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Biotechnology: Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Airozo, Diana; Warmbrodt, Robert D.

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Biotechnology Education and Training Sequence Investment (BETSI)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-07-24

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Teachers' Concerns About Biotechnology Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-04-01

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Teachers' Concerns about Biotechnology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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Biotechnology, Ethics and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fitzsimons, Peter John

2007-01-01

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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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Nanofabrication Workshop for Educators and Industry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-11-15

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The Biotechnology Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Institute, The B.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dawson, Vaille; Soames, Christina

2006-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dawson, Vaille; Soames, Christina

2006-11-01

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Biotechnology Teaching Models: What Is Their Role in Technology Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the opportunity to teach biotechnology from a technological perspective with the introduction of technology education in New Zealand. Presents information on the professional development research project that introduces teachers to the practice of biotechnology identified in "Technology in New Zealand Curriculum". (Contains 24…

France, Bev

2000-01-01

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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 and the Internet. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Thomas

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Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States biotechnology industry has grown tremendously since 1992, with revenues increasing from $8 billion in 1992 to $39.2 billion in 2003. As a result, biotechnology has revolutionized the way scientists view living matter their research and d...

A. Annaballi J. Beaver J. Collie R. DeJesus J. Gajdos

2005-01-01

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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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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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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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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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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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Environment, Education and Sustainable Development: Workshop Proposal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Convergence, 2006

2006-01-01

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Biotechnology Education. 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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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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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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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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COSEE-West Workshops for Teachers and Informal Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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VIBRIO VULNIFICUS EDUCATION WORKSHOPS / MATERIALS  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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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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Recipe for a Small Workshop: A Population Education Leader's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A variety of resources, learning activities, and instructional materials make up this population education resource kit. Four major components comprise the kit. The first section is a leader's guide for the organization of an educational workshop about population education. Designed for teachers and community people, the workshop guide presents…

Murphy, Elaine M.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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An Experiment in Education: Anthropology Workshops for Public School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is about an education experiment, the sponsorship and coordination of a series of workshops for teachers by an organization of teaching anthropologists. We plan to discuss the impetus for the formation of such a series of workshops, and then describe and evaluate them. (Author/JM)

Mattson, Phyllis H.; Abshire-Walker, Tisa

1976-01-01

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Research Workshop Report. Sociological Theory and Research in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this workshop was to critically examine projects of nine young sociologists and social psychologists who were finalists in the small-grant program for new PhDs sponsored by the Committee on Basic Research in Education (COBRE). Since the awardees who attended the workshop had no prior training or research experience directly related…

Eckland, Bruce K.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Green, Mavis F.

1998-01-01

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Information Retrieval Workshop for Selected Tennessee Department of Education Personnel.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents an overview of a two-day workshop designed to introduce librarians, research assistants, and other participants in the Tennessee State Department of Education's Project Support to computer search applications and search negotiation sk...

S. Finley

1981-01-01

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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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Climate Change Education: Formal Settings, K-14. A Workshop Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The goal of the workshop was to raise and explore complex questions around climate change education, and to address the current status of climate change education in grades K-14 of the formal education system by facilitating discussion between expert rese...

2012-01-01

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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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Workshops: The Educator's Manual for Coordinating the Complete Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is an educator's manual for coordinating a complete conference. It was developed under contract for a General Assistance Center under Public Law 88-352 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title IV "Desegregation of Public Education Section 403 "Technical Assistance". The manual discusses the mechanics of planning a workshop and includes the…

Taylor, Alvin Leon

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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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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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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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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.

Center, University O.

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Teaching the Nature of Biotechnology Using Service-Learning Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Montgomery, Beronda L.

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stein, Zachary

2010-01-01

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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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[City College Advisory Service and Workshop Center for Open Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The City College Advisory Service and Workshop Center for Open Education, located on the main campus of City College in New York City, is a free facility for all participants in the school process--teachers, principals, supervisors, paraprofessionals, parents, and graduate/undergraduate students in the New York City area. It is sponsored by the…

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

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Workshops without Walls: Sharing Scientific Research through Educator Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

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A Handbook for Workshops on Sex Equality in Education. Information Activities Resources for Educators, Students and the Community.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 80-page handbook contains information activities, and resources for educators, students and communities, focusing on a model workshop based on experiences with over 300 workshops on sex equality in education throughout the U.S. Workshop information is practical and includes the problem as well as coping techniques for counselors with specific…

Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary E.

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Introducing Career Education to Teachers: A Handbook for Consultants, Workshop Leaders, and Teacher Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed to help promote career education in the classroom, this resource guide can be used by teacher educators, consultants, and workshop leaders in introducing career education to teachers. The first section introduces the contents and concepts of the material in the guide. Section II concerns establishing a relationship with a local school…

Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

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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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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.

2011-05-27

53

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barber, Jacqueline

54

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van Hartesveldt, Carol; Giordan, Judith

2008-01-01

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Key National Education Indicators: Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beatty, Alexandra; Koenig, Judith A.

2012-01-01

56

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

57

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

1987-01-01

58

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

PubMed Central

A systematic search of popular and scholarly databases identified workshops that addressed general clinical competence in the assessment or management of suicide risk, targeted mental health professionals, and had at least one peerreviewed publication. We surveyed workshop developers and examined empirical articles associated with each workshop. The state of workshop education is characterized by presenting the learning objectives, educational formats, instructor factors, and evaluation studies. Workshops are efficacious for transferring knowledge and shifting attitudes; however, their role in improving clinical care and outcomes of suicidal patients has yet to be determined.

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

2012-01-01

59

Workshop on Balloon Science: Connecting Mission Research with Educational Opportunities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2006-06-01

60

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

61

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

US Agency for International Development, 2009

2009-01-01

62

"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

63

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

64

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

65

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

66

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

1986-01-01

67

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Association of School Security Directors, Bellevue, WA.

68

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

69

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ungerleider, Charles S., Ed.

70

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

71

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

PubMed

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

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

2001-10-01

72

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

73

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Menendez, Jose Maria; Civil, Marta

2008-01-01

74

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

75

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weber, Christine L.; Stanley, Laurel

2012-01-01

76

Transition from School to Life: A Workshop Series for Educators and Transition Service Providers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document offers six one-day workshops intended to help state, regional, and local organizations develop the knowledge and skills of educators and others providing transition services to young people with disabilities. Workshop content is based on the "Taxonomy for Transition Programming," a model of effective transition practices based on…

Kohler, Paula D.; Field, Sharon; Izzo, Margo; Johnson, John

77

Influence of Continuing Medical Education Workshops on Participant Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the evaluation of workshops conducted at the annual meetings of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, factors affecting residency recruitment, and suggestions for enhancing workshop evaluations. (JOW)

Rodenhauser, Paul; Markert, Ronald J.

1989-01-01

78

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

79

Biotechnology Books  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Dekloe, Jim

2009-07-29

80

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

81

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

82

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

83

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

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Convergence, 2001

2001-01-01

85

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

86

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wells, John G.

1994-01-01

87

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.

88

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.

89

Nurse Education in Distance Education. Proceedings of National Workshop for Nurse and Health Educators (Churchill, Australia, February 4-7, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A workshop for nurse and health educators involved in the development of distance education study materials, methods, and delivery systems was held in February 1987 at the Center for Distance Learning at Gippsland Institute. Goals were: (1) to explore distance education approaches to meet nursing education needs; (2) to develop skills to plan,…

Parer, Michael S., Ed.

90

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

91

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).

92

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

93

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

94

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

95

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

96

Integrating Academic and Vocational Education. Workshop Proceedings (Austin, Texas, April 18-19, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains transcripts of papers and panel discussions of a workshop conducted in Texas on the integration of academic and vocational education. The following papers and sessions are included: "Integrated Curriculum and Performance-Based Education: A Strategy for Systemic Change" (Jerry D. Pepple); "Toward the Integration of Vocational…

Lynch, Patricia S., Comp.; Parrish, Linda H., Comp.

97

Improvement of Occupational Education in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Phase II: Regional Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Phase II activities of a project to improve occupational education programs in corrective institutions involved conducting five workshops for 106 selected participants with responsibility for the delivery of occupational education in the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Specific objectives were to provide a forum of discussion of phase I findings…

Cronin, F. Patrick; And Others

98

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.

99

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Jordan, A.; Burnett-Kurie, K.

2011-12-01

100

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

101

Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science. Workshop held in Arlington, Virginia on December 3-4, 2001.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the early decades of the twenty-first century, concentrated efforts can unify science based on the unity of nature, thereby advancing the combination of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and new technologies based in cognitive scie...

M. C. Roco W. S. Bainbridge

2002-01-01

102

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

103

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

104

Biotechnology: Economic and Behavioral Considerations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper reviews factors related to effects of biotechnology on the discipline of pharmacy administration including needs assessment, diffusion of technology, cost benefit analysis, marketing, cost containment, patient education and compliance, ethics, and health professions training. (DB)

McGhan, William F.; Beardsley, Robert S.

1990-01-01

105

Systems Approach to Agronomic Education: Review of Atlanta Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Grabau, L. J.

1988-01-01

106

Adult Education and Scientific Literacy: An Innovation with Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Strachan, Rachel; And Others

1988-01-01

107

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kalafat, John; And Others

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Niehoff, Richard O., Ed.

109

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.

110

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

111

Workshops in Educational Administration for Administrators/Teachers in PA Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document is meant as a resource for persons who intend to supervise, plan and/or carry out workshops in educational administration for administrators and teachers who are in PA programs (or in other health professions instructional programs, such as ...

J. Westberg H. Jason

1981-01-01

112

Reading Failure and the Tests. An Occasional Paper of the Workshop Center for Open Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper, from the Workshop Center for Open Education, deals with the problems of recognizing and dealing effectively with reading difficulties. The introductory sections explain the problems of identifying the poor reader and define the concept of reading. The next section investigates the following biases that are prevalent in reading tests:…

Meier, Deborah

113

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

114

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.

115

Designing an Educational Game, Simulation or Workshop: A Change Theory Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents theoretical perspectives of change of Benne, Chin, Lewin, and Rogers, and draws out strategies that designers of games, simulations, and workshops may find useful. Highlights include rational/empirical, normative/re-educative, and power/coercive strategies; Lewin's force-field model; and Rogers' stage model. (MBR)

Cryer, Patricia

1986-01-01

116

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

117

Protecting Student Records and Facilitating Education Research: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hilton, Margaret

2008-01-01

118

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

119

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

120

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

121

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hark, Amy T.

2008-01-01

122

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kidman, Gillian

2010-01-01

123

Consumer Effects of Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

J. M. Reilly

1989-01-01

124

Successful Implementation of Genetic Education for Native Americans Workshops at National Conferences  

PubMed Central

Genetic Education for Native Americans (GENA) was a National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)/Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI)-funded educational intervention designed to provide a unique genetics education program for Native American college and university students. A curriculum was developed and implemented in workshops in geographically diverse settings throughout the United States, primarily in conjunction with regional and national scientific conferences that include substantial numbers of Native American attendees. The original curriculum includes 24 objectives and has been offered in two formats, as a 16-hr “comprehensive” program and in briefer workshops (referred to as “customized” hereafter) that are designed to include objectives for selected audiences. Both formats teach sufficient genetics to allow discussion and understanding of the ELSI and cultural issues related to genetics science. This article describes the evaluation findings from our implementation of both formats of the GENA curriculum.

Dignan, Mark B.; Burhansstipanov, Linda; Bemis, Lynne

2005-01-01

125

Common Core Curriculum for Vocational Education. Proceedings, #II: Common Core Curriculum Workshop (Fresno, California, March 21-22, 1977).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings of the second of three workshops held in conjunction with the development of thirty-four core curriculum modules for vocational teacher education are presented. The bulk of this document consists of three workshop presentations given by J. Robert Warmbrod and one presentation by Terry G. Newell. In the first address, "The Application…

California State Univ., Fresno.

126

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

127

The Challenge in Teaching Biotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Agriculture, industry and medicine are being altered by new biotechnologies. Biotechnology education is important because todays 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 Wales (NSW). In NSW few students were electing to answer examination questions related to biotechnology, suggesting that few students were studying the topic. This study looks at why electives relating to biotechnology are chosen or not chosen by students and teachers, with the intention of developing a greater understanding of the requirements for provision of a successful unit of study in this subject. Data was obtained through a survey of secondary science teachers, interviews with teachers and two case studies of the teaching of a biotechnology unit. Teachers reported a range of obstacles to the teaching of biotechnology including the difficulty of the subject matter and a lack of practical work that was suited to the content of the teaching unit. If biotechnology is worth learning in school science, then further research is needed to identify ways to promote the effective teaching of this topic, which teachers regard as important for, and interesting to, students but which most teachers choose not to teach.

Steele, F.; Aubusson, P.

2004-08-01

128

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

129

USAID/ZAMBIA Bender Assessment and Education Strategy Workshop Proceedings. Held on May 23-27, 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of the workshop were to: Form a collective understanding of gender integration and gender equality and its implications for effective basic education; Increase knowledge and skills in gender assessment including using some basic assessment ...

2005-01-01

130

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

131

Qualitative Approaches to Educational Evaluation: A Regional Conference-Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

132

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

133

Briefings in Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Professor Carin Zimmerman of the City College of San Francisco has posted materials for a number of her courses online. This one, Briefings in Biotechnology, provides eight lectures covering different topics. Those topics are: environmental technology, quality control, the business of science, a career in industry research, stem cells and cancer, stem cell technology, and drug discovery and development. Highlighting such companies as Bayer, Exelixis, and Amgen, employees present guest lectures to discuss their work, education, and career paths as well.

Zimmerman, Carin C.

2012-03-13

134

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.

135

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.

136

Workshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS7) (7th): Practical and Experimental Approaches to Information Security Education, Held in Monterey, California on 4-6 January 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since the last Workshop on Education in Computer Security, we have witnessed a greater level of appreciation within the general population regarding the protection of information. Perhaps the clearest motivating factor for this is the threat of identity t...

C. Irvine M. Rose N. Falby

2006-01-01

137

MODERNIZING THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM: AN ANALYSIS OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION TEACHERS' ATTITUDES, KNOWLEDGE, AND UNDERSTANDING OF BIOTECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1917, the Smith-Hughes Act encouraged the development of an agricultural education curriculum that spread innovative farming techniques throughout the nation. During the last half of the 20th century, however, many programs failed to keep pace with rapidly changing technologies. In a major study funded by the National Academy of Sciences (National Research Council, Board on Agriculture, Committee on Agricultural

Harry N. Boone; Stacy A. Gartin; Deborah A. Boone; Jason E. Hughes

2006-01-01

138

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

139

Outline of Meeting Sessions and Workshops: 15th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 15th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (15-BCCE), sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Education, will be held at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, August 9-13, 1998. Reg Friesen is the General Chair and Anna Wilson is the Program Chair. The technical program includes more than 600 oral and poster presentations, 70 workshops, and 12 special lectures on modern perspectives in chemistry. Plenary lectures will be given by Bonnie Bracey, Katherine Coleman, David Dolphin, Ernest Eliel, Arthur Ellis, Steve Spangler and Mary Anne White. The complete program, including abstracts, is available at http://www.biochem.purdue.edu/~bcce.

Wilson, Anna M.

1998-06-01

140

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

Cancer.gov

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

141

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

142

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.

143

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.

144

Microbial biotechnology.  

PubMed

For thousands of years, microorganisms have been used to supply products such as bread, beer and wine. A second phase of traditional microbial biotechnology began during World War I and resulted in the development of the acetone-butanol and glycerol fermentations, followed by processes yielding, for example, citric acid, vitamins and antibiotics. In the early 1970s, traditional industrial microbiology was merged with molecular biology to yield more than 40 biopharmaceutical products, such as erythropoietin, human growth hormone and interferons. Today, microbiology is a major participant in global industry, especially in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. PMID:10631778

Demain, A L

2000-01-01

145

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

146

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

147

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Etling, Arlen

148

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

149

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

150

Career Pathways: Focus on Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-11-24

151

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

152

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

153

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

154

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

155

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

156

Teacher workshops  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1993-01-01

157

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

158

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

159

Getting Started on How to Educate Gifted Students: A Workshop Planning Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a guide providing a step by step procedure and time line for planning and conducting inservice workshops for teachers of the gifted and talented. Considered are long range planning for an inservice training program, preparing materials for use in workshops, planning for individual workshops, conducting the workshop, materials used in…

Hertz, Lorraine

160

Avoiding Interpersonal Misunderstandings in an Educational Game, Simulation or Workshop: The Four Ears Perspective of Schultz von Thun.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a model based on work by Schultz von Thun that helps to explain how to avoid misunderstandings in interpersonal communication. The model is then applied to interpersonal interactions in educational games, simulations, and workshops, and the insights it provides into how unnecessary and unintentional conflict may be avoided are discussed.…

Cryer, Patricia

1990-01-01

161

Inservice Training Among Building Administrators and Vocational Education Teachers in Four Alaskan School Districts for Handicapped Students. Workshop Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report presents information resulting from an inservice training workshop for vocational education teachers and administrators in Alaska on working with handicapped students. Among the problems perceived by teachers and administrators were inadequate understanding of state and federal laws, increasing class size, lack of inservice training,…

Warden, John W.

162

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL.

163

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

164

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

165

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Commonwealth Association for the Education and Training of Adults.

166

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

167

Enhancing nutrition education through faculty development: from workshops to Web sites.  

PubMed

Faculty resistance to changing medical school curricula is a major barrier to overcome in the effort to expand nutrition education. With clinical clerkships becoming more decentralized and basic science courses utilizing more small group teaching, the problem of reform is compounded by the increasing numbers of a more dispersed teaching faculty. A faculty development program was designed to complement a thematic approach to the inclusion of nutrition in a 4-y curriculum. The program offers workshops to help faculty learn how to teach in new settings while acquiring new knowledge about nutrition. Additionally, a themes Web site offers a window that faculty may use to review current nutrition content, to plan their teaching agendas, and to continually reassess where nutrition fits in the curriculum. PMID:10966916

Armstrong, E G; Koffman, R G

2000-09-01

168

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.

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

2014-01-01

169

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

170

Biotechnology in China  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1989-12-31

171

Biotechnology Skills Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-09-16

172

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Meehan, Merrill L.; And Others

173

International Perspectives on Distance Education Research. Papers Presented at the Preconference Workshop ICDE World Conference (Caracas, Venezuela, November 2-4, 1990). ACSDE Research Monograph Number 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of the workshop, "Setting a Global Agenda for the Nineties," was to identify an agenda for International Council for Distance Education (ICDE)-sponsored research. Three papers that were prepared for the workshop make up the major part of this report: (1) "Marrow Bone Thinking: Toward a Fair Representation of Qualitative Research…

Burge, Elizabeth J.; And Others

174

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

176

Report of Summer, 1980 Workshop. Roosevelt University/Chicago Board of Education Teacher Corps Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An overview is presented of the planning, activities and evaluation of a Teacher Corps summer workshop held in Chicago in 1981. Participants in the fifteen-day workshop were faculty and administrators from the Hyde Park Career Academy and Dumas Elementary School, community council members, and Teacher Corps interns. The purposes of the workshop

Ginsberg, Rick; Melnick, Curtis C.

177

How Japanese students reason about agricultural biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Fumi Maekawa; Darryl Macer

2004-01-01

178

Develop, Implement and Evaluate Workshops in Educational Administration for Key Teachers/Administrators Involved in the Training of Physician Assistants. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this contract was to develop, implement and evaluate four workshops in educational administration for key faculty administrators involved in the training of physician assistants. Particular attention was to be paid to personnel and financia...

1981-01-01

179

Final report, International Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

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

Wise, Donald L.

2000-03-20

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

181

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).

182

Biotechnology Workgroup for Department of Defense Soil and Groundwater Decontamination Applications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains materials used in and generated by the Department of Defense Biotechnology Workshop on Soil and Groundwater Decontamination Applications. Various bioremediation techniques for treating soil and water contaminated with sludges, solvent...

R. H. Reuter

1991-01-01

183

Environmentally compatible applications of biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

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

Frederick, R.J.; Egan, M.

1994-09-01

184

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.

185

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.

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Persellin, Diane; Goodrick, Terry

2010-01-01

187

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Battista, Donna

188

Agriculture, environment and biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last decade, modern biotechnology has been increasingly applied to crop agriculture. The manipulation of whole organisms, populations of organisms and nucleic components holds much promise for improving crop productivity. Biotechnology offers various means of manipulating the fundamental processes of energy flow and biogeochemical (nutrient) cycles. It also provides a means of designing crops for specific environments which is

A. M. Mannion

1995-01-01

189

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

190

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

S. Linko

1995-01-01

191

Women and Management in Higher Education. Final Report. CHESS Workshop (2nd, Cape Town, South Africa, May 27-31, 1996).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Commonwealth Higher Education Support Scheme (CHESS) 1996 workshop was designed to facilitate the development of women managers and leaders in the universities of the British Commonwealth. The management of change by women leaders in higher education was especially emphasized. The 36 participants represented 16 countries and were senior…

Gleeson, June

192

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

193

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-03-01

194

Training the Teachers: Workshops in Science Education and Resources (Project WISER)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A coordinated series of professional development workshops in Earth and planetary science for grade- and middle-school teachers is being developed at the PSI, with supporting instructional rock kits, scientific visualizations, and interactive web-based tools.

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

2011-03-01

195

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The initial offering of the Looking for Life in Extreme Environments workshop for high school teachers, held at Indiana University Bloomington in July of 2009, was the first of a series of field study opportunities currently in development.

Droppo, R.; Pratt, L. M.

2010-04-01

196

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bigler, Amber M.; Hanegan, Nikki L.

2011-01-01

197

Corporate intelligence in biotechnology.  

PubMed

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

Persidis

1999-05-01

198

Biotechnology: Training & Careers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 1:16 video excerpted from Pathways to Technology, youâÂÂll learn about biotechnology: the science of using living organisms to create new products, from drugs to fuels. Genetic engineering is a booming field in biotechnology, as scientists learn how to engineer living organisms to produce useful proteins. The need for people with biotechnology skills is always growing, and there is a wide range of possible careers available within the field. The video is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can download the video as well.

2012-05-23

199

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

200

Career Voyages - Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Career voyages offers information about different professional fields within the biotechnology industry. Includes information on manufacturing and production, research and development, quality control and assurance, agriculture, bioprocessing, and bioinformatics.

Career Voyages (USA.gov;)

2008-04-15

201

Biotechnology in Japan (1988).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Biotechnology in Japan includes all aspects of the life sciences: gene products, bioprocesses, and biological systems. The report, therefore, covers basic research in the biological sciences, as well as research and development conducted by the government...

R. Fujimura

1988-01-01

202

Public perceptions of biotechnology.  

PubMed

The very term 'Biotechnology' elicits a range of emotions, from wonder and awe to downright fear and hostility. This is especially true among non-scientists, particularly in respect of agricultural and food biotechnology. These emotions indicate just how poorly understood agricultural biotechnology is and the need for accurate, dispassionate information in the public sphere to allow a rational public debate on the actual, as opposed to the perceived, risks and benefits of agricultural biotechnology. This review considers first the current state of public knowledge on agricultural biotechnology, and then explores some of the popular misperceptions and logical inconsistencies in both Europe and North America. I then consider the problem of widespread scientific illiteracy, and the role of the popular media in instilling and perpetuating misperceptions. The impact of inappropriate efforts to provide 'balance' in a news story, and of belief systems and faith also impinges on public scientific illiteracy. Getting away from the abstract, we explore a more concrete example of the contrasting approach to agricultural biotechnology adoption between Europe and North America, in considering divergent approaches to enabling coexistence in farming practices. I then question who benefits from agricultural biotechnology. Is it only the big companies, or is it society at large--and the environment--also deriving some benefit? Finally, a crucial aspect in such a technologically complex issue, ordinary and intelligent non-scientifically trained consumers cannot be expected to learn the intricacies of the technology to enable a personal choice to support or reject biotechnology products. The only reasonable and pragmatic alternative is to place trust in someone to provide honest advice. But who, working in the public interest, is best suited to provide informed and accessible, but objective, advice to wary consumers? PMID:17639530

McHughen, Alan

2007-09-01

203

Biotechnology and the environment  

SciTech Connect

This book discusses research needs relating to the effects of biotechnology in the environment. The contents are: Key Concerns and Recommendations; Environmental Effects; Health Effects; Monitoring and Quality Assurance; Control Technologies; Research Plan for Test Methods Development for Risk Assessment of Novel Microbes Released into Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems; Biotechnology Health Risk Assessment Research Plan; Environmental Engineering Research Support Proposal; and Monitoring Techniques for Genetically Engineered Microorganisms.

Omenn, G.S.; Teich, A.H.

1986-01-01

204

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

205

Environmental Biotechnology in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Environmental biotechnology has emerged as an important measure to tackle the environmental pollution as China experiences\\u000a great economic success. Over the past decade, much emphasis has been paid to the following fields in environmental biotechnology:\\u000a microbial degradation of toxic and organic chemicals, bio-treatment of wastewater, waste recycling. The Chinese researchers\\u000a have done a lot of work to understand the natural

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

2010-01-01

206

Applications of Environmental Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Environmental biotechnology is a system of scientific and engineering knowledge related to the use of microorganisms and their\\u000a products in the prevention of environmental pollution through biotreatment of solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes, bioremediation\\u000a of polluted environments, and biomonitoring of environment and treatment processes. The advantages of biotechnological treatment\\u000a of wastes are as follows: biodegradation or detoxication of a wide

Volodymyr Ivanov; Yung-Tse Hung

207

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

208

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Aviv Shachak; Ron Ophir; E. Rubin

2005-01-01

209

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.

210

The Dacum Workshop. Dacum 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mitchell, Barbara J.

211

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tisa, Benedict

212

2 + 2 = (A New Approach to Education). Secondary/Postsecondary Cooperation. Proceedings of a workshop held at the American Vocational Association Convention (New Orleans, Louisiana, November 29, 1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of the materials presented at a one-day workshop dealing with a new concept in articulation between secondary and postsecondary institutions that involves two years of pretechnology education at the secondary level and two years of training in any one of a number of technical and high-technology fields at the postsecondary…

American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.

213

Small Universities' Response to International Development. Proceedings of the International Education and Small Universities' Conference/Workshop (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, March 20-22, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings provides summaries of the group discussions and presentations of a conference/workshop convened in March 1992 to share information concerning the future planning of educational partnerships between developing countries and Canada's small universities. The approaches examined at the conference are characterized by more sensitivity…

Halamandaris, P. G., Ed.; Serfaty, Meir, Ed.

214

Changes in parental sense of competence and attitudes in low-income Head Start parents as a result of participation in a parent education workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to examine the effectiveness of a Parent Education Workshop in enhancing parenting attitudes and parenting sense of competence. This study also explored the roles of parental perception of child behavior problems and family social support in influencing the effects of the parenting intervention. The participants consisted of 22 parents of 3 and 4 year old children

Martha Maria Mendez-Baldwin

2001-01-01

215

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Collis, Betty, Ed.; And Others

216

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

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

218

Opportunities for innovation: Biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

The basic purpose of this project is to help small businesses get on the fast track in biotechnology research and development leading to the spin off of viable commercial businesses, probably with the help of larger companies having the resources for commercialization that are lacking in a small enterprise. Such resources could include financing, and positions in marketing, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and raw material supply, to name a few. In general, biotechnology can be expected to have a major impact on fundamental human needs engendered in the market segments of: health care, agriculture, forestry, food ingredients, industrial chemicals, plastics, energy, mining, pollution control, and bioelectronics.

Busche, R.M.

1993-09-01

219

Biotechnology: Upstream Processing Associate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-05-23

220

Biotechnology Through Time  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Indianapolis, The C.

2007-01-01

221

Marine Biotechnology and Developing Countries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides an analysis of the potential of industrial applications of marine biotechnology and is focused on developing countries of the world. It makes clear that biotechnology's potential for remediating economic and social problems of develop...

R. A. Zilinskas C. G. Lundin

1993-01-01

222

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...

223

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 ...

224

Post-Workshop Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A summary of a workshop on state-level issues and responses relating to postsecondary education is presented as part of an inservice education program. Perspectives on the role of the state agency and its interface between the statewide education system and the governmental and external bodies that influence it are considered. It is suggested that…

Trautman, DeForest L.

225

National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-08-11

226

Opportunities for Innovation: Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The basic purpose of this project is to help small businesses get on the fast track in biotechnology research and development leading to the spin off of viable commercial businesses, probably with the help of larger companies having the resources for comm...

R. M. Busche

1993-01-01

227

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

228

Biotechnology in space laboratories  

Microsoft Academic Search

The advent of the Space Shuttle and of the Spacelab will open new perspectives to biotechnology in space. The objectives of this review are: a) to present an overview on the technological and scientific aspects of biological experiments performed on the past US and Soviet space missions, b) to describe the facilities offered by Spacelab in the future, c) to

Augusto Cogoli; Alex Tschopp

229

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, ...

230

Careers in Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-10-08

231

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

232

UNIVERSITY BASIC RESEARCH AND APPLIED AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

I examine the effects of R&D inputs on the subset of life-science outputs which demonstrably has influenced later technology, as evidenced by literature citations in agricultural biotechnology patents. Universities are found to be a principal seedbed for cutting-edge technology development. A university's life-science research budget strongly affects its technology-relevant life-science output as well as graduate education.

Yin Xia

2004-01-01

233

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

234

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.

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

2007-01-01

235

How can developing countries harness biotechnology to improve health?  

PubMed Central

Background The benefits of genomics and biotechnology are concentrated primarily in the industrialized world, while their potential to combat neglected diseases in the developing world has been largely untapped. Without building developing world biotechnology capacity to address local health needs, this disparity will only intensify. To assess the potential of genomics to address health needs in the developing world, the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, along with local partners, organized five courses on Genomics and Public Health Policy in the developing world. The overall objective of the courses was to collectively explore how to best harness genomics to improve health in each region. This article presents and analyzes the recommendations from all five courses. Discussion In this paper we analyze recommendations from 232 developing world experts from 58 countries who sought to answer how best to harness biotechnology to improve health in their regions. We divide their recommendations into four categories: science; finance; ethics, society and culture; and politics. Summary The Courses' recommendations can be summarized across the four categories listed above: Science - Collaborate through national, regional, and international networks - Survey and build capacity based on proven models through education, training, and needs assessments Finance - Develop regulatory and intellectual property frameworks for commercialization of biotechnology - Enhance funding and affordability of biotechnology - Improve the academic-industry interface and the role of small and medium enterprise Ethics, Society, Culture - Develop public engagement strategies to inform and educate the public about developments in genomics and biotechnology - Develop capacity to address ethical, social and cultural issues - Improve accessibility and equity Politics - Strengthen understanding, leadership and support at the political level for biotechnology - Develop policies outlining national biotechnology strategy These recommendations provide guidance for all those interested in supporting science, technology, and innovation to improve health in the developing world. Applying these recommendations broadly across sectors and regions will empower developing countries themselves to harness the benefits of biotechnology and genomics for billions who have long been excluded.

Daar, Abdallah S; Berndtson, Kathryn; Persad, Deepa L; Singer, Peter A

2007-01-01

236

Rural Technical Assistance Center Workshop Summaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

237

Summative Evaluation of Workshops. Summer, 1977.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

238

Biotechnology Research at Intel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Su, Xing

2005-03-01

239

Biotechnology of the Archaea.  

PubMed

The Archaea, designated since 1979 as a separate Super-Kingdom (the highest taxonomic order), are a highly novel group of microorganisms which look much like bacteria but have many molecular and genetic characteristics that are more typical of eukaryotes. These unusual organisms can be conveniently divided according to their 'extreme' environmental niche, into three broad phenotypes: the thermophiles, methanogens and extreme halophiles. Each group has unique biochemical features which can be exploited for use in the biotechnological industries. The extreme molecular stability of thermophile enzymes, the novel C1 pathways of the methanogens and the synthesis of organic polymers by some halophiles are all currently or potentially valuable examples of the biotechnology of the Archaea. PMID:1369088

Cowan, D A

1992-09-01

240

Biotechnology Laboratory: Micropipet Technique  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Micropipets are used in almost all biotechnology experiments. These precise instruments allow for the dispensing of extremely small volumes. This laboratory exercise will teach students to learn how to operate a micropipet, understand measuring volumes in microliters, and convert metric volumes. This seven-page pdf contains teacher information for conducting the lab, the laboratory exercise itself with complete instructions, and a student activity for them to complete as they work through the exercise.

2008-08-13

241

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.

242

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

243

The South-North Transfer of Educational Technology for the Basic Education of Adults. Proceedings of the South-North Workshop Conducted at the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas, March 26-28, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings contain two presentations as well as recreated dialogue from discussions at a workshop to explore potential areas of collaboration and cooperation between North and Latin America. The first presentation addresses the topic of adult basic education in Latin America. It describes the historical, cultural, and socio-political…

O'Neill, Joseph P., Ed.

244

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

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

246

How to Optimize the Learning Conditions of Correspondence Education. Autumn 1976 Workshop in Paris.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sometimes the term independent study is used to denote distance education or, specifically, correspondence education. However, traditional correspondence study does not cover the general meaning of independent study. Also, it does not fit in with the two recent movements of open learning and dialogue pedagogics which are close to the discovery…

Baath, John A.

247

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.

248

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

249

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

PROCEED (Program for Continuing Engineering Education), with its ability to be used in traditional modes of continuing engineering education as well as to provide a new approach to updating and problem-solving on the job, is an effort which the U.S. Depar...

K. C. Cohen

1977-01-01

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lloyd, Janice Holm; Gunther, Marilyn

251

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.

252

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.

253

Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - Extreme Scalability Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Computational proteomics pitfalls and challenges: HavanaBioinfo 2012 workshop report.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-07-11

255

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

256

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

257

ActionBioscience: Issues in Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-08-11

258

Cuba's Biotechnology Revolution.  

PubMed

As a result of accelerated training of scientists and engineers beginning in the 1960s and substantial state investment since the 1980s calculated at about USD$1 billion,[1] Cuban biotechnology has become a major player in the Cuban economy and successfully established its place in the global market. According to a World Bank report, Cuba has the capacity to meet about 80% of its domestic demand for prescription drugs and had achieved annual biotech exports of around USD$100 million in the 1990s.[2] A recent Ernst & Young report puts exports of biotech products at USD$300 million in 2005. PMID:21483374

Evenson, Debra

2008-10-01

259

Cuba's Biotechnology Revolution.  

PubMed

As a result of accelerated training of scientists and engineers beginning in the 1960s and substantial state investment since the 1980s calculated at about USD$1 billion,[1] Cuban biotechnology has become a major player in the Cuban economy and successfully established its place in the global market. According to a World Bank report, Cuba has the capacity to meet about 80% of its domestic demand for prescription drugs and had achieved annual biotech exports of around USD$100 million in the 1990s.[2] A recent Ernst & Young report puts exports of biotech products at USD$300 million in 2005. PMID:21487353

Evenson, Debra

2007-10-01

260

Molecular biology and biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1985-01-01

261

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX.

262

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

One of the most controversial uses of intelligence (IQ) tests has been in decisions about the placement of children in special education programs. If, on the surface, the concept of identifying children with special learning needs and placing them in suit...

P. Morison S. H. White M. J. Feuer

1996-01-01

263

Staff, School, and Workshop Influences on Knowledge Use in Educational Improvement Efforts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent research has focused not only on trying to explain the low rate of diffusion and adoption of innovative programs, but also on the lack of use of "knowledge," more broadly defined to include ideas, information, craft skills, materials, experience, and the like. It is widely acknowledged that disproportionally more educational knowledge…

Walberg, Herbert J.; Genova, William J.

264

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

265

Biotechnology High School Curriculum Exchange  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2013-07-15

266

Fulfilling the promise of biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rita R Colwell

2002-01-01

267

Biotechnology Outlines for Classroom Use.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Paolella, Mary Jane

1991-01-01

268

Regulatory Affairs Issues in Biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The integration of biotechnology into the traditional regulatory framework of drugs and biologics has produced the need to reexamine traditional definitions and the way in which products of biotechnology are handled by regulatory agencies. The concept that biological products can only be adequately addressed by rigid process control, coupled with reliance on biological assays, has to be readdressed in the

Michael Slater

1988-01-01

269

Mass Spectrometry and Biotechnology Resource  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-01-11

270

A Sourcebook of Biotechnology Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

271

Introducing Biotechnology Manufacturing Through Electives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Chan, Wing; Romine, Peter

2012-03-30

272

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

273

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

274

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shyam Diwakar; Krishnashree Achuthan; Prema Nedungadi

2010-01-01

275

Microalgal symbiosis in biotechnology.  

PubMed

This review provides an analysis of recent published work on interactions between microorganisms, especially the ones involving mainly nutrient exchanges and at least with one microalga species. Examples of microbial partners are given, with a remark to the potential application of cultures of an autotroph and a heterotroph, which grow simultaneously, taking advantage of the complementary metabolisms. These are particularly interesting, either due to economic or sustainable aspects, and some applications have already reached the commercial stage of development. The added advantages of these symbiotic cultures are biomass, lipid, and other products productivity enhancement a better utilization of resources and the reduction or even elimination of process residues (including carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases) to conduct an increasingly greener biotechnology. Among the several symbiotic partners referred, the microalgae and yeast cultures are the most used. The interaction between these two microorganisms shows how to enhance the lipid production for biodiesel purposes compared with separated (stand-alone) cultures. PMID:24816618

Santos, Carla A; Reis, Alberto

2014-07-01

276

Biotechnological Applications of Transglutaminases  

PubMed Central

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

Rachel, Natalie M.; Pelletier, Joelle N.

2013-01-01

277

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.

278

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

279

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

280

Teaching a Biotechnology Curriculum Based on Adapted Primary Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Falk, Hedda; Brill, Gilat; Yarden, Anat

2008-01-01

281

Farmer Acceptance of Biotechnology and Marketing Strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Internationally, agribusiness firms are spending considerable resources on the development of new biotechnological products. Biotechnology has also received considerable attention from the media. Little is known, however, about farmers' perception and concerns regarding biotechnology. Information pertaining to the factors affecting farmers' acceptance of biotechnology is an essential input into agribusiness firms' marketing and product development strategies. This paper presents the

Kurt K. Klein; Jill E. Hobbs; William A. Kerr

1994-01-01

282

Understanding Educational Transformation: Findings from a Survey of Past Participants of the Physics and Astronomy New Faculty Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We surveyed past participants of the Physics and Astronomy New Faculty Workshop to learn more about their experiences. Survey questions were based on areas that emerged as salient from a longitudinal three year study of 15 workshop participants. Questions included: current practice, experiences with student resistance to reform, perceptions of available curricular and support resources, perceptions of local climate, and demographics of both faculty and their students. In this paper we report on an initial analysis of the survey data.

Dancy, Melissa H.; Henderson, Charles R.; Smith, Julian H.

2014-01-30

283

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

284

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

285

Immunological and Hematopoietic Biotechnology Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 inter...

R. Fernandez-Botran G. Sonnenfeld

1996-01-01

286

Biotechnology of oil seed crops  

SciTech Connect

A general summary of possibilities and limitation application of biotechnology processes to processing and/or production of fats and oils is presented. Enzymatic processes, cloning of premium perennial oil crops and genetic manipulation of oil seed compositions are discussed.

James, A.T.

1985-02-01

287

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

288

New Directions for Rural Women: A Workshop Leader's Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A field tested workshop program to prepare rural women for education and job opportunities is described in this comprehensive manual for workshop leaders. An introductory chapter states program goals and philosophy and covers planning and implementing the workshops; topics include staff selection, publicity and recruiting, materials, workshop size…

Ronan, Marian

289

Biotechnology, Video Games, Rapid Prototyping  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-12-14

290

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

291

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

292

Beginnings Workshop: Mealtimes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains four workshop presentations on meals in child care: (1) "Enjoying Family-Style Meals in Child Care" (Sarah A. Mulligan Gordon); (2) "The Making of a Healthy Eater: Winning the Finicky Eater Battle" (James M. Thomas and others); (3) "Food for Thought: Mealtimes can be Educational and Enjoyable, Too" (Karen Stephens); and (4) "Parents'…

Gordon, Sarah A. Mulligan; And Others

1997-01-01

293

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

294

Advanced health biotechnologies in Thailand: redefining policy directions  

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

295

Workshop Three: Creativity, Problem Solving, and Constructivism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents salient features of workshop discussion examining good educational practice related to creative thinking and problem solving. Describes constructivist teaching, incorporating examples of classroom learning opportunities that use different forms of scaffolding and vignettes that illustrate constructive educational interactions. Explores…

Siraj-Blatchford, John; Brudenell, Iain MacLeod

1996-01-01

296

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hagit Yarden; Anat Yarden

2010-01-01

297

Summative Evaluation of Workshops: Spring, 1978.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ten workshops described were delivered by the Appalachian Education Satellite Program (AESP), which was established in 1971 to determine the feasibility of satellite delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses to educators in the Appalachian region. AESP programming was expanded in 1977 to include workshops for such audiences as human…

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

298

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

299

Synthetic microbial ecosystems for biotechnology.  

PubMed

Most highly controlled and specific applications of microorganisms in biotechnology involve pure cultures. Maintaining single strain cultures is important for industry as contaminants can reduce productivity and lead to longer "down-times" during sterilisation. However, microbes working together provide distinct advantages over pure cultures. They can undertake more metabolically complex tasks, improve efficiency and even expand applications to open systems. By combining rapidly advancing technologies with ecological theory, the use of microbial ecosystems in biotechnology will inevitably increase. This review provides insight into the use of synthetic microbial communities in biotechnology by applying the engineering paradigm of measure, model, manipulate and manufacture, and illustrate the emerging wider potential of the synthetic ecology field. Systems to improve biofuel production using microalgae are also discussed. PMID:24563311

Pandhal, Jagroop; Noirel, Josselin

2014-06-01

300

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

301

Feasibility and effect of a professional education workshop for occupational therapists' management of upper-limb poststroke sensory impairment.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE. We examined the development, implementation, and effectiveness of a theory-based workshop to facilitate knowledge translation for occupational therapists addressing upper-limb poststroke sensory impairments. METHOD. Nineteen therapists participated in a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest study that included an 8-hr evidence-based workshop designed using the Theory of Planned Behavior. We measured changes in knowledge, attitudes, and perceived behavioral control and intended behaviors regarding sensory impairment management, research utilization, and shared decision making. RESULTS. We noted significant changes in knowledge, attitudes, and perceived behavioral control and intended behaviors about sensory impairment management, research utilization, and shared decision making and made recommendations for changes in recruitment strategies, outcome measures, and workshop content. CONCLUSION. A theory-based workshop can potentially affect knowledge, attitudes, and intended behaviors about sensory impairment management, research utilization, and shared decision making. A randomized controlled trial evaluating this intervention is warranted and will potentially improve understanding of methods to facilitate knowledge translation. PMID:24797201

Doyle, Susan D; Bennett, Sally

2014-01-01

302

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

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

FOLGUERAS, LUIS E.

304

Simulation-Based Learning: Workshops for Researchers and Educators in the Western United States, and the Pacific Rim.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A series of eight workshops about Simulation and Game-based Learning were conducted during a two-year period. Speakers from the game industry academia and e-learning organizations discussed a wide range of topics. The programs and the attendee evaluations...

P. Dev

2007-01-01

305

Integrating biodefense topics into secondary education curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dalfrey, Karen E.

306

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

307

Dunaliella biotechnology: methods and applications.  

PubMed

The microalga Dunaliella salina is the best commercial source of natural beta-carotene. Additionally, different species of Dunaliella can accumulate significant amounts of valuable fine chemicals such as carotenoids, glycerol, lipids, vitamins, minerals and proteins. They also have a large potential for biotechnological processes such as expressing of foreign proteins and treatment of wastewater. In this review, we discussed several biotechnological aspects of the mass cultivation of D. salina like strain selection, carotenoid induction, culture conditions, culture systems and downstream processes. We also discuss several traditional and new applications of the genus. PMID:19245408

Hosseini Tafreshi, A; Shariati, M

2009-07-01

308

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

309

Introduction to Biotechnology: Laboratory Manual  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2009-09-30

310

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

311

Feasibility Study for the Development of a Biotechnology Development Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

1986-01-01

312

Review and Analysis of International Biotechnology Regulations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study involves identification, review, and analysis of existing and proposed laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to biotechnology-derived products and biotechnology processes in Japan, West Germany, France, and the European Economic Community....

J. D. Sakura

1986-01-01

313

Patenting Trends and Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

2008-01-01

314

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...

315

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.

316

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

317

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

318

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

319

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

320

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

321

Groundwater workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

322

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

323

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

324

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

325

Biotechnology: Problems; Concerns and Options  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Asokan S R; Chokshi S N

326

National Center for Biotechnology Information: Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

327

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

328

The Management of Innovation in Education. Report on a Workshop, (St. John's College, Cambridge, England, June 29-July 5, 1969).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A striking feature of education during the last decade has been the high rate of finance and enrollment expansion that has gone hand in hand with economic growth and social development. Social demand for education has consistently run ahead of the resource provision in many countries, with the resulting paradox that education has been both the…

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

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

330

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

331

Workshop Reports  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

2012-04-01

332

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

333

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

334

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

335

Revising Department of Public Instruction Practices Regarding the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act. A Workshop Report with Recommendations for Improvement. Bulletin No. 95168.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the process, participants, and recommendations for change evolving from a workshop centered on a review of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) practices relating to the federal Carl Perkins Act. A workshop summary discusses the background, process, and outcomes of the workshop. Highlights are provided from the…

Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.

336

A Description and Evaluation of the 1979 Summer Training Workshop. Roosevelt University and the Chicago Board of Education Teacher Corps Project--Program '78.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report is given of a fifteen-day summer workshop sponsored by the Teacher Corps. The workshop was held in Chicago, Illinois and involved faculty from the Hyde Park Career Academy, Dumas Elementary School, representatives from the Community Council, and interns from the Teacher Corps Member Training Institute. The focus of the workshop was on…

Asser, Eliot; And Others

337

[Biotechnological aspects in "loco" larvae].  

PubMed

The biology of planktotrophic larvae of Concholepas concholepas is the main bottleneck towards developing biotechnologies to rear this muricid. Data concerning planktonic larvae development, diets and environmental signals triggering larval settlement and recruitment is scarce. We have begun the study of the molecular and cell biology of embryos, larvae and recruits having as a final goal, the development of appropriate biotechnologies to rear this gastropod. First, an inverse ratio between BuChE and AChE enzyme activities was established. This ratio may be a precise developmental marker for this species. Second, for the first time a phosphoinositide related regulatory pathway is reported in a muricid, opening a new approach to the biotechnological management of larvae. Third, the relation between sulfate in sea water and larval motility was studied. Concentrations below 125 microM sulfate decreases larval motility. The sulfate is incorporated in proteoglycans which participate in different developmental phenomena. Lastly, a genomic Concholepas concholepas DNA sequence, similar to that of a human growth hormone probe was detected. This is very interesting since growth factors are key molecules during development, growth and are involved in food conversion rates in fish and also, in a variety of marine invertebrates. PMID:1966831

Inestrosa, N C; Labarca, R; Perelman, A; Campos, E O; Araneda, R; González, M; Brandan, E; Sánchez, J P; González-Plaza, R

1990-10-01

338

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

339

Direct Loan Overview Workshop. Participant's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This training guide for a one-day workshop provides an introduction to the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program for administrative personnel at higher educations institutions. The seven sections of the guide, each corresponding to a single workshop session, include activity sheets, questions for participants to answer, and space for notes.…

Department of Education, Washington, DC.

340

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.

341

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.

342

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

343

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

344

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.

Gupta, Munishwar N; Raghava, Smita

2007-01-01

345

College Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2003-12-01

346

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy Workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses, classes for undergraduate majors, and High Schools. Here we briefly describe a few of the more popular tools. The Life of the Sun (New!): The history of the Sun is animated as a movie, showing students how the size and color of our star has evolved and will evolve in time. Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbital motions of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets are animated at their correct relative speeds in accurate to-scale drawings. 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 of impact (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.). Astronomical Distances: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by a NASA EPO grant.

Hamilton, D. P.

2005-05-01

347

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive online educational tools developed for use by students, educators, and the general public. The more than 20 tools in the Astronomy Workshop are rated for ease-of-use, and have been extensively tested in large university survey courses, classes for undergraduate majors, and High Schools. Here we briefly describe a few of the more popular tools. The Life of the Sun (New!): The history of the Sun is animated as a movie, showing students how the size and color of our star has evolved and will evolve in time. Animated Orbits of Planets and Moons: The orbital motions of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets are animated at their correct relative speeds in accurate to-scale drawings. 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 of impact (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.). Astronomical Distances: Travel away from the Earth at a chosen speed and see how long it takes to reach other planets, stars and galaxies. This tool helps students visualize astronomical distances in an intuitive way. Funding for the Astronomy Workshop is provided by NSF.

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

2004-05-01

348

International Patent Trends in Biotechnology: Genetic Engineering  

NSF Publications Database

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

349

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

350

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

351

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

352

Optical trapping for analytical biotechnology.  

PubMed

We describe the exciting advances of using optical trapping in the field of analytical biotechnology. This technique has opened up opportunities to manipulate biological particles at the single cell or even at subcellular levels which has allowed an insight into the physical and chemical mechanisms of many biological processes. The ability of this technique to manipulate microparticles and measure pico-Newton forces has found several applications such as understanding the dynamics of biological macromolecules, cell-cell interactions and the micro-rheology of both cells and fluids. Furthermore we may probe and analyse the biological world when combining trapping with analytical techniques such as Raman spectroscopy and imaging. PMID:22154469

Ashok, Praveen C; Dholakia, Kishan

2012-02-01

353

Workshop Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Laws, Priscilla W.

2003-10-10

354

2005 College Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the education and public outreach efforts of the NASA JPL Navigator and Spitzer EPO Programs along with the American Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, astronomy educators affiliated with the Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team at the University of Arizona are conducting a series of two- and three-day teaching excellence workshops

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

2004-01-01

355

Development of biotechnology control systems.  

PubMed

Advances in genetic engineering have generated great interest in biotechnology systems. Modern fermentation processes have a more scientific basis and can be optimized more quickly by utilizing instrumentation and control technology that permits increasing yield and product quality. The automation technology, to a large extent, can determine the degree of success of growing microorganisms. The automation system in modern biotechnology facilities includes a number of leading technologies such as sensors, indicators, data acquisition, distributed control, programmable control, communications, data base management, on-line data analysis techniques and application software. Modern computer systems have made fermentation processes easier and more accurate by performing tasks such as on-line analysis, statistical process control and supervisory control, while microprocessor-based distributed process controllers perform direct digital control, batch and sequencing control. This paper addresses technical issues related to the development of instrumentation and control systems that integrate these technologies through methodologies that permit the timely generation of the documentation and drawings that specify the control system for procurement, installation, commissioning, validation and operation. PMID:7744575

Romeu, F J

1995-03-01

356

Biotechnology for Solar System Exploration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the advent of a new era of astrobiology missions in the exploration of the solar system and the search for evidence of life elsewhere, we present a new approach to this goal, the integration of biotechnology. We have reviewed the current list of biotechnology techniques, which are applicable to miniaturization, automatization and integration into a combined flight platform. Amongst the techniques reviewed are- The uses of antibodies- Fluorescent detection strategies- Protein and DNA chip technology- Surface plasmon resonance and its relation to other techniques- Micro electronic machining (MEMS where applicable to biologicalsystems)- nanotechnology (e.g. molecular motors)- Lab-on-a-chip technology (including PCR)- Mass spectrometry (i.e. MALDI-TOF)- Fluid handling and extraction technologies- Chemical Force Microscopy (CFM)- Raman Spectroscopy We have begun to integrate this knowledge into a single flight instrument approach for the sole purpose of combining several mutually confirming tests for life, organic and/or microbial contamination, as well as prebiotic and abiotic organic chemicals. We will present several innovative designs for new instrumentation including pro- engineering design drawings of a protein chip reader for space flight and fluid handling strategies. We will also review the use of suitable extraction methodologies for use on different solar system bodies.

Steele, A.; Maule, J.; Toporski, J.; Parro-Garcia, V.; Briones, C.; Schweitzer, M.; McKay, D.

357

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

358

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

359

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.

360

Wordland Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perlish, Harvey Neil

361

Biotechnology in petroleum recovery: The microbial EOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ramkrishna Sen

2008-01-01

362

Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture: Policy Alterinatives.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

J. F. MacDonald

1989-01-01

363

Space and Biotechnology: An Industry Profile.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The results of a study conducted by the Center for Space and Advanced Technology (CSAT) for NASA-JSC are presented. The objectives were to determine the interests and attitudes of the U.S. biotechnology industry toward space biotechnology and to prepare a...

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

1988-01-01

364

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

365

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

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1980-01-01

366

Commercial biotechnology processing on International Space Station  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1998-01-01

367

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

368

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.

369

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

370

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

371

Workshop Tutorials for Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-07-10

372

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

373

Biotechnology and bioeconomy in China.  

PubMed

From the review of the achievements and advantages in the development of biotechnology (BT) and bioindustry in China, it is clear that the bioeconomy would provide a tremendous opportunity for China to develop sustainably or even surpass a few developed countries. A long-term vision has been made to guide the research and development and industrialization of BT in China. This review detailed the strategies, targets, priorities, and key technologies in each stage. Furthermore, the reviewers expatiated on the establishment of the favorable policies, the foundation of the professional groups, the establishment of the advanced laboratories or centers, the investment mechanisms, the development and evaluation of biosafety, the encouragement and support for the international collaborations and exchanges, and the establishment of the general organizational structure. PMID:17109491

Li, Qing; Zhao, Qinghua; Hu, Yihong; Wang, Hongguang

2006-11-01

374

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.

Max, Belen; Salgado, Jose Manuel; Rodriguez, Noelia; Cortes, Sandra; Converti, Attilio; Dominguez, Jose Manuel

2010-01-01

375

Education | Radiation Research Program (RRP)  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Content Search this site Education Main Published Workshop and Working Groups Workshop Reports Last Updated: 08/23/10 Workshop Reports Workshop on Ion Beam Therapy, January 9-11, 2013 Imaging for Treatment Assessment in Radiation Therapy (ITART),

376

[Bacillus thuringiensis: a biotechnology model].  

PubMed

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

Sanchis, V; Lereclus, D

1999-01-01

377

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."

378

Biotechnology in Food Production and Processing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Knorr, Dietrich; Sinskey, Anthony J.

1985-09-01

379

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

380

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

381

Environmental biotechnology in China: progress and prospect.  

PubMed

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

Zhong, Weihong; Chen, Jianmeng

2006-11-01

382

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

383

A Management Workshop for Institutional Administrators in Optometric and Podiatric Educaion.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry and the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine developed and conducted a Management Workshop for Institutional Administrators in Optometric and Podiatric Education. The workshop particip...

L. W. Smith

1979-01-01

384

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

385

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

386

Kepler Mission IYA Teacher Professional Development Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-12-01

387

Biotechnology: Research Program Overview, January 1994.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The use of living organisms (or parts of organisms) to make or modify products, to improve plants or animals, or to develop microorganisms for specific uses forms the basis of biotechnology. The tremendous potential of diis technology encompasses the cult...

1994-01-01

388

Gas, Oil, Coal, and Environmental Biotechnology Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The missions of Biotechnology Research at Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) are to apply biological processes to the production and utilization of fossil energy and related products and to determine ways of accelerating the natural processes by which biol...

1995-01-01

389

Current biotechnological applications of the genus Amycolatopsis.  

PubMed

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

Dávila Costa, José Sebastián; Amoroso, María Julia

2014-07-01

390

Using Biotechnology to Detect and Treat Disease  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this media-rich lesson, students learn how biotechnology's techniques and tools are being used to help identify and fight disease, and examine the ethical and privacy issues associated with genetic testing.

Foundation, Wgbh E.

2009-12-07

391

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

392

Magnetic nano- and microparticles in biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ivo Safarik; Mirka Safarikova

2009-01-01

393

Medical Biotechnology Trends and Achievements in Iran  

PubMed Central

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

Mahboudi, Fereidoun; Hamedifar, Haleh; Aghajani, Hamideh

2012-01-01

394

Biotechnology, biofortification, and global health.  

PubMed

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

Welch, Ross M

2005-12-01

395

Biology and biotechnology of Trichoderma  

PubMed Central

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

Schuster, Andre

2010-01-01

396

Gluconobacter oxydans: its biotechnological applications.  

PubMed

Gluconobacter oxydans is a gram-negative bacterium belonging to the family Acetobacteraceae. G. oxydans is an obligate aerobe, having a respiratory type of metabolism using oxygen as the terminal electron acceptor. Gluconobacter strains flourish in sugary niches e.g. ripe grapes, apples, dates, garden soil, baker's soil, honeybees, fruit, cider, beer, wine. Gluconobacter strains are non-pathogenic towards man and other animals but are capable of causing bacterial rot of apples and pears accompanied by various shades of browning. Several soluble and particulate polyol dehydrogenases have been described. The organism brings about the incomplete oxidation of sugars, alcohols and acids. Incomplete oxidation leads to nearly quantitative yields of the oxidation products making G. oxydans important for industrial use. Gluconobacter strains can be used industrially to produce L-sorbose from D-sorbitol; D-gluconic acid, 5-keto- and 2-ketogluconic acids from D-glucose; and dihydroxyacetone from glycerol. It is primarily known as a ketogenic bacterium due to 2,5-diketogluconic acid formation from D-glucose. Extensive fermentation studies have been performed to characterize its direct glucose oxidation, sorbitol oxidation, and glycerol oxidation. The enzymes involved have been purified and characterized, and molecular studies have been performed to understand these processes at the molecular level. Its possible application in biosensor technology has also been worked out. Several workers have explained its basic and applied aspects. In the present paper, its different biotechnological applications, basic biochemistry and molecular biology studies are reviewed. PMID:11361077

Gupta, A; Singh, V K; Qazi, G N; Kumar, A

2001-07-01

397

Educating Biotechnicians for Future Industry Needs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-10-27

398

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

399

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).

400

Workshop: Teaching Science by Ocean Inquiry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

401

Geomagnetic Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A workshop on geomagnetism, sponsored by the Geologic Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, was held in the Denver West Office Complex in Golden, Colorado, April 13-15, 1982. There were 90 registered participants from government agencies, academic institutions, and industry.This effort stemmed from the realization that geomagnetism, once a small but coherent discipline, has now expanded into numerous areas of the geosciences, yet those doing research in these specialties seldom make contact outside their area of immediate interest. The impetus for this event came from the members of a committee formed to review the geomagnetic activities within the U.S. Geological Survey. They observed that the level of communication between the various elements of this now diverse discipline was inadequate, not only within their organization but also between federal agencies, academia, and the private sector. While the desire was to cover as much of geomagnetism as possible, it was necessary for a workshop of reasonable size and length to exclude some important areas of the subject: magnetic reversal chronology, studies of the externally produced variations, and most aspects of internal induction. The plan was to give emphasis to some of the newer areas: those which have recently seen a high level of activity and those with increasing activity abroad compared to that in the United States. The purpose was to evaluate the status and problems in selected areas with an eye to those whose emphasis might produce fruitful results in the next decade.

DeNoyer, John; Cain, Joseph C.; Banerjee, Subir; Benton, Edward R.; Blakely, Richard J.; Coe, Rob; Harrison, C. G. A.; Johnston, Malcolm; Regan, Robert D.

402

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-03-01

403

Thailand: Biotechnology. Biotechnology Outreach to Thai Regulators on Mitigating Risk, 2008. GAIN Report Number TH8194.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As a part of ongoing biotechnology outreach efforts in Thailand, Dr. Chris Wozniak, a senior scientist and biotechnology regulatory expert from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (USEPA), traveled to Thailand from November 24-25 to present on human he...

S. Preechajarn

2008-01-01

404

Using 3D Interactive Visualizations In Teacher Workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

Extending Earth Science learning activities from 2D to 3D was central to this year's second annual Teacher Education Workshop, which was held at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Visualization Center (SIO VizCenter; http:\\/\\/siovizcenter.ucsd.edu\\/). Educational specialists and researchers from several institutions led this collaborative workshop , which was supported by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC; http:\\/\\/www.scec.org\\/education), the U.S. Geological Survey

D. Kilb; I. Cooper; R. de Groot; W. Shindle; R. Mellors; M. Benthien

2004-01-01

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harlen, Wynne, Comp.

406

Assessment of Communicating Science 2013: A Workshop for Graduate Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-07-01

407

Biotechnology Facility: An ISS Microgravity Research Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Gonda, Steve R.; Tsao, Yow-Min

2000-01-01

408

Proteomics: a biotechnology tool for crop improvement.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-01-01

409

Proteomics: a biotechnology tool for crop improvement  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

410

The Biotechnology Facility for International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2004-01-01

411

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

412

Biotechnological uses of enzymes from psychrophiles  

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

413

Perspectives on biotechnological applications of archaea  

PubMed Central

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

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

2002-01-01

414

Perspectives on biotechnological applications of archaea.  

PubMed

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

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

2002-09-01

415

Organisation of biotechnological information into knowledge.  

PubMed

The success of biotechnological research, development and marketing depends to a large extent on the international transfer of information and on the ability to organise biotechnology information into knowledge. To increase the efficiency of information-based approaches, an information strategy has been developed and consists of the following stages: definition of the problem, its structure and sub-problems; acquisition of data by targeted processing of computer-supported bibliographic, numeric, textual and graphic databases; analysis of data and building of specialized in-house information systems; information processing for structuring data into systems, recognition of trends and patterns of knowledge, particularly by information synthesis using the concept of information density; design of research hypotheses; testing hypotheses in the laboratory and/or pilot plant; repeated evaluation and optimization of hypotheses by information methods and testing them by further laboratory work. The information approaches are illustrated by examples from the university-industry joint projects in biotechnology, biochemistry and agriculture. PMID:24415370

Boh, B

1996-09-01

416

MATE Summer Institutes and Workshops  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-09-20

417

Workshop introduction  

SciTech Connect

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

Streeper, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

418

Workshops for Faculty Development in Family Medicine. Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation was conducted of four faculty development workshops sponsored by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine for faculty in family practice residency programs. Objectives of the evaluation were to determine the extent to which the workshops achieved the specified educational objectives and to assess the operational aspects of the…

Reineke, Robert A.; Welch, Wayne W.

419

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kaufman, Owen Brian

2010-01-01

420

Mathematical and Scientific Development in Early Childhood: A Workshop Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Research Council (NRC), through the Center for Education (CFE), wishes to build on the work in early childhood it has already done. In particular, the NRC wishes to focus on research on young children and their learning of mathematical and scientific ideas. The workshop that is the subject of this report, one in a series of workshops

Beatty, Alix

2005-01-01

421

Transferring Learning from the Workshop to the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Kimberly A.

2009-01-01

422

Thermozymes: biotechnology and structure-function relationships.  

PubMed

Recent findings on the biochemical and molecular features of the following thermozymes are presented, based on their biotechnological use: alpha-amylase and amylopullulanase, used in starch processing; glucose isomerase, used in sweetener production; alcohol dehydrogenase, used in chemical synthesis; and alkaline phosphatase, used in diagnostics. The corresponding genes and recombinant proteins have been characterized in terms of sequence similarities, specific activities, thermophilicity, and unfolding kinetics. Site-directed and nested deletion mutagenesis were used to understand structure-function relationships. All these thermozymes display higher stability and activity than their counterparts currently used in the biotechnology industry. PMID:9783163

Zeikus, J G; Vieille, C; Savchenko, A

1998-08-01

423

Industrial biotechnology takes off in Europe.  

PubMed

Biotechnologies have the potential to significantly impact the quality of life in a sustainable society through the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases, advances in agriculture and food production, and numerous industrial applications ranging from chemicals to materials including environmental protection and remediation. This article considers how the business sector will be modified by developments in the understanding of living organisms. Will the 21st century see the growth of a Bioeconomy based on applications of biotechnology as pervasive and as powerful as the information economy has been at the end of the 20th century? PMID:18453282

Lex, Maurice

2008-01-01

424

The Astronomy Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hamilton, Douglas P.

2013-05-01

425

The advent of biotechnology and technology transfer in agriculture  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1993-05-01

426

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Collier, Helen V.; And Others

427

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Viezzer, Moema L.

2006-01-01

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Howard D.

429

Biotechnology for the 21st century, FY 1993.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report outlines the Federal role in biotechnology research and describes the foundation for a coordinated national initiative that will, over the coming years, maximize the effectiveness of the Federal investment in biotechnology research. Specifical...

1992-01-01

430

Industrial College of the Armed Forces Industry Studies 2002: Biotechnology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The biotechnology industry is critically important to the development of products that will improve health care, agriculture, industrial processes, environmental remediation, and biological defense. Biotechnology has been responsible for medical breakthro...

2002-01-01

431

GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE CORVALLIS RISK ASSESSMENT BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

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

432

Fossil energy biotechnology: A research needs assessment. Final report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Office of Program Analysis of the US 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 str...

W. R. Finnerty

1992-01-01

433

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hill, Ruaraidh; Stanisstreet, Martin; Boyes, Edward

2000-01-01

434

THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER, REPORT FROM A WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY EDUCATIONAL EXECUTIVE'S OVERVIEW MAGAZINE AND PERKINS AND WILL, ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK CITY, OCTOBER 26, 1961.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS IS A REPORT OF A DAY'S WORKSHOP ON THE COLLEGE SCIENCE CENTER, WITH A GROUP OF ARCHITECTS, COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS, AND FACULTY. THE EMPHASIS WAS ON A DISCUSSION OF THE CONSOLIDATION OR CENTRALIZATION OF SCIENCE FACILITIES ON THE LIBERAL ARTS CAMPUS. SPECIFIC TOPICS INCLUDED--(1) WHY BUILD A SCIENCE CENTER, (2) BRIDGING OVER SUBJECT…

SHAW, ARCHIBALD

435

PROCEEDING OF THE THIRD ANNUAL SPRING WORKSHOP FOR VISITING TEACHERS. THEME--THE CHALLENGE OF THE DROPOUT - NEW HORIZONS IN EDUCATION IN THE SIXTIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE PROBLEM OF THE INCREASINGLY LARGE NUMBERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE LEAVING HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE GRADUATION WAS PRESENTED. SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION GROUPS AT THE WORKSHOP AIMED AT PRESENTING THE PLIGHT OF THE DROPOUT FOR THE PURPOSE OF AWAKENING AND MOBILIZING SOCIAL, CIVIC, POLITICAL, BUSINESS, AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN AN EFFORT TO ASSIST YOUTH…

BRIDGES, KACELLIOUS; AND OTHERS

436

Highlights of Workshop on Primary Nursing Care - Southeastern Regional Medical Education Center, Birmingham, Alabama, Held on March 7-8, 1977.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this workshop, primary nursing care is explored as an alternative to team nursing. In primary care, a single nurse assumes the principal role of nursing a patient through the stay in the health care facility, establishing and maintaining a supportive r...

1977-01-01

437

New Perspectives on Planning, Management, and Evaluation in School Improvement: A Report on the 1979 Far West Laboratory Summer Workshop on Educational Dissemination and School Improvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is the result of a 1979 workshop that examined potential applications of new perspectives on organizational planning, management, and evaluation as they apply to school improvement efforts. Section 1 reproduces an orientation paper mailed to conference participants. Section 2 contains an informal report of the proceedings reconstructed…

Hood, Paul D., Ed.

438

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

439

Biofuels workshop II. Proceedings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

E. Alakangas

1993-01-01

440

Army Learning Organisation Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report outlines the conduct, philosophy, management and facilitation of the Army Learning Organisation Workshop held at HMAS Harman Conference Centre on 24 - 25 February 2009. The workshop presented an opportunity for particpants to discuss the relev...

C. Stothard D. McDowall M. Drobnjak S. Talbot

2013-01-01

441

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to raise awareness and understanding for the importance of soil, we developed a workshop for schoolchildren between the age of nine and thirteen. The workshop focuses on soil formation, soil functions and soil organisms. Guided by young soil scientist the children can actively explore different soil properties. Key elements are studies and identification of soil animals, small physical experiments and several games followed up with creative tasks. Our aim is to make the workshop an attractive tool for environmental education in public schools and by this to increase the interest in soil and soil protection. This poster gives a short overview of the contents of the workshop "Boden macht Schule"

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

2014-05-01

442

High School Students' Knowledge and Attitudes regarding Biotechnology Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

443

Natural and unnatural: activists' representations of animal biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social representations of animal biotechnology were examined with a total of 22 animal welfare and rights activists in five focus groups. Content analysis of interview data showed that the social representation of animal biotechnology was organized according to intersecting utilitarian and moral reasoning. On one hand, activists were supportive of the medical applications of animal biotechnology and of their potential

Monica Pivetti

2007-01-01

444

Academic excellence workshops in chemistry and physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Mills, Susan Rose

445

Olive fermentation brine: biotechnological potentialities and valorization  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

446

Cellulases and related enzymes in biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

M. K. Bhat

2000-01-01

447

Enhance beef cattle improvement by embryo biotechnologies.  

PubMed

Embryo biotechnology has become one of the prominent high businesses worldwide. This technology has evolved through three major changes, that is, traditional embryo transfer (in vivo embryo production by donor superovulation), in vitro embryo production by ovum pick up with in vitro fertilization and notably current cloning technique by somatic cell nuclear transfer and transgenic animal production. Embryo biotechnology has widely been used in dairy and beef cattle industry and commercial bovine embryo transfer has become a large international business. Currently, many developed biotechnologies during the period from early oocyte stage to pre-implantation embryos can be used to create new animal breeds and accelerate genetic progression. Based on recent advances in embryo biotechnologies and authors current studies, this review will focus on a description of the application of this technology to beef cattle improvement and discuss how to use this technology to accelerate beef cattle breeding and production. The main topics of this presentation include the following: (i) how to increase calf production numbers from gametes including sperm and oocyte; (ii) multiple ovulation and embryo transfer breeding schemes; (iii) in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasm sperm injection in bovine; (iv) pronuclear development and transgenic animals; (v) sex selection from sperm and embryos; (vi) cloning and androgenesis; (vii) blastocyst development and embryonic stem cells; (viii) preservation of beef cattle genetic resources; and (ix) conclusions. PMID:22128751

Wu, B; Zan, L

2012-10-01

448

Biotechnology at the Cutting Edge - Keasling  

ScienceCinema

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

Keasling, Jay

2013-05-29

449

The Nose Knows: Biotechnological Production of Vanillin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

450

Regulatory affairs and biotechnology in Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The high cost and risks associated with the research and development of new drugs demand an alert as well as realistic legislative policy at both national and international levels. Registration of a new drug required before a marketing licence is granted, is important for all branches of the pharmaceutical industry but is crucial for success in the innovative biotechnological sector.

Ben Tryzelaar

1989-01-01

451

Mathematical Modelling of Continuous Biotechnological Processes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biotechnological processes (BTP) are characterized by a complicated structure of organization and interdependent characteristics. Partial differential equations or systems of partial differential equations are used for their behavioural description as objects with distributed parameters. Modelling of substrate without regard to dispersion…

Pencheva, T.; Hristozov, I.; Shannon, A. G.

2003-01-01

452

Biotechnology at the Cutting Edge - Keasling  

SciTech Connect

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

Keasling, Jay

2010-01-01

453

The Ecological Impacts of Agricultural Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article warns that biotechnology may someday be considered a safe agricultural tool but studies suggest it may have harmful ecological consequences, such as: spreading genetically-engineered genes to indigenous plants, increasing toxicity, which may move through the food chain, disrupting nature's system of pest control, and creating new weeds or virus strains.

Miguel Altieri (University of California at Berkeley;)

2001-02-01

454

Editorial: Biotechnology's impact on sustainable development.  

PubMed

Biotechnology is increasingly recognized in society as a technology to improve the quality of life in a sustainable manner. It is clear that bioenergy and biofuel cannot solve a world energy crisis or reverse global warming, but from a local perspective it can contribute a lot. PMID:23125039

Jungbauer, Alois; Lee, Sang Yup

2012-11-01

455

Biotechnology and bioremediation: successes and limitations  

Microsoft Academic Search

With advances in biotechnology, bioremediation has become one of the most rapidly developing fields of environmental restoration, utilizing microorganisms to reduce the concentration and toxicity of various chemical pollutants, such as petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, phthalate esters, nitroaromatic compounds, industrial solvents, pesticides and metals. A number of bioremediation strategies have been developed to treat contaminated wastes and

M. Dua; A. Singh; N. Sethunathan; A. K. Johri

2002-01-01

456

Biotechnological applications and potentialities of halophilic microorganisms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Halophilic microorganisms are found as normal inhabitants of highly saline environments and thus are considered extremophiles. They are mainly represented, but not exclusively, by the halobacteria (extremely halophilic aerobic Archaea), the moderate halophiles (Bacteria and some methanogens) and several eukaryotic algae. These extremophilic microorganisms are already used for some biotechnological processes, for example halobacteria are used for the production of

A. Ventosa; J. J. Nieto

1995-01-01

457

Opportunities for energy conservation through biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to identify and quantify potential energy savings available through the development and application of biotechnologies. This information is required in support of ECUT research planning efforts as an aid in identifying promising areas needing further consideration and development. It is also intended as background information for a companion ECUT study being conducted by the National Academy of Science to evaluate the use of bioprocessing methods to conserve energy. Several studies have been conducted recently to assess the status and implications of the development of biotechnology. The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) considered institutional, economic, and scientific problems and barriers. The National Science Foundation sponsored a study to examine regulatory needs for this new and expanding technology. Somewhat in contrast to these studies, this report covers principally the technical issues. It should be emphasized that the practicality of many developments in biotechnology is not evaluated solely on the basis of energy considerations. Bioprocesses must often compete with well-established coal, petroleum, and natural gas technologies. A complete evaluation of the technical, economical, and ecological impacts of the large-scale applications discussed in this report is not possible within the scope of this study. Instead, this report assesses the potential of biotechnology to save energy so that research into all aspects of implementation will be stimulated for those industries with significant energy savings potential. 92 references, 6 figures, 24 tables.

Young, J.K.; Griffin, E.A.; Russell, J.A.

1984-11-01

458

Recombinant microbial lipases for biotechnological applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lipases, mainly of microbial origin, represent the most widely used class of enzymes in biotechnological applications and organic chemistry. Modern methods of genetic engineering combined with an increasing knowledge of structure and function will allow further adaptation to industrial needs and exploration of novel applications. Production of such tailored lipases requires their functional overexpression in a suitable host. Hence, this

Claudia Schmidt-Dannert

1999-01-01

459

Guide to Conducting State Recycling Economic Development Finance Workshops.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of this project was to demonstrate a two-pronged program for educating economic development and recycling officials about recycling business development opportunities. The project consisted of conducting a stat recycling finance workshop in ...

1996-01-01

460

Workshop on molecular methods for genetic diagnosis. Final technical report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Sarah Lawrence College Human Genetics Program received Department of Energy funding to offer a continuing medical education workshop for genetic counselors in the New York metropolitan area. According to statistics from the National Society of Genetic...

E. M. Rinchik

1997-01-01

461

Emergent and Early Literacy Workshop: Current Status and Research Directions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This workshop sought to bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and university educators to consider the current state of knowledge about emergent and early literacy learning in all young children, including those with disabilities and o...

2000-01-01

462

DIAPER INDUSTRY WORKSHOP REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

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

463

Thematic Issue: Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The articles in this publication trace the historical development of the theatre workshop, explain the relationship between the workshop and experimental theatre, and analyze the ways in which current drama workshops teach and develop the dramatic skills of the participants. The topics discussed include the special skills, production-oriented, and…

Kirby, Michael, Ed.

1978-01-01

464

Educator's Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Educator's Professional Development is the largest online database of professional development conferences and workshops for educators and teachers in the K-12 bracket. Painstakingly compiled by three lovers of education, EPD is a free service serving the education community. Search our database by date, education level, location or with keywords.

465

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These lesson plans are the result of two regional workshops sponsored by UNESCO in Indonesia in 1989 and Pakistan in 1991. The workshops focused on the need to introduce population education core messages in the Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL). These prototypes of exemplar instructional materials for primary education,…

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

466

Summary report of a workshop on research opportunities in plant biochemistry, December 11--13, 1992, Kona, Hawaii.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A DOE-sponsored workshop was held December 11--13, 1992 in Kona, Hawaii to discuss those aspects of fundamental research in plant biochemistry deemed essential to provide the basic information base necessary for exploiting plant biotechnology to meet futu...

1992-01-01

467

The potential impact of plant biotechnology on the Millennium Development Goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

468

Computer Education for Colleges of Education. TOPICS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first of 18 papers in this collection is a committee report of a workshop held in Kansas City, Missouri, June 26-27, 1982, to consider instructional uses of computers in pre-college education and what colleges of education should be doing. In "Computer Education and Colleges of Education," J. Philip East provides an overview of the issues…

Rogers, Jean B., Ed.

469

Regional Technology Planning Workshop. Resource Manual, 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Technology & Innovations in Education (TIE) workshop was presented on April 24 and 25, 1997, in Denver, CO, to help participants gain a big picture perspective of technology planning and related issues, understand a model for sound, practical technology planning, build capacity for leading a local planning effort, engage in the steps of the…

Technology & Innovations in Education, Rapid City, SD.

470

Aerospace Curriculum: Applied Basic Electricity Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-10-19

471

Young Authors: Writing Workshop in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brown, Kathryn M.

2010-01-01

472

Expanding Options. Facilitator's Guide--Counselor Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides procedures and supporting materials for a sex equity workshop, targeted at school counselors, that is intended to expand awareness of sexism and to increase sex-affirmative behavior in the educational environment. The guide describes the content, process, and sequential learning experiences for four sessions, plus an optional…

Center for Studies of the Person, San Diego, CA.

473

Workshop in Providing Equal Career Opportunities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cubit-Swoyer, Donna

474

The Fabulously Fun Finger Puppet Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how finger puppets can be a safe, creative way for young children to express feelings, act out roles, create play scenarios, and reenact stories as one step toward reading readiness. Details a finger puppetry workshop for early childhood education students; notes that the preservice teachers could produce inexpensive, usable teaching…

Esch, Ginny; Long, Emily

2002-01-01

475

Texas Real Estate Curriculum Workshop Summary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Texas Real Estate Research Center-Texas Education Agency (TRERC-TEA) curriculum workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing 26 Texas community colleges. These participants divided into eight small groups by real estate specialty area and developed curriculum outlines and learning objectives for the following real estate courses:…

Lyon, Robert

476

Multilingual Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rado, Marta, Ed.

477

Preventing School Failure: The Relationship between Preschool and Primary Education. Proceedings of a Workshop on Preschool Research (Bogota, Colombia, May 26-29, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume consists mainly of presentations made at a seminar held in 1981 in Bogota, Colombia, on the relation between preschool education and early childhood education. The seminar brought together educational researchers from many regions of the world as well as specialists in several different disciplines. Encompassing nine investigations…

International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).

478

Biotechnology and DNA vaccines for aquatic animals  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Kurath, G.

2008-01-01

479

Biotechnology/materials: The growing interface  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The biotechnology/materials interaction dates back 3.5 billion years, yet today offers novel challenges for human creativity. The materials cycle practiced by microorganisms is compared to that recently practiced by humans. The processes of the biotechnology materials cycle are biogenesis, bioleaching, biofouling, biocorrosion, biodeterioration, and bioaccumulation. Each process is examined for mechanisms, scale of effect, and opportunity for creative human intervention or utilization. More than 50 of our metallic elements are bio-processed in nature. A like number of biogenic materials have been identified, with some at production rates of trillions of kg per annum (p.a.). Microorganisms can substitute for energy, capital, and labor. Over the eons, microorganisms have gained special attributes that now offer creative humans a new era of partnership in materials processing.

Decker, Raymond F.

1986-01-01

480

Workshops for College Teachers of Introductory Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 1989 we have organized and taught five WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS OF INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY under the sponsorship of the NSF Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement program. The rational for these workshops is that many two- and four- year colleges offer elementary astronomy courses that are taught by instructors with little formal education in astronomy and who are at home institutions with poorly equipped laboratory facilities for either indoor laboratories or outdoor observing sessions. We have offered either two or three week workshops during the summers limited to 20 teachers with three or more years of teaching experience but no professional training in astronomy. The focus of these sessions was to offer a hands-on approach to laboratory work for both indoor labs and outdoor sky observations. We carried out a number of astronomy experiments followed by group discussions which was important in helping participants to decide how to use the materials at their home institutions. We also offered observing experience with small telescopes and brought in astronomers to discuss topics currently at the forefront of astronomical research. The material presented in the workshops has evolved over the years with much more emphasis given to computer labs, CCD observations and electronically available materials. The workshops during the summers of 1989, 1991 and 1992 were held at Tufts University and used the observing facilities at Wellesley College. In 1993 and 1994 we held the workshops at the University of Colorado which allowed us to use the resources of Sommers-Bausch Observatory and Fiske Planetarium. We want to report on the development of these workshops, some statistical information about the participants and the implications that our experience with these workshops has for professional astronomers.

Little, S. J.; Garmany, C. D.; Little-Marenin, I. R.; Mumford, G. S.

1994-12-01

481

Building Strong Geoscience Departments Through the Visiting Workshop Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

482

Microencapsulation in food science and biotechnology.  

PubMed

Microencapsulation can represent an excellent example of microtechnologies applied to food science and biotechnology. Microencapsulation can be successfully applied to entrap natural compounds, like essential oils or vegetal extracts containing polyphenols with well known antimicrobial properties to be used in food packaging. Microencapsulation preserves lactic acid bacteria, both starters and probiotics, in food and during the passage through the gastrointestinal tract, and may contribute to the development of new functional foods. PMID:22024623

Nazzaro, Filomena; Orlando, Pierangelo; Fratianni, Florinda; Coppola, Raffaele

2012-04-01

483

Ergonomics problems and solutions in biotechnology laboratories  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-03-01

484

A short history of plant biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Indra K. Vasil

2008-01-01

485

Biotechnology of flavours—the next generation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volatile organic chemicals (flavours, aromas) are the sensory principles of many consumer products and govern their acceptance\\u000a and market success. Flavours from microorganisms compete with the traditional agricultural sources. Screening for overproducers,\\u000a elucidation of metabolic pathways and precursors and application of conventional bioengineering has resulted in a set of more\\u000a than 100 commercial aroma chemicals derived via biotechnology. Various routes

Ralf G. Berger

2009-01-01

486

Improved molecular tools for sugar cane biotechnology.  

PubMed

Sugar cane is a major source of food and fuel worldwide. Biotechnology has the potential to improve economically-important traits in sugar cane as well as diversify sugar cane beyond traditional applications such as sucrose production. High levels of transgene expression are key to the success of improving crops through biotechnology. Here we describe new molecular tools that both expand and improve gene expression capabilities in sugar cane. We have identified promoters that can be used to drive high levels of gene expression in the leaf and stem of transgenic sugar cane. One of these promoters, derived from the Cestrum yellow leaf curling virus, drives levels of constitutive transgene expression that are significantly higher than those achieved by the historical benchmark maize polyubiquitin-1 (Zm-Ubi1) promoter. A second promoter, the maize phosphonenolpyruvate carboxylate promoter, was found to be a strong, leaf-preferred promoter that enables levels of expression comparable to Zm-Ubi1 in this organ. Transgene expression was increased approximately 50-fold by gene modification, which included optimising the codon usage of the coding sequence to better suit sugar cane. We also describe a novel dual transcriptional enhancer that increased gene expression from different promoters, boosting expression from Zm-Ubi1 over eightfold. These molecular tools will be extremely valuable for the improvement of sugar cane through biotechnology. PMID:24150836

Kinkema, Mark; Geijskes, Jason; Delucca, Paulo; Palupe, Anthony; Shand, Kylie; Coleman, Heather D; Brinin, Anthony; Williams, Brett; Sainz, Manuel; Dale, James L

2014-03-01

487

Developments in geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Disposal of toxic solid waste in an environmentally and economically acceptable way may be in some cases a major impediment to large geothermal development. The major thrust of the R D effort in this laboratory is to develop low-cost processes for the concentration and removal of toxic materials and metals from geothermal residues. In order to accomplish this, biochemical processes elaborated by certain microorganisms which live in extreme environments have served as models for a biotechnology. It has been shown that 80% or better removal of toxic metals can be achieved at fast rates (e.g., 25 hours or less) at acidic pH and temperatures of about 60{degrees}C. There are several process variables which have to be taken into consideration in the development of such biotechnology. These include reactor size and type, strain of microorganisms, biomass growth, temperature, loading concentrations of residual geothermal sludge, and chemical nature of metal salts present. Recent data generated by the research and development effort associated with the emerging biotechnology will be presented and discussed.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.S.; Jin, J.Z.

1992-01-01

488

Developments in geothermal waste treatment biotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Disposal of toxic solid waste in an environmentally and economically acceptable way may be in some cases a major impediment to large geothermal development. The major thrust of the R&D effort in this laboratory is to develop low-cost processes for the concentration and removal of toxic materials and metals from geothermal residues. In order to accomplish this, biochemical processes elaborated by certain microorganisms which live in extreme environments have served as models for a biotechnology. It has been shown that 80% or better removal of toxic metals can be achieved at fast rates (e.g., 25 hours or less) at acidic pH and temperatures of about 60{degrees}C. There are several process variables which have to be taken into consideration in the development of such biotechnology. These include reactor size and type, strain of microorganisms, biomass growth, temperature, loading concentrations of residual geothermal sludge, and chemical nature of metal salts present. Recent data generated by the research and development effort associated with the emerging biotechnology will be presented and discussed.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.S.; Jin, J.Z.

1992-09-01

489

Digital and analog gene circuits for biotechnology.  

PubMed

Biotechnology offers the promise of valuable chemical production via microbial processing of renewable and inexpensive substrates. Thus far, static metabolic engineering strategies have enabled this field to advance industrial applications. However, the industrial scaling of statically engineered microbes inevitably creates inefficiencies due to variable conditions present in large-scale microbial cultures. Synthetic gene circuits that dynamically sense and regulate different molecules can resolve this issue by enabling cells to continuously adapt to variable conditions. These circuits also have the potential to enable next-generation production programs capable of autonomous transitioning between steps in a bioprocess. Here, we review the design and application of two main classes of dynamic gene circuits, digital and analog, for biotechnology. Within the context of these classes, we also discuss the potential benefits of digital-analog interconversion, memory, and multi-signal integration. Though synthetic gene circuits have largely been applied for cellular computation to date, we envision that utilizing them in biotechnology will enhance the efficiency and scope of biochemical production with living cells. PMID:24677719

Roquet, Nathaniel; Lu, Timothy K

2014-05-01

490

Teacher Workshops in the US: Goals, Best Practices and Impact  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The goal of the workshop is to educate the teachers on a few focused topics so that they can transfer the knowledge they gain to their students. We will recruit scientists who are attending the meeting to participate in the workshops and will also pair the teachers with scientists in the field who can serve as a resource for the teacher and their class throughout the school year. The scientists can answer questions the teachers may have, be available to do video lectures or interactive question and answer sessions over skype, and work with the teachers to develop hands-on classroom activities. We will partner closely with EPO professionals in NASA's Science Mission Directorate to ensure that best practices for the workshops are employed, including ensuring that the workshop and workshop materials are designed within the framework of the state standards, surveying participating teachers before the workshops about their needs and goals, assessing the participants pre-workshop knowledge, and engaging participants as learners during the workshop [1]. The impact of the workshop will be increased by providing the teachers and students with a scientist who will serve as a long-term resource. We will maintain contact with the teachers after the workshop to ensure that the scientists are still actively engaged in their classroom and to collect feedback. References [1] Shupla C, et al. (2011) Lessons Learned: Best Practices in Educator Workshops. 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, no. 2828. EPSC Abstracts Vol. 6, EPSC-DPS2011-1775, 2011 EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 c Author(s) 2011

Hörst, S. M.

2011-10-01

491

ISS Biotechnology Facility - Overview of Analytical Tools for Cellular Biotechnology Investigations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The ISS Biotechnology Facility (BTF) platform provides scientists with a unique opportunity to carry out diverse experiments in a microgravity environment for an extended period of time. Although considerable progress has been made in preserving cells on the ISS for long periods of time for later return to Earth, future biotechnology experiments would desirably monitor, process, and analyze cells in a timely way on-orbit. One aspect of our work has been directed towards developing biochemical sensors for pH, glucose, oxygen, and carbon dioxide for perfused bioreactor system developed at Johnson Space Center. Another aspect is the examination and identification of new and advanced commercial biotechnologies that may have applications to on-orbit experiments.

Jeevarajan, A. S.; Towe, B. C.; Anderson, M. M.; Gonda, S. R.; Pellis, N. R.

2001-01-01

492

Lunar Commercialization Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Martin, Gary L.

2008-01-01

493

CARE 3 User's Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1988-01-01

494

Hampton University (hu) Center for Fusion Research & Training (cfrt) Summer High School Fusion Science Workshops: 1996 Through 2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

The HU CFRT has conducted Summer High School Fusion Science Energy Workshops during the summers of 1996 through 2000 - a total of five summer fusion science workshops for high school students. These workshops are one of many programs and activities of the center organized and focused around the education, motivation, retention and research experiences for young scholars especially under-represented

Alkesh Punjabi; Halima Ali; Ellis Rhonda; Vincent Tucker

2001-01-01

495

Texas Marine Education Association  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-10-27

496

Dining on DNA: An Exploration into Food Biotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This teaching unit on food biotechnology for college and high school students and teachers is presented by Access Excellence at the National Health Museum. A sample lesson, Welcome to the World of Food Biotechnology, is provided on the page and the whole document can be downloaded as a PDF. Other lessons include Traditional Biotechnology Laboratory: Making Yogurt, Who put DNA in my Salad? and An Exercise in Recombinant DNA.

2006-11-14

497

The evolution of the biotechnology industry in Germany.  

PubMed

In the past five years, the climate for commercial biotechnology in Germany has improved significantly and has resulted in an increase in the number of biotechnology companies. On examination of the underlying factors of the evolution of the biotechnology industry in Germany, and against the background of the current situation, it is predicted that many German biotech companies will have to change their business models to focus on product development rather than on platform technologies. PMID:12062972

Müller, Christian

2002-07-01

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