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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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Educator workshops  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Numerous workshops are held each year through the NASA Educator Resource Center to help teachers and educators not only incorporate technology into their classroom, but also aid them in curriculum development. For information concerning workshop schedules, call 1-800-237-1821 in Louisiana and Mississippi or (601) 688-3338.

1994-01-01

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Biotechnology Education and Training Sequence Investment (BETSI)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Teachers' Concerns About Biotechnology Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-04-01

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Teachers' Concerns about Biotechnology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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The Impact of Biotechnology upon Pharmacy Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Speedie, Marilyn K.

1990-01-01

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Biotechnology Education: A Multiple Instructional Strategies Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dunham, Trey; Wells, John; White, Karissa

2002-01-01

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Nanofabrication Workshop for Educators and Industry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Disclosing Biology Teachers' Beliefs about Biotechnology and Biotechnology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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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.

The Biotechnology Institute

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dawson, Vaille; Soames, Christina

2006-01-01

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

E-print Network

) and offers two different focus areas, Molecular Biotechnology and Industrial Biotechnology. The program endsThe education at School of Biotechnology is centered around the five-year education programs in Bio-technology and the two-year international masters program in Biotechnology. The School operates more than 40 different

Lagergren, Jens

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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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National Educators' Workshop: Update 1996  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1997-01-01

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Biotechnology education 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

2014-03-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

Wall, Judy D. [University of Missouri-Columbia

2013-07-01

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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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Innovation & Management of Biotechnology Education Highlands & Preparations Engineering Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

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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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Bio-Link: Educating the BioTechnology Workforce  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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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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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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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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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Defining Environmental Education. Workshop Resource Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is one in a series of resource manuals to help teacher educators conduct environmental education (EE) teacher workshops or promote EE programs. This unit is an orientation to the field of EE. It offers a definition of EE and some ways to explain its value to educators and environmental managers. The unit explains current and…

Disinger, John F.; Monroe, Martha C.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Briggs, Lloyd D.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dobert, Raymond

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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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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Workshops for Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ward, Helena; Hockey, Julie

2007-01-01

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Competency Based Vocational Education Workshop Facilitators Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Steps to a Successful Physical Education Teacher Education Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to describe the steps to the development of a successful Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) workshop. PETE professors share a common goal for improving undergraduate pedagogy instruction. Pedagogy issues and concerns include curriculum decisions, field experience assignments, technology in the classroom,…

Maurer, Marcy R.; Jordan, Pat J.

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Andrée, Maria

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilson, Elizabeth; Kirby, Barbara; Flowers, Jim

2002-01-01

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VIBRIO VULNIFICUS EDUCATION WORKSHOPS / MATERIALS  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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Quality Assurance in Postgraduate Education. ENQA Workshop Report 12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing scientifically literate students who understand the socially contextualized nature of science and technology is a national focus of science education reform. Science educators' perceptions of risks and benefits of new technologies (such as biotechnology) may shape their instructional approaches. This study examined the perceived risk of…

Gardner, Grant Ean; Jones, M. Gail

2011-01-01

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

E-print Network

, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics TEA Texas Education Agency GMO Genetically Modified Organism(s) PEIMS Public Education Information Management System 5 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Biotechnology plays an ever... Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) of courses across the state of Texas’ Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) course clusters as provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In addition, this paper serves to introduce important concepts and issues...

Sprouse, Ian Richard

2013-09-24

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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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Efficacy of purposeful educational workshop on nursing care  

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Workshops for Educators, Year 1 Report  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gardner, Grant Ean; Jones, M. Gail

2011-11-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Training Women in Management: A Continuing Education Workshop Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dubin, Samuel S.

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Workshop for Key Staff of Geriatric Education Centers (4th, Houston, Texas, April 21-24, 1988). Workshop Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains an executive summary and the report of the workshop. An overview highlights major events and outcomes of the workshop. Major addresses and the staff development sessions that occurred at a workshop for key staff of geriatric education centers (GECs) are discussed. Summaries of presentations include the following: "Welcome,…

Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers, Houston.

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A Teaching Model for Biotechnology and Genomics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kirkpatrick, Gretchen; Orvis, Kathryn; Pittendrigh, Barry

2002-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This report compares important aspects of American and Chinese dance education through the lens of the “Chinese Leadership in Arts Educationworkshops 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 education reform. The workshops provided Chinese arts educators

Jiamin Huang

2009-01-01

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BioTrek: Biotechnology Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center

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BioTrek: Biotechnology Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center

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Electronic Communications: Education Via a Virtual Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1997-01-01

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Biotechnology education for non-scientists in the USA.  

PubMed

The focus and funding for science education in the USA is to channel bright students into PhD programs and science research careers. While this goal is necessary to our country's continued technical innovation, the contributions of non-scientist members of our society to the cycle of economic development through technical innovation are usually overlooked. Public support of scientific research, both financial and philosophical, and the commercialization of useful technologies by business people are critical components of the cycle which depend on increasing science education for non-scientists. For the industry's continued success, it must adopt business strategies that maintain public confidence and defuse countermarketing efforts by several small but influential public opposition groups. PMID:24415371

Betsch, D F

1996-09-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Turkmen, Lutfullah; Darcin, Emine Selcen

2007-01-01

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The City College Workshop Center for Open Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Merging Invitational Theory with Mathematics Education: A Workshop for Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two faculty members in the department of mathematical sciences at a four-year university, with teacher-education experience, presented a workshop for in-service elementary and middle-school teachers. The intention was to address affective aspects of teaching including: teacher efficacy, learning styles, cognitive dissonance, relaxation, and…

Kitchens, Anita N.; Wenta, Robert G.

2007-01-01

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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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THE FIRST ACM WORKSHOP ON EDUCATION IN COMPUTER SECURITY  

E-print Network

cleared and participants enjoyed the sunny skies and blue seas of the beautiful Monterey Peninsula as a partici- pant. Led by co-chairs Cynthia Irvine (NPS) and Hi- larie Orman (DARPA) the workshop government and industry in INFOSEC education. Academe can provide a foundation zCynthia Irvine

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COASTAL CURRICULUM STATEWIDE EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS MX964257  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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Workshops without Walls: Sharing Scientific Research through Educator Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

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Biotechnology Works!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cohen, Libby G.; Spenciner, Loraine

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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BioTech: An Interactive Educational Resource and Biotechnology Reference Tool  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1997-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kidman, Gillian

2010-05-01

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Teaching Resources: Biotechnology Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van Hartesveldt, Carol; Giordan, Judith

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Academies Press, 2014

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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Key National Education Indicators: Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beatty, Alexandra; Koenig, Judith A.

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scott, Brigitte C.

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lau, Wilfred Wing Fat; Yuen, Allan Hoi Kau

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bowker, Rob; Jasper, Andy

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mississippi Univ. for Women, Columbus.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

France, Bev

2007-01-01

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Ohio Biotechnology Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob; Boudreau, Joyce

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The Challenge in Teaching Biotechnology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Steele, F.; Aubusson, P.

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huang, Jiamin

2009-01-01

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Planetarium Educator's Workshop Guide. International Planetarium Society Special Report No. 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a workshop guide for planetarium educators. Seven modules and four appendices focus on organizational patterns, learning theories, questioning strategies, activities for the planetarium, and incorporating all of the above into teaching. The four appendices include a list of the 1978 workshop participants, an annotated bibliography for…

Friedman, Alan; And Others

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

E-print Network

Workshop on Computer Science and Information Technologies CSIT'2002, Patras, Greece, 2002. Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Computer Science and Information Technologies CSIT'2002 information concerning the user, (c) the pedagogical model which #12;Intelligent Educational Systems

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1993-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1999-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2000-01-01

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A Workshop on Using Noncognitive Variables With Minority Students in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a workshop for faculty and staff members in higher education, based on noncognitive variables that correlate with retention and grades of minority students. Includes a table profiling high and low scorers on various noncognitive variables. (Author/NB)

Westbrook, Franklin D.; Sedlacek, William E.

1988-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Dreschel, Thomas W.

1996-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Deep Approach Workshop & Colloquium Friday, March 8th World Language Education  

E-print Network

reveals how the outcome- based organization of instructional sequences does not answer to a provenDeep Approach Workshop & Colloquium ­ Friday, March 8th , 2013 World Language Education TEACHER EDUCATION BUILDING, 225 NORTH MILLS STREET From Deep Education to the Deep Approach to Languages

Mladenoff, David

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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.

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

E-print Network

ACL 2014 Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational@aclweb.org ISBN 978-1-941643-03-7 ii #12;Introduction The field of NLP and education has matured dramatically, the use of NLP in educational applications gained visibility outside of the Computational Linguistics (CL

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-11-01

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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.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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Biotechnology Information Resource (BIC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Biotechnology Books  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Dekloe, Jim

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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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

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Biotechnology Topics in the Biology Curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Patrick Guilfoile (Bemidji State University, MN; )

2002-08-01

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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

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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

107

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

E-print Network

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

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

2000-02-22

108

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1996-01-01

109

A.C.T.I.V.E. Sex Equity in Elementary School Physical Education. Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet outlines an inservice teacher education workshop that promotes sex equity in elementary school physical education. Participants are made aware of student and teacher attitudes, stereotypes, perceptions, and ways to eliminate sex differentiation in the classroom. Discussion questions, hypothetical problems, audiovisual materials, and…

Adelberger, Audra; Wiseman, Evelyn

110

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.

111

Developing a Computer Workshop to Facilitate Computer Skills and Minimize Anxiety for Early Childhood Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early childhood educators (n = 133) were assigned to 1 of 3 instructional conditions (direct, guided discovery, or no-exposure control) to assess the impact of computer workshops on their level of computer anxiety, computer knowledge, and comfort with computer technology. Groups were matched for computer experience and anxiety, early childhood education (ECE) experience, and ECE center. The direct and guided

Eileen Wood; Teena Willoughby; Jacqueline Specht; Wilma Stern-Cavalcante; Carol Child

2002-01-01

112

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.

113

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

E-print Network

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

Bentz, Dale P.

114

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1992-01-01

115

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1995-01-01

116

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1994-01-01

117

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1990-01-01

118

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1990-01-01

119

Training Workshops for Adult Education Personnel in Cultural and Ethnic Understanding. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Federally sponsored regional training workshops for adult education personnel in cultural/ethnic understanding were designed to increase the level of awareness of cultural/ethnic differences. A training design was developed following an analysis of the Culturally Oriented Teacher Education Materials developed by the Phelps-Stokes Fund, a…

Ford, Claudette, Ed.

120

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

University Grants Commission (Sri Lanka).

121

Vocational Fisheries Education Workshop Proceedings (Portland, Oregon, April 18-19, 1973).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is a compilation of nine studies presented at the Vocational Fisheries Education Workshop where commercial fishermen, educators, government officials, and extension agents were gathered for examination of the subject of vocational fisheries training. The studies dealt with commercial fisheries and current training programs. An…

Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.

122

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1998-01-01

123

Workshop - filling in the gaps: The use of affective outcomes in engineering & CSET education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Affective outcomes are highly underrepresented in engineering and CSET research at less than 1% of the overall body of education research in these technical fields. Yet, affective outcomes are a major player in the retention of women in engineering at the undergraduate level and are known in K-12 and higher education to have profound impacts on academic performance. This workshop

Denise Wilson; Ryan C. Campbell

2009-01-01

124

Web Based Parallel Programming Workshop for Undergraduate Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marcus, Robert L.; Robertson, Douglass

125

Subregional Workshop on Teacher Training in Environmental Education for the Arab States (Bahrain, January 25-30, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workshop was organized by the Bahrain National Commission for Education, Science and Culture in collaboration with United Schools International (USI) Arab Regional Office and in cooperation with UNESCO-UNEP International Environmental Education Programme (IEEP). The workshop was designed to: (1) familiarize participants with a series of…

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

126

[MATCHE: Management Approach to Teaching Consumer and Homemaking Education.] Proceedings: MATCHE II Workshop (Fresno, California, April 5-6, 1976.)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Workshop proceedings in Fresno, California, concerning the development of the Management Approach to Teaching Consumer and Homemaking Education (MATCHE), a preservice home economics teacher education curriculum design, are presented in this report. Presentations from the workshop include unique and timely competency-based individualized…

Burrows, Ann, Ed.

127

SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (BANGKOK, THAILAND, DECEMBER 7-17, 1965). REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE PURPOSE OF THIS SUBREGIONAL WORKSHOP, HELD IN 1965 IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNITED NATIONS, WAS TO ENABLE ADMINITRATORS, OPERATORS, AND EDUCATORS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED FIELDS TO REVIEW THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF NATIONAL WORKSHOPS ON PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, TO…

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok (Thailand).

128

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

129

Radiation and Health: A Workshop for Science Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Krieger, Kenneth

2010-03-01

130

W3 - Radiation and Health: A Workshop for Science Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Krieger, Kenneth

2009-04-01

131

On Teaching Biotechnology in Kentucky.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One study surveyed 187 Kentucky teachers (36% agriculture, 32% science, 32% technology education); they rated importance of content organizers, topics, transferable skills, and delivery methods for biotechnology. A second study received responses from 70 of 150 teachers; 45 thought science teachers or an integrated team should teach biotechnology;…

Brown, Dan C.; Kemp, Michael C.; Hall, Jennifer

1998-01-01

132

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 2003 the NASA Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) has been devoted to the professional development of introductory college astronomy faculty with a special focus on faculty teaching at community colleges. As part of our efforts CAE conducts 2-day and 3-day Teaching Excellence Workshops. In Tier I (introductory) Workshops, the overarching goal is for participants to become familiar with learner-centered teaching and assessment materials, as well as how to implement them in their college introductory astronomy courses. To accomplish this goal, participants learn how to create productive learning environments by reviewing research on the nature of teaching and learning; setting course goals and objectives; and using interactive lectures, peer instruction, engaging demonstrations, collaborative groups, tutorials, and ranking tasks. Participants also learn how to create more effective multiple-choice tests. In Tier II (advanced) Workshops, the overarching goal is to help past workshop participants with their obstacles to implementing a learner-centered introductory college astronomy course. Workshop participants work to understand how students learn while engaged in learner-centered activities and what the role of the instructor is in the learner-centered class. CAE regional workshops are held at community colleges around the country, NASA Research Centers, and in conjunction with professional society meetings, such as the American Astronomical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, and also through the infrastructure of the National Science Foundation's Summer Chautauqua Workshop program. The NASA Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) is a partnership with the Univ. of Arizona Conceptual Astronomy & Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team. CAE is supported by NASA JPL's Navigator Public Engagement program (consisting of several space telescopes--including SIM PlanetQuest, the Terrestrial Planet Finder, the Keck Interferometer, and the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer--whose ultimate mission is to search for extrasolar planets) and the Spitzer Space Telescope Education and Public Outreach Program.

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

2006-12-01

133

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

134

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2015-01-01

135

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.

136

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.

137

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

138

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

E-print Network

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

Sikes, Derek S.

139

GeoGebra Workshop for the Initial Teacher Training in Primary Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lopez, Natalia Ruiz

2011-01-01

140

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

141

1IUCEE Workshop: VLSI Design, Day 4 Today's Topic: Research in Education  

E-print Network

1IUCEE Workshop: VLSI Design, Day 4 A. Mason July 2008 ·Today's Topic: Research in Education VLSI. resources 11:00 Trends in VLSI 11:30 12:00 VLSI Implementations of DSP Research: Bio-medical Electronics 12 engaging in research? ·Keep up-to-date with science/engineering advances · research requires you to work

Mason, Andrew

142

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gass, Michael A., Comp.; And Others

143

Implementing Randomized Field Trials in Education: Report of a Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

144

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2003-01-01

145

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

146

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Feldman, Frederick

1999-09-01

147

Teachers' Domain: Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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[Patient education in practice-a workshop in a small group].  

PubMed

The aim of the workshop was to work out concrete plans and steps for implementing patient education courses in an outpatient setting by the collaborative arthritis centers in Germany. Primarily the patient education model of Lower Saxony was illustrated as an example of successful implementation of patient education programs in practice. In this state patient education courses are run in cooperation between the Arthritis Center of Hannover and the League against Rheumatism in Lower Saxony. Both institutions are in discussion with the health insurance companies for paying the costs for the patient education courses. Then the group discussed several important aspects which have to be considered when establishing patient education courses such as recruiting and motivating the trainers, recruiting the participants, choosing adequate rooms, fund raising and responsibilities. The participants considered the patient education model of Lower Saxony as a transferable model for every collaborative arthritis center in Germany and recommended to follow that path. PMID:14648087

Mattussek, S; Berg, P; Bönisch, A; von Loeben, Ch

2003-01-01

149

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

150

The Illinois Office of Education Consulting/Linkage Skills Awareness Workshop. Context, Activities, and Implications for Future Training. A Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the week of July 11, 1977, the Illinois Office of Education (IOE) hosted a consulting/linkage skills awareness workshop in Springfield, Illinois. The workshop was part of a reorganization process that began in 1975 when IOE planners determined to separate the regulatory functions from the service functions of the agency. As a result, the…

CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.

151

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, and…

Copas, Ernestine M., Ed.; And Others

152

Building the Future: Dental Hygiene Education and Practice. Workshop III (Chicago, Illinois, February 13-15, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A summary of the third in a series of workshops to consider the future of dental hygiene education and practice is presented. Papers are as follows: "Keynote Address. Building the Future Workshop: Realizing, Reckoning, Risking" (Susan Miller); "Sample Curriculum: Four-Year College Setting" (Kathleen Lukken); "Reaction Paper: Sample Curriculum in a…

American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL.

153

A summative evaluation of a HIV\\/AIDS Early Childhood Care, Education and Development Teacher Training Workshop in Mongu, Zambia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. To conduct a summative evaluation of an Early Childhood Care, Education and Development (ECCED) Teacher Training Workshop in Mongu, Zambia by assessing changes in knowledge, attitudes and intent to use the information. ^ Study design. A matched cohort survey design was used with additional qualitative data collected by structured observation of workshop sessions, daily facilitator and participant debriefs and

Jessica Rene Zesch

2009-01-01

154

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

155

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

156

Columbia University Biotechnology Association  

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

Tong, Liang

157

Astronomy education through hands-on photography workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

158

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

159

Report on the Workshop on the Use of Radio and Television in Workers' Education (Geneva, 20-30 November 1967).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The potential value of radio and television in labor education, technical aspects, information dissemination, practical measures for promoting labor education broadcasting, and additional means of promoting the production of suitable program materials were discussed at this 1967 International Labour Office (ILO) workshop of labor educators and…

International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland). International Vocational Training Information and Research Centre.

160

New Approaches to Secondary Education: Italian Problems and Prospects. Report on a Workshop (Frascati, Italy, May 4-8, 1970).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes an international workshop held in 1970 to consider new approaches to Italian secondary education. At the conference, educational experts from the United Kingdom, France, West Germany, the United States, Norway, Sweden, and Yugoslavia, as well as two members of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation met with 23…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

161

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.

162

Workshop on ``Astronomy in High Education in Greece''  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As one of the initiatives undertaken to promote Astronomy in Greece, particularly in view of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.), in collaboration with the Hellenic Association of the Laboratory Centers of Physical Sciences, organized a special workshop, under the umbrella of the 9th Hellenic Astronomical Conference, addressed to school teachers. The aim was to develop and promote teaching of Astronomy, which is currently an optional subject, offered during the second year of senior high school (Lyceum).

Metaxa, M.; Seiradakis, J.; Hatzidimitriou, D.; Niarchos, P.

2010-07-01

163

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

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

164

Quality Assurance in Transnational Higher Education. ENQA Workshop Report 11  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

165

Qualitative Approaches to Educational Evaluation: A Regional Conference-Workshop  

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This paper reports on a conference held at the Leyte Institute of Technology, Tacloban City, The Philippines. Entitled: Qualitative Approaches to Educational Evaluation, it was a cooperative venture between the College of Arts and Sciences at the Leyte Institute of Technology and the School of Education at Flinders University. A central purpose of…

Banfield, Grant; Cayago-Gicain, Ma. Socorro

2006-01-01

166

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

167

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.

168

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.

169

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...

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Didactic Lecture Versus Interactive Workshop for Continuing Pharmacy Education on Reproductive Health: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  

PubMed

Pharmacists are routinely providing reproductive health counseling in community pharmacies, but studies have revealed significant deficits in their competencies. Therefore, continuing pharmacy education (CPE) could be utilized as a valuable modality to upgrade pharmacists' capabilities. A randomized controlled trial was designed to compare the efficacy of CPE meetings (lecture based vs. workshop based) on contraception and male sexual dysfunctions. Sixty pharmacists were recruited for each CPE meeting. Small group training using simulated patients was employed in the workshop-based CPE. Study outcomes were declarative/procedural knowledge, attitudes, and satisfaction of the participants. Data were collected pre-CPE, post-CPE, and 2 months afterward and were analyzed using repeated measure analysis of variance and Mann-Whitney U test. Results showed that lecture-based CPE was more successful in improving pharmacists' knowledge post-CPE (p < .001). In contrast, a significant decrease was observed in the lecture-based group at follow-up (p = .002), whereas the workshop-based group maintained their knowledge over time (p = 1.00). Knowledge scores of both groups were significantly higher at follow-up in comparison with pre-CPE (p < .01). No significant differences were observed regarding satisfaction and attitudes scores between groups. In conclusion, an interactive workshop might not be superior to lecture-based training for improving pharmacists' knowledge and attitudes in a 1-day CPE meeting. PMID:24326480

Javadi, Mohammadreza; Kargar, Alireza; Gholami, Kheirollah; Hadjibabaie, Molouk; Rashidian, Arash; Torkamandi, Hassan; Sarayani, Amir

2013-12-10

171

Final Report: Northern Virginia Community College Training for Biotechnology Workers  

SciTech Connect

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

Weiss, Johanna V

2010-05-31

172

Cultural Diversity and Early Education: Report of a Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The increasingly diverse ethnic composition of the nation's children poses new opportunities, but also serious challenges, to the nation's education institutions, including the early childhood programs that lay the foundation for children's school experience and achievement. In light of the controversy on this subject, its significance for…

Phillips, Deborah, Ed.; Crowell, Nancy A., Ed.

173

Notes from Workshop Center for Open Education. March 1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a collection of articles on various subjects in education. "Aspects of a Bilingual Classroom" includes considerations of the function of self-confidence and the nature of the curriculum in a classroom with bilingual students. "Learning to Read" discusses reading instruction from the point of view of child development, with special…

Dropkin, Ruth, Ed.; Tobier, Arthur, Ed.

174

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

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

176

The Effects of a "Project Learning Tree" Workshop on Pre-service Teachers' Attitudes toward Teaching Environmental Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine if a 7-hour "Project Learning Tree" (PLT) workshop had a positive effect on pre-service teachers' attitudes toward teaching environmental education. The subjects of the study were 140 pre-service teachers enrolled in an elementary science education course in Pennsylvania. Attitude was measured using the…

Kunz, Dorothea E.

177

Population Education in the South Pacific. Report of a Sub-Regional Workshop (Suva, Fiji, October 1-12, 1979).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The governments of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Tonga participated in a workshop designed to stimulate interest and understanding of population education and help the participating countries write proposals for national population education programs for financial and technical support from UNESCO and other agencies. This report is…

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

178

MATCHE: Management Approach to Teaching Consumer and Homemaking Education. Proceedings: MATCHE III Workshop (Fresno, California, March 7-8, 1977).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings in the areas of textiles and clothing and management are presented in this third-workshop report of the Management Approach to Teaching Consumer and Homemaking Education (MATCHE), a preservice home economics teacher education curriculum design. Presentation areas include new developments and trends in home management, new trends and…

California State Univ., Fresno. Dept. of Home Economics.

179

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

1999

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

HARDWICK, ARTHUR LEE

181

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Chaudhury, S. Raj

2002-01-01

182

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Zoller, Uri

2005-08-01

183

Algal biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The review gives a general outline of macro and microalgal biotechnology. The main methods by which algae are cultivated and\\u000a harvested are described. The first section deals with the environmental factors affecting mass culture and the principles\\u000a governing the design and operation of mass cultivation systems. The second section gives the main current and potential uses\\u000a of algae: in wastewater

R. J. P. Cannell

1990-01-01

184

Educating the Disabled: Report of a Regional Planning Seminar and Workshop on Special Education (Coimbatore, India, August 12-24, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document reports on a regional (Asia and the Pacific) seminar and workshop held in August 1985, addressing the education of disabled persons. Nations represented included India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The seminar considered planning measures in support of implementing education services to the disabled and…

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

185

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Malpica, Carlos

186

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2004-01-01

187

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2004-01-01

188

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

189

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

190

Resources and applications of industrial biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book reviews the cooperation between academic researchers and industrial biotechnologists. This volume consists of major articles from Industrial Biotechnology which reflect both the educational nature and wide range of the journal's literature. The book presents a selective view of the basic biological processes that are the resources of biotechnology and their major applications in industry, coupled with stimulating views

Greenshields

1987-01-01

191

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kwon, Hyuksoo; Chang, Mido

2009-01-01

192

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.

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Perspectives in biotechnology and applied microbiology  

SciTech Connect

Upon an invitation from Arab Burea of Education for the Gulf States 'ABEGS', an International Converence on Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conference was sponsored by ABEGS and organised through cooperation with Saudi Biological Society (SEBS). The main topics were grouped into sections representing seven themes of Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology-production of microbial proteins; utilization of microorganisms for the production of chemicals; microbial treatment and utilization of waste; continuous culture; application of biotechnology in plant science; applied microbiology and environment and applied microbiology and biotechnology; international cooperation between developed and developing countries.

Alani, D.I.

1986-01-01

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

HARRIS, JAMES N.; SHERARD, AUSTELL O.

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

Research in Biotechnology and  

E-print Network

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

Ma, Yi

197

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

198

Meet your meat: The argument for increasing education and public outreach regarding the regulation and safety of animal biotechnology.  

PubMed

Biotechnology has evolved beyond the realm of child's guess-and-check to a precise science, and now promises to help solve some of the globe's most pressing challenges, including food insecurity and environmental degradation. Beyond this, biotechnology also represents an important part of the American intellectual property landscape. Unlike transgenic plants, no transgenic animals have yet to reach the American dinner table, despite the fact that transgenic animals offer cheap, healthy, and an environmentally friendly source of protein. AquaBounty's AquAdvantage Salmon, which counts itself among the most heavily regulated product in the Food and Drug Administration's history, suffers greatly from negative stigma from special interest groups and the media. This article will examine the important role of biotechnology in America's intellectual property market, the regulation of the AquAdvantage Salmon, and transgenic animal products more generally, before FDA, as well as some of misinformation about AquAdvantage that has been presented to the American public. This article additionally advocates for FDA to adopt a more proactive public outreach role in explaining to the American public, in terms accessible to the layperson, what a transgenic animal product is, how FDA regulates transgenic animal products, and why FDA feels these products are safe for human consumption. In doing so, this article hopes to establish that FDA is best suited to provide the American public with objective facts surrounding this highly stigmatized product. PMID:24640611

Ball, Kaitlin M

2013-01-01

199

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

200

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

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

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

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

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

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

Ben-Jacob, Marion G.

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

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

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

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Microgravity Materials and Biotechnology Experiments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Vlasse, Marcus

1998-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-12-01

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

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

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

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Western Australian school students' understanding of biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dawson, Vaille; Schibeci, Renato

2003-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-06-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

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Engineering in the Service of Society: New Educational Programs. IEEE Workshop Record. University of Kentucky, Lexington, August 26-27, 1974).  

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Twenty-seven papers related to the themes of making engineering education more responsive to societal needs and integrating social implications into curriculum which were read and/or submitted at the workshop appear in the text. In addition, the results of five workshops sessions are reported. Summaries and recommendations are made in the areas…

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., New York, NY.

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

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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.

216

Educational Research Workshop on Computers and Science in Primary Education. General Report.  

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Presented at a week-long conference on the importance of research in education, this paper focuses on four components of the educational system: the learner, the curriculum, the instructor, and the context. For each of these components, questions are raised and research is suggested. For the learner, these concern the value of research for learner…

Adams, Frank

217

Report of the Fifth Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Birds-of-a-Feather Workshop Sessions: Numerical Methods Workshop.  

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This workshop was for participants who were interested in developing a numerical methods course. The contents of a numerical methods text were covered, with special emphasis on nonlinear least squares analysis, and the Runge-Kutta method of integrating systems of first-order differential equations. (BB)

Johnson, K. J.

1979-01-01

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

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

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

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Women's Education: The Contending Discourses and Possibilities for Change. Promoting the Empowerment of Women. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).  

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This booklet reflects issues raised at a workshop on women's education and empowerment held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education. It focuses on promoting empowerment for women in educational contexts ranging from formal education systems to literacy and poverty alleviation programs. Section 1 discusses two perspectives on…

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

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Industrial Development and the Planning of Higher Education. Report of an IIEP Workshop (Dalian, People's Republic of China, June 3-20, 1986).  

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The objectives of this workshop, jointly sponsored by the State Education Commission of the People's Republic of China and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), were to: discuss the problem of the relationship between the development of higher education, industrial growth, and technical change; analyze the growth of the…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.

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A Report on the Workshop for the Preparation of Tentative Objectives and Guidelines for Resident Outdoor Education Programs for Urban Disadvantaged Youth.  

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A workshop on outdoor education, funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title V, was held to develop guidelines for a residential program for urban disadvantaged youth. Participants came from various educational and other disciplines. Resource speakers and leaders were also involved. Tentative guidelines and objectives were produced…

Vogl, Robert L.

222

Biotechnology Laboratory Spring 2012  

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

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Biotechnology 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.

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

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

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

2011-06-01

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Biochemistry and Biotechnology  

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Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Volumes 113­116 (12 Biochemistry and Biotechnology Vol. 113­116, 2004 Copyright © 2004 by Humana Press Inc. All rights of anyProcess Engineering Research Center and 2 Department of BioSystems and Bioinformatics Research Center, Korea Advanced

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Biochemistry and Biotechnology  

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Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Volumes 113­116 (12 Biochemistry and Biotechnology Vol. 113­116, 2004 Copyright © 2004 by Humana Press Inc. All rights of anyProcess Engineering Research Center, and 2 Department of BioSystems and Bioinformatics Research Center, Korea Advanced

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Biotechnology DEGREE PROGRAMME  

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engineering of those organisms to improve an industrial process. The study of biotechnology at UniversityBSc (Hons) Biotechnology DEGREE PROGRAMME GUIDE 2013-2014 #12;BSc (Hons) Biotechnology Introduction Degree Aims and Outcomes General Enquiries General Requirements Industrial Placements Looking

Levi, Ran

228

biotechnologies: technology, choice  

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

Sussex, University of

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jones, Donald W., Ed.

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

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Purpose In order to build up a system of international cooperative research in the field of animal Spin-offs in Animal Biotechnology Project of Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program biotechnology, animal stem cell engineering and healthcare biotechnology, the Graduate School of Bioagricultural

Takahashi, Ryo

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

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

Praveen, C.

2010-01-01

232

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

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

Hazelden Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Cristine; Bingman, Beth

2007-01-01

234

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

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Winter Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Council of Outdoor Educators of Quebec, Montreal.

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Elements of some national policies for bio-technology  

SciTech Connect

UNIDO pub on national policies in some developed countries regarding biotechnology - covers prospects of a 'biotechnological revolution' affecting many industrial sectors elaboration of national plans of action; government policy summarizes guidelines issued in Canada, UK, USA, France, Japan and Germany FR, as an aid to decision making and the definition of priorities. Additional references: research, education, training, investment.

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1982-03-08

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Productivity Workshop Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a plan for conducting productivity workshops sponsored by state vocational education agencies for state agency staff, field vocational educators, and representatives of businesses and industry. The rationale is discussed, and workshop goals and objectives are stated. Suggested procedures are described for the attainment of…

Drewes, Donald W.

238

Montana State University 1 Biotechnology  

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biotechnology industries are involved in developing products to maintain biodiversity, restore soil and water in either an academic or industrial setting. Students successfully completing a biotechnology curriculumMontana State University 1 Biotechnology Note: MSU's programs in the biological sciences

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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

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

Bigler, Amber M.; Hanegan, Nikki L.

2011-01-01

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78 FR 17220 - Request for Information (RFI) Regarding the Planned Biotechnology Development Module (BDM) As...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a document in the Federal Register of March 4, 2013, requesting information regarding utilization alternatives for the planned Biotechnology Development Module (BDM) a planned component of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) and announcing a workshop for all interested parties. Due to sequestration, the workshop is postponed until......

2013-03-20

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BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM 20132014 HANDBOOK  

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BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM 20132014 HANDBOOK #12;TTaabbllee ooff CCoonntteennttss Biotechnology Training Program Administration..........................2 History and Overview)....................................................5 Lab Requirements and Rotations.............................................6 Industrial Internship

Muzzio, Fernando J.

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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).  

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

American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.

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Infusing Authentic Inquiry into Biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hanegan, Nikki L.; Bigler, Amber

2009-10-01

244

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

245

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

246

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

247

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

248

Mathematical and Biological Scientists Assess the State-of-the-Art in RNA Science at an IMA Workshop RNA in Biology, Bioengineering and  

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Workshop RNA in Biology, Bioengineering and Biotechnology Tamar Schlick§ Department of Chemistry in Biology, Bioengineering, and Biotechnology are summa- rized, including recent developments in RNA applications in bioengineering, therapeutics, and nanotechnology. Currently, however, most advances in RNA

Schlick, Tamar

249

Promoting research and education in basic space science: the approach of the UN\\/ESA workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

The United Nations\\/European Space Agency workshops on basic space science are a long-term effort for the development of astrophysics and space science and regional and international cooperation in this field on a world-wide basis, particularly in developing nations. The first four workshops in this series (India (1991), Costa Rica and Colombia (1992), Nigeria (1993), Egypt (1994)) explored the status of

Hans J. Haubold

2003-01-01

250

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

PubMed Central

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

2005-01-01

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New master program in management in biophotonics and biotechnologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2006-08-01

252

Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology GENOMICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY  

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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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

255

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

E-print Network

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

Wee, Loo Kang

2012-01-01

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harlen, Wynne, Ed.

257

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

258

Analytical Challenges in Biotechnology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Glajch, Joseph L.

1986-01-01

259

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

King, Chris

2014-01-01

260

THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM--COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT, IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORKSHOP (UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, IOWA CITY, JUNE 12-16, 1967).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS WORKSHOP ON THE COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM PRESENTED MATERIAL OF INTEREST TO PERSONNEL OF BOTH NEW AND ESTABLISHED COLLEGES. FOUR APPROACHES WERE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL--(1) THE USE OF A CORE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE A COMMON EXPERIENCE FOR ALL STUDENTS BEFORE THEY DECIDE BETWEEN AN OCCUPATIONAL COURSE OR HIGHER LEVEL…

Iowa Univ., Iowa City.

261

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.

262

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

263

Workshop on Embedded Systems Education (WESE'05), Sep. 22, 2005. pp. 44--51 A System for Automatic Testing of Embedded  

E-print Network

Workshop on Embedded Systems Education (WESE'05), Sep. 22, 2005. pp. 44--51 A System for AutomaticË?odhandl, and Bettina Weiss Vienna University of Technology, Embedded Computing Systems Group E182­2, Treitlstr. 3--- As student numbers in embedded systems lab courses increase, it becomes more and more time

264

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

265

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cryer, Patricia

1988-01-01

266

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

267

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.

268

Australian Undergraduate Biotechnology Student Attitudes towards the Teaching of Ethics  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tamra Lysaght; Philip J. Rosenberger III; Ian Kerridge

2006-01-01

269

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

270

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

271

[Educational initiative of the German Society of Urology for innovative research : Workshops 2009].  

PubMed

The tasks of the Working Group on Urological Research (AuF) of the German Society of Urology (DGU) are to support communication and initiation of joint ventures in German urology and to cooperate with associated subjects and neighboring countries. The annual "wet lab workshops" needs a space between annual and "wet lab workshops" on the topics of tumor cell culture, gene silencing, proteomics, and tissue engineering and the use instead of annual topic-related symposium"urological research," organized and carried out by the AuF as of 2009, serve to achieve a close change to closer integration of praxis and theory. This should contribute to a lasting quality improvement of the scientific work in urology. Accomplishing these objectives seems urgently necessary to preserve the interests of urologists, because more than ever research has become indispensable in an increasingly difficult environment of health care policy. PMID:20111922

Sievert, K-D; Unteregger, G; Nawroth, R; Junker, K; Becker, C; Wullich, B

2010-01-01

272

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

273

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

274

Opportunities for Biotechnology and Policy  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

275

ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY  

EPA Science Inventory

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

276

ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY  

EPA Science Inventory

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

277

Opportunities for biotechnology and policy  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

278

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.

279

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

280

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2007-01-01

281

Biotechnology: Upstream Processing Associate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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

283

Biotechnology Through Time  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2014-04-30

284

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.

285

Timely Topics: Hypertension Education--A Summative Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Care Providers' Knowledge, Roles, and Attitudes; Effects of Enforced Behavior Change on Attitudes; Evaluation of a Workshop on Patient Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three articles discuss (1) an investigation of how nurses' attitudes, knowledge, and practice changed after a continuing education program on nursing management of adults with essential hypertension; (2) a study showing that even with enforced behavior changes, attitudes are slow to change; and (3) a workshop on principles of effective patient…

Cattron, Judith M.; And Others

1984-01-01

286

Biotechnology SchoolofMedicalSciences  

E-print Network

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

Levi, Ran

287

Plant biotechnology and developing countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gary H. Toenniessen; John OToole

1995-01-01

288

The Ohio Science Workbook: Biotechnology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reames, Spencer E., Comp.

289

Industrial biotechnology: Tools and applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 pro-

Weng Lin Tang; Huimin Zhao

2009-01-01

290

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.

291

Biotechnology and derived products  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

292

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

293

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...

294

Equip a Biotechnology Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

295

Extended Biotechnology Courses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Heitz, Judi

296

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

297

Field of Expertise Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

298

Book Review Pharmaceutical Biotechnology  

E-print Network

bioformulations use biotechnology prin- ciples such as recombinant DNA technology to design more effective protein-scale protein synthesis, recombinant DNA technology is used. This includes extracting the DNA or RNA of interest from biological samples such as cells or tissues, integrating the DNA encoding the protein of interest

Mallela, Krishna M. G.

299

Biotechnology and Drought Tolerance  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

300

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, ...

301

carleton.ca Biotechnology  

E-print Network

biotechnology; antibiotic development and resistance; detection of food-borne pathogens; cryopreservation. Wheat, cotton and other agricultural plants can be made pest resistant and more tolerant of drought or extremes in temperature. Plants and animals can be used to produce drugs and medicines for the treatment

Dawson, Jeff W.

302

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

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How Japanese students reason about agricultural biotechnology.  

PubMed

Many have claimed that education of the ethical issues raised by biotechnology is essential in universities, but there is little knowledge of its effectiveness. The focus of this paper is to investigate how university students assess the information given in class to make their own value judgments and decisions relating to issues of agricultural biotechnology, especially over genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Analysis of homework reports related with agricultural biotechnology after identification of key concepts and ideas in each student report is presented. The ideas were sorted into different categories. The ideas were compared with those in the reading materials using the same categories. These categories included: concern about affects on humans, affects on the environment, developing countries and starvation, trust in industry, responsibility of scientists, risk perception, media influence, need for (international) organizations or third parties, and information dissemination. What was consistent through the different years was that more than half of the students took a "neutral" position. A report was scored as "neutral" when the report included both the positive and negative side of an issue, or when the student could not make a definite decision about the use of GMOs and GM food. While it may be more difficult to defend a strong ''for" or "against" position, some students used logical arguments successfully in doing so. Sample comments are presented to depict how Japanese students see agricultural technology, and how they value its application, with comparisons to the general social attitudes towards biotechnology. PMID:15586729

Maekawa, Fumi; Macer, Darryl

2004-10-01

304

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

PubMed Central

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

Isoldi, Kathy K.; Dolar, Veronika

2015-01-01

305

Li'l Red Schoolhouse workshops  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Education specialists at Stennis conduct staff development workshops for elementary and secondary teachers of math, science and technology and other subjects as well as specialized workshops conducted in the NASA Li'l Red Schoolhouse.

1993-01-01

306

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

307

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.

308

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Sohan, Donna Elizabeth

309

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

310

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bitner-Corvin, Betty L.

311

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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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

313

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

315

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ellebrecht, Ingrid, Ed.; And Others

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Larry E. Suter

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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

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Elemental analysis in biotechnology.  

PubMed

This article focuses on analytical strategies integrating atomic spectroscopy in biotechnology. The rationale behind developing such methods is inherently linked to unique features of the key technique in elemental analysis, which is inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: (1) the high sensitivity and selectivity of state of the art instrumentation, (2) the possibility of accurate absolute quantification even in complex matrices, (3) the capability of combining elemental detectors with chromatographic separation methods and the versatility of the latter approach, (4) the complementarity of inorganic and organic mass spectrometry, (5) the multi-element capability and finally (6) the capability of isotopic analysis. The article highlights the most recent bio-analytical developments exploiting these methodological advantages and shows the potential in biotechnological applications. PMID:25280374

Hann, Stephan; Dernovics, Mihaly; Koellensperger, Gunda

2015-02-01

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Electron shuttles in biotechnology.  

PubMed

Electron-shuttling compounds (electron shuttles [ESs], or redox mediators) are essential components in intracellular electron transfer, while microbes also utilize self-produced and naturally present ESs for extracellular electron transfer. These compounds assist in microbial energy metabolism by facilitating electron transfer between microbes, from electron-donating substances to microbes, and/or from microbes to electron-accepting substances. Artificially supplemented ESs can create new routes of electron flow in the microbial energy metabolism, thereby opening up new possibilities for the application of microbes to biotechnology processes. Typical examples of such processes include halogenated-organics bioremediation, azo-dye decolorization, and microbial fuel cells. Herein we suggest that ESs can be applied widely to create new microbial biotechnology processes. PMID:19833503

Watanabe, Kazuya; Manefield, Mike; Lee, Matthew; Kouzuma, Atsushi

2009-12-01

320

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.

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Engineering synergy in biotechnology.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-05-01

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Graduate Interdisciplinary Faculty of Biotechnology Professional Program  

E-print Network

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

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Consumer effects of biotechnology. Agriculture information bulletin  

SciTech Connect

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.

Reilly, J.M.

1989-12-01

324

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

325

Biotechnology and molecular diagnostics.  

PubMed

Molecular diagnostic applications of biotechnology have allowed the exploitation of biological processes for the industrial production of bio-products that are used for diagnostic purposes. Advances in genetic-related technologies together with a multidisciplinary interplay of several fields led to the development of genomics which is focusing at the detection of pathogenetic events at the genome level. Both structural and functional genomic approaches are shaping the technological challenge of the discovery of disease-related genes and the identification of their structural alterations or elucidation of gene function. Some of the emerging technologies and diagnostic applications of both structural and functional genomics will be summarised, including the issues related to identification of disease-genes, detection of genetic alterations, mutation scanning and DNA chip technology or those related to expression genetics (hybridisation-, PCR- and sequence-based technologies), two-hybrid technology and bioinformatics and computational biology, respectively. Further advances of genetic engineering have also revolutionised immunoassay biotechnology via engineering of antibody-encoding genes and the phage display technology. A comment will also be given about some of the issues related to the commercialisation and widespread diffusion of genetic information derived from the exploitation of the biotechnology industry and the development and marketing of diagnostic services. PMID:10607845

Gulino, A

1999-01-01

326

ActionBioscience: Issues in Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Workshop on Embedded Systems Education (WESE'05), Sep. 22, 2005. pp. 3643 A Case Study in Efficient Microcontroller Education  

E-print Network

the course material, but must also be oriented towards a maximum transfer of knowledge with a minimum amount,gg,proske¡ @ecs.tuwien.ac.at Abstract-- Undergraduate education typically is characterized by a large number of students. Therefore, courses must be conducted efficiently and should not only focus on conveying

328

History of Biotechnology in Austria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Austria has contributed significantly to the progress of the biotechnologies in the past and is actively engaged in doing\\u000a so today. This review describes the early history of biotechnology in Austria, beginning with the Vienna process of baker’s\\u000a yeast manufacture in 1846, up to the achievements of the 20th century, e.g. the submerged vinegar process, penicillin V, immune\\u000a biotechnology, biomass

M. Roehr

329

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

330

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

331

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nielsen, Natalie

2011-01-01

332

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

333

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

334

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MCCALLEY, HAZEL; AND OTHERS

335

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ali Demirci

2008-01-01

336

World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Fralin Life Science Institute DNA Biotechnology Kit  

E-print Network

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

Virginia Tech

338

Biotechnology and Bioengineering.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides basic information on discipline-based art education (DBAE), science and DBAE, and science education and art education. Focuses on the interest that these topics and the DBAE curriculum might have for biology teachers. (DDR)

Flannery, Maura C.

1998-01-01

339

Development of a genetics education workshop curriculum for Native American college and university students.  

PubMed

The long-term goal of Genetic Education for Native Americans (GENA), a project funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), is to provide a balance of scientific and cultural information about genetics and genetic research to Native Americans and thereby to improve informed decision making. The project provides culturally sensitive education about genetic research to Native American medical students and college and university students. Curriculum development included focus groups, extensive review of available curricula, and collection of information about career opportunities in genetics. Special attention was focused on genetic research to identify key concepts, instructional methods, and issues that are potentially troublesome or sensitive for Native Americans. Content on genetic research and careers in genetics was adapted from a wide variety of sources for use in the curriculum. The resulting GENA curriculum is based on 24 objectives arranged into modules customized for selected science-related conference participants. The curriculum was pretested with Native American students, medical and general university, health care professionals, and basic scientists. Implementation of the curriculum is ongoing. This article describes the development and pretesting of the genetics curriculum for the project with the expectation that the curriculum will be useful for genetics educators working in diverse settings. PMID:11454745

Burhansstipanov, L; Bemis, L; Dignan, M; Dukepoo, F

2001-07-01

340

Integrated Nanofluidic Systems for Systems Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

Fisher, Frank

341

Laboratory Math for Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

342

A Portable Computer Security Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wagner, Paul J.; Phillips, Andrew T.

2006-01-01

343

Systems biotechnology for strain improvement  

E-print Network

- ceutical, chemical, food and agricultural industries. Biotechnological production of small-volume high The indispensable role of biotechnology is increasing in nearly every industry, including the healthcare, pharma-value drugs, chemicals and bioproducts is well justified econ- omically. However, production of large

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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...

345

Mass Spectrometry and Biotechnology Resource  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

346

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

347

Biotechnological production of pyruvic acid  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pyruvic acid is an important organic acid widely used in the chemical and drug, as well as agrochemical, industries. Compared with the chemical method, biotechnological production of pyruvic acid is an alternative approach because of the low cost. An overview of biotechnological production of pyruvate, including direct fermentative production employing eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms, production by a resting cell method

Y. Li; J. Chen; S.-Y. Lun

2001-01-01

348

Linking marine biology and biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rocky de Nys; Peter D Steinberg

2002-01-01

349

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cuff, Patricia A.

2013-01-01

350

Studying Biotechnological Methods Using Animations: The Teacher's Role  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Animation has great potential for improving the way people learn. A number of studies in different scientific disciplines have shown that instruction involving computer animations can facilitate the understanding of processes at the molecular level. However, using animation alone does not ensure learning. Students sometimes miss essential features when they watch only animations, mainly due to the cognitive load involved. Moreover, students seem to attribute a great deal of authority to the computer and may develop misconceptions by taking animations of abstract concepts too literally. In this study, we attempted to explore teachers' perceptions concerning the use of animations in the classroom while studying biotechnological methods, as well as the teachers' contribution to the enactment of animations in class. Thirty high-school biotechnology teachers participated in a professional development workshop, aimed at investigating how teachers plan for and support learning with animation while studying biotechnological methods in class. From that sample, two teachers agreed to participate in two case studies aimed at characterizing teachers' contribution to the enactment of animations in class while studying biotechnological methods. Our findings reveal marked teacher contribution in the following three aspects: establishing the "hands-on" point of view, helping students deal with the cognitive load that accompanies the use of animation, and implementing constructivist aspects of knowledge construction while studying using animations.

Yarden, Hagit; Yarden, Anat

2011-12-01

351

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Agricultural Education Magazine, 2002

2002-01-01

352

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ministry of Education, Taipei (Taiwan).

353

Acquatic Biotechnology: Wave of the Future  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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

355

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 systems…

Klerck, Gilton

2005-01-01

356

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

E-print Network

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

Kaski, Samuel

357

Evaluation of Biotechnology YES Final Report  

E-print Network

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

van Aalten, Daan

358

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

359

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

360

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

361

Using Community Resources. Workshop Resource Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Osborn, Nancy A.

362

An Overview of NASA Biotechnology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Pusey, Marc L.

1997-01-01

363

Biochemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the biochemical engineering and industrial biotechnology programs of the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). Provides descriptions of graduate courses, along with a sample of current research activities. Includes a discussion of the programs' mechanisms for technology transfer. (TW)

Moo-Young, Murray

1986-01-01

364

Agricultural biotechnology in developing countries.  

PubMed

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

Dookun, A

2001-01-01

365

Intoduction~ Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter provides an overview of the book, Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology: Economic Issues and Framework for Analysis. The book presents the results of three years of collaborative research in which the authors aimed to develop a coherent\\u000a and economics-based approach to policy-making in the management of biotechnology and biodiversity. Namely, it explores the\\u000a economics of both the conservation of

Joseph C. Cooper; Leslie Lipper; David Zilberman

366

Expanding indications for biotechnology agents.  

PubMed

Many biotechnology products currently on the market were initially approved for indications affecting only a small number of patients. However, pharmaceutical manufacturers have continued to study these agents for potential new therapeutic uses. The result is that several of these products are now approved for multiple uses involving large patient populations. In many cases, the biotechnology agents are being used in patients for whom no effective therapy was previously available. PMID:7754973

Piascik, P

1995-04-01

367

The Industrial Potential of Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter addresses the problem of new industry formation in general — using competence bloc analysis (G. Eliasson and\\u000a Ä. Eliasson 1996) — and the industrial potential of biotechnology in particular. Is biotechnology one of the gateways to the\\u000a new economy? This problem is large — to say the least — and incorporates a whole range of sub-themes, linking science

Gunnar Eliasson

368

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.

369

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

370

Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure University Students' Biotechnology Attitude  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The impact of biotechnologies on peoples' everyday lives continuously increases. Measuring young peoples' attitudes toward biotechnologies is therefore very important and its results are useful not only for science curriculum developers and policy makers, but also for producers and distributors of genetically modified products. Despite of substantial number of instruments which focused on measuring student attitudes toward biotechnology, a majority of them were not rigorously validated. This study deals with the development and validation of an attitude questionnaire toward biotechnology. Detailed information on development and validation process of the instrument is provided. Data gathered from 326 university students provided evidence for the validity and reliability of the new instrument which consists of 28 attitude items on a five point likert type scale. It is believed that the instrument will serve as a valuable tool for both instructors and researchers in science education to assess students' biotechnology attitudes.

Erdogan, Mehmet; Özel, Murat; U?ak, Muhammet; Prokop, Pavol

2009-06-01

371

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.

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCune, Shirley; Matthews, Martha

373

A Review of Research on the Educational Potential of 3-2-1 Contact: A Children's TV Series on Science and Technology. A Report for the Children's Television Workshop and the National Science Foundation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses research related to the educational potential of 3-2-1 CONTACT, a PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) series on science and technology, which was produced by the Children's Television Workshop for a primary target audience of 8- to 12-year-olds in both home and school settings. Conducted over a 6-year period (1977-83), this…

Chen, Milton

374

New Directions in Biotechnology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2003-01-01

375

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

376

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is a report of a one-day workshop sponsored by the Division of Humanities and the Arts, devoted to Shinichi Susuki, Carl Orff, and Zoltan Kodaly. These three musicians shared a common interest--desire to develop more effective approaches in teaching music to children. As an introduction, the teaching philosophy and method of each…

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

377

Space Biotechnology and Commercial Applications University of Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Phillips, Winfred; Evanich, Peggy L.

2004-01-01

378

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Austin, Tiffany Bridgette

379

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

380

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

381

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

382

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...

383

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

E-print Network

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

Fernandez, Eduardo

384

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

E-print Network

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

385

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

386

Biotechnology, Industrial Agriculture, and the Risk Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article evaluates the risk\\/reflexive society perspective empirically by examining debates surrounding agricultural biotechnologies and the relationships between concepts associated with this perspective and support for agricultural biotechnology applications, using data from a regional U.S. Southwest telephone survey (n = 432). The perspective aided in conceptualizing debates surrounding agricultural biotechnology applications. Proponents of biotechnology tend to promote arguments consistent with the industrial

Andrew J. Knight

2007-01-01

387

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Peter Eden

2005-07-01

388

Introduction to Biotechnology: Laboratory Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Wheeler, Angela

389

Biotechnology opportunities on Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1987-01-01

390

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

391

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

392

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

393

Faculty of Science Biology and Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

394

The Center for Biotechnology at Bielefeld University  

E-print Network

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

Moeller, Ralf

395

School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology  

E-print Network

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

396

Master's programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology  

E-print Network

Master's programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology Programme outline The two professional career in the biotechnology field as well as for further academic studies. Industrial that the European chemical industry will regard biotechnology as an essential part of the process and product

Lagergren, Jens

397

Padova, 8 agosto 2012 MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES  

E-print Network

Padova, 8 agosto 2012 MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES Formazione ad hoc per le nuove frontiere mediche Un Mediche/Medical Biotechnologies, erogato completamente in lingua inglese. Il Corso di laurea in Medical Biotechnologies per gli argomenti che affronta ­ legati alla moderna medicina molecolare - e per il fatto di

Schenato, Luca

398

BIOTECHNOLOGY FORUM: A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY.  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

399

Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine  

E-print Network

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

400

AASTRA Leadership Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

American Astronomical Society Teacher Resource Agent Institutes were held in the summers of 1994-1996. From the 215 Agents, sixteen were selected to attend a follow-up leadership workshop for three weeks in July, 1997 at University of Texas at Austin. The workshop followed the recommendations of both the AASTRA formative evaluator and the National Science Education Standards in allowing the participants time to reflect on their practice as teachers and as teacher-leaders. At no financial charge to the project, the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory contributed three workshops of three hours each. These workshops, plus one given by the PI, were taken from "Facilitating Systemic Change in Science and Mathematics Education : A Toolkit for Professional Developers" [ISBN 1-878234-08-0]. In addition, McDonald Observatory contributed six nights of telescope time on the 30-inch telescope with a CCD prime focus camera. In Austin, several astronomers lectured on their research; most of the lectures correlated with the research projects in progress at the Observatory during the teachers' observing run. Several observers allowed the teachers to participate in their observing sessions on the larger telescopes. Participant evaluation of the Leadership Workshop was very positive, both in terms of enhancing their self-image as leaders, enriching their repertoire of activities to use within their classrooms, and introducing them to modern astronomical research techniques. AASTRA is supported by NSF under grant ESI 93- 53377 and the AAS. Additional support is provided by Loyola University of Chicago, Northern Arizona University of Flagstaff, University of Maryland at College Park, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Hemenway, M. K.

1998-05-01

401

Interfacing microbiology and biotechnology. Conference abstracts  

SciTech Connect

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

Maupin, Julia A.

2001-05-19

402

Canadian EdGEO National Workshop Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

403

Research ethics for animal biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Animal biotechnology can be broadly categorized as encompassing the asexual reproduction of animals through cloning, and genetic transformation of animals through the manipulations made possible through recombinant DNA. The character and methods of such manipulations include the creation of 'knockout' animals intended to study gene function on the one hand, and also the insertion of genes originally identified in other

Paul B. Thompson

404

Downstream Processing in Marine Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kai Muffler; Roland Ulber

405

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

406

Biotechnology Facility (BTF) for ISS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1998-01-01

407

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

408

The Future of Plant Biotechnology  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Plant biotechnology has been wildly successful and has literally transformed plant agriculture. There are still undulating concerns about safety and sustainability that critics demand to be addressed. In that light, there are some biotechnoloogies that are being developed that might not only improve...

409

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

410

Biotechnology developments in the livestock sector in developing countries.  

PubMed

Global meat and milk consumption is exponentially increasing due to population growth, urbanization and changes in lifestyle in the developing world. This is an excellent opportunity for developing countries to improve the livestock sector by using technological advances. Biotechnology is one of the avenues for improved production in the "Livestock revolution". Biotechnology developments applied to livestock health, nutrition, breeding and reproduction are improving with a reasonable pace in developing countries. Simple bio-techniques such as artificial insemination have been well implemented in many parts of the developing world. However, advanced technologies including transgenic plant vaccines, marker assisted selection, solid state fermentation for the production of fibrolytic enzymes, transgenic fodders, embryo transfer and animal cloning are confined largely to research organizations. Some developing countries such as Taiwan, China and Brazil have considered the commercialization of biotechnology in the livestock sector. Organized livestock production systems, proper record management, capacity building, objective oriented research to improve farmer's income, collaborations with the developed world, knowledge of the sociology of an area and research on new methods to educate farmers and policy makers need to be improved for the creation and implementation of biotechnology advances in the livestock sector in the developing world. PMID:21415899

Onteru, Suneel; Ampaire, Agatha; Rothschild, Max

2010-01-01

411

The costly benefits of opposing agricultural biotechnology.  

PubMed

Rigorous application of a simple definition of what constitutes opposition to agricultural biotechnology readily encompasses a wide array of key players in national and international systems of food production, distribution and governance. Even though the sum of political and financial benefits of opposing agricultural biotechnology appears vastly to outweigh the benefits which accrue to providers of agricultural biotechnology, technology providers actually benefit from this opposition. If these barriers to biotechnology were removed, subsistence farmers still would not represent a lucrative market for improved seed. The sum of all interests involved ensures that subsistence farmers are systematically denied access to agricultural biotechnology. PMID:20472105

Apel, Andrew

2010-11-30

412

Space solar power workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategic energy alternatives have assumed new importance in the light of growing energy demand, scarce supplies and environmental stress. The Space Solar Power Workshop (SSPW) http:\\/\\/classweb.gatech.edu\\/conf\\/sspw\\/ was created as a cooperative software and hardware development forum to better understand the SSP engineering and business model. It exists, to educate the interested public about this SSP opportunity. The SSPW intends to

D. Preble

2001-01-01

413

The rise (and decline?) of biotechnology.  

PubMed

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

Kinch, Michael S

2014-11-01

414

Space and biotechnology: An industry profile  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1988-01-01

415

GLOBE Hydrology Workshop SEIP program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2005-01-01

416

Educational Challenges for Engineering. Keynote Address, Engineering in the Service of Society: New Educational Programs. IEEE Workshop Record (University of Kentucky, Lexington, August 26-27, 1974).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cited are the educational challenges of undergraduate, graduate, and professional engineering programs; the main emphasis is on the challente to provide engineering education for non-engineering students at both the undergraduate and adult levels. The need for such a program stems from a conviction that no citizen can be considered educated in…

Truxal, John G.

417

Planning a Teachers' Workshop on Japan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is a basic "cookbook" for social studies educators who want to plan and organize a workshop dealing with another culture for elementary and secondary teachers. Japan has been chosen as the model. However, most of the suggestions can be used to present a workshop on another culture as well. There are six major sections. The first…

Heinz, Elgin

418

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.

419

Introduction to the Quality Assurance Workshop in Dentistry: Why Dental Educators Need to Learn How to Develop Practice Guidelines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent Ontario law concerning regulation and coordination of allied health professions has focused attention even more sharply on quality of dental education, and makes development of standards of practice more urgent. Dental educators can assist by researching health care needs, synthesizing information, and helping to write guidelines. (MSE)

Leake, J. L.; Woodward, G. L.

1994-01-01

420

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

421

Biotechnology Science Experiments on Mir  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Kroes, Roger L.

1999-01-01

422

In vitro chili pepper biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  Chili pepper is an important horticultural crop that can surely benefit from plant biotechnology. However, although it is\\u000a a Solanaceous member, developments in plant cell, tissue, and organ culture, as well as on plant genetic transformation, have\\u000a lagged far behind those achieved for other members of the same family, such as tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), and potato (Solanum

Neftali Ochoa-Alejo; Rafael Ramirez-Malagon

2001-01-01

423

Human Health Biotechnologies to 2015  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an overview of the current use of biotechnology to produce human health products and short-term estimates of the number and types of these products that are likely to reach the market by 2015. Relevant health products include biopharmaceuticals, experimental therapies (e.g. cell\\/tissue engineering and gene therapy), small molecule therapeutics, diagnostics, bioinformatics (including DNA sequencing and pharmacogenetics), functional

Anthony Arundel; David Sawaya; Ioana Valeanu

2009-01-01

424

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

425

Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute  

E-print Network

'ic'ally :nauguraled on Ihe 131h 01 Milrct1 1999. This tirst FABI bienn i~ 1 report thue cove' s t'le ee-oc I·om Ao'il 1998 to Augusl 1999. Future reports will cover a two ',ea' period from secie-nce- 1999 to S"otember 200 Reports FABt Team 1998/1 999 Sta ff , Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute FUTURE FORESTS

426

Agricultural biotechnology and Indian newspapers  

E-print Network

would be buying seed every year thus creating a new market for the global seed industry.17 The fears that the multinational corporations will try and take over has been strengthen by the moves made by the moves by various biotechnology firms..., but we were anxious to avoid being drawn into a whirlpool of economic imperialism? 24 In the years after attaining independence India pursued a policy of import substitution industrialization (ISI). Although agriculture was acknowledged as important...

Sivakumar, Gayathri

2004-11-15

427

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

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

Meyers, Steven D.

428

Downstream processing in marine biotechnology.  

PubMed

Downstream processing is one of the most underestimated steps in bioprocesses and this is not only the case in marine biotechnology. However, it is well known, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, that downstreaming is the most expensive and unfortunately the most ineffective part of a bioprocess. Thus, one might assume that new developments are widely described in the literature. Unfortunately this is not the case. Only a few working groups focus on new and more effective procedures to separate products from marine organisms. A major characteristic of marine biotechnology is the wide variety of products. Due to this variety a broad spectrum of separation techniques must be applied. In this chapter we will give an overview of existing general techniques for downstream processing which are suitable for marine bioprocesses, with some examples focussing on special products such as proteins (enzymes), polysaccharides, polyunsaturated fatty acids and other low molecular weight products. The application of a new membrane adsorber is described as well as the use of solvent extraction in marine biotechnology. PMID:16261806

Muffler, Kai; Ulber, Roland

2005-01-01

429

Interactive Workshops--Workshop 6  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-01-01

430

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

431

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

432

Relevance of chemistry to white biotechnology  

PubMed Central

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

Gupta, Munishwar N; Raghava, Smita

2007-01-01

433

Cover picture: biotechnology journal 01/2015.  

PubMed

Special issue: Synthetic Biology. Synthetic biology has become more application oriented, by designing and implementing synthetic pathways in industrial biotechnology. This Special issue, edited by Roland Eils (German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ, and University of Heidelberg), Julia Ritzerfeld (German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg) and Wolfgang Wiechert (IBG-1: Biotechnology, Forschungszentrum Jülich), includes contributions from the Helmholtz Initiative on Synthetic Biology and focusses on applications of synthetic biology in biotechnology. Image: © Sergey Nivens Fotolia.com. PMID:25676053

2015-02-01

434

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.

De Ann Campbell

2007-12-01

435

Stennis hosts educators  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2008-01-01

436

ABT Agricultural Biotechnology College of Agriculture, Food and Environment  

E-print Network

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

MacAdam, Keith

437

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

SciTech Connect

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

David. A Micklos

2006-10-30

438

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

439

Queen's Geography Workshops and Summer Camp Explore Workshops and Summer Camp (Geography Department,  

E-print Network

Queen's Geography Workshops and Summer Camp Explore Workshops and Summer Camp (Geography Department programs and summer camp activities. In the months of May and June, staff will adapt the Ontario curriculum in an educational and interactive summer day camp. Explore's mandate is: To encourage a sense of curiosity

Ellis, Randy

440

Play and Culture. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

441

Software for an Evaluation Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Judi Mathis

1997-01-01

442

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

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1992-01-01

443

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

444

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.

445

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

446

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

447

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Joyner, Randy L., Ed.

448

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arnold, Vivian O., Ed.

449

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

450

Trends in Environmental Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In October of 1975, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with Unesco, conducted an international workshop on environmental education in Belgrade. The papers presented at the workshop were later revised according to the workshop recommendations. These 14 revised papers are organized into four parts: (1) concepts, goals,…

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

451

Agricultural biotechnology: myth and measurement.  

PubMed

The title of this article could easily have been "The Inquisition, The First 100 Million Acres, and Future Quantification Challenges." After approximately 20 years of research, transgenic crops have made it through the maze of scientific and regulatory testing to reach commercial practice and have been adopted at a rapid rate. Plant scientists and growers have quickly recognized the extensive portfolio of benefits that can be obtained: it is analogous to the discovery of electricity (biotech) in a world of candles (conventional breeding). Despite the potential for advancement, a few groups have revolted against biotechnological crops. Misinformation has been used to capture headlines, and good scientific research principles have been castigated by self-appointed judges. Conversely, the probiotech camp has not been good at communicating in a broadly understandable manner, but they have the weight of scientific evidence on their side. There are 100 million acres of commercial transgenic crops, and more than 30,000 intensive field trials have been performed, but not one shred of reproducible evidence indicates that biotechnological crops are dangerous, unsafe, or a threat to the environment. Looking ahead, dozens of new beneficial traits are being explored in laboratories across the world, and their application will bring new issues and more difficult challenges. For example, several genes may be stacked in different combinations to provide trait sets with various levels of added value. These crops will no longer be traded as bulk-mixed commodities; therefore, some mechanism will be required to measure the value at each transaction point. The need to develop standards, operating procedures, and devices for accurate, real-time quantification of multiple possible trait sets may be one of the major limitations to rapid future progress in some sectors of crop biotechnology. PMID:11172489

McLaren, J S

2000-12-01

452

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

E-print Network

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

Lansky, Joshua

453

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Electricity generation from model organic wastewater  

E-print Network

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

454

Magnetic ratchet for biotechnological applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Transport and separation of magnetic beads are important in "lab on a chip" environments for biotechnological applications. One possible solution for this is the on-off ratchet concept. An asymmetric magnetic potential and Brownian motion of magnetic beads are required for such a ratchet. The asymmetric magnetic potential is achieved by combining an external magnetic field with a spatially periodic array of conducting lines. In this work finite element method simulations are carried out to design this asymmetric potential and to evaluate transport rates. Furthermore, experiments are carried out so as to compare to the simulation results.

Auge, A.; Weddemann, A.; Wittbracht, F.; Hütten, A.

2009-05-01

455

Molecular tools for chemical biotechnology  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

456

Certain problems of space biotechnology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Gilyarov, V. N.

1980-01-01

457

EA20: Education and Architecture in the 20th Century. The Design Workshop, Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (4th, Toronto, Ontario, November 16-17, 1971).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains speeches and notes of workshop participants assembled to discuss the planning of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. The workshop was mainly concerned with learning resource centers, college student facilities, and planning for the future. Thirty-three selections cover such topics as appraisal of college development,…

Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto. School Planning and Building Research Section.

458

Agricultural biotechnology: Environmental choices and challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

The potential applications of the new tools of biotechnology to improving agriculture and reducing environmental stress now resulting from a high dependence on the use of chemicals are legion. Important challenges for the scientific community include implementing the process of biotechnology research in a timely fashion and assuring the safety of environmental releases as research progresses from the laboratory to

Maryln K. Cordle; Alvin L. Young

1990-01-01

459

Biotechnology Provides New Tools for Plant Breeding  

E-print Network

Biotechnology Provides New Tools for Plant Breeding TREVOR V. SUSLOW, Cooperative Extension, or bread; composting organic materials; releasing parasitic wasps to control insect pests; breeding plants to understand how modern crop varieties have been developed using plant breeding supplemented by biotechnology

Bradford, Kent

460

Matching Society Values: Students' Views of Biotechnology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

461

Excellence in biotechnology for fuels and chemicals  

SciTech Connect

The Biotechnology Center for Fuels and Chemicals (BCFC) leads a national effort, in cooperation with industry, to develop innovative, market-driven biotechnologies for producing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. The BCFC researchers focus on using bioprocesses to convert renewable biomass feedstocks into valuable products.

Neufeld, S.

1999-04-23

462

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

463

Philadelphia University Department of Biotechnology and  

E-print Network

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

464

Regulation of animal biotechnology: Research needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

465

Biotechnology in the pulp and paper industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

K.-E. L. Eriksson

1990-01-01

466

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.

467

Termites as targets and models for biotechnology.  

PubMed

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

Scharf, Michael E

2015-01-01

468

Fossil energy biotechnology: A research needs assessment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1993-11-01

469

Immunological and Hematopoietic Biotechnology Studies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Fernandez-Botran, Rafael; Sonnenfeld, Gerald

1996-01-01

470

Biotechnology Curriculum Freshman Exploratory: Electrophoresis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Kurtz, Mary Jane

471

Progress towards the 'Golden Age' of biotechnology.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-07-01

472

Women's Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Women's Workshop Notebook is the tool used in the nine-week course designed for the mature woman returning to school at Antelope Valley College. The notebook exercises along with the group interaction and instruction stress the importance of personal assessment of strengths, weaknesses, dreams, deliberations and life history in…

Karelius, Karen

473

Sesame Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

474

NCI Workshop  

Cancer.gov

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

475

Workshop Proceedings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jackoway, Marlin K.

1979-01-01

476

Object Oriented Risk Analysis Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the framework of the RISET Project (Interfaculty Network of Support to Education and Technology) an educational tool for introducing risk analysis has been developed. This workshop enables to carry a group of students (role-play game) through a step-by-step process of risk identification and quantification. The aim is to assess risk in a characteristic alpine village regarding natural hazards (rockfall, snow avalanche, flooding…) and is oriented to affected objects such as buildings, infrastructures... The workshop contains the following steps: 1.- Planning of the study and definition of stakeholders 2.- Hazard identification 3.- Risk analysis 4.- Risk assessment 5.- Proposition of mitigation measures 6- Risk management and cost-benefit analysis. During the process, information related to past events and useful concepts are provided in order to bring up discussion and decision making. The Risk Matrix and other graphical tools allow having a visual representation of the risk level and help to prioritize counter measures. At the end of the workshop, there is the possibility to compare the results between different groups and print out a summarizing report. This approach provides a rapid and comprehensible risk evaluation. The workshop is accessible from the internet and will be used for educational purposes at bachelor and master level as well as for external persons dealing with risk analysis.

Pons, M. Güell I.; Jaboyedoff, M.

2009-04-01

477

Application of Modern Biotechnology to Food and Agriculture: Food Systems Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to provide nutrition educators with an introduction to a range of considerations and forces that are driving the application of modern biotechnology in the food and fiber sector based on a food systems perspective. In doing so, the following issues are critically assessed: (1) the global debate on how to regulate genetically engineered (GE)

Christine McCullum; Charles Benbrook; Lori Knowles; Susan Roberts; Tamara Schryver

2003-01-01

478

Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory Department of Biomedical Sciences Laboratory2009 Edition  

E-print Network

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

479

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

480

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

481

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

482

MSc Biotechnology and Business UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science  

E-print Network

in the following topics: Drug discovery Medical Device Technology Biomedical Diagnostics Regulatory affairsMSc Biotechnology and Business UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Some of graduate education A diverse university, both in academic disciplines and culture Emphasis on research

483

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

484

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

E-print Network

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

485

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

SciTech Connect

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

David A. Micklos

2006-10-30

486

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

487

Junior Electronics Workshops and Their Questionnaires Reviews  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

488

Data Clustering 1 MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY Volume 31, 2005  

E-print Network

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

Karypis, George

489

In this Issue CeBiTec Symposium: Molecular Biotechnology  

E-print Network

ranged from enzyme catalysis to white or industrial biotechnology and to green biotechnology and wereIn this Issue 9th CeBiTec Symposium: Molecular Biotechnology 12th Bioinformatics Research of tools and techniques for transcriptome sequencing 3rd CeBiTec Students Academy Synthetic Biology/Biotechnology

Moeller, Ralf

490

Agricultural biotechnology research: Practices, consequences, and policy recommendations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews current trends in the development of agricultural biotechnology, including (1) the recent and potential biotechnology products and processes in the plant, animal and food sciences, and (2) the enormous increase in Federal and State government and industrial investments in biotechnology research. Next we analyze the impacts and possible consequences of agricultural biotechnology for public and private agricultural

William B. Lacy; Laura R. Lacy; Lawrence Busch

1988-01-01

491

Biotechnological production of citric acid.  

PubMed

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

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

2010-10-01

492

Biotechnological production of citric acid  

PubMed Central

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

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

2010-01-01

493

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dawson, Vaille

2007-03-01

494

The Biotechnology Facility for International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2004-01-01

495

Surface biotechnology for refining cochlear implants.  

PubMed

The advent of the cochlear implant is phenomenal because it is the first surgical prosthesis that is capable of restoring one of the senses. The subsequent rapid evolution of cochlear implants through increasing complexity and functionality has been synchronized with the recent advancements in biotechnology. Surface biotechnology has refined cochlear implants by directly influencing the implant–tissue interface. Emerging surface biotechnology strategies are exemplified by nanofibrous polymeric materials, topographical surface modification, conducting polymer coatings, and neurotrophin-eluting implants. Although these novel developments have received individual attention in the recent literature, the time has come to investigate their collective applications to cochlear implants to restore lost hearing. PMID:24404581

Tan, Fei; Walshe, Peter; Viani, Laura; Al-Rubeai, Mohamed

2013-12-01

496

Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

497

Developments in biotechnological research in Austria  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-12-01

498

Massachusetts Regional Alignment Workshops: Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

499

Astronomy Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Dr. Douglas P. Hamilton

500

Kepler Mission IYA Teacher Professional Development Workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01