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Biotechnology: Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Airozo, Diana; Warmbrodt, Robert D.

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Biotechnology Education and Training Sequence Investment (BETSI)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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Teachers' Concerns About Biotechnology Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2013-04-01

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Teachers' Concerns about Biotechnology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

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Biotechnology, Ethics and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fundamental differences between current and past knowledge in the field of biotechnology mean that we now have at our disposal the means to irreversibly change what is meant by "human nature". This paper explores some of the ethical issues that accompany the (as yet tentative) attempt to increase scientific control over the human genetic code in…

Fitzsimons, Peter John

2007-01-01

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Solar education project workshop  

SciTech Connect

A summary of proceedings of the Solar Education Project Workshop is presented. The workshop had as its focus the dissemination of curriculum materials developed by the Solar Energy Project of the New York State Department of Education under the sponsorship of the US Department of Energy. It includes, in addition to presentations by speakers and workshop leaders, specific comments from participants regarding materials available and energy-related activities underway in their respective states and suggested strategies from them for ongoing dissemination efforts.

Smith, J.B.

1980-10-31

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Biotechnology Education: A Multiple Instructional Strategies Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dunham, Trey; Wells, John; White, Karissa

2002-01-01

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Nanofabrication Workshop for Educators and Industry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2012-11-15

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Disclosing Biology Teachers' Beliefs about Biotechnology and Biotechnology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

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Biotechnology, inquiry, and public education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Education of our children is arguably society’s most important task, profoundly shaping the communities in which we all live. Achievement and success in many facets of our culture depend critically on formal education. Education is widely perceived as the only viable weapon against the poverty, drug abuse, crime and teenage pregnancy that derail many citizens, particularly in the inner cities,

Ethan E Allen; Leroy Hood

2000-01-01

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The Biotechnology Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Institute, The B.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Dawson, Vaille; Soames, Christina

2006-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

Lagergren, Jens

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National Educators' Workshop: Update 1996  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1997-01-01

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Biotechnology Education and the Internet. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Thomas

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Bio-Link: Educating the BioTechnology Workforce  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bio-link enhances biotechnology education programs through the expansion and provision of professional development for both students and instructors. This website compiles advice on course curricula, describes new technologies pertinent to the industry at large, and creates a network of industrial and educational centers that is searchable by region. On this website, students and teachers alike will find discussion forums on biotechnology and related issues, descriptions of job scenarios, and a plethora of multi-media teaching resources for small laboratory and lecture classes alike.

2007-06-16

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Biotechnology Education in India: An Overview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

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The Benefits of Using Authentic Inquiry within Biotechnology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hanegan, Nikki; Bigler, Amber

2010-01-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2009-06-04

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Entrepreneurship Education: Workshops and Entrepreneurial Intentions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pruett, Mark

2012-01-01

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Career Education in Programs for Teacher Education: Summary of National Career Education Workshop Proceedings 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The summary of the proceedings of the National Career Education Workshops conducted by Oklahoma State University in 1975 includes an agenda of the Salt Lake City Workshop and summaries of small group sessions. The major purposes of the career education workshops was to help teacher educators develop a greater awareness of the career education

Briggs, Lloyd D.

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Environment, Education and Sustainable Development: Workshop Proposal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Convergence, 2006

2006-01-01

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U.S.{/}South African Undergraduate Education and Research Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Deep South African mines (2 to 3.5 km below land surface) have provided unique opportunities for research investigating geochemical and microbial processes in deep subsurface environments. The environments encountered in these mines range from prolific biofilms to hot saline water emanating from gas-rich boreholes. This venture is an outgrowth of ongoing research funded by the NSF Life in Extreme Environments Program as the Witswatersrand Deep Microbiology Project. A workshop for U.S. and South African underrepresented undergraduates was held in December 2001 and is being repeated in December 2002. The main purpose of the workshops were to provide a field and laboratory research experience for underrepresented undergraduate students from the United States (U.S.) and South Africa (S.A.) in the fields of earth, biological, and environmental sciences and engineering. Additional purposes included continuing the exchange of scientific, educational, and biotechnological efforts, and to discuss and explore opportunities for expanding the educational, research and biotechnological efforts. The workshop goals were to recruit and engage undergraduate students in unique and exciting research not normally available to them. The workshops offered state-of-the-art experimental opportunities on specific scientific topics, including subsurface biogeochemstry and microbial ecology. The workshops strengthened scientific and technological collaborations between the South African and U.S. academic communities and South African mining companies. The mines welcome opportunities to host under represented student education initiatives and are forthcoming with refreshments, mining gear, underground transport and geologists. We successfully demonstrated that a workshop with underground activities involving students from both nations was safe, feasible, and career enhancing. Student activities included chemical analyses of groundwater, enrichment for iron- and sulfate-reducing bacteria and methanogens, and DNA extraction and amplification for molecular characterization of groundwater, biofilm and sediment microbial communities. Students worked in pairs while being immersed in a cultural, scientific and interdisciplinary atmosphere that relied on teamwork. Student's experiences covered the inception of a project through the formal presentation at a scientific symposium. They expanded their knowledge base and their field and laboratory skills. The students gained an appreciation for interdisciplinary research through this one-week immersion in biogeochemistry of the subsurface and developed international networks among themselves and with established scientists. Student surveys and comments demonstrated positive impacts on underrepresented undergraduate students. A niche was found and a path was demonstrated for fostering scientific, educational, and technological collaborations involving South African mines, faculty and students from U.S. and S.A. universities, government and industry. This workshop provided the basis for the development of an undergraduate educational program to facilitate the transfer of innovative technologies and increase the retention of underrepresented groups in the fields of earth and biological sciences and environmental sciences and engineering.

Coleman, K. M.; Nolan, J. R.; Davis, K. L.; Phelps, T. J.; Kieft, T. L.; van Heerden, E.; Litthauer, D.; Pfiffner, S. M.

2002-12-01

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32 CFR 705.30 - Aerospace Education Workshop.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Aerospace Education Workshop. 705.30 Section...PUBLIC AFFAIRS REGULATIONS § 705.30 Aerospace Education Workshop. (a) This...assistance provided by the Navy to all Aerospace Education Workshop program. A...

2011-07-01

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32 CFR 705.30 - Aerospace Education Workshop.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Aerospace Education Workshop. 705.30 Section...PUBLIC AFFAIRS REGULATIONS § 705.30 Aerospace Education Workshop. (a) This...assistance provided by the Navy to all Aerospace Education Workshop program. A...

2010-07-01

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Workshops for Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2012-12-01

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Regional Workshops on CETA/Educational Linkages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a summary of the proceedings of five regional workshops in Virginia which focused on planning for future involvement and linkages, as well as giving an orientation to the capabilities and operational philosophies of both Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs and educational organizations. Following…

McGough, Robert; And Others

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ward, Helena; Hockey, Julie

2007-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Developing scientifically literate students who understand the socially contextualized nature of science and technology is\\u000a a national focus of science education reform. Science educators’ perceptions of risks and benefits of new technologies (such\\u000a as biotechnology) may shape their instructional approaches. This study examined the perceived risk of biotechnology of four\\u000a groups of science educators: pre-service science teachers, in-service science teachers,

Grant Ean Gardner; M. Gail Jones

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COSEE-West Workshops for Teachers and Informal Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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VIBRIO VULNIFICUS EDUCATION WORKSHOPS / MATERIALS  

EPA Science Inventory

This project will promote Vibrio vulnificus education on-line continuing medical education units to health care professionals that counsel and care for at-risk individuals. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will purchase advertisement and promotion in me...

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Agricultural biotechnology FAQs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

2003-01-01

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Biotechnology and the human genome: Innovations and impacts: Science writers workshop  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy's human genome project is one of several major new departmental initiatives that will strengthen the Nation's economic and technological competitiveness. It will provide the computational, engineering and biological capabilities needed to reduce the cost and accelerate the analysis of DNA, the basic genetic material. Knowledge of the entire human genetic map and the genomic sequence will allow investigators to more rapidly and effectively identify genes involved in genetic diseases, individual variabilities including radiation sensitivities, and physiological processes, as well as to make unprecedented inroads into evolutionary relationships. DOE-sponsored investigators in national laboratories, universities, and industry are constructing physical maps of human chromosomes made up of linearly ordered fragments of DNA, developing new techniques for use in determining the chemical sequence of the genetic code, and improving data acquisition, storage and analysis capabilities using the computer resources at Los Alamos. Development of these and other technologies in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, instrumentation, automation and computing will place the United States at the forefront of the biotechnology of the 21st century. The workshop has been organized to bring together many of the leaders working in scientific disciplines that are either integral parts of the genome project or that represent important ancillary considerations. The aim is to provide a forum in which science writers, reporters and other interested individuals can gain a firsthand knowledge about the scope and direction of the human genome project and its supportive technologies.

Not Available

1987-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gardner, Grant Ean; Jones, M. Gail

2011-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

Ginzel, Matthew

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Workshop in the Education of Deaf-Blind Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weir, A. Charles, Ed.

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The Media Workshop Hybrid in Media Education Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The media workshop and the media laboratory can fit meaningfully into the reforms of mass communication education, but there are distinct differences in their roles. The media workshop is a place where students can serve on-campus apprenticeships with a traditional media organization. The media laboratory is a futuristic media facility that…

McCall, Jeffrey M.

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Designing Educational Workshops for Clinical Research Study Support Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes organization and evaluation of 13 workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Madison providing professional development for clinical research support staff. Topics included ethics, protocol development, statistics, audits, and tips and tools for successful research. Evaluation indicated the workshops met educational goals but did not…

Bakken, Lori L.; Reichel, Paul A.

1996-01-01

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Lessons Learned from NCAR Professional Development Workshops for Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 Workshop on Climate and Global Change for skilled teacher trainers at the middle and high school levels. Both of these workshop series have provided numerous opportunities to learn lessons that may be useful to those considering development of similar training workshops. Our best practices come from formal program evaluation as well as informal interactions and observations. Ranging from big concepts to minutiae, careful planning and successfully taking care of the details can make the difference between a successful workshop and a disaster. For our most recent workshop, participants were selected from a national pool, based on their own preparation in the geosciences, experience in training, courses they are teaching, plans for dissemination and outreach to underrepresented groups, and geographic distribution. Methodologies include leadership and content training, field experiences, hands-on inquiry-based activities, computer modeling, experience in presentation, preparation for local training sessions, and discussion. Reflection on relevance to national education standards is a necessary underlying theme of a successful workshop. Likewise, involving scientists not only in lecture presentations but also in some of the more informal components of a workshop such as hands-on activities and social events provides additional opportunities for scientists and teachers to get to know each other and build on-going relationships. Finally, work with educators does not end when the workshop is over - in order for the training investment to pay off, its very important to maintain a continuing relationship with educators in their efforts to improve science education in their classrooms, schools, and at the regional level.

Johnson, R.; Foster, S.; Henderson, S.

2002-12-01

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Aviation/Aerospace Teacher Education Workshops: Program Development and Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an aviation/aerospace teacher-education workshop that allows elementary school teachers to become familiar with aviation fundamentals and issues and with ways to incorporate aviation topics into their curricula. (JOW)

Green, Mavis F.

1998-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Workshops for Educators, Year 1 Report  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This past summer, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) sponsored a series of weeklong professional development workshops designed to educate and inspire grade 6-12 science teachers: the Lunar Workshops for Educators. Participants learned about lunar science and exploration, gained tools to help address common student misconceptions about the Moon, heard some of the latest research results from LRO scientists, worked with LRO data, and learned how to bring these data to their students using hands-on activities aligned with grade 6-12 National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks. Where possible, the workshops also included tours of science facilities or field trips intended to help the teachers better understand mission operations or geologic processes relevant to the Moon. The workshops were very successful. Participants demonstrated an improved understanding of lunar science concepts in post-workshop assessments (as compared to identical pre-assessments) and a greater understanding of how to access and productively share data from LRO with their students and provide them with authentic research experiences. Participant feedback on workshop surveys was also enthusiastically positive. 5 additional Lunar Workshops for Educators will be held around the country in the summer of 2012. For more information and to register, visit http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/lwe/index.html.

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

2011-12-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

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Training Women in Management: A Continuing Education Workshop Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The number of women occupying managerial positions in the U.S. is relatively small, but it rose 47% from 1,321,000 in 1970 to 1,942,000 in 1976. Circumstances contributing to this rise are enforcement of legal sanctions against discrimination and women's increased educational attainment. This report describes a continuing education workshop series…

Dubin, Samuel S.

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gardner, Grant Ean; Jones, M. Gail

2011-11-01

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A Teaching Model for Biotechnology and Genomics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kirkpatrick, Gretchen; Orvis, Kathryn; Pittendrigh, Barry

2002-01-01

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The City College Workshop Center for Open Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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Teacher Training, Sexuality Education, and Intellectual Disabilities: An Online Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this study was to assess the impact of an online workshop on teachers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy beliefs toward sexuality education and intellectual disabilities. A pretest-post-test group design was implemented for this study. Sixty-eight teachers were randomly assigned to one of two training conditions or a control…

Gonzalez-Acquaro, Katia

2009-01-01

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Evaluation of an Adult Basic Education Orientation Workshop for Memphis City Schools Personnel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated a one day Memphis State University workshop for adult basic education (ABE) personnel, and sought to determine relationships between certain participant characteristics and reactions to the workshop. Financed under Title 1, Higher Education Act of 1965, the workshop covered guidance and counseling, curriculum development,…

Dutton, Donnie; Moss, Gary

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Workshops without Walls: Sharing Scientific Research through Educator Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2013-12-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Turkmen, Lutfullah; Darcin, Emine Selcen

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Selected Aerospace Education Workshops in Tennessee  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from questionnaires indicated that the Tennessee Aerospace Education Workshops were successful in reaching their stated goals, which included developing a greater awareness of aerospace education and helping teachers incorporate more aerospace education in classroom activities. (MLH)

Maupin, Pauline Hicks

1976-01-01

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Workshop Report on the Education of Vocational-Technical Teacher Educators Using Microteaching, Video Feedback, and Microsupervision.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 10-day workshop, offered during the 1972 summer session at a state university, was intended to provide practice in teaching and supervisory techniques for persons preparing to be teacher educators in vocational education. Specific educational objectives for workshop participants were to: (1) write student and teacher performance objectives,…

Doty, Charles R.

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BioTech: An Interactive Educational Resource and Biotechnology Reference Tool  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

BioTech is a hybrid biology/chemistry educational resource and research tool on the World Wide Web. BioTech is intended to be a learning tool that will attract students and enrich the public's knowledge of biology issues in the world today. The goal is to make BioTech as useful a tool to a high school student as it is to a postdoctoral fellow, and to educate those who may not have as much experience with biology and biotechnology, while at the same time providing quick access to biology-related resources for those who are dealing with much more specific and detailed information. The providers do not wish to exclude anyone from the project and will assist those who need assistance, or merely open doors for those who are interested in finding information on their own. Provided jointly by Indiana University, Iowa State University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Minnesota.

1997-01-01

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Biotechnology Works!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cohen, Libby G.; Spenciner, Loraine

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Evaluation of a Continuing Education Workshop for Inservice Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report of an advanced workshop for inservice directors in which they designed, implemented, and evaluated a research project to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of a particular inservice offering given in their agencies. Summaries of seven participants' project reports are included. (WL)

Del Bueno, Dorothy

1977-01-01

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What is an `Interesting Curriculum' for Biotechnology Education? Students and Teachers Opposing Views  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Of concern is an international trend of students’ increasing reluctance to choose science courses in both their final years of secondary school and tertiary levels of education. Research into the phenomenon indicates an influencing factor to be the ‘uninteresting curriculum’ (OECD 2006) of school science. This paper presents an exploration of what biotechnology key ideas students and teachers consider to be interesting. A survey was constructed and completed by 500 Australian students and their 35 teachers. Interviews were conducted with a sample of students and teachers. The Chi-square statistics revealed a significant difference between the student and teacher survey responses in four of the six a priori factors. A rank ordering of the key ideas, based on whole group mean scores, indicates only a small overlap in modern biotechnology key ideas of interest to both the students and teachers. The results suggest the key ideas teachers are interested in and incorporate into their curriculum, are not the key ideas students are interested in learning about. This mismatch is particularly prevalent and problematic in situations where curriculum choice is available within a mandated framework or syllabus, which is the case for these teachers and students. The study also found students withdrawing from biology courses in post compulsory settings due to lack of interest and perceived lack of relevance of the course.

Kidman, Gillian

2010-05-01

60

Workshop for Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and Educators. Proceedings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Blea, William A.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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Teaching Resources: Biotechnology Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2011-05-27

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Workshop on Balloon Science: Connecting Mission Research with Educational Opportunities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the past 3 decades, balloon-borne research missions have contributed to dramatic advances in our understanding of the terrestrial atmosphere’s ozone hole, the ultraviolet and infrared emitting properties of galaxies, the nature of cosmic rays, and the cosmic microwave background. Balloon science research and education are closely interconnected and interdependent endeavors. Through mission-related educational programs, the development of future space scientists and engineers is assured. Moreover, the same unique attributes that make balloon science attractive to researchers also make it a natural for educating the next generation of explorers. Compared to orbital and interplanetary space missions, suborbital balloon science missions are relatively low-cost, short-term, and more amenable to direct hands-on involvement by students. Indeed, students can make authentic contributions to all phases of balloon science missions - from developing the hardware and software to facilitating the launch, telemetry, and recovery to handling the data reduction and analysis. Payloads are almost always recovered, allowing for iterative learning through updating equipment and methods.In this workshop, we will explore the inter-relations between mission-oriented balloon science opportunities and the educational opportunities that can enrich and advance these missions. Experienced balloon science researchers will share their experiences and contribute to the collective knowledge base regarding future research opportunities and existing resources for furthering one’s particular research agenda. This workshop will provide a forum to heighten awareness of scientific ballooning and will hopefully encourage participants to forge new partnerships via this meeting. Towards these ends, presenters will give overviews of the wide-ranging balloon science investigations that are currently underway. They will also describe and discuss successful faculty/student team projects, from small-scale to larger mission-scale efforts. Roundtable discussions will consider the current status of balloon-borne research and education with respect to the NASA centers, underserved faculty and students, pre-service educators, and private and international groups.

Waller, William H.; Austin, S.; Johnson, L.; Ruberg, L.

2006-06-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bowker, Rob; Jasper, Andy

2007-01-01

65

Educational Technology Training Workshops for Mathematics Teachers: An Exploration of Perception Changes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of educational technology training workshops on perception changes of mathematics teachers. Three perceptions, namely, pedagogical orientation, efficacy, and liking in relation to technology integration, were explored in this study. Two research questions were addressed: Do educational technology training workshops

Lau, Wilfred Wing Fat; Yuen, Allan Hoi Kau

2013-01-01

66

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mississippi Univ. for Women, Columbus.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Scott, Brigitte C.

2013-01-01

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Perspectives on Television Education. Television Education Workshop: Multiculturalism Canada (Ottawa, Canada, February 26-28, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains discussion papers presented at a workshop held in 1981 by the Multiculturalism Directorate of the Canadian Department of the Secretary of State to consider the effects of television on public attitudes and to develop approaches for educating viewers to analyze critically what they see. The papers include (1) an overview of the…

Ungerleider, Charles S., Ed.

69

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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Meeting Washington state educational goals: University of Washington's ECSEL Design TooTM workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a report and discussion of the Design TooTM workshop where K-12 educators engaged in a variety of design-based engineering projects. The intent of this workshop was to explore the role engineering design can play in meeting Washington's state-wide learning goals outlined in the Education Reform Act. We suggest engineering design is one method K-12 educators can employ

Remie L. Calalang; Robin S. Adams; James L. Fridley

1997-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huang, Jiamin

2009-01-01

72

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

France, Bev

2007-01-01

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Ohio Biotechnology Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob; Boudreau, Joyce

74

Educating Parents of Gifted Children: Designing Effective Workshops for Changing Parent Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a series of free workshops for parents of gifted children. The parent education workshops provided research-based information as recognized by experts in the field of counseling gifted children. Content areas include the characteristics of gifted children, identification, appropriate…

Weber, Christine L.; Stanley, Laurel

2012-01-01

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UNIDATA SUMMER WORKSHOP Expanding Horizons: Unsing Environmental Data for Education, Research and Decision Making  

E-print Network

UNIDATA SUMMER WORKSHOP Expanding Horizons: Unsing Environmental Data for Education, Research and Decision Making 23-27 June 2003 UNIDATA SUMMER WORKSHOP Expanding Horizons: Unsing Environmental Data AND ENVIRONMENTAL DATA AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Theresa M. Carpenter, P.E. Hydrologic Research Center http

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sheppard, N. Alan

77

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

E-print Network

ASTRONOMY TO INSPIRE AND EDUCATE YOUNG CHILDREN EU-UNAWE Lorentz Center Workshop Official Opening. Mitchell, MEP, Chair, EU Parliamentary Committee on Development Astronomy Research and Education in South Committee for Education, Culture and Science Video messages (5 min) Astronomy and Space collaborations

Galis, Frietson

78

A Survey and In-Service Workshop Package on Moral Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reviews moral education literature, presents results of a questionnaire on moral education for Seventh-day Adventist elementary school teachers, and provides an inservice workshop package in moral education. Fifty-two teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools in Montana and Idaho answered the questionnaire and participated in the…

Crow, Marsha Lou

79

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Convergence, 2001

2001-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Dreschel, Thomas W.

1996-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

82

Evaluation Report of the Workshop for Vocational and Special Education Teachers, Cincinnati Public Schools, 1969-1970.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation report of a workshop conducted by the Office of Research, University of Pittsburgh (May 18-21, 1970) for vocational and special education teachers in the Cincinnati Public Schools is presented. Summary of the workshop, objectives, consultations, inservice workshops, and evaluations by participants and staff are enumerated. Such…

Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Office of Research and Field Services.

83

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mazrui, K.; And Others

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hallak, Jacques; Poisson, Muriel

85

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

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Establishing a Taxonometric Structure for the Study of Biotechnology in Secondary School Technology Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Delphi panel of 19 experts identified 8 main knowledge areas of biotechnology: bioprocessing, foundations, genetic engineering, agriculture, biochemistry, medicine, environment, and bioethics. Round 2 elicited 84 subdivisions and round 3 adjusted the ratings. The resulting classification suggests a different context and focus for technology…

Wells, John G.

1994-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1990-01-01

88

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1995-01-01

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National Educators' Workshop: Update 95. Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 95. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

Gardner, James E. (Compiler); Jacobs, James A.; Karnitz, Michael A.

1996-01-01

90

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

University Grants Commission (Sri Lanka).

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National Educators' Workshop: Update 1993. Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 93 held at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, on November 3-5, 1993. The experiments related to the nature and properties of engineering materials and provided information to assist in teaching about materials in the education community.

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

1994-01-01

92

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains a collection of experiments presented and demonstrated at the National Educators' Workshop: Update 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.

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

1998-01-01

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nachman, Cynthia P., Comp.

94

The Costs and Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes one of a series of workshops organized by RAND's Critical Technologies Institute (CTI), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, to learn from those already implementing new technologies in schools. This particular session explores the educational software market from the demand side and focuses on issues of cost…

Melmed, Arthur, Ed.

95

TRAFFIC SIGNAL OPERATIONS EDUCATION THROUGH HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM A WORKSHOP PROTOTYPE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development, implementation, and assessment of the traffic signal summer workshop (TSSW) are explored. An innovative educational prototype that has been conducted at the University of Idaho during the past two summers, TSSW addresses several critical issues, including the need to educate and train university engineering students in different ways, and the lack of adequately trained engineers and technicians prepared

Michael Kyte; Ahmed Abdel-Rahim; Melissa Lines

2003-01-01

96

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

E-print Network

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

Bentz, Dale P.

97

Web Based Parallel Programming Workshop for Undergraduate Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Central State University (Ohio), under a contract with Nichols Research Corporation, has developed a World Wide web based workshop on high performance computing entitled "IBN SP2 Parallel Programming Workshop." The research is part of the DoD (Department of Defense) High Performance Computing Modernization Program. The research activities included…

Marcus, Robert L.; Robertson, Douglass

98

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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).

Adamec, Bethany; Asher, Pranoti

2012-07-01

99

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Bowker, Rob; Jasper, Andy

2007-04-01

100

W3 - Radiation and Health: A Workshop for Science Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Krieger, Kenneth

2009-04-01

101

Radiation and Health: A Workshop for Science Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Krieger, Kenneth

2010-03-01

102

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 teaching and assessment materials, as well as how to implement them in their college introductory astronomy courses. To accomplish this goal, participants learn how to create productive learning environments by reviewing research on the nature of teaching and learning; setting course goals and objectives; and using interactive lectures, peer instruction, engaging demonstrations, collaborative groups, tutorials, and ranking tasks. Participants also learn how to create more effective multiple-choice tests. In Tier II (advanced) Workshops, the overarching goal is to help past workshop participants with their obstacles to implementing a learner-centered introductory college astronomy course. Workshop participants work to understand how students learn while engaged in learner-centered activities and what the role of the instructor is in the learner-centered class. CAE regional workshops are held at community colleges around the country, NASA Research Centers, and in conjunction with professional society meetings, such as the American Astronomical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, and also through the infrastructure of the National Science Foundation's Summer Chautauqua Workshop program. The NASA Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) is a partnership with the Univ. of Arizona Conceptual Astronomy & Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team. CAE is supported by NASA JPL's Navigator Public Engagement program (consisting of several space telescopes--including SIM PlanetQuest, the Terrestrial Planet Finder, the Keck Interferometer, and the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer--whose ultimate mission is to search for extrasolar planets) and the Spitzer Space Telescope Education and Public Outreach Program.

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

2006-12-01

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Workshop for Counselors and Educators Concerned with the Education, Training, and Employment of Minority Youth. Final Report, Part I, Development, Program Evaluation. University College Research Publication, Number 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The workshop represented the cooperative effort of business, industry, and education in metropolitan St. Louis to support the federal government in providing equal employment opportunity. Forty-five participants, recruited from high schools in the area educating mainly minority youth, were responsible for disseminating the workshop findings in the…

Wientge, King M.

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

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

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The Evaluation of Educational Programmes: Methods, Uses and Benefits. Part A, Volume 24. Report of the Educational Research Workshop (North Berwick, Scotland, November 22-25, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An introductory report, six commissioned papers, and four selected background reports presented at the North Berwick Workshop, one of a series of educational research meetings sponsored by the Council of Europe, are provided. The Workshop brought together research workers and educational administrators from different countries to: review…

Scottish Council for Research in Education.

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Workshop Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews a leadership development aerospace educators workshop held at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, July 22, 1977, and an introductory/advanced aerospace workshop held at Central Washington State College. (SL)

Journal of Aerospace Education, 1977

1977-01-01

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Teaching emergency medicine with workshops improved medical student satisfaction in emergency medicine education  

PubMed Central

Background There are different teaching methods; such as traditional lectures, bedside teaching, and workshops for clinical medical clerkships. Each method has advantages and disadvantages in different situations. Emergency Medicine (EM) focuses on emergency medical conditions and deals with several emergency procedures. This study aimed to compare traditional teaching methods with teaching methods involving workshops in the EM setting for medical students. Methods Fifth year medical students (academic year of 2010) at Ramathibodi Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand participated in the study. Half of students received traditional teaching, including lectures and bedside teaching, while the other half received traditional teaching plus three workshops, namely, airway workshop, trauma workshop, and emergency medical services workshop. Student evaluations at the end of the clerkship were recorded. The evaluation form included overall satisfaction, satisfaction in overall teaching methods, and satisfaction in each teaching method. Results During the academic year 2010, there were 189 students who attended the EM rotation. Of those, 77 students (40.74%) were in the traditional EM curriculum, while 112 students were in the new EM curriculum. The average satisfaction score in teaching method of the new EM curriculum group was higher than the traditional EM curriculum group (4.54 versus 4.07, P-value <0.001). The top three highest average satisfaction scores in the new EM curriculum group were trauma workshop, bedside teaching, and emergency medical services workshop. The mean (standard deviation) satisfaction scores of those three teaching methods were 4.70 (0.50), 4.63 (0.58), and 4.60 (0.55), respectively. Conclusion Teaching EM with workshops improved student satisfaction in EM education for medical students. PMID:25674034

Sricharoen, Pungkava; Yuksen, Chaiyaporn; Sittichanbuncha, Yuwares; Sawanyawisuth, Kittisak

2015-01-01

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Bulgaria: A Workshop Report on the Educational System and Guide to the Academic Placement of Students in Educational Institutions in the United States. PIER World Education Series.  

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The report presented here, the result of a workshop in Bulgaria with the cooperation of Bulgarian educators, provides information on the educational system of that country, primarily for use in student placement in U.S. schools. A brief introductory chapter gives background information on the country, its geography, resources, population, and…

Ismail, Margery; And Others

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Making Decisions about an Educational Game, Simulation or Workshop: A 'Game Theory' Perspective.  

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Uses game theory to help practitioners make decisions about educational games, simulations, or workshops whose outcomes depend to some extent on chance. Highlights include principles for making decisions involving risk; elementary laws of probability; utility theory; and principles for making decisions involving uncertainty. (eight references)…

Cryer, Patricia

1988-01-01

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

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

Davies, Stephen

2012-01-01

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GeoGebra Workshop for the Initial Teacher Training in Primary Education  

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

Lopez, Natalia Ruiz

2011-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

Sikes, Derek S.

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

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

Niehoff, Richard O., Ed.

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Adult Education and Scientific Literacy: An Innovation with Workshops.  

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

Strachan, Rachel; And Others

1988-01-01

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Divorce Workshops: An Opportunity for Preventive Education & Epidemiological Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the program and research related to the "Making It" series of 18 multi-media divorce workshops co-sponsored by a community mental health center (CMHC) and a chapter of Parents without Partners (PWP). An introductory section discusses the rationale for larger scale community intervention and epidemiological research. The…

Kalafat, John; And Others

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Systems Approach to Agronomic Education: Review of Atlanta Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes teaching techniques that facilitate the use of the systems approach. Includes explanations of the Kolb learning styles, a "job hire" exercise, mind mapping, and a technique for problem analysis. Presents information on pre-workshop materials, tables of generated competencies, and a hierarchy of rational problem-solving approaches. (RT)

Grabau, L. J.

1988-01-01

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Intent to Advocate before and after a Health Education Workshop  

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This pilot study evaluated the influence of an advocacy training workshop sponsored by an Eta Sigma Gamma chapter affiliated with a large university in the Midwest. The theory of planned behavior (TPB) was utilized as a framework for assessing participants' intentions to participate in advocacy. Participants completed pre- and post-test surveys to…

McCrary-Quarles, Audrery R.; Pettit, Michele L.; Rahman, Fahmida; Brown, Stephen L.

2006-01-01

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Family Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bennett, Dave; Rees-Jones, Tanny

1978-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-02-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

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Workshop on Computer Science and Information Technologies CSIT'2002, Patras, Greece, 2002 Intelligent Educational Systems for Individualized Learning  

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Workshop on Computer Science and Information Technologies CSIT'2002, Patras, Greece, 2002 Intelligent Educational Systems for Individualized Learning Jim Prentzas, Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics University of Patras Patras, Greece & Computer Technology Institute

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morehouse, Ward

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Workshop on Balloon Science: Connecting Mission Research with Educational Opportunities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the past 3 decades, balloon-borne research missions have contributed to dramatic advances in our understanding of the terrestrial atmosphere's ozone hole, the ultraviolet and infrared emitting properties of galaxies, the nature of cosmic rays, and the cosmic microwave background. Balloon science research and education are closely interconnected and interdependent endeavors. Through mission-related educational programs, the development of future space

William H. Waller; S. Austin; L. Johnson; L. Ruberg

2006-01-01

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Teachers' Domain: Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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What Is an "Interesting Curriculum" for Biotechnology Education? Students and Teachers Opposing Views  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Of concern is an international trend of students' increasing reluctance to choose science courses in both their final years of secondary school and tertiary levels of education. Research into the phenomenon indicates an influencing factor to be the "uninteresting curriculum" (OECD "2006") of school science. This paper presents an exploration of…

Kidman, Gillian

2010-01-01

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Columbia University Biotechnology Association  

E-print Network

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

Tong, Liang

131

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2011-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Etling, Arlen

135

Environmental Education in Asia and Beyond: Proceedings of an International Workshop (Republic of Korea, October 11-15, 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the proceedings from an international workshop entitled "Environmental Education in Asia and Beyond" held October 11-15, 1990 in the Republic of Korea. Papers include: (1) "Towards Education for a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific" (Heck, Debbie); (2) "Communication Strategies for Sustainability" (Day, Brian A.);…

1999

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Summer of Seasons Workshop Program for Emerging Educators in Earth System Science  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Norfolk State University BEST Lab successfully hosted three Summer of Seasons programs from 1998-2001. The Summer of Seasons program combined activities during the summer with additional seminars and workshops to provide broad outreach in the number of students and teachers who participated. Lessons learned from the each of the first two years of this project were incorporated into the design of the final year's activities. The "Summer of Seasons" workshop program provided emerging educators with the familiarity and knowledge to utilize in the classroom curriculum materials developed through NASA sponsorship on Earth System Science. A special emphasis was placed on the use of advanced technologies to dispel the commonly held misconceptions regarding seasonal, climactic and global change phenomena.

Chaudhury, S. Raj

2002-01-01

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Multidimensional Analysis of High-School Students' Perceptions about Biotechnology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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'…

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

2012-01-01

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Dental Hygiene Education Workshop: Proceedings of Workshop on Dental Hygiene Education (Denver, Colorado, July 22-23, 1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings from the first in a yearly series of conferences on dental hygiene education sponsored by the American Dental Hygienists' Association are presented. Three sessions are as follows: (1) "Society at Large: Economics, Cultural Trends, Work Trends, Demographics, and Technology" (Felix Kaufmann); (2) "The Health Care System: Changes and…

American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL.

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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).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Malpica, Carlos

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WORKSHOP ON ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS IN TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION. (TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE, AUGUST 14-SEPTEMBER 1, 1967). FINAL REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIRTY-NINE TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL AND VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL TEACHERS AND SUPERVISORS FROM 19 STATES PARTICIPATED IN A WORKSHOP TO PLAN AND EXECUTE A COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION OF THE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE PLAN OF EDUCATION RELATIVE TO TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION. THE WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION INCLUDED CONSULTANT PRESENTATIONS,…

HARRIS, JAMES N.; SHERARD, AUSTELL O.

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The Human Dimension of Teacher Education [for the 21st Century]. Proceedings of the Annual Summer Workshop of the North Central Accrediting Association and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (37th, Muncie, Indiana, July-August, 1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains written summaries of workshop activities which took place at the 1984 summer workshop sponsored by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The theme of the workshop was "The Human Dimension of Teacher Education for the 21st Century." Following a description of the background, structure, and objectives of the…

Jones, Donald W., Ed.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simonneaux, Laurence

2000-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kwon, Hyuksoo; Chang, Mido

2009-01-01

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Industrial Support of University Research in Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

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

1986-01-01

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Career Pathways: Focus on Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-11-24

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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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  

E-print Network

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

Takahashi, Ryo

148

Teacher workshops  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Education specialists with the NASA Educator Resource Center conduct a wide variety of workshops throughout the year to aid teachers and educators in coming up with new ideas to inspire their students and also in aiding in the integration of technology into their classrooms.

1993-01-01

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Research in Biotechnology and  

E-print Network

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

Ma, Yi

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zeglinski, Joan; And Others

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NHLBI Smoking Education Program. Planning Workshop for Professional and Patient Education (Silver Spring, Maryland, January 29-30, 1985). Summary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The workshop reported in this document focused on professional and patient smoking education. First, high priority clinical opportunities for smoking intervention were identified. Second, topically-oriented small groups met to plan activities in each of the following priority areas: (1) initiation of smoking cessation/maintaining non-smoking…

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

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-06-01

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Fifth Educational Symposium of the Spanish Lung Cancer Group: report on the Molecular Biology Workshop.  

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The majority of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients present with locally advanced (35%) or metastatic disease (40%); in this setting, it is of the utmost importance to balance efficacy with toxicity. However, with platinum combinations, survival has reached a "plateau", with median overall survival times of a mere 10-12 months, making it mandatory to search for new strategies and to identify more effective treatment. Molecular characteristics can be more informative than clinical features in predicting clinical benefit, and the identification of molecular markers can help define subgroups of patients who are likely to respond to different treatments, thus avoiding unnecessary toxicities and costs and providing the maximum benefit to each patient. Here we review research on biomarker assessment that was presented during the Molecular Biology Workshop held in Palma de Mallorca on 25 November 2010, during the Fifth Educational Symposium of the Spanish Lung Cancer Group. PMID:21616552

Bover, Isabel; Rolfo, Christian; Jantus-Lewintre, Eloisa; Sirera, Rafael; Camps, Carlos; Chaib, Imane; Ramirez-Serrano, Jose L; Benlloch, Susana; Molina-Vila, Miguel Angel; Simonetti, Sara; Costa, Carlota; Gimenez-Capitan, Ana; Mendez, Pedro; Taron, Miguel; Rosell, Rafael

2011-12-01

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Learner-Centered Training for Learner-Centered Programs: A Workshop in Materials and Curriculum Development for Nonformal Educators. Training Notes Series, No. 1.  

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An account is given of a learner-centered workshop in materials and curriculum development for Thai non-formal educators. The rationale for a learner-centered approach, its key characteristics, and the process by which it may be translated into a workshop design is presented. Principles which lie behind a learner-centered approach concern the…

Kindervatter, Suzanne

156

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

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

157

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

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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carleton.ca Biotechnology  

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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

Dawson, Jeff W.

161

Biotechnology DEGREE PROGRAMME  

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

Levi, Ran

162

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

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Social impacts and social equity issues in transport workshop series: Workshop 1: Employment, Education and Training Perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

The workshop was designed to explore: • Challenges of the changing geography of employment and new ways of working; • The limits to travel-to-work; • Immobility as a barrier to employment and access to jobs for workless people; • Inequalities in access to training and implications for skills development; and • Policy initiatives – including a practitioner perspective. There were

Anne E Green

2010-01-01

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Microgravity Materials and Biotechnology Experiments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Vlasse, Marcus

1998-01-01

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Workshops in Science Education and Resources (Project WISER): A Model for Building Content and Pedagogical Skills in Space Science for Elementary and Middle School Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Planetary Science Institute (PSI), in partnership with the Tucson Regional Science Center, is offering a series of professional development workshops targeting elementary and middle school science teachers in Southern Arizona. Facilitated by 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. Each workshop is designed around core content big ideas (Wiggins & McTighe 1998), including all materials and assessments. During workshops, teachers participate in hands-on exercises using images and maps, and they conduct their own experiments.

Buxner, S. R.; Crown, D. A.; Lebofsky, L. A.; Croft, S. K.; Cañizo, T. L.; Pierazzo, E.; Kortenkamp, S.; Baldridge, A.; Project Wiser Team

2012-08-01

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A Study of Aerospace Education Workshops Which Utilize NASA Materials and Resource Personnel  

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Reports findings from two questionnaires administered to participants of aerospace workshops which utilized the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) materials and resource personnel. The findings gave a broad picture of aerospace workshops across the United States. (BR)

Helton, Robert Dale

1974-01-01

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

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

Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).

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Proceedings of the Special Demonstration Workshop for Integrating Blind Children with Sighted Children into Ongoing Physical Education and Recreation Programs (Cleveland, Ohio, October 9-10, 1969).  

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A special education workshop (Cleveland, Ohio, October 9-10, 1969) for integrating blind children with sighted children into ongoing physical education and recreation programs is described. Physical education and blind children from the viewpoint of opthalmology, social and psychological aspects of blindness as they relate to participation in…

Boninger, Walter B., Ed.

169

The Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk: State of Workshop Education  

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A systematic search of popular and scholarly databases identified workshops that addressed general clinical competence in the assessment or management of suicide risk, targeted mental health professionals, and had at least one peer-reviewed publication. We surveyed workshop developers and examined empirical articles associated with each workshop.…

Pisani, Anthony R.; Cross, Wendi F.; Gould, Madelyn S.

2011-01-01

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BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM 20132014 HANDBOOK  

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

Muzzio, Fernando J.

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Western Australian school students' understanding of biotechnology  

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

Dawson, Vaille; Schibeci, Renato

2003-01-01

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

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

Jones, Donald W., Ed.

173

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

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Biotechnology in Europe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes programs used by European countries and companies for advancing the commercialization of biotechnology. Compares European strategies and efforts in biotechnology with those undertaken in the United States. Includes listings of the European countries and the areas of biotechnology research. (ML)

Dibner, M. D.

1986-01-01

175

Agricultural Biotechnology in Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology has been officially recognized by the government of Indonesia as a strategic technology to help attain sustainable agricultural production since 1988. The National Committee on Biotechnology was established by the Ministry of Science and Technology to prepare and formulate a national biotechnology policy and development program. This program is implemented by several \\

Endang Sukara; I. H. Slamet-Loedin

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Infusing Authentic Inquiry into Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Societal benefit depends on the general public’s understandings of biotechnology (Betsch in World J Microbiol Biotechnol 12:439–443,\\u000a 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

Nikki L. Hanegan; Amber Bigler

2009-01-01

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Evidence about the Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Practice: A Workshop for Training Adult Basic Education, TANF and One-Stop Practitioners and Program Administrators. NCSALL Occasional Paper  

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The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) and the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium (NAEPDC), with funding from the National Institute for Literacy, created a one-day workshop to assist practitioners and administrators in adult basic education, TANF (Transitional Assistance for Needy…

Smith, Cristine; Bingman, Beth

2007-01-01

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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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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

Tanaka, Jiro

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The Role of Faculty from the Scientific Disciplines in the Undergraduate Education of Future Science and Mathematics Teachers. Proceedings of the National Science Foundation Workshop.  

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The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Division of Undergraduate Education, is undertaking a major effort to significantly improve the mathematics and science education of prospective elementary and secondary school teachers. NSF had two major goals in organizing this workshop. The first goal was for the Foundation to learn from active…

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

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A comparative study of the effectiveness of nonattendance and workshop education of primary school teachers on their knowledge, attitude and function towards ADHD students in Isfahan in 2010*  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood behavioral disorder causing hyperactivity, attention deficit and education decline among students. The teachers may not have enough knowledge about this disorder and are in a real need in this field. Teachers’ education is one of the ways to get knowledge about this disorder. Nowadays, finding a way like a short term nonattendance education method is highly in demand. Therefore, the aim of the study was to compare effectiveness of nonattendance and workshop education of primary school teachers on their knowledge, attitude, and function towards ADHD students. METHODS: Sixty seven primary school teachers from the First Districts of Education Department of Isfahan were randomly selected and put into two groups of workshop education (33 participants) and nonattendance education (34 participants). At first, both groups filled demographic date questionnaires and then, were given a pretest. Post tests were given after a two day education in workshop group and after ten days in nonattendance group who had studied the related booklet. Finally, the mean post test scores of knowledge, attitude and knowledge of function were compared between the two groups using ANCOVA analysis. RESULTS: After intervention, the mean scores of knowledge between the two groups was not significantly different whereas the mean scores of attitude and the mean scores of knowledge of function showed a significant difference between the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: Nonattendance education was as effective as workshop education in promotion of teachers’ knowledge, but workshop education was more effective in attitude change and promotion of teachers’ knowledge of function about dealing with ADHD students. PMID:22973389

Sarraf, Nasrin; Karahmadi, Mojgan; Marasy, Mohammad Reza; Azhar, Seied Mohammad Masood

2011-01-01

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The Use of Workshops for Orienting Educators on Computer-Based Instructional Techniques.  

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This report is a guide for those who wish to acquire an understanding of the process of conducting workshops in computer-based instruction. Planning documents, handout material, visual training aids, and computer programs are contained in the report. Descriptions of five workshops are provided to indicate the nature of programs which have been…

Muller, Mark T.; Edwards, Agnes M.

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

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Winter Workshop.  

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Materials on 11 topics presented at a winter workshop for Quebec outdoor educators have been compiled into this booklet. Action story, instant replay, shoe factory, sound and action, and find an object to fit the description are described and recommended as group dynamic activities. Directions for five games (Superlative Selection; Data…

Council of Outdoor Educators of Quebec, Montreal.

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

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

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

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

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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,…

Bigler, Amber M.; Hanegan, Nikki L.

2011-01-01

186

Montana State University 1 Biotechnology  

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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

Maxwell, Bruce D.

187

Infusing Authentic Inquiry into Biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hanegan, Nikki L.; Bigler, Amber

2009-10-01

188

Biotechnology and Agriculture.  

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

Kenney, Martin

189

Membrane separations in biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Membranes have always been an integral part of biotechnology processes. The sterile filtration of fermentation media, purification buffers, and protein product pools is standard practice in industry. Microfiltration is also used extensively for medium exchange and harvest. Ultrafiltration can be found in virtually every biotechnology process. A significant number of mammalian cell processes use filtration as an integral part of

Robert van Reis; Andrew Zydney

2001-01-01

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Lipases for biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Karl-Erich Jaeger; Thorsten Eggert

2002-01-01

191

Biotechnology Laboratory Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davis, Robert H.; Kompala, Dhinakar S.

1989-01-01

192

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

E-print Network

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

Wee, Loo Kang

2012-01-01

193

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Wee, Loo K.; Leong, Lee T.

2012-06-21

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Collis, Betty, Ed.; And Others

195

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

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

2006-01-01

196

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

King, Chris

2014-01-01

197

Articulation Workshop for Key Secondary and Community College Vocational Education Personnel (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, October 23-25, 1978)  

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The workshop reported here was held to allow key personnel from secondary education and community colleges in Virginia an opportunity to explore existing problems as well as potential strategies relating to improved articulation of vocational programs at both levels. The content is presented in three parts. The first contains the three major…

Hoerner, James L., Ed.; Austin, Gary L., Ed.

198

Consultant Report for The People's Republic of the Congo (November 5-December 8, 1981): The Results of a Workshop to Develop Nutrition Education Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 3-week practicum for six Congolese health/nutrition workers focused on designing a field-testing program for nutrition education materials. Using cessation of breastfeeding as the topic, a pretesting workshop was carried out during the last three weeks of November, the first two of which were given over to making arrangements, producing needed…

Tisa, Benedict

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An Assessment of Micro-Teaching as a Means for Improving the Effectiveness of the Pre-Service Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Workshop.  

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To investigate ways of improving preservice trade and industrial teaching practice sessions, 48 participants in a 1-week teacher education workshop were randomly assigned to eight treatments consisting of combinations of two levels of three major variables: (1) receiving or not receiving video feedback, (2) teaching two 10-minute lessons or four…

Hoerner, James Leroy

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Science Education in Southern Africa. Pre-Entry Science Courses and Science Teachers' Upgrading Programmes. Report of the Interuniversity Workshop (Maseru, Lesotho, December 2-5, 1981).  

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A workshop was organized to: (1) exchange ideas, views, teaching materials, and experiences between all individuals involved in present science education projects; (2) familiarize staff of the Lesotho Science Pre-Entry Course (LESPEC) with the working situation in these types of projects; and (3) start discussions of policy matters related to the…

Thijs, G. D., Ed.

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Web-Based Workshop: Nutrition and Obesity Education Tools and Resources for Medical Students  

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Attitudes Scores ......................................................................... 36 Table 17 Perceived Self-Efficacy Descriptive Statistics for PS and PES ................. 38 Table 18 Perceived Self-Efficacy Scores... .................................................................. 39 Table 19 Nutrition and Obesity Knowledge Descriptive Statistics for PS and PES . 41 Table 20 Nutrition and Obesity Knowledge Scores .................................................. 42 ix Table 21 Web-Based Workshop Content Question...

Terhune, Tamren

2014-05-30

202

A Continuing Medical Education Lecture and Workshop, Physician Behavior, and Barriers To Change.  

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A 6-month follow-up study of 176 physicians who attended a breast cancer lecture/workshop found that 92 changed practice regarding tamoxifen; many now performed risk assessments on all patients. Barriers to change included lack of colleague consensus, lack of time for assessment and patient counseling, and lack of insurance reimbursement. (SK)

Paprockas, Ken; Parochka, Jacqueline

2001-01-01

203

Preliminary Evaluation of a Hospital-Based Continuing Education Workshop on Death and Dying  

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A systematic, preliminary evaluation of the impact of a death and dying workshop on participants' attitudes toward life and death is described. Results were statistically significant for one measure (fear of death) in the expected direction but not for two others (attitudes toward life and anxiety about death). (LBH)

Durlak, Joseph A.; Burchard, Joyce A.

1977-01-01

204

Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology GENOMICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY  

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dunbar, Zola, Ed.

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NASA Explorer Institutes: Exploring the Possibilities for Collaboration with the Informal Education Community. Report of the NASA Explorer Institutes--Focus Groups and Pilot Workshops, September 2004-March 2005; Planning and Evaluation Meeting, March 14-17, 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains summary information and conclusions from the pilot workshops, focus groups, and the NEI (NASA Explorer Institutes) Planning and Evaluation Conference which united representatives of the workshops, focus groups, and NASA education. The culmination of these NEI pilot initiatives resulted in the identification of strategies that…

Gallaway, Debbie; Freeman, Jason; Walker, Gretchen; Davis, Hilarie

2005-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yarden, Hagit; Yarden, Anat

2010-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-09-01

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

PubMed Central

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

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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

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

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

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bitner-Corvin, Betty L.

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Proceedings of the first national workshop on energy efficiency education through technology transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

PROCEED (Program for Continuing Engineering Education), with its ability to be used in traditional modes of continuing engineering education as well as to provide a new approach to updating and problem-solving on the job, is an effort which the U.S. Department of Energy should encourage and evaluate carefully in a variety of ways, especially in areas under its aegis such

1977-01-01

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National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2008-08-11

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[The experience of the Permanent Workshop on Health and Nutrition Education - OPEAS: training of professionals for the promotion of healthy nutrition in schools].  

PubMed

This article analyzes the experience of the Permanent Workshop on Nutrition and Health Education, which provides ongoing education on health and nutrition for school nutritionists and educators. In 2009, nutritionists, principals/management assistants, pedagogical coordinators, teachers and nutrition undergraduates attended 10 workshops, which were based on Freire and Pichon-Rivière´s framework theories. Data analysis was performed using the Discourse of the Collective Subject method. At the beginning of their participation in the OPEAS, the relationship between educators and nutritionists was distant and few interdisciplinary activities were conducted. Communication among the school team, collaborative work with involvement of the whole school community, inclusion of food and nutrition education in the curricula, and provision of food as the central pedagogical tool were considered central to the promotion of healthy nutrition. In the final evaluation four central ideas were highlighted defining OPEAS as being important for knowledge acquisition, a setting for reflection, an opportunity for integration and a platform for putting ideas into practice. Ongoing education should be implemented with school professionals aiming to foster actions to promote healthy nutrition at school. PMID:23670378

Juzwiak, Claudia Ridel; de Castro, Paula Morcelli; Batista, Sylvia Helena Souza da Silva

2013-04-01

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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...

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Projector Center. What Is Biotechnology?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Belzer, Bill; Case, Christine L.

1990-01-01

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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...

222

Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP Building Educational Applications  

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in this enterprise. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are now also beginning to incorporate automated writing course. Another breakthrough for educational applications within the CL community is the large number

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

224

Biotechnology in europe.  

PubMed

The countries of the European Economic Community have recently mounted considerable efforts to commercialize biotechnology. Together, these efforts approach the same number of companies and level of government spending as those in the United States. In Europe there is more government emphasis on support for industry-university collaborations and industrial projects than in the United States, where basic research is emphasized. European efforts are often not easily delineated from those in the United States; many European companies have extensive U.S. operations and many U.S. companies have involvement in Europe. Strategies and efforts in European biotechnology are examined and compared to those in the United States. PMID:17828912

Dibner, M D

1986-06-13

225

Biotechnology Through Time  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Indianapolis, The C.

2007-01-01

226

Biotechnology: Upstream Processing Associate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 2:31 video excerpted from Pathways to Technology, youâ??ll learn about the role biotechnology plays in the fight against cancer. Roya Dirin is an upstream processing associate who works with cells, looking for proteins that can help treat cancer. Her first career was as a midwife, but she decided to switch fields because she wanted to help cure diseases. Roya explains how her community college biotechnology degree is just the first step in her new career. The video is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can download the video as well.

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Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - Extreme Scalability Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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Plant biotechnology and developing countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gary H. Toenniessen; John OToole

1995-01-01

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The Ohio Science Workbook: Biotechnology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Reames, Spencer E., Comp.

230

Biotechnology SchoolofMedicalSciences  

E-print Network

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

Levi, Ran

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Australian Undergraduate Biotechnology Student Attitudes towards the Teaching of Ethics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

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Agricultural Biotechnology Technician. National Voluntary Occupational Skill Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

National Future Farmers of America Foundation, Madison, WI.

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Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology  

E-print Network

1 23 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology ISSN 0175-7598 Appl Microbiol Biotechnol DOI 10.1007/s.springer.com". #12;APPLIED MICROBIAL AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY A metagenomic assessment of the bacteria associated. B. Singh :L. Zheng :A. T. Fields :M. Flores :J. K. Tomberlin : A. M. Tarone Department of Entomology

Wood, Thomas K.

234

Plant Biotechnology in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jikun Huang; Scott Rozelle; Carl Pray; Qinfang Wang

2002-01-01

235

Biotechnology and derived products  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Microorganisms able to infect and kill insect pests, metabolites from plants and microorganisms, and transgenic crops are biotechnologically derived products that are being promoted for use to control insect pests in lieu of chemical insecticides. Products based on these technologies effectively co...

236

Dictionary of biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Coombs

1985-01-01

237

Applied Biotechnology in Nematology  

PubMed Central

During the past two decades, rapid advances in biotechnology and molecular biology have affected the understanding and treatment of human and plant diseases. The human and Caenorhabditis elegans genome-sequencing projects promise further techniques and results useful to applied nematology. Of course, biotechnology is not a panacea for nematological problems, but it provides many powerful tools that have potential use in applied biology and nematode management. The tools will facilitate research on a range of previously intractable problems in nematology, from identification of species and pathotypes to the development of resistant cultivars that have been inaccessible because of technical limitations. However, to those unfamiliar or not directly involved with the new technologies and their extensive terminology, the benefits of the advances in biotechnology may not be readily discerned. The sustainable agriculture of the future will require ecology-based management, and successful integrated nematode management will depend on combinations of control tactics to reduce nematode numbers. In this review we discuss how biotechnology may influence nematode management, define terminology relative to potential applications, and present current and future avenues of research in applied nematology, including species identification, race and pathotype identification, development of resistant cultivars, definition of nematode-host interactions, nematode population dynamics, establishment of optimal rotations, the ecology of biological control and development of useful biological control agents, and the design of novel nematicides. PMID:19279831

Caswell-Chen, E. P.; Williamson, V. M.; Westerdahl, B. B.

1993-01-01

238

Extended Biotechnology Courses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Heitz, Judi

239

Chitin Biotechnology Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shigehiro Hirano

1996-01-01

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BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

In accordance with EPA's mission to minimize risks to human health and to safeguard ecological integrity, the EPA Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) is committed to assessing and mitigating any risk posed by biotechnology-derived crops. Consequently, ...

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Biotechnologies and Human Dignity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sweet, William; Masciulli, Joseph

2011-01-01

242

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 learning experience for the graduate student as for the high school students who attend the 3-4 week course. Because the graduate student tailors the program to his/her interests, the program varies greatly from year to year. Recent topics include impacts in the solar system and solar astronomy. Last year the course included an extended weekend at the Yerkes Observatory. The students took images of asteroids with the telescopes on site, analyzed the data themselves, and submitted their measurements of the asteroids' positions to the Minor Planet Center, some of which have already been published on the ADS. The plan for Summer 2007 is a 3-week course on the formation of the Solar System, in which students will explore the near-space environment with high-altitude balloon-born instruments that they build themselves. ASW provides a unique opportunity for an informal learning instituion to connect high school students with astronomers and institutions of higher learning. It has provided over a thousand students with college-level instruction and exposure to the cutting edge of astronomical research.

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

2006-12-01

243

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nielsen, Natalie

2011-01-01

244

Human-Centred Design Workshops in Collaborative Strategic Design Projects: An Educational and Professional Comparison  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It has been found that the implementation of Human-centred Design (HCD) methods in the Fuzzy Front-End is not likely to lead to diversification in educational product planning exercises, where time lines are short and executors lack experience. Companies, interested to collaborate with Master-level Industrial Design students on strategic design…

Liem, Andre; Sanders, Elizabeth B.-N.

2013-01-01

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

246

ACTIVE LEARNING — WATER-QUALITY EDUCATION FOR YOUTH AT THE ANNUAL NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION WORKSHOP FIELD DAY, TIFTON, GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Natural Resources Conservation Workshop is held annually at Abraham Baldwin Agri- cultural College in Tifton, Georgia. The events of the weeklong workshop for high school students focus on four major areas of Georgia's natural resources and include soil and water, wildlife, coastal resources, and forestry. Although much of the instruction is provided in a classroom setting, a field day

Kristin Ling Smith; M. Brian Gregory; B. Joel Wood

2003-01-01

247

Biotechnology: Production Support Associate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-05-23

248

ActionBioscience: Issues in Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Graduate Interdisciplinary Faculty of Biotechnology Professional Program  

E-print Network

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

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Biotechnology's foreign policy.  

PubMed

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

Feldbaum, Carl

2002-01-01

251

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Klop, Tanja; Severiens, Sabine

2007-01-01

252

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ministry of Education, Taipei (Taiwan).

253

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ali Demirci

2008-01-01

254

World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

255

Fralin Life Science Institute DNA Biotechnology Kit  

E-print Network

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

Virginia Tech

256

Integrating biodefense topics into secondary education curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Concerns about threats posed by microorganisms found in nature are compounded with the possibility for intentional dissemination. Our vulnerability has increased due to more frequent travel between geographical regions, newly emerging pathogens, changes in terrorist activities, and advances in biotechnology. To increase awareness and global preparedness for threats posed by biological agents, educators need to have access to training and materials to educate the next generation in these issues. To assess what approach would provide educators with the tools necessary to incorporate biodefense related content into their current curricula, secondary education science teachers were surveyed about factors limiting the content of curricula presented in their courses. Results indicate that the most influential barriers to curricula change are time limitations and state mandated exam pressures. Analysis measuring differences in survey responses between two groups of teachers who are separated based on their level of using mandated state objectives to guide their curricula planning indicates that pressures of state mandated exam scores and a general fear of unsuccessful results are determinants for separating teachers into one of these two groups. A teacher training workshop conducive to supporting curricula change was held with the goal of increasing awareness of current threats posed by biological agents and modern biodefense strategies. The workshop was also designed to assist participants in overcoming barriers challenging their ability to incorporate new content into curricula. Participant responses to a post-workshop survey were favorable for measurements of the workshop effectiveness towards diminishing barriers to teacher initiated curricula changes. Respondents reported increased understanding of modern biology, increased realization of the importance of updating curricula with modern knowledge, and increased likeliness of incorporating content from the workshop into current curriculum.

Dalfrey, Karen E.

257

International Patent Trends in Biotechnology: Genetic Engineering  

NSF Publications Database

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

258

Integrated Nanofluidic Systems for Systems Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Fisher, Frank

259

Introducing Biotechnology Manufacturing Through Electives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Chan, Wing; Romine, Peter

2012-03-30

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Crop Biotechnology: Feeds for Livestock  

E-print Network

, Department of Animal Science, UC Davis. Most crops developed through biotechnology that are on the market? A biotech crop is a crop plant that has been genetically engineered using recombinant DNA technology either also been developed using biotechnology, and crops with modified composition or nutritional properties

Van Eenennaam, Alison L.

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Biotechnology Outlines for Classroom Use.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a course outline for the study of biotechnology at the high school or college level. The outline includes definitions, a history, and the vocabulary of biotechnology. Presents a science experiment to analyze the effects of restriction enzymes on DNA. (MDH)

Paolella, Mary Jane

1991-01-01

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Biotechnology High School Curriculum Exchange  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page provides a collection of biotechnology topics, course curriculum and classroom syllabi for high school classes. Instructors may compare curriculum with others, then share syllabi or useful topics for the classroom by submitting them to the site. The materials here include sample curriculum and links to high school biotechnology programs on the web.

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Linking marine biology and biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rocky de Nys; Peter D Steinberg

2002-01-01

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Mass Spectrometry and Biotechnology Resource  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2007-01-11

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Using Digital Photography to Supplement Learning of Biotechnology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Norflus, Fran

2012-01-01

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Autophagy in food biotechnology.  

PubMed

The purpose of this review is not to explain autophagy (as clearly there is a plethora of reviews and research papers on the topic) but to provide the autophagy-savvy reader with an overview of the impact of autophagy research on a number of current topics in food biotechnology. To understand this connection, we need to remember that autophagy is, at the end of the day, a type of stress response. Since as humans we are heterotrophic eukaryotic organisms, our cells, and the cells of those organisms that we consume, use autophagy as part of the day-to-day business of living. Thus, a number of food biotechnology processes such as brewing and winemaking employ eukaryotic organisms under autophagy-inducing conditions, as noted below. In addition, food spoilage processes also involve eukaryotic organisms and these processes also involve physiological aspects that impinge on autophagy. Finally, the recently introduced concept of "functional foods" introduces the possibility of engineering foodstuff for the induction or inhibition of autophagy in the consumer, with a potential promise of health benefits that merits further research. In this review, we will provide a perspective on the current literature in these three areas, their relationship to current basic research in autophagy, and their future applicative potential. PMID:19556866

Abeliovich, Hagai; Gonzalez, Ramon

2009-10-01

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Using Community Resources. Workshop Resource Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is one in a series of resource manuals to help teacher educators conduct environmental education (EE) teacher workshops or promote EE programs. This unit is for teacher workshop facilitators who want to help use community resources in EE. The introduction begins with the definition of community resources. The unit is presented in six…

Osborn, Nancy A.

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Regional Collaborative Approach for Biotechnological Human Resource Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since more than 20 years ago, we had been discussed and researched between regional collaboration how to use the biomass generated by food industries (and how to promote the reuse) and the value addition of food recyclable resources. Accordingly, we collaborated mainly with Biotechnological Research Development Association and promoted the project for biotechnological human resource development. In order to realize such project, the followings were proposed : the human resource development programs, skill standards, curricula, practices, and estimations. As a result, it is recognized that our trials and practices brought educational effects for not only graduate school students but also working engineers, and that these programs must be conducted for continuing development.

Iwahara, Masayoshi

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

E-print Network

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

Kaski, Samuel

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INTRA Programme B.Sc. Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Humphrys, Mark

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Evaluation of Biotechnology YES Final Report  

E-print Network

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

van Aalten, Daan

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

E-print Network

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

Holliday, JoAnne

273

Computer Modeling in Biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

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Biotechnological Applications of Transglutaminases  

PubMed Central

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

Rachel, Natalie M.; Pelletier, Joelle N.

2013-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hagit Yarden; Anat Yarden

2010-01-01

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Dialect Differences in the Schools: Educational, Social, and Economic Implications. Workshop (Cleveland, Ohio, June 26-28, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Materials concerning dialects and language variation are presented here as background information for a workshop on English dialect differences in elementary and secondary schools. Articles and essays include: "Grammatical, Phonological and Language Use Differences across Cultures" (Walt Wolfram); "A Linguistic Description of Social Dialects"…

Cleveland State Univ., OH.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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NURSING EDUCATION THROUGH MULTI-SENSORY APPROACHES, REPORT OF A WORKSHOP (DELTA COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY CENTER, MICHIGAN, DECEMBER 8, 1966).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS 1966 WORKSHOP DEALT WITH THE PREPARATION OF AUTO-TUTORIAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES FOR NURSING TRAINING FOR GRADUATES, STUDENTS, AIDES, AND PATIENTS. TAPE RECORDERS, FORMS, TRANSPARENCIES, AND OTHER AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS BRING DISCUSSION, DEMONSTRATION, AND PRACTICE INTO CLOSE SEQUENCE. THEY ARE USEFUL (1) IN THE PRESENTATION OF MANY NURSING…

FOLGUERAS, LUIS E.

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New technologies in medicine: biotechnology and nanotechnology.  

PubMed

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

Zajtchuk, R

1999-11-01

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Agricultural biotechnology in developing countries.  

PubMed

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

Dookun, A

2001-01-01

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An Overview of NASA Biotechnology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Pusey, Marc L.

1997-01-01

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Advanced health biotechnologies in Thailand: redefining policy directions  

PubMed Central

Background Thailand faces a significant burden in terms of treating and managing degenerative and chronic diseases. Moreover, incidences of rare diseases are rising. Many of these—such as diabetes, cancer, and inherited inborn metabolic diseases—have no definite treatments or cure. Meanwhile, advanced health biotechnology has been found, in principle, to be an effective solution for these health problems. Methods Qualitative approaches were employed to analyse the current situation and examine existing public policies related to advanced health biotechnologies in Thailand. The results of this analysis were then used to formulate policy recommendations. Results Our research revealed that the system in Thailand in relation to advanced health biotechnologies is fragmented, with multiple unaddressed gaps, underfunding of research and development (R&D), and a lack of incentives for the private sector. In addition, there are no clear definitions of advanced health biotechnologies, and coverage pathways are absent. Meanwhile, false advertising and misinformation are prevalent, with no responsible bodies to actively and effectively provide appropriate information and education (I&E). The establishment of a specialised institution to fill the gaps in this area is warranted. Conclusion The development and implementation of a comprehensive national strategic plan related to advanced health biotechnologies, greater investment in R&D and I&E for all stakeholders, collaboration among agencies, harmonisation of reimbursement across public health schemes, and provision of targeted I&E are specifically recommended. PMID:23281771

2013-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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Using Computers in Environmental Education: Interactive Multimedia and On-Line Learning. The Environmental Education Toolbox--EE Toolbox Workshop Resource Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual provides teacher educators with a broad perspective on educational technology to ensure that environmental education is enhanced not compromised by new information and communication tools. The manual puts technology problems and promises in perspective and contains sections that review educational philosophy and instructional…

Rohwedder, W. J.; Alm, Andy

287

Meeting Report--NASA Radiation Biomarker Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

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New Directions in Biotechnology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2003-01-01

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Space Biotechnology and Commercial Applications University of Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Phillips, Winfred; Evanich, Peggy L.

2004-01-01

290

Region V Invitational Workshop on Professional Development. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report documents a professional development workshop held in February 1974 for vocational teacher educators and state staff consultants and directors for the states comprising U.S. Office of Education Region V: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Workshop objectives were to explore the needs of vocational education teachers, to…

Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Vocational Education.

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Canadian EdGEO National Workshop Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Established in the early 1970s, EdGEO supports locally driven geosciences workshops for Canadian teachers. Workshops are organized by geoscientists and teachers, and typically have field, laboratory and classroom components. Grants of up to $3000 per workshop are available from the National EdGEO Program. By providing educational opportunities for today's teachers and, through them, their students, EdGEO seeks to cultivate a

L. A. Clinton; F. M. Haidl; L. A. Hymers; E. van der Flier-Keller

2009-01-01

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Workshop epilog  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It was a great pleasure for me to have helped organize this workshop. I am grateful to all the contributors for their talks and for providing the written contributions contained in these Proceedings. I am also grateful to Steve Holt for his single-minded determination to make this workshop a reality and a success.

Bennett, Charles L.

1991-04-01

293

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Peter Eden

2005-07-01

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Explore the Genetic Frontier: What is Biotechnology?  

E-print Network

to Glyphosate Herbicide? ?Labeling of F oods Deriv ed fr om Biotechnology? References Gr oss , Cynthia S. The New Biotechnology: Putting Micr obes to W ork. Minneapolis: Learner Publications Co., 1998. Institute of F ood T echnologists . ?Expert R eport...

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

2003-06-24

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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...

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

E-print Network

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

Fernandez, Eduardo

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

E-print Network

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

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GLOBE Hydrology Workshop SEIP program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2005-01-01

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Introduction to Biotechnology: Laboratory Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Wheeler, Angela

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Biotechnology opportunities on Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1987-01-01

301

Circling the Wagons: A Defense of Writing Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

James, David

2012-01-01

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN THROUGH EDUCATION, CONFERENCE-WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MARCH 16, 1965).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A CONFERENCE ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN EMPHASIZED THE EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIELDS OF TEACHING, SOCIAL WORK, HEALTH SCIENCES, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICAL SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND LIBRARY SCIENCE, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION IN UNDERGRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS. THE MORNING ADDRESS DESCRIBED THE SARAH…

Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Continuing Education for Women.

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Undergraduate Biotechnology Students' Views of Science Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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Western Australian School Students' Understanding of Biotechnology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Dawson, Vaille; Schibeci, Renato

2003-01-01

305

The Center for Biotechnology at Bielefeld University  

E-print Network

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

Moeller, Ralf

306

The Economics of HOl1icultural Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Bradford, Kent

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DRAFT Jan 14th SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

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

Humphrys, Mark

308

School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

309

Faculty of Science Biology and Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

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Biotechnology Provides New Tools for Plant Breeding  

E-print Network

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

Bradford, Kent

311

Philadelphia University Department of Biotechnology and  

E-print Network

Philadelphia University Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Day 1 (26/3/2007) Opening Dr. Raida W.Khalil (9:00-9:05) Head of biotechnology & Genetic Engineering department. Raida Khalil Dr. Eid Abu Dalbouh ( 9:15-9:30) The importance of Biotechnology in the Jordanian

312

CeBiTec Symposium Molecular Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Moeller, Ralf

313

Research Highlights Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (BB)  

E-print Network

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

Minnesota, University of

314

BIOTECHNOLOGY FORUM: A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY.  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

A forum to discuss present and future applications of biotechnology to the sugarbeet crop was held on March 3rd, 2005 in Palm Springs, CA. The forum was led and organized by J. R. Stander of Betaseed and included presentations from Rudolf Jansen of KWS, Klaas van der Woude from Van der Have, Gerhar...

315

National Center for Biotechnology Information: Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

316

The Development of Plant Biotechnology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines major lines of thought leading to what is meant by plant biotechnology, namely, the application of existing techniques of plant organ, tissue, and cell culture, plant molecular biology, and genetic engineering to the improvement of plants and of plant productivity for the benefit of man. (JN)

Torrey, John G.

1985-01-01

317

Some issues in biotechnology commercialization  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Arthur Humphrey

1996-01-01

318

Biotechnology and aquaculture of rotifers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology can be defined as any technology that involves living organisms or their derivatives. In applying this definition to rotifers, we focus on their contribution in culturing of early larval stages of marine fish. After almost four decades of marine fish culture in captivity, the success of this worldwide industry is still quite dependent on mass culture of the species

Esther Lubzens; Odi Zmora; Yoav Barr

2001-01-01

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Biotechnology Gains Brighten Resource Outlook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

O'Sullivan, Dermot A.

1979-01-01

320

Biotechnology Facility (BTF) for ISS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1998-01-01

321

Biotechnology in pharmaceuticals: the Japanese challenge.  

PubMed

The products of biotechnology are being developed for new diagnostics and therapeutics, and it is predicted that they will have great impact on the pharmaceutical industry. In the United States, pharmaceutical companies are incorporating biotechnology into their research and development programs, often with the contractual assistance of small biotechnology firms. Their strongest competition is arising in Japan, where there are now concerted government and industry efforts to expand biotechnology capabilities and to optimize commercialization. Strategies used by the United States and Japan to incorporate biotechnology into their pharmaceutical industries are examined and compared. PMID:3898361

Dibner, M D

1985-09-20

322

Workshop Reports  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

19 Workshops were held during IAU S285. 15 submitted reports of the discussions that took place, while for the remaining 4 we have reproduced the summaries that were available on our wiki prior to the Symposium.

2012-04-01

323

Summer Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, this five-day workshop focuses on training science faculty to teach with case studies, to write their own cases, and to assess their students? learning with cases.

2010-01-01

324

Gas, oil, and coal biotechnology I  

SciTech Connect

This papers presented at the First International IGT Symposium on Gas, Oil, and Coal Biotechnology, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 5-7, 1988, are reproduced in this book. This symposium was designed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among leading scientists, engineers, managers, and administrators in this rapidly advancing branch of biotechnology. The presentations and discussions by scientists and engineers from the academic, industrial, and government research laboratories, along with technical program managers and administrators, emphasized the biotechnological approaches to interrelated issues of energy utilization, supply, and environment. The symposium papers are organized in this book under topics that reflect the following program sessions. These topics are: (1) An Emerging Industry, and Programs to Encourage its Development; (2) Coal Biotechnology; (3) Gas Biotechnology; (4) Oil Biotechnology; and (5) Environmental Biotechnology. Twenty-three papers have been indexed separately for inclusion on the data base.

Akin, C.; Smith, J. (eds.)

1990-01-01

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Space and biotechnology: An industry profile  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of a study conducted by the Center for Space and Advanced Technology (CSAT) for NASA-JSC are presented. The objectives were to determine the interests and attitudes of the U.S. biotechnology industry toward space biotechnology and to prepare a concise review of the current activities of the biotechnology industry. In order to accomplish these objectives, two primary actions were taken. First, a questionnaire was designed, reviewed, and distributed to U.S. biotechnology companies. Second, reviews of the various biotechnology fields were prepared in several aspects of the industry. For each review, leading figures in the field were asked to prepare a brief review pointing out key trends and current industry technical problems. The result is a readable narrative of the biotechnology industry which will provide space scientists and engineers valuable clues as to where the space environment can be explored to advance the U.S. biotechnology industry.

Johnston, Richard S.; Norton, David J.; Tom, Baldwin H.

1988-01-01

326

The rise (and decline?) of biotechnology.  

PubMed

Since the 1970s, biotechnology has been a key innovator in drug development. An analysis of FDA-approved therapeutics demonstrates pharmaceutical companies outpace biotechs in terms of new approvals but biotechnology companies are now responsible for earlier-stage activities (patents, INDs or clinical development). The number of biotechnology organizations that contributed to an FDA approval began declining in the 2000s and is at a level not seen since the 1980s. Whereas early biotechnology companies had a decade from first approval until acquisition, the average acquisition of a biotechnology company now occurs months before their first FDA approval. The number of hybrid organizations that arise when pharmaceutical companies acquire biotechnology is likewise declining, raising questions about the sustainability of biotechnology. PMID:24747562

Kinch, Michael S

2014-11-01

327

College Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the education and public outreach efforts of the NASA JPL Navigator, SIRTF Mission and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, astronomy educators affiliated with the Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team at the University of Arizona are conducting a series of two- and three-day teaching excellence workshops for college faculty. These workshops are being held in conjunction with professional society meetings, such as the American Astronomical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, and through the infrastructure of the National Science Foundation's Summer Chautauqua Workshop program. This three-day, interactive teaching excellence workshop focuses on dilemmas astronomy teachers face and develop practical solutions for the troubling issues in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. After reviewing the latest research about how students learn, participants define and set measurable student learning goals and objectives for students in their astronomy courses and construct effective course syllabi reflecting the ASTRO 101 goals publicized by the AAS. To improve instruction, participants learn how to create productive learning environments by using interactive lectures, peer instruction, engaging demonstrations, collaborative groups, tutorials, computer-based laboratories, and observational projects. Participants also learn how to write more effective multiple-choice tests and implement authentic assessment strategies including portfolio assessment, performance tasks, and concept maps. Texts provided at the workshop are: (i) Learner-Centered Astronomy Teaching, Slater and Adams, Prentice Hall, 2002; (ii) Great Ideas for Teaching Astronomy, Pompea, Brooks Cole, 2000; and (iii) Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, Adams, Prather, & Slater, Prentice Hall, 2002.

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

2003-12-01

328

Interactive Workshops--Workshop 6  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2010-01-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1992-01-01

330

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  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-12-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

New York State Education Dept., Albany.

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Coping with Challenging Behaviours of Children with Autism: Effectiveness of Brief Training Workshop for Frontline Staff in Special Education Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The present study examined the effectiveness of three staff training elements: psychoeducation (PE) on autism, introduction of functional behavioural analysis (FBA) and emotional management (EM), on the reaction of challenging behaviours for frontline staff towards children with autism in Hong Kong special education settings. Methods:…

Ling, C. Y. M.; Mak, W. W. S.

2012-01-01

334

North Carolina Council of Vocational Teacher Educators. Proceedings of the Annual Summer Workshop (10th, Raleigh, North Carolina, August 1995).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains five research reports selected for presentation at a North Carolina research conference. The following are included: "An Examination of Various Shorthand Types and Their Usefulness in the North Carolina University Business Education Curriculum" (Carolyn S. Jewell); "Attitudes of North Carolina Principals toward Secondary…

Arnold, Vivian O., Ed.

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North Carolina Council of Vocational Teacher Educators. Proceedings of the Annual Summer Workshop (11th, Raleigh, North Carolina, August 1996).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings contains six papers selected by a review committee composed of teacher educators from North Carolina. The following papers are included: "Status of Ethics Instruction in Business Classrooms in North Carolina" (Vivian Arnold); "Middle School Students' Perceptions of Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching as a Career" (Cheryl L.…

Joyner, Randy L., Ed.

336

Biotechnology Science Experiments on Mir  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Kroes, Roger L.

1999-01-01

337

Software for an Evaluation Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the "Educational Software Preview Guide," this article discusses trends; lists selected software titles related to the Internet, arts, multilingualism and multiculturalism, multimedia and edutainment, and authentic experience, cross curricular and alternative assessment; and describes how to conduct a software evaluation workshop. Lists…

Johnson, Judi Mathis

1997-01-01

338

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

339

Educating Biotechnicians for Future Industry Needs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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This is a report from the Biotechnology Research Working Group  

E-print Network

#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

Werner-Washburne, Maggie

341

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

E-print Network

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

Meyers, Steven D.

342

Retention: Articulation and Recruitment of the At-Risk Student. S.E.E. Model Program: "Students with Education and Experience." A Workshop Presented for Skyline College: "Developing Students for the 90's" (San Bruno, California, April 11-12, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for participants at a workshop on at-risk student recruitment and retention, this booklet provides information on SEE (Students with Education and Experience), a cooperative education-based retention program operating in the Collin County Community College District (Texas). After presenting a flow chart of the SEE Model and data on high…

Collin County Community Coll., McKinney, TX.

343

Evaluative Research in Population Education: Manual Arising out of a Regional Training Workshop (Manila, May 20-31, 1985). Population Education Programme Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual presents the very basics of monitoring, evaluation, and evaluative research as applied to population education. It is designed for beginners and is useful to project staff charged with the responsibility of monitoring, evaluation, and research. Chapter 1 discusses monitoring and evaluation. Chapter 2 examines evaluative research…

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

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

Cancer.gov

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

345

ABT Agricultural Biotechnology College of Agriculture, Food and Environment  

E-print Network

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

MacAdam, Keith

346

Agricultural Biotechnology and Poverty Reduction in Low-income Countries  

E-print Network

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

Kammen, Daniel M.

347

Wordland Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Perlish, Harvey Neil

348

Sesame Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sesame Workshop (formerly CTW Online) was created as a test site for "parenting information and Sesame Street activities for kids" but don't be fooled; the site is designed for adults. Content varies from parenting advice to a coloring book that parents can print to a current politics section to a selected entertainment (books, toys, music etc.) guide.

349

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

350

Workshop Tutorials for Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-07-10

351

Kepler Mission IYA Teacher Professional Development Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-12-01

352

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Electricity generation from model organic wastewater  

E-print Network

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

353

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

E-print Network

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

Lansky, Joshua

354

International development workshops. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA) began to act on their recognition of the importance of education in nuclear literacy, specifically in radioactive waste management (RWM), several years ago. To address this Goal for nuclear literacy, the US DOE; through the Information and Education Division of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) and in cooperation with the OECD/NEA, organized an ``International Workshop on Education in the Field of Radioactive Waste Management`` in Engelberg, Switzerland in June of 1991. To this end, a grant to support nuclear literacy and RWM was written and funded by the OCRWM and the education division of the DOE Yucca Mountain Office in 1990. The over-riding Goal of that workshop and the DOE grant was to find ways of raising the level of nuclear literacy in the general public through educational programs in radioactive waste management (RWM). The two Main Objectives of the workshop were: first, to contribute to an information base for education systems, on global aspects of radioactive waste management; and second, to achieve international consensus on the basic tools and methods required to develop the information base. These two objectives also became the principal objectives of the DOE International Workshops grant. In other words, the global and local (Nevada) objectives were one and the same. Workshop overviews and accomplishments are summarized in this report.

NONE

1997-08-06

355

Certain problems of space biotechnology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Gilyarov, V. N.

1980-01-01

356

Biotechnological synthesis of functional nanomaterials.  

PubMed

Biological systems, especially those using microorganisms, have the potential to offer cheap, scalable and highly tunable green synthetic routes for the production of the latest generation of nanomaterials. Recent advances in the biotechnological synthesis of functional nano-scale materials are described. These nanomaterials range from catalysts to novel inorganic antimicrobials, nanomagnets, remediation agents and quantum dots for electronic and optical devices. Where possible, the roles of key biological macromolecules in controlling production of the nanomaterials are highlighted, and also technological limitations that must be addressed for widespread implementation are discussed. PMID:21742483

Lloyd, Jonathan R; Byrne, James M; Coker, Victoria S

2011-08-01

357

Molecular tools for chemical biotechnology  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

358

Biotechnological processes for the refining of petroleum  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a general overview of petroleum biorefining or petroleum refining using biotechnology. An explanation is offered as to why modern biotechnology, due to important advances that have occurred in genetic engineering, the study of extremophilic microorganisms, protein engineering and biocatalysis in nonaqueous media, can be a good alternative to develop new biocatalysts to be used in the refining

Sylvie Le Borgne; Rodolfo Quintero

2003-01-01

359

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Concentration Fall 2013 Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Eustice, Ryan

360

Matching Society Values: Students' Views of Biotechnology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rapid growth of biotechnology knowledge during the past decades has made it necessary to rethink the contents of the school curriculum and has provoked a consideration of the ethical and social issues related to the use of biotechnological applications. With the financial assistance of the European Union, the European Initiative for…

Saez, Maria J.; Nino, Angela Gomez; Carretero, Antonio

2008-01-01

361

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...

362

i-Bio UK information biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

363

Termites as targets and models for biotechnology.  

PubMed

Termites have many unique evolutionary adaptations associated with their eusocial lifestyles. Recent omics research has created a wealth of new information in numerous areas of termite biology (e.g., caste polyphenism, lignocellulose digestion, and microbial symbiosis) with wide-ranging applications in diverse biotechnological niches. Termite biotechnology falls into two categories: (a) termite-targeted biotechnology for pest management purposes, and (b) termite-modeled biotechnology for use in various industrial applications. The first category includes several candidate termiticidal modes of action such as RNA interference, digestive inhibition, pathogen enhancement, antimicrobials, endocrine disruption, and primer pheromone mimicry. In the second category, termite digestomes are deep resources for host and symbiont lignocellulases and other enzymes with applications in a variety of biomass, industrial, and processing applications. Moving forward, one of the most important approaches for accelerating advances in both termite-targeted and termite-modeled biotechnology will be to consider host and symbiont together as a single functional unit. PMID:25341102

Scharf, Michael E

2015-01-01

364

Second IFAC International Workshop INTERNET BASED CONTROL  

E-print Network

Second IFAC International Workshop INTERNET BASED CONTROL EDUCATION IBCE'04 September 5-7- 2004 Internet based Control Education IBCE'04, which will be held from September 5 to September 7, 2004 Gentil, INPG, Chair of the International Program Committee · Pr. Sebastian Dormido, UNED, Vice

Pasik-Duncan, Bozenna

365

Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory Department of Biomedical Sciences Laboratory2009 Edition  

E-print Network

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

366

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Moreland, Judy; Jones, Alister; Cowie, Bronwen

2006-01-01

367

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

368

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Eden, Peter

2005-01-01

369

Biotechnology Curriculum Freshman Exploratory: Electrophoresis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Kurtz, Mary Jane

370

Immunological and Hematopoietic Biotechnology Studies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Fernandez-Botran, Rafael; Sonnenfeld, Gerald

1996-01-01

371

Progress towards the 'Golden Age' of biotechnology.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-07-01

372

Astronomy Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Dr. Douglas P. Hamilton

373

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

{\\bf The Astronomy Workshop} (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, professional astronomers, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses as well as more specialized classes for undergraduate majors and graduate students. Here we briefly describe a few of the available tools. {\\bf Solar Systems Visualizer}: The orbital motions of planets, moons, and asteroids in the Solar System as well as many of the planets in exoplanetary systems are animated at their correct relative speeds in accurate to-scale drawings. Zoom in from the chaotic outer satellite systems of the giant planets all the way to their innermost ring systems. {\\bf Solar System Calculators}: These tools calculate a user-defined mathematical expression simultaneously for all of the Solar System's planets (Planetary Calculator) or moons (Satellite Calculator). Key physical and orbital data are automatically accessed as needed. {\\bf Stellar Evolution}: The "Life of the Sun" tool animates the history of the Sun as a movie, showing students how the size and color of our star has evolved and will evolve over billions of years. In "Star Race," the user selects two stars of different masses and watches their evolution in a split-screeen format that emphasizes the great differences in stellar lifetimes and fates.

Hamilton, Douglas P.

2012-05-01

374

Workshop: Teaching Science by Ocean Inquiry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

375

Kepler Mission IYA Teacher Professional Development Workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

NASA's Kepler Mission conducted six teacher professional development workshops on the search for Earth-size in the habitable zone of Sun-like stars. The Kepler Mission launched in March, 2009. As a part of International Year of Astronomy 2009, this series of one-day workshops were designed and presented for middle and high school teachers, and science center and planetarium educators prior to

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

2009-01-01

376

Reducing Barriers to Environmental Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The slow progress of environmental education in public schools can be attributed to a set of common barriers that inhibits teachers from conducting environmental education. An in-service workshop was designed and implemented specifically to reduce these barriers and to increase the number of teachers conducting environmental education. The workshop consisted of a variety of presentations and hands-on activities. Evaluation of

Sam H. Ham; Mary H. Rellergert-Taylor; Edwin E. Krumpe

1988-01-01

377

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

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

378

Assessment of Communicating Science 2013: A Workshop for Graduate Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-07-01

379

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).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Harlen, Wynne, Comp.

380

The Development and Field Testing of Evaluation Workshop I: An Orientation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The general purpose of an evaluation workshop is to orient school and state department of education personnel to the basic principles, procedures, and problems associated with evaluating educational programs and to the kinds of information an evaluation can provide for educational decision making. The workshop studied is based on the general…

Klein, Stephen P.; Nadeau, Marc-Andre

381

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dawson, Vaille

2007-03-01

382

Communication Factors Affecting African Policymakers' Decisions about Agricultural Biotechnology  

E-print Network

production; and attitudes toward agricultural biotechnology policies. Significant differences occurred in policymakers? understanding of biotechnology, perceptions about biotechnology, and attitudes when compared by country of origin. Respondents from... or South Africa. No significant differences existed in policymakers? understanding, perceptions, or attitudes toward biotechnology when compared by gender. The study revealed that significant moderate positive relationships occurred between...

Begashaw, Belay Ejigu

2010-10-12

383

What can I do with a degree in Biotechnology?  

E-print Network

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

Hickman, Mark

384

Data Clustering 1 MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY Volume 31, 2005  

E-print Network

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

Karypis, George

385

Biotechnology in 2018: How will genetic science and  

E-print Network

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

Pollack, Robert

386

Biotechnological opportunities in biosurfactant production.  

PubMed

In the recent years, biosurfactants proved to be an interesting alternative to petrochemically derived surfactants. Two classes of biosurfactants, namely glycolipids and lipopeptides, have attracted significant commercial interest. Despite their environmental advantages and equal performance, commercialization of these molecules remains a challenge due to missing acquaintance of the applicants, higher price and lack of structural variation. The latter two issues can partially be tackled by screening for novel and better wild-type producers and optimizing the fermentation process. Yet, these traditional approaches cannot overcome all hurdles. In this review, an overview is given on how biotechnology offers opportunities for increased biosurfactant production and the creation of new types of molecules, in this way enhancing their commercial potential. PMID:24995572

Geys, Robin; Soetaert, Wim; Van Bogaert, Inge

2014-12-01

387

Biotechnological production of citric acid  

PubMed Central

This work provides a review about the biotechnological production of citric acid starting from the physicochemical properties and industrial applications, mainly in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Several factors affecting citric acid fermentation are discussed, including carbon source, nitrogen and phosphate limitations, pH of culture medium, aeration, trace elements and morphology of the fungus. Special attention is paid to the fundamentals of biochemistry and accumulation of citric acid. Technologies employed at industrial scale such as surface or submerged cultures, mainly employing Aspergillus niger, and processes carried out with Yarrowia lipolytica, as well as the technology for recovering the product are also described. Finally, this review summarizes the use of orange peels and other by-products as feedstocks for the bioproduction of citric acid. PMID:24031566

Max, Belén; Salgado, José Manuel; Rodríguez, Noelia; Cortés, Sandra; Converti, Attilio; Domínguez, José Manuel

2010-01-01

388

Multilingual Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a summary of proceedings, organized on a thematic basis, of workshop sessions conducted for teachers involved in multilingual education. The collection consists of the following: (1) "Bilingual Education: A Focus on the Student," by Marta Rado; (2) "Introduction to Multilingual Project Units," which includes "Animal Families," by Audrey…

Rado, Marta, Ed.

389

Developments in biotechnological research in Austria  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-12-01

390

Environmental biotechnology in China: progress and prospect.  

PubMed

Biotechnology could be widely applied in the technological development of environmental protection. This report gives a brief Chinese review on the major progress of environmental biotechnology in the following fields: Monitoring technology and treatment of dioxin-like chemicals and cyanobacterial toxins, biofiltration for air pollution control, solid waste treatment and reutilization, bioremediation of soil pollution, risk assessment and control of endocrine disturbing substances in environment, wastewater treatment, clean production and recycling economy. The effect of government policy and fund on the progress of environmental biotechnology is also discussed. PMID:17109489

Zhong, Weihong; Chen, Jianmeng

2006-11-01

391

Biotechnology in the pulp and paper industry  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1991-01-01

392

The Biotechnology Facility for International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2004-01-01

393

Case studies on the use of biotechnologies and on biosafety provisions in four African countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review is based on a study commissioned by the European Commission on the evaluation of scientific, technical and institutional challenges, priorities and bottlenecks for biotechnologies and regional harmonisation of biosafety in Africa. Biotechnology was considered within four domains: agricultural biotechnologies (‘Green’), industrial biotechnologies and biotechnologies for environmental remediation (‘White’), biotechnologies in aquaculture (‘Blue’) and biotechnologies for healthcare (‘Red’). An

Robert Black; Fabio Fava; Niccolo Mattei; Vincent Robert; Susan Seal; Valerie Verdier

394

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

PubMed

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are international development targets for the year 2015 that aim to achieve relative improvements in the standards of health, socioeconomic status and education in the world's poorest countries. Many of the challenges addressed by the MDGs reflect the direct or indirect consequences of subsistence agriculture in the developing world, and hence, plant biotechnology has an important role to play in helping to achieve MDG targets. In this opinion article, we discuss each of the MDGs in turn, provide examples to show how plant biotechnology may be able to accelerate progress towards the stated MDG objectives, and offer our opinion on the likelihood of such technology being implemented. In combination with other strategies, plant biotechnology can make a contribution towards sustainable development in the future although the extent to which progress can be made in today's political climate depends on how we deal with current barriers to adoption. PMID:21249369

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

2011-03-01

395

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Viezzer, Moema L.

2006-01-01

396

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Concentration Fall 2014 Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Eustice, Ryan

397

Current biotechnological applications of the genus Amycolatopsis.  

PubMed

Recently there has been increasing interest in possible biotechnological applications of the bacterial genus Amycolatopsis. This genus originally attracted attention for its antibiotic producing capabilities; although it is actually a multifaceted genus and a more diverse range of studies involving biotechnological processes have now been undertaken. Several works have demonstrated that the versatility shown by these bacteria is valuable in industrial applications. Here, we provide a condensed overview of the most important biotechnological applications such as bioremediation, biodegradation and bioconversion, as well as aspects that need to be explored further in order to gain a fuller insight into this genus, including its possible potential in the production of biofuel. Antibiotic production is not discussed since this is well covered by the latest edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. To our knowledge this is the first report highlighting the versatility and biotechnological potential of the genus Amycolatopsis. PMID:24557749

Dávila Costa, José Sebastián; Amoroso, María Julia

2014-07-01

398

The development of property rights in biotechnology.  

PubMed

The translation of biological theory into engineering (biotechnology) has resulted in the development of novel products and processes. Some of these products are living organisms, usually containing unique genetic arrangements not found in nature. The extension of legal protection to products and processes was required in order for biotechnology to become an unexceptional way in which to do business. The American experience with biotechnology, repeated elsewhere, is demonstrated to have proceeded first through the negotiation of obstacles in administrative law and second through challenges to property law. This outcome for the regulatory management of biotechnology and the legal protection of its products may be interpreted as a function of a cultural bias for scientific authority and progress ideology. PMID:8354072

Fleising, U; Smart, A

1993-03-01

399

Capital project development in biotechnology industry  

E-print Network

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

Kristinsdottir, Asbjorg

2008-01-01

400

Survival KIT for the Holidays: A Grief Workshop Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes workshop approach for helping adults deal with loss and grief which combines one-day seminar, support system development, and a reunion of seminar participants. Explains content and activities of the workshop which is held prior to the holidays and offers suggestions for family life educators interested in offering similar programs.…

Wood, Britton

1987-01-01

401

Regulation of Biotechnology for Specialty Crops  

Microsoft Academic Search

While crops improved using biotechnology (recombinant DNA methods) have been widely adopted in soybeans, cotton, maize, and\\u000a canola, only a few varieties of horticultural or specialty crops have been commercialized. Numerous traits developed through\\u000a biotechnology would be valuable for specialty crops. However, commericalization of these traits is limited by the diversity\\u000a of species involved, multiple niche markets, small production windows

Kent J. Bradford; Julian M. Alston; Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes

402

Magnetic nano- and microparticles in biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Ivo Safarik; Mirka Safarikova

2009-01-01

403

High School Outreach in Biotechnology; Graphics Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. This episode of ATETV focuses on recruiting high school students into biotechnology fields and drafting and graphics engineering, a field which combines "artistic skills like drawing with math and science." The video can be viewed whole or in two segments: "Bringing Biotechnology to High Schools" and "Drafting and Graphics Engineering." The running time for the full episode is 8:16.

2010-12-02

404

MATE Summer Institutes and Workshops  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-09-20

405

The Effect of an Articulation Workshop on Public School Personnel Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Educational Programs and Practices of the Sponsoring Technical Institute.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quasi-experimental design was employed to determine the effects of a workshop, designed to familiarize teachers and counselors with a technical institute in the North Carolina Community College System, on knowledge and attitudes related to the programs and practices of the institution. Subjects were assigned to experimental and control groups by…

Wolverton, John B., Jr.

406

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

E-print Network

along with other associated nanotechnology seminars and networking opportunities during the Nanotechnology Means Business Workshop and Exhibit, May 26, 7:30AM ­ 6:30 PM to be held at Lehigh University's Mountaintop Campus. Sponsored by Lehigh University's Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Gilchrist, James F.

407

Developing Materials for Biology Teaching. Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) Report of a Sub-Regional Workshop (Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-12, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purposes of this workshop were to develop teaching and learning materials on certain selected key biology concepts relevant to environmental, genetic, and agricultural aspects, and to develop exemplary training materials on certain teacher competencies relating to laboratory and field techniques. Chapter One reports on the status and…

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

408

Texas Marine Education Association  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Site features information on the Texas Marine Education Association, a conglomerate of educators from Texas and adjoining states whose goals include promoting awareness and education for the marine environment. Includes links to educator resources (Texas-specific and general), tidal information, and access to Dolphin Talk, the groups monthly newsletter. Also information on student and teacher grants and workshops.

2011-10-27

409

Yeasts: From genetics to biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1995-12-31

410

Ethics in biotechnology and biosecurity.  

PubMed

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

Jameel, S

2011-01-01

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The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Abstract (2,250 Maximum Characters): The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, professional astronomers, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy Workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses as well as more specialized classes for undergraduate majors and graduate students. Here we briefly describe the tools most relevant for the Professional Dynamical Astronomer. Solar Systems Visualizer: The orbital motions of planets, moons, and asteroids in the Solar System as well as many of the planets in exoplanetary systems are animated at their correct relative speeds in accurate to-scale drawings. Zoom in from the chaotic outer satellite systems of the giant planets all the way to their innermost ring systems. Orbital Integrators: Determine the orbital evolution of your initial conditions for a number of different scenarios including motions subject to general central forces, the classic three-body problem, and satellites of planets and exoplanets. Zero velocity curves are calculated and automatically included on relevant plots. Orbital Elements: Convert quickly and easily between state vectors and orbital elements with Changing the Elements. Use other routines to visualize your three-dimensional orbit and to convert between the different commonly used sets of orbital elements including the true, mean, and eccentric anomalies. Solar System Calculators: These tools calculate a user-defined mathematical expression simultaneously for all of the Solar System's planets (Planetary Calculator) or moons (Satellite Calculator). Key physical and orbital data are automatically accessed as needed.

Hamilton, Douglas P.

2013-05-01

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Academic excellence workshops in chemistry and physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the mid-1970's, Uri Treisman, at the University of California, Berkeley, developed an academic excellence workshop program that had important successes in increasing minority student achievement and persistence in calculus. The present dissertation research is an in-depth study of chemistry and physics workshops at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Data for the first, longitudinal component of this study were obtained by tracking to Spring 1998 all workshop minority students, i.e., Latino, African American, and Native American workshop students, a random sample of non-workshop minority students, and a random sample of non-targeted students, i.e., Anglo and Asian students, enrolled in first-quarter General Chemistry or Physics during specific quarters of 1992 or 1993. Data for the second component were obtained by administering questionnaires, conducting interviews, and observing science students during Fall, 1996. Workshop participation was a significant predictor of first-quarter course grade for minority students in both chemistry and physics, while verbal and mathematics Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores were not significant predictors of beginning course grade for minority science students. The lack of predictive ability of the SAT and the importance of workshop participation in minority students' beginning science course performance are results with important implications for educators and students. In comparing pre-college achievement measures for workshop and non-targeted students, non-targeted students' mathematics SAT scores were significantly higher than chemistry and physics workshop students' scores. Nonetheless, workshop participation "leveled the field" as workshop and non-targeted students performed similarly in beginning science courses. Positive impacts of workshop participation on achievement, persistence, efficiency, social integration, and self-confidence support the continued and expanded funding of workshop programs. This research also studied how gender and ethnicity affect attitudes, achievement, and persistence in science courses and mathematics-based majors. College-level females, both minority and non-minority, in science showed no differences from males or were in fact more positive about science than males. However, in interviews, minority females expressed concerns about gender and believed gender to be more important in their science experiences than ethnicity. This research suggests intervention programs to increase the number of females in the science- and technology-based job pipeline can be successful.

Mills, Susan Rose

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ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee Digital Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee Digital Library contains educational resources, curriculum recommendations, information about workshops and grants opportunities for both technical and creative educators and students of computer graphics and visualization.

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Workshop Registration The workshop registration fee includes workshop  

E-print Network

, South Korea on August 4-6, 2010. SWAT workshops will be held on August 2-3, 2010 at the Korea Institute Korea Institute of Construction Technology Water Resources Research Division E-mail: nwkim&Workshops August2-3,2010 SWATWorkshops Ilsan,Korea August4-6,2010 SWATConference Seoul,Korea The Korean

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

E-print Network

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

Mayfield, John

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Evaluating the effect of food processing on the potential human allergenicity of novel proteins: International workshop report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute Protein Allergenicity Technical Committee organized an international workshop in June 2006 in Estoril, Portugal, co-sponsored by the ILSI Research Foundation, ILSI International Food Biotechnology Committee and ILSI Europe. The objective was to discuss the effects of food processing on the allergenic potential of proteins and foods. The impact of food processing on the

Karluss Thomas; Corinne Herouet-Guicheney; Gregory Ladics; Gary Bannon; Andrew Cockburn; Rene Crevel; Julie Fitzpatrick; Clare Mills; Laura Privalle; Stefan Vieths

2007-01-01

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Biotechnology Facility: An ISS Microgravity Research Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Gonda, Steve R.; Tsao, Yow-Min

2000-01-01

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The Biotechnology Facility for International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2004-01-01

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Proteomics: a biotechnology tool for crop improvement  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

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Proteomics: a biotechnology tool for crop improvement.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-01-01

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The advent of biotechnology and technology transfer in agriculture  

SciTech Connect

One of the keys to the success of American agriculture has been continuous waves of innovation, starting with mechanical innovations in the nineteenth century and continuing into the present with chemical and biological innovations (modern fertilizers and pesticides, high yield varieties of corn and wheat). Technological success resulted not only from new discoveries, but also from the capacity to translate new knowledge into practical innovations. Innovations helped generate an industrial infrastructure capable of both producing the new technology cheaply and effectively, and building a marketing and education network for its diffusion. The capacity for quick transfer of technology from the source of knowledge (universities) to technology producers (industry) and users (farmers) has been instrumental in the technological progress of agriculture. Mechanisms for technology transfer have changed over time as the nature of agriculture and the new technologies has changed. At present agriculture faces a new wave of technological innovation associated with biotechnology and genetic engineering. This paper investigates so that institutions can efficiently accommodate the transfer of new knowledge for biotechnology in agriculture.

Postlewait, A.; Zilberman, D. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)] [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Parker, D.D.

1993-05-01

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Environmental Education Training Partnership (EETAP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site offers educators information, resources, and links for promoting academic achievement and environmental literacy. It describes the Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP), participating organizations, services, and achievements. EETAP is a national leader in the delivery of environmental education training for education professionals. Site features publications, conference and workshop information, educator resources, and more information on environmental literacy.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hill, Ruaraidh; Stanisstreet, Martin; Boyes, Edward

2000-01-01

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GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE CORVALLIS RISK ASSESSMENT BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

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...

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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...

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Workshop in Providing Equal Career Opportunities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One in a series of curriculum documents in career education, this manual provides plans, resources, and materials for training counselors and teachers to provide sex fair career counseling and programs. Objectives for a workshop are presented, and directions, including a flow chart, are given for its preparation. These are followed by detailed…

Cubit-Swoyer, Donna

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Aerospace Curriculum: Applied Basic Electricity Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents a technician skills workshop on applied basic electricity. The PDF document includes 148 slides with text and graphics depicting best practices in electric safety. It also includes basic electrical formulas and calculations for reference.

2010-10-19

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Young Authors: Writing Workshop in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Good literacy instruction begins with immersing children in diverse texts--educators need to marinate students in literature so that, over time, it soaks into their consciousness and, eventually, into their writing. In this article, the author describes her experiences with a writing workshop for the 5- and 6-year-old children in her class. She…

Brown, Kathryn M.

2010-01-01

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New Approaches to Planning Diabetic Diets Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructional materials are provided for a workshop to enable participants to educate patients and food service staff regarding diabetic diets, incorporating current therapeutic recommendations and allowing variation and flexibility. Representative topics are facts about diabetes mellitus, high risk groups, symptoms, treatment and goals of diet…

Kimmel, Georgia

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Call for Papers 3rd Italian Workshop on Eclipse Technologies (Eclipse-IT 2008)  

E-print Network

for Demo (in Italian). For any question related to demo submission, contact the Education Track Chair Workshop Chair: Filippo Lanubile, Università di Bari Education Track Chair: Donato Malerba, Università di - Bari, Italy http://eit08.di.uniba.it Workshop theme Eclipse was initially designed as an integrated

Malerba, Donato

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Applications of Protein Hydrolysates in Biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

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Perspectives on biotechnological applications of archaea  

E-print Network

Summary 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.

Chiara Schiraldi; Mariateresa Giuliano; Mario De Rosa

2001-01-01

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Perspectives on biotechnological applications of archaea  

PubMed Central

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

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

2002-01-01

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Plant biotechnology for food security and bioeconomy.  

PubMed

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

Clarke, Jihong Liu; Zhang, Peng

2013-09-01

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Mars Surface Mission Workshop  

E-print Network

Mars Surface Mission Workshop October 4­5, 1997 Lunar and Planetary Institute #12;MARS SURFACE Boulevard Houston TX 77058-1113 LPI Contribution No. 934 #12;ii Mars Surface Mission Workshop Compiled. B. (1998) Mars Surface Mission Workshop, LPI Contribution No. 934, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Rathbun, Julie A.

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DIAPER INDUSTRY WORKSHOP REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

This report is the product of a one-day workshop on the diaper industry that was sponsored by the U.S. EPA. our topics covered during the workshop were public health and safety, recycling, composting, and product life cycle analysis. he primary objective of the workshop was to id...

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Climate Change Workshop 2007  

E-print Network

1 Climate Change Workshop 2007 Adaptive Management and Resilience Relevant for the Platte River, UNL Climate Change Workshop 2007 · Resilience ·Why it matters · Adaptive Management ·How it helps ·Adaptive Capacity · What it is Overview Climate Change Workshop 2007 "A public Domain, once a velvet carpet

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

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Biotechnology Approaches to Life Detection  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Steele, Andrew; McKay, David; Schweitzer, Mary

2001-01-01

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High School Students' Knowledge and Attitudes regarding Biotechnology Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

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MSc Biotechnology UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science  

E-print Network

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

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Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology: Progress Report Today's Date  

E-print Network

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

Ferrara, Katherine W.

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Chemogenomics and biotechnology Arthur Wuster and M. Madan Babu  

E-print Network

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

Babu, M. Madan

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

E-print Network

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

Sheridan, Scott

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Binghamton University Space Request Form Innovative Technologies Complex Biotechnology Building  

E-print Network

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

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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AVERTING THE HOSTILE EXPLOITATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY Matthew Meselson  

E-print Network

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

Sussex, University of

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Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Developmentand Drug Development  

E-print Network

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

Puglisi, Joseph

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

E-print Network

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

Berleant, Daniel

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

E-print Network

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

Khan, Javed I.

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DISCUSSION: ECONOMIES OF SCALE AND SCOPE IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH  

E-print Network

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

Foltz, Jeremy D.

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In this Issue CeBiTec Symposium: Molecular Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Moeller, Ralf

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

E-print Network

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

Lansky, Joshua

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

E-print Network

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

Khan, Javed I.

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Building Strong Geoscience Departments Through the Visiting Workshop Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Building Strong Geoscience Departments project focuses on helping geoscience departments adapt and prosper in a changing and challenging environment. From 2005-2009, the project offered workshop programs on topics such as student recruitment, program assessment, preparing students for the workforce, and strengthening geoscience programs. Participants shared their departments' challenges and successes. Building on best practices and most promising strategies from these workshops and on workshop leaders' experiences, from 2009-2011 the project ran a visiting workshop program, bringing workshops to 18 individual departments. Two major strengths of the visiting workshop format are that it engages the entire department in the program, fostering a sense of shared ownership and vision, and that it focuses on each department's unique situation. Departments applied to have a visiting workshop, and the process was highly competitive. Selected departments chose from a list of topics developed through the prior workshops: curriculum and program design, program elements beyond the curriculum, recruiting students, preparing students for the workforce, and program assessment. Two of our workshop leaders worked with each department to customize and deliver the 1-2 day programs on campus. Each workshop incorporated exercises to facilitate active departmental discussions, presentations incorporating concrete examples drawn from the leaders' experience and from the collective experiences of the geoscience community, and action planning to scaffold implementation. All workshops also incorporated information on building departmental consensus and assessing departmental efforts. The Building Strong Geoscience Departments website complements the workshops with extensive examples from the geoscience community. Of the 201 participants in the visiting workshop program, 140 completed an end of workshop evaluation survey with an overall satisfaction rating of 8.8 out of a possible 10 points. Workshops resulted in changes in faculty attitudes and planned changes in programming. Participants wrote that they felt a greater ownership of their curricula and had a deeper understanding of the importance of general education offerings; they recognized a need for improvement; and they recognized a need to communicate the value of the geosciences to their institutions. Planned programmatic changes focused on curriculum revision, program assessment, student recruitment, and interactions with the institutional administration and the public. Leaders noted that the most effective workshops were those where the faculty cancelled all other activities for the duration of the workshop to focus on workshop goals.

Ormand, C. J.; Manduca, C. A.; Macdonald, H.; Bralower, T. J.; Clemens-Knott, D.; Doser, D. I.; Feiss, P. G.; Rhodes, D. D.; Richardson, R. M.; Savina, M. E.

2011-12-01

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The potential impact of plant biotechnology on the Millennium Development Goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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Teacher Professional Development: Lessons Learned from Six Kepler Mission Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's Kepler Mission conducted teacher professional development workshops on the search for exoplanets in the habitable zone of Sun-like stars. During late 2008 and into 2009, six workshops were conducted surrounding the launch of the Kepler Mission. These were a part of the Kepler Mission's outreach honoring the International Year of Astronomy. Each workshop was supported by a Kepler team scientist, two Education & Public Outreach staff and local hosts. Activities combined a science content lecture and discussion, making models, kinesthetic activities, and interpretation of transit data. The emphasis was on inquiry-based instruction and supported science education standards in grades 7-12. Participants’ kit included an orrery, optical sensor and software to demonstrate transit detection. The workshop plan, teaching strategies, and lessons learned from evaluation will be discussed. The Kepler Mission teacher professional development workshops were designed using the best practices and principals from the National Science Education Standards and similar documents. Sharing the outcome of our plans, strategies and evaluation results can be of use to other Education and Public Outreach practitioners who plan similar events. In sharing our experiences, we hope to assist others, and to learn from them as well. Future events are planned. Supported by NASA Grants to the SETI Institute: NAG2-6066 Kepler Education and Public Outreach and NNX08BA74G, IYA Kepler Mission Pre-launch Workshops.

DeVore, Edna; Harman, P.; Gould, A.; Koch, D.

2010-01-01

456

Workshop Materials Fall 2008  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Participant materials for IA Workshop I & II. For viewing and printing convenience each resource is a pdf. For your convenience, there is a link to download the free Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader Workshop I Handout - pdf Workshop II Handout - pdf IA Review Rubric - pdf - This is an editable pdf. When opened click on a star to indicate your selection. PBL Journal - pdf - You need to fill this out between workshop I and workshop II. PBL Cheat Sheet - pdf - If you want to use Problem-based learning, this has some recommendations. PBL Learning Shell Project - An Instructional Architect you can copy ...

Heather

2009-02-25

457

Sugarcane Improvement Through Breeding and Biotechnology  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The advancements in sugarcane breeding and the improvement of sugarcane through biotechnology have been reviewed by a team of leading sugarcane specialists from around the world. Topics covered in the breeding section include the evolution and origin of sugarcane, early history of conventional sugar...

458

Some aspects of geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Recent studies have indicated that biotechnological processes for detoxification of geothermal residual brine sludges are feasible. Preliminary studies have also shown that such processes are controlled by several factors which include the concentration of the residual sludge in the bioreactor, the type of bioreactor and the strain of acidophilic microorganisms used. A brief discussion of these factors follows. 5 refs., 3 figs., 4 tabs.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, Mow

1988-06-01

459

Public Germplasm Collections and Revolutions in Biotechnology  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Public germplasm collections provided the biological material critical for launching the three most important revolutions in modern biotechnology: (i) An isolate of Penicillium chrysogenum, NRRL 1951, the basis for industrial production of penicillan, originated from the ARS Culture Collection in Pe...

460

Biotechnology, fermentation, foods and the future  

SciTech Connect

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

Wesley, P.

1981-02-01

461

Biotechnology at the Cutting Edge - Keasling  

ScienceCinema

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

Keasling, Jay

2013-05-29

462

Biotechnology at the Cutting Edge - Keasling  

SciTech Connect

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

Keasling, Jay

2010-01-01

463

Systems biology: the `new biotechnology' Editorial overview  

E-print Network

and bottom-up systems biology. Top-down systems biology is following the genomics revolution that has new biological insight. Generally systems biology encompasses two approaches: top-down systems biology be used in biotechnology and medicine. Bottom-up systems biology involves the re- construction

464

Cellulases and related enzymes in biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Basic and applied research on microbial cellulases, hemicellulases and pectinases has not only generated significant scientific knowledge but has also revealed their enormous potential in biotechnology. At present, cellulases and related enzymes are used in food, brewery and wine, animal feed, textile and laundry, pulp and paper industries, as well as in agriculture and for research purposes. Indeed, the demand

M. K. Bhat

2000-01-01

465

Human rights in the biotechnology era 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGOUND: The concept of Human Rights has become the modern civilising standard to which all should aspire and indeed attain. DISCUSSION: In an era characterised by widening disparities in health and human rights across the world and spectacular advances in biotechnology it is necessary to reflect on the extent to which human rights considerations are selectively applied for the benefit

Solomon R Benatar; Bioethics Centre

2002-01-01

466

Biotechnology for environmental quality: closing the circles  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Alan T. Bull

1996-01-01

467

Lignocellulose biotechnology: Current and future prospects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lignocellulose is the most abundant biomass available on Earth. It has attracted considerable attention as an alternate feed stock and energy resource because of the large quantities available and its renewable nature. The potential uses of lignocelluloses are in pulp and paper industries, production of fuel alcohol and chemicals, protein for food, and feed using biotechnological means. The current industrial

Ramesh Chander Kuhad; Ajay Singh

1993-01-01

468

The emerging field of nanotube biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nanoparticles are being developed for a host of biomedical and biotechnological applications, including drug delivery, enzyme immobilization and DNA transfection. Spherical nanoparticles are typically used for such applications, which reflects the fact that spheres are easier to make than other shapes. Micro- and nanotubes — structures that resemble tiny drinking straws — are alternatives that might offer advantages over spherical

Punit Kohli; Charles R. Martin

2003-01-01

469

Microbial lipases form versatile tools for biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lipases are secreted into the culture medium by many bacteria and fungi. They catalyse not only the hydrolysis but also the synthesis of long-chain acylglycerols. Important uses in biotechnology include their addition to detergents, the manufacture of food ingredients, pitch control in the pulp and paper industry, and biocatalysis of stereoselective transformations. This makes them the most widely used class

Karl-Erich Jaeger; Manfred T. Reetz

1998-01-01

470

The Nose Knows: Biotechnological Production of Vanillin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

471

Making Civics Real: A Workshop for Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Civics can be a dreaded word for some students, but things just got a bit more interesting with this rather thoughtful and interesting video workshop created by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Center for Civic Education. Released as part of the Annenberg Media teacher resources, this eight part series helps teachers find ways to teach civics, complete with lesson plans and other materials. The workshop program videos include segments such as "Public Policy and the Federal Budget", "Electoral Politics", and "Freedom of Religion". Visitors can also take advantage of the series website which contains additional teaching tools and support materials designed to complement the activities from each program.

2003-01-01

472

Midwest Transmission Workshop I Summary  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 The meeting was opened with a review of the purposes of the workshop: (1) Present and discuss key studies and assessments of transmission upgrades, additions and related issues for the upper Midwest, including work that addresses the full range of views on these topics; (2) Understand the various transmission issues in the upper Midwest and discuss options for addressing the issues; and (3) Identify the decision makers and entities that need to play an active role if transmission issues are to be resolved, and agree on next steps for engaging these individuals and organizations through education, outreach, and information dissemination.

Kevin Bryan

2001-05-01

473

Enhancing Environmental Education Teaching Skills through In-Service Education and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on In-Service Education and Training (INSET) workshops offered in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces in the field of environmental education. The purpose of these workshops is to assist practising teachers to enhance their teaching skills, to infuse environmental education in their teaching and to participate in solving…

le Roux, Cheryl; Ferreira, Johanna G.

2005-01-01

474

Indicators of Success in Postsecondary SMET Education: Shapes of the Future. Synthesis and Proceedings of the Annual NISE Forum (3rd, February 23-24, 1998). Workshop Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the written records of the Third Annual National Institute for Science Education (NISE) Forum on indicators of success in postsecondary science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education. The primary goal of this Forum was to initiate a national dialogue about how assessment and evaluation are and should be…

Millar, Susan B., Ed.

475

Papers Presented at the National Workshop on Vocational Education for the Disadvantaged (Atlantic City, N.J., March 12-14, 1969).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presentations included in this collection are: (1) "Vocational Education for the Disadvantaged: Lessons from Government Funded Programs," by Garth L. Mangum, (2) "Curriculum Adaptations," by Frances S. McDonough, (3) "Case Study: Newark Manpower Training Skills Center," by George R. Quarles, (4) "The Development of Vocational Education Teachers of…

National Committee on Employment of Youth, New York, NY.

476

Publications, Reports, Workshops | Radiation Research Program (RRP)  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Content Search this site Publications, Reports, Workshops Main Published Workshop and Working Group Reports Workshop Presentations and Reports Selected RRP Staff Publications Last Updated: 05/15/14 Workshop Presentations and Reports Workshop

477

Workshops: a great way to enhance and supplement a degree.  

PubMed

As part of the International Society for Computational Biology Student Council (ISCB-SC), Regional Student Groups (RSGs) have helped organise workshops in the emerging fields of bioinformatics and computational biology. Workshops are a great way for students to gain hands-on experience and rapidly acquire knowledge in advanced research topics where curriculum-based education is yet to be developed. RSG workshops have improved dissemination of knowledge of the latest bioinformatics techniques and resources among student communities and young scientists, especially in developing nations. This article highlights some of the benefits and challenges encountered while running RSG workshops. Examples cover a variety of subjects, including introductory bioinformatics and advanced bioinformatics, as well as soft skills such as networking, career development, and socializing. The collective experience condensed in this article is a useful starting point for students wishing to organise their own tailor-made workshops. PMID:24586140

Fatumo, Segun; Shome, Sayane; Macintyre, Geoff

2014-02-01

478

Curriculum-Referenced Test Development Workshop Series: Workshops One through Three.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of materials represents the first three workshops in a series of five designed to assist school districts and educators to develop their own curriculum-referenced tests. The series has been assembled to provide school districts with a relatively inexpensive test development method. The series is designed to reduce costs by pooling…

Arter, Judith A.

479

CIEAEM 57 Italie Italy Ateliers Workshop Piazza Armerina,  

E-print Network

and be "accepted" by students' parents. If parent's involvement is crucial to the mathematics education education. Teachers usually seem to complain that parental involvement causes problems at the learningCIEAEM 57 ­ Italie ­ Italy Ateliers ­ Workshop Piazza Armerina, July 23-29, 2005 221 Parents

Spagnolo, Filippo

480

Approaching Environmental Issues in the Classroom. Workshop Resource Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is one in a series of resource manuals to help teacher educators conduct environmental education (EE) teacher workshops or promote EE programs. The unit is presented in seven sections that describe: (1) a rationale for teaching environmental issues; (2) a five-step process for addressing environmental issues; (3) classroom approaches…

Pennock, Margaret T.; Bardwell, Lisa V.

481

Lunar Commercialization Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation describes the goals and rules of the workshop on Lunar Commercialization. The goal of the workshop is to explore the viability of using public-private partnerships to open the new space frontier. The bulk of the workshop was a team competition to create a innovative business plan for the commercialization of the moon. The public private partnership concept is reviewed, and the open architecture as an infrastructure for potential external cooperation. Some possible lunar commercialization elements are reviewed.

Martin, Gary L.

2008-01-01

482

Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains the agenda and presentation abstracts for the Thermal Barrier Coating Workshop, sponsored by NASA, DOE, and NIST. The workshop covered thermal barrier coating (TBC) issues related to applications, processing, properties, and modeling. The intent of the workshop was to highlight the state of knowledge on TBC's and to identify critical gaps in knowledge that may hinder TBC use in advanced applications. The workshop goals were achieved through presentations by 22 speakers representing industry, academia, and government as well as through extensive discussion periods.

Brindley, W. J. (compiler); Lee, W. Y. (compiler); Goedjen, J. G. (compiler); Dapkunas, S. J. (compiler)

1995-01-01

483

CARE 3 User's Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A user's workshop for CARE 3, a reliability assessment tool designed and developed especially for the evaluation of high reliability fault tolerant digital systems, was held at NASA Langley Research Center on October 6 to 7, 1987. The main purpose of the workshop was to assess the evolutionary status of CARE 3. The activities of the workshop are documented and papers are included by user's of CARE 3 and NASA. Features and limitations of CARE 3 and comparisons to other tools are presented. The conclusions to a workshop questionaire are also discussed.

1988-01-01

484

Adi Balter The Interdisciplinary Program in Biotechnology, Technion Nano-structured Silicon Implants for Fighting Breast Cancer  

E-print Network

Adi Balter The Interdisciplinary Program in Biotechnology, Technion Nano-structured Silicon of Biotechnology, 2 Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, 3 The Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute

Rimon, Elon

485

This workshop is a satellite event to: EurSafe 2013 -The Ethics of Consumption: The Citizen, the Market, and the Law  

E-print Network

, the Market, and the Law Ethical Issues in New Biotechnology in Agriculture a Mistra Biotech workshop This one moral relevance Jan Deckers, Bioethics, Newcastle Unversity, UK 12:00 Lunch 13:00 Conceptual framework Millar, Applied Bioethics, University of Nottingham, UK 14:25 Coffee 14:45 Is genetically modified food

486

Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book will be an original and indispensable resource for all who believe in the importance of art in the wider educational realm. Framing the recent "educational turn" in the arts within a broad historical and social context, this anthology raises fundamental questions about how and what should be taught in an era of distributive rather than…

Allen, Felicity

2011-01-01

487

Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education is people's most powerful tool for social progress and economic recovery. But inadequate access, due to financial constraints and lack of preparation, is hampering the efficacy of the postsecondary sector to advance economic and social progress. There are, however, signs of change. Ramping up investment in education is a pillar of U.S.…

Pulley, John

2009-01-01

488

Educating Biotechnicians for Future Industry Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How to strengthen technician education to meet the needs of the biotechnology industry was the question before the 50 people who participated in the "Educating Biotechnicians for Future Industry Needs" conference from April 28 to 30 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The participants were from higher education, secondary schools, industry, government, and…

Patton, Madeline

2008-01-01

489

Methylobacterium extorquens: methylotrophy and biotechnological applications.  

PubMed

Methylotrophy is the ability to use reduced one-carbon compounds, such as methanol, as a single source of carbon and energy. Methanol is, due to its availability and potential for production from renewable resources, a valuable feedstock for biotechnology. Nature offers a variety of methylotrophic microorganisms that differ in their metabolism and represent resources for engineering of value-added products from methanol. The most extensively studied methylotroph is the Alphaproteobacterium Methylobacterium extorquens. Over the past five decades, the metabolism of M. extorquens has been investigated physiologically, biochemically, and more recently, using complementary omics technologies such as transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and fluxomics. These approaches, together with a genome-scale metabolic model, facilitate system-wide studies and the development of rational strategies for the successful generation of desired products from methanol. This review summarizes the knowledge of methylotrophy in M. extorquens, as well as the available tools and biotechnological applications. PMID:25432674

Ochsner, Andrea M; Sonntag, Frank; Buchhaupt, Markus; Schrader, Jens; Vorholt, Julia A

2014-11-30

490

Biotechnology and DNA vaccines for aquatic animals  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Biotechnology has been used extensively in the development of vaccines for aquaculture. Modern molecular methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), cloning and microarray analysis have facilitated antigen discovery, construction of novel candidate vaccines, and assessments of vaccine efficacy, mode of action, and host response. This review focuses on DNA vaccines for finfish to illustrate biotechnology applications in this field. Although DNA vaccines for fish rhabdoviruses continue to show the highest efficacy, DNA vaccines for several other viral and bacterial fish pathogens have now been proven to provide significant protection against pathogen challenge. Studies of the fish rhabdovirus DNA vaccines have elucidated factors that affect DNA vaccine efficacy as well as the nature of the fish innate and adaptive immune responses to DNA vaccines. As tools for managing aquatic animal disease emergencies, DNA vaccines have advantages in speed, flexibility, and safety, and one fish DNA vaccine has been licensed.

Kurath, G.

2008-01-01

491

Distance Education and Plagiarism Prevention at the University of South Carolina Upstate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the University of South Carolina Upstate, two librarians created a series of workshops to proactively prevent plagiarism. To reach distance education students, online workshops were developed in Blackboard including basic and advanced workshops for lower and upper-level courses. The workshops are intended to introduce students to the concepts…

Kirsch, Breanne A.; Bradley, Lola

2012-01-01

492

Biotechnology collaborations: does business model matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates how a biotechnology firm’s collaboration incidence is affected by the business model it adopts. Specifically,\\u000a we compare interfirm collaboration conducted by biopharmaceutical firms adopting the hybrid business model with those using\\u000a the product-focused business model. The analysis based on 1,820 collaborations conducted by 87 dedicated biopharmaceutical\\u000a firms suggests that firms adopting the hybrid business model generally engage

Raphael Greiner; Siah Hwee Ang

2012-01-01

493

Ergonomics problems and solutions in biotechnology laboratories  

SciTech Connect

The multi-functional successful ergonomics program currently implemented at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will be presented with special emphasis on recent findings in the Biotechnology laboratory environment. In addition to a discussion of more traditional computer-related repetitive stress injuries and associated statistics, the presentation will cover identification of ergonomic problems in laboratory functions such as pipetting, radiation shielding, and microscope work. Techniques to alleviate symptoms and prevent future injuries will be presented.

Coward, T.W.; Stengel, J.W.; Fellingham-Gilbert, P.

1995-03-01

494

A short history of plant biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The foundations of modern plant biotechnology can be traced back to the Cell Theory of Schleiden (Arch Anat Physiol Wiss Med\\u000a (J Müller) 1838:137–176, 1838) and Schwann (Mikroscopische Untersuchungen über die Übereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem\\u000a Wachstum des Tiere und Pflanzen. W Engelmann: Leipzig No 176, 1839), which recognized the cell as the primary unit of all\\u000a living organisms.

Indra K. Vasil

2008-01-01

495

Biotechnological Interventions in Host Plant Resistance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Host plant resistance forms an integral part of integrated pest management. Conventional host plant resistance is\\u000a slow and difficult to achieve due to the involvement of quantitative traits at several loci. However, recent biotechnological\\u000a interventions have opened up new opportunities for pest control by providing an access to novel molecules, ability to change\\u000a the level and pattern of expression of

Aditya Pratap; S. K. Gupta

496

Biotechnology and Biosafety: Exploring the Debate and Public Perception in Developing Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology and Bio-safety have become the subject matters of national debate in many developing countries. Most developing countries are at different stages in harnessing biotechnology for their development. Increasing awareness on the great potential of biotechnology has augmented the importance of biotechnology in developing countries. Most developing countries are realising the importance of biotechnology as the means of improving agricultural

Andrew B. Gidamis; Bernard E. Chove

2009-01-01

497

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits)  

E-print Network

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits) The M.P.S.: Biotechnology opportunities in the biotechnology industry. Post-Baccalaureate Certificates: BIOTECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (12 needed within the biotechnology field. All credits earned in this certificate may be applied

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

498

Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits)  

E-print Network

Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits) The M.P.S.: Biotechnology opportunities in the biotechnology industry. Post-Baccalaureate Certificates: BIOTECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (12 needed within the biotechnology field. BIOCHEMICAL REGULATORY ENGINEERING (12 Credits) This certificate

Adali, Tulay

499

Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits)  

E-print Network

Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): BIOTECHNOLOGY (30 Credits) The M.P.S.: Biotechnology opportunities in the biotechnology industry. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: BIOTECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (12 needed within the biotechnology field. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: BIOCHEMICAL REGULATORY ENGINEERING

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

500

2005 College Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the education and public outreach efforts of the NASA JPL Navigator and Spitzer EPO Programs along with the American Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, astronomy educators affiliated with the Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team at the University of Arizona are conducting a series of two- and three-day teaching excellence workshops for college faculty. These regional workshops are being held at community colleges around the country and in conjunction with professional society meetings, such as the American Astronomical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, and through the infrastructure of the National Science Foundation's Summer Chautauqua Workshop program. These interactive teaching excellence workshops focus on dilemmas astronomy teachers face and develop practical solutions for the troubling issues in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. After reviewing the latest research about how students learn, participants define and set measurable student learning goals and objectives for students in their astronomy courses and construct effective course syllabi reflecting the ASTRO 101 goals publicized by the AAS. To improve instruction, participants learn how to create productive learning environments by using interactive lectures, peer instruction, engaging demonstrations, collaborative groups, tutorials, computer-based laboratories, and observational projects. Participants also learn how to write more effective multiple-choice tests and implement authentic assessment strategies including portfolio assessment, performance tasks, and concept maps. Texts used at the workshop include: (i) Learner-Centered Astronomy Teaching, Slater and Adams, Prentice Hall, 2002; (ii) Great Ideas for Teaching Astronomy, Pompea, Brooks Cole, 2000; Insights into the Universe, Slater and Zeilik, and (iv) Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, Adams, Prather, & Slater, Prentice Hall, 2005.

Prather, E. E.; Slater, T. F.; Greene, W. M.; Thaller, M.; Brissenden, G.; UA Steward Observatory CAPER Team; NASA JPL Navigator EPO CenterAstrononomy Education Team; NASA Spitzer EPO Team

2004-12-01