, including the status of genomics, transformation technology, flowering regulation, molecular regulatory mechanisms of floral development, scent production and color presentation. This information will provide a broad scope for study of orchid biology and serve as a starting point for uncovering the mysteries of orchid evolution. PMID:21791545

Hsiao, Yu-Yun; Pan, Zhao-Jun; Hsu, Chia-Chi; Yang, Ya-Ping; Hsu, Yi-Chin; Chuang, Yu-Chen; Shih, Hsing-Hui; Chen, Wen-Huei; Tsai, Wen-Chieh; Chen, Hong-Hwa

2011-09-01

458

Meeting Report--NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop  

SciTech Connect

A summary is provided of presentations and discussions from the NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop held September 27-28, 2007, at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Invited speakers were distinguished scientists representing key sectors of the radiation research community. Speakers addressed recent developments in the biomarker and biotechnology fields that may provide new opportunities for health-related assessment of radiation-exposed individuals, including for long-duration space travel. Topics discussed include the space radiation environment, biomarkers of radiation sensitivity and individual susceptibility, molecular signatures of low-dose responses, multivariate analysis of gene expression, biomarkers in biodefense, biomarkers in radiation oncology, biomarkers and triage following large-scale radiological incidents, integrated and multiple biomarker approaches, advances in whole-genome tiling arrays, advances in mass-spectrometry proteomics, radiation biodosimetry for estimation of cancer risk in a rat skin model, and confounding factors. Summary conclusions are provided at the end of the report.

Straume, Tore; Amundson, Sally A,; Blakely, William F.; Burns, Frederic J.; Chen, Allen; Dainiak, Nicholas; Franklin, Stephen; Leary, Julie A.; Loftus, David J.; Morgan, William F.; Pellmar, Terry C.; Stolc, Viktor; Turteltaub, Kenneth W.; Vaughan, Andrew T.; Vijayakumar, Srinivasan; Wyrobek, Andrew J.

2008-05-01

459

[The new Colombian criminal code and biotechnology].  

PubMed

The author describes the process by which new offenses concerning biotechnology have been included in Colombia's Penal Code and discusses some of the more controversial aspects involved. She examines the various stages of the passage of the Bill through Parliament and the modifications undergone. She also provides well-argued criticism of the text, with appropriate reference to Constitutional provisions regarding the rights concerned. PMID:12379983

González de Cancino, Emilssen

2002-01-01

460

Metagenomics, biotechnology with non-culturable microbes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Metagenomics as a new field of research has been developed over the past decade to elucidate the genomes of the non-cultured\\u000a microbes with the goal to better understand global microbial ecology on the one side, and on the other side it has been driven\\u000a by the increasing biotechnological demands for novel enzymes and biomolecules. Since it is well accepted that

Christel Schmeisser; Helen Steele; Wolfgang R. Streit

2007-01-01

461

Ergonomics problems and solutions in biotechnology laboratories  

SciTech Connect

The multi-functional successful ergonomics program currently implemented at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will be presented with special emphasis on recent findings in the Biotechnology laboratory environment. In addition to a discussion of more traditional computer-related repetitive stress injuries and associated statistics, the presentation will cover identification of ergonomic problems in laboratory functions such as pipetting, radiation shielding, and microscope work. Techniques to alleviate symptoms and prevent future injuries will be presented.

Coward, T.W.; Stengel, J.W.; Fellingham-Gilbert, P.

1995-03-01

462

Realizing the promises of marine biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

High-quality research in the field of marine biotechnology is one of the key-factors for successful innovation in exploiting the vast diversity of marine life. However, fascinating scientific research with promising results and claims on promising potential applications (e.g. for pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, (feed-)products for aquaculture and bioremediation solutions) is not the only factor to realise the commercial applications of marine

Esther E. M. Luiten; Ida Akkerman; Albert Koulman; Pauline Kamermans; Hans Reith; Maria J. Barbosa; Detmer Sipkema; René H. Wijffels

2003-01-01

463

Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Workshop on Information Assurance  

E-print Network

curricula at colleges and universities through IA education workshops. This paper describes the most recent security education is needed to provide a population of individuals who can make sound choices for the operation and acquisition of information protection. A prerequisite is an adequate population of educators

464

Aerospace Curriculum: Applied Basic Electricity Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents a technician skills workshop on applied basic electricity. The PDF document includes 148 slides with text and graphics depicting best practices in electric safety. It also includes basic electrical formulas and calculations for reference.

2010-10-19

465

Regional Technology Planning Workshop. Resource Manual, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Technology & Innovations in Education (TIE) workshop was presented on April 24 and 25, 1997, in Denver, CO, to help participants gain a big picture perspective of technology planning and related issues, understand a model for sound, practical technology planning, build capacity for leading a local planning effort, engage in the steps of the…

Technology & Innovations in Education, Rapid City, SD.

466

Biotechnology of temperate fruit trees and grapevines.  

PubMed

Challenges concerning fruit trees and grapevines as long lived woody perennial crops require adapted biotechnological approaches, if solutions are to be found within a reasonable time frame. These challenges are represented by the need for correct identification of genetic resources, with the foreseen use either in conservation or in breeding programmes. Molecular markers provide most accurate information and will be the major solution for questions about plant breeders rights. Providing healthy planting material and rapid detection of newly introduced pathogens by reliable methods involving serological and molecular biological tools will be a future challenge of increases importance, given the fact that plant material travels freely in the entire European Union. But also new breeding goals and transgenic solutions are part of the biotechnological benefits, e.g. resistance against biotic and abiotic stress factors, modified growth habits, modified nutritional properties and altered processing and storage qualities. The successful characterization of transgenic grapevines and stone fruit trees carrying genes of viral origin in different vectors constructed under ecological consideration, will be presented. Beyond technical feasibility, efficiency of resistance, environmental safety and Intellectual Property Rights, also public acceptance needs consideration and has been addressed in a specific project. The molecular determination of internal quality parameters of food can also be addressed by the use of biotechnological tools. Patient independent detection tools for apple allergens have been developed and should allow to compare fruits from different production systems, sites, and genotypes for their content of health threatening compounds. PMID:16175241

Laimer, Margit; Mendonça, Duarte; Maghuly, Fatemeh; Marzban, Gorji; Leopold, Stephan; Khan, Mahmood; Balla, Ildiko; Katinger, Hermann

2005-01-01

467

Methods in Industrial Biotechnology for Chemical Engineers  

E-print Network

In keeping with the definition that biotechnology is really no more than a name given to a set of techniques and processes, the authors apply some set of fuzzy techniques to chemical industry problems such as finding the proper proportion of raw mix to control pollution, to study flow rates, to find out the better quality of products. We use fuzzy control theory, fuzzy neural networks, fuzzy relational equations, genetic algorithms to these problems for solutions. When the solution to the problem can have certain concepts or attributes as indeterminate, the only model that can tackle such a situation is the neutrosophic model. The authors have also used these models in this book to study the use of biotechnology in chemical industries. This book has six chapters. First chapter gives a brief description of biotechnology. Second chapter deals will proper proportion of mix of raw materials in cement industries to minimize pollution using fuzzy control theory. Chapter three gives the method of determination of temperature set point for crude oil in oil refineries. Chapter four studies the flow rates in chemical industries using fuzzy neutral networks. Chapter five gives the method of minimization of waste gas flow in chemical industries using fuzzy linear programming. The final chapter suggests when in these studies indeterminancy is an attribute or concept involved, the notion of neutrosophic methods can be adopted.

W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy; Florentin Smarandache

2008-07-13

468

Developments in geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Disposal of toxic solid waste in an environmentally and economically acceptable way may be in some cases a major impediment to large geothermal development. The major thrust of the R&D effort in this laboratory is to develop low-cost processes for the concentration and removal of toxic materials and metals from geothermal residues. In order to accomplish this, biochemical processes elaborated by certain microorganisms which live in extreme environments have served as models for a biotechnology. It has been shown that 80% or better removal of toxic metals can be achieved at fast rates (e.g., 25 hours or less) at acidic pH and temperatures of about 60{degrees}C. There are several process variables which have to be taken into consideration in the development of such biotechnology. These include reactor size and type, strain of microorganisms, biomass growth, temperature, loading concentrations of residual geothermal sludge, and chemical nature of metal salts present. Recent data generated by the research and development effort associated with the emerging biotechnology will be presented and discussed.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.S.; Jin, J.Z.

1992-09-01

469

Developments in geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Disposal of toxic solid waste in an environmentally and economically acceptable way may be in some cases a major impediment to large geothermal development. The major thrust of the R D effort in this laboratory is to develop low-cost processes for the concentration and removal of toxic materials and metals from geothermal residues. In order to accomplish this, biochemical processes elaborated by certain microorganisms which live in extreme environments have served as models for a biotechnology. It has been shown that 80% or better removal of toxic metals can be achieved at fast rates (e.g., 25 hours or less) at acidic pH and temperatures of about 60{degrees}C. There are several process variables which have to be taken into consideration in the development of such biotechnology. These include reactor size and type, strain of microorganisms, biomass growth, temperature, loading concentrations of residual geothermal sludge, and chemical nature of metal salts present. Recent data generated by the research and development effort associated with the emerging biotechnology will be presented and discussed.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.S.; Jin, J.Z.

1992-01-01

470

The roles of magnesium in biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

This review highlights the important roles played by magnesium in the growth and metabolic functions of microbial and animal cells, and therefore assigns a key role for magnesium ions in biotechnology. The fundamental biochemical and physiological actions of magnesium as a regulatory cation are outlined. Such actions are deemed to be relevant in an applied sense, because Mg[sup 2+] availability in cell culture and fermentation media can dramatically influence growth and metabolism of cells. Manipulation of extracellular and intracellular magnesium ions can thus be envisaged as a relatively simplistic, but nevertheless versatile, means of physiological cell engineering. In addition, biological antagonism between calcium and magnesium at the molecular level may have profound consequences for the optimization of biotechnological processes that exploit cells. In fermentation, for example, it is argued that the efficiency of microbial conversion of substrate to product may be improved by altering Mg:Ca concentration ratios in industrial feedstocks in a way that makes more magnesium available to the cells. With particular respect to yeast-based biotechnologies, magnesium availability is seen as being crucially important in governing central pathways of carbohydrate catabolism, especially ethanolic fermentation. It is proposed that such influences of magnesium ions are expressed at the combined levels of key enzyme activation and cell membrane stabilization. The former ensures optimum flow of substrate to ethanol and the latter acts to protect yeasts from physical and chemical stress. 300 refs.

Walker, G.M. (Univ. of Abertay Dundee (United Kingdom). Dept. of Molecular and Life Sciences)

1994-01-01

471

Human rights in the biotechnology era 1  

PubMed Central

Backgound The concept of Human Rights has become the modern civilising standard to which all should aspire and indeed attain. Discussion In an era characterised by widening disparities in health and human rights across the world and spectacular advances in biotechnology it is necessary to reflect on the extent to which human rights considerations are selectively applied for the benefit of the most privileged people. Attention is drawn particularly to sub-Saharan Africa as a marginalised region at risk of further marginalisation if the power associated with the new biotechnology is not used more wisely than power has been used in the past. To rectify such deficiencies it is proposed that the moral agenda should be broadened and at the very least the concept of rights should be more closely integrated with duties Summary New forms of power being unleashed by biotechnology will have to be harnessed and used with greater wisdom than power has been used in the past. Widening disparities in the world are unlikely to be diminished merely by appealing to human rights. We recommend that a deeper understanding is required of the underlying causes of such disparities and that the moral discourse should be extended beyond human rights language. PMID:11960562

Benatar, Solomon R

2002-01-01

472

International Marine Biotechnology Culture Collection (IMBCC)  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this project is to establish a premier culture collection of tropical marine microorganisms able to generate hydrogen from water or organic substances. Both eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms will serve as the biological reservoir or {open_quotes}library{close_quotes} for other DOE Hydrogen Program contractors, the biohydrogen research community and industry. This project consists of several tasks: (a) transfer of the Mitsui-Miami strains to Hawaii`s International Marine Biotechnology Culture Collection (IMBCC) housed at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI); (b) maintain and distribute Mitsui-Miami strains; (c) characterize key strains by traditional and advanced biotechnological techniques; (d) expand Hawaii`s IMBCC; and (e) establish and operate an information resource (database). The project was initiated only late in the summer of 1995 but progress has been made on all tasks. Of the 161 cyanobacterial strains imported, 147 survived storage and importation and 145 are viable. with most exhibiting growth. Of the 406 strains of other photosynthetic bacteria imported, 392 survived storage and importation and 353 are viable, with many exhibiting growth. This project is linked to cooperative efforts being supported by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) through its Marine Biotechnology Institute (MBI) and Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE).

Zaborsky, O.R.; Baker, K. [Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI (United States)

1996-10-01

473

Building Strong Geoscience Departments Through the Visiting Workshop Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Building Strong Geoscience Departments project focuses on helping geoscience departments adapt and prosper in a changing and challenging environment. From 2005-2009, the project offered workshop programs on topics such as student recruitment, program assessment, preparing students for the workforce, and strengthening geoscience programs. Participants shared their departments' challenges and successes. Building on best practices and most promising strategies from these workshops and on workshop leaders' experiences, from 2009-2011 the project ran a visiting workshop program, bringing workshops to 18 individual departments. Two major strengths of the visiting workshop format are that it engages the entire department in the program, fostering a sense of shared ownership and vision, and that it focuses on each department's unique situation. Departments applied to have a visiting workshop, and the process was highly competitive. Selected departments chose from a list of topics developed through the prior workshops: curriculum and program design, program elements beyond the curriculum, recruiting students, preparing students for the workforce, and program assessment. Two of our workshop leaders worked with each department to customize and deliver the 1-2 day programs on campus. Each workshop incorporated exercises to facilitate active departmental discussions, presentations incorporating concrete examples drawn from the leaders' experience and from the collective experiences of the geoscience community, and action planning to scaffold implementation. All workshops also incorporated information on building departmental consensus and assessing departmental efforts. The Building Strong Geoscience Departments website complements the workshops with extensive examples from the geoscience community. Of the 201 participants in the visiting workshop program, 140 completed an end of workshop evaluation survey with an overall satisfaction rating of 8.8 out of a possible 10 points. Workshops resulted in changes in faculty attitudes and planned changes in programming. Participants wrote that they felt a greater ownership of their curricula and had a deeper understanding of the importance of general education offerings; they recognized a need for improvement; and they recognized a need to communicate the value of the geosciences to their institutions. Planned programmatic changes focused on curriculum revision, program assessment, student recruitment, and interactions with the institutional administration and the public. Leaders noted that the most effective workshops were those where the faculty cancelled all other activities for the duration of the workshop to focus on workshop goals.

Ormand, C. J.; Manduca, C. A.; Macdonald, H.; Bralower, T. J.; Clemens-Knott, D.; Doser, D. I.; Feiss, P. G.; Rhodes, D. D.; Richardson, R. M.; Savina, M. E.

2011-12-01

474

The command of biotechnology and merciful conquest in military opposition.  

PubMed

Biotechnology has an increasingly extensive use for military purposes. With the upcoming age of biotechnology, military operations are depending more on biotechnical methods. Judging from the evolving law of the theory of command, the command of biotechnology is feasible and inevitable. The report discusses some basic characteristics of modern theories of command, as well as the mature possibility of the command theory of military biotechnology. The evolution of the command theory is closely associated with the development of military medicine. This theory is expected to achieve successes in wars in an ultramicro, nonlethal, reversible, and merciful way and will play an important role in biotechnological identification and orientation, defense and attack, and the maintenance of fighting powers and biological monitoring. The command of military biotechnology has not become a part of the virtual military power yet, but it is an exigent strategic task to construct and perfect this theory. PMID:17153559

Guo, Ji-Wei

2006-11-01

475

Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits)  

E-print Network

Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits) The M.P.S.: Biotechnology opportunities in the biotechnology industry. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: BIOTECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (12 needed within the biotechnology field. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: BIOCHEMICAL REGULATORY ENGINEERING

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

476

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits)  

E-print Network

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits) The M.P.S.: Biotechnology opportunities in the biotechnology industry. Post-Baccalaureate Certificates: BIOTECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (12 needed within the biotechnology field. All credits earned in this certificate may be applied

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

477

Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits)  

E-print Network

Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits) The M.P.S.: Biotechnology opportunities in the biotechnology industry. Post-Baccalaureate Certificates: BIOTECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (12 needed within the biotechnology field. BIOCHEMICAL REGULATORY ENGINEERING (12 Credits) This certificate

Adali, Tulay

478

Integration of Population Education in APPEAL. Volume Two: Population Education in Universal Primary Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These lesson plans are the result of two regional workshops sponsored by UNESCO in Indonesia in 1989 and Pakistan in 1991. The workshops focused on the need to introduce population education core messages in the Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL). These prototypes of exemplar instructional materials for primary education,…

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

479

National solar water heater workshop  

SciTech Connect

The National Solar Water Heater Workshop (NSWHW) goal is the widespread and rapid implementation of domestic solar water heating throughout the United States by resolving the educational gap that exists. Each enrolled homeowner builds and installs his/her own personal solar water heater. The two-year program establishes 91 workshop locations, with one in each population center of one million or more persons and at least one in each state. The philosophy was to trigger a ripple effect emanating from each workshop to surrounding locations. Steps of the program include: solar hardware development, testing, certification, and specification; development of instructional materials and methods; an implementation plan involving people with a common objective on a national scale; and follow-up action to resolve problems. Field operations and instructional resources are described. The solar hardware consists of two basic systems, the choice of which depends on a location's climate. They are pumped recirculation freeze protection and anti-freeze protection, each of which is briefly described. (LEW)

Mumma, S.A.; Ashland, M.; Anderson, D.; Brennen, M.; Milnarist, L.

1982-01-01

480

Dining on DNA: An Exploration into Food Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This teaching unit on food biotechnology for college and high school students and teachers is presented by Access Excellence at the National Health Museum. A sample lesson, Welcome to the World of Food Biotechnology, is provided on the page and the whole document can be downloaded as a PDF. Other lessons include Traditional Biotechnology Laboratory: Making Yogurt, Who put DNA in my Salad? and An Exercise in Recombinant DNA.

2006-11-14

481

Evaluation of protein safety in the context of agricultural biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

One component of the safety assessment of agricultural products produced through biotechnology is evaluation of the safety of newly expressed proteins. The ILSI International Food Biotechnology Committee has developed a scientifically based two-tiered, weight-of-evidence strategy to assess the safety of novel proteins used in the context of agricultural biotechnology. Recommendations draw upon knowledge of the biological and chemical characteristics of

Bryan Delaney; James D. Astwood; Helen Cunny; Robin Eichen Conn; Corinne Herouet-Guicheney; Susan MacIntosh; Linda S. Meyer; Laura Privalle; Yong Gao; Joel Mattsson; Marci Levine

2008-01-01

482

The Carolina conference on marine biotechnology: Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes proceedings of a Carolina Conference on Marine Biotechnology held March 24-26, 1985, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This report consists of the responders' summary of each topic discussed. The topics presented were General Prospects for Marine Biotechnology, Bioactive Substances from Marine Organisms, Fundamental Processes in Marine Organisms as Guides for Biotechnology Development, Genetic Manipulation of Potential Use to Mariculture, Organisms Interactions with Marine Surfaces: Marine Glues, and Biomolecular Engineering Materials Applications.

Frankenberg, D.

1985-01-01

483

Safety assessment of foods produced through agricultural biotechnology.  

PubMed

Often the main criticism of foods derived from biotechnology is concerns about food safety. Whereas most present-day biotechnology-derived foods are approximately 99% similar to their non-biotechnology counterparts, the scientific community must ensure the safety of the novel aspects of these foods. The three phases of safety assessment are discussed and the concept of substantial equivalence is explained. PMID:12908745

Taylor, Steve L

2003-06-01

484

Teacher Workshops in the US: Goals, Best Practices and Impact  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The goal of the workshop is to educate the teachers on a few focused topics so that they can transfer the knowledge they gain to their students. We will recruit scientists who are attending the meeting to participate in the workshops and will also pair the teachers with scientists in the field who can serve as a resource for the teacher and their class throughout the school year. The scientists can answer questions the teachers may have, be available to do video lectures or interactive question and answer sessions over skype, and work with the teachers to develop hands-on classroom activities. We will partner closely with EPO professionals in NASA's Science Mission Directorate to ensure that best practices for the workshops are employed, including ensuring that the workshop and workshop materials are designed within the framework of the state standards, surveying participating teachers before the workshops about their needs and goals, assessing the participants pre-workshop knowledge, and engaging participants as learners during the workshop [1]. The impact of the workshop will be increased by providing the teachers and students with a scientist who will serve as a long-term resource. We will maintain contact with the teachers after the workshop to ensure that the scientists are still actively engaged in their classroom and to collect feedback. References [1] Shupla C, et al. (2011) Lessons Learned: Best Practices in Educator Workshops. 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, no. 2828. EPSC Abstracts Vol. 6, EPSC-DPS2011-1775, 2011 EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 c Author(s) 2011

Hörst, S. M.

2011-10-01

485

Lunar Commercialization Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation describes the goals and rules of the workshop on Lunar Commercialization. The goal of the workshop is to explore the viability of using public-private partnerships to open the new space frontier. The bulk of the workshop was a team competition to create a innovative business plan for the commercialization of the moon. The public private partnership concept is reviewed, and the open architecture as an infrastructure for potential external cooperation. Some possible lunar commercialization elements are reviewed.

Martin, Gary L.

2008-01-01

486

Innovative confinement concepts workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop occurred in California during the week preceding the Second Symposium on Current Trends in International Fusion Research. An informal report was made to the Second Symposium. A summary of the Workshop concluded that some very promising ideas were presented, that innovative concept development is a central element of the restructured US DOE. Fusion Energy Sciences program, and that the Workshop should promote real scientific progress in fusion.

Kirkpatrick, R.C.

1998-06-01

487

I Do and I Understand (Glen Helen Workshop: April 29-May 1, 1971).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the teacher workshop conducted at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center at Yellow Springs, Ohio, oral language techniques, Mexican American culture, and outdoor education were given high priority in training teachers to serve migrant children effectively. Four of the workshop presentations have been adapted for this publication. One of…

Pinson, Rosie Barajas; And Others

488

Communication Factors Affecting African Policymakers' Decisions about Agricultural Biotechnology  

E-print Network

level, occupation, geographic location); worldviews and values (moral values, labeling, regulation, consumers' rights, willingness to pay); information sources (interpersonal, print, and electronic forms); understanding of agricultural biotechnology...

Begashaw, Belay Ejigu

2010-10-12

489

BIOTECHNOLOGICALLY RELEVANT ENZYMES AND PROTEINS Cloning, characterization, and mutational analysis  

E-print Network

BIOTECHNOLOGICALLY RELEVANT ENZYMES AND PROTEINS Cloning, characterization, and mutational analysis.1.1.12) from Neurospora crassa was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli and purified to homogeneity

Zhao, Huimin

490

Building the BIKE: Development and Testing of the Biotechnology Instrument for Knowledge Elicitation (BIKE)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Identifying students' conceptual scientific understanding is difficult if the appropriate tools are not available for educators. Concept inventories have become a popular tool to assess student understanding; however, traditionally, they are multiple choice tests. International science education standard documents advocate that assessments should be reform based, contain diverse question types, and should align with instructional approaches. To date, no instrument of this type targeting student conceptions in biotechnology has been developed. We report here the development, testing, and validation of a 35-item Biotechnology Instrument for Knowledge Elicitation (BIKE) that includes a mix of question types. The BIKE was designed to elicit student thinking and a variety of conceptual understandings, as opposed to testing closed-ended responses. The design phase contained nine steps including a literature search for content, student interviews, a pilot test, as well as expert review. Data from 175 students over two semesters, including 16 student interviews and six expert reviewers (professors from six different institutions), were used to validate the instrument. Cronbach's alpha on the pre/posttest was 0.664 and 0.668, respectively, indicating the BIKE has internal consistency. Cohen's kappa for inter-rater reliability among the 6,525 total items was 0.684 indicating substantial agreement among scorers. Item analysis demonstrated that the items were challenging, there was discrimination among the individual items, and there was alignment with research-based design principles for construct validity. This study provides a reliable and valid conceptual understanding instrument in the understudied area of biotechnology.

Witzig, Stephen B.; Rebello, Carina M.; Siegel, Marcelle A.; Freyermuth, Sharyn K.; Izci, Kemal; McClure, Bruce

2014-10-01

491

Preventing School Failure: The Relationship between Preschool and Primary Education. Proceedings of a Workshop on Preschool Research (Bogota, Colombia, May 26-29, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume consists mainly of presentations made at a seminar held in 1981 in Bogota, Colombia, on the relation between preschool education and early childhood education. The seminar brought together educational researchers from many regions of the world as well as specialists in several different disciplines. Encompassing nine investigations…

International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).

492

Biotechnology: impact on biological warfare and biodefense.  

PubMed

Advances in biological research likely will permit development of a new class of advanced biological warfare (ABW) agents engineered to elicit novel effects. In addition, biotechnology will have applications supporting ABW weaponization, dissemination, and delivery. Such new agents and delivery systems would provide a variety of new use options, expanding the BW paradigm. Although ABW agents will not replace threats posed by traditional biological agents such as Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) and Variola (smallpox), they will necessitate novel approaches to counterproliferation, detection, medical countermeasures, and attribution. PMID:15040194

Petro, James B; Plasse, Theodore R; McNulty, Jack A

2003-01-01

493

Intellectual property and biotechnology: the European debate.  

PubMed

The European patent system allows for the introduction of moral issues into decisions about the granting of patents. This feature has greatly impacted European debates about the patenting of biotechnology. This essay explores the European experience, in both the European Union and the European Patent Organization. It argues that there has been great confusion surrounding these issues primarily because the Europeans have not developed a general theory about when exclusion from patentability is the best social mechanism for dealing with morally offensive technologies. PMID:18018994

Brody, Baruch

2007-06-01

494

The gene business. Who should control biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

This book discusses about the big business of genetic engineering. The author argues that the questions raised by biotechnology should be decided on ethical grounds and in terms of the public good; whereas the corporations that have sprung up to manufacture and market these man-made organisms will decide them solely in terms of profit. He examines affected (and threatened) areas such as agriculture (new crops, animal breeding); chemistry (new fuels); and pharmacology (interferon, artificial insulin); naming names and including the corporations, drug companies and scientists engaged in this enterprise, no less revolutionary than nuclear power.

Yoxen, E.

1984-01-01

495

BTI Undergraduate Fellows Biotechnology, biofuels, synthetic ecology summer research fellowships for undergraduates at  

E-print Network

BTI Undergraduate Fellows Biotechnology, biofuels, synthetic ecology summer research fellowships for undergraduates at the University of Minnesota's Biotechnology Institute. Summer research fellowships available of a faculty mentor in the Biotechnology Institute. The fellowship includes special activities for professional

Weiblen, George D

496

BTI undergraduate fellows Biotechnology, biofuels, synthetic ecology summer research fellowships for  

E-print Network

BTI undergraduate fellows Biotechnology, biofuels, synthetic ecology summer research fellowships for undergraduates at the University of Minnesota's Biotechnology Institute. Summer research fellowships available of a faculty mentor in the Biotechnology Institute. The fellowship includes special activities for professional

Amin, S. Massoud

497

WORKSHOP ON DISORDERED MATERIALS  

E-print Network

REPORT ON WORKSHOP ON DISORDERED MATERIALS LONG WAVELENGTH TARGET STATION SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE;1. PROGRAM WORKSHOP ON DISORDERED MATERIALS LONG WAVELENGTH TARGET STATION SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE:40 Javier Bermejo Dynamics of structurally disordered matter: Challenges for next-generation cold neutron

Glyde, Henry R.

498

(Acid rain workshop)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The traveler presented a paper entitled Susceptibility of Asian Ecosystems to Soil-Mediated Acid Rain Damage'' at the Second Workshop on Acid Rain in Asia. The workshop was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand), Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Illinois), and Resource Management Associates (Madison, Wisconsin) and was sponsored by the US Department of Energy, the United Nations Environment

1990-01-01

499

Warehouse Sanitation Workshop Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop handbook contains information and reference materials on proper food warehouse sanitation. The materials have been used at Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food warehouse sanitation workshops, and are selected by the FDA for use by food warehouse operators and for training warehouse sanitation employees. The handbook is divided…

Food and Drug Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC.

500

Sensors Workshop summary report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A review of the efforts of three workshops is presented. The presentation describes those technological developments that would contribute most to sensor subsystem optimization and improvement of NASA's data acquisition capabilities, and summarizes the recommendations of the sensor technology panels from the most recent workshops.

1977-01-01