Sample records for tech prep competency

  1. Health Technologies State Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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

    This "tech prep" state competency profile contains all the competencies required and recommended for entry-level employees in occupations in the health technologies cluster. Introductory materials include the following: descriptions of the different types of competencies (essential ones that must be included in all new tech prep programs and…

  2. Electronics Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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    Lakeland Tech Prep Consortium, Kirtland, OH.

    This tech prep competency profile covers the occupation of electronics technician. Section 1 provides the occupation definition. Section 2 lists development committee members. Section 3 provides the leveling codes--abbreviations for grade level, (by the end of grade 12, by the end of associate degree), academic codes (communications, math, or…

  3. Tech-Prep Competency Profiles within the Engineering Technologies Cluster.

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

    This document contains 12 competency profiles for tech prep courses within the engineering technologies cluster. The document consists of the following sections: (1) systemic curriculum reform philosophy--Ohio's vision of tech prep and its six critical components; (2) an explanation of the process of developing the tech prep competencies; (3) a…

  4. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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    Lakeland Tech Prep Consortium, Kirtland, OH.

    This tech prep competency profile for computer-integrated manufacturing technology begins with definitions for four occupations: manufacturing technician, quality technician, mechanical engineering technician, and computer-assisted design/drafting (CADD) technician. A chart lists competencies by unit and indicates whether entire or partial unit is…

  5. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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    Lakeland Tech Prep Consortium, Kirtland, OH.

    This tech prep competency profile covers these occupations: manufacturing technician, computer-assisted design and drafting (CADD) technician, quality technician, and mechanical technician. Section 1 provides occupation definitions. Section 2 lists development committee members. Section 3 provides the leveling codes---abbreviations for grade level…

  6. Creating a Tech Prep Curriculum. The Tech Prep Resource Series.

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    Edling, Walter

    This resource guide is intended to provide guidance for those individuals or committees who have responsibility for the design of a tech prep curriculum. Focus is on issues and processes involved in developing a curriculum that effectively incorporates tech prep concepts. The guide is organized to follow an orderly path through the issues involved…

  7. Tech Prep Indiana Training Manual.

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    Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.

    This manual is designed as a training tool for individuals who are implementing tech prep in Indiana. It is divided into three major divisions. Division I contains general information about tech prep and issues related to its implementation. Its nine chapters summarize relevant legislation, address leadership concerns, explain curriculum…

  8. Tech Prep. Trends and Issues Alerts.

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    Imel, Susan

    An initial evaluation of tech prep revealed the following: (1) by 1993, nearly half the nation's school districts were involved in tech prep consortia; (2) changes resulting from tech prep have been more evident at the secondary than the postsecondary level; and (3) tech prep students are most likely to be white and attend a suburban school…

  9. Florida Tech Prep Education Evaluation Model.

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    Hammons, Frank T.

    This document provides a process for evaluation of Florida's tech prep programs. It first summarizes the philosophy guiding tech prep activities in Florida and then it outlines the tech prep evaluation process. The evaluation process section includes the following: the goals and objectives of the process; its characteristics; the continuous…

  10. The Principal's Role in Implementing Tech Prep.

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    Marlett, James M.

    1993-01-01

    To teach students more employable technical skills, Calvert County School District based its high school curriculum on a Tech Prep program model. Tech Prep is defined, and elements that support its effectiveness are listed. Tech Prep guides students to select one of three career paths to aid in focused learning. Ten Tasks that constitute the…

  11. The Partnership for Academic & Career Education (PACE) & Tech Prep Programs.

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    Partnership for Academic and Career Education, Pendleton, SC.

    This publication provides information and materials on the tech prep initiative of the Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE). It begins with questions and answers addressing the why and what of tech prep, for whom tech prep is designed, and what the goals of tech prep are. Diagrams illustrate PACE tech prep components,…

  12. The "Tech Prep News." PACE "How To" Handbooks for Tech Prep.

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    Turlington, Anita J.

    This handbook, which is one in a series of handbooks designed to help tech prep practitioners replicate successful materials, projects, or programs that have been developed by Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE) consortium members, uses the PACE publication "Tech Prep News" to illustrate the process of developing a tech prep

  13. Tech Prep Compendium of Models. [Revised].

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    Delaware Technical and Community Coll., Dover.

    This publication discusses four models for technical preparation (tech prep): program organization; student progress; tech prep data collection and evaluation model; and school/community. The program organization model is divided into four sections. Section I, the business industry, and labor section, shows the flow from craft committee and…

  14. Increasing Teacher Effectiveness through Tech Prep Partnerships.

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    Moore, Glen W.; Holm, C. Frances

    Tech prep partnerships facilitate innovative college teaching in the areas of curriculum content and instructional strategies through the collaborative efforts of secondary, postsecondary, academic, and technical faculty and business and industry representatives. Tech prep provides curricula and instruction that blend secondary and postsecondary…

  15. Tilden High School Tech Prep Final Report.

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    Chicago Public Schools, IL.

    Tilden High School in Chicago, Illinois, received a grant to plan a tech prep program. A planning committee, consisting of postsecondary instructional personnel, vocational and academic teachers, community and private industry representatives, and parents, met at least monthly to clarify the future tech prep program's focus and identify the…

  16. Tech Prep Connection FY92 Final Report.

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    LaMoine Valley Vocational System, Macomb, IL.

    Illinois' Tech Prep Connection (TPC) project was undertaken to design and develop a comprehensive tech prep program providing sequenced, integrated academic and vocational coursework (in a 4 + 2 + 2 framework) in programs throughout five occupational clusters at the secondary, community college, and university levels. During FY92, which was its…

  17. Washington Year Two Tech Prep Planning and Implementation Survey Summary.

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    Owens, Thomas R.

    All of Washington's 22 tech prep consortium directors responded to a 1994 survey examining selected aspects of tech prep planning/implementation. Ten of Washington's 22 consortia reported having tech prep students (only 1 of 15 consortia in 1992-93), and secondary student enrollment in tech prep programs totaled 2,203 (170 in 1992-93). All 19…

  18. Frequently Asked Questions about Tech Prep. The South Dakota Tech Prep Initiative.

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    Wienk, Micky J.

    Based on experience with the program in South Dakota, this document contains 54 questions and answers about tech prep, the integrated academic-vocational system of education encompassing 2 years of high school and 2 years of college. The guide provides information on such topics as the following: what tech prep is, how Perkins Act funds are used…

  19. The Effect of Tech Prep on Students' Speed toward Graduation

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    Sweat, Jewell; Fenster, Mark

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if a tech prep program of study better prepared a student for success in Georgia's technical colleges. In this study, three hypotheses, which included high-school preparation, academic performance, and faster graduation of tech prep and non-tech prep students, were analyzed. Therefore, the main focus of…

  20. The Massachusetts TECH PREP WEST Model.

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    1995

    The Tech Prep West Project, established in 1991, brought together three Massachusetts community colleges, seven secondary vocational schools, and one comprehensive high school to develop an alternative college preparation pathway for students, leading from the junior year of high school to an associate degree and employment in a specific career…

  1. Model Tech Prep Demonstration Project. Final Report.

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    Southern Maryland Educational Consortium, La Plata.

    The Southern Maryland Educational Consortium's Tech Prep Model Demonstration project is described in this final report. The consortium members are Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's county school districts and Charles County Community College in southern Maryland. The project is based on a 4 + 2 model in which ninth-grade students develop career…

  2. Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Tech Prep.

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    Gilbreath, Tommy

    Because of growing recognition of the need to provide information on tech prep to college students preparing to become teachers, the Tech Prep Professional Development Consortium at Texas A&M University awarded a grant to the Department of Technology at the University of Texas at Tyler to develop curriculum materials and teaching aids for a tech

  3. National Tech Prep Demonstration Center Annual Performance Report.

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    Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.

    This annual performance report for the Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) National Tech Prep Demonstration Center (TPDC), in Gresham, Oregon, reflects TPDC's accomplishments and activities during the period of January 1, 1993 through February 28, 1994. The major purpose of the TPDC's grant is to disseminate information about Tech Prep to high…

  4. River Bend Tech Prep Project Final Report. FY 1992.

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    Lewis and Clark Community Coll., Godfrey, IL.

    The River Bend Tech Prep project was undertaken to develop a tech prep curriculum in high schools in the Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC) district in Illinois to improve students' academic skills and eventual employment opportunities and contribute to the region's economic growth and stability. The following activities were completed…

  5. 34 CFR 406.1 - What is the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  6. 34 CFR 406.1 - What is the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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  7. 34 CFR 406.1 - What is the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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  8. 34 CFR 406.1 - What is the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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  9. 34 CFR 406.1 - What is the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  10. Evaluating and Improving Tech Prep: Development, Validation, and Results of the Minnesota Self-Assessment Model.

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    Pucel, David J.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    The Minnesota Tech Prep Self-Evaluation System is a framework based on ideas from Deming, Juran, and the Baldridge award. Testing with 17 Minnesota tech prep consortia found it effective in identifying areas needing improvement and promoting dialog among those involved in tech prep implementation. (SK)

  11. Status of Tech Prep in Missouri 1993-94. Final Report.

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    Ruhland, Sheila; And Others

    A study examined the status of tech prep in Missouri as of 1993-1994. Data were gathered from a review of the request for proposals of Missouri's 12 consortia, assessment of Missouri's current status of tech prep, and structured interviews with the 12 tech prep coordinators. It was determined that up to 86 secondary schools were initially involved…

  12. Chicago Manufacturing Tech Prep. Fiscal Year 1991 Final Report.

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    Chicago City Colleges, IL.

    During its first year of development in 1991, the Chicago Manufacturing Technical Preparation (Tech Prep) Program established a plan for implementing an industry-driven, articulated 4-year manufacturing technology course of study that integrates applied academic courses with technical courses and meets industry hiring standards. The project…

  13. Tech Prep Persistence in Comprehensive High Schools: An Exploratory Study

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    Miller, Donna M.; Gray, Kenneth

    2002-01-01

    Tech Prep is a high school program of study. The student outcome objective is to prepare students to make the transition from high school to postsecondary pre-baccalaureate technical education, complete the postsecondary program without the need to take remedial academic courses, and then transition to commensurate employment. While the concept is…

  14. From High School to Work: 150 Great Tech Prep Careers.

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    1998

    This book presents information on 150 careers in a wide variety of fields that fall under the broad category of tech prep. Each four- to five-page profile contains the following: definition of the occupation, the nature of the work, requirements for educational and work experiences needed to enter and advance, opportunities for experience and…

  15. Tech Prep: A Strategy for School Reform. Fastback 363.

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    Green, James E.; Weaver, Roy A.

    A tech prep (TP) curriculum merges academic programs and career preparation and is a direct attempt to rethink both the purpose and the method of secondary schooling for many students. TP sprang from the employment legislation of the 1960s and was given strong impetus by the education reform movement of the 1980s. Congress authorized national…

  16. Comprehensive Vocational and Applied Technology Program. Seattle Tech Prep.

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    Seattle Community Coll. District, Washington.

    This package contains a program description and miscellaneous brochures about the Seattle (Washington) Public Schools' tech prep program. The program description booklet is designed to show how a comprehensive vocational and applied technology program is being introduced at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. Included in the booklet are the…

  17. Tech-Prep for the '90s. Final Report.

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    John A. Logan Coll., Carterville, IL.

    A project successfully infused tech prep into the vocational-technical programs of 10 of the 11 high schools in the John A. Logan College district in Illinois. All participating schools revised course syllabi for a portion of their academic classes indicating the use of applied materials. The Principles of Technology class was offered successfully…

  18. Smoothing the Transition to College?: The Effect of Tech-Prep Programs on Educational Attainment

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    Cellini, Stephanie Riegg

    2006-01-01

    By promoting articulation agreements between high schools and community colleges, Tech-Prep programs aim to smooth the transition to college for the middle majority of US high school students. This paper employs a family fixed effects approach to assess the effectiveness of Tech-Prep programs in increasing educational attainment. Using data from…

  19. The Effect of Studying Tech Prep in High School and College Academic Performance

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    Ray, Larry A.

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the academic performance of Tech Prep students (referred to as participants) in comparison to non-Tech Prep students (referred to as non-participants) entering a two-year community college from sixteen different high schools in Stark County, Ohio. This study provided a quantitative analysis of students' academic experiences to…

  20. A National Study of Research Priorities in Tech Prep Teacher Education.

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    Farmer, Edgar I.

    A study was conducted in 1994 to identify, categorize, and prioritize research needs for improving teacher education related to the vocational education initiative of Tech Prep over the next 10 years. First, questionnaires were sent to experts in the field of Tech Prep, seeking a sample of needs and priorities. Responses were received from 33…

  1. Counselor Involvement in Professional Development and Preparedness for Roles in Tech Prep.

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    Puckett, Paula A.; Bragg, Debra D.

    2000-01-01

    Responses from 120 secondary and 28 postsecondary counselors in Illinois tech prep consortia indicated little participation in professional development activities such as curriculum planning, study groups, and action research. Discrepancies beteen participation and perceptions of preparedness for tech prep roles may be due to their omission from…

  2. Development of a Career Student Guide for the Tech Prep Program for Henry County High School.

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    Winchester, Ruth Ann

    This practicum report describes the research conducted in preparation for developing a career student guide to acquaint students attending Henry County High School (HCHS) in McDonough, Georgia, with the school's new tech prep program. Chapters 1 and 2 contain background information about HCHS' tech prep program and a review of literature regarding…

  3. Tech Prep Work-Based Learning Program for Child Care Management Occupations. Final Report.

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    Carlyle Community Unit School District 1, IL.

    The tech prep work-based learning program for child care management occupations at Carlyle (Illinois) High School had nine goals: (1) market the program to students, parents, employers, and the community; (2) increase the number of students enrolled in Tech Prep Youth Apprenticeship (TPYA); (3) increase the number of employers providing work-based…

  4. Access to Success. Strategies for Serving Special Populations in Tech Prep Programs. A Handbook.

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    Thuli, Kelli

    This handbook is designed to help educators at the secondary and postsecondary level implement strategies to serve students with special needs in tech prep programs. Chapter 1 suggests how it can be used. Chapter 2 defines tech prep and addresses its funding, students, and mission and goal in Virginia. Chapter 3 focuses on what the Perkins Act…

  5. A Model for Developing Business-Education Partnerships for Tech Prep Programs.

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    Cowan, Linda A.

    A research project developed a business-education partnership model for use by the Whatcom County Tech Prep Consortium (or any other consortia) seeking to establish successful collaborative efforts between education and business. Methodology included the following: a survey of the Washington State Tech Prep Director's Association; two telephone…

  6. 34 CFR 406.31 - How does a State carry out the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  7. 34 CFR 406.31 - How does a State carry out the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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  8. 34 CFR 406.31 - How does a State carry out the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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  9. 34 CFR 406.31 - How does a State carry out the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  10. 34 CFR 406.31 - How does a State carry out the State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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  11. Tech-Prep in New York State: Profiles of Four Diverse Programs.

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    Frenkel, Michael W.; Brodsky, Stanley M.

    These case studies highlight the diversity of four tech programs that responded with a unique set of organizational policies and procedures to a unique set of challenges. The case study on City Tech Tech-Prep Consortium in Brooklyn focuses on three strategies: transition to City Tech program, postsecondary component, and program evaluation. The…

  12. Building Tech Prep Consortia: Steps to Take--And Pitfalls to Avoid.

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    Key, Cassy; Key, Larry

    1992-01-01

    Common mistakes of tech prep consortia are (1) sacrificing effectiveness for efficiency; (2) poor labor market analysis; (3) superficial curriculum reorganization; and (4) no mechanism for continuity and poor communication. (SK)

  13. Motivating the Tech Prep Reader through Learning Styles and Adolescent Literature.

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    Glasgow, Jacqueline N.

    1996-01-01

    Describes the characteristics of the Tech Prep reader and writer. Recommends a language learning environment to foster literacy for these students, and provides a 17-item annotated bibliography of adolescent literature to motivate these reluctant readers. (SR)

  14. Does the Number of College Credits Earned in a Tech Prep and Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Predict College Success?

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    Meyer, Bruce A.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine a Tech Prep Program located in Northwest Ohio and determine the degree to which college credits earned in high school through the Tech Prep and PSEO Programs predict college success and if there were any significant gender/race differences in credits earned and college success as well as high school…

  15. Communications for Lifelong Success I and II (Tech Prep English I and II). Pilot Test Materials for Pendleton High School, Pendleton, South Carolina. Draft.

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    Turlington, Anita; And Others

    These instructional materials include six supplementary units for Tech Prep English I (grade 9) and six assignments for Tech Prep English II (grade 10). The Tech Prep English I units have these components: unit objectives, introduction, and follow-up exercises. Topics include goal setting, problem solving and decision making, listening and reading…

  16. Relationship of Tech Prep and Dual Credit to College Readiness and Retention

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    Kim, JoHyun

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the relationship of tech prep and dual credit to college readiness in reading, writing, and math and retention, measured as total college-level credit hours earned. A sample of 612 high school graduates who enrolled in a community college in two consortia, one in Florida (n = 339) and the other in Oregon…

  17. Community College Reform and Tech Prep: Leading, Following, or Business as Usual?

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    Horan, Michael J.

    Tech Prep is currently in practice in over 1,000 consortia and 5,700 schools nationwide. The skills required for employment in the future require schools to forgo traditional classroom and learning methods to implement courses where content is allied with real world living and working. However, concerns that community colleges have failed to…

  18. An Evaluation of the Southern Maryland Educational Consortium's Tech Prep Program: Final Report.

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    Raber, Suzanne M.; Merchlinsky, Suzanne R.

    In the Southern Maryland Educational Consortium's 4 + 2 tech prep program, ninth-grade students develop career plans and follow career pathways in one of three technologies--health and human services, electronics and engineering, or business. The program was evaluated by an independent social science research firm to identify the different…

  19. Tech-Prep: Doing with Understanding. July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991. Final Report.

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    Joliet Junior Coll., IL.

    A 1-year project was conducted to develop an awareness of the tech prep model of articulation wherein high school students prepare for technical careers through a 2 + 2 or 2 + 4 program of high school and advanced enrollment in technical or community colleges. During the program, the following was accomplished: (1) administrative support was…

  20. Connections: A Compendium of Integration Ideas. Illinois Tech Prep Innovators. 1992 Compendium. Integrative Teaching Ideas from Illinois Teachers.

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    Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.

    This report contains 51 one-page abstracts of innovative Illinois tech prep programs that integrate academic and vocational education. Each abstract includes the following: curriculum areas, grade level, types of students for whom the program is appropriate, materials needed, suggested resources, a contact person with address and telephone number,…

  1. Lecture to inquiry: The transformation of a tech prep biology teacher

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    Haskell, Deborah Harris

    As teachers implement the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996) many have to reform the instructional methods they have used throughout their careers. This case study examines the transformation of Laurie, a 20-year teacher, during her first year of change from a "traditional" textbook/lecture style of teaching to a facilitator of an inquiry-based classroom. Implementing change requires not only pedagogical expertise, but also the belief that the modifications can be made and that the outcomes are significant. Using Bandura's social cognitive theory as a framework, changes in Laurie's self-efficacy, outcome expectancy, and motivation are followed throughout the transition. During her first year of change, Laurie used worksheets, small group activities, and guided inquiry activities, all strategies in which she had high self-efficacy and experienced positive student outcomes. She rarely used class forums, authentic assessment, and formative assessment. Factors that influenced her change were experiential professional development opportunities that allowed her to practice inquiry-based techniques, a change in her teaching environment from college prep chemistry to tech prep biology, autonomy regarding classroom decisions, and reflective decision making as she learned through experience. Using a standards-based biology textbook increased her self-efficacy toward using inquiry-based practices. The textbook format of embedding text in activities rather than adding activities to the text resulted in an increase of the number and frequency of activities done. Facilitating the textbook's Guided Inquiries and Extended Inquiries helped Laurie gain experience with inquiry-based methods. She also realized that when building from the students' concrete experiences, her students were able to attain higher-level thinking skills. The study revealed six factors contributing to Laurie's change process: (a) experiential professional development, (b) motivation for change, (c) classroom autonomy, (d) growth through reflective practice, (e) curricular support, and (f) time.

  2. Relations Between Social-Environmental Characteristics of Families and Career Decision\\/Indecision of Secondary Tech Prep Students

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    Garlon Mobley Webb

    1996-01-01

    The study examined the relations of social-environmental characteristics of families and demographic variables on career decision\\/indecision of 425 secondary Tech Prep students in North Florida. Career decision\\/indecision was the dependent variable, measured by the Career Decision Scale (Osipow, Carney, Winer, Yanico, & Koschier, 1987). Predictor independent variables included social-environmental characteristics of families as measured by the Family Environment Scale (Moos

  3. The Influence and Outcomes of High School to College Transition Policy (Tech Prep) for Career and Technical Education Students in Massachusetts

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    Shaw, Christine

    2012-01-01

    Over the past two decades, the role of career and technical education has shifted from one preparing students directly for employment, to one that offers vocational training as well as college preparatory academics. To support this effort, the federal government enacted the "Tech Prep Act" Title II under the larger "1990 Carl D.…

  4. A Time for Questions: The Future of Integration and Tech Prep. A Report of a Three-Day Summit (Washington, D.C., June 27-29, 1993).

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    Ascher, Carol; Flaxman, Erwin

    A 3-day summit of researchers, policymakers, administrators, practitioners, and other concerned individuals examined the organizational, instructional, and political problems in implementing integration and tech prep (I/TP) programs. The following propositions emerged from the discussions: (1) I/TP face numerous structural and professional…

  5. Competency Index. [Health Technology Cluster.

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

    This competency index lists the competencies included in the 62 units of the Tech Prep Competency Profiles within the Health Technologies Cluster. The unit topics are as follows: employability skills; professionalism; teamwork; computer literacy; documentation; infection control and risk management; medical terminology; anatomy, physiology, and…

  6. Business/Computer Technologies. State Competency Profile.

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

    This document contains 272 competencies, grouped into 36 units, for tech prep programs in the business/computer technology cluster. The competencies were developed through collaboration of Ohio business, industry, and labor representatives and secondary and associate degree educators. The competencies are rated either "essential" (necessary to…

  7. Ohio Biotechnology Competency Profile.

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    Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob; Boudreau, Joyce

    This document, which lists the biotechnology competencies identified by representatives from biotechnology businesses and industries as well as secondary and post-secondary educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from secondary through…

  8. Technology strategy of competing with industrial design in markets of high-tech consumer products

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    Mak, Arthur T

    2009-01-01

    This thesis explores the role of industrial design in the formulation of technology strategy for certain firms that compete in markets of high-tech consumer products. The initial intuition is that the role of industrial ...

  9. Ohio Agricultural Business and Production Systems. Technical Competency Profile (TCP).

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    Ray, Gayl M.; Kershaw, Isaac; Mokma, Arnie

    This document describes the essential competencies from secondary through post-secondary associate degree programs for a career in agricultural business and production systems. Following an introduction, the Ohio College Tech Prep standards and program, and relevant definitions are described. Next are the technical competency profiles for these…

  10. Ohio Business Management. Technical Competency Profile (TCP).

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    Ray, Gayl M.; Wilson, Nick; Mangini, Rick

    This document describes the essential competencies from secondary through post-secondary associate degree programs for a career in business management. Ohio College Tech Prep Program standards are described, and a key to profile codes is provided. Sample occupations in this career area, such as management trainee, product manager, and advertising…

  11. E-Commerce Marketing State Competency Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Tech Prep Curriculum Services.

    This profile provides the curricular framework for Ohio Tech Prep programs in e-commerce marketing beginning in high school and continuing through the end of the associate degree. It includes a comprehensive set of e-commerce marketing competencies that reflect job opportunities and skills required for e-commerce marketing professionals today and…

  12. Environmental/Natural Resources Technologies. State Competency Profile.

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    Kershaw, Isaac; Mazak, Sara A.; Spence, Janet G.

    This document, which lists the environmental and natural resources technology competencies identified by representatives from businesses and industries as well as secondary and postsecondary educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from…

  13. Ohio Legal Office Managment. Technical Competency Profile (TCP).

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    Ray, Gayl M.; Wilson, Nick; Mangini, Rick

    This document, which lists core business and legal office management competencies identified by representatives from education and business and industry throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from secondary through post-secondary associate degree…

  14. Macy BioPrep Project: Preliminary Analysis of Student Questionnaires.

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    Johnson, Victoria Anne; And Others

    This paper reports on a study of the Biomedical Sciences Preparation Program (BioPrep), a rural component of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation's funded projects. The program was intended to give Alabama students (particularly minorities) academic competency in mathematics, science, and oral and written communication relevant to medical professions.…

  15. 34 CFR 406.5 - What definitions apply?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STATE-ADMINISTERED TECH-PREP EDUCATION PROGRAM General ...achievement leading to competencies in a tech-prep education program. Community...in nursing or an equivalent degree. Tech-prep education program means a...

  16. 34 CFR 406.5 - What definitions apply?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STATE-ADMINISTERED TECH-PREP EDUCATION PROGRAM General ...achievement leading to competencies in a tech-prep education program. Community...in nursing or an equivalent degree. Tech-prep education program means a...

  17. 34 CFR 406.5 - What definitions apply?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STATE-ADMINISTERED TECH-PREP EDUCATION PROGRAM General ...achievement leading to competencies in a tech-prep education program. Community...in nursing or an equivalent degree. Tech-prep education program means a...

  18. Pardee prep plant expansion

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    Holcomb, T.; Pinson, K.; Bethell, P. [Cumberland River Coal (United States)

    2007-01-15

    By adding a heavy-media vessel and improving the fine coal circuit, Cumberland River Coal's Pardee preparation plant (in Wise County, VA) increased raw feed capacity with minimal disruptions. The plan called for the installation of a heavy media vessel to treat 5 x 1/2 inch material with a cyclone circuit processing 1/2 inch x 1 mm, and a deslime column flotation circuit. The article describes the new circuit design and the construction process. In January 2006, the plant's raw feed capacity averaged 765 tph over six days. The article was adapted from a paper presented at Coal prep 2006 (2-4 May, Lexington, KY (United States)). 3 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

  19. Test Preparation Options Free Test Prep Websites

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    Stowell, Michael

    Test Preparation Options Free Test Prep Websites ACT: http: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/prep_one/test.html http://www.number2.com://testprep.princetonreview.com/CourseSearch/Search.aspx?itemCode=17&productType=F&rid=1&zip=803 02 Test Prep Classes Front Range Community College: Classes

  20. [College Discovery: America's First PREP Program].

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    Smith, James J., Jr.

    The Predischarge Education Program (PREP) is a federally funded program, approved in 1970, to help educationally disadvantaged servicemen continue their education. Many junior colleges are running or planning PREP projects in cooperation with military installations and the Veterans Administration. This paper describes the first year of one PREP

  1. PREPping Students for Authentic Science

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    David J. Lally

    2008-10-01

    In this article, the authors describe a large-scale research collaboration, the Partnership for Research and Education in Plants (PREP), which has capitalized on publicly available databases that contain massive amounts of biological information; stock centers that house and distribute inexpensive organisms with different genotypes; and the internet, which serves as a conduit for dialogue and knowledge sharing. Through PREP, entire classes of students, with mentorship from teachers and scientists, are currently designing and conducting their own investigations while adding to the body of knowledge about genes and their functions.

  2. Multi-Competency Health Technologies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Columbus State Community Coll., OH.

    This document contains materials developed for and about the multicompetencies health technologies tech prep program of the South-Western City Schools in Ohio. Part 1 begins with a map of the program, which begins with a health technologies core in grades 11 and 12 that leads to entry-level employment or one of four 2-year programs at a community…

  3. Regents Exam Prep Center - Physics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This is the "Regents Exam Prep Center" site for physics. It contains a large number of physics lectures, lesson plans, problem solving techniques, and demonstrations for a wide variety of high school and early college physics topics. The topics include: kinematics, statics, dynamics, momentum, work, power, energy, static electricity, electric current, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, wave characteristics, periodic wave phenomenon, light, the dual nature of light, quantum theory, models of the atom and particle physics. This is a nice resource for a general overview of physics.

  4. Apollo 324TM PrepX SPIA

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    Apollo 324TM System PrepX SPIA® RNA-Seq Library Protocol #12;© Copyright 2012, IntegenX Inc. All no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document. RESEARCH USE ONLY The Apollo 324 System and conditions of sale. TRADEMARKS Apollo 324, BeadX and PrepX are trademarks of IntegenX Inc. Agencourt, AMPure

  5. Solar Car, Solar Boat: Model Classroom Projects. Seattle Tech Prep.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Seattle Community Coll. District, Washington.

    This booklet shows how teachers at Ingraham High School and Madison Middle School in Seattle (Washington) challenged their students to tackle demanding technical projects. It also shows how well the students responded to that challenge. The booklet begins with the background of the project, the framework for which would be a university-sponsored…

  6. Center for Academic Success Tech Prep Student Packing List

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    Pele?, Slaven

    tote bucket, soap, toiletries towels, washcloths (at least 2 sets) shower shoes extra-long twin bed" (available in bookstore) for hanging them power outlet strip (14 or 12 gauge wire) headphones under the bed · any appliance with an open or exposed heating element · lofts · masking tape, nails, other products

  7. Appendix A: Rankings for All Programs in "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2014." [2014 Teacher Prep Review

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    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur

    2014-01-01

    The "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review" evaluates the quality of programs that provide preservice preparation of public school teachers. The rankings of all 2,400 elementary, secondary, and special education programs included in "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2014" are listed in this appendix as: (1) a numeric national ranking; (2)…

  8. Special Report: Vocational Training in the High-Tech Age.

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    Mansnerus, Laura; And Others

    1994-01-01

    "New Pressures on Vocational Education" (Mansnerus) describes new forms (tech prep, career academies, apprenticeship, school enterprises); "Biotechnology Goes to High School" (Quinn) describes Berkeley High's Biotech Academy created by industry; and "Votech That Works" (Holusha) stresses the importance of specialized training for non-college-bound…

  9. Academic and Career Advising PREP provides intensive academic and

    E-print Network

    Koehler, Carla

    Academic and Career Advising PREP provides intensive academic and career counseling including course selection and career opportunities. Enrollment in Science Classes PREP scholars can enroll in UCLA for success in graduate school. Salary PREP scholars will be paid $21,000 per year as Research Associates (75

  10. Production Risk Evaluation Program (PREP) - summary

    SciTech Connect

    Kjeldgaard, E.A.; Saloio, J.H.; Vannoni, M.G.

    1997-03-01

    Nuclear weapons have been produced in the US since the early 1950s by a network of contractor-operated Department of Energy (DOE) facilities collectively known as the Nuclear Weapon Complex (NWC). Recognizing that the failure of an essential process might stop weapon production for a substantial period of time, the DOE Albuquerque Operations office initiated the Production Risk Evaluation Program (PREP) at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to assess quantitatively the potential for serious disruptions in the NWC weapon production process. PREP was conducted from 1984-89. This document is an unclassified summary of the effort.

  11. Plastics Resources for Educators Program (PREP) Materials

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Plastics Resources for Educators Program (PREP) was developed in response to a need within the plastics education industry for instructional materials, opportunities for faculty development, equipment acquisition, and collegial exchange. Illustrations and animations here include extrusion, injection molding, rotational molding, materials, blow molding, and thermoforming. Just click the links on the left to see more.

  12. Virginia Tech Employer Relations Team Virginia Tech

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Virginia Tech Employer Relations Team Virginia Tech YourYourYourYour GuideGuideGuideGuide totototo RecruitRecruitRecruitRecruitinginginging VirginiaVirginiaVirginiaVirginia TechTechTechTech Students.......................................................................................................................................................................2 Virginia Tech Employer Relations Staff Members

  13. Apollo 324TM PrepX mRNA Library

    E-print Network

    Apollo 324TM System PrepX mRNA Library Protocol DRAFT ­ P037497, Rev. A ­ 9.14.2012 #12;© Copyright ONLY The Apollo 324 System is for research use only. WARRANTY For warranty and liability information, please see IntegenX terms and conditions of sale. TRADEMARKS Apollo 324, BeadX and PrepX are trademarks

  14. Apollo 324TM PrepX-32i DNA Library

    E-print Network

    Apollo 324TM System PrepX-32i DNA Library Protocol D R AFT #12;© Copyright 2012, IntegenX Inc. All no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document. RESEARCH USE ONLY The Apollo 324 System and conditions of sale. TRADEMARKS Apollo 324, BeadX and PrepX are trademarks of IntegenX Inc. (IXI) AMPure

  15. HIV PrEP Trials: The Road to Success

    PubMed Central

    Nicol, Melanie R; Adams, Jessica L; Kashuba, Angela DM

    2013-01-01

    Summary The global HIV epidemic cannot be controlled by current treatment or prevention strategies. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using antiretrovirals is a promising approach to curbing the spread of HIV transmission. Recently, four clinical trials demonstrated favorable results when antiretroviral PrEP was administered topically or orally. However, two additional trials were unable to demonstrate a benefit, indicating that further study is required to define the populations and conditions under which PrEP will be effective. Adherence is highly correlated with protection, yet the exact level of adherence required is unknown. Future studies may require increased drug exposure testing and more objective methods to monitor adherence in real-time. Although the development of drug resistance in the PrEP trials has been low, it remains a concern, as therapeutic options could be compromised for those who seroconvert while on PrEP. PMID:24409341

  16. How to add GLACIER Tax Prep access in MyIIT Step-by step instructions

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    How to add GLACIER Tax Prep access in MyIIT Step-by step instructions Student Access Starting. Click on the icon to go to GLACIER Tax Prep to go to the tax prep software. If you used GLACIER Tax Prep@iit.edu If you have questions with GLACIER Tax Prep go to the FAQs or Help from any screen to find an answer

  17. GEORGIA TECH-LORRAINE CAMPAIGN GEORGIA TECH

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    Li, Mo

    GEORGIA TECH-LORRAINE #12;CAMPAIGN GEORGIA TECH Transformative Opportunities Georgia Tech and intellectually enriching, but they also prepare Tech students for leadership roles in the increasingly inter to ensuring their long-term success. Georgia Tech-Lorraine offers students unmatched research opportunities

  18. Seasonal PrEP for partners of migrant miners in southern Mozambique: a highly focused PrEP intervention

    PubMed Central

    Cremin, Ide; Morales, Fernando; Jewell, Britta L; O'Reilly, Kevin R; Hallett, Timothy B

    2015-01-01

    Introduction To be used most effectively, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be prioritized to those at high risk of acquisition and would ideally be aligned with time periods of increased exposure. Identifying such time periods is not always straightforward, however. Gaza Province in southern Mozambique is characterized by high levels of HIV transmission and circular labour migration to mines in South Africa. A strong seasonal pattern in births is observable, reflecting an increase in conception in December. Given the potential for increased HIV transmission between miners returning in December and their partners in Gaza Province, PrEP use by the latter would be a useful means of HIV prevention, especially for couples who wish to conceive. Methods A mathematical model was used to represent population-level adult heterosexual HIV transmission in Gaza Province. Increased HIV acquisition among partners of miners in December, coinciding with the miners’ return from South Africa, is represented. In addition to a PrEP intervention, the scale-up of treatment and recent scale-up of male circumcision that have occurred in Gaza are represented. Results Providing time-limited PrEP to the partners of migrant miners, as opposed to providing PrEP all year, would improve the cost per infection averted by 7.5-fold. For the cost per infection averted to be below US$3000, at least 85% of PrEP users would need to be good adherers and PrEP would need to be cheaper than US$115 per person per year. Uncertainty regarding incidence of HIV transmission among partners of miners each year in December has a strong influence on estimates of cost per infection averted. Conclusions Providing time-limited PrEP to partners of migrant miners in Gaza Province during periods of increased exposure would be a novel strategy for providing PrEP. This strategy would allow for a better prioritized intervention, with the potential to improve the efficiency of a PrEP intervention considerably, as well as providing important reproductive health benefits. PMID:26198340

  19. NEXT GENERATION ORAL PrEP: BEYOND TENOFOVIR

    PubMed Central

    Abraham, Bisrat K.; Gulick, Roy

    2013-01-01

    Purpose Clinical trials of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have focused testing on regimens of tenofovir (TDF) with or without emtricitabine (FTC). However, TDF may be associated with toxicities (renal, bone) and FTC may select for drug resistance. In this review, we discuss agents that might serve as alternatives to TDF/FTC for HIV prevention. Recent Findings Several drug characteristics are important to consider when selecting agents for PrEP with the most critical being safety, tolerability, adequate penetration into target tissues, prevention of HIV infection, and long lasting activity with convenient dosing. With these factors in mind, we review several potentially useful agents for PrEP. The first group includes drugs that are already FDA-approved (maraviroc, raltegravir) with attributes that make them attractive for PrEP. The second groups of drugs include investigational agents with long-lasting activities that are being developed in parenteral form (rilpivirine-long acting, S/GSK 1265744, ibalizumab). Summary Current research suggests there will be a broader array of PrEP drugs to choose from in the near future, thereby giving clinicians the flexibility to select agents that best suit the needs of their patient population. PMID:23032733

  20. PREP advertisement features affect smokers’ beliefs regarding potential harm

    PubMed Central

    Strasser, Andrew A; Tang, Kathy Z; Tuller, Michael D; Cappella, Joseph N

    2014-01-01

    Background The Institute of Medicine report on potential reduced exposure products (PREPs) recommends that advertising and labelling be regulated to prevent explicitly or implicitly false or misleading claims. Belief that a product is less harmful may increase use or prevent smoking cessation. Objective To determine the effect of altering advertisement features on smokers’ beliefs of the harm exposure from a PREP. Methods A Quest advertisement was digitally altered using computer software and presented to participants using web-based television recruitment contracted through a survey company. 500 current smokers completed demographic and smoking history questions, were randomised to view one of three advertisement conditions, then completed eight items assessing their beliefs of the harmfulness of the product. Advertisement conditions included the original, unaltered advertisement; a “red” condition where the cigarette packages were digitally altered to the colour red, implying increased harm potential; and a “no text” condition where all text was removed to reduce explicit product information. Polytomous logistic regression, using “incorrect,” “unsure” and “correct” as outcomes, and advertisement type and covariates as predictors, was used for analyses. Results Participants randomised to the “no text” advertisement were less likely to be incorrect in their beliefs that Quest cigarettes are lower in tar, less addictive, less likely to cause cancer, have fewer chemicals, healthier and make smoking safer. Conclusions Smokers can form false beliefs about the harmfulness of PREP products based on how the PREPs are marketed. Careful examination must be undertaken to provide empirical evidence to better formulate regulatory principles of PREP advertising. PMID:18768457

  1. 2014 Teacher Prep Review: A Review of the Nation's Teacher Preparation Programs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur

    2014-01-01

    "Teacher Prep Review 2014" is the second edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) annual assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs. The "Review" uncovers early evidence that teacher prep programs are beginning to make changes. It arrives at a time of heightened, unprecedented…

  2. Defining Competence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McCowan, Richard J.

    1998-01-01

    A major problem in competency-based education is the lack of clarity in defining competence. This monograph describes the levels of competence used in developing competency-based educational programs and provides a taxonomy that can be used in developing competency-based instruction. The taxonomy includes four levels. Level 1 includes specific…

  3. Engr. Tech

    E-print Network

    Unknown

    2011-08-17

    In February 2014, Texas A&M minted ORCiDs for 10,000+ graduate students as an ORCID member organization. In the first 9 days, about 2000 students claimed their ORCIDs, demonstrating that high tech alone is not sufficient to reach and engage campus...

  4. 29. VIEW OF GRAND CANAL, LOOKING WEST TOWARD BROPHY PREP ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    29. VIEW OF GRAND CANAL, LOOKING WEST TOWARD BROPHY PREP AND ST. FRANCIS CHURCH (compare this photograph with AZ-17-15, taken at the same spot in 1937). Photographer: Kevin Kreisel-Coons, May 1990 - Grand Canal, North side of Salt River, Tempe, Maricopa County, AZ

  5. RDS and Recycling Waste Diversion in Food Prep

    E-print Network

    Awtar, Shorya

    rather than trash Saves landfill space, avoids water pollution and makes great compost!! #12;Food Waste is fun!!!!!!!!! #12;Gotta Question? Gotta Comment? Need Help? Call UM Waste Management Services (76RDS and Recycling Waste Diversion in Food Prep Setting #12;Why Recycle? Recycling saves resources

  6. Appendix D: More on Recommendations. [2014 Teacher Prep Review

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur

    2014-01-01

    The "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review" evaluates the quality of programs that provide preservice preparation of public school teachers. This appendix presents next steps for prospective college or graduate students who aspire to enter teaching (and their parents) and for current students who are already enrolled in a teacher preparation program…

  7. Mammalogy Lab Specimen Prep `Protocol' (by J. Rader, 2011)

    E-print Network

    Gohee, Jake

    Mammalogy Lab Specimen Prep `Protocol' (by J. Rader, 2011) Overview: In many ways preparing a skull is a simple procedure. You will be repetitiously boiling your skull and scraping/peeling away flesh until the skull is clean. Once your skull is clean you will aim to whiten your skull using a peroxide solution. I

  8. Georgia Tech Dangerous Gas

    E-print Network

    Sherrill, David

    1 Georgia Tech Dangerous Gas Safety Program March 2011 #12;Georgia Tech Dangerous Gas Safety ................................................................................................................... 14 #12;Georgia Tech Dangerous Gas Safety Program March 2011 3 13. GAS MONITORING RESPONSIBILITY

  9. Cultural Intelligence (CQ): A Quest for Cultural Competence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly

    2007-01-01

    Professionals in the field of special education are constantly being asked about efficacy and outcome-based practice. The tragic event that took place at Virginia Tech shocked the world. This article uses the Virginia Tech tragedy as a base to discuss the need for all professionals to develop cultural competence. Furthermore, it discusses the…

  10. Rectal Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

    PubMed Central

    Yang, Haitao; Wang, Lin

    2014-01-01

    Rectal pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will be a critical component of HIV prevention products due to the prevalence of unprotected receptive anal intercourse among men who have sex with men and heterosexual couples. Given the biological considerations of this compartment and the complexity of HIV infection, design of a successful rectal microbicide product faces a number of challenges. Important information is being compiled to begin to address deficits in knowledge toward design of rectal PrEP products for men and women. Aspects of formulation development and preclinical and clinical evaluation of rectal products studied to date are summarized in this review. This article is based on a presentation at the "Product Development Workshop 2013: HIV and Multipurpose Prevention Technologies," held in Arlington, Virginia on February 21–22, 2013. It forms part of a special supplement to Antiviral Research. PMID:24188705

  11. Earth's Crust Versus the Prep Room: Why the Differences?

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The aim of this activity is to introduce students to the common elements found in the Earth. Students study, compare and answer questions about graphs showing the elemental composition of the Earth's crust and of the aggregate composition of the compounds found in a typical school prep room. They will find that many of the elements already familiar to them may not be at all common in the Earth's crust and students should consider why this might be. The activity can thus be used to underpin topics on useful materials from the Earth and on the extraction of metals. The student section has graphs showing the composition of Earth's crust, the composition of the compounds in a typical school prep room in terms of the different elements found in the compounds there, and the compositions of the oceans and of the atmosphere.

  12. Outsourcing Competence

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    Bergstra, J A; van Vlijmen, S F M

    2011-01-01

    The topic of this paper, competences needed for outsourcing, is organized by first providing a generic competence scheme, which is subsequently instantiated to the area of sourcing and outsourcing. Sourcing and outsourcing are positioned as different areas of activity, neither one of which is subsumed under the other one. It is argued that competences relevant for outsourcing are mainly community based rather than evidence based. Subjective ability and objective ability are distinguished as categories, together making up ability, which are distinct but not necessarily disjoint from competence. Conjectural ability is introduced as a form of subjective ability. A person's competence profile includes competences as well as abilities, including subjective ones. Competence assessment and acquisition as well as the impact of assessed competence on practical work is described. The analysis of competence and ability thus developed is used as standpoint from which to extract a specification of an audience for a theory...

  13. MicroPrep: chip-based dielectrophoretic purification of mitochondria.

    PubMed

    Moschallski, Meike; Hausmann, Monika; Posch, Anton; Paulus, Aran; Kunz, Nancy; Duong, Thanh Tu; Angres, Brigitte; Fuchsberger, Kai; Steuer, Heiko; Stoll, Dieter; Werner, Simon; Hagmeyer, Britta; Stelzle, Martin

    2010-08-01

    We have developed a microfluidic system--microPrep--for subcellular fractionation of cell homogenates based on dielectrophoretic sorting. Separation of mitochondria isolated from a human lymphoblastoid cell line was monitored by fluorescence microscopy and further characterized by western blot analysis. Robust high throughput and continuous long-term operation for up to 60 h of the microPrep chip system with complex biological samples became feasible as a result of a comprehensive set of technical measures: (i) coating of the inner surfaces of the chip with BSA, (ii) application of mechanical actuators to induce periodic flow patterns, (iii) efficient cooling of the device to ensure integrity of organelle, (iv) a wide channel to provide for high fluidic throughput, and (v) integration of a serial arrangement of 10 dielectrophoretic deflector units to enable separation of samples with a high particle load without clogging. Hence, microPrep yields tens of micrograms of enriched and purified mitochondria within hours. Western blots of mitochondria fractions showed that contaminating endoplasmatic reticulum was reduced by a factor 6 when compared with samples prepared by state of the art centrifugation. PMID:20665923

  14. VIRGINIA TECH ANTENNA GROUP

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    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    VIRGINIA TECH ANTENNA GROUP Development of New Antennas and Applications: Applications of UWB - 21, 2005 Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington, VA Virginia Tech1872 #12;IDGA - 20-21 September 2005Military Antenna Systems, Arlington, VA Virginia Tech1872 VIRGINIA TECH ANTENNA GROUP1 Outline · - Impulse

  15. Algebra for All? An Evaluation of Academic Achievement of College and Tech Prep Students

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    Terry, Madonna H.; Fenster, Mark J.; Fowler, Tara B.

    2007-01-01

    "Algebra for everyone" has been a popular reform, though not commonly implemented and not fully evaluated. Through investigation, one might be able to determine whether courses deemed equivalent to a traditional college preparatory algebra course provide an equitable understanding of algebra concepts and skills, while controlling for variables…

  16. Applied Physics. Course Materials: Physics 111, 112, 113. Seattle Tech Prep Applied Academics Project.

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    South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.

    This publication contains materials for three courses in Applied Physics in the Applied Academics program at South Seattle Community College. It begins with the article, "Community College Applied Academics: The State of the Art?" (George B. Neff), which describes the characteristics, model, courses, and coordination activity that make up this…

  17. Applied Math. Course Materials: Math 111, 112, 113. Seattle Tech Prep Applied Academics Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.

    This publication contains materials for three courses in Applied Math in the Applied Academics program at South Seattle Community College. It begins with the article, "Community College Applied Academics: The State of the Art?" (George B. Neff), which describes the characteristics, model, courses, and coordination activity that make up this…

  18. 2013 Green Tech 1 TECO Technology Foundation

    E-print Network

    Kasahara, Hironori

    2013 Green Tech 1 TECO Technology Foundation #12;2013 Green Tech 2 #12;2013 Green Tech 3 Green Tech #12;2013 Green Tech 4 Green Tech #12;2013 Green Tech 5 Green Tech #12;2013 Green Tech 6 #12;2013 Green Tech 7 02/01 02/01-07/15 07/15 - 07

  19. Insertion Order Virginia Tech Magazine

    E-print Network

    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Insertion Order Virginia Tech Magazine This Insertion Order constitutes an agreement between Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and ___________________________ (Client) for advertising space in Virginia Tech Magazine, published by Virginia Tech. Edition(s): Summer 2014 Fall 2014

  20. Charter Schools as Nation Builders: Democracy Prep and Civic Education. Policy Brief 4

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lautzenheiser, Daniel; Kelly, Andrew P.

    2013-01-01

    This policy brief is the first in a series of in-depth case studies exploring how top-performing charter schools have incorporated civic learning in their school curriculum and school culture. This paper introduces Democracy Prep, a network of seven public charter schools with a civic mission at its core. Democracy Prep's founder and…

  1. Citología en medio líquido (Thin Prep Pap Test). Un año de experiencia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francisco Alameda; Pere Fusté; Sara Albert; Emilia Romero; Eulalia Gimferrer; Imma Soler; Maria Conangla; Ramon Carreras; Sergi Serrano

    2007-01-01

    ObjectivesTo describe our experience of liquid-based cytology (Thin Prep Pap Test) over a 1-year period by evaluating the follow-up of patients with an abnormal result and to compare the results obtained with the Thin Prep Pap Test with those previously obtained with conventional cytology.

  2. Matthew effects and R&D subsidues: knowledge cumulability in high-tech and low-tech industries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Antonelli Cristiano; Crespi Francesco

    2011-01-01

    The paper explores the causes and effects of persistence in the discretionary allocation of public subsidies to R&D activities performed by private firms in high-tech and low-tech industries. It applies the crucial distinction between past dependent reputation-Matthew-effects and path dependent competence-Mattheweffects. The former qualifies the persistence in the discretionary allocation of public subsidies in terms of sheer information externalities exclusively

  3. Peer-Mentored Preparedness (PM-Prep): A New Disaster Preparedness Program for Adults Living Independently in the Community

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    Eisenman, David Paul; Bazzano, Alicia; Koniak-Griffin, Deborah; Tseng, Chi-hong; Lewis, Mary-Ann; Lamb, Kerry; Lehrer, Danise

    2014-01-01

    The authors studied a health promotion program called PM-Prep (Peer-Mentored Prep), which was designed to improve disaster preparedness among adults living independently in the community. PM-Prep consists of four 2-hour classes co-taught by a health educator and peer-mentors. Adults were randomly assigned to an experimental arm or a wait-list…

  4. Extraction of Genomic DNA GTC Method Genomic DNA preps are useful for a number of applications including PCR and Southern

    E-print Network

    Extraction of Genomic DNA ­ GTC Method Genomic DNA preps are useful for a number of applications is a relatively faster protocol then the following CTAB Genomic DNA prep, but the yield of DNA can be variableL cultures). After completion of step 7 in the protocol below, the GTC Genomic DNA prep can be processed

  5. Virginia Tech Chemistry Department

    E-print Network

    Crawford, T. Daniel

    Virginia Tech Chemistry Department GRADUATE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES "The Orange Book" Blacksburg, Virginia August 2012 #12;2 Non-Discrimination Statement Virginia Tech does not discriminate against (http://www.hr.vt.edu/). Diversity Statement ­ The Virginia Tech Principles of Community We affirm

  6. FINANCING YOUR ILLINOIS TECH

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    Heller, Barbara

    FINANCING YOUR ILLINOIS TECH EDUCATION Make It Happen! #12;The prospect of attending college can ways to pay for it. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help make Illinois Tech a part of your to undergraduate students. If you earn multiple Illinois Tech merit scholarships throughout the admission process

  7. The Ethics of Consumer Sovereignty in an Age of High Tech

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Joseph Sirgy; Chenting Su

    2000-01-01

    We argue that consumer sovereignty in an increasingly high tech world is more of a fiction than a fact. We show how the principle of consumer sovereignty that governs the societal impact of economic competition is no longer valid. The world of high tech is increasingly responsible for changes in the opportunity, ability, and motivation of business firms to compete.

  8. MEMS @MEMS @ Texas TechTexas Tech

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    Holtz, Mark

    MEMS @MEMS @ Texas TechTexas Tech #12;MEMS Research @ TTUMEMS Research @ TTU MEMS Design and Fabrication MEMS Testing, Characterization & Control MEMS Integration and Application MEMS Education MEMS Organization #12;MEMS Design, SimulationMEMS Design, Simulation and Fabricationand Fabrication AutoCAD (TTU

  9. Competing Risks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bo Henry Lindqvist

    Consider a unit which can experience any one of k competing failure types, and suppose that for each unit we observe the time to failure, T, and the type of fail- ure, C 2 f1;2; : : : ; kg. The case of observing the pair (T; C) is termed \\\\competing risks\\

  10. From modeling to morals: imagining the future of HIV PREP in Lesotho.

    PubMed

    Kenworthy, Nora J; Bulled, Nicola

    2013-08-01

    Amidst growing global endorsements of new biomedical HIV prevention strategies, ARV-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (ARV PrEP) has garnered considerable attention as a potentially promising prevention strategy. Though it may offer more effective protection for certain at-risk groups than conventional prevention strategies (such as sexual partner reduction, condom use, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission), PrEP is more costly. PrEP requires more ongoing contact between individuals and providers, and a level of surveillance from the health system that is not necessary with other preventive measures. In this sense, it represents a new bio-technology for HIV prevention that poses particular challenges for worldwide implementation, given developing countries' struggling health systems and incomplete HIV treatment programs. Since the emergence of PrEP has stimulated ethical discussions premised on incomplete knowledge of efficacy and implementation, this paper explores the ethical parameters of a likely scenario for PrEP usage in a single, resource-poor country. We first develop a plausible model for PrEP deployment and utilization based on current PrEP research, while carefully considering the reigning institutional values of feasibility and effectiveness in global health approaches. Drawing on ethnographic research of HIV treatment and prevention approaches in Lesotho, we address ethical questions arising from this scenario of PrEP delivery. Lesotho presents a compelling and emblematic case study of PrEP's potential successes and pitfalls in a developing country, given the country's high HIV prevalence, struggles to achieve universal access to HIV treatment regimes, continued existence of stigma around the epidemic, and difficulties in addressing persistent social inequalities that fuel infections. PMID:23800326

  11. Attitude towards antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescription among HIV specialists

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    2013-01-01

    Background To investigate perceptions and attitude to prescribe Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among HIV specialists. Methods A questionnaire developed through a Focus Group and literature review was administered to a convenience sample of HIV specialists during educational courses in two Regions and an online survey in February-May 2012. Participants were classified as having a positive or negative attitude according to their willingness to prescribe PrEP. Demographic and working information, experience with HIV-infected patients, information and provision of antiretrovirals to uninfected persons, self-reported knowledge, perceptions and concerns regarding PrEP were assessed. The association between a different attitude towards PrEP prescription and selected characteristics was assessed through univariate and multivariate regression analysis. Results Of 311 specialists, 70% would prescribe PrEP, mainly to serodiscordant partners (64%) but also to people at ongoing, high risk of HIV infection (56%); 66% advocated public support of costs. A negative attitude towards PrEP was significantly associated with lack of provision of information on, and prescription of, antiretroviral post-exposure prophylaxis; specialists with a negative attitude believed behavioural interventions to be more effective than PrEP and were more concerned about toxicity. Overall, 90% of specialists disagreed regarding a lack of time for engaging in prevention counselling and PrEP monitoring; 79% would welcome formal guidelines, while those with a negative attitude did not consider this advisable. Conclusions Although conflicting attitudes appear evident, most specialists seem to be willing, with guidance from normative bodies, to promote PrEP within multiple prevention strategies among vulnerable populations. More scientific evidence regarding effectiveness could overcome resistance. PMID:23672424

  12. SKILL PREP Program for American Indian Students. Final report, 1994

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    McCulloh, S.; Huebner, P.

    1995-10-01

    The Scientific Knowledge for Indian Learning and Leadership (SKILL) precollege college program of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology concluded the 1994 PREP program on July 22, 1994. The program graduated 22 students from the 4-week residential math/science program for American Indian students. Primary academic focus was physics (30 hours); each student was given a bicycle to solve problems on angular momentum and mechanical advantage. Mathematical calculations and problem solving exercises were done in mathematics class (20 hours). Preliminary results in math, physics, and geology show dramatic increases in student achievement over the 4- week period. The program paired every two students with a faculty member or research scientist, and each team completed a research project.

  13. 76 FR 51037 - Determination That Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit (Containing Two Bisacodyl...

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    ...approved on September 24, 2007. Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit (10-mg bisacodyl) was indicated for the cleansing of the colon as preparation for colonoscopy in adults. Braintree informed FDA that it ceased to manufacture and market...

  14. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Infection: How Antiretroviral Pharmacology helps to Monitor and Improve Adherence

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    Blumenthal, Jill; Haubrich, Richard

    2014-01-01

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with antiretroviral drugs is a novel biomedical intervention that can prevent HIV transmission among high-risk populations. As findings from multiple PrEP studies have suggested that adherence is vital to achieve the full prevention benefits of PrEP, it is important to understand the clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of PrEP antiretrovirals, the association of PK and PrEP efficacy and the potential for drug concentration measurement to be used as a tool to monitor PrEP adherence. In this review, we examine studies related to PrEP adherence with attention to the clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of current and novel PrEP agents. Studies of animal models, pharmacokinetics and clinical trials related to PrEP and adherence were reviewed. In summary, when combined as part of a comprehensive prevention strategy that includes use of condoms and risk reduction counseling, PrEP has tremendous promise as a adjunctive biomedical HIV prevention intervention, providing that adherence is maintained. PMID:23800167

  15. PRESTO-PREP: a data preprocessor for the PRESTO-II code

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    Bell, M.A.; Emerson, C.J.; Fields, D.E.

    1984-07-01

    PRESTO-II is a computer code developed to evaluate possible health effects from shallow land disposal of low level radioactive wastes. PRESTO-PREP is a data preprocessor that has been developed to expedite the formation of input data sets for PRESTO-II. PRESTO-PREP utilizes a library of nuclide and risk-specific data. Given an initial waste inventory, the code creates the radionuclide portion of the associated input data set for PRESTO-II. 2 references.

  16. elPrep: High-Performance Preparation of Sequence Alignment/Map Files for Variant Calling.

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    Herzeel, Charlotte; Costanza, Pascal; Decap, Dries; Fostier, Jan; Reumers, Joke

    2015-01-01

    elPrep is a high-performance tool for preparing sequence alignment/map files for variant calling in sequencing pipelines. It can be used as a replacement for SAMtools and Picard for preparation steps such as filtering, sorting, marking duplicates, reordering contigs, and so on, while producing identical results. What sets elPrep apart is its software architecture that allows executing preparation pipelines by making only a single pass through the data, no matter how many preparation steps are used in the pipeline. elPrep is designed as a multithreaded application that runs entirely in memory, avoids repeated file I/O, and merges the computation of several preparation steps to significantly speed up the execution time. For example, for a preparation pipeline of five steps on a whole-exome BAM file (NA12878), we reduce the execution time from about 1:40 hours, when using a combination of SAMtools and Picard, to about 15 minutes when using elPrep, while utilising the same server resources, here 48 threads and 23GB of RAM. For the same pipeline on whole-genome data (NA12878), elPrep reduces the runtime from 24 hours to less than 5 hours. As a typical clinical study may contain sequencing data for hundreds of patients, elPrep can remove several hundreds of hours of computing time, and thus substantially reduce analysis time and cost. PMID:26182406

  17. elPrep: High-Performance Preparation of Sequence Alignment/Map Files for Variant Calling

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    Decap, Dries; Fostier, Jan; Reumers, Joke

    2015-01-01

    elPrep is a high-performance tool for preparing sequence alignment/map files for variant calling in sequencing pipelines. It can be used as a replacement for SAMtools and Picard for preparation steps such as filtering, sorting, marking duplicates, reordering contigs, and so on, while producing identical results. What sets elPrep apart is its software architecture that allows executing preparation pipelines by making only a single pass through the data, no matter how many preparation steps are used in the pipeline. elPrep is designed as a multithreaded application that runs entirely in memory, avoids repeated file I/O, and merges the computation of several preparation steps to significantly speed up the execution time. For example, for a preparation pipeline of five steps on a whole-exome BAM file (NA12878), we reduce the execution time from about 1:40 hours, when using a combination of SAMtools and Picard, to about 15 minutes when using elPrep, while utilising the same server resources, here 48 threads and 23GB of RAM. For the same pipeline on whole-genome data (NA12878), elPrep reduces the runtime from 24 hours to less than 5 hours. As a typical clinical study may contain sequencing data for hundreds of patients, elPrep can remove several hundreds of hours of computing time, and thus substantially reduce analysis time and cost. PMID:26182406

  18. About Michigan Tech Michigan Tech is located in

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    Honrath, Richard E.

    About Michigan Tech Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior and in the community. Michigan Tech is rated as one of the safest college campuses in the United States, and the local and Environmental Engineering The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Michigan Tech includes 26

  19. Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness Georgia Tech Police Department

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    Sherrill, David

    Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness Georgia Tech Police Department EMERGENCY RESPONSE as a reference #12;To order addistional copies of this Guidebook contact Georgia Tech Printing and Copying) 894-7200 Stingerette (404) 385-RIDE Georgia Tech Home Page www.gatech.edu Environment, Health & Safety

  20. October 2009 VIRGINIA TECH

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    October 2009 VIRGINIA TECH Forest Ecological Assessment May 2012 #12;#12;VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC or disclose data obtained without restriction from any source, including the prosperer. #12;#12;Virginia Tech Forest Ecological Assessment Blacksburg, Virginia Biohabitats Project Number 12005.01 Biohabitats

  1. ANNUAL REPORT LOUISIANA TECH

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Director of Recreation 14 Years · Director of Recreation 5 years Education · Bachelor of Science, Health and Physical Education, Louisiana Tech University (1981) · Master of Science, Education, Louisiana Tech · Coordinator of Fitness/Wellness 5 years Education · Bachelor of Science - Health Science - University

  2. Louisiana Tech University Biomechanics

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Biomechanics The Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Biomechanics. POSITION: Assistant Professor. Tenure-track, Nine in the area of Biomechanics. Advise undergraduate students. Conduct research and secure external funding

  3. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Ethics Center

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    Rock, Chris

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Ethics Center Annual Report I 2010-2011 #12;#12;TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY October 1, 2011 Prepared by the Texas Tech University Ethics Center Annual Report I 2010-2011 #12;Annual ...........................................................................................................17 TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY ETHICS CENTER STRATEGIC PLAN (2009) ....................................17

  4. Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center 2013 Field Day Proceedings August 7, 2013 Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants and Environment, Virginia Tech, Dr. John Fike, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech and Patti

  5. New Mexico Tech 20062007 Catalog

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    Aitbayev, Rakhim

    New Mexico Tech 2006­2007 Catalog For information on undergraduate admission, contact: Director of Admission New Mexico Tech 801 Leroy Place Socorro, New Mexico 87801 505.835.5424 1.800.428.TECH admission.nmt.edu For information on graduate admission, contact: Dean of Graduate Studies New Mexico Tech 801 Leroy Place Socorro

  6. Campus Sustainability at Virginia Tech

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    Virginia Tech

    Campus Sustainability at Virginia Tech 2011 Annual Report Presented by the Virginia Tech Office of Energy and Sustainability #12;2 2011 ANNUAL REPORT ON CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY AT VIRGINIA TECH 2011 Annual Report on Campus Sustainability at Virginia Tech Table of Contents Acknowledgement 3 Executive Summary 3

  7. Role of the pharmacist in pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP) therapy for HIV prevention

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    Clauson, Kevin A.; Polen, Hyla H.; Joseph, Shine A.; Zapantis, Antonia

    2008-01-01

    With a global estimate of 2.5 million new infections of HIV occurring yearly, discovering novel methods to help stem the spread of the virus is critical. The use of antiretroviral chemoprophylaxis for preventing HIV after accidental or occupational exposure and in maternal to fetal transmission has become a widely accepted method to combat HIV. Based on this success, pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP) is being explored in at-risk patient populations such as injecting drug users, female sex workers and men who have sex with men. This off-label and unmonitored use has created a need for education and intervention by pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Pharmacists should educate themselves on PrEP and be prepared to counsel patients about their means of obtaining it (e.g. borrowing or sharing medications and ordering from disreputable Internet pharmacies). They should also be proactive about medication therapy management in these patients due to clinically important drug interactions with PrEP medications. Only one trial exploring the safety and efficacy of tenofovir as PrEP has been completed thus far. However, five ongoing trials are in various stages and two additional studies are scheduled for the near future. Unfortunately, studies in this arena have met with many challenges that have threatened to derail progress. Ethical controversy surrounding post-trial care of participants who seroconvert during studies, as well as concerns over emerging viral resistance and logistical site problems, have already halted several PrEP trials. Information about these early trials has already filtered down to affected individuals who are experimenting with this unproven therapy as an “evening before pill”. The potential for PrEP is promising; however, more extensive trials are necessary to establish its safety and efficacy. Pharmacists are well-positioned to play a key role in helping patients make choices about PrEP, managing their therapy, and developing policy with an eye towards the future. PMID:25147587

  8. Role of the pharmacist in pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP) therapy for HIV prevention.

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    Clauson, Kevin A; Polen, Hyla H; Joseph, Shine A; Zapantis, Antonia

    2009-01-01

    With a global estimate of 2.5 million new infections of HIV occurring yearly, discovering novel methods to help stem the spread of the virus is critical. The use of antiretroviral chemoprophylaxis for preventing HIV after accidental or occupational exposure and in maternal to fetal transmission has become a widely accepted method to combat HIV. Based on this success, pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP) is being explored in at-risk patient populations such as injecting drug users, female sex workers and men who have sex with men. This off-label and unmonitored use has created a need for education and intervention by pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Pharmacists should educate themselves on PrEP and be prepared to counsel patients about their means of obtaining it (e.g. borrowing or sharing medications and ordering from disreputable Internet pharmacies). They should also be proactive about medication therapy management in these patients due to clinically important drug interactions with PrEP medications. Only one trial exploring the safety and efficacy of tenofovir as PrEP has been completed thus far. However, five ongoing trials are in various stages and two additional studies are scheduled for the near future. Unfortunately, studies in this arena have met with many challenges that have threatened to derail progress. Ethical controversy surrounding post-trial care of participants who seroconvert during studies, as well as concerns over emerging viral resistance and logistical site problems, have already halted several PrEP trials. Information about these early trials has already filtered down to affected individuals who are experimenting with this unproven therapy as an "evening before pill". The potential for PrEP is promising; however, more extensive trials are necessary to establish its safety and efficacy. Pharmacists are well-positioned to play a key role in helping patients make choices about PrEP, managing their therapy, and developing policy with an eye towards the future. PMID:25147587

  9. Rethinking HIV prevention to prepare for oral PrEP implementation for young African women

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    Celum, Connie L; Delany-Moretlwe, Sinead; McConnell, Margaret; van Rooyen, Heidi; Bekker, Linda-Gail; Kurth, Ann; Bukusi, Elizabeth; Desmond, Chris; Morton, Jennifer; Baeten, Jared M

    2015-01-01

    Introduction HIV incidence remains high among young women in sub-Saharan Africa in spite of scale-up of HIV testing, behavioural interventions, antiretroviral treatment and medical male circumcision. There is a critical need to critique past approaches and learn about the most effective implementation of evidence-based HIV prevention strategies, particularly emerging interventions such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Discussion Women in sub-Saharan Africa are at increased risk of HIV during adolescence and into their 20s, in part due to contextual factors including gender norms and relationship dynamics, and limited access to reproductive and sexual health services. We reviewed behavioural, behavioural economic and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention for young African women, with a particular focus on the barriers, opportunities and implications for implementing PrEP in this group. Behavioural interventions have had limited impact in part due to not effectively addressing the context, broader sexual norms and expectations, and structural factors that increase risk and vulnerability. Of biomedical HIV prevention strategies that have been tested, daily oral PrEP has the greatest evidence for protection, although adherence was low in two placebo-controlled trials in young African women. Given high efficacy and effectiveness in other populations, demonstration projects of open-label PrEP in young African women are needed to determine the most effective delivery models and whether women at substantial risk are motivated and able to use oral PrEP with sufficient adherence to achieve HIV prevention benefits. Conclusions Social marketing, adherence support and behavioural economic interventions should be evaluated as part of PrEP demonstration projects among young African women in terms of their effectiveness in increasing demand and optimizing uptake and effective use of PrEP. Lessons learned through evaluations of implementation strategies for delivering oral PrEP, a first-generation biomedical HIV prevention product, will inform development of new and less user-dependent PrEP formulations and delivery of an expanding choice of prevention options in HIV prevention programmes for young African women. PMID:26198350

  10. JUSTNET: TechBeat

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    TechBeat is a quarterly publication of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC). It covers new technologies being developed at the center and other government and private sector research. Some of the frequent topics discussed in TechBeat are electronic crime, prison security, illegal substance detection, and operations at the state and federal level. One section of the publication is called Tech Shorts, which gives summaries of articles from various other sources that deal with technology and law enforcement. Every issue since the journal's inception can be viewed from this site.

  11. Religious competence as cultural competence

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    2012-01-01

    Definitions of cultural competence often refer to the need to be aware and attentive to the religious and spiritual needs and orientations of patients. However, the institution of psychiatry maintains an ambivalent attitude to the incorporation of religion and spirituality into psychiatric practice. This is despite the fact that many patients, especially those from underserved and underprivileged minority backgrounds, are devotedly religious and find much solace and support in their religiosity. I use the case of mental health of African Americans as an extended example to support the argument that psychiatric services must become more closely attuned to religious matters. I suggest ways in which this can be achieved. Attention to religion can aid in the development of culturally competent and accessible services, which in turn, may increase engagement and service satisfaction among religious populations. PMID:22421686

  12. Entertainment Tech & science

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    Wang, James Z.

    Health Tech & science Science Space Gadgets Internet Wireless Games Security Innovation Travel Weather Most popular Most viewed Top rated Most e-mailed Police: Ga. man held wife, four kids captive Ugly

  13. Tech United Team Description

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    J. J. M. Lunenburg; Den Dolech

    This paper describes the research improvements in the mechanical, electrical and software design of the robots of team Tech United. The main improvements are an automated calibration procedure, active ball handling, a new solenoid kicker design and an active keeper.

  14. Last Update: 5-14-12 Therapy Competency Evaluation Form

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    Gelfond, Michael

    -driven mechanisms of action that may be contributing to client problem(s). ______ e. Student engages in evidence-based values, preferences, and expectations, best evidence on diagnosis and treatment, and own clinical and Policy (Foundational Competency) Clinical Psychology Program Texas Tech University Student's Name

  15. Hypomorphic Mutation of the TALE Gene Prep1 (pKnox1) Causes a Major Reduction of Pbx and Meis Proteins and a Pleiotropic Embryonic Phenotype

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    Elisabetta Ferretti; J. Carlos Villaescusa; Patrizia Di Rosa; Luis C. Fernandez-Diaz; Elena Longobardi; Roberta Mazzieri; Annarita Miccio; Nicola Micali; Licia Selleri; Giuliana Ferrari; Francesco Blasi

    2006-01-01

    The interaction of Prep1 and Pbx homeodomain transcription factors regulates their activity, nuclear localization, and likely, function in development. To understand the in vivo role of Prep1, we have analyzed an embryonic lethal hypomorphic mutant mouse (Prep1i\\/i). Prep1i\\/i embryos die at embryonic day 17.5 (E17.5) to birth with an overall organ hypoplasia, severe anemia, impaired angiogenesis, and eye anomalies, particularly

  16. Regarding prep: Comment Prompted by Iverson, Wagenmakers, and Lee (2010); Lecoutre, Lecoutre, and Poitevineau (2010); and Maraun and Gabriel (2010)

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    Ronald C. Serlin

    2010-01-01

    The sense that replicability is an important aspect of empirical science led Killeen (2005a) to define prep, the probability that a replication will result in an outcome in the same direction as that found in a current experiment. Since then, several authors have praised and criticized prep, culminating in the 3 articles in the current issue of Psychological Methods. In

  17. Competing Technologies

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    Thomas Bauer

    \\u000a In general it can be assumed that there exists a potential market for TPV systems anywhere that an electrical power source\\u000a is required. Hence, in order to identify suitable TPV applications, this chapter reviews other deployed and emerging electricity\\u000a generating technologies.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a In TPV literature, competing technologies discussed have included internal heat engine generators , solar PV systems, electro-chemical\\u000a cells and

  18. NASA Tech House

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    The NASA Technology Utilization House, called Tech House, was designed and constructed at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, to demonstrate new technology that is available or will be available in the next several years and how the application of aerospace technology could help advance the homebuilding industry. Solar energy use, energy and water conservation, safety, security, and cost were major considerations in adapting the aerospace technology to the construction of Tech House.

  19. TechKnow Times

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    TechKnow Times(tm) specializes in selecting and synthesizing information about Internet resources. Its goal is to make information access as simple and as quick as possible. It covers news related to Internet and online marketing, World Wide Web sites and design, and online technology and culture, all drawn from a wide range of print and electronic sources. TechKnow Times(tm) is giving online entrepreneurs the information they need to accomplish their goals.

  20. Guide for the preparation of proposals for the Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (PREP), 1992

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    Not Available

    1991-08-01

    The Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (PREP) is aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minority and women students entering all science and mathematics-based professions. This focus reflects the need to broaden the US science and engineering base. The Department of Energy (DOE) is concerned about the availability of science and engineering professionals to perform its mission and is authorized to assure an adequate supply of manpower for the accomplishment of energy research and development programs by sponsoring and assisting education and training activities. The primary purpose of PREP is to help alleviate manpower shortages in science-based careers by preparing students for, and motivating them to take, college-preparatory courses in science and mathematics. The Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (PREP) will provide funds to colleges and universities for projects aimed at seeking out populations, typically underrepresented in science-based careers, during junior high school and early high school years (sixth through tenth grades) and providing them with pre-freshman enrichment experiences. These experiences shall consist of activities to identify, motivate and prepare students for science-based careers. Applicants must describe intended outcome for each PREP project and show how these outcomes are to be measured. Established programs should describe previous program outcomes. It is highly desirable that the PREP activities of the proposing institution be correlated with and built upon the broader activities of the national efforts for improving science and mathematics education in the US. This guide for application to PREP includes copies of the required forms.

  1. PrEP implementation: moving from trials to policy and practice

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    Cáceres, Carlos F; O'Reilly, Kevin R; Mayer, Kenneth H; Baggaley, Rachel

    2015-01-01

    Introduction It is increasingly clear that the HIV response will not be sustainable if the number of infections is not significantly reduced. Discussion For two decades, research has been ongoing to identify new behavioural and biomedical strategies to prevent HIV infection. In the past few years, the efficacy of several new strategies has been demonstrated, including oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP; i.e. daily use of tenofovir/emtricitabine). Because several social, political and logistic barriers remain, however, optimal PrEP implementation will require a better dissemination of new evidence in a number of areas and additional implementation research from various disciplinary perspectives (i.e. social science, policy and ethics; health systems; and economics, including cost-effectiveness studies). Discussion of new evidence on those topics, as well as case studies of potential PrEP implementation in diverse environments, can improve the understanding of the role that PrEP may play in addressing the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. In light of these needs, the Network for Multidisciplinary Studies in ARV-based HIV Prevention (NEMUS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) were honoured to co-organize a special issue of JIAS aimed at contributing to a scholarly discussion of current conditions surrounding PrEP implementation, potential impact and efficiency, social science concerns and the study of PrEP implementation in specific country cases. The papers included in this monograph identify and cover many of the main aspects of the complex yet promising discussions around PrEP implementation today. Conclusions This is a collection of timely contributions from global leaders in HIV research and policy that addresses geographic diversity, uses a trans-disciplinary approach and covers a variety of the complex issues raised by PrEP. As this publication will become accessible to all, we hope that it will remain a valuable resource for policy makers, programme managers, researchers and activists around the world at a moment of a paradigm shift of the global response to HIV. PMID:26198349

  2. Competent psychopharmacology.

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    Gardner, David M

    2014-08-01

    There is little doubt that undergraduate and post-graduate training of physicians, pharmacists, and nurses is insufficient to prepare them to use psychotropics safely and effectively, especially in the context of their expanded off-label uses. Therefore, the development of competencies in psychotropic prescribing needs to be approached as a long-term, practice-based learning commitment. Proposed are the abilities and knowledge components necessary for safe and effective use of psychotropics. Typical challenges in prescribing for chronic and recurrent illnesses include highly variable responses and tolerability, drug interactions, and adverse effects that can be serious, irreversible, and even fatal. Prescribing psychotropics is further complicated by negative public and professional reports and growing patient concerns about the quality of care, and questions about the efficacy, safety, and addictive risks of psychotropics. Increased efforts are needed to enhance clinical training and knowledge in psychopharmacology among trainees and practising clinicians, with more comprehensive and sustained attention to the assessment of individual patients, and greater reliance on patient education and collaboration. Improved competence in psychotropic prescribing should lead to more informed, thoughtful, and better-targeted applications as one component of more comprehensive clinical care. PMID:25161064

  3. Attitudes Towards PrEP and Anticipated Condom Use Among Concordant HIV-Negative and HIV-Discordant Male Couples.

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    Hoff, Colleen C; Chakravarty, Deepalika; Bircher, Anja E; Campbell, Chadwick K; Grisham, Kirk; Neilands, Torsten B; Wilson, Patrick A; Dworkin, Shari

    2015-07-01

    Since the July 2012 approval by the FDA of emtricitabine/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada) for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV, its feasibility and acceptability has been under study. HIV-discordant couples are likely targets for PrEP but little is known about how this new prevention tool impacts relationships. We examined, among gay male couples, the acceptability of individual and partner use of PrEP and intentions to use condoms with primary and outside partners in the context of PrEP use. Data are from two independent samples of couples recruited in the San Francisco bay area and New York City-a qualitative one (N=48 couples) between March and November, 2011, and a quantitative one (N=171 couples) between June, 2012 and May, 2013. Data were categorized by couple HIV status and general linear models; chi-square tests of independence were used to examine condom-use intentions with primary and outside partners, by sexual risk profile, and race. Almost half of the HIV-negative couples felt PrEP was a good HIV prevention strategy for themselves and their partner. Over half reported that they would not change their current condom use if they or their partner were taking PrEP. However, approximately 30% of HIV-negative couples reported that they would stop using condoms or use them less with primary and outside partners if they were on PrEP or if their partner was on PrEP. A large percentage of couples view PrEP positively. However, to ensure safety for both partners, future programing must consider those who intend not to use condoms while on PrEP. PMID:26057304

  4. Preparing for the Rollout of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): A Vignette Survey to Identify Intended Sexual Behaviors among Women in Kenya and South Africa if Using PrEP

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    Corneli, Amy; Field, Samuel; Namey, Emily; Agot, Kawango; Ahmed, Khatija; Odhiambo, Jacob; Skhosana, Joseph; Guest, Greg

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Several clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in reducing HIV risk. One concern with introducing PrEP is whether users will engage in riskier sexual behaviors. Methods We assessed the effect that PrEP may have on sexual risk behaviors by administering a survey to 799 women in Bondo, Kenya, and Pretoria, South Africa. Participants were asked about their sexual behavior intentions twice — once as if they were taking PrEP and once as if they were not taking PrEP — within four risk situations (vignettes). They responded using a 5-point ordinal scale. We used a series of linear mixed effects models with an unstructured residual covariance matrix to estimate the between- and within-subject differences in the mean likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior across the PrEP and non-PrEP contexts. We also calculated the total percentage of participants who reported a greater likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior if taking PrEP than if not taking PrEP, by vignette. Results We found statistically significant differences in the mean likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior with the between-subject comparison (-0.17, p < 0.01) and with the within-subject comparison (-0.31, p < 0.001). Depending on the vignette, 27% to 40% of participants reported a greater likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior if taking PrEP than if not taking PrEP. Conclusions Our findings indicate that modest increases in risky sexual behavior could occur with PrEP. Although responses from the majority of participants suggest they would not be more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior if they took PrEP, a substantial proportion might. Programs rolling out PrEP should be prepared to assist similar women in making informed choices about reducing their risk of HIV and about their sexual health beyond HIV prevention. PMID:26056842

  5. A Case Study of Interagency Collaboration as Reported by the PREP Advisory Committee

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    Greene, Cathleen M.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore with key members of the Pilot Reintegration Education Program (PREP) Advisory Committee, the characteristics of their interagency process and how they perceived that these factors contributed to accomplishing the common objective of providing a smooth and effective transition for students between release…

  6. I-E-1 WORM GENOMIC DNA PREP I. GROWING THE WORMS

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    Bridgman, Paul C.

    I-E-1 WORM GENOMIC DNA PREP I. GROWING THE WORMS 1. Chunk worms onto a large DNA plates which have off worms with H20 after plate is close to or has starved and place in glass conical tube. 3. Wash worms twice with H20 to get rid of bacteria, and then transfer to an eppendorf tube. 4. Rinse worms

  7. Improving Cyber Security and Mission Assurance Via Cyber Preparedness (Cyber Prep) Levels

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    Deborah J. Bodeau; Richard D. Graubart; Jennifer Fabius-Greene

    2010-01-01

    Increasing dependence on cyberspace makes preparedness against cyber threats integral to mission assurance. The nature of cyber threats in general - and advanced persistent threats in particular - requires a longer-term commitment from senior leadership, including vision, strategy, and investment prioritization as well as the organizational agility to respond to ever-changing tactics and techniques. The cyber preparedness (Cyber Prep) methodology

  8. ROWAN PREP FALL, 2013 SPRING/SUMMER, 2014 INDIVIDUAL--LESSON TUITION PAYMENT & REFUND

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    Rusu, Adrian

    ROWAN PREP FALL, 2013 ­ SPRING/SUMMER, 2014 INDIVIDUAL--LESSON TUITION PAYMENT & REFUND POLICIES, Regina DiMedio Marrazza (dimedio@rowan.edu) prior to the start off lessons. Individual--Lesson for the entire previous year. 3. Security lessons: all individual--lesson students must pre-- pay the final three

  9. Central Services PREP (A Curriculum for Sterilization Technicians in the Workplace). Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.

    A workplace literacy curriculum for entry-level hospital workers who sterilize medical equipment for doctors and nurses was developed, tested, and published in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An assessment was conducted to identify the needs of the hospital's management and the literacy skills needed by its central services prep department, and…

  10. Gynecologic infections seen in ThinPrep cytological test in Wuhan, China.

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    Zhou, Hang; Jia, Yao; Shen, Jian; Wang, Shaoshuai; Li, Xiong; Yang, Ru; Huang, Kecheng; Hu, Ting; Tang, Fangxu; Zhou, Jin; Yuan, Jingping; Huang, Lei; Tian, Xun; Chen, Zhilan; Zhang, Qinghua; Wang, Changyu; Xi, Ling; Deng, Dongrui; Wang, Hui; Ma, Ding; Li, Shuang

    2014-06-01

    This study aimed to analyze the prevalence of bacterial, Candida, Trichomonas, and human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in ThinPrep cytological test (TCT) performed on women of Wuhan, China. ThinPrep smears were screened by two independent experienced pathologists and reported from 2008 to 2010. A total of 46 866 ThinPrep smears were studied, and smears with inflammation were analyzed. Of the 44 162 enrolled patients, inflammation changes were observed in 21 935 (49.7%) and specific infections in 6884 (31.4%). The infections detected were as follows: bacteria, 5663 (82.3%); Candida, 825 (12.0%); Trichomonas, 273 (4.0%); and HPV, 148 (2.1%). Significant changes were found in the prevalence of bacteria and Candida among women who underwent TCT before and after 2010. ?(2) revealed an increasing proportion of specific infections found in smears after 2010 (P = 0.000). In conclusion, bacterial infection was the most detectable in the ThinPrep smears, followed by Candida and Trichomonas. The prevalence of infection identified by TCT was found to be similar in previous literature in China. PMID:24652121

  11. purple prep Northwestern University's 201112 startup guide for incoming transfer students

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    matters, including paying your fall-quarter tuition Optional financial arrangements, such as paying your Pay fall tuition, fees in CAESAR 15 8/11 9/1 Complete For the Record 39 Mid-August 9/5 Complete tuition in installments and turning your WildCARD into an ATM card Advising you to give Purple Prep

  12. Appendix C: Background and Methodology for Alternative Certification Pilot. [2014 Teacher Prep Review

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur

    2014-01-01

    The "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review" evaluates the quality of programs that provide preservice preparation of public school teachers. As part of the "Review," this appendix reports on a pilot study of new standards for assessing the quality of alternative certification programs. Background and methodology for alternative…

  13. SpaceTech—Postgraduate space education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    de Bruijn, Ferdi J.; Ashford, Edward W.; Larson, Wiley J.

    2008-07-01

    SpaceTech is a postgraduate program geared primarily for mid-career space professionals seeking to gain or improve their expertise in space systems engineering and in business engineering. SpaceTech provides a lifelong impact on its participants by broadening their capabilities, encouraging systematic "end-to-end" thinking and preparing them for any technical or business-related engineering challenges they may encounter. This flexible 1-year program offers high competency gain and increased business skills. It is held in attractive locations in a flexible, multi-cultural environment. SpaceTech is a highly effective master's program certified by the esteemed Technical University of Delft (TUD), Netherlands. SpaceTech provides expert instructors who place no barriers between themselves and participants. The program combines innovative and flexible new approaches with time-tested methods to give participants the skills required for future missions and new business, while allowing participants to meet their work commitments at the same time as they study for their master's degree. The SpaceTech program is conducted in separate sessions, generally each of 2-week duration, separated by periods of some 6-8 weeks, during which time participants may return to their normal jobs. It also includes introductory online course material that the participants can study at their leisure. The first session is held at the TUD, with subsequent sessions held at strategic space agency locations. By participating at two or more of these sessions, attendees can earn certificates of satisfactory completion from TU Delft. By participating in all of the sessions, as well as taking part in the companion Central Case Project (CCP), participants earn an accredited and highly respected master's degree in Space Systems Engineering from the TUD. Seven distinct SpaceTech modules are provided during these sessions: Space Mission Analysis and Design, Systems Engineering, Business Engineering, Interpersonal Skills, Telecommunications, Earth Observation and Navigation. A group CCP, a major asset of this unique program, is a focused project, aimed at the formation of a credible virtual commercial space-related business. Participants exercise space systems engineering fundamentals as well as marketing and business engineering tools, with the goal of creating a financially viable business opportunity. They then present the result, in the form of an unsolicited proposal to potential investors, as well as a varied group of engineers, managers and executives from the space community. During the CCP, participants learn the ties between mission and system design and the potential return to investors. They develop an instinct for the technical concepts and which of the parameters to adjust to make their newly conceived business more effective and profitable.

  14. Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures

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    Sherrill, David

    Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures DO THIS NOW 1. If the incident poses a hazard by dialing 911. a. Information that Responders need: i. I am on the Georgia Tech Campus ii. The Street requiring assistance may call the Georgia Tech Student Affairs Office/Dean of Students During regular work

  15. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN

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    Rock, Chris

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN (revised 2008-09) MISSION STATEMENT Committed to teaching and the advancement of knowledge, Texas Tech University, a comprehensive public research university, provides, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind. VISION STATEMENT Texas Tech University

  16. Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures

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    Sherrill, David

    Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures DO THIS NOW 1. If the incident poses a hazard by dialing 911. a. Information that Responders need: i. I am on the Georgia Tech Campus ii. The Street assistance may call the Georgia Tech Student Affairs Office/Dean of Students During regular work hours call

  17. The Tech House Program Directors

    E-print Network

    Hayden, Nancy J.

    The Tech House Program Directors: Collin DeWitt, 2013 College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science of all members. Further, we hope that Tech House will be a resource for newcomers and the experienced their everyday gadgets. This outreach might include (and is certainly not limited to) workshops, occasional tech

  18. GEAR Tech-21 Hello World

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    Farritor, Shane

    GEAR Tech-21 Hello World 1 Established Goals Activity Outline Activity Timeline Equipment Needs and predictions that are based on data. At a Glance #12;GEAR Tech-21 Hello World 2 Key Knowledge and Skills;GEAR Tech-21 Hello World 3 Before the Session You must complete this activity before working with your

  19. Antiproinflammatory effects of iodixanol (OptiPrep)-based density gradient purification on human islet preparations.

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    Mita, A; Ricordi, C; Messinger, S; Miki, A; Misawa, R; Barker, S; Molano, R D; Haertter, R; Khan, A; Miyagawa, S; Pileggi, A; Inverardi, L; Alejandro, R; Hering, B J; Ichii, H

    2010-01-01

    Islet isolation and purification using a continuous density gradient may reduce the volume of tissue necessary for implantation into patients, therefore minimizing the risks associated with intraportal infusion in islet transplantation. On the other hand, the purification procedure might result in a decreased number of islets recovered due to various stresses such as exposure to cytokine/chemokine. While a Ficoll-based density gradient has been widely used in purification for clinical trials, purification with iodixanol (OptiPrep) has been recently reported in islet transplant series with successful clinical outcomes. The aim of the current study was to compare the effects of the purification method using OptiPrep-based and Ficoll-based density gradients. Human islet isolations were performed using a modified automated method. After the digestion phase, pre-purification digests were divided into two groups and purified using a semiautomated cell processor with either a continuous Ficoll- or OptiPrep-based density gradient. The quantity, purity, viability, and cellular composition of islet preparations from each group were assessed. Cytokine/chemokine and tissue factor production from islet preparations after 48-h culture were also measured. Although islet purity, post-purification IEQ, islet recovery rate, FDA/PI, and fractional ?-cell viability were comparable, ?-cell mass after 48-h culture significantly improved in the OptiPrep group when compared to the Ficoll group. The production of cytokine/chemokine including IL-1?, TNF-?, IFN-?, IL-6, IL-8, MIP-1?, MCP-1, and RANTES but not tissue factor from the OptiPrep group was significantly lower during 48-h culture after isolation. Each preparation contained the similar number of ductal cells and macrophages. Endotoxin level in both gradient medium was also comparable. The purification method using OptiPrep gradient media significantly reduced cytokine/chemokine production but not tissue factor from human islet preparations and improved ?-cell survival during pretransplant culture. Our results suggest that the purification method using OptiPrep gradient media may be of assistance in increasing successful islet transplantation. PMID:20719078

  20. TeacherTECH

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    TeacherTECH is the teacher-training component of GirlTECH, a program of Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE) at Rice University. The project focuses on providing technology training and exploring "innovative teaching strategies that impact equity in the classroom." TeacherTECH offers lesson plans designed by teachers in a way that is intended to "take full advantage of Internet resources and to teach mathematics and science concepts in new and exciting ways." From this website, visitors can select lessons by the year they were developed (going back to 1995) or search on a particular topic or string of words. The lesson ideas are described along with links to additional resources. The lesson descriptions include related graphs, data tables, as well as suggested ways to extend the activity or integrate technology.

  1. Advanced Technology Tech Prep Partnership for Northern Kane Regional Delivery System. July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991. Final Report.

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    Elgin Community Coll., IL.

    A 1-year project conducted by Elgin Community College (ECC) with the cooperation of Illinois School District #300 accomplished the following: (1) developed a curriculum to meet business and industry needs; (2) strengthened basic skills instruction in mathematics, science, and computers; (3) developed a 3-2-2 program allowing high school seniors to…

  2. TechDictionary.com

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Tech Dictionary is one of the most massive online compilations of technical terms and jargon, but it has much more to offer than just definitions. Descriptions of virtually all domain name suffixes that appear in Web addresses (i.e., .com, .org, etc.) are given, including those that were recently added by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Hundreds of filename extensions are also listed for both PC and UNIX-based operating systems. The Tech Dictionary also serves as a news source, with links to technology and virus related news stories updated daily.

  3. Tech Gets Physical

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    Ravage, Barbara

    2011-01-01

    As colleges push for increased efficiencies, facilities departments nationwide are turning more and more to high-tech approaches. Nowhere has this trend been more visible than in the realm of energy consumption, where managers hope to extract significant cost savings. Technology is helping facilities managers achieve significant efficiencies,…

  4. Michigan Tech Volcanoes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Michigan Tech Volcanoes Page encourages collaborative, interdisciplinary work on active volcanos, and links to resources for the Santa Maria Decade Volcano in Guatemala and for Central America's most frequently active volcano, Fuego. Also includes images of Pinatubo Volcano [one nice one taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavor] and some movies of laharic activity.

  5. 75 FR 13292 - Determination That HalfLytely and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit (Containing 4 Bisacodyl...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-19

    ...was approved on May 10, 2004. HALFLYTELY AND BISACODYL TABLETS BOWEL PREP KIT (20-mg bisacodyl) was indicated for the cleansing of the colon as preparation for colonoscopy in adults. Braintree informed FDA that it ceased to manufacture and market...

  6. Turning the tide against AIDS by preventing new HIV infections initial experience with Minnesota's first PrEP clinic.

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    Eccles-Radtke, Caitlin; Henry, Keith

    2015-01-01

    During the last 30 years, there have been remarkable improvements in the treatment of patients with HIV. New drug regimens are both tolerable and easy to take, resulting in HIV viral suppression and markedly improved clinical outcomes. Viral suppression in patients with HIV significantly decreases the chance they will transmit the virus. Yet HIV transmission levels in the United States remain unacceptably high. Prevention efforts focused on HIV-negative persons who are at high risk for infection have led to the development of a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) strategy. This article provides an overview of PrEP and a review of the evidence for it, barriers to its use and how PrEP is being used in the United States and Minnesota. With concerted efforts by physicians, patients and public health authorities, PrEP could become a major tool in preventing transmission of the HIV virus. PMID:25665269

  7. Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV infection in France: a nationwide cross-sectional study (PREVIC study).

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    Rosenthal, E; Piroth, L; Cua, E; Joulié, A; Ravaux, I; Chauveau, M; Lacombe, K; Cotte, L; Bonnard, P; Weiss, L; Longuet, M; Pradier, C; Cacoub, P

    2014-02-01

    Although preliminary studies showed that preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) lowers the HIV transmission in individuals with HIV, confirmative trials are ongoing and PrEP is not routinely recommended. The aim of this study was to assess whether individuals with HIV share antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for PrEP and to describe awareness and discussion on PrEP in this population. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in France in 23 representative departments of infectious diseases and internal medicine. Physicians administered an anonymous standardized questionnaire to all individuals with HIV receiving ARVs and followed between 24 and 31 October 2011. The questionnaire included items regarding PrEP (awareness; discussion with their close circle, physician or patients' association; experience), personal sociodemographic characteristics, risk behaviors and HIV status of the participants. Five hundred and ninety three participants were recruited: male 74.2% (men who have sex with men 52.4%, heterosexuals 21.6%), member of patient's association 9.8%. Half of them (50.6%) lived with a stable partner and 35.2% with an HIV-negative partner. Almost half (41.8%) were aware and 29.5% had had discussion about PrEP. In logistic regression, awareness and discussion on PrEP were more frequent: (1) among males, in patients' association members (p< 0.001 for both) and in nonheterosexuals (p=0.023 and 0.057, respectively); (2) among women, in those not living with a stable partner (p=0.035 and p=0.03, respectively) or living with an HIV-negative partner (p=0.049 and p=0.083, respectively). One percent of the participants declared having shared ARVs with someone and 8.3% reported PrEP in their close circle. Men reporting PrEP in their close circle shared ARVs more frequently than those who did not (10.3% vs. 0.2%, p < 0.001). Today, individuals with HIV do not seem to widely share personal ARVs for PrEP with seronegative people. A significant number of individuals with HIV are aware of and commonly discuss PrEP. PMID:23756091

  8. [prepCheck computer-supported objective evaluation of students preparation in preclinical simulation laboratory].

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    Lenherr, Patrik; Marinello, Carlo P

    2014-01-01

    Applications such as ?prepCheck? allow objective and consistent judgments of tooth preparations. Hereby the respective preparation is matched with a standardized preparation. Whereas the learning curve in the beginning is time-consuming, after some time the faculty members will be relieved from additional mentoring time in the preclinical simulation laboratory. Students independently get an objective self-assessment by the software. Time and effort at the moment are in a misbalance since three scans (preparation, occlusion record, opposite jaw) are necessary. A simple one-scan procedure would be preferable. ?prepCheck? is considered as a user-friendly software. It will play an essential role in the objective assessment of students tooth preparations in the future education. PMID:25341525

  9. Career Services, Employer Relations Team Virginia Tech

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Career Services, Employer Relations Team Virginia Tech Employer Guide To Recruiting At Virginia Tech & The On-Campus Interviewing Program #12;1 Table of Contents Welcome Letter.......................................................................................................................................................................2 Virginia Tech Employer Relations Staff Members

  10. Ethics of ARV based prevention: treatment-as-prevention and PrEP.

    PubMed

    Haire, Bridget; Kaldor, John M

    2013-08-01

    Published data show that new HIV prevention strategies including treatment-as-prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using oral antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) are highly, but not completely, effective if regimens are taken as directed. Consequently, their implementation may challenge norms around HIV prevention. Specific concerns include the potential for ARV-based prevention to reframe responsibility, erode beneficial sexual norms and waste resources. This paper explores what rights claims uninfected people can make for access to ARVs for prevention, and whether moral claims justify the provision of ARV therapy to those who do not yet clinically require treatment as a way of reducing HIV transmission risk. An ethical analysis was conducted of the two strategies, PrEP and treatment-as-prevention, using a public health stewardship model developed by the Nuffield Bioethics Council to consider and compare the application of PrEP and treatment-as-prevention strategies. We found that treating the person with HIV rather than the uninfected person offers advantages in settings where there are limited opportunities to access care. A treatment-as-prevention strategy that places all the emphasis upon the positive person's adherence however carries a disproportionate burden of responsibility. PrEP remains an important option for receptive partners who face increased biological vulnerability. We conclude that the use of ARV for prevention is ethically justified, despite imperfect global to drugs for those in clinical need. The determination of which ARV-based HIV prevention strategy is ethically preferable is complex and must take into account both public health and interpersonal considerations. PMID:23594312

  11. Swords, Shields, and the Fight for Our Children: Lessons from Urban Prep

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    King, Tim

    2011-01-01

    The grim statistics are well known, but bear repeating: in Chicago, close to 60% of Black boys do not graduate from high school, and only one in forty receive a bachelor's degree by age 25. In the fall of 2006, Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men-Englewood Campus, the nation's first all-male charter public high school, was opened. In 2010 and…

  12. Guide for the preparation of proposals for the Pre-Freshman Engineering Program: PREP - 1986

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1985-08-01

    The Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (PREP) will provide funds to colleges and universities for projects aimed at seeking out individuals during junior high school and high school years (7th grade through 10th grade) and providing them with pre-engineering enrichment experiences. These experiences shall consist of activities to identify, motivate and prepare students for engineering studies. Project duration for PREP summer activities should be no less than five weeks and preferably longer. Activities may include, but are not limited to, coursework in algebra, physics, chemistry, computer science, problem solving exercises, logic, etc., as well as motivational activities such as field trips and the use of role models. Emphasis is on the individuals identified, regardless of where they may decide to matriculate for undergraduate studies. It is highly desirable that the PREP activities of the proposing institution be correlated with and built upon the broader activities of the national efforts for pre-engineering education. Previous studies have shown that activities in this area should focus on the pre-college years. Therefore, preference will be shown for proposals which promise to positively affect the younger, uncommitted student, (in grades 7 to 10), before firm decisions have been made not to take the appropriate science and mathematics courses.

  13. Guide for the preparation of proposals for the pre-freshman engineering program PREP--1990

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-08-01

    The Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (PREP) will provide funds to colleges and universities for projects aimed at seeking out individuals during junior high school and high school years (7th grade through 10th grade) and providing them with pre-engineering enrichment experiences. These experiences shall consist of activities to identify, motivate and prepare students for engineering studies. Project duration for PREP summer activities should be no less than five weeks and preferably longer. This five-week period is to be committed to the same group of students. Activities may include, but are not limited to, coursework in algebra, physics, chemistry, computer science, problem solving exercises, logic, etc., as well as motivational activities such as field trips and the use of role models. Emphasis is on the individuals identified, regardless of where they may decide to matriculate for undergraduate studies. It is highly desirable that the PREP activities of the proposing institution be correlated with and built upon the broader activities of the national efforts for pre-engineering education. Previous studies have shown that activities in this area should focus on the pre-college years. Therefore, preference will be shown for proposals which promise to positively affect the younger, uncommitted student (in grades 7-10), before firm decisions have been made not to take the appropriate science and mathematics courses.

  14. Prep1 (pKnox1) Regulates Mouse Embryonic HSC Cycling and Self-Renewal Affecting the Stat1-Sca1 IFN-Dependent Pathway

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    Modica, Livia; Iotti, Giorgio; D’Avola, Annalisa; Blasi, Francesco

    2014-01-01

    A hypomorphic Prep1 mutation results in embryonic lethality at late gestation with a pleiotropic embryonic phenotype that includes defects in all hematopoietic lineages. Reduced functionality of the hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) compartment might be responsible for the hematopoietic phenotype observed at mid-gestation. In this paper we demonstrate that Prep1 regulates the number of HSCs in fetal livers (FLs), their clonogenic potential and their ability to de novo generate the hematopoietic system in ablated hosts. Furthermore, we show that Prep1 controls the self-renewal ability of the FL HSC compartment as demonstrated by serial transplantation experiments. The premature exhaustion of Prep1 mutant HSCs correlates with the reduced quiescent stem cell pool thus suggesting that Prep1 regulates the self-renewal ability by controlling the quiescence/proliferation balance. Finally, we show that in FL HSCs Prep1 absence induces the interferon signaling pathway leading to premature cycling and exhaustion of fetal HSCs. PMID:25233378

  15. NASA tech brief evaluations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Workman, Gary L.

    1994-01-01

    A major step in transferring technology is to disseminate information about new developments to the appropriate sector(s). A useful vehicle for transferring technology from the government sector to industry has been demonstrated with the use of periodical and journal announcements to highlight technological achievements which may meet the needs of industries other than the one who developed the innovation. To meet this end, NASA has very successfully pursued the goal of identifying technical innovations through the national circulation publication; NASA Tech Briefs. At one time the Technology Utilization Offices of the various centers coordinated the selection of appropriate technologies through a common channel. In recent years, each NASA field center has undertaken the task of evaluating submittals for Tech Brief publication independently of the others. The University of Alabama in Huntsville was selected to assist MSFC in evaluating technology developed under the various programs managed by the NASA center for publication in the NASA Tech Briefs journal. The primary motivation for the NASA Tech Briefs publication is to bring to the attention of industry the various NASA technologies which, in general, have been developed for a specific aerospace requirement, but has application in other areas. Since there are a number of applications outside of NASA that can benefit from innovative concepts developed within the MSPC programs, the ability to transfer technology to other sectors is very high. In most cases, the innovator(s) are not always knowledgeable about other industries which might potentially benefit from their innovation. The evaluation process can therefore contribute to the list of potential users through a knowledgeable evaluator.

  16. Intraprocedural bowel cleansing with the JetPrep cleansing system improves adenoma detection

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    Hoffman, Arthur; Murthy, Sanjay; Pompetzki, Lena; Rey, Johannes Wilhelm; Goetz, Martin; Tresch, Achim; Galle, Peter Robert; Kiesslich, Ralf

    2015-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the impact of JetPrep cleansing on adenoma detection rates. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, crossover trial, patients were blindly randomized to an intervention arm or a control arm. In accordance with the risk profile for the development of colorectal carcinoma, the study participants were divided into high-risk and low-risk groups. Individuals with just one criterion (age > 70 years, adenoma in medical history, and first-degree relative with colorectal cancer) were regarded as high-risk patients. Bowel preparation was performed in a standardized manner one day before the procedure. Participants in the intervention arm underwent an initial colonoscopy with standard bowel cleansing using a 250-mL syringe followed by a second colonoscopy that included irrigation by the use of the JetPrep cleansing system. The reverse sequence was used in the control arm. The study participants were divided into a high-risk group and a low-risk group according to their respective risk profiles for the development of colorectal carcinoma. RESULTS: A total of 64 patients (34 men and 30 women) were included in the study; 22 were included in the high-risk group. After randomization, 30 patients were assigned to the control group (group A) and 34 to the intervention group (group B). The average Boston Bowel Preparation Scale score was 5.15 ± 2.04. The withdrawal time needed for the first step was significantly longer in group A using the JetPrep system (9.41 ± 3.34 min) compared to group B (7.5 ± 1.92 min). A total of 163 polyps were discovered in 64 study participants who underwent both investigation steps. In group A, 49.4% of the polyps were detected during the step of standard bowel cleansing while the miss rate constituted 50.7%. Group B underwent cleansing with the JetPrep system during the first examination step, and as many as 73.9% of polyps were identified during this step. Thus, the miss rate in group B was a mere 26.1% (P < 0.001). When considering only the right side of the colon, the miss rate in group A during the first examination was 60.6%, in contrast to a miss rate of 26.4% in group B (P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: JetPrep is recommended for use during colonoscopy because a better prepared bowel enables a better adenoma detection, particularly in the proximal colon. PMID:26185393

  17. Preschool Emotional Competence: Pathway to Social Competence?

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    Denham, Susanne A.; Blair, Kimberly A.; DeMulder, Elizabeth; Levitas, Jennifer; Sawyer, Katherine; Auerbach-Major, Sharon

    2003-01-01

    Assessed preschoolers' patterns of emotional expressiveness, emotion regulation, and emotion knowledge. Used latent variable modeling to identify their contributions to social competence, evidenced by sociometric liability and teacher ratings. Found that emotional competence assessed at 3 to 4 years of age contributed to both concurrent and…

  18. girl-tech.jpggirl-tech.jpg Computing and Technology

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    Hell, Pavol

    girl-tech.jpggirl-tech.jpg Computing and Technology Conference for Her SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES organized specifically for high school girls from grades eight to twelve, with the objective of fostering, Sara Adineh at sadineh@sfu.ca + #12;3 + Benefits v Inspire high school girls to follow

  19. Meeting Technology: From Low-Tech to High-Tech.

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    Munter, Mary

    1998-01-01

    Describes a series of low-tech and high-tech options for use in meeting management. Summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of each, including (1) face-to-face meetings, with choices of flip charts, nonelectronic boards, electronic boards, hand outs, film projectors, and multimedia projectors; and (2) groupware meetings, with choices of audio-…

  20. Acceptability of PrEP Uptake Among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Young Men Who Have Sex With Men: The P18 Study.

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    Pérez-Figueroa, Rafael E; Kapadia, Farzana; Barton, Staci C; Eddy, Jessica A; Halkitis, Perry N

    2015-04-01

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is considered an effective biomedical approach for HIV prevention. However, there is limited understanding of PrEP uptake among racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse young men who have sex with men (YMSM). This study examined attitudes and perceptions toward PrEP uptake among YMSM by conducting semistructured interviews with a sample (N = 100) of YMSM in New York City. Thematic analysis was employed to explore key issues related to attitudes and perceptions toward PrEP utilization. Findings suggest that self-perceived risk for HIV transmission, enjoying unprotected sex, and being in a romantic relationship were associated with PrEP uptake. The most prominent barriers to PrEP uptake included costs, adherence regimen, and access. In summary, these findings underscore the importance of addressing behavioral and structural factors in maximizing the effectiveness of PrEP. In addition, PrEP implementation programs ought to consider the role of social and structural challenges to PrEP uptake and adherence among YMSM. PMID:25915697

  1. Pre-Exposure Antiretroviral Prophylaxis (PrEP) attitudes in high risk Boston area MSM: Limited knowledge and experience, but potential for increased utilization after education

    PubMed Central

    Mimiaga, Matthew J.; Case, Patricia; Johnson, Carey V.; Safren, Steven A.; Mayer, Kenneth H.

    2009-01-01

    Background Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could protect individuals engaging in repeated high-risk behaviors from HIV infection. Understanding the demographic and behavioral predictors of intent to use PrEP may prove useful to identify clinical trial participants. Methods In 2007, 227 HIV-uninfected MSM recruited through modified respondent-driven sampling completed an interviewer-administered survey assessing prior PrEP use and awareness, future intent to use PrEP, demographics, sexual risk, psychosocial variables, and drug/alcohol use. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression procedures examined predictors of intention to use PrEP. Results Mean age of participants was 41 (SD=9.1); 54% were non-white. One participant reported prior off-label PrEP use (medication obtained from his HIV-infected brother). Nineteen percent had previously heard of PrEP, while 74% reported intent to use PrEP if available after being educated about its potential. In multivariable analysis controlling for age and race/ethnicity, significant predictors of intent to use PrEP included: less education (OR=7.7; p=0.04), moderate income (OR=13.0; p=0.04), no perceived side effects from taking PrEP (OR=3.5; p=0.001), and not having to pay for PrEP (OR=4.2; p=0.05). Discussion Many New England MSM indicated an interest in using PrEP after learning about its potential, particularly if they could obtain PrEP at no expense and if PrEP had no side effects. Less educated MSM and those who knew less about PrEP and antiretroviral therapy (ART) before entering the study were more open to using ART for prevention once they had received some information suggesting its potential value. Findings suggest careful educational messages are necessary to ensure appropriate PrEP use if clinical trials reveal partial efficacy. PMID:19295337

  2. Emergency Medical Technician.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of emergency medical technician, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 18 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 4 units specific to the occupation of emergency medical technician. The following…

  3. Radiographer.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of radiographer, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 18 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the occupation of radiographer. The following skill areas are covered in the…

  4. Medical Laboratory Technician.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of medical laboratory technician, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 18 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 8 units specific to the occupation of medical laboratory technician. The following…

  5. Respiratory Care Therapist.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of respiratory care therapist, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 18 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the occupation of respiratory care therapist. The following…

  6. Registered Nurse (Associate Degree).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of registered nurse (with an associate degree), lists technical competencies and competency builders for 19 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 5 units specific to the occupation of registered nurse. The following…

  7. Connectionism, Competence, and Explanation 

    E-print Network

    Clark, Andy

    1990-01-01

    A competance model describes the abstract structure of a solution to some problem, or class of problems, facing the would be intelligent system. Competance modles can be quite detailed, specifying far more than merely the ...

  8. Competencies: A New Sector.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brophy, Monica; Kiely, Tony

    2002-01-01

    Job analysis of managers in 42 Irish three-star hotels identified the following key management competencies and associated behavioral indicators. The results were used to develop a competency framework for management development. (Contains 29 references.) (SK)

  9. Planning a Successful Tech Show

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nikirk, Martin

    2011-01-01

    Tech shows are a great way to introduce prospective students, parents, and local business and industry to a technology and engineering or career and technical education program. In addition to showcasing instructional programs, a tech show allows students to demonstrate their professionalism and skills, practice public presentations, and interact…

  10. A Meaning for Competency.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Charles E.; And Others

    This paper, in an attempt to develop a meaning for the term "competency" as it relates to education, begins with a brief review of the literature of competency. The authors then offer their definition: a competency is a rational performance which satisfactorily meets the objectives for a desired condition and can be categorized as (a) basic, or…

  11. June 2002 ENJ -Georgia Tech 1 UAV Research at Georgia Tech

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    Johnson, Eric N.

    June 2002 ENJ - Georgia Tech 1 UAV Research at Georgia Tech Eric N. JohnsonEric N. Johnson Lockheed,Avionics Integration, Georgia Tech School of Aerospace EngineeringGeorgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering Presentation at TU DelftPresentation at TU Delft June 3, 2002June 3, 2002 #12;June 2002 ENJ - Georgia Tech 2

  12. TechTrans Magazine 1 It's all about people

    E-print Network

    Nørvåg, Kjetil

    TechTrans Magazine 1 It's all about people TechTrans Magazine #12;2 TechTrans Magazine TechTrans Magazine 3 ConTenT This magazine is all about you! The Initiator Egil Tjåland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 TechTrans Magazine 1 It's all about people TechTrans Magazine Tech Trans Magazine 2011 Editor Karl

  13. Tech OnLine

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1996-01-01

    Tech OnLine is a veritable haven for electronics engineers and information technology professionals. After completing the free registration process, users have access to live and archived Web casts, online courses, and technical papers. An example of the roughly hour-long Web casts is a touchscreen liquid crystal display design, but this is just one area of many. The site is continually updated with feature articles that cover many different hot topics, including a recent look at fourth generation wireless communications. A discussion forum is also available, but it does not seem to be very active.

  14. The Georgia Tech Project Management Networking

    E-print Network

    Li, Mo

    The Georgia Tech Project Management Networking Forum is an opportunity for the Georgia Tech Tech Strategic Consulting is happy to announce the second meeting of the Project Management Networking Forum. During this 90 minute interactive session, we will explore the Georgia Tech Strategic Framework

  15. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION Directions: You MUST provide: 1. Type to Traffic Office with documents 3. Tech ID Tech ID Number Social Security Number Driver's License Number other person. I agree to abide by the Louisiana Tech University Traffic Regulations that I received upon

  16. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION Directions: You MUST provide: 1. Print registration 3. Bring to Traffic Office with documents 3. Tech ID Tech ID Number Social Security Number Driver or used by any other person. I agree to abide by the Louisiana Tech University Traffic Regulations that I

  17. Tech Job Connection Connecting employers and potential

    E-print Network

    Tech Job Connection Connecting employers and potential employees across Washington's Mid) Tech Job Connection could be for you. Tech Job Connection is a web-based listing of resumes and job level of growth and profitability. How does the Tech Job Connection work? Employers and individuals

  18. Abuse Liability Assessment of Tobacco Products Including Potential Reduced Exposure Products (PREPs)

    PubMed Central

    Carter, Lawrence P.; Stitzer, Maxine L.; Henningfield, Jack E.; O'Connor, Rich J.; Cummings, K. Michael; Hatsukami, Dorothy K.

    2009-01-01

    The harm produced by tobacco products is a result of frequent use of a highly toxic product. Reducing the adverse public health impact of tobacco products might be most effectively achieved by reducing the likelihood of their use and the toxicity of the products. Products that retain some characteristics of cigarettes, but have been altered with the intention of reducing toxicity have been referred to as modified risk tobacco products or potential reduced exposure products (MRTP/PREPS). Evaluation of their content, emission, and toxicity is discussed in other articles in this special issue. Here, we discuss the methodology that has been used to examine the likelihood of abuse or addiction. Abuse liability assessment (ALA) methodology has been used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other drug regulatory agencies world-wide for decades to assess the risks posed by a wide variety of pharmacologically active substances. ALA is routinely required among other evaluations of safety during the premarket assessment of new drugs, and is continually adapted to meet the challenges posed by new drug classes and drug formulations. In the 2009 law giving FDA regulation over tobacco products, FDA is now required to evaluate new tobacco products including MRTP/PREPs to determine their risk for abuse and toxicity at the population level. This paper describes the traditional tools and methods of ALA that can be used to evaluate new tobacco and nicotine products including MRTP/PREPs. Such ALA data could contribute to the scientific foundation on which future public policy decisions are based. PMID:19959676

  19. PREPARATIVE ISOLATION AND PURIFICATION OF CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF BELAMCANDA BY MPLC, HSCCC, AND PREP-HPLC

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiaohong Wang; Yong Liang; Cuilin Peng; Huichun Xie; Man Pan; Tianyou Zhang; Yoichiro Ito

    2011-01-01

    Combined with medium-pressure liquid chromatography (MPLC) and preparative high-pressure liquid chromatography (Prep-HPLC), high-speed countercurrent chromatography (HSCCC) was successfully applied for separation and purification of isoflavonoids from the extract of belamcanda. HSCCC separation was performed on a two-phase solvent system composed of methyl tert-butyl ether-ethyl acetate-n-butyl alcohol-acetonitrile-0.1% aqueous trifluoroacetic acid at a volume radio of 1:2:1:1:5. Semi-purified peak fractions from HSCCC

  20. ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq Analyses Identify Components of the Wnt and Fgf Signaling Pathways as Prep1 Target Genes in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells

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    Laurent, Audrey; Calabrese, Manuela; Warnatz, Hans-Jörg; Yaspo, Marie-Laure; Tkachuk, Vsevolod; Torres, Miguel; Blasi, Francesco; Penkov, Dmitry

    2015-01-01

    The Prep1 (Pknox1) homeodomain transcription factor is essential at multiple stages of embryo development. In the E11.5 embryo trunk, we previously estimated that Prep1 binds about 3,300 genomic sites at a highly specific decameric consensus sequence, mainly governing basal cellular functions. We now show that in embryonic stem (ES) cells Prep1 binding pattern only partly overlaps that of the embryo trunk, with about 2,000 novel sites. Moreover, in ES cells Prep1 still binds mostly to promoters, as in total embryo trunk but, among the peaks bound exclusively in ES cells, the percentage of enhancers was three-fold higher. RNA-seq identifies about 1800 genes down-regulated in Prep1-/- ES cells which belong to gene ontology categories not enriched in the E11.5 Prep1i/i differentiated embryo, including in particular essential components of the Wnt and Fgf pathways. These data agree with aberrant Wnt and Fgf expression levels in the Prep1-/- ES cells with a deficient embryoid bodies (EBs) formation and differentiation. Re-establishment of the Prep1 level rescues the phenotype. PMID:25875616

  1. Effects on Student Achievement in General Chemistry Following Participation in an Online Preparatory Course. ChemPrep, a Voluntary, Self-Paced, Online Introduction to Chemistry

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Botch, Beatrice; Day, Roberta; Vining, William; Stewart, Barbara; Rath, Kenneth; Peterfreund, Alan; Hart, David

    2007-03-01

    ChemPrep was developed to be a stand-alone preparatory short-course to help students succeed in general chemistry. It is Web-based and delivered using the OWL system. Students reported that the ChemPrep materials (short information pages, parameterized questions with detailed feedback, tutorials, and answers to questions through the OWL message system) permitted them to work independently without the need for textbook or lecture. On average, students who completed ChemPrep had higher grades in the subsequent GenChem, Nursing, and Honors chemistry courses, with a greater percentage achieving a grade of C- or higher. Participation in ChemPrep was voluntary, and more women than men responded. Students in the Honors course enrolled in ChemPrep in higher percentages than students in GenChem and Nursing. SAT and departmental math placement exam scores were used as proxy measures of prior achievement and ability. Based on these, Honors chemistry ChemPrep users were on par with their peers but performed better in the course than non-users. In GenChem and Nursing chemistry courses, ChemPrep helped students of high prior achievement and ability perform better than their achievement scores would predict. Weaker or less motivated students did not respond to the voluntary offerings of ChemPrep in the same numbers as stronger or more motivated students, and we are seeking alternate ways to reach this population.

  2. An Exploratory Investigation of the Promoting Responsibility through Education and Prevention (PREP) after School Program for African American At-Risk Elementary School Students

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    Sale, Elizabeth; Weil, Virginia; Kryah, Rachel

    2012-01-01

    The promoting responsibility through education and prevention (PREP) program is an after school substance abuse and violence prevention program for at-risk fourth and fifth grade youths in St. Louis, Missouri. Staffed by licensed clinical social workers and professional volunteers, PREP offers cultural cooking classes, yoga, and art as well as…

  3. In New York, PrepCom2 drafts ICPD framework. Preparing for the U.N. population summit, Cairo 1994.

    PubMed

    1993-01-01

    In May 1993, a second meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom 2) for the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in New York to draft the conceptual framework for the conference. This framework reflects the efforts of women's health activists to focus on reproductive health issues while acknowledging the centrality of the individual. While women were virtually absent from the government delegations at PrepCom 2, they constituted a majority of the representatives of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). This imbalance led to a recommendation by the Women's Caucus for the adoption of measures to increase the participation of women. During PrepCom 2, the US announced that if would lift its ban on funding certain international family planning organizations, and the US delegation chief noted his support of access to safe abortion. Abortion remained a point of contention, however, as did the definition of "family." PrepCom 2 was preceded by a NGO Steering Committee strategy session that resulted in publication of a document outlining a common position on population and development, which denounced Structural Adjustment Programs and demographic goals. During PrepCom 2, it was also announced that 304 NGOs were accredited to speak and contribute resolutions at PrepCom 3 and at the ICPD, and a document drafted by an international alliance of women's health activists (Women's Voices '94) was disseminated. Women's Voices '94 calls for policies that: 1) focus population policies on improving the well-being of individuals, 2) balance population stabilization efforts with efforts to reduce consumption in wealthy countries, 3) guarantee access to high-quality reproductive health services, 4) develop women-controlled technologies to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy, 5) and increase the sexual responsibility of men. PMID:12179714

  4. Tech transfer outreach

    SciTech Connect

    Liebetrau, S. (ed.)

    1992-01-01

    This document provides an informal summary of the conference workshop sessions. Tech Transfer Outreach '' was originally designed as an opportunity for national laboratory communications and technology transfer staff to become better acquainted and to discuss matters of mutual interest. When DOE field office personnel asked if they could attend, and then when one of our keynote speakers became a participant in the discussions, the actual event grew in importance. The conference participants--the laboratories and DOE representatives from across the nation--worked to brainstorm ideas. Their objective: identify ways to cooperate for effective (and cost-effective) technology transfer outreach. Thus, this proceedings is truly a product of ten national laboratories and DOE, working together. It candidly presents the discussion of issues and the ideas generated by each working group. The issues and recommendations are a consensus of their views.

  5. Women Tech World

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2004-01-01

    Women Tech World is "the online home" for the Women's Technician Club, which connects women technicians with each other. In the section featuring Role Models, the organization posts biographies, stories and photos of "wonderful women who have succeeded in occupations ranging from auto technician to computer network engineer to detective and more." Women are invited to add their biographies to this list of role models from across the US, representing all ages and races. The website and projects are run by the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS), a nonprofit organization based in Alameda, Calif. The Community section of the website provides information on how to join its electronic mailing lists, message boards, or e-mentoring groups. The Career Center provides an overview of careers for technicians, such as engineering, telecommunications, or installation maintenance and repair.

  6. MIT TechTv

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-01-01

    Some people out there might be thinking: "What will MIT think up next?" Well, they've probably thought up a number of things in the time it takes just to read this sentence, but one of their latest endeavors is MIT TechTv. It's a partnership between the MIT School of Engineering and MIT Libraries Academic Media Production services, and it basically allows various members of the MIT community (and others) to locate high-quality science and engineering related videos on the web. It's pretty easy to get started, as visitors can just click on the "View" button to watch some of the latest content. Recent highlights have included Brian Chan's origami demonstrations, debates on the gas tax, and physics demonstrations. Visitors should check back frequently, as new content is added quite regularly.

  7. The Michigan Tech FORESTER 1980

    E-print Network

    , and was marked rhis past winter by Hammer's retirement. Not only is Tech's own Forestry Depanment chang- ing ........... . ....... . .. . .. . 9 Gene's "Top Log .. '.' . ...... . . ... 9 Hammer Retires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ... . . .. . ... .. . . . ... .. . .. 63 The Experience of Summer Camp .. ...· . . ·. ... ... 64 Dean's Award Wioners

  8. Photoelectrochemistry at New Mexico Tech

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    Burleigh, T. David

    This website, created by Dr. T. David Burleigh at New Mexico Tech, educates users about the characteristics and advantages of photocurrent spectroscopy. Students and educators can learn about the photoelectrochemical apparatus used to quantify photocurrents and photovoltages.

  9. TECH TRANSFER BENCHMARKING Alan Thomas

    E-print Network

    Ober, Carole

    " to a different level, like popcorn, when eventually a big winner arrives - big winners are driven there is noise in the data (to some extent due to the "popcorn effect"), tech transfer office performance broadly

  10. The PREP pipeline: standardized preprocessing for large-scale EEG analysis

    PubMed Central

    Bigdely-Shamlo, Nima; Mullen, Tim; Kothe, Christian; Su, Kyung-Min; Robbins, Kay A.

    2015-01-01

    The technology to collect brain imaging and physiological measures has become portable and ubiquitous, opening the possibility of large-scale analysis of real-world human imaging. By its nature, such data is large and complex, making automated processing essential. This paper shows how lack of attention to the very early stages of an EEG preprocessing pipeline can reduce the signal-to-noise ratio and introduce unwanted artifacts into the data, particularly for computations done in single precision. We demonstrate that ordinary average referencing improves the signal-to-noise ratio, but that noisy channels can contaminate the results. We also show that identification of noisy channels depends on the reference and examine the complex interaction of filtering, noisy channel identification, and referencing. We introduce a multi-stage robust referencing scheme to deal with the noisy channel-reference interaction. We propose a standardized early-stage EEG processing pipeline (PREP) and discuss the application of the pipeline to more than 600 EEG datasets. The pipeline includes an automatically generated report for each dataset processed. Users can download the PREP pipeline as a freely available MATLAB library from http://eegstudy.org/prepcode.

  11. Houston Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (Houston PREP). Final report, June 9, 1997--July 25, 1997

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-10-01

    The 1997 Houston Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (PREP) was conducted at the campus of the University of Houston-Downtown from June 9 to July 25, 1997. Program participants were recruited from the Greater Houston Area. All participants were identified as high-achieving students with an interest in learning about the engineering and science professions. The goal of the program was to better prepare our pre-college youth prior to entering college as mathematics, science and engineering majors. The program participants were middle school and high school students from the Aldine, Alief, Channel View, Clear Creek, Cypress-Fairbanks, Fort Bend, Galena Park, Houston, Humble, Katy, Klein, North Forest, Pasadena, Private, and Spring Branch Independent School Districts. Of the 194 students starting the program, 165 students were from economically and socially disadvantage groups under-represented in the engineering and science professions, and 118 of the 194 were women. Our First Year group for 1997 composed of 96% minority and women students. Second and Third Year students combined were 96% minority or women. With financial support from the Center for Computational Sciences and Advanced Distributed Simulation, the Fourth Year Program was added to PREP this year. Twelve students completed the program (83% minority or women).

  12. Communicative Competence Reconsidered.

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    Doushaq, Mufeeq

    A discussion of points raised by Dell Hymes in his article "On Communicative Competence" leads to a proposal for a clearer and more comprehensive theory of communicative competence based on two models, a matrix of discourse analysis and a model of communication interaction. Pedagogical implications of the theory are considered, including the…

  13. Developing Competence at Work

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    Bound, Helen; Lin, Magdalene

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we explore the relationship between differing conceptualisations of competence, and the implications of these differences for the enacted workplace curriculum and its pedagogical epistemologies. We argue that when competence is understood as a set of stand-alone attributes that reside within an individual, it limits and over…

  14. Competencies in Ornamental Horticulture

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    Loewen, Curtis E.

    1974-01-01

    Based on the author's dissertation, this article pertains to the identification of competencies for ornamental horticulture workers in Oregon. Findings were based on interviews with 56 ornamental horticulture business employers regarding 100 competencies. The method used can serve as a model for obtaining occupational information to develop and…

  15. Curriculum Competencies, 1984.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Delaware Technical and Community Coll., Dover. Terry Campus.

    This manual specifies the skills and abilities possessed by the graduates of programs offered by the Terry Campus of Delaware Technical and Community College. First, introductory material discusses the college's competency-based philosophy and the efforts by faculty and administrators to criterion reference the competencies perceived by faculty to…

  16. Analyzing ADN competencies.

    PubMed

    Mitchell, P R

    1989-01-01

    El Paso Community College District, using the DACUM Process, identified 19 major competency areas with 313 specific competencies for AD Nursing. This article provides an overview of the DACUM Process, a discussion of the application to the ADN program, a summary of the results, and future activities. PMID:2923779

  17. ICT Competences: Algorithmic Thinking

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zsakó, László; Szlávi, Péter

    2012-01-01

    A lot has been said about what to teach in ICT in primary and secondary education. There are serious discussions even debates about it. Much less has been said about why ICT should be taught. [1] Competences are related actions and tasks done by people (somebody is competent in a certain field if they are able to solve common tasks related to that…

  18. Cultural Competence Revisited

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    Garran, Ann Marie; Werkmeister Rozas, Lisa

    2013-01-01

    In 2001, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) adopted 10 discrete standards of culturally competent practice which undergird our commitment to diversity and social justice. The concept of intersectionality is newly emerging in social work, though, causing us to reflect on our current conceptualizations of cultural competence.…

  19. Evaluation of quality of spermatozoa prepared by SpermPrep method as compared to those prepared by MiniPercoll.

    PubMed

    Joshi, N J; Raj, J P; Sundaram, G S

    1998-01-01

    As it is quick and easy to prepare sperm with SpermPrep column, this method was assessed in the andrology laboratory for IUI preparations, as an alternative to Percoll, since Percoll is not available in market. This paper evaluates sperm prepared by SpermPrep method and compares them to those prepared by MiniPercoll for matched asthenozoospermic specimens. Spermatozoa prepared with MiniPercoll were of significantly higher quality, when compared with those prepared by SpermPrep, in terms of computer-assisted sperm motion parameters, recovery of motile fraction, morphology, hypoosmotic swelling and nuclear stability as assessed by sodium dodecyl sulphate exposure. SpermPrep did not appear to be equivalent to MiniPercoll and therefore could not be widely applied to asthenozoospermic specimens. It may be used on an individual basis, depending on the initial semen sample. Although other density gradient methods such as colloidal silica particles coated with silane appear to be equivalent to Percoll, they need to be critically evaluated with respect to their batches or different sources of vendors and be compared to Percoll as a standard method. PMID:9629427

  20. Professionals Ready for Educational Partnerships (PREP): The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Multimedia Distance Education Course on Collaboration.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Welch, Marshall

    Professionals Ready for Educational Partnerships (PREP) is a multimedia telecourse developed at the University of Utah to help preservice teachers, graduate students in education, and practicing teachers to understand collaboration. Using an ecological perspective, participants learn how to forge partnerships in the school, home, and community.…

  1. Knowledge of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Denver, Colorado

    PubMed Central

    Al-Tayyib, Alia A.; Thrun, Mark W.; Haukoos, Jason S.; Walls, N. Eugene

    2014-01-01

    As part of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Denver, Colorado, we assessed knowledge of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); willingness to use PrEP; and potential changes in risk behaviors among HIV-negative participants reporting sexual activity with a male partner in the preceding 12 months. We examined knowledge of PrEP before (2008) and after (2011) results of the iPrEx trial were available. Of the 425 participants in the 2008 sample, 91 (21 %) were aware of PrEP compared to 131 (28 %) of the 461 participants in the 2011 sample (adjusted prevalence ratio: 1.43, 95 % confidence interval: 1.18, 1.72). Despite the increase in 2011, few MSM in Denver were aware of PrEP. Educating high-risk MSM about the potential utility of PrEP as an adjunct to other effective prevention methods is needed when considering the addition of PrEP to the HIV prevention arsenal. PMID:23824227

  2. Knowledge of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in Denver, Colorado.

    PubMed

    Al-Tayyib, Alia A; Thrun, Mark W; Haukoos, Jason S; Walls, N Eugene

    2014-04-01

    As part of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Denver, Colorado, we assessed knowledge of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); willingness to use PrEP; and potential changes in risk behaviors among HIV-negative participants reporting sexual activity with a male partner in the preceding 12 months. We examined knowledge of PrEP before (2008) and after (2011) results of the iPrEx trial were available. Of the 425 participants in the 2008 sample, 91 (21 %) were aware of PrEP compared to 131 (28 %) of the 461 participants in the 2011 sample (adjusted prevalence ratio: 1.43, 95 % confidence interval: 1.18, 1.72). Despite the increase in 2011, few MSM in Denver were aware of PrEP. Educating high-risk MSM about the potential utility of PrEP as an adjunct to other effective prevention methods is needed when considering the addition of PrEP to the HIV prevention arsenal. PMID:23824227

  3. 2005 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.

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    Li, Mo

    2005 Georgia Tech Fact Book 1 Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution;2005 Georgia Tech Fact Book 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts..................................................................................................................... 3 13 27 56 81 100 120 126 143 #12;2005 Fact Book Quick Facts #12;2005 Georgia Tech Fact Book 4

  4. 2008 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.

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    Li, Mo

    1 2008 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution Book 2008 Copyright 2009 #12;2 2008 Georgia Tech Fact Book TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts..................................................................................................................... 3 13 26 58 84 104 124 130 146 #12;2008 Fact Book Quick Facts #12;4 2008 Georgia Tech Fact Book

  5. THE PARENTS FUND FOR GEORGIA TECH Enriching the Georgia Tech Experience

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    Li, Mo

    THE PARENTS FUND FOR GEORGIA TECH Enriching the Georgia Tech Experience Contributions to the Parents Fund directly support a wide range of student-focused programs and enable Georgia Tech to address programs and activities that inform and engage parents in the Georgia Tech experience, including Parent

  6. Texas Tech University | College of Engineering 2 Texas Tech University | College of Engineering

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    Gelfond, Michael

    2008 Texas Tech University | College of Engineering #12;2 Texas Tech University | College of Engineering At the Texas Tech University College of Engineering, we know that one person can change the world, that collective can change the way we envision change. envision Magazine is published yearly by the Texas Tech

  7. Tech Express (ID) Cards and Parking Permits for Dual Enrollment Program Tech Express (ID) Cards

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Tech Express (ID) Cards and Parking Permits for Dual Enrollment Program 2014-2015 Tech Express (ID) Cards Dual enrollment students and faculty may go by the Tech Express and Vehicle Registration offices, it may take a couple of days for Library privileges to be activated. Tech Express Office: Located

  8. 2006 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.

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    Li, Mo

    2006 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution 2006 #12; 2006 Georgia Tech Fact Book TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts..................................................................................................................... 3 13 27 57 82 101 122 128 145 #12;2006 Fact Book Quick Facts #12; 2006 Georgia Tech Fact Book

  9. 2007 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.

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    Li, Mo

    1 2007 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution, Director Fact Book 2007 Copyright 2007 #12;2 2007 Georgia Tech Fact Book TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts..................................................................................................................... 3 13 26 57 83 102 121 127 143 #12;2007 Fact Book Quick Facts #12;4 2007 Georgia Tech Fact Book

  10. 2004 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.

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    Li, Mo

    2004 Georgia Tech Fact Book Page 1 Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity Copyright 2005 #12;2004 Georgia Tech Fact Book Page 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts............................................................................................................................................ 3 13 29 58 81 100 121 126 142 #12;2004 Fact Book Quick Facts #12;2004 Georgia Tech Fact Book Page 4

  11. HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United States: Impact on Lifetime Infection Risk, Clinical Outcomes, and Cost-effectiveness

    PubMed Central

    Paltiel, A. David; Freedberg, Kenneth A.; Scott, Callie A.; Schackman, Bruce R.; Losina, Elena; Wang, Bingxia; Seage, George R.; Sloan, Caroline E.; Sax, Paul E.; Walensky, Rochelle P.

    2010-01-01

    Background The combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) shows promise as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). We sought to forecast clinical, epidemiologic, and economic outcomes of PrEP, taking into account uncertainties regarding efficacy, risk of resistance and toxicity, behavioral disinhibition, and drug costs. Methods We adapted a computer simulation of HIV acquisition, detection, and care to model PrEP in high-risk (1.6% average annual HIV incidence) men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. Base case assumptions included: 50% PrEP efficacy and $753 monthly TDF/FTC costs. We used sensitivity analyses to examine the stability of results and to identify critical input parameters. Results In a cohort with mean age 34 years, PrEP reduced lifetime HIV infection risk from 44% to 25% and increased average life expectancy from 39.9 to 40.7 years (21.7 to 22.2 discounted, quality-adjusted life-years or QALYs). Discounted mean lifetime treatment costs increased from $81,100 to $232,700 per person, indicating an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of $298,000 per QALY gained. Markedly larger reductions in lifetime infection risk (from 43.5% to 5.8%) were observed assuming greater (90%) PrEP efficacy. More favorable ICERs were obtained by targeting younger, higher-incidence populations and with improvements in the efficacy and cost of PrEP. Conclusions PrEP could substantially reduce HIV transmission in high-risk populations in the United States. Although it is unlikely to confer sufficient benefits to justify current TDF/FTC costs, price reductions and/or increases in efficacy could make PrEP a cost-effective option in younger or higher-risk populations. Given recent disappointments in HIV prevention and vaccine development, further study of PrEP-based HIV prevention is warranted. PMID:19193111

  12. Employer Guide To Recruiting At Virginia Tech &

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    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    Employer Guide To Recruiting At Virginia Tech & The On-Campus Interviewing Program #12;1 Table.......................................................................................................................................................................3 Virginia Tech Employer Relations Staff Members.......................................................................................................................................13 Class of 2017 Snapshot

  13. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Purchasing and Contracting Office

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Purchasing and Contracting Office Justification of Property Purchases, or one service provider, a university policy. Texas Tech University Operating Policy 72.09 and Tex,000. For convenience, this form is incorporated into the TechBuy system as an electronic form. 1. This item is required

  14. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Intellectual Property 101

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Intellectual Property 101: Lab Notebooks Richard Kordal, PhD Director, OIPC #12;LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Invention Process · Conception AND · Diligence in Reducing Conception to Practice #12;LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Invention Date · The initial idea date that is supported

  15. Texas Tech University Operating Policy and Procedure

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    OP 78.04 Texas Tech University Operating Policy and Procedure OP 78.04: Contractor Parking DATE and standardized procedures concerning contractor parking on the Texas Tech campus. REVIEW: This OP of Traffic & Parking Services, the Texas Tech project manager, and the contractor. a. The contractor

  16. GEORGIA TECH-LORRAINE COMMEMORATIVE GIFT OPPORTUNITIES

    E-print Network

    Li, Mo

    GEORGIA TECH-LORRAINE COMMEMORATIVE GIFT OPPORTUNITIES Endowments are forever, providing: Unrestricted Endowments Recognition of unrestricted endowments within Georgia Tech Lorraine may take the form........................................................................Please inquire President's Fund An endowment to be used at the discretion of the president of Georgia Tech

  17. Texas Tech University Department of Chemical Engineering

    E-print Network

    Gelfond, Michael

    Texas Tech University Department of Chemical Engineering Lubbock, TX 79409-3121 Application degree at Texas Tech University ____________________________________ Che E specialties and skills to which I am applying at Texas Tech University as a part of the application. If my application

  18. Strategic planning in small high tech companies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maureen Berry

    1998-01-01

    Do managers of small firms operating in the turbulent environment of high tech industries bother to plan for the longer term? Is strategic planning in these firms realistic or indeed feasible? This article presents the findings of an investigation into the strategic planning practices of small high tech firms based on UK science parks. Successful small high tech companies do

  19. Louisiana Tech University EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Part II EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN FOR FACULTY AND STAFF JULY 2013 #12 .......................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Louisiana Tech University Incident Commander of an emergency or natural disaster that occurs within Louisiana Tech University or the general area and impacts

  20. Congratulations to the 2011 Tech Titan Recipients

    E-print Network

    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    Congratulations to the 2011 Tech Titan Recipients Published Tuesday, September 13, 2011 6:00 am Eleven new Tech Titans were crowned and $11,000 was pledged for the MTBC STEM Partnership Fund at his year's annual Tech Titans Gala, held Friday, August 26 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel near downtown Dallas

  1. 29 August 2011 2011 TECH TITAN

    E-print Network

    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    29 August 2011 2011 TECH TITAN Media Contact: Herb Booth, Office:817-272-7075, Cell:214 electrical engineering professor, a 2011 Tech Titan in the Technology Innovator category. The council has. The Tech Titans awards are in their 11 year of recognizing outstanding technology companies and North Texas

  2. PrepCom III ends with no consensus on reproductive health and rights.

    PubMed

    1994-05-13

    The third and final session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom III) for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) came to a close on April 22 without agreement on the language of the draft Program of Action on Population and Development. Although PrepCom III was intended as a forum for reaching world consensus on the document, an intense campaign led by the Vatican has left key segments in dispute. The Vatican effort centered on attacking terms that it believed included the possibility of abortion. As a result, "reproductive health," "sexual health," "sexual and reproductive rights," "safe motherhood," "fertility regulation," and "family planning" now appear in brackets indicating that they are disputed terms. The Vatican and its allies also proposed replacing the term "individuals and couples" with "men and women" because the former could be interpreted to allow adolescents the right to reproductive and sexual health and to information about these issues. Finally, the Vatican opposed references to "condoms" in a segment addressing HIV transmission, contending that abstinence is the only effective method of preventing sexual transmission of the virus. The resulting lack of consensus on the document may force ICPD participants to focus more on abortion specifically than on the broader issues of population and development emphasized by the draft Program. Regarded as an enlightened document that departs from its predecessors, the draft focuses on the centrality of women to the issues of population and development. In addition to moving beyond traditional notions of family planning, the draft recommends the initiation of programs to promote gender equity in health, economic opportunity education, and property rights. CRLP's International Program is currently preparing a fact sheet on the politics of choice in preparation for the ICPD. PMID:12318893

  3. Houston prefreshman enrichment program (Houston PREP). Final report, June 10, 1996--August 1, 1996

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-10-01

    The 1996 Houston Pre-freshman Enrichment Program (PREP) was conducted on the campus of the University of Houston-Downtown from June 10 to August 1, 1996. Program Participants were recruited from the Greater Houston area. All participants were identified as high achieving students with an interest in learning about the engineering and science professions. The goal of the program was to better prepare our pre-college youth prior to entering college as mathematics, science and engineering majors. The program participants were middle school and high school students from the Aldine, Alief, Channel View, Crockett, Cypress-Fairbanks, Fort Bend, Galena Park, Houston, Humble, Katy, Klein, North Forest, Pasadena, Private, and Spring Branch Independent School Districts. Of the 197 students starting the program, 170 completed, 142 students were from economically and socially disadvantage groups underrepresented in the engineering and science professions, and 121 of the 197 were female. Our First Year group for 1996 composed of 96% minority and women students. Our Second and Third Year students were 100% and 93.75% minority or women respectively. This gave an overall minority and female population of 93.75%. This year, special efforts were again made to recruit students from minority groups, which caused a significant increase in qualified applicants. However, due to space limitations, 140 applicants were rejected. Investigative and discovery learning were key elements of PREP. The academic components of the program included Algebraic Structures, Engineering, Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to Physics, Logic and Its Application to Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Problem Solving Seminar using computers and PLATO software, SAT Preparatory Seminars, and Technical Writing.

  4. Voices of Four Taiwanese College Students' Experiences with the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Preparation (PREP) Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) 

    E-print Network

    Chen, To-Yu

    2014-02-19

    The primary purpose of this study was to identify Taiwanese college students’ experiences regarding the use of TOEIC PREPARATION (TOEIC PREP) software. In this qualitative study design, the researcher explored the college ...

  5. Translating PrEP effectiveness into public health impact: key considerations for decision-makers on cost-effectiveness, price, regulatory issues, distributive justice and advocacy for access

    PubMed Central

    Hankins, Catherine; Macklin, Ruth; Warren, Mitchell

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The extraordinary feat of proving the effectiveness of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in clinical trials in different populations in a variety of settings may prove to have been easier than ensuring it is used well. Decision-makers must make difficult choices to realize the promise of antiretroviral prophylaxis for their countries. This paper outlines key economic, regulatory and distributive justice issues that must be addressed for effective and acceptable PrEP implementation. Discussion In considering the role that PrEP can play in combination prevention programmes, decision-makers must determine who can benefit most from PrEP, how PrEP can be provided safely and efficiently, and what kind of health system support will ensure successful implementation. To do this, they need contextualized information on disease burden by population, analyses of how PrEP services might best be delivered, and projections of the human resource and infrastructure requirements for each potential delivery model. There are cost considerations, varying cost-effectiveness results and regulatory challenges. The principles of ethics can inform thorny discussions about who should be prioritized for oral PrEP and how best to introduce it fairly. We describe the cost-effectiveness of PrEP in different populations at higher risk of HIV exposure, its price in low- and middle-income countries, and the current regulatory situation. We explore the principles of ethics that can inform resource allocation decision-making about PrEP anchored in distributive justice, at a time when universal access to antiretroviral treatment remains to be assured. We then highlight the role of advocacy in moving the PrEP agenda forward. Conclusions The time is ripe now for decisions about whether, how and for whom PrEP should be introduced into a country's HIV response. It has the potential to contribute significantly to high impact HIV prevention if it is tailored to those who can most benefit from it and if current regulatory and pricing barriers can be overcome. Advocacy at all levels can help inform decision-making and push the access agenda to avert HIV infections among those at highest risk of HIV exposure. The benefits will accrue beyond the individual level to slow HIV transmission at the population level. PMID:26198343

  6. Medical Assisting Competencies. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Richards, Beverly; And Others

    This document contains medical assisting competencies and competency-based performance objectives, learning activities, resources, and levels of achievement for each competency that were adapted and developed by instructors of medical assisting to suit the needs and legal parameters of Pennsylvania. The competencies and associated elements are…

  7. Carpentry. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This comprehensive and verified employer competency list was developed from a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This competency list contains 14 units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational,…

  8. Cosmetology. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This comprehensive and verified employer competency list was developed from a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This competency list contains 17 units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational,…

  9. SLJ's Tech Survey Part Two

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brewer, Sally; Milam, Peggy

    2005-01-01

    Library media specialists are gung ho on technology, but they often lack the cash to take advantage of it, according to "SLJ"'s first-ever tech survey. Earlier this year, they reported on the various ways that school librarians use technology--from creating Web sites to policy-making to training students and colleagues. This time, they zero in on…

  10. The Georgia Tech Network Simulator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    George F. Riley

    2003-01-01

    We introduce a new network simulation environment, developed by our research group, called the Georgia Tech Network Simulator (GTNetS). Our simulator is designed specifically to allow much larger-scale simulations than can easily be created by existing network simulation tools. The design of the simulator very closely matches the design of real network protocol stacks and hardware. Thus, anyone with a

  11. High-Tech Security Help.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flanigan, Robin L.

    2000-01-01

    Advocates embrace high-tech security measures as necessary to avoid Columbine-style massacres. Critics contend that school systems can go overboard, making students feel less safe and too closely scrutinized. Current electronic, biometric, and computer-mapping devices and school applications are discussed. Vendors are listed. (MLH)

  12. GeoTech Map Library

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site from the GeoTech Center provides a collection of maps for use in geospatial education. The collection consists of maps of the US, states, other countries, world maps and historical maps. The maps are in various file formats.

  13. GEAR Tech-21 Geographic Coordinates

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    GEAR Tech-21 Geographic Coordinates 1 Established Goals Activity Outline Activity Timeline own coordinates. Explore latitude and longitude. Decipher degrees, minutes and seconds. Face a map and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems

  14. Roadmap: Technology Bachelor of Science [AT-BS-TECH

    E-print Network

    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Technology ­ Bachelor of Science [AT-BS-TECH] College of Applied Engineering Reasoning TECH 10001 Information Technology 3 TECH 13580 Engineering Graphics I 3 TECH 20002 Materials] MATH 11022 Trigonometry 3 Fulfills Kent Core Additional TECH 23581 Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics

  15. I-E-2 Simple GENOMIC DNA PREP for MosSCI analysis I. GROWING THE WORMS

    E-print Network

    Bridgman, Paul C.

    I-E-2 Simple GENOMIC DNA PREP for MosSCI analysis I. GROWING THE WORMS 1. Collect worms from a recently starved plate into a glass conical tube by rinsing off with 3 ml of H20. Use glass since worms will stick to plastic NOTE :If this is a new MosSCI be sure to pick a few worms to a new plate before

  16. Guide for the preparation of proposals for the Pre-Freshman Engineering Program: PREP-1981, (for minorities and women)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-08-01

    The Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (PREP) for minorities and women (formerly PREFACE) will provide funds to colleges and universities for projects aimed at seeking out minority group individuals and women during junior high school and high school years (7th grade through the summer preceding matriculation in college) and providing them with enrichment experiences. Preparation and submission of proposals, evaluation and selection of proposals for support, and preparation of the final report are described.

  17. Original Message Subject: [Cisphd] [jobs] positions @ Tech Mahindra

    E-print Network

    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    Original Message Subject: [Cisphd] [jobs] positions @ Tech Mahindra Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11. >> >> >> >> Job Posting closes within one week. >> >> CONTACT: >> >> >> Sumit Grover >>TechMahindra.com> >> Strategy, Alliances & Business Development >> >> Tech Mahindra (Americas) >> >> >> >> Call: +1

  18. International Student Advisor's Transfer Report (Transfer to Texas Tech University)

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    International Student Advisor's Transfer Report (Transfer to Texas Tech University) Section One (to: _______________________ Semester Last Attended ________ Semester intended to transfer to Texas Tech University: Fall _____ Spring Tech University. Student's Signature __________________________ Date

  19. SEVIS TRANSFER RELEASE FORM (Transfer from Texas Tech University)

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    SEVIS TRANSFER RELEASE FORM (Transfer from Texas Tech University) Date: _________________ 1. Name: _______________________________________________________________ Family name First name Middle initial 2. Texas Tech Student ID number school? _______ NOTE TO STUDENT: Once the SEVIS record release date passes, Texas Tech University

  20. Virginia Tech Request for Change in Confidentiality of Student Information

    E-print Network

    Buehrer, R. Michael

    1/14/2014 Virginia Tech Request for Change in Confidentiality of Student Information Office of the University Registrar (MC 0134) Student Services Building Suite 250, Virginia Tech 800 Washington Street SW: ________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail Address (Virginia Tech email preferred

  1. HPLC and Semi-Prep Scale Fractionations of Poly(3-alkyl thiophenes)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lefevre, Scott; Choi, Heungyeol; Chang, Taihyun; Ryu, Chang

    2009-03-01

    Molecular weight and polydispersity play a crucial role in crystal formation for thin-films of conducting polymers and subsequently their charge mobility. In order to obtain well defined conducting polymer samples, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis and separation of poly(3-alkyl thiophene) (P3AT) systems has been explored. In particular a precipitation-redissolution technique has been employed for the fractionation of P3ATs. Both solvent composition and temperature have been manipulated to tune the solvent quality on both hydrophobic and hydrophilic type stationary phases in order to obtain more well-defined samples of these electrically conducting polymers. In addition to HPLC separations on an analytical scale, semi-prep scale LC separations in the regime of 10mg to 100mg has also been carried out as proof of concept. Finally the interplay between solvent quality and the surface energy has been investigated using HPLC stationary phases consisting of either bare silica or C18 bonded silica.

  2. Web Prep: How to Prepare NAS Reports For Publication on the Web

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Walatka, Pamela; Balakrishnan, Prithika; Clucas, Jean; McCabe, R. Kevin; Felchle, Gail; Brickell, Cristy

    1996-01-01

    This document contains specific advice and requirements for NASA Ames Code IN authors of NAS reports. Much of the information may be of interest to other authors writing for the Web. WebPrep has a graphic Table of Contents in the form of a WebToon, which simulates a discussion between a scientist and a Web publishing consultant. In the WebToon, Frequently Asked Questions about preparing reports for the Web are linked to relevant text in the body of this document. We also provide a text-only Table of Contents. The text for this document is divided into chapters: each chapter corresponds to one frame of the WebToons. The chapter topics are: converting text to HTML, converting 2D graphic images to gif, creating imagemaps and tables, converting movie and audio files to Web formats, supplying 3D interactive data, and (briefly) JAVA capabilities. The last chapter is specifically for NAS staff authors. The Glossary-Index lists web related words and links to topics covered in the main text.

  3. Semiparametric competing risks analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    José Canals-Cerdá; Shiferaw Gurmu

    2007-01-01

    Summary In this paper we analyse a semi-parametric estimation technique for competing risks models based on series expansion of the joint density of the unobserved heterogeneity components. This technique allows for unrestricted correlation among the risks. The finite sample behavior of the estimation technique is analysed in a Monte Carlo experiment using an empirically relevant data-generating process. The estimator performs

  4. Teachers' Assessment Competencies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arce-Ferrer, Alvaro J.; Cab, Victor Pech; Cisneros-Cohernour, Edith J.

    This paper summarizes main findings from an investigation of the familiarity and importance of assessment practices from the perspectives of Mexican teachers, counselors, and administrators. A survey that listed 74 practices, sampling 7 areas of competencies, was assembled from the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, the Standards for…

  5. Competence without Credentials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stacey, Nevzer G., Ed.

    These workshop papers address the challenges of alternative credentials, new modes of instruction, and multiple sources of instruction. Following an introduction by Nevzer G. Stacey, "Competence without Credentials: Promise and Potential Problems of Computer-Based Distance Education" (Stephen R. Barley) provides a conceptual framework for the…

  6. Competences of IT Architects

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roel Wieringa; Eck van Pascal; Claudia Steghuis; Erik Proper

    2009-01-01

    The field of architecture in the digital world uses a plethora of terms to refer to different kinds of architects, and recognises a confusing variety of competences that these architects are required to have. Different service providers use different terms for similar architects and even if they use the same term, they may mean something different. This makes it hard

  7. Measuring Information Searching Competence.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jakobovits, Leon A.; Nahl-Jakobovits, Diane

    1990-01-01

    Presents a taxonomy and a rationale for measuring three domains of online search competence--affective, cognitive, and sensorimotor. Implications for bibliographic instruction are explored, including the desirability of teaching users affective skills that will permit them to acquire the complex cognitive skills required to conduct more…

  8. Pragmatics and Communicative Competences

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Su, Simon Chun Feng; Ho, Max Ming Hsuang

    2009-01-01

    Pragmatics is included in one of four communicative competences (Canale, 1980). It is necessary and important to teach pragmatics at school in our globalized world in order to avoid as much as misunderstanding, which is likely to stem from cultural difference. As a result, greater importance should be attached to diverse customs and pragmatics.…

  9. Assessment Mathematics Teacher's Competencies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alnoor, A. G.; Yuanxiang, Guo; Abudhuim, F. S.

    2007-01-01

    This paper aimed to identifying the professional efficiencies for the intermediate schools mathematics teachers and tries to know at what level the math teachers experience those competencies. The researcher used a descriptive research approach, the study data collected from specialist educators and teacher's experts and previous studies to…

  10. Carpentry. Competencies for Articulation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.

    Materials contained in this guide present competencies describing carpentry skills necessary for success in initial employment or applicable to advanced educational placement, and may be used by administrators, students, and secondary and postsecondary vocational teachers. The student outcomes section provides guidelines for planning of and…

  11. Competency Model Clearinghouse

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    CareerOneStop is an integrated suite of national web sites that help businesses, job seekers, students, and workforce professionals find employment and career resources. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. This web site promotes its newly released competency models and performance standards for advanced manufacturing skills.

  12. Competencies in the Heartland

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cejda, Brent

    2012-01-01

    Although many of the issues facing community colleges are similar, rural community colleges face additional leadership challenges due to limited resources, geographic isolation, and static economies. This chapter focuses on the impact of location on the interpretation and development of the leadership competencies. The chapter concludes with…

  13. Conspiracies and Competences

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Erpenbeck, John

    Universities and other higher education institutions are predominantly organizations that convey knowledge, more than developing competences - these are often the verbally proclaimed but only rarely achieved goals. There can be two reasons for this discrepancy. First, conveying informational as well as subject-specific and specialized knowledge can even today be planned, assessed, and checked much more easily than conveying competences - an approach for teaching, which needs new patterns of thought and actions. Teachers and learners, assistants and assessing staff, and especially actors and planners who are concerned with questions of educational politics therefore form a "conspiracy of assessors," which has chosen the simpler and seemingly safer approach. This approach, however, seems to be ignorant of future developments. Second, conveying competences needs different forms of learning and teaching than conveying knowledge. The question of the acquisition (interiorization) of rules, assessments, and results of assessments (= values) and norms in the form of the learners' own emotions and motivations is central. Becoming emotionally labilized is pivotal to this appropriation. Emotional labilization also provides a criterion for assessing the effectiveness of Web 2.0 instruments for developing competences.

  14. The Competent Male.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crites, John O.; Fitzgerald, Louise F.

    1978-01-01

    The article attempts to piece together a conceptualization of the competent male using a model that centers upon achievement and affiliation. Using transactional analysis, it expounds upon sex role communication between men and women, then discusses specific personality traits of men, and what they imply for the future. (LPG)

  15. Collaborating to Compete

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wilfred Amaldoss; Robert J. Meyer; Jagmohan S. Raju; Amnon Rapoport

    2000-01-01

    In collaborating to compete, firms forge different types of strategic alliances: same-function alliances, parallel development of new products, and cross-functional alliances. A major challenge in the management of these alliances is how to control the resource commitment of partners to the collaboration. In this research we examine both theoretically and experimentally how the type of an alliance and the prescribed

  16. Core competence (knowledge) (skill)

    E-print Network

    Wu, Yih-Min

    Core competence 8 5~8 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PPS003 Ver. 1.1 2011/03/07 #12; 2 (knowledge) (skill) (attitude) Set of skill, knowledge or attitude which should be learned or acquired by each, 2000) (knowledge) (skill) (attitude) Set of skill, knowledge or attitude which should be learned

  17. Assessing Culturally Competent Scholarship.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mendias, Elnora P.; Guevara, Edilma B.

    2001-01-01

    Eight criteria for culturally competent scholarship (contextuality, relevance, communication styles, awareness of identity and power differences, disclosure, reciprocation, empowerment, time) were applied to an international education/research nursing program. Appropriate measures for each were developed and ways to improve the program were…

  18. Predicting Teacher Competence.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dobry, Alberta M.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    This study correlated scores on the NTE Test of Professional Knowledge (PK) with the Rating Scale of Student Teacher Competence (RSSTC) and between each of these with overall grade-point average (GPA). The lack of relationship between PK and RSSTC scores indicates that the PK may measure a different domain. (MT)

  19. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 3, 17971814, 2010 www.atmos-meas-tech.net/3/1797/2010/

    E-print Network

    Atmos. Meas. Tech., 3, 1797­1814, 2010 www.atmos-meas-tech.net/3/1797/2010/ doi:10.5194/amt-3 in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Boulder, CO, 80309, USA Received: 1 May 2010 ­ Published in Atmos. Meas. Tech

  20. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 15211532, 2013 www.atmos-meas-tech.net/6/1521/2013/

    E-print Network

    Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1521­1532, 2013 www.atmos-meas-tech.net/6/1521/2013/ doi:10.5194/amt-6.volkamer@colorado.edu) Received: 31 July 2012 ­ Published in Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss.: 18 October 2012 Revised: 8 April 2013

  1. The competency question.

    PubMed

    Ruthemeyer, M

    2000-01-01

    JCAHO mandates "processes that are designed to ensure that the competency of all staff members is assessed, maintained, demonstrated, and improved on an ongoing basis." However, it is difficult to collect aggregate data regarding staff competency patterns and trends. How many facilities have the time or energy to collect aggregate data, let alone statistically analyze it for patterns and trends? Not many in today's environment. I saw the need to create a test to evaluate staff competency at my facility, but soon realized I would have no way of knowing if the results were good or bad. The only way to judge the results would be to have a standardized test that was used by multiple facilities. As president of the Houston X-ray Quality Society, I brought the topic up at a meeting in 1995, and a committee was set up to work on the test. The result is two competency tests--one for staff radiographers and one for mammographers--which are currently used by 35 to 40 facilities, with approximately 1,000 technologists taking the test each year. The tests include practical questions that reflect the knowledge required to perform daily exams. Each test has five sections that assess different areas of competency. The scoring system allows technologists to fail one or more individual sections but still pass the test overall. Twenty to 30 percent of the questions are new each year. That gives us the ability to look for improvement on previous year's questions, and at the same time, avoid producing a static and ineffective test. There are 60 questions on the staff radiographer test and 65 questions on the mammographer test, which also includes clinical images. Facilities must sign an agreement that states that they cannot use the test as a disciplinary tool in the employee's evaluation, or in any other way against the technologist. As a profession, radiology administration not only has regulatory requirements to evaluate competency, but also a moral duty to insure that patients receive the best possible care. We should not cover up or ignore the blemishes that we all know exist. Instead, we should take them on, as professional and personal challenges to improve the competency of our staff. PMID:11151318

  2. Summer ICE@Tech Computing Camps

    E-print Network

    Guzdial, Mark

    Summer ICE@Tech Computing Camps Session I: June 5th - June 9th Session II: July 10th ­ July 14th (404) 385-2273 Fax (404) 385-0965 http://www.cc.gatech.edu/campice 1 #12;2 Summer ICE@Tech Program Handbook #12;3 Summer ICE@Tech is a computing and technology program for students entering 10th , 11th

  3. Dr. Dobbs TechNetcast

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    Dr. Dobbs TechNetcast, produced by Dr. Dobbs Journal and the Pseudo Online Network, broadcasts live shows every Friday afternoon covering a wide range of Internet topics. Past topics include C++, Dynamic HTML, Java, Web Graphic Design, and Internet Security. Each show, hosted by Philippe Lourier, features an expert special guest. The shows are archived and can be viewed using RealPlayer. Contributions can be made to shows as they are taking place via chat rooms or telephone. To participate in a chat users must have Windows with Pseudo ChatTv or any IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client. Chat rooms continue after the end of the show. Dr. Dobbs TechNetcast targets Internet professionals; however, anyone interested in the Internet would also benefit.

  4. GeoTech Center Curriculum

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The GeoTech Center curated this list of curriculum resources for the benefit of geospatial instructors at the secondary, college, and university levels. A range of sources are available, from data resources to teaching GIS, spatial logistics, professional organizations, and teaching pedagogy. Recommendations to the list are welcome. Each resource includes a brief description. Links to secondary and post-secondary resources are also available. 

  5. Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA 71272

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    : ______________________________________________________________________________________ List any food or drug allergies.S. 17:170/R.S. 17:170.1/Schools of Higher Learning) requires all students entering Louisiana Tech

  6. Louisiana Tech University Student Health Center

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    : ______________________________________________________________________________________ List any food or drug allergies.S. 17:170/R.S. 17:170.1/Schools of Higher Learning) requires all students entering Louisiana Tech

  7. Carpentry. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) contains a competency list verified by expert workers and developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This OCAP identifies the occupational, academic, and employability skills (competencies)…

  8. Guide to Marketing Course Competencies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center.

    This curriculum guide was developed as a model for schools in Virginia to prepare local programs of studies for the marketing program. In addition to marketing competencies for developing occupational expertise, this curriculum includes foundational competencies important for successful performance in marketing. These baseline competencies address…

  9. Standard of Competence for Internists.

    PubMed

    2008-04-01

    The ratification of law No. 29 regarding medical practices required the college to compile the standard of education and standard of competence for specialists.Recently, the College of Internal Medicine have compile the standard of competence for internal medicine specialists/internists, which will be the reference for all Educational Institution in compiling the Education Curriculum for Internal Medicine.The standard of competence for Internal Medicine Specialists/Internists is the minimum standard of competence that must be fulfilled by an internists. Therefore, with its presence, it is expected that participants of Program for Education and Professional Training of Internal Medicine Specialist/Internists who have already completed his/her education and training will have the equal quality of competence.Competence is a group of complex behavior, based on the components of knowledge, skill, and attitude that becomes the ability of a person in upholding his/her duty. In the Standard of Competence for Internal Medicine/Internists book, it is expected that an internist will acquire several competence, including integrated competence and clinical competence, in which clinical competence is further divided in to clinical competence of organ and system, special population, and special condition. PMID:19054888

  10. Communication Competency through Faculty Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haun, Martha Womack

    Research on the communicative competency of faculty indicates that students can be motivated to learn by competent communicators. In general, communication experts have better competency skills, (i.e., they use more effective verbal and nonverbal immediacy behaviors) than do faculty as a whole. An area much in need of development for most faculty…

  11. Competencies of Undergraduate Business Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berman, Jeffrey; Ritchie, Leah

    2006-01-01

    The idea that one's competencies are as important as one's qualifications has gained acceptance in both business and academia. Business organizations have developed sophisticated management systems around employee competence. There are education assessment tools that help ascertain students' competencies. In this study, the authors investigated…

  12. Core Competencies for Basic Drafting.

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    Werner, Claire; Calderon, Ray

    These competencies for drafting are designed to cover basic principles and practices for beginning drafters. Each competency appears in a one-page format. It is presented as a goal statement followed by one or more "indicator" statements, which are performance objectives describing an ability that, upon attainment, will establish competency for…

  13. Physical Education Teachers' Cultural Competency

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    Harrison, Louis, Jr.; Carson, Russell L.; Burden, Joe, Jr.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the common assumption that teachers of color (TOC) are more culturally competent than White teachers by assessing physical education teachers' cultural competency. A secondary purpose was to ascertain the possible differences in cultural competence levels of White teachers in diverse school settings versus…

  14. Conversational Competence in Academic Settings

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    Bowman, Richard F.

    2014-01-01

    Conversational competence is a process, not a state. Ithaca does not exist, only the voyage to Ithaca. Vibrant campuses are a series of productive conversations. At its core, communicative competence in academic settings mirrors a collective search for meaning regarding the purpose and direction of a campus community. Communicative competence

  15. Culturally competent healthcare systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Laurie M Anderson; Susan C Scrimshaw; Mindy T Fullilove; Jonathan E Fielding; Jacques Normand

    2003-01-01

    OverviewCulturally competent healthcare systems—those that provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services—have the potential to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. When clients do not understand what their healthcare providers are telling them, and providers either do not speak the client’s language or are insensitive to cultural differences, the quality of health care can be compromised. We reviewed five interventions to

  16. Metadata Meets MARC at Virginia Tech

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    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    , University Libraries, Virginia Tech 4th International Conference on ETDs Cal Tech March 22, 2001 #12;040 VPI \\c VPI 099 Electronic Thesis 1997 Oral 100 1 Oral, Timur. 245 12 A contemporary Turkish coffeehouse and State University, \\c 1997] 440 0 VPI & SU. Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management. M.S. 1997

  17. Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center

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    Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center WHAT MAKES IT GREAT GLRC Green Bay Duluth Minneapolis. Buoys with brains 9 high-tech buoys track Great Lakes weather and water conditions. Exotic species Lab the Great Lakes. For more information, contact Guy Meadows at gmeadows@mtu.edu, 906-487-1106. Where science

  18. Tech Camp Unleashes Creativity and Collaboration

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    Bardin, Joe

    2008-01-01

    Each August, teachers from around the state gather for the Arizona K-12 Center's Tech Camp, a week-long immersion in technology for the classroom. The Arizona K-12 Center's mission is to improve teaching and learning in Arizona's schools through high-quality professional development and teacher leadership. The formula Tech Camp follows is a simple…

  19. Promoting Tech Schools within Your Community

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    Nikirk, Martin

    2010-01-01

    This article describes a number of promotional events and practices that the author's school engages in. The author hopes that his school's experiences will serve as an inspiration and useful model for other "Tech Directions" readers. There are many methods for successfully promoting one's tech program. Two key strategies are: (1) Connect in…

  20. Tech Plan Update Electronic Forms Preview.

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    Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden.

    This packet of "Tech Plan Update" Preview forms is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Education for planning purposes for the July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001 fiscal year, prior to submitting "Tech Plan Update" electronic forms online. The first section, Local Technology Plan Data Collection Form, is divided by benchmarks, as follows:…

  1. Addendum, pg. 1 Texas Tech University

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    Rock, Chris

    Addendum, pg. 1 OP 74.04 11/29/04 Texas Tech University Distance Learning Course Materials Policy developed in the Texas Tech University System (TTUS). Distance learning course materials are materials used Creation, Use, Ownership, Royalties, Revision and Distribution of Distance Learning Course Materials I

  2. Tesla TechFair Call for Proposals

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    Tesla TechFair Call for Proposals Thayer School of Engineering and the Hopkins Center are celebrating Nikola Tesla, in conjunction with Tesla in New York, an opera by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch & composer Phil Kline. Thayer will host a Tesla TechFair, including a panel discussion and demonstrations

  3. Cytologic features of the endometrial adenocarcinoma: comparison of ThinPrep and BD SurePath preparations.

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    Norimatsu, Yoshiaki; Sakamoto, Shingo; Ohsaki, Hiroyuki; Ozaki, Satoru; Yokoyama, Toshiro; Shimizu, Keiko; Yanoh, Kenji; Akiyama, Minoru; Bamba, Masamichi; Kobayashi, Tadao K

    2013-08-01

    We compared the cytoarchitectural features used for the cytologic diagnosis of endometrial adenocarcinoma (EC) using ThinPrep® (TPS = ThinPrep Sample) and BD SurePath™ (SPS = SurePath Sample) preparations. In 20 patients, a direct endometrial sample using the Uterobrush was obtained. Nineteen cases of EA and one case of carcinosarcoma were studied. TPS and SPS were performed according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Moreover, after the TPS preparation, the residual material was also used to prepare an SPS sample (TP-SPS = ThinPrep-Surepath sample). The following points were investigated in both preparations: (1) number of cell clumps; SPS had a significantly higher (20.9) than TPS (1.7) and TP-SPS (10.3); (2) long axis of clumps; SPS had a significantly higher (215.4) than TPS (146.0); (3) rate of cell clumps with longer axes than 200 ?m; SPS had a significantly higher (36.7) than TPS (15.2) and TP-SPS (24.2). TP-SPS showed higher values than TPS; (4) nuclear area; TPS had a significant higher (61.2) than SPS (40.8) and TP-SPS (38.6); (5) degree of overlapping nuclei; SPS (3.4) had a significantly higher number of overlapping nuclei than TPS (0.7) and TP-SPS (2.1); (6) nuclear chromatin pattern; no significant differences for the nuclear chromatin pattern were found in the three different methods. The poor performance of TPS versus SPS and TP-SPS was explained with the heavy blood contamination of the samples, and the absence of adhesive coating in the slides is used for TPS. Further investigation of technical differences in liquid-based cytology methodologies is needed. PMID:23440947

  4. Fractionation of subcellular membrane vesicles of epithelial and non-epithelial cells by OptiPrep™ density gradient ultracentrifugation.

    PubMed

    Li, Xuhang; Donowitz, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Density gradient ultracentrifugation (DGUC) is widely used for physical isolation (enrichment rather than purification) of subcellular membrane vesicles. It has been a valuable tool to study specific subcellular localization and dynamic trafficking of proteins. While sucrose has been the main component of density gradients, several years ago, synthetic OptiPrep™ (iodixanol) began being used for separation of organelles due to its iso-osmotic property. Here, we describe a detailed protocol for density gradient fractionation of various mammalian subcellular vesicles, including endoplasmic reticulum (ER), Golgi apparatus, endosomes, and lipid rafts, as well as apical and basolateral membranes of polarized epithelial cells. PMID:24947376

  5. Fractionation of subcellular membrane vesicles of epithelial and nonepithelial cells by OptiPrep density gradient ultracentrifugation.

    PubMed

    Li, Xuhang; Donowitz, Mark

    2008-01-01

    Density gradient ultracentrifugation (DGUC) is widely used for physical isolation (enrichment rather than purification) of subcellular membrane vesicles. It has been a valuable tool to study specific subcellular localization and dynamic trafficking of proteins. While sucrose has been the main component of density gradients, a few years ago synthetic OptiPrep (iodixanol) began being used for separation of organelles because of its iso-osmotic property. Here, we describe a detailed protocol for density gradient fractionation of various mammalian subcellular vesicles, including endoplasmic reticulum (ER), Golgi apparatus, endosomes, and lipid rafts, as well as apical and basolateral membranes of polarized epithelial cells. PMID:18369940

  6. Georgia Tech: Contextual Computing Group

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Contextual Computing Group is a research organization at Georgia Tech College of Computing that focuses on the field of contextually-aware, wearable computing systems. The group is interested in "how the continued emergence of on-body computational resources will impact society." Topics addressed in its work include Wearable Computing, Augmented Reality, Lifelong Everyday Interfaces, Natural Gestural Interfaces, First-Person Perceptive Agents, Contextual Computing Devices, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, Memory Prostheses, Embedded Computers, and Sensor Fusion. Projects related to Wearable Computing have yielded hardware products that are available to purchase. Resources that the group has found useful are available to download free of charge.

  7. GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION Letter of Commitment

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    Li, Mo

    GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION Letter of Commitment In recognition and support of Georgia Tech's commitment to excellence, it is my intent to contribute to the Georgia Tech Black Alumni should be made payable to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable corporation

  8. InventIngFuture Virginia Tech Research CenterArlington

    E-print Network

    Buehrer, R. Michael

    InventIngFuture the Virginia Tech Research Center­Arlington Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. InventIng the Future Virginia Tech Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research

  9. GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION Above: Kathy Harrison,

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    Li, Mo

    GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION #12;Above: Kathy Harrison, Tech's first female All- American GEORGIA TECH A Message from the President "We are blessed and we stand on many shoulders, who gain entry and successful pas- sage through Georgia Tech. We are obligated to honor God's grace, within and beyond Georgia

  10. [Revised and posted 6/26/06] Texas Tech University

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    [Revised and posted 6/26/06] Texas Tech University Operating Policy and Procedure OP 69.05: Payroll Deduction Designated to Texas Tech for Charitable Contributions DATE: June 26, 2006 PURPOSE: The purpose and management of payroll deductions for charitable donations (gifts) to Texas Tech University and Texas Tech

  11. New Georgia Tech Retirees You are invited to join the

    E-print Network

    INVITATION for New Georgia Tech Retirees You are invited to join the SILVER JACKETS Georgia Tech Retiree Association Stay connected with your Georgia Tech colleagues and friends through meetings, email and special events. Help promote a strong voice for Georgia Tech retirees on issues of interest

  12. Fin Aid Checklist 11/2010 1 TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    Fin Aid Checklist 11/2010 1 TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS CENTER NOTE: Texas Tech's Title IV school code is 003644. Students may apply any time. However to the "MyTech" tab and select Financial Aid Information. ___ Step #3 ACCEPT THE LOAN. a. Go to "MyTech

  13. UNH TECH CAMPS 2014 HEALTH INFORMATION, POLICY AND PROCEDURES

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    Pringle, James "Jamie"

    UNH TECH CAMPS 2014 HEALTH INFORMATION, POLICY AND PROCEDURES We have read and completed this form for in relation to his/her attendance at UNH Tech Camps. Signed Parent/Guardian Date UNH Tech Camps provide effort to participate fully. Tech Camp staff members are not trained to meet chronic or recurring illness

  14. Laser Ablation ICPMS Laboratory Department of Geosciences Virginia Tech

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    Bodnar, Robert J.

    Laser Ablation ICPMS Laboratory Department of Geosciences ­ Virginia Tech Facility Rates (Approved for Virginia Tech Faculty, Staff and Students properly trained. We are not allowed to offer those rates to people not affiliated with Virginia Tech; 2) Internal rates are available only for Virginia Tech users; 3

  15. Texas Tech University Energy Savings Program July 2006 Update

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    Gelfond, Michael

    Texas Tech University Energy Savings Program July 2006 Update The Texas Tech Energy Savings Update from the Energy Report filed with SECO semi-annually. Texas Tech is currently in line to achieve our .1266 .1276 0.8% $131,600 2. Fleet Management In FY2004 the Texas Tech University vehicle fleet consumed

  16. Texas Tech University Knowledge Representation Group Modular Action Language ALM

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Yuanlin

    1 Texas Tech University Knowledge Representation Group Modular Action Language ALM Michael Gelfond and Daniela Inclezan Computer Science Department Texas Tech University February 11, 2010 #12;2 Texas Tech for specifying such diagrams. #12;3 Texas Tech University Knowledge Representation Group Action Languages and ASP

  17. Roadmap: Technology Bachelor of Science [AT-BS-TECH

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Technology ­ Bachelor of Science [AT-BS-TECH] College of Applied Engineering Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning TECH 10001 Information Technology 3 TECH 13580 Engineering Graphics I 3 TECH 20002 Materials and Processes 3 US 10097 Destination Kent State: FYE 1

  18. 6th Annual Texas Tech University Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

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    Rock, Chris

    6th Annual Texas Tech University Philosophy Graduate Student Conference Professor Remy Debes: Matt Keeler (Texas Tech) 11:00am Andrew Smith (Texas Tech), "Kant on Despising Oneself in the 2nd Critique" Commentator: Chris Corbin (Texas Tech) 1:00pm Karl Aho (Baylor), "Two Rival Versions?: Towards

  19. Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rdgivende Tech-wise A/S ingenirfirma med hovedkompetence Kraftvrksvej 53

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    Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rådgivende Tech-wise A/S ingeniørfirma med hovedkompetence Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rådgivende Tech-wise A/S ingeniørfirma med hovedkompetence. environment. knowledge. Side 1 af 12 Notat nr.: 172744 Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rådgivende Tech

  20. Competing technologies for thermophotovoltaics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rose, M. Frank

    1996-02-01

    Thermophotovoltaics (TPV) is a promising method of producing small portable electric power units for a variety of applications. Numerous studies indicate that overall efficiencies greater than 15% are possible. There are a number of competing technologies, in various stages of development, which are capable of similar efficiencies. In this paper, thermoelectrics (TE), alkali metal thermal to electric converter (AMTEC), small motor-generators, and fuel cells will be discussed in terms of the state of the art, cost, complexity, and as competition to units based on TPV.

  1. Competing technologies for thermophotovoltaics

    SciTech Connect

    Rose, M.F. [Space Power Institute, Auburn University, Alabama (United States)

    1996-02-01

    Thermophotovoltaics (TPV) is a promising method of producing small portable electric power units for a variety of applications. Numerous studies indicate that overall efficiencies greater than 15{percent} are possible. There are a number of competing technologies, in various stages of development, which are capable of similar efficiencies. In this paper, thermoelectrics (TE), alkali metal thermal to electric converter (AMTEC), small motor-generators, and fuel cells will be discussed in terms of the state of the art, cost, complexity, and as competition to units based on TPV. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

  2. SCID: Model for Effective Instructional Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Norton, Robert E.

    The Systematic Curriculum and Instructional Development (SCID) model provides a tested procedure for developing high-quality, low-cost competency-based education and tech prep curriculum and instructional materials. It consists of 5 phases--analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation--and 23 components. The analysis phase…

  3. Children's Emotional Competence and Attentional Competence in Early Elementary School

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    Trentacosta, Christopher J.; Izard, Carroll E.; Mostow, Allison J.; Fine, Sarah E.

    2006-01-01

    The current study examined the relations between two aspects of emotional competence--emotion knowledge and emotion expression, and children's attentional competence during one school year. Participants were 263 first- and second-grade students at two rural elementary schools. A multiple regression analysis showed that emotion knowledge predicted…

  4. Competence and Competency-based Training: What the Literature Says

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    Guthrie, Hugh

    2009-01-01

    This literature review, commissioned by the National Quality Council, provides a historical account of the development of competency-based training in Australia and summarises the issues arising from the range of reviews conducted on elements of the national training system. It also explores the variety of ways in which competence is conceived…

  5. TechRepublic: White Papers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Brought to the Web by CBS Interactive and TechRepublic, this site offers users access to more than 23,000 white papers and other documents related to information technology. Holdings here are divided into ten categories, including Corporate Computing, Internet, Software, Hardware, Security, and more. The several layers of subcategories and the summaries of documents make this a very useful site for users searching for information on any aspect of information technology. In addition to browsing, ITpapers can be searched by keyword. Users must register to view content, but the site assures that information is kept confidential. Interested users can sign up to receive a newsletter informing them of new additions in their areas of interest.

  6. Virginia Tech: Digitized Rare Books

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-08-03

    The library at Virginia Tech has many rare volumes. This particular digitization project brings together dozens of those tomes. The focus of this collection is on works from the library's Culinary History Collection, and these items do not disappoint. Anyone with an interest in cookery will want to peruse many of these volumes as they offer insight into the history of this most noble activity from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries. The items here include some fascinating early works on household management and works on children's nutrition, such as "The Care and Feeding of Children: a Catechism for the Use of Mothers and Children's Nurses." Perhaps one of the most curious volumes is the "Low Cost Recipes" compendium from 1914. The recipes here include suggestions for preparing scalloped ham and braised beef hearts.

  7. Protein Expression and Purification 23, 440446 (2001) doi:10.1006/prep.2001.1515, available online at http://www.idealibrary.com on

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    Heller, Eric

    2001-01-01

    Protein Expression and Purification 23, 440­446 (2001) doi:10.1006/prep.2001.1515, available online at http://www.idealibrary.com on One-Step Purification of Recombinant Proteins Using a Nanomolar and detection of recombinant proteins, particularly din-binding peptide, for both the one-step purification from

  8. Protein Expression and Purification 23, 311318 (2001) doi:10.1006/prep.2001.1508, available online at http://www.idealibrary.com on

    E-print Network

    2001-01-01

    Protein Expression and Purification 23, 311­318 (2001) doi:10.1006/prep.2001.1508, available online-glycosylation site at Thr133 , after induction with 1 mM isopropyl- -D-thiogalacto- which protects the protein from of the natural glycosylated mature hG-CSF protein allowed successful secretion hG-CSF (7, 8). The recombinant h

  9. Lentils with Brown Rice and Kale Prep Time 5 Minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Yields 4 servings Serving Size 1 Cup

    E-print Network

    Jawitz, James W.

    Lentils with Brown Rice and Kale Prep Time 5 Minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Yields 4 servings Serving Size 1 Cup lentils, 1/3cup rice, ½ cup kale Ingredients For lentils and kale: 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed ¼ tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 4 cups kale, with heavy

  10. Louisiana Tech University EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

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    Selmic, Sandra

    ............................................................................................................................ 3 Role of Students or natural disaster that occurs within Louisiana Tech University campus or the general area. Communications to a safe location and then contact University Police at 257-4018. Individuals making the discovery may also

  11. CENTER FOR GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Rock, Chris

    1 CENTER FOR GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Center for Geospatial Technology is to promote, facilitate and support the application of geospatial technologies in interdisciplinary research, education and community service. VISION STATEMENT

  12. Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Admissions Scholarships

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Admissions Scholarships The Admissions Office awards general scholarships to incoming undergraduate students, and various departments and colleges award scholarships to both incoming and continuing students. Information

  13. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

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    Rock, Chris

    for managing the integrated library management systems and associated products from either a single vendor in the Library Technology and Management division. The Systems Librarian serves as primary representativePOSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES TITLE: Assistant Librarian Systems

  14. Energy Positioning Statement Texas Tech University

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    Zhang, Yuanlin

    Energy Positioning Statement Texas Tech University Whitacre College of Engineering The Whitacre sufficient and sustainable energy sources to power its future. The college is committed to conducting cutting edge research and providing educational programs related to traditional and unconventional energy

  15. Tales of high-tech failures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Johnson

    2004-01-01

    In Search of Stupidity presents an entertaining analysis of business failures by high-tech giants, such as IBM and Microsoft, says Mark Johnson, but does not explain the incredible rise to success of semiconductor electronics.

  16. AcademiCast Transcript Texas Tech University

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    Rock, Chris

    , featured here by Kristina Butler. Butler: Food science research has long been to Texas Tech, where he has majored in food science. Now a senior, Ortega's definitely very rewarding. Butler: The global reach of food science research

  17. Virginia Tech Future Faculty Program Participants 2012 Name Academic Department Current Ins tu on

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    4 Virginia Tech Future Faculty Program Participants 2012 Name Academic Department Current Ins tu Landscape Architecture Program Virginia Tech Chen, QiaoHong Chemistry Virginia Tech Epps Hamilton, Mitchell Marke ng Syracuse University Hamm, Laura Geosciences Virginia Tech Harriss, Cooper

  18. Testing Communicative Competence: Problems and Perspectives.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Courchene, Robert J.; De Bagheera, Jean Ivan

    1981-01-01

    A model for communicative competence, developed by Swain and Canale describes four competences within the concept of communicative competence. These are linguistic, sociolinguistic, discourse, and strategic competence. Each one involves knowledge of and ability to use the competence in question. This model raises questions on several counts; for…

  19. Male Threat from Female Competence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pleck, Joseph H.

    1976-01-01

    Male threat from female competence (MTFC), a hypothesized personality disposition in males who experience competence in females as psychologically threatening, is assessed via a sentence-completion measure and validated in an experimental study of 91 ongoing college dating couples. Results are discussed. (Author)

  20. Social Competence: A Developmental Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eisenberg, Nancy; Harris, Jerry D.

    1984-01-01

    Effective peer relations and the enhancement of social interactions in young children play a central role in the discussion of social competence. Developmental issues relevant to the assessment of social competence including perspective taking, conceptions of friendship, interpersonal strategies and problem solving, moral judgments, and…

  1. Competing in Computing Fredrik Manne

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    Manne, Fredrik

    . This is an annual contest where teams of students compete against each other in writing computer programs]. This is a competition where teams of students compete against each other in writing computer programs. In this paper we be used as a learning environment. The data for the study was gathered from having the participating

  2. An Opinion on Communication Competence.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Backlund, Phil

    Since the concept of "communication competence" is a relatively recent development in the field of speech communication, there is as yet no universal agreement as to its definition and constitution. However, it seems that the purpose of the study of communication competence is to inform classroom instruction. The efforts to define and understand…

  3. Drafting. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This Drafting Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) is one of a series of competency lists, verified by expert workers, that have evolved from a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) job analysis process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from throughout Ohio. This OCAP identifies the…

  4. Holistic Competence: Putting Judgements First

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    Beckett, David

    2008-01-01

    Professional practice can be conceptualised holistically, and in fact during the 1990s the "Australian model" of integrated or holistic competence emerged empirically. This piece outlines that story, and then develops a more rigorous conceptual analysis of what it is to make competent practical judgements, through inferences, in context-specific…

  5. Cree Conceptions of Cognitive Competence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. W. Berry; J. A. Bennett

    1992-01-01

    The study of cognitive competence in various cultures has shifted from examining “general intelligence” (very often only in terms known to Western cultures), to a concern for indigenous conceptions of what it means to be a capable person in that culture. Ethnographic techniques elicited the range of Cree terms for such general competence. With a sample of 60 Cree adults

  6. Mathematics. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This competency analysis profile contains eight lists of mathematics skills that have been identified by employers and verified by math-certified instructors as being core competencies for eight groups of occupational areas. Each list is organized into subsections dealing with the following: numbers and number relations, measurement, data analysis…

  7. Conditions for Developing Communicative Competence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zascerinska, Jelena

    2010-01-01

    Introduction. Individuals need communicative competence for personal fulfillment and development, active citizenship, social inclusion and employment. Materials and Methods. The meaning of the key concepts of "communicative competence" and "opportunities" is studied within the search for conditions to develop. Conclusion. The theoretical findings…

  8. Competencies for Articulation: Procedures Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.

    Competencies for Articulation materials have been developed by public schools, an educational district, and a community college in Nebraska to help vocational education students progress from one level of educational training to another and to employment. Their progress is to be measured by "competencies," each of which has three parts: (1) a…

  9. Assessing Competence in Pediatric Cardiology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Apul E.; And Others

    1976-01-01

    In response to the need to assure physician competence, a rating scale was developed at the University of Minnesota Medical School for use in evaluating clinical competence in pediatric cardiology. It was tested on first- and second-year specialists. Development and testing procedures are described. (JT)

  10. Microcomputer Competencies for Vocational Teachers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roth, Gene L.; Tesolowski, Dennis G.

    1984-01-01

    This joint research and development project of two state departments of education used the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process to identify microcomputer competencies for vocational instructors. Brainstorming techniques were used to identify five categories of microcomputer applications and to determine which competencies belonged in each…

  11. Horticulture. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This list consists of essential competencies from the following specialized Ohio Competency Analysis Profiles: Floriculutre and Greenhouse Worker; Nursery and Garden Center Worker; and Turf and Landscape Worker. Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency…

  12. Competencies Identification for Robotics Training.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tang, Le D.

    A study focused on the task of identifying competencies for robotics training. The level of robotics training was limited to that of robot technicians. Study objectives were to obtain a list of occupational competencies; to rank their order of importance; and to compare opinions from robot manufacturers, robot users, and robotics educators…

  13. "Competency" in Liberal Arts Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brownlee, Carol Gene

    Four years ago Sterling College began to develop a competency curriculum. This document presents a working definition and basic assumptions about this curriculum. The curriculum includes 9 college-wide competencies that are required for graduation and that are predicted on several basic assumptions: (1) The curriculum includes the total program of…

  14. (METACOGNITIVE LEARNING OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Narciso Barrero González

    2007-01-01

    The acquisition of professional competences is only possible if the trainee controls his or her own learning process. This article presents competences from a metacognitive point of view applied to companies and organizations. We also show the steps we have to follow in order to find a good definition of necessities and design. To conclude, the article pre- sents a

  15. Project Georgia High School/High Tech

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Georgia High School/High Tech has been developing a suggested curriculum for use in its programs. The purpose of this instructional material is to provide a basic curriculum format for teachers of High School/High Tech students. The curriculum is designed to implement QCC classroom instruction that encourages career development in technological fields through post-secondary education, paid summer internships, and exposure to experiences in high technology.

  16. Cumulative Index to NASA Tech Briefs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1969-01-01

    Tech Briefs are short announcements of new technology derived from the R&D activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This Index to NASA Tech Briefs lists the technological innovations derived from the U.S. space program and published during the period January through December 1968. A new five year cycle of cumulative indexes begins with this index. The main section is arranged in six categories: Electrical (Electronic); Physical Sciences (Energy Sources); Materials (Chemistry); Life Sciences; Mechanical; and Computer Programs.

  17. Employee Startups in High-Tech Industries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Klepper

    2001-01-01

    Various theories that can account for employees leaving incumbent firms to start their own firms in the same industry are discussed. The theories are evaluated using evidence from three new and one old study of such employee startups in high-tech industries and from studies of high-tech and high-growth startups of all kinds. A new, evolutionary-based theory that builds on and

  18. SpaceTech—Postgraduate space education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ferdi J. de Bruijn; Edward W. Ashford; Wiley J. Larson

    2008-01-01

    SpaceTech is a postgraduate program geared primarily for mid-career space professionals seeking to gain or improve their expertise in space systems engineering and in business engineering. SpaceTech provides a lifelong impact on its participants by broadening their capabilities, encouraging systematic “end-to-end” thinking and preparing them for any technical or business-related engineering challenges they may encounter. This flexible 1-year program offers

  19. EcoCAR Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech

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    Gantt, Lynn

    2013-05-29

    Since childhood, Lynn Gantt has had a deep seeded passion for cars and the mechanics that drive them. The Virginia native spent his weekends rebuilding antique tractors with his dad to race at tractor pulls across the state, and now the Virginia Tech graduate student is the proud team co-leader of Virginia Tech's EcoCAR Challenge team -- the winners of the three-year long competition, as announced last night at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C..

  20. Moral competence in nursing practice.

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    Jormsri, Pantip; Kunaviktikul, Wipada; Ketefian, Shaké; Chaowalit, Aranya

    2005-11-01

    This article presents the derivation of moral competence in nursing practice by identifying its attributes founded on Thai culture. In this process moral competence is formed and based on the Thai nursing value system, including personal, social and professional values. It is then defined and its three dimensions (moral perception, judgment and behavior) are also identified. Additionally, eight attributes as indicators of moral competence are identified and selected from three basic values. The eight attributes are loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, responsibility, discipline, honesty, and respect for human values, dignity and rights. All attributes are discussed by addressing the three moral dimensions in order to present how to deal with ethical issues in nursing practice. As a summary, a model of moral competence is presented to demonstrate moral competence in nursing practice in Thailand. PMID:16312087

  1. Purification of patulin from Penicillium expansum culture: high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) versus preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC).

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    He, J; Tsao, R; Yang, R; Zhou, T

    2009-01-01

    Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by species of Penicillium and Aspergillus and is toxic to a wide range of organisms, including humans and livestock. To produce large amount of pure patulin for research purposes, high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) and preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC) were applied to the purification of patulin. Apple juice was inoculated with P. expansum and containing 0.5 mg patulin per ml was used as a starting material for separation. For HSCCC, a biphasic solvent system consisted of ethyl acetate-hexane-pH 4 acetic acid (7.5:2.5:10, v/v/v) was used. For prep-HPLC, the separation was carried out in a C18 reversed-phase preparative column with a mobile phase containing acetonitrile-pH 4 acetic acid (5:95, v/v). Fractions containing patulin were collected and analysed by analytical HPLC and identified by congruent retention time and ultraviolet/visible (UV-VIS) spectrum of the standard. The structure of the purified patulin was confirmed by mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance. HSCCC produced 21.9 mg of patulin from 50 ml apple juice culture whereas the prep-HPLC yielded 18.1 mg. HSCCC also produced purer patulin than the prep-HPLC (98.6 versus 96.3%) and higher recovery (86.2 versus 71.3%). In addition, the HSCCC method is advantageous for its lower cost and a simpler procedure compared with the prep-HPLC. This one-step HSCCC method can potentially provide a simple, effective and environmentally friendly tool for obtaining gram-level pure patulin for toxicology, detoxification and many other patulin-related studies. PMID:19680877

  2. ParenTech: Parenting in a Digital Age. ParenTech Resource Kit.

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    Ameritech Foundation, Chicago, IL.

    ParenTech is a technology information initiative designed to educate families about the impact technology has on the ways children learn, work, and live. Designed for parents of middle school students (grades 6-8), the ParenTech Resource Kit contains the following materials: (1) a poster that outlines suggested activities for promoting the value…

  3. Competent Fathers: Their Personalities and Marriages

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    Heath, Douglas H.

    1976-01-01

    The adolescent personality, adult maturity, competence, and quality of marital relations associated with paternal competence were assessed by a longitudinal study of highly educated fathers. Paternal competence was rated by the fathers and their wives. (MS)

  4. Guide for the preparation of proposals for the Pre-Freshman Engineering Program: PREP - 1984 (for minorities and women)

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    None

    1983-08-01

    The Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (PREP) for minorities and women (formerly PREFACE) will provide funds to colleges and universities for projects aimed at seeking out minority group individuals and women during junior high school and high school years (7th grade through 12th grade) and providing them with enrichment experiences. These experiences shall consist of activities to identify, motivate and prepare students for engineering studies. Emphasis is on the individuals identified, regardless of where they may decide to matriculate for undergraduate studies. Work experience is believed to contribute to the success of these projects because it exposes students to the real world of work of the professional engineer. However, no DOE funds may be used directly to support such work experiences. Eligible organizations, limitations of funding, preparation and submission of proposals, evaluation and selection of proposals, and the final report are discussed.

  5. Competing on talent analytics.

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    Davenport, Thomas H; Harris, Jeanne; Shapiro, Jeremy

    2010-10-01

    Do investments in your employees actually affect workforce performance? Who are your top performers? How can you empower and motivate other employees to excel? Leading-edge companies such as Google, Best Buy, Procter & Gamble, and Sysco use sophisticated data-collection technology and analysis to answer these questions, leveraging a range of analytics to improve the way they attract and retain talent, connect their employee data to business performance, differentiate themselves from competitors, and more. The authors present the six key ways in which companies track, analyze, and use data about their people-ranging from a simple baseline of metrics to monitor the organization's overall health to custom modeling for predicting future head count depending on various "what if" scenarios. They go on to show that companies competing on talent analytics manage data and technology at an enterprise level, support what analytical leaders do, choose realistic targets for analysis, and hire analysts with strong interpersonal skills as well as broad expertise. PMID:20929194

  6. Genetic competence in Bacillus subtilis.

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    Dubnau, D

    1991-01-01

    Genetic competence may be defined as a physiological state enabling a bacterial culture to bind and take up high-molecular-weight exogenous DNA (transformation). In Bacillus subtilis, competence develops postexponentially and only in certain media. In addition, only a minority of the cells in a competent culture become competent, and these are physiologically distinct. Thus, competence is subject to three regulatory modalities: growth stage specific, nutritionally responsive, and cell type specific. This review summarizes the present state of knowledge concerning competence in B. subtilis. The study of genes required for transformability has permitted their classification into two broad categories. Late competence genes are expressed under competence control and specify products required for the binding, uptake, and processing of transforming DNA. Regulatory genes specify products that are needed for the expression of the late genes. Several of the late competence gene products have been shown to be membrane localized, and others are predicted to be membrane associated on the basis of amino acid sequence data. Several of these predicted protein sequences show a striking resemblance to gene products that are involved in the export and/or assembly of extracellular proteins and structures in gram-negative organisms. This observation is consistent with the idea that the late products are directly involved in transport of DNA and is equally consistent with the notion that they play a morphogenetic role in the assembly of a transport apparatus. The competence regulatory apparatus constitutes an elaborate signal transduction system that senses and interprets environmental information and passes this information to the competence-specific transcriptional machinery. Many of the regulatory gene products have been identified and partially characterized, and their interactions have been studied genetically and in some cases biochemically as well. These include several histidine kinase and response regulator members of the bacterial two-component signal transduction machinery, as well as a number of known transcriptionally active proteins. Results of genetic studies are consistent with the notion that the regulatory proteins interact in a hierarchical way to make up a regulatory pathway, and it is possible to propose a provisional scheme for the organization of this pathway. It is remarkable that almost all of the regulatory gene products appear to play roles in the control of various forms of postexponential expression in addition to competence, e.g., sporulation, degradative-enzyme production, motility, and antibiotic production. This has led to the notion of a signal transduction network which transduces environmental information to determine the levels and timing of expression of the ultimate products characteristic of each of these systems. PMID:1943994

  7. Core competencies in internal medicine.

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    Porcel, José Manuel; Casademont, Jordi; Conthe, Pedro; Pinilla, Blanca; Pujol, Ramón; García-Alegría, Javier

    2012-06-01

    The working group on Competencies of Internal Medicine from the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) proposes a series of core competencies that we consider should be common to all European internal medicine specialists. The competencies include aspects related to patient care, clinical knowledge, technical skills, communication skills, professionalism, cost-awareness in medical care and academic activities. The proposal could be used as a working document for the Internal Medicine core curriculum in the context of the educational framework of medical specialties in Europe. PMID:22560381

  8. 76 FR 68243 - Youth Leadership Program: TechGirls

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    2011-11-03

    ...Public Notice: 7671] Youth Leadership Program: TechGirls Overview...Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program: TechGirls. Announcement Type: New Cooperative Agreement...competition for the new Youth Leadership Program...

  9. NASA Tech Briefs, December 2000. Volume 24, No. 12

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Topics include: special coverage sections on Imaging/Video/Display Technology, and sections on electronic components and systems, test and measurement, software, information sciences, and special sections of Electronics Tech Briefs and Motion Control Tech Briefs.

  10. Tech-Specific Assistance Preliminary Screening for Project

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Tech-Specific Assistance Preliminary Screening for Project Feasibility and Applications.eere.energy.gov/femp 1 #12;DOE Federal Energy Management Program www.eere.energy.gov/femp 2 Tech-Specific Assistance

  11. NASA Tech Briefs, September 1998. Volume 22, No. 9

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1998-01-01

    Topics include: special coverage on data acquisition, also, electronic components and circuits, electronic systems, software, materials, mechanics, machinery/automation, physical sciences, information sciences, This issue contains a special sections of Electronics Tech Briefs and Motion Control Tech Briefs.

  12. Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rdgivende Tech-wise A/S ingenirfirma med hovedkompetence Kraftvrksvej 53

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    NOTAT Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rådgivende Tech-wise A/S ingeniørfirma med. Side i Dok. nr.: 173305 Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rådgivende Tech-wise A/S ingeniørfirma med #12;energy. environment. knowledge. Side 1 af 56 Dok. nr.: 173305 Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt

  13. Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rdgivende Tech-wise A/S ingenirfirma med hovedkompetence Kraftvrksvej 53

    E-print Network

    RAPPORT Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rådgivende Tech-wise A/S ingeniørfirma med af 99 Rapport nr. 02 - 161552 Tech-wise A/S er et internationalt, rådgivende Tech-wise A Nærværende rapport er resultatet af et PSO-99 projekt udført af Tech-Wise i perioden 2000-2002. PSO

  14. Cultural Competency Assessment

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    Bielefeldt, Angela

    Cultural competency is defined as the ability to effectively interact with people from diverse cultures and recognize the importance of cultural differences. These skills will be increasingly important for environmental engineers who work on teams with professionals from diverse backgrounds and design solutions to global problems. For example, these skills are particularly important when engaging in projects for Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and similar organizations. In order to evaluate if curriculum help develop these skills in students, an assessment instrument is needed. A wide variety of such surveys have been developed and validated, although generally for settings outside engineering academia. In this research, the Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale short form (MGUDS-S) was used. It is a written 15 question survey with responses on a 6-point Likert scale. It evaluates universal-diverse orientation (UDO) and has been most widely used in medical school settings. The overall UDO score is composed of three subscales: diversity of contact, relativistic appreciation, and discomfort with differences. The author also added four of the Pittsburgh Freshman Engineering Attitudes Survey (PFEAS) questions and eight self-created questions to the survey, in addition to five demographic questions. The self-created questions were specific to engineering. This survey was administered in three freshmen courses (environmental, civil, and undeclared engineering) and two senior design courses (environmental and civil engineering) in fall 2006. Four of the eight self-created questions were modified and two additional demographic questions were added prior to administering the survey in two freshmen courses (environmental and civil engineering) and an Engineering for the Developing World course for seniors and graduate students in fall 2007. The results from the survey and evaluation of its usefulness are presented.

  15. NASA Tech Briefs, February 2009

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2009-01-01

    Tech Briefs are short announcements of innovations originating from research and development activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. They emphasize information considered likely to be transferable across industrial, regional, or disciplinary lines and are issued to encourage commercial application. Topics covered include: Measuring Low Concentrations of Liquid Water in Soil; The Mars Science Laboratory Touchdown Test Facility; Non-Contact Measurement of Density and Thickness Variation in Dielectric Materials; Compact Microwave Fourier Spectrum Analyzer; InP Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Amplifiers to 255 GHz; Combinatorial Generation of Test Suites; In-Phase Power-Combined Frequency Tripler at 300 GHz; Electronic System for Preventing Airport Runway Incursions; Smaller but Fully Functional Backshell for Cable Connector; Glove-Box or Desktop Virtual-Reality System; Composite Layer Manufacturing with Fewer Interruptions; Improved Photoresist Coating for Making CNT Field Emitters; A Simplified Diagnostic Method for Elastomer Bond Durability; Complex Multifunctional Polymer/Carbon-Nanotube Composites; Very High Output Thermoelectric Devices Based on ITO Nanocomposites; Reducing Unsteady Loads on a Piggyback Miniature Submarine; Ultrasonic/Sonic Anchor; Grooved Fuel Rings for Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engines; Pulsed Operation of an Ion Accelerator; Autonomous Instrument Placement for Mars Exploration Rovers; Mission and Assets Database; TCP/IP Interface for the Satellite Orbit Analysis Program (SOAP); Trajectory Calculator for Finite-Radius Cutter on a Lathe; Integrated System Health Management Development Toolkit.

  16. Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Initiative

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Initiativeâ??s mission is "to actively engage in and facilitate energy technology development, assessments, demonstration projects, and policy guidance based on scientific facts, engineering principles and economic realities." They analyze the national impact of implementing new energy system technology options in relation to the current status of world oil and gas production, which is characterized by higher and higher prices. They study new and innovative energy technologies in the transportation, building, manufacturing, and electric power sectors and work with Georgia Techâ??s researchers, as well as industry and government partners, to carry out research, development, and demonstration projects. Presentations from their formal kickoff dinner and workshop provide an overview of the Initiative, while more discussion of ongoing projects are described in the Current Projects section of the website. The Energy Facts section provides information on Clean Coal, Ethanol, Fossil Fuel Resources, and Nuclear energy. They also make two Energy Briefs available to download, one on World Oil Production: Future Implications and another on Hybrid Vehicles.

  17. I I T Madras M.Tech. 2013

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    Das, Bijoy Krishna

    and Materials Engineering 23 Department of Ocean Engineering 23 Department of Physics 24 M.Tech ProgrammesA d m i s s i o n B r o c h u r e I I T Madras M.Tech. 2013 #12; VISION & MISSION. The Institute 1 2. M.Tech. Admissions 1 2.1 About M.Tech. Programmes 1 2.2 Financial Assistance 2 2.3 Fellowship

  18. Health Tip: Diabetics Who Compete

    MedlinePLUS

    ... gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_151875.html Health Tip: Diabetics Who Compete Follow these safety suggestions To use ... a medical alert bracelet that identifies you as diabetic. Snack and drink before, during and after your ...

  19. Competencies for Electronic Information Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Corbin, John

    1993-01-01

    Defines electronic information services and the competencies required for librarians providing them. Highlights include personal characteristics; basic skills, including computer use, navigation, and word processing; general knowledge, including information storage and retrieval, copyright, and ethics; and education, including formal education,…

  20. Competencies for Information Systems Workers.

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    Everett, Donna R.; O'Neil, Sharon Lund

    1990-01-01

    Through survey research using the DACUM approach and the Delphi technique, 8 broad skill categories and 278 competencies were determined to have some degree of importance for information systems workers. (Author)

  1. Rory O. Maguire, Extension Nutrient Management Specialist, Virginia Tech Steven E. Heckendorn, Manager, Soil Testing Laboratory, Virginia Tech

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    and special tests consist of the following: Routine Test soil/water pH (WpH) buff, Manager, Soil Testing Laboratory, Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Soil Testing Laboratory Publication 452..............................................................................................................................4 Water pH Determination

  2. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GENERAL BUSINESS MAJOR must be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify for graduation with honors. UPPER DIVISION CORE 18 in ENGL 1301 and 1302 and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA FIN 3320 Financial Management. Prerequisite: ACCT 2300

  3. Virginia Tech Police A NATIONALLY ACCREDITED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

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    Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech Police A NATIONALLY ACCREDITED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY Annual Report of 2007 Introduction 1 Virginia Tech Police Department 2 Patrol Division 3 Administrative Division 4 Alcohol and DrugsRidgeMountains,theAppalachianTrail,andtheNewRiveritself,therearenumerousactivities for the outdoor enthusiast to enjoy. VirginiaTech is convenient to reach from interstate I-81 and only 4 to 5

  4. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MARKETING MAJOR Upper is required for this major. A minimum of 60 hours must be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify Law I. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 1301 and 1302 and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA FIN 3320

  5. College of Science Annual Report 20092010 VIRGINIA TECH

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    Berkson, Jim

    College of Science Annual Report 20092010 1 VIRGINIA TECH 20092010 College of Science of Science Annual Report 20092010 3 VIRGINIA TECH CARILION SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE The College of Science, along with several other colleges at Virginia Tech, is a collaborating

  6. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MARKETING MAJOR GLOBAL 2013-2014 A 3.2 Texas Tech GPA is required to take MKT 4370 & MKT 4371 A minimum of 60 hours must be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify for graduation with honors. UPPER DIVISION CORE 18 HOURS

  7. The High-Tech Industry and Its Workers

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    Kirk, James; Belovics, Robert

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide counselors, academic advisers, and career coaches with a basic understanding of the current state of the high-technology (high-tech) industry in the United States and the people who work in it. A profile of a high-tech worker is presented, several high-tech career developments are described, and selected…

  8. THE ALUMNI CENTER Campaign georgia TeCh

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    Li, Mo

    THE ALUMNI CENTER #12;#12;Campaign georgia TeCh A Message from the Alumni Association President For nearly a century, Georgia Tech's alumni and their Associa tion have supported this great university and generously given their time, resources, and heart to make Georgia Tech what it is today. As we look ahead

  9. The Texas Tech Banking School SWGSB Scholar Program

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    The Texas Tech Banking School SWGSB Scholar Program The SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation is pleased to offer bankers who are graduates of the Texas Tech Banking School a $1,000.00 scholarship for the scholarship should submit their scholarship application to the Texas Tech Banking School, which will make

  10. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GENERAL BUSINESS MAJOR PRE. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 1301 and 1302 and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA FIN 3320 Financial Management. Prerequisite: ACCT 2300, 2301, ECO 2301, 2302, and MATH 2345, and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA ISQS 3344 Introduction

  11. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FINANCE MAJOR REAL ESTATE is required for this major. A minimum of 60 hours must be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify for graduation with honors. While all Real Estate courses and most other business courses offered at Texas Tech

  12. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ENERGY COMMERCE MAJOR Upper of the Laboratory Science requirements. A minimum of 60 hours must be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify Law I. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA FIN 3320

  13. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING MAJOR Upper for this major. A minimum of 60 hours must be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify for graduation: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 1301 and 1302 and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA FIN 3320 Financial Management

  14. Tech Writing Quick Review BME/CMPE/EE 123A

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    Karplus, Kevin

    Tech Writing Quick Review BME/CMPE/EE 123A Kevin Karplus karplus@soe.ucsc.edu 20 Nov 2009 Biomolecular Engineering Department Graduate Director, Bioinformatics University of California, Santa Cruz Tech of document Name of project (and class) Names of authors Date Tech Writing ­ p.2/16 #12;Write as you go Don

  15. Welcome to Graduate School at Texas Tech University

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    Rock, Chris

    2011-2012 Welcome to Graduate School at Texas Tech University Graduate Student Association #12;2 Tech Traditions RaiderGate RaiderGate is the official student tailgating party on campus. RaiderGate features live bands and entertainment and is held four hours prior to each home football game. The Tech

  16. Georgia Tech Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment and Appropriate Attire Policy

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    Sherrill, David

    Georgia Tech Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment and Appropriate Attire Policy August 2011 #12 ............................................................................................10 #12;3 1. Introduction: Policy Summary: It is the policy of Georgia Tech that all individuals Georgia Tech to ensure that its policies and practices for laboratory safety: Establish a culture

  17. Texas Tech University Independent School District Viewbook Education Solutions for

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    Rock, Chris

    Texas Tech University Independent School District Viewbook Education Solutions for Kindergarten through 12th Grade #12;Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) was created in 1993 Superintendent Who is TTUISD? #12;Academic Camps TTUISD is proud to be an extension of Texas Tech University

  18. [Initial posting 9/28/05] Texas Tech University

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    Rock, Chris

    [Initial posting 9/28/05] Texas Tech University Operating Policy and Procedure OP 01.02: Land private and future development of Texas Tech University System (TTUS) lands. REVIEW: This OP development, are consistent with Texas Tech academic goals and policies, and that cannot be accommodated

  19. [Revised and posted 9/14/06] Texas Tech University

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    Rock, Chris

    [Revised and posted 9/14/06] Texas Tech University Operating Policy and Procedure OP 32 for the proposed employment. The following policy is provided to ensure that Texas Tech University is in compliance with regulations concerning outside employment. No faculty member or professional employee of Texas Tech University

  20. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Rev. 03/27/2013 MANAGEMENT Degree 120 Hours Catalog Year 2012-2013; 2013-2014 A minimum 2.75 Tech GPA is required for this major. A minimum of 60 hours must be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify for graduation with honors. UPPER

  1. NERI Report Commissioned by Tech-wise A/S

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    NERI Report Commissioned by Tech-wise A/S Base-line investigations of birds in relation Institute Ministry of Environment and Energy NERI Report 2001 Commissioned by Tech-wise A/S Base Proofreading: Peter Wind Layout: Helle Klareskov Tech-Wise A/S 2 #12;3 Contents Summary 5 1 Introduction 7 2

  2. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT MAJOR of 60 hours must be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify for graduation with honors. UPPER grade of C in ENGL 1301 and 1302 and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA FIN 3320 Financial Management. Prerequisite

  3. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MARKETING MAJOR SALES 2.75 GPA is required for this major. A minimum of 60 hours must be earned at Texas Tech University 3391 Business Law I. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 1301 and 1302 and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA

  4. forDiscovery Virginia Tech Research CenterArlington

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    NucleusA forDiscovery Virginia Tech Research Center­Arlington #12;With its advanced network connectivity to worldwide research nodes, the Virginia Tech Research Center­Arlington serves as a nucleus for discovery. Regionally, nationally, and internationally, Virginia Tech has always extended its reach in ways

  5. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Rev. 03/27/2013 MANAGEMENT 120 Hours Catalog Year 2009-2010; 2010-2011; 2011-2012; 2012-2013; 2013-2014 A minimum 2.75 Tech GPA is required for this major. A minimum of 60 hours must be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify

  6. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT MAJOR Upper be earned at Texas Tech University to qualify for graduation with honors. UPPER DIVISION CORE 18 HOURS and 1302 and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA FIN 3320 Financial Management. Prerequisite: ACCT 2300, 2301, ECO 2301

  7. Georgia Tech Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Petitions SubCommittee

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    Li, Mo

    Georgia Tech Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Petitions Sub­Committee Guidelines. March 31, 2009 The Georgia Tech Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (IUCC), Petitions Sub Tech rules and regulations. The sub­committee meets frequently during the year and acts upon a number

  8. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY JERRY S. RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GENERAL BUSINESS MAJOR. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 1301 and 1302 and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA FIN 3320 Financial Management. Prerequisite: ACCT 2300, 2301, ECO 2301, 2302, and MATH 2345, and minimum 2.75 Tech GPA ISQS 3344 Introduction

  9. Tips on Studying Abroad at Tokyo Tech in Japan

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    Li, Mo

    Tips on Studying Abroad at Tokyo Tech in Japan Want to know what it's like to study abroad? Want to know what your peers think? Your fellow Georgia Tech students who have previously gone on this exchange to twenty hours studying at Tokyo Tech. Some classes especially the language classes require more time

  10. TELECOM ParisTech Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TELECOM ParisTech Universidade Federal de Campina Grande Thesis Présentée pour Obtenir le Grande de Docteur de TELECOM ParisTech et de l'Universidade Federal de Campina Grande Spécialité: Informatique et-Pierre Tillich, INRIA (Roquencourt, France) Examinateurs Hugues Randriambololona, TELECOM ParisTech (Paris

  11. Cumulative index to NASA Tech Briefs, 1970-1975. [bibliographies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1979-01-01

    Tech briefs of technology derived from the research and development activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are presented. Abstracts and indexes of subject, personal author, originating center, and tech brief number for the 1970-1975 tech briefs are presented.

  12. VIRGINIA TECH / Financial Report / 1 Financial Report 2011-12

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    VIRGINIA TECH / Financial Report / 1 Financial Report 2011-12 #12;VIRGINIA TECH / Financial Report Financial Officer M. Dwight Shelton Jr. In fiscal year 2012, Vir- ginia Tech started to recover from. A strong operating and financial foundation, supported by our hard working employees, has enabled

  13. Competency-Based Achievement System

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    Ross, Shelley; Poth, Cheryl N.; Donoff, Michel; Humphries, Paul; Steiner, Ivan; Schipper, Shirley; Janke, Fred; Nichols, Darren

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Problem addressed Family medicine residency programs require innovative means to assess residents’ competence in “soft” skills (eg, patient-centred care, communication, and professionalism) and to identify residents who are having difficulty early enough in their residency to provide remedial training. Objective of program To develop a method to assess residents’ competence in various skills and to identify residents who are having difficulty. Program description The Competency-Based Achievement System (CBAS) was designed to measure competence using 3 main principles: formative feedback, guided self-assessment, and regular face-to-face meetings. The CBAS is resident driven and provides a framework for meaningful interactions between residents and advisors. Residents use the CBAS to organize and review their feedback, to guide their own assessment of their progress, and to discern their future learning needs. Advisors use the CBAS to monitor, guide, and verify residents’ knowledge of and competence in important skills. Conclusion By focusing on specific skills and behaviour, the CBAS enables residents and advisors to make formative assessments and to communicate their findings. Feedback indicates that the CBAS is a user-friendly and helpful system to assess competence. PMID:21918129

  14. NASA Tech House: An early evaluation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    An architect-engineering firm, as well as university participants, performed system studies, evaluated construction methods, performed cost effectiveness studies, and prepared construction drawings which incorporated the selected technology features into a final design. A Technology Utilization House (Tech House) based on this design was constructed at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The Tech House is instrumented so that the performance of the design features and energy systems can be evaluated during a planned family live-in period. As such, the house is both a demonstration unit and a research laboratory. The Tech House is to demonstrate the kind of single-family residence that will probably be available within the next five years.

  15. Georgia Tech Language Institute Student Handbook All you need to know about the Language Institute and Georgia Tech

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    Li, Mo

    1 Georgia Tech Language Institute Student Handbook ­ All you need to know about the Language Institute and Georgia Tech Intensive English Program Learn - Experience - Grow Student Handbook #12;2 HOW explanation. #12;3 GEORGIA TECH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE MISSION, VISION, AND CORE VALUES Mission Statement

  16. Virginia Tech Principles of Community Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Virginia Tech Principles of Community Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. Learning from the experiences that shape Virginia Tech as an institution, we acknowledge those

  17. Dairy Producer. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for dairy producers. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

  18. Swine Producer. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a comprehensive and verified employer competency list for a swine producer program. It contains units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability skills…

  19. Secondary and Postsecondary Agricultural Competency Articulation.

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    Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.

    This articulation project includes competencies for secondary and postsecondary vocational agriculture in the cluster areas of animal science, plant science, and agricultural management. Each cluster includes three types of competencies: secondary competencies; postsecondary competencies; and a combination of secondary and postsecondary…

  20. Poultry Producer. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a comprehensive and verified employer competency list for a poultry producer program. It contains units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

  1. Management Competencies in Action: a practical framework

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    Dilum Jirasinghe; Geoffrey Lyons

    1995-01-01

    The paper is concerned with the development, validation and use of management competencies; the focus is upon the position of heads within the maintained?schools sector. Issues germane to competencies and their usage are discussed, as are the criteria to be met for competencies to have applicability to the education sector. The generation of management competencies for heads through a national

  2. Domain Definition: The Foundation of Competency Assessment

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    Zane, Thomas W.

    2008-01-01

    Western Governors University (WGU) is a competency-based institution that uses an integrated and holistic approach to competence definition, teaching, and assessment. Building a competency-based degree program begins with competence definition activities that focus on what successful graduates need to be able to "do" and the related skills and…

  3. Machine Trades. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for machine trades. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

  4. Competency Based Education Curriculum for Data Processing.

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    West Virginia State Vocational Curriculum Lab., Cedar Lakes.

    This curriculum for data processing is organized into four learning modules. Each module is comprised of four to seven competencies. A student competency sheet provided for each competency is organized into this format: module and competency number and name, performance guide, learning activities, and an evaluation. Where appropriate, student…

  5. Animal Management Technician. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) for animal management technician (AMT) is a competency list verified by expert workers that evolved from a job analysis. It identifies occupational, academic, and employability competencies needed to enter the occupation; lists and clusters them into broader units; and details the competency

  6. Establishing Competence: Qualification of Power Plant Personnel.

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    Chapman, Colin R.

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the International Atomic Energy Agency's definition of competence for nuclear power plant operations personnel, how competence can be identified with intellectual, physical, and psychological attributes, how levels of competence are determined, how education, training, and experience establish competence, objectives and costs of training…

  7. Law Enforcement. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for law enforcement. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

  8. NASA Tech Briefs, January 2009

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2009-01-01

    Tech Briefs are short announcements of innovations originating from research and development activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. They emphasize information considered likely to be transferable across industrial, regional, or disciplinary lines and are issued to encourage commercial application. Topics covered include: The Radio Frequency Health Node Wireless Sensor System; Effects of Temperature on Polymer/Carbon Chemical Sensors; Small CO2 Sensors Operate at Lower Temperature; Tele-Supervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet; Synthesis of Submillimeter Radiation for Spectroscopy; 100-GHz Phase Switch/Mixer Containing a Slot-Line Transition; Generating Ka-Band Signals Using an X-Band Vector Modulator; SiC Optically Modulated Field-Effect Transistor; Submillimeter-Wave Amplifier Module with Integrated Waveguide Transitions; Metrology System for a Large, Somewhat Flexible Telescope; Economical Implementation of a Filter Engine in an FPGA; Improved Joining of Metal Components to Composite Structures; Machined Titanium Heat-Pipe Wick Structure; Gadolinia-Doped Ceria Cathodes for Electrolysis of CO2; Utilizing Ocean Thermal Energy in a Submarine Robot; Fuel-Cell Power Systems Incorporating Mg-Based H2 Generators; Alternative OTEC Scheme for a Submarine Robot; Sensitive, Rapid Detection of Bacterial Spores; Adenosine Monophosphate-Based Detection of Bacterial Spores; Silicon Microleaks for Inlets of Mass Spectrometers; CGH Figure Testing of Aspherical Mirrors in Cold Vacuums; Series-Coupled Pairs of Silica Microresonators; Precise Stabilization of the Optical Frequency of WGMRs; Formation Flying of Components of a Large Space Telescope; Laser Metrology Heterodyne Phase-Locked Loop; Spatial Modulation Improves Performance in CTIS; High-Performance Algorithm for Solving the Diagnosis Problem; Truncation Depth Rule-of-Thumb for Convolutional Codes; Efficient Method for Optimizing Placement of Sensors.

  9. The Tech Museum of Innovation: The Revolutionaries

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    Gemperlein, Joyce.

    1997-01-01

    The Tech Museum of Innovation and The San Jose Mercury News is making multimedia interviews with "Silicon Valley's top technology and science pioneers" available at each web site. Interviewees include Nolan Bushnell (Atari), Bill Hewlett (HP), Steve Wozniak (Apple), Bob Metcalf (networking), John Warnock (Adobe), Carl Djerassi (inventor), and Paul Saffo (futurist), among others. A new interview will be available every week until April, and is conducted by a SJMN reporter and a local student. Interviews are available as text, and the frames-based Tech site is spiced up with RealAudio versions and Java based puzzles.

  10. SutraPrep, a pre-processor for SUTRA, a model for ground-water flow with solute or energy transport

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Provost, Alden M.

    2002-01-01

    SutraPrep facilitates the creation of three-dimensional (3D) input datasets for the USGS ground-water flow and transport model SUTRA Version 2D3D.1. It is most useful for applications in which the geometry of the 3D model domain and the spatial distribution of physical properties and boundary conditions is relatively simple. SutraPrep can be used to create a SUTRA main input (?.inp?) file, an initial conditions (?.ics?) file, and a 3D plot of the finite-element mesh in Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) format. Input and output are text-based. The code can be run on any platform that has a standard FORTRAN-90 compiler. Executable code is available for Microsoft Windows.

  11. Tech-wise A/S is an international, consulting Tech-wise A/S Engineering company specialised Kraftvrksvej 53

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    REPORT Tech-wise A/S is an international, consulting Tech-wise A/S Engineering company specialised for the Measuring Towers at Horns Rev and Læsø South.doc Tech-wise A/S is an international, consulting Tech-wise A for the Measuring Towers at Horns Rev and Læsø South.doc Tech-wise A/S is an international, consulting Tech-wise A

  12. Assessing Core Competencies

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Narayanan, M.

    2004-12-01

    Catherine Palomba and Trudy Banta offer the following definition of assessment, adapted from one provided by Marches in 1987. Assessment in the systematic collection, review, and use of information about educational programs undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and development. (Palomba and Banta 1999). It is widely recognized that sophisticated computing technologies are becoming a key element in today's classroom instructional techniques. Regardless, the Professor must be held responsible for creating an instructional environment in which the technology actually supplements learning outcomes of the students. Almost all academic disciplines have found a niche for computer-based instruction in their respective professional domain. In many cases, it is viewed as an essential and integral part of the educational process. Educational institutions are committing substantial resources to the establishment of dedicated technology-based laboratories, so that they will be able to accommodate and fulfill students' desire to master certain of these specific skills. This type of technology-based instruction may raise some fundamental questions about the core competencies of the student learner. Some of the most important questions are : 1. Is the utilization of these fast high-powered computers and user-friendly software programs creating a totally non-challenging instructional environment for the student learner ? 2. Can technology itself all too easily overshadow the learning outcomes intended ? 3. Are the educational institutions simply training students how to use technology rather than educating them in the appropriate field ? 4. Are we still teaching content-driven courses and analysis oriented subject matter ? 5. Are these sophisticated modern era technologies contributing to a decline in the Critical Thinking Capabilities of the 21st century technology-savvy students ? The author tries to focus on technology as a tool and not on the technology itself. He further argues that students must demonstrate that they have the have the ability to think critically before they make an attempt to use technology in a chosen application-specific environment. The author further argues that training-based instruction has a very narrow focus that puts modern technology at the forefront of the learning enterprise system. The author promotes education-oriented strategies to provide the students with a broader perspective of the subject matter. The author is also of the opinion that students entering the workplace should clearly understand the context in which modern technologies are influencing the productive outcomes of the industrialized world. References : Marchese, T. J. (1987). Third Down, Ten Years to go. AAHE Bulletin, Vol. 40, pages 3-8. Marchese, T. J. (1994). Assessment, Quality and Undergraduate Improvement. Assessment Update, Vol. 6, No. 3. pages 1-14. Montagu, A. S. (2001). High-technology instruction: A framework for teaching computer-based technologies. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 12 (1), 109-128. Palomba, Catherine A. and Banta, Trudy W.(1999). Assessment Essentials :Planning, Implementing and Improving Assessment in Higher Education. San Francisco : Jossey Bass Publishers.

  13. A Comparative Photoelastic Stress Analysis of Internal Root Stresses between RC Prep and Saline When Applied to the Profile\\/GT Rotary Instrumentation System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Darin N. Anderson; Anthony P. Joyce; Steven Roberts; Royce Runner

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to measure and compare the amount of stress produced by GT ProFile (GT) and ProFile (PF) rotary files lubricated with either RC Prep (RCP) or saline (S) on the walls of prepared simulated canals. Twenty-four 10-mm long canals with a 10 mm radius of curvature were prepared in PL-2 photoelastic acrylic blocks which were

  14. The HOXC13-controlled expression of early hair keratin genes in the human hair follicle does not involve TALE proteins MEIS and PREP as cofactors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luis Felipe Jave-Suárez; Jürgen Schweizer

    2006-01-01

    We previously showed that the homeodomain protein HOXC13 is involved in the expression control of the early human hair keratin genes hHa5 and hHa2, which contain specific HOXC13 binding sites in their proximal promoters. Hox specificity is generally thought to be enhanced by the interaction with members of the TALE superclass of homeodomain proteins Pbx, Meis, and Prep. Using reverse

  15. 2013-2014 Parent & Family Guide Texas Tech universiTy 1 especialmente para padres y familiares ........................................................................................ 2

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    Gelfond, Michael

    2013-2014 Parent & Family Guide Texas Tech universiTy 1 Contenido especialmente para padres y ........................................................ 8 recursos académicos en Texas Tech ..................................................................................................................... 22 Tradiciones de Texas Tech

  16. Cultured anaplastic cell lines as immunocytochemistry controls: a comparison of ThinPrep-processed smears and conventional air-dried cytospins.

    PubMed

    Wiatrowska, B A; Berner, A; Torlakovic, G; Emilsen, E; Mykelbost, G L; Torlakovic, E

    2001-11-01

    Cultured anaplastic cell lines with previously characterized phenotypes are considered to be the best positive controls for immunocytochemistry. We assessed the validity of using anaplastic cell line cytospins as positive controls for immunocytochemistry performed on ThinPrep-processed clinical samples. We compared ThinPrep-processed slides and air-dried cytospins from cultured anaplastic cell lines for intensity and pattern of staining. Also, antigen preservation was assessed over a 3-mo period, using a panel of 16 primary antibodies and 12 anaplastic cell lines. A three-step alkaline phosphatase procedure was used except when in a single instance the EnVision method was employed. If appropriately stored, both preparations showed excellent correlation with no decrease in antigenicity during the 3-mo testing period. ThinPrep-processed slides from clinical samples are ideal for immunocytochemistry, because internal negative controls can be performed for each test. We recommend the use of cytospins for positive controls because of the lower cost. PMID:11747220

  17. Cultural competence in afterschool programs.

    PubMed

    Simpkins, Sandra D; Riggs, Nathaniel R

    2014-12-01

    Increasing ethnic diversity among American youth, in combination with funding priorities often targeting underserved populations, has increased the number of diverse youth attending afterschool programs (ASPs). At present, there is little guidance on how to best design ASPs and prepare staff to support the development of these diverse youth. The fields of medicine and education have begun to explore the impact of cultural competence at the organizational, structural, and professional levels to help bridge potential cultural divides. This chapter will briefly review the literature on cultural competence and emerging evidence within ASPs. It will then provide concrete examples of how afterschool programs have infused culturally tailored content and/or staff trainings to build cultural competence. Finally, specific recommendations will be made to serve as a springboard for future research and practice. PMID:25537353

  18. Airport Noise Tech Challenge Overview

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    Bridges, James

    2011-01-01

    The Supersonics Project, operating under NASA Aeronautics Mission Directorate#s Fundamental Aero Program, has been organized around the Technical Challenges that have historically precluded commercial supersonic flight. One of these Challenges is making aircraft that are capable of such high aerodynamic performance quiet enough around airports that they will not be objectionable. It is recognized that a successful civilian supersonic aircraft will be a system where many new technologies will come together, and for this to happen not only will new low noise propulsion concepts be required, but new engineering tools that predict the noise of the aircraft as these technologies are combined and compromised with the rest of the aircraft design. These are the two main objectives of the Airport Noise Tech Challenge. " ! As a Project in the Fundamental Aero Program, we work at a relatively low level of technology readiness. However, we have high level milestones which force us to integrate our efforts to impact systems-level activities. To keep the low-level work tied to delivering engineering tools and low-noise concepts, we have structured our milestones around development of the concepts and organized our activities around developing and applying our engineering tools to these concepts. The final deliverables in these milestones are noise prediction modules validated against the best embodiment of each concept. These will then be used in cross-disciplinary exercises to demonstrate the viability of aircraft designs to meet all the Technical Challenges. Some of the concepts being developed are shown: Fan Flow Diverters, Multi-jet Shielding, High-Aspect Ratio Embedded Nozzles, Plasma Actuated Instability Manipulation, Highly Variable Cycle Mixer- Ejectors, and Inverted Velocity Profiles. These concepts are being developed for reduced jet noise along with the design tools which describe how they perform when used in various aircraft configurations. Several key upcoming events are highlighted, including tests of the Highly Variable Cycle Mixer-Ejectors, and Inverted Velocity Profiles. Other key events are milestones to be delivered within the next calendar year.

  19. Development of High-Tech Skills.

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    Theuerkauf, Walter E.

    High tech systems not only generate new structures in the production process, but also involve profound changes in job organization, which in turn imply that job qualifications must be modified. In view of the changes within engineering systems and the relevant technologies, it seems expedient to choose a curricular approach based on the concepts…

  20. CONTRACT ROUTING FORM LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Selmic, Sandra

    CONTRACT ROUTING FORM LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY This form is designed for use in routing contracts Services Contracts or contracts administered through the Office of University Research. Name of Person initiating the Routing Process Name of Department Other Party (on contract) Purpose of contract or work

  1. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    ______ ______ MGT 5371 Managing Org. Behavior & Org. Design 3 ______ ______ TOOL COURSE (3 Hours) CR SEM GRADE ISQS II: Managed Care Organizations 3 ______ ______ * HOM 5308 HOM III: Consumer-Driven Healthcare DesignTEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MASTER OF SCIENCE MS/BA Health Care Administration

  2. Top 13 Tech Resources for 2013

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    Gonzales, Lisa; Vodicka, Devin

    2013-01-01

    If one asks educators about online resources that make their lives easier or make a difference with instruction, they will likely all respond passionately with some site, tool or app and a story about how it works. This year, the authors set out to include 13 tech resources they find valuable in their work or in work with others. They feel these…

  3. The Road to Lasting Tech Leadership

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    Luthra, Shabbi; Fochtman, Paul

    2011-01-01

    As with many schools, tech integration at the American School of Bombay (ASB) was varied and scattered. ASB had enthusiastic teachers who used technology in class, but they were the exception. As a result, just a small percentage of students experienced new ways of learning. The authors wanted to turn the occasional use of technology into a…

  4. 5 Smart Investments for Your Tech Dollars

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    Demski, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    A downturn in the economic climate and an upturn in the technological climate might be higher education IT's "perfect storm." The confluence of budget cuts with the increased reliance on technology in almost all disciplines and administrative areas has put enormous pressure on campus IT leaders to pinpoint and fund tech services that achieve…

  5. Department of Mobile Communications Campus Sophia Tech

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    Gesbert, David

    interest or providing access to resources or services between peers can enhance a mobile node . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4 Case Study: Mobile Data Offloading 15 4.1 Case 1: no QoS constraintsEURECOM Department of Mobile Communications Campus Sophia Tech Les Templiers 450 route des Chappes

  6. Texas Tech University Office of Planning and

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    ? Assessment tells us what our students are learning and how well they are learning that material. AssessmentTexas Tech University Office of Planning and Assessment Administration Building Room 171 (806)742-1505 Assessing Student Learning in Degree Programs #12;#12;1 WWRRIITTIINNGG AANNDD AASSSSEESSSSIINNGG

  7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

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    Virginia Tech

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech Position: Nine-month tenure teams, and serve as the curator of the Department of Entomology's Insect Collection. It is expected an undergraduate course in Insect Biology, and provide his/her expertise and advice to the Entomology Department

  8. Safety Training Policy Virginia Tech Chemistry Department

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    Safety Training Policy Virginia Tech Chemistry Department Approved by the Executive Committee on 06 those working in laboratories of prudent and legally required laboratory safety practices, attendance research are exempt, as their safety training is incorporated into their laboratory courses. The first step

  9. Safety Statement Virginia Tech Chemistry Department

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    Safety Statement Virginia Tech Chemistry Department This safety statement was prepared by the Chemistry Department Safety Committee and approved by the Department Chairperson on October 24, 2006. 1. Laboratory safety, chemical hygiene, and environmental responsibility are central objectives of the Chemistry

  10. Texas Tech University Report on Laboratory Safety

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    Rock, Chris

    Based on an engagement risk assessment, the objectives of this audit were to report on the status and Dr. Schovanec: We have completed our audit of laboratory safety at Texas Tech University (University). This engagement is included in our annual audit plan for the year ending August 31, 2014. The audit was conducted

  11. Board of Regents Texas Tech University System

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    Gelfond, Michael

    and external audit functions; · Risk management processes; · Achievement of program objectives; · Control is responsible for providing the Committee with educational resources related to auditing, risk managementBoard of Regents Texas Tech University System Audit Committee Charter PREAMBLE The Audit Committee

  12. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY FY 2003-2004

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    Westfall, Peter H.

    additional tuition charged by each college for all graduate students Institutional Tuition Fee $46.00 perTEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY FY 2003-2004 TUITION Undergraduate Graduate* Law School (Per SCH) (30 SCH) (Per SCH) (24 SCH) (Per SCH) (30 SCH) RESIDENT Tuition Fees $92.00 $2,760.00 $138.00 $3,312.00 $286

  13. VIRGINIA TECH 965 Prices Fork Road

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    VIRGINIA TECH 965 Prices Fork Road Office of the Undergraduate Admissions Mail Code 0202 Phone: 540-231-6267 Fax: 540-231-3242 Blacksburg, VA 24061 11/11 ELIGIBILITY FOR VIRGINIA IN-STATE TUITION PRIVILEGES by §23 -7.4 of the Code of Virginia. The provisions of §23 -7.4 of the Code of Virginia are set forth

  14. VIRGINIA TECH 250 Student Services Building

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    VIRGINIA TECH 250 Student Services Building Office of the University Registrar Mail Code 0134 Phone: (540) 231-6252 Blacksburg, VA 24061 2/11/2003 ELIGIBILITY FOR VIRGINIA IN-STATE TUITION PRIVILEGES by §23-7.4 of the Code of Virginia. The provisions of §23-7.4 of the Code of Virginia are set forth

  15. Low Tech Solutions: A Place To Begin.

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    Ensign, Arselia S., Ed.

    1992-01-01

    This guide presents low tech solutions that have worked for some people with disabilities or their parents. Twenty-one ideas are offered to give children with physical disabilities more opportunities for play and art. Examples include recycling stuffed animals into puppets, punching a hole in top of playing cards to accommodate a mouth stick, and…

  16. NUIT Tech Talk: Multi-factor Authentication

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    and app 1. Download the free DUO Mobile app 2. Enter and confirm your phone number 3. Receive a oneNUIT Tech Talk: Multi-factor Authentication November 20, 2014 Roger Safian Data Security Analyst is Multi-factor Authentication? · Multi-factor at Northwestern · Benefits of Using Multi-factor · How Do

  17. PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Gelfond, Michael

    Consortia QUALIFICATIONS Earned doctorate or other terminal degree in Personal Financial Planning, Finance Planning are provided. #12; An on-line minor in Personal Finance and courses to meet the financial literacyPERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LUBBOCK, TEXAS POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION

  18. PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Gelfond, Michael

    Planning are provided. An on-line minor in Personal Finance and courses to meet the financial literacyPERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LUBBOCK, TEXAS POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION Assistant Professor in Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Tenure Track; Nine-month academic appointment

  19. Tech United Eindhoven Team Description 2009

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. H. T. M. Aangenent; B. H. M. Bukkems; F. M. W. Kanters; K. J. Meessen; J. J. P. A Willems; R. J. E. Merry

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes the research improvements in the mechanical, electrical and software design of the robots of team Tech United Eindhoven. The main improvements are the world model, the new strategy framework, the front camera, the improved active ball handling mechanism and the new kicker design.

  20. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

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    Gelfond, Michael

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM INTERNSHIP SURVEY You have been sent this form because you supervised who is graduating from the PhD Program in Counseling Psychology at TTU. It is vital. Evaluating the efficacy of programs/interventions 4. Ability to implement a variety of counseling strategies

  1. Texas Tech University's New Petroleum Engineering Building

    E-print Network

    Gelfond, Michael

    Texas Tech University's New Petroleum Engineering Building: A New Era in Petroleum Engineering of Regents has approved the construction of a new petroleum engineering building on the Engineering Key for the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering (page 6). The new petroleum engineering building

  2. Energy Initiatives at Virginia Tech presented to

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    Energy Initiatives at Virginia Tech ­ A Snapshot presented to COE Administrative Committee Satish V and new initiatives · What are the missing pieces? · Benchmarking #12;US energy flow in 2009 #12;Important findings of the DOE Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR) #12;The 3Ms of energy technologies #12;The QTR has

  3. Texas Tech University Fire Ecology Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site features the Fire Ecology Center at Texas Tech University. The Fire Ecology Center focuses on the role of fire in grassland ecosystems and their website contains information on current research, publications, managing pastures, managing problem plants, and more. There are also video demonstrations and a collection of fire photographs.

  4. Does Higher Tech Require Higher Skills?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bracey, Gerald W.

    2001-01-01

    According to a Michigan State University study of auto workers, the equivalent of an eighth-grade mathematics education is adequate preparation for nonprofessional, high-tech work. Another MSU study by Nell Duke discovered that children in higher SES classrooms have richer print experiences than do less advantaged children. (MLH)

  5. Video project links Virginia Tech with 80

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Towns has a high purpose. We aim to deliver value- added material to mayors and town managersVideo project links Virginia Tech with 80 towns and cities By Andrea Brunais K yle Fletcher of St the tiny southwestern Virginia town where he is mayor. The passion and commitment of this former high

  6. Red Flags in High-Tech

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flynn, Patricia M.

    2007-01-01

    The United States has long been a world leader in education, innovation, high-tech employment, and research and development (R&D). Its future status, however, is not secure. This is the conclusion of more than two dozen reports in recent years from a variety of groups of business leaders, educators and government officials. In this article, the…

  7. Louisiana Tech University Continuing Education & Distance Learning

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    Selmic, Sandra

    , form completions, and self-tests. Students access DOT Regulations and the CFR through online links. #121 Louisiana Tech University Continuing Education & Distance Learning 720 West Railroad Avenue, PO using the nationally recognized curriculum with self-paced, open entry, open exit for waste site workers

  8. ULearn Tech Tips University of Miami

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    Miami, University of

    ULearn Tech Tips University of Miami ULearn Professional Development and Training Office Phone: 305-284-5110 305-243-3090 Fax: 305-284-2351 E-Mail: ulearn@miami.edu Page 2 of 2 University of Miami UUULLLeeeaaarrrnnn We're on the Web! See us at: ulearn.miami.edu Professional Development Training Office April 2009

  9. ULearn Tech Tips University of Miami

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    Miami, University of

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  12. Malignant Leydig-cell tumor of the testis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration using ThinPrep technique.

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    Valeri, Rosalia-Maria; Kotakidou, Rodoula; Michalakis, Konstantinos; Andreadis, Charalambos; Kousi-Koliakou, Kokkona; Destouni, Charikleia

    2011-05-01

    Leydig cell tumors (LCT) are rare sex cord-stromal tumors that account for 2-3% of all testicular tumors. Approximately 10% of LCTs shows evidence of malignant behavior. We present a case of LCT with severe atypia diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in a 49-year-old man who presented with gynecomastia and right testis enlargement. The FNA material on conventional and ThinPrep smears revealed a hemorrhagic and necrotic background with high cellularity, consisting of large cells, isolated or in small cohesive clusters, abundant, eosinophilic cytoplasm, round nuclei, fine chromatin, and variably conspicuous nucleoli. Occasionally, pleomorphic cells with hyperchromatic nuclei and prominent nucleoli were seen. Immunocytochemistry was positive against vimentin, inhibin, and calretinin. Histological examination of the surgical specimen was in accordance with the FNA findings. The cytologic diagnosis of LCT of the testis, using FNA, is achievable in a preoperative setting to vitiate the need for more invasive biopsy procedures; malignancy could be considered on cytology when necrosis and marked atypia are evident. PMID:20730900

  13. Competencies for psychology practice in primary care.

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    McDaniel, Susan H; Grus, Catherine L; Cubic, Barbara A; Hunter, Christopher L; Kearney, Lisa K; Schuman, Catherine C; Karel, Michele J; Kessler, Rodger S; Larkin, Kevin T; McCutcheon, Stephen; Miller, Benjamin F; Nash, Justin; Qualls, Sara H; Connolly, Kathryn Sanders; Stancin, Terry; Stanton, Annette L; Sturm, Lynne A; Johnson, Suzanne Bennett

    2014-01-01

    This article reports on the outcome of a presidential initiative of 2012 American Psychological Association President Suzanne Bennett Johnson to delineate competencies for primary care (PC) psychology in six broad domains: science, systems, professionalism, relationships, application, and education. Essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes are described for each PC psychology competency. Two behavioral examples are provided to illustrate each competency. Clinical vignettes demonstrate the competencies in action. Delineation of these competencies is intended to inform education, practice, and research in PC psychology and efforts to further develop team-based competencies in PC. PMID:24820690

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