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The Physics Entrepreneurship Program at Case Western Reserve University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physics Entrepreneurship Program is a new, two-year Master's Program designed to empower physicists as entrepreneurs. Launched by the Dept. of Physics at Case Western Reserve University in close cooperation with the Weatherhead School of Management, the program is now in its second year. This innovative new program has already attracted important attention from the business community, including seed funding of a student launched venture, international press coverage, including an article in Business Week, and government interest, including an invitation to brief the Advisory Board of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation. This talk will discuss the structure and content of the program, the lessons we are learning, and early indicators of success including a student-launched new business venture that has already secured more than $ 250,000 in seed funding.

Taylor, Cyrus

2001-10-01

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The Physics Entrepreneurship Program - 11 Years of Teaching and Practicing Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Graduate Students and Beyond  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physics Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) at Case Western Reserve University is a MS in Physics, Entrepreneurship Track that teaches physics, business, and innovation. PEP admitted its first class in 2000 with the original goal of empowering physicists to be successful entrepreneurs. Since Y2K, much has happened in the world's economies and markets, and we have shifted our goals to include a strong innovation component. For instance, our metrics have changed from ``companies created'' to ``capital raised by our students'' (i.e., grants and investment in innovation), which allows our students to participate in an apprentice-type relationship with a more experienced entrepreneur before venturing out on their own (which could take many years before they are ready). We will describe the program, how we teach innovation, student and alumni activities and how difficult it is to operate a sustainable graduate program in this arena.

Caner, Edward

2012-02-01

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Spinning the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Mindset: A Modern Physics Approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Topics in Modern Physics course from relativity to quantum mechanics were examined in the context of innovation as part of the recent Kettering University program on ``Entrepreneurship Across Curriculum-EAC.'' The main goals were (a) to introduce innovation and entrepreneurship without eliminating any topics from this course, (b) to use EAC as a vehicle for intentional education that produces graduates with innovative mindsets, (c) to enrich the students learning experience aligned with the desired educational outcomes, and (d) to highlight the impact of scientific innovation in the society, while encouraging students to re-think how entrepreneurship mindset could maximize their impact in the society through innovation. Ideas such as principles behind innovation and innovative ideas, disciplines of innovations, formation of innovation teams, and effective methods for analyzing innovative value propositions were introduced in this course. Most of the implementation were achieved through out of class activities, and communicated through in class presentations, papers or weekly laboratory reports.

Roughani, Bahram

2010-04-01

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Entrepreneurship of dietetic program graduates.  

PubMed

Successful dietetic program graduates must have an entrepreneurial mindset and skills to respond to environmental changes and consumer trends. The purpose of this study was to determine current or intended entrepreneurship by graduates of a Dietitians of Canada accredited university program, as influenced by self-efficacy stemming from entrepreneurial experiences in education or early career, as well as by internal and external factors. This study employed an exploratory descriptive methodology with a questionnaire mailed to a discrete sample. Ninety graduates completed and returned the questionnaire for a response rate of 55%. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, two-way table analysis, the chi-square test for independence, and Fisher's exact test. Significant relationships were found between self-efficacy scores and entrepreneurial action, specific entrepreneurial experiences and entrepreneurial intent and action, dietetic internship and intent, and belief in the importance of business skills and intent. Those with entrepreneurial intent and/or action identified creativity, dietetic education/internship, persistence, business skills, and family/friend support as helping factors. These results suggest that undergraduate, internship, and continuing education programs for dietitians should incorporate activities that develop entrepreneurial skills and contribute toward an entrepreneurial mindset. PMID:15596035

Mann, Linda L; Blum, Ilya

2004-01-01

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Embedding Entrepreneurship in a Regional Milieu through Youth Enterprise Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: The ,aim ,of this ,paper ,is to ,explore ,the ,potential ,of youth ,enterprise ,programs ,for embedding,entrepreneurship, in ,a regional ,milieu. Enterprise ,and ,entrepreneurship, education seem,to make ,an important ,contribution ,to shaping ,the ,entrepreneurial ,behaviours ,and motivations of youth. However, the theory on how youth enterprise programs embed entrepreneurship, for ,regional ,development ,appears ,relatively ,unexplored. ,The ,paper ,makes explicit the

Allan O'Connor; Fiona Mawson

2006-01-01

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Small Business Ownership Management Entrepreneurship. A Model for Vocational Education Program Development in Entrepreneurship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for instruction in the basics of entrepreneurship is intended for use in adult education programs, and secondary and postsecondary business education programs. It can be used as integrative material for all vocational-technical programs as well, since it provides a beginning point for those who are interested in self-employment and for…

Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.

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An Intergenerational Entrepreneurship Program in an Educational Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Howe-To Industries is an intergenerational entrepreneurship program at John de la Howe School, a residential school for at-risk youth in rural South Carolina. The program recruits volunteer older adults to teach business and life skills to students. Addresses the benefits of intergenerational programming and offers strategies for program

Hawkins, Melissa Owen; And Others

1997-01-01

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Entrepreneurship at the State Level: A Case of Massachusetts' Prescription Drug Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the applicability of entrepreneurship concepts to state government. Using a case study approach, the Massachusetts' prescription drug program for seniors is illustrated through four entrepreneurship strategies: competition, community involvement and outreach, results-oriented government, and customer driven government. Findings reveal that entrepreneurship concepts have been utilized to improve access and contain costs. Massachusetts serves an example of one

Kristina L. Guo; Yesenia Sanchez

2006-01-01

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INNOVATIONS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION Strategy and Tactics for Joining the Ranks of Innovative Entrepreneurship Programs in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies specific ways in which colleges and universities are addressing the challenges of implementing an innovative, top-tier entrepreneurship education program. Six categories structure the discussion: Influential Parties (centers, advisory boards, faculty, etc.), Interdisciplinary Programs and Cross-campus Recognition, Specialized Entrepreneurial Offerings, Entrepreneurship Skill Development, Real-life Opportunities, and Technology Implementation. Grant submissions to the Coleman Foundation serve as a major

Patrick Sandercock

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Integrating Social Responsibility into an Entrepreneurship Education Program: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Entrepreneurship education in South Africa is often presented as a neutral discipline. Yet fundamental to any entrepreneurship education program should be the integration of key issues, such as ethics, values and social responsibility. This paper reports on a study that set out to explore student teachers experiences of engaging in an…

Maistry, Suriamurthee Moonsamy; Ramdhani, Jugathambal

2010-01-01

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Volunteer/Unpaid Positions and Co-op Student Entrepreneurship in Canada: Program Policies and Placements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Responses from 141 of 218 cooperative education programs in Canadian universities indicated that only a small number of student placements were in unpaid or entrepreneurial positions; mandatory programs were more likely to allow unpaid and entrepreneurial co-ops; and most programs had policies and controls regarding entrepreneurship. (SK)|

King, Brent; Pearson, Shani; Young, Jeffrey D.

1997-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pardede, E.; Lyons, J.

2012-01-01

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Lessons in Self-Made Success: Programs Teach Business, Entrepreneurship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Everyone admires entrepreneurs, and every region aspires to become entrepreneurial. Whether community colleges should teach entrepreneurship today--or support entrepreneurs--is a non-issue. Colleges want students, graduates, faculty, and administrators to be entrepreneurial. Other countries marvel at, and work to emulate, America's entrepreneurial…

Rosenfeld, Stuart; Pages, Erik

2008-01-01

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Lessons in Self-Made Success: Programs Teach Business, Entrepreneurship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Everyone admires entrepreneurs, and every region aspires to become entrepreneurial. Whether community colleges should teach entrepreneurship today--or support entrepreneurs--is a non-issue. Colleges want students, graduates, faculty, and administrators to be entrepreneurial. Other countries marvel at, and work to emulate, America's…

Rosenfeld, Stuart; Pages, Erik

2008-01-01

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MINDING OUR BUSINESS SUMMER PROGRAM: AN INTENSIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPERIENCE FOR URBAN PREADOLESCENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Minding Our Business Summer Program (MOBSP) provides the opportunity to urban preadolescents to start and run a business during the summer months. Students participate in 12 days of intensive training in entrepreneurship at the host university. The experiential component involves merchandise trips, mentor support sessions, and community market fairs where students run their businesses. This paper evaluates the short-term

Sigfredo Hernandez

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Entrepreneurship Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

Cataldo, Paul F.

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Creativity in entrepreneurship education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use social cognitive theory to investigate entrepreneurial intent among participants in graduate entrepreneurship programs. Specifically, the authors test whether students' creative potential is related to their intention to engage in entrepreneurship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Theoretically derived hypotheses are tested using multiple and ordinal regression analyses. Findings – High scores on a creativity

Daniel Yar Hamidi; Karl Wennberg; Henrik Berglund

2008-01-01

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Creativity and Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to use social cognitive theory to investigate entrepreneurial intent among participants in graduate entrepreneurship programs. Specifically, the authors test whether students' creative potential is related to their intention to engage in entrepreneurship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach - Theoretically derived hypotheses are tested using multiple and ordinal regression analyses. Findings - High scores on a creativity

Harry Nyström

1993-01-01

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The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurship skills and motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes the impact of a leading entrepreneurship education program on college students’ entrepreneurship skills and motivation using an instrumental variables approach in a difference-in-differences framework. We exploit that the program was offered to students at one location of a school but not at another location of the same school. Location choice (and thereby treatment) is instrumented by the

Hessel Oosterbeek; Mirjam van Praag; Auke Ijsselstein

2010-01-01

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Interactive Physics Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents an annotated list of 13 programs which are used to discuss such physical aspects as trajectories, refraction indices, equipotential lines, force fields, computer plots, kinematics applications, Fermat's principle, and measurements of electricity and magnetism knowledge. (CC)|

Goldstein, Philip

1973-01-01

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Interactive Physics Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an annotated list of 13 programs which are used to discuss such physical aspects as trajectories, refraction indices, equipotential lines, force fields, computer plots, kinematics applications, Fermat's principle, and measurements of electricity and magnetism knowledge. (CC)

Goldstein, Philip

1973-01-01

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Social entrepreneurship among Kenyan farmers: A case example of acculturation challenges and program successes  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we address the issues in this case study by examining the role of social entrepreneurship, servant leadership, and acculturation in reducing the problems of poverty in Kenya. Specifically, we describe a social entrepreneur, Horace Tipton, and his ‘servant leadership’ approach to cultural learning and to building sustainable farming communities. By engaging in cultural learning of local norms

Jeanette S. Martin; Milorad Novicevic

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

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

2005-01-01

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Entrepreneurship: introduction.  

PubMed

Many investigators from diverse perspectives focus their studies on the area of entrepreneurship due to its important role as an engine of economic and social development. The aim of this monograph is to provide an overview of the state of entrepreneurship research. It presents the controversy about the domain of the study and whether entrepreneurship can be considered a legitimate field of knowledge. We study the aspects that differentiate people who are entrepreneurs from those who are not from the perspective of cognitive psychology and we discuss the role of entrepreneurial education. The work is also an attempt to understand the factors that determine the durability of a company such as resources, location, personality traits, strategies, organizational systems, etc. Lastly, we examine the reality of entrepreneurship research in Spain. PMID:21774895

Sánchez, José C

2011-08-01

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Customer Credit. Unit 19. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-19.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor guide for a unit on customer credit 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 learning--planning for a…

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

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Record Keeping. Unit 17. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-17.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor guide for a unit on recordkeeping 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 learning--planning for a…

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

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Marketing Analysis. Unit 8. Level 3. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 303-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor guide for a unit on marketing analysis 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…

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor guide for a unit on promotion 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 managing…

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

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Pricing Strategy. Unit 10. Level 3. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 303-10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor guide for a unit on pricing strategy 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…

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

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Pricing Strategy. Unit 10. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor guide for a unit on pricing strategy 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 learning--planning for a…

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

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Business Opportunities. Unit 3. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor guide for a unit on business opportunities 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 learning--planning…

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

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Marketing Analysis. Unit 8. Level 1. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 301-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor guide for a unit on marketing analysis 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…

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

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Pricing Strategy. Unit 10. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor guide for a unit on pricing strategy 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 learning--planning for a…

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

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Operations. Unit 21. Level 3. Instructor Guide. PACE. Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 303-21.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor guide for a unit on operations 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…

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

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Legal Issues. Unit 12. Level 1. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 301-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor guide for a unit on legal issues 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…

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

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A Thriving and Innovative Undergraduate Experiential Physics Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Roughani, Bahram

2013-03-01

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Why do subsidised firms survive longer? An evaluation of a program promoting youth entrepreneurship in Italy  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a We evaluate an Italian programme which promotes youth entrepreneurship by issuing substantial benefits to candidate entrepreneurs\\u000a selected through a screening process and by providing them with some training. Following previous informal analyses of this\\u000a programme performance the outcome with respect to which we perform the evaluation is the firm survival time. We argue that\\u000a what matters for the success of

Erich Battistin; Andrea Gavosto; Enrico Rettore

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Factors Influencing Attitude of Youth Towards Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

E. A. Dioneo-Adetayo

2006-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Taylor, Cyrus

2003-03-01

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Physics Theorynet Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physics Theorynet is an outreach program, funded by the National Science Foundation, involving particle theorists and cosmologists visiting with high school students and teachers in the greater Boston area, including New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Its main component is the direct interaction between physicists, students and teachers through presentations, demonstrations and question and answer sessions during regular class hour visits and after class. We will report on the accomplishments of Theorynet to date, and present the long term goals and plans for the future.

Berglund, Per

2009-05-01

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Rutgers Physics Teacher Preparation Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this talk I will describe my experiences in the Rutgers Physics Teacher Preparation program as a future physics teacher and share how these experiences shaped my career as a physics teacher. The uniqueness of the Rutgers Program is that it prepares physics teachers separately from other science teachers, thus providing them with a firm foundation of how to engage high school students in deep conceptual and quantitative learning of physics concepts. While in the program I was exposed to the findings from the physics education research and science education that helped me not only understand how students learn in general but also how they learn physics, what ideas they have to begin with and how to engage them in the active construction of physics knowledge. After I finished the program I have been involved in the induction program that helped me overcome many difficulties that beginning teachers have.

D'Amato, Chris; Etkina, Eugenia

2009-05-01

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NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1996, NASA established the Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program to seek the ultimate breakthroughs in space transportation: propulsion that requires no propellant mass, propulsion that attains the maximum transit speeds physically possible, and brea...

M. G. Millis

1998-01-01

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The LANL Physical Inventory Program  

SciTech Connect

The LANL physical inventory program (statistically based) provides assurance that the inventory is represented to the defined confidence levels. In addition, it establishes a benchmark to prove that the inventory is accurately stated. The LANL's Physical Inventory Program for nuclear materials requires the performance of periodic physical inventories and special inventories of nuclear material. The Inventory Program also requires the reconciliation of inventory measurements with previously established nuclear material accountability values. This inventory program applies to all material balance areas (MBAs) and is designed in accordance with DOE order 474.1, 'Nuclear Material Control and Accountability'. The program uses a graded approach for performing physical inventories with primary emphasis placed on Categories I and II quantities of special nuclear material. This paper describes the essential elements of the LANL Physical Inventory Program. In addition, the inter-dependency of the Inventory Program with respect to other LANL MC&A Programs is discussed. This paper, by outlining the elements and approach of a site-specific physical inventory program assists safeguards practitioners in the design of related physical inventory programs.

Pompeo, J. A. (John A.)

2001-01-01

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Entrepreneurship for Bioscience Researchers: A Case Study of an Entrepreneurship Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Entrepreneurship is reaching new areas in which the concept of business is more or less unfamiliar and remote. This study focuses on a specific entrepreneurship education programme in the fields of chemistry, physics, information technology and bioinformatics, life sciences and medicine development. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of the…

Heinonen, Jarna; Poikkijoki, Sari-Anne; Vento-Vierikko, Irma

2007-01-01

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Entrepreneurship for Bioscience Researchers: A Case Study of an Entrepreneurship Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Entrepreneurship is reaching new areas in which the concept of business is more or less unfamiliar and remote. This study focuses on a specific entrepreneurship education programme in the fields of chemistry, physics, information technology and bioinformatics, life sciences and medicine development. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of…

Heinonen, Jarna; Poikkijoki, Sari-Anne; Vento-Vierikko, Irma

2007-01-01

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SMILE Program Physics Index  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site contains a large collection of lesson plans for physics and physical science teachers. Each lesson plan includes objectives, materials, strategies, activities, and assessments. Topics covered include matter, classical mechanics, fluids, electricity & magnetism, waves, sound, optics, and math topics. Material is available for grade levels ranging from elementary school through introductory undergraduate.

Johnson, Porter

2004-12-15

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Programming physics softwares in Flash  

Microsoft Academic Search

We discuss various aspects of programming physics education software in Adobe Flash. Since the authoring environment for Flash is initially developed for non-programmers, it is easy to learn even for those having no previous knowledge in programming language, although some previous experience in programming may help in mastering advanced features of ActionScript, an object-oriented programming language used for developing Flash

Koo-Chul Lee; Julian Lee

2007-01-01

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Programming physics softwares in Flash  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We discuss various aspects of programming physics education software in Adobe Flash. Since the authoring environment for Flash is initially developed for non-programmers, it is easy to learn even for those having no previous knowledge in programming language, although some previous experience in programming may help in mastering advanced features of ActionScript, an object-oriented programming language used for developing Flash programs. The most attractive feature of Flash is its strong graphic capability not available in other standard programming languages.

Lee, Koo-Chul; Lee, Julian

2007-07-01

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Space Physics: a new undergraduate program in physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we describe a new undergraduate physics program entitled ``Space Physics.'' Graduate programs in space physics have been around since 1959, however, this is the first undergraduate program of its kind. The B.S. in Space Physics offers the traditional core of physics courses along with four areas of concentration: Astrophysics, Particle Physics & Cosmology, Exotic Propulsion, and Remote

Brian Nordstrom; Darrel Smith; Phillip Anz-Meador

2007-01-01

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ASD Physics Education Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

I want to thank the Organizing Committee and Program Chairman of the 1993 IISSC for providing this forum to discuss science education issues here in San Francisco. By all accounts, science education in the United States is in trouble. Clearly, teaching sc...

H. R. Barton

1993-01-01

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Comprehensive Physical Education Program Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 2004, the Wake County Public School System (North Carolina) received $1.3 million as one of 237 national winners of the $70 million federal Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant competition. The PEP Grant program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provides monies to school districts able to demonstrate the…

Kamiya, Artie

2005-01-01

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BREAKTHROUGH PROPULSION PHYSICS RESEARCH PROGRAM  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1996, a team of government, university and industry researchers proposed a program to seek the ultimate breakthroughs in space transportation: propulsion that requires no propellant mass, propulsion that can approach and, if possible, circumvent light speed, and breakthrough methods of energy production to power such devices. This Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program, managed by Lewis Research Center, is one part

Marc G. Millis

1996-01-01

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Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Institutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the nature of entrepreneurship and its relation to innovation along a cycle in which exploration and exploration follow upon each other. We place the roles of entrepreneurship in innovation policy within this cycle of innovation. Different types of innovation along the cycle of innovation are realized with different forms of entrepreneurship, which are constrained or enabled by

Erik Stam; Bart Nooteboom

2011-01-01

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Why Physics Programs are Slimming Down  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study the Physics enrollment in the light of the current financial situation. Role of the Physics program in the growth of several programs in a university and the importance of a successful Physics program to prepare for the future needs of the time are analyzed in detail. The effect of shutting down of Physics programs will also be discussed.

Masood, Samina

2012-02-01

57

Organizational Modularity and Intra-University Relationships Between Entrepreneurship Education and Technology Transfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both university technology licenses and entrepreneurship education have witnessed remarkable growth in the past two decades. These activities may be complementary in many respects, as when participation in an entrepreneurship program prepares a student to start a company based on university technology, or when technology transfer personnel provide resources and expertise for an entrepreneurship course. At the same time, however,

Andrew Nelson; Thomas Byers

58

Medical Physics Graduate Program At An HBCU  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Paul Gueye

2006-01-01

59

Program for a constructive physics  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we outline a program for physics using as basic mathematics counting, binary arithmetic and randomness. We believe this approach makes sense because the discretization of physics has replaced arbitrary continuum standards of time, length and mass by counting the oscillations of an atomic clock, counting the number of wavelengths between two positions and counting the number of atoms in a macroscopic mass. These digital dimensional standards can be used to specify three dimensional constants: the limiting velocity c, the unit of action h, and either a reference mass (eg m/sub p/) or a coupling constant (eg G related to the mass scale by hc/(2..pi..Gm/sub p/sup 2//) approx. = 1.7 x 10/sup 38/). The objective of our program is to provide an algorithmic construction which allows us to relate this connection to specific laboratory paradigms. As in constructive mathematics, we hold that counting must be understood as the practice of mathematics in order to avoid redundancy. We allow no completed infinities and we aim to provide finite algorithms for the computation of any acceptable concept. We do not expect our formalism to be reducible in a mathematical sense to conventional physics. To succeed, our program must lead to an alternative quantitative description of accepted laboratory and experiential phenomena. 18 references.

Noyes, H.P.; Gefwert, C.; Manthey, M.J.

1983-11-01

60

Business Librarians and Entrepreneurship: Innovation Trends and Characteristics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory study combines quantitative and qualitative data on the innovative characteristics of business librarians and the organizational culture of their libraries. Because of the perceived connection between innovation and entrepreneurship, we surveyed business librarians from ten United States universities with top entrepreneurship programs. To gauge the innovative characteristics of organizational culture, we conducted interviews with managers from some of

Elisabeth Leonard; Betsy Clementson

2012-01-01

61

Supporting undergraduate biomedical entrepreneurship.  

PubMed

As biomedical innovations become more sophisticated and expensive to bring to market, an approach is needed to ensure the survival of the best ideas. The tactic used by Iowa State University to provide entrepreneurship opportunities for undergraduate students in biomedical areas is a model that has proven to be both distinctive and effective. Iowa State supports and fosters undergraduate student entrepreneurship efforts through the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. This unique partnership encourages ISU faculty, researchers, and students to become involved in the world of entrepreneurship, while allowing Iowa's business communities to gain access to a wide array of available resources, skills, and information from Iowa State University. PMID:15134007

Patterson, P E

2004-01-01

62

A Social Entrepreneurship Bibliography  

Microsoft Academic Search

This bibliography is an attempt to list the most relevant material on the topic of ‘social entrepreneurship’ published within the past two decades. The Academic Search Complete and Web of Science databases were used to conduct a literature search using the keywords ‘social enterprise’, ‘social entrepreneurship’ and ‘social entrepreneur’. The literature search was limited to peer-reviewed journal articles and books

Chitvan Trivedi

2010-01-01

63

Entrepreneurship and Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Stimulating innovative and growth-oriented entrepreneurship is a key economic and societal challenge to which universities and colleges have much to contribute. This book examines the role that higher education institutions are currently playing through teaching entrepreneurship and transferring knowledge and innovation to enterprises and…

Potter, Jonathan, Ed.

2008-01-01

64

The framing of entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Authors have been trying to give entrepreneurship an identity that describes its distinctive nature ever since the phenomenon was first observed. Research progress has spurred scholarship to the opportunity based concept of entrepreneurship. Moreover, the entrepreneur who is seen as contributing to enterprise growth and wealth creation is often contrasted with the administrator who acts as steward or preserver of

Robert Zacca

2011-01-01

65

Reassessing Portfolio Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Portfolio entrepreneurship, that is the simultaneous ownership of several businesses, is becoming an important theme in the small business research literature. To date, however, there have been few dedicated empirical investigations of the phenomenon. This article analyses research on portfolio entrepreneurship that has been derived from a wide range of subject literatures, including economic sociology, cultural anthropology and agricultural economics.

Sara Carter; Monder Ram

2003-01-01

66

Space Physics: a new undergraduate program in physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we describe a new undergraduate physics program entitled ``Space Physics.'' Graduate programs in space physics have been around since 1959, however, this is the first undergraduate program of its kind. The B.S. in Space Physics offers the traditional core of physics courses along with four areas of concentration: Astrophysics, Particle Physics & Cosmology, Exotic Propulsion, and Remote Sensing. The program has over 90 students with the first senior class graduating this Spring 2007. The students are actively engaged in undergraduate research projects that prepare them for careers in the aerospace industry as well as graduate school in physics or space physics. The positive employer feedback from student internships already indicates that our upper-division students are prepared to move onto careers in the aerospace industry. The demographics as well as the details of undergraduate research projects will be presented in this paper.

Nordstrom, Brian; Smith, Darrel; Anz-Meador, Phillip

2007-03-01

67

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs. Position Statement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2008

2008-01-01

68

School Programs to Increase Physical Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quality physical education program is at the heart of any plan to promote lifelong participation in physical activity, but it has become evident at many schools that physical education specialists alone cannot address the physical activity needs of children. This is why a series of studies were conducted to develop strategies for the…

Lee, Amelia; Solmon, Melinda

2007-01-01

69

Intergenerational Entrepreneurship in an Educational Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Howe-To Industries is an intergenerational entrepreneurship project at the John de la Howe School, a state-supported institution for at-risk youth in rural McCormick County, South Carolina. Expansion of this type of program into public schools could engage the community and school system in a mutually beneficial relationship. John de la Howe…

Owen, Melissa; Wright, Paul

70

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2008 The Netherlands  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is a research program executed annually with the aim to obtain internationally comparative high quality research data on entrepreneurial activity at the national level. Over the years, GEM has expanded from 10 countries in 1999 to 43 countries in 2008. In this report, we focus specifically on entrepreneurial attitudes, activity and aspirations in the Netherlands.

Sander Wennekers; Jolanda Hessels; Chantal Hartog

2009-01-01

71

COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP  

Microsoft Academic Search

At present, entrepreneurship is of fundamental importance for our society (Thornton, 1999; Bruyat & Julien, 2000). Entrepreneurial\\u000a companies contribute to economic welfare as they increase the innovative capacity of the economy. These enterprises also lead\\u000a to more flexible markets and intensified competition. Moreover, through entrepreneurship, new businesses and jobs are created\\u000a (De Clerck & De Sutter, 2003), an issue of

Greet Fastré; Anita Van Gils

72

Community Entrepreneurship: Building Entrepreneurship-facilitating Social Capital  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lars Rønning; Elisabet Ljunggren

73

Technological Entrepreneurship. Research in Entrepreneurship and Management Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Phan, Philip H., Ed.

74

Four Approaches to Entrepreneurship II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Four approaches to teaching advanced entrepreneurship in current use are as follows: (1) advanced options such as franchises and buyouts and international entrepreneurship; (2) preentrepreneurship courses; (3) starting a business; and (4) structured experience. (JOW)|

Meyer, Earl C.; Nauta, Tom

1994-01-01

75

Physical Fitness Promotion. Program Evaluation Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended as a resource for individuals wishing to evaluate physical fitness programs, this handbook, one of a series of seven, provides a collection of measuring devices that can improve the quality of such evaluations. Chapter 1 introduces the handbook's contents and outlines evaluation related issues specific to physical fitness programs.…

IOX Assessment Associates, Culver City, CA.

76

On provocation, education and entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay develops an affect-based theory of entrepreneurial entrepreneurship education, something we summarise in a model of provocation-based entrepreneurial entrepreneurship education (the E model). Taking its starting point in an anecdote that illustrates the importance of provocation in processes of learning entrepreneurship, this article responds to previous calls for less economised entrepreneurship education focusing on its creative-relational nature. An affect-based

Daniel Hjorth

2011-01-01

77

Comprehensive School-Based Physical Activity Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Comprehensive School-based Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) represents a commitment to support the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and the community. A CSPAP is a similar approach that specifically focuses on incorporating additional physical activity opportunities for youth within the school day and beyond physical education…

Heidorn, Brent D.; Hall, Tina J.; Carson, Russell L.

2010-01-01

78

Comprehensive School-Based Physical Activity Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A Comprehensive School-based Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) represents a commitment to support the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and the community. A CSPAP is a similar approach that specifically focuses on incorporating additional physical activity opportunities for youth within the school day and beyond physical

Heidorn, Brent D.; Hall, Tina J.; Carson, Russell L.

2010-01-01

79

High altitude atmospheric physics program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Investigations into the composition, photochemistry, and dynamics of the stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere are described. Programs in laser radar observation, atmospheric luminescence, the equatorial aurora, data acquisition, meteorological radar, and Fabry-Perot interferometry are discussed. The experimental program, interpretation of results, and theoretical studies are described.

Clemesha, B. R.

1981-06-01

80

Entrepreneurship Policies: Principles, Problems and Opportunities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we discuss the current status of the literature on entrepreneurship policy. The purpose is to discuss and assess several fundamental questions pertaining to entrepreneurship policies, such as “What is the optimal rate of entrepreneurship?” and “What entrepreneurship policies to pursue to remedy market failures and to avoid policy failures?”. In the entrepreneurship policies literature several contributors make

Charlie Karlsson; Martin Andersson

2009-01-01

81

Outreach programs in physics at Hampton University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Pittman, Carlane J.; Temple, Doyle A.

1996-07-01

82

A Peer Mentor Tutor Program in Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Peer Mentor Tutor (PMT) program in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Physics Department matches upper level undergraduate physics majors in small groups with students potentially at-risk for having academic trouble with their gateway introductory non-calculus physics course or for feeling isolated at the University. The program enhances students'learning and confidence by providing an emphasis on problem solving, a supportive environment for asking questions, and opportunities for acquiring missing math skills. The students assisted include, among others, returning adults, students of color,students with English as a second language, and students who have never taken physics in high school. The tutors acquire teaching and leadership experience with ongoing training throughout the year. The Physics PMT program is run in collaboration with a similar program in Chemistry. The peer model is also being applied to other science courses at the University of Wisconsin. We will describe the structure of the Physics PMT program and our current efforts to expand the program into a broader Physics Learning Center that may serve multiple purposes and courses.

Nossal, S. M.; Jacob, A. T.; Buehlman, J. D.; Middlecamp, C. H.

2001-05-01

83

Physical-Mental Fitness Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reprinted introduction from a report made available at the Southwest District AAHPER-California AHPER Conference, Spring, 1969. Program developed under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Author)

J Health Phys Educ Recreation, 1969

1969-01-01

84

75 FR 70999 - National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Proclamation 8600--National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010 Proclamation 8601--America Recycles...November 15, 2010 National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010 By the President of the United States...reach. During National Entrepreneurship Week, we renew our commitment to...

2010-11-19

85

Physics 20-30: Program of Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.

86

Technical Entrepreneurship: A Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Contained in this document are papers presented at the Symposium on Technical Entrepreneurship at Purdue University by researchers who were then or had previously been engaged in research in the area. Because formal research in this area was in its infancy, there was a particular need to afford investigators in the field opportunities to compare…

Cooper, Arnold C., Ed.; Komives, John L., Ed.

87

Entrepreneurship by the Books  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Kamien, Morton I.

2008-01-01

88

Entrepreneurship Education in 1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Descriptions of courses and experiments in teaching entrepreneurship which have been conducted in 98 schools in the U.S. and Canada are presented. The number of schools now offering such courses is over 147 in the U.S. and 14 in Canada. The monograph, bas...

K. H. Vesper

1980-01-01

89

Internationalising Entrepreneurship Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jim Bell; Ian Callaghan; Dave Demick; Fred Scharf

2004-01-01

90

Physical security technology base programs for physical security  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

1986-01-01

91

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Karen Resch Mckeown

2010-01-01

92

From craft to science : Teaching models and learning processes in entrepreneurship education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this article is to offer a conceptual framework in entrepreneurship education largely inspired by education sciences and discuss its two main levels, the ontological and educational levels. This framework is then used to discuss various types of entrepreneurship teaching programs, focusing on three broad categories of learning processes. Design\\/methodology\\/appraoch – This article uses intensive reviews

Alain Fayolle; Benoit Gailly

2008-01-01

93

A theory of serial entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

The contribution of serial entrepreneurs to entrepreneurial activity is significant: in Europe, 18–30% of entrepreneurs are\\u000a serial; in the US, their contribution is about one-eighth. Yet, theories of entrepreneurship and industry dynamics presume\\u000a that all firms are launched by novice entrepreneurs and firm failure is synonymous with exit from entrepreneurship. We propose\\u000a a theory of serial entrepreneurship in which an

Jose Plehn-Dujowich

2010-01-01

94

RIPS upgrade and physics programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The upgrade of RIPS has been proposed in the phase-II program of RIKEN RI Beam Factory (RIBF) project. In this upgrade, the former fragment separator RIPS will be equipped with a new beam line that delivers beams of 115A-MeV heavy io ns extracted from the IRC cyclotron by skipping the final acceleration of SRC. This beam energy is high enough to produce radioactive isotope beams (RIBs) via the projectile-fragmentation reaction. Thus, compared with RIBs produced in the present AVF-RRC acceleration scheme, their production yield are drastically increased by this upgrade, especially in the mass region heavier than Kr. Remarkably, RIPS further enhances research opportunities on spin-related subjects such as nuclear structure studies through electromagnetic nuclear moments: it has been revealed that RIBs produced at this energy can be spin-oriented independently of their atomic and chemical properties. Also, the research subjects include not only nuclear moments but also material science by means, e.g., of the ?-NMR, ?-PAD, ?-PAC, laser, and in-beam M"ossbauer methods, because RIBs of this energy allow for a scheme to implant them into sample materials with limited thickness and thus stopped-RI type experiments will be conveniently carried out.

Ueno, Hideki; Yoshimi, Akihiro; Asahi, Koichiro

2009-10-01

95

PACE. A Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Part III: Being an Entrepreneur. Unit D: Marketing Management. Research and Development Series No. 194 C-4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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 eight instructional units in Part III is operating a business. Unit D focuses on market management. It…

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

96

PACE. A Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Part III: Being an Entrepreneur. Unit E: Successful Selling. Research and Development Series No. 194 C-5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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 eight instructional units in Part III is operating a business. Unit E focuses on personal (face-to-face)…

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

97

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program. (a...who has not met the applicable physical fitness qualification standard,...

2010-01-01

98

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program. (a...who has not met the applicable physical fitness qualification standard,...

2009-01-01

99

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program....

2013-01-01

100

Fusion programs in Applied Plasma Physics  

SciTech Connect

The Applied Plasma Physics (APP) program at General Atomics (GA) described here includes four major elements: (a) Applied Plasma Physics Theory Program, (b) Alpha Particle Diagnostic, (c) Edge and Current Density Diagnostic, and (d) Fusion User Service Center (USC). The objective of the APP theoretical plasma physics research at GA is to support the DIII-D and other tokamak experiments and to significantly advance our ability to design a commercially-attractive fusion reactor. We categorize our efforts in three areas: magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibria and stability; plasma transport with emphasis on H-mode, divertor, and boundary physics; and radio frequency (rf). The objective of the APP alpha particle diagnostic is to develop diagnostics of fast confined alpha particles using the interactions with the ablation cloud surrounding injected pellets and to develop diagnostic systems for reacting and ignited plasmas. The objective of the APP edge and current density diagnostic is to first develop a lithium beam diagnostic system for edge fluctuation studies on the Texas Experimental Tokamak (TEXT). The objective of the Fusion USC is to continue to provide maintenance and programming support to computer users in the GA fusion community. The detailed progress of each separate program covered in this report period is described in the following sections.

Not Available

1992-07-01

101

Food Business Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Though not a very traditional career path for food scientists, one option is to go into business for yourself by starting\\u000a a food business. Food business entrepreneurship is a difficult career that entails long work hours, extensive decision making,\\u000a and tasks that require knowledge beyond food science. However, there is high potential for rewards, including financial rewards,\\u000a career progression, and

Peter Weber

2008-01-01

102

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.

103

Multiple Missions and Academic Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes the choice of academic scientists to commercially exploit their re- search. I build a model of the timing of entry into commercial activities by an academic research team, and analyze the returns and costs of these activities. In order to focus on the peculiarities of academic entrepreneurship as opposed to industrial entrepreneurship, I compare the behavior and

Nicola Lacetera

104

Entrepreneurship: An analytical thermodynamic theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present a newly developed analytical thermodynamic theory and show that it offers a simple understanding of entrepreneurship. The approach we present in the paper is different from previous work on the subject in that we not only borrow the mathematical tools from, and the analogy to thermodynamic but treat economics in general and entrepreneurship in particular

Jing Chen; Tsvi Vinig

2007-01-01

105

Some Classic Views on Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

The topic of entrepreneurship currently experiences a revived interest as is shown by the research agenda of today's empirical researchers. There are few issues in economics which are backed up by such a rich historical knowledge base as is the case with entrepreneurship. This paper aims to give an overview of some important classic contributions relating to today's and tomorrow's

C. Mirjam van Praag

1999-01-01

106

Entrepreneurship Education: Attitudes Across Campus  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors investigated student and faculty attitudes toward entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. The authors collected data from 317 students and 87 faculty members at a comprehensive 4-year university to examine students' level of interest in entrepreneurial education, perceptions of motivations and barriers to startup businesses, and occupational aspirations. Student and faculty respondents represented a variety of disciplines in and outside

Rachel Shinnar; Mark Pruett; Bryan Toney

2009-01-01

107

Entrepreneurship, Saving, and Social Mobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines entrepreneurship in order to analyze, first, the degree to which the opportunity to start or own a business affects the household's saving behavior and the implication of this behavior for the distribution of wealth and, second, the relationship between the extent of entrepreneurship in the economy and socioeconomic mobility, that is, the movement of families across wealth

Vincenzo Quadrini

2000-01-01

108

Entrepreneurship education in higher educational institutions: the gender dimension  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address entrepreneurial programs offered by Greek higher education institutions (HEIs) to 1639 students in different scientific disciplines at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and Technical Educational Institution of Thessaloniki (TEITh). The programs were analyzed and it was revealed that there were differences in participation rates, attitudes towards entrepreneurship education and perceptions

Eugenia Petridou; Aikaterini Sarri; Lida P. Kyrgidou

2009-01-01

109

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School's Model for Gifted and Talented Entrepreneurship Training Program, 1983-84. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A model was developed for a program that would meet the needs of vocational gifted and talented students while training an important member of the economic community--the entrepreneur. Research material concerning the identification and selection of gifted and talented students was reviewed, and criteria were developed for nomination of…

Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ.

110

The Role of Project-Based Learning in IT: A Case Study in a Game Development and Entrepreneurship Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Problem/project-based-learning (PBL) approaches have traditionally been shown to be effective for learning within many professional programs that are directly related to the students' future career. The PBL approach has been adopted for over four decades in such fields as medicine and engineering and studies have demonstrated that…

Hogue, Andrew; Kapralos, Bill; Desjardins, Francois

2011-01-01

111

Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics Program at Ryerson University  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tetyana Antimirova

2006-01-01

112

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

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

2007-01-01

113

Education for entrepreneurship in nursing.  

PubMed

The different types of entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, and the importance of social entrepreneurship skills in the changing world of health care are discussed. The term social intrapreneurship is introduced to characterise the many nurses introducing change and enhancing care working within the NHS. The strategy for development of entrepreneurship education within one region of the UK is presented and its integration into a pre-registration nursing programme is the main focus of this paper. The process of integration of skills in the changing world of health care is discussed. The strategy for development of entrepreneurship is presented under the headings of the NICENT (Northern Ireland Centre for Entrepreneurship) @ Ulster Integration Model: Awareness and Understanding; Interpretation; Contextualisation; Integration (Theoretical Content); Integration (Assessment); Validation/Revalidation; Implementation; and Review and Reflection. The most important stages were the first two in which nursing academic staff came to realise the relevance of the topic to nursing and the interpretation and translation into 'nurse-speak' of the business terminology to alleviate the initial rejection of entrepreneurship as of no relevance to nursing. PMID:20594624

Boore, Jennifer; Porter, Sharon

2010-07-01

114

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

PubMed Central

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.

Agbenyiga, DeBrenna L.; Ahmedani, Brian K.

2009-01-01

115

Does school choice increase the rate of youth entrepreneurship?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because entrepreneurial activity is a key source of economic growth, promoting youth entrepreneurship has become a priority for policymakers. School choice programs force administrators and teachers to be more entrepreneurial in their jobs by encouraging innovation and by creating competition and a more business-like environment in K-12 education. Does going to school in this climate make students more likely to

Russell S. Sobel; Kerry A. King

2008-01-01

116

PLAGIARISM AND BUSINESS PLANS: A GROWING CHALLENGE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entrepreneurship students in numerous academic programs face a unique and arguably difficult assignment: that of creating a business plan. Unfortunately, some students purposely cheat, and others lack sufficient competencies in research and writing, such that they violate academic integrity policies. While plagiarism has been a hot topic in recent media coverage, and in education at large, there is scant research

Robert J. Lahm

117

Entrepreneurship and Educational Leadership Development: Canadian and Australian Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Webber, Charles F.; Scott, Shelleyann

2008-01-01

118

Entrepreneurship. Technology Learning Activity. Teacher Edition. Technology Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This packet of technology learning activity (TLA) materials on entrepreneurship for students in grades 6-10 consists of a technology education overview, information on use, and instructor's and student's sections. The overview discusses the technology education program and materials. Components of the instructor's and student's sections are…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

119

Entrepreneurship. Technology Learning Activity. Teacher Edition. Technology Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet of technology learning activity (TLA) materials on entrepreneurship for students in grades 6-10 consists of a technology education overview, information on use, and instructor's and student's sections. The overview discusses the technology education program and materials. Components of the instructor's and student's sections are…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

120

Factors Affecting Entrepreneurship Among Veterans.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The authors investigate whether military service has a statistically significant impact on veteran entrepreneurship using three complementary data sources. The 2007 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Current Population Survey (CPS) March Supplement is used ...

B. Oh J. B. Hope P. C. Mackin

2011-01-01

121

Entrepreneurship among business graduates: does a major in entrepreneurship make a difference?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entrepreneurship has become a widely taught subject in universities and business schools. However, only a very small number of studies have investigated the effect of entrepreneurship education. The present research compares the behaviour of business graduates with a major in entrepreneurship and graduates with other majors from a Norwegian business school. The results indicate that graduates with an entrepreneurship major

Lars Kolvereid; Øystein Moen

1997-01-01

122

Researching entrepreneurship and education : Part 1: what is entrepreneurship and does it matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 evaluation of current knowledge on topics related directly and indirectly to “entrepreneurship” and “entrepreneurship

Harry Matlay

2005-01-01

123

Some calculator programs for particle physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Seven calculator programs that do simple chores that arise in elementary particle physics are given. LEGENDRE evaluates the Legendre polynomial series. ASSOCIATED LEGENDRE evaluates the first associated Legendre polynomial series. CONFIDENCE calculates confidence levels for chi(2), Gaussian, or Poisson probability distributions. TWO BODY calculates the c.m. energy, the initial and final state c.m. momenta, and the extreme values of t and u for a two body reaction. ELLIPSE calculates coordinates of points for drawing an ellipse plot showing the kinematics of a two body reaction or decay. DALITZ RECTANGULAR calculates coordinates of points on the boundary of a rectangular Dalitz plot. DALITZ TRIANGULAR calculates coordinates of points on the boundary of a triangular Dalitz plot. There are short versions of CONFIDENCE (EVEN N and POISSON) that calculate confidence levels for the even degree of freedom chi(2) and the Poisson cases. The programs are written for the HP-97 calculator.

Whol, C. G.

1982-01-01

124

The NuSTAR AGN Physics Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The launch of the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) in June 2012 has opened a new window onto the high-energy universe. The study of active galactic nuclei (AGN) and the supermassive black holes (SMBHs) within them stands to benefit greatly from this observatory. NuSTAR's unique combination of focusing X-ray optics, large effective area and low background over the 5-80 keV energy band allows us to unambiguously probe the nature of complex AGN environs. I will review the planned AGN Physics Program science goals for the mission with a particular focus on NuSTAR's participation in simultaneous, multi-observatory campaigns on several bright, nearby AGN. Obtaining high signal-to-noise spectra across a broad bandpass is crucial for NuSTAR's cross-calibration with other instruments. Such comprehensive spectra will also allow the mission to meet one of its most critical science goals: to conclusively isolate and further understand the complex processes at work in AGN, e.g., the nature of the X-ray continuum, absorption and reflection seen in the innermost regions of these sources. Precise, accurate measurements of SMBH spins and coronal temperatures, in particular, are two key objectives of the AGN Physics Program.

Brenneman, Laura; NuSTAR Science Team

2013-01-01

125

Biological Physics Program at the University of Arizona  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Biological Physics studies the physics of life processes by applying the quantitative physical sciences approach to outstanding problems in Biology while also feeding crucial insights back into Physics. The Biological Physics Program is a graduate program with a broad scope, involving Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Molecular and Cellular Biology faculty members. Graduate work in involves teamwork and collaboration that cuts across the traditional boundaries of academic departments and includes the areas of single molecule biophysics, molecular simulations, and membrane biophysics. The Biological Physics Program offers laboratory rotations and research opportunities in multiple departments and opportunities for research fellowships and awards.

Visscher, Koen; Brown, Michael F.

2011-10-01

126

Designing and Implementing Effective Adapted Physical Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Designing and Implementing Effective Adapted Physical Education Programs" was written to assist adapted and general physical educators who are dedicated to ensuring that the physical and motor needs of all their students are addressed in physical education. While it is anticipated that adapted physical educators, where available, will typically…

Kelly, Luke E.

2011-01-01

127

Doctoral Education in the Field of Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current perceptions and practices in doctoral education in the field of entrepreneurship are explored. The paper developed from efforts of a Task Force formed by the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management in response to several important observations: growing demand for faculty in entrepreneurship, growing membership in the division, more participants in doctoral and junior faculty consortia, increasing attention

S. Venkataraman; Irene M. Duhaime; William B. Gartner; Alex Stewart; J. A. Katz; M. A. Hitt; S. A. Alvarez; G. D. Meyer

2003-01-01

128

Affirming entrepreneurship: the best hope for organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The business world has long heralded the value of entrepreneurial talent. Not surprisingly, there has been tremendous growth in entrepreneurship over the past 25 years. Sustaining this momentum will depend, in part, on elevating entrepreneurship education to the next level, through the adoption of entrepreneurship into both graduate and undergraduate core curricula. This paper aims to examine this

Shelley Morrisette; Mike Schraeder

2007-01-01

129

Franchising and the domain of entrepreneurship research  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this essay, we explore the relationship between franchising and entrepreneurship in general, and their research domains in particular. We begin by categorizing the focus of various representative definitions of entrepreneurship as: (1) traits, (2) processes, or (3) activities, and adopt the view that identifying the unique research domain of entrepreneurship is a more worthwhile endeavor than attempting to reach

Patrick J. Kaufmann; Rajiv P. Dant

1999-01-01

130

Global Entrepreneurship and the United States.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper analyzes U.S. entrepreneurship at the global level using the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI). The GEDI is a research tool that captures the contextual features of entrepreneurship in 71 countries. The GEDI builds on and imp...

L. Szerb Z. J. Acs

2010-01-01

131

Investigating social entrepreneurship: A multidimensional model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social entrepreneurship is an emerging area of investigation within the entrepreneurship and not-for-profit marketing literatures. A review of the literature emerging from a number of domains reveals that it is fragmented and that there is no coherent theoretical framework. In particular, current conceptualizations of social entrepreneurship fail to adequately consider the unique characteristics of social entrepreneurs and the context within

Jay Weerawardena; Gillian Sullivan Mort

2006-01-01

132

Revisiting Linkages between Entrepreneurship and Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic world has come to recognise the importance of entrepreneurship and the value of entrepreneurship education and hence there has been an increasing attention focused on developing the entrepreneurial spirit among the students. Several models have been postulated and educational conferences attempted to disseminate information about the teaching of entrepreneurship and small businesses. Leading experts throughout the world have contributed

Jyothi P

2009-01-01

133

A Framework for Addressing and Measuring Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years entrepreneurship has become a buzzword that?s entered the mainstream. Politicians continuously cite its importance and the need to create more entrepreneurial societies, and newspapers and television programmes frequently create themes around successful entrepreneurs. But, the pursuit and development of policies related to entrepreneurship are often hampered by the limited, albeit growing, empirical information relating to entrepreneurship (its

Nadim Ahmad; Anders Hoffman

2008-01-01

134

Coordinated research program in pulsed power physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A report on a coordinated research program in pulsed power physics contains the following: investigation of repetitive e-beam controlled discharges with respect to the influence of different gas properties such as attachment rate coefficient, drift velocity, and Penning ionization - modeling of diffuse discharges, including control mechanisms; investigations of the interaction of discharge and circuit for discharge pulses with short risetimes; investigation of optogalvanic effects with respect to their use as discharge control mechanisms; studies of concepts for optically assisted, externally sustained, diffuse discharge switches; studies of the limitations on high current, high energy switches resulting from electrode erosion; investigation of X-ray ionization of switch gases; investigation of insulator performance when subjected to repetitive surface discharge switching; a new approach to field distortion triggering of spark gaps; design, construction, and testing of two different high voltage line type pulsers; and, an electromagnetic method for injecting a projectile into a mass driver.

1987-02-01

135

Evaluating Active U: an internet-mediated physical activity program  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Engaging in regular physical activity can be challenging, particularly during the winter months. To promote physical activity at the University of Michigan during the winter months, an eight-week Internet-mediated program (Active U) was developed providing participants with an online physical activity log, goal setting, motivational emails, and optional team participation and competition. METHODS: This study is a program evaluation

Lorraine R Buis; Timothy A Poulton; Robert G Holleman; Ananda Sen; Paul J Resnick; David E Goodrich; LaVaughn Palma-Davis; Caroline R Richardson

2009-01-01

136

The Wonders of Physics Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One important step toward public education about fusion energy is to first elevate the public's appreciation of science in general. Toward this end, the Wonders of Physics program was started at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984 as a public lecture and demonstration series in an attempt to stem a growing tide of science illiteracy and to bolster the public's perception of the scientific enterprise. Since that time, it has grown into a public outreach endeavor which consists of a traveling demonstration show, educational pamphlets, videos, software, a website (http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/wop.htm), and the annual public lecture demonstration series including tours highlighting the Madison Symmetric Torus and departmental facilities. The presentation has been made about 400 times to a total audience in excess of 50,000. Sample educational materials and Lecture Kits will be available at the poster session. Currently at Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Currently at Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik. *Currently at Johnson Controls.

Sprott, J. C.; Mirus, K. A.; Newman, D. E.; Watts, C.; Feeley, R. E.; Fernandez, E.; Fontana, P. W.; Krajewski, T.; Lovell, T. W.; Oliva, S.; Stoneking, M. R.; Thomas, M. A.; Jaimison, W.; Maas, K.; Milbrandt, R.; Mullman, K.; Narf, S.; Nesnidal, R.; Nonn, P.

1996-11-01

137

Fusion programs in applied plasma physics  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of the theoretical science program are: To support the interpretation of present experiments and predict the outcome of future planned experiments; to improve on existing models and codes and validate against experimental results; and to conduct theoretical physics development of advanced concepts with applications for DIII-D and future devices. Major accomplishments in FY91 include the corroboration between theory and experiment on MHD behavior in the second stable regime of operation on DIII-D, and the frequency and mode structure of toroidal Alfven eigenmodes in high beta, shaped plasmas. We have made significant advances in the development of the gyro-Landau fluid approach to turbulence simulation which more accurately models kinetic drive and damping mechanisms. Several theoretical models to explain the bifurcation phenomenon in L- to H-mode transition were proposed providing the theoretical basis for future experimental verification. The capabilities of new rf codes have been upgraded in response to the expanding needs of the rf experiments. Codes are being employed to plan for a fully non-inductive current drive experiment in a high beta, enhanced confinement regime. GA's experimental effort in Applied Physics encompasses two advanced diagnostics essential for the operation of future fusion experiments: Alpha particle diagnostic, and current and density profile diagnostics. This paper discusses research in all these topics.

Not Available

1992-02-01

138

Successful Physical Activity Programming for Students with Autism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes Success in Physical Activity, a program for students with autism. The program, based on adaptations of the Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communications-Handicapped Children (TEACCH) recreational structure program, focuses on two areas: physical fitness and motor ability. (Contains seven references.)…

Schultheis, Susan F.; Boswell, Boni B.; Decker, Jim

2000-01-01

139

Does globalization impact entrepreneurship? Comparative study of country level indicators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact of increased level of globalization on entrepreneurship remains unexplored area within the domain of international business. In this paper we aim to explore the relationships between globalization and entrepreneurship based on a comparative study of globalization and entrepreneurship indicators at a country level. We use the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data for measuring level of entrepreneurship at a

G. T. Vinig; J. de Kluijver

2007-01-01

140

Schumpeter, Kirzner, and the Field of Social Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Joseph Schumpeter's and Israel Kirzner's ‘classical’ theories of entrepreneurship have contributed much to the field of entrepreneurship but have been underutilized in the emerging field of social entrepreneurship. The argument of this paper is that the utilization of Schumpeterian and Kirznerian theories of entrepreneurship can advance the field of social entrepreneurship in two ways. The first potential contribution from utilizing

Gordon E. Shockley; Peter M. Frank

2011-01-01

141

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2007-01-01

142

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2009-01-01

143

The Hall D Physics Program at JLab  

SciTech Connect

GlueX is one of the flagship experiments of the 12 GeV era at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab). The energy of the electron accelerator at JLab is presently undergoing an upgrade from 6 GeV to 12 GeV and a 4th experimental hall (Hall D) is being added. The GlueX experimental apparatus consists of a tagged coherent bremsstrahlung photon beam incident on a liquid hydrogen target. The photoproduced mesons, which are created inside of a 2.2 T solenoid, will then pass through a pair of drift chambers and eventually deposit their energy into either of two calorimeters, depending on their respective angles. GlueX will attempt to map out the light meson spectrum and search for meson-gluon hybrids to better understand the confinement of quarks and gluons in quantum chromodynamics (QCD). There is little data on the photoproduction of light mesons and the GlueX experiment will exceed the current photoproduction data by several orders of magnitude in the first year alone. Photoproduction is specifically well suited to search for meson-gluon hybrids because in the flux tube model the production cross-sections are higher for meson-gluon hybrids from photons, with the spins of the virtual quark-antiquark pair aligned, than from other sources such as pions, with the spins of the quark-antiquark pair anti-aligned. There are also other Hall D experiments proposed to look for physics beyond the Standard Model by studying Eta rare or forbidden decay channels such as eta to two neutral pions. The 12 GeV upgrade of the JLab accelerator and the complete physics program of Hall D will be presented.

Leckey, John P. [Indiana U.

2012-09-01

144

Physical Research Program: Research Contracts and Statistical Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The AEC-sponsored physical research program consists of theoretical and experimental investigations designed to support the objectives of the AEC's nuclear and non-nuclear energy efforts. The program is directed toward discovery of natural laws and new kn...

1974-01-01

145

Physical Research Program: Research Contracts and Statistical Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The physical research program consists of fundamental theoretical and experimental investigations designed to support the objectives of ERDA. The program is directed toward discovery of natural laws and new knowledge, and to improved understanding of the ...

1975-01-01

146

Coordinated Research Program in Pulsed Power Physics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Eight program elements related to pulsed power research are described. These program elements form a multi-disciplinary, coordinated program whose main emphasis is to gain improved understanding of high power, repetitive closing and opening switches. The ...

M. Kristiansen M. Hagler J. Craig L. Hatfield G. Schaefer

1982-01-01

147

Healthcare administration education in the 21st century: the case for entrepreneurship.  

PubMed

This paper recommends the broadening of the course content in several of the current required courses within the core curriculum of healthcare management education to include entrepreneurship topics and the inclusion of a separate entrepreneurship course. The current state of entrepreneurship within healthcare is described through the discussion of a healthcare entrepreneurship continuum. Because of the evolution of the healthcare industry in the past ten years, healthcare administration programs must also evolve to make our curriculum more relevant and increase student placement options. The current healthcare administration education shortcomings are discussed and recommendations for curriculum change are presented. Finally, a readings and resources list is provided as a basis for further curriculum development. PMID:16206639

Williams, David R; Duncan, W Jack; Ginter, Peter M

2005-01-01

148

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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)|

Lerch, Harold A.; Byrd, Mabel M.

1986-01-01

149

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Lerch, Harold A.; Byrd, Mabel M.

1986-01-01

150

Entrepreneurship education and training: can entrepreneurship be taught? Part II  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Despite a growing body of literature in the field, there is still considerable uncertainty as to whether entrepreneurs are born are made, which has led to an ongoing debate in the entrepreneurship academy about whether we can actually teach individuals to be entrepreneurs. With this in mind, this two-part paper aims to address the question of whether or

Colette Henry; Frances Hill; Claire Leitch

2005-01-01

151

Entrepreneurship education and training: can entrepreneurship be taught? Part I  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Despite a growing body of literature in the field, there is still considerable uncertainty as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, which has led to an ongoing debate in the entrepreneurship academy about whether we can actually teach individuals to be entrepreneurs. With this in mind, this two-part paper aims to address the question of whether or

Colette Henry; Frances Hill; Claire Leitch

2005-01-01

152

A Checklist to Promote Physical Activity and Fitness in K-12 Physical Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes a physical education program self-assessment tool, "The Physical Activity and Fitness Promotion Checklist," which was developed by a panel of nationally recognized physical education teachers. This checklist, which specifically addresses national physical education standards three and four, includes 20 items organized into…

Hill, Grant M.; Turner, Bud

2007-01-01

153

Description of the programs and facilities of the Physics Division  

SciTech Connect

The major emphasis of our experimental nuclear physics research is in Heavy-Ion Physics, centered at the recently completed ATLAS facility. ATLAS is a designated National User Facility and is based on superconducting radio-frequency technology developed in the Physics Division. In addition, the Division has strong programs in Medium-Energy Physics and in Weak-Interaction Physics as well as in accelerator development. Our nuclear theory research spans a wide range of interests including nuclear dynamics with subnucleonic degrees of freedom, dynamics of many-nucleon systems, nuclear structure, and heavy-ion interactions. This research makes contact with experimental research programs in intermediate-energy and heavy-ion physics, both within the Division and on the national scale. The Atomic Physics program, the largest of which is accelerator-based, primarily uses ATLAS, a 5-MV Dynamitron accelerator and a highly stable 150-kV accelerator. A synchrotron-based atomic physics program has recently been initiated with current research with the National Synchrotron Light Source in preparation for a program at the Advanced Photon Source, at Argonne. The principal interests of the Atomic Physics program are in the interactions of fast atomic and molecular ions with solids and gases and in the laser spectroscopy of exotic species. The program is currently being expanded to take advantage of the unique research opportunities in synchrotron-based research that will present themselves when the Advanced Photon Source comes on line at Argonne. These topics are discussed briefly in this report.

Not Available

1992-10-01

154

Program and Algorithm Visualization in Engineering and Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report here on our experiences using a program animation tool, the Teaching Machine, for program and algorithm visualization for engineering and physics students at two universities: Memorial University, where it has been used since 1999 for teaching engineering students, and the University of Athens, where it was adopted in 2005 to teach physics students.

Michael Bruce-lockhart; Theodore S. Norvell; Yiannis Cotronis

2007-01-01

155

CPUG: Computational Physics UG Degree Program at Oregon State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

A four-year undergraduate degree program leading to a Bachelor's degree in Computational Physics is described. The courses and texts under development are research- and Web-rich, and culminate in an advanced computational laboratory derived from graduate theses and faculty research. The five computational courses and course materials developed for this program act as a bridge connecting the physics with the computation

Rubin H. Landau

2004-01-01

156

A Research Program on Solid Propellant Physical Behavior.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results obtained during the past year in a research program on Solid Propellant Physical Behavior. The object of the research program is to contribute to our understanding of the Physical behavior of solid propellants through a co...

N. W. Tschoegl W. G. Knauss R. F. Landel

1969-01-01

157

[Experimental and theoretical high energy physics program  

SciTech Connect

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)

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

158

Regional Partnership – Entrepreneurship Development Concept  

Microsoft Academic Search

The worsening economic situation in Poland demonstrated by the growing number of companies going bankrupt, a high unemployment rate, deepening disproportion in development rate in individual regions and the fall of Poland’s international competitiveness requires taking radical action to stop the unfavourable tendencies. Sustainable economic growth is only enabled by the production of wealth i.e. development of entrepreneurship. Based on

Sylwia Sysko-Romañczuk; Alberto Lozano

2002-01-01

159

The Sublime Object of Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper engages with debates on enterprise culture and one of its key subjects—the entrepreneur. Enlisting the work of Jacques Lacan and Slavoj ? Zi? zek, we attempt to explain the continuing failure of entre- preneurship discourse to assign the character of the entrepreneur a positive identity. Shifting away from stable categories such as 'the entre- preneur', we describe entrepreneurship

Campbell Jones

2005-01-01

160

Emerging Issues in Corporate Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on corporate entrepreneurship (CE) has grown rapidly over the past decade. In this article, we identify four major issues scholars can pursue to further our understanding about CE. The issues we explore include various forms of CE (e.g., sustained regeneration, domain redefinition) and their implications for organizational learning; the role of leadership and social exchange in the CE process;

Gregory G. Dess; R. Duane Ireland; Shaker A. Zahra; Steven W. Floyd; Jay J. Janney

2003-01-01

161

Entrepreneurship. Curriculum Development. Bulletin 1815.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide is designed for teachers of marketing education to provide junior and senior students with information and procedures useful in beginning small businesses (entrepreneurship). The guide contains basic information and activities that can be used by the teacher to teach a 2- to 3-week unit. The length of the unit will be…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.

162

Entrepreneurship Education - A Bicentennial Compendium.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this compendium is to help with the exchange of information among teachers of entrepreneurship courses and those interested in developing such courses. Each participating school is represented by a section authored by the instructor(s) of i...

K. H. Vesper

1976-01-01

163

Entrepreneurship, wealth inequality, and taxation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the importance of entrepreneurship when quantifying the aggregate and distributional effects of switching from a progressive to a proportional income tax system. I find that the distributional consequences of the tax reform in a model economy with entrepreneurs contrast markedly from those in a model economy with no entrepreneurs. The elimination of progressive taxation has a negligible

Césaire A. Meh

2005-01-01

164

Entrepreneurship, Saving and Social Mobility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper examines entrepreneurship in order to analyze, first, the degree to which the opportunity to start or own a business affects the household's saving behavior and the implication of this behavior for the distribution of wealth and, second, the re...

V. Quadrini

1997-01-01

165

Entrepreneurship, Saving and Social Mobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines entrepreneurship in order to analyze, first, the degree to which the opportunityto start or own a business affects the household's saving behavior and the implication ofthis behavior for the distribution of wealth and, second, the relationship between the extent ofentrepreneurship in the economy and socioeconomic mobility, that is, the movement of familiesacross wealth classes over time.First, a

Vincenzo Quadrini

1999-01-01

166

Opportunity Knocks: Entrepreneurship, informality and home gardening in South Texas  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores small?scale and primarily informal entrepreneurship through the lens of self?employed home gardeners in South Texas. Though the study site of Laredo, Texas lies within the southwestern border area of the United States, South Texas is best characterized by: the underdevelopment of basic infrastructure (e.g., physical, educational, and social), the inadequate development of human resources and income, and

Michael J. Pisani; David W. Yoskowitz

2006-01-01

167

Researching Entrepreneurship and Education. Part 2: What Is Entrepreneurship Education and Does It Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper is the second in a series of conceptual, contextual and empirical contributions that, individually and cumulatively, seek to analyse, develop and link two important fields of research: "entrepreneurship" and "entrepreneurship education". Part 2 aims to provide a critical evaluation of entrepreneurship education and its impact…

Matlay, Harry

2006-01-01

168

Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics: Project Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics (SPIN-UP) set out to answer an intriguing question: Why, in the 1990s, did some physics departments increase the number of bachelor's degrees awarded in physics or maintain a number much higher than the national average for their type of institution? During that decade, the number of…

Hilborn, Robert C., Ed.; Howes, Ruth H., Ed.; Krane, Kenneth S., Ed.

2003-01-01

169

Initiating and Strengthening College and University Instructional Physical Activity Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Sweeney, Michelle M.

2011-01-01

170

Audit program for physical security systems at nuclear power plants  

Microsoft Academic Search

Licensees of nuclear power plants conduct audits of their physical security systems to meet the requirements of 10 CFR 73, Physical Protection of Plants and Materials. Section 73.55, Requirements for physical Protection of Licensed Activities in Nuclear Power Reactors Against Radiological Sabotage, requires that the security programs be reviewed at least every 12 months, that the audit be conducted by

Minichino

1982-01-01

171

Providing Physical Fitness Programs to At-Risk Youth  

Microsoft Academic Search

Physical fitness programs can meet many needs of at-risk youth. The application of structured physical training programs has been shown to positively affect many risk factors for serious problem behaviors of at-risk youth, such as increased self-esteem, increased well-being, increased acquisition of “life skills” like goal-setting and planning, increased values development, and lowered depression and anxiety. In turn, fitness programs

Thomas R. Collingwood

1997-01-01

172

Speech Presented by T. H. Bell, U. S. Secretary of Education, at the Conference on Entrepreneurship Education (Arlington, Virginia, January 27, 1982).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The federal role in the teaching of entrepreneurship skills development in the public schools is one of advocacy and leadership and one that will assist states and local education agencies to infuse and include entrepreneurship skills training into broad occupational program areas, career awareness, general training, and specific skills training.…

Bell, T. H.

173

Practicing Entrepreneurship Education Practicing Entrepreneurship Education Practicing Entrepreneurship Education Practicing Entrepreneurship Education Practicing Entrepreneurship Education for Secondary Pupils through the Operation for Secondary Pupils through the Operation for Secondary Pupils through the Operation for Secondary Pupils through the Operation for Secondary Pupils through the Operation of a New Y  

Microsoft Academic Search

The existing business curriculum in Hong Kong secondary schools lacks significant programs in entrepreneurship education. This paper will look at the effect of the implementation of an entrepreneurial activity, the running of a New Year stall, on pupils. This research will look at three schools of different bandings which participated in the running of New Year stalls. Both teachers and

C. K. Cheung

174

Behind the veil: women-only entrepreneurship training in Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the gender-related challenges of Pakistani women entrepreneurs, to explore these women's particular capacity-building needs, and to assess the impact of capacity-building programs on the establishment and performance of the women's enterprises. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper begins with a review of various theoretical contexts through which to understand women's entrepreneurship in

Muhammad Azam Roomi; Pegram Harrison

2010-01-01

175

Physics Handbook: Activities for a Modern Program in Physics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This handbook contains information that has been used in the high school laboratory by many teachers. Most of the experiments can be adapted for use as individual laboratory exercises or as teacher-student demonstrations. The resource material in this handbook should be helpful to all physics teachers as they continue to adapt their courses to…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

176

BASIC Simulation Programs; Volumes III and IV. Mathematics, Physics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The computer programs presented here were developed as a part of the Huntington Computer Project. They were tested on a Digital Equipment Corporation TSS-8 time-shared computer and run in a version of BASIC. Mathematics and physics programs are presented in this volume. The 20 mathematics programs include ones which review multiplication skills;…

Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA.

177

Building an undergraduate physics program with Learning Assistants  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Price, Edward

2013-04-01

178

The Society of Physics Students Summer Internship Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) National Office provides internships to undergraduate physics students from around the nation. The focus of these internships ranges from advanced research to outreach programs, including positions with the SPS National Office, the APS, the AAPT, NASA or NIST. I will present my ``D.C.'' experience as a first-time intern and my work at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD. My position with the APS was in the PhysicsQuest program, where I focused on developing educational kits for middle school classrooms. These kits are made available to teachers at no charge to provide resources and positive experiences in physics for students. The impact of the internship program as well as the theme and experiments of this year's PhysicsQuest kits will be detailed.

Saldua, Meagan; Rand, Kendra; Clark, Jessica

2007-10-01

179

75 FR 59685 - Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the National Advisory Council on Innovation and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-09-28

180

Effect of a physical fitness program on physical self-concept and physical fitness elements in primary school students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to assess the short-term effect of a physical fitness program on physical self-concept and physical fitness elements among primary school students. Spanish boys and girls (N = 75; M age = 11.1 yr., SD = 0.4) were divided into an experimental group and a control group. During physical education classes, the experimental group performed an 8-week program including two circuits of 8 exercises done for 15 to 35 sec. each with 45 to 25 sec. of rest between them. Physical self-concept (Physical Self-Description Questionnaire) and physical fitness (EUROFIT battery tests) were measured at the beginning and at the end of the physical fitness program. The results showed that the improvements in physical fitness were not accompanied by major changes in physical self-concept, even though the physical fitness program seemed to maintain the Experimental group's previous physical appearance, strength, and self-esteem perceptions, all of which statistically significantly decreased in the control group after the intervention. PMID:23409609

Mayorga-Vega, D; Viciana, J; Cocca, A; de Rueda Villén, B

2012-12-01

181

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2002-05-01

182

Coordinated research program in pulsed power physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The work on eight program elements related to pulsed power research over the past four years is summarized. These program elements form a multi-disciplinary, coordinated program whose main emphasis is to gain improved understanding of high power, repetitive closing and opening switches. The main emphasis is concerned with triggering of discharges in gas filled spark gaps and the associated electrode erosion and insulator damage. Considerable efforts are also being made to understand the limitations and fundamental discharge phenomena in fast opening switches for inductive energy storage. A novel electromechanical pulse generator which promises to deliver fast, repetitive pulses has also been investigated. The major, overall, accomplishments in each program element are summarized and last year's work is described in some detail.

Kristiansen, M.; Hagler, M.; Craig, J.; Hatfield, L.; Schaefer, G.

1984-02-01

183

Principles and practices of social entrepreneurship for nursing.  

PubMed

Although social justice and action for change are among the nursing profession's core values, curricular content on social entrepreneurship for nurses is not as well developed as it is in the educational programs for students in business, engineering, or public policy. This article describes an undergraduate honors elective course in social entrepreneurship offered at New York University College of Nursing. The course uses a seminar format and incorporates content from the humanities, business, and service-learning, with the goal of promoting participants' understanding of the sources of inequality in the United States and providing the requisite skills to promote effective nursing action for social change. [J Nurs Educ. 2013;52(11):641-644.]. PMID:24127177

Gilmartin, Mattia J

2013-10-14

184

Entrepreneurship Research in Emergence: Past Trends and Future Directions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article evaluates the emergent academic field of entrepreneurship to better understand its progress and potential. We apply boundary and exchange concepts to examine 97 entrepreneurship articles published in leading management journals from 1985 to 1999. Some evidence was found of an upward trend in the number of published entrepreneurship articles, although the percentage of entrepreneurship articles remains low. The

Andrew Zacharakis; G. Page West; D. Shepherd; T. Nelson; G. N. Chandler

2003-01-01

185

Promoting Entrepreneurship in South East Europe: Policies and Tools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This publication provides an overview of the key issues and policy challenges surrounding entrepreneurship and SME development with particular reference to South East European (SEE) countries, focusing on five main areas: (i) financing entrepreneurship; (ii) SME internationalisation; (iii) SME innovation, (iv) the role of culture, attitudes and skills in entrepreneurship; and, (v) youth entrepreneurship. It should be acknowledged that these

Jonathan Potter; Alessandra Proto

2006-01-01

186

The SWT Materials Physics Program: Linking Physics Curriculum with Industry Needs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As recently as five years ago, the undergraduate physics curriculum at Southwest Texas State University (SWT) resembled that of many other typical baccalaureate degree physics programs. As an improvement to our program, we recently assessed the state of relevant major regional industries and initiated the development of an alternative curriculum path for physics undergraduates who wish to expand their marketability in today's "high tech" economy. "To take physics local", we learned that our new curriculum would have to create new opportunities for our physics students in the lucrative semiconductor industry in nearby Austin, TX. As a first step towards developing the Materials Physics program, we chose to cultivate a new faculty expertise in thin film materials physics. This would be crucial for developing new curriculum facilitating our graduates' exposure to marketable techniques critical for the 200 billion semiconductor device industry and the 80 billion magnetic device industry. The crucial involvement of interested industry alumni and representatives towards actualizing this initiative will also be discussed. The curriculum content of the new Materials Physics program will be compared to our traditional physics program to show how a few well-chosen modifications in the curriculum can vastly improve the marketability of our students. We will describe how these changes are expected to develop a vibrant and well-attended Physics program with great relevance to local industry. (* CJG acknowledges the support of the NSF-CAREER program for the freedom to pursue these curriculum changes, and the NSF-ILI program for the creation of the SWT Materials Physics Lab (DUE 9552338).)

Gutierrez, C. J.

1998-03-01

187

The politics of narrating social entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Responding to recent pleas both to critically analyze and to conceptually advance social entrepreneurship. The purpose of this paper is to examine how the political “unconscious” operates in the narration of social entrepreneurship and how it poses a limit to alternative forms of thinking and talking. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – To move the field beyond a predominantly monological way of

Pascal Dey; Chris Steyaert

2010-01-01

188

The Distinctiveness of Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is concerned with the distinctiveness of entrepreneurship and small business development in countries that are at different stages of transformation to market based economies. Following a discussion of the potential relevance of selected conceptualisations of entrepreneurship to transition conditions, the authors present original empirical data referring to the characteristics of entrepreneurs and their businesses from countries at different

David Smallbone; Friederike Welter

2001-01-01

189

Graduate Entrepreneurship: More than Child's Play  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Hegarty, Cecilia; Jones, Colin

2008-01-01

190

Teachers Implementing Entrepreneurship Education: Classroom Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This study aims to highlight the entrepreneurship education practices teachers use in their work. Another target is to analyze how these practices differ based on a number of background factors. Design/methodology/approach: This article presents a quantitative analysis of 521 teachers and other entrepreneurship education actors. The…

Ruskovaara, Elena; Pihkala, Timo

2013-01-01

191

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION: TO FOSTER THE RIGHT PEDAGOGIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a need to assess the current teaching practices of entrepreneurship in tertiary education in line with a commonly-used teaching pedagogy called 'Bloom's taxonomy'. Comprehensive suggestions based on each of the components of the famous taxonomy is presented specifically focusing on entrepreneurship education. The discussion is primarily made on the learning processes and their relevancy to the aim of

Hamrila A. Latip

192

Entrepreneurship: Past Research and Future Challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

The contributions and shortcomings of past entrepreneurship research can be viewed within the context of six research design specifications: purpose, theoretical perspective, focus, level of analysis, time frame and methodology. The authors suggest a unifying definition of the field of entrepreneurship. The recent trend toward theory driven research that is contextual and process oriented is encouraging. It is time for

Murray B. Low; Ian C. MacMillan

1988-01-01

193

Motivations and Performance Conditions for Ethnic Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ethnic entrepreneurship has become a popular concept in a modern multi-cultural society. This paper seeks to offer an overview of the potential of ethnic entrepreneurship for solving inter alia the structural unemployment problems of ethnic groups in cities. There is a general lack of empirical evidence on this issue in the current literature. The present paper aims to fill this

Enno Masurel; Peter Nijkamp; Murat Tastan; Gabriella Vindigni

2002-01-01

194

ORGANIZATIONAL ROLES AND TRANSITION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP  

Microsoft Academic Search

How can one predict entrepreneurship, an individual's participation in the founding of a new organization? We propose that the organizational context of an individual either accelerates or retards the likelihood of entrepreneurship, depending on the individu- al's role in the organization. The effects of role hinge, we argue, on the founder's charismatic identity, and the decoupling of this identity from

STANISLAV D. DOBREV; WILLIAM P. BARNETT

195

Wealth, Industry and the Transition to Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the debate about the effect of wealth on entrepreneurship is now almost two decades old, there is little consensus among researchers about the significance of wealth as a determinant for self-employment. We re-visit the relationship between wealth and entrepreneurship using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Like Hurst and Lusardi (2004), our results suggest the relationship between

Berna Demiralp; Johanna Francis

2008-01-01

196

Integrating entrepreneurship education into electrical engineering curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

In accordance with the Lisbon European Council — 2000 it was identified entrepreneurship as one of the ‘new basic skills’ for the knowledge-based economy. This paper presents an interdisciplinary approach concerned the e-entrepreneurship education highlights introduced in the academic curriculum for the students of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department (EED) from “Transilvania” University of Brasov, Romania in the last

Danut Ilea

2012-01-01

197

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Trials of Japanese Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the Japanese response in terms of innovation capacity and entrepreneurship enhancement under the ever-changing economic environment. Particular focus would go to the interactions among government, industry and universities in the national innovation system at a macro level, and entrepreneurship education at the institutional…

Shi, Lili; Yonezawa, Akiyoshi

2012-01-01

198

Toward a complexity science of entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Darwinian selectionist theory is characterized as equilibrium bound. Complexity science focuses on order creation, hence is a better platform for a science of entrepreneurship. “Self-organization biologists” study order creation in the context of all four Aristotelian causes: material, formal, final, and efficient, whereas normal science rests only on efficient cause. Mohr's process theory and Siggelkow's narrative about entrepreneurship rest on

Bill McKelvey

2004-01-01

199

Graduate entrepreneurship: intentions, education and training  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper's purpose is to present an introduction to the special issue is that positions and explores some of issues and challenges in the field of graduate entrepreneurship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines a range of issues and themes and introduces papers of six authors\\/author teams. The introductory paper is divided into three sections: what is graduate entrepreneurship;

Ghulam Nabi; Rick Holden

2008-01-01

200

Unlocking Public Entrepreneurship and Public Economies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Unlocking human potential requires a rich network of institutional arrangements in both private and public spheres. Opening the private sphere to entrepreneurship and complex market organization is well understood as a key to increasing the level and quality of private goods available to consumers. Opening the public sphere to entrepreneurship and innovation at local, regional, and international levels is also

Elinor Ostrom

2005-01-01

201

Terrorism and Rural Entrepreneurship in Punjab  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article aims at describing the process whereby entrepreneurship among members belonging to a particular caste and religion emerged as a result of terrorism. Rural entrepreneurship saw drastic changes during the last two decades. The once dominant business class found themselves in a situation where it was difficult for them to oper ate. The subversive activities—a resultant of terrorism—created panic

Gurpreet Bal; Paramjit S. Judge

2001-01-01

202

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Parsa, Z.; Courant, E.

1987-01-01

203

Formulating Independent School K-12 Quality Physical Education Program Guidelines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to formulate Tennessee independent school K-12 quality physical education program guidelines. A panel of 18 physical education representatives from Tennessee independent schools K-12 participated in a three-phase Delphi study and completed three opinionnaires via e-mail. In Phase One, Opinionnaire One solicited panel…

Currie, Stuart M.; Phillips, Michael B.; Jubenville, Colby B.

2012-01-01

204

The Society of Physics Students Summer Internship Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) National Office provides internships to undergraduate physics students from around the nation. The focus of these internships ranges from advanced research to outreach programs, including positions with the SPS National Office, the APS, the AAPT, NASA or NIST. I will present my ``D.C.'' experience as a first-time intern and my work at the American

Meagan Saldua; Kendra Rand; Jessica Clark

2007-01-01

205

Practice teaching program in physics for future elementary school teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A practice teaching program directly related to a physics course for future elementary school teachers has been developed at the University of Washington. Described are some of the activities and the benefit of the activities to both the prospective teachers and the physics department.

Mcdermott, Lillian C.

2006-06-09

206

ZAPP: Z-pinch atomic physics program  

SciTech Connect

High-density and high-temperature plasmas have been produced in a z-pinch with a hollow gas puff. A number of interesting atomic-physics phenomena occur in these plasmas and some of these phenomena provide important diagnostic information for characterizing the plasmas. We have been interested in collisions of high-energy electrons with highly stripped ions in these plasmas. Such collisions may produce a population inversion which could result in stimulated emission in the x-ray regime.

Reed, K.

1983-01-07

207

The Adaptive Physical Education Program: Its Design and Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The booklet describes a program designed to improve the play skills of seriously disturbed, multiply handicapped children (5 to 13 years old) through gross motor skill development. A six step process is described for the adaptive physical education program: assessment, development of interdisciplinary goals, interventions, development of goals for…

Henn, Joan M.

208

Using Assessment to Support Basic Instruction Programs in Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|College/University administrators have, for various reasons, scrutinized Physical Education basic instruction program (BIP) requirements for possible reduction. In an effort to defend these requirements, assessment should be undertaken to obtain objective and subjective data that measure a program's effectiveness. This study was conducted at a…

Roberts, Thomas; Evans, Tom; Ormond, Frank

2006-01-01

209

Using Assessment to Support Basic Instruction Programs in Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College/University administrators have, for various reasons, scrutinized Physical Education basic instruction program (BIP) requirements for possible reduction. In an effort to defend these requirements, assessment should be undertaken to obtain objective and subjective data that measure a program's effectiveness. This study was conducted at a…

Roberts, Thomas; Evans, Tom; Ormond, Frank

2006-01-01

210

Physical Fitness Programs in the Workplace. WBGH Worksite Wellness Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because sedentary living creates health consequences that ultimately affect employees' productivity, many companies are sponsoring worksite physical fitness programs for their employees. The cost-effectiveness of such programs and the resulting reduction in employees' absenteeism rates and medical and health care costs have been well documented.…

Knadler, Gary F.; And Others

211

Non-Large Hadron Collider Physics Program at CERN  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 â the only decelerator at CERN (AD) is looking at antimatter production and trapping. First trapped anti-hydrogen were reported in 2010.

Rondio; Ewa

2011-01-01

212

Use of pedometers in a workplace physical activity program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hot steppers is a pedometer-walking program developed for staff at caulfield General Medical centre (cGMc) in Melbourne, following a felt need expressed by staff that a physical activity program was required within the workplace. participants were asked to complete a questionnaire adapted from the active australia survey at an introductory session. they were then asked to record the number of

Dip Tchg

213

Educational Computer Programs in Learning of Physics by Action  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerous papers have been published within which physicists present didactically valuable computer programs used in the modern process of student education (Eckstein, 1993; Greenhow and Matthew, 1992; Johnston, 1993; Kozielska, 1996; and Ogborn & Wong, 1984). These publications show that physics teachers think, on the basis of their own experience, that the application of these programs allow students to obtain

Maria Kozielska

2000-01-01

214

The Strangeness Physics Program at CLAS  

SciTech Connect

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.

Daniel S. Carman

2007-01-08

215

Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics Program at Ryerson University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Antimirova, Tetyana

2006-12-01

216

Fixed Target Beauty Physics Experimental Programs  

SciTech Connect

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.

Garbincius, P.H.

1987-11-01

217

The Texono Low Energy Neutrino Physics Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The TEXONO collaboration focus on the study of low energy reactor neutrino physics. A laboratory was built at a distance of 28 meters from the reactor core of the Kuo-Sheng (KS) Nuclear Power Plant at Taiwan at a depth of 12 m below sea level with about 25 meter-water-equivalent of overburden. The detectors of both the HPGe and CsI (Tl) crystals in the shielding were placed. Main physics are: 1,The search of neutrino magnetic moment at 10-60 kev:2,The measurement of total cross section for reaction bar {V}e -e and sin2?w at 3MeV-10MeV; 3, The ultra low threshold Ge detector HPGe were used for measurement of coherent scattering and dark matter search. The paper described the results of measurement of neutrino magnetic moment; the situation of the measurement of total cross section for reaction bar {V}e -e and the progress of coherent scattering and dark matter search.

Li, Jin

2005-04-01

218

NASA Space Plasma Physics Research and Analysis Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Research and Analysis (R&A) program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Plasma Physics Branch of the Office of Space Science and Applications supports more than 150 grants and contracts for research. This research program is the primary means by which NASA maintains and advances the broad-based infrastructure for research in space plasma physics in a way that is not tied to specific missions. Although funding levels for space plasma physics to date have not kept up with inflation (overall funding levels are reduced 30% over the past decade when corrected for inflation), the R&A program is beginning to recover, as shown in Figure 1, thanks to a “vitality package” augmentation in fiscal years (FY) 1987 and 1988. Budget totals for the sounding rocket (SR), instrument development, and solar-terrestrial theory (STTP) programs are also shown for comparison (see Eos, April 28, 1987, p. 483). Fiscal health of the R&A program is important to these other programs as well. Although budget authorizations are made strictly on a year-to-year basis, there are several positive signs suggesting that the current upward trend for space plasma physics programs could last several years.

Eastman, Timothy E.

219

The Strangeness Physics Program at CLAS  

SciTech Connect

An extensive program of strange particle production off the proton is currently underway with the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) in Hall B at Jefferson Laboratory. This talk will emphasize strangeness photo- and electroproduction in the baryon resonance region between W =1.6 and 2.5 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 both electron and real photon beams, both of which are available with high polarization at energies up to 6 GeV.

D.S. Carman

2005-10-01

220

The Physics Program of CLAS12  

SciTech Connect

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

S. Niccolai

2011-01-01

221

Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases: Program Strategies and Rationale  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases (NPAO) with funding from the US Congress to help address the challenges posed by the obesity epidemic. In turn, the CDC issues a program announcement for a cooperative-agreement program with state health departments because of their qualifications to

Robin Hamre; Jeanette Renaud; Eileen Franco; Pamela Williams-Piehota

2008-01-01

222

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Wetmore, Stephanie W.

2010-01-01

223

Sport-based entrepreneurship: towards a new theory of entrepreneurship and sport management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The entrepreneurship and sport management disciplines have grown significantly in the past decade. Sport is an entrepreneurial\\u000a process as innovation and change are key elements of sport. The aim of this paper is to develop a theory of entrepreneurship\\u000a in sports management by investigating the relationship between entrepreneurship and sport. The rapidly growing and developing\\u000a sport marketing discipline provides a

Vanessa Ratten

2011-01-01

224

Explaining variation in nascent entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

This\\u000apaper aims at explaining cross-country variation in nascent\\u000aentrepreneurship. Regression analysis is applied using various explanatory\\u000avariables derived from three different approaches. We make use of the\\u000aGlobal Entrepreneurship Monitor database, including nascent\\u000aentrepreneurship rates for 36 countries in 2002 as well as variables from\\u000astandardized national statistics. The first approach relates the level of\\u000aentrepreneurship of a country

Stel van A. J; A. R. M. Wennekers; P. Reynolds; A. R. Thurik

2004-01-01

225

Entrepreneurships Teach About Industry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In an innovative program which is being tested in California schools, students furnish and develop ideas for products, investigate and determine the feasibility of manufacturing and marketing these products, and plan and implement the manufacturing and marketing of selected products on a limited basis. (JK)|

McClure, John A.

1970-01-01

226

Transforming the undergraduate physics program at Florida International University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe the ongoing physics transformation underway at Florida International University (FIU), highlighting activities that target institutionalization of innovative physics practices. We report on several coherent efforts to improve the undergraduate physics instruction at FIU. These programs include Modeling Instruction, a studio based, integrated lab-lecture course in which students learn by building, validating, and extending models; the Learning Assistant program, an experiential program that recruits top students into teaching careers and provides a vehicle for classroom reform; and reformed curricula in laboratory sections. These reforms have contributed to a 1500% increase in the number of graduates (comparing current three-year averages to the early 1990's), while FIU's undergraduate enrollment grew 180%. Our results are most compelling, as FIU is a minority-serving urban public research institution in Miami, Florida, serving over 44,000 students, of which 64% are Hispanic, 13% are Black, and 56% are women.

Goertzen, Renee Michelle

2011-10-01

227

After-School Program Impact on Physical Activity and Fitness  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

228

A Group Proprioceptive Program's Effect on Physical Aggression in Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effectiveness of a proprioception-based group exercise program on the physically aggressive behaviors of three 9-year-old boys with sensory processing disorders in a special education classroom for children with behavioral disabilities. Data were collected on the number of aggressive incidents, number of aggressive acts, duration of aggression, and the participants' and teacher's perceptions of program effectiveness. Two

Margarita Lopez; Yvonne Swinth

2008-01-01

229

Master of Arts in Physics Education (MAPE) Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the past 15 years, the Department of Physics at the University of Virginia in collaboration with the Curry School of Education has supported numerous summer high school physics and physical science teacher enrichment programs through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. As a result of this accumulated experience in working with teachers, we created the Master of Arts in Physics Education (MAPE) program to address the needs of the high school physics teacher of the present and future. Through distance learning and summer study at UVa, participants earn the 30 hours needed for the Masters degree within 2 1/2 years while maintaining their current teaching position. Summer study includes the calculus based primary physics courses 631, 632, and 633 and associated laboratory courses. Summer physics course assignments and responsibilities do not terminate until late in the fall. Distance learning during the academic year is accomplished via the Internet using WebAssign, chat rooms, email, videotapes, and streamline video. Although recently approved in the spring 2000, 12 teachers have already graduated with the MAPE degree.

Lindgren, Richard A.; Thornton, Stephen T.

2001-11-01

230

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2006-01-01

231

Development of an assessment instrument to examine outcomes of entrepreneurship education on engineering students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the development of a comprehensive assessment instrument to examine the multiple outcomes of entrepreneurship education for engineering students. It is targeted at senior-level students enrolled in capstone engineering design courses and is part of a larger study intended to clarify the relationship between faculty beliefs and practices, program characteristics, and student outcomes. The assessment draws on survey

Nathalie Duval-Couetil; Teri Reed-Rhoads; Shiva Haghighi

2010-01-01

232

MINDING OUR BUSINESS: A MODEL OF SERVICE-LEARNING IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Minding Our Business (MOB) is a service-learning program designed to meet community needs by advancing the personal and vocational development of urban youth through entrepreneurship education and mentoring. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of MOB in terms of its short- term impact on the personal and vocational development of urban youth and mentors and impact on mentors' learning. Key aspects

Sigfredo A. Hernandez; Cynthia M. Newman

233

Social Dimensions of Entrepreneurship in Africa.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report analyzes the activities that initiate change in production or distribution in the private, commercial sector at contemporary African economics. Many outside observers claim that Africans lack the proper mentality for entrepreneurship because fa...

W. P. Handwerker M. Pratt

1990-01-01

234

Promoting consumer empowerment through entrepreneurship: a proposal.  

PubMed

In order to promote life control, this proposal suggests strategies to help people who use community mental health services to access small loans or "microcredit" for entrepreneurship in self-help groups. PMID:17269274

Prince, Jonathan D

2007-01-01

235

The Hispanic Experience in Physical Education Programs and Departments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

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

2012-01-01

236

UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS OF CHANGE IN CHILDREN'S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

There is a lack of understanding of why childhood physical activity interventions succeed or fail. A model is proposed that relates program process to mediating variables and outcomes. Using the mdoel to design and evaluate interventions could result in a greater understanding of the mechanisms of c...

237

Long-Term Implementation of the Catch Physical Education Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

238

Primary Handicaps of Students in Programs for the Physically Handicapped.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reported is a survey of types of handicaps served by special programs for physically handicapped, homebound, and hospitalized children in Florida. The information represents 215 full time and hourly teachers. Types of handicaps served are listed, ranked, and number of cases given. Cerebral palsy is reported to be the most common type of handicap…

Hinesley, J. Howard, Comp.

239

Students' Perspectives of Urban Middle School Physical Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2009-01-01

240

The Hispanic Experience in Physical Education Programs and Departments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

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

2012-01-01

241

Fourth Graders' Motivation in an Elementary Physical Education Running Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this study we examined students' motivation in an elementary physical education running program using achievement goal theory and an expectancy-value model of achievement choice as theoretical frameworks. Fourth graders (N = 119) completed questionnaires assessing their achievement goals, expectancy-related beliefs, subjective task values, and…

Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron E.; Bruene, April

2004-01-01

242

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Matlay, Harry

2005-01-01

243

Entrepreneurship in Montana. A Handbook for Integrating Entrepreneurship into All Vocational Areas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This handbook was developed to provide vocational education teachers in Montana with information about entreprenuership so that they can integrate the concepts into their vocational courses. The guide provides a definition of entrepreneurship and describes the syllabus for entrepreneurship (ownership, location, financing, personnel, promotion,…

Harris, Ronald R.

244

The Computational Physics Program of the national MFE Computer Center  

SciTech Connect

Since June 1974, the MFE Computer Center has been engaged in a significant computational physics effort. The principal objective of the Computational Physics Group is to develop advanced numerical models for the investigation of plasma phenomena and the simulation of present and future magnetic confinement devices. Another major objective of the group is to develop efficient algorithms and programming techniques for current and future generations of supercomputers. The Computational Physics Group has been involved in several areas of fusion research. One main area is the application of Fokker-Planck/quasilinear codes to tokamaks. Another major area is the investigation of resistive magnetohydrodynamics in three dimensions, with applications to tokamaks and compact toroids. A third area is the investigation of kinetic instabilities using a 3-D particle code; this work is often coupled with the task of numerically generating equilibria which model experimental devices. Ways to apply statistical closure approximations to study tokamak-edge plasma turbulence have been under examination, with the hope of being able to explain anomalous transport. Also, we are collaborating in an international effort to evaluate fully three-dimensional linear stability of toroidal devices. In addition to these computational physics studies, the group has developed a number of linear systems solvers for general classes of physics problems and has been making a major effort at ascertaining how to efficiently utilize multiprocessor computers. A summary of these programs are included in this paper. 6 tabs.

Mirin, A.A.

1989-01-01

245

Defining and Measuring Entrepreneurship for Regional Research: A New Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this dissertation, I develop a definition and regional measure of entrepreneurship that will aid entrepreneurship research and economic development policy. My new indicators represent an improvement over current measures of entrepreneurship. The chief contribution of these new indicators is that they incorporate innovation, which others…

Low, Sarah A.

2009-01-01

246

Islamic sisters : Spirituality and ethnic entrepreneurship in Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of ethnic minority entrepreneurship in Sweden offered through the sacred-secular lens of the Islamic Dawoodi Bohra community, with the purpose of exploring the relationship of spirituality to entrepreneurship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Through a case study, this paper spotlights the entrepreneurship of immigrant women from the Dawoodi Bohra Islamic

Edwina Pio

2010-01-01

247

Entrepreneurship education in Italian universities: trend, situation and opportunities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this paper is to provide an analysis of the present situation and recent evolution in entrepreneurship courses and curricula in Italian universities. The analysis is based on a census of entrepreneurship courses and curricula run by Italian universities in 2004 and 2010. Entrepreneurship education in Italian universities is in its early development. Up to 2004 only a

Donato Iacobucci; Alessandra Micozzi

2010-01-01

248

Integrating Service-Learning into an Introduction to Entrepreneurship Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite fairly widespread recognition that entrepreneurship occurs in both profit and nonprofit enterprises, a review of experiential learning techniques in entrepreneurship education does not explicitly mention service-learning. This omission may be because of a perceived lack of relevance of the pedagogy to entrepreneurship, the belief that…

McCrea, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01

249

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Simon C Parker

250

Social entrepreneurship: Creating new business models to serve the poor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The term “social entrepreneurship” (SE) is used to refer to the rapidly growing number of organizations that have created models for efficiently catering to basic human needs that existing markets and institutions have failed to satisfy. Social entrepreneurship combines the resourcefulness of traditional entrepreneurship with a mission to change society. One social entrepreneur, Ibrahim Abouleish, recently received the “Alternative Nobel

Christian Seelos; Johanna Mair

2005-01-01

251

Entrepreneurship education and veterinary medicine: enhancing employable skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 can benefit veterinary students. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach adopted by the authors

Colette Henry; Lorna Treanor

2010-01-01

252

The moral space in entrepreneurship: ethical imperatives and moral legitimacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Alistair R Anderson; Robert Smith

253

Establishing a Physics mentoring Program for a Philadelphia Middle School  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our SPS chapter has established a regular physics mentoring program at Independence Charter Middle School located in Philadelphia, PA. Members visit the school on a bi-weekly basis and perform 1-2 hour, inquiry-based lecture demonstrations of physics phenomena that integrate with the science lessons of middle school students. At the end of the school year, a capstone activity in the form of a Rube Goldberg competition among the middle school students was held on the Drexel campus with Drexel faculty and graduate students participating as judges.

Mlack, J. T.; Wilson, A.; Harris, W.; White, A.; Mehta, S. S.; Ramdass, V.

2010-03-01

254

Physical exercise program for children with bronchial asthma.  

PubMed

A long-term physical exercise program was established for a large number of children with bronchial asthma. Asthmatic children were first taught to swim on their backs to prevent breathing problems customary for beginners using other strokes. They concurrently participated in gymnasium exercises, and the program was later completed with outdoor running. Program effectiveness was evaluated by monitoring asthmatic symptoms, changes in medication, and changes in the activity and physical fitness of the children. Data collected from 121 children showed that during the first year in the program the number of days with asthmatic symptoms decreased in a large majority of the patients while medication was decreased. School absenteeism and hospitalization dropped markedly. Parental evaluation of the children indicated much improvement in 51.2%, improvement in 40.5%, unchanged condition in 7.4%, and deterioration of general health was only reported in one child (0.8%). The same extent of improvement continued during the second year. The Cooper test was applied for the first time to such an exercise program and indicated that the participating asthmatic children performed as well as a control group of nonasthmatic children, and the cardiovascular efficiency of the asthmatics was actually better. PMID:3615039

Szentágothai, K; Gyene, I; Szócska, M; Osváth, P

255

A stocktake of physical activity programs in the Pacific Islands.  

PubMed

Population non-communicable disease (NCD) risk is among the highest in the world in the Pacific region. Increasing physical activity (PA) levels may be effective in reducing NCD risk in the developing and culturally diverse Pacific region. To describe the current practice in promoting PA in the Pacific, program information was sourced from NCD representatives from 19 countries during the Pacific NCD Forum (2009). Additional online searches were undertaken; health officials from 22 countries and NCD key informants from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and from the World Health Organization were contacted. Eighty-four PA initiatives were identified in 20 Pacific Island countries: 26 took place in the workplace setting, 17 occurred in the school setting, 37 in the community setting and 4 in a clinical or health sector setting. Seventeen programs reached 100-500 individuals, 9 programs reached 500-1000 participants, 13 programs reached over 1000 participants and 3 programs targeted the whole population. The majority (51 of 84) of the programs commenced since 2006. There is a notable increase in the development of PA programs in multiple settings across the Pacific. Lead agencies are often the Ministry of Health offices with leadership support from high-level government positions. PMID:21561985

Siefken, Katja; Macniven, Rona; Schofield, Grant; Bauman, Adrian; Waqanivalu, Temo

2011-05-11

256

Southern California Area Modern Physics Institute (SCAMPI): A model enhancement program in modern physics for high school teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a National Science Foundation funded program aimed at assisting high school physics teachers in Southern California to incorporate modern physics concepts into the high school curriculum. Summer and academic year activities in the program are described. Extensive assessment and evaluation of the project indicated success both in promoting modern physics instruction in the high schools as well

Roger Nanes; John W. Jewett

1994-01-01

257

The Biowatt Bio-Optical and Physical Moored Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Biowatt Program is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). One of its primary objectives is to develop predictive models of the temporal and spatial variability of optical properties and bioluminescence in the open ocean. An introduction to Biowatt and a conceptual model for the program were presented by Marra and Hartwig [1984]. This model illustrates the causal links between physical, biological, and optical processes in the upper oceans that control the variability of optical and bioluminescent properties. For example, inputs of light, momentum, and heat from the atmosphere can help redistribute phytoplankton, zooplankton, plant nutrients, and other biogenic materials. In turn, this redistribution of biogenic properties can affect the optical properties and physics of the upper ocean. Populations of bioluminescent organisms and their bioluminescent activity are also affected either directly or indirectly by variations in the physical, biological, and optical environment. Clearly, there are many complex interactions and feedback loops that must be included in the Biowatt model.

Dickey, T.; Hartwig, E.; Marra, J.

258

High energy physics program at Texas A&M University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Texas A&M high energy physics program has achieved significant mile-stones in each of its research initiatives. We are participating in two major operating experiments, CDF and MACRO; the development of two new detector technologies, liquid scintillating fiber calorimetry and knife-edge chambers; and two SSC detector proposals, SDC and TEXAS/EMPACT. We have developed 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 in TEXAS/EMPACT. A new element in this program is the inclusion of a theoretical high energy physics research program being carried out by D. Nanopoulos and C. Pope. D. Nanopoulos has succeeded in building a string-derived model that unifies all known interactions: flipped SU(5), which is the leading candidate for a TOE. The impact of this work on string phenomenology certainly has far reaching consequences. C. Pope is currently working 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. The following report presents details of the accomplishments of the Texas A&M program over the past year and the proposed plan of research for the coming year.

1990-10-01

259

Entrepreneurship as a legitimate field of knowledge.  

PubMed

Entrepreneurship as a research topic has been approached from disciplines such as economics, sociology or psychology. After justifying its study, we define the domain of the field, highlighting what has currently become its dominant paradigm, the process of the discovery, assessment and exploitation of opportunities. We then describe the main perspectives and offer an integrated conceptual framework that will allow us to legitimize the study of entrepreneurship as a field of knowledge in its own right. We believe that this framework will help researchers to better recognize the relations among the many factors forming part of the study of entrepreneurship. Lastly, we conclude with some brief reflections on the potential value of the framework presented. PMID:21774896

Sánchez, José C

2011-08-01

260

Entrepreneurship research in Spain: developments and distinctiveness.  

PubMed

This article presents a review of research on entrepreneurship in Spain, paying particular attention to its beginnings, nature and main focus of interest. We have developed a database based on the review of 471 works produced between 1977 and 2009, including articles published in national and international journals and dissertations (read in Spain) that allowed us to extract the following results. There is a preference for qualitative methods, conceptual contributions and the entrepreneurial process as the privileged research theme. There is also a strong focus of interest on micro and small enterprises. These characteristics of Spanish research in areas of entrepreneurship can make a distinctive contribution to international research. However, the dissemination of knowledge and inadequate strategies for international publication limit the diffusion of Spanish research in entrepreneurship. Lastly, we discuss the implications for future research. PMID:21774901

Sánchez, José C; Gutiérrez, Andrea

2011-08-01

261

Non-Large Hadron Collider Physics Program at CERN  

SciTech Connect

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.

Rondio, Ewa (CERN)

2011-08-17

262

The computational physics program of the National MFE Computer Center  

SciTech Connect

The principal objective of the Computational Physics Group is to develop advanced numerical models for the investigation of plasma phenomena and the simulation of present and future magnetic confinement devices. Another major objective of the group is to develop efficient algorithms and programming techniques for current and future generation of supercomputers. The computational physics group is involved in several areas of fusion research. One main area is the application of Fokker-Planck/quasilinear codes to tokamaks. Another major area is the investigation of resistive magnetohydrodynamics in three dimensions, with applications to compact toroids. Another major area is the investigation of kinetic instabilities using a 3-D particle code. This work is often coupled with the task of numerically generating equilibria which model experimental devices. Ways to apply statistical closure approximations to study tokamak-edge plasma turbulence are being examined. In addition to these computational physics studies, the group has developed a number of linear systems solvers for general classes of physics problems and has been making a major effort at ascertaining how to efficiently utilize multiprocessor computers.

Mirin, A.A.

1988-01-01

263

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3 CFR 8454 - Proclamation 8454 of November 19, 2009. National Entrepreneurship Week, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...8454 of November 19, 2009. National Entrepreneurship Week, 2009 8454 Proclamation...19, 2009 Proc. 8454 National Entrepreneurship Week, 2009By the President of the...risk-taking spirit. During National Entrepreneurship Week, we renew our...

2010-01-01

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Women entrepreneurship in Middle East: Understanding barriers and use of ICT for entrepreneurship development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main objective of the paper is to elaborate and suggest positive note on basic agenda existing in Middle East resisting\\u000a the women entrepreneur growth development and use of ICT. The entrepreneurship among the women in Arabic countries has been\\u000a lately given due consideration. In order for develop women entrepreneurship for economic growth their must be strong move\\u000a by all

Viju Mathew

2010-01-01

277

Guidelines for Self-Study and External Evaluation of Undergraduate Physics Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Influenced by the project entitled "Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics", this document is intended to guide a physics department in initial, or mid-stream evaluation of a program of undergraduate physics education. The original Guidelines were developed by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 1986. The…

American Association of Physics Teachers (NJ1), 2005

2005-01-01

278

A Summer Program for High School Physics Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the summer of 1985 we ran a workshop for high school physics teachers, sponsored by the National Science foundation under its program of Honors Workshops for Pre-College Teachers of Science and Mathematics. The summer experience consisted of a five-week workshop and a four-week industrial experience. The teachers had a wide variety of backgrounds and needs, which were accommodated in the workshops. This paper describes how the workshop was run, what activities were successful, and where we encountered problems.

Heller, Patricia; Hobbie, Russell K.; Jones, Roger S.

2007-08-03

279

Overview on the Physics Program at ELSA / Bonn  

SciTech Connect

One of the foremost challenges in hadron physics is to obtain an understanding of the effective degrees of freedom which lead to the formation of mesons and baryons and govern their inner structure. The ELSA facility of the university of Bonn provides essential tools to investigate the baryon mass spectrum up to high excitations through the systematic study of single and multiple meson production. This comprises a 3.5 GeV electron accelerator, highly polarized nucleon targets and a 4{pi} spectrometer for charged and neutral particle detection. In this contribution an overview on the instrumentation and the program is given.

Klein, Fritz [Physikalisches Institut der Universitaet Bonn, Nussallee 12, 53115 Bonn (Germany)

2006-11-17

280

Plenary Talk: Nuclear physics program at MAX-lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The upgrade of the MAX-lab injector and the construction of MAX III, provided the opportunity for upgrading the tagged-photon facility and thus lead to the possibility of more extensive program in nuclear physics research. This upgrade increased the injected electron energy to an eventual maximum of 250 MeV and allows for the extraction of electrons from the MAX I ring operated in the stretcher mode. The first stretched beam was delivered in September 2005. The tagged-photon facility was commissioned in parallel with the commissioning of new experimental equipment. The PAC approved experimental program is current in progress, including measurements of pion photoproduction below the ?(1232). The efforts at the tagged photon-facility are pursued within an international collaboration with around fifty members.

Briscoe, W. J.; Jason, Brudvik; Fissum, K. G.; Hansen, K.; Isaksson, L.; Lundin, M.; Nilsson, B.; Schroder, B.

2009-12-01

281

How accurate are physical property estimation programs for organosilicon compounds?  

PubMed

Organosilicon compounds are important in chemistry and commerce, and nearly 10% of new chemical substances for which premanufacture notifications are processed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) contain silicon (Si). Yet, remarkably few measured values are submitted for key physical properties, and the accuracy of estimation programs such as the Estimation Programs Interface (EPI) Suite and the SPARC Performs Automated Reasoning in Chemistry (SPARC) system is largely unknown. To address this issue, the authors developed an extensive database of measured property values for organic compounds containing Si and evaluated the performance of no-cost estimation programs for several properties of importance in environmental assessment. These included melting point (mp), boiling point (bp), vapor pressure (vp), water solubility, n-octanol/water partition coefficient (log?KOW ), and Henry's law constant. For bp and the larger of 2 vp datasets, SPARC, MPBPWIN, and the USEPA's Toxicity Estimation Software Tool (TEST) had similar accuracy. For log KOW and water solubility, the authors tested 11 and 6 no-cost estimators, respectively. The best performers were Molinspiration and WSKOWWIN, respectively. The TEST's consensus mp method outperformed that of MPBPWIN by a considerable margin. Generally, the best programs estimated the listed properties of diverse organosilicon compounds with accuracy sufficient for chemical screening. The results also highlight areas where improvement is most needed. Environ Toxicol Chem 2013;32:2433-2440. © 2013 SETAC. PMID:23846858

Boethling, Robert; Meylan, William

2013-09-06

282

Enterpreneurship\\/Small Business Degree Programs at Community Colleges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Associate degree programs at community colleges in small business\\/entrepreneurship were examined in this article. The study examined the community college programs in entrepreneurship and small business related, small business administration and entrepreneurship listed in Perterson's Guide to Two-Year Colleges (Oram, 2005). Current catalogs listed in college source online (n.d.) were accessed. There were 35 community colleges listed in Peterson's Two-Year

Fred Maidment

2007-01-01

283

High Energy Physics Program at Texas A and M University  

SciTech Connect

The high energy physics program has continued its experimental activities over. In CDF, the Texas A M group has led an effort to design an upgrade for the silicon vertex detector, and is currently working with the rest of the collaboration on the next major data taking run. In MACRO, work was done on the development of the final version of the wave form digitizing system being implemented for the entire scintillator system. This work is nearing completion, and the system is expected to be up and running on the detector by summer 1993. Work was done within the SDC group to develop gas microstrip chambers for use in precision tracking at the SSC, and in the GEM group, toward the development of a suitable forward calorimeter design. The theoretical high energy physics program has continued the study of a very successful string-derived model that unifies all known interactions: flipped SU(5), which is the leading candidate for a TOE. Work has also 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.

Not Available

1992-11-01

284

Exploring Academic Entrepreneurship in the Milan Area  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Academic entrepreneurship has become an increasingly important means by which universities can contribute to the economic development of a country. In Italy, universities have produced more than 700 academic spin-off companies in the last ten years. This paper uses case studies to develop an understanding of the key factors that underpin the…

Colapinto, Cinzia

2011-01-01

285

Entrepreneurship--Born, Made and Educated  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Chapters in this book include: (1) The Psychology of Entrepreneurship (Melek Kalkan and Canani Kaygusuz); (2) Entrepreneurial Intentions: The Role of the Cognitive Variables (Jose C. Sanchez); (3) Do External Factors Influence Students' Entrepreneurial Inclination? An Evidence Based Approach (Ishfaq Ahmed, Muhammad Musarrat Nawaz and Muhammad…

Burger-Helmchen, Thierry, Ed.

2012-01-01

286

Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Steven F. Kreft; Russell S. Sobel

287

Corporate entrepreneurship: Current research and future directions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we suggest future research on the processes and knowledge-based resources in corporate entrepreneurship (CE), argue for the need to appreciate the heterogeneity of CE in relation to new contexts, and suggest appropriate strategies for such contexts. First, we highlight the key contributions of the papers in this special issue, with a particular focus on how they provide

Phillip H. Phan; Mike Wright; Deniz Ucbasaran; Wee-Liang Tan

2009-01-01

288

Entrepreneurship Education: Ireland's Solution to Economic Regeneration?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The significance of entrepreneurship has come into sharper focus as enterprise and innovation are being flagged as solutions to regenerate the Irish economy. The Irish Innovation Task Force believes that Ireland could become an "innovation hub", attracting foreign risk capital and international and indigenous entrepreneurs to start and grow…

O'Connor, John; Fenton, Mary; Barry, Almar

2012-01-01

289

Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy in American Capitalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

American capitalism differs from all other forms of industrial capitalism is its historical focus on both the creation of wealth (entrepreneurship) and the reconstitution of wealth (philanthropy). Philanthropy is part of the implicit social contract that continuously nurtures and revitalizes economic prosperity. Much of the new wealth created historically has been given back to the community, to build up the

Zoltan J. Acs; Ronnie J. Phillips

2002-01-01

290

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Maghreb.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Entrepreneurship has flourished in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean area for more than two thousand years. A shining testimony is the amphitheatre of El Jem in Tunisia, still in use today, that was built by an entrepreneur-trader who cultivated oliv...

I. Hasan J. Durgee M. El Abassi N. B. Rayana P. Abetti

2012-01-01

291

Entrepreneurship Education: Workshops and Entrepreneurial Intentions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using data collected from participants in an entrepreneurship education workshop series, the author examined the series' impact and tested a model of entrepreneurial intentions incorporating social and psychological factors. He found that entrepreneurial disposition and workshop participation significantly influenced intentions, exposure to role…

Pruett, Mark

2012-01-01

292

12?Entrepreneurship: A Field of Dreams?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper has two objectives. We begin by contrasting two potential paths for future research in entrepreneurship. One is the establishment of an independent field of research with a clear jurisdiction, a common theoretical canon, and autonomy from related fields. The second is a phenomena?based approach, in which scholars congregate around common interests in empirical phenomena but approach them with

Olav Sorenson; Toby E. Stuart

2008-01-01

293

Performing Arts Entrepreneurship: Toward a Research Agenda  

Microsoft Academic Search

Starting from the position that performing arts entrepreneurship (PAE) deserves its own theoretical treatment in the literature, this article addresses fundamental questions within that subfield. The first step is to define PAE, necessarily incorporating the related concepts of “The Performing Arts Event Cycle” and the “Performing Arts Value Chain.” The question of why PAE takes place explores the motivations of

Stephen B. Preece

2011-01-01

294

CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A STRATEGIC AND STRUCTURAL PERSPECTIVE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently there has been a growing interest in the use of corporate entrepreneurship as a means for corporations to enhance the innovative abilities of their employees and, at the same time, increase corporate success through the creation of new corporate ventures. However, the creation of corporate activity is difficult since it involves radically changing internal organisational behaviour patterns. Researchers have

João Ferreira

2005-01-01

295

Corporate Entrepreneurship: a Strategic and Structural Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently there has been a growing interest in the use of corporate entrepreneurship as a means for corporations to enhance the innovative abilities of their employees and, at the same time, increase corporate success through the creation of new corporate ventures. However, the creation of corporate activity is difficult since it involves radically changing internal organisational behaviour patterns. Researchers have

Joao Ferreira

2002-01-01

296

Entrepreneurship in animal traction: empowering rural initiatives  

Microsoft Academic Search

The economies of most countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are going through a dynamic transformation from centralized to market oriented economies. The current emphasis on private sector development accompanied by privatisation of government institutions creates ample opportunities for enterprising in agriculture. The paper highlights some of the opportunities which exists and recommends approaches to develop and promote entrepreneurship in

R. M. Shetto; S. Mkomwa; T. E. Simalenga

297

Development of Entrepreneurship among Rural Women  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entrepreneurship is the only solution to the growing employment among rural youth. It helps to generate employment for number of people within their own social system. This is more beneficial for women in rural areas as it enable them to add to the family income while taking care of their farm, home and livestock centered tasks. Rural women possess abundant

Kiranjot Sidhu; Sukhjeet Kaur

298

Social Entrepreneurship: Managerial, Finance and Marketing Aspects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nonprofit organizations are being urged to take a more “businesslike approach” to their operations, and to add earned income ventures to offset cash shortfalls due to lower donation or grant and contract revenue. This “social entrepreneurship” impetus started around 1980, grew rapidly in the late 1980s, and continues to accelerate in the new millennium. Entrepreneurial ventures are not only seen

John T. Zietlow

2001-01-01

299

Entrepreneurship Education: Ireland's Solution to Economic Regeneration?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The significance of entrepreneurship has come into sharper focus as enterprise and innovation are being flagged as solutions to regenerate the Irish economy. The Irish Innovation Task Force believes that Ireland could become an "innovation hub", attracting foreign risk capital and international and indigenous entrepreneurs to start and grow…

O'Connor, John; Fenton, Mary; Barry, Almar

2012-01-01

300

Exploring Academic Entrepreneurship in the Milan Area  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic entrepreneurship has become an increasingly important means by which universities can contribute to the economic development of a country. In Italy, universities have produced more than 700 academic spin-off companies in the last ten years. This paper uses case studies to develop an understanding of the key factors that underpin the…

Colapinto, Cinzia

2011-01-01

301

LEGITIMIZING THE STUDY OF ILLEGAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (SUMMARY)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Little research has been conducted in the area of illegal entrepreneurship, of this research, the majority has focused on comparing and contrasting the similarities between legal and illegal ventures (e.g. Morselli, 2001; Naylor, 2004; Paoli, 2002) or describing how they function (e.g. Fadahunsi & Rosa, 2002; Liddick, 1999; Van Duyne, 2000). Based on even these few studies, the importance of

Robert F. Sinclair

2008-01-01

302

Entrepreneurship education and the business school  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines entrepreneurship education in the light of debates about the future of the business school, the nature of the MBA, with which management education is generally synonymous, and the links that need to be created between teaching and research. There is increasing focus on the general utility of entrepreneurial skills and aptitudes (i.e. creativity, independent thinking, opportunity recognition

Martin Binks; Ken Starkey; Christopher L. Mahon

2006-01-01

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2012-01-01

304

A quantitative study of a physics-first pilot program  

SciTech Connect

Hundreds of high schools around the United States have inverted the traditional core sequence of high school science courses, putting physics first, followed by chemistry, and then biology. A quarter-century of theory, opinion, and anecdote are available, but the literature lacks empirical evidence of the effects of the program. The current study was designed to investigate the effects of the program on science achievement gain, growth in attitude toward science, and growth in understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge. One hundred eighty-five honor students participated in this quasi-experiment, self-selecting into either the traditional or inverted sequence. Students took the Explore test as freshmen, and the Plan test as sophomores. Gain scores were calculated for the composite scores and for the science and mathematics subscale scores. A two-factor analysis of variance (ANOVA) on course sequence and cohort showed significantly greater composite score gains by students taking the inverted sequence. Participants were administered surveys measuring attitude toward science and understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge twice per year. A multilevel growth model, compared across program groups, did not show any significant effect of the inverted sequence on either attitude or understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge. The sole significant parameter showed a decline in student attitude independent of course sequence toward science over the first two years of high school. The results of this study support the theory that moving physics to the front of the science sequence can improve achievement. The importance of the composite gain score on tests vertically aligned with the high-stakes ACT is discussed, and several ideas for extensions of the current study are offered.

Pasero, Spencer Lee; /Northern Illinois U.

2008-09-01

305

The Science on Saturday Program at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Science on Saturday Program at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory consists of a series of Saturday morning lectures on various topics in science by scientists, engineers, educators, and others with an interesting story. This program has been in existence for over twelve years and has been advertised to and primarily aimed at the high school level. Topics ranging from superconductivity to computer animation and gorilla conservation to pharmaceutical design have been covered. Lecturers from the staff of Princeton, Rutgers, AT and T, Bristol Meyers Squibb, and many others have participated. Speakers have ranged from Nobel prize winners, astronauts, industrialists, educators, engineers, and science writers. Typically, there are eight to ten lectures starting in January. A mailing list has been compiled for schools, science teachers, libraries, and museums in the Princeton area. For the past two years AT and T has sponsored buses for Trenton area students to come to these lectures and an effort has been made to publicize the program to these students. The series has been very popular, frequently overfilling the 300 seat PPPL auditorium. As a result, the lectures are videotaped and broadcast to a large screen TV for remote viewing. Lecturers are encouraged to interact with the audience and ample time is provided for questions.

Bretz, N.; Lamarche, P.; Lagin, L.; Ritter, C.; Carroll, D. L.

1996-11-01

306

Is Youth Entrepreneurship a Necessity or an Opportunity?: A First Exploration of Household and New Enterprise Surveys in Latin America  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper highlights the importance of youth entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by young entrepreneurs. The authors analyze the differences between youth who become entrepreneurs by necessity or by opportunity, and also review the scope and quality of policies and programs that governments, development agencies and civil societies are implementing

Juan J. Llisterri; Hugo Kantis; Pablo Angelelli; Luis Tejerina

2006-01-01

307

From Strategy to Practice in University Entrepreneurship Support: Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development in Eastern Germany: Youth, Entrepreneurship and Innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report brings together findings from the case studies in Berlin and Rostock on how entrepreneurship support is organised, the activities in entrepreneurship education and start-up support, and the strategy behind. In addition, the report provides in its “fishing ideas from international good practice” section 13 short descriptions of how places and universities collaborate elsewhere in mobilising their talents for

Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer; Jonathan Potter; Alain Fayolle; Magnus Gulbrandsen; Paul Hannon; Rebecca Harding; Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand; Phillip H. Phan

2010-01-01

308

Physical rehabilitation following polytrauma. The Canadian Forces Physical Rehabilitation Program 2008-2011  

PubMed Central

As a consequence of Canada’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan, many members of the Canadian Forces have experienced debilitating injuries. Despite the Canadian Forces Health Services (CFHS) having outstanding relationships with many civilian care providers for the rehabilitation of injured soldiers, it became apparent early on that the high-level goals and aspirations of these returning soldiers were sometimes beyond the capability of these centres to facilitate. From this reality grew the need to develop a Physical Rehabilitation Program within the CFHS. This article describes the lessons learned since the creation of the program and outlines the future vision in terms of unique challenges and opportunities. The primary purpose of this article is to describe a hybrid model of civilian–military rehabilitation for injured soldiers and discuss the benefits and challenges of such a model of care.

Besemann, Markus

2011-01-01

309

Gender, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, and Entrepreneurial Career Intentions: Implications for Entrepreneurship Education 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationships between gender, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and entrepreneurial intentions were examined for two sample groups: adolescents and adult master of business administration (MBA) students. Similar gender effects on entrepreneurial self-efficacy are shown for both groups and support earlier research on the relationship between self-efficacy and career intentions. Additionally, the effects of entrepreneurship education in MBA programs on entrepreneurial self-efficacy proved

Fiona Wilson; Jill Kickul; Deborah Marlino

2007-01-01

310

Understanding Entrepreneurship: Developing Indicators for International Comparisons and Assessments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Everyone thinks entrepreneurship is important, including the OECD. There is a fairly extensive body of theoretical literature\\u000a on entrepreneurship, its determinants and impacts but relatively little empirical work has been done by government policy\\u000a analysts to analyse and compare entrepreneurship measures. In part this is due to the fact that limited data is available,\\u000a especially international data.\\u000a \\u000a Researchers argue about

Tim Davis

311

Entrepreneurship as a non-profit-seeking activity  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Matthias Benz

2009-01-01

312

Socio-spatial variations in the nature of entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate critically the discourse that entrepreneurship and enterprise culture are inextricably inter-twinned with profit-driven capitalist endeavour by seeking to understand whether amongst some populations, the culture of entrepreneurship is more socially-oriented than profit-driven. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – To do this, a secondary analysis is undertaken of the results of the UK Global Entrepreneurship

Colin C. Williams

2007-01-01

313

Gender factors and female entrepreneurship: International evidence and policy implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nada Kobeissi

2010-01-01

314

The Philosophical Foundations of a Radical Austrian Approach to Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

The equilibrium-based approaches that dominate entrepreneurship research offer useful insights into some aspects of entrepreneurship, but they ignore or downplay many fundamental entrepreneurial phenomena such as individuals’ creative imaginations, firms’ resource (re)combinations, and markets’ disequilibrating tendencies—and the genuine uncertainty and widespread heterogeneity these imply. To overcome these limitations, scholars have recently introduced a nonequilibrium approach to entrepreneurship based on Ludwig

Todd H. Chiles; Denise M. Vultee; Vishal K. Gupta; Daniel W. Greening; Christopher S. Tuggle

2010-01-01

315

A conceptual model of public sector corporate entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entrepreneurship has been conceptualized as a process that can occur in organizations of all sizes and types (Burgelman, Academy of Management Review, 8, 32–47, 1983; Miller, Management Science, 29, 770–791, 1983; Gartner, Academy of Management Review, 10, 696–706, 1985; Kao, Entrepreneurship, creativity and organization, 1989). This paper develops a conceptual model of public sector corporate entrepreneurship. The proposed model is

Claudine Kearney; Robert Hisrich; Frank Roche

2008-01-01

316

The AAPT\\/PTRA Program: Professional Development for Pre-College Physics Teachers Hosted by College and University Physics Departments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Association of Physics Teacher's Physics Teaching Resource Agents (AAPT\\/PTRA) program has a twenty year history of providing professional development for in-service pre-college physics and physical science teachers. More than 500 teachers have been prepared through NSF-funded summer institutes to provide professional development for their peers in a wide variety of venues ranging from urban, inner-city classrooms to classrooms

Warren Hein

2006-01-01

317

2007 Annual Health Physics Report for the HEU Transparency Program  

SciTech Connect

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.

Radev, R

2008-04-09

318

2005 Annual Health Physics Report for HEU Transparency Program  

SciTech Connect

During the 2005 calendar year, LLNL provided health physics support for the Highly Enriched Uranium Transparency Program (HEU-TP) in external and internal radiation protection and technical expertise into matters related to BDMS radioactive sources and Russian radiation safety regulatory compliance. For the calendar year 2005, there were 161 person-trips that required dose monitoring of the U.S. monitors. Of the 161 person-trips, 149 person-trips were SMVs and 12 person-trips were Transparency Monitoring Office (TMO) trips. Additionally, there were 11 monitoring visits by TMO monitors to facilities other than UEIE and 3 to UEIE itself. There were two monitoring visits (source changes) that were back to back with 16 monitors. Each of these concurring visits were treated as single person-trips for dosimetry purposes. Counted individually, there were 191 individual person-visits in 2005. The LLNL Safety Laboratories Division provided the dosimetry services for the HEU-TP monitors.

Radev, R

2006-04-21

319

Characteristics of Physical Activity Programs for Older Adults: Results of a Multisite Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Although increased participation in physical activity by older adults is a major public health goal, little is known about the supply and use of physical activity programs in the United States. Design and Methods: Seven academic centers in diverse geographic areas surveyed physical activity programs for older adults. Five sites conducted…

Hughes, Susan L.; Williams, Barbara; Molina, Lourdes C.; Bayles, Constance; Bryant, Lucinda L.; Harris, Jeffrey R.; Hunter, Rebecca; Ivey, Susan; Watkins, Ken

2005-01-01

320

Exercise Level and Energy Expenditure in the Take 10![R] In-Class Physical Activity Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study evaluated the effectiveness of an innovative, classroom-based physical activity prevention program designed to integrate academic curriculum elements along with a physical activity program in providing moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity. A convenience sample of three public school classrooms (one first, third, and fifth…

Stewart, James A.; Dennison, David A.; Kohl, Harold W., III; Doyle, J. Andrew

2004-01-01

321

Dance program for physical rehabilitation and participation in children with cerebral palsy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: This pilot study aimed to examine a classical ballet program created for children with cerebral palsy (CP) as an emerging physical rehabilitation modality. The main program goals were to promote participation and to provide an artistic, physically therapeutic activity. Methods: The study was conducted in collaboration with a tertiary rehabilitation hospital, one outpatient physical therapy clinic, and one community

Citlali López-Ortiz; Kim Gladden; Laura Deon; Jennifer Schmidt; Gay Girolami; Deborah Gaebler-Spira

2011-01-01

322

Dance program for physical rehabilitation and participation in children with cerebral palsy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: This pilot study aimed to examine a classical ballet program created for children with cerebral palsy (CP) as an emerging physical rehabilitation modality. The main program goals were to promote participation and to provide an artistic, physically therapeutic activity. Methods: The study was conducted in collaboration with a tertiary rehabilitation hospital, one outpatient physical therapy clinic, and one community

Citlali López-Ortiz; Kim Gladden; Laura Deon; Jennifer Schmidt; Gay Girolami; Deborah Gaebler-Spira

2012-01-01

323

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Lorenzi, David G. (Comp.)

2010-01-01

324

2009 Annual Health Physics Report for the HEU Transparency Program  

SciTech Connect

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.

Radev, R

2010-04-14

325

A Profile of Western (USA) Higher Education Physical Education Degree Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to provide an updated profile of western United States higher education physical education degree programs. This inquiry reports on present-day departmental nomenclature, school or college affiliation, academic concentrations, and whether such programs administer physical education activity service programs. The…

Burns, Clarence E.; Whiddon, Thomas R.; Richter, Scott T.

2006-01-01

326

Promoting physical activity among overweight and obese children: a randomised controlled trial comparing a physical activity program, a dietary program and a combined physical activity plus dietary program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Childhood overweight and obesity is prevalent in both developed and developing countries world-wide, and urgent and effective response is required. To date, methodological limitations in paediatric obesity treatment trials have precluded recommendations advocating specific treatment strategies. Physical inactivity is implicated in the aetiology of obesity, however, published experimental trials evaluating interventions designed to promote physical activity in overweight and obese

Dylan P. Cliff

2008-01-01

327

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 rel...

J. N. DiMarco

1990-01-01

328

The Effect of a Program of Physical Exercise on Depression in Older Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study into the effects of physical exercise on levels of depression in older adults showed that greater physical activity is a factor in improving emotional and physical well-being. Findings indicate that there is significant improvement in the emotional states of those older individuals who participated in the physical exercise program. (JN)

Bennett, Jeanine; And Others

1982-01-01

329

The Puzzle of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse: An Interactive Videodisc Program for Physics Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An interactive, instructional videodisc was produced using films on wave motion/vibrations and Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse. The disc is appropriate for three levels of physics (physics/algebra; physics/calculus; non-major physics). Program sections (introduction to videodisc player, bridge collapse, influence of wind, bridge properties, and…

Zollman, Dean; Fuller, Robert

1982-01-01

330

Application of Program-Control Nanosecond Electronic Units for Control of Operation of Experimental Physical Facilities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The opportunities and prospects offered by application of the high-speed program-controlled electronic units in the modern large-size experimental physical installations are briefly considered. The electronics of the physical experimental installations is...

V. G. Ableev S. G. Basiladze S. A. Zaporozhets

1976-01-01

331

The effect of competence exploration and competence exploitation on strategic entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategic entrepreneurship captures firms’ efforts to simultaneously excel at opportunity seeking and advantage seeking. But little research exists into mechanisms that might facilitate strategic entrepreneurship. Drawing on the twin concepts of competence exploration and competence exploitation, we study their effects on strategic entrepreneurship. Theoretically, the entrepreneurial components of strategic entrepreneurship (an entrepreneurial mindset and creating innovation) should benefit from competence

Lida P. Kyrgidou; Eugenia Petridou

2011-01-01

332

Culture and entrepreneurship? African American and immigrant self-employment in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes the evolution of African American entrepreneurship by comparing the patterns of development of African American entrepreneurship and immigrant entrepreneurship. Whereas most literature focuses on African American culture as the reason for limited entrepreneurial success compared to certain immigrant groups, this paper examines how social, economic, and political forces have adversely influenced the development of Black entrepreneurship compared

Vicki Bogan; William Darity Jr.

2008-01-01

333

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Fenton, Mark

2012-01-01

334

The need for innovation as a rationale for government involvement in entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments around the world seek to support entrepreneurship, yet the justification for such intervention varies. Some governments support entrepreneurship as a means to create jobs. Others support entrepreneurship as a means to create competition in markets, with attendant lower prices. In this paper, we offer a different justification for government support for entrepreneurship: to support and encourage innovation. Innovation does

Steven C. Michael; John A. Pearce II

2009-01-01

335

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Fenton, Mark

2012-01-01

336

The development of entrepreneurship in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we provide an overview of the extant research on the development of entrepreneurship in China. This research\\u000a focus is a relatively recent phenomenon since China’s market transition started from late 1978. We review the literature over\\u000a the 26 years from 1980 through 2005, as published in 11 leading English-language academic journals. We identify 68 articles\\u000a from this review

Jing Yu Yang; Jiatao Li

2008-01-01

337

How scientists commercialise new knowledge via entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we explore how university-based scientists overcome the barriers to appropriating the returns from new knowledge\\u000a via entrepreneurship; and we examine how a university-based technology transfer office (TTO), with an incubation facility,\\u000a can assist scientists in the commercialisation process. We identify how scientists overcome three barriers to commercialisation.\\u000a First, we find that scientists take account of traditional academic

Colm O’Gorman; Orla Byrne; Dipti Pandya

2008-01-01

338

The Values System in the Franchising Entrepreneurship  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper examines the values system delimiting the entrepreneurial activity. The total of these entrepreneurial activities is defined within the franchising framework. The reason for choosing to examine these activities is that franchising is considered to be a rather special kind of entrepreneurship. By this way, it can be examined whether specific entrepreneurial values are required in order to turn to franchising, or it concerns a strategic entrepreneurial choice which is independent from the value standards.

Konstantopoulos, Nikolaos; Tomaras, Petros; Zondiros, Dimitrios

2007-12-01

339

Intelligence, Self-confidence and Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

I investigate the effect of human capital on entrepreneurship using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979. I find that individuals with higher measured intelligence and self-confidence are more likely to be entrepreneurs. Furthermore I present evidence suggesting that intelligence and self-confidence affect business ownership through two different channels: intelligence increases business survival while self-confidence increases business creation. Finally,

Andrea Asoni

2011-01-01

340

Contextualizing entrepreneurship in the boundaryless career  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse how the transition into entrepreneurship is constructed in the context of the boundaryless career. The paper focuses on a particular type of career transition driven by dismissal or unemployment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research material is collected in life-story interviews with three Finnish female owner-managers. In the study, a narrative analysis

Ulla Hytti

2010-01-01

341

A New Look At Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entrepreneurship curricula have matured to the point of providing a sound conceptual framework to would-be entrepreneurs. However, undergraduate students typically lack the experience necessary to understand the implications of what they have learned, especially regarding post start-up issues. Similarly, many small-business owners are not prepared to deal with the problems they encounter. This paper proposes an addition to the undergraduate

Anne McCarthy; Pamela J. Morris; Joan Winn

1997-01-01

342

Redistribution and entrepreneurship with Schumpeterian growth  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the effects of redistributive taxation on growth and inequality in a Schumpeterian model with risk-averse agents.\\u000a There are skilled and unskilled workers, and the growth rate is determined by the occupational choice of skilled agents between\\u000a entrepreneurship and employment. We show that redistribution provides insurance to entrepreneurs and increases the growth\\u000a rate. The effects on inequality are such

Cecilia García-Peñalosa; Jean-François Wen

2008-01-01

343

An early intervention program for children with physical and developmental disabilities: a therapeutic?educational collaboration model program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Early Intervention Program at the Easter Seal Society of DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota Counties (Florida) is a therapeutic?educational program for parents and children from birth to 3 years who are “at risk” delayed or handicapped. The Early Intervention Program consists of a multidisciplinary team of: early childhood specialists, a pediatric neurologist, a clinical social worker, physical, occupational and speech

Jeffrey I. Gelfer

1989-01-01

344

Review of Firefighter Physical Fitness/Wellness Programs: Options for the Military.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The US Air Force is the Executive Agent for the firefighter fitness programs for all military components. This Review & Analysis examines four suggested candidate firefighter physical fitness programs and related research in support of the ongoing Air For...

B. Palmer J. W. Carroll A. T. Mirza

1998-01-01

345

Towards a Search for the Meaning of Entrepreneurship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

Kobia, Margaret; Sikalieh, Damary

2010-01-01

346

Global entrepreneurship and supply chain management: a Chinese exemplar  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Global entrepreneurship study is primarily concerned with why, when, and how entrepreneurial opportunities are discovered and exploited in the global market. The purpose of this paper is to present a framework for pursuing global entrepreneurship where supply chain management (SCM) can often serve as a platform for resource acquisition, market development, and risk mitigation. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper

Lifang Wu; Daewoo Park; Ravi Chinta; Margaret Cunningham

2010-01-01

347

Criminal entrepreneurship, white-collar criminality, and neutralization theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to apply neutralization theory to white-collar criminals to discuss criminal entrepreneurship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The theoretical framework of neutralization techniques is applied to criminal entrepreneurship and white-collar criminality. Findings – A legal entrepreneur is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risk. Similarly, the

Petter Gottschalk; Robert Smith

2011-01-01

348

Teaching Environmental Entrepreneurship at an Urban University: Greenproofing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Foster, Kevin; Jelen, Jonathan; Scott, Anasa

2010-01-01

349

Towards a Search for the Meaning of Entrepreneurship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Kobia, Margaret; Sikalieh, Damary

2010-01-01

350

Synergy and Sensibility: A Course on Entrepreneurship in Gerotechnologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Health, Technology, and Aging" is a course developed to address three significant contemporary trends: aging populations, increasingly ubiquitous technology, and the economic imperative to encourage entrepreneurship. Course content is a blend of gerontology, informatics, and entrepreneurship designed for nonbusiness majors. Six interdisciplinary…

Lorenzen-Huber, Lesa; Allen, Patricia; Kennedy-Armbruster, Carol

2010-01-01

351

Analysis of National Policies for Entrepreneurship Education in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reviews major national policies and strategies adopted by the Chinese central government to promote entrepreneurship education and also describes the current social and economic background to reveal the motives of entrepreneurship education in mainland China. The core of this article sums up the content of national policies on…

Xu, Xiaozhou

2012-01-01

352

Coverage of Entrepreneurship in Principles of Economics Textbooks: An Update.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Updates a study of the coverage of entrepreneurship contained in principles of economics textbooks originally carried out in the mid-1980s. Analyzes coverage of the same topics in 14 popular introductory texts. Concludes that entrepreneurship still has not worked its way into economics-principles texts. (DSK)|

Kent, Calvin A.; Rushing, Francis W.

1999-01-01

353

The impact of gender difference on entrepreneurship: A literature review  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the development of world economy, it is more and more common for women to become self-employed. But there is little research on the female entrepreneurship in the academic field. We find that gender difference has a certain extent of impact on entrepreneurship after reading thoroughly the relevant literature both home and abroad. This paper analyze the influence of gender

Jia Li; Xiao Zhang; Junyan Xie; Zhong Yang

2008-01-01

354

Modelling regional HRM strategies in China: An entrepreneurship perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid development of organizational change and globalization in China, most Chinese firms are preparing themselves for doing business across regions and going global through effective strategic entrepreneurship and human resource management (HRM). This study examines the relationship between two general HRM practices, strategic entrepreneurship and organizational performance, in order to build up a cross-regional HRM strategy model. Participants

Zhong-Ming Wang; Sheng Wang

2008-01-01

355

Work in progress — A sandbox model for teaching entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

While major research universities enjoy a large pool of cutting-edge research projects for technology transfer, small liberal art institutions have to adopt a different model for promoting entrepreneurship due to resource limits. We propose a sandbox model for teaching entrepreneurship in a software engineering class. Student activities are closely monitored and coordinated by the instructor. Introduction of entrepreneurial thinking is

Xiang Fu; Simona Doboli; John Impagliazzo

2010-01-01

356

Entrepreneurship: a weak link in the welfare state?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entrepreneurship is largely ignored or treated in a highly simplified way in endogenous growth theory. Still, it is now widely recognized that the supply of entrepreneurial talent is likely to be important for economic growth, innovation and job creation. This study consists of an in-depth examination of how the supply of productive entrepreneurship is likely to be affected by the

Magnus Henrekson

2005-01-01

357

Entrepreneurship and leadership: common trends and common threads  

Microsoft Academic Search

The continued treatment of entrepreneurship as a separate area of study that is distinct from other broader domains (e.g., leadership and interpersonal influence) is questioned. Reviews of related research on personality, demographics, fit, and cognitive framing\\/bias reveal mixed findings and a lack of sufficient evidence to warrant a distinctly different view of entrepreneurship. Instead, a recognition of common trends and

Robert P. Vecchio

2003-01-01

358

Rethinking entrepreneurship methodology and definitions of the entrepreneur  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper aims to highlight the potential of paradigm interplay for providing greater insight into entrepreneurship research, in this case definitions of the entrepreneur. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Literature from entrepreneurship, organisation studies and strategy highlights the potential of multiple paradigm research. We demonstrate how to conduct such a study through paradigm interplay by applying four contrasting research perspectives to

Carole Howorth; Sue Tempest; Christine Coupland

2005-01-01

359

Understanding the Heterogeneity of Entrepreneurship Education: Going beyond Gartner  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This paper seeks to draw attention to the importance of appreciating and using ever-present diversity to achieve increased legitimacy for entrepreneurship education. As such, it aims to draw the reader into a reflective process of discovery as to why entrepreneurship education is important and how such importance can be prolonged.…

Jones, Colin; Matlay, Harry

2011-01-01

360

Value Creation, Social Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Global Economies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This introductory article provides a multidisciplinary and international lens by which to view the social entrepreneurship phenomenon. It offers a brief overview of the current research to highlight how social innovation and new social value creation are the underpinnings of the social entrepreneurship phenomenon. A focused summary of each of the articles presented in this special issue is described along

Natasha Vijay Munshi

2010-01-01

361

Coverage of Entrepreneurship in Principles of Economics Textbooks: An Update.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Updates a study of the coverage of entrepreneurship contained in principles of economics textbooks originally carried out in the mid-1980s. Analyzes coverage of the same topics in 14 popular introductory texts. Concludes that entrepreneurship still has not worked its way into economics-principles texts. (DSK)

Kent, Calvin A.; Rushing, Francis W.

1999-01-01

362

Entrepreneurship Education and Lower Socioeconomic Black Youth: An Empirical Investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study tested the effects of an entrepreneurship education intervention, the New Youth Entrepreneur curriculum, on lower socioeconomic black high-school students' knowledge of basic and advanced concepts in entrepreneurship. Ninety-five high school sophomores (over 85% black) from a lower socioeconomic neighborhood made up the sample for the experimental design: 51 in the treatment group and 44 in the control group.

Marilyn L. Kourilsky; Mahtash Esfandiari

1997-01-01

363

An overview of entrepreneurship education programmes in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

Private and public organisations play a significant role in the development of entrepreneurship education. They give schools support of various kinds including the provision of seed capital and first?hand and latest information about the business sector. The fast growth of entrepreneurship education worldwide is largely due to the efforts of the private and public sectors, and Hong Kong is no

2008-01-01

364

Entrepreneurship in smaller jurisdictions: Appraising a glocal elite  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entrepreneurship on smaller (often island) jurisdictions tends to suffer from the same import?orientation or ‘cargo cult’ that affects many other issues: entrepreneurs are rarely locally bred but are most often ‘imported’, recruited after long stints in other, larger countries, or else must be suffered to spend regular time away in the metropole. Thus, a successful strategy for developing local entrepreneurship

Godfrey Baldacchino

2008-01-01

365

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Palmieri, D. Frank; Vecchiola, Leonard C.

366

Entrepreneurship education: revisiting our role and its purpose  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to focus on two questions. First, what value is created by entrepreneurship education? Second, how could any such value be created? The aim therefore is to go beyond any assumed notion that entrepreneurship education is beneficial to students in higher education, to question its underlying value. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A critical realist approach is used to

Colin Jones

2010-01-01

367

Entrepreneurship education within the enterprise culture : Producing reflective practitioners  

Microsoft Academic Search

The enterprise culture is founded on the premise that entrepreneurship is the engine that drives the economy. One aspect of this cultural pervasion is the increase in the numbers of educational institutions teaching entrepreneurship courses. Yet this hegemony of the encouragement of new business start-up, almost for its own sake, needs to be critically reviewed. One aspect is the enigmatic

Sarah L. Jack; Alistair R. Anderson

1999-01-01

368

A problem-based learning approach to entrepreneurship education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Siok San Tan; C. K. Frank Ng

2006-01-01

369

Entrepreneurship education in South Africa: a nationwide survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 African HEIs. The respondents were academic staff members who are involved in teaching

Mary Jesselyn Co; Bruce Mitchell

2006-01-01

370

Entrepreneurship and leadership: the implications for education and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of entrepreneurship as an interdisciplinary field of study parallels the development of leadership studies. In recent years a number of entrepreneurship researchers have begun to draw on leadership studies for inspiration. For some, the adoption of contingency approaches has been recommended as an alternative to the traditional trait-based approach. For others, more recent developments in transformational leadership studies,

Richard T. Harrison; Claire M. Leitch

1994-01-01

371

2011 Annual Health Physics Report for the HEU transparency Program  

SciTech Connect

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.

Radev, R

2012-04-30

372

The physics program at the Kielce EBIS-A facility  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The status of the new EBIS-A irradiation facility constructed by the Dreebit GmbH company, Dresden, for the new laboratory at the Jan Kochanowski University (JKU) in Kielce designed for the studies of ion-matter interactions is presented. The facility will be used for the interdisciplinary studies involving atoms, molecules, plasmas, surfaces and cells by taking an advantage of low-energy highly charged ions (HCI) and x-ray spectroscopy techniques. The EBIS-A facility, consisting of an EBIT-type ion source, beam guiding and diagnostic system, double focusing analyzing magnet and multipurpose target chamber, offers new opportunities for performing the experiments on slow, highly charged ions colliding with matter, including such different phenomena as formation of nanostructures in ion-surface interactions, recombination processes in plasma, fragmentation of biomolecules by ion and electron impact and the radiobiological effects in living cells. In this paper a concept of the EBIT/X-ray laboratory, construction details of the EBIS-A facility, the physics program, based on our former experimental activities in the atomic and molecular collisions, and application of x-ray spectroscopy in materials science are discussed.

Bana?, D.; Braziewicz, J.; Semaniak, J.; Pajek, M.

2010-09-01

373

Entrepreneurship research and practice: a call to action for psychology.  

PubMed

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 and describing how these gaps can be filled. A "call to action" is issued to psychologists to develop theory and undertake empirical research focusing on five key topic areas: the personality characteristics of entrepreneurs, the psychopathology of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial cognition, entrepreneurship education, and international entrepreneurship. Methodological issues are discussed and recommendations provided. It is shown that psychologists can help identify the factors that influence new venture creation and success and inform the construction of public policy to facilitate entrepreneurship. PMID:17874898

Hisrich, Robert; Langan-Fox, Janice; Grant, Sharon

2007-09-01

374

Best Practices from the University of Michigan Applied Physics Program to Enhance Diversity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Applied Physics Program at the University of Michigan allows graduate students to do research at the frontier between the physical sciences and technological applications, which is not readily accommodated by traditional single-focus graduate programs. In the last two decades, the program has attracted many underrepresented minority and female students, matched these students with faculty with research programs that are beyond the traditional boundaries of physics, and provided the support structure and mentorship that was needed for the students to succeed. Building on our success, we have recently launched a master's bridge program designed to prepare students from underrepresented groups for doctoral studies in applied physics, physical sciences and engineering. In this talk, I will share some of our best practices that can be used by other programs that are interested in enhancing diversity.

Kurdak, Cagliyan

2011-04-01

375

Three Computer Programs for Use in Introductory Level Physics Laboratories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes three computer programs which operate on Apple II+ microcomputers: (1) a menu-driven graph drawing program; (2) a simulation of the Millikan oil drop experiment; and (3) a program used to study the half-life of silver. (Instructions for obtaining the programs from the author are included.) (JN)|

Kagan, David T.

1984-01-01

376

The Physics Learning Program at UW-Madison: Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Physics Learning Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides a supportive learning environment for introductory physics students potentially at-risk for having academic trouble or for feeling isolated at the University. Physics is a gateway course for many undergraduate science majors such as biology, physics, geophysics, atmospheric science, and astronomy, and for pre-health professions. Many students struggle with their physics

S. M. Nossal; L. E. Watson; A. T. Jacob; J. A. Reading

2005-01-01

377

Entrepreneurship in the cinema: feature films as case material in entrepreneurship education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a set of feature films in which entrepreneurship plays a lead role and tries to convince the reader of the usefulness of using film in the classroom. The special characteristics of feature films as an instructional medium are discussed and the expected benefits of using films are derived. It reports evaluation results of two courses for undergraduate

Marco van Gelderen; W. Hulsink; K. Verduyn

2004-01-01

378

It's "Funner" to Be a Runner Physical Education/Classroom Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A K-6 physical education/classroom program is presented which is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness and respiratory efficiency along with physical, mental, emotional, and social health. It is pointed out that this program costs little, is appropriate for all ages, is simple to put into effect, can be interdisciplinary, and can be extended…

Saccone, Peter P.

379

Reflective lesson planning in refresher training programs for experienced physics teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1995-01-01

380

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

381

Integrating Therapy Dog Teams in a Physical Activity Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of therapy-dog teams in programs for children with disabilities is becoming increasingly popular in school and therapeutic settings and has been shown to provide physical, social, and emotional benefits for the children. This article describes the basic steps for implementing therapy dog-assisted activities in physical activity programs

Obrusnikova, Iva; Bibik, Janice M.; Cavalier, Albert R.; Manley, Kyle

2012-01-01

382

Characteristics of Physical Activity Programs for Older Adults: Results of a Multisite Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: Although increased participation in physi- cal activity by older adults is a major public health goal, little is known about the supply and use of physical activity programs in the United States. De- sign and Methods: Seven academic centers in di- verse geographic areas surveyed physical activity programs for older adults. Five sites conducted surveys by mail with telephone

Susan L. Hughes; Barbara Williams; Lourdes C. Molina; Constance Bayles; Lucinda L. Bryant

2005-01-01

383

Interactive Physical Programming: Tradeoff Analysis and Decision Making in Multicriteria Optimization  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research focuses on multiobjective system design and optimization. The goal is to extend the Physical Programming (PP) framework to develop an Interactive Physical Programming (IPP) framework which takes into account the designer's or the Decision Maker's (DM's) preferences during the optimization process and allows for design exploration at a given Pareto design. The IPP framework provides the DM with

Ravindra V. Tappeta; Achille Messac; John E. Renaud; Glynn J. Sundararaj

2000-01-01

384

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

385

MUSCULAR STRENGTH AND JUMPING PERFORMANCE AFTER HANDBALL TRAINING VERSUS PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR PREADOLESCENT CHILDREN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary.- The purpose of the study was to compare a 6-month specific handball training program and a typical physical education program on various strength and jumping skills. The participants (M age = 13.7 years, SD = 1.5) were divided into the Handball Group (n = 51) and the Physical Education Group (n = 70). The Handball Group performed 3 sessions\\/week

NIKOLAOS OXYZOGLOU; Kanioglou Aggelos; Rizos Stelios; Mavridis George; Kabitsis Christos; Amiridis G. Ioannis

2007-01-01

386

Corrections Officer Physical Conditioning Course. Standards and Training for Corrections Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual introduces and explains the corrections officer physical training course developed as part of the Standards and Training for Corrections Program in California. The manual is divided into four sections. The first section introduces the physical conditioning module, including information on goals, structure, job relatedness, program

California State Board of Corrections, Sacramento.

387

Feasibility, physical capacity, and health benefits of a multidimensional exercise program for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cancer patients frequently experience considerable loss of physical capacity and general wellbeing when diagnosed and treated for their disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, physical capacity, and health benefits of a multidimensional exercise program for cancer patients during advanced stages of disease who are undergoing adjuvant or high-dose chemotherapy. The supervised program included high- and

Lis Adamsen; Julie Midtgaard; Mikael Rorth; Niels Borregaard; Christina Andersen; Morten Quist; Tom Møller; Morten Zacho; Jan K. Madsen; Lasse Knutsen

2003-01-01

388

Employee engagement with a corporate physical activity program: the global corporate challenge  

Microsoft Academic Search

Employers engage with corporate physical activity programs to foster employee well being with a view to reducing the costs of absence and recruitment. This study reports on employee engagement with a commercial program, the Global Corporate Challenge, in terms of motivation, barriers, team dynamics, social aspects and self-reported physical activity levels. It uses guided introspection to explore how participation affected

Pascal Scherrer; Lynnaire Sheridan; Ruth Sibson; Maria Ryan; Nadine Henley

2010-01-01

389

Employee Engagement with a Corporate Physical Activity Program: the Global Corporate Challenge  

Microsoft Academic Search

Employers engage with corporate physical activity programs to foster employee wellbeing with a view to reducing the costs of absence and recruitment. This study reports on employee engagement with a commercial program, the Global Corporate Challenge, in terms of motivation, barriers, team dynamics, social aspects and self-reported physical activity levels. It uses guided introspection to explore how participation affected employee's

Pascal Scherrer; Lynnaire Sheridan; Ruth Sibson; Maria Ryan; Nadine Henley

2010-01-01

390

Integrating Therapy Dog Teams in a Physical Activity Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The use of therapy-dog teams in programs for children with disabilities is becoming increasingly popular in school and therapeutic settings and has been shown to provide physical, social, and emotional benefits for the children. This article describes the basic steps for implementing therapy dog-assisted activities in physical activity programs

Obrusnikova, Iva; Bibik, Janice M.; Cavalier, Albert R.; Manley, Kyle

2012-01-01

391

Improving Physical Fitness of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability through a Virtual Reality Intervention Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are in need of effective physical fitness training programs. The aim was to test the effectiveness of a Virtual Reality (VR)-based exercise program in improving the physical fitness of adults with IDD. A research group (N = 30; mean age = 52.3 plus or minus 5.8 years; moderate IDD…

Lotan, Meir; Yalon-Chamovitz, Shira; Weiss, Patrice L.

2009-01-01

392

Health physics experiences in nuclear reactor, weapon, rocket, medicine, and waste disposal programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

From 3rd Health Physics Society midyear topical symposium; Los Angeles, ; California, USA (29 Jan 1969). See CONF-690103P1. Experiences in a variety of ; operational health physics monitoring programs derive fundamental principles for ; conducting radiation surveillance, data recording, and protection activities. ; Everincreasing use and varieties of sources of radiation require continuous ; evaluation of monitoring programs. Considerations are

F. W. Wilcox; C. A. Willis

1972-01-01

393

Enhancing entrepreneurship and professionalism in medical informatics instruction: a collaborative training model.  

PubMed

This report describes an innovative training program designed to foster entrepreneurship and professionalism in students interested in the field of medical informatics. The course was developed through a private-public interinstitutional collaboration involving four academic institutions, one private firm specializing in health care information management systems, and a philanthropic organization. The program challenged students to serve in multiple roles on multidisciplinary teams and develop an innovative hand-held solution for drug information retrieval. Although the course was technically and behaviorally rigorous and required extensive hands-on experience in a nontraditional learning environment, both students and faculty responded positively. PMID:15064292

Carroll, Cathryn A; Rychlewski, Walt; Teat, Marty; Clawson, Darrin

2004-04-02

394

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Poel, Robert Herman

395

A Survey of Physical Education Programs and Policies in Texas Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To better understand key physical education program factors and policies that may affect Texas students' physical fitness, a 39-question survey, administered as part of the Texas Youth Fitness Study (TYFS), was sent to 5,651 Texas schools via e-mail. The survey consisted of five sections: (a) demographics, (b) physical education/recess frequency…

Zhu, Weimo; Welk, Gregory J.; Meredith, Marilu D.; Boiarskaia, Elena A.

2010-01-01

396

Development of the Physics Teacher Education Program at Illinois State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Illinois State University Physics Department presents a teacher preparation program that has had exceptional success. Illinois State is now promoting a Physics Teacher Education degree and the track that leads to obtaining this degree. This article highlights and explains this path to teaching physics in secondary schools.

Wenning, Carl; Martin, Richard

2007-11-02

397

A Checklist for Designing and Evaluating Physical Education Program Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Tucker, Michael; Hill, Grant

2009-01-01

398

Maintaining momentum: the challenge of a workplace physical activity program to sustain motivation and activity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Physical inactivity is one of the major contributors to ill health and, hence, productivity costs in Australia. While the workplace is increasingly recognised as an appropriate site for promoting healthy behaviour, the effectiveness of workplace physical activity programs remains to be demonstrated, particularly with regards to participants’ motivation to achieve sustained positive physical activity behaviour change. This exploratory study examined

Pascal Scherrer; Nadine Henley; Lynnaire Sheridan; Ruth Sibson; Maria M Ryan

2008-01-01

399

Development of an Ecological Assessment Tool for a Workplace Physical Activity Program Standard  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project was undertaken to develop a Workplace Physical Activity Assessment Tool to evaluate workplace physical activity programs based on a standard of best practices indicated in the literature and by key stakeholders. The development of the Assessment Tool was structured on an ecological model for health and physical activity promotion and an occupational health and safety audit instrument. The

Ronald C. Plotnikoff; Tricia R. Prodaniuk; Allan J. Fein; Leah Milton

2005-01-01

400

Guidelines for School and Community Programs To Promote Lifelong Physical Activity among Young People.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report summarizes recommendations for encouraging physical activity among young people so they will continue to engage in physical activity into adulthood. Written by the Centers for Disease Control and national experts, the guidelines include recommendations about 10 aspects of school and community programs to promote lifelong physical

Journal of School Health, 1997

1997-01-01

401

Evaluation of champs, a physical activity promotion program for older adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

We evaluated physical activity changes resulting from a six-month public health model intervention that encouraged seniors\\u000a (N=89) 62–91 years of age (mean=76) living in two low-income congregate housing facilities to increase their physical activity\\u000a by participating in existing community-based physical activity classes and programs of their choice. The program was offered\\u000a to everyone regardless of their health problems. Enrollees were

Anita L. Stewart; Kris M. Mills; Peter G. Sepsis; Abby C. King; Barbara Y. McLellan; Karen B. A. Roitz; Philip L. Ritter

1997-01-01

402

Physical characteristics of residential psychiatric and substance abuse programs: Organizational determinants and patient outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Described the Physical and Architectural Characteristics Inventory (PACI), which assesses the physical characteristics of\\u000a hospital- and community-based psychiatric and substance abuse residential treatment programs for adults. Developed using data\\u000a from 94 representative programs, the PACI has 7 dimensions that assess community accessibility, physical features that add\\u000a convenience, aid recreation, and provide support for patients, and space for patient and staff

Christine Timko

1996-01-01

403

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hana Berger; Bat-Sheva Eylon; Esther Bagno

2008-01-01

404

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kim, Chi Kyong

405

Self-Efficacy and green entrepreneurship  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of this study is to investigate empirically the extent to which self-efficacy contributes to the development of green entrepreneurial intention. The measurement constructs of self-efficacy were classified into market opportunities, innovative environment, initiating relationships, defining purpose, coping with challenges, and developing human resources. The study comprises 252 usable convenient samples through structured questionnaires. The coefficient of determination R2 shows that the variance of intention to entrepreneurship is explained by the variance of the independent variables. It was also found that the model is fit for prediction.

Tan, K. L.; Suhaida, S.; Leong, Y. P.

2013-06-01

406

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 disseminated, research-based, community ST program active in 40 states. The

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

2012-01-01

407

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study examined continuity of learning between face-to-face and online environments in a "blended" professional development program designed for 16 physics teachers. The program had nine face-to-face meetings as well as continuous online exchanges between them through a website. The program focused on "knowledge integration" (KI)…

Berger, Hana; Eylon, Bat-Sheva; Bagno, Esther

2008-01-01

408

Physical Activity and Beverages in Home- and Center-Based Child Care Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To describe and compare obesity prevention practices related to physical activity and beverages in home- and center-based child care programs. Methods: A telephone survey of licensed home- and center-based child care programs in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington between October and December 2008. Results: Most programs

Tandon, Pooja S.; Garrison, Michelle M.; Christakis, Dimitri A.

2012-01-01

409

Seven health physics calculator programs for the HP-41CV  

SciTech Connect

Several user-oriented programs for the Hewlett-Packard HP-41CV are explained. The first program builds, stores, alters, and ages a list of radionuclides. This program only handles single- and double-decay chains. The second program performs convenient conversions for the six nuclides of concern in plutonium handling. The conversions are between mass, activity, and weight percents of the isotopes. The source can be aged and/or neutron generation rates can be computed. The third program is a timekeeping program that improves the process of manually estimating and tracking personnel exposure during high dose rate tasks by replacing the pencil, paper, and stopwatch method. This program requires a time module. The remaining four programs deal with computations of time-integrated air concentrations at various distances from an airborne release. Building wake effects, source depletion by ground deposition, and sector averaging can all be included in the final printout of the X/Q - Hanford and X/Q - Pasquill programs. The shorter versions of these, H/Q and P/Q, compute centerline or sector-averaged values and include a subroutine to facilitate dose estimation by entering dose factors and quantities released. The horizontal and vertical dispersion parameters in the Pasquill-Gifford programs were modeled with simple, two-parameter functions that agreed very well with the usual textbook graphs. 8 references, 7 appendices.

Rittmann, P.D.

1984-08-01

410

Fitness Promotion Strategies for K-12 Physical Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Hill, Grant; Turner, Bud

2004-01-01

411

The Rutgers Undergraduate Physics Program: Preparing Students for Varied Careers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kalelkar, Mohan

2009-03-01

412

The Physics Learning Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2006-05-01

413

The effects of two physical fitness programs designed for mentally retarded adults.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to design a systematic program of fitness training that enhances physical fitness of mentally retarded adults in sheltered workshops. The first phase of the study was a six-month program conducted by physical education graduate students while the second phase was four months in duration and led by workshop employees. Instructors followed a manual containing 48 lesson plans that were specifically prepared for mentally retarded participants. The physical fitness programs were evaluated using the Canadian Standardized Test of Fitness. MANOVA results revealed that both the six-month and four-month programs increased the physical fitness of the mentally retarded workers, although cardiovascular endurance improved only as a function of the four-month program. PMID:3359364

Montgomery, D L; Reid, G; Seidl, C

1988-03-01

414

Preparing Teachers to Develop a Successful Physics Program in an Urban Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This session presented at the 2010 PTEC Conference focused on the challenges, opportunities, and unique needs that associated with building and maintaining a physics program in an urban classroom. The panel was composed of physics and physical science teachers who have taught in urban school districts. Among others, the session addressed such questions as: "What makes the students in an urban environment unique?" "What are some successful strategies for teaching physics in an urban classroom?" and "What can physics departments and colleges of education do to help prepare future physics teachers to be successful in an urban classroom?"

Anderson, Jon

2010-03-01

415

High-Energy Physics Outstanding Junior Investigating Program  

SciTech Connect

Throughout the past ?ve years I have worked to uncover what physics lies beyond that of the standard model. My main focus in the ?rst two and a half years has been to understand physics at the electroweak scale, and to a lesser extent understand the relationship between particle physics and cosmology. My ?nal two and a half years was spent on studying the feasibility of discovering “non-standard” models of electroweak physics at hadron colliders, working in close contact with experimentalists at the Tevatron and the LHC. My biggest successes during this period has been both in electroweak physics – expanding our understanding of the Higgs sector in supersymmetric theories and ultraviolet completions of little Higgs theories – and in collider physics – discovering a method for identifying high momentum top quarks and realizing the potential for LHCb to discover some versions of supersymmetry. I have also made some progress towards a particle physics/e?ective ?eld theory solution of the cosmological constant problem.

Kaplan, David, E.

2009-10-12

416

Close Encounters: Lessons From an Indigenous MBA Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entrepreneurship is perceived to be a key to revitalizing the economies of American Indian communities. Gonzaga University offers an MBA specifically designed to prepare tribal college instructors to teach entrepreneurship. Beginning with the relevant background on the need for and benefit of indigenous management education, this article describes the elements of this unique program such as the cohort system, on-line

Daniel Stewart; Molly B. Pepper

2011-01-01

417

A Physics-Oriented College Motivation Program for Minority Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of the Colorado Mexican-American Student Program was to motivate capable Mexican American students to consider the possibility of attending college. Students for the program were selected according to the following criteria: (1) Mexican American ancestry, (2) completion of at least grade 10, (3) promising academic potential, and (4)…

Chappell, Willard R.; Baur, James F.

418

A Physics-Oriented College Motivation Program for Minority Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The objective of the Colorado Mexican-American Student Program was to motivate capable Mexican American students to consider the possibility of attending college. Students for the program were selected according to the following criteria: (1) Mexican American ancestry, (2) completion of at least grade 10, (3) promising academic potential, and (4)…

Chappell, Willard R.; Baur, James F.

419

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2013-03-01

420

Factors associated with cancer survivors’ selection between two group physical activity programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction  Physical activity programs have health benefits for cancer survivors, but little is known about factors that influence cancer\\u000a survivors’ actual choices between different physical activity programs. To address this knowledge gap, we examined factors\\u000a associated with selecting between two group physical activity programs.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  The present study is nested in a non-randomized trial. After attending an orientation to learn about the

Cindy L. Carter; Georgiana Onicescu; Kathleen B. Cartmell; Katherine R. Sterba; James Tomsic; Todd Fox; Erica Dunmeyer; Anthony J. Alberg

2010-01-01

421

Basic physics program for a low energy antiproton source in North America  

SciTech Connect

We summarize much of the important science that could be learned at a North American low energy antiproton source. It is striking that there is such a diverse and multidisciplinary program that would be amenable to exploration. Spanning the range from high energy particle physics to nuclear physics, atomic physics, and condensed matter physics, the program promises to offer many new insights into these disparate branches of science. It is abundantly clear that the scientific case for rapidly proceeding towards such a capability in North America is both alluring and strong. 38 refs., 2 tabs.

Bonner, B.E.; Nieto, M.M.

1987-01-01

422

The physical condition from the perspective of complexity: Application of a physical activity program for Alzheimer's disease  

Microsoft Academic Search

Alzheimer's disease is a sickness that has been studied from various areas of knowledge (biomarkers, brain structure, behavior, cognitive impairment). Our aim was to develop and to apply a protocol of programmed physical activity according to a non-linear methodology to enhance or diminish the deterioration of cognitive and motor functions of adults with this disease, using concepts of complexity theory

Yves de Saá Guerra; Juan Manuel Martín González; Samuel Sarmiento Montesdeoca; David Rodríguez Ruiz; Dario Rodríguez Matoso

2011-01-01

423

BEST PRACTICES IN COLLEGE TEACHING: ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE Best Practice Presentation  

Microsoft Academic Search

To paraphrase Henry Mintzberg, Entrepreneurship (like management, like swimming) may be difficult to teach in a traditional classroom (Mintzberg, 2004). Or at least the task is much more difficult since the classical entrepreneurial profile is seen as more \\

Joseph Bucci

424

Entrepreneurship and Small-Enterprise Development. First Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development Project, financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a three-year effort to develop rigorous methods for selecting entrepreneurs with high-success potential, and for ...

1984-01-01

425

Colorado School of Mines Society of Physics Students Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the reinstatement of CSM's chapter of the Society of Physics Students last year, we have been dedicated to spreading the knowledge of physics through outreach while providing both social and professional events for students and the community. We did many things last year that we intend to repeat this year. In August we participate in Celebration of Mines, doing interesting demonstrations while informing new students about our organization. In autumn, a haunted physics lab is built, SPS and the CSM Physics Department hold Physics Week, and volunteers judge science fairs at local schools. In spring, a workshop is held for students to apply for summer internships and REUs and students enjoy a fun night of bowling. SPS also prepares demonstrations for the Associated Students of CSM to use in their Into the Streets volunteer event and co-organizes Mitchell Elementary School's Family Math and Science Night. Last year, we hosted the Colorado/Wyoming AAPT and SPS Zone 14 meeting. This year, we will host an E-days dunk tank and soapbox derby. At the end of the year, a department barbeque is held to finish off the spring semester. For our efforts, we accepted a Marsh White award for demonstrations in addition to a SOCK and outstanding chapter award from SPS national.

Moore, Shirley; Otzenberger, Marty

2009-10-01

426

Early international entrepreneurship in China: Extent and determinants  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use data on 3,948 Chinese firms obtained from the World Bank’s Investment Climate Private Enterprise Survey to investigate\\u000a early international entrepreneurship (international new ventures) in China. The extent of early international entrepreneurship\\u000a in China is significant: 62% of the exporting firms start export operations within 3 years. Foreign shareholders within the\\u000a firm and an entrepreneur with previous exporting experience are

Wim Naudé; Stephanié Rossouw

2010-01-01

427

Technological Entrepreneurship: Key Themes and Emerging Research Directions  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

S. A. Zahra; J. C. Hayton

428

The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact that entrepreneurship education can have on entrepreneurial outcomes. The author aims to investigate the perceived influence that various entrepreneurship education courses have had on a cohort of 64 graduate entrepreneurs from eight HEIs in the UK. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Semi-structured, in-depth telephone interviews were conducted annually over a ten

Harry Matlay

2008-01-01

429

Entrepreneurship education in the UK: a longitudinal perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper sets out to critically evaluate contemporary entrepreneurship education initiatives in the UK. The authors seek to compare and contrast various entrepreneurship education methods, approaches and curricula as well as relevant outcomes, in the UK context. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Longitudinal case studies were used, over a ten-year period (1995-2004), to analyse in-depth qualitative data relating to the development

Harry Matlay; Charlotte Carey

2007-01-01

430

An examination of entrepreneurship education in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to provide an analytical overview of the current state of entrepreneurship education in the USA for the years 2004-2005. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The author performed an extensive review of the literature in entrepreneurship education and enhanced the review by conducting a national survey of two and four-year colleges and universities. This survey was the sixth since

George Solomon

2007-01-01

431

Effects of a physical education program on physical activity, fitness, and health in children: the JuvenTUM project.  

PubMed

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of a school-based prevention program on physical activity, fitness, and obesity. We performed a prospective study in eight Bavarian primary schools (n?=?724 children, 8.4?±?0.7 years) randomized one to one to either an intervention school (IS, n?=?427) or a control school (CS, n?=?297). Children in IS attended 10 health-related lessons at school over a period of 1 year. Parents and teachers attended two and three educational health-related lessons, respectively, and also received 10 newsletters on health issues. Daily physical activity (??60?min/day), physical fitness (six-item test battery), and anthropometric data were obtained at baseline and after 1?year. Physical activity and physical fitness increased in IS, but it failed to reach significant intervention effects. Nevertheless, a reduction in waist circumference was observed for all children [mean change 1.7 cm; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.2-2.3; P??90th percentile, n?=?99, mean change 3.2 cm; 95% CI 1.5-4.8; P?program involving children, parents, and teachers revealed that a generalized approach increasing physical activity will even be favorable in a subgroup of obese children. PMID:22092492

Siegrist, M; Lammel, C; Haller, B; Christle, J; Halle, M

2011-09-29

432

Evaluation of the Army Physical Training and Weight Control Programs. Part 3. The Revised Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents an improved survey based on our prior experience, and offers a suggested methodology for evaluating physical fitness programs. The revised survey retains sections dealing with exercise frequency, intensity, and duration, organizationa...

J. M. King D. E. O'Brien D. A. Mangelsdorff

1986-01-01

433

Clinical Aviation Medicine: A Physical-Conditioning Program for Cardiac Patients - a Progress Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Twenty men with well-documented episodes of myocardial infarction participated in a physical-conditioning program for 3 months or longer during the past 2 years. The activity consisted of intermittent jogging, calesthenics, and competitive games conducted...

J. Naughton M. T. Lategola K. Shanbour

1966-01-01

434

Computational-physics program of the National MFE Computer Center  

SciTech Connect

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.

Mirin, A.A.

1982-02-01

435

Interesting aspects of the STAR detector and physics program  

SciTech Connect

The Solenoidal Tracker At RHIC (STAR) is a large acceptance collider detector scheduled to begin operation at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in the fall of 1999. Simply stated, the physics goals of STAR are, (1) to study the behavior of strongly interacting matter at high energy density; (2) to search for signatures of a deconfined partonic phase of matter; and (3) to study the importance of spin as a fundamental property of QCD interactions and measure the spin-dependent parton distributions (gluon, valence quark, sea quark) of the proton. The detector design and methods of accomplishing the physics goals are addressed in this report.

Hallman, T.J.; STAR Collaboration

1996-12-31

436

The Computational Physics Program of the National MFE Computer Center  

SciTech Connect

The computational physics group is involved in several areas of fusion research. One main area is the application of multidimensional Fokker-Planck and transport codes to tokamaks and compact toroids. Another major area is the investigation of resistive magnetohydrodynamics in three dimensions, with applications to compact toroids and reversed field pinches. A third major area is the investigation of kinetic instabilities using a 3-D particle code. This work is often coupled with the task of numerically generating equilibria which model experimental devices. In addition to these computational physics studies, the group is making a major effort at ascertaining how to efficiently utilize multiprocessor computers.

Mirin, A.A.

1987-01-01

437

Entrepreneurship education: relationship between education and entrepreneurial activity.  

PubMed

The importance of entrepreneurial activity for the economic growth of countries is now well established. The relevant literature suggests important links between education, venture creation and entrepreneurial performance, as well as between entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurial activity. The primary purpose of this paper is to provide some insights about entrepreneurship education. The meaning of entrepreneurship education is explained, and the significant increase of these educational programmes is highlighted. Literature has been suggesting that the most suitable indicator to evaluate the results of entrepreneurship education is the rate of new business creation. However, some studies indicate that the results of such programmes are not immediate. Therefore, many researchers try to understand the precursors of venture creation, concluding that is necessary to carry out longitudinal studies. Based on an overview of the research published about the existing linkage of entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial activity, the main topics studied by different academics are addressed. For the authors, the positive impact of entrepreneurship education puts a double challenge on governments in the future: the increased need of financial funds to support entrepreneurship education and the choice of the correct educational programme. PMID:21774900

Raposo, Mário; do Paço, Arminda

2011-08-01

438

A school-based behavior modification, nutrition education, and physical activity program for obese children13  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sixty-three obese children, ages 5 to 12 yr, participated in a school-based program of behavior modification, nutrition education, and physical activity. The 10-wk program involved educating the children and those in the childrens' social network (parents, teachers, physical education instructor, food service personnel, school administrators, and the nurse's aide). Two methods were used to evaluate weight loss: the children were

Kelly D. Brownell; Frederick S. Kaye

1982-01-01

439

Nuclear engineering, health physics, and radioactive waste management fellowship program: Summary of program activities: Nuclear engineering and health physics fellowship, 1985-1986  

SciTech Connect

Progress is reported in the nuclear engineering and health physics elements of the fellowship program. Statistics are given on numbers of student applications and new appointments, the degree areas of applicants, GPA and GRE score averages of the fellows, and employment of completed fellows. (LEW)

Not Available

1986-01-01

440

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

DETERLINE, WILLIAM A.; KLAUS, DAVID J.

441

How to Build a Thriving Undergrad Physics Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This case study describes the efforts of the Cal Poly Pomona faculty to increase the number of physics majors. By using a number of recruitment, reform, and retention strategies, the university was able to increase their average number of graduates from 10 or fewer per year in 2009 to 21 in 2012.

Salik, Ertan; Small, Alex

2012-06-14

442

A Physical Education Program for Preschoolers of All Abilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Maeda, Julienne K.; Randall, Lynn M.

2002-01-01

443

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

DETERLINE, WILLIAM A.; KLAUS, DAVID J.

444

Integrative Curriculum Program for Physical Education: Classroom on the Court  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Integrative curriculum has been noted as a best practice toward effective learning. Quality physical educators struggle and search for different ways to integrate other content areas (e.g.., language arts, math, and social studies) into their daily lessons; however, due to budgetary limitations, they must find ways to do so with educationally…

Irwin, Carol C.; Irwin, Richard L.; Hays, Brandon

2011-01-01

445

ATOMIC PHYSICS, AN AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, VOLUME 2, SUPPLEMENT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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) ISOTOPES AND MASS NUMBERS, (2) MEASURING ATOMIC MASS, (3) DISCOVERY OF THE NUCLEUS, (4) STRUCTURE OF THE NUCLEUS, (5) DISCOVERY OF THE NEUTRON, (6) NUCLEAR REACTIONS,…

DETERLINE, WILLIAM A.; KLAUS, DAVID J.

446

Evaluation of 'Healthy Beginnings'; Fort Carson's Pregnancy Physical Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As the operational tempo of the armed services increases, all soldiers are expected to be in top physical condition to endure military operations and increase unit readiness. With women now making up 11 percent of the military, special issues, such as pre...

J. F. Schillaci

1999-01-01

447

CONVERGENCE: WHY STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IS A SUBSET OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present article traces the roots of strategic management theory, the evolution of entrepreneurship research, and the changes presently manifesting themselves in the business and education environments, to suggest that Entrepreneurship theory is now the natural \\

Scott Browne; Rich Harms

448

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

449

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Anderson, Lougenia; Gales, Larry

450

Embedding Physical Activity and Nutrition in Early Care and Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Deiner, Penny Low; Qiu, Wei

2007-01-01

451

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

452

Adherence to a Physical Activity Program by Older Adults in Brazil  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

de Souza, Doralice Lange; Vendruscolo, Rosecler

2010-01-01

453

Teachers' Perceptions toward the Secondary Physical Education Program in the State of Kuwait  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this research was to determine the perceptions of physical education teachers and supervisors toward the secondary physical education program in eight domains in the State of Kuwait. Stratified and cluster sampling were used to select two schools of female teachers and two schools of male teachers from each district (6 districts);…

Al-Kandari, Khaled A.

2011-01-01

454

Determinants of Teacher Implementation of Youth Fitness Tests in School-Based Physical Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: Millions of American children are participating in fitness testing in school-based physical education (PE) programs. However, practitioners and researchers in the field of PE have questioned the need for regular or mandatory youth fitness testing. This was partly because a significant improvement in youth fitness and physical activity…

Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Silverman, Stephen

2009-01-01

455

Teachers' Use of Fitness Tests in School-Based Physical Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was designed to investigate the status of teachers' use of fitness tests in school-based physical education programs. Full-time physical education teachers (N = 325) in 10 states participated. A questionnaire was developed specifically for this study to collect data. Various methods were utilized to lend evidence for the reliability…

Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Silverman, Stephen

2004-01-01

456

A feminist poststructuralist examination into the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Awards Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this viewpoint is to systematically synthesise the intersection of research that focuses on poststructuralism as related to a physical education discourse (namely President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Awards Program). A feminist poststructuralist framework will be used to investigate the ways in which the hegemonic design of norm?referenced youth fitness tests influence students’ gendering of the body through the

Elizabeth A. Domangue; Melinda A. Solmon

2009-01-01

457

A Feminist Poststructuralist Examination into the President's Challenge Physical Fitness Awards Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this viewpoint is to systematically synthesise the intersection of research that focuses on poststructuralism as related to a physical education discourse (namely President's Challenge Physical Fitness Awards Program). A feminist poststructuralist framework will be used to investigate the ways in which the hegemonic design of…

Domangue, Elizabeth A.; Solmon, Melinda A.

2009-01-01

458

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2010-01-01

459

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Anderson, Lougenia; Gales, Larry

460

Juvenile Counselor Physical Conditioning Course. Standards and Training for Corrections Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual introduces and explains the juvenile counselor physical training course developed as part of the evaluation procedures for juvenile counselor candidates in the Standards and Training for Corrections program in California. The manual is organized in four sections. The first section introduces the physical conditioning module, including…

California State Board of Corrections, Sacramento.

461

A case study of a workplace recreation-based physical activity program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Physical activity is a modifiable risk factor that can improve people's health. The purpose of this case study is to examine a workplace recreation-based physical activity program using a social ecological approach to wellness. Qualitative data were collected from documents, observations and interviews with current, past and potential participants. Three primary themes emerged from the data collection: leadership, social support

Candice M. Bruton; Christopher Vurnakes; Kathryn Martin; Warren Perry; Karla A. Henderson

2012-01-01

462

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-04-01

463

Teaching in an Urban, Multiracial Physical Education Program: The Power of Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify contextual factors affecting the conduct of a physical education program in an urban, multiracial junior high school. Using particiant observation, formal interviews, and informal discussion with teachers and students, the investigator spent 84 hours in the school observing class and nonclass interactions. Four contextual factors affecting the conduct of the physical education

Patricia S. Griffin

1985-01-01

464

Physical activity and nutrition program for seniors (PANS): protocol of a randomized controlled trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Along with reduced levels of physical activity, older Australian's mean energy consumption has increased. Now over 60% of older Australians are considered overweight or obese. This study aims to confirm if a low-cost, accessible physical activity and nutrition program can improve levels of physical activity and diet of insufficiently active 60-70 year-olds. METHODS\\/DESIGN: This 12-month home-based randomised controlled trial

Linda Burke; Jonine Jancey; Peter Howat; Andy Lee; Deborah Kerr; Trevor Shilton; Andrew Hills; Annie Anderson

2010-01-01

465

Physical Properties of the Benchmark Models Program Supercritical Wing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of the Benchmark Models Program is to provide data usefulin the development and evaluation of aeroelastic computational fluiddynamics (CFD) codes. To that end, a series of three similar wingmodels are being flutter tested in the Langley Transonic Dynamics Tunnel.These models are designed to simultaneously acquire model response dataand unsteady surface pressure data during wing flutter conditions. Thesupercritical wing

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

1993-01-01

466

Physical Attractiveness Stereotyping on American Television Programs: A Content Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The frequencies of specific types of verbal attractiveness stereotypes portrayed on television commercials and regular programs were determined in two studies. In the first, the 4,294 commercials aired between 8 and 10 p.m. on the 3 major networks were ob...

A. C. Downs S. K. Harrison

1983-01-01

467

Physical Attractiveness Stereotyping on American Television Programs: A Content Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The frequencies of specific types of verbal attractiveness stereotypes portrayed on television commercials and regular programs were determined in two studies. In the first, the 4,294 commercials aired between 8 and 10 p.m. on the 3 major networks were observed during a 7-day period in the spring of 1982. Statements related to attractiveness were…

Downs, A. Chris; Harrison, Sheila K.

468

Women's responses to an activity-based introductory physics program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It has been said that women ought to like science courses that are hands-on, collaborative, and afford a high degree of personal attention. In this article we examine this assumption by considering some women's responses to Workshop Physics-a calculus-based introductory course sequence in which lectures are abandoned in favor of activity-based collaborative work enhanced by the use of integrated computer tools. Early in the development of the Workshop curriculum an attitude survey revealed that pre-medical junior and senior women were more negative about their experience than either their male counterparts or freshmen and sophomore students. We explored reasons for this phenomenon by interviewing a group of women who had enrolled in Workshop Physics courses.

Laws, Priscilla W.; Rosborough, Pamela J.; Poodry, Frances J.

1999-07-01

469

Computational physics program of the National MFE Computer Center  

SciTech Connect

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.

Mirin, A.A.

1980-08-01

470

Characteristics of elementary school principals and their support for the physical education program.  

PubMed

The purpose was to describe the characteristics of elementary school principals who support elementary physical education programs. A statewide random sample of 500 elementary school principals and their respective elementary physical education teachers (n = 500) were mailed questionnaires. A total of 321 principals responded (64%) to a 20-item questionnaire which assessed their physical fitness and their perceptions of elementary physical education. A total of 340 physical education teacher (68%) responded to a 23-item survey assessing their perceptions of their elementary principals' support for the physical education program. The majority of teachers perceived their principals to be supportive of them and the physical education program. A series of t tests showed no significant differences in principals' age, gender, years of experience as a principal, or how important they thought health and physical education was compared to other subjects taught in the elementary school and how supportive of physical education the principals were perceived to be. Finally, a stepwise backward multiple regression analysis indicated that seven variables, including fitness of the principal and body mass index, did not explain more than 13% of the variance in teachers' perceived support by principals. PMID:8532473

Lock, R S; Telljohann, S K; Price, J H

1995-08-01

471

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

PubMed Central

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.

2009-01-01

472

Establishing an undergraduate research program in physics: How it was done  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the fall of 1969, MIT extended an open invitation to all of its undergraduate students to join the professional research activities of the faculty. This undergraduate research program rapidly increased in size, scope, impact, and diversity. In this article we report on the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in the MIT Physics Department: the philosophy and objectives of the

Samuel A. Cohen; Margaret L. A. MacVicar

1976-01-01

473

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2012-01-01

474

An Evaluation of Physical Fitness in the 'Pro-Life' Program, 2d Infantry Division, Korea.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In May 1973, a comprehensive program called 'Pro-Life' was instituted in the 2d Infantry Division, South Korea. This program included an extensive physical training regimen. The purpose of this study was to: (1) evaluate the effectiveness of this training...

J. F. Patton J. A. Vogel

1976-01-01

475

Factors Influencing Transfer of Responsibility-Based Physical Activity Program Goals into Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate what influences the transfer of responsibility-based physical activity program goals into classrooms. Participants were the two boys and three girls (age range 9-11) who had participated in the program one to three semesters, with at least an 80% attendance rate. Data were collected from individual…

Lee, Okseon; Martinek, Tom

2012-01-01

476

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2011-01-01

477

After-School All-Stars: Providing Structured Health and Physical Activity Programs in Urban Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Physical education time has been reduced or even eliminated in middle and high schools in favor of more time for standardized test preparation, especially in urban schools and inner cities. One way to replace the time lost is by providing it after school as part of a comprehensive program. After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is such a program,…

Thompson, Walter R.

2009-01-01

478

The relationship between goal difficulty and performance in the context of a physical activity intervention program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses the relationship between goal difficulty and performance within the context of an ongoing activity intervention program called New Wellness Solutions (NWS). The NWS program employs a mobile device to enable moment-to- moment monitoring and progress feedback. In order to assess the relationship between goal difficulty and physical performance, we analyzed the data of a recently completed NWS

Joyca Lacroix; Privender Saini; Roger Holmes

2008-01-01

479

After-School All-Stars: Providing Structured Health and Physical Activity Programs in Urban Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical education time has been reduced or even eliminated in middle and high schools in favor of more time for standardized test preparation, especially in urban schools and inner cities. One way to replace the time lost is by providing it after school as part of a comprehensive program. After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is such a program, networked…

Thompson, Walter R.

2009-01-01

480

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Jones, Lyle V., Ed.; And Others

481

The Effect of a Physical Fitness Program on Low-Fit Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the effects of participation in an after school physical fitness program emphasizing aerobics on low-fit elementary students. Data were collected on four occasions. The program had a positive impact on field test measures but did not improve body fatness, cardiovascular responses to exercise, and blood lipid profiles. (SM)|

Ignico, Arlene A.; Mahon, Anthony D.

1995-01-01

482

Factors Influencing Transfer of Responsibility-Based Physical Activity Program Goals into Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to investigate what influences the transfer of responsibility-based physical activity program goals into classrooms. Participants were the two boys and three girls (age range 9-11) who had participated in the program one to three semesters, with at least an 80% attendance rate. Data were collected from individual…

Lee, Okseon; Martinek, Tom

2012-01-01

483

IMPACT OF A 16WEEK BEHAVIORAL WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAM ON DIETARY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHANGES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Behavioral weight loss programs have been shown to be effective for short-term weight loss, however the impact of these programs on dietary changes is unclear. This study examined the changes in participant’s diet and physical activity over the course of a 16-week Internet behavioral weight-loss program. A single-center randomized controlled trial was conducted from August 2008 to December 2008 in

Eunkyung Lee

2010-01-01

484

Use of a pretest strategy for physical therapist assistant programs to predict success rate on the national physical therapy exam.  

PubMed

This study investigated a pretest strategy that identified physical therapist assistant (PTA) students who were at risk of failure on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Program assessment data from five cohorts of PTA students (2005-2009) were used to develop a stepwise multiple regression formula that predicted first-time NPTE licensure scores. Data used included the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, grades from eight core courses, grade point average upon admission to the program, and scores from three mock NPTE exams given during the program. Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated between each of the 15 variables and NPTE scores. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed using data collected at the ends of the first, second, and third (final) semesters of the program. Data from the class of 2010 were then used to validate the formula. The end-of-program formula accounted for the greatest variance (57%) in predicted scores. Those students scoring below a predicted scaled score of 620 were identified to be at risk of failure of the licensure exam. These students were counseled, and a remedial plan was developed based on regression predictions prior to them sitting for the licensure exam. PMID:23752234

Sloas, Stacey B; Keith, Becky; Whitehead, Malcolm T

2013-01-01

485

[Effect of a physical activity program on the anthropometric and physical fitness of women over 60 years].  

PubMed

This paper wants to determine the incidence of twelve weeks of physical activity on physical capacity and morphology of women over 60 yrs without disabilities in the district of Iquique, Chile. Before and after the intervention period was determined anthropometric characteristics and physical fitness status of the sample. Anthropometric variables were weight, height and waist and hip circumferences. The Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Hip was determined. To evaluate the status of the physical condition was used handgrip dynamometry test, countermovement vertical jump and get in and out. The balance was tested through the test of visual reference monopodal balance and flexibility through the test of trunk flexion (sit and reach test). Results show a positive effect of the intervention program on the performance of every physical test (p < 0.05). Anthropometric parameters showed a reduction in waist-hip ratio (p = 0.029) and waist circumference (p = 0.014), without rest of the variables analyzed showed changes of interest. Among the observed associations, vertical jump test showed a negative correlation with balance test and getting in and out test, both before and after treatment (R = -0.495, R = -0.699 in PREtest and R = -0.373, R = -0.463 at the POSTtest for the CMJ relation and balance and CMJ and Ln S-L test respectively, P < 0.05). In conclusion, a program of physical activity lasting 12 weeks, improves physical capacity (balance, grip strength, leg strength and flexibility) and anthropometric parameters (waist-hip ratio and waist circumference), in healthy women over 60yrs of the district of Iquique, Chile. PMID:23478694

Araya, S; Padial, P; Feriche, B; Gálvez, A; Pereira, J; Mariscal-Arcas, M

486

The development of entrepreneurial competences: entrepreneurship education in Italian universities and firms' organizational models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The aim of the paper is to provide a preliminary analysis of entrepreneurship courses and curricula in Italian universities and to compare them with the demand for entrepreneurial and managerial competences in Italian firms. The analysis is based on a census of entrepreneurship courses and curricula presently run by Italian universities. Entrepreneurship education in Italian universities is in its

Sabrina Dubbinia; Donato Iacobucci

487

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

488

An exploratory research on the factors stimulating corporate entrepreneurship in the Greek public sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Practice demonstrates and research validates that entrepreneurship is moving from the individual to the organization and from the private sector to the social and not-for-profit sectors. The present study endeavors to complement the emerging public entrepreneurship literature by aiming to identify which of those factors that stimulate corporate entrepreneurship in the public sector are preferred by entrepreneurial civil

Leonidas A. Zampetakis; Vassilis S. Moustakis

2010-01-01

489

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Byrne, Janice; Fayolle, Alain

2009-01-01

490

Socioeconomic coordinates in the development of entrepreneurship among young people in Romania  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper is tackling the issue of main factors and conditions influencing development of entrepreneurship among young people in Romania. The paper is structural on three parts: the first deals with theoretical basis of entrepreneurship; the second focuses on the stage of economic and social development of youth in Romania, highlighting the favorable and unfavorable factors influencing its entrepreneurship; the

Iulian Neacsu Dalu

2008-01-01

491

EXPLORING YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. EVIDENCE FROM HIGHER EDUCATION IN GREECE  

Microsoft Academic Search

A report of some significant aspects of the youth entrepreneurship in the European Union and especially, at higher education in Greece is presented in this paper. The structure of this study is two -fold. Firstly, the study is introducing a conceptual basis for entrepreneurship as it is declared in the EU. The entrepreneurship is presented in connection with the actions

Nikolaos Karanassios; Michail Pazarskis; Konstantinos Mitsopoulos; Petros Christodoulou

492

Youth Entrepreneurship as a Way of Boosting Indian Economic Competitiveness: A Study of Orissa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, interest in youth entrepreneurship has been fuelled due to high levels of unemployment amongst young people and as a way to foster employment opportunities or to address social exclusion. Youth entrepreneurship has gained more importance in recent years in many countries, with increased interest in entrepreneurship as a way of boosting economic competitiveness and promoting regional development. Based on

Manjusmita Dash; Kulveen Kaur

2012-01-01

493

The context matters : Understanding the evolution of Finnish and Irish entrepreneurship policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper aims to describe the manner in which entrepreneurship policies are embedded in the national contexts and then through analysis offers a deeper understanding of the development of Finnish and Irish entrepreneurship policies. It seeks to focus on three questions: What is the context for entrepreneurship policies in the studied countries?; What kind of governance structure for

Jarna Heinonen; Ulla Hytti; Thomas M. Cooney

2010-01-01

494

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Julie Battilana; Bernard Leca; Eva Boxenbaum

2009-01-01

495

Entrepreneurship, Subjectivism, and the Resource-Based View: Towards a New Synthesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper maintains that the consistent application of subjectivism helps to reconcile contemporary entrepreneurship theory with strategic management research in general, and the resource-based view in particular. The paper synthesizes theoretical insights from Austrian economics and Penrose's (1959) resources approach, arguing that entrepreneurship is inherently subjective and firm specific. This new synthesis describes how entrepreneurship is manifested in teams, and

Nicolai J. Foss; Peter G. Klein; Yasemin Y. Kor; Joseph T. Mahoney

2006-01-01

496

‘Surfing on the ironing board’ – the representation of women's entrepreneurship in German newspapers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite extensive attempts to enhance women's entrepreneurship in Germany, a gender gap continues to exist. This article sets out to analyse the representation of women's entrepreneurship in German media, by analysing how it is depicted in newspapers and how this changes over time. Images transported in media might regulate the nature of women's entrepreneurship, as they contain information about ‘typical’

Leona Achtenhagen; Friederike Welter

2011-01-01

497

The implementation of entrepreneurship education through curriculum reform in Finnish comprehensive schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

How has entrepreneurship education been implemented in Finnish comprehensive schools. A two?part survey was undertaken in 43 municipalities with different educational and socio?economic backgrounds. The first part, in 2005, dealt with the local curriculum reform with a focus on the development of entrepreneurship education. The second part, in 2006, dealt with the implementation of entrepreneurship education. Questionnaires were sent to

2011-01-01

498

Impact of Entrepreneurship Education: A Comparative Study of the U.S. and Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last two decades, entrepreneurship has emerged as a mainstream business discipline in the United States. Even after the collapse of the dotcom phenomenon, the global explosion of e-business and new business opportunities created by advances in information and telecommunication technologies (ICT) have widely popularized entrepreneurship for new venture creation. But while entrepreneurship is becoming more prevalent throughout the

Sang M. Lee; Daesung Chang; Seong-bae Lim

2005-01-01

499

Comparative effectiveness of after-school programs to increase physical activity.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-08-04

500

Comparative Effectiveness of After-School Programs to Increase Physical Activity  

PubMed Central

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.

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