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Research project description: Numerical investigation of sorption type hydrogen storage tanks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This writing contains the research project description of the present doctoral work. The project is concerned with the analysis of hydrogen storage tanks that incorporates sorption processes to store hydrogen. Previously, much research in the field has been directed towards the storage material at the microscopic level. In this work we consider the macroscopic level, i.e. the whole storage tank,

Stian Jensen

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Research Projects 1968.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 39 research projects described cover several fields within the social and behavioral sciences related to personnel administration. The project description format includes: (1) project title, (2) principal investigator, (3) institution, (4) advisor, (5) grants, (6) background and purpose, (7) scope, material, methods, experimental design, (8)…

Swedish Council for Personnel Administration, Stockholm.

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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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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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A project description of Outlook  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Outlook project based in Manchester offers a range of activities, support and skills training to people over the age of 17 with ongoing or previous drug or alcohol issues. The programme was originally implemented in 2002 in response to identified need for a comprehensive dedicated outreach service to cater for the diverse needs of problematic drug and alcohol users

Alison Wilson; Ian Paylor

2007-01-01

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Provenance Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2000-01-01

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Children's Safety Research Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Children's Safety Research Project (CSRP) was a two year project funded by the Centers for Disease Control examining factors related to parental compliance with injury prevention recommendations. It examined the impact of two different interventions, ...

G. V. Fleming S. A. LeBailly

1990-01-01

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Schools, Computers, and Learning Project. Interim Report #1 from the Kingston Regional Pilot Test Centre: A Description of the Research Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report describes the research setting for the Schools, Computers, and Learning Project, an ongoing longitudinal and multidimensional study of the mutual adaptation of classroom practice and computer technology. Following a brief discussion of the research intentions and an overview of the research methodology, the report is divided into five…

Hawes, Donaleen

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Subject Descriptions and Single-Subject Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Issues are raised about the Council for Learning Disabilities Research Committee's standards for describing research subjects, including justification for the recommended standards, relationship between description of subjects and probability of replication, and impact of the type of research on subject description standards. Recommendations are…

Wolery, Mark; Ezell, Helen K.

1993-01-01

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Research Apprenticeship Project  

NASA Website

[Students Higher Education] [Available: CA] The apprenticeship project is intended to follow previous Jet Propulsion Laboratory research experiences. Students are employed by their college under work-study programs to do continuing research in Earth, ...

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Geothermal project description: LLL experimental site Salton Sea geothermal field  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory program for geothermal research requires the development of a field experimental facility in order to conduct a series of tests on turbine prototypes and to analyze the system requirements for power conversion. This report gives a description of the field portion of this experimental program including site development, test activities, and project administration. Additionally, it discusses

T. D. Palmer; D. F. Towse

1975-01-01

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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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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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American Hero Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Flynn, Mrs.

2011-06-20

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Musculoskeletal Disorders. NIOSH Research Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document lists the 56 extramural and the 23 intramural research projects dealing with musculoskeletal disorders undertaken by NIOSH. These projects include research in the areas of disease/injury prevention, work environment, and research tools and a...

1997-01-01

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Use of Data Base Microcomputer Software in Descriptive Nursing Research  

PubMed Central

Data base microcomputer software was used to design a file for data storage and retrieval in a qualitative nursing research project. The needs of 50 breast feeding mothers from birth to four months were studied. One thousand records with descriptive nursing data were entered into the file. The search and retrieval capability of data base software facilitated this qualitative research. The findings will be discussed in three areas: (1) infant concerns, (2) postpartum concerns, and (3) breast concerns.

Chapman, Judy Jean

1985-01-01

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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, Jeffrey S.

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Harvard Family Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since 1983, the Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) has focused their work and research on complementary learning, which acknowledges that "children need multiple opportunities to learn and grow at home, in school, and in the community." Visitors will definitely want to check out the "Webinar Series", which can be found on the homepage. The archive consists of seven webinars consists that have been released monthly over the past year, and cover topics such as "Data Driven: Making Student and School Data Accessible and meaningful to Families" and "Ensuring School Readiness Through Successful Transitions". The learning doesn't stop with the webinars, as each webinar provides additional resources including research-based definition and framework, data use, and professional development. Many of these supplemental resources are from the HFRP website, and the combination of the webinar and reading materials can provide visitors with an in-depth introduction to the subject presented.

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Maasvlakte coal terminal (MCT), Rotterdam, Netherlands - Project description  

SciTech Connect

This paper is a project description and status report of the projected Maasvlakte Coal Terminal (MCT). Recent studies give a prognosis for the flow of goods through Rotterdam and this paper indicates the figures for coal transhipment.

Huisman, F.

1982-12-01

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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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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...

2010-10-01

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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...

2009-10-01

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Waste management project technical baseline description  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

1997-01-01

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Project Description, FY 1970. Title I, ESEA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a teacher evaluation instrument for identifying educationally disadvantaged children. Also described are proposed and existing projects for fiscal year 1970, among which is an after school study center which will provide reinforcement for children retarded in reading and arithmetic skills. Other projects include a home…

Racine Unified School District 1, WI.

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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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Waste management project technical baseline description.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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, alt...

J. P. Sederburg

1997-01-01

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Energy Research Information System. Projects report. Volume 2, Number 2 (Project Nos. 00000717 through 00000891)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Areas of research covered include coal, reclamation, water resources, environmental impacts, socioeconomic impacts, energy conversion, mining methodology, petroleum, natural gas, oilshale, renewable energy resources, nuclear energy, energy conservation and land use. Each project description lists title, investigator(s), research institution, sponsor, funding, time frame, location, a descriptive abstract of the research and title reports and\\/or publications generated by the research. All

B. M. Givens; C. A. Boyd

1977-01-01

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Energy Research Information System. Projects report. Volume 2, Number 1 (Project Nos. 00000540 through 00000716)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Areas of research covered include coal, reclamation, water resources, environmental impacts, socioeconomic impacts, energy conversion, mining methodology, petroleum, natural gas, oilshale, renewable energy resources, nuclear energy, energy conservation and land use. Each project description lists title, investigator(s), research institution, sponsor, funding, time frame, location, a descriptive abstract of the research and titles of reports and\\/or publications generated by the research.

B. M. Givens; C. A. Boyd

1977-01-01

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Energy Research Information System. Projects report. Volume 2, Number 3 (Project Nos. 00000892 through 00001080)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Areas of research covered include coal, reclamation, water resources, environmental impacts, socioeconomic impacts, energy conversion, mining methodology, petroleum, natural gas, oilshale, renewable energy resources, nuclear energy, energy conservation and land use. Each project description lists title, investigator(s), research institution, sponsor, funding, time frame, location, a descriptive abstract of the research and titles of reports and\\/or publications generated by the research.

C. A. Boyd; L. A. Schillinger

1977-01-01

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Student Research Projects, FY 1995.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Numerous FY1995 student research projects were sponsored by Mississippi State University Center for Air Sea Technology. This technical note describes these projects which include the CAST Model Evaluation System on ISIS, the Master Environmental Library, ...

L. A. Yeske C. Abbott B. Chambless S. Payne S. Ellis

1995-01-01

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International Research Reactor Decommissioning Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 (R²D²P) to help answer this need. It was agreed to involve the Philippine Research

Leonardo Leopando; Ernst Warnecke

2008-01-01

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Projective Module Description of Embedded Noncommutative Spaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

An algebraic formulation is given for the embedded noncommutative spaces over the Moyal algebra developed in a geometric framework in [8]. We explicitly construct the projective modules corresponding to the tangent bundles of the embedded noncommutative spaces, and recover from this algebraic formulation the metric, Levi-Civita connection and related curvatures, which were introduced geometrically in [8]. Transformation rules for connections

R. B. Zhang; Xiao Zhang

2010-01-01

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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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Service Integration Research Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the first quarterly report on the Taunton area project which aims to achieve service integration by creating an area - based management information system in the Taunton, Massachusetts area. It is envisioned that there will be available one intake...

Curtis, W

1976-01-01

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Quantum Bundle Description of Quantum Projective Spaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ó Buachalla, Réamonn

2012-12-01

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Mesabi Nugget Research Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Mesabi Nugget Project is a large pilot-scale program completed to demonstrate the ITmk3(reg-sign) Process developed and owned by Kobe Steel, Ltd of Japan. The ITmk3(reg-sign) Process is a new ironmaking technology that uses a rotary hearth furnace to ...

L. Lehtinen

2005-01-01

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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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Agriculture: NIOSH Research Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Grants; Cooperative Agreements; NIOSH-Supported Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention; NIOSH-Supported Educational Resource Centers (ERC) Agricultural Training Programs; Sentinel Event Notification Syste...

1997-01-01

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RLIN Research Access Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing availability of computerized information sources and networking capabilities, along with the proliferation of microcomputers in faculty homes and offices, has led to increased demands for direct access to databases. The librarian's role as online search intermediary appears to be changing from performing searches directly to aiding users in doing their own searching. The Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN),

Barbara J. Via

1991-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Description of Measures Used for Project Evaluation. A Appendix A to Part...TRANSPORTATION MAJOR CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROJECTS Pt. 611, App. A Appendix A to Part 611âDescription of Measures Used for Project Evaluation. Project Justification...

2009-10-01

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Peer Observation Action Research Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper outlines the initial findings of an action research project that focuses on the possible contribution of peer observation to a more collaborative environment and teachers’ professional growth at The University High School. The research component played a significant part as previous attempts to change the culture at the school were unsuccessful and investigating the forces that prevent collaboration

Fred-Ole Sandt

2012-01-01

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Math Fact Strategies Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boso, Annie

2011-01-01

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Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Project Descriptions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Descriptions of 155 programs supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education are provided. In addition to a brief statement of the scope of each program, the project director, address, and phone number are identified. Topics addressed by the programs include: ensuring adequate math preparation for college work through…

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.

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Guidance for the Description of Animal Research in Scientific Publications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The publication of research articles involving animal studies is central to many disciplines in science and biomedicine. Effective descriptions in such publications enable researchers to interpret the data, evaluate and replicate findings, and move the sc...

2011-01-01

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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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Family Research Project Progress Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents an overview and progress report on the Family Research Project, started in 1974 to (1) study the relationship between family process and individual development of family members, especially children, (2) conceptualize and measure system level variables describing family structure and process, (3) develop microanalytic…

Bell, David C.; Bell, Linda G.

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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

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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

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Social Penetration: A Description, Research, and Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social penetration has been described by S.W. Littlejohn (1992) as "the process of increasing disclosure and intimacy in a relationship." The phrase "social penetration" originated with I. Altman and D. Taylor, the foremost researchers in this area. From other theories, Altman and Taylor developed a unified theory which provided a stable base from…

Allensworth, Nicole J.

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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

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Transmission and orbital constraints in space related programs: Project description  

Microsoft Academic Search

Future growth in commercial and military space systems is constrained by technical problems associated with the frequency spectrum, by orbital congestion, and by costs stemming from proliferated terminals. The authors outline an Air Force sponsored research project to design and develop a capability for predicting and analyzing the spectrum\\/orbital geometry requirements of current and projected U.S. and international space-related systems.

A. L. Hiebert; A. F. Brewer

1980-01-01

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Solar heating and cooling. Research and development: project summaries  

SciTech Connect

The Conservation and Solar Applications Solar Heating and Cooling Research and Development Program is described. The evolution of the R and D program is described and the present program is outlined. A series of project descriptions summarizes the research and development presently supported for further development of collectors, thermal energy storage and heat exchangers, heat pumps, solar cooling, controls, and systems. (MHR)

Not Available

1978-05-01

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Neuroinformatics Research for Vision Science: NRV project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NRV project (Neuroinformatics Research for Vision Science) is the first project in Japan started in 1999 under the Science and Technology Agency of Japan, aimed at building the foundation of neuroinformatics research. Because of the wealth of data on the visual system, the NRV project will use vision research to promote experimental, theoretical and technical research as a pilot

Shiro Usui

2003-01-01

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Fuel Cell Applied Research Project  

SciTech Connect

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

Lee Richardson

2006-09-15

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Production of knowledge revisited: The impact of academic spin-offs on public research performance in Europe (PROKNOW). Abbreviated description of the research project funded by the European Commission  

Microsoft Academic Search

Das Eu-geförderte Projekt Production of Knowledge Revisited: The Impact of Academic Spin-Offs on Public Research Performance in Europe (PROKNOW) analysiert Interaktionen zwischen öffentlichen Forschungseinrichtungen und deren akademischen Ausgründungen („Spin-offs“) und hat dabei die Folgen der unternehmerischen Aktivitäten auf das akademische Forschungssystem im Fokus. Auf der Grundlage von Ansätzen aus der Organisationssoziologie und der neueren Wissenschaftsforschung fragt das Projekt nach Gewinnen

2006-01-01

57

Neuroscience Project Management Office in Clinical Research Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Context: Clinical research is an interdisciplinary project which has been given a high priority by health organizations. Because of its complexity and importance, most of health system authorities have supported the using of project management knowledge and skills in performance of health and clinical researches. Evidence Acquisition: Establishing portfolio management within a project management office can help investigators with the

Hamid Reza Aghayan; Seyed Abdolreza Babamahmoudi; Parisa Goodarzi; Abas Norouzi-Javidan; Bagher Larijani; Babak Arjmand

2013-01-01

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Project leadership revisited: towards distributed leadership perspectives in project research  

Microsoft Academic Search

While project management research in general has become a rapidly expanding field during past decades, scientific inquiry into project leadership has not been a major issue. The extant literature on project leadership also does not make much use of the current developments in leadership research in general - not even those appearing as suitable, such as distributed leadership perspectives. The

Monica Lindgren; Johann Packendorff

2009-01-01

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Education as Development: A Description of the NBE Research Programme.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides an overview of the research program of the Swedish National Board of Education (NBE) since 1962. The following subjects are discussed: (1) budget; (2) duration of the various projects; (3) fields of research; (4) transmission of knowledge; (5) transition from management by command to management by objectives; (6) research in…

Otter, Annica, Ed.; Dahlberg, Ullabritt, Ed.

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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

61

Litter Study: A School Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCollum, Dannel

1976-01-01

62

Litter Study: A School Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCollum, Dannel

1976-01-01

63

Abridged Description Listing for Adult and Continuing Education Research Collection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication contains descriptions of 53 research collections in adult and continuing education housed at Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York) Collection strengths have been identified as the history of adult education as a profession, field, and practice; literacy; and civic education. Each collection is described, and the number of…

Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.

64

[Project database health services research Germany].  

PubMed

"Versorgungsforschung Deutschland" (Health Services Research Germany) is a database for health services research projects in Germany which is free, publicly accessible and still growing. The aim is to contribute to the transparency in this research field, to identify best practice models and to facilitate the exchange of research results. All researchers and all institutions which carry out health services research projects are requested to make projects directly known via this internet platform in order to promote the faster implementation of research results into practice. PMID:22193893

Grenz-Farenholtz, B; Schmidt, A; Zach, D; Verheyen, F; Pfaff, H

2011-12-22

65

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.

66

Residual Waste Management Research and Planning Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Residual Waste Management Research and Planning Projects Handbook contains selected abstracts of projects that are underway or have been completed, and publications that are available on the subject of residual wastes and their impact on ground and s...

M. L. Rucker A. K. Vitberg

1977-01-01

67

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

68

Modeling Research Project Risks with Fuzzy Maps  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors propose a risks evaluation model for research projects. The model is based on fuzzy inference. The knowledge base for fuzzy process is built with a causal and cognitive map of risks. The map was especially developed for research projects, taken into account their typical lifecycle. The model was applied to an e-testing research

Bodea, Constanta Nicoleta; Dascalu, Mariana Iuliana

2009-01-01

69

Arkansas Educational Research Stimulation Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the Arkansas Educational Research Stimulation project was to encourage educational research in higher education institutions in the State and to foster a high quality product. Activities of the project were initiatory seminars and workshops on educational and institutional research conducted at both the institutional and…

Chamberlin, Gary D.

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

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

SciTech Connect

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

NONE

1995-05-01

72

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

73

ATBC Study - Research Consortium Projects  

Cancer.gov

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

74

Project Change Evaluation Research Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Project Change is a community-driven anti-racism initiative operating in four communities: Albuquerque, New Mexico; El Paso, Texas; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Valdosta, Georgia. The formative evaluation of Project Change began in 1994 when all of the sites were still in planning or early action phases. Findings from the summative evaluation will…

Leiderman, Sally A.; Dupree, David M.

75

Research in physical medicine and rehabilitation. VI. Research project management.  

PubMed

This article on research project management is written primarily for the researcher who has started a project, has collected data on a few subjects and has now realized that the project is more involved than anticipated. Although discussion of the many different styles of management is beyond the scope of this article, it addresses some common problems faced by the researcher, including finding subjects, obtaining project approval from the institutional review board, identifying and training staff, establishing a work plan, pilot testing, recording data, identifying problems, using computer software for project management and budgeting. Specific examples and exercises are included. PMID:2590516

Findley, T W; Daum, M C; Macedo, J A

1989-12-01

76

HI STAR Student Astronomy Research Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

HI STAR program promotes pre-college students conducting authentic research. Projects entered in science fairs will be highlighted. Does research experience influence students to select STEM college majors?

Kadooka, M. M.; Armstrong, J. D.

2010-04-01

77

HI STAR Student Astronomy Research Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

HI STAR program promotes pre-college students conducting authentic research. Projects entered in science fairs will be highlighted. Does research experience influence students to select STEM college majors?

M. M. Kadooka; J. D. Armstrong

2010-01-01

78

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

79

Basic Project Management Methodologies for Survey Researchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To be effective, project management requires a heavy dependence on the document, list, and computational capability of a computerized environment. Now that microcomputers are readily available, only the rediscovery of classic project management methodology is required for improved resource allocation in small research projects. This paper provides…

Beach, Robert H.

80

Research on Evaluation System for Project Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on project success is an eternal issue in project management. It has very important meaning in current social and economical innovation in China. Establishment of reasonable evaluation system can not only deepen cognition of the partner, but also used as reference to the establishment of controlling system of the subsequent project. This paper established longitudinal and lateral evaluation system

Bin Yan; Jia Renfu; Wang Zhuofu

2008-01-01

81

International collaboration in SW engineering research projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many software engineering research projects are conducted within university computer science and computing departments or colleges. Every computer or computing department has its own experiences, successes or pitfalls in software engineering and software development teaching, which would be useful to share and discuss with the education community. In this paper we discuss the international software engineering research project experiences and

Youry Khmelevsky; Vasyliy Ustimenko; Gaétan Hains; Chris Kluka; Erol Ozan; Dmitry Syrotovsky

2011-01-01

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

Research on spatio-temporal ontology based on description logic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-11-01

84

Using Community-Based Research Projects To Teach Research Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a community-based research project that collaborated with the police department to survey female residents' attitudes toward the role of the police in handling domestic violence cases. Explains that this project provided students with the opportunity to directly experience the research process early in their undergraduate psychology…

Chapdelaine, Andrea; Chapman, Barbara L.

1999-01-01

85

48 CFR 12.202 - Market research and description of agency need.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Market research and description of agency...Items 12.202 Market research and description of agency need. (a) Market research (see 10.001) is...information technology using Internet Protocol, agencies...

2010-10-01

86

Modeling a description logic vocabulary for cancer research.  

PubMed

The National Cancer Institute has developed the NCI Thesaurus, a biomedical vocabulary for cancer research, covering terminology across a wide range of cancer research domains. A major design goal of the NCI Thesaurus is to facilitate translational research. We describe: the features of Ontylog, a description logic used to build NCI Thesaurus; our methodology for enhancing the terminology through collaboration between ontologists and domain experts, and for addressing certain real world challenges arising in modeling the Thesaurus; and finally, we describe the conversion of NCI Thesaurus from Ontylog into Web Ontology Language Lite. Ontylog has proven well suited for constructing big biomedical vocabularies. We have capitalized on the Ontylog constructs Kind and Role in the collaboration process described in this paper to facilitate communication between ontologists and domain experts. The artifacts and processes developed by NCI for collaboration may be useful in other biomedical terminology development efforts. PMID:15797001

Hartel, Frank W; de Coronado, Sherri; Dionne, Robert; Fragoso, Gilberto; Golbeck, Jennifer

2005-04-01

87

Research Projects Scheme in Distance Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guidebook is intended to help researchers apply for funds for research projects in distance education through the Distance Education Council of Indira Gandhi National Open University (India). The stated intent of this guidebook is to encourage system-based research; to promote in-depth studies to evaluation programs, their impact, and their…

Rausaria, R. R., Ed.; Bhushan, Bharat, Ed.; Lele, N. A., Ed.

88

Recent, Current, and Projected Research at Gallaudet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Directions, 1980

1980-01-01

89

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

90

SELECTED WATER DECONTAMINATION RESEARCH PROJECT  

EPA Science Inventory

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), through funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agency's Office of Research and Development (ORD), will host the first of three regional water sector stakeholder workshops March 15-17, 2005 at the Phoenix Marriot...

91

Tropical Rainforest Silviculture: A Research Project Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the results of a research project concerned with silviculture and management of tropical rainforest. Data from silvicultural treatment experiments were analyzed to examine the effects of logging and treatments on growth rates and yie...

T. J. Synnott

1981-01-01

92

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

93

Lewis' Educational & Research Collaborative Internship Project  

NASA Website

[Students Grades 12-Higher Education] [Available: Nationally] LERCIP provides students with introductory professional experiences to complement their academic programs and research interests under the guidance of a NASA mentor. The project provides ...

94

Directory of Researchers for Human Research and Development Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Directory of Researchers for Human Research and Development Projects lists individuals who perform and/or manage current people-related research and development for the Department of Defense. It is one of several documents produced at the Navy Personn...

1982-01-01

95

Assessment of the National Displaced Homemaker Program. Volume II. Overview of the 47 Displaced Homemaker Demonstration Projects: Project Descriptive Profiles.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report provides descriptive profiles of 47 community-based demonstration projects that provide direct employment and training services to displaced homemakers, who have been recognized by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, Title III, as ha...

D. Kogan L. Greenwood M. Rogers P. Jenny M. Vencill

1981-01-01

96

Family Connections Research & Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report discusses the outcomes of the Family Connections Research and Demonstration Project, a project funded by the Oregon Center for Mental Health Services to study the effectiveness of an intervention designed to address the major problems related to services initiation and continuance within the children's mental health system. The…

Koroloff, Nancy M.; Elliott, Debra J.; Koren, Paul E.; Friesen, Barbara J.

97

DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH PROJECTS  

EPA Science Inventory

Design and management of research projects is a complex task which varies widely with the people and circumstances involved. The paper attempts to distill the literature and the author's personal experience into the basic elements of project management. Thus it is subjective and ...

98

DEVELOPING NOVEL TECHNIQUES FOR DESCRIPTION LOGIC REASONING: A PROJECT ABSTRACT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Description Logics (DLs) are a family of class-based knowledge representation formalisms characterised by the use of various constructors to build complex classes from simpler ones, and by an emphasis on the provision of sound, complete and (empirically) tractable reasoning services. They have a range of applications, but are most widely known as the basis for ontology languages such as OWL.

Uwe Keller; Stijn Heymans

99

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

100

The Princess of Acadia GPS Project: Description and scientific challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the Princess of Acadia Project and overviews its scientific goals and challenges. The Princess of Acadia Project can be summarized as follows. A GPS rover receiver is on-board the ferry The Princess of Acadia. GPS reference stations are located on both sides of the Bay of Fundy, in Saint John, N.B., and in Digby, N.S. The base

Marcelo Santos; Dave Wells; Karen Cove; Sunil Bisnath

2004-01-01

101

Getting in, getting on and getting out: reflections on a qualitative research project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to provide a behind-the-scenes view of how a qualitative research project was conducted. It is therefore a paper about the process of qualitative research from the point of view of a researcher, rather than a qualitative research paper about an organization. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Its approach is both theoretical and reflective rather than a description or

Helen Irvine; Michael Gaffikin

2006-01-01

102

Cross-disciplinary, authentic student research projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

A. Heck; P. Uylings; E. K?dzierska; T. Ellermeijer

2010-01-01

103

An O-"fish"-ial Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 celebratory fish-tasting party. Best of all, students not only learn about habitats, ecosystems, and food chains, but also incorporate the science-process skills of observing, classifying, communicating, inferring, predicting, and measuring into this inviting "menu" of learning!

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

2009-01-01

104

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

105

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

106

Defining Intangible IS Project Products Using PRINCE2 Product Descriptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Achievement of strategic organisational objectives is dependent on the development and management of an organisation's tangibles and intangibles, with an increasing need for the improved management of intangibles. Therefore it can also be expected that there will be an increasing reliance on projects to deliver a combination of tangible and intangible outcomes (e.g. relationships, leadership, learning, leadership, culture\\/values, reputation and

Kersti Nogeste

2005-01-01

107

Project Description The Effects of Improving Caregiving on Early Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This project has implemented two interventions in an orphanage for children, both typically developing and with disabilities, birth to 4 years in St. Petersburg, Russia: 1) Training to promote more warm, sensitive, responsive caregiving, and 2) structural changes to promote positive relationships between children and caregivers, predominantly to increase the consistency of fewer caregivers in the lives of the

Christina J. Groark; Robert B. McCall; Rifkat Muhamedrahimov

108

A project planning and monitoring system for research projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper discusses a project planning and monitoring system evolved and used at the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad since 1988. The system is called the Objective-Based Dynamic Planning and Monitoring System (OBDPM). It is shown that OBDPM is essentially a blend of three separate concepts, namely, configuration management, reduction in formal control and portfolio management.

Hina Gokhale; ML Bhatia

1997-01-01

109

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.

110

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

111

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...

112

Mod II Automotive Stirling Engine design description and performance projections  

SciTech Connect

The Mod II Stirling engine represents the culmination of activity in the Automotive Stirling Engine (ASE) development program. Incorporating technologies developed throughout the program, the Mod II is a kinematic, single-crankshaft, four-cycle Stirling V engine with an annular regenerator and cooler surrounding each double-acting piston. Its design is based on a unified, one-piece, cast-iron block incorporating crankcase, gas ducts, control lines, and waterjackets. The Mod II also embodies a new piston design, dependent balance scheme, and roller bearings in the crankshaft/connecting rod system. The Mod II engine is projected to meet ASE program goals of a 30% improvement in fuel consumption compared to the spark-ignition, internal combustion (IC) engine; 1985 emission standards established by the EPA; the ability to be packaged in a current automobile; and a cost competitive with current gasoline and diesel engines.

Richey, A.E.

1986-01-01

113

In support of descriptive studies; relevance to translational research  

PubMed Central

The contemporary scientific establishment equates hypothesis testing to good science. This stance bypasses the preliminary need to identify a worthwhile hypothesis through rigorous observation of natural processes. If alleviation of human suffering is claimed as the goal of a scientific undertaking, it would be unfair to test a hypothesis whose relevance to human disease has not been satisfactorily proven. Here, we argue that descriptive investigations based on direct human observation should be highly valued and regarded essential for the selection of worthwhile hypotheses while the pursuit of costly scientific investigations without such evidence is a desecration of the cause upon which biomedical research is grounded. There are good things so in the tide pools and interesting thoughts to be generated from the seeing. Every new eye applied to the peephole which looks out at the world may fish in some new beauty and some new pattern, and the world of the human mind must be enriched by such fishing. John Steinbeck – Foreword to the Third Edition of Ed Ricketts' "Tides".

Marincola, Francesco M

2007-01-01

114

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

115

Research and Development Projects. Fiscal 1986.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents the research and development projects of NEDO in FY1986. The basic and detailed designs of NEDOL pilot plant for bituminous coal liquefaction will be started. The pilot plant for brown coal liquefaction will be constructed and operated...

1986-01-01

116

Research Project on Advocacy and Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents the findings of a qualitative research project about the difficulties in accessing advocacy faced by adults labelled as having autism and Asperger's Syndrome in the Northwest of England. It is also an example of partnership working between three organisations. The article examines both the process of team-led (emancipatory)…

Townson, Louise; Macauley, Sue; Harkness, Elizabeth; Docherty, Andy; Dias, John; Eardley, Malcolm; Chapman, Rohhss

2007-01-01

117

Transnational Digital Government Research: Project Highlights  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transnational digital government relies on collabor ative government processes that use information technology to address problems of regional or global nature. The broad co ntext of the research done in this project is the ongoing proces s of transnational counter-narcotics cooperation among a ll Western Hemisphere governments whose goal is to reduce illi cit drug production, traffic and consumption. The

José A. B. Fortes

2004-01-01

118

Transnational digital government research project highlights  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transnational digital government relies on collaborative government processes that use information technology to address problems of regional or global nature. The broad context of the research done in this project is the ongoing process of transnational counter-narcotics cooperation among all Western Hemisphere governments whose goal is to reduce illicit drug production, traffic and consumption. The process is coordinated by CICAD

José A. B. Fortes

2005-01-01

119

Enhancing Engineering Education through Undergraduate Research Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the University of the Philippines, Diliman requires its undergraduate students to take a course where they will do an undergraduate research project. This paper presents the history of the course, the way the course is handled, and how the course can enhance engineering education. The objective of the course is for the

Joel Reyes Noche

2001-01-01

120

A Review of the Linguistic Research on Definite Descriptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present in this paper a review on the linguistic literature on the types of uses of definite descriptions (noun phrases with the definite a rticle the). Definite descriptions have been studied extensively by linguists, ph ilosophers, p sychologists, and computational li nguists. The theories discussed in this paper help u s to und erstand the problem of interpreting definite

Renata Vieira

1998-01-01

121

Research on product formal design based on style description  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a style description method for product form design. Designers, as designated `form-givers', are expected to understand the essence of formal styles and the skill how to give sensitive, intentional style to the artifacts they design. Firstly, this paper investigates the essence of formal style, including its definition, function, structure and components. Secondly, a style description method for

Kai Wang

2009-01-01

122

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…

Darrow, Edward E., Ed.

123

Story Telling in Action Research Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper sets out the two multi-methodologies applied in Action Research form in projects specifically in Malta, Bangladesh,\\u000a Lebanon and Slovenia, and the manner in which the first steps of adapted Multiview and Imagine\\/SPSA methodologies were applied.\\u000a This chapter attempts to answer the question: could multi-methodologies like Multiview and Imagine yield substantial, and\\u000a appropriate benefits for local people and could

Simon Bell; Trevor Wood-Harper

124

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-01-01

125

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2009-01-01

126

Photographs: Written Historical and Descriptive Data. Historic American Engineering Record Boise Project, Boise Project Office.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Boise Project Office is significant as an early Reclamation Service (predecessor agency to the Bureau of Reclamation) office building associated with the beginnings of the Boise Irrigation Project. The building is particularly significant because it i...

1990-01-01

127

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

128

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

PubMed Central

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

2011-01-01

129

Energy Research Information System (ERIS) projects report, volume 4, number 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

An inventory of the energy related programs and research activities from 1974 to the present in the states of Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming is presented. Areas of research include: coal, petroleum, oil shales, fission fuels, synthetic fuels, hydro-energy, renewable energy, resources, energy policy, reclamation, socioeconomic impacts, environmental impacts, and land use. Each project description lists title,

C. A. Boyd; J. Jelinek

1979-01-01

130

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

131

Multidisciplinary Research Projects for Engineering Students - Part II  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary goal of this paper is to provide resources and some ideas for undergraduate research projects and class projects suitable for mathematics, science, and engineering students. We also include a brief discussion of benefits of research projects to Engineering undergraduate education and attempt to identify the properties of research projects that are suitable for undergraduate students.

R. Munasinghe

2008-01-01

132

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

133

[Fate of the results of research projects].  

PubMed

Once completed, the results of a research project must be made known to the scientific community. This is usually achieved by presentations at scientific meetings or by publishing the results in a journal of the specialty. The purpose is not only to make public these findings, but that they can be used to solve problems, immediately or in the long-term, or to serve as the basis for future research. However, several studies have found that less than 50% of the communications to congresses are published. One of the main reasons is that publications in high impact journals can not be easily attained since most of them are not of open access. For this reason, it is convenient to resort to free-access journals listed in prestigious international indexes. The Council for Scientific Development at the University of Zulia financially supports a number of scientific journals that meet these criteria. If the research was the result of a PhD, Master or Specialty thesis or the project for a promotion in an academic institution, the end result should be also their publication; but commonly, these are even less published than communications to scientific meetings. At the University of Zulia, Serbiluz has made a major effort to collect all this material and make it available to serve the scientific community. It is necessary to mention that the institution that supports financially a research project has the right to demand its publication, to benefit the greatest number of people and as a mean to compensate the economic support with scientific knowledge. PMID:22978044

Ryder, Elena

2012-06-01

134

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

136

Development of reservoir descriptions to aid in design of EOR projects  

SciTech Connect

A technique was developed to obtain reservoir descriptions to aid in the design of EOR projects. This technique incorporates the reservoir performance during primary and secondary processes and the geological, petrophysical, and pressure-transient data. The application of this technique is illustrated for a San Andres formation reservoir.

Chopra, A.K.; Stein, M.H.; Ader, J.C.

1989-05-01

137

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

138

An Argument for Descriptive Detail in Reading Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the potential consequences of conducting research in which the sample truly represents only a fragment of some theoretical population. Argues that most field-based reading research violates the assumption of representativeness and that this violation can result in severe misrepresentations of research results. (FL)

Readence, John E.; And Others

1983-01-01

139

A descriptive framework for research in group decision support systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Develops a multidimensional taxonomy which outlines critical research directions for group decision support systems research. This taxonomy, and accompanying criteria, are then used to classify 24 GDSS articles found in major MIS journals. Implications for research are then developed from the classification

R. P. Cerveny; G. L. Sanders; C. H. Wang

1991-01-01

140

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

141

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

142

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

143

1981-1985 Research and Development Program Plan: Program Descriptions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This program plan is one of three planning documents published annually by the Electric Power Research Institute. The 40 programs described are organized in accordance with the Institute's technical divisions: Coal Combustion Systems, Nuclear Power, Elect...

1981-01-01

144

Research report: a grounded theory description of pastoral counseling.  

PubMed

Historically, clerical paradigms of ordained ministry have defined pastoral counseling. However, these fail to describe pastoral counselors in the complex social, theological and medical contexts in which they now work. This study asks the question: How do pastoral counselors in clinical practice describe what is uniquely "pastoral" about the counseling they offer clients? Grounded theory was used to propose a preliminary description and an intermediate theory of how pastoral counselors interpret "pastoral." Eighty-five pastoral counselors were selected for the study over a four year period using criteria to assure maximum variation. Interviews and pastoral identity statements were collected and coded, and theoretical models were organized using NVIVO, a computer assisted qualitative design and analysis software (CAQDAS) package. Results suggest that pastoral counselors share some common ideas regarding "pastoral identity" and clinical practice. How pastoral counselors interpret "pastoral" is highly context sensitive and varies widely. PMID:22452141

Townsend, Loren L

145

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

146

Transmission and orbital constraints in space-related programs \\/project description  

Microsoft Academic Search

An Air Force-sponsored research project for the design and development of a space system spectrum\\/orbital geometry requirement prediction capability is described. The two major components of the project are (1) a comprehensive space environment data base, and (2) a computer analysis program; in combination, these will allow the evaluation of engineering and architectural designs, the identification and analysis of both

A. L. Hiebert; A. F. Brewer

1980-01-01

147

Advanced Research Projects Agency counterdrug program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 DoD and civilian law enforcement agencies, consistent with the DoD mission and the supply reduction goals of the National Drug Control Strategy. The objective of this paper is to summarize the current ARPA Counterdrug Program, with special emphasis on the current efforts and future plans for developing technology to meet the National needs for Non-Intrusive Inspection.

Pennella, John J.

1994-03-01

148

Fundamental Fluidization Research Project. Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1994-01-01

149

A Theoretical Research Project for Undergraduates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a theoretical physics research problem suitable for senior undergraduates in which we generalize the orbit under a central force deviating slightly from a circular orbit and calculate the force which produces such an orbit with arbitrarily large deviations. Several aspects of the solution are presented and analyzed, including one form of the orbit ( r(?) = Rc ( 1 + ? sin n ? )), the role of the initial conditions and the other form (``\\cos n ?'') of the orbit, the interpretation of the parameters, the effective potential, and three limiting cases related to well known results. The benefits of this project, which is useful as an old fashioned pencil-and-paper excercise or as an introduction to problem solving with symbolic software, are also discussed.

Gallant, Joseph

1997-10-01

150

Exploratory shaft, Phase 1 Project LB-314: Title 2 design report, System design description  

SciTech Connect

This two-volume report is submitted as part of the Exploratory Shaft -- Phase I, design work effort. Volume I contains a description of the structures, systems, and components that constitute the project; background information and a criteria summary are also included, as are sections on hazards, quality assurance, interfaces, and specifications. Volume II does not reflect the most current drawings associated with project design. These drawings have been revised during construction and therefore should be used only to supplement Volume I. The most current drawings are released by Data Management under the Engineering Order System.

Not Available

1983-06-01

151

Exploratory Shaft, Phase 1: Project B-314, Title 2 design report, system design description  

SciTech Connect

This two-volume report is submitted as part of the Exploratory Shaft -- Phase 1, design work effort. Volume 1 contains a description of the structures, systems, and components that constitute the project; background information and a criteria summary are also included, as are sections on hazards, quality assurance, interfaces, and specifications. Volume 2 does not reflect the most current drawings associated with project design. These drawings have been revised during construction and therefore should be used only to supplement Volume 1. The most current drawings are released by Data Management under the Engineering Order System.

Not Available

1984-06-21

152

Innovative Training Practices: Practitioner Research as Staff Development. The Story of a Practitioner Research Project. Final Project Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on nine research projects conducted by 12 adult literacy practitioners with Literacy South in North Carolina in 1993. The focus of the project was to engage literacy practitioners in self-directed research that generated staff training and development. This report is a chronological account of the research projects with a…

Pates, Andrew; Fingeret, Hanna A.

153

ESTUARY PROCESS RESEARCH PROJECT LINKING HYDRODYNAMICS, SEDIMENTS AND BIOLOGY (ESTPROC)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses a major research project on estuarine processes within the DEFRA\\/EA R&D framework of Fluvial, Estuarine and Coastal Processes. The EstProc project brings together a multi- disciplinary team to undertake innovative research on estuarine hydrodynamics, sediments and biology and their interactions. The 3 year research project is being undertaken by a project team comprising 11 partners drawn from

RICHARD WHITEHOUSE

154

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

155

Public Services Study Report. One of a Series of Self-Studies and Research Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One in a series of reports on public service studies by academic libraries that are being administered by the Office of Management Studies (OMS) of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), this report on the self study of the Michigan State University Libraries includes a brief description of the overall project and an executive summary of…

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.

156

Public Services Study Report. One of a Series of Self-Studies and Research Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One in a series of reports on public service studies by academic libraries that are being administered by the Office of Management Studies (OMS) of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), this report on the self study of the Michigan State University Libraries includes a brief description of the overall project and an executive summary of the…

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.

157

The Nyanza Project: Interdisciplinary Research Training In Tropical Lakes  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

158

Results of SEI Independent Research and Development Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Each year, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) undertakes several independent research and development (IRAD) projects. These projects serve to (1) support feasibility studies investigating whether further work by the SEI would be of potential benefi...

B. Anderson C. J. Alberts L. Bass M. Bass P. Boxer

2007-01-01

159

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

160

Active Projects Report. Research and Demonstrations in Health Care Financing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 2003 edition of the Active Projects Report provides basic information on CMS research, demonstration and evaluation projects active from January 1 through December 31, 2002. It is organized by theme: Theme 1: Monitoring and Evaluating CMS Programs; Th...

2003-01-01

161

Idaho National Laboratory Ten-Year Site Plan Project Description Document  

SciTech Connect

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

Not Listed

2012-03-01

162

Student Investigations of Ozone: An NSF Undergraduate Research Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This presentation describes an ongoing collaboration among minority institutions to stimulate student interest in geoscience and atmospheric science related careers with investigations of tropospheric and stratospheric ozone using sounding balloon platforms. The institutions, University of Houston-Downtown, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York and South Carolina State University are partners in a NSF Geoscience Diversity award. These collaborative efforts have included curriculum integration, individual and joint observational activities as well as dedicated workshops in Paradox, New York and Houston, Texas. The efforts have been enhanced by research partners at the University of Houston, University of Rhode Island, Valparaiso University and the New York City National Weather Service. We will present a description of the student-based projects, student perceptions (pre and post workshop) and include pathways that will enable undergraduate students representing minority and underserved populations to persue graduate studies in the geosciences. The project is supported by NSF GEO 0703585. Additional support has been provided by the New York Space Grant Consortium.

Morris, P. A.; Austin, S.; Johnson, L.; Walter, D.

2008-12-01

163

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

164

Research Projects, Technical Reports and Publications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 wi...

J. Oliger

1996-01-01

165

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

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

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

169

Linguistic analysis of project ownership for undergraduate research experiences.  

PubMed

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. PMID:23222833

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

2012-01-01

170

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

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Ground-water-quality assessment of the Delmarva Peninsula, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia; 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 National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program is designed to acquire and interpret information about a wide range of water quality issues. Three groundwater pilot projects have been started, including the project on the Delmarva Peninsula, which covers eastern Maryland and Virginia and most of Delaware. The objectives of the Delmarva project are to: (1) investigate regional groundwater quality on the Delmarva Peninsula, emphasizing a description of the occurrence of trace elements and manmade organic compounds; (2) relate groundwater quality to land use and geohydrologic conditions; and (3) provide a general description of the location, nature, and possible causes of selected water quality problems prevalent in the study area. The shallow aquifer system and the deeper aquifers used for public water supply will be addressed. The shallow aquifer system in the Delmarva Peninsula consists of permeable unconsolidated sand and gravel. Flow systems are localized and small-scale. Farming is common on the peninsula, and the migration of agricultural chemicals to the groundwater system is a local water quality concern. To assess the water quality of the groundwater resources, a regional survey for a wide range of constituents will be conducted in all of the pilot projects to provide a representative sample of groundwater analyses for a national assessment of groundwater quality. Results of this survey may be used as a baseline to monitor future water quality trends. (Lantz-PTT)

Bachman, L. J.; Shedlock, R. J.; Phillips, P. J.

1987-01-01

172

A Citizens' Research Project in Appalachia, U.S.A.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the community-based research project of the Regional Land Ownership Task Force in West Virginia: training of citizen researchers, dissemination of findings, community education, and strategy for radical social change. (SK)

Gaventa, John; Horton, Billy D.

1981-01-01

173

Chemical Research Projects Office Functions, Accomplishments, and Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose, technical accomplishments, and related activities of the Chemical Research Project Group are outlined. Data cover efforts made to: (1) identify chemical research and technology required for solutions to problems of national urgency, synchrono...

D. A. Kourtides J. A. Parker

1972-01-01

174

Time-Cost Tradeoffs in Uncertain Empirical Research Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper explores the relationship between research project cost and expected time to completion under various scheduling strategies; it assumes that many potential technical approaches to the research problem can be identified; and that each approach h...

F. M. Scherer

1966-01-01

175

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR JOB CORPS PROGRAM UNDER TITLE IV-B OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Experimental, Research...research, and demonstration projects. (a) The Job Corps Director, at his or her...

2012-04-01

176

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...

177

Grid-Enabling the Global Geodynamics Project: Automatic RDF Extraction from the ESML Data Description and Representation via GRDDL  

Microsoft Academic Search

An eXtensible Markup Language (XML) based data model for the Global Geodynamics Project (GGP) has been previously developed. Mindful of the need to incorporate metadata into the description and representation, a Resource Description Framework (RDF) based approach is introduced that extends the previous data model. Specifically, use of RDF allows relationships to be described and represented, and will eventually result

L. Ian Lumb; Keith D. Aldridge

2006-01-01

178

Inventory of Federal energy-related environment and safety research for FY 1979. Volume 2: Project listings and indexes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1980-12-01

179

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

180

Summer Aerospace Workforce Development Research Internship Project  

NASA Website

[Students Higher Education] [Available: Nationally] SAWDRIP is a 10-week, summer internship in which students are placed in state-of-the-art projects with aerospace companies to provide skills marketable to both NASA and aerospace companies that ...

181

Research and Teaching: The Visionlearning Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Carpi, Anthony; Mikhailova, Yana

2003-09-01

182

Evaluation in Adult Literacy Research. Project ALERT. Phase II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains an evaluation handbook for adult literacy programs and feedback from/regarding the evaluation instruments developed during the project titled Adult Literacy and Evaluation Research Team (also known as Project ALERT), a two-phase project initiated by the Detroit Literacy Coalition (DLC) for the purpose of developing and…

Ntiri, Daphne Williams, Ed.

183

What Can Students Learn from Final Year Research Projects?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Final year research projects are a feature of most biosciences undergraduate courses. However, in a climate of increasing student numbers there is growing interest in providing alternatives to such resource-intensive projects. This interest raises some key questions. In particular, what do students learn from traditional final year projects and…

Ryder, Jim

2004-01-01

184

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

185

Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars Project  

NASA Website

[Educators Grades Pre-K-Higher Education & Students Higher Education] [Available: Nationally] Participants spend 10 weeks conducting state-of-the-art research with other students from across the nation. They work with NASA researchers exploring an ...

186

All India Coordinated Research Project on Sheep Breeding.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The All India Coordinated Research Project was launched with a view to undertake research on augmenting wool and mutton production. The main objectives of this project are: Evolving new fine wool breed of sheep suitable for different agro-climatic conditi...

1982-01-01

187

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 2, Fall 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of the graduate teacher licensure program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, candidates are required to complete an action research project during a course that coincides with the student teaching experience. The syllabus for the course, "Education 590 Culminating Experience," is included, followed by action research projects

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

188

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

189

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

190

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

191

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

192

An Intelligent Management System for Evaluating Science Research Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proposed in this paper is an intelligent management system for evaluating science research projects based on fuzzy neural networks with genetic algorithms. This system was planned, designed and tested em- ploying theories and approaches of software engineering. This system was then applied to evaluate science research projects of the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. The

Zhi-Yu Chen; Shi-Quan Chen; Jin-Pei Wu

2005-01-01

193

ASPER Research and Evaluation Projects 1970-79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This inventory of research and evaluation projects completed during calendar years 1970-1979 for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Education, and Research (ASPER) of the Department of Labor contains summaries of projects on economic, social, and policy background; the labor market; the nature and impact of Department of Labor…

1980

194

Nanoimprint activities in Austria in the research project cluster NILaustria  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NILaustria research project cluster consists of 8 individual research projects and aims to improve nanoimprint lithography in an application driven approach. The cluster is presented as well as highlights from the projects, e.g. the replication of 12.5nm half pitch features using working stamp copies, topics from organic electronics, metamaterials and SiGe technology. An outlook on the new activities is given.

Mühlberger, Michael; Fachberger, Hannes; Bergmair, Iris; Rohn, Michael; Dittert, Bernd; Schöftner, Rainer; Rothländer, Thomas; Nees, Dieter; Palfinger, Ursula; Haase, Anja; Fian, Alexander; Knapp, Martin; Preininger, Claudia; Kreindl, Gerald; Kast, Michael; Fromherz, Thomas

2012-02-01

195

Cooperative research projects between the Spanish National Research Council and Latin-American institutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research projects in cooperation between Spanish National Research Council and Latin-American Organizations, that have been developed in the last eight years, were studied. Around forty Spanish research institutes have cooperated with Latin-American ones, mostly with Cuba, Chile, Brazil and Mexico. The interpretation of the collaboration rates with the different countries is discussed. Duration of the projects, number of researchers and

M. T. Fernández; A. Agis; A. Martín; A. Cabrero; I. Gómez

1992-01-01

196

Knowledge-Based Approach in Research Projects and Programs Evaluation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, a result based approach for evaluating research projects and programs is proposed. A results-based approach assures a consistent indicators structure, according to the results chains and a strong connection between ex-ante and ex-post impact evaluation. This approach assures the integration of the research project performance indicators, especially with the research organization policies and strategy. The paper presents the evaluation process of the research projects of the Academy of Economic Studies, based on performance indicators aligned with the results chains and using data mining techniques.

Bodea, Constanta-Nicoleta; Ciobotar, Narcisa; Bodea, Vasile

197

SOLERAS - University Research Project. Progress report 2  

SciTech Connect

Progress to date on each of the research efforts in direct solar energy applications at public and private institutions of higher education and research in the United States is addressed. Some research topics covered include: concentrating optics for PV conversion; wind power; solar ponds; photosynthesis; amorphous silicon alloys; passive cooling; crystal growth of gallium arsenides; and solar insolation. The period of work covered by these reports is June 1984 through February 1985.

Not Available

1985-03-01

198

Library Programs. Strengthening Research Library Resources Program. HEA Title II-C. Abstracts of Funded Projects 1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 32 funded programs described in this report involve bibliographic control, collection development, and preservation of library materials at research libraries, and are designed to make rare materials accessible through bibliographic control and networking. The description of each funded project includes the institution conducting the research

Sutherland, Louise V., Comp.; Owens, Janice E., Comp.

199

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.

200

Control research in windpower project 506259 utilization  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Eskil Ulen

1989-01-01

201

The Sunflower Cardiopulmonary Research Project of Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Greene, Leon

202

The Sunflower Cardiopulmonary Research Project of Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Greene, Leon

203

7 CFR 985.31 - Research and development proj-ects.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Research and development proj-ects. 985.31...Research § 985.31 Research and development proj-ects. The...production research, marketing research and development projects designed...

2013-01-01

204

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH MANPOWER--PROJECTED NEEDS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE AUTHOR STATES FOUR MAJOR PROBLEMS THAT PLAGUE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH--ISOLATION FROM THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, PRESSURES FROM SCHOOLS, CHRONIC SHORTAGE OF SCHOOL PRACTITIONERS, AND THE POOR QUALITY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS IN EDUCATION. FOUR POLICY IMPLICATIONS RESULT FROM THE FAILURE OF THE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FIELD TO RECRUIT ENOUGH…

SIEBER, SAM D.

205

Using Group Research Projects to Stimulate Undergraduate Astronomy Major Learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-05-01

206

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

In April 1986, the U.S. Geological Survey began the National Water Quality Assessment program to: (1) provide a nationally consistent description of the current status of water quality, (2) define water quality trends that have occurred over recent decades, and (3) relate past and present water quality conditions to relevant natural features, the history of land and water use, and land management and waste management practices. At present (1987), The National Water Quality Assessment program is in a pilot studies phase, in which assessment concepts and approaches are being tested and modified to prepare for possible full implementation of the program. Seven pilot projects (four surface water projects and three groundwater projects) have been started. The Yakima River basin in Washington is one of the pilot surface water project areas. The Yakima River basin drains in area of 6,155 sq mi and contains about 1,900 river mi of perennial streams. Major land use activities include growing and harvesting timber, dryland pasture grazing, intense farming and irrigated agriculture, and urbanization. Water quality issues that result from these land uses include potentially large concentrations of suspended sediment, bacteria, nutrients, pesticides, and trace elements that may affect water used for human consumption, fish propagation and passage, contact recreation, livestock watering, and irrigation. Data will be collected in a nine year cycle. The first three years of the cycle will be a period of concentrated data acquisition and interpretation. For the next six years, sample collection will be done at a much lower level of intensity to document the occurrence of any gross changes in water quality. This nine year cycle would then be repeated. Three types of sampling activities will be used for data acquisition: fixed location station sampling, synoptic sampling, and intensive reach studies. (Lantz-PTT)

McKenzie, S. W.; Rinella, J. F.

1987-01-01

207

European fuel cell research and development projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The state of fuel cell systems technology in Europe is reviewed. The major developments in alkaline fuel cell systems research are outlined. Present research efforts in the field of alkaline fuel cell systems are listed, including the development of a 7\\/20 kW H-O fuel cell power plant with nonnoble metal catalysts and a 5-60 H2-air fuel cell power plant, plans

Karl Kordesch; Josef Gsellmann; Petr Kalal; Jilio C. T. Oliveira; Karl-Heinz Steininger

1988-01-01

208

THE AWIBENGKOK, INDONESIA, GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH PROJECT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Geothermal Technology has obtained, from Unocal Geothermal Indonesia, 1.1 km of continuous core from a 1995 research corehole, Awi 1-2, drilled into the large, high-temperature, Awibengkok geothermal system in West Java. The core will be the nucleus of a collaborative research effort designed to expand our knowledge of composite volcanic-hosted (\\

Jeffrey B. HulenI; Timothy D. Anderson

209

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OLIVES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Research...consumption or efficient production of California olives. Such projects may provide...consumption or efficient production of California olives. Such projects may...

2013-01-01

210

Speaking up about Advocacy: Findings from a Partnership Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes a partnership research project carried out by a research team consisting of people with learning disabilities and people without learning disabilities. The research explored people's understandings of advocacy and identified gaps in advocacy provision for people with learning disabilities and their families. Four focus…

Chapman, Melanie; Bannister, Susan; Davies, Julie; Fleming, Simon; Graham, Claire; Mcmaster, Andrea; Seddon, Angela; Wheldon, Anita; Whittell, Bridget

2012-01-01

211

Speaking up about Advocacy: Findings from a Partnership Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a partnership research project carried out by a research team consisting of people with learning disabilities and people without learning disabilities. The research explored people's understandings of advocacy and identified gaps in advocacy provision for people with learning disabilities and their families. Four focus…

Chapman, Melanie; Bannister, Susan; Davies, Julie; Fleming, Simon; Graham, Claire; Mcmaster, Andrea; Seddon, Angela; Wheldon, Anita; Whittell, Bridget

2012-01-01

212

30 CFR 402.10 - Research-project applications.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... WATER-RESOURCES RESEARCH PROGRAM AND THE WATER-RESOURCES...Procedures § 402.10 Research-project applications...for high-priority subjects of a basic nature...the Water-Resources Research Program announcements...more than one typed, single-spaced page...

2013-07-01

213

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

214

Core Description, Stratigraphic Correlation, and Mapping: A capstone project for an undergraduate course in Sedimentary Geology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project is intended as a long-term (3 weeks1 month) lab exercise near the end of a combined Stratigraphy/Sedimentology course. The project utilizes real world data provided by CONSOL Energy of Pittsburgh, PA, and the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey. This project has been assigned once and is being revised. Instructions have been left somewhat vague in an attempt to force students into discovering some of the more mechanical details of this process themselves. By the latter third of the course, students have described sedimentary rocks in detail and have constructed vertical sections of rock at several outcrops around campus. The course is moving from Sedimentology/Petrology into Stratigraphy. This project is designed to illustrate the basic principles of lithostratigraphy, which are covered concurrently in the lecture portion of the class. The project 'unfurls' over several weeks. If students are provided with the entire project at one time they generally get overwhelmed, so the project is presented piecemeal, allowing the students to expand the project as they complete one section. Step 1: Core description 40 feet of core from the Conemaugh Group of southwestern Pennsylvania is made available to the students. They must describe the core, define lithologic units, identify specific sedimentary structures, and construct a stratigraphic column. (Students struggle with detail versus efficiency of completion, given one full lab period (3 hours) and a week to complete the assignment, many students will get lost in the detail) The goal is to build familiarity with the type of data available to geologists as they go about constructing maps for resource estimates. Additionally, the lithologies present in this core will be similar to those described in the geologist and drilling logs necessary to complete the next step. Each step is evaluated independently in this step concern is primarily with identification of basic lithologies (coal, sandstone, shale, limestone). Step 2: construction of strip logs for 25 core holes in northern West Virginia. Students are provided with a location map, logs for 25 holes, and elevation data. They must construct strip logs suitable for correlation, deciding upon scale and detail of presentation. Students are provided with a CD including the location map and a .pdf for each drill record. The logs vary between the simplicity of driller data (60' of "blue" shale) and the detail of geologist descriptions, students must balance the detail and simplicity. Additionally, students were faced with "long" logs (i.e. greater than 500') and "short" logs (i.e. less than 100'). This turned out to be extremely difficult, some students got very lost, producing long detailed logs that left them without much time for the last two steps. Students are again provided with a week to construct the strip logs, including the lab time for the week. Strip logs are evaluated for detail, accuracy, and utility (in many cases too much detail can be as confusing as too little). Step 3: construction of stratigraphic cross sections. The first time this project was assigned, there was little guidance provided to students beyond "choosing logs that covered the largest stratigraphic interval." This exceeded the grasp of most students so additional guidance will be provided in the next iteration of this project. A generalized stratigraphic column illustrating the basic characteristics of the Monongahela and Conemaugh groups will be provided to assist students with recognition of the basic formations. Students will be required to construct a stratigraphic cross section through selected wells on the west side of the project area. This cross section will demonstrate the use of marker beds and the lateral continuity of stratigraphic units. The second cross section will run east-west onto the western flank of the Chestnut Ridge anticline. The datum for this cross section will be surface elevation. This cross section will illustrate the problems of stratigraphic correlation when combined with geological structures. The rock becomes consistently older as one proceeds towards the axis of the anticline. The prominent red beds and the absence of coals, in the eastern portion of the map area indicate the presence of the Chestnut Ridge Anticline. Evaluation of the cross sections will be based upon the accuracy of the correlations. Students are allowed a week to produce cross sections (including lab). The stratigraphic cross section should accurately delineate the Redstone, Pittsburgh, and Sewickley coals. These occur in sequence and are fairly easy to identify. Successful completion of the east-west cross section will require identification of the approximate stratigraphic position of the Monongahela-Conemaugh contact. Step 4: construction of isopach maps. Students are then required to identify specific coal and sandstone units within their cross sections, correlate those across the map region and construct isopach maps of those units. This requires that the students now extend what they have learned from the previous three weeks, extend those correlations to the core holes not included in the basic stratigraphic analysis. The thickness of the coal and sandstone should be identified and isopach maps constructed. The first iteration of this project produced problems similar to those encountered in step 3. Better guidance and evaluation of the cross sections and allowing students less input on the choice of stratigraphic units to isopach should reduce the confusion. Step 5: (optional) Interpretation and report writing : the first iteration of this project was running concurrently with a term paper. Instead of two separate projects, an interpretive report will be required. This is still in the planning stage and has not been assigned to students.

Matchen, David L.

215

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.

216

National Research Laboratory Generic Project Quality Assurance Plan for research and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 the requirements of the Funding Agency's Quality Assurance Specification and the National Research Laboratory's QA Program for the projects that require a formal

E. E. Bain; R. L. Hinckley

1986-01-01

217

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…

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

218

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

219

Pasadena City College SIGI Project Research Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The research design is presented for an evaluation of a computer based career guidance program, SIGI (System of Interactive Guidance and Information), designed by Educational Testing Service to assist community college students in improving their ability to make career decisions. The plan described is for the Pasadena City College field test--a…

Risser, John J.; Tulley, John E.

220

Women in Grains Research Project--Extract.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research aimed at recognizing, encouraging, enhancing, and harnessing the skills and contributions of women in the Australian grains industry involved a number of women in Victoria in focus groups, telephone interviews, and questionnaire surveys. Results indicate that women perceived themselves as providing guidance, operational assistance,…

Berrisford, Nickie

221

Pasadena City College SIGI Project. Research Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research study at Pasadena City College in 1975-76 evaluated a computer based career guidance program, SIGI (System of Interactive Guidance and Information), designed by Educational Testing Service to assist community college students in improving their ability to make career decisions. Students identified as desiring aid in career guidance were…

Risser, John J.; Tulley, John E.

222

SUMMARY OF THE COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT.  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In total, the participants conducted research on 28 important quarantine pests. The CRP produced a number of 'firsts' in the application of irradiation for control of regulatory insect and mite pests. The first large-scale confirmatory tests for several non-fruit fly pests (e.g. codling moth) were r...

223

The Role of Action Research (AR) in Environmental Research: Learning from a Local Organic Food and Farming Research Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

We expand on the FMA model of inquiry elucidated by Checkland and Holwell (Syst Pract Act Res 11:9, 1998) and identify three\\u000a kinds of research: interactive Action Research (AR), extractive participatory research, and traditional science, that were\\u000a integrated into an interdisciplinary agro-environmental research project involving researchers from eight countries around\\u000a the Baltic Sea. The research project held the goal of

Hillevi Helmfrid; Andrew Haden; Magnus Ljung

2008-01-01

224

The Future Research Challenge: the Global Land Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

225

R&D project management standardization: an empirical research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, it's increasingly important to reinforce R&D project management for obtaining enterprise's competitive advantage and development. The R&D project management standardization (PMS) is a significant method in the R&D project management, while it is a controversial issue and therefore, it's necessary to conduct this research. In this paper, based on sample data of some Chinese enterprises in electronic manufacture industry,

Guilin Guo; Yidong Chen; Yuan Sun; Xiaohong Zhou

2007-01-01

226

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...requirements for Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects? Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects must meet the following requirements...350.13-350.19: (1) Research. (2) Development. (3) Demonstration....

2013-07-01

227

Compendium of Dental Residents' Research Project and Literature Reviews - 1991.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a compendium of abstracts and literature reviews prepared by senior residents in the United States Air Force residency programs. The projects include research papers in dental disciplines including General Dentistry (9826), Periodontics (98...

S. P. Davis

1992-01-01

228

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

229

Overview of the NASA FAP Hypersonics Project Airbreathing Propulsion Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The propulsion research portfolio of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Fundamental Aeronautics Program Hypersonics Project encompasses a significant number of technical tasks that are aligned to achieve mastery and intellectual stewardship...

A. H. Auslender K. L. Suder S. R. Thomas

2009-01-01

230

Office Information Systems research and development projects in Europe (Invited)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Europe most research projects in the area of Office Information Systems are concentrated around public communication services and transmission networks. Very few projects exist in what we call the Automated Office of the Future. In the first category, known as TELEMATIQUE, we find the videotex services, which consist of data banks connected to public networks and offering access to

Najah Naffah

1982-01-01

231

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,…

Southard, Sherry

232

Student Voting Rights and Patterns: A Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five projects on student voting rights recommended for college students in U.S. government and constitutional law courses. Projects include reading the state's residency law, investigating state and local interpretation of student voting rights, researching the constitutional issues involved in voting rights, and surveying students as to…

Eshleman, Kenneth L.

1988-01-01

233

Research, design & development project Myoelectric Prosthesis of Upper Limb  

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

L. Galiano; E. Montaner; A. Flecha

2007-01-01

234

Astronomy Remote Observing Research Projects of US High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

M. Kadooka; K. J. Meech

2006-01-01

235

Status of DOE small hydropower research and development projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The results and the status of small hydropower R and D projects are presented. Also included is an updated bibliography of completed reports. In most cases, reports are published to make available the research, engineering, operating, regulatory or cost information from the projects that are pertinent to hydropower development by private and nonfederal government sectors.

Magleby, E. H.; Rinehart, B. N.; Chappell, J. R.

1982-10-01

236

Theory of dependent-care in research with parents of toddlers: the NEAT project.  

PubMed

This paper contains a description of the use of the theory of dependent-care in the Nutrition Aimed at Toddlers project, a nursing intervention study with parents of toddlers, and discusses the research and practice utility of the theory of dependent-care, a corollary theory to Orem's self-care theory. In particular, the concepts of dependent-care, dependent-care agency, therapeutic self-care demand and an educative-supportive nursing system are discussed within the context of the Nutrition Aimed at Toddlers project. PMID:15359037

Arndt, Mary Jo; Horodynski, Mildred A Omar

2004-10-01

237

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 ProjectSetting: Twenty-one public, private, and other women's health sites.Participants: Women in ambulatory care settings (N = 1474)

Carolyn M. Sampselle; Jean F. Wyman; Karen Kelly Thomas; Diane K. Newman; Mikel Gray; Molly Dougherty; Patricia A. Burns

2000-01-01

238

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

239

Biorefinery and Carbon Cycling Research Project  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-06-08

240

Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Integrated Systems Research Program (ISRP) and UAS Integration in the NAS Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Program Goal: Conduct research at an integrated system-level on promising concepts and technologies and explore, assess, or demonstrate the benefits in a relevant environment.Criteria for selection of projects for Integrated Systems Research: a) Technolog...

J. Wolfe

2010-01-01

241

Laboratory technology research: Abstracts of FY 1998 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 the country: the world-class basic research capability of the DOE Office of Science (SC) national laboratories and the unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit of American industry. Projects supported by the LTR program in FY 1998 explore the applications of basic research advances relevant to DOE`s mission over a full range of scientific disciplines. The program presently emphasizes three critical areas of mission-related research: advanced materials, intelligent processing and manufacturing research, and environmental and biomedical research. Abstracts for 85 projects are contained in this report.

NONE

1998-11-01

242

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

243

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

244

[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

245

Ground-water quality assessment of the central Oklahoma Aquifer, Oklahoma; 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 ground-water resources. The program, known as the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program, is designed to acquire and interpret information about a variety of water-quality issues. The Central Oklahoma aquifer project is one of three ground-water pilot projects that have been started. The NAWQA program also incudes four surface-water pilot projects. The Central Oklahoma aquifer project, as part of the pilot NAWQA program, will develop and test methods for performing assessments of ground-water quality. The objectives of the Central Oklahoma aquifer assessment are: (1) To investigate regional ground-water quality throughout the aquifer in the manner consistent with the other pilot ground-water projects, emphasizing the occurrence and distribution of potentially toxic substances in ground water, including trace elements, organic compounds, and radioactive constituents; (2) to describe relations between ground-water quality, land use, hydrogeology, and other pertinent factors; and (3) to provide a general description of the location, nature, and possible causes of selected prevalent water-quality problems within the study unit; and (4) to describe the potential for water-quality degradation of ground-water zones within the study unit. The Central Oklahoma aquifer, which includes in descending order the Garber Sandstone and Wellington Formation, the Chase Group, the Council Grove Group, the Admire Group, and overlying alluvium and terrace deposits, underlies about 3,000 square miles of central Oklahoma and is used extensively for municipal, industrial, commercial, and domestic water supplies. The aquifer was selected for study by the NAWQA program because it is a major source for water supplies in central Oklahoma and because it has several known or suspected water-quality problems. Known problems include concentrations of arsenic, chromium, selenium, and gross-alpha activity that exceed drinking-water standards. Suspected problems include possible contamination of the aquifer by oil-field brines and drilling fluids, pesticides, industrial chemicals, septic-tank effluent, fertilizers, and leakage from sewage systems and underground tanks used for storage of hydrocarbons. There are four major components of the Central Oklahoma aquifer project. The first component is the collection and analysis of existing information, including chemical, hydrologic, and land-use data. The second component is the geohydrologic and geochemical investigations of the aquifer flow system. The third component is the sampling for a wide variety of inorganic, organic, and radioactive constituents as part a regional survey that will produce a consistent set of data among all ground-water pilot projects. These data can be used to: (1) Define regional ground-water quality within the Central Oklahoma aquifer, and (2) compare water quality in the Central Oklahoma aquifer to the water quality in the other ground-water study units of the NAWQA program. The fourth component is topical studies that will address, in more detail, some of the major water-quality issues pertaining to the aquifer.

Christenson, S. C.; Parkhurst, D. L.

1987-01-01

246

UCG environmental research: summary and suggested projections  

SciTech Connect

Recent UCG experiments sponsored by Government and Industry have yielded a broad and comprehensive environmental data base. Groundwater modifications involving hydrologic effects and water quality changes have been carefully documented over a period of several years at a number of UCG test sites. The effects of cavity roof collapse, including aquifer interconnection and surface susidence, have also been investigated both computationally and experimentally. The long term implications of these changes will require further study. Future research will also be guided by the need to extend our environmental knowledge to a broader range of hydrogeological conditions, to consider the application of available environmental knowledge to probable commercialization scenarios, and to explore the effectiveness of promising mitigation measures and control technologies. We have considered some specific problems at the Hoe Creek site that appear to need attention, and we discuss some general recommendations for environmental activities that we believe can help pave the way for a commercial UCG technology.

Mead, S.W.; Wang, F.T.; Stuermer, D.H.

1982-08-09

247

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

SciTech Connect

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

Boyd, C.A.; Jelinek, J.

1979-06-01

248

Developing a family-centered participatory action research project.  

PubMed

The purpose of this article is to illustrate strategies used to design and implement a family-centered, participatory action research (PAR) project to meet the asthma information needs identified by English-, Hmong-, and Spanish-speaking parents of preschool children with asthma enrolled in a multisite, urban Head Start program. PAR is an approach that encourages researchers and those who will benefit from the research (e.g., families and community leaders) to work together in all phases of the project. PAR projects involve two core components: a needs assessment and action plan development. PAR is rooted in the cultural tradition of the participants and builds on strengths and resources in the community. Actively involving family participants and community leaders in community-based PAR projects increases the likelihood of developing interventions and resources that are culturally relevant and address family needs. PMID:20686103

Garwick, Ann W; Seppelt, Ann M

2010-08-01

249

Projective techniques in Taiwan and Asia-Pacific market research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to investigate the use of projective techniques in Asia-Pacific markets with particular reference to Taiwan and to compare this with the literature on cultural differences in conducting research to see if any correspondence exists. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper is based on a literature review and a small qualitative study of indigenous and expatriate market researchers

Clive R. Boddy

2007-01-01

250

Learning About Self and Others through Multigenre Research Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a group of teachers who worked with multigenre possibilities as an alternative to traditional research papers, while trying to teach some principles of research. Details how the students were offered three options: a screenplay, a multi-genre paper, or a monologue. Outlines the successes and failures of each project. (PM)|

Dickson, Randi; DeGraff, Jon; Foard, Mark

2002-01-01

251

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...

252

Microcomputers & Educational Researchers: Writing, Project Management, Statistics Software, & Data Retrieval.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed to assist educational researchers in utilizing microcomputers, this paper presents information on four types of computer software: writing tools for educators, statistical software designed to perform analyses of small and moderately large data sets, project management tools, and general education/research oriented information services…

Knirk, Frederick G.

253

A World Wide Web-Based Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews a Web-based psychology research project where students searched preselected Web sites for data on the ages of advertisers and mates sought in personal advertisements in order to determine the mate selection preferences of heterosexual and homosexual men and women. Addresses the benefits and problems of using the Internet for research

Matthews, T. Darin

1999-01-01

254

Energy research information system projects report, volume 5, number 2  

Microsoft Academic Search

The system (ERIS) is a service administered by the Old West Regional Commission in response to the need for current information on research activities in the region's rapidly growing and changing field of energy. The ERIS compiles and makes available to the users in the Region an up to date inventory of ongoing and recently completed energy related research projects.

J. Johnson

1980-01-01

255

NCHSR - Computer Tapes Available from 20 Health Services Research Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This brochure lists computer data tapes and documentation from 20 projects supported by the National Center for Health Services Research (NCHSR) which are for sale to the public and are applicable to a wide variety of research, training, and other health ...

1981-01-01

256

Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration Project : Annual Report 1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David A

2001-01-01

257

A World Wide Web-Based Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews a Web-based psychology research project where students searched preselected Web sites for data on the ages of advertisers and mates sought in personal advertisements in order to determine the mate selection preferences of heterosexual and homosexual men and women. Addresses the benefits and problems of using the Internet for research

Matthews, T. Darin

1999-01-01

258

Modelling in Cross-Disciplinary Authentic Student Research Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heck, Andre

2010-01-01

259

Technology Base Research Project for Electrochemical Energy Storage  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

K. Kinoshita

1984-01-01

260

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Warren Bernard

2005-01-01

261

Site inventory tracking in the project supply chain: problem description and solution proposal in a very large telecom project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to describe how performance in the project supply chain can be improved by implementing information technology solutions that track site installation and inventory. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The case study was initiated after observing unexpected problems and subsequent performance improvement in a very large project delivery. Personnel involved in the project were interviewed and project documentation was

Timo Ala-Risku; Jari Collin; Jan Holmström; Juha-Pekka Vuorinen

2010-01-01

262

The Action Research Project - an Endangered Species in Scandinavian IS Research?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Is the Scandinavian collaborative research practice and tradition for conducting action research projects threatened? In this article, I contribute to a debate on this concern. Action research is without doubt an exciting and relevant research strategy for IS, but a recent trend to \\

Jesper Simonsen

263

ARMADA Project: Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

264

The Promotion of a Research Project in the Composite Materials Field Using Microsoft Project Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Promoting the researches carried out in the field of composite materials involves a series of specific activities that can be grouped according to the contribution made to achieve the objectives. The Microsoft Project offers a real support for organizing these activities, taking into account their complementarity and allows the exemplifies the real size of the project, as well as allocation

265

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

266

Project design factors that affect student perceptions of the success of a science research project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Throughout the United States, various summer science programs for precollege students are conducted with an aim toward increasing the involvement of young people in science. Most of these programs are perceived as successful by teachers and scientists because they involve students in hands-on science activities, improve their scientific skills and confidence, and allow them the opportunity to use science to answer questions and solve problems. The work described here involves a detailed assessment of a summer National Science Foundation (NSF) Young Scholars Program, which was carried out over 2 summers. Student participants were entering 9th and 10th grade. The data used for this assessment included journals kept by teaching assistants, questionnaires administered to the participants and parents, and interviews with the participants. Analysis revealed that students perceived program success differently from teachers and program organizers. Their perception of the success of a program is directly related to whether or not their individual research project met its goals, regardless of other project activities. Designing projects that have a high likelihood of success from this perspective can be complex, but this work identified six variables that must be incorporated appropriately into the design of a project to ensure its success: (1) extent of project structure and who structures the project, faculty or student; (2) project relevance; (3) project flexibility; (4) project background research; (5) tangible results; and (6) project introduction.Received: 5 March 1993; Revised: 20 October 1993;

Kimbrough, Doris R.

267

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

268

Library Programs: Strengthening Research Library Resources Program. Higher Education Act, Title II-C. Abstracts of Funded Projects, 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 37 funded programs described in this brochure involve bibliographic control, collection development, and preservation of library materials at research libraries, and are designed to make rare materials accessible through bibliographic control and networking. The description of each funded project includes the responsible agent conducting the…

Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

269

Library Programs. Strengthening Research Library Resources Program. Higher Education Act, Title II-C. Abstracts of Funded Projects, 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 39 funded programs described in this brochure involve bibliographic control, collection development, and preservation of library materials at research libraries, and are designed to make rare materials accessible through bibliographic control and networking. The description of each funded project includes the responsible agent conducting the…

Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

270

Subject Description of BOOKS: A Manual of Procedures for Augmenting Subject Descriptions in Library Catalogs. Research Study No. 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Term selection methodology used in the Subject Access Project is outlined in this manual. This project was designed to demonstrate how a card catalog in machine-readable form can be augmented to allow greater subject access to the information content of a library collection. Rules and regulations for selecting words from indexes and contents pages…

Settel, Barbara, Ed.

271

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

PubMed

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

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

2009-08-07

272

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

273

77 FR 40590 - Applications for New Awards: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects; Burn Model Systems Centers; Correction...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects--Burn Model Systems Centers (CFDA...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects--Burn Model Systems Centers...

2012-07-10

274

Exploratory Shaft, Phase 1, Project B-314: Title 1 design report system design description  

SciTech Connect

The report describes the project and the project systems, the principal design bases, and principal hazards and project interfaces. This report also contains the Title 1 Estimate Summary. 5 figs., 8 tabs.

Hanlen, D.F.

1983-01-07

275

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Kaspari, Susan

276

Project EX: A Program of Empirical Research on Adolescent Tobacco Use Cessation  

PubMed Central

This paper presents the Project EX research program. The historical background for Project EX is presented, including a brief summary of reasons youth fail to quit tobacco use, the disappointing status of previous cessation research, and the teen cessation trial that provided the template for the current project (Project TNT). Next, program development studies for Project EX are described. Through use of focus groups, a theme study (concept evaluation of written activity descriptions), a component study, and pilot studies, an eight-session program was developed. This program involves novel activities (e.g., "talk show enactments," games, and alternative medicine-type activities such as yoga and meditation) in combination with motivation enhancement and cognitive-behavioral strategies to motivate and instruct in cessation initiation and maintenance efforts. The outcomes of the first experimental trial of Project EX, a school-based clinic program, are described, followed by a posthoc analysis of its effects mediation. A second EX study, a multiple baseline single group pilot study design in Wuhan, China, is described next. Description of a second experimental trial follows, which tested EX with nicotine gum versus a natural herb. A third experimental trial that tests a classroom prevention/cessation version of EX is then introduced. Finally, the implications of this work are discussed. The intent-to-treat quit rate for Project EX is approximately 15% across studies, double that of a standard care comparison. Effects last up to a six-month post-program at regular and alternative high schools. Through a systematic protocol of empirical program development and field trials, an effective and replicable model teen tobacco use cessation program is established. Future cessation work might expand on this work.

Sussman, Steve; McCuller, William J; Zheng, Hong; Pfingston, Yvonne M; Miyano, James; Dent, Clyde W

2004-01-01

277

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1986-11-01

278

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Frances Tracy; Patrick Carmichael

2010-01-01

279

Emergency Medical Services System Research Project Abstracts, 1979. NCHSR Research Management Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Abstracts are presented that describe research grants related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System's techniques, methods, devices, and delivery; the research effort was supported by the National Center for Health Services Research during fiscal year 1979. Two sections included in the document describe projects funded under section 1205 of…

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

280

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

SciTech Connect

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

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1995-04-01

281

Congressional hearing reviews NSF major research and facilities projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Showstack, Randy

2012-03-01

282

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

283

Managing environmental enhancement plans for individual research projects at a national primate research center.  

PubMed

We describe a method for managing environmental enhancement plans for individual research projects at a national primate research center where most monkeys are assigned to active research projects. The Psychological Well-being Program (PWB) at the University of Washington National Primate Research Center developed an Environmental Enhancement Plan form (EEPL) that allows PWB to quantify and track changes in enrichment allowances over time while ensuring that each animal is provided with as much enrichment as possible without compromising research. Very few projects involve restrictions on toys or perches. Some projects have restrictions on food treats and foraging, primarily involving the provision of these enrichments by research staff instead of husbandry staff. Restrictions are not considered exemptions unless they entirely prohibit an element of the University of Washington Environmental Enhancement Plan (UW EE Plan). All exemptions must be formally reviewed and approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. Most exemptions from elements of the UW EE Plan involve social housing. Between 2004 and 2006, the percentage of projects with no social contact restrictions increased by 1%, but those prohibiting any tactile social contact declined by 7%, and projects permitting tactile social contact during part of the study increased by 9%. The EEPL form has facilitated informing investigators about the enrichment their monkeys will receive if no restrictions or exemptions are requested and approved. The EEPL form also greatly enhances PWB's ability to coordinate the specific enrichment requirements of a project. PMID:18459714

Thom, Jinhee P; Crockett, Carolyn M

2008-05-01

284

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

285

The Astrophysics Project Integrating Research and Education (ASPIRE)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research and Education (ASPIRE) is funded by the National Science Foundation as the public education and outreach (EPO) component the High Resolution Fly's Eye Cosmic Ray Research Group. Since 1997, ASPIRE has been creating some of the most engaging and interactive science lessons and lab activities on the World Wide Web. In this poster, we will present an overview of the ASPIRE project, and report on the the most recent usage statistics. In addition to creating and maintaining lessons and the website, ASPIRE provides direct outreach to local teachers and students. These contacts include, in particular, local groups that are under-represented in the scientific and technical fields. Continuing as the EPO arm of the new Telescope Array (TA/TALE) project, ASPIRE will also be conducting summer workshops for students and teachers in Millard County, where the new experiment is under construction.

Callahan, J.

286

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

287

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

288

Modular Pebble Bed Reactor Project, University Research Consortium Annual Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project is developing a fundamental conceptual design for a gas-cooled, modular, pebble bed reactor. Key technology areas associated with this design are being investigated which intend to address issues concerning fuel performance, safety, core neutronics and proliferation resistance, economics and waste disposal. Research has been initiated in the following areas: · Improved fuel particle performance · Reactor physics ·

Petti; David Andrew

2000-01-01

289

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

290

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

291

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

292

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 1, Spring 2002  

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 now 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.; Moyer, Peggy S, Ed.; Bothman, Susan M., Ed.

2005-01-01

293

Integrating research and practice in the CSAT Methamphetamine Treatment Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the dynamics of integrating research and practice in community-based treatment organizations that participated in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Methamphetamine Treatment Project (MTP). Qualitative, semi-structured interviews were conducted in eight treatment organizations throughout the western United States and involved 85 participants working either directly under the MTP cooperative agreement (n = 77) or for the agency

Alison Hamilton Brown

2004-01-01

294

Teaching Interested Clinicians How to Develop Research Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The authors discuss teaching clinicians about research by generating projects from clinical practice, expertise, and interest. Method: Classes were co-taught by the hospital biostatistician and clinical nurse specialist in consultation with one of the authors. Hospital clinicians were taught how to initiate and design their study as a…

Wojtecki, Cindy A.; Wade, Michael J.; Pato, Michele T.

2007-01-01

295

Evaluation of Building Energy Research Projects, Report No 1.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The aim of this project was to evaluate the energy research work, which has been carried out in the field of building energy conservation during the last ten years. The other aim was to pick up the usable bits of information from the reports and convert t...

H. Ripati

1987-01-01

296

ChE Undergraduate Research Projects in Biomedical Engineering.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes an undergraduate research program in biomedical engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Includes goals and faculty comments on the program. Indicates that 58 percent of projects conducted between 1976 and 1980 have been presented at meetings or published. (SK)|

Stroeve, Pieter

1981-01-01

297

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

298

Project SunSHINE: A Student Based Solar Research Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. Donahue

2000-01-01

299

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

300

Report of the Anthropology Curriculum Study Project-Research Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study evaluated an Anthropology Curriculum Study Project course, "Patterns in Human History," used with high school students in a one year field test situation. Ethnographic and cognitive components of the curriculum were examined. The specific objective of the research was to examine the behavioral effects on students, teachers, and schools…

Parsons, T. W.; And Others

301

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

302

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

303

Emergency Medical Services. 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 emergency medical services (EMS), established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. These results are intended to guide development of a program designed to train paramedics. Section 1 contains general information: purpose of Phase I;…

Sappe', Hoyt; Squires, Sheila S.

304

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

305

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…

Sappe', Hoyt; Squires, Sheila S.

306

Dental Laboratory 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 dental laboratory technology, established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. These results are intended to guide development of a program designed to train dental laboratory technicians. Section 1 contains general information:…

Sappe', Hoyt; Smith, Debra S.

307

Oil Stop Valve : Oil Spill Containment Research and Development Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes the research and development project conducted by the Civil Engineering Section, Division of Substation and Control Engineering, to determine the effectiveness of the oil stop valve for use in the Bonneville Power Administration's Oil Spill Containment and Countermeasure Program. The most attractive alternative to lagoons and separator tanks was found in the oil stop valve manufactured by

Bourn; Robert D

1982-01-01

308

Storing Information in the Cloud – A Research Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cloud computing as a new delivery model is proving challenging for recordkeeping professionals. The ARA\\/Aberystwyth University research project, ‘Storing Information in the Cloud’ aimed to investigate the management, operational and technical issues surrounding the storage of information in the cloud. It also set out to develop a toolkit that could assist information professionals in assessing the risks and benefits of

Kirsten Ferguson-Boucher; Nicole Convery

2011-01-01

309

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 9, Fall 2006  

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.; Ezell, Benjamin T., Ed.

2010-01-01

310

Teaching Interested Clinicians How to Develop Research Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: The authors discuss teaching clinicians about research by generating projects from clinical practice, expertise, and interest. Method: Classes were co-taught by the hospital biostatistician and clinical nurse specialist in consultation with one of the authors. Hospital clinicians were taught how to initiate and design their study as a…

Wojtecki, Cindy A.; Wade, Michael J.; Pato, Michele T.

2007-01-01

311

SUPERCONDUCTING RF PROJECT AT THE SYNCHROTRON RADIATION RESEARCH CENTER  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

312

Research skills training for undergraduate researchers: the pedagogical approach of the STARS project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Scientific Training by Assignment for Research Students (STARS) project (http:\\/\\/www.ucc.ie\\/research\\/stars) comprises of an internet-based learning resource that has been designed to help undergraduate students develop a number of fundamental skills associated with conducting scientific research. In particular, it aims to improve the ability of students to plan, design, manage and execute scientific research whilst providing opportunities for formative assessment

John A Finn; Anne C Crook

2003-01-01

313

Task Descriptions in Diagnostic Radiology. Research Report No. 7. Volume 4, Index of Tasks by Code Number and Extended Name.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The fourth of four volumes in Research Report No. 7 of the Health Services Mobility Study (HSMS), this book contains the extended task names of all the tasks whose descriptions can be found in the three prior volumes. It serves as an index to all the tasks by listing the volume in which each task description appears. Chapter 1 of this volume…

Gilpatrick, Eleanor

314

Bolsa Island Nuclear Power and Desalting Project Facilities (Cost and Description) and Cost of Desalted Water.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the report is to review the Bolsa Island desalination project supported jointly by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Office of Saline Water, Atomic Energy Commission and three power utilities in the area: The project c...

H. J. Mills

1970-01-01

315

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

316

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

317

The Sydney 2000 World Weather Research Programme Forecast Demonstration Project: Overview and Current Status.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) Forecast Demonstration Project (FDP), with a focus on nowcasting, was conducted in Sydney, Australia, from 4 September to 21 November 2000 during a period associated with the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Through international collaboration, nine nowcasting systems from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia were deployed at the Sydney Office of the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to demonstrate the capability of modern forecast systems and to quantify the associated benefits in the delivery of a real-time nowcast service. On-going verification and impact studies supported by international committees assisted by the WWRP formed an integral part of this project. A description is given of the project, including component systems, the weather, and initial outcomes. Initial results show that the nowcasting systems tested were transferable and able to provide valuable information enhancing BOM nowcasts. The project provided for unprecedented interchange of concepts and ideas between forecasters, researchers, and end users in an operational framework where they all faced common issues relevant to real time nowcast decision making. A training workshop sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was also held in conjunction with the project so that other member nations could benefit from the FDP.

Keenan, T.; Joe, P.; Wilson, J.; Collier, C.; Golding, B.; Burgess, D.; May, P.; Pierce, C.; Bally, J.; Crook, A.; Seed, A.; Sills, D.; Berry, L.; Potts, R.; Bell, I.; Fox, N.; Ebert, E.; Eilts, M.;  O'Loughlin, K.;  Webb, R.;  Carbone, R.;  Browning, K.;  Roberts, R.;  Mueller, C.

2003-08-01

318

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

319

28 CFR 512.11 - Requirements for research projects and researchers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...person may not be stored in, or introduced into, an electronic retrieval system. (13) If the researcher is conducting a study...be negotiated prior to the beginning of the data collection phase of the project. (14) The researcher must submit...

2013-07-01

320

EPA project-level research strategies for chemical mixtures: targeted research for meaningful results  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project-level research strategies at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding chemical mixtures are impacted by administrative priorities, public interests, expert opinions, scientific advances, regulatory needs, and legislative actions, influencing the setting of priorities and goals. Perhaps, the most significant influence on conducting chemical mixtures research is the passage of laws requiring the EPA to investigate the potential toxicity of various

Linda K. Teuschler; Richard C. Hertzberg; Glenn E. Rice; Jane Ellen Simmons

2004-01-01

321

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wacholz, Marlin

322

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

323

National Research Laboratory Generic Project Quality Assurance Plan for research and development  

SciTech Connect

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 the requirements of the Funding Agency's Quality Assurance Specification and the National Research Laboratory's QA Program for the projects that require a formal Quality Assurance plan. The requirements of this plan apply to project activities that affect the quality and reliability/creditability of research, development, and investigative data and documentation. These activities include the functions of attaining quality objectives and assuring that an appropriate quality assurance program scope is established. The scope of activities affecting quality include personnel training and qualifications; designing; purchasing; material handling and storage; surveillance, testing, and auditing; R and D investigative activities and documentation; deficiencies; corrective actions; and QA recordkeeping.

Bain, E.E.; Hinckley, R.L.

1986-09-01

324

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Christiansen, Iben

2008-01-01

325

International Marine Science Research Projects: Second Inventory of International Projects at Sea Grant Institutions, 1990.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The inventory of marine science projects at Sea Grant institutions was completed in order to gauge the level and enhance a database of U.S./foreign collaboration in international marine research initiated at U.S. Sea Grant institutions. The inventory was ...

J. Fenwick D. A. Ross C. T. Schramm

1991-01-01

326

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.

327

Toward an Evaluation of Education: A Description of the Quality Measurement Project. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Quality Measurement Project was established in 1956 by the New York State Education Department to determine the feasibility of measuring quality differences between schools and of identifying variables related to these differences. In the latest revision of the project, begun in 1964, 99 representative school systems, excluding the New York…

Wohlferd, Gerald

328

Descriptive Analysis of Fear and Distrust in Early Phases of GSD Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

When globally distributed software development (GSD) is understood as knowledge intensive collaborative work, many of the reasons for problems encountered in GSD projects can be traced back to social conditions framing the collaboration between people at onsite and offsite. A total of 59 interviews were conducted in 8 GSD projects of two major software companies located in Finland. As a

Arttu Piri; Tuomas Niinimäki; Casper Lassenius

2009-01-01

329

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

330

Space research scientific and educational project of Moscow State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The scientific and educational project of space research was initiated in Lomonosov Moscow State University in order to incorporate modern space research in the university and high education, to popularize basics of space physics, and to enhance public interest in space exploration. On 20 January, 2005 the First Russian University Satellite UNIVERSITETSKIY was launched into circular polar orbit (inclination 83 deg., altitude 940-980 km). The onboard scientific complex TATYANA as well as the mission control and information receiving center, was designed and developed in Moscow State University. The scientific program of the mission include measurements of space radiation in different energy channels, and Earth UV luminosity and lightening. A multimedia lectures "Life of the Earth in the Solar Atmosphere" containing the basic information and demonstrations of the heliophysics (including Sun structure and solar activity, heliosphere and geophysics, solar-terrestrial connections and solar influence on the Earth's life) was created for upper high-school and junior university students. For the upper-university students there was created a dozen of special computerized lab exercises based on the experimental quasi-realtime data obtained from our satellites. Students specialized in space physics from a few Russian universities are involved in scientific work based. Educational program of the project (both the multimedia lectures and lab exercises) is concentrated to upper high school, middle university and special level for space physics students. The space research scientific and educational activity of Moscow State University is a non-profit project and is open for all interested parties.

Krasotkin, S. A.; Mjagkova, I. N.; Panasyuk, M. I.; Radchenko, V. V.; Ryazantseva, M. O.

331

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-10-01

332

CRCHD SPN Project: The Network for Cancer Control Research Among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations  

Cancer.gov

CRCHD SPN Project: The Network for Cancer Control Research Among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations  Back to CRCHD Completed Research SPN Project Listing The Network for Cancer Control Research Among American Indian and Alaska Native

333

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Contents of application; research projects in which drugs...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL PROVISIONS PROTECTION OF IDENTITY-RESEARCH SUBJECTS § 2a.5 Contents of application; research projects in which...

2011-10-01

334

Conceptual system design description, nuclear waste repository in basalt, project B301  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document contains the text of the complete description of the conceptual system design of the Nuclear Waste Repository in Basalt, as executed by the joint venture of Raymond Kaiser Engineers Inc.\\/Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade Douglas, Inc., under technical direction of Rockwell Hanford Operations. The document incorporates peer review comments and is dated May 1983. Volume 2 of the document contains

1983-01-01

335

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

336

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

337

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

338

Project EX: A Program of Empirical Research on Adolescent Tobacco Use Cessation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the Project EX research program. The historical background for Project EX is presented, including a brief summary of reasons youth fail to quit tobacco use, the disappointing status of previous cessation research, and the teen cessation trial that provided the template for the current project (Project TNT). Next, program development studies for Project EX are described. Through

Steve Sussman; William J McCuller; Hong Zheng; Yvonne M Pfingston; James Miyano; Clyde W Dent

2004-01-01

339

OECD/NEA Agesta Decontamination Project. Phase 1, final report. Volume 1. Project description and overview of results  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Agesta Decontamination Project, which has been organized by the Nuclear Energy Agency, Paris, is to utilize the four primary loops of the Agesta reactor to demonstrate decontamination methods for PWR primary systems. The first phase of the project consisted of laboratory scale tests. The test programme consisted of decontamination tests on steam generator tubing and other active material from Agesta and number of operating reactors as well as material compatibility tests on standardized samples of a representative selection of modern PWR primary system materials. The results show that all six processes in general met the acceptance criteria both regarding decontamination and corrosion. The decontamination results with the hard chemistries were rather uneven. 4 refs., 2 figs., 5 tabs.

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1982-12-01

340

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.

341

Developing Capacity for Social and Emotional Growth: An Action Research Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports an action research project in which children, their teacher and the author, and an advisory teacher from a Local Authority collaborated as co-researchers in a project to improve working relationships in the classroom. Both appreciative enquiry and emancipatory research informed the project. This article focuses on one aspect of the project: the development of active listening skills.

Mary Doveston

2007-01-01

342

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

343

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

1998-01-01

344

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

1998-01-01

345

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

346

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

347

The Response of Pre-Service Teachers to a Compulsory Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper draws on 159 survey responses of fourth year Education students as they embark on a research project based in their internship school. The project explores predisposition to research and the level of preparedness to undertake a research project. The students who met most frequently with their supervisor and showed higher research

Shaw, Kylie; Holbrook, Allyson; Scevak, Jill; Bourke, Sid

2008-01-01

348

Spicing up Science: Mini Undergraduate Research Projects in Physics and Chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Individual student research projects are often small pieces of a larger research program and may or may not provide an interesting and satisfying research experience for a student researcher who only is engaged in the project for a limited time. This researcher describes a variety of research activities conducted with advanced high school students in a high school setting. These

George Devendorf

2008-01-01

349

Fixed-bed gasification research using US coals. Volume 1. Program and facility description  

SciTech Connect

The United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Mines, Twin Cities Research Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota is the site of a 6.5 foot diameter Wellman-Galusha gasifier, installed in 1977-1978. This gasifier, combustor/incinerator, and flue gas scrubber system in the past had been operated jointly by Bureau of Mines personnel, personnel from member companies of the Mining and Industrial Fuel Gas Group, and United States Department of Energy personnel-consultants. Numerous tests using a variety of coals have to date been performed. In May of 1982, Black, Sivalls and Bryson, Incorporated (BS and B) was awarded the contract to plan, execute, and report gasification test performance data from this small industrial fixed-bed gasification test facility. BS and B is responsible for program administration, test planning, test execution, and all documentation of program activities and test reports. The University of Minnesota, Particle Technology Laboratory (UMPTL) is subcontractor to BS and B to monitor process parameters, and provide analysis for material inputs and outputs. This report is the initial volume in a series of reports describing the fixed-bed gasification of US coals at the Bureau of Mines, Twin Cities Research Center. A history of the program is given in Section 1 and a thorough description of the facility in Section 2. The operation of the facility is described in Section 3. Monitoring systems and procedures are described in Sections 4 and 5. Data reduction tools are outlined in Section 6. There is no executive summary or conclusions as this volume serves only to describe the research program. Subsequent volumes will detail each gasification test and other pertinent results of the gasification program. 32 references, 23 figures, 15 tables.

Thimsen, D.; Maurer, R.E.; Poole, A.R.; Pui, D.; Liu, B.; Kittleson, D.

1984-10-01

350

Advances in material\\/cell\\/submodule research in the DOE\\/SERI amorphous silicon research project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advances in material, cell, and submodule research in the DOE\\/SERI Amorphous Silicon Research Project (ASRP) are reviewed. The program was initiated in 1987, directed toward achieving the following objectives in 1990: (i) efficiencies of 10% and 13% respectively, for amorphous silicon single-junction and multijunction submodules (1000 cm2) and (ii) an efficiency of 18% for multijunction cells (1 cm2), with associated

W. Wallace; J. Ohi; W. Luft; B. Stafford; E. Sabisky

1988-01-01

351

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

352

The importance of student research projects in dental education.  

PubMed

In this article, our aim was to summarise students' research over 15 years at Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry and to evaluate both the research activities from the students' perspectives and the effect of this activity on their undergraduate and postgraduate success. In 1992, dental students formed 'a Student Research Club' (SRC), which new students attend voluntarily and carry out a scientific project out with the normal curriculum every year. In total, 409 different students have presented 193 research projects at these meetings over 15 years. Seventy-four of these students were from other universities and presented 37 projects. In this research, a questionnaire containing 20 items was administered to 93 students who were the members of SRC to learn their own perception of the development of their academic and research skills and the broader impact of the club on their career. It was evaluated using Likert scale (ranged from strongly disagree to strongly agree). Student feedback was very positive and over three quarters (81%) of answers ranged between 'agree' and 'strongly agree'. When the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of the 88 SRC members in the last 6 years (2003/2004 to 2008/2009) was evaluated as the school success rate, significant difference was found between the grades obtained by members and non-members (P<0.001). There was also significant difference between the CGPA of 25 members of SRC who were randomly chosen, before and after membership to the club (P<0.001). While the 141 members of SRC applied to postgraduate education to Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry over the last 5 years, 74 of them accepted for PhD (52.6%). There is a statistically significant difference between the member and non-member groups (P<0.001). In addition, of the 58 teaching assistants who stayed in academic life after postgraduate studies at Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, 16 of them had been a member of the SRC (31%). However, no statistical difference was found between members of SRC and non-members. These data showed that although the students had an intensive programme in the school, they were able to carry out this voluntary activity successfully and this activity contributed to their educational process. Students also believe that participation of them to this activity effects positively on both personal development and academic success. PMID:21492344

Guven, Y; Uysal, O

2011-03-17

353

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.

354

Data model description for the DESCARTES and CIDER codes. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project  

SciTech Connect

The primary objective of the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project is to estimate the radiation dose that individuals could have received as a result of emissions since 1944 from the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. One of the major objectives of the HEDR Project is to develop several computer codes to model the airborne releases. transport and envirorunental accumulation of radionuclides resulting from Hanford operations from 1944 through 1972. In July 1992, the HEDR Project Manager determined that the computer codes being developed (DESCARTES, calculation of environmental accumulation from airborne releases, and CIDER, dose calculations from environmental accumulation) were not sufficient to create accurate models. A team of HEDR staff members developed a plan to assure that computer codes would meet HEDR Project goals. The plan consists of five tasks: (1) code requirements definition. (2) scoping studies, (3) design specifications, (4) benchmarking, and (5) data modeling. This report defines the data requirements for the DESCARTES and CIDER codes.

Miley, T.B.; Ouderkirk, S.J.; Nichols, W.E.; Eslinger, P.W.

1993-01-01

355

Research Engagement as Identity Construction: Hong Kong Preservice Teachers' Experiences of a Compulsory Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports the results of a qualitative study that examined the experiences of six preservice English language teachers in Hong Kong as they prepared for, engaged in, and reflected upon a compulsory research project during the final year of their Bachelor of Education degree program. Drawing upon in-depth interviews and using methods of…

Trent, John

2012-01-01

356

Project Head Start Research and Evaluation Center, Syracuse University, Research Institute. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The following research projects are described in this annual report: (1) "Concept Learning in Discrimination Tasks," which indicates that kindergarten children are able to discriminate the letters "b,""d,""p," and "q"; (2) "Discrimination of Letter-like Forms," indicating that nursery school children discriminate as well as second graders in…

Meyer, William J.; And Others

357

Episodic response project-northern Appalachian plateau: Site description and methodology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 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. Research was conducted from October 1988 to April 1990 and involved both hydrochemical and biological studies. Hydrochemical monitoring included measurements of stream discharge; in situ stream pH, conductivity, and temperature; air temperature, precipitation amounts

D. R. DeWalle; B. R. Swistock; C. L. Dow; W. E. Sharpe; R. F. Carline

1993-01-01

358

Inventory of Federal energy-related environment and safety research for FY 1977. Volume II. Project listings  

SciTech Connect

This volume contains Biomedical and Environmental Research, Environmental Control Technology Research, and Operational and Environmental Safety Research project listings. The projects are ordered numerically by log number.

Not Available

1978-07-01

359

Research on multi-class classification of support vector data description  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Support Vector Data Description (SVDD) is a one-class classification method developed in recent years. It has been used in many fields because of its good performance and high executive efficiency when there are only one-class training samples. It has been proven that SVDD has less support vector numbers, less optimization time and faster testing speed than those of two-class classifier such as SVM. At present, researches and acquirable literatures about SVDD multi-class classification are little, which restricts the SVDD application. One SVDD multi-class classification algorithm is proposed in the paper. Based on minimum distance classification rule, the misclassification in multi-class classification is well solved and by applying the threshold strategy the rejection in multi-class classification is greatly alleviated. Finally, by classifying range profiles of three targets, the effect of kernel function parameter and SNR on the proposed algorithm is investigated and the effectiveness of the algorithm is testified by quantities of experiments.

Shen, Minghua; Xiao, Huaitie; Fu, Qiang

2007-11-01

360

National Research Council endorses human gene mapping project  

SciTech Connect

A news article discusses the Human Genome Initiative. The National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences that is empowered by Congress to advise the federal government, is recommending a $3-billion effort to map and sequence the human genome. The committee advises appropriating $200 million each year for the project over the next 15 years. It emphasizes that funding should be generated de novo, not diverted from existing biologic and medical research efforts. As envisioned, the project would be executed in two stages: genome mapping and DNA sequencing. The first would involve preparing both physical maps, in which previously identified DNA segments are aligned in proper order on the appropriate chromosome, and genetic maps, which demonstrate the frequency with which two traits are likely to be inherited together. The recommendation paralleled provisions of two Senate bills-the science initiative bill introduced last summer by Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico and the biotechnology bill, which senators Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Lawton Chiles of Florida, and Domenici introduced in December.

Not Available

1988-03-11

361

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

362

69 FR 15440 - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Special Interest Projects Competitive...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research...Disease Control and Prevention Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research...support supplemental projects in health promotion and disease prevention...

2004-03-25

363

28 CFR 512.20 - Publication of results of research project.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Publication of results of research project. 512... RESEARCH Research § 512.20 Publication of results of research project...under this subpart. (1) In any publication of results, the researcher shall...

2013-07-01

364

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.

365

The Research on data semantic description framework using RDF\\/XML  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper gives a framework of data semantic description using RDF\\/XML. The paper first clarifies the Junctions and characters of XML and RDF, especially the XML Schema and RDF Schema which are important to the framework to put forward. Subsequently ,it proposes the RDF\\/XML data semantic description framework. In succession, solutions are brought forward to combine the XML Schema and

Ying Ding; Chunlan Wang; Maoguang Wang

2005-01-01

366

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

367

A Breast and Cervical Cancer Project in a Native Hawaiian Community: Wai?anae Cancer Research Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. This article describes a breast and cervical cancer control project in a Native Hawaiian community and presents preliminary findings from its first year, The project is community driven, with Native Hawaiian community investigators and advisors involved in all phases of the research project, Its purpose is to test the effectiveness of a culturally appropriate intervention as a means of

R. O. Banner; H. Decambra; R. Enos; C. Gotay; O. W. Hammond; N. Hedlund; B. F. Issell; D. S. Matsunaga; J. A. Tsark

1995-01-01

368

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

369

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

370

Does Peer Review Predict the Performance of Research Projects in Health Sciences?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peer review is a basic component of the scientific process, but its performance has seldom been evaluated systematically. To determine whether pre-approval characteristics of research projects predicted the performance of projects, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of all 2744 single-centre research projects financed by the Spanish Health Research Fund since 1988 and completed before 1996. Peer review scores of

L. Erik Clavería; Eliseo Guallar; Jordi Camí; José Conde; Roberto Pastor; José R. Ricoy; Eduardo Rodríguez-Farré; Fernando Ruiz-Palomo; Emilio Muñoz

2000-01-01

371

Selecting government-financed research projects in China with Fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently the Chinese governments at all levels are in urgent need of both a manageable research project evaluation index system and a scientific evaluation method that could help them select those research projects which are valuable in promoting the country's economy and social development. In response to such a need, the present paper first suggests a useful research project evaluation

L. H. Zhang; B. Zou; X. M. Liu

2012-01-01

372

Description and future trends of ICT solutions offered towards independent living: the case of LLM project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the increasing elderly population, healthcare systems able to promote independent living are regarded as an emerging market. Despite the significant advances aiming to support senior citizens, several issues have to be addressed in order to enable older people to live independently and to form living cells of our society. Aiming to contribute to the research of elderly care,

Christos A. Frantzidis; Panagiotis D. Bamidis

2009-01-01

373

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

374

The REUSE project: EHR as single datasource for biomedical research.  

PubMed

Integrating biomedical research and patient care is a challenging issue requiring interoperability solutions. During a clinical trial, clinical data are captured twice, first in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and then in the Clinical trials Data Management System (CDMS). The aim of REUSE (Retrieving EHR Useful data for Secondary Exploitation) project is to provide a single source solution for electronic data capture to the investigators of a university hospitals involved in a multi-centric clinical trial. We first investigated the differences between the workflows of patient care and biomedical research to specify the use of EHR for clinical trials. Then we defined a semantic interoperability framework in order to enable the reuse of EHR clinical data and implemented a mediator that transforms CDISC Operational Data Model (ODM) XML into proprietary XML document templates of different EHR solutions and vice-versa. Implementing electronic data capture for biomedical research within EHR eliminates redundant data entry, thus improving data quality and processing speed. Moreover, unlike other initiatives such as IHE integration profile "Retrieve Form for Data Capture" (RFD), the REUSE approach ensures that all clinical data is kept in the EHR whatever the context of data capture is. PMID:20841899

El Fadly, Abdennaji; Lucas, Noël; Rance, Bastien; Verplancke, Philippe; Lastic, Pierre-Yves; Daniel, Christel

2010-01-01

375

A descriptive analysis of music therapists working with consumers in substance abuse rehabilitation: Current clinical practice to guide future research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine music therapists working with consumers in treatment for substance abuse with the intention of using these data to design realistic and practical research studies and inform future music therapists of what to expect as a Board-Certified Music Therapist working with this population. The secondary purpose of this study was to assess

Michael J. Silverman

2009-01-01

376

Projected shell model description for high-spin states in neutron-rich Fe isotopes  

SciTech Connect

A systematic study of neutron-rich even-even Fe isotopes with a neutron number from 32 to 42 is carried out by using the projected shell model. Calculations are performed up to the spin I=20 state. Irregularities found in the yrast spectra and in B (E2) values are discussed in terms of neutron excitations to the high-j orbital g{sub 9/2}. Furthermore, the neutron two-quasiparticle structure of a low-K negative-parity band and the proton two-quasiparticle structure of a high-K positive-parity band are predicted to exist near the yrast region. Our study reveals a soft nature for the ground state of N{approx_equal}40 isotopes and emphasizes the important role of the neutron g{sub 9/2} orbital in determining the structure properties for both low- and high-spin states in these nuclei.

Sun Yang [Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 (United States); Yang Yingchun; Liu Hongliang [Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Kaneko, Kazunari [Department of Physics, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka 813-8503 (Japan); Hasegawa, Munetake [Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Mizusaki, Takahiro [Institute of Natural Sciences, Senshu University, Tokyo 101-8425 (Japan)

2009-11-15

377

A description of the catalog division project at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Library.  

PubMed

This paper describes the procedures used at the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia to divide its ninety-year-old dictionary card catalog. The division was necessitated by overcrowding, obsolete subject headings, and lack of a complete authority list which resulted in like materials being scattered throughout the catalog under several headings. Two catalogs were created: the historical-biographical catalog, representing all works published before 1950 and all works of historical or biographical nature; and the current catalog, containing all works published from 1950 on, excepting historical or biographical materials. The 1950- catalog was further divided into name and subject catalogs, and the subject section was revised according to MeSH. The project was completed in about two years. As a result, searching time has been much reduced, and the library is able to take advantage of the annual revisions of MeSH to update the subject catalog. PMID:1173786

Caspari, S B; Batty, E L

1975-07-01

378

A description of the catalog division project at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Library.  

PubMed Central

This paper describes the procedures used at the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia to divide its ninety-year-old dictionary card catalog. The division was necessitated by overcrowding, obsolete subject headings, and lack of a complete authority list which resulted in like materials being scattered throughout the catalog under several headings. Two catalogs were created: the historical-biographical catalog, representing all works published before 1950 and all works of historical or biographical nature; and the current catalog, containing all works published from 1950 on, excepting historical or biographical materials. The 1950- catalog was further divided into name and subject catalogs, and the subject section was revised according to MeSH. The project was completed in about two years. As a result, searching time has been much reduced, and the library is able to take advantage of the annual revisions of MeSH to update the subject catalog.

Caspari, S B; Batty, E L

1975-01-01

379

Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last two years UBC has completely revamped their introductory course for non-physics majors to present physics in terms of everyday situations and to reinforce connections between classroom physics and real-world phenomena throughout the course. One of the key changes was the incorporation of a final project where groups of students research and present on a topic of their choice related to the course. Students were asked to quantitatively model a real-world situation to make a choice or settle a dispute. At the midpoint and end of the 2008 course students were surveyed with a single transfer problem that tested students' ability to apply physics concepts in real-world contexts. The post-test showed students were more likely to engage in simple (rate)*(time) estimates rather than applying more sophisticated physics principles. Implications for instruction and future work are discussed.

Martinuk, Mathew ``Sandy''; Moll, Rachel; Kotlicki, Andrzej

2009-11-01

380

[Literature review of the subject of a research project].  

PubMed

It can be very complicated to obtain relevant information through searching the medical literature if you do not know how it is organized and indexed or if you do not know how to use the specialized databases. For a successful review of the literature, you need to know what you are looking for and the key words for an effective search of the specialized databases and libraries and especially of the internet. It is essential to critically evaluate the information selected. Finally, using a reference manager can facilitate the gathering, organization, systematization, and integration of the bibliographic references in the documents generated in the study. This article aims to provide guidelines for efficient searching for information and for accurate, critical use of the literature. It makes recommendations about strategies for managing references to help to ensure the success of a research project. PMID:21924446

Vilanova, J C

2011-09-14

381

Research Projects In Introductory Physics: Impacts On Student Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the last two years UBC has completely revamped their introductory course for non-physics majors to present physics in terms of everyday situations and to reinforce connections between classroom physics and real-world phenomena throughout the course. One of the key changes was the incorporation of a final project where groups of students research and present on a topic of their choice related to the course. Students were asked to quantitatively model a real-world situation to make a choice or settle a dispute. At the midpoint and end of the 2008 course students were surveyed with a single transfer problem that tested studentsâ ability to apply physics concepts in real-world contexts. The post-test showed students were more likely to engage in simple (rate)*(time) estimates rather than applying more sophisticated physics principles. Implications for instruction and future work are discussed.

Mathew "Sandy" Martinuk; Moll, Rachel; Kotlicki, Andrzej

2010-01-19

382

Project definition study for research facility access and science education  

SciTech Connect

This UTA/SMU project definition study describes critical customer services and research programs which draw upon SSC assets to meet regional needs in two major components: Science Education; Academic/Small Business R and D Facility Access. The location of the SSC in Texas constituted a significant stimulus to R and D activities in Texas, encouraging new initiatives in high energy physics, as well as stimulating other areas of physics and related sciences. An important aspect of maximizing the utility of the investment in the SSC should be to re-allocate SSC assets in ways that maintain that momentum. This study addresses several ways to achieve that end, extending benefits to all of physics, the sciences in general and particularly, to science education.

Rosen, S.P. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States). Coll. of Science; Teplitz, V.L. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States). Physics Dept.

1994-10-01

383

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

384

Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery. Progress review No. 80. Quarterly report, July--September, 1994  

SciTech Connect

This report contains information on petroleum enhanced recovery projects. In addition to project descriptions, contract numbers, principal investigators and project management information is included.

NONE

1995-11-01

385

Projective techniques in market research: valueless subjectivity or insightful reality? A look at the evidence for the usefulness, reliability and validity of projective techniques in market research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Projective techniques are often used in market research to help uncover findings in areas where those researched are thought to be reluctant or unable to expose their thoughts and feelings via more straightforward questioning techniques. However, how the findings from projective techniques are analysed and how valid and reliable they are is hardly touched on at all in the market

Clive Boddy

2005-01-01

386

Strengthening Teaching and Research Links: The Case of a Pollution Exposure Inquiry Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years there has been a move towards the strengthening of teaching and research links in the undergraduate curriculum. Inquiry-based learning offers an opportunity for students to engage in research tasks and consequently students can develop valuable research skills, as well as working on projects aligned to staff research interests. This paper describes a third-year undergraduate geography inquiry project

Rachel Spronken-Smith; Simon Kingham

2009-01-01

387

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

388

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

389

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 ...

390

An Undergraduate Research Project within the ALFALFA Collaboration.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA (ALFALFA) project is an ongoing high sensitivity HI line survey with the 305m Arecibo telescope that will cover 7000 square degrees of sky and is expected to detect some 20,000 HI sources (Giovanelli et al. 2005, AJ in press, astro-ph/0508301). ALFALFA will make major contributions to the understanding of the structure and evolution of galaxies in the local Universe. In July 2005 an Undergraduate Research Workshop was held at Union College, Schenectady (see poster by Koopmann et al.). Participants included 14 undergraduate students, 2 graduate students, and 9 faculty members from 7 universities, in addition to the Director of the Arecibo Observatory Visitor Center. In preparation for the meeting, the students worked as a team in preparing and submitting an observing proposal to the Observatory, thus experiencing the rigorous process of matching science goals to instrumentation and other realities of the time allocation process. In addition to a mini-course on science and technical issues, students engaged in an observing session with the Arecibo telescope, which was carried out remotely and interactively from the lecture room at Union College. The region observed included a nearby loose group of galaxies, LGG 362, dominated by NGC 5363/5364. The group is an example of an intermediate galaxy density environment. As part of the workshop, the data were processed and the scientific analysis started. This poster presents the results of those observations and analysis. This research was supported by the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, which is operated by Cornell University under a management agreement with the National Science Foundation, and partially by NSF/AST-0307661, NSF/AST-0435697 and a Brinson Foundation grant. JA and CAP gratefully acknowledge the Arecibo Observatory and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation at the UPR for assistance for this research.

Ayala, J. A.; Stilp, A.; Patel, N.; Altaf, A.; Goldstein, J.; Forsyth, C.; Gillin, M.; Mahmood, B.; Read, J.; Vucic, L.; Mullan, B.; Walsh, B.; Wortel, S.; Stierwalt, S.; Kent, B. R.; Alonso, J. L.; Balonek, T. J.; Giovanelli, R.; Haynes, M. P.; Hoffman, G. L.; Koopmann, R. A.; Marr, J.; O'Donoghue, A.; Pantoja, C. A.; Salzer, J. J.

2005-12-01

391

National Health Museum-Access Excellence: Backyard Birding-Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by Access Excellence at the National Health Museum, the Backyard Birding -- Research Project was created by Monte Vista high school teacher Stan Hitomi. This hands-on project is targeted towards high school-aged life science and biology students and can be adapted to run from between two months to an entire year. The project emphasizes research, cooperative learning, and community outreach skills as students construct bird feeders, maintain a journal, design a research project, and communicate findings via multi-media poster presentations. The site provides a project outline including information on background, materials needed, project instructions, data analysis, and more.

Hitomi, Stan

392

The Project Method Approach: An Integrated Teaching Tool in Marketing Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the integrative role of the project method approach in marketing research. Using the six-step framework of the marketing research process, the article illustrates the effective execution of the project method approach and shows how the project method not only fosters at least 10 useful managerial skills but also incorporates the traditional lecture, case analysis, and games and

Naresh K. Malhotra; Armen Tashchian; Arun K. Jam

1989-01-01

393

Using a Community Based Project to Link Teaching and Research: the Bourne Stream Partnership  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper demonstrates that integrating research into the curriculum can help to enhance the overall student learning experience. The Bourne Stream Partnership is a local community-based project which has provided environmental & geographical science students with the opportunity to work on live projects within a variety of contexts including work placements, research projects and assignment work. This work has helped

Anita Shah; Emma Treby

2006-01-01

394

Using "Household Chemistry Projects" To Develop Research Skills and To Teach Scientific Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a project that was designed to teach scientific writing but also proved to be useful in teaching general research skills. Involves students designing and conducting their own research projects using common household chemicals and equipment available in their homes. Discusses project structure, pedagogy, and outcomes. (JRH)

Schmidt, Michael H.

1997-01-01

395

Maternal and Child Health Research Program. Completed Projects 1989, 1990, and 1991.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication describes 33 research projects supported by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau and completed in 1989, 1990, and 1991. It is the third edition in a series of collected abstracts of completed maternal and child health research projects. Each project abstract contains the name of the grantee, name and address of the…

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Arlington, VA.

396

Screening family planning needs: an operations research project in Guatemala.  

PubMed

BACKGROUND: Public sector health care providers in rural Guatemala have infrequently offered family planning information and services in routine visits. This operations research project tested a strategy to modify certain practices that prevent health workers from proactively screening clients' needs and meeting them. METHODS: The research design was quasi-experimental with a pretest-posttest-follow-up comparison group design. Health districts, which comprise health centers and posts, were purposively assigned to intervention or comparison groups to assure comparability of the two groups. The strategy was based on a job-aid designed to guide health workers in screening clients' reproductive intentions and family planning needs, help them to offer contraceptive methods if the woman expressed interest, and facilitate the provision of the method chosen at the time of the visit. The strategy was implemented at intervention sites during a period of six months. Upon completion of post-intervention measurements, the strategy was scaled up to the comparison sites, and a follow-up assessment was conducted nine months later. Results were evaluated by conducting three rounds of exit interviews with women exposed to the risk of unwanted pregnancy. RESULTS: Study results showed a two to five-fold increase in providers' screening of clients' reproductive intentions. The proportion of clients who received information about contraceptives increased from 8% at the baseline to 42% immediately post-intervention, and 36% at the follow-up survey. The intervention also proved successful in improving the role service providers play in offering women a chance to ask questions and assisting women in making a selection. The proportion of women who received a method, referral or appointment increased and remained high in the intervention group, although no change was seen in the comparison group after their participation in the strategy. CONCLUSION: The easy-to-use job aid developed for this project proved useful for screening clients' needs and reducing providers' reluctance to discuss family planning with clients and offer contraceptive services. Such family planning screening devices can be useful in traditional settings where both providers and clients shy away from discussing family planning issues. PMID:15132752

Mendez, Francisco; Lopez, Felipe; Brambila, Carlos; Burkhart, Marianne

2004-05-01

397

The ORCHID Project - Using Operational Research to build Partnerships for Community Health Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ORCHID Project is a collaborative venture between the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College Cork and the Northside Initiative in Community Health (NICHE) Project, a community health development project, which serves the Knocknaheeny\\/Hollyhill area of North Cork. The ORCHID Project has used the problem structuring methods of new paradigm Operational Research, in combination with traditional analytic

Colin Thunhurst; Mary Cronin; Margaret Curtin

398

Pre-Service Science Teachers' Understandings of Classroom Research and the Problems in Conducting Classroom Research Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research paper explores pre-service science teachers' understandings of classroom research, problems in conducting classroom research and the supports that pre-service science teachers need from their cooperating teachers to help them conduct a classroom research project during the internship period. The participants in this study are 19…

Jantarakantee, Ekgapoom; Roadrangka, Vantipa; Clarke, Anthony

2012-01-01

399

Minority University Research and Education Programs Small Projects  

NASA Website

[Faculty Higher Education] [Available: Nationally] MSP's mission is to fund innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, projects that address Higher Education portfolio gaps within NASA's MUREP priorities. Projects ...

400

Safety Concerns in Student Research and Independent Study Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses safety concerns related to independent study projects at both school and off-campus sites. Provides questions to evaluate and manage student projects and cites important procedural steps to promote student safety, enhance educational return, and limit teacher liability.

Gerlovich, Jack A.

1986-01-01

401

Characterization and supporting research for in-situ coal-gasification research and development project plan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Of the remaining problems with undergound coal gasification (UCG) technology, perhaps the most significant is the inability to reliably forecast test results. Experience now indicates that to anticipate test results, one must be able to forecast the evolving shape of the underground reaction zone. Further, the most important factors governing this cavity growth may be the initial site and process conditions. A research plan which is designed to provide the needed UCG characterization in terms of cavity growth as determined by the nature of the UCG site is described. Laboratory and small-scale field investigations are proposed which should: define the characteristics of sites that are suitable for UCG; identify and quantify the key process factors; and develop mathematical models which can be used to forecast site-specific test results. Included are task descriptions and objectives, time scales, and budget estimates.

Love, S. L.

1982-08-01

402

Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration Project, Annual Report 2002.  

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 (Moser et al. 2002), thus effecting larval recruitment in the basin (Moser and Close in press). Adult Pacific lamprey also declined in numbers in the Umatilla River, a tributary of the Columbia River (Close and Jackson 2001). 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 (Close 1999). 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 2002.

Close, David; Aronsuu, Kimmo; Jackson, Aaron

2003-07-01

403

Oil Stop Valve : Oil Spill Containment Research and Development Project.  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the research and development project conducted by the Civil Engineering Section, Division of Substation and Control Engineering, to determine the effectiveness of the oil stop valve for use in the Bonneville Power Administration's Oil Spill Containment and Countermeasure Program. The most attractive alternative to lagoons and separator tanks was found in the oil stop valve manufactured by AFL/Clark Industries of Riviera Beach, Florida. This small, direct-acting and relatively inexpensive valve requires little maintenance and can either be employed independently, using existing drain lines for effluent storage, or in conjunction with oil separator tanks and lagoon systems. The AFL/Clark valve requires no power and has only one moving part, a ballasted float having a specific gravity between that of oil and water. In water, the float rides above the throat of the discharge pipe allowing water to flow out. When oil enters the water the float begins losing its relative bouyancy and sinks until it seats itself over the throat of the outlet, closing the valve. Usually installed in a manhole within a typical storm drainage system, the valve backs spilled oil into drainways and contains it for temporary storage within the switchyard.

Bourn, Robert D.

1982-07-01

404

Problem-Based and Project-Oriented Learning. An Efficient Way to Implement Research Based Teaching in Power Electronic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Power electronics is an emerging technology. New applications are added every year as well as the power handling capabilities is steadily increasing. One example is renewable energy, which is efficiently enabled by power electronics. The demands to the education of engineers in this field are also increasing. Generally, the content of the curriculum should be more expanded without extra study time. This paper presents a teaching approach, which very fast makes it possible for the students to obtain in-depth skills into new research areas, and this method is the problem-oriented and project-based learning. The necessary skills for power electronic engineers are outlined that is followed up by a description on how the problem-oriented and project-based learning are implemented. A complete curriculum in power electronics and drives at Aalborg University is presented where different power electronics related projects at different study levels are finally presented.

Blaabjerg, Frede; Teodorescu, Remus; Chen, Zhe

405

Original Research Projects: A Major Component of an Undergraduate Microbiology Course  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a new teaching strategy employed in a senior-level microbiology course where up to 25 students are introduced to and conduct semester-long original research projects. The paper presents examples of several student projects. Overall,

Mclean, Robert J.

1999-09-01

406

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

407

Applying prototype for software engineering in pilot project of research tracking system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The prototyping is the efficient method from many methodologies of software engineering approaches. The traditional waterfall model is suitable for the well understanding requirement and large project. The pilot project of research tracking system had never been established before in University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC). The staffs in the research department manually manage the research tracking system

Waralak Vongdoiwang Siricharoen

2012-01-01

408

Teaching, Learning and Assessing HRD: Findings from a BMAF/UFHRD Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This paper seeks to analyse and explore the results of a research project, which aimed to identify recent and current research on TLA within HRD programmes. From that base the project also intended to identify areas for future research and a basis for establishing a Special Interest Group. Design/methodology/approach: A comprehensive…

Sambrook, Sally; Stewart, Jim

2010-01-01

409

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

410

Technology Base Research project for electrochemical energy storage report for 1982  

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. 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 objective of the

Kinoshita

1983-01-01

411

Research on the Project Approval Evaluation Index System of Science and Technology Industrialization Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project approval evaluation of science and technology industrialization projects are the important stage in evaluate the industrialized value and judge the industrialized condition of scientific and technological achievements. This paper analysis the deficiency in the evaluate logic, contents, operability of the current project approval evaluation of science and technology industrialization projects, according to the principles of objectivity, attainability and

Shui-li Yang; Peng-gang Dong; Rui Lv; Ting Qin

2009-01-01

412

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

413

Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Classification and Description in Research Natural Areas of Southeastern Idaho  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pinyon-juniper and juniper woodland vegetation oc­ curs at the northern extent of its range in Idaho. In a nationwide study Idaho-endemic woodland communities are recognized as both the most rare and most poorly understood. To assist with their identification and description, and assess.ment of their conserva­ tion status, pinyon- and juniper-dominated woodland communities were sampled in Bureau of Land Management

Steven K. Rust

414

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.

415

Solar project description  

Microsoft Academic Search

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° angle to the horizontal. The collectors are piped in reverse return with insulated copper branch piping. The collectors are attached

Hale

1979-01-01

416

Intelligent Decision Support System and its Application in Science Research Project Selection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science research project selection is an important task for organizations with project management. It is a complicated multi-stage decision-making process, which involves groups of decision makers. Current research on research project selection mainly focuses on mathematical decision models and their applications, but ignores the organizational aspect of the decision-making process. This paper proposes an intelligent decision support system (IDSS) for

Zhu Weidong; Guan Shiping

2009-01-01

417

Applied Research Offers Undergraduate Students Experience and Ideas for Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a NASA-funded project that has provided students in engineering technology, computer science, geographic information sciences, and mathematics at A&M-CC with technical experience and ideas for graduate and undergraduate projects. The project involves the development of a remotely-controlled, shallow-draft vehicle designed as a supplemental tool for our studies of the South Texas coastal waters. The system transmits environmental

Rafic Bachnak; Alex Sadovsky; Gary Jefferess; Stacey Lyle

2006-01-01

418

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

419

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

420

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

421

Modular Pebble Bed Reactor Project, University Research Consortium Annual Report  

SciTech Connect

This project is developing a fundamental conceptual design for a gas-cooled, modular, pebble bed reactor. Key technology areas associated with this design are being investigated which intend to address issues concerning fuel performance, safety, core neutronics and proliferation resistance, economics and waste disposal. Research has been initiated in the following areas: · Improved fuel particle performance · Reactor physics · Economics · Proliferation resistance · Power conversion system modeling · Safety analysis · Regulatory and licensing strategy Recent accomplishments include: · Developed four conceptual models for fuel particle failures that are currently being evaluated by a series of ABAQUS analyses. Analytical fits to the results are being performed over a range of important parameters using statistical/factorial tools. The fits will be used in a Monte Carlo fuel performance code, which is under development. · A fracture mechanics approach has been used to develop a failure probability model for the fuel particle, which has resulted in significant improvement over earlier models. · Investigation of fuel particle physio-chemical behavior has been initiated which includes the development of a fission gas release model, particle temperature distributions, internal particle pressure, migration of fission products, and chemical attack of fuel particle layers. · A balance of plant, steady-state thermal hydraulics model has been developed to represent all major components of a MPBR. Component models are being refined to accurately reflect transient performance. · A comparison between air and helium for use in the energy-conversion cycle of the MPBR has been completed and formed the basis of a master’s degree thesis. · Safety issues associated with air ingress are being evaluated. · Post shutdown, reactor heat removal characteristics are being evaluated by the Heating-7 code. · PEBBED, a fast deterministic neutronic code package suitable for numerous repetitive calculations has been developed. Use of the code has focused on scoping studies for MPBR design features and proliferation issues. Publication of an archival journal article covering this work is being prepared. · Detailed gas reactor physics calculations have also been performed with the MCNP and VSOP codes. Furthermore, studies on the proliferation resistance of the MPBR fuel cycle has been initiated using these code · Issues identified during the MPBR research has resulted in a NERI proposal dealing with turbo-machinery design being approved for funding beginning in FY01. Two other NERI proposals, dealing with the development of a burnup “meter” and modularization techniques, were also funded in which the MIT team will be a participant. · A South African MPBR fuel testing proposal is pending ($7.0M over nine years).

Petti, David Andrew

2000-07-01

422

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

423

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

424

Parent Imprisonment and Child Socialization Research Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conducted in response to the 7% increase in black female single-parent families during 1970 to 1975, this project systematically investigates the impact of parent-absence on the socialization of black children. Divided into four separate studies, the project concentrates on (1) community-social variables related to black parent-absent families;…

Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Psychology.

425

Cost estimation for cross-organizational ERP projects: research perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many methods for estimating size, effort, schedule and other cost aspects of IS projects, but only one specifically developed for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (67) and none for simultaneous, interdependent ERP projects in a cross-organizational context. The objective of this paper is to sketch the problem domain of cross-organizational ERP cost estimation, to survey available solutions, and to

Maya Daneva; Roel Wieringa; J. Bieman

2008-01-01

426

Avionics Technology Contract Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document reports on Phase I of a project that examined the occupation of avionics technician, established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. Results of this phase provide the basic information required to develop the program standards and to guide and set up the committee structure to guide the project. Section 1…

Sappe', Hoyt; Squires, Shiela S.

427

Research on the description and design model of the emergency organization system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on the emergency organization which is helpful to the reply of emergencies is an important direction in the field of emergency management. Computational and mathematical organization theory (CMOT) is a scientific area in which research members study organizations by using computational and mathematical methodologies. The application of CMOT to the study of emergency organizations is proposed in this paper,

Xin Ye; Junfeng Ma; Hui Li

2009-01-01

428

Technology-Base Research Project for Electrochemical Energy Storage Report for 1981.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Technology Base Research (TBR) Project provides the applied research base that supports all Department of Energy (DOE) electrochemical energy storage applications: electric vehicles, electric load-leveling, storage of solar electricity, and energy and...

F. McLarnon

1982-01-01

429

PRE-QAPP AGREEMENT (PQA) AND ANALYTICAL METHOD CHECKLISTS (AMCS): TOOLS FOR PLANNING RESEARCH PROJECTS  

EPA Science Inventory

The Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division (LRPCD) QA Manager strives to assist LRPCD researchers in developing functional planning documents for their research projects. As part of the planning process, several pieces of information are needed, including information re...

430

Inventory of Government-Supported Research Projects on Foreign Affairs. Volume 3: Europe.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Inventory of Government-Supported Research Projects on Foreign Affairs is prepared annually for the Under Secretaries Subconnnittee on Foreign Affairs Research (USC/FAR). The subcommittee was established in 1971 pursuant to a Presidential directive th...

1975-01-01

431

Pavilion Lake Research Project: Understanding the Conditions for Microbialite Growth and Development in Pavilion Lake, Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Pavilion Lake Research Project has been working to understand microbialite morphogenesis in Pavilion Lake and the potential for biosignature preservation in these carbonate rocks. We present a synopsis of the PLRP's research findings to date.

D. S. S. Lim; A. L. Brady; R. Shepard; M. M. Marinova; A. Forrest; M. Wilhelm; Z. Cardman; B. Cowie; O. Chan; B. Laval; G. F. Slater; A. Trembanis; D. Y. Sumner; I. Hawes; D. Andersen; M. L. Gernhardt; R. Arnold; D. Reid; C. P. McKay

2010-01-01

432

ORNL projects for the NRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. March 1985 monthly highlights  

Microsoft Academic Search

Highlights of technical progress during March 1985 are presented for ORNL research projects for the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. Areas covered include engineering technology, accident evaluation, risk analysis and operations, and radiation programs and earth sciences. (GHT)

A. P. Malinauskas; S. G. Winslow

1985-01-01

433

NIH-Funded Research: Therapeutic Human Fetal Tissue Transplantation Projects Meet Federal Requirements.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Therapeutic human fetal tissue transplantation is a promising area of research that may have application for a broad range of diseases, such as juvenile diabetes and leukemia. Current federally funded research projects use fetal tissue-cells from elective...

1997-01-01

434

Government Research and Development Summaries: Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Nuclear, TE, TI, Solar, and Magnetohydrodynamic Project Briefs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Government Research and Development Summaries now available from NTIS are project Briefs prepared by the Interagency Advanced Power Group. They describe the status of all programs in the fields of advanced power research, development and engineering. ...

1987-01-01

435

Primo Progetto di Ricerca Sulla Sclerosi Multipla (First Research Project on Multiple Sclerosis).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The research project is subdivided into the following subprojects: (1) Etiopathogenesis; (2) Clinical epidemiological and assistance studies. Following the call for proposal of the year 1995, 44 research proposal were funded, as outlined in the operationa...

G. Levi

1996-01-01

436

Project INSPIRE-HBCU Undergraduate Collaborative Summer Training Program to Inspire Students in Prostate Cancer Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overall goal of Project INSPIRE is to provide continuum of opportunities including didactic and meaningful research experience and training in basic, biomedical, clinical and/or population sciences research for promising undergraduate students enrolle...

N. Kumar

2007-01-01

437

The Second Life Researcher Toolkit - An Exploration of Inworld Tools, Methods and Approaches for Researching Educational Projects in Second Life  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Academics are beginning to explore the educational potential of Second LifeTM (SL) by setting up inworld educational activities and projects. Given the relative novelty of the use of virtual world environments in higher education many such projects are still at pilot stage. However the initial pilot and experimentation stage will have to be followed by a rigorous evaluation process as for more traditional teaching projects. The chapter addresses issues about SL research tools and research methods. It introduces a "researcher toolkit" that includes: the various stages in the evaluation of SL educational projects and the theoretical framework that can inform such projects; an outline of the inworld tools that can be utilised or customised for academic research purposes; a review of methods for collecting feedback from participants and of the main ethical issues involved in researching virtual world environments; a discussion on the technical skills required to operate a research project in SL. The chapter also offers an indication of the inworld opportunities for the dissemination of SL research findings.

Moschini, Elena

438

Factors influencing clinical students' perceptions of an embedded research project and associated publication output.  

PubMed

In this article, we describe student perceptions of the value of a short, compulsory research project embedded in a clinical degree program, the research output in terms of publications, and the factors influencing this. It was hypothesized that student attitudes toward the project, student perceptions of how much the project contributed to their generic skills, and the number of publications submitted or prepared for submission would be associated with perceived quality of supervision, perceived difficulty of the project, career plans, and attitude before commencement of the project. We explored this using a questionnaire comprising 30 questions that included demographics, Likert scales, and categorical responses. Student attitudes toward research were found to be associated with student attitude before the start of the project, perceived difficulty of the project, perceived quality of supervision, and perceived relevance to the profession. Students thought that the research project contributed most to the skills of "information gathering" and "critical evaluation" and the least to "teamwork," "problem solving," and "oral communication." Research output was significantly linked to perceived quality of supervision and the help students received with data analysis and data collection, though not with the project report itself. In conclusion, although the success of the research project was influenced by many factors, the perceived quality of supervision influenced all three outcome measures. Therefore it is clear that optimization of this aspect offers the most scope for enhancing the student learning experience. PMID:23709108

Weller, Renate; May, Stephen A

2013-01-01

439

Project "phobos-grunt": Instruments for scientific research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article provides an overview of the scientific objectives of the project Phobos-Grunt. The set of scientific instruments installed on board the spacecraft is discussed and the main problems to be resolved using these devices.

Zelenyi, L. M.; Zakharov, A. V.

2012-12-01

440

Magma Energy Research Project, FY80 annual progress report  

SciTech Connect

The technical feasibility of extracting energy from magma bodies is explored. Five aspects of the project are studied: resource location and definition, source tapping, magma characterization, magma/material compatibility, and energy extraction.

Colp, J.L. (ed.)

1982-04-01

441

Government Research and Development Summaries: Mechanical Project Briefs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Mechanical Project Briefs describe the status of all R and D programs submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in energy conversion to mechanical hydraulic, and pneumatic energy, including working fluids, materials, heat transf...

1995-01-01

442

Government Research and Development Summaries: Mechanical Project Briefs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Mechanical Project Briefs describe the status of all R&D programs submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in energy conversion to mechanical hydraulic, and pneumatic energy, including working fluids, materials, heat transfer p...

1988-01-01

443

Government Research and Development Summaries: Mechanical Project Briefs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Mechanical Project Briefs describe the status of all R and D programs submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in energy conversion to mechanical hydraulic, and pneumatic energy, including working fluids, materials, heat transf...

1989-01-01

444

Government Research and Development Summaries: Mechanical Project Briefs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Mechanical Project Briefs describe the status of all R&D programs submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in energy conversion to mechanical hydraulic, and pneumatic energy, including working fluids, materials, heat transfer p...

1987-01-01

445

Geothermal Energy Research and Development Program; Project Summaries  

SciTech Connect

This is an internal DOE Geothermal Program document. This document contains summaries of projects related to exploration technology, reservoir technology, drilling technology, conversion technology, materials, biochemical processes, and direct heat applications. [DJE-2005

None

1994-03-01

446

American Zoo and Aquarium Association Multi-Institutional Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Summarizes the results of a literature review of the level of conservation-related knowledge, attitudes, affect, and behavior among visitors to zoos and aquariums. Includes some details of the pilot project related to the literature review. (DDR)|

Dierking, Lynn D.

2001-01-01

447

Research and Teaching: An Experimental Project Approach to Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the study described in this article, the author examined the educational benefits of an experimental project approach to students taking the last course of the introductory sequence, Biology 103. Educational benefits were defined in terms of analytical

Petersen, Chris E.

2000-11-01

448

The Sustainable Development Research of Copula System on Real Estate Project Operation Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The key quality of the real estate project operation environment is decided whether to realize the sustainable development. This paper takes that establishes the system model on project operation environment as a foundation; takes the non-linear dynamics theory as the tool, deeply researches the feedback mechanism between real estate project operation system and economic system, discuss of the coordination evolution

Zhang Jingmin; Chen Liwen; Sun Weifeng

2010-01-01

449

Administering Research and Demonstration Projects Aimed at Promoting Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Southern Regional Quality Improvement Center for Child Protection, funded by the Children's Bureau is administering research and demonstration projects in public child welfare agencies in four states to test models of structured clinical supervision in achieving organizational, social worker and client outcomes. These projects represent an attempt to promote evidence-based practice in the public agency. These projects are discussed

Crystal Collinscamargo

2007-01-01

450

The Colorado Front Range Ecosystem Management Research Project: Accomplishments to Date  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article briefly describes the goals and objectives for the Colorado Front Range Ecosystem Management Project (FREM). Research under this project has addressed both biophysical and human dimensions problems relating to ecosystem management in the Colorado Front Range. Results of completed work are described, and the status of the ongoing demonstration project at Manitou Experimental Forest is given. The Colorado

Brian Kent; Wayne D. Shepperd; Deborah J. Shields

2000-01-01

451

Ethical Review of Undergraduate Student Research Projects: A Proportionate, Transparent and Efficient Process?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate research projects in the life sciences encompass a broad range of studies, some of which may require the participation of human subjects or other activities which may raise ethical concerns. As universities are accountable for all projects undertaken under their auspices they must ensure that these projects adhere to legal…

Hack, Catherine J.

2012-01-01

452

A Directory of Research and Curriculum Development Projects in Social Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This directory is designed as a reference for the educator on the activities of the new social studies research and curriculum development projects. It is not an analysis or an evaluation; it merely reports the information supplied by the 100 various projects --name, director, address, purpose, grade, subject, and products. These projects cover…

Lester, Sid; And Others

453

Ethical Review of Undergraduate Student Research Projects: A Proportionate, Transparent and Efficient Process?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Undergraduate research projects in the life sciences encompass a broad range of studies, some of which may require the participation of human subjects or other activities which may raise ethical concerns. As universities are accountable for all projects undertaken under their auspices they must ensure that these projects adhere to legal…

Hack, Catherine J.

2012-01-01

454

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...implementing appropriate outreach activities. 3. Fusion Energy The magnetic fusion energy program is an applied research and development...information required to design and construct magnetic fusion energy systems. This goal is pursued by three...

2007-01-01

455

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...implementing appropriate outreach activities. 3. Fusion Energy The magnetic fusion energy program is an applied research and development...information required to design and construct magnetic fusion energy systems. This goal is pursued by three...

2012-01-01

456

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...implementing appropriate outreach activities. 3. Fusion Energy The magnetic fusion energy program is an applied research and development...information required to design and construct magnetic fusion energy systems. This goal is pursued by three...

2008-01-01

457

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...implementing appropriate outreach activities. 3. Fusion Energy The magnetic fusion energy program is an applied research and development...information required to design and construct magnetic fusion energy systems. This goal is pursued by three...

2011-01-01

458

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...

2009-01-01

459

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...

2010-01-01

460

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...engineering problems in the energy technologies. Long-term research topics of current interest include: foundations of bioprocessing...technologies, risk assessment, energy/environment and other timely topics. The purpose of the program is the development and use of...

2013-01-01

461

National Environmental Research Institute R and D projects 1994.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The publication provides detailed information on the current research activities of the National Environmental Research Institute (NERI, Denmark). NERI operates under the Danish Ministry of the Environment with the task of carrying out both strategic and ...

H. Christensen

1994-01-01

462

38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...available for use in rehabilitation programs for veterans. For this purpose, VA may conduct research and development, provide support for research and development, or both conduct and provide support for the development and conduct of: (1)...

2013-07-01

463

Research Training of Undergraduates through BioMEMS Senior Design Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bio Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS) is a multidisciplinary research field that closely integrates engineering with physics, chemistry, and biology. This emerging technology has an innovative effect on many areas of science and engineering. Research in BioMEMS generally occurs at the graduate level, due to its multidisciplinary nature. At the University of Cincinnati we have developed a number of courses in order to introduce graduate students to this topic. However, little focus has been given to the undergraduate experience. To address this concern, graduate students along with their faculty advisor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have been using the required senior project to teach research methods in order to give undergraduate students a chance to experience BioMEMS-related research. This paper will discuss some of the research-oriented senior projects in the BioMEMS field as examples. A unique aspect of these projects is the focus on extended problem-based real-world learning examples. The senior design project gives students a unique opportunity to undertake a research project similar to that which would be expected in a Masters level program. This allows preparing to be more successful as they move onto graduate research studies. Throughout the year, students submit periodic progress reports and give presentations summarizing their research efforts, current problems, and future directions, providing an opportunity for real-time feedback and tailored guidance leading to more successful project outcomes. The undergraduate students who worked on the projects not only completed their research project goals, but also submitted abstracts of their work to international research conferences, and two students extended their research as NSF Research Experience Undergraduate (REU) students through the summer term prior to continuing on to graduate school. The success of these research-oriented senior design projects is encouraging and we propose extending this opportunity to motivate students enrolled in related programs such as biology, chemistry, and other engineering disciplines.

Lee, Jin-Hwan; Bhagat, Ali A.; Davis, Karen

2009-09-01

464

Student Perceptions of an EFL Undergraduate Research Writing Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Undergraduate research paper has long been a tradition in US freshman composition programs, although whether the research paper should or can be taught in the English department continues to be debated. In many of the English departments in Taiwan, students are also required to compose a research paper for their composition class. However, there…

Yeh, Chun-Chun

2009-01-01

465

SOLERAS - University Research Project. Progress report 1, December 1984  

SciTech Connect

Progress to date on each of the research efforts in direct solar energy applications at public and private institutions of higher education and research in the United States is addressed. Some research topics covered include: concentrating optics for PV conversion; wind power; solar ponds; photosynthesis; amorphous silicon alloys; passive cooling; crystal growth of gallium arsenides; and solar insolation.

Not Available

1984-12-01

466

Living Action Research: Authoring Identities through YaYa Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the authors' experiences living action research through an art therapy activity known as YaYa that involved creating and sharing visual representations of themselves as beginning researchers. This activity was part of a graduate course on education action research and students in the course found the activity transformative.…

Nicol, Cynthia; Moore, Janet; Zappa, Sandra; Yusyp, Maryjanne; Sasges, Marise

2004-01-01

467

Characterization and supporting research for in-situ coal-gasification research and development project plan  

SciTech Connect

Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is an emerging technology with the potential for greatly increasing the usable coal supply in the USA. Of the remaining problems with this technology, perhaps the most significant is the inability to reliably forecast test results. Experience now indicates that to anticipate test results, one must be able to forecast the evolving shape of the underground reaction zone. Further, the most important factors governing this cavity growth may be the initial site and process conditions. This document describes a research plan which is designed to provide the needed UCG characterization in terms of cavity growth as determined by the nature of the UCG site. Laboratory and small-scale field investigations are proposed which should: (1) define the characteristics of sites that are suitable for UCG; (2) identify and quantify the key process factors; and (3) develop mathematical models which can be used to forecast site-specific test results. Included in this document are task descriptions and objectives, time scales, and budget estimates. Some of the activities described are underway, and pertinent results to date are discussed.

Love, S.L.

1982-08-01

468

"It's Really Making a Difference": How Small-Scale Research Projects Can Enhance Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Following an internal evaluation exercise, using Action Research, this paper identifies the positive impact of small-scale research projects on teaching and learning at a single case study UK University. Clear evidence is given of how the projects benefited students and staff, and enhanced institutional culture. Barriers to better practice are…

Dexter, Barbara; Seden, Roy

2012-01-01

469

What They Take with Them: Findings from the Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Through the Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project (PWTARP), the authors have set out to explore and document what peer tutors take with them from their training and experience. The Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project has made it possible for the authors to sample and analyze more systematically the reflections of 126 former tutors…

Hughes, Bradley; Gillespie, Paula; Kail, Harvey

2010-01-01

470

Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds—A Research-Based Curriculum for Talented Elementary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

To date, there has been very little research-based mathematics curriculum for talented elementary students. Yet the gifted education and mathematics literature suggest support for curriculum that is both enriched and accelerated with a focus on developing conceptual understanding and mathematical thinking. Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds is a 5-year Javits research grant project designed to create curriculum units with these

M. Katherine Gavin; Tutita M. Casa; Jill L. Adelson; Susan R. Carroll; Linda Jensen Sheffield; Ann Marie Spinelli

2007-01-01

471

Monarch Monitoring: A Teacher/Student/Scientist Research Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This project was a field research experience designed to enhance the capacity of middle and high school teachers to incorporate active research into their classroom teaching. Evaluation was designed for both formative and summative purposes. All activities in the project had the goal of using inquiry-based learning in the classroom. Teams of one…

Freeman, Carol; Jeanpierre, Bobby

472

Success in Forensic Science Research and Other Collaborative Projects: Meeting Your Partners’ Expectations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forensic science is increasingly used in civil and criminal investigations and court proceedings. Over the past decade there has been a marked increase in the number of large collaborative and interagency research projects looking at the effectiveness of forensic science. Whether these large inter- agency projects will be successful is based on two fundamentals: whether the research produces quality outputs

Sally F. Kelty; Roberta Julian

2011-01-01

473

Obstacles to European research projects with data and tissue: Solutions and further challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most European biomedical research projects are about data. Research with tissue is about data as well; data will accompany the tissue, and data will be derived from analysing the tissue. Data can be merged with data from various sources, copied and re-analysed in the context of European projects. Privacy enhancing technologies (PET) should be used for transferring data from participating

Evert-Ben van Veen

2008-01-01

474

"It's Really Making a Difference": How Small-Scale Research Projects Can Enhance Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following an internal evaluation exercise, using Action Research, this paper identifies the positive impact of small-scale research projects on teaching and learning at a single case study UK University. Clear evidence is given of how the projects benefited students and staff, and enhanced institutional culture. Barriers to better practice are…

Dexter, Barbara; Seden, Roy

2012-01-01

475

A Research Agenda for the Eighties: Information Professionals Offer Priorities for Future Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The nine subcategories and 20 specific projects within five research areas in library and information science which are summarized were identified by information specialists who evaluated and assigned priorities to nearly 100 proposed research projects prepared by Cuadra Associates, Inc. Participants in the four-day meeting are listed. (RBF)|

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 1981

1981-01-01

476

The 5th World Environmental Education Congress, 2009: A Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper contextualizes the 5th World Environmental Education Congress, discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the Congress theme "Earth Our Common Home," and relates this theorizing to the research project that was woven through the Congress. We provide a rationale for engaging in this research project, as an invitation for Congress…

Jickling, Bob; Sauve, Lucie; Briere, Laurence; Niblett, Blair; Root, Emily

2010-01-01

477

Prairie View A&M/Baylor College of Medicine SMART Summer Undergraduate Prostate Cancer Research Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The goal of this project is to encourage undergraduates to enter careers in prostate cancer research. This project involves BCM faculty presentations at Prairie View A & M University and a 9 week summer prostate cancer research experience at BCM for up to...

B. G. Slaughter N. L. Weigel

2009-01-01

478

Prairie View A&M/Baylor College of Medicine SMART Summer Undergraduate Prostate Cancer Research Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The goal of this project is to encourage undergraduates to enter careers in prostate cancer research. This project involves BCM faculty presentations at Prairie View A & M University and a 9 week summer prostate cancer research experience at BCM for up to...

B. G. Slaughter N. L. Weigel

2008-01-01

479

Prairie View A&M/Baylor College of Medicine SMART Summer Undergraduate Prostate Cancer Research Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The goal of this project is to encourage undergraduates to enter careers in prostate cancer research. This project involves BCM faculty presentations at Prairie View A & M University and a 9 week summer prostate cancer research experience at BCM for 5 und...

B. G. Slaughter N. L. Weigel

2007-01-01

480

Improve the Science and Engineering Students' Creative Ability Through Research Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a synthetic training procedure and method, science and technology research project can directly affect the training quality of our university students. Always aimed at resolving the real problem, research projects can implement valid summing-up and improvement of the knowledge learned in class. In this paper, we analyzed the phenomenon and status of university students. Then, the requirement and expectation

Yunzhou Zhang; Chengdong Wu; Hao Chu; Xiaozhe Wang

2010-01-01

481

Bureau of Mines oil shale data bank. Part III. Recent research projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The data bank was created in 1976 to serve as a centralized source for the storage, retrieval, and dissemination of technical literature, patents, and information on research projects in oil shale. Thousands of bibliographic references, patents, and research projects relating to the mining of oil shale have been identified, abstracted, and indexed according to selected keyword topics. The resulting data

R. E. Thill; D. N. West; K. S. Radcliffe; O. M. Peterson

1981-01-01

482

Projective techniques in US marketing and management research : The influence of The Achievement Motive  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the use of projective techniques for published marketing and management research in the USA. The paper emphasizes the influence that McClelland, Atkinson, Clark and Lowell's study, The Achievement Motive (1953), has had on subsequent research. That work applied quantitative analysis to responses obtained using projective techniques. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approaches used in this

Lawrence Soley

2010-01-01

483

An overview of the PICASSO project research activities in speaker verification for telephone applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a general overview of the current research activities in the European PICASSO project on speaker verification for telephone applications. First, the general formalism used by the project is described. Then the scientific issues under focus are discussed in detail. Finally, the paper briefly describes the Picassoft research platform. Along the article, entry points to more specific work

Frédéric Bimbot; Mats Blomberg; Louis BOVES; Gérard Chollet; Cédric Jaboulet; Bruno Jacob; Jamal Kharroubi; Johan Koolwaaij; Johan Lindberg; Johnny Mariéthoz; Chafic Mokbel; Houda Mokbel

1999-01-01

484

An Innovative Program to Fund Health-Oriented Student Projects and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The price of a university education has increased over the years. As a result, students often graduate with thousands of dollars of debt. Conducting research or developing class projects that require personal expenditures can be overwhelming, if not impossible. Participation in research and in developing projects can enhance a student's…

Bybee, Ronald F.; Thompson, Sharon E.

2004-01-01

485

An Innovative Program to Fund Health-Oriented Student Projects and Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The price of a university education has increased over the years. As a result, students often graduate with thousands of dollars of debt. Conducting research or developing class projects that require personal expenditures can be overwhelming, if not impossible. Participation in research and in developing projects can enhance a student's educational experience. In an effort to address cost issues and

Ronald F. Bybee; Sharon E. Thompson

2004-01-01

486

Promoting Sustainable Development through Whole School Approaches: An International, Intercultural Teacher Education Research and Development Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper focuses on a British Council funded Higher Education Link project involving three institutions--Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK and two South African institutions, the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Rhodes University. The link is a research and development project that has three main research strands:…

Shallcross, Tony; Loubser, Callie; Le Roux, Cheryl; O'Donoghue, Rob; Lupele, Justin

2006-01-01

487

Transformational Leadership and the Performance of Research and Development Project Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

A longitudinal study was conducted of transformational leadership and the performance of project groups in three industrial research and development organizations. As hypothesized, transformational leadership predicted higher project quality and budget\\/schedule performance ratings at time I and one-year later at time 2. A moderator effect was hypothesized and found for type of research and development work. Here, transformational leadership was

Robert T. Keller

1992-01-01

488

Offender Research Project. A Handbook for Designing and Implementing Offender Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A product of the Offender Research Project, this handbook is intended for use in designing and implementing offender programs. The first of six chapters explains the necessity and techniques for developing community and financial support for offender programs. Chapter 2 is a synopsis of the twelve model projects developed as a part of the research

Miner, Carol S.; And Others

489

Technology-base research project for electrochemical energy storage report for 1981  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Technology Base Research (TBR) Project provides the applied research base that supports all Department of Energy (DOE) electrochemical energy storage applications: electric vehicles, electric load-leveling, storage of solar electricity, and energy and resource conservation. The goal of the TBR project is to identify electrochemical technologies having the greatest potential to satisfy stringent performance and economic requirements and transfer them

McLarnon

1982-01-01

490

Student Engagement in an Independent Research Project: The Influence of Cohort Culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student engagement is widely viewed as an important antecedent to learning and achievement; however, research finds that engagement declines sharply as students advance through school. Graduation projects and senior projects have been endorsed by practitioners and researchers for their rigor, content-area depth, and promise to engage students in advanced academic work. This study explores whether or not International Baccalaureate's extended

Jerusha O. Conner

2009-01-01

491

Strengthening Teaching and Research Links: The Case of a Pollution Exposure Inquiry Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years there has been a move towards the strengthening of teaching and research links in the undergraduate curriculum. Inquiry-based learning offers an opportunity for students to engage in research tasks and consequently students can develop valuable research skills, as well as working on projects aligned to staff research interests.…

Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Kingham, Simon

2009-01-01

492

The HRA-SOLARIUM project: processing of historical waste on the Belgoprocess site (Belgium): project description and lessons learned after 3 years operations  

SciTech Connect

At the end of the 80's, the Belgian State ordered an inventory of the liabilities of the Belgian nuclear programme, to be fully or partially financed by them. ONDRAF/NIRAS (National Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials) was entrusted with the management of the waste and the development of a programme for the clearance of the identified liabilities. One of these liabilities is the treatment and conditioning of some 200 m3 of widely varying high- and medium level waste. The gross volume of primary and secondary packages amounts to 2,600 m{sup 3}. As the waste is stored in vaults or in concrete shielding containers and no appropriate treating and conditioning facilities are in operation, the HRA/SOLARIUM project was launched. The bulk of these wastes, of which 95% are solids, the remainder consisting of mainly solidified liquids, have been produced between 1967 and 1988. They originate from various research programmes and reactor operation at the Belgian nuclear energy research centre SCK.CEN, isotope production, decontamination and dismantling operations. About 4,800 packages of various types are concerned and must be treated (standard steel barrels, special containers, shielded overpacks,... ); they contain medium-active wastes (solid or liquid), radium bearing or not, {beta}/{gamma} or {alpha}/{beta}/{gamma}, and special wastes (Al, spent resins, Na/Nak,...). The new HRA/SOLARIUM facilities, located on site 2 of Belgoprocess in Mol, have been commissioned in the 2. semester 2003. The paper describes the project itself and focuses on the lessons learned from first operation years. (authors)

Cuchet, J.M. [BELGATOM, Avenue Ariane 4, B 1200 Brussels (Belgium); Luycx, P.; Wathion, M.; Willems, M. [BELGOPROCESS, Gravenstraat 73, B 2480 Dessel (Belgium); De Goeyse, A.; Braeckeveldt, M. [NIRAS / ONDRAF, Avenue des Arts 14, B 1210 Brussels (Belgium)

2007-07-01

493

Engineer/constructor description of work for Tank 241-SY-102 retrieval system, project W-211, initial tank retrieval systems  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a description of work for the design and construction of a waste retrieval system for Tank 241-SY-102. The description of work includes a working estimate and schedule, as well as a narrative description and sketches of the waste retrieval system. The working estimate and schedule are within the established baselines for the Tank 241-SY-102 retrieval system. The technical baseline is provided in Functional Design Criteria, WHC-SD-W211-FDC-001, Revision 2.

Rieck, C.A. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1996-02-01

494

Student research projects: the experiences of student dietitians, university faculty members, and collaborators.  

PubMed

Two universities in the United Kingdom made systematic attempts to increase the number of student dietitians' research projects that are supervised by university faculty members in conjunction with external collaborators (collaborative projects), rather than by faculty alone (faculty-only projects). A questionnaire survey was used to evaluate the experiences of student dietitians (n=110), university faculty members (n=38), and collaborators (n=31) involved in a student research project, comparing those involved in a faculty-only project with those involved in a collaborative project. Students undertaking collaborative projects reported greater involvement in most areas of the research process and greater skill development in obtaining research ethics approval (P=0.005), data collection (P=0.05), and statistical analysis (P=0.004) than students undertaking faculty-only projects. In addition, collaborative projects were more frequently considered to produce results that would change dietetics practice than faculty-only projects by both student dietitians (60% vs 30%, P=0.01) and university faculty members (62% vs 19%, P<0.001). The collaborators also considered that in the majority of instances (61%) their involvement helped them to organize their own time to do research. The type of project did not appear to influence student's expectations of future involvement in research and audit. In general, both types of projects resulted in positive experiences for student dietitians, university faculty members, and collaborators. We recommend that those involved in dietetics education, practice, and management consider the potential value of senior-level student dietitian involvement in collaborative research projects. PMID:17761233

Whelan, Kevin; Thomas, Jane E; Madden, Angela M

2007-09-01

495

Opening the research agenda for selection of hot spots for human biomonitoring research in Belgium: a participatory research project  

PubMed Central

Background In order to select priority hotspots for environment and health research in Flanders (Belgium), an open procedure was organized. Environment and health hotspots are strong polluting point sources with possible health effects for residents living in the vicinity of the hot spot. The selection procedure was part of the work of the Flemish Centre of Expertise for Environment and Health, which investigates the relation between environmental pollution and human health. The project is funded and steered by the Flemish government. Methods The involvement of other actors than merely experts is inspired by the 'analytical-deliberative' approach of the National Research Council in the United States and the extended peer community approach. These approaches stress the importance of involving different expert- and social perspectives in order to increase the knowledge base on complex issues. In the procedure used in the project a combination of expert and stakeholder input was essential. The final decision was supported by a multi-criteria analysis of expert assessment and stakeholder advice. Results The endeavour was challenging from the start because of the complicated ambition of including a diversity of actors, potential hotspots, concerns and assessment criteria, but nevertheless the procedure proved its value in both structuring and informing the decision-making process. Moreover the process gained the support of most actors participating in the process, even though the final selection could not satisfy all preferences. Conclusions Opening the research agenda exemplifies the value of inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation as well as the need for a well-structured and negotiated procedure that combines relevant factors and actors with pragmatism. The value of such a process also needs to prove itself in practice after the procedure has been completed: the tension between an ambition of openness on the one hand and a more closed attitude amongst experts on the other will continue to play a role even after closure.

2010-01-01

496

The Alpha Project, a model system for systems biology research  

PubMed Central

One goal of systems biology is to understand how genome-encoded parts interact to produce quantitative phenotypes. The Alpha Project is a medium-scale, interdisciplinary systems biology effort that aims to achieve this goal by understanding fundamental quantitative behaviors of a prototypic signal transduction pathway, the yeast pheromone response system from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The Alpha Project distinguishes itself from many other systems biology projects by studying a tightly-bounded and well-characterized system that is easily modified by genetic means, and by focusing on deep understanding of a discrete number of important and accessible quantitative behaviors. During the project, we have developed tools to measure the appropriate data and develop models at appropriate levels of detail for studying a number of these quantitative behaviors. We also have developed transportable experimental tools and conceptual frameworks for understanding other signaling systems. In particular, we have begun to interpret system behaviors and their underlying molecular mechanisms through the lens of information transmission, a principal function of signaling systems. The Alpha Project demonstrates that interdisciplinary studies that identify key quantitative behaviors and measure important quantities, in the context of well-articulated abstractions of system function and appropriate analytical frameworks, can lead to deeper biological understanding. Our experience may provide a productive template for system biology investigations of other cellular systems.

Yu, Richard C.; Resnekov, Orna; Abola, A. Pia; Andrews, Steve S.; Benjamin, Kirsten R.; Bruck, Jehoshua; Burbulis, Ian; Colman-Lerner, Alejandro; Endy, Drew; Gordon, Andrew; Holl, Mark; Lok, Larry; Pesce, Gustavo; Serra, Eduard; Smith, Richard D.; Thomson, Ty M.; Tsong, Annie E.; Brent, Roger

2009-01-01

497

The Use of Undergraduate Students in a Long-Term Air Pollution Reduction Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the last ten years, a research project involving the study of the air pollutant emissions from small utility engines has been conducted. The project studied (1) the extent of the deterioration of the emissions as the engines age, (2) the causes of the deterioration, and (3) strategies for improving the emissions. Thirteen undergraduate students have worked on this project over the years. In comparison, only two M.S.-level graduate students (one of whom originally worked as an undergraduate student on the project) worked on the project over the same time. As a result, much of the research work was completed by these undergraduate students and their efforts played a large role in sustaining the project over its duration. Students who worked on this project benefited by performing engineering work in a modern research laboratory facility, thereby gaining experience that could be helpful for them in their future careers. In addition, the students had the opportunity to work with engineers from the industrial sponsors of the project. In these interactions, the students needed to learn how to work with other engineers, and communicate their questions, ideas, and results clearly. The reliance on undergraduate students, rather than graduate students, on the project did have some drawbacks. These include an increased need for guidance, and often an increased time for the completion of project tasks due to the students having less time to devote to the project. This paper describes the research activities of the students on the project, and contains a summary of the results. The educational benefits experienced by these students are described. In addition, project management issues such as maintaining project continuity, interaction with the project sponsors, and student recruitment are discussed. Some consideration on the impact of the project on future graduate school enrollment by the students is also presented.

Reisel, John

2011-03-23

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A Descriptive Analysis of Positive Behavioral Intervention Research with Young Children with Challenging Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to critically examine the positive approaches to behavioral intervention research and young children demonstrating challenging behavior. The authors conducted a comprehensive review of articles published between 1984 and 2003 across 23 peer-reviewed journals. Each article that met the criteria for inclusion in the…

Conroy, Maureen A.; Dunlap, Glen; Clarke, Shelley; Alter, Peter J.

2005-01-01

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Nuclear science and engineering and health physics fellowships: 1984 description. Research areas for the practicum  

SciTech Connect

This booklet describes available research areas at participating centers where a practicum may be held under the Nuclear Science and Engineering and Health Physics Fellowship program. After a year of graduate study each fellow is expected to arrange for a practicum period at one of the participating centers.

Not Available

1984-01-01

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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. NY...

1997-01-01