Sample records for physics entrepreneurship program

  1. Establishing a Work Experience Program in Building Trades Entrepreneurship.

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    Gilli, Angelo C., Sr.; Gilli, Lynne M.

    A project was undertaken to establish a cooperative work experience program in building trades entrepreneurship. The first phase of the program, which was implemented in Baltimore, Maryland, involved the formation of a task force that included representatives of the school, business, industry, and public sectors. Eventually, two Baltimore…

  2. Physics and Entrepreneurship: A Small Business Perspective

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cleveland, Jason

    2013-03-01

    DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office, MTO, conceives and develops a wide range of technologies to benefit the US warfighter, from exotic GaN transistors to high-power fiber lasers, highly efficient embedded computer systems to synthetic biology. MTO has world class electrical and mechanical engineers, but we also have a cadre of extremely capable physicists, whose complementary skillset has been absolutely essential to identifying promising technological avenues for the office and for the agency. In this talk I will explain the DARPA model of technology development, using real examples from MTO, highlighting programs where physics-based insights have led to important new capabilities for the Dept of Defense.

  3. Corporate Entrepreneurship programs : practices and their implications in developing economies

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    Teran, Marco (Marco A. Teran Aguilar)

    2012-01-01

    Corporate Entrepreneurship is driven by external demands and internal leadership. However, this process is difficult to implement in firms because it often conflicts with the core of corporate activities and the accumulated ...

  4. Redesigning the Assessment of an Entrepreneurship Course in an Information Technology Degree Program: Embedding Assessment for Learning Practices

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    Pardede, E.; Lyons, J.

    2012-01-01

    Entrepreneurship is a novel course in the curriculum for students in the Information Technology (IT) degree program at La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia. In comparison to other IT-related courses, the Entrepreneurship course seeks to develop business management knowledge and skills; its learning design is thus different to that of other…

  5. Measuring progress in entrepreneurship education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William B. Gartner

    1997-01-01

    This article presents the results of a survey that ranked university entrepreneurship programs. The survey also explored how universities determined what courses constituted a program in entrepreneurship and how they determined the criteria that impact an entrepreneurship program's quality. We conclude the article with a discussion of the education pilot criteria for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award that may

  6. Entrepreneurship Competencies.

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    Cataldo, Paul F.

    Enterprise Skills Development Project for Youth (ESDPY), renamed Project EDGE (Encouraging the Development and Growth of Entrepreneurship), is described in this report. Project EDGE is a training program that assists youth in acquiring the entrepreneurial and life skills necessary to become successful employees/employers in the information age.…

  7. Your Potential as an Entrepreneur. Unit 1. Level 1. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 301-01.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This instructor guide for a unit on entrepreneurship potential in the PACE (Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship) curriculum includes the full text of the student module and lesson plans, instructional suggestions, and other teacher resources. The competencies that are incorporated into this module are at Level 1 of…

  8. The Effect on Economic Development of an Entrepreneurship Program at a North Carolina Community College

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    Fox, Joseph L.; Pennington, Kevin

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the findings from a review of a community college's entrepreneurship course designed to encourage business start-ups. The study utilized a survey to obtain information from 142 Haywood Community College students who completed the Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (REAL) course. Qualitative interviews were…

  9. Preparing for Entrepreneurship.

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    Rowe, Kenneth L.; Hutt, Roger W.

    This instructional guide for an entrepreneurship program of study in secondary schools is a teacher's manual combined with the essential learning activities for students. The 13 units--also appropriate for use at postsecondary or adult levels--may be used as a one-semester course, or in part, or in their entirety as supplements and hands-on…

  10. A Model Food Entrepreneur Assistance and Education Program: The Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship

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    Cranwell, Michele R.; Kolodinsky, Jane M.; Donnelly, Catherine W.; Downing, Donald L.; Padilla-Zakour, Olga I.

    2005-01-01

    The Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship (NECFE) is a collaborative effort between Cornell Univ. and the Univ. of Vermont. NECFE uses a multi-institutional and regional collaboration approach, with specific expertise and necessary facilities and resources, to provide technical assistance and education for businesses in the food industry. The…

  11. Your Potential as an Entrepreneur. Unit 1. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-01. Series No. 302-01.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This instructor guide for a unit on entrepreneurship potential in the PACE (Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship) curriculum includes the full text of the student module and lesson plans, instructional suggestions, and other teacher resources. The competencies that are incorporated into this module are at Level 2 of…

  12. Your Potential as an Entrepreneur. Unit 1. Level 3. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 303-01. Series No. 303-01.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This instructor guide for a unit on entrepreneurship potential in the PACE (Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship) curriculum includes the full text of the student module and lesson plans, instructional suggestions, and other teacher resources. The competencies that are incorporated into this module are at Level 3 of…

  13. Trends in the market for entrepreneurship faculty, 1989–1998

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Todd A. Finkle; David Deeds

    2001-01-01

    The last decade has seen a dramatic rise in the number and status of entrepreneurship programs in schools of business and management. The popularity of entrepreneurship courses has increased dramatically among both graduate and undergraduate students. Alumni and external constituencies of schools of business have generally been supportive of the development of entrepreneurship programs, and in fact in many instances

  14. Global Markets. Unit 4. Level 1. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 301-04.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This instructor guide for a unit on global markets in the PACE (Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship) curriculum includes the full text of the student module and lesson plans, instructional suggestions, and other teacher resources. The competencies that are incorporated into this module are at Level 1 of learning--understanding the…

  15. The Business Plan. Unit 5. Level 3. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 303-5.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This instructor guide for a unit on business plans in the PACE (Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship) curriculum includes the full text of the student module and lesson plans, instructional suggestions, and other teacher resources. The competencies that are incorporated into this module are at Level 3 of learning--starting and…

  16. Starting Up in a Down Market, with a Boost From Entrepreneurship Graduate Programs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Taylor, Cyrus

    2003-03-01

    In the late 1990's, it seemed that any two graduate students and their dog could start and grow a high-tech company. With the collapse of, first, the internet sector, and, more recently, the telecommunications sector, there has been a traumatic shake-out among high tech firms, and the challenges facing new firms appear to have greatly increased. This talk will highlight the keys for physics entrepreneurs to survive and even thrive in this environment, with a special initial boost from new graduate programs combining business school and physics training. The infrastructure needed by educational programs designed to empower physicists as entrepreneurs is discussed.

  17. Factors Influencing Attitude of Youth Towards Entrepreneurship

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    E. A. Dioneo-Adetayo

    2006-01-01

    The study was carried out to investigate the attitude of youth towards entrepreneurship programs. It was aimed at identifying the capacity factors of potential youth entrepreneurs and the critical external factors influencing their attitude towards entrepreneurship programs. It was also aimed at determining the level of influence of these factors and identifying the perceived enhancing factors and inhibitions on the

  18. A Thriving and Innovative Undergraduate Experiential Physics Program

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    Roughani, Bahram

    2013-03-01

    The thriving physics program at Kettering University has experienced a three-fold increase in the number of physics majors since 2002. Our unique physics program requires students alternate between on-campus academic terms and off-campus co-op work terms on a three months rotation format to complete their degree in 4.5 years that includes summer as either school or co-op term. Students complete a minimum of five terms (~15 months) of cooperative work terms, and two terms (~6 months) of senior thesis work. The IP of the thesis work done at a co-op site belongs to the company. This has attracted co-op sponsors for our program by removing the IP concerns. The cooperative and experiential education part of our program is required for graduation, without any credits assigned to it. At the end of every co-op term students' work performance is evaluated by their co-op supervisor, which should match expected performance standards. In addition to co-op and thesis, our programs include a senior capstone design project course, concentrations within physics (Acoustics, Optics, and Materials), a required technical sequence outside physics, as well as entrepreneurship across curriculum. The success of our student securing the highest paid jobs for undergraduate physics majors in the nation plus their success in graduate studies are the main ``Pull Factors'' that has lead to three fold increase the physics majors since 2002.

  19. Physical Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program

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    Weber, David J.

    Physical Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program Student Handbook PRS Student Handbook, updated 8/09 3 Overview of the Program The Doctor of Philosophy program in Physical Rehabilitation Science is aimed at training researchers capable of advancing the field of physical rehabilitation in order

  20. PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM STUDENT HANDBOOK

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    Ward, Karen

    UTEP PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM STUDENT HANDBOOK DPT Class of 2012 Summer 2010 Information herein;3 INTRODUCTION Dear Class of 2012, Welcome to the UTEP's Physical Therapy Program inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy class. Your perseverance has paid off as you begin you academic career as a Student Physical

  1. PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM STUDENT HANDBOOK

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    Ward, Karen

    UTEP PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM STUDENT HANDBOOK DPT Class of 2013 Summer 2011 Information herein Therapy Program Doctor of Physical Therapy class. Your perseverance has paid off as you begin your entitled The Doctor of Physical Therapy Characteristics. Remember you are responsible for all your actions

  2. Entrepreneurship in Finnish Universities

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    Nurmi, Piia; Paasio, Kaisu

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of universities in fostering and promoting entrepreneurship in Finland. In particular it seeks to examine the university-entrepreneurship relationship: its nature and how universities are addressing the entrepreneurship agenda. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a large…

  3. The ATLAS Forward Physics Program

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    Christophe Royon

    2010-08-19

    We describe the ATLAS Forward Physics Program at low luminosity using the rapidity gap method and a dedicated detector called ALFA to tag the protons. We also describe the physics topics of the ATLAS Forward Physics Project at high instantaneous luminosity.

  4. Impact: Stanford University's Economic Impact via Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    Quake, Stephen R.

    Impact: Stanford University's Economic Impact via Innovation and Entrepreneurship October 2012-director of the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE). As President and CEO of SRI-out and commercialization program at SRI and the David Sarnoff Research Center (now the Sarnoff Corp.) as a for

  5. Impact: Stanford University's Economic Impact via Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    Prinz, Friedrich B.

    1 Impact: Stanford University's Economic Impact via Innovation and Entrepreneurship October 2012-director of the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE). As President and CEO of SRI-out and commercialization program at SRI and the David Sarnoff Research Center (now the Sarnoff Corp.) as a for

  6. Visibility of the MIT entrepreneurship ecosystem : MIT undergraduate awareness of on-campus entrepreneurship resources

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    Cheng, Kuan, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01

    MIT has a vibrant culture of innovation and a rich history of entrepreneurship. Over the years, many organizations, programs, centers, courses, and competitions have been created to kindle, foster, and celebrate the ...

  7. PHYSICAL PLANT HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM

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    Gelfond, Michael

    PHYSICAL PLANT HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM TO: _________________________________ (Employee's Name to the Physical Plant Operating Policy/Procedure 02.15, the following is provided for your information and of noise exposure both at and away from the workplace for at least fourteen hours prior to testing. DATE

  8. Teaching New Dogs New Tricks: The Rise of Entrepreneurship Education in Graduate Schools of Business. CELCEE Digest.

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    Brown, Carolyn

    The rapid rise in entrepreneurship programs and centers has been fueled by unprecedented student demand, and the popularity of entrepreneurship courses is outstripping the supply in programs across the United States. Entrepreneurship education has been criticized as a fad by some, but it appears to have established a firm beachhead in higher…

  9. Logical Layers of Entrepreneurship

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    Tadeusz Gospodarek

    2009-01-01

    Entrepreneurship is a logical consequence of the external economic situation and the internal necessity of human well being and freedom. Therefore it should be considered as a set of interacting logical layers, based on social, psychological, economical and technological aspects. Inside each layer which may be interpret as subsystems of entrepreneurship, there are defined internal relations and possible interactions similarly

  10. The Physics Van Outreach Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    The Physics Van Outreach Program is a part of the University of Illinois Physics Department, whose Web site contains some good learning tools for kids. The question database is an accumulation of over 1000 physics related questions from kids and their corresponding answers. Visitors can browse the questions by date of entry or by subject, and can even search by keyword. The major subjects covered include air; electricity and magnets; light and sound; forces; solids, liquids, and gases; and space. Each one then contains many subcategories, which contain the links to the questions asked and their answers. This site is a great place for kids to learn about the interesting everyday physics they encounter in an easy-to-read and slow modem speed "friendly" environment.

  11. Medical Physics Graduate Program At An HBCU

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    Paul Gueye

    2006-01-01

    The Physics Department at Hampton University houses the first Medical Physics graduate program at a minority institution, and the first in the state of Virginia. Jointly established with the Eastern Virginia Medical School, the program requires students to take standard physics courses in addition to medical physics classes and clinical rotations performed at local hospitals. The associated medical physics research

  12. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: The Navajo Model.

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    Devlin, J. Stuart; Carlin, William B.

    The Navajo Nation, in the summer of 1987, sponsored the Special Pre-Business Introduction for Navajo Students (SPINS) program through the business colleges at three universities: (1) University of Arizona; (2) University of New Mexico; and (3) New Mexico State University. SPINS provided entrepreneurial training, through entrepreneurship workshops,…

  13. Entrepreneurship for Career Changers.

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    Flexman, Nancy A.

    1981-01-01

    Suggests a broad context for viewing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills; explores briefly the meanings of career change; and describes the value of applying entrepreneurial skills to career change. (CT)

  14. Clusters and entrepreneurship

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    Delgado, Mercedes

    This article examines the role of regional clusters in regional entrepreneurship. We focus on the distinct influences of convergence and agglomeration on growth in the number of start-up firms as well as in employment in ...

  15. Community Entrepreneurship: Building Entrepreneurship-facilitating Social Capital

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    Lars Rønning; Elisabet Ljunggren

    Rural development in terms of new business formation can be enhanced by activity at the community level denoted as community entrepreneurship. This study focuses on social capital as a multifaceted concept which may facilitate but also inhibit new business formation. A case study research design is applied to explore how community entrepreneurship can be successful in creating entrepreneurship-facilitating social capital

  16. Technological Entrepreneurship. Research in Entrepreneurship and Management Series.

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    Phan, Philip H., Ed.

    This document contains 11 papers on technological entrepreneurship, with particular focus on the following topics: the context of technological entrepreneurship; value creation and opportunity recognition in turbulent environments; venture capital in technological entrepreneurship; and managing in turbulent environments. The following papers are…

  17. Entrepreneurship Education Around the World

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    Prinz, Friedrich B.

    Entrepreneurship Education Around the World Tina L. Seelig Executive Director Stanford Technology for Entrepreneurship Education Context... Context... Context! Economic Political Historical Cultural #12;Common: practitioners or educators? · What is the appropriate balance between scholarly and applied research within

  18. Pollution prevention as corporate entrepreneurship

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Douglas J. Lober

    1998-01-01

    Environmental entrepreneurship is usually thought of as the creation of new products or services to meet environmental market opportunities. Pollution prevention is a new concept of the idea of environmental entrepreneurship as it is process based and focused on reducing costs rather than increasing revenues. As such, it is consistent both with the notion of entrepreneurship as a new venture

  19. Adapted Physical Education Program. 1968 Report.

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    Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA. Office of Research.

    A program was introduced in 1965 to provide individualized physical education for students in grades 1 through 12 who could not participate in regular physical education programs. Twenty-one schools and 1,640 students with a variety of conditions participated. The most frequent limitations of participants were low physical fitness, overweight, and…

  20. Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs. Position Statement

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    National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) recommends that all PK-12 schools implement a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program. Schools play an important role in public health, and the physical, mental, and social benefits of regular physical activity for youth are well documented. Leading public health, medical,…

  1. Entrepreneurship and Student Motivation

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    Vorholt, Julie; Harris, Erica

    2014-01-01

    This article describes a three-week project-based unit on entrepreneurship conducted with students in communications classes in an Academic English context. A detailed road map of the project is given, starting with an introduction and ending with final presentations and poster sessions. Students were motivated by their own interests in business…

  2. Internationalising Entrepreneurship Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jim Bell; Ian Callaghan; Dave Demick; Fred Scharf

    2004-01-01

    Despite growing policy and research interest in small firm internationalisation, little attention has been focused on the international dimensions of entrepreneurship and even less on the academic formation and personal\\/professional development of international entrepreneurs. The need to address these issues is particularly crucial in light of the emergence of small entrepreneurial “born global” firms that have able to take advantage

  3. Food Business Entrepreneurship

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Weber, Peter

    Though not a very traditional career path for food scientists, one option is to go into business for yourself by starting a food business. Food business entrepreneurship is a difficult career that entails long work hours, extensive decision making, and tasks that require knowledge beyond food science. However, there is high potential for rewards, including financial rewards, career progression, and personal flexibility.

  4. Entrepreneurship by the Books

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    Kamien, Morton I.

    2008-01-01

    The history of invention and innovation makes clear the importance of entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth. This is especially important today, when we face the twin challenges of developing new economic energy sources while avoiding the threat of global warming. Thus, it is essential that we provide potential entrepreneurs access to…

  5. Entrepreneurship Education in China

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    Li, Jun; Zhang, Yuli; Matlay, Harry

    2003-01-01

    China's recent economic success resulted, to a great extent, from the release of the entrepreneurial potential inherent in its business sectors. Yet, entrepreneurship education as a whole remains a relatively new concept and practice, in particular in the higher education sector. This explorative article reviews the recent developments in…

  6. Entrepreneurship for Women: An Unfulfilled Agenda. Information Series No. 221.

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    Eliason, Carol

    This paper outlines the characteristics and needs of the small business owner and discusses recent developments in entrepreneurship education. Special mention is made of two programs funded by the Small Business Administration to support development of programs to train men and women in entrepreneurial skills. Although most programs do not focus…

  7. Challenges and Solutions for Libraries in Serving Entrepreneurship Needs: Findings from ProQuest Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karen Resch Mckeown

    2010-01-01

    Many variations in programs and stages of development exist with regard to entrepreneurship in higher education academic institutions; however, there do appear to be common areas of information needed to support study, teaching, and research. To identify the information needs necessary to support the study of entrepreneurship, ProQuest undertook a comprehensive research effort in late 2006 with higher education institutions

  8. Role stress and entrepreneurship research

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    Joakim Wincent; Daniel Örtqvist

    2009-01-01

    Entrepreneurship as a domain of research has grown by benefiting from more established disciplines. However, a commonality\\u000a in the early stages of applying established theories to entrepreneurship is the lack of grounded research frameworks. This\\u000a paper reviews literature on role stress and develops a conceptual framework that illustrates how this construct can serve\\u000a entrepreneurship research. Based on a review of

  9. Outreach programs in physics at Hampton University

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    Pittman, Carlane J.; Temple, Doyle A.

    1996-07-01

    The Department of Physics at Hampton University generates over 4.5 M dollars of external research funding annually and operates three research centers, the Nuclear High Energy Physics Research Center, the Research Center for Optical Physics, and the Center for Fusion Training and Research. An integral component of these centers is an active outreach and recruitment program led by the Associate Director for Outreach. This program includes summer internships and research mentorships, both at Hampton University and at national laboratories such as CEBAF and NASA Langley. Faculty presentations ar local area elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are also under the auspices of this program.

  10. International Entrepreneurship Education: Postgraduate Business Student Experiences of Entrepreneurship Education

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    Rae, David; Woodier-Harris, Naomi

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: International postgraduate education in business-related subjects has grown substantially in the UK. Both MBA and specialist Masters' programmes increasingly offer entrepreneurship as a core or option. The purpose of this paper is to explore the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in meeting the expectations and motivations of…

  11. ENTREPRENEURSHIP Entrepreneurship relies on creativity, new ideas and

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    5/2013 ENTREPRENEURSHIP Entrepreneurship relies on creativity, new ideas and challenging existing University is located in the largest economic and cultural center in the state of Kansas. Because School of Business include Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, Grant Thornton, Dean and Deluca, Koch Industries Inc

  12. MODULAR PROGRAMS FOR PHYSICAL RESEARCH

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    Sethna, James P.

    on a pixel level. The edit-compile-run-edit cycle that is needed to explore complex simulations and physical out by the theory group in the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid- State Physics. Some have been ported only suggest the dynamic potential of animated sequences. PlotAtoms:A Useful Software Package Developed

  13. National Commission on Entrepreneurship

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Commission on Entrepreneurship (NCOE) was created in order to study and support entrepreneurship. NCOE's main mission is to "educate policymakers about the key barriers constraining entrepreneurs and recommend new public policies to protect and stimulate the creation and growth of an entrepreneurial economy and culture." The front page of this well designed site includes three sections which highlight the role of entrepreneurs in US society and the ways in which policy can support entrepreneurship. Along with several research papers, which may be downloaded (in .pdf format) for free the site also contains a thorough bibliography and a short collection of links, complete with pithy annotations. The Policy-Makers' Toolkit is an excellent resource and includes biographies of entrepreneurs, Fast Facts, a collection of entrepreneurial trivia, and a collection of short descriptions about future NCOE research projects. Two more sections, "About My Region" and "Speeches You Can Use," will be added shortly. Interested users will want to subscribe to the NCOE newsletter.

  14. Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Economic Performance: Reinterpreting Rogernomics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Graham Brownlow; Chris Batstone

    2007-01-01

    Entrepreneurship has been a neglected issue in the teaching and research of mainstream economics. Baumol has likened entrepreneurship to a spectre that haunts the mainstream. He provides a model of entrepreneurship that draws on a variety of sources and which suggests that entrepreneurship, depending on the underlying incentives, can affect an economy for good or ill. This framework is applied

  15. Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Setting an Agenda for Greater Discipline Contextualisation

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    Maritz, Alex; Donovan, Jerome

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the synergies, similarities and differences between entrepreneurship and innovation education and training programs, with the aim of challenging the context of such programs. Design/methodology/approach: This study utilises an extensive review of extant literature in the fields of innovation,…

  16. The most innovative entrepreneurship summer program! From idea to an initial tech start-up in 15 days

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    Knüpfer, Christian

    , multimedia and video games > Unique educational sessions: Big Data Business Models, Future of Cloud Computing is strongly focused on ICT related applications (e.g mobile applications, internet of things, big data, cloud computing). EIA hosts students from bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. The program of EIA has been

  17. Determinants Of Entrepreneurship In Europe

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Isabel Grilo; Roy Thurik

    2004-01-01

    This paper uses an Eclectic Framework explaining entrepreneurship incorporating different streams of literature and spanning different disciplines. The Eclectic Framework integrates factors shaping the demand for entrepreneurship on the one hand, with those influencing the supply of entrepreneurs on the other hand. It also creates insight into the role of public policy identifying the channels through which the demand or

  18. Development of the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship

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    Iordan Koev

    2003-01-01

    The paper studies the genesis and basic factors influencing the development of the entrepreneurship in Bulgaria. It presents an outline of the history of the Bulgarian business and entrepreneurship and examines the characteristic features of the different periods, as well as the factors underlying these features. Some generalized evaluations are made concerning the influence of the economic freedoms, the degree

  19. Linking Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sander Wennekers; Roy Thurik

    1999-01-01

    In the 1980s stagflation and high unemployment caused a renewed interest in supply side economics and in factors determining economic growth. Simultaneously, the 1980s and 1990s have seen a reevaluation of the role of small firms and a renewed attention for entrepreneurship. The goal of this survey is to synthesize disparate strands of literature to link entrepreneurship to economic growth.

  20. Sustained programs in physics teacher education

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    Scherr, Rachel

    2014-03-01

    For over a decade, physics teacher education programs have been transformed at a number of institutions around the country through support from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), led by the American Physical Society in partnership with the American Association of Physics Teachers. In 2012-2013, PhysTEC supported an independent study on the sustainability of its sites after project funding ends. The study sought to measure the extent to which programs have been sustained and to identify what features should be prioritized for building sustainable physics teacher education programs. Most PhysTEC legacy sites studied have sustained their production of physics teachers. A few sites studied have thriving physics teacher education programs, that is, programs that have continued to substantially increase their production of teachers since the PhysTEC award. All of the studied sites that sustained their production of physics teachers have a champion of physics teacher education and corresponding institutional motivation and commitment. The necessity of the champion was known from the Report of the Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP report) and borne out by this study. The necessity of institutional motivation and commitment is a finding of this study. At some sites, PhysTEC support has precipitated an institutional focus on physics teacher education, leveraging other resources (including both awards and personnel) benefiting physics teacher education. The study also documented the sustainability of components of physics teacher education programs, such as recruitment, early teaching experiences, and a teacher in residence. Sustained components tend to be those that have direct benefit to undergraduates in the physics department, whereas less-sustained components seem to be those that primarily benefit secondary teachers. The number of sustained components does not appear to correspond to teacher production; that is, sites that have sustained more (or fewer) components do not produce larger (or smaller) numbers of teachers. This result further supports the finding that the presence of the champion and corresponding institutional motivation and commitment are the key features of successful physics teacher education programs.

  1. Research program in particle physics

    SciTech Connect

    Sudarshan, E.C.G.; Dicus, D.A.; Ritchie, J.L.; Lang, K.

    1992-07-01

    This report discusses the following topics: Quantum Gravity and Mathematical Physics; Phenomenology; Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory; Status of BNL Expt. 791; BNL Expt. 791; BNL Expt. 888; and SSC Activities.

  2. AAPT Guidelines for High School Physics Programs.

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    Mays, Katherine

    The quality of a high school's physics program is determined in part by the quality of preparation and the overall workload of its teachers, along with the provision for adequate budgets, facilities, and support services. The guidelines presented in this booklet were prepared by a task force of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)…

  3. Physics 20-30: Program of Studies.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.

    Presented in English and French, Physics 20-30 is an academic program that helps students better understand and apply fundamental concepts and skills. The major goals of the program are: (1) to develop in students an understanding of the interconnecting ideas and principles that transcend and unify the natural science disciplines; (2) to provide…

  4. Physical education activity program survey

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    Lumpkin, Angela; Avery, Marybell

    1986-01-01

    as most popular: (1) racquetball; (2) tennis and aerobic dance (tie); (4) jogging; (5) weight training; (6) snow skiing; (7) swimming; (8) skin and scuba diving and voUeyball (tie); (10) golf, martial arts, and bowling (tie); (13) social dance; and (14..., canoe- ing, backpacking, cycling, recreational sports, archery, yoga, track and field, and judo. In addition to the 1-year requirement of physical education, students indicated an interest in electing courses, with more than 25% of them desiring...

  5. Utilizing Social Work Skills to Enhance Entrepreneurship Training for Women: A Ghanaian Perspective.

    PubMed

    Agbényiga, Debrenna L; Ahmedani, Brian K

    2008-12-01

    This article describes a women's entrepreneurship exchange program that was designed and facilitated with the cooperation of various governmental and nongovernmental entities in Ghana for Ghanaian women. The article briefly reviews the entrepreneurship development literature from an international perspective and discusses the Entrepreneurship Program as a targeted approach for empowering and sustaining women's economic situation in Ghana. Emphasis is placed on understanding the impact of cultural and social networks and the women's ability to succeed as entrepreneurs through the use of social work skills. PMID:20011682

  6. Nurturing and Sustaining Entrepreneurship. University, Science Park, Business and Government Partnership in Australia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mitra, Jay

    2000-01-01

    Examines entrepreneurial activities in university science and technology parks that promote innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises. Highlights projects at the University of Adelaide and Australian government programs that support entrepreneurship. (SK)

  7. Librarians and the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans: Helping Disabled Veterans With Business Research 

    E-print Network

    Hoppenfeld, Jared; Wyckoff, Trip; Henson, Jo Ann J.; Mayotte, Jenna N.; Kirkwood, Hal P. Jr.

    2013-01-01

    The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities is a national educational program that helps post-9/11 Veterans accomplish their dreams of starting their own businesses. Although their story has been well ...

  8. Why Your School Needs a Quality Physical Education Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stevens-Smith, Deborah A.

    2002-01-01

    Asserts that all elementary schools should have a regular physical-education program for children with an emphasis on physical activity. Argues that principals should insist on a quality physical-education program. (PKP)

  9. Medical Physics Graduate Program At An HBCU

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gueye, Paul

    2006-03-01

    The Physics Department at Hampton University houses the first Medical Physics graduate program at a minority institution, and the first in the state of Virginia. Jointly established with the Eastern Virginia Medical School, the program requires students to take standard physics courses in addition to medical physics classes and clinical rotations performed at local hospitals. The associated medical physics research primarily focuses on detectors development for absolute 3D dose distribution measurements (with accuracy better than ±100 microns), characterization of the uniformity or non-uniformity of Brachytherapy sources, and extraction of the 2D and 3D in-vivo dose maps for real time dose monitoring. Recent novel fundamental studies on the energy dependence of cancer cells to address, among others, mono-energetic Brachytherapy source treatments, reaction mechanisms associated with cancer cell destruction, and cancer genome identification have been launched. Each of the research conducted is strongly coupled to dedicated Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations. After presenting this unique medical physics program, we will review results obtained from its research group.

  10. Entrepreneurship and Educational Leadership Development: Canadian and Australian Perspectives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Webber, Charles F.; Scott, Shelleyann

    2008-01-01

    This article reports the entrepreneurial activities of two university faculties, one Canadian and the other Australian, that were designed to meet the educational needs of students and to garner the resources necessary for program delivery. A conceptual framework for educational entrepreneurship, containing six dimensions, is proposed. The…

  11. Special Issue: Educating for Entrepreneurship.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Industry & Higher Education, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Includes "Creating Conducive Environments for Learning and Entrepreneurship" (Gibb); "Understanding Notions of Enterprise in the Higher Education Sector" (Hartshorn); "Towards HEI (Higher Education Institution)-based New Venture Generation" (Virtanen, Laukkanen); "Entrepreneurial Universities" (Formica); "Managing Research and Development in Small…

  12. Creating value and innovation through social entrepreneurship

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Boris Urban

    \\u000a The discussion of social entrepreneurship serves the broader purpose of illuminating how entrepreneurship is significant in\\u000a dealing with social issues. In the international arena, due to a surge in non-profit organisations, social entrepreneurship\\u000a has been on the rise in recent decades, although as an academic enquiry it is still emerging. Only recently has social entrepreneurship\\u000a begun to coalesce into a

  13. Physical security technology base programs for physical security

    SciTech Connect

    Jacobs, J.

    1986-01-01

    Sandia National Laboratories is the US Department of Energy's lead laboratory for physical security research and development (R and D). In support of this mission, Sandia has maintained for several years an R and D program in each of the following technology areas: Intrusion Detection, Entry Control, CCTV Assessment, Access Delay, Alarm Display, and Guard Equipment and Training. The purpose of the technology base programs is to maintain cognizance of the capabilities of the commercial market, identify improvements and transfer technology to industry and facilities. The output of these programs supports the development of new equipment and advanced system concepts, demonstrations of proof-of-principles and system implementation. This paper will review the status of current developments and discuss trends in new technologies which are being explored for future applications, i.e., artificial intelligence, expert systems, robotics, and more automated systems.

  14. LEGAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aron S. Spencer; Bruce A. Kirchhoff

    Property rights and the legal system of countries are widely believed to have a major impact on entrepreneurship. This paper analyzes country-level data from several sources, covering business environment, economic freedom, and entrepreneurship levels, and determines that, although there is a relationship between legal structures and entrepreneurship, it is not straightforward. There is a sharp distinction between the relationship in

  15. Identifying Teaching Methods that Engage Entrepreneurship Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Balan, Peter; Metcalfe, Mike

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: Entrepreneurship education particularly requires student engagement because of the complexity of the entrepreneurship process. The purpose of this paper is to describe how an established measure of engagement can be used to identify relevant teaching methods that could be used to engage any group of entrepreneurship students.…

  16. Physical Education and Physical Activity: Results From the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sarah M. Lee; Charlene R. Burgeson; Janet E. Fulton; Christine G. Spain

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Comprehensive school-based physical activity programs consist of physical education and other physical activity opportunities including recess and other physical activity breaks, intramurals, interscholastic sports, and walk and bike to school initiatives. This article describes the characteristics of school physical educa- tion and physical activity policies and programs in the United States at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.

  17. STAR: Recent Results and Future Physics Program

    E-print Network

    Olga Barannikova; for the STAR Collaboration

    2009-01-05

    Two major advantages of the STAR detector - uniform azimuthal acceptance complementing extended pseudo-rapidity coverage, and the ability to identify a wide variety of the hadron species in almost all kinematic ranges - have allowed us to address successfully a set of key physics topics at RHIC. We report here selected recent results from the STAR experiment, including insights on system size effects on medium properties, hadronization mechanisms, and partonic energy loss from triggered and non-triggered probes. In conclusion, we present an outlook on the STAR new physics program in upcoming years.

  18. Physics program in Hall A at CEBAF

    SciTech Connect

    Saha, A.

    1990-01-01

    We present here the physics program planned for Hall A at CEBAF. It encompass exclusive as well as inclusive electromagnetic measurements requiring both high precision and accuracy. The program includes measurements of the elementary form factors of the nucleon, systematic studies of the few nucleon systems (d, {sup 3,4}He), high momentum structure of nuclei, their structure at high Q{sup 2} to look for hadronization and quark effects, spin response of nuclei via ({rvec e}, e{prime}{rvec p}) reactions and the study of nuclear pion fields.

  19. Accelerated BS/DPT Program Academic Policy and Procedure Manual 1 DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    Guenther, Frank

    BS/DPT Program Academic Policy and Procedure Manual 1 DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM Academic Behavior Graduation Deadlines Academic Dishonesty SECTION 4 Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Mission Statement Physical Therapy Program

  20. Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program

    E-print Network

    Ginzel, Matthew

    Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program NEED IMPACT STATEMENT INITIATIVE The Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program is a joint effort Care Engineering (CCE) project sponsored by the Oncological Sciences Center in Discovery Park

  1. Entrepreneurship Education for At-Risk Youth: A Successful Model for University/Business Partnerships.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DeBerg, Curtis L.; Thornton, Kelby

    An innovative entrepreneurship education program was developed and delivered during summer 1998. The program was conceived by the youth program coordinator of the Butte County, California, Private Industry Council (PIC), who had been impressed by the results of a program during which the PIC hired three students from the California State…

  2. EL Program: Smart Grid Program Manager: David Wollman, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems

    E-print Network

    EL Program: Smart Grid Program Manager: David Wollman, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, Associate Program Manager: Dean Prochaska, Smart Grid and Cyber- Physical Systems Program [updated August 23, 2013] Summary: This program develops and demonstrates smart grid measurement science

  3. Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute

    E-print Network

    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    86 Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute Participating Faculty This programD Ajointeffortofboththenaturalsciencesandtheengineeringdivisionsat RiceandoverseenbytheRiceQuantumInstitute(RQI),theAppliedPhysics Program Mechanics I (PHYS 521 or CHEM 530) Quantum Mechanics II or Statistical Physics (PHYS 522 or PHYS 526 or CHEM

  4. Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute

    E-print Network

    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    94 Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute Participating Faculty This program and the engineering divisions at Rice and overseen by the Rice Quantum Institute (RQI), the Applied Physics Program Quantum Mechanics I (PHYS 521 or CHEM 530) Quantum Mechanics II or Statistical Physics (PHYS 522 or PHYS

  5. Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute

    E-print Network

    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    1 Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute Participating Faculty This program and the engineering divisions at Rice and overseen by the Rice Quantum Institute (RQI), the Applied Physics Program is open to faculty from physics and astronomy, chemistry, mechanical engineering and materials science

  6. Articulation Agreement Washington University Program in Physical Therapy

    E-print Network

    Gering, Jon C.

    Articulation Agreement Washington University Program in Physical Therapy & Truman State University of the year proceeding the desired year of admission. 6. The GRE code for the Program in Physical Therapy who meet the requirements listed above will be reviewed by Washington University's Program in Physical

  7. LHCb status and charm physics program

    E-print Network

    P. Spradlin

    2007-11-22

    LHCb is a dedicated flavor physics experiment that will observe the 14 TeV proton-proton collisions at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Construction of the LHCb detector is near completion, commissioning of the detector is well underway, and LHCb will be fully operational and ready to take data in advance of the projected May 2008 turn-on date for the LHC. The LHCb software trigger will feature a dedicated channel for events containing D* mesons that will dramatically enhance the statistical reach of LHCb in many charm physics measurements. The LHCb charm physics program is initially focused on mixing and CP violation measurements in two body decay modes of D0. A much broader program is possible and will be explored as manpower allows. We intend to use both promptly produced charm and secondary charm from B meson decays in measurements. Initial studies have focused on using secondary D*+ mesons for mixing measurements in two body decays. Preliminary Monte Carlo studies indicate that LHCb may obtain a statistical precision of \\sigma(x'^2) = +/- 0.064 x 10^{-3} (stat) and \\sigma(y') = +/- 0.87 x 10^{-3} (stat) from a time dependent mixing analysis of wrong sign two body D0 --> pi- K+ decays and a statistical precision of \\sigma(y_{CP}) = +/- 0.5 x 10^{-3} (stat) from a ratio of the lifetimes of D0 decays to the final states K- K+ and K- pi+ in 10 fb^{-1} of data.

  8. Physics Program at The RIBF with MINOS

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Obertelli, Alexandre; Doornenbal, Pieter; Corsi, Anna; Kondo, Yosuke; Kubota, Yuki; Lee, Jenny; Nakamura, Takashi; Orr, Nigel; Sakurai, Hiroyoshi; Sasano, Masaki; Uesaka, Tomohiro

    MINOS is a new device composed of a thick hydrogen target and a vertex tracker [1]. It has been primarily conceived for the spectroscopy of rare isotopes produced at fragmentation facilities such as the RIKEN Radioactive Isotope Beam Facility. In the near future, MINOS in association with other detectors and spectrometers should contribute to exciting physics programs at the RIBF focusing on nuclei produced by hydrogen-induced secondary knockout reactions. The full detector and its electronics have been finalized at CEA Saclay and validated in Japan at the end of 2013. Among foreseen experiments, a scientific program named SEASTAR dedicated to the study of shell evolution and measurement of new 2+ state energies in medium-mass unstable nuclei has been initiated at the RIBF. SEASTAR aims at exploiting the unique opportunities offered by the RIBF and the association of the high-efficiency DALI2 gamma array [2] and MINOS. The first campaign was held in May 2014. In this communication, a brief presentation of the MINOS detection system is presented as well as the intended physics program at the RIBF. A report on the first SEASTAR campaign foreseen this spring is given.

  9. Prosperity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert J. Tosterud

    2008-01-01

    Influential economists and U.S. federal policy make rs are of the opinion that much of U.S. economic gr owth in the last 15 years can be attributed to innovation, tech nological change, and entrepreneurship. Alan Greens pan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, credits economic e xpansion to the creation and diffusion of new techn ologies which have led to

  10. Freedom, Entrepreneurship and Economic Progress

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. R. Clark; Dwight R. Lee

    2006-01-01

    All countries have people with an entrepreneurial spirit, but in far too many of them their talent and drive lie fallow. We argue that the most fertile soil for the seeds of entrepreneurship consists of the freedom and informed discipline that characterise market economies. In markets, freedom and informed discipline reinforce each other in ways that allow entrepreneurial failures to

  11. Development of the Bulgarian entrepreneurship

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Iordan Koev

    2003-01-01

    The genesis and the basic factors in the development of the Bulgarian entrepreneurship are investigated. Evaluations are drawn of its condition and the overall economic development, and concrete specifics and reasons are sorted out. Some comparative evaluations and generalizations are advanced from the viewpoint of the economic freedom, the scale of state interference, the influence of the European culture and

  12. Entrepreneurship and State Public Policy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven F. Kreft; Elham Mafi-Kreft

    2007-01-01

    Many state and local governments have focused on enacting policies to promote entrepreneurship in an effort to enhance economic growth. This paper will test the relationship between entrepreneurial activity and state economic freedom in a Granger causality framework. We build a panel data set of freedom scores and entrepreneurial activity measures within the fifty US states from 1981 to 2003,

  13. Measuring Entrepreneurship in Business Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hazeldine, Mary; Miles, Morgan

    2007-01-01

    The recent positions of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Foundation for Management Developments (EQUIS) on the value of entrepreneurship suggest a more entrepreneurial perspective in a business school's culture and strategic processes for obtaining and sustaining a business school's reputation. The…

  14. DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM TECHNICAL STANDARDS/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS FOR THE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

    E-print Network

    Vertes, Akos

    DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM TECHNICAL STANDARDS/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS FOR THE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Program in Physical Therapy is dedicated to supporting students in all of their educational endeavors. The goal

  15. Physical Activity Patterns of Preschoolers during a Developmental Movement Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Deal, Tami Benham

    1993-01-01

    Examined preschoolers' physical activity levels during participation in an 8-week developmental movement program. Found that preschoolers maintained moderate to vigorous physical activity over a period of time. Physical activity patterns remained consistent throughout the program. Preschoolers' heart rates were significantly elevated from resting…

  16. 10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046.12 Section...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program. (a) Each incumbent...who has not met the applicable physical fitness qualification standard, shall...

  17. 10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046.12 Section...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program. (a) Each incumbent...who has not met the applicable physical fitness qualification standard, shall...

  18. 10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046.12 Section...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program. (a) Each incumbent...who has not met the applicable physical fitness qualification standard, shall...

  19. 10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046.12 Section...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program. (a) Each incumbent...who has not met the applicable physical fitness qualification standard, shall...

  20. 10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046.12 Section...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program. (a) Each incumbent...who has not met the applicable physical fitness qualification standard, shall...

  1. SNO+: Physics program and status update

    SciTech Connect

    Sibley, L. [Department of Physics, 4-181 CCIS, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2E1 (Canada); Collaboration: SNO+ Collaboration

    2014-06-24

    Joining the current generation of neutrinoless double beta decay experiments, SNO+ is a kilotonne-scale liquid scintillator neutrino detector housed 2 km underground in Vale Canada Ltd’s Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Through re-purposing existing hardware in place for the now decommissioned Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), and employing a rigourous materials purification and selection program, SNO+ will investigate neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 130}Te. Owing to its size, SNO+ expects a sensitivity to the effective Majorana neutrino mass near 100 meV with a 0.3% loading of natural Te and several years of data collection. Designed as a general purpose detector, SNO+ also has a robust physics program that includes investigations of solar and supernova neutrinos, and reactor and geo anti-neutrinos. Construction of the detector is nearly complete, with the first water-fill commissioning phase set to begin at the end of this year and the neutrinoless double beta decay phase following in late 2014.

  2. SNO+: Physics program and status update

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sibley, L.; SNO+ Collaboration

    2014-06-01

    Joining the current generation of neutrinoless double beta decay experiments, SNO+ is a kilotonne-scale liquid scintillator neutrino detector housed 2 km underground in Vale Canada Ltd's Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Through re-purposing existing hardware in place for the now decommissioned Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), and employing a rigourous materials purification and selection program, SNO+ will investigate neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te. Owing to its size, SNO+ expects a sensitivity to the effective Majorana neutrino mass near 100 meV with a 0.3% loading of natural Te and several years of data collection. Designed as a general purpose detector, SNO+ also has a robust physics program that includes investigations of solar and supernova neutrinos, and reactor and geo anti-neutrinos. Construction of the detector is nearly complete, with the first water-fill commissioning phase set to begin at the end of this year and the neutrinoless double beta decay phase following in late 2014.

  3. USF Physical Plant Recycling Program Updated November 2013

    E-print Network

    Meyers, Steven D.

    USF Physical Plant Recycling Program Updated November 2013 #12;Beginnings · Program initiated · Continuously expanding recycling efforts #12;Paper Recycling · Currently recycling mixed paper Office paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, paperbacks · PPD has distributed about 2,400 office-size recycling

  4. A 30-Minute Physical Education Program Improves Students' Executive Attention

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kubesch, Sabine; Walk, Laura; Spitzer, Manfred; Kammer, Thomas; Lainburg, Alyona; Heim, Rudiger; Hille, Katrin

    2009-01-01

    Physical activity is not only beneficial to physical health but also to cognitive functions. In particular, executive functions that are closely related to learning achievement can be improved by acute and recurring physical activity. We examined the effects of a single 30-min physical education program in contrast to a 5-min movement break on…

  5. Preparatory Curriculum for PSSC and Other Physics Programs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Louis Deall; Lawrence Badar

    1963-01-01

    A laboratory-oriented introductory course for beginning high school students is described. Specially developed materials, including a device called the ``category approach'' to the use of mathematics in physical reasoning are discussed. Some techniques and materials from the PSSC Physics program have been incorporated. Vertical articulation of the entire science curriculum is achieved through this Introductory Physics course, Chemistry, PSSC Physics,

  6. Physical Education and Physical Activity: Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lee, Sarah M.; Burgeson, Charlene R.; Fulton, Janet E.; Spain, Christine G.

    2007-01-01

    Background: Comprehensive school-based physical activity programs consist of physical education and other physical activity opportunities including recess and other physical activity breaks, intramurals, interscholastic sports, and walk and bike to school initiatives. This article describes the characteristics of school physical education and…

  7. Physical fitness and health education program at NASA Headquarters

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Angotti, Cathy

    1993-01-01

    The topics discussed include the following: policy procedures to enter the NASA Headquarters Physical Fitness and Health Program; eligibility; TDY eligibility; health promotions offered; and general facility management.

  8. Out-of-School Learning. A Physical Education Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lerch, Harold A.; Byrd, Mabel M.

    1986-01-01

    An out-of-school learning program for youth in grades 4 through 8 is being implemented by the Florida Department of Education. The Neighbors Involved in Kids Education (NIKE) Clubs program includes physical education as an essential part of the program. This program is described. (MT)

  9. Phys & Ast Undergrad Program Assessment Plan Updated August 27, 2009 Program Assessment Plan for Physics & Astronomy Undergraduate Programs -DRAFT

    E-print Network

    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    Assessment Plan for Physics & Astronomy ­ Undergraduate Programs," will be housed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and will be controlled by the Undergraduate Programs Assessment Coordinator, UNC-tomorrow, and our program assessment plans, the Department of Physics and Astronomy's vision

  10. Entrepreneurship, economic development and institutions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zoltan J. Acs; Sameeksha Desai; Jolanda Hessels

    2008-01-01

    This paper is an introduction to the special issue from the 3rd Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Research Conference held in\\u000a Washington, D.C., in 2008. The paper has three objectives. First, to discuss the importance of the three stages of economic\\u000a development, the factor-driven stage, the efficiency-driven stage and the innovation-driven stage. Second, to examine the empirical evidence on the relationship between

  11. DOES ENTREPRENEURSHIP IMPROVE WELL-BEING? (SUMMARY)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Virginie Vial; Julien Hanoteau; Frederic Prevot

    2011-01-01

    Entrepreneurship, and specifically Schumpeterian entrepreneurship, has historically played a central role in development (Acs & Mueller, 2008). Its effects have primarily been linked to the process of industrialisation and economic growth (Schumpeter, 1934 & 1943 ; Solow, 1957 ; Penrose, 1959 ; Audretsch & Thurik, 2001). However, since the 1990s, policy-makers increasingly tend to emphasize the overarching importance of development

  12. Entrepreneurship and regulation: dynamics and political economy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. W. Lee

    1991-01-01

    Three dynamic, descriptive models of the economy are studied in which entrepreneurship and regulation are interdependent. These models, adapted from population biology, capture Baumol's observation that economic regulations are used by entrepreneurs against entrepreneurs and therefore should be made an endogenous variable in a theory of the supply of entrepreneurship. The models differ in the number of competitive processes admitted,

  13. Assessment: Examining Practice in Entrepreneurship Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pittaway, Luke; Edwards, Corina

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop knowledge about the nature of student assessment practice in entrepreneurship education. Design/methodology/approach: This paper introduces general assessment practice issues and highlights key considerations. It explains prior research on assessment practice in entrepreneurship education and argues…

  14. Guide to Entrepreneurship Education: Programmes and Practice

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Learning and Skills Network (NJ3), 2009

    2009-01-01

    One of the most important factors in successful entrepreneurship is for education to nurture the right mindset within students. To develop this mindset, the inclusion of entrepreneurship in a student's education is essential and therefore must be included on the curriculum. This short Learning and Skills Network (LSN) guide identifies areas of…

  15. Graduate Entrepreneurship: More than Child's Play

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hegarty, Cecilia; Jones, Colin

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: With the unbridled demand for entrepreneurship in higher education, the purpose of this paper is to identify how pedagogy can inhibit students in making the transition to graduate entrepreneurship. Along the way, the concept of what and who is a graduate entrepreneur is challenged. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reports upon the…

  16. Entrepreneurship and economic performance: a macro perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roy Thurik; Sander Wennekers; Lorraine M. Uhlaner

    2002-01-01

    The present paper provides a theoretical framework of the relationship between the rate of entrepreneurship and national economic performance. The first part deals with some aspects of the recent economics literature on the relation between entrepreneurship and small business on the one hand, and economic growth on the other. In particular, it gives a summary of some work of the

  17. Entrepreneurship, small business and economic growth

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roy Thurik; Sander Wennekers

    2004-01-01

    Looks at the relationship between small business and entrepreneurship and also the differences between the two. Stresses that both are important separately and, in addition, notes where they overlap. Posits that in the early part of the last century small businesses were both vehicles for entrepreneurship and sources of employment and income but, although still important in the post-war years,

  18. JAKE JABS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP (JJCBE)

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    JAKE JABS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP (JJCBE) MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY ACCOUNTING 498 ___________________________________ _______________ On-site Supervisor Signature Date Please return this evaluation to: Jake Jabs College of Business to the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship by the end of the semester (approximately mid

  19. Entrepreneurship Education: Towards an Industry Sector Approach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Richardson, Ita; Hynes, Briga

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to consider the requirements for an industry sector approach to entrepreneurship education--the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. A modified Process Framework for Entrepreneurship Education is presented focusing specifically on ICT. The primary components of the Process Framework are…

  20. Entrepreneurship Education: Experiences in Selected Countries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bakar, Rosni; Islam, Md Aminul; Lee, Jocelyne

    2015-01-01

    Entrepreneurship and education play a role in enhancing the country's economic state. Entrepreneurship helps the economy by providing job opportunities. The lack of job opportunities has caused unemployment rates to increase tremendously throughout the years making the development rate of a country slow down. One way for the economy to improve is…

  1. JAKE JABS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP (JJCBE)

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    JAKE JABS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP (JJCBE) MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PACKET ______________________________________________________________________________ The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship congratulates you on considering an internship for credit. We strongly believe that an internship can be an extremely valuable and even life

  2. Conditions for entrepreneurship of Polish students

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jaroslaw Korpysa

    2008-01-01

    Entrepreneurship is a distinguishing characteristic of managing societies as it determines success of individuals, organisations as well as remaining social and cultural phenomena having its source in needs and motivation of entrepreneur on the one hand; on the other hand, it is deep-rooted in the surrounding environment. Entrepreneurship plays a key role in transformation and lays the foundation for the

  3. Tenured / Tenure-Track Position Available in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy

    E-print Network

    Almor, Amit

    Tenured / Tenure-Track Position Available in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy University Program in Physical Therapy at the University of South Carolina is inviting Program in Physical Therapy (DPT) is a fully-accredited entry-level program

  4. 76 FR 17384 - Applications for New Awards; Carol M. White Physical Education Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-29

    ...New Awards; Carol M. White Physical Education Program AGENCY: Office of...Information Carol M. White Physical Education Program Notice Inviting Applications...Program: The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) provides...

  5. Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute

    E-print Network

    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    88 Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute Participating Faculty This program is open to faculty from physics and astronomy, chemistry, mechanical engineering and materials science of both the natural sciences and the engineering divisions at Rice and overseen by the Rice Quantum

  6. Physical Education Job Security. Saving Our Jobs and Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stevens, Deborah Ann; Carpenter, Adelaide

    1998-01-01

    Examines several issues related to job security for physical educators, such as how to gain support from principals and administrators, how to gain support and be involved in the total school program, how to identify the qualities of a successful physical education program, and how to seek help from higher education. (SM)

  7. Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: Helping All Students Achieve 60 Minutes of Physical Activity Each Day

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    Elliot, Eloise; Erwin, Heather; Hall, Tina; Heidorn, Brent

    2013-01-01

    The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance recommends that all schools implement a comprehensive school physical activity program. Physical activity is important to the overall health and well-being of everyone, including all school age children. The benefits of physical activity are well documented and include the…

  8. Physical Education majors must be accepted to the College of Education Physical Education Teacher Education Program

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    Milchberg, Howard

    Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance) activities. - Participation and/or makingPhysical Education majors must be accepted to the College of Education Physical Education Teacher Education Program Physical Education Admissions to College of Education Requirements 1. Completion of 45

  9. The President's Challenge Physical Fitness Program Packet, 1997-98.

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    President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.

    The President's Challenge Physical Fitness Awards Program makes four awards: The Presidential Physical Fitness Award recognizes those students who score at or about the 85th percentile on all five tests; the National Physical Fitness Award for those in the 50th to 84th percentile; the Participant Award for those who fall below the 50th percentile…

  10. Physical Disability on Children's Television Programming: A Content Analysis

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    Bond, Bradley J.

    2013-01-01

    Research Findings: Media representations of physical disability can influence the attitudes of child audiences. In the current study, the depiction of physical disability was analyzed in more than 400 episodes of children's television programming to better understand how media depict physical disability to children and, in turn, how exposure may…

  11. Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy Alumni News

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    Grishok, Alla

    Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy Alumni News SHANNON NARASIMHAN, DPT Shannon to physical therapy treatments. With her upbeat and personable attitude, she strives to give patients results Narasimhan, CUDPT 2012 Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour Shannon is currently a Neuro Tour Physical

  12. Initiating and Strengthening College and University Instructional Physical Activity Programs

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    Sweeney, Michelle M.

    2011-01-01

    The National Association for Sport and Physical Education supports the offering of strong college and university instructional physical activity programs (C/UIPAPs). With a rapid decline in physical activity levels, high stress levels, and unhealthy weight-loss practices among college-age students, it is apparent that C/UIPAPs embedded in the…

  13. Is Your Physical Education Program Ready to Combat Obesity?

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    Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2004

    2004-01-01

    According to a survey by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, over 76% of parents concerned about the escalating childhood obesity rates and the rise of Type II diabetes, see daily physical activity as key to optima health and academic success. Physical education program should help students develop health-related fitness,…

  14. A Pilot Program in Adapted Physical Education: Hillsborough High School.

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    Thompson, Vince

    The instructor of an adapted physical education program describes his experiences and suggests guidelines for implementing other programs. Reviewed are such aspects as program orientation, class procedures, identification of student participants, and grading procedures. Objectives, lesson plans and evaluations are presented for the following units…

  15. Students' Daily Physical Activity Behaviors: The Role of Quality Physical Education in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program

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    Chen, Wiyun; Hypnar, Andrew J.; Mason, Steve A.; Zalmout, Sandy

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the contribution of quality physical education (QPET) in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) which is intended to promote physical activity (PA) behaviors in and outside of schools. Participants were nine elementary physical education teachers and their fourth- and fifth-grade students…

  16. Seminar in Physics, January 22, 2013 Physics & Astronomy Grad Program

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    Glashausser, Charles

    are called for Understand the underlying physics (and/or astronomy) A research project is not required dissertation advisor #12;Research Topic High Energy Theory Students without advanced preparation will probably Dissertation and defense 2 Seminar in Physics, January 22, 2013 #12;Steps to Candidacy Take and pass

  17. [Experimental and theoretical high energy physics program

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    Finley, J.; Gaidos, J.A.; Loeffler, F.J.; McIlwain, R.L.; Miller, D.H.; Palfrey, T.R.; Shibata, E.I.; Shipsey, I.P.

    1993-04-01

    Experimental and theoretical high-energy physics research at Purdue is summarized in a number of reports. Subjects treated include the following: the CLEO experiment for the study of heavy flavor physics; gas microstrip detectors; particle astrophysics; affine Kac{endash}Moody algebra; nonperturbative mass bounds on scalar and fermion systems due to triviality and vacuum stability constraints; resonance neutrino oscillations; e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} collisions at CERN; {bar p}{endash}p collisions at FNAL; accelerator physics at Fermilab; development work for the SDC detector at SSC; TOPAZ; D-zero physics; physics beyond the standard model; and the Collider Detector at Fermilab. (RWR)

  18. Building an undergraduate physics program with Learning Assistants

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    Price, Edward

    2013-04-01

    In 2007, the CSUSM Physics Department began offering a B.S. in Applied Physics, its first physics bachelors degree program. The program has grown from 11 majors in 2008 to over 80 in 2012, due in part to recruiting students from local high schools and community colleges. More broadly, because most CSUSM students come from the local region, the longer-term health of the Department is coupled with the vitality and strength of local high school physics education. In addition, establishing a new physics degree required curriculum development and offered the opportunity to incorporate recent innovations in physics education when developing courses. A Learning Assistants (LA) Program, established by the Department in 2008, has been a critical component in these efforts to recruit students, build local educational networks, and implement innovative curricula. In an LA Program, undergraduate Learning Assistants assist faculty in class, meet regularly with the course instructor, and participate in a weekly seminar on teaching and learning, which provides guidance on effective instruction and an opportunity to reflect on their experiences in the classroom. The LA program promotes course transformation, improved student learning, and teacher recruitment. This talk will describe the CSUSM LA Program and its role in support of our growing applied physics degree program.

  19. PACE. A Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Part I: Getting Ready to Become an Entrepreneur. Unit B: Are You an Entrepreneur? Research and Development Series No. 194 A-2.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

    This three-part curriculum for entrepreneurship education is primarily for postsecondary level, including four-year colleges and adult education, but it can be adapted for special groups or vocational teacher education. The emphasis of the three instructional units in Part I is understanding businesses. Unit B focuses on individual and…

  20. Physical programming: designing tools for children to create physical interactive environments

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    Jaime Montemayor; Allison Druin; Allison Farber; Sante Simms; Wayne Churaman; Allison D'Amour

    2002-01-01

    Physical interactive environments can come in many forms: museum installations, amusement parks, experimental theaters, and more. Programming these environments has historically been done by adults, and children, as the visiting participants, have been offered few pre-created choices to explore. Given these creative limitations, the goal of our research has been to develop programming tools for physical interactive environments that are

  1. Physical Activity Change through Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Urban Elementary Schools

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    Centeio, Erin E.; McCaughtry, Nate; Gutuskey, Lila; Garn, Alex C.; Somers, Cheryl; Shen, Bo; Martin, Jeffrey J.; Kulik, Noel L.

    2014-01-01

    The impact of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs) on urban children's, educators', and parents' physical activity (PA) is relatively unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore overall changes in student, educator, and parent PA after an 8-month CSPAP-based program. This longitudinal, exploratory study…

  2. UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS PROGRAM

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    Rutherfoord, John P. [University of Arizona] [University of Arizona; Johns, Kenneth A. [University of Arizona] [University of Arizona; Shupe, Michael A. [University of Arizona] [University of Arizona; Cheu, Elliott C. [University of Arizona] [University of Arizona; Varnes, Erich W. [University of Arizona] [University of Arizona; Dienes, Keith [University of Arizona] [University of Arizona; Su, Shufang [University of Arizona] [University of Arizona; Toussaint, William Doug [University of Arizona] [University of Arizona; Sarcevic, Ina [University of Arizona] [University of Arizona

    2013-07-29

    The High Energy Physics Group at the University of Arizona has conducted forefront research in elementary particle physics. Our theorists have developed new ideas in lattice QCD, SUSY phenomenology, string theory phenomenology, extra spatial dimensions, dark matter, and neutrino astrophysics. The experimentalists produced significant physics results on the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider and on the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron. In addition, the experimentalists were leaders in detector development and construction, and on service roles in these experiments.

  3. Excellence in Physics Education Award: Graduate Programs for Professional Development of Physics Teachers

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    Jackson, Jane

    2014-03-01

    The landscape for high school physics is changing rapidly, especially with the need to merge physics into a coherent STEM curriculum that smoothly integrates it with chemistry and biology. Accordingly, there is an urgent need for graduate professional development programs to help in-service teachers cope with these changes. One such program was created in 2001 by the physics department at Arizona State University after a decade of NSF funding for the Modeling Instruction Program. We discuss what has been learned from that experience with recommendations for creating similar programs at other universities.

  4. Fundamental Physics Program and the NASA Mission

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    Trinh, Eugene

    2003-01-01

    The accomplishments of Physics, the increasing power of its instruments, and its expanding reach into other sciences have generated an unprecedented set of scientific opportunities. The committee has identified six such Grand Challenges listed below in no particular order: Developing quantum technologies. Creating new materials. Understanding complex systems. Unifying the forces of Nature. Exploring the universe Applying Physics to Biology.

  5. Guidelines for High School Physics Programs

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    American Association of Physics Teachers (NJ1), 2002

    2002-01-01

    The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) developed this document as a resource for high school administrators, parents, and teachers who are interested in developing guidelines for physics curriculum and instruction in their school(s). These guidelines reflect the goals of the AAPT, with an emphasis on instructional strategies and…

  6. Machine Code Programming in the Physics Laboratory.

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    Wilson, R. J.

    1984-01-01

    A BASIC computer program was written for an experiment that measures the time of a fall of a ball-bearing dropped through a measured distance. However, the timing subroutine was written in machine language. The reason for using machine language, the machine language program, hardware used, and the experiment are discussed. (JN)

  7. Personalized extensions : democratizing the programming of virtual-physical interactions

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    Idlbi, Abdulrahman Y

    2014-01-01

    This thesis describes a new framework that enables a wider range of people to extend and customize programming environments to support more personalized explorations, especially in the physical world. While the vocabulary ...

  8. Promoting Success in the Physical Sciences: The University of Wisconsin's Physics Learning Program

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    Nossal, S. M.; Jacob, A. T.

    2002-05-01

    The Physics Learning Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides small group, academic and mentoring support for students enrolled in algebra-based introductory physics courses. Those students accepted into our program are potentially at-risk academically in their physics course or for feeling isolated at the University. They include, among others, students who have not taken high school physics, returning adults, minority students, students with disabilities, and students with English as a second language. A core component of the program is the peer-lead teaching and mentoring groups that match upper level undergraduate physics majors with students potentially at-risk in introductory physics. The tutors receive ongoing training and supervision throughout the year. The program has expanded over the years to include staff tutors, the majority of whom are scientists who seek additional teaching experience. The Physics Peer Mentor Tutor Program is run in collaboration with a similar chemistry program at the University of Wisconsin's Chemistry Learning Center. We will describe our Physics Learning Programs and discuss some of the challenges, successes, and strategies used to work with our tutors and students.

  9. Academic EntrepreneurshipViews on Balancing the Acropolis and the Agora

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    Alan M. Glassman; Richard W. Moore; Gerard L. Rossy; Kent Neupert; Nancy K. Napier; Daryl E. Jones; Michael Harvey

    2003-01-01

    Given the disquieting changes in higher education worldwide, universities need new directions and ways of thinking about how to operate.In this article, we propose the notion of academic entrepreneurship, in which each employee pursues or supports those who pursue opportunities to build and improve their units, colleges, or universities.W e present ways that individual faculty members, program managers, department chairs,

  10. Entrepreneurship Education and Training: The Building of a Centre of Expertise.

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    Clayton, Graham

    Confederation College (CC) in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is recognized internationally for its expertise in entrepreneurship education. CC began its work in this area in 1983-84 with two pilot projects providing community outreach service. Since then, the college has established the following programs: the Northwest Enterprise Centre (NEC), which…

  11. The Bergeron Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship (open rank) About the position

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    on entrepreneurship and new ventures, and will provide real world business experience to aspiring student-entrepreneurs. This program will be an integral part of and an important contributor to the vibrant intellectual environment-based centre, gives unprecedented access to large multinationals and to hundreds of smaller entrepreneurial

  12. Engineering Education on the "Fuzzy" Front End: A High-Technology Entrepreneurship Model

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    Crawford, G. P.; Broer, D. J.; Bastiaansen, C. W. M.

    2006-01-01

    We have developed a university entrepreneurship program, culminating in a prototype and business plan, with five objectives: (1) value for all academic participants' (2) introduction to engineering issues for students; (3) refinement of engineering students' "soft" skills; (4) training for students in creating value out of embryonic ideas; and (5)…

  13. Riding the dragon : entrepreneurship under market transition

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    Wang, Yanbo, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01

    This dissertation focuses on three of the most important questions in entrepreneurship study, namely venture financing, corporate strategy and firm performance. The main thrust of the dissertation is to elaborate the ...

  14. Hermeneutic phenomenology and international entrepreneurship research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard G. Seymour

    2006-01-01

    It is not uncommon for business researchers to avoid discussion associated with the philosophy of science. In this paper,\\u000a it is argued that this avoidance weakens the quality and insightfulness of entrepreneurship and international entrepreneurship\\u000a research, which by definition should be concerned with human action and activity. This paper explores the implications of\\u000a alternative research philosophies and argues that a

  15. Program of Studies, Physical Education 7-12.

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    Fairfax County Schools, VA.

    GRADES OR AGES: Grades 7-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Physical Education--includes sections on a) team sports, b) individual and dual sports, and c) dance. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The first section presents a program description and general goals. The second section describes a) objectives, b) activities, c) understandings, d) teaching…

  16. Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    Applied Physics Graduate Program The Rice Quantum Institute Participating Faculty I (PHYS 521 or CHEM 530) Quantum Mechanics II or Statistical Physics (PHYS 522 or PHYS 526 or CHEM the natural sciences and the engineering divisions at Rice and overseen by the Rice Quantum Institute (RQI

  17. Creative Funding Ideas for Your Physical Education Program

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    Bodie, Mark C.

    2014-01-01

    Physical educators often find it difficult to secure funding for their programs in these tough economic times. However, there is funding out there, if one knows where to look and how to ask for it. This article describes how physical education teachers can make a funding action plan, who to contact, where to write to, and how to get equipment for…

  18. The Elementary Physical Education Program: Quality and Sustainability in Pennsylvania

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    Weimer, Alison

    2013-01-01

    This study examined enabling conditions related to implementing and sustaining a high-quality physical education program at three elementary schools in Pennsylvania. Physical education is being reduced or removed from elementary curriculums because of reduced school budgets and a strong focus on academic standards. Furthermore, the lack of…

  19. Training Others to Lead Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs

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    Mosier, Brian; Heidorn, Brent

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe two unique approaches to implementing specific components of a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) in local K-12 schools. The information is presented from the lens of two physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty members who were not the individuals implementing the CSPAP,…

  20. AAPT Guidelines for Two-Year College Physics Programs.

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    Dickison, Alexander, Ed.; And Others

    The quality of a two-year college's physics program is determined in part by the quality of preparation and the overall workload of its teachers, along with the provision for adequate budgets, facilities, and support services. The guidelines presented in this booklet were prepared by a task force of the American Association of Physics Teachers…

  1. Guide to accelerator physics program SYNCH: VAX version 1987. 2

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    Parsa, Z.; Courant, E.

    1987-01-01

    This guide is written to accommodate users of Accelerator Physics Data Base BNLDAG::DUAO:(PARSA1). It describes the contents of the on line Accelerator Physics data base DUAO:(PARSA1.SYNCH). SYNCH is a computer program used for the design and analysis of synchrotrons, storage rings and beamlines.

  2. Using Assessment Data To Monitor Physical Education Programs.

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    Allen, Ray

    2002-01-01

    Describes a model used by Michigan school districts, in collaboration with Michigan State University, in ongoing program- improvement efforts. The model is intended to help physical education leaders systematically address assessment of core program objectives, collect accurate data that directly affects instruction, then aggregate the data and…

  3. Small business activity does not measure entrepreneurship

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    Henrekson, Magnus; Sanandaji, Tino

    2014-01-01

    Entrepreneurship policy mainly aims to promote innovative Schumpeterian entrepreneurship. However, the rate of entrepreneurship is commonly proxied using quantity-based metrics, such as small business activity, the self-employment rate, or the number of startups. We argue that those metrics give rise to misleading inferences regarding high-impact Schumpeterian entrepreneurship. To unambiguously identify high-impact entrepreneurs we focus on self-made billionaires (in US dollars) who appear on Forbes Magazine’s list and who became wealthy by founding new firms. We identify 996 such billionaire entrepreneurs in 50 countries in 1996–2010, a systematic cross-country study of billionaire entrepreneurs. The rate of billionaire entrepreneurs correlates negatively with self-employment, small business ownership, and firm startup rates. Countries with higher income, higher trust, lower taxes, more venture capital investment, and lower regulatory burdens have higher billionaire entrepreneurship rates but less self-employment. Despite its limitations, the number of billionaire entrepreneurs appears to be a plausible cross-country measure of Schumpeterian entrepreneurship. PMID:24449873

  4. Building a Program of University Physics and Mathematics Education

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    Tanaka, Tadayoshi; Nakamura, Akira; Kagiyama, Shigenori; Namiki, Masatoshi; Ejiri, Arisato; Ohshima, Kazunari; Mishima, Akiomi; Aoki, Katsuhiko

    Authors built physics learning modules which consist of lectures, experiments and practices, introducing physics experiments of elementary and secondary education. In addition, we are operating "KIT Mathematics Navigation" in order to complement mathematical basics to engineering education. Based on these results, we are building studies and development of an education program in order to support the learning paradigm shift and to help students learn physics and mathematics complimentarily for liberal arts education course in universities.

  5. Researching Entrepreneurship and Education. Part 1: What Is Entrepreneurship and Does It Matter?

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    Matlay, Harry

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: This article is the first in a series of conceptual and empirical contributions that, individually and cumulatively, seek to analyse, develop and link two important fields of research: "entrepreneurship" and "entrepreneurship education." Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper undertakes a critical literature review and a methodical…

  6. The Association between Program Characteristics and Enrollment in Postprofessional Doctorate Programs in Physical Therapy

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    Wetmore, Stephanie W.

    2010-01-01

    For nearly three decades, there has been a shortage of doctoral-trained faculty and researchers in physical therapy and currently only a small number of programs offer an advanced doctoral degree in the field. Little is known about factors related to program choice for students in these programs. This study examined the following research problem:…

  7. Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics Program at Ryerson University

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    Antimirova, Tetyana

    2006-12-01

    A new Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics program at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario was launched in Fall 2006. The program builds on Ryerson’s strong existing capabilities in biomedical physics research. The program’s point of entry is the common first year during which all students in Biology, Chemistry, Contemporary Science and Medical Physics programs complete the foundation courses that include physics, calculus, biology, chemistry, and introduction to computing. In addition to the foundation courses, the first-year studies include an orientation course that supports the students in making a successful transition to university studies. The courses beyond the first year include such topics as radiation therapy, image analysis, medical diagnostics and computer modeling techniques. In the final year the students will undertake an independent, faculty-supervised thesis project in an area of personal research interest. Co-op and industrial internship options are available. Our program promotes natural interaction between physics, life sciences, mathematics and computing. The flexibility built into our curriculum will open a variety of career options for our graduates.

  8. Outsourcing Development: The State, Entrepreneurship, and Information Technologies in India

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    Sanders, Seth

    Outsourcing Development: The State, Entrepreneurship, and Information Technologies in India_______________ ___________________________________________Date_______________ University of California, Berkeley Fall 2008 #12;Outsourcing Development: The State, Entrepreneurship, and Information Technologies in India Copyright 2008 By Renee Kuriyan #12;1 Abstract Outsourcing

  9. Undergraduate Physical Education Programs: Issues and Approaches.

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    Lawson, Hal A., Ed.

    Papers presented at the National Professional Preparation Conference in Physical Education were revised and expanded for publication in this monograph. In part I, two papers, "Professional Preparation Conferences: One More Time" (W. G. Anderson) and "Current Context and Future Curriculum" (M. J. Ellis), set the stage for a presentation of…

  10. Highlights from RHIC Spin Physics Program

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    Liu, Ming X. [P-25, MS H846, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

    2011-10-24

    The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory delivers the world's highest energy polarized proton-proton collisions at a center of mass energy up to 500 GeV and provides a unique opportunity to study the quark and gluon spin structure of the proton and QCD dynamics at high energy scale. RHIC has produced many exiting physics results in recent years. The latest data from RHIC significantly constrain the gluon spin contribution to the proton spin, and the parity violating single spin asymmetry are observed for the first time in W production by both the PHENIX and STAR collaborations. In this report, I present the latest results from the PHENIX and STAR experiments, followed by a brief discussion of the future prospects of transverse physics, particularly on the importance of the unique measurements of Drell-Yan single spin asymmetry.

  11. 366 / Programs and Courses Physics and

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    Mills, Allen P.

    . McCollum, Ph.D. John C. Nickel, Ph.D. Douglas E. MacLaughlin, Ph.D. Raymond L. Orbach, Ph.D. Michael.General physics (calculus-based) equivalent to PHYS 040A, PHYS 040B, PHYS 040C, each course completed with a grade of "C" or better 2.First-year calculus, equivalent to MATH 009A, MATH 009B, MATH 009C, each course

  12. The Strangeness Physics Program at CLAS

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    Daniel S. Carman

    2007-01-08

    An extensive program of strange particle production off the nucleon is currently underway with the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) in Hall B at Jefferson Laboratory. This talk will emphasize strangeness electroproduction in the baryon resonance region between W=1.6 and 2.4 GeV, where indications of s-channel structure are suggestive of high-mass baryon resonances coupling to kaons and hyperons in the final state. Precision measurements of cross sections and polarization observables are being carried out with highly polarized electron and real photon beams at energies up to 6 GeV. The near-term and longer-term future of this program will also be discussed.

  13. Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship in a Boundless Research System

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    Dell'Anno, Davide

    2008-01-01

    International entrepreneurship and knowledge-based entrepreneurship have recently generated considerable academic and non-academic attention. This paper explores the "new" field of knowledge-based entrepreneurship in a boundless research system. Cultural barriers to the development of business opportunities by researchers persist in some academic…

  14. Statistical Issues in Applied Entrepreneurship Research: Data, Methods and Challenges

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    Simon C Parker

    This chapter discusses aspects of the statistical measurement of entrepreneurship, and the use of statistical methods in explaining the role of entrepreneurship in modern economies. The discussion is conducted with reference to topical issues in current entrepreneurship research. The chapter is divided into five sections, the first two sections each containing three components, relating to data measurement, the statistical methods

  15. The Implications of Academic Entrepreneurship for University Administration

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    Teczke, Janusz; Gawlik, Remigiusz

    2004-01-01

    The authors argue that universities should offer training and education in Entrepreneurship to all students but particularly to those wishing to become entrepreneurs. Certain institutional changes in favour of Entrepreneurship should be made at the level of governance. Once started, Entrepreneurship programmes can reimburse the initial investments…

  16. Entrepreneurship Education in Schools: Empirical Evidence on the Teacher's Role

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    Ruskovaara, Elena; Pihkala, Timo

    2015-01-01

    Different approaches and methodologies for entrepreneurship education have been introduced for schools. However, a better theoretical and empirical understanding of the antecedents of entrepreneurship education is needed. The authors analyze what entrepreneurship education practices are used in schools and what role the school and the teacher are…

  17. The moral space in entrepreneurship: ethical imperatives and moral legitimacy

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    Alistair R Anderson; Robert Smith

    This paper explores the morality associated with entrepreneurship. It has been argued that there is no moral space in entrepreneurship, but such instrumental views may the miss out much of the nature of enterprise and how it is understood. Consequently we propose that a social constructed perspective, based upon the meanings of entrepreneurship, may help to understand the morality of

  18. Entrepreneurship: economic and social embedding of the production of futures

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    Ted Fuller

    Entrepreneurship, the practice of creating new economic enterprises through innovation that are sustained by economic performance, is, theoretically, an individualistic account of socio-economic change. If new enterprises and new economies are created by entrepreneurship then to what extent does this activity harbour prescience and to what extent does its creative destruction carry moral responsibility? Although entrepreneurship is socially constructed as

  19. Entrepreneurship Education for Women: A Research Review and Agenda.

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    Kent, Calvin A.

    Although the importance of entrepreneurship to the American economy has been documented, a review of research reveals that knowledge about entrepreneurship education is sparse and that research on entrepreneurship education for women is almost nonexistent. A summary of this research indicates that sex stereotyping in schools inhibits women from…

  20. Intellectual Entrepreneurship: An Authentic Foundation for Higher Education Reform

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    Beckman, Gary D.; Cherwitz, Richard A.

    2009-01-01

    Our position in this article is that "intellectual entrepreneurship" provides an intellectually authentic philosophical foundation that can sustain cross-campus and interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education. Drawing upon initiatives begun at The University of Texas at Austin, we document how intellectual entrepreneurship educates…

  1. Entrepreneurship Education and Veterinary Medicine: Enhancing Employable Skills

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    Henry, Colette; Treanor, Lorna

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: This paper has the purpose of exploring the potential for entrepreneurship education within veterinary medicine. It aims to examine some of the key themes in the entrepreneurship education literature, discuss the make-up of the UK veterinary sector, consider veterinary curricula requirements and illustrate how entrepreneurship education…

  2. Fixed Target Beauty Physics Experimental Programs

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    Garbincius, P.H.

    1987-11-01

    The current and near term future fixed target physics efforts in observing particles with open beauty are reviewed. This includes a compilation of the non-observation upper limits and the observation of both upsilon and b-states. A short discussion of the theoretical predictions for the hadro-produced beauty pairs is included. The major part of this review is devoted to the techniques and tricks employed, a survey of the current and proposed experiments. A personal summary of the experimental prospects concludes this report. 28 refs., 26 figs.

  3. Resiliency in Physics: The Lived Experiences of African-American Women Who Completed Doctoral Physics Programs

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    Burnette, Samara Fleming

    2013-01-01

    Currently, little is known about African-American women with doctoral degrees in physics. This study examined the lived experiences of African-American women who completed doctoral programs in physics. Due to factors of race and gender, African-American women automatically enter a double-bind in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics…

  4. The Physics Program of CLAS12

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    S. Niccolai

    2011-01-01

    The experimental program to study nucleon structure at the 12-GeV upgraded JLab using the CLAS12 detector is presented here. The focus of this paper is on deeply virtual exclusive processes, giving access to the Generalized Parton Distributions, and semi-inclusive processes that allow extraction of Transverse Momentum Dependent distribution functions. With its wide acceptance, high luminosity, good resolution and particle identification capabilities, large Q2 and xB coverage (1

  5. After-School Program Impact on Physical Activity and Fitness

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    Michael W. Beets; Aaron Beighle; Heather E. Erwin; Jennifer L. Huberty

    2009-01-01

    Context: The majority of children do not participate in sufficient amounts of daily, health-enhancing physical activity. One strategy to increase activity is to promote it within the after-school setting. Although promising, the effectiveness of this strategy is unclear. A systematic review was performed summarizing the research conducted to date regarding the effectiveness of after-school programs in increasing physical activity. Evidence

  6. Application of Genetic Programming to High Energy Physics Event Selection

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    Link, J M; Anjos, J C; Bediaga, I; Castromonte, C; Göbel, C; Machado, A A; Magnin, J; Massafferri, A; De Miranda, J M; Pepe, I M; Polycarpo, E; Dos Reis, A C; Carrillo, S; Casimiro, E; Cuautle, E; Sánchez-Hernández, A; Uribe, C; Vázquez, F; Agostino, L; Cinquini, L; Cumalat, J P; O'Reilly, B; Segoni, I; Stenson, K; Butler, J N; Cheung, H W K; Chiodini, G; Gaines, I; Garbincius, P H; Garren, L A; Gottschalk, E; Kasper, P H; Kreymer, A E; Kutschke, R; Wang, M; Benussi, L; Bertani, M; Bianco, S; Fabbri, Franco Luigi; Pacetti, S; Zallo, A; Reyes, M; Cawlfield, C; Kim, D Y; Rahimi, A; Wiss, J; Gardner, R; Kryemadhi, A; Chung, Y S; Kang, J S; Ko, B R; Kwak, J W; Lee, K B; Cho, K; Park, H; Alimonti, G; Barberis, S; Boschini, M; Cerutti, A; D'Angelo, P; Di Corato, M; Dini, P; Edera, L; Erba, S; Inzani, P; Leveraro, F; Malvezzi, S; Menasce, D; Mezzadri, M; Moroni, L; Pedrini, D; Pontoglio, C; Prelz, F; Rovere, M; Sala, S; Davenport, T F; Arena, V; Boca, G; Bonomi, G; Gianini, G; Liguori, G; Lopes-Pegna, D; Merlo, M M; Pantea, D; Ratti, S P; Riccardi, C; Vitulo, P; Hernández, H; López, A M; Méndez, H; Paris, A; Quinones, J; Ramírez, J E; Zhang, Y; Wilson, J R; Handler, T; Mitchell, R; Engh, D; Hosack, M; Johns, W E; Luiggi, E; Moore, J E; Nehring, M; Sheldon, P D; Vaandering, E W; Webster, M; Sheaff, M

    2005-01-01

    We review genetic programming principles, their application to FOCUS data samples, and use the method to study the doubly Cabibbo suppressed decay D+ -> K+ pi+ pi- relative to its Cabibbo favored counterpart, D+ -> K- pi+ pi+. We find that this technique is able to improve upon more traditional analysis methods. To our knowledge, this is the first application of the genetic programming technique to High Energy Physics data.

  7. Application of Genetic Programming to High Energy Physics Event Selection

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    The FOCUS Collaboration; J. M. Link

    2005-05-12

    We review genetic programming principles, their application to FOCUS data samples, and use the method to study the doubly Cabibbo suppressed decay D+ -> K+ pi+ pi- relative to its Cabibbo favored counterpart, D+ -> K- pi+ pi+. We find that this technique is able to improve upon more traditional analysis methods. To our knowledge, this is the first application of the genetic programming technique to High Energy Physics data.

  8. ALHEP symbolic algebra program for high-energy physics

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    V. Makarenko

    2007-04-13

    ALHEP is the symbolic algebra program for high-energy physics. It deals with amplitudes calculation, matrix element squaring, Wick theorem, dimensional regularization, tensor reduction of loop integrals and simplification of final expressions. The program output includes: Fortran code for differential cross section, Mathematica files to view results and intermediate steps and TeX source for Feynman diagrams. The PYTHIA interface is available. The project website http://www.hep.by/alhep contains up-to-date executables, manual and script examples.

  9. Physical Education Grades K-12. Program Evaluation 1995-1996. Focus on Program Evaluation.

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    Des Moines Public Schools, IA.

    This document reports on an evaluation of physical education programs in grades K-12 in Des Moines (Iowa). The document is divided into seven parts. Part 1, "Introduction," reviews the mission and philosophies regarding teaching physical education. Part 2, "Context Evaluation," summarizes Iowa state policies, standards, and regulations; provides a…

  10. Health care entrepreneurship: financing innovation.

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    Grazier, Kyle L; Metzler, Bridget

    2006-01-01

    Entrepreneurship is often described as the ability to create new ventures from new or existing concepts, ideas and visions. There has been significant entrepreneurial response to the changes in the scientific and social underpinnings of health care services delivery. However, a growing portion of the economic development driving health care industry expansion is threatened further by longstanding use of financing models that are suboptimal for health care ventures. The delayed pace of entrepreneurial activity in this industry is in part a response to the general economy and markets, but also due to the lack of capital for new health care ventures. The recent dearth of entrepreneurial activities in the health services sector may also due to failure to consider new approaches to partnerships and strategic ventures, despite their mutually beneficial organizational and financing potential. As capital becomes more scarce for innovators, it is imperative that those with new and creative ideas for health and health care improvement consider techniques for capital acquisition that have been successful in other industries and at similar stages of development. The capital and added expertise can allow entrepreneurs to leverage resources, dampen business fluctuations, and strengthen long term prospects. PMID:16583848

  11. Russian Space Program: Experiments in Solar-Terrestrial Physics

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    L. M. Zelenyi; V. D. Kuznetsov; Yu. D. Kotov; A. A. Petrukovich; M. M. Mogilevsky; K. A. Boyarchuk; G. N. Zastenker; Yu. I. Yermolaev

    2004-01-01

    We present a brief review of scientific milestones of the Russian Space Research Program for 2006-2015 in the field of solar and solar-terrestrial physics and describe several space projects: CORONAS-PHOTON, RESONANCE, CLIPPER, INTERHELIOPROBE, and THERION-F2.

  12. Students' Perspectives of Urban Middle School Physical Education Programs

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    Dyson, Ben; Coviello, Nicole; DiCesare, Emma; Dyson, Lisa

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore and interpret students' perspectives of their experiences in four urban middle school physical education programs. Focus group interviews with 76 students were supported by field notes and researchers' reflective journals. Researchers used constant comparison methods (Lincoln & Guba, 1985) to identify seven…

  13. University of British Columbia Physics & Astronomy Outreach Program

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    Karczmarek, Joanna

    parking to Hebb Theatre) Hebb theatre has limited capacity (375 people), so come early! For more information including how to get to the Faraday Show, visit: http://outreach.phas.ubc.ca/faraday/ or contact us at outreach@phas.ubc.ca We will see you here! Contact Us - Physics & Astronomy Outreach Program

  14. The Hispanic Experience in Physical Education Programs and Departments

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    Hodge, Samuel R.; Cervantes, Carlos M.; Vigo-Valentin, Alexander N.; Canabal-Torres, Maria Y.; Ortiz-Castillo, Esther M.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to discuss challenges and identify strategies to increase the representation of Hispanic faculty in the academy, particularly Physical Education (PE) programs and departments at doctorate-granting universities. Recommendations to increase the presence and improve the experiences of Hispanic faculty are provided.…

  15. xyZET: A Simulation Program for Physics Teaching.

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    Hartel, Hermann

    2000-01-01

    Discusses xyZET, a simulation program that allows 3D-space in numerous experiments in basic mechanics and electricity and was developed to support physics teaching. Tests course material for 11th grade at German high schools under classroom conditions and reports on their stability and effectiveness. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/YDS)

  16. 76 FR 73587 - The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Meeting of the National...

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  3. 77 FR 12235 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    ...of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship AGENCY: Economic...SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will hold a meeting...Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to innovation and entrepreneurship in the United...

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship AGENCY: Office of...

  5. STEP -A Technology & Startup Program

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    Rimon, Elon

    STEP - A Technology & Startup Program For High School Students July 2014 International School Join, and exploring the unique entrepreneurial and innovative "spirit of the Startup Nation." STEP- A Technology & Startup Program "MysummeronSTEPwassimplyincredible.Tobeginwith, the option of studying entrepreneurship

  6. NASA's Microgravity Fluid Physics Program: Tolerability to Residual Accelerations

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    Skarda, J. Raymond

    1998-01-01

    An overview of the NASA microgravity fluid physics program is presented. The necessary quality of a reduced-gravity environment in terms of tolerable residual acceleration or g levels is a concern that is inevitably raised for each new microgravity experiment. Methodologies have been reported in the literature that provide guidance in obtaining reasonable estimates of residual acceleration sensitivity for a broad range of fluid physics phenomena. Furthermore, a relatively large and growing database of microgravity experiments that have successfully been performed in terrestrial reduced gravity facilities and orbiting platforms exists. Similarity of experimental conditions and hardware, in some cases, lead to new experiments adopting prior experiments g-requirements. Rationale applied to other experiments can, in principle, be a valuable guide to assist new Principal Investigators, PIs, in determining the residual acceleration tolerability of their flight experiments. The availability of g-requirements rationale from prior (mu)g experiments is discussed. An example of establishing g tolerability requirements is demonstrated, using a current microgravity fluid physics flight experiment. The Fluids and Combustion Facility (FCF) which is currently manifested on the US Laboratory of the International Space Station (ISS) will provide opportunities for fluid physics and combustion experiments throughout the life of the ISS. Although the FCF is not intended to accommodate all fluid physics experiments, it is expected to meet the science requirements of approximately 80% of the new PIs that enter the microgravity fluid physics program. The residual acceleration requirements for the FCF fluid physics experiments are based on a set of fourteen reference fluid physics experiments which are discussed.

  7. Defining the field of research in entrepreneurship

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    Chirstian Bruyat; Pierre-André Julien

    2001-01-01

    Although the field of entrepreneurship is recognized as being of fundamental importance for our economy, and although many researchers throughout the world have turned their attention to it, there is, as yet, no agreement as to the research object in this scientific field. Empirical research has described the phenomenon from different standpoints. It has also shown that the phenomenon is

  8. Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth

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    Steven F. Kreft; Russell S. Sobel

    With the recognition that entrepreneurial activity is a key factor in economic growth, many local governments have begun to enact policies targeted at promoting entrepreneurship. One frequently cited strategy for promoting entrepreneurial activity is to attract large amounts of venture capital, in the hopes of inducing more entrepreneurial activity. In this paper we test the direction of causality between venture

  9. Does a Free Press Nurture Entrepreneurship?

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    Nabamita Dutta; Sanjukta Roy; Russell S. Sobel

    2009-01-01

    Entrepreneurship is the main engine of economic growth and prosperity. Previous research has explored both the factors that make individuals more likely to be entrepreneurs and the economic policies that foster entrepreneurial activity. In this paper we explore, for the first time, the relationship between media freedom and entrepreneurial activity. A free press might increase entrepreneurial activity because it increases

  10. Two-tiered entrepreneurship and economic development

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    Peter T. Leeson; Peter J. Boettke

    2009-01-01

    This paper argues that there are two tiers of entrepreneurship important for economic development. One is concerned with investments in productive technologies that improve productivity and better service consumer needs. The other is concerned with the creation of protective technologies that secure citizens’ private property rights vis-à-vis one another. In the developing world where governments cannot or do not protect

  11. Individual and Environmental Determinants of Entrepreneurship

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    Alvaro Cuervo

    2005-01-01

    I argue that to better understand the emergence of entrepreneurial activity in a given country, we need to complement the analysis of the psychological and non-psychological characteristics of the individual entrepreneur that currently dominates entrepreneurship studies with the analysis of environmental characteristics in terms of the availability of resources and competition, as well as the conditions of the institutions that

  12. V-TECS Guide for Entrepreneurship.

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    Vaughan, Ellen; Richardson, Emily

    This entrepreneurship curriculum guide for South Carolina educators addresses the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains of learning. There are 10 units: (1) conducting the initial feasibility study; (2) determining financial feasibility; (3) establishing a legal structure; (4) analyzing available time; (5) preparing a marketing plan; (6)…

  13. Hands-On Teaching and Entrepreneurship Development.

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    da Silveira, Marcos Azevedo; da Silva, Mauro Schwanke; Kelber, Christian R.; de Freitas, Manuel R.

    This paper presents the experiment being conducted in the Electric Circuits II course (ELE1103) at PUC-Rio's Electrical Engineering Department since March 1997. This experiment was held in both the fall and the spring semesters of 1997. The basis for the experiment was concurrent teaching methodology, to which the principles of entrepreneurship…

  14. Entrepreneurship and university-based technology transfer

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    Gideon D. Markman; Phillip H. Phan; David B. Balkin; Peter T. Gianiodis

    2005-01-01

    The success of business incubators and technology parks in university settings is often determined by how well technology is transferred from the labs to their startup firms. University technology transfer offices (UTTOs) function as “technology intermediaries” in fulfilling this role. Yet, entrepreneurship theory and research on the role of the UTTO in business incubation and new venture formation is sparse.

  15. A Comparison of Programming Languages and Algebraic Notation as Expressive Languages for Physics.

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    Sherin, Bruce L.

    2001-01-01

    Considers some of the implications of replacing, for the purposes of physics instruction, algebraic notation with programming language. Introduces a framework based on two theoretical constructs. Concludes that algebra-physics can be characterized as the physics of balance and equilibrium and programming-physics as the physics of processes and…

  16. The Ontario Northern Outreach Program in physical therapy.

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    Beggs, C

    1988-01-01

    The Northern Outreach Program (NOP) in Ontario, Canada was initiated in 1980 by the Health Sciences Faculties at The University of Western Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health. Objectives of the NOP are to contribute to development of health services and health manpower in Northern Ontario and to develop supportive research programs. NOP Coordinators are appointed to their respective faculties from each of the following disciplines: Communicative Disorders, Library Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy (PT). PT coordinators identify needs and opportunities for development of PT service and manpower in the North, collaborating with District Health Councils and health professionals. Programs are developed considering the areas of service, manpower, education, and research. Programs include workshops, consultations, student clinical placements, and access to library resources. An external evaluation of the NOP was carried out and ongoing evaluation of the PT program is based on feedback from program participants. The NOP has been effective in supporting development of PT services in Northern Ontario, decreasing professional isolation and also serves as a model for other programs. Alternatives for recruitment and retention of manpower and research opportunities must continue to be developed to ensure optimal delivery of health care to underserviced areas. PMID:10289060

  17. Integrating Social Entrepreneurship with Service and Experiential Learning: A Case Study at the University of Notre Dame

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    Paulsen, Melissa A.

    2012-01-01

    The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, supported by the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, launched a Microventuring Certificate Program in the fall of 2006, designed to engage upper-level undergraduate business and nonbusiness students in the provision of technical assistance and other consulting services to low-income…

  18. Medical & Health Physics Coop Program Students from the Medical & Health Physics Coop Program have conducted work terms in the fields of experimental

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Medical & Health Physics Coop Program Students from the Medical & Health Physics Coop Program have, cancer centres, private industry and government ministries and agencies. Coop Jobs have Included: Medical Safety Student Assistant in Medical Imaging Examples of Medical & Health Physics Coop Work Term Duties

  19. South Dakota Physical Education Standards: A Comprehensive Physical Education Program Resource Guide.

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    South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.

    These South Dakota physical education standards provide a framework for use by state education and health agencies and local school districts to create an instructional program that will enable their students to become healthy and capable of academic success. It is a framework for making decisions about which lessons, strategies, activities, and…

  20. Economics without Entrepreneurship or Institutions: A Vocabulary Analysis of Graduate Textbooks

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    Dan Johansson

    2004-01-01

    A teacher’s words reflect the theory and methods he uses. Words reveal theoretical structures, the problems identified as relevant, and how those problems should be analyzed. I investigate whether entrepreneurship-rich and institutions-rich theories are represented in Ph.D. programs in economics. I analyze textbooks for the presence of terms that fall naturally into two sets. One set deals with the knowledge

  1. Prospective PhD Program -School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Applied Physics

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    Prospective PhD Program - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Applied Physics INSTRUCTIONS 1/7/14 #12;Applied Physics Prospective PhD Program - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Student Name

  2. ITER physics program and implications for plasma measurements

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    Mukhovatov, V.; Costley, A.E.; Bartiromo, R.; Boucher, D.; Fujisawa, N.; Gribov, Y.; Janeschitz, G.; Johnson, L.; Kasai, S.; de Kock, L.; Marmar, E.; Muraoka, K.; Nagashima, A.; Orlinski, D.; Ortolani, S.; Perkins, F.; Petrov, M.; Post, D.; Putvinski, S.; Rosenbluth, M.; Sauter, O.; Stott, P.E.; Strelkov, V.; Vayakis, G.; Walker, C.; Wesley, J.C.; Yamamoto, S.; Young, K.M. [ITER San Diego Joint Work Site, La Jolla, California 92037 (United States)] [ITER San Diego Joint Work Site, La Jolla, California 92037 (United States); the ITER Physics Expert Groups% ITER Joint Central Team and Home Teams

    1997-02-01

    Key objectives of the first ten years of ITER operation are the investigation of the physics of burning plasmas and the demonstration of long-pulse ignited plasma technologies. These include studies of plasma confinement and stability, divertor operation, disruption mitigation and control, noninductive current drive, and steady state operation under conditions when the plasma is heated predominantly by alpha particles. The ITER operational plan envisages two and a half years for commissioning and initial operation with hydrogen plasmas at up to 100 MW of auxiliary heating power when initial tests of divertor operation and evaluation of disruption effects will be made. In order to meet the operational and programmatic goals, it will be necessary to make a wide range of plasma measurements. In this article the preliminary operational plan and physics program are presented and the implications for plasma measurements are outlined. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  3. Gender factors and female entrepreneurship: International evidence and policy implications

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    Nada Kobeissi

    2010-01-01

    Nowadays, the transformations taking place in female entrepreneurship at the national and international levels and the importance\\u000a of such entrepreneurship for economic growth and poverty alleviation underscore the need for more global and diversified analysis\\u000a of female entrepreneurial activities. The literature however regarding international comparisons of female entrepreneurship\\u000a practices remains limited and becomes even more limited when exploring such practices

  4. Nascent Entrepreneurship and the Level of Economic Development

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    Sander Wennekers; André van Wennekers; Roy Thurik; Paul Reynolds

    2005-01-01

    Based upon two strands of literature, this paper hypothesizes a U-shaped relationship between a country’s rate of entrepreneurial\\u000a dynamics and its level of economic development. This would imply a different scope for entrepreneurship policy across subsequent\\u000a stages of development. Regressing global entrepreneurship (GEM) 2002 data for nascent entrepreneurship in 36 countries on\\u000a the level of economic development as measured either

  5. Entrepreneurship as a non-profit-seeking activity

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    Matthias Benz

    2009-01-01

    It is typically assumed that people engage in entrepreneurship because there are profits to be made. In contrast to this view,\\u000a this paper argues that entrepreneurship is more adequately characterized as a non-profit-seeking activity. Evidence from a\\u000a broad range of authors and academic fields is discussed showing that entrepreneurship does quite generally not pay in monetary\\u000a terms. Being an entrepreneur

  6. A proposed application programming interface for a physical volume repository

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    Jones, Merritt; Williams, Joel; Wrenn, Richard

    1996-01-01

    The IEEE Storage System Standards Working Group (SSSWG) has developed the Reference Model for Open Storage Systems Interconnection, Mass Storage System Reference Model Version 5. This document, provides the framework for a series of standards for application and user interfaces to open storage systems. More recently, the SSSWG has been developing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for the individual components defined by the model. The API for the Physical Volume Repository is the most fully developed, but work is being done on APIs for the Physical Volume Library and for the Mover also. The SSSWG meets every other month, and meetings are open to all interested parties. The Physical Volume Repository (PVR) is responsible for managing the storage of removable media cartridges and for mounting and dismounting these cartridges onto drives. This document describes a model which defines a Physical Volume Repository, and gives a brief summary of the Application Programming Interface (API) which the IEEE Storage Systems Standards Working Group (SSSWG) is proposing as the standard interface for the PVR.

  7. Non-Large Hadron Collider Physics Program at CERN

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    Rondio, Ewa (CERN) [CERN

    2011-08-17

    CERN has a diversified program at the chain of accelerators also used as LHC injectors. Selected examples of recent results will be used to illustrate the depth and the breadth of the overall physics program. Starting from lowest energies – the only decelerator at CERN (AD) is looking at antimatter production and trapping. First trapped anti-hydrogen were reported in 2010. Interdisciplinary team is working in the CLOUD experiment, where systematic studies on condensation have just started with the unique equipment allowing control of contamination, temperature and radiation dose. They may affect our understanding of climate changes. At SPS, results from Compass on the studies of nucleon spin structure bring the conclusion on how much gluons contribute to the nucleon spin. These results will be presented in more details. SPS beam is also used to produce high energy neutrinos which are sent towards Gran Sasso underground laboratory where OPERA and ICARUS detectors are waiting to register them. First observation of tau neutrino interaction was reported by OPERA last year. It is expected that the broad and evolving physics program will be supported at CERN to complement the research at the energy frontier.

  8. Entrepreneurship education and Web 2.0

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    Brian Jones; Norma Iredale

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The social nature of the Web 2.0 environment creates marketing opportunities via shared learning through online exchange of views. Web 2.0 creates opportunities and poses challenges for, amongst other things, the management of education and business reputation. This paper aims to look at Web 2.0 and explore the uses to which it might be put in furthering entrepreneurship

  9. Entrepreneurship and the taste for discrimination

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    Christopher J. Coyne; Justin P. Isaacs; Jeremy T. Schwartz

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyzes the connection between discrimination and entrepreneurship. We contend that the entrepreneur is the central\\u000a mechanism through which inefficiencies associated with discrimination are competed away. In addition to illuminating the mechanism\\u000a through which existing discrimination tends to be eliminated, we also consider the more difficult case of consumer discrimination.\\u000a The standard assumption is that consumer discrimination will not

  10. Political entrepreneurship and bidding for political monopoly

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    Michael Wohlgemuth

    2000-01-01

    .   An analytical framework for dealing with political entrepreneurship and reform is proposed which is based on some new combinations\\u000a of Schumpeterian political economy, an extended version of Tullock's model of democracy as franchise-bidding for natural monopoly\\u000a and some basic elements of New Institutional Economics. It is shown that problems of insufficient award criteria and incomplete\\u000a contracts which may arise

  11. Entrepreneurship in the Theory of the Firm

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    Philip E. Auerswald

    2008-01-01

    This paper develops micro-economic foundations for a theory of entrepreneurship and growth, focusing on innovation and opportunity\\u000a as intermediate linkages between the two. Expanding upon points of tangency between Schumpeter and Coase, the paper argues\\u000a that transactions costs are the glue that holds together entrepreneurial “new combinations.” Technological\\/organizational\\u000a complexity of production is defined as the extent to which a technical

  12. Long-term implementation of the CATCH physical education program.

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    Kelder, Steven H; Mitchell, Paul D; McKenzie, Thomas L; Derby, Carol; Strikmiller, Patricia K; Luepker, Russell V; Stone, Elaine J

    2003-08-01

    To test the effectiveness of the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH) program, a randomized trial was conducted in 96 elementary schools in four regions of the United States. Results from the original trial indicated a significant positive effect on the delivery of physical education (PE). All 56 former intervention schools (FI), 20 randomly selected former control schools (FC), and 12 newly selected unexposed control schools (UC) were assessed 5 years postintervention. Results indicate a strong secular trend of increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in PE classes among both FC and UC schools. The FI schools surpassed the Healthy People 2010 goal for MVPA during PE lesson time (i.e., 50%), whereas the FC and UC schools came close to it. Barriers to implementing CATCH PE included insufficient training and lower importance of PE compared to other academic areas and indicate the need for in-service training. PMID:12929897

  13. PhysicsGP: A Genetic Programming Approach to Event Selection

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    Cranmer, K S; Cranmer, Kyle

    2005-01-01

    We present a novel multivariate classification technique based on Genetic Programming. The technique is distinct from Genetic Algorithms and offers several advantages compared to Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines. The technique optimizes a set of human-readable classifiers with respect to some user-defined performance measure. We calculate the Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of this class of learning machines and consider a practical example: the search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson at the LHC. The resulting classifier is very fast to evaluate, human-readable, and easily portable. The software may be downloaded at: http://cern.ch/~cranmer/PhysicsGP.html

  14. NASA's space physics theory program - An opportunity for collaboration

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    Vinas, Adolfo F.

    1990-01-01

    The field of theoretical space physics offers a unique opportunity to Latin American scientists for collaborative participation in NASA programs where the greatly increased complexity of both experimental observations and theoretical simulations requires in-depth comparisons between theory and observational data. The key problem areas identified by NASA for aggressive work in the decade of the 1990s are the nature of flows and turbulence, acceleration and transport of particles, the coupling of microphysics and macrophysics, the coupling of local and global dynamics, and nonclassical plasmas.

  15. Students' Perceptions of Entrepreneurship at a Historically Black University in Central Mississippi

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    Curry, Mercidee

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine students' perceptions of entrepreneurship at a historically black university in central Mississippi. The study examined five areas of students' perceptions: entrepreneurship, an entrepreneur, entrepreneurial opportunities, entrepreneurship education, and entrepreneurship and technology, and…

  16. "Why" and "How" We Can Teach Social Entrepreneurship in a Capstone Course

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    Fenton, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Social entrepreneurship, while not a new term, does not have a universal definition. Teaching entrepreneurship in a comprehensive university capstone course often includes a formal business plan project. By incorporating concepts of social entrepreneurship, students develop an awareness of entrepreneurship beyond a more traditional approach. This…

  17. The Relationship between Physical Therapist Assistant Faculty Characteristics and Program Outcomes on the National Physical Therapy Examination

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    Novak, Malorie Kosht

    2009-01-01

    Background. There is a paucity of published literature regarding the correlation between faculty characteristics and outcomes on the National Physical Therapy Examination for Physical Therapist Assistants (NPTE-PTA). Purpose. To determine if there was a relationship between faculty characteristics in PTA educational programs and program outcomes…

  18. Creating a Before-School Physical Activity Program: Pre-Service Physical Educators' Experiences and Implications for PETE

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    McMullen, Jaimie; van der Mars, Hans; Jahn, Julie A.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of physical education teacher education (PETE) majors enrolled in an internship course that provided them with authentic experiences promoting and facilitating a before-school physical activity (PA) program and to examine the associated implications for PETE programs within the Comprehensive…

  19. Towards a Search for the Meaning of Entrepreneurship

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    Kobia, Margaret; Sikalieh, Damary

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The primary purpose of this literature review paper is to address the question why it is difficult to define entrepreneurship despite the amount of research that has taken place in the field. In addition, the paper also aims to demonstrate how the struggle to define entrepreneurship has impacted on entrepreneurial careers in Kenya.…

  20. Entrepreneurship Education in the Virginia Community College System.

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    Drury, Richard L.; Mallory, Walter D.

    2000-01-01

    Examines the extent of credit and non-credit offerings in entrepreneurship and small-business management in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Indicates that entrepreneurship training and education is not a priority at all Virginia community colleges. Finds that there is strong demand for such offerings from students enrolled in the…

  1. 1 2009 OHIO VENTURE CAPITAL REPORT Center for Entrepreneurship

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    Jones, Michelle

    1 2009 OHIO VENTURE CAPITAL REPORT Center for Entrepreneurship entrepreneurship.osu.edu CULTIVATING THE FUTURE 2009 OHIO VENTURE CAPITAL REPORT #12;2 2009 OHIO VENTURE CAPITAL REPORT #12;3 2009 OHIO VENTURE CAPITAL REPORT TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Partners 4 A Message from Ohio's Governor 5 Executive Summary

  2. Entrepreneurship Competencies for Vocational Curriculum Development. Instructor's Handbook. Final Report.

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    Palmieri, D. Frank; Vecchiola, Leonard C.

    This handbook is intended to assist vocational teachers and administrators in preparing vocational curricula that include materials for developing teacher- and business-identified entrepreneurship competencies. The handbook begins with a discussion of the need to infuse entrepreneurship education into all areas of vocational education. The next…

  3. Teaching Environmental Entrepreneurship at an Urban University: Greenproofing

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    Foster, Kevin; Jelen, Jonathan; Scott, Anasa

    2010-01-01

    The authors provide a case study of their own experience teaching Environmental Entrepreneurship. For the past six years, they have been teaching about sustainability through social entrepreneurship in an interdisciplinary partnership with faculty in management, engineering, and earth science. The authors have developed a course in Environmental…

  4. Entrepreneurship Research and Practice: A Call to Action for Psychology

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    Robert Hisrich; Sharon Grant

    2007-01-01

    Entrepreneurship is a major source of employment, economic growth, and innovation, promoting product and service quality, competition, and economic flexibility. It is also a mechanism by which many people enter the society’s economic and social mainstream, aiding culture formation, population integration, and social mobility. This article aims to illuminate research opportunities for psychologists by exposing gaps in the entrepreneurship literature

  5. Entrepreneurship Education in South Africa: A Nationwide Survey

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    Co, Mary Jesselyn; Mitchell, Bruce

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to assess the state of development of entrepreneurship education, determine the importance of entrepreneurship in the South African higher education institutions (HEIs), and offer recommendations for improving preparations for the developing field. Design/methodology/approach: An e-mail survey has been conducted on South…

  6. Teaching Pigeons to Dance: Sense and Meaning in Entrepreneurship Education

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    Hannon, Paul D.

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to explore the philosophical and conceptual understanding of entrepreneurship education through borrowing and applying conceptualisations of education from education theory to bring deeper meaning to approaches to entrepreneurship education in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: This paper…

  7. From "Bildung" to Entrepreneurship: Trends in Education Policy in Sweden

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    Ringarp, Johanna

    2013-01-01

    The European Union would like to improve its efforts to promote entrepreneurship within the Union. More new companies and more entrepreneurs are needed to increase the Union's competitiveness. In order to achieve this goal, the education sectors of the member countries must be reformulated to include entrepreneurship in their education…

  8. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A LINK BETWEEN ECONOMIC FREEDOM AND ECONOMIC GROWTH? (SUMMARY)

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    ARON S SPENCER; Bruce Kirchhoff

    2006-01-01

    Several studies have shown that economic freedom is correlated with size and growth of an economy. We also know that entrepreneurship has a major impact on economic growth (Schumpeter 1942). However, there has been relatively little exploration of the role of entrepreneurship as a link between economic freedom and wealth. Bagby, Palich, and McMullen (2003), examined 2002 data from the

  9. Social entrepreneurship research: A source of explanation, prediction, and delight

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    Johanna Mair; Ignasi Martí

    2006-01-01

    Social entrepreneurship, as a practice and a field for scholarly investigation, provides a unique opportunity to challenge, question, and rethink concepts and assumptions from different fields of management and business research. This article puts forward a view of social entrepreneurship as a process that catalyzes social change and addresses important social needs in a way that is not dominated by

  10. Entrepreneurship and economic growth: Evidence from emerging and developed countries

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    Dave Valliere; Rein Peterson

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents an extension to the economic growth model developed by Wong, Ho, and Autio (2005), to reflect differences in the economic effects of opportunity and necessity-based entrepreneurship in both emerging and developed countries. Data from 44 countries for the years 2004 and 2005, as collected by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research and Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) research, are

  11. Should Asians demand both entrepreneurship and human rights?

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    Hrishikesh D. Vinod

    2006-01-01

    Local entrepreneurs, essential for creation of sustainable broad-based wealth, can provide countervailing power against local human rights violators. Our statistically testable hypothesis is that joint advocacy by promoters of entrepreneurship on the right side of the political spectrum and human rights advocates on the left side will not be at cross-purposes. Analysis of eight variables dealing with governance, corruption, entrepreneurship

  12. How Do Finnish Teacher Educators Implement Entrepreneurship Education?

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    Seikkula-Leino, Jaana; Satuvuori, Timo; Ruskovaara, Elena; Hannula, Heikki

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to ascertain how the people who train Finnish teachers implement entrepreneurship education in the guidance they provide. The authors show how learning through, for and about entrepreneurship manifests in the self-evaluations of Finnish teacher educators. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected in…

  13. An Eclectic Theory of Entrepreneurship: Policies, Institutions and Culture

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    Ingrid Verheul; Sander Wennekers; David Audretsch; Roy Thurik

    2001-01-01

    The level of entrepreneurship differs considerably across countries and periods. Both the causes and consequences of entrepreneurship are a matter of extensive scientific debate as well as of great policy importance. A high level of entrepreneurial activity is assumed and shown to contribute to innovative activities, competition, economic growth and job creation. The present paper deals with the determinants of

  14. The Characteristics and Motivations of Contemporary Entrepreneurship Students

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    Duval-Couetil, Nathalie; Gotch, Chad M.; Yi, Soohyun

    2014-01-01

    Entrepreneurship is among the fastest growing curricular areas at universities. The rationale for delivering entrepreneurship education to students is well understood; however, minimal research has examined the characteristics, motivations, and attitudes of those choosing to enroll. The authors examine data collected across 5 years from 2,664…

  15. Entrepreneurship as an integrating mechanism for disadvantaged persons

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    Dirk De Clercq; Benson Honig

    2011-01-01

    This paper theorises about a specific facet of social entrepreneurship, namely, the integration of disadvantaged persons into the field of entrepreneurship. Drawing from Bourdieu's theory of practice, the authors conceive of this integration as a power-laden process that reflects normative expectations imposed by field incumbents on entrants to the field that require them to both comply with and challenge existing

  16. Does entrepreneurship education matter students' entrepreneurial intention? a Chinese perspective

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    Chen Yun

    2010-01-01

    This research examines the impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention based on the mediating role of entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) in the context of China. Our results indicated that entrepreneurship education has positive impact on students' entrepreneurial intention and the impact among three types of education benefits is different. Learning and inspiration has the positive impact on entrepreneurial intention through

  17. A problem-based learning approach to entrepreneurship education

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    Siok San Tan; C. K. Frank Ng

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – While it is generally acknowledged that entrepreneurship can be taught, many differ in their opinions about the appropriate methodologies to teach and equip students with the requisite entrepreneurial skills. This paper presents a case to suggest that a problem-based learning (PBL) approach practised at the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore could be an effective pedagogical approach for entrepreneurship education.

  18. Entrepreneurship perceptions and career intentions of international students

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    Todd Davey; Carolin Plewa; Miemie Struwig

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to identify the differences between African and European students with regard to their entrepreneurial intentions, attitudes towards entrepreneurship, role models and entrepreneurial experience. It also aims to set the scene for future comparative research between developing and developed countries in the area of graduate entrepreneurship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A quantitative empirical research design was applied, using

  19. Entrepreneurial learning in the context of portfolio entrepreneurship

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    Jari Huovinen; Sanna Tihula

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – Previous research has predominantly focused on the meaning of prior entrepreneurial experience in the context of habitual entrepreneurship. To date, however, little is known about how previous experience affects the way in which several firms can be managed simultaneously. The purpose of this study is to examine entrepreneurial learning in the context of portfolio entrepreneurship and clarify how

  20. Factors determining entrepreneurship among societies of Central and Eastern Europe

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    Jaroslaw Korpysa

    2010-01-01

    Entrepreneurship is most often treated as a process aimed at starting business activity and determined by a number of economic and non-economic factors. Their influence differs and usually depends on economic development of a given country. The paper is aimed at analysing factors that determine entrepreneurship demonstrated by societies of chosen countries situated in Central?Eastern Europe on the basis of

  1. Entrepreneurship and economic development in Ireland: Does culture matter?

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    Paul Keating

    1992-01-01

    As its title suggests, this paper is concerned with the relationship between culture, entrepreneurship and development in Ireland. Using empirical evidence about entrepreneurial behavior, it shows that business conduct conforms closely to Weber's model of economic traditionalism, an approach to entrepreneurship which is not conducive to development. The paper then tries to show how cultural values, derived in part from

  2. Physical Education (PHED) Activity Courses In addition to the degree programs offered through HSS, over fifty physical education activity courses

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    Dasgupta, Dipankar

    Physical Education (PHED) Activity Courses In addition to the degree programs offered through HSS, over fifty physical education activity courses are offered through the department, serving close a physically active lifestyle is paramount to your health and we strongly encourage all students to adopt

  3. High energy physics program at Texas A and M University

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    Not Available

    1991-10-01

    The Texas A M experimental high energy physics program continued to reach significant milestones in each of its research initiatives during the course of the past year. We are participating in two major operating experiments, CDF and MACRO. In CDF, the Texas A M group has spearheaded the test beam program to recalibrate the Forward Hadron Calorimeter for the upcoming CDF data run, as well as contributing to the ongoing analysis work on jets and b-quarks. In MACRO, we have assisted in the development of the final version of the wave form digitizing system being implemented for the entire scintillator system. The construction of the first six supermodules of the detector has been completed and all six are currently taking data with streamer chambers while four have the completed scintillator counter system up and running. We have built and tested prototypes of a liquid-scintillator fiber calorimeter system, in which internally reflecting channels are imbedded in a lead matrix and filled with liquid scintillator. This approach combines the performance features of fiber calorimetry and the radiation hardness of liquid scintillator, and is being developed for forward calorimetry at the SSC. The microstrip chamber is a new technology for precision track chambers that offers the performance required for future hadron colliders. The theoretical high energy physics program has continued to develop during the past funding cycle. We have continued the study of their very successful string-derived model that unifies all known interactions; flipped SU(5), which is the leading candidate for a TOE. Work has continued on some generalizations of the symmetries of string theory, known as W algebras. These are expected to have applications in two-dimensional conformal field theory, two-dimensional extensions of gravity and topological gravity and W-string theory.

  4. Entrepreneurship education and students' internet entrepreneurship intentions : Evidence from Chinese HEIs

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    Cindy Millman; Zhengwei Li; Harry Matlay; Wang-chan Wong

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The aim of this paper is to examine factors that motivate Chinese students' attitudes and perceptions relating to their internet entrepreneurship intentions (IEIs). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper is based on the results of a survey of students studying at three universities in China. It explores gender, household incomes, study disciplines, online activities as well as other factors that

  5. Need to plan for a full-scale lns-physics program at the SSC

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    White, A.R.

    1984-03-01

    Arguments for a full lns physics program at the SSC are enumerated and elaborated on. They are: first - the inadequacy of data from a minimal program, second - the potential fundamental significance of a high-energy soft physics collective phenomenon and third - the possible diffractive production of much of the interesting new physics that will be searched for.

  6. Physical Education Outcomes: Grades K-5. Report of the Task Force To Develop HPERD Program Standards.

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    American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Eastern District Association.

    These program guidelines, based on the 5-point definition of the physically educated person developed by the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), provide reference information to states, school districts, and local schools who seek assistance in developing and maintaining quality programs in physical education. Ten…

  7. Ideas Exchange: What Is the Role of Dance in the Secondary Physical Education Program?

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    Lorenzi, David G. (Comp.)

    2010-01-01

    This article presents ideas and views of educators regarding the role of dance in the secondary physical education program. One educator believes that dance education is an excellent complement to the traditional physical education program at the secondary level. Another educator defines physical education as the "art and science of human…

  8. Parents' Perceptions of the Factors Essential for Integrated Physical Education Programs.

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    Downing, John H.; Rebollo, Joanne

    1999-01-01

    A survey of 75 parents of elementary students with physical disabilities investigated their perspectives regarding the factors essential for placement into integrated physical-education programs. Results found they believed that class size, program support, physical and communicative skills, health status, and motivation were prerequisites of an…

  9. Starting a Home-School Physical Education Clinical Program on Your Campus.

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    McKethan, Robert N.; Everhart, Brett W.; Herman, Jamie

    2000-01-01

    Increasing numbers of home-schooled students who need regular physical activity indicate the need for home-school physical education (PE) programs on college campuses. This paper describes the development of one such program, highlighting: home schooling and clinical settings; procedures for establishing clinical programs; organizing clinical…

  10. 2007 Annual Health Physics Report for the HEU Transparency Program

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    Radev, R

    2008-04-09

    During the 2007 calendar year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) provided health physics support for the Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Transparency Program for external and internal radiation protection and technical expertise related to BDMS radioactive sources and Russian radiation safety regulatory compliance. For the calendar year 2007, there were 172 person-trips that required dose monitoring of the U.S. monitors. Of the 172 person-trips, 160 person-trips were SMVs and 12 person-trips were Transparency Monitoring Office (TMO) trips. There were 12 monitoring visits by TMO monitors to facilities other than UEIE and 10 to UEIE itself. There were two monitoring visits (source changes) that were back to back with 14 monitors. LLNL's Hazard Control Division laboratories provided the dosimetry services for the HEU Transparency monitors.

  11. The NASA Low-Pressure Turbine Flow Physics Program

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    Ashpis, David E.

    1998-01-01

    An overview of the NASA Lewis Low-Pressure Turbine (LPT) Flow Physics Program will be presented. The program was established in response to the aero-engine industry's need for improved LPT efficiency and designs. Modern jet engines have four to seven LPT stages, significantly contributing to engine weight. In addition, there is a significant efficiency degradation between takeoff and cruise conditions, of up to 2 points. Reducing the weight and part count of the LPT and minimizing the efficiency degradation will translate into fuel savings. Accurate prediction methods of LPT flows and losses are needed to accomplish those improvements. The flow in LPT passages is at low Reynolds number, and is dominated by interplay of three basic mechanisms: transition, separation and wake interaction. The affecting parameters traditionally considered are Reynolds number, freestream turbulence intensity, wake frequency parameter, and the pressure distribution (loading). Three-dimensional effects and additional parameters, particularly turbulence characteristics like length scales, spectra and other statistics, as well as wake turbulence intensity and properties also play a role. The flow of most interest is on the suction surface, where large losses are generated as the flow tends to separate at the low Reynolds numbers. Ignoring wakes, a common flow scenario, there is laminar separation, followed by transition on the separation bubble and turbulent reattachment. If transition starts earlier the separation will be eliminated and the boundary layer will be attached leading to the well known bypass transition issues. In contrast, transition over a separation bubble is closer to free shear layer transition and was not investigated as well, particularly in the turbine environment. Unsteadiness created by wakes complicates the picture. Wakes induce earlier transition, and the calmed regions trailing the induced turbulent spots can delay or eliminate separation via shear stress modification. Three-dimensional flow physics and geometry will have strong effects. Altogether a very complex and challenging problem emerges. The objective of the program is to provide improved models and physical understanding of the complex flow, which are essential for accurate prediction of flow and losses in the LPT. Experimental, computational and analytical work as complementing and augmenting approaches are used. The program involves industry, universities and research institutes, and other government laboratories. It is characterized by strong interaction among participants, quick dissemination of results, and responsiveness to industry's needs. The presentation will describe the work elements. Highlighting some activities in progress are experiments on simulated blade suction surface in low-speed wind tunnels, on curved wall, and on a flat-plate, both with pressure gradient. In the area of computation, assessment of existing models is performed using RANS (Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes) simulations. Laminar flow DNS was completed. Analytical studies of instability and receptivity in attached and separated flows were started. In the near future the program is moving to include wake effects and development of improved modeling. Experimental work in preparation stages are: (1) Addition of wakes to the curved tunnel experiment; (2) Low-speed rotating rig experiment on GE90 engine LPT; and (3) Transonic cascade. In the area of computation, it is expected to move from model assessment towards development of improved models. In addition, a new project of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of LPT is to begin and will provide numerical data bases. It is planned to implement the emerging improved models in a multistage turbomachinery code and to validate against the GE90 engine LPT.

  12. 2009 Annual Health Physics Report for the HEU Transparency Program

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    Radev, R

    2010-04-14

    During the 2009 calendar year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) provided health physics support for the Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Transparency Program for external and internal radiation protection. LLNL also provided technical expertise related to BDMS radioactive sources and Russian radiation safety regulatory compliance. For the calendar year 2009, there were 159 person-trips that required dose monitoring of the U.S. monitors. Of the 159 person-trips, 149 person-trips were SMVs and 10 person-trips were Transparency Monitoring Office (TMO) trips. There were 4 monitoring visits by TMO monitors to facilities other than UEIE and 10 to UEIE itself. LLNL's Hazard Control Department laboratories provided the dosimetry services for the HEU Transparency monitors. In 2009, the HEU Transparency activities in Russia were conducted in a radiologically safe manner for the HEU Transparency monitors in accordance with the expectations of the HEU Transparency staff, NNSA and DOE. The HEU Transparency Program now has over fifteen years of successful experience in developing and providing health and safety support in meeting its technical objectives.

  13. Rethinking Recommendations for Implementing Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Partnership Model

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    Webster, Collin Andrew; Beets, Michael; Weaver, Robert Glenn; Vazou, Spyridoula; Russ, Laura

    2015-01-01

    Recommended approaches to promoting children's physical activity through schools call for physical education teachers to serve as champions for, and leaders of, Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs). Little evidence, however, exists to suggest that physical education teachers are ideally prepared or supported to assume CSPAP…

  14. An entrepreneurial physics method and its experimental test

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    Brown, Robert

    2012-02-01

    As faculty in a master's program for entrepreneurial physics and in an applied physics PhD program, I have advised upwards of 40 master and doctoral theses in industrial physics. I have been closely involved with four robust start-up manufacturing companies focused on physics high-technology and I have spent 30 years collaborating with industrial physicists on research and development. Thus I am in a position to reflect on many articles and advice columns centered on entrepreneurship. What about the goals, strategies, resources, skills, and the 10,000 hours needed to be an entrepreneur? What about business plans, partners, financing, patents, networking, salesmanship and regulatory affairs? What about learning new technology, how to solve problems and, in fact, learning innovation itself? At this point, I have my own method to propose to physicists in academia for incorporating entrepreneurship into their research lives. With this method, we do not start with a major invention or discovery, or even with a search for one. The method is based on the training we have, and the teaching we do (even quantum electrodynamics!), as physicists. It is based on the networking we build by 1) providing courses of continuing education for people working in industry and 2) through our undergraduate as well as graduate students who have gone on to work in industry. In fact, if we were to be limited to two words to describe the method, they are ``former students.'' Data from local and international medical imaging manufacturing industry are presented.

  15. Effects of a Classroom-Based Physical Activity Program on Children's Physical Activity Levels

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    Goh, Tan Leng; Hannon, James; Webster, Collin Andrew; Podlog, Leslie William; Brusseau, Timothy; Newton, Maria

    2014-01-01

    High levels of physical inactivity are evident among many American children. To address this problem, providing physical activity (PA) during the school day within the CSPAP framework, is one strategy to increase children's PA. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a classroom-based PA program on children's PA.…

  16. Entrepreneurship in South Africa : improving access to finance

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    Alexander, Amanda, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01

    For a rapidly developing country, South Africa has relatively very low levels of entrepreneurship. This thesis will investigate the reasons for the anemic number of new ventures and, most specifically, tries to address one ...

  17. Entrepreneurship Training for Females Offers New Challenges to Career Educators.

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    Eliason, Carol

    1981-01-01

    Recent efforts in entrepreneurship training for women are described. These include research and development efforts, opportunities in the public schools, and the development of guidelines for career counseling to potential female entrepreneurs. (CT)

  18. Evolutionary innovations: learning, entrepreneurship and the dynamics of the firm

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    Maureen McKelvey

    1998-01-01

    .   This article discusses the three concepts of `learning', `entrepreneurship' and `dynamics of the firm' in order to bridge\\u000a some of the gap between micro and macro levels of analysis in evolutionary economics. This article addresses the following\\u000a four issues: 1) Localized learning dependent on the extent to which knowledge is individual vs. collective, 2) Entrepreneurship\\u000a distributed in systems of

  19. A diagnostic approach to understanding entrepreneurship in health care.

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    McCleary, Karl J; Rivers, Patrick A; Schneller, Eugene S

    2006-01-01

    Health care is quite different from other industries because of its organizational structure, service delivery, and financing of health services. Balancing costs, quality, and access presents unique challenges for each stakeholder group committed to promoting the health and healing of its citizens. Using the diagnostic approach to health care entrepreneurship, we created a framework from research in the field to understand the predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors most relevant to successful entrepreneurship. PMID:16583851

  20. Technological Entrepreneurship: Key Themes and Emerging Research Directions

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    S. A. Zahra; J. C. Hayton

    Technological entrepreneurship is a fertile area of research. Scholars from as diverse fields as entrepreneurship, strategy,\\u000a organizational theory, sociology, economics, and psychology have made valuable contributions to this fast growing area. Our\\u000a review of prior research reinforces the importance of prior research findings, while outlining several opportunities for imaginative\\u000a and productive scholarship in this area. We hope that our review

  1. Beyond the Stucco Tower: Design, Development, and Dissemination of the SPARK Physical Education Programs

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    Thomas L. McKenzie; James F. Sallis; Paul Rosengard

    2009-01-01

    School physical education plays an important role in public health. Nonetheless, there are few evidence-based, health-related, physical education programs and very little is known about how to disseminate them for widespread use. This article (a) presents background information and a review of the completed research on the SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) programs for elementary and middle

  2. Physical Education. A Program For All Seasons. Grades 7-12.

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    Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Instructional Improvement.

    This curriculum guide provides the basis for planning physical education programs for seventh through twelfth grade students in Idaho. Included are: (1) philosophy, goals and objectives, and guiding principles; (2) introduction to junior and high school student characteristics with implications for physical education program design; (3) a 135-item…

  3. Reflective lesson planning in refresher training programs for experienced physics teachers

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    C. M. Chung; S. Y. Mak; Paul Sze I

    1995-01-01

    This paper reports on some aspects of a refresher training program for experienced physics teachers that is based on Dewey's idea of “reflective teaching.” The program introduces experienced teachers to a “reflective lesson planning model,” and a more “constructivist” approach to physics teaching, and provides them with the opportunity to develop and experience their own strategies during micro-teaching sessions. Three

  4. Pilot-Testing CATCH Early Childhood: A Preschool-Based Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Program

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    Sharma, Shreela; Chuang, Ru-Jye; Hedberg, Ann Marie

    2011-01-01

    Background: The literature on theoretically-based programs targeting healthy nutrition and physical activity in preschools is scarce. Purpose: To pilot test CATCH Early Childhood (CEC), a preschool-based nutrition and physical activity program among children ages three to five in Head Start. Methods: The study was conducted in two Head Start…

  5. A Comparison of High and Low Performing Secondary Physical Education Programs in South Carolina.

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    Castelli, Darla M.

    This study compared high and low performing schools in a state secondary physical education high stakes assessment and accountability program. The South Carolina Physical Education Assessment Program (SCPEAP) required teachers to assess samples of students on competency across four state mandated performance indicators. This study examined the…

  6. SHPPS 2006: School Health Policies and Programs Study--Physical Activity

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. This brief presents the results of the study in the area of physical activity, covering the following topics: (1) Health Education; (2) Physical…

  7. Progress report of a research program in computational physics

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    Guralnik, G.S.

    1990-07-01

    Task D's research is focused on the understanding of elementary particle physics through the techniques of quantum field theory. We make intensive use of computers to aid our research. During the last year we have made significant progress in understanding the weak interactions through the use of Monte Carlo methods as applied to the equations of quenched lattice QCD. We have launched a program to understand full (not quenched) lattice QCD on relatively large lattices using massively parallel computers. Because of our awareness that Monte Carlo methods might not be able to give a good solution to field theories with the computer power likely to be available to us for the forseeable future we have launched an entirely different numerical approach to study these problems. This Source Galerkin'' method is based on an algebraic approach to the field theoretic equations of motion and is (somewhat) related to variational and finite element techniques applied to a source rather than a coordinate space. The results for relatively simple problems are sensationally good. In particular, fermions can be treated in a way which allows them to retain their status as independent dynamical entities in the theory. 8 refs.

  8. The new spin physics program of the COMPASS experiment

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    Silva, Luís

    2015-05-01

    The COMPASS experiment, at CERN SPS, has been compiling for more than a decade successful and precise results on nucleon structure and hadron spectroscopy, leading to statistical errors much smaller than previously measured. The new COMPASS spin physics program, starting this year, aims to a rather complete nucleon structure description; this new representation goes beyond the collinear approximation by including the quark intrinsic transverse momentum distributions. The theoretical framework, for this new picture of the nucleon, is given by the Transverse Momentum Dependent distributions (TMDs) and by the Generalised Parton Distributions (GPDs). The TMDs, in particular Sivers, Boer-Mulders, pretzelosity and transversity functions will be obtained through the polarised Drell-Yan process, for the first time. The results will be complementary to those already obtained via polarised Semi-Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering (SIDIS). Also unpolarised SIDIS will be studied, allowing the knowledge improvement of the strange quark PDF and the access to the kaon fragmentation functions (FFs). Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) off an unpolarised hydrogen target will be used to study the GPDs, in a kinematic region not yet covered by any existing experiment.

  9. 2011 Annual Health Physics Report for the HEU transparency Program

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    Radev, R

    2012-04-30

    During the 2008 calendar year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) provided health physics support for the Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Transparency Program for external and internal radiation protection. They also provided technical expertise related to BDMS radioactive sources and Russian radiation safety regulatory compliance. For the calendar year 2008, there were 158 person-trips that required dose monitoring of the U.S. monitors. Of the 158 person-trips, 148 person-trips were SMVs and 10 person-trips were Transparency Monitoring Office (TMO) trips. There were 6 monitoring visits by TMO monitors to facilities other than UEIE and 8 to UEIE itself. There were three monitoring visits (source changes) that were back-to-back with a total of 24 monitors. LLNL's Hazard Control Department laboratories provided the dosimetry services for the HEU Transparency monitors. In 2008, the HEU Transparency activities in Russia were conducted in a radiologically safe manner for the HEU Transparency monitors in accordance with the expectations of the HEU Transparency staff, NNSA and DOE. The HEU Transparency now has thirteen years of successful experience in developing and providing health and safety support in meeting its technical objectives.

  10. For Immediate Release --Tuesday, September 24, 2013 New Biological Information Processing program presents

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    to industry · Program provides opportunities for science entrepreneurship, industry contacts) through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program-on experience that is easily translatable to industry. "The program stands apart

  11. Modeling an integrative physical examination program for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

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    Goodrich, Scott G

    2006-10-01

    Current policies governing the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs physical examination programs are out of step with current evidence-based medical practice. Replacing periodic and other routine physical examination types with annual preventive health assessments would afford our service members additional health benefit at reduced cost. Additionally, the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs repeat the physical examination process at separation and have been unable to reconcile their respective disability evaluation systems to reduce duplication and waste. A clear, coherent, and coordinated strategy to improve the relevance and utility of our physical examination programs is long overdue. This article discusses existing physical examination programs and proposes a model for a new integrative physical examination program based on need, science, and common sense. PMID:17076447

  12. The Feasibility of Using Nature-Based Settings for Physical Activity Programming: Views from Urban Youth and Program Providers

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    Blanton, Jedediah E.; Oregon, Evelyn M.; Flett, M. Ryan; Gould, Daniel R.; Pfeiffer, Karin A.

    2013-01-01

    Background and Purpose: Given the urgency to design programs to increase physical activity, especially to combat obesity in children, the primary purpose of this study was to investigate perceptions and opinions of a nature-based physical activity intervention designed for low-income urban adolescents. Methods: Four focus groups of adolescents,…

  13. Professional Development of Physics Teachers in an Evidence-Based Blended Learning Program

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    Hana Berger; Bat-Sheva Eylon; Esther Bagno

    2008-01-01

    The present study examined continuity of learning between face-to-face and online environments in a “blended” professional\\u000a development program designed for 16 physics teachers. The program had nine face-to-face meetings as well as continuous online\\u000a exchanges between them through a website. The program focused on “knowledge integration” (KI) innovative activities in physics\\u000a classes using an “evidence-based” approach: The teachers implemented the

  14. Enhancing self-efficacy to enable entrepreneurship: The case of CMI’s Connections

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    Lucas, William A.

    2005-07-08

    Enhancing levels of innovation and entrepreneurship to grow a more competitive economy is the focus of much government effort. Attention is paid to changing a culture seen as antagonistic to entrepreneurship through ...

  15. DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health toward: University of Wisconsin Foundation Funds The Physical Therapy General Fund The Visiting The Barbara Ellen Gerlich-Hoefeyzer Scholarship Fund Physical Therapy Student Scholarship Fund Mary Mc

  16. Changes in K-12 Physical Education Programs from 2001 to 2006

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    Keating, Xiaofen D.; Lambdin, Dolly; Harrison, Louis, Jr.; Dauenhauer, Brian

    2010-01-01

    In this study, we investigated the changes in physical education programs from 2001 to 2006 based on an analysis of data reported in The Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2006). Means and standard deviations for numeric variables in the reports were computed,…

  17. A Checklist for Designing and Evaluating Physical Education Program Web Sites

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    Tucker, Michael; Hill, Grant

    2009-01-01

    Creating a physical education department web site is an excellent way to promote a positive image of the program, because students and parents are able to find important information and improve the lines of communication. A well-designed physical education web site can even encourage students to increase their physical activity levels. Improved…

  18. Critical Thinking as Related to PSSC and Non-PSSC Physics Programs.

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    Poel, Robert Herman

    The three purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate a paper-pencil test of critical thinking skills using physical science content, (2) to compare the effectiveness of Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) and non-PSSC physics programs in developing critical thinking skills, and (3) to identify teacher-pupil verbal interaction behaviors that…

  19. Adapting a Community-Based Physical Activity Promotion Program for Rural, Diverse Youth

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    Colquitt, Gavin; Walker, Ashley; Alfonso, Moya

    2014-01-01

    With school-aged youth spending less time in physical education, school-community-university partnerships offer potential to promote physical activity among school-aged youth. The VERB™ Summer Scorecard (VSS) program was designed in Lexington, Kentucky, to promote physical activity among "tweens" (8- to 13-year-olds). VSS since has been…

  20. DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    for Special Olympics Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) Program Reach Out and Read Reading at the Children's Hospital Relay for Life SAFE Exercise Buddies SalvationDOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

  1. Business Ownership. Florida Vocational Program Guide.

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    Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services.

    This program guide is intended for the implementation of a business ownership and entrepreneurship program in Florida secondary and postsecondary schools. The program guide describes the program content and structure, provides a program description, lists job titles under the program, and includes a curriculum framework and student performance…

  2. Smarter objects : programming physical objects with AR technology

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    Heun, Valentin Markus Josef

    2013-01-01

    This thesis describes a system that associates a virtual object with each physical object. These objects are connected to support a flexible and easy means of modifying the interface and behavior of a physical object. It ...

  3. Order-Disorder in Nature: Implications for Program Development in Secondary School Physics.

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    Kim, Chi Kyong

    The purpose of this study was to describe competing theoretical claims of order-disorder in nature and to derive implications for program development in physics for secondary schooling. New theoretical claims about order-disorder have recently emerged. In the past twenty years James Gleick, Stephen Hawking, Paul Davies, and Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers have engaged in examining order arising from chaos. The competing theoretical claims of order-disorder in nature proposed by these scholars is the beginning of a new physics. Program development requires the description of accurate subject matter for schooling. Accordingly, recent national imperatives that claim to address the subject matter of physics were examined. It was found that AAPT, NAEP, and AAAS do not provide a description of physics or of constraints that can guide selection and organization of subject matter for physics programs for secondary schools. PSSC Physics and Harvard Project Physics programs were examined. Neither PSSC nor HPP provides a theoretical grounding to constrain the subject matter of physics for secondary schooling. Competing claims of order-disorder were described toward identification of constraints for subject matter in physics. Implications for program development in physics for secondary schooling were derived. Any of the multiple representations of order-disorder may eventually be confirmed, falsified, or subsumed under a yet unexpressed formulation. It is suggested, however, that the second law of thermodynamics as it describes entrogy may account for all current descriptions and may even accommodate any eventual explanation of order-disorder. If the second law of thermodynamics is supported as accommodating order -disorder, then it warrants consideration as a core premise that informs program development for schooling. It must be noted that the identification and description of accurate subject matter is but one requirement of program development in schooling. Selection and organization of subject matters for any one program for secondary school physics require the development and application of criteria that mediate between core premises and subject matter for schooling.

  4. Fun Club: A Physical Activity Program for Elementary Schools

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    Nye, Susan B.

    2008-01-01

    Elementary schools have continued to reduce physical education instruction and recess time to bolster classroom instructional time. Many school personnel seem to believe that an increase in time for physical activity or physical education instruction would be counterproductive to students' academic performance. However, due to the rise in…

  5. Programming Computers Embedded in the Physical World Liviu Iftode1

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    Borcea, Cristian

    of embedded systems (NES). Programming NES requires new abstractions and computing models since the current. This paper presents Spa- tial Programming (SP), a novel programming model for NES. The key idea in SP applicationssuggests that SP can be a viable solution for distributed computing over NES. 1. Introduction Recent

  6. APPLIED & ENGINEERING PHYSICS COTERMINAL MASTER'S PROGRAM Sample Study Programs (courses subject to change)

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    Quake, Stephen R.

    Title Applied Physics 202 4 Introductory Biophysics Applied Physics 204 4 Quantum Materials 202 4 Introductory Biophysics #12;2 Applied Physics 204 4 Quantum Materials Electrical Engineering 334 Title Applied Physics 203 4 Atoms, Fields and Photons Applied Physics 227 3 Quantum Device Physics

  7. UC Innovation Entrepreneurship Strategy_2013_03_26 1 UC INNOVATION

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    Hickman, Mark

    UC Innovation Entrepreneurship Strategy_2013_03_26 1 UC INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP STRATEGY recognising the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship, and are looking to universities to play a leading role, both in educating people to be innovative and entrepreneurial, and in enabling ideas from

  8. Students’ Attitudes and Intentions toward Entrepreneurship at Tallinn University of Technology

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    Urve Venesaar; Ene Kolbre; Toomas Piliste

    2006-01-01

    The objective of the current paper is to identify the students’ attitudes and intentions toward entrepreneurship, their personal characteristics and future plans in connection with entrepreneurship. The results of the empirical study are brought to evaluate the preparation of bachelor programme graduates and master students from Tallinn University of Technology (different specialities) for starting with entrepreneurship. The Likert scale is

  9. Entrepreneurship: The Role of Clusters Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Evidence from Germany

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    Hector O. Rocha; Rolf Sternberg

    2005-01-01

    This paper is about the impact of clusters on entrepreneurship at the regional level. Defining entrepreneurship as the creation of new organisations and clusters as a geographically proximate group of interconnected firms and associated institutions in related industries, this paper aims to answer three research questions : first, do clusters matter to entrepreneurship at the regional level? Second, if clusters

  10. Corporate Entrepreneurship Training Evaluation: A Model and a New Research Perspective

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    Byrne, Janice; Fayolle, Alain

    2009-01-01

    This paper looks at corporate entrepreneurship (CE) training and proposes some insights for its evaluation. The literature review begins by outlining what corporate entrepreneurship entails and the rationale for a firm adopting a more entrepreneurial posture. Subsequently, organizational devices for encouraging corporate entrepreneurship are…

  11. 2?How Actors Change Institutions: Towards a Theory of Institutional Entrepreneurship

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    Julie Battilana; Bernard Leca; Eva Boxenbaum

    2009-01-01

    As well as review the literature on the notion of institutional entrepreneurship introduced by Paul DiMaggio in 1988, we propose a model of the process of institutional entrepreneurship. We first present theoretical and definitional issues associated with the concept and propose a conceptual account of institutional entrepreneurship that helps to accommodate them. We then present the different phases of the

  12. International entrepreneurial culture—Toward a comprehensive opportunity-based operationalization of international entrepreneurship

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    Pavlos Dimitratos; Irini Voudouris; Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki; George Nakos

    Despite the abundance of international entrepreneurship studies, there is a need to develop valid measures of the international entrepreneurship construct. Based on prior conceptual studies, we contribute to the literature by advancing a scale of the international entrepreneurial culture (IEC) that considers opportunity-based behavior; and, aims to capture the overarching context of international entrepreneurship. We followed established scale development practices

  13. 1 Client Application, Jake Jabs College of business & Entrepreneurship MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    1 Client Application, Jake Jabs College of business & Entrepreneurship MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY JAKE JABS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLIENT PROJECT APPLICATION BUSINESS at this time? #12;2 Client Application, Jake Jabs College of business & Entrepreneurship In which areas are you

  14. Taylorism of the Mind: Entrepreneurship Education from a Perspective of Educational Research

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    Holmgren, Carina; From, Jorgen

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this article is to explore and discuss entrepreneurship education, and to raise some critical questions inspired by the work of Basil Bernstein. The discussion is based on writings on entrepreneurship education and thereby gives one picture of the intellectual debate on entrepreneurship education. In contrast to traditional education,…

  15. A multi-dimensional view of entrepreneurship : Towards a research agenda on organisation emergence

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    Jin-ichiro Yamada

    2004-01-01

    This paper attempts to synthesise the theoretical research on entrepreneurship and social capital undertaken in previous studies, and presents a multi-dimensional view of entrepreneurship. In examining overviews of past single perspective entrepreneurship research, this study shows that the primary role of entrepreneurs in organisation emergence is to acquire knowledge and create social capital properly. This process is necessarily accompanied by

  16. EU Strategies to Encourage Youth Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Higher Education in Greece

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    Karanassios, Nikolaos; Pazarskis, Michail; Mitsopoulos, Konstantinos; Christodoulou, Petros

    2006-01-01

    The authors present and discuss significant aspects of youth entrepreneurship in the European Union (EU) and, especially, in higher education institutions in Greece. The structure of this paper is as follows. First, the study introduces a conceptual basis for entrepreneurship as defined in the EU and looks at entrepreneurship in the context of…

  17. The Physics Learning Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Nossal, S. M.; Watson, L.; Huesmann, A.; Jacob, A.; Fretz, J.; Clarke, M.

    2006-05-01

    The Physics Learning Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides a supportive learning environment for students studying physics. We pair staff and upper level physics and secondary science education majors in small study groups with students studying introductory physics. Approximately 33-50% of our students are from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the sciences. In addition, students participating in our program include others who may be feeling isolated such as first-generation college students, returning adults, students with disabilities, international students, and students from small rural schools; as well as students with weak math and physics preparation and/or who are struggling with the course. The Physics Learning Program is run in conjunction with similar programs for chemistry and biochemistry. During the past year with a move to a new building we obtained a dedicated space for the Physics Learning Program, facilitating students to form their own study groups. We also began a pilot program for students in the calculus-based physics sequence. We will discuss these additions, as well as recruitment, pedagogy, teacher training, and mentoring practices that we use with the aim of creating an inclusive learning environment.

  18. Program of Study Programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering (Engineering Physics), and Doctor of Philosophy are offered through the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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    Thomas, Andrew

    PHYSICS Program of Study Programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering (Engineering Physics), and Doctor of Philosophy are offered through the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Master of Science The program of graduate study for the master's degree, which normally requires

  19. Report on the American Association of Medical Physics Undergraduate Fellowship Programs.

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    Smilowitz, Jennifer B; Avery, Stephen; Gueye, Paul; Sandison, George A

    2013-01-01

    The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) sponsors two summer undergraduate research programs to attract top performing undergraduate students into graduate studies in medical physics: the Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program (SUFP) and the Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience (MUSE). Undergraduate research experience (URE) is an effective tool to encourage students to pursue graduate degrees. The SUFP and MUSE are the only medical physics URE programs. From 2001 to 2012, 148 fellowships have been awarded and a total of $608,000 has been dispersed to fellows. This paper reports on the history, participation, and status of the programs. A review of surveys of past fellows is presented. Overall, the fellows and mentors are very satisfied with the program. The efficacy of the programs is assessed by four metrics: entry into a medical physics graduate program, board certification, publications, and AAPM involvement. Sixty-five percent of past fellow respondents decided to pursue a graduate degree in medical physics as a result of their participation in the program. Seventy percent of respondents are currently involved in some educational or professional aspect of medical physics. Suggestions for future enhancements to better track and maintain contact with past fellows, expand funding sources, and potentially combine the programs are presented. PMID:23318397

  20. The moral space in entrepreneurship: an exploration of ethical imperatives and the moral legitimacy of being enterprising

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    Alistair R. Anderson; Robert Smith

    2007-01-01

    This paper explores the morality associated with entrepreneurship. It has been argued that there is no moral space in entrepreneurship, but such instrumental views may miss out much of the nature of enterprise and how it is understood. Consequently we propose that a socially-constructed perspective, based upon the meanings of entrepreneurship, may help to understand the morality of entrepreneurship. By

  1. Inequalities in sport and physical activity programs in Ontario schools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Donald Macintosh

    1981-01-01

    Two recent studies of interschool sports and physical education in Ontario secondary schools raise issues of interest both to persons involved in public education and to those concerned with broader aspects of sport and physical activity behaviors of Canadians. Two of these issues -- differences in interschool sports participation according to the socioeconomic background and to the gender of the

  2. Fitness Promotion Strategies for K-12 Physical Education Programs

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    Hill, Grant; Turner, Bud

    2004-01-01

    In recent years efforts have been made to emphasize the need for physical education by showing how physical activity helps students reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease; strengthen bones and muscles; supply energy, reduce stress, and help maintain a healthy body weight. This article describes a variety of proactive fitness strategies…

  3. Overview of the CLAS/JLAB physics program

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    Stepan Stepanyan

    2006-08-28

    The CLAS collaboration has developed a broad program for studying electromagnetically induced processes with both electron and photon beams. This program includes topics such as excited baryon resonances, meson production, hadron structure, search for pentaquarks, and the structure of nuclei. In this report, highlights of recent CLAS results will be presented.

  4. Physical and Electrical Standardization Program for the AEC

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    H. C. Biggs

    1958-01-01

    The development of the functional standards program for the AEC Atomic ; Weapons System is traced. The needs for such a general program and the factors ; which influenced decisions for both general organization and choices of equipment ; are outlined. The technical and administrative guidance provided by NBS ; personnel is emphasized. Briefly mentioned are audits, intercomparisons with ;

  5. Thoughts on the DOE University Program in High Energy Physics

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    Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

    Kyre: BABAR SVT L1-L3 module assembly Dean White: CMS Silicon Tracker Outer Barrel (TOB) Part of UCSB assembly: 4161 modules, 354 rods #12;Why is the University Program Important? (IV) University groups CMS TOB module production team #12;Why is the University Program Important? (III) The universities

  6. The Rutgers Undergraduate Physics Program: Preparing Students for Varied Careers

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    Kalelkar, Mohan

    2009-03-01

    At Rutgers University we offer three main physics major tracks, each tailored towards different kinds of career aspirations. The Professional Option is for students who intend to go on to physics graduate study. The Applied Option is for students who desire technical jobs in industry, but without graduate study. The General Option is for students who have an interest in physics, but do not aspire to a technical career. I will discuss how these Options prepare students for their desired careers, and will give specific examples of jobs obtained. I will especially focus on the Applied Option, explaining how it has evolved based on lessons learned, and what further steps we need to take at Rutgers. I will close by briefly discussing a new, fourth physics major track we have just introduced, our Ocean Physics Option. I will describe this new Option and discuss prospects for its success.

  7. Successful strategies for building thriving undergraduate physics programs at minority serving institutions

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    Williams, Quinton

    2013-03-01

    After having been pulled back from the brink of academic program deletion, Jackson State University (Jackson, Mississippi) is now the only HBCU (Historically Black College and University) listed as a top producer of B.S. degrees earned by African Americans in both fields of physics and geoscience. Very pragmatic, strategic actions were taken to enhance the undergraduate degree program which resulted in it becoming one of the most productive academic units at the university. Successful strategies will be shared for growing the enrollment of physics majors, building productive research/educational programs, and improving the academic performance of underprepared students. Despite myriad challenges faced by programs at minority serving institutions in a highly competitive 21st century higher education system, it is still possible for undergraduate physics programs to transition from surviving to thriving.

  8. Children's achievement goals, attitudes, and disruptive behaviors in an after-school physical activity program 

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    Agbuga, Bulent

    2007-09-17

    CHILDREN’S ACHIEVEMENT GOALS, ATTITUDES, AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS IN AN AFTER­SCHOOL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM A Dissertation by BULENT AGBUGA Submitted to... the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May207 Major Subject: Kinesiology CHILDREN’S ACHIEVEMENT GOALS, ATTITUDES, AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS IN AN AFTER­SCHOOL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM A Dissertation by BULENT AGBUGA Submitted to...

  9. Optimal Design of Conic-Cylindrical Gear Reduction Unit Using Fuzzy Physical Programming

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    Hong-zhong Huang; Xu Zhang; Zhi-Gang Tian; Chun-Sheng Liu; Ying-kui Gu

    2004-01-01

    Conic-cylindrical gear reduction unit as a high-performance power transmission device is widely used to build various machineries.\\u000a There are lots of fuzzy factors in its manufacturing process and operation environment, which should be taken into consideration\\u000a in the design process. Fuzzy physical programming is an effective multiobjective optimization method which incorporates fuzziness\\u000a in its problem formulation. The fuzzy physical programming

  10. UNL Department of Physics and Astronomy Bachelor of Science Program for Physics Majors

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    Farritor, Shane

    Physics II.................................. (3) PHYS 452 Optics and Electromagnetic Waves 452 Optics and Electromagnetic Waves............... (3) PHYS 480 Intro. Lasers and Laser Applications) PHYS 222 General Physics Laboratory II....................... (1) CHEM 113 Fundamental Chemistry I

  11. OnObject : programming of physical objects for gestural interaction

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    Chung, Keywon

    2010-01-01

    Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) have fueled our imagination about the future of computational user experience by coupling physical objects and activities with digital information. Despite their conceptual popularity, TUIs ...

  12. Adherence to a Physical Activity Program by Older Adults in Brazil

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    de Souza, Doralice Lange; Vendruscolo, Rosecler

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses the results of a qualitative research project in which we investigated adherence factors to a physical activity (PA) program for older adults in Brazil named "Sem Fronteiras: Atividades Corporais Para Adultos Maduros e Idosos", which translated into English means "Without Borders: Physical Activities for Mature and Older…

  13. Evaluation of a Peer-Led, Low-Intensity Physical Activity Program for Older Adults

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    Werner, Danilea; Teufel, James; Brown, Stephen L.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Physical inactivity is a primary contributor to decreasing functional physical fitness and increasing chronic disease in older adults. Purpose: This study assessed the health-related benefits of ExerStart for Lay Leaders, a 20-week, community based, peer-led, low-impact exercise program for older adults. ExerStart focuses on aerobic…

  14. The Daily Princetonian -International fusion project will use Princeton physics lab Summer Program

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    to determine the viability of exploiting cold fusion as an energy source around the world. Much of the researchThe Daily Princetonian - International fusion project will use Princeton physics lab Summer Program | Previous | Next | Calendar International fusion project will use Princeton physics lab By ABBY WILLIAMS

  15. Exercise Programming for Cardiacs--A New Direction for Physical Therapists.

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    Gutin, Bernard

    This speech begins with the presentation of a conceptual scheme of the physical working capacity of a person starting a training program. The scheme shows that after exercise, when recovery begins and sufficient time elapses, the individual recovers and adapts to a level of physical working capacity which is higher than his starting level. From…

  16. The Effects of Moderate Physical Activity on Offenders in a Rehabilitative Program

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    Nelson, Meredith; Specian, Victoria L.; Tracy, Nancy Campbell; DeMello, J. Jesse

    2006-01-01

    Moderate physical activity provides substantial health benefits for individuals not only in fitness, athletic, and health organizations, but also for individuals who struggle with addictions and behaviors in correctional programs. The purpose of this pilot study is to examine the relationship between physical activity and offender attitudes. The…

  17. 1888 2005 AAPM Meeting Program 1888 Medical Physics, Vol. 32, No. 6, June 2005

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    Ferris, Michael C.

    and Economics Council: Medical Physicist Implications D Beyers*, Arizona Oncology Services, Scottsdale, AZ (no1888 2005 AAPM Meeting Program 1888 Medical Physics, Vol. 32, No. 6, June 2005 SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTS abstract submission) SU-AA-P-6B-02 Process of New Technology Coverage and Current Medical Physics

  18. Providing Physical Activity for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: The Motivate, Adapt, and Play Program

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    Davis, Kathy; Hodson, Patricia; Zhang, Guili; Boswell, Boni; Decker, Jim

    2010-01-01

    Research has shown that regular physical activity helps to prevent major health problems, such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. However, little research has been conducted on classroom-based physical activity programs for students with disabilities. In North Carolina, the Healthy Active Children Policy was implemented in 2006, requiring…

  19. Proposal for an Experimental Program in Neutrino Physics and Proton Decay in the Homestake Laboratory

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    M. Diwan; S. Kettell; L. Littenberg; W. Marciano; Z. Parsa; N. Samios; S. White; R. Lanou; W. Leland; K. Lesko; Karsten Heeger; W. Y. Lee; W. Frati; K. Lande; A. K. Mann; R. Van Berg; K. T. McDonald; D. B. Cline; P. Huber; V. Barger; D. Marfatia; T. Kirk; R. Potenza

    2006-01-01

    This report is intended to describe first, the principal physics reasons for an ambitious experimental program in neutrino physics and proton decay based on construction of a series of massive water Cherenkov detectors located deep underground (4850 ft) in the Homestake Mine of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority (SDSTA); and second, the engineering design of the underground chambers

  20. Programmer's Guide for FFORM. Physical Processes in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, Computer Programs and Graphics Capabilities.

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    Anderson, Lougenia; Gales, Larry

    This module is part of a series designed to be used by life science students for instruction in the application of physical theory to ecosystem operation. Most modules contain computer programs which are built around a particular application of a physical process. FFORM is a portable format-free input subroutine package written in ANSI Fortran IV…

  1. Parental perception on the efficacy of a physical activity program for preschoolers.

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    Bellows, Laura; Silvernail, Sara; Caldwell, Lisa; Bryant, Angela; Kennedy, Cathy; Davies, Patricia; Anderson, Jennifer

    2011-04-01

    Childhood obesity is among the leading health concerns in the United States. The relationship between unmet physical activity needs in young children is of particular interest as the trend in childhood obesity continues to rise and unmet physical activity needs are identified. The preschool years are an influential time in promoting healthful lifestyle habits and early childhood interventions may help establish lifelong healthful behaviors which could help prevent obesity later in life. The Food Friends®: Get Movin' with Mighty Moves® is a preschool physical activity program which aims to improve children's gross motor skills and physical activity levels. The home environment and parental modeling are critical factors related to child physical activity in this population. The parent component, Mighty Moves®: Fun Ways to Keep Families Active and Healthy, was designed to address barriers in the home environment that lead to unmet physical activity needs in preschoolers and their families. The program and materials were designed based on Social Marketing tenets and Social Learning Theory principles. Four Colorado Head Start centers were assigned to an experimental group as part of the Mighty Moves® group randomized trial. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods were used to determine what messages and materials reached and motivated the target audience to increase physical activity levels. Results of the study indicated the program's materials helped families and children to be more physically active. Additionally, materials and material dissemination were revised to enhance program goals. PMID:20697786

  2. Embedding Physical Activity and Nutrition in Early Care and Education Programs

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    Deiner, Penny Low; Qiu, Wei

    2007-01-01

    The infant and toddler years provide a window of opportunity to establish healthy habits as part of daily routines and activities that prevent childhood obesity. Early care and education programs have the opportunity to make a significant impact on physical development when they promote healthy eating and physical activity in their daily routines.…

  3. Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics Program Outcomes Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics Program Outcomes · Ability to apply knowledge for engineering practice · Ability to apply knowledge of atomic and nuclear physics to nuclear and radiological to nuclear and radiation processes · Ability to measure nuclear and radiation processes · Ability to work

  4. Beyond the Stucco Tower: Design, Development, and Dissemination of the SPARK Physical Education Programs

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    McKenzie, Thomas L.; Sallis, James F.; Rosengard, Paul

    2009-01-01

    School physical education plays an important role in public health. Nonetheless, there are few evidence-based, health-related, physical education programs and very little is known about how to disseminate them for widespread use. This article (a) presents background information and a review of the completed research on the SPARK (Sports, Play, and…

  5. Physical Therapy Program Review, State University System of Florida. Consultant's Report and Recommendations.

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    Bork, Christopher E.

    This report reviews the degree programs in physical therapy offered by five State University System of Florida (SUS) institutions. The evaluation is based on self-study reports submitted by the universities, site visits, interviews, and school records. The report includes an overview of the physical therapy profession, system-wide analysis and…

  6. The American "Alliance" of Health and Physical Education: Scholastic Programs and Professional Organizations, 1920-1950

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    Zieff, Susan G.

    2006-01-01

    From the 1920s through the early 1940s, school-based programs in both health and physical education--mandated by government legislation and hailed by the public--increased in scope and complexity. By 1937, the assumption of the interconnectedness of the two fields was institutionalized in the merger of the American Physical Education Association…

  7. An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

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    Jones, Lyle V., Ed.; And Others

    The quality of doctoral-level chemistry (N=145), computer science (N=58), geoscience (N=91), mathematics (N=115), physics (N=123), and statistics/biostatistics (N=64) programs at United States universities was assessed, using 16 measures. These measures focused on variables related to: program size; characteristics of graduates; reputational…

  8. A Framework for Physical Activity Programs within School-Community Partnerships

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    Van Acker, Ragnar; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; De Martelaer, Kristine; Seghers, Jan; Kirk, David; Haerens, Leen; De Cocker, Katrien; Cardon, Greet

    2011-01-01

    School-community partnerships have shown their potential as incubators for innovations and for contributing to comprehensive physical activity (PA) programs. However, implementation frameworks for school-community partnerships that allow local tailoring of PA programs remain scarce. The present paper aims at documenting the composition of a…

  9. Research on Physical Activity in the Elderly: Practical Implications for Program Planning.

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    Myers, Anita M.; Gonda, Gail

    1986-01-01

    The authors critically examine the research on physical activity in the elderly to assess the elderly's capacity for exercise and the benefits accruing from exercise. Lower-intensity exercise programs attract a more representative group of senior participants and overcome many barriers. Implications for program planning and efforts are discussed.…

  10. Master Food Volunteer Program Combine your love of cooking, nutrition, physical activity,

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Master Food Volunteer Program Combine your love of cooking, nutrition, physical activity, and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer. The Master Food Volunteer Program helps Extension reach more Virginians with up-to-date, research-based knowledge on food

  11. A Successful Applied Physics Program at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao.

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    Muller, Rafael J.; Guerra-Vela, Claudio

    2003-01-01

    Presents innovative ideas that have been incorporated into the applied physics program at the Humacao Campus of the University of Puerto Rico since 1981. Describes a program that was designed as a professional (terminal) one with mechanisms to guide students who wish to pursue graduate studies. (Author/YDS)

  12. Heart Rates of Elementary Physical Education Students during the Dancing Classrooms Program

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    Nelson, Larry; Evans, Melissa; Guess, Wendy; Morris, Mary; Olson, Terry; Buckwalter, John

    2011-01-01

    We examined how different types of dance activities, along with their duration, influenced heart rate responses among fifth-grade physical education students (N = 96) who participated in the Dancing Classrooms program. Results indicated that the overall Dancing Classrooms program elicits a moderate cardiovascular heart rate response (M = 124.4…

  13. Utilizing Technology to Improve the Administration of Instructional Physical Activity Programs in Higher Education

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    Melton, Bridget; Burdette, Trey

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide examples of how technology is being used in one university to increase the organization and effectiveness of instructional physical activity programs (IPAPs). The article outlines ways in which technology can organize materials for students, instructors, and programs. Additionally, the article describes…

  14. Improved Physical Fitness among Older Female Participants in a Nationally Disseminated, Community-Based Exercise Program

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    Seguin, Rebecca A.; Heidkamp-Young, Eleanor; Kuder, Julia; Nelson, Miriam E.

    2012-01-01

    Background: Strength training (ST) is an important health behavior for aging women; it helps maintain strength and function and reduces risk for chronic diseases. This study assessed change in physical fitness following participation in a ST program implemented and evaluated by community leaders. Method: The StrongWomen Program is a nationally…

  15. Application to the Exercise Physiology Program Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Environment

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    Application to the Exercise Physiology Program Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health: _______ Or Physiological Chemistry (or General Chemistry) I GPA: _______and Lab I GPA: _______ Physiological Chemistry (or to the Exercise Physiology (EP) program, I understand the School of Health & Environment (SHE) policy requirements

  16. Biological Physics major as a means to stimulate an undergraduate physics program

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    Jaeger, Herbert; Eid, Khalid; Yarrison-Rice, Jan

    2013-03-01

    In an effort to stress the cross-disciplinary nature of modern physics we added a Biological Physics major. Drawing from coursework in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and related disciplines, it combines a broad curriculum with physical and mathematical rigor in preparation for careers in biophysics, medical physics, and biomedical engineering. Biological Physics offers a new path of studies to a large pool of life science students. We hope to grow our physics majors from 70-80 to more than 100 students and boost our graduation rate from the mid-teens to the mid-twenties. The new major brought about a revision of our sophomore curriculum to make room for modern topics without sidelining fundamentals. As a result, we split our 1-semester long Contemporary Physics course (4 cr hrs) into a year-long sequence Contemporary Physics Foundations and Contemporary Physics Frontiers (both 3 cr hrs). Foundations starts with relativity, then focuses on 4 quantum mechanics topics: wells, spin 1/2, oscillators, and hydrogen. Throughout the course applications are woven in whenever the opportunity arises, e.g. magnetism and NMR with spin 1/2. The following semester Frontiers explores scientific principles and technological advances that make quantum science and resulting technologies different from the large scale. Frontiers covers enabling techniques from atomic, molecular, condensed matter, and particle physics, as well as advances in nanotechnology, quantum optics, and biophysics.

  17. An introduction to using the FORTRAN programs provided with Computational Nuclear Physics 1 Nuclear Structure

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    Boytos, Matthew A.; Norbury, John W.

    1992-01-01

    The authors of this paper have provided a set of ready-to-run FORTRAN programs that should be useful in the field of theoretical nuclear physics. The purpose of this document is to provide a simple synopsis of the programs and their use. A separate section is devoted to each program set and includes: abstract; files; compiling, linking, and running; obtaining results; and a tutorial.

  18. An Experimental and Theoretical High Energy Physics Program

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    Shipsey, Ian

    2012-07-31

    The Purdue High Energy Physics Group conducts research in experimental and theoretical elementary particle physics and experimental high energy astrophysics. Our goals, which we share with high energy physics colleagues around the world, are to understand at the most fundamental level the nature of matter, energy, space and time, and in order to explain the birth, evolution and fate of the Universe. The experiments in which we are currently involved are: CDF, CLEO-c, CMS, LSST, and VERITAS. We have been instrumental in establishing two major in-house facilities: The Purdue Particle Physics Microstructure Detector Facility (P3MD) in 1995 and the CMS Tier-2 center in 2005. The research efforts of the theory group span phenomenological and theoretical aspects of the Standard Model as well as many of its possible extensions. Recent work includes phenomenological consequences of supersymmetric models, string theory and applications of gauge/gravity duality, the cosmological implications of massive gravitons, and the physics of extra dimensions.

  19. Computational-physics program of the National MFE Computer Center

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    Mirin, A.A.

    1982-02-01

    The computational physics group is ivolved in several areas of fusion research. One main area is the application of multidimensional Fokker-Planck, transport and combined Fokker-Planck/transport codes to both toroidal and mirror devices. Another major area is the investigation of linear and nonlinear resistive magnetohydrodynamics in two and three dimensions, with applications to all types of fusion devices. The MHD work is often coupled with the task of numerically generating equilibria which model experimental devices. In addition to these computational physics studies, investigations of more efficient numerical algorithms are being carried out.

  20. The Effects of a Model-Based Physics Curriculum Program with a Physics First Approach: a Causal-Comparative Study

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    Liang, Ling L.; Fulmer, Gavin W.; Majerich, David M.; Clevenstine, Richard; Howanski, Raymond

    2012-02-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a model-based introductory physics curriculum on conceptual learning in a Physics First (PF) Initiative. This is the first comparative study in physics education that applies the Rasch modeling approach to examine the effects of a model-based curriculum program combined with PF in the United States. Five teachers and 301 students (in grades 9 through 12) in two mid-Atlantic high schools participated in the study. The students' conceptual learning was measured by the Force Concept Inventory (FCI). It was found that the ninth-graders enrolled in the model-based program in a PF initiative achieved substantially greater conceptual understanding of the physics content than those 11th-/12th-graders enrolled in the conventional non-modeling, non-PF program (Honors strand). For the 11th-/12th-graders enrolled in the non-PF, non-honors strands, the modeling classes also outperformed the conventional non-modeling classes. The instructional activity reports by students indicated that the model-based approach was generally implemented in modeling classrooms. A closer examination of the field notes and the classroom observation profiles revealed that the greatest inconsistencies in model-based teaching practices observed were related to classroom interactions or discourse. Implications and recommendations for future studies are also discussed.

  1. Revitalizing an undergraduate physics program: A case study of the University of Arkansas

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    Stewart, John; Oliver, William; Stewart, Gay

    2013-12-01

    In recent years, a number of states have enacted initiatives to close undergraduate departments with low graduation rates. In response, the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society have presented workshops to help interested programs increase graduation rates. One program asked to present at these workshops was the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. As a result of a number of initiatives, the University of Arkansas Physics Department has seen an increase from an average of 1 to 2 graduates per year in the mid-1990s to 27 graduates in 2012. This growth resulted from many changes: a revision of the introductory physics course sequence, a reworking of degree requirements to allow increased flexibility, an increased focus on in-department academic advising, and specific faculty hires to support the educational mission. The purpose of this paper is to explore the details of the revised program.

  2. The UNAM M. Sc. program in Medical Physics enters its teen years

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    Brandan, María-Ester

    2010-12-01

    The M.Sc. (Medical Physics) program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, created in 1997, has graduated a substantial number of medical physicists who constitute today about 30% of the medical physics clinical workforce in the country. Up to present date (May 2010) more than 60 students have graduated, 60% of them hold clinical jobs, 20% have completed or study a Ph.D., and 15% perform activities related to this specialization. In addition to strengthening the clinical practice of medical physics, the program has served as an incentive for medical physics research in UNAM and other centers. We report the circumstances of the program origin, the evolution of its curriculum, the main achievements, and the next challenges.

  3. Comparative Effectiveness of After-School Programs to Increase Physical Activity

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    Gesell, Sabina B.; Sommer, Evan C.; Lambert, E. Warren; Vides de Andrade, Ana Regina; Davis, Lauren; Beech, Bettina M.; Mitchell, Stephanie J.; Neloms, Stevon; Ryan, Colleen K.

    2013-01-01

    Background. We conducted a comparative effectiveness analysis to evaluate the difference in the amount of physical activity children engaged in when enrolled in a physical activity-enhanced after-school program based in a community recreation center versus a standard school-based after-school program. Methods. The study was a natural experiment with 54 elementary school children attending the community ASP and 37 attending the school-based ASP. Accelerometry was used to measure physical activity. Data were collected at baseline, 6 weeks, and 12 weeks, with 91% retention. Results. At baseline, 43% of the multiethnic sample was overweight/obese, and the mean age was 7.9 years (SD = 1.7). Linear latent growth models suggested that the average difference between the two groups of children at Week 12 was 14.7 percentage points in moderate-vigorous physical activity (P < .001). Cost analysis suggested that children attending traditional school-based ASPs—at an average cost of $17.67 per day—would need an additional daily investment of $1.59 per child for 12 weeks to increase their moderate-vigorous physical activity by a model-implied 14.7 percentage points. Conclusions. A low-cost, alternative after-school program featuring adult-led physical activities in a community recreation center was associated with increased physical activity compared to standard-of-care school-based after-school program. PMID:23984052

  4. How to Integrate Tai Ji Quan into Physical Education Programs

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    Lu, Chunlei

    2008-01-01

    Tai ji quan, also known as "tai chi," is an ancient Chinese exercise characterized by soft, slow, and meditative movements. It consists of a set of continuous, evenly paced, carefully choreographed, but natural, body shifts. "Tai ji" is an ancient Chinese philosophy, while "tai ji quan" refers to a type of physical activity based on tai ji…

  5. A Physical Education Program for Preschoolers of All Abilities.

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    Maeda, Julienne K.; Randall, Lynn M.

    2002-01-01

    Preschool physical education (PPE) that integrates developmentally appropriate activities can benefit children of all abilities. The paper presents a multi-task activity, Trails in the Jungle, that has been used successfully by children of varying abilities. Trails in the Jungle incorporates different types of movement as well as imagination and…

  6. ATOMIC PHYSICS, AN AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, VOLUME 3, SUPPLEMENT.

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    DETERLINE, WILLIAM A.; KLAUS, DAVID J.

    THE AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN THIS TEXT WERE PREPARED FOR USE IN AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY, OFFERING SELF-TUTORING MATERIAL FOR LEARNING ATOMIC PHYSICS. THE TOPICS COVERED ARE (1) NUCLEAR BINDING ENERGY, (2) DISCOVERY OF RADIOACTIVITY, (3) RADIOACTIVE RADIATIONS, (4) ALPHA AND BETA DECAY, (5) BETA DECAY REACTIONS, (6) RADIOACTIVE DATING AND…

  7. Engaging Students in Physical Education: Recommendations for Secondary Programs

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    Thorp, Jennifer L.

    2013-01-01

    A review of the literature identifies three main factors that influence student motivation to participate in physical education activities: (1) gender; (2) body image; and (3) enjoyment (Azzarito & Solmon, 2005, 2006, 2009; Lodewyk et al., 2009; Smith & St. Pierre, 2009). Males and females are motivated differently because of their…

  8. ATOMIC PHYSICS, AN AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, VOLUME 4, SUPPLEMENT.

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    DETERLINE, WILLIAM A.; KLAUS, DAVID J.

    THE AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN THIS TEXT WERE PREPARED FOR USE IN AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY, OFFERING SELF-TUTORING MATERIAL FOR LEARNING ATOMIC PHYSICS. THE TOPICS COVERED ARE (1) RADIATION USES AND NUCLEAR FISSION, (2) NUCLEAR REACTORS, (3) ENERGY FROM NUCLEAR REACTORS, (4) NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS AND FUSION, (5) A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW, AND (6) A…

  9. Physical Access and Programs Serving Young Children with Disabilities.

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    Parette, Howard P., Jr.; Murdick, Nikki L.

    1994-01-01

    Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires child care centers to examine access to their rooms and spaces, playgrounds, and activities. The main components which require review are attitudinal barriers, physical barriers, policy barriers, and procedural barriers. (Author/JDD)

  10. Health physics program at the Nevada Test Site experimental farm

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    R. L. Douglas; C. A. Willis

    1972-01-01

    The passage of radioiodine through the forage-cow-milk food chain was ; investigated as a part of the bioenvironmental research program. Artificially ; generated ¹³⁷I-labeled aerosol was released in the irrigated foage area, ; which contained air samples and fallout collectors. After the forage was ; harvested and fed to cows the milk and forage were analyzed by gamma spectroscopy. ;

  11. Program Description: Physical Therapy in a Heart Failure Clinic

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    Knocke, Ann

    2012-01-01

    Aerobic exercise and resistance training have been proven to be beneficial for patients with heart failure. Current reimbursement guidelines exclude these patients from our traditional cardiac rehabilitation program, so at Newton Wellesley Hospital a clinic model was developed for the disease management and exercise of heart failure patients. PMID:22993502

  12. Physical Activity Program Delivery by Professionals versus Volunteers: the TEAM Randomized Trial

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    Castro, Cynthia M.; Pruitt, Leslie A.; Buman, Matthew P.; King, Abby C.

    2010-01-01

    Background Older adults have low rates of physical activity participation but respond positively to telephone-mediated support programs. Programs are often limited by reliance on professional staff. This study tested telephone-based physical activity advice delivered by professional staff versus trained volunteer peer mentors. Design A 12-month, randomized, controlled clinical trial was executed from 2003–2008. Setting/participants: Twelve volunteer peer mentors and 181 initially inactive adults ages 50 years and older were recruited from the San Francisco Bay Area. Intervention Participants were randomized to: (1) telephone-based physical activity advice delivered by professional staff, (2) telephone-based physical activity advice delivered by trained volunteer peers, or (3) an attention-control arm of staff-delivered telephone support for nutrition. Main Outcome Measures: Moderate-intensity or more vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was assessed at baseline, 6, and 12 months with the CHAMPS Questionnaire, with accelerometry validation (Actigraph) in a randomly selected subsample. Treatment fidelity was examined through analysis of quantity and quality of intervention delivery. Results At 6 and 12 months, both physical activity arms significantly increased MVPA relative to the control arm. Both physical activity arms were comparable in quantity of intervention delivery, but peers demonstrated more versatility and comprehensiveness in quality of intervention content. Conclusions This study demonstrates that trained peer volunteers can effectively promote physical activity increases through telephone-based advice. The results support a program delivery model with good dissemination potential for a variety of community settings. PMID:21553972

  13. An Experimental High Energy Physics Program: Task D

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    Barnes, V.E.; Carmony, D.D.; Garfinkel, A.F.; Gutay, L.J.

    1992-01-01

    This report discusses: The CDF for {bar p}-p Collisions at FNAL; The L3 Detector for e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} Collisions at CERN; The SCD Detector for pp Collisions at the SSCL (calorimeters); The SDC Detector for pp Collisions at the SSCL (muon detector); The CO experiment for {bar p}-p Collisions at FNAL; and Accelerator Physics at Fermilab.

  14. Nova target physics program and the Nova upgrade laser

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    Campbell, E. M.

    1991-12-01

    Recent advances in ICF target design and performance have made possible the achievement of ignition and gain with 1-2 MJ laser drive energy, as against the 5-10 MJ necessary to achieve high gain in the earlier designs. Ignition and propagating burn can be achieved at the lower energy by increasing the hohlraum temperature and, thereby increasing the pressure driving the imploding fusion capsule. Nova experiments continue to address the target physics of radiatively driven targets, such as laser-plasma interaction physics, the efficiency of laser light conversion to X-rays, hohlraum characterization and design, hydrodynamic stability, and implosion physics. Recent experiments on Nova have also demonstrated 1.3 times higher hohlraum temperature than previously predicted. This latter demonstration is the key achievement leading to the Nova Upgrade proposal. These combined results, together with those from experiments to study the interaction of high-power laser light with target plasmas, indicate that the capsule drive and symmetry conditions required for ignition and net gain can be achieved with a properly designed upgrade of the existing Nova facility. Success in the Nova Upgrade objective would firmly establish target and driver requirements for achieving high yield and high gain and would support a decision to construct a Laboratory Microfusion Facility (LMF) for defense applications and an Engineering Test Facility (ETF) for energy applications by the end of the first decade of the next century. Nova Upgrade experiments would focus on the target physics necessary to determine the minimum driver energy required to achieve ignition and high-gain laser fusion. The thermonuclear yield produced (up to 20 MJ) would be used to study the effects of fusion microexplosions on potential LMF and ETF reactor chamber materials. This information would permit development of the most efficient and least costly designs for the LMF and the ETF.

  15. Research program in nuclear and solid state physics

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    Stronach, C. E.

    1973-01-01

    The spectra of prompt gamma rays emitted following nuclear pion absorption were studied to determine the states of excited daughter nuclei, and the branching ratios for these states. Studies discussed include the negative pion absorption of C-12, S-32, and N-14; and the positive pion absorption on 0-16. Abstracts of papers submitted to the conference of the American Physical Society are included.

  16. Computational physics program of the National MFE Computer Center

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    Mirin, A.A.

    1980-08-01

    The computational physics group is involved in several areas of fusion research. One main area is the application of multidimensional Fokker-Planck, transport and combined Fokker-Planck/transport codes to both toroidal and mirror devices. Another major area is the investigation of linear and nonlinear resistive magnetohydrodynamics in two and three dimensions, with applications to all types of fusion studies, investigations of more efficient numerical algorithms are being carried out.

  17. Assessing "Me Generation's" Entrepreneurship Degree Programmes in Malaysia

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    Zainuddin, Muhammad Nizam; Rejab, Mohd Rozaini Mohd

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of undergraduates' specialised entrepreneurship programmes in Malaysian universities that have been made available to "ME generation" students. By analysing the antecedents and predicting self-employment intention, the paper evaluates the impact of such programmes upon the…

  18. Exploring Innovative Entrepreneurship and Its Ties to Higher Educational Experiences

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    Mayhew, Matthew J.; Simonoff, Jeffrey S.; Baumol, William J.; Wiesenfeld, Batia M.; Klein, Michael W.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this paper was to explore innovative entrepreneurship and to gain insight into the educational practices and experiences that increase the likelihood that a student would graduate with innovative entrepreneurial intentions. To this end, we administered a battery of assessments to 3,700 undergraduate seniors who matriculated in the…

  19. Entrepreneurship and Socioeconomic Development in Africa: A Reality or Myth?

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    Nafukho, Fredrick M.; Muyia, Machuma A. Helen

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the development of entrepreneurship education and training in Kenya as a strategic approach to addressing the unemployment problem among the school and university graduates in Kenya and Africa in general. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopted a critical review of the literature method to…

  20. The Future of Entrepreneurship Education in the UK's "Big Society"

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    Matlay, Harry; Hussain, Javed

    2012-01-01

    Over the last three decades in the UK, successive Conservative and Labour governments have implemented policies and initiatives aimed at widening access to higher education. During the same period, entrepreneurship education has emerged as an important aspect of higher education provision, as it has in other industrially developed and developing…

  1. Bentham and Owen on entrepreneurship and social reform

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    Estrella Trincado; Manuel Santos-Redondo

    2012-01-01

    Jeremy Bentham invested an important amount of money in New Lanark's cotton mills, which at that time were run by Robert Owen. However, apparently Bentham never took a serious interest in the organisation of such a successful entrepreneurship and new model society, although it seemed to fit in with Bentham's ideas of the entrepreneur (‘projector’) and also with Bentham's ideas

  2. Institutions, Entrepreneurship, and Re gional Differences in Economic Growth 1

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    Joshua C. Hall; Russell S. Sobel

    This paper takes an institutional approach to explaining dif- ferences in the levels of entrepreneurship and economic growth across U.S. states. The institutional approach to growth argues that political and economic institutions influence the productiv- ity of resource use. We hypothesize that institutions influence economic growth primarily through their effect on entrepre- neurship and discovery. In this paper, we test

  3. Conceptions of Tourism Lifestyle Entrepreneurship: Transition Economy Context

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    Vlatka Skokic; Alison Morrison

    2011-01-01

    Lifestyle non-economic motives have been recognised as a significant motivational factor for tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs. However, knowledge on the subject is mainly drawn from the perspective of western developed economies, with a paucity of studies focusing on transition and developing countries. The purpose of this paper is to investigate tourism entrepreneurship within the former socialist countries, particularly focusing on

  4. The impact of Greek Orthodoxy on entrepreneurship: a theoretical framework

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    George Gotsis; Zoe Kortezi

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer a theoretical framework for the analysis of the eventual implications of Greek Orthodoxy for business and entrepreneurial activities in general. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines the basic concepts, tenets and principles – in particular, those being of interest to business and entrepreneurship – of a specific religious worldview, Greek Orthodoxy.

  5. Student IP Issues in Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship and

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    Eustice, Ryan

    Student IP Issues in Engineering Courses Center for Entrepreneurship and Office of Vice President applications #12;Students are increasingly aware of IP issues #12;UM encourages student innovation #12;UM to better accommodate student IP; and ­ An increasing number of resources have become available that want

  6. Vanguards and ventures: Projects as vehicles for corporate entrepreneurship

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    Lars Frederiksen; Andrew Davies

    2008-01-01

    The concept of vanguard project refers to a first-of-its-kind project, initiated to enable a firm to diversify into a new market or technology based on an existing market and client base. We show that the concept can be broadened by engaging with the corporate entrepreneurship literature, which demonstrates that many entrepreneurial projects for diversification are developed in areas where there

  7. The growth of Korean immigrant entrepreneurship in Chicago

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    1995-01-01

    The growth of Korean immigrant entrepreneurship in Chicago is a product of three interacting factors: employment opportunities in the general labour market, resource mobilization, and business opportunity structures. Because of their language barrier and less transferable education and occupational skills in the American labour market, many Korean immigrants could not find white?collar occupations for which they had been trained. Disadvantaged,

  8. Research of Informationization Entrepreneurship Education's Essence and Characteristic

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    Delin Sun; Wen Shi; Jinyun Xue; Puyuan Tang; Xintao Tang; Zhen Hu; Shelin Ye; Huan Dai

    2010-01-01

    Informationization entrepreneurship education is not only the requirement of the information age, but also the requirement of society and economic structure adjustment to talented person. It is a mission the modern society to col leges and universities. With higher education's widespread, the employment pressure we are facing has been more and more austere, and the pressure of the graduates from

  9. "Entrepreneurship in China" 2012 International Summer School in Zhejiang University

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    Haviland, David

    I 2012-6-16 (Sat) Doing Business in China: a Cultural Perspective Survival Chinese II 2011-6-17 (Sun) Doing Business in China: a Legal Perspective Approaching the Culture: Calligraphy 2011-6-18 (Mon"Entrepreneurship in China" 2012 International Summer School in Zhejiang University The theme

  10. Entrepreneurship Education in Lesotho Secondary Schools: Pedagogical Challenges

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    Nketekete, Malefetsane E.; Motebang, Maletele B.

    2008-01-01

    The paper explores the extent to which the entrepreneurship education component of the business education curriculum in Lesotho secondary education is being implemented. The study was undertaken in 18 schools during 1998, 1999 and 2000. Different research methods such as video recording, interviews and document analysis were used. Results indicate…

  11. A Note on Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Economic Growth

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    Roy Thurik; A. R. M. Wennekers

    2001-01-01

    The aim of the present short paper is to show that since the 1970s the world has changed considerably, and that this change has had consequences for the current policy debate on the determinants of economic growth. Our paper deals with some aspects of the recent scientific literature on the relation between entrepreneurship and small business, on the one hand,

  12. Autonomy as the Guiding Aim of Entrepreneurship Education

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    van Gelderen, Marco

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: This paper has three purposes: first, to present a vision of entrepreneurship education that has the student's capacity for autonomous action as its ultimate aim; second, to convince the reader of the timeliness and relevance of such an approach; third, to outline how this can be implemented. Design/methodology/approach: The paper…

  13. Entrepreneurship in value chains of non-timber forest products

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    Dirk Willem te Velde; Jonathan Rushton; Kathrin Schreckenberg; Elaine Marshall; Fabrice Edouard; Adrian Newton; Erik Arancibia

    2006-01-01

    Entrepreneurship and innovation by actors in the market for non-timber forest products (NTFPs) cannot be fully understood without a proper understanding of the position and behaviour of actors in the value chain of NTFPs. This paper places the market for NTFPs in the emerging literature on value chains which has, so far, lacked a detailed analysis of NTFPs. Our analysis

  14. A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Entrepreneurship Education

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    Tan, Siok San; Ng, C. K. Frank

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: While it is generally acknowledged that entrepreneurship can be taught, many differ in their opinions about the appropriate methodologies to teach and equip students with the requisite entrepreneurial skills. This paper presents a case to suggest that a problem-based learning (PBL) approach practised at the Republic Polytechnic in…

  15. The Mouse and the Elephant and Entrepreneurship Training.

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    Witter, Glen

    The Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education, Manila, the Philippines, a very small institution in terms of people and resources, has made a significant impact influencing numerous ministries of education to inculcate entrepreneurship training into technical/vocational education. The college has evolved an effective process for…

  16. Economics and Entrepreneurship: Student Activities. Master Curriculum Guide.

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    National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.

    Correlated to the Economics and Entrepreneurship Teaching Strategies Master Curriculum Guide, this book features 66 student activities, case studies, comprehension quizzes, and lessons related to economic concepts. Designed for high school students of economics, social studies, and business education, this curriculum guide combines study of basic…

  17. Scientific Formulas and Cognitive Economics, beyond "in Vitro" Entrepreneurship

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    Maggioni, V.; Del Giudice, M.

    2008-01-01

    Cognitive economics is the fruit of intense "trans-epistemic" communication involving heterogeneous disciplinary areas: its most tangible application can be found in the dialogues between science and enterprise and in the relationship between cognition and entrepreneurship. The hypothesis of classical economics is that the academic inventor or…

  18. THE ECONOMICS OF BOUNDED RATIONALITY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INSTITUTIONAL EVOLUTION

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    RICHARD H. DAY

    Bounded rationality provides a fundamental economic explanation for nonrationai modes of behavior. These nonrational modes underlie both the erratic perturbations of entrepreneurship and the systematic waves of diffusion they initiate which in turn guarantee that the economy operates out of equilibrium. Continuing adjustments out of equilibrium are made possible by financial intermediation. They imply assymetric changes in individual welfare. The

  19. The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship. Education Outlook. No. 7

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    Hess, Frederick M.

    2008-01-01

    The most intriguing reforms in K-12 education today are entrepreneurial ventures like the New Teacher Project, the KIPP Academies, and New Leaders for New Schools, which command notice for their efforts to reimagine schooling. In "The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship: Possibilities for School Reform," the author collaborates with a team of…

  20. Doctoral education in entrepreneurship: a European case study

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    David Urbano; Marinés Aponte; Nuria Toledano

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse a European doctoral programme in entrepreneurship. The specific objectives are the following: to illustrate the process to design and launch the doctoral programme; to describe its main characteristics; and to explore the conditioning factors to its success. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The methodology is based upon a systematic application of a longitudinal

  1. An Empirical Investigation of Entrepreneurship Intensity in Iranian State Universities

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    Mazdeh, Mohammad Mahdavi; Razavi, Seyed-Mostafa; Hesamamiri, Roozbeh; Zahedi, Mohammad-Reza; Elahi, Behin

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to propose a framework to evaluate the entrepreneurship intensity (EI) of Iranian state universities. In order to determine EI, a hybrid multi-method framework consisting of Delphi, Analytic Network Process (ANP), and VIKOR is proposed. The Delphi method is used to localize and reduce the number of criteria extracted…

  2. Promoting Entrepreneurship Studies in the Community College Setting.

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    Watts, Karen Southall

    This document examines the current promotional methods used by North Carolina community colleges to advance entrepreneurship education and identifies practical strategies for improving promotional efforts and outcomes. The observations, interviews, and anecdotal information presented in the paper are based on the author's three years of community…

  3. Incorporating Student-Centred Learning in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education

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    Harkema, Saskia J. M.; Schout, Henk

    2008-01-01

    Innovation and entrepreneurship are vital for economic growth, as was already asserted by Schumpeter in 1934. In a recent survey carried out by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, 2006) a picture emerges of The Netherlands as lagging behind when it comes to starting a company, whereby start-ups of students coming…

  4. BIIP: a mix of engineering design and technological entrepreneurship

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    Ruben Gonzalez-Rubio; Richard Thibault; H. Beaulieu

    2001-01-01

    This article presents a pedagogical experiment based on an integrated approach to simultaneously develop design and technological entrepreneurship skills in fourth-year computer engineering students at the Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. The article describes the experiment which was carried out four times and involved, in the last three instances, a group of three 3-credit courses spread over a period of

  5. Competency Based Entrepreneurship Training for Fulton County. Final Report.

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    Johnston, Cheryl

    This report describes a project that reviewed existing materials on all aspects of entrepreneurship likely to be encountered by independent business persons. In addition to the review of books, periodicals, and newspapers, the project interviewed successful Pennsylvania entrepreneurs. A curriculum guide was synthesized that was relevant to the…

  6. Indicators for Measuring Entrepreneurship: A Proposal for a Scoreboard

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    Leitao da Silva Martins, Susana Paula

    2007-01-01

    Indicators for measuring and comparing entrepreneurship in different regions are important tools for understanding economic and social development and formulating strategies to bring improvements to less developed areas. The existing indicators are not adequate for this purpose because they do not link the economic and social factors that…

  7. PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION Programme name Engineering with Management and Entrepreneurship

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    Weyde, Tillman

    , sustainability, and corporate responsibility issues and the technology entrepreneurship skills you will require and understanding of the current issues in energy, sustainability, and corporate responsibility, and how engineer in a corporate environment. Appreciate the relevance of sustainability and green issues in future

  8. Before programs: the physical origination of multicellular forms.

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    Newman, Stuart A; Forgacs, Gabor; Muller, Gerd B

    2006-01-01

    By examining the formative role of physical processes in modern-day developmental systems, we infer that although such determinants are subject to constraints and rarely act in a "pure" fashion, they are identical to processes generic to all viscoelastic, chemically excitable media, non-living as well as living. The processes considered are free diffusion, immiscible liquid behavior, oscillation and multistability of chemical state, reaction-diffusion coupling and mechanochemical responsivity. We suggest that such processes had freer reign at early stages in the history of multicellular life, when less evolution had occurred of genetic mechanisms for stabilization and entrenchment of functionally successful morphologies. From this we devise a hypothetical scenario for pattern formation and morphogenesis in the earliest metazoa. We show that the expected morphologies that would arise during this relatively unconstrained "physical" stage of evolution correspond to the hollow, multilayered and segmented morphotypes seen in the gastrulation stage embryos of modern-day metazoa as well as in Ediacaran fossil deposits of approximately 600 Ma. We suggest several ways in which organisms that were originally formed by predominantly physical mechanisms could have evolved genetic mechanisms to perpetuate their morphologies. PMID:16479496

  9. High energy physics program at Texas A&M University. Final report, April 1, 1990--March 31, 1991

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    Not Available

    1992-12-01

    The Texas A&M experimental high energy physics program has been supported since its inception by DOE Contract DE-AS05-81ER40039. During that period we established a viable experimental program at a university which before this time had no program in high energy physics. In 1990, the experimental program was augmented with a program in particle theory. In the accompanying final report, we outline the research work accomplished during the final year of this contract and the program being proposed for consideration by the Department of Energy for future grant support. Some of the particular areas covered are: Collider detector at Fermilab program; the TAMU MACRO program; SSC R&D program; SSC experimental program; and theoretical physics program.

  10. Enhancing Interdisciplinary, Mathematics, and Physical Science in an Undergraduate Life Science Program through Physical Chemistry

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    2009-01-01

    BIO2010 advocates enhancing the interdisciplinary, mathematics, and physical science components of the undergraduate biology curriculum. The Department of Chemistry and Life Science at West Point responded by developing a required physical chemistry course tailored to the interests of life science majors. To overcome student resistance to physical chemistry, students were enabled as long-term stakeholders who would shape the syllabus by selecting life science topics of interest to them. The initial 2 yr of assessment indicates that students have a positive view of the course, feel they have succeeded in achieving course outcome goals, and that the course is relevant to their professional future. Instructor assessment of student outcome goal achievement via performance on exams and labs is comparable to that of students in traditional physical chemistry courses. Perhaps more noteworthy, both student and instructor assessment indicate positive trends from year 1 to year 2, presumably due to the student stakeholder effect. PMID:19255133

  11. The MSIE Startup Launch Track offers a unique opportunity for a select group of entrepreneurs to launch their new business ventures within the framework of UT Dallas'highly regarded master of science in innovation and entrepreneurship

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    O'Toole, Alice J.

    The MSIE Startup Launch Track offers a unique opportunity for a select group of entrepreneurs in innovation and entrepreneurship (MSIE) degree program. Application to the Startup Launch Track is competitive teams admitted to the Startup Launch Track will be provided with office and/or laboratory space

  12. The Integration of a Family Systems Approach for Understanding Youth Obesity, Physical Activity, and Dietary Programs

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    Wilson, Dawn K.; St. George, Sara M.; Lawman, Hannah; Segal, Michelle; Fairchild, Amanda

    2012-01-01

    Rates of overweight in youth have reached epidemic proportions and are associated with adverse health outcomes. Family-based programs have been widely used to treat overweight in youth. However, few programs incorporate a theoretical framework for studying a family systems approach in relation to youth health behavior change. Therefore, this review provides a family systems theory framework for evaluating family-level variables in weight loss, physical activity, and dietary approaches in youth. Studies were reviewed and effect sizes were calculated for interventions that manipulated the family system, including components that targeted parenting styles, parenting skills, or family functioning, or which had novel approaches for including the family. Twenty-one weight loss interventions were identified, and 25 interventions related to physical activity and/or diet were identified. Overall, family-based treatment programs that incorporated training for authoritative parenting styles, parenting skills, or child management, and family functioning had positive effects on youth weight loss. Programs to improve physical activity and dietary behaviors that targeted the family system also demonstrated improvements in youth health behaviors; however, direct effects of parent-targeted programming is not clear. Both treatment and prevention programs would benefit from evaluating family functioning and parenting styles as possible mediators of intervention outcomes. Recommendations are provided to guide the development of future family-based obesity prevention and treatment programs for youth. PMID:20689989

  13. Barriers to and Facilitators of Physical Activity Program Use Among Older Adults

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    Bethancourt, Hilary J.; Rosenberg, Dori E.; Beatty, Tara; Arterburn, David E.

    2014-01-01

    Objective Regular physical activity (PA) is important for maintaining long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional health. However, few older adults engage in routine PA, and even fewer take advantage of programs designed to enhance PA participation. Though most managed Medicare members have free access to the Silver Sneakers and EnhanceFitness PA programs, the vast majority of eligible seniors do not utilize these programs. The goal of this qualitative study was to better understand the barriers to and facilitators of PA and participation in PA programs among older adults. Design This was a qualitative study using focus group interviews. Setting Focus groups took place at three Group Health clinics in King County, Washington. Participants Fifty-two randomly selected Group Health Medicare members between the ages of 66 to 78 participated. Methods We conducted four focus groups with 13 participants each. Focus group discussions were audio-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using an inductive thematic approach and a social-ecological framework. Results Men and women were nearly equally represented among the participants, and the sample was largely white (77%), well-educated (69% college graduates), and relatively physically active. Prominent barriers to PA and PA program participation were physical limitations due to health conditions or aging, lack of professional guidance, and inadequate distribution of information on available and appropriate PA options and programs. Facilitators included the motivation to maintain physical and mental health and access to affordable, convenient, and stimulating PA options. Conclusion Older adult populations may benefit from greater support and information from their providers and health care systems on how to safely and successfully improve or maintain PA levels through later adulthood. Efforts among health care systems to boost PA among older adults may need to consider patient-centered adjustments to current PA programs, as well as alternative methods for promoting overall active lifestyle choices. PMID:24415748

  14. Physical properties of the benchmark models program supercritical wing

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    Dansberry, Bryan E.; Durham, Michael H.; Bennett, Robert M.; Turnock, David L.; Silva, Walter A.; Rivera, Jose A., Jr.

    1993-01-01

    The goal of the Benchmark Models Program is to provide data useful in the development and evaluation of aeroelastic computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. To that end, a series of three similar wing models are being flutter tested in the Langley Transonic Dynamics Tunnel. These models are designed to simultaneously acquire model response data and unsteady surface pressure data during wing flutter conditions. The supercritical wing is the second model of this series. It is a rigid semispan model with a rectangular planform and a NASA SC(2)-0414 supercritical airfoil shape. The supercritical wing model was flutter tested on a flexible mount, called the Pitch and Plunge Apparatus, that provides a well-defined, two-degree-of-freedom dynamic system. The supercritical wing model and associated flutter test apparatus is described and experimentally determined wind-off structural dynamic characteristics of the combined rigid model and flexible mount system are included.

  15. Spin physics program in Jefferson Lab's Hall C

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    Rondón, Oscar A.

    2015-04-01

    The nucleon spin structure has been studied at Jefferson Lab's Hall C in experiments RSS (E01-006) and SANE (E07-003), which measured double spin asymmetries using the U. of Virginia solid polarized target and CEBAF's 6 GeV polarized electrons. The proton longitudinal spin structure g1 and transverse structure g2 have been investigated at kinematics extending from the elastic point to DIS, for four-momenta squared ranging from 0.8 to 5 GeV2. The neutron structures have been measured in the region of the nucleon resonances at 1.3 GeV2 on a deuteron target. Results of both experiments will be highlighted. A brief survey of approved experiments for the 12 GeV program will also be presented.

  16. The NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program: Research Plans for the ISS

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    Kohl, Fred J.; Singh, Bhim S.; Shaw, Nancy J.; Chiaramonte, Francis P.

    2003-01-01

    Building on over four decades of research and technology development related to the behavior of fluids in low gravity environments, the current NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program continues the quest for knowledge to further understand and design better fluids systems for use on earth and in space. NASA's Biological and Physical Research Enterprise seeks to exploit the space environment to conduct research supporting human exploration of space (strategic research), research of intrinsic scientific importance and impact (fundamental research), and commercial research. The strategic research thrust will build the vital knowledge base needed to enable NASA's mission to explore the Universe and search for life. There are currently five major research areas in the Microgravity Fluid Physics Program: complex fluids, niultiphase flows and phase change, interfacial phenomena, biofluid mechanics, and dynamics and instabilities. Numerous investigations into these areas are being conducted in both ground-based laboratories and facilities and in the flight experiments program. Most of the future NASA- sponsored flight experiments in microgravity fluid physics and transport phenomena will be carried out on the International Space Station (ISS) in the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR), in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), in EXPRESS racks, and in other facilities provided by international partners. This paper presents an overview of the near- and long-term visions for NASA's Microgravity Fluid Physics Research Program and brief descriptions of hardware systems planned to enable this research.

  17. Indigenous entrepreneurship as a research field: developing a definitional framework from the emerging canon

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    Kevin Hindle; Peter Moroz

    2010-01-01

    This study defines Indigenous entrepreneurship as a distinct disciplinary field of science and charts for it a pre-paradigmatic\\u000a framework. A strategy of literature search and examination was utilized to argue that Indigenous entrepreneurship is sufficiently\\u000a distinguished from both mainstream entrepreneurship and other social and management sciences to constitute a legitimate, well-defined\\u000a sub-field of research in its own right. The study

  18. Radiological\\/Health physics program assessement at Rocky Flats, the process

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    Psomas

    1996-01-01

    The Department of Energy, Rocky Flats Office, Safety and Health Group, Health Physics Team (HPT) is responsible for oversight of the Radiation Protection and Health Physics Program (RPHP) of the Integrating Management Contractor (IMC), Kaiser-Hill (K-H) operations at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). As of 1 January 1996 the Rocky Flats Plant employed 300 DOE and 4,300 contractor

  19. Clock Technology Development in the Laser Cooling and Atomic Physics (LCAP) Program

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    Seidel, Dave; Thompson, R. J.; Klipstein, W. M.; Kohel, J.; Maleki, L.

    2000-01-01

    This paper presents the Laser Cooling and Atomic Physics (LCAP) program. It focuses on clock technology development. The topics include: 1) Overview of LCAP Flight Projects; 2) Space Clock 101; 3) Physics with Clocks in microgravity; 4) Space Clock Challenges; 5) LCAP Timeline; 6) International Space Station (ISS) Science Platforms; 7) ISS Express Rack; 8) Space Qualification of Components; 9) Laser Configuration; 10) Clock Rate Comparisons: GPS Carrier Phase Frequency Transfer; and 11) ISS Model Views. This paper is presented in viewgraph form.

  20. The use of CML and CML in Computational Chemistry and Physics Programs

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    Wakelin, Jon; Garcia, A; Murray-Rust, Peter

    2008-06-26

    The use of XML and CML in Computational Chemistry and Physics Programs A. García1, P. Murray-Rust2, J. Wakelin3 1 Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del País Vasco, E-48080 Bilbao, Spain. 2... problems associated with data exchange and data representation in the computational chemistry and physics communities. Recent computational developments, such as Condor and the Grid, have paved the way for new kinds of simulations that demand more...

  1. A research program in neutrino physics, cosmic rays and elementary particles. Progress report for Task A

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    Reines, F.; Sobel, H.W.

    1991-08-01

    Physics interests of the group are focused primarily on tests of conservation laws and studies of fundamental interactions between particles. There is also a significant interest in astrophysics and cosmic rays. Task A consists of three experimental programs; a Double-Beta Decay study (currently at the Hoover Dam), a Reactor Neutrino program (until this year at Savannah River), and the IMB Proton Decay experiment in a Cleveland salt mine. Discussion of the research in each area is given.

  2. 21 CFR 1301.73 - Physical security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs...

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    2012-04-01

    ...Physical security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs; manufacturing and compounding areas...security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs; manufacturing and compounding...

  3. 21 CFR 1301.73 - Physical security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Physical security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs; manufacturing and compounding areas...security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs; manufacturing and compounding...

  4. 21 CFR 1301.73 - Physical security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Physical security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs; manufacturing and compounding areas...security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs; manufacturing and compounding...

  5. 21 CFR 1301.73 - Physical security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Physical security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs; manufacturing and compounding areas...security controls for non-practitioners; compounders for narcotic treatment programs; manufacturing and compounding...

  6. Update of ZTH physics and design issues and physics goals of ZTH and role in the Fusion Program

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    DiMarco, J.N.

    1990-01-01

    The ZTH construction program is scheduled for completion in December of 1992. Some design features are still amenable to changes directed by new physics or computational information. Numerical results for the ZTH tapered poloidal field gap show that a relatively simple linear taper results in substantial reduction in field error. This design is simpler to manufacture compared with the compound curve predicted by analytical calculations. Also, ongoing analysis of ZT-40M data indicates that the fluctuation levels of magnetic fields and x-rays at high {theta} (1.7), can be reduced to the fluctuation levels at standard'' operational {theta} (1.4) by changing the winding configuration of the toroidal field (TF) coils. The effect is thought to depend on the shell-like action of the TF coils when they consist of many turns in parallel. Magnetic-field effects, such as field errors, at the unshielded toroidal-field butt-joint gap in the shell can be reduced by this effective external shell. Design implications for installing a second low-current TF coil on ZTH are presented. ZTH has the capability of operating at 4 MA with the addition of power supplies. The projected parameters of ZTH are discussed in the context of various conceptual design. The sensitivity of the conceptual design to the physics results from machines like RFX and ZTH is reviewed. It is shown that the 4 MA ZTH physics results will make a significant advance for the RFP program toward the programmatic RFP fusion goals. Finally, the influence of RFP and tokamak physics on the conceptual design of high mass-power-density (MPD) fusion reactors is investigated through the TITAN and ARIES studies. The confinement characteristics required of these conceptual designs are compared; physics issues are identified that are required to bring the MPD and fusion-power-core of the tokamak designs into coincidence with the RFP designs.

  7. The BEAR program NRL plasma physics instrumentation measurements

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    Walker, D.N.; Baumback, M.M.; Haas, D.G.; Rodriguez, P.; Siefring, C.L.; Doggett, R.A. [Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)

    1989-11-15

    The BEAR program was a joint effort to launch, and demonstrate the feasibility of operating, a 1 MeV 10 ma Neutral Particle Beam (NPB) accelerator from a space platform. The accelerator design and manufacture were the responsibility of Los Alamos National Lab (LANL); diagnostics associated with accelerator operation and beam-plasma effects were also to be undertaken by LANL and NRL. Payload Integration and Telemetry was provided by the Air Force Geophysical Lab (AFGL) and Northeastern University (NEU). Beam effects on the local plasma in addition to accelerator produced vehicle effects (e.g., charging) were the responsibility of NRL as outlined herein. The BEAR rocket was launched successfully during the early morning hours of July 13 from White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, N.M. The NRL contribution to this effort included three instrument packages designed to diagnose beam-plasma and vehicle-plasma interactions. The instruments included: (1) Langmuir probe (LP) design consisting of 4 separate sensors; (2) High voltage (HIV) Langmuir Probe designed to monitor vehicle charging through current polarity changes; and (3) Plasma Wave Receive (PWR) designed to characterize the plasma wave emissions covering a broad frequency range from near DC to 50 MHz.

  8. Physical activity and positive youth development: Impact of a school-based program

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    Madsen, Kristine A.; Hicks, Katherine; Thompson, Hannah

    2011-01-01

    Objective Protective factors associated with positive youth development predict health and education outcomes. We sought to explore trends in these protective factors and in physical activity among low-income students, and to determine the impact of a school-based youth development program on these trends. Methods Quasi-experimental time series design including data from 158 low-income schools from 2001 to 2007. 94 schools had exposure to a school-based program promoting physical activity and youth development through structured play; 64 schools served as controls. Primary outcomes were 5th grade student scores (n=13,109) on a California statewide survey for physical activity (1–6 scale) and measures of protective factors including: problem solving skills, meaningful participation in school, and caring adults (1–4 scales). Predictors were time (year) and school’s number of years of exposure to the program. Results Overall, significant annual declines were seen in protective factors, including students’ report of feeling safe (?0.03, 95% CI [?0.03, ?0.01]), caring adults at school (?0.03 [?0.05, ?0.02]), and problem solving skills (?0.03 [?0.04, ?0.02]). Cumulative declines over 6 years were equivalent to a drop of 1 school-level SD. Each additional year of exposure to the program predicted greater meaningful participation (0.02 [0.001, 0.5]), problem solving skills (0.03 [0.0001, 0.06]), and increased physical activity (0.06 [0.01, 0.10]); exposure throughout elementary school (6 years) increased scores by 1 school-level SD. Conclusions Low-income students report a significant decline in protective factors since 2001. School partnerships with youth development programs promoting physical activity may ameliorate declines in emotional wellbeing and increase physical activity. PMID:21740431

  9. Basic research and data analysis for the national geodetic satellite program and for the earth and ocean physics applications program

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    1974-01-01

    Activities related to the National Geodetic Satellite Program are reported and include a discussion of Ohio State University's OSU275 set of tracking station coordinates and transformation parameters, determination of network distortions, and plans for data acquisition and processing. The problems encountered in the development of the LAGEOS satellite are reported in an account of activities related to the Earth and Ocean Physics Applications Program. The LAGEOS problem involves transmission and reception of the laser pulse designed to make accurate determinations of the earth's crustal and rotational motions. Pulse motion, ephemeris, arc range measurements, and accuracy estimates are discussed in view of the problem. Personnel involved in the two programs are also listed, along with travel activities and reports published to date.

  10. Framing a Program Designed to Train New Chemistry/Physics Teachers for California Outlying Regions

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    Bodily, Gerald P., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop guidelines for a new high school chemistry and physics teacher training program. Eleven participants were interviewed who attended daylong workshops, every other Saturday, for 10 months. The instructors used Modeling Instruction pedagogy and curriculum. All the instructors had high school teaching…

  11. Physical Education and Activity: Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2000.

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    Burgeson, Charlene R.; Wechsler, Howell; Brener, Nancy D.; Young, Judith; Spain, Christine G.

    2001-01-01

    Describes School Health Policies and Programs Study 2000 physical education (PE)-related findings about state-, district-, and school-level requirements and policies, standards and guidelines, student assessment, evaluation, PE for students with disabilities, collaboration, staffing and professional preparation, recess, and interscholastic sports…

  12. Impact of a walking school bus program on children's active commuting to school and physical activity

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Walking School Buses (WSB) are groups of students, led to and from school by adults, in which students are picked up at designated "bus stops". The impact of WSB programs on students' active commuting to school (walking/cycling to school, ACS), and moderate-to vigorous-physical activity (MVPA) has n...

  13. Children's Perceptions of a District-Wide Physical Education Program

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    Prusak, Keven A.; Davis, Tirza; Pennington, Todd R.; Wilkinson, Carol

    2014-01-01

    Couched in attitude theory, this follow-up study examines children-voiced perceptions of "enjoyment" and "usefulness" toward a "district mandated" elementary physical education (PE) program. Attitudes of 277 5th and 6th grade males and females from four representative schools from within a district were assessed in a…

  14. [Research programs from the University of South Carolina on High Energy Physics]. [119 Technical Progress Report

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    Rosenfeld, C.

    1993-01-01

    Work on three main experiments is summarized: (1) study of charm physics in a wide-band photon beam; (2) charmless two-body decays of b-flavored mesons and baryons studied with a ring imaging Cherenkov counter; and (3) the AMY Program, which studies e[sup +]e[sup [minus

  15. A Qualitative Study of Staff's Perspectives on Implementing an After School Program Promoting Youth Physical Activity

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    Zarrett, Nicole; Skiles, Brittany; Wilson, Dawn K.; McClintock, Lauren

    2012-01-01

    Minimal effects found across youth physical activity (PA) interventions, and increased attention to circumstances that impede adequate delivery of program components, has highlighted the importance of learning from staff what is needed to foster staff comprehension and engagement for developing, adopting, and successfully implementing PA-based…

  16. Individualized Health Incentive Program Modules for Physically Disabled Students in Grades Kindergarten Through Twelve.

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    Reggio, Kathryn D.

    Individualized health incentive program modules were developed for students having severe physical disabilities. Their needs fell into these categories: lack of function of the involuntary nervous system; paralysis or lack of feeling; bracing or confinement to a wheelchair; muscular weakness; arm and joint immobility; prosthetic limbs; brittle…

  17. A supervised exercise program for dialysis patients: Effects of physical empowerment

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    Aaron Liberman; Barbara Boen-Edgar; William Capell

    1997-01-01

    Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the benefits, limitations, and physical capabilities resulting from a structured fitness program.Design: The perceptions of the 43 hemodialysis patients participating during the 5-month term of the study were subjected to statistical evaluation to determine any evidence of relationships between age, length of time in dialysis, and employment status versus ability to

  18. Juvenile Counselor Physical Abilities Report. Standards and Training for Corrections Program.

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    California State Board of Corrections, Sacramento.

    A study of the physical abilities required for juvenile counselors was conducted as part of the development of evaluation procedures for juvenile counselor candidates in the Standards and Training for Corrections Program in California. Data were gathered through questionnaires and telephone interviews with juvenile counselors and their supervisors…

  19. Defining Standards and Policies for Promoting Physical Activity in Afterschool Programs

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    Beets, Michael W.; Wallner, Megan; Beighle, Aaron

    2010-01-01

    Background: National guidelines exist that define "quality" afterschool programs (3-6 pm, ASP). No widely adopted national standards/policies exist, however, for ASP providers for the promotion of physical activity (PA). To address this gap, state-level ASP organizations have developed or adopted standards/policies related to PA. The extent to…

  20. Status of the Tau-Charm Facility and highlights of its physics program

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    Schindler, R.H.

    1990-02-01

    In this paper I will first discuss the history and current status of the Tau-Charm Facility. I will then focus on the unique aspects of the heavy meson and tau physics program of such a facility, which motivates its construction and operation in the mid-1090's.

  1. The Educational Value of High Risk Activities in the Physical Education Program: A Social Philosophical Perspective.

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    Sparks, Robert E. C.

    A growing number of schools and institutions in North America have begun offering training in high risk activities such as high element rope courses, rock climbing, white water kayaking and canoeing, and scuba diving in conjunction with their regular physical education activity programs. High risk activities are those activities which occur in or…

  2. Teaching Mathematics to Students with Physical Disabilities Using the World Wide Web: The Planemath Program.

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    Kraus, Lewis E.

    This paper describes a three-year project that has created on-line lessons and activities on math and aeronautics aimed at improving the education and aeronautics-related career options for children with physical disabilities. It has developed a specialized program, drawing from existing curricula, available materials and assistive technology,…

  3. Enabling Multi-physics Coupled Simulations within the PGAS Programming Framework

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    Fan Zhang; Ciprian Docan; Manish Parashar; Scott Klasky

    2011-01-01

    Complex coupled multi-physics simulations are playing increasingly important roles in scientific and engineering applications such as fusion plasma and climate modeling. At the same time, extreme scales, high levels of concurrency and the advent of multicore and manycore technologies are making the high-end parallel computing systems on which these sim- ulations run, hard to program. While the Partitioned Global Address

  4. The Program in Muon and Neutrino Physics: Super Beams, Cold Muon Beams,

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    The Program in Muon and Neutrino Physics: Super Beams, Cold Muon Beams, Neutrino Factory and the Muon Collider Editor: Rajendran Raja1 1 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510, USA Members of the Executive Board of the Muon Collaboration D. Cline,2 J. Gallardo,3 S. Geer,1 D. Kaplan,4 K

  5. Development and Evaluation of a Social Skills Training Program for Physically Aggressive Institutionalized Elderly.

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    Vaccaro, Frank J.

    This study replicated a social skills training program previously designed to eliminate verbally aggressive behavior in six institutionalized elderly, by substituting physical acts of aggression for verbal ones. The treatment package consisted of instructions, modeling, role playing, and feedback. Dependent measures included confirmed incidents of…

  6. An Analysis of Student Performance Using a Laboratory Oriented High School Physics Program.

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    De Kock, Walter Eugene

    This study was designed to assess the use of an individualized laboratory-oriented high school physics program used in one Black Hawk County, Iowa, school. The three problems investigated were: (1) what short-term and long-term learning resulted from the use of the materials, (2) what student characteristics were related to learning outcomes, and…

  7. Healthy Choices Afterschool: Investigation of the Alignment of Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs/Curricula and the National Afterschool Association Program Standards

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    Hall, Georgia; Gruber, Diane

    2006-01-01

    This document reports on physical activity and nutrition curriculum choices for afterschool programs, linking with the National Afterschool Association Program Standards. This project was stimulated by the national concern for child and youth obesity and the valuable role out-of-school time programs can fulfill in helping to address the crisis.…

  8. Identifying Feasible Physical Activity Programs for Long-Term Care Homes in the Ontario Context

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    Shakeel, Saad; Newhouse, Ian; Malik, Ali; Heckman, George

    2015-01-01

    Background Structured exercise programs for frail institutionalized seniors have shown improvement in physical, functional, and psychological health of this population. However, the ‘feasibility’ of implementation of such programs in real settings is seldom discussed. The purpose of this systematic review was to gauge feasibility of exercise and falls prevention programs from the perspective of long-term care homes in Ontario, given the recent changes in funding for publically funded physiotherapy services. Method Six electronic databases were searched by two independent researchers for randomized controlled trials that targeted long-term care residents and included exercise as an independent component of the intervention. Results A total of 39 studies were included in this review. A majority of these interventions were led by physiotherapist(s), carried out three times per week for 30–45 minutes per session. However, a few group-based interventions that were led by long-term care staff, volunteers, or trained non-exercise specialists were identified that also required minimal equipment. Conclusion This systematic review has identified ‘feasible’ physical activity and falls prevention programs that required minimal investment in staff and equipment, and demonstrated positive outcomes. Implementation of such programs represents cost-effective means of providing long-term care residents with meaningful gains in physical, psychological, and social health. PMID:26180563

  9. School-based physical education programs: evidence-based physical activity interventions for youth in Latin America

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    Ribeiro, Isabela C.; Parra, Diana C.; Hoehner, Christine M.; Soares, Jesus; Torres, Andrea; Pratt, Michael; Legetic, Branka; Malta, Deborah C.; Matsudo, Victor; Ramos, Luiz R.; Simoes, Eduardo J.; Brownson, Ross C.

    2010-01-01

    This article focuses on results of the systematic review from the Guide for Useful Interventions for Activity in Latin America project related to school-based physical education (PE) programs in Latin America. The aims of the article are to describe five school-based PE programs from Latin America, discuss implications for effective school-based PE recommendations, propose approaches for implementing these interventions, and identify gaps in the research literature related to physical activity promotion in Latin American youth. Following the US Community Guide systematic review process, five school-based PE intervention studies with sufficient quality of design, execution and detail of intervention and outcomes were selected for full abstraction. One study was conducted in Brazil, two studies were conducted in Chile and two studies were conducted on the US/Mexico border. While studies presented assorted outcomes, methods and duration of interventions, there were consistent positive increases in physical activity levels for all outcomes measured during PE classes, endurance and active transportation to school in all three randomized studies. Except for one cohort from one study, the non-randomized studies showed positive intervention effects for moderate and vigorous physical activity levels during PE classes. The core elements of these five interventions included capacity building and staff training (PE specialists and/or classroom teachers); changes in the PE curricula; provision of equipment and materials; and adjustment of the interventions to specific target populations. In order to translate the strong evidence for school-based PE into practice, systematic attention to policy and implementation issues is required. (Global Health Promotion, 2010; 17(2): pp. 05–15) PMID:20587626

  10. Implementing a global integrative rehabilitation medicine rotation: a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program's experience.

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    Kosasih, Judith B; Jurisic, Daniela H; Gandini, Cristiano; Sauter, Carley N; Braza, Diane W

    2013-06-01

    An innovative international rotation in integrative rehabilitation medicine was implemented as part of the physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Rotation objectives were to introduce medical knowledge of integrative medicine treatments into physical medicine and rehabilitation practice and to initiate collaboration with international academic partners. Residents were approved based on their academic record, completion of prerequisites, and personal statement. During a 4-wk rotation located in Italy, residents developed an integrative treatment strategy for each patient using conventional medical care and other therapeutic options, including acupuncture, biofeedback, aquatic therapy, yoga, and others. Postrotation assessment included evaluations by Italian team and patients, residents' evidence-based presentations, and postrotation self-reflection. Participating residents reported high achievement in clinical performance, improved application of integrative medicine, broader appreciation of cultural diversity in patient care, and increased personal and professional development. This reciprocal program model serves as an example for other programs interested in implementing similar international rotations. PMID:23291603

  11. National Entrepreneurship Education Forum. Proceedings of a Conference (2nd, Columbus, Ohio, September 5-6, 1984).

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    These proceedings include the texts of papers and group discussions presented at a national forum on entrepreneurship education. Included in the volume are the following presentations: "Welcoming Remarks--National Entrepreneurship Forum" by Robert E. Taylor; "Critical Issues Surrounding Entrepreneurship Education--Present, Past, Future--A Federal…

  12. Entrepreneurship Education for Agriculture. Phase "O" Planning Project Report. Performance Report. Volume II: Bibliography and Storyboard Scripts.

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    Lee and Associates, Starkville, MS.

    Volume 2 of this report is supplementary and contains three bibliographies: (1) Annotated Bibliography on Minority Entrepreneurship in Agriculture; (2) Annotated Bibliography on Entrepreneurship Education in Agriculture; (3) Bibliography on Entrepreneurship. The next section presents three storyboard scripts for instructional videotapes on…

  13. Motivational and evolutionary aspects of a physical exercise training program: a longitudinal study

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    Rosa, João P. P.; de Souza, Altay A. L.; de Lima, Giscard H. O.; Rodrigues, Dayane F.; de Aquino Lemos, Valdir; da Silva Alves, Eduardo; Tufik, Sergio; de Mello, Marco T.

    2015-01-01

    Several studies have indicated that motivational level and prior expectations influence one’s commitment to physical activity. Moreover, these aspects are not properly described in terms of proximal (SDT, Self Determination Theory) and distal (evolutionary) explanations in the literature. This paper aims to verify if level of motivation (BREQ-2, Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire-2) and expectations regarding regular physical exercise (IMPRAF-54) before starting a 1-year exercise program could determine likelihood of completion. Ninety-four volunteers (53 women) included a completed protocol group (CPG; n = 21) and drop-out group (n = 73). The IMPRAF-54 scale was used to assess six different expectations associated with physical activity, and the BREQ-2 inventory was used to assess the level of motivation in five steps (from amotivation to intrinsic motivation). Both questionnaires were assessed before starting a regular exercise program. The CPG group presented higher sociability and lower pleasure scores according to IMPRAF-54 domains. A logistic regression analysis showed that a one-point increment on sociability score increased the chance of completing the program by 10%, and the same one-point increment on pleasure score reduced the chance of completing the protocol by 16%. ROC curves were also calculated to establish IMPRAF-54 cutoffs for adherence (Sociability – 18.5 points – 81% sensibility/50% specificity) and dropout (Pleasure – 25.5 points – 86% sensibility/20% specificity) of the exercise protocol. Our results indicate that an expectation of social interaction was a positive factor in predicting adherence to exercise. Grounded in SDT and its innate needs (competence, autonomy, relatedness), physical exercise is not an end; it is a means to achieve autonomy and self-cohesion. The association of physical activity with social practices, as occurs in hunter-gathering groups, can engage people to be physically active and can provide better results in adherence exercise programs for the general population. PMID:26042076

  14. Identity and entrepreneurship: do school peers shape entrepreneurial intentions?

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    Oliver Falck; Stephan Heblich; Elke Luedemann

    2012-01-01

    We incorporate the concept of social identity into entrepreneurship and analyze the determinants of having entrepreneurial\\u000a intentions. We argue that an entrepreneurial identity results from an individual’s socialization. This could be parental influence\\u000a but, as argued in this paper, also peer influence. Based on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 data\\u000a in which students report their entrepreneurial intentions at

  15. Freedom, barriers to entry, entrepreneurship, and economic progress

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    Russell S. Sobel; J. R. Clark; Dwight R. Lee

    2007-01-01

    While entrepreneurs benefit from unrestricted free entry into markets, they have a time-inconsistent incentive to lobby for\\u000a government entry restrictions once they become successful. Bad political institutions yield to these demands, and growing\\u000a barriers are placed on domestic and international competition. Good institutions do not, and this effort is instead channeled\\u000a toward further wealth creation. We find that productive entrepreneurship

  16. The waste sector and informal entrepreneurship in developing world cities

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    Christian M. Rogerson

    2001-01-01

    Conclusion  It is evident from the experience of cities across the developing world that the waste economy is a significant area for informal\\u000a entrepreneurship. The overall picture is one in which the majority of activities are unsupported and exist at bare survival\\u000a levels. The most promising areas for SMME growth appear in circumstances in which the importance of informal recovery systems

  17. E-learning induction design for an undergraduate entrepreneurship degree

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    Paul Jones; Amanda Jones; Gary Packham

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a case study profiling an induction programme for an e-learning entrepreneurship course. E-learning students require additional support to that of the traditional student, and online learning offers the mechanism to provide educational training and skills development to entrepreneurs with limited prior exposure to higher education. However, providing an on-line programme for practicing and nascent entrepreneurs presented several

  18. An entrepreneurial-directed approach to entrepreneurship education: mission impossible?

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    Jarna Heinonen; Sari-Anne Poikkijoki

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the entrepreneurial-directed approach to entrepreneurship education by discussing different teaching techniques aimed at infusing entrepreneurial skills and behaviour among students in the university setting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors experimented with the entrepreneurial-directed approach in their university-level teaching, and used a combination of qualitative research methods and observation techniques to evaluate

  19. Patients' mental models and adherence to outpatient physical therapy home exercise programs.

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    Rizzo, Jon

    2015-05-01

    Within physical therapy, patient adherence usually relates to attending appointments, following advice, and/or undertaking prescribed exercise. Similar to findings for general medical adherence, patient adherence to physical therapy home exercise programs (HEP) is estimated between 35 and 72%. Adherence to HEPs is a multifactorial and poorly understood phenomenon, with no consensus regarding a common theoretical framework that best guides empirical or clinical efforts. Mental models, a construct used to explain behavior and decision-making in the social sciences, may serve as this framework. Mental models comprise an individual's tacit thoughts about how the world works. They include assumptions about new experiences and expectations for the future based on implicit comparisons between current and past experiences. Mental models play an important role in decision-making and guiding actions. This professional theoretical article discusses empirical research demonstrating relationships among mental models, prior experience, and adherence decisions in medical and physical therapy contexts. Specific issues related to mental models and physical therapy patient adherence are discussed, including the importance of articulation of patients' mental models, assessment of patients' mental models that relate to exercise program adherence, discrepancy between patient and provider mental models, and revision of patients' mental models in ways that enhance adherence. The article concludes with practical implications for physical therapists and recommendations for further research to better understand the role of mental models in physical therapy patient adherence behavior. PMID:25585516

  20. Impact of Physical Activity Intervention Programs on Self-Efficacy in Youths: A Systematic Review

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    Cataldo, Rosa; John, Janice; Chandran, Latha; Pati, Susmita; Shroyer, A. Laurie W.

    2013-01-01

    Lack of physical activity has contributed to the nation's childhood obesity crisis, but the impact of physical activity on self-efficacy as a mediator of behavior change has not been examined. This systematic review (SR) describes the published evidence related to the impact of physical activity intervention programs on self-efficacy among youths. From January 2000 to June 2011, the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) standards were used to identify publications from PubMed, PsychInfo, Web of Knowledge, and the Cochran Database of Systematic Reviews. The Cochrane Population, Intervention, Control, Outcome, Study Design (PICOS) approach guided this SR articles selection and evaluation process. Of the 102 publications screened, 10 original studies matched the SR inclusion criteria. The types of physical activity interventions and self-efficacy assessments for these 10 studies were diverse. Of the 10 included articles, 6 articles identified an improvement in post-self-efficacy assessments compared to baseline and 4 showed no effect. In conclusion, physical activity intervention programs may improve self-efficacy in youths. A standardized approach to classify and measure self-efficacy is required. Further research is needed to quantify the association of self-efficacy ratings after completing physical activity interventions with objective health improvements, such as weight loss. PMID:24555151

  1. Central District Physical Education Teacher Education Program Coordinators' Perceptions Regarding the NASPE Initial Teacher Standards

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    Nelson, Tracy

    2012-01-01

    To receive National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)/National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation, Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) programs must meet the six NASPE standards (NASPE, 2009). The NASPE/NCATE regulations ensure PETE programs provide a curriculum aligned with NASPE.…

  2. Perceptions of the Impact of a PEP Grant on Elementary Physical Education Programs in One School District

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    Elliott, Steven; McCollum, Starla; Colquitt, Gavin; Pritchard, Tony

    2013-01-01

    A school district received a Physical Education for Progress grant (PEP). PEP grants are part of the Carol M. White Program and are administered by the U.S. Department of Education. These grants are available to local educational agencies to initiate, expand, or improve physical education (PE) programs. The purpose of this study was to determine…

  3. A Descriptive Study on the Relationship between an Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Program and Employment Longevity

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    Bebie, Kerry A.

    2012-01-01

    The purposes of this descriptive study were to better describe to the administrators of a Midwestern university the strengths and weaknesses of its physical education program, to furnish a description of the alumni with respect to employment longevity in the field of physical education, employment trends, and attitudes toward the program. The…

  4. AC 2010-2361: REU PROGRAM IN TELEMATICS AND CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEMS: SHARING STRATEGIES, EXPERIENCE AND LESSONS LEARNED

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    Mahmud, Syed Masud

    AC 2010-2361: REU PROGRAM IN TELEMATICS AND CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEMS: SHARING STRATEGIES, EXPERIENCE and Architecture (CRC Press, 2005) and a coauthor of the book Load Balancing in Parallel Computers: Theory, 2010 #12;REU Program in Telematics and Cyber Physical Systems (TCPS): Sharing Strategies, Experience

  5. Analytical and physical modeling program for the NASA Lewis Research Center's Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT)

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    Abbott, J. M.; Deidrich, J. H.; Groeneweg, J. F.; Povinelli, L. A.; Reid, L.; Reinmann, J. J.; Szuch, J. R.

    1985-01-01

    An effort is currently underway at the NASA Lewis Research Center to rehabilitate and extend the capabilities of the Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT). This extended capability will include a maximum test section Mach number of about 0.9 at an altitude of 55,000 ft and a -20 F stagnation temperature (octagonal test section, 20 ft across the flats). In addition, the AWT will include an icing and acoustic research capability. In order to insure a technically sound design, an AWT modeling program (both analytical and physical) was initiated to provide essential input to the AWT final design process. This paper describes the modeling program, including the rationale and criteria used in program definition, and presents some early program results.

  6. Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology at Yale University

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    Caballero, Diego; Noble, Dorottya; Pollard, Thomas; Mochrie, Simon; O'Hern, Corey; Regan, Lynne

    2014-03-01

    Quantitative, integrated approaches are necessary to solve biology's grand challenges. Yale's Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology (IGPPEB) prepares students to excel at applying physics and engineering approaches, whilst also ensuring that they are sufficiently biologically sophisticated that they can readily identify and tackle cutting-edge problems. Students enter the program through a ``home'' department but also take a set of IGPPEB core courses with students from other departments. The IGPPEB curriculum is co-taught by faculty from a wide array of departments and motivates students to work together and learn from each other. The curriculum complements those of the home departments and includes primer courses to rapidly bring all students to a level where they ``speak each others language.'' The program is a member of the NSF's Physics of Living Systems: Student Research Network, which connects graduate students from different institutions that are engaged in research at the interface of physics and biology. Convergent research thrusts at Yale include Cellular Shape and Motion; Mechanical Force Generation and Sensing; Biomaterials and Bioinspired Design; Systems and Synthetic Biology; Modeling Biological Processes and Methods Development.

  7. Effects of providing a nutrition education program for teenagers: dietary and physical activity patterns.

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    Tse, Mimi M Y; Yuen, Dorothy T W

    2009-06-01

    This study enhanced nutritional knowledge in an education program and encouraged healthy dietary habits and regular physical activity among teenagers. A total of 203 adolescents from a secondary school in Hong Kong took part in the study. Their Body Mass Index, dietary habits, and physical exercise pattern were recorded and examined before and after the health education program. The prevalence of overweight and obesity, together with the fat composition, were high among the participants before the nutrition education program. There was a marked gain in knowledge upon its completion. A follow-up action conducted 3 months later revealed positive outcomes in relation to the diet and physical activity level. The teenagers were able to take control of their health and requested the tuck shop to sell more healthy food and reduce the supply of unhealthy items. The educational initiatives in dietary habits and physical activities proved to be effective in encouraging the teenagers to eat more healthily and to adopt an active lifestyle. PMID:19519703

  8. Teaching Sustainable Entrepreneurship to Engineering Students: The Case of Delft University of Technology

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    Bonnet, Hans; Quist, Jaco; Hoogwater, Daan; Spaans, Johan; Wehrmann, Caroline

    2006-01-01

    Sustainability, enhancement of personal skills, social aspects of technology, management and entrepreneurship are of increasing concern for engineers and therefore for engineering education. In 1996 at Delft University of Technology this led to the introduction of a subject on sustainable entrepreneurship and technology in the course programmes of…

  9. Entrepreneurship education in Germany and Sweden: what role do different school systems play?

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    Kathrin Fuchs; Arndt Werner; Frank Wallau

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The question arises whether entrepreneurship education will be able to facilitate the entrepreneurial attitude in the near future. Unfortunately, the decisive role of compulsory schooling has long been neglected in this context. Until recently it was considered sufficient to provide education in entrepreneurship in universities (especially in the area of Business Administration) or in the form of special

  10. Corporate entrepreneurship in the face of changing competition : A case analysis of six Thai manufacturing firms

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    Terrence C. Sebora; Titikorn Theerapatvong; Sang M. Lee

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The paper sought to extend previous research on factors associated with corporate entrepreneurship (CE) by surveying operating managers and top executives in Thai manufacturing firms. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper used an expanded case method that combined face-to-face interviews with the top executives and results of responses to the corporate entrepreneurship assessment instrument (CEAI) by middle managers in three

  11. Formal and informal institutional effects on entrepreneurship: a synthesis of nation-level research

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    Manjula S. Salimath; John B. Cullen

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview and synthesis of the extant literature in entrepreneurship by utilizing an uncommon and unique lens. The lens focuses on studies that explore the effects of formal (social institutions) and informal (national culture) institutional factors on entrepreneurship at the national level. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The design is a narrative literature

  12. Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship An academician's guide to two things that were once extra-academy.

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    subjects Economic freedom From to to #12;1933 Born in Bratislava 1944 Hides from Nazis in Czech countrysideIntellectual Property and Entrepreneurship An academician's guide to two things that were once · Entrepreneurship · Are you for it? · One way to think about it · Blocking and tackling #12;Outline · Philosophy

  13. Israel M. Kirzner: An Outstanding Austrian Contributor to the Economics of Entrepreneurship

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    Robin Douhan; Magnus Henrekson; Gunnar Eliasson

    2006-01-01

    Israel M. Kirzner is the 2006 winner of The International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research. In this essay, we present and evaluate his main contributions to the economics of entrepreneurship. The focus is on how Kirzner defines the entrepreneurial function. In order to better understand his theory, we posit Kirzner’s notion of an entrepreneur in the Austrian tradition.

  14. Greasing the wheels of entrepreneurship? The impact of regulations and corruption on firm entry

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    Axel Dreher; Martin Gassebner

    2008-01-01

    The paper investigates whether the impact of regulations on entrepreneurship depends on corruption. We first test whether regulations robustly deter firm entry into the markets. Our results show that some regulations are indeed important determinants of entrepreneurial activity. Specifically, more procedures required to start a business and larger minimum capital requirements are detrimental to entrepreneurship. Second, we test whether corruption

  15. The Institutions of Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Panel Data

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    Kristina Nyström

    2007-01-01

    This paper contributes to the empirical knowledge on the determinants of differences in entrepreneurship across countries. The paper investigates the relationship between the institutional setting in terms of economic freedom and entrepreneurship measured by self- employment in a panel data setting covering 23 OECD countries and the time-period 1972- 2002. The measure of economic freedom include five aspects; the size

  16. Hidden ties in international new venturing: The case of portfolio entrepreneurship

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    Sara L. McGaughey

    2007-01-01

    A hitherto neglected phenomenon in international new venturing is portfolio entrepreneurship, which occurs when entrepreneurs found, own, manage and control more than one business at a time, with ownership of the new venture being distinct from that of the existing business ventures. This study introduces the phenomenon of portfolio entrepreneurship in international new venturing through a longitudinal study of a

  17. Entrepreneurship and economic development : From classical political economy to economic sociology

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    Alexander Ebner

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reconstruct economic reasoning on entrepreneurship from the perspective of its institutional content, thus underlining the aspects of power relations and leadership, which are related with the organisational and technological dimensions of innovation and coordination as entrepreneurial functions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In reconstructing the theory of entrepreneurship in a range from classical political

  18. Embedding New Entrepreneurship Programmes in UK Higher Education Institutions: Challenges and Considerations

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    Smith, A. J.; Collins, L. A.; Hannon, P. D.

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop the understanding of the challenges and considerations of how new and innovative entrepreneurship education programmes may be inculcated into UK higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs an action research approach to provide insights into entrepreneurship…

  19. Determinants and Effects of New Business Creation Using Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data

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    Rolf Sternberg; Sander Wennekers

    2005-01-01

    This paper is an introduction to the present special issue dedicated to scientific research using data collected as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) and considering new venture creation as the hallmark of entrepreneurship. After a short description of GEM’s theoretical and methodological background, this introduction highlights the main results of seven papers which were presented at the First

  20. What can I do with a degree in Strategy and Entrepreneurship?

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    Hickman, Mark

    What can I do with a degree in Strategy and Entrepreneurship? Business Planning your career, and skills to relate study and career options to you. The suggestions here are only an aid to this decision to www.canterbury.ac.nz/ liaison/best_prep.shtml What is Strategy and Entrepreneurship? Strategy

  1. Government Goals and Entrepreneurship Education--An Investigation at a Grande Ecole in France

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    Klapper, Rita

    2004-01-01

    Across the European Union there has been an increase in the number of programmes and initiatives aiming to promote small business and entrepreneurship. In line with this general trend, enterprise creation and entrepreneurship are increasingly recognised as vital for French post-industrial society, yet France is lagging behind Spain, the UK, Italy…

  2. Entrepreneurship Intention among French Grande Ecole and University Students: An Application of Shapero's Model

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    Klapper, Rita; Leger-Jarniou, Catherine

    2006-01-01

    Arguably, entrepreneurship is still a recent phenomenon in French society, and its higher education establishments are still experimenting with ways to teach entrepreneurship and enterprise creation. This paper presents a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the entrepreneurial intention of French higher education students at three different…

  3. Government goals and entrepreneurship education – an investigation at a Grande Ecole in France

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    Rita Klapper

    2004-01-01

    Across the European Union there has been an increase in the number of programmes and initiatives aiming to promote small business and entrepreneurship. In line with this general trend, enterprise creation and entrepreneurship are increasingly recognised as vital for French post-industrial society, yet France is lagging behind Spain, the UK, Italy and the USA in terms of enterprise creation. This

  4. Endowed Positions and the Infrastructure of Entrepreneurship: 1992 Updates to Prior Research.

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    Katz, Jerome A.

    In 1992, a project was undertaken to update research conducted in 1991 on the nationwide infrastructure of the academic field of entrepreneurship, focusing on the status of five elements: faculty, research institutions, research funding, professional organizations, and publications. The update found that the number of endowed entrepreneurship…

  5. Facing the Changing Demands of Europe: Integrating Entrepreneurship Education in Finnish Teacher Training Curricula

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    Seikkula-Leino, Jaana; Ruskovaara, Elena; Hannula, Heikki; Saarivirta, Tuija

    2012-01-01

    The European Union (EU) considers the learning of entrepreneurial skills to be an essential factor in creating welfare. Therefore, in the EU, one of the latest core aspects is to develop entrepreneurship education in teacher education. However, entrepreneurship education still seems to be, across the countries, a quite uncommon theme. This article…

  6. The Role of Entrepreneurship in Building Cultural Competitiveness in Different Organizational Types

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    Destan Kandemir; C. C. Snow

    2003-01-01

    This study examines the role of entrepreneurship in building cultural competitiveness in organizations. Cultural competitiveness is defined as the degree to which organizations are predisposed to detect and fill gaps between what the market desires and what is currently offered. It is examined in this study as the collective result of interactions among four variables: entrepreneurship, innovativeness, market orientation, and

  7. From Entrepreneurship to Activism: Teacher Autobiography, Peace and Social Justice in Education

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    Sharra, Steve

    2005-01-01

    This article argues that while social entrepreneurship shares concerns similar to those of social justice activism, the corporate and business ethos in the idea of entrepreneurship is not suited to the social concerns that teachers and other educators deal with in their everyday lives. The article points out characteristics of social…

  8. Discovering entrepreneurship : An exploration of a tripartite approach to developing entrepreneurial capacities

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    Lorna A. Collins; Alison J. Smith; Paul D. Hannon

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – To describe an exploration in the use of synergistic learning methods in the delivery of an innovative pilot programme designed to teach entrepreneurship capacities. The programme took a tripartite approach involving nascent entrepreneurs, existing entrepreneurs and facilitators using an action research and action learning approach. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Action research methodology is used to provide insights in entrepreneurship andragogy.

  9. HOW INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE CAN HELP IN THE TEACHING OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN UNIVERSITIES

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    LIEW YOKE YING

    The objective of this paper is to find out how industry experience can lend a hand in the delivery method for an Entrepreneurship course or subject. In this study, the method adopted is the focus group interview, wherein industry practitioners and entrepreneurs share their views on entrepreneurship education and the possible contribution of industry to the universities in grooming entrepreneurs.

  10. Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe: National Strategies, Curricula and Learning Outcomes

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    Bourgeois, Ania

    2011-01-01

    The European Commission has long supported and helped further the cause of entrepreneurship education. Within the education and training agenda, the strategic framework for European cooperation, Education and Training 2020 has, as its fourth long-term strategic objective, to enhance creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all…

  11. The Need for Inclusion of Entrepreneurship Education in Malaysia Lower and Higher Learning Institutions

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    Ahmad, Syed Zamberi

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to focus on relevant issues of entrepreneurship education, such as target groups for the subject. It advocates the need for inclusion of entrepreneurship education as a subject in the curricula of all primary, secondary and tertiary learning institutions in Malaysia and other developing countries.…

  12. Last update: September 2014 www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc Entrepreneurship

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    Boonstra, Rudy

    , purchasing a franchise, starting a charity or non-profit organization and inventing a new product. If you-summer-business-students ü Government of Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Partnership ­ www.ontario.ca/business-and-economy/student-entrepreneurs-and-non-profits, processes or markets." Entrepreneurship can come in various forms including starting a new business venture

  13. Measuring entrepreneurship at the country level: A review and research agenda

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    Claude Marcotte

    2012-01-01

    The measurement of entrepreneurial activity across national contexts is a relatively recent and under-represented area of study. There was very little research carried out for comparable indicators of entrepreneurship until the end of the 1990s, when the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Consortium launched its annual surveys. In the last decade, other indexes and databases have been created, such as the EIM

  14. E-technology and pedometer walking program to increase physical activity at work.

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    Faghri, Pouran D; Omokaro, Cynthia; Parker, Christine; Nichols, Eugene; Gustavesen, Sara; Blozie, Erika

    2008-01-01

    This study examined the application of the transtheoretical model (TTM) as a means to increase physical activity at the worksite through the introduction of a 10-week pedometer walking program combined with internet-based motivational messages. Participants (N = 206) were employees of two worksites who completed a health history questionnaire and assessment based on the TTM. There were significant improvements in the number of steps per week, level of physical activity, movement through stage of change and other health related indicators (p < 0.05). The worksite pedometer walking program and e-technology may be effective interventions in improving the lifestyle of employees who might be at risk for developing chronic diseases. Editors' Strategic Implications: Because walking is an inexpensive, easy, and convenient form of physical activity for many adults, implementation of this type of workplace program--with the important element of increasing individuals' awareness of risks--could be an effective approach to reduce cardiovascular risk factors and manage overweight and obesity in sedentary adults. Future research should compare this simple model with more individualized (but often more expensive) programs. PMID:18213518

  15. Proceedings of RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop: Brookhaven Summer Program on Nucleon Spin Physics

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    Aschenauer, A.; Qiu, Jianwei; Vogelsang, W.; Yuan, F.

    2011-08-02

    Understanding the structure of the nucleon is of fundamental importance in sub-atomic physics. Already the experimental studies on the electro-magnetic form factors in the 1950s showed that the nucleon has a nontrivial internal structure, and the deep inelastic scattering experiments in the 1970s revealed the partonic substructure of the nucleon. Modern research focuses in particular on the spin and the gluonic structure of the nucleon. Experiments using deep inelastic scattering or polarized p-p collisions are carried out in the US at the CEBAF and RHIC facilities, respectively, and there are other experimental facilities around the world. More than twenty years ago, the European Muon Collaboration published their first experimental results on the proton spin structure as revealed in polarized deep inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering, and concluded that quarks contribute very little to the proton's spin. With additional experimental and theoretical investigations and progress in the following years, it is now established that, contrary to naive quark model expectations, quarks and anti-quarks carry only about 30% of the total spin of the proton. Twenty years later, the discovery from the polarized hadron collider at RHIC was equally surprising. For the phase space probed by existing RHIC experiments, gluons do not seem to contribute any to the proton's spin. To find out what carries the remaining part of proton's spin is a key focus in current hadronic physics and also a major driving force for the new generation of spin experiments at RHIC and Jefferson Lab and at a future Electron Ion Collider. It is therefore very important and timely to organize a series of annual spin physics meetings to summarize the status of proton spin physics, to focus the effort, and to layout the future perspectives. This summer program on 'Nucleon Spin Physics' held at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on July 14-27, 2010 [http://www.bnl.gov/spnsp/] is the second one following the Berkeley Summer Program taken place in June of 2009. This program at BNL focused on theory and had many presentations on a wide range of theoretical aspects on nucleon spin, from perturbative-QCD calculations to models, and to the first principle lattice calculation. It also had a good number of summary talks from all major experimental collaborations on spin physics. The program facilitated many discussions between theorists as well as experimentalists. With five transparencies from each presentation at the Summer Program, this proceedings provides a valuable summary on the status and progress, as well as the future prospects of spin physics.

  16. The effect of a novel tactical training program on physical fitness and occupational performance in firefighters.

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    Pawlak, Ross; Clasey, Jody L; Palmer, Thomas; Symons, Thorburn B; Abel, Mark G

    2015-03-01

    Structural firefighting is a dangerous and physically demanding profession. Thus, it is critical that firefighters exercise regularly to maintain optimal physical fitness levels. However, little is known about optimal training methods for firefighters, and exercise equipment is often not available to on-duty firefighters. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a novel supervised on-duty physical training program on the physical fitness and occupational performance of structural firefighters. Twenty professional male firefighters were divided into a supervised exercise group (SEG; n = 11) and a control group (CG; n = 9). The SEG participated in a 12-week circuit training intervention. The SEG exercised for 1 hour on 2 d·wk. At baseline and after the intervention, subjects performed a battery of physical fitness tests and a simulated fire ground test (SFGT). At baseline, there were no significant differences (p = 0.822) in the completion rate of the SFGT in the SEG (82%) vs. the CG (78%). After the intervention, a significantly greater proportion of the firefighters in the SEG completed the SFGT compared with the CG (SEG = 100% vs. CG = 56%; p < 0.013). In addition, the SEG demonstrated significant improvements in body mass, fat mass, and body mass index (p ? 0.05). The findings of this study indicate that training with firefighter equipment improved occupational performance and anthropometric outcomes in incumbent firefighters. Furthermore, implementing a supervised exercise program using firefighter equipment can be done so in a safe and feasible manner. PMID:25162645

  17. Reduced Fibrinogen, Fibrinolytic Biomarkers, and Physical Parameters after a Weight-Loss Program in Obese Subjects

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    Aziz, Che Badariah Abdul; Omar, Norsuhana; Abdullah, Wan Zaidah; Jalil, Rohana Abdul; Nik, Wan Suriati Wan; Zakaria, Rahimah

    2014-01-01

    Background: Obese subjects are at risk of multiple comorbidities including stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD), which is partly due to disturbances in the hemostatic system. Aims: The aims of the present study were to determine the effects of a weight-loss program on fibrinogen and fibrinolytic markers. Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight obese subjects were involved in a weight-loss program consisted of exercise and nutritional education for 12-weeks duration. Physical parameters were documented and blood specimen was tested at pre and post-intervention for fibrinogen, tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), and thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI). Paired t-test was used for statistical analysis. Results: There was a significant decline in the levels of t-PA, PAI-I, TAFI and fibrinogen following the weight-loss program (P < 0.01 for each). A significant positive correlation between tPA levels and body weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and fat-free mass were found. There was also a significant correlation betwen BMI and other blood parameters. Conclusion: Reduced fibrinogen, fibrinolytic, and physical parameters were demonstrated in obese subjects following the weight reduction program. These findings suggest the possible beneficial effects of this program on the hemostatic burden particularly on the fibrinolytic biomarkers. PMID:25210670

  18. How Does The Universe Work? The Physics Of The Cosmos Program (PCOS)

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    Sambruna, Rita M.

    2011-09-01

    The Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) program incorporates cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, and fundamental physics projects aimed at addressing central questions about the nature of complex astrophysical phenomena such as black holes, neutron stars, dark energy, and gravitational waves. Its overarching theme is, How does the Universe work? PCOS includes a suite of operating (Chandra, Fermi, Planck, XMM-Newton, INTEGRAL) and future missions across the electromagnetic spectrum and beyond, which are in concept development and/or formulation. The PCOS program directly supports development of intermediate TRL (4-6) technology relevant to future missions through the Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) program, as well as data analysis, theory, and experimental astrophysics via other R&A avenues (e.g., ADAP, ATP). The Einstein Fellowship is a vital and vibrant PCOS component funded by the program. PCOS receives community input via its Program Analysis Group, the PhysPAG (www.pcos.gsfc.nasa.gov/physpag.php), whose membership and meetings are open to the community at large. In this poster, we describe the detailed science questions addressed within PCOS, with special emphasis on future opportunities. Details about the PhysPAG operations and functions will be provided, as well as an update on future meetings.

  19. Applications of Object Oriented Programming to the Teaching of Physics and Astronomy

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    Schaefferkoetter, Josh

    2004-11-01

    Powerful programming tools based on the object oriented paradigm are now available for development of advanced educational technology. Two of the most useful are Flash MX2004 Actionscript (also known as Actionscript 2.0) and Java. We have used these technologies to develop a number of reusable tools for a broad range of applications in scientific education. We shall demonstrate some general examples taken from physics, biology, genetics, and astronomy, and report initial results from a new project to develop a suite of interactive animation suitable for teaching cosmology to advanced undergraduate physics majors.

  20. Research program in particle physics. Progress report, January 1, 1993--December 1993

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    Sudarshan, E.C.G.; Dicus, D.A.; Ritchie, J.L.; Lang, K.

    1993-05-01

    This report is the progress report for DOE funded support of particle physics work at the University of Texas, Austin. Support was divided between theoretical and experimental programs, and each is reviewed separately in the report. Theoretical effort was divided between three general areas: quantum gravity and mathematical physics; phenomenology; and quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. Experimental effort was primarily directed toward AGS experiments at Brookhaven, to look for rare kaon decays. AGS experiments 791 and 871 are described, along with BNL experiment 888.