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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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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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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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Biotechnology, ethics and education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fundamental differences between current and past knowledge in the field of biotechnology mean that we now have at our disposal\\u000a the means to irreversibly change what is meant by ‘human nature’. This paper explores some of the ethical issues that accompany\\u000a the (as yet tentative) attempt to increase scientific control over the human genetic code in what amounts to a

Peter John Fitzsimons

2007-01-01

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Using media to educate public on biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper seeks to understand how mass media can be used to educate the public about biotechnology. Masterman (2001) model of communication is used as the theoretical framework. Four Malaysian mainstreams newspapers Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian, New Straits Times and The Star were content analyzed. The findings indicate more in-depth articles need to be published to educate public about biotechnology.

Mus Chairil Samani; Latifah Amin; Nurul Ilyana Rezali

2011-01-01

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Enhancing biotechnology education through annotated bibliographies  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are claims that fear towards new technology has been caused by the lack of information and education on the subject to the public. Modern biotechnology and its applications have been receiving the same criticism. Fear towards biotechnology applications such as the genetically modified (GM) food has also been linked with the failure of the responsible bodies in providing proper

Latifah Amin; Mohd Fadhli Hamdan; Roosfa Hashim; Mus Chairil Samani

2011-01-01

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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 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.

2010-02-16

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Workshop proceedings: challenges and opportunities in evaluating protein allergenicity across biotechnology industries.  

PubMed

A workshop entitled "Challenges and Opportunities in Evaluating Protein Allergenicity across Biotechnology Industries" was held at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in San Francisco, California. The workshop was sponsored by the Biotechnology Specialty Section of SOT and was designed to present the science-based approaches used in biotechnology industries to evaluate and regulate protein allergenicity. A panel of experts from industry and government highlighted the allergenicity testing requirements and research in the agricultural, pharmaceutical/biopharma, and vaccine biotechnology industries and addressed challenges and opportunities for advancing the science of protein allergenicity. The main learning from the workshop was that immunoglobulin E-mediated allergenicity of biotechnology-derived products is difficult to assess without human data. The approaches currently being used to evaluate potential for allergenicity across biotechnology industries are very different and range from bioinformatics, in vitro serology, in vivo animal testing, in vitro and in vivo functional assays, and "biosimilar" assessments (ie, biotherapeutic equivalents to innovator products). The challenge remains with regard to the different or lack of regulatory requirements for allergenicity testing across industries, but the novel approaches being used with bioinformatics and biosimilars may lead to opportunities in the future to collaborate across biotechnology industries. PMID:23324160

Stagg, Nicola J; Ghantous, Hanan N; Ladics, Gregory S; House, Robert V; Gendel, Steven M; Hastings, Kenneth L

2013-01-16

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our education system aims to equip young people with the knowledge, problem-solving skills and values to cope with an increasingly technological society. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of biotechnology education on adolescents’ understanding and attitudes about processes associated with biotechnology. Data were drawn from teacher and student interviews and surveys in the context of innovative Year 10 biotechnology courses conducted in three Western Australian high schools. The results indicate that after completing a biotechnology course students’ understanding increased but their attitudes remained constant with the exception of their views about human uses of gene technology. The findings of this study have ramifications for the design and implementation of biotechnology education courses in high schools.

Dawson, Vaille; Soames, Christina

2006-11-01

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Biotechnology and Energy. Report of a Workshop on Research Needs, July 2, 1984.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A group of investigators from industry and academe, representing most of the fields that may be placed under the description biotechnology met to select, in order of priority, subject matter for workshops to be held over the next year to address research ...

1984-01-01

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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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Biotechnology education as social and cultural production/reproduction of the biotechnology community  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper is a commentary to a paper by Anne Solli, Frank Bach and Björn Åkerman on how students at a technical university learn to argue as biotechnologists. Solli and her colleagues report from an ethnographic study performed during the first semester of a 5-year program in biotechnology at a technical university in Sweden. Their study demonstrates how students begin to acquire `the right way' of approaching the controversial issue of producing and consuming genetically modified organisms. In my response I discuss the ethnographic account of this particular educational practice in terms of social and cultural production/reproduction of a biotechnology community and how the participants (students and teaching professors) deal with the dialectic of individual and collective transformation. In the perspective of the biotechnology community, the work done by the teaching professor becomes a way of ensuring the future of the biotechnology community in terms of what values and objectives are held highly in the community of practice.

Andrée, Maria

2013-08-01

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Evaluation of a sex education workshop.  

PubMed

Thirty-two first year medical students who attended a 1 day sex education workshop and seven of their classmates who did not attend the workshop were given the Sex Knowledge and Attitude Test (SKAT) both 1 month before and 3 months after the workshop. The workshop group on retest had scores significantly higher than their pretest scores in the areas of sexual knowledge, autoeroticism and sexual myths. The scores of the no-workshop group did not change significantly on any of the parameters.Evidently, knowledge can be increased and attitudes liberalized by means of an intensive day-long workshop and such changes may persist beyong the immediate period of the workshop. PMID:979716

Hadorn, D; Grant, I

1976-09-01

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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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Educational Biotechnology and a Search for Moral Opposition to It.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nichols, Randall G.

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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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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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Biotechnology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van Vranken, Nancy S., Ed.

1987-01-01

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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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Impact of Biotechnology on Libraries and Educational Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As biotechnology continues to influence significantly the environment of pharmacy educators, it brings pharmacy librarians opportunity for changes in many sectors, notably the profession of librarianship, the nature of information resources, and delivery of information services. More human, financial, and material resources will be needed to…

Adams, Mignon; And Others

1990-01-01

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Biotechnology  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... that developers submit a scientific and regulatory assessment of the bioengineered food 120 days before the bioengineered food is marketed. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

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Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Biotechnology is an evolving and dynamic industry. In this era of rapid scientific advances in genomics, proteomics and biology, the biotech industry is playing an increasingly vital role in our economy, health and environment. It is essential to understa...

B. French J. DeAngelis L. Bond N. Albert T. Ballard

2001-01-01

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Biotechnology  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Guidance for Industry: Providing Regulatory Submissions in Electronic or Paper Format to the Office of Food Additive Safety; Draft Guidance. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

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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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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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Photobioreactor: Biotechnology for the Technology Education Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dunham, Trey; Wells, John; White, Karissa

2002-01-01

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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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32 CFR 705.30 - Aerospace Education Workshop.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 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...

2013-07-01

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32 CFR 705.30 - Aerospace Education Workshop.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 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...

2009-07-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

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COSEE-West Workshops for Teachers and Informal Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Continuing the Education of Health Workers. A Workshop Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abbatt, F. R.; Mejia, A.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 questionnaire covers six biotechnological issues such as biotechnology, agrobiotechnology, human health

Lutfullah Turkmen; Emine Selcen Darcin

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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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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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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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Formation of biotechnology firms in the Greater Seattle region: an empirical investigation of entrepreneurial, financial, and educational perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

The biotechnology sector is a revolutionary industrial sector and promises significant innovations in medicine, veterinary care, plant agriculture, food processing, and environmental industries. Within the United States, biotechnology firms have generally agglomerated in existing regional high-technology complexes. In this paper empirical evidence is presented on the formation, evolution, financial sources, and educational relationships of thirty-three commercial biotechnology firms in the

P Haug

1995-01-01

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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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Higher Education: New Directions for Leadership, Spring Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings are presented of a workshop of "Higher Education: New Directions for Leadership," which is part of the project "Statewide Activities for Preservice Education in Oregon Institutions of Higher Education." The following forum speeches are presented: "Wasted Energy: Colleges' Liberal Vocational Debate," by Donald Casella; "Title VI and IX:…

Terry, Arthur F., Ed.; Martin, Wanda M., Ed.

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Lessons Learned from NCAR Professional Development Workshops for Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. Johnson; S. Foster; S. Henderson

2002-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2004-01-01

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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…

Gardner, Grant Ean; Jones, M. Gail

2011-01-01

47

Evaluation of a Sex Education Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Medical students who attended the one-day workshop were compared with their classmates who did not. Results of before and after testing with the Sex Knowledge and Attitude Test (SKAT) showed that the workshop group's knowledge was increased and their attitudes were liberalized. (LBH)|

Hadorn, D.; Grant, I.

1976-01-01

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Using education as a public relations tool for biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The advances in the biotechnology industry, and in biosciences research are impressive by any measure, but it is not sufficient just to continue to make spectacular scientific breakthroughs. It is important that the general public is assisted to keep up with the pace of technological change. Some efforts have been made, but they have not been enough. A public relations

Michael L. B. Styles

2002-01-01

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Workshop on Science and Technology Education and Productive Work. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop was organized as a contribution to Ethiopia's human resettlement activities necessitated by the recurrent drought. The objectives of the workshop were to: (1) appraise the relevance of basic rural technologies and identify modalities of their application; (2) develop materials in the fields of biotechnology and basic technology; (3)…

Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

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Workshop on Science and Technology Education and Productive Work. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This workshop was organized as a contribution to Ethiopia's human resettlement activities necessitated by the recurrent drought. The objectives of the workshop were to: (1) appraise the relevance of basic rural technologies and identify modalities of their application; (2) develop materials in the fields of biotechnology and basic technology; (3)…

Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

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Workshops in Secondary Schools, Singapore. Educational Building Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this document is on the design of educational facilities, especially workshops, in Singapore. Chapter 1 discusses secondary schools, including the general curriculum and specifications-of-space provision in a standard secondary school. In chapter 2 the position of technical education within general secondary schools is addressed.…

Liew Kok-Pun, Michael; And Others

52

Educating via entertainment media: the Sesame Workshop approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Glenda L. Revelle

2003-01-01

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Workshops in Secondary Schools, Singapore. Educational Building Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The focus of this document is on the design of educational facilities, especially workshops, in Singapore. Chapter 1 discusses secondary schools, including the general curriculum and specifications-of-space provision in a standard secondary school. In chapter 2 the position of technical education within general secondary schools is addressed.…

Liew Kok-Pun, Michael; And Others

54

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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Impact of education on the attitudes of college students toward biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

An interdisciplinary course was designed as an introduction to the applications of, and the socio-economic issues associated with, biotechnology. College students enrolled in the course were surveyed prior to the first formal lecture, and again upon completion of the course. Assessment was made of the impact of the educational materials on the attitudes and perceptions of the students toward the

L. G. Sterling; C. K. Halbrendt; S. L. Kitto

1993-01-01

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Resource Personnel Workshops: A Team Approach to Educational Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three years of experience with summer workshops led the authors to summarize the development of an effective program and to conclude that this approach to teacher training carries the seeds of long-term success for inservice education as well as for need curricular implementation. (JB)

Girault, Emily S.; Gross, Richard E.

1973-01-01

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Providing Curriculum Access to Young Children: Online Workshops for Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Robinson, Linda; Schneider, Carol; Hutinger, Patricia

2007-01-01

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Workshop - tablet PCs in engineering education & research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tablet PCs are one of the newest innovations in computing and communications tools, offering an opportunity to positively impact the way in which students and faculty use technology to support teaching and learning. In this three hour workshop faculty will receive a hands-on introduction to the use of several tablet-based software tools including OneNote, Classroom Presenter, WriteOn, ChemPad, VectorPad and

J. G. Tront; J. C. Prey

2007-01-01

59

Rethinking Civic Education in the Age of Biotechnology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper, I first examine the three justifications most often provided for differentiating, discounting, or even disclaiming the present generation's moral responsibility to future generations. I then discuss ideological critiques of, and educational solutions to, the complicity of formal educational institutions in propagating these…

Li, Huey-li

2005-01-01

60

Parent-Based Sleep Education Workshops in Autism  

PubMed Central

To determine if parents can successfully teach their children with autism spectrum disorders to become better sleepers, we piloted small group parent education workshops focused on behavioral sleep strategies. Workshops consisted of three 2-hour sessions conducted over consecutive weeks by 2 physicians. Curricula included establishing effective daytime and nighttime habits, initiating a bedtime routine, and optimizing parental interactions at bedtime and during night wakings. Baseline and treatment questionnaires and actigraphy were analyzed in 20 children, ages 3 to 10 years. Improvements after treatment were seen in the total scale and several insomnia-related subscales of the Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire. Actigraphy documented reduced sleep latency in children presenting with sleep onset delay. Improvements were also noted in measures of sleep habits and daytime behavior. Brief parent-based behavioral sleep workshops in children with autism spectrum disorders appear effective in improving subjective and objective measures of sleep, sleep habits, and daytime behavior.

Reed, Hannah E.; McGrew, Susan G.; Artibee, Kay; Surdkya, Kyla; Goldman, Suzanne E.; Frank, Kim; Wang, Lily; Malow, Beth A.

2013-01-01

61

Using the World Wide Web to Educate and Inform the Public About Risk and Agricultural Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Nebraska and AgBios, Inc. launched the AgBiosafety website (http:\\/\\/agbiosafety.unl.edu) with the purpose of educating the public about agricultural biotechnology risk and safety issues through science-based content. This article discusses the creation of the website, its components, and data gathered from usage statistics and a web-delivered survey. Also included is a discussion of the results of data gathered

Douglas A. Golick; Robert K. D. Peterson; Leon G. Higley

2009-01-01

62

Biotechnology and ethics in medical education of the new millennium: physician roles and responsibilities.  

PubMed

Although the medical education curriculum varies internationally, we suggest that it is desirable for medical educators to share a universal responsibility to prepare physicians to perform three distinct, yet interrelated professional roles. The first is that of a clinician who has the knowledge and technical skills to care for individual patients, as well as the public. The second role can be viewed as that of an educator, a teacher, or a consultant who has the interpersonal skills and personal qualities to teach, advise and counsel patients and the public about their health and illness, risk factors and healthy lifestyle. The third role is that of a resource manager to enable physicians to care for patients and serve the public not only by drawing on available material assets but also by prudent use of the resources for better serving the most number of people at the least expense without compromising the quality of care. The very nature of the medical profession also obligates medical educators through the world to sensitize medical students and physicians to the ethical responsibilities that are implicit to each of the three aforementioned roles. Although the basic ethical responsibilities of do no harm and confidentiality are universal, certain global changes, such as rapid advancements in biotechnology and resource allocation, are now reshaping medical ethics on every continent. Spawned by the rapid advances in the biomedical sciences, biotechnology is revolutionizing human reproduction, sustaining human life, cloning human beings, and mapping the entire human genetic terrain. These advances imply changes in medical education and formal preparation of physicians in performing their roles as clinicians, educators and resource managers. These biotechnological developments, coupled with the increasing cost of healthcare and maldistribution of resources worldwide, present unprecedented ethical-social challenges that need to be addressed in the education of the physician in the new millennium. PMID:12098384

Gonnella, Joseph S.; Hojat, Mohammadreza

2001-07-01

63

Teaching Astronomy in non-formal education: stars workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the fields in which teaching Astronomy is more demanded is non-formal education. The Stars Workshop we present in this contribution consisted on an introduction to Astronomy and observation methods. The main objectives were: to know the main components of the Universe, their characteristics and the scales of size and time existing between them; to understand the movement of the different celestial objects; to know the different observational techniques; to value the different historical explanations about the Earth and the position of Humanity in the Universe. This Stars Workshop was a collaboration with the Escuela de Tiempo Libre Jumavi, which is a school dedicated to the training and non-formal education in the leisure field.

Hernán-Obispo, M.; Crespo-Chacón, I.; Gálvez, M. C.; López-Santiago, J.

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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

65

A teaching model for biotechnology and genomics education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although genomics and genetic engineering are transforming the way we do science and the way we live, there is a distinct lack of understanding about the basics of molecular biology in the general population. We presentthe Genomic Analogy Model for Educators (GAME) strategy for making concepts in genomics easily under-standable for both students and the general population by using familiar

Gretchen Kirkpatrick; Kathryn Orvis; Barry Pittendrigh

2002-01-01

66

Successful STEM Education: A Workshop Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The phrase STEM education is shorthand for an enterprise that is as complicated as it is important. What students learn about the science disciplines, technology, engineering, and mathematics during their K-12 schooling shapes their intellectual developme...

A. Beatty

2011-01-01

67

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

68

Parent Partners: Workshops to Foster School/Home/Family Partnerships. A Guide to Presenting Parent Education Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Noting that the growing concern among parents about the quality of their children's elementary science and mathematics education--reinforced by media reports on various educational controversies--contributes to a lack of understanding between teachers and parents, this book provides three parent education workshops designed to bridge the gap. The…

Barber, Jacqueline

69

Teaching the Nature of Biotechnology Using Service-Learning Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Montgomery, Beronda L.

2004-01-01

70

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

71

Key National Education Indicators: Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beatty, Alexandra; Koenig, Judith A.

2012-01-01

72

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.

73

Conference-EC-US Task Force Joint US-EU Workshop on Metabolomics and Environmental Biotechnology, (Final Report).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 Commissi...

G. J. Zylstra L. Y. Young

2009-01-01

74

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

75

Workshop: Will Today's Innovations in Graduate Education Meet the Challenges of the Future?  

NSF Publications Database

... Newsroom | Speeches | Priority Areas | What's Cool | Publications | Partners | History | About Us ... with NSF's Division of Graduation Education and the workshop's co-organizer, said, "It's expected ...

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

PubMed Central

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 peerreviewed publication. We surveyed workshop developers and examined empirical articles associated with each workshop. The state of workshop education is characterized by presenting the learning objectives, educational formats, instructor factors, and evaluation studies. Workshops are efficacious for transferring knowledge and shifting attitudes; however, their role in improving clinical care and outcomes of suicidal patients has yet to be determined.

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

2012-01-01

77

The assessment and management of suicide risk: state of workshop education.  

PubMed

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. The state of workshop education is characterized by presenting the learning objectives, educational formats, instructor factors, and evaluation studies. Workshops are efficacious for transferring knowledge and shifting attitudes; however, their role in improving clinical care and outcomes of suicidal patients has yet to be determined. PMID:21477093

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

2011-04-07

78

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

79

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

80

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anderson, Edward T.

1974-01-01

81

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

82

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

83

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

US Agency for International Development, 2009

2009-01-01

84

"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

85

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.

86

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

87

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

88

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

89

Elementary Education Program for Engineering by Dual System of Workshop and Teaching Program with Practical Subject  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Elementary education program for engineering by the dual system combined with workshop program and teaching program with practical subject was discussed. The dual system which consists of several workshop programs and fundamental subjects (such as mathematics, English and physics) with practical material has been performed for the freshmen. The elementary workshop program (primary course) has four workshops and the related lectures. Fundamental subjects are taught with the practical or engineering texts. English subjects are taught by specified teachers who have ever worked in engineering field with English. The dual system was supported by such systems as the center for success initiative and the English education center.

Hara, Toshitsugu

90

Excellence in school nursing workshop: Florida's experience in standardizing school nursing orientation and education.  

PubMed

Specialty preparation is needed for safe, effective school nursing practice. The Excellence in School Nursing workshop was envisioned as a means to provide a statewide orientation and education program for school nurses in Florida. As a result of a needs assessment, the Florida Departments of Health and Education formed a curriculum development committee to address the educational needs of school nurses. A 3.5-day workshop was designed for school health nursing supervisors and school nurses employed by county health departments, school districts, and community agencies. The workshop was piloted and, based on evaluations and feedback, was revised and replicated nine times throughout the state. The workshop has proved to be an effective method of providing statewide orientation and education for school nurses. The purpose of this article is to describe the workshop curriculum, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Recommendations for adaptation and replication in other states are included. PMID:11885340

Battin, B; Battaglin, J J; Byrd, S

2001-10-01

91

Workshop on Biotechnology of Steroid Compounds as Contraceptives and Drugs. Held at Jakarta, Indonesia, December 15-17, 1986.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Part I is composed of 2 papers prepared for a workshop on steroids. Development of steroid compounds as a raw material for drugs; Extraction and biotransformation studies of steroids and morphinan alkaloids from Indonesian biological resources. Part II pr...

1987-01-01

92

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

93

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

94

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

95

Access Education Literature with ERIC on CD-ROM: An Introductory Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides instructional materials for a voluntary introductory workshop in the use of the Educational Resources and Information Clearinghouse (ERIC) database on CD-ROM. The workshop instruction is based on Leslie J. Brigg's Theories of Instructional Design with instructional objectives based on Robert Gagne's Learning Taxonomy. Library…

Roberts, Deanna

96

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

97

Mathematics Workshops for Parents: An Example of Non-Formal Adult Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the authors share their experiences facilitating a series of mathematics for parents' workshops (MFP) throughout two and a half years and address the structure, history and development of these workshops. They then analyze how this experiment fits the concept of nonformal adult education and explain how the model of adult…

Menendez, Jose Maria; Civil, Marta

2008-01-01

98

The Effects of a Heart Health Education Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study evaluated the effectiveness of a heart health inservice workshop by examining the health behaviors of students of the teachers attending the workshops. Results indicate that teachers attending the workshop were more motivated to improve their own behavior in order to improve the heart health behavior of their students. (JN)|

Wolfgang, James; Dennison, Darwin

1981-01-01

99

Health and Nutrition Education. Report of a Regional Writing Workshop (Quezon City, Philippines, May 12-21, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book describes a 1983 Unesco workshop held to review health-education teaching prepared by workshop participants. The document, developed primarily for educators in developing countries, includes the teaching materials in nutrition and health education for teachers of grades 1, 5, and 6, and for teacher educators. Chapter 1 of the document…

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

100

Workshop on Marine Algae Biotechnology: Summary Report. Held in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 11-13, 1985.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this workshop was to explore the current and future potential of marine algae as a source of increased income for Indonesians living in coastal areas. As an island nation, Indonesia is blessed with a wealth of marine resources. One resource...

1986-01-01

101

Workshops in the Workplace. A Business Education Partnership. November 1, 1994-January 31, 1998. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the final report and evaluation report of the Workshops in the Workplace, a workplace education program that was a business education partnership. The final report describes the following: the partners--three manufacturing firms and a medical facility; the areas addressed--workplace education as a second language, problem…

Bronx Community Coll., NY.

102

Workshops in the Workplace. A Business Education Partnership. November 1, 1994-January 31, 1998. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document consists of the final report and evaluation report of the Workshops in the Workplace, a workplace education program that was a business education partnership. The final report describes the following: the partners--three manufacturing firms and a medical facility; the areas addressed--workplace education as a second language,…

Bronx Community Coll., NY.

103

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

104

Workshop Report: Distributive Education Project Development Workshop. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, July 30-August 11, 1967).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report of a 2-week workshop contains four papers presented by their authors, eight business presentations, and 1 group and 24 individual projects developed by the workshop participants. The papers pertain to project evaluation, project information, project training and distributive programs. The business presentations relate to new products,…

Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.

105

Teaching the Nature of Biotechnology Using Service-Learning Instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Beronda L. Montgomery

106

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

107

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.

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

109

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…

Marcus, Robert L.; Robertson, Douglass

110

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

111

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

112

Craters, Crackers, and Cosmic Rays: A Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Workshop for Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This summer the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER) group at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the staff of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center hosted a week-long Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Workshop for Educators. The workshop's goals were to communicate the latest discoveries in lunar science and exploration, to give educators the opportunity to interact with research scientists, and to equip them to bring these experiences and knowledge to middle and high school students. Participant surveys reveal that the workshop increased the teachers' confidence in and enthusiasm for lunar science. As one teacher wrote, "The resources available for the classroom far exceeds any workshop I have attended. I can literally bring the Moon to my classroom."

Jordan, A.; Burnett-Kurie, K.

2011-12-01

113

Strengthening and updating supervising staff nurses in educational workshops--an international partnership project.  

PubMed

As part of a collaborative project involving Tanzania and Sweden, workshops were arranged for staff nurses in order to develop a forum for discussing the raised demands for supervision of nursing students during their clinical education. The aim was to meet nurses in educational workshops to initiate a dialogue on their views and experiences of supporting and supervising nursing students in their clinical studies. Their experiences of the workshops were also requested. Two groups of nurses in Tanzania (n=30), and six groups in Sweden (n=60) participated. The content, which was agreed between the project leaders in Tanzania and Sweden was carried out either on a whole day workshops or divided at three different occasions. Questionnaires were given before and about two months after, and workshops were also evaluated with an open-ended question immediately after. The nurses both in Tanzania and in Sweden appreciated the workshops as a possibility to create a dialogue and to discuss challenges in the supervision of students. Their views and experiences of the supervision role showed awareness of staff nurses as role models and teachers. Accomplishment of this partnership co-operation through arranging workshops has shown to be an easy and simple way of giving support to staff nurses for the supervision task. PMID:20045382

Löfmark, Anna; Thorell-Ekstrand, Ingrid

2009-12-31

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cohen, Karen C., Ed.

115

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.

116

Communications Technology and the Crisis in Education. A Report on the Bahia Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A summary of the workshop convened in May 1971 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil by the Council on Higher Education in the American Republics to assess current applications of communications technology for the improvement of educational systems in Latin America is given in this document. Against a background which includes: 1) technological asymmetry in…

Council on Higher Education in the American Republics, New York, NY.

117

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.

118

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

119

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.

120

1970 Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) Evaluation Workshop: An Evaluative Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Major objectives of this Adult Education Research Conference workshop were sixfold: to examine in detail the Stake Countenance Model of Evaluation as a potential conceptual framework for adult education evaluation; practice using it to identify and categorize relevant variables and relationships; design evaluation plans for typical adult…

Grotelueschen, Arden; McQuarrie, Duncan

121

Improving Career Development through Counselor Education Programs. Proceedings of the 1985 Counselor Education Career Development Workshop Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Five workshop presentations on career development--trends and implications are "Work and Society: Implications for Counselor Education" (Herr); "Major Trends in Career Development Theory and Practice: Implications for Counselor Education" (Gysbers); "Career Development: The Home and Family" (Otto); "Career Development in Business and Industry"…

Whitfield, Edwin A., Ed.; And Others

122

Towards New Ventures in Education. Workshop on Nonformal Education (Yared Music School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 18, 1974).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major responsibility of this workshop on nonformal education is to establish some prototypes of community training activities which will coordinate with the agricultural and health components of Ethiopia's Fourth Five Year Plan for rural development and which can later be reproduced in the countryside. Linking education to overall development…

Neqniq, Ato Million

123

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

124

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

125

`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

126

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

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.

128

Continuing education: are conferences and workshops the link for hospital employed nurses?  

PubMed

The purpose of this paper is to describe the results of a questionnaire which indicated that hospital employed Registered Nurses (RNs) in the Southern Ontario areas of Hamilton and Toronto (Canada) demonstrated greater interest in attending conferences and workshops, than in any other continuing educational activities over the previous 3 years. The continuing education activities that were evaluated were: upgrading courses offered by colleges; credit courses provided by universities; in-service education presented at hospitals; reading professional journals; as well as attendance at conferences and workshops. The section of the questionnaire presented in this report explored whether any relationships exist between age, marital status, parental status and RNs participation in conferences and workshops. The questionnaires also explored whether the formal education at the time of the initial registration as an RN, and the number of years employed as an RN influenced RNs participation in the two continuing educational activities (conferences and workshops). Concerns or barriers to continuing education as identified by the RNs were also surveyed. PMID:9055123

Ofosu, C

1997-02-01

129

Intent to Advocate before and after a Health Education Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

130

Adult Education and Scientific Literacy: An Innovation with Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Strachan, Rachel; And Others

1988-01-01

131

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

132

Workshop Ubiquitous Presenter: Activating Engineering Education with Tablet PCs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience which will prepare them to lecture and perform active learning exercises with the Ubiquitous Presenter (UP) system. UP (in use by more than 10 faculty at over 6 institutions), is a web-based system which enables instructors (with a Tablet PC) to incorporate the best of chalk and digital presentations and automatically archives

W. G. Griswold; B. Simon

2006-01-01

133

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-11-01

134

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gass, Michael A.

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Niehoff, Richard O., Ed.

136

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davies, Stephen

2012-01-01

137

Teacher's workshop in death education: The effects of simulation game and bibliotherapy-oriented methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study to assess the differential impact of two death education strategies introduced within a workshop format was conducted with thirty five elementary school teachers. Participants were randomly assigned to either a simulation or a bibliotherapy-oriented strategy group. The participants' ratings yielded no significant differences between strategies. Further analysis revealed a differential impact: the simulation group reported significantly more discussion

Avigdor Klingman

1987-01-01

138

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Meleisea, Ellie, Ed.

2005-01-01

139

Distance Education: An Alternative Service Delivery Model for Chapter 1. Workshop Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This packet of materials for a workshop on distance education for Chapter 1 programs provides a presenter's guide, which includes a script to be read with 18 overhead transparencies; masters for the transparencies; master copies for 12 handouts; and supplemental materials, i.e., copies of four articles and a glossary. Topics covered include…

RMC Research Corp., Denver, CO.

140

Anatomy of Complications workshop: an educational strategy to improve performance in obstetricians and gynaecologists.  

PubMed

Many specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists feel inadequately trained to deal with certain situations such as injury to bowel, bladder, ureter and major vessels, and value further training to prevent and manage these problems. We present the structure, objectives and rationale for a surgical skills workshop, which is an intensive practical learning experience aimed to improve the performance of obstetricians and gynaecologists. The overall objective of the workshop is improvement in the prevention and management of complications in obstetric and gynaecological surgery. Over 100 participants have completed the workshop so far. Pre-workshop preparation includes anatomical illustrations to guide reading and a training video describing surgical skills, ewe anatomy and hysterectomy in the ewe. There are four modules: anatomy includes an interactive lecture, cadaveric dissection and examination of prosections with specific learning tasks. Surgical skills involves the demonstration, practice and learning of techniques needed to deal with unexpected operative injury to bowel, bladder, ureter and major blood vessels. Live animal surgery on a ewe allows further supervised practice of the previously learned skills plus the repair of serious vascular injury. Case presentations allow each participant to present a complicated case in a facilitated group session with discussion and feedback from their peers. This session is controlled, non-threatening and a valuable interactive learning experience. Participant feedback suggests that this workshop format is useful and appears to improve the confidence, competence and performance of the participants. This workshop is presented as a template on which other educational activities can be developed. PMID:14712964

Hammond, Ian; Taylor, John; McMenamin, Paul

2003-04-01

141

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 this particular field. In a quasi?experimental design (experimental?, control groups,

Tanja Klop; Sabine E. Severiens; Marc H. W. van Mil; Geert T. M. Ten Dam

2010-01-01

142

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional biotechnology was a part of human history long before the realization of its mechanics. Historically it has been an integral part of the human social structure, continually changing the shape and visage of our society. The change has been progressive, with a pervasiveness that insures its lasting inclusion in every aspect of our daily existence. The advent of a

John G. Wells

143

Protecting Student Records and Facilitating Education Research: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hilton, Margaret

2008-01-01

144

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

145

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

146

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gehm, Fred O., Ed.

147

Role of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education in Community Health Care: Proceedings of an Invitational Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On March 4-6, 1984, an Invitational Workshop on the Roles of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education in Community Health Care was held in Washington, convened by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. The purpose of the workshop was ...

1984-01-01

148

Shaping Our Destiny: Techniques for Moving Up in Higher Education. Workshop Proceedings (Athens, Georgia, October 20, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Proceedings of a workshop on career advancement for women faculty members and administrators within the University System of Georgia are presented. The workshop was a vehicle for faculty development and an experience in networking. Topics include professional writing in science, the humanities, and education; strategies for academic promotion,…

Copas, Ernestine M., Ed.; And Others

149

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

McCarthy, D.; Follette, K.

2013-04-01

150

Management Development Workshop for Career Education Project Directors. Final Report. Project No. V.T.A.D. 4-0655.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents the results of an inservice staff development conference for project directors of career education in Florida. The workshop was based on the need to improve competencies in the following areas: (1) development of a management systems approach to career education; (2) use of state guidelines for submitting career education

Hunt, Jon H.

151

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.

152

Systems biotechnology.  

PubMed

Systems biology has been changing the way biological and biotechnological research is performed. Now, systems biological approaches can be taken to develop bioprocesses for the production of valuable drugs, commodity and fine chemicals, fuels, and polymers and other materials; this is termed systems biotechnology. Here I present the general strategies for systems biotechnology and several examples of applying systems biotechnological strategies for the development of bioprocesses for the efficient production of chemicals and materials. This also includes a strategy of systems metabolic engineering for the development of microbial strains. It is expected that systems biotechnology will be at the heart of successful industrial biotechnology towards low carbon green growth of the world. PMID:20180277

Lee, Sang Yup

2009-10-01

153

Education in Multi-Ethnic Societies of Central and Eastern Europe. A Skills Exchange Workshop (Bulgaria, November 7-10, 1997). Workshop Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To address problems in public education for majority and minority ethnic groups in Central and Eastern Europe, Minority Rights Group International and the Inter Ethnic Initiative for Human Rights Foundation organized a skills exchange workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria in November 1997. Representatives from Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovkia…

Minority Rights Group, London (England).

154

Marine Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

155

Environmental biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Environmental biotechnology is emerging as a distinct field that combines the disciplines of related molecular life sciences, ecology, and engineering to exploit biological (principally microbial) processes in environmental, waste treatment, and agricultural applications. This book mandates that the fundamental science and engineering of these disciplines be brought together to identify problems, applications, and opportunities for environmental biotechnology. Environmental Biotechnology clearly represents a step in the right direction with a focus on water and waste water treatment and pollution control.

Forster, C.F.; Wase, D.A.J.

1987-01-01

156

Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education: A Workshop Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Chemistry graduate education is under considerable pressure. Pharmaceutical companies, long a major employer of synthetic organic chemists, are drastically paring back their research divisions to reduce costs. Chemical companies are opening new R&D facili...

2012-01-01

157

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kristen Stubbs; Holly Yanco

2009-01-01

158

News Report: The career paths of physics graduates Education: Network day to hold workshops for teaching ideas Experiments: PhysHOME brings innovators together Meeting: Physics Education Networks collaborate at WCPE Workshop: World experts in physics education meet Training: Something for everyone at SPEED 2012 Conference: Sun, cocktails and physics create a buzz at WCPE Students: The physics paralympian 2012 Forthcoming events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Report: The career paths of physics graduates Education: Network day to hold workshops for teaching ideas Experiments: PhysHOME brings innovators together Meeting: Physics Education Networks collaborate at WCPE Workshop: World experts in physics education meet Training: Something for everyone at SPEED 2012 Conference: Sun, cocktails and physics create a buzz at WCPE Students: The physics paralympian 2012 Forthcoming events

2012-09-01

159

Applied Communication: A Workshop Presenters' Handbook for Pennsylvania Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This handbook, which was developed to assist individuals serving as applied communication (AC) trainers to English, business, and vocational education teachers throughout Pennsylvania, contains presentation materials, suggested activities, and selected resources to structure and facilitate inservice training to AC teachers. Part 1 contains…

Mattson, Sandra; And Others

160

Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Academies Press, 2012

2012-01-01

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Lee W.; Muntone, John C.

162

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Lee W.; Muntone, John C.

163

Reprints of the Papers of the Workshop on Expert Systems in Biotechnology on Monday, December 11, 1989, Hanasaari Conference Centre, Helsinki, Finland.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains reprints of papers given at a workshop in Helsinki, Finland. Contents: Real Time Expert System for Production of Fusion Proteins with Genetically Modified Cells; An Approach for Analysis of Cells Metabolism; Fuzzy Control of E. Coli Ba...

A. Halme A. Visala

1989-01-01

164

Teacher Education and Curriculum for Development. Report of a Regional Planning Workshop (Quezon City, Philippines, May 19-31, 1975).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Regional Planning Workshop on Teacher Education and Curriculum for Development had as its aim the preparation of guidelines for: 1) the development of modules for curriculum designers with reference to curriculum for development; 2) the development of modules for selected elements of the core curriculum of teacher education; and 3)…

Philippines Univ., Quezon City. Asian Inst. for Teacher Educators.

165

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

166

Workshop on Education and Training Needs for Philippine Environmental Programs (Manila, Philippines, May 27-31, 1974).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The workshop was designed to bring together Philippine and American scientists, engineers, educators, and administrators for collaborative identification of problems and issues relevant to environmental education and training needs, development of possible alternative solutions to the problems, and consideration of ways to strengthen the host…

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

167

Biotechnology Student Profile  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video, from WGBH, takes a look at a high school student taking after school biotechnology courses at Middlesex Community College. This video explores microbiology programs, the skills students need to learn, and activities to help them hone those skills, such as through shadowing other college students. This site helps illustrate how students can foster their interest in science and biotechnology and pursue a career in this field. Educators will also find a background essay, discussion questions, and standards alignment for the material. Running time for the video is 2:39.

2010-10-04

168

Biotechnology for the Environment, A Report on the Joint United States - European Union Celebration of a Decade of Environmental Biotechnology Exchange Activities for Early Career Scientists, Project ID: 0011751  

Microsoft Academic Search

The joint EU-US Task Force on Environmental Biotechnology held a workshop entitled, 'A Celebration of a Decade of Environmental Biotechnology Exchange Activities' on October 17, 2005 in Brussels, Belgium. This was a fitting venue since Brussels was where the EU-US transatlantic initiative originated. The workshop brought together former trainees who are currently active in the field of environmental biotechnology in

Joseph M. Suflita

2006-01-01

169

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

170

Plant biotechnology.  

PubMed

Cover illustration This Special Issue of Biotechnology Journal is edited by Prof. Eva Stöger and covers the latest breakthroughs in plant biotechnology. The cover image shows genetically modified corn producing an anti-HIV antibody along with DsRed as a visual marker. Image courtesy of Dr. Thomas Rademacher (RWTH and Fraunhofer IME, Aachen, Germany). Border around image: © boulemon - Fotolia.com. PMID:24092676

2013-10-01

171

Crossing over: An undergraduate service learning project that connects to biotechnology education in secondary schools.  

PubMed

The importance of engaging students in science and helping them to become informed citizens has been highlighted by many groups invested in science education. This report describes a project that furthers both academic and civic goals through the integration of a service learning component into an undergraduate course. This nonmajors class covers the biology underlying the use of genetic information in today's society and provides students with the opportunity to discuss related ethical and political issues. The service learning project itself involved the creation of instructional materials dealing with the above topics and issues for use in local secondary school classrooms. Students developed materials in a digital media format to allow for revision in response to peer and community feedback. Outcomes of this pilot project suggest benefits to undergraduates as well as high school educators and students. Interdisciplinary collaborations and local educational partnerships have also been developed and strengthened through this work. PMID:21591184

Hark, Amy T

2008-03-01

172

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

173

Speaking About Adults and the Continuing Educational Process. Proceedings of the Adult Basic Education Workshop (Northern Illinois University, June 13-24, 1966).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The papers composing this document were presented during the Workshop for Teachers on Adult Basic Education, which sought to provide participants with an understanding of the adult learner, insights regarding program planning, and techniques and procedures for effective teaching. They were intended to provide experienced adult educators with a…

Carter, R. Phillip, Ed.; Short, Verl M., Ed.

174

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A 1990 workshop discussed the dissemination and transfer of innovation in science, mathematics, and engineering education. The workshop was comprised of 20 participants, representing all levels of responsibility in higher education and a broad range of disciplines including chemistry, communication, computer science, earth science, engineering,…

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

175

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-08-01

176

Consumer Effects of Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Expectations regarding biotechnology have cycled through booms and busts, but biotechnology appears to be growing rapidly. Biotechnology has moved from university laboratories and small companies focused on biotechnology research to large industrial compa...

J. M. Reilly

1989-01-01

177

The Use of IQ Tests in Special Education Decision Making and Planning. Summary of Two Workshops. Board Bulletin.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report synthesizes the key themes and ideas discussed at two 1-day workshops addressing issues in the use of IQ tests in special education evaluation and placement. The first section considers the background and legal context of the issue. The next section looks at IQ tests in school settings. Key ideas raised include the importance of never…

Morison, Patricia, Ed.; And Others

178

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

179

The Use of IQ Tests in Special Education Decision Making and Planning. Summary of Two Workshops. Board Bulletin.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report synthesizes the key themes and ideas discussed at two 1-day workshops addressing issues in the use of IQ tests in special education evaluation and placement. The first section considers the background and legal context of the issue. The next section looks at IQ tests in school settings. Key ideas raised include the importance of never…

Morison, Patricia, Ed.; And Others

180

Cotton Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2000-01-01

181

Environmental biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Offers an up-to-date overview of the major activities in the field and appraises the principles involved in applying biotechnological techniques to environmental problems. coverage includes pollution of agricultural land, techniques of treating effluents, environmental problems caused by solid waste disposal in landfill sites, and the potential for biogas generation at such sites. It also examines the potential uses and dangers

1987-01-01

182

Biotechnology Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Biotechnology is a diverse and promising industry, but it is not without challenges. The impact on our lives is already being felt, and all indications point to a future of unprecedented changes. Genetically modified (GM) organisms are being used to incre...

D. Flanagan G. Clemen G. Dodson K. D. Campbell P. Denham

2007-01-01

183

Microbial biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

For thousands of years, microorganisms have been used to supply products such as bread, beer and wine. A second phase of traditional microbial biotechnology began during World War I and resulted in the development of the acetone-butanol and glycerol fermentations, followed by processes yielding, for example, citric acid, vitamins and antibiotics. In the early 1970s, traditional industrial microbiology was merged

Arnold L Demain

2000-01-01

184

Issues in Social Education. Monograph in the Faculty of Education Research Seminar and Workshop Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This collection of four articles on issues in social education in Australia begins with "Global and Nationalistic Education in International Perspective" (J. L. Nelson). The article discusses the nationalistic viewpoint of citizenship education, its place in the social sciences, the role of history instruction, and the divergent view of global…

McDonald, Gilbert, Ed.; Fraser, Barry J., Ed.

185

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

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Commonwealth Association for the Education and Training of Adults.

187

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-12-01

188

Developing an educational workshop on teen depression and suicide: a proactive community intervention.  

PubMed

Eight years into the YES emergency services collaboration, a comprehensive Youth Emergency Services model has emerged, one that incorporates a proactive approach to clinical and prevention strategies. In addition to direct service provision, these strategies include: (1) workshop training of school and community professionals so that they can identify young persons at highest risk for suicidal thoughts, threats, and attempts; (2) prevention education for both adolescents and parents about suicide, risk factors, and interventions; (3) a partnership with the local hotline to facilitate community screening and referral to appropriate crisis services for families and youths; (4) collaboration with a large primary care provider network to streamline the after-hours crisis referral process, using the hotline; and (5) the use of a website to inform individuals about services and resources. It is proposed that this is a contemporary model that can meet the present primary and secondary intervention needs for children, adolescents, and their families. PMID:10627989

McArt, E W; Shulman, D A; Gajary, E

189

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.

190

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

191

A Competency-Based Workshop on Designing Learning Systems for the West Virginia Department of Education, Division of Instructional Learning Systems Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report documents the implementation and evaluation of a one-week competency-based workshop on designing learning systems for coordinators and curriculum development specialists of the West Virginia Department of Education, Division of Instructional Learning Systems. The main objectives of the workshop were: (1) the development of an…

Meehan, Merrill L.; And Others

192

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wood, E. J., Ed.

1991-01-01

193

Optical Science and Engineering. New Directions and Opportunities in Research and Education. NSF Workshop (Arlington, VA, May 23-24, 1994).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop on Optical Science and Engineering was organized to examine approaches NSF could use to identify opportunities in optical science, engineering, and education that meet both the mission of NSF and its broader national goals. The workshop participants identified opportunities where optical science and…

National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

195

Crop biotechnology and the African farmer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent reports, workshops and meetings on GM (Genetically Modified) crops tend to characterize GM food production as a solution to Africa’s food crisis. However, GM crops are currently grown commercially in only one country in Africa – South Africa. Biotechnology tools range from tissue culture to molecular breeding and genetic engineering. This paper focuses on GM crop improvement and analyzes

Carl K. Eicher; Karim Maredia; Idah Sithole-Niang

2006-01-01

196

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

197

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-06-01

198

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

199

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

200

Final Biotechnology Consultations  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Identifies the food crop that was modified; Describes the ... Completed Final Biotechnology Consultations on Genetically Engineered Food Crops. -. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

201

Integrating biotechnology into a non-majors biology curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

  A general education biology course entitled ‘Biotechnology Transforms Our World’ has been developed to illustrate biological\\u000a concepts with advances from biotechnology. The contributions of molecular biology to understanding human genetics, evolution,\\u000a plant and animal (including human) biology and ecology are illustrated with specific case studies. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (2000) 24, 308–309.

M C Colavito

2000-01-01

202

Infusing Authentic Inquiry into Biotechnology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Hanegan, Nikki L.; Bigler, Amber

2009-01-01

203

Outcomes of AIDS Education and Training Center HIV/AIDS skill-building workshops on provider practices.  

PubMed

The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC) implemented a Web-based survey method to measure impact on practitioners of HIV/AIDS skill-building workshops offered in seven midwestern states. Surveys were sent to 2,949 participants from 230 workshops 4-6 weeks after each workshop. Of those surveyed, 631 respondents provided usable data (22.4%). Self-reported narrative responses described practice changes attributed to training. Changes were categorized as (a) practitioner attitude/knowledge, (b) practitioner practice behavior, (c) planning system change, and (d) implemented adaptations to the clinical care system. Other outcome measures were attending more programs and consulting with colleagues. Change was reported by 341 (54.0%) individuals, with a total of 411 change events/activities documented. Of the change events, 302 (73%) related to changes in health provider practices and 109 (27%) related to the care systems. Findings from this evaluation project provide evidence that MATEC workshops do impact practitioners' behaviors and care systems consistent with the literature about translating research into practice. PMID:20166787

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

2010-02-01

204

Effectiveness of pre-counseling genetic education workshops at a large urban community health center serving low-income Chinese American women.  

PubMed

Chinese American pregnant women and women of childbearing age face economic, cultural and linguistic barriers in accessing mainstream health care services. The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center developed a culturally and linguistically competent genetic education workshop for high-risk Chinese American prenatal patients. Patients referred for genetic counseling for thalassemia, abnormal triple screen results, and/or advanced maternal age were recruited to participate in the workshop. The workshop provided basic "genetic 101" education, focusing on topics that were directly relevant to the patients' reasons for referral. The effectiveness of the workshop was measured using a quasi-experimental design with pre-post surveys administered to intervention and control group participants. The evaluation also included a genetic counselor assessment and a pilot study of genetic counseling appointment length. Overall, workshop participants showed significant increases in knowledge, positive attitude and self-efficacy regarding genetic services as compared to their control group counterparts. The pilot appointment length study data revealed that the workshop reduced the length of the genetic counseling appointment time by 40%. These positive findings suggest that it would be worthwhile to replicate the genetic education workshop at other health agencies serving Chinese-speaking populations and that further evaluation research should be conducted. PMID:21826577

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

2011-08-09

205

The History Workshop, Teacher Development and Outcomes-Based Education over the Past Seven Years1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Besides its pioneering scholarship on the social histories of the marginalised and oppressed communities in South Africa, the History Workshop (HW) at the University of the Witwatersrand has also made an immense contribution to the teaching of history in secondary school through its teachers’ workshops. Its input in the realm of teacher development has been quite remarkable in the context

Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi

2010-01-01

206

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hazelden Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

207

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.

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

2011-01-01

208

Western Australian school students' understanding of biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dawson, Vaille; Schibeci, Renato

2003-01-01

209

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.

210

Biotechnology in Sweden.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The enormous potential of biotechnology for wide-scale industrial application had been emphasized recently in Sweden by increased support by government and industry for basic and applied research. This report examines biotechnology research at the Royal I...

C. Zomzely-Neurath

1985-01-01

211

Geothermal waste treatment biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Technical feasibility of a biotechnology based on biochemical reactions for detoxification of geothermal brines has been demonstrated. Laboratory-scale studies have shown that the emerging biotechnology is versatile and is applicable to a variety of geoth...

E. T. Premuzic M. S. Lin

1991-01-01

212

Biotechnology Skills Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-09-16

213

Biotechnology in China  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to formulate strategies to continue and expand cooperation with China in biotechnology. Toward this end, the report focuses on three areas: (1) the mechanisms by which China sets priorities and funds biotechnology research; (2) the current status of China`s biotechnology research. Particular emphasis is placed on areas of potential interest to American scientists; and (3) the roles of various types of international cooperation programs in the development of biotechnology in China.

Hunter, D.H.; Kung, S.D.

1989-12-31

214

Biotechnology: Beauty or Beast?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years scientific advances have transformed that group of technologies referred to as biotechnology into a set of increasingly powerful tools for many industries. Biotechnology is identified by many as an important factor determining the future sucess of industries as diverse as healthcare and agriculture. In Ireland biotechnology use and development is a recognised area of strategic priority. The

Kate Ui Ghallachoir

1993-01-01

215

Applications of biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book seeks to identify both the present and future of biotechnology by discussing recent developments as well as extensive reference data and bibliographies for further research. The book is divided into twelve sections: perspectives, the marketplace, problems of biotechnology, defense, food and agriculture, chemicals, energy, environmental protection, leaching of metals, separation\\/concentration\\/purification\\/products recovery, and computers. The chapter on biotechnology and

R. P. Ouellette; P. N. Cheremisinoff

1985-01-01

216

How Japanese students reason about agricultural biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many have claimed that education of the ethical issues raised by biotechnology is essential in universities, but there is\\u000a little knowledge of its effectiveness. The focus of this paper is to investigate how university students assess the information\\u000a given in class to make their own value judgments and decisions relating to issues of agricultural biotechnology, especially\\u000a over genetically modified organisms

Fumi Maekawa; Darryl Macer

2004-01-01

217

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

218

Development of an OECD-compliant Australian Biological Resource Centre(s) Network is essential to provide quality microbial and cell cultures and genetic resources for innovative biotechnology, industry and education. Submission to the Review of the National Innovation System  

Microsoft Academic Search

2. SUMMARY In order to maximise Australia's competitiveness and global collaboration in the life sciences and biotechnology, and to provide world class higher education in the biological sciences, there is an urgent need to develop a network of OECD-compliant Biological Resource Centres by establishment of purpose built facilities and\\/or up-grading of suitable microbial culture collections to provide access to a

Lindsay Sly

219

The Dacum Workshop. Dacum 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mitchell, Barbara J.

220

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

221

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Murr, Christopher D.

2010-01-01

222

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The need to support bioinformatics training has been widely recognized by scientists, industry, and government institutions. However, the discussion of instructional methods for teaching bioinformatics is only beginning. Here we report on a systematic attempt to design two bioinformatics workshops for graduate biology students on the basis of…

Shachak, Aviv; Ophir, Ron; Rubin, Eitan

2005-01-01

224

Mountain States Regional Workshop on Research in Vocational and Technical Education. (June 13-24, 1966). Report on Research Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the workshop was to involve 30 vocational and technical teachers, supervisors, and administrators from eight states in activities to stimulate and enhance research activities. Presentations and handouts included: (1) "Vocational Education in the Decade Ahead--With Research Implications" by Ray E. Jongeward, (2) "Guidelines for the…

Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.

226

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

227

CTW Research Bibliography. Research Papers Relating to the Children's Television Workshop and Its Experimental Educational Series: "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company"--1968-76.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This selected annotated bibliography of research-related papers and reports covers major research activities in connection with the development of "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company", the two experimental educational series produced by the Children's Television Workshop. These writings date back to the origins of CTW in 1968 and have been…

Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.

228

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

229

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

230

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.

231

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Breslin, Richard D., Ed.

232

Proceedings--Streams Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This proceedings is the result of a Streams Workshop sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Research/Resource Management Cooperative (SARRMC). The purpose of SARRMC is to provide coordinated research, extension and educational support of programs to achiev...

J. G. Eller C. Amundsen C. Eason D. D. Tarbet J. D. Gregory

1979-01-01

233

The Astronomy Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Astronomy Workshop (http:\\/\\/janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, 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, classes for undergraduate majors, and High Schools. Here we briefly describe a few of the

D. P. Hamilton

2005-01-01

234

The Astronomy Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Astronomy Workshop (http:\\/\\/janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, 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, classes for undergraduate majors, and High Schools. Here we briefly describe a few of the

D. P. Hamilton; M. L. Malayeri; K. M. A. Pahlevan; W. C. Jacobson

2004-01-01

235

Environmentally compatible applications of biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Using living organisms to minimize harmful human impact on the environment is relatively recent thrust of biotechnology. Biotechnology developments are being employed as green technologies in a variety of applications that fall into the category of environmental biotechnology. The following aspects of biotechnology are discussed in this article: biosensors; bioremediation; bioleaching; natural plastics; clean fuels; pesticides; regulation of biotechnology products and processes. 58 refs.

Frederick, R.J.; Egan, M.

1994-09-01

236

Laboratory of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, 1976-1995: A Report on 20 Years of Research and Education in Bioprocess Engineering.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Partial Contents: Introduction (Biotechnology - 'green' technology for the production of useful compounds, International activities - building a better world together); Personnel 1995 (Full time teaching and research staff); Teaching Activities; Current R...

S. Linko

1995-01-01

237

Design Workshop for Use of WebCT in Education of Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a growing understanding of the advantages and capabilities that Internet offers in distance education. For that purpose, during last several years there has been an intense development of educational products - courseware tools - which are attempting to use educational potentials of Internet. Such products require a qualified teacher who would create, organize, design and guide a quality

Janko Zufic; Damir Kalpic

2007-01-01

238

Planting the Seeds: The Nature and Function of Pre-Show Workshops in Theatre-in-Education Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Suggests that a special quality of reinforced learning can take place by use of the preshow workshop, which plants the seeds of thought and actions. Illustrates the method by discussing two practical but utterly different models for preshow workshops. (RS)|

FitzGibbon, Emelie

1993-01-01

239

Planting the Seeds: The Nature and Function of Pre-Show Workshops in Theatre-in-Education Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that a special quality of reinforced learning can take place by use of the preshow workshop, which plants the seeds of thought and actions. Illustrates the method by discussing two practical but utterly different models for preshow workshops. (RS)

FitzGibbon, Emelie

1993-01-01

240

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.

241

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.

242

The KIND Workshop Leader's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sirch, Willow Ann

243

Rural Technical Assistance Center Workshop Summaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This reference guide contains summaries of workshops developed by the Rural Technical Assistance Centers (R-TACs) at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory to provide assistance to Chapter 1 personnel. The booklet describes currently available standard workshops from which rural educators may select. Most workshops can range from an…

Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

244

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

245

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

246

Biotechnology and Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kenney, Martin

247

Industry Studies 2004: Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States is the world leader in all aspects of the biotechnology industry and biotechnology is quickly becoming a major industrial player in the United States and globally. The biotech arena touches multiple facets of a number of industries: medi...

J. E. Goldberg H. Dorsey P. Bartone B. Ortman P. Ashcraft

2004-01-01

248

Geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technical feasibility of a biotechnology based on biochemical reactions for detoxification of geothermal brines has been demonstrated. Laboratory-scale studies have shown that the emerging biotechnology is versatile and is applicable to a variety of geothermal sludges and materials with similar geochemical properties. Materials suitable for treatment are those which may contain few or many metals in concentrations exceeding those allowed

E. T. Premuzic; M. S. Lin

1991-01-01

249

Biotechnology and Crop Improvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Plant biotechnology, a major component of agricultural biotechnology, deals with various aspects of plant tissue culture, genetic transformation, and molecular biology techniques. Tissue culture methods offer a rich scope for creation, conservation, and utilization of genetic variability for the improvement of field, fruit, vegetable, and forest crops, and medicinal\\/aromatic plants. Micropropagation technology ensures true to type, rapid and mass multiplication

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

2010-01-01

250

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

251

Biotechnology Information Sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology has experienced rapid growth in the past three years. A host of new books, journals, databases, dictionaries and directories have been published to satisfy the information needs of scientific, regulatory, legal and marketing personnel. The biotechnology literature is discussed in this paper under its general, business, scientific, regulatory and patent aspects. Major sources are highlighted in the text, with

Julie M. Neway

1988-01-01

252

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Bigler, Amber M.; Hanegan, Nikki L.

2011-01-01

253

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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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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Literacy in the World and Its Major Regions. Ensuring Universal Rights to Literacy and Basic Education. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet, which was produced as a follow-up to the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education, examines literacy in the world and its major regions. After a brief overview of the workshop from which the booklet emerged, the need to reconceptualize literacy as a tool for learning throughout life is emphasized. Discussed next are the…

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

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wasser, Henry

259

Changing Patterns in Educational Facilities. An REFP Workshop Conducted at the CEFPI 1998 Vancouver Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Planners are increasingly focusing on the future of society, education, and the impact these social forces may have on school facilities and learning environments. This report examines patterns in societal trends, educational approaches, and facility design. Both historical trends and cutting edge approaches were explored. Participants worked in…

Lackney, Jeffery A.; Fielding, Randall; Magney, Tammy; Menzel, Richard

260

Workshop Planning Manual for Teacher Inservice Education in Personal and Family Financial Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The inservice training of secondary teachers in the consumer economics areas of personal and family financial planning has been identified as a prime need. Responsibility for providing inservice programs in both content and methods of teaching consumer education rests, in part, on colleges of education. This manual was developed to be a guide for…

Lloyd, Janice Holm; Gunther, Marilyn

261

Teacher Education at a Distance: Meeting the Needs of the Disadvantaged. Final Report of the Regional Workshop in Distance Education in Teacher Education Organized by Unesco PROAP in Collaboration with Balitbang Dikbud and the Universitas Terbuka (Jakarta, Indonesia, November 1-9, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This regional workshop on teacher education at a distance met to review existing distance education modalities and identify common problems and issues; cooperatively develop innovative strategies and guidelines for meeting the needs of girls, disadvantaged groups, and those in remote areas; review existing networks in distance education for…

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

262

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.

263

Western Australian school students' understanding of biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Vaille Dawson; Renato Schibeci

2003-01-01

264

Australian Undergraduate Biotechnology Student Attitudes towards the Teaching of Ethics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 ethics education, are rarely made clear. This research reports the findings of a questionnaire administered to 375 undergraduate biotechnology students from 19 Australian universities to determine their attitudes towards the teaching of ethics. The results suggest that undergraduate biotechnology students generally regard ethics education to be important and that ethics should be included in undergraduate biotechnology curricula. Students tended, however, to emphasize the professional and industrial side of ethics and not to recognize the personal effects of morals and behaviour. We provide suggestions for rethinking how ethics should be taught.

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

2006-08-01

265

Biotechnology Training Courses at the National Institutes of Health  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-07-24

266

Modern Biotechnology in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Wang, Qing-Zhao; Zhao, Xue-Ming

267

Bioethics and biotechnology  

PubMed Central

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

2007-01-01

268

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

269

The Astronomy Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Astronomy Workshop (http:\\/\\/janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy

D. P. Hamilton; M. L. Asbury

1999-01-01

270

Private Universe Project in Science: Workshop 8. Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can teachers identify and implement realistic strategies for science education? This section features students discussing their ideas about friction. This teleconference focuses on constructivism in the science classroom and includes discussion, commentary, and classroom video clips.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

271

Private Universe Project in Science: Workshop 8. Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can teachers identify and implement realistic strategies for science education? A student discusses his ideas about vision. This teleconference focuses on constructivism in the science classroom and includes discussion, commentary, and classroom video clips.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

272

Private Universe Project in Science: Workshop 8. Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can teachers identify and implement realistic strategies for science education? This clip features students discussing their ideas about electric circuits. This teleconference focuses on constructivism in the science classroom and includes discussion, commentary, and classroom video clips.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

273

Private Universe Project in Science: Workshop 8. Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can teachers identify and implement realistic strategies for science education? A student discusses her ideas about vision, light, and darkness. This teleconference focuses on constructivism in the science classroom and includes discussion, commentary, and classroom video clips.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

274

Biotechnology: Training & Careers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 1:16 video excerpted from Pathways to Technology, youâÂÂll learn about biotechnology: the science of using living organisms to create new products, from drugs to fuels. Genetic engineering is a booming field in biotechnology, as scientists learn how to engineer living organisms to produce useful proteins. The need for people with biotechnology skills is always growing, and there is a wide range of possible careers available within the field. 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

275

Corporate intelligence in biotechnology.  

PubMed

'Know thy neighbor' is a critical component of today's biotechnology practice. The industry is extremely rich in science and business information, and the pace of change is dramatic. Successful participation in biotechnology will always depend on good technology, management and money. In addition, an ingredient that needs more attention is competitive information- gathering and analysis. Competitive intelligence can be defined as actionable information that requires the ability to filter and synthesize relevant knowledge for the benefit of the company. Why is this necessary? How can it be done well? What examples are there? These are good questions that are inevitably faced by all biotechnology practitioners, and some answers are provided herein. PMID:10322287

Persidis

1999-05-01

276

[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

277

Office of Biotechnology Products  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... Fc-Fusion Proteins. ... receptor interaction and signaling. Manufacturing Issues; scale ... Protein structure/function; Biotechnology manufacturing science; ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

278

Biotechnology and Composite Materials.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Biotechnology, in general terms, is the science and engineering of using living organisms for making useful products such as pharmaceuticals, foods, fuels, chemicals, materials or in waste treatment processes and clinical and chemical analyses. It encompa...

B. C. Woolsey R. Narayan R.C. Schiavone

1993-01-01

279

Traditional Chinese Biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

280

Biotechnology for the Environment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The EU-US Task Force on Environmental Biotechnology obtained support for short-term transatlantic exchanges of early career scientists designed to foster collaborative interactions and to enhance the professional development of the exchange fellows throug...

J. M. Suflita J. D. Wall

2005-01-01

281

Showcase for Biotechnology 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Showcase for Biotechnology 2005 conference brought together scientists and medical professionals from across the country and Europe to present and discuss their research and clinical findings in all phases of biomolecular research including DNA sequen...

M. Liebman

2006-01-01

282

Biotechnology Industry, 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States leads the world in biotechnology, centered on genetic engineering at the cellular or molecular level, a process which applies across a range of products in diverse industries, just as computer engineering does. The biotech industry is be...

2006-01-01

283

Biotechnology in Aquaculture.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Table of Contents: Introduction; Biotechnology Methodologies and Applications (Control of Broodstock Maturation, Induced Spawning, Chromosome Set Manipulation, Sex Control, Incubation and Larval Rearing, Development and Metamorphosis, Nutrition, Growth Ac...

E. M. Donaldson

1994-01-01

284

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

285

Healthcare biotechnology in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  Biotechnology in India has made great progress in the development of infrastructure, manpower, research and development and\\u000a manufacturing of biological reagents, biodiagnostics, biotherapeutics, therapeutic and, prophylactic vaccines and biodevices.\\u000a Many of these indigenous biological reagents, biodiagnostics, therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines and biodevices have been\\u000a commercialized. Commercially when biotechnology revenue has reached $25 billions in the U.S. alone in 2000 excluding

L. M. Srivastava

2005-01-01

286

Books on biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1984-11-12

287

Traditional Chinese Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The earliest industrial biotechnology originated in ancient China and developed into a vibrant industry in traditional Chinese\\u000a liquor, rice wine, soy sauce, and vinegar. It is now a significant component of the Chinese economy valued annually at about\\u000a 150 billion RMB. Although the production methods had existed and remained basically unchanged for centuries, modern developments\\u000a in biotechnology and related fields

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

2010-01-01

288

(Photosynthesis and biotechnology)  

SciTech Connect

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

Greenbaum, E.

1987-12-02

289

Plant breeding and biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1986-01-01

290

Private Universe Project in Science: Workshop 8. Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can teachers identify and implement realistic strategies for science education? This section features students discussing their ideas about the need for a "control" in an experiment. This teleconference focuses on constructivism in the science classroom and includes discussion, commentary, and classroom video clips.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

291

Private Universe Project in Science: Workshop 8. Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can teachers identify and implement realistic strategies for science education? A student discusses his ideas about photosynthesis and how gases don't have weight. This teleconference focuses on constructivism in the science classroom and includes discussion, commentary, and classroom video clips.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

292

Private Universe Project in Science: Workshop 8. Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can teachers identify and implement realistic strategies for science education? This clip features students discussing their ideas about the need for a "control" in an experiment. This teleconference focuses on constructivism in the science classroom and includes discussion, commentary, and classroom video clips.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

293

Private Universe Project in Science: Workshop 8. Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can teachers identify and implement realistic strategies for science education? The commentator and phone-in viewers discuss Karen's ideas about light and darkness. This teleconference focuses on constructivism in the science classroom and includes discussion, commentary, and classroom video clips.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

294

Private Universe Project in Science: Workshop 8. Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can teachers identify and implement realistic strategies for science education? Harvard graduates are asked where the mass of a log comes from, considering that it began as a small seed. This teleconference focuses on constructivism in the science classroom and includes discussion, commentary, and classroom video clips.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wenig, Robert E., Ed.

296

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rantala, Leena

2009-01-01

297

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

298

In search of third spaces in media education: an ethnographic study from fifth graders’ media workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media educators and researchers call for learner?centred, bottom?up pedagogical approaches, which take into account learners’ own cultures, knowledge and experiences. Nevertheless, there seem to be gaps between traditional, authoritarian school culture and the interactive, creative media culture that is a significant part of youngsters’ lives today. How then to bridge gaps between these two cultures? This article suggests that the

Leena Rantala

2009-01-01

299

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hilton, Margaret

2010-01-01

300

Increasing Parent Participation in the Education of Their Children in Grades K through Nine through Workshops and Home Visits.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This practicum involved parents in academic workshops and home visits to help parents learn how to assist their children with school work and assignments. Workshops were set up to teach parents how to: (1) communicate with teachers; (2) help their children with reading and mathematics homework and skills; (3) set up study programs for their…

DeFreitas, Louis A.

301

Adult Learners in Post-Secondary Study Programmes--Risk-Students Or Resource-Students? A Report from the Ronneberga Workshop, (Stockholm, Sweden, April 25-26, 1979). R&D for Higher Education, 1979:8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Critical problems and functions of the Swedish system of higher education in dealing with adult learners are summarized in this workshop publication. Various institutional responses to the growing body of nontraditional students are discussed and it is suggested that the overwhelming reaction of Swedish higher education has been to incorporate…

National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.

302

Sharing Climate and Global Change Science with Middle and High School Educators: Approaches and Lessons Learned from the NCAR Climate and Global Change and Modeling in the Geosciences Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, is a leading institution in the area of global and climate change research worldwide. As a component of its mission of research, education, and service, NCAR supports numerous programs designed to bring this science to different audiences in order to promote better understanding of climate and global change research as well as its relevance in learning contexts. Key parts of its education and outreach program in this area are the professional development activities for teachers: the NCAR Climate and Global Change Workshop and the NCAR Modeling in the Geosciences Workshop. Each of these workshops brings 20 educator-leaders at the middle and high school levels from around the country for an intensive 2-week workshop bringing standards-relevant science content, easy-to-implement and inquiry-based classroom activities, training on computer-based modeling resources such as ArcView and STELLA, and a broad overview of Climate and Global Change related topics and the geosciences in general from leading scientists. This presentation will share approaches in developing, implementing, and evaluating these workshops and discuss lessons learned. We will also share information gleaned from evaluations on the impact of these professional development opportunities on the teachers' classroom instruction following their workshop experience.

Johnson, R. M.; Henderson, S.; Snow, J.; Bergman, J.; Ward, D.; Mastie, D.; Fitzpatrick, C.; Peterson, S.

2004-12-01

303

Biotechnology in a Global Economy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Examines the impact of biotechnology in several industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agriculture, and hazardous waste clean-up; the efforts of 16 Nations to develop commercial uses of biotechnology; and the actions, both direct and indirect, ...

1991-01-01

304

Biotechnology of Algae: A Bibliography.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The use of algae in biotechnology research and in the biotechnology industry is significant. Algae play critical roles as bioreactors for the production of food, chemicals, and fuels. They are becoming extremely important in the development of solar energ...

V. Stone R. D. Warmbrodt A. T. Young

1993-01-01

305

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

306

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

307

Essential of biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Biotechnologies are made possible by the rapid development and utilization f a variety of techniques, methods, instruments and equipment. High speed centrifugation, high pressure chromatography, electrophoresis are the tricks of the trade. Monoclonal antibodies, DNA probes, plasmids, vectors are the tools. Protoplast fusion, Ti plasmids, DNA sequencing techniques, gene synthesizing machines, cell culture, fermentation are all part of this arsenal. The properties of water, with respect to developing biotechnologies is highlighted in this book, along with discussions on the medical and chemical aspects and applications of the technology.

Ouellette, R.P.; Cheremisinoff, P.N.

1985-01-01

308

Biotechnological developments in Turkey  

SciTech Connect

Turkey is a country not usually associated with industrial biotechnology. However, when current research potential in universities and other R and D centers and particularly contributions made to the international literature since the mid-1980s are taken into account, high-quality international-level work is now commonplace, especially in areas such as industrial microbiology, enzyme technology, biomaterials and biological wastewater treatment. Work in plant biotechnology is at a relatively early stage, but is expected to become a rapidly developing force in the near future. The present article documents current potential in Turkey, based on significant publications produced during the last 8 years. 268 refs.

Oezcengiz, G. [Middle East Technical Univ., Ankara (Turkey). Dept. of Biological Sciences

1996-05-01

309

Biotechnology: Upstream Processing Associate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 2:31 video excerpted from Pathways to Technology, youâÂÂll 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.

2012-05-23

310

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

311

Biotechnology in a global economy  

SciTech Connect

This study examines the impact of biotechnology in several industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agriculture, and hazardous waste clean-up; the efforts of 16 Nations to develop commercial uses of biotechnology; and the actions, both direct and indirect, taken by various governments that influence innovation in biotechnology.

Not Available

1991-10-01

312

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…

Reames, Spencer E., Comp.

313

Mentoring. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

314

Mentoring. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

315

Child Development: Workshop I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Workshops on child development explored the cognitive development of children, mass media and its effects on children, parenting, the emotional and personality development of children, and educating the exceptional child, including the gifted. The discussion of cognitive development focused on the need to collect information about cognitive…

Ismail, Maznah; And Others

316

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-12-01

317

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

318

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

319

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

320

Geothermal Waste Treatment Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have led to the development of a technically and economically feasible, as well as environmentally acceptable, biochemical process for detoxification of geothermal residues. For this process, selected microorganisms that live in extreme environments have served as models for the new biotechnology. Assuming a 2,500-kg \\/ h sludge production rate, the new technology is

EUGENE T. PREMUZIC; MOW S. LIN; JING-ZHEN JIN; KARLENE HAMILTON

1997-01-01

321

Biotechnological production of vanillin  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

H. Priefert; J. Rabenhorst; A. Steinbüchel

2001-01-01

322

Opportunities for innovation: Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Busche

1993-01-01

323

BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE HYDROMETALLURGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

High rate bacterial catalyzed processes can serve to improve hydrometallurgical operations. These solutions are not only economical but also environmental sustainable. With references around the globe, the value of this new approach is recognized by industry worldwide. For instance, metals can safely and economically be separated from process and waste streams using biotechnologically produced sulfide, recovering a valuable metal sulfide

Johannes Boonstra; Cees J. N. Buisman

324

Biotechnology in Transfusion Medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This paper summarizes in an overview the new possibilities based on biotechnology like monoclonal antibodies and genetic engineering. Examples are given where these new techniques are already used in transfusion work. In addition some perspectives for the future in relation to these techniques are given.

H.-H. Sonneborn

1992-01-01

325

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, ...

326

An emerging discipline [biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology for Biomedical Engineers is a subject that is near and dear to the author's heart. The author started research and teaching in biomedical engineering as early as 1962, thus feels one of the pioneers in this field. Also, the author became very interested, not too long after becoming involved with biomedical engineering, in bioprocess engineering. This presentation focuses more

D. F. Bruley

1995-01-01

327

OVERVIEW OF CROP BIOTECHNOLOGY  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

328

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

329

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.

330

Biotechnology Research at Intel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Intel biotechnology research program is sponsored by Intel Research of Intel Corporation, aimed at developing novel detection technologies for ultra-sensitive analysis of biomolecules. Towards this goal, we have developed techniques that can be used to isolate and manipulate individual DNA molecules, as well as to place molecules in desired positions in a microfluidic system for effective detection. We have also developed a Raman spectroscopy system together with novel colloidal chemistries that allow single molecule detection of nucleotides and protein bioanalytes. We view this internal research effort as a long-term opportunity. We hope our gained expertise in the biotechnology area will allow us to develop tools that can be used to diagnose diseases and select the best treatments at early disease stages.

Su, Xing

2005-03-01

331

Geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Technical feasibility of a biotechnology based on biochemical reactions for detoxification of geothermal brines has been demonstrated. Laboratory-scale studies have shown that the emerging biotechnology is versatile and is applicable to a variety of geothermal sludges and materials with similar geochemical properties. Materials suitable for treatment are those which may contain few or many metals in concentrations exceeding those allowed by regulatory agencies. Comparison of several possible types of bioreactors and processes have led to the conclusion that a number of variables have to be considered in the design and development of a biochemical plant for the detoxification of geothermal type sludges. These include reactor size, effects of agitation, mixed cultures, state of the biomass, pH and dissolved oxygen, concentration of residual sludge, residence time, and temperature. Under optimum conditions, high rates of metal removal can be achieved. Some recent studies, dealing with the process variables and their optimization, will be discussed. 6 refs., 3 figs.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.S.

1991-05-01

332

Environmental Biotechnology in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Environmental biotechnology has emerged as an important measure to tackle the environmental pollution as China experiences great economic success. Over the past decade, much emphasis has been paid to the following fields in environmental biotechnology: microbial degradation of toxic and organic chemicals, bio-treatment of wastewater, waste recycling. The Chinese researchers have done a lot of work to understand the natural degradation processes for organic and toxic compounds and finally to clean these compounds from polluted environments. For the treatment of wastewater, many new processes were proposed and optimized to meet the more strict effluent standards in China. Finally, more and more attention has been paid to the reuse of discharged wastes. In this chapter we review the development in the above fields.

Liu, Shuang Jiang; Liu, Lei; Chaudhry, Muhammad Tausif; Wang, Lei; Chen, Ying Guang; Zhou, Qi; Liu, He; Chen, Jian

333

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

334

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

335

educational affairs.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the second consecutive summer, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) conducted four teacher and faculty enhancement workshops in the atmospheric sciences. Project ATMOSPHERE, the K-12 educational initiative of the AMS, conducted two workshops for teachers in the Atmospheric Education Resource Agent program and another workshop for master precollege teachers from across the nation. The AMS, with support from the National Science foundation, held a fourth workshop for undergraduate faculty members from two- and four-year colleges who teach weather-related topics. These 1995 workshops provided educators at all levels with learning experiences on a variety of atmospheric topics and an introduction to operational and research activities of the meteorological community.

Ginger, Kathryn M.; Geer, Ira W.; Moran, Joseph M.; Weinbeck, Robert S.; Snow, John T.; Smith, David R.

1996-04-01

336

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lyon, Robert

337

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 significant difference in the effects of SEW on the interns' self-appraisals

Jane L. Newman; Madeleine Gregg; John Dantzler

2009-01-01

338

The Role of Sheltered Workshops in the Vocational Education of Students in the Special Services School District of Bergen County.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document reports the rationale, goals, objectives, and activities of a Bergen County (New Jersey) program to appraise students in the sheltered workshop relative to prevocational and vocational strengths and needs and to prepare students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for functioning semi-independently in sheltered…

Bergen County Special Services School District, Paramus, NJ.

339

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1999-12-01

340

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1999-09-01

341

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2000-05-01

342

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed, and maintained at the University of Maryland, for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested and used successfully at many different levels, including High School and Junior High School science classes, University introductory astronomy courses, and University intermediate and advanced astronomy courses. Some topics currently covered in the Astronomy Workshop are: Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbits of the nine planets and 91 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of the explosion, crater size, magnitude of the planetquake generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Planetary and Satellite Data Calculators: These tools allow the user to easily calculate physical data for all of the planets or satellites simultaneously, making comparison very easy. Orbital Simulations: These tools allow the student to investigate different aspects of the three-body problem of celestial mechanics. Astronomy Workshop Bulletin Board: Get innovative teaching ideas and read about in-class experiences with the Astronomy Workshop. Share your ideas with other educators by posting on the Bulletin Board. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by the National Science Foundation.

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

2001-12-01

343

Consumer effects of biotechnology. Agriculture information bulletin  

Microsoft Academic Search

Expectations regarding biotechnology have cycled through booms and busts, but biotechnology appears to be growing rapidly. Biotechnology has moved from university laboratories and small companies focused on biotechnology research to large industrial companies, which are prepared to use the products and processes of biotechnology to improve their production processes and to expand product lines.

1989-01-01

344

Czech Republic: Biotechnology. Biotech Conference in Prague, 2007. GAIN Report Number EZ7008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Prague was the site for several biotechnology events over the past two months: A biotech conference organized by FAS/Vienna/Prague and the State Department; a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) GMO workshop for Eastern Europe; a Unite...

P. Hrdlickova

2007-01-01

345

Biotechnology: An industry in transition  

SciTech Connect

The biotechnology industry is evolving rapidly. The authors project that U.S. biotechnology industry sales will move from about $400 million in 1987 to more than $25 billion by the year 2000. Over the past decade research has focused on three primary areas: pharmaceutical and health-care products, agricultural products, and chemicals. Numerous biotechnology-based products in each area have already been commercialized. This article reviews industry progress and key technological challenges, profiles six leading biotechnology companies, and gives a prognosis of the industry's future prospects.

Shamel, R.E.; Chow, J.J.

1987-10-01

346

Industrial biotechnology: tools and applications.  

PubMed

Industrial biotechnology involves the use of enzymes and microorganisms to produce value-added chemicals from renewable sources. Because of its association with reduced energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste generation, industrial biotechnology is a rapidly growing field. Here we highlight a variety of important tools for industrial biotechnology, including protein engineering, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, and downstream processing. In addition, we show how these tools have been successfully applied in several case studies, including the production of 1, 3-propanediol, lactic acid, and biofuels. It is expected that industrial biotechnology will be increasingly adopted by chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and agricultural industries. PMID:19844915

Tang, Weng Lin; Zhao, Huimin

2009-12-01

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

348

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wendling, Robert C., Ed.

349

Leadership and Change in Vocational-Technical Education: Administrators' Workshop for Building Research and Evaluation into Local Practice (Edison, N.J., May 5-6, 19-20, 1970). Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of a 5-year state-coordinated plan for building research and evaluation into the local vocational programs, a state-wide administrators' workshop was held to consider conditions and practices in educational operations which inhibit the use of research findings, and to develop guidelines for minimizing the effect of deterrents to local…

Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.

350

Leadership and Change in Vocational-Technical Education: Administrators' Workshop for Building Research and Evaluation into Local Practice (Edison, N.J., May 5-6, 19-20, 1970). Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a 5-year state-coordinated plan for building research and evaluation into the local vocational programs, a state-wide administrators' workshop was held to consider conditions and practices in educational operations which inhibit the use of research findings, and to develop guidelines for minimizing the effect of deterrents to local…

Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.

351

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

352

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shyam Diwakar; Krishnashree Achuthan; Prema Nedungadi

2010-01-01

353

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Darcin, Emine Selcen; Turkmen, Lutfullah

2006-01-01

354

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1993-12-31

355

Molecular biology and biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1985-01-01

356

Plant biotechnology in China.  

PubMed

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 are small farmers in any other developing country. A survey of agricultural producers in China demonstrates that Bacillus thuringiensis cotton adoption increases production efficiency and improves farmer health. PMID:11809972

Huang, Jikun; Rozelle, Scott; Pray, Carl; Wang, Qinfang

2002-01-25

357

Lyophilization of biotechnology products.  

PubMed

In this review the lyophilization of biotechnology products is discussed. It is emphasized that the final quality of a protein product is determined by an interplay between the proper choice of excipients and the freeze-drying process. A crystalline matrix after freeze-drying is detrimental for the protein product. A glassy amorphous state is a prerequisite for stability, however a glassy state as such will not assure sufficient stability. The glass temperature which defines the state of the freeze-dried cake can be influenced by the moisture content and the choice of excipients. PMID:7850454

Skrabanja, A T; de Meere, A L; de Ruiter, R A; van den Oetelaar, P J

358

Enhancing regular physical activity and relapse prevention through a 1-day therapeutic patient education workshop: A pilot study  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectivePhysical activity (PA) is important for managing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. Yet over half of patients who adopt PA programs do not maintain them at 6 months. To encourage regular PA among our patients, we developed a 1-day outpatient motivational workshop based on well-known theoretical frameworks. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness

Francesca Amati; Vincent Barthassat; Guy Miganne; Isabelle Hausman; Dominique G. Monnin; Michael C. Costanza; Alain Golay

2007-01-01

359

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.

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shields, James J.

361

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

362

A Sourcebook of Biotechnology Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book contains 22 lessons using hands-on activities designed to present some aspect of biotechnology in a usable form that teachers can adapt for their classrooms. The introductory section serves as a resource that introduces the teacher and student to the history of biotechnology. The activities are divided into five units that group lessons…

Rasmussen, Alison M., Ed.; Matheson, Robert H., III, Ed.

363

Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations provides this Website about the role and impact of biotechnology in food and agriculture in developing countries. Features of the site include FAO's Statement on Biotechnology (including a discussion of genetically modified organisms), an overview of FAO's activities (such as providing advice and assistance to member countries, disseminating information, and monitoring new developments concerning biotechnology in food and agriculture), as well as an introduction to biotechnology in the agro-industry, crop, fisheries, forestry, and livestock sectors with links to FAO publications (most may be read online). Other highlights of the site include meeting news, a glossary of terms and acronyms currently used in the field of biotechnology, a member list for the FAO Inter-Departmental Working Group on Biotechnology, and links. The FAO Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture (reviewed in the May 26, 2000 Scout Report) is a series of moderated email conferences concerning agricultural biotechnology and developing countries. The Website is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish.

2007-11-02

364

Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations provides this Website about the role and impact of biotechnology in food and agriculture in developing countries. Features of the site include FAO's Statement on Biotechnology (including a discussion of genetically modified organisms), an overview of FAO's activities (such as providing advice and assistance to member countries, disseminating information, and monitoring new developments concerning biotechnology in food and agriculture), as well as an introduction to biotechnology in the agro-industry, crop, fisheries, forestry, and livestock sectors with links to FAO publications (most may be read online). Other highlights of the site include meeting news, a glossary of terms and acronyms currently used in the field of biotechnology, a member list for the FAO Inter-Departmental Working Group on Biotechnology, and links. The FAO Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture (reviewed in the May 26, 2000 Scout Report) is a series of moderated email conferences concerning agricultural biotechnology and developing countries. The Website is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish.

365

Preface: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

This book was assembled with the intent of bringing together current advances and in-depth reviews of biocatalysis and agricultural biotechnology with emphasis on bio-based products and agricultural biotechnology. Recent energy and food crises point out the importance of bio-based products from ren...

366

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

367

Workshop Recommendations  

Cancer.gov

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

368

Biotechnology touches the forest  

SciTech Connect

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

Powledge, J.M.

1984-09-01

369

Geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1997-01-01

370

Biotechnology and its public.  

PubMed

The author provides a perspective on three key areas of biotechnology: the public debate over hazards, the commercialization of the technology, and ethical issues that are arising in terms of application of genetic therapy to humans. He reviews the history of the recombinant DNA research debate beginning at Asilomar in 1975, when the molecular biologists called for a temporary moratorium on certain experiments, so the NIH might develop guidelines to govern this research. The author then characterizes the lobbying activities of the biologists against proposed regulation at the federal, state and local level. Despite the lobbying, he concludes that Congress did not enact legislation because of the exemplary behavior of the biologists, beginning with their meeting at Asilomar. The author next describes the impact commercialization of this technology will have on academic biologists who traditionally have not been involved in that process (as have chemists and physicists). He also comments on the ethics of biotechnology, concluding that the more powerful biology becomes, the more its uses and some control of those uses will be debated. PMID:15543682

Wade, N

1984-01-01

371

News Demonstrations: Lecture showcases the best of physics Astronomy: April 2011 celebrates astronomy Award: Physics project wins Guardian innovation award Teaching: Liverpool conference inspires teachers Media: Physics Education finds fame at last Conference: Network stimulates physics at ASE Lectures: University of Oxford hosts a crowd for an update on physics Materials: Goldsmiths course lets teachers get to grips with materials Workshop: Stimulating Physics workshop offers places for teachers and technicians  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Demonstrations: Lecture showcases the best of physics Astronomy: April 2011 celebrates astronomy Award: Physics project wins Guardian innovation award Teaching: Liverpool conference inspires teachers Media: Physics Education finds fame at last Conference: Network stimulates physics at ASE Lectures: University of Oxford hosts a crowd for an update on physics Materials: Goldsmiths course lets teachers get to grips with materials Workshop: Stimulating Physics workshop offers places for teachers and technicians

2011-03-01

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The materials in this workshop package are one component of a multicomponent workshop package. They provide resources and a step-by-step quide for implementing one 3-hour workshop session designed to provide participants with the opportunity to identify the implications of Title IX for their own job functions, to increase their skills for…

McCune, Shirley, Ed.; Matthews, Martha, Ed.

373

Competition and Cooperation in South Africa's Biotechnology Sector  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Klerck, Gilton

2005-01-01

374

Teaching a Biotechnology Curriculum Based on Adapted Primary Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hedda Falk; Gilat Brill; Anat Yarden

2008-01-01

375

Teaching a Biotechnology Curriculum Based on Adapted Primary Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Adapted primary literature (APL) refers to an educational genre specifically designed to enable the use of research articles for learning biology in high school. The present investigation focuses on the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of four high-school biology teachers who enacted an APL-based curriculum in biotechnology. Using a…

Falk, Hedda; Brill, Gilat; Yarden, Anat

2008-01-01

376

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

377

A Guide to Workshops on Challenging Racism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook, which is designed for people experienced in facilitating workshops, contains materials for/about planning and conducting popular education workshops on challenging racism. Presented first are guidelines for using the handbook, a rationale for the proposed approach to unlearning racism, and guidelines for guarding against abuse…

Zanda, Antoinette

378

Biotechnology in reproductive medicine.  

PubMed

In this review I am summarizing the past and current progress in the field of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and reproductive cloning in mammals. Several human gene products can be pharmaceutically explored in transgenic farm animals and employed for medical applications. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is utilizing modern molecular cloning techniques to detect genetic and chromosomal aberrations in early embryos originating from patients with inborn errors at risk for hereditary diseases or age-related risk for abnormal karyotype. Stem cell engineering from early human embryos is creating new and promising but also controversial applications for therapeutic and regenerative medicine. Potential risk factors for reproductive cloning are presented and discussed in the context of possible developmental malformations, frequently observed after embryo culture and cloning in farm animals. Future extension of biotechnology to human reproductive cloning is currently under worldwide dispute. PMID:11841472

Illmensee, Karl

2002-01-01

379

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

380

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

381

Media Training For Dietetic Interns, a Special Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dietetic Interns at East Carolina University have completed a half-day media training workshop for the last 3 years. The workshop, conducted by dietitians and patient educators, is intended to introduce dietetic students to the principles of excellent communication with the print and electronic media. In advance of the workshop, the interns are given assigned readings including, “Communicating the Science of

K. M. Kolasa; L. C. Walker; A. I. Peery

1998-01-01

382

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

383

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

384

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

385

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

386

Biotechnology Consultation Memorandum of Video ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... The oil resulting from the genetic modification (Laurate Canola oil) is a mixture of triacylglycerol molecules (triglycerides) composed of saturated ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

387

Biotechnology as an intellectual property.  

PubMed

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

Adler, R G

1984-04-27

388

Biotechnology, Video Games, Rapid Prototyping  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-12-14

389

Development of Biotechnology in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

India has embarked upon a very ambitious program in biotechnology with a view to harnessing its available human and unlimited\\u000a biodiversity resources. It has mainly been a government sponsored effort with very little private industry participation in\\u000a investment. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) established under the Ministry of Science and Technology in 1986 was the\\u000a major instrument of action to

T. K. Ghose; V. S. Bisaria

390

Biotechnological developments in New Zealand  

SciTech Connect

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

Maddox, I.S.; Gutierrez, N.A. [Massey Univ., Palmerston North (New Zealand). Dept. of Process and Environmental Technology

1996-08-01

391

Research Perspectives on the Transition from School to Work. Report of a European Contact Workshop Organised by the Institute of Education (ECF) under the Auspices of the Council of Europe with the Participation of the Commission of the European Communities, Brugge, July 1977.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents papers, analyses, and recommendations of a five-day workshop held to explore the relationship of education and youth employment. Five papers delivered at the meetings are included: "Current Assumptions on the Nature and Purpose of Secondary Education and Its Relation to Education 16-19," by Edmund King; "Review of Research…

Neave, Guy, Ed.

392

Marine Pharmacology: Prospects for the 1990s. Summary of a California Sea Grant Workshop. Held in Santa Barbara (California) on May 7-9, 1990.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A workshop brought together leading scientists to discuss new research avenues that may open as a result of recent advances in molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and biotechnology and that might impact marine pharmacology and natural product chem...

R. S. Jacobs M. de Carvalho

1991-01-01

393

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

394

The US 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-05-01

395

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.

2013-01-01

396

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

397

Incorporating bioterrorism training into dental education: report of ADA-ADEA terrorism and mass casualty curriculum development workshop.  

PubMed

Numerous areas have been identified in which the dental profession may be called upon to assist in the event of a major terrorism attack. In order to successfully fulfill these roles, dentists and dental students must be adequately prepared. Dental schools play a vital role in this preparation. Participants in an ADA-ADEA workshop reached consensus that all dental students should be trained in a core set of competencies enabling them to respond to a significant bioterrorism attack, help contain the spread of the attack, and participate in surveillance activities as appropriate upon direction of proper authorities. Further emergency response training should be available to individuals interested in gaining additional knowledge and skills to assist in response to an attack. Participants also concluded that, where possible, training should be seamlessly implemented into the current curriculum without the addition of new courses; however, the group also recognized the possible need for alternative models at some dental schools. Challenges to implementing bioterrorism training into the dental school curriculum include regional variation, management of the basic science curriculum, and financial considerations. The development of an exportable training package will be considered and funding sources explored in moving forward with the development of a curriculum. PMID:15520240

Chmar, Jacqueline E; Ranney, Richard R; Guay, Albert H; Haden, N Karl; Valachovic, Richard W

2004-11-01

398

Improving Schools and Empowering Parents: Choice in American Education. A Report Based on the White House Workshop on Choice in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|American schools, despite recent education reform measures, still fail to provide many of our nation's children with the education that they need and deserve. In conjunction with the other changes, programs of choice can play a central and critical role in improving America's schools. This booklet, divided into two sections, reports on the…

Paulu, Nancy

399

76 FR 60505 - Food Defense Workshop; Public Workshop  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0002] Food Defense Workshop; Public Workshop AGENCY...a public workshop entitled ``Food Defense Workshop.'' This public workshop...intended to provide information about food defense as it relates to food...

2011-09-29

400

Biotechnology in a global economy  

SciTech Connect

Will the US retain its preeminence in biotechnology, or will products and services created by biotechnology be more successfully commercialized in other nations That question is posed and addressed in a document recently issued by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). A definitive answer is not forthcoming, but a wealth of relevant information is provided. Topics considered include the status of the innovative, dedicated biotechnology companies and their newly created pharmaceutical products, of agricultural research, and of use of the new technologies in the chemical industry and bioremediation. The report also deals with matters affecting competition such as patents, fair trade practices, protection of intellectual property, regularity climate, and tax policies. For many scientists the most interesting portions of the document will be those dealing with the experience of the many biotechnology companies that were established to exploit opportunities created by recombinant DNA techniques and development of monoclonal antibodies. Although the biotechnology companies were founded with great resources of human capital, they had limited numbers of dollars. Only a small fraction of the companies obtained funds from stock offerings. The OTA report names 46 companies listed on the various securities exchanges. All of the companies have experienced a big drain of funds as they worked to develop new products. As a result, the companies have been forced to scramble four funds to stay alive.

Abelson, P.H.

1992-01-24

401

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Long, Gary L.; Beil, Donald H.

2005-01-01

402

International Workshop on Counselling in Distance Education Conference (2nd, Cambridge, England, September 15-17, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 16 conference papers in this collection describe various ways in which counselling is used in distance education in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Thailand, the United Kingdom, West Germany, and Zambia. Following an introduction by Alan Tait, the following papers are presented: (1) "Counselling in the Open University of the…

Tait, Alan, Ed.

403

International Workshop on Counselling in Distance Education Conference (2nd, Cambridge, England, September 15-17, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 16 conference papers in this collection describe various ways in which counselling is used in distance education in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Thailand, the United Kingdom, West Germany, and Zambia. Following an introduction by Alan Tait, the following papers are presented: (1) "Counselling in the Open University of the…

Tait, Alan, Ed.

404

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

405

Workshop Guidelines for the MISOE [Management Information System for Occupational Education] Census Data System Fall Reports. CDS Document No. 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The publication describes the process by which a portion of the Management Information System for Occupational Education (MISOE) Census Data System (CDS) was field-tested in a sample of six Massachusetts schools. It is intended to provide guidelines for those who will be responsible for the planning of statewide implementation of the fully…

Management and Information System for Occupational Education, Winchester, MA.

406

Feasibility Study for the Development of a Biotechnology Development Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report examines the feasibility of establishing a biotechnology center in Augusta, GA. The report includes general discussions on biotechnology, the Federal government's activity in biotechnology research, biotechnology development efforts in Georgia ...

1986-01-01

407

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

408

Health-related biotechnology transfer to Africa: principal-agency relationship issues.  

PubMed

The aim of this paper is to stimulate debate on the agency (principal-agent) in health-related biotechnology research. It attempts to answer the following questions: What is health-related biotechnology and biotechnology research? What is an agency? What factors are likely to undermine the principal's capacity to exercise informed consent? When might the principal-agency problem arise? How could the agency in biotechnology transfer be strengthened in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)? The transfer of health-related biotechnology to SSA ought to be preceded by research to ascertain the effectiveness of such technologies on population health. In that process, the national ethical review committee (REC), as an agent of every human research subject (principal), ought to ensure that international principles (e.g. beneficence, non-malfeasance, autonomy, justice, dignity, truthfulness and honesty) for human experimentation are observed by biotechnology researchers in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal requirements. The key factors that undermine principals' sovereignty in exercising their right to informed consent to participate in biotechnology trials are discussed. The paper ends with a list of activities that can strengthen the agency, e.g. legislative requirement that all health-related biotechnology transfer should be preceded by rigorous evaluation; continuous update of the agents knowledge of the contents of the international ethical guidelines; and education of potential and actual principals on their human rights; among others. PMID:17703570

Kirigia, J M; Muthuri, L K; Kirigia, D G

2007-01-01

409

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is an interactive online astronomy resource developed and maintained at the University of Maryland for use by students, educators and the general public. The Astronomy Workshop has been extensively tested in large university survey courses, as well as smaller classes for undergraduate majors and graduate students. It has also been used in High School and Junior High School science classes. Below are some tools in the Astronomy Workshop. Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbits of the nine planets and 63 known planetary satellites are shown in animated, to-scale drawings. The orbiting bodies move at their correct relative speeds about their parent, which is rendered as an attractive, to-scale gif image. Planetary Calculators (New!): Calculate a simple formula, e.g. the escape velocity, simultaneously for all planets and moons in the Solar System. Solar System Collisions: This most popular of our applications shows what happens when an asteroid or comet with user-defined size and speed impacts a given planet. The program calculates many effects, including the country impacted (if Earth is the target), energy of explosion, crater size, and magnitude of the ``planetquake'' generated. It also displays a relevant image (e.g. terrestrial crater, lunar crater, etc.). Build Your Own Solar System (New!): Choose the masses of up to four planets, and their orbital sizes and shapes, and explore the prospects for life in your creation. Astronomical Distances: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

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

2000-10-01

410

Women and AIDS: What We Need To Know. A Workshop and Resource Manual on Educating Women about AIDS and Safer Sex (January 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document focuses on women and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The first part discusses the topic of women and AIDS. A workshop is described and a agenda provided. The role of facilitators is discussed. Materials required for the workshop are listed. The second section presents a curriculum on women and AIDS. An overview of the…

Redman, Julie M.

411

The impact of industrial biotechnology.  

PubMed

In this review, the impact of industrial (or "white") biotechnology can have on our society and economy is discussed. An overview is given of industrial biotechnology and its applications in a number of product categories ranging from food ingredients, vitamins, bio-colorants, solvents, plastics and biofuels. The use of fossil resources is compared with renewable resources as the preferred feedstock for industrial biotechnology. A brief discussion is also given of the expected changes in society and technology, ranging from the shift in the supply of resources, the growing need for efficiency and sustainability of the production systems, changing consumer perception and behaviour and changing agricultural systems and practices. Many of these changes are expected to speed up the transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy and society. PMID:16897819

Soetaert, Wim; Vandamme, Erick

412

Biotechnology in the wood industry.  

PubMed

Wood is a natural, biodegradable and renewable raw material, used in construction and as a feedstock in the paper and wood product industries and in fuel production. Traditionally, biotechnology found little attention in the wood product industries, apart from in paper manufacture. Now, due to growing environmental concern and increasing scientific knowledge, legal restrictions to conventional processes have altered the situation. Biotechnological approaches in the area of wood protection aim at enhancing the treatability of wood with preservatives and replacing chemicals with biological control agents. The substitution of conventional chemical glues in the manufacturing of board materials is achieved through the application of fungal cultures and isolated fungal enzymes. Moreover, biotechnology plays an important role in the waste remediation of preservative-treated waste wood. PMID:12937955

Mai, C; Kües, U; Militz, H

2003-08-21

413

Toward the development of biotechnology in Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology involves the harnessing of natural processes of microbes, plant and animal cells for the human life. In this chapter, we review the status of biotechnology at the commercial level, especially the development of genetically modified crops in Asia.

TETSUO MATSUMOTO; RITA P. LAUDE

414

Patenting Trends and Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study provides a profile of innovation in industrial biotechnology, an emerging field of biotechnology characterized by the use of enzymes, microorganisms, and other biocatalysts to create new processes and products. This study uses patent data, surv...

2008-01-01

415

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...

416

Biotechnology Consultation Agency Response Letter BNF No. ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Mr. Edward W. Raleigh Manager Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs EI DuPont de Nemours and Company Walker's Mill Barley Mill Plaza Wilmington ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

417

Biotechnology Consultation Agency Response Letter BNF No. ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Specialist Regulatory Affairs - Biotechnology AgrEvo USA Company Little Falls Centre One 2711 Centerville Road Wilmington, Delaware 19808. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

418

Biotechnology Consultation Agency Response Letter BNF No. ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Biotechnology Consultation Agency Response Letter BNF No. 000055. See FDA's memo on BNF No. 000055 for further details. May 15, 1998. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

419

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

420

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

421

Biotechnology and the Creation of Ethics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology promises to change the course of evolution. Rather than patiently waiting as natural selection channels the forces of biology into contouring the nature and character of the organisms that populate our world, biotechnology allows humans to directly manipulate the basis of life itself. By allowing the deliberate reorganization of the genetic programs of organisms, biotechnology affords the greatest revolution

Raymond Coletta

422

Drawing Limits: contemporary views on biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology deals with the stuff of life; living things can be changed and barriers between species broken down. Through biotechnology human beings are ‘playing god’ in ways that have not been possible before. This article discusses some findings of the Biocult project, which investigated the views of 956 young people on risk and safety in relation to biotechnology [1]. The

Mairi Levitt

1999-01-01

423

Introduction: promoting global health through biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

424

Commercial biotechnology processing on International Space Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

Commercial biotechnology processing in space has the potential to eventually exceed the $35 billion annual worldwide market generated by the current satellite communications industry (Parone 1997). The International Space Station provides the opportunity to conduct long-term, crew-tended biotechnology research in microgravity to establish the foundation for this new commercial biotechnology market. Industry, government, and academia are collaborating to establish the

Mark S. Deuser; John C. Vellinger; Juanita R. Hardin; Marian L. Lewis

1998-01-01

425

Biotechnology and Genomics in Medicine - A Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology is associated with the manipulation of biological systems. The primitive use of biotechnology is documented as early as 6000 BC when people manipulated the innate properties of microorganisms, plants and animals to produce goods for their use. The modern biotechnology operates at the molecular level and within the short span of three decades, it has spread its wings into

Gulzar A. Niazi; S. Riaz-ud-Din

426

Marine fungal biotechnology: an ecological perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the potential of marine fungi in biotechnology. The unique physico-chemical properties of the marine environment are likely to have conferred marine fungi with special physiological adaptations that could be exploited in biotechnology. The emphasis of this review is on marine fungi from a few unique ecological habitats and their potential in biotechnological applications. These habitats are endophytic

C. Raghukumar

427

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

428

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

429

Development and assessment of a biotechnology workforce development center model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Huxley, Mary Pat

430

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

431

Biotechnology: Problems; Concerns and Options  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biotechnology is the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents. It is based on enhanced understanding of the genetic structure of organisms at the level of cells and molecules and offers powerful tools to modify them for a specific purpose. The versatility of the technique and its possible profitable use in such diverse

Asokan S R; Chokshi S N

432

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

433

Biotechnology in the wood industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wood is a natural, biodegradable and renewable raw material, used in construction and as a feedstock in the paper and wood product industries and in fuel production. Traditionally, biotechnology found little attention in the wood product industries, apart from in paper manufacture. Now, due to growing environmental concern and increasing scientific knowledge, legal restrictions to conventional processes have altered the

C. Mai; U. Kües; H. Militz

2004-01-01

434

Biotechnology and Open University Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Grobstein, Clifford

1985-01-01

435

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

436

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

437

Biotechnology and Open University Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Grobstein, Clifford

1985-01-01

438

Biotechnologies. Conséquences socio-économiques  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

P. de Puytorac

2000-01-01

439

Biodiesel production by microalgal biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biodiesel has received much attention in recent years. Although numerous reports are available on the production of biodiesel from vegetable oils of terraneous oil-plants, such as soybean, sunflower and palm oils, the production of biodiesel from microalgae is a newly emerging field. Microalgal biotechnology appears to possess high potential for biodiesel production because a significant increase in lipid content of

GuanHua Huang; Feng Chen; Dong Wei; XueWu Zhang; Gu Chen

2010-01-01

440

Emerging Developments in Veterinary Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the study was to provide managers with a better understanding of biotechnology-based products and processes that will be emerging in the veterinary field during the next several years. The study includes both a profile of current industry a...

1986-01-01

441

Current state of biotechnology in Turkey.  

PubMed

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary branch of science that encompasses a wide range of subjects like genetics, virology, microbiology, immunology, engineering to develop vaccines, and so on and plays a vital role in health systems, crop and seed management, yield improvement, agriculture, soil management, ecology, animal farming, cellular process, bio statistics, and so on. This article is about activities in medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology and nanobiotechnology carried out in Turkey. Turkey has made some progress in biotechnology projects for research and development. PMID:21683573

Dundar, Munis; Akbarova, Yagut

2011-06-15

442

The Pacific Climate Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1984, a workshop was held on climate variability in the eastern North Pacific and western North America. From it has emerged an annual series of workshops held at the Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey Peninsula, Calif. The workshops have been largely sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The third workshop in the series was held March 25-28, 1986.

Mooers, Christopher N. K.; Peterson, D. H.; Cayan, Daniel R.

443

Food biotechnology: dietitians' resource needs as determined by selected Canadian key informants.  

PubMed

In a 1996 quantitative survey, we assessed selected Canadian dietitians' knowledge and attitudes toward biotechnology, particularly genetically altered foods. The results showed that, on average, dietitians held unfavourable attitudes and were concerned about safety and labelling issues. In the current study, qualitative methodology was used to explore dietitians' views on controversial issues and to investigate the adequacy of current biotechnology resources. Nationwide telephone interviews of 22 key informant dietitians were conducted in February and March 1999. Issues covered were food safety and quality, labelling, regulations, food production, education, and biotechnology resource needs. Findings indicated that dietitians' perspectives on biotechnology are diverse nationwide. Views about how biotechnology may affect small producers, the local economy, food choices, and food quality varied from very positive to very negative. Dietitians indicated a need for more education through discussions involving critical analysis and debate by various stakeholders. Respondents agreed that the national organization, Dietitians of Canada, has a role to play in continuing education. Most participants felt that more concise, balanced, and objective resources are needed. Further exploration of dietitians' educational needs would help in the development of appropriate educational materials and programs for nutrition professionals. PMID:11518559

Simonson, R; Ryan-Harshman, S; Whiting, M; Berenbaum, S

2001-01-01

444

National solar water heater workshop  

SciTech Connect

The National Solar Water Heater Workshop (NSWHW) program directly resolves the major problem inhibiting the widespread application of solar energy for domestic water heating - that of bridging the gap, by an educational program, between well-known solar technology and the application of that technology. This is accomplished by workshop sponsors throughout the nation, conducting workshops to educate homeowners on solar principles, and installation, operation, and maintenance of their solar system. During a workshop, students personally fabricate two or more collectors and complete a plumbing subsystem, all of which have been developed and specified by Arizona State University (ASU). The program appeals to do-it-yourselfers and handyman type persons who by their example become strong solar advocates to their neighbors and acquaintances. A market for the commercial solar industry is thus also generated as other homeowners acquire installed systems from the local solar industry. A central thrust of this program is the establishment of local solar hardware suppliers who can supply the demand of the students for solar hardware kits. This is a DOE program approved for 2 years and is funded at $600,000 for the first year with $400,000 to be funded for the second year. At the end of 2 years, it is envisioned that 50,000 domestic solar water heaters will have been installed throughout the nation and trust territories which will result in savings in the order of 131 million kWh, 447 billion Btu and 8 million dollars.

Mumma, S.A.; Ashland, M.

1981-01-01

445

Assessing Girls' Reactions to Science Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many science education programs have recently been developed to increase girls' participation in science, however, few formal evaluations of these types of programs have been reported. The present research evaluated fifth grade girls' perceptions of a 1-day science education program. Students attended workshops describing different science fields.…

Yanowitz, Karen L.; Vanderpoo, Staria S.

2004-01-01

446

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.

447

Junior Electronics Workshops and Their Questionnaires Reviews  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, a trial to educate electronics for both elementary pupils and junior-high students is reported. A ``making your own radio'' workshop for elementary kids features a paper-craft resonator made of toilet paper cores and an empty box of tissue papers as well as solder-less main radio circuit. For elder elementary and junior-high pupils, a workshop making a bat

Cosy Muto; Shuichiro Maruta; Kazumasa Noyori; Masashi Yanaida

2009-01-01

448

ASA education outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

A number of very successful Hands-on demo sessions for high school students have been a part of regular ASA meetings for some time. In addition, the Education Committee has organized a series of teacher workshops. These workshops are designed to give high school teachers relatively sophisticated tools to enhance their laboratory content. Workshops for teachers in the elementary grades prepare

Uwe J. Hansen; E. Carr Everbach

2003-01-01

449

Taxanes: perspectives for biotechnological production  

Microsoft Academic Search

Taxol is a valuable plant-derived drug showing activity against various cancer types. Worldwide efforts had been made to overcome\\u000a the supply problem, because the supply by isolation from the bark of the slow-growing yew trees is limited. Plant cell cultures\\u000a as well as chemical and biotechnological semisynthesis are processes, which are intensively investigated for the production\\u000a of taxanes paclitaxel (Taxol)

Dieter Frense

2007-01-01

450

Saltcake Dissolution Workshop, FY 1999.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the FY 1998 Saltcake Dissolution Workshop, participants identified nine tasks to be performed prior to the FY 1999 workshop. Discussions during the workshop indicated that significant progress was made in each area. The workshop focused on the stre...

E. C. Beahm

2001-01-01

451

Workshop introduction  

SciTech Connect

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

Streeper, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

452

Minority Education in Global Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

453

Minority Education in Global Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

454

Commercial biotechnology processing on International Space Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

Commercial biotechnology processing in space has the potential to eventually exceed the $35 billion annual worldwide market generated by the current satellite communications industry (Parone 1997). The International Space Station provides the opportunity to conduct long-term, crew-tended biotechnology research in microgravity to establish the foundation for this new commercial biotechnology market. Industry, government, and academia are collaborating to establish the

Mark S. Deuser; John C. Vellinger; Juanita R. Hardin; Marian L. Lewis

1998-01-01

455

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

456

Biotechnology risks and benefits: Science instructor perspectives and practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gardner, Grant Ean

457

Biotechnology Consultation Agency Response Letter BNF No. ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Ms. Rhonda M. Mannion Regulatory Affairs Manager Monsanto Company 800 North Lindbergh Boulevard Saint Louis, Missouri 63167. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

458

Biotechnology in the Middle School Curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Campbell, De A.

2007-12-01

459

Biotechnology Consultation Agency Response Letter BNF No. ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... CP4 EPSPS protein) and the glyphosate oxidoreductase protein (GOX protein) from Ochrobactrum anthropi (formerly Achromobacter), which confer ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

460

Biotechnology Consultation Agency Response Letter BNF No. ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Mr. T. Michael Spencer Manager, Regulatory Affairs DEKALB Genetics Corporation Discovery Research 62 Maritime Drive Mystic, Connecticut ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodscienceresearch/biotechnology

461

The Race Relations Competence Workshop: Theory and Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the theoretical basis and the associated perceptions of race relations that characterized a race relations competence workshop which served as the educational component of an overall program to improve race relations among managers within the fictitiously named XYZ Corporation. Workshop activities combined didactic and experiential methods and focused on group and individual levels of learning based on

Clayton P. Alderfer; Charleen J. Alderfer; Ella L. Bell; Jimmy Jones

1992-01-01

462

Work in progress - computer security faculty of development workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

D. Jacobson; J. A. Davis

2004-01-01

463

Counseling and Life-Coping Workshops for Unemployed Workers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the final report and booklet developed by a project that provided individual counseling and life-coping skills workshops to recently unemployed workers lacking basic educational skills. The final report describes how individuals recruited at Philadelphia unemployment offices attended group workshop sessions where they…

Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.

464

Biotechnology Applied to Aquaculture I. Classic Biotechnologies Applied to the Reproduction of Cultivated Species  

Microsoft Academic Search

N. F. Díaz, and R. Neira. Biotechnology applied to aquaculture. I. Classic biotechnologies applied to the reproduction of cultivated species. Beginning with a differentiation of what is considered classical biotechnologies, we review in this paper their application to the reproduction of cultivated species. Reproductive maturity control, fertility control, genetic sex control, and progenies sex ratio, are areas where the application

N. F. Díaz; R. Neira

465

Biotechnology for Non-biology Majors: An Activity Using a Commercial Biotechnology Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents an inexpensive activity to stimulate student interest in biotechnology that was developed in partnership with a biotechnology company. Focuses on the use of DNA by a commercial laboratory; describing the analysis procedure; important uses of DNA technology in modern society; and ethical, social, and legal issues related to biotechnology.…

Wray, Francis P.; Fox, Mary C.; Huether, Carl A.; Schurdak, Eric R.

2001-01-01

466

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

467

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Howard D.

468

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

469

Could Workshops Become Obsolete?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author discusses some of the limitations of the use of sheltered workshops and behavior modification in vocational rehabilitation for the handicapped and promotes the possibility of on-the-job training as an alternative to sheltered workshops. (EA)

Riscalla, Louise

1974-01-01

470

Biofuels workshop II. Proceedings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This publication contains the presentations held in the Biofuels workshop II, arranged by the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry and the United States Department of Energy. The scope of the second workshop included all aspects of research and developm...

E. Alakangas

1993-01-01

471

Microbial adhesion in biotechnological processes.  

PubMed

The majority of microorganisms are capable of adhering to surfaces, and we now have a clearer image of the relevance of substratum properties, bacterial surface properties, and molecular conditioning films in adhesion processes. Altered gene expression and increased opportunities for gene transfer are now recognized as consequences of the association of microbes with surfaces. Microbial adhesion leads to biofilm formation; over the past few years, our image of biofilm structure has altered so substantially that a total reassessment of ideas on mass transport of molecules to and from biofilms is essential in environmental biotechnology. PMID:7765346

Marshall, K C

1994-06-01

472

Computer Applications in Information Systems. Proceedings of a Workshop (Cape Town, South Africa, November 26-27, 1985). Continuing Education Series Number 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sixteen papers from a workshop on computer applications sponsored by the University of Cape Town (South Africa) School of Librarianship are presented in this volume: (1) "Introduction to the Use of Information Technology" (Sue Bleimschein); (2) "Searching Remote Databases" (Steve Rossouw); (3) "SABINET [South African Bibliographic and Information…

Bleimschein, Sue, Ed.

473

Tunisia: Description of a Materials Development Workshop for the Nutrition Education Audio-Visual Unit of the National Institute of Child Health, May 23-28, 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In May 1983, a 1-week workshop, sponsored by the International Nutrition Communication Service (INCS), was held to train personnel of the Tunisian Institut National de Sante de l'Enfance (INSE) to produce audiovisual maternal/infant nutrition materials an...

J. Mandelbaum O. Holmes

1983-01-01

474

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.

475

Computer Applications in Information Systems. Proceedings of a Workshop (Cape Town, South Africa, November 26-27, 1985). Continuing Education Series Number 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixteen papers from a workshop on computer applications sponsored by the University of Cape Town (South Africa) School of Librarianship are presented in this volume: (1) "Introduction to the Use of Information Technology" (Sue Bleimschein); (2) "Searching Remote Databases" (Steve Rossouw); (3) "SABINET [South African Bibliographic and Information…

Bleimschein, Sue, Ed.

476

Student Reaction to IVA [Illinois Vocational Association] Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reactions of occupational education teachers and administrators participating in the Illinois Vocational Association inservice workshop/graduate course conducted by Northern Illinois University indicated this delivery system to be a valuable experience of inservice professional development. (EA)

Erickson, Richard C.

1974-01-01

477

Principles for Principals: Workshop 4: Reworking the Curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A teacher implements an integrated, hands-on, kit-based science curriculum in an elementary school. She receives in-service education in two-year cycles of summer workshops. She adapts the kit to her own needs.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

478

Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture: Policy Alterinatives.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Major fundamental advances in molecular and cellular understanding of biology, particularly since the 1960s, have generated a new technology referred to as biotechnology. However, biotechnology--the use of an organism or its product(s) as a product or a p...

J. F. MacDonald

1989-01-01

479

Biotechnology in the Middle School Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biotechnology is a fairly new concept for middle school students as well as teachers. If the latest craze of TV shows focused on crime scene investigation events were not so popular, the term and concept might be even obscure to the public. There is an increased presence of biotechnology in our daily surroundings that makes it practical and…

Campbell, De Ann

2007-01-01

480

Trends in biotechnology and biosafety in Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

481

Valuable products from biotechnology of microalgae  

Microsoft Academic Search

The biotechnology of microalgae has gained considerable importance in recent decades. Applications range from simple biomass production for food and feed to valuable products for ecological applications. For most of these applications, the market is still developing and the biotechnological use of microalgae will extend into new areas. Considering the enormous biodiversity of microalgae and recent developments in genetic engineering,

Otto Pulz; Wolfgang Gross

2004-01-01

482

Strategies to capture biotechnology opportunities in Chile  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two complementary strategies are proposed to help develop the biotechnology industry in Chile. The objectives of such propositions are based on identifying business opportunities, which can be transformed into biotechnology projects that complement the competitive advantages of the most active areas of the Chilean economy. As a result, the establishment of these initiatives may create the proper business environment where

Cristian Hernandez-Cuevas; Pablo D. T. Valenzuela

483

Space and Biotechnology: An Industry Profile.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

R. S. Johnston D. J. Norton B. H. Tom

1988-01-01

484

Cell biotechnology of rhodophytes in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cell biotechnology of rhodophytes is important not only in theoretical research but also in cultural practice and for exploitation of genetic resources. In this paper, cell biotechnology of Porphyra is reviewed. Tissue culture and protoplast studies on other rhodophytes in China are discussed.

Wang, Su-Juan; Kuang, Mei; Ma, Ling-Bo

1998-03-01

485

Biotechnology in the Middle School Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Biotechnology is a fairly new concept for middle school students as well as teachers. If the latest craze of TV shows focused on crime scene investigation events were not so popular, the term and concept might be even obscure to the public. There is an increased presence of biotechnology in our daily surroundings that makes it practical and…

Campbell, De Ann

2007-01-01

486

Developments in Geothermal Waste Treatment Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Extensive laboratory studies have indicated that the application of biochemical processes in the development of biotechnology suitable for conversion of geothermal wastes from hazardous to non-hazardous materials is technically and economically feasible. These studies have also shown that such biotechnology may require bioreactors capable of handling different amounts and types of residual sludges. Particular attention has to be paid to

Eugene T. Premuzic; Mow S. Lin

1989-01-01

487

Developments in geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Extensive laboratory studies have indicated that the application of biochemical processes in the development of biotechnology suitable for conversion of geothermal wastes from hazardous to nonhazardous materials is technically and economically feasible. These studies have also shown that such biotechnology may require bioreactors capable of handling different amounts and types of residual sludges. Particular attention has to be paid to

E. T. Premuzic; M. S. Lin

1989-01-01

488

Biotechnology and medicine of the future  

Microsoft Academic Search

The practice of biology and medicine has been revolutionized during the past ten years by the advent of three biotechnologies-recombinant DNA techniques, the monoclonal antibody technology, and the development of microchemical instrumentation, machines that permit the rapid and effective synthesis and sequence analysis of proteins and genes. In this article, these powerful biotechnologies are discussed, with particular emphasis on microchemical

L. Hood

1988-01-01

489

Educating Biotechnicians for Future Industry Needs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-10-27

490

Workshop Materials Spring 2009  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Participant materials for IA Workshop during spring 2009. 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 Materials Workshop I Handout - pdf Workshop II Handout - pdf Workshop III Handout - pdf IA Review Rubric - pdf - This is an editable pdf. When opened click on a star to indicate your selection. Advanced IA Features Sample IA Project 1 - Adding video and images to your project Sample IA Project 2 - Adding video, audio, images, and rss feeds to your project Sample Activities A true AUTO-mobile - ...

Heather

2008-09-08

491

Commercial biotechnology processing on International Space Station  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Commercial biotechnology processing in space has the potential to eventually exceed the $35 billion annual worldwide market generated by the current satellite communications industry (Parone 1997). The International Space Station provides the opportunity to conduct long-term, crew-tended biotechnology research in microgravity to establish the foundation for this new commercial biotechnology market. Industry, government, and academia are collaborating to establish the infrastructure needed to catalyze this biotechnology revolution that could eventually lead to production of medical and pharmaceutical products in space. The biotechnology program discussed herein is evidence of this collaborative effort, with industry involvement from Space Hardware Optimization Technology, Inc., government participation through the NASA Commercial Space program, and academic guidance from the Consortium for Materials Development in Space at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Blending the strengths and resources of each collaborator creates a strong partnership, that offers enormous research and commercial opportunities.

Deuser, Mark S.; Vellinger, John C.; Hardin, Juanita R.; Lewis, Marian L.

1998-01-01

492

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.

493

Applied antineutrino physics workshop.  

SciTech Connect

This workshop is the fourth one of a series that includes the Neutrino Geophysics Conference at Honolulu, Hawaii, which I attended in 2005. This workshop was organized by the Astro-Particle and Cosmology laboratory in the recently opened Condoret building of the University of Paris. More information, including copies of the presentations, on the workshop is available on the website: www.apc.univ-paris7.fr/AAP2007/. The workshop aims at opening neutrino physics to various fields such that it can be applied in geosciences, nuclear industry (reactor and spent fuel monitoring) and non-proliferation. The workshop was attended by over 60 people from Europe, USA, Asia and Brazil. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Comprehensive nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The workshop also included a workshop dinner on board of a river boat sailing the Seine river.

Lund, James C.

2008-01-01

494

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

2013-06-21

495

Technical Workshop on Basic Education and Lifelong Learning for Gender Equality through CLCs (Jayagiri-Bandung, Indonesia, March 28-31, 2001). Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL), UNESCO, is a cooperative program designed to promote education for all in the region. Its principal aim is to promote primary education, literacy, and continuing education for all and particularly for disadvantaged groups. APPEAL/PROAP has instituted the project, Promotion of Basic…

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

496

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

497

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

498

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

499

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barko, Tim; Sadler, Troy D.

2013-01-01

500

Ergot: from witchcraft to biotechnology.  

PubMed

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

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

2009-07-01