Sample records for research project descriptions

  1. Water Resources Research Grant Program project descriptions, fiscal year 1985

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    U.S. Geological Survey Branch of Research Grants and Contracts

    1985-01-01

    Information on each of the 24 projects funded by the U.S. Geological Survey in FY 1985 under section 105 of Public Law 93-242 (the Water Resources Research Act of 1984) is presented, including the grant number, organization, the period of performance, and a brief description of the work to be carried out. (Lantz-PTT)

  2. Water Resources Research Grant Program project descriptions, fiscal year 1986

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Branch of Research Grants and Contracts

    1986-01-01

    Information is presented on the 43 projects funded by the United States Geological Survey 's Water Resources Grant Program in fiscal year 1986. The report gives the grant number; project title; performing organization; principal investigator(s); dates; and a project description which includes (1) identification of the water related problems and problem-solution approach, (2) contribution to problem solution, (3) objectives, (4) approach, and (5) result users. The 43 projects include 14 in the area of groundwater management, 6 in surface-water management, 2 in systems-operating/planning, 3 in irrigation management, 8 in desalination/reuse, 6 in economic/institutional studies, and 4 in climate variability. The reports contain tables showing (1) funding according to research topic, (2) projects funded to type of submitting organization, (3) proposals received, research topic, and funding levels, and (4) submitting organization. A comparison is given to fiscal year 1985 in each case. (USGS)

  3. EMAP PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The EMAP Project Descriptions is an annual document that details research activities throughout the program over the past fiscal year. ncluding an overview of EMAP's research structure, the document focuses on the program's eight resource groups, cross-program coordination groups...

  4. Accounting Projects Company Description

    E-print Network

    Dahl, David B.

    . Short Project Name: Finance, Tax, Accounting, and HR Project Description and Deliverables: Specifically and processes for records retention both electronic and paper-based records 6. Develop HR policies, employee job. Entering the job market with experience developing such a high value data base could prove invaluable

  5. Sustainable Internet Architecture PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    E-print Network

    Kuzmanovic, Aleksandar

    Sustainable Internet Architecture PROJECT DESCRIPTION 1 Introduction The Internet currently plays of challenges. Numerous research studies on a new Internet architecture (e.g., [16, 37, 48, 54, 55]) have on both the new Internet architecture itself and the underlying problems that motivate it. We look

  6. Fossil Systematic Description Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Samantha Hopkins

    Students describe an unknown vertebrate fossil (or fossils, if multiple specimens are necessary for identification). This exercise is the culmination of their lab studies in the morphology of the vertebrate skeleton and requires them to integrate their ability to describe the morphology with research into the literature on their assigned animal. Students also become familiar with presentation of research through writing a formal scientific paper in the style of a particular journal.

  7. The Satellite Learning Center Project at Balmy Beach School. Description and Evaluation. Research Service #159.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Larter, Sylvia J.

    To meet the needs of students waiting to participate in special education programs already filled to capacity, Balmy Beach (Ontario) Community School, an elementary school in the Toronto public school system, established a satellite learning center project. The program kept the students in their regular classrooms while a "satellite assistant,"…

  8. Reference Manual for Machine-Readable Descriptions of Research Projects and Institutions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dierickx, Harold; Hopkinson, Alan

    This reference manual presents a standardized communication format for the exchange between databases or other information services of machine-readable information on research in progress. The manual is produced in loose-leaf format to facilitate updating. Its first section defines in broad outline the format and content of applicable records. A…

  9. NERA project publishable summary: first year Summary description of project context and objectives

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    Stoffelen, Ad

    NERA project publishable summary: first year Summary description of project context and objectives General project description and objectives NERA aims at a measurable improvement and long-term impact seismological and engineering research facilities. Description of work performed and main results Project

  10. Project Manager, TBD Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ)

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    Barrash, Warren

    Project Manager, TBD Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ) Professional Staff Instructions What Below to Certify Approval or Disapproval: Approval Disapproval ( ) ( ) TBD, Project Manager: Project Manager Employee Name: TBD Phone: Supervisor Name & Title: Christine Bauer, Assistant Director

  11. Experimental Plasma Research project summaries

    SciTech Connect

    None

    1980-09-01

    This report contains descriptions of the activities supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of APP. The individual project summaries were prepared by the principal investigators and include objectives and milestones for each project. The projects are arranged in six research categories: Plasma Properties; Plasma Heating; Plasma Diagnostics; Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics; Advanced Superconducting Materials; and the Fusion Plasma Research Facility (FPRF). Each category is introduced with a statement of objectives and recent progress and followed by descriptions of individual projects. An overall budget summary is provided at the beginning of the report.

  12. Research projects in residential technology

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-03-01

    This document reports the energy efficiency technology research, development and demonstration (RD&D) activities in the residential sector at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). It provides a brief description of recently completed and ongoing projects sponsored by the Residential Technology Section at BPA. On each project`s one page summary, the project`s objectives, study approach and results thereof, are presented. Where reports or other publications are available, that information is also supplied. The contact person for each project, usually the project manager, is listed. A complete listing of available publications from previously completed projects is included.

  13. C. PROJECT DESCRIPTION 1. List of Participants

    E-print Network

    Pasternack, Gregory B.

    , 1989), yet there are excellent examples in such efforts as the Manhattan Project, NASA's Apollo MoonC. PROJECT DESCRIPTION 1. List of Participants Name Role* Institution/Org.** Expertise Previous Program, and the Human Genome Project (Fogg and LaBolle, 2006). The driving force behind each

  14. A Study of Project Management Job Descriptions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kai S. Koong; Lai C. Liu

    Using a leading placement portal, 150 project management job descriptions were examined. Specifically, this study reports on the demographic location of these openings, the type of project management skills required, variety of software mastery and other placement attributes that are desirable of candidates. While the dispersion of project management job openings was found to be fairly equal by regions, most

  15. Research process. Planning the research project.

    PubMed

    Gabel, L L

    1990-10-01

    This second article in a series of six on the research process provides a guide to planning a research project from start to finish. By description and illustration, 13 steps are outlined. Although the guide is comprehensive, advice is offered at strategic points regarding the value of consulting with a research specialist or a colleague experienced in research to gain assistance or insight into the planning process. Additionally, an admonition underlies the whole process: keep it simple and succinct. PMID:2269927

  16. WASTE DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROJECT POUNDS REDUCED,

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    WASTE DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROJECT POUNDS REDUCED, REUSED, RECYCLED OR CONSERVED IN 2001 WASTE TYPE DESCRIPTION DETAILS Photographic Waste Segregation 2,320 Hazardous Waste $4,640 $0 $4,640 Photography-hazardous developer. This reduced the hazardous waste stream by approximately 2,320 lbs., avoiding hazardous waste

  17. WASTE DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROJECT POUNDS REDUCED,

    E-print Network

    WASTE DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROJECT POUNDS REDUCED, REUSED, RECYCLED OR CONSERVED IN 2007 WASTE TYPE DESCRIPTION DETAILS * Aerosol can disposal system Recycling 528 Hazardous waste $12,000 $0 $12,000 Empty aerosol cans can now are recycled as scrap, rather then sent to the Waste Management Division as hazardous

  18. WASTE DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROJECT POUNDS REDUCED,

    E-print Network

    WASTE DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROJECT POUNDS REDUCED, REUSED, RECYCLED OR CONSERVED IN 2005 WASTE TYPE DESCRIPTION DETAILS * Aerosol Can Disposal System Recycling 66 66 pounds of hazardous waste $991 $1,700 $991 Allows spent aerosol cans to be recycled scrap metal rather than sent to WMD as hazardous waste

  19. WASTE DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROJECT POUNDS REDUCED,

    E-print Network

    WASTE DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROJECT POUNDS REDUCED, REUSED, RECYCLED OR CONSERVED IN 2006 WASTE TYPE DESCRIPTION DETAILS * Aerosol Can Disposal System Recycling 528 66 pounds of hazardous waste per unit $7 waste currently there are 8 units in use (F&O=5; CA=1; NSLS=1; BES =1) Formaldetox Source Reduction 440

  20. Module name Description Introduction to the DBA & project

    E-print Network

    Evans, Paul

    Literature Review and Conceptual Development The overall purpose of this module is to help students exploreModule name Description Introduction to the DBA & project proposal The purpose of the module of their DBA research project. The aims of this module are as follows: To familiarise the participants

  1. Description of the Sandia Validation Metrics Project

    SciTech Connect

    TRUCANO,TIMOTHY G.; EASTERLING,ROBERT G.; DOWDING,KEVIN J.; PAEZ,THOMAS L.; URBINA,ANGEL; ROMERO,VICENTE J.; RUTHERFORD,BRIAN M.; HILLS,RICHARD GUY

    2001-08-01

    This report describes the underlying principles and goals of the Sandia ASCI Verification and Validation Program Validation Metrics Project. It also gives a technical description of two case studies, one in structural dynamics and the other in thermomechanics, that serve to focus the technical work of the project in Fiscal Year 2001.

  2. Environmental monitoring and assessment program project descriptions (FY93 edition)

    SciTech Connect

    Potter, B.G.; Jackson, L.E.

    1993-09-01

    The EMAP Project Descriptions is an annual document that details research activities throughout the program over the past fiscal year. Including an overview of EMAP's research structure, the document focuses on the program's eight resource groups, cross-program coordination groups, and several outreach components to describe all budgeted field and support activities. Each description includes a list of available and upcoming products, a contact for materials or more information, and brief text on the contributions of partner agencies and institutions to each research activity. The document is intended for readers who have a preliminary understanding of EMAP and would like more information on specific research components.

  3. Provenance Research Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In the past few years, more and more art museums have grown concerned about the presence of art within their collections that may have been seized by Nazis during the reign of the Third Reich. Not surprisingly, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has led the way in providing detailed information about the provenance of works of art in their holdings, particularly those with gaps in their history of ownership and items of Judaica. Given these circumstances, the Provenance Research Project allows users to view a variety of lists of artwork, including those seized by the Nazis during the Holocaust and returned to their rightful owners. For those looking for other works, there is a list of 449 European paintings with incomplete provenance for the Nazi era, along with online images, a description of the work, and its ownership history.

  4. Rural Child Care Project, 1968-1969 Research Evaluation. Volume I: A Description of the Rural Child Care Project, 1965-1969. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Archambo, Judith P.; Briscoe, May E.

    Volume I of this final report, an overview of Kentucky's multi-county Rural Child Care Project, describes the project's history, purposes, structure, and procedures in administering child-development, social-work and homemaking services. The day care program, which became a full-year Head Start program in 1967, is one aspect of the effort to…

  5. Spatially Resolved Observations of an Upcoming Titan Occultation Project Description

    E-print Network

    Young, Leslie A.

    Spatially Resolved Observations of an Upcoming Titan Occultation Project Description RESEARCH PLAN time on the AEOS 3.67-m telescope as part of a similar campaign to observe a stellar occultation they are transported. Stellar occultations are one of the only techniques that can probe Titan's upper atmosphere

  6. Planning a research project.

    PubMed

    Gelling, Leslie; Engward, Hilary

    2015-03-11

    The planning stage of any research project is one of the most important stages in the research process. This article offers insight into the important issues a researcher needs to consider when planning his or her research, including how to develop a research protocol, obtaining research funding, seeking academic, peer and social support, gaining research ethics and governance approval and planning a research schedule. Careful planning ensures that the research project is achievable and can be completed on time, with the funding available. PMID:25758518

  7. RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS 2010 PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ruth Lewis

    2010-01-01

    st century? This studentship will focus on activism amongst students in relation to those groups which have traditionally been invisible in academia - women, Black and minority ethnic people, and those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It will consider whether student unions and\\/or other organisations are addressing the needs of these students. The experiences of students who are

  8. Igneous Rocks Research Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Sarah Carmichael

    In this project, students work in small groups to formally characterize an aspect of a local igneous rock, based on petrography, hand sample descriptions, and SEM and/or CL analyses. Students have two lab sessions and a field trip dedicated to working on this suite of rocks: one for detailed petrographic analyses and another SEM or CL imaging and analysis. The field trip is the field component of the project. The individual labs are ungraded, but all are required for completion of the project. Papers must include the following sections: Introduction, Geologic History, Petrography, Chemical Analysis, Discussion, References, Appendix (contains copies of ALL notes, calculations, drafts and revisions)

  9. PPPL Project Management System Page 1 of 111 PPPL Project Management System Description Rev-01

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    PPPL Project Management System Page 1 of 111 PPPL Project Management System Description Rev-01 Project Management System Description (PMSD) Revision 1 June 2011 Prepared by: ___________________________________ Date: ________________ Tim Stevenson Head, Project Management Office Approved by

  10. PH.D. PROJECT TOPICS IN CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING Potential research topics along with a brief description of them are given below. For more

    E-print Network

    Mottram, Nigel

    PH.D. PROJECT TOPICS IN CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING Potential research topics along. These materials include ceramic (oxides, nitrides and carbides), metallic and polymeric materials. Nano-materials as catalysts for fuel cells will be key parts in our research. 2. New materials for redox flow batteries

  11. Interns for Indiana (IFI) Project descriptions

    E-print Network

    , and web development for RFID system · Market research and business plan development · Development of animated graphics for web portal and product demos · Medical instrument development, maintenance, and data analysis Past student project Development of animated graphics for web portal and product demos -Kevin

  12. Student Research Projects

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Yeske, Lanny A.

    1998-01-01

    Numerous FY1998 student research projects were sponsored by the Mississippi State University Center for Air Sea Technology. This technical note describes these projects which include research on: (1) Graphical User Interfaces, (2) Master Environmental Library, (3) Database Management Systems, (4) Naval Interactive Data Analysis System, (5) Relocatable Modeling Environment, (6) Tidal Models, (7) Book Inventories, (8) System Analysis, (9) World Wide Web Development, (10) Virtual Data Warehouse, (11) Enterprise Information Explorer, (12) Equipment Inventories, (13) COADS, and (14) JavaScript Technology.

  13. Monitored Geologic Repository Project Description Document

    SciTech Connect

    P. Curry

    2001-06-26

    The primary objective of the Monitored Geologic Repository Project Description Document (PDD) is to allocate the functions, requirements, and assumptions to the systems at Level 5 of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) architecture identified in Section 4. It provides traceability of the requirements to those contained in Section 3 of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Requirements Document (YMP RD) (YMP 2001a) and other higher-level requirements documents. In addition, the PDD allocates design related assumptions to work products of non-design organizations. The document provides Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) technical requirements in support of design and performance assessment in preparing for the Site Recommendation (SR) and License Application (LA) milestones. The technical requirements documented in the PDD are to be captured in the System Description Documents (SDDs) which address each of the systems at Level 5 of the CRWMS architecture. The design engineers obtain the technical requirements from the SDDs and by reference from the SDDs to the PDD. The design organizations and other organizations will obtain design related assumptions directly from the PDD. These organizations may establish additional assumptions for their individual activities, but such assumptions are not to conflict with the assumptions in the PDD. The PDD will serve as the primary link between the technical requirements captured in the SDDs and the design requirements captured in US Department of Energy (DOE) documents. The approved PDD is placed under Level 3 baseline control by the CRWMS Management and Operating Contractor (M&O) and the following portions of the PDD constitute the Technical Design Baseline for the MGR: the design characteristics listed in Table 1-1, the MGR Architecture (Section 4.1), the Technical Requirements (Section 5), and the Controlled Project Assumptions (Section 6).

  14. Tunisia Renewable Energy Project systems description report

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Scudder, L. R.; Martz, J. E.; Ratajczak, A. F.

    1986-10-01

    In 1979, the Agency for International Development (AID) initiated a renewable energy project with the Government of Tunisia to develop an institutional capability to plan and institute renewable energy technologies in a rural area. The specific objective of the district energy applications subproject was to demonstrate solar and wind energy systems in a rural village setting. The NASA Lewis Research Center was asked by the AID Near East Bureau to manage and implement this subproject. This report describes the project and gives detailed desciptions of the various systems.

  15. Tunisia Renewable Energy Project systems description report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Scudder, L. R.; Martz, J. E.; Ratajczak, A. F.

    1986-01-01

    In 1979, the Agency for International Development (AID) initiated a renewable energy project with the Government of Tunisia to develop an institutional capability to plan and institute renewable energy technologies in a rural area. The specific objective of the district energy applications subproject was to demonstrate solar and wind energy systems in a rural village setting. The NASA Lewis Research Center was asked by the AID Near East Bureau to manage and implement this subproject. This report describes the project and gives detailed desciptions of the various systems.

  16. Student Research Projects.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bivens, Irl C., Ed.

    1991-01-01

    Student research projects are open-ended questions or sets of questions intended to give undergraduate students experience doing introductory mathematical research. Proposed is an investigation of a Faro shuffle that is performed by cutting the deck exactly in half and then perfectly interleaving the cards of the two halves. (Author/JJK)

  17. Cooperative Market Research Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carels, Peter; McCullough, Lynette

    A pilot project was developed in which the Advertising and Market Research Center of the Vienna School of Economics and Business in Austria and the German Department as well as the Marketing Department of Miami University in Ohio are working together to collect market research data and formulate a market entry strategy for Roemerquelle, an…

  18. Semester Long Martian Research Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Erin Kraal

    These project materials scaffold students through a semester-long, original research project. This specific project was developed using the online planetary science database JMARS. Weekly assignments guide introductory students through developing, researching, and presenting original research.

  19. Monitored Geologic Repository Project Description Document

    SciTech Connect

    P. M. Curry

    2001-01-30

    The primary objective of the Monitored Geologic Repository Project Description Document (PDD) is to allocate the functions, requirements, and assumptions to the systems at Level 5 of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) architecture identified in Section 4. It provides traceability of the requirements to those contained in Section 3 of the ''Monitored Geologic Repository Requirements Document'' (MGR RD) (YMP 2000a) and other higher-level requirements documents. In addition, the PDD allocates design related assumptions to work products of non-design organizations. The document provides Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) technical requirements in support of design and performance assessment in preparing for the Site Recommendation (SR) and License Application (LA) milestones. The technical requirements documented in the PDD are to be captured in the System Description Documents (SDDs) which address each of the systems at Level 5 of the CRWMS architecture. The design engineers obtain the technical requirements from the SDDs and by reference from the SDDs to the PDD. The design organizations and other organizations will obtain design related assumptions directly from the PDD. These organizations may establish additional assumptions for their individual activities, but such assumptions are not to conflict with the assumptions in the PDD. The PDD will serve as the primary link between the technical requirements captured in the SDDs and the design requirements captured in US Department of Energy (DOE) documents. The approved PDD is placed under Level 3 baseline control by the CRWMS Management and Operating Contractor (M and O) and the following portions of the PDD constitute the Technical Design Baseline for the MGR: the design characteristics listed in Table 1-1, the MGR Architecture (Section 4.1), the Technical Requirements (Section 5), and the Controlled Project Assumptions (Section 6).

  20. Qualitative research: a brief description.

    PubMed

    Kemparaj, Umesh; Chavan, Sangeeta

    2013-01-01

    Qualitative research refers to, a range of methodological approaches which aim to generate an in-depth and interpreted understanding of the social world, by learning about people's social and material circumstances, their experiences, perspectives, and histories. Requires researchers to become intensely involved, often remaining in field for lengthy periods of time. The greatest value of qualitative research is its ability to address questions of relevance to public health knowledge and practice which are difficult to answer satisfactorily using quantitative methods. PMID:24231397

  1. Alberta Alzheimer Research Program III Description

    E-print Network

    Michelson, David G.

    Alberta Alzheimer Research Program III Description The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories (ASANT) and the Alberta Prion Research Institute (Prion Institute) present the Alberta Alzheimer for research directly related to Alzheimer's disease in areas related to understanding the fundamental

  2. Ceramic corrosion/erosion project description

    SciTech Connect

    Nakaishi, C.V.; Carpenter, L.K.

    1981-02-01

    As a part of the United States Department of Energy's High Temperature Turbine Technology Program, the Morgantown Energy Technology Center is participating in a Ceramics Corrosion/Erosion Materials Study. Objective is to create a technology base for ceramic materials which could be used by stationary gas power turbines operating with a high-temperature, coal-derived, low-Btu gas products of combustion environment. Two facilities are designed and installed to burn a varying low-Btu coal-derived gas in a controlled manner. This report contains the objectives and testing philosophy as well as the operating, specimen handling, and emergency procedures for the facilities. The facilities were checked out in August/September 1980. Testing is scheduled to begin in late 1980 with completion of 1000 hours of ceramic materials exposure to be completed by early 1981. Most of the enclosed is an update of two METC Information Releases (IR), i.e., IR 442 (1979) Test Plan for Ceramic Corrosion/Erosion Project, and IR 817 (1980) Ceramic Corrosion/Erosion Project Description.

  3. Research Projects in Residential Technology, 1992 Edition.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-03-01

    This document reports the energy efficiency technology research, development and demonstration (RD D) activities in the residential sector at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). It provides a brief description of recently completed and ongoing projects sponsored by the Residential Technology Section at BPA. On each project's one page summary, the project's objectives, study approach and results thereof, are presented. Where reports or other publications are available, that information is also supplied. The contact person for each project, usually the project manager, is listed. A complete listing of available publications from previously completed projects is included.

  4. Fire Protection Research Project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Klamerus

    1977-01-01

    The objectives of the Fire Protection Research Project at Sandia Laboratories are: (1) to provide data either to confirm the suitability of current design standards and regulatory guides for fire protection and control in light water reactor power plants or to indicate areas where those standards should be upgraded; (2) to obtain data that will provide improved technical bases either

  5. Projected shell model description for nuclear isomers

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    Yang Sun

    2008-03-12

    Nuclear isomer is a current research focus. To describe isomers, we present a method based on the Projected Shell Model. Two kinds of isomers, K-isomers and shape isomers, are discussed. For the K-isomer treatment, K-mixing is properly implemented in the model. It is found however that in order to describe the strong K-violation more efficiently, it may be necessary to further introduce triaxiality into the shell model basis. To treat shape isomers, a scheme is outlined which allows mixing those configurations belonging to different shapes.

  6. Artificial Gravity Research Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kamman, Michelle R.; Paloski, William H.

    2005-01-01

    Protecting the health, safety, and performance of exploration-class mission crews against the physiological deconditioning resulting from long-term weightlessness during transit and long-term hypogravity during surface operations will require effective, multi-system countermeasures. Artificial gravity (AG), which would replace terrestrial gravity with inertial forces generated by rotating the transit vehicle or by a human centrifuge device within the transit vehicle or surface habitat, has long been considered a potential solution. However, despite its attractiveness as an efficient, multi-system countermeasure and its potential for improving the environment and simplifying operational activities (e.g., WCS, galley, etc.), much still needs to be learned regarding the human response to rotating environments before AG can be successfully implemented. This paper will describe our approach for developing and implementing a rigorous AG Research Project to address the key biomedical research questions that must be answered before developing effective AG countermeasure implementation strategies for exploration-class missions. The AG Research Project will be performed at JSC, ARC, extramural academic and government research venues, and international partner facilities maintained by DLR and IMBP. The Project includes three major ground-based human research subprojects that will lead to flight testing of intermittent short-radius AG in ISS crewmembers after 201 0, continuous long-radius AG in CEV crews transiting to and from the Moon, and intermittent short-radius AG plus exercise in lunar habitats. These human ground-based subprojects include: 1) a directed, managed international short-radius project to investigate the multi-system effectiveness of intermittent AG in human subjects deconditioned by bed rest, 2) a directed, managed long-radius project to investigate the capacity of humans to live and work for extended periods in rotating environments, and 3) a focused, investigator-initiated project to investigate system-specific adaptation to and from rotating environments. The AG Research Project also includes two major animal research subprojects: 1) a directed, managed ground-based subproject using rodents and, possibly, sub-human primates, to address mechanistic issues that cannot be studied in humans, to rapidly develop higher sample numbers than can be achieved in the human subprojects, and to establish feasible parameter operating bands to reduce the breadth of the human subprojects, and 2) a flight subproject using rodents to estimate the physiological effects of long term exposure to hypogravity and to investigate the effects of contamination by terrestrial gravity in estimating AG effectiveness. The animal flight subproject would be performed aboard ISS using the CAM module in approximately the 2008-201 1 timeframe. The paper will first present an overview of the key biomedical research questions to be answered. It will then describe the overall approaches to be utilized in developing and implementing the AG Research Project, including definition of the intended scientific research, management and development approaches, identification of roles and responsibilities, risk management, and definition of project deliverables. The primary focus of the paper will be on the first of the three ground-based human research subprojects, since it is the only one currently in development and is scheduled to start active subject investigations in April of 2005.

  7. Environmental Research Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Colin Robins

    The assignment is the development of scientific research project proposal, tailored to a specific range of course-appropriate topics and mimicked after current calls for NSF proposals in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or Low temperature geochemistry. Project components include a one paragraph pitch, submission of a draft for peer-review, and submission of the final proposal with a response to peer comments. A final, oral or poster presentation is an optional component. This is a multi-week assignment, and typically a significant componenent of the course grade.

  8. Position Description Project Manager, Office of Community and Economic Development

    E-print Network

    Position Description Project Manager, Office of Community and Economic Development Full-time Administrative Professional Position Job Description: As part of our team, this Project Manager position and staff. This is a full-time, 12-month Administrative Professional Manager position that reports jointly

  9. American Hero Research Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Flynn

    2011-06-20

    Students will chose a hero from American history that they would like to research. Students will use at least 2 web resources when gathering information. When finished, students will choose a way to present their information from the choices listed. Biography links Biographies Biographies For Kids Revolutionary War Bio s Social Studies for Kids Presentation Ideas Project ideas Read for Ideas Game shows Rubric Rubric for assessment ...

  10. Geomorphology Field Research Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Jeff Marshall

    The goal of this research project is to allow students to integrate and apply their geomorphic knowledge in a comprehensive study of a local landscape system. In this project, students investigate the origin and significance of a series of flat-topped mesas and isolated hills that rise above the gently sloping surface of alluvial fans along the San Gabriel Mountain foothills. Students work as part of a research team of 3 or 4 members. Each team is assigned a different field area and conduct a comprehensive geomorphic investigation of landforms within that area. Team members are expected to work collaboratively to formulate a research plan, complete a background literature search, and conduct independent fieldwork outside of class time. Each team divides up responsibilities as they see fit. At the end of the quarter, each team presents the results of their research in an oral presentation in front of the class, and in a professional written report submitted to the professor. Designed for a geomorphology course

  11. 44 CFR 361.3 - Project description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...SECURITY PREPAREDNESS NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Earthquake Hazards Reduction Assistance Program...description. (a) An objective of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act is to...

  12. 44 CFR 361.3 - Project description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...SECURITY PREPAREDNESS NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Earthquake Hazards Reduction Assistance Program...description. (a) An objective of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act is to...

  13. 44 CFR 361.3 - Project description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...SECURITY PREPAREDNESS NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Earthquake Hazards Reduction Assistance Program...description. (a) An objective of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act is to...

  14. 44 CFR 361.3 - Project description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...SECURITY PREPAREDNESS NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Earthquake Hazards Reduction Assistance Program...description. (a) An objective of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act is to...

  15. Research Podcast Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lynne Elkins

    This assignment is a small, independent research project to be conducted by the students in a moderately large, introductory geology lecture class. It uses the Moodle workshop module and the particular software and hardware available on Bryn Mawr College's campus in 2012, but is widely adaptable to other settings and resources. This project represents an updated assignment and, based on outcomes, a dramatic improvement over past research presentation projects used in our Geology 101 class (i.e. written papers and poster sessions). While the level of instructor preparation necessary is high for the first time this project is implemented, rewards are likewise high and preparations in subsequent years are relatively straightforward. A set of instructions that can be modified and provided to students is available under the assignment heading below. × Hide Caption Screen capture image of the admin view of the successful Moodle workshop activity after it has been fully completed. Note that the point values in this particular assessment run added up to more than 100 points. Provenance: Lynne Elkins, Bryn Mawr College Reuse: This item is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You may reuse this item for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license. I developed, tested, and then refined this project for a Geology 101 class that is sometimes team-taught. It replaced previous independent student research projects that variably assigned 5-page research papers (due to large class size and syllabus timing, papers in this class were difficult to assess in a useful way that gave students a chance to revise drafts with incorporated feedback) and in-class poster sessions on independent research topics (increasingly difficult to do with our aging, ailing large-format plotter). Our campus also began testing and implementing Moodle as our campus course management software at the same time that I began trial tests of this project. Refining the project later included working with our computer and media labs on campus to pinpoint the best resources for our students to record their presentations. × Hide Caption Screen capture of editing menus for setting up and modifying the Moodle Workshop activity, with some suggested settings. Note that the instructions within Moodle defining each option are overall reasonably clear, and many other ways of setting up the module are possible. Provenance: Lynne Elkins, Bryn Mawr College Reuse: This item is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You may reuse this item for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license. Implementation of this project does require initial research on the part of the instructor into campus resources and course or assignment management software, as well as a briefer annual update to those resources whenever the course is taught again. It was designed for use with a Moodle course management software package that included the Workshop module. Other course management packages, or assignment and peer evaluation software (e.g. iPeer) are capable of similar approaches, but the instructions will need to be adapted directly to the software being used. The sample instructions provided are particular to our campus as of 2012, and will need to be modified both as resources change from year to year, and for implementation on other campuses. They nonetheless provide good examples and suggestions for some of the available software out there for this type of technical work, and demonstrate the instructional components I have found it helpful to give our students for this project to run smoothly. I strongly encourage working with the appropriate technical/IS/computer lab staff on your campus in order to make this work. While the preparatory work is thus intensive, particularly in the fir

  16. Hydrogeology Research Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Tara Kulkarni

    This activity is for students to work in teams (2012) or individually (2013) to develop a project (such as a physical or numerical model), survey based research, case study, technical briefs on a remediation technology, etc. of the students' choice, based on their understanding of and interest in the subjects covered in the class. This is used in the GL 199 Hydrogeology course, which is offered through the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences at Norwich University. This is an experimental course that has not made it to the course catalogue as yet. It is currently offered to students majoring in Geology, with an acknowledgement that a course in hydrogeology is a desirable component of a Geology curriculum. Environmental Science students are encouraged to take it to deepen their understanding of subsurface processes. This course is considered a science elective for Civil and Environmental Engineering majors, and greatly complements the Hydrology, and Soils and Materials classes that are a part of the regular CE&E curriculum. Students from freshmen through seniors across these three majors are accepted into the course. With a cross section of majors and academic years in the class, it was determined that a project that has students thinking about a topic of their choice and developing fundamental research and collaboration skills is critical to meeting common workplace demands.

  17. INL Wind Farm Project Description Document

    SciTech Connect

    Gary Siefert

    2009-07-01

    The INL Wind Farm project proposes to install a 20 MW to 40 MW wind farm on government property, consisting of approximately ten to twenty full-sized (80-meter hub height) towers with 2 MW turbines, and access roads. This includes identifying the optimal turbine locations, building access roads, and pouring the tower foundations in preparation for turbine installation. The project successfully identified a location on INL lands with commercially viable wind resources (i.e., greater than 11 mph sustained winds) for a 20 to 40 MW wind farm. Additionally, the proposed Wind Farm was evaluated against other General Plant Projects, General Purpose Capital Equipment projects, and Line Item Construction Projects at the INL to show the relative importance of the proposed Wind Farm project.

  18. Experimental plasma research project summaries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1992-06-01

    This is the latest in a series of Project Summary books that date back to 1976. It is the first after a hiatus of several years. They are published to provide a short description of each project supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of the Division of Applied Plasma Physics in the Office of Fusion Energy. The Experimental Plasma Research Branch seeks to provide a broad range of experimental data, physics understanding, and new experimental techniques that contribute to operation, interpretation, and improvement of high temperature plasma as a source of fusion energy. In pursuit of these objectives, the branch supports research at universities, DOE laboratories, other federal laboratories, and industry. About 70 percent of the funds expended are spent at universities and a significant function of this program is the training of students in fusion physics. The branch supports small- and medium-scale experimental studies directly related to specific critical plasma issues of the magnetic fusion program. Plasma physics experiments are conducted on transport of particles and energy within plasma. Additionally, innovative approaches for operating, controlling, and heating plasma are evaluated for application to the larger confinement devices of the magnetic fusion program. New diagnostic approaches to measuring the properties of high temperature plasmas are developed to the point where they can be applied with confidence on the large-scale confinement experiments. Atomic data necessary for impurity control, interpretation of diagnostic data, development of heating devices, and analysis of cooling by impurity ion radiation are obtained. The project summaries are grouped into the three categories of plasma physics, diagnostic development, and atomic physics.

  19. Waste management project technical baseline description

    SciTech Connect

    Sederburg, J.P.

    1997-08-13

    A systems engineering approach has been taken to describe the technical baseline under which the Waste Management Project is currently operating. The document contains a mission analysis, function analysis, requirement analysis, interface definitions, alternative analysis, system definition, documentation requirements, implementation definitions, and discussion of uncertainties facing the Project.

  20. 44 CFR 361.3 - Project description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...undertaken before an earthquake to prepare for or...effective response once the earthquake has occurred. Preparedness...services; (x) Post-disaster recovery and the return...Public awareness/earthquake education activities...earthquake hazards reduction projects with...

  1. WASTE DESCRIPTION TYPE OF PROJECT POUNDS REDUCED,

    E-print Network

    reflect avoided waste disposal costs and lower material purchase costs ($6000) Hydraulic Oil Product spills along with the subsequent clean up costs ($15,000). Hydraulic Oil Product Substitution 3 POTENTIAL COSTS FOR TREATMENT & DISPOSAL COST OF RECYCLE, PREVENTION ESTIMATED COST SAVINGS PROJECT

  2. RESEARCH PROJECTS A Basic research

    E-print Network

    Pentti Lautala, Tomas Björkqvist Funding: The Finnish Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Tekes Duration completely the pulp properties and process variables. The last main development step in wood grinding of wood fibers and fines are allowed to happen. The tool for this progress is purely grinding material

  3. Projective module description of embedded noncommutative spaces

    E-print Network

    R. B. Zhang; Xiao Zhang

    2010-05-12

    An algebraic formulation is given for the embedded noncommutative spaces over the Moyal algebra developed in a geometric framework in \\cite{CTZZ}. We explicitly construct the projective modules corresponding to the tangent bundles of the embedded noncommutative spaces, and recover from this algebraic formulation the metric, Levi-Civita connection and related curvatures, which were introduced geometrically in \\cite{CTZZ}. Transformation rules for connections and curvatures under general coordinate changes are given. A bar involution on the Moyal algebra is discovered, and its consequences on the noncommutative differential geometry are described.

  4. Qualitative description – the poor cousin of health research?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mette Asbjoern Neergaard; Frede Olesen; Rikke Sand Andersen; Jens Sondergaard

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The knowledge and use of qualitative description as a qualitative research approach in health services research is limited. The aim of this article is to discuss the potential benefits of a qualitative descriptive approach, to identify its strengths and weaknesses and to provide examples of use. DISCUSSION: Qualitative description is a useful qualitative method in much medical research if

  5. Quantum Bundle Description of Quantum Projective Spaces

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ó Buachalla, Réamonn

    2012-12-01

    We realise Heckenberger and Kolb's canonical calculus on quantum projective ( N - 1)-space C q [ C p N-1] as the restriction of a distinguished quotient of the standard bicovariant calculus for the quantum special unitary group C q [ SU N ]. We introduce a calculus on the quantum sphere C q [ S 2 N-1] in the same way. With respect to these choices of calculi, we present C q [ C p N-1] as the base space of two different quantum principal bundles, one with total space C q [ SU N ], and the other with total space C q [ S 2 N-1]. We go on to give C q [ C p N-1] the structure of a quantum framed manifold. More specifically, we describe the module of one-forms of Heckenberger and Kolb's calculus as an associated vector bundle to the principal bundle with total space C q [ SU N ]. Finally, we construct strong connections for both bundles.

  6. Plutonium Immobilization Project System Design Description for Can Loading System

    SciTech Connect

    Kriikku, E.

    2001-02-15

    The purpose of this System Design Description (SDD) is to specify the system and component functions and requirements for the Can Loading System and provide a complete description of the system (design features, boundaries, and interfaces), principles of operation (including upsets and recovery), and the system maintenance approach. The Plutonium Immobilization Project (PIP) will immobilize up to 13 metric tons (MT) of U.S. surplus weapons usable plutonium materials.

  7. Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Awarded Projects Organization Project Descriptions

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    555 3634 332 2007 CFAT Projects(12 projects) City of Hickory 1 Natural Gas Vehicle - Honda Civic GX6 Vehicles - Honda Civic GX with refueling infrastructure6 $126,400 $37,413 $163,813 207 271 4778 0 World Honda Civic HEV and 2 2012 Ford Fusion hybrid13 $42,995 $34,163 $72,607 10 6 121 1 City of Cherryville

  8. RESEARCH PROJECTS February 13

    E-print Network

    Schenato, Luca

    and from all relevant stakeholder groups. It features 5 Thematic WPs, each concentrating on one of the main technologies. 2 additional WPs deal with project management, network coordination and dissemination. 18

  9. Research Project for Mineralogy

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Wendy Panero

    Students choose a project on an area of the geosciences in which one or more mineral's chemistry and/or crystal structure is significant to understanding that geoscience problem. They then study that mineral in detail in both hand sample and on the SEM, XRF, XRD, and/or in thin section. Students may provide your own sample or use a sample from the student collection. For practicality sake, the sample must be available and not so valuable or rare that we cannot let you use pieces of it for the project. Additionally, the mineral studied in detail must be significantly different than those they will be tested on for the final exam.

  10. Energy research information system projects report, volume 5, number 1

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Johnson, J.; Schillinger, L.

    1980-07-01

    The system (ERIS) provides an inventory of the energy related programs and research activities from 1974 to the present in the states of Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Areas of research covered include coal, reclamation, water resources, environmental impacts, socioeconomic impacts, energy conversion, mining methodology, petroleum, natural gas, oilshale, renewable energy resources, nuclear energy, energy conservation and land use. Each project description lists title, investigator(s), research institution, sponsor, funding, time frame, location, a descriptive abstract of the research and title reports and/or publications generated by the research. All projects are indexed by location, personal names, organizations and subject keywords.

  11. The History Research Project

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Estes, Matt; Brady, Ann

    2005-01-01

    Matt Estes, a social studies teacher, mentions the main instructional goals for his students like understanding the importance of proper citation and attribution presenting the Machiavelli project that deals with the skills he wants his students to develop and the course material that must be covered. In addition, Ann Brady, a library media…

  12. Individual Research Projects

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

  13. AlAbAmA Dune RestoRAtion PRoject General Project DescriPtion

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    AlAbAmA Dune RestoRAtion PRoject General Project DescriPtion The cities of Gulf Shores and Orange miles of dune habitat. This restoration project will result in the formation of a partnership, the Coastal Alabama Dune Restoration Cooperative (CADRC), to restore natural resources that were injured

  14. Innovative Finance: Strategic Research Project

    E-print Network

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute Jason Wagner Associate Transportation Researcher Texas A was conducted in cooperation with TxDOT and FHWA. The authors thank Rick Collins, Project Monitoring Committee

  15. Research Ideas for Science Projects.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goyal, K. C.; Swami, Piyush

    This book was developed for use in India and is adapted from "Ideas for Science Investigations" by Victor M. Showalter and Irwin L. Slesnick. It is a source book of ideas for student research projects. Three model projects are described, illustrating different approaches taken by three students to the investigation of the rise of sap in plants.…

  16. CHEMICAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    To improve the quality of aquatic ecosystems, states and regions not only need to know what rivers and streams are impaired, but they also need to know what caused the impairment. Hence, EERD is undertaking research to provide the means to identify the pollutants that are causing...

  17. Materials sciences research. [research facilities, research projects, and technical reports of materials tests

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1973-01-01

    Research projects involving materials research conducted by various international test facilities are reported. Much of the materials research is classified in the following areas: (1) acousto-optic, acousto-electric, and ultrasonic research, (2) research for elucidating transport phenomena in well characterized oxides, (3) research in semiconductor materials and semiconductor devices, (4) the study of interfaces and interfacial phenomena, and (5) materials research relevant to natural resources. Descriptions of the individual research programs are listed alphabetically by the name of the author and show all personnel involved, resulting publications, and associated meeting speeches.

  18. Job Description Research Assistant Chromatin Sorghum Breeding Team Gainesville, FL

    E-print Network

    Mazzotti, Frank

    Job Description Research Assistant ­ Chromatin Sorghum Breeding Team Gainesville, FL Description The Research Assistant/field technician position will support day-to-day activities for the sorghum breeding will include providing support and assistance to sorghum breeders and research associates with all aspects

  19. Math Fact Strategies Research Project

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boso, Annie

    2011-01-01

    An action research project was conducted in order to determine effective math fact strategies for first graders. The traditional way of teaching math facts included using timed tests and flashcards, with most students counting on their fingers or a number line. Six new research-based strategies were taught and analyzed to decide which methods…

  20. Research Project: Social Media Analysis

    E-print Network

    Mannheim, Universität

    Research Project: Social Media Analysis Prof. Dr. Heiner Stuckenschmidt Caecilia Zirn #12;The Chair a research article on data mining for social media analysis ­ Analyze state of the art ­ Develop in JAVA/Python ­ Math, i.e. probability and statistics · Beneficial: ­ Data Mining ­ Natural Language

  1. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Research projects` update project status as of March 31, 1997

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-07-01

    This report provides an update of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) program. The NYSERDA research and development program has five major areas: industry, buildings, energy resources, transportation, and environment. NYSERDA organizes projects within these five major areas based on energy use and supply, and end-use sectors. Therefore, issues such as waste management, energy products and renewable energy technologies are addressed in several areas of the program. The project descriptions presented are organized within the five program areas. Descriptions of projects completed between the period April 1, 1996, and March 31, 1997, including technology-transfer activities, are at the end of each subprogram section.

  2. Job Title: Research Associate Position #: 016161.0001 Job Description

    E-print Network

    Job Title: Research Associate Position #: 016161.0001 Job Description: Research associate sought, is helpful, because much of this job requires communication with veterinarians around the country. Applicants://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ns/departments/mip/ Job Opportunities for complete job description · CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer · Colorado State

  3. "US": Primary Prevention, Para-Counseling, Research Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lynch, Mallory B.

    This report provides both a focal (part) and a subsidiary (whole) description of the process and results of a primary prevention, paracounseling, research project, funded for two years by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to create and research a "model" program which could be used nation-wide to help prevent drug abuse. Adolescents, young…

  4. Research Projects in Industrial Technology.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration. Industrial Technology Section.

    1990-06-01

    The purpose of this booklet is to briefly describe ongoing and completed projects being carried out by Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Industrial Technology Section. In the Pacific Northwest, the industrial sector is the largest of the four consuming sectors. It accounted for thirty-nine percent of the total firm demand in the region in 1987. It is not easy to asses the conservation potential in the industrial sector. Recognizing this, the Northwest Power Planning Council established an objective to gain information on the size, cost, and availability of the conservation resource in the industrial sector, as well as other sectors, in its 1986 Power Plan. Specifically, the Council recommended that BPA operate a research and development program in conjunction with industry to determine the potential costs and savings from efficiency improvements in industrial processes which apply to a wide array of industrial firms.'' The section, composed of multidisciplinary engineers, provides technical support to the Industrial Programs Branch by designing and carrying out research relating to energy conservation in the industrial sector. The projects contained in this booklet are arranged by sector --industrial, utility, and agricultural -- and, within each sector, chronologically from ongoing to completed, with those projects completed most recently falling first. For each project the following information is given: its objective approach, key findings, cost, and contact person. Completed projects also include the date of completion, a report title, and report number.

  5. International Research Reactor Decommissioning Project

    SciTech Connect

    Leopando, Leonardo [Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, Quezon City (Philippines); Warnecke, Ernst [International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)

    2008-01-15

    Many research reactors have been or will be shut down and are candidates for decommissioning. Most of the respective countries neither have a decommissioning policy nor the required expertise and funds to effectively implement a decommissioning project. The IAEA established the Research Reactor Decommissioning Demonstration Project (R{sup 2}D{sup 2}P) to help answer this need. It was agreed to involve the Philippine Research Reactor (PRR-1) as model reactor to demonstrate 'hands-on' experience as it is just starting the decommissioning process. Other facilities may be included in the project as they fit into the scope of R{sup 2}D{sup 2}P and complement to the PRR-1 decommissioning activities. The key outcome of the R{sup 2}D{sup 2}P will be the decommissioning of the PRR-1 reactor. On the way to this final goal the preparation of safety related documents (i.e., decommissioning plan, environmental impact assessment, safety analysis report, health and safety plan, cost estimate, etc.) and the licensing process as well as the actual dismantling activities could provide a model to other countries involved in the project. It is expected that the R{sup 2}D{sup 2}P would initiate activities related to planning and funding of decommissioning activities in the participating countries if that has not yet been done.

  6. Reviewing the Research on Mail Survey Response Rates: Descriptive Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boser, Judith A.; Clark, Sheldon B.

    One approach to examining the findings of multiple studies is descriptive. This descriptive review of the research on increasing the response rates to mail surveys is based on studies also subjected to a meta-analysis. An initial narrative review identified the studies to be used in both analyses, and results will allow the possibility of…

  7. Medical students showcase research projects

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leigh Dawson

    2011-01-01

    The serotonergic system1 and hypertension, Dupuytren’s disease2 and the antibiotic treatment of head and neck infection were just some of the research projects presented by fourth year Medicine students and PHD candidates at the inaugural Notre Dame Medical Student Showcase on the Fremantle Campus.\\u000aInitiated by Fremantle School of Medicine Associate Dean (Preclinical), Professor Kathryn Hird, the Showcase provided final

  8. NASA's Morphing Project Research Summaries in Fiscal Year 2002

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McGowan, Anna-Maria R.; Waszak, Martin R.

    2005-01-01

    The Morphing Project at the National Aeronautics and Space Agency s (NASA) Langley Research Center (LaRC) is part of the Breakthrough Vehicle Technologies Project, Vehicle Systems Program that conducts fundamental research on advanced technologies for future flight vehicles. The objectives of the Morphing Project are to develop and assess the advanced technologies and integrated component concepts to enable efficient, multi-point adaptability of flight vehicles; primarily through the application of adaptive structures and adaptive flow control to substantially alter vehicle performance characteristics. This document is a compilation of research summaries and other information on the project for fiscal year 2002. The focus is to provide a brief overview of the project content, technical results and lessons learned. At the time of publication, the Vehicle Systems Program (which includes the Morphing Project) is undergoing a program re-planning and reorganization. Accordingly, the programmatic descriptions of this document pertain only to the program as of fiscal year 2002.

  9. VHA Veterans' Justice Program Evaluation Job Descriptions for On-Site (local) Research Staff

    E-print Network

    Azevedo, Ricardo

    VHA Veterans' Justice Program Evaluation Job Descriptions for On-Site (local) Research Staff to: Dr. Lisa Callahan, Project Manager, lcallahan@prainc.com. #12;Veterans Justice Programs Program Evaluation The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made a commitment to end Veteran homelessness by 2015

  10. Astrophysics Research ProjectsAstrophysics Research Projects summer 2009summer 2009

    E-print Network

    Cohen, David

    Astrophysics Research ProjectsAstrophysics Research Projects summer 2009summer 2009 David Cohen the plasma kinematics #12;Laboratory Astrophysics:Laboratory Astrophysics: PhotoionizedPhotoionized plasma

  11. Fuel Cell Applied Research Project

    SciTech Connect

    Lee Richardson

    2006-09-15

    Since November 12, 2003, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has been operating a 200 kW phosphoric acid fuel cell to provide electrical and thermal energy to its campus. The project was made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy as well as by a partnership with the provincial Alberta Energy Research Institute; a private-public partnership, Climate Change Central; the federal Ministry of Western Economic Development; and local natural gas supplier, ATCO Gas. Operation of the fuel cell has contributed to reducing NAIT's carbon dioxide emissions through its efficient use of natural gas.

  12. Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery. Progress review No. 78, quarter ending March 31, 1994

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-05-01

    This report presents descriptions of various research projects and field projects concerned with the enhanced recovery of petroleum. Contract numbers, principal investigators, company names, and project management information is included.

  13. FAPESP RESEARCH PROGRAMME ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE (FRPGCC) Research Project (LUA/IAM Project)

    E-print Network

    Camara, Gilberto

    FAPESP RESEARCH PROGRAMME ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE (FRPGCC) Research Project (LUA/IAM Project) i start and ending dates: 05/01/2009 to 04/30/2013 #12;FAPESP RESEARCH PROGRAMME ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ...................34 #12;FAPESP RESEARCH PROGRAMME ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE (FRPGCC) Research Project (LUA/IAM Project

  14. Litter Study: A School Research Project

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McCollum, Dannel

    1976-01-01

    Describes a project done to verify or dispute the breakdown in litter content proposed by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB). Decisions made relating to quantity of materials, area to be studied, and a complete description of the project are given. (EB)

  15. Description of the 2012 NEMSIS Public-Release Research Dataset.

    PubMed

    Mann, N Clay; Kane, Lauren; Dai, Mengtao; Jacobson, Karen

    2014-10-01

    Abstract Background. The National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) is a federally funded project designed to standardize emergency medical services (EMS) patient care reporting and facilitate state and national data repositories for the assessment of EMS systems of care. The purpose of this assessment is to characterize the annual NEMSIS 2012 Public-Release Research Dataset, detailing the strengths and limitations associated with use of these data for EMS quality assurance and/or research purposes. Methodology. Using descriptive statistics, we evaluated the dataset completeness (i.e., presence of missing/null values) and dataset content. To assess data generalizability, we compared age distributions to the 2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). Subanalyses were conducted for cardiac arrest- and trauma-related EMS activations to describe their characteristics, treatments, and dispositions. The analysis focuses primarily on 9-1-1 EMS activations resulting in the treatment and transport of a patient, excepting the analysis conducted for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), which includes scene deaths. Results. In 2012, 19,831,189 EMS activations were reported to NEMSIS by 8,439 agencies located in 42 states and territories. Of the 10,733,925 9-1-1 EMS activations reportedly treating and transporting a patient, the majority were attended by a paid EMT-paramedic (82%) employed by a fire-based EMS agency (25%) working in an urban area (53%). 9-1-1 call centers most likely dispatched EMS for a "sick person" (14%), while providers most likely reported pain (26%) as the patient's primary symptom and "traumatic injury" (13%) as the likely cause. NEMSIS data adequately characterize specific patient populations and demonstrate significant similarity to independent distributions of EMS patients (i.e., NHAMCS), yet missing data and use of null values remain prevalent. Conclusions. The annual NEMSIS Public-Release Research Dataset is a valuable resource for evaluating the U.S. EMS activation population and can be used to conduct in-depth descriptions of the care of specific populations. However, the utility of the data are limited until the number of null values can be diminished and reporting becomes universal. PMID:25290075

  16. Adapting Project Management Practices to Research-Based Projects

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bahr, P.; Baker, T.; Corbin, B.; Keith, L.; Loerch, L.; Mullenax, C.; Myers, R.; Rhodes, B.; Skytland, N.

    2007-01-01

    From dealing with the inherent uncertainties in outcomes of scientific research to the lack of applicability of current NASA Procedural Requirements guidance documentation, research-based projects present challenges that require unique application of classical project management techniques. If additionally challenged by the creation of a new program transitioning from basic to applied research in a technical environment often unfamiliar with the cost and schedule constraints addressed by project management practices, such projects can find themselves struggling throughout their life cycles. Finally, supplying deliverables to a prime vehicle customer, also in the formative stage, adds further complexity to the development and management of research-based projects. The Biomedical Research and Countermeasures Projects Branch at NASA Johnson Space Center encompasses several diverse applied research-based or research-enabling projects within the newly-formed Human Research Program. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the organizational structure and environment in which these projects operate and how the projects coordinate to address and manage technical requirements. We will identify several of the challenges (cost, technical, schedule, and personnel) encountered by projects across the Branch, present case reports of actions taken and techniques implemented to deal with these challenges, and then close the session with an open forum discussion of remaining challenges and potential mitigations.

  17. IBM Research News: Millipede Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    On June 11, 2002, researchers at IBM "demonstrated a data storage density of a trillion bits per square inch -- 20 times higher than the densest magnetic storage available today." The project, called Millipede, uses a technique analogous to punch cards to store data, as opposed to traditional methods of magnetic storage. Although it will not likely be used in commercial applications in the near future, the implications of this achievement in nanotechnology are great. This news release gives a brief summary of the findings of the team. A much more detailed technical paper is given via a link on the page, as are several images and animations that show different portions of the Millipede chip.

  18. Project Description In the search for superior batteries, the road to success is paved with advanced materials: better

    E-print Network

    Sadoway, Donald Robert

    Project Description In the search for superior batteries, the road to success is paved, the development of superior battery technologies. As a first step we propose a workshop at which will bring together leaders in battery research and those who have been successful in areas of materials and molecule

  19. Memory & Aging Project Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

    E-print Network

    Memory & Aging Project Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Department of Neurology Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). Our success has continued with renewals of both our Healthy. John C. Morris, MD, Director of the Memory & Aging Project and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

  20. An O-"fish"-ial Research Project

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Newman, James; Krustchinsky, Rick; Vanek, Karen; Nguyen, Kim-Thoa

    2009-01-01

    In this "O-"fish"-ial" research project, third-grade students use multiple resources to research several fish species, write a research paper and develop a PowerPoint presentation to communicate their findings. In addition, students actually examine these species up close with samples from the local market, and then conclude the project with a…

  1. EDUCATIONAL MEDIA RESEARCH ABSTRACTING PROJECT. FINAL REPORT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    HYER, ANNA L.

    THIS PROJECT PROVIDED ABSTRACTING COVERAGE OF 33 FINAL REPORTS OF U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION FINANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN EDUCATIONAL MEDIA. AN ABSTRACTOR, DR. WILLIAM ALLEN, WAS HIRED TO EVALUATE AND EDIT OR REWRITE ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED BY RESEARCHERS, AND TO PREPARE ABSTRACTS IF NECESSARY. TWO ANALYTICAL REVIEWS ON SELECTED AREAS OF MEDIA RESEARCH

  2. A Descriptive Research Report on the Texas Teacher Appraisal System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    White, William F.

    In December of 1986, the Texas State Teachers Association commissioned Educational Evaluation Services, Inc., to conduct a descriptive research study on the appraisal process and mastery learning among teachers in Texas. Data were gathered in each of five representative school districts in five areas: (1) Dallas-Fort Worth; (2) West Texas; (3) San…

  3. New Position at the Integrative Biomedical Informatics Group Job description: A position is available for a highly motivated researcher in the

    E-print Network

    Pompeu Fabra, Universitat

    New Position at the Integrative Biomedical Informatics Group Job description: A position is available for a highly motivated researcher in the Integrative Biomedical Informatics group leaded in a translational bioinformatic project aimed at exploiting clinical information for research

  4. Space Station Biological Research Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Johnson, Catherine C.; Hargens, Alan R.; Wade, Charles E.

    1995-01-01

    NASA Ames Research Center is responsible for the development of the Space Station Biological Research Project (SSBRP) which will support non-human life sciences research on the International Space Station Alpha (ISSA). The SSBRP is designed to support both basic research to understand the effect of altered gravity fields on biological systems and applied research to investigate the effects of space flight on biological systems. The SSBRP will provide the necessary habitats to support avian and reptile eggs, cells and tissues, plants and rodents. In addition a habitat to support aquatic specimens will be provided by our international partners. Habitats will be mounted in ISSA compatible racks at u-g and will also be mounted on a 2.5 m diameter centrifuge except for the egg incubator which has an internal centrifuge. The 2.5 m centrifuge will provide artificial gravity levels over the range of 0.01 G to 2 G. The current schedule is to launch the first rack in 1999, the Life Sciences glovebox and a second rack early in 2001, a 4 habitat 2.5 in centrifuge later the same year in its own module, and to upgrade the centrifuge to 8 habitats in 2004. The rodent habitats will be derived from the Advanced Animal Habitat currently under development for the Shuttle program and will be capable of housing either rats or mice individually or in groups (6 rats/group and at least 12 mice/group). The egg incubator will be an upgraded Avian Development Facility also developed for the Shuttle program through a Small Business and Innovative Research grant. The Space Tissue Loss cell culture apparatus, developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, is being considered for the cell and tissue culture habitat. The Life Sciences Glovebox is crucial to all life sciences experiments for specimen manipulation and performance of science procedures. It will provide two levels of containment between the work volume and the crew through the use of seals and negative pressure. The glovebox will accommodate use by two crew persons simultaneously and the capability for real time video down-link and data acquisition. In house testbeds and Phase B studies of the centrifuge validated the concepts of vibration isolation and autobalancing systems to meet the ISSA microgravity requirements. The vibration isolation system is effective above the centrifuge rotation frequency while the autobalancing system on the rotor removes vibration at and below the rotation rate. Torque of the Station, induced by spin-up/spindown of the centrifuge, can be minimized by controlling spin-up/spin-down rates. The SSBRP and ISSA will provide the opportunity to perform long-term, repeatable and high quality science. The long duration increments available on the Station will permit multigeneration studies of both plants and animals which have not previously been possible. The u-g habitat racks and the eight habitat centrifuge will accommodate sufficient number of specimens to permit statistically significant sampling of specimens to investigate the time course of adaptation to altered gravity environments. The centrifuge will, for the first time, permit investigators to use gravity itself as a tool to investigate fundamental processes, to investigate the intensity and duration of gravity to maintain normal structure and function, to separate the effects of u-g from other environmental factors and to examine artificial gravity as a potential countermeasure for the physical deconditioning observed during space flight.

  5. Clinical Research Informatics Systems Project Final Report

    E-print Network

    Provancher, William

    Clinical Research Informatics Systems Project Final Report March 29, 2010 Rev. 8.30.2010 Report Orientation Checklist (Draft)................................XII #12;Clinical Research Informatics Systems Submitted to: Dr. Joyce Mitchell Chair, Department of Medical Informatics Associate Vice President, Health

  6. Geothermal Reservoir Technology Research Program: Abstracts of selected research projects

    SciTech Connect

    Reed, M.J. (ed.)

    1993-03-01

    Research projects are described in the following areas: geothermal exploration, mapping reservoir properties and reservoir monitoring, and well testing, simulation, and predicting reservoir performance. The objectives, technical approach, and project status of each project are presented. The background, research results, and future plans for each project are discussed. The names, addresses, and telephone and telefax numbers are given for the DOE program manager and the principal investigators. (MHR)

  7. Project Title: Residential wind turbine design Project Description: This project aims to

    E-print Network

    Muradoglu, Metin

    role in health. The human respiratory system is extremely complex in structure and exhibits significant, there will be 2n airway tubes at generation n. From a functional point of view, respiratory system can be divided: This project aims to develop a simple model for the air flow and pressure drop in lungs. As the respiratory

  8. Advanced Energy Projects: FY 1993, Research summaries

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-09-01

    AEP has been supporting research on novel materials for energy technology, renewable and biodegradable materials, new uses for scientific discoveries, alternate pathways to energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction, etc. The summaries are grouped according to projects active in FY 1993, Phase I SBIR projects, and Phase II SBIR projects. Investigator and institutional indexes are included.

  9. Pelagic Fisheries Research Program Project Management Report

    E-print Network

    Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

    Pelagic Fisheries Research Program Project Management Report August 1999 John Sibert Program year. #12;Progress on Specific 1998-1999 Project Management Goals: 1. Conduct a new round of project Manager Overview The FY1999 appropriation for Pacific tuna management was the same as for FY1998

  10. ATBC Study - Research Consortium Projects

    Cancer.gov

    In collaboration with other extramural and intramural studies, the ATBC Study participates in several large consortium projects of nutritional and other environmental factors, candidate genes and pathways, and genome-wide association studies, contributing scientific expertise, data and cohort resources, and intramural support to these investigations. Several of the projects are described here.

  11. Developing Learning Strategies Based on Research Projects

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ampuero-Canellas, Olga; Gonzalez-Del-Rio, Jimena; Jorda-Albinana, Begona; Rojas-Sola, Jose Ignacio

    2011-01-01

    Research projects are a very important part of any professor life sheet. Through these projects, they use their knowledge to solve real problems within professional area. Besides being an advance in research area, they can essentially contribute to improving teaching process. This work originates from the idea that the experienced gotten from…

  12. Jmol-Enhanced Biochemistry Research Projects

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Saderholm, Matthew; Reynolds, Anthony

    2011-01-01

    We developed a protein research project for a one-semester biochemistry lecture class to enhance learning and more effectively train students to understand protein structure and function. During this semester-long process, students select a protein with known structure and then research its structure, sequence, and function. This project

  13. Family Literacy Research Project Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fear, Marion J.

    A study surveyed adults with literacy problems and evaluated the Parents-as-Partners-as-Learners project. Eighty English-speaking adults in the eastern townships of Quebec, Canada, were interviewed concerning their literacy problems. Results indicated that health and social problems were identified by the adults as the major impediment to…

  14. Recent, Current, and Projected Research at Gallaudet.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Directions, 1980

    1980-01-01

    The document contains summaries of recently completed, current, or projected research from Gallaudet College on the social and cultural aspects of deafness, language and communication, and educational research. Among the issues addressed by the research are the following: deafness in media, relationship between deaf students and their parents in…

  15. Research on spatio-temporal ontology based on description logic

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Huang, Yongqi; Ding, Zhimin; Zhao, Zhui; Ouyang, Fucheng

    2008-10-01

    DL, short for Description Logic, is aimed at getting a balance between describing ability and reasoning complexity. Users can adopt DL to write clear and formalized concept description for domain model, which makes ontology description possess well-defined syntax and semantics and helps to resolve the problem of spatio-temporal reasoning based on ontology. This paper studies on basic theory of DL and relationship between DL and OWL at first. By analyzing spatio-temporal concepts and relationship of spatio-temporal GIS, the purpose of this paper is adopting ontology language based on DL to express spatio-temporal ontology, and employing suitable ontology-building tool to build spatio-temporal ontology. With regard to existing spatio-temporal ontology based on first-order predicate logic, we need to transform it into spatio-temporal ontology based on DL so as to make the best of existing research fruits. This paper also makes a research on translating relationships between DL and first-order predicate logic.

  16. Erie, Pennsylvania Basic Educational Skills Project Program Description.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haiman, Peter E.; And Others

    This description of the Erie Basic Educational Skills (BES) Program provides examples of the achievements made by the Erie Public Schools and Head Start toward BES and Responsive Educational Program goals. Staff positions, staff responsibilities, the curriculum, and programs initiated and carried out in the Erie Public Schools are described. The…

  17. LSCA Promotes: Sharing, Cooperation, Linking. Project Descriptions and Impact.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Michigan Library, Lansing.

    To assist in the dissemination of information concerning Michigan public library projects funded under the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), this publication presents a collection of project reports from grant recipients. The state LSCA long range planning and report process is briefly described and members of the LSCA Planning…

  18. Advanced energy projects FY 1997 research summaries

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-09-01

    The mission of the Advanced Energy Projects (AEP) program is to explore the scientific feasibility of novel energy-related concepts that are high risk, in terms of scientific feasibility, yet have a realistic potential for a high technological payoff. The concepts supported by the AEP are typically at an early stage of scientific development. They often arise from advances in basic research and are premature for consideration by applied research or technology development programs. Some are based on discoveries of new scientific phenomena or involve exploratory ideas that span multiple scientific and technical disciplines which do not fit into an existing DOE program area. In all cases, the objective is to support evaluation of the scientific or technical feasibility of the novel concepts involved. Following AEP support, it is expected that each concept will be sufficiently developed to attract further funding from other sources to realize its full potential. Projects that involve evolutionary research or technology development and demonstration are not supported by AEP. Furthermore, research projects more appropriate for another existing DOE research program are not encouraged. There were 65 projects in the AEP research portfolio during Fiscal Year 1997. Eigheen projects were initiated during that fiscal year. This document consists of short summaries of projects active in FY 1997. Further information of a specific project may be obtained by contacting the principal investigator.

  19. Cormack Research Project: Glasgow University

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Skinner, Susan; Ryan, James M.

    1998-01-01

    The aim of this project was to investigate and improve upon existing methods of analysing data from COMITEL on the Gamma Ray Observatory for neutrons emitted during solar flares. In particular, a strategy for placing confidence intervals on neutron energy distributions, due to uncertainties on the response matrix has been developed. We have also been able to demonstrate the superior performance of one of a range of possible statistical regularization strategies. A method of generating likely models of neutron energy distributions has also been developed as a tool to this end. The project involved solving an inverse problem with noise being added to the data in various ways. To achieve this pre-existing C code was used to run Fortran subroutines which performed statistical regularization on the data.

  20. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Front, left to right: Efthymios Papadopoulos (Georgia Tech) and Jun Yoneda (AIST)....

  1. Pelagic Fisheries Research Program Project Management Report

    E-print Network

    Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

    and to lack of job stability due to the "soft money" nature of the PFRP. As predicted in the Program ManagerPelagic Fisheries Research Program Project Management Report June 1997 John Sibert Program Manager of second year requests. Progress on 1996-97 Project Management Goals: 1. Increase communication of PFRP

  2. Space construction system analysis study: Project systems and missions descriptions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1979-01-01

    Three project systems are defined and summarized. The systems are: (1) a Solar Power Satellite (SPS) Development Flight Test Vehicle configured for fabrication and compatible with solar electric propulsion orbit transfer; (2) an Advanced Communications Platform configured for space fabrication and compatible with low thrust chemical orbit transfer propulsion; and (3) the same Platform, configured to be space erectable but still compatible with low thrust chemical orbit transfer propulsion. These project systems are intended to serve as configuration models for use in detailed analyses of space construction techniques and processes. They represent feasible concepts for real projects; real in the sense that they are realistic contenders on the list of candidate missions currently projected for the national space program. Thus, they represent reasonable configurations upon which to base early studies of alternative space construction processes.

  3. NASA's Hypersonic Research Engine Project: A review

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Andrews, Earl H.; Mackley, Ernest A.

    1994-01-01

    The goals of the NASA Hypersonic Research Engine (HRE) Project, which began in 1964, were to design, develop, and construct a high-performance hypersonic research ramjet/scramjet engine for flight tests of the developed concept over the speed range of Mach 4 to 8. The project was planned to be accomplished in three phases: project definition, research engine development, and flight test using the X-15A-2 research airplane, which was modified to carry hydrogen fuel for the research engine. The project goal of an engine flight test was eliminated when the X-15 program was canceled in 1968. Ground tests of full-scale engine models then became the focus of the project. Two axisymmetric full-scale engine models, having 18-inch-diameter cowls, were fabricated and tested: a structural model and combustion/propulsion model. A brief historical review of the project, with salient features, typical data results, and lessons learned, is presented. An extensive number of documents were generated during the HRE Project and are listed.

  4. Commentary: The Value of Science Research Projects

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Al Frisby

    2005-04-01

    In this month's Commentary, the value of science research projects is emphasized. The authors of this article have found that conservatively such projects could potentially have a positive impact on curricular requirements, regardless of the perception that science projects should be complex and difficult or that they should be limited only to students who continue their education beyond high school. They effectively illustrate the benefits of science projects as an alternative learning path for all students, where they acquire critical thinking skills and other components of inquiry-based instruction.

  5. PROJECT W-551 INTERIM PRETREATMENT SYSTEM PRECONCEPTUAL CANDIDATE TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTIONS

    SciTech Connect

    MAY TH

    2008-08-12

    The Office of River Protection (ORP) has authorized a study to recommend and select options for interim pretreatment of tank waste and support Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) low activity waste (LAW) operations prior to startup of all the WTP facilities. The Interim Pretreatment System (IPS) is to be a moderately sized system which separates entrained solids and 137Cs from tank waste for an interim time period while WTP high level waste vitrification and pretreatment facilities are completed. This study's objective is to prepare pre-conceptual technology descriptions that expand the technical detail for selected solid and cesium separation technologies. This revision includes information on additional feed tanks.

  6. Project management of life-science research projects: project characteristics, challenges and training needs.

    PubMed

    Beukers, Margot W

    2011-02-01

    Thirty-four project managers of life-science research projects were interviewed to investigate the characteristics of their projects, the challenges they faced and their training requirements. A set of ten discriminating parameters were identified based on four project categories: contract research, development, discovery and call-based projects--projects set up to address research questions defined in a call for proposals. The major challenges these project managers are faced with relate to project members, leadership without authority and a lack of commitment from the respective organization. Two-thirds of the project managers indicated that they would be interested in receiving additional training, mostly on people-oriented, soft skills. The training programs that are currently on offer, however, do not meet their needs. PMID:21134487

  7. Development of Research Projects in Advanced Laboratory

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yu, Ping; Guha, Suchi

    2008-04-01

    Advanced laboratory serves as a bridge spanning primary physics laboratory and scientific research or industrial activities for undergraduate students. Students not only study modern physics experiments and techniques but also acquire the knowledge of advanced instrumentation. It is of interest to encourage students using the knowledge into research projects at a later stage of the course. We have designed several scientific projects for advanced laboratory to promote student's abilities of independent research. Students work as a team to select the project and search literatures, to perform experiments, and to give presentations. During the research project, instructor only provides necessary equipment for the project without any pre-knowledge of results, giving students a real flavor of scientific research. Our initial attempt has shown some interesting results. We found that students showed a very strong motivation in these projects, and student performances exceeded our expectation. Almost all the students in our first batch of the course have now joined graduate school in Physics and Materials Science. In the future we will also arrange graduate students working with undergraduate students to build a collaborative environment. In addition, a more comprehensive method will be used to evaluate student achievements.

  8. Description of the HAARP Gakona ionosphere radio science research facility and recent research results

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. Kossey; J. Battis; S. Basu

    2006-01-01

    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is completing the development of a facility in Gakona Alaska to include a 3600 kW high-frequency HF transmitter for active research and a suite of radio and optical diagnostic instruments to study physical processes in the ionosphere resulting from interactions with high power radio waves A description of the major components of the

  9. Theoretical Ecology, Research Projects: theory.bio.uu.nl/rdb/te/Projects/ 1 Theoretical Ecology: Research projects

    E-print Network

    Utrecht, Universiteit

    as a researcher in Theoretical Ecology. You have been trained to read and formulate mathematical models "lab-journal" in which you shortly describe your progress every day that you worked on the projectTheoretical Ecology, Research Projects: theory.bio.uu.nl/rdb/te/Projects/ 1 Theoretical Ecology

  10. Procedures for Research on School Effectiveness Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Savard, William G.

    A unique feature of the Research on School Effectiveness Project (part of a larger program for school effectiveness initiated by the State of Alaska) is an intention to base the development of new standards for effective schooling upon documented research findings. First, a list of variables affecting some part of the educational community was…

  11. Research and Transfer: A Teaching Project

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stern, Catherine; Macheski, Cecilia

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports on a project that grew out of observations and conversations undertaken by two faculty members at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY interested in exploring the connection between research skills and transfer knowledge. Stern and Macheski posited that if students were able to connect research acquisition skills to the transfer…

  12. Waste Description Type of Project Pounds Reduced, Reused,

    E-print Network

    , treatment, and disposal of sewage sludge and sand filter media from the BNL Sewage Treatment Facility Potential Costs for Treatment and Disposal Cost of Recycle, Prevention Estimated Cost Savings Project.2B, BNL is utilizing bio- diesel to operate maintainance vehicles. Sewage sludge and sand filter

  13. Service Learning in Medical Education: Project Description and Evaluation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Borges, Nicole J.; Hartung, Paul J.

    2007-01-01

    Although medical education has long recognized the importance of community service, most medical schools have not formally nor fully incorporated service learning into their curricula. To address this problem, we describe the initial design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a service-learning project within a first-year medical…

  14. GREEN Grid PhD Project Descriptions February 2014

    E-print Network

    Hickman, Mark

    and distribution system peak power flows, voltage levels, generation capacity and ramp-rates, system losses with the University of Auckland's Power System Group and the University of Otago's Centre for Sustainability security through new ways to integrate renewable generation into the electricity network. The project aims

  15. Coupled Site Characterization and Foundation Analysis Research Project

    E-print Network

    Horvath, John S.

    Analysis Research Project: Rational Selection of for Drained-Strength Bearing Capacity Analysis Manhattan Research Project: Rational Selection of for Drained-Strength Bearing Capacity Analysis Manhattan CollegeCoupled Site Characterization and Foundation Analysis Research Project: Rational Selection

  16. 38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Rehabilitation research and special projects. 21.390 Section...S.C. Chapter 31 Rehabilitation Research and Special Projects § 21.390 Rehabilitation research and special projects. (a)...

  17. 38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Rehabilitation research and special projects. 21.390 Section...S.C. Chapter 31 Rehabilitation Research and Special Projects § 21.390 Rehabilitation research and special projects. (a)...

  18. The Science Workbook of Student Research Projects in Food - Agriculture - Natural Resources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Darrow, Edward E., Ed.

    This workbook provides descriptions of research projects for high school and middle school science teachers and students. The projects can be used as demonstrations in the laboratory or classroom to help teachers illustrate the practical application of basic science principles. They can also be used by students, under the guidance of the teachers,…

  19. CVEN 489-501 Group Project: Environmental Fluid Mechanics Research and Comparison to Engineering Practice

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Scott A. Socolofsky; Kuang-An Chang

    For this project, teams of two students each will work together to research a topic in environmental fluid mechanics, write a report in a format con sistent with this project description, and prepare a short in-class presentation. Students are fre e to choose their own topics, or they may choose from a list of suggestions. The report may be in

  20. Capstone Research Project: Holocene History of Estuarine Environmental Change

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Michael Savarese

    Students conduct this investigation collaboratively and with minimal guidance from the instructor. Students are presented with the research problem at the start of the semester, typically within the first week of classes. Soon after, a class-wide discussion is facilitated through the posing of some preliminary questions. Eventually and within the first few weeks, students outline a project design and methodology for implementation in the field and laboratory. Along the way and as project-pertinent topical units are covered, students are given journal articles to read that might further their thinking about the project, might present some appropriate methodology, or might serve as a model investigation. Field work is accomplished early in the semester and with minimal time invested. Because scheduling field trips that can accommodate everyone is difficult, the field experience is optional. In these situations, someone chronicles the field work with either a digital still camera or digital videocamera and then these are shared with everyone in the class. All aspects of the project are collaborative; students collect and share data, prepare and share figures and tables, and collectively prepare the poster and abstract. The following files are uploaded as supportive teaching materials: 1. Geobio Research Project Description F08.doc: This is the project overview that is distributed to students as a handout at the start of the semester. 2. Geobio Research Project Qs.doc: This set of questions is distributed early in the semester to spark a discussion and to aid in the design of the project. 3. Geobiology GSA SE 2009 Abstract.doc: This is a copy of the abstract that was submitted to the 2009 Southeast Section Geological Society Of America meeting in St. Petersburg. 4. Geobio GSA SE09 Poster.ppt: A copy of the poster presentation given at the 2009 Southeast GSA meeting.

  1. Lean Aerospace Initiative Research Projects Phase III

    E-print Network

    Lean Aerospace Initiative

    2001-10-15

    Summary of Lean Enterprise Team Projects, Product Development Team Projects, Manufacturing Systems Team Projects, Supplier Networks Team Projects, Organizations and People Team Projects, Acquisition Team Projects

  2. Final Research Report Research Project T9903, Task 9

    E-print Network

    network. The loop rebroadcast server collects the broadcast data and retransmits them over a T1 line-level data fusion efforts -- in terms of computing power and memory requirements -- were notedFinal Research Report Research Project T9903, Task 9 ATIS/ATMS Regional IVHS Demonstration ITS Data

  3. HazardsandDisastersTools,TechniquesandPolicyImplications_ Project Description

    E-print Network

    Fernandez, Eduardo

    The catastrophic magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 impacted over 1.5 million people the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Journal of Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy, Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 2 of the Haiti Earthquake," Journal of Disaster Research 6(3):331-342. Sapat, A. and A-M. Esnard. 2011. "Haiti

  4. EPISODIC ACIDIFICATION PROJECT - NORTHERN APPALACHIAN PLATEAU: SITE DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Study areas and methods are described for research on acidic streamflow episodes in five forest stream/catchment systems in the northern Appalachian Plateau region of Pennsylvania. esearch was conducted from October 1988 to April 1990 and involved both hydrochemical and biologica...

  5. Research on the Web: Map Projections

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web research activity gives students insight into the three types of map projections and why scientists use each one. All directions are included in a printable handout. Students begin by investigating latitude and longitude to learn more about these mapping measurements. They then look at Mercator, azimuthal, and conic map projections (both still and in motion) and note their differences. They end by answering questions about why we need more than one type of map projection and the problems inherent in each type.

  6. Advanced energy projects FY 1994 research summaries

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-09-01

    The Division of Advanced Energy Projects (AEP) provides support to explore the feasibility of novel, energy-related concepts that evolve from advances in basic research. These concepts are typically at an early stage of scientific definition and, therefore, are premature for consideration by applied research or technology development programs. The AEP also supports high-risk, exploratory concepts that do not readily fit into a program area but could have several applications that may span scientific disciplines or technical areas. Projects supported by the Division arise from unsolicited ideas and concepts submitted by researchers. The portfolio of projects is dynamic and reflects the broad role of the Department in supporting research and development for improving the Nation`s energy outlook. FY 1994 projects include the following topical areas: novel materials for energy technology; renewable and biodegradable materials; exploring uses of new scientific discoveries; alternate pathways to energy efficiency; alternative energy sources; and innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction. Summaries are given for 66 projects.

  7. COVER Project and Earth resources research transition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Botkin, D. B.; Estes, J. E. (principal investigators)

    1986-01-01

    Results of research in the remote sensing of natural boreal forest vegetation (the COVER project) are summarized. The study objectives were to establish a baseline forest test site; develop transforms of LANDSAT MSS and TM data for forest composition, biomass, leaf area index, and net primary productivity; and perform tasks required for testing hypotheses regarding observed spectral responses to changes in leaf area index in aspen. In addition, the transfer and documentation of data collected in the COVER project (removed from the Johnson Space Center following the discontinuation of Earth resources research at that facility) is described.

  8. Japanese Computational Grid Research Project: NAREGI

    Microsoft Academic Search

    SATOSHI MATSUOKA; S. Shinjo; MUTSUMI AOYAGI; SATOSHI SEKIGUCHI; HITOHIDE USAMI; KENICHI MIURA

    2005-01-01

    The National Research Grid Initiative (NAREGI) is one of the major Japanese national IT projects currently being conducted. NAREGI will cover the period 2003-2007, and collaboration among industry, academia, and the government will play a key role in its success. The Center for Grid Research and Development has been established as a center for R&D of high-performance, scalable grid middleware

  9. Advanced Energy Projects FY 1996 research summaries

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-09-01

    The mission of the Advanced Energy Projects Division (AEP) is to explore the scientific feasibility of novel energy-related concepts. These concepts are typically at an early stage of scientific development and, therefore, are premature for consideration by applied research or technology development programs. The portfolio of projects is dynamic, but reflects the broad role of the Department in supporting research and development for improving the Nation`s energy posture. Topical areas presently receiving support include: alternative energy sources; innovative concepts for energy conversion and storage; alternate pathways to energy efficiency; exploring uses of new scientific discoveries; biologically-based energy concepts; renewable and biodegradable materials; novel materials for energy technology; and innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction. Summaries of the 70 projects currently being supported are presented. Appendices contain budget information and investigator and institutional indices.

  10. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Emile Bergeron (USGS) and Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech) watch the movement of a sediment pressure core on a video screen. An o...

  11. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Efthymios Papadopoulos (Georgia Tech), Yoshihiro Konno (AIST), and William Winters (USGS)....

  12. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. The cores and pressure vessels are very heavy to move around, so they are using an overhead hoist system with chains to move the devices. Left to...

  13. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. In this photo is Marco Terzariol (Georgia Tech) is preparing a Direct Shear Cell for testing a core section from the manipulator (background), st...

  14. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Front to back: Efthymios Papadopoulos (Georgia Tech), William Waite (USGS), and Yoshihiro Konno (AIST) analyze data from sensors inserted into hy...

  15. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Emile Bergeron (USGS) and Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech) are preparing to use a cutter (center) to saw a pressure core into sho...

  16. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: David Mason (USGS), Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech), and Yoshihiro Konno (AIST). Two ball valves are connected allowing a pressu...

  17. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. This photo shows the pressure core storage chambers, which contain hydrate-bearing sediment samples obtained from the Nankai Trough offshore Japa...

  18. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech) and David Mason (USGS). A ball valve is in the process of being opened, which allows a core to b...

  19. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Yoshihiro Konno (AIST) and David Mason (USGS). The AIST IPTC (right) is being prepared for movement to the left side of the refrig...

  20. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Emile Bergeron (USGS), Kiyofumi Suzuki (JOGMEC), Marco Terzariol (Georgia Tech), William Waite (USGS), and Carlos Santamarina (Geo...

  1. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Front to back: Masato Kida (AIST), Yoshihiro Konno (AIST), William Waite (USGS), Jiro Nagao (AIST), and Yusuke Jin (AIST), analyze test results f...

  2. Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Junbong Jang (Georgia Tech), David Mason (USGS), Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech), and Emile Bergeron (USGS). A ball valve has ju...

  3. Argonne's Magellan Cloud Computing Research Project

    ScienceCinema

    Beckman, Pete

    2013-04-19

    Pete Beckman, head of Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), discusses the Department of Energy's new $32-million Magellan project, which designed to test how cloud computing can be used for scientific research. More information: http://www.anl.gov/Media_Center/News/2009/news091014a.html

  4. Performance Metrics Research Project - Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.

    2005-10-01

    NREL began work for DOE on this project to standardize the measurement and characterization of building energy performance. NREL's primary research objectives were to determine which performance metrics have greatest value for determining energy performance and to develop standard definitions and methods of measuring and reporting that performance.

  5. PILOT PROJECT CLOSE UP: ORD RESEARCH INVENTORY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Harvey, Jim and Elin Ulrich. 2004. Pilot Project Close Up: ORD Research Inventory. Changing Times. Pp. 1. (ERL,GB R1022). At the January 2003 summit, many people were drawn to our vision of improving ORD's internal communications by creating a "go-to" page that consolicat...

  6. Research Project Awards are available to Graduate and Under-

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    Bolch, Tobias

    Research Pro- ject Award Winners include: Mireille Rizkalla, MSc can- didate in Psychology for her projectResearch Project Awards are available to Graduate and Under- graduate Students on a competi- tive basis. Research Project Award funds assist students to carry out independent research projects. Recent

  7. Project Description and Publications List for UAH CMMR

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kaukler, William F.

    1999-01-01

    This research combines a state of the art X-ray Transmission Microscope, XTM, with a specially designed x-ray transparent horizontal Bridgman furnace to image (with resolutions up to 3 micrometers) the solidification of metal alloys in real-time. The objective is to obtain real-time dynamic data to provide direct measure of the solute profile in the liquid, phase coalescence and growth in the liquid, and the detailed interface morphology (e,g., dendrites and cells) during solidification. We are also enhancing the XTM data with precise solid-liquid interfacial temperature and the thermal gradient measurement techniques, and working on the application of this technology to the study of the fundamentals of solidification in microgravity. Over the last several years we have successfully imaged in real-time: interfacial-morphologies, phase growth, coalescence, incorporation of phases into the growing interface, and the solute boundary layer in the liquid at the solid-liquid interface. We have also measured true local growth rates and can evaluate segregation structures in the solid. Interfacial undercoolings are being measured either with a special Seebeck furnace or with micro-thermocouple arrays we are developing. These later techniques are presently being incorporated with the XTM furnace. This last year emphasized the investigation of the solute layer in the melt during solidification. Methods were developed to quantify the solute concentrations using x-ray absorption and to compare to predictions from simulations. In addition, work is being completed on a brass-board portable XTM that incorporates a vertical Bridgman furnace.

  8. Fatigue and Fracture Branch: A compendium of recently completed and on-going research projects

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    Elber, W.

    1984-01-01

    This compendium of recently completed and ongoing research projects from the Fatigue and Fracture Branch at NASA Langley Research Center provides technical descriptions and key results of all such projects expected to lead to publication of significant findings. The common thread to all these studies is the application of fracture mechanics analyses to engineering problems in metals and composites, with particular emphasis on airframe structural materials. References to recent publications are included where appropriate.

  9. Monitoring Anthropogenic Carbon, A Classroom Research Project

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    Reese, D.; Wedel, K.; Guilderson, T. P.

    2010-12-01

    Over the past three years high school students have participated in an authentic inquiry based research project to explore the carbon cycle, including the influence of fossil fuel CO2 emissions in northern Central California. This collaborative venture is multi-disciplinary and has included students from Environmental Systems, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Students were engaged to collect leaves from wild mustard (Brissica spp), a common annual easily identified by the students, which grows during the winter and early spring in Northern California. During photosynthesis plants fix carbon from the atmosphere and the leaves can be used as a novel means to integrate atmospheric constituents including isotopes of carbon. Our focus has been using the lack of radiocarbon in fossil fuel carbon as a negative tracer. One of the primary goals of this research project has been to articulate the real world application of science in the community. The students calculate the local ‘loading’ of fossil fuel CO2 relative to clean air (Mauna Loa, HI). In 2011, we will be scaling the project to include three additional schools in California. The concept of this project is quite simple and could be exported nationally providing a unique inquiry based project that students can participate in.

  10. A Web-based Resource for Design Theory 1 Description of the project

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    Cameron, Peter

    A Web-based Resource for Design Theory 1 Description of the project We believe it is important and timely to create a comprensive world-wide-web resource for Design Theory, covering combinatorial this software to publish a database of designs on the world-wide-web, as well as publishing theoretical advances

  11. Project Descriptions: Model Curricula for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Physician and Nurse Education.

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    National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.

    Brief descriptions are presented of 12 model curriculum projects which are part of a program to develop and demonstrate effective models for integrating alcohol and other drug abuse teaching into the medical and nurse education curriculum. The models are based upon discipline-specific knowledge and skill objectives and address undergraduate,…

  12. International Women's Hackathon Kit: Event Host Planning Guide Page 9 of 18 Project descriptions

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    Lee, In-Kwon

    distraction. According to UMTRI, a quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Project descriptions Teens and Distracted Driving Sponsored by TADD, Hindsight Group, and Boys & Girls that texting simultaneously involves manual, visual, and mental distraction and is among the worst of all

  13. 7 CFR 932.45 - Production research and marketing research and development projects.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...research and marketing research and development projects. 932.45 Section 932...Regulating Handling Research and Development § 932.45 Production research and marketing research and development projects. (a) The...

  14. 7 CFR 932.45 - Production research and marketing research and development projects.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...research and marketing research and development projects. 932.45 Section 932...Regulating Handling Research and Development § 932.45 Production research and marketing research and development projects. (a) The...

  15. Researchers' experience with project management in health and medical research: Results from a post-project review

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Project management is widely used to deliver projects on time, within budget and of defined quality. However, there is little published information describing its use in managing health and medical research projects. We used project management in the Alcohol and Pregnancy Project (2006-2008) http://www.ichr.uwa.edu.au/alcoholandpregnancy and in this paper report researchers' opinions on project management and whether it made a difference to the project. Methods A national interdisciplinary group of 20 researchers, one of whom was the project manager, formed the Steering Committee for the project. We used project management to ensure project outputs and outcomes were achieved and all aspects of the project were planned, implemented, monitored and controlled. Sixteen of the researchers were asked to complete a self administered questionnaire for a post-project review. Results The project was delivered according to the project protocol within the allocated budget and time frame. Fifteen researchers (93.8%) completed a questionnaire. They reported that project management increased the effectiveness of the project, communication, teamwork, and application of the interdisciplinary group of researchers' expertise. They would recommend this type of project management for future projects. Conclusions Our post-project review showed that researchers comprehensively endorsed project management in the Alcohol and Pregnancy Project and agreed that project management had contributed substantially to the research. In future, we will project manage new projects and conduct post-project reviews. The results will be used to encourage continuous learning and continuous improvement of project management, and provide greater transparency and accountability of health and medical research. The use of project management can benefit both management and scientific outcomes of health and medical research projects. PMID:21635721

  16. Neutron science research project in JAERI

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    Suzuki, Y.; Oyama, Y.; Sasa, T.; Suzuki, K.; Yasuda, H.; Tone, T.; Takizuka, T.; Mizumoto, M.; Watanabe, N.; Mukaiyama, T.

    1997-02-01

    A conception of Neutron Science Research Project (NSRP) has been proposed in Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) since 1994 for its future big science project. The project aims at exploring new basic science and nuclear energy science by using a high-intensity proton accelerator. NSRP is a complex composed of a powerful superconducting proton linac, the target systems which convert the proton beam to neutrons or other particles, and the facilities for scientific research programs. The proton linac is required to supply a high-intensity proton beam with an energy up to 1.5 GeV and an average current around 10 mA. The scientific research programs are as follows: In the area of basic science, structural biology and material science with slow neutron scattering method, neutron nuclear physics and spallation radioisotope physics, and in the area of nuclear energy science, the experimental feasibility studies of incineration for the nuclear waste transmutation and material developments with a neutron irradiation facility. Other scientific research programs are also proposed such as meson science for meson and muon physics, radioisotope production for medical use. Research and development (R&D) have been carried out for the components of the injector system of the proton linac; an ion source, an RFQ linac and a part of DTL linac. The conceptual design work and R&D activities for NSRP have started in the fiscal year, 1996. The first beam of 1.5 GeV and 1 mA is expected to be extracted from the proton linac by 2004 and finally a 10 mA is to be obtained in 2007 by reflecting the results of technological developments.

  17. The habanero multicore software research project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rajkishore Barik; Zoran Budimlic; Vincent Cavé; Sanjay Chatterjee; Yi Guo; David M. Peixotto; Raghavan Raman; Jun Shirako; Sagnak Tasirlar; Yonghong Yan; Yisheng Zhao; Vivek Sarkar

    2009-01-01

    Multiple programming models are emerging to address an increased need for dynamic task parallelism in multicore shared-memory multiprocessors. This poster describes the main components of Rice University's Habanero Multicore Software Research Project, which proposes a new approach to multicore software enablement based on a two-level programming model consisting of a higher-level coordination language for domain experts and a lower-level parallel

  18. A Research Design for NASA-Funded Professional Development Projects

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    Bleicher, R. E.; Lambert, J.; Getty, S. R.

    2011-12-01

    This proposal outlines a research plan designed to measure gains in student learning resulting from their teachers participating in professional development. Project Description Misconceptions about global climate change (GCC) are prevalent in the general public (Kellstedt, Zahran, & Vedlitz, 2008; Washington & Cook, 2011). One solution is to provide high school students with a better grounding in the basic science and data that underlie GCC. The overarching goal of a NASA-funded project, Promoting Educational Leadership in Climate Change Literacy (PEL), is to increase GCC literacy in high school students. Research Design The research design is interpretative (Erickson, 2006), framed within a multi-method design, synthesizing both quantitative and qualitative data sources (Morse, 2003). Overall, the data will provide rich information about the PEL's impact on curriculum development, teacher pedagogical knowledge, and student learning. The expectancy-value theory of achievement motivation (E-V-C) (Fan, 2011; Wigfield & Eccles, 1994) provides a theoretical foundation for the research. Expectancy is the degree to which a teacher or student has reason to expect that they will be successful in school. Value indicates whether they think that performance at school will be worthwhile to them. Cost is the perceived sacrifices that must be undertaken, or factors that can inhibit, a successful performance at school. For students, data from an embedded E-V-C investigation will help articulate how E-V-C factors relate to student interest in science, continuing to study science, or embarking on STEM related careers. For teachers, the E-V-C measures will give insight into a key mediating variable on student achievement in science. The evaluation will seek to address research questions at the student and teacher levels. Table 1 presents a sample of research questions and data sources. This is a sample of a much larger set of questions that will be addressed in the project. Data Analysis Data will be analyzed using a strategy developed by Huberman and Miles (2002). This methodology provides a framework for researchers to perform three research functions: 1) reduce the data to a subset of information (categories) without losing essential data, 2) display (matrices, maps, summaries) this information in a manner that facilitates group discussion and notation of consensus upon emerging patterns, and 3) draw and verify conclusions. The multiple sources of qualitative and quantitative data allow for triangulation of findings, which helps establish a measure of validity and reliability to final findings and recommendations for future research and changes to the project.
    Table 1. Research Questions, Data Sources.

  19. Fast Charging Electric Vehicle Research & Development Project

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    Heny, Michael

    2014-03-31

    The research and development project supported the engineering, design and implementation of onroad Electric Vehicle (“EV”) charging technologies. It included development of potential solutions for DC fast chargers (“DCFC”) capable of converting high voltage AC power to the DC power required by EVs. Additional development evaluated solutions related to the packaging of power electronic components and enclosure design, as well as for the design and evaluation of EV charging stations. Research compared different charging technologies to identify optimum applications in a municipal fleet. This project collected EV usage data and generated a report demonstrating that EVs, when supported by adequate charging infrastructure, are capable of replacing traditional internal combustion vehicles in many municipal applications. The project’s period of performance has demonstrated various methods of incorporating EVs into a municipal environment, and has identified three general categories for EV applications: ? Short Commute: Defined as EVs performing in limited duration, routine commutes. ? Long Commute: Defined as tasks that require EVs to operate in longer daily mileage patterns. ? Critical Needs: Defined as the need for EVs to be ready at every moment for indefinite periods. Together, the City of Charlottesville, VA (the “City”) and Aker Wade Power Technologies, LLC (“Aker Wade”) concluded that the EV has a viable position in many municipal fleets but with limited recommendation for use in Critical Needs applications such as Police fleets. The report also documented that, compared to internal combustion vehicles, BEVs have lower vehiclerelated greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and contribute to a reduction of air pollution in urban areas. The enhanced integration of EVs in a municipal fleet can result in reduced demand for imported oil and reduced municipal operating costs. The conclusions indicated in the project’s Engineering Report (see Attachment A) are intended to assist future implementation of electric vehicle technology. They are based on the cited research and on the empirical data collected and presented. The report is not expected to represent the entire operating conditions of any of the equipment under consideration within this project, and tested equipment may operate differently under other conditions.

  20. Open Science Project in White Dwarf Research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vornanen, T.

    2013-01-01

    I will propose a new way of advancing white dwarf research. Open science is a method of doing research that lets everyone who has something to say about the subject take part in the problem solving process. Already now, the amount of information we gather from observations, theory and modeling is too vast for any one individual to comprehend and turn into knowledge. And the amount of information just keeps growing in the future. A platform that promotes sharing of thoughts and ideas allows us to pool our collective knowledge of white dwarfs and get a clear picture of our research field. It will also make it possible for researchers in fields closely related to ours (AGB stars, planetary nebulae etc.) to join the scientific discourse. In the first stage this project would allow us to summarize what we know and what we don't, and what we should search for next. Later, it could grow into a large collaboration that would have the impact to, for example, suggest instrument requirements for future telescopes to satisfy the needs of the white dwarf community, or propose large surveys. A simple implementation would be a wiki page for collecting knowledge combined with a forum for more extensive discussions. These would be simple and cheap to maintain. A large community effort on the whole would be needed for the project to succeed, but individual workload should stay at a low level.

  1. Page 1 of 3 Description of Current Research Projects

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    Mofrad, Mohammad R. K.

    -honored procedure termed modal analysis. In the presence of damping, however, coordinate decoupling occurs only if the system is classically damped. Upon modal transformation the system generally remains coupled by the off-diagonal elements of its modal damping matrix. In the analysis of non-classically damped systems, a common

  2. International Interdisciplinary Research Institute Project in Senegal

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gueye, Paul

    2010-02-01

    The project of an interdisciplinary research institute in Senegal was initiated in 1993 in Senegal (West Africa) and became a template for a similar project in the US in 1999. Since then, numerous meetings and presentations have been held at various national and international institutions, workshops and conferences. The current development of this partnership includes drafts for a full design of all systems at each facility, as well as the physics, applied health and educational programs to be implemented. The Senegal facility was conceived for scientific capacity building and equally to act as a focal point aimed at using the local scientific expertise. An anticipated outcome would be a contribution to the reduction of an ever-growing brain drain process suffered by the country, and the African continent in general. The development of the project led also to a strong African orientation of the facility: built for international collaboration, it is to be a pan-African endeavor and to serve primarily African countries. The facility received a presidential approval in a 2003 meeting and will develop an interdisciplinary program centered on a strong materials science research which will also allow for the establishment of an advanced analytical (physical chemistry) laboratory. A central part of the facility will be linked to state-of-the art accelerator mass spectrometry, cyclotron and low energy electromagnetic accelerator systems. )

  3. Brief description of research papers accepted for publication during 1979. Annual report

    SciTech Connect

    Nash, D.B

    1980-06-16

    Brief descriptions of research papers in radiobiology, biochemistry, metabolism, and biophysics published during 1979 are presented. The research was conducted by investigators in the Dept. of Radiation Biology and Biophysics. (ACR)

  4. Abstracts and research accomplishments of university coal research projects

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-06-01

    The Principal Investigators of the grants supported by the University Coal Research Program were requested to submit abstracts and highlight accomplishments of their projects in time for distribution at a grantees conference. This book is a compilation of the material received in response to the request. Abstracts discuss the following area: coal science, coal surface science, reaction chemistry, advanced process concepts, engineering fundamentals and thermodynamics, environmental science.

  5. The practice of obtaining approval from medical research ethics committees: a comparison within 12 European countries for a descriptive study on acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer's dementia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. G. M. Olde Rikkert; S. Lauque; L. Frolich; B. Vellas; W. J. M. Dekkers

    2005-01-01

    Across Europe the protection of research subjects with dementia has to meet a variety of national legislation and ethical codes. This research project compared how in different EU countries one single descriptive multinational study on dementia treatment strategies was evaluated by medical ethical committees and how the issues of informed consent and capacity to consent were dealt with. The study

  6. REQUEST FOR INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT PRE-PROPOSALS Nebraska Center for Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes

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    Farritor, Shane

    disease (i.e., IBD and Crohn's) and asthma, are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and around the world. There is substantial epidemiological and basic research evidence that diet-proposal consists of two parts: 1. A two-page project description, including title, rationale, hypothesis

  7. APRP: The Architectural Practice Research Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Architectural Practice Research Project (APRP) aims "to identify obstacles to effective architectural practice and to develop guidelines for overcoming them." APRP collects ideas from architectural practitioners, compares them with ideas used by others nationwide, synthesizes the best ideas, and writes and publishes recommended procedures in the form of architectural Practice Guides. The APRP Website is a work in progress initiated and managed by Barry D. Yatt, an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America. [AO

  8. Materials dispersion and biodynamics project research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lewis, Marian L.

    1992-01-01

    The Materials Dispersion and Biodynamics Project (MDBP) focuses on dispersion and mixing of various biological materials and the dynamics of cell-to-cell communication and intracellular molecular trafficking in microgravity. Research activities encompass biomedical applications, basic cell biology, biotechnology (products from cells), protein crystal development, ecological life support systems (involving algae and bacteria), drug delivery (microencapsulation), biofilm deposition by living organisms, and hardware development to support living cells on Space Station Freedom (SSF). Project goals are to expand the existing microgravity science database through experiments on sounding rockets, the Shuttle, and COMET program orbiters and to evolve,through current database acquisition and feasibility testing, to more mature and larger-scale commercial operations on SSF. Maximized utilization of SSF for these science applications will mean that service companies will have a role in providing equipment for use by a number of different customers. An example of a potential forerunner of such a service for SSF is the Materials Dispersion Apparatus (MDA) 'mini lab' of Instrumentation Technology Associates, Inc. (ITA) in use on the Shuttle for the Commercial MDAITA Experiments (CMIX) Project. The MDA wells provide the capability for a number of investigators to perform mixing and bioprocessing experiments in space. In the area of human adaptation to microgravity, a significant database has been obtained over the past three decades. Some low-g effects are similar to Earth-based disorders (anemia, osteoporosis, neuromuscular diseases, and immune system disorders). As new information targets potential profit-making processes, services and products from microgravity, commercial space ventures are expected to expand accordingly. Cooperative CCDS research in the above mentioned areas is essential for maturing SSF biotechnology and to ensure U.S. leadership in space technology. Currently, the MDBP conducts collaborative research with investigators at the Rockefeller University, National Cancer Institute, and the Universities of California, Arizona, and Alabama in Birmingham. The growing database from these collaborations provides fundamental information applicable to development of cell products, manipulation of immune cell response, bone cell growth and mineralization, and other processes altered by low-gravity. Contacts with biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies are being increased to reach uninformed potential SSF users, provide access through the CMDS to interested users for feasibility studies, and to continue active involvement of current participants. We encourage and actively seek participation of private sector companies, and university and government researchers interested in biopharmaceuticals, hardware development and fundamental research in microgravity.

  9. Student Research Projects and the Institutional Review Board

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    Shore, Nancy

    2009-01-01

    Graduate social work students often are required to complete an evaluation or research project. Research instructors work with their students to assure that these projects are rigorous as well as ethical. This study focuses upon the relationship of student projects and the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB aims to strengthen research

  10. Tools for Monitoring Social Media: A Marketing Research Project

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    Veeck, Ann; Hoger, Beth

    2014-01-01

    Knowledge of how to effectively monitor social media is an increasingly valued marketing research skill. This study tests an approach for adding social media content to an undergraduate marketing research class team project. The revised project maintains the expected objectives and parameters of a traditional research project, while integrating…

  11. Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project fonds

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    Handy, Todd C.

    Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project fonds Revised by Erwin Wodarczak (1998 Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project fonds. ­ 19561961. 13 cm of textual records. Administrative History The Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project was established in 1956, financed

  12. Space Station Biological Research Project Habitat: Incubator

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nakamura, G. J.; Kirven-Brooks, M.; Scheller, N. M.

    2001-01-01

    Developed as part of the suite of Space Station Biological Research Project (SSBRP) hardware to support research aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Incubator is a temperature-controlled chamber, for conducting life science research with small animal, plant and microbial specimens. The Incubator is designed for use only on the ISS and is transported to/from the ISS, unpowered and without specimens, in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) of the Shuttle. The Incubator interfaces with the three SSBRP Host Systems; the Habitat Holding Racks (HHR), the Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG) and the 2.5 m Centrifuge Rotor (CR), providing investigators with the ability to conduct research in microgravity and at variable gravity levels of up to 2-g. The temperature within the Specimen Chamber can be controlled between 4 and 45 C. Cabin air is recirculated within the Specimen Chamber and can be exchanged with the ISS cabin at a rate of approximately equal 50 cc/min. The humidity of the Specimen Chamber is monitored. The Specimen Chamber has a usable volume of approximately equal 19 liters and contains two (2) connectors at 28v dc, (60W) for science equipment; 5 dedicated thermometers for science; ports to support analog and digital signals from experiment unique sensors or other equipment; an Ethernet port; and a video port. It is currently manifested for UF-3 and will be launched integrated within the first SSBRP Habitat Holding Rack.

  13. Florida River Project - individual and group research project

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    Kim Hannula

    The Florida River Project is a semester-long project involving (1) an individual project in which students pose a scientific question and use existing data to test their hypothesis, and (2) a group project in which students collect and present data associated with stream monitoring. Outcomes of the individual project include: - Practice applying the process of science - Graphing and interpreting data - Making an argument supported by quantitative evidence. - Communicating a scientific argument in writing. - Supporting a scientific argument using appropriate formats (especially graphs and tables) Outcomes of the group project include: - Collecting field data (discharge, sediment load, water chemistry) - Presenting data orally. - Discussing preliminary interpretations of data.

  14. Energy Efficient Community Development in California: Chula Vista Research Project

    SciTech Connect

    Gas Technology Institute

    2009-03-31

    In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy joined the California Energy Commission in funding a project to begin to examine the technical, economic and institutional (policy and regulatory) aspects of energy-efficient community development. That research project was known as the Chula Vista Research Project for the host California community that co-sponsored the initiative. The researches proved that the strategic integration of the selected and economically viable buildings energy efficiency (EE) measures, photovoltaics (PV), distributed generation (DG), and district cooling can produce significant reductions in aggregate energy consumption, peak demand and emissions, compared to the developer/builder's proposed baseline approach. However, the central power plant emission reductions achieved through use of the EE-DG option would increase local air emissions. The electric and natural gas utility infrastructure impacts associated with the use of the EE and EE-PV options were deemed relatively insignificant while use of the EE-DG option would result in a significant reduction of necessary electric distribution facilities to serve a large-scale development project. The results of the Chula Vista project are detailed in three separate documents: (1) Energy-Efficient Community Development in California; Chula Vista Research Project report contains a detailed description of the research effort and findings. This includes the methodologies, and tools used and the analysis of the efficiency, economic and emissions impacts of alternative energy technology and community design options for two development sites. Research topics covered included: (a) Energy supply, demand, and control technologies and related strategies for structures; (b) Application of locally available renewable energy resources including solar thermal and PV technology and on-site power generation with heat recovery; (c) Integration of local energy resources into district energy systems and existing energy utility networks; (d) Alternative land-use design and development options and their impact on energy efficiency and urban runoff, emissions and the heat island effect; and (e) Alternative transportation and mobility options and their impact on local emissions. (2) Creating Energy-Efficient Communities in California: A Reference Guide to Barriers, Solutions and Resources report provides the results of an effort to identify the most innovative existing and emerging public policy, incentive and market mechanisms that encourage investment in advanced energy technologies and enabling community design options in the State of California and the nation. The report evaluates each of these mechanisms in light of the preceding research and concludes with a set of recommended mechanisms designed for consideration by relevant California State agencies, development and finance industry associations, and municipal governments. (3) Creating Energy-Efficient Communities in California: A Technical Reference Guide to Building and Site Design report contains a set of selected commercially viable energy technology and community design options for high-efficiency, low-impact community development in California. It includes a summary of the research findings referenced above and recommendations for energy technology applications and energy-efficient development strategies for residential, commercial and institutional structures and supporting municipal infrastructure for planned communities. The document also identifies design options, technology applications and development strategies that are applicable to urban infill projects.

  15. Report to Congress on the U.S. Department of Energy`s Environmental Management Science Program: Research funded and its linkages to environmental cleanup problems, and high out-year cost environmental management project descriptions. Volume 3 of 3 -- Appendix C

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1998-04-01

    The Department of Energy`s Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP) serves as a catalyst for the application of scientific discoveries to the development and deployment of technologies that will lead to reduction of the costs and risks associated with cleaning up the nation`s nuclear complex. Appendix C provides details about each of the Department`s 82 high cost projects and lists the EMSP research awards with potential to impact each of these projects. The high cost projects listed are those having costs greater than $50 million in constant 1998 dollars from the year 2007 and beyond, based on the March 1998 Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure Draft data, and having costs of quantities of material associated with an environmental management problem area. The high cost project information is grouped by operations office and organized by site and project code. Each operations office section begins with a list of research needs associated with that operations office. Potentially related research awards are listed by problem area in the Index of Research Awards by Environmental Management Problem Area, which can be found at the end of appendices B and C. For projects that address high risks to the public, workers, or the environment, refer also the Health/Ecology/Risk problem area awards. Research needs are programmatic or technical challenges that may benefit from knowledge gained through basic research.

  16. Descriptive Analysis of Single Subject Research Designs: 1983-2007

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    Hammond, Diana; Gast, David L.

    2010-01-01

    Single subject research methodology is commonly used and cited in special education courses and journals. This article reviews the types of single subject research designs published in eight refereed journals between 1983 and 2007 used to answer applied research questions. Single subject designs were categorized as withdrawal/reversal, time…

  17. The Research Resource Guide: A Description and Formative Evaluation

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    Jones, Ethel; Ralston, Penny; Coccia, Catherine; Young-Clark, Iris; Atkinson, Cheryl; Davis, Kimberly E.; Fluellen, Vivian; Hausafus, Cheryl O.; Johnson, Linda; Prowell, Grace

    2014-01-01

    Undergraduate research is important for preparing the next generation of scholars in family and consumer sciences (FCS). The Research Resource Guide (RRG) was developed in response to that need; it provides comprehensive information on the research process for faculty to incorporate into undergraduate courses. The RRG comprises three levels: (a)…

  18. Pew Research Journalism Project: Twitter News Consumers

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    Guskin, Emily

    2013-11-04

    How do adults get their news? Based on a recent study from the Pew Research Journalism Project, approximately 8 percent of all adults in the United States get their news through Twitter. It's an interesting finding amidst many in this report sponsored via a collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The report looks at a wide range of topics, including analysis of conversations on Twitter around major news events, exploring how people discuss major issues via this particular form of social media. Interestingly enough, the report notes that the majority of those polled (85 percent) get news at least sometimes on mobile devices and that Twitter news consumers are younger and more educated that both the overall population and Facebook news consumers. Visitors can read the complete report here and also peruse additional reports such as "News Coverage Conveys Strong Momentum for Same-Sex Marriage" and "Twitter and the Campaign."

  19. Fundamental Fluidization Research Project. Environmental Assessment

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    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    Morgantown Energy Technology Center proposes to conduct fundamental research on fluidization technology by designing, constructing, and operating a 2-foot diameter, 50-foot high, pressurized fluidized-bed unit. The anticipated result of the proposed project would be a better, understanding of fluidization phenomena under pressurized and high velocity conditions. This improved understanding would, provide a sound basis for design and scale-up of pressurized circulating fluidized-bed combustion (PCFBC) processes for fossil energy applications. Based on the analysis in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action is not a major, Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required and the Department is issuing this FONSI.

  20. Middle East Research and Information Project

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    Established 32 years ago, the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC. The Project has been quite successful over the past few decades due to its commitment to providing a broad range of perspectives on the Middle East not generally found in some of the mainstream media and press coverage. While the organization's primary publication, the Middle East Report, is not available for free on the site (although some of its editorial pieces are), visitors will want to take a close look at the Middle East Report Online, which is available here. Recent features within the online report deal with the future of Middle East studies in American universities, ethnic unrest in Iraq, and the long-standing dispute over Western Sahara. For visitors interested in a particular subject, there is a subject index of articles, and a feature that allows interested parties to sign up to receive the online reports via email.

  1. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT ENERGY for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: San Diego State Research Foundation #12 Energy Commission Raquel E. Kravitz Program Manager Fernando Pina Office Manager Energy Systems Research

  2. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT INTEGRATING BIOENERGETICS, SPACIAL Office Manager Energy Generation Research Office Laurie ten Hope Deputy Director ENERGY RESEARCH and Jonathan Sarhad for providing technical assistance and Margaret Simon for assisting with computational

  3. Introduction This research project is being conducted as a

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    In progress research project AnAn EthnohydrologicEthnohydrologic Evaluation ofEvaluation of Water Quality than 40 percent of survey respondents were concerned about water supply, drinking water safetyIntroduction This research project is being conducted as a joint project of NSF Central Arizona

  4. Research on Construction Project Supply Chain Instability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Li Ning; Wang Yaowu; Zhang Yu

    2008-01-01

    The success of one construction project mainly depends on the performance of Construction Project Supply Chain (CPSC). CPSC is faced with a rising instability of structures, processes, relationships, and environment. Because of the strong link between a supply chainpsilas instability and project management, the supply chain instability becomes a major challenge of todaypsilas construction project management. However, the existing literatures

  5. Idaho National Laboratory Ten-Year Site Plan Project Description Document

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    Not Listed

    2012-03-01

    This document describes the currently active and proposed infrastructure projects listed in Appendix B of the Idaho National Laboratory 2013-2022 Ten Year Site Plan (DOE/ID-11449). It was produced in accordance with Contract Data Requirements List I.06. The projects delineated in this document support infrastructure needs at INL's Research and Education Campus, Materials and Fuels Complex, Advanced Test Reactor Complex and the greater site-wide area. The projects provide critical infrastructure needed to meet current and future INL opereational and research needs. Execution of these projects will restore, rebuild, and revitalize INL's physical infrastructure; enhance program execution, and make a significant contribution toward reducing complex-wide deferred maintenance.

  6. SGML and the Orland Project: Descriptive Markup for an Electronic gHistory of Women's Writing

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    Susan Brown; Sue Fisher; Patricia Clements; Katherine Binhammer; Terry Butler; Kathryn Carter; Isobel Grundy; Susan Hockey

    1997-01-01

    This paper describes the novel ways in which the Orlando Project, based at the Universities of Alberta and Guelph, is using\\u000a SGML to create an integrated electronic history of British women's writing in English. Unlike most other SGML-based humanities\\u000a computing projects which are tagging existing texts, we are researching and writing new material, including biographies, items\\u000a of historical significance, and

  7. DESCRIPTION OF THE HAARP GAKONA FACILITY WITH SOME RESULTS FROM RECENT RESEARCH

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    E. J. Kennedy; P. Kossey

    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program has constructed a new interactive ionospheric research facility in Gakona, Alaska. We present a description of the major components of the facility including technical detail of its current and planned performance capabilities and recent measurements of its operating characteristics. The facility has been used during numerous research campaigns since reaching its current level

  8. Ecosystem Site Description Funding Opportunities for Research, Education, and

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    $22 million #12;Program Areas and Investment: FY 2010 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. ­ Steer a committee towards ESD development. #12;Program Areas and Investment: FY 2010 Agriculture for water quality $12 million in 2011 without CR) #12;Agriculture and Food Research Initiative · Basic

  9. Appendix A: Description of the Northeast Asia Project and Associated Products

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    Nokleberg, Warren J.; Parfenov, Leonid M.; Khanchuk, Alexander I.; Kuzmin, Mikhail I.; Obolenskiy, Alexander A.; Prokopiev, Andrei V.; Rodionov, Sergey M.; Smelov, Alexander P.; Badarch, Gombosuren; Yan, Hongquan; Hwang, Duk-Hwan; Ogasawara, Masatsugu

    2010-01-01

    The major purposes of this chapter are to provide (1) an overview of the regional geology, tectonics, and metallogenesis of Northeast Asia for readers who are unfamiliar with the region, (2) a general scientific introduction to the succeeding chapters of this volume, and (3) an overview of the methodology of metallogenic and tectonic analysis used in this study. We also describe how a high-quality metallogenic and tectonic analysis, including construction of an associated metallogenic-tectonic model will greatly benefit other mineral resource studies, including synthesis of mineral-deposit models; improve prediction of undiscovered mineral deposit as part of a quantitative mineral-resource-assessment studies; assist land-use and mineral-exploration planning; improve interpretations of the origins of host rocks, mineral deposits, and metallogenic belts, and suggest new research. Research on the metallogenesis and tectonics of such major regions as Northeast Asia (eastern Russia, Mongolia, northern China, South Korea, and Japan) and the Circum-North Pacific (the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera) requires a complex methodology including (1) definitions of key terms, (2) compilation of a regional geologic base map that can be interpreted according to modern tectonic concepts and definitions, (3) compilation of a mineral-deposit database that enables a determination of mineral-deposit models and clarification of the relations of deposits to host rocks and tectonic origins, (4) synthesis of a series of mineral-deposit models that characterize the known mineral deposits and inferred undiscovered deposits in the region, (5) compilation of a series of metallogenic-belt belts constructed on the regional geologic base map, and (6) construction of a unified metallogenic and tectonic model. The summary of regional geology and metallogenesis presented here is based on publications of the major international collaborative studies of the metallogenesis and tectonics of Northeast Asia that have been led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). These studies have produced two broad types of publications (1) a series of regional geologic, mineral-deposit, and metallogenic-belt maps, with companion descriptions of the region, and (2) a suite of metallogenic and tectonic analyses of the same region. The study area consists of eastern Russia (most of eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East), Mongolia, northern China, South Korea, Japan, and adjacent offshore areas. The major cooperative agencies are the Russian Academy of Sciences; the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia); VNIIOkeangeologia and Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation; the Mongolian Academy of Sciences; the Mongolian University of Science and Technology; the Mongolian National University; Jilin University, Changchun, People?s Republic of China, the China Geological Survey; the Korea Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources; the Geological Survey of Japan/AIST; the University of Texas, Arlington, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This study builds on and extends the data and interpretations from a previous project on the Major Mineral Deposits, Metallogenesis, and Tectonics of the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera conducted by the USGS, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, and the Geological Survey of Canada. The major products of this project were summarized by Naumova and others (2006) and are described in appendix A.

  10. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT SMART GRID ROADMAP FOR RENEWABLES INTEGRATION JULY 2013 CEC5002010029 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: California Energy Commission Dave Michel Project Manager Mike Gravely Office Manager Energy Efficiency

  11. Project SunSHINE: A Student-Based Research Program.

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    Hugick, Julie; Donahue, Rick

    2003-01-01

    Explains the design and implementation of a student research project called Project SunSHINE. Explores the relationships between ultraviolet light and humidity, temperature, cloud type, and cloud cover. (SOE)

  12. The Geoscience Affec-ve Research NETwork (GARNET) Project

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    Elser, Jim

    The Geoscience Affec-ve Research NETwork (GARNET) Project: What do we know in STEM #12;GARNET:GeoscienceAffectiveResearchNetwork 3h_p://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/affec-ve/workshop07/ GARNET (Geoscience Affective Research Network)3 Goal: project developed

  13. Researchers' Experiences, Positive and Negative, in Integrative Landscape Projects

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    Tress, Bärbel; Tress, Gunther; Fry, Gary

    2005-12-01

    Integrative (interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary) landscape research projects are becoming increasingly common. As a result, researchers are spending a larger proportion of their professional careers doing integrative work, participating in shifting interdisciplinary teams, and cooperating directly with non-academic participants. Despite the growing importance of integrative research, few studies have investigated researchers’ experiences in these projects. How do researchers perceive the outcomes of integrative projects, or career effects? Do they view the projects generally as successes or failures? This study analyses researchers’ experiences in integrative landscape studies and investigates what factors shape these experiences. The data stems from 19 semi-structured qualitative interviews and a Web-based survey among 207 participants in integrative landscape research projects. It finds that researchers experience participation in integrative projects as positive, in particular discussions among participants, networking, teamwork, and gaining new insights and skills. Furthermore, most researchers perceive the projects as successful and as having a positive effect on their careers. Less positive aspects of integration relate to publications and merit points. Factors found to contribute to positive experiences include reaching a high degree of integration amongst the involved disciplines, common definitions of integrative research concepts, and projects that include a large share of fundamental research as well as projects with many project outcomes. Based on these findings, we advise future projects to plan for integration, facilitate discussions, and reach agreement on integrative concepts. We suggest that aspects of fundamental research be included in integrative projects. We also suggest that planning be done at an early stage for peer-reviewed publications, to ensure that participants gain merit points from their participation in integrative research efforts.

  14. Institutional repository for research projects : Case of a research project at Nihon University

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    Fujimori, Hiroki

    We have participated in the “eSciDoc project” of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan and Max Planck Institute, Germany. We have begun to experiment using the eSciDoc as an institutional repository for research results of the “development of functional materials based on design and control of crystal and electronic structures” in College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University of the “Strategic Research Base Development” Program for Private Universities subsidized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2009).

  15. WESTERN AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS ASSESSMENT PROJECT RESEARCH PLAN

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    The goal of the Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project (WACAP) is to assess the deposition of airborne contaminants in Western National Parks, providing regional and local information on exposure, accumulation, impacts, and probable sources. This project is being desig...

  16. Review of the Projects Peer Review Panel and the Project Research and Development Scheme Summary Report

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    Review of the Projects Peer Review Panel and the Project Research and Development Scheme Summary Peer Review Panel (PPRP) process and the Project Research and Development (PRD) scheme to develop to funding can sometimes be too long with some delays occurring after the peer review process; Proposals

  17. Research Projects and Undergraduate Retention at the University of Arizona

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    Walker-LaFollette, Amanda; Hardegree-Ullman, K.; Towner, A. P.; McGraw, A. M.; Biddle, L. I.; Robertson, A.; Turner, J.; Smith, C.

    2013-06-01

    The University of Arizona’s Astronomy Club utilizes its access to the many telescopes in and around Tucson, Arizona, to allow students to fully participate in a variety of research projects. Three current projects - the exoplanet project, the radio astronomy project, and the Kepler project - all work to give undergraduates who are interested in astronomy the opportunity to explore practical astronomy outside the classroom and in a peer-supported environment. The exoplanet project strives to teach students about the research process, including observing exoplanet transits on the Steward Observatory 61” Kuiper telescope on Mt. Bigelow in Tucson, AZ, reducing the data into lightcurves with the Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF), modeling the lightcurves using the Interactive Data Language (IDL), and writing and publishing a professional paper, and does it all with no faculty involvement. The radio astronomy project is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work with a professor on a radio astronomy research project, and to learn about the research process, including observing molecules in molecular clouds using the Arizona Radio Observatory 12-meter radio telescope on Kitt Peak in Arizona. The Kepler project is a new project designed in part to facilitate graduate-undergraduate interaction in the Astronomy Department, and in part to allow students (both graduate and undergraduate) to participate in star-spot cycle research using data from the Kepler Mission. All of these research projects and structures provide students with unique access to telescopes, peer mentoring, networking, and understanding the entire process of astronomical research.

  18. Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kinoshita, K.

    1985-06-01

    The DOE Electrochemical Energy Storage Program is divided into two projects: (1) the exploratory technology development and testing (ETD) project and (2) the technology base research (TBR) project. The role of the TBR Project is to perform supporting research for the advanced battery systems under development by the ETD Project, and to evaluate new systems with potentially superior performance, durability and/or cost characteristics. The specific goal of the TBR Project is to identify the most promising electrochemical technologies and transfer them to industry and/or the ETD Project for further development and scale-up. This report summarizes the research, financial, and management activities relevant to the TBR Project in CY 1984. General problem areas addressed by the project include identification of new electrochemical couples for advanced batteries, determination of technical feasibility of the new couples, improvements in battery components and materials, establishment of engineering principles applicable to electrochemical energy storage and conversion, and the assessment of fuel-cell technology for transportation applications. Major emphasis is given to applied research which will lead to superior performance and lower life-cycle costs. The TBR Project is divided into three major project elements: exploratory research, applied science research, and air systems research.

  19. Authentic research projects: Students' perspectives on the process, ownership, and benefits of doing research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bernard, Warren

    2005-11-01

    Authentic research projects are one type of inquiry activity as defined by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993) and are a core component in science education reform movements. The purpose of this study was to examine high school students' perspectives of an authentic research project. The context for this study was a local Science and Engineering Fair (SEF) that involved students from a Metro-Atlanta public high school. This study provided information about this type of activity from the student's perspective, an emic viewpoint. In this qualitative study, demographic information was used for the purposeful selection of fourteen students making up the study sample. In this descriptive ethnography, data were collected via an open-ended survey, three individual interviews, a web log, and a group interview. Interviews were audio taped and conducted according to the protocol established by Lincoln and Guba (1998). Transcripts of the interviews, web logs, and survey responses were coded and analyzed by the constant comparative method as described by Glaser and Strauss (1965). Reliability and validity were achieved through member checks and triangulation. Using Gowin's Vee diagram (1981) as a theoretical framework for analysis, themes emerged describing the students' research experience. The themes included the students' initial reactions, difficulty getting started, accepting ownership of their project, growing interest, acknowledged benefits of the research experience, and a reflective look back at their experience. Overall, students described the authentic research experience as a worthwhile activity. The implications of the study are two-fold. At the practitioner level, teachers should engage students in research, but should do so in a manner that maximizes authenticity. Examples may include having students present a formal prospectus and work with a scientist mentor. For Science Educators in teacher preparation programs, there should be an experience with authentic research for pre-service teachers during the certification program. Future research may focus on the students' perspectives of ownership through the process of the authentic research and teachers' perspectives of the authentic research experience.

  20. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    supplies, dry cooling systi Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT INLET AIR SPRAY COOLINGUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation Inlet Air Spray Cooling

  1. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Commission Pablo Gutierrez Project Manager Linda Spiegel Office Manager Energy Generation Research Office helped with the field trips. Xiaoliang Wu (Department of Mathematics, Informatics, and Statistics

  2. POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES FOR EVST SUMMER PROJECTS Name Description Award Amount Eligibility Notes

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    The Council on Middle East Studies of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area within the United States for research, independent projects, or internships. U.S. citizens are ineligible) Not open to US citizens; Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors Late February The Cagatay Summer Travel Fellowship

  3. Enhancing Astronomy Major Learning Through Group Research Projects

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McGraw, Allison M.; Hardegree-Ullman, K.; Turner, J.; Shirley, Y. L.; Walker-Lafollette, A.; Scott, A.; Guvenen, B.; Raphael, B.; Sanford, B.; Smart, B.; Nguyen, C.; Jones, C.; Smith, C.; Cates, I.; Romine, J.; Cook, K.; Pearson, K.; Biddle, L.; Small, L.; Donnels, M.; Nieberding, M.; Kwon, M.; Thompson, R.; De La Rosa, R.; Hofmann, R.; Tombleson, R.; Smith, T.; Towner, A. P.; Wallace, S.

    2013-01-01

    The University of Arizona Astronomy Club has been using group research projects to enhance the learning experience of undergraduates in astronomy and related fields. Students work on two projects that employ a peer-mentoring system so they can learn crucial skills and concepts necessary in research environments. Students work on a transiting exoplanet project using the 1.55-meter Kuiper Telescope on Mt. Bigelow in Southern Arizona to collect near-UV and optical wavelength data. The goal of the project is to refine planetary parameters and to attempt to detect exoplanet magnetic fields by searching for near-UV light curve asymmetries. The other project is a survey that utilizes the 12-meter Arizona Radio Observatory on Kitt Peak to search for the spectroscopic signature of infall in nearby starless cores. These are unique projects because students are involved throughout the entire research process, including writing proposals for telescope time, observing at the telescopes, data reduction and analysis, writing papers for publication in journals, and presenting research at scientific conferences. Exoplanet project members are able to receive independent study credit for participating in the research, which helps keep the project on track. Both projects allow students to work on professional research and prepare for several astronomy courses early in their academic career. They also encourage teamwork and mentor-style peer teaching, and can help students identify their own research projects as they expand their knowledge.

  4. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT DEVELOPMENT OF STEAM5002013092AP Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: University of California #12 Energy Commission David Effross Contract Manager Linda Spiegel Office Manager Energy Generation Research

  5. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT Demonstration: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Electric Power Research Institute #12; Prepared by: Primary: California Energy Commission Jamie Patterson Contract Manager Fernando Pina Office Manager Energy Efficiency

  6. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT ENERGY for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: San Diego State Research Foundation #12: California Energy Commission Raquel Kravitz Program Manager Fernando Pina Office Manager Energy Systems

  7. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    vision for using biomass for energy. #12;ii PREFACE The California Energy Commission Energy Research Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT Developing5002013109 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Growpro Inc #12; Prepared by

  8. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    with operational planning and long term transmission planning. Attendance from electric utility operatorsPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT CRITICAL OPERATING: Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) JUNE 2012 CEC5002012067 #12;Prepared by: Primary Author: Stephen

  9. DATA QUALITY OBJECTIVES AND MEASUREMENT QUALITY OBJECTIVES FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS

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    The paper provides assistance with systematic planning using measurement quality objectives to those working on research projects. These performance criteria are more familiar to researchers than data quality objectives because they are more closely associated with the measuremen...

  10. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    , affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy Research Preferred Advanced Generation Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT Technology

  11. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace contributes to Energy Research and Development Division's Industrial/Agricultural/ Water EndUse Energy Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT INTEGRATED SYSTEM

  12. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    , and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy Research and Development Division Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT PLANNING ALTERNATIVE

  13. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    , and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy Research and Development Division Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT ENERGY INNOVATIONS

  14. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    , and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy Research and Development Division Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT INTEGRATING BUILDING

  15. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    , and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The PIER Program conducts public interest Small Grants · EnergyRelated Environmental Research · Energy Systems Integration · Industrial/Agricultural/Water Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT

  16. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    , and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy Research and Development Division Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT SMUD OFFPEAK

  17. SAMPLE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION NOT CURRENTLY OPEN FOR INFORMATION ONLY Research Internship Communicating Our Vision

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    Communicating Our Vision Mercy Corps PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The intern will be responsible for revising and refreshing the orientation to Mercy Corps' theory of change framework (known as our Vision for Change), which in the service of our mission: - creating secure, productive and just communities. The vision for change

  18. Evaluating a collaborative IT based research and development project.

    PubMed

    Khan, Zaheer; Ludlow, David; Caceres, Santiago

    2013-10-01

    In common with all projects, evaluating an Information Technology (IT) based research and development project is necessary in order to discover whether or not the outcomes of the project are successful. However, evaluating large-scale collaborative projects is especially difficult as: (i) stakeholders from different countries are involved who, almost inevitably, have diverse technological and/or application domain backgrounds and objectives; (ii) multiple and sometimes conflicting application specific and user-defined requirements exist; and (iii) multiple and often conflicting technological research and development objectives are apparent. In this paper, we share our experiences based on the large-scale integrated research project - The HUMBOLDT project - with project duration of 54 months, involving contributions from 27 partner organisations, plus 4 sub-contractors from 14 different European countries. In the HUMBOLDT project, a specific evaluation methodology was defined and utilised for the user evaluation of the project outcomes. The user evaluation performed on the HUMBOLDT Framework and its associated nine application scenarios from various application domains, resulted in not only an evaluation of the integrated project, but also revealed the benefits and disadvantages of the evaluation methodology. This paper presents the evaluation methodology, discusses in detail the process of applying it to the HUMBOLDT project and provides an in-depth analysis of the results, which can be usefully applied to other collaborative research projects in a variety of domains. PMID:23728205

  19. Project Research and Development (PRD) scheme Guidance for Academic Applicants

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    1 Project Research and Development (PRD) scheme ­ Guidance for Academic Applicants Contents science and technology leadership in future Science and Technology Facility Council projects and gives and development projects which enable STFC to deliver the science programme objectives in the areas of particle

  20. Project Research and Development (PRD) scheme Guidance for Applicants

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    1 Project Research and Development (PRD) scheme ­ Guidance for Applicants Contents Contents science and technology leadership in future Science and Technology Facility Council projects and gives and development projects which enable STFC to deliver the science programme objectives in the areas of particle

  1. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    WESTCARB Afforestation Pilot Projects in Shasta County, California Prepared for: California. Brown, B. Rynearson, L. Bryan, S. Petrova, and S. Grimland. 2012. WESTCARB Afforestation Pilot Projects Research WESTCARB Afforestation Pilot Projects in Shasta County, California is a report for the West Coast

  2. Linguistic Analysis of Project Ownership for Undergraduate Research Experiences

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    Hanauer, D. I.; Frederick, J.; Fotinakes, B.; Strobel, S. A.

    2012-01-01

    We used computational linguistic and content analyses to explore the concept of project ownership for undergraduate research. We used linguistic analysis of student interview data to develop a quantitative methodology for assessing project ownership and applied this method to measure degrees of project ownership expressed by students in relation…

  3. Release Management Within Open Source Projects Institute for Software Research

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    Scacchi, Walt

    Release Management Within Open Source Projects Institute for Software Research University classification system for release management prac- tices is presented. When applied to a set of projects of this classification, we iden- tify areas of weaknesses in the projects' release management processes and conclude

  4. Women's History Landmark Project: Policy and Research.

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    Miller, Page Putnam

    The Women's History Landmark Project was undertaken in order to increase the number of National Historic Landmarks (NHL) that focus on women. Despite the fact that the NHL Program is over 25 years old, only about 3 percent of the approximately 2,000 National Historic Landmarks focus on women. When the Women's History Landmark Project ends, the…

  5. HRC Summer Studentships Research Projects for

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    Goodman, James R.

    in some way. FOR PROPOSALS OUTSIDE THE FACULTY OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES The Health Research Council. The value of each award is $4,000 and proposals for research topics are now being sought. Research topics Residents are eligible to apply. Proposals for research topics are required by 5pm, Wednesday 15 September

  6. Geomaterials Research Project The Evolution of Generic Material Standards for

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    Horvath, John S.

    Geomaterials Research Project The Evolution of Generic Material Standards for Block Manhattan College School of Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Bronx, New York, U.S.A. May 2012 #12;ii Geomaterials Research Project The Evolution of Generic Material Standards for Block

  7. Overall Project Goals The Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford

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    ventilation set the stage for innovative mechanical systems which add more to the project than low-energy, office, storage, workshop, and greenhouse. Approximately 45 full-time researchers and staff occupyOverall Project Goals The Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford University is an extremely low-energy

  8. Teachers' Learning in a Research and Development Work Project

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    Postholm, May Britt

    2011-01-01

    This article focuses on teachers' learning in a research and development (R&D) work project. The teachers are working in a lower secondary school, and the cooperation between them and the researcher lasted for two years. The aim of this article is to show what teachers can learn and how they can learn during such a project. In the qualitative…

  9. Participatory action research: the Indian Family Stories Project

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    Ann Williams Garwick; Sally Auger

    2003-01-01

    Community-based research projects are critically needed to reduce health disparities and ensure the delivery of health care that is culturally appropriate and relevant to families and communities. The purpose of this article is to share experiences and lessons learned from utilizing a participatory action approach in a series of five subprojects within the Indian Family Stories Project. Participatory action research

  10. TRIGA reactor facility at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute: A simplified technical description. revision. Technical report

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    1994-01-01

    This publication provides a simplified technical description of the TRIGA research reactor at AFRRI. Topics covered include general principles of reactor operation and a description of the TRIGA reactor and its unique features.

  11. Job Title: Research Associate I Position #: 017077.0001 Job Description: The Prion Research Center is seeking a part time (50%) technician/research associate with

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    on animal models of prion disease and tuberculosis. Research duties involve performance of standardJob Title: Research Associate I Position #: 017077.0001 Job Description: The Prion Research Center is seeking a part time (50%) technician/research associate with experience in histological methods to work

  12. Implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Observation and Description of the National Demonstration Project

    PubMed Central

    Stewart, Elizabeth E.; Nutting, Paul A.; Crabtree, Benjamin F.; Stange, Kurt C.; Miller, William L.; Jaén, Carlos Roberto

    2010-01-01

    PURPOSE We provide an overall description of the National Demonstration Project (NDP) intervention to transform family practices into patient-centered medical homes. METHODS An independent evaluation team used multiple data sources and methods to describe the design and implementation of the NDP. These included direct observation of the implementation team and project meetings, site visits to practices, depth interviews with practice members and implementation team members, access to practice communications (eg, telephone calls, e-mails), and public domain materials (eg, the NDP Web site). RESULTS The American Academy of Family Physicians created a new division called TransforMED, which launched the 24-month NDP in June 2006. From 337 family medicine practices completing an extensive online application, 36 were selected and randomized to a facilitated group, which received tailored, intensive assistance and services from TransforMED, or a self-directed group, which received very limited assistance. Three facilitators from diverse backgrounds in finance, practice management, and organizational psychology used multiple practice change strategies including site visits, e-mails, metrics, and learning sessions. The self-directed practices worked primarily on their own, but self-organized a retreat midway through the project. The intervention model for the project evolved to be consistent with the emerging national consensus principles of the patient-centered medical home. The independent evaluation team studied the NDP and provided ongoing feedback to inform the implementation process. CONCLUSIONS The NDP illustrates that complex practice change interventions must combine flexibility in the intervention model, implementation strategy, and the evaluation, in order to maximize ongoing learning. PMID:20530392

  13. APPLYING THE AFFINITY RESEARCH GROUP MODEL TO COMPUTER SCIENCE RESEARCH PROJECTS

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    Cheon, Yoonsik

    APPLYING THE AFFINITY RESEARCH GROUP MODEL TO COMPUTER SCIENCE RESEARCH PROJECTS ARGAffinity TO COMPUTER SCIENCE RESEARCH PROJECTS Patricia J. Teller1 and Ann Q. Gates 2 1 Patricia J. Teller. This paper addresses this question by describing how the model has been applied to computer science research

  14. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 10: The NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1991-01-01

    The role of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge DIffusion Research Project in helping to maintain U.S. competitiveness is addressed. The phases of the project are examined in terms of the focus, emphasis, subjects, methods, and desired outcomes. The importance of the project to aerospace R&D is emphasized.

  15. Research and Teaching: The Visionlearning Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Anthony Carpi

    2003-09-01

    Although the proliferation of teaching resources on the Internet is extensive, little is known about these materials' use or utility. The Visionlearning project is a multiyear effort to design and evaluate web-based interdisciplinary science teaching reso

  16. Astronomy research at the Aerospace Corporation. [research projects - NASA programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Paulikas, G. A.

    1974-01-01

    This report reviews the astronomy research carried out at The Aerospace Corporation during 1974. The report describes the activities of the San Fernando Observatory, the research in millimeter wave radio astronomy as well as the space astronomy research.

  17. DOE Research and Development Project Summaries: Science and Technology Projects Funded by the Department of Energy

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site from the Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information offers insight into the current and future direction of the DOE's research and development projects. DOE R&D Project Summaries, consists of a searchable database providing easy access to information on over 17,000 R&D projects currently ongoing within the DOE.

  18. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH BOARD AND THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

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    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH BOARD AND THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND PROJECT-5 UNIVERSITY RESEARCH BOARD 2008-2009 MEMBERSHIP ROSTER................................................................................................A-6 INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE

  19. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH BOARD AND THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

    E-print Network

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH BOARD AND THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND PROJECT ..........................................................A-2 UNIVERSITY RESEARCH BOARD 2009-2010 MEMBERSHIP ROSTER................................................................................................A-5 INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE

  20. AVST Morphing Project Research Summaries in Fiscal Year 2001

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McGowan, Anna-Maria R.

    2002-01-01

    The Morphing project at the National Aeronautics and Space Agency's Langley Research Center is part of the Aerospace Vehicle Systems Program Office that conducts fundamental research on advanced technologies for future flight vehicles. The objectives of the Morphing project are to develop and assess advanced technologies and integrated component concepts to enable efficient, multi-point adaptability in air and space vehicles. In the context of the project, the word "morphing" is defined as "efficient, multi-point adaptability" and may include micro or macro, structural or fluidic approaches. The current document on the Morphing project is a compilation of research summaries and other information on the project from fiscal year 2001. The focus of this document is to provide a brief overview of the project content, technical results and lessons learned from fiscal year 2001.

  1. THE HUNT FOR EXOMOONS WITH KEPLER (HEK). I. DESCRIPTION OF A NEW OBSERVATIONAL PROJECT

    SciTech Connect

    Kipping, D. M. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Bakos, G. A. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 05844 (United States); Buchhave, L. [Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University (Denmark); Nesvorny, D. [Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302 (United States); Schmitt, A., E-mail: dkipping@cfa.harvard.edu [Citizen Scientist, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

    2012-05-10

    Two decades ago, empirical evidence concerning the existence and frequency of planets around stars, other than our own, was absent. Since that time, the detection of extrasolar planets from Jupiter-sized to, most recently, Earth-sized worlds has blossomed and we are finally able to shed light on the plurality of Earth-like, habitable planets in the cosmos. Extrasolar moons may also be frequently habitable worlds, but their detection or even systematic pursuit remains lacking in the current literature. Here, we present a description of the first systematic search for extrasolar moons as part of a new observational project called 'The Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler' (HEK). The HEK project distills the entire list of known transiting planet candidates found by Kepler (2326 at the time of writing) down to the most promising candidates for hosting a moon. Selected targets are fitted using a multimodal nested sampling algorithm coupled with a planet-with-moon light curve modeling routine. By comparing the Bayesian evidence of a planet-only model to that of a planet-with-moon, the detection process is handled in a Bayesian framework. In the case of null detections, upper limits derived from posteriors marginalized over the entire prior volume will be provided to inform the frequency of large moons around viable planetary hosts, {eta} leftmoon. After discussing our methodologies for target selection, modeling, fitting, and vetting, we provide two example analyses.

  2. The Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler (HEK). I. Description of a New Observational project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kipping, D. M.; Bakos, G. Á.; Buchhave, L.; Nesvorný, D.; Schmitt, A.

    2012-05-01

    Two decades ago, empirical evidence concerning the existence and frequency of planets around stars, other than our own, was absent. Since that time, the detection of extrasolar planets from Jupiter-sized to, most recently, Earth-sized worlds has blossomed and we are finally able to shed light on the plurality of Earth-like, habitable planets in the cosmos. Extrasolar moons may also be frequently habitable worlds, but their detection or even systematic pursuit remains lacking in the current literature. Here, we present a description of the first systematic search for extrasolar moons as part of a new observational project called "The Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler" (HEK). The HEK project distills the entire list of known transiting planet candidates found by Kepler (2326 at the time of writing) down to the most promising candidates for hosting a moon. Selected targets are fitted using a multimodal nested sampling algorithm coupled with a planet-with-moon light curve modeling routine. By comparing the Bayesian evidence of a planet-only model to that of a planet-with-moon, the detection process is handled in a Bayesian framework. In the case of null detections, upper limits derived from posteriors marginalized over the entire prior volume will be provided to inform the frequency of large moons around viable planetary hosts, \\eta _{\\leftmoon}\\!. After discussing our methodologies for target selection, modeling, fitting, and vetting, we provide two example analyses.

  3. Energy research information system (eris) projects report. volume 4, number 1. Report for December 1978-June 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Boyd, C.A.; Jelinek, J.

    1979-06-01

    The goal of the Energy Research Information System (ERIS) is to provide an inventory of the energy related programs and research activities from 1974 to the present in the States of Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Areas of research covered include: coal, petroleum, oil shales, fission fuels, synthetic fuels, hydro-energy, renewable energy, resources, energy policy, reclamation, socioeconomic impacts, environmental impacts and land use. Each project description lists title, investigator(s), research institution, sponsor, funding, time frame, location, a descriptive abstract of the research and the titles of reports and/or publications generated by the research. All projects are indexed by location, personal names, organizations and subject keywords.

  4. Using Group Research Projects to Stimulate Undergraduate Astronomy Major Learning

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McGraw, Allison M.; Hardegree-Ullman, K. K.; Turner, J. D.; Shirley, Y. L.; Walker-LaFollette, A. M.; Robertson, A. N.; Carleton, T. M.; Smart, B. M.; Towner, A. P. M.; Wallace, S. C.; Smith, C. W.; Small, L. C.; Daugherty, M. J.; Guvenen, B. C.; Crawford, B. E.; Austin, C. L.; Schlingman, W. M.

    2012-05-01

    The University of Arizona Astronomy Club has been working on two large group research projects since 2009. One research project is a transiting extrasolar planet project that is fully student led and run. We observed the transiting exoplanets, TrES-3b and TrES-4b, with the 1.55 meter Kupier Telescope in near-UV and optical filters in order to detect any asymmetries between filters. The second project is a radio astronomy survey utilizing the Arizona Radio Observatory 12m telescope on Kitt Peak to study molecular gas in cold cores identified by the Planck all sky survey. This project provides a unique opportunity for a large group of students to get hands-on experience observing with a world-class radio observatory. These projects involve students in every single step of the process including: proposal writing to obtain telescope time on various Southern Arizona telescopes, observing at these telescopes, data reduction and analysis, managing large data sets, and presenting results at scientific meetings and in journal publications. The primary goal of these projects is to involve students in cutting-edge research early on in their undergraduate studies. The projects are designed to be continuous long term projects so that new students can easily join. As of January 2012 the extrasolar planet project became an official independent study class. New students learn from the more experienced students on the projects creating a learner-centered environment.

  5. Research at the University of Bayreuth Research Priorities // Projects // Achievements

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    Ullmann, G. Matthias

    -Macromolecules (bio-mac) Institute of African Studies (IAS) / Iwalewa House, Africa Centre of the University Centre for German and European Food Law Research Centre of Food Quality (ForN) Research Centre of Capital Research Centre for the Law of Sustainable Development (ForNE) Research Centre of Social Law and Health

  6. 77 FR 37012 - Applications for New Awards: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-20

    ...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects...AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative...on Disability and Rehabilitation Research...

  7. 77 FR 40596 - Applications for New Awards: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program...

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    2012-07-10

    ...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects...AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative...on Disability and Rehabilitation Research...

  8. Course Outlines in Vocational Agriculture. Research Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Forrester, Gene; Steele, David A.

    Following a two-page summary of a project conducted to develop course outlines for the approved vocational agriculture courses taught in the State of Washington high schools, this document presents course outlines and lists of recommended instructional materials for the following courses: Production Agriculture (including Agriculture…

  9. What Have Researchers Learned from Project STAR?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore

    2007-01-01

    Project STAR (Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio) was a large-scale randomized trial of reduced class sizes in kindergarten through the third grade. Because of the scope of the experiment, it has been used in many policy discussions. For example, the California statewide class-size-reduction policy was justified, in part, by the successes of…

  10. The Sunflower Cardiopulmonary Research Project of Children.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greene, Leon

    A three year project designed to determine the value of a health program incorporating a cardiopulmonary fitness program is described. The instructional programs were in heart health, pulmonary health, nutrition, and physical fitness. A noncompetitive exercise and fitness period was employed in addition to the normal physical education time.…

  11. The International Resilience Project: Research and Application.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grotberg, Edith H.

    The International Resilience Project was launched to determine the role of parents, teachers, other adults and children themselves in promoting resilience in children. In this study, 589 children and their families or caregivers participated; most children were 9-11 years old, with children ages birth to 6 years represented also. Subjects reported…

  12. Part II -Projects Applied Mathematics: Collaborative Research

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    Perkins, Richard A.

    . McFadden developed a phase-field model of electrodeposition, in which an electric field is used Solidification Modeling Geoffrey McFadden D. Josell (NIST MSEL) Katherine Gurski James Warren (NIST MSEL) J and Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) on a number of projects involving solidification and other types of phase

  13. Coupled Site Characterization and Foundation Analysis Research Project

    E-print Network

    Horvath, John S.

    Coupled Site Characterization and Foundation Analysis Research Project: Further Research into the Rational Selection of for Bearing Capacity Analysis under Drained-Strength Conditions Manhattan College Research Report No. CE/GE-00-3 by John S. Horvath, Ph.D., P.E. Professor of Civil Engineering Manhattan

  14. An overview of the national EEOC ADA research project.

    PubMed

    McMahon, Brian T; Edwards, Ronald; Rumrill, Phillip D; Hursh, Norman

    2005-01-01

    The authors outline the development and scope of the National EEOC ADA Research Project which resulted from a cooperative agreement between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Virginia Commonwealth University. Research questions, the EEOC database, extraction of study data, limitations of the data, the organization of research teams, and the contents of this special issue of WORK are described. PMID:16006670

  15. Directory of research projects: Planetary geology and geophysics program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Holt, Henry (editor)

    1990-01-01

    Information about currently funded scientific research within the Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program is provided, including the proposal summary sheet from each proposal funded under the program during fiscal year 1990. Information about the research project, including title, principal investigator, institution, summary of research objectives, past accomplishments, and proposed new investigations is also provided.

  16. Directory of research projects: Planetary geology and geophysics program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Holt, Henry (editor)

    1992-01-01

    Information about currently funded scientific research within the Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program is provided. The directory consists of the proposal summary sheet from each proposal funded under the program during Fiscal Year 1992. The sheets provide information about the research project, including title, principal investigator, institution, summary of research objectives, past accomplishments, and proposed new investigations.

  17. Inventory of Federal energy-related environment and safety research for FY 1978. Volume II. Project listings and indexes

    SciTech Connect

    None

    1979-12-01

    This volume contains summaries of FY-1978 government-sponsored environment and safety research related to energy. Project summaries were collected by Aerospace Corporation under contract with the Department of Energy, Office of Program Coordination, under the Assistant Secretary for Environment. Summaries are arranged by log number, which groups the projects by reporting agency. The log number is a unique number assigned to each project from a block of numbers set aside for each agency. Information about the projects is included in the summary listings. This includes the project title, principal investigators, research organization, project number, contract number, supporting organization, funding level if known, related energy sources with numbers indicating percentages of effort devoted to each, and R and D categories. A brief description of each project is given, and this is followed by subject index terms that were assigned for computer searching and for generating the printed subject index in Volume IV.

  18. Research announcement 2013 "Incubator for interdisciplinary research projects in French Guyana"

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    Canet, Léonie

    on territories and biodiversity, among which marine turtles represent a local emblematic endangered species, reproduction of endangered marine turtles (leatherback, green and ridley turtles) is exclusively dependent" «French Guyana Coasts & Marine Turtles» This incubator project for interdisciplinary research projects

  19. 470 34431 ResearchAssoc2 EXTERNAL AD.docx Page 1 of 3 Job Description

    E-print Network

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES The position requires hands-on experience with one or more LC-MS/MS platforms thinking, excellent communication and problem solving skills required. Experience in metabolite analysisForm 101G Rev. 1/05 470 34431 ResearchAssoc2 EXTERNAL AD.docx Page 1 of 3 Job Description POSITION

  20. Summary engineering description of underwater fuel storage facility for foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. J. Dahlke; D. A. Johnson; J. K. Rawlins; D. K. Searle; G. W. Wachs

    1994-01-01

    This document is a summary description for an Underwater Fuel Storage Facility (UFSF) for foreign research reactor (FRR) spent nuclear fuel (SNF). A FRR SNF environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared and will include both wet and dry storage facilities as storage alternatives. For the UFSF presented in this document, a specific site is not chosen. This facility can

  1. Metrological research schemes from the Troll` project

    SciTech Connect

    Makul`kin, A.V.; Panasyuk, V.S.

    1995-12-01

    This article presents several schemes for electromagnetic radiation measurements using a new type of special synchrotron radiation source now under development. The work described is an extension of the Troll project, which focuses on the physics of strong (ultrastrong) magnetic fields and the physics of charged-particle accelerators. Specifically, the Troll project is investigating the development of free-electron lasers based on the synchrotron radiation of miniature, simple accelerators, which configure well with complex optical systems. Troll accelerators and circulating electron beam holder configurations are evaluated for: (1) coherent synchrotron radiation for measurements of infrared and rf emissions, (2) picosecond and femtosecond synchrotron radiation pulses for high-energy radiations, (3) high-energy photons in the Compton Effect in the collision of solid-state laser photons with a relativistic circulating beam with a small radius orbit, and (4) free electron laser photon storage ring. 17 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  2. The senior research project at Stetson University

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Anthony Abbott

    2011-01-01

    Stetson University is Florida’s first private university, classified as a Masters Comprehensive School with a School of Business\\u000a Administration, College of Law, School of Music, and College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences requires\\u000a every to student complete an in-depth piece of individual scholarship in their last year, the senior project. Learning outcomes\\u000a and format are

  3. DataMesh research project, phase 1

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Wilkes; Chia Chao; Robert English; David Jacobson; Chris Ruemmler; Bart Sears; Alex Stepanov; Rebecca Wright

    of concurrent file systems. We believe our work is of considerable interest to future file system designers, as well as people interested in understanding and modifying existing file system designs. The first phase of the DataMesh project is providing block-level services to its clients: the interface is in the form of read\\/write operations on sets of fixed-size data blocks. (You

  4. Puerto Rico Sustainable Communities Research Project

    EPA Science Inventory

    The goal of EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program (SHCRP) is to inform and empower decision?makers to equitably weigh and integrate human health, socio?economic, environmental, and ecological factors to foster community sustainability. Pue...

  5. Research Projects, Technical Reports and Publications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Oliger, Joseph

    1996-01-01

    The Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) was established by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) at the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) on June 6, 1983. RIACS is privately operated by USRA, a consortium of universities with research programs in the aerospace sciences, under contract with NASA. The primary mission of RIACS is to provide research and expertise in computer science and scientific computing to support the scientific missions of NASA ARC. The research carried out at RIACS must change its emphasis from year to year in response to NASA ARC's changing needs and technological opportunities. A flexible scientific staff is provided through a university faculty visitor program, a post doctoral program, and a student visitor program. Not only does this provide appropriate expertise but it also introduces scientists outside of NASA to NASA problems. A small group of core RIACS staff provides continuity and interacts with an ARC technical monitor and scientific advisory group to determine the RIACS mission. RIACS activities are reviewed and monitored by a USRA advisory council and ARC technical monitor. Research at RIACS is currently being done in the following areas: Advanced Methods for Scientific Computing High Performance Networks During this report pefiod Professor Antony Jameson of Princeton University, Professor Wei-Pai Tang of the University of Waterloo, Professor Marsha Berger of New York University, Professor Tony Chan of UCLA, Associate Professor David Zingg of University of Toronto, Canada and Assistant Professor Andrew Sohn of New Jersey Institute of Technology have been visiting RIACS. January 1, 1996 through September 30, 1996 RIACS had three staff scientists, four visiting scientists, one post-doctoral scientist, three consultants, two research associates and one research assistant. RIACS held a joint workshop with Code 1 29-30 July 1996. The workshop was held to discuss needs and opportunities in basic research in computer science in and for NASA applications. There were 14 talks given by NASA, industry and university scientists and three open discussion sessions. There were approximately fifty participants. A proceedings is being prepared. It is planned to have similar workshops on an annual basis. RIACS technical reports are usually preprints of manuscripts that have been submitted to research 'ournals or conference proceedings. A list of these reports for the period January i 1, 1996 through September 30, 1996 is in the Reports and Abstracts section of this report.

  6. Students' Failure to Submit Research Projects on Time: A Case Study from Masvingo Regional Centre at Zimbabwe Open University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chabaya, Owence; Chiome, Chrispen; Chabaya, Raphinos A.

    2009-01-01

    The study sought to determine lecturers' and students' perceptions of factors contributing to students' failure to submit research projects on time in three departments of the Zimbabwe Open University. The study employed a descriptive survey design and was both quantitative and qualitative. The questionnaire used as a data-gathering instrument had…

  7. Surface water-quality assessment of the Kentucky River basin, Kentucky; project description

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    White, K.D.; Smoot, J.L.; Jackson, J.K.; Choquette, A.F.

    1987-01-01

    In April 1986, the U.S. Geological Survey began the National Water Quality Assessment Program, which at present (1987) is in a pilot phase in which assessment concepts and approaches are being tested and modified to prepare for full implementation of the program in the future. Seven pilot projects (four surface water projects and three groundwater projects) have been started. The preliminary plans for the surface water quality assessment of the Kentucky River basin pilot project are described. The Kentucky River basin drains an area of approximately 7,000 sq mi in east central Kentucky and is underlain by rocks that range in composition from limestone to sandstone and shale. Because greater than 95% of the basin population relies on surface water, surface water quality is of great concern. Land use practices that affect the surface water quality in the basin include agriculture, forestry, oil and gas production, coal mining, and urbanization. Water quality concerns resulting from the various land uses include the effects of: oil and gas field brine discharges; agricultural chemicals; sedimentation caused by coal mining; and trace element impacts from industrial and urban environments. Assessment activity is designed to occur over a 9-year period of time. During the first 3-year period of the cycle, concentrated data acquisition and interpretation will occur. For the next 6 years, sample collection will occur at a much lower level of intensity to document the occurrence of any gross changes in water quality. This 9-year cycle will then be repeated. Historical data will be evaluated to provide, to the extent possible, a description of existing and past trends in water quality conditions and to develop conceptual models that relate the observed conditions to the sources and causes, both natural and human-controlled. New data will be collected to verify the water quality conditions documented by historic data, to track long-term trends in water quality, to intensify temporal and spatial sampling densities, and to improve the understanding of the relations between water quality conditions and causative factors. (Lantz-PTT)

  8. The Future Research Challenge: the Global Land Project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dennis S. Ojima; William J. McConnell; Emilio Moran; Billie L. Turner; Josep G. Canadell; Sandra Lavorel

    The Global Land Project (GLP) represents the joint, land-based research agenda of two major global change science programmes:\\u000a (i) the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), which originally focused mainly on biophysical processes in the Earth\\u000a System through its Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) core project, and (ii) the International Human Dimensions Programme through its core project on Land-Use and Land-Cover

  9. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT HYBRID SOLAR LIGHTING5002013067 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Oakridge National Laboratory Insert-04-034-18 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Hassan Mohammed Contract Manager Linda Speigel Office Manager

  10. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT COMMERCIALIZING ZERO ENERGY NEW HOME COMMUNITIES Appendices MARCH 2010 CEC5002014007AP Prepared for: California Energy SunPower Corporation Contract Number: 500-04-022 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Golam

  11. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT A SEASONAL DECEMBER 2011 CEC5002013035 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA 96270 Contract Number: 500-02-004 Prepared for: California Energy

  12. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT ASSESSMENT OF PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS FOR ROADWAY ENERGY HARVESTING Cost of Energy and Demonstration Roadmap Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability JANUARY 2014 CEC5002013007

  13. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    , National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Western Regional Biomass Energy Program, and Yolo CountyPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT ACCELERATED ANAEROBIC COMPOSTING FOR ENERGY GENERATION AT YOLO COUNTY CENTRAL LANDFILL MAY 2012 CEC5002012063 Prepared for

  14. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN CALIFORNIA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS DECEMBER 2011 CEC5002013047 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Synapse Energy

  15. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT ADVANCED DISTRIBUTED SENSOR · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation Advanced Distributed Sensor Networks for Electric Utilities is the final report for the Advanced

  16. National Center for Atmospheric Research: Geophysical Statistics Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Housed at the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the Geophysical Statistics Project seeks "to encourage the application and further development of statistical analysis to the problems faced in the Earth sciences." The GSP website seeks to accomplish some of this goal by offering all sorts of related information for interested visitors. Included are links to the project's research information, including numerous reports and publications (such as the 2004 article in _Technometrics_ titled, Wavelet-Based Estimation for Seasonal Long-Memory Processes), explanation of current projects, as well as software and data used. Also of interest to researchers and students may be the sections on postdoc opportunities as well as profiles of the researchers at the project.

  17. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    for funding this project. The author also would like to acknowledge Mike Marston at NASA Dryden and the flight Research and Development Division funding efforts are focused on the following RD&D program areas

  18. Evaluation of the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy A Research Project

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kupfer, Carl

    1973-01-01

    Evaluated is the treatment of diabetic retinopathy (blindness due to ruptured vessels of the retina as a side effect of diabetes), and described is a research project comparing two types of photocoagulation treatment. (DB)

  19. 38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Rehabilitation research and special projects. 21...VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Under 38 U.S.C....

  20. 38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Rehabilitation research and special projects. 21...VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Under 38 U.S.C....

  1. 38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Rehabilitation research and special projects. 21...VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Under 38 U.S.C....

  2. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    water heaters for testing. We would like to recognize The American Council for an Energy by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT Energy Efficiency

  3. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT ASSESSMENT OF LARVAL ENTRAINMENT BY COOLING WATER INTAKE SYSTEMS: Models of Larval Dispersal and Recruitment Incorporating

  4. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT Residential Water Services for laboratory performance testing of conventional and advanced storage water heaters; · Gary Heating Program Facilitating the Market Transformation to Higher Efficiency GasFired Water Heating

  5. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation Industrial/Agricultural/Water End-Use Energy Efficiency. The information from this project contributes to Energy Research and Development Division's Industrial/Agricultural/Water

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  7. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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  8. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy Integration · Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT DEVELOPMENT

  9. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    are either present or past employees of Solazyme, Inc. #12;2 PREFACE The California Energy Commission Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT PRODUCTION OF SOLADIESEL RD® FROM CELLULOSIC FEEDSTOCKS JULY 2011 CEC5002013019 Prepared for: California Energy

  10. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation Natural Gas-optimized Advanced Heavy-duty Engine is the finalEnergy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT NATURAL GAS OPTIMIZED ADVANCED HEAVY report for Gas Optimized Advanced Heavy Duty Engine Concept project (contract number PIR-08

  11. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT Integrated CHP Using UltraLow NOx Supplemental Firing MARCH 2013 CEC5002013043 Prepared for: California Energy://www.gastechnology.org Contract Number: PNG-07-006 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Gail Wiggett Project Manager Linda

  12. Detroit Metropolitan Library Research and Demonstration Project. Background Data.

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    Kremer, Helen

    The Detroit Metropolitan Region, including six countries in southeastern Michigan, is the focus for the Detroit Metropolitan Library Research and Demonstration Project. This document provides background data on the region for the Project. Data included are (1) population, (2) educational facilities, (3) numbers of elementary and secondary pupils…

  13. PhD POSITION IN DISEASE PROTEOMICS RESEARCH PROJECT

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    and annotation of proteins and will interface with the mass-spectrometry staff at the Proteomics FacilityPhD POSITION IN DISEASE PROTEOMICS RESEARCH PROJECT: A PhD position is available immediately for a project focused on the use of proteomic techniques to identify biomarkers for diagnostic and therapeutic

  14. From Research to Practice and Back: The Animation Tutor Project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen K. Reed

    2005-01-01

    The Animation TutorTM is a curriculum project that uses software to supplement instruction in courses such as intermediate algebra. Its purpose is to ground mathematical reasoning in concrete experiences through the use of interactive animation and the virtual manipulation of objects. This article summarizes how the project has progressed from research to practice and back. The first section shows how

  15. Online Tools Allow Distant Students to Collaborate on Research Projects

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    T.H.E. Journal, 2005

    2005-01-01

    The Wesleyan Academy and Moravian School in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, recently joined forces with Evergreen Elementary in Fort Lewis, Wash., to collaborate on a research project using My eCoach Online (http://myecoach.com) as the primary medium to share information, post ideas and findings, and develop inquiry projects on 10 topics about water.…

  16. Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project: Cross-site evaluation method

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) project links public health and primary care interventions in three projects described in detail in accompanying articles in this issue of Childhood Obesity. This article describes a comprehensive evaluation plan to determine the extent to which th...

  17. MODULAR PEBBLE BED REACTOR PROJECT UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CONSORTIUM

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    MODULAR PEBBLE BED REACTOR PROJECT UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CONSORTIUM ANNUAL REPORT INEEL/EXT-2000 Annual Report Page ii MODULAR PEBBLE BED REACTOR ABSTRACT This project is developing a fundamental conceptual design for a gas-cooled, modular, pebble bed reactor. Key technology areas associated

  18. Humanistic Research Projects: The Basis for a Technical Report.

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    Southard, Sherry

    Engineering students can use a humanistic research project on the poetry of Walt Whitman as the basis for a technical report. Students must first become familiar with the scientific method so that they will have a general procedure for gathering and analyzing data for the project. To use the scientific method, students isolate the problem, observe…

  19. NCI: Research Resources > Resources by Category

    Cancer.gov

    This resource provides an overview of the Patient Navigator Research Program, including the goals and phases of research; a description of patient navigators, descriptions of the 9 projects; and descriptions and contact information about the funded institutions and principal investigators.

  20. EEL 4924C Electrical and Computer Engineering Design 2 1. Catalog Description (3 credits) Selected design projects involving engineering

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    Fang, Yuguang "Michael"

    EEL 4924C Electrical and Computer Engineering Design 2 1. Catalog Description ­ (3 credits) Selected design projects involving engineering applications in the various areas of electrical engineering of Engineering Design 5. Relationship of course to program outcomes: Skills student will develop in this course

  1. Chemical Research Projects Office: Functions, accomplishments, and programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kourtides, D. A.; Parker, J. A.

    1972-01-01

    The purpose, technical accomplishments, and related activities of the Chemical Research Project Group are outlined. Data cover efforts made to: (1) identify chemical research and technology required for solutions to problems of national urgency, synchronous with aeronautics and space effort; (2) conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary research on chemical problems in the areas of macromolecular science and fire research, and (3) provide productive liason with the engineering community and effective transfer of technology to other agencies and industry.

  2. 49 CFR Appendix A to Part 611 - Description of Measures Used for Project Evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ...measures to evaluate candidate new starts projects according to the criteria...assess the benefits of a proposed new start project by comparing the project to...so that comparisons with the new start project isolate the costs and...

  3. Minnesota Agripower Project, Task IV research report

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    Fruin, J.; Tiffany, D.

    1997-10-30

    Economic analysis is being conducted by the Department of Applied Economics in support of Minnesota Alfalfa Producer`s development of alfalfa as a dedicated biomass feedstock for energy production. University Researchers have assisted in the development and implementation of inventory control systems and procedures. This report lists the tasks for which researchers are currently finalizing economic analysis. The tasks encompass three main areas: (1) optimization of feedstock transportation system, (2) analysis of market potential for new alfalfa products, and (3) total systems analysis.

  4. Problem Description:Problem Description: How can Researchers Monitor Ecosystems via Embedded Sensors?How can Researchers Monitor Ecosystems via Embedded Sensors? Proposed Solution:Proposed Solution: Wireless Sensors to Monitor and Record Biodiversity and

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    Hamilton, Michael P.

    Problem Description:Problem Description: How can Researchers Monitor Ecosystems via Embedded Sensors?How can Researchers Monitor Ecosystems via Embedded Sensors? Proposed Solution:Proposed Solution.jamesreserve.edu Introduction:Introduction: Embedded Sensors, a Model for Monitoring Wildlife in Their Habitat.Embedded Sensors

  5. Qualitative Research Projects in Computing Education Research: An Overview

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anders Berglund; Mats Daniels; Arnold Pears

    2006-01-01

    Qualitative research approaches have much to offer computing education research (CER). Conducting studies which are theoretically anchored in pedagogy, as well as in computing, can help us to draw more solid and significant conclusions about how students learn computing. When studying teaching and learning situations it is important to take into explicit account what is meant by learning. We claim

  6. Laboratory technology research: Abstracts of FY 1998 projects

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    NONE

    1998-11-01

    The Laboratory Technology Research (LTR) program supports high-risk, multidisciplinary research partnerships to investigate challenging scientific problems whose solutions have promising commercial potential. These partnerships capitalize on two great strengths of the country: the world-class basic research capability of the DOE Office of Science (SC) national laboratories and the unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit of American industry. Projects supported by the LTR program in FY 1998 explore the applications of basic research advances relevant to DOE`s mission over a full range of scientific disciplines. The program presently emphasizes three critical areas of mission-related research: advanced materials, intelligent processing and manufacturing research, and environmental and biomedical research. Abstracts for 85 projects are contained in this report.

  7. Laboratory Technology Research: Abstracts of FY 1996 projects

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    NONE

    1996-12-31

    The Laboratory Technology Research (LTR) program supports high-risk, multidisciplinary research partnerships to investigate challenging scientific problems whose solutions have promising commercial potential. These partnerships capitalize on two great strengths of this country: the world-class basic research capability of the DOE Energy Research (ER) multi-program national laboratories and the unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit of American industry. Projects supported by the LTR program are conducted by the five ER multi-program laboratories: Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. These projects explore the applications of basic research advances relevant to Department of Energy`s (DOE) mission over a full range of scientific disciplines. The program presently emphasizes three critical areas of mission-related research: advanced materials, intelligent processing/manufacturing research, and sustainable environments.

  8. Research project to consider how projected climate change will impact a region of interest to the student

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Susan Kaspari

    Detailed information is provided in activity description/assignment and an example lab handout that assisted students in conducting their research. Initial guidelines given to students: Choose a location (where you are from, a place that is of interest to you) and investigate how projected changes in climate will affect that area. What are the expected changes in temperature, precipitation, storms, droughts, sea level, seasonality, etc? How will this affect the habitat of the area (for humans, animals, and plants)? How will this affect the local economy? What actions can the people that live in this area take to lessen the impacts of changing climate? Students write a scientific style paper on their findings, and present their research to the class in ~10 minute oral presentations (alternatively a poster session could be used).

  9. A. James Clark School of Engineering Excellence in Project Management Education, Research, & Outreach. 1

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    A. James Clark School of Engineering Excellence in Project Management Education, Research of Engineering Excellence in Project Management Education, Research, & Outreach. 2 should equal project disciplines that contribute to project management: cost engineering, scheduling, legal, finance and accounting

  10. Tritium research laboratory cleanup and transition project final report

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, A.J.

    1997-02-01

    This Tritium Research Laboratory Cleanup and Transition Project Final Report provides a high-level summary of this project`s multidimensional accomplishments. Throughout this report references are provided for in-depth information concerning the various topical areas. Project related records also offer solutions to many of the technical and or administrative challenges that such a cleanup effort requires. These documents and the experience obtained during this effort are valuable resources to the DOE, which has more than 1200 other process contaminated facilities awaiting cleanup and reapplication or demolition.

  11. High Speed Research: Propulsion Project Accomplishments

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shaw, Robert J.

    1998-01-01

    This past year has been one of great accomplishment for the propulsion element of NASA's High Speed Research (HSR) Program. The HSR Program is a NASA/industry partnership to develop the high-risk/high-payoff airframe and propulsion technologies applicable to a second-generation supersonic commercial transport, or High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT). The propulsion element, which also involves industry partners, is managed by the NASA Lewis Research Center. These technologies will contribute greatly to U.S. industry's ability to make an informed product launch decision for an HSCT vehicle. Specific NASA Lewis accomplishments in 1997 include: 1. Small-scale combustor sector tests conducted in Lewis' Engine Research Building contributed to the evolution of approaches to developing a combustor with ultralow NOx emissions. 2. Components were tested in Lewis' CE-9 facility (in Lewis' Engine Research Building) to assess the performance of candidate ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials in this realistic combustion environment. Test results were promising, and acceptable levels of structural durability were demonstrated for the ceramic matrix composite material tested. Ceramic matrix composites continue to show great promise for use in HSCT combustor liners. 3. Engine emissions tests in Lewis' Propulsion Systems Laboratory provided insight into other classes of emissions (e.g., particulates and aerosols) which will be important to control in HSCT propulsion system designs. 4. Small-scale nozzle tests conducted in Lewis' Aero-Acoustic Propulsion Laboratory are contributing to the design of a low-noise, high-performance mixer/ejector nozzle configuration for HSCT engines. Over 18,000 hours of durability testing were completed in Lewis' materials laboratories to evaluate superalloy and g-titanium aluminide performance for HSCT nozzle applications. A two-dimensional supersonic inlet concept was tested in Lewis' 10- by 10-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel. The extensive database and the knowledge gained contributed to the selection of a two-dimensional inlet as the preferred inlet concept for the HSR Program.

  12. The ARMADA Project: Bridging Research and K-12 Education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Scowcroft, G.

    2004-12-01

    The ARMADA Project (www.armadaproject.org) is a five-year effort led by the University of Rhode Island's Office of Marine Programs in collaboration with the URI's Graduate School of Oceanography, the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, and the JASON Foundation for Education. At the heart of the ARMADA Project is the development of a unique system for fostering sustainable partnerships between ocean science researchers, teachers, and professional scientist/educators. The ARMADA Project is designed to establish a model framework for facilitating the involvement of a national "ARMADA" of K-12 teachers in active ocean, polar, and environmental science research and mentoring experiences. Further, the project cultivates ongoing relationships with existing successful ocean and earth science research projects, educational programs, and marine science information outlets to effectively disseminate research results and products, relevant standards-based classroom activities, and associated science content to thousands of science, mathematics, and technology teachers nationwide. There are two primary goals for the ARMADA Project: 1) to foster science teacher retention and renewal through pedagogy and content training, research experiences, and mentoring activities, and 2) to advance and sustain the integration of the geoscience research enterprise with the K-12 education community. The second goal directly impacts the scientific community as it fosters the broader impacts of its research, Currently in its second year, the ARMADA Project has placed 26 US master teachers and one Swedish teacher in research experiences around the world - literally from pole to pole. These master teachers have directly spread the impacts of their experiences to 38 mentees. The project is designed to assist the geoscience community with satisfying broader impact goals. There are several levels through which scientists may collaborate with ARMADA teacher teams. This presentation offers a vehicle for designing and implementing an effective education and outreach effort for a scientific research program. It provides a practical solution as well as a model for collaboration and assistance from the ARMADA Project staff. ARMADA Project successes and options for involvement will be discussed.

  13. Astronomy Remote Observing Research Projects of US High School Students

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    Kadooka, M.; Meech, K. J.

    2006-08-01

    In order to address the challenging climate for promoting astronomy education in the high schools we have used astronomy projects to give students authentic research experiences in order to encourage their pursuit of science and technology careers. Initially, we conducted teacher workshops to develop a cadre of teachers who have been instrumental in recruiting students to work on projects. Once identified, these students have been motivated to conduct astronomy research projects with appropriate guidance. Some have worked on these projects during non-school hours and others through a research course. The goal has been for students to meet the objectives of inquiry-based learning, a major US National Science Standard. Case studies will be described using event-based learning with the NASA Deep Impact mission. Hawaii students became active participants investigating comet properties through the NASA Deep Impact mission. The Deep Impact Education and Public Outreach group developed materials which were used by our students. After learning how to use image processing software, these students obtained Comet 9P/ Tempel 1 images in real time from the remote observing Faulkes Telescope North located on Haleakala, Maui for their projects. Besides conducting event-based projects which are time critical, Oregon students have worked on galaxies and sunspots projects. For variable star research, they used images obtained from the remote observing offline mode of Lowell Telescope located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Essential to these projects has been consistent follow-up required for honing skills in observing, image processing, analysis, and communication of project results through Science Fair entries. Key to our success has been the network of professional and amateur astronomers and educators collaborating in a multiplicity of ways to mentor our students. This work-in-progress and process will be shared on how to inspire students to pursue careers in science and technology with these projects.

  14. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT ENERGY INNOVATIONS: California Energy Commission Prepared by: San Diego State Research Foundation #12; Prepared by: Primary Diego, CA 92182-1858 (619) 594-1900 Contract Number: 500-98-014 Prepared for: California Energy

  15. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT PROBABILISTIC TRANSMISSION CONGESTION FORECASTING DECEMBER 2012 CEC-500-2013-120 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Electric Research Institute Contract Number: UC MR-052 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Jamie Patterson

  16. Modelling in Cross-Disciplinary Authentic Student Research Projects

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    Heck, Andre

    2010-01-01

    In the Dutch secondary education system, students must carry out at the end of their school career a research or design project to demonstrate their ability to apply acquired knowledge and skills while pursuing a rather large research question or design goal in some depth. They are encouraged to choose the topic themselves and they are to some…

  17. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Use Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation An Assessment of Biomass.ca.gov/research/ or contact the Energy Commission at 9163271551. #12;iii ABSTRACT The California biomass assessment Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT AN ASSESSMENT

  18. The Maine Garlic Project: A Participatory Research and Education Program

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    Fuller, David; Johnson, Steven B.

    2013-01-01

    Participatory research is a useful technique for collecting basic data over a large geographic area. Garlic production was chosen as a participatory research study focus in Maine. Project participants (285) received bulbs to plant, monitored their crop, and reported data online. Participants received a monthly educational newsletter to improve…

  19. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT POTENTIAL TARGETS AND BENEFITS FOR URBAN ENERGY SYSTEMS RESEARCH MAY 2009 CEC-500-2010-009 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Institute of the Environment Los Angeles, CA Contract Number: BOA-99-207-P Prepared for: California Energy

  20. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING FAÃ?ADE Research Council, Canada NBBJ Oldcastle Glass Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pella Pennsylvania State Edison Taylor Engineering The New York Times TRACO University of California, Berkeley University

  1. Strategic Approaches to Practice: An Action Research Project

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    Burwell, Kim; Shipton, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    The importance of personal practice for instrumentalists and vocalists is well established among researchers, and axiomatic for practitioners. This paper reports on a phase of an action research project, investigating student approaches to personal practice. Following a preliminary questionnaire study, a residential clinic was conducted by…

  2. Participatory Action Research for Electronic Community Networking Projects

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Larry Stillman

    2005-01-01

    The paper encourages the adoption of participative action research methodologies for the evaluation of community technology, given the complex and emergent mix of community development and information technology, which these projects represent. Much of the richness of the processes that take place can best be captured through collaborative participative research that is valued by communities, rather than through less engaged

  3. Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration Project : Annual Report 2000.

    SciTech Connect

    Close, David A.

    2002-11-01

    This report summarizes results of research activities conducted in 1999-2000. The findings in these chapters represent the efforts of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and collaborative efforts among other researchers working on Pacific lampreys (Lampetra tridentata) under this project. The findings in these chapters will help management and recovery of Pacific lampreys in the Columbia River Basin.

  4. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    : California Energy Commission Hassan Mohammed Project Manager Linda Spiegel Office Manager Energy Generation Research Office Laurie ten Hope Deputy Director ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION Robert P. Oglesby to the design and testing of the FS mounting system, Ruel Little for his insights and ideas, and Kevin Davies

  5. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Contract Manager Virginia Lew Office Manager Energy Efficiency Research Office Laurie ten Hope Deputy Small Grants · Energy-Related Environmental Research · Energy Systems Integration · Environmentally of energy efficient chilled water plants. The project results included a chilled water plant design

  6. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Commission John Mathias Project Manager Linda Spiegel Office Manager Energy Generation Research Office Laurie of the Integrated Cooling and Heating Module. BluePoint Energy, Inc., Ranson Roser, for the design, fabrication · EnergyRelated Environmental Research · Energy Systems Integration · Environmentally Preferred

  7. Play and Literacy: A Collaborative Action Research Project in Preschool

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Einarsdottir, Johanna

    2014-01-01

    The article describes a collaborative action research in a preschool in Reykjavik. The participants were two preschool teachers who collaborated with researchers at the University of Iceland. The project was set up as a professional development course for the teachers. Emphasis was placed on continuity in children's education, integration of…

  8. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    performance evaluation methods. A goal for all PIERsponsored research is to maintain a strong market and standards groups, and other implementers of building efficiency market actions. This project developed AND OUTREACH EFFORTS TO SPEED MARKET ADOPTION OF PIER RESEARCH DECEMBER 2010 CEC5002009008 Prepared for

  9. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    , and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy Research and Development Division Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT LOW­COST, ENERGY

  10. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy Research and Development Division conducts Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies. The information from this project contributes to Energy Research and Development Division's Industrial/Agricultural/Water

  11. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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  12. Research Projects in Nano-Technology Ibrahim Abdulhalim

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    Vardi, Amichay

    Research Projects in Nano-Technology Ibrahim Abdulhalim Our research is focused on two main activities: (i) Plasmonic nano- photonic structures for biosensing based on the enhancement Optical fiber Fluorescence Microscope Spectrometer Camera (b) SEF setup Laser Fiber optic probe Spectro

  13. BIOREACTOR DESIGN - OUTER LOOP LANDFILL RESEARCH PROJECT, LOUISVILLE, KY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Bioreactor field demonstration projects are underway at the Outer Loop Landfill, Louisville, KY. The research effort is a cooperative research effort between USEPA and Waste Management, Inc. Two primary kinds of municipal waste bioreactors are under study at this site. First, new...

  14. Human-Robot Interaction Directed Research Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rochlis, Jennifer; Ezer, Neta; Sandor, Aniko

    2011-01-01

    Human-robot interaction (HRI) is about understanding and shaping the interactions between humans and robots (Goodrich & Schultz, 2007). It is important to evaluate how the design of interfaces and command modalities affect the human s ability to perform tasks accurately, efficiently, and effectively (Crandall, Goodrich, Olsen Jr., & Nielsen, 2005) It is also critical to evaluate the effects of human-robot interfaces and command modalities on operator mental workload (Sheridan, 1992) and situation awareness (Endsley, Bolt , & Jones, 2003). By understanding the effects of interface design on human performance, workload, and situation awareness, interfaces can be developed that support the human in performing tasks with minimal errors and with appropriate interaction time and effort. Thus, the results of research on human-robot interfaces have direct implications for design. Because the factors associated with interfaces and command modalities in HRI are too numerous to address in 3 years of research, the proposed research concentrates on three manageable areas applicable to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) robot systems. These topic areas emerged from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 work that included extensive literature reviews and observations of NASA systems. The three topic areas are: 1) video overlays, 2) camera views, and 3) command modalities. Each area is described in detail below, along with relevance to existing NASA human-robot systems. In addition to studies in these three topic areas, a workshop is proposed for FY12. The workshop will bring together experts in human-robot interaction and robotics to discuss the state of the practice as applicable to research in space robotics. Studies proposed in the area of video overlays consider two factors in the implementation of augmented reality (AR) for operator displays during teleoperation. The first of these factors is the type of navigational guidance provided by AR symbology. In the proposed studies, participants performance during teleoperation of a robot arm will be compared when they are provided with command-guidance symbology (that is, directing the operator what commands to make) or situation-guidance symbology (that is, providing natural cues so that the operator can infer what commands to make). The second factor for AR symbology is the effects of overlays that are either superimposed or integrated into the external view of the world. A study is proposed in which the effects of superimposed and integrated overlays on operator task performance during teleoperated driving tasks are compared

  15. 34 CFR 350.1 - What is the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program?

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    2011-07-01

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  5. Small Hydropower Research and Development Technology Project

    SciTech Connect

    Blackmore, Mo [Near Space Systems, Inc.] [Near Space Systems, Inc.

    2013-12-06

    The objective of this work was to investigate, develop, and validate the next generation of small hydroturbine generator designs that maximize the energy transfer from flowing water to electrical power generation. What resulted from this effort was the design of a new technology hydroturbine that Near Space Systems (NSS) has named the Star*Stream© Hydroturbine. Using a design that eliminates nearly all of the shortfalls of conventional hydroturbines, the Star*Stream© Hydroturbine employs a new mechanical-to-electrical energy transfer hydro design that operates without lubrication of any kind, and does not introduce foreign chemicals or particulate matter from oil or drive shaft seal degradation into the hydro ecology. In its unique configuration, the Star*Stream© Hydroturbine is nearly environmentally inert, without the negative aspects caused by interrupting the ecological continuity, i.e., disruptions to sedimentation, water quality, habitat changes, human displacement, fish migration, etc., - while it ensures dramatically reduced timeframes to project completion. While a remarkable reduction in LCOE resulting from application of the Star*Stream© Hydroturbine technology has been the core achievement of the this effort, there have been numerous technological breakthroughs from the development effort.

  6. Biorefinery and Carbon Cycling Research Project

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    Das, K. C., Adams; Thomas, T; Eiteman, Mark A; Kastner, James R; Mani, Sudhagar; Adolphson, Ryan

    2012-06-08

    In this project we focused on several aspects of technology development that advances the formation of an integrated biorefinery. These focus areas include: [ 1] pretreatment of biomass to enhance quality of products from thermochemical conversion; [2] characterization of and development of coproduct uses; [3] advancement in fermentation of lignocellulosics and particularly C5 and C6 sugars simultaneously, and [ 4] development of algal biomass as a potential substrate for the biorefinery. These advancements are intended to provide a diverse set of product choices within the biorefinery, thus improving the cost effectiveness of the system. Technical effectiveness was demonstrated in the thermochemical product quality in the form of lower tar production, simultaneous of use of multiple sugars in fermentation, use ofbiochar in environmental (ammonia adsorption) and agricultural applications, and production of algal biomass in wastewaters. Economic feasibility of algal biomass production systems seems attractive, relative to the other options. However, further optimization in all paths, and testing/demonstration at larger scales are required to fully understand the economic viabilities. The coproducts provide a clear picture that multiple streams of value can be generated within an integrated biorefinery, and these include fuels and products.

  7. Project Report: Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gavin, Patricia

    2011-01-01

    To better understand geochemical processes occurring on Europa's seafloor, we investigated the effects of varying Fe?content in the seafloor rock and varying temperature. Iron is important in such geochemical processes as the production of methane through serpentinization (e.g. Allen and Seyfried, 2003) and can be a nutrient for microbes (Russell and Hall, 2006; Park and Kim, 2001). It can also offer clues as to the state of differentiation of Europa's core/mantle. If Europa is fully differentiated and contains an iron core, we would expect there to be little iron in the mantle and ocean floor whereas a homogeneous Europa would have iron evenly dispersed throughout the ocean floor. Furthermore, the composition of the ocean is a result of water?rock interactions at the seafloor. This project investigated the effects of temperature on geochemical processes, comparing high temperature (> 250oC) hydrothermal vents (Kelley et al., 2001) to lower temperature (20oC) cold seeps (e.g. Orphan et al., 2002).

  8. ARMADA Project: Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The ARMADA Project provides K-12 teachers with an opportunity to actively participate in ocean, polar, and environmental science research and peer mentoring. Master Teachers develop ways to bring the fruits of their research experiences, including scientific data, methodologies, and technology, into the classroom. They share their experience by mentoring new teachers in their school districts and by presenting their results at National Science Teachers Association National Conventions. Prior to embarking on their research projects, ARMADA Master Teachers participate in an intense training workshop that encompasses standards-based pedagogies, mentoring and coaching strategies, and investigations of advanced ocean science content and resources. The ARMADA Project has involved teachers in research experiences all over the world. Journal entries for recent participants are available.

  9. Future directions of C3 research at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. G. Perry; J. S. Dahmann

    1987-01-01

    Research into C3 related problems is a major effort of the Information Science and Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The major thrusts of projects are in the area of future, high-risk efforts, often resulting in the development of a conceptual model or prototype. Some of these prototypes are then further developed to provide an infrastructure for

  10. Research in the Classroom. Fifth Annual Report of Research Projects Conducted by Educators in Their Classrooms.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Special Education Services.

    This annual report summarizes the eight final reports of classroom research projects funded in May, 1990, by the Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities. Information on each project includes: title, researchers, school and location, statement of the problem, objective, population, assessment, procedure, evaluation, implications, and references.…

  11. Research Associate (013294.0001) Animal Technologist Position: Chronic Wasting Disease Research Project

    E-print Network

    Stephens, Graeme L.

    Research Associate (013294.0001) Animal Technologist Position: Chronic Wasting Disease Research for animals and assist with other assays as part of research on chronic wasting disease (CWD) of deer and elk, and be reliable and dedicated to the research project. Minimum requirement: B.S. degree OR an A.A. degree with 4

  12. Paleoecological investigation of recent lake acidification: Methods and project description: Interim report

    SciTech Connect

    Charles, D.F.; Whitehead, D.R. (eds.)

    1986-11-01

    This report documents the methods used for the interdisciplinary paleoecological investigation of five to fifteen comparable watershed/lake systems from each of four low-alkalinity regions that are currently receiving acidic deposition: Adriondack Mountains, NY, northern New England, northern Great Lakes states, and northern Florida. The primary objective of the study is to develop an integrated paleoecological approach to making a detailed reconstruction of the recent history of pH-related changes and demonstrating this approach in a representative suite of lakes from each of the regions. Inference of historical pH levels is based on diatom stratigraphies with chrysophytes used for support. Dating of sediments strata is based on lead-210 with pollen and charcoal used for support. Other sediment stratigraphies are measured either to explore possible causes of any inferred pH changes or to test their ability to reflect the pH changes indicated by the diatoms and chrysophytes. The major portion of the report is detailed descriptions of methods used for PIRLA research activities: lake selection; watershed and climatic history analysis, sediment coring and subsampling; analysis of sediment pollen and charcoal, coal and oil soot, diatoms, chrysophytes, chironomids, cladocera, Pb-210 dating, total metals, sequential extraction of metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, total sulfur, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen, sulfur isotopes; water chemistry; and the variability study.

  13. RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS OFFICE Current & Confirmed Research Project Grants

    E-print Network

    Crawford, Ian

    & Cultural Studies Critical Work? Developing and ethical contract for arts-based work placements in HE, Ethics, 1870-1920. Leverhulme Trust Burdett, C Dr 01/09/2012 31/05/2013 33,535 Romanticism at the Fin de,602 The Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writing: Editing, Australian Research Council Wiseman, S Dr 01

  14. RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS OFFICE RESEARCH PROJECTS CURRENT & CONFIRMED

    E-print Network

    Cocea, Mihaela

    School of Arts Funder Grant Holder Start End Amount English and Humanities Modern European Languages, Transnational & Environmental Futures Beyond the "American Century". Arts & Humanities Research Council Hartnell, A Dr 01/09/2013 28/02/2015 95,581 The Weird: Fugitive Fictions, Hybrid Genres. Modern Humanities

  15. Environmental training research project. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-04-01

    Santa Fe Community College serves an area including the city and county of Santa Fe. The population has a high percentage of Hispanics and a Native American population of about 3%. The student body at the college generally reflects that of the service district. The college strives to recruit students from all segments of the population so there is representation among all ethnic and economic groups. The college strives to serve students and the community by offering educational opportunities that meet the needs of both elements and which will lead to gainful employment. Instruction is also offered to meets needs for retraining, upgrades, and personal enlightenment. The college started a hazardous materials management program in the fall of 1991 which has since been renamed environmental management. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for environmental careers, to provide required training such as OSHA HAZWOPER and refresher courses, and to provide educational opportunities that would make the public more environmentally aware. The program content needs to be studied to ensure we`re meeting the needs of the students and the business community. There had not been a significant opportunity to conduct this research.

  16. Flight Research and Validation Formerly Experimental Capabilities Supersonic Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Banks, Daniel

    2009-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the work of the Experimental Capabilities Supersonic project, that is being reorganized into Flight Research and Validation. The work of Experimental Capabilities Project in FY '09 is reviewed, and the specific centers that is assigned to do the work is given. The portfolio of the newly formed Flight Research and Validation (FRV) group is also reviewed. The various projects for FY '10 for the FRV are detailed. These projects include: Eagle Probe, Channeled Centerbody Inlet Experiment (CCIE), Supersonic Boundary layer Transition test (SBLT), Aero-elastic Test Wing-2 (ATW-2), G-V External Vision Systems (G5 XVS), Air-to-Air Schlieren (A2A), In Flight Background Oriented Schlieren (BOS), Dynamic Inertia Measurement Technique (DIM), and Advanced In-Flight IR Thermography (AIR-T).

  17. Human-Robot Interaction Directed Research Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sandor, Aniko; Cross, Ernest V., II; Chang, M. L.

    2014-01-01

    Human-robot interaction (HRI) is a discipline investigating the factors affecting the interactions between humans and robots. It is important to evaluate how the design of interfaces and command modalities affect the human's ability to perform tasks accurately, efficiently, and effectively when working with a robot. By understanding the effects of interface design on human performance, workload, and situation awareness, interfaces can be developed to appropriately support the human in performing tasks with minimal errors and with appropriate interaction time and effort. Thus, the results of research on human-robot interfaces have direct implications for the design of robotic systems. This DRP concentrates on three areas associated with interfaces and command modalities in HRI which are applicable to NASA robot systems: 1) Video Overlays, 2) Camera Views, and 3) Command Modalities. The first study focused on video overlays that investigated how Augmented Reality (AR) symbology can be added to the human-robot interface to improve teleoperation performance. Three types of AR symbology were explored in this study, command guidance (CG), situation guidance (SG), and both (SCG). CG symbology gives operators explicit instructions on what commands to input, whereas SG symbology gives operators implicit cues so that operators can infer the input commands. The combination of CG and SG provided operators with explicit and implicit cues allowing the operator to choose which symbology to utilize. The objective of the study was to understand how AR symbology affects the human operator's ability to align a robot arm to a target using a flight stick and the ability to allocate attention between the symbology and external views of the world. The study evaluated the effects type of symbology (CG and SG) has on operator tasks performance and attention allocation during teleoperation of a robot arm. The second study expanded on the first study by evaluating the effects of the type of navigational guidance (CG and SG) on operator task performance and attention allocation during teleoperation of a robot arm through uplinked commands. Although this study complements the first study on navigational guidance with hand controllers, it is a separate investigation due to the distinction in intended operators (i.e., crewmembers versus ground-operators). A third study looked at superimposed and integrated overlays for teleoperation of a mobile robot using a hand controller. When AR is superimposed on the external world, it appears to be fixed onto the display and internal to the operators' workstation. Unlike superimposed overlays, integrated overlays often appear as three-dimensional objects and move as if part of the external world. Studies conducted in the aviation domain show that integrated overlays can improve situation awareness and reduce the amount of deviation from the optimal path. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether these results apply to HRI tasks, such as navigation with a mobile robot. HRP GAPS This HRI research contributes to closure of HRP gaps by providing information on how display and control characteristics - those related to guidance, feedback, and command modalities - affect operator performance. The overarching goals are to improve interface usability, reduce operator error, and develop candidate guidelines to design effective human-robot interfaces.

  18. Reflections on an Action Research Project in Teacher Education: The Emancipatory Project under Scrutiny

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Christiansen, Iben

    2008-01-01

    The Advanced Certificate of Education (ACE) specialisation in mathematics (for the FET) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal includes a module on professional practice in mathematics education. As part of this module students complete an action research project on their own teaching. This article describes both the progression of one action research

  19. The eAdmissions National Project: a research informed approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lorna Peters; Amanda Derrick; Teresa Damen; Matthew Marsh; Richard Ovenden

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the eAdmissions National Project and provide some insights into a selection of the forms of research which have been conducted to inform the Project effectively. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Four different kinds of studies are described as examples of different themes being pursued towards developing a better understanding of parents'\\/carers' needs and

  20. Advanced Satellite Research Project: SCAR Research Database. Bibliographic analysis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    1991-01-01

    The literature search was provided to locate and analyze the most recent literature that was relevant to the research. This was done by cross-relating books, articles, monographs, and journals that relate to the following topics: (1) Experimental Systems - Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS), and (2) Integrated System Digital Network (ISDN) and Advance Communication Techniques (ISDN and satellites, ISDN standards, broadband ISDN, flame relay and switching, computer networks and satellites, satellite orbits and technology, satellite transmission quality, and network configuration). Bibliographic essay on literature citations and articles reviewed during the literature search task is provided.

  1. Human-Robot Interaction Directed Research Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sandor, Aniko; Cross, Ernest V., II; Chang, Mai Lee

    2014-01-01

    Human-robot interaction (HRI) is a discipline investigating the factors affecting the interactions between humans and robots. It is important to evaluate how the design of interfaces and command modalities affect the human's ability to perform tasks accurately, efficiently, and effectively when working with a robot. By understanding the effects of interface design on human performance, workload, and situation awareness, interfaces can be developed to appropriately support the human in performing tasks with minimal errors and with appropriate interaction time and effort. Thus, the results of research on human-robot interfaces have direct implications for the design of robotic systems. This DRP concentrates on three areas associated with interfaces and command modalities in HRI which are applicable to NASA robot systems: 1) Video Overlays, 2) Camera Views, and 3) Command Modalities. The first study focused on video overlays that investigated how Augmented Reality (AR) symbology can be added to the human-robot interface to improve teleoperation performance. Three types of AR symbology were explored in this study, command guidance (CG), situation guidance (SG), and both (SCG). CG symbology gives operators explicit instructions on what commands to input, whereas SG symbology gives operators implicit cues so that operators can infer the input commands. The combination of CG and SG provided operators with explicit and implicit cues allowing the operator to choose which symbology to utilize. The objective of the study was to understand how AR symbology affects the human operator's ability to align a robot arm to a target using a flight stick and the ability to allocate attention between the symbology and external views of the world. The study evaluated the effects type of symbology (CG and SG) has on operator tasks performance and attention allocation during teleoperation of a robot arm. The second study expanded on the first study by evaluating the effects of the type of navigational guidance (CG and SG) on operator task performance and attention allocation during teleoperation of a robot arm through uplinked commands. Although this study complements the first study on navigational guidance with hand controllers, it is a separate investigation due to the distinction in intended operators (i.e., crewmembers versus ground-operators). A third study looked at superimposed and integrated overlays for teleoperation of a mobile robot using a hand controller. When AR is superimposed on the external world, it appears to be fixed onto the display and internal to the operators' workstation. Unlike superimposed overlays, integrated overlays often appear as three-dimensional objects and move as if part of the external world. Studies conducted in the aviation domain show that integrated overlays can improve situation awareness and reduce the amount of deviation from the optimal path. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether these results apply to HRI tasks, such as navigation with a mobile robot.

  2. Dryden Flight Research Center Critical Chain Project Management Implementation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hines, Dennis O.

    2012-01-01

    In Fiscal Year 2011 Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) implemented a new project management system called Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM). Recent NASA audits have found that the Dryden workforce is strained under increasing project demand and that multi-tasking has been carried to a whole new level at Dryden. It is very common to have an individual work on 10 different projects during a single pay period. Employee surveys taken at Dryden have identified work/life balance as the number one issue concerning employees. Further feedback from the employees indicated that project planning is the area needing the most improvement. In addition, employees have been encouraged to become more innovative, improve job skills, and seek ways to improve overall job efficiency. In order to deal with these challenges, DFRC management decided to adopt the CCPM system that is specifically designed to operate in a resource constrained multi-project environment. This paper will discuss in detail the rationale behind the selection of CCPM and the goals that will be achieved through this implementation. The paper will show how DFRC is tailoring the CCPM system to the flight research environment as well as laying out the implementation strategy. Results of the ongoing implementation will be discussed as well as change management challenges and organizational cultural changes. Finally this paper will present some recommendations on how this system could be used by selected NASA projects or centers.

  3. Initial Investigation of Operational Concept Elements for NASA's NextGen-Airportal Project Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lohr, Gary; Lee, Jonathan; Poage, James L.; Tobias, Leonard

    2009-01-01

    The NextGen-Airportal Project is organized into three research focus areas: Safe and Efficient Surface Operations, Coordinated Arrival/Departure Operations Management, and Airportal Transition and Integration Management. The content in this document was derived from an examination of constraints and problems at airports for accommodating future increases in air traffic, and from an examination of capabilities envisioned for NextGen. The concepts are organized around categories of constraints and problems and therefore do not precisely match, but generally reflect, the research focus areas. The concepts provide a framework for defining and coordinating research activities that are, and will be, conducted by the NextGen-Airportal Project. The concepts will help the research activities function as an integrated set focused on future needs for airport operations and will aid aligning the research activities with NextGen key capabilities. The concepts are presented as concept elements with more detailed sub-elements under each concept element. For each concept element, the following topics are discussed: constraints and problems being addressed, benefit descriptions, required technology and infrastructure, and an initial list of potential research topics. Concept content will be updated and more detail added as the research progresses. The concepts are focused on enhancing airportal capacity and efficiency in a timeframe 20 to 25 years in the future, which is similar to NextGen's timeframe.

  4. Inventory of Federal energy-related environment and safety research for FY 1979. Volume II. Project listings and indexes

    SciTech Connect

    None

    1980-12-01

    This volume contains summaries of FY 1979 government-sponsored environment and safety research related to energy arranged by log number, which groups the projects by reporting agency. The log number is a unique number assigned to each project from a block of numbers set aside for each contributing agency. Information elements included in the summary listings are project title, principal investigators, research organization, project number, contract number, supporting organization, funding level, related energy sources with numbers indicating percentages of effort devoted to each, and R and D categories. A brief description of each project is given, and this is followed by subject index terms that were assigned for computer searching and for generating the printed subject index in the back of this volume.

  5. Multimillion Dollar Construction Project Completed in Glenn's Icing Research Tunnel

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kevdzija, Susan L.

    2001-01-01

    Over the last year, the Glenn Research Center's Icing Research Tunnel (IRT) underwent a major $5.2 million rehabilitation project as part of the Construction of Facilities program. The scope of the project included redesign and replacement of the 55-yr-old heat exchanger, the addition of fan outlet guide vanes for flow conditioning downstream of the 25-ft-diameter fan, and redesign and replacement of the C and D corner-turning vanes. The purpose of the rehabilitation was to replace old portions of the infrastructure and to improve the aerodynamic flow quality in the tunnel.

  6. Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage

    SciTech Connect

    Kinoshita, Kim (ed.)

    1991-06-01

    The US DOE's Office of Propulsion Systems provides support for an electrochemical energy storage program, which includes R D on advanced rechargeable batteries and fuel cells. A major goal of this program is to develop electrochemical power sources suitable for application in electric vehicles (EVs). The program centers on advanced systems that offer the potential for high performance and low life-cycle costs, both of which are necessary to permit significant penetration into commercial markets. The general R D areas addressed by the project include identification of new electrochemical couples for advanced batteries, determination of technical feasibility of the new couples, improvements in battery components and materials, establishment of engineering principles applicable to electrochemical energy storage and conversion, and the development of air-system (fuel cell, metal/air) technology for transportation applications. Major emphasis is given to applied research which will lead to superior performance and lower life-cycle costs. The TBR Project is divided into three major project elements: Exploratory Research, Applied Science Research, and Air Systems Research. Highlights of each project element are summarized according to the appropriate battery system or electrochemical research area. 16 figs., 4 tabs.

  7. Data management for community research projects: A JGOFS case study

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lowry, Roy K.

    1992-01-01

    Since the mid 1980s, much of the marine science research effort in the United Kingdom has been focused into large scale collaborative projects involving public sector laboratories and university departments, termed Community Research Projects. Two of these, the Biogeochemical Ocean Flux Study (BOFS) and the North Sea Project incorporated large scale data collection to underpin multidisciplinary modeling efforts. The challenge of providing project data sets to support the science was met by a small team within the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) operating as a topical data center. The role of the data center was to both work up the data from the ship's sensors and to combine these data with sample measurements into online databases. The working up of the data was achieved by a unique symbiosis between data center staff and project scientists. The project management, programming and data processing skills of the data center were combined with the oceanographic experience of the project communities to develop a system which has produced quality controlled, calibrated data sets from 49 research cruises in 3.5 years of operation. The data center resources required to achieve this were modest and far outweighed by the time liberated in the scientific community by the removal of the data processing burden. Two online project databases have been assembled containing a very high proportion of the data collected. As these are under the control of BODC their long term availability as part of the UK national data archive is assured. The success of the topical data center model for UK Community Research Project data management has been founded upon the strong working relationships forged between the data center and project scientists. These can only be established by frequent personal contact and hence the relatively small size of the UK has been a critical factor. However, projects covering a larger, even international scale could be successfully supported by a network of topical data centers managing online databases which are interconnected by object oriented distributed data management systems over wide area networks.

  8. Lower Columbia River Terminal Fisheries Research Project : Final Environmental Assessment.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1995-04-01

    This notice announces BPA`S`s decision to fund the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Clatsop Economic Development Committee for the Lower Columbia River Terminal Fisheries Research Project (Project). The Project will continue the testing of various species/stocks, rearing regimes, and harvest options for terminal fisheries, as a means to increase lower river sport and commercial harvest of hatchery fish, while providing both greater protection of weaker wild stocks and increasing the return of upriver salmon runs to potential Zone 6 Treaty fisheries. The Project involves relocating hatchery smolts to new, additional pen locations in three bays/sloughs in the lower Columbia River along both the Oregon and Washington sides. The sites are Blind Slough and Tongue Point in Clatsop County, Oregon, and Grays Bay/Deep River, Wahkiakum County, Washington. The smolts will be acclimated for various lengths of time in the net pens and released from these sites. The Project will expand upon an existing terminal fisheries project in Youngs Bay, Oregon. The Project may be expanded to other sites in the future, depending on the results of this initial expansion. BPA`S has determined the project is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required, and BPA`S is issuing this FONSI.

  9. Congressional hearing reviews NSF major research and facilities projects

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    2012-03-01

    An 8 March congressional hearing about the U.S. National Science Foundation's Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (NSF MREFC) account focused on fiscal management and accountability of projects in that account and reviewed concerns raised by NSF's Office of Inspector General (OIG). NSF established the MREFC account in 1995 to better plan and manage investments in major equipment and facilities projects, which can cost from tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars, and the foundation has funded 17 MREFC projects since then. The Obama administration's proposed fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget includes funding for four MREFC projects: Advanced Laser Gravitational-Wave Observatory (AdvLIGO), Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST), National Ecological Observatory (NEON), and Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The hearing, held by a subcommittee of the House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, reviewed management oversight throughout the life cycles of MREFC projects and concerns raised in recent OIG reports about the use of budget contingency funds. NSF's February 2012 manual called “Risk management guide for large facilities” states that cost contingency is “that portion of the project budget required to cover ‘known unknowns,’” such as planning and estimating errors and omissions, minor labor or material price fluctuations, and design developments and changes within the project scope. Committee members acknowledged measures that NSF has made to improve the MREFC oversight process, but they also urged the agency to continue to take steps to ensure better project management.

  10. University-Level Research Projects for High School Students

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McConnell, Mark L.

    2000-01-01

    The goal of this project was to provide an opportunity for high school students to participate in university-level research projects. In this case, students from Pinkerton Academy (Derry, New Hampshire) were invited to participate in efforts to catalog data from the COMPTEL experiment on NASA's Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO). These activities were part of a senior level honors course at Pinkerton. Although the success of this particular program was rather limited, we feel that the general concept is a sound one. In principle, the concept of partnerships between local schools and university researchers is one that could be especially attractive to soft money researchers. Programs can be carefully designed to benefit both the students and the research program.

  11. Laboratory technology research - abstracts of FY 1997 projects

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-11-01

    The Laboratory Technology Research (LTR) program supports high-risk, multidisciplinary research partnerships to investigate challenging scientific problems whose solutions have promising commercial potential. These partnerships capitalize on two great strengths of this country: the world-class basic research capability of the DOE Energy Research (ER) multi-program national laboratories and the unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit of American industry. A distinguishing feature of the ER multi-program national laboratories is their ability to integrate broad areas of science and engineering in support of national research and development goals. The LTR program leverages this strength for the Nation`s benefit by fostering partnerships with US industry. The partners jointly bring technology research to a point where industry or the Department`s technology development programs can pursue final development and commercialization. Projects supported by the LTR program are conducted by the five ER multi-program laboratories. These projects explore the applications of basic research advances relevant to DOE`s mission over a full range of scientific disciplines. The program presently emphasizes three critical areas of mission-related research: advanced materials; intelligent processing/manufacturing research; and sustainable environments.

  12. Research ethics and participatory research in an interdisciplinary technology?enhanced learning project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Frances Tracy; Patrick Carmichael

    2010-01-01

    This account identifies some of the tensions that became apparent in a large interdisciplinary technology?enhanced learning project as its members attempted to maintain their commitment to responsive, participatory research and development in naturalistic research settings while also ‘enacting’ these commitments in formal research review processes. It discusses how these review processes were accompanied by a commitment to continuing discussion and

  13. Project Head Start Research and Evaluation Center, Syracuse University Research Institute. Final Report, November 1, 1967.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hall, Vernon; And Others

    This document describes the research activities of the Syracuse University Evaluation and Research Center for the year September 1, 1966 through August 31, 1967. This final report is organized on the basis of six research projects, which have been abstracted under the following titles and numbers: (1) Experiments in Grammatical Processing in…

  14. The REVEL Project: an Oceanographic Research Immersion Professional Development Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. Robigou

    2004-01-01

    The REVEL Project (Research and Education: Volcanoes, Exploration and Life) is an NSF-funded, professional development program for middle and high school science teachers that are motivated to use deep-sea research and seafloor exploration as tools to implement inquiry-based science in their classrooms, schools, and districts, and to share their experiences with their communities. Initiated in 1996 as a regional program

  15. Catalog of research projects at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1985

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1985-01-01

    This Catalog has been created to aid in the transfer of technology from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to potential users in industry, government, universities, and the public. The projects are listed for the following LBL groups: Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, Applied Science Division, Biology and Medicine Division, Center for Advanced Materials, Chemical Biodynamics Division, Computing Division, Earth Sciences Division, Engineering and Technical Services Division, Materials and Molecular Research Division, Nuclear Science Division, and Physics Division.

  16. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SCIENCE PROGRAM RESEARCH PROJECTS TO IMPROVE DECONTAMINATION AND DECOMMISIONING OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FACILITIES

    SciTech Connect

    Phillips, Ann Marie

    2003-02-27

    This paper describes fourteen basic science projects aimed at solving decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) problems within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Funded by the Environmental Science Management Program (EMSP), these research projects address D&D problems where basic science is needed to expand knowledge and develop solutions to help DOE meet its cleanup milestones. EMSP uses directed solicitations targeted at identified Environmental Management (EM) needs to ensure that research results are directly applicable to DOE's EM problems. The program then helps transition the projects from basic to applied research by identifying end-users and coordinating proof-of-principle field tests. EMSP recently funded fourteen D&D research projects through the directed solicitation process. These research projects will be discussed, including description, current status, and potential impact. Through targeted research and proof-of-principle tests, it is hoped that EMSP's fourteen D&D basic research projects will directly impact and provide solutions to DOE's D&D problems.

  17. 34 CFR 664.13 - What is a group research or study project?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...What is a group research or study project? 664.13 Section...FULBRIGHT-HAYS GROUP PROJECTS ABROAD PROGRAM What Kinds of Projects...What is a group research or study project? (a)(1) A group research or study project is designed to...

  18. 34 CFR 664.13 - What is a group research or study project?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...What is a group research or study project? 664.13 Section...FULBRIGHT-HAYS GROUP PROJECTS ABROAD PROGRAM What Kinds of Projects...What is a group research or study project? (a)(1) A group research or study project is designed to...

  19. Project SunSHINE: A Student Based Solar Research Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Donahue, R.

    2000-12-01

    Eastchester Middle School (NY) is currently conducting an ongoing, interdisciplinary solar research program entitled Project SunSHINE, for Students Help Investigate Nature in Eastchester. Students are to determine how ultraviolet and visible light levels vary throughout the year at the school's geographic location, and to ascertain if any measured variations correlate to daily weather conditions or sunspot activity. The educational goal is to provide students the opportunity to conduct original and meaningful scientific research, while learning to work collaboratively with peers and teachers in accordance with national mathematics, science and technology standards. Project SunSHINE requires the student researchers to employ a number of technologies to collect and analyze data, including light sensors, astronomical imaging software, an onsite AirWatch Weather Station, Internet access to retrieve daily solar images from the National Solar Observatory's Kitt Peak Vacuum Telescope, and two wide field telescopes for live sunspot observations. The program has been integrated into the science, mathematics, health and computer technology classes. Solar and weather datasets are emailed weekly to physicist Dr. Gil Yanow of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for inclusion in his global study of light levels. Dr. Yanow credited the Project SunSHINE student researchers last year for the discovery of an inverse relationship between relative humidity and ultraviolet light levels. The Journal News Golden Apple Awards named Project SunSHINE the 1999 New York Wired Applied Technology Award winner. This honor recognizes the year's outstanding educational technology program at both the elementary and secondary level, and included a grant of \\$20,000 to the research program. Teacher training and image processing software for Project SunSHINE has been supplied by The Use of Astronomy in Research Based Science Education (RBSE), a Teacher Enhancement Program funded by the National Science Foundation and conducted at the facilities of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona.

  20. Building research capacity for evidence-informed tobacco control in Canada: a case description

    PubMed Central

    McDonald, Paul W; Viehbeck, Sarah; Robinson, Sarah J; Leatherdale, Scott T; Nykiforuk, Candace IJ; Jolin, Mari Alice

    2009-01-01

    Tobacco use remains the leading cause of death and disability in Canada. Insufficient research capacity can inhibit evidence-informed decision making for tobacco control. This paper outlines a Canadian project to build research capacity, defined as a community's ability to produce research that adequately informs practice, policy, and future research in a timely, practical manner. A key component is that individuals and teams within the community must mutually engage around common, collectively negotiated goals to address specific practices, policies or programs of research. An organizing framework, a set of activities to build strategic recruitment, productivity tools, and procedures for enhancing social capital are described. Actions are intended to facilitate better alignment between research and the priorities of policy developers and service providers, enhance the external validity of the work performed, and reduce the time required to inform policy and practice. PMID:19664224

  1. Efficient recognition of 3D rigid solid objects from 2D projective images based on projective invariant descriptions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gevers, Theo; Smeulders, Arnold W. M.

    1994-08-01

    This paper proposes an efficient method to recognize 3-D rigid, solid objects from 2-D projective images in the presence of object overlapping and occlusion which is robust to noise, location accuracy, and able to deal with multiple instances of a model in a scene. The task of the recognition method is to find instances of known object models in projective images. Projective invariants shape descriptors of 3-D solid objects are generated which are invariant to a change in the point of view. To obtain these projective invariants, the classical projective geometry has been taken as a starting point. It is classically known that the cross ratio is projectively invariant. The invariants describing the model are used as `keys' to index the model into a hash table. Because these keys remain the same under the projective transformation they are computed for objects found in an image and used to determine which object model is present in an image. Experiments show excellent performance and together with the inherent parallelism of the recognition method makes the method a promising one.

  2. Aeroacoustic research facilities at NASA Langley Research Center: Description and operational characteristics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hubbard, H. H.; Manning, J. C.

    1983-01-01

    A number of facilities were developed which provide unique test capabilities for aeroacoustic research. Information regarding physical layouts, dimensions, construction features, and operating capabilities of these facilities is compiled. Possible research applications include the behavior of such noise sources as jets, rotors, and propellers in simulated forward motion; studies of noise due to the interactions of aerodynamic flows with solid surfaces and bodies; sound propagation in ducts with airflow; and the evaluation of acoustical materials.

  3. The Research to Action Project: Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses.

    PubMed

    Silas, Linda

    2012-03-01

    The number of new nurses entering the profession has increased, but the need to retain nurses in the profession continues to be a critical priority. The consequences of the nursing shortage are reflected in continued high levels of overtime, absenteeism and turnover. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Dietitians of Canada, initiated the project Research to Action: Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses (RTA). The RTA initiative comprised research-based pilot projects, implemented in 10 jurisdictions across the country, that aimed to improve workplaces and increase the retention and recruitment of nurses. Unions, employers, governments, universities and professional associations came together in an unprecedented show of collaboration. Lessons and knowledge were shared among the projects, which were evaluated for their viability in other jurisdictions and professions. The pilots led to increased leadership, engagement and professional development, and decreased overtime, absenteeism and turnover. PMID:22398473

  4. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT NEW ENGINE TECHNOLOGY FOR CALIFORNIA'S COMBINED HEAT AND POWER MARKET MARCH 2013 CEC-500-2013-119 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Waltham, MA 02451 781-466-6431 www.tecogen.com Contract Number: PIR-08-022 Prepared for: California Energy

  5. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT DEMONSTRATION OF ADVANCED-2013-147 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Electric Power Group, LLC #12;PREPARED BY: Primary: California Energy Commission Jamie Patterson Contract Manager Fernando Pina Office Manager Energy Systems

  6. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT THE VALUE OF NATURAL GAS STORAGE-2013-131 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: ICF International #12;PREPARED BY: Primary Author: California Energy Commission David Michel Contract Manager Fernando Pina Office Manager Energy Systems

  7. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT Production of Substituted Natural 2012 CEC5002013104 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: University of California-781-5791 951-781-5790 (fax) www.ucr.edu Contract Number: 500-11-004 Prepared for: California Energy Commission

  8. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT DEVELOPMENT OF STEAM for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: University of California #12; PREPARED BY: Primary-781-5791 951-781-5790 (fax) Contract Number: 500-09-008 Prepared for: California Energy Commission David

  9. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT DRILLING AND TESTING5002013083AP Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Layman Energy Associates, Inc. #12; PREPARED BY: Primary Author(s): Erik B. Layman Layman Energy Associates, Inc. 1584 Cordova Drive San Luis

  10. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT DRILLING AND TESTING Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Layman Energy Associates, Inc. #12; PREPARED BY: Primary Author(s): Erik B. Layman Layman Energy Associates, Inc. 1584 Cordova Drive San Luis

  11. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT EVALUATION OF NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION FOR SOLAR FORECASTING Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: California Solar Energy Collaborative University of California, San Diego APRIL 2012 CEC-500-2013-115 #12;PRIMARY AUTHOR

  12. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT ADVANCED CHARACTERIZATION OF WIND RESOURCES IN SELECTED FOCUS AREAS OF CALIFORNIA Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: AWS-06-024 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Mike Kane Contract Manager Linda Spiegel Office Manager Energy

  13. Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 10, Spring 2007

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Deaver, Sharon R., Ed.

    2008-01-01

    As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating…

  14. Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 17, Fall 2010

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Cutcher, Cortney L., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 5900 Culminating…

  15. Thinking Like Researchers: An ESL Project that Investigates Local Communities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McPherron, Paul; Randolph, Patrick T.

    2013-01-01

    Drawing on task-based and intercultural teaching approaches, this article presents an ESL classroom project at two different university settings in which students investigate aspects of their local communities through the use of ethnographic and observational research techniques. For related reasons, the instructors at each university developed…

  16. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT RANKING AND PRIORITIZING THE DEPLOYMENT OF COMMUNITY- SCALE ENERGY MEASURES BASED ON THEIR INDIRECT EFFECTS IN CALIFORNIA'S CLIMATE ZONES MARCH 2013 CEC-500-2013-122 ALTOSTRATUS Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by

  17. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT ADVANCED POWER ELECTRONICS INTERFACE-2014-006 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: National Renewable Energy Laboratory #12;PREPARED Harrison National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, CO 80401 Contract Number

  18. Literacy, Welfare & Work: Longitudinal Research Project. Final Report and Recommendations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Janet

    The 3-year Literacy, Welfare, and Work Longitudinal Research Project explored the complex relationship between literacy and employment within the context of welfare reform in Manitoba, in an attempt to identify the barriers to education and employment that adult learners experience, as well as the policies, programs, and support services that best…

  19. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    , Ltd. Rick Chitwood, Chitwood Energy Management, Inc. Bruce A. Wilcox, P.E. Proctor Engineering Group and developed this report. Bruce Wilcox served as project manager. The research team acknowledges the support) conducted by Bruce A. Wilcox, P.E. , Rick Chitwood of Chitwood Energy Management, Inc., and John Proctor, P

  20. Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 7, Fall 2005

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    McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Fritch, Sarah C., Ed.

    2007-01-01

    As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating…

  1. Engagement over Exposure: Designing Applied Research Projects for Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hahn, Hilary; Marquez, Joy; Reznik, Vivian; Hoyt, David; Daley, Sandra

    2002-01-01

    Describes how the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the San Diego Housing Commission, and San Diego State University worked together through the UCSD Community Outreach Partnership Center to engage students in the design and implementation of an applied research project in City Heights, a low-income neighborhood in San Diego. (EV)

  2. AN OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1968

    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF PROTOTYPE LIBRARY SYSTEMS WHICH UTILIZE OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION INPUT HAS CENTERED AROUND OPTICAL PAGE READERS AND DOCUMENT READERS. THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF BOTH THESE OPTICAL SCANNERS IS SUCH THAT BOTH ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR LIBRARY INPUT PREPARATION. A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT UTILIZING THE TWO TYPES OF READERS, SINCE…

  3. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Application of Hydrogen Assisted Lean Operation to BiogasFueled Reciprocating Engines (BioHALO) is the final Application of Hydrogen Assisted Lean Operation to BiogasFueled Reciprocating Engines (BioHALO) . CaliforniaPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT APPLICATION OF HYDROGEN

  4. SUPERCONDUCTING RF PROJECT AT THE SYNCHROTRON RADIATION RESEARCH CENTER

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ch. Wang; L. H. Chang; S. S. Chang; F. Z. Hsiao; M. C. Lin; G. H. Luo; T. T. Yang; M. S. Yeh; C. C. Kuo; R. Sah; C. T. Chen

    The Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (SRRC) as a third generation light source facility began a major machine upgrade project in 1999. This upgrade will double the synchrotron light intensity operating at beam current of up to 500mA. The higher order mode (HOM) effects induced by the accelerating cavities will be eliminated to guarantee spectral performance. The superconducting 500-MHz cavity of

  5. Service-Learning Projects Developed from Institutional Research Questions

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    Zack, Maria; Crow, Greg

    2013-01-01

    Institutional research questions provide an excellent source of interesting problems for service-learning projects for undergraduates in mathematics. This paper discusses how this model has been implemented at Point Loma Nazarene University and provides both examples and practical details. (Contains 6 figures.)

  6. Ph.D. Research Projects available in the Superconductivity Group

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    Hampshire, Damian

    Ph.D. Research Projects available in the Superconductivity Group Background|: i) Experiments in high-magnetic-fields: Members of the superconductivity group in Durham have published arguably the most important JC(B,T,) data on superconducting materials and developed a new theoretical scaling law which

  7. Sponsored Projects Accounting TO: Business Managers and Research Administrators

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Message Library). Detailed information regarding the Asset Information System can be found at the FIS Help the functional areas of a property control system: Property Management, Definitions, Accountability, Asset SystemSponsored Projects Accounting TO: Business Managers and Research Administrators FROM: Joseph M

  8. Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 6, Fall 2004

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Bothman, Susan M., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating…

  9. Water Research Foundation Project 4090 Decision Support System

    E-print Network

    Keller, Arturo A.

    Water Research Foundation Project 4090 Decision Support System for Sustainable Energy Management > Uncertainties ­ Future energy pricing ­ Reliability of energy supplies ­ Water supply forecasts ­ Customer use ­ Simon Fraser University Vancouver, BC Canada April 10th, 2009 2nd Forum on Energy & Water Sustainability

  10. Electrical Distribution. Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sappe', Hoyt; Kirkpatrick, Thomas

    This report provides results of Phase I of a project that researched the occupational area of electrical distribution, established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. These results are intended to guide development of a program designed to train apprentice line workers. Section 1 contains general information: purpose of Phase…

  11. Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 13, Fall 2008

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Cutcher, Cortney L., Ed.

    2010-01-01

    As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating…

  12. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    needed to confirm financing of a proposed new 33 megawatt Buckeye Power Plant in the northwest areaEnergy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT RESERVOIR CONFIRMATION 2011 CEC5002013APB Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Geysers Power Company

  13. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    needed to confirm financing of a proposed new 33 megawatt Buckeye Power Plant in the northwest areaEnergy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT RESERVOIR CONFIRMATION5002013076 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Geysers Power Company, LLC ("Calpine

  14. Prioritization of Ecosystem Services Research: Tampa Bay Demonstration Project.

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Tampa Bay Ecosystem Services Demonstration Project (TBESDP) is a component of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s Ecosystem Services Research Program. The principal objectives of TBESDP are (1) to quantify the ecosystem services of the Tampa Bay watershed, (2) to deter...

  15. Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 3, Spring 2003.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Moyer, Peggy S., Ed.

    This document presents the course syllabus for Education 590 Culminating Experience at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's teacher licensure program. It also includes action research projects from spring 2003: "'To Track or Untrack...That Is the Question'" (Sarah Armes); "Providing Urban Students with the Motivation to Succeed in School"…

  16. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The PIER Program Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water End Use Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy TechnologiesPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

  17. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    for the study was provided by Michael Martin a pioneer in water and energy efficiency. The authors appreciate by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplaceEnergy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TESTING PROTOCOLS

  18. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy · Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · RenewableEnergy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT COMMERCIALIZING ZERO ENERGY NEW HOME

  19. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT REDUCTIONS IN URBAN OUTDOOR WATER USE by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace-Use Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation Reductions in urban outdoor water use

  20. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    , and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The PIER Program conducts public interest Preferred Advanced Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable EnergyPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT Pulsed Flow Guidelines

  1. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT WATER HEATING DESIGN GUIDE DECEMBER environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy · Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water End-Use Energy Efficiency

  2. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The PIER Program Integration · Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water End-Use EnergyPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT BARRIERS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

  3. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The Energy Integration · Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse EnergyEnergy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT THE ICHTHYOPLANKTON OF KING HARBOR

  4. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    the quality of life in California by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · TransportationEnergy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT BROWN GREASE RECOVERY

  5. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The PIER Program Integration · Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse EnergyPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT DEFINING THE PATHWAY

  6. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    and Linda Reekie; Water Utilities: Glendale Water and Power ­ Peter Kavounas; Valencia Water CompanyEnergy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT TIME OF USE WATER METER IMPACTS ON CUSTOMER WATER USE OCTOBER 2010 CEC-500-2013-146 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by

  7. A Directed Research Project Investigating Territoriality and Aggression in Crickets.

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    Darling, Ruth A.

    2001-01-01

    Describes a directed research project that examines the territorial and aggressive behavior of crickets. Presents behavioral ecology laboratory experiments in which students test the hypothesis that crickets with established territories are more likely to win confrontations that intruding crickets. (Contains 11 references.) (ASK)

  8. Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 14, Spring 2009

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Cutcher, Cortney L., Ed.

    2010-01-01

    As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating…

  9. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    FOR INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES SEPTEMBER 2010 CEC-500-2013-149 Prepared for: California Energy Commission for their vision, leadership, and initiation of the project. The authors also appreciate the Generation public interest energy research and development that will help improve the quality of life in California

  10. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    the quality of life in California by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services · EnergyRelated Environmental Research · Energy Systems Integration · Environmentally Preferred Advanced Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI). The information from this project contributes to PIER's Renewable

  11. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-print Network

    in this report. #12;ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This project was initiated as part of the larger Daylighting Plus PIER that will help improve the quality of life in California by bringing environmentally safe, affordable Small Grants · EnergyRelated Environmental Research · Energy Systems Integration · Environmentally

  12. Variable Star Research Projects for Outstanding Senior High School Students

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    Percy, J. R.

    2006-06-01

    Several variable star research and education projects have been carried out by outstanding senior high school students, as part of the University of Toronto Mentorship Program. These benefit the students, their schools, the mentor (me), my university, and the astronomical community worldwide.

  13. 77 FR 13578 - Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project; Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers

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    2012-03-07

    ...Rehabilitation Research Project; Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers AGENCY: Office...Rehabilitation Research Project--Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers. CFDA Number...Projects (DRRPs) to serve as Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS)...

  14. The use of interpretive description within Kaupapa M?ori research.

    PubMed

    Brewer, Karen M; Harwood, Matire L N; McCann, Clare M; Crengle, Sue M; Worrall, Linda E

    2014-09-01

    Kaupapa M?ori research (KMR) is an Indigenous research approach that is decolonizing and transformative. Interpretive description (ID) is a qualitative methodology used to generate knowledge relevant to the applied health disciplines. In this article, we discuss how we combined KMR and ID to investigate the experiences of M?ori (the Indigenous peoples of New Zealand) with aphasia and their wh?nau (extended family). This is novel because it is the first time these two approaches have been combined. In the context of aphasia research, we discuss how they work together in theory, and the synergies that became apparent in practice. We conclude that the combination of KMR and ID enables clinicians and M?ori with aphasia to learn from each other and work together, thereby generating knowledge that makes a difference for M?ori with aphasia and their wh?nau. PMID:25097187

  15. DEPARTMENT / CENTER CHECKLIST FOR USDA / REEport PROJECTS AS OF MAY 2013 Researcher__________________________ Department / Center _______________________

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    Collins, Gary S.

    DEPARTMENT / CENTER CHECKLIST FOR USDA / REEport PROJECTS ­ AS OF MAY 2013 Researcher__________________________ Department / Center _______________________ Project Number ______________________ Current Termination Date. Include the following sections: · Not required for Multi-State projects or for State projects _____ Title

  16. High-Alpha Research Vehicle Lateral-Directional Control Law Description, Analyses, and Simulation Results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Davidson, John B.; Murphy, Patrick C.; Lallman, Frederick J.; Hoffler, Keith D.; Bacon, Barton J.

    1998-01-01

    This report contains a description of a lateral-directional control law designed for the NASA High-Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV). The HARV is a F/A-18 aircraft modified to include a research flight computer, spin chute, and thrust-vectoring in the pitch and yaw axes. Two separate design tools, CRAFT and Pseudo Controls, were integrated to synthesize the lateral-directional control law. This report contains a description of the lateral-directional control law, analyses, and nonlinear simulation (batch and piloted) results. Linear analysis results include closed-loop eigenvalues, stability margins, robustness to changes in various plant parameters, and servo-elastic frequency responses. Step time responses from nonlinear batch simulation are presented and compared to design guidelines. Piloted simulation task scenarios, task guidelines, and pilot subjective ratings for the various maneuvers are discussed. Linear analysis shows that the control law meets the stability margin guidelines and is robust to stability and control parameter changes. Nonlinear batch simulation analysis shows the control law exhibits good performance and meets most of the design guidelines over the entire range of angle-of-attack. This control law (designated NASA-1A) was flight tested during the Summer of 1994 at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.

  17. 28 CFR 512.11 - Requirements for research projects and researchers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE...research projects the rights, health, and human dignity of...advancement of knowledge about corrections. (3) The project...be offered. Reasonable accommodations such as nominal monetary...No longer in Bureau of Prisons custody, and (ii) Participating...with both the operation of prison......

  18. ICT and Czech School Culture -- Towards the Pre-Research Phase of a Research Project

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    Zounek, Jiri

    2004-01-01

    The contribution is one of the partial outcomes of a three-year project called Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and School Culture (Czech Science Foundation, grant #406/03/P119). In this paper the author deals with the pre-research phase of the project whose main goal was to complete the existing knowledge of the topic and thus…

  19. Projected Growth in Pharmacy Education and Research, 2010 to 2015

    PubMed Central

    Manolakis, Michael; Webster, Andrew A.; Olsen, Keith M.

    2011-01-01

    Objectives. To determine projected growth in pharmacy education and research from 2010 to 2015 and to relate findings to external and internal factors. Methods. An e-mail survey instrument was sent to all US pharmacy deans, and responses were used to estimate growth in the number of first-professional-degree doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) graduates, residents/fellows, graduate students, faculty members, graduate research faculty members, and postdoctoral fellows. Results were related to the national economy, trends in faculty vacancies, growth trends in other health professions, pharmacist roles, and healthcare reform. Results. Five-year growth projections were: 58% increase in the number of residents/fellows, 23% in postdoctoral fellows, 21% in entry-level PharmD graduates, 19% in graduate/research faculty members, 17% in graduate students, and 13% in total pharmacy faculty members. Residencies/fellowships showed the highest projected growth rates (58%). Graduate education and research data suggest a growing research enterprise. Faculty vacancy trends were downward and this suggests better faculty availability in coming years. Conclusions. Substantial growth is expected from 2010 to 2015 in all areas of pharmacy education. External factors and how well the profession is able to demonstrate its contribution to resolving healthcare problems may influence the actual growth rates achieved. PMID:21931446

  20. Future directions of C3 research at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

    SciTech Connect

    Perry, D.G.; Dahmann, J.S.

    1987-01-01

    Research into C3 related problems is a major effort of the Information Science and Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The major thrusts of projects is in the area of future, high-risk efforts, often resulting in the development of a conceptual model or prototype. Some of these prototypes are then further developed to provide an infrastructure for future research. The programs can be divided into two groups: base technology research programs and testbed programs. The testbeds provide a focus for the technology programs.

  1. Arctic Research Mapping Application (ARMAP) Showcases discovery level metadata for US Funded Research Projects

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    Gaylord, A. G.; Kassin, A.; Cody, R. P.; Manley, W. F.; Dover, M.; Score, R.; Garcia-Lavigne3, D.; Tweedie, C. E.

    2013-12-01

    The Arctic Research Mapping Application (ARMAP) is a suite of online applications and data services that support Arctic science by providing project tracking information (who's doing what, when and where in the region) for United States Government funded projects. Development of an interagency standard for tracking discovery level metadata for projects has been achieved through collaboration with the Alaska Data Integration work group. The US National Science Foundation plus 17 other agencies and organizations have adopted the standard with several entities successfully implementing XML based REST webservices. With ARMAP's web mapping applications and data services (http://armap.org), users can search for research projects by location, year, funding program, keyword, investigator, and discipline, among other variables. Key information about each project is displayed within the application with links to web pages that provide additional information. The ARMAP 2D mapping application has been significantly enhanced to include support for multiple projections, improved base maps, additional reference data layers, and optimization for better performance. In 2013, ship tracks for US National Science Foundation supported vessel based surveys and health care facilities have been included in ARMAP. The additional functionality of this tool will increase awareness of projects funded by numerous entities in the Arctic, enhance coordination for logistics support, help identify geographic gaps in research efforts and potentially foster more collaboration amongst researchers working in the region. Additionally, ARMAP can be used to demonstrate the effects of the International Polar Year (IPY) on funding of different research disciplines by the U.S. Government.

  2. Research Project for Increasing the Pool of Minority Engineers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gott, Susan F. (Technical Monitor); Rogers, Decatur B.

    2003-01-01

    The NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) funded the 2001-2002 Tennessee State University (TSU) Research Project for increasing the pool of minority engineers. The NASA GRC/TSU Research Project is designed to develop a cadre of SMET professionals who have academic and research expertise in technical areas of interest to NASA, in addition to having some familiarity with the mission of the NASA Glenn Research Center. The goal of increasing minority participation in SMET disciplines was accomplished by: (1) introducing and exposing 96 minority youth to Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology (SMET) careers and to the required high school preparation necessary to make high school graduation, college attendance and engineering careers a reality through the campus based pre-college SMET program: Minority Introduction to Engineering (MITE); (2) by providing financial support through scholarships for four (4) TSU engineering students to NASA; (3) familiarization with the SMET profession and with NASA through summer internships at NASA GRC for two TSU NASA Glenn Research Scholars; and experiences through research internships at NASA GRC.

  3. MSRIP 2013 Faculty Research Projects The following faculty research projects are organized by colleges, and then

    E-print Network

    . Bourns College of Engineering Bioengineering Faculty Mentor: Dr. Huinan Liu Research Setting: Lab for tissue regeneration and controlled drug delivery. Materials studied in the lab include polymer, ceramic a novel material that promotes nerve regeneration. Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE

  4. Niwot Ridge LTER Program, Annual Report, 1995-1996 1.1. Brief Description of on-going research

    E-print Network

    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Niwot Ridge LTER Program, Annual Report, 1995-1996 1.1. Brief Description of on-going research, our planned expansion of LTER research in the coming years involves a more explicit coupling of the alpine to the larger regional system, and this work will expand research on 1) watershed phenomena

  5. Agricultural Energy Curriculum Development Project. Research and Development Project in Career Education, Vocational. Final Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wacholz, Marlin

    A project was conducted to develop energy instructional units which would fit into each year of a three-year farm business management curriculum. Four curriculum units which focus on fertilizer management in crop production were developed. The first unit was designed to develop farmers' awareness of energy as a vital resource to their businesses…

  6. Descriptive epidemiology of Kaposi sarcoma in Europe. Report from the RARECARE project.

    PubMed

    Stiller, C A; Trama, A; Brewster, D H; Verne, J; Bouchardy, C; Navarro, C; Chirlaque, M D; Marcos-Gragera, R; Visser, O; Serraino, D; Weiderpass, E; Dei Tos, A P; Ascoli, V

    2014-12-01

    Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a virus-related malignancy which most frequently arises in skin, though visceral sites can also be involved. Infection with Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV or HHV-8) is required for development of KS. Nowadays, most cases worldwide occur in persons who are immunosuppressed, usually because of HIV infection or as a result of therapy to combat rejection of a transplanted organ, but classic Kaposi sarcoma is predominantly a disease of the elderly without apparent immunosuppression. We analyzed 2667 KS incident cases diagnosed during 1995-2002 and registered by 75 population-based European cancer registries contributing to the RARECARE project. Total crude and age-standardized incidence rate was 0.3 per 100,000 per year with an estimated 1642 new cases per year in the EU27 countries. Age-standardized incidence rate was 0.8 per 100,000 in Southern Europe but below 0.3 per 100,000 in all other regions. The elevated rate in southern Europe was attributable to a combination of classic Kaposi sarcoma in some Mediterranean countries and the relatively high incidence of AIDS in several countries. Five-year relative survival for 2000-2002 by the period method was 75%. More than 10,000 persons were estimated to be alive in Europe at the beginning of 2008 with a past diagnosis of KS. The aetiological link with suppressed immunity means that many people alive following diagnosis of KS suffer comorbidity from a pre-existing condition. While KS is a rare cancer, it has a relatively good prognosis and so the number of people affected by it is quite large. Thus it provides a notable example of the importance of networking in diagnosis, therapy and research for rare cancers. PMID:25454979

  7. NORSTAR Project: Norfolk public schools student team for acoustical research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fortunato, Ronald C.

    1987-01-01

    Development of the NORSTAR (Norfolk Public Student Team for Acoustical Research) Project includes the definition, design, fabrication, testing, analysis, and publishing the results of an acoustical experiment. The student-run program is based on a space flight organization similar to the Viking Project. The experiment will measure the scattering transfer of momentum from a sound field to spheres in a liquid medium. It is hoped that the experimental results will shed light on a difficult physics problem - the difference in scattering cross section (the overall effect of the sound wave scattering) for solid spheres and hollow spheres of differing wall thicknesses.

  8. The Nyanza Project: Interdisciplinary Research Training In Tropical Lakes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cohen, A. S.; Lezzar, K. E.; Michel, E.; O'Reilly, C. M.; Russell, J. M.; Nkotagu, H.; Kimirei, I.

    2005-12-01

    The Nyanza Project is a research training program for American and African students, run annually at Lake Tanganyika (LT), Tanzania. The Project`s objective is to provide undergraduates, graduate students and secondary school teachers with the skills to plan and conduct interdisciplinary research on various aspects of tropical lake studiees. At a time of rapid global change there is a pressing need for young scientists trained to investigate environmental processes in an interdisciplinary framework. Training students to understand long-term changes in water availability, water quality and the relationship of aquatic ecosystems to rapid climate change represents a critical element of this societal need. Waterbodies in the tropics are particularly useful proving grounds for training future researchers on the impacts of global change on natural waters, as they are very sensitive to environmental and climatic change. Moreover, they are likely to provide instructive bellwethers of changes to come in U.S. inland waters. Each year 17-22 undergraduates, 3-4 graduate students and one secondary school teacher are selected for the program from the US and Africa. To date (1998-2005), 89 undergraduate students, 24 graduate students, and 8 secondary school teachers from the US have participated through the Project`s NSF support and 58 African students (from Tanzania, Burundi, Zambia, Congo, Kenya, and Burkina Faso) have been funded to participate in the Nyanza Project through supporting grants from our non-NSF funding sources. The 7-week program comprises an initial two week intensive short course on all aspects of the LT system and project preparation period, followed by 5 weeks of directed research, written report preparation, and scientific meeting-styled presentations. Focal topics for Nyanza Project research include: 1) investigating East African paleoclimates using sediment cores and reflection seismic profiling, 2) mapping & interpreting the geologic structure and depositional processes on the lake`s floor and watersheds 3) studying the extremely diverse and largely endemic fish and invertebrate fauna found in the littoral zone of LT to understand species interactions, environmental controls on species distribution, and factors regulating species diversification, 4) understanding the linkages between short-term climate variability, internal circulation in the lake, nutrient availability, and productivity in the open water (pelagic) portion of LT, and 5) investigating the impacts of deforestation and soil erosion in the LT basin on lake and stream ecosystems. Given that the Nyanza Project primarily serves undergraduates it has been extremely productive in terms of research output, with 27 articles published/in press in peer reviewed journals/edited volumes, 73 presentations given at national or international scientific meetings (59% by student first authors) and 16 theses based on Nyanza work. Extended abstracts for all 100 student projects from 1998-2004 are available at our website. Alumni surveys indicate that the Nyanza Project has significantly changed past student`s approach to science and/or career directions.

  9. 42 CFR 2a.5 - Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered...PROVISIONS PROTECTION OF IDENTITY-RESEARCH SUBJECTS § 2a.5 Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be...

  10. 42 CFR 2a.5 - Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered...PROVISIONS PROTECTION OF IDENTITY-RESEARCH SUBJECTS § 2a.5 Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be...

  11. 42 CFR 2a.5 - Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered...PROVISIONS PROTECTION OF IDENTITY-RESEARCH SUBJECTS § 2a.5 Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be...

  12. 42 CFR 2a.5 - Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered...PROVISIONS PROTECTION OF IDENTITY-RESEARCH SUBJECTS § 2a.5 Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be...

  13. 42 CFR 2a.5 - Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be administered...PROVISIONS PROTECTION OF IDENTITY-RESEARCH SUBJECTS § 2a.5 Contents of application; research projects in which drugs will be...

  14. Korea Research Reactor -1 & 2 Decommissioning Project in Korea

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    Park, S. K.; Chung, U. S.; Jung, K. J.; Park, J. H.

    2003-02-24

    Korea Research Reactor 1 (KRR-1), the first research reactor in Korea, has been operated since 1962, and the second one, Korea Research Reactor 2 (KRR-2) since 1972. The operation of both of them was phased out in 1995 due to their lifetime and operation of the new and more powerful research reactor, HANARO (High-flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor; 30MW). Both are TRIGA Pool type reactors in which the cores are small self-contained units sitting in tanks filled with cooling water. The KRR-1 is a TRIGA Mark II, which could operate at a level of up to 250 kW. The second one, the KRR-2 is a TRIGA Mark III, which could operate at a level of up 2,000 kW. The decontamination and decommissioning (D & D) project of these two research reactors, the first D & D project in Korea, was started in January 1997 and will be completed to stage 3 by 2008. The aim of this decommissioning program is to decommission the KRR-1 & 2 reactors and to decontaminate the residual building structure s and the site to release them as unrestricted areas. KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) submitted the decommissioning plan and the environmental impact assessment reports to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) for the license in December 1998, and was approved in November 2000.

  15. Spent Nuclear Fuel Project document control and Records Management Program Description

    SciTech Connect

    MARTIN, B.M.

    2000-05-18

    The Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project document control and records management program, as defined within this document, is based on a broad spectrum of regulatory requirements, Department of Energy (DOE) and Project Hanford and SNF Project-specific direction and guidance. The SNF Project Execution Plan, HNF-3552, requires the control of documents and management of records under the auspices of configuration control, conduct of operations, training, quality assurance, work control, records management, data management, engineering and design control, operational readiness review, and project management and turnover. Implementation of the controls, systems, and processes necessary to ensure compliance with applicable requirements is facilitated through plans, directives, and procedures within the Project Hanford Management System (PHMS) and the SNF Project internal technical and administrative procedures systems. The documents cited within this document are those which directly establish or define the SNF Project document control and records management program. There are many peripheral documents that establish requirements and provide direction pertinent to managing specific types of documents that, for the sake of brevity and clarity, are not cited within this document.

  16. Multi Media Systems. International Compendium. Eleven Project Descriptions of Combined Teaching Systems in Eight Countries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gaudray, Francine, Comp.

    The demands made by modern technological society on the traditional educational system are briefly discussed. The remainder of the compendium describes 11 projects which are using educational technology, principally televised instruction, with success. Projects from Brazil, Canada, West Germany, France, England, Japan, Poland, and the United…

  17. Gender, Race, and Descriptive Representation in the United States: Findings from the Gender and Multicultural Leadership Project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carol Hardy-Fanta; Pei-te Lien; Dianne M. Pinderhughes; Christine Marie Sierra

    2007-01-01

    This research draws on the nation's first comprehensive database of elected leadership of color to provide a multi-cultural, multi-office, and multi-state look at the contours and context of descriptive representation by race and gender and with women of color at the center of analysis. We find that key to the persistent trend of growth in elective office holding of the

  18. Participatory Action Research in Education: The National Latino/a Education Research Agenda Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pedraza, Pedro

    2002-01-01

    The National Latino/a Education Research Agenda Project, an initiative developed at the Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos at Hunter College, aims to give voice, perspective, and a research knowledge base to such issues as school reform and to improve academic outcomes and the long term life chances of Latino students and their families and…

  19. I-CARES Research Awards 2010 Investigators Department/School Research Project

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    Grant, Gregory

    and Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Re-Purposing the Global Webcam Network as an Atmospheric Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Optimal DesignI-CARES Research Awards 2010 Investigators Department/School Research Project 1 Gautam Dantas

  20. Research, design & development project Myoelectric Prosthesis of Upper Limb

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Galiano, L.; Montaner, E.; Flecha, A.

    2007-11-01

    A Research Design and Development Project was developed of a myoelectric prosthesis for a pediatric patient presenting congenital amputation of the left forearm below the elbow. A multidisciplinary work-team was formed for this goal, in order to solve the several (/various) aspects regarding this project (mechanical, ergonomics, electronics, physical). The prosthesis as an electromechanical device was divided in several blocks, trying to achieve a focused development for each stage, acording to requisites. A mechanical prototype of the prothesis was designed and built along with the circuitry needed for EMG aquisition, control logic and drivers. Having acomplished the previuos stages, the project is now dealing with the definitions of the interface between the prosthesis and the patient, with promising perspectives.

  1. Undergraduate research in medical education: a descriptive study of students’ views

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Medical students engage in curricular and extracurricular activities, including undergraduate research (UR). The advantages, difficulties and motivations for medical students pursuing research activities during their studies have rarely been addressed. In Brazil, some medical schools have included undergraduate research into their curriculum. The present study aimed to understand the reality of scientific practice among medical students at a well-established Brazilian medical school, analyzing this context from the students’ viewpoint. Methods A cross-sectional survey based on a questionnaire applied to students from years one to six enrolled in an established Brazilian medical school that currently has no curricular UR program. Results The questionnaire was answered by 415 students, 47.2% of whom were involved in research activities, with greater participation in UR in the second half of the course. Independent of student involvement in research activities, time constraints were cited as the main obstacle to participation. Among students not involved in UR, 91.1% said they favored its inclusion in the curriculum, since this would facilitate the development of such activity. This approach could signify an approximation between the axes of teaching and research. Among students who had completed at least one UR project, 87.7% said they would recommend the activity to students entering the course. Conclusion Even without an undergraduate research program, students of this medical school report strong involvement in research activities, but discussion of the difficulties inherent in its practice is important to future developments. PMID:24636494

  2. Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery. Progress review number 87

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-10-01

    Approximately 30 research projects are summarized in this report. Title of the project, contract number, company or university, award amount, principal investigators, objectives, and summary of technical progress are given for each project. Enhanced oil recovery projects include chemical flooding, gas displacement, and thermal recovery. Most of the research projects though are related to geoscience technology and reservoir characterization.

  3. A RESEARCH SITUATION AND DEVELOPMENT TREND OF RESEARCH PROJECT ON INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT IN NATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pao-Long Chang; Chin-Tsai Lin; Chia-Ho Chan

    2001-01-01

    The industrial engineer is a great contribution to economic growth. Every year personal research projects ware being subsidized by industrial engineering department in National Science Council, which is developing research work in the field of industrial engineer. This Study applied content analysis that founds research situation on research projects. And it use grey prediction forecast that development trend on research

  4. Student and Faculty Outcomes of Undergraduate Science Research Projects by Geographically Dispersed Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shaw, Lawton; Kennepohl, Dietmar

    2013-01-01

    Senior undergraduate research projects are important components of most undergraduate science degrees. The delivery of such projects in a distance education format is challenging. Athabasca University (AU) science project courses allow distance education students to complete research project courses by working with research supervisors in their…

  5. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 5: Aerospace librarians and technical information specialists as information intermediaries: A report of phase 2 activities of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.

    1990-01-01

    The objective of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project is to provide descriptive and analytical data regarding the flow of scientific and technical information (STI) at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels, placing emphasis on the systems used to diffuse the results of federally funded aerospace STI. An overview of project assumptions, objectives, and design is presented and preliminary results of the phase 2 aerospace library survey are summarized. Phase 2 addressed aerospace knowledge transfer and use within the larger social system and focused on the flow of aerospace STI in government and industry and the role of the information intermediary in knowledge transfer.

  6. Conceptual planning for Space Station life sciences human research project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Primeaux, Gary R.; Miller, Ladonna J.; Michaud, Roger B.

    1986-01-01

    The Life Sciences Research Facility dedicated laboratory is currently undergoing system definition within the NASA Space Station program. Attention is presently given to the Humam Research Project portion of the Facility, in view of representative experimentation requirement scenarios and with the intention of accommodating the Facility within the Initial Operational Capability configuration of the Space Station. Such basic engineering questions as orbital and ground logistics operations and hardware maintenance/servicing requirements are addressed. Biospherics, calcium homeostasis, endocrinology, exercise physiology, hematology, immunology, muscle physiology, neurosciences, radiation effects, and reproduction and development, are among the fields of inquiry encompassed by the Facility.

  7. Evaluating the High School Lunar Research Projects Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shaner, A. J.; Shupla, C.; Shipp, S.; Allen, J.; Kring, D. A.

    2013-01-01

    The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE), a collaboration between the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA s Johnson Space Center, is one of seven member teams of the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI). In addition to research and exploration activities, the CLSE team is deeply invested in education and outreach. In support of NASA s and NLSI s objective to train the next generation of scientists, CLSE s High School Lunar Research Projects program is a conduit through which high school students can actively participate in lunar science and learn about pathways into scientific careers. The objectives of the program are to enhance 1) student views of the nature of science; 2) student attitudes toward science and science careers; and 3) student knowledge of lunar science. In its first three years, approximately 168 students and 28 teachers from across the United States have participated in the program. Before beginning their research, students undertake Moon 101, a guided-inquiry activity designed to familiarize them with lunar science and exploration. Following Moon 101, and guided by a lunar scientist mentor, teams choose a research topic, ask their own research question, and design their own research approach to direct their investigation. At the conclusion of their research, teams present their results to a panel of lunar scientists. This panel selects four posters to be presented at the annual Lunar Science Forum held at NASA Ames. The top scoring team travels to the forum to present their research in person.

  8. Spent nuclear fuel project cold vacuum drying facility process water conditioning system design description

    SciTech Connect

    IRWIN, J.J.

    1998-11-30

    This document provides the System Design Description (SDD) for the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility (CVDF) Process Water Conditioning (PWC) System. The SDD was developed in conjunction with HNF-SD-SNF-SAR-002, Safety Analysis Report for the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility, Phase 2, Supporting Installation of Processing Systems (Garvin 1998), the HNF-SD-SNF-DRD-O02, 1998, Cold Vacuum Drying Facility Design Requirements, and the CVDF Design Summary Report. The SDD contains general descriptions of the PWC equipment, the system functions, requirements and interfaces. The SDD provides references for design and fabrication details, operation sequences and maintenance. This SDD has been developed for the SNFP Operations Organization and shall be updated, expanded, and revised in accordance with future design, construction and startup phases of the CVDF until the CVDF final ORR is approved.

  9. Mars Public Mapping Project: Public Participation in Science Research; Providing Opportunities for Kids of All Ages

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rogers, L. D.; Valderrama Graff, P.; Bandfield, J. L.; Christensen, P. R.; Klug, S. L.; Deva, B.; Capages, C.

    2007-12-01

    The Mars Public Mapping Project is a web-based education and public outreach tool developed by the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University. This tool allows the general public to identify and map geologic features on Mars, utilizing Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) visible images, allowing public participation in authentic scientific research. In addition, participants are able to rate each image (based on a 1 to 5 star scale) to help build a catalog of some of the more appealing and interesting martian surface features. Once participants have identified observable features in an image, they are able to view a map of the global distribution of the many geologic features they just identified. This automatic feedback, through a global distribution map, allows participants to see how their answers compare to the answers of other participants. Participants check boxes "yes, no, or not sure" for each feature that is listed on the Mars Public Mapping Project web page, including surface geologic features such as gullies, sand dunes, dust devil tracks, wind streaks, lava flows, several types of craters, and layers. Each type of feature has a quick and easily accessible description and example image. When a participant moves their mouse over each example thumbnail image, a window pops up with a picture and a description of the feature. This provides a form of "on the job training" for the participants that can vary with their background level. For users who are more comfortable with Mars geology, there is also an advanced feature identification section accessible by a drop down menu. This includes additional features that may be identified, such as streamlined islands, valley networks, chaotic terrain, yardangs, and dark slope streaks. The Mars Public Mapping Project achieves several goals: 1) It engages the public in a manner that encourages active participation in scientific research and learning about geologic features and processes. 2) It helps to build a mappable database that can be used by researchers (and the public in general) to quickly access image based data that contains particular feature types. 3) It builds a searchable database of images containing specific geologic features that the public deem to be visually appealing. Other education and public outreach programs at the Mars Space Flight Facility, such as the Rock Around the World and the Mars Student Imaging Project, have shown an increase in demand for programs that allow "kids of all ages" to participate in authentic scientific research. The Mars Public Mapping Project is a broadly accessible program that continues this theme by building a set of activities that is useful for both the public and scientists.

  10. MSRIP 2012 Faculty Research Projects The following faculty research projects are organized by colleges, and then

    E-print Network

    . Bourns College of Engineering Bioengineering Faculty Mentor: Dr. Huinan Liu Research Setting: Lab for tissue regeneration and controlled drug delivery. Materials studied in the lab include polymer, ceramic a novel material that promotes nerve regeneration. Chemical and Environmental Engineering Faculty Mentor

  11. Directions for future research in project management: The main findings of a UK government-funded research network

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Winter; Charles Smith; Peter Morris; Svetlana Cicmil

    2006-01-01

    In 2003 the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) agreed to fund a research network –Rethinking Project Management – to define a research agenda aimed at enriching and extending the subject of project management beyond its current conceptual foundations. The main argument for the proposed Network highlighted the growing critiques of project management theory and the need for

  12. Uses of the Primary Trait System: A Collaborative Descriptive Research Project. Writing Research and Resources Project. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holdzkom, David; And Others

    To determine what pedagogical uses the primary trait system might serve apart from providing a means to assess students' writing, data were collected from 11 elementary and junior high school teachers who had participated in an earlier week-long workshop on primary trait scoring. Participating teachers were asked to complete a log of their…

  13. 34 CFR 350.12 - What are the general requirements for an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Project?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...requirements for an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Project? 350.12 Section...EDUCATION DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH PROJECTS AND CENTERS PROGRAM What Projects...requirements for an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Project? An Advanced...

  14. RREE Project Description Outline Proposal Outline Headings and Subheadings RFP Correlation Notes/"Win

    E-print Network

    Holland, Jeffrey

    faculty learn about the culture of educational research and bridge the engineering/education divide/"Win Differentiators" 1. Rationale Need to build more research capacity in engineering education and in engineering technology and need to implement engineering education and engineering education technology research o why

  15. Supply Chain Planning or Improvement Company Description

    E-print Network

    Dahl, David B.

    Short Project Name: Logistics analysis to optimize Fleet and Cross Dock for Western Canada and Western Project Name: #12;Product Costing, Margin Analysis and Supply Chain Management Project Description-allocate overhead to show profitability per SKU. Phase 3-research supply chain to understand volumes needed

  16. Project development teams: a novel mechanism for accelerating translational research.

    PubMed

    Sajdyk, Tammy J; Sors, Thomas G; Hunt, Joe D; Murray, Mary E; Deford, Melanie E; Shekhar, Anantha; Denne, Scott C

    2015-01-01

    The trend in conducting successful biomedical research is shifting from individual academic labs to coordinated collaborative research teams. Teams of experienced investigators with a wide variety of expertise are now critical for developing and maintaining a successful, productive research program. However, assembling a team whose members have the right expertise requires a great deal of time and many resources. To assist investigators seeking such resources, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) created the Project Development Teams (PDTs) program to support translational research on and across the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Notre Dame campuses. PDTs are multidisciplinary committees of seasoned researchers who assist investigators, at any stage of research, in transforming ideas/hypotheses into well-designed translational research projects. The teams help investigators capitalize on Indiana CTSI resources by providing investigators with, as needed, mentoring and career development; protocol development; pilot funding; institutional review board, regulatory, and/or nursing support; intellectual property support; access to institutional technology; and assistance with biostatistics, bioethics, recruiting participants, data mining, engaging community health, and collaborating with other investigators.Indiana CTSI leaders have analyzed metrics, collected since the inception of the PDT program in 2008 from both investigators and team members, and found evidence strongly suggesting that the highly responsive teams have become an important one-stop venue for facilitating productive interactions between basic and clinical scientists across four campuses, have aided in advancing the careers of junior faculty, and have helped investigators successfully obtain external funds. PMID:25319172

  17. Data base on dose reduction research projects for nuclear power plants. Volume 5

    SciTech Connect

    Khan, T.A.; Yu, C.K.; Roecklein, A.K. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)] [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1994-05-01

    This is the fifth volume in a series of reports that provide information on dose reduction research and health physics technology or nuclear power plants. The information is taken from two of several databases maintained by Brookhaven National Laboratory`s ALARA Center for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The research section of the report covers dose reduction projects that are in the experimental or developmental phase. It includes topics such as steam generator degradation, decontamination, robotics, improvements in reactor materials, and inspection techniques. The section on health physics technology discusses dose reduction efforts that are in place or in the process of being implemented at nuclear power plants. A total of 105 new or updated projects are described. All project abstracts from this report are available to nuclear industry professionals with access to a fax machine through the ACEFAX system or a computer with a modem and the proper communications software through the ACE system. Detailed descriptions of how to access all the databases electronically are in the appendices of the report.

  18. Discover How Research Methods Are Used in Real Research Projects SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of hundreds of case studies of real social research, specially

    E-print Network

    Discover How Research Methods Are Used in Real Research Projects SAGE Research Methods Cases to support teaching and learning in research methods. Each case is written to help students understand integrated on the SAGE Research Methods platform or available as a stand-alone product. #12;

  19. Description of 103 Cases of Hypobaric Sickness from NASA-sponsored Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Conkin, Johnny; Klein, Jill S.; Acock, Keena E.

    2003-01-01

    One hundred and three cases of hypobaric decompression sickness (DCS) are documented, with 6 classified as Type II DCS. The presence and grade of venous gas emboli (VGE) are part of the case descriptions. Cases were diagnosed from 731 exposures in 5 different altitude chambers from 4 different laboratories between the years 1982 and 1999. Research was funded by NASA to develop operational prebreathe (PB) procedures that would permit safe extravehicular activity from the Space Shuttle and International Space Station using an extravehicular mobility unit (spacesuit) operated at 4.3 psia. Both vehicles operate at 14.7 psia with an "air" atmosphere, so a PB procedure is required to reduce nitrogen partial pressure in the tissues to an acceptable level prior to depressurization to 4.3 psia. Thirty-two additional descriptions of symptoms that were not diagnosed as DCS together with VGE information are also included. The information for each case resides in logbooks from 32 different tests. Additional information is stored in the NASA Decompression Sickness Database and the Prebreathe Reduction Protocol Database, both maintained by the Environmental Physiology Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center. Both sources were reviewed to provide the narratives that follow.

  20. Summaries of research projects for fiscal years 1996 and 1997, medical applications and biophysical research

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    NONE

    1998-02-01

    The Medical Applications and Biophysical Research Division of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research supports and manages research in several distinct areas of science and technology. The projects described in this book are grouped by the main budgetary areas: General Life Sciences (structural molecular biology), Medical Applications (primarily nuclear medicine) and Measurement Science (analytical chemistry instrumentation), Environmental Management Science Program, and the Small Business Innovation Research Program. The research funded by this division complements that of the other two divisions in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER): Health Effects and Life Sciences Research, and Environmental Sciences. Most of the OBER programs are planned and administered jointly by the staff of two or all three of the divisions. This summary book provides information on research supported in these program areas during Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997.