Sample records for government research labs

  1. Nanotechnology Research Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This web site has a list of links to various nano research labs. The first section of links includes academic, government and corporate labs, which do research but do not make their facilities available to outside researchers. The second set of links includes labs that accept outside researchers, such as the National Institute of Standards.

  2. Choosing a Research Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-06-21

    This resource lists a series of categories and questions for individuals to consider when looking for a research lab. The questions are intended to help job seekers break down and consider what is and is not important to their personal goals in working in a research lab.

  3. Nomadic Research Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Nomadic Research Labs is a small enterprise devoted to the pursuit of nomadness. It was created by Steve Roberts who has been a technomad for the past 11 years, wandering 17,000 miles around the U.S. on various versions of a computerized recumbent bicycle known first as the Winnebiko and then BEHEMOTH. The Web site offers extensive information about BEHEMOTH and its travels and the ongoing development of Microship which holds a satellite Internet connection, two Macs, onboard video production capability and more. You can also find extensive information about the growing field of technomadics -- the use of nomadic connectivity and autonomous power/control tools to render one's physical location irrelevant.

  4. Annual report 2009 Research labs

    E-print Network

    Lagergren, Jens

    65 Annual report 2009 Research labs Communication System, CoS Computer Communication Systems, CCS involves the technical and economic aspects of wire- less and wired systems, as well as communication of terminals/artefacts, user interfaces, context-sen- sitive functionality in both services and artefacts

  5. AT&T Labs Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The AT&T Labs organization constitutes one of the most celebrated research groups in the world. The group is willing to share some of its findings through this fine website and visitors with a penchant for technological innovation will find much to enjoy here. The site includes a variety of featured stories, videos, projects, and papers. Of note is ââ?¬Ĺ?Tech View: Technology for Making TV Viewing Easy,ââ?¬Âť an article on voice activated remote controls. Visitors can sign up for updates and also read the "Profiles in Innovation" series, which looks at different researchers and their work at the Labs. Finally, visitors shouldn't miss the "Human-Computer Interaction" blog, authored by researcher Lana Yarosh.

  6. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Behavioral Research Lab

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    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB ­ POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Behavioral Research Lab The Behavioral Research Lab (see Figure One) is a multiuse research space designed to support a wide variety of research within the domains of accounting, information systems, finance, management, marketing

  7. Behavioral Research: A Government Pawn.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garic, John M.

    1996-01-01

    Reviews the systemic and philosophical problems surrounding government funding for behavioral research. Discusses the relationship between Congress and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), lists specific requests to NIH, and prognosticates the future of behavioral-research funding. (EMK)

  8. Research governance: ethical issues

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anne Slowther; Petra Boynton; Sara Shaw; Trisha Greenhalgh

    2006-01-01

    SUMMARY Healthcare research is haunted by a history of unethical studies in which profound harm was caused to vulnerable individuals. Official systems for gaining ethical approval for research, designed to prevent a repetition of these shameful examples, can prove bureaucratic and inflexible in practice. The core ethical principles of respect for autonomy, prevention of harm, promotion of benefit, and justice

  9. Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Amit Agrawal

    E-print Network

    Agrawal, Amit

    Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Amit Agrawal Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Cambridge, MA, USA Computational Cameras: Exploiting Spatial- Angular Temporal Tradeoffs in Photography #12;Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Where

  10. University of Victoria: The Whale Research Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website presents the Whale Research Lab at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The Whale Lab -- consisting of a small group of faculty, graduate students, and associates -- focuses on conservation-related marine mammal research. The site features research project profiles for M.Sc. and PhD students, and includes a short list of theses and dissertations. Dr. Ellen Hines" dissertation -- titled Conservation of the Dugong (_Dugong dugon_) along the Andaman Coast of Thailand: An example of the integration of the Conservation Biology in Endangered Species Research -- is available in multiple PDF files. The website includes a list of faculty publications as well. The Whale Lab site also links to information about the Marine Research Intern Program with the Society for Ecological & Coastal Research. This site is also reviewed in the June 25, 2004 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.

  11. Shor Lab "Soil Water" Project Undergraduate Research Opportunity

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    Shor, Leslie McCabe

    Shor Lab ­ "Soil Water" Project Undergraduate Research Opportunity Primary Graduate Student: Jinzi altering soil hydraulic conductivity. The Shor and Gage labs have received a USDA grant to investigate

  12. Game Research and Virtual Environment Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Game Research and Virtual Environment Lab (GRAVEL)

    This site from the University of Minnesota?s Game Research and Virtual Environment Lab studies game and virtual reality environments. Its mission is to promote and support exploring the structure of game and virtual reality environments to advance research and better understand the cultural, communicative, aesthetic, technical, and social implications and opportunities these structures provide.

  13. Government-industry-education collaboration for intelligent tutor computer labs

    SciTech Connect

    Elling, S.; Rinehart, S. [Alliance for Education, Dayton, OH (United States); Thorp, K.E.G. [Univ. of Dayton Research Institute, OH (United States)] [and others

    1994-12-31

    Through the dedicated collaborative efforts of many individuals interested in supporting local education, computer laboratories were established at two urban high schools. The purchasing and implementation of the project was handled by the Alliance for Education, a local non-profit education advocate. Funds were supplied by the Air Force as part of a 3-year research activity utilizing artificial intelligence technology to tutor 9th grade students. NCR (now AT7T Global Information Solutions) corporate leaders provided the computers and network equipment at a considerable savings to the project. Each lab is a state-of-the-art facility with air-conditioning, carpeting, special computer tables, computer projection screens, and on-site technical support. Student and teacher enthusiasm toward the project has been gratifying and quantitative results are currently being evaluated for both attitude, skills, and state proficiency tests.

  14. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES The Behavioral Research Lab (see illustration on following page) is a multiuse research space designed to

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB­ POLICIES AND PROCEDURES The Behavioral Research Lab (see within the domains of accounting, information systems, finance, management, marketing, and operations Rules The Behavioral Research Lab should be used to conduct research and collect data

  15. Setting Up A Research Lab

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    Klein, Ophir

    ://hr.ucsf.edu/index.p hp/aphr/article/hr- service-request-system/ Graduate Student Recruitment Graduate Program://www.qb3.org/res earch/core-facilities Clinical data storage Director, IDR/My Research My Research website; trainings My Research via MyAccess, https://dp.ucsf.edu/idp/ Authn/UserPassword Access to clinical databases

  16. From a deep and daunting research lab

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    Warner, Sally

    The ocean: From a deep and daunting research lab to a forum for new innovations Sally Warner Ph tank... How many measurements would you need to make to find the temperature of the water everywhere today? > Satellites: SeaWIFS true color chlorophyll green = more phytoplankton, blue = less

  17. John E. Hasse, Geospatial Research Lab,

    E-print Network

    ap Executive Summary July 2010 John E. Hasse, Geospatial Research Lab: Urban Growth and Open Space Loss in NJ 1986 thru 2007 John Hasse, Director Environmental Studies, and coproduction managers Craig Coutros and John M. Tyrawski. The authors would also like to thank New Jersey

  18. Shor Lab Information Cascades Undergraduate Research Opportunity

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    Shor, Leslie McCabe

    Shor Lab ­ Information Cascades Undergraduate Research Opportunity Primary Graduate Student. Undergrad Project Objectives: Our goal is to observe and quantify the tendency of protists to follow paper. About Me: I received my B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire

  19. The NASA Langley Isolator Dynamics Research Lab

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Middleton, Troy F.; Balla, Robert J.; Baurle, Robert A.; Humphreys, William M.; Wilson, Lloyd G.

    2010-01-01

    The Isolator Dynamics Research Lab (IDRL) is under construction at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. A unique test apparatus is being fabricated to support both wall and in-stream measurements for investigating the internal flow of a dual-mode scramjet isolator model. The test section is 24 inches long with a 1-inch by 2-inch cross sectional area and is supplied with unheated, dry air through a Mach 2.5 converging-diverging nozzle. The test section is being fabricated with two sets (glass and metallic) of interchangeable sidewalls to support flow visualization and laser-based measurement techniques as well as static pressure, wall temperature, and high frequency pressure measurements. During 2010, a CFD code validation experiment will be conducted in the lab in support of NASA s Fundamental Aerodynamics Program. This paper describes the mechanical design of the Isolator Dynamics Research Lab test apparatus and presents a summary of the measurement techniques planned for investigating the internal flow field of a scramjet isolator model.

  20. Nano Research Facility Lab Safety Manual Nano Research Facility

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    1 Nano Research Facility Lab Safety Manual Nano Research Facility: Weining Wang Office: Brauer rules and procedures (a) Accidents and spills for chemicals Not containing Nano-Materials Spills of non for chemicals Containing Nano-Materials In a fume hood small spills of nano-materials in a liquid may

  1. Government Research and Development Policy for Telecommunications.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cohen, Linda

    This paper investigates how recent changes in the telecommunications industry are likely to affect government research and development policies by analyzing how changes in the market structure--in particular, increased competition in the industry due to domestic deregulation and international competition--change the political economy of government

  2. 1AT&T Labs -Research Information, Gravity, and

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    Roughan, Matthew

    1AT&T Labs - Research Information, Gravity, and Traffic Matrices Yin Zhang, Matthew Roughan, Albert, routing and configuration Part II:Algorithms Gravity models Tomography Combination and information approach In real networks the problem is highly under-constrained #12;14AT&T Labs - Research Gravity Model

  3. The HMSC in Newport is one of the largest marine labs in the Pacific Northwest, a thriving research community where students interact with university faculty and government agency scientists and have easy access to the

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    access to the "living laboratory" of Oregon's coastal estuaries and the ocean. On the OSU main campus in world-class labs and facilities. Marine Science Internships in Oregon From Estuaries to the Deep Sea

  4. Governing Knowledge: Research Steering and Research Quality

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ozga, Jenny

    2008-01-01

    This article argues that the "quality" debate in education research is not so much about quality as about creating the conditions in which research and knowledge production in the field of education can be managed and steered. The criticisms of research in education have destabilised the field and promoted its closer dependence on and alignment…

  5. Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras and Illumination Amit Agrawal

    E-print Network

    Agrawal, Amit

    Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras and Illumination Amit Agrawal Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Cambridge, MA, USA Computational Cameras and Illumination #12;Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras and Illumination Where are the cameras? #12

  6. Transducer research at Bell Labs until 1975

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sessler, Gerhard M.

    2001-05-01

    Transducer work in the Acoustics Research Department of Bell Labs from about 1960 to 1975 was focussed on electret-based devices. The first such systems were electret headphones which demonstrated the usefulness of this principle in the sense that no dc-bias was required and that the systems were very sensitive, of high quality, and of simple design. This was followed by the invention of the foil-electret microphone in 1962. Initially, these transducers had polyester electrets which, after a thermal charging procedure, kept their charge only for periods of the order of several months. A search for more stable electrets resulted in 1964 in the discovery of fluoroethylenepropylene as a superior material with time constants of the charge decay of hundreds of years under normal environmental conditions. This electret material is still in use in today's transducers. Subsequent activities were directed toward a better understanding of the solid-state properties of these materials. This included, among others, studies of thermally stimulated processes, irradiation effects, and new charging techniques. Later work on transducers centered on the design and characterization of directional microphones, microphone arrays, ultrasonic transducers, touch pads, and other devices useful in telecommunications.

  7. Bio Basics Fact Sheet: Research Lab Safety Training Requirements

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    Thomas, David D.

    Bio Basics Fact Sheet: Research Lab Safety Training Requirements Documentation All training must will be automatically entered into an employee's PeopleSoft record. · Employees may view their training record and self template is provided for lab specific safety training, http

  8. THE NAVAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE AND PLASMA PHYSICS RESEARCH AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LAB

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    Shyy, Wei

    THE NAVAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE AND PLASMA PHYSICS RESEARCH AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LAB Dr. Tom service." The NRL Plasma Physics Division (PPD) was established in 1966 to perform fusion research plosions. Today, the PPD conducts a broad basic research program in plasma physics, labo ratory discharge

  9. CyLab Research Guide & Highlights CyLab Leans Forward On Its 10th Anniversary

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    and Jeff Hancock Automatic Facial Landmarking Lead Researcher: Marios Savvides Behavior-based Mobility App for Secure Messaging · CyLab Hosts Panel Discussion and Screenings of CODE 2600, A New Feature Security & Privacy for Next Generation Mobile Networks Lead Researcher: Patrick Tague Context

  10. Paid Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Position in the Jones Lab Faculty Name: Dr. Holly Jones http://www.bios.niu.edu/jones/lab/

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    Karonis, Nicholas T.

    Paid Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Position in the Jones Lab Faculty Name: Dr. Holly Jones http://www.bios.niu.edu/jones/lab/ Undergraduate Research process stable isotopic samples from Nachusa. Attend weekly Jones lab meetings

  11. DEVELOPING A BASIC RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR DIGITAL GOVERNMENT

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    DEVELOPING A BASIC RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR DIGITAL GOVERNMENT: INFORMATION, ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNANCE Report of a national workshop held in May 2002 Jane E. Fountain Principal Investigator Director, National Center for Digital Government John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University Cambridge

  12. Instrumentation and Equipment for Three Independent Research Labs

    SciTech Connect

    Darlene Roth

    2012-03-29

    Completed in 2011, Albright's new Science Center includes three independent student and faculty research labs in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, and Physics (separate from teaching labs). Providing independent research facilities, they eliminate disruptions in classrooms and teaching labs, encourage and accommodate increased student interest, and stimulate advanced research. The DOE grant of $369,943 enabled Albright to equip these advanced labs for 21st century science research, with much instrumentation shared among departments. The specialty labs will enable Albright to expand its student-faculty research program to meet growing interest, help attract superior science students, maximize faculty expertise, and continue exceeding its already high rates of acceptance for students applying for postgraduate education or pharmaceutical research positions. Biology instrumentation/equipment supports coursework and independent and collaborative research by students and faculty. The digital shaker, CO{sub 2} and water bath incubators (for controlled cell growth), balance, and micropipettes support cellular biology research in the advanced cell biology course and student-faculty research into heavy metal induction of heat shock proteins in cultured mammalian cells and the development of PCR markers from different populations of the native tree, Franklinia. The gravity convection oven and lyophilizer support research into physical and chemical analysis of floodplain sediments used in assessment of riparian restoration efforts. The Bio-Rad thermocycler permits fast and accurate DNA amplification as part of research into genetic diversity in small mammal populations and how those populations are affected by land-use practices and environmental management. The Millipore water deionizing system and glassware washer provide general support of the independent research lab and ensure quality control of coursework and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and toxicology. Grant purchases support faculty and students working in the areas of plant cellular biology, landscape ecology and wildlife management, wetland restoration, and ecotoxicology of aquatic invertebrates. Chemistry/BioChemistry instrumentation supports a wide range of research and teaching needs. The Dell quad core Xeon processors and Gaussian 09 support computational research efforts of two of our faculty. The computational work of one of these groups is part of close collaboration with one organic chemist and provides support info for the synthetic work of this professor and his students. Computational chemistry studies were also introduced into the physical chemistry laboratory course for junior chemistry concentrators. The AKTA plus system and superdex columns, Thermoscientific Sorvall RC-6 plus superspeed centrifuge, Nanodrop spectrometer, Eppendorf microfuge, Homogenizer and Pipetman pipetters were incorporated into a research project involving purification and characterization of a construct of beta 2-microglobulin by one of our biochemists. The vacuum system (glove box, stand, and pump) makes a significant contribution to the research of our inorganic chemist, the newest department member, working on research projects with four students. The glove box provides the means to carry out their synthetic work in an oxygenless atmosphere. Supporting basic research pursued by faculty and students, the remaining items (refrigerator/freezer units for flammable storage, freezer, refrigerated water bath, rotary evaporator system, vacuum oven, analytical and top-loading balances) were distributed between our biochemistry and chemistry research labs. The Nanodrop spectrometer, Sorvall centrifuge, and rotary evaporator system are used in several junior/senior lab courses in both biochemistry and chemistry. To date, 14 undergraduate research students have been involved in projects using the new instrumentation and equipment provided by this grant. Physics equipment acquired is radically transforming Albright research and teaching capabilities. The tw

  13. 1AT&T Labs -Research Simple Network Measurements Please!

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    Roughan, Matthew

    to see results BGP Event detection Operations are "fire-fighters" Don't care about events if they go detect DoS, or other unusual events Coarse time scale (>1 minute typically) Lack of well tested Management system agent SNMP Polls #12;10AT&T Labs - Research Irregularly sampled data Why? Missing data

  14. MIT Research Lab of Electronics Digital Media in 2011

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    MĂ©dard, Muriel

    MIT Research Lab of Electronics Digital Media in 2011 Presented by Jamyn Edis, VP Emerging Emerging Technology @ HBO · Professor (New Media/Marke+ng) @ NYU Stern · Previously strategy consultant, focused on media, technology and communica+ons · Academic

  15. MEMS Research Lab, EL-104 College of Engineering

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    Kassegne, Samuel Kinde

    MEMS Research Lab, EL-104 College of Engineering 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego CA 92182-1323 Tel: 619-594-1815 Fax: 619-594-3599 SDSU MEMS CLEANROOM CERTIFICATION PROGRAM Every new student with intention to work in SDSU MEMS cleanroom facility has to complete the SDSU MEMS Lithography certification

  16. Robotics research and education with LabVIEW

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Phillip John McKerrow

    Robotics research includes developing complex real-time software for testing theories and algorithms. Robotics education includes setting practical assignments on real robots and vision systems for a growing number of students. Both of these tasks can be achieved simply and relatively inexpensively using Macintosh computers running LabVIEW software, with both mobile robots and robots built from LEGO.

  17. San Francisco State University Nano-Electronics & Computing Research Lab 1 ASIC Design Flow Tutorial

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    Mahmoodi, Hamid

    San Francisco State University Nano-Electronics & Computing Research Lab 1 ASIC Design Flow Francisco State University Nano-Electronics & Computing Research Lab 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS WHAT IS AN ASIC-Flop ........................................................................................................................... 9 OVERVIEW OF ASIC FLOW

  18. StreamLab Collaboratory: Experiments, data sets, and research synthesis

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Singh, Arvind; Czuba, Jonathan A.; Foufoula-Georgiou, Efi; Marr, Jeffrey D. G.; Hill, Craig; Johnson, Sara; Ellis, Chris; Mullin, James; Orr, Cailin H.; Wilcock, Peter R.; Hondzo, Miki; Paola, Chris

    2013-03-01

    A series of community-led, large-scale laboratory experiments, termed "StreamLab", were performed by the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) with the purpose of advancing multidisciplinary research, education, and knowledge transfer at the interface of physical/chemical/biological processes in streams, science-based stream restoration practice, and environmental sensing technologies. Two series of experiments, StreamLab06 and StreamLab08, were conducted in the Main Channel of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, a flume 84 m long and 2.75 m wide with water fed by the Mississippi River at a rate of up to 8.5 m3/s. The purpose of this paper is to share with the broader community the data collected with the hope of stimulating further analysis and future experimental campaigns toward advancing our predictive understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological processes in streams. Toward this end, a brief summary of the results to date is included and some ideas for further research are provided.

  19. Information, Institutions and Governance: Advancing a Basic Social Science Research Program for Digital Government

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jane E. Fountain

    2003-01-01

    Throughout the globe, the sweep of information and communication technologies offers unprecedented opportunities for the advancement of governance and society. But information and communication technologies alone are inadequate to foster such benefits. An important, time-sensitive opportunity exists to make a major difference in the development of digital governance and society globally. An applied, rigorous research agenda would clarify for policymakers

  20. Participating in Research in a Biology Professor`s Lab (BIOS Research Credits, Departmental Honors)

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    King, Bethia H.

    Participating in Research in a Biology Professor`s Lab (BIOS Research Credits, Departmental Honors) *****requires at least 3.0 bioGPA****** Who should go see Dr. Bethia King and/or read these FAQs? Students with a bioGPA of 3.0 or better who are interested in getting research experience in a professor's laboratory

  1. The Spine Research lab is a 1400 square footneurophysiology and histology laboratory

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    The Spine Research lab is a 1400 square footneurophysiology and histology laboratory devoted the most frequent body part injured in the workplace. The Spine lab is studying the mechanisms by which:The Spine Lab won the 1995 Ann Doner Vaughn Kappa Delta Award, best paper and poster Awards at the Annual

  2. The Reach Out Lab Researching our impact. What are our aspirations?

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    The Reach Out Lab Researching our impact. What are our aspirations? Very few exercises in public participating in the Reach Out Lab activities are being followed over three to five years to assess their career working with in Reach Out Lab and a cohort of non-participating students will be compared as a control

  3. -on three CG research topics - Luiz Velho VISGRAF Lab 2007 2

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    Extraction · View Stabilization · Warped Display · Non-Linear Narratives © Luiz Velho VISGRAF Lab 2007 30 BG [Szeliski 05] © Luiz Velho VISGRAF Lab 2007 32 Expressive Viewing · Fragmentation / Distortion [OffenhuberR3 - on three CG research topics - Luiz Velho IMPA © Luiz Velho VISGRAF Lab 2007 2 Goals

  4. Research Politics: Some Issues in Conducting Research for Government as a Client

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diko, Nolutho; Bantwini, Bongani D.

    2013-01-01

    Researchers are guided by their ideological and ethical viewpoints when conducting research. Doing research for government challenges them to confront these ideals head-on. This article explores the uncertain terrain researchers sometimes have to negotiate when conducting research for government, and discusses relations between researchers and…

  5. John F. Kennedy School of Government Politics Research Group

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    The Politics Research Group of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has created this site, which contains working papers from faculty seminars and research workshops. Abstracts and full-text versions are both available. Some titles include: "Little Theatre: Committees in Congress," "Are Lawyers Liars? The Argument of Redescription," "Securing Subsidiarity: Legitimacy and the Allocation of Governing Authority," and "Managing Technology Policy at the White House."

  6. POLICIES GOVERNING RESEARCH AT THE SODA SPRINGS DESERT STUDIES CENTER

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    de Lijser, Peter

    POLICIES GOVERNING RESEARCH AT THE SODA SPRINGS DESERT STUDIES CENTER Introduction. It is the policy of the Board of Governors of the California Desert Studies Consortium to encourage and facilitate research and research- related activities at the Desert Studies Center. In doing so, the Board implicitly

  7. Research on Rehabilitation Engineering at ARTS Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. C. Carrozza; C. Laschi; S. Micera; P. Dario; S. Roccella; J. Carpaneto; L. Beccai; A. Pisetta; L. Odetti; F. Vecchi; S. Mazzoleni

    2007-01-01

    This article presents an overview of the current researches at the ARTS (Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems) Lab in the field of biorobotics and biomechatronics. The research areas investigated at ARTS Lab include: rehabilitation robotics, assistive robotics, bio-inspired robotics, bionics, humanoid robotics, human-machine interfaces, and gerontechnology. Future research challenges are also presented.

  8. Lab Specific Safety Training NNIN-Nano Research Facility and EECE-Jens Lab

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    are permitted in the storage cabinets or fume hoods. · Select chemical carcinogens shall only be used in every lab and should be worn when handling any chemicals. · Safety glasses are available in the labs and should be worn when working with chemicals. · Gloves should be worn when working with chemicals. Small

  9. The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Space Science Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Castelaz, Michael W.; Whitworth, C.

    2010-01-01

    High school students in rural Western North Carolina conduct planetary science research monitoring the Earth's Moon for impacts by meteors. NASA has a program dedicated to monitoring the Moon as part of the NASA Vision for Space Exploration and future human missions to the Moon. The primary goal is to reach students who otherwise would not have this opportunity and motivate them to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for objective scientific inquiry. Students develop skills in electronics, computer sciences, astronomy, optics, physics and earth sciences. Equally important is the hope that the students will become interested in pursuing careers in research or other science-related areas. The program involves 30 students per year over a three year period. We are in the first year of the program. The students work with PARI scientists and science educators, alumni SSL scholars, and retiree volunteers from the community whose careers span science, technology, engineering, and math. Students spend a week at PARI where they learn to use the PARI 0.4-m optical telescope for lunar observations, and build their own telescope. The Space Science Lab students learn to analyze the data searching for lunar impacts. Additionally, students bring their newly constructed telescopes home so they can continue their observations as part of continuing school-related projects. We have monthly follow-up sessions throughout the school year, and a website where students upload their most recent lunar images. The Space Science Lab is based at the PARI, the former NASA east coast tracking station near Brevard, NC.

  10. Governing controversial science: Lessons from stem cell research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Mintrom; Rebecca Bollard

    2009-01-01

    Developments in genomic science and biotechnology are creating new governance challenges concerning funding, oversight, and regulation of the underlying science and its applications. Among forms of genomics and biotechnology, human stem cell research has been one of the most controversial. It holds great promise for the development of medical therapies, but the link between human reproduction and research on embryonic

  11. Quality in Early Years Settings: Government, Research and Practitioners' Perspectives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cottle, Michelle; Alexander, Elise

    2012-01-01

    This article begins by outlining the UK Government policy context, offering a brief critique before moving on to summarise recent research into "quality" in the early years. The main body of the article locates the perspectives of early years practitioners within this context, drawing on data from an Economic and Social Research Council-funded…

  12. Research Computing Governance Committee Meeting Minutes Friday, October 26, 2012

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    Guenther, Frank

    things in place to remain competitive will be important for BU. Example: cloud computing. WouldResearch Computing Governance Committee Meeting Minutes Friday, October 26, 2012 Location: Metcalf in computing: Researchers individually have a need for computing The field they're in suddenly has a need

  13. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns08.html[5/10/12 9:18:07 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http OF CHOLESTEROL IN LUNG SURFACTANT #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

  14. Living Lab Research Landscape: From User Centred Design and User Experience towards

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Living Lab Research Landscape: From User Centred Design and User Experience towards User Cocreation Design (Von Hippel, 2005) and User Created Content (O'Reilly, 1998) as well as User Co-Creation (Prahalad & Ramaswamy, 2000). This paper explores the domain landscape of Living Lab research, based on the landscape

  15. VR/IS Lab Virtual Actor research overview

    SciTech Connect

    Shawver, D.M.; Stansfield, S.

    1995-06-22

    This overview presents current research at Sandia National Laboratories in the Virtual Reality and Intelligent Simulation Lab. Into an existing distributed VR environment which we have been developing, and which provides shared immersion for multiple users, we are adding virtual actor support. The virtual actor support we are adding to this environment is intended to provide semi-autonomous actors, with oversight and high-level guiding control by a director/user, and to allow the overall action to be driven by a scenario. We present an overview of the environment into which our virtual actors will be added in Section 3, and discuss the direction of the Virtual Actor research itself in Section 4. We will briefly review related work in Section 2. First however we need to place the research in the context of what motivates it. The motivation for our construction of this environment, and the line of research associated with it, is based on a long-term program of providing support, through simulation, for situational training, by which we mean a type of training in which students learn to handle multiple situations or scenarios. In these situations, the student may encounter events ranging from the routine occurance to the rare emergency. Indeed, the appeal of such training systems is that they could allow the student to experience and develop effective responses for situations they would otherwise have no opportunity to practice, until they happened to encounter an actual occurance. Examples of the type of students for this kind of training would be security forces or emergency response forces. An example of the type of training scenario we would like to support is given in Section 4.2.

  16. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns07.html[5/10/12 9:08:02 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http CMAS- A NEW CHALLENGE FOR #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering // National Science Foundation // UCSB #12;Materials Research Lab - Nick's Project Page - RISE Summer 2007

  17. The "Paradox of Interdisciplinarity" in Australian Research Governance

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    Woelert, Peter; Millar, Victoria

    2013-01-01

    This paper identifies what can be called the "paradox of interdisciplinarity" (Weingart 2000) in Australian higher education research governance and explores some of its constitutive dimensions. In the Australian context, the paradox of interdisciplinarity primarily concerns the proliferation of a programmatic discourse of…

  18. The Spine Research lab is a 1400 square foot neurophysiology and histology laboratory devoted to

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    The Spine Research lab is a 1400 square foot neurophysiology and histology laboratory devoted and the Aircast Foundation. Awards:The Spine Lab won the 1995 Ann Doner Vaughn Kappa Delta Award, best paper and poster Awards at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, best

  19. Multiple-case Study Methods in Governance-related Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jenny Stewart

    2011-01-01

    Relative to their single-case counterparts, multiple-case studies add observations for study, without taking the research design into more quantitative terrain. However, questions remain about the exact nature of the value that multi-case studies add to governance research. The present article addresses this gap by reviewing a sample of multiple-case study articles taken from leading public management journals and describing and

  20. Multiple-case Study Methods in Governance-related Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jenny Stewart

    2012-01-01

    Relative to their single-case counterparts, multiple-case studies add observations for study, without taking the research design into more quantitative terrain. However, questions remain about the exact nature of the value that multi-case studies add to governance research. The present article addresses this gap by reviewing a sample of multiple-case study articles taken from leading public management journals and describing and

  1. Autism Research at Stanford The Stanford Psychophysiology Lab is looking to recruit children and

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    Gross, James J.

    Autism Research at Stanford The Stanford Psychophysiology Lab is looking to recruit children and young adults aged 8-22 with Autism Spectrum Disorder children with autism. Each participant will be paid $30 for completing each

  2. From global bioethics to ethical governance of biomedical research collaborations.

    PubMed

    Wahlberg, Ayo; Rehmann-Sutter, Christoph; Sleeboom-Faulkner, Margaret; Lu, Guangxiu; Döring, Ole; Cong, Yali; Laska-Formejster, Alicja; He, Jing; Chen, Haidan; Gottweis, Herbert; Rose, Nikolas

    2013-12-01

    One of the features of advanced life sciences research in recent years has been its internationalisation, with countries such as China and South Korea considered 'emerging biotech' locations. As a result, cross-continental collaborations are becoming common generating moves towards ethical and legal standardisation under the rubric of 'global bioethics'. Such a 'global', 'Western' or 'universal' bioethics has in turn been critiqued as an imposition upon resource-poor, non-Western or local medical settings. In this article, we propose that a different tack is necessary if we are to come to grips with the ethical challenges that inter-continental biomedical research collaborations generate. In particular we ask how national systems of ethical governance of life science research might cope with increasingly global research collaborations with a focus on Sino-European collaboration. We propose four 'spheres' - deliberation, regulation, oversight and interaction - as a helpful way to conceptualise national systems of ethical governance. Using a workshop-based mapping methodology (workshops held in Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha, Xian, Shenzen and London) we identified three specific ethical challenges arising from cross-continental research collaborations: (1) ambiguity as to which regulations are applicable; (2) lack of ethical review capacity not only among ethical review board members but also collaborating scientists; (3) already complex, researcher-research subject interaction is further complicated when many nationalities are involved. PMID:23623168

  3. Government funding of health research in New Zealand.

    PubMed

    Reid, Ian R; Joyce, Peter; Fraser, John; Crampton, Peter

    2014-02-14

    An analysis of levels of government health research funding carried out in 2008 demonstrated that funding in New Zealand, after adjustment for population size, was less than one-third of that in Australia, less than one-fifth of that in the United Kingdom, and about 10% of that in the United States. This was perceived to be a major obstacle to the recruitment and retention of clinical and academic staff in our hospitals and universities. We have now repeated these analyses to determine the current state of these comparisons. From 2009 to the present funds for direct funding of research through the Health Research Council (HRC) have remained static at $54m. As a result of inflation of research costs (principally salaries) this represents a decrease of approximately one-quarter in the quantum of research funded by the HRC over the last 4 years. Current funding rates in the comparator countries, population-adjusted and converted to NZ$, are 3.4-fold higher in Australia, 4.5-fold higher in the United Kingdom, and 9.7-fold higher in the United States. Urgent and sustained action is needed to correct these major disparities in government health research funding if the quality of academic and clinical staff in our public institutions is to be maintained. PMID:24548954

  4. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... false Providing Government production and research...PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing...land not owned by the Government in such fashion as...nonseverable unless the contract under which the...

  5. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... false Providing Government production and research...PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing...land not owned by the Government in such fashion as...nonseverable unless the contract under which the...

  6. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... false Providing Government production and research...PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing...land not owned by the Government in such fashion as...nonseverable unless the contract under which the...

  7. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... false Providing Government production and research...PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing...land not owned by the Government in such fashion as...nonseverable unless the contract under which the...

  8. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Providing Government production and research property under special...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing Government Property to Contractors 1545.309...

  9. Library Research Lab: Does the Ozone Hole cause Global Warming?

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Carsten Braun

    In this lab activity students get to investigate a specific question (Does the Ozone Hole cause Global Warming?) and formalize their investigation as a briefing paper for the President of the United States. This activity is easily modified for other questions and thus usable in many different circumstances.

  10. JOB TITLE: Technical Assistant for the Multidisciplinary Vision Research Lab DAYS: Mon-Fri

    E-print Network

    Zanibbi, Richard

    JOB TITLE: Technical Assistant for the Multidisciplinary Vision Research Lab WAGE: 10 DAYS: Mon responsible for assisting in technical issues of eye tracking research, including training others to use C, C++, and Java), and assist in the design of ongoing eye-tracking research. · The technical

  11. The Federal Government and the Protection of Research Subjects: Implication for Educational Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grotberg, Edith H.

    Regulations for the protection of human subjects have been introduced by the Federal government to try to mediate among the different special interest groups seeking or resisting regulations affecting the conduct of research. Educational researchers have been particularly resistant to regulations. The risks in conducting educational research are…

  12. Preparing students for experimental research through instructional labs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lewandowski, Heather

    2015-03-01

    Preparing undergraduate physics majors for future careers in experimental science is one of the main goals of our current physics education system. At the University of Colorado, we have been working to transform our upper-division laboratory courses to better prepare students for future undergraduate, industrial, or graduate experimental work. Through this process, we have developed learning goals, curricular materials, and assessments for two upper-division lab courses. The transformation process and measured outcomes will be presented.

  13. (De)Constructing the Undergraduate Research Experience in an Environmental Geochemistry Lab (Invited)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kim, C. S.

    2013-12-01

    Maintaining a productive research lab at the undergraduate level requires a savvy combination of internal organization, high (but realistic) expectations, and adaptation of one's research interests into semester- and summer-length projects. Several key strategies can help achieve the goal of building a lab culture that both enriches students' academic experiences and advances one's own scholarly research and visibility. Foremost among these is the need to maintain momentum and preserve institutional knowledge in an environment where undergraduate students' lifetime in an individual lab may only last a year or two. Examples from the Environmental Geochemistry Lab at Chapman University (www.chapman.edu/envgeo) developed over several years and with 40+ undergraduate students will be presented which can be transferable to other faculty research labs in the earth sciences. Approaches to writing successful external research grant proposals at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI) and strategies for both personal and institutional time management/savings will also be discussed, with a focus on new models at Chapman offered to further incentivize faculty involvement in undergraduate research.

  14. Research Opportunities in Subtidal Marine Biology and Ecology in the Gagnon Lab

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    Oyet, Alwell

    Research Opportunities in Subtidal Marine Biology and Ecology in the Gagnon Lab Opportunities are available for motivated undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research in marine biology of shallow, marine benthic ecosystems in subarctic and cold temperate regions, while contributing novel

  15. Biomaterials research at NanoLab(IST): Seeding seeds for the future

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ana Paula Serro; Maria de Fatima Montemor; Benilde Saramago; Antonio Pedro Alves de Matos; Eduardo Ascenso Pires; Patricia Almeida Carvalho; Rogerio Colaco

    2011-01-01

    The NanoLab research laboratory based in Instituto Superior Técnico is strongly involved in the development, processing and characterization of biomaterials. The associated BioMater teaching laboratory will enable undergraduate and graduate students to acquire a hands-on experience in the field. Research lines in biomaterials development and biological materials characterization are described. Index Terms—Laboratory implementation; Biomaterials

  16. Digital signal processing at Bell Labs-Foundations for speech and acoustics research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lawrence R. Rabiner

    2001-01-01

    Digital signal processing (DSP) is a fundamental tool for much of the research that has been carried out of Bell Labs in the areas of speech and acoustics research. The fundamental bases for DSP include the sampling theorem of Nyquist, the method for digitization of analog signals by Shannon et al., methods of spectral analysis by Tukey, the cepstrum by

  17. Online Statistics Labs in MSW Research Methods Courses: Reducing Reluctance toward Statistics

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Elliott, William; Choi, Eunhee; Friedline, Terri

    2013-01-01

    This article presents results from an evaluation of an online statistics lab as part of a foundations research methods course for master's-level social work students. The article discusses factors that contribute to an environment in social work that fosters attitudes of reluctance toward learning and teaching statistics in research methods…

  18. NIOSH -Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the lab and in the field

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    NIOSH - Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the lab and in the field Laura Hodson, MSPH, CIH Kenneth F. Martinez, MSEE, CIH Charles Geraci, PhD, CIH Nanotechnology Research Center Education and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. #12;Nanotechnology

  19. Governance strategies for conducting text messaging interventions in clinical research.

    PubMed

    Anderson, Nicholas; Morrison, Caitlin; Griffin, Jonathan; Reiter, William; Baldwin, Laura-Mae; Edwards, Kelly

    2014-04-01

    There is increasing interest in medical text messaging interventions being used to achieve positive patient outcomes across a range of clinical research and health practice environments. Short messaging service (SMS) is a low-cost tool that provides an easy communication route to engage potentially broad populations through text messaging, and is part of the growing social trend toward increased adoption of personal communication technologies by patient populations. Testing the effectiveness and impact of various communication strategies requires navigation of a complex web of clinical and research regulations and oversight mechanisms. We describe a case study of the implementation of SMS to provide bidirectional communications between physicians and patients involved in routine care reminders to illustrate the review processes and governance structures needed. By mapping the regulatory and approval processes required to manage and steward a research study across clinical and community boundaries, we provide a guide for other translational health researchers who may utilize similar kinds of personally owned technology interventions as research tools. PMID:24774328

  20. Effects of Government Spending on Research Workforce Development: Evidence from Biomedical Postdoctoral Researchers

    PubMed Central

    Hur, Hyungjo; Ghaffarzadegan, Navid; Hawley, Joshua

    2015-01-01

    We examine effects of government spending on postdoctoral researchers’ (postdocs) productivity in biomedical sciences, the largest population of postdocs in the US. We analyze changes in the productivity of postdocs before and after the US government’s 1997 decision to increase NIH funding. In the first round of analysis, we find that more government spending has resulted in longer postdoc careers. We see no significant changes in researchers’ productivity in terms of publication and conference presentations. However, when the population is segmented by citizenship, we find that the effects are heterogeneous; US citizens stay longer in postdoc positions with no change in publications and, in contrast, international permanent residents (green card holders) produce more conference papers and publications without significant changes in postdoc duration. Possible explanations and policy implications of the analysis are discussed. PMID:25932942

  1. ATDC, Venture Labs, Extension ServicesGTRI Labs Executive Vice President for Research

    E-print Network

    Weber, Rodney

    . CROSS Director, Academic and Research Finance ROBERT FOY Vice President and Director, Georgia Tech for Sustainable Systems · Institute for Paper Science and Technology · Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology · Institute for Materials · Institute for People and Technology · Strategic Energy Institute

  2. Future Secretariat: an innovation research coordination and governance structure

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ojima, D. S.; Johan, R.; Cramer, W.; Fukushi, K.; Allard, S.

    2014-12-01

    Future Earth, an emerging global sustainability research program, will be managed by a novel, internationally distributed secretariat spanning the globe and providing a platform for co-design, co-production, and co-delivery of knowledge to support research on the earth system, global development and transformation toward sustainability. The Future Earth secretariat has an innovative structure consisting of five global hubs functioning as a single entity; these hubs are located in Canada, Japan, France, Sweden, and the United States. The secretariat's reach is extended through a set of regional hubs covering Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, with the potential to expand to additional areas. This secretariat will operate under the auspices of the Future Earth Governing Council The Future Earth Secretariat will support and enable the implementation of knowledge-sharing between research and stakeholder communities to enable society to cope with and to alter global environmental trends, and to transition society toward sustainability. The secretariat will provide coordination support to over 25 global environmental core projects and committees; coordinate scientific work across the whole Future Earth agenda; develop and implement innovative mechanisms for bottom-up inputs, synthesis and integration. Future Earth, as a research program, aims to support global transformations toward sustainability through partnerships among scientific and stakeholder communities worldwide. It brings together existing international environmental research core projects associated with DIVERSITAS, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, the International Human Dimensions Programme, and the World Climate Research Programme—to support coordinated, interdisciplinary research that can be used by decision makers seeking to reduce their impact and provide more sustainable products and services. USGCRP partners with Future Earth through scientific participation in and annual funding for its constituent programs.

  3. High-Resolution Satellite Data Open for Government Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Neigh, Christopher S. R.; Masek, Jeffrey G.; Nickeson, Jaime E.

    2013-01-01

    U.S. satellite commercial imagery (CI) with resolution less than 1 meter is a common geospatial reference used by the public through Web applications, mobile devices, and the news media. However, CI use in the scientific community has not kept pace, even though those who are performing U.S. government research have access to these data at no cost.Previously, studies using multiple CI acquisitions from IKONOS-2, Quickbird-2, GeoEye-1, WorldView-1, and WorldView-2 would have been cost prohibitive. Now, with near-global submeter coverage and online distribution, opportunities abound for future scientific studies. This archive is already quite extensive (examples are shown in Figure 1) and is being used in many novel applications.

  4. Strengthening research governance for sustainable research: experiences from three Zimbabwean universities.

    PubMed

    Mashaah, Thokozile; Hakim, James; Chidzonga, Midion; Kangwende, Rugare A; Naik, Yogeshkumar; Federspiel, Nancy; Fiorillo, Suzanne; Scott, Jim; Gomo, Exnevia

    2014-08-01

    A robust research system requires a robust governance framework. As part of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative, three Zimbabwean universities partnered with two U.S. universities in a project to strengthen research governance in the Zimbabwean universities. The project aimed at (1) developing research policies, (2) strengthening central research management offices, (3) developing a research administration curriculum, and (4) enhancing awareness about the role and relevance of research administration in other universities and research institutions in Zimbabwe. Through the efforts of the partners, a generic research policy was developed and successfully adapted by the institutions. A curriculum was drafted, and module development experts are helping to finalize the curriculum to meet university requirements for accreditation of training research administrators. The Association of Research Managers of Zimbabwe was established to promote information sharing and professionalize research administration. The consortium approach enabled rapid and smooth development and adoption of research policies in the institutions. It also helped researchers and managers accept research administration as an essential structure and function. The experiences and lessons learned are reported here to benefit other institutions and consortia. PMID:25072583

  5. WHEN THE LAB IS OUTDOORS: SAFETY FOR FIELD TRIPS AND RESEARCH IN REMOTE ENVIRONMENTS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeffrey N. Rubin

    Abstract Laboratory safety is supported by regulations and consensus standards, but few laws, standards, or even policies exist to provide guidelines for safety related to field trips, field classes, or field research in remote areas. As with lab safety, both behavior and equipment must beaddressed. A comprehensive policy should include driving, awareness and planning, communications, equipment, training, and staffing for

  6. RESEARCH LAB NAME | TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY An Aggie PArent &

    E-print Network

    Behmer, Spencer T.

    RESEARCH LAB NAME | TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY 1 An Aggie PArent & FAmily guide to tAlking With your, Texas A&M University Alcohol and Drug Education Programs wants you as Aggie families to have, it is important for you to discuss this topic with your student. Studies show that parents are the primary source

  7. Industrial Research and Development Labs: How They Inform Science and Technology Curricula.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    de Vries, Marc J.

    2000-01-01

    Investigates the relationship between science and technology in industrial research laboratories, comparing the lab as "ivory tower" with the customer-oriented science approach. Describes similar patterns in science and technology curricula. Concludes that mutual commitment and shared project work would benefit integration of science and…

  8. An Ontology-based Image Repository for a Biomedical Research Lab Christine Fong2

    E-print Network

    Washington at Seattle, University of

    research lab studying the factors controlling cataract development. Based on an evolving ontology we://protégé.stanford.edu), formalizes the data types associated with a biomedical experiment related to cataracts. Among these data created during experiments investigating the SPARC protein's role in cataracts show the degree of cataract

  9. Tour Brookhaven Lab's Future Hub for Energy Research: The Interdisciplinary Science Building

    SciTech Connect

    Gerry Stokes; Jim Misewich

    2012-04-09

    Construction is under way for the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), a future world-class facility for energy research at Brookhaven Lab. Meet two scientists who will develop solutions at the ISB to tackle some of the nation's energy challenges, and tour the construction site.

  10. Cryptography Policy and the Information Economy AT&T Labs --Research

    E-print Network

    Blaze, Matthew

    Cryptography Policy and the Information Economy Matt Blaze AT&T Labs -- Research 600 Mountain Introduction This paper is a high­level technical overview of the impact of cryptography on the computing of our cryptography policy, the United States' dominance in the emerging ``information economy

  11. 2003 Excellence in Research -Microfluidics in Photonics Award Recipient: Bell Labs

    E-print Network

    Rogers, John A.

    of photonics. Currently, optical fiber performs a predominantly passive role in a network by transmitting light#12;2003 Excellence in Research - Microfluidics in Photonics Award Recipient: Bell Labs Award it represents a completely new direction for photonics, which enables devices with functionality

  12. WebLabs: Virtual collaborative learning experience for researchers, teachers and students

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , and a virtual collaborative system, Wplone, were adopted, and special instruments - webreports - were designedWebLabs: Virtual collaborative learning experience for researchers, teachers and students Evgenia and virtual co-learning. For the purposes of the project a visual programming environment, Toon Talk

  13. Easy research data handling with an OpenEarth DataLab for geo-monitoring research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vanderfeesten, Maurice; van der Kuil, Annemiek; Prin?i?, Alenka; den Heijer, Kees; Rombouts, Jeroen

    2015-04-01

    OpenEarth DataLab is an open source-based collaboration and processing platform to enable streamlined research data management from raw data ingest and transformation to interoperable distribution. It enables geo-scientists to easily synchronise, share, compute and visualise the dynamic and most up-to-date research data, scripts and models in multi-stakeholder geo-monitoring programs. This DataLab is developed by the Research Data Services team of TU Delft Library and 3TU.Datacentrum together with coastal engineers of Delft University of Technology and Deltares. Based on the OpenEarth software stack an environment has been developed to orchestrate numerous geo-related open source software components that can empower researchers and increase the overall research quality by managing research data; enabling automatic and interoperable data workflows between all the components with track & trace, hit & run data transformation processing in cloud infrastructure using MatLab and Python, synchronisation of data and scripts (SVN), and much more. Transformed interoperable data products (KML, NetCDF, PostGIS) can be used by ready-made OpenEarth tools for further analyses and visualisation, and can be distributed via interoperable channels such as THREDDS (OpenDAP) and GeoServer. An example of a successful application of OpenEarth DataLab is the Sand Motor, an innovative method for coastal protection in the Netherlands. The Sand Motor is a huge volume of sand that has been applied along the coast to be spread naturally by wind, waves and currents. Different research disciplines are involved concerned with: weather, waves and currents, sand distribution, water table and water quality, flora and fauna, recreation and management. Researchers share and transform their data in the OpenEarth DataLab, that makes it possible to combine their data and to see influence of different aspects of the coastal protection on their models. During the project the data are available only for the researchers involved. After the project a large part of the data and scripts will be published with DOI in the Data Archive of 3TU.Datacentrum for reuse in new research. For the 83 project members of the Sand Motor, the OpenEarth DataLab is available on www.zandmotordata.nl. The OpenEarth DataLab not only saves time and increases quality, but has the potential to open new frontiers for exploring cross-domain analysis and visualisations, revealing new scientific insights.

  14. Effects of government spending on research workforce development: evidence from biomedical postdoctoral researchers.

    PubMed

    Hur, Hyungjo; Ghaffarzadegan, Navid; Hawley, Joshua

    2015-01-01

    We examine effects of government spending on postdoctoral researchers' (postdocs) productivity in biomedical sciences, the largest population of postdocs in the US. We analyze changes in the productivity of postdocs before and after the US government's 1997 decision to increase NIH funding. In the first round of analysis, we find that more government spending has resulted in longer postdoc careers. We see no significant changes in researchers' productivity in terms of publication and conference presentations. However, when the population is segmented by citizenship, we find that the effects are heterogeneous; US citizens stay longer in postdoc positions with no change in publications and, in contrast, international permanent residents (green card holders) produce more conference papers and publications without significant changes in postdoc duration. Possible explanations and policy implications of the analysis are discussed. PMID:25932942

  15. SoftLab: A Soft-Computing Software for Experimental Research with Commercialization Aspects

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Akbarzadeh-T, M.-R.; Shaikh, T. S.; Ren, J.; Hubbell, Rob; Kumbla, K. K.; Jamshidi, M

    1998-01-01

    SoftLab is a software environment for research and development in intelligent modeling/control using soft-computing paradigms such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and genetic programs. SoftLab addresses the inadequacies of the existing soft-computing software by supporting comprehensive multidisciplinary functionalities from management tools to engineering systems. Furthermore, the built-in features help the user process/analyze information more efficiently by a friendly yet powerful interface, and will allow the user to specify user-specific processing modules, hence adding to the standard configuration of the software environment.

  16. Welcome to the Shi Lab! Research you will be involved

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    based research. In any case, you will be exposed to cuttingedge research tools and learn many molecular visit here for details: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Facilities/index.php. Available within, genetic complementation, etc; Luciferase imaging based techniques; DNA, RNA, and protein isolation

  17. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns03.html[5/10/12 9:53:34 AM

    E-print Network

    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http People News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering Engineering Investigating a new chromonic liquid crystal James Lau Materials Science Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

  18. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns04.html[5/10/12 9:39:44 AM

    E-print Network

    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Chemical Engineering Ultrasound assisted chemotherapy Ryan Birringer Materials Science University & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http

  19. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns06.html[5/10/12 9:12:25 AM

    E-print Network

    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Fields Materials Science and Engineering Cornell University Richard Chapleau Martin Sagermann Chemistry News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http

  20. Novel Forms of Research Governance and Their Possible Impact on the Future of Educational Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pataki, Gyöngyvér

    2015-01-01

    This article sets out to contribute to the current debate on the transformation of educational research with regard to global transitions and challenges. Nation-centred hierarchical organizations in Europe have increasingly failed to address emergent processes. And in contrast novel forms of governance have gained prevalence in controlling…

  1. Chip in a lab: Microfluidics for next generation life science research

    PubMed Central

    Streets, Aaron M.; Huang, Yanyi

    2013-01-01

    Microfluidic circuits are characterized by fluidic channels and chambers with a linear dimension on the order of tens to hundreds of micrometers. Components of this size enable lab-on-a-chip technology that has much promise, for example, in the development of point-of-care diagnostics. Micro-scale fluidic circuits also yield practical, physical, and technological advantages for studying biological systems, enhancing the ability of researchers to make more precise quantitative measurements. Microfluidic technology has thus become a powerful tool in the life science research laboratory over the past decade. Here we focus on chip-in-a-lab applications of microfluidics and survey some examples of how small fluidic components have provided researchers with new tools for life science research. PMID:23460772

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

    E-print Network

    Mayfield, John

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

  3. Lab- and space-based researchers discuss plasma experiments

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Baker, D. N.; Yamada, M.

    Plasma physics provides a common language and set of approaches that tie together all scientists who study the acceleration, transport, and loss processes of the plasma state. Some years ago, researchers from the laboratory and space research communities suggested a workshop to bring together the diverse researchers in the respective fields. A series of workshops on the “Interrelationship between Plasma Experiments in the Laboratory and Space” (IPELS) was established, and the third meeting was held July 24-28, 1995, in the beautiful and historic town of Pitlochry in the Scottish Highlands.The conference reestablished the critical point that plasma physics is an important but surprisingly diversified research discipline. Meetings attendees discussed a number of new approaches to plasma research, including novel diagnostic techniques for use in space, such as active antennas and electric field sounding devices. Detailed discussions covered spacecraft-plasma environment interactions, including vehicle charging and neutral gas release; fundamental aspects of industrial application of dusty plasmas and waves in dusty plasmas; a very distinctive phase transition of coulomb crystals (from solid state to liquid state) in dusty plasmas; and terrella experiments to simulate and study chaotic transport in the ionosphere.

  4. Universities and government-sponsored contract research: an Australian case study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Grant Harman; Cathryn Ollif

    2004-01-01

    Based on interviews, this article provides a case study of the experiences of academic staff at one Australian regional university in undertaking contract research projects sponsored by government departments and agencies. Academics from a surprisingly diverse range of disciplines are attracted to government-sponsored research for a variety of reasons but particularly important is the financial support provided for research projects

  5. History of US Government Investments in Cybersecurity Research: A Personal Perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carl E. Landwehr

    2010-01-01

    This paper traces the history of cyber security research funding by the U.S. government. Difficulties in accurately measuring the level of U.S. government research funding for cyber security are first described. Some of the legislative and bureaucratic mechanisms involved in funding and reporting such research today are reviewed. A qualitative, personal perspective on the ups and downs of US cyber

  6. Gap analysis methodology for identifying future ICT related eGovernment research topics - case of \\

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andreja Pucihar; Kristina Bogataj; Maria Wimmer

    Modern ICT enables governments all over the world to improve their operation in order to become more efficient and effective. Despite of all possible benefits of using modern ICT, governments still struggle with the problems of inefficiency of their operation. eGovernment is being discussed in many contexts. Expectations of research and implementation in this field were high. However, many investments

  7. Research Brief -State of Local Government Fiscal Conditions in South Carolina University of South Carolina

    E-print Network

    Almor, Amit

    Research Brief - State of Local Government Fiscal Conditions in South Carolina University of South Government Fiscal Conditions in South Carolina Local governments across the nation for the past few years downturn that began in December 2007.1 To study the effect of the recession on South Carolina local

  8. Turfgrass: Field to provide lab to research new technologies 

    E-print Network

    Wythe, Kathy

    2011-01-01

    Summer 2011 tx H2O 13 Story by Kathy Wythe ] Image created by Mary-Margaret Shread, AgriLife Communications. Lawn and garden scientists and specialists with Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are ge#14;ing a...

  9. NASA's GreenLab Research Facility: A Guide for a Self-Sustainable Renewable Energy Ecosystem

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    Bomani, B. M. McDowell; Hendricks, R. C.; Elbuluk, Malik; Okon, Monica; Lee, Eric; Gigante, Bethany

    2011-01-01

    There is a large gap between the production and demand for energy from alternative fuel and alternative renewable energy sources. The sustainability of humanity, as we know it, directly depends on the ability to secure affordable fuel, food, and freshwater. NASA Glenn Research Center (Glenn) has initiated a laboratory pilot study on using biofuels as viable alternative fuel resources for the field of aviation, as well as utilizing wind and solar technology as alternative renewable energy resources. The GreenLab Research Facility focuses on optimizing biomass feedstock using algae and halophytes as the next generation of renewable aviation fuels. The unique approach in this facility helps achieve optimal biomass feedstock through climatic adaptation of balanced ecosystems that do not use freshwater, compete with food crops, or use arable land. In addition, the GreenLab Research Facility is powered, in part, by alternative and renewable energy sources, reducing the major environmental impact of present electricity sources. The ultimate goal is to have a 100 percent clean energy laboratory that, when combined with biomass feedstock research, has the framework in place for a self-sustainable renewable energy ecosystem that can be duplicated anywhere in the world and can potentially be used to mitigate the shortage of food, fuel, and water. This paper describes the GreenLab Research Facility at Glenn and its power and energy sources, and provides recommendations for worldwide expansion and adoption of the facility s concept.

  10. Craniux: A LabVIEW-Based Modular Software Framework for Brain-Machine Interface Research

    PubMed Central

    Degenhart, Alan D.; Kelly, John W.; Ashmore, Robin C.; Collinger, Jennifer L.; Tyler-Kabara, Elizabeth C.; Weber, Douglas J.; Wang, Wei

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents “Craniux,” an open-access, open-source software framework for brain-machine interface (BMI) research. Developed in LabVIEW, a high-level graphical programming environment, Craniux offers both out-of-the-box functionality and a modular BMI software framework that is easily extendable. Specifically, it allows researchers to take advantage of multiple features inherent to the LabVIEW environment for on-the-fly data visualization, parallel processing, multithreading, and data saving. This paper introduces the basic features and system architecture of Craniux and describes the validation of the system under real-time BMI operation using simulated and real electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals. Our results indicate that Craniux is able to operate consistently in real time, enabling a seamless work flow to achieve brain control of cursor movement. The Craniux software framework is made available to the scientific research community to provide a LabVIEW-based BMI software platform for future BMI research and development. PMID:21687575

  11. Craniux: a LabVIEW-based modular software framework for brain-machine interface research.

    PubMed

    Degenhart, Alan D; Kelly, John W; Ashmore, Robin C; Collinger, Jennifer L; Tyler-Kabara, Elizabeth C; Weber, Douglas J; Wang, Wei

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents "Craniux," an open-access, open-source software framework for brain-machine interface (BMI) research. Developed in LabVIEW, a high-level graphical programming environment, Craniux offers both out-of-the-box functionality and a modular BMI software framework that is easily extendable. Specifically, it allows researchers to take advantage of multiple features inherent to the LabVIEW environment for on-the-fly data visualization, parallel processing, multithreading, and data saving. This paper introduces the basic features and system architecture of Craniux and describes the validation of the system under real-time BMI operation using simulated and real electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals. Our results indicate that Craniux is able to operate consistently in real time, enabling a seamless work flow to achieve brain control of cursor movement. The Craniux software framework is made available to the scientific research community to provide a LabVIEW-based BMI software platform for future BMI research and development. PMID:21687575

  12. Restructuring Educational Governance at Sub-National Levels in South Africa. EPU Research Paper.

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    Karlsson, Jenny; Pampallis, John; Sithole, Sibusiso

    This report covers two interrelated research projects, both dealing with questions of decentralization in the governance of education in South Africa. The first subproject examines the restructuring of educational governance at the level of provincial departments. Research at the institutional level forms part of the other subproject, which…

  13. Governance in the Digital Age: A Research and Action Framework for an Uncertain Future

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    Dawes, Sharon S.

    2009-01-01

    Research into relationships among government, society and technology has grown substantially over the past 30 years. However, most research and most advances in practice address narrowly defined categories of concern such as government organization, citizen services, interoperability, or personal privacy. By contrast, the future presents complex…

  14. Defining a Taxonomy for Research Areas on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Defining a Taxonomy for Research Areas on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling Fenareti presents a taxonomy classifying the research themes, the research areas and the research sub in research, policy and practice, the taxonomy brings together the open, linked data and visual analytics

  15. Comparative Politics Seminar Advanced Research Advanced Research Advanced Research Local Government

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    Development Special Lecture on Political and Social Development Seminar International Human Rights Law Seminar Lecture on Development Management Development Management Human Capital Development Social Research Method Macroeconomics Seminar Advanced Research Advanced Research Advanced Research Microeconomics Statistics Workshop

  16. Developing and assessing research-based curriculum: Examples from the electricity and magnetism lab

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    Boudreaux, Andrew

    2008-05-01

    The traditional laboratory curriculum for the introductory physics course emphasizes the verification of formulae, the use of complicated instruments, and in-depth error analysis calculations. Students conduct experiments for which they already know the expected outcome. The questions they ask tend to focus on the manipulation of the apparatus, rather than on making sense of the phenomena. At Western Washington University, efforts are underway to develop a research-based, guided inquiry curriculum for the calculus-based E&M lab. This curriculum seeks not only to promote functional understanding of fundamental concepts, but also to guide students through the process of observation and inference so that they become aware of how they know what know. Assessment of student learning has been integral to the project. This talk will provide a brief overview of the labs, describe selected examples in more detail, and present data from written questions and multiple choice instruments to evaluate student understanding.

  17. Research of the Supplier Evaluation System in Electronic Government Procurement Based on Multiple Amended Weight Coefficient

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wang Haizi; Zhao Li; Liu Juan; Zhang Tongtao

    2009-01-01

    Electronic government procurement has become a global inevitable trend of government procurement development. The supplier evaluation system in electronic government procurement can make the decision-makers take part in discussions and decision-making at any time in anywhere increasing the flexibility and effectiveness of decision-making. In this paper, we research and innovate the algorithm of supplier evaluation based on the multiple amended

  18. Government research and development summaries: Solar project briefs. Irregular

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-03-01

    Solar Project Briefs describe the status of all R&D programs submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in solar radiation collection, storage, and conversion to heat or other energy forms. Photovoltaic and solar thermal devices and related systems are also reported. The document is not to be reproducted, in whole or in part, for dissemination outside your own organization nor may it be reproducted for advertising or sales promotion purposes.

  19. Government research and development summaries: Magnetohydrodynamic project briefs. Irregular

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-03-01

    Magnetohydrodynamic Project Briefs describe the status of all R and D programs submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in energy conversion involving the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) interaction between electromagnetic fields and electrically conducting fields, including fuels, materials, plasma dynamics, and combustion. The document is not to be reproduced, in whole or in part, for dissemination outside your own organization nor may it be reproduced for advertising or sales promotion purposes.

  20. Patient Informed Governance of Distributed Research Networks: Results and Discussion from Six Patient Focus Groups

    PubMed Central

    Mamo, Laura A.; Browe, Dennis K.; Logan, Holly C.; Kim, Katherine K.

    2013-01-01

    Understanding how to govern emerging distributed research networks is essential to their success. Distributed research networks aggregate patient medical data from many institutions leaving data within the local provider security system. While much is known about patients’ views on secondary medical research, little is known about their views on governance of research networks. We conducted six focus groups with patients from three medical centers across the U.S. to understand their perspectives on privacy, consent, and ethical concerns of sharing their data as part of research networks. Participants positively endorsed sharing their health data with these networks believing that doing so could advance healthcare knowledge. However, patients expressed several concerns regarding security and broader ethical issues such as commercialism, public benefit, and social responsibility. We suggest that network governance guidelines move beyond strict technical requirements and address wider socio-ethical concerns by fully including patients in governance processes. PMID:24551383

  1. University--Government--International Donor Community Cooperation in Research, Teaching and Community Engagement

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    Mwaniki, M.

    2010-01-01

    World geo-economics of the last two decades have seriously impacted on governments' capability to finance university teaching, research and community engagement, especially in the developing world. Over the same period however, the demands and expectations exerted on universities by government and society have increased phenomenally. To meet these…

  2. Governing stem cell research in California and the USA: towards a

    E-print Network

    Silver, Whendee

    Governing stem cell research in California and the USA: towards a social infrastructure David E, USA Owing to the restrictive human embryonic stem cell (hESC) policies of the US government, the question of whether to pursue human embryonic stem cell experi- ments has dominated the ethical

  3. Government research and development summaries: Electrical project briefs. Irregular

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-03-01

    Electrical Project Briefs describe the status of all R and D programs submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in energy conversion to electrical forms (including electrical energy control) by electromechanical, electromagnetic, electrostatic, magnetohydrodynamic, electronic, and solid state devices excluding photovoltaic and photoemissive devices. Specific attention is devoted to magnetohydrodynamics, power conditioning, and superconductivity. The document is not to be reproducted, in whole or in part, for dissemination outside your own organization nor may it be reproduced for advertising or sales promotion purposes.

  4. Towards Principles-Based Approaches to Governance of Health-related Research using Personal Data.

    PubMed

    Laurie, Graeme; Sethi, Nayha

    2013-01-01

    Technological advances in the quality, availability and linkage potential of health data for research make the need to develop robust and effective information governance mechanisms more pressing than ever before; they also lead us to question the utility of governance devices used hitherto such as consent and anonymisation. This article assesses and advocates a principles-based approach, contrasting this with traditional rule-based approaches, and proposes a model of principled proportionate governance. It is suggested that the approach not only serves as the basis for good governance in contemporary data linkage but also that it provides a platform to assess legal reforms such as the draft Data Protection Regulation. PMID:24416087

  5. Development and results from a survey on students views of experiments in lab classes and research

    E-print Network

    Zwickl, Benjamin M; Finkelstein, Noah; Lewandowski, H J

    2013-01-01

    The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS) was developed as a broadly applicable assessment tool for undergraduate physics lab courses. At the beginning and end of the semester, the E-CLASS assesses students views about their strategies, habits of mind, and attitudes when doing experiments in lab classes. Students also reflect on how those same strategies, habits-of-mind, and attitudes are practiced by professional researchers. Finally, at the end of the semester, students reflect on how their own course valued those practices in terms of earning a good grade. In response to frequent calls to transform laboratory curricula to more closely align it with the skills and abilities needed for professional research, the E-CLASS is a tool to assess students' perceptions of the gap between classroom laboratory instruction and professional research. The E-CLASS has been validated and administered in all levels of undergraduate physics classes. To aid in its use as a formati...

  6. TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT International Conference of Territorial Intelligence of Huelva 2007 (CAENTI) | http://www.territorial-intelligence.eu 106 "From territorial intelligence to compositive & sustainable system. Case studies in Mexico

  7. NIH partners with industry to create new ‘Living Lab’ for research into molecular structures that can affect disease

    Cancer.gov

    A new type of lab has been created to utilize near-atomic resolution microscopy and other structural biology technologies to help accelerate important medical discoveries relating to global health challenges, such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. The Living Lab Structural Biology Center was formed through a cooperative research and development agreement between the National Institutes of Health and FEI, Hillsboro, Ore., a scientific instruments company.

  8. Clinical research data warehouse governance for distributed research networks in the USA: a systematic review of the literature

    PubMed Central

    Holmes, John H; Elliott, Thomas E; Brown, Jeffrey S; Raebel, Marsha A; Davidson, Arthur; Nelson, Andrew F; Chung, Annie; La Chance, Pierre; Steiner, John F

    2014-01-01

    Objective To review the published, peer-reviewed literature on clinical research data warehouse governance in distributed research networks (DRNs). Materials and methods Medline, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, and INSPEC were searched for relevant documents published through July 31, 2013 using a systematic approach. Only documents relating to DRNs in the USA were included. Documents were analyzed using a classification framework consisting of 10 facets to identify themes. Results 6641 documents were retrieved. After screening for duplicates and relevance, 38 were included in the final review. A peer-reviewed literature on data warehouse governance is emerging, but is still sparse. Peer-reviewed publications on UK research network governance were more prevalent, although not reviewed for this analysis. All 10 classification facets were used, with some documents falling into two or more classifications. No document addressed costs associated with governance. Discussion Even though DRNs are emerging as vehicles for research and public health surveillance, understanding of DRN data governance policies and procedures is limited. This is expected to change as more DRN projects disseminate their governance approaches as publicly available toolkits and peer-reviewed publications. Conclusions While peer-reviewed, US-based DRN data warehouse governance publications have increased, DRN developers and administrators are encouraged to publish information about these programs. PMID:24682495

  9. Big Data Architect AT&T Labs Research is building the next generation of Big Data analytical platform integrating

    E-print Network

    Greenberg, Albert

    Big Data Architect AT&T Labs Research is building the next generation of Big Data analytical to contribute to cutting-edge research on the next generation of big data technologies. We are looking for a Big and computing systems in general. Hands-on engineering skills. · Experience with a range of big data

  10. Applying Neurological Learning Research to an Intro Astronomy Online Lab Course

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Byrd, Gene G.; Byrd, Dana

    2015-01-01

    The neurological research used the 'Tower of London', a well-tested puzzle requiring multi-step planning toward a solution. Four and five year-olds are starting multistep reasoning and provide good puzzle subjects. Preschoolers who talked to themselves about future moves had greatly improved performance over those who did not. Adults given preplanning time prior to solving the same puzzle showed more neural activation during preplanning, especially in brain areas which serve higher level thinking. Applying these results to teaching astronomy, we modified an online introductory lab course in which students take a multiple choice final exam. We composed questions related to the learning objectives of the course modules (LOQs). Students could 'talk to themselves' by discursively answering these for extra credit prior to the final. Results were compared to an otherwise identical previous unmodified class. Modified classes showed statistically much better final exam average scores (78% vs. 66%). This modification helped those students who most need help. Students in the lower third of the class preferentially answered the LOQs to improve their scores and the class average on the exam. These results also show the effectiveness of relevant extra credit work. For more details plus an application to a lecture course, see Byrd and Byrd http://www.ncolr.org/issues/jiol/v12/n2/3 (Journal of Interactive Online Learning). The online lab course emphasized real photographic and quantitative astronomical observations. We also discuss and show equipment found to be most useful for the online lab course, including a 'pin-hole protractor', telescope kit and "AL-henge" telescope mount..

  11. The SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium Outcomes of a Swedish Government Initiative

    E-print Network

    SLU Global The SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium ­ Outcomes of a Swedish Government to SLU to support food security related research projects in collaboration with partners in Africa symposium will be held in Kampala, Uganda. It will include an opening day seminar on 4 December

  12. The SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium Outcomes of a Swedish Government Initiative

    E-print Network

    .20-13.50 Keynote introduction. Livestock production in Uganda: The opportunities and challenges for food securitySLU Global The SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium Outcomes of a Swedish Government-Africa) 16.20-17.20 Panel discussion: Future needs for research and education in food security and land use

  13. The Changing Nature of Governance in the Public Research University: Untangling the Web of Faculty Roles

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    Yudt, Angela Lynn

    2013-01-01

    Public research universities continue to be challenged on a number of fronts--declining state revenues, increasing enrollment, calls for accountability and transparency from the public, and increasing scrutiny by governing boards. In addition, the composition of faculty at public research universities is changing. Understanding the impact that…

  14. Summer Research Internships at ETH Zurich The Software Reliability Lab (SRL) (http://www.srl.inf.ethz.ch/) at the department of computer

    E-print Network

    Kasparian, Azniv

    Summer Research Internships at ETH Zurich The Software Reliability Lab (SRL) (http an opening for a summer research internship for an outstanding Bachelor or a Master departments in the world and offers a lively and exciting research atmosphere

  15. The Government Finance Database: A Common Resource for Quantitative Research in Public Financial Analysis

    PubMed Central

    Pierson, Kawika; Hand, Michael L.; Thompson, Fred

    2015-01-01

    Quantitative public financial management research focused on local governments is limited by the absence of a common database for empirical analysis. While the U.S. Census Bureau distributes government finance data that some scholars have utilized, the arduous process of collecting, interpreting, and organizing the data has led its adoption to be prohibitive and inconsistent. In this article we offer a single, coherent resource that contains all of the government financial data from 1967-2012, uses easy to understand natural-language variable names, and will be extended when new data is available. PMID:26107821

  16. One stop or full stop? The continuing challenges for researchers despite the new streamlined NHS research governance process

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew GH Thompson

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Obtaining the necessary approvals and permission for clinical research requires successful negotiation of the ethical and R&D layers of the NHS. Differences in structure and governance frameworks feature between the constituent nations of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), which adds complexity to cross-national studies. Difficulties in carrying out research in the NHS in the UK due

  17. Amorphous silicon research project government/industry program

    SciTech Connect

    Luft, W.; Stafford, B.

    1990-09-01

    This summary report covers that the second DOE/SERI three-year amorphous silicon initiative (1987--1989). Increased performance of amorphous silicon cells has resulted as a result of progress in the areas of light (photon) management and device structure. An improved utilization of the solar spectrum has resulted from developing textured transparent conducting oxide contacts and multilayer back reflectors, which have enhanced the light trapping in cells. For example, researchers developed a high-conductivity, textured SnO{sub 2}:F front contact deposited by atmospheric-pressure chemical vapor deposition on glass; the sheet resistance is low (8--10 {Omega}/square) and the optical transmittance is high (over 80% over the wavelength range 450--700 nm). Subsequently, researchers developed a textured ZnO front contact with an optical transmittance over a wider range than that of SnO{sub 2}:F. Reactors also developed highly reflective indium tin oxide (ITO)/aluminum and ZnO/Al or ZnO/Ag multilayer back reflectors that result in enhanced quantum efficiencies for a-SiGe:H(F) of up to 67% at 700 nm. Notable efficiencies were achieved for all-amorphous-silicon alloy, two-terminal, different-band-gap multijunction devices. Efficiencies for two-terminal, same-band-gap, multijunction 0.25-cm{sup 2} cells and 900-cm{sup 2} submodules were also improved, as were the efficiencies for four-terminal, 4-cm{sup 2} cells and 900-cm{sup 2} submodules.

  18. An Innovative Lab-Based Training Program to Help Patient Groups Understand Their Disease and the Research Process

    PubMed Central

    Mathieu, Marion; Hammond, Constance; Karlin, David G.

    2015-01-01

    Genuine partnership between patient groups and medical experts is important but challenging. Our training program meets this challenge by organizing hands-on, lab-based training sessions for members of patient groups. These sessions allow “trainees” to better understand their disease and the biomedical research process, and strengthen links between patients and local researchers. Over the past decade, we and our partner institutes have received more than 900 French patients, with the participation of over 60 researchers and clinicians. PMID:25668201

  19. Recent Progress in Low-Temperature Research from the Davis Lab at the University of Alberta

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Davis, John P.; Rojas, Xavier; Yang, Yikai; Duh, Andrej; Popowich, Greg

    2013-03-01

    In this talk I will briefly describe our recent progress towards new low-temperature experiments at the University of Alberta in the Davis Lab. We are currently setting up two nuclear demagnetization fridges - one new cryostat that has two independent 9 T magnets (the second magnet being useful for a double demag stage or combined high field and low temperature experiments). The other fridge is an older unit that is extensively refurbished, with all new pumping systems. We are planning numerous experiments at the intersection of low-temperature physics and nanoscience, including quantum properties of nanomechancial resonators and quantum fluids in confined geometries. Concerning the latter, we have fabricated high quality microfluidic devices suitable for low-temperature research. We will discuss our progress towards quantum fluids measurements using these devices. In this talk I will briefly describe our recent progress towards new low-temperature experiments at the University of Alberta in the Davis Lab. We are currently setting up two nuclear demagnetization fridges - one new cryostat that has two independent 9 T magnets (the second magnet being useful for a double demag stage or combined high field and low temperature experiments). The other fridge is an older unit that is extensively refurbished, with all new pumping systems. We are planning numerous experiments at the intersection of low-temperature physics and nanoscience, including quantum properties of nanomechancial resonators and quantum fluids in confined geometries. Concerning the latter, we have fabricated high quality microfluidic devices suitable for low-temperature research. We will discuss our progress towards quantum fluids measurements using these devices. Generous support from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Science, CFI, NSERC, nanoBridge, CIFAR, and CSEE.

  20. Coordinating Government Funding of File System and I/O Research through the High End Computing University Research Activity

    SciTech Connect

    Grider, Gary; Nunez, James; Bent, John; Ross, Rob; Ward, Lee; Poole, Steve; Felix, Evan J.; Salmon, Ellen; Bancroft, Marti

    2009-01-01

    In 2003, the High End Computing Revitalization Task Force designated file systems and I/O as an area in need of national focus. The purpose of the High End Computing Interagency Working Group (HECIWG) is to coordinate government spending on File Systems and 1I0 (FSIO) R&D by all the government agencies that are involved in High End Computing. The HECIWG tasked a smaller advisory group to list, categorize, and prioritize HEC VO and File Systems R&D needs. In 2005, leaders in FSIO from academia, industry and government agencies collaborated to Jist and prioritize areas of research in HEC FSIO. This led to a very successful High End Computing University Research Activity (HECURA) call from NSF in 2006 and has prompted a new HECURA call from NSF in 2009. This paper serves as both a review of the 2008 HEC FSIO identified research gaps as well as a preview of this forthcoming HECURA call.

  1. Postdoctoral Research Position in Molecular Immunology A post-doctoral research position in Molecular Immunology is available in the Liu lab at

    E-print Network

    Symington, Lorraine S.

    Postdoctoral Research Position in Molecular Immunology A post-doctoral research position in Molecular Immunology is available in the Liu lab at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) to study and solid background in molecular biology and immunology. Expertise in retroviral vector or experience

  2. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns09.html[5/10/12 9:22:34 AM

    E-print Network

    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns09.html[5/10/12 9:22:34 AM] Education Undergraduate Opportunities K-12 Science Activities

  3. Implementation of a research-based lab module in a high school chemistry curriculum: A study of classroom dynamics

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    Pilarz, Matthew

    For this study, a research-based lab module was implemented in two high school chemistry classes for the purpose of examining classroom dynamics throughout the process of students completing the module. A research-based lab module developed for use in undergraduate laboratories by the Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education (CASPiE) was modified and implemented in two high school settings. This module consisted of four phases: Skill Building, Experimental Design, Independent Research, and Results and Poster Presentation. Classroom dynamics were studied by considering the students' and teachers' perceptions of their experiences during the completion of the module and by examining the interactions between students and teachers that took place throughout the module. The results reveal that there are shifts in classroom dynamics throughout the four phases of the module. In the Skill Building phase there was a great deal of dependence on the teacher for help in completing tasks. However, there is a slight contrast to what the students and teachers reported about their experiences during this phase. The teachers describe the students as being very dependent on them and asking questions constantly during the Skill Building experiments. The students report that they tried to figure out their problems with their lab partners and students in other lab groups before asking the teacher for help. The teachers perceived that students came to them immediately for help and did not realize that students were coming to them as sort of a last resort when they could not solve problems on their own. In the Experimental Design phase the students and teachers both report that the lab groups were working together as groups to design their experiments, and rarely had interactions with anyone outside of their lab group. For the Independent Research phase both students and teachers report that lab groups worked very independently of any outside assistance and that they began to use a division of labor strategy within their group to complete tasks. This also is the case for the Results and Poster Presentation phase of the module. In examination of the student-student and student-teacher interactions, a comparison is made between the Skill Building and Independent Research phases of the module. During the Skill Building phase, students tend to be less confident in their work and their lab partners work as compared to the Independent Research phase. Lab groups also tended to be more dependent on seeking help from outside of their lab group when completing experiments in the Skill Building phase as compared to the Independent Research phase. One finding that contrasts these is that students are dependent on their teacher for help when completing data analysis calculations. The overall results show that classroom dynamics shift throughout the completion of a research-based lab module and that a community develops in the classroom that mirrors the scientific community.

  4. Data governance requirements for distributed clinical research networks: triangulating perspectives of diverse stakeholders.

    PubMed

    Kim, Katherine K; Browe, Dennis K; Logan, Holly C; Holm, Roberta; Hack, Lori; Ohno-Machado, Lucila

    2014-01-01

    There is currently limited information on best practices for the development of governance requirements for distributed research networks (DRNs), an emerging model that promotes clinical data reuse and improves timeliness of comparative effectiveness research. Much of the existing information is based on a single type of stakeholder such as researchers or administrators. This paper reports on a triangulated approach to developing DRN data governance requirements based on a combination of policy analysis with experts, interviews with institutional leaders, and patient focus groups. This approach is illustrated with an example from the Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research, which resulted in 91 requirements. These requirements were analyzed against the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protected versus non-protected health information. The requirements addressed all FIPPs, showing how a DRN's technical infrastructure is able to fulfill HIPAA regulations, protect privacy, and provide a trustworthy platform for research. PMID:24302285

  5. Data governance requirements for distributed clinical research networks: triangulating perspectives of diverse stakeholders

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Katherine K; Browe, Dennis K; Logan, Holly C; Holm, Roberta; Hack, Lori; Ohno-Machado, Lucila

    2014-01-01

    There is currently limited information on best practices for the development of governance requirements for distributed research networks (DRNs), an emerging model that promotes clinical data reuse and improves timeliness of comparative effectiveness research. Much of the existing information is based on a single type of stakeholder such as researchers or administrators. This paper reports on a triangulated approach to developing DRN data governance requirements based on a combination of policy analysis with experts, interviews with institutional leaders, and patient focus groups. This approach is illustrated with an example from the Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research, which resulted in 91 requirements. These requirements were analyzed against the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protected versus non-protected health information. The requirements addressed all FIPPs, showing how a DRN's technical infrastructure is able to fulfill HIPAA regulations, protect privacy, and provide a trustworthy platform for research. PMID:24302285

  6. Undergraduate Student Involvement in International Research - The IRES Program at MAX-lab, Sweden

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Briscoe, William; O'Rielly, Grant; Fissum, Kevin

    2014-03-01

    Undergraduate students associated with The George Washington University and UMass Dartmouth have had the opportunity to participate in nuclear physics research as a part of the PIONS@MAXLAB Collaboration performing experiments at MAX-lab at Lund University in Sweden. This project has supported thirteen undergraduate students during 2009 - 2011. The student researchers are involved with all aspects of the experiments performed at the laboratory, from set-up to analysis and presentation at national conferences. These experiments investigate the dynamics responsible for the internal structure of the nucleon through the study of pion photoproduction off the nucleon and high-energy Compton scattering. Along with the US and Swedish project leaders, members of the collaboration (from four different countries) have contributed to the training and mentoring of these students. This program provides students with international research experiences that prepare them to operate successfully in a global environment and encourages them to stay in areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that are crucial for our modern, technology-dependent society. We will present the history, goals and outcomes in both physics results and student success that have come from this program. This work supported by NSF OISE/IRES award 0553467.

  7. Student Involvement in International Research -- The IRES Program at MAMI and MAX-lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Briscoe, William; O'Rielly, Grant; Benmouna, Nawal

    2010-02-01

    Students associated with The George Washington University, Montgomery College, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have the opportunity to participate in an international collaborative research at the Mainzer Mikrotron (MAMI) at the Johannes Gutenberg Universit"at in Mainz, Germany or MAX-lab at the Lund University in Lund, Sweden. This project supports up to six undergraduate students and two beginning graduate students each year. The student researchers are involved with all aspects of the experiments performed at the two laboratories. These experiments investigate the dynamics responsible for the internal structure of the nucleon and its excitations through the study of meson photoproduction off the nucleon. Along with the US co-PIs, members of the international collaborations contribute to the training and mentoring of the students. This program provides students with international research experiences that prepare them to operate successfully in a global environment and encourages them to stay in areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that are crucial for our modern, technology-dependent society. We will present a history, goals and outcomes of this program. )

  8. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns01.html[5/10/12 10:02:52 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    UCSB Wenhua Zhang Kim Turner Mechanical Engineering Porous silicon formation with applicationsMaterials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http For Teachers Education Contacts News Research Internships in Science and Engineering Research Interns

  9. Medical Universities Educational and Research Online Services: Benchmarking Universities’ Website Towards E-Government

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    Farzandipour, Mehrdad; Meidani, Zahra

    2014-01-01

    Background: Websites as one of the initial steps towards an e-government adoption do facilitate delivery of online and customer-oriented services. In this study we intended to investigate the role of the websites of medical universities in providing educational and research services following the E-government maturity model in the Iranian universities. Methods: This descriptive and cross- sectional study was conducted through content analysis and benchmarking the websites in 2012. The research population included the entire medical university website (37). Delivery of educational and research services through these university websites including information, interaction, transaction, and Integration were investigated using a checklist. The data were then analyzed by means of descriptive statistics and using SPSS software. Results: Level of educational and research services by websites of the medical universities type I and II was evaluated medium as 1.99 and 1.89, respectively. All the universities gained a mean score of 1 out of 3 in terms of integration of educational and research services. Conclusions: Results of the study indicated that Iranian universities have passed information and interaction stages, but they have not made much progress in transaction and integration stages. Failure to adapt to e-government in Iranian medical universities in which limiting factors such as users’ e-literacy, access to the internet and ICT infrastructure are not so crucial as in other organizations, suggest that e-government realization goes beyond technical challenges. PMID:25132713

  10. A new LabVIEW-based control system for the Naval Research Laboratory Trace Element Accelerator Mass Spectrometer

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    DeTurck, T. M.; Treacy, D. J. Jr.; Knies, D. L.; Grabowski, K. S.; Knoll, C.; Kennedy, C. A.; Hubler, G. K. [University of Maryland, Department of Chemistry, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Naval Research Laboratory, Code 6670, Washington, District of Columbia 20375-5345 (United States)

    1999-06-10

    A new LabVIEW-based control system for the existing tandem accelerator and new AMS components has been implemented at the Trace Element Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (TEAMS) facility at the Naval Research Laboratory. Through the use of Device Interfaces (DIs) distributed along a fiber optic network, virtually every component of the accelerator system can be controlled from any networked computer terminal as well as remotely via modem or the internet. This paper discusses the LabVIEW-based control software, including remote operation, automatic calculation of ion optical component parameters, beam optimization, and data logging and retrieval.

  11. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Getting CLIA-Certification for a Basic Research Lab

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    Ambulos, Nicholas P.

    2013-01-01

    Next generation sequencing is fast becoming the diagnostic tool of choice for clinicians. This can take the form of targeted sequencing to identify specific variants, such as KRAS mutational analysis for treatment with cetuximab (Erbitux). It can be a targeted panel approach to sequencing a number of genes involved in a specific disease or it can be exome or whole genome sequencing to identify rare variants. As a clinical tool, sequencing must be done in a CLIA-compliant laboratory. One approach institutions have taken is to incorporate clinical sequencing into an existing CAP/CLIA-accredited lab, such as cytogenetics. The alternative approach is to build a CLIA-compliant laboratory from the ground up or make an existing genomics core facility CLIA-compliant. The University of Maryland School of Medicine took that latter approach, by making a genomics core facility CLIA-compliant. This wasn't without difficulty. Issues to consider include (1) a CLIA-qualified director as well as qualified key personnel; (2) appropriate space to allow for a unidirectional work flow separating pre- and post-amplification processes; (3) developing a validation study and implementation for each assay offered and participating in a CLIA-approved proficiency test or sample exchange program; (4) having an experienced quality program manager to oversee the quality program and document management system; (5) having the financial resources to invest in developing and operating this unique regulatory environment. While not trivial, the ultimate goal can be achieved, and the institution can have a genomics core lab that provides comprehensive support to basic research, translational studies and clinical diagnostics.

  12. A Bridge between Practice and Research: Which Governance Vehicle Suits best the Purpose?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Narcisa Jonsson; Mĺrten Simonsson

    In order to successfully govern an enterprise, business and information technology must be aligned. With proper alignment comes many benefits, including improved risk mitigation and more effective use of IT resources. Undoubtedly, the challenge and complexity of this endeavour is enormous and has previously been addressed in research literature and by practitioners. The Strategic Alignment Maturity Assessment Framework is a

  13. TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT International Conference of Territorial Intelligence of Huelva 2007 (CAENTI) | http://www.territorial-intelligence.eu 148 "Composite picture to help to study and to define a Regional Economic Intelligence Device

  14. TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT International Conference of Territorial Intelligence of Huelva 2007 (CAENTI) | http://www.territorial-intelligence.signoret@univ-fcomte.fr Abstract: The new tools now available to territorial intelligence cannot but take into account the various

  15. RESEARCH ARTICLE Organic matter governs N and P balance in Danube Delta lakes

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Organic matter governs N and P balance in Danube Delta lakes E. Durisch-Kaiser · A­Rosu­Rosulet) of the Danube Delta wetland during flood conditions in May and at low water level in September 2006. The Uzlina Wetland Á Nutrient transformations Á Organic N and P production Introduction The Danube Delta wetland

  16. Researchers from the Village. An Indonesian Non-Government Rural Action and Community Development Training Program.

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    Dilts, Russ; And Others

    A non-government program trains local action-researchers from villages of Java, Indonesia, to work for grass-roots social change within their communities. Begun in 1977, the program trains local men and women to work with their neighbors to revitalize existing institutions and to gain control over the development programs and social services…

  17. 77 FR 33254 - Expediting Transition of Government Performed and Sponsored Aeronautics Research and Development

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    2012-06-05

    ...of Government Performed and Sponsored Aeronautics Research and Development AGENCY: National...as a means to improve future national aeronautics R&D plans and progress assessments...comment on the utility of certain national aeronautics R&D planning documents for...

  18. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL and to be strongly reluctant to live in a big city, and even more in a foreign country. It makes wondering about that are indispensable to gather and key-in data. Figure 1: The study area: Ain, Ardèche, Alpes de Haute-Provence, Drôme

  19. Chemical Atmosphere-Snow-Sea Ice Interactions: defining future research in the field, lab and modeling

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    Frey, Markus

    2015-04-01

    The air-snow-sea ice system plays an important role in the global cycling of nitrogen, halogens, trace metals or carbon, including greenhouse gases (e.g. CO2 air-sea flux), and therefore influences also climate. Its impact on atmospheric composition is illustrated for example by dramatic ozone and mercury depletion events which occur within or close to the sea ice zone (SIZ) mostly during polar spring and are catalysed by halogens released from SIZ ice, snow or aerosol. Recent field campaigns in the high Arctic (e.g. BROMEX, OASIS) and Antarctic (Weddell sea cruises) highlight the importance of snow on sea ice as a chemical reservoir and reactor, even during polar night. However, many processes, participating chemical species and their interactions are still poorly understood and/or lack any representation in current models. Furthermore, recent lab studies provide a lot of detail on the chemical environment and processes but need to be integrated much better to improve our understanding of a rapidly changing natural environment. During a 3-day workshop held in Cambridge/UK in October 2013 more than 60 scientists from 15 countries who work on the physics, chemistry or biology of the atmosphere-snow-sea ice system discussed research status and challenges, which need to be addressed in the near future. In this presentation I will give a summary of the main research questions identified during this workshop as well as ways forward to answer them through a community-based interdisciplinary approach.

  20. The Governance of Solar Radiation Management Research: The Need for Innovative Institutions

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    Long, J. C.; Winickoff, D.

    2011-12-01

    Recent policy failures to control reduction of green house gas emissions have spurred interest in the potential of deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system, so-called "geoengineering," in order to reduce global warming. However, many of the ideas that have been proposed to date, notably the injection of sulphate aerosols into the stratosphere, a technique often referred to as solar radiation management (SRM), involve significant risks and uncertainties. Because of the potential risks of this research, and its controversial nature, there is broad agreement that it should be conducted, if at all, in accordance with appropriate governance. But what exactly is appropriate governance, and what are the bounds of political accountability? The research, particularly any field experiments, will have to be governed by institutions that are both effective and credible. Institutions might be public bodies, or they might systems of norms. We define "effective" to mean sufficiently protective of human and environmental health, and "credible" to mean trusted by the public and affected parties. Neither effective nor credible governance can be achieved by scientific elites alone. Designing such institutions will be a major challenge given the scope of the problem, the inherited political landscape, and the bars to discussion posed by technical content. Task force on Climate Remediation at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington has recently recommended that the US begin research on a wide variety of technologies to see if any hold promise for ameliorating the extreme effects of climate change. As members of that task force, we will present some of its ideas for institutionalizing governance over that research, and add detail to recommendations therein, especially concerning the creation of new kinds of institutions. Past experiences with the governance of controversial technologies -- such as GMOs, pharmaceuticals, and nuclear energy -- provide important comparative case studies. Governing institutions have the important role of developing societal capacity to deliberate about SRM within the context of the larger climate problem. Overall, governance must enable good decisions about how risky research is conducted and to create the conditions under which new knowledge can be

  1. Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Software - An Exploratory Study of Software Vendor and Market Research Perspectives

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicolas Racz; Edgar Weippl; Andreas Seufert

    2011-01-01

    The integration of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) activities has recently witnessed increased attention. Many organizations have deployed integrated GRC software. In this paper scientific research examines state-of-the-art GRC software for the first time in answering two questions: What is state-of-the-art GRC software according to the software industry, and how should scientific research deal with it? Through a survey among

  2. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns09/interns09.html[5/10/12 10:14:28 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http Melbourne Materials Science, University of Oxford, UK Nathaniel Lynd Craig Hawker and Jean Marie Tarascon People News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science

  3. The Scottish Government's Rural and Environmental Science and Analytical Services Strategic Research Progamme

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    Dawson, Lorna; Bestwick, Charles

    2013-04-01

    The Strategic Research Programme focuses on the delivery of outputs and outcomes within the major policy agenda areas of climate change, land use and food security, and to impact on the 'Wealthier', 'Healthier' and 'Greener' strategic objectives of the Scottish Government. The research is delivered through two programmes: 'Environmental Change' and 'Food, Land and People'; the core strength of which is the collaboration between the Scottish Government's Main Research Providers-The James Hutton Institute, the Moredun Research Institute, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health University of Aberdeen, Scotland's Rural College, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland and The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. The research actively seeks to inform and be informed by stakeholders from policy, farming, land use, water and energy supply, food production and manufacturing, non-governmental organisations, voluntary organisations, community groups and general public. This presentation will provide an overview of the programme's interdisciplinary research, through examples from across the programme's themes. Examples will exemplify impact within the Strategic Programme's priorities of supporting policy and practice, contributing to economic growth and innovation, enhancing collaborative and multidisciplinary research, growing scientific resilience and delivering scientific excellence. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Research/About/EBAR/StrategicResearch/future-research-strategy/Themes/ http://www.knowledgescotland.org/news.php?article_id=295

  4. Environmental Health & Safety, UC Irvine TITLE: CLEAN AREAS IN RESEARCH LABS (Non-Clinical)

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    George, Steven C.

    to Clean Areas at UCI main campus and College of Medicine labs at Orange. DEFINITIONS 1. Room: An area: A space within a room. 3. Clean Area: An area within a lab room approved by EH&S as safe for the storage AND MAINTENANCE OF A CLEAN AREA 1. Remove and permanently exclude all of the following from the room in which

  5. The Effect of LAB Silage Inoculants on the Rumen Environment--Current Research Status

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Inoculants containing mainly lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are the most common additives used in making silage. Their function is to promote intensive production of lactic acid and rapid decrease in pH and so minimize fermentation losses. Some LAB inoculants reduce aerobic spoilage. In addition, feedin...

  6. Research on a fiber Bragg grating sensor system with interferometric demodulation technique with LabVIEW

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. G. Qin; Y. Zhang

    2009-01-01

    A new fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensing demodulation system based on Lab VIEW and the technology of fiber Bragg grating sensing is designed. The system based on unbalanced M-Z interferometer demodulation technique translates the FBG wavelength signal related with the strain in to phase signal and measures the change of the phase with a phase measurement system based on Lab

  7. Imaging performance of LabPET APD-based digital PET scanners for pre-clinical research

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    Bergeron, Mélanie; Cadorette, Jules; Tétrault, Marc-André; Beaudoin, Jean-François; Leroux, Jean-Daniel; Fontaine, Réjean; Lecomte, Roger

    2014-02-01

    The LabPET is an avalanche photodiode (APD) based digital PET scanner with quasi-individual detector read-out and highly parallel electronic architecture for high-performance in vivo molecular imaging of small animals. The scanner is based on LYSO and LGSO scintillation crystals (2×2×12/14 mm3), assembled side-by-side in phoswich pairs read out by an APD. High spatial resolution is achieved through the individual and independent read-out of an individual APD detector for recording impinging annihilation photons. The LabPET exists in three versions, LabPET4 (3.75 cm axial length), LabPET8 (7.5 cm axial length) and LabPET12 (11.4 cm axial length). This paper focuses on the systematic characterization of the three LabPET versions using two different energy window settings to implement a high-efficiency mode (250-650 keV) and a high-resolution mode (350-650 keV) in the most suitable operating conditions. Prior to measurements, a global timing alignment of the scanners and optimization of the APD operating bias have been carried out. Characteristics such as spatial resolution, absolute sensitivity, count rate performance and image quality have been thoroughly investigated following the NEMA NU 4-2008 protocol. Phantom and small animal images were acquired to assess the scanners' suitability for the most demanding imaging tasks in preclinical biomedical research. The three systems achieve the same radial FBP spatial resolution at 5 mm from the field-of-view center: 1.65/3.40 mm (FWHM/FWTM) for an energy threshold of 250 keV and 1.51/2.97 mm for an energy threshold of 350 keV. The absolute sensitivity for an energy window of 250-650 keV is 1.4%/2.6%/4.3% for LabPET4/8/12, respectively. The best count rate performance peaking at 362 kcps is achieved by the LabPET12 with an energy window of 250-650 keV and a mouse phantom (2.5 cm diameter) at an activity of 2.4 MBq ml-1. With the same phantom, the scatter fraction for all scanners is about 17% for an energy threshold of 250 keV and 10% for an energy threshold of 350 keV. The results obtained with two energy window settings confirm the relevance of high-efficiency and high-resolution operating modes to take full advantage of the imaging capabilities of the LabPET scanners for molecular imaging applications.

  8. Towards government-funded special biomedical research programs to combat rare diseases in China.

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    Chen, Kai; Yao, Lan; Liu, Zhiyong

    2015-05-12

    Rare diseases are rarely conditions that are often debilitating and even life-threatening, which was identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) with a prevalence of 0.65-1‰. 5,000-7,000 rare diseases are thought to exist, which account for around 10% of diseases for individuals worldwide. It is estimated that over 10 million people were patients with rare disease in China. During the past years, public awareness of rare diseases has in fact heightened with the launching of campaigns by patients' organizations and spontaneous efforts by members of the public, not only in developed countries and regions including United States of America (USA), the European Union (EU), and in Japan, but also in China. However, the features of missed or delayed diagnosis, shortage of effective drugs, and the high cost of currently available drugs for rare diseases make it an important public health issue and a challenge to medical care worldwide. To combat rare disease, the government should assume the responsibility of taking on the important task of promoting the sustained development of a system of medical care for and research into rare diseases. Government-funded special biomedical research programs in the USA, EU, and Japan may serve as a reference for China coping with rare diseases. The government-funded special biomedical research programs consisting of leading clinicians and researchers to enhance basic and applied research on rare diseases were expected to be launched in China. PMID:25902953

  9. Rules of Governance of the Senior Research Scientist Council of the Jet Propulsion The community of Senior Research Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for the purpose

    E-print Network

    Waliser, Duane E.

    Rules of Governance of the Senior Research Scientist Council of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Preamble The community of Senior Research Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for the purpose of, the Rules of Governance of the Senior Research Scientist Council of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Article I

  10. An international comparison of government expenditures for energy conservation research and development:

    SciTech Connect

    McDonald, S.C.

    1988-03-01

    This study provides a comparison of US and foreign government spending for energy conservation research and development (R and D). The countries included in this analysis are: the United States, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, West Germany, and Japan. The approach of this paper was to compare the research program of each country at a high level of aggregation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) program structure. This paper does not allow for differences in the way each country defines or accounts for research.

  11. Utilizing the US Lab Nadir Research Window for Remote Sensing Operations with The Window Observational Research Facility (WORF)

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    Turner, Richard; Barley, Bryan; Gilbert, Paul A. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The Window Observational Research Facility (WORF) is an ISPR-based rack facility designed to take advantage of the high optical quality US Lab Nadir research window. The WORF is based on the ISS Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) rack mechanical structure and electronic systems. The WORF has a unique payload volume located at the center of the rack that provides access to the window. The interior dimensions of the payload volume are 34-in. (86.36 cm) wide by 33-in. (83.82 cm) high by 23-in. (58.42 cm) deep. This facility supports the deployment of payloads such as 9 in. aerial photography cameras and 12 in. diameter optical equipment. The WORF coupled with the optical quality of the United States Lab window support the deployment of various payload disciplines. The WORF provides payloads with power, data command and control, air cooling, water cooling, and video processing. The WORF's payload mounting surfaces and interfaces include the interior payload mounting shelf and the interior and exterior aircraft-like seat tracks. The payload mounting shelf is limited to a maximum mass of 136 kg (299 pounds). The WORF can accommodate large payloads such as the commonly used Leica-Heerbrug RC-30 aerial photography camera (whose dimensions are 53.3 cm (21-in.) wide by 50.8 cm (20-in.) deep by 76.2 cm (30-in.) long). The performance characteristics of the WORF allow it to support an array of payload disciplines. The WORF provides a maximum of 3 Kw at 28 Vdc and has a maximum data rate of 10 Mbps. The WORF's unique payload volume is designed to be light-tight, down to 2.8 x 10(exp -11) Watts/cm2/steradian, and have low-reflective surfaces. This specially designed WORF interior supports payload investigations that observe low-light-level phenomenon such as aurora. Although the WORF rack does not employ any active rack isolation (i.e., vibration dampening) technology, the rack provides a very stable environment for payload operations (on the order of X microradians). The facility's software is capable of being updated during its period of deployment. The WORF project also includes a Suitcase Simulator to allow for a payload developer to verify data interfaces at his development site, a trainer rack for astronauts to learn how to operate the WORF prior to flight, and the use of the EXPRESS Functional Checkout Units to allow for payload checkout at the KSC prior to launch.

  12. Necessity of cooperation with government on publication of scientific research results for intractable diseases.

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    Inagaki, Yoshinori; Song, Peipei

    2013-05-01

    The features of intractable diseases make it an important public health issue and a challenge to medical care worldwide. Investigation of intractable diseases with the support of government is urgently expected to activate clinical and pharmaceutical research to promote diagnosis and treatment for patients with intractable diseases. Moreover, linkage to the international database for research achievement is also necessary so that both researchers and other general citizens can assess research trends in the field of intractable diseases. In Japan, supportive activities for patients and researchers of intractable diseases have been well developed with the support of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). Furthermore, in April 2013, a specific academic communication platform on intractable diseases - the Intractable and Rare Diseases Research (IRDR) Journal - was approved to join a governmental project and receive support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) under the auspices of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Cooperation with the Japanese government starting this year is hoped to promote information-sharing based on an academic communication platform and further activate research on intractable diseases. PMID:25343106

  13. DNA Separation Lab in the Classroom and in Real-World Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-12-19

    This video produced by WGBH features students in the Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program preparing a recombinant DNA molecule, and examines how this work relates to the way real-life scientists approach similar work.

  14. Co-Lab: research and development of an online learning environment for collaborative scientific discovery learning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wouter R. van Joolingen; Ton de Jong; Ard W. Lazonder; Elwin R. Savelsbergh; Sarah Manlove

    2005-01-01

    There are many design challenges that must be addressed in the development of collaborative scientific discovery learning environments. This contribution presents an overview of how these challenges were addressed within Co-Lab, a collaborative learning environment in which groups of learners can experiment through simulations and remote laboratories, and express acquired understanding in a runnable computer model. Co-Lab’s architecture is introduced

  15. Health assessment for Yakima Agricultural Research Lab, Yakima, Washington, Region 10. CERCLIS No. WAD120513957. Preliminary report

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    Not Available

    1989-04-10

    The Yakima Agriculture Research Lab (YARL) site is on the National Priorities List. YARL is affiliated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and develops pesticides for various fruits and vegetables. Preliminary on-site sampling results have identified various pesticides in septic tank water and subsurface soil. The site is considered to be of potential health concern because of the risk to human health caused by the possibility of human exposure to hazardous substances.

  16. Qualitative Data Analysis of Issue Interrelations and Interdependencies for E-Government Research Planning

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    Wimmer, Maria A.; Bicking, Melanie

    Science and technology roadmapping is currently a popular method to develop long-term strategies for e-government. In the scope of the EC-co-funded research project eGovRTD2020, an innovative methodology has been developed, which combines scenarios and roadmapping to support long-term strategic policy-making for e-government research. This approach bases on systematically analyzing qualitative data throughout the whole roadmapping process based on individual issues and their interrelations. The paper explores the complex analysis of the network of relations and interdependencies between these issues. We introduce a concept for the systematic analysis of interlinks between single issues, which helps improving the quality of analysis and advances the consolidation of results to form well grounded strategic policy-making. A case example extracted from the project serves as proof of concept.

  17. Parent perspectives on privacy and governance for a pediatric repository of non-biological, research data.

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    Manhas, Kiran P; Page, Stacey; Dodd, Shawn X; Letourneau, Nicole; Ambrose, Aleta; Cui, Xinjie; Tough, Suzanne C

    2015-02-01

    Research data repositories (RDRs) are data storage entities where data can be submitted, stored, and subsequently accessed for purposes beyond the original intent. There is little information relating to non-biological RDRs, nor considerations regarding pediatric data storage and re-use. We examined parent perspectives on pediatric, non-biological RDRs. Qualitative, descriptive methods including both interviews and focus groups were used. Purposive sampling of adult participants in two provincial birth cohorts yielded 19 interviewees and 18 focus group participants (4 groups). Transcripts were analyzed by thematic content analysis. Parent research participants strongly supported the sharing of their own, and their child's, non-biological research data. Four themes emerged: that altruism has limits, that participants have ongoing privacy concerns, that some participants need the assurance of congruent values between themselves and researchers/research questions, and that opinions diverge for some governance issues. The establishment of RDRs is important and maximizes participants', researchers', and funders' investments. Participants as data donors have concerns relating to privacy, relationships, and governance that must be considered in RDR development. PMID:25742670

  18. Scientific institutions and effective governance: a case study of Chinese stem cell research

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    Zhang, Joy Yueyue

    2013-01-01

    In terms of stem cell research, China appears both as a “powerhouse” armed with state-of-the-art facilities, internationally trained personnel and permissive regulation and as a “bit player,” with its capability for conducting high quality research still in question. The gap between China’s assiduous endeavors and the observed outcome is due to a number of factors. Based on interviews with 48 key stakeholders active in Chinese stem cell research, this article examines how the structure of scientific institutions has affected effective governance in China. It is demonstrated that despite China’s recent efforts to attract highly competent researchers and to launch new regulatory initiatives, the effects of these attempts have been diminished by an absence of middle-layer positions within research teams and by the uncoordinated administrative structures among regulatory bodies. PMID:24143127

  19. Issues of data governance associated with data mining in medical research: experiences from an empirical study.

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    Nahar, Jesmin; Imam, Tasadduq; Tickle, Kevin S; Garcia-Alonso, Debora

    2013-01-01

    This chapter is a review of data mining techniques used in medical research. It will cover the existing applications of these techniques in the identification of diseases, and also present the authors' research experiences in medical disease diagnosis and analysis. A computational diagnosis approach can have a significant impact on accurate diagnosis and result in time and cost effective solutions. The chapter will begin with an overview of computational intelligence concepts, followed by details on different classification algorithms. Use of association learning, a well recognised data mining procedure, will also be discussed. Many of the datasets considered in existing medical data mining research are imbalanced, and the chapter focuses on this issue as well. Lastly, the chapter outlines the need of data governance in this research domain. PMID:24018527

  20. The GreenLab Research Facility: A Micro-Grid Integrating Production, Consumption and Storage of Clean Energy

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    McDowell Bomani, Bilal Mark; Elbuluk, Malik; Fain, Henry; Kankam, Mark D.

    2012-01-01

    There is a large gap between the production and demand for energy from alternative fuel and alternative renewable energy sources. The NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) has initiated a laboratory-pilot study that concentrates on using biofuels as viable alternative fuel resources for the field of aviation, as well as, utilizing wind and solar technologies as alternative renewable energy resources, and in addition, the use of pumped water for storage of energy that can be retrieved through hydroelectric generation. This paper describes the GreenLab Research Facility and its power and energy sources with .recommendations for worldwide expansion and adoption of the concept of such a facility

  1. Government-industry-uUniversity and rResearch lLaboratories cCoordination for new product development: Session 2. Government research laboratory perspective

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    Kuzay, T.M.

    1997-09-01

    This talk is the second in an expanded series of presentations on the Government-Industry-University and Research Laboratories Coordination for new product development, which is a timely and important public policy issue. Such interactions have become particularly timely in light of the present decline in funding for research and development (R&D) in the nation`s budget and in the private sector. These interactions, at least in principle, provide a means to maximize benefits for the greater good of the nation by pooling the diminishing resources. National laboratories, which traditionally interacted closely with the universities in educational training, now are able to also participate closely with industry in joint R&D thanks to a number of public laws legislated since the early 80s. A review of the experiences with such interactions at Argonne National Laboratory, which exemplifies the national laboratories, shows that, despite differences in their traditions and the missions, the national laboratory-industry-university triangle can work together.

  2. Education Program for Doctoral Researchers by Industrial-Government-Academic Cooperation and Interaction between Different Research Fields

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    Oki, Kazuya; Sawaragi, Tetsuo; Hasebe, Shinji; Morisawa, Shinsuke

    New education program to train graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who can be good leaders in a variety of social fields by cooperation of graduate school of engineering and pharmaceutical sciences is conducted as an advanced activity in Kyoto University. This program consists of four sub-programs and the educational effect by the collaboration of industry-government-academic and the interaction between dissimilar research fields is described in this paper. Trainees in this program acquire the ability to understand objectively one’ s research from comprehensive point of view and to debate with researchers in different fields. This program supports them to become ‘Global Leaders’ who play an important role internationally in advanced technology.

  3. 8 Governance: Exploring Four Approaches and Their

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    Richner, Heinz

    of governance: corporate gov- ernance, global governance, good governance, and modern governance lead to competition and cooperation. Keywords: Governance; corporate governance; global governance165 8 Governance: Exploring Four Approaches and Their Relevance to Research Marc Hufty1 Abstract

  4. Commentary on the Federal Government's Role in Influencing E-prescribing Use and Research

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    Odukoya, Olufunmilola K; Chui, Michelle A

    2012-01-01

    Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) is one of the most studied areas of health information technology due to advocacy for its use by influential organizations such as the Institute of Medicine (IOM). In the United States, the federal government has played a significant role in encouraging use of e-prescribing technology and in stimulating associated research nationwide. The federal government has increased e-prescribing research initiatives through agencies such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Initial initiatives focused on the development of standards for e-prescribing systems and implementation. In recent times, e-prescribing research initiatives have become more focused on identifying unintended consequences of using this technology and identifying new possibilities of use that were previously not envisioned. Continuous studies of how healthcare professionals are interfacing with this new technology, how systems have been implemented, and the impact of this technology on healthcare processes and outcomes are crucial. PMID:22737095

  5. Governing through community allegiance: a qualitative examination of peer research in community-based participatory research

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    Guta, Adrian; Flicker, Sarah; Roche, Brenda

    2013-01-01

    The disappointing results of many public health interventions have been attributed in part to the lack of meaningful community engagement in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of these initiatives. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has emerged as an alternative research paradigm that directly involves community members in all aspects of the research process. Their involvement is often said to be an empowering experience that builds capacity. In this paper, we interrogate these assumptions, drawing on interview data from a qualitative study investigating the experiences of 18 peer researchers (PRs) recruited from nine CBPR studies in Toronto, Canada. These individuals brought to their respective projects experience of homelessness, living with HIV, being an immigrant or refugee, identifying as transgender, and of having a mental illness. The reflections of PRs are compared to those of other research team members collected in separate focus groups. Findings from these interviews are discussed with an attention to Foucault's concept of ‘governmentality’, and compared against popular community-based research principles developed by Israel and colleagues. While PRs spoke about participating in CBPR initiatives to share their experience and improve conditions for their communities, these emancipatory goals were often subsumed within corporatist research environments that limited participation. Overall, this study offers a much-needed theoretical engagement with this popular research approach and raises critical questions about the limits of community engagement in collaborative public health research. PMID:24273389

  6. Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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    New research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology points to acid rain as a major cause of songbird decline, where previous research focused on forest fragmentation. Along with a press release and a downloadable Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version of the entire study, the site includes other ornithological resources, news items, and information about the lab.

  7. A project management system (PMS) for research institutes applying for government R&D contracts in Taiwan

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    Pao-Long Chang; Chiung-Wen Hsu

    1997-01-01

    This paper constructs a set of project management guidelines for research institutes taking over government R&D projects intended for commercial application in the industrial sector in Taiwan. The guidelines cover government R&D projects from initiation to closure and include seven phases: initiation; technology planning; amendment and contracting; implementation and control; acceptance and termination; dissemination; and performance assessment. It is also

  8. Advanced Lab View® Labs

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    John Essick; Eric D. Jones

    1999-01-01

    In the world of computer-based data acquisition and control, the graphical interface program LabVIEW from National Instruments is so ubiquitous that in many ways it has almost become the laboratory standard. To date, there have been approximately fifteen books concerning LabVIEW, but Professor Essick's treatise takes on a completely different tack than all of the previous discussions. In the more

  9. TOP 25 PRODUCTS OR PLATFORMS SPUN OUT OF MEDIA LAB RESEARCH

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    programming language for kids SeatSentry Smart Air Bag systems, Media Lab sensor technology commercialized by NEC Corporation NETRA/CATRA, low-cost eye diagnostic tools for mobile phones, being brought to market, for emotion measurement, commercialized by spin-off Affectiva Audio Spotlight, brought to market by spin

  10. Creating Field Research in the Lab: Simulation as Communicating and Organizing.

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    Putnam, Linda L.

    Laboratory simulations combine the strengths of lab experiments and field studies while avoiding many of their liabilities. They permit the emotional involvement, the time needed for development of norms and interlocked systems of interaction, and the broad range of variables typical of field settings, yet allow for experimental controls and…

  11. Perspectives on ecological research at the Outdoor StreamLab, a field-scale experimental stream

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    E. C. Merten; D. Dieterman; K. Kramarczuk; A. Lightbody; C. H. Orr; T. Wellnitz

    2009-01-01

    Artificial streams hold great promise for examining ecological processes. They lend themselves to manipulations of discharge, sediment load, water chemistry, and other parameters difficult or impossible to control in natural streams. However, artificial streams also have important limitations. In this presentation we describe insights gained from several ecological studies conducted at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory's Outdoor StreamLab, including, 1)

  12. Automobile Simulation Research on Anti-lock Braking System Based on LabVIEW

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    Chu Changbao; Zhang Xingwang

    2010-01-01

    Based on establishment of full-car dynamic model, the easiest actualized logic threshold control method was adopted to develop ECU of automobile ABS system on the basis of software LabVIEW table. The results proved that the ECU developed could achieve preferable braking performance. Most importantly, hardware -in -the -loop test could be carried out on the basis of this table, which

  13. From Banking to International Governance: Fostering Innovation in Stem Cell Research

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    Isasi, Rosario; Knoppers, Bartha M.

    2011-01-01

    Stem cell banks are increasingly recognized as an essential resource of biological materials for both basic and translational stem cell research. By providing transnational access to quality controlled and ethically sourced stem cell lines, stem cell banks seek to foster international collaboration and innovation. However, given that national stem cell banks operate under different policy, regulatory and commercial frameworks, the transnational sharing of stem cell materials and data can be complicating. This paper will provide an overview of the most pressing challenges regarding the governance of stem cell banks, and the difficulties in designing regulatory and commercial frameworks that foster stem cell research. Moreover, the paper will shed light on the numerous international initiatives that have arisen to help harmonize and standardize stem cell banking and research processes to overcome such challenges. PMID:21904557

  14. Jefferson Lab

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    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or the Jefferson Lab, is funded in part by the Department of Energy and was "built to probe the nucleus of the atom to learn more about the quark structure of matter." Of special interest to researchers will be the extensive experiments section with experiments organized by hall, by status in terms of approval and completion, by proposals, and by physics category. Descriptions of individual experiments include summaries (.ps), participating institutions, experiment titles, and a letter grade rating. The publications section of the site contains a catalog with online publications (.pdf) organized by year, and a complete searchable bibliographic list with downloadable technical documents organized by year. Also, for educators, the Science Education at Jefferson Lab Page ( http://www.jlab.org/services/pced/?students/teachers) lists internships, special events, and classroom resources including a tour of the atom, a periodic table of elements, and an element flashcard game.

  15. 48 CFR 45.303 - Use of Government property on independent research and development programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Use of Government property on independent...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Authorizing the...reimbursement against any Government contract for the rental value of...

  16. 48 CFR 45.303 - Use of Government property on independent research and development programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false Use of Government property on independent...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Authorizing the...reimbursement against any Government contract for the rental value of...

  17. 48 CFR 45.303 - Use of Government property on independent research and development programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Use of Government property on independent...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Authorizing the...reimbursement against any Government contract for the rental value of...

  18. 48 CFR 45.303 - Use of Government property on independent research and development programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false Use of Government property on independent...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Authorizing the...reimbursement against any Government contract for the rental value of...

  19. The Study Team for Early Life Asthma Research (STELAR) consortium 'Asthma e-lab': team science bringing data, methods and investigators together.

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    Custovic, Adnan; Ainsworth, John; Arshad, Hasan; Bishop, Christopher; Buchan, Iain; Cullinan, Paul; Devereux, Graham; Henderson, John; Holloway, John; Roberts, Graham; Turner, Steve; Woodcock, Ashley; Simpson, Angela

    2015-08-01

    We created Asthma e-Lab, a secure web-based research environment to support consistent recording, description and sharing of data, computational/statistical methods and emerging findings across the five UK birth cohorts. The e-Lab serves as a data repository for our unified dataset and provides the computational resources and a scientific social network to support collaborative research. All activities are transparent, and emerging findings are shared via the e-Lab, linked to explanations of analytical methods, thus enabling knowledge transfer. eLab facilitates the iterative interdisciplinary dialogue between clinicians, statisticians, computer scientists, mathematicians, geneticists and basic scientists, capturing collective thought behind the interpretations of findings. PMID:25805205

  20. Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab

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    Joseph Perpich, M.D., J.D. (Howard Hughes Medical Institute; )

    2008-04-16

    The purpose of the lab is to familiarize you with the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequence. Not long ago, DNA sequencing was a time-consuming, tedious process. With readily available commercial equipment and kits, it is now routine. The techniques used in this lab are applicable in a wide variety of settings, including scientific research and forensic labs.

  1. NASA Glenn's Engine Components Research Lab, Cell 2B, Reactivated to Support the U.S. Army Research Laboratory T700 Engine Test

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    Beltran, Luis R.; Griffin, Thomas A.

    2004-01-01

    The U.S. Army Vehicle Technology Directorate at the NASA Glenn Research Center has been directed by their parent command, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), to demonstrate active stall technology in a turboshaft engine as the next step in transitioning this technology to the Army and aerospace industry. Therefore, the Vehicle Technology Directorate requested the reactivation of Glenn's Engine Components Research Lab, Cell 2B, (ECRL 2B). They wanted to test a T700 engine that had been used previously for turboshaft engine research as a partnership between the Army and NASA on small turbine engine research. ECRL 2B had been placed in standby mode in 1997. Glenn's Testing Division initiated reactivation in May 2002 to support the new research effort, and they completed reactivation and improvements in September 2003.

  2. Microbes in mascara: hypothesis-driven research in a nonmajor biology lab.

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    Burleson, Kathryn M; Martinez-Vaz, Betsy M

    2011-01-01

    In this laboratory exercise, students were taught concepts of microbiology and scientific process through an everyday activity - cosmetic use. The students' goals for the lab were to develop a hypothesis regarding microbial contamination in cosmetics, learn techniques to culture and differentiate microorganisms from cosmetics, and propose best practices in cosmetics use based on their findings. Prior to the lab, students took a pretest to assess their knowledge of scientific hypotheses, microbiology, and cosmetic safety. In the first week, students were introduced to microbiological concepts and methodologies, and cosmetic terminology and safety. Students completed a hypothesis-writing exercise before formulating and testing their own hypotheses regarding cosmetic contamination. Students provided a cosmetic of their own and, in consultation with their lab group, chose one product for testing. Samples were serially diluted and plated on a variety of selective media. In the second week, students analyzed their plates to determine the presence and diversity of microbes and if their hypotheses were supported. Students completed a worksheet of their results and were given a posttest to assess their knowledge. Average test scores improved from 5.2 (pretest) to 7.8 (posttest), with p-values < 0.0001. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of students correctly identified hypotheses that were not falsifiable or lacked variables, and 89% of students improved their scores on questions concerning safe cosmetic use. Ninety-one percent (91%) of students demonstrated increased knowledge of microbial concepts and methods. Based on our results, this lab is an easy, yet effective, way to enhance knowledge of scientific concepts for nonmajors, while maintaining relevance to everyday life. PMID:23653761

  3. Microbes in Mascara: Hypothesis-Driven Research in a Nonmajor Biology Lab

    PubMed Central

    Burleson, Kathryn M.; Martinez-Vaz, Betsy M.

    2011-01-01

    In this laboratory exercise, students were taught concepts of microbiology and scientific process through an everyday activity — cosmetic use. The students’ goals for the lab were to develop a hypothesis regarding microbial contamination in cosmetics, learn techniques to culture and differentiate microorganisms from cosmetics, and propose best practices in cosmetics use based on their findings. Prior to the lab, students took a pretest to assess their knowledge of scientific hypotheses, microbiology, and cosmetic safety. In the first week, students were introduced to microbiological concepts and methodologies, and cosmetic terminology and safety. Students completed a hypothesis-writing exercise before formulating and testing their own hypotheses regarding cosmetic contamination. Students provided a cosmetic of their own and, in consultation with their lab group, chose one product for testing. Samples were serially diluted and plated on a variety of selective media. In the second week, students analyzed their plates to determine the presence and diversity of microbes and if their hypotheses were supported. Students completed a worksheet of their results and were given a posttest to assess their knowledge. Average test scores improved from 5.2 (pretest) to 7.8 (posttest), with p-values < 0.0001. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of students correctly identified hypotheses that were not falsifiable or lacked variables, and 89% of students improved their scores on questions concerning safe cosmetic use. Ninety-one percent (91%) of students demonstrated increased knowledge of microbial concepts and methods. Based on our results, this lab is an easy, yet effective, way to enhance knowledge of scientific concepts for nonmajors, while maintaining relevance to everyday life. PMID:23653761

  4. A review of past and future near-infrared spectroscopy brain computer interface research at the PRISM lab.

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    Schudlo, Larissa C; Weyand, Sabine; Chau, Tom

    2014-08-01

    Single-trial classification of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) signals for brain-computer interface (BCI) applications has recently gained much attention. This paper reviews research in this area conducted at the PRISM lab (University of Toronto) to date, as well as directions for future work. Thus far, research has included classification of hemodynamic changes induced by the performance of various mental tasks in both offline and online settings, as well as offline classification of cortical changes evoked by different affective states. The majority of NIRS-BCI work has only involved able-bodied individuals. However, preliminary work involving individuals from target BCI-user populations is also underway. In addition to further testing with users with severe disabilities, ongoing and future research will focus on enhancing classification accuracies, communication speed and user experience. PMID:25570374

  5. Dissertation Lab Dissertation Lab (D-Lab)

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    and 3 9:00 am Breakfast and student check-in 12:00 pm Lunch 2:30 pm Stress-relieving and motivation Floor University Center What is Dissertation Lab (D-Lab)? The Office of Graduate Studies Student Services offers D-Lab to help students progress through the difficult process of writing their dissertation

  6. Government-promoted collective research and development in Japan: Analyses of the organization through case studies

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    Hane, G.J.

    1990-06-01

    A study was commissioned by the Energy Conservation and Utilization Technologies (ECUT) Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to better understand the strategies used for cooperative and joint-venture research and development (R D) overseas. The study evaluates the organization and management of several different types of cooperative R D programs in Japan that are sponsored under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Program, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) Program, and the Key Technology Center (KTC) Program. The ERATO Program grew out of a concern over revising the government's approach to supporting research and technology development. The program was initiated to address what was regarded as a lack of creativity in areas at the forefront of science. The program recruits young researchers and allows them flexibility to explore multi-disciplinary areas at the forefront of science. It has been organized to allow for individual creativity but at the same time to benefit from the combined knowledge of an assembly of researchers. Because the plan is such a radical departure from conventional Japanese philosophy, it has met with certain bureaucratic obstacles. Visits to four ERATO projects are described. The third program, the KTC Program, focuses on getting private firms to venture into risky areas of advanced technology to pave the way for future industries. Its goal is to encourage a shift of resources in the private sector toward areas that are considered essential for the competitive development of future industries. The principal philosophy behind the KTC is that the private sector is in the best position to identify promising technical challenges and to weigh their commercial potential against research uncertainties. Three KTC research joint ventures are briefly described. 13 refs., 9 figs., 35 tabs.

  7. The advance of research governance in psychiatry: one step forward, two steps back.

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    Leeson, V C; Tyrer, P

    2013-12-01

    Purpose. To investigate the reasons behind difficulties in recruiting patients to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in psychiatry and to examine a database of RCTs for differences between studies in mental health and other specialities. Methods. A discussion of recent changes in research governance in the UK and Europe followed by an examination of the database of all trials supported by the Health Technology Assessment programme of the National Institute of Health Research in the UK between 1993 and 2007 to determine if three different measures, (i) time between grant approval and study start date, (ii) percentage of additional time given to extend recruitment and (iii) percentage of planned recruitment achieved, changed over the time period studied and differed between mental health, cancer and other medical disciplines. Findings. Despite attempts in the UK to accelerate the process of clinical trials in recent years, there was a significant increase in the extension time for trials to be completed (p = 0.038) and the percentage of planned recruitment to mental health studies (71%) was significantly less than for cancer (90.3%) and other studies (86.1%) (p = 0.032). Summary. These results suggest that, despite the priority afforded to the advancement of RCTs in healthcare, such studies are encountering increasing difficulty in recruiting to time and target. We suggest that this difficulty can be attributed, at least in part, to the excessively byzantine regulation and governance processes for health research in the UK, and unnecessary bureaucracy in the current National Health Service system. Mental health studies appear particularly vulnerable to delay and better systems to facilitate recruitment are required urgently for the evidence base to be improved and facilitate new cost-effective interventions. PMID:23714283

  8. Human Brains Engaged in Rat Brains: Student-driven Neuroanatomy Research in an Introductory Biology Lab Course

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    Gardner, Stephanie M.; Adedokun, Omolola A.; Weaver, Gabriela C.; Bartlett, Edward L.

    2011-01-01

    Inquiry-based laboratory instruction has been shown to actively engage students in the content and skills being taught. These courses are further intended to teach students not only what is known, but also the process by which investigators come to know it. We sought to take this approach one step further and incorporate novel research questions into an inquiry-based laboratory model early in the undergraduate course of study. In this research-based introductory laboratory course, first-year students acquired basic lab skills not just for their own sake, but rather within the context of a research question of a member of the faculty. Student projects investigated potential neuroanatomical changes in animal models of dyslexia and aging and included measurements of neuron numbers and levels and distribution of neuronal proteins. Students played an active role in designing and implementing an experimental plan, explored data analysis techniques, and reflected on the results that they obtained in scholarly forms such as research papers and a departmental poster session. Student feedback on this approach has been extremely positive, and the data collected were research quality preliminary data that are being actively pursued for further study. Based on our encouraging experiences, we conclude that designing an introductory course around novel research, including some assessments modeled after scholarly practices, provides motivation and excitement for the students, instills good scientific habits, and can potentially benefit departmental research. PMID:23626490

  9. Human Brains Engaged in Rat Brains: Student-driven Neuroanatomy Research in an Introductory Biology Lab Course.

    PubMed

    Gardner, Stephanie M; Adedokun, Omolola A; Weaver, Gabriela C; Bartlett, Edward L

    2011-01-01

    Inquiry-based laboratory instruction has been shown to actively engage students in the content and skills being taught. These courses are further intended to teach students not only what is known, but also the process by which investigators come to know it. We sought to take this approach one step further and incorporate novel research questions into an inquiry-based laboratory model early in the undergraduate course of study. In this research-based introductory laboratory course, first-year students acquired basic lab skills not just for their own sake, but rather within the context of a research question of a member of the faculty. Student projects investigated potential neuroanatomical changes in animal models of dyslexia and aging and included measurements of neuron numbers and levels and distribution of neuronal proteins. Students played an active role in designing and implementing an experimental plan, explored data analysis techniques, and reflected on the results that they obtained in scholarly forms such as research papers and a departmental poster session. Student feedback on this approach has been extremely positive, and the data collected were research quality preliminary data that are being actively pursued for further study. Based on our encouraging experiences, we conclude that designing an introductory course around novel research, including some assessments modeled after scholarly practices, provides motivation and excitement for the students, instills good scientific habits, and can potentially benefit departmental research. PMID:23626490

  10. Research of rural power grids harmonics monitoring system based on technology of LabVIEW

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    Zhou, Yuhong; Xie, Yunfang; Zhang, Su

    2009-07-01

    A virtual harmonic system based on the development platform of LabVIEW is developed in the article. The basic design idea of this system is virtual instrument(VI). The system is OK to add the harmonic signal collecting from actual electrified wire netting , and also load the platform simulating harmonic signal coming into being. And the on-line harmonic monitoring is carried out through this system, revealing the state of its basic wave and harmonic waves. During the analysis of harmonics, FFT algorithm with high accuracy is used to improve accuracy of harmonics analysis. This system has advantages of better analyzed effection and low cost, and can be extended easily.

  11. Concentration, Chlorination, and Chemical Analysis of Drinking Water for Disinfection Byproduct Mixtures Health Effects Research: U.S. EPA?s Four Lab Study

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s ?Four Lab Study? involved participation of researchers from four national Laboratories and Centers of the Office of Research and Development along with collaborators from the water industry and academia. The study evaluated toxicological...

  12. Governance of Higher Education in Britain: The Significance of the Research Assessment Exercises for the Funding Council Model

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    Tapper, Ted; Salter, Brian

    2004-01-01

    This article uses the political struggles that have enveloped the research assessment exercises (RAEs) to interpret the UK's current funding council model of governance. Ironically, the apparently widespread improvement in the research performance of British universities, as demonstrated by RAE 2001, has made it more difficult to distribute…

  13. The Balance between Teaching and Research in Dutch and English Universities in the Context of University Governance Reforms

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    Leisyte, Liudvika; Enders, Jurgen; de Boer, Harry

    2009-01-01

    The expectations and demands with respect to teaching and research have been changing for universities due to changes in their institutional environments. Born out of changing national research policies and modern governance arrangements, efficiency, effectiveness and output-oriented cultures have become increasingly important. In this article we…

  14. Technology Roadmap for the 21st Century Truck Program, a government-industry research partnership

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    None

    2000-12-01

    The 21st Century Truck Program has been established as a government-industry research partnership to support the development and implementation of commercially viable technologies that will dramatically cut fuel use and emissions of commercial trucks and buses while enhancing their safety and affordability as well as maintaining or enhancing performance. The innovations resulting from this program will reduce dependence on foreign oil, improve our nation's air quality, provide advanced technology for military vehicles, and enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. truck and bus industry while ensuring safe and affordable freight and bus transportation for the nation's economy. This Technology Roadmap for the 21st Century Truck Program has been prepared to guide the development of the technical advancements that will enable the needed improvements in commercial truck fuel economy, emissions, and safety.

  15. University-Government Partnerships and High Risk Research: The Last Stronghold for New Thinking About Coping with Climate Change

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    Easterling, W. E.

    2014-12-01

    The repurposing of Bell Laboratories by new owner Lucent Technologies to become a mission-focused applied research facility effectively terminated fundamental, high-risk research everywhere but in research universities. The now almost ten year old NAS study that produced the watershed report Rising Above the Gathering Storm warned that the US research establishment encompassing industry, government, academia and nongovernment organizations has lost its way in promoting fundamental high-risk research of the kind that has historically led to the transformational scientific breakthroughs that radically changed and improved our quality of life for more than a century. Low-risk, incremental research dominates industry and most government funding agendas, including NSF (and including NSF's "transformational research" agenda!). Unprecedented challenges such as understanding and dealing with the consequences of climate change will require fundamental new ideas and technologies that do not exist. Adapting future ecosystems and human systems to climate variability and change needs new social models of cooperation, new biotechnologies and new environmental mangement strategies that do not now exist. A case can be made that history provides no strong templates for such a future. I argue that research universities, working in close partnerships with government, provides a fertile seedbed for the kinds of scientific knowledge and thinking that could produce "game changing" strategies for dealing with climate change. Government has the resources and the ability to convert and scale new ideas into usable knowledge, research universities have the ingenuity and disciplinary spectra to think up new ideas and test them for proof of concept. Co-locating a government presence within a research university has the potential to integrate a research enterprise that is not afraid to fail a few times before potentially hitting paydirt with an institution that can accelerate the translation of fundamental scientific breakthroughs into new usable information. Examples of how this has worked in other scientific settings will be presented to show the potential of this type of collaboration for dealing with climate change.

  16. Adoption and Diffusion of m-Government: Challenges and Future Directions for Research

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    Ahmed Al-Hadidi; Yacine Rezgui

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a The paper reviews mobile government (m-Government) adoption and diffusion factors in developed and developing economies. m-Government\\u000a is viewed as a class of e-Government applications and refers to any transaction via mobile technologies, such as laptops,\\u000a phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs). The most significant features of mobile technology include mobility and portability.\\u000a The ubiquitous dimension of mobile technologies provides means

  17. AI Lab Faculty

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    Torrance, Mark C.

    This document is meant to introduce new graduate students in the MIT AI Lab to the faculty members of the laboratory and their research interests. Each entry consists of the faculty member's picture, if available, some ...

  18. NOVA Labs

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    For many years, WGBH - the PBS member station from Boston - has provided excellent programming and online content on many different topics, and NOVA has been one of their most popular offerings. Now WGBH presents NOVA Labs, a series of interactive online science activities that would be a wonderful addition to secondary science curriculum. Users should create a free login, which will allow them to track and save their progress through the labs. On the main page, users can click on My Progress to see which labs have been completed. The site currently has three labs available: cloud lab, energy lab, and sun lab. Visitors may also check out a list of planned upcoming labs, which include topics like RNA, cybersecurity, and the brain. [AHT

  19. Decommissioning of German Research Reactors Under the Governance of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research - 12154

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    Weigl, M. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Projekttraeger Karlsruhe (PTKA-WTE), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)

    2012-07-01

    Since 1956, nuclear research and development (R and D) in Germany has been supported by the Federal Government. The goal was to help German industry to become competitive in all fields of nuclear technology. National research centers were established and demonstration plants were built. In the meantime, all these facilities were shut down and are now in a state of decommissioning and dismantling (D and D). Meanwhile, Germany is one of the leading countries in the world in the field of D and D. Two big demonstration plants, the Niederaichbach Nuclear Power Plant (KKN) a heavy-water cooled pressure tube reactor with carbon-dioxide cooling and the Karlstein Superheated Steam Reactor (HDR) a boiling light water reactor with a thermal power of 100 MW, are totally dismantled and 'green field' is reached. Another big project was finished in 2008. The Forschungs-Reaktor Juelich 1 (FRJ1), a research reactor with a thermal power of 10 MW was completely dismantled and in September 2008 an oak tree was planted on a green field at the site, where the FRJ1 was standing before. This is another example for German success in the field of D and D. Within these projects a lot of new solutions and innovative techniques were tested, which were developed at German universities and in small and medium sized companies mostly funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Some examples are underwater-cutting technologies like plasma arc cutting and contact arc metal cutting. This clearly shows that research on the field of D and D is important for the future. Moreover, these research activities are important to save the know-how in nuclear engineering in Germany and will enable enterprises to compete on the increasing market of D and D services. The author assumes that an efficient decommissioning of nuclear installations will help stabilize the credibility of nuclear energy. Some critics of nuclear energy are insisting that a return to 'green field sites' is not possible. The successful completion of two big D and D projects (HDR and KKN), which reached green field conditions, are showing quite the contrary. Moreover, research on D and D technologies offers the possibility to educate students on a field of nuclear technology, which will be very important in the future. In these days D and D companies are seeking for a lot of young engineers and this will not change in the coming years. (authors)

  20. Poornima Balasubramanyam, Researcher, U. of Supratik Bhattacharyya, Res. Scientist, Sprint Lab

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    Shenoy, Prashant

    CALIFORNIA Poornima Balasubramanyam, Researcher, U. of Cal. Davis Supratik Bhattacharyya, Res Fawcett, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford U. Zhengzhu Feng, Soft. Eng., Google Mahesh Girkar, Sr. Tech. Irvine Penelope Sibun, Researcher, Xerox Palo Alto Res. Ctr. Andrew Singer, CEO, Rapport, Inc. Jeff

  1. Canada Research Chair, Tier I, Data Science The Canada Research Chair Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable

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    Martin, Jeff

    at the university in cooperation with private and government partners. Big Data addresses the implications of Big Data. This CRC is proposed in a context of innovative information infrastructure renewalCanada Research Chair, Tier I, Data Science The Canada Research Chair Program was established

  2. The New Zealand framework for government and private sector research, and its operation with respect to the upstream petroleum industry

    SciTech Connect

    Beggs, J.M. [Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt (New Zealand)

    1995-08-01

    The New Zealand government has replaced its science bureaucracy with ten Crown Research Institutes, which are structured as government-owned limited-liability companies. Government research funding is allocated by a Foundation, while a small Ministry has been retained to deal exclusively with science policy. As a Crown Research Institute, the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences gains approximately 70% of its revenues from contracts with the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, and the remainder from a wide range of consultancy services to several industries. Petroleum exploration and development is a particular focus, and applied research and consultancy activities in basin analysis, source rock and reservoir systems, thermal modelling etc. are underpinned by research programmes in related fundamental areas such as paleontology and deep crustal structure. Situated on an active plate boundary with a complex configuration and history of development, New Zealand serves as a natural laboratory in which to develop and test models of deformation and depositional systems. The Institute`s private-sector research funding, in many cases in collaboration with international partners, addresses such topics as Quaternary sequence stratigraphy, deep-water depositional systems, basin thermal modelling and charge prediction (including distribution of inert gases). The results of this research are applicable world-wide. Insights from active tectonic and depositional processes in New Zealand improve the effectiveness of exploration and development in older or less understood basins which have developed in complex subduction and strike-slip tectonic settings.

  3. In the National Interest: The Federal Government and Research-Intensive Universities. A Report from the Ad Hoc Working Group on Research-Intensive Universities and the Federal Government.

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    Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, Washington, DC.

    This report looks at the relationship between the federal government and research intensive universities (RIUs), identifies critical trends and issues that are affecting their relationship, and offers principles and recommendations for the future. Following an introduction, the origins and characteristics of the relations between the federal…

  4. PSI research in the ITER divertor parameter range at the FOM PSI-lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Westerhout, J.; Koppers, W. R.; Vijvers, W. A. J.; Al, R. S.; Brezinsek, S.; Brons, S.; van Eck, H. J. N.; Engeln, R.; de Groot, B.; Koch, R.; van der Meiden, H. J.; Nuijten, M. P.; Philipps, V.; van de Pol, M. J.; Prins, P. R.; Samm, U.; Scholten, J.; Schram, D. C.; Schweer, B.; Smeets, P. H. M.; Whyte, D. G.; Zoethout, E.; Kleyn, A. W.; Goedheer, W. J.; Lopes Cardozo, N. J.; van Rooij, G. J.

    2007-03-01

    FOM-Rijnhuizen is building, in cooperation with its Trilateral Euregio Cluster (TEC) partners, a PSI-laboratory to study plasma surface interaction (PSI) under extreme, ITER relevant plasma conditions. The largest linear plasma generator of PSI-lab is Magnum-PSI, and is designed to deliver up to 10 MW m-2 power over a 10 cm diameter hydrogen plasma beam with an electron density (ne) up to 1021 m-3 and electron-temperature (Te) between 1-5 eV. Magnum-PSI is presently under construction and its predesign is presented. Its forerunner is Pilot-PSI, in which record plasma parameters of ne=4×1021 m-3 at Te=2 eV in a ~1 cm wide hydrogen beam confined by a magnetic field (B) <=1.6 T were measured at 40 mm downstream the source nozzle. At 17 mm in front of a target (located at 0.56 m distance from the source nozzle), ne>1021 m-3 and Te<= 4 eV have been demonstrated. Initial experiments on exposing fine-grain carbon samples are presented that showed up to 20 ?m s-1 erosion as a demonstration of the extreme plasma conditions. Spectroscopy was applied to compare chemical erosion yields for flux densities up to 5.0×1024 m-2 s-1.

  5. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns06/interns06.html[11/8/12 2:12:16 PM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns06/interns06.html[11/8/12 2:12:16 PM] Education Undergraduate Opportunities K-12 Science Activities

  6. LabTrove: A Lightweight, Web Based, Laboratory “Blog” as a Route towards a Marked Up Record of Work in a Bioscience Research Laboratory

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    Milsted, Andrew J.; Hale, Jennifer R.; Frey, Jeremy G.; Neylon, Cameron

    2013-01-01

    Background The electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) has the potential to replace the paper notebook with a marked-up digital record that can be searched and shared. However, it is a challenge to achieve these benefits without losing the usability and flexibility of traditional paper notebooks. We investigate a blog-based platform that addresses the issues associated with the development of a flexible system for recording scientific research. Methodology/Principal Findings We chose a blog-based approach with the journal characteristics of traditional notebooks in mind, recognizing the potential for linking together procedures, materials, samples, observations, data, and analysis reports. We implemented the LabTrove blog system as a server process written in PHP, using a MySQL database to persist posts and other research objects. We incorporated a metadata framework that is both extensible and flexible while promoting consistency and structure where appropriate. Our experience thus far is that LabTrove is capable of providing a successful electronic laboratory recording system. Conclusions/Significance LabTrove implements a one-item one-post system, which enables us to uniquely identify each element of the research record, such as data, samples, and protocols. This unique association between a post and a research element affords advantages for monitoring the use of materials and samples and for inspecting research processes. The combination of the one-item one-post system, consistent metadata, and full-text search provides us with a much more effective record than a paper notebook. The LabTrove approach provides a route towards reconciling the tensions and challenges that lie ahead in working towards the long-term goals for ELNs. LabTrove, an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) system from the Smart Research Framework, based on a blog-type framework with full access control, facilitates the scientific experimental recording requirements for reproducibility, reuse, repurposing, and redeployment. PMID:23935832

  7. Imaging Research Specialist Vocal Tract Development Lab (PVL 78724) Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 03/21/2014

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    include: perform digital image transmission process to secure images, generate 3D models of select oral including 3D image rendering is highly preferred. A thorough understanding of basic statistics is highlyImaging Research Specialist ­ Vocal Tract Development Lab (PVL 78724) Please Note: A change

  8. Concentration, Chlorination, and Chemical Analysis of Drinking Water for Disinfection Byproduct Mixtures Health Effects Research: U.S. EPA?s Four Lab Study

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s ?Four Lab Study?, involved participation of scientists and engineers from four national Laboratories and Centers of the Office of Research and Development along with collaborators from water industry and academia. The study evaluated tox...

  9. Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab Rules 15.99.03.V1 Ethics in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work

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    Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab Rules 15.99.03.V1 Ethics in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Approved: February 8, 2013 Next Scheduled Review: February 8, 2015 Texas A&M Veterinary RULE STATEMENT Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) strives to maintain superior

  10. Visits to Prof Kimura's CAD Research Lab July 5 and July 19 for Discussions about Product Realization, IMS, and Product Development Cycles

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    Whitney, Daniel

    Visits to Prof Kimura's CAD Research Lab July 5 and July 19 for Discussions about Product and Kimura on numerical control machining of complex surfaces into the notion of CAD systems that contain's. This software was taken up by Toyota and used in their car design CAD software. Kimura consults

  11. The Design and Implementation of Information System for the MBO of National R&D Projects Cooperated by Industries, Universities and Government-supported Research Institutes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kwon-Joong Sohn; Wang-jin Yoo; Cheol-gyu Lee

    2007-01-01

    After finding the significance of effective objective management and communication by reviewing previous studies on the insufficient cooperation in projects undertaken by industries, universities and government-supported research institute collaborative system, we studied how to achieve successful implementation of massive research and development projects requiring collaboration among industries, universities and government-supported research institute. We have set up an engineering process innovation

  12. Contributions of ICTs towards Agricultural Development Among Agricultural Researchers in Ibadan North West Local Government, Oyo State, Nigeria

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Oyetoro John Oyewole; Adetunbi Saheed Ige; Oladipo Solomon Oyetunde

    2013-01-01

    The study examines the contributions of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) towards Agricultural Development among Agricultural Researchers in Ibadan North West Local Government Area of Oyo State. Random sampling technique was used in the selection of 50 respondents that constitute the sample size for the study. Primary data were collected through the use of a well-structured questionnaire from the Agricultural

  13. Harvard University Participation Agreement I understand that my research is governed by the policies of Harvard University, including

    E-print Network

    Harvard University Participation Agreement I understand that my research is governed by the policies of Harvard University, including Harvard's "Statement of Policy in Regard to Intellectual Property" (the "IP Policy") (http://www.otd.harvard.edu/resources/policies/IP/). I understand that there are also

  14. Organizational Governance and the Production of Academic Quality: Lessons from Two Top U.S. Research Universities

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    Thoenig, Jean-Claude; Paradeise, Catherine

    2014-01-01

    Does organizational governance contribute to academic quality? Two top research universities are observed in-depth: Berkeley and the MIT. Three key factors are listed that help generate consistent and lasting high performance. Priority is allocated to self-evaluation and to the development of talent. Values and norms such as community membership,…

  15. Agriculture, Corporate Governance and the Production of Inequity A Social Policy Research Unit Public Presentation Led by

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    Argerami, Martin

    Agriculture, Corporate Governance and the Production of Inequity A Social Policy Research Unit at every level of production. Through his numerous books and public lectures, he implores the public Agriculture; The Rape of Canola; Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology; Invisible Giant: Cargill

  16. With NSF Support, Research Moves into Science Labs of 2-Year Colleges

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    Berrett, Dan

    2012-01-01

    Original research in biology, which is thought to spark student interest and bolster majors, makes its way to the associate-degree level. Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, students of biology in community colleges will have the chance to do research on open-ended, real-world questions with no predetermined answers--and…

  17. Science Update on the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab's Deep Submergence Operations in 2006 and Beyond

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. R. Smith; J. C. Wiltshire; R. S. Orange

    2006-01-01

    The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), the NOAA Undersea Research Program (NURP) Center for Hawaii and the Western Pacific, is one of six regional NURP Centers specializing in providing scientists with the tools and expertise they need to investigate the undersea environment, including HOVs, ROVs, and other cutting edge technologies. Established at the University of Hawaii 26 years ago, HURL's

  18. From the Lab to the Police Station: A Successful Application of Eyewitness Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gary L. Wells; Roy S. Malpass; R. C. L. Lindsay; Ronald P. Fisher; John W. Turtle; Solomon M. Fulero

    2000-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Justice released the first national guide for collecting and preserving eyewitness evidence in October 1999. Scientific psychology played a large role in making a case for these procedural guidelines as well as in setting a scientific foundation for the guidelines, and eyewitness researchers directly participated in writing them. The authors describe how eyewitness researchers shaped understanding

  19. Special Spotlight: Increasing Diversity in Cancer Research: One Lab at a Time

    Cancer.gov

    As part of the feature series on “Increasing Diversity in Cancer Research,” we interviewed Dr. Stefan Ambs, an investigator at the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, who is using novel approaches to discover gene differences in the tumors of African American patients.

  20. Based on results-oriented government procurement project collaboration monitoring, early warning indicator system Research

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    Han wen ying; Sun bao wen; Hai mo

    2010-01-01

    On the basis of discussing the current status and problems of China's government procurement project monitoring system, The issue proposes idea of collaborative regulation which is based on results-oriented, committed to performance and continued progress, Consisted with our national conditions, and further discusses design of government procurement project collaboration monitoring, early warning indicator system. This is a new proposition which

  1. The 103rd ATR Science & Technology Seminar ---The 2nd Adaptive Communications Research Labs. Series ---

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    Toh, C-K.

    Systems USA (now known as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Corporation) and was primarily responsible., and their possible implications on research, realization, and society. Biography: C.K. Toh is currently a chair

  2. Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns00.html[5/10/12 10:10:40 AM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Materials Characterization and synthesis of beta-polypeptides Jovan Rivera Montes Computer Science://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns00.html[5/10/12 10:10:40 AM] Education Undergraduate Opportunities K-12 Science Activities

  3. Dauphin Island Sea Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama's marine education and research center. Lab also provides a public aquarium that focuses solely on the native eco-systems of the Mobile Bay estuary. Site provides information on graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, faculty, facilities, and news and events. Explore the Education and Aquarium sections for teacher resources and information on workshops, student summer camps, and academic-year programs.

  4. USMES Design Lab Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.

    The Design Lab Manual provides a detailed description of various types of Design Labs used in the USMES program. Chapters cover the USMES Design Lab concept; tone of Design Lab activities; in-class Design Lab; portable Design Lab; the Design Lab room; cost/scrounging; staffing and scheduling a Design Lab; Design Lab training for teachers; Design…

  5. PhD Research in an Entrepreneurial Environment: The Innovation Realization Lab

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Warren H. Stevenson; Marie C. Thursby; Ronald J. Steuterman

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes a new graduate education initiative entitled the Innovation Realization Laboratory that is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program. The overall objective of the initiative is to have management students and Ph.D. students in science and engineering team to explore issues related to the commercialization of the Ph.D.

  6. Campus: "Lab" and "Window" for Sustainable Design Research and Education--The DECOS Educational Network Experience

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    Vezzoli, Carlo; Penin, Lara

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to diffuse the concept of a multi-lateral learning process as a means to promote experimental didactics and research (and the cross-fertilization between these two activities) in the field of design of sustainable product-service systems (PSSs) and to consider the university campus as the locus for the design,…

  7. METHODS DEVELOPMENT AT THE NEAR LAB ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH AREA (NLERA) LOCATED IN THE NEUSE RIVER BASIN.

    EPA Science Inventory

    This task supports the Agency's efforts on developing a proper risk assessment tools to address Ecological and eventually Human exposures. The Agency needs to be able to identify, measure and estimate ecosystem exposure to multiple stressors. The research under this task suppor...

  8. Research on incentive problems of government in promoting manufacturers to develop reverse logistics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Liu Xiao-feng; Chen Shuang

    2008-01-01

    It is essential that government promotes manufacturers to develop reverse logistics for society. In this paper, a principal-agent model including other observable variables is presented, to analyze how government makes the optimization contract. Comparing with the basic principal-agent model, the principal-agent model including other observable variables may enhance the intensity of the contract, as well as lower the cost of

  9. Context Matters: Volunteer Bias, Small Sample Size, and the Value of Comparison Groups in the Assessment of Research-Based Undergraduate Introductory Biology Lab Courses

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    Brownell, Sara E.; Kloser, Matthew J.; Fukami, Tadashi; Shavelson, Richard J.

    2013-01-01

    The shift from cookbook to authentic research-based lab courses in undergraduate biology necessitates the need for evaluation and assessment of these novel courses. Although the biology education community has made progress in this area, it is important that we interpret the effectiveness of these courses with caution and remain mindful of inherent limitations to our study designs that may impact internal and external validity. The specific context of a research study can have a dramatic impact on the conclusions. We present a case study of our own three-year investigation of the impact of a research-based introductory lab course, highlighting how volunteer students, a lack of a comparison group, and small sample sizes can be limitations of a study design that can affect the interpretation of the effectiveness of a course. PMID:24358380

  10. Distance Education: Remote Labs Environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bassem Alhalabi; M. K. Hamza; Ali Abu-El Humos; Ashraf El-Houbi

    Since the invention of the Internet, research for (capable) virtual lab experiments has been the target of higher education's distance learning research; however, the very nature of real experimentation (real elements and real instrumentation) was not possible or missing from much of the acclaimed virtual lab experiments. Nonetheless, in the past decade or so, countless scholarly writings asserted the availability

  11. Lab Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into laboratory safety, and covers interacting with the lab environment and a new lab partner. Topics covered include proper dress, housekeeping, safety equipment, mixing, fire safety, and spills. When the module is completed, visitors will be able to demonstrate proper lab safety techniques.

  12. New Research on the Relationships between Philadelphians' Educational Attainment and Their Employment, Earnings and Contributions to Government and Society. Research Summary

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    Philadelphia Youth Network, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Three recently-released research reports commissioned through Project U-Turn and funded by the William Penn Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry offer analyses that shed new light on the relationships between Philadelphians' educational attainment and their earnings, employment and contributions to government and…

  13. A versatile university-grade research lab in a high school setting

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tagg, Randall; McBride, Carol

    2014-03-01

    Early experiences with physics at the advanced level of active research are feasible in a high school setting. A versatile and modular framework for supporting such experiences across a large school district is located in a free-standing building next to Gateway High School in Aurora, Colorado. Called the Innovation Hyperlab, this facility provides the technical infrastructure of 52 different technologies ranging from materials to electronics to optics to microtechnology. A modular curriculum supports learning ``on demand'' as projects proceed. Elements of this curriculum are also being integrated into mainstream daytime coursework for high school students, including regular physics courses and a new set of courses on biomedical instrumentation. An Innovation Academy provides a weekend venue for students to go beyond normal classwork and pursue active research and technical innovation mentored by teachers and university undergraduates.

  14. Teaching labs the Compass way: Engaging students in authentic research practices and regular self-reflection

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    Gandhi, Punit R; Zaniewski, Anna M; Reinholz, Daniel L; Dounas-Frazer, Dimitri R

    2014-01-01

    Aligning science instruction with authentic scientific practices is a national priority in education. In particular, undergraduate laboratory courses have been criticized as employing recipe-style activities with little emphasis on inquiry and design. This paper offers an alternative laboratory-style course, offered via the Compass Project at UC Berkeley. Using a model-based approach, undergraduate physics students engaged in authentic research practices by iteratively refining their experimental and theoretical designs. The course also promoted lifelong learning skills, such as persistence and organization, as a means of supporting students to learn productively. We document growth in students' understanding of scientific measurement and, drawing on student reflections, we suggest areas for future research focused on improving students' lifelong learning skills.

  15. 22 CFR 171.24 - Access by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Department; (c) If a requester uses a research assistant, the requester and the research assistant must both submit a statement in writing...b)(4) of this section apply to the research assistant. Such a research assistant must be...

  16. 22 CFR 171.24 - Access by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Department; (c) If a requester uses a research assistant, the requester and the research assistant must both submit a statement in writing...b)(4) of this section apply to the research assistant. Such a research assistant must be...

  17. 22 CFR 171.24 - Access by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Department; (c) If a requester uses a research assistant, the requester and the research assistant must both submit a statement in writing...b)(4) of this section apply to the research assistant. Such a research assistant must be...

  18. 22 CFR 171.24 - Access by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Department; (c) If a requester uses a research assistant, the requester and the research assistant must both submit a statement in writing...b)(4) of this section apply to the research assistant. Such a research assistant must be...

  19. 22 CFR 171.24 - Access by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Department; (c) If a requester uses a research assistant, the requester and the research assistant must both submit a statement in writing...b)(4) of this section apply to the research assistant. Such a research assistant must be...

  20. Advanced topics in character recongition and document analysis: research works in intelligent image and document research lab, Tsinghua University

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ding, Xiaoqing

    2009-01-01

    Character Recognition and Document Retrieval still are very interesting research area although great progress in performance has been made over the last decades. Advanced research topics in character recognition and Document analysis are introduced in this paper, which include the further research in Tsinghai University on handwritten Chinese character recognition, multilingual character recognition and writer identification. In handwritten Chinese character recognition a special cascade MQDF classifier is discussed for unconstrained cursive handwritten Chinese Character recognition and an optimum handwritten strip recognition algorithm is introduced. In writer identification content dependent and content independent algorithms are discussed. In multilingual character recognition a THOCR multilingual, including Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, Uyghur, Arabic document recognition system is introduced in this paper.

  1. International Corporate Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Diane K. Denis; John J. McConnell

    2002-01-01

    We survey two generations of research on corporate governance systems around the world, concentrating on countries other than the United States. The first generation of international corporate governance research is patterned after the US research that precedes it. These studies examine individual governance mechanisms - particularly board composition and equity ownership - in individual countries. The second generation of international

  2. RESEARCH ASSISTANTS IN THE BRAIN ASSESSMENT RESEARCH LAB Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Community Hospital The Brain Assessment Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia in injured service members with mild traumatic brain injury. Patients are followed over time to evaluate

  3. Poverty Action Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Many laboratories focus their attention on topics like Alzheimer's research, but this laboratory at MIT focuses on poverty. The objective of their work at the Poverty Action Lab is "to improve the effectiveness of poverty programs by providing policy makers with clear scientific results that help shape successful polices to combat poverty." The Lab was started in June 2003 by a group of professors at MIT and their collaborators. Visitors to the site will note that the materials here are divided into sections that include "Research", "People", "News", and "Courses". The "Research" section is a great place to start as policy makers and others can look over their completed projects (such as "Discrimination in the Job Market") and their publications. Moving on, visitors can click on the "People" section to learn more about their staff and directors. Finally, those who are curious about the reach of the Poverty Lab's work will want to look at their media features in the "News" section.

  4. Science Update on the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab's Deep Submergence Operations in 2006 and Beyond

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Smith, J. R.; Wiltshire, J. C.; Orange, R. S.

    2006-12-01

    The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), the NOAA Undersea Research Program (NURP) Center for Hawaii and the Western Pacific, is one of six regional NURP Centers specializing in providing scientists with the tools and expertise they need to investigate the undersea environment, including HOVs, ROVs, and other cutting edge technologies. Established at the University of Hawaii 26 years ago, HURL's mission is to study deep water marine processes in the Pacific Ocean through a competitive proposal and review process. The dual Pisces IV and Pisces V 2000-meter HOV, an RCV-150 900-meter ROV, and multibeam equipped support ship R/V Ka`imikai-o-Kanaloa (KoK) have been continuously upgraded and adapted to carry out cutting edge scientific expeditions. Following a successful far ranging five month program to the South Pacific in 2005, a complete overhaul for Pisces IV was carried out in the first half of 2006 with science dives in the main Hawaiian Islands taking place from August to December. Sixty Pisces dives are being performed for over 25 principal investigators and senior scientists in 10 projects. These projects include studies of deep-water benthic algae, the ecology of submarine canyons, paleo-sea level study, explosive volcanism on Loihi Seamount, drowned reefs off the northeastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, followed by several dive series with multiple biological, reef, and fisheries PIs working off Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Lanai on bottomfish, artificial reef, precious coral, and invasive species assessments. Complete overhaul of Pisces V will be done in 2007, after which a fall program in the newly designated Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument is expected. Following that, preparations will begin in earnest for the FY 2008 expedition to the North Pacific. This expedition is anticipated to be six months in length and involve over 80 HOV dives. It will cover the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Emperor Seamounts, and the coasts of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. It will be HURL's longest expedition surpassing the 2005 South Pacific Expedition by more than one month and a joint RFP will be advertised between NURP, Ocean Exploration, and Marine Sanctuaries.

  5. Rat maintenance in the Research Animal Holding Facility during the flight of Space Lab 3

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fast, T.; Grindeland, R.; Kraft, L.; Ruder, M.; Vasques, M.

    1985-01-01

    To test the husbandry capabilities of the Research Animal Holding Facility (RAHF) during space flight, 24 male rats were flown on Spacelab 3 for 7 days. Twelve large rats (400 g, LF), 5 of which had telemetry devices implanted (IF), and 12 small rats (200 g, SF) were housed in the RAHF. Examination 3 hr after landing (R + 3) revealed the rats to be free of injury, well nourished, and stained with urine. At R + 10 the rats were lethargic and atonic with hyperemia of the extremities and well groomed except for a middorsal area stained with urine and food. Both LF and SF rats showed weight gains comparable to their IG controls; IF rats grew less than controls. Food and water consumption were similar for flight and control groups. Plasma concentrations of total protein, sodium, albumin and creatinine did not differ between flight and control groups. LF and SF rats had elevated plasma glucose, and SF rats had increased blood urea nitrogen, potassium and glutamic pyruvic transaminase. These observations indicate that rats maintained in the RAHF were healthy, well nourished and experienced minimal stress; physiological changes in the rats can thus be attributed to the effects of space flight.

  6. Evaluation in the Context of the Government Market Place: Implications for the Evaluation of Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Della-Piana, Connie Kubo; Della-Piana, Gabriel M.

    2007-01-01

    While the current debate in the evaluation community has concentrated on examining and explicating implications of the choice of methods for evaluating federal programs, the authors of this paper address the challenges faced by the government in the selection of funding mechanisms for supporting program evaluation efforts. The choice of funding…

  7. Information on Child Abuse: A Selected Bibliography of Federal Government Publications. Research Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dodge, Timothy

    The overall topic of this annotated bibliography, directed to users of the Auburn University libraries, is child abuse. It contains 63 federal government publications in 4 major areas: (1) definitions and prevalence of child abuse, including child pornography and pedophilia, family violence, abductions, and emotional abuse; (2) recent legislation,…

  8. [Ethical principles and approaches to health systems governance research: conceptual and methodological implications].

    PubMed

    Flores, Walter

    2010-01-01

    Governance refers to decision-making processes in which power relationships and actors and institutions' particular interests converge. Situations of consensus and conflict are inherent to such processes. Furthermore, decision-making happens within a framework of ethical principles, motivations and incentives which could be explicit or implicit. Health systems in most Latin-American and Caribbean countries take the principles of equity, solidarity, social participation and the right to health as their guiding principles; such principles must thus rule governance processes. However, this is not always the case and this is where the importance of investigating governance in health systems lies. Making advances in investigating governance involves conceptual and methodological implications. Clarifying and integrating normative and analytical approaches is relevant at conceptual level as both are necessary for an approach seeking to investigate and understand social phenomena's complexity. In relation to methodological level, there is a need to expand the range of variables, sources of information and indicators for studying decision-making aimed to greater equity, health citizenship and public policy efficiency. PMID:20963300

  9. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    practices and programmes are case- based. But investigations conducted in case-based spatial settings investigation/evaluation strategies appropriate for programmes in case-based spatial settings: 1) a national: INVESTIGATION AND EVALUATION IN CASE-BASED SETTINGS Territorial governance ­ per definitionem ­ always takes

  10. UC Berkeley Lab Notes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of California at Berkeley College of Engineering publishes Lab Notes, a newsletter from the Public Affairs Office. The mission is "to illuminate groundbreaking research underway today at the College of Engineering that will dramatically change our lives tomorrow." Lab Notes is available online free of charge. Articles in the November 2004 issue highlight robot technology, satellite communications, and a radio observatory project. Each short article includes images or videos and links to related articles and researchers' websites. Previous issues are saved in an online archive.

  11. Internet Research, Uncensored

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    Kean, Sam

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses a computer program called Psiphon which bypasses government filters undetected. The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, a research center for digital media and politics, designed Psiphon for technology-savvy activists. Some technology-savvy activists use other open-source software, like Tor (which relies on…

  12. Models and Mechanisms for Evaluating Government-Funded Research: An International Comparison

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    Coryn, Chris L. S.; Hattie, John A.; Scriven, Michael; Hartmann, David J.

    2007-01-01

    This research describes, classifies, and comparatively evaluates national models and mechanisms used to evaluate research and allocate research funding in 16 countries. Although these models and mechanisms vary widely in terms of how research is evaluated and financed, nearly all share the common characteristic of relating funding to some measure…

  13. Citizen Engineers: Why and How We Engage City, State and Federal Governments On Behalf of Engineering and Research

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    In her keynote at ASEE last year, our president Dr. Sherra Kerns challenged us to imagine an age of the Citizen Engineer socially conscious engineers engaged in proactively tackling the enormous challenges that face the world today. How, through us, could ASEE become a critical player in solving the world's greatest challenges? For example, how could corporate partners advocate for funding needed for engineering education and research in ways that academia cannot? Where do we begin? Why? How? What do we know? What do we need to learn? In our own membership are citizen engineers. Who are we? Several activist members who met at the last conference will share our answers to these questions. Charles Pezeshki will share his experience as an engineer activist for the environment, including his successful campaign to save forests in the Northwest. Lueny Morell will share her history as a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and now a director in University Relations for hp, with engaging the Puerto Rican government to proactively attract industry for research and development and to aggressively advance engineering education. She will conclude with recent successful efforts in engaging the government of Brazil as well as several Latin American intergovernmental agencies for the same ends. Isadore Davis will share his experiences with the city of Tucson, the State of Arizona and the U.S. government in economic and workforce development and industry/cluster partnerships in K-12 and higher education. Tom Roberts will share the curriculum for a legislative workshop developed for the KSPE (Kansas Society of Professional Engineers) on how to influence the state government on behalf of engineering and research, and some of the achievements of those who have been through this workshop. Im Barbara Waugh and I will share H-Ps University Relations and Government Affairs partnership-strategy for influencing state and federal engineering education and research. I will summarize lessons learned and questions outstanding from these presentations and explore with my co-presenters next steps for these and other citizen-engineers.

  14. Research on the implementation mechanism of spatial data services in land resources e-government platform

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    Bin, Hongchao; Ye, Wei; Chen, Zhijian; Ling, Haifeng; Chen, Genhan

    2006-10-01

    The integration of OA, business examining and approving procedure and spatial data operations has been a long-term difficulty for the various land resources management information systems which are developed based on the single computer mode or C/S mode. This article proposes a method of developing a land resources e-government system based on the concept of platform development, emphatically discusses, under the support of the land resources e-government platform, the implementation mechanism of spatial data services during the business examining and approving procedure based on B/S structure, and then test the feasibility by taking the prejudication procedure of the construction land in the land resources plan of Dongguan as an example.

  15. Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns07/interns07.html[11/8/12 1:27:00 PM

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http Kris Delaney Nicola Spaldin MRL Thermoelectrics by Design Sabine Haag Materials Science, Max Planck van de Walle MRL Development of Visualization Tools for Computational Materials Science Manuel

  16. Density Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Interactive lab, provided by New York University, illustrating the density of ice in water. Contains interactive java scripts, images, and questions that test students knowledge as students move through the exercise.

  17. Computer Lab

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    USGS geologists Peter Triezenberg and William Danforth sit with WHOI/LDEO Computer Technician Tom Bolmer in the Healy computer lab. This was during a scientific expedition to map the Arctic seafloor....

  18. The role of the federal government in research on nutrition and aging.

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    Simopoulos, A P

    1982-01-01

    As the population of the elderly will increase 10% within the next 50 years, research on the health problems affecting them becomes pertinent. The major agency supporting biomedical and behavioral aspects of nutrition research and training is the National Institutes of Health. The research it carries out is through grants and contracts, and through a new National Program in the Clinical Nutrition Research Unit. Additional research on nutrition for the aging is performed by the US Department of Agriculture at the Tufts University Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. The coordination of nutrition research and training at the federal level is accomplished through the Joint Subcommittee for Human Nutrition Research operating out of the Executive Office of the President. PMID:6897893

  19. Research and Teaching: Traditional and Constructivist Teaching Techniques--Comparing Two Groups of Undergraduate Nonscience Majors in a Biology Lab

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    Holly Travis

    2004-11-01

    Constructivist teaching techniques work well in various instructional settings, but many teachers remain skeptical because there is a lack of quantitative data supporting this model. This study compared an undergraduate nonmajors biology lab section taught in a traditional teacher-centered style to a similar section taught as a constructivist class. Weekly lab quiz scores, attendance, a science attitude inventory, and an analysis of videotapes were used to determine whether student interest and performance were affected by the teaching style used. Evaluative tests showed many significant differences between the groups and demonstrated that the constructivist class had higher quiz scores, more appreciation of science, better attendance, and increased participation in the lab activities than the traditional group.

  20. Statistical LabsResearch

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    Collins, Michael

    . OUTPUT: Profits soared at [Company Boeing Co.], easily topping forecasts on [Location Wall Street ) A B D d E e C F f G g #12; Information Extraction: Named Entities INPUT: Profits soared at Boeing CoRelationship = Company­Location Company = Boeing Location = Seattleg fRelationship = Employer­Employee Employer = Boeing

  1. Duke University: The Clark Lab

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    Based at Duke University, the Clark Lab "conducts research in plant community ecology, paleoclimate and fire ecology." The lab website contains brief descriptions of various research projects on Forest Dynamics and Environmental Change, Dispersal and Tree Population Migration, Molecular Biogeography, and New Computational Approaches for Forest Dynamics, to name a few. Notably, the site contains a nice selection of downloadable articles that have appeared in such publications as _Ecology_, _Forest Ecology and Management_, _Ecological Monographs_, _Nature_, and _Canadian Journal of Forest Research_. The site also offers brief information about several lab members including email addresses.

  2. The German government's global health strategy--a strategy also to support research and development for neglected diseases?

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    Fehr, Angela; Razum, Oliver

    2014-01-01

    Neglected tropical infectious diseases as well as rare diseases are characterized by structural research and development (R&D) deficits. The market fails for these disease groups. Consequently, to meet public health and individual patient needs, political decision makers have to develop strategies at national and international levels to make up for this R&D deficit. The German government recently published its first global health strategy. The strategy underlines the German government's commitment to strengthening global health governance. We find, however, that the strategy lacks behind the international public health endeavors for neglected diseases. It fails to make reference to the ongoing debate on a global health agreement. Neither does it outline a comprehensive national strategy to promote R&D into neglected diseases, which would integrate existing R&D activities in Germany and link up to the international debate on sustainable, needs-based R&D and affordable access. This despite the fact that only recently, in a consensus-building process, a National Plan of Action for rare diseases was successfully developed in Germany which could serve as a blueprint for a similar course of action for neglected diseases. We recommend that, without delay, a structured process be initiated in Germany to explore all options to promote R&D for neglected diseases, including a global health agreement. PMID:25079287

  3. The German government's global health strategy – a strategy also to support research and development for neglected diseases?

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    Fehr, Angela; Razum, Oliver

    2014-01-01

    Neglected tropical infectious diseases as well as rare diseases are characterized by structural research and development (R&D) deficits. The market fails for these disease groups. Consequently, to meet public health and individual patient needs, political decision makers have to develop strategies at national and international levels to make up for this R&D deficit. The German government recently published its first global health strategy. The strategy underlines the German government's commitment to strengthening global health governance. We find, however, that the strategy lacks behind the international public health endeavors for neglected diseases. It fails to make reference to the ongoing debate on a global health agreement. Neither does it outline a comprehensive national strategy to promote R&D into neglected diseases, which would integrate existing R&D activities in Germany and link up to the international debate on sustainable, needs-based R&D and affordable access. This despite the fact that only recently, in a consensus-building process, a National Plan of Action for rare diseases was successfully developed in Germany which could serve as a blueprint for a similar course of action for neglected diseases. We recommend that, without delay, a structured process be initiated in Germany to explore all options to promote R&D for neglected diseases, including a global health agreement. PMID:25079287

  4. Government financial support for civil aircraft research, technology and development in four European countries and the United States

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    Chandler, B.; Golaszewski, R.; Patten, C.; Rudman, B.; Scott, R.

    1980-01-01

    Data on the levels of government financial support for civil aircraft airframe and engine (CAAE) research and technology (R&T) in the United States and Europe (United Kingdom, West Germany, France and The Netherlands) and means of comparing these levels are provided. Data are presented for the years 1974-1977. European R&T expenditure data were obtained through visits to each of the four European countries, to the Washington office of the European Communities, and by a search of applicable literature. CAAE R&T expenditure data for the United States were obtained from NASA and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  5. RiskLab Toronto

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    One of an international network of math laboratories in the field of risk modelling. Originally intended to model financial risk, the field has grown to encompass a number of other areas. Site provides summaries of the lab's research (including some downloadable papers), news items, contact information, and links.

  6. Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 7th Improving Web Security Education with Virtual Labs

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    Tappert, Charles

    Web Security Education with Virtual Labs and Shared Course Modules Lixin Tao, Li-Chiou Chen and skills of a web developer to understand many of the web security topics, and some of them are normally virtual machines in supporting hands-on web security education, and developing multiple virtual web

  7. Energy chief tells Jersey: Fusion's back Secretary, at top research lab in Plainsboro, says country resuming international effort

    E-print Network

    on a next-generation reactor with a more compact design. But so far, no fusion reactor has produced as much plan to build a $5 billion fusion reactor, called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The Princeton lab has set world records for fusion energy production in a gymnasium-sized experimental reactor

  8. Essay: Research Jobs for Recent College Graduates: A Comparison Between Traditional Lab Technician Positions and NIH's Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellowship

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    J. Taylor Herbert (University of Virginia; )

    2003-03-01

    This article discusses features that distinguish the Postbaccalaureate IRTA experience from a normal lab tech job. It focuses on the importance of careful questioning and circumspection when actively searching for a career in science or medicine, in addition to maximizing the possibilities of meeting personal goals.

  9. 15.01.01.M3 University Councils, Committees and Boards Governing Research

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    , teaching or testing that requires an Animal Use Protocol (AUP) must be approved by the IACUC prior to the initiation of any work, and before any animals may be acquired, housed, or used for research, testing or teaching. (See University SAP 15.03.99.M0.01: Use of Animals in Research, Teaching and Testing for more

  10. Virtual Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Over the past few years, the Howard Hughes Medical Instituteâ??s Biointeractive website has garnered critical acclaim from a number of international organizations that evaluate various multimedia products that educate Internet users about science and technology. Most recently, their Virtual Labs area on the site has been well-received, and they are visually entrancing and easy to use. Currently, the site contains six full virtual labs, and they include those that allow students to learn how to identify various bacteria and another one that casts participants as a young intern who is learning how to identify heritable diseases of the heart. Each virtual lab contains resources for instructors, along with an interactive quiz.

  11. Biology: Online Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Like many other academic publishers, McGraw Hill often creates supplementary online materials to be used in conjunction with their various publications. This particular collection of online materials is meant to be used with one of their recent biology textbooks, but they can certainly be used as stand-alone educational resources for persons interested in the biological sciences. This particular site contains 31 virtual labs that cover topics like evolution, regulatory genes, iron stress in diatoms, and gene technology. These labs are recreations of actual scientific experiments, and visitors are given background information on a topic, an explanation of the researcher's observation, and an overview of how they set up their experiment. The goal of these labs is to help make students and others more comfortable working with primary sources. Finally, the site also includes interviews with principal investigators from the University of Michigan, the University of Albert, and Auburn University.

  12. Research Policy and Governance in the United Kingdom--Critical Perspective and Implications for South African Higher Education Research

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    Oancea, A.; Engelbrecht, P.; Hoffman, J.

    2009-01-01

    This article begins with a critical consideration of five trends in social and educational research policy and environment in the UK and internationally: (1) the intensification of public criticisms of education research since the mid- and late-1990s; (2) the increasing emphasis on user involvement and focus on use; (3) the ever tighter…

  13. Virtual Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    These virtual labs from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute allow students to experience laboratory procedures as if they were a professional scientist. Students can isolate and analyze bacterial DNA sequences, examine cardiac patients, dissect a leech, or diagnose diseases by detecting the presence of antibodies. These virtual labs include animated steps that must be performed, along with textual instructions and explanations so that students understand not only what they are doing, but also why they are doing it. This is an extensive Web site that offers a lot to learn, and a chance to have fun in the process.

  14. Butterfly Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site comes from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, located in Chicago, Illinois. Designed for students in grades 7-12, Butterfly Lab offers online activities and materials covering butterfly anatomy, life cycle, behavior, and related topics. Detailed information is accompanied by colorful diagrams and photographs. Butterfly Lab also offers three offline activities involving butterfly anatomy, movement, identification, handling, and more. Students may submit their offline creations to be posted on the Web site. An audio feature allows users to listen to the Museum's director of biology discuss butterfly biology. The site includes a guide for teachers and a FAQ page.

  15. PSU Criteria for Researchers (Classified non-

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    Lafferriere, Gerardo

    PSU Criteria for Researchers Rank Lab Aid (Classified­ non- exempt) Lab Assistant (Classified ­ non- exempt) Lab Technician (Classified ­ non- exempt) Research Analyst (Classified) Research Assistant (non-exempt) Research Assistant (exempt) Senior Research Assistant (exempt) Research Associate (exempt) Senior Research

  16. Changing Framework of Local Governance and Community Participation in Elementary Education in India. Research Monograph No. 35

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    Govinda, R; Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, strengthening and better functioning of local governance have become prime concerns of educational reform agenda. Establishment of effective local governance has been part of overall changes in educational governance for several years in many countries including India. It is now widely recognized that effective local governance

  17. Democratic School Governing Bodies in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal: The First Elections. EPU Research Report.

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    McPherson, Gregory; Dlamini, Mbali

    This document examines the implementation of the Schools Act, which established the democratic governing bodies and the school governance, capacity-building program in KwaZulu-Natal. It is based on a study that: (1) recorded the existence/nonexistence of governing bodies and compiled a profile of the average governing body based on a sample of…

  18. Learning LabVIEW in Introductory Physics Labs

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    Ethridge, Eric

    2007-11-01

    LabVIEW is a graphical programming language, commonly used in physics and engineering research. ELVIS stands for Electronics Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite. It is designed to replace all of the instruments commonly found on an electronics lab bench. Vernier Instruments sells adaptors which allow the Vernier sensors to be hooked into a breadboard, and controlled via a LabVIEW Virtual Instrument (VI.) While basic VI's exist for running the sensors through LabVIEW, more sophisticated VI's are necessary for plotting one quantity versus another. Introducing LabVIEW and ELVIS in the introductory physics laboratory course is useful for physics and engineering majors who will be ready to use the equipment more extensively in upper-level courses.

  19. The Continuing Growth of Global Cooperation Networks in Research: A Conundrum for National Governments

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    Wagner, Caroline S.; Park, Han Woo; Leydesdorff, Loet

    2015-01-01

    Global collaboration continues to grow as a share of all scientific cooperation, measured as coauthorships of peer-reviewed, published papers. The percent of all scientific papers that are internationally coauthored has more than doubled in 20 years, and they account for all the growth in output among the scientifically advanced countries. Emerging countries, particularly China, have increased their participation in global science, in part by doubling their spending on R&D; they are increasingly likely to appear as partners on internationally coauthored scientific papers. Given the growth of connections at the international level, it is helpful to examine the phenomenon as a communications network and to consider the network as a new organization on the world stage that adds to and complements national systems. When examined as interconnections across the globe over two decades, a global network has grown denser but not more clustered, meaning there are many more connections but they are not grouping into exclusive ‘cliques’. This suggests that power relationships are not reproducing those of the political system. The network has features an open system, attracting productive scientists to participate in international projects. National governments could gain efficiencies and influence by developing policies and strategies designed to maximize network benefits—a model different from those designed for national systems. PMID:26196296

  20. MAKING MINORITY GOVERNMENT WORK

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    Saunders, Mark

    Minority Government Work 1 Contents About the Authors 3 Foreword 4 Summary of Key Points 5 Executive at the Institute for Government, and a former Making Minority Government Work 3 About the Authors Prof Robert specialised in the study of parliament and devolution to Scotland and Wales. Mark Chalmers is a Researcher

  1. Physical Education PLC: Neoliberalism, Curriculum and Governance. New Directions for PESP Research

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    Evans, John; Davies, Brian

    2014-01-01

    How might Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (PESP) communities in the UK, Europe, Australasia and elsewhere go about researching the implications of neoliberalism and increasing privatisation of Education for the entitlements of young people to a common, comprehensive, high quality, equitable Physical Education (PE)? Our analyses suggest that…

  2. The effect of government contracting on academic research: Does the source of funding affect scientific output?

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    Brent Goldfarb

    2008-01-01

    The growing share of university research funded by industry has sparked concerns that academics will sacrifice traditional scholarly activities to pursue commercial goals. To investigate this concern, I examine the influence of an applied sponsor and consider limitations of the grant funding mechanism. A novel dataset tracks the careers of academic engineers and their relationships with this sponsor. I find

  3. Stem Cell Research and Biopsychosocial Perspectives From the Sciences, Government, and Community

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    Darrel Montero; Connie Forrester; Traci Grannan; Lisa Howard; Priscilla Salas

    2009-01-01

    Stem cell research is a fairly new technological advancement that has been accompanied by a wide range of support and scrutiny. On February 22, 1997, Dolly, the sheep, was successfully cloned in Scotland, while controversy erupted over the moral, ethical, and social implications of creating life. Though many agree that using human embryos is morally acceptable, the United States, Canada,

  4. 76 FR 59034 - Access by Historical Researchers and Certain Former Government Personnel

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    2011-09-23

    ...in that capacity. Such appointees may also request approval for a research associate but there is no entitlement to such enlargement of access and the decision in this regard shall be in the sole discretion of the Agency. Requests from appointees...

  5. Sport Physiology Research and Governing Gender in Sport--A Power-Knowledge Relation?

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    Larsson, Hakan

    2013-01-01

    This article sets out to show how physiological knowledge about sex/gender relates to power issues within sport. The sport physiology research at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (Swedish acronym: GIH) during the twentieth century is analysed in relation to the political rationality concerning gender at GIH and within the Swedish…

  6. Educating the Educator: U.S. Government Statistical Sources for Geographic Research and Teaching.

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    Fryman, James F.; Wilkinson, Patrick J.

    Appropriate for college geography students and researchers, this paper briefly introduces basic federal statistical publications and corresponding finding aids. General references include "Statistical Abstract of the United States," and three complementary publications: "County and City Data Book,""State and Metropolitan Area Data Book," and…

  7. The Missing Link in Vision and Governance: Foreign Language Acquisition Research.

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    Kramsch, Claire J.

    1987-01-01

    Foreign language acquisition research (concerned with the theoretical and practical issues related to socialization into and literacy in another language and culture) can help integrate language, literature, and culture in foreign language departments because it draws on insights gained from such diverse fields as anthropology, sociology,…

  8. BIOLOGY 251 MICROBIOLOGY LAB SYLLABUS

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    for each exercise at the end of the lab exercise in the lab manual. Complete each lab report after your lab Assessment : Lab Exam I - 120 points Lab Reports - 120 points Lab Exam II- 120 points Unknown Lab Report/False · There will be no study guides given and the exams will cover material ONLY from lab (TA pre-lab lecture, material covered

  9. Summary report of NIST's Industry-Government Consortium Research Program on flowmeter installation effects: The 45 degree elbow. Technical note

    SciTech Connect

    Yeh, T.T.; Mattingly, G.E.

    1994-09-01

    The report presents recent results obtained in a consortium-sponsored research program on flowmeter installation effects being conducted at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-Gathersburg, MD, presented at the meeting of consortium participants in November 1992. This project is supported by an industry-government consortium and has been underway for several years. This piping element tested and reported here is the conventional 45 degree elbow; the conventional 19- and 7-tube concentric tube bundle flow conditioners were also tested. The LDV velocity measurements are reported for the pipeflows produced downstream of the 45 degree elbow with and without the 19-tube tube bundles. The performance characteristics of a range of orifice meters with various pressure tap geometries and a specific turbine meter are obtained downstream of the 45 degree elbow with and without the 19- and 7-tube bundle flow conditioners.

  10. "Governance" or "Governing"?

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    Leslie, David

    This paper draws on four perspectives on power and its exercise in organizations to analyze the practice of governing colleges and universities. The exploration uses political theories (particularly those assessing the legitimacy and effectiveness of stable political entities), leadership studies, analyses of how formal and informal organizations…

  11. Dissertation Lab (D-Lab) May 21, 22, and 23, 2013

    E-print Network

    Texas at Arlington, University of

    realistic goals, overcoming writing blocks, and time management · Activities and advice for limiting stress is (D-Lab)? The Office of Graduate Studies Student Services offers D-Lab to help students progress-Lab for You? This program is designed for students who have completed their dissertation research and/or data

  12. Performance enhancement, elite athletes and anti doping governance: comparing human guinea pigs in pharmaceutical research and professional sports

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    In light of the World Anti Doping Agency’s 2013 Code Revision process, we critically explore the applicability of two of three criteria used to determine whether a method or substance should be considered for their Prohibited List, namely its (potential) performance enhancing effects and its (potential) risk to the health of the athlete. To do so, we compare two communities of human guinea pigs: (i) individuals who make a living out of serial participation in Phase 1 pharmacology trials; and (ii) elite athletes who engage in what is effectively 'unregulated clinical research’ by using untested prohibited or non-prohibited performance enhancing substances and methods, alone or in combination. Our comparison sheds light on norms of research ethics that these practices exacerbate with respect to the concepts of multiplicity, visibility, and consistency. We argue for the need to establish a proper governance framework to increase the accountability of these unregulated research practices in order to protect the human guinea pigs in elite sports contexts, and to establish reasonable grounds for the performance enhancing effects, and the risks to the health of the athlete, of the methods and substances that might justify their inclusion on the Prohibited List. PMID:24499536

  13. Chromatography Lab

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    2014-09-18

    To increase students' awareness of possible invisible pollutants in drinking water sources, students perform an exciting lab requiring them to think about how solutions and mixtures exist even in unsuspecting places such as ink. They use alcohol and chromatography paper to separate the components of black and colored marker ink. Students witness first-hand how components of a solution can be separated, even when those individual components are not visible in solution.

  14. Earth Lab

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    Earth Lab is a database of fossils, minerals and rocks from the UK. A photograph is displayed for each specimen selected, as well as the scientific name, location and properties or age of the specimen. The fossils can be searched by area, age, and group; minerals by area, element, group, and property; and rocks by area, geological age, and type of rock. A series of questions allows users to identify their own specimens.

  15. World-leading lab opens new frontiers in diamond

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    Machel, Hans

    World-leading lab opens new frontiers in diamond research Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Resources opens new lab devoted to developing technologies to expand diamond industry. By Bryan frontiers in diamond research in Canada's Arctic with one of the largest and best- equipped labs

  16. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 1

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    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the first lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a syllabus, tentative schedule, lab safety contract, and lab notebook rubric.

  17. Great Lakes Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) would close under President Reagan's fiscal year 1984 budget proposal issued on January 31, 1983. GLERL, established in 1974, conducts experimental research in the field and laboratory on the physics, chemistry, and biology of the Great Lakes, their watersheds, sediments, and overlying atmosphere. Closing the lab would represent a cut of more than $3.6 million from the ocean research program, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NO A A) ocean and coastal programs activity. Also, it would mean dismissing a staff of 90, according to Eugene Aubert, director of GLERL.

  18. Putting teachers-to-be in the field and the lab: Hands-on research at the American Museum of Natural History

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nadeau, P. A.; Ebel, D. S.; Harlow, G. E.; Landman, N. H.; Pagnotta, A.; Sessa, J.; Shara, M.; Ustunisik, G. K.; Webster, J. D.; Blair, D.; Shumer, M.

    2013-12-01

    The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is halfway through a pilot program designed to prepare Earth Science teachers for grades 7-12 in high-needs schools in New York. The program was implemented to address a critical shortage of qualified Earth Science teachers throughout the state as well as to reach student populations that traditionally have limited science exposure and hands-on learning opportunities. This Master of Arts in Teaching is unique amongst teacher preparation programs, not only in that it is housed at a world-class research museum and places the teacher candidates in a year-long teaching residency, but also in that it accepts only students with a strong background in Earth Science via a degree in geology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, or a related discipline. Following a year of graduate courses in science and pedagogy, as well as teaching residencies, and only months before embarking on teaching career, candidates begin a seven-week science practicum. This exercise combines field and lab work under the tutelage of AMNH science curators and postdoctoral research fellows to provide experience with the scientific process, from field work and data collection to interpretation and public presentation of results. In the science practicum, teaching candidates begin by selecting one of four topics on which to focus their research: astrophysics, experimental petrology, mineralogy, or paleontology. An introduction to lab materials, techniques, and instrumentation is followed by two weeks in the field, both upstate and in New York City, where rocks of all types are encountered and discussed. Nights are devoted to astronomical observing and data collection to supplement the geology-oriented daytime sessions. Following the trips, candidates are back at AMNH analyzing data and samples in preparation for a short, scientific-style manuscript and presentation of results in an AGU-style talk. Three research groups have already discovered potentially publishable results from candidate-oriented lab work. Here we report on the practicum experiences of the first cohort of teacher candidates. Teacher preparation programs such as this will be increasingly valuable in coming years as a result of the recently released national Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These new standards shift emphasis from students memorizing scientific content to understanding the practice of science. While NGSS have not yet been adopted in New York State, they likely will be in the near future, making this program at AMNH highly relevant to the current state of science education in the United States.

  19. The Role of Institutional Research in Institutional Governance. Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (8th, Wrightsville, North Carolina, November 12-24, 1980).

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    Brown, Charles I., Ed.

    Proceedings of the 1980 meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research, which focused on the role of institutional research in institutional governance, are presented. Contents are as follows: "The Role of Institutional Research in Academic Program Evaluation: An Overview" (Dennis R. Hengstler); "The Role of Institutional…

  20. New initiatives a condition of weapons lab's vitality

    SciTech Connect

    Crawford, M.

    1994-03-28

    Directors of the nation's three nuclear weapons research laboratories say shrinking budgets and loss of staff may seriously affect defense capabilities in the coming years. To safeguard this capacity, the steady recent erosion of funding for defense-related activities must be halted, and the federal government must commit to building large new research instruments that are needed to evaluate weapons performance and conduct fundamental science research, directors of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories told the House Armed Services Committee's Military Application of Nuclear Energy Panel at a March 22 hearing. Attracting young researchers to the weapons labs takes more than money for salaries; there must be cutting-edge research opportunities that in many cases may have no direct relationship to weapons work.

  1. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 35: The US government technical report and aerospace knowledge diffusion: Results of an on-going investigation

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    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Khan, A. Rahman; Barclay, Rebecca O.; Kennedy, John M.

    1993-01-01

    The U.S. government technical report is a primary means by which the results of federally funded research and development (R&D) are transferred to the U.S. aerospace industry. However, little is known about this information product in terms of its actual use, importance, and value in the transfer of federally funded (U.S.) R&D. To help establish a body of knowledge, the U.S. government technical report is being investigated as part of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. In this paper, we summarize the literature on technical reports and provide a model that depicts the transfer of federally funded aerospace R&D via the U.S. government technical report. We present results from two surveys (one of five studies) of our investigation of aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a-vis the U.S. government technical report and close with a brief overview of on-going research into the use of the U.S. government technical report as a rhetorical device for transferring federally funded aerospace R&D.

  2. USC Institute for Creative Technologies: Graphics Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    The Graphics Lab is part of the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies. The lab performs research on computer graphics and modeling techniques such as image-based lighting, range scanning, and animation. This is all made possible by a U.S. Army contract "to advance the state of immersive training simulation." The Lab's homepage offers many details on the various projects within each research area; there are several publications that can be downloaded to complement this background material. Some software, such as HDRShop (used for High-Dynamic Range Image Editing), and data are also available on the Lab's Web site.

  3. Giving raw data a chance to talk: a demonstration of exploratory visual analytics with a pediatric research database using Microsoft Live Labs Pivot to promote cohort discovery, research, and quality assessment.

    PubMed

    Viangteeravat, Teeradache; Nagisetty, Naga Satya V Rao

    2014-01-01

    Secondary use of large and open data sets provides researchers with an opportunity to address high-impact questions that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive and time consuming to study. Despite the availability of data, generating hypotheses from huge data sets is often challenging, and the lack of complex analysis of data might lead to weak hypotheses. To overcome these issues and to assist researchers in building hypotheses from raw data, we are working on a visual and analytical platform called PRD Pivot. PRD Pivot is a de-identified pediatric research database designed to make secondary use of rich data sources, such as the electronic health record (EHR). The development of visual analytics using Microsoft Live Labs Pivot makes the process of data elaboration, information gathering, knowledge generation, and complex information exploration transparent to tool users and provides researchers with the ability to sort and filter by various criteria, which can lead to strong, novel hypotheses. PMID:24808811

  4. HHMI: Virtual Neurophysiology Lab

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    HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

    2012-12-01

    This Virtual Lab provides students the opportunity to explore the electrical activity of individual neurons by virtually stimulating the skin of a leech. A lab notebook, equipment list, atlas of cells and recordings is provided to simulate a lab activity.

  5. Preschool Lab If you are interested in recruiting children/families, conducting a course

    E-print Network

    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Preschool Lab If you are interested in recruiting children/families, conducting a course project and Bethany Preschool Lab sites), you will need to get permission from SoHE's Preschool Lab Research Liaison

  6. Visick Lab: Home of the Vibrio-Euprymna Symbiosis

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    Karen Visick

    This website features general information about the lab of Karen Visick, which studies the genes needed to establish an interaction between the small Hawaiian squid Euprymna scolopes and its luminescent symbiont, the marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri. It features links to more information about current research in the Visick lab, lab members and events, and the summer research program and microbiology department at Loyola University.

  7. Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden The Albanova Nano Fabrication Facility

    E-print Network

    Haviland, David

    Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden The Albanova Nano Fabrication Facility Nano technology for basic research and small commercial enterprises Director: Prof. David Haviland #12;Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden Nano-Lab Philosophy · Nanometer scale patterning and metrology · Broad spectrum of user research

  8. Evolution of different dual-use concepts in international and national law and its implications on research ethics and governance.

    PubMed

    Rath, Johannes; Ischi, Monique; Perkins, Dana

    2014-09-01

    This paper provides an overview of the various dual-use concepts applied in national and international non-proliferation and anti-terrorism legislation, such as the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, and national export control legislation and in relevant codes of conduct. While there is a vast literature covering dual-use concepts in particular with regard to life sciences, this is the first paper that incorporates into such discussion the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540. In addition, recent developments such as the extension of dual-use export control legislation in the area of human rights protection are also identified and reviewed. The discussion of dual-use concepts is hereby undertaken in the context of human- and/or national-security-based approaches to security. This paper discusses four main concepts of dual use as applied today in international and national law: civilian versus military, peaceful versus non-peaceful, legitimate versus illegitimate and benevolent versus malevolent. In addition, the usage of the term to describe positive technology spin-offs between civilian and military applications is also briefly addressed. Attention is also given to the roles civil society and research ethics may play in the governance of dual-use sciences and technologies. PMID:24497004

  9. Decisions Shape a Lab (Lab Notes).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Porter, Bernajean

    1992-01-01

    Offers questions to guide both initial and ongoing development of a computer writing lab. Discusses ways mobile workstations (consisting of a computer, printer, overhead, and a LCD projection unit) will extend the writing lab. (SR)

  10. LabWrite: Improving Lab Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    LabWrite is a tool for instructing students in organizing and preparing proper lab reports. The tool is organized into four sections: PreLab, where students answer a series of questions to prepare an introduction; InLab, a laboratory notebook for taking notes on lab procedures and recording data and observations; PostLab, a guide for writing the report; and LabCheck, a guide and checklist for checking over and revising a lab report before submitting it. Each section operates in a choice of modes: self-guiding, hardcopy handouts, or interactive tutoring. There is also a set of additional resources for constructing graphs, writing, documenting sources, writing proposals, and others. A version for younger students is also included.

  11. Knowledge governance within clusters: The case of small firms Despite the vast literature on knowledge management, little research has addressed the

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    literature on knowledge management, little research has addressed the specificities of knowledge integration in knowledge management. This paper aims at bridging these two fields and filling this gap by analyzing the role of cluster governance in knowledge management. An empirical study of two small French firm

  12. The Gremlins of Governance: A "Trusteeship" Q&A with Richard Chait, Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chait, Richard

    2009-01-01

    This article presents an interview with Richard Chait, Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, regarding the three major challenges that face college and university governing boards today--in the areas of board structure, planning, and trustee selection. In the interview, Chait shares his concern about the state of…

  13. Tailoring Shared Governance to the Needs and Opportunities of the Times. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.13.13

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, C. Judson

    2013-01-01

    Shared governance between the administration and faculty has been traditional for most public universities, but varies considerably in its nature and effectiveness. In the United States it probably takes its most structured form at the University of California. There are good reasons for having shared governance, and yet it tends to be poorly…

  14. Paleotempestology Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kira Lawrence

    This introductory lab introduces students to stratigraphic correlation and the dating of geologic materials. Students analyze sediment cores derived from coastal marshes that preserve a record of past hurricane activity. The task is for students to assess the past frequency and intensity of hurricane activity in the region from which the cores were derived. In teams, students log the sedimentological variations in the cores. Then each individual student builds stratigraphic columns for each core. Based on their stratigraphic columns, students try to preliminarily correlate hurricane events between the cores. In small teams, they then collectively decide to "purchase" absolute dates using a fixed budget to test their preliminary correlations and arrive at an overall interpretation of the hurricane activity in the region.

  15. Visgraf Lab IMPA Visgraf Lab IMPA

    E-print Network

    Evolution of Imaging Technology in Computer Graphics in Computer Graphics Jonas Gomes Jonas Gomes Visgraf . . Direct problem Direct problem . . Known as Computer Graphics Known as Computer Graphics . . Graphical Visualization #12; 5 Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA What is Computer Graphics? What

  16. Cryogenics Research and Engineering Experience

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Toro Medina, Jaime A.

    2013-01-01

    Energy efficient storage, transfer and use of cryogens and cryogenic propellants on Earth and in space have a direct impact on NASA, government and commercial programs. Research and development on thermal insulation, propellant servicing, cryogenic components, material properties and sensing technologies provides industry, government and research institutions with the cross-cutting technologies to manage low-temperature applications. Under the direction of the Cryogenic Testing Lab at Kennedy Space Center, the work experience acquired allowed me to perform research, testing, design and analysis of current and future cryogenic technologies to be applied in several projects.

  17. OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT'S FOUR LAB STUDY: TOXICOLOGICCAL AND CHEMICAL EVALUATION OF COMPLEX MIXTURES OF DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS (DBPS) AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACTIVITIES FOR A LARGE U. S. EPA MULTILABORATORY STUDY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Office of Research and Development's Four Lab Study: Toxicological and Chemical Evaluation of Complex Mixtures of Disinfection By-Products (DBPs), and Quality Assurance Activities for a Large U.S. EPA Multilaboratoty Study Thomas J. Hughes, Project and QA Manager, Expe...

  18. Corporate Governance and Control

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patrick Bolton; Marco Becht; Alisa Roell

    2002-01-01

    Corporate governance is concerned with the resolution of collective action problems among dispersed investors and the reconciliation of conflicts of interest between various corporate claimholders. In this survey we review the theoretical and empirical research on the main mechanisms of corporate control, discuss the main legal and regulatory institutions in different countries, and examine the comparative corporate governance literature. A

  19. Mandibular Fractures at Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Science and Research Institute, Garhwal Region, Uttarakhand, India: A Retrospective Study

    PubMed Central

    Mittal, G; Mittal, SR

    2013-01-01

    Background: Mandibular fractures constitute a substantial proportion of cases of maxillofacial trauma. Demographic data related to mandibular fractures are difficult to evaluate because of many variables associated with the studies. The information is as diverse as the countries and the people who inhabit them. Aim: This is a retrospective study designed to determine the site distribution, associated fracture and causes of mandibular fractures in patients presenting to the trauma centre of Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Science and Research Institute, Uttarakhand, India. Materials and Methods: Records of 121 patients with confirmed mandibular fractures presenting over a three year period (i.e., 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2010). Data obtained from record included age, sex, site of fracture and causes. Results: There were 48/121 (39.6%) males and 73/121 (60.3%) females. The most predominant age group of fracture was found to be 21-30 (53/121-43.8%) followed by 11-20 (25/121-20.6%). In this study history of fall was the most common cause of mandibular fracture (66/121-54.5%), followed by road traffic accidents (45/121-37.1%), fights and assault (08/121-6.6%) and industrial accidents (02/121-1.6%). In our study most of the patients suffered from fracture in the parasymphysis (35/139-25.1%) and angle region (32/139-23.0%) followed by body (30/139-21.5%), condyle (21/139-15.1%), symphysis (19/139-13.7%), and ramus (02/121-1.4%) area. Conclusion: In this study mandibular fractures were more prevalent in females especially during the second and third decade of life. History of fall was the most predominant cause of mandibular fracture. The most frequently affected sites were parasymphysis and angle. PMID:23919182

  20. The Golden Age of Radio: Solid State's Debt to the Rad Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Martin, Joseph D.

    2011-03-01

    While MIT's Radiation Laboratory is rightly celebrated for its contributions to World War II radar research, its legacy extended beyond the war. The Rad Lab provided a model for interdisciplinary collaboration that continued to influence research at MIT in the post-war decades. The Rad Lab's institutional legacy--MIT's interdepartmental laboratories--drove the Institute's postwar research agenda. This talk examines how solid state physics research at MIT was shaped by a laboratory structure that encouraged cross-disciplinary collaboration. As the sub-discipline of solid state physics emerged through the late-1940s and 1950s, MIT was unique among universities in its laboratory structure, made possible by a large degree of government and military funding. Nonetheless, the manner in which MIT research groups from physics, chemistry, engineering, and metallurgy interfaced through the medium of solid state physics exemplified how the discipline of solid state physics came to be structured in the rest of the country. Through examining the Rad Lab's institutional legacy, I argue that World War II radar research, by establishing precedent for a particular mode of interdisciplinary collaboration, shaped the future structure of solid state research in the United States. Research supported by a grant-in-aid from the Friends of the Center for the History of Physics, American Institute of Physics.

  1. Corporate governance and banking regulation

    E-print Network

    Alexander, Kern

    The globalisation of banking markets has raised important issues regarding corporate governance regulation for banking institutions. This research paper addresses some of the major issues of corporate governance as it relates to banking regulation...

  2. Corporate Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luigi Zingales

    1998-01-01

    This paper summarizes my own personal view of what corporate governance is about. I argue that it makes sense to discuss corporate governance only in an incomplete contract world. In this world, the notion of corporate governance is intrinsically related to the definition of the firm. In this respect, the shortcomings of the existing definitions of the firm are reviewed

  3. Uses of Labs and Learning Spaces

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    van den Blink, Clare

    2009-01-01

    How can an IT department transform traditional computer labs given the resource limits of a university setting? Before engaging a redesign team, conduct some groundwork and initial research to help guide design and resource decisions. When the author and her colleagues considered modifying the lab spaces at Cornell, they initially engaged in…

  4. Picophytoplankton Size Lab Activity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In this lab activity, students examine phytoplankton and picophytoplankton under a microscope and learn how to use a stage micrometer to measure microscopic specimens. Resources needed include a microscope, slides, coverslips, a stage micrometer, and a phytoplankton/picophytoplankton sample obtained from a biological supply company. The lesson is supported by science content found in the journal, Rising Tides, focusing on current oceanography research conducted by scientists at NASA, NOAA, NASA, and universities. Rising Tides contains articles, classroom activities, readings, teacher/student questions, imagery and more designed for the biology/environmental/earth science classroom.

  5. Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-01-01

    A great deal of information is available on how children learn--brain research, multiple intelligence aspects, concrete versus abstract thinking, environmental stimuli, and so on--but one key feature can be gleaned from all of the studies, and that is the importance of hands-on learning. No matter what method students use to garner information, the learning process can be augmented with the inclusion of labs, activities, or simulations that mimic real-life experiences. This is especially true in the middle school science classroom.

  6. Significant changes to institutional review boards proposed: government may issue first changes in decades to the common rule on human subjects research.

    PubMed

    Otrompke, John

    2012-01-01

    For the first time in more than 20 years, the federal government has recently proposed changes to a regulation that has been a mainstay of scientific research in the United States. The proposal came in July 2011, when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published an advance notice of proposed rule making in the Federal Register [1]. The notice, titled "Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators," announced the desire of the agency, along with the Office of Science and Technology Policy, to change long standing rules concerning medical experiments involving humans. PMID:23247160

  7. LabWrite

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Michael Carter

    2000-07-15

    LabWrite is an online resource designed to help students learn science by writing better laboratory reports. It is organized into four major parts, reflecting the chronological experience of the lab. PreLab asks students to respond to a set of questions that lead them through a scientific understanding of the lab before they actually begin. InLab provides resources and help for students as they set up the lab and gather and organize data. PostLab guides students step by step in writing the lab report. LabCheck offers students a checklist to help them revise their reports and an evaluation guide to help them learn from a graded report so that they can improve their skills. LabWrite also provides an extensive set of resources for teaching students how to create tables and graphs. In addition, the LabWrite Tutor is an application that allows students to write their lab reports online. Published results of a control-group study show that LabWrite significantly improves students' understanding of the scientific concept of the lab and their ability to think scientifically about the lab.

  8. MEDIA ALERT August 12, 2014 New NIAR Ballistics Lab to hold Media Day/Open House

    E-print Network

    MEDIA ALERT ­ August 12, 2014 New NIAR Ballistics Lab to hold Media Day/Open House What: The new Ballistics and Impact Dynamics Research Lab at Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation.m.-noon Background: The Ballistics and Impact Dynamics Research Lab is the newest lab at Wichita State University

  9. State of the Lab Address

    ScienceCinema

    King, Alex

    2013-03-01

    In his third-annual State of the Lab address, Ames Laboratory Director Alex King called the past year one of "quiet but strong progress" and called for Ames Laboratory to continue to build on its strengths while responding to changing expectations for energy research.

  10. Study Group: Ethics and Integrity of Governance Sub-theme: Research Methods in Corruption and Integrity Panel: Corruption Causes and Remedies Paper: CORRUPTION AND DECENTRALIZATION OF SUB-NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS A Study of 25 Countries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Antonio Lecuna Bueno

    Using sub-national government data on 25 countries, I examined how perceived corruption of the government is more generalized (less controlled) in countries with more first level sub- national governments per inhabitant. I also found empirical support to several theories associated with some causes of governmental corruption. That is, countries with short exposure to democracies, non-Protestant followers, with inefficient governments, ineffective

  11. Effectiveness Research: Transporting Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) From the Lab to School-Based Health Clinics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Laura H. Mufson; Kristen Pollack Dorta; Mark Olfson; Myrna M. Weissman; Kimberly Hoagwood

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes the process of modifying and transporting an evidence-based treatment, Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A), from a university setting to school-based health clinics. It addresses conceptual issues involved in the shift from efficacy to effectiveness research as well as operational issues specific to the transport of IPT-A into school-based health clinics. Consideration is given to the rationale

  12. Government of India Department of Science & Technology

    E-print Network

    Kumar, M. Jagadesh

    Government of India Department of Science & Technology Department of Biotechnology Australian for bilateral collaboration in science Jointly managed by Australian and Indian governments Supports & Technology (DST), Government of India & Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary

  13. M-Lab: The Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Lab Matthias Lampe, ETH Zurich, lampe@inf.ethz.ch

    E-print Network

    Roussos, George

    Management 12.10.2003 Page 3 © M-Lab About the M-Lab Technologies Demonstrators Business CasesBusiness Ideas A joint initiative of ETH Zürich and University of St. Gallen Auto-ID Center Lab Applied research or repair, spare parts. Aircraft Maintenance at Fairchild-Dornier #12;The Potential of RFID for Moveable

  14. Learning Games Lab The mission of the Learning Games Lab is an exploratory environment where gamers play and

    E-print Network

    Johnson, Eric E.

    , educational titles, and games in development. The Learning Games Lab includes: Research space for assessing, evaluating and un- derstanding game play mechanics and the potential for education, as wellLearning Games Lab The mission of the Learning Games Lab is an exploratory environment where gamers

  15. Academic Work within a Mode of Mixed Governance: Perspectives of University Professors in the Research Context of Western China

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Li, Linlin; Lai, Manhong; Lo, Leslie N. K.

    2013-01-01

    Chinese higher education institutions have been subjected to the intensive bureaucratic governance led by the central authorities since 1949. Since the new public management has been a burgeoning social discourse, some reforms have been conducted recently, centering on the competitive contract-centered employment of staff, integration of…

  16. Applied Research on the Agent Construction System for the Project Invested by the Government not to Obtain the Profit

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wang Wenshun; Mi Lingyun

    2010-01-01

    Based on some projects applying the Agent Construction System, the characteristics of the project invested by the government not to obtain the profit are discussed, and the excellences and disadvantages of the Agent Construction System are analyzed. And then based on the management mode adopted by some developed countries and regions, the problems such as the choosing of the agent

  17. Complying with Government Regulations. PACE Revised. Level 1. Unit 10. Research & Development Series No. 240AB10.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ashmore, M. Catherine; Pritz, Sandra G.

    This lesson on complying with government regulations, the 10th in a series of 18 units, is part of the first level of a comprehensive entrepreneurship curriculum entitled: A Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship (PACE). (Designed for use with secondary students, the first level of PACE introduces students to the concepts involved in…

  18. Minorities and Women in State and Local Governments. 1974. Volume VI--Special Districts. Research Report No. 52-6.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robertson, Winston O., Jr.

    One of six volumes summarizing through narrative and statistical tables data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its 1974 survey, this sixth volume details the employment status of minorities and women in special district governments (excluding school districts), by examining the general governmental activities they…

  19. BEAMS Lab at MIT: Status report

    E-print Network

    Liberman, Rosa G.

    The Biological Engineering Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (BEAMS) Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a facility dedicated to incorporating AMS into life sciences research. As such, it is focused exclusively ...

  20. Introducing ADS Labs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Accomazzi, Alberto; Henneken, E.; Grant, C. S.; Kurtz, M. J.; Di Milia, G.; Luker, J.; Thompson, D. M.; Bohlen, E.; Murray, S. S.

    2011-05-01

    ADS Labs is a platform that ADS is introducing in order to test and receive feedback from the community on new technologies and prototype services. Currently, ADS Labs features a new interface for abstract searches, faceted filtering of results, visualization of co-authorship networks, article-level recommendations, and a full-text search service. The streamlined abstract search interface provides a simple, one-box search with options for ranking results based on a paper relevancy, freshness, number of citations, and downloads. In addition, it provides advanced rankings based on collaborative filtering techniques. The faceted filtering interface allows users to narrow search results based on a particular property or set of properties ("facets"), allowing users to manage large lists and explore the relationship between them. For any set or sub-set of records, the co-authorship network can be visualized in an interactive way, offering a view of the distribution of contributors and their inter-relationships. This provides an immediate way to detect groups and collaborations involved in a particular research field. For a majority of papers in Astronomy, our new interface will provide a list of related articles of potential interest. The recommendations are based on a number of factors, including text similarity, citations, and co-readership information. The new full-text search interface allows users to find all instances of particular words or phrases in the body of the articles in our full-text archive. This includes all of the scanned literature in ADS as well as a select portion of the current astronomical literature, including ApJ, ApJS, AJ, MNRAS, PASP, A&A, and soon additional content from Springer journals. Fulltext search results include a list of the matching papers as well as a list of "snippets" of text highlighting the context in which the search terms were found. ADS Labs is available at http://adslabs.org

  1. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 13

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the thirteenth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include an overview powerpoint presentation, a second presentation on statistics, and photosynthesis lab.

  2. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 7

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the seventh lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a powerpoint presentation, worksheet on PCR and Electrophoresis, and a Polymerase Chain Reaction lab.

  3. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 3

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the third lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a powerpoint presentation and moving moles lab activity.

  4. Virtual Reality Lab Assistant

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Saha, Hrishikesh; Palmer, Timothy A.

    1996-01-01

    Virtual Reality Lab Assistant (VRLA) demonstration model is aligned for engineering and material science experiments to be performed by undergraduate and graduate students in the course as a pre-lab simulation experience. This will help students to get a preview of how to use the lab equipment and run experiments without using the lab hardware/software equipment. The quality of the time available for laboratory experiments can be significantly improved through the use of virtual reality technology.

  5. A Math Lab Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kelly, F. D.; Rajah, M.

    In order to make recommendations for improvement of the mathematics laboratory at Mira Costa College, questionnaires were mailed to 100 community colleges. Of the 40 responding, 17% had completely self-paced labs, 20% combined open labs with individualized instruction, 20% had no lab instruction, and the remainder had a variety of offerings.…

  6. Comparative and International Corporate Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ruth V. Aguilera; Gregory Jackson

    2010-01-01

    In this article, we examine the state of the art in comparative and international corporate governance by identifying the key research questions, main concepts, and paradigms of explanations of cross?country diversity in corporate governance. First, we discuss the multiple definitions of corporate governance across disciplines and explore how this multi?dimensional nature of corporate governance posses challenges when making cross?national comparisons.

  7. LabVelocity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Geared mainly toward biotechnology researchers, this commercial site provides a wealth of laboratory information such as technique protocols, tools and tables, and a catalog of equipment and literature. The Tools and Tables section gives sizes and weights of genomes and molecules, a buffer calculator, protein affinity tables, and much more. Protocols such as in vitro transcription/translation, expression arrays, and protein assays are available for free download in .pdf format. Certain instrumentation, software, and laboratory product user manuals can be similarly downloaded. Other highlights of the site are the "lab manager," allowing users to create a personalized archive of scientific literature, protocols, product lists, and references; free access to Medline, the National Library of Medicine's searchable database; and a customizable news page. Because LabVelocity is a for-profit venture, a vast array of products are available for purchase from the site. These are subcategorized (e.g., Antibodies, Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Immunology) for easy access. Registration is requested but not required.

  8. The intestinal LABs.

    PubMed

    Vaughan, Elaine E; de Vries, Maaike C; Zoetendal, Erwin G; Ben-Amor, Kaouther; Akkermans, Antoon D L; de Vos, Willem M

    2002-08-01

    The complete gastrointestinal (GI) tract of humans is colonised soon after birth by a myriad of microbial species with a characteristic distribution depending on the location. GI-tract ecology has been experiencing a revival due to the development of molecular techniques, especially those based on 16S RNA (zRNA) genes. A richer ecosystem than previously imagined of novel species is being discovered that is significantly influenced by our host genotype. Special attention has been focused on the bifidobacteria and the lactic acid bacterial (LAB) populations, both those that are naturally present within this complex ecosystem and those that are ingested as probiotics in functional foods. Overall this interest stems from a increasing awareness of interplay between microflora, diet and the health of the host, and is further stimulated by an increasing incidence of gastrointestinal illnesses, and atopy. Substantial documentation of benefits to host health has especially distinguished the LAB for multidisciplinary research aimed to determine the molecular mechanisms involved. Recent advances in molecular technologies, including high-throughput genomics-based approaches, can significantly advance our understanding of the microbe--diet--host interactions and offer valuable information for design and application of health-targeted microbes. PMID:12369201

  9. 22 CFR 9.12 - Access to classified information by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 false Access to classified information by historical researchers...INFORMATION REGULATIONS § 9.12 Access to classified information by historical researchers...Department procedures regarding the access to classified information by historical...

  10. 22 CFR 9.12 - Access to classified information by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 false Access to classified information by historical researchers...INFORMATION REGULATIONS § 9.12 Access to classified information by historical researchers...Department procedures regarding the access to classified information by historical...

  11. 22 CFR 9.12 - Access to classified information by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 2013-04-01 false Access to classified information by historical researchers...INFORMATION REGULATIONS § 9.12 Access to classified information by historical researchers...Department procedures regarding the access to classified information by historical...

  12. 22 CFR 9.12 - Access to classified information by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2011-04-01 false Access to classified information by historical researchers...INFORMATION REGULATIONS § 9.12 Access to classified information by historical researchers...Department procedures regarding the access to classified information by historical...

  13. Call for Projects www.hpi-web.de/future_soc_lab

    E-print Network

    Weske, Mathias

    Call for Projects www.hpi-web.de/future_soc_lab Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel Hasso on your research questions at the HPI Future SOC Lab. The HPI Future SOC Lab Steering Committee publishes a Call for Projects twice a year. A Future SOC Lab Day is organized twice a year as well

  14. A research experiment on facilitation and formation of joint research and development programs between government, industry, and universities: Overview, preliminary findings, and observations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shariq, Syed Z.

    1992-01-01

    Presented is an overview of an experiment to explore the free-market approach to public-private collaboration through the development and implementation of a joint venture mechanism to enable formation of R&D projects between government, industry and academia. Some preliminary results related to time-to-commercialization and economic competitiveness are discussed.

  15. Governance, multifunctional forestry and economic literacy

    E-print Network

    Governance, multifunctional forestry and economic literacy Bill Slee Bill Slee The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and economic literacy Governance, multifunctional forestry Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and economic literacy #12;The core message · In the headlong pursuit

  16. Microfossils Lab (Labs 2 and 4)

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    Melissa Lobegeier

    This activity encompasses two lab exercises. In the first lab exercise students examine various different types of microfossils (conodonts, foraminifera and radiolaria) under the microscope and try to make paleobiological inferences about them based on their morphological characteristics. Students also pick different conodont elements and different foraminiferal species from sediment samples. Two foraminiferal specimens are selected for scanning electron microscopy. I mount the specimens to a stub for the students. Then in the next lab period students are given a guided tour of the SEM lab and work with the technician to operate the SEM and take photographs of their specimens. They then use the photographs in conjunction with the Treastise of Invertebrate Paleontology to make a generic identification of their specimens.

  17. Research Assistant / Lab REFERENCE MANUAL

    E-print Network

    PSYSCOPE 25-26 manual, button box issues and error message hack, script archive #12;3 E-PRIME 27 manual computer PRINTING POSTERS 38 printing large posters for display IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS AND CONTACT PEOPLE

  18. Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    " throughout) is based on the UK Corporate Governance Code (see Appendix) and on practice in charitableImproving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance A Recommended Code of Governance Governance | 2 #12;Improving School Governance | 3 This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance

  19. The ALPHA Lab at UC Berkeley

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Alpha Lab at the University of California at Berkeley researches and develops robotics systems for high-precision manufacturing. Specifically, it combines mathematical algorithms and industrial automation to build low-cost, reliable tools for "feeding, fixturing and grasping." The projects section of the lab's Web site describes a number of experiments and model implementations for robotics operation. Many of these have Java applets that demonstrate the principles involved in handling differently shaped objects. There are also discussions of various projects in computational physiology and Internet telerobotics. The lab's director has many of his publications available online.

  20. German federal and state governments, the European Union, the National Ministry of Education and Research, the National

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    Pfeifer, Holger

    an upper third rating among German Medical Faculties. Excellence training Scientific excellence depends on excellently trained young researchers. The training of such researchers is the role of The International of microorganisms as the cause of infectious diseases and penicillin as an effective weapon to combat them

  1. This handout will help graduate students prepare for interviews in corporate, non-profit, and government environments. DO YOUR RESEARCH

    E-print Network

    Kaminsky, Werner

    This handout will help graduate students prepare for interviews in corporate, non-informed about employers will help you make a positive impression during interviews. Purposes: Researching helps you decide if you want to apply, accept a job interview, and accept a job offer. Research helps you

  2. Research Councils UK The Government of India's 12th five-year plan (2012-2017) focuses

    E-print Network

    Berzins, M.

    . The Medical Research Council and the Indian Council of Medical Research are member organisations. Non-communicable. #12;HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES Global Alliance for Chronic Disease: A multilateral partnership of health agencies from across the world to address the growing burden of chronic diseases, including diabetes

  3. Government Regulatory

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Becker, Katie

    Government regulation of food products, food processing, and food preparation is imperative in bringing an unadulterated, nonmisleading, and safe food product to market and is relevant to all areas of food science, including engineering, processing, chemistry, and microbiology. The liability associated with providing consumers with an adulterated or substandard product cannot only tarnish a company's name and reputation, but also impose substantial financial repercussions on the company and those individuals who play an active role in the violation. In order for a company to fully comply with the relevant food laws (both federal and state), an intimate knowledge of food science is required. Individuals knowledgeable in food science play an integral role not only in implementing and counseling food companies/processors to ensure compliance with government regulations, but these individuals are also necessary to the state and federal governments that make and enforce the relevant laws and regulators.

  4. Economic Model For a Return on Investment Analysis of United States Government High Performance Computing (HPC) Research and Development (R & D) Investment

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    Joseph, Earl C.; Conway, Steve; Dekate, Chirag

    2013-09-30

    This study investigated how high-performance computing (HPC) investments can improve economic success and increase scientific innovation. This research focused on the common good and provided uses for DOE, other government agencies, industry, and academia. The study created two unique economic models and an innovation index: 1 A macroeconomic model that depicts the way HPC investments result in economic advancements in the form of ROI in revenue (GDP), profits (and cost savings), and jobs. 2 A macroeconomic model that depicts the way HPC investments result in basic and applied innovations, looking at variations by sector, industry, country, and organization size. ? A new innovation index that provides a means of measuring and comparing innovation levels. Key findings of the pilot study include: IDC collected the required data across a broad set of organizations, with enough detail to create these models and the innovation index. The research also developed an expansive list of HPC success stories.

  5. Improving the Quality of Lab Reports by Using Them as Lab Instructions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Haagen-Schuetzenhoefer, Claudia

    2012-10-01

    Lab exercises are quite popular in teaching science. Teachers have numerous goals in mind when teaching science laboratories. Nevertheless, empirical research draws a heterogeneous picture of the benefits of lab work. Research has shown that it does not necessarily contribute to the enhancement of practical abilities or content knowledge. Lab activities are frequently based on recipe-like, step-by-step instructions ("cookbook style"), which do not motivate students to engage cognitively. Consequently, students put the emphasis on "task completion" or "manipulating equipment."2

  6. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01...certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. 2.309 Section 2.309 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...

  7. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01...certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. 2.309 Section 2.309 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...

  8. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. 2.309 Section 2.309 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...

  9. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01...certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. 2.309 Section 2.309 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...

  10. Virtual Biology Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Rutgers University Web site contains a set of online biology labs each so detailed and comprehensive, they could nearly replace the real thing. Each virtual lab contains pages and pages of background information and procedures, helpful images and diagrams, online exercises, and more. Seven labs are currently available: Cell Structure, Cell Reproduction, Protists, Plant Evolution, Angiosperm Reproduction, Transport Systems in Plants, and Chromosome Structure and Meiosis.

  11. The Virtual Lab Book

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    It can be a real challenge to learn about the foibles and details of lab work, so it is nice to report that Dr. Stephanie Dellis has created this excellent Virtual Lab Book for students beginning the study of molecular biology. The guide is divided into twelve parts, including "Safety in the Molecular Biology Lab", "Minipreparation of Plasmid DNA", and "PCR and Thermacycling". Along with written instructions and particulars, each section also contains a number of helpful diagrams and visual illustrations. Visitors will also want to look at the specialized lab protocols included here, such as "How to Spread a Plate" and "DNA Isolation".

  12. EarthLabs: Teacher's Guide

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The EarthLabs project provides a national model for rigorous and engaging Earth and environmental science labs. The activities in each EarthLabs topic represent a lab sequence for an integrated instructional unit. Six topics are available: corals, cryosphere, drought, earth system science, fisheries and hurricanes. There are six to nine labs within each topic with complete directions.

  13. University of Delaware: Synoptic Climatology Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    "The synoptic climatology group performs research involving numerous applied climatological issues that affect humans and other organisms around the world." This University of Delaware website presents the lab's research in six main topics: Heat/Health Watch-Warning System (HHWWS); Ongoing Climate and Health Research; Applied Climate Indices; Air Mass Monitoring and Classification; International Projects; and Other Research. Within each topic, users can find publications, slide shows, and brochures illustrating the specific research goals, objectives, and conclusions.

  14. Tough but True: School Board Neglect of Bus Safety Led to Government's Overblown, Under-Researched Regulations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American School Board Journal, 1978

    1978-01-01

    The apparent lack of concern school boards evidenced in the past over school bus safety has precipitated the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations that have angered board members and bus manufacturers alike. It is argued that the new regulations are not based on research. (Author/IRT)

  15. Sources of Funds for Speech Communication Research: The Federal Government (Part 1) and Private Sector (Part 2).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kennicott, Patrick C.

    This document provides a review of sources of funds for research and development in speech communication. Part 1 identifies major general purpose federally-sponsored programs funding unsolicited proposals. The report explains the programs and suggests strategies to use when applying for grants from the Office of Education, the National Science…

  16. Public Attitudes toward Low-Income Families and Children: Circumstances Dictate Public Views of Government Assistance. Research Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lennon, Mary Clare; Appelbaum, Lauren D.; Aber, J. Lawrence; McCaskie, Katherine

    This study examined public attitudes toward the most vulnerable of the poor--those who experience significant personal or situational problems that can create obstacles to employment. Using both a factorial survey methodology and a general attitude survey, researchers gathered information about public opinion toward people in need, low-income…

  17. The Internationalization of Canadian University Research: A Global Higher Education Matrix Analysis of Multi-Level Governance

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, Glen A.; Oleksiyenko, Anatoly

    2011-01-01

    To date, much of the research on internationalization and globalization of higher education has focused on the institution or higher education system as the unit of analysis. Institution based studies have focused on the analysis of institutional practices and policies designed to further internationalization. System-level studies focus on state…

  18. CableLabs: Current Projects

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site highlights projects being conducted by CableLabs, "a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies." Most of these projects are creating specifications that will improve quality and ensure interoperability of cable systems. Focuses of research include cable modems, interactive services, broadband applications, and more. Each project's home page has extensive documentation on the intended goals and access to all specifications. Some presentations are also given that give a basic overview of the project.

  19. Are Virtual Labs as Effective as Hands-on Labs for Undergraduate Physics? A Comparative Study at Two Major Universities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Darrah, Marjorie; Humbert, Roxann; Finstein, Jeanne; Simon, Marllin; Hopkins, John

    2014-08-01

    Most physics professors would agree that the lab experiences students have in introductory physics are central to the learning of the concepts in the course. It is also true that these physics labs require time and money for upkeep, not to mention the hours spent setting up and taking down labs. Virtual physics lab experiences can provide an alternative or supplement to these traditional hands-on labs. However, physics professors may be very hesitant to give up the hands-on labs, which have been such a central part of their courses, for a more cost and time-saving virtual alternative. Thus, it is important to investigate how the learning from these virtual experiences compares to that acquired through a hands-on experience. This study evaluated a comprehensive set of virtual labs for introductory level college physics courses and compared them to a hands-on physics lab experience. Each of the virtual labs contains everything a student needs to conduct a physics laboratory experiment, including: objectives, background theory, 3D simulation, brief video, data collection tools, pre- and postlab questions, and postlab quiz. This research was conducted with 224 students from two large universities and investigated the learning that occurred with students using the virtual labs either in a lab setting or as a supplement to hands-on labs versus a control group of students using the traditional hands-on labs only. Findings from both university settings showed the virtual labs to be as effective as the traditional hands-on physics labs.

  20. Are Virtual Labs as Effective as Hands-on Labs for Undergraduate Physics? A Comparative Study at Two Major Universities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Darrah, Marjorie; Humbert, Roxann; Finstein, Jeanne; Simon, Marllin; Hopkins, John

    2014-12-01

    Most physics professors would agree that the lab experiences students have in introductory physics are central to the learning of the concepts in the course. It is also true that these physics labs require time and money for upkeep, not to mention the hours spent setting up and taking down labs. Virtual physics lab experiences can provide an alternative or supplement to these traditional hands-on labs. However, physics professors may be very hesitant to give up the hands-on labs, which have been such a central part of their courses, for a more cost and time-saving virtual alternative. Thus, it is important to investigate how the learning from these virtual experiences compares to that acquired through a hands-on experience. This study evaluated a comprehensive set of virtual labs for introductory level college physics courses and compared them to a hands-on physics lab experience. Each of the virtual labs contains everything a student needs to conduct a physics laboratory experiment, including: objectives, background theory, 3D simulation, brief video, data collection tools, pre- and postlab questions, and postlab quiz. This research was conducted with 224 students from two large universities and investigated the learning that occurred with students using the virtual labs either in a lab setting or as a supplement to hands-on labs versus a control group of students using the traditional hands-on labs only. Findings from both university settings showed the virtual labs to be as effective as the traditional hands-on physics labs.

  1. NOT Another Lab Report

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    Ende, Fred

    2012-01-01

    Ask students to name the aspects of science class they enjoy most, and working on labs will undoubtedly be mentioned. What often won't be included, however, is writing lab reports. For many students, the process of exploration and data collection is paramount, while the explanation and analysis of findings often takes a backseat. After all, if…

  2. Millikelvin Lab Machine Shop

    E-print Network

    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Millikelvin Lab OP105­112 Machine Shop OP132 Resistive Magnet Shop CICC Winding Area Transformers Transformers Part Shop OP128 Dock Control Room 45 T Physical Plant Helium Recovery System MagnetCells Shipping This building is home to the Millikelvin lab, the control room, the resistive magnet and machine shops, the CICC

  3. Global Change 2 Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    University of Michigan

    This site from the University of Michigan features the list of labs and activities for the Global Change 2 course. An introduction to ArcView is presented and used in several of the labs. Steps and references for the Web Term Project Development are also included.

  4. Making Real Virtual Labs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keller, Harry E.; Keller, Edward E.

    2005-01-01

    Francis Bacon began defining scientific methodology in the early 17th century, and secondary school science classes began to implement science labs in the mid-19th century. By the early 20th century, leading educators were suggesting that science labs be used to develop scientific thinking habits in young students, and at the beginning of the 21st…

  5. Metamorphic Rocks Lab

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    Ann C.H. Hadley

    Students each obtain 2 rock samples from a collection of 20 for the lab. Students complete a data form for observations concerning metamorphic features. Each student identifies the 2 samples and describes the metamorphic parent rock. When everyone in the lab has finished, the group matches all the non-metamorphic samples to the metamorphic samples in a large rock cycle puzzle.

  6. A clandestine lab

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    N/A N/A (DEA; )

    2006-04-01

    Some people illegally store clandestine, or hidden, labs in their homes for making drugs. These labs are extremely dangerous because the makers are working with flammable and explosive elements that are sensitive to light, heat, etc. The makers generally have little knowledge about the chemicals they are using.

  7. Flower Dissection Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, this site presents a simple Flower Dissection Lab using orchids and composite flowers. This pdf document contains the materials needed and instructions for the lab, as well as a worksheet for students to complete as they dissect their flower.

  8. Reforming Cookbook Labs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peters, Erin

    2005-01-01

    Deconstructing cookbook labs to require the students to be more thoughtful could break down perceived teacher barriers to inquiry learning. Simple steps that remove or disrupt the direct transfer of step-by-step procedures in cookbook labs make students think more critically about their process. Through trials in the author's middle school…

  9. Government Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This informative Web site has a host of resources about government technology practices and issues. The main page is updated daily with news stories about homeland security, Internet trends, and more. An online magazine is published monthly; for example, the April 2003 issue has an interesting article on computer systems that monitor online activity and whether they justify Big Brother concerns. The Govtech.net library offers free access to white papers and case studies.

  10. Incorporating a Literature-Based Learning Approach into a Lab Course to Increase Student Understanding

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parent, Beth A.; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Swanson, Karen V.; Smith, Ann C.

    2010-01-01

    Scientific literature was used to give a research oriented context to our immunology lab course. Immunology lab, a senior level course (60 students/year) was formerly taught in a traditional mode, with exercises aimed at learning lab protocols. To engage students in understanding we connected the protocols to their use as reported in research

  11. Outreach Science Education: Evidence-Based Studies in a Gene Technology Lab

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

    2014-01-01

    Nowadays, outreach labs are important informal learning environments in science education. After summarizing research to goals outreach labs focus on, we describe our evidence-based gene technology lab as a model of a research-driven outreach program. Evaluation-based optimizations of hands-on teaching based on cognitive load theory (additional…

  12. Research and development of methods and tools for achieving and maintaining consensus processes in the face of change within and among government oversight agencies: Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-03-01

    This progress report summarizes our research activities under our consensus grant. In year four of the grant, we continued to capitalize on and benefit from historical events which drove our early emphasis on group process studies. Following our work on various procedures for bringing together groups such as the State and Tribal Government Working Group and the Stakeholders' Forum (both of which provide input to the Five-Year Waste Plan), we continue to observe these groups and collect data. We also began a configuration study involving the complex modeling of DOE's Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM). Related to group process studies is the issue of the information requirements for individuals making decisions in consensus groups. Our information studies examined the requirements for decision-related information, frameworks for such information, and the effectiveness of information portrayed for decision making. However, we were able not only to continue studying consensus groups in action and related information issues, but also to focus considerable attention on the fundamental side of our research. The fundamental or basic research conducted in year four included: (1) expanding our literature database; (2) beginning the writing of the literature review summary document and the consensus guide; (3) developing frameworks and models such as the Environmental Trilogy model and a structural equations model of the consensus process; and (4) conducting laboratory studies concerning the effects of the presence of an expert, met expectations, opportunity to express views, incentive structure and conflict type (competitive versus collaborative) on consensus outcomes.

  13. The role of large-scale government-supported research institutions in development : lessons from Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) for developing countries

    E-print Network

    Iqbal, Fareeha Yasmin, 1974-

    2003-01-01

    This thesis seeks to examine the extent of the role that the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) played in Taiwan's high-technological development and whether developing countries of today can promote such ...

  14. Research and development of methods/utilities and rules for managing cooperation for performance improvement in government offices

    SciTech Connect

    Kurstedt, H.A.

    1993-03-01

    Purpose is to help managers approach their responsibilities proactively, so that they can anticipate problems and take actions to alleviate or eliminate those problems. Continuous performance improvement, the philosophy behind total quality management, requires working cooperatively to do a little better each day. The most effective tools are working through a closed set of 9 methods: setting expectations, charting, defining indicators and standards, collecting and logging data, converting data to information, organizing and presenting information, reviewing status and progress, self-management, and appraising. In addition, there are 8 rules: focus on what you can do, supply physical evidence of progress, pay attention to detail, inspect (don't expect), review progress routinely and frequently, face ''success/fail'' squarely, communicate crisply, and conduct honest, open appraisals. Scope and plans of the draft research plan (study areas) are described.

  15. SEED Labs 1 Crypto Lab Symmetric Key Ciphers

    E-print Network

    -dev Binary editor GHex. In this lab, we need to be able to view and modify files of binary format. Make sure from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii. 3 Lab Tasks 3.1 Task 1: Encryption usingSEED Labs 1 Crypto Lab ­ Symmetric Key Ciphers Copyright c 2006 - 2014 Wenliang Du, Syracuse

  16. Accounting in and for US Governments and Non-profit Organizations: a Review of Research and a Call to Further Inquiry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sajay Samuel; Mark A. Covaleski; Mark W. Dirsmith

    2008-01-01

    The US government is arguably the largest organization in the world. The budget of the federal government alone runs into the trillions of dollars. From military bases and food aid in foreign countries to domestic prisons, highways and schools, the impacts of the federal, state and local governments are woven into the textures of daily life. Moreover, for at least

  17. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 6

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    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the sixth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a powerpoint presentation, worksheet on Absorbance and the Beer-Lambert Law, and a lab activity on Mosquito DNA Extraction and Quantification.

  18. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 4

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    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the fourth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. The topic for this lab is microscopy so the documents include a powerpoint presentation, information on how to handle a microscope, and a problem set on microscopy.

  19. Financial accounting information and corporate governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert M. Bushman; Abbie J. Smith

    2001-01-01

    This paper reviews and proposes additional research concerning the role of publicly reported financial accounting information in the governance processes of corporations. We first discuss research on the use of financial accounting in managerial incentive plans and explore future research directions. We then propose that governance research be extended to explore more comprehensively the use of financial accounting information in

  20. Effective Lab Reports

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    Kraus, Mary Ellen

    The ability to write a good laboratory report is an essential skill for all scientists. For many students, however, producing a well-written lab report is a laborious task. This document presents some useful pointers on lab report writing, and a discussion of lab report content so that students will have a better idea of expectations for their work. Checklists are included so that students can insure that they have met the requirements. The file is available in both pdf and doc versions.

  1. National Lab Day

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    NSF joins other partners in National Lab Day, an initiative connecting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers with STEM professionals who volunteer to share their expertise--and their passion--for science and engineering with students. You can view video clips that explain the basics of what National Lab Day is and how it works, get tips from a professional educator about how to effectively help in the classroom and learn about some NSF-funded projects that already are conducting activities in the spirit of Lab Day.

  2. Bacterial Transformation Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This PDF, part of the classroom activities site by Biotechnology Education and Training Sequence Investment (BETSI), introduces the concept of recombinant DNA and a process called transformation. Here, instructors will find detailed lab instructions/diagrams that trace out the introduction of a recombinant plasmid into a foreign bacteria resulting in the "change of the bacteria's genetic make-up and traits." With the end result of the lab being a product that "glow[s] bright green," this will be a fun lab for any chemistry or biochemistry classroom. The site even playfully boasts, "[that] you will all be genetics engineers" by the end of this experiment!

  3. Science Nation: Fab Labs

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    In the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., you'll find a small tool shop but this is no ordinary tool shop! The tools make up a fabrication lab, or "fab lab" for short. In general, operating a fab lab is a matter of creating a design on computer software, and then having the computer tell the tools in the lab what to do with materials you provide. With help from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for Bits and Atoms created an outreach program in diverse locations from rural Africa and rural Norway to inner city Boston and San Diego and Chicago.

  4. Writing Better Lab Reports

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    Alex Sutherland

    2010-01-01

    As science teachers at a suburban California high school, the authors were concerned about the lab report conclusions written by their upper-level chemistry, biology, and ecology students--which were consistently of poor quality. Their work lacked inferenc

  5. Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour

    SciTech Connect

    None

    2013-07-13

    Take a virtual tour of the campus of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. You can see inside our two accelerators, three experimental areas, accelerator component fabrication and testing areas, high-performance computing areas and laser labs.

  6. Personal Adult Learning Lab (Pall). Implications for Practice.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Klippel, Judith A.; And Others

    The Personal Adult Learning Lab was establsiehd at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education (GCCE) at the University of Georgia to serve self-directed adult learners and conduct research on self-directed learning. The lab allows adult learners to design, conduct, and evaluate their personal learning experiences while proceeding at their own…

  7. Breastfeeding Practice Lab: a New Approach to Telenurse Education

    PubMed Central

    Miller, Wendy A.; Kinahan, Kate

    2012-01-01

    Breastfeeding inquiries represent a significant number of calls to HealthLink BC (HLBC). As Telenurses have indicated a great deal of uncertainty and a degree of disparity in practice, findings from previous research revealed a need to expand Telenurse breastfeeding education and a need for a new education delivery approach. This paper will describe the new education approach, an approach that included development of a practice lab framework and development of the first activity based on this framework – The Breastfeeding Practice Labs. The labs were set-up with six different 30 minute stations designed for independent or group learning, and created to stimulate critical thinking. Each lab was three hours and could also easily accommodate “drop-ins”. The goal of the Breastfeeding Practice Labs was to enhance Telenurse knowledge, skills, and confidence for assessing breastfeeding calls. Post evaluation results of the pilot labs revealed positive shifts in Telenurse confidence for assessing breastfeeding calls. PMID:24199105

  8. Global Change 1 Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    University of Michigan

    This site from the University of Michigan lists the labs for a course on global change. Because of the complexity of global changes, it is often not enough to read about the workings of these phenomena. Modeling is used extensively in these labs because thinking about the dynamics of a system, extracting critical functioning parts, and attempting to build a model captures its essence by making assumptions to account for external variables. Also included are tips for web project development.

  9. Summary report of NIST's industry-government consortium research program on flowmeter installation effects with emphasis on the research period, January-September 1991: The reducer

    SciTech Connect

    Mattingly, G.E.; Yeh, T.T.

    1992-02-01

    This report presents recent results obtained in a consortium-sponsored research program on flowmeter installation effects being conducted at NIST-Gaithersburg, MD. The objective of this research program is to produce improved flowmeter performance when meters are installed in non-ideal conditions. Ideal meter installation conditions are those where long straight lengths of constant diameter piping precede the meter locations. Actual installations seldom conform to these conditions. This research effort has also included experimental studies of the flow into and out of several tube bundle flow conditioners. These results have produced, for the first time, detailed descriptions of the effects these devices have on swirling pipe flows. Specifically, this report contains measurements of the pipeflows produced downstream of the conventional reducer. Results are given for the performance characteristics of a range of orifice meter geometries and a specific turbine meter in these pipe flows. Also included are the velocity profile measurements downstream of the tee used as an elbow and several arrangements of tube bundles installed downstream of the single elbow and the tee used as an elbow.

  10. Short-Range Ultra-Wideband Systems UMass Antenna Lab USC UltRa Lab UC Berkeley BWRC

    E-print Network

    Southern California, University of

    Short-Range Ultra-Wideband Systems UMass Antenna Lab USC UltRa Lab UC Berkeley BWRC UWB MURI Research ShortShort--Range UltraRange Ultra--Wideband SystemsWideband Systems R. A.R. A. Scholtz (D.(D. GoeckelGoeckel, D., D. PozarPozar, D., D. SchaubertSchaubert)) #12;Short-Range Ultra

  11. Identifying Innovative Mechanisms to Terminate Inefficient Federal Government Programs

    E-print Network

    Lewis, Robert Michael

    Identifying Innovative Mechanisms to Terminate Inefficient Federal Government Programs Rebecca;2 Executive Summary Research Project Objective: Identify mechanisms to terminate federal government programs, commissions and legislative acts, spanning various government agencies. From this survey, we outlined programs

  12. Restrooms Newhouse 1 201 Glavin Magazine Lab

    E-print Network

    Raina, Ramesh

    Newhouse 2 Newhouse 3 Elevators Stairs Map Key 201 Glavin Magazine Lab 205 Computer Lab 205 A Computer Lab 205 B M.I.N.D. Lab 206 A-F Computer Labs 207 Photo Lab 212 Classroom 213 Photo Studio Balcony 214 Military Program Workroom 215 Photo Lab Manager 216 Electronic Media Communications 219 Center for Digital

  13. STFC Governance Manual Introduction

    E-print Network

    Crawford, Ian

    STFC Governance Manual Introduction Foreword Our Governance - Topics Corporate Governance Definition & Principles STFC Governance Statement Our Remit Our mission Our Vision Accountability Annual of delegation RACI principles Risk Management Our decision points Our Corporate Development Our Culture

  14. Optimize Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies for Government Agencies, Industrial Facilities, and Military Installations: NREL Offers Proven Tools and Resources to Reduce Energy Use and Improve Efficiency (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2010-01-01

    The National Renewable Energy Lab provides expertise, facilities, and technical assistance to campuses, facilities, and government agencies to apply renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

  15. UvA@Work Customer Agriculture Order Intelligent Robotics Lab

    E-print Network

    Visser, Arnoud

    UvA@Work Customer Agriculture Order Intelligent Robotics Lab Faculty of Science University (IRL) is an initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to guarantee the coordinate the eorts of the robotic teams of the university. It acts as a governing body for all the robotic teams of the university

  16. Intelligent Robotics Lab Faculty of Science

    E-print Network

    Visser, Arnoud

    the education value of Robotic Programming [1]. In order to organize these teams, a board of students was formed and education initiative, attempting to foster Artificial Intelligence and Robotics research by pro- vidingIntelligent Robotics Lab Faculty of Science University of Amsterdam The Netherlands C. R. Verschoor

  17. Governing Knowledge: The Formalization Dilemma in the Governance of the Public Sciences

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Woelert, Peter

    2015-01-01

    This paper offers a conceptually novel contribution to the understanding of the distinctive governance challenges arising from the increasing reliance on formalized knowledge in the governance of research activities. It uses the current Australian research governance system as an example--a system which exhibits a comparatively strong degree of…

  18. Can Graduate Teaching Assistants Teach Inquiry-Based Geology Labs Effectively?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ryker, Katherine; McConnell, David

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the implementation of teaching strategies by graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in inquiry-based introductory geology labs at a large research university. We assess the degree of inquiry present in each Physical Geology lab and compare and contrast the instructional practices of new and experienced GTAs teaching these labs. We…

  19. NEWS RELEASE August 14, 2014 NIAR announces opening of new Ballistics and Impact Dynamics Lab

    E-print Network

    NEWS RELEASE ­ August 14, 2014 NIAR announces opening of new Ballistics and Impact Dynamics Lab Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research recently opened a new Ballistics ballistics lab, part of NIAR's environmental Test Labs, uses a custom built ballistic firing device to propel

  20. On the Apportionment of Administrative Governance Functions within Multi-Campus Universities and University Systems. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.16.13

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, C. Judson

    2013-01-01

    Most public universities in the United States are formed into systems, containing more than one university or campus. There are clear rationales for these systems, including overall planning and coordination, budgeting efficiency, and effectiveness of dealings with the state government. The distribution of internal governance functions between the…

  1. Public Broadcasting Stations' Revenue from State Governments and State Colleges and Universities Ranked State-by-State, Fiscal Year 1997. CPB Research Notes, No. 108.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.

    This report analyzes revenues from state governments and combined revenues from state government and state university sources for each state, as reported to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by public broadcasting licenses in the Annual Financial Report survey, Fiscal Year 1997. All revenue amounts contained in this report include cash,…

  2. Public Broadcasting Stations' Revenue from State Governments and State Colleges and Universities Ranked State-By-State, Fiscal Year 1996. CPB Research Notes, No. 103.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.

    This report provides data tables analyzing revenues from state governments and combined revenues from state government and state university sources for each state, as reported to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by public broadcasting licensees in the Annual Financial Report survey for fiscal year 1996. All revenue amounts contained in the…

  3. Bacterial Identification Virtual Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab provides interested parties with a great way to learn about the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences. Visitors can enter the lab and get started by preparing samples from a patient, copying the desired pieces of the DNA, and then sequencing and analyzing the DNA. The entire experience is quite interactive: visitors can record their observations in the Notebook area and also learn about the various samples, which were obtained from stool, lymph nodes, urine, and blood. Finally, there's the Reference area, which contains a glossary of terms, a list of tools in the lab, and an encyclopedia of selected bacteria and other pathogens.

  4. Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Education Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From the highly regarded Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this online Educator's Guide offers "activity ideas and support materials to learn about birds and conduct inquiry-based research." The Guide contains 10 introductory activities that encourage students to become a species specialist, go on a bird walk, set up a bird feeder, color in a downloadable Bird Coloring Book, and more. The website also offers ideas for student research with concise sections addressing the scientific method, suggested research questions, research project design, data analysis, and writing a scientific paper. In addition, the Guide provides information about innovative Citizen Science Projects; a helpful collection of bird-related resources and activity ideas for teachers; educational outreach ideas; and information about a Home Study Course in Bird Biology from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

  5. MethLAB

    PubMed Central

    Kilaru, Varun; Barfield, Richard T; Schroeder, James W; Smith, Alicia K

    2012-01-01

    Recent evidence suggests that DNA methylation changes may underlie numerous complex traits and diseases. The advent of commercial, array-based methods to interrogate DNA methylation has led to a profusion of epigenetic studies in the literature. Array-based methods, such as the popular Illumina GoldenGate and Infinium platforms, estimate the proportion of DNA methylated at single-base resolution for thousands of CpG sites across the genome. These arrays generate enormous amounts of data, but few software resources exist for efficient and flexible analysis of these data. We developed a software package called MethLAB (http://genetics.emory.edu/conneely/MethLAB) using R, an open source statistical language that can be edited to suit the needs of the user. MethLAB features a graphical user interface (GUI) with a menu-driven format designed to efficiently read in and manipulate array-based methylation data in a user-friendly manner. MethLAB tests for association between methylation and relevant phenotypes by fitting a separate linear model for each CpG site. These models can incorporate both continuous and categorical phenotypes and covariates, as well as fixed or random batch or chip effects. MethLAB accounts for multiple testing by controlling the false discovery rate (FDR) at a user-specified level. Standard output includes a spreadsheet-ready text file and an array of publication-quality figures. Considering the growing interest in and availability of DNA methylation data, there is a great need for user-friendly open source analytical tools. With MethLAB, we present a timely resource that will allow users with no programming experience to implement flexible and powerful analyses of DNA methylation data. PMID:22430798

  6. SLAC All Access: Laser Labs

    SciTech Connect

    Minitti, Mike; Woods Mike

    2013-03-01

    From supermarket checkouts to video game consoles, lasers are ubiquitous in our lives. Here at SLAC, high-power lasers are critical to the cutting-edge research conducted at the laboratory. But, despite what you might imagine, SLAC's research lasers bear little resemblance to the blasters and phasers of science fiction. In this edition of All Access we put on our safety goggles for a peek at what goes on inside some of SLAC's many laser labs. LCLS staff scientist Mike Minitti and SLAC laser safety officer Mike Woods detail how these lasers are used to study the behavior of subatomic particles, broaden our understanding of cosmic rays and even unlock the mysteries of photosynthesis.

  7. Nanotechnology Lab Visit

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Teachers' Domain presents this video as part of a series on advanced technological education. This segment shows what goes on in a nanofabrication lab, as well as the basics of the nanotechnology industry. The top-down fabrication process of photolithography is shown, as well as the protective measures required to work in a nanofabrication lab. The video may be viewed online or downloaded. To download the clip, users must create a free login for Teachers' Domain. Running time for this Quick Time video is 3:53. Educators will also find a background essay, discussion questions, and standards alignment for the material.

  8. MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Luu,Ui

    The MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity was developed by Ui Luu as part of NetWorks National Externship Program for faculty. The lab activity studies the force and impact data collected from a MEMS Accelerometer, same as the device used in automobiles to launch a safety airbag. Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to define: acceleration, force, mass, Newton's Second Law of Motion, and Newton's Third Law of Motion. They will also be able to run data acquisition systems and use graphing tools to perform data analysis. This is a great resource for student and educators in a physics and simply science classroom.

  9. Virtual Lab Educational Software

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Hogan, Patrick

    NASA Learning Technologies (NLT) is a NASA R&D effort for the engineering of teaching tools that deliver NASA content in the most engaging and dynamic manner possible. NLT builds the pipeline and the delivery point for unencumbered access to the best data NASA has to provide. Virtual Lab completely emulates a scanning electron microscope and allows any user to zoom and focus into a variety of built-in microscopic samples. It also comes with a set of educational materials such as a demo on how a SEM works and movies of the real thing in action. Virtual Lab is freely available with a growing library of samples to choose from.

  10. Jefferson Lab: Science Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Jefferson Lab carries out its long-term commitment to science education by providing a host of teacher resources, games, and science lessons. Students can find a periodic table offering physical characteristics and information on the history and uses of each element. The Student Zone contains a virtual lab tour, glossary of scientific terms, and materials on internships. Teachers can locate pdf downloads of many hands-on activities on many science subjects such as microscopes, magnets, and measuring. The website introduces educational events and educational programs for both teachers and students.

  11. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 14

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the fourteenth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include an overview PowerPoint presentation and three page worksheet for students to complete.

  12. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 5

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the fifth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a powerpoint presentation, worksheets on measuring small volumes and masses, and a micropipetting activity.

  13. Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences: Accelerating Scientific Discovery

    SciTech Connect

    Hules, John A

    2008-12-12

    Scientists today rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, and computational science, as well as large-scale computing and networking facilities, to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization researches, develops, and deploys new tools and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research in such areas as global climate change, combustion, fusion energy, nanotechnology, biology, and astrophysics.

  14. Goulden Lab Equipment and Facilities Lab: 1400 ft2

    E-print Network

    Rose, Michael R.

    Goulden Lab Equipment and Facilities Lab: 1400 ft2 lab with hood and misc. equipment for electrical equipment: (12) full eddy covariance systems, including (12) Campbell CSAT sonic anemometers, (2) Solent HS solar panels. General meteorology and data acquisition equipment: Approx (50) miscellaneous data loggers

  15. Research and Graduate Studies at KU Newsletter, September 2012

    E-print Network

    2012-09-01

    and Information; Courts, Crime, and Public Safety; Education; Employment and Earnings; Energy and Natural Resources; Government; Housing and Construction; Income; Parks and Recreation; Population; Transportation; and Vital Statistics and Health. The enhanced... and Other Security Concerns” 1 – 4:30 p.m. Auditorium, Simons Research Labs Bold Aspirations Visiting Lecturer: Vladimir Vapnik “Learning with Nontrivial Teacher: Learning Using Privileged Information” 2 p.m. Apollo Room, Nichols Hall September 22...

  16. Paradata for 'Weather Instruments ~^ Weather InstrumentsWeather Instruments for Measuring the Climate of IllinoisBuilding and Using Weather InstrumentsWeather ToolsTyson Research Center Weather Station EquipmentSchool Garden Weather Station MeteorologyNext Generation Weather Lab'

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    This record contains paradata for the resource 'Weather Instruments ~^ Weather InstrumentsWeather Instruments for Measuring the Climate of IllinoisBuilding and Using Weather InstrumentsWeather ToolsTyson Research Center Weather Station EquipmentSchool Garden Weather Station MeteorologyNext Generation Weather Lab'

  17. MatLab Report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nancy Hale

    2008-01-01

    The objective of this effort is to create a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving using technology. Through Thinkfinity, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is collaborating with the science and quantitative faculty to create lessons that can be used by high school and first -year college students to work interactively with data to solve problems. MatLab is

  18. Lab on a Slab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lab, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, covers the concept of material properties. Students will learn about microfluidics and how "with one drop of liquid sample, small devices and channels can be used with nanoparticles for sensitive detection of chemicals." A Teacher Preparation Guide, Student Guides, and Next Generation Science Standards applicable to the lesson are included.

  19. A Big Bang Lab

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scheider, Walter

    2005-01-01

    The February 2005 issue of The Science Teacher (TST) reminded everyone that by learning how scientists study stars, students gain an understanding of how science measures things that can not be set up in lab, either because they are too big, too far away, or happened in a very distant past. The authors of "How Far are the Stars?" show how the…

  20. Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry

    E-print Network

    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds shown here: All of these reactions, of which there are more than 1000, are catalyzed by enzymes. Glucose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;Amino Acids #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

  1. Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry

    E-print Network

    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds by enzymes. Glucose (C6) Pentose (C5) Triose (C3) Pyruvate (C3) AcetylCoA (C2) Citrate (C6) Oxoglutarate (C5 Cycle Pentose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

  2. Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry

    E-print Network

    Vallino, Joseph J.

    Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds, of which there are more than 1000, are catalyzed by enzymes. Glucose (C6) Pentose (C5) Triose (C3) Pyruvate Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes · Enzymes are large proteins that all organisms synthesize

  3. LabSOURCE

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    LabSOURCE is a periodic newsletter produced by the University of California. It provides news and information on UC's management of three DOE laboratories -- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory -- and news highlights from the laboratories themselves.

  4. Writing Better Lab Reports

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Porter, Rhiannon; Guarienti, Kristy; Brydon, Barbara; Robb, Jeanine; Royston, Ann; Painter, Heidi; Sutherland, Alex; Passmore, Cynthia; Smith, Martin H.

    2010-01-01

    As science teachers at a suburban California high school, the authors were concerned about the lab report conclusions written by their upper-level chemistry, biology, and ecology students--which were consistently of poor quality. Their work lacked inferences derived from data and support for their concluding statements. Working as part of a…

  5. The Crime Lab Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hein, Annamae J.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the Crime Lab Project, which takes an economical, hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to studying the career of forensics in the middle or high school classroom. Includes step-by-step student requirements for the investigative procedure, a sample evidence request form, and an assessment rubric. (KHR)

  6. Inside Linden Lab

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Atkinson, Tom

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author provides an overview of Second Life[trademark], or simply SL, which was developed at Linden Lab, a San Francisco-based corporation. SL is an online society within a threee-dimensional virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents, where they can explore, build, socialize and participate in their own economy.…

  7. stream hydrology field lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Anne Carey

    In this lab we take a brief field trip to Adena Brook, a first order tributary of the Olentangy River in central Ohio. We observe the stream, its setting, its bedrock, determine some stream velocity profiles, and measure some basic chemical and physical properties of the stream water.

  8. Parallel Circuits Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This in-class lab exercise will give students a familiarity with basic series and parallel circuits as well as measuring voltage, current and resistance. The worksheet provided leads students through the experiment step by step. Spaces for student measurements and conclusions are provided on the sheet. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

  9. Virtual Cardiology Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Joseph Perpich, M.D., J.D. (Howard Hughes Medical Institute; )

    2008-04-16

    The focus of this lab is on heritable diseases of the heart. You are cast here as a virtual intern to accompany a doctor examining three different patients. Each patient is examined, using more than one diagnostic tool, and at each stage, the doctor will invite you to examine the patient yourself and ask for your opinion.

  10. A "Canned" Computer Lab

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dowling, John, Jr.

    1972-01-01

    Discusses the use of a set of computer programs (FORTRAN IV) in an introductory mechanics course for science majors. One laboratory activity is described for determining the coefficient of restitution of a glider on an air track. A student evaluation for the lab is included in the appendix. (Author/TS)

  11. Algebra Lab: Inverse Variation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-01

    This lesson from Algebra Lab demonstrates "how to write equations of quantities which vary inversely." The lesson includes an example of a graph of this type of equation, and several example problems. This supporting material would be best used following some in-class instruction explaining how to solve inverse variation equations.

  12. Lab 3: Land Ice

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In the first part of this lab, students learn about land ice and the processes and timescales involved in glaciation. In Part B, they use an online interactive to explore how glaciers provide scientists with evidence for climate change. Finally, students use image processing software to measure how much area a real glacier has lost over time due to rising temperatures.

  13. Rainbow Challenge Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In this inquiry lab activity, the students will attempt to layer 6 different kinds of soda pops in a large test tube. The students will have to use prior knowledge of the physical properties of liquids, in particular density, to accomplish this task.

  14. MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES

    E-print Network

    MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES · Static and cyclic testing (ASTM and non-standard) · Impact drop testing · Slow-cycle fatigue testing · High temperature testing to 2500°F · ASTM/ Boeing/ SACMA standard testing · Ability to design and fabricate non-standard test fixtures and perform non-standard tests

  15. Equip a Biotechnology Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  16. Science Labs: Beyond Isolationism

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cavanagh, Sean

    2007-01-01

    A national study released in 2005 concluded that most high school students are not exposed to high quality science labs because of these reasons: (a) poor school facilities and organizations; (b) weak teacher preparation; (c) poor design; (d) cluttered state standards; (e) little representation on state tests; and (f) scarce evidence of what…

  17. Serial Dilution Simulation Lab

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keler, Cynthia; Balutis, Tabitha; Bergen, Kim; Laudenslager, Bryanna; Rubino, Deanna

    2010-01-01

    Serial dilution is often a difficult concept for students to understand. In this short dry lab exercise, students perform serial dilutions using seed beads. This exercise helps students gain skill at performing dilutions without using reagents, bacterial cultures, or viral cultures, while being able to visualize the process.

  18. Name______________________ Dynamical Grapher -LAB #1

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    Jackson, Daniel R.

    Name______________________ Dynamical Grapher - LAB #1 Fractals and Iteration: The Henon Attractor 1 the file "Lab1.waa" to your desktop. Open the Dynamical Grapher applet and from the "File" menu use the "Load State" option to open the file "Lab1.waa". A) The graphing program has a function (rule

  19. Coordinating Cryopreservation Research Projects: Minimizing Lab to Lab Variations

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The administration of large scale projects that involve multiple laboratories requires careful coordination in order to produce valid data. Due to the variability of laboratory practices it is necessary to have clear and precise protocols and ensure that they are followed by every participant. Our ...

  20. Lab-on a-Chip

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2003-01-01

    Helen Cole, the project manager for the Lab-on-a-Chip Applications Development program, and Lisa Monaco, the project scientist for the program, insert a lab on a chip into the Caliper 42 which is specialized equipment that controls processes on commercial chips to support development of lab-on-a-chip applications. The system has special microscopes and imaging systems, so scientists can process and study different types of fluid, chemical, and medical tests conducted on chips. For example, researchers have examined fluorescent bacteria as it flows through the chips' fluid channels or microfluidic capillaries. Researchers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, have been studying how the lab-on-a-chip technology can be used for microbial detection, water quality monitoring, and detecting biosignatures of past or present life on Mars. The Marshall Center team is also collaborating with scientists at other NASA centers and at universities to develop custom chip designs for not only space applications, but for many Earth applications, such as for detecting deadly microbes in heating and air systems. (NASA/MSFC/D.Stoffer)

  1. Barriers to e-government integration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wing Lam

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – Integration is a critical success factor for achieving a mature level of e-government. This research seeks to identify barriers to e-government integration (EGI). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 consultants with significant experience of e-government projects. The interview transcripts were analysed by the researcher to identify barriers in EGI. Findings – The findings resulted in a

  2. DOSAR/CalLab Operations Manual

    SciTech Connect

    Bogard, J.S.

    2000-03-01

    The Life Sciences Division (LSD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a long record of radiation dosimetry research, primarily using the Health Physics Research Reactor (HPRR) and the Dosimetry Applications Research (DOSAR) Program Calibration Laboratory (CalLab), referred to formerly as the Radiation Calibration Laboratory. These facilities have been used by a broad segment of the research community to perform a variety of experiments in areas including, but not limited to, radiobiology, radiation dosimeter and instrumentation development and calibration, and the testing of materials in a variety of radiation environments.

  3. Ethics and constitutional government.

    PubMed

    Albright, James A

    2007-01-01

    The term ethics refers to a set of principles that govern acceptable, proper conduct. Attacks on the Constitution of the United States pose the most serious breach of ethics today. Our country was founded as a republic, not as a democracy. Our Founding Fathers' main concern was to protect citizens from the power of the federal government, so constitutionally, the central government has little or no authority over individual citizens except on federal property. One of the major problems today is the fact that we now have professional politicians. This is due in large part to the lure of financial gain from countless special interest groups. This would change under constitutional law because the federal budget would decrease drastically. Article 1 states that all legislative power is vested in Congress. Congress has only 18 enumerated powers, and almost half of these pertain to defense of the country. Many of our current problems are due to regulatory agencies that have become independent fiefdoms with unconstitutional legislative, as well as executive and judicial, powers. The regulatory agency most relevant to medicine, both clinical care and research, is the FDA. It is now obvious that its basic structure needs to be changed or abolished because its actions are identical to those inherent in authoritarian systems. Constructive change could come from Congress, but it would be most desirable if the Supreme Court would take the lead and reestablish the authority of the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land. The FDA's function could be limited to the determination of safety, but preferably its mission would be altered to that of product certification. Defenders of the current system claim that such a drastic change would be too dangerous and their prime example is thalidomide. But it is now known that the market has already solved that problem prior to the government-imposed sanctions. Realistically, market forces and their ramifications, including our legal system, provide the most effective methods of protecting the public from harmful drugs and devices. Fortunately, a model for miracles is available. It is New Zealand, which had become increasingly socialistic after WW II. As a result, they had become noncompetitive, and with the formation of the European Union, they lost their major market exports. In order to survive they made some astounding changes in the mid-1980s. They studied every agency that depended on government funding and transferred much of this work over to the private sector. They turned the remaining agencies into profit-making enterprises. These agencies had cost the government about $1 billion/year. Now, they produce about $1 billion in revenue and taxes. Without question, a return to constitutional government would be an invigorating stimulus to bioengineering research in the future. It would flourish. The eminence of this country did not develop from a strong central government. It is due to its absence, but we are rapidly reaching a point of no return. PMID:18298395

  4. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CURTIN UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STATEMENT CURTIN UNIVERSITY 25 September 2013 (Version 1.1) Curtin University................................................................................................................5 2. CURTIN UNIVERSITY'S FRAMEWORK FOR INSTRUMENTS OF GOVERNANCE.5 2.1 Introduction.1 Council as the governing authority

  5. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CURTIN UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STATEMENT CURTIN UNIVERSITY 26 September 2012 (Version 1.0) Curtin University................................................................................................................5 2. CURTIN UNIVERSITY'S FRAMEWORK FOR INSTRUMENTS OF GOVERNANCE.5 2.1 Introduction.1 Council as the governing authority

  6. Maxwell A. Bertolero (bertolero@berkeley.edu, github, lab website) --PhD Student, D'Esposito Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, University of California, Berkeley

    E-print Network

    D Student, July 2012-Current Daphna Shohamy's Learning Lab, Columbia University --Paid Researcher, May 2011 Neuroscience Laboratory, Columbia University --Research Assistant, 2009-2011 Metacognition and Memory Lab, Smith, Columbia University, A+ --Learning and the Brain, Shohamy, Columbia University, A+ --Cognitive

  7. Teacher's Toolkit: Reforming cookbook labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Erin Peters

    2005-11-01

    The majority of ancillary materials provided with any textbook includes a large quantity of labs that have step-by-step instructions. Although it is important in science for students to learn how to follow directions, offering only cookbook labs limits students' access to exploration. Presented in this article are 11 different ways of altering cookbook labs so that students understand the intention of the procedure. The altered labs do not fully achieve the status of inquiry-lab, but they are a step toward allowing more open-ended discovery.

  8. Welsh Children's Views on Government and Participation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Drakeford, Mark; Scourfield, Jonathan; Holland, Sally; Davies, Andrew

    2009-01-01

    Qualitative research from Wales sought to explore aspects of children's views on government and participation. The research project was conducted in 2001 with 105 children aged 8-11 from a diverse sample of schools across Wales. The article first reports the children's perspectives on different levels (and places) of government: the UK parliament…

  9. Institute of Government and Public Affairs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Institute of Government and Public Affairs serves society by helping to improve public policies and the performance of government. It does this by disseminating research on public policy issues and the public decision-making process, and by facilitating the application of that research to the issues and problems confronting decision makers and others who address public issues.

  10. Assessment of government tribology programs

    SciTech Connect

    Peterson, M.B.; Levinson, T.M.

    1985-09-01

    An assessment has been made to determine current tribology research and development work sponsored or conducted by the government. Data base surveys and discussions were conducted to isolate current projects sponsored primarily by 21 different government organizations. These projects were classified by subject, objective, energy relevance, type of research, phenomenon being investigated, variables being studied, type of motion, materials and application. An abstract of each project was prepared which included the classification, sponsor, performing organization and a project description. It was found that current work is primarily materials oriented to meet military requirements. Other than the high temperature programs very few of the tribology projects accomplish energy related objectives.

  11. Lab Safety Training Guide

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created by Princeton University's Environmental Health & Safety division, this extensive lab safety training guide provides basic information for working safely with laboratory chemicals and equipment. The "Introduction" to the site contains information specific to doing such work at Princeton, so visitors should direct their attention over to the left-hand side of the page. Here they will find sections that cover basic procedures regarding the use of flammable liquids, compressed gases, fume hoods, peroxides, and about a dozen other things that one might encounter in such a setting. Along with offering some lists of instructions, each area also has some helpful graphics that will help those just getting started in a lab identify key procedures and commonly-encountered pieces of equipment.

  12. Jefferson Lab: Science Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This is the homepage of the Office of Science Education of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The aim of the site is to aid Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education by increasing the number of teachers with a substantial background in math and science, strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students, especially minorities and females, and addressing the serious under-representation of minorities and females in science, math, engineering and technology careers. The page offers links to teacher resources, a student zone, games and puzzles, and programs and events. The site focuses on physical science, but some sections are useful to students and teachers of the earth system sciences.

  13. GastroLab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    GastroLab is a long-standing online gastrointestinal resource specializing in digestive disorders. The Image Library offers images of a number of different diseases, including Coeliac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Hiatal Hernia. The site offers visitors an endoscopy picture archive and video clips as well as a comprehensive dictionary of gastrointestinal terms. The Learning Center features a section of images and quizzes for use in the classroom.

  14. NASA GeneLab Concept of Operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thompson, Terri; Gibbs, Kristina; Rask, Jon; Coughlan, Joseph; Smith, Jeffrey

    2014-01-01

    NASA's GeneLab aims to greatly increase the number of scientists that are using data from space biology investigations on board ISS, emphasizing a systems biology approach to the science. When completed, GeneLab will provide the integrated software and hardware infrastructure, analytical tools and reference datasets for an assortment of model organisms. GeneLab will also provide an environment for scientists to collaborate thereby increasing the possibility for data to be reused for future experimentation. To maximize the value of data from life science experiments performed in space and to make the most advantageous use of the remaining ISS research window, GeneLab will apply an open access approach to conducting spaceflight experiments by generating, and sharing the datasets derived from these biological studies in space.Onboard the ISS, a wide variety of model organisms will be studied and returned to Earth for analysis. Laboratories on the ground will analyze these samples and provide genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic and proteomic data. Upon receipt, NASA will conduct data quality control tasks and format raw data returned from the omics centers into standardized, annotated information sets that can be readily searched and linked to spaceflight metadata. Once prepared, the biological datasets, as well as any analysis completed, will be made public through the GeneLab Space Bioinformatics System webb as edportal. These efforts will support a collaborative research environment for spaceflight studies that will closely resemble environments created by the Department of Energy (DOE), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and other institutions in additional areas of study, such as cancer and environmental biology. The results will allow for comparative analyses that will help scientists around the world take a major leap forward in understanding the effect of microgravity, radiation, and other aspects of the space environment on model organisms. These efforts will speed the process of scientific sharing, iteration, and discovery.

  15. Political Communications Lab

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    How do polls of public opinion and political behavior work exactly? Well, it's definitely a complex answer, and when you add the mix of how exactly these polls work when done in a less "traditional" fashion, such as with the Internet, things get even more complicated. Part of the mission of the Political Communication Lab at Stanford University is "to develop and administer experimental studies of public opinion and political behavior through the use of both on-line and traditional methods". The site is a rather fascinating one, as it contains a number of informative areas on work at the Lab and on the current presidential election campaign. One of the group's projects that is worth a look is the Voter Attention Share project, in which the Lab is tracking the total number of daily references to key election issues across national TV newscasts and the 80 most widely read daily newspapers from June 1 to Election Day. Visitors can also read about the group's other projects and listen to a talk on online polling by Professors James Fishkin and Shanto Iyengar.

  16. Perspectives on Industrial Innovation from Agilent, HP, and Bell Labs

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    Hollenhorst, James

    2014-03-01

    Innovation is the life blood of technology companies. I will give perspectives gleaned from a career in research and development at Bell Labs, HP Labs, and Agilent Labs, from the point of view of an individual contributor and a manager. Physicists bring a unique set of skills to the corporate environment, including a desire to understand the fundamentals, a solid foundation in physical principles, expertise in applied mathematics, and most importantly, an attitude: namely, that hard problems can be solved by breaking them into manageable pieces. In my experience, hiring managers in industry seldom explicitly search for physicists, but they want people with those skills.

  17. The Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab at Northeastern University is excited to announce a number of summer research intern positions beginning in May of 2013.

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    Patel, Aniruddh D.

    the ways in which affect, language, context, and experiences and other psychological ingredients combine making, the way that language and context shape emotion perception, sex differences in emotion, as well as data management. QUALIFICATIONS: Interest in Psychology research and some relevant coursework

  18. Showcasing the research of quantum dot sensitized solar cells from Prof. J.J.Tian's and Prof. G.Z.Cao's lab,

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    Cao, Guozhong

    . Introduction Quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSCs) can be regarded as a derivative of dye-sensitized solarShowcasing the research of quantum dot sensitized solar cells from Prof. J.J.Tian's and Prof. G cells A hierarchical structure of ZnO/TiO2 nanocable photoanode for quantum dot sensitized solar cells

  19. RiskLab - a joint Teaching Lab on Hazard and Risk Management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Baruffini, Mi.; Baruffini, Mo.; Thuering, M.

    2009-04-01

    In the future natural disasters are expected to increase due to climatic changes that strongly affect environmental, social and economical systems. For this reason and because of the limited resources, governments require analytical risk analysis for a better mitigation planning. Risk analysis is a process to determine the nature and extent of risk by estimating potential hazards and evaluating existing conditions of vulnerability that could pose a potential threat or harm to people, property, livelihoods and environment. This process has become a generally accepted approach for the assessment of cost-benefit scenarios; originating from technical risks it is being applied to natural hazards for several years now in Switzerland. Starting from these premises "Risk Lab", a joint collaboration between the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland and the Institute for Economic Research of the University of Lugano, has been started in 2006, aiming to become a competence centre about Risk Analysis and Evaluation. The main issue studied by the lab concerns the topic "What security at what price?" and the activities follow the philosophy of the integral risk management as proposed by PLANAT, that defines the process as a cycle that contains different and interrelated phases. The final aim is to change the population and technician idea about risk from "defending against danger" to "being aware of risks" through a proper academic course specially addressed to young people. In fact the most important activity of the laboratory consists in a degree course, offered both to Engineering and Architecture students of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland and Economy Students of the University of Lugano. The course is structured in two main parts: an introductive, theoretical part, composed by class lessons, where the main aspects of natural hazards, risk perception and evaluation and risk management are presented and analyzed, and a second part, composed by practical activities, where students can learn specific statistical methods and test and use technical software. Special importance is given to seminars held by experts or members of Civil Protection and risk management institutes. Excursions are often organized to directly see and study practical case studies (Eg. The city of Locarno and the lake Maggiore inundations). The course is organized following a "classical" structure (it's mainly held in a class or in an informatics lab), but students can also benefit from a special web portal, powered by "e.coursers" , the official USI/SUPSI Learning Management System , where they can find issues and documents about natural hazards and risk management. The main pedagogical value is that students can attend a course which is entirely devoted to dealing with natural and man-made hazards and risk, allowing them to resume geological, space planning and economic issues and to face real case studies in a challenging and holistic environment. The final aim of the course is to provide students an useful and integrated "toolbox", essential to cope with and to resolve the overwhelming problems due to vulnerability and danger increase of the present-day society. The course has by now reached the third academic year and the initial results are encouraging: beyond the knowledge and expertise acquired, the graduate students, that are now for the most part working in engineering studies or private companies, have shown to have acquired a mentality devoted to understanding and managing risk. REFERENCES PLANAT HTTP://WWW.CENAT.CH/INDEX.PHP?USERHASH=79598753&L=D&NAVID=154 ECOURSES HTTP://CORSI.ELEARNINGLAB.ORG/ NAHRIS HTTP://WWW.NAHRIS.CH/

  20. Estimating the Effect of the Canadian Government's 2006-2007

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    research, but also under contract to government, industry, and non- government organizations in CanadaEstimating the Effect of the Canadian Government's 2006-2007 Greenhouse Gas Policies e about climate change has prompted the Canadian government to respond with a major policy effort