Sample records for biotechnology education workshop

  1. Biotechnology: Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Airozo, Diana; Warmbrodt, Robert D.

    Biotechnology is the latest in a series of technological innovations that have revolutionized the fields of agriculture and the health sciences; however, there are concerns with this technology. This document is designed to help foster dialogue with emphasis on education and the development of a public understanding of the principals involved in…

  2. Biotechnology Education and Training Sequence Investment (BETSI)

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    Biotechnology Education and Training Sequence Investment (BETSI) is a NSF (National Science Foundation)-ATE (Advanced Technological Education) funded project which is designed to educate students from three area high schools in biotechnology and recruit them into the Southwestern College Biotechnology Program. At Southwestern College, biotech students have the choice of three tracks: certificate, associate degree, or transfer track. Through summer workshops, high school biology teachers and selected students will work through new curriculum designed for high school science courses, practice strategies and use new equipment. The website includes an about section to learn more about the project, pdf procedures and powerpoint lectures for each day of the summer workshops, classroom activities including lab procedures, lab results and lab videos, and more information on faculty members involved.

  3. Teachers' Concerns About Biotechnology Education

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    Borgerding, Lisa A.; Sadler, Troy D.; Koroly, Mary Jo

    2013-04-01

    The impacts of biotechnology are found in nearly all sectors of society from health care and food products to environmental issues and energy sources. Despite the significance of biotechnology within the sciences, it has not become a prominent trend in science education. In this study, we seek to more fully identify biology teachers' concerns about biotechnology instruction and their reported practices. Consistent with the Stages of Concern framework as modified by Hord et al., we investigated teachers' awareness, informational, personal, management, consequences, collaboration, and refocusing concerns about biotechnology teaching by employing a qualitative design that allowed for the emergence of teachers' ideas. Twenty high school life science teachers attending a biotechnology institute were interviewed using an interview protocol specifically designed to target various Stages of Concern. Although the Stages of Concern framework guided the development of interview questions in order to target a wide range of concerns, data analysis employed a grounded theory approach wherein patterns emerged from teachers' own words and were constantly compared with each other to generate larger themes. Our results have potential to provide guidance for professional development providers and curriculum developers committed to supporting initial implementation of biotechnology education. Recommendations include supporting teacher development of biotechnology content knowledge; promoting strategies for obtaining, storing and managing biotechnology equipment and materials; providing opportunities for peer teaching as a means of building teacher confidence; and highlighting career opportunities in biotechnology and the intersections of biotechnology and everyday life.

  4. Teachers' Concerns about Biotechnology Education

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    Borgerding, Lisa A.; Sadler, Troy D.; Koroly, Mary Jo

    2013-01-01

    The impacts of biotechnology are found in nearly all sectors of society from health care and food products to environmental issues and energy sources. Despite the significance of biotechnology within the sciences, it has not become a prominent trend in science education. In this study, we seek to more fully identify biology teachers' concerns…

  5. The Impact of Biotechnology upon Pharmacy Education.

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    Speedie, Marilyn K.

    1990-01-01

    Biotechnology is defined, and its impact on pharmacy practice, the professional curriculum (clinical pharmacy, pharmacy administration, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, basic sciences, and continuing education), research in pharmacy schools, and graduate education are discussed. Resulting faculty, library, and research resource…

  6. Nanofabrication Workshop for Educators and Industry

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    These workshops explore the world of nanotechnology and are offered several times per year by the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU). Participants learn about the growing applications of nanotechnology in many industries including the biotechnology, MEMS, optoelectronics, chemical, and nano-electronics industries. The fundamentals of nanofabrication processes and tools are covered and practiced through processing labs in the class 10 cleanrooms of the Penn State Nanofabrication Facility. Each workshop runs three days with the time broken down into daily morning lectures by nationally recognized Penn State researchers and engineering staff, and afternoon lab sessions in nanofabrication. The intended audiences for these workshops are high school and college educators, administrators, guidance counselors, career counselors, etc. A previous knowledge of micro or nanotechnology is not required. A sample workshop agenda is available on the website.

  7. Disclosing Biology Teachers' Beliefs about Biotechnology and Biotechnology Education

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    Fonseca, Maria Joao; Costa, Patricio; Lencastre, Leonor; Tavares, Fernando

    2012-01-01

    Teachers have been shown to frequently avoid addressing biotechnology topics. Aiming to understand the extent to which teachers' scarce engagement in biotechnology teaching is influenced by their beliefs and/or by extrinsic constraints, such as practical limitations, this study evaluates biology teachers' beliefs about biotechnology and…

  8. The Biotechnology Institute

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    The Biotechnology Institute

    This site is the home page for The Biotechnology Institute, a national nonprofit organization focusing on education and research about the present and future impact of biotechnology. The site provides a menu of links containing the headings: about us, teacher resources, your world, institute conferences, and news and resources. The "teacher resources" heading provides biotechnology-related links, workshops and programs, career profiles in biotechnology, and classroom activities. The site also provides a link to its biotechnology publication for 7th to 12th grade called "Your World, Biotechnology and You." Teacher subscriptions, downloadable PDF versions of issues, and teacher guides for the biotechnology magazine are provided on site.

  9. The Effect of Biotechnology Education on Australian High School Students' Understandings and Attitudes about Biotechnology Processes

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    Dawson, Vaille; Soames, Christina

    2006-01-01

    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…

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

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    Lagergren, Jens

    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

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

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    Dawson, Vaille; Soames, Christina

    2006-11-01

    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 Year 10 biotechnology courses conducted in three Western Australian high schools. The results indicate that after completing a biotechnology course students’ understanding increased but their attitudes remained constant with the exception of their views about human uses of gene technology. The findings of this study have ramifications for the design and implementation of biotechnology education courses in high schools.

  12. Education resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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    Cooper, Peter S; Lipshultz, Dawn; Matten, Wayne T; McGinnis, Scott D; Pechous, Steven; Romiti, Monica L; Tao, Tao; Valjavec-Gratian, Majda; Sayers, Eric W

    2010-11-01

    The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) hosts 39 literature and molecular biology databases containing almost half a billion records. As the complexity of these data and associated resources and tools continues to expand, so does the need for educational resources to help investigators, clinicians, information specialists and the general public make use of the wealth of public data available at the NCBI. This review describes the educational resources available at NCBI via the NCBI Education page (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Education/). These resources include materials designed for new users, such as About NCBI and the NCBI Guide, as well as documentation, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and writings on the NCBI Bookshelf such as the NCBI Help Manual and the NCBI Handbook. NCBI also provides teaching materials such as tutorials, problem sets and educational tools such as the Amino Acid Explorer, PSSM Viewer and Ebot. NCBI also offers training programs including the Discovery Workshops, webinars and tutorials at conferences. To help users keep up-to-date, NCBI produces the online NCBI News and offers RSS feeds and mailing lists, along with a presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. PMID:20570844

  13. National Educators' Workshop: Update 1996

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1997-01-01

    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.

  14. Report on the EU-US Environmental Biotechnology Workshop on Microbial Community Dynamics: Cooperation and Competition

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    Wall, Judy D. [University of Missouri-Columbia

    2013-07-01

    The Workshop on Microbial Community Dynamics: Cooperation and Competition to be held in the fall of 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is an initiative of the Environmental Biotechnology Working Group of the EU-US Taskforce on Biotechnology Research, a cooperative program between the European Commission and the United States of America. The activities of the Environmental Biotechnology Working Group have as their goals to provide a forum for early career scientists from the US and EU to meet, to learn cutting edge research in the area of microbial biotechnology from world experts and to set the groundwork for future cooperation and collaboration. Workshop topics will address fundamental physiology and genetics of microbial communities that will contribute to advances in bioremediation, bioenergy conversion and carbon sequestration. Senior scientist participants will be world renowned experts who will present the current status of their fields and forecast research challenges and opportunities. It is a goal of the Environmental Biotechnology Working Group to facilitate the formation of direct collaborations among US and European scientists in programs of mutual interest and benefit. Therefore, the workshop will also provide an opportunity for members of the Working Group and attendees to identify areas where advancement is necessary and plan the steps necessary for realizing future research collaborations. In addition, time will be provided for mentoring of the early career scientists by the senior scientists on an individual basis.

  15. [Education on biosafety and bioethics: necessary articulation in biotechnology].

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    Bonis, Marcos De; Costa, Marco Antonio Ferreira da

    2009-01-01

    Science education has been discussed in some segments of the society and, international organizations have encouraged nations to invest in this strategic area. In this context, education in bioethics and biosafety explores a rich content on prevention, standards and ethical principles which serve to guide the paths track by biotechnology. The recovery of bioethics and biosafety, as part of an educational policy scientific, effective and consistent, can stimulate the formation of individuals with a scientific and citizen awareness, in a position to participate on ethical and technological issues produced by biotechnology. PMID:20069178

  16. Educational Biotechnology and a Search for Moral Opposition to It.

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    Nichols, Randall G.

    This paper argues that several aspects of educational technology, especially educational biotechnology (EBT), are harmful to people and the environment, and will eventually lead to harms that far out-weigh any purported advantages of the technology, and that this is morally unacceptable. (EBT is characterized as the study and application of…

  17. EUROGRAPHICS -ACM SIGGRAPH Workshop Computer Graphics Education

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    Mirmehdi, Majid

    CGE02 EUROGRAPHICS - ACM SIGGRAPH Workshop on Computer Graphics Education 6-7 July 2002, Bristol/SIGGRAPH Workshop on Computer Graphics Education Workshop chairs: Alan Chalmers (UK), S. Cunningham (US;Alphabetical Index of Papers A Student Team Research Project Approach to the 2nd Course in Computer Graphics

  18. Biotechnology Education in India: An Overview

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    Joshi, Kirti; Mehra, Kavita; Govil, Suman; Singh, Nitu

    2013-01-01

    Among the developing countries, India is one of those that recognises the importance of biotechnology. The trajectory of different policies being formulated over time is proof that the government is progressing towards achieving self-sufficiency. However, to cater to the ever-growing biotech industry, skilled manpower is required. This article…

  19. Biotechnology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van Vranken, Nancy S., Ed.

    1987-01-01

    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,…

  20. The Benefits of Using Authentic Inquiry within Biotechnology Education

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    Hanegan, Nikki; Bigler, Amber

    2010-01-01

    A broad continuum exists to describe the structure of inquiry lessons (Hanegan, Friden, & Nelson, 2009). Most teachers have heard inquiry described from a range of simple questioning to completely student-designed scientific studies (Chinn & Malhotra, 2002). Biotechnology education often uses a variety of inquiries from cookbook laboratory…

  1. Photobioreactor: Biotechnology for the Technology Education Classroom.

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    Dunham, Trey; Wells, John; White, Karissa

    2002-01-01

    Describes a problem scenario involving photobioreactors and presents materials and resources, student project activities, and teaching and evaluation methods for use in the technology education classroom. (Contains 14 references.) (SK)

  2. Short and Long-Term Impacts of Biotechnology Education on Professionals Who Communicate Science to the Public

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    Fritz, Susan M.; Ward, Sarah M.; Byrne, Pat F.; Namuth, Deana M.; Egger, Valerie A.

    2004-01-01

    Consumer acceptance or rejection of biotechnology is often shaped by information prepared by communicators with varying levels of scientific knowledge, awareness, and acceptance. This study compared the prior, post-workshop, and sustained (1 year) biotechnology awareness, acceptance, and attitudes of professionals who communicate biotechnology to…

  3. Undergraduate Chemistry Education: A Workshop Summary

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    Sawyer, Keegan; Alper, Joe

    2014-01-01

    "Undergraduate Chemistry Education" is the summary of a workshop convened in May 2013 by the Chemical Science Roundtable of the National Research Council to explore the current state of undergraduate chemistry education. Research and innovation in undergraduate chemistry education has been done for many years, and one goal of this…

  4. Biotechnology: Education and Training. Special Reference Briefs Series No. SRB 96-08.

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    Dobert, Raymond

    This document, prepared by The Biotechnology Information Center at the National Agricultural Library, contains sources of information that can provide a starting point for teachers, university faculty, extension agents, and other education leaders who have an interest in biotechnology education and training. Sections include a bibliography of the…

  5. Biotechnology Education. Engaging the Learner: Embedding Information Literacy Skills into a Biotechnology Degree

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    Ward, Helena; Hockey, Julie

    2007-01-01

    One of the challenges of the Biotechnology industry is keeping up to date with the rapid pace of change and that much of the information, which students learn in their undergraduate studies, will be out of date in a few years. It is therefore crucial that Biotechnology students have the skills to access the relevant information for their studies…

  6. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Workshops for Educators

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

    2012-12-01

    The Lunar Workshops for Educators (LWEs) are a series of weeklong professional development workshops, accompanied by quarterly follow-up sessions, designed to educate and inspire grade 6-12 science teachers, sponsored by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Participants learn about lunar science and exploration, gain tools to help address common student misconceptions about the Moon, find out about the latest research results from LRO scientists, work with data from LRO and other lunar missions, and learn how to bring these data to their students using hands-on activities aligned with grade 6-12 National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks and through authentic research experiences. LWEs are held around the country, primarily in locations underserved with respect to NASA workshops. Where possible, workshops also include tours of science facilities or field trips intended to help participants better understand mission operations or geologic processes relevant to the Moon. Scientist and engineer involvement is a central tenant of the LWEs. LRO scientists and engineers, as well as scientists working on other lunar missions, present their research or activities to the workshop participants and answer questions about lunar science and exploration. This interaction with the scientists and engineers is consistently ranked by the LWE participants as one of the most interesting and inspiring components of the workshops. Evaluation results from the 2010 and 2011 workshops, as well as preliminary analysis of survey responses from 2012 participants, demonstrated an improved understanding of lunar science concepts among LWE participants in post-workshop assessments (as compared to identical pre-assessments) and a greater understanding of how to access and effectively share LRO data with students. Teachers reported increased confidence in helping students conduct research using lunar data, and learned about programs that would allow their students to make authentic contributions to lunar science. Participant feedback on workshop surveys was enthusiastically positive. 2012 was the third and final year for the LWEs in the current funding cycle. They will continue in a modified version at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, where the LRO Project Office and Education and Public Outreach Team are based. We will present evaluation results from our external evaluator, and share lessons learned from this workshop series. The LWEs can serve as a model for others interested in incorporating scientist and engineer involvement, data from planetary missions, and data-based activities into a thematic professional development experience for science educators. For more information about the LWEs, please visit http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/lwe/index.html.

  7. Educational awareness of biotechnology issues among undergraduate students at the united arab emirates university.

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    AbuQamar, Synan; Alshannag, Qasim; Sartawi, Abdelaziz; Iratni, Rabah

    2015-07-01

    Due to its valuable benefits and potential risks, there is a progressing debate among opponents and proponents of biotechnology in recent decades. Previous studies have shown that lack of knowledge about biotechnology remains the concern about genetically modified organisms/food (GMO/GMF). This study assessed levels of educational awareness perceptions and attitudes of United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) students towards biotechnology. An electronic survey including literacy, environmental, social, and economic domains associated with biotechnology was administered to obtain data from undergraduate students in different colleges of the university. Responses from students (n?=?1,104) were gathered and statistically analyzed. Results indicated that educational awareness in biotechnology literacy and environmental domains were significantly different according to the enrolled college and the academic achievement of the student. In general, a poor overall performance of our students' understanding was concluded. Aware groups most likely accepted accurate biotechnology information delivered by reliable sources from internet or lectures; they grasped their knowledge from surrounding people as a secondary source. Since UAEU students have several concept misunderstandings of biotechnology and its ethics, our results suggest that awareness plays a crucial role in forming a "clear-cut" opinion about this technology. Because education can shape public attitudes toward biotechnology, priorities on university curricula and teaching strategies should be extensively given, and therefore, improve in respect to this topic. Ultimately, this promotes the students' perception in understanding the new technology. © 2015 by The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 43(4):283-293, 2015. PMID:25787822

  8. Agricultural biotechnology FAQs

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    US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    2003-01-01

    This resource from the U.S. Department of Agriculture list a number of frequently asked questions regarding biotechnology. The FAQs addresses questions related to defining biotechnology, biotechnology helping farmers and consumers, public dialogue and exchange of information on biotechnology, federal agencies that regulate biotechnology, testing a biotechnology derived plant, commercial production of a biotechnology derived plant, exposure of biotech crops, the role of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and trade issues with biotechnology. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association

  9. Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Workshops

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Workshops 2014 Small Steps to Health and Wealth - Learn Jackson Cole Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent 804.751.4401 or licole2@vt.edu If you and reducing overall debt Money Wise - A variety of financial management topics developed by Consumer Action

  10. Competency Based Vocational Education Workshop Facilitators Guide.

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    Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education.

    This workshop facilitator's guide is designed to inform professional staff about competency-based vocational education (CBVE) to help eligible persons on public assistance acquire competencies necessary for gainful employment in the following occupational areas: airline reservations and travel services; computer applications; dental care;…

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

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    Andrée, Maria

    2014-01-01

    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…

  12. Quality Assurance in Postgraduate Education. ENQA Workshop Report 12

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    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

    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…

  13. American Elementary Education Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes towards Biotechnology Processes

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

    2011-01-01

    This study examined elementary education pre-service teachers' attitudes towards biotechnology processes. A sample comprised 88 elementary education pre-service teachers at a mid-sized university in the Midwest of the USA. Sixty and 28 of these pre-service teachers were enrolled in Introductory Science Methods course and Advance Science Methods…

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

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    Gardner, Grant Ean; Jones, M. Gail

    2011-01-01

    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…

  15. Social and Legal Issues of Biotechnology: An Educational Perspective.

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    Hodgson, Clague P.

    1987-01-01

    Examines the ethics, economics, manpower needs and future regulation of biotechnology. Discusses the new tests of the basic premise of the universality of knowledge gained from university research as attempts are made to patent and temporarily withhold publication of proprietary discoveries made with taxpayer support. (CW)

  16. Workshop in the Education of Deaf-Blind Children.

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    Weir, A. Charles, Ed.

    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…

  17. Efficacy of purposeful educational workshop on nursing care

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    Aminoroaia, Mahin; Mashhadi, Mortaza; Maracy, Mohammad Reza; Attari, Abbas

    2014-01-01

    Background: This study aimed to define the efficacy of a nursing care educational workshop on nurses’ knowledge and attitude until 3 months after holding the workshop in psychiatric wards of educational hospitals in Isfahan. Materials and Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study. The study population comprised all nurses working in psychiatric wards of Nour and Farabi hospitals in Isfahan in 2012. An educational workshop was held through educational sessions in the form of lectures and group discussion in the two above-mentioned hospitals. Nurses’ level of knowledge and attitude were investigated by a researcher-made questionnaire before, immediately after, and 3 months after intervention. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistical tests of repeated measures ANOVA and Bonferroni. Results: A significant increase was observed in mean scores of nurses’ knowledge immediately after and 3 months after education compared to before education. Nurses’ knowledge mean scores increased from 59.2 ± 14.8 before education to 88.6 ± 8.4 immediately after and to 71 ± 9.8 3 months after (P ? 0.016). There was no significant difference in mean scores of nurses’ attitude in the three above-mentioned time points. Conclusion: Educational sessions notably affected the promotion of nurses’ knowledge. With regard to nurses’ satisfaction with the workshop that was held, designing and organizing educational workshops based on constant needs assessment is suggested for promotion of nursing cares. PMID:25250348

  18. Workshop - engineering education proposal writing and project management

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    T. Reed-Rhoads

    2009-01-01

    This is an annual workshop where participants will be engaged in proven strategies and techniques for writing engineering education proposals to and managing projects for programs such as, but not limited to, the National Science Foundation (NSF) divisions of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and Engineering Education and Centers (EEC). Through active discussions, collaboration, and sharing of experiences, participants step through an

  19. Lessons Learned from NCAR Professional Development Workshops for Educators

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    R. Johnson; S. Foster; S. Henderson

    2002-01-01

    Since the early 1990s, NCAR has been involved in the development and implementation of professional development workshops for educators. From 1991 through 2000, the NSF-funded Project LEARN (Learning Experiences in Atmospheric Research at NCAR), provided middle school educators training in atmospheric science content and opportunities to develop activities collaboratively with scientists. In 2002, NCAR initiated a new annual Geoscience Education

  20. Professional Development Workshops for K-8 Teachers: Workshops in Science Education and Resources (Project WISER)

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    Lebofsky, Larry A.; Baldridge, A. M.; Bleamaster, L. F.; Buxner, S. R.; Canizo, T. L.; Croft, S. K.; Crown, D. A.; Kortenkamp, S. J.; Yingst, A.; Pierazzo, E.

    2012-01-01

    The Planetary Science Institute, in partnership with the Tucson Regional Science Center, offers a series of professional development workshops targeting elementary and middle school teachers in Tucson, Arizona. Using NASA data sets, research results, and a team of Earth and space scientists and educators, these workshops provide teachers with in-depth content knowledge of fundamental concepts in astronomy, geology, and planetary science. By participating in hands-on exercises, the teachers model the processes and skills scientists use. With a stronger knowledge of science content and of how science is actually conducted, the workshops instill greater confidence in teachers’ ability to teach earth and space science. Currently 72 teachers from 39 schools have attended 14 offerings of our workshops. One measure of success of our program is that over 50% of teachers have attended two to five of our workshops. Teachers consistently cite hands-on activities, modeling of scientific process, and interaction with scientists as the three top benefits of the workshops. Additionally, they report an increase in the knowledge of science content, increased understanding of how science is actually conducted and a greater confidence in their ability to teach earth and space science. Current workshops are: Moon-Earth System, Exploring the Terrestrial Planets, Impact Cratering, Asteroid-Meteorite Connection, and Volcanoes of the Solar System. Two more workshops, Deserts of the Solar System and Astrobiology and the Search for Extrasolar Planetary Systems are being developed. A successful component of our program has been the use of rock and meteorite kits as an integral part of our instruction. In addition, we are now developing a series of short workshops to train educators to learn to use the kits in their classrooms, science fairs, star parties, and other educational and social events. Details of our workshops can be found at: www.psi.edu/epo/pdworkshops.

  1. Applying new biotechnologies to the study of occupational cancer--a workshop summary.

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    Toraason, Mark; Albertini, Richard; Bayard, Steven; Bigbee, William; Blair, Aaron; Boffetta, Paolo; Bonassi, Stefano; Chanock, Steven; Christiani, David; Eastmond, David; Hanash, Samuel; Henry, Carol; Kadlubar, Fred; Mirer, Frank; Nebert, Daniel; Rapport, Stephen; Rest, Kathleen; Rothman, Nathaniel; Ruder, Avima; Savage, Russell; Schulte, Paul; Siemiatycki, Jack; Shields, Peter; Smith, Martyn; Tolbert, Paige; Vermeulen, Roel; Vineis, Paolo; Wacholder, Sholom; Ward, Elizabeth; Waters, Michael; Weston, Ainsley

    2004-03-01

    As high-throughput technologies in genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics evolve, questions arise about their use in the assessment of occupational cancers. To address these questions, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the American Chemistry Council sponsored a workshop 8-9 May 2002 in Washington, DC. The workshop brought together 80 international specialists whose objective was to identify the means for best exploiting new technologies to enhance methods for laboratory investigation, epidemiologic evaluation, risk assessment, and prevention of occupational cancer. The workshop focused on identifying and interpreting markers for early biologic effect and inherited modifiers of risk. PMID:15033588

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  3. Workshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS) Form B: Colleague's Recommendation

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    CISR conducts the Workshop on Education in Computer Security in order to promote information assuranceWorkshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS) Form B: Colleague's Recommendation ___________________________________________ is applying to participate in CISR's Workshop on Education in Computer Security. The selected educators

  4. Workshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS) Form B: Administrator's Recommendation

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    CISR conducts the Workshop on Education in Computer Security in order to promote information assuranceWorkshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS) Form B: Administrator's Recommendation ___________________________________________ is applying to participate in CISR's Workshop on Education in Computer Security. The selected educators

  5. Participation in Environmental Popular Education Workshops: An Example from Mexico.

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    Oliver, Beatriz

    2000-01-01

    Environmental popular education workshops intended to increase local capacity for sustainability in Mexico meet obstacles such as distrust and misunderstandings over jargon. Environmental popular education must be relevant to local concerns as well as increase communication about broader social, economic, and environmental issues. (Contains 21…

  6. Workshop - engineering education proposal writing and project management workshop

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Reed-Rhoads

    2008-01-01

    Participants will be engaged in proven strategies and techniques for writing engineering education proposals to and managing projects for programs such as, but not limited to, the National Science Foundation (NSF) divisions of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and Engineering Education and Centers (EEC). Through active discussions, collaboration, and sharing of experiences, participants step through an actual request for proposals (RFP) as

  7. Workshop - engineering education proposal writing and project management workshop

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Reed-Rhoads

    2007-01-01

    Participants will be engaged in proven strategies and techniques for writing engineering education proposals to and managing projects for programs such as, but not limited to, the National Science Foundation (NSF) divisions of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and Engineering Education and Centers (EEC). Through active discussions, collaboration, and sharing of experiences, participants step through an actual request for proposals (RFP) as

  8. BioTrek: Biotechnology Outreach

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    University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center

    BioTrek is the science outreach program of the Biotechnology Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconcin Extension. Biotrek is dedicated to bioscience education, with emphasis on the State of Wisconsin. The organization's web site features teaching tools (activities, videos, posters, and other items) for educators in biological topics such as DNA, food science, and biotechnology. There is also information on BioTrek's traveling events, such as Exploration Stations (hands-on exhibits for the public), and Science Exploration Days (hands-on activities held in schools). Other materials include information on workshops and tours, the "WisconsIngenuity" page of special-interest stories about invention, innovation, and enterprise, and a set of links to related web sites.

  9. BioTrek: Biotechnology Outreach

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    University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center

    BioTrek is the science outreach program of the Biotechnology Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin Extension. Biotrek is dedicated to bioscience education, with emphasis on the State of Wisconsin. The organization's web site features teaching tools (activities, videos, posters, and other items) for educators in biological topics such as DNA, food science, and biotechnology. There is also information on BioTrek's traveling events, such as Exploration Stations (hands-on exhibits for the public), and Science Exploration Days (hands-on activities held in schools). Other materials include information on workshops and tours, the "WisconsIngenuity" page of special-interest stories about invention, innovation, and enterprise, and a set of links to related web sites.

  10. Workshop Engineering Education Proposal Writing and Project Management Workshop

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    T. R. Rhoads

    2006-01-01

    Participants will be engaged in proven strategies and techniques for writing proposals to and managing projects for the National Science Foundation (NSF) divisions of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and Engineering Education and Centers (EEC). Through hands-on activities, participants will learn how to a) analyze a program announcement\\/solicitation, b) align their project ideas with program goals, c) identify relevant prior work, and

  11. A Comparative Study of Turkish Elementary and Science Education Major Students' Knowledge Levels at the Popular Biotechnological Issues

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    Turkmen, Lutfullah; Darcin, Emine Selcen

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge levels of popular biotechnological issues of Turkish science and elementary teacher candidates. A questionnaire was administered during 2006-2007 school term to 336 students pursuing their education in the departments of science and elementary education in two Turkish universities. The…

  12. The City College Workshop Center for Open Education.

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    City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll. Workshop Center for Open Education.

    The Workshop Center for Open Education was formed on the basis of the following factors: a) efforts to construct an alternative to traditional public schools in New York City had galvanized the interests of hundreds; b) teachers who had gotten underway through the Open Corridor program needed a place to continue their development; and c) those…

  13. Providing Curriculum Access to Young Children: Online Workshops for Educators

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    Robinson, Linda; Schneider, Carol; Hutinger, Patricia

    2007-01-01

    Nine online workshops developed by the Early Childhood Technology Integrated Instructional System (EC-TIIS) at Western Illinois University meet the need for training for educators and families on evidence-based practices related to assistive technology (AT) and young children. Results of a research study conducted by EC-TIIS indicate that the…

  14. Outcomes of a Biomedical Engineering Design Education Workshop

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    Paul H. King; Joan Walker; Sean Brophy; Jay Goldberg; Rich Fries

    2003-01-01

    A full day biomedical engineering design education workshop was held on October 22, 2002 in conjunction with the joint IEEE-EMBS\\/BMES conference in Houston. Attendees were from both University and Industry backgrounds. Eight subject areas relating to the teaching and conduct of design courses were discussed. These topics included placement of the courses in the curriculum, course objectives, solicitation and management

  15. Biotechnology Works!

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    Cohen, Libby G.; Spenciner, Loraine

    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,…

  16. COASTAL CURRICULUM STATEWIDE EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS MX964257

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    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...

  17. Workshops without Walls: Sharing Scientific Research through Educator Professional Development

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    Weir, H. M.; Edmonds, J. P.; Hallau, K.; Asplund, S. E.; Cobb, W. H.; Nittler, L. R.; Solomon, S. C.

    2013-12-01

    Scientific discoveries, large and small, are constantly being made. Whether it is the discovery of a new species or a new comet, it is a challenge to keep up. The media provide some assistance in getting the word out about the discoveries, but not the details or the challenges of the discovery. Professional development is essential for science educators to keep them abreast of the fascinating discoveries that are occurring. The problem is that not every educator has the opportunity to attend a workshop on the most recent findings. NASA's Discovery and New Frontiers Education and Public Outreach program has offered a series of multi-site professional development workshops that have taken place at four physical locations sites: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, and the University of Arizona, as well as over the internet. All sites were linked via the Digital Learning Network, on which scientists and educator specialists shared information about their missions and activities. Participants interacted with speakers across the country to learn about Discovery and New Frontiers class missions. The third such annual workshop without walls, 'Challenge of Discovery,' was held on 9 April 2013. Educators from across the country delved into the stories behind some amazing NASA missions, from conception to science results. They learned how scientists, engineers, and mission operators collaborate to meet the challenges of complex missions to assure that science goals are met. As an example of science and engineering coming together, an Instrument Scientist and a Payload Operations Manager from the MESSENGER mission discussed the steps needed to observe Mercury's north polar region, gather data, and finally come to the conclusion that water ice is present in permanently shadowed areas inside polar impact craters. The participating educators were able to work with actual data and experience how the conclusion was reached. This example and others highlight the potential of such workshops to inform and engage educators.

  18. The Teacher Educator's Role. Implementing Title IX and Attaining Sex Equity: A Workshop Package for Postsecondary Educators. Outline and Participants' Materials for Application Sessions for Teacher Educators.

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    Sadker, Myra; Sadker, David

    This 2-day workshop package was developed to address the needs of teacher educators with regard to Title IX and sex equity. The role of teacher educators in reinforcing sex fairness and in eliminating sex bias in teacher education curricula and in the classroom is the focus of the workshop. The workshop begins with a consideration of the need and…

  19. Assessing Educational Quality: Knowledge Production and the Role of Experts. ENQA Workshop Report 6

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    Aas, Gro Hanne; Askling, Berit; Dittrich, Karl; Froestad, Wenche; Haug, Peder; Lycke, Kirsten Hofgaard; Moitus, Sirpa; Pyykko, Riitta; Sorskar, Anne Karine

    2009-01-01

    This report is a product of an European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) Workshop "Assessing educational quality: Knowledge production and the role of experts" hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) in Oslo in February, 2008. The workshop gathered representatives from higher education

  20. Teaching Resources: Biotechnology Institute

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    The Biotechnology Institute has created these teaching resources to help educators with the task of delivering high-quality material about biotechnology. The materials here are divided into nine sections, including "Biotechnology Facts," "Lesson Plans," and "Biotechnology Timeline." The glossary is a good place to start, as it offers a range of short, well-written definitions about key terms in the field. The "Videos" area offers brief explanations of concepts such as mitosis and recombinant DNA, along with profiles of biotechnology scientists and their work. Moving on, the "Books, Magazines, and Other Resources" area includes links to sites with additional lesson plans, curriculum guides, and online periodicals of note.

  1. Students' Biotechnology Literacy: The Pillars of STEM Education in Malaysia

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    Bahri, Nurnadiah Mohamed; Suryawati, Evi; Osman, Kamisah

    2014-01-01

    Biotechnology has been widely applied in various products throughout the 21st century. Malaysia selected the biotechnology sector as one of the key strategic technologies that would enable Malaysia to transform into a fully developed nation by the year 2020. However, to date, there has been very little research on the level of biotechnology

  2. Evaluating a poetry workshop in medical education.

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    Collett, T J; McLachlan, J C

    2006-06-01

    This study aimed at evaluating how doing poetry could affect students' understanding of medical practice and at assessing the effectiveness of the evaluation method used. Qualitative research was carried out on the experiences of medical students participating in a poetry workshop, followed by some quantitative analysis. The study was conducted at Peninsula Medical School and St Ives, Cornwall, UK, with three medical students, a poet and a pathologist as participants. Data were collected by interviews, observation and web access. "Doing poetry" with a professional poet was found to assist communication between doctors and patients as it enhanced skills of observation, heightened awareness of the effect of language and fostered deep reflection. Poetry was also found to offer an outlet for medics and patients. The voluntary workshop attracted three participants; however, it might have had an effect on the wider student community because the poetry website received 493 hits in four months. Qualitative methods worked well as a tool for evaluation. "Doing poetry for poetry's sake" seemed to foster the development of skills related to empathy. The opportunity to do poetry should be made available to medical students as part of a wider arts and humanities programme. PMID:23674751

  3. Surmounting the Barriers: Ethnic Diversity in Engineering Education: Summary of a Workshop

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    National Academies Press, 2014

    2014-01-01

    "Surmounting the Barriers: Ethnic Diversity in Engineering Education" is the summary of a workshop held in September 2013 to take a fresh look at the impediments to greater diversification in engineering education. The workshop brought together educators in engineering from two- and four-year colleges and staff members from the three…

  4. Workshop on Research in Robots for Education Keith O'Hara

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    Hybinette, Maria

    Workshop on Research in Robots for Education Keith O'Hara College of Computing Georgia Institute Department MIT rus@csail.mit.edu Introduction The landscape of robots in education has continued to change since the 2005 RSS Robotics Education Workshop1 . Over the last two years, there has been a noticeable

  5. Workshop on Educational Data Mining @ ICALT07 (EDM@ICALT07)

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    Joseph E. Beck; Toon Calders; Mykola Pechenizkiy; Silvia Rita Viola

    2007-01-01

    The educational data mining workshop1 held in conjunction with the 7 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) in Niigata, Japan on July 18-20, 2007. EDM@ICALT07 continues the series of Workshops organized by the International Working Group on Educational Data Mining during 2007. For upcoming events in educational data mining and for information on past workshops. Recently, the increase

  6. Planetary Science Education - Workshop Concepts for Classrooms and Internships

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    Musiol, S.; Rosenberg, H.; Rohwer, G.; Balthasar, H.; van Gasselt, S.

    2014-12-01

    In Germany, education in astronomy and planetary sciences is limited to very few schools or universities and is actively pursued by only selected research groups. Our group is situated at the Freie Universität Berlin and we are actively involved in space missions such as Mars Express, Cassini in the Saturnian system, and DAWN at Vesta and Ceres. In order to enhance communication and establish a broader basis for building up knowledge on our solar-system neighborhood, we started to offer educational outreach in the form of workshops for groups of up to 20 students from primary/middle schools to high schools. Small group sizes guarantee practical, interactive, and dialog-based working environments as well as a high level of motivation. Several topical workshops have been designed which are targeted at different age groups and which consider different educational background settings. One workshop called "Impact craters on planets and moons" provides a group-oriented setting in which 3-4 students analyze spacecraft images showing diverse shapes of impact craters on planetary surfaces. It is targeted not only at promoting knowledge about processes on planetary surfaces but it also stimulates visual interpretation skills, 3D viewing and reading of map data. A second workshop "We plan a manned mission to Mars" aims at fostering practical team work by designing simple space mission scenarios which are solved within a team by collaboration and responsibility. A practical outdoor activity called "Everything rotates around the Sun" targets at developing a perception of absolute - but in particular relative - sizes, scales and dimensions of objects in our solar system. Yet another workshop "Craters, volcanoes and co. - become a geologist on Mars" was offered at the annual national "Girls' Day" aiming at motivating primary to middle school girls to deal with topics in classical natural sciences. Small groups investigated and interpreted geomorphologic features in image data of the Martian surface and presented their results in the end. Extensive handouts and high-quality print material supplemented face-to-face exercises. For the future we plan to expand our workshop concepts, to give students the possibility of conducting a week-long internship with our Planetary Sciences research group.

  7. Workshop for Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and Educators. Proceedings.

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    Blea, William A.

    Provided is a collection of presentations from a conference for ophthalmologists, optometrists, and educators meeting to exchange their concerns and share knowledge on various types of sensory handicaps of deaf blind children. The conference is seen as an introduction to the needs of deaf blind children and to the importance of stating diagnostic…

  8. Location, Location, Location: Positioning Biotechnology Education for the 21st Century

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    France, Bev

    2007-01-01

    The first section of this article examines a range of definitions of biotechnology. This analysis demonstrates that teachers' choices will determine their view of biotechnology, as positioned along a traditional-modern, axis, and provides examples of the tensions that these differing positions create. A further section argues that in order for…

  9. Positioning Sex Educators: A Critical Ethnography of a Professional Development Workshop

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    Scott, Brigitte C.

    2013-01-01

    In this ethnographic research, I offer an analysis of a state-sponsored professional development workshop for sex educators. Positioning theory is used to understand how the lived space of the workshop -- including texts, talk and silence -- positions sex education teachers as professionals and practitioners with certain (limited) speaking rights…

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

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

    1999-01-01

    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…

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

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    Bowker, Rob; Jasper, Andy

    2007-01-01

    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…

  12. Final Report on a Faculty Workshop on Clinical Instruction for Optometric Education.

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    Smith, Lee W.; And Others

    Report of a four-day workshop on optometric clinical education for clinical administration and faculty is presented. The workshop addressed the following four issues: (1) the objectives of present and future clinical education in the light of public needs and professional responsibilities; (2) the nature, types, setting, and extent of clinical…

  13. Ohio Biotechnology Competency Profile.

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    Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob; Boudreau, Joyce

    This document, which lists the biotechnology competencies identified by representatives from biotechnology businesses and industries as well as secondary and post-secondary educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from secondary through…

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

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    National Association of School Security Directors, Bellevue, WA.

    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…

  15. Teaching the Nature of Biotechnology Using Service-Learning Instruction

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    Beronda L. Montgomery

    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

  16. The Challenge in Teaching Biotechnology

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    Steele, F.; Aubusson, P.

    2004-01-01

    Agriculture, industry and medicine are being altered by new biotechnologies. Biotechnology education is important because today's students and citizens will make decisions about the development and application of these new molecular biologies. This article reports an investigation of the teaching of biotechnology in an Australian state, New South…

  17. National Workshop on Nutrition Education in Health Professions Schools (Washington, DC, September 30 - October 1, 1981).

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    Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA. School of Medicine.

    This workshop was designed to provide opportunities for health professional schools to gain from an understanding of: (1) the major issues which face nutrition education; (2) promising practices in nutrition education from leaders in the field; (3) the need for nutrition education for all health professions; and (4) nutrition education curriculum…

  18. The NASA Center for Astronomy Education (CAE): 2007 College Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshops

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    Gina Brissenden; E. E. Prather; T. F. Slater; W. M. Greene; M. Thaller

    2006-01-01

    Since 2003 the NASA Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) has been devoted to the professional development of introductory college astronomy faculty with a special focus on faculty teaching at community colleges. As part of our efforts CAE conducts 2-day and 3-day Teaching Excellence Workshops. In Tier I (introductory) Workshops, the overarching goal is for participants to become familiar with learner-centered

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

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

    2000-01-01

    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.

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

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

    1999-01-01

    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.

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

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

    1993-01-01

    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.

  2. Fig. 1 Training within the interdepartmental Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center

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    Fig. 1 Training within the interdepartmental Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC). POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING CENTER MEDICAL COLLEGE of Postdoctoral Education Events for Postdoctoral Fellows MCW Departments I. Overview The Biotechnology Training

  3. Effects of a Science Education Module on Attitudes towards Modern Biotechnology of Secondary School Students

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    Klop, Tanja; Severiens, Sabine E.; Knippels, Marie-Christine P. J.; van Mil, Marc H. W.; Ten Dam, Geert T. M.

    2010-01-01

    This article evaluated the impact of a four-lesson science module on the attitudes of secondary school students. This science module (on cancer and modern biotechnology) utilises several design principles, related to a social constructivist perspective on learning. The expectation was that the module would help students become more articulate in…

  4. Biotechnology Information Resource (BIC)

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    Agricultural biotechnology has garnered considerable attention from the media as of late. This site, maintained by the National Agricultural Library of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), offers a wide-ranging collection of resources on biotechnology research and education. While skeptics or opponents of current practices in agricultural biotechnology will find few items that reflect their views, the site is still useful for anyone interested in biotech research and regulation. Resources include the full text of selected biotechnology patents (1994-96), research news and newsletters, links to sites involved in biotech education, government and NGO documents, bibliographies (all from 1996), and subject specific resources for Bovine Somatotropin (bST/BGH), Bioremediation, and BT Toxin. Please note that some of the linked sites are rather dated and that this site should be regarded as a starting point rather than a comprehensive source, especially with regard to new developments in the field.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2014-11-01

    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.

  6. Biotechnology at the Weslaco Center BIOTECHNOLOGY

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    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

  7. Biotechnology Topics in the Biology Curriculum

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    Patrick Guilfoile (Bemidji State University, MN; )

    2002-08-01

    The resource suggests that educators should view biotechnology as an essential topic in the biology classroom. Suggestions are provided for determining what content to include, teaching concepts through active learning exercises, and promoting discussion of biotechnology controversies.

  8. Goals and Theories of Education in Asia, Report of a Regional Workshop (New Delhi, India, January 15-21, 1980).

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

    This publication reports on a Regional Workshop held in New Delhi, India, in January 1980, to study major trends in the development of educational goals in Asia. Discussed at the workshops were educational goals, policies, and problems; how belief systems and ethical values affect educational goals; and the role of regional and international…

  9. The Prospects for Educational Planning. A Workshop Organised by IIEP on the Occasion of Its 25th Anniversary.

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    Caillods, Francoise, Ed.

    In late 1988, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary celebration, the International Institute for Educational Planning organized an international workshop to review the major problems faced by education today and to consider the future of educational planning worldwide. The workshop brought together researchers, planners, and specialists from all…

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

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    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

    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.

  11. National educators' workshop: Update 1988. Standard experiments in engineering materials science and technology

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    Gardner, J.E.; Jacobs, J.A.

    1990-01-01

    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.

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

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    Nachman, Cynthia P., Comp.

    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…

  13. National Educators' Workshop: Update 1989 Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology

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

    1990-01-01

    Presented here is a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 89, held October 17 to 19, 1989 at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, Virginia. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

  14. Women and Management in Higher Education. CHESS Workshop (Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 5-11, 1997).

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    University Grants Commission (Sri Lanka).

    The Commonwealth Higher Education Support Scheme (CHESS) 1997 Workshop was designed to promote the professional development of women in leadership positions in higher education. Participants were drawn from senior university academics and administrators from five countries: Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Specific objectives…

  15. National Educators' Workshop: Update 1997. Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials, Science, and Technology

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    Gardner, James E. (Compiler); Freeman, Ginger L. (Compiler); Jacobs, James A. (Compiler); Miller, Alan G. (Compiler); Smith, Brian W. (Compiler)

    1998-01-01

    This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 97, held at Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Seattle, Washington, on November 2-5, 1997. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

  16. STREAM: A Workshop on the Use of Robotics in K-12 STEM Education

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    Krovi, Venkat

    15 STREAM: A Workshop on the Use of Robotics in K-12 STEM Education By Kristen N. Stubbs and Holly laboratories, educational and hobby robotics organizations, and more recently, budding robotics-ori- ented A. Yanco DecemBer 2013 · Ieee rOBOTIcS & AUTOmATION mAGAZINe · IndustrIal actIvItIes Overview

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

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

    1992-01-01

    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.

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

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    Bentz, Dale P.

    NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION | WWW.CSRC.NIST.GOV/NICE 1 AGENDA The 2013 NICE Workshop Navigating the National Cybersecurity Education InterState Highway September 17 ­ 19, 2013 PLENARY & Maintaining a Competitive Cybersecurity Workforce TRK4 The Role of States in the National Cybersecurity

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

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

    1995-01-01

    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.

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

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

    1990-01-01

    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.

  1. Workshop Characteristics Related to Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program Attendance

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    Smith, Matthew Lee; Ory, Marcia G.; Jiang, Luohua; Lorig, Kate; Kulinski, Kristie P.; Ahn, SangNam

    2015-01-01

    Using the national dissemination of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs, the purposes of this study were to (1) document intervention attendance rates as related to the number of participants enrolled in the workshop and (2) compare the relationship between workshop attendance and workshop size by delivery site rurality and type. Data were analyzed from the first 100,000 middle-aged and older adults who participated in CDSME workshops spanning 45 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program initiative. Descriptive statistics are reported for all participants, then separately by each delivery site type. Ratios between the number of workshop participants and the number of workshop sessions attended were calculated and graphed based on the rurality of delivery and separately for the leading five delivery site types. Associations between the number of workshop participants and the number of sessions attended differed by delivery site rurality and type. Findings have implications for participant retention and workshop delivery costs, which can assist program deliverers to strategically plan implementation efforts in their areas. PMID:25964943

  2. Workshop characteristics related to chronic disease self-management education program attendance.

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    Smith, Matthew Lee; Ory, Marcia G; Jiang, Luohua; Lorig, Kate; Kulinski, Kristie P; Ahn, SangNam

    2015-01-01

    Using the national dissemination of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs, the purposes of this study were to (1) document intervention attendance rates as related to the number of participants enrolled in the workshop and (2) compare the relationship between workshop attendance and workshop size by delivery site rurality and type. Data were analyzed from the first 100,000 middle-aged and older adults who participated in CDSME workshops spanning 45 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program initiative. Descriptive statistics are reported for all participants, then separately by each delivery site type. Ratios between the number of workshop participants and the number of workshop sessions attended were calculated and graphed based on the rurality of delivery and separately for the leading five delivery site types. Associations between the number of workshop participants and the number of sessions attended differed by delivery site rurality and type. Findings have implications for participant retention and workshop delivery costs, which can assist program deliverers to strategically plan implementation efforts in their areas. PMID:25964943

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

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

    2013-12-01

    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.

  4. Scientists and education professionals can present at Geophysical Information for Teachers Workshop

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    Adamec, Bethany; Asher, Pranoti

    2012-07-01

    As many members know, every year at the Fall Meeting, the AGU Education and Public Outreach department collaborates with the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) to hold a workshop for K-12 Earth and space science teachers and informal educators. These Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshops allow science teachers to hear about the latest Earth and space research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions during the meeting for free. Successful GIFT workshops were held at the December 2010 and 2011 meetings, where excellent teams of presenters discussed a range of topics that addressed AGU's science and society and education goals and objectives (see http://www.agu.org/about/strategic_plan.shtml).

  5. `Don't forget your leech socks'! Children's learning during an Eden Education Officer's workshop

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    Bowker, Rob; Jasper, Andy

    2007-04-01

    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 constructivist approach was used to measure change in the children's understanding along four semi-independent dimensions: extent, breadth, depth and mastery. The children's mastery of the subject regardless of ability was improved. Most of the workshop aims, such as ‘to recognise some plant adaptations in the humid tropics climate’ were shown to have been met. The research also highlighted areas to be reviewed, such as educating children about the way indigenous people use plants for their survival and also how children can transfer knowledge, so that they can understand the significance of plants in their own daily lives.

  6. Houssain Kettani, Ph.D., Department of Computer Science, Jackson State University 1 The 7th Workshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS7), Monterey, California 1

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    Workshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS7), Monterey, California 1 Network Security and Information Americans The 7th Workshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS7), Monterey, California 3 Jackson State Workshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS7), Monterey, California 4 Jackson State University ­ CS

  7. W3 - Radiation and Health: A Workshop for Science Educators

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    Krieger, Kenneth

    2009-04-01

    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. Lunch will be served. Workshop presenter is a TEA-approved CPE Provider.

  8. Radiation and Health: A Workshop for Science Educators

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    Krieger, Kenneth

    2010-03-01

    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

  9. 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).

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

    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…

  10. Designing and Using Videos in Undergraduate Geoscience Education - a workshop and resource website review

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    Wiese, K.; Mcconnell, D. A.

    2014-12-01

    Do you use video in your teaching? Do you make your own video? Interested in joining our growing community of geoscience educators designing and using video inside and outside the classroom? Over four months in Spring 2014, 22 educators of varying video design and development expertise participated in an NSF-funded On the Cutting Edge virtual workshop to review the best educational research on video design and use; to share video-development/use strategies and experiences; and to develop a website of resources for a growing community of geoscience educators who use video: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/video/workshop2014/index.html. The site includes links to workshop presentations, teaching activity collections, and a growing collection of online video resources, including "How-To" videos for various video editing or video-making software and hardware options. Additional web resources support several topical themes including: using videos to flip classes, handling ADA access and copyright issues, assessing the effectiveness of videos inside and outside the classroom, best design principles for video learning, and lists and links of the best videos publicly available for use. The workshop represents an initial step in the creation of an informal team of collaborators devoted to the development and support of an ongoing network of geoscience educators designing and using video. Instructors who are interested in joining this effort are encouraged to contact the lead author.

  11. Learning by Sharing in the Outdoors. Workshop of the University of New Hampshire Outdoor Education Program (Durham, New Hampshire, March 5, 1983).

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    Gass, Michael A.

    A collection of information from the "Learning by Sharing in the Outdoors" workshop provides brief summaries of each workshop session along with lists of human, community, and bibliographical resources available to outdoor education practitioners, the workshop itinerary, and promotional brochures. The 18 workshop topics included: expedition…

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

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    Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.

    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,…

  13. Discover the Universe with NASA during the International Year of Astronomy: A Workshop for Astronomy Educators

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dussault, M.; Smith, D.; Allen, J.; Backman, D.; Bartolone, L.; Bobrowsky, M.; Gould, A.; Mendez, B.; Lochner, J.; Mayo, L.; McLin, K.; Reinfeld, E.; Shupla, C.; Summers, F.; Thiemann, J.; Devore, E.

    2008-11-01

    NASA's space science missions are working together to provide educators with the knowledge and materials they need to discover and share the universe with their audiences during the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) and beyond. In this daylong intensive workshop, participants experienced a prototype version of NASA's IYA workshop series for educators. They explored Earth's place in the universe; light, energy, and optics; and the nature of astronomical models and evidence while investigating how NASA's spaced-based missions extend Galileo's legacy. Discussions included how to find and use NASA content and resources in the classroom, after-school programs, libraries, science centers, and museums, as well as how to connect to the international IYA2009 Galileo Teacher Training Program and U.S. Families and Classrooms efforts. All references, resources, and handouts from the workshop are available online at http://www.universeforum.org/iyaworkshop/.

  14. International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics September 10th

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    Paderborn, Universität

    10th International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics September 10th -11st 2009 by information technology enables considerable benefits. This circumstance is expressed by the term mechatronics technology will enable mechatronic systems with partial intelli- gence. We refer to this by using the term

  15. GeoGebra Workshop for the Initial Teacher Training in Primary Education

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    Lopez, Natalia Ruiz

    2011-01-01

    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:…

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

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    Parlo, Amy T.; Butler, Malcolm B.

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Meleisea, Ellie, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    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…

  18. Biotechnology regulation

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    Not Available

    1985-01-01

    Testimony and hearings in support of biotechnology regulation. Before The Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Of The Committee On Energy And Commerce House Of Representatives are presented. Special consideration is given to the regulation of genetic engineering.

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

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    Morehouse, Ward

    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…

  20. Columbia University Biotechnology Association

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    Tong, Liang

    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

  1. Exploring Horizons: The Implications of Experiential Learning Sourcebook. Workshop Information from the Northeast Association for Experiential Education Conference (6th, Durham, New Hampshire, March 30, 1985).

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    Gass, Michael A., Comp.; And Others

    The collection summarizes for educators 23 of the 32 workshops presented at the 1985 Northeast Association for Experiential Education Conference. Highlights of the conference included construction of an indoor yurt, ropes course building, and an innovative workshop on experiential astronomy. Workshops dealt with such topics as experiential…

  2. Implementing Randomized Field Trials in Education: Report of a Workshop

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

    2004-01-01

    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…

  3. Family Workshops

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    Bennett, Dave; Rees-Jones, Tanny

    1978-01-01

    A Family Workshop is an informal, multidisciplined educational program for adults and children, organized by a team of teachers. This article discusses the Lavender Hill Family Workshop, one of many, which attempts to provide education in various subject areas for adults and for children while also integrating both objectives in order to educate

  4. National Educators' Workshop: Update 2002 - Standard Experiments in Engineering, Materials Science, and Technology

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    Prior, Edwin J. (Compiler); Jacobs, James A. (Compiler); Chung, W. Richard (Compiler)

    2003-01-01

    This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 2002 held in San Jose, California, October 13-16,2002. This publication provides experiments and demonstrations that can serve as a valuable guide to faculty who are interested in useful activities for their students. The material was the result of years of research aimed at better methods of teaching technical subjects. The experiments developed by faculty, scientists, and engineers throughout the United States and abroad add to the collection from past workshops. They include a blend of experiments on new materials and traditional materials.

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

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    Feldman, Frederick

    1999-09-01

    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.

  6. Prevocational and Vocational Training of Trainable Mentally Retarded Youth in Sheltered Workshops Established by Local Educational Agencies.

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    Gehm, Fred O., Ed.

    Presented are the proceedings of a special study institute whose primary purpose was to acquaint leaders in special education with the prevocational and vocational training of trainable mentally retarded (TMR) adolescents and young adults in sheltered workshops. Institute workshops are said to have considered the following topics: prevocational…

  7. 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.

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  9. Crossing over: An Undergraduate Service Learning Project that Connects to Biotechnology Education in Secondary Schools

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    Hark, Amy T.

    2008-01-01

    The importance of engaging students in science and helping them to become informed citizens has been highlighted by many groups invested in science education. This report describes a project that furthers both academic and civic goals through the integration of a service learning component into an undergraduate course. This nonmajors class covers…

  10. TU-C-16A-01: Joint AAPM/SEFM/AMPR Educational Workshop On “Education of Radiotherapy Physicists”

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    Mahesh, M [Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD (United States); Borras, C [Washington, DC (United States); Frey, G [The American Board of Radiology, Charleston, SC (United States); Ribas-Morales, M [Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona (Spain); Ballester, F [University of Valencia, Burjassot (Spain); Kazantsev, P [N.N.Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, Moscow, Moscow (Russian Federation); Kostylev, D [N.N. Blokhin Russian Center, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2014-06-01

    This workshop is jointly organized by the AAPM, the Spanish (SEFM) and the Russian (AMPR) Medical Physics Societies, as part of formal educational exchange agreements signed by the AAPM with each one of these two societies.With the rapid technological advances in radiation therapy both for treatment and imaging, it is challenging how physics is taught to medical physicists practicing in radiation therapy. The main Objectives: of this workshop is to bring forth current status, challenges and issues related to education of radiation therapy physicists here in the US, Spain and Russia. Medical physicists from each one of these countries will present educational requirements of international recommendations and directives and analyze their impact on national legislations. Current and future educational models and plans for harmonization will be described. The role of universities, professional societies and examination boards, such as the American Board of Radiology, will be discussed. Minimum standards will be agreed upon. Learning Objectives: Review medical physics educational models supported by AAPM, SEFM, and AMPR. Discuss the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in elaborating and adopting medical physics syllabi. Debate minimum educational standards for medical physics education based on country-specific resources.

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

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    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

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

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    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

  13. Astronomy education through hands-on photography workshops

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    Schofield, I.; Connors, M. G.; Holmberg, R.

    2013-12-01

    Athabasca University (AU), Athabasca University Geophysical and Geo-Space Observatories (AUGO / AUGSO), the Rotary Club of Athabasca and Science Outreach Athabasca has designed a three day science workshop entitled Photography and the Night Sky. This pilot workshop, aimed primarily at high-school aged students, serves as an introduction to observational astronomy as seen in the western Canadian night sky using digital astrophotography without the use of a telescope or tracking mount. Participants learn the layout of the night sky by proficiently photographing it using digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) kits including telephoto and wide-angle lenses, tripod and cable release. The kits are assembled with entry-level consumer-grade camera gear as to be affordable by the participants, if they so desire to purchase their own equipment after the workshop. Basic digital photo editing is covered using free photo editing software (IrfanView). Students are given an overview of observational astronomy using interactive planetarium software (Stellarium) before heading outdoors to shoot the night sky. Photography is conducted at AU's auroral observatories, both of which possess dark open sky that is ideal for night sky viewing. If space weather conditions are favorable, there are opportunities to photograph the aurora borealis, then compare results with imagery generated by the all-sky auroral imagers located at the Geo-Space observatory. The aim of this program is to develop awareness to the science and beauty of the night sky, while promoting photography as a rewarding, lifelong hobby. Moreover, emphasis is placed on western Canada's unique subauroral location that makes aurora watching highly accessible and rewarding in 2013, the maximum of the current solar cycle.

  14. Multidimensional analysis of high-school students' perceptions about biotechnology

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    Maria João Fonseca; Patrício Costa; Leonor Lencastre; Fernando Tavares

    2012-01-01

    Concerns about public understanding of biotechnology have motivated educational initiatives to improve students' competency to make scientifically sustained decisions regarding controversial issues. Understanding students' perceptions about biotechnology is essential to determine the effectiveness of these programmes. To assess how students' perceptions are modulated, this study evaluates education and gender effects on knowledge, attitudes, interest, and importance given to biotechnology. Following

  15. Multidimensional analysis of high-school students’ perceptions about biotechnology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maria João Fonseca; Patrício Costa; Leonor Lencastre; Fernando Tavares

    2011-01-01

    Concerns about public understanding of biotechnology have motivated educational initiatives to improve students’ competency to make scientifically sustained decisions regarding controversial issues. Understanding students’ perceptions about biotechnology is essential to determine the effectiveness of these programmes. To assess how students’ perceptions are modulated, this study evaluates education and gender effects on knowledge, attitudes, interest, and importance given to biotechnology. Following

  16. Multidimensional Analysis of High-School Students' Perceptions about Biotechnology

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    Fonseca, Maria Joao; Costa, Patricio; Lencastre, Leonor; Tavares, Fernando

    2012-01-01

    Concerns about public understanding of biotechnology have motivated educational initiatives to improve students' competency to make scientifically sustained decisions regarding controversial issues. Understanding students' perceptions about biotechnology is essential to determine the effectiveness of these programmes. To assess how students'…

  17. Engineering Education Proposal Writing and Project Management Workshop

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    T. R. Rhoads

    2006-01-01

    Participants will be engaged in proven strategies and techniques for writing proposals to and managing projects for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Divisions of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and Engineering Education and Centers (EEC). Through hands-on activities, participants will learn how to a) analyze a program announcement\\/solicitation, b) align their project ideas with program goals, c) identify relevant prior work, and

  18. Assessing Workshop Models for Informal Educators: ASP's "Astronomy from the Ground Up” Experiment.

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    Manning, Jim; Gurton, S.; Hurst Schmitt, A.; Pompea, S.; Glass, M.; Haley, K.

    2011-01-01

    The classic workshop model for science educators in the past has been largely in situ: you show up somewhere, meet your fellow workshoppers, get personal treatment from instructors over several intensive days of content delivery, illustrative activities, and practice in technique, and try to incorporate what you've learned once you get back. But in an age when everybody's digitally connected, and many can't afford to travel, can an "online” workshop be as effective? This was a key question in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) NSF-funded project "Astronomy from the Ground Up,” designed to increase astronomy education capacity at small and medium-sized science and nature centers and museums around the U.S. Together with its institutional partners, the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) and the Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI), and a cadre of individual partners, the ASP conducted both on-site and online workshops and created an online community of practice to increase informal educator capacity to present astronomy to their audiences, and to evaluate the relative effectiveness of the on-site and online delivery schemes. The presenter(s) will share some initial results and findings of the project.

  19. Final Report: Northern Virginia Community College Training for Biotechnology Workers

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    Weiss, Johanna V

    2010-05-31

    The intent of this project was to expand Northern Virginia Community College's capability to offer training to support the Biotechnology Industry in the northern Virginia region. The general goal of this project was to create a College Biotechnology Program; specific goals of the project were to a) design curricula/courses to prepare students to become entry-level lab technicians, b) redesign and equip lab space to better suit the needs of the program, c) develop partnerships with the local industry through outreach and the formation on an advisory board, d) recruit students into the program, and e) provide instructional support for local high school teachers. At the end of the grant period, NOVA has successfully created two new curricula in biotechnology: an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Biotechnology (initiated in Fall 2008) and a Career Studies Certificate for Biotechnology Lab Technicians (to be initiated in Fall 2010). These curricula were designed with advice from an external advisory committee which is comprised of representatives from industry, transfer institutions and high school administrators. To date, almost all courses have been designed and piloted; the equipment needed for the courses and the initial supplies were paid for by the grant as was the re-modeling of some lab space to be used for the biotech courses. In order to market the program, the NOVA Biotech Program has also established relationships with the local high schools. Presentations were given at several local high schools and on-site workshops were held for high school students and teachers. As a result, close to 1000 students have attended program open houses, presentations within the high schools, or workshops held in the summer. Over 100 teachers have received information and/or training in biotechnology. These outreach efforts as well as high quality curricula have started to attract a number of students to the program – for example, there are currently 70 students enrolled in the A.A.S. program. The first students in the biotech program are expected to graduate in Spring 2011; already, students enrolled in the biotech program/courses have obtained jobs or internships in several local companies. Our current goal continues to be to foster the formation of a regional biotech education pipeline into the local industry which includes the recruitment of individuals into the NOVA Biotech Program, the training and graduation of highly-skilled lab technicians, and the placement of graduates in local biotech industry jobs.

  20. Sector Review: Workshops I and II. Pengian kebijakan, Subsektor Pendidikan, SD dan SMP. East Java Province, West Java Province, South Sulawes Province. Educational Policy and Planning Project.

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    Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.

    This publication contains the first two of three training workshop manuals designed to be used in conducting an update of the Indonesian Education and Human Resources Sector Assessment. Workshop I covers the basic concepts, skills, and methods needed to design subsector updates and develop a draft plan for update activities. Workshops II and III…

  1. Workshop - feminist engineering education: Building a community of practice

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    Alice L. Pawley; Donna Riley; Susan M. Lord; Trevor Harding

    2009-01-01

    As a result of a series of papers and special sessions held at FIE between 2004 and 2008, a community of CSET educators interested in exploring feminist pedagogies has formed at FIE. Past participants in these sessions have expressed a desire to learn more about what makes a set of pedagogies ¿feminist.¿ At the same time, there has been an

  2. Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education: A Workshop Summary

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    National Academies Press, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Chemistry graduate education is under considerable pressure. Pharmaceutical companies, long a major employer of synthetic organic chemists, are drastically paring back their research divisions to reduce costs. Chemical companies are opening new research and development facilities in Asia rather than in the United States to take advantage of…

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

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    Etling, Arlen

    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…

  4. Industrial Support of University Research in Biotechnology

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    David Blumenthal; Michael Gluck; Karen Seashore Louis; David Wise

    1986-01-01

    A 1984 study of biotechnology companies reveals that nearly one-half of all such firms fund research in universities. Industry may support as much as one-quarter of all biotechnology research in institutions of higher education. These investments seem to be yielding substantial benefits to involved firms. Per dollar invested, university research is generating more patent applications than is other company research.

  5. Career Pathways: Focus on Biotechnology

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    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.

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

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    Zoller, Uri

    2005-08-01

    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.

  7. Research in Biotechnology and

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    Ma, Yi

    Research in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois PROTEIN, CELL-Champaign, has a growing research focus in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering. More than half processes, tissue engineering, the development of sophisticated imaging techniques for biotechnology

  8. Technology Teachers' Beliefs about Biotechnology and Its Instruction in South Korea

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    Kwon, Hyuksoo; Chang, Mido

    2009-01-01

    The increased public awareness of the significance and necessity of biotechnology has encouraged educators to implement biotechnology instruction in various educational settings. One example is the great effort made by educational researchers and practitioners internationally to integrate biotechnology in technology education. Despite the gains in…

  9. In order to build up a system of international cooperative research in the field of animal biotechnology, animal stem cell engineering and healthcare biotechnology, the Graduate School

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    Takahashi, Ryo

    biotechnology, animal stem cell engineering and healthcare biotechnology, the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Spin-offs in Animal Biotechnology Project of Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program in Animal Biotechnology Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University Furo-cho, Chikusa

  10. Promoting Educator Contributions to Colorado's Vocational Education Curriculum Materials Development Efforts: Selected Papers and Synopses of Remarks Presented at the Curriculum Materials Development Workshop. Interim Report.

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    Goodwin, Margarette Y., Comp.

    This compilation of 14 papers presented at a curriculum materials development workshop for vocational educators includes the following topics: "Curriculum Concepts" by William D. Woolf, "Systems Approaches to Curriculum Development in Vocational Education" by James E. Wall, "Instructional Materials Laboratory: University of Missouri-Columbia" by…

  11. Managing Education for Rural Development. Report of the Advanced-Level Workshop on Education for Rural Development (New Delhi, March 17-26, 1977).

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

    Goals of a workshop bringing together 31 education and rural development specialists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, and India were to explore problems, synthesize experiences, and consider how to improve their programs of education for rural development. After giving individual country reports, participants…

  12. The Generalisation of Educational Innovations: The Administrator's Perspective. Contributions to a Workshop Held at the International Institute for Educational Planning (Paris, France, December 8-10, 1980).

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    Malpica, Carlos

    Twelve papers were presented at a 1980 International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) workshop on the generalization of educational innovations from the local to the national level. Six of these papers are published in this report, along with a substantial bibliography and an introductory chapter summarizing the papers and describing the…

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

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

    2004-01-01

    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.

  14. National Educators' Workshop: Update 2003. Standard Experiments in Engineering, Materials Science, and Technology. Part 2

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

    2004-01-01

    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.

  15. Future Changes in Dental Education. Report on a WHO Workshop (Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, June 6-10, 1988).

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    World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.

    This report presents issues discussed at a workshop on dental education that was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in collaboration with the Government of the USSR. Workshop issues included oral health care and health care planning, the role of dentists in the future, and future educational objectives for…

  16. "Educator-Industry Alliance for a Leading Workforce," an Act 48 Workshop panel for Teachers, hosted along with other associated nanotechnology seminars and

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    "Educator-Industry Alliance for a Leading Workforce," an Act 48 Workshop panel for Teachers, hosted in the future. Thus, the objective of the workshop's more focused education panel is to partner industrial for collaborative problem-solving and inquiry-based learning in the classroom based on industrial needs. Discussion

  17. Infusing Authentic Inquiry into Biotechnology

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    Hanegan, Nikki L.; Bigler, Amber

    2009-01-01

    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…

  18. Field of Expertise Biotechnology

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    Field of Expertise Human- & Biotechnology #12;Human- and biotechnology is one of the key possible by research in human- and biotechnology is not just restricted to medicine and pharmacy, but also laboratory to support introduction of medical products to the market. In the field of biotechnology, Graz

  19. carleton.ca Biotechnology

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    carleton.ca Biotechnology #12;We are in the midst of a biotechnological revolution, powered by our biotechnology research by our faculty and graduate students. Professors integrate some of the results with biotechnology professionals from the Ottawa region. Collaborative research programs exist between Carleton

  20. Biotechnology DEGREE PROGRAMME

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    Levi, Ran

    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

  1. College/University: 2000-2002 School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamarej University,

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    Education College/University: 2000-2002 School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamarej University, Madurai, India Highest degree: M.Sc. in Biotechnology Major Subjects: Biotechnology Projects received DBT (Department of Biotechnology) studentship for 2 years during my M.Sc. Have received

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

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    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

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

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    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

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

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    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

  5. The ARCTIC Workshop: An Interprofessional Education Activity in an Academic Health Sciences Center.

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    Sutherland, Susan E; Moline, Karen A

    2015-06-01

    The complex care required to address the needs of head and neck cancer patients requires interprofessional collaboration. Using the compelling narrative of a patient's journey through cancer treatment in the Canadian setting, the aim of this study was to engage health professions students to discover the importance of interprofessional care for complex patients, while delivering content on head and neck cancer care and providing training/experience in interprofessional education (IPE) facilitation to clinicians. In the study, 38 students from nine health disciplines participated in a three-hour workshop that included interactive presentations and facilitated small- and large-group activities. The Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS) was administered pre and post workshop to examine changes in students' attitudes and perceptions about IPE. Qualitative participant and facilitator feedback regarding the session was obtained using a structured questionnaire and debriefing sessions with each group. An overall improvement of scores on the IEPS was observed, while analyses of individual items showed improved scores on all items but one. Session feedback from students and facilitators was positive. The results suggest that combining case-based methods with interprofessional learning in the clinical setting allowed students to develop an appreciation for the complex needs of head and neck cancer patients and the need for collaboration to improve patient outcomes. PMID:26034027

  6. Microgravity Materials and Biotechnology Experiments

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    Vlasse, Marcus

    1998-01-01

    Presentation will deal with an overview of the Materials Science and Biotechnology/Crystal Growth flight experiments and their requirements for a successful execution. It will also deal with the hardware necessary to perform these experiments as well as the hardware requirements. This information will serve as a basis for the Abstract: workshop participants to review the poss7ibilifies for a low cost unmanned carrier and the simple automation to carry-out experiments in a microgravity environment with little intervention from the ground. The discussion will include what we have now and what will be needed to automate totally the hardware and experiment protocol at relatively low cost.

  7. BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM 20132014 HANDBOOK

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    Muzzio, Fernando J.

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

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

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    American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL.

    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);…

  9. Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology on the Internet: A Workshop (Description) for Educators in the New Millennium.

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    Ben-Jacob, Marion G.

    This paper describes plans for a four-day workshop for college and university faculty to provide instructors exposure to the workings of a successful online educational system and to open up for discussion such issues as what type of technological enhancements would facilitate the online teaching of mathematics and science courses, which have…

  10. 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

  11. Evaluation of Community Health Education Workshops among Chinese Older Adults in Chicago: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach

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    Dong, Xinqi; Li, Yawen; Chen, Ruijia; Chang, E-Shien; Simon, Melissa

    2013-01-01

    Background: Health education is one of the proven ways to improve knowledge and change health attitudes and behaviors. This study is intended to assess the effectiveness of five health workshops in a Chinese community, focusing on depression, elder abuse, nutrition, breast cancer and stroke. Methods: A community-based participatory research…

  12. Immigration Rules, Regulations, and Requirements and Foreign Student Enrollments. Southeast Florida Education Consortium Workshop (Miami, Florida, February 18, 1981).

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    Matthewson, Douglas E., Jr., Comp.

    Information is presented about a workshop on immigration documents, rules, regulations, and requirements associated with international students and nonimmigrant alien students. Twenty-six members of the Southeast Florida Educational Consortium participated, representing campus admissions and registrars offices, international student programs, and…

  13. Resource Identification Workshops and Forum for Resource Sharing, 1979. A Report to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia.

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    Brown, Gloria Terwilliger

    This report describes a series of workshops and a forum held to identify and assess existing collections in Northern Virginia institutions (libraries, universities, agencies, etc.) in the following subject areas: non-print materials, children's literature, consumer education, health sciences, library and information science, local history and…

  14. 1st LEGE-WG international workshop on e-Learning and GRID Technologies: Educational models for GRID based services.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  16. Biochemical Education in Colombia and Peru: Report on IUB Workshops Held in Cali, Colombia, 3-6 July 1990 and Lima, Peru, 9-13 July 1990.

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    Wood, E. J., Ed.

    1991-01-01

    Summarizes the activities at the International Union of Biochemistry workshops held in Cali, Colombia, and Lima, Peru, during July 1990. Includes background about the education systems at the college level in these two countries, current teaching practices, and recommendations drafted by the workshop participants. (JJK)

  17. 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).

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

    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…

  18. The Teacher's Role. Implementing Title IX and Attaining Sex Equity: A Workshop Package for Elementary-Secondary Educators. Outline and Participants' Materials for Application Sessions for Teachers.

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    McCune, Shirley; And Others

    This 2-day workshop package was developed to address the needs of elementary and secondary school teachers with regard to Title IX and sex equity. The role of elementary and secondary school teachers in reinforcing sex fairness and in eliminating sex bias in teacher education curricula and in the classroom is the focus of the workshop. The…

  19. Biotechnology Laboratory Spring 2012

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    CH369T Biotechnology Laboratory Spring 2012 Instructor: Dr. Gene McDonald Office: WEL 3.270C Phone, and at the same time to introduce you to issues associated with various biotechnology laboratory operations. After

  20. Biotechnology Skills Standards

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    Here users will find an assortment of Bioscience/Agricultural Biotechnology Skills Standards. These should be useful for development of new programs as well as for comparisons with existing programs. The sections discussed are: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Skill Standards, Combined Bioscience/Agricultural Biotechnology Skill Standards, Agricultural Biotechnology Skill Standards, Bioscience Industry Skill Standards, National Association of Scientific Materials Managers, ACAP Austin Competency Analysis Profile - Biotechnology, Making Skill Standards Work, and Window on the Workplace.

  1. biotechnologies: technology, choice

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    Sussex, University of

    Emerging biotechnologies: technology, choice and the public good #12;Nuf eld Council on Bioethics on Bioethics or visit the website. http://www.espcolour.co.uk #12;Emerging biotechnologies: technology, choice-opted member of the Council while chairing the Working Party on Emerging biotechnologies: technology, choice

  2. Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology

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    Howie, Jim

    Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology No one knows how many species live in the sea Biodiversity & Biotechnology. The CMBB was established in 1999 to tackle the challenges of understanding marine biodiversity, unlock the biotechnological potential of marine organisms and understand how marine life can cope

  3. Distance Education in Higher Education. Inter-Country Study Visit-cum-Mobile Workshop (Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, September 6-16, 1983).

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

    The outcome of a study workshop with participants from 11 Asian and Pacific countries, this report is broadly divided into four chapters. The first gives an overview of the philosophical concept and challenges of distance education at the higher education level in the context of this region. The second chapter contains synopses of reports…

  4. Final report, International Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology

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    Wise, Donald L.

    2000-03-20

    This meeting included technical presentations of state-of-the-art research which were integrated with tutorials and workshops by practicing technologies in the broad field of environmental biotechnology. This meeting was designed to be, in every respect, truly global. Over 150 excellent abstracts from around the world were accepted. For example, presentations were heard from technical workers in Southeast Asia, Russia, China, Europe, North Africa, India, and the US. By having these selected presenters, as well as identified experienced tutors with focused workshops, all participants benefited from this interactive symposium. A number of social events further promoted informal exchange of ideas, discussions of technical problems, and exploration of new applications. This international symposium on environmental biotechnology was on the campus of Northeastern University but all Boston area universities were included and participated using designed conference Co-Chairs. This symposium, with an attendance of several hundred people, was considered a major success. Workers with experience in one area of environmental biotechnology learned from the wealth of established backgrounds of those in other areas of environmental biotechnology. To formally disseminate conference results, it was pre-arranged that all technical presentations were reviewed for formal publications.

  5. Regional Workshop on Inclusive Education: "Getting All Children into School and Helping Them Learn" (Bangkok, Thailand, October 19-21, 2004). Final Report

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    Online Submission, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Inclusive education addresses the learning needs of all children with a specific focus on those who are vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion. It calls for all children to participate in schooling and be treated equally. The workshop explores the fundamental elements for inclusive education within the framework of Education for All (EFA)…

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

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    Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).

    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,"…

  7. 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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2011-06-01

    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.

  9. Montana State University 1 Biotechnology

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana State University 1 Biotechnology Note: MSU's programs in the biological sciences options see Biological Sciences at MSU. Biotechnology Modern research in cellular and molecular biology biotechnology industries are involved in developing products to maintain biodiversity, restore soil and water

  10. Unload, Don't Overload: A Workshop Model on Stress in Education.

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    Bayerl, John A.; MacKenzie, Thomas E.

    1981-01-01

    Describes a workshop model designed to make participants aware of several important concepts related to stress and stress management. Questions discussed in group format seek to identify sources of stress and methods of coping. Advantages of the workshop model are noted and a team approach is suggested. (RC)

  11. Faculty Development in Higher Education: Long-Term Impact of a Summer Teaching and Learning Workshop

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    Persellin, Diane; Goodrick, Terry

    2010-01-01

    Past participants of the Associated Colleges of the South Summer Teaching and Learning Workshop were surveyed to determine long-term impact of this type of professional development experience. Results indicate a large majority of participants across rank and academic discipline continued to view the workshop as effective and valued feedback from…

  12. 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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    Hazelden Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

    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…

  13. Distance Learning Systems and Structures--Training of Distance Educators. Report of a Sub-Regional Workshop. Vol. I. (Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 5-18, 1984).

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

    This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop whose objectives were to: (1) review and examine the functions of distance educational systems for the nine participating countries with respect to the training needs of staff responsible for distance education; (2) review, examine, and refine a draft training manual and develop exemplar modules…

  14. How is like oncology nursing education in other countries? In this workshop, graduate students from three Asian countries will introduce Current status and issues of Oncology

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    Tanaka, Jiro

    How is like oncology nursing education in other countries? In this workshop, graduate students from three Asian countries will introduce Current status and issues of Oncology Nursing. Let's Share issues the back) Expected participantsgraduate students, clinicians, educators in oncology nursing (Welcome

  15. Student Content Knowledge Increases after Participation in a Hands-on Biotechnology Intervention

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    Bigler, Amber M.; Hanegan, Nikki L.

    2011-01-01

    Implementing biotechnology education through hands-on teaching methods should be considered by secondary biology teachers. This study is an experimental research design to examine increased student content knowledge in biotechnology after a hands-on biotechnology intervention. The teachers from both school groups participated in, Project Crawfish,…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  17. Infusing Authentic Inquiry into Biotechnology

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    Hanegan, Nikki L.; Bigler, Amber

    2009-10-01

    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.

  18. Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

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    C A B M Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine http://cabm.umdnj.edu 2002 Report By Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and by The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine 2 CONTENTS Director's Overview 3 Research Programs and Laboratories 5

  19. Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

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    C A B M Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine http://www.cabm.rutgers.edu 2009 Annual Administered By Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and by the University of Medicine and Dentistry;__________________________________________________________________________________ Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine 2 CONTENTS Director's Overview 3 Research Programs

  20. Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

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    C A B M Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine http://cabm.umdnj.edu 2005 Report By Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and by The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine 2 CONTENTS Director's Overview 3 Research Programs and Laboratories 5

  1. Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

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    C A B M Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine http://cabm.umdnj.edu 2004 Report By Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and by The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine 2 CONTENTS Director's Overview 3 Research Programs and Laboratories 5

  2. Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

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    C A B M Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine http://cabm.umdnj.edu 2008 Report By Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey;__________________________________________________________________________________ Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine 2 CONTENTS Director's Overview 3 Research Programs

  3. Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

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    C A B M Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine http://cabm.umdnj.edu 2003 Report By Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and by The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine 2 CONTENTS Director's Overview 3 Research Programs and Laboratories 5

  4. Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

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    C A B M Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine http://cabm.umdnj.edu 2007 Report By Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine 2 CONTENTS Director's Overview 3 Research Programs and Laboratories 6

  5. Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

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    C A B M Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine http://cabm.umdnj.edu 2002 Report By Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and by The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine 2 CONTENTS Director's Overview 3 Research Programs and Laboratories

  6. Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

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    C A B M Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine http://cabm.umdnj.edu 2006 Report By Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine 2 CONTENTS Director's Overview 3 Research Programs and Laboratories 5

  7. Biotechnology Laboratory Methods.

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    Davis, Robert H.; Kompala, Dhinakar S.

    1989-01-01

    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.…

  8. Lipases for biotechnology

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    Karl-Erich Jaeger; Thorsten Eggert

    2002-01-01

    Lipases constitute the most important group of biocatalysts for biotechnological applications. The high-level production of microbial lipases requires not only the efficient overexpression of the corresponding genes but also a detailed understanding of the molecular mechanisms governing their folding and secretion. The optimisation of industrially relevant lipase properties can be achieved by directed evolution. Furthermore, novel biotechnological applications have been

  9. 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

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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

  11. Successfully Engaging Scientists in NASA Education and Public Outreach: Examples from a Teacher Professional Development Workshop Series and a Planetary Analog Festival

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    Jones, A. P.; Hsu, B. C.; Bleacher, L.; Shaner, A. J.

    2014-12-01

    The Lunar Workshops for Educators are a series of weeklong workshops for grade 6-9 science teachers focused on lunar science and exploration, sponsored by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). These workshops have been held across the country for the past five years, in places underserved with respect to NASA workshops and at LRO team member institutions. MarsFest is a planetary analog festival that has been held annually in Death Valley National Park since 2012, made possible with support from the Curiosity (primarily the Sample Analysis at Mars) Education and Public Outreach team, NASA's Ames Research Center, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the SETI Institute, and Death Valley National Park. Both the Lunar Workshops for Educators and MarsFest rely strongly on scientist engagement for their success. In the Lunar Workshops, scientists and engineers give talks for workshop participants, support facility tours and field trips, and, where possible, have lunch with the teachers to interact with them in a less formal setting. Teachers have enthusiastically appreciated and benefited from all of these interactions, and the scientists and engineers also provide positive feedback about their involvement. In MarsFest, scientists and engineers give public presentations and take park visitors on field trips to planetary analog sites. The trips are led by scientists who do research at the field trip sites whenever possible. Surveys of festival participants indicate an appreciation for learning about scientific research being conducted in the park from the people involved in that research, and scientists and engineers report enjoying sharing their work with the public through this program. The key to effective scientist engagement in all of the workshops and festivals has been a close relationship and open communication between the scientists and engineers and the activity facilitators. I will provide more details about both of these programs, how scientists and engineers are involved in them, and offer suggestions for others who would like to engage scientists and engineers in similar activities.

  12. Biotechnology Training Courses at the National Institutes of Health

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    2012-07-24

    This website provides information regarding post-graduate biotechnology courses led by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.

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

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    H. M. K. Al-Naimiy; CYNTHIA P. CELEBRE; KHALIL CHAMCHAM; H. S. PADMASIRI DE ALWIS; MARIA C. PINEDA DE CARIAS; HANS J. HAUBOLD; A. E. Troche Boggino

    2000-01-01

    Since 1990, the United Nations in cooperation with the European Space Agency\\u000ais holding annually a workshop on basic space science for the benefit of the\\u000aworldwide development of astronomy. These workshops have been held in countries\\u000aof Asia and the Pacific (India, Sri Lanka), Latin America and the Caribbean\\u000a(Costa Rica, Colombia, Honduras), Africa (Nigeria), Western Asia (Egypt,\\u000aJordan),

  14. Applying Instructional Design Theories to Bioinformatics Education in Microarray Analysis and Primer Design Workshops

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    2005-01-01

    The need to support bioinformatics training has been widely recognized by scientists, industry, and government institutions. However, the discussion of instructional methods for teaching bioinformatics is only beginning. Here we report on a systematic attempt to design two bioinformatics workshops for graduate biology students on the basis of Gagne's Conditions of Learning instructional design theory. This theory, although first published in the early 1970s, is still fundamental in instructional design and instructional technology. First, top-level as well as prerequisite learning objectives for a microarray analysis workshop and a primer design workshop were defined. Then a hierarchy of objectives for each workshop was created. Hands-on tutorials were designed to meet these objectives. Finally, events of learning proposed by Gagne's theory were incorporated into the hands-on tutorials. The resultant manuals were tested on a small number of trainees, revised, and applied in 1-day bioinformatics workshops. Based on this experience and on observations made during the workshops, we conclude that Gagne's Conditions of Learning instructional design theory provides a useful framework for developing bioinformatics training, but may not be optimal as a method for teaching it. PMID:16220141

  15. Modern biotechnology in China.

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    Wang, Qing-Zhao; Zhao, Xue-Ming

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, with the booming economy, the Chinese government has increased its financial input to biotechnology research, which has led to remarkable achievements by China in modern biotechnology. As one of the key parts of modern biotechnology, industrial biotechnology will be crucial for China's sustainable development in this century. This review presents an overview of Chinese industrial biotechnology in last 10 years. Modern biotechnology had been classified into metabolic engineering and systems biology framework. Metabolic engineering is a field of broad fundamental and practical concept so we integrated the related technology achievements into the real practices of many metabolic engineering cases, such as biobased products production, environmental control and others. Now metabolic engineering is developing towards the systems level. Chinese researchers have also embraced this concept and have contributed invaluable things in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and related bioinformatics. A series of advanced laboratories or centers were established which will represent Chinese modern biotechnology development in the near future. At the end of this review, metabolic network research advances have also been mentioned. PMID:19626302

  16. Bioethics and biotechnology

    PubMed Central

    2007-01-01

    Biotechnology is at the intersection of science and ethics. Technological developments are shaped by an ethical vision, which in turn is shaped by available technology. Much in biotechnology can be celebrated for how it benefits humanity. But technology can have a darker side. Biotechnology can produce unanticipated consequences that cause harm or dehumanise people. The ethical implications of proposed developments must be carefully examined. The ethical assessment of new technologies, including biotechnology, requires a different approach to ethics. Changes are necessary because new technology can have a more profound impact on the world; because of limitations with a rights-based approach to ethics; because of the importance and difficulty of predicting consequences; and because biotechnology now manipulates humans themselves. The ethical questions raised by biotechnology are of a very different nature. Given the potential to profoundly change the future course of humanity, such questions require careful consideration. Rather than focussing on rights and freedoms, wisdom is needed to articulate our responsibilities towards nature and others, including future generations. The power and potential of biotechnology demands caution to ensure ethical progress. PMID:19003197

  17. Can a 3-hour educational workshop and the provision of practical tools encourage family physicians to prescribe physical activity as medicine? A pre–post study

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    Windt, Johann; Windt, Adriaan; Davis, Jennifer; Petrella, Robert; Khan, Karim

    2015-01-01

    Objectives To increase, in our sample, the proportion of family physicians who provided their patients with written physical activity prescriptions after the delivery of a 3-hour educational workshop with the provision of practical tools to facilitate behaviour change. Design A pre–post study. Setting Abbotsford and Mission, British Columbia. Participants All 158 physicians registered with the Abbotsford (121) or Mission (37) Divisions of Family Practice were invited to participate. Intervention A 3-hour educational workshop combined with practical tools. Educational content of the workshop included (1) assessing patients’ physical activity levels, (2) using motivational interviewing techniques to encourage physical activity and (3) providing written physical activity prescriptions when appropriate. Practical tools to facilitate physician behaviour changes included a ‘physical activity vital sign’, and copies of the Exercise is Medicine Canada Prescription Pad. Participating physicians completed a bespoke questionnaire before and 4?weeks after their attendance at the workshop. Outcome measures The primary outcome was the change in the proportion of family physicians who reported providing written physical activity prescriptions. Exploratory outcomes included changes in other physical activity prescription behaviours, the perceived importance of various barriers to prescription, and knowledge and confidence in regards to physical activity prescription. McNemar's test evaluated changes in proportions before and after the workshop, while Wilcoxon signed-rank tests evaluated changes in Likert data. Results 25 family physicians completed the baseline questionnaire and attended the workshop, with 100% follow-up response rate. The proportion of family physicians who reported providing written physical activity prescriptions in their clinical practice increased significantly (p<0.05), from 10 (40%) at baseline to 17 (68%) 4?weeks after the intervention. Conclusions Educational workshops combined with practical tools appear to be a promising method to encourage the use of written physical activity prescriptions among family physicians in this setting, over the short term. PMID:26141304

  18. Workshop on the Development of Educational Personnel to Meet the Employment and Job Placement Needs of Handicapped Persons (Donaldson Brown Center for Continuing Education, Blacksburg, Virginia, January 13-15, 1977).

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    Sheppard, N. Alan, Ed.; Pais, Nanette, Ed.

    This document features the proceedings of a 3-day workshop which highlighted a 12-month project focusing on educational personnel who work with the handicapped. The document contains four major addresses: "An Overview of the Expanding Federal Commitments to Vocational Education and Employment of Handicapped Individuals" by William Halloran;…

  19. Biotechnology Lab Tech

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    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.

  20. (Photosynthesis and biotechnology)

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    Greenbaum, E.

    1987-12-02

    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.

  1. Improving biotechnology communication.

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    Weitze, Marc-Denis; Pühler, Alfred

    2013-09-01

    Successful dialog between science and the public is vital for the development and introduction of new technologies. The National Academy of Science and Engineering in Germany has analysed experiences gained from controversies and communication strategies surrounding green genetic engineering and other fields of biotechnology, from a communications and social science viewpoint, as well as a historical perspective. From this, recommendations on how to communicate biotechnology in the future, with objectivity and balance, have been derived. PMID:23801558

  2. Books on biotechnology

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    Not Available

    1984-11-12

    The books selected for this review could serve to establish or strengthen the background of the chemical engineer who seeks to enter the field of biotechnology, which is described as a field linking three different branches of science - microbiology, biochemistry and engineering. Nineteen books on biotechnology under the headings Science, Genetic Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biomass Energy, Directories and sourcebook are reviewed and titles of five other books received too late for comment given.

  3. Educational Approach to Seismic Risk Mitigation in Indian Himalayas -Hazard Map Making Workshops at High Schools-

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    Koketsu, K.; Oki, S.; Kimura, M.; Chadha, R. K.; Davuluri, S.

    2014-12-01

    How can we encourage people to take preventive measures against damage risks and empower them to take the right actions in emergencies to save their lives? The conventional approach taken by scientists had been disseminating intelligible information on up-to-date seismological knowledge. However, it has been proven that knowledge alone does not have enough impact to modify people's behaviors in emergencies (Oki and Nakayachi, 2012). On the other hand, the conventional approach taken by practitioners had been to conduct emergency drills at schools or workplaces. The loss of many lives from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake has proven that these emergency drills were not enough to save people's lives, unless they were empowered to assess the given situation on their own and react flexibly. Our challenge is to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice. With reference to best practices observed in Tohoku, such as The Miracles of Kamaishi, our endeavor is to design an effective Disaster Preparedness Education Program that is applicable to other disaster-prone regions in the world, even with different geological, socio-economical and cultural backgrounds. The key concepts for this new approach are 1) empowering individuals to take preventive actions to save their lives, 2) granting community-based understanding of disaster risks and 3) building a sense of reality and relevancy to disasters. With these in mind, we held workshops at some high schools in the Lesser Himalayan Region, combining lectures with an activity called "Hazard Map Making" where students proactively identify and assess the hazards around their living areas and learn practical strategies on how to manage risks. We observed the change of awareness of the students by conducting a preliminary questionnaire survey and interviews after each session. Results strongly implied that the significant change of students' attitudes towards disaster preparedness occurred not by the lectures of scientific knowledge, but after completing the whole program of activities. Students closed their presentation by spontaneously adding messages to others about importance of life and preparedness. In this presentation, we share good practices in terms of program design and facilitation that encouraged the transition of participants from a learner to an actor.

  4. Consumer e-health education in HIV/AIDS: a pilot study of a web-based video workshop

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    O'Grady, Laura A

    2006-01-01

    Background Members of the HIV/AIDS community are known to use web-based tools to support learning about treatment issues. Initial research indicated components such as message forums or web-based documentation were effectively used by persons with HIV/AIDS. Video has also shown promise as a technology to aid consumer health education. However, no research has been published thus far investigating the impact of web-based environments combining these components in an educational workshop format. Methods In this qualitative study HIV/AIDS community members provided feedback on an integrated web-based consumer health education environment. Participants were recruited through organizations that serve the HIV/AIDS community located in Toronto, Canada. Demographics, data on Internet use, including messages exchanged in the study environment were collected. A group interview provided feedback on usability of the study environment, preferences for information formats, use of the message forum, and other sources for learning about treatment information. Results In this pilot study analysis of the posted messages did not demonstrate use for learning of the workshop content. Participants did not generally find the environment of value for learning about treatment information. However, participants did share how they were meeting these needs. It was indicated that a combination of resources are being used to find and discuss treatment information, including in-person sources. Conclusion More research on the ways in which treatment information needs are being met by HIV/AIDS community members and how technology fits in this process is necessary before investing large amounts of money into web-based interventions. Although this study had a limited number of participants, the findings were unexpected and, therefore, of interest to those who intend to implement online consumer health education initiatives or interventions. PMID:16504148

  5. The Training of Primary Science Educators--A Workshop Approach. Science and Technology Education Document Series No. 13.

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    Harlen, Wynne, Ed.

    This seven-chapter document is designed for individuals who train preservice and inservice teachers and for individuals who train the teacher trainers. Chapter 1 (an introduction by Wynne Harlen) summarizes subsequent chapters. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 provide some general theoretical discussion about workshops. They are, respectively: "Learning and…

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

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    King, Chris

    2014-01-01

    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…

  7. Matching Actions and Challenges: Report of a National Science Foundation Workshop on Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Education in Two-Year Colleges (May 13-14, 1991).

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    National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.

    The focus of this workshop was to reaffirm the important role that two-year colleges often serve as institutions of choice for minority and other underrepresented student populations. In addition, two-year colleges are particularly well positioned to contribute to pre-college education through scientific literacy programs, teacher enhancement…

  8. Report of the National Science Foundation Workshop on the Dissemination and Transfer of Innovation in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education (May 1-3, 1990).

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    Breslin, Richard D., Ed.

    This report describes the findings of the 1990 National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop on the Dissemination and Transfer of Innovation in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education, and the resulting recommendations for action to the NSF, to university administration and faculty, to professional societies and journals, and to industry. The…

  9. MAKING SENS: SCIENCE EDUCATION NETWORKS OF SENSORS Omron Sponsored Workshop of the Media X Program (http://mediax.stanford.edu/flash/home.html)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 MAKING SENS: SCIENCE EDUCATION NETWORKS OF SENSORS Omron Sponsored Workshop of the Media X) Friday, October 3, 2003 Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning @Wallenberg Hall, Stanford University's Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL) to brainstorm on the use of data probes, sensors

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  11. 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).

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    Collis, Betty, Ed.; And Others

    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…

  12. Educational Information: Problems and Issues, and Strategies for Resolving Them. Report of a Regional Workshop (Tokyo, Japan, February 1-23, 1983).

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    National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).

    Proceedings of a Pacific regional workshop to identify developments and problems in educational information services are presented in four chapters. In chapter 1, seminar objectives and participants are listed. Objectives were to review and exchange experiences on the existing information systems and services; to identify crucial issues related to…

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

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

    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…

  14. Workshop on Patient Education Programing Proceedings (Marriottsville, Maryland, April 30-May 3, 1973).

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    Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore.

    The workshop was attended by 72 participants representing a variety of health agencies. The disciplines they represented included medicine; nursing, hospital, and public health; psychology; nutrition and dietetics; social work; rehabilitation; occupational, physical, and speech therapy; volunteer and juvenile service work; counseling; training;…

  15. Insights into Participants' Behaviours in Educational Games, Simulations and Workshops: A Catastrophe Theory Application to Motivation.

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    Cryer, Patricia

    1988-01-01

    Develops models for participants' behaviors in games, simulations, and workshops based on Catastrophe Theory and Herzberg's two-factor theory of motivation. Examples are given of how these models can be used, both for describing and understanding the behaviors of individuals, and for eliciting insights into why participants behave as they do. (11…

  16. A Scholarship Workshop Program to Improve Underrepresented Student Access to Higher Education

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    Murr, Christopher D.

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the effectiveness of a scholarship workshop program to better prepare low socio-economic and minority students to compete for collegiate scholarships. The study involves 1,367 high risk 9th to 12th grade students in Texas. Analysis of the pre- and post tests, using a t-test for dependent variables, indicates a statistically…

  17. The Dacum Workshop. Dacum 2.

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    Mitchell, Barbara J.

    This booklet, the second in a series of four volumes on the Designing a Curriculum (Dacum) process, is intended to familiarize prospective Dacum workshop participants with the goals and procedures of the workshop. The first section of the booklet comprises a description of a Dacum workshop as a means of bringing together educators and employers to…

  18. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The last two decades have shown remarkable advances in the field of biotechnology. We have processes using biotechnology to produce materials from commodity chemicals to pharmaceuticals. The application to agriculture has shown the introduction of transgenic crops with pesticidal...

  19. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The last two decades have shown remarkable advances in the field of biotechnology. We hav processes using biotechnology to produce materials from commodity chemicals to pharmaceuticals. The application to agriculture gas shown the introduction of transgenic crops with pesticidal ...

  20. Projector Center. What Is Biotechnology?

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    Belzer, Bill; Case, Christine L.

    1990-01-01

    Presented is a menu designed to illustrate some classical examples of fermentation. This may be used to discuss biotechnology from a technological perspective. Other examples of biotechnology used in the foods industry are described. (CW)

  1. Opportunities for biotechnology and policy

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Despite being introduced more than a decade ago, agricultural biotechnology still remains framed in controversy impacting both the global economy and international regulations. Controversies surrounding agricultural biotechnology produced crops and foods commonly focus on human and environmental sa...

  2. 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.

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

    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…

  3. National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce

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    The National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce is an organization that seeks to connect prospective students and employees with the industry and industry standards. To that end, this website provides educational guidelines and tips, information on positions available, appropriate web links, and relevant news articles. Students can peruse listings of positions and consider what education they will need in order to join the field, while teachers can use the educational resources available in their own classrooms, or change their syllabi as industry requirements change and technological advancements create new processes.

  4. Dictionary of biotechnology

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    Coombs, J.M.

    1985-01-01

    Biotechnology draws upon a number of scientific and technological disciplines - chemistry and chemical engineering, biochemistry and biochemical engineering, biology, microbiology, genetics and agriculture and immunology. Those working in this field are unlikely to have a background or training in more than one or two, yet still need to understand the language of the others. This book explains terms, procedures and processes encountered in biotechnology. Some of the subject areas covered are: fermentation; brewing, vaccine production; plant tissue culture; antibiotic production; production and use of enzymes; biomass; byproduct recovery and effluent treatment.

  5. Agave biotechnology: an overview.

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    Nava-Cruz, Naivy Y; Medina-Morales, Miguel A; Martinez, José L; Rodriguez, R; Aguilar, Cristóbal N

    2014-07-24

    Abstract Agaves are plants of importance both in Mexican culture and economy and in other Latin-American countries. Mexico is reported to be the place of Agave origin, where today, scientists are looking for different industrial applications without compromising its sustainability and preserving the environment. To make it possible, a deep knowledge of all aspects involved in production process, agro-ecological management and plant biochemistry and physiology is required. Agave biotechnology research has been focusing on bio-fuels, beverages, foods, fibers, saponins among others. In this review, we present the advances and challenges of Agave biotechnology. PMID:25058832

  6. Biotechnology Through Time

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    The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

    2007-01-01

    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.

  7. Astro-Science Workshop: Education and Public Outreach at the Adler Planetarium

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    Lauren R. Grodnicki; M. Hammergren; A. Puckett

    2006-01-01

    Astro-Science Workshop, a 43-year-old program, is a unique opportunity for research astronomers at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago to work with gifted area high school students on project-based learning. In its current form, ASW is funded by a fellowship from the NSF and run by a graduate student from the University of Chicago. The immersion program is as much a

  8. Plant biotechnology and developing countries

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    Gary H. Toenniessen; John OToole

    1995-01-01

    This paper reviews the tools applied in plant biotechnology and explores the prospects for biotechnology to generate benefits for developing countries. Possible near-term applications are identified. Needed capability in biological research, intellectual property management and biosafety are outlined. The experience of the Rockefeller Foundation in helping to build capacity to use the tools in developing countries is described. Plant biotechnology

  9. The Ohio Science Workbook: Biotechnology.

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    Reames, Spencer E., Comp.

    Because of the daily impact of biotechnology, it is important that students have some knowledge and experience with biotechnology in order to enable them to deal with the issues that arise as a result of its implementation. The purpose of this workbook is to assist in the efforts to expose students to the concepts of biotechnology through hands-on…

  10. Biotechnology SchoolofMedicalSciences

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    Levi, Ran

    BSc (Hons) Biotechnology Degree Programme Guide 2014-15 SchoolofMedicalSciences #12;BSc (Hons) Biotechnology · Introduction · Degree Aims and Outcomes · General Enquiries · General Requirements · Industrial Requirements Year 1 - Year 2 - Year 3 - Year 4 Introduction Biotechnology is the use of organisms to perform

  11. 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

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

    2007-01-01

    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

  12. OVERVIEW OF CROP BIOTECHNOLOGY

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The influence of crop biotechnology on outcomes of agricultural practices and economics is readily evidenced by the escalating acreage of genetically engineered crops, all occurring in a relatively short time span. Until the mid 1990s, virtually no acreage was planted with commercial genetically mo...

  13. Biotechnologies and Human Dignity

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    Sweet, William; Masciulli, Joseph

    2011-01-01

    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…

  14. Careers in Biotechnology

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    Teachers' Domain presents this interactive lesson which details the roles that biotechnology professionals play in health care, including a wide variety of jobs. Several career paths are explored: research and development, manufacturing and production, quality control and assurance, and clinical research. On the site, visitors will also find a supplemental background essay, discussion questions, and standards alignment from Teachers' Domain.

  15. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

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    Yang, Jian

    Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry A new generation of sodium chloride porogen for tissue engineering. Sodium chloride (NaCl) is the most commonly used porogen, but the current grinding and sieving control salt crystal sizes down to a few microns within a narrow size distribution. The resulting Na

  16. Biotechnological production of vanillin

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    H. Priefert; J. Rabenhorst; A. Steinbüchel

    2001-01-01

    Vanillin is one of the most important aromatic flavor compounds used in foods, beverages, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals and is produced on a scale of more than 10 thousand tons per year by the industry through chemical synthesis. Alternative biotechnology-based approaches for the production are based on bioconversion of lignin, phenolic stilbenes, isoeugenol, eugenol, ferulic acid, or aromatic amino acids, and

  17. Book Review Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

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    Mallela, Krishna M. G.

    and whole cell-based therapeutics such as stem cells. The future of pharmaceuticals belongs to protein chromatographic purification via size-exclusion, ion-exchange, hydrophobic interaction or affinity) and proteinBook Review Pharmaceutical Biotechnology ­ Concepts and Applications GaryWalsh Wiley, Chichester

  18. Equip a Biotechnology Lab

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

  19. Extended Biotechnology Courses

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    Heitz, Judi

    The Sweetwater Union High School District has prepared this series of Biotechnology courses for underserved high school students. These courses emphasizes the required knowledge from state standards as well as the skills required for entry level employment. Each includes sample assessments for each objective. Users may click on each of the two courses to download the materials in PDF file format.

  20. Chitin Biotechnology Applications

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    Shigehiro Hirano

    1996-01-01

    This review article describes the current status of the production and consumption of chitin and chitosan, and their current practical applications in biotechnology with some attempted uses. The applications include: 1) cationic agents for polluted waste-water treatment, 2) agricultural materials, 3) food and feed additives, 4) hypocholesterolemic agents, 5) biomedical and pharmaceutical materials, 6) wound-healing materials, 7) blood anticoagulant, antithrombogenic

  1. Plant Biotechnology in China

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    Jikun Huang; Scott Rozelle; Carl Pray; Qinfang Wang

    2002-01-01

    A survey of China's plant biotechnologists shows that China is developing the largest plant biotechnology capacity outside of North America. The list of genetically modified plant technologies in trials, including rice, wheat, potatoes, and peanuts, is impressive and differs from those being worked on in other countries. Poor farmers in China are cultivating more area of genetically modified plants than

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

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    Van Boxtel, Herman

    This final report summarizes results of a 1991 conference of an Educational Research Workshop on gifted children and adolescents held by the Council of Cultural Cooperation. The report identifies major points from the keynote papers and then summarizes the discussions of the working groups. The contents of the keynote papers and the discussions…

  3. 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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    Agogino, Alice M.

    an Untethered Educational Digital Library" (with A. Dong), Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop, CA 94720-1740 +1 510 643 1819 aagogino@me.berkeley.edu ABSTRACT Digital libraries, such as the SMETE Digital Library at UC Berkeley (www.smete.org), are quickly becoming mainstream tools for science

  4. Summative Evaluation of Workshops. Summer, 1977.

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    Perritt, Lea J., Ed.; Mertens, Donna M., Ed.

    A series of nine workshops delivered via satellite under the Appalachian Education Satellite Project (AESP) during the summer of 1977 was evaluated in terms of participant characteristics and workshop effectiveness. Workshop topics included special education, child abuse, diagnostic and prescriptive reading instruction, cardiovascular physical…

  5. Agricultural Biotechnology Technician. National Voluntary Occupational Skill Standards.

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    National Future Farmers of America Foundation, Madison, WI.

    The skill standards in this document were developed as a result of meetings between representatives of the agricultural industry and educational institutions to determine the skills and educational preparation required of an agricultural biotechnology technician, verified by technicians working in laboratories, greenhouses, animal facilities, and…

  6. Australian Undergraduate Biotechnology Student Attitudes towards the Teaching of Ethics

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    Lysaght, Tamra; Rosenberger, Philip J., III; Kerridge, Ian

    2006-01-01

    In recent years, ethics has become part of most tertiary biotechnology curricula. There is, however, considerable variation in the extent and manner of ethics education provided to students in different institutions. In addition, the perceived need that students and employers have regarding ethics education, and the aims and expected outcomes of…

  7. 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).

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

    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…

  8. Blending Better Beverage Options: A Nutrition Education and Experiential Workshop for Youths

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    Isoldi, Kathy K.; Dolar, Veronika

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To reduce intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in youths as a means to reduce obesity risk. Methods. Youths 5–14 years old attending a summer program were given a two-hour workshop addressing the sugar content in SSBs, the health risks from drinking SSBs, and hands-on preparation as well as tastings of low-sugar beverage alternatives. Data on usual intake of SSBs was obtained at baseline, and pre- and postprogram surveys were conducted to gauge change in knowledge and/or attitudes regarding SSBs. Results. There were 128 participants (63% male) in the program. SSBs were commonly consumed with over 80% reporting regular consumption (mean daily intake 17.9 ounces). Significant increase in knowledge regarding the sugar content of commonly consumed SSBs was achieved; however change in attitudes was not significant. The large majority of youths reported enjoying the workshop and intention to reduce intake of SSBs following program participation. Conclusion. SSBs are commonly consumed by youths. Knowledge regarding the sugar content of SSBs is easier to impart to youths than influencing attitudes held about these beverages. Long-term interventions that reach out to parents and address the widespread availability of SSBs are needed to influence resistant attitudes and beverage choosing behaviors in youths. PMID:25874119

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

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    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

    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

  10. Evaluating the impact of an intensive education workshop on evidence-informed decision making knowledge, skills, and behaviours: a mixed methods study

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    2014-01-01

    Background Health professionals require a unique set of knowledge and skills in order to meet increasing expectations to use research evidence to inform practice and policy decisions. They need to be able to find, access, interpret, and apply the best available research evidence, along with information about patient preferences, clinical expertise, and the clinical context and resources, to such decisions. This study determined preferences for continuing education following an intensive educational workshop and evaluated the impact of the workshop on evidence informed decision making (EIDM) knowledge, skills, and behaviours. Methods An explanatory mixed methods, longitudinal study design was implemented among a convenience sample of various health care professionals attending the workshop. EIDM knowledge, skills, and behaviours were quantitatively measured at baseline and six month follow-up, with EIDM knowledge and skills measured additionally immediately following the educational workshop (post-test measurement). To determine participants preferences for continuing education, data were collected using quantitative survey (post-test measurement) and qualitative (individual telephone interviews after six-month follow-up) methods. Results EIDM knowledge and skills increased significantly from baseline to immediately following the intervention [5.6, 95% CI (3.7, 7.4), P?education strategies. Willingness to participate in continuing education, however, remained evident. Conclusions An intensive educational workshop shows promise for increasing EIDM knowledge and skills. Increasing EIDM knowledge and skills may promote the capacity of health professionals to use research evidence when making practice and policy decisions and, in turn, lead to positive patient outcomes. PMID:24433582

  11. German-American Workshop on Adult Education with Target Groups = Deutsch-amerikanisches Doppelseminar zur Zielgruppenarbeit.

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    Kerner, Claus, Ed.; Odenbrett, Glenn, Ed.

    This collection includes eight papers (authored by Germans) on adult education programs in Cleveland, Ohio, and eight papers (authored by Americans) about adult education programs in the Federal Republic of Germany as well as German and English introductions to the collection. The following papers are included: "Neue Wege in der Internationalen…

  12. Decisions and Drinking: A National Prevention Education Strategy. Proceedings of a Workshop.

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    Davis, Carolyn

    This set of training materials was developed for a nationwide prevention education program designed to develop new citizen awareness of the importance of making sound, personal decisions leading to the reduction of drinking problems and alcoholism. There are three packages of prevention education materials presented: Reflections in a Glass, for…

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

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    Wasser, Henry

    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…

  14. Engineering synergy in biotechnology.

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    Nielsen, Jens; Fussenegger, Martin; Keasling, Jay; Lee, Sang Yup; Liao, James C; Prather, Kristala; Palsson, Bernhard

    2014-05-01

    Biotechnology is a central focus in efforts to provide sustainable solutions for the provision of fuels, chemicals and materials. On the basis of a recent open discussion, we summarize the development of this field, highlighting the distinct but complementary approaches provided by metabolic engineering and synthetic biology for the creation of efficient cell factories to convert biomass and other feedstocks to desired chemicals. PMID:24743245

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  16. Graduate Interdisciplinary Faculty of Biotechnology Professional Program

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    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

  17. Biotechnology's foreign policy.

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    Feldbaum, Carl

    2002-01-01

    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

  18. Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - Extreme Scalability Workshop

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    This workshop was intended to bring the applications and tools communities who will be using petascale systems together so that they could influence each other to improve the overall state of petascale computing. Issues that came up during the workshop included the desire for: better tools, adjusted policies and practices in the centers, more libraries, better languages and programming models, more communication and better collaboration, and increased training and education. The next steps from the workshop are primarily educational, organizational, and communicational. The workshop was held on June 9, 2008.

  19. ActionBioscience: Issues in Biotechnology

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    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.

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

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    Ellebrecht, Ingrid, Ed.; And Others

    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…

  1. An Exploration of Attitudes towards Modern Biotechnology: A Study among Dutch Secondary School Students

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    Klop, Tanja; Severiens, Sabine

    2007-01-01

    Modern biotechnology will have a large impact on society and requires informed decision-making and critical attitudes toward biotechnology among the public. This study aims to explore these attitudes in secondary education. For this purpose, a questionnaire was constructed according to the general tripartite theory of attitudes. A total of 574…

  2. A Study of Prospective Turkish Science Teachers' Knowledge at the Popular Biotechnological Issues

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    Darcin, Emine Selcen; Turkmen, Lutfullah

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge level of popular biotechnological issues of prospective Turkish science teachers. A questionnaire was administered during 2005-2006 academic year to 194 students in the Department of Science Education of a university in Turkey. The questionnaire covered six biotechnological issues such as…

  3. Fralin Life Science Institute DNA Biotechnology Kit

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    Virginia Tech

    Fralin Life Science Institute DNA Biotechnology Kit INFORMATION MANUAL Kristi DeCourcy & Erin Dolan ..................................................................................................... 3 DNA Biotechnology Kit contents), in partnership with the Virginia Biotechnology Association (VaBIO) and the Virginia Manufacturers Association

  4. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

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

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    Ali Demirci

    2008-01-01

    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

  6. 75 FR 63478 - 5th Annual PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop and BARDA Industry Day

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    2010-10-15

    ...Multi-Use Potential. BARDA Industry Day Presentations. This free Workshop...national response capabilities. BARDA Industry Day provides a unique opportunity for biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry representatives to showcase...

  7. Integrated Nanofluidic Systems for Systems Biotechnology

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    Fisher, Frank

    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

  8. The Astronomy Workshop

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    D. P. Hamilton; M. L. Asbury

    2000-01-01

    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 in large university survey courses, as well as smaller classes for undergraduate majors and graduate students. It has also been used in High School and Junior

  9. Laboratory Math for Biotechnology

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    This "Course-in-a-Box" from Bio-Link is a good starting point for instructors to develop a course on basic laboratory math. New biotechnology students "often need a 'refresher' of basic algebra, scientific notation, logarithms and graphing." This course provides an opportunity to focus on math skills alone without also studying laboratory techniques. This course includes a detailed schedule with learning outcomes, classroom activities, PowerPoint lectures, and instructors' notes. A free login is required to access the materials.

  10. One-Day Instructional Programming Workshop. Description of Teacher Inservice Education Materials.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC. Project on Utilization of Inservice Education R & D Outcomes.

    Described is a one-day program providing those persons implementing Individually Guided Education (IGE) programs with a simulated experience of applying an Instructional Programming Model (IPM) to a curricular area. The goal is to develop the major concepts and skills necessary to operationalize an IPM. Information is provided on the program…

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

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    Nielsen, Natalie

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Wenig, Robert E., Ed.

    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…

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

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    MCCALLEY, HAZEL; AND OTHERS

    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…

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

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    Rantala, Leena

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Hilton, Margaret

    2010-01-01

    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…

  16. Mass Spectrometry and Biotechnology Resource

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    Ionsource is a website that provides access to an index of resources including tutorials, links to downloadable sites, jobs and conference information involving mass spectrometry and biotechnology subjects. Examples of tutorials include lessons on atomic mass and amino acid residue mass. For a review of mass spectrometry or biotechnology or for an introduction, this site provides a well-rounded source of information.

  17. Development of biotechnology control systems

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    Frank J. Romeu

    1995-01-01

    Advances in genetic engineering have generated great interest in biotechnology systems. Modern fermentation processes have a more scientific basis and can be optimized more quickly by utilizing instrumentation and control technology that permits increasing yield and product quality.The automation technology, to a large extent, can determine the degree of success of growing microorganisms. The automation system in modern biotechnology facilities

  18. Linking marine biology and biotechnology

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    Rocky de Nys; Peter D Steinberg

    2002-01-01

    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

  19. Introducing Biotechnology Manufacturing Through Electives

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    Chan, Wing

    The Technology Department at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) is developing courses for a Biotechnology Manufacturing elective area. The biotechnology field has much promise to grow rapidly in the region and nation. Huntsville, Alabama, is on its way to becoming a leader in the biotechnology industry with the construction of the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology (HAIB) in Huntsville. The institute will contain state-of-the-art laboratories for biotechnology and is expected to attract many new industries to the area. The institute is expected to employ some 400 scientists and staff when it opens in mid-2007. The Technology Department at AAMU has developed several new courses to better equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to design, maintain, and operate biotechnology devices (or systems). The primary objective of the Biotechnology Manufacturing elective area will be to produce graduates that will have the knowledge in biogenetics and up-to-date technology to support this industry efficiently. This paper will discuss some of the essential elements of courses to support Biotechnology Manufacturing.

  20. Biotechnology touches the forest

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    Powledge, J.M.

    1984-09-01

    Both the United States and New Zealand are doing research in forest biotechnology and much of the interest is in speedy propagation from seed to mature tree. A number of propagation techniques are discussed, such as tissue culture, the culture of tissue from mature trees and somatic embryo genesis. Much of the tissue culture work has been done on radiata pine. Field testing results are considered. The aims and the advantages of forest biotechnology are discussed under the following headings. 1) Disease resistance: research is being carried out on a loblolly pine which would be resistant to fusiform rust. 2) Animal feed: some trees have been discovered to have lower lignin content and similar cellulose and hemicellulose to alfalfa. 3) Specialty chemicals: terpenes, in the tree resin, could be turned into hormones, drugs and other chemicals: the genetic system for the overall biosynthesis of terpenes has been studied. 4) Herbicide resistance. The resistance to glyphosate in poplars is being studied. In conclusion, further research into forest species, using molecular biology is considered essential.

  1. Theme: The Role of Science in the Agricultural Education Curriculum.

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    Agricultural Education Magazine, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Thirteen theme articles discuss integration of science and agriculture, the role of science in agricultural education, biotechnology, agriscience in Tennessee and West Virginia, agriscience and program survival, modernization of agricultural education curriculum, agriscience and service learning, and biotechnology websites. (SK)

  2. Science, Technology and Outreach Courses by Distance Education. Regional Co-Operative Programme in Higher Education for Development in Asia and the Pacific. A Workshop-Report.

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

    This report is the outcome of a regional workshop on development of science, technology and outreach courses held at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo. The workshop emanated from UNESCO's commitment and continued effort to promote cooperation among the distance teaching universities in the region through the sharing of their experience and…

  3. Interprofessional Education for Collaboration: Learning How to Improve Health from Interprofessional Models across the Continuum of Education to Practice--Workshop Summary

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    Cuff, Patricia A.

    2013-01-01

    Every year, the Global Forum undertakes two workshops whose topics are selected by the more than 55 members of the Forum. It was decided in this first year of the Forum's existence that the workshops should lay the foundation for future work of the Forum and the topic that could best provide this base of understanding was…

  4. Teaching a Biotechnology Curriculum Based on Adapted Primary Literature

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    Falk, Hedda; Brill, Gilat; Yarden, Anat

    2008-01-01

    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 pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of four high-school biology teachers who enacted an APL-based curriculum in biotechnology. Using a…

  5. “Bioneering” – teaching biotechnology entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level

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    Chris Collet; David Wyatt

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – The authors have developed an educational model that operates at the undergraduate level and aims to produce graduates who can comfortably operate in the gulf between the laboratory bench and the commercial marketplace. The purpose of the paper is to describe the course, approaches, activities and initial outcomes of the Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovation course at Queensland University

  6. Competition and Cooperation in South Africa's Biotechnology Sector

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    Klerck, Gilton

    2005-01-01

    This article asserts that the normative, institutional and policy framework of an economy moulds the structure and performance of its innovation system. Three case studies of industry?higher education partnerships in South Africa's biotechnology sector challenge both the notion of a simple convergence within and between national innovation systems…

  7. Using Digital Photography to Supplement Learning of Biotechnology

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    Norflus, Fran

    2012-01-01

    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…

  8. Community Action Projects: Applying Biotechnology in the Real World

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    Nguyen, Phuong D.; Siegel, Marcelle A.

    2015-01-01

    Project-based learning and action research are powerful pedagogies in improving science education. We implemented a semester-long course using project-based action research to help students apply biotechnology knowledge learned in the classroom to the real world. Students had several choices to make in the project: working individually or as a…

  9. Quantum Information Science Workshop: Proceedings

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    Proceedings from an October 28-29, 1999 workshop in Arlington, Virginia on the emerging field of Quantum Information Science are now online at this National Science Foundation page. The workshop proceedings include text and color figures and provide a substantial overview of the emerging field of "interdisciplinary research and education in science and engineering."

  10. A Portable Computer Security Workshop

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    Wagner, Paul J.; Phillips, Andrew T.

    2006-01-01

    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…

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

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    Kaski, Samuel

    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

  12. INTRA Programme B.Sc. Biotechnology

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    Humphrys, Mark

    INTRA Programme B.Sc. Biotechnology Biotechnology is defined as the controlled and deliberate, genetics and process engineering. Programme Outline The first year of the B.Sc. Biotechnology (jointly on the biological and engineering aspects of Biotechnology and in third year, specialist areas of biology

  13. Evaluation of Biotechnology YES Final Report

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    van Aalten, Daan

    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

  14. Computer Modeling in Biotechnology

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    Aksimentiev, Aleksei; Brunner, Robert; Cohen, Jordi; Comer, Jeffrey; Cruz-Chu, Eduardo; Hardy, David; Rajan, Aruna; Shih, Amy; Sigalov, Grigori; Yin, Ying; Schulten, Klaus

    Computational modeling can be a useful partner in biotechnology, in particular, in nanodevice engineering. Such modeling guides development through nanoscale views of biomolecules and devices not available through experimental imaging methods. We illustrate the role of computational modeling, mainly of molecular dynamics, through four case studies: development of silicon bionanodevices for single molecule electrical recording, development of carbon nano-tube-biomolecular systems as in vivo sensors, development of lipoprotein nanodiscs for assays of single membrane proteins, and engineering of oxygen tolerance into the enzyme hydrogenase for photosynthetic hydrogen gas production. The four case studies show how molecular dynamics approaches were adapted to the specific technical uses through (i) multi-scale extensions, (ii) fast quantum chemical force field evaluation, (iii) coarse graining, and (iv) novel sampling methods. The adapted molecular dynamics simulations provided key information on device behavior and revealed development opportunities, arguing that the "computational microscope" is an indispensable nanoengineering tool.

  15. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Determine the Social Impacts of Biotechnology

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    Pei-Fen Chang

    \\u000a The internationalization of education and practice has progressed rapidly in the field of engineering. Accrediting organizations\\u000a are seeking to establish codes of ethics that will not only find favor with the many communities involved in the fields of\\u000a engineering but also help the disciplines achieve their various professional and educational goals. In order to actively sanction\\u000a the use of biotechnology,

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

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    Hagit Yarden; Anat Yarden

    2010-01-01

    The importance of biotechnology education at the high-school level has been recognized in a number of international curriculum\\u000a frameworks around the world. One of the most problematic issues in learning biotechnology has been found to be the biotechnological\\u000a methods involved. Here, we examine the unique contribution of an animation of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in promoting\\u000a conceptual learning of

  17. New technologies in medicine: biotechnology and nanotechnology.

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    Zajtchuk, R

    1999-11-01

    In February 1997, researchers created Dolly, a lamb cloned from the DNA of an adult sheep. This was supposed to be impossible (or at least generations away), but suddenly it was here--a clone of a higher mammal. Whatever Dolly's ultimate significance, she conclusively demonstrated the growing power of biotechnology. Many have come to the conclusion that advances in biotechnology will fundamentally transform medicine during the coming decade. Society is in the midst of a technical revolution that will have the same relevance as the development of the printing press, the internal combustion engine, and the microprocessor. Computers have become the key tools in the accelerating progress that is occurring in the field of biotechnology. At the same time, genetic, evolutionary, and other biologic processes are providing new models for the development of computer hardware and software. Today represents the early stages of what has been called the "bionic convergence": the convergence of the biologic revolution with the information revolution, the joining of biology with electronics. Virtually everything that is important to health care practitioners and patients--diagnostic techniques, means of understanding disease causes, methods of treatment, approaches to prevention, health care facility design, medical education, and legal and ethical issues--will be changed by the revolutions currently underway in the fields of biotechnology and genetic medicine. The following monograph includes several forecasts about a range of possible opportunities that may have enormous effects on health care during the next century. These forecasts address the potential impacts of biotechnology on disease detection and diagnosis, treatment, prevention, nanotechnology, and other areas of medical significance. Every area of beneficiary care will be affected as the changes implied by these forecasts begin to develop. Beneficiary care will continue to see the emergence of a "forecast, prevent, and manage" paradigm. The emphasis will be on disease prevention, health promotion, and the creation of healthy communities. New diagnostic and treatment opportunities will be available as a consequence of breakthroughs in genetic medicine. The health care system will view health as a whole, as a person's overall sense of well-being--an entity that encompasses much more than the absence of symptoms. PMID:10592781

  18. An Overview of NASA Biotechnology

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    Pusey, Marc L.

    1997-01-01

    Biotechnology research at NASA has comprised three separate areas; cell science and tissue culture, separations methods, and macromolecular crystal growth. This presentation will primarily focus on the macromolecular crystal growth.

  19. Biotechnology, Video Games, Rapid Prototyping

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. This episode of ATETV deals with biotechnology, video game design, and rapid prototyping. It can be viewed whole or in three segments: "Biotechnology Student Marina Watanabe on Why She Chose to Attend a Community College," "Video Game Design Student Brent Parsons on the Growing Market for Computer Simulations," and "What is Rapid Prototyping?" The running time for the full episode is 8:29.

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

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

    2007-12-01

    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.

  1. Cancer Genetics Education in a Low- to Middle-Income Country: Evaluation of an Interactive Workshop for Clinicians in Kenya

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    Hill, Jessica A.; Lee, Su Yeon; Njambi, Lucy; Corson, Timothy W.; Dimaras, Helen

    2015-01-01

    Background Clinical genetic testing is becoming an integral part of medical care for inherited disorders. While genetic testing and counseling are readily available in high-income countries, in low- and middle-income countries like Kenya genetic testing is limited and genetic counseling is virtually non-existent. Genetic testing is likely to become widespread in Kenya within the next decade, yet there has not been a concomitant increase in genetic counseling resources. To address this gap, we designed an interactive workshop for clinicians in Kenya focused on the genetics of the childhood eye cancer retinoblastoma. The objectives were to increase retinoblastoma genetics knowledge, build genetic counseling skills and increase confidence in those skills. Methods The workshop was conducted at the 2013 Kenyan National Retinoblastoma Strategy meeting. It included a retinoblastoma genetics presentation, small group discussion of case studies and genetic counseling role-play. Knowledge was assessed by standardized test, and genetic counseling skills and confidence by questionnaire. Results Knowledge increased significantly post-workshop, driven by increased knowledge of retinoblastoma causative genetics. One-year post-workshop, participant knowledge had returned to baseline, indicating that knowledge retention requires more frequent reinforcement. Participants reported feeling more confident discussing genetics with patients, and had integrated more genetic counseling into patient interactions. Conclusion A comprehensive retinoblastoma genetics workshop can increase the knowledge and skills necessary for effective retinoblastoma genetic counseling. PMID:26035834

  2. New Directions in Biotechnology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2003-01-01

    The macromolecule crystallization program within NASA is undergoing considerable pressure, particularly budgetary pressure. While it has shown some successes, they have not lived up to the expectations of others, and technological advances may rapidly overtake the natural advantages offered by crystallization in microgravity. Concomitant with the microgravity effort has been a research program to study the macromolecule crystallization process. It was believed that a better understanding of the process would lead to growth of improved crystals for X-ray diffraction studies. The results of the various research efforts have been impressive in improving our understanding of macromolecule crystallization, but have not led to any improved structures. Macromolecule crystallization for structure determination is "one of", the job being unique for every protein and finished once a structure is obtained. However, the knowledge gained is not lost, but instead lays the foundation for developments in new areas of biotechnology and nanotechnology. In this it is highly analogous to studies into small molecule crystallization, the results of which have led to our present day microelectronics-based society. We are conducting preliminary experiments into areas such as designed macromolecule crystals, macromolecule-inorganic hybrid structures, and macromolecule-based nanotechnology. In addition, our protein crystallization studies are now being directed more towards industrial and new approaches to membrane protein crystallization.

  3. Mars Surface Mission Workshop

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    in this volume may be copied without restraint for library, abstract service, education, or personal research of the authors as well as the appropriate acknowledgment of this publication. This report may be cited as Duke M Workshop Summary Introduction and Background

  4. Space Biotechnology and Commercial Applications University of Florida

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    Phillips, Winfred; Evanich, Peggy L.

    2004-01-01

    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.

  5. 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

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    Holliday, JoAnne

    :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

  6. The Community's Role. Implementing Title IX and Attaining Sex Equity: A Workshop Package for Elementary-Secondary Educators. Outline and Participants' Materials for Application Sessions for Community Group Members.

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    McCune, Shirley; Matthews, Martha

    This 2-day workshop package was developed to address the needs of members of community groups, parents, and other persons not employed by school systems with regard to Title IX and sex equity. The role of the community in reinforcing sex fairness and eliminating sex bias in teacher education curricula and in the classroom is the focus of this…

  7. Using Television as a Teaching Tool: The Impacts of "Ready To Learn" Workshops on Parents, Educators, and the Children in Their Care. Final Report. MPR Reference No. 8778-750

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    Boller, Kimberly; Vogel, Cheri; Johnson, Amy; Novak, Tim; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Crozier, Lindsay; Uhl, Stacey

    2004-01-01

    In 2000, PBS contracted with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR) to conduct a five-year evaluation of "Ready To Learn" outreach. The evaluation includes an impact study of the effects of "Ready To Learn" workshops on participating parents and early childhood educators, as well as on the preschool children in their care. Conducted in 20 "Ready…

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  9. ABC's (Antecedents-Behaviors-Consequences) for Parents: An Educational Workshop in Behavior Modification. Session Materials and Behavior Management Workbook.

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    Rettig, Edward B.

    This guide for parents, which seeks to apply behavior modification techniques for changing their own as well as their children's behaviors, has two separate parts--a workshop and a workbook. The manual attempts to teach methods of effective parenting and behavior change through programmed instruction in "antecedents-behaviors-consequences." There…

  10. TRERC-TEA [Texas Real Estate Research Center-Texas Education Agency] Real Estate Curriculum Workshop Committee Report.

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    Lyon, Robert

    The document contains a summary report of a community college real estate teachers' workshop organized to develop course outlines for the various areas in the real estate curriculum. Curriculum outlines are presented, with varying degrees of detail included, for the following eight subjects: real estate appraisal; real estate brokage; real estate…

  11. THE BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAM IN ORD

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Biotechnology Research Strategy presents a conceptual framework for future biotechnology research by EPA's Office of Research Development (ORD) over the next 5-10 years. This research strategy outlines ORD's core research effort to provide broader, more fundamental informatio...

  12. BIOTECHNOLOGY 2011 Academic regulations for the Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology 2011

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    BIOTECHNOLOGY 2011 Academic regulations for the Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology 2011 1 Bachelor's degree programme provides graduates with the title Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biotechnology. Academic line and main subject areas of the degree The Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology is a research

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

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    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

  14. An Environment-based Education Approach to Professional Development: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Creeks and Kids Watershed Workshop and Its Impact on K-12 Teachers

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    Austin, Tiffany Bridgette

    This research is an in-depth study of an environment-based education (EBE) professional development program titled "Creeks and Kids" that models how to employ thematic instruction about watersheds using the environment of a school and its community as a context to integrate teaching and learning about water across core subject areas. This case study investigates the EBE characteristics of the Creeks and Kids Workshop and explores how they adhere to the National Research Council's Standards for Professional Development for Teachers of Science. A mixed-methods analysis gathered qualitative data about the overall experience of teacher-participants during the Creeks and Kids Workshop and employed quantitative measures to identify evidence of success related to teachers' gains in knowledge, affect, confidence and intent to act to implement water-focused EBE curriculum in their classrooms. The findings of the study build upon existing research about what teachers need to implement EBE and their beliefs regarding what professional development should provide in relation to those needs. Qualitative results revealed that teachers need an EBE professional development program to include: 1) practical ways to integrate environmental education into their existing curricula and school settings; and, 2) direct experience with activities and field studies that are interdisciplinary, hands-on and inquiry-driven. Teacher-participants identified these characteristics as vital for them to effect a change in teaching practice and build their confidence to engage their students in EBE when they return to the classroom. Quantitative results revealed statistically significant gains across knowledge, affect, confidence and intent to act variables using the t-test statistic to compare means of participants' responses from the pre- to post-workshop questionnaires. The results of this study have broader implications for future educational research on: 1) the ways in which EBE professional development programs can support teachers to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to implement interdisciplinary teaching for student learning about the environment; 2) the methods teachers use to employ EBE teaching strategies in the classroom; and, 3) how EBE helps teachers across disciplines collaborate with one another to implement practical and effective ways to improve students' critical thinking skills and knowledge across multiple subjects.

  15. Biotechnology opportunities on Space Station

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    Deming, Jess; Henderson, Keith; Phillips, Robert W.; Dickey, Bernistine; Grounds, Phyllis

    1987-01-01

    Biotechnology applications which could be implemented on the Space Station are examined. The advances possible in biotechnology due to the favorable microgravity environment are discussed. The objectives of the Space Station Life Sciences Program are: (1) the study of human diseases, (2) biopolymer processing, and (3) the development of cryoprocessing and cryopreservation methods. The use of the microgravity environment for crystal growth, cell culturing, and the separation of biological materials is considered. The proposed Space Station research could provide benefits to the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, genetics, agriculture, and industrial waste management.

  16. Report of the Training Workshop on the Evaluation of Asian Educational Credentials (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea).

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    Dremuk, Richard, Ed.

    This report was planned to facilitate the task of college admissions officers of American educational institutions in the evaluation of foreign credentials. The educational systems of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand are examined in depth and include discussions of each country's educational history and educational

  17. Post-Genome Era Pedagogy: How a BS Biotechnology Program Benefits the Liberal Arts Institution

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    Peter Eden

    2005-07-01

    Genomics profoundly affects society, because genome sequence information is widely used in such areas as genetic testing, genomic medicine/vaccine development, and so forth. Therefore, a responsibility to modernize science curricula exists for "post-genome era" educators. At my university, we developed a BS biotechnology program within a liberal arts framework, without major cost or radical curriculum revision. Outcomes have included enrollment growth, interdisciplinary opportunities, enhanced faculty-student research, and modern science laboratories that benefit biotechnology majors and nonscience students.

  18. Introduction: promoting global health through biotechnology

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    Uyen Quach; Douglas K Martin; Abdallah S Daar; Peter A Singer; Halla Thorsteinsdóttir

    2004-01-01

    term 'health biotechnology' evokes images of research-intensive universities such as Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as initial public offerings on NASDAQ. Ty pically, we don't think about biotechnology in connection with health solutions for poor people in developing countries. Still, as has been demonstrated in a technology foresight exercise, biotechnology can potentially be applied

  19. DRAFT Jan 14th SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

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    Humphrys, Mark

    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

  20. Research Highlights Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (BB)

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    Minnesota, University of

    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

  1. Western Australian School Students' Understanding of Biotechnology.

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    Dawson, Vaille; Schibeci, Renato

    2003-01-01

    Surveys (n=1116) 15-year-old students from 11 Western Australian schools to determine their understanding of and attitude towards recent advances in modern biotechnology. Discusses reasons for students' over-estimation of the use of biotechnology in society. Provides a rationale for the inclusion of biotechnology, a cutting edge science, in the…

  2. The Center for Biotechnology at Bielefeld University

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    Moeller, Ralf

    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

  3. School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

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    School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2007 www.murdoch.edu.au #12;Research Report 2007 Page i School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2007 #12;Biological Sciences & Biotechnology Page ii Credits Editors: Bernie Dell, Jen McComb Layout and Design: Maria

  4. Undergraduate Biotechnology Students' Views of Science Communication

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    Edmondston, Joanne Elisabeth; Dawson, Vaille; Schibeci, Renato

    2010-01-01

    Despite rapid growth of the biotechnology industry worldwide, a number of public concerns about the application of biotechnology and its regulation remain. In response to these concerns, greater emphasis has been placed on promoting biotechnologists' public engagement. As tertiary science degree programmes form the foundation of the biotechnology

  5. Faculty of Science Biology and Biotechnology

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    Faculty of Science Biology and Biotechnology Biology is one of the Life Sciences, which describe investigation and theoretical explanation. www.uwindsor.ca/biology Biotechnology is the synthesis of important biological molecules using living systems. Rigorous, Enriching Programs The Biology and Biotechnology program

  6. Biotechnology Provides New Tools for Plant Breeding

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    Bradford, Kent

    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

  7. Philadelphia University Department of Biotechnology and

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    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. Raida Khalil Dr. Eid Abu Dalbouh ( 9:15-9:30) The importance of Biotechnology in the Jordanian

  8. The Economics of HOl1icultural Biotechnology

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    Bradford, Kent

    The Economics of HOl1icultural Biotechnology Julian M. Alston Kent J. Bradford Nicholas of biotechnology for many fruits and vegetables, tree fruits and nuts, and nursery and landscape crops. Like most technological changes in agriculture, the introduction of modem biotechnology has Julian M. Alston is Professor

  9. CeBiTec Symposium Molecular Biotechnology

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    Moeller, Ralf

    9th CeBiTec Symposium Molecular Biotechnology Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Zi: Bacterial and Environmental Biotechnology Chair: Volker F. Wendisch 12:30 Jörn Kalinowski (Technology of quinoline compounds 14:00 Bodo Philipp (Microbial Biotechnology, Münster) Synthetic microbial communities

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

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    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

    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.

  11. Interfacing microbiology and biotechnology. Conference abstracts

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    Maupin, Julia A.

    2001-05-19

    The Interfacing Microbiology and Biotechnology Conference was attended by over 100 faculty, post-docs, students, and research scientists from the US, Europe, and Latin America. The conference successfully stimulated communication and the dissemination of knowledge among scientists involved in basic and applied research. The focus of the conference was on microbial physiology and genetics and included sessions on C1 metabolism, archaeal metabolism, proteases and chaperones, gene arrays, and metabolic engineering. The meeting provided the setting for in-depth discussions between scientists who are internationally recognized for their research in these fields. The following objectives were met: (1) The promotion of interaction and future collaborative projects among scientists involved in basic and applied research which incorporates microbial physiology, genetics, and biochemistry; (2) the facilitation of communication of new research findings through seminars, posters, and abstracts; (3 ) the stimulation of enthusiasm and education among participants including graduate and undergraduate students.

  12. National Center for Biotechnology Information: Tutorials

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    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.

  13. Crop Biotechnology: Feeds for Livestock

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    Van Eenennaam, Alison L.

    , Department of Animal Science, UC Davis. Most crops developed through biotechnology that are on the market provide resistance to herbicides, diseases, and insect pests. Herbicide-tolerant crops simplify weed control by allowing growers to apply broad-spectrum herbicides with- out harming the crop. This permits

  14. Biotechnology and Open University Science.

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    Grobstein, Clifford

    1985-01-01

    Discusses whether biotechnology commercial application will significantly inhibit the free flow of information traditional in academic environments. Background factors, crux of the concern, assessment, and current options are given. Although little evidence that industry-university collaboration has impaired academic molecular genetics exists,…

  15. Biotechnology Gains Brighten Resource Outlook.

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    O'Sullivan, Dermot A.

    1979-01-01

    This report details recent advances in fermentation biotechnology as presented by speakers at the 27th International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Congress. Discussion centered around the use of bacteria, yeasts, and fungi as future sources of essential materials as food, fuel, and medicine. (BT)

  16. Biotechnologies. Conséquences socio-économiques

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    P. de Puytorac

    2000-01-01

    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

  17. Biotechnology Facility (BTF) for ISS

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    1998-01-01

    Engineering mockup shows the general arrangement of the plarned Biotechnology Facility inside an EXPRESS rack aboard the International Space Station. This layout includes a gas supply module (bottom left), control computer and laptop interface (bottom right), two rotating wall vessels (top right), and support systems.

  18. The Astronomy Workshop

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

    1999-09-01

    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.

  19. The Astronomy Workshop

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

    2000-05-01

    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.

  20. The Astronomy Workshop

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

    2001-12-01

    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 91 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 the explosion, crater size, magnitude of the planetquake generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Planetary and Satellite Data Calculators: These tools allow the user to easily calculate physical data for all of the planets or satellites simultaneously, making comparison very easy. 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 the National Science Foundation.

  1. 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

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  2. Workshops in the Workplace: A Guidebook for Administrators and Instructors Providing Workplace Education to the Health and Manufacturing Industries.

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    Bitterman, Jeanne E.

    This guidebook, which is intended for educational professionals who are seeking to establish liaisons with business partners and provide workplace education to the health and manufacturing industries, contains strategies and issues that workplace education program administrators and instructors should consider when designing and delivering onsite…

  3. A New Decade of Moral Education. A Report of the Regional Workshop (6th, January 18-31, 1990).

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    National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).

    Moral education, alternatively called religious or values education, traditionally has been viewed in countries of the Asia and Pacific region as a significant component of the social transformation process. The report describes current efforts to exchange information on the status and implementation of moral education for this region, to identify…

  4. Circling the Wagons: A Defense of Writing Workshops

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    James, David

    2012-01-01

    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.

  5. Selenium biomineralization for biotechnological applications.

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    Nancharaiah, Yarlagadda V; Lens, Piet N L

    2015-06-01

    Selenium (Se) is not only a strategic element in high-tech electronics and an essential trace element in living organisms, but also a potential toxin with low threshold concentrations. Environmental biotechnological applications using bacterial biomineralization have the potential not only to remove selenium from contaminated waters, but also to sequester it in a reusable form. Selenium biomineralization has been observed in phylogenetically diverse microorganisms isolated from pristine and contaminated environments, yet it is one of the most poorly understood biogeochemical processes. Microbial respiration of selenium is unique because the microbial cells are presented with both soluble (SeO(4)(2-) and SeO(3)(2-)) and insoluble (Se(0)) forms of selenium as terminal electron acceptor. Here, we highlight selenium biomineralization and the potential biotechnological uses for it in bioremediation and wastewater treatment. PMID:25908504

  6. Biotechnology Science Experiments on Mir

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    Kroes, Roger L.

    1999-01-01

    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.

  7. Curriculum-Rich Economic Education

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    Karonis, Nicholas T.

    Curriculum-Rich Economic Education Workshop Workshop Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Learning, Earning, and Investing for a New Generation curriculum for full workshop attendees · Real world math and literacy applications supporting Common Core Standards The workshop will feature the Learning

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

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    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

  9. This is a report from the Biotechnology Research Working Group

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    Werner-Washburne, Maggie

    #12;This is a report from the Biotechnology Research Working Group Subcommittee on Biotechnology In April of 1999 the Subcommittee on Biotechnology charged a task group of the Biotechnology Research, Chair Subcommittee on Biotechnology #12;Report Contributors Include: Margaret Werner-Washburne, NSF

  10. Controlled delivery of biotechnological products.

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    Conti, S; Polonelli, L; Frazzi, R; Artusi, M; Bettini, R; Cocconi, D; Colombo, P

    2000-12-01

    Peptides, proteins, and nucleotides or DNA fragments are the new generation of drugs. They are becoming attractive owing to the fast development of biotechnology. The admnistration of such molecules, however, may be a problem as sensitivity to temperature, instability at some physiological pH values, short plasma half-life, and high molecular dimension, which hinders the diffusive transport, make, at the moment, parenteral route the only possible way of administration of such molecules. Controlled drug delivery that comprises the development of new administration routes could be the answer to the problems for administration of biotechnological molecules. The rational of drug delivery is to change the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic of drugs by controlling their absorption and distribution. Rate and time of drug release at absorption site could be programmed using a so called delivery system. Different technologies, such as chemical (pro-drugs), biological, polymers, lipids (liposomes, LDL), have been proposed to obtain controlled drug release. Also the use of new administration routes is part of controlled drug delivery. In fact, it could increase the drug absorption and reduce the effects of the active ingredient in those districts not interested in the therapy. Drug delivery systems allowing for an effective release in vivo of new biotechnological molecules, such as recombinant antiidiotypic antibodies with antibiotic activity, devoted to the treatment of pulmonary (tuberculosis and pneumocystosis) and mucosal (candidiasis) diseases are discussed under that perspective. PMID:11467329

  11. Population Education: Innovative Structures and Approaches. Report of a Regional Workshop (New Delhi, October 23-29, 1979).

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    National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi (India).

    The document presents the report of a conference to enable population experts in developing nations to exchange ideas regarding objectives, needs, problems, and organization of population education programs. The 25 participants included population experts from international agencies, educators, and government officials from Afghanistan,…

  12. Regional Workshop on Planning and Management of Literacy and Continuing Education (4th, Solo, Indonesia, December 10-19, 1997).

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

    This document summarizes the research papers and panel discussions submitted or presented for a conference on planning and management of literacy and continuing education. The conference participants shared findings and important features in the planning and management of literacy and continuing education among participating countries, imparted…

  13. Biotechnology risks and benefits: Science instructor perspectives and practices

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    Gardner, Grant Ean

    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.

  14. Biotechnology in the Middle School Curriculum

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    De Ann Campbell

    2007-12-01

    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.

  15. Agricultural Biotechnology and Poverty Reduction in Low-income Countries

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Agricultural Biotechnology and Poverty Reduction in Low-income Countries GREGORY GRAFF, DAVID biotechnology innovation is concentrated in high income, ``Tier I'' countries, international diffusion. Ó 2006 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Key words -- agriculture, biotechnology, globalization, innovation

  16. ABT Agricultural Biotechnology College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

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    MacAdam, Keith

    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

  17. Interactive Workshops--Workshop 6

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    2010-01-01

    The food made by plants is a source of energy for other organisms living in ecosystems. In this workshop we will investigate the flow of energy from plants to animals as we construct food webs and energy pyramids.

  18. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Electricity generation from model organic wastewater

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    ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Electricity generation from model organic wastewater in a cassette-008-1516-0 T. Shimoyama :S. Komukai :K. Watanabe Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, Marine Biotechnology

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

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    Lansky, Joshua

    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

  20. Molecular tools for chemical biotechnology

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    Galanie, Stephanie; Siddiqui, Michael S.; Smolke, Christina D.

    2013-01-01

    Biotechnological production of high value chemical products increasingly involves engineering in vivo multi-enzyme pathways and host metabolism. Recent approaches to these engineering objectives have made use of molecular tools to advance de novo pathway identification, tunable enzyme expression, and rapid pathway construction. Molecular tools also enable optimization of single enzymes and entire genomes through diversity generation and screening, whole cell analytics, and synthetic metabolic control networks. In this review, we focus on advanced molecular tools and their applications to engineered pathways in host organisms, highlighting the degree to which each tool is generalizable. PMID:23528237

  1. Certain problems of space biotechnology

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    Gilyarov, V. N.

    1980-01-01

    Experiments in the field of biotechnology conducted by the USA Apollo and Skylab space probes are described, as well as the joint Soviet-American Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP). Experiments in electrophoretic separation in space of biological compounds in a liquid medium are detailed. Space processing of vaccines and separation of human and animal cells are described. Methyl-cellulose, a coating for use in electrophoresis was developed. Erythropoietin, which stimulates the formation of red blood corpuscles in bone marrow, was obtained in pure form.

  2. Using Ocean Observing Systems Data in K-12 Classrooms: Proceedings from a Workshop Exploring the Merit and Feasibility of Developing a National Ocean Observing Systems (NOOS) Education Product

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    Ocean engineers and scientists are transforming the way we experience and understand the ocean through Integrated Ocean Observing Systems (IOOS). For the first time, there will be continuous, sustained, near-realtime, multi-dimensional data available from the oceans, collected both from within the oceans using sensors systems and above using remote sensing methodologies. These data make possible inquiry-driven questions concerning the dynamic nature of the ocean's physical, biological and chemical characteristics in both time and space. These data provide unique and meaningful access to the ocean for a broad range of users. One major expected user group is K-12 educators and their students, who will be able to explore and utilize data and information from coastal observing systems in real time from the classroom. This workshop, held in July of 2005, explored the feasability of developing a collection of resources, tools, and/or classroom applications that use National Ocean Observing Systems (NOOS) data and resources to promote ocean literacy and supplement classroom learning and understanding of the ocean environment.

  3. Molecular biotechnology of marine algae in China

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    Song Qin; Peng Jiang; Cheng-Kui Tseng

    2004-01-01

    Molecular biotechnology of marine algae is referred to as the biotechnology on the identification, modification, production and utilization of marine algal molecules. It involves not only the manipulation of macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins, but also deals with low molecular weight compounds such as secondary metabolites.

  4. Searching the TELEGEN and BIOTECHNOLOGY Files

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    Susan J. Grodsky

    1983-01-01

    TELEGEN and BIOTECHNOLOGY, two new databases on thc SDC ORBIT system, index the whole range of genetic engineering literaturc. TELEGEN covers business aspects of the industry, as well as technical literature: BIOTECHNOLOGY covers patents and technical literature only. Both files are PROXIMITY-searchable. File design and content, as well as search techniques specific to each file, are discusscd in detail. The

  5. New technologies in medicine: biotechnology and nanotechnology

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    Russ Zajtchuk

    1999-01-01

    In February 1997, researchers created Dolly, a lamb cloned from the DNA of an adult sheep. This was supposed to be impossible (or at least generations away), but suddenly it was here—a clone of a higher mammal. Whatever Dolly's ultimate significance, she conclusively demonstrated the growing power of biotechnology.Many have come to the conclusion that advances in biotechnology will fundamentally

  6. THE BIOTECHNOLOGY OF URBAN TREES1

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    Brent H. McCown

    Trees are some of the most difficult plants to manipulate in breeding and improvement programs. Plant biotechnology offers a unique set of tools that allows the plant breeder heretofore unprecedented ability to precisely change and clone such woody perennials. Although the future of biotechnology of trees is revolutionary, there are some major problems that must be solved before the full

  7. Principles of biotechnological treatment of industrial wastes

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    Roig, M.G.; Martin Rodriguez, M.J.M.; Cachaza, J.M. (Univ. de Salamanca, Salamanca (Spain). Dept. de Quimica Fisica); Mendoza Sanchez, L. (C/Sol Oriente, Salamanca (Spain). Estudios y Proyectos); Kennedy, J.F. (Univ. of Birmingham, Birmingham (United Kingdom). Research Lab. for the Chemistry of Bioactive Carbohydrates and Proteins)

    1993-07-01

    This review includes current information on biodegradation processes of pollutants, digestor biocenosis and bioadditives, sludge production, measurement of pollution, and advances regarding biotechnological treatment of a series of specific industrial effluents. It was foreseen in 1980 that biotechnology would foster the creation of new industries with low energy requirements. This is because the growth of microorganisms provides a renewable source of energy.

  8. UNIVERSITIES AND AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY PATENT PRODUCTION

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    Jeremy D. Foltz; Bradford L. Barham; Kwansoo Kim

    2000-01-01

    Using patent data, this work provides an initial empirical investigation into university production of agricultural biotechnology patents. We develop a consistent theoretical methodology for understanding the university patent production process and then estimate count data econometric models of university-owned agricultural biotechnology patents on a series of explanatory variables. The zero inflated negative binomial econometric model used allows inclusion of all

  9. Biotechnology in the Middle School Curriculum

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    Campbell, De Ann

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    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.

  11. i-Bio UK information biotechnology

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    Since the discovery of the double-helix by James Watson and Francis Crick fifty years ago, the interest in what is now referred to as biotechnology has grown exponentially. Currently, the United Kingdom is second only to the United States in terms of biotechnology research and is looking to increase its share of this particular realm of economic and scholarly activity. Those unfamiliar with the world of biotechnology would do well to start with the Absolute Beginners area of the site, which offers a broad description of the field, examples of what exactly biotechnology is, and case studies from the UK and the rest of the world. Other sections of the site offer information about the biotech industry, academic research in this field (along with material on the role of universities), and current government policy and support initiatives for biotechnology and ancillary forms of research.

  12. 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

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    Not Available

    1980-01-01

    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.

  13. Ethics and patentability in biotechnology.

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    Witek, Rafa?

    2005-01-01

    The systems of patent rights in force in Europe today, both at the level of national law and on the regional level, contain general clauses prohibiting the patenting of inventions whose publication and exploitation would be contrary to "ordre public" or morality. Recent years have brought frequent discussion about limiting the possibility of patent protection for biotechnological inventions for ethical reasons. This is undoubtedly a result of the dynamic development in this field in the last several years. Human genome sequencing, the first successful cloning of mammals, and the progress in human stem cell research present humanity with many new questions of an ethical nature. Directive 98/44 of the European Parliament and of the Council of July 6, 1998, on the Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions created a new basis for patent protection in this field of technology. Based on the European experience to now, however, it must be said that patent law is not the right place to legislate the consequences of the morality of an invention. PMID:15727006

  14. Food biotechnology: benefits and concerns.

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

    2002-06-01

    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

  15. Immunological and Hematopoietic Biotechnology Studies

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    Fernandez-Botran, Rafael; Sonnenfeld, Gerald

    1996-01-01

    The purpose of the work carried under this interchanges was to support the development of space flight biotechnology experiments in the areas of immunology and hematopoiesis to facilitate the commercial development of space. The studies involved the interaction and development of experiments with biotechnology companies for necessary ground-based studies to allow the development of flight studies. The thrust of the work was to develop experiments with the Chiron Corporation and Bioserve involving the use of interleukin-2 to modulate the effects of spaceflight on immune responses. Spaceflight has been shown to have multiple effects on immune responses (1). lnterleukin-2 is an immuno-regulator that could have potential to counter some of the alterations induced in immune responses by spaceflight (1). To test this possibility before flight, rats were suspended antiorthostatically (2) and treated with interleukin-2. Antiorthostatic suspension is a model for some of the effects of spaceflight on immune responses (2). The interleukin-2 was given to see if it could alter some of the effects of suspension. This was achieved. As a result of these studies, two flight experiments were developed and flown with the Chiron Corp. And Bioserve to determine if use of interleukin-2 could prevent or attenuate the effects of space flight on immune responses.

  16. Work Measurement in Rehabilitation Workshops.

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    Stroud, Ronald R.; Lamb, Auburn J.

    Partially funded by a research grant from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, this technical monograph is the first of a series to be published on production-management aspects of vocational rehabilitation workshops. In order to meet information needs in this area, selected techniques used by industrial profit-making enterprises…

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

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

    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…

  18. Beyond Emerging Needs; Proceedings of a Workshop-Oriented Conference on Consolidating a Decade's Gains in Expanding Higher Education Opportunity.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany.

    The proceedings of a conference on the status of Higher Education Opportunity Programs are presented in this volume. The main concern throughout the conference was the loss of identity of the special programs that would come with their mainstreaming or institutionalization within the college. Counselors complained about the enormous paperwork and…

  19. The Importance of Direct Communication during Continuing Education Workshops for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Professionals

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    Long, Gary L.; Beil, Donald H.

    2005-01-01

    The Deaf Initiative in Information Technology (DIIT) was developed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at the Rochester Institute of Technology through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant with goals including the provision of continuing education for deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals. Instructors skilled in sign…

  20. Copyright 2013, Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology. All rights reserved. Vol. 5, No. 1, January-March 2013 Original Article

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    42 Copyright © 2013, Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology. All rights reserved. Vol. 5, No Biotechnology Department, Biotechnology Research Center, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran 2. Fungal Biotechnology Group, Medical Biotechnology Department, Biotechnology Research Center, Pasteur Institute of Iran

  1. Post-Genome Era Pedagogy: How a BS Biotechnology Program Benefits the Liberal Arts Institution

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    Eden, Peter

    2005-01-01

    Genomics profoundly affects society, because genome sequence information is widely used in such areas as genetic testing, genomic medicine/vaccine development, and so forth. Therefore, a responsibility to modernize science curricula exists for "post-genome era" educators. At my university, we developed a BS biotechnology program within a liberal…

  2. The Lego[R] Analogy Model for Teaching Gene Sequencing and Biotechnology

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    Rothhaar, Rebecca; Pittendrigh, Barry R.; Orvis, Kathryn S.

    2006-01-01

    Research in biotechnology is rapidly advancing; everyday, new and exciting discoveries are made. With this new technology there are also many safety and ethical questions, though, as well as the need for education. Alternative teaching methods may help to increase students' understanding of difficult concepts in all aspects of schooling, including…

  3. Learning Outcomes Associated with Classroom Implementation of a Biotechnology-Themed Video Game

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    Barko, Tim; Sadler, Troy D.

    2013-01-01

    The educational video game Mission Biotech provides a virtual experience for students in learning biotechnology materials and tools. This study explores the use of Mission Biotech and the associated curriculum by three high school teachers and their students. All three classes demonstrated gains on a curriculum-aligned test of science content.…

  4. Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge for the New Sciences: The Example of Biotechnology

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    Moreland, Judy; Jones, Alister; Cowie, Bronwen

    2006-01-01

    Biotechnology is an expanding area of scientific and community interest, one that it is important students understand because of its potential to impact on them and their communities. The issue for teachers and science and technology educators is how to provide learning experiences in this area. This paper draws on classroom-based research to…

  5. The ExploreSurge Trail Guide and Hiking Workshop: discipline-specific education for public health nurses.

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    Stanley, Sharon A R; Polivka, Barbara J; Gordon, Deanna; Taulbee, Kelly; Kieffer, Gloria; McCorkle, Sheryl M

    2008-01-01

    Generic preparedness education and training for the public health workforce has increased in availability over the past 5 years. Registered Nurses also have more opportunities available for participation in emergency and disaster preparedness curricula. Discipline- and specialty-specific training and education for public health nurses (PHNs) incorporating their population-based practice, however, remains a largely unexplored area that is not accessible except for sporadic local venues. The Public Health Nursing Surge Curriculum provides 50 hr of nursing continuing education and activity-based aggregate focused learning experiences that are completed within a 12-month period, including an in-classroom seminar. The Public Health Nursing Surge Curriculum was developed on a foundation of 25 competencies linking PHNs and their population-based practice to surge capability. The curriculum was built in partnership with statewide public health directors of nursing over a 12-month period and is evaluated by a 3-level process to include self-rated confidence in performance. The curriculum's use of a blended learning methodology enables staff-level PHNs to master individual competencies toward surge capability within the public health response system. PMID:18294185

  6. Biotechnology, nanotechnology, and pharmacogenomics and pharmaceutical compounding, Part 1.

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    Allen, Loyd V

    2015-01-01

    The world of pharmaceuticals is changing rapidly as biotechnology continues to grow and nanotechnology appears on the horizon. Biotechnology is gaining in importance in extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding, and nanotechnology and pharmacogenomics could drastically change the practice of pharmacy. This article discusses biotechnology and the factors to consider when compounding biotechnology drugs. PMID:25902626

  7. Please Supply Short Title 1 MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY Volume 34, 2006

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    Yanikoglu, Berrin

    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

  8. What can I do with a degree in Biotechnology?

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    Hickman, Mark

    What can I do with a degree in Biotechnology? Science Planning your career Choosing a career.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison/best_prep.shtml What is Biotechnology? Biotechnology is of national and international importance.It considers and develops knowledge about biochemical, molecular, ecological and evolutionary processes. Biotechnology tools

  9. Biotechnology in 2018: How will genetic science and

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    Pollack, Robert

    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

  10. Data Clustering 1 MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY Volume 31, 2005

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    Karypis, George

    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

  11. [Bacillus thuringiensis: a biotechnology model].

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    Sanchis, V; Lereclus, D

    1999-01-01

    This paper is on the different biotechnological approaches that have been used to improve Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for the control of agricultural insect pests and have contributed to the successful use of this biological control agent; it describes how a better knowledge of the high diversity of Bt strains and toxins genes together with the development of efficient host-vector systems has made it possible to overcome a number of the problems associated with Bt based insect control measures. First we present an overview of the biology of Bt and of the mode of action of its insecticidal toxins. We then describe some of the progress that has been made in furthering our knowledge of the genetics of Bt and of its insecticidal toxin genes and in the understanding of their regulation. The paper then deals with the use of recombinant DNA technology to develop new Bt strains for more effective pest control or to introduce the genes encoding partial-endotoxins directly into plants to produce insect-resistant trangenic plants. Several examples describing how biotechnology has been used to increase the production of insecticidal proteins in Bt or their persistence in the field by protecting them against UV degradation are presented and discussed. Finally, based on our knowledge of the mechanism of transposition of the Bt transposon Tn4430, we describe the construction of a new generation of recombinant strains of Bt, from which antibiotic resistance genes and other non-Bt DNA sequences were selectively eliminated, using a new generation of site-specific recombination vectors. In the future, continuing improvement of first generation products and research into new sources of resistance is essential to ensure the long-term control of insect pests. Chimeric toxins could also be produced so as to increase toxin activity or direct resistance towards a particular type of insect. The search for new insecticidal toxins, in Bt or other microorganisms, may also provide new weapons for the fight against insect damage. PMID:10783711

  12. The Biotechnology Facility for International Space Station.

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    Goodwin, Thomas; Lundquist, Charles; Tuxhorn, Jennifer; Hurlbert, Katy

    2004-03-01

    The primary mission of the Cellular Biotechnology Program is to advance microgravity as a tool in basic and applied cell biology. The microgravity environment can be used to study fundamental principles of cell biology and to achieve specific applications such as tissue engineering. The Biotechnology Facility (BTF) will provide a state-of-the-art facility to perform cellular biotechnology research onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The BTF will support continuous operation, which will allow performance of long-duration experiments and will significantly increase the on-orbit science throughput. PMID:16145813

  13. Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology offers "news and information on agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified food from an independent and objective source for the public, media and policymakers." Readers should find it a timely and well-presented resource for keeping up with developments in biotechnology and the public debate it has generated. Content includes news reports, conference summaries, factsheets, and other materials intended to spur "discussion about this technology beyond conflict and toward a sustained process of constructive engagement about the regulation and use of this important tool."

  14. The Biotechnology Facility for International Space Station

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Goodwin, Thomas; Lundquist, Charles; Tuxhorn, Jennifer; Hurlbert, Katy

    2004-01-01

    The primary mission of the Cellular Biotechnology Program is to advance microgravity as a tool in basic and applied cell biology. The microgravity environment can be used to study fundamental principles of cell biology and to achieve specific applications such as tissue engineering. The Biotechnology Facility (BTF) will provide a state-of-the-art facility to perform cellular biotechnology research onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The BTF will support continuous operation, which will allow performance of long-duration experiments and will significantly increase the on-orbit science throughput.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dawson, Vaille

    2007-03-01

    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.

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

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    David A. Micklos

    2006-10-30

    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

  17. Wordland Workshop.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Perlish, Harvey Neil

    Can and should the preschool child learn to read? To answer this and related questions, a study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of a television program and parental home assistance in teaching reading skills to three-year-old children. For five days a week over a 39-week period, an experimental group watched "Wordland Workshop," a…

  18. 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

  19. Workshop Proceedings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jackoway, Marlin K.

    1979-01-01

    Summarizes workshop discussions on adolescent prejudice; making the most of the media in improving school attendance; services available to children--treatment centers; truancy in Ontario; and discipline. Presented at the 64th annual conference of the International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978. (Author/LPG)

  20. Junior Electronics Workshops and Their Questionnaires Reviews

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

    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.

  1. The Astronomy Workshop

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2000-10-01

    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 in large university survey courses, as well as smaller classes for undergraduate majors and graduate students. It has also been used in High School and Junior High School science classes. Below are some tools in the Astronomy Workshop. 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. Planetary Calculators (New!): Calculate a simple formula, e.g. the escape velocity, simultaneously for all planets and moons in the Solar System. 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.). Build Your Own Solar System (New!): Choose the masses of up to four planets, and their orbital sizes and shapes, and explore the prospects for life in your creation. Astronomical Distances: 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. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

  2. Mechatronics design principles for biotechnology product development.

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    Mandenius, Carl-Fredrik; Björkman, Mats

    2010-05-01

    Traditionally, biotechnology design has focused on the manufacture of chemicals and biologics. Still, a majority of biotechnology products that appear on the market today is the result of mechanical-electric (mechatronic) construction. For these, the biological components play decisive roles in the design solution; the biological entities are either integral parts of the design, or are transformed by the mechatronic system. This article explains how the development and production engineering design principles used for typical mechanical products can be adapted to the demands of biotechnology products, and how electronics, mechanics and biology can be integrated more successfully. We discuss three emerging areas of biotechnology in which mechatronic design principles can apply: stem cell manufacture, artificial organs, and bioreactors. PMID:20334940

  3. Disease resistance: Molecular mechanisms and biotechnological applications

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This special issue “Disease resistance: molecular mechanisms and biotechnological applications” contains 11 review articles and four original research papers. Research in the area of engineering for disease resistance continues to progress although only 10% of the transgenic plants registered for ...

  4. Principles of biotechnological treatment of industrial wastes.

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    Roig, M G; Martín Rodriguez, M J; Cachaza, J M; Mendoza Sánchez, L; Kennedy, J F

    1993-01-01

    This review includes current information on biodegradation processes of pollutants, digestor biocenosis and bioadditives, sludge production, measurement of pollution, and advances regarding biotechnological treatment of a series of specific industrial effluents. PMID:8364976

  5. Exploitation of biotechnology in a large company.

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    Dart, E C

    1989-08-31

    Almost from the outset, most large companies saw the 'new biotechnology' not as a new business but as a set of very powerful techniques that, in time, would radically improve the understanding of biological systems. This new knowledge was generally seen by them as enhancing the process of invention and not as a substitute for tried and tested ways of meeting clearly identified targets. As the knowledge base grows, so the big-company response to biotechnology becomes more positive. Within ICI, biotechnology is now integrated into five bio-businesses (Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Seeds, Diagnostics and Biological Products). Within the Central Toxicology Laboratory it also contributes to the understanding of the mechanisms of toxic action of chemicals as part of assessing risk. ICI has entered two of these businesses (Seeds and Diagnostics) because it sees biotechnology making a major contribution to the profitability of each. PMID:2573093

  6. Capital project development in biotechnology industry

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    Kristinsdottir, Asbjorg

    2008-01-01

    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 ...

  7. Molecular biotechnology of marine algae in China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Song Qin; Peng Jiang; Cheng-Kui Tseng

    \\u000a Molecular biotechnology of marine algae is referred to as the biotechnology on the identification, modification, production\\u000a and utilization of marine algal molecules. It involves not only the manipulation of macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins,\\u000a but also deals with low molecular weight compounds such as secondary metabolites.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a In the last decade, molecular systematic researches to investigate the relationship and

  8. Basic biology of new developments in biotechnology

    SciTech Connect

    Hollaender, A.; Laskin, A.I.; Rogers, P.

    1983-01-01

    This book examines the current interface between research on basic biological mechanisms and development of biotechnologies aimed at providing a particular product or filling a specific human need. Specific topics covered include proteins, peptides, and genes for medicine lymphoid cells and monoclonal antibodies in biomedical technology biotechnology for agriculture drugs and antibiotics, fuels and chemicals, industrial and applied microbiology, biodegradation and enzyme technology. This multidisciplinary work presents new paths for microbiologists, biochemists, and those involved with biotechniques and bioengineering to explore.

  9. Magnetic nano- and microparticles in biotechnology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ivo Safarik; Mirka Safarikova

    2009-01-01

    Both synthetic and biologically produced magnetic nano- and microparticles exhibit several types of responses to external\\u000a magnetic field which have been already employed in various areas of biosciences, biotechnology, medicine, environmental technology,\\u000a etc. This short review shows selected important biotechnological applications of magnetic particles, and the biological processes\\u000a leading to biogenic magnetic particles formation.

  10. 75 FR 41798 - Solicitation of Letters of Interest to Participate in Biotechnology Quality Management System...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-19

    ...Participate in Biotechnology Quality Management System Program AGENCY: Animal...the APHIS Biotechnology Quality Management System Program. The Biotechnology Quality Management System Program is a...

  11. Advancing EBIPM through education

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Education and technology transfer are central to implementing successful ecologicallybased invasive plant management (EBIPM) programs on western rangelands, particularly those infested by exotic annual grasses. Outreach education events (field schools, workshops, field tours, and symposia) and produ...

  12. Solar System Educators Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Knudsen

    2004-01-01

    The Solar System Educators Program is a nationwide network of highly motivated teachers who lead workshops that show other teachers in their local communities how to successfully incorporate NASA materials and research into their classes. Currently there are 57 Solar System Educators in 37 states whose workshops are designed to assist their fellow teachers in understanding and including standards-based NASA

  13. Medical Biotechnology Trends and Achievements in Iran

    PubMed Central

    Mahboudi, Fereidoun; Hamedifar, Haleh; Aghajani, Hamideh

    2012-01-01

    A healthcare system has been the most important priority for all governments worldwide. Biotechnology products have affected the promotion of health care over the last thirty years. During the last several decades, Iran has achieved significant success in extending healthcare to the rural areas and in reducing the rates of infant mortality and increasing population growth. Biomedical technology as a converging technology is considered a helpful tool to fulfill the Iranian healthcare missions. The number of biotechnology products has reached 148 in 2012. The total sales have increased to 98 billion USD without considering vaccines and plasma derived proteins in 2012. Iran is one of the leading countries in the Middle East and North Africa in the area of Medical biotechnology. The number of biotechnology medicines launched in Iran is 13 products until 2012. More than 15 products are in pipelines now. Manufacturers are expecting to receive the market release for more than 8 products by the end of 2012. Considering this information, Iran will lead the biotechnology products especially in area of biosimilars in Asia after India in next three years. The present review will discuss leading policy, decision makers’ role, human resource developing system and industry development in medical biotechnology. PMID:23407888

  14. Massachusetts Regional Alignment Workshops: Final Report

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  15. Educating About Agriculture

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) offers projects which include K-12 and some college agricultural education, consumer education, agricultural research, scholarships and farm safety programs. Topics covered include: educational activities; educational resources, including opportunities in agricultural careers; news and information; a calendar of events; a children\\'s page; a teachers\\' toolbox; recommended books and videos; and state and county agricultural statistics. Consumer and student education about biotechnology is emphasized.

  16. Workshop introduction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Streeper; Charles

    2010-01-01

    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

  17. Astronomy Workshop

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    Dr. Douglas P. Hamilton

    The Astronomy Workshop from the University of Maryland features interactives, animations, calculators, and other online computer-assisted learning tools enabling middle-school and older students to investigate the solar system and the universe. Units allow students to investigate astronomical distances and the size of objects in the universe; examine what might happen if objects collide; investigate orbital mechanics; visualize the distribution and motions of objects in the solar system; and many other topics.

  18. Ethics in biotechnology and biosecurity.

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    Jameel, S

    2011-01-01

    Great advances in technology produce unique challenges. Every technology also has a dual use, which needs to be understood and managed to extract maximum benefits for mankind and the development of civilization. The achievements of physicists in the mid-20th century resulted in the nuclear technology, which gave us the destructive power of the atomic bomb as also a source of energy. Towards the later part of the 20th century, information technology empowered us with fast, easy and cheap access to information, but also led to intrusions into our privacy. Today, biotechnology is yielding life- saving and life-enhancing advances at a fast pace. But, the same tools can also give rise to fiercely destructive forces. How do we construct a security regime for biology? What have we learnt from the management of earlier technological advances? How much information should be in the public domain? Should biology, or more broadly science, be regulated? Who should regulate it? These and many other ethical questions need to be addressed. PMID:22120790

  19. Biology and biotechnology of hyaluronan.

    PubMed

    Viola, Manuela; Vigetti, Davide; Karousou, Evgenia; D'Angelo, Maria Luisa; Caon, Ilaria; Moretto, Paola; De Luca, Giancarlo; Passi, Alberto

    2015-05-01

    The hyaluronan (HA) polymer is a critical component of extracellular matrix with a remarkable structure: is a linear and unbranched polymer without sulphate or phosphate groups. It is ubiquitous in mammals showing several biological functions, ranging from cell proliferation and migration to angiogenesis and inflammation. For its critical biological functions the amount of HA in tissues is carefully controlled by different mechanisms including covalent modification of the synthetic enzymes and epigenetic control of their gene expression. The concentration of HA is also critical in several pathologies including cancer, diabetes and inflammation. Beside these biological roles, the structural properties of HA allow it to take advantage of its capacity to form gels even at concentration of 1 % producing scaffolds with very promising applications in regenerative medicine as biocompatible material for advanced therapeutic uses. In this review we highlight the biological aspects of HA addressing the mechanisms controlling the HA content in tissues as well as its role in important human pathologies. In the second part of the review we highlight the different use of HA polymers in the modern biotechnology. PMID:25971701

  20. Yeasts: From genetics to biotechnology

    SciTech Connect

    Russo, S.; Poli, G. [Univ. of Milan (Italy); Siman-Tov, R.B. [Univ. of Jerusalem, Rehovot (Israel)

    1995-12-31

    Yeasts have been known and used in food and alcoholic fermentations ever since the Neolithic Age. In more recent times, on the basis of their peculiar features and history, yeasts have become very important experimental models in both microbiological and genetic research, as well as the main characters in many fermentative production processes. In the last 40 years, advances in molecular biology and genetic engineering have made possible not only the genetic selection of organisms, but also the genetic modification of some of them, especially the simplest of them, such as bacteria and yeasts. These discoveries have led to the availability of new yeast strains fit to fulfill requests of industrial production and fermentation. Moreover, genetically modified and transformed yeasts have been constructed that are able to produce large amounts of biologically active proteins and enzymes. Thus, recombinant yeasts make it easier to produce drugs, biologically active products, diagnostics, and vaccines, by inexpensive and relatively simple techniques. Yeasts are going to become more and more important in the {open_quotes}biotechnological revolution{close_quotes} by virtue of both their features and their very long and safe use in human nutrition and industry. 175 refs., 4 figs., 6 tabs.

  1. Biology and biotechnology of Trichoderma

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    Schuster, André

    2010-01-01

    Fungi of the genus Trichoderma are soilborne, green-spored ascomycetes that can be found all over the world. They have been studied with respect to various characteristics and applications and are known as successful colonizers of their habitats, efficiently fighting their competitors. Once established, they launch their potent degradative machinery for decomposition of the often heterogeneous substrate at hand. Therefore, distribution and phylogeny, defense mechanisms, beneficial as well as deleterious interaction with hosts, enzyme production and secretion, sexual development, and response to environmental conditions such as nutrients and light have been studied in great detail with many species of this genus, thus rendering Trichoderma one of the best studied fungi with the genome of three species currently available. Efficient biocontrol strains of the genus are being developed as promising biological fungicides, and their weaponry for this function also includes secondary metabolites with potential applications as novel antibiotics. The cellulases produced by Trichoderma reesei, the biotechnological workhorse of the genus, are important industrial products, especially with respect to production of second generation biofuels from cellulosic waste. Genetic engineering not only led to significant improvements in industrial processes but also to intriguing insights into the biology of these fungi and is now complemented by the availability of a sexual cycle in T. reesei/Hypocrea jecorina, which significantly facilitates both industrial and basic research. This review aims to give a broad overview on the qualities and versatility of the best studied Trichoderma species and to highlight intriguing findings as well as promising applications. PMID:20461510

  2. Integration of Population Education in APPEAL. Volume Two: Population Education in Universal Primary Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    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,…

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

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    Sonmez, Duygu

    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.

  4. Workshop on Emergent Literacy in Childhood Report (Suva, Fiji, February 5-23, 1996).

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    Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Centre, Haifa (Israel).

    This document reports on a workshop on emergent literacy in early childhood held in Fiji. The workshop was sponsored by UNICEF and the Fiji Ministry of Education. The course objectives were to: (1) review education philosophies and methodologies currently influencing early childhood education in Fiji; (2) gain extended knowledge on language…

  5. An International Workshop on Primary Science. Report on the Primary Science Workshop Held after the Conference in Science and Technology Education and Future Human Needs (Bangalore, India, August 1985).

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    Harlen, Wynne, Comp.

    A conference on science and technology and future human needs was attended by over 300 science educators from 64 countries. Educators with particular interest in primary science and technology education extended their stay for an additional seminar. This report highlights the events of that seminar. Contents include: (1) recent and on-going work…

  6. Supporting core service facilities for biotechnology research by faculty, student, government, and

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    Mayfield, John

    Supporting core service facilities for biotechnology research by faculty, student, government, and industry scientists. Developed by the Office of Biotechnology and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Office of Biotechnology Core Instrumentation Service Facilities advancing biotechnology research

  7. Proteomics: a biotechnology tool for crop improvement

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    Eldakak, Moustafa; Milad, Sanaa I. M.; Nawar, Ali I.; Rohila, Jai S.

    2013-01-01

    A sharp decline in the availability of arable land and sufficient supply of irrigation water along with a continuous steep increase in food demands have exerted a pressure on farmers to produce more with fewer resources. A viable solution to release this pressure is to speed up the plant breeding process by employing biotechnology in breeding programs. The majority of biotechnological applications rely on information generated from various -omic technologies. The latest outstanding improvements in proteomic platforms and many other but related advances in plant biotechnology techniques offer various new ways to encourage the usage of these technologies by plant scientists for crop improvement programs. A combinatorial approach of accelerated gene discovery through genomics, proteomics, and other associated -omic branches of biotechnology, as an applied approach, is proving to be an effective way to speed up the crop improvement programs worldwide. In the near future, swift improvements in -omic databases are becoming critical and demand immediate attention for the effective utilization of these techniques to produce next-generation crops for the progressive farmers. Here, we have reviewed the recent advances in proteomics, as tools of biotechnology, which are offering great promise and leading the path toward crop improvement for sustainable agriculture. PMID:23450788

  8. The Biotechnology Facility for International Space Station

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    Goodwin, Thomas; Lundquist, Charles; Hurlbert, Katy; Tuxhorn, Jennifer

    2004-01-01

    The primary mission of the Cellular Biotechnology Program is to advance microgravity as a tool in basic and applied cell biology. The microgravity environment can be used to study fundamental principles of cell biology and to achieve specific applications such as tissue engineering. The Biotechnology Facility (BTF) will provide a state-of-the-art facility to perform cellular biotechnology research onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The BTF will support continuous operation, which will allow performance of long-duration experiments and will significantly increase the on-orbit science throughput. With the BTF, dedicated ground support, and a community of investigators, the goals of the Cellular Biotechnology Program at Johnson Space Center are to: Support approximately 400 typical investigator experiments during the nominal design life of BTF (10 years). Support a steady increase in investigations per year, starting with stationary bioreactor experiments and adding rotating bioreactor experiments at a later date. Support at least 80% of all new cellular biotechnology investigations selected through the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) process. Modular components - to allow sequential and continuous experiment operations without cross-contamination Increased cold storage capability (+4 C, -80 C, -180 C). Storage of frozen cell culture inoculum - to allow sequential investigations. Storage of post-experiment samples - for return of high quality samples. Increased number of cell cultures per investigation, with replicates - to provide sufficient number of samples for data analysis and publication of results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

  9. Biotechnology Facility: An ISS Microgravity Research Facility

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    Gonda, Steve R.; Tsao, Yow-Min

    2000-01-01

    The International Space Station (ISS) will support several facilities dedicated to scientific research. One such facility, the Biotechnology Facility (BTF), is sponsored by the Microgravity Sciences and Applications Division (MSAD) and developed at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The BTF is scheduled for delivery to the ISS via Space Shuttle in April 2005. The purpose of the BTF is to provide: (1) the support structure and integration capabilities for the individual modules in which biotechnology experiments will be performed, (2) the capability for human-tended, repetitive, long-duration biotechnology experiments, and (3) opportunities to perform repetitive experiments in a short period by allowing continuous access to microgravity. The MSAD has identified cell culture and tissue engineering, protein crystal growth, and fundamentals of biotechnology as areas that contain promising opportunities for significant advancements through low-gravity experiments. The focus of this coordinated ground- and space-based research program is the use of the low-gravity environment of space to conduct fundamental investigations leading to major advances in the understanding of basic and applied biotechnology. Results from planned investigations can be used in applications ranging from rational drug design and testing, cancer diagnosis and treatments and tissue engineering leading to replacement tissues.

  10. Proteomics: a biotechnology tool for crop improvement.

    PubMed

    Eldakak, Moustafa; Milad, Sanaa I M; Nawar, Ali I; Rohila, Jai S

    2013-01-01

    A sharp decline in the availability of arable land and sufficient supply of irrigation water along with a continuous steep increase in food demands have exerted a pressure on farmers to produce more with fewer resources. A viable solution to release this pressure is to speed up the plant breeding process by employing biotechnology in breeding programs. The majority of biotechnological applications rely on information generated from various -omic technologies. The latest outstanding improvements in proteomic platforms and many other but related advances in plant biotechnology techniques offer various new ways to encourage the usage of these technologies by plant scientists for crop improvement programs. A combinatorial approach of accelerated gene discovery through genomics, proteomics, and other associated -omic branches of biotechnology, as an applied approach, is proving to be an effective way to speed up the crop improvement programs worldwide. In the near future, swift improvements in -omic databases are becoming critical and demand immediate attention for the effective utilization of these techniques to produce next-generation crops for the progressive farmers. Here, we have reviewed the recent advances in proteomics, as tools of biotechnology, which are offering great promise and leading the path toward crop improvement for sustainable agriculture. PMID:23450788

  11. Instructional Supervision. VTAE Workshop 90 (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, March 5-7, 1990). Final Report.

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    Lee, Howard D.

    This document contains an outline of a workshop on instructional supervision for vocational, technical, and adult education supervisors in Wisconsin. Materials used in the workshop, along with preparation materials, are included. Extensive appendixes include a list of workshop participants, the agenda, handouts on instructional supervision, and…

  12. Freeing Ourselves: Removing Internal Barriers to Equality. A Workshop for Women.

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    Collier, Helen V.; And Others

    This manual is for a developmental workshop for 12-18 women that uses didactic and experiential techniques to train participants to make freer educational and career choices. It contains four parts. Part 1, for the workshop administrator, overviews the nature of the workshop and provides information necessary for publicizing, organizing,…

  13. NAOMI Workshop

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    Rutten, R.

    2003-12-01

    Adaptive Optics has been the centre piece of ING's development programme for some years now. First results of the NAOMI AO system at the WHT have been presented in earlier issues of this newsletter. As ING is climbing the steep learning curve of adaptive optics, the time was considered ripe to compare our experience at the WHT with that of other telescopes with many more years of experience. In order to keep the workshop well focussed and encourage the best opportunities for debating results only a small number of participants were invited to attend.

  14. Work in progress - computer security faculty of development workshop

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    D. Jacobson; J. A. Davis

    2004-01-01

    The Information Assurance Center at Iowa State University received support from the National Science Foundation to create a computer security faculty development workshop. Faculty members from Universities in neighboring states participate in an intensive workshop on information assurance and security education, with the goal of introducing security concepts into courses in their home departments. Participants are given access to streaming

  15. Production Workshop Project, DPPF: 1971-72 Evaluation.

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    Kilbane, Marian; Fleming, Margaret

    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…

  16. Transferring Learning from the Workshop to the Classroom

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    Johnson, Kimberly A.

    2009-01-01

    As coordinator of the ABE Teaching and Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) based in the Hamline University School of Education in St. Paul, the author does many workshops or conference sessions in Minnesota's nine professional development regions each year. Typical single-day events offer multiple 90-minute workshops. She often questions the…

  17. Copyright 2010, Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology. All rights reserved. Vol. 2, No. 3, July-September 2010 Original Article

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Copyright © 2010, Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology. All rights reserved. Vol. 2, No. 3 and Bioinformatics Unit, Medical Biotechnology Department, Biotechnology Research Center, Pasteur Institute of Iran Sardari, Ph.D., Drug Design and Bioinformatics Unit, Medical Biotechnology Department, Biotechnology

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

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    Masys, Daniel R.

    1989-01-01

    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)

  19. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND OVERVIEW OF BIOTECHNOLOGY PROCESS APPLICATIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report is an overview of industrial biotechnology processes, waste streams associated with these processes, and the effectiveness of current control technologies in treating process waste streams. (Biotechnology is defined here as processes that employ microbial cultures or e...

  20. Biotechnological approaches for improvement and conservation of prunus species

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Biotechnology has contributed to improvement and conservation of Prunus species. Biotechnological approaches involving in vitro tissue culture, genetic transformation, molecular marker development and cryopreservation were applied to various Prunus species. This report provides an overview of biotec...

  1. GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE CORVALLIS RISK ASSESSMENT BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

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    The goal of the Terrestrial Microbial Ecology/Biotechnology Program is to develop methods to evaluate potential impacts of genetically engineered microbes (GEMs), and microbial pest control agents (MPCAs), on terrestrial ecosystems. n the last few years, biotechnology companies h...

  2. Biotechnological Aspects of Microbial Extracellular Electron Transfer.

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    Kato, Souichiro

    2015-01-01

    Extracellular electron transfer (EET) is a type of microbial respiration that enables electron transfer between microbial cells and extracellular solid materials, including naturally-occurring metal compounds and artificial electrodes. Microorganisms harboring EET abilities have received considerable attention for their various biotechnological applications, in addition to their contribution to global energy and material cycles. In this review, current knowledge on microbial EET and its application to diverse biotechnologies, including the bioremediation of toxic metals, recovery of useful metals, biocorrosion, and microbial electrochemical systems (microbial fuel cells and microbial electrosynthesis), were introduced. Two potential biotechnologies based on microbial EET, namely the electrochemical control of microbial metabolism and electrochemical stimulation of microbial symbiotic reactions (electric syntrophy), were also discussed. PMID:26004795

  3. Biotechnological Aspects of Microbial Extracellular Electron Transfer

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    Kato, Souichiro

    2015-01-01

    Extracellular electron transfer (EET) is a type of microbial respiration that enables electron transfer between microbial cells and extracellular solid materials, including naturally-occurring metal compounds and artificial electrodes. Microorganisms harboring EET abilities have received considerable attention for their various biotechnological applications, in addition to their contribution to global energy and material cycles. In this review, current knowledge on microbial EET and its application to diverse biotechnologies, including the bioremediation of toxic metals, recovery of useful metals, biocorrosion, and microbial electrochemical systems (microbial fuel cells and microbial electrosynthesis), were introduced. Two potential biotechnologies based on microbial EET, namely the electrochemical control of microbial metabolism and electrochemical stimulation of microbial symbiotic reactions (electric syntrophy), were also discussed. PMID:26004795

  4. Perspectives on biotechnological applications of archaea

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    Schiraldi, Chiara; Giuliano, Mariateresa; De Rosa, Mario

    2002-01-01

    Many archaea colonize extreme environments. They include hyperthermophiles, sulfur-metabolizing thermophiles, extreme halophiles and methanogens. Because extremophilic microorganisms have unusual properties, they are a potentially valuable resource in the development of novel biotechnological processes. Despite extensive research, however, there are few existing industrial applications of either archaeal biomass or archaeal enzymes. This review summarizes current knowledge about the biotechnological uses of archaea and archaeal enzymes with special attention to potential applications that are the subject of current experimental evaluation. Topics covered include cultivation methods, recent achievements in genomics, which are of key importance for the development of new biotechnological tools, and the application of wild-type biomasses, engineered microorganisms, enzymes and specific metabolites in particular bioprocesses of industrial interest. PMID:15803645

  5. Plant biotechnology for food security and bioeconomy.

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    Clarke, Jihong Liu; Zhang, Peng

    2013-09-01

    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

  6. Applications of Protein Hydrolysates in Biotechnology

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

    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.

  7. Basic biology of new developments in biotechnology

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    Hollaender, A.; Laskin, A.I.; Rogers, P. (eds.)

    1983-09-01

    Proceedings of the symposium, held May 25-28, 1982 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, entitled The Biological Basis of New Developments in Biotechnology. The application of basic knowledge in genetics and chemistry to new industrial processes based on recombinant DNA and related enzyme technologies indicates that future advances in biotechnology will be closely linked to fundamental work in the biological sciences. Continued progress in this field will clearly depend upon increased understanding of the underlying genetic mechanisms, biological processes, and microbial physiology and interactions. Specific topics covered are proteins, peptides, and genes for medicine; lymphoid cells and monoclonal antibodies in biomedical technology; biotechnology for agriculture; drugs and antibiotics; fuels and chemicals; industrial and applied microbiology; and biodegradation and enzyme technology. This multidisciplinary work presents new paths for microbiologicsts, biochemists, and those involved with biotechniques and bioengineering to explore.

  8. White rot fungi laccases for biotechnological applications.

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    Villalba, Laura L; Fonseca, María I; Giorgio, Martín; Zapata, Pedro D

    2010-06-01

    White rot fungi have an enzymatic system producing oxidative and hydrolytic enzymes that act on the degradation of certain components of the cell wall. They can be applied in several technological processes, such as paper industry, bio-fuels and environmental pollution. Laccases are multi-copper enzymes of wide substrate specificity and high non-specific oxidation capacity that use molecular oxygen to oxidize various aromatic compounds, and are highly relevant biotechnological applications. In this review, we present some significant patents on laccase production and recombinant DNA technology for diverse biotechnology applications. PMID:20550513

  9. Biotechnology; Precision Agriculture; Working with Medical Electronics

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    The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. This episode of ATETV focuses on Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences, and Medical Electronics. The video looks at the process and advantages of transferring from two-year colleges onto a four-year institution. This video also showcases Agricultural Science and the impact that students can have on that field. It can be viewed whole or in three segments: "Community College Biotechnology Programs," "Agricultural Technology," and "Working with Medical Electronics." The running time for the full episode is 9:47.

  10. Cases in Industry Practice in Biotechnology

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    This "Course-in-a-Box" from Bio-Link is a good starting point for instructors to develop a course on industry practice in biotechnology. The course contains case studies designed to promote student understanding of "workplace skills needed to function efficiently, effectively, and safely in entry-level biotechnology careers." Students discuss the case and then apply their knowledge in a hands-on laboratory exercise. This course includes six case studies such as It's as Easy as Pulling a Hair and Lighten Up. A free login is required to access the materials.

  11. Biotechnology Approaches to Life Detection

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    Steele, Andrew; McKay, David; Schweitzer, Mary

    2001-01-01

    The direct detection of organic biomarkers for living or fossil microbes on Mars by an in situ instrument is a worthy goal for future lander missions. Several new and innovative biotechnology approaches are being explored. Firstly we have proposed an instrument based on immunological reactions to specific antibodies to cause activation of fluorescent stains. Antibodies are raised or acquired to a variety of general and specific substances that might be in Mars soil. These antibodies are then combined with various fluorescent stains and applied to micron sized numbered spots on a small (2-3 cm) test plate where they become firmly attached after freeze drying. Using technology that has been developed for gene mining in DNA technology up to 10,000 tests per square inch can now be applied to a test plate. On Mars or the planet/moon of interest, a sample of soil from a trench or drill core is extracted with water and/or an organic solvent and ultrasonication and then applied to the test plate. Any substance, which has an antibody on the test plate, will react with its antibody and activate its fluorescent stain. At the moment a small UV light source will illuminate the test plate, which is observed with a small CCD camera, although other detection systems will be applied. The numbered spots that fluoresce indicate the presence of the tested-for substance, and the intensity indicates relative amounts. Furthermore with up to a thousand test plates available false positives and several variations of antibody can also be screened for. The entire instrument can be quite small and light, on the order of 10 cm in each dimension. A possible choice for light source may be small UV lasers at several wavelengths. Some of the wells or spots can contain simply standard fluorescent stains used to detect live cells, dead cells, DNA, etc. The stains in these spots may be directly activated, with no antibodies being necessary. The proposed system will look for three classes of biomarkers: those from extant life, such as DNA, those from extinct life such as hopanes, and those from organic compounds not necessarily associated with life such as PAHs, rocket exhaust contamination and other a/pre-biotic chemicals. Both monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies can be used. Monoclonal antibodies react with a very specific compound, but polyclonal antibodies may react to any of a whole family of compounds. Furthermore the technique of phage display to raise antibodies against classically non-antigenic molecules is also being considered. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.

  12. PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION IN WEST AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES, A REPORT ON TWO TRAINING WORKSHOPS. EDUCATIONAL STUDIES AND DOCUMENTS, NO. 52.

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    KOMOSKI, P. KENNETH; GREEN, EDWARD J.

    DURING THE SUMMER OF 1963 NINETEEN PERSONS IN RAMALLAH, JORDAN AND THIRTY-SEVEN PERSONS IN IBADAN, NIGERIA TOOK A SIX WEEK TRAINING WORKSHOP COURSE IN PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION. THE COURSE CONSISTED OF LECTURES, GROUP DISCUSSIONS, READING ASSIGNMENTS, INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCES, PROGRAM WRITING, EDITING, AND STUDENT TRIALS. THE TRAINEES MADE COMMENDABLE…

  13. 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).

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

    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…

  14. Biotechnology—a sustainable alternative for chemical industry

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    Maria Gavrilescu; Yusuf Chisti

    2005-01-01

    This review outlines the current and emerging applications of biotechnology, particularly in the production and processing of chemicals, for sustainable development. Biotechnology is “the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents”. Some of the defining technologies of modern biotechnology include genetic engineering; culture of recombinant microorganisms, cells of animals and plants; metabolic engineering;

  15. Chemogenomics and biotechnology Arthur Wuster and M. Madan Babu

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    Babu, M. Madan

    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

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

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    Khan, Javed I.

    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

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

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    Lansky, Joshua

    1 Open Development: Is the "Open Source" Analogy Relevant to Biotechnology? Author: Alan G. Isaac University Date: 19 Oct 2005 Abstract IP controversies are an increasing part of biotechnology policy developing countries have considered the limited access of the poor to much needed biotechnologies (including

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

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    Sheridan, Scott

    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

  19. Lecturers and Academic Staff: Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

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    Lecturers and Academic Staff: Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Full-Time Total Technicians and Teaching Assistants The Departments of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering have a number to provide the local and regional markets with highly qualified graduates in Mathematics, and biotechnology

  20. BIOTECHNOLOGY: WORKING WITH NATURE TO IMPROVE FOREST RESOURCES AND PRODUCTS

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    Abubakr, Said

    BIOTECHNOLOGY: WORKING WITH NATURE TO IMPROVE FOREST RESOURCES AND PRODUCTS Marguerite Sykes of biotechnology in the forest products industry is expanding beyond the pulp and paper industry. Applications. This paper provides an overview of recent publications in these new areas of biotechnology. INTRODUCTION

  1. DISCUSSION: ECONOMIES OF SCALE AND SCOPE IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH

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    Foltz, Jeremy D.

    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

  2. AVERTING THE HOSTILE EXPLOITATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY Matthew Meselson

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    Sussex, University of

    AVERTING THE HOSTILE EXPLOITATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY Matthew Meselson Department of Molecular but also for hostile ones. Must this also happen with biotechnology, certain to be a dominant technology interesting. Weaponeers have only just begun to explore the potential of the biotechnological revolution

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

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    Khan, Javed I.

    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

  4. Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Developmentand Drug Development

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    Puglisi, Joseph

    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

  5. Dep. Of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Study plan(2005-2006)

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    Dep. Of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Study plan(2005-2006) First semester or Con 212241Analytical Chemistry3212103240281 Introduction to Biotechnology2 240107+1 30102 2122423240233240462Bioinformatics2 240231+ 240335 240338Immunology lab1 240337 or Con 240322Plant Biotechnology3240281

  6. Binghamton University Space Request Form Innovative Technologies Complex Biotechnology Building

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    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

  7. In this Issue CeBiTec Symposium: Molecular Biotechnology

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    Moeller, Ralf

    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

  8. Biotechnology Industry Organization 1201 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 900

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    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

  9. High School Students' Knowledge and Attitudes regarding Biotechnology Applications

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    Ozel, Murat; Erdogan, Mehmet; Usak, Muhammet; Prokop, Pavol

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate high school students' knowledge and attitudes regarding biotechnology and its various applications. In addition, whether students' knowledge and attitudes differed according to age and gender were also explored. The Biotechnology Knowledge Questionnaire (BKQ) with 16 items and the Biotechnology Attitude…

  10. Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology: Progress Report Today's Date

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    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    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

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

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    Berleant, Daniel

    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

  12. "Boden macht Schule" - a soil awareness workshop for Austrian pupils

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Foldal, Cecile B.; Aust, Günter; Baumgarten, Andreas; Berthold, Helene; Birli, Barbara; Englisch, Michael; Ferstl, Elsa; Leregger, Florian; Schwarz, Sigrid; Tulipan, Monika

    2014-05-01

    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"

  13. Chinese public understanding of the use of agricultural biotechnology—A case study from Zhejiang Province of China*

    PubMed Central

    Lü, Lan

    2006-01-01

    This study explores the Chinese public’s perceptions of, and attitudes to, agriculture and food applications of biotechnology; and investigates the effect of socio-demographic factors on attitudes. A questionnaire survey and interviews were used in an attempt to combine quantitative analysis with qualitative review. The main finding of this study is that the Chinese population has a superficial, optimistic attitude to agricultural biotechnology; and that, in accordance with public attitudes, a cautious policy, with obligatory labelling, should be adopted. The study reveals that education is the factor among socio-demographic variables with the strongest impact on public attitudes. Higher education leads to a more positive evaluation of GM (genetically modified) foods and applications of biotechnology with respect to usefulness, moral acceptability, and suitability for encouragement. In addition, public attitudinal differences depend significantly on area of residence. Compared with their more urban compatriots, members of the public in less developed areas of China have more optimistic attitudes, perceive more benefits, and are more risk tolerant in relation to GM foods and agricultural biotechnology. Finally we obtained a very high rate of “don’t know” answers to our survey questions. This suggests that many people do not have settled attitudes, and correspondingly, that the overall public attitude to agricultural biotechnology and GM foods in China is at present somewhat unstable. PMID:16532526

  14. INTERDISCIPLINARY VIRAL HEPATITIS EDUCATION WORKSHOP

    Microsoft Academic Search

    HEP C WORKSHOPS

    2009-01-01

    DISCLAIMER: The hepc.bull © cannot endorse any physician, product or treatment. Any guests invited to our groups to speak, do so to add to our information only. What they say should not necessarily be considered medical advice, unless they are medical doctors. The information you receive may help you make an informed decision. Please consult with your health practitioner before

  15. You are invited... Annual Pioneers in Endocrinology Workshop

    E-print Network

    Hey, Jody

    cannot attend but enclosed is my donation ($_________) to support more educational programs like this one luncheon donation: ________ @ $10 = _________ ________ Student poster presenter ­ no charge ____ No, I ____________________________________ Email ________________________________________________ The 7th Annual Pioneers in Endocrinology Workshop

  16. The potential impact of plant biotechnology on the Millennium Development Goals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dawei YuanLudovic; Ludovic Bassie; Maite Sabalza; Bruna Miralpeix; Svetlana Dashevskaya; Gemma Farre; Sol M. Rivera; Raviraj Banakar; Chao Bai; Georgina Sanahuja; Gemma Arjó; Eva Avilla; Uxue Zorrilla-López; Nerea Ugidos-Damboriena; Alberto López; David Almacellas; Changfu Zhu; Teresa Capell; Gunther Hahne; Richard M. Twyman; Paul Christou

    2011-01-01

    The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are international development targets for the year 2015 that aim to achieve\\u000a relative improvements in the standards of health, socioeconomic status and education in the world’s poorest countries. Many\\u000a of the challenges addressed by the MDGs reflect the direct or indirect consequences of subsistence agriculture in the developing\\u000a world, and hence, plant biotechnology has

  17. BIOTECHNOLOGY IN CANINE REPRODUCTION: AN UPDATE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C Gobello; Y Corrada

    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

  18. Biotechnology for environmental quality: closing the circles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alan T. Bull

    1996-01-01

    This paper examines the impact of biotechnology for enhancing the quality of the environment, and the necessity of encouraging holistic approaches to environmental problem solving. Current actions are considered wanting because they place insufficient attention on the causes of environmental degradation. In this context, a number of issues and research agendas are presented, a consideration of which leads me to

  19. Sustainable Use of Biotechnology for Bioenergy Feedstocks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hong S. Moon; Jason M. Abercrombie; Albert P. Kausch; C. Neal Stewart

    2010-01-01

    Done correctly, cellulosic bioenergy should be both environmentally and economically beneficial. Carbon sequestration and decreased fossil fuel use are both worthy goals in developing next-generation biofuels. We believe that biotechnology will be needed to significantly improve yield and digestibility of dedicated perennial herbaceous biomass feedstocks, such as switchgrass and Miscanthus, which are native to the US and China, respectively. This

  20. The Nose Knows: Biotechnological Production of Vanillin

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2012-01-01

    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