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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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The Story of a Typical Atypical Graduate of the Physics Entrepreneurship Program at Case Western Reserve University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An entrepreneurial perspective to life can lead to wearing a myriad of hats. Long gone is the stereotypical start-up role. Entrepreneurs now hold physics degrees and procure innovation when called upon. An alumni of the Physics Entrepreneurship Program, Adele Luta has spent the last 5 years at NASA developing an innovative approach to spacesuit sizing. Previously, she founded Eleda International consulting firm and is currently working with Adjuvat Biosciences, on a proprietary treatment pancreatic cancer.

Luta, Adele

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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Illuminating the Black Box of Entrepreneurship Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to explore the components of entrepreneurship education programs (EEPs) and their interrelationships to develop a conceptual framework through which entrepreneurship education may be contextually evaluated and developed. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents an extensive literature review of the…

Maritz, Alex; Brown, Christopher R.

2013-01-01

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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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Student Attitude toward Entrepreneurship as Affected by Participation in an SBI Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Before and after participating in the Small Business Institute programs, 220 students completed the Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientation. Students with high locus of control and younger students were more likely to form positive attitudes about entrepreneurship. (SK)

Hatten, Timothy S.; Ruhland, Sheila K.

1995-01-01

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Student Attitude toward Entrepreneurship as Affected by Participation in an SBI Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine college students' entrepreneurial characteristics and attitude change toward entrepreneurship after participation in a Small Business Institute (SBI) program. The sample consisted of 220 college students enrolled in an SBI program during the fall semester 1992, in Region 8. Student participants completed the Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientation (EAO) instrument at the beginning and end

Timothy S. Hatten; Sheila K. Ruhland

1995-01-01

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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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Exporting Entrepreneurship. In Kenya They Teach Students to Create Jobs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A key strategy of the Kenyan government's economic development policy is the promotion of entrepreneurship. Training programs to prepare teachers to teach entrepreneurship education are being established. (JOW)

Nelson, Robert E.; Mburugu, J. B.

1991-01-01

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Physical Oceanography (Program Description)  

NSF Publications Database

... of Ocean Sciences Physical Oceanography Description The Physical Oceanography Program supports ... various quantities, with the way the ocean's physical structure interacts with the biological and ...

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Preparing for Entrepreneurship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rowe, Kenneth L.; Hutt, Roger W.

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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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Trends in the market for entrepreneurship faculty, 1989–1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Todd A. Finkle; David Deeds

2001-01-01

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Pricing Strategy. Unit 10. Level 1. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 301-10.  

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 1 of learning--understanding…

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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Human Resources. Unit 14. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-14.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor guide for a unit on human resources 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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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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Marketing Analysis. Unit 8. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-8.  

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 2 of learning--planning for…

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 learning--understanding…

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

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

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 3 of learning--starting…

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

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Global Markets. Unit 4. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-04.  

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 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 the…

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

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Financial Analysis. Unit 18. Level 2. Instructor Guide. PACE: Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Third Edition. Research & Development Series No. 302-18.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor guide for a unit on financial 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 2 of learning--planning for…

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

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Entrepreneurship Education in American Community Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is an analysis of entrepreneurship-education opportunities at various American community colleges, universities, and business schools. Roughly 100 institutions offer formal educational programs that focus on entrepreneurship; however, approximately 1,500 colleges offer courses in entrepreneurship and small-business management. Community…

Seymour, Nicole

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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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Encouraging Entrepreneurship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author features the Opportunity Funding Corporation's (OFC) Venture Challenge, a business competition that allows HBCU (historically Black colleges and universities) students to develop and foster sustainable business ventures. The OFC Venture Challenge was established to help HBCUs develop a comprehensive entrepreneurship

Anderson, Michelle

2010-01-01

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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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Outcomes of a High School Entrepreneurship Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was a post-evaluation of graduates of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a national program in high schools to promote entrepreneurship knowledge and skills. The study focused on graduates of the NFTE curriculum in an inner-city high school in Los Angeles County, California. Although the NFTE curriculum contains an evaluation…

Doucet, LaRon; Hiatt-Michael, Diana B.

2011-01-01

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Rutgers Physics Teacher Preparation Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Chris D'Amato; Eugenia Etkina

2009-01-01

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Baccalaureate program in medical physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

One category of applied physics presently of great interest is medical physics; in large measure this is due to the increasingly rapid transfer of physical concepts and techniques to the area of health care. The traditional entrance to the medical physics profession is at the master's level. A four-year baccalaureate applied physics program is described, which, among other things, provides

Michael Chopp; A. R. Liboff

1978-01-01

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Hirfl-Csr Physics Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The research activities at HIRFL-CSR cover the fields of the radio-biology, material science, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. This talk will mainly concentrate on the program on nuclear physics with the existing and planned experimental setups at HIRFL-CSR.

Xu, Hushan

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Magnetospheric Physics (Program Description)  

NSF Publications Database

... Magnetospheric Physics Description Supports research on the magnetized plasma envelope of the ... and waves and instabilities in the natural plasma. Also supported are ground-based observational ...

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Physical Meteorology (Program Description)  

NSF Publications Database

... of the atmosphere, with a special emphasis on cloud physics; atmospheric electricity; radiation ... the allocation of observational and computing facilities. For further information visit the ATM ...

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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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Program of hadronic physics investigations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The discussion of a program of hadronic physics investigations includes some of the open questions which may be resolved through studies with the Doubler in its collision mode, and then with external beams. Low momentum-transfer conventional hadron physics is emphasized. Elastic and inelastic scattering, total and differential cross sections, inclusive processes, pomeron exchange and spin flip are covered. (JFP)

1976-01-01

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NASA breakthrough propulsion physics program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 breakthrough methods of energy production to power such devices. Topics of interest include experiments and theories regarding the coupling of gravity and electromagnetism, vacuum fluctuation energy, warp

Marc G. Millis

1999-01-01

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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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Suggestions for the New Social Entrepreneurship Initiative: Focus on Building a Body of Research-Proven Programs, Shown to Produce Major Gains in Education, Poverty Reduction, Crime Prevention, and Other Areas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines a possible approach to implementing the Social Entrepreneurship initiative, focused on building a body of research-proven program models/strategies, and scaling them up, so as to produce major progress in education, poverty reduction, crime prevention, and other areas. The paper summarizes the rationale for this approach, then…

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, 2009

2009-01-01

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Entrepreneurship. Special Packages: Instructional Resources for Vocational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource materials package on entrepreneurship is designed for use by secondary and postsecondary vocational educators in the development or organization of a program in small business management. Section I contains a bibliography of printed materials concerned with entrepreneurship. Information is organized into four parts: getting ready to…

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

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NASA breakthrough propulsion physics program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 breakthrough methods of energy production to power such devices. Topics of interest include experiments and theories regarding the coupling of gravity and electromagnetism, vacuum fluctuation energy, warp drives and wormholes, and superluminal quantum effects. Because these propulsion goals are presumably far from fruition, a special emphasis is to identify affordable, near-term, and credible research that could make measurable progress toward these propulsion goals. The methods of the program and the results of the 1997 workshop are presented. This Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program, managed by Lewis Research Center, is one part of a comprehensive, long range Advanced Space Transportation Plan managed by Marshall Space Flight Center.

Millis, Marc G.

1999-05-01

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NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 breakthrough methods of energy production to power such devices. Topics of interest include experiments and theories regarding the coupling of gravity and electromagnetism, vacuum fluctuation energy, warp drives and worm-holes, and superluminal quantum effects. Because these propulsion goals are presumably far from fruition, a special emphasis is to identify affordable, near-term, and credible research that could make measurable progress toward these propulsion goals. The methods of the program and the results of the 1997 workshop are presented. This Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program, managed by Lewis Research Center, is one part of a comprehensive, long range Advanced Space Transportation Plan managed by Marshall Space Flight Center.

Millis, Marc G.

1998-01-01

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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

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Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Research Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 of a comprehensive, long range Advanced Space Transportation Plan managed by Marshall Space Flight Center. Because the breakthrough goals are beyond existing science, a main emphasis of this program is to establish metrics and ground rules to produce near-term credible progress toward these incredible possibilities. An introduction to the emerging scientific possibilities from which such solutions can be sought is also presented.

Millis, Marc G.

1996-01-01

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The Physics of Designing an Integrated Physics Information Literacy Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research shows that undergraduate physics majors do not receive adequate information literacy instruction. At Miami University we have a very strong undergraduate physics program, especially for schools without a corresponding PhD program. Despite its strengths, the information literacy instruction for the program's undergraduates is not on par with the quality of the rest of the program. This article discusses the

Meghan K. Gamsby

2010-01-01

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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

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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.

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A Program for Excellence in Physics and Physical Science Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a two-year program developed at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to address the need for improvement in physics and physical science teaching in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Discusses participant selection procedures, program evaluation, program impact, and participant developed teaching materials and…

Long, Dale D.; And Others

1992-01-01

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DUSEL and its Physics Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The recent discoveries by the SNO, KamLAND, and Super-K collaborations; the precision measurements at MINOS, Borexino, and K2K; and the significant increases in dark matter sensitivities reported by CDMS and Xenon10, have highlighted the increasing world-wide interest in underground physics, astrophysics and other fields of science that require deep underground laboratory and research facilities. The National Science Foundation has embarked on the third and fourth stages of a program to establish a world-class, multi-disciplinary deep underground science and engineering laboratory - DUSEL. The first stage of this effort to assess the scientific drivers was completed with the release of Deep Science (http://www.deepscience.org/) and the associated Town Meetings (http://cosmology.berkeley.edu/DUSEL/TownmeetingDC07/) in November 2007. I shall review this report's finding on the scientific motivations for DUSEL, the documented shortage of underground space to pursue the experiments, and additional facility requirements that influence DUSEL's design. The NSF's DUSEL Review Panel in July 2007 selected the former Homestake mine in South Dakota as the prime site to be developed for an international world-class research facility. I shall review the Homestake facility plans (http://www.lbl.gov/nsd/homestake/) including the near-term experimental program hosted by the state-sponsored Sanford Laboratory and the plans for the development of the entire site as a multidisciplinary user facility with depths extending to 8000 feet below ground. Our plans for DUSEL as an NSF Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction proposal would provide funding for the facility as well as significant Initial Suite of Experiments (ISE). The Initial Suite of Experiments would be constructed concurrently with the facility as early as 2011 or 2012. I shall review a number of candidate experimental programs being considered for DUSEL's Initial Suite of Experiments of particular interest to the particle physics community including: a comprehensive long baseline neutrino program, nucleon decay experiments, dark matter searches, neutrinoless double beta decay experiments as well as solar and geoneutrino measurements and potential gravity wave and n-nbar oscillation experiments.

Lesko, Kevin

2008-04-01

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COLLECTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: BEYOND DICHOTOMIES (INTERACTIVE PAPER)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Until the last decade, scholars of entrepreneurship focused on the for-profit or commercial model of entrepreneurship, providing a framework for analysis of the process of entrepreneurial development. More recently, entrepreneurship researchers have recognized another form of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and have begun to turn attention to theory development and comparative study. This paper proposes that there is at least one

Elizabeth J. Gatewood; Jeanne M. Simonelli

2010-01-01

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Entrepreneurship Education and Training Programmes: A Review and Evaluation--Part 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study of six European entrepreneurship education programs, especially those focused on high tech/knowledge-based entrepreneurship, finds considerable variety in terms of institutional type, target audience, and duration and considerable convergence of learning strategies, methods, and content. Successful programs focus on a specific population,…

Garavan, Thomas N.; O'Cinneide, Barra

1994-01-01

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Bring Snowshoes into Your Physical Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author discusses the integration of snow sports, particularly snowshoeing into the physical education programs by school districts. Here, the author discusses the fitness benefits gained by students in snowshoeing. Among other things, the author mentions that information on how to integrate snow sports into a physical education program is…

Tarallo, Mary Jo

2004-01-01

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Food Business Entrepreneurship  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Weber, Peter

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Seeding Entrepreneurship across Campus: Early Implementation Experiences of the Kauffman Campuses Initiative. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although entrepreneurship has long been considered a fundamental aspect of American society, its development as an academic field in U.S. colleges and universities is relatively recent and on-campus entrepreneurship programs have been most commonly found in business schools. Because entrepreneurs and innovative ideas can arise from within any…

Hulsey, Lara; Rosenberg, Linda; Kim, Benita

2006-01-01

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From Craft to Science: Teaching Models and Learning Processes in Entrepreneurship Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Fayolle, Alain; Gailly, Benoit

2008-01-01

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Physical Education in a Marine Studies Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Underwater Education and Research Program at Temple University is a multidisciplinary marine studies program which encompasses the School of Medicine and the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and Engineering Technology. The program has two purposes: it is involved in many research studies, and its…

Leahy, Robert

1981-01-01

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[Osteomyoarticular injuries in a physical conditioning program].  

PubMed

From the follow-up of one hundred and thirty patients in a physical conditioning program during the period of one year, partially disabling lesions with preliminary complaints were observed at the beginning of the program in thirteen patients, and lesions during the development of the program were observed in nineteen patients. Within the first group, four patients had to quit the program, two temporarily and two definitively. In the second group, five patients had to interrupt the program for periods varying from twenty days to two months. In both groups, treatment involving physical agents, kinesiotherapy and drugs was proposed. Interruptions in the physical conditioning program for periods longer than three weeks imply in considerable reduction of the cardiovascular benefits. The clinician must be aware of the fact that sedentary patients have not only cardiovascular, but also musculoskeletal deconditioning. These patients must be evaluated by the physiatrist in order that the disabling lesions be avoided and treated. PMID:8284586

Battistella, L R; Shinzato, G T; Kiss, H C; Santomauro, A C; Yazbek, P

1993-01-01

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NASA Langley physical examination program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A comprehensive survey was made of the NASA Headquarters in the Washington, D. C. area, and medical facilities capable to provide satisfactory and economical services to employees within a reasonable traveling range. The program to improve medical services is described.

Mcarthur, R. L.

1975-01-01

60

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

61

Report on THECB Decisions Regarding Physics Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In April 2010, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopted rules requiring bachelor's programs to produce 25 majors in five years and master's degree programs to produce 15 in five years. In Fall 2011, a number of physics programs were facing the loss of degree programs. Data regarding the decisions will be presented including the effects on non-physics areas. This presentation will focus on the discussion during the Coordinating Board meeting at which these appeals were presented and on the current coalition that is under consideration by the Coordinating Board.

Galloway, Heather

2012-03-01

62

International Entrepreneurship Education: Postgraduate Business Student Experiences of Entrepreneurship Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rae, David; Woodier-Harris, Naomi

2012-01-01

63

PACE. A Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Part II: Becoming an Entrepreneur. Unit E: Choosing the Type of Ownership. Research and Development Series No. 194 B-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 seven instructional units in Part II is establishing a business. Unit E focuses on the three major types of…

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

64

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.

65

The Physics After School Special (PASS) Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physics After School Special program, or PASS program, funded by the Marsh White award, was a collaborative enrichment program between Angelo State University's SPS chapter and the local YMCA. The overall goal of this program was to educate young children in physical concepts, educate through hands on activities, to build a mentor-mentee relationship between the children and our SPS volunteers, and to encourage interest in scientific fields. Originally planned to for second to fifth grade students the program was implemented with kindergarten to fourth grade students. This proved to challenge the curriculum but adjustments were made to become more suitable to the age group. We present the program specifics and share results of this outreach program.

Anderson, James; Dunham, Hardin; Sauncy, Toni

2012-10-01

66

Mexican-American Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although business ownership has implications for income inequality, wealth accumulation and job creation, surprisingly little research explores why Mexican-Americans are less likely to start businesses and why the businesses that they start are less successful on average than non-Latino whites. We conduct a comprehensive analysis of Mexican-American entrepreneurship using microdata from the 2000 U.S. Census, the matched and unmatched March

Robert W. Fairlie; Christopher Woodruff

2008-01-01

67

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.

68

Nuclear Physics Programs at RIBF  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I report present status and perspectives of "RI Beam Factory (RIBF)" at RIKEN. RIBF is a top world-class in-flight RIB facility. Emphasis is given to on-going and future programs at the new facility through introducing experimental devices and recent highlights.

Sakurai, H.

2013-09-01

69

Dynamics, Experimental Economics, and Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Economic experiments are introduced and proposed as the methodology of choice for a subset of research questions in technological entrepreneurship, an approach that has not yet been used in this field. Moreover, we provide an entrepreneurship-specific framework that matches types of research questions and feasible empirical methods. For example, a very dynamic environment is seen as a threat to most

Christian Schade

2005-01-01

70

Youth Physical Fitness. Suggestions for School Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical education is an essential part of basic general education. Aside from the influence of heredity and nutrition, physical education is the only way in the school's instructional program to insure the development of organic vigor and vitality. It is the only organized means for the development of nerve/muscle skills that are so essential to…

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

71

Admissions Procedures in Physical Therapy Educational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 117 physical therapy education programs investigated the admissions process, criteria, and interview procedures. Interviews were conducted at 67% of programs; mean applicant number was 115. Most used standard interview questions and provided interviewer training. A weighted variable system for making student selections, based on both…

Seymour, Ron; Gramet, Pamela

1995-01-01

72

New space physics undergraduate degree program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Prescott campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is helping prepare the next generation of physicists by launching a new SPACE PHYSICS undergraduate degree program encompassing four areas of specialization; 1. Astrophysics 2. Nuclear Particle Physics 3. Exotic Propulsion and 4. Remote Sensing. The first freshman class will enroll in the Fall 2003 semester and will graduate within 4 years with a bachelors degree in Physics. Graduates will be prepared for both an entry level career in the space industry or further education in Physics at the graduate level.

Devereux, N.; Smith, D.

73

Cosmic physics data analysis program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A data analysis program was carried out to investigate the intensity, propagation, and origin of primary Cosmic Ray Galactic electrons. Scanning was carried out on two new balloon flight experiments as well as the border area of previous experiments. The identification and evaluation of the energies of the primary electrons were carried out. A new analysis of these data were incorporated into an overall evaluation of the roll of electrons in the problem of the origin of cosmic rays. Recent measurements indicate that the earth may be within the expanding Geminga supernova shock wave which is expected to have a major effect upon the propagation and the energy spectrum of galactic electrons. Calculations with the Geminga model indicate that the cut-off energy may be very close to the observed highest energy electrons in our analysis.

Wilkes, R. Jeffrey

1993-01-01

74

Small Business Management. Volume II: Business Analysis. Entrepreneurship Education for Adults--Program Development and Implementation. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A practice problem in year-end business analysis is presented to provide experience with a system of single-entry bookkeeping as part of a small business management adult education program. The problem simulates an entire business year and includes transactions involving general business revenues and expenses pertaining to most small retailing…

Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Dept. of Agricultural Education.

75

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

76

Medical Physics Graduate Program At An HBCU  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gueye, Paul

2006-03-01

77

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mitra, Jay

2000-01-01

78

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. PMID:24127177

Gilmartin, Mattia J

2013-11-01

79

Researching entrepreneurship and education : Part 2: what is entrepreneurship education and does it matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 upon graduate entrepreneurship in the UK. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A comprehensive literature

Harry Matlay

2006-01-01

80

Individual Education Programs for Adapted Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504, least restrictive environment (LRE) relate to physical education placement and services. More specifically, the Individual Education Program (IEP) is explained with suggestions for initial screening, referral, and assessment. Ten levels of service…

Conatser, Phillip; Summar, Cliff

2004-01-01

81

Special Issue: Educating for Entrepreneurship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Industry & Higher Education, 2002

2002-01-01

82

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

83

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

84

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program....

2011-01-01

85

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046...OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS...Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program....

2012-01-01

86

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

87

10 CFR 1046.12 - Physical fitness training program.  

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Physical fitness training program. 1046.12...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS (Eff...Protective Force Personnel § 1046.12 Physical fitness training program....

2014-01-01

88

Entrepreneurship: A Senior High School Home Economics Career Exploration Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Entrepreneurship is a career option through which home economics teachers can challenge their students who have the independence, skills, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as small business owners. This unit was developed to assist home economics teachers in incorporating an entrepreneurial dimension into their programs. The unit contains…

Fanslow, Alyce M.; Compton, Cheryl W.

89

Entrepreneurship: The Act of Enhancing One's Reality  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the research field of entrepreneurship there has not yet been a consensus on the most appropriate definition and conceptual framework of entrepreneurship. This paper aims to fill this persistent gap in entrepreneurship research. The conceptual framework and definition proposed in this paper, “The Act of Enhancing One’s Reality”, unifies the trait approach and the behavioural approach used by entrepreneurship

Andruin Mui

2011-01-01

90

Identifying Teaching Methods that Engage Entrepreneurship Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Balan, Peter; Metcalfe, Mike

2012-01-01

91

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

92

Selected Resources for Entrepreneurship 1988. National Entrepreneurship Clearinghouse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report documents more than 1,421 books, articles, and audiovisual materials collected and analyzed for the National Entrepreneurship Clearinghouse database over a two-year period starting in 1987. (The database and this report will be updated annually.) The sections of the report catalog articles, books and reports, curricula and textbooks,…

Kramer, Karen L., Comp.

93

Entrepreneurship: Starting a New Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes the reasons behind the success and failure of various entrepreneurs and their small businesses. Presented first is an overview of the increasing role of entrepreneurship as a way of earning a living in the United States today and the different challenges and outcomes new small business generally encounter. In the first three…

Cooper, Arnold C.

94

The legitimization of social entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper aims to answer how important institutional actors, such as academic researchers, consulting firms, and foundations, are tracing the boundaries of social entrepreneurship (SE) and how they justify SE as a legitimate form of social purpose organization. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper employs a discourse analysis methodology. Findings – The paper finds traces of the legitimacy issues in

Chantal Hervieux; Eric Gedajlovic; Marie-France B. Turcotte

2010-01-01

95

Entrepreneurship. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for entrepreneurship. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that…

Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

96

Opportunity formation in social entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of opportunity and its role in social entrepreneurship processes. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper presents a single-case study of a sustainable community in Denmark. The data include interviews, documents and television programmes. Findings – The case study finds that the opportunity takes a number of different forms in the

Steffen Korsgaard

2011-01-01

97

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

98

Measuring Entrepreneurship in Business Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hazeldine, Mary; Miles, Morgan

2007-01-01

99

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

100

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

101

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

102

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.

103

Physical activity programs offered in substance abuse treatment facilities.  

PubMed

Responses from 50 practicing therapeutic recreation specialists indicate that physical activity programs are an important part of substance abuse treatment. Walking, games, sports, weight training, and aerobics were offered most frequently. Respondents expressed concern about their academic preparation in physical activities and offered suggestions for curricular revision. Recreation or activity therapists responding to this survey indicated that additional coursework would have prepared them more thoroughly to facilitate physical activity programs. Coursework suggested included: physical education, exercise programming, aerobics, aquatics, and physical assessment. Data indicated that over half the respondents received specialized training in physical activities after graduation through continuing education. PMID:8583515

Kremer, D; Malkin, M J; Benshoff, J J

1995-01-01

104

Entrepreneurship Education: Implications for Teacher Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the implications of South Africa's national Entrepreneurship Education curriculum for teacher training, and suggests some guidelines for compiling a relevant curriculum for teacher training. (EV)

Gouws, E.

2002-01-01

105

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

106

Attitudinal Differences in Two Types of Physical Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study determined the differences in attitude toward physical activity after participation in required service programs in physical education at the college level between a foundations curriculum and a life-time sports curriculum. (RC)

Zaichkowsky, Linda B.

1975-01-01

107

Physical fitness and health education program at NASA Headquarters  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Angotti, Cathy

1993-01-01

108

Physical Fitness Training Program for Research Saturation Divers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A physical fitness training program is descrived for diver research subjects. THe program incorporates the concepts of strength and endurance into total body fitness. Special emphasis is placed upon specificity training for appropriate research projects. ...

T. J. Doubt F. M. Mecocci

1985-01-01

109

A research program in computational physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Guralnik, G. S.

1990-07-01

110

Evolution of an on-site industrial physical therapy program.  

PubMed

This article describes the growth and cost benefits of an on-site industrial physical therapy program. The program was initiated in 1982 at one of five plants managed by a major corporation to help reduce the costs of musculoskeletal injury. A significant reduction in the occupational absence rate was noted at the plant with the physical therapy program. Now in its tenth year, the program has produced calculated savings of $8.3 million, a benefit-to-cost ratio of greater than 9 to 1. The physical therapy program now serves approximately 50% of the company's employees and provides technical assistance in solving other work-related problems. PMID:8271072

Hochanadel, C D; Conrad, D E

1993-10-01

111

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

112

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

113

Entrepreneurship Education: Towards an Industry Sector Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Richardson, Ita; Hynes, Briga

2008-01-01

114

Developing Potential for Entrepreneurship in FCS  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guided by national, state, and university initiatives to promote rural entrepreneurship, faculty in Iowa State University's College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) were awarded funding from the Kauffman Foundation and Pappajohn Center to expand their work in entrepreneurship education. A series of multi-unit learning modules was developed…

Niehm, Linda S.; Gregoire, Mary B.; Austin, Tanya; Mhango, Mary

2005-01-01

115

Assessment: Examining Practice in Entrepreneurship Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pittaway, Luke; Edwards, Corina

2012-01-01

116

Final Report: Particle Physics Research Program  

SciTech Connect

We describe recent progress in accelerator-based experiments in high-energy particle physics and progress in theoretical investigations in particle physics. We also describe future plans in these areas.

Karchin, Paul E.

2011-09-01

117

Program of Studies. Physical Education, K-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin states the physical education objectives of the Montgomery County, Maryland, public schools and lists specific goals for children from kindergarten through the eighth grade in physical education. (JD)

Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Instructional Planning and Development.

118

[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

119

Youth Entrepreneurship: Training Disadvantaged Youth in Self-Sufficient Small Businesses. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the findings of a research demonstration project conducted to test the entrepreneurship programming approach, in which dual program objectives are pursued with equal emphasis: (1) training objectives involving the employability development of out-of-school disadvantaged youth, and (2) enterprise objectives involving the…

Thomas, Herman C.; Bearse, Peter

120

Environmental entrepreneurship: A good business model in low-carbon economy  

Microsoft Academic Search

By synthesizing the literature from environmental and economics with that of entrepreneurship, we articulated a conception of environmental entrepreneurship, outlined the categorists of environmental entrepreneurship and pointed out environmental entrepreneurship is a good business model in low-carbon economy.

Xiao-chuan Jiang; Jian-feng Yang

2010-01-01

121

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

122

Program of Studies. Physical Education, Grades 9-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This section of Montgomery County Public Schools' Program of Studies series provides the curricular framework for high school physical education courses. An introduction describes the formulation, use, state and federal government influences, and graduation requirements of the countywide curriculum. The physical education program is outlined in…

Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Instructional Planning and Development.

123

A Career Education Program for Students with Physical Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A model career education program for physically disabled students in grades K through 12 was designed, implemented, and evaluated at Human Resources School (HRS), a school for the physically disabled, in Albertson, New York. The major objectives of this program are to enhance development of students' self concept, decisionmaking ability, and…

Henfield, Paul; And Others

124

Rural Adapted Physical Education Teacher Preparation Programs: A Pilot Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Among 22 teacher educators of adapted physical education, 10 reported that their institutions offered a degree program in adapted physical education; 4 of these required practical training in rural districts. Eighteen institutions required an undergraduate course in adapted physical education; 12 of these courses contained a rural-oriented…

Palma, Gloria M.; DePauw, Karen

1990-01-01

125

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

126

Is Your Physical Education Program Ready to Combat Obesity?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2004

2004-01-01

127

Inform Parents about the Goals of Your Physical Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses how physical education teachers can help educate parents about their physical education program. In this article, NASPE would like to encourage physical education teachers to send a letter to parents of their students, publish it in the school newsletter or on the school web site, or send it to their local community…

Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2005

2005-01-01

128

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bond, Bradley J.

2013-01-01

129

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS PROGRAM  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2013-07-29

130

Fundamental Physics Program and the NASA Mission  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Trinh, Eugene

2003-01-01

131

2006 Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This comprehensive compendium provides information on nearly every U.S. docto ral program in physics and astronomy, plus data on most major master's programs in these fields. Information on many major Canadian programs is also included. I n addition, the Graduate Programs directory lists a substantial number of relate d-field departments, including materials science, electrical and nuclear enginee ring, meteorology, medical and chemical physics, geophysics, and oceanography. This thirteenth annual edition contains information valuable to students plannin g graduate study and faculty advisors, including each program's research expendi tures and sources of support.

132

2005 Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This comprehensive compendium provides information on nearly every U.S. doctoral program in physics and astronomy, plus data on most major master's programs in these fields. Information on many major Canadian programs is also included. In addition, the Graduate Programs directory lists a substantial number of related-field departments, including materials science, electrical and nuclear engineering, meteorology, medical and chemical physics, geophysics, and oceanography. This twenty-ninth annual edition contains information valuable to students planning graduate study and faculty advisors, including each program's research expenditures and sources of support.

American Institute Of Physics

133

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.

134

Air Force Physical Fitness: An Assessment of Characteristics and Programs which Affect Individual Physical Fitness.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Air Force physical fitness program has undergone four major changes since the Air Force became a separate service in 1947. Results of this study indicate that the current fitness program has not yet produced a uniformly high level of physical fitness ...

R. R. Schellhous

1982-01-01

135

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

136

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

137

Astronaut John Glenn running as part of physical training program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, participates in a strict physical training program, as he exemplifies by frequent running. Here he pauses during an exercise period on the beach near Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1964-01-01

138

Cumberlandian Mollusk Conservation Program. Activity 5: Analysis of Physical Habitat.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Activity 5 of the Cumberlandian Mollusk Conservation Program (CMCP) evaluated physical conditions at 15 study reaches in the Tennessee River Valley. This was part of a multiphase project to study several environmental factors as they relate to freshwater ...

P. Ostrowski E. Speaks

1986-01-01

139

The Texono Research Program on Neutrino and Astroparticle Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews the research program and efforts for the TEXONO Collaboration on neutrino and astro-particle physics. The core program is on reactor-based low energy neutrino physics at the Kuo-Sheng (KS) Power Plant in Taiwan. The facilities of the laboratory is described. A limit on the neutrino magnetic moment of mu¯nu_e < 1.3× 10-10\\\\ mu B at 90% confidence level

Henry Tsz-King Wong

2004-01-01

140

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

141

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Clayton, Graham

142

Hermeneutic phenomenology and international entrepreneurship research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Richard G. Seymour

2006-01-01

143

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

144

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

145

Small business activity does not measure entrepreneurship  

PubMed Central

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

Henrekson, Magnus; Sanandaji, Tino

2014-01-01

146

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

147

Entrepreneurship as a Dynamic System: A Holistic Approach to the Development of Entrepreneurship Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Entrepreneurship, as an important aspect of modern economic thought, is often described as facilitating innovation, job creation and national prosperity. Given the current economic conditions in Europe, entrepreneurship growth and small business development are seen as synonymous with economic recovery and growth. Consequently, in recent years…

Oganisjana, Karine; Matlay, Harry

2012-01-01

148

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

149

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

150

Entrepreneurship: The Art of Keeping Businesses in Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the factors that affect the success of new businesses, what aspiring entrepreneurs must understand, the relationship between entrepreneurship and basic business, the effectiveness of experiential learning, and how to integrate entrepreneurship into business classes. (JOW)

Glenn, Joanne Lozar

2003-01-01

151

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

152

The REU Program in Solar Physics at Montana State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Solar Physics group at Montana State University has organized an annual summer REU program in Solar Physics, Astronomy, and Space Physics since 1999, with NSF funding since 2003. The number of students applying and being admitted to the program has increased every year, and we have been very successful in attracting female participants. A great majority of our REU alumni have chosen career paths in the sciences, and, according to their testimonies, our REU program has played a significant role in their decisions. From the start our REU program has had an important international component through a close collaboration with the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In our poster we will describe the goals, organization, scientific contents, international aspects, and results, and present statistics on applications, participants, gender balance, and diversity.

Martens, Petrus C.; Canfield, R. C.; McKenzie, D. M.

2007-05-01

153

Evaluating Active U: an internet-mediated physical activity program  

PubMed Central

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 of Active U. Approximately 47,000 faculty, staff, and graduate students were invited to participate in the online Active U intervention in the winter of 2007. Participants were assigned a physical activity goal and were asked to record each physical activity episode into the activity log for eight weeks. Statistics for program reach, effectiveness, adoption, and implementation were calculated using the Re-Aim framework. Multilevel regression analyses were used to assess the decline in rates of data entry and goal attainment during the program, to assess the likelihood of joining a team by demographic characteristics, to test the association between various predictors and the number of weeks an individual met his or her goal, and to analyze server load. Results Overall, 7,483 individuals registered with the Active U website (?16% of eligible), and 79% participated in the program by logging valid data at least once. Staff members, older participants, and those with a BMI < 25 were more likely to meet their weekly physical activity goals, and average rate of meeting goals was higher among participants who joined a competitive team compared to those who participated individually (IRR = 1.28, P < .001). Conclusion Internet-mediated physical activity interventions that focus on physical activity logging and goal setting while incorporating team competition may help a significant percentage of the target population maintain their physical activity during the winter months.

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

2009-01-01

154

Intellectual Entrepreneurship: An Authentic Foundation for Higher Education Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beckman, Gary D.; Cherwitz, Richard A.

2009-01-01

155

Entrepreneurship Education and Veterinary Medicine: Enhancing Employable Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Henry, Colette; Treanor, Lorna

2010-01-01

156

Perspective research entrepreneurship output performance in 1992–2009  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims on research entrepreneurship output performance from 1992 to 2009. Data are based on the online version of ISI Web of Science from 1992 to 2009 focusing on SSCI publishing paper that topic is to respect on entrepreneurship. This study synthetically uses the bibliometric method, study entrepreneurship institute and country analysis, source title, author keyword, and keyword plus

James K. C. Chen; Yuh-Shan Ho; Ming-Huang Wang; Yun-Ru Wu

2011-01-01

157

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

158

Enabling Entrepreneurship in Egypt: Toward a Sustainable Dynamic Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this report is to assess the current status of entrepreneurship in Egypt, and to offer strategic and actionable recommendations that will enable entrepreneurship and significantly impact the Egyptian economy. The report offers a fresh look at entrepreneurship in Egypt and the support mechanisms currently at play, assesses the initiatives and challenges at hand, and provides multilevel recommendations

Mohamed El Dahshan; Ahmed H. Tolba; Tamer Badreldin

2012-01-01

159

Impact of an After-School Physical Activity Program on Youth's Physical Activity Correlates and Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effect of a sports-based, after-school physical activity (PA) program on youth's physical activity PA levels and PA correlates. After the pretest, 130 youth were assigned to the intervention group (i.e., after-school PA group) or the comparison (i.e., no after-school PA group) group.…

Huang, Chaoqun; Gao, Zan; Hannon, James C.; Schultz, Barry; Newton, Maria; Jenson, William

2012-01-01

160

Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) Technology Development Program Overview  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) Program Office was established in FY11 and resides at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The office serves as the implementation arm for the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters for PCOS Program related matters. We present an overview of the Program’s technology management activities and the Program’s technology development portfolio. We discuss the process for addressing community-provided technology needs and the Technology Management Board (TMB)-vetted prioritization and investment recommendations. This process improves the transparency and relevance of technology investments, provides the community a voice in the process, and leverages the technology investments of external organizations by defining a need and a customer. Goals for the PCOS Program envisioned by the National Research Council’s (NRC) “New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics” (NWNH) Decadal Survey report include science missions and technology development for dark energy, gravitational waves, X-ray, and inflation probe science.

Pham, B. Thai; Clampin, M.; Werneth, R. L.

2014-01-01

161

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 problem:…

Wetmore, Stephanie W.

2010-01-01

162

The STAR W Physics Program at RHIC  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The production of W^-(+) bosons in longitudinally polarized p+p collisions at RHIC provides a new means of studying the spin-flavor asymmetries of the proton sea quark distributions. W^-(+) bosons are produced in u+d,d+u) collisions and can be detected through their leptonic decays, e^-+?e,e^++?e), where only the charged lepton is detected. At mid-rapidity, the charge sign of the high pT e^-(+) is determined from precise tracking information provided by the STAR Time Projection Chamber (TPC). At forward rapidity, new tracking capabilities will be provided by the Forward GEM Tracker, consisting of six triple-GEM detectors currently under construction. The large acceptance of the TPC and Electromagnetic Calorimeters is well suited to place isolation requirements on the e^-(+) and to veto on the away side energy, which reduces the large QCD background by several orders of magnitude, yielding a clean W signal. In 2009 the STAR Collaboration collected an integrated luminosity of ˜ 12 pb-1 at ?s=500 GeV with an average beam polarization of ˜ 39%. Preliminary results for the W^-(+) production cross section and parity-violating single-spin asymmetry, AL, from the 2009 data, as well as future projections for the STAR W spin program at mid-rapidity and forward rapidity, will be presented.

Stevens, Justin

2010-11-01

163

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

164

NASA physics and chemistry experiments in-space program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Physics and Chemistry Experiments Program (PACE) is part of the Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (OAST) research and technology effort in understanding the fundamental characteristics of physics and chemical phenomena. This program seeks to increase the basic knowledge in these areas by well-planned research efforts which include in-space experiments when the limitations of ground-based activities precludes or restricts the achievement of research goals. Overview study areas are concerned with molecular beam experiments for Space Shuttle, experiments on drops and bubbles in a manned earth-orbiting laboratory, the study of combustion experiments in space, combustion experiments in orbiting spacecraft, gravitation experiments in space, and fluid physics, thermodynamics, and heat-transfer experiments. Procedures for the study program have four phases. An overview study was conducted in the area of materials science.

Gabris, E. A.

1981-01-01

165

Physical Activity Survey Among Participants in a Weight Management Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although physical activity is widely accepted as an important variable in weight management, there are few large-scale surveys that report on the amount and type of activity people in community programs are actually doing. This was a prospective study of 2005 participants (77.1% women, 22.8% men) from 39 different clinics all participating in the Health Management Resources® Weight Management Program.

L. Gotthelf; M. Young; B. O'Brien

1999-01-01

166

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

167

Physical fitness programming for health promotion at the worksite.  

PubMed

Exercise enthusiasts and health professionals have recommended that physical fitness programs be implemented in the occupational setting. Such programs are promoted on the basis of expected benefits to both the employee and employer. The potential for benefit to the employee seems substantial, since a sizable body of knowledge links regular exercise to improved functional capacity and reduced risk for development of certain chronic diseases. The available literature provides some direct evidence that exercise programs can improve the health status of employee groups. Specifically, programs may generate improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular health and promote long-term adherence to exercise. The physiological goals can be attained with programs that provide 20-30 min of moderately intense "aerobic" activity 3 or more days per week. Several factors are known to affect adherence of employees to company-sponsored fitness programs. Of particular importance are program leadership, motivational schema, program activities, convenience of participation, and social support. It is recommended that, where feasible, supervisors of employee fitness programs (a) secure professional leadership, (b) provide on-site or other facilities that maximize convenience, (c) allow participation across the widest possible time span, (d) provide programs offering a wide range of activities, (e) attend carefully to evaluation, recognition, and other motivational concerns, and (f) incorporate a comprehensive health promotion perspective. PMID:6657628

Pate, R R; Blair, S N

1983-09-01

168

Cardioenergetics. An Essential Part of the Physical Education Instructional Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for the development of a secondary school physical fitness and heart disease intervention program promotes the concept of good health through a crossdisciplinary approach to preventive medicine. The fundamental functions of the heart and factors that affect its efficiency are discussed, and exercises for improving cardiovascular…

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

169

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

170

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.

171

A Career Education Program for Students with Physical Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Human Resources School Career Education program (designed to improve and maintain positive self-concept, build decision making skills, and broaden career awareness) was evaluated with 230 K through 12 physically disabled students from the HRS and two comparison groups. (SB)

Palmer, John T.

1982-01-01

172

Individual Education Programs: Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document presents guidelines for assessment and evaluation procedures related to development of individual programs in physical education, with emphasis on the provisions of The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112). Sections address the following topics:…

Practical Pointers, 1978

1978-01-01

173

Russian Space Program: Experiments in Solar-Terrestrial Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

174

REU program in Solar Physics at Montana State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I will present an overview of the REU program in Solar Physics and Space Weather that has existed since 1999 at Montana State University, since 2003 with NSF support. I will briefly describe the goals, organization, scientific contents and results, and present statistics on applications, participants, gender balance, and diversity. This will be concluded by an overview of our plans for the future,

Martens, P. C.; Canfield, R. C.; McKenzie, D. M.

2005-12-01

175

Earth physics and phase transformations program: A concept and proposal  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A program to study the geophysical characteristics of the earth is presented as an integration of the different disciplines that constitute the earth sciences, through the foundation of a generalized geodynamic theory of earth physics. A program is considered for defining the physical constants of the earth's material which parametrize the hydrodynamic equation in the microscopic solid state behavior of the crystals of the lithosphere. In addition, in order to lay the foundation for a generalized theory in earth physics, specific research areas are considered, such as the nature of the kinetics of the phase transitions in mineral assemblages, the equilibrium thermodynamic properties of crystals which are major constituents of mineral assemblages, and the transport properties of pure crystals which are major constituents of mineral assemblages.

Bonavito, N. L.; Tanaka, T.

1971-01-01

176

Physical tactics of female partners against male batterer program participants.  

PubMed

Descriptive and predictive analyses were conducted using a multisite database of batterer program participants to assess the nature and extent of their female partner's violence, and implications for batterer program outcome (N = 563). Approximately 40% of the women reported ever using "severe" conflict tactics on the Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS; 17% used severe tactics in the arrest incident). Approximately 20% of the women reported using any type of physical tactic during a 15-month follow-up, and nearly all of these women were with men who physically attacked them during that period. These women were also highly likely to report acting out of fear or self-defense, and having sought a variety of services to deal with the men's violence. Their male partners, furthermore, showed evidence of antisocial tendencies and alcohol problems. Overall, the findings suggest women's "violent resistance" rather than "mutuality and symmetry." Batterer programs appear more appropriate in this regard than couples counseling. PMID:22996628

Gondolf, Edward W

2012-09-01

177

Reactor physics experimental program for the Light Water Breeder Reactor (LWBR) at Shippingport (LWBR Development Program)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report presents and discusses the results of the reactor physics experimental program for the LWBR at Shippingport through 18,298 Effective Full Power Hours. Periodic physics tests have confirmed that movable seed assembly (control element) critical positions and reactivity worths, reactivity coefficients, xenon and protactinium characteristics, core symmetry and core shutdown are within the ranges of values used in the

Sarber

1981-01-01

178

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Skarda, J. Raymond

1998-01-01

179

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

180

FACTORS NURTURING ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN TAIWAN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although academic research institutions have become a major player in protecting, transferring, and commercializing their knowledge base, little research has examined in enterprising research results from the angle of academic entrepreneurs. This paper examined the factors fostering academic entrepreneurship from institutional, organizational, and individual aspects, especially in Taiwan. Based on the Patent Database of the National Science Council, Taiwan, 474

YUAN-CHIEH CHANG; MING-HUEI CHEN

2006-01-01

181

Communication matters -- network constellations in entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the role of communication within network constellations in entrepreneurship research. To become and remain successful in increasingly turbulent times, SMEs and entrepreneurs need to obtain certain success factors. One of these might be the entrepreneur's communication competences within the networks he operates in. This paper, therefore, investigates on a conceptual-theoretical basis the key success conditions of the

Mark Euler; Bernhard H. Vollmar; Sascha Kraus

2011-01-01

182

Interface Between Entrepreneurship Practice And Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although recent research questions the relevance and value of university entrepreneurship programmes to practice, the nature and effectiveness of these programmes has received little academic attention. Previous research overseas suggests these programmes have had varying levels of success in demonstrating how particular courses in tertiary-level instruction lead to future entrepreneurial success. However, no such studies have examined the overall global

David Price; Bill Merrilees; Scott Weaven

2005-01-01

183

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

184

Individual Entrepreneurship Capacity and Performance of SMEs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses the importance of human capital and organizational capital on the determination of SME’s performance, by proposing and testing a conceptual model about Individual Entrepreneurship Capacity, and its impact both on non-economic and economic performance. This constitutes an innovative approach in the sense that uses information collected at the individual level, that is, the entrepreneur. Moreover, it constitutes

João Leitão; Mário Franco

2008-01-01

185

CELEBRITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP: INSIGHTS FOR NEW VENTURE STRATEGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we investigate a relatively new empirical phenomenon: Celebrity Entrepreneurship. By conducting three experiments on a total of 314 participants, designed to reflect a new venture promotional setting, we find support for our hypothesis that celebrity entrepreneurs are more effective communicators than ordinary celebrity endorsers. This is apparently due to an increase in their perceived involvement with the

Erik Hunter; Per Davidsson; Helén Andersson

2007-01-01

186

Liquidity Constraints, Household Wealth, and Entrepreneurship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The propensity to become a business owner is a nonlinear function of wealth. The relationship between wealth and entry into entrepreneurship is essentially flat over the majority of the wealth distribution. It is only at the top of the wealth distribution--after the ninety-fifth percentile--that a positive relationship can be found. Segmenting…

Hurst, Erik; Lusardi, Annamaria

2004-01-01

187

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

188

FEMALE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A DISCURSIVE STRUGGLE  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyse a process of female social entrepreneurship involving the establishment of a new enterprise within a cultural environment traditionally regarded as hostile towards this form of female endeavour. Our argument relates to the process of how social entrepreneurial endeavour can displace the strong bond of conventionality epitomised by a dominant discourse, driven by a bypassed shame reaction to the

Robert Jones

189

Drivers of urban entrepreneurship: an integrative model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Successful new venture creation may be one solution to many of the economic problems that affect the mostly minority populations that live in US inner cities. This paper sets out to develop a model and a set of research questions that may help increase understanding of African-American entrepreneurship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper provides an integrated review of the

Ven Sriram; Tigineh Mersha; Lanny Herron

2007-01-01

190

Bookmark Central: Entrepreneurship and Small Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Reference librarian Rod Bustos shares his "jumping off points" for entrepreneurship and small business information at this Bookmark Central page from onlineinc.com. Subject headings span online magazines, government resources, educational use, and venture capital interest, and Bustos supplies a concise annotation for each site.

1998-01-01

191

Hands-On Teaching and Entrepreneurship Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

192

75 FR 70999 - National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Entrepreneurs embody the promise that lies at the heart of America--that if you have a good idea and work hard enough, the American dream is within your reach. During National Entrepreneurship Week, we renew our commitment to supporting the...

2010-11-19

193

Exploring Agritourism Entrepreneurship in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

Farm-based recreation or agritourism is increasingly seen as a diversification strategy to promote a more diverse and sustainable rural economy and to protect farming incomes against market fluctuation. Thus, farmers are increasingly being recognised as entrepreneurial, needing to develop new skills and capabilities to remain competitive. However, few studies have addressed the role of entrepreneurship within the context of the

Chris Phelan; Richard Sharpley

2011-01-01

194

A summer program for high school physics teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1986-01-01

195

Cumberlandian Mollusk Conservation Program. Activity 5: analysis of physical habitat  

SciTech Connect

Activity 5 of the Cumberlandian Mollusk Conservation Program (CMCP) evaluated physical conditions at 15 study reaches in the Tennessee River Valley. This was part of a multiphase project to study several environmental factors as they relate to freshwater mussels. Areas of the Buffalo and Clinch Rivers, Copper Creek, and the Duck, Elk, Nolichucky, North Fork Holston, Paint Rock, and Powell Rivers were surveyed and measured to determine physical, hydrologic, hydraulic, substrate, and suspended sediment conditions. Data collected over a two-year period are summarized and presented in graphic and tabular form to facilitate the classification of river reaches according to habitat suitability for the endangered mussels. The effect of instream structures (low-head dams) on the nature and stability of the downstream substrates was studied. This task was conducted to determine if these dams alter the downstream physical environment to provide favorable conditions for mussel survival.

Ostrowski, P. Jr.; Speaks, E.

1986-01-01

196

A proposed application programming interface for a physical volume repository  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Jones, Merritt; Williams, Joel; Wrenn, Richard

1996-01-01

197

The Presidential Physical Fitness Award Program, Featuring the President's Challenge. Instructor's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pamphlet provides information for physical education teachers on the Presidential Physical Fitness Award Program. A project of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in cooperation with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the program recognizes outstanding physical fitness among children…

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

198

High energy physics program at Texas A M University  

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1990-10-01

199

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

200

Renascent Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurial Preferences Subsequent to Firm Exit  

Microsoft Academic Search

Why should individuals that have exited their firm consider re-entering into entrepreneurship, i.e. become renascent entrepreneurs? According to the logic of economic models of firm dynamics there is no reason to re-enter into entrepreneurship following termination of a previous firm. In contrast, research on nascent entrepreneurship has shown the positive effect of entrepreneurial experience on planning a new firm start.

Erik Stam; David Audretsch; Joris Meijaard

2006-01-01

201

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

202

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

203

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

204

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

205

Low-gravity fluid physics: A program overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview is presented of the microgravity fluid physics program at Lewis Research Center. One of the main reasons for conducting low gravity research in fluid physics is to study phenomena such as surface tension, interfacial contact angles, and diffusion independent of such gravitationally induced effects as buoyant convection. Fluid physics is at the heart of many space-based technologies including power systems, thermal control systems, and life support systems. Fundamental understanding of fluid physics is a key ingredient to successful space systems design. In addition to describing ground-based and space-based low-gravity facilities, selected experiments are presented which highlight Lewis work in fluid physics. These experiments can be categorized into five theme areas which summarize the work being conducted at Lewis for OSSA: (1) isothermal/iso-solutal capillary phenomena; (2) capillary phenomena with thermal/solutal gradients; (3) thermal-solutal convection; (4) first- and second-order phase transitions in a static fluid; and (5) multiphase flow.

1990-01-01

206

Senior Citizens Can Be Physically Fit: Hints for a Successfully Developed Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggestions are given in this paper for developing a physical fitness program for senior citizens. Discussed in detail are surveying community interest, program planning and implementation, and program evaluation. It is pointed out that fitness programs can modify many of the physical and mental changes of aging. It is emphasized that the program

Sandlin, Betty; Sutherland, Mary S.

207

Structured Physical Activity Program Can Help Maintain Mobility in Vulnerable Older People  

MedlinePLUS

... For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Structured physical activity program can help maintain mobility in vulnerable older ... as disability prevention strategy A carefully structured, moderate physical activity program can reduce risk of losing the ability ...

208

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

209

Long-term implementation of the CATCH physical education program.  

PubMed

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

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

2003-08-01

210

The D0 Upgrade Program and its physics potential  

SciTech Connect

The Fermilab Collider will be upgraded in a series of steps over the coming five years, with a 50-fold luminosity increase and shortening of the bunch crossing time from 3.5 {mu}s to 400 ns. These changes in environment necessitate changes in several of the D0 detectors, their electronics and the triggers. In addition, we expect that with the large increase in accumulated luminosity and based upon the analysis of data from the first few runs, new physics opportunities shall be available. This evolution of the physics program in the era preceeding the SSC also affects the choices for the D0 upgrade. The upgraded detector which has been proposed and partially approved will be motivated and described.

Rijssenbeek, M. [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States); The D0 Collaboration

1992-10-01

211

The D0 Upgrade Program and its physics potential  

SciTech Connect

The Fermilab Collider will be upgraded in a series of steps over the coming five years, with a 50-fold luminosity increase and shortening of the bunch crossing time from 3.5 [mu]s to 400 ns. These changes in environment necessitate changes in several of the D0 detectors, their electronics and the triggers. In addition, we expect that with the large increase in accumulated luminosity and based upon the analysis of data from the first few runs, new physics opportunities shall be available. This evolution of the physics program in the era preceeding the SSC also affects the choices for the D0 upgrade. The upgraded detector which has been proposed and partially approved will be motivated and described.

Rijssenbeek, M. (State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States))

1992-10-01

212

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Vinas, Adolfo F.

1990-01-01

213

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

214

Comparative study of China and USA's colleges entrepreneurship education from an international perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Entrepreneurship in most cases can provide new products and services to the market and play an active role in an industry. Nowadays, colleges entrepreneurship education is becoming more of a “business incubator” for future entrepreneurship. This paper reviews the relative literature with entrepreneurship education in China and USA's colleges, aims to identify Chinese colleges' issues, then develops suggestions

Zhang Lili

2011-01-01

215

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

216

Countermeasure Research on Problems Impeding Farmers’ Successful Entrepreneurship in Minority Areas  

Microsoft Academic Search

By investigating the problem of farmers’ entrepreneurship in Gongcheng Yaozu Autonomous County, lying in Guilin, Guangxi, the thesis expounds the existing problems impacting farmers’ successful entrepreneurship in minority areas as follows: firstly, the musty idea of local cadre is obstacle to farmers’ successful entrepreneurship; secondly, the problems of scattered farmers’ entrepreneurship resources, waste and shortage of resources impact good effect

Xiao-jin Feng; Cong-wei Xu

2011-01-01

217

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. PMID:23846858

Boethling, Robert; Meylan, William

2013-11-01

218

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

219

Entrepreneurship and the taste for discrimination  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

220

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Novak, Malorie Kosht

2009-01-01

221

Readiness towards Entrepreneurship Education: Students and Malaysian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to observe the readiness of students and the internal environment of Malaysian public universities in the implementation of entrepreneurship education. Design/methodology/approach: The authors employed a quantitative approach and the main instrument used to gauge the entrepreneurship readiness among students…

Othman, Norasmah; Hashim, Norashidah; Wahid, Hariyaty Ab

2012-01-01

222

Graduate Entrepreneurship Incubation Environments: A Framework of Key Success Factors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The benchmarking framework developed in this study is specifically designed for higher education institutions to consider when developing environments to encourage entrepreneurship among their students, graduates and staff. The objective of the study was to identify key success factors of Graduate Entrepreneurship Incubator Environments (GEIEs)…

Al-Dajani, Haya; Dedoussis, Evangelos; Watson, Erika; Tzokas, Nikalaos

2014-01-01

223

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

224

Grounded Theory and the ‘And’ in Entrepreneurship Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The paper ,puts ,forward the researching ,of entrepreneurship through ,the application of grounded,theory methodology. Like much ,business ,and ,management ,research ,it contends ,that entrepreneurship research ,should both embrace ,the complex ,processes ,of enterprise activity and ,the inherent contextual factors that ,effect entrepreneurial behaviour. Accounts ,from other fields of social inquiry have ,conveyed the ,worthiness of grounded ,theory in ,phenomenological,

David Douglas

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ringarp, Johanna

2013-01-01

226

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

227

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

228

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

229

Economic Value of Entrepreneurship. Special Publication Series No. 54.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book was compiled to provide examples of partnerships between education and economic development agencies and to reinforce, with statistics, the importance of entrepreneurship in the U.S. economy. The first chapter, "Contributions of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Education to Economic Development," by E. Edward Harris, discusses…

Kurth, Paula, Ed.

230

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

231

Undergraduate participation in the ACU particle physics program  

SciTech Connect

Undergraduate students from ACU have played important roles in particle physics research since 1979. Most of the involvement has centered around the pion-nucleon program at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Factory (LAMPF) at Los Alamos, NM. Other laboratories where students have participated have been Brookhaven, Fermilab, and the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (Russia). The world`s first complete sets of data in pion-nucleon scattering in the resonance region have been obtained. These measurements consisted of differential cross sections and analyzing power measurements for {pi}{sup +}p {yields} {pi}{sup +}p, {pi}{sup {minus}}p {yields}{pi}{sup 0}n and the spin rotation parameters (A & R) for the first two reactions. Recent measurements have concentrated on detecting neutral-particle final states in pion-nucleon interactions, including measurements at the world`s lowest energies for {pi}{sup {minus}}p {yields} {pi}{sup 0}n (charge exchange scattering) and eta production ({pi}{sup {minus}}p {yields} {eta}n). An overview of the experimental program and significant results will be presented. Insights will be discussed on the involvement of undergraduates in this type of research, based on fifteen years of experience.

Sadler, M.

1995-04-01

232

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

233

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

234

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

235

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

236

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

237

The NASA Low-Pressure Turbine Flow Physics Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Ashpis, David E.

1998-01-01

238

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

239

Physical Fitness. Programming Issues for Total Well Being.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful corporate fitness programs contain several elements: participant compliance, program models and program elements that are applied systematically, and organizational commitment to the concept. Guidelines for observing effectiveness of health programs are given. (DF)

Cooper, Kenneth H.; Collingwood, Thomas R.

1984-01-01

240

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

241

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

242

Design Standards for Instructional Computer Programs. Physical Processes in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, Computer Programs and Graphics Capabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These materials were 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. The report describes design standards for the computer programs. They are designed to be…

Gales, Larry

243

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present work is to consider some of the implications of replacing, for the purposes of physics instruction, algebraic notation with a programming language. Whatis novel is that, more than previous work, I take seriously the possibility that a programming language can function as the principle representational system for physics instruction. This means treating programming as potentially

Bruce L. Sherin

2001-01-01

244

A COMPARISON OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND ALGEBRAIC NOTATION AS EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGES FOR PHYSICS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present work is to consider some of the implications of replacing, for the purposes of physics instruction, algebraic notation with a program- ming language. What is novel is that, more than previous work, I take seriously the possibility that a programming language can function as the principle representational system for physics instruction. This means treating programming

BRUCE L. SHERIN

2001-01-01

245

A Program of Physical Education for Vocational Technical Schools of Connecticut.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These recommendations and suggestions are intended as a guide for the development of a well-balanced program of physical education in vocational schools. Introductory materials outline the purpose, aims, and objectives of a physical education program as well as the general philosophy and goals, program goals and their objectives, general policies,…

Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational-Technical Schools.

246

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

247

Growing Undergraduate Physics Programs: What SPIN-UP Tells Us Works  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the early 2000s, the National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics, with funding from the ExxonMobil Foundation, visited 21 thriving undergraduate physics programs to understand why those programs were growing while most physics programs had experienced a substantial decline in the number of undergraduate majors in the 1990s. The ensuing SPIN-UP Report provided guidance to physics departments that sought to enhance their programs. With recent funding from the National Science Foundation, the American Association of Physics Teachers has been hosting SPIN-UP Regional Workshops to work with physics departments to develop strategic plans to grow their programs. This talk will give an overview of the SPIN-UP report and the experiences of the more than 70 physics departments that have participated in the regional workshops.

Hilborn, Robert

2012-03-01

248

A kaon physics program at the Fermialb Main Injector  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we describe a triad of kaon experiments which will form the foundation of a kaon physics program at Fermilab in the Main Injector era. These three experiments; KAMI, CKM and CPT, span the range of experiment types discussed above. KAMI will use the existing neutral kaon beam and the KTeV detector as the basis of a search for the Standard Model ultra rare decay K{sub L} {yields} {pi}{sup 0}{nu}{anti {nu}} decay mode is by far the theoretically cleanest measurement of the Standard Model parameter responsible for CP violation. CKM will measure the analogous charged kaon decay mode. Together these two experiments will determine the Standard Model contribution to CP violation independent of the B meson sector. The Standard Model parameters controlling CP violation must be observed to be the same in the K and B meson sectors in order to confirm the Standard Model as the sole source of CP violation in nature. CPT is a hybrid beam experiment using a high purity K{sup +} beam to produce a pure K{sub 0} beam in order to search for violation of CPT symmetry at a mass scale up to the Planck mass. CPT also will measure new CP violation parameters to test the Standard Model and search for rare K{sub S} decays. The Fermilab infrastructure for such a physics program largely already exists. The Main Injector will be an existing accelerator by late 1998 with beam properties comparable to any of the previous ``kaon factory`` proposals. The KTeV detector and neutral kaon beamline are unsurpassed in the world and were originally designed to also operate with the 120 GeV Main Injector beam as KAMI. The Fermilab Meson laboratory was originally designed as an area for fixed target experiments using 200 GeV proton beams. The charged kaon beam experiments will naturally find a home there. Both charged kaon experiments, CKM and CPT, will share a new high purity RF separated charged kaon beam based on superconducting RF technology which will provide the highest intensity and purity charged kaon beam in the world.

Cooper, Peter

1997-11-01

249

Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory programs and facilities April 1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory performs basic research in nuclear and atomic physics. The major emphasis of the current experimental nuclear physics research is in heavy-ion physics, centered around the ATLAS facility with its new injector providing intense, energetic ion beams over the full mass range up to uranium. ATLAS is a designated National User Facility and is

Thayer

1997-01-01

250

Effects of Various Physical Training Programs on Short Duration, High Intensity Load Bearing Performance and the Army Physical Fitness Test.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this study was to contrast the effects of different physical training programs on short duration, high intensity load bearing performance and Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) scores. Thirty-five soldiers were randomly assigned to one of fo...

J. A. Vogel J. E. Dziados J. F. Patton K. L. Reynolds W. J. Kraemer

1987-01-01

251

Implementation of the Health and Physical Fitness Program: A Consultative Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Administrator of Veterans Affairs announced on January 31, 1985, the inauguration of a nationwide program of health and physical fitness for targeted groups of VA patients and VA employees. The Office of Program Planning and Evaluation conducted this ...

F. J. McGuire D. W. Kehrer R. H. Kline P. Crorkin C. Horner

1985-01-01

252

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

253

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

254

Taxation, Labor Market Policy and High-Impact Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public policy affects the prevalence and performance of both productive and high-impact entrepreneurship. High-impact entrepreneurship\\u000a prospers when knowledge is successfully generated and exploited in the economy. This process depends on complementary key\\u000a actors who use their competencies in what we denote a competence bloc. Although variations in economic contexts make prescribing\\u000a a general panacea impossible, a number of relevant policy

Magnus Henrekson; Dan Johansson; Mikael Stenkula

2010-01-01

255

Air Force Physical Fitness Program is it Adequate.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this paper the author defines four components of physical fitness . muscular fitness, cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility and body composition. Potential individual and organizational benefits of physical fitness are discussed. A brief history of mi...

R. T. Gindhart

1999-01-01

256

The Motivation Factor as Emphasized in the LaSierra High School Boy's Physical Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a formal description of the activities and philosophy of the physical education program at LaSierra High School. Included in it are statements of the principles of program concept (touching on topics of physical fitness, physiological fitness, motivation and team membership, standards of conduct and efficient teaching methods); a…

LeProtti, Stan

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Castelli, Darla M.

258

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

259

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007

2007-01-01

260

Zero-gravity cloud physics laboratory: Experiment program definition and preliminary laboratory concept studies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The experiment program definition and preliminary laboratory concept studies on the zero G cloud physics laboratory are reported. This program involves the definition and development of an atmospheric cloud physics laboratory and the selection and delineations of a set of candidate experiments that must utilize the unique environment of zero gravity or near zero gravity.

Eaton, L. R.; Greco, E. V.

1973-01-01

261

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

262

Taking a New Look at the Physical Activity Program on the College and University Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical activity programs at the college level should aim toward: (1) maintenance of physical fitness; (2) refinement of skills; (3) introduction to new skills; and (4) development of healthy lifestyles. Innovative activity courses such as aerobic dance, weight lifting, and adventure programs are also being offered to reach these goals. (JN)

LaPoint, James D., Ed.; And Others

1982-01-01

263

Design and Implementation of a Resistance Training Program for Physical Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fitness development in physical education is most often attained via implementation of fitness training principles into school based settings. It is seldom attained via adherence to developmentally appropriate principles. The program presented in this article provides the physical educator with a method and the tools to attain both. This program

Murray, Alison Morag; Murray-Hopkin, Pamella; Woods, George; Patel, Bhavin; Paluseo, Jeff

2013-01-01

264

A Controlled Trial of a Physical Fitness Program for Fifth Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relative effectiveness of a structured physical fitness program for fifth-grade students was compared with the effectiveness of the customary physical education activities. Students in the structured exercise program showed significant improvement in flexibility, strength, and endurance, and maintained gains during the summer. (Author/PP)

Duncan, Burris W.; And Others

1983-01-01

265

The NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program - Knowledge for Use on Earth and Future Space Missions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Building on over four decades of research and technology development related to the behavior of fluids in low gravity environments, the current NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program continues the quest for knowledge to further understand and design better fluids systems for use on earth and in space. The purpose of the Fluid Physics Program is to support the goals of

F. J. Kohl; B. S. Singh; N. J. Shaw; M. E. Hill

2002-01-01

266

Integrated Health and Physical Education Program to Reduce Media Use and Increase Physical Activity in Youth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this project was to compare an integrated health and physical education curriculum, focused on reducing media use and on increasing physical activity in middle school adolescents, to traditional and nonintegrated health and physical education curricula. Two middle schools' health and physical education classes were assigned to an…

Clocksin, Brian D.; Wattson, Doris L.; Williams, Daniel P.; Randsell, Lynda

2009-01-01

267

Navy Develops Job-Related Physical Training Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This citation summarizes a one-page announcement of technology available for utilization. SPARTEN (Scientific Program of Aerobic and Resistance Training Exercise in the Navy) is a total body fitness program currently being evaluated for potential Navy-wid...

1983-01-01

268

A Physical Validation Program for the GPM Mission  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The GPM mission is currently planned for start in the late 2007 - early 2008 time frame. Its main scientific goal is to help answer pressing scientific problems arising within the context of global and regional water cycling. These problems cut across a hierarchy of scales and include climate-water cycle interactions, techniques for improving weather and climate predictions, and better methods for combining observed precipitation with hydrometeorological prediction models for applications to hazardous flood-producing storms, seasonal flood draught conditions, and fresh water resource assessments. The GPM mission will expand the scope of precipitation measurement through the use of a constellation of some 9 satellites, one of which will be an advanced TRMM-like core satellite carrying a dual-frequency Ku-Ka band precipitation radar and an advanced, multifrequency passive microwave radiometer with vertical-horizontal polarization discrimination. The other constellation members will include new dedicated satellites and co-existing operational/research satellites carrying similar (but not identical) passive microwave radiometers. The goal of the constellation is to achieve approximately 3-hour sampling at any spot on the globe -- continuously. The constellation's orbit architecture will consist of a mix of sun-synchronous and non-sun-synchronous satellites with the core satellite providing measurements of cloud-precipitation microphysical processes plus calibration-quality rainrate retrievals to be used with the other retrieval information to ensure bias-free constellation coverage. A major requirement before the retrieved rainfall information generated by the GPM mission can be used effectively by prognostic models to improve weather forecasts, hydrometeorological forecasts, and climate model reanalysis simulations is a capability to quantify the error characteristics of the retrievals. A solution for this problem has been upheld in past precipitation missions because of the lack of suitable error modeling systems incorporated into the validation programs and data distribution systems. An overview of how NASA intends to overcome this problem for the GPM mission using a physically-based error modeling approach within a multi-faceted validation program is described. The solution is to first identify specific user requirements and then determine the most stringent of these requirements that embodies all essential error characterization information needed by the entire user community. In the context of NASA s scientific agenda for the GPM mission, the most stringent user requirement is found within the data assimilation community. The fundamental theory of data assimilation vis-a-vis ingesting satellite precipitation information into the pre-forecast initializations is based on quantifying the conditional bias and precision errors of individual rain retrievals, and the space-time structure of the precision error (i.e., the spatial-temporal error covariance). By generating the hardware and software capability to produce this information in a near real-time fashion, and to couple the derived quantitative error properties to the actual retrieved rainrates, all key validation users can be satisfied. The talk will describe the essential components of the hardware and software systems needed to generate such near real-time error properties, as well as the various paradigm shifts needed within the validation community to produce a validation program relevant to the precipitation user community.

Smith, Eric A.

2003-01-01

269

Community-based exergaming program increases physical activity and perceived wellness in older adults.  

PubMed

Exergaming may be an effective strategy to increase physical activity participation among rural older adults. This pilot project examined the effects of a 24-wk exergaming and wellness program (8 wk onsite exergaming, 16-wk wellness newsletter intervention) on physical activity participation and subjective health in 46 rural older adults. Sociodemographic data and self-reported physical activity were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Cochran's Q, respectively. Qualitative data were reviewed, categorized on the basis of theme, and tabulated for frequency. Increased physical activity and perceived health were the most reported perceived positive changes. Significant increases in physical activity participation were maintained among participants who were physically inactive at baseline. Best-liked features were physical activity and socialization. Findings suggest that this pilot exergaming and wellness program is effective in increasing physical activity in sedentary rural older adults, increasing socialization, and increasing subjective physical health among rural older adults. PMID:23945726

Strand, Kara A; Francis, Sarah L; Margrett, Jennifer A; Franke, Warren D; Peterson, Marc J

2014-07-01

270

Effectiveness and feasibility of early physical rehabilitation programs for geriatric hospitalized patients: a systematic review  

PubMed Central

Background Old adults admitted to the hospital are at severe risk of functional loss during hospitalization. Early in-hospital physical rehabilitation programs appear to prevent functional loss in geriatric patients. The first aim of this review was to investigate the effect of early physical rehabilitation programs on physical functioning among geriatric patients acutely admitted to the hospital. The second aim was to evaluate the feasibility of early physical rehabilitation programs. Methods Two searches, one for physical functioning and one for feasibility, were conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE. Additional studies were identified through reference and citation tracking. To be included articles had to report on in-hospital early physical rehabilitation of patients aged 65 years and older with an outcome measure of physical functioning. Studies were excluded when the treatment was performed on specialized units other than geriatric units. Randomized controlled trials were included to examine the effect of early physical rehabilitation on physical functioning, length of stay and discharge destination. To investigate feasibility also non randomized controlled trials were added. Results Fifteen articles, reporting on 13 studies, described the effect on physical functioning. The early physical rehabilitation programs were classified in multidisciplinary programs with an exercise component and usual care with an exercise component. Multidisciplinary programs focussed more on facilitating discharge home and independent ADL, whereas exercise programs aimed at improving functional outcomes. At time of discharge patients who had participated in a multidisciplinary program or exercise program improved more on physical functional tests and were less likely to be discharged to a nursing home compared to patients receiving only usual care. In addition, multidisciplinary programs reduced the length of hospital stay significantly. Follow-up interventions improved physical functioning after discharge. The feasibility search yielded four articles. The feasibility results showed that early physical rehabilitation for acutely hospitalized old adults was safe. Adherence rates differed between studies and the recruitment of patients was sometimes challenging. Conclusions Early physical rehabilitation care for acutely hospitalized old adults leads to functional benefits and can be safely executed. Further research is needed to specifically quantify the physical component in early physical rehabilitation programs.

2013-01-01

271

Space physics strategy: Implementation study. Volume 2: Program plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In June, 1989, the Space Science and Applications Advisory Committee (SSAAC) authorized its Space Physics Subcommittee (SPS) to prepare a plan specifying the future missions, launch sequence, and encompassing themes of the Space Physics Division. The plan, now complete, is the product of a year-long study comprising two week-long workshops - in January and June 1990 - assisted by pre-workshop, inter-workshop, and post-workshop preparation and assessment activities. The workshops engaged about seventy participants, drawn equally from the Division's four science disciplines: cosmic and heliospheric physics, solar physics, magnetosphere physics, and ionosphere-thermosphere-mesospheric physics. An earlier report records the outcome of the first workshop; this is the report of the final workshop.

1991-01-01

272

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

273

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

274

Location, Timing, and Social Structure Patterns Related to Physical Activity Participation in Weight Loss Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Less than half of the adults in the United States meet national guidelines for physical activity. Physical activity programs can induce short-term improvements in physical activity. To develop effective interventions, researchers and practitioners should consider the timing, location, and social structure patterns of participants. Using a pretest,…

Gay, Jennifer L.; Trevarthen, Grace

2013-01-01

275

College/University Physical Activity Instruction Programs: A Critical Piece in the Education of Young Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is the position of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the College and University Physical Education Council (CUPEC) that all colleges and universities uphold a physical activity instructional program for students as a strong and integral part of the academic curriculum. Bombarded by popular culture, newfound…

Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2007

2007-01-01

276

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

277

An Exploratory Study of the Philosophy and Teaching Styles of Georgia Workforce Educators and Entrepreneurship Instructors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory study examines the adult educational philosophies and teaching styles of workforce educators and entrepreneurship instructors within the State of Georgia. A workforce educator is an educator teaching workforce skills; an entrepreneurship instructor is an educator who teaches entrepreneurship skills. Conti's Principles of Adult…

Floyd, Tuboise D.

2010-01-01

278

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

279

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

280

A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL INNOVATION CLUSTER: A PRELIMINARY STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study proposes a conceptual framework for understanding Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Cluster. First, it presents a structural analysis of the emerging processes of social entrepreneurship in Japan, and then shows how social enterprises establish organizational strategies and promote social innovation. In analyzing the emergence of social entrepreneurship, we have reviewed its relationship with the community, government, civil society

KANJI TANIMOTO

2008-01-01

281

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

282

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hector O. Rocha; Rolf Sternberg

2005-01-01

283

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 courses due to factors including large class sizes, isolation and lack of study partners, and/or lack of confidence in mathematical problem solving skills. Our students include those with learning disabilities, no high school physics, weak math backgrounds, and/or on academic probation. We also work with students who may be feeling isolated, such as students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first generation college students, returning adults, international students, and students from small rural schools. Many of our students are also part of retention programs such as the TRIO program, the Academic Advancement Program, the McNair Scholars Program, and the McBurney Disability Resource Center. The Physics Learning Program's Peer Mentor Tutor program is run in conjunction with similar programs for chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin. We will discuss strategies we use for creating an inclusive learning environment that engages students in their learning. Such strategies include small group instruction, ongoing training of the tutors, teaching problem solving skills, and creating a welcoming atmosphere.

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

2005-05-01

284

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

285

Networks and entrepreneurship — an analysis of social relations, occupational background, and use of contacts during the establishment process  

Microsoft Academic Search

A network perspective of entrepreneurship focuses on social processes influencing founding rates and social structures facilitating entrepreneurship through mobilization of complementary assets. This study analyzes network structures and activities during different stages of entrepreneurship. Data of ego-centered networks and network activities show that people in early stages of entrepreneurship have smaller networks and use less time networking than people in

Arent Greve

1995-01-01

286

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

287

Guidelines for Two-Year College Physics Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guidelines are meant to help two-year institutions provide physics students with the best possible education in the fundamental areas of physics and its relation to other disciplines and to society. General curricular guidelines, rather than specific curricular content, are defined. Implementing these guidelines can help ensure that the…

Hogan,, William P., Ed.; Davies, Chad L., Ed.; O'Kuma, Thomas L., Ed.; Plumb, Marie , Ed.; Waggoner, William, Ed.; Warren, William R., Ed.

2002-01-01

288

Integrating Advanced Physical Training Programs into the Marine Corps.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Marine Corps is a fighting organization designed for one purpose: combat. Physical fitness has long been a part of the training regimen to prepare Marines for the rigors of combat. The importance of physical fitness was recently emphasized by the curr...

J. Garcia

2009-01-01

289

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

290

A Team-Sports-Based Life-Skills Program in a Physical Education Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study aimed at examining the effectiveness of a team-sports-based life-skills program taught as part of physical education lessons. One hundred sixty-five sixth and eighth graders were assigned either in an experimental or in a control group and received an abbreviated version of SUPER, a team-sports-based program. The program focused…

Goudas, Marios; Giannoudis, Georgios

2008-01-01

291

The Association between Socio-Ecological Factors and Having an After-School Physical Activity Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: After-school physical activity (PA) programs promote PA among youth. Few studies have used socio-ecological health models to identify barriers and facilitators of after-school PA programs. This study examined which socio-ecological factors are associated with having an after-school PA program. Methods: A questionnaire was administered…

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

2012-01-01

292

Relationship between Physical Inactivity and Health Characteristics among Participants in an Employee Wellness Program  

PubMed Central

Objective To characterize factors associated with physical inactivity among employees with access to workplace wellness program. Methods We examined data on physical inactivity, defined as exercise less than once a week, from the 2010 health risk assessment (HRA) completed by employees at a major academic institution (n=16,976). Results Among employees, 18% individuals reported physical activity less than once a week. Individuals who were physically inactive as compared with physically active reported higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (AOR 1.36 [1.23–1.51], fair or poor health status (AOR 3.52 [2.97–4.17]) and absenteeism from work (AOR 1.59 [1.41–1.79]). Overall, physically inactive employees as compared to physically active employees reported more interest in health education programs. Conclusions Future research is needed to address barriers to physical inactivity to improve employee wellness and potentially lower health utility costs.

Birdee, Gurjeet S.; Byrne, Daniel W.; McGown, Paula W.; Rothman, Russell L.; Rolando, Lori A.; Holmes, Marilyn C.; Yarbrough, Mary I.

2013-01-01

293

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

294

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

295

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.

296

Overview of the CLAS/JLAB physics program  

SciTech Connect

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

Stepan Stepanyan

2006-08-28

297

Budget Making and Financial Accountability for Physical Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of fiscal management and its reflection in the administrative program (placement of emphasis, priorities in long range planning, and activities that need developing) is reviewed in this report. Guidelines are provided for (1) cost analysis in education budgets; (2) purposes of budgets; (3) types of budgets (Planning Programming

Rabinoff, Marc A.

298

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

299

Use of Simple Measures of Physical Activity to Predict Stress Fractures in Young Men Undergoing a Rigorous Physical Training Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Among a population of randomly selected US Marine Corps recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, the authors developed a screening tool to identify individuals at high risk for lower extremity stress fracture when beginning a rigorous physical training program. The screening tool was developed among 1,286 recruits, then tested and refined among 1,078 additional recruits. The refined

Richard A. Shaffer; Stephanie K. Brodine; Sandra A. Almeida; Karen Maxwell Williams; Sara Ronaghy

300

An Experiment in Programmed Learning in Physical Chemistry for Metallurgists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Substantially self-paced programed learning at Sheffield City Polytechnic Metallurgy Department was found to be better than conventional lectures, provided that new topic areas covered were relatively small, as demonstrated by using inexpensive, simple instructional materials. (Author/JN)

Hinchliffe, Philip R.

1982-01-01

301

An Experimental and Theoretical High Energy Physics Program  

SciTech Connect

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

Shipsey, Ian

2012-07-31

302

Effects of physical activity and training programs on plasma homocysteine levels: a systematic review.  

PubMed

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced in the liver that, when present in high concentrations, is thought to contribute to plaque formation and, consequently, increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, daily physical activity and training programs may contribute to controlling atherosclerosis. Given that physical exercise induces changes in protein and amino acid metabolism, it is important to understand whether homocysteine levels are also affected by exercise and to determine possible underlying mechanisms. Moreover, regarding the possible characteristics of different training programs (intensity, duration, repetition, volume), it becomes prudent to determine which types of exercise reduce homocysteine levels. To these ends, a systematic review was conducted to examine the effects of daily physical activity and different training programs on homocysteine levels. EndNote(®) was used to locate articles on the PubMed database from 2002 to 2013 with the keyword combinations "physical activity and homocysteine", "training and homocysteine", and/or "exercise and homocysteine". After 34 studies were identified, correlative and comparative studies of homocysteine levels revealed lower levels in patients engaged in greater quantities of daily physical activity. Regarding the acute effects of exercise, all studies reported increased homocysteine levels. Concerning intervention studies with training programs, aerobic training programs used different methods and analyses that complicate making any conclusion, though resistance training programs induced decreased homocysteine levels. In conclusion, this review suggests that greater daily physical activity is associated with lower homocysteine levels and that exercise programs could positively affect homocysteine control. PMID:24770903

Silva, Alexandre de Souza E; da Mota, Maria Paula Gonçalves

2014-08-01

303

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

304

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

305

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

2013-06-01

306

Engaging Students in Physical Education: Recommendations for Secondary Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thorp, Jennifer L.

2013-01-01

307

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.

308

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

309

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

310

How to Integrate Tai Ji Quan into Physical Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lu, Chunlei

2008-01-01

311

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

312

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Williams, Quinton

2013-03-01

313

Physical activity stimulation program for children with cerebral palsy did not improve physical activity: a randomised trial.  

PubMed

Question: In children with cerebral palsy, does a 6-month physical activity stimulation program improve physical activity, mobility capacity, fitness, fatigue and attitude towards sports more than usual paediatric physiotherapy? Design: Multicentre randomised controlled trial with concealed allocation, blinded assessments and intention-to-treat analysis. Participants: Forty-nine walking children (28 males) aged 7-13 years with spastic cerebral palsy and severity of the disability classified as Gross Motor Function Classification System level I-III. Intervention: The intervention group followed a 6-month physical activity stimulation program involving counselling through motivational interviewing, home-based physiotherapy, and 4 months of fitness training. The control group continued their usual paediatric physiotherapy. Outcome measures: Primary outcomes were walking activity (assessed objectively with an activity monitor) and parent-reported physical activity (Activity Questionnaire for Adults and Adolescents). Secondary outcomes were: mobility capacity, consisting of Gross Motor Function Measure-66 (GMFM-66), walking capacity and functional strength, fitness (aerobic and anaerobic capacity, muscle strength), self-reported fatigue, and attitude towards sport (child and parent). Assessments were performed at baseline, 4 months, 6 months and 12 months. Results: There were no significant intervention effects for physical activity or secondary outcomes at any assessment time. Positive trends were found for parent-reported time at moderate-to-vigorous intensity (between-group change ratio=2.2, 95% CI 1.1 to 4.4) and GMFM-66 (mean between-group difference=2.8 points, 95% CI 0.2 to 5.4) at 6 months, but not at 12 months. There was a trend for a small, but clinically irrelevant, improvement in the children's attitudes towards the disadvantages of sports at 6 months, and towards the advantages of sports at 12 months. Conclusions: This physical activity stimulation program, that combined fitness training, counselling and home-based therapy, was not effective in children with cerebral palsy. Further research should examine the potential of each component of the intervention for improving physical activity in this population. Trial registration: NTR2099. [Van Wely L, Balemans ACJ, Becher JG, Dallmeijer AJ (2014) Physical activity stimulation program for children with cerebral palsy did not improve physical activity: a randomised trial.Journal of Physiotherapy60: 40-49]. PMID:24856939

Van Wely, Leontien; Balemans, Astrid Cj; Becher, Jules G; Dallmeijer, Annet J

2014-03-01

314

Lithium Experiments in the NSTX Boundary Physics Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NSTX Program Plan calls for lithium experiments beginning with pellet injection, followed by lithium evaporation, and then operation with a Liquid Surface Module (LSM). Lithium pellet injection in FY04 will compare NSTX lithium results with the extensive TFTR lithium database. These experiments will be followed by higher yield film deposition techniques using a between-shot evaporator to coat the upper

H. W. Kugel; M. Bell; R. Kaita; R. Majeski; C. H. Skinner; V. Soukhanovskii; D. Stotler; R. Maingi; T. Rognlien; M. Ulrickson

2003-01-01

315

The Role of Physicality in Rich Programming Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer science proficiency continues to grow in importance, while the number of students entering computer science-related fields declines. Many rich programming environments have been created to motivate student interest and expertise in computer science. In the current study, we investigated whether a recently created environment, Robot…

Liu, Allison S.; Schunn, Christian D.; Flot, Jesse; Shoop, Robin

2013-01-01

316

Computer program determines chemical composition of physical system at equilibrium  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

FORTRAN 4 digital computer program calculates equilibrium composition of complex, multiphase chemical systems. This is a free energy minimization method with solution of the problem reduced to mathematical operations, without concern for the chemistry involved. Also certain thermodynamic properties are determined as byproducts of the main calculations.

Kwong, S. S.

1966-01-01

317

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.

318

Experimental Program of Neutron Physics for Advanced Water Reactors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The C.E.A. and E.D.F. has jointly undertaken a program of experimental studies on under-moderated water lattices, with mixed oxide fuel UO sub 2 -PuO sub 2 . Undermoderated lattices offer high conversion ratios. This type of lattice could limit in the fut...

L. Martin-Deider S. Cathalu A. Santamarina M. Gomit

1985-01-01

319

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-02-01

320

Leisure Today. Leisure Programming: The State of the Art.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nine articles examine current topics in leisure programing, including program design and evaluation, program design through imagery, keys to quality leisure programing, programing with style, total quality program planning, evaluation of leisure programs, programing for older adults, and the intergenerational entrepreneurship demonstration…

Busser, James A.; And Others

1993-01-01

321

Relation of Physical Activity to Memory Functioning in Older Adults: The Memory Workout Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Memory Workout, a CD-ROM program designed to help older adults increase changes in physical and cognitive activity influencing memory, was tested with 24 subjects. Results revealed a significant relationship between exercise time, exercise efficacy, and cognitive function, as well as interest in improving memory and physical activity.…

Rebok, George W.; Plude, Dana J.

2001-01-01

322

Advantages of Gardening as a Form of Physical Activity in an After-School Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children who normally abstain from physical activity may view gardening as a viable non-competitive alternative. The study reported here evaluated the effect of an Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service after-school gardening program on self-reported physical activity level of children in 3rd through 5th grade using the ACTIVITY self-report…

Phelps, Joshua; Hermann, Janice R.; Parker, Stephany P.; Denney, Barbara

2010-01-01

323

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

324

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

325

A Conceptual Model for Training After-School Program Staffers to Promote Physical Activity and Nutrition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: After-school programs (ASPs, 3 pm to 6 pm) have been called upon to increase the amount of daily physical activity children accumulate and improve the nutritional quality of the snacks served. To this end, state and national physical activity and nutrition (PAaN) policies have been proposed. Frontline staff who directly interact with…

Weaver, Robert Glenn; Beets, Michael W.; Webster, Collin; Beighle, Aaron; Huberty, Jennifer

2012-01-01

326

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

327

How a Climbing Wall Became Part of a NEW Physical Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The introduction of a NEW physical education (PE) program at Ancaster Senior Public School had, at its root, the desire to make physical activity an inclusive domain for both athletic students and those not so inclined. With the growing concerns over the rapid and consistent rise in childhood obesity rates it was evident that the current model of…

Cook, Gordon; Boyan, Al; Mendelsohn, Alice; Green, Alison; Woolvett, Colleen

2007-01-01

328

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

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

330

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

331

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gutin, Bernard

332

Enhancing the CDF's B physics program with a faster data acquisition system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The physics program of Run II at the Tevatron includes precision electroweak measurements such as the determination of the top quark and W boson masses; bottom and charm physics including the determination of the B{sub s} and D° mixing parameters; studies of the strong interaction; and searches for the Higgs particle, supersymmetric particles, hidden space-time dimensions and quark substructure. All

Petar Maksimovic

2011-01-01

333

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

334

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 Physicsâ??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; Poodry, Frances

2005-11-23

335

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

336

Physical Control: An Important Tool in Pest Management Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Various methods of physically controlling arthropod pests are simultaneously both the oldest techniques and a current source\\u000a of innovation. Unlike pesticides, there is no need for governmental regulation\\/registration with the concomitant need to spend\\u000a millions of dollars satisfying environmental and animal toxicology, food safety and efficacy requirements. The focus of this\\u000a discussion will be on pre-harvest agricultural practices (Table 1)

Phyllis G. Weintraub

337

Research program in nuclear and solid state physics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Stronach, C. E.

1973-01-01

338

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

339

An Experimental High Energy Physics Program: Task D  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-01-01

340

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

341

Machine Physics Application Program for control, commissioning and error findings for storage rings  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed a Machine Physics Application Program (MPAP) package for control, commissioning and error finding to be used on the SRRC storage ring with user friendly graphic interface. The program gives on-line machine parameters as well as Twiss functions together with the machine elements in graphic form. It supported the following capabilities: machine modeling, orbit corrections and adjusting, tune

H. P. Chang; C. H. Chang; C. C. Kuo; M. H. Wang; J. C. Lee; J. Y. Fan; H. J. Tsai; C. S. Hsue

1993-01-01

342

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

343

The Effects of a Data-Based Exercise Program on Physical Fitness of Retarded Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nine mildly retarded children (6-11 years old) participated in a physical finess program with individualized goals. Results revealed a significant increase in walk/run distances covered daily and satisfaction with the program expressed by parents as well as participants. (CL)

Halle, James W.; And Others

1983-01-01

344

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

345

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

346

A Framework for Physical Activity Programs within School-Community Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Melton, Bridget; Burdette, Trey

2011-01-01

348

Best Practices in University-Community Partnerships: Lessons Learned from a Physical-Activity-Based Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universities have the potential to make significant contributions to their neighboring schools and youth agencies through university-community partnerships and the programs they spawn. However, even with proven goals, trained staff, and eager students, collaborative physical-activity-based youth development programs can fail despite the best…

Walsh, David

2006-01-01

349

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

350

Guest investigator program study: Physics of equatorial plasma bubbles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Plasma bubbles are large-scale (10 to 100 km) depletions in plasma density found in the night-time equatorial ionosphere. Their formation has been found to entail the upward transport of plasma over hundreds of kilometers in altitude, suggesting that bubbles play significant roles in the physics of many of the diverse and unique features found in the low-latitude ionosphere. In the simplest scenario, plasma bubbles appear first as perturbations in the bottomside F layer, which is linearly unstable to the gravitationally driven Rayleigh-Taylor instability. Once initiated, bubbles develop upward through the peak of the F layer into its topside (sometimes to altitudes in excess of 1000 km), a behavior predicted by the nonlinear form of the same instability. While good general agreement has been found between theory and observations, little is known about the detailed physics associated with plasma bubbles. Our research activity centered around two topics: the shape of plasma bubbles and associated electric fields, and the day-to-day variability in the occurrence of plasma bubbles. The first topic was pursued because of a divergence in view regarding the nonlinear physics associated with plasma bubble development. While the development of perturbations in isodensity contours in the bottomside F layer into plasma bubbles is well accepted, some believed bubbles to be cylinder-like closed regions of depleted plasma density that floated upward leaving a turbulent wake behind them (e.g., Woodman and LaHoz, 1976; Ott, 1978; Kelley and Ott, 1978). Our results, summarized in a paper submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research, consisted of incoherent scatter radar measurements that showed unambiguously that the depleted region is wedgelike and not cylinderlike, and a case study and modeling of SM-D electric field instrument (EFI) measurements that showed that the absence of electric-field perturbations outside the plasma-depleted region is a distinct signature of wedge-shaped plasma bubbles. The second topic was pursued because the inability to predict the day-to-day occurrence of plasma bubbles indicated inadequate knowledge of the physics of plasma bubbles. An understanding of bubble formation requires an understanding of the roles of the various terms in the linearized growth rate of the collisional Rayleigh-Taylor instability. In our study, we examined electric-field perturbations found in SM-D EFI data and found that the seeding is more likely to be produced in the E region rather than the F region. The results of this investigation are presented in the Appendix of this report and will be submitted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Tsunoda, Roland T.

1994-01-01

351

Guest investigator program study: Physics of equatorial plasma bubbles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Plasma bubbles are large-scale (10 to 100 km) depletions in plasma density found in the night-time equatorial ionosphere. Their formation has been found to entail the upward transport of plasma over hundreds of kilometers in altitude, suggesting that bubbles play significant roles in the physics of many of the diverse and unique features found in the low-latitude ionosphere. In the simplest scenario, plasma bubbles appear first as perturbations in the bottomside F layer, which is linearly unstable to the gravitationally driven Rayleigh-Taylor instability. Once initiated, bubbles develop upward through the peak of the F layer into its topside (sometimes to altitudes in excess of 1000 km), a behavior predicted by the nonlinear form of the same instability. While good general agreement has been found between theory and observations, little is known about the detailed physics associated with plasma bubbles. Our research activity centered around two topics: the shape of plasma bubbles and associated electric fields, and the day-to-day variability in the occurrence of plasma bubbles. The first topic was pursued because of a divergence in view regarding the nonlinear physics associated with plasma bubble development. While the development of perturbations in isodensity contours in the bottomside F layer into plasma bubbles is well accepted, some believed bubbles to be cylinder-like closed regions of depleted plasma density that floated upward leaving a turbulent wake behind them (e.g., Woodman and LaHoz, 1976; Ott, 1978; Kelley and Ott, 1978). Our results, summarized in a paper submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research, consisted of incoherent scatter radar measurements that showed unambiguously that the depleted region is wedgelike and not cylinderlike, and a case study and modeling of SM-D electric field instrument (EFI) measurements that showed that the absence of electric-field perturbations outside the plasma-depleted region is a distinct signature of wedge-shaped plasma bubbles. The second topic was pursued because the inability to predict the day-to-day occurrence of plasma bubbles indicated inadequate knowledge of the physics of plasma bubbles. An understanding of bubble formation requires an understanding of the roles of the various terms in the linearized growth rate of the collisional Rayleigh-Taylor instability. In our study, we examined electric-field perturbations found in SM-D EFI data and found that the seeding is more likely to be produced in the E region rather than the F region. The results of this investigation are presented in the Appendix of this report and will be submitted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Tsunoda, Roland T.

1994-10-01

352

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Boytos, Matthew A.; Norbury, John W.

1992-01-01

353

The NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program: Knowledge for Use on Earth and Future Space Missions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Building on over four decades of research and technology development related to the behavior of fluids in low gravity environments, the current NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program continues the quest for knowledge to further understand and design better fluids systems for use on earth and in space. The purpose of the Fluid Physics Program is to support the goals of NASA's Biological and Physical Research Enterprise which seeks to exploit the space environment to conduct research and to develop commercial opportunities, while building the vital knowledge base needed to enable efficient and effective systems for protecting and sustaining humans during extended space flights. There are currently five major research areas in the Microgravity Fluid Physics Program: complex fluids, multiphase flows and phase change, interfacial phenomena, biofluid mechanics, and dynamics and instabilities. Numerous investigations into these areas are being conducted in both ground-based laboratories and facilities and in the flight experiments program. Most of the future NASA-sponsored fluid physics and transport phenomena studies will be carried out on the International Space Station in the Fluids Integrated Rack, in the Microgravity Science Glovebox, in EXPRESS racks, and in other facilities provided by international partners. This paper will present an overview of the near- and long-term visions for NASA's Microgravity Fluid Physics Research Program and brief descriptions of hardware systems planned to achieve this research.

Kohl, Fred J.; Singh, Bhim S.; Alexander, J. Iwan; Shaw, Nancy J.; Hill, Myron E.; Gati, Frank G.

2002-12-01

354

The NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program - Knowledge for Use on Earth and Future Space Missions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Building on over four decades of research and technology development related to the behavior of fluids in low gravity environments, the current NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program continues the quest for knowledge to further understand and design better fluids systems for use on earth and in space. The purpose of the Fluid Physics Program is to support the goals of NASA's Biological and Physical Research Enterprise which seeks to exploit the space environment to conduct research and to develop commercial opportunities, while building the vital knowledge base needed to enable efficient and effective systems for protecting and sustaining humans during extended space flights. There are currently five major research areas in the Microgravity Fluid Physics Program: complex fluids, multiphase flows and phase change, interfacial phenomena, biofluid mechanics, and dynamics and instabilities. Numerous investigations into these areas are being conducted in both ground-based laboratories and facilities and in the flight experiments program. Most of the future NASA-sponsored fluid physics and transport phenomena studies will be carried out on the International Space Station in the Fluids Integrated Rack, in the Microgravity Science Glovebox, in EXPRESS racks, and in other facilities provided by international partners. This paper will present an overview of the near- and long-term visions for NASA's Microgravity Fluid Physics Research Program and brief descriptions of hardware systems planned to achieve this research.

Kohl, F. J.; Singh, B. S.; Shaw, N. J.; Hill, M. E.

2002-01-01

355

The NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program: Knowledge for Use on Earth and Future Space Missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Building on over four decades of research and technology development related to the behavior of fluids in low gravity environments, the current NASA Microgravity Fluid Physics Program continues the quest for knowledge to further understand and design better fluids systems for use on earth and in space. The purpose of the Fluid Physics Program is to support the goals of NASA's Biological and Physical Research Enterprise which seeks to exploit the space environment to conduct research and to develop commercial opportunities, while building the vital knowledge base needed to enable efficient and effective systems for protecting and sustaining humans during extended space flights. There are currently five major research areas in the Microgravity Fluid Physics Program: complex fluids, multiphase flows and phase change, interfacial phenomena, biofluid mechanics, and dynamics and instabilities. Numerous investigations into these areas are being conducted in both ground-based laboratories and facilities and in the flight experiments program. Most of the future NASA-sponsored fluid physics and transport phenomena studies will be carried out on the International Space Station in the Fluids Integrated Rack, in the Microgravity Science Glovebox, in EXPRESS racks, and in other facilities provided by international partners. This paper will present an overview of the near- and long-term visions for NASA's Microgravity Fluid Physics Research Program and brief descriptions of hardware systems planned to achieve this research.

Kohl, Fred J.; Singh, Bhim S.; Alexander, J. Iwan; Shaw, Nancy J.; Hill, Myron E.; Gati, Frank G.

2002-01-01

356

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Brandan, María-Ester

2010-12-01

357

Fun & Fitness. Youth Physical Fitness Survey and Program Highlights. A Navy Youth Program. Resource Guide 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet offers information on a variety of programs being offered for Navy youth by the Navy Recreation Services. The guide illustrates the types of programs being conducted, and highlights some exceptional programs. A chart presents a listing of youth team sports, indoor and outdoor sports, special events, fitness camps, parent clubs, and…

Department of the Navy, Washington, DC.

358

From Near Extinction to Academic Excellence: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Physics Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A physics department that was on the brink of extinction has been successfully resuscitated into a nationally recognized program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-L). The revitalization efforts included sweeping curricular reforms, aggressive recruitment, and retention of students and faculty. The reforms included the introduction of new academic programs for the majors, new courses for non-majors, a dual-degree program in Physics and Engineering, and opportunities for undergraduate research. The department uses several recruitment techniques which include contacting high school seniors in the region and conducting outreach activities to attract students to the program. In order to sustain and enhance the quality of the program, the department carries out comprehensive assessment of its programmatic goals on a regular basis. The department is also very successful in placing students with bachelor's degrees in physics in STEM careers at an exceptional rate. The success of the program in recruiting, retention, and career placement can be attributed to a combination of aggressive advising and flexible options designed to meet the needs and career goals of each student. The retention rate in the program is high due to one-on-one advising, involving students in undergraduate research at an early stage, and a very vibrant student society. Due to these initiatives, the department has maintained its growth over the years with 160 majors currently, and 29 majors graduating during the 2011- 2012 academic year. Recently, the UW-L Physics Program was selected to receive the 2013 American Physical Society (APS) ``Improving Undergraduate Physics Education Award''.

Sudhakaran, Gubbi

2013-03-01

359

Student Programming in the Introductory Physics Course: M.U.P.P.E.T.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since 1983, the Maryland University Project in Physics and Educational Technology (M.U.P.P.E.T.) has been investigating the implication of including student programming in an introductory physics course for physics majors. Many significant changes can result. One can rearrange some content to be more physically appropriate, including more realistic problems, and introduce some contemporary topics. One can begin training the student in professional research-related skills at an earlier stage than is traditional. An interesting point to note is that the inclusion of carefully considered computer content requires an increased emphasis on qualitative and analytic thinking.

Redish, Edward F.; Wilson, Jack

2006-06-19

360

Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Building on the Singapore Experiment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Is it possible to teach someone to be an entrepreneur? Is innovation something that can be assessed and taught in a classroom? Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship answers these and other questions by focusing on a teaching experiment in Singapore at Nanyang Technological University, wherein classes of English-speaking Singaporeans and…

Hampden-Turner, Charles

2009-01-01

361

Transduction and entrepreneurship: A biophilosophical image of the entrepreneur  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The concept of the entrepreneur is problematic because by definition it aims to capture what is on the move and in a process of continuous change. This paper examines the concepts of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur from the perspective of the French philosopher Simondon's concept of transduction. Transduction denotes the individuation of the subject on the basis of productive

Alexander Styhre

2008-01-01

362

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Matlay, Harry; Hussain, Javed

2012-01-01

363

Entrepreneurship Research and Practice: A Call to Action for Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2007-01-01

364

Not a Dirty Word: Arts Entrepreneurship and Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While the majority of creative, performing and literary artists are self-employed, relatively few tertiary arts schools attempt to develop capabilities for venture creation and management (and entrepreneurship more broadly) and still fewer do so effectively. This article asks why this is the case. It addresses underlying conceptual and…

Bridgstock, Ruth

2013-01-01

365

Fashion Entrepreneurship Education in the UK and China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to obtain a shared understanding of entrepreneurship education and to evaluate the effectiveness of employability and enterprise division in current fashion courses and amongst the students between a British and a Chinese university (UClan and SCAU). Design/methodology/approach: It is a three-stage…

Shi, Jiwei Jenny; Chen, Yudong; Gifford, Elena Kate; Jin, Hui

2012-01-01

366

Economic Gardening through Entrepreneurship Education: A Service-Learning Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article outlines the implementation of a service-learning approach in an entrepreneurship programme using an "economic gardening" strategy. Economic Gardening through Service-Learning (EGS-L) is an approach to economic development that helps local businesses and students grow through a facilitated learning process. Learning is made possible…

Desplaces, David E.; Wergeles, Fred; McGuigan, Patrick

2009-01-01

367

Multicriteria Evaluation of National Entrepreneurship In Newly EU Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

When evaluating entrepreneurship at the national level, the influence of small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) on the state economic development is analyzed. Also, the impact of significant factors (goods and services competitiveness, innovations, diversification, clusterization, creating social value, etc.) on SMEs working effectiveness (respectively improving the entrepreneurial efficiency) is investigated. When focused on the national economic competitiveness as a general

Algis Zvirblis; Antanas Buracas

2011-01-01

368

Assessing the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education Programmes: A New Methodology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Facing the multiplication of entrepreneurship education programmes (EEP) and the increasing resources allocated, there is a need to develop a common framework to evaluate the design of those programmes. The purpose of this article is to propose such a framework, based on the theory of planned behaviour (TPB). Design/methodology/approach:…

Fayolle, Alain; Gailly, Benoit; Lassas-Clerc, Narjisse

2006-01-01

369

Entrepreneurship Education: The Way Forward for Vocational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To ensure economic growth and increased employment opportunities for youth, there must be greater emphasis on the following: (1) providing self-employment skills to young people; (2) preparing them for highly technical jobs; and (3) preparing them for service industry jobs. Recommends the incorporation of entrepreneurship education in the…

Bristow, Clinton, Jr.; James, Curtis A., Jr.

1990-01-01

370

The "Second Academic Revolution": Interpretations of Academic Entrepreneurship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The number and scope of faculty and institutions involved in academic entrepreneurship continues to expand, and this has significant implications for universities, involving potentially wonderful opportunities but also dire risks. This paper looks beyond academic capitalism, a theory that currently dominates the study of higher education, by…

Zheng, Peijun

2010-01-01

371

Strategic entrepreneurship: origins, core elements and research directions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The question of how to integrate strategic and entrepreneurial management to achieve a better balance between advantage- and opportunity-seeking behaviours has received increased academic and practitioner interest in recent years. However, little consensus exists over the meaning of this concept of “strategic entrepreneurship” (SE), its constituents and its operation. This paper aims to address these issues. Design\\/methodology\\/approach –

Lida P. Kyrgidou; Mathew Hughes

2010-01-01

372

Indicators for Measuring Entrepreneurship: A Proposal for a Scoreboard  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Leitao da Silva Martins, Susana Paula

2007-01-01

373

Entrepreneurship Education Instructor's Manual. Competency-Based Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended for use in teaching a course in entrepreneurship that is geared toward high school seniors. Specifically, the materials included in the guide have been designed to be incorporated into business and office education and marketing education courses. The guide consists of a list of the tasks necessary for a person to be…

Miller, Sandra W.; Williams, Jamie C.

374

Social Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Context, Relevance and Extent  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In its broadest context, "social entrepreneurship" refers to individuals and organizations that engage in entrepreneurial activities with social objectives. Whereas this concept and its constituent elements are well-researched and acknowledged in industrialized countries (such as the USA and UK) (Thompson, Alvy and Lees, 2000, p 328) and to some…

Visser, Kobus

2011-01-01

375

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

376

Institutional entrepreneurship capabilities for interorganizational sustainable supply chain strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address the implementation of proactive interorganizational sustainable supply chain strategies by empirically exploring the relationship between key (inter-)organizational resources of the initiating company and the establishment of widely accepted voluntary sustainability initiatives. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study is built on comparative case studies as well as literature on institutional entrepreneurship and the

Nils J. Peters; Joerg S. Hofstetter; Volker H. Hoffmann

2011-01-01

377

The Role of CTE in Entrepreneurship. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Entrepreneurship, or small business ownership, is an increasingly attractive option to young people and adults (including low-income populations, at-risk youth, and women) who are striving to find careers that are exciting to them and offer the potential for personal and financial success. Entrepreneurs must be self-starters, innovative, willing…

Brown, Bettina Lankard

378

Economics and Entrepreneurship: Student Activities. Master Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.

379

The impact of Greek Orthodoxy on entrepreneurship: a theoretical framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

George Gotsis; Zoe Kortezi

2009-01-01

380

Incorporating feminist theories into sociological theories of entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Feminist critiques can provide new insights into organizational theories by examining the historical context in which these theories emerged, the research methods in which the theories are grounded, and the assumptions underlying the theories themselves. This paper applies a feminist critique to sociological theories of entrepreneurship. First, the sociological theories are described, focusing on the effects of political factors, state

Amy E. Hurley

1999-01-01

381

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maggioni, V.; Del Giudice, M.

2008-01-01

382

The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship: Possibilities for School Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship" examines the challenge of creating innovative and productive entrepreneurial activity in American education. In the course of exploring these challenges, the book considers a number of crucial issues and circumstances: existing "barriers to entry" that prohibit or obstruct entrepreneurial efforts; the…

Hess, Frederick M., Ed.

2008-01-01

383

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hess, Frederick M.

2008-01-01

384

Researching small firms and entrepreneurship: Past, present and future  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper seeks to stimulate debate on the agendas, methodologies and methods used in the field of small business and entrepreneurship. The paper raises questions regarding the research agendas pursued and provides some pointers for the direction of future research. Integral to this is the argument that there is a need to reflect on the condition of small-business research and

Robert Blackburn; Anne Kovalainen

2009-01-01

385

An Empirical Investigation of Entrepreneurship Intensity in Iranian State Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

386

Research of Informationization Entrepreneurship Education's Essence and Characteristic  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

387

Organizational entrepreneurship and administrators of hospitals: case study of Iran.  

PubMed

Due to rapid changes of technology and scientific advances in health systems and need for fast planning in health care, entrepreneurial spirit among employers and employees is a crucial element. According to the field of entrepreneurship research has not been solved and where learning and innovation for healthcare organizations due to the nature of the work required. This study aims to examine the entrepreneurial activities within the hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. To achieve the aim of the study, a questionnaire containing 29 items regarding the areas of innovation, creative behavior, flexibility, empowerment, rewarding systems and the management support was distributed among the hospitals' managers. Establishment of a culture of entrepreneurship in healthcare organizations led to the development unit controlled, changing the culture of the hospital. The analysis of the data showed that the majority of the managers agreed with all five areas of entrepreneurship namely the existence of innovation and innovative behavior, flexibility, decision making, rewarding and encouraging system, as well as management supportive system of personnel's new ideas. In fact, the managers generally had positive attitude towards entrepreneurship in their organizations The Pearson correlation test also showed that there is a significant relationship between the areas of entrepreneurship and the managers' age as well as their working experience (P<0.05). Entrepreneurial activities in healthcare can be improved through providing a suitable environment, adjusting reward and encouragement systems, giving more authority to subordinates, promoting awareness and education, and mobilizing managers to attract appropriate opportunities for organization. Further active involvement of employees, more stable in front of changes and increased ability managers to capture opportunities in domestic and foreign situation. PMID:24762370

Raadabadi, Mehdi; Fayaz-Bakhsh, Ahmad; Nazari, Aslan; Mousavi, Seyed Masood; Fayaz-Bakhsh, Mohammadali

2014-05-01

388

LAPTAG-A Physics Outreach Program at UCLA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

LAPTAG was founded in 1993 during a meeting sponsored by the APS, which encouraged high schools and Universities to form alliances. There are currently about twenty high schools, several community colleges and two Universities (UCLA and USC) involved. At first LAPTAG organized tours of laboratories at UCLA, USC, JPL, General Atomics and the Mt. Wilson Observatory and had meetings in which issues on curricula were discussed. It became obvious after awhile that in order for the group to last that projects were necessary. An early project involved having the high school faculty and students create Websites for most of the schools. This was before most the schools could afford Internet connections and Web authoring tools did not exist. Then with funding from the UC Office of the President, a seismology project was initiated and ten schools received seismometers. There were lectures by geologists and staff members of the Southern California Earthquake center; results were reported on the Web. In the spring of 1999 LAPTAG gave seven posters at the Condensed Matter APS meeting in Los Angeles. A web based astronomy course was created and high school students controlled the Mount Wilson telescope remotely and studied a variable star. Our latest project, funded by the Department of Energy resulted in the construction of a plasma lab dedicated to LAPTAG. The lab has equipment that is used by practicing plasma physicists (tone-burst generators, digital scopes, digital data acquisition and computerized probe drives) as well as software (LabView, PVwave). The high school students and teachers built the machine and all the associated diagnostics. Examples of the experiments will be given, however it is not a cookbook lab. As new experiments are introduced the same difficulties we all face must be overcome; the students take part in this. In the November 2001 APS-DPP meeting in Long Beach, CA the high school students presented five posters on the plasma device and wave experiments. The LAPD laboratory is now a National User Facility and LAPTAG is a key component of its outreach program.

Gekelman, Walter

2003-04-01

389

College/University Physical Activity Instruction Programs: A Critical Piece in the Education of Young Adults. A Position Paper from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is the position of the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the College and University Physical Education Council (CUPEC) that all colleges and universities uphold a physical activity instructional program for students as a strong and integral part of the academic curriculum. Bombarded by popular culture, newfound…

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJ1), 2007

2007-01-01

390

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2003-01-01

391

A survey of physical examination skills taught in undergraduate nursing programs: are we teaching too much?  

PubMed

Because content saturation is a growing concern, as reflected in the nursing literature, the content taught in undergraduate nursing curricula should be critically examined. The purpose of this descriptive cross-sectional research was to determine and analyze the physical assessment content currently taught in undergraduate nursing programs. A total of 198 individuals teaching in undergraduate nursing programs completed a Web-based survey. Of the 122 skills included on the survey, 81% were reportedly being taught in most of the nursing programs. Total scores for 18 systems-based assessment categories were significantly different among associate and baccalaureate nursing programs in all but three categories: assessment of integument, breast, and female genitals. Previous research has shown that nurses use less than 25% of these same skills regularly in clinical practice, regardless of their educational preparation. Findings from this research raise questions about the breadth to which physical examination content should be taught in undergraduate nursing education. PMID:19227752

Giddens, Jean Foret; Eddy, Linda

2009-01-01

392

Improving physical fitness of individuals with intellectual and developmental disability through a Virtual Reality Intervention Program.  

PubMed

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+/-5.8 years; moderate IDD level) was matched for age, IDD level and functional abilities with a control group (N=30, mean age=54.3+/-5.4 years). A 5-6 week fitness program consisting of two 30 min sessions per week included game-like exercises provided by the Sony PlayStation II EyeToy VR system. Changes in physical fitness were monitored by the Energy Expenditure Index (EEI), the modified 12 min walk/run and the Total Heart Beat Index (THBI). Significant (p<0.05) improvements in physical fitness were demonstrated for the research group in comparison to the control group for the Modified Cooper test and the THBI but not for the EEI test. The EEI, Modified Cooper and THBI tests were found feasible to evaluate physical fitness levels and change of individuals with IDD under clinical conditions. VR technology intervention was suitable for adults with IDD and resulted in significant improvements in the physical fitness levels of the participants. PMID:18479889

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

2009-01-01

393

Computational Thinking for Physics: Programming Models of Physics Phenomenon in Elementary School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Computational thinking, an approach to problem solving, is a key practice of science education rarely integrated into instruction in an authentic way. A second key practice, creating models of physical phenomenon, has been recognized as an important strategy for facilitating students' deeper understandings of both science concepts and the practices of science. We are creating an interdisciplinary computational thinking curriculum for grades 4-6 that combines the development of computational thinking with content in other disciplines such as science. Here we present an example project where students can iteratively develop a model to explain the momentum and acceleration of an object, coupled with sophisticated computational thinking concepts to simulate that model. In addition, we present two findings from related research on fourth gradersâ pre-instructional knowledge related to computational thinking: 1) Students recognized the need for but struggled to produce specific instructions, and 2) Students understood that small errors could change outcomes.

Dwyer, Hilary A.; Boe, Bryce; Hill, Charlotte; Franklin, Diana; Harlow, Danielle

2014-01-30

394

A comparison of medical physics training and education programs--Canada and Australia.  

PubMed

An overview and comparison of medical physics clinical training, academic education, and national certification/accreditation of individual professionals in Canada and Australia is presented. Topics discussed include program organization, funding, fees, administration, time requirements, content, program accreditation, and levels of certification/accreditation of individual Medical Physicists. Differences in the training, education, and certification/accreditation approaches between the two countries are highlighted. The possibility of mutual recognition of certified/accredited Medical Physicists is examined. PMID:20169845

McCurdy, B M C; Duggan, L; Howlett, S; Clark, B G

2009-12-01

395

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF REPRESSURIZED SAMPLES RECOVERED DURING THE 2006 NATIONAL GAS HYDRATE PROGRAM EXPEDITION OFFSHORE INDIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of an international cooperative research program, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and researchers from the National Gas Hydrate Program (NGHP) of India are studying the physical properties of sediment recovered during the NGHP-01 cruise conducted offshore India during 2006. Here we report on index property, acoustic velocity, and triaxial shear test results for samples recovered from the Krishna-Godavari

W. J. Winters; W. F. Waite; D. H. Mason; P. Kumar

396

School-based physical education programs: evidence-based physical activity interventions for youth in Latin America  

PubMed Central

This article focuses on results of the systematic review from the Guide for Useful Interventions for Activity in Latin America project related to school-based physical education (PE) programs in Latin America. The aims of the article are to describe five school-based PE programs from Latin America, discuss implications for effective school-based PE recommendations, propose approaches for implementing these interventions, and identify gaps in the research literature related to physical activity promotion in Latin American youth. Following the US Community Guide systematic review process, five school-based PE intervention studies with sufficient quality of design, execution and detail of intervention and outcomes were selected for full abstraction. One study was conducted in Brazil, two studies were conducted in Chile and two studies were conducted on the US/Mexico border. While studies presented assorted outcomes, methods and duration of interventions, there were consistent positive increases in physical activity levels for all outcomes measured during PE classes, endurance and active transportation to school in all three randomized studies. Except for one cohort from one study, the non-randomized studies showed positive intervention effects for moderate and vigorous physical activity levels during PE classes. The core elements of these five interventions included capacity building and staff training (PE specialists and/or classroom teachers); changes in the PE curricula; provision of equipment and materials; and adjustment of the interventions to specific target populations. In order to translate the strong evidence for school-based PE into practice, systematic attention to policy and implementation issues is required. (Global Health Promotion, 2010; 17(2): pp. 05–15)

Ribeiro, Isabela C.; Parra, Diana C.; Hoehner, Christine M.; Soares, Jesus; Torres, Andrea; Pratt, Michael; Legetic, Branka; Malta, Deborah C.; Matsudo, Victor; Ramos, Luiz R.; Simoes, Eduardo J.; Brownson, Ross C.

2010-01-01

397

School-based physical education programs: evidence-based physical activity interventions for youth in Latin America.  

PubMed

This article focuses on results of the systematic review from the Guide for Useful Interventions for Activity in Latin America project related to school-based physical education (PE) programs in Latin America. The aims of the article are to describe five school-based PE programs from Latin America, discuss implications for effective school-based PE recommendations, propose approaches for implementing these interventions, and identify gaps in the research literature related to physical activity promotion in Latin American youth. Following the US Community Guide systematic review process, five school-based PE intervention studies with sufficient quality of design, execution and detail of intervention and outcomes were selected for full abstraction. One study was conducted in Brazil, two studies were conducted in Chile and two studies were conducted on the US/Mexico border. While studies presented assorted outcomes, methods and duration of interventions, there were consistent positive increases in physical activity levels for all outcomes measured during PE classes, endurance and active transportation to school in all three randomized studies. Except for one cohort from one study, the non-randomized studies showed positive intervention effects for moderate and vigorous physical activity levels during PE classes. The core elements of these five interventions included capacity building and staff training (PE specialists and/or classroom teachers); changes in the PE curricula; provision of equipment and materials; and adjustment of the interventions to specific target populations. In order to translate the strong evidence for school-based PE into practice, systematic attention to policy and implementation issues is required. PMID:20587626

Ribeiro, Isabela C; Parra, Diana C; Hoehner, Christine M; Soares, Jesus; Torres, Andrea; Pratt, Michael; Legetic, Branka; Malta, Deborah C; Matsudo, Victor; Ramos, Luiz R; Simoes, Eduardo J; Brownson, Ross C

2010-06-01

398

Reactor Physics Test Program for the Light Water Breeder Reactor (LWBR) core at Shippingport. (LWBR Development Program)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report presents and discusses the results of the reactor physics test program for the LWBR core at Shippingport during the reduced power phase of operation from 18,298 EFPH through the end of life at 28,730 EFPH. Test results covering the period from initial startup to 18,298 EFPH have previously been reported in WAPD-TM--1336 (June 1979) and WAPD-TM-1455 (December 1981).

Sarber

1983-01-01

399

The Nature and Causes of Injuries in Female Recruits Resulting from an 8-Week Physical Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Women entering the Army are exposed to considerable physical stress due to the intense physical training program encountered. Four hundred women recruits, aged 18-29, participated in a prospective study to (1) determine the incidence and nature of injurie...

D. M. Kowal

1979-01-01

400

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1974-01-01

401

Linking physical education with community sport and recreation: a program for adolescent girls.  

PubMed

The engagement of adolescent girls in physical activity (PA) is a persistent challenge. School-based PA programs have often met with little success because of the lack of linkages between school and community PA settings. The Triple G program aimed to improve PA levels of secondary school girls (12-15 years) in regional Victoria, Australia. The program included a school-based physical education (PE) component that uniquely incorporated student-centered teaching and behavioral skill development. The school component was conceptually and practically linked to a community component that emphasized appropriate structures for participation. The program was informed by ethnographic fieldwork to understand the contextual factors that affect girls' participation in PA. A collaborative intervention design was undertaken to align with PE curriculum and coaching and instructional approaches in community PA settings. The theoretical framework for the intervention was the socioecological model that was underpinned by both individual-level (social cognitive theory) and organizational-level (building organizational/community capacity) strategies. The program model provides an innovative conceptual framework for linking school PE with community sport and recreation and may benefit other PA programs seeking to engage adolescent girls. The objective of this article is to describe program development and the unique theoretical framework and curriculum approaches. PMID:23159996

Casey, Meghan; Mooney, Amanda; Eime, Rochelle; Harvey, Jack; Smyth, John; Telford, Amanda; Payne, Warren

2013-09-01

402

From Near Extinction to Academic Excellence: The UW-La Crosse Physics Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A Physics Department that was on the brink of extinction has been successfully resuscitated into a nationally recognized program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The revitalization efforts included sweeping curricular reforms, aggressive recruitment and retention of students and faculty. The reforms include the introduction of new academic programs for the majors, new courses for non-majors, a Dual-Degree program in Physics and Engineering, and opportunities for undergraduate research. The success of the program in recruiting, retention, and career placement can be attributed to a combination of aggressive advising and flexible options designed to meet the needs and career goals of each student. The retention rate in the program is high due to one-on-one advising, involving students in undergraduate research at an early stage, and a very vibrant student society. The department uses several recruitment techniques which include contacting high school seniors in the region and outreach activities to attract students to the program. In order to sustain and enhance the quality of the program, the department has implemented comprehensive assessment of its programmatic goals on a regular basis. Due to these initiatives, the department has maintained its growth over the years and currently has 150 majors, and graduated 27 majors this academic year.

Sudhakaran, Gubbi

2012-06-14

403

Entrepreneurship Education for Agriculture. Phase "O" Planning Project Report. Performance Report. Volume II: Bibliography and Storyboard Scripts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Volume 2 of this report is supplementary and contains three bibliographies: (1) Annotated Bibliography on Minority Entrepreneurship in Agriculture; (2) Annotated Bibliography on Entrepreneurship Education in Agriculture; (3) Bibliography on Entrepreneurship. The next section presents three storyboard scripts for instructional videotapes on…

Lee and Associates, Starkville, MS.

404

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bodily, Gerald P., Jr.

2010-01-01

405

Medium-energy physics program. Progress report, August 1--October 31, 1977  

SciTech Connect

A report is given of the medium-energy physics program at the LAMPF linac for the period from August 1 through October 31, 1977. Topics discussed include: (1) accelerator facilities and development; (2) the main beam lines; (3) experimental areas; (4) research; (5) nuclear chemistry; (6) practical applications; (7) linac technology; and (8) management. (PMA)

van Dyck, O.B.; Dunn, E.D. (comps.)

1978-05-01

406

Fourth-Grade Students' Motivational Changes in an Elementary Physical Education Running Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Achievement goal theory and the expectancy-value model of achievement choice were used to examine fourth-grade students' motivational changes in an elementary physical education running program. In fall and spring of the school year, participants (N = 113; 66 boys, 47 girls) completed questionnaires assessing achievement goals, expectancy beliefs,…

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

2006-01-01

407

Impact of Policy Environment Characteristics on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors of Children Attending Afterschool Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State and national organizations recently developed policies focused on increasing physical activity (PA) in afterschool programs (ASPs). These policies emphasize "activity friendly" environment characteristics that, when present, should lead to higher levels of PA and reduce the amount of time children spend sedentary during an ASP. Currently,…

Beets, Michael W.; Huberty, Jennifer; Beighle, Aaron; Moore, Justin B.; Webster, Collin; Ajja, Rahma; Weaver, Glenn

2013-01-01

408

Psychological Changes among Muslim Students Participating in a Faith-Based School Physical Activity Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Some religions espouse doctrines that (in)directly impact physical activity (PA) behavior. Yet limited PA interventions have been tailored to religious minorities. Thus, a formative study was conducted to examine the effect of a faith-based pedometer program (Virtual Umra) on psychological correlates of PA behavior and their contribution…

Nicaise, Virginie; Kahan, David

2013-01-01

409

Three Methods for Language Acquisition: Total Physical Response; the Tomatis Program; Suggestopedia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Total Physical Response is a strategy for learning second languages developed by James J. Asher. The Tomatis program, developed in France by Alfred Tomatis, is a method for treating dyslexia and communication problems and is also used for teaching basic elements of foreign languages. Suggestology is a psychotherapeutic system based on yogic…

Bancroft, W. Jane

410

Physical Education Opportunity Program for Exceptional Learners (PEOPEL): A Teacher's Guide for Secondary Schools. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The instructional guide for PEOPEL (Physical Education Opportunity Program for Exceptional Learners) contains 36 units of instruction for use with handicapped junior and senior high school students. The units contain basic performance objectives which have been task analyzed in an effort to individualize instruction. Each unit is divided into four…

Irmer, Larry D.; And Others

411

Physical Education and Sport Programs at an Inner City School: Exploring Possibilities for Positive Youth Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: School-based recreational opportunities for youth from low-income inner-city neighbourhoods are often lacking. School programs represent an ideal location for promoting youth development in low-income areas because they can provide safe, supervised, and structured activities. Such activities should include not only physical education…

Holt, Nicholas L.; Sehn, Zoe L.; Spence, John C.; Newton, Amanda S.; Ball, Geoff D. C.

2012-01-01

412

Review and Evaluation of Physical Sciences Program, AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the past year, the University of Maryland has monitored and arranged for the convening of 10 Research Evaluation Groups or Panels to review and evaluate various aspects of the Physical Sciences Program, AFOSR, ranging over such diverse disciplines as h...

A. J. Dragt

1982-01-01

413

Georgia Tech video-based MS program in health physics/radiological engineering  

SciTech Connect

For the past several years, the health physics/radiation protection field has experienced a significant shortage of qualified professionals. The shortage is expected to continue for foreseeable future given the continued demand by both nuclear and medical facilities and the expected growth in the areas of waste management and environmental remediation. In response to such a shortage, beginning in the fall of 1984, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) established a video-based instruction program that enables professionals in the nuclear field to earn a master of science degree in health physics/radiological engineering while working at a distant nuclear facility. The admission criteria and curricular requirements for the program are identical to those for the resident (on-campus) students (except that weekly attendance at departmental seminars is excused). The program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in health physics, engineering, or appropriate sciences such as physics, chemistry, or biology. A total of 50 quarter credit hours is required, so that a student who takes one course per quarter can complete the program in four years.

Abdel-Khalik, S.I.; Kahn, B. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta (United States))

1991-11-01

414

Physical Activity and Positive Youth Development: Impact of a School-Based Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Protective factors associated with positive youth development predict health and education outcomes. This study explored trends in these protective factors and in physical activity among low-income students, and determined the impact of a school-based youth development program on these trends. Methods: This study used a…

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

2011-01-01

415

Enabling Multi-physics Coupled Simulations within the PGAS Programming Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Fan Zhang; Ciprian Docan; Manish Parashar; Scott Klasky

2011-01-01

416

Effect of the Bienestar Health Program on Physical Fitness in Low-Income Mexican American Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Once considered an adult onset disease, type 2 diabetes is increasingly being diagnosed in low-income Mexican American children. Studies have suggested that most of those so diagnosed were overweight, reported low levels of physical activity, and were generally unaware of their disease. The Bienestar Health Program was designed to reduce risk…

Trevino, Roberto P.; Hernandez, Arthur E.; Yin, Zenong; Garcia, Oralia A.; Hernandez, Irene

2005-01-01

417

Exploring Science Curriculum Emphases in Relation to the Alberta Physics Program-of-Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using Roberts' (1982, 1988, 1995, 1998, 2003) seven science curriculum emphases as its framework, this investigation into Alberta's physics program-of-study found that pre-service and novice teachers reported focusing on four of the emphases--"Structure of Science"; "Scientific Skill Development"; "Science, Technology, and Decisions"; and "Correct…

Chu, Man-Wai

2012-01-01

418

Physical Program Leadership: From Kinesiology in the Classroom to Fitness Training in the Field  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The complex and diverse mission of leading and administering the Physical Program and Kinesiology major at the United States Military Academy at West Point requires a broad and flexible application of leadership theory coupled with strict adherence to established and codified Army Values and Core Leader Competencies. This paper provides a closer…

Germain, Jesse L.

2010-01-01

419

Nuclear Regulatory Commission programs are supported by the technology resources of the Engineering Physics Information Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Engineering Physics Information Centers (EPIC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have two activities which support NRC Programs, the Radiation Shielding Information Center (RSIC) and the Technical Data Management Center (TDMC). The older of the two, RSIC, was established in 1963 as an Information Analysis Center in the general field of radiation shielding, transport, and protection. It has multiple agency

N. A. Hatmaker; R. W. Roussin; J. E. White

1986-01-01

420

Student Perceptions of Three Different Physics by Inquiry Classes using the Laboratory Program Variables Inventory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students from different versions of Physics by Inquiry courses (properties of matter, electric circuits, and astronomy by sight and optics) determined most and least characteristic aspects of their classes using the Laboratory Program Variables Inventory (LPVI), a Q-sort instrument. Students generally described these separate courses similarly, but with certain differences. We also compare student rankings with instructor rankings.

Aubrecht Ii., Gordon J.

2009-07-13

421

Problem-Based Learning in a Physical Therapy Program and Subsequent Clinical Practice: The Practitioners' Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the perspectives of three graduates of a problem-based learning (PBL) physical therapy (PT) program about their clinical practice. Researchers used qualitative methods of observation, interview, and journaling to gather the data. Three sessions of audiotaped interviews and two observation sessions were conducted with the three…

Wilson, Stanley H.; Gallagher, Jo D.; Elbaum, Leonard; Smith, Douglas H.

422

The Effects Of An Exercise Physiology Program on Physical Fitness Variables, Body Satisfaction, and Physiology Knowledge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the effects of an exercise physiology program on high school students' physical fitness, body satisfaction, and physiology knowledge. Intervention students received exercise physiology theory and active aerobic and resistance exercise within their biology course. Data from student surveys and measurements indicated that the integrated…

Perry, Arlette C.; Rosenblatt, Evelyn S.; Kempner, Lani; Feldman, Brandon B.; Paolercio, Maria A.; Van Bemden, Angie L.

2002-01-01

423

The Effectiveness of Teaching a Life Skills Program in a Physical Education Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of a life skills training program taught as part of physical education lessons. Seventy three, seventh grade students were assigned either in an experimental or in a wait-list control replication group and received an abbreviated version of GOAL, a school-based intervention designed…

Goudas, Marios; Dermitzaki, Irini; Leondari, Aggeliki; Danish, Steven

2006-01-01

424

Medicine Ball for All: A Novel Program that Enhances Physical Fitness in School-Age Youths  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an overview of medicine ball training. Specifically, it describes "Medicine Ball for All," a physical activity program designed to provide children and teenagers with a meaningful learning experience that is consistent with their developmental needs. The article focuses on developing a safe, successful, and inexpensive…

Faigenbaum, Avery; Mediate, Patrick

2006-01-01

425

High School Physics Teacher Outreach Programs at California State University Long Beach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the goals of the CSULB PhysTEC project has been to establish a physics teaching community that partners CSULB faculty, high school teachers, pre-service teachers, and physics students. In two years, we have created a solid sustainable Physics Teacher Network with local high school teachers. We will discuss the successful outreach programs for high school physics teachers at CSULB and the detailed logistics. Teacher-In-Residence (TIR), high school physics teachers working with the CSULB PhysTEC team, has provided invaluable input for designing and implementing outreach events. The department organizes biannual open house for local high school teachers and their students. The open house event is attended by pre-service teachers, physics undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty. We also host the monthly demo-sharing day that physics teachers bring and share topical demos, which has about 30 - 50 attendees each month. The CSULB PhysTEC project also distributes a monthly newsletter for local physics teachers with upcoming events and information about teaching, and this newsletter is organized and written by TIR.

Kwon, Chuhee; Pickett, Galen; Henriques, Laura

2013-03-01

426

Fish oil supplementation and physical exercise program: distinct effects on different memory tasks.  

PubMed

Both fish oil supplementation and physical exercise are able to induce benefits to mental health by providing an improvement in cognitive performance and enhancing neuroplasticity and protection against neurological lesions. The aim of the present study was to investigate the cognitive effects in rats of the: (1) a diary and prolonged fish oil supplementation (85 mg/kg/day) initiated from prenatal period to the midlife (300 day/old); (2) moderate physical exercise in treadmill initiated from adolescent period to midlife and (3) association of fish oil supplementation and moderate physical exercise protocol during the same period. Animals were submitted to the habituation in the open-field, object recognition and to the plus-maze discriminative avoidance tasks. Our results demonstrated that a diary and prolonged fish oil supplementation can facilitate the persistence of the long-term habituation and recognition memories without, however, affecting the discriminative avoidance memory. Conversely, although the program of physical exercise exerted no effects on habituation or objects recognition, it was able to potentiate the persistence of the discriminative avoidance memory. Such promnestic effects (induced by both fish oil supplementation and physical exercise) were not accompanied by alterations in emotionality or locomotor activity. Our findings suggest that fish oil supplementation, initiated from prenatal period to midlife, and physical exercise program applied throughout the life induced distinctly a better cognitive performance. PMID:23041182

Rachetti, A L F; Arida, R M; Patti, C L; Zanin, K A; Fernades-Santos, L; Frussa-Filho, R; Gomes da Silva, S; Scorza, F A; Cysneiros, R M

2013-01-15

427

Impact of Physical Activity Intervention Programs on Self-Efficacy in Youths: A Systematic Review  

PubMed Central

Lack of physical activity has contributed to the nation's childhood obesity crisis, but the impact of physical activity on self-efficacy as a mediator of behavior change has not been examined. This systematic review (SR) describes the published evidence related to the impact of physical activity intervention programs on self-efficacy among youths. From January 2000 to June 2011, the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) standards were used to identify publications from PubMed, PsychInfo, Web of Knowledge, and the Cochran Database of Systematic Reviews. The Cochrane Population, Intervention, Control, Outcome, Study Design (PICOS) approach guided this SR articles selection and evaluation process. Of the 102 publications screened, 10 original studies matched the SR inclusion criteria. The types of physical activity interventions and self-efficacy assessments for these 10 studies were diverse. Of the 10 included articles, 6 articles identified an improvement in post-self-efficacy assessments compared to baseline and 4 showed no effect. In conclusion, physical activity intervention programs may improve self-efficacy in youths. A standardized approach to classify and measure self-efficacy is required. Further research is needed to quantify the association of self-efficacy ratings after completing physical activity interventions with objective health improvements, such as weight loss.

Cataldo, Rosa; John, Janice; Chandran, Latha; Pati, Susmita; Shroyer, A. Laurie W.

2013-01-01

428

Academic entrepreneurship and board formation in science-based firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the demand and supply of academics as board members in science-based companies. Providing academics as board members is one activity within the broad range of academic entrepreneurship activities of universities helping science-based firms to develop absorptive capacity and utilize knowledge spillovers from local universities and focal firms. Based on a hand-collected sample of all entrepreneurial and high-tech

Marcel Hülsbeck; Erik E. Lehmann

2012-01-01

429

BANKRUPTCY LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT: A REAL OPTIONS PERSPECTIVE  

Microsoft Academic Search

We develop a real options perspective to explore how an entrepreneur-friendly bank- ruptcy law can encourage entrepreneurship development at the societal level. If bankrupt entrepreneurs are excessively punished for failure, they may let inherently high-risk but potentially high-return opportunities pass. We suggest that a more entrepreneur-friendly bankruptcy law, informed by a real options logic, can encour- age more active and

SEUNG-HYUN LEE; MIKE W. PENG; JAY B. BARNEY

430

Educating Students for E-Entrepreneurship in the UK, the USA and China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing body of research evaluates various aspects of entrepreneurship education (such as curriculum, delivery and assessment) and links it to outcomes in terms of both the number and quality of entrepreneurs entering an economy. There is, however, a marked paucity of empirically rigorous research appraising the impact of entrepreneurship

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

2009-01-01

431

The Effect of the Organizational Context on SME's Entrepreneurship: Some Spanish Evidence  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research reported in this article examines the influence of the organizational context of firm on their entrepreneurship. Specifically, this study examines how the organizational context variables of age, size, resources and competitive strategy affect entrepreneurship and in particular, innovation, proactiveness and risk-taking. Results from a sample of 233 firms showed, as hypothesized, the significant influence of resources and competitive

Montserrat Entrialgo; Esteban Fernández; Camilo J. Vázquez

2001-01-01

432

The Role of Entrepreneurship in Building Cultural Competitiveness in Different Organizational Types  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the role of entrepreneurship in building cultural competitiveness in organizations. Cultural competitiveness is defined as the degree to which organizations are predisposed to detect and fill gaps between what the market desires and what is currently offered. It is examined in this study as the collective result of interactions among four variables: entrepreneurship, innovativeness, market orientation, and

Destan Kandemir; C. C. Snow

2003-01-01

433

From Entrepreneurship to Activism: Teacher Autobiography, Peace and Social Justice in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article argues that while social entrepreneurship shares concerns similar to those of social justice activism, the corporate and business ethos in the idea of entrepreneurship is not suited to the social concerns that teachers and other educators deal with in their everyday lives. The article points out characteristics of social…

Sharra, Steve

2005-01-01

434

The 3-3-3 framework and 7P model for teaching creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The education of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship (CIE) has attracted the attention of the Chinese Government and universities in the past years. The Chinese Ministry of Education recently promulgated “the recommendation on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship education at universities”. However, there are still four basic questions about CIE education, namely, why to teach, what to teach, how to

Hongyi Sun

2011-01-01

435

Toward a Reconciliation of the Definitional Issues in the Field of Corporate Entrepreneurship  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article represents one effort to systematize the use of terminology in the field of corporate entrepreneurship. To do this we first review some of the existing definitions and illustrate how they are contradictory. This review is conducted to provide a grounding from which a framework of definitions can be developed that covers the field of corporate entrepreneurship. In developing

Pramodita Sharma; James J. Chrisman

1999-01-01

436

Employee Compensation, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Growth of Companies in Service Industries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article deals with employee compensation, corporate entrepreneurship and growth of companies in service industries. Hypotheses about relationships between compensation, corporate entrepreneurship and company growth are stated and empirically tested in the article. On the basis of responses to the structured questionnaire on the sample of Slovenian companies from service industries we collected data for empirical quantitative analysis. Hypotheses were

Jasna Auer Antoncic; Bostjan Antoncic

2010-01-01

437

Endowed Positions and the Infrastructure of Entrepreneurship: 1992 Updates to Prior Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1992, a project was undertaken to update research conducted in 1991 on the nationwide infrastructure of the academic field of entrepreneurship, focusing on the status of five elements: faculty, research institutions, research funding, professional organizations, and publications. The update found that the number of endowed entrepreneurship

Katz, Jerome A.

438

Facing the Changing Demands of Europe: Integrating Entrepreneurship Education in Finnish Teacher Training Curricula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The European Union (EU) considers the learning of entrepreneurial skills to be an essential factor in creating welfare. Therefore, in the EU, one of the latest core aspects is to develop entrepreneurship education in teacher education. However, entrepreneurship education still seems to be, across the countries, a quite uncommon theme. This article…

Seikkula-Leino, Jaana; Ruskovaara, Elena; Hannula, Heikki; Saarivirta, Tuija

2012-01-01

439

Start Your Own Business Assignment in the Context of Experiential Entrepreneurship Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Experiential education is often used in entrepreneurship courses, as it conveys both substantive, theoretical knowledge and intangible learning experiences best absorbed through active participation. Starting and operating a business is a unique, educational experience allowing students to apply the substantive knowledge gained in entrepreneurship

Malach, Sandra E.; Malach, Robert L.

2014-01-01

440

Earth and Ocean Physics Applications Program /EOPAP/. [NASA program using satellite observation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Abbreviated description of the objectives, experiments, spacecraft, and required schedules of a proposed NASA program blending geophysics, oceanography, and space technology in order to facilitate the prediction of earthquakes, storm surges, tidal waves, and the condition of ocean surfaces. Relevant measurements from space will be carried out by LAGEOS, SAESATS-1, GEOPAUSE, GRAVSAT, and SEASATS-2 satellites contributing data on earth dynamics, sea surface states, satellite dynamics, and earth gravity. The development of suitable mathematical models for predicting events on earth on the basis of satellite data is considered.

Vonbun, F. O.

1973-01-01

441

Analytical and physical modeling program for the NASA Lewis Research Center's Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An effort is currently underway at the NASA Lewis Research Center to rehabilitate and extend the capabilities of the Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT). This extended capability will include a maximum test section Mach number of about 0.9 at an altitude of 55,000 ft and a -20 F stagnation temperature (octagonal test section, 20 ft across the flats). In addition, the AWT will include an icing and acoustic research capability. In order to insure a technically sound design, an AWT modeling program (both analytical and physical) was initiated to provide essential input to the AWT final design process. This paper describes the modeling program, including the rationale and criteria used in program definition, and presents some early program results.

Abbott, J. M.; Diedrich, J. H.; Groeneweg, J. F.; Povinelli, L. A.; Reid, L.; Reinmann, J. J.; Szuch, J. R.

1985-01-01

442

Enhancing Diversity in Physics: The Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge program as a model for partnering with minority-serving institutions to increase the representation of women and minorities earning PhDs in astronomy and related disciplines. Since its inception in 2004, the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge program has attracted 30 minority students, 60% of whom are female, and with a retention rate of 94%. When the first Bridge students completed their PhDs in 2010-11, the program will become the top awarder of astronomy PhDs to underrepresented minorities in the United States. Already, Fisk has become the top producer of physics Masters degrees to African Americans. We summarize the program's structure, approach, and research basis with the goal of providing a replicable model for other institutions seeking to build similar collaborative, research-based bridging partnerships.

Stassun, Keivan

2010-03-01

443

Healthy Choices Afterschool: Investigation of the Alignment of Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs/Curricula and the National Afterschool Association Program Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on physical activity and nutrition curriculum choices for afterschool programs, linking with the National Afterschool Association Program Standards. This project was stimulated by the national concern for child and youth obesity and the valuable role out-of-school time programs can fulfill in helping to address the crisis.…

Hall, Georgia; Gruber, Diane

2006-01-01

444

Effect of a Physical Examination Teaching Program on the Behavior of Medical Residents  

PubMed Central

Context The reliance on physical examination as a diagnostic aid is in decline. Objective To determine whether an educational program can increase the use of physical examination by medical residents. Design and Participants A series of educational workshops were provided to 47 second- and third-year medical residents at a large academic teaching hospital. Measurements Interns and students reported the frequency and depth of clinical examination performance on morning rounds by their residents before and up to six months after the workshops. Behavior before and after the workshops was compared using a mixed model. Results A total of 374 reports were returned (77% response). After adjusting for the type of service and observer, there was a statistically significant 23% increase (P=.02) in the performance of physical examination among residents who attended the course. Residents significantly increased the fraction of patients they examined on rounds (absolute increase 11%, P=.002) but did not increase the depth of their examination. The change was greatest on general medical teams, among whom the performance of physical examination had been least frequent. Teaching and feedback events on medicine teams by residents to their interns (2.8 and 1.1 events per 2 weeks, respectively) and medical students (5.9 and 2.8 events per 2 weeks, respectively) remained infrequent. Conclusions A skills improvement program can significantly increase the frequency of physical examination, but teaching and feedback events remain sporadic and infrequent.

McMahon, Graham T; Marina, Ovidiu; Kritek, Patricia A; Katz, Joel T

2005-01-01

445

Metacognitive Engagement during Field-Trip Experiences: A Case Study of Students in an Amusement Park Physics Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a study that investigated students' metacognitive engagement in both out-of-school and classroom settings, as they participated in an amusement park physics program. Students from two schools that participated in the program worked in groups to collectively solve novel physics problems that engaged their individual…

Nielsen, Wendy S.; Nashon, Samson; Anderson, David

2009-01-01

446

Impact of a Community-Based Falls Prevention Program on Maintenance of Physical Activity Among Older Adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: This study examines the 9-month impact of a 12-week falls prevention program (called Stand Up!) which included balance exercises and educational components on maintenance of physical activity among community-dwelling seniors. Method: Data were collected among 98 experimental and 102 control participants at baseline, immediately after the program and 9 months later. Involvement in physical activity was measured with three

Sophie Laforest; Anne Pelletier; Lise Gauvin; Yvonne Robitaille; Michel Fournier; Hélène Corriveau; Johanne Filiatrault

2009-01-01

447

Development and Testing of a Nutrition, Food Safety, and Physical Activity Checklist for EFNEP and FSNE Adult Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To develop and assess reliability and validity of the Nutrition, Food Safety, and Physical Activity Checklist to measure nutrition, food safety, and physical activity practices among adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Food Stamp Nutrition Education program (FSNE) participants. Methods: Test-retest…

Bradford, Traliece; Serrano, Elena L.; Cox, Ruby H.; Lambur, Michael

2010-01-01

448

Perceptions of the Impact of a PEP Grant on Elementary Physical Education Programs in One School District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A school district received a Physical Education for Progress grant (PEP). PEP grants are part of the Carol M. White Program and are administered by the U.S. Department of Education. These grants are available to local educational agencies to initiate, expand, or improve physical education (PE) programs. The purpose of this study was to determine…

Elliott, Steven; McCollum, Starla; Colquitt, Gavin; Pritchard, Tony

2013-01-01

449

Volunteering: A Physical Activity Intervention for Older Adults--The Experience Corps® Program in Baltimore  

PubMed Central

There is compelling evidence supporting the benefits of increased regular physical activity in older adults. The Experience Corps program in Baltimore MD was designed in part as a community based approach to increasing physical activity that would also appeal to older adults who have historically not utilized health promotion programs. The Baltimore Experience Corps program places older volunteers in public elementary schools for 15 h a week in roles designed to improve the academic outcomes of children and, simultaneously, increase the physical, cognitive and social activity of volunteers. This paper reports on the change in physical activity levels among older adults associated with participation in the Baltimore Experience Corps. In a pilot randomized controlled evaluation, older adults were randomly assigned to Experience Corps (EC participants) or a waiting list control group. Ages ranged from 59–86 years, 96% were African American, 94% were women, and 84% had annual incomes less than $15,000. EC participants were required to serve ?15 h a week. At follow-up after 4–8 months, an analysis of 113 randomized volunteers revealed 53% of the EC participants were more active than the previous year by self-report, as compared to 23% of the controls (p<0.01). When adjusted for age, gender and education, there was a trend toward increased physical activity in the EC participants as calculated by a kilocalorie per week increase of 40%, versus a 16% decrease in the controls (p=0.49). EC participants who reported “low activity” at baseline experienced an average 110% increase in their physical activity at follow-up. Among the controls who were in the “low activity” group at baseline, there was, on average, only a 12% increase in physical activity (p=0.03). Among those who were previously active, there was no significant difference (p=0.30). The pilot results suggest that a high intensity volunteer program that is designed as a health promotion intervention can lead, in the short-term, to significant improvements in the level of physical activity of previously inactive older adult volunteers.

Xue, Qian-Li; Li, Tao; Carlson, Michelle C.; Fried, Linda P.

2006-01-01

450

Applications of Object Oriented Programming to the Teaching of Physics and Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Powerful programming tools based on the object oriented paradigm are now available for development of advanced educational technology. Two of the most useful are Flash MX2004 Actionscript (also known as Actionscript 2.0) and Java. We have used these technologies to develop a number of reusable tools for a broad range of applications in scientific education. We shall demonstrate some general examples taken from physics, biology, genetics, and astronomy, and report initial results from a new project to develop a suite of interactive animation suitable for teaching cosmology to advanced undergraduate physics majors.

Schaefferkoetter, Josh

2004-11-01

451

The relationship between admissions credentials and the success of students admitted to a physics doctoral program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The researcher developed this study based on the Hardgrave, et al. (1993) statement that for a doctoral student, it was "more than just standardized scores, previous academic performance, and past work experience [that] ultimately affects whether the candidate will be successful in the program" (p. 261). This study examined both the subjective and quantifiable aspects of application materials to a physics doctoral program to explore potential relationships between the credentials presented in the application and the ultimate success of the admitted students. The researcher developed questions with the goals of addressing the problem of attrition in doctoral programs and gaining a better of understanding the information provided in students' application packets. The researcher defined success as either enrolled four years after admission or attainment of the degree. This study examined the records of a population of students admitted to a physics doctoral program from the fall of 1997 to the fall of 2003 to determine their level of success as of August 2006. An exploratory analysis of the data provided answers to each of the research questions as well as an extensive understanding of the students admitted into the program during this time. This study examined both admission credentials and constructs identified by past researchers. An evaluation of the data gathered in this research revealed no relationships between these and student success as previously defined. In 1974, Willingham stated simply, "the best way to improve selection of graduate students will be to develop improved criteria for success" (p. 278). To this end, recommendations emerged regarding the decision-making process and suggestions for future research. This study was not developed to prove or disprove past research findings that predicted success from admissions information; rather, the researcher developed this study to explore each of the credentials that a student presents with his or her application packet, and to tell the story about the nuances of these credentials as they related to student success in a physics doctoral program.

Wilkerson, Teresa

452

Department of Energy nuclear material physical protection program in the Republic of Kazakstan  

SciTech Connect

As part of the joint U.S. and Republic of Kazakstan nuclear Material Protection, Control, and Accounting (MPC{ampersand}A) program, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing assistance at four nuclear facilities in Kazakstan. These facilities are the Ulba Metallurgical Plant, the National Nuclear Center (NNC) Institute of Atomic Energy at Kurchatov (IAE-K), the Mangyshlak Atomic Energy Complex (BN-350) Reactor, and the NNC Institute of Atomic Energy at Almaty (IAE-A). This paper describes the DOE MPC{ampersand}A physical protection program at each of the facilities.

Eras, A.; Berry, R.B.; Case, R.S.

1997-09-01

453

International solar-terrestrial physics program: A plan for the core spaceflight missions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This brochure has been prepared by NASA on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan) (ISAS), and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to describe the scope of the science problems to be investigated and the mission plan for the core International Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) Program. This information is intended to stimulate discussions and plans for the comprehensive worldwide ISTP Program. The plan for the study of the solar - terrestrial system is included. The Sun, geospace, and Sun-Earth interaction is discussed as is solar dynamics and the origins of solar winds.

1985-01-01

454

A Summer Math and Physics Program for High School Students: Student Performance and Lessons Learned in the Second Year  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the past two years, the Foundations in Physics and Mathematics (FPM) summer program has been held at Indiana University in order to fulfill two goals: provide additional physics and mathematics instruction at the high school level, and provide physics graduate students with experience and autonomy in designing curricula and teaching courses.…

Timme, Nicholas; Baird, Michael; Bennett, Jake; Fry, Jason; Garrison, Lance; Maltese, Adam

2013-01-01

455

Medium-energy physics program. Progress report, February 1--April 1, 1976  

SciTech Connect

A quarterly report on the medium-energy physics program at LAMPF is given. Topics covered include: (1) engineering support; (2) accelerator support; (3) accelerator systems development; (4) injector systems; (5) electronic instrumentation and computer systems; (6) accelerator operations; (7) experimental areas; (8) beam line development; (9) large-spectrometer systems; (10) research; (11) nuclear chemistry; (12) practical applications of LAMPF; and (13) management. (PMA)

Dunn, E. (comp.)

1976-09-01

456

Home program of physical therapy: Effect on disabilities of patients with total hip arthroplasty  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To study the effect of a home program of physical therapy.Design: Nonrandomized control trial.Setting: Home based.Patients: Subjects had total hip arthroplasty (THA) for hip osteoarthritis (hip-OA) without THA failure, or cardiopulmonary, neurological, or cognitive problems. Twenty-three subjects (mean age 63.4 years; mean post-THA period 793 days, 6 to 48 months) were divided into 3 groups matching with age, gender,

Hironobu Sashika; Yoshiko Matsuba; Yuka Watanabe

1996-01-01

457

Some highlights of the recent Fermilab Fixed Target Program of interest to the nuclear physics community  

SciTech Connect

Many of the high energy physics questions addressed by the Fermilab Fixed Target Experiments are also of interest to the members of the nuclear community. Some recent highlights of the program, including studies of A-dependence of cross sections, evidence for parton rescattering in nuclear media, studies of heavy quark production, evidence for color transparency, and insights into QCD from meson systems, are discussed.

Conrad, J. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Papavassiliou, V. [Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, IL (United States); Zielinski, M. [Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)

1995-02-01

458

Depression and Use of a Health Plan-Sponsored Physical Activity Program by Older Adults  

PubMed Central

Background The purpose of this study was to determine the associations between depression and the likelihood of enrollment in a health plan–sponsored physical activity program and pattern of program participation over 2 years; a secondary aim was to examine the association between participation dose and depression risk. There are no published studies on how depression influences participation in health plan–sponsored physical activity programs and how participation affects depression risk in older adults in nonresearch settings. Methods This study used administrative data from a Medicare Advantage plan. Participants (n=4766) were enrolled in the plan for at least 1 year prior to participating in the plan-sponsored health club benefit (Silver Sneakers®). Controls were age- and gender-matched to participants (n=9035). Members were identified as having depression based on ICD-9-CM codes. Multivariate regression and generalized estimating equations models were used. Data were collected between 1998 and 2003 and analyzed in 2008. Results Members who had a history of depression were as likely to participate in Silver Sneakers as nondepressed members (OR: 1.03; 95%CI=0.89, 1.20; p=0.67). The risk of lapse in Silver Sneakers attendance was 28%–55% (p<0.05) higher for depressed participants during months 15–24. For nondepressed Silver Sneakers participants, attendance of at least 2 visits/week during Year 1 was significantly associated with lower risk of depression in Year 2 (OR=0.54; 95%CI= 0.37, 0.79; p=0.002); a similar but statistically nonsignificant association was observed for previously depressed participants (OR=0.51; 95%CI=0.26, 1.02; p=0.06). Conclusions While depressed older adults are as likely to enroll in a health plan–sponsored physical activity as nondepressed members, they were at higher risk of attendance lapses. Greater participation in the physical activity program was associated with lower depression risk.

Nguyen, Huong Q.; Koepsell, Thomas; Unutzer, Jurgen; Larson, Eric; LoGerfo, James P.

2008-01-01

459

The Effect of a Three-Month Physical Fitness Program on Serum Free Cholesterol.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the effect of a three-month physical fitness program on serum-free cholesterol concentration in four age and fitness adult groups. Twenty-four men were divided into the following groups: (a) young, low-fit; (b) old, low-fit; (c) young, high-fit; and (d) old, high-fit. All subjects had normal resting glucose and triglyceride…

Montgomery, D. L.; Ismail, A. H.

460

Computational Physics for Undergraduates: The CPUG Degree Program at Oregon State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We presently are experiencing historically rapid advances in science, technology, and education driven by a dramatic increase in computer use and power. In the past, educators were content to have undergraduates view scientific computation as black boxes (an abstraction of a device in which only its externally visible behavior is considered, not its implementation) and have them wait for graduate school to learn what's inside. Our increasing reliance on computers makes this less true today, and much less likely to be true in the future. To adjust to the growing importance of computing in all of science, Oregon State University's Physics Department now offers a four-year, research-rich curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in computational physics. The five computational courses developed for this program act as a bridge connecting physics with the computation, mathematics, and computational science communities.

Landau, Rubin

2008-06-07

461

STAR physics program and technical challenges with the RHIC energy scan with Au + Au collisions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The future STAR physics program includes an Au + Au energy scan extending to low \\sqrt{s_{NN}} . Among other things, this energy scan will provide a unique opportunity to search for the phase boundary between quark-gluon plasma (QGP) and hadronic gas (HG), and a key landmark, a possible critical point, in the QCD phase diagram. Due to its large uniform acceptance and (with the addition of the time-of-flight detector) excellent particle identification capabilities, by the time of Run 10 (in 2010) STAR will be uniquely positioned to cover this physics in unprecedented depth and detail, as well as other novel physics possibilities. Running at very low energies poses major new challenges for accelerator experts at RHIC and for physicists preparing for data taking. We report on the status of STAR preparation for Run 10.

Odyniec, G.; STAR Collaboration

2008-10-01

462

A Need to Reassess Physical-Organic Curricula: A Course Enhancement Using Readily Available Quantum Chemistry Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a graduate-level course in physical-organic chemistry in which students learn to solve problems using computer programs available through the Quantum Chemistry Program Exchange. Includes condensed syllabus and time line showing where various computational programs are introduced. (Author/JN)

Lipkowitz, Kenny B.

1982-01-01

463

Healing Pathways: A Program for Women with Physical Disabilities and Depression  

PubMed Central

Objective. The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of the Healing Pathways (HP) program in reducing clinically significantly depressive symptoms in women with physical disabilities (WPD). Healing Pathways is a peer-implemented group mental health treatment program targeting WPD who have clinically significant cooccurring depressive symptoms. Participants. Eighty women were randomized in this trial. Design. This study used a community-based participatory intervention research design. Using community-based recruiting methods, participants were recruited from Centers for Independent Living, local disability service organizations, via Craig's list as well as other community locations such as grocery stores and bus stops. Women participated in the HP program for 14?weeks. Results. The primary outcome variable for this study was reduction in depressive symptoms as measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Depression Scale (CES-D). We found that there was a significant interaction effect of treatment by time on depression scores, F(3,210)?=?9.51, P < 0.0001, partial ?2 = 0.101. Investigation of the predicted mean profile over time in the intervention group demonstrated that depression scores decreased greatly from baseline to the first posttest and remained stable in the two followups, whereas there was a little change in the mean profile over time in the control group. Conclusion. The HP program has demonstrated initial efficacy in reducing depressive symptoms in women with physical disabilities.

Nguyen, Thuan; Chen, Zunqiu; McNeff, Elizabeth

2013-01-01

464

Evaluation of a physical activity program for pathological gamblers in treatment.  

PubMed

It has been demonstrated that craving for gambling is associated with anxiety and depression in pathological gamblers. Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, as well as positively influence abstinence rates in individuals with substance use disorders. In this study, we examined the impact of a physical activity program in 33 pathological gamblers. We also analyzed the association between craving and plasmatic levels of stress hormones (adrenocorticotropic hormone, cortisol, and prolactin). The program involved eight 50-min sessions. Craving was assessed 24 h before, immediately before, and immediately after each session, as well as on a weekly basis. Before and after the program, we evaluated gambling behavior, depressive symptoms, anxiety, and plasma levels of stress hormones. We identified a significant reduction in craving following each session and at the end of the program. There was improvement in anxiety, depressive symptoms, and gambling behavior. The post-session reduction in craving was accompanied by post-program reductions in craving and anxiety but not by a post-program reduction in depressive symptoms. The craving reduction was associated with a variation in prolactin levels but not with variations in levels of cortisol or adrenocorticotropic hormone. PMID:22661334

Angelo, Daniela Lopes; Tavares, Hermano; Zilberman, Monica Levit

2013-09-01

465

Adopting an Evidence-Based Lifestyle Physical Activity Program: Dissemination Study Design and Methods.  

PubMed

BACKGROUND: There is a scarcity of research studies that have examined academic-commercial partnerships to disseminate evidence-based physical activity programs. Understanding this approach to dissemination is essential because academic-commercial partnerships are increasingly common. Private companies have used dissemination channels and strategies to a degree that academicians have not, and declining resources require academicians to explore these partnerships. PURPOSE: This paper describes a retrospective case-control study design including the methods, demographics, organizational decision-making, implementation rates, and marketing strategy for Active Living Every Day (ALED), an evidence-based lifestyle physical activity program that has been commercially available since 2001. Evidence-based public health promotion programs rely on organizations and targeted sectors to disseminate these programs although relatively little is known about organizational-level and sector-level influences that lead to their adoption and implementation. METHODS: Cases (n=154) were eligible if they had signed an ALED license agreement with Human Kinetics (HK), publisher of the program's textbooks and facilitator manuals, between 2001 and 2008. Two types of controls were matched (2:2:1) and stratified by sector and region. Active controls (Control 1; n=319) were organizations that contacted HK to consider adopting ALED. Passive controls (Control 2; n=328) were organizations that received unsolicited marketing materials and did not initiate contact with HK. We used Diffusion of Innovations Theory (DIT) constructs as the basis for developing the survey of cases and controls. RESULTS: Using the multi-method strategy recommended by Dillman, a total of n=801 cases and controls were surveyed. Most organizations were from the fitness sector followed by medical, nongovernmental, governmental, educational, worksite and other sectors with significantly higher response rates from government, educational and medical sectors compared with fitness and other sectors, (p=0.02). More cases reported being involved in the decision to adopt ALED (p<0.0001). Data indicate that a low percentage of controls had ever heard of ALED despite repeated marketing and offering other types of physical activity programs and services. Finally, slightly over half of the adopters reported they had actually implemented the ALED program. CONCLUSION: Dissemination research requires new perspectives and designs to produce valid insights about the results of dissemination efforts. This study design, survey methods and theoretically-based questions can serve as a useful model for other evidence-based public health interventions that are marketed by commercial publishers to better understand key issues related to adoption and implementation of evidence-based programs. PMID:23181147

Dunn, Andrea L; Buller, David B; Dearing, James W; Cutter, Gary; Guerra, Michele; Wilcox, Sara; Bettinghaus, Erwin P

2012-06-01

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SPARTEN (Scientific Program of Aerobic and Resistance Training Exercise in the Navy): A Total Body Fitness Program for Health and Physical Readiness.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Based on data collected from several Navy male and female populations a SPARTEN (Scientific Program of Aerobic and Resistance Training Exercise in the Navy) physical training system was developed. The comprehensive exercise format was specifically designe...

E. J. Marcinik

1984-01-01

467

Framing a program designed to train new chemistry/physics teachers for California outlying regions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to develop guidelines for a new high school chemistry and physics teacher training program. Eleven participants were interviewed who attended daylong workshops, every other Saturday, for 10 months. The instructors used Modeling Instruction pedagogy and curriculum. All the instructors had high school teaching experience, but only one possessed a doctorate degree. The interview questions focused on four themes: motivation, epistemology, meta-cognition, and self-regulation; and the resulting transcripts were analyzed using a methodology called Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. The cases expressed a strong preference for the program's instruction program over learning subject matter knowledge in university classrooms. The data indicated that the cases, as a group, were disciplined scholars seeking a deep understanding of the subject matter knowledge needed to teach high school chemistry and physics. Based on these results a new approach to training teachers was proposed, an approach that offers novel answers to the questions of how and who to train as science teachers. The how part of the training involves using a program called Modeling Instruction. Modeling instruction is currently used to upgrade experienced science teachers and, in the new approach, replaces the training traditionally administered by professional scientists in university science departments. The who aspect proposes that the participants be college graduates, selected not for university science training, but for their high school math and science background. It is further proposed that only 10 months of daily, face-to-face instruction is required to move the learner to a deep understanding of subject matter knowledge required to teach high school chemistry and physics. Two outcomes are sought by employing this new training paradigm, outcomes that have been unachievable by current educational practices. First, it is hoped that new chemistry and physics teachers can exit their subject-matter training with a deep understanding of the subject-matter knowledge needed for the high school chemistry/physics classroom. Secondly, it is hoped that the number of talented teachers can match the need.

Bodily, Gerald P., Jr.

468

The Constant Gardener revisited: the effect of social blackmail on the marketing concept, innovation, and entrepreneurship.  

PubMed

This paper discusses how adoption of the social dimensions of the marketing concept may unintentionally restrict innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, ultimately reducing social welfare. The impact of social marketing on innovation and entrepreneurship is discussed using the case of multinational pharmaceutical firms that are under pressure when marketing HIV treatments in poor countries. The argument this paper supports is that social welfare may eventually be diminished if forced social responsibility is imposed. The case of providing subsidized AIDS medication to less developed nations is used to illustrate how social blackmail may result in less innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development efforts by the pharmaceutical industry, ultimately reducing social welfare. PMID:12755097

Miles, Morgan P; Munilla, Linda S; Covin, Jeffrey G

2002-12-01

469

Using Achievement Goal Theory to assess an elementary physical education running program.  

PubMed

Using Achievement Goal Theory as a theoretical framework, this study examined an elementary physical education running program called Roadrunners and assessed relationships among achievement goals, perceived motivational climate, and student achievement behavior. Roadrunners promotes cardiovascular health, physical active lifestyles, and mastery behaviors such as persistence and effort. Students were required to run/walk once a week during the school year in their regularly scheduled physical education classes. Participants included 116 fourth graders (67 boys, 49 girls), who participated in Roadrunners since kindergarten. Near the end of spring semester, students completed a 36-item questionnaire assessing achievement goals and perceived motivational climate of Roadrunners. Student persistence/effort was assessed by the number of run/walk laps over the year-long program. Performance was measured by a timed, one-mile run. Results revealed the mastery goal related positively to student persistence/effort for Roadrunners and to their one-mile run performance. Interaction between the mastery goal and perception of a mastery-focused climate emerged as a positive predictor of student one-mile run performance. Results provided additional empirical support for mastery goals and perceptions of a mastery-focused climate as beneficial to student motivation and learning. PMID:15468526

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

2004-08-01

470

Increasing girls' physical activity during an organised youth sport basketball program: a randomised controlled trial protocol  

PubMed Central

Background Participation in organised youth sports (OYS) has been recommended as an opportunity to increase young peoples’ moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels. Participants, however, spend a considerable proportion of time during OYS inactive. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to investigate whether coaches who attended coach education sessions (where education on increasing MVPA and decreasing inactivity during training was delivered) can increase players’ MVPA during training sessions over a 5-day basketball program compared to coaches who did not receive coach education sessions. Methods/design A convenience sample of 80 female players and 8 coaches were recruited into the UWS School Holiday Basketball Program in Greater Western Sydney, Australia. A two-arm, parallel-group randomised controlled trial was employed to investigate whether coaches who attended 2 coach education sessions (compared with a no-treatment control) can increase their players’ MVPA during training sessions over a 5-day basketball program. Objectively measured physical activity, directly observed lesson context and leader behaviour, player motivation, players’ perceived autonomy support, and coaching information (regarding training session planning, estimations on player physical activity and lesson context during training, perceived ability to modify training sessions, perceived importance of physical activity during training, intention to increase physical activity/reduce inactivity, and likelihood of increasing physical activity/reducing inactivity) were assessed at baseline (day 1) and at follow-up (day 5). Linear mixed models will be used to analyse between arm differences in changes from baseline to follow-up on all outcomes. Discussion The current trial protocol describes, to our knowledge, the first trial conducted in an OYS context to investigate the efficacy of an intervention, relative to a control, in increasing MVPA. This study’s findings will provide evidence to inform strategies targeting coaches to increase MVPA in OYS, which could have major public health implications, given the high proportion of children and adolescents who participate in OYS globally. Trial registration This trial is registered with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN12613001099718.

2014-01-01

471

Fourth-grade students' motivational changes in an elementary physical education running program.  

PubMed

Achievement goal theory and the expectancy-value model of achievement choice were used to examine fourth-grade students' motivational changes in an elementary physical education running program. In fall and spring of the school year, participants (N = 113; 66 boys, 47 girls) completed questionnaires assessing achievement goals, expectancy beliefs, subjective task values, and intention for future running participation. They also completed a timed 1-mile (1.6 km) run. The number of laps they ran/walked during the school year was used to assess students' persistence/effort. Results indicated the students improved their run but became less motivated about running while participating in a year-long running program. Children's beliefs about how good they were in the running program (i.e., expectancy beliefs) and their perceptions of how interesting and fun it was (i.e., interest) emerged as the strongest positive predictors of their motivation for running over time. These findings provide strong empirical evidence that expectancy beliefs and interest are essential to children's motivation in elementary physical education. PMID:16898276

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

2006-06-01

472

Changes in physical activity, physical fitness, self-perception and quality of life following a 6-month physical activity counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy program in outpatients with binge eating disorder.  

PubMed

The aim of the current study was to explore the associations between changes in the number of binges, physical activity participation, physical fitness, physical self-perception and quality of life following a 6-month physical activity counseling and cognitive behavioral program in patients with binge eating disorder (BED). In total 34 (31 women) outpatients with BED (38.5±10.7 years) completed a 6-month 1-day per week group-based program. Participants completed the 36-item Short Form Health Survey, the Baecke Physical Activity questionnaire, the Physical Self Perception Profile and performed a 6-min walk test (6MWT) at baseline, after 3 and 6 months. Except for physical activity at work, physical strength and self-worth perception, all parameters significantly improved after 6 months. The effect sizes ranged from -0.33 for the number of binges to 1.67 for participation in sports activities. Significant increases in leisure time physical activity were associated with significant improvements in physical health related quality of life, perceived sports competence and physical fitness and in perceived body attractiveness. The significant reduction in the number of binges was associated with significant improvements in physical health related quality of life. Future research should focus on detailing which techniques can stimulate physical activity participation in patients with BED. PMID:24929440

Vancampfort, Davy; Probst, Michel; Adriaens, An; Pieters, Guido; De Hert, Marc; Stubbs, Brendon; Soundy, Andy; Vanderlinden, Johan

2014-10-30

473

SuperIso Relic: A program for calculating relic density and flavor physics observables in Supersymmetry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe SuperIso Relic, a public program for evaluation of relic density and flavor physics observables in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM). SuperIso Relic is an extension of the SuperIso program which adds to the flavor observables of SuperIso the computation of all possible annihilation and coannihilation processes of the LSP which are required for the relic density calculation. All amplitudes have been generated at the tree level with FeynArts/FormCalc, and widths of the Higgs bosons are computed with FeynHiggs at the two-loop level. SuperIso Relic also provides the possibility to modify the assumptions of the cosmological model, and to study their consequences on the relic density. Catalogue identifier: AEGD_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEGD_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: yes No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 2?274?720 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 6?735?649 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: C (C99 Standard compliant) and Fortran Computer: 32- or 64-bit PC, Mac Operating system: Linux, MacOS RAM: 100 Mb Classification: 1.9, 11.6 External routines: ISASUGRA/ISAJET and/or SOFTSUSY, FeynHiggs Does the new version supersede the previous version?: No (AEAN_v2_0) Nature of problem: Calculation of the lightest supersymmetric particle relic density, as well as flavor physics observables, in order to derive constraints on the supersymmetric parameter space. Solution method: SuperIso Relic uses a SUSY Les Houches Accord file, which can be either generated automatically via a call to SOFTSUSY or ISAJET, or provided by the user. This file contains the masses and couplings of the supersymmetric particles. SuperIso Relic then computes the lightest supersymmetric particle relic density as well as the most constraining flavor physics observables. To do so, it calculates first the widths of the Higgs bosons with FeynHiggs, and then it evaluates the squared amplitudes of the diagrams needed for the relic density calculation. These thousands of diagrams have been previously generated with the FeynArts/FormCalc package. SuperIso Relic is able to perform the calculations in different supersymmetry breaking scenarios, such as mSUGRA, NUHM, AMSB and GMSB. Reasons for new version: This version incorporates the calculation of the relic density, which is often used to constrain Supersymmetry. Summary of revisions:Addition of the relic density calculationReplacement of "float" type by "double". Unusual features: SuperIso Relic includes the possibility of altering the underlying cosmological model and testing the influence of the cosmological assumptions. Additional comments: This program is closely associated with the "SuperIso" program - CPC Program Library, Catalogue Id. AEAN. Running time:Compilation time: a couple of hours for the statically linked version, a few minutes for the dynamically linked version. Running time: about 1 second, or a few seconds if libraries need to be compiled on the fly.

Arbey, A.; Mahmoudi, F.

2010-07-01

474

Development and Implementation of a New Type Program of Secondary School Physics, A Four-Year, Independent, Individualized, Modular Program, Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reported is a project designed to develop and implement a secondary school physics program that allowed for student variation in individual learning style, mathematical aptitude and topical interests. Initiated in 1967, this four-year individualized, modular program is divided into four major phases: (1) introductory and instruments, (2)…

Deall, Louis

475

Predicting protein contact map using evolutionary and physical constraints by integer programming  

PubMed Central

Motivation: Protein contact map describes the pairwise spatial and functional relationship of residues in a protein and contains key information for protein 3D structure prediction. Although studied extensively, it remains challenging to predict contact map using only sequence information. Most existing methods predict the contact map matrix element-by-element, ignoring correlation among contacts and physical feasibility of the whole-contact map. A couple of recent methods predict contact map by using mutual information, taking into consideration contact correlation and enforcing a sparsity restraint, but these methods demand for a very large number of sequence homologs for the protein under consideration and the resultant contact map may be still physically infeasible. Results: This article presents a novel method PhyCMAP for contact map prediction, integrating both evolutionary and physical restraints by machine learning and integer linear programming. The evolutionary restraints are much more informative than mutual information, and the physical restraints specify more concrete relationship among contacts than the sparsity restraint. As such, our method greatly reduces the solution space of the contact map matrix and, thus, significantly improves prediction accuracy. Experimental results confirm that PhyCMAP outperforms currently popular methods no matter how many sequence homologs are available for the protein under consideration. Availability: http://raptorx.uchicago.edu. Contact: jinboxu@gmail.com

Wang, Zhiyong; Xu, Jinbo

2013-01-01

476

Design of physical cloud seeding experiments for the Arizona atmospheric modification research program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cloud seeding experiments were designed by the Bureau of Reclamation for winter orographic cloud systems over the Mogollon Rim of Arizona. The experiments are intended to test whether key physical processes proceed as hypothesized during both ground based and aircraft seeding with silver iodide. The experiments are also intended to document each significant link in the chain of physical events following release of seeding material up to, and including, snowfall at the ground at a small research area about 60 km south-southeast of Flagstaff. The physical experimentation should lead to a substantially improved understanding of winter seeding potential in clouds over Arizonia's higher terrain. Such understanding and documentation are a logical prelude to any future experimentation intended to determine seeding impacts over a large area during several winters. Several analysis approaches are suggested to evaluate the physical experiments which range from detailed case study examination to exploratory statistical analysis of experiments pooled into similar classes. Experimental coordination and organization are addressed, and budgets are presented for a five year program.

Super, A. B.; Medina, J. G.; McPartland, J. T.

1991-02-01

477

Participation of Females in Physics Programs at the University of Botswana  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The number of females enrolling in medical and health-related fields is substantially higher than in engineering and technology. Females tend to express a preference for careers with a strong element of social services. The level of interest and achievement in science and technology between females and males is quite different. Much of the research argues that stereotyping influences the attitudes and beliefs of young children, and these attitudes and beliefs are reinforced at home and school to create a marked effect on participation of females and their subject choices in science and technology education. These attitudes affect the level of self-confidence and enjoyment that females develop about science, especially physics. Girls tend to view physics in a negative way, claiming that it is difficult, time consuming, and masculine. They may believe that they can only understand a concept if they can put it into a broader world view, whereas males are pleased if there is internal coherence within the concept learned, and appear to enjoy physics more than biology and chemistry, viewing it as valuable in itself. The University of Botswana is facing this low participation and lower performance of females in physics programs compared with males.

Maabong, Kelebogile

2005-10-01

478

The American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program in Radiologic Physics  

SciTech Connect

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) recognizes that in addition to medical knowledge, several essential elements involved in delivering quality care must be developed and maintained throughout one's career. The MOC process is designed to facilitate and document the professional development of each diplomate of The American Board of Radiology (ABR) through its focus on the essential elements of quality care in Diagnostic Radiology and its subspecialties, and in the specialties of Radiation Oncology and Radiologic Physics. The initial elements of the ABR-MOC have been developed in accord with guidelines of The American Board of Medical Specialties. All diplomates with a ten-year, time-limited primary certificate in Diagnostic Radiologic Physics, Therapeutic Radiologic Physics, or Medical Nuclear Physics who wish to maintain certification must successfully complete the requirements of the appropriate ABR-MOC program for their specialty. Holders of multiple certificates must meet ABR-MOC requirements specific to the certificates held. Diplomates with lifelong certificates are not required to participate in the MOC, but are strongly encouraged to do so. MOC is based on documentation of individual participation in the four components of MOC: (1) professional standing, (2) lifelong learning and self-assessment, (3) cognitive expertise, and (4) performance in practice. Within these components, MOC addresses six competencies: medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

Thomas, Stephen R.; Hendee, William R.; Paliwal, Bhudatt R. [Radiologic Physics Trustees of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) (United States)

2005-01-01

479

Assessment of the benefits of a summer undergraduate research program for physics and chemistry majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Presently at James Madison University, there are slightly more than 100 physics majors and 150 chemistry majors. Each summer, a significant fraction of these students participate in either the chemistry or interdisciplinary materials science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program on campus. This provides a large pool of students from which to draw data comparing the influence of undergraduate research on both classroom performance and attitudes toward science as a profession. By analyzing the grade point averages of chemistry and physics majors, we have shown slightly larger increases from spring semester to fall semester for students who participated in the REU than those who did not. We have also measured changes in attitudes using surveys of the students both at the beginning and at the end of the summer experience. An analysis of these surveys will be presented.

Hughes, Chris; MacDonald, Gina

2006-11-01

480

PISCES Program: Plasma-materials interactions and edge-plasma physics research  

SciTech Connect

This program investigates and characterizes the behavior of materials under plasma bombordment, in divertor regions. The PISCES facility is used to study divertor and plasma edge management concepts (in particular gas target divertors), as well as edge plasma turbulence and transport. The plasma source consists of a hot LaB[sub 6] cathode with an annular, water-cooled anode and attached drift tube. This cross sectional area of the plasma can be adjusted between 3 and 10 cm. A fast scanning diagnostic probe system was used for mapping plasma density profiles during biased limiter and divertor simulation experiments. Some experimental data are given on: (1) materials and surface physics, (2) edge plasma physics, and (3) a theoretical analysis of edge plasma modelling.

Conn, R.W.; Hirooka, Y.

1992-07-01

481

A program in medium-energy nuclear physics. Progress report, August 1, 1991--August 31, 1992  

SciTech Connect

This report reviews progress on our nuclear-physics program for the last year, and includes as well copies of our publications and other reports for that time period, The structure of this report follows that of our 1991 Renewal Proposal and Progress Report: Sec. II outlines our research activities aimed at future experiments at CEBAF, NIKHEF, and Bates; Sec. III gives results of our recent research activities at NIKHEF, LAMPF, and elsewhere; Sec. IV provides an update of our laboratory activities at GWU, including the acquisition of our new Nuclear Detector Laboratory at our new Virginia campus; and Sec. V is a list of our publications, proposals, and other reports. Copies of those on medium-energy nuclear physics are reproduced in the Appendix.

Berman, B.L.; Dhuga, K.S.

1998-06-01

482

A program in medium-energy nuclear physics. Progress report, August 1, 1991--August 31, 1992  

SciTech Connect

This report reviews progress on our nuclear-physics program for the last year, and includes as well copies of our publications and other reports for that time period. The structure of this report follows that of our 1991 Renewal Proposal and Progress Report: Sec. II outlines our research activities aimed at future experiments at CEBAF, NIKHEF, and Bates; Sec. III gives results of our recent research activities at NIKHEF, LAMPF, and elsewhere; Sec. IV provides an update of our laboratory activities at GWU, including the acquisition of our new Nuclear Detector Laboratory at our new Virginia Campus; and Sec. V is a list of our publications, proposals, and other reports. copies of those on medium-energy nuclear physics are reproduced in the Appendix.

Berman, B.L.; Dhuga, K.S.

1992-12-31

483

Predators of knowledge construction: Interpreting students' metacognition in an amusement park physics program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is recognized widely that learning is a dynamic and idiosyncratic process of construction and reconstruction of concepts in response to new experiences. It is influenced by the learner's prior knowledge, motivation, and sociocultural context. This study investigated how year 11 and 12 physics students' metacognition influences the development of their conceptual understandings of kinematics. An interpretive case study approach was used to investigate students working in collaborative groups in the context of an amusement park physics program. The metacognitive character of individual learners was demonstrated to have a strong influence on their conceptual development. Moreover, the metacognitive character of individuals within the small group contexts investigated was a key factor influencing the groups' collective knowledge development. A coyote-rabbit metaphor was developed to interpret the resilience and weaknesses of individual and group knowledge construction processes, and elucidates new theoretical understandings regarding metacognition and its influence on knowledge construction.

Anderson, David; Nashon, Samson

2007-03-01

484

REACTOR AND SHIELD PHYSICS. Comprehensive Technical Report, General Electric Direct-Air-Cycle, Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This volume is one of twenty-one summarizing the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Program of the General Electric Company. This volume describes the experimental and theoretical work accomplished in the areas of reactor and shield physics.

W. E. Edwards; J. D. Simpson

1962-01-01

485

Progress Report of a Research Program in Experimental High Energy Physics, September 1, 1975--August 31, 1976.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An experimental program in strong interaction physics is carried out using counter-spark chamber techniques and a bubble chamber--hybrid system. The experiments have been and are being performed utilizing the accelerators of the National Laboratories at A...

A. M. Shapiro R. E. Lanou

1976-01-01

486

Research Program in Experimental High Energy Physics. Progress Report, January 1, 1981-December 31, 1981. Task C.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An experimental program in strong and electro-weak interaction physics of elementary particles is being carried out using electronic detection techniques. Experiments have been performed or have been proposed utilizing the accelerators of the laboratories...

R. E. Lanou

1981-01-01

487

Efficacy of a physical therapy program in patients with Parkinson’s disease: A randomized controlled trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ellis T, de Goede CJ, Feldman RG, Wolters EC, Kwakkel G, Wagenaar RC. Efficacy of a physical therapy program in patients with Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2005;86:626-32.

Terry Ellis; Cees J. de Goede; Robert G. Feldman; Erik C. Wolters; Gert Kwakkel; Robert C. Wagenaar

2005-01-01

488

Academic Self-Concept, Academic Achievement, and Leadership in University Students Studying in a Physical Therapy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessment of the academic self-concept of 32 physical therapy assistant students in a selective admission program revealed a positive correlation between grade point average in the core curriculum and their leadership and initiative scores. (Contains 20 references.) (SK)

Gottlieb, Rosemary J.; Rogers, Janet L.

2002-01-01

489

Inferring strategies for disseminating physical activity policies, programs, and practices from the successes of tobacco control.  

PubMed

Efforts at reducing tobacco use in the United States and Canada over the last half century have been amazingly successful. This article examines those efforts in order to identify policies, programs, and practices found useful in tobacco control that might be usefully disseminated to world populations to improve rates of physical activity. Tobacco-control activities began with efforts to influence the individual smoker through public education and counter-advertising. Increasing awareness of the addictive properties of tobacco, industry efforts to manipulate those properties, and to target youth with aggressive advertising, fueled public outrage that supported additional policy changes to include community interventions, legal actions, and restraints against the tobacco industry. The article first examines ways to view the process of transferring knowledge from one enterprise (reducing tobacco consumption) to another (increasing physical activity). Several theories of knowledge generalization and dissemination are explored: transfer, knowledge utilization, application, diffusion, and implementation. The second section identifies the dissemination of tobacco control by means of brief health behavior-change interventions for smoking cessation that have been successfully integrated into primary clinical care. The question of whether similar strategies can be successfully disseminated to increase physical activity is examined in detail. The article then moves on to look at the success of arguably the most successful program in the world at achieving a reduction in tobacco control-the State of California. Finally, we compare and contrast some of the lessons as they have played out in another national context-Canada. In the concluding section, some lessons are identified that we believe may be successfully utilized in societal attempts to increase physical activity in world populations. PMID:16979471

Green, Lawrence W; Orleans, C Tracy; Ottoson, Judith M; Cameron, Roy; Pierce, John P; Bettinghaus, Erwin P

2006-10-01

490

A comprehensive program to develop correlations for physical properties of kraft black liquor. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective of the program was to develop correlations to predict physical properties within requirements of engineering precision from a knowledge of pulping conditions and of kraft black liquor composition, if possible. These correlations were to include those relating thermodynamic properties to pulping conditions and liquor composition. The basic premise upon which the research was based is the premise that black liquor behaves as a polymer solution. This premise has proven to be true, and has been used successfully in developing data reduction methods and in interpreting results. A three phase effort involving pulping, analysis of liquor composition, and measurement of liquor properties was conducted.

Fricke, A.L.; Zaman, A.A.

1998-05-01

491

Fusion programs in applied plasma physics. Technical progress report, July 11, 1992--May 31, 1993  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the progress made in theoretical and experimental research funded by US Department of Energy Grant No. DE-FG03-92ER54150, during the period July 11, 1992 through May 31, 1993. Four main tasks are reported: applied plasma physics theory, alpha particle diagnostic, edge and current density diagnostic, and plasma rotation drive. The report also discusses the research plans for the theory and experimental programs for the next grant year. Reports and publications supported by the grant during this period are listed in the final section.

Not Available

1993-07-01

492

Maintenance of effects of a home-based physical activity program among breast cancer survivors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  Although physical activity (PA) adoption improves fitness and psychological well-being among cancer survivors, PA maintenance\\u000a has not been examined. This paper presents follow-up of a home-based PA program for women treated for early-stage breast cancer.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Materials and methods  Eighty-six sedentary women (mean age?=?53.14 years, SD?=?9.70) were randomly assigned to a PA or contact control group. The\\u000a PA group received a 12-week telephone

Bernardine M. Pinto; Carolyn Rabin; George D. Papandonatos; Georita M. Frierson; Joseph J. Trunzo; Bess H. Marcus

2008-01-01

493

Sponsorship of physical activity programs by the sweetened beverages industry: public health or public relations?  

PubMed

The growing evidence on the association between consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, obesity and other chronic diseases has highlighted the need to implement policy actions that go beyond programs exclusively focused on individual responsibility. In order to protect their commercial goals in Latin America, the sugar-sweetened beverage industry practices intense lobbying at high government levels in several countries across the region. This strategy is accompanied by corporate social responsibility programs that fund initiatives promoting physical activity. These efforts, although appearing altruistic, are intended to improve the industry's public image and increase political influence in order to block regulations counter to their interests. If this industry wants to contribute to human well being, as it has publicly stated, it should avoid blocking legislative actions intended to regulate the marketing, advertising and sale of their products. PMID:21225220

Gómez, Luis; Jacoby, Enrique; Ibarra, Lorena; Lucumí, Diego; Hernandez, Alexandra; Parra, Diana; Florindo, Alex; Hallal, Pedro

2011-04-01

494

Linear-phase approximation in the triangular facet near-field physical optics computer program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Analyses of reflector antenna surfaces use a computer program based on a discrete approximation of the radiation integral. The calculation replaces the actual surface with a triangular facet representation; the physical optics current is assumed to be constant over each facet. Described here is a method of calculation using linear-phase approximation of the surface currents of parabolas, ellipses, and shaped subreflectors and compares results with a previous program that used a constant-phase approximation of the triangular facets. The results show that the linear-phase approximation is a significant improvement over the constant-phase approximation, and enables computation of 100 to 1,000 lambda reflectors within a reasonable time on a Cray computer.

Imbriale, W. A.; Hodges, R. E.

1990-01-01

495

Teaching Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Polymeric Biomaterials  

PubMed Central

A model for incorporating an entrepreneurship module has been developed in an upper-division and graduate-level engineering elective on Polymeric Biomaterials (27-311/42-311/27-711/42-711) at Carnegie Mellon University. A combination of lectures, assignments, and a team-based project were used to provide students with a framework for applying their technical skills in the development of new technologies and a basic understanding of the issues related to translational research and technology commercialization. The specific approach to the project established in the course, which represented 20% of the students’ grades, and the grading rubric for each of the milestones are described al