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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...

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1988 Troop Program Unit Attritee Research Project: Tabular Descriptions of the Army National Guard.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1988 Troop Program Unit (TPU) attritee research project forms a part of the FY87-88 U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Personnel Research Strategy to enhance retention in the Total Army. The purpose of the survey was to identify the causes of early attrition fr...

A. C. Theisen R. M. Bray

1990-01-01

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Research and Development Project in Career Education. Volume II: Agri-Business Job Description Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document is Appendix H of the Final Report of a Montana Research and Development Project in Career Education. It describes a sampling of jobs found in the agribusiness community: agricultural supplies and services, agricultural mechanics, agricultural products, ornamental horticulture, agricultural resources, forestry business, and other…

Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena. Div. of Vocational and Occupational Skills.

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Pegasus Project Description.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Pegasus is a project aimed at the design of an operating systems architecture for scalable distributed multimedia systems and the development of a validating prototype, design and implementation of a distributed complex-object service and a global name se...

S. J. Mullender I. M. Leslie D. McAuley

1992-01-01

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Integrated Project Management System description.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Integrated Program Management System (IPMS) Description is a 'working' document that describes the work processes of the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project Office (UMTRA) and IPMS Group. This document has undergone many revisions since the ...

1994-01-01

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Descriptive Statistics Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Unreviewed Activity submitted in preparation for the NNN Writing with Numbers Workshop Students choose a topic to investigate that they are interested in. Through this activity, students experience the processes involved with researching a topic, namely, identifying the variable, collecting, organizing, summarizing, and analyzing a set of data as well as preparing a written report of the study.

Gray, David

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Current status of clinical education in paramedic programs: a descriptive research project.  

PubMed

Development of competence in exercising therapeutic judgment skills represents the goal of clinical education. Time (clock hours) is not a valid predictor of attainment of competence in paramedic clinical education. Quantity of patient contact experiences facilitates development of judgment skills, and offers a valid measure of progress toward competence. This project uses national survey data from accredited programs to describe the availability and accessibility of patient contact experiences within paramedic clinical education. Data from this local program supplements the national survey results. The components of clinical judgment are enumerated, and strategies to teach and evaluate clinical judgment skills are discussed. PMID:10179202

Grubbs, K C

1997-01-01

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Integrated Project Management System description. [UMTRAP Project  

SciTech Connect

The Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project is a Department of Energy (DOE) designated Major System Acquisition (MSA). To execute and manage the Project mission successfully and to comply with the MSA requirements, the UMTRA Project Office ( Project Office'') has implemented and operates an Integrated Project Management System (IPMS). The Project Office is assisted by the Technical Assistance Contractor's (TAC) Project Integration and Control (PIC) Group in system operation. Each participant, in turn, provides critical input to system operation and reporting requirements. The IPMS provides a uniform structured approach for integrating the work of Project participants. It serves as a tool for planning and control, workload management, performance measurement, and specialized reporting within a standardized format. This system description presents the guidance for its operation. Appendices 1 and 2 contain definitions of commonly used terms and abbreviations and acronyms, respectively. 17 figs., 5 tabs.

Not Available

1987-03-01

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Three Approaches to Descriptive Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report compares three approaches to descriptive research, focusing on the kinds of descriptions developed and on the methods used to develop the descriptions. The main emphasis in all three approaches is on verbal data. In these approaches the importance of interpretation and its intuitive nature are emphasized. The three approaches, however,…

Svensson, Lennart

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Integrated Project Management System description.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project is a Department of Energy (DOE) designated Major System Acquisition (MSA). To execute and manage the Project mission successfully and to comply with the MSA requirements, the UMTRA Project Office (...

1987-01-01

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Experimental Plasma Research project summaries  

SciTech Connect

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.

None

1980-09-01

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Project Intrex; A Brief Description.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Project Intrex is a program of information transfer experiments directed toward new services and facilities for people who seek information in large libraries. The Project Intrex program includes: (1) the assembly and organization of an information store ...

C. F. J. Overhage

1971-01-01

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RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS 2010 PROJECT DESCRIPTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ruth Lewis

2010-01-01

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Environmental monitoring and assessment program project descriptions (FY93 edition)  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1993-09-01

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The Arcadia research project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Arcadia Research Project is being conducted by the Arcadia Consortium to develop innovative technology in support of advanced Project Support Environments. The Arcadia Consortium consists of a collection of separately-funded, informally coordinated research and development projects at The University of California at Irvine, The University of Colorado at Boulder, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Stanford University, The Aerospace

1990-01-01

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Qualitative research: a brief description.  

PubMed

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

Kemparaj, Umesh; Chavan, Sangeeta

2013-01-01

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NOAA-ERL (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Environmental Research Laboratories) Solar UV (Ultraviolet) Radiation and Climate Research Project: Program Description and Progress Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Research of the temporal variations of solar ultraviolet radiation is reviewed. Progress on a collaborative program to analyze Dr. D. F. Heath's NIMBUS-7 SBUV measurements of the solar UV spectral irradiance is summarized. Significant progress has been ma...

A. Baker-Blocker J. Lean R. F. Donnelly S. D. Bouwer

1982-01-01

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Igneous Rocks Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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)

Carmichael, Sarah

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Tunisia Renewable Energy Project systems description report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1986-01-01

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Research Projects in Residential Technology, 1989 Edition.  

SciTech Connect

This booklet provides a brief description of both completed and ongoing research and development projects assigned to the Residential Technology Section. It describes the objective and results of each completed project along with a report title and contact person. For ongoing projects, the objective, the anticipated results, the anticipated completion date, and a contact person are provided. Older reports and Technical and Administrative Updates are merely listed without a description.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1989-12-01

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Student Research Projects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Yeske, Lanny A.

1998-01-01

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Monitored Geologic Repository Project Description Document  

SciTech Connect

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) (CRWMS M&O 2000b) 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) engineering design basis in support of design and performance assessment in preparing for the Site Recommendation (SR) and License Application (LA) milestones. The engineering design basis documented in the PDD is 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 engineering design basis 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 engineering design basis captured in the SDDs and the design requirements captured in U.S. 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 2-1, the MGR Architecture (Section 4.1),the Engineering Design Bases (Section 5), and the Controlled Project Assumptions (Section 6).

P. Curry

2000-06-01

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Meta-analysis for descriptive research.  

PubMed

Although nurses have begun to use meta-analysis, a review of the nursing literature demonstrates that its use has not been maximized. Meta-analysis can be employed to synthesize descriptive as well as experimental research, yet attention in nursing has focused almost exclusively on meta-analysis techniques for, and meta-analytic studies of, experimental research. Furthermore, nursing literature has emphasized use of the effect size index (d) rather than the correlation index (r); the latter may, in some cases, be the more suitable metric, particularly with meta-analysis of correlational studies. An argument is made for the value of meta-analysis as a technique for integrating descriptive research, and an overview of different meta-analytic approaches to data analysis using the correlational index with descriptive research is provided. PMID:1448578

Reynolds, N R; Timmerman, G; Anderson, J; Stevenson, J S

1992-12-01

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Artificial Gravity Research Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Kamman, Michelle R.; Paloski, William H.

2005-01-01

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Environmental Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Robins, Colin

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Narratives as a Tool when Working for Equality in Action Research: a Description and Discussion of the Researcher's Experiences from a School Development Project in Norway  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collaboration between participants with different roles, but equal status, is the aim in action research. In this project we experienced problems establishing equality between the participants. The research question discussed in this paper is: "How did the researcher experience that the use of narratives affected the level of equality between…

Madsen, Janne

2013-01-01

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44 CFR 361.3 - Project description.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2011-10-01

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44 CFR 361.3 - Project description.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2012-10-01

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NOAA-ERL-ARL (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Environmental Research Laboratories-Air Resources Laboratory) Solar UV Radiation and Climate Research Project. Program Description and Progress Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Introduction to the solar UV radiation and climate research project; Studies of the modeled UV irradiance and solar indices; Analysis of nimbus-7 satellite measured UV irradiance; Problems in analyses; Atmospheric physics; Publications and refer...

L. C. Puga R. F. Donnelly J. Barrett G. Falcon K. Pfendt

1987-01-01

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Geomorphology Field Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Marshall, Jeff

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Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage  

SciTech Connect

This report is an executive summary of major project goals and descriptions for electrochemical energy storage. Exploratory research, applied science research, air systems research, milestones, and management activities are a few of the topics discussed. (JL)

Kinoshita, K. (ed.)

1991-06-01

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INL Wind Farm Project Description Document  

SciTech Connect

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.

Gary Siefert

2009-07-01

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Spent nuclear fuel project operational description  

SciTech Connect

This Operational Description is prepared as input to the Multi- Canister Overpack (MCO) Pressurization Analysis. The MCO Pressurization analysis will include topical studies and analyses on fuel/moisture/has behavior areas, modeling of temperature and pressure, and a culminating integrated gas generation and pressurization analysis providing the expected MCO pressure history for normal operating scenarios and for off-normal events. A basis for the temperature and pressure modeling will be this operational description. Its objective is to provide time,temperature, and MCO material loading envelopes for the modeling efforts, both for normal and off-normal events.

Duncan, D.R., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-07-01

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Waste management project technical baseline description  

SciTech Connect

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.

Sederburg, J.P.

1997-08-13

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Hydrogeology Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Kulkarni, Tara

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Diffusion Network Project. Volume 2. Program Descriptions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Diffusion Network Project assisted community-based rehabilitation programs to provide employment and independent living services to consumers with either psychiatric disabilities or traumatic brain injuries. Between October, 1991, and September, 1993,...

K. F. Botterbusch

1995-01-01

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The Iceland Research Drilling Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research contains the collected results of the initial studies of a 3-km vertical section of Icelandic crust. The material described in these papers was largely presented at a meeting of the investigators working in this project held in Reykjavík, Iceland, from May 13 to May 15, 1980 Iceland presents a very well exposed example of crust formed at an accretional plate margin, the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The desirability of a detailed study of a long vertical section of Icelandic crust by deep drilling has been expressed in proposals and recommendations of scientists and international scientific committees since the early 1960's. A formal proposal with descriptions of several alternative drill sites was presented in 1975 [Working Group on Deep Crustal Drilling in Iceland, 1975], but difficulties in financing a drill hole that would penetrate into crustal layer 3 (Vp = 6.5 km/s) delayed implementation of the recommendations.

Fridleifsson, Ingvar B.; Gibson, Ian L.; Hall, J. M.; Johnson, H. Paul; Christensen, N. I.; Schmincke, Hans-Ulrich; SchöNharting, Gunther

1982-08-01

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INL Wind Farm Project Description Document.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

G. Siefert

2009-01-01

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U.S. NATIONAL ASSESSMENT: PROJECT DESCRIPTION  

EPA Science Inventory

The First U.S. National Assessment report is a landmark in the major ongoing effort to understand what climate change means for the U.S. The ongoing U.S. National Assessment process is mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990, and is organized by the U.S. Gl...

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Road Design Management Research Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A road design management research project was initiated to design and apply research techniques directed toward improving work systems and total management systems of road design functions in the Montana Department of Highways. The processes of the planni...

R. E. Jorgensen

1971-01-01

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Physician Assistant Training Project Activities: Descriptions of Projects Funded in Fiscal Years 1983 and 1984.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The compilation of project descriptions is intended to provide information on physician assistant (PA) training projects supported by the Division of Medicine (DM), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), under Sections 701(8) and 783 of the Public Health Se...

1984-01-01

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Plutonium Immobilization Project System Design Description for Can Loading System  

SciTech Connect

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.

Kriikku, E.

2001-02-15

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National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) (Program Description)  

NSF Publications Database

... Division of Atmospheric Sciences National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Description ... Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which is funded by NSF, is a focal point for research in the ...

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The Skylab Student Project. [high school winners selection and experiments description  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA) undertook in 1971 a cooperative effort which brought high school students of the Nation into the mainstream of Skylab research through the Skylab Student Project. This paper presents the background, objectives and scope of the project, experiment selection procedures, as well as experiment descriptions and status. The paper includes observations on student caliber and inclinations and implications of some developments for the benefit of future researchers.

Floyd, H. B.

1973-01-01

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Urban Vehicle Research Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The project's main goal of high energy efficiency in a four-passenger vehicle was approached from two directions. (1) Try a hybrid electric drive system with the stationary internal combustion engine powered by locally produced alcohol and compare its con...

W. C. Carl

1984-01-01

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Urban vehicle research project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project's main goal of high energy efficiency in a four-passenger vehicle was approached from two directions. (1) Try a hybrid electric drive system with the stationary internal combustion engine powered by locally produced alcohol and compare its convenience and efficiency to contemporary vehicles. (2) Build a light, aerodynamically clean vehicle body to package all the components plus four adults

1984-01-01

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Project Information Management System (PIMS) for Military Construction: Functional Description.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a functional description of a computer-based Project Information Management System (PIMS) for military construction (MILCON). The system is being developed for use by OASD(MRA&L) Installations and Housing (I&H) and other offices within the ...

P. F. Dienemann J. E. Lengel

1980-01-01

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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...

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Research Ideas for Science Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Goyal, K. C.; Swami, Piyush

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Preventive Medicine Residency Training Project Activities: Descriptions of Fiscal Year 1983 Funded Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The compilation of project descriptions is intended to provide information about grants for Preventive Medicine Residency Training supported by the Division of Medicine (DM), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), under section 793 of the Public Health Serv...

1984-01-01

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A Descriptive Review of LRE Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated review of law-related education (LRE) research is organized into three parts. The first reviews research studies devoted to the impact or effects of law-related education on students in school settings. The second reviews studies relating to the process of implementing LRE in classrooms/schools. The third reviews studies of LRE in…

Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1973-01-01

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Individual Characteristic Descriptions in Building Function Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The main function of building function research is to shed light on the interplay between man and his immediate environment from a user's point of view. The weighing of one against the other means that limits must constantly be drawn. One fundamental requ...

G. Hallberg

1975-01-01

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Mississippi Test Facility research projects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research capabilities of Louisiana State University are reported for sustaining a program which complements the Mississippi Test Facility. Projects reported during this period are discussed and include the development of a spectral analyzer, and investigations of plant physiology. Papers published during this period are also listed.

Whitehurst, C. A.

1974-01-01

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Research Projects in Industrial Technology.  

SciTech Connect

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.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration. Industrial Technology Section.

1990-06-01

56

International Research Reactor Decommissioning Project  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2008-01-15

57

XML-Based Dialogue Descriptions in the GEMINI Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

GEMINI (Generic Environment for Multilingual Interactive Natural Inter- faces) is an EC funded research project. The goal of GEMINI is to provide a flexible platform for the generation of dialogue applications, able to produce multi-modal and multilingual dialogue interfaces to databases with a minimum of human effort. This platform consists of a toolset supporting all steps of application generation by

Stefan W. Hamerich; Yu-fang H. Wang; Volker Schubert; Volker Schless; Stefan Igel

2003-01-01

58

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

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1997-07-01

59

Medical students showcase research projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Leigh Dawson

2011-01-01

60

Inventory of acid deposition research projects funded by the private sector  

SciTech Connect

Analysts inventoried 124 privately funded acid-rain research projects, each with funding over $5000, classifying them under four topic areas: 1) atmospheric processes, 2) environmental effects, 3) emissions and monitoring, and 4) other projects. Project title, funding organization, project officer, research organization and principal investigator, period of performance, funding, research objectives, project description, and expected output were documented for each inventoried project. A detailed, cross-referenced subject index is provided as an appendix.

Wisniewski, J.; Kinsman, J.D.

1982-11-22

61

NASA's Morphing Project Research Summaries in Fiscal Year 2002  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2005-01-01

62

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Production research and marketing research and development projects...45 Production research and marketing research and development projects...of production research, and marketing research and development projects...

2009-01-01

63

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Production research and marketing research and development projects...45 Production research and marketing research and development projects...of production research, and marketing research and development projects...

2010-01-01

64

IBM Research News: Millipede Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2002-01-01

65

Animal Behavior: An Independent Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an independent research project intended for second semester high school biology students. It could easily be modified for any age life science students. The purpose of the project is to allow students to conduct their own animal behavior research investigation, from beginning to end. The process models the way animal research is conducted by research scientists.

Ms. Jeannie Wenndorf (Lindbergh High School)

1997-07-01

66

Space Station Biological Research Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1995-01-01

67

Neutron science research project in JAERI  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1997-01-01

68

Integrating Assessment and Research Strategies on a Large Development and Research Project: Kids as Airborne Mission Scientists (KaAMS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Combining assessment and research components on a large development and research project is a complex task. There are many descriptions of how either assessment or research should be conducted, but detailed examples illustrating integration of such strategies in complex projects are scarce. This paper provides definitions of assessment,…

Grabowski, Barbara L.; Koszalka, Tiffany A.

69

Project Enlists Community Physicians in Cancer Research  

Cancer.gov

To enable more patients and physicians to participate in clinical studies that advance cancer care, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is conducting a pilot project, the Expanded Participation Project (EPP), to speed cancer research by broadening access to clinical trials

70

An O-"fish"-ial Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

71

20 CFR 638.700 - Experimental, research, and demonstration projects.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Experimental, research, and demonstration projects. 638.700 Section... Experimental, Research, and Demonstration Projects § 638.700 Experimental, research, and demonstration projects. (a) The Job...

2009-04-01

72

National Awards Program for Energy Innovation, 1988: Project Descriptions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Department of Energy is pleased to present the 74 award winning projects in conservation and renewable energy which were selected for the Department's fifth National Awards Program for Energy Innovation. These projects are indicative of the innovative...

1989-01-01

73

The Innovative Education Project: Summary Description of Program Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Council of La Raza has developed five innovative community based demonstration projects to improve the educational outcomes of Hispanics. Three of the projects are designed to address high risk students; the remaining two address the needs of parents and teachers. Each of these projects is designed to be implemented by Hispanic…

National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.

74

Course Description & Syllabus Project Management for Product Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Collaboration within and across a variety of innovation projects is a growing trend in the era of globalization and distributed product development. Project management has been identified as a critical skill set, which must be retained within the innovating firm, especially in the face of distributed innovation challenges. Our course aims to build relevant project management skills by exploring product

Nitin Joglekar

75

EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Condenser-Related Research Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This special report summarizes the research projects EPRI has funded through 1981 relating to steam surface condensers in electric power plants. Divided into sections according to the type of issue addressed, the first section presents general projects id...

M. Laliberte J. Bartz W. Chow I. Diaz-Tous I. Murarka

1981-01-01

76

Adult Education Project Research Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning with a description of adult diploma completion requirements for the El Paso school system, this compilation of program information offers reference material and guidelines for adult diploma and high school equivalency programs in many states. Oriented towards administrators who formulate program guidelines, this report furnishes…

El Paso Independent School District, TX.

77

EPRI condenser-related research projects  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes all recently completed and current EPRI research projects that relate to steam surface condensers in both fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants, as well as new projects planned through 1983. The project summaries are organized into sections according to type of issue addressed. The first section reports upon general projects that identify causes of condenser failures. Following sections deal with air and water inleakage control, erosion-corrosion control, leak detecton, bifouling and scaling, engineering design, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques, the special issues of closed-cycle cooling systems, and technology transfer efforts. In all, 54 projects are reported upon. This report was issued by EPRI's Condenser Research Coordinating Committee, the members of which are the technical staff responsible for condenser-related research. Projects are funded separately by several different divisions and groups within EPRI; the coordinating committee is responsible for the coordination of these projects and for long-range project planning.

Laliberte, M.

1983-11-01

78

Geothermal Reservoir Technology Research Program: Abstracts of selected research projects  

SciTech Connect

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)

Reed, M.J. (ed.)

1993-03-01

79

Road Design Management Research Project. Appendix.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A road design management research project was initiated to (1) design and apply research techniques directed toward improving manpower utilization, work systems and total management systems of road design functions, and (2) test the techniques in the Mont...

R. E. Jorgensen

1971-01-01

80

Violence Prevention Research Project Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This program, through a series of closely related projects stemming from work now being conducted by the group, seeks to enhance the effectiveness of violence prevention efforts mounted by national, state and local communities through the public policy pr...

G. J. Wintemute

1998-01-01

81

The challenges for action research projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

In SJIS volume 20 (2008), Mathiassen and Nielsen analyzed engaged scholarship in Scandinavian IS research. They conclude that the collaborative research practice and tra - dition for conducting action research projects might be jeopardized by a recent and general tendency to publish in compliance with traditional IS research publication channels: Invest - ing a substantial amount of time in collaborating

Jesper Simonsen

2009-01-01

82

Jmol-Enhanced Biochemistry Research Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Saderholm, Matthew; Reynolds, Anthony

2011-01-01

83

Harvard Project Physics Research and Evaluation Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The articles listed were written as part of the research and evaluation program of Project Physics. Many articles are concerned with problems of educational research while others are devoted directly to the evaluation of Project Physics. The articles are listed in four categories according to the availability of reprints: (1) published articles…

Welch, Wayne W.

84

Project IMPACT; Description of Learning and Prescription for Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project IMPACT (Instructional Model Prototypes Attainable in Computerized Training) is a comprehensive advanced development project designed to produce an effective and economical computer administered instruction (CAI) system for the Army. In this paper, the rationale for conceptualizing the instructional process in a form implementable by…

Seidel, Robert J.; And Others

85

Advanced energy projects FY 1992 research summaries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 beyond the scope of ongoing applied research or technology development programs. The Division provides a mechanism for converting basic research findings to applications that eventually could impact the Nation's energy economy. Technical topics include physical, chemical, materials, engineering, and biotechnologies. Projects can involve interdisciplinary approaches to solve energy-related problems. Projects are supported for a finite period of time, which is typically three years. Annual funding levels for projects are usually about $300,000 but can vary from approximately $50,000 to $500,000. It is expected that, following AEP support, each concept will be sufficiently developed and promising to attract further funding from other sources in order to realize its full potential. There were 39 research projects in the Division of Advanced Energy Projects during Fiscal Year 1992. The abstracts of those projects are provided to introduce the overall program in Advanced Energy Projects. Further information on a specific project may be obtained by contacting the principal investigator, who is listed below the project title. Projects completed during FY-1992 are indicated.

1992-09-01

86

Family Literacy Research Project Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Fear, Marion J.

87

Space construction system analysis study: Project systems and missions descriptions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1979-01-01

88

48 CFR 312.202(d) - Market research and description of agency need.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...System 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Market research and description of agency need. 312.202(d...Acquisition of Commercial Items 312.202(d) Market research and description of agency need. Whenever...

2013-10-01

89

PROJECT W-551 INTERIM PRETREATMENT SYSTEM PRECONCEPTUAL CANDIDATE TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTIONS  

SciTech Connect

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.

MAY TH

2008-08-12

90

Advanced energy projects FY 1997 research summaries  

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1997-09-01

91

Research and Demonstrations in Health Care Financing Active Projects Report, January 1998 Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is prepared by the Office of Strategic Planning, Health Care Financing Administration, to inform customers of HCFA's research, It contains descriptions of projects that were active during the period January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1997. A synop...

W. D. Saunders

1998-01-01

92

Introduction to ecological description of a community intervention: building prevention through collaborative field based research.  

PubMed

This special issue of the American Journal of Community Psychology is the result of a 18-year partnership with Alaska Native communities using collaborative field based research methods. Its goal is to provide a case study fulfilling the spirit of ecological inquiry, offering a detailed and nuanced description of a community intervention. The articles describe the nature of our work, including some of our successes, as well as challenges, dilemmas, and even disappointments we experienced along the way. Our primary aim was to develop and assess the feasibility of a complex, multi-level intervention to increase protective factors hypothesized to reduce suicide and alcohol abuse among rural Yup'ik Alaska Native youth ages 12-18. The articles that follow include descriptions of the cultural context, relevant literature and project history, our methods of community engagement in measurement development strategies, an empirical test of the prevention model that guided the intervention, the development and implementation of the intervention, a feasibility and impact assessment, and an evaluation of community engagement. A final article summarizes what is generalizable from the work in field based intervention research with rural and culturally distinct populations, and future prospects for decolonizing community intervention research methods. These papers raise important issues, including (1) need for deep, contextual ecological descriptions, (2) reconceptualization of time in the research relationship, (3) distinctions between populations and communities, and (4) the conflict between values of communities and intervention science. PMID:24912872

Allen, James; Mohatt, Gerald V

2014-09-01

93

The NIE-NMSU Project on Minorities and Women's Research. A Multi-Purpose Model to Increase Equal Participation in Educational Research. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The final report for two years (1978-1980) of the National Institute of Education-New Mexico State University Project on Minorities and Women's Research, whose goal was to increase representation of women and minorities in educational research, consists of descriptions of project activities and eight appendices. The descriptive section details…

Chu, Lily

94

Staten Island/New Jersey urban air toxics assessment project report. Volume 2. Description of the project. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The volume contains the description of the project. It presents the project organization in terms of participants and committee structure; and summarizes the workplans and anticipated outputs for the seven technical subcommittees: Quality Assurance, Data Management, Ambient Monitoring, Emission Inventory, Modeling and Source Identification, Indoor Air, and Exposure and Health Risk Assessment.

Not Available

1993-01-01

95

What is a system? NASA's phased project description  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA phase A and B projects are addressed. The Phase A study is the preliminary analysis of a space concept. These concepts could have come from a pre-Phase A study or from other sources within or external to NASA. The majority of concepts that are studied at MSFC are assigned by NASA Headquarters and funded accordingly. The overall program schedule depicts important milestones that establish the start and finish dates of each study phase, including design, development, launch, and operations. The Phase B of the project consists of the refinement of preliminary requirements, cost estimates, schedules and risk assessments prior to starting final design and development. The goal of a concept definition activity is to determine the best and most feasible concept(s) that will satisfy the mission and science requirements.

96

Family Preservation (Family Focus Research Project).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Family Focus Research project provided a comprehensive evaluation of home-based crisis intervention strategies for families with children at risk of placement into substitute care. It examined the relative costs and benefits of three types of brief, i...

J. R. Taplin C. Rowland

1983-01-01

97

Materials Dispersion and Biodynamics Project Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

M. L. Lewis

1992-01-01

98

Ada Transition Research Project (Phase 1).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of this research project was the development of a design strategy using software engineering methodologies to transition STAMIS applications from COBOL to Ada. This is the final report outlining the reverse engineering and redesign strategie...

R. L. Hobbs J. J. Nealon R. Wassmuth

1990-01-01

99

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Technology Transition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was created in 1958 to ensure technological superiority for U.S. military forces by fostering innovation and pursuing high-payoff, frequently high-risk projects. Each conflict since that time has demon...

1997-01-01

100

NASA's Hypersonic Research Engine Project: A review  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Andrews, Earl H.; Mackley, Ernest A.

1994-01-01

101

An overview of an illuminator of opportunity passive radar research project and its signal processing research directions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, an overview of an Illuminator Of Opportunity (IOO) passive radar research project being conducted at DSTO is presented, with a specific focus on the signal processing research directions that are being investigated. The overview provides a discussion on the selection of transmitters as well as a description of the multi-channel receiver. The signal processing research direction discussion

J. Palmer; S. Palumbo; A. Summers; D. Merrett; S. Searle; S. Howard

2011-01-01

102

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...

103

Abstract and research accomplishments of University Coal Research Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Principal Investigators of the grants supported by the University Coal Research Program were requested to submit abstracts and highlight accomplishments of their respective projects in time for distribution at a conference on June 13--14, 1995 at Tenn...

1995-01-01

104

Commentary: The Value of Science Research Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Frisby, Al; Mccurdy, Dennis

2005-04-01

105

Development of Research Projects in Advanced Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Yu, Ping; Guha, Suchi

2008-04-01

106

Research and Transfer: A Teaching Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Stern, Catherine; Macheski, Cecilia

2012-01-01

107

DCIS Research Resources: Funded DCIS Projects  

Cancer.gov

This section provides a list of NCI grants with at least some focus on DCIS research, DCIS projects that have been funded by organizations other than NIH, and a current list of DCIS clinical trials. The NIH's RePORTER database, the NCI Funded Research Portfolio, the International Cancer Research Portfolio, and the ClinicalTrials.gov Web site were the primary sources of information. We recognize that this list may not be comprehensive.

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38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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)...

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38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 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)...

2013-07-01

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38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 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)...

2012-07-01

112

EPRI condenser-related research projects  

SciTech Connect

This special report summarizes the research projects EPRI has funded through 1981 relating to steam surface condensers in electric power plants. Divided into sections according to the type of issue addressed, the first section presents general projects identifying causes of condenser failures. The following sections deal with studies on air and water in leakage control, erosion-corrosion control, leak detection, biofouling and scaling, engineering design, nondestructive evaluation techniques, and special issues of closed-cycle cooling systems.

Laliberte, M.; Bartz, J.; Chow, W.; Diaz-Tous, I.; Murarka, I.; Childs, W.; Coit, R.; Law, T.; Quinn, J.; Syrett, B.

1981-05-01

113

Project Description and Publications List for UAH CMMR  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Kaukler, William F.

1999-01-01

114

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.

115

Advanced energy projects; FY 1995 research summaries  

SciTech Connect

The AEP Division supports projects to explore novel energy-related concepts which are typically at an early stage of scientific development, and high-risk, exploratory concepts. Topical areas presently receiving support are: 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. There were 46 research projects during FY 1995; ten were initiated during that fiscal year. The summaries are separated into grant and laboratory programs, and small business innovation research programs.

NONE

1995-09-01

116

COVER Project and Earth resources research transition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1986-01-01

117

Japanese Computational Grid Research Project: NAREGI  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

118

Launching a Research Project: Why and How to Get Started.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Urges developmental educators to undertake classroom research. Offers guidance on the formulation of research questions. Compares four research methodologies: correlational, experimental, descriptive, and ethnographic research. Reviews potential problems. (DMM)

Pollard, Rita; Duignan, Wendy L.

1989-01-01

119

Advanced Research Projects Agency counterdrug program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Defense (DoD), in support of the National Drug Control Strategy, has designated that detecting and countering the production, trafficking and use of illegal drugs is a high priority national security mission. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Counterdrug Program is assisting DoD in this objective by developing technology and prototype systems to enhance the capabilities of the

John J. Pennella

1994-01-01

120

Performance Metrics Research Project - Final Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

M. Deru; P. Torcellini

2005-01-01

121

Argonne's Magellan Cloud Computing Research Project  

ScienceCinema

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

122

Collaborative Project: Research on Strongly Coupled Plasmas.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The main research accomplishments/findings of the project were the following: (1) Publication of an in-depth review article in Physics of Plasmas on the quasilocalized charge approximation (QLCA) in strongly coupled plasma physics and its application to a...

K. I. Golden

2002-01-01

123

Argonne's Magellan Cloud Computing Research Project  

ScienceCinema

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

Beckman, Pete

2013-04-19

124

Investigating Birthdays: A Library Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An approach to using a student's own birthday as the basis of a library research project for college and high school students is described in this brief article. AUTHOR'S COMMENT (excerpt): I found my students became very excited about a topic that introduced them to the library while exciting their curiosity and interest: to investigate events…

Flavin, Louise

1982-01-01

125

Pre-School Research and Evaluation Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research project was conducted to study the effects of an 8-week prekindergarten enrichment program and of two 15-month preschool enrichment programs. Pretest and posttest scores of experimental and control kindergarten children (a sample of 100 out of 1,000 subjects) showed that both groups made significant gains in all ability categories o f…

Starkweather, Elizabeth Kezia

126

Nortel's green design research project environmental telephone  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1995, Nortel (Northern Telecom Ltd.) has made several environmental achievements, including: a lead-free interconnection technology; use of a nonhalogenated flame retardant for printed circuit broads; and a reduction in the diversity of plastics in telephones. In 1997, Nortel decided to consolidate these achievements into one green design research project, using a telephone as a predictive model. The purpose of

W. Trumble; M. Frenette

1998-01-01

127

Advanced Energy Projects FY 1996 research summaries  

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1996-09-01

128

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Darrow, Edward E., Ed.

129

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Scott A. Socolofsky; Kuang-An Chang

130

Monitoring Anthropogenic Carbon, A Classroom Research Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2010-12-01

131

Big Five Personality Factors Research Using Christal's Self Description Inventory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper recounts the latest efforts to evaluate the properties of the Air Force Self Description Inventory (AFSDI) when it is administered, using both computer assisted and paper and pencil formats, to a variety of subject samples in the United States ...

J. M. Collins J. M. Barucky

1999-01-01

132

Descriptive Analysis of Single Subject Research Designs: 1983-2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hammond, Diana; Gast, David L.

2010-01-01

133

Feasibility study of coal gasification\\/fuel cell\\/cogeneration project, Scranton, Pennsylvania site. Project description  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report is to describe a coal gasification\\/fuel cell\\/cogeneration (GFC) project that is specific to the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant (AAP) in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The project at this site, as with those at the three other sites selected for this program, is intended to demonstrate the technical, economic, and financing viability of power generation by fuel cells using gas from

B. Rossi; P. Estreich

1985-01-01

134

Feasibility study of coal gasification\\/fuel cell\\/cogeneration project, Washington, DC site. Project description  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this report is to describe a coal gasification\\/fuel cell\\/cogeneration (GFC) project that is specific to the Georgetown University site in Washington, DC. The project at this site, as with those at the three other sites selected for this program, is intended to demonstrate the technical, economic, and financing viability of power generation by fuel cells using gas

C. Trapp; P. Estreich

1985-01-01

135

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2014-01-01

136

20 CFR 638.700 - Experimental, research, and demonstration projects.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Experimental, research, and demonstration projects...LABOR JOB CORPS PROGRAM UNDER TITLE IV-B OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Experimental, Research, and Demonstration Projects § 638.700 Experimental, research, and demonstration...

2010-04-01

137

Abstract and research accomplishments of University Coal Research Projects  

SciTech Connect

The Principal Investigators of the grants supported by the University Coal Research Program were requested to submit abstracts and highlight accomplishments of their respective projects in time for distribution at a conference on June 13--14, 1995 at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. This book is a compilation of the material received in response to that request. For convenience, the 70 grants reported in this book are stored into eight technical areas, Coal Science, Coal Surface Science, Reaction Chemistry, Advanced Process Concepts, Engineering Fundamentals and Thermodynamics, Environmental Science, high Temperature Phenomena, and Special topics. Indexes are provided for locating projects by subject, principal investigators, and contracting organizations. Each extended abstract describes project objectives, work accomplished, significance to the Fossil Energy Program, and plans for the next year.

NONE

1995-06-01

138

Open Science Project in White Dwarf Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Vornanen, T.

2013-01-01

139

Description of organizational components: Health and Safety Research Division.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Health and Safety Research Division (HASRD) conducts a broad range of basic and applied research in the general area of life sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The specific mission of the Division is to provide a sound scientific basis ...

1990-01-01

140

Ten steps to success in integrative research projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research in the INTELS project has revealed that many integrative (= interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary) landscape projects frequently face similar challenges. There are, however, few guidelines available to help projects avoid common problems. In this chapter, we present what we consider the ten most important steps towards successful integrative research projects. We define successful projects as those that reach integration and

Bärbel Tress; G. Tress; Gary Fry

2006-01-01

141

Abstracts and research accomplishments of university coal research projects  

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1991-06-01

142

International Interdisciplinary Research Institute Project in Senegal  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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. )

Gueye, Paul

2010-02-01

143

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Elber, W.

1984-01-01

144

Proactive Description for Useful Applications: Researching Language Options for Better Translation Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

The initial assumption for this inquiry is that producing useful applications is part of the research process, and that it is the duty of the researcher to 'transfer' the knowledge gained in basic, descriptive research to 'know-how' packages to be used by other professionals\\/ in other activities. This paper illustrates a contrastive corpus-based research procedure using a case study: the

OSA RABADÁN

145

A Research Design for NASA-Funded Professional Development Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2011-12-01

146

Feasibility study of coal gasification/fuel cell/cogeneration project, Washington, DC site. Project description  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to describe a coal gasification/fuel cell/cogeneration (GFC) project that is specific to the Georgetown University site in Washington, DC. The project at this site, as with those at the three other sites selected for this program, is intended to demonstrate the technical, economic, and financing viability of power generation by fuel cells using gas from coal. Mass and energy balances were prepared for the gasification, gas processing, fuel cell, and thermal-management systems using an eastern Kentucky bituminous coal, selected for its low tendency to cake in the gasifier bed.

Trapp, C.; Estreich, P.

1985-06-01

147

The NASA/DOD aerospace knowledge diffusion research project: A research agenda  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The project has both immediate and long term purposes. In the first instance it provides a practical and pragmatic basis for understanding how the results of NASA/DoD research diffuse into the aerospace R and D process. Over the long term it provides an empirical basis for understanding the aerospace knowledge diffusion process itself, and its implications at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels. The project is studying the major barriers to effective knowledge diffusion. This project will provide descriptive and analytical data regarding the flow of scientific and technical information (STI). It will examine both channels used to communicate information and the social system of the aerospace knowledge diffusion process.

Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.

1990-01-01

148

A CAL-Based Distance Education Project in Evolution: 1. Description of the Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The educational design of a project option in an Open University course on evolution is described. Also described is the simulation which models the genetic and evolutionary consequences of two populations of a species of flowering plant coming together after a period of genetic isolation. (Author/JN)

Murphy, P. J.

1984-01-01

149

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

150

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

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

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

2005-01-01

151

Status of SMILES research products and retrieval algorithm description.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The super-conducting SubMillimeter wave Limb Emission Sounder (SMILES) is a high sensi-tive radiometer to study atmospheric dynamics and chemistry with a strong emphasis on the stratosphere. It is the result of the collaboration between the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Institute of Information and Communications and Technol-ogy (NICT, Japan). It is operating from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) onboard the International Space Station. Observations started on October, 2009. The latitude coverage is typically from -38° to 65° . The main products are the distribution from the upper-troposphere to the mesosphere of O3 and its isotopes, H35 Cl, H37 Cl, ClO, BrO, HO2 , HOCl, H2 O2 , CH3 CN and H2 O. Thanks to its high signal to noise ratio, SMILES is very well suited for observing radicals with very low abundances such as BrO and HO2 . Furthermore due to the ISS orbit precession, it is possible to follow their diurnal variation at given latitudes. The operational processing of the observations is done in JAXA for levels 1b and 2 data, and in NICT for level 3 data. A system for research on retrieval algorithms has been developed by NICT. The results are named research products. In this presentation, we will present the status and the algorithms for the NICT research products as well as the ongoing research including plans for new products.

Baron, Philippe; Kasai, Yasuko; Ochiai, Satoshi; Sagawa, Hideo; Mendrok, Jana; Urban, Joachim; Murtagh, Donal P.; Moller, Joakim; Murayama, Yasuhiro

152

Continence for women: evaluation of AWHONN's third research utilization project.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE: To develop an evidence-based protocol for initial evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence and to design procedures that would facilitate the protocol's implementation into clinical practice. DESIGN: Descriptive report of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Continence for Women Project. SETTING: Twenty-one public, private, and other women's health sites. Participants: Women in ambulatory care settings (N = 1474) provided demographic statistics. METHODS: The protocol was developed, sites were selected, site coordinator training was provided, data collection was facilitated by project-specific teleforms, and the overall process was evaluated by the science team. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Site representation, patient representation, site coordinator feedback on the training program, and site coordinator experience during project implementation. RESULTS: The process yielded a representative mix of site and patient diversity appropriate for testing of the protocol. Site coordinators felt well-prepared to implement the protocol and experienced increased professional satisfaction because of therapeutic benefits achieved for patients and positive collaboration with physicians. CONCLUSIONS: The Continence for Women Project demonstrated the potential for developing and testing evidence-based protocols for clinical practice when the resources of an organization such as AWHONN and the research community are combined. PMID:10729181

Sampselle; Wyman; Thomas; Newman; Gray; Dougherty; Burns

2000-03-01

153

Materials dispersion and biodynamics project research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Lewis, Marian L.

1992-01-01

154

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

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.

NONE

1998-04-01

155

National Storage Laboratory: a collaborative research project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The grand challenges of science and industry that are driving computing and communications have created corresponding challenges in information storage and retrieval. An industry-led collaborative project has been organized to investigate technology for storage systems that will be the future repositories of national information assets. Industry participants are IBM Federal Systems Company, Ampex Recording Systems Corporation, General Atomics DISCOS Division, IBM ADSTAR, Maximum Strategy Corporation, Network Systems Corporation, and Zitel Corporation. Industry members of the collaborative project are funding their own participation. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory through its National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC) will participate in the project as the operational site and provider of applications. The expected result is the creation of a National Storage Laboratory to serve as a prototype and demonstration facility. It is expected that this prototype will represent a significant advance in the technology for distributed storage systems capable of handling gigabyte-class files at gigabit-per-second data rates. Specifically, the collaboration expects to make significant advances in hardware, software, and systems technology in four areas of need, (1) network-attached high performance storage; (2) multiple, dynamic, distributed storage hierarchies; (3) layered access to storage system services; and (4) storage system management.

Coyne, Robert A.; Hulen, Harry; Watson, Richard W.

1993-01-01

156

28 CFR 512.17 - Monitoring approved research projects.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Monitoring approved research projects. 512.17 Section 512.17 Judicial...JUSTICE GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH Research § 512.17 Monitoring approved research...

2013-07-01

157

Data Management for Community Research Projects: A JGOFS Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 thes...

R. K. Lowry

1992-01-01

158

SIMRAND I Computer Program: Simulation of Research and Development Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

SIMulation of Research ANd Development Projects (SIMRAND) is a methodology for the selection of the optimal subset of system or tasks to be implemented on a research and development (R and D) project. The SIMRAND methodology models the alternative subsets...

R. F. Miles

1986-01-01

159

The Jikes Research Virtual Machine project: Building an open-source research community  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the evolution of the Jikese Research Virtual Machine project from an IBM internal research project, called Jalapen? o, into an open-source project. After summarizing the original goals of the project, we discuss the motivation for releasing it as an open-source project and the activities performed to ensure the success of the project. Throughout, we highlight the unique

Bowen Alpern; Steve Augart; Stephen M. Blackburn; Maria A. Butrico; Anthony Cocchi; Perry Cheng; Julian Dolby; Stephen J. Fink; David Grove; Michael Hind; Kathryn S. Mckinley; Mark F. Mergen; J. Eliot B. Moss; Ton Anh Ngo; Vivek Sarkar; Martin Trapp

2005-01-01

160

Nucleon description in a projected chiral soliton model with dynamical confinement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a nucleon description based on a chiral version of a colour-dielectric model with non-strange quarks and scalar-isoscalar (?) and pseudoscalar-isovector ( overline?) meson fields. Approximate solutions of the model are obtained in a beyond-mean-field calculation. Quarks are treated in the valence approximation, occupying the same nodeless s-orbit. Coherent states are used to describe the meson clouds. The total baryon state has a hedgehog shape. A standard projection formalism is used to obtain model states with definite angular momentum and isospin and total linear momentum zero. To a large extent we use a variation-after-projection (VAP) procedure to obtain radial amplitudes for the mesons and quarks. The model state which describes the nucleon is used for evaluating its static properties. The projection on linear momentum causes a major effect on the rest mass of the nucleon. This effect amounts to 30% decrease with respect to the mean-field energy. Except for the charge radius of the proton, the other observables are less affected by the projections. We find sets of parameters for which a reasonable nucleon description is obtained.

Neuber, T.; Fiolhais, M.; Goeke, K.; Urbano, J. N.

1993-08-01

161

Student Research Projects and the Institutional Review Board  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shore, Nancy

2009-01-01

162

Pew Research Journalism Project: Twitter News Consumers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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."

Guskin, Emily; Mitchell, Amy S.

2013-11-04

163

Middle East Research and Information Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

164

Energy Efficient Community Development in California: Chula Vista Research Project  

SciTech Connect

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.

Gas Technology Institute

2009-03-31

165

Weapon research project cost evaluation method based on technology readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional weapon research project pricing method makes the bigger valuation cost, the more profit research department is got. The weapon research department always loses the driver of saving cost and controlling expenditure. This paper identifies the technology units, evaluates technology risk based on technology readiness theory. According to value engineering methods, it provides weapon research project cost evaluation method from

Tengda Guo; Mengjun Li; Chaomin Ou

2011-01-01

166

Project W-211 Initial Tank Retrieval Systems (ITRS) Description of Operations for 241-AZ-102  

SciTech Connect

The primary purpose of the Initial Tank Retrieval Systems (ITRS) is to provide systems for retrieval of radioactive wastes stored in underground double-shell tanks (DSTs) for transfer to alternate storage, evaporation, pretreatment or treatment, while concurrently reducing risks associated with safety watch list and other DSTs. This Description of Operation (DOO) defines the control philosophy for the waste retrieval system for Tank 241-AZ-102 (AZ-102). This DOO provides a basis for the detailed design of the Project W-211 Retrieval Control System (RCS) for AZ-102 and also establishes test criteria for the RCS.

BRIGGS, S.R.

2000-02-25

167

28 CFR 512.11 - Requirements for research projects and researchers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Requirements for research projects and researchers. 512.11 Section 512...JUSTICE GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH Research § 512.11 Requirements for research...

2011-07-01

168

28 CFR 512.11 - Requirements for research projects and researchers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Requirements for research projects and researchers. 512.11 Section 512...JUSTICE GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH Research § 512.11 Requirements for research...

2010-07-01

169

28 CFR 512.11 - Requirements for research projects and researchers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Requirements for research projects and researchers. 512.11 Section 512...JUSTICE GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH Research § 512.11 Requirements for research...

2012-07-01

170

Understanding Change: From Description to Explanation in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Absent from current child psychotherapy research is attention to theories, mechanisms, and processes that explain how therapy works. In keeping with the arguments in Hughes' target article, this paper builds on the ideas that there is a need for theory in child and adolescent therapy research, along with a progression from description to…

Kazdin, Alan E.

2000-01-01

171

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

172

The Student as Scientist: Secondary Student Research Projects in Astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student research projects are becoming either integral or optional components of Science curricula in several countries. They provide a valuable opportunity for high school students to experience many of the joys and frustrations that make up the intellectual challenge of Science. Astronomy is one branch of Science that lends itself to student projects. Student Research Projects (SRPs) can be individual,

R. P. Hollow

173

Project SunSHINE: A Student-Based Research Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Hugick, Julie; Donahue, Rick

2003-01-01

174

Directory of Library Research and Demonstration Projects--1966-1975.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This directory of projects highlights research advances in the areas of library cooperation and networks, services to special target groups, administration and new technology, new types of library service, and improvement of training. Each project record ...

1978-01-01

175

30 CFR 402.10 - Research-project applications.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Research-project applications. 402.10...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WATER-RESOURCES RESEARCH PROGRAM AND THE WATER-RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY...Management Procedures § 402.10 Research-project applications....

2013-07-01

176

Finnish research project on acidification (HAPRO).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains the abstracts of presentations given at an extensive research symposium held on April 21 - 24, 1987, where over one hundred Finnish scientists presented their research results. The topics covered several research disciplines from poll...

P. Anttila P. Kauppi

1987-01-01

177

Research-centric project-based learning of optomechanical design  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the Spring Semester of 2011, Univ. of Central Florida's CREOL introduced an elective course in Optomechanical Design. In addition to homework assignments and exams, one component of the course grade was a design project. Rather than the traditional "assigned" project, the instructor experimented with a novel research-centric approach. Specifically, students were asked to select a project directly applicable to their graduate research. While challenging for the instructor to grade, student motivation and performance remained exceptionally high throughout the semester. This paper summarizes the background, projects, and pedagogical benefits of such a research-centric approach to project-based learning.

Kasunic, Keith J.; Bagnell, Marcus; D'Archangel, Jeff; Dillard, Alexander W.; Douglass, Kyle M.; Mills, M. S.; Ott, Dan; Relina, Victoriya; Webb, Benjamin

2012-10-01

178

Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kinoshita, K.

1985-06-01

179

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Bernard, Warren

180

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Moore, M.L.

1994-01-01

181

Justification of Estimates for Fiscal Year 1987, Submitted to Congress February 1986. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the budget justification submitted to Congress by the Defense Advanced Research Projects AGency (DARPA). Each RDT&E Descriptive Sumamry of a budgeted projects gives the program element, the mission area number, the title, the budget activity and t...

1986-01-01

182

Project Management Practices and Information Technology Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Corporations of varying sizes and operations within the construction industry acclaim the contribution of project management applications that assist in business and operational practices. An integrated intelligent construction management application that enables process modeling and algorithmic analysis of construction process planning, interacts with a mainframe-based automated relational database system, and drives the project sequencing, scheduling, decision making and change management

Ossama Salem

2008-01-01

183

Women's History Landmark Project: Policy and Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Miller, Page Putnam

184

Linguistic Analysis of Project Ownership for Undergraduate Research Experiences  

PubMed Central

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 to different types of educational research experiences. The results of the study suggest that the design of a research experience significantly influences the degree of project ownership expressed by students when they describe those experiences. The analysis identified both positive and negative aspects of project ownership and provided a working definition for how a student experiences his or her research opportunity. These elements suggest several features that could be incorporated into an undergraduate research experience to foster a student's sense of project ownership.

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

2012-01-01

185

Enhancing Astronomy Major Learning Through Group Research Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

186

Safety Research Project of a Large Chemical Plant,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The safety research project for the Kemira Oy fine chemicals plant being constructed near Kokkola, Finland, is described. The report details the selection and application of safety analysis methods, safety research of process systems, and safety design of...

J. Fieandt H. Heimbueger B. Wahlstroem R. Keraenen P. Luukka

1988-01-01

187

When Work Takes Flight: Research Results from the Emergence Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the final report of EMERGENCE, a three-year research project, funded under the European commission's IST (Information Society Technologies) Program and involving a research collaboration between partners in the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, De...

U. Huws

2003-01-01

188

DATA QUALITY OBJECTIVES AND MEASUREMENT QUALITY OBJECTIVES FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS  

EPA Science Inventory

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...

189

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Paulikas, G. A.

1974-01-01

190

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

2010-01-01

191

An Empirical Description of Student Subcultures at the University of Maryland. Research Report #4-70.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine if Clark and Trow's (1966) typology of student subcultures could be empirically applied to a description of University of Maryland students. Twelve Counseling Center research staff members faked answers to the 1969 University Student Census (USC), an activities and attitude inventory administered to all…

Fiore, Neil A.; Sedlacek, William E.

192

Teacher Effectiveness, Mobility, and Attrition in Florida: A Descriptive Analysis. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While there has been substantial research studying the factors that influence teachers' career decisions, there is far less literature on the relationship between teacher effectiveness, mobility, and attrition. In the paper "Teacher Effectiveness, Mobility, and Attrition in Florida: A Descriptive Analysis," Martin West and Matthew Chingos address…

National Center on Performance Incentives, 2008

2008-01-01

193

Characteristics of Methods of Subject Selection and Description in Research on Autism. Brief Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Characteristics of autism research were examined in the survey of a subset of studies (1971-1982). Results indicated inadequacies of subject selection procedures and omission of important descriptive information. The authors stress the need for increased use of objective, quantitative measures of diagnosis and assessment of intellectual abilities.…

Kistner, Janet; Robbins, Frank

1986-01-01

194

The Association of Research Libraries Statistics and Measurement Program: From Descriptive Data to Performance Measures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has collected descriptive data from its members for the better part of the 20th century. This data shows that as libraries' environments change to reflect increased interest in accountability and institutional outcomes. To account for this, an ARL New Measures Initiative has been established to develop…

Blixrud, Julia C.

195

CAPER: Crime Analysis - Project Evaluation - Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

CAPER is a methodology for collecting, processing, and analyzing offenses reported to the police. The methodology may be computerized or used manually. The CAPER methodology provides baseline data in a format useable for crime analysis and project evaluat...

1972-01-01

196

Willamette Ecosystem Service Project: Research Prospectus.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Willamette Ecosystem Services Project seeks to quantify ecosystem services and understand the effects of anthropogenic stresses on those services in order to provide a rigorous scientific basis for valuing ecological benefits of existing and proposed ...

2007-01-01

197

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory catalog of research projects  

SciTech Connect

Research from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory is briefly presented. Topics include: (1) Applied Science; (2) Chemical Sciences; (3) Earth Sciences; (4) Materials Sciences; (5) Accelerator and Fusion Research; (6) Nuclear Science; (7) Physics; (8) Cell and Molecular Biology; (9) Chemical Biodynamics; (10) Research Medicine and Radiation Biophysics; (11) Engineering; (12) Environmental Protection, Health and Safety; and (13) Information and Computing Sciences. (WET)

Not Available

1991-01-01

198

Summary of Research Projects 1970-1971.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews research carried on at Educational Testing Service during the period July 1, 1970 through June 30, 1971. The research areas covered are: (1) Psychological Research (human development, learning and cognition, personality, and social behavior); (2) Educational Applications (early and primary education, secondary education, higher education,…

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.

199

Linguistic Analysis of Project Ownership for Undergraduate Research Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

200

Evaluating a collaborative IT based research and development project.  

PubMed

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

Khan, Zaheer; Ludlow, David; Caceres, Santiago

2013-10-01

201

Value of Systems Engineering - SECOE Research Project Progress Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a progress report on the results of a SECOE research project to collect and ana- lyze data that describes project cost, schedule, and qual- ity with systems engineering cost and quality. The original hypotheses to be tested are that (a) at low lev- els, increasing systems engineering effort results in better project quality, and (b) there is

Eric Honour; Brian Mar

202

Incorporating Student-Designed Research Projects in the Chemistry Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although many chemistry students at small liberal arts colleges participate in undergraduate research projects with faculty members, they do not get much experience framing their own research questions and designing their own projects, which is an important part of science. We have implemented a developmental process to help students design and…

Iimoto, Devin S.; Frederick, Kimberley A.

2011-01-01

203

A Killer Asteroids Research Project for Undergraduate Non-Majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a progress report on the development and testing of our Killer Asteroids Research Project, which enables the assessment of asteroid impact risk in the undergraduate classroom. This is part of an NSF CCLI grant to develop Research Based Science Education (RBSE) curricula for non-majors. Our curricula include six projects covering astrometric, photometric, and spectroscopic techniques, which are being

Andrew W. Puckett; T. A. Rector

2009-01-01

204

Teachers' Learning in a Research and Development Work Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Postholm, May Britt

2011-01-01

205

A national science foundation supported undergraduate CSMET research project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a program at Texas A&M University B Corpus Christi which seeks to involve a substantial number of undergraduate students in active research. This program receives funding from the National Science Foundation, grant number DUE-0094898. Students receive a small stipend in return for participating in one of several multidisciplinary projects. Projects include funded and unfunded research conducted by

R. Stephen Dannelly; Carl W. Steidley

2002-01-01

206

An Action-Research Project: Community Lead Poisoning Prevention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action-research project focused on gathering data on awareness of lead poisoning, as well as disseminating information on lead poisoning prevention in a metropolitan midwestern city. This project reflects an action-research approach to service learning and was in collaboration with a grass-roots organization. This paper outlines the daunting…

Rajaram, Shireen S.

2007-01-01

207

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

SciTech Connect

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.

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

208

Abstracts 1987. New Horizons in Long Term Care: A Report on the Long Term Care Research and Demonstration Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet provides a description of 14 projects which were awarded funds during fiscal year 1987 for collaborative research in long-term care to find new ways to treat long-term care patients in Illinois nursing homes. It includes the organization or institution receiving the award, an abstract of the research proposal, and the name of the…

Illinois State Dept. of Public Aid, Springfield.

209

Directory of Researchers for Human Research and Development Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Directory of Researchers identifies individuals performing or managing current people-related research and development for the Department of Defense (DoD). The Directory is intended to facilitate and encourage active coordination and cooperation withi...

1981-01-01

210

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1991-01-01

211

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Production research and marketing research and development projects. 932.45 Section...GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Research and Development § 932.45 Production...

2011-01-01

212

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Production research and marketing research and development projects. 932.45 Section...GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Research and Development § 932.45 Production...

2012-01-01

213

Summary of Research Projects 1972-1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose, progress, and in most cases, major findings are presented for research conducted at Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. during 1972-73. Under the rubric, Psychological Research, summaries are provided for work dealing with human development, learning and cognition, personality, and social behavior. For the category, Educational…

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.

214

Projecting Health Cost from Research Herds1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health costs by categories were summarized from 1,999 lactations of 863 cows in three dairy herds. These costs were projected to Dairy Herd Improve- ment data. Health categories were mam- mary, reproduction, locomotion, diges- tion, respiration, other, and total. The largest estimated total health cost of $67.63 was associated with postpartum length (days in milk and dry) greater than 420

R. D. Shanks; P. J. Berger; A. E. Freeman; D. H. Kelley; F. N. Dickinson

1982-01-01

215

The International Resilience Project: Research and Application.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Grotberg, Edith H.

216

MT. SINAI: ASTHMA AND PESTICIDES RESEARCH PROJECT  

EPA Science Inventory

Mount Sinai Medical Center has a Children's Health Center, funded jointly by EPA and NIEHS. Their Center (one of eight in the country) focuses on the neurodevelopmental effects of exposure to pesticides and PCBs. This project leverages the resources of this well-funded Center ...

217

The Multinational Coordinated Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Research Project  

NSF Publications Database

The Multinational Coordinated Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Research Project Progress Report: Year Two The Multinational Science Steering Committee 1992 PREFACE In 1990, an ad hoc committee composed of nine scientists from the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia prepared a report entitled "Long-range Plan for the Multinational Coordinated Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Research Project". Progress in Arabidopsis research has occurred, in part, because Arabidopsis is integrated into general ...

218

AVST Morphing Project Research Summaries in Fiscal Year 2001  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

McGowan, Anna-Maria R.

2002-01-01

219

Towards an Ontology for the Global Geodynamics Project: Automated Extraction of Resource Descriptions from an XML-Based Data Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using the Earth Science Markup Language (ESML), an XML-based data model for the Global Geodynamics Project (GGP) was recently introduced [Lumb & Aldridge, Proc. HPCS 2005, Kotsireas & Stacey, eds., IEEE, 2005, 216-222]. This data model possesses several key attributes -i.e., it: makes use of XML schema; supports semi-structured ASCII format files; includes Earth Science affinities; and is on track for compliance with emerging Grid computing standards (e.g., the Global Grid Forum's Data Format Description Language, DFDL). Favorable attributes notwithstanding, metadata (i.e., data about data) was identified [Lumb & Aldridge, 2005] as a key challenge for progress in enabling the GGP for Grid computing. Even in projects of small-to-medium scale like the GGP, the manual introduction of metadata has the potential to be the rate-determining metric for progress. Fortunately, an automated approach for metadata introduction has recently emerged. Based on Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages (GRDDL, http://www.w3.org/2004/01/rdxh/spec), this bottom-up approach allows for the extraction of Resource Description Format (RDF) representations from the XML-based data model (i.e., the ESML representation of GGP data) subject to rules of transformation articulated via eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT). In addition to introducing relationships into the GGP data model, and thereby addressing the metadata requirement, the syntax and semantics of RDF comprise a requisite for a GGP ontology - i.e., ``the common words and concepts (the meaning) used to describe and represent an area of knowledge'' [Daconta et al., The Semantic Web, Wiley, 2003]. After briefly reviewing the XML-based model for the GGP, attention focuses on the automated extraction of an RDF representation via GRDDL with XSLT-delineated templates. This bottom-up approach, in tandem with a top-down approach based on the Protege integrated development environment for ontologies (http://protege.stanford.edu/), allows for initial scoping of an ontology for the GGP. Such ontological approaches are key to enabling the use of formerly specific-purpose GGP data into broader systems and frameworks such as those demanded by current challenges in tsunami research following the devastating 26 December 2004 Sumatra-Andaman event.

Lumb, L. I.; Aldridge, K. D.

2005-12-01

220

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...

221

Special Translational Research Acceleration Projects (STRAPs)  

Cancer.gov

The goal of this particular STRAP opportunity was to accelerate translational research focused on the Immune Response Modifier (IRM) pathway by way of supplemental funding to an investigator's existing NCI-funded grant.

222

Creating and Guiding Mobile Device Research Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper describes a highly effective two-semester client-oriented team-based approach in which students get their first 'real' research and development experience in a carefully guided environment that fashions theory into product. Examples used descri...

C. F. Morrell G. A. Jacoby

2011-01-01

223

Research Projects, Technical Reports and Publications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Oliger, Joseph

1996-01-01

224

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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)

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

1987-01-01

225

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.

226

Research Project on Ear Infections Dramatizes Challenge of Conflicts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An unusual conflict-of-interest case involving the federal government, a university researcher on ear infections, and the pharmaceutical industry has renewed the debate over what constitutes unacceptable conflict of interest, federal review of medical treatment, government protection against research bias, and disclosure of research project

Cordes, Colleen

1993-01-01

227

Directory of research projects: Planetary geology and geophysics program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Holt, Henry (editor)

1992-01-01

228

Minnesota Agripower Project, Task IV research report  

SciTech Connect

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.

Fruin, J.; Tiffany, D.

1997-10-30

229

Control research in windpower project 506259 utilization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Control systems design is analyzed for a windpowered generator with variable velocity. A project for a simplified wind-diesel construction, without a separate bearing was investigated. Yaw motion influence on the lateral motion of the tower was studied. This effect can be attenuated with a better design of the yaw servomotors. The rotor speed was used as out-signal, instead of the acceleration which is proportional to the aerodynamic moment, but the method of computing the acceleration is difficult. Feedback control and mean square errors are outlined.

Ulen, Eskil

1989-01-01

230

Emergency Medical Services Systems Research Projects, 1977. NCHSR Research Management Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains summaries of thirty-two research projects supported by the National Center for Health Services Research (NCHSR) under authority of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. (Focus of these research projects is to describe, explain, and predict the performance of more than 200 EMS systems being established under Title…

National Center for Health Services Research (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.

231

Indigenizing Teacher Education: An Action Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research report focuses on a new elective course entitled "Indigenizing Education: Education for/about Aboriginal Peoples" that was developed and taught by two teacher educators--one Euro-Canadian and the other Metis. The purpose of the course was to increase understanding of Indigenous peoples and of the impact of…

Kitchen, Julian; Raynor, Marg

2013-01-01

232

Center for Neutron Research Project. Status report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Center for Neutron Research (CNR) will provide the world's best facilities for the study of neutron scattering. The CNR will contain a very high flux reactor that will achieve an extremely high power density (between 4 and 8 MW\\/L). The reactor is to be fueled with uranium silicide and cooled, moderated, and reflected by DâO. Initial reactor physics calculations

C. D. West; R. T. Primm; G. L. Copeland; F. C. Difilippo; J. C. Griess; W. R. Gambill; R. M. Moon; I. I. Siman-Tov

1986-01-01

233

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1983-01-01

234

ASPIN - Asteroid Research Project of the ISON Optical Network  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research activities on near-Earth asteroids (named ASPIN) within the ISON project is presented. It includes the support of asteroids survey, program of NEA photometry observation and preparing the subset of few telescopes for reaction on Gaia alerts .

Molotov, I. E.; Agapov, V. M.; Krugly, Yu. N.; Elenin, L. V.

2012-05-01

235

New Illuminator of Opportunity Bistatic Radar Research Project at DSTO.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this report a new Illuminator of Opportunity / Passive Coherent Location research project being conducted in the Microwave Radar Branch of EWRD at DSTO is discussed. Details are provided about such aspects as transmitter selection and characteristics, ...

J. Palmer S. Howard S. Palumbo T. Van Cao

2009-01-01

236

Year 2000 Program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Our primary audit objective was to determine whether the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is adequately preparing its information technology systems to resolve data processing issues for the year 2000 computing problem. Specifically, the audit de...

1998-01-01

237

Utilizing the Common Criteria for Advanced Student Research Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In most computer science graduate programs, students must complete an advanced research project that demonstrates the students technical competence in both the theory and practice of the field. Information security is a specialization area of computer sci...

C. E. Irvine T. D. Nguyen

2006-01-01

238

Evaluation of the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy A Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Kupfer, Carl

1973-01-01

239

Project-Based Transplant Management as a Research Statistical Support  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a transplant management method based on project management concepts applied to organ transplantation processes in all phases to provide statistical support for evidence based medicine (EBM) research. The transplant is viewed as a project composed by phases: (1) Initiation starts with the acknowledgement of transplant necessity. Also, the restrictions and hypothesis are determined thereby defining the medical

P. Letouze; M. M. Teixeira

2009-01-01

240

Utilization of Group Projects in Teaching Social Work Research Methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a effort to promote a awareness of the practical aspects of Social Work Research Methods, a new course was developed which utilized group projects facilitated by volunteer Social Work faculty. Benefits to students included an opportunity to participate in actual projects from conceptualization of the problem through the gathering and analysis of data and the presentation of results. Faculty

Peggy Quinn; Michael Jacobsen; Louis LaBarber

1992-01-01

241

Online Tools Allow Distant Students to Collaborate on Research Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

T.H.E. Journal, 2005

2005-01-01

242

Mary Holmes College Research Project on Rural Blacks.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the report of a project to determine research priorities with respect to the black rural population. The work of the project was conducted in two phases. The first comprised a systematic survey of sources of current information on the rural black ...

M. Z. Davis

1974-01-01

243

Digital Learners in Higher Education: A Research Project Update  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an update of the Digital Learners in Higher Education Research project. In Phase 1 of the project, concluded that there is no empirically-sound basis for most of the claims that have been made about the net generation. It also found there are no meaningful differences between net generation and non-net generation students at…

Morgan, Tannis; Bullen, Mark

2011-01-01

244

Humanistic Research Projects: The Basis for a Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Southard, Sherry

245

Human-Robot Interaction Directed Research Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Rochlis, Jennifer; Ezer, Neta; Sandor, Aniko

2011-01-01

246

Misconduct in research: a descriptive survey of attitudes, perceptions and associated factors in a developing country  

PubMed Central

Background Misconduct in research tarnishes the reputation, credibility and integrity of research institutions. Studies on research or scientific misconduct are still novel in developing countries. In this study, we report on the attitudes, perceptions and factors related to the work environment thought to be associated with research misconduct in a group of researchers in Nigeria - a developing country. Method A survey of researchers attending a scientific conference was done using an adapted Scientific Misconduct Questionnaire-Revised (SMQ-R). Initial descriptive analysis of individual items using frequencies and proportions for all quantitative data was performed. Thereafter, Likert scale responses were transformed into dichotomous responses. Fisher exact test was performed for associations as appropriate. A two-tailed p-value of less than 0.05 was accepted as significant. Result Half of the respondents (50.4%) were aware of a colleague who had committed misconduct, defined as “non-adherence to rules, regulations, guidelines, and commonly accepted professional codes or norms”. Over 88% of the researchers were concerned about the perceived amount of misconduct prevalent in their institution and 96.2% believed that one or more forms of scientific misconduct had occurred in their workplace. More than half (52.7%) rated the severity of penalties for scientific misconduct in their work environment as low. Furthermore¸ the majority (56.1%) were of the view that the chance of getting caught for scientific misconduct in their work environment was low. Conclusion Researchers in Nigeria perceive that scientific misconduct is commonplace in their institutions, but are however worried about the negative effects of scientific misconduct on the credibility of scientific research. We recommend that researchers be empowered with the knowledge and virtues necessary for self-regulation that advance research integrity. Research institutions should however also step into their role of fostering a responsible research ethic and discouraging misconduct.

2014-01-01

247

Small Hydropower Research and Development Technology Project  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2013-12-06

248

Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The US DOE Office of Energy Storage and Distribution provides continuing support for an Energy Storage Program, which includes R and D on advanced electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems. A major goal of this program is to develop electrochemical power sources suitable for application in electric vehicles and/or electric load-leveling devices. The program centers on advanced secondary batteries and fuel cells that offer the potential for high performance and low life-cycle costs. The Technology Base Research 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. Cells covered include molten salt, lithium, alkaline, zinc/halogen, alkali/sulfur, nonaqueous, metal/air, fuel cell.

Kinoshita, K.

1987-07-01

249

Laboratory Technology Research: Abstracts of FY 1996 projects  

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1996-12-31

250

Federal Wind Energy Research Program. Summary results of an assessment of research projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Office of Program Analysis (OPA) undertook an assessment of 55 research projects sponsored by the Federal Wind Energy Research Program. This report summarizes the results of that review. In accordance with statue and policy guidance, the program's res...

1991-01-01

251

[The national biography - a comprehensive research project].  

PubMed

This project was initiated by the Finnish Historical Society in 1993. The reason was an increasing interest in biographies. The aim is to write 6000 Finnish biographies in 11-12 volumes. The articles are planned to be published in the beginning of the year 2000. Selected historical characters from the Middle Ages to the present day are to be described. The most influential persons in politics, economy and the church as well as in art and sport are presented in articles of 20-30 pages. Certain persons representing the economy of life of previous times are presented in shorter articles as examples of the circumstances of their days. In addition extraordinary characters considered to be of special interest to the readers are introduced. The border between the groups is indistinct. The witches from the 17th Century are, for example, both typical representatives of their time and exceptional persons as seen by modern people. Similarities between old magic and modern "alternative" medicine are also obvious. An object of special interest is women's history, which previously has been almost overlooked. Female biographies now constitute about 15% of the articles. The National Biography is also available as a net version. The first articles were opened in late 1997 in the Internet. In the field of medical science, all the most prominent persons in the history of medicine and related professions are included, beginning from the king's physician Johan Copp in the 16th century. The medical profession is extended so as to consist of university professors and scientists, practitioners and promotors of administration as well as healers. PMID:11625414

Makela-Alitalo, A

1998-01-01

252

Changing over a Project Changing over: A Project-Research Supervision as a Conversation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extracts from the written conversation between research student and supervisor show the nature of educative research supervision. The authors argue that researcher-supervisor relationships are methodological in nature as they shape and influence the people, the project and the field. Such relationships, which construct meanings, are complex. A…

Clarke, Helen; Ryan, Charly

2006-01-01

253

Tritium research laboratory cleanup and transition project final report  

SciTech Connect

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.

Johnson, A.J.

1997-02-01

254

Environmental training research project. Final report  

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1996-04-01

255

Teaching Stratification: Stimulating Interest and Critical Thinking through Research Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes that one goal in teaching stratification is to illustrate how powerfully stratification shapes society. Discusses an effort to stimulate critical thinking through student research projects. Lists three goals: involve students in research; show how race, class, and gender impact everyday life; and clarify the importance of these issues to…

Misra, Joya

1997-01-01

256

A Research Project on Values Development in the Netherlands.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article summarizes a research project on values development in Dutch students, grades four through eight. The research investigated: (1) the relationship between teacher and pupil verbal behavior during values development lessons; (2) what verbal behavior is important to pupil outcomes; and (3) the effects of values development lessons on…

Beem, A. L.; Brugman, D.

1984-01-01

257

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...

258

Utilizing the Common Criteria for Advanced Student Research Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

In most computer science graduate programs, students must complete an advanced research project that demonstrates the students technical competence in both the theory and practice of the field. In- formation security is a specialization area of computer science whose research results have direct benefits to real world problems. The Com- mon Criteria (CC) is an international standard for security evaluation

Thuy D. Nguyen; Cynthia E. Irvine

2006-01-01

259

Astronomy Remote Observing Research Projects of US High School Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kadooka, M.; Meech, K. J.

2006-08-01

260

Advanced Satellite Research Project: SCAR Research Database. Bibliographic analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Pelton, Joseph N.

1991-01-01

261

Research Distilled. Summaries of Adult Education Act Section 353 Research Projects, 1989-93.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains summaries of 48 research projects that were, with few exceptions, funded under Section 353 of the Adult Education Act. Discussed in the introduction are the distribution and stated purposes of Section 353 grants, the procedures used to locate the project reports summarized, criteria used to determine which projects would be…

Reiff, Tana

262

Human-Robot Interaction Directed Research Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2014-01-01

263

Co-evolution process between basic research and applied research: A case study of ?-TAS projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although some preceding studies have investigated the co-evolution process of basic research and applied research, the actual interaction between them has not yet been closely observed. This study attempts to show the actual ways in which basic research and applied research interact with and influence each other, by a detailed case study of the mu-TAS (micro total analysis system) projects

Hideki Yoshida; Tadashi Sasa; Eiichi Maruyama

2009-01-01

264

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1998-01-01

265

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

D. G. Perry; J. S. Dahmann

1987-01-01

266

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

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

267

Acoustic facilities for human factors research at NASA Langley Research Center: Description and operational capabilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A number of facilities were developed which provide a unique test capability for psychoacoustics and related human factors research. The design philosophy, physical layouts, dimensions, construction features, operating capabilities, and example applications for these facilities are described. In the exterior effects room, human subjects are exposed to the types of noises that are experienced outdoors, and in the interior effects room, subjects are exposed to the types of noises and noise-induced vibrations that are experience indoors. Subjects are also exposed to noises in an echo-free environment in the anechoic listening room. An aircraft noise synthesis system, which simulates aircraft flyover noise at an observer position on the ground, is used in conjunction with these three rooms. The passenger ride quality apparatus, a device for studying passenger response to noise and vibration in aircraft, or in other vehicles, is described.

Hubbard, H. H.; Powell, C. A.

1981-01-01

268

Engaging High School Students in Space Science Projects and Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

To stimulate interest in Space Science among urban high school students, the New York City Space Science Research Alliance (NYCSSRA) is initiating hands-on\\/inquiry-based research experiences and projects. In collaboration with the Discovery Institute at the College of Staten Island and the NASA PACE program at Medgar Evers College, astronomy\\/physics faculty in the NYCSSRA initiated a set of research-related activities that

I. Robbins; K. Rowan; K. Brathwaite; W. C. Harris; T. Tulsee; P. Michel; I. Ekejiuba

2003-01-01

269

Human-Robot Interaction Directed Research Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2014-01-01

270

Meeting Inquiry National Standards with High School Research Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our work with the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) has high school teachers and students collaborating with astronomers on authentic research. Each group writes a proposal to do research, works together on that research, and presents their findings in science posters and papers. We will summarize NITARP, how it helps teachers meet national science standards, present examples of research projects and questions appropriate for high school student study, and guide novices to astronomical databases and other tools used to solve problems in astronomy.

Seebode, Sally; Melton, C.; McCutcheon, M.; Childers, J. M.; Odden, C.; Ciardi, D.; Howell, S. B.

2013-01-01

271

Feasibility study of coal gasification\\/fuel cell\\/cogeneration project, Fort Hood, Texas site. Project description  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report describes a coal gasification\\/fuel cell\\/cogeneration (GFC) project that is specific to the Fort Hood, Texas site. The project at this site, as with those at the three other sites selected for this program, is intended to demonstrate the technical, economic, and financing viability of power generation by fuel cells using gas from coal. Mass and energy balances were

B. Rossi; P. Estreich

1985-01-01

272

34 CFR 350.10 - What are the general requirements for Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...general requirements for Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects? 350.10 Section...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH PROJECTS AND CENTERS PROGRAM...general requirements for Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects? Disability...

2013-07-01

273

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...What is the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program? 350...EDUCATION DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH PROJECTS AND CENTERS PROGRAM General...What is the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program?...

2010-07-01

274

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...What is the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program? 350...EDUCATION DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH PROJECTS AND CENTERS PROGRAM General...What is the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program?...

2011-07-01

275

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...What is the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program? 350...EDUCATION DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH PROJECTS AND CENTERS PROGRAM General...What is the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program?...

2013-07-01

276

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...What is the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program? 350...EDUCATION DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH PROJECTS AND CENTERS PROGRAM General...What is the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program?...

2012-07-01

277

Undergraduate research in medical education: a descriptive study of students' views  

PubMed Central

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.

2014-01-01

278

Development Education. A Brief Description of the Project and an Interim Definition of Development Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this five-part essay, a project concerning development education at the secondary school level in the Netherlands is discussed. The project, entitled Educational Project Development Cooperation (EPOS), will work closely with schools and develop teaching-learning packages and model core curricula to teach students about the moral responsibility…

Haarhuis, J. Mistrate; And Others

279

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...comparisons with the new start project isolate the costs and benefits of the major...incremental cost of the proposed project. Incremental costs and benefits will be calculated...a) The proposed share of project capital costs to be met using funds from...

2011-10-01

280

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...comparisons with the new start project isolate the costs and benefits of the major...incremental cost of the proposed project. Incremental costs and benefits will be calculated...a) The proposed share of project capital costs to be met using funds from...

2010-10-01

281

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...comparisons with the new start project isolate the costs and benefits of the major...incremental cost of the proposed project. Incremental costs and benefits will be calculated...a) The proposed share of project capital costs to be met using funds from...

2012-10-01

282

New development of the projected shell model and description of low-lying collective states in transitional nuclei  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Description of the interplay between different nuclear shapes is an interesting but challenging problem. The original projected shell model (PSM) is applicable to nuclei with fixed shapes. We extend the PSM by superimposing (angular-momentum- and particle-number-) projected product wave functions in the spirit of the generate coordinate method. With this development, the Gd isotopes across the N = 90 region are studied, and the results indicate spectroscopic features of shape phase transition with varying neutron number. In order to illustrate the shape distribution in microscopic wave functions, we introduce a deformation representation and show that the collectively excited K? = 0+ states in the Gd isotopes have characters of shape vibration.

Chen, Fang-Qi; Sun, Yang

2013-12-01

283

A research primer, Part 2: Guidelines for developing a research project.  

PubMed

In this article, the second in a series on the basic concepts of research, the authors review aspects of research design including participant considerations, randomization, reliability and validity of measurements, and data collection and management. The authors also discuss considerations for research using questionnaires and tests. The goal of this article is to assist the novice researcher in identifying potential problems that must be addressed during the design of a research project. PMID:24384972

Yens, David P; Brannan, Grace D; Dumsha, Jane Z

2014-01-01

284

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Kevdzija, Susan L.

2001-01-01

285

Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project: Solar Radiation Research annual report  

SciTech Connect

This report gives an overview of the fiscal year 1990 research activities and results under the Solar Radiation Research Task of the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the Solar Energy Research Institute. The activities under this task include developing and applying measurement techniques, instrumentation, and data and models to understand and quantify the response of photovoltaic devices to variations in broadband and spectra solar radiation. The information presented in this report was presented at the SERI Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project 10th Review Meeting, October 1990, and will be published in a special issue of Solar Cells dedicated to the meeting.

Riordan, C.; Hulstrom, R.; Cannon, T.; Myers, D.; Stoffel, T.

1990-11-01

286

Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage  

SciTech Connect

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.

Kinoshita, Kim (ed.)

1991-06-01

287

Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kinoshita, Kim

1991-06-01

288

Pilot Training Program in Undergraduate Educational Research; Spring Trimester Research Training Project (May-August, 1967).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Major objectives of a 1-trimester research training project were (1) to introduce outstanding undergraduates in the behavioral and social sciences to educational research and (2) to introduce outstanding undergraduates currently preparing for the teaching profession to the field of educational research as a possible future career. Approximately…

Gordon, Ira J.; Jester, Robert E.

289

Research Ethics and Participatory Research in an Interdisciplinary Technology-Enhanced Learning Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Tracy, Frances; Carmichael, Patrick

2010-01-01

290

Evaluation of research projects – Perspectives for applied research in food and agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, the task of evaluating research projects’ relevance and scientific quality is addressed, and a pilot study is executed for five Danish food and agricultural research programmes. Literature reviewed emphasises the importance of context, of consistency and transparency and of the cost of evaluation. Moreover, the purpose of research evaluation is thoroughly examined. The method developed and implemented

S. M. Pedersen; M. V. Boesen; D. Baker; A. Larsen; J. L. Pedersen

2011-01-01

291

The REVEL Project: an Oceanographic Research Immersion Professional Development Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 for Northwest science educators, REVEL evolved into a multi-institutional program inviting teachers to practice doing research on sea-going research expeditions. Today the project offers teachers throughout the U. S. an opportunity to participate and contribute to international, multidisciplinary, deep-sea research in the Northeast Pacific ocean to study the relationship between geological processes such as earthquakes and volcanism, fluid circulation and life on our planet. In addition, the program supports teachers to implement research-based, data-oriented activities in their classrooms, and prepares them to use curriculum that will enhance student learning through the research process. Evaluation for year 2003-2004 of the program reveals that the program is designed as a successful research immersion opportunity during which teachers learn content, process, culture and ethos of authentic research. Qualitative results indicate that teachers who have participated in the program assimilate the scientific process over several years and share their expertise in ways most beneficial for their communities for years to come.

Robigou, V.

2004-12-01

292

Laboratory technology research - abstracts of FY 1997 projects  

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1997-11-01

293

Data management for community research projects: A JGOFS case study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Lowry, Roy K.

1992-01-01

294

University-Level Research Projects for High School Students  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

McConnell, Mark L.

2000-01-01

295

Project SunSHINE: A Student Based Solar Research Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Donahue, R.

2000-12-01

296

Description of 103 Cases of Hypobaric Sickness from NASA-sponsored Research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Conkin, Johnny; Klein, Jill S.; Acock, Keena E.

2003-01-01

297

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 14, Spring 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

298

Engendering Debate: Credit Recognition of Project-Based Workplace Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose--In the UK there is currently a national consultation on the structure/adoption of an academic credit framework for higher education. The purpose of this paper is to argue that the principles underlying such a framework, when applied in the context of a workplace research project, can facilitate debate between the academic disciplines and…

Walsh, Anita

2007-01-01

299

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Change 1.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Change 1 to DoD Directive 5134.10, dated February 17, 1995, is provided to DTIC. NOTE: In accordance with Section 908 of the DoD Authorization Act for FY 1996 (P.L. 104-106), this change redesignates the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) as th...

R. Kennedy

1996-01-01

300

Motivation and Engagement in Young Learners: An Action Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study of goal-setting with early intermediate students was conducted to determine whether teaching goal-setting skills and strategies would enhance student success in specific curricular assignments. An available curriculum, the BC Life Skills program, was used to teach strategies that were then applied to subject area projects in…

Jones, Grace

2006-01-01

301

Electrical Distribution. Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Sappe', Hoyt; Kirkpatrick, Thomas

302

1. Lifelike Computer Characters: the Persona project at Microsoft Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the Persona project at Microsoft Research, which is exploring social user interfaces that employ an explicitly anthropomorphic character to interact with the user in a natural spoken dialogue. The prototype system described here integrates spoken language input, a simple conversational dialogue manager, reactive 3D animation, speech output and sound effects to create Peedy the Parrot, a conversational

Gene Ball; Dan Ling; David Kurlander; John Miller; David Pugh; Tim Skelly; Andy Stankosky; David Thiel; Maarten Van Dantzich; Trace Wax

1997-01-01

303

The New EasyLiving Project at Microsoft Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

EasyLiving is a new project in intelligent environments at Microsoft Research. We are working to make computing more accessible and more pervasive than today's desktop computer. More specifically, our goal is to develop a prototype architecture and technologies for building intelligent environments that facilitate the unencumbered interaction of people with other people, with computers, and with devices. This paper describes

Brian Meyers; Daniel Robbins; John Krumm; Mary Czerwinski; Steve Shafer

1998-01-01

304

A Directed Research Project Investigating Territoriality and Aggression in Crickets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Darling, Ruth A.

2001-01-01

305

Human Genome Project: New Tools for Tomorrow's Health Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Human Genome Project is discussed within the context of the benefits that can be derived from human biological and biomedical research in the 21st century. Explanations are given about what chromosome mapping is and the different kinds that exist. Nex...

1990-01-01

306

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 11, Fall 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2008-01-01

307

Blogging across the Curriculum: An Action Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Blogging across the curriculum: Integrating blogging in the elementary classroom" is an Action Research Project that sought to explore the level of engagement in the writing process by students in grades 3, 4 & 5 while blogging across the curriculum. Blogging took place in homeroom classrooms as well as in the school's math, science and…

Nichols, Andrea

2012-01-01

308

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 10, Spring 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2008-01-01

309

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 17, Fall 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2011-01-01

310

Commercial Photography. Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brown, Ted; Sappe', Hoyt

311

Metallic return transfer breaker development. Research project 667. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

EPRI and Hughes Research Laboratories (HRL) contracted to develop and test a metallic return transfer breaker (MRTB) utilizing the novel Hughes crossed-field tube, which, on an earlier contract (EPRI Project RP 91) had become the world's first HVDC circuit breaker to successfully clear a fault on a multiterminal HVDC system. The function of an MRTB is to transfer load current

1981-01-01

312

Metallic Return Transfer Breaker Development. Research Project 667. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

EPRI and Hughes Research Laboratories (HRL) contracted to develop and test a metallic return transfer breaker (MRTB) utilizing the novel Hughes crossed-field tube, which, on an earlier contract (EPRI Project RP 91) had become the world's first HVDC circui...

N. Marshall

1981-01-01

313

Quantitative Risk Analysis Approach on Construction Project Feasibility Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The traditional methodology on risk analysis in construction project feasibility research has remained for a long time in the atmosphere of qualitative analysis. A thorough quantitative analysis approach in the same field has been carried out in this paper based on the properties and mechanisms of value mining. Taking advantages of value mining theory, the practical evaluation on potential revenue

Guan Jun; Wang Haiyan

2010-01-01

314

Learning for the Professions: Lessons from Linking International Research Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the core of higher education is the experience of students whose focus for learning is often directed towards their future employability. In this paper, we explore the intersections between two large international research projects involving over 500 students. Interviews with students yielded their conceptions of learning and work in specific…

Dahlgren, Madeleine Abrandt; Reid, Anna; Dahlgren, Lars Owe; Petocz, Peter

2008-01-01

315

The toxicological challenges in the European research project DRUID  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the epidemiological studies of the integrated European research project DRUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, alcohol and medicines), 13 laboratories from across Europe will analyse whole blood, oral fluid (OF) or urine from the general driving population and injured drivers. To ensure the comparability of toxicological results from the different studies, the collection of samples, analytical methods, target

Kristof Pil; Elke Raes; Alain G. Verstraete

2009-01-01

316

Instrumentation Technology. Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sappe', Hoyt; Squires, Sheila S.

317

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 13, Fall 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

318

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 7, Fall 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2007-01-01

319

The Location of Error: Reflections on a Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Andrea Lunsford and Karen Lunsford conclude "Mistakes Are a Fact of Life: A National Comparative Study," a discussion of their research project exploring patterns of formal grammar and usage error in first-year writing, with an invitation to "conduct a local version of this study." The author was eager to accept their invitation; learning and…

Cook, Devan

2010-01-01

320

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 6, Fall 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2005-01-01

321

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

PubMed

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

Silas, Linda

2012-03-01

322

Environmental analysis concerning ICP Coal Beneficiation Plant for Iowa Coal Research Project. [University research project  

Microsoft Academic Search

An environmental analysis of the Iowa Coal Project Coal Beneficiation Plant in Ames, Iowa is presented. Based on site monitoring and a review of related literature, the impact of the beneficiation plant on the natural environment is analyzed. The present environmental features are described and evaluated with particular emphasis on existing surface and groundwater quality. The component processes of the

J. B. Gulliford; M. M. Crow

1976-01-01

323

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2009-01-01

324

Geologic description of East Velma West Block Sims sand unit for an enhanced oil recovery project  

Microsoft Academic Search

East Velma West Block Sims Sandstone Unit (EVWSSU), located in Stephens County, Oklahoma, is currently being flooded with carbon dioxide. A detailed, quantitative reservoir description was constructed for a simulation model that will aid in the evaluation and operation of the COâ flood. The Sims Sandstone member of the Upper Mississippian-Lower Pennsylvanian Springer formation was deposited in a deltaic environment.

1984-01-01

325

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.

326

Solar thermal power systems point-focusing distributed receiver \\/PFDR\\/ technology - A project description  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of the Project is to support the industrial development of PFDR technology that will provide favorable life-cycle costs per unit of electrical or thermal energy produced. The technology will be made available in the early 1980s for applications project experiments. PFDR systems utilize concentrator dishes to furnish energy to their own individual receivers and power conversion subsystems. Initial

J. W. Lucas; E. J. Roschke

1978-01-01

327

Multi-Media Systems in Adult Education; Twelve Project Descriptions in Nine Countries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twelve multi-media adult education projects in nine countries are described in this 250-page book. The projects include England's Open University, Japan's Broadcast Correspondence High School and University of the Air, West Germany's Telecolleg, The Netherland's TELEAC, France's RTS-Promotion and Tele-CNAM, Poland's Politechnika Telewizyjna, and…

Kyratonis, Dorothee, Ed.; Vonhoff, Renate, Ed.

328

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gaudray, Francine, Comp.

329

Spent Nuclear Fuel Project document control and Records Management Program Description  

SciTech Connect

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.

MARTIN, B.M.

2000-05-18

330

Summary results of an assessment of research projects in the Solar Federal Wind Energy Research Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Office of Program Analysis (OPA) undertook an assessment of 26 research projects (listed in Appendix A) sponsored by the Solar Thermal Electric Program. This report summarizes the results of that review.

1992-01-01

331

Summary results of an assessment of research projects in the Solar Federal Wind Energy Research Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Office of Program Analysis (OPA) undertook an assessment of 26 research projects (listed in Appendix A) sponsored by the Solar Thermal Electric Program. This report summarizes the results of that review.

1992-12-01

332

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

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1987-01-01

333

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 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.

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

334

RESEARCH IN RETROSPECT--ADMINISTRATIVE MEMORANDA OF THE DENVER-STANFORD RESEARCH PROJECT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

MEMORANDUMS ARE PROVIDED ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF THE JOINT PROJECT OF THE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND STANFORD UNIVERSITY, TITLED "FOUR YEARS OF RESEARCH ON THE CONTEXT OF INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION." THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO LEARN HOW INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION COULD BEST FIT INTO THE TOTAL TEACHING SITUATION, NOT TO DETERMINE THE…

HAYMAN, JOHN L., JR.; JOHNSON, JAMES T., JR.

335

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

SciTech Connect

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 be sited at any one of the five locations under consideration in the EIS. These locations are the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Savannah River Site, Hanford, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Nevada Test Site. Generic facility environmental impacts and emissions are provided in this report. A baseline fuel element is defined in Section 2.2, and the results of a fission product analysis are presented. Requirements for a storage facility have been researched and are summarized in Section 3. Section 4 describes three facility options: (1) the Centralized-UFSF, which would store the entire fuel element quantity in a single facility at a single location, (2) the Regionalized Large-UFSF, which would store 75% of the fuel element quantity in some region of the country, and (3) the Regionalized Small-UFSF, which would store 25% of the fuel element quantity, with the possibility of a number of these facilities in various regions throughout the country. The operational philosophy is presented in Section 5, and Section 6 contains a description of the equipment. Section 7 defines the utilities required for the facility. Cost estimates are discussed in Section 8, and detailed cost estimates are included. Impacts to worker safety, public safety, and the environment are discussed in Section 9. Accidental releases are presented in Section 10. Standard Environmental Impact Forms are included in Section 11.

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

1994-10-01

336

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2013-12-01

337

Technology Base Research Project for Electrochemical Energy Storage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The establishment of this research base which supports efforts to develop electrochemical technology for electric vehicle and stationary energy storage applications is discussed. The general objective of the technology base research project is to provide advanced electrochemical systems that satisfy stringent performance and economic requirements for electric vehicle and stationary energy storage applications. The specific goal is to identify the most promising electrochemical technologies and transfer them to industry and further development and scale up. General problem areas addressed 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. Applied research which will lead to superior performance and lower life-cycle cost is emphasized. The TBR project is divided into four major project elements: (1) electrochemical systems research; (2) supporting research; (3) electrochemical processes, and (4) fuel cells for vehicles.

Kinoshita, K.

1984-05-01

338

Project Selection and Research Evaluation Around the World since 1985. (1) Project Selection Methods: International Comparisons. (2) Policy Uses of 'Evaluation of Research' Literature.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As part of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) project on basic research for the 1990's the report looks at project selection and research evaluation. It consists of two separate documents. The first identifies, catalogs and describes major methods ...

R. Johnston

1990-01-01

339

A nursing department faculty-mentored research project.  

PubMed

Faculty must meet academic expectations for retention, tenure, and promotion by demonstrating accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and service. With fewer than 50% of nursing faculty currently holding a doctorate, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing acknowledges that master's-prepared nurses comprise a significant proportion of current and future faculty. With most of the more than 675 baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States in non-research-intensive universities, junior faculty have limited opportunities to work with experienced nurse researchers and many have limited experience planning, designing, or conducting research. To support the scholarly activities of new faculty, the authors developed a model for implementing collaborative faculty-mentored research projects in a small baccalaureate nursing program. This model encourages and supports both senior and junior faculty in conducting and publishing research. PMID:21135683

Martin, Carolyn T; Hodge, Margaret

2011-01-01

340

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

SciTech Connect

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.

IRWIN, J.J.

1998-11-30

341

Spent nuclear fuel project cold vacuum drying facility vacuum and purge system design description  

SciTech Connect

This document provides the System Design Description (SDD) for the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility (CVDF) Vacuum and Purge System (VPS) . The SDD was developed in conjunction with HNF-SD-SNF-SAR-O02, Safety Analysis Report for the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility, Phase 2, Supporting Installation of Processing Systems (Garvin 1998), The HNF-SD-SNF-DRD-002, 1998, Cold Vacuum Drying Facility Design Requirements, and the CVDF Design Summary Report. The SDD contains general descriptions of the VPS 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.

IRWIN, J.J.

1998-11-30

342

NORSTAR Project: Norfolk public schools student team for acoustical research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Fortunato, Ronald C.

1987-01-01

343

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ABROAD PROGRAM What Kinds of Projects Does the Secretary Assist...a group research or study project? (a)(1) A group research or study project is designed to permit a...institution of higher education and graduate and undergraduate...

2013-07-01

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The Nyanza Project: Interdisciplinary Research Training In Tropical Lakes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2005-12-01

345

Korea Research Reactor -1 & 2 Decommissioning Project in Korea  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2003-02-24

346

Description and Productivity of Emergency Medicine Researchers Receiving K23 or K08 Mentored Research Career Development Awards  

PubMed Central

Objectives The primary individual research career development awards for emergency medicine (EM) investigators are the K08 and K23 awards. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, postaward productivity of EM K08 and K23 awardees has not been previously described. The objectives were to describe EM researchers who have received K08 or K23 awards and to evaluate their postaward federal funding and publications. Methods This was a cross-sectional study, conducted during January 2012, of clinician-scientists who previously completed EM residency or fellowship programs and have received K08 or K23 awards from National Institutes of Health (NIH) or Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) between fiscal years 2000 through 2011. Awardees were identified through the NIH reporting tool (NIH RePORTER). Postaward funding was abstracted, including R01-equivalent funding for K awardees who completed their K training by the end of the 2011 fiscal year. Postaward publications (with journal impact factor) were tabulated for all K awardees using PubMed and Journal Citation Reports. An e-mail survey was also conducted during September and October 2012 to describe the awardee characteristics (demographics and research background) of all EM K awardees using REDCap electronic data captures tools. Simple descriptive statistics are reported. Results Sixty-three EM awardees were identified; 24 (38%) were K08 awardees, and 39 (62%) were K23 awardees. Of the 38 (60%) awardees who completed their K training, 16 (42%) obtained subsequent federal funding, with six (16%) obtaining R01 funding (median time from end of K award to R01 award was 4.5 years). Overall, EM awardees published a mean (±SD) of 4.0 (±1.3) manuscripts per year (after the start of their K awards); the mean (±SD) impact factor of the journals in which these manuscripts were published was 4.5 (±5.7). Forty-five (71%) of EM K awardees responded to the survey. Respondents had a median age of 36 years (interquartile range [IQR] = 35 to 38 years), and 33 were male (73%). The median time from completion of residency to start of the K award was 6 years (IQR = 4 to 7 years), with 27 (60%) completing a research fellowship prior to the K award. Conclusions Over 40% of EM K awardees who completed their career development training subsequently obtained federal funding as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI, while approximately one in six obtained R01 equivalent funding. Given the numerous barriers facing emergency care researchers, EM K awardees demonstrate good postaward productivity.

Nishijima, Daniel K.; Yadav, Kabir; May, Larissa; Kraynov, Liliya; Courtney, D. Mark

2013-01-01

347

ALPBP Project Research Component: Summary of Research Findings and Final Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes the Assessment of Language Proficiency of Bilingual Persons (ALPBP) project research component and provides a summary of the findings of the other six components of the study. The summary of the research component includes an outline of the goals, activities, and requests for proposals. After the introduction, the following…

Rivera, Charlene

348

National Research Laboratory Generic Project Quality Assurance Plan for Research and Development.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Project Quality Assurance Plan (PQAP) sets forth the requirements for the National Research Laboratory's research Divisions' quality assurance programs to comply with the applicable criteria of 10CFR Part 50, Appendix B, ANSI/ASME NQA-1 and to meet t...

E. E. Bain R. L. Hinckley

1986-01-01

349

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Phillips, Ann Marie

2003-02-27

350

Research, design & development project Myoelectric Prosthesis of Upper Limb  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2007-11-01

351

Spent Nuclear Fuel Project technical baseline document. Fiscal year 1995: Volume 1, Baseline description  

SciTech Connect

This document is a revision to WHC-SD-SNF-SD-002, and is issued to support the individual projects that make up the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project in the lower-tier functions, requirements, interfaces, and technical baseline items. It presents results of engineering analyses since Sept. 1994. The mission of the SNFP on the Hanford site is to provide safety, economic, environmentally sound management of Hanford SNF in a manner that stages it to final disposition. This particularly involves K Basin fuel, although other SNF is involved also.

Womack, J.C. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Cramond, R. [TRW (United States); Paedon, R.J. [SAIC (United States)] [and others

1995-03-13

352

Conceptual planning for Space Station life sciences human research project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1986-01-01

353

Engendering debate: credit recognition of project-based workplace research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – In the UK there is currently a national consultation on the structure\\/adoption of an academic credit framework for higher education. The purpose of this paper is to argue that the principles underlying such a framework, when applied in the context of a workplace research project, can facilitate debate between the academic disciplines and work-based learning practitioners. Design\\/methodology\\/approach –

Anita Walsh

2007-01-01

354

The RAPPID Project: Symbiosis between Industrial Requirements and MAS Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The RAPPID project (Responsible Agents for Product-Process Integrated Design) is developing agent- based software tools and methods that use market place dynamics among members of a distributed design team to coordinate set-based design of discrete manufactured products. This report describes the interplay of industrial requirements and Multi-Agent System (MAS) research in the design, implementation, and testing of RAPPID. Like any

H. Van Dyke Parunak; John A. Sauter; Mitchell Fleischer; Allen C. Ward

1999-01-01

355

The Italian National Research Council project on homocystinuria.  

PubMed

The Italian National Research Council (CNR) has launched a special project aiming at gathering competences on rare diseases, their pathogenesis and their possible pharmacological management. The subproject on homocystinuria has three main objectives: to establish the prevalence and incidence of the disease in the Italian population, to develop sensitive assays of sulfated amino acids which allow discrimination of heterozygotes from normal subjects and to better define the complex interactions between homocystinuria and vascular complications. PMID:2807045

Totani, L; Donati, M B

1989-01-01

356

Basic system description for coal gas\\/fuel cell\\/cogeneration project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This facilities planning project is the first major step in a demonstration program developed and proposed by Georgetown University and Ebasco Services Incorporated to install coal gas\\/fuel cell\\/cogeneration (GFC) systems to service Department of Army (DOA) sites. The objective is to perform analysis of four sites to determine if the system will lead to increases in energy efficiency, higher conservation

C. Trapp; P. Estreich

1985-01-01

357

Description of historical crop calendar data bases developed to support foreign commodity production forecasting project experiments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The content, format, and storage of data bases developed for the Foreign Commodity Production Forecasting project and used to produce normal crop calendars are described. In addition, the data bases may be used for agricultural meteorology, modeling of stage sequences and planting dates, and as indicators of possible drought and famine.

West, W. L., III (principal investigator)

1981-01-01

358

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESS MODEL PROJECTION TECHNIQUE (PROMPT). VERSION 3.0  

EPA Science Inventory

The report describes the model logic and data sources for Version 3.0 of the Process Model Projection Technique (PROMPT), one of four stationary source emission and control cost forecasting models developed for the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP). PROMPT pr...

359

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-10-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...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...

2011-10-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-10-01

362

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers...plan and conduct research, demonstration...integration into society, employment, independent...and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPS...Regulations: (a) The Education Department General...institutions of higher education...

2012-07-10

363

77 FR 33725 - Applications for New Awards; Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers...plan and conduct research, demonstration...integration into society, employment, independent...and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPS...Regulations: (a) The Education Department General...institutions of higher education...

2012-06-07

364

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers...plan and conduct research, demonstration...integration into society, employment, independent...and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs...Regulations: (a) The Education Department General...institutions of higher education...

2012-06-20

365

Office of Naval Research Sponsored Project On Computers and Instruction. Final Report for Period 1 July 1968 through 14 July 1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of Project Themis, which focused on the computer as a teacher, is presented. Descriptions of research into four related areas of strategy are first provided. These research areas are: 1) learner strategies focusing on the internal cognitive and personality processes of the learner who is involved in computer-based learning tasks; 2)…

Hansen, Duncan N.; And Others

366

Thinking Big for 25 Years: Astronomy Camp Research Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Astronomy Camp is a deep immersion educational adventure for teenagers and adults in southern Arizona that is entering its 25th year of existence. The Camp Director (McCarthy) is the winner of the 2012 AAS Education Prize. A general overview of the program is given in an accompanying contribution (McCarthy et al.). In this presentation we describe some of the research projects conducted by Astronomy Camp participants over the years. Many of the Camps contain a strong project-oriented emphasis, which reaches its pinnacle in the Advanced Camps for teenagers. High school students from around the world participate in a microcosm of the full arc of astronomy research. They plan their own projects before the start of Camp, and the staff provide a series of "key projects." Early in the Camp the students submit observing proposals to utilize time on telescopes. (The block of observing time is secured in advance by the staff.) The participants collect, reduce and analyze astronomical data with the help of staff, and they present the results to their peers on the last night of Camp, all in a span of eight days. The Camps provide research grade telescopes and instruments, in addition to amateur telescopes. Some of the Camps occur on Kitt Peak, where we use an ensemble of telescopes: the 2.3-meter (University of Arizona) with a spectrograph; the WIYN 0.9-meter; the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope; and the 12-meter millimeter wave telescope. Additionally the Camp has one night on the 10-meter Submillimeter Telescope on Mt. Graham. Campers use these resources to study stars, galaxies, AGN, transiting planets, molecular clouds, etc. Some of the camper-initiated projects have led to very high level performances in prestigious international competitions, such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The key projects often contribute to published astronomical research (e.g., Benecchi et al. 2010, Icarus, 207, 978). Many former Campers have received Ph.D. degrees in astronomy and other sciences and are now faculty members, a current Hubble Fellow, the PI of a facility class instrument on an 11-meter telescope (SALT), etc.

Hooper, Eric Jon; McCarthy, D. W.; Benecchi, S. D.; Henry, T. J.; Kirkpatrick, J. D.; Kulesa, C.; Oey, M. S.; Regester, J.; Schlingman, W. M.; Camp Staff, Astronomy

2013-01-01

367

Summaries of research projects for fiscal years 1996 and 1997, medical applications and biophysical research  

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1998-02-01

368

Mpts research supported by the forestry/fuelwood research and development project (1987-1990)  

SciTech Connect

Multipurpose tree species (MPTS's) are grown to provide more than one product and/or service. For small farm use, this frequently means significant wood and foliage use from the same tree. The report summarizes efforts under Phase I (1987-1990) of A.I.D.'s Forestry/Fuelwood Research and Development (F/FRED) Project to promote improved use of MPTS's on small farms in Asia. Research support has included efforts in genetic improvement and soil characterization, methodology development, researcher training, and preparation of annotated bibliographies and regional research plans. Twenty-one small research grants were provided for field trials, methods, and management; tree improvement; pest and disease control; farm systems; policy and economics; and tree products. A final section highlights assistance to a project in Thailand which involved testing indigenous species for agroforestry in the Huay Hong Krai watershed.

MacDicken, K.G.; Lantican, C.B.

1990-07-01

369

AgRISTARS: Foreign Commodity production forecasting. Project procedures designation and description document, volume 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The crop estimation analysis procedures documentation of the AgRISTARS - Foreign Commodity Production Forecasting Project (FCPF) is presented. Specifically it includes the technical/management documentation of the remote sensing data analysis procedures prepared in accordance with the guidelines provided in the FCPF communication/documentation standards manual. Standard documentation sets are given arranged by procedural type and level then by crop types or other technically differentiating categories.

Waggoner, J. T.; Phinney, D. E. (principal investigators)

1981-01-01

370

A Dictionary of Basic Pashto Frequency List I, Project Description and Samples, and Frequency List II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The three-volume set of materials describes and presents the results to date of a federally-funded project to develop Pashto-English and English-Pashto dictionaries. The goal was to produce a list of 12,000 basic Pashto words for English-speaking users. Words were selected based on frequency in various kinds of oral and written materials, and were…

Heston, Wilma

371

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mark Winter; Charles Smith; Peter Morris; Svetlana Cicmil

2006-01-01

372

Informationist programme in support of biomedical research: a programme description and preliminary findings of an evaluation  

PubMed Central

Background The informationist programme at the Library of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, USA has grown to 14 informationists working with 40 clinical and basic science research teams. Purpose This case report, intended to contribute to the literature on informationist programmes, describes the NIH informationist programme including implementation experiences, the informationists' training programme, their job responsibilities and programme outcomes. Brief description The NIH informationist programme was designed to enhance the library's service capacity. Over time, the steps for introducing the service to new groups were formalized to ensure support by leadership, the team being served and the library. Job responsibilities also evolved from traditional library roles to a wide range of knowledge management activities. The commitment by the informationist, the team and the library to continuous learning is critical to the programme's success. Results/outcomes NIH scientists reported that informationists saved them time and contributed to teamwork with expert searching and point-of-need instruction. Process evaluation helped refine the programme. Evaluation method High-level, preliminary outcomes were identified from a survey of scientists receiving informationist services, along with key informant interviews. Process evaluation examined service implementation, informationists' training, and service components. Anecdotal evidence has also indicated a favorable response to the programme.

Whitmore, Susan C.; Grefsheim, Suzanne F.; Rankin, Jocelyn A.

2008-01-01

373

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

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1997-10-01

374

Studies in Teaching 1999 Research Digest. Research Projects Presented at Annual Research Forum (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, December 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents a collection of research projects presented at the Annual Research Forum at Wake Forest University: "The Use of Group Work as an Effective Teaching Technique in Lower Level Spanish Classes" (James Blackburn); "What Are the Real Factors behind Student Motivation?" (Matthew Grey Burdick); "Can Students Communicate…

McCoy, Leah P., Ed.

375

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Shaw, Lawton; Kennepohl, Dietmar

2013-01-01

376

A Killer Asteroids Research Project for Undergraduate Non-Majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a progress report on the development and testing of our Killer Asteroids Research Project, which enables the assessment of asteroid impact risk in the undergraduate classroom. This is part of an NSF CCLI grant to develop Research Based Science Education (RBSE) curricula for non-majors. Our curricula include six projects covering astrometric, photometric, and spectroscopic techniques, which are being tested at multiple schools of varying sizes around the country. We report on the second semester of testing this project with undergraduates at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Students use our Polaris Plugin for ImageJ to perform both astrometry and aperture photometry on research-grade astronomical images. The output is fed into Find_Orb, which uses a Monte Carlo method to compute orbital elements for thousands of possible orbits. The resulting orbit database is then fed into a planetarium program, which allows students to visualize the uncertainty region and to observe how that region changes with time and/or additional data. For potentially hazardous asteroids, impact risk is assessed by counting the number of "clone” orbits that strike a planet's surface. Alternatively, the output from our plugin can be used directly to measure the lightcurves of minor planets, leading to an improved understanding of their shapes. This plugin is the first FITS reader to produce correct time-stamps for minor planet observations found in the SDSS, which observes in drift-scan mode. Recent progress is promising. We are in dialogue with software engineers behind both Starry Night and Guide, helping to improve these planetarium programs as research tools. We are also constantly improving the Polaris Plugin, most recently to make it compatible with the astrometry format used by the websites NeoDys and AstDys.

Puckett, Andrew W.; Rector, T. A.

2009-01-01

377

Space Station Biological Research Project: Reference Experiment Book  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Station Biological Research Project (SSBRP), which is the combined efforts of the Centrifuge Facility (CF) and the Gravitational Biology Facility (GBF), is responsible for the development of life sciences hardware to be used on the International Space Station to support cell, developmental, and plant biology research. The SSBRP Reference Experiment Book was developed to use as a tool for guiding this development effort. The reference experiments characterize the research interests of the international scientific community and serve to identify the hardware capabilities and support equipment needed to support such research. The reference experiments also serve as a tool for understanding the operational aspects of conducting research on board the Space Station. This material was generated by the science community by way of their responses to reference experiment solicitation packages sent to them by SSBRP scientists. The solicitation process was executed in two phases. The first phase was completed in February of 1992 and the second phase completed in November of 1995. Representing these phases, the document is subdivided into a Section 1 and a Section 2. The reference experiments contained in this document are only representative microgravity experiments. They are not intended to define actual flight experiments. Ground and flight experiments will be selected through the formal NASA Research Announcement (NRA) and Announcement of Opportunity (AO) experiment solicitation, review, and selection process.

Johnson, Catherine (Editor); Wade, Charles (Editor)

1996-01-01

378

The FNIH Sarcopenia Project: Rationale, Study Description, Conference Recommendations, and Final Estimates  

PubMed Central

Background. Low muscle mass and weakness are common and potentially disabling in older adults, but in order to become recognized as a clinical condition, criteria for diagnosis should be based on clinically relevant thresholds and independently validated. The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Biomarkers Consortium Sarcopenia Project used an evidence-based approach to develop these criteria. Initial findings were presented at a conference in May 2012, which generated recommendations that guided additional analyses to determine final recommended criteria. Details of the Project and its findings are presented in four accompanying manuscripts. Methods. The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Sarcopenia Project used data from nine sources of community-dwelling older persons: Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study, Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a series of six clinical trials, Framingham Heart Study, Health, Aging, and Body Composition, Invecchiare in Chianti, Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study, Rancho Bernardo Study, and Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. Feedback from conference attendees was obtained via surveys and breakout groups. Results. The pooled sample included 26,625 participants (57% women, mean age in men 75.2 [±6.1 SD] and in women 78.6 [±5.9] years). Conference attendees emphasized the importance of evaluating the influence of body mass on cutpoints. Based on the analyses presented in this series, the final recommended cutpoints for weakness are grip strength <26kg for men and <16kg for women, and for low lean mass, appendicular lean mass adjusted for body mass index <0.789 for men and <0.512 for women. Conclusions. These evidence-based cutpoints, based on a large and diverse population, may help identify participants for clinical trials and should be evaluated among populations with high rates of functional limitations.

2014-01-01

379

Photovoltaic power system for satellite Earth stations in remote areas: Project status and design description  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A photovoltaic power system which will be installed at a remote location in Indonesia to provide power for a satellite Earth station and a classroom for video and audio teleconferences are described. The Earth station may also provide telephone service to a nearby village. The use of satellite communications for development assistance applications and the suitability of a hybrid photovoltaic engine generator power system for remote satellite Earth stations are demonstrated. The Indonesian rural satellite project is discussed and the photovoltaic power system is described.

Delombard, R.

1984-01-01

380

The Langley turbo-prop commuter design: A complete project description  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary objective of this project was to propose and prove the possibility of a new, advanced technology commuter aircraft design. Among the specifications were short to medium range capabilities, low seat per mile cost, fuel efficiency, and passenger comfort. Based on market evaluation, we found that the optimum size for new regional aircraft is around 50 passengers; we have designed our aircraft for this capacity. Turboprop engines provide substantial reductions in operating costs due to lower fuel consumption. We have therefore chosen an advanced turboprop engine. Composite materials, while more expensive to purchase and manufacture, result in decreased costs later through weight savings and ease of replacement.

Buttram, Greg; Horton, Keith; Keeter, Tim; Millhouse, Paul; Newberry, Kelli; Obyrne, Brian

1991-01-01

381

Basic system description for coal gas/fuel cell/cogeneration project  

SciTech Connect

This facilities planning project is the first major step in a demonstration program developed and proposed by Georgetown University and Ebasco Services Incorporated to install coal gas/fuel cell/cogeneration (GFC) systems to service Department of Army (DOA) sites. The objective is to perform analysis of four sites to determine if the system will lead to increases in energy efficiency, higher conservation standards, and economic benefits sufficient to attract third-party equity investment to offset a significant portion of the funds required from the DOA.

Trapp, C.; Estreich, P.

1985-01-29

382

Management of Service Projects in Support of Space Flight Research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Goal:To provide human health and performance countermeasures, knowledge, technologies, and tools to enable safe, reliable, and productive human space exploration . [HRP-47051] Specific Objectives: 1) Develop capabilities, necessary countermeasures, and technologies in support of human space exploration, focusing on mitigating the highest risks to human health and performance. 2) Define and improve human spaceflight medical, environmental, and human factors standards. 3) Develop technologies that serve to reduce medical and environmental risks, to reduce human systems resource requirements (mass, volume, power, data, etc.) and to ensure effective human-system integration across exploration systems. 4) Ensure maintenance of Agency core competencies necessary to enable risk reduction in the following areas: A. Space medicine B. Physiological and behavioral effects of long duration spaceflight on the human body C. Space environmental effects, including radiation, on human health and performance D. Space "human factors" [HRP-47051]. Service projects can form integral parts of research-based project-focused programs to provide specialized functions. Traditional/classic project management methodologies and agile approaches are not mutually exclusive paradigms. Agile strategies can be combined with traditional methods and applied in the management of service projects functioning in changing environments. Creative collaborations afford a mechanism for mitigation of constrained resource limitations.

Love, J.

2009-01-01

383

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2007-12-01

384

Surface water-quality assessment of the lower Kansas River basin, Kansas and Nebraska; project description  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 1986 the U.S. Geological Survey began a National Water-Quality Assessment Program to: (1) provide nationally consistent descriptions of the current status of water quality for a large, diverse, and geographically distributed part of the Nation 's surface water resources; (2) where possible, define trends in water quality; and (3) identify and describe the relation between water quality and natural and land use factors. This report describes the pilot study of the lower Kansas River basin, which is one of four surface water pilot studies that will be used to test, and modify as necessary, assessment concepts and approaches in preparation for future full implementation of the national program. Water quality issues in the lower Kansas River basin are dominated by possible nonpoint sources of contamination from agricultural land, with issues including: (1) large sediment discharge in the streams and sediment deposition in the reservoirs caused by intensive cultivation of row crops and subsequent erosion; (2) occurrence of pesticides in streams and reservoirs that could impair the suitability of water for aquatic life and has the potential for impairing the water 's suitability for public supply; (3) bacterial contamination caused by runoff from pastureland and feedlot operations and municipal wastewater discharges; and (4) nutrient enrichment of reservoirs. Data from fixed stations will be used to determine frequency distributions of constituent concentrations and mass balances of constituents between stations. Subbasin or river reach studies will provide a better understanding of the origin, movement, and fate of potential contaminants. (Lantz-PTT)

Stamer, J. K.; Jordan, P. R.; Engberg, R. A.; Dugan, J. T.

1987-01-01

385

Surface water-quality assessment of the Kentucky River Basin, Kentucky: Projection description  

SciTech Connect

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. 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. 28 refs., 11 figs., 4 tabs.

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

1987-01-01

386

Group-effort applied research: Expanding opportunities for undergraduate research through original, class-based research projects.  

PubMed

Undergraduate research clearly enriches the educational development of participating students, but these experiences are limited by the inherent inefficiency of the standard one student-one mentor model for undergraduate research. Group-effort applied research (GEAR) was developed as a strategy to provide substantial numbers of undergraduates with meaningful research experiences. The GEAR curriculum delivers concept-driven lecture material and provides hands-on training in the context of an active research project from the instructor's laboratory. Because GEAR is structured as a class, participating students benefit from intensive, supervised research training that involves a built-in network of peer support and abundant contact with faculty mentors. The class format also ensures a relatively standardized and consistent research experience. Furthermore, meaningful progress toward a research objective can be achieved more readily with GEAR than with the traditional one student-one mentor model of undergraduate research because sporadic mistakes by individuals in the class are overshadowed by the successes of the group as a whole. Three separate GEAR classes involving three distinct research projects have been offered to date. In this article, we provide an overview of the GEAR format and review some of the recurring themes for GEAR instruction. We propose GEAR can serve as a template to expand student opportunities for life science research without sacrificing the quality of the mentored research experience. © 2014 by The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 42(4):331-338, 2014. PMID:24898007

Moore, Sean D; Teter, Ken

2014-07-01

387

Connecting Communities to Health Research: Development of the Project CONNECT Minority Research Registry  

PubMed Central

Introduction Prevention and treatment standards are based on evidence obtained in behavioral and clinical research. However, racial and ethnic minorities remain relatively absent from the science that develops these standards. While investigators have successfully recruited participants for individual studies using tailored recruitment methods, these strategies require considerable time and resources. Research registries, typically developed around a disease or condition, serve as a promising model for a targeted recruitment method to increase minority participation in health research. This study assessed the tailored recruitment methods used to populate a health research registry targeting African-American community members. Methods We describe six recruitment methods applied between September 2004 and October 2008 to recruit members into a health research registry. Recruitment included direct (existing studies, public databases, community outreach) and indirect methods (radio, internet, and email) targeting the general population, local universities, and African American communities. We conducted retrospective analysis of the recruitment by method using descriptive statistics, frequencies, and chi-square statistics. Results During the recruitment period, 608 individuals enrolled in the research registry. The majority of enrollees were African American, female, and in good health. Direct and indirect methods were identified as successful strategies for subgroups. Findings suggest significant associations between recruitment methods and age, presence of existing health condition, prior research participation, and motivation to join the registry. Conclusions A health research registry can be a successful tool to increase minority awareness of research opportunities. Multi-pronged recruitment approaches are needed to reach diverse subpopulations.

Green, Melissa A.; Kim, Mimi M.; Barber, Sharrelle; Odulana, Abedowale A.; Godley, Paul A.; Howard, Daniel L.; Corbie-Smith, Giselle M.

2013-01-01

388

MIT LMFBR blanket research project. Final summary report  

SciTech Connect

This is a final summary report on an experimental and analytical program for the investigation of LMFBR blanket characteristics carried out at MIT in the period 1969 to 1983. During this span of time, work was carried out on a wide range of subtasks, ranging from neutronic and photonic measurements in mockups of blankets using the Blanket Test Facility at the MIT Research Reactor, to analytic/numerical investigations of blanket design and economics. The main function of this report is to serve as a resource document which will permit ready reference to the more detailed topical reports and theses issued over the years on the various aspects of project activities. In addition, one aspect of work completed during the final year of the project, on doubly-heterogeneous blanket configurations, is documented for the record.

Driscoll, M.J.

1983-08-01

389

An evaluation approach for research project pilot technological applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a world increasingly more competitive and in a constantly development and growth it's important that companies have economic tools, like frameworks to help them to evaluate and validate the technology development to better fits in each company particular needs. The paper presents an evaluation approach for research project pilot applications to stimulate its implementation and deployment, increasing its adequacy and acceptance to their stakeholders and consequently providing new business profit and opportunities. Authors used the DECIDE evaluation framework as a major guide to this approach, which was tested in the iSURF project to support the implementation of an interoperability service utility for collaborative supply chain planning across multiple domains supported by RFID devices.

Marcelino-Jesus, Elsa; Sarraipa, Joao; Jardim-Goncalves, Ricardo

2013-10-01

390

Water-quality assessment of the Carson River ground-water basin, Nevada and California; project description  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In April 1986, the U.S. Geological Survey began a pilot program to assess the quality of the nation 's surface water and groundwater resources. This program, called the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program, is designed to acquire and interpret information about a wide range of water quality issues. The program is in its early stages and consists of four surface water and three groundwater pilot projects. The objectives of the Carson River basin NAWQA project are described in the context of the national program, the study area and its associated water quality issues, and a proposed study approach. The objectives of the Carson River basin NAWQA project are to: (1) investigate regional groundwater quality; (2) describe relations of groundwater quality to land use, geohydrology, and other pertinent factors; (3) provide a general description of the location, nature and possible causes of selected widespread water quality problems in the project area; and (4) develop new techniques for characterizing regional groundwater quality, especially in arid alluvial basins. There are to be three major phases of the Carson River basin project. The first will consist of compilation and analysis of existing data. The second phase will consist of a regional water quality survey that will produce a consistent set of data that can be used to: (1) define regional quality of groundwater within the Carson River basin; and (2) compare that water quality with other aquifers in the Nation. The third phase will include topical studies that will define groundwater quality in the Carson River basin with respect to certain constituents, either basin wide or within specific areas of concern. (Lantz-PTT)

Welch, A. H.; Plume, R. W.

1987-01-01

391

The Eurolight project: the impact of primary headache disorders in Europe. Description of methods.  

PubMed

The Eurolight project is the first at European Union level to assess the impact of headache disorders, and also the first of its scale performed by collaboration between professional and lay organizations and individuals. Here are reported the methods developed for it. The project took the form of surveys, by structured questionnaire, conducted in ten countries of Europe which together represented 60% of the adult population of the European Union. In Lithuania, the survey was population-based. Elsewhere, truly population-based studies were impractical for reasons of cost, and various compromises were developed. Closest to being population-based were the surveys in Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. In Austria, France and UK, samples were taken from health-care settings. In addition in the Netherlands, Spain and Ireland, samples were drawn from members of national headache patient organizations and their relatives. Independent double data-entry was performed prior to analysis. Returned questionnaires from 9,269 respondents showed a moderate female bias (58%); of respondents from patients' organizations (n = 992), 61% were female. Mean age of all respondents was 44 years; samples from patients' organizations were slightly older (mean 47 years). The different sampling methods worked with differing degrees of effectiveness, as evidenced by the responder-rates, which varied from 10.8 to 90.7%. In the more population-based surveys, responder-rates varied from 11.3 to 58.8%. We conclude that the methodology, although with differences born of necessity in the ten countries, was sound overall, and will provide robust data on the public ill-health that results from headache in Europe. PMID:21660430

Andrée, C; Stovner, L J; Steiner, T J; Barré, J; Katsarava, Z; Lainez, J M; Lanteri-Minet, M; Mick, G; Rastenyte, D; Ruiz de la Torre, E; Tassorelli, C; Vriezen, P; Lampl, C

2011-10-01

392

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)

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.

Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.

1990-01-01

393

SIMRAND I- SIMULATION OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Simulation of Research and Development Projects program (SIMRAND) aids in the optimal allocation of R&D resources needed to achieve project goals. SIMRAND models the system subsets or project tasks as various network paths to a final goal. Each path is described in terms of task variables such as cost per hour, cost per unit, availability of resources, etc. Uncertainty is incorporated by treating task variables as probabilistic random variables. SIMRAND calculates the measure of preference for each alternative network. The networks yielding the highest utility function (or certainty equivalence) are then ranked as the optimal network paths. SIMRAND has been used in several economic potential studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory involving solar dish power systems and photovoltaic array construction. However, any project having tasks which can be reduced to equations and related by measures of preference can be modeled. SIMRAND analysis consists of three phases: reduction, simulation, and evaluation. In the reduction phase, analytical techniques from probability theory and simulation techniques are used to reduce the complexity of the alternative networks. In the simulation phase, a Monte Carlo simulation is used to derive statistics on the variables of interest for each alternative network path. In the evaluation phase, the simulation statistics are compared and the networks are ranked in preference by a selected decision rule. The user must supply project subsystems in terms of equations based on variables (for example, parallel and series assembly line tasks in terms of number of items, cost factors, time limits, etc). The associated cumulative distribution functions and utility functions for each variable must also be provided (allowable upper and lower limits, group decision factors, etc). SIMRAND is written in Microsoft FORTRAN 77 for batch execution and has been implemented on an IBM PC series computer operating under DOS.

Miles, R. F.

1994-01-01

394

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-07-01

395

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...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...

2011-07-01

396

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-07-01

397

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...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...

2012-07-01

398

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. [and other research projects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Research projects for the period ending September 15, 1973 are reported as follows: (1) the abundances of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and the processes by which it is released from carbonate deposits in the earth and then transferred to organic material by photosynthesis; the pathways for movement of carbon and oxygen through the atmosphere; (2) space science computation assistance by PDP computer; the performance characteristics and user instances; (3) OGO-6 data analysis studies of the variations of nighttime ion temperature in the upper atmosphere.

Johnson, F. S.

1974-01-01

399

Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project: Trend Data (Adults)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has created this terrific site which brings together many of their data sets, charts, and graphs in one convenient location. Here visitors can look over several different data sets. Some of these data sets are available as Excel files, and they will be of tremendous benefit to journalists, educators, and public policy scholars. Visitors are encouraged to use this data for a variety of reporting purposes and other needs, and they may also wish to click on the "Research Toolkit" as well. Here they will find experts, additional data sets, and survey questions from previous surveys. Trend data for teens is also available on the site.

400

Recent progress on new treatment research project at HIMAC  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On the basis of more than 10 years of experience with HIMAC, we proposed and designed a new treatment research facility, as an extension of the existing facility, for the further development of radiotherapy with HIMAC. The new facility employs a 3D rescanning technique developed at NIRS. Its building construction was completed in March 2010 and the devices are being installed. A beam commissioning and a pre-clinical study will be initiated from this October. Here, we report recent progress for this new treatment facility project at HIMAC.

Noda, K.; Furukawa, T.; Fujimoto, T.; Fukuda, S.; Inaniwa, T.; Himukai, T.; Iwata, Y.; Kanematsu, N.; Katagiri, K.; Kitagawa, A.; Minohara, S.; Miyoshi, T.; Mori, S.; Murakami, T.; Sano, Y.; Sato, S.; Shirai, T.; Takada, E.; Takei, Y.; Takeshita, E.

2011-12-01

401

Interobserver Agreement for the Observation Procedures for the DMP and WDRSD Observers. Descriptive Study. Phase IV. Project Paper 79-25. Parts 1 and 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project paper reports the interobserver agreements and reliabilities for the observation procedures used in the Descriptive Study of Phase IV of the Individually Guided Education Evaluation Project. Only data from four observers--at the two Developing Mathematical Processes Schools and the two Wisconsin Design for Reading Skills Development…

Webb, Norman L.

402

What's New in AS Research: A Synthesis of Research Conducted by the Asperger Syndrome Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses findings from the Asperger Syndrome Research Project, which investigated the complex characteristics of children and youth with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Intellectual, academic, social and emotional, and sensory characteristics are described, along with suggestions for professionals and parents for addressing these…

Barnhill, Gena P.

2001-01-01

403

Biography Project Which Involves Research and Class Presentation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Set the stage for high-interest reading with a purpose through a biography project. In this lesson, students work together to generate questions they would like to answer about several well-known people, then each student chooses one of these and finds information by reading a biography from the library and doing Internet research. Students create a graphic organizer (a web) to organize the facts they have found and share what they have learned about their subjects through oral presentations. Students evaluate themselves and their classmates by using a rubric during the research and graphic organizer-creation process and by giving written feedback on one another's presentations. Teachers also evaluate the students' presentations with a rubric that is included in the lesson.

Quinn, Loraine W.

2012-08-01

404

NCI/CPFP - 2010 Application Catalog - Program Description - Additional Research Opportunities  

Cancer.gov

Skip navigation. Table of Contents Director's Message Staff Profiles Program Description Program Information Guidelines for Application Preceptorships Bibliography Post-Fellowship Employment Life Outside the NCI Previous Page | Next Page Application

405

The Human Genome Research Project: implications for the healthcare industry.  

PubMed

Diseases have ravaged the human race throughout history. Although medical science has progressed rapidly over the past few decades and increased the average life span from 56 to 84, the quest for a disease-free life process has been elusive. But the history of human biology was altered forever nearly 40 years ago by a bold decision to launch a research program effort to characterize in ultimate detail the complete set of genetic instructions of the human being. In 1988, Congress appropriated funds to the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health to begin planning the Human Genome Project. Planners set a 15-year time frame, estimated that the price tag would be $3 billion, and laid formal goals to get the job done. On October 1, 1990, the Human Genome Project officially began. The Project aimed that by 2005, the "Holy Grail" of life would be deciphered. This revelation would provide a new understanding of the genetic contributions to human diseases and help in the development of rational strategies to minimize or prevent diseases in the future. PMID:11424723

Panchal, J; Brandt, E N

2001-05-01

406

76 FR 82286 - Applications for New Awards; Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program--Advanced...for grants under the ARRT Projects program, CFDA Number 84...grant application for ARRT Projects at www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable...

2011-12-30

407

Research consortia as a vehicle for basic research: The case of a fifth generation computer project in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the advantages and disadvantages of a publicly supported government-industry research consortium as a vehicle for conducting basic research, taking Japan's Fifth Generation Computer Systems Project as a case. After discussing the organization, activities, and achievements of the project, we inquire whether the usual explanations of cooperative R&D apply to the project. Complementarity of resources from different companies

Hiroyuki Odagiri; Yoshiaki Nakamura; Minoru Shibuya

1997-01-01

408

EPSE Project 2: Designing and Evaluating Short Teaching Sequences, Informed by Research Evidence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on Project 2 from the Evidence-based Practice in Science Education (EPSE) Research Network. In this project, teachers and researchers worked collaboratively on the design of three short teaching sequences on electric circuits. (DDR)

Leach, John; Hind, Andy; Lewis, Jenny; Scott, Phil

2002-01-01

409

NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project: The DOD Perspective.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This project will provide descriptive and analytical data regarding the flow of STI at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels. It will examine both the channels used to communicate information and the social system of the aeros...

T. E. Pinelli J. M. Kennedy

1990-01-01

410

Evaluating the High School Lunar Research Projects Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 140 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. Three instruments have been developed or modified to evaluate the extent to which the High School Lunar Research Projects meets its objectives. These three instruments measure changes in student views of the nature of science, attitudes towards science and science careers, and knowledge of lunar science. Exit surveys for teachers, students, and mentors were also developed to elicit general feedback about the program and its impact. The nature of science instrument is an open-ended, modified version of the Views of Nature of Science questionnaire. The science attitudes Likert-scale instrument is a modified version of the Attitudes Toward Science Inventory. The lunar science content instrument was developed by CLSE education staff. All three of these instruments are administered to students before and after their research experience to measure the program's impact on student views of the nature of science, attitudes toward science, and knowledge of lunar science. All instruments are administered online via Survey Monkey®. When asked if the program changed the way they view the Moon, 77.4% of students (n=53) replied "yes" and described their increase in knowledge of the formation of the Moon, lunar surface processes, etc. Just under half (41.5%) of the students reported that their experience in the program has contributed to their consideration of a career in science. When asked about obstacles teams had to overcome, teachers described issues with time, student motivation and technology. However, every teacher enthusiastically agreed that the authentic research experience was worthwhile to their students. Detailed evaluation results for the 2011-2012 program will be presented.

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

2012-12-01

411

Availability of research funds for NCI’s Provocative Questions project announced  

Cancer.gov

NCI’s Provocative Questions project has announced that it is now seeking applications from researchers eager to influence the state of cancer research by tackling potentially game-changing, but perplexing, scientific questions that could drive progress against cancer. The grants will support research projects using sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research.

412

Space Projects and Research by Kids (SPARK): A Web Based Research Journal for Middle School Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Project SPARK is designed to facilitate opportunities for upper elementary and middle school students to develop the necessary skills to conduct investigations that focus on the subjects of astronomy, space exploration, and earth remote sensing. This program actively engages students in conducting their own research project to acquire increased understanding and content knowledge in the space sciences. While the development of scientific inquiry skills and content literacy is the primary focus, students also enhance their critical thinking, analytical, technological and communications skills. As in the professional science community, the web based SPARK Journal presents an avenue for students to effectively communicate the results of their investigations and work to classmates as well as the "global learning community" via the world wide web. Educational outreach staff at the Sapce Science and Engineering Center have developed active partnerships with teachers and schools throughout Wisconsin to facilitate the development of standards based curriculum and research projects focusing on current topics in the space sciences. Student research projects and activities arising from these initiatives were submitted in the Spring and Fall of 1998 for inclusion in SPARK, Volume 1. The second volume of SPARK will be published in Spring, 1999. Support for the development of this journal was provided by the NASA/IDEAS Program.

Limaye, S. S.; Pertzborn, R. A.

1999-05-01

413

The Role of Research in School Project Work and Teacher Development: Results from Project "Schools Ethics Technology."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Schools Ethics Technology" was a German interdisciplinary research project with the Centre of Ethics in the Sciences at the University of Tubingen. The project highlighted the new topic of biotechnology and genetic engineering, involving the formation of active project groups within schools. This study examined teaching activities within 10…

Wellensiek, Anneliese; Lembens, Anja; Schallies, Michael

414

The Start-Up Phase in a Research and Development Work Project: A Foundation for Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article is based on a research and development work project (R&D project) conducted in a Norwegian lower secondary school. The purpose of the text is to describe the researchers' and teachers' roles during the initial phase of such a project, and what this phase and the close cooperation between the researcher and teachers mean for the…

Postholm, May Britt

2008-01-01

415

10 CFR Appendix A to Part 605 - The Energy Research Program Office Descriptions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Biophysical Research The objectives...measuring hazardous physical and chemical...determine the physical and chemical...and biomedical research. In addition...models of the key physical processes involved in the research and...

2012-01-01

416

CNR LARA project, Italy: Airborne laboratory for environmental research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The increasing interest for the environmental problems and the study of the impact on the environment due to antropic activity produced an enhancement of remote sensing applications. The Italian National Research Council (CNR) established a new laboratory for airborne hyperspectral imaging, the LARA Project (Laboratorio Aero per Ricerche Ambientali - Airborne Laboratory for Environmental Research), equipping its airborne laboratory, a CASA-212, mainly with the Daedalus AA5000 MIVIS (Multispectral Infrared and Visible Imaging Spectrometer) instrument. MIVIS's channels, spectral bandwidths, and locations are chosen to meet the needs of scientific research for advanced applications of remote sensing data. MIVIS can make significant contributions to solving problems in many diverse areas such as geologic exploration, land use studies, mineralogy, agricultural crop studies, energy loss analysis, pollution assessment, volcanology, forest fire management and others. The broad spectral range and the many discrete narrow channels of MIVIS provide a fine quantization of spectral information that permits accurate definition of absorption features from a variety of materials, allowing the extraction of chemical and physical information of our environment. The availability of such a hyperspectral imager, that will operate mainly in the Mediterranean area, at the present represents a unique opportunity for those who are involved in environmental studies and land-management to collect systematically large-scale and high spectral-spatial resolution data of this part of the world. Nevertheless, MIVIS deployments will touch other parts of the world, where a major interest from the international scientific community is present.

Bianchi, R.; Cavalli, R. M.; Fiumi, L.; Marino, C. M.; Pignatti, S.

1995-01-01

417

Studies in Teaching 2001 Research Digest. Research Projects Presented at Annual Research Forum (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, December 2001).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of research projects includes: "What Types of Questions Do Mathematics Teachers Ask?" (Cynthia L. Adams); "Will Alternate Assessment Formats Create a Difference in Student Motivation to Study?" (Robyn J. Allen); "Factors Affecting the Motivation of Students" (Dejon J. Banks); "The Dynamics of English Classes with Gender Minorities"…

McCoy, Leah P.

418

Seismic safety margins research program. Project I SONGS 1 AFWS Project  

SciTech Connect

The seismic qualification requirements of auxiliary feedwater systems (AFWS) of Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) were developed over a number of years. These are formalized in the publication General Design Criteria (Appendix A to 10CFR50). The full recognition of the system as an engineered safety feature did not occur until publication of the Standard Review Plan (1975). Efforts to determine how to backfit seismic requirements to earlier plants has been undertaken primarily in the Systematic Evaluation Program (SEP) for a limited number of operating reactors. Nuclear Reactor Research (RES) and NRR have requested LLNL to perform a probabilistic study on the AFWS of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Unit 1 utilizing the tools developed by the Seismic Safety Margins Research Program (SSMRP). The main objectives of this project are to: identify the weak links of AFWS; compare the failure probabilities of SONGS 1 and Zion 1 AFWS: and compare the seismic responses due to different input spectra and design values.

Chuang, T.Y.; Smith, P.D.; Dong, R.G.; Bernreuter, D.L.; Bohn, M.P.; Cummings, G.E.; Wells, J.E.

1981-02-24

419

Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration Project : Annual Report 2001.  

SciTech Connect

Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) has significantly declined along the Oregon coast and in the Columbia River Basin (Downey et al. 1993; Close and Jackson 2001). Declines in adults can be partially attributed to hydroelectric dams, which have impeded passage of adult Pacific lamprey in the Columbia and Snake rivers, thus effecting larval recruitment in the basin. Adult pacific lamprey also declined in numbers in the Umatilla River, a tributary of the Columbia River. In addition to hydro power dams in the Columbia River, habitat alterations and chemical treatments have been involved in the collapse of Pacific lamprey populations in the Umatilla River. To initiate the restoration effort, CTUIR began developing a restoration plan in 1998. The goal of the lamprey research and restoration project is to restore natural production of Pacific lampreys in the Umatilla River to self-sustaining and harvestable level. This report is summarizing the studies and restoration efforts concluded in 2001.

Close, David A.

2002-11-01

420

Distance Learning With NASA Lewis Research Center's Learning Technologies Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Lewis Research Center's Learning Technologies Project (LTP) has responded to requests from local school district technology coordinators to provide content for videoconferencing workshops. Over the past year we have offered three teacher professional development workshops that showcase NASA Lewis-developed educational products and NASA educational Internet sites. In order to determine the direction of our involvement with distance learning, the LTP staff conducted a survey of 500 U.S. schools. We received responses from 72 schools that either currently use distance learning or will be using distance learning in 98-99 school year. The results of the survey are summarized in the article. In addition, the article provides information on distance learners, distance learning technologies, and the NASA Lewis LTP videoconferencing workshops. The LTP staff will continue to offer teacher development workshops through videoconferencing during the 98-99 school year. We hope to add workshops on new educational products as they are developed at NASA Lewis.

Petersen, Ruth

1998-01-01

421

Occupational Projection Research Project. I: Rural/Suburban. Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, & Warren Counties. July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains those data obtained during the Occupational Projection Research Project pertaining to rural and suburban areas. (The Occupational Projection Research Project was a research project that investigated employer perceptions of the entry level skills, attitudes, and values needed for various occupations as well as employment…

Goldberg, Melvin; Loos, Peter

422

NoteStar: A Project Based Learning Research Tool  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is a free tool that helps students organize data, notes, and citations obtained from project-based investigations and research. By dragging the NoteStar icon to the toolbar, users can save citations and other digital data with one click. The tool also allows them to create personal notations for future reference or sharing with partners. The tool is available only to registered teacher-users, who will do the initial set-up. Students use a password to access their accounts, but are not required to disclose personal information. The teacher can monitor any student's progress at any time. This resource was intended for use with ThinkTank, a related cost-free tool that helps students develop and narrow research questions. Outlines created in ThinkTank can be exported to NoteStar. NoteStar is part of the collection of online tools available through 4Teachers.org. ***PLEASE NOTE: Some of the pages within this resource are sponsored by commercial vendors. The Physics Front neither endorses nor recommends products for commercial sale.

2009-11-19

423

MAGDAS Project for Space Weather Research and Application  

SciTech Connect

The Space Environment Research Center (SERC), Kyushu University, is currently deploying a new ground-based magnetometer network of MAGnetic Data Acqusition System (MAGDAS), in cooperation with about 30 organizations in the world, in order to understand the complex Sun-Earth system for space weather research and application. SERC will conducts MAGDAS observation at 50 stations in the Circum-pan Pacific Magnetometer Network (CPMN) region, and FM-CW radar observation along the 210 deg. magnetic meridian (MM) during the IHY/ILWS/CAWSES periods. This project is actively providing the following space weather monitoring:(1) Global 3-dimensional current system to know electromagnetic coupling of the region 1 and 2 field-aligned currents, auroral electrojet current, Sq current, and equatorial electrojet current. (2) Plasma mass density along the 210 deg. MM to understand plasma environment change during space storms. (3) Ionospheric electric field intensity with 10-sec sampling at L = 1.26 to understand how the external electric field penetrates into the equatorial ionosphere.

Yumoto, Kiyohumi [Space Environment Research Center, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812-8581 (Japan)

2009-06-16

424

A Case Study of Teaching Marketing Research Using Client-Sponsored Projects: Method, Challenges, and Benefits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study outlines the use of client-sponsored research projects in a quantitative postgraduate marketing research subject conducted in a 12-week semester in a research-intensive Australian university. The case study attempts to address the dearth of recent literature on client-sponsored research projects in the discipline of marketing.…

Bove, Liliana L.; Davies, W. Martin

2009-01-01

425

Solar Project Description.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Page Jackson Elementary School in Charles Town, West Virginia has a solar energy system for space heating and cooling for the 52,600 square foot building. The 11,215 square feet of PPG double-glazed, flat-plate collectors face south at a 45 exp 0 angl...

H. J. Hale

1979-01-01

426

Spent nuclear fuel project cold vacuum drying facility tempered water and tempered water cooling system design description.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This system design description addresses tire tempered water (TTV) system and the tempered water cooling (TWC) system. The discussion that follows will be limited to these systems. The system design description, when used in conjunction with the other ele...

J. J. Irwin

1998-01-01

427

Critical and Strategic Crops Research. A Directory of USDA and State Projects in CRIS (Current Research Information System).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The critical and strategic crops research directory of USDA and state projects in CRIS (Current Research Information System) focuses on 11 crops that can potentially provide substitutes for oil, rubber, newsprint, and other imported materials used by indu...

J. Rafats F. A. Moore

1986-01-01

428

Transport and Storage Research (3.3) Program for Gas Operations Research and Development: Status Report-1986 Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1986 status report presents information on current and proposed activities in the GRI Transport and Storage Research Subprogram, a part of GRI's Gas Operations Research and Development Program. A common theme across project areas in the subprogram is ...

1987-01-01

429

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Supplement Opportunity for Principal Investigators on New or Renewal Research Proposals or On-going Research Projects  

NSF Publications Database

... Opportunity for Principal Investigators on New or Renewal Research Proposals or On-going Research ... of science teachers through participation in new or on-going NSF-funded research projects. GEO ...

430

Chemical Research Projects Office: An Overview and Bibliography, 1975-1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The activities of the Chemical Research Projects Office at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California are reported. The office conducts basic and applied research in the fields of polymer chemistry, computational chemistry, polymer physics, and physi...

D. A. Kourtides A. H. Heimbuch J. A. Parker

1980-01-01

431

APPLICATION OF DATA QUALITY OBJECTIVES AND MEASUREMENT QUALITY OBJECTIVES TO RESEARCH PROJECTS  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper assists systematic planning for research projects. It presents planning concepts in terms that have some utility for researchers. For example, measurement quality objectives are more familiar to researchers than data quality objectives because these quality criteria are...

432

34 CFR 350.2 - What is the purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project and Centers Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project and Centers Program...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects...independent living, family support, and economic and...

2013-07-01

433

NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 6: Aerospace knowledge diffusion in the academic community: A report of phase 3 activities of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Descriptive and analytical data regarding the flow of aerospace-based scientific and technical information (STI) in the academic community are presented. An overview is provided of the Federal Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project, illustrating a five-year program on aerospace knowledge diffusion. Preliminary results are presented of the project's research concerning the information-seeking habits, practices, and attitudes of U.S. aerospace engineering and science students and faculty. The type and amount of education and training in the use of information sources are examined. The use and importance ascribed to various information products by U.S. aerospace faculty and students including computer and other information technology is assessed. An evaluation of NASA technical reports is presented and it is concluded that NASA technical reports are rated high in terms of quality and comprehensiveness, citing Engineering Index and IAA as the most frequently used materials by faculty and students.

Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.

1990-01-01

434

Competencies of Leaders and Managers in Educational Research and Development. Independent Research and Development Project Reports. Report No. 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report clarifies pilot efforts which address new problem areas in educational needs. The project was initiated to determine the specific competencies essential to the management of educational projects in research and development. The goals of the project were to establish a profile of identified competencies for use in planning the content…

DeAnda, Natividad

435

Steepening Student Learning Curves -- Use of Computers and Research Projects in Undergraduate Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is well accepted that students tend to learn best in active modes. We discuss two areas that we are pursuing that promote such activity: a computer based questioning and tutoring system, and undergraduate research projects. Following initial introduction to the material (e.g., reading the book), it is often efficient to confront students with suitable questions and then provide appropriate feedback, repeating the process with related questions/problems to evaluate and reinforce the newly acquired understanding. Computers have great potential for nontrivial questioning, testing, and tutoring. They offer a way to extend and multiply the probing of student understanding and problem solving abilities. A system which uses both concept (word) questions and equation-derivation based problem formats, requiring fairly sophisticated computer grading, is presented. We report on a system we are developing in a JAVA environment that at least in part meets the above description and capabilities. The system is under test in first year honors physics and first year honors chemistry classes. In addition, we discuss the effectiveness and related issues concerning undergraduate research. The latter includes looking at student driven vs. research advisor driven endeavors.

Dickinson, Tom

2004-05-01

436

Research-Informed Curriculum Design for a Master's-Level Program in Project Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the application of Research-Informed Curriculum Design (RICD) for the development and implementation of an MSc Program in Project Management. The research focused on contemporary issues in project management and provided an analysis of project management approaches, tools, and techniques currently used in organizations.…

Bentley, Yongmei; Richardson, Diane; Duan, Yanqing; Philpott, Elly; Ong, Vincent; Owen, David

2013-01-01

437

Using Collaborative Research Projects to Facilitate Active Learning in Methods Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article proposes facilitation of active learning in methods courses using collaborative survey research projects. Students form groups in which they develop and administer questionnaires that explore public attitudes and behaviors. Each step requires they apply key concepts toward completion of the project. Collaborative research project

DeWitt, Jeff R.

2010-01-01

438

Current Status of Japanese Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Research Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is a mission led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under collaboration with many international partners, who will provide constellation of satellites carrying microwave radiometer instruments. The GPM Core Observatory, which carries the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) developed by JAXA and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), and the GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) developed by NASA. The GPM Core Observatory is scheduled to be launched in early 2014. JAXA also provides the Global Change Observation Mission (GCOM) 1st - Water (GCOM-W1) named "SHIZUKU," as one of constellation satellites. The SHIZUKU satellite was launched in 18 May, 2012 from JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center, and public data release of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) on board the SHIZUKU satellite was planned that Level 1 products in January 2013, and Level 2 products including precipitation in May 2013. The Japanese GPM research project conducts scientific activities on algorithm development, ground validation, application research including production of research products. In addition, we promote collaboration studies in Japan and Asian countries, and public relations activities to extend potential users of satellite precipitation products. In pre-launch phase, most of our activities are focused on the algorithm development and the ground validation related to the algorithm development. As the GPM standard products, JAXA develops the DPR Level 1 algorithm, and the NASA-JAXA Joint Algorithm Team develops the DPR Level 2 and the DPR-GMI combined Level2 algorithms. JAXA also develops the Global Rainfall Map product as national product to distribute hourly and 0.1-degree horizontal resolution rainfall map. All standard algorithms including Japan-US joint algorithm will be reviewed by the Japan-US Joint Precipitation Measuring Mission (PMM) Science Team (JPST) before the release. DPR Level 2 algorithm has been developing by the DPR Algorithm Team led by Japan, which is under the NASA-JAXA Joint Algorithm Team. The Level-2 algorithms will provide KuPR only products, KaPR only products, and Dual-frequency Precipitation products, with estimated precipitation rate, radar reflectivity, and precipitation information such as drop size distribution and bright band height. At-launch code was developed in December 2012. In addition, JAXA and NASA have provided synthetic DPR L1 data and tests have been performed using them. Japanese Global Rainfall Map algorithm for the GPM mission has been developed by the Global Rainfall Map Algorithm Development Team in Japan. The algorithm succeeded heritages of the Global Satellite Mapping for Precipitation (GSMaP) project, which was sponsored by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) under the Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) framework between 2002 and 2007. The GSMaP near-real-time version and reanalysis version have been in operation at JAXA, and browse images and binary data available at the GSMaP web site (http://sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp/GSMaP/). The GSMaP algorithm for GPM is developed in collaboration with AMSR2 standard algorithm for precipitation product, and their validation studies are closely related. As JAXA GPM product, we will provide 0.1-degree grid and hourly product for standard and near-realtime processing. Outputs will include hourly rainfall, gauge-calibrated hourly rainfall, and several quality information (satellite information flag, time information flag, and gauge quality information) over global areas from 60°S to 60°N. At-launch code of GSMaP for GPM is under development, and will be delivered to JAXA GPM Mission Operation System by April 2013. At-launch code will include several updates of microwave imager and sounder algorithms and databases, and introduction of rain-gauge correction.

Kachi, Misako; Oki, Riko; Kubota, Takuji; Masaki, Takeshi; Kida, Satoshi; Iguchi, Toshio; Nakamura, Kenji; Takayabu, Yukari N.

2013-04-01

439

Permuted Keyword Bank in CRIS. Terms for Indexing and Retrieving Research Projects in the Current Research Information System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document is a collection of terms that have been used to index research projects in the Current Research Information System (CRIS). It is intended to serve as an authority file for project summaries entered in CRIS, as a source of keywords for retriev...

1991-01-01

440

Institute for the Study of Human Capabilities: Summary Descriptions of Research for the Period December 1989 through September 1990.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the third year of its URI/AFOSR support, two new psychophysical testing stations were used in cross-modality sensory and cognitive research and a third was constructed for auditory-visual projects. Initial experiments underway with these systems in...

C. S. Watson

1991-01-01

441

Research on risk evaluation model of project financing based on neural network  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many uncertainties in project financing on account of its own characters, which causes the risk evaluation of the project financing to become the key point of carrying on the project financing risk management. By recognizing these risk factors of project financing and based on the research of its risk evaluation index system, this paper, by use of the

Duan Guolin

2007-01-01

442

Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Large-Scale University Research Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Both publicly and privately funded research projects managed by universities are growing in size and scope. Complex, large-scale projects (over $50 million) pose new management challenges and risks for universities. This paper explores the relationship between project success and a variety of factors in large-scale university projects. First, we…

Moore, Sharlissa; Shangraw, R. F., Jr.

2011-01-01

443

Research on the risk management of mining construction projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the necessity of carrying out the risk management of mining construction projects which on the basis of analyzing the status and the characteristics of mining construction project. The whole process of risk management implementation plan has been developed from the objectives, methods, procedures and other aspects of the mining construction projects risk management. Above that the paper

Wang Wenshun; Zhang Dan; Miao Xiaolong

2011-01-01

444

28 CFR 512.12 - Content of research proposal.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...proposal. When submitting a research proposal, the applicant shall...Detailed description of the research method; (3) Significance...section. (7) Description of physical and/or administrative procedures...project, and (ii) Destroy research records or remove...

2012-07-01

445

Chemistry Professors' Descriptions of the Impact of Research Engagement on Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professors endorse a symbiotic relationship between research and teaching, but empirical evidence supporting this relationship is inconsistent. Many studies operationalized research and teaching too narrowly to detect the believed relationship. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with 27 chemistry professors from a large…

Hua, Olivia; Shore, Bruce M.

2014-01-01

446

The QUEST Project: Research and Training in Computational Seismology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Marie-Curie Initial Training Network QUEST joins scientists from 15 European partner institutions in the fields of exploration seismics, seismology, applied mathematics, high-performance computing, earthquake physics, physical inverse problems, geodynamics, from Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Earth and Computational Sciences, Oceanography and Exploration Geophysics. The main goal of QUEST is research and training in the development of strategies for seismic imaging using the increasing power of 3-D simulation technology. Existing methodologies are currently subject to a revolutionary change: While so far the observed information was severely reduced and approximate methods (e.g., ray theory) were used to determine Earth's structure, the massive increase in available computational resources allows us now to make use of the complete information contained in the observations. The QUEST objective is to integrate the various elements (wave propagation, high-performance computing, inverse problems) exploiting the synergies of the network expertise and develop the next generation of imaging tools for use on all spatial scales. We will discuss the training concepts of QUEST, the interfaces with other European projects like EPOS and VERCE. We will also describe the www-facilities QUEST offers concerning access to open-source software (e.g., ObsPy, simulation codes, analyitcal solutions) and interactive benchmarking facilities for wave propagation tools.

Igel, H.

2012-04-01

447

Update on retinal prosthetic research: the Boston Retinal Implant Project.  

PubMed

The field of retinal prosthetic research, now more than 20 years old, has produced many high-quality technical options that have the potential to restore vision to patients with acquired disease of the outer retina. Five companies have performed Phase I clinical trials demonstrating that blind patients can reliably report basic elements of visual percepts induced by electrical stimulation. However, at present patients and observers generally do not consider the results to be useful enough in the performance of tasks of daily living to justify the risks of surgery and chronic implantation or the costs. Having developed a wireless device implanted in the subretinal space, the Boston Retinal Implant Project has focused its efforts on developing scalable technologies to create a hermetic device that can deliver individually controlled pulses of electrical stimulation to each of hundreds of electrodes. An advanced device with such attributes will be needed to justify the risks of implantation. An assessment of long-term biocompatibility for all devices remains to be done. PMID:21593628

Rizzo, Joseph F

2011-06-01

448

Computation and graphics in mathematical research  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses: The description of the GANG Project and results for prior research; the center for geometry, analysis, numerics and graphics; description of GANG Laboratory; software development at GANG; and mathematical and scientific research activities.

Hoffman, D.A.; Spruck, J.

1992-08-13

449

A Description of Maui Educational Consortium's Implementation Practices of Carnegie Learning's "Cognitive Tutor". Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the fall of 2005 the Maui Educational Consortium began a project that was funded through the Math Science Partnership program to implement the "Cognitive Tutor[R]" (CT) program, published by Carnegie Learning, in some of the Algebra 1 classes in the Maui School District and at the Maui Community College. At that time, Empirical Education was…

Zacamy, Jenna; Miller, Gloria I.; Cabalo, Jessica V.

2008-01-01

450

Excellence in Radiation Research for the 21st Century (EIRR21): Description of an Innovative Research Training Program  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To describe and assess an interdisciplinary research training program for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows focused on radiation medicine; funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research since 2003, the program entitled 'Excellence in Radiation Research for the 21st Century' (EIRR21) aims to train the next generation of interdisciplinary radiation medicine researchers. Methods and Materials: Online surveys evaluating EIRR21 were sent to trainees (n=56), mentors (n=36), and seminar speakers (n=72). Face-to-face interviews were also conducted for trainee liaisons (n=4) and participants in the international exchange program (n=2). Results: Overall response rates ranged from 53% (mentors) to 91% (trainees). EIRR21 was well received by trainees, with the acquisition of several important skills related to their research endeavors. An innovative seminar series, entitled Brainstorm sessions, imparting 'extracurricular' knowledge in intellectual property protection, commercialization strategies, and effective communication, was considered to be the most valuable component of the program. Networking with researchers in other disciplines was also facilitated owing to program participation. Conclusions: EIRR21 is an innovative training program that positively impacts the biomedical community and imparts valuable skill sets to foster success for the future generation of radiation medicine researchers.

P'ng, Christine [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Ito, Emma [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); How, Christine [Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Bezjak, Andrea [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Bristow, Rob [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Catton, Pam; Fyles, Anthony; Gospodarowicz, Mary [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Jaffray, David [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Kelley, Shana [Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Wong Shun [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Odette Cancer Center, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Liu Feifei, E-mail: Fei-Fei.Liu@rmp.uhn.on.ca [Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

2012-08-01

451

Status of the Japanese Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Research Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is a mission led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under collaboration with many international partners, who will provide constellation of satellites carrying microwave radiometer instruments. The GPM Core Observatory, which carries the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) developed by JAXA and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), and the GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) developed by NASA. JAXA also provides the Global Change Observation Mission (GCOM) 1st - Water (GCOM-W1) named "SHIZUKU," as one of constellation satellites. The SHIZUKU satellite was launched on May 18, 2012, and all products, including the precipitation product, have been available to general users since May 2013. The Japanese GPM research project conducts scientific activities on algorithm development, ground validation, application research including production of research products. In addition to those activities, we promote collaboration studies in Japan and Asian countries, and seek potential users of satellite precipitation products. JAXA develops the DPR Level 1 algorithm, and the NASA-JAXA Joint Algorithm Team develops the DPR Level 2 and DPR-GMI combined Level2 algorithms. JAXA also develops the Global Rainfall Map algorithm, which is anew version of the Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP,) as national product to distribute hourly and 0.1-degree horizontal resolution rainfall map. In the GPM era, the GSMaP algorithm will be improved by refining rainfall retrievals over land, considered the orographic rainfall effects, added the rain gauge corrected rainfall product. In the future, information from the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) will be compiled as a database to improve the retrieval accuracy of weak rainfall in mid-to-high latitudes. The GPM Core Observatory is scheduled to be launched from the JAXA Takengashima Space Center by the H-IIA F23 rocket around 3:07 a.m. thru 5:07 a.m. (JST) on February 28 (Fri.,) 2014. After the initial checkout (about 2-month,) calibration and validation of the DPR, GMI and other products will be implemented toward the public release of all products to general users. Data release date is currently scheduled to be 6-month after the launch.

Kachi, Misako; Kubota, Takuji; Masaki, Takeshi; Kaneko, Yuki; Oki, Riko; Iguchi, Toshio; Nakamura, Kenji; Takayabu, Yukari N.

2014-05-01

452

Abstracts and research accomplishments of university coal research projects at historically black colleges and universities  

SciTech Connect

The Principal Investigators of the grants supported by the University Coal Research Program at Historically Black Colleges and Universities were requested to submit abstracts and highlight accomplishments of their projects in time for distribution at a grantees conference on June 25--27, 1991 at the Vista International Hotel, Pittsburgh PA. This book is a compilation of the material received in response to the request. The following topics are discussed: properties of coal, rheology, gasification, pyrolysis, combustion, synthesis of alcohols, cleanup of flue gas, and plasma seeding.

Not Available

1991-06-01

453

First Research Project on Viral Hepatitis: Etiopathogenesis and Diagnosis (1997-1999), Progress Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Progress report of the First research project on Viral hepatitis: etiopathogenesis and diagnosis. The project is subdivided into the following subprojects: (1) structural and biological characterization of recently identified viruses and viral variants; (...

M. Rapicetta

2001-01-01

454

77 FR 34359 - Applications for New Awards: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Projects and Centers Program; Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers AGENCY: Office...Research Projects (DRRPs)-- Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers (TBIMS...2006 (71 FR 25472). The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers priority...

2012-06-11

455

Evaluation of the Benefits Attributable to Automotive Lightweight Materials Program Research and Development Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this project is to identify and test methods appropriate for estimating the benefits attributable to research and development projects funded by the Automotive Lightweight Materials (ALM) Program of the Office of Advanced Automotive Technol...

S. Das

2001-01-01

456

Inner City Project: Student Initiated Research into Problems of the Inner City. Project Canada West. Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this curriculum development project is to promote student initiated research into problems of the inner city. Initial project planning is reported in ED 055 012. Emphasis in this annual report is placed on the teacher's role in program development. The first section clarifies how the developers believe teachers should be involved in…

Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).

457

Just a Paycheck? Assessing Student Benefits of Work on Faculty Research Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The benefits that students gain from designing and implementing their own independent undergraduate research projects is often presented as a valuable step in their academic career, and a stepping stone to graduate school success. However, it is not clear what benefits students receive when working as undergraduate research assistants on faculty research projects where they, the students, have little or

Leah Greden Mathews

2009-01-01

458

Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage. Annual report for 1983  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is the Lead Center for management of the Technology Base Research (TBR) Project, which is supported by DOE's Office of Energy Systems Research, Energy Storage Division. The purpose of this project is to provide the research base which supports DOE efforts to develop electrochemical technology for electric vehicle and stationary energy storage applications. The general

Kinoshita

1984-01-01

459

77 FR 480 - Applications for New Awards; Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers...84.133G-1 (Research) and 84.133G-2...integration into society, employment, independent...Projects program: Research grants (CFDA 84...Regulations: (a) The Education Department General...institutions of higher education...

2012-01-05

460

10 CFR Appendix A to Part 605 - The Energy Research Program Office Descriptions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...The theoretical understanding of fusion plasmas necessary for interpreting...research and development of Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerator (HIFAR) and reactor...in support of the development of Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE). (b)...

2008-01-01

461

10 CFR Appendix A to Part 605 - The Energy Research Program Office Descriptions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...major scientific problems in medicine, biology and the environment. The goals of the...support fundamental research in structural biology user facilities at DOE laboratories...integration of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Biology. This includes development of...

2011-01-01

462

Definition of experiments and instruments for a communication/navigation research laboratory. Volume 3: Laboratory descriptions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The following study objectives are covered: (1) identification of major laboratory equipment; (2) systems and operations analysis in support of the laboratory design; and (3) conceptual design of the comm/nav research laboratory.

1972-01-01

463

Preparing a 21st Century Workforce: Descriptive Outcomes of the Graduate Research Traineeship (GRT) Program  

NSF Publications Database

... Excel format. 5. Conclusion (PDF 16K) Appendix A: Other Data Obtained Through the Graduate Research ... Contact Web Master | SiteMap The National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington ...

464

Action Research Projects in Distance Education: A Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual, prepared by the Distance Education Council (India) presents guidelines for action research in distance education, balancing practical research activities with a sound theoretical research base. Chapter 1, "Scope, Purpose and Design of the Manual," suggests several definitions of research; draws distinctions between academic research

Ramakrishna, C. Pushpa; Prasad, V. S.

465

Hughes Research Laboratories: description of the Trainable Text Skimmer used for MUC4  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the Hughes Trainable Text Skimmer (TTS) Project is to create text skimming software that: (1) can be easily re-configured for new applications, (2) improves its performance with use, and (3) is fast enough to process several megabytes of text per day. The TTS-MUC4 system is our second full-scale prototype. It is an adaptation of the TTS-MUC3 system

Stephanie E. August; Charles P. Dolan

1992-01-01

466

Physiome Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Physiome Project seeks to facilitate the exchange of information among the research community and to "speed up the discovery of how biological systems work." By acting as a central repository for data and computational models, the project hopes to advance the study of the physiome for the benefit of the scientific community. Along with a description of the physiome and the project, the Web site will include various databases and models organized into categories based on body systems. The site is still under construction, so many of the categories are not yet active. There are also opportunities for researchers to contribute to the project in a variety of ways.

1969-12-31

467

Broad Research Project on the Sciences of Complexity.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Previous DOE support for 'A Broad Research Program in the Sciences of Complexity' permitted the Santa Fe Institute to initiate new collaborative research within its Integrative Core activities as well as to host visitors to participate in research on spec...

2002-01-01

468

Growing Salt: An Independent Course Research Project Investigating Chemical Sediments  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To prepare for this project, students read a journal article about the processes and products of chemical sedimentation and early diagenesis in saline pan environments (Lowenstein and Hardie, 1985). In class, students are given some handouts that tabluate various evaporite minerals and how water chemistry affects their formation and dissolution. A short slide show and video illustrate some different types of saline environments. Photos and samples guide a lecture on the formation of different types of evaporite minerals and how they form. For example, chevron halite crystals are generally large (cm-scale) and grow upward from the floor of a shallow (less than ~0.5 m) surface water body; cumulate halite crystals are smaller (typically mm-scale) and grow on the water-air interface and settle to the bottom, regardless of water depth. Randomly-oriented halite crystals can grow displacively from groundwater in mud or sand. The students learn that the specific sedimentology of halite can be used to trace past surface water depth and groundwater salinity. I also give examples of how past quantitative climate data, past chemical data and even past microbiologial data can be interpreted from evaporites. I emphasize how, in order to understand evaporites, one must think critically about sedimentology and geochemistry. The students are told, at the end of this lecture, that their next lab period will focus on designing and setting up a research project on growing salt. They are encouraged to start thinking about a research question they can pose about evaporite sedimentology. At this time, I also tell them what materials are available for their use (tap water, distilled water, seawater, various types of saline water I have collected during field trips, various types of store-bought table and road salt (including iodized, non-iodized, sea salt, etc.). A variety of table salts can be purchased cheaply (~$1 - $2/carton) at almost any grocery store. If you live in a cold climate, most grocery stores and hardware stores also sell several types of road salt (~$3-$4/bag). The table salts are mostly Na and Cl; some have lesser amopunts of Ca and SO4. Some road salts have Ca, Mg, Na, and Cl. In my experience, one carton and one bag of each type will provide more than enough salt for a class of 15 students. When it is time for lab to begin, I gather my students in my research lab (but could also be done in a classroom), where I show them the materials I have available to them: various types of salt, various types of water, and plastic, glass, and metal containers of various shapes (baby food glass jars, plastic take-out food containers, etc). My lab also contains a variety of other miscellaneous materials, such as sand, gravel, clay, morter and pestle, wooden sticks, metal stirring rods, string, plastic tubing, beakers, food coloring (shows fluid inclusion bands well and everyone loves playing with food coloring), etc. I remind the students that they have a microwave oven, a freezer, a lab hood, a windowsill with plenty of sunlight, and a heating vent that can be used, as well. I make available a few thermometers, pH strips (or pH meter), and a hand-held refractometer for measuring salinity. These analytical field instruments are not neccessary for this assignment to work. However, as instructor, I would encourage you to use anything available to you. I ask each student to tell me informally of their research question/hypothesis and then I try to help them find any materials they need for their experiments. Here are some examples of student research questions that have been tested with this assignment: (1) Does temperature of water affect rate of haite/gypsum growth?: (2) Will evaporite minerals grown from a complex saline fluid form a "bulls eye" pattern as their textbook claims?; (3) Will halite grow preferentially on glass substrates versus wooden and plastic substrates?; (4) Will evaporation of salt water make halite cement equally well in a gravel, a sand, a clay?; (5) What conditions best produce large halite crystals?; (6) Does pH of water influence halite and gypsum precipitation or dissolution? Students spend most of a lab period (2-3 hours) setting up their experiment. As part of this initial experimental set-up, they start to learn basic research skills such as labelling samples well, documenting starting conditions, and taking detailed notes. The students are allowed to leave their experiments on a windowsill in my lab or our classroom, on a radiator, in a lab fume hood, or in a lab refridgerator or freezer, depending upon the nature of the particular experiment. I encourage the students to check their samples on a daily basis and remind them to record their observations each time they check their experiment. I give the students an assignment sheet that details the final lab report requirements. Most students will have results in 2-3 weeks, but some experiments may last up to 4-5 weeks. For this reason, I plan for this lab assignment to be started in the middle of the semester (which works well if your syllabus, like mine, calls for weathering, physical sedimentology, siliciclastics, and carbonates to be covered in the first 6-8 weeks of class; evaporites follow well after carbonates). The final lab report is not due until the end of the semester so that all students have time to bring their expermient to completion, make interpretations, and write their lab report. At the end of the semester, depending on the number of students and time permitted, I ask the students to informally tell the class about their experiment and show the results. This has worked well for me. However, even in semesters in which we have not done this, the students still become familiar with each other's projects. On the initial experiment day, the students informally share their ideas. As students come to check on their own experiiments periodically, they usually look in on their classmates' experiments as well. Students tell me that this is one of their favorite lab exercises. It encourages critical thinking and shows the importance of experimentation in science. In addition, I feel as if the students leave my course knowing more about evaporites than the average geologist.

Benison, Kathy

469

Project: Collaborative Research Between Oklahoma State University and Fermilab  

SciTech Connect

Several scientific projects were completed in the area of Theoretical High Energy Physics (Elementary Particles and Fields). The results obtained were published in refereed international journals and presented in several national and international conferences by the project personnel. A brief summary of these four completed projects and the results obtained are given: (1) Collider Physics and Extra Dimensions; (2) Unification and Extra Dimensions; (3) Supersymmetry, Anomalous U(1) Symmetry and Lepton Flavor Violation; and (4) Neutrino Masses and Mixings.

None

2004-07-29

470

Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration Project : Annual Report 1999.  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes results of research activities conducted from 1996 through 1999. 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. Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of Pacific lampreys from tribal members within the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation was useful in gaining baseline life history information. Tribal members described harvesting two types of lampreys from spring through fall, the short brown type and the long dark type. Lamprey spawning distribution was from the mouth to the headwaters in the Umatilla River. Larval lampreys were observed in the mud and sand areas of the river. Tribal members observed major declines in lampreys within the Columbia River basin. Larval Pacific lampreys were distributed throughout the John Day River basin. Larval distribution in the other subbasins was patchy and limited to the lower reaches of the streams. Larval densities were highly variable in the Middle Fork John Day and North Fork John Day rivers, as opposed to the Main stem John Day River. Larval lengths varied little in the Middle Fork John Day and North Fork John Day rivers, but were highly variable in the Main stem John Day River. Larval abundance decreased as we moved upstream in the Columbia and Snake rivers. In addition, we found strong evidence for lack of larval recruitment as distance increased from the mouth of the Columbia River. We identified clinical indicators of stress in adult Pacific lampreys. Plasma glucose became elevated soon after acute stress and remained elevated for one week. Plasma lactate also became elevated by 30 minutes; however, it decreased to resting levels by one hour after application of the stressor. Muscle lactate was shown to have an inverse relationship with glucose. Muscle lactate levels decreased by 4 hours and remained depressed for two days. Plasma chloride ions decreased by one hour, then returned to resting levels by 8 hours, decreased again at 24 hours, and then recovered by 48 hours. The steroid cortisol was not found in the plasma of Pacific lampreys. Our study suggests plasma glucose, lactate, chloride ions, and muscle lactate can be used as clinical indicators of stress in Pacific lampreys.

Close, David A.

2001-10-01

471

Metallic return transfer breaker development. Research project 667. Final report  

SciTech Connect

EPRI and Hughes Research Laboratories (HRL) contracted to develop and test a metallic return transfer breaker (MRTB) utilizing the novel Hughes crossed-field tube, which, on an earlier contract (EPRI Project RP 91) had become the world's first HVDC circuit breaker to successfully clear a fault on a multiterminal HVDC system. The function of an MRTB is to transfer load current between earth and metallic returns on a bipolar HVDC system. THE MRTB with a single crossed-field tube, mechanical in-line switch (MIS), and zinc-oxide resistor was completed and successfully passed high-voltage withstand and electro-magnetic interference (EMI) tests at Hughes Malibu facility in July of 1978. The unit was installed at the Celilo station of the Bonneville Power Administration in December of 1978. An operational test in December 1978 was to include transfer from the earth-return to the metallic-return mode at line currents 300, 600, 1200, and 1800 A. The 300- and 600-A tests were completely successful and produced no unusual results. At the start of the 1200-A transfer, an arc was struck from the top of the entrance bushing to the enclosure of the interrupter, followed by an explosion that blew the doors off the enclosure. An ensuing fire was self-extinguishing. A thorough analysis revealed that the primary cause of failure was an arc struck from a temporary instrumentation lead previously opened at the connecting lug by excess tension from mechanical flexing. A secondary cause was rupture of the case of the interrupter head of the MIS, which created a flammable state within the MRTB enclosure. EPRI and HRL jointly decided termination appeared the most practical option because the MIS could not easily be replaced by HRL with a unit of different design. EPRI decided to pursue an alternative approach. The control and communication electronics of EPRI MRTB, which survived the explosion without failure, could be utilized.

Marshall, N.

1981-04-01

472

Columbia River: Terminal fisheries research project. 1994 Annual report  

SciTech Connect

Columbia River terminal fisheries have been conducted in Youngs Bay, Oregon, since the early 1960`s targeting coho salmon produced at the state facility on the North Fork Klaskanine River. In 1977 the Clatsop County Economic Development Council`s (CEDC) Fisheries Project began augmenting the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife production efforts. Together ODFW and CEDC smolt releases totaled 5,060,000 coho and 411,300 spring chinook in 1993 with most of the releases from the net pen acclimation program. During 1980-82 fall commercial terminal fisheries were conducted adjacent to the mouth of Big Creek in Oregon. All past terminal fisheries were successful in harvesting surplus hatchery fish with minimal impact on nonlocal weak stocks. In 1993 the Northwest Power Planning Council recommended in its` Strategy for Salmon that terminal fishing sites be identified and developed. The Council called on the Bonneville Power Administration to fund a 10-year study to investigate the feasibility of creating and expanding terminal known stock fisheries in the Columbia River Basin. The findings of the initial year of the study are included in this report. The geographic area considered for study extends from Bonneville Dam to the river mouth. The initial year`s work is the beginning of a 2-year research stage to investigate potential sites, salmon stocks, and methodologies; a second 3-year stage will focus on expansion in Youngs Bay and experimental releases into sites with greatest potential; and a final 5-year phase establishing programs at full capacity at all acceptable sites. After ranking all possible sites using five harvest and five rearing criteria, four sites in Oregon (Tongue Point, Blind Slough, Clifton Channel and Wallace Slough) and three in Washington (Deep River, Steamboat Slough and Cathlamet Channel) were chosen for study.

Hirose, P.; Miller, M.; Hill, J.

1996-12-01

473

Research Utilization Specialist Evaluation Project, Supplement, National Evaluation of Nine Research Utilization Specialist (RUS) Projects in State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The authors of this report were funded to conduct a 3-year evaluation study of nine research utilization specialist (RUS) projects. The RUS projects were also supported by SRS, as 5-year demonstration programs. Findings for the second year of evaluation a...

1974-01-01

474

Youth Status Projections in the South: Structured Annotations of Research Literature from Regional Research Project S-61. Departmental Information Report No. 74-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 66 annotations given in this bibliography are from status projection literature resulting from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regional Research Project S-61 "Development of Human Resource Potentials and Mobility in the Rural South" completed by the summer of 1971. Most of the studies reported conform to the following restrictions: (1)…

Cosby, Arthur G.; And Others

475

The Use of Electronic Journals by Dutch Researchers: A Descriptive and Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dutch faculty was surveyed as to their use of electronic journals. It was concluded that electronic journals have become indispensable for scientists and social scientists, and have a profound effect on information behavior, varying from methods of becoming aware of relevant articles to benefits on research.

Voorbij, Henk; Ongering, Hilde

2006-01-01

476

Male Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence: A Descriptive Review and Call for Further Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an overview of all known publicly available research addressing the extent of men's experiences of same-sex intimate partner violence. Overall, it would seem that intimate partner violence is not just a problem for heterosexual couples. Violence between male same-sex male intimates also occurs at an alarmingly high rate, help is rarely sought from community service providers or

Samantha Jeffries; Matthew Ball

477

10 CFR Appendix A to Part 605 - The Energy Research Program Office Descriptions  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...fundamental forces of nature as manifested in nuclear...are to understand the nature and relationships among fundamental forces of nature and to understand the...in the research and development programs of DOE. Broad...resource for science education. The Office of...

2014-01-01

478

Automated Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF)-Based Nowcasting System: Software Description.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A Web service/Web interface software package has been engineered to address the need for an automated means to run the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with four-dimensional data assimilation. The user provides a model center point and selects...

B. P. Reen R. E. Dumais S. F. Kirby

2013-01-01

479

The Drug Resistance Strategies Project as Translational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper tells the story of the multi-layered translational process of the Drug Resistance Strategies Project. The Drug Resistance Strategies Project provides an exemplar of translational scholarship, translating adolescent narratives about their substance use experiences into an efficacious, substance abuse prevention middle school curriculum.…

Hecht, Michael L.; Miller-Day, Michelle

2007-01-01

480

Research on effective cost control in highway projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Highway construction cycle is quite long and technology involved is complicated. Highway project, as a whole, is comprehensive by taking in all kinds of factors in consideration, involving both the technical aspects and the social aspects. It also consumes a lot of manpower and material resources. C