Sample records for tech prep competency

  1. Horticulture. Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Wooster. Agricultural Technical Inst.

    This tech prep competency profile (TCP), which was developed by a consortium of Ohio educators and business/industry representatives, lists the competencies that have been identified as necessary for employment in the following occupations: nursery technician; golf course superintendent; landscape designer/manager; lawn care specialist; tree care…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Tech-Prep Competency Profiles within the Health Technologies Cluster.

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

    This document contains competency profiles for Ohio tech prep courses in the following 12 health technologies occupations: radiographer, respiratory care therapist, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, registered nurse (associate degree), pharmacy technologist, medical laboratory technician, histotechnologist, emergency…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Adult Tech Prep.

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    Schaad, Donna

    For over 2 years, Blak Hawk College (Illinois) has provided high school equivalency (GED) candidates and recipients, older returning students, and underprepared high school graduates with a Tech Prep curriculum to give them the skills to make the transition from adult basic education to college or work. The Adult Tech Prep (ATP) core curriculum…

  8. The Tech Prep Handbook: Effective Tech Prep Policies and Practices.

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    Cooper, Pamela A., Ed.; And Others

    The Strategic Planning Evaluation of Curriculum Assessment of Performance (SPECAP) project was designed by Texas Tech University to assess the implementation of programs by 25 tech prep consortia in Texas. This report describes the most effective tech prep practices discovered by SPECAP through analyses of consortia planning and implementation…

  9. Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Industrial Manufacturing Technician, and Mechanical Engineering Technician and Machine Tool, Die and Moldmaking Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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    Mid-East Ohio Tech Prep Consortium, Zanesville.

    This document contains competency profiles in four areas: computer-aided drafting and design; industrial manufacturing technician; mechanical engineering technician; and machine tool, die, and moldmaking technology occupations. The profiles are intended for use in articulating tech prep programs from high school through associate degrees in Ohio.…

  10. Tech Prep and Educational Reform. Reprint Series.

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    Hoerner, James L.

    1991-01-01

    Tech prep is a new initiative that shows great promise for educational reform. However, "tech prep" is not the new name for vocational education. Tech prep is a new program of articulated education involving 2 years of high school and 2 years of postsecondary preparation that includes a common core of mathematics, science, communications, and…

  11. Getting Started in Tech Prep. The Tech Prep Resource Series.

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    Hull, Dan

    This resource guide/workbook is designed to show how to form and operate a tech prep/associate degree (TPAD) consortium. It contains 20 activity-oriented units that can be used by the planning teams to put the consortium together and get it running. Each unit may contain descriptive material (or scenarios), guidelines, resources, suggestions,…

  12. Corporate Etiquette and Human Relations: Building Confidence and Competence for the Workplace...Supplemental Materials for Tech Prep Courses.

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    Clark, Elaine S.; Palmer, Harriet S.

    This guide contains six learning modules that together constitute a minicourse in corporate etiquette designed to give tech prep students the social skills and business etiquette skills needed to conduct a successful job search. The following topics are covered in the individual modules: social etiquette (making introductions, use of first names,…

  13. Tech Prep. Annotated Resource List.

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    National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.

    This annotated resource list consists of print materials, educational information centers/services, and organizations providing practitioners with information on Tech Prep resources for program improvement. Each listing includes some or all of the following: title, author(s), publisher, address/contact, description, pages, and cost. Ten…

  14. The Tech Prep Handbook: Performance Assessment.

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    Hensley, Oliver D., Ed.; And Others

    This handbook for tech prep practitioners in Texas consists of loose-leaf documents from the performance assessment areas currently available to tech prep practitioners. The first part of the handbook consists of 10 sample assessment documents that were selected from over 900 performance assessment based on a quantitative rating system. The…

  15. Tech Prep Career Passports for Rewarding Futures.

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    Rouse, Charles

    1995-01-01

    A Texas school system's Tech Prep Career Passport program equips high school students with skills consistent with their career goals and businesses with a better-prepared workforce. The Passport documents a graduate's completion of a three-course concentration within one of six tech-prep career pathways. A resume, letters of introduction and…

  16. Theme: Tech Prep--A Catalyst for Change.

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    Rush, Wayne L.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Includes "Tech Prep a Catalyst for Change" (Rush); "Tech Prep" (Wacker, Rockwell, Wendt); "Career Pathways"; "Agri Tech Prep 2000 Offers Statewide Program for Students Seeking Careers in Agriculture" (Hughes); "Tech Prep: A Catalyst for Change in Agriculture" (Chenault); and "What's a Passport...LISD Leander Independent School District Variety?"…

  17. The Tech Prep Associate Degree Challenge: A Report of the Tech Prep Roundtable. AACC Special Reports No. 6.

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    Falcone, Lisa, Ed.; Mundhenk, Robert, Ed.

    In fall 1993, a roundtable was held with leading Tech Prep practitioners to discuss the direction Tech Prep has taken since 1990 and emerging issues related to the implementation of Tech Prep Associate Degree (TPAD) programs. Stemming from the roundtable, this monograph describes Tech Prep, provides recommendations for implementation, and…

  18. Using Tech Prep Principles to Improve Teacher Education.

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    Roegge, Chris A.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Four research and synthesis activities were undertaken: review of reforms in science, math, and English; survey of 12 secondary tech prep administrators; focus group of tech prep teachers; and survey of 156 tech prep stakeholders using concept mapping. Five themes for teacher education emerged: (1) teaching through application; (2)…

  19. 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…

  20. Tech Prep Program. FY 92 Report.

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    Chicago City Colleges, IL. Malcolm X Coll.

    This report of the Malcolm X College Tech Prep program begins with a one-page overview of the first 4 months of funding. It describes establishment of advisory and program planning committees to plan and develop a curriculum to offer dual high school/college credit, enrollment of students from two high schools, and assessment testing of students.…

  1. Tech Prep Model for Marketing Education.

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    Ruhland, Sheila K.; King, Binky M.

    A project was conducted to develop two tech prep models for marketing education (ME) in Missouri to provide a sequence of courses for skill-enhanced and time-shortened programs. First, labor market trends, employment growth projections, and business and industry labor needs in Missouri were researched and analyzed. The analysis results were used…

  2. The Texas Tech Prep Consortia: Strategies for Advancing Academic and Technical Education.

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    Hensley, Oliver D., Ed.; And Others

    This book contains 30 chapters on the tech prep initiative in Texas: "The Identity of Tech Prep in Texas" (Tunstall); "A Snap-Shot of the Impact of the Tech Prep Initiative in the Governor's 24 Planning Regions" (Brown); "The Tech Prep Consortium Directors: The Architects for the Future of Texas" (Hensley et al.); "Tech Prep: Jewel in the Crown"…

  3. Tech Prep Marketing Guide. The Complete Book of Strategies and Practical Experiences.

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    Williamson, Patty

    This guide explains the concept of marketing tech prep and provides marketing principles and strategies to promote tech prep programs. The guide covers the following topics: (1) why it is necessary to market tech prep; (2) what a comprehensive tech prep marketing plan should include; (3) targeting the benefits message; (4) marketing tech prep to…

  4. Educator, Student, and Employer Priorities for Tech Prep Student Outcomes.

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    Bragg, Debra D.

    A study used concept mapping to identify, classify, and prioritize student outcomes for use in building a foundation for evaluating tech prep programs. The study involved 61 stakeholders from 3 stakeholder groups: 24 educators, 18 students, and 19 employers, who rated 98 student outcomes statements gleaned from educational literature on tech prep

  5. Implementing Tech Prep: A Guide to Planning a Quality Initiative.

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    Bragg, Debra D.; And Others

    This guide provides perspectives about Technical Preparation (tech prep) from personnel representing the 50 state agencies and many local consortia. The guide also explores an approach to implementing tech prep based on the concept of total quality management (TQM). Each chapter begins with an overview that provides background, a summary, and list…

  6. Essential Ingredients of a Successful Tech Prep Program.

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    Herring, Don R.; Key, Cassy B.

    1994-01-01

    Seven essential ingredients for a successful tech prep program include philosophical support, communication, employer support, a comprehensive career guidance program, effective staff development programs, sound curriculum development techniques, and continuous evaluation and modification. (JOW)

  7. Get on Board the Cost Effective Way: A Tech Prep Replication Process.

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    Moore, Wayne A.; Szul, Linda F.; Rivosecchi, Karen

    1997-01-01

    The Northwestern Pennsylvania Tech Prep Consortium model for replicating tech prep programs includes these steps: fact finding, local industry analysis, curriculum development, detailed description, marketing strategies, implementation, and program evaluation. (SK)

  8. Using Concept Mapping Techniques to Compare Stakeholder Groups' Perceptions of Tech Prep.

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    Roegge, Chris A.; And Others

    A study was conducted to develop a conceptual framework for tech prep programs based on the perceptions of personnel involved in the planning and implementation of local tech prep programs. A structured conceptualization process called concept mapping was used to develop a pictorial representation of stakeholders' perceptions of tech prep. Using a…

  9. Promising Tech Prep Outcomes. The Highlight Zone: Research @ Work No. 3.

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    Brown, Bettina Lankard

    Eight tech prep consortia located across the United States were studied to assess their tech prep implementation and outcomes. Special attention was paid to the consortia's use of and success with the following tech prep components: formal articulation agreements; core curriculum; rigorous instruction emphasizing integration of academic and…

  10. 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…

  11. Model 2 + 2 + 2 Tech Prep Program in Engineering Technology.

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    Hata, David M.

    In 1986, Portland Community College (PCC) received federal funding to expand its pilot 2 + 2 Tech Prep program in engineering technology to include five local high schools and to link the program to the upper-division engineering technology program at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT). Program results included the following: (1) eight high…

  12. 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…

  13. Effective Tech Prep Policies and Practices: Performance Assessment. Final Report.

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    Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Education.

    Information on effective policies/practices for assessing student performance in Texas' tech prep programs was gathered and disseminated during a project involving the following activities: formation of an advisory committee to oversee the data collection/analysis and product development processes; compilation/review of performance assessment…

  14. 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…

  15. Health Science Careers: Tech Prep Consortium for New Jersey.

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    Maillet, Julie O'Sullivan; D'Anna, Suzanne

    2001-01-01

    A high school health sciences program consists of an interdisciplinary core curriculum, clinical job shadowing, and potential to earn college credit. Interactive television and CD-ROMs enhance teaching. A consortium of high schools offers the tech prep program in collaboration with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. (SK)

  16. Physics and Physical Science Units for Tech Prep.

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    Bielefeld, Marilyn; Daniels, Sadie; Hall, Yolanda; McClendon, Cecil; Schlinger, Gary

    Promoting ACademic Excellence in Mathematics and Science for Workers of the 21st Century (PACE) was a consortium project made up of Indiana University Northwest, the Gary Community Schools, and the Merrillville Community Schools. The focus of this project was to prepare teachers and curricula for Tech Prep mathematics and science courses for the…

  17. Stakeholders' Perceptions of Major Themes and Priority Areas of Tech Prep in Illinois.

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    Roegge, Chris A.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    After a definition of tech prep was formed through concept mapping, 450 stakeholders in Illinois tech prep (6 state staff, 16 employers, 35 postsecondary educators, 99 secondary educators) identified key themes/priorities: outcomes assessment, planning and support, external involvement, articulation/integration, benefits, enrollment incentives,…

  18. 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…

  19. TARGET: Teachers As Researchers Gaining Excellence Together. Tech Prep Potential at Goshen High School.

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    Hemminger, Marci; Lenfestey, Karen; Miller, Joy; Shipley, Nancy

    Three tech prep teachers and one counselor at a Vermont high school examined tech prep's effectiveness in influencing students' career decisions and their intentions to receive postsecondary education. Three methods were used to collect data at the end of the third 9-week quarter of the school year: analyzing students' course selections, grades,…

  20. 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…

  1. Med-Tech Program. Tech Prep Final Report.

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    Chicago Public Schools, IL.

    Staff from DuSable High School in Chicago, Illinois, collaborated with Malcolm X College and three area hospitals to develop a medical technician training program focusing on career awareness and development of the basic reading and math skills needed for any career. A 3-year Med Tech curriculum for grades 9, 10, and 11 and a career awareness…

  2. On the Right Track: Southern Maryland Schools Revamp Their Curriculum around Tech Prep.

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    Leftwich, Kathy

    1992-01-01

    In St. Mary's County (Maryland) schools' revamped curriculum, tech prep encompasses four clusters: applied business/management, applied engineering/mechanics, applied health/human services, and college prep. Career counselors help eighth graders choose a cluster and monitor their satisfaction with their choice, allowing them to change until junior…

  3. Tech-Prep/Associate Degree Program Guide: Tech Prep Associate Degree Program, Business Administration Associate Degree Program, Office Administration Associate Degree Program, Allied Health Associate Degree Program.

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    Marmaras, Judy; Neri, Pat

    The Tech-Prep Associate Degree Program (TPAD) at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) in Warwick, is a high school/community college partnership providing high school students with an alternative program of study focused on goal setting, basic academic skills development, and the skills needed to pursue a career in a technical, business or…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Integrated Curriculum Activities. Integration of Vocational and Academic Learning through Tech Prep.

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    Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.

    The integrated learning activities in this guide were developed by a committee of educators from Osceola District Schools, Orange County Public Schools, and Valencia Community College (Florida) for a tech prep curriculum. Included are 32 communications-related activities, 30 mathematics activities, and 10 science activities. Each activity includes…

  8. Transformations. Technical Literacy Training, Retraining for Technology, Tech Prep Bridge Program.

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    Edling, Walter

    This document is a series of transparency masters divided into four sections on three types of transformation programs: technical literacy training, retraining for technology, and tech prep programs. The first section includes the following: transformations development; retraining workers for technology; elements of transformations program; Lorain…

  9. Effectiveness of Previous Initiatives Similar to Programs of Study: Tech Prep, Career Pathways, and Youth Apprenticeships

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    Lewis, Morgan V.

    2008-01-01

    The federal career and technical legislation reauthorized in 2006 required the recipients of its funding to offer at least one Program of Study (POS). All states have developed some components of POS through earlier initiatives, primarily Tech Prep, career pathways, and youth apprenticeship, that attempted to ease the transition of students from…

  10. 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…

  11. Tech Prep Team Building: The Key to Success Is Getting Academic and Vocational Faculties to Cooperate.

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    Coorough, Calleen

    1992-01-01

    Surveys of academic and vocational faculty at Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) showed that academic faculty viewed vocational faculty more positively than was commonly assumed. The shift in attitudes signals the potential for the cooperation and teamwork essential for the success of tech prep. (SK)

  12. Restructuring Student Experiences Using Tech Prep Mapping To Integrate Vocational and Academic Curriculum.

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    Pirozzoli, Don

    The growing emphasis on accountability and the demand for better prepared students is pressing institutions of higher education to examine restructuring. Student experiences represent an important arena for school restructuring, and a useful approach to changing student experiences is the Tech Prep Mapping (TPM) process. The TPM process requires…

  13. Model 491 Prep Cell Bio-Rad Tech Note Summaries

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    Economou, Tassos

    Proteins by In-line Transfer From Continuous Elution Preparative Gel Electrophoresis to PVDF Membranes 2168 in Neuroscience 2859 Membrane and soluble proteins A summary of techniques incorporating the Model 491 prep cell Membrane Proteins Preparative SDS Gel Electrophoresis of Sodium/Glucose Cotransporter Fusion Protein 1685

  14. Tech-Prep and the Development of Higher-Order Thinking Skills among Learners with Special Needs.

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    Schell, John W.; Babich, Albert M.

    1993-01-01

    Argues for the inclusion of learners with special needs in tech prep programs that are supported by situated learning, integration of academic and vocational subjects, and employment of cognitive apprenticeship strategies. (JOW)

  15. 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,…

  16. 66 FR 35862 - Office of Vocational and Adult Education; Tech-Prep Demonstration Program (TPDP); Notice Inviting...

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    2001-07-09

    ...postsecondary education programs...achievement, high school graduation...postsecondary education, and labor...programs of study. In addition...implications for future research and...agreements; curriculum design; professional...tech-prep education by definition...level preceding high school...

  17. The Boeing Company's Tech Prep Story: A Community College Bridge to the School-to-Work Strategy.

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    Gayton, Carver; Parnell, Dale

    1996-01-01

    Reviews the Boeing Tech Prep Program, an associate degree program combining high school and community college vocational and academic curricula. Describes the three phases of the program's development: the provision of seed grants to schools, the development of an associate degree program, and the institution of an internship program. (MAB)

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

  20. Engineering Technologies. State Competency Profile.

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

    This document contains 397 competencies, grouped into 58 units, for tech prep programs in the engineering technologies 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 ensure…

  1. High Schools that Work and Tech Prep: Improving Student Performance in Basic Skills.

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    Flowers, Jim

    2000-01-01

    Test results for 244 agricultural education students in High Schools that Work (HSTW) sites in North Carolina indicated that, compared to all students at HSTW sites and to college-prep students, they failed to meet HSTW goals in math, reading, and science but were making progress. Their math and science performance was higher than other vocational…

  2. Interactive Media Technologies. State Competency Profile.

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

    This document contains 143 competencies, grouped into 25 units, for tech prep programs in the interactive media technologies 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…

  3. Plastics Technical Competency Profile.

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

    This document, which is intended to assist individuals responsible for developing tech prep programs, lists the occupational, academic, and employability competencies that representatives from education, business/industry, and labor throughout Ohio have identified as being necessary for employment in technician-level positions involving the…

  4. 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…

  5. Ohio Engineering Technologies Competency Profile.

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    Miller, Lavonna; Draeger, Meg; Bowermeister, Bob; Wancho, Richard

    This document, which lists engineering technologies competencies as identified by representatives from business and industry 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 post-secondary…

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Ohio Medical Office Management. Technical Competency Profile (TCP).

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

    This document provides a framework for a broad-based secondary and postsecondary curriculum to prepare students for employment in medical office management. The first part of the technical competency profile (TCP) contains the following items: an explanation of the purpose and scope of Ohio's TCPs; college tech prep program standards; an overview…

  11. Ohio Financial Services and Risk 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 financial services and risk 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 financial accountant, loan…

  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. Corporate Training and Tech Prep.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Beston, William C.

    To respond to local industry training needs, Broome Community College (BCC), in Binghamton, New York, has long provided long and short term training, workshops, seminars, and credit courses for regional companies and forged ongoing partnerships with local businesses. One such partnership has been formed with Universal Instruments (UI), a…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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

  15. Test Preparation Options Free Test Prep Websites

    E-print Network

    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

  16. PREPping Students for Authentic Science

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  17. Spring Arts Festival TOEFL Prep!

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    Highlights · Spring Arts Festival · TOEFL Prep! · Birthdays · Manners TheELIWeekly Downtown Spring will be staying here in Gainesville for the 39th Annual Downtown Spring Arts Festival. The Spring Arts Festival is difficult. The cost is FREE. You only need money for what you would like to buy. Sign up on the activities

  18. PREPping Students for Authentic Science

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    Dolan, Erin L.; Lally, David J.; Brooks, Eric; Tax, Frans E.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  19. Transcription factor PREP1 induces EMT and metastasis by controlling the TGF-?–SMAD3 pathway in non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma

    PubMed Central

    Risolino, Maurizio; Mandia, Nadia; Iavarone, Francescopaolo; Dardaei, Leila; Longobardi, Elena; Fernandez, Serena; Talotta, Francesco; Bianchi, Fabrizio; Pisati, Federica; Spaggiari, Lorenzo; Harter, Patrick N.; Mittelbronn, Michel; Schulte, Dorothea; Incoronato, Mariarosaria; Di Fiore, Pier Paolo; Blasi, Francesco; Verde, Pasquale

    2014-01-01

    Pre–B-cell leukemia homeobox (Pbx)-regulating protein-1 (Prep1) is a ubiquitous homeoprotein involved in early development, genomic stability, insulin sensitivity, and hematopoiesis. Previously we have shown that Prep1 is a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor that inhibits neoplastic transformation by competing with myeloid ecotropic integration site 1 for binding to the common heterodimeric partner Pbx1. Epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) is controlled by complex networks of proinvasive transcription factors responsive to paracrine factors such as TGF-?. Here we show that, in addition to inhibiting primary tumor growth, PREP1 is a novel EMT inducer and prometastatic transcription factor. In human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells, PREP1 overexpression is sufficient to trigger EMT, whereas PREP1 down-regulation inhibits the induction of EMT in response to TGF-?. PREP1 modulates the cellular sensitivity to TGF-? by inducing the small mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3 (SMAD3) nuclear translocation through mechanisms dependent, at least in part, on PREP1-mediated transactivation of a regulatory element in the SMAD3 first intron. Along with the stabilization and accumulation of PBX1, PREP1 induces the expression of multiple activator protein 1 components including the proinvasive Fos-related antigen 1 (FRA-1) oncoprotein. Both FRA-1 and PBX1 are required for the mesenchymal changes triggered by PREP1 in lung tumor cells. Finally, we show that the PREP1-induced mesenchymal transformation correlates with significantly increased lung colonization by cells overexpressing PREP1. Accordingly, we have detected PREP1 accumulation in a large number of human brain metastases of various solid tumors, including NSCLC. These findings point to a novel role of the PREP1 homeoprotein in the control of the TGF-? pathway, EMT, and metastasis in NSCLC. PMID:25157139

  20. Appendix B: Methodology. [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. This appendix describes the scope, methodology, timeline, staff, and standards involved in the production of "Teacher Prep Review 2014." Data collection, validation, and analysis for the report are…

  1. Welcome to GLACIER Tax Prep We hope you find GLACIER Tax Prep simple to use and easy to understand!

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    Mullins, Dyche

    Welcome to GLACIER Tax Prep We hope you find GLACIER Tax Prep simple to use and easy to understand institution has licensed GLACIER Tax Prep (which replaces CINTAX) to assist you in this process. Following available BEFORE I login to GLACIER Tax Prep? · Passport; · Visa/Immigration Status information, including

  2. Yeast Genomic DNA Prep Sterile distilled water

    E-print Network

    Auble, David

    Auble Lab Yeast Genomic DNA Prep Reagents: Sterile distilled water -mercaptoethanol Sorbitol Buffer conical tube at 3,000 rpms for 5 minutes. 3. Resuspend in 10 ml of sterile distilled (SD) water, then spin

  3. 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…

  4. 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)…

  5. Fashion Parade: Grade Six and Preps Collaborate as Buddies.

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    Robertson, Kerry

    1999-01-01

    Describes a Costume Project wherein Australian Grade Six students and Prep students collaborated to produce costumes from paper, which were later paraded by the Preps at the school Opening Evening. (NH)

  6. Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Introducing ChemPrep Online

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    Lawson, Catherine L.

    such as the SAT and ACT, or simply get a head start on their college studies. ChemPrep Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Introducing ChemPrep Online will offer for the first time ChemPrep Online--an enhanced and fully online

  7. What's Love Got to Do With It? Explaining Adherence to Oral Antiretroviral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Serodiscordant Couples

    PubMed Central

    Ware, Norma C.; Wyatt, Monique A.; Haberer, Jessica E.; Baeten, Jared M.; Kintu, Alexander; Psaros, Christina; Safren, Steven; Tumwesigye, Elioda; Celum, Connie L.; Bangsberg, David R.

    2013-01-01

    Objective(s) Adherence may be the “Achilles heel” of pre-exposure prophylaxis (“PrEP”), a promising biomedical approach to HIV prevention. This paper presents an explanation of PrEP adherence for African serodiscordant couples derived from qualitative data. Design Explaining quantitative findings is one way qualitative investigation contributes to research in medicine and public health. This qualitative interview study was nested in the Partners PrEP Study, a phase III randomized trial evaluating oral tenofovir and emtricitabine/tenofovir PrEP to prevent HIV acquisition by HIV-uninfected partners in serodiscordant heterosexual couples. Methods In-depth qualitative interviews were provided by 60 Partners PrEP Study participants in Uganda. Interviews used open-ended questions eliciting information on adherence experiences, barriers, and facilitators. An inductive approach informed by grounded theory methodology was used to analyze study data. Results The proposed explanation may be summarized as follows. Serodiscordance de-stabilizes couples, as the HIV-negative partner reacts with anger, fear and sadness to the implication of infidelity represented by HIV infection. A ‘discordance dilemma’ ensues, as the desire to avoid acquiring HIV and the advantages of preserving the relationship become competing priorities. PrEP is seen as a solution – a means of safeguarding health without ending the relationship. PrEP users benefit from the support of partners, who reinforce adherence. Where discord in the relationship persists, adherence suffers. Conclusion PrEP adherence in serodiscordant couples may be understood as a function of the desire to reduce risk while preserving a partnered relationship. PrEP use in stable couples may be associated with improved adherence and thus, greater effectiveness. PMID:22267018

  8. 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.

  9. Grade Repetition in Queensland State Prep Classes

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    Anderson, Robyn

    2012-01-01

    The current study considers grade repetition rates in the early years of schooling in Queensland state schools with specific focus on the pre-schooling year, Prep. In particular, it provides empirical evidence of grade repetition in Queensland state schools along with groups of students who are more often repeated. At the same time, much of the…

  10. Effort Determines Success at Roxbury Prep

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    Seider, Scott

    2013-01-01

    A middle school in Boston designs its curriculum and culture--from its nightly homework assignments to its Powerful Speaking Extravaganza--upon a foundation of strengthening students' motivation and ability to do the hard work necessary to accomplish their goals. Roxbury Prep's emphasis on perseverance finds support in a robust body of…

  11. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... inter-agency working group led by CDC, and reflect input from providers, HIV patients, partners, and affected communities. The new guidelines Provide clear criteria for determining a person’s HIV risk and indications for PrEP use. Require ...

  12. TAMU Online ESL Certification Prep Course

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    Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Treviño, Polly; Tong, Fuhui

    2010-10-22

    % Masters, 1% Doctorate ? Route to initial teacher certification 66% a university-based educator preparation program (undergraduate) 22% an alternative certification program 10% a post-baccalaureate university-based educator preparation program... ESL Certification Prep Course Department of Educational Psychology College of Education & Human Development Texas A&M University Funding Source This training is made possible by the Limited English Proficient, Student Success Initiative (LEP...

  13. Triton X-100 Caveolae Prep Solutions needed

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    Pike, Linda J.

    Triton X-100 Caveolae Prep Solutions needed: MES-buffered saline (MBS): 25 mM MES, pH 6.5, 150 mM NaCl, 2 mM EDTA MES-buffered saline + 1% Triton X-100 MBS + 5% sucrose ; MBS + 30% sucrose; and, MBS ml MES-buffered saline (MBS) containing 1% Triton X-100 to cells on ice. Scrape cells into buffer

  14. A2Prep HPLC-MS Available Phenomenex Column List

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    Contractor, Anis

    A2Prep HPLC-MS Available Phenomenex Column List Solvent Type Aqueous: water or water with 0 of polar, aromatic compounds 00F-4336-AX #12;Self-service Analytical HPLC Available Phenomenex Column List/80 Synergi Separation of polar, aromatic compounds 00B-4336-E0 #12;Self-service Prep HPLC Available

  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

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    Heller, Barbara

    How to add GLACIER Tax Prep access in MyIIT Step-by step instructions Student Access Starting. Select the `Money Matters' category and click `Go' 4. Select the `Glacier' channel and click on `Add. Click on the icon to go to GLACIER Tax Prep to go to the tax prep software. If you used GLACIER Tax Prep

  17. Tech Directions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Tech Directions is a company which offers a wide array of titles in the fields of technology, career and technical education and related industrial fields. The company offers books, project kits, posters and more for use in the classroom.

  18. Clinician Attitudes Toward CDC Interim Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidance and Operationalizing PrEP for Adolescents.

    PubMed

    Mullins, Tanya L Kowalczyk; Lally, Michelle; Zimet, Gregory; Kahn, Jessica A

    2015-04-01

    Prior to issuing formal HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) clinical practice guidelines in 2014, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had released interim guidance for oral PrEP use among adults. Because oral PrEP may be used off-label for youth and may soon be indicated for minor adolescents, we examined the potential adoption of the interim guidance among clinicians who care for HIV-infected and at-risk youth. Individual, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 US clinicians who were recruited through an adolescent HIV research network. The theory-driven interview guide, consisting primarily of open-ended questions, assessed demographics, familiarity with the guidance, attitudes toward the guidance, and attitudes toward the use of the guidance for adult and adolescent patients. Transcripts were analyzed using framework analysis. Most clinicians (11/15) reported that the guidance was compatible with their practice, although several reported that some aspects, particularly frequency of follow-up visits, needed to be tailored to meet their patients' needs. We found variability in clinician reported characteristics of appropriate PrEP candidates (e.g., youth with substance use and mental health issues were noted to be both suitable and unsuitable PrEP candidates) and PrEP use in serodiscordant couples (e.g., whether PrEP would be recommended to a patient whose HIV-infected partner is virally suppressed). Clinician reported steps for initiation, monitoring, and discontinuing PrEP were largely consistent with the guidance. The observed variability in clinician practice with regard to oral PrEP may be reduced through interventions to educate clinicians about the content and rationale for guideline recommendations. PMID:25692683

  19. Data prep: the bottleneck of future applications?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gramss, Juergen; Eichhorn, Hans; Lempke, Melchior; Jaritz, Renate; Neick, Volker; Beyer, Dirk; Buerger, Bertram; Baetz, Ulrich; Kunze, Klaus; Belic, Nikola

    2006-06-01

    There is no doubt that shaped beam systems have been well established in the mask write community since the introduction of the 130nm technology node. Moreover, they are successfully advancing to conquer also the wafer direct write market. To be able to handle today and in the near future the tremendous data volumes with their characteristic complexity as well as to make use of such indispensable methods like PEC and Fogging corrections, new, sophisticated solutions are necessary to master the challenging 45nm technology node. However, we are aware that the 45nm node presents only an intermediate step, because, according to the international roadmap, we soon will be confronted with the hardware and software requirements of the next, the 32nm technology node. In this context it becomes more and more important to consider potential showstoppers, in our case the data preparation process To investigate this complex subject a Linux cluster computer featuring 3.6GHz clock rate CPUs, and a software package supporting distributed computing with a 64Bit version and address units down to 0.1nm were used. The work was focused on the performance of pattern samples down to the 45nm node. Both mask and wafer data as well as NIL template manufacturing were considered, data prep times and CPU loads were analysed. Furthermore, the user-friendly Leica Interface for Data Preparations (LINDA) was applied. In addition, an outlook to future hardware/software configurations for mastering the challenges of the 32nm node will be given. The results presented in this paper prove that data preparation is not the bottleneck of current and future applications.

  20. A Model-Averaging Approach to Replication: The Case of prep

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    Geoffrey J. Iverson; Eric-Jan Wagenmakers; Michael D. Lee

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the recently proposed prep statistic is to estimate the probability of concurrence, that is, the probability that a replicate experiment yields an effect of the same sign (Killeen, 2005a). The influential journal Psychological Science endorses prep and recommends its use over that of traditional methods. Here we show that prep overestimates the probability of concurrence. This is

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

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    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. U-PREP and U-BRIDGE Two pathway channels prepare

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    Patterson, William P.

    U-PREP and U-BRIDGE Two pathway channels prepare students for success at the University. · The U-Prep program delivers academic skill development combined with advanced English learning. · The U admission to the University. · U-Bridge goes beyond U-Prep through tutorial approach to support students

  3. Computer Systems Technician.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document contains 17 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of computer systems technician. All the units listed will not necessarily apply to every situation or tech prep consortium, nor will all the competencies within each unit be appropriate. Several units appear within each specific occupation and…

  4. Computer Programming Technician.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document contains 17 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of computer programming technician. All the units listed will not necessarily apply to every situation or tech prep consortium, nor will all the competencies within each unit be appropriate. Several units appear within each specific occupation…

  5. Electronics Technician.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document contains 27 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of electronics technician. All the units listed will not necessarily apply to every situation or tech prep consortium, nor will all the competencies within each unit be appropriate. Several units appear within each specific occupation and would…

  6. Instrumentation Control Technician.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document contains 22 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of instrumentation control technician. All the units listed will not necessarily apply to every situation or tech prep consortium, nor will all the competencies within each unit be appropriate. Several units appear within each specific…

  7. Electrical Maintenance Technician.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document contains 30 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of electrical maintenance technician. All the units listed will not necessarily apply to every situation or tech prep consortium, nor will all the competencies within each unit be appropriate. Several units appear within each specific…

  8. Manufacturing (Industrial) Technician.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document contains 35 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of manufacturing (industrial) technician. All the units listed will not necessarily apply to every situation or tech prep consortium, nor will all the competencies within each unit be appropriate. Several units appear within each specific…

  9. Mechanical Technician.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This document contains 33 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of mechanical technician. All the units listed will not necessarily apply to every situation or tech prep consortium, nor will all the competencies within each unit be appropriate. Several units appear within each specific occupation and would…

  10. Pknox1/Prep1 Regulates Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation Components in Skeletal Muscle

    PubMed Central

    Rath, Michaela; Penkov, Dmitry; Puchkov, Dmytro; Schulz, Nadja; Blasi, Francesco; Schürmann, Annette

    2014-01-01

    The homeodomain transcription factor Prep1 was previously shown to regulate insulin sensitivity. Our aim was to study the specific role of Prep1 for the regulation of energy metabolism in skeletal muscle. Muscle-specific ablation of Prep1 resulted in increased expression of respiratory chain subunits. This finding was consistent with an increase in mitochondrial enzyme activity without affecting mitochondrial volume fraction as assessed by electron microscopy. Metabolic phenotyping revealed no differences in daily energy expenditure or body composition. However, during treadmill exercise challenge, Prep1 ablation resulted in a higher maximal oxidative capacity and better endurance. Elevated PGC-1? expression was identified as a cause for increased mitochondrial capacity in Prep1 ablated mice. Prep1 stabilizes p160 Mybbp1a, a known inhibitor of PGC-1? activity. Thereby, p160 protein levels were significantly lower in the muscle of Prep1 ablated mice. By a chromatin immunoprecipitation-sequencing (ChIP-seq) approach, PREP1 binding sites in genes encoding mitochondrial components (e.g., Ndufs2) were identified that might be responsible for elevated proteins involved in oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) in the muscle of Prep1 null mutants. These results suggest that Prep1 exhibits additional direct effects on regulation of mitochondrial proteins. We therefore conclude that Prep1 is a regulator of oxidative phosphorylation components via direct and indirect mechanisms. PMID:24216763

  11. Stepping Stones: Never Waste Your Prep Period Again

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    Balsley, Jessica

    2012-01-01

    Breaks are the best part of working. At some point everyone does look forward to his or her lunch break. For teachers, however, it seems there is never truly a break, for whenever they have extra time, they must use it wisely to prepare for their teaching. Unfortunately, many teachers don't manage their time efficiently during a prep or planning…

  12. Prep mode rack kits for Frac-950 Instructions

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Prep mode rack kits for Frac-950 Instructions Edition AB 56-3153-30 Installing the rack Assembling the rack Make sure that the guide pin fits! Place the guide pin legs at the side with the bulge! 1 2 3

  13. SPC-Prep. Instructor's Guide. Workplace Education. Project ALERT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ruetz, Nancy

    This instructor's guide contains materials for a course designed to prepare employees for statistical process control (SPC) training given at their workplace by refreshing math skills and building the concepts and vocabulary necessary to understand SPC in manufacturing environments. SPC-Prep 1 addresses the math skills necessary to perform SPC…

  14. SPC-Prep 1. Participant's Manual. Workplace Education. Project ALERT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ruetz, Nancy

    This companion document to the instructor's guide for a course designed to prepare employees for statistical process control (SPC) training given at their workplace by refreshing math skills and building the concepts and vocabulary necessary to understand SPC in manufacturing environments. SPC-Prep 1 addresses the math skills necessary to perform…

  15. Mentoring clinical ladder advancement with a facilitated prep class.

    PubMed

    Winslow, Susan A; Blankenship, Jean

    2007-01-01

    The authors describe a strategy for encouraging participation and overcoming reluctance of staff to participate in an optional professional advancement career ladder program. A facilitated prep class in a computer skills laboratory provides nurses with the framework for completing application requirements in a casual, supportive atmosphere. PMID:17666901

  16. RDS and Recycling Waste Diversion in Food Prep

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    Awtar, Shorya

    RDS and Recycling Waste Diversion in Food Prep Setting #12;Why Recycle? Recycling saves resources Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees! Recycling saves energy Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television for 3 hours! Recycling is easy There are 4 waste categories here at UM

  17. Louisiana Tech University Biomechanics

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Biomechanics The Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success. Louisiana Tech University is located in the north, central Louisiana

  18. Tech Nation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    With thousands of websites and blogs dedicated to providing the latest technology news, it can be difficult to find a place that contains intelligent and thoughtful conversations about the impact of technology on society. TechNation is a weekly public radio program that fills the bill quite nicely, and visitors can listen to the show on this website. On the site, visitors can learn about the program's host, Dr. Moira Gunn, and also listen to past shows. Some of the compelling topics in recent months have included explorations of gene therapy and related biotechnology developments and the latest innovations in brain surgery. Overall, the program is a fine way to keep up to date with some of the developments in the world of technology and their broader implications for the general public.

  19. Geospatial Technology Competency Model: Course Content Worksheet

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    These spreadsheets provide educators with guidelines for "content for 'Model Courses and Program' for entry-level geospatial Technician/Technologist occupations based on the skills and competencies identified in the Department of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) and the Meta_DACUM outcome carried out by the GeoTech Center." The sheets include spaces for Educator Information, Definitions, and Course Contents. Course contents can be evaluated on the importance of various student learning outcomes.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. Applied Physics. Course Materials: Physics 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 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Applied Communications. Course Materials: English 103, 105, 106, 108. Seattle Tech Prep Applied Academics Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.

    This publication contains materials for four courses in Applied Communications 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…

  5. Tech Prep Information Technology Skill Standards-Based Curriculum. Building a Foundation for Tomorrow.

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    Bellevue Community Coll., WA. Northeast Tech Prep Consortium.

    This guidebook provides the elements of curriculum that will help educators prepare students for careers in the field of information technology (IT). The introduction addresses national context, skill standards development, and educational response to the skills gap. The high school core IT curriculum is then presented, including: (1) project…

  6. Findings and implications from a national study on potential reduced exposure products (PREPs).

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    Hund, Lisa M; Farrelly, Matthew C; Allen, Jane A; Chou, Rosaleen H; St Claire, Ann W; Vallone, Donna M; Healton, Cheryl G

    2006-12-01

    Tobacco companies have recently introduced products that they claim have reduced toxins and carcinogens, and that they say may be less harmful to smokers. These are potential reduced exposure products, or PREPs. This study measured smokers' awareness of PREPs, use of PREPs, interest in trying PREPs, and beliefs about the regulation of PREPs. This study was based on nationally representative data collected in 2002 and 2003 through the American Smoking and Health Survey. The final sample included 1,174 adult smokers. Descriptive and multivariate analyses were conducted to produce estimates and explore potential correlates of the outcomes. A total of 41.9% of adult smokers reported having heard of at least one of the PREPs measured, and 11.0% reported having tried one of these products. Half of adult smokers (49.9%) said they would like to try PREPs. Interest in trying PREPs was associated with having made a quit attempt, being concerned about the effect of smoking on one's health, and having a household income of less than US dollars 20,000. About half of adult smokers (49.1%) incorrectly believed that PREPs are evaluated for safety by the government before being placed on the market, and 84.2% believed that the government should evaluate the safety of PREPs before they are sold to consumers. This study provides new and timely information on the use of, interest in trying, and beliefs about the regulation of PREPs among a nationally representative sample of adult smokers. With half of adult smokers interested in trying PREPs, the need for concrete scientific evidence on the potential impact of these products is critical. PMID:17132527

  7. TechTool

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Well known for its utility and ease of use, this OS 9-savvy program can scan your system resources, zap your machine's PRAM, and optimize your Mac for improved CPU performance. TechTool also provides information on hours of use and date of manufacture. TechTool is offered in two versions: a freeware TechTool and TechTool Pro. The Pro version ($97) boasts many of the same software and hardware maintenance features as Norton Utilities, a notable exception being the Wipe Info function. TechTool Pro also offers comprehensive testing of both hardware and software system components. Nonetheless, the basic TechTool application remains the standard for such routine maintenance tasks as zapping PRAM and deleting and rebuilding desktop files. Both versions of TechTool are available on micromat's Website. TechTool requires System 7.0 or above.

  8. Women Tech World

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    WomenTechWorld.Org is the online home for women technicians to connect with each other. Read "Her Stories" about female role models in a wide range of tech occupations, these fabulous diverse women are from across the US and are all ages and races. Whether you are a Network Engineer, a Mechanic or a Sound Tech or a female student in a tech major, you'll want to visit WomenTechWorld.Org where you're not alone anymore. WomenTechWorld.Org is part of the WomenTech Project funded by the National Science Foundation. The WomenTech Project is run by the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS) a national nonprofit organization based in Alameda, California. Donna Milgram , Executive Director of IWITTS is the Principal Investigator of the Project.

  9. Technical Preparation: Preparing Students for Success. A Position Paper Presented by the Wisconsin Association of Secondary Vocational Administrators 1991-1992.

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    Peterson, Charlene; And Others

    Technical Preparation (Tech Prep) programs include basic skills and competencies to improve students' school-to-work transition. The following elements characterize Tech Prep: designed for grades 9-14, leading to an technical associate degree; parallels college preparatory program; offers technical program of study in business enterprise,…

  10. Hypothalamic prolyl endopeptidase (PREP) regulates pancreatic insulin and glucagon secretion in mice

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    Kim, Jung Dae; Toda, Chitoku; D’Agostino, Giuseppe; Zeiss, Caroline J.; DiLeone, Ralph J.; Elsworth, John D.; Kibbey, Richard G.; Chan, Owen; Harvey, Brandon K.; Richie, Christopher T.; Savolainen, Mari; Myöhänen, Timo; Jeong, Jin Kwon; Diano, Sabrina

    2014-01-01

    Prolyl endopeptidase (PREP) has been implicated in neuronal functions. Here we report that hypothalamic PREP is predominantly expressed in the ventromedial nucleus (VMH), where it regulates glucose-induced neuronal activation. PREP knockdown mice (Prepgt/gt) exhibited glucose intolerance, decreased fasting insulin, increased fasting glucagon levels, and reduced glucose-induced insulin secretion compared with wild-type controls. Consistent with this, central infusion of a specific PREP inhibitor, S17092, impaired glucose tolerance and decreased insulin levels in wild-type mice. Arguing further for a central mode of action of PREP, isolated pancreatic islets showed no difference in glucose-induced insulin release between Prepgt/gt and wild-type mice. Furthermore, hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp studies showed no difference between Prepgt/gt and wild-type control mice. Central PREP regulation of insulin and glucagon secretion appears to be mediated by the autonomic nervous system because Prepgt/gt mice have elevated sympathetic outflow and norepinephrine levels in the pancreas, and propranolol treatment reversed glucose intolerance in these mice. Finally, re-expression of PREP by bilateral VMH injection of adeno-associated virus–PREP reversed the glucose-intolerant phenotype of the Prepgt/gt mice. Taken together, our results unmask a previously unknown player in central regulation of glucose metabolism and pancreatic function. PMID:25071172

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

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    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…

  12. Adjudicative Competence

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    Dawes, Sharron E.; Palmer, Barton W.; Jeste, Dilip V.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose of review Although the basic standards of adjudicative competence were specified by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1960, there remain a number of complex conceptual and practical issues in interpreting and applying these standards. In this report we provide a brief overview regarding the general concept of adjudicative competence and its assessment, as well as some highlights of recent empirical studies on this topic. Findings Most adjudicative competence assessments are conducted by psychiatrists or psychologists. There are no universal certification requirements, but some states are moving toward required certification of forensic expertise for those conducting such assessments. Recent data indicate inconsistencies in application of the existing standards even among forensic experts, but the recent publication of consensus guidelines may foster improvements in this arena. There are also ongoing efforts to develop and validate structured instruments to aid competency evaluations. Telemedicine-based competency interviews may facilitate evaluation by those with specific expertise for evaluation of complex cases. There is also interest in empirical development of educational methods to enhance adjudicative competence. Summary Adjudicative competence may be difficult to measure accurately, but the assessments and tools available are advancing. More research is needed on methods of enhancing decisional capacity among those with impaired competence. PMID:18650693

  13. 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…

  14. Special to SPECTRUM, December 3, 1999 Virginia Tech ConductorVirginia Tech ConductorVirginia Tech ConductorVirginia Tech ConductorVirginia Tech Conductor

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    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    Special to SPECTRUM, December 3, 1999 Virginia Tech ConductorVirginia Tech ConductorVirginia Tech ConductorVirginia Tech ConductorVirginia Tech Conductor AGUIDE FOR OUR JOURNEY TOWARD EXCELLENCE, EQUITY AND EFFECTIVENESS Good news Class creating a beloved learning community by Barbara Pendergrass, dean of students

  15. Theme: Coping with Competencies.

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    Brown, Daniel; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Consists of five articles on the topic of competencies in vocational agriculture. Topics covered include (1) competency-based instruction, (2) competencies for agricultural recordkeeping, (3) competencies in hydroponics, and (4) competencies in agribusiness. (CH)

  16. 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.

  17. 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 be exciting--and overwhelming. At Illinois Institute of Technology, we offer a world-class education ways to pay for it. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help make Illinois Tech a part of your

  18. 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

  19. ICPD PrepCom III: the discussions - the results.

    PubMed

    1994-05-01

    The Third Preparatory Committee (PrepCom III), which took place at the UN in New York April 4-22, 1994, was convened to discuss the Program of Action for the September International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo and ended by approving the draft Program of Action. The third session broadened the concept of family planning, by including it as part of reproductive health care for both men and women. The notion of population in development policy was boosted as was the critical role played by women in reproductive health, population, and development programs. As a result, the chapter on gender equity, equality and empowerment was strengthened. However, there were still some definitions that lacked consensus. A few delegations led by the Holy See did not accept the terms reproductive health, fertility regulation, family planning, or safe motherhood, for they felt that these terms could include abortion on demand. 53 family planning association (FPA) representatives attended PrepCom III, and 26 of them were members of their government delegations. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) submitted a report, Understanding Adolescents, which highlighted the need for greater commitment to the sexual and reproductive health needs of the world's youth. Another report, Planned Parenthood Challenges: Unmet Needs, examines the unmet needs of the marginalized in society and emphasizes quality, acceptability, and accessibility of services. Both documents were well received by the media and delegates, who saw them as important contributions to the ICPD discussions. Throughout the 3-week meeting, IPPF and member FPAs organized a number of workshops designed to share information and exchange ideas. IPPF held workshops on gender and on Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights and Family Planning in Low Fertility Societies (IPPF-Europe Region). IPPF was also a partner in workshops on communications, post-abortion care, safe abortion, adolescent sexuality, and male involvement. PMID:12345954

  20. The PREP suite: predictive RNA editors for plant mitochondrial genes, chloroplast genes and user-defined alignments

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    Mower, Jeffrey P.

    2009-01-01

    RNA editing alters plant mitochondrial and chloroplast transcripts by converting specific cytidines to uridines, which usually results in a change in the amino acid sequence of the translated protein. Systematic studies have experimentally identified sites of RNA editing in organellar transcriptomes from several species, but these analyses have not kept pace with rate of genome sequencing. The PREP (predictive RNA editors for plants) suite was developed to computationally predict sites of RNA editing based on the well-known principle that editing in plant organelles increases the conservation of proteins across species. The PREP suite provides predictive RNA editors for plant mitochondrial genes (PREP-Mt), for chloroplast genes (PREP-Cp), and for alignments submitted by the user (PREP-Aln). These servers require minimal input, are very fast, and are highly accurate on all seed plants examined to date. PREP-Mt has proved useful in several research studies and the newly developed PREP-Cp and PREP-Aln servers should be of further assistance for analyses that require knowledge of the location of sites of RNA editing. The PREP suite is freely available at http://prep.unl.edu/. PMID:19433507

  1. 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

  2. Purification and Characterization of a DNA-Binding Recombinant PREP1:PBX1 Complex

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    Mathiasen, Lisa; Bruckmann, Chiara; Pasqualato, Sebastiano; Blasi, Francesco

    2015-01-01

    Human PREP1 and PBX1 are homeodomain transcriptional factors, whose biochemical and structural characterization has not yet been fully described. Expression of full-length recombinant PREP1 (47.6 kDa) and PBX1 (46.6 kDa) in E. coli is difficult because of poor yield, high instability and insufficient purity, in particular for structural studies. We cloned the cDNA of both proteins into a dicistronic vector containing an N-terminal glutathione S-transferase (GST) tag and co-expressed and co-purified a stable PBX1:PREP1 complex. For structural studies, we produced two C-terminally truncated complexes that retain their ability to bind DNA and are more stable than the full-length proteins through various purification steps. Here we report the production of large amounts of soluble and pure recombinant human PBX1:PREP1 complex in an active form capable of binding DNA. PMID:25856340

  3. 76 FR 63936 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; PrepCAST

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    2011-10-14

    ...information collection request is being resubmitted to remove the State Preparedness Report (SPR) from the PrepCAST data collection activity. The SPR will be resubmitted as a separate collection of information for OMB approval. DATES:...

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  5. PrEP is Efficacious for HIV-1 prevention among Women using DMPA for Contraception

    PubMed Central

    HEFFRON, Renee; MUGO, Nelly; WERE, Edwin; KIARIE, James; BUKUSI, Elizabeth A.; MUJUGIRA, Andrew; FRENKEL, Lisa; DONNELL, Deborah; RONALD, Allan; CELUM, Connie; BAETEN, Jared M.

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) efficacy for HIV-1 prevention among women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) for contraception and men whose HIV-1 infected partners use DMPA. Design Secondary analysis of data from a randomized placebo-controlled trial of daily oral tenofovir and emtricitabine/tenofovir PrEP among heterosexual Kenyan and Ugandan HIV-1 serodiscordant couples Methods PrEP efficacy for HIV-1 prevention was compared among HIV-1 uninfected women using DMPA versus no hormonal contraception and among HIV-1 uninfected men whose HIV-1 infected female partners used DMPA versus no hormonal contraception. Results Of 4747 HIV-1 serodiscordant couples, 901 HIV-1 uninfected women used DMPA at some point during follow-up, 1422 HIV-1 uninfected women used no hormonal contraception, 1568 HIV-1 uninfected men had female partners who used DMPA, and 2626 men had female partners who used no hormonal contraception. PrEP efficacy estimates for HIV-1 prevention, compared to placebo, were similar among women using DMPA and those using no hormonal contraception (64.7% and 75.5%, adjusted interaction p=0.65). Similarly, for men whose female partners used DMPA, PrEP efficacy did not differ from men whose partners used no hormonal contraception (90.0% versus 81.7%, adjusted interaction p=0.52). Conclusions PrEP is efficacious for HIV-1 prevention among women using DMPA and men whose partners use DMPA, suggesting PrEP could mitigate the potential increased HIV-1 acquisition and transmission risks that have been associated with DMPA use. Women at risk for HIV-1 choosing DMPA could maintain this contraceptive method and add PrEP to achieve prevention of unintended pregnancy and HIV-1. PMID:25493602

  6. Biochemistry of the tale transcription factors PREP, MEIS, and PBX in vertebrates

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    Wellik, Deneen; Torres, Miguel; Ros, Marian

    2014-01-01

    TALE (three amino acids loop extension) homeodomain transcription factors are required in various steps of embryo development, in many adult physiological functions, and are involved in important pathologies. This review focuses on the PREP, MEIS, and PBX sub-families of TALE factors and aims at giving information on their biochemical properties, i.e., structure, interactors, and interaction surfaces. Members of the three sets of protein form dimers in which the common partner is PBX but they can also directly interact with other proteins forming higher-order complexes, in particular HOX. Finally, recent advances in determining the genome-wide DNA-binding sites of PREP1, MEIS1, and PBX1, and their partial correspondence with the binding sites of some HOX proteins, are reviewed. These studies have generated a few general rules that can be applied to all members of the three gene families. PREP and MEIS recognize slightly different consensus sequences: PREP prefers to bind to promoters and to have PBX as a DNA-binding partner; MEIS prefers HOX as partner, and both PREP and MEIS drive PBX to their own binding sites. This outlines the clear individuality of the PREP and MEIS proteins, the former mostly devoted to basic cellular functions, the latter more to developmental functions. Developmental Dynamics 243:59–75, 2014. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:23873833

  7. COMPETENCIES DICTIONARY Contents Page

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    Bieber, Michael

    ....................................................................................2-3 Customer Focus/Service OrientationCOMPETENCIES DICTIONARY Contents Page Core Competencies Results Orientation/Project Management and Development .....................................................................11-12 Leadership Competencies

  8. SUMMER 2003 High Tech Becomes Small Tech

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    Bennett, Gisele

    , and exponential improvements in cost, speed, and energy of microelectronic devices. According to James D. Meindl.000,000,025 meters or 25 nanometers. With this milestone, microtechnology transitions to nanotechnology.The story that promises to propel Tech to the absolute forefront of micro and nanotechnology research. This awesome

  9. Entertainment Tech & science

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    Rogers, John A.

    Science Gadgets Internet Security Wireless Games Innovation Travel Weather Local news Browse Video PhotosCategories U.S. news World news Politics Business Sports Entertainment Health Tech & science Space

  10. 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.

  11. GirlTECH

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In response to a serious lack of women in computer science, GirlTECH works with teachers to promote the participation of girls and women. During GirlTECH's initial two-week training period, held each summer at Rice University in Houston, Texas, participating teachers from the Houston area receive intensive technology training and explore innovative teaching strategies that impact gender equity in the classroom.

  12. Geospatial Technology Competency Model National Panel (1 of 4)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site hosts an archived audio recording of the Department of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency Model Completion National Forum. The session was held at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, March 11-12, 2010. Hosted by GeoTech Center and led by David DiBiase. This is part 1 of 4.

  13. Geospatial Technology Competency Model National Panel (3 of 4)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site hosts an archived audio recording of the Department of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency Model Completion National Forum. The session was held at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, March 11-12, 2010. Hosted by GeoTech Center and led by David DiBiase. This is part 3 of 4.

  14. Geospatial Technology Competency Model National Panel (2 of 4)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site hosts an archived audio recording of the Department of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency Model Completion National Forum. The session was held at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, March 11-12, 2010. Hosted by GeoTech Center and led by David DiBiase. This is part 2 of 4.

  15. Geospatial Technology Competency Model National Panel (4 of 4)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site hosts an archived audio recording of the Department of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency Model Completion National Forum. The session was held at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, March 11-12, 2010. Hosted by GeoTech Center and led by David DiBiase. This is part 4 of 4.

  16. Method for the Assessment of Competence and the Definition of Deficiencies of Students in All Levels of the Curriculum.

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    Supernaw, Robert B.; Mehvar, Reza

    2002-01-01

    Describes major methods available for determination of cut scores or minimum competencies (the Nedeslsky and Angoff methods) and their application to annual assessments at Texas Tech School of Pharmacy. (EV)

  17. Religious competence as cultural competence

    PubMed Central

    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

  18. Assessing core competencies and their training demands for industrial safety and hygiene professional engineers in Taiwan

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F.-M. Hsieh; Y.-C. Yu; Y.-C. Lin; P.-J. Tsai

    2010-01-01

    This study was set out to investigate the contents of core competences and their training demands for industrial safety and hygiene professional engineers (ISHPEs). The contents of 7 core and 35 sub-core competences were developed and used to conduct field surveys to safety and health managers (SHMs) from two types of industry of the high-tech and traditional, respectively. Both the

  19. From Efficacy to Effectiveness: Facilitators and Barriers to PrEP Acceptability and Motivations for Adherence Among MSM and Transgender Women in New York City

    PubMed Central

    Gamarel, Kristi E.; Rendina, H. Jonathon; Surace, Anthony; Lelutiu-Weinberger, Corina L.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract This study examined potential facilitators and barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use and their association with PrEP acceptability and motivations for adherence among 184 MSM and transgender women living in New York City. Participants were presented with educational information about PrEP and completed a computerized survey. Overall, 55.4% of participants reported willingness to take PrEP. The most highly endorsed barriers to PrEP use were health concerns, including both long-term impacts and short-term side effects, questions about PrEP's impact on future drug resistance, and concerns that PrEP does not provide complete protection against HIV. The most highly endorsed facilitator was free access to PrEP, followed by access to support services such as regular HIV testing, sexual health care/monitoring, and access to one-on-one counseling. Participants of color rated both barriers and facilitators as more important than their White counterparts. In multivariate models, barrier and facilitator scores significantly predicted not only PrEP acceptability, but also motivation for PrEP adherence among those who were likely to use PrEP. PrEP implementation programs should consider addressing these barriers and facilitators in protocol and policy development. Findings underscore the importance of support services, such as sexual health counseling, to the success of PrEP as a prevention strategy. PMID:23565928

  20. Competent psychopharmacology.

    PubMed

    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

  1. Competent Psychopharmacology

    PubMed Central

    Gardner, David M

    2014-01-01

    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

  2. Surveillance indicators for potential reduced exposure products (PREPs): developing survey items to measure awareness

    PubMed Central

    Bogen, Karen; Biener, Lois; Garrett, Catherine A; Allen, Jane; Cummings, K Michael; Hartman, Anne; Marcus, Stephen; McNeill, Ann; O'Connor, Richard J; Parascandola, Mark; Pederson, Linda

    2009-01-01

    Background Over the past decade, tobacco companies have introduced cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products (known as Potential Reduced Exposure Products, PREPs) with purportedly lower levels of some toxins than conventional cigarettes and smokeless products. It is essential that public health agencies monitor awareness, interest, use, and perceptions of these products so that their impact on population health can be detected at the earliest stages. Methods This paper reviews and critiques existing strategies for measuring awareness of PREPs from 16 published and unpublished studies. From these measures, we developed new surveillance items and subjected them to two rounds of cognitive testing, a common and accepted method for evaluating questionnaire wording. Results Our review suggests that high levels of awareness of PREPs reported in some studies are likely to be inaccurate. Two likely sources of inaccuracy in awareness measures were identified: 1) the tendency of respondents to misclassify "no additive" and "natural" cigarettes as PREPs and 2) the tendency of respondents to mistakenly report awareness as a result of confusion between PREPs brands and similarly named familiar products, for example, Eclipse chewing gum and Accord automobiles. Conclusion After evaluating new measures with cognitive interviews, we conclude that as of winter 2006, awareness of reduced exposure products among U.S. smokers was likely to be between 1% and 8%, with the higher estimates for some products occurring in test markets. Recommended measurement strategies for future surveys are presented. PMID:19840394

  3. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY HANDBOOK FOR

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    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY HANDBOOK FOR STUDENT WORK STUDY FOR USE WITH INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS WORK by Louisiana Tech University, Division of Financial Aid to assist in answering many of the questions student provide policies and guidelines relative to the Student Work Study programs at Louisiana Tech University

  4. GEAR Tech-21 Geographic Coordinates

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    Farritor, Shane

    GEAR Tech-21 Geographic Coordinates Throughout the activity, look for and record the definitions and two others on the grid below: Important Terms #12;GEAR Tech-21 Geographic Coordinates How Far Are They: Miles: #12;GEAR Tech-21 Geographic Coordinates Try It! Use the Satellites page on your handheld GPS

  5. 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.

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

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    Extraction of Genomic DNA ­ GTC Method Genomic DNA preps are useful for a number of applications including PCR and Southern analysis. The following protocol for the GTC (guanidine thiocynate) method is a relatively faster protocol then the following CTAB Genomic DNA prep, but the yield of DNA can be variable

  7. 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

  8. TeacherTECH

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    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.

  9. TechCrunch

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2013-01-01

    For tech junkies and others, TechCrunch is a great way to stay up-to-date with developments on new technologies, computer systems, mobile devices, software, and a wide array of tech-related matters. On the top of the homepage, visitors can check out Hot Topics, which might feature anything from updates from Microsoft to venture capital funding developments for new web-applications. On the right-hand side of the screen, visitors can look over the Trending Stories, which track some of the latest news from the industry. The What You Missed section features key pieces of business news that might have escaped the attention of those who have not visited the site recently. Further along, the Product Guides offer detailed profiles of smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, laptops, and headphones. The site is rounded out by a place where visitors can sign up to receive a daily newsletter.

  10. Tech Stars Scholarship Program

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    Seek grant funding for scholarships that target engineering technology. Unique scholarships and associated benefits will help differentiate your program from others. The Tech Stars program at Florence-Darlington Technical College is a successful example of this strategy. The loan-to-own laptop computer feature of this scholarship program is resulting in higher enrollments and more full-time students in the target majors. Tech Star students must agree to certain guidelines to receive the laptop or awards used for books, tuition or computer technology certification fees.

  11. TechDictionary.com

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    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.

  12. Tech Apprentice Program

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    This resource from Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) provides information about the center's tech apprentice program. The internship program allows high school students to work a seven-week paid internship at a company in the Boston area. Over fifty companies have participated, and a variety of different fields have been represented including financial services, healthcare and information technology. This page also includes publications and resources such as a downloadable resume template for students, tech apprentice manuals for high school and community college students and other documents.

  13. Michigan Tech Volcanoes

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    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.

  14. Ten Top Tech Trends

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    McLester, Susan

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the major technical issues, products, and practices of the day. The top ten tech trends are listed and discussed. These include: (1) data mining; (2) cyberbullying; (3) 21st century skills; (4) digital content; (5) learning at leisure; (6) personal responders; (7) mobile tools; (8) bandwidth; (9) open-source…

  15. Entertainment Tech & science

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    Rogers, John A.

    Events Olympics Elections Categories U.S. news World news Politics Business Sports Entertainment Health Tech & science Science Space Gadgets Internet Wireless Games Security Innovation Travel Browse Weather Local news Video Photos Community Disable Fly-out Marketplace Credit Score $0 at Credit

  16. Virginia Tech Corn Silage

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    1 Virginia Tech Corn Silage Testing 2011 Virginia Coopera ve Extension programs and employment Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg. CSES-1 #12;2 THE 2011 VIRGINIA CORN SILAGE HYBRID TRIALS..............................................................................................................................................................2 Companies participating in the 2011 Corn Silage Hybrid Trials

  17. 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…

  18. Summer Professional Development in Chemistry for Inservice Teachers Using OWL Quick Prep

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    Powell, Cynthia B.; Pamplin, Kim L.; Blake, Robert E.; Mason, Diana S.

    2010-01-01

    Secondary teachers participating in summer professional development chemistry workshops in Texas used an online chemistry tutoring program, OWL Quick Prep (Day et al. in OWL: Online Web-based Learning, Brooks-Cole Cengage Learning, Florence, KY, 1997) as a part of the inservice training. Self-reported demographic data were used to identify factors…

  19. School Science Prep Room Designs Fail to Deliver--A Special Report

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    Hammond, James; Piggott, Andy

    2010-01-01

    A special report has been published aimed at reducing the number of poorly designed and equipped prep rooms specified by architects who have little or no experience in what is a very specialised area. Produced by school science equipment manufacturer, Gratnells, this report is the first step of its new "Architect Connection" initiative, a…

  20. Preliminary Investigation of the Advertising and Availability of PREPs, the New “Safe” Tobacco Products

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    Norval Hickman; Elizabeth A. Klonoff; Hope Landrine; Kennon Kashima; Bina Parekh; Senaida Fernandez; KaMala Thomas; Catherine Brouillard; Michele Zolezzi; Jennifer Jensen; Zorahna Weslowski

    2004-01-01

    The tobacco industry recently introduced a new set of “safe” cigarettes and nicotine delivery devices that purportedly entail reduced tobacco-related disease risk due to their lower level of some carcinogens and toxins. Little is know about the biological impact of these potential reduced exposure products (PREPs) and nothing is known about their advertising and availability. Hence, two pilot studies were

  1. Moving beyond Test-Prep Pedagogy: Dialoguing with Multicultural Preservice Teachers for a Quality Education

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    Rodríguez, Louie F.

    2013-01-01

    In a "post-NCLB era," the schooling experiences of mostly low-income students of color continue to be consumed by a test-prep pedagogy--narrowed curriculum, low expectations, and ignored relationships. In this article the author describes a pedagogical approach using educational dialogues to engage preservice teachers to critically…

  2. Appendix C: Background and Methodology for Alternative Certification Pilot. [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. 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…

  3. A Culture of High Expectations: Teacher Leadership at Pritzker College Prep

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    Aspen Institute, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Relying on teachers as culture leaders is a solution embraced by many high-performing charter schools. This profile focuses on the design of the Grade Level Lead roles at Pritzker College Prep, a member of the Noble Network of Schools in Chicago. The successes of this school and network are well-documented: Of non-selective public high schools in…

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

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    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…

  5. Development and Evaluation of a Prep Course for Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistants at a Research University

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    Marbach-Ad, Gili; Schaefer, Kathryn L.; Kumi, Bryna C.; Friedman, Lee A.; Thompson, Katerina V.; Doyle, Michael P.

    2012-01-01

    This study describes the development and evaluation of a prep course for chemistry graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). The course was developed around three major goals: (i) building a community for new GTAs and socializing them into the department; (ii) modeling teaching with well-documented, innovative teaching and learning techniques; and…

  6. Is Vocational Education Still Necessary? Investigating the Educational Effectiveness of the College Prep Curriculum.

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    Gray, Kenneth; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Transcripts and a survey from college prep graduates of public high schools showed 46% did not graduate with academically competitive credentials. Of these students, 51% completed three years of math, 62% went no higher than biology, average Scholastic Aptitude Test scores were 754. They were more likely to attend community or technical college,…

  7. Including an Exam P/1 Prep Course in a Growing Actuarial Science Program

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    Wakefield, Thomas P.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe the actuarial science program at our university and the development of a course to enhance students' problem solving skills while preparing them for Exam P/1 of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuary Society (CAS). The Exam P/1 prep course, formally titled Mathematical Foundations of…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

  9. 77 FR 10542 - Revision of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-22

    ...testing of oil spill response plans of certain...PREP Guidelines to reflect changes to regulations...activities and recent response activities. The...the name of the individual submitting the comment...Preparedness for Response Exercise Program...again in order to reflect agency...

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

    PubMed

    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. Applied Biology and Chemistry. Course Materials: Chemistry 111, 112, 113, 114. Seattle Tech Prep Applied Academics Project.

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    South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.

    This publication contains materials for four courses in Applied Biology/Chemistry 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…

  12. Louisiana Tech University EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Part II EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN FOR FACULTY AND STAFF OCTOBER 2012 ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Louisiana Tech University Incident Commander of an emergency or natural disaster that occurs within Louisiana Tech University or the general area and impacts

  13. 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.

  14. CleanTech Meets BioTech August 25, 2009

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    Puglisi, Joseph

    CleanTech Meets BioTech August 25, 2009 Stanford University School ofStanford University School?y · Cleantech and Biotech · Mendel BiotechnologyMendel Biotechnology #12;What is the Cleantech Industry? · New ) · Calistoga · Macusight· Macusight · Aviir · UC Berkeley #12;Cleantech and Biotech · Energy Biosciences Inc

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Tailored combination prevention packages and PrEP for young key populations

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    Pettifor, Audrey; Nguyen, Nadia L; Celum, Connie; Cowan, Frances M; Go, Vivian; Hightow-Weidman, Lisa

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Young key populations, defined in this article as men who have sex with men, transgender persons, people who sell sex and people who inject drugs, are at particularly high risk for HIV. Due to the often marginalized and sometimes criminalized status of young people who identify as members of key populations, there is a need for HIV prevention packages that account for the unique and challenging circumstances they face. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is likely to become an important element of combination prevention for many young key populations. Objective In this paper, we discuss important challenges to HIV prevention among young key populations, identify key components of a tailored combination prevention package for this population and examine the role of PrEP in these prevention packages. Methods We conducted a comprehensive review of the evidence to date on prevention strategies, challenges to prevention and combination prevention packages for young key populations. We focused specifically on the role of PrEP in these prevention packages and on young people under the age of 24, and 18 in particular. Results and discussion Combination prevention packages that include effective, acceptable and scalable behavioural, structural and biologic interventions are needed for all key populations to prevent new HIV infections. Interventions in these packages should meaningfully involve beneficiaries in the design and implementation of the intervention, and take into account the context in which the intervention is being delivered to thoughtfully address issues of stigma and discrimination. These interventions will likely be most effective if implemented in conjunction with strategies to facilitate an enabling environment, including increasing access to HIV testing and health services for PrEP and other prevention strategies, decriminalizing key populations’ practices, increasing access to prevention and care, reducing stigma and discrimination, and fostering community empowerment. PrEP could offer a highly effective, time-limited primary prevention for young key populations if it is implemented in combination with other programs to increase access to health services and encourage the reliable use of PrEP while at risk of HIV exposure. Conclusions Reductions in HIV incidence will only be achieved through the implementation of combinations of interventions that include biomedical and behavioural interventions, as well as components that address social, economic and other structural factors that influence HIV prevention and transmission. PMID:25724507

  18. Are Thai MSM Willing to Take PrEP for HIV Prevention? An Analysis of Attitudes, Preferences and Acceptance

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    Ananworanich, Jintanat; Gomez, Gabriela B.; Hallett, Timothy B.; Dybul, Mark R.; Piot, Peter

    2013-01-01

    Objective We aimed to understand the attitudes, preferences and acceptance of oral and parenteral PrEP among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Thailand. Background Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the use of antiretrovirals to prevent HIV acquisition, has shown promising results in recent trials. To assess the potential impact of this new HIV prevention method, in addition to efficacy data, we need to understand which psychosocial factors are likely to determine its uptake among members of potential user groups. Methods and Findings Surveys of willingness to use PrEP products were administered to MSM. Spearman’s rank tests were used to uncover associations between questionnaire items. Mann-Whitney tests were performed to ascertain differences between groups. Conjoint analysis was used to examine the attitudes and preferences of MSM towards PrEP attributes. Most participants were willing to consider taking PrEP (39.2% “yes, definitely” and 49.2% “yes, probably”) and perceived PrEP as giving them new possibilities in their lives (38.5% “a lot of hope” and 55.8% “some hope”), even after being instructed of potential side effects and costs. HIV testing was considered the most important attribute and a daily pill and longer lasting injection in the arm were the preferred routes of administration. Conclusions Despite its multiple challenges, MSM in Thailand would be willing to take PrEP, even if they had to experience inconvenience and expense. If PrEP were to be implemented in Thailand, our findings show that its uptake could be considerable. PMID:23342121

  19. Planning a Successful Tech Show

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    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…

  20. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

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    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY PURCHASING DEPARTMENT CARDHOLDER ENROLLMENT FORM New Change Delete Only Hierarchy: Level 1 5511616 State of Louisiana Level 2 0000002 Non-ISIS Agencies Level 3 0011904 Louisiana Tech University Level 4 ____________ Vice President for each Division Level 5 ____________ Deans

  1. Michigan Tech Fund Financial Statements

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    misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessmentsMichigan Tech Fund Financial Statements For the Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 #12;Michigan Tech Fund Financial Statement Contents For the Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 Pages Independent

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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 separation were further purified by Prep-HPLC. Nine well-separated fractions were analyzed by HPLC-UV absorption spectrometry to determine their purities and characterized with ESI-MSn. Except for peaksland VII (unknown) seven compounds were identified as apocynin (peak II), mangiferin (peak III), 7-O-methylmangiferin (peak IV), hispidulin (peak V), 3?-hydroxyltectoridin (peak VI), iristectorin B (peak VII), isoiridin (peak IX). PMID:21552369

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

    PubMed

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

    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 separation were further purified by Prep-HPLC. Nine well-separated fractions were analyzed by HPLC-UV absorption spectrometry to determine their purities and characterized with ESI-MS(n). Except for peaksland VII (unknown) seven compounds were identified as apocynin (peak II), mangiferin (peak III), 7-O-methylmangiferin (peak IV), hispidulin (peak V), 3'-hydroxyltectoridin (peak VI), iristectorin B (peak VII), isoiridin (peak IX). PMID:21552369

  4. Geospatial Technology Competency Model

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    The Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) is depicted as a pyramid with nine tiers. This depiction illustrates how occupational and industry competencies build on a foundation of personal effectiveness, academic, and workplace competencies. Each tier consists of one or more blocks representing the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential for successful performance in the industry or occupation represented by the model. At the base of the model, competencies apply to a large number of occupations and industries. As a user moves up the model, the competencies become industry- and occupation-specific. This document specifies competencies required for worker success in the geospatial industry, from the most general Personal Effectiveness Competencies (Tier 1) to the sector-specific competencies presented in Tier 5. Additional occupation-specific competencies and requirements (Tiers 6-8), as well as management competencies (Tier 9) are beyond the scope of this document. Expected uses of the GTCM include career guidance, curriculum development and assessment, recruitment and hiring, continuing professional development, criteria for voluntary certification, and outreach efforts intended to communicate characteristics of the geospatial field to the public. GTCM users should bear in mind that the pyramid framework is not intended to suggest a sequence of competency attainment or that certain competencies are of greater value or higher skill than others. The body of the GTCM is a table that contains definitions and associated key behaviors for each competency block depicted in the pyramid.

  5. 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…

  6. The SP_PREP Data Preparation Package for the Hinode Spectro-Polarimeter

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lites, B. W.; Ichimoto, K.

    2013-04-01

    The Hinode/Spectro-Polarimeter (SP) is the first space-borne precision spectro-polarimeter for the study of solar phenomena. It is primarily intended for measuring the solar photospheric vector magnetic field at high spatial and spectral resolution. This objective requires that the data are calibrated and conditioned to a high degree of precision. We describe how the calibration package SP_PREP for the SP operates.

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

    PubMed Central

    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

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Registered Nurse (Associate Degree).

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    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…

  12. Pharmacy Technologist.

    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 pharmacy technologist, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 16 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the occupation of pharmacy technologist. The following skill areas…

  13. Histotechnologist.

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    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 histotechnologist, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 13 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the areas of histology and phlebotomy. The following skill areas are…

  14. Dental Hygienist.

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    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 dental hygienist, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 13 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 9 units specific to the occupation of dental hygienist. The following skill areas are covered in…

  15. Dental Laboratory Technician.

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    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 dental laboratory technician, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 13 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 8 units to the occupation of dental laboratory technician. The following skill areas…

  16. Radiographer.

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    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…

  17. Innovations @ Georgia Tech

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    2003-01-01

    Some of the most interesting, high-tech research and development efforts are brought to light at this site of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The February 2003 featured story discusses work in "computer-based, low vision technologies that can automatically adapt, or morph themselves, to suit the visual capabilities of individual users." Targeted at people with macular degeneration, these devices would be a significant advancement over current vision aids. Three other stories are maintained in an archive. One describes research in blue laser technology, which will soon be used in ultra-high density DVD applications. The other two stories feature aware home research and wearable computing.

  18. TechRepublic

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    C|net's TechRepublic is a convenient, one stop compendium of its web developer information. Articles from various c|net locations are compiled in the topics of web authoring, graphics and design, servers, hosting & hardware, and marketing and management. Latest articles appear at the top of the page in a section called Top of the Stack. Builder News compiles relevant articles from News.com (discussed in the September 6, 1996 Scout Report), and software reviews are also available. C|net, an acknowledged master at repackaging its content in creative, useful, and profitable ways, looks to have another winner on its hands.

  19. GeoTech Center

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    GeoTech Center is a National Center of Excellence from NSF's Advanced Technological Education initiative. Its goals are to: "Create a national clearinghouse of exemplary geospatial curriculum materials, resources and national services; Increase the capacity to educate geospatial technicians through new partnerships and collaborations; Increase the quantity, quality and diversity of geospatial technicians to meet U.S. workforce needs; Provide a unifying voice for geospatial technology education interests in organizations, industry and government; and Increase the number of community and technical college geospatial faculty and secondary school teachers participating in geospatial professional development."

  20. Assessing competence in nursing.

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    Murrells, Trevor; Robinson, Sarah; Griffiths, Peter

    2009-07-01

    New pre- and post-registration nursing competencies are being developed, yet there is much debate about how to define and assess competence. This article outlines some of the features of the current debate. PMID:19639905

  1. Competencies: A New Sector.

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    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)

  2. Putting Competencies to Work.

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    Zemke, Ron; Zemke, Susan

    1999-01-01

    Competency modeling is an attempt to describe work and jobs in a broader, more comprehensive way. Some organizations are restructuring their performance-management systems (interviewing, selecting, developing, rewarding, recognizing) around competence models. (SK)

  3. Connectionism, Competence, and Explanation 

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    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 ...

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

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    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.

  5. The application of cultural and social capital: a study of the 25th year reunion entries of prep school and public school graduates of Yale College

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    Richard L. Zweigenhaft

    1992-01-01

    This article compares the post-college experiences of graduates of elite prep schools, non-elite prep schools and public schools who attended Yale College in the early 1960s. Drawing on previous research, and on Bourdieu's theory of social reproduction, it was hypothesized that Yale graduates who had attended public secondary schools would be more likely than Yale graduates who had attended prep

  6. Perioperative nursing competency.

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    Stobinski, James X

    2008-09-01

    OR managers face increasing pressure to ensure nursing competency. Subspecialty education programs provide a critical foundation upon which eventual clinical competency will be built, but the relationship between competency and clinical performance is not yet well understood. A variety of perioperative nursing subspecialty programs are described in the literature. These programs were examined in the context of the theoretical connection between education, clinical experience, and nursing competency. PMID:18790102

  7. Competencies: a new sector

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    Monica Brophy; Tony Kiely

    2002-01-01

    Outlines the processes involved in the development of a competency based framework for use by middle managers of three-star Irish hotels within rooms division and the food and beverage department. Secondary research provides an overview of existing generic competency models. Competency models and frameworks have been applied and customised across a broad range of industry sectors. Seeks to address the

  8. Specifying and Refining Competencies.

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    Houston, W. Robert

    In discussing the importance of a competency based approach to teacher education and potential concerns for program integrity, four points are emphasized: (1) In Competency Based Education (CBE), stated competencies define all other program elements; (2) Many programs do not possess internal consistency, integrity, or external validity; (3) CBE…

  9. Adaptive Evaluation Based on Competencies

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    Silvia M. Baldiris; Ramón Fabregat Gesa

    The lifelong competence development and transfer of competencies acquisition is a tendency of global world and specifically for e-learning.. Generally, an instructional based-competence process consists in four single sub-processes, the competence definition, competence development, competence assessment process and certification. This paper presents a competence-based adaptive assessment process for judging competence of learners in the context of a virtual learning environment.

  10. 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.

  11. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

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    The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is the institution's largest university-level research center. The organization is "dedicated to conducting research to save lives, save time, and save money." On their homepage, visitors can read the "Spotlight on VTTI" to get some highlights about their work including focus on transportation and an aging population and other topics as of late. Transportation fanatics won't want to miss the Publications area hosting dozens of papers on technical topics such as map-based navigation, dynamic roadway signage, and military vehicles. Visitors can also read their annual reports, learn about employment opportunities, and check out the Virginia Smart Road, which is their closed, state-of-the-art, test-bed research facility.

  12. Tech transfer outreach

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    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.

  13. Universities, the US High Tech Advantage, and the Process of Globalization. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.8.2008

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    Douglass, John Aubrey

    2008-01-01

    Research universities throughout the world are part of a larger effort by nation-states to bolster science and technological innovation and compete economically. The US remains highly competitive as a source of High Tech (HT) innovation because of a number of market positions, many the result of long term investments in institutions such as…

  14. Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention of HIV in serodiscordant heterosexual couples in the United States: opportunities and challenges.

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    McMahon, James M; Myers, Julie E; Kurth, Ann E; Cohen, Stephanie E; Mannheimer, Sharon B; Simmons, Janie; Pouget, Enrique R; Trabold, Nicole; Haberer, Jessica E

    2014-09-01

    Oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a promising new biomedical prevention approach in which HIV-negative individuals are provided with daily oral antiretroviral medication for the primary prevention of HIV-1. Several clinical trials have demonstrated efficacy of oral PrEP for HIV prevention among groups at high risk for HIV, with adherence closely associated with level of risk reduction. In the United States (US), three groups have been prioritized for initial implementation of PrEP-injection drug users, men who have sex with men at substantial risk for HIV, and HIV-negative partners within serodiscordant heterosexual couples. Numerous demonstration projects involving PrEP implementation among MSM are underway, but relatively little research has been devoted to study PrEP implementation in HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples in the US. Such couples face a unique set of challenges to PrEP implementation at the individual, couple, and provider level with regard to PrEP uptake and maintenance, adherence, safety and toxicity, clinical monitoring, and sexual risk behavior. Oral PrEP also provides new opportunities for serodiscordant couples and healthcare providers for primary prevention and reproductive health. This article provides a review of the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities involved in the implementation of oral PrEP among HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples in the US. PMID:25045996

  15. 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

  16. 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…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    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. Learning Intercultural Communication Competence.

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    Beamer, Linda

    1992-01-01

    Proposes a model for learning and training for intercultural communication competence. Discusses the five levels of the model. Presents five categories of questions to challenge cultural stereotypes. (RS)

  20. 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

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

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    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

  2. Non-prep restoration of an ankylosed incisor: A case report.

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    Piwowarczyk, Andree; Blum, Jasmin; Abendroth, Holger

    2015-01-01

    Dental restorations without tooth preparation are among today's more advanced treatment options. This article presents the case of a young man who was treated with a non-prep laminate veneer that provided 3.5 mm of incisal elongation. A Photoshop assessment and functional evaluation, as well as a wax-up and mock-up, were used during pre-prosthetic planning. A combination of pressable and feldspathic ceramics was used as a restorative material, which was applied to the tooth surface without any preparation of dental hard tissue. An ideal functional and esthetic restoration was achieved thanks to close collaboration between the patient, the dentist, and the technician. PMID:25642458

  3. Louisiana Tech University Some Basic Facts

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Some Basic Facts 2007 - 2011 #12;LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic of Louisiana System #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Section I Organizational Chart.......................................................................................................................16 By Parish, Louisiana

  4. Louisiana Tech University Some Basic Facts

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Some Basic Facts 2006 - 2010 #12;LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic of Louisiana System #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Section I Organizational Chart.......................................................................................................................16 By Parish, Louisiana

  5. Louisiana Tech University Some Basic Facts

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Some Basic Facts 2004 - 2008 #12;LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic of Louisiana System #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Section I Section II Section III Section IV Enrollment Information........................................................................................................16 By Parish, Louisiana

  6. Louisiana Tech University Some Basic Facts

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Some Basic Facts 2005 - 2009 #12;LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic of Louisiana System #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Section I Organizational Chart.......................................................................................................................16 By Parish, Louisiana

  7. 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

  8. Competence, Curriculum, and Control.

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    Jackson, Nancy S.

    1988-01-01

    Draws upon a case study of a community college program review to examine the application of a competency-based approach to the process of curriculum design. Suggests that competency-based curriculum development shifts the basis for decision making from teacher knowledge to an objectified accounting system of employers and curriculum technicians.…

  9. Global Managers' Career Competencies

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    Cappellen, Tineke; Janssens, Maddy

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: This study aims to empirically examine the career competencies of global managers having world-wide coordination responsibility: knowing-why, knowing-how and knowing-whom career competencies. Design/methodology/approach: Based on in-depth interviews with 45 global managers, the paper analyzes career stories from a content analysis…

  10. Quality Circle Competencies.

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    Reeves, Cecil

    The assessment instrument to be used with seven monographs relating to quality circles, this booklet is used to evaluate quality circle competencies for participants attending Quality Circle Training Institutes. The assessment instrument contains nine competency areas for evaluating effectiveness of participants on a scale from 1 (ineffective) to…

  11. Drafting. Competency Based Curriculum.

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    Everly, Al; And Others

    This competency based drafting curriculum is presented in seven specialization sections with units in each section containing a competency statement, performance objective, learning activities, evaluation, and quiz or problem sheets. Some units also contain answer sheets and/or handout sheets. Sections and number of units presented are (1) basic…

  12. Curriculum Competencies, 1984.

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    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…

  13. Assessing competencies in rheumatology.

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    Dacre, J; Haq, I

    2005-01-01

    Assessment of competencies in rheumatology is difficult, but possible, and is an important part of the evaluation of practising clinicians, helping to prevent poor performance. Competencies are currently assessed by the Royal College of Physicians, the General Medical Council, and the National Clinical Assessment Authority. PMID:15458957

  14. Cultural competence in hospice

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    Ardith Z. Doorenbos; Stephanie Myers Schim

    2004-01-01

    Research shows that ethnic minorities access hospice care significantly less often than Caucasians. In part, this has been attributed to the lack of cultural competence among hospice staff. To assess cultural competence among hospice workers, this article evaluates the results of a descriptive, exploratory survey that was submitted to 125 interdisciplinary hospice employees and completed by 113 of those employees.

  15. Learning Intercultural Communication Competence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Linda Beamer

    1992-01-01

    Intercultural communication competence is the ability to encode and decode meanings in matches that correspond to the meanings held in the other communicator's repository. A review of intercultural training literature shows little attention has been given to how to acquire this competence for business purposes. This paper proposes a model for learning and training. The model has five levels: (a)

  16. Competencies and Their Assessment

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    Drisko, James W.

    2014-01-01

    This article explores competencies and methods for their assessment in higher education and in social work's accreditation standards. Many contemporary policy and educational accreditation efforts employ the model of competency assessment. The current emphasis on accountability in higher education, including the Council on Social Work…

  17. Texas Tech University Department of Chemical Engineering

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    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. Louisiana Tech University Office of the Comptroller

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University Office of the Comptroller Frequently Asked Travel Questions TRAVEL REGULATIONS 1. Does Louisiana Tech University have its own travel regulations? The State of Louisiana travel regulations (PPM 49) apply to all state agencies. As stated in University Policy 5401, Louisiana Tech

  19. Louisiana Tech University EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

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    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. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Intellectual Property 101

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    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

  1. 29 August 2011 2011 TECH TITAN

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    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. Georgia Tech Research Institute

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has been a government and industry partner since 1934 and has branches throughout the United States and Ireland. Visitors will definitely want to click on the "Industry Solutions" on the homepage to get an idea of the industries GTRI works in, such as "Health and Human Systems", "Energy/Environment", and "Information and Communications Technologies". Visitors can click on any of the links to browse case studies in that industry. In "Health and Human Systems", there is a case study of a breath test to detect breast cancer, products made easier to use by people with arthritis and a "purpose-built" law enforcement vehicle. Users of the site interested in reading materials from their historical publication archive, such as "The Research Engineer", published between 1956 and 1961, should click on "Newsroom", to get to the link. There is also a video, called "The Solution Institution" made for GTRI's 75th anniversary, which provides a history of the institution that is "filled with intrigue, innovation, and impact."

  3. Effectiveness of the ThinPrep Imaging System: clinical experience in a low risk screening population.

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    Papillo, Jacalyn L; St John, Timothy L; Leiman, Gladwyn

    2008-03-01

    The Cytyc ThinPrep Imaging System was FDA approved based on a multi-institutional clinical trial, in which the HSIL+ prevalence rate was 0.7%. This study determines the effectiveness of the Imager in clinical practice at an academic medical center with a historical HSIL+ rate of 0.25%. Cytological interpretations were compared for two 12-month periods pre- and post-Imager implementation. Data was compiled by cytologic diagnoses, and variations in prevalence rates were analyzed for statistical significance. Interpretations of ASC-US, ASC-H, and LSIL were correlated with Digene Hybrid Capture2 High Risk HPV DNA testing; interpretations of ASC-H, LSIL, and HSIL+ were correlated with subsequent surgical follow-up. ASC-US, ASC-H, and LSIL detection rates increased 34, 48, and 29%, respectively, with the Imager (P<0.001); whereas the detection of HSIL increased 24% (P<0.051). Surgical correlation revealed no statistical differences in the positive predictive value (PPV) for ASC-H and LSIL. However, an increase in the PPV of HSIL was found (P<0.05). High risk HPV results were lower for ASC-US (P<0.001), but statistically equivalent for ASC-H and LSIL. Results of surgical correlation and HPV testing validated an increase in detection rates of ASC-H, LSIL, and HSIL, as well as increased PPV of HSIL with the ThinPrep Imaging System. PMID:18232005

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

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    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).

  5. High-tech facelift.

    PubMed

    Ramirez, O M

    1998-01-01

    Recent technological advances in our specialty have made us reappraise the way we approach facial rejuvenation. Some of these technological interfaces have made it possible, in the author's experience, to improve results and to tackle difficult aesthetic problems. The purpose of this paper is to report how we combine these technological advances in an effort to improve the aesthetic outcomes. These technological advances are: laser skin resurfacing, endoscopy, newer fat grafting procedures, and new alloplastic materials for bone augmentation. Other technological advances are consultations via the Internet, computer imaging for simulation of possible outcomes, etc. Endoscopy is routinely used in our facial rejuvenative procedures, almost always for the forehead, often for the midface and less often for the neck. Fat grafting procedures using newly adapted concepts are used for the brow, glabella, tear trough deformity, cheeks, lips, chin, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and other areas of soft tissue depressions apparent before or after the lifting procedures. This has allowed us to restore the tridimensional volume and treat the soft tissue atrophy. Patients with significant skeletal soft tissue disproportion due to aging, loss of dentition, prior trauma or congenital defects may receive one or more of the following implants: glabella, cheek, piriformis, angle of the mandible, mandibular body glove type of implant, prejawl implant, chin overlay or a glove type of implant. Our preference is for a porous polyethylene material because of its tissue ingrowth inductiveness. Individuals who have damaged skin due to solar exposure, aging, smoking, etc., may receive Ultrapulse CO2 laser resurfacing at the same operative setting (more often) or in a delayed fashion. The Versapulse laser is also needed for the treatment of some skin changes secondary to aging such as telangiectasias (Variable Pulse Green) and brown spots (Q-Switch 532). The high-tech facelift has allowed us to treat the severely damaged skin, fat atrophy, bone atrophy in many patients, at the same time that the lifting procedure is performed. This provides a more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. The combination of different techniques and technologies maximizes the effectiveness and minimizes the potential side effects of each one. Scars in the forehead and scalp are avoided. Incision and fat removal in the lower eyelid are often unnecessary. It provides a more precise vertical lifting with correction of the tear trough deformity and gives a tridimensional restoration of the facial volume. The facial disharmony is treated at every level starting from the facial skeletal support to the most external envelope (skin). Over 200 patients have been treated this way with a minimal rate of complications. The high-tech facial rejuvenation has allowed us to improve the surgical results of our patients compared with previous isolated techniques. The combination of each one of the techniques require a precise understanding of the limits and benefits of each. Case examples of the different combinations will be shown. PMID:9767696

  6. Continuing competency: what's ahead?

    PubMed

    Burns, Betty

    2009-01-01

    State boards of nursing, national nursing certification organizations, and employers have made a concerted effort to identify a means to assess continuing competency of nurses. In the past decade, there has been a heightened focus on patient safety initiatives, the need for greater transparency in the regulatory process, and consumer demand for development of methods to determine the ongoing qualifications of healthcare professionals. This article will discuss the public policy origins of the continuing competency issue, the potential complications of implementation, identification of some current organizational efforts, and what future implications the issue of continuing competency holds for the healthcare community, nursing profession, and the individual nurse. PMID:19704289

  7. High Tech, Low Tech and Education. Sociology of the School.

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    Watkins, Peter

    Designed to provide a link between academic thought and research and the practice of teaching, this monograph explores the appropriate educational response to technological change. The central argument of this study is that future job opportunities will lie essentially with low tech jobs, i.e., traditional, basic, industrial jobs, rather than the…

  8. Well-Tech Award 2008 Well-Tech Award 2007

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    ://www.well-tech.it/_nuovo%20sito_/anteprima%202009/anteprima_2009_acce.html #12;ACCESSIBILITY Protesi di nuova generazione che farlo diventare il più naturale possibile, cercando un perfetto equilibrio tra protesi e corpo. Able - B Protesi di nuova generazione che punta ad ottimizzare comfort, propriocezione, andatura, postura, estetica

  9. PROBLEM SET 3/Quiz prep Ocean Math OC569A P.B. Rhines out: Sat. 30 Nov.

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    PROBLEM SET 3/Quiz prep Ocean Math OC569A P.B. Rhines out: Sat. 30 Nov. back: at final Monday 9 Dec to check your result. Describe the variance spectrum, |F(k)|2 and its power law, comparing with that of the periodic square wave found in lectures. 2. The fundamental mode of a vibrating string, which extends from x

  10. School rituals as educational contexts: symbolizing the world, others, and self in Waldorf and college prep schools

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    Mary E. Henry

    1992-01-01

    This paper examines school rituals as educational contexts. Rituals in two private schools, an elite preparatory school and a Waldorf school, are compared. The schools were studied through extended fieldwork over a school year. School rituals and related symbolic relationships serve to orient participants in schools to particular world?views. College Prep is shown to foster an instrumental?rational way of perceiving

  11. Whose Values? Reflections of a New England Prep School Teacher: A Study of Values and the American Independent School.

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    Bernache-Baker, Barbara

    The research reported in this book was conducted at college preparatory schools claiming to play a major role in shaping the values of those who attend them. The area of human sexuality is studied to determine if significant differences exist between the values-based attitudes and behavior of students who had attended prep schools and their public…

  12. The Impact of Patient Race on Clinical Decisions Related to Prescribing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Assumptions About Sexual Risk Compensation and Implications for Access

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    Calabrese, Sarah K.; Earnshaw, Valerie A.; Underhill, Kristen; Hansen, Nathan B.; Dovidio, John F.

    2014-01-01

    Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has received increasing recognition as a viable prescription-based intervention for people at risk for HIV acquisition. However, little is known about racial biases affecting healthcare providers’ willingness to prescribe PrEP. This investigation sought to explore medical students’ stereotypes about sexual risk compensation among Black versus White men who have sex with men seeking PrEP, and the impact of such stereotypes on willingness to prescribe PrEP. An online survey presented participants (n = 102) with a clinical vignette of a PrEP-seeking, HIV-negative man with an HIV-positive male partner. Patient race was systematically manipulated. Participants reported predictions about patient sexual risk compensation, willingness to prescribe PrEP, and other clinical judgments. Bootstrapping analyses revealed that the Black patient was rated as more likely than the White patient to engage in increased unprotected sex if prescribed PrEP, which, in turn, was associated with reduced willingness to prescribe PrEP to the patient. PMID:24366572

  13. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Likelihood of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Use Among US Women at Risk of Acquiring HIV

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    Kinsky, Suzanne; Brown, Gina; Charles, Vignetta

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved oral Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for women at risk of HIV infection in the US in July 2012, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance for clinicians to provide PrEP to women “at substantial risk of HIV acquisition” in May 2014, there remain no clinical trial data on efficacy among US women, and there is a dearth of research on knowledge, attitudes, and likelihood of use of PrEP among them. We conducted a qualitative focus group (FG) study with 144 at-risk women in six US cities between July and September 2013, including locations in the Southern US, where HIV infections among women are most prevalent. FG questions elicited awareness of PrEP, attitudes about administration and uptake, and barriers to and facilitators of use. Women expressed anger at the fact that they had not heard of PrEP prior to the study, but once informed most found it attractive. PrEP was seen as additional, not substitute protection to condoms, and participants suggested several dissemination strategies to meet the diverse needs of women. Key barriers to PrEP uptake included distrust of the medical system, stigma, and cost. Findings suggest that US women view PrEP as an important prevention option, assuming side effects and the cost to the consumer are minimal, the efficacy of the drug is reasonable, and PrEP is delivered by trusted providers in trusted venues. PMID:25513954

  14. Ethical Cultural Competence

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    Durade Zebari

    2008-01-01

    Ethical issues with regard to cultural competence in practice is an area that seems to be most discussed in the world of health professionals, especially as our nation becomes more and more diverse. \\

  15. NANOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY

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    Selmic, Sandra

    * Nanosystems Modeling 3 ELEN 334* Solid State Electronics 3 ENGL 303 Technical Writing 3 MSE 406* Micro/NanoNANOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Revised Fall 2013Name Date Student ID Email - concentration SUBSTITUTIONS APPRGRADESCHEDPREREQUISITE SH GRADE GRADESHADDITIONAL COURSES #12;NANOSYSTEMS

  16. Virginia Tech ! School of Education's !

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Virginia Tech ! School of Education's ! 2013 Annual Report of Faculty ! Productivity and Achievements! Elevate. Innovate. Educate. May 29, 2014 1VT-SOE'S MOTTO: EDUCATE. INNOVATE. ELEVATE. #12;January-December 2013! " Prepared by Dr. Carol A. Mullen, Director of the School of Education (SOE); Associate Dean

  17. High-Tech Security Help.

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    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)

  18. onze high tech Dies Natalis

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    Franssen, Michael

    Mengelers, voorzitter College van Bestuur Het high tech wetenschapssysteem Prof.dr. Jos Engelen, voorzitter receptie #12;Ir. Jan Mengelers Voorzitter College van Bestuur TU/e De magie van technologie afgelopen duizend jaar. Voorzitter Jan Mengelers van het College van Bestuur van de TU/e duidt de betekenis

  19. Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    have options @ Virginia Tech · Military Track ­ Army ROTC · One of the top Army ROTC units in the nation based on performance at LDAC in Fort Lewis, WA ­ Air Force ROTC · 100% selection rate for pilot for those academically and physically qualified this past year ­ Naval ROTC · Virtually no failures

  20. Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center 2013 Field Day and visit with sponsors 1:00 ­ 1:10 Welcome, David Fiske, Superintendent, Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center 1:10 ­ 1:20 Load wagons and travel to first stop 1:20 ­ 1:45 Forest & Forage

  1. GeoTech Center Textbooks

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The GeoTech Center curated this list of textbook resources for the benefit of both students and instructors in this subject area. Included in this list are a variety of textbooks related to geospatial subjects, including: introductory materials, ArcGIS, GIS, GPS, and the python programming language.

  2. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN DETERMINING STANDARD OF PREVENTION PACKAGES FOR HIV PREVENTION TRIALS: EXAMINING PREP

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    Haire, Bridget; Folayan, Morenike Oluwatoyin; Hankins, Catherine; Sugarman, Jeremy; McCormack, Sheena; Ramjee, Gita; Warren, Mitchell

    2013-01-01

    The successful demonstration that antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can be used in diverse ways to reduce HIV acquisition or transmission risks - either taken as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by those who are uninfected or as early treatment for prevention (T4P) by those living with HIV - expands the armamentarium of existing HIV prevention tools. These findings have implications for the design of future HIV prevention research trials. With the advent of multiple effective HIV prevention tools, discussions about the ethics and the feasibility of future HIV prevention trial designs have intensified. This article outlines arguments concerning the inclusion of newly established ARV-based HIV prevention interventions as standard of prevention in HIV prevention trials from multiple perspectives. Ultimately, there is a clear need to incorporate stakeholders in a robust discussion to determine the appropriate trial design for each study population. PMID:23725227

  3. Assessing Consumer Responses to PREPs: A Review of Tobacco Industry and Independent Research Methods

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    Rees, Vaughan W.; Kreslake, Jennifer M.; Cummings, K. Michael; O'Connor, Richard J.; Hatsukami, Dorothy K.; Parascandola, Mark; Shields, Peter G.; Connolly, Gregory N.

    2009-01-01

    Objective Internal tobacco industry documents and the mainstream literature are reviewed to identify methods and measures for evaluating tobacco consumer response. The review aims to outline areas in which established methods exist, identify gaps in current methods for assessing CR, and consider how these methods might be applied to evaluate PREPs and new products. Methods Internal industry research reviewed included published papers, manuscript drafts, presentations, protocols, and instruments relating to consumer response measures were identified and analyzed. Peer-reviewed research was identified using PubMed and Scopus. Results Industry research on consumer response focuses on product development and marketing. To develop and refine new products, the tobacco industry has developed notable strategies for assessing consumers' sensory and subjective responses to product design characteristics. Independent research is often conducted to gauge the likelihood of future product adoption by measuring consumers' risk perceptions, responses to product, and product acceptability. Conclusions A model which conceptualizes consumer response as comprising the separate, but interacting domains of product perceptions and response to product is outlined. Industry and independent research supports the dual domain model, and provides a wide range of methods for assessment of the construct components of consumer response. Further research is needed to validate consumer response constructs, determine the relationship between consumer response and tobacco user behavior, and improve reliability of consumer response measures. Scientifically rigorous consumer response assessment methods will provide a needed empirical basis for future regulation of PREPs and new products, to counteract tobacco industry influence on consumers, and enhance the public health. PMID:19959675

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

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    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.

  5. Humor Competence: The Fifth Component.

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    Vega, Gladys M.

    The production and understanding of humor calls for a specific competence. It appears that second language learners fail to develop this competence even when they reach native-like proficiency levels. A review of the literature suggests that the notion of humor competence in second language learning has not been examined. Humor competence can be…

  6. Welding. 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 comprehensive and verified employer competency list for a welding program. It contains units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability skills needed…

  7. 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,…

  8. Protein Expression and Purification 21, 438445 (2001) doi:10.1006/prep.2001.1395, available online at http://www.idealibrary.com on

    E-print Network

    Daugulis, Andrew J.

    2001-01-01

    Protein Expression and Purification 21, 438­445 (2001) doi:10.1006/prep.2001.1395, available online protein of Atlan- recrystallization, and exhibiting freezing point depres- tic herring (Clupea harengus

  9. 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 new opportunities for the future. Programs supported by the Parents Fund include: n . Welcome Home

  10. Summer ICE@Tech Computing Camps

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    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

  11. Apple 2.0 Big Tech Tech Tumblr Innovation Nation Startups Brainstorm Tech Video Tablet View Tweet 5,050 2K 12

    E-print Network

    Kuzmanovic, Aleksandar

    Apple 2.0 Big Tech Tech Tumblr Innovation Nation Startups Brainstorm Tech Video Tablet View 0. SUBSCRIBE The Term Sheet Receive Fortune's newsletter on all the d matter, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Roa SUBSCRIBE Big Tech Covering the digital giants of Silicon Valle beyond, an in-depth look at enterprise co

  12. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Sexual Misconduct Information Packet

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    Zhuang, Yu

    Assault, Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment of Conduct, "Sexual Misconduct" is any of the following: SEXUAL HARASSMENT "Unwelcome verbal, written TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Sexual Misconduct Information Packet Sexual

  13. GeoTech Center Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The GeoTech Center curated this list of geospatial technology resources for the benefit of both students and instructors in this subject area. The resources include: "How To Incorporate American Community Survey data from TIGER Files," "Going Places With GPS ," "GPS Units by GIS Etc.â??," and "GPS Hardware Recommendations for K12." They all include valuable techology related information in the geospatial employment sector.

  14. Intimacy motivations and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adoption intentions among HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) in romantic relationships

    PubMed Central

    Gamarel, Kristi E.; Golub, Sarit A.

    2014-01-01

    Background In the United States, men who have sex with men (MSM) in primary partnerships are at elevated risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a new biomedical prevention strategy, has potential to reduce HIV transmission. This study examined predictors of PrEP adoption intentions among HIV-negative MSM in primary partnerships. Methods The sample included HIV-negative MSM (n = 164) who participated in an ongoing cross-sectional study with an in-person interview examining PrEP adoption intentions. Results Higher HIV risk perception, intimacy motivations for condomless sex, recent condomless anal sex with outside partners, education, and age were each independently associated with PrEP adoption intentions. In a multivariate model, only age, education, and intimacy motivations for condomless sex were significantly associated with PrEP adoption intentions. Conclusions Intimacy motivations may play a central role in PrEP adoption for MSM couples. Incorporating relationship dynamics into biomedical strategies is a promising avenue for research and intervention. PMID:25124457

  15. Assessment Mathematics Teacher's Competencies

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    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…

  16. 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.

  17. Diesel Vehicle Maintenance Competencies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Braswell, Robert; And Others

    Designed to provide a model set of competencies, this manual presents tasks which were identified by employers, employees, and teachers as important in a postsecondary diesel vehicle maintenance curriculum. The tasks are divided into seven major component areas of instruction: chassis and suspension, diesel engines, diesel fuel, electrical,…

  18. Competency frameworks in diabetes.

    PubMed

    Simmons, D; Deakin, T; Walsh, N; Turner, B; Lawrence, S; Priest, L; George, S; Vanterpool, G; McArdle, J; Rylance, A; Terry, G; Little, P

    2015-05-01

    The quality, skills and attitudes of staff working in the healthcare system are central to multidisciplinary learning and working, and to the delivery of the quality of care patients expect. Patients want to know that the staff supporting them have the right knowledge and attitudes to work in partnership, particularly for conditions such as diabetes where 95% of all care is delivered by the person with diabetes themselves. With the current changes in the NHS structures in England, and the potential for greater variation in the types of 'qualified provider', along with the recent scandal at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital, staff need to be shown to be competent and named/accredited or recognized as such. This will help to restore faith in an increasingly devolved delivery structure. The education and validation of competency needs to be consistently delivered and assured to ensure standards are maintained for different roles and disciplines across each UK nation. Diabetes UK recommends that all NHS organizations prioritize healthcare professional education, training and competency through the implementation of a National Diabetes Competency Framework and the phased approach to delivery to address this need. PMID:25611804

  19. Welding. Competencies for Articulation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.

    Materials contained in this guide present competencies describing welding 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…

  20. Teach to Compete

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shields, David Light; Funk, Christopher

    2011-01-01

    After years of working with athletes and coaches of all ages, the authors have come to the conclusion that young people need to be taught how to compete. Rather than assume students understand competition, it is vital that they are educated about it. Coaches and physical educators have both a unique opportunity and profound responsibility to teach…

  1. 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)

  2. Core Competencies. SPEC Kit.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McNeil, Beth, Comp.

    2002-01-01

    This SPEC (Systems and Procedures Exchange Center) Kit presents the results of a survey of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries designed to investigate the status of core competencies (i.e., the skills, knowledge, abilities, and attributes that employees across an organization are expected to have to contribute successfully…

  3. 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.

  4. Correlation of p53 Mutations in ThinPrep-Processed Fine Needle Breast Aspirates with Surgically Resected Breast Cancers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aaron Pollett; Yvan C. Bédard; Shu-Qiu Li; Tom Rohan; Rita Kandel

    2000-01-01

    Mutations of the p53 gene are one of the most common genetic changes found in cancer; their presence may be prognostic and even influence treatment for breast cancer. In this study, we investigated whether DNA could be extracted from the residual cells left in ThinPrep-processed breast fine-needle aspirates and whether p53 gene changes could be detected in the DNA. The

  5. 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

  6. Combined coronary lumen and vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging with i-T2prep: influence of nitroglycerin.

    PubMed

    Hussain, Tarique; Henningsson, Markus; Butzbach, Britta; Lossnitzer, Dirk; Greil, Gerald F; Andia, Marcelo E; Botnar, Rene M

    2015-01-01

    It has been shown that sublingual nitroglycerin (NTG) improves image quality of coronary lumen magnetic resonance angiography. Our aim was to investigate the influence of NTG on coronary lumen and vessel wall image quality using a combined, single sequence approach (i-T2prep), which is able to image both within the known time frame of action of NTG. Ten healthy volunteers underwent right coronary artery lumen and vessel wall imaging using the i-T2prep sequence before and after administration of NTG. Image quality was assessed qualitatively and quantitatively. Diameter, length and wall thickness were also measured using dedicated semi-automatic software. NTG induced coronary vasodilatation (lumen diameter increased from 2.16 ± 0.32 to 2.52 ± 0.59 mm; p = 0.036). As a result, visualized lumen length (9.8 ± 2.6 to 11.4 ± 3.3 cm; p = 0.025) and qualitative lumen image quality (median 3 (interquartile range 2-3.25) vs. median 3 (interquartile range 3-4); p = 0.046) both improved. Vessel wall imaging also demonstrated a significant improvement in vessel wall sharpness after NTG (24.8 vs. 27.3 %; p = 0.036). This study demonstrates the benefits of NTG for coronary lumen and vessel wall imaging using a combined sequence, i-T2prep. The methodology described here has great potential for future pathophysiological studies. PMID:25200588

  7. Competency assessment of nursing staff.

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    Whelan, Lynn

    2006-01-01

    Changes in the healthcare industry have created great challenges for leaders of acute-care organizations. One of the greatest challenges is ensuring a competent nursing staff to care for patients within this changing environment (Boylan & Westra, 1998). Patients are more acutely ill and have shorter lengths of stay, placing greater demands on nurses who must demonstrate competency in caring for increasingly complex patients in a continually changing healthcare environment. Competency is defined as "the knowledge, skills, ability and behaviors that a person possesses in order to perform tasks correctly and skillfully" (O'Shea, 2002, p. 175). Competency assessment involves more than a checklist and a test. Hospitals are required to assess, maintain, demonstrate, track, and improve the competence of the staff. Competency assessment is an ongoing process of initial development, maintenance of knowledge and skills, educational consultation, remediation, and redevelopment. Methods to assess competencies include competency fairs, Performance Based Development System and online programs. Certain key people should be involved in the development of competencies. The department managers can give input related to department-specific competencies. Experienced staff members can provide valuable insight into the competencies that need to be assessed. Educators should be involved for providing the input for the methods used to validate competencies. Competencies are an important part of the work world. They are a part of a continual process to help ensure that the organization provides a high-quality care to its customers and patients. PMID:16735851

  8. ILLINOIS TECH PREVIEW WEEKEND Hawk Highlights

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    Heller, Barbara

    ILLINOIS TECH PREVIEW WEEKEND Hawk Highlights We're using #HawkHighlights to capture all of the fun this weekend! Facebook: IITScarletHawks Twitter: @IITUGAdmission Instagram: @IllinoisTech #12;Welcome ATTRACTIONS Global Grounds The McCormick Tribune Campus Center Stop by for a delicious fruit smoothie or soy

  9. 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…

  10. Texas Tech University Student Business Services

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Yuanlin

    Texas Tech University Student Business Services Box 41099 Lubbock, Texas 79409-1099 T: 806, Veterans & Dependents Intent to Establish Residence in Texas Texas Education Code, Section 54.241 (k) Last for veterans; 4. I currently reside in Texas; AND 5. I plan to register as a student at Texas Tech University

  11. TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Student Business Services

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Student Business Services Box 41099 Lubbock, Texas 79409-1099 (806) 742 on Official military records is: City: State: IF YOUR LEGAL RESIDENCE IS TEXAS PLEASE COMPLETE THE OTHER SIDE Business Services at Texas Tech University within ten (10) days. I further certify that the above

  12. Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center

    E-print Network

    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

  13. Tech Camp Unleashes Creativity and Collaboration

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  14. Applied Animal Nutrition LA Tech University

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    Applied Animal Nutrition ANSC 405 LA Tech University Ruston, LA 71270 LA Tech University Feeding and important phone num- bers in an airtight container. Emergency Preparedness By Carol Bonner Proper nutrition Azaleas Chrysanthemums Marigolds Daffodils Ferns Oleanders #12;Proper nutrition for all life stages

  15. Competency Mapping of the Employees

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Anisha, N.

    2012-10-01

    Human resource management is a process of bringing people and organizations together so that the goals of each other are met. Nowadays it is not possible to show a good financial or operating report unless your personnel relations are in order. Over the years, highly skilled and knowledge based jobs are increasing while low skilled jobs are decreasing. Competency Mapping is a process of identifying key competencies for an organization, the jobs and functions within it. Competency mapping, the buzz word in any industry is not complicated as it may appear. At the heart of any successful activity lies a competence or skill. In the recent years, various thought leaders in business strategy have emphasized the need to identify what competencies a business needs, in order to compete in a specific environment. In this article explains the why competencies needed and how is measured competency of employees in the organization.

  16. Competency-Based Accounting Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Graham, John E.

    1977-01-01

    Shows how the proposed model (an individualized competency based learning system) can be used effectively to produce a course in accounting principles which adapts to different entering competencies and to different rates and styles of learning. (TA)

  17. Competency-Based Horticulture: Floriculture.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

    This competency-based horticulture curriculum guide is designed to provide secondary and postsecondary horticulture teachers with a task-oriented program in floriculture. It contains a master resource list, a listing of floriculture resources available from various states, and 89 competency task sheets organized into nine competency areas. These…

  18. Masonry. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

  19. 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…

  20. Competency Based Education: A Bibliography.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cox, Helen, Ed.

    This bibliography is a sampling of the types of publications which have appeared recently on the subject of competency based education. Emphasis is given to current (1970-76) materials and to adult career-related competencies. Titles specifically naming some phase of competency-based education are preferred above titles that emphasize performance,…

  1. Developing intercultural competence through videogames

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. Lewis Johnson

    2009-01-01

    Effective intercultural collaboration requires intercultural competence. Intercultural competence involves awareness of the differences between cultures, knowledge about the beliefs, values, and practices of other cultures, and the skill to apply that knowledge effortlessly and effectively in interpersonal interactions. Acquiring intercultural competence can involve intensive study of the target culture, as well as immersion in social milieu of the target culture.

  2. Conversational Competence in Academic Settings

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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

  3. FIRST robots compete

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    FIRST teams and their robots work to go through the right motions at the FIRST competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  4. 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.

  5. Stability of DNA, RNA, cytomorphology, and immunoantigenicity in Residual ThinPrep Specimens.

    PubMed

    Kim, Younghye; Choi, Kap Ro; Chae, Moon Jung; Shin, Bong Kyung; Kim, Han Kyeom; Kim, Aeree; Kim, Baek-Hui

    2013-11-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of residual liquid-based preparation (LBP) sample after cytopathologic diagnosis. Cervical swab, body fluid, and thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) samples preserved in ThinPrep PreservCyt solution were tested. Samples kept frozen at -80 °C and stored at room temperature were tested 12 months after the initial sample collection. Gel electrophotography of GAPDH multiplex PCR, RNA integrity number (RIN) values obtained from Agilent bioanalyzer, cytomorphologic changes, and immunohistochemical staining (cytokeratin, thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1), and D2-40) were used for the evaluation of sample quality. All available samples showed successful amplification products in multiplex PCR. However, RNAs in all residual samples were degraded with low RIN values (RIN < 4). RIN values decreased rapidly when samples were stored at room temperature in LBP medium. Cytomorpholoic evaluation and immunohistochemical staining results revealed no change regardless of storage time or storage temperature. In conclusion, RNAs stored in LBP medium degraded quickly at room temperature. Residual alcohol-based LBP cytologic specimens stored at -80 °C and room temperature showed no change in DNA quality, cytomorphology, and immunoreactivity during at least one year of storage. PMID:23566220

  6. Staffing, Training, and Competency

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. M. Kadidlo

    \\u000a The complex nature of cell therapy manufacturing requires well-trained, competent professionals. Training is essential to\\u000a ensuring the quality of the products and services provided by biologic manufacturing facilities. Mandated by the U.S. Food\\u000a and Drug Administration (FDA) in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Tissue Practices (GTPs) regulations, training\\u000a is as much a requirement as it is the right of

  7. 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.

  8. Texas Tech University Chernobyl Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Available in English, Russian, or Ukranian, this Website summarizes ecological research underway in the highly contaminated nuclear disaster zone of northern Ukraine. Results from some of the studies conducted by the Texas Tech University researchers indicate some animal populations have rebounded. This is thought, however, to be a response to the absence of human activity. Still unknown are the possible radioactivity costs to wildlife and plants living in this highly toxic environment. The Website includes several sections offering introductory and background information on the zone, as well as listings of recent publications, and posters summarizing some of the research.

  9. ILLINOIS TECH. DIFFERENT. For nearly 125 years, Illinois Tech students have been looking at the world through a different lens--

    E-print Network

    #12;ILLINOIS TECH. DIFFERENT. For nearly 125 years, Illinois Tech students have been looking, their neighborhoods, and the environment. Illinois Tech will give you what you need to stand out. Take a stand. Stand up. Be counted. So come to Illinois Tech if you want to inspire, create, work hard, and make

  10. The ethics of cultural competence.

    PubMed

    Paasche-Orlow, Michael

    2004-04-01

    Cultural competence curricula have proliferated throughout medical education. Awareness of the moral underpinnings of this movement can clarify the purpose of such curricula for educators and trainees and serve as a way to evaluate the relationship between the ethics of cultural competence and normative Western medical ethics. Though rarely stated explicitly, the essential principles of cultural competence are (1) acknowledgement of the importance of culture in people's lives, (2) respect for cultural differences, and (3) minimization of any negative consequences of cultural differences. Culturally competent clinicians promote these principles by learning about culture, embracing pluralism, and proactive accommodation. Generally, culturally competent care will advance patient autonomy and justice. In this sense, cultural competence and Western medical ethics are mutually supportive movements. However, Western bioethics and the personal ethical commitments of many medical trainees will place limits on the extent to which they will endorse pluralism and accommodation. Specifically, if the values of cultural competence are thought to embrace ethical relativity, inexorable conflicts will be created. The author presents his view of the ethics of cultural competence and places the concepts of cultural competence in the context of Western moral theory. Clarity about the ethics of cultural competence can help educators promote and evaluate trainees' integration of their own moral intuitions, Western medical ethics, and the ethics of cultural competence. PMID:15044168

  11. Competencies for disaster mental health.

    PubMed

    King, Richard V; Burkle, Frederick M; Walsh, Lauren E; North, Carol S

    2015-03-01

    Competencies for disaster mental health are essential to domestic and international disaster response capabilities. Numerous consensus-based competency sets for disaster health workers exist, but no prior study identifies and discusses competency sets pertaining specifically to disaster mental health. Relevant competency sets were identified via MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EBSCO, and Google Scholar searches. Sixteen competency sets are discussed, some providing core competencies for all disaster responders and others for specific responder groups within particular professions or specialties. Competency sets specifically for disaster mental health professionals are lacking, with the exception of one set that focused only on cultural competence. The identified competency sets provide guidance for educators in developing disaster mental health curricula and for disaster health workers seeking education and training in disaster mental health. Valid, criterion-based competencies are required to guide selection and training of mental health professionals for the disaster mental health workforce. In developing these competencies, consideration should be given to the requirements of both domestic and international disaster response efforts. PMID:25681279

  12. Competence assurance - who cares?

    PubMed

    Youngson, George G

    2014-02-01

    The provision of clinical care in the United Kingdom now requires the acquisition of a licence to practise from the regulatory authority. A review process-revalidation has been put in place to ensure that standards of care are maintained by the medical workforce, and that all doctors remain up-to-date and fit for purpose so that this licence can be retained. This article outlines how this new statutory requirement pertains to paediatric surgery and highlights those areas where adjudication of competence remains imprecise and where progress in this process of revalidation needs to be made. PMID:24528958

  13. Texas Tech Students of Integrated Scholarship

    E-print Network

    Gelfond, Michael

    Smith, Rachel Pierce, and Scott Irlbeck "This is the true joy in life Texas Tech (ATTT) series on Integrated Scholars (Smith, 2009; Smith and Allen, 2010A; Smith, et al., 2011), we turn our attention to students who, akin

  14. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic Facts

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic Facts 2001-2005 Compiled by: Lori Theis, Director Institutional Research A Member of the University of Louisiana System #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Section I Section II........................................................................................................16 By Parish, Louisiana

  15. 33 CFR 117.501 - Teche Bayou.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Louisiana § 117.501 Teche Bayou. (a) The draws of the following bridges shall open on signal if at least four hours...

  16. 33 CFR 117.501 - Teche Bayou.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Louisiana § 117.501 Teche Bayou. (a) The draws of the following bridges shall open on signal if at least four hours...

  17. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic Facts

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic Facts 2002-2006 Compiled by: Lori Theis, Director Institutional Research A Member of the University of Louisiana System #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Section I Section II........................................................................................................16 By Parish, Louisiana

  18. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic Facts

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Some Basic Facts 2000-2004 Compiled by: Lori Theis, Director Institutional Research A Member of the University of Louisiana System #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Section I Section II........................................................................................................16 By Parish, Louisiana

  19. The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech

    E-print Network

    Virginia Tech

    · Computer Science · Engineering Science and Mechanics · Industrial and Systems · Materials Science undergraduate research and co-op opportunities · Job Types: Petroleum, Ceramics, Cosmetics, Food ProductionWelcome to The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech Information Session #12;· Creativity · Plan

  20. Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Admissions Scholarships

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    -257-2499 E-mail: aball@latech.edu Air Force/Army ROTC Room and Board Supplement · Please contact Louisiana Tech Air Force ROTC or Grambling Army ROTC for more information. Bessie Purdy Scholarship · Must

  1. Energy Positioning Statement Texas Tech University

    E-print Network

    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

  2. Effect of preanalytical processing of ThinPrep specimens on detection of high-risk human papillomavirus by the Aptima HPV assay.

    PubMed

    Munson, Erik; Schroeder, Elizabeth R; Ross, Kevin C; Yauck, Connie; Bieganski, Theresa; Amrhein, Robert D; Napierala, Maureen; Harkins, April L

    2014-05-01

    Two important preanalytical protocols performed on liquid-based cytological specimens, namely, automated cytology processing and glacial acetic acid (GAA) treatment, may occur prior to the arrival of specimens in a molecular diagnostics laboratory. Ninety-two ThinPrep vials previously positive for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) via the Cervista HPV HR test were preselected and alternated with 92 previously negative ThinPrep vials. The specimen set was processed in a consecutive fashion by an automated cytology processor without fastidious decontamination precautions. Carryover potential was subsequently assessed by performance of the Aptima HPV assay on aliquots from reprocessed ThinPrep vials. All previously negative ThinPrep vials yielded a negative result following routine automated cytology processing, despite close proximity to known-positive ThinPrep vials. In separate experiments, aliquots from 236 ThinPrep vials were forwarded for tandem analysis with and without GAA treatment. Data from GAA- and mock-treated specimens generated by Aptima HPV were compared to correlate data generated by Cervista. A 99.2% concordance of Aptima HPV results from GAA-treated and mock-treated specimens was noted. This result differed from the concordance result derived from Cervista (91.5%; P<0.0002). Of the initially positive Cervista results, 21.9% reverted to negative following GAA treatment; the correlate value was 2.7% for Aptima HPV (P=0.01). While deleterious effects of GAA treatment on genomic DNA were noted with Cervista (P=0.0015), GAA treatment had no significant effects on Aptima HPV specimen signal/cutoff ratios or amplification of internal control RNA (P?0.07). The validity of an Aptima HPV result is independent of GAA treatment and routine automated cytology processing. PMID:24554753

  3. Effect of Preanalytical Processing of ThinPrep Specimens on Detection of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus by the Aptima HPV Assay

    PubMed Central

    Schroeder, Elizabeth R.; Ross, Kevin C.; Yauck, Connie; Bieganski, Theresa; Amrhein, Robert D.; Napierala, Maureen; Harkins, April L.

    2014-01-01

    Two important preanalytical protocols performed on liquid-based cytological specimens, namely, automated cytology processing and glacial acetic acid (GAA) treatment, may occur prior to the arrival of specimens in a molecular diagnostics laboratory. Ninety-two ThinPrep vials previously positive for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) via the Cervista HPV HR test were preselected and alternated with 92 previously negative ThinPrep vials. The specimen set was processed in a consecutive fashion by an automated cytology processor without fastidious decontamination precautions. Carryover potential was subsequently assessed by performance of the Aptima HPV assay on aliquots from reprocessed ThinPrep vials. All previously negative ThinPrep vials yielded a negative result following routine automated cytology processing, despite close proximity to known-positive ThinPrep vials. In separate experiments, aliquots from 236 ThinPrep vials were forwarded for tandem analysis with and without GAA treatment. Data from GAA- and mock-treated specimens generated by Aptima HPV were compared to correlate data generated by Cervista. A 99.2% concordance of Aptima HPV results from GAA-treated and mock-treated specimens was noted. This result differed from the concordance result derived from Cervista (91.5%; P < 0.0002). Of the initially positive Cervista results, 21.9% reverted to negative following GAA treatment; the correlate value was 2.7% for Aptima HPV (P = 0.01). While deleterious effects of GAA treatment on genomic DNA were noted with Cervista (P = 0.0015), GAA treatment had no significant effects on Aptima HPV specimen signal/cutoff ratios or amplification of internal control RNA (P ? 0.07). The validity of an Aptima HPV result is independent of GAA treatment and routine automated cytology processing. PMID:24554753

  4. Mechatronics education at Virginia Tech

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bay, John S.; Saunders, William R.; Reinholtz, Charles F.; Pickett, Peter; Johnston, Lee

    1998-12-01

    The advent of more complex mechatronic systems in industry has introduced new opportunities for entry-level and practicing engineers. Today, a select group of engineers are reaching out to be more knowledgeable in a wide variety of technical areas, both mechanical and electrical. A new curriculum in mechatronics developed at Virginia Tech is starting to bring students from both the mechanical and electrical engineering departments together, providing them wit an integrated perspective on electromechanical technologies and design. The course is cross-listed and team-taught by faculty from both departments. Students from different majors are grouped together throughout the course, each group containing at least one mechanical and one electrical engineering student. This gives group members the ability to learn from one another while working on labs and projects.

  5. AT&T Tech Channel

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    At first glance, one might think that such a site might be quite dry and uninteresting. Not so, as the AT&T Tech Channel contains hundreds of compelling videos about the past, present, and future of the world of technology. Visitors to the homepage can look over their Featured Shows, which include "Mobile Security Show" and the "AT&T Archives." This last area is a gem, and contains over 310 videos. Visitors should not miss the 1946 film, "Television and The Telephone," which provides a short explanation of how the national broadcast network formed a backbone to handle radio syndication along with television broadcast signals. Additionally, users can search all of the materials here by keyword or by topic. The site's Most Popular Tags area includes films tagged with words like "humor" and "science."

  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. 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.

  8. Biblio Tech Review: Information Technology for Libraries

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This new online publication, provided by Biblio Tech Ltd., is designed to keep interested readers up-to-date with the latest library automation technologies and news. In addition to industry and technology news, the magazine will feature product reviews, surveys, and an industry suppliers directory. The most recent issue includes articles on the first network computers, OPAC standards, and a review of LibTech '97.

  9. 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.

  10. EcoCAR Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech

    SciTech Connect

    Gantt, Lynn

    2011-01-01

    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..

  11. 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.

  12. EcoCAR Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech

    ScienceCinema

    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..

  13. Comparing the Novel Method of Assessing PrEP Adherence/Exposure Using Hair Samples to Other Pharmacologic and Traditional Measures

    PubMed Central

    Baxi, Sanjiv M.; Liu, Albert; Bacchetti, Peter; Mutua, Gaudensia; Sanders, Eduard J.; Kibengo, Freddie M.; Haberer, Jessica E.; Rooney, James; Hendrix, Craig W.; Anderson, Peter L.; Huang, Yong; Priddy, Frances

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV will diminish with poor adherence; pharmacologic measures of drug exposure have proven critical to PrEP trial interpretation. We assessed drug exposure in hair against other pharmacologic and more routinely used measures to assess pill-taking. Design: Participants were randomized to placebo, daily PrEP, or intermittent PrEP to evaluate safety and tolerability of daily versus intermittent tenofovir/emtricitabine (TFV/FTC) in 2 phase II PrEP clinical trials conducted in Africa. Different measures of drug exposure, including self-report, medication event monitoring system (MEMS)-caps openings, and TFV/FTC levels in hair and other biomatrices were compared. Methods: At weeks 8 and 16, self-reported pill-taking, MEMS-caps openings, and TFV/FTC levels in hair, plasma, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were measured. Regression models evaluated predictors of TFV/FTC concentrations in the 3 biomatrices; correlation coefficients between pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic measures were calculated. Both trials were registered on ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT00931346/NCT00971230). Results: Hair collection was highly feasible and acceptable (100% in week 8; 96% in week 16). In multivariate analysis, strong associations were seen between pharmacologic measures and MEMS-caps openings (all P < 0.001); self-report was only weakly associated with pharmacologic measures. TFV/FTC hair concentrations were significantly correlated with levels in plasma and PBMCs (correlation coefficients, 0.41–0.86, all P < 0.001). Conclusions: Measuring TFV/FTC exposure in small hair samples in African PrEP trials was feasible and acceptable. Hair levels correlated strongly with PBMC, plasma concentrations, and MEMS-caps openings. As in other PrEP trials, self-report was the weakest measure of exposure. Further study of hair TFV/FTC levels in PrEP trials and demonstration projects to assess adherence/exposure is warranted. PMID:25296098

  14. Building Intercultural Competence through Intercultural Competency Certification of Undergraduate Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Janeiro, Maria G. Fabregas; Fabre, Ricardo Lopez; Nuno de la Parra, Jose Pablo

    2014-01-01

    The Intercultural Competency Certificate (CCI in Spanish) designed for the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP University) is a theory based comprehensive plan to develop undergraduate students' intercultural competence. This Certificate is based in the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) developed by…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  16. Perioperative cardiopulmonary arrest competencies.

    PubMed

    Murdock, Darlene B

    2013-08-01

    Although basic life support skills are not often needed in the surgical setting, it is crucial that surgical team members understand their roles and are ready to intervene swiftly and effectively if necessary. Ongoing education and training are key elements to equip surgical team members with the skills and knowledge they need to handle untimely and unexpected life-threatening scenarios in the perioperative setting. Regular emergency cardiopulmonary arrest skills education, including the use of checklists, and mock codes are ways to validate that team members understand their responsibilities and are competent to help if an arrest occurs in the OR. After a mock drill, a debriefing session can help team members discuss and critique their performances and improve their knowledge and mastery of skills. PMID:23890561

  17. A Higher Education TechQual+ Study Student 2014 TechQual Survey

    E-print Network

    Education TechQual+ Project Assessing IT Service Outcomes for Technology Organizations in Higher Education IT service outcomes in higher education, in a way that provides for benchmarks and comparisons between. The Higher Education TechQual+ Core Instrument is a web-based survey that requires approximately 20 minutes

  18. A Higher Education TechQual+ Study Staff 2014 TechQual Survey

    E-print Network

    Education TechQual+ Project Assessing IT Service Outcomes for Technology Organizations in Higher Education IT service outcomes in higher education, in a way that provides for benchmarks and comparisons between. The Higher Education TechQual+ Core Instrument is a web-based survey that requires approximately 20 minutes

  19. A Higher Education TechQual+ Study Faculty 2014 TechQual Survey

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    Education TechQual+ Project Assessing IT Service Outcomes for Technology Organizations in Higher Education IT service outcomes in higher education, in a way that provides for benchmarks and comparisons between. The Higher Education TechQual+ Core Instrument is a web-based survey that requires approximately 20 minutes

  20. Developmental competence and mRNA expression of preimplantation in vitro-produced embryos from prepubertal and postpubertal cattle and their relationship with apoptosis after intraovarian administration of IGF-1.

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    Zaraza, J; Oropeza, A; Velazquez, M A; Korsawe, K; Herrmann, D; Carnwath, J W; Niemann, H

    2010-07-01

    Recombinant human Insulin-like growth factor-I (hIGF-1) was administered to one ovary of prepubertal and postpubertal cattle to determine its effects on (1) oocyte developmental competence, (2) the expression pattern of six developmentally important genes (GLUT3, GLUT8, AKT1, BCL-XL, BAD, and BAX), and (3) its relationship with apoptosis (female Holstein-Friesian). Oocytes were retrieved from 7- to 10-mo-old prepubertal dairy calves (preP), 11- to 18-mo-old postpubertal heifers (postP), and cows via ultrasound-guided follicular aspiration. Immature oocytes were matured in vitro then fertilized and cultured up to the blastocyst stage. Apoptosis was determined by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase nick-end labeling (TUNEL) in 8-d blastocysts. Similar low blastocyst yields were observed in the IGF-1-treated preP group (11.2+/-2.4%), the control preP group (10.4+/-3.0%), and in the IGF-1 postP group (10.9+/-2.3%). These were lower (Pcompetence of oocytes from prepubertal cattle and that IGF-1 did not beneficially affect oocyte developmental competence. PMID:20138354

  1. Ensuring Competency in Health Professions.

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    Baker, Shirley Ann

    1986-01-01

    Reports that vocational health occupations programs are undergoing a self-analysis process including evaluation of competency and continuing competency. Presents perspectives of health professionals with comparisons to nursing and medical technology credentialing and continuing education. These perspectives are intended for other occupational…

  2. Masonry. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) for masonry occupations 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…

  3. Competency Assessment and Continuing Education.

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    Schlegel, John F.

    1978-01-01

    Described is the competency project being conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Pharmaceutical Association, and its relationship to the development of continuing education programs. The project is attempting to specify standards of competency and develop self-assessment devices to be used by pharmacists.…

  4. Career Competencies for Career Success

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    Kuijpers, Marinka A. C. T.; Schyns, Birgit; Scheerens, Jaap

    2006-01-01

    This article addresses the general question as to which competencies employees need to possess in order to engage in self-management in their career development. The authors distinguished and operationalized 6 career factors and competencies of self-management in career development. A quantitative study was performed using 1,579 employees in 16…

  5. Competence: Commodification of Human Ability

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    Han, Soonghee

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to analyze the meaning and presumptions of competence in the concrete context of knowledge capitalism. First, the nature of competence as a "commodification of human ability" that obtains a standardized monetary value to sell in the labor market, is elucidated by applying Karl Marx's critical theory. Second, it is…

  6. Typist: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the typist, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in developing the…

  7. Receptionist: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of a series of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the receptionist, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in…

  8. Cultural competency training in psychiatry.

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    Qureshi, A; Collazos, F; Ramos, M; Casas, M

    2008-01-01

    Recent reports indicate that the quality of care provided to immigrant and ethnic minority patients is not at the same level as that provided to majority group patients. Although the European Board of Medical Specialists recognizes awareness of cultural issues as a core component of the psychiatry specialization, few medical schools provide training in cultural issues. Cultural competence represents a comprehensive response to the mental health care needs of immigrant and ethnic minority patients. Cultural competence training involves the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that can improve the effectiveness of psychiatric treatment. Cognitive cultural competence involves awareness of the various ways in which culture, immigration status, and race impact psychosocial development, psychopathology, and therapeutic transactions. Technical cultural competence involves the application of cognitive cultural competence, and requires proficiency in intercultural communication, the capacity to develop a therapeutic relationship with a culturally different patient, and the ability to adapt diagnosis and treatment in response to cultural difference. Perhaps the greatest challenge in cultural competence training involves the development of attitudinal competence inasmuch as it requires exploration of cultural and racial preconceptions. Although research is in its infancy, there are increasing indications that cultural competence can improve key aspects of the psychiatric treatment of immigrant and minority group patients. PMID:18371580

  9. Social Competence: A Developmental Perspective.

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    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…

  10. Guidelines for Specification of Competencies.

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    McBrayer, John

    Guidelines are presented for an approach to specification of competencies appropriate to Extended Degree Programs, i.e., the course or program translation approach. Program designers begin by identifying a number of courses or curriculum areas, then deductively reducing them to competency statements of greater specificity until instructional…

  11. Competencies Identification for Robotics Training.

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    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…

  12. Masonry. Student Material. Competency Based Education Curriculum.

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    Long, Diana

    This curriculum for masonry is organized into 12 modules. Each module is comprised of two to nine competency statements. A student competency sheet provided for each competency is organized into this format: module and competency number and name, performance guide (for some competencies), learning activities, and an evaluation. Where appropriate,…

  13. Cultural competence: a constructivist definition.

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    Blanchet Garneau, Amélie; Pepin, Jacinthe

    2015-01-01

    In nursing education, most of the current teaching practices perpetuate an essentialist perspective of culture and make it imperative to refresh the concept of cultural competence in nursing. The purpose of this article is to propose a constructivist definition of cultural competence that stems from the conclusions of an extensive critical review of the literature on the concepts of culture, cultural competence, and cultural safety among nurses and other health professionals. The proposed constructivist definition is situated in the unitary-transformative paradigm in nursing as defined by Newman and colleagues. It makes the connection between the field of competency-based education and the nursing discipline. Cultural competence in a constructivist paradigm that is oriented toward critical, reflective practice can help us develop knowledge about the role of nurses in reducing health inequalities and lead to a comprehensive ethical reflection about the social mandate of health care professionals. PMID:25037305

  14. Using competences and competence tools in workforce development.

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    Green, Tess; Dickerson, Claire; Blass, Eddie

    The NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) has been a driving force in the move to competence-based workforce development in the NHS. Skills for Health has developed national workforce competences that aim to improve behavioural performance, and in turn increase productivity. This article describes five projects established to test Skills for Health national workforce competences, electronic tools and products in different settings in the NHS. Competences and competence tools were used to redesign services, develop job roles, identify skills gaps and develop learning programmes. Reported benefits of the projects included increased clarity and a structured, consistent and standardized approach to workforce development. Findings from the evaluation of the tools were positive in terms of their overall usefulness and provision of related training/support. Reported constraints of using the competences and tools included issues relating to their availability, content and organization. It is recognized that a highly skilled and flexible workforce is important to the delivery of high-quality health care. These projects suggest that Skills for Health competences can be used as a 'common currency' in workforce development in the UK health sector. This would support the need to adapt rapidly to changing service needs. PMID:21072016

  15. NASA Tech Briefs, October 2001. Volume 25, No. 10

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    2001-01-01

    Topics include: special coverage section on composites and plastics, electronic components and systems, software, mechanics, physical sciences, information sciences, book and reports, and a special sections of Photonics Tech Briefs and Motion Control Tech Briefs.

  16. College of Education Louisiana Tech University Dynamics of Domestic and

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    Selmic, Sandra

    College of Education Louisiana Tech University Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence (DDVI Addresses* 1. 2. *Provide both Louisiana. In order to receive the Louisiana Tech University DDVI certificate, applicants must apply for admission

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

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    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.

  18. NASA Tech Briefs, April 1999. Volume 23, No. 4

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    1999-01-01

    Topics include: special coverage sections on automotive technology, and CAM and sections on electronic components and systems, software, materials, machinery/automation, physical sciences, and a special section of Electronic Tech Briefs and Motion Control Tech Briefs.

  19. NASA Tech Briefs, February 2002. Volume 26, No. 2

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    2002-01-01

    Topics include:a technology focus on computers, electronic components and systems, software, materials, mechanics,physical sciences machinery, manufacturing/fabrication, mathematics, book and reports, motion control tech briefs and a special section on Photonics Tech Briefs.

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

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    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.

  1. HIGH-TECH MATERIALS ALERT SEPTEMBER 04, 2006

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    Azad, Abdul-Majeed

    HIGH-TECH MATERIALS ALERT SEPTEMBER 04, 2006 TECHNICAL INSIGHTS ALERT Phone: 210-348-1000 Use-steam reforming becomes a non-issue. Notably, it was observed that by modifying the #12;High-Tech Materials Alert

  2. Saturday: Lasagna and potato wedges prep time: 30mins Cooking time: 1 hr Items: 1 ice-cream container and 1 yoghurt container of white sauce

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    Sainudiin, Raazesh

    on the packet). Tuesday: Curry cauliflower and chickpea with naan and rice Prep+Cooking time: 1 hr Items: 2 cauliflowers 3 cans chickpeas 6 onions 1L unsweetened yoghurt 3 jars pataks Tika massala curry paste 4 cups into flowerets. Fry onions till translucent. Add cauliflower, chickpeas and curry paste. Add some yoghurt, about

  3. "Get a Blue and You Will See Your Money Back Again": Staffing and Marketing the English Prep School, 1890-1912

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    Benson, John

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the ways in which English prep schools were staffed and marketed in the years before the First World War. Its aim more specifically is to employ a biographical approach to consider the emphasis that the schools placed upon sport, and in particular the extent to which they recruited Oxford and Cambridge Blues as teachers…

  4. Virtualizing healthcare: competing visions.

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    Keshavjee, Karim; Lajoie, Don; Murphy, Jim

    2015-01-01

    Telehealth technologies show tremendous promise in helping reduce health care costs by bridging distance and time. However, neither of the two competing visions for how telehealth should be used is scalable. On the one hand, remote telehealth care providers who triage or monitor patients, are not integrated into the health care system. They are outsiders, lacking access to the records of patients. On the other hand, face-to-face providers who provide the bulk of care in the health care system, are increasingly being asked to keep track of remote monitoring data and to manage patients remotely. They are insiders, but lack the time or training to manage patients remotely. In this paper, we propose a third way: integrate telehealth care providers into the primary care team as a virtual team. Being virtual, they can provide complementary services that patients need, but are not getting, such as peak and off hours care, off hours disease management advice, between-visit support and follow-up and remote device monitoring. We also describe the design requirements, issues and solutions for integrating telehealth technology into electronic medical record systems. PMID:25676974

  5. Competence: A Definition and Conceptual Scheme

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    Gale, Larrie E.; Pol, Gaston

    1975-01-01

    Discusses the confusion caused by a variety of definitions of competence and competency based programs, and offers a set of definitions of competence comprehensive enough to be applied to all steps of educational planning. (SF)

  6. A supervisory model of professional competence: a joint service/education initiative.

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    Friedman, S; Marr, J

    1995-08-01

    This article is concerned with describing how a National Health Service (NHS) Hospital Trust teamed up with a College of Nursing and Midwifery to develop a model of clinical supervision. The article discusses definitions of clinical supervision, which were used as a basis for the development of the model; identifies the roles and responsibilities of clinical supervisors and describes the foundations of an integrated system of educational and professional development. The model aims to set standards for clinical competence which facilitate continuity in professional development throughout the practitioner's career. The collaboration between the two organisations has ensured that the model reflects the inter-relationship between theory and practice, thus enhancing both academic and professional development. The result is a comprehensive model for clinical supervision which encompasses key national initiatives in both professional and educational fields; in particular the United Kingdom Central Council (UKCC) requirements for continuing registration, maintenance of a portfolio of professional development, and continuing education (PREP) and the Ten Key Characteristics of the English National Board (ENB) Higher Award. It also encourages practitioners to demonstrate good practice through the requirement to articulate and enhance professional knowledge using a portfolio, along with a system of peer review and defined clinical competencies. PMID:7565513

  7. Project Georgia High School/High Tech

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    The High School/High Tech initiative of the President's Committee on Employment of Disabilities, Georgia's application of the collaborative "Georgia Model" and NASA's commitment of funding have shown that opportunities for High School/High Tech students are unlimited. In Georgia, the partnership approach to meeting the needs of this program has opened doors previously closed. As the program grows and develops, reflecting the needs of our students and the marketplace, more opportunities will be available. Our collaboratives are there to provide these opportunities and meet the challenge of matching our students with appropriate education and career goals. Summing up the activities and outcomes of Project Georgia High School/High Tech is not difficult. Significant outcomes have already occurred in the Savannah area as a result of NASA's grant. The support of NASA has enabled Georgia Committee to "grow" High School/High Tech throughout the region-and, by example, the state. The success of the Columbus pilot project has fostered the proliferation of projects, resulting in more than 30 Georgia High School High Tech programs-with eight in the Savannah area.

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

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    Li, Mo

    athlete, 1988. Right (l to r): Ralph Long Jr., Lawrence Williams, and Ford Greene, 1961. #12;CAMPAIGNGEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION #12;Above: Kathy Harrison, Tech's first female All- American Emerita, Johnson C. Smith University #12;CAMPAIGN GEORGIA TECH A Record of Success Many groups

  9. Louisiana Tech University FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FY 2011-2012 through FY 2015-2016 July 1, 2011 #12;2 Louisiana Tech University THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA SYSTEM Strategic Plan FY 2011-2012 through FY 2015-2016 Vision Statement: Louisiana Tech University will formulate, establish, and provide

  10. Louisiana Tech University FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Louisiana Tech University FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FY 2014-2015 through FY 2018-2019 July 1, 2013 #12;2 Louisiana Tech University THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA SYSTEM Strategic Plan FY 2014-2015 through FY 2018-2019 Vision Statement: Louisiana Tech University will formulate, establish, and provide

  11. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

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    Selmic, Sandra

    1 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE Melanie G. Watson, Ph.D. January 13, 2012 How to be Effective and Successful in Research: Insight from a Post-Doc #12;2 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE · Degrees from Louisiana Tech University o Bachelors, 2004 (BME

  12. 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…

  13. RECAPITI AZIENDALI Tech Rain S.p.A.

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    De Cindio, Fiorella

    RECAPITI AZIENDALI Tech Rain S.p.A. Via G. Puccini, 3 20121, Milano (MI) 02 87012101 n 02 87012102 m recruit@techrain.it 1 www.techrain.it CHI SIAMO Tech Rain si presenta come partner delle grandi dell'azienda. Tech Rain grazie all'uso di tecnologia ed informatica come leve operative, alla forza

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

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    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.

  15. Texas Tech University Energy Savings Program October 2006 Update

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    Gelfond, Michael

    Texas Tech University Energy Savings Program October 2006 Update The Texas Tech Energy Savings by State Agencies. Energy numbers come from the Energy Report filed with SECO semi-annually. Texas Tech is currently in line to achieve its energy reduction goal. A. Energy Goals 1. Campus Energy Use Energy units

  16. NASA Tech Briefs, February 2009

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    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.

  17. NASA Tech Briefs, March 2004

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    2004-01-01

    Topics covered include: 1) Advanced Signal Conditioners for Data-Acquisition Systems; 2) Downlink Data Multiplexer; 3) Viewing ISS Data in Real Time via the Internet; 4) Autonomous Environment-Monitoring Networks; 5) Readout of DSN Monitor Data; 6) Parallel-Processing Equalizers for Multi-Gbps Communications; 7) AIN-Based Packaging for SiC High-Temperature Electronics; 8) Software for Optimizing Quality Assurance of Other Software; 9) The TechSat 21 Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment; 10) Software for Analyzing Laminar-to-Turbulent Flow Transitions; 11) Elastomer Filled With Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes; 12) Modifying Ship Air-Wake Vortices for Aircraft Operations; 13) Strain-Gauge Measurement of Weight of Fluid in a Tank; 14) Advanced Docking System With Magnetic Initial Capture; 15) Blade-Pitch Control for Quieting Tilt-Rotor Aircraft; 16) Solar Array Panels With Dust-Removal Capability; 17) Aligning Arrays of Lenses and Single-Mode Optical Fibers; 18) Automatic Control of Arc Process for Making Carbon Nanotubes; 19) Curved-Focal-Plane Arrays Using Deformed-Membrane Photodetectors; 20) Role of Meteorology in Flights of a Solar-Powered Airplane; 21) Model of Mixing Layer With Multicomponent Evaporating Drops; 22) Solution-Assisted Optical Contacting; 23) Improved Discrete Approximation of Laplacian of Gaussian; 24) Utilizing Expert Knowledge in Estimating Future STS Costs; 25) Study of Rapid-Regression Liquefying Hybrid Rocket Fuels; and 26) More About the Phase-Synchronized Enhancement Method.

  18. Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Initiative

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    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.

  19. 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

  20. The effect of SonoPrep® on EMLA® cream application for pain relief prior to intravenous cannulation.

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    Kim, Do Kyun; Choi, Sae Won; Kwak, Young Ho

    2012-06-01

    The aim the study was to determine the effect of SonoPrep® on the delivery and analgesic effects of EMLA® cream prior to intravenous (iv) cannulation in a tertiary pediatric emergency department. Children aged between 5 and 10 years were enrolled. Patients were randomized to receive either sonophoresis with SonoPrep® or sham sonophoresis followed by application of EMLA® cream for 5 min prior to iv cannulation. The primary outcome measurement was the child's rating of pain immediately after iv placement, using a 10-cm visual analog scale (VAS). Parents or guardians and blinded researchers were additionally asked to rate their perception of the child's pain using the 10-cm VAS and the Wong-Baker Face scale. A total of 42 patients completed the study (21 in the study group, 21 in the control group). The baseline characteristics between the groups were similar. The VAS pain score was significantly lower in children treated with sonophoresis compared with the sham sonophoresis (median (percentiles 25th-75th), 20.0 (10.0-22.5) vs. 60.0 (31.0-87.5); p?Prep® followed by the 5-min application of EMLA® cream showed significant benefit in young children in terms of pain reduction and patient satisfaction. PMID:22350285

  1. 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.

  2. Knowledge and Attitudes about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Sexually Active Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Participating in New York City Gay Pride Events

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    Mantell, Joanne E.; Sandfort, Theo G.M.; Hoffman, Susie; Guidry, John A.; Masvawure, Tsitsi B.; Cahill, Sean

    2014-01-01

    We conducted a street-based intercept survey with 480 men reporting sex with men (MSM) during June 2011 Gay Pride events in New York City (NYC). Awareness and knowledge of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) were limited. Many men believed that PrEP use should be encouraged, and that some of their friends would use it; and were interested in using it themselves. Men who believed that PrEP should only be taken before sex were more likely to endorse it and report greater likelihood of use. PMID:25346930

  3. The impact of tech aides in radiology.

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    Sferrella, Sheila M; Story, Cathleen P

    2004-01-01

    As the staffing shortage continues to impact radiology departments and outpatient imaging centers, managers look for ways to solve staffing issues internally. Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network investigated the feasibility of adding a position of radiology tech aide. This proposal was driven by a desire to improve retention of staff, improve employee satisfaction and reduce turnover. A 6-month pilot program was conducted at the network's highest-volume facility. One tech aide underwent extensive training and eventually began performing some of the tasks identified in the analysis. Each area within radiology worked with an intern to identify each step in its work process. Each step identified led to the question, "What happens if?" The workflow process provided a detailed look a the number of steps required for a technologist to perform a study from start to finish. In May 2002, the administrator submitted a project proposal to management engineering to evaluate radiologic technologists' workloads and identify tasks that could be performed by a tech aide. Activity-Based Management (ABM)--a process that emphasizes activities over resources--was utilized to study work activities. The analysis identified the appropriate tasks and revealed that 5 FTEs were needed to assist the technologists in all areas of radiology. A workflow was completed for each area within radiology. Some areas identified bottlenecks, which caused delays in the process and some redundant work for the staff. Data were presented to the network administration. Staffing realities, labor pool availability within the existing network staff, and detailed task identifications also were provided. A total of 5 FTE tech aides were approved. The final program included in-depth tech-aide training; effective and open communication between management and technologists; and a collaborative, education-oriented relationship between technologists and tech aides. PMID:15098899

  4. Introducing competency management at ESA

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    Donzelli, Paolo; Alfaro, Nuria; Walsh, Fiona; Vandermissen, Stijn

    2006-05-01

    Competency management is central to every organisation's ability to maintain and enhance its human resources. This approach is directly linked to improving competitiveness - organisations need to stay at the forefront of technology, starting with the development of their human capital.

  5. Enology - Grape Chemistry at Virginia Tech

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Wine / Enology - Grape Chemistry Group at Virginia Tech "exists to support the growth and development of the wine industry" through "teaching, extension and research." On their site, visitors will find a number of helpful resources to help them as they create, plan, or improve their own enology degree or certification programs. To the left, there are a number of links to teaching materials, including Enology Notes with a subject index that covers everything from corks to yield, online publications useful to both wine professionals and students, the table of contents for a winery planning and design handbook (available on CD), and further information about the Virginia Tech program itself.

  6. The Tech Museum of Innovation: The Revolutionaries

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  7. Competencies for distance education professionals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elizabeth C. Thach; Karen L. Murphy

    1995-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the roles and competencies of distance education professionals within the United\\u000a States and Canada. A population of 103 distance education experts was identified, and their perceptions regarding this information\\u000a were sought in a modified two-round Delphi process. The results of the study include a competency model for distance education.\\u000a It illustrates the

  8. Methods and Tools to Align Curriculum to the Skills and Competencies Needed by the Workforce - an Example from Geospatial Science and Technology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Johnson, A. B.

    2012-12-01

    Geospatial science and technology (GST) including geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems and mobile applications, are valuable tools for geoscientists and students learning to become geoscientists. GST allows the user to analyze data spatially and temporarily and then visualize the data and outcomes in multiple formats (digital, web and paper). GST has evolved rapidly and it has been difficult to create effective curriculum as few guidelines existed to help educators. In 2010, the US Department of Labor (DoL), in collaboration with the National Geospatial Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center), a National Science Foundation supported grant, approved the Geospatial Technology Competency Mode (GTCM). The GTCM was developed and vetted with industry experts and provided the structure and example competencies needed across the industry. While the GTCM was helpful, a more detailed list of skills and competencies needed to be identified in order to build appropriate curriculum. The GeoTech Center carried out multiple DACUM events to identify the skills and competencies needed by entry-level workers. DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) is a job analysis process whereby expert workers are convened to describe what they do for a specific occupation. The outcomes from multiple DACUMs were combined into a MetaDACUM and reviewed by hundreds of GST professionals. This provided a list of more than 320 skills and competencies needed by the workforce. The GeoTech Center then held multiple workshops across the U.S. where more than 100 educators knowledgeable in teaching GST parsed the list into Model Courses and a Model Certificate Program. During this process, tools were developed that helped educators define which competency should be included in a specific course and the depth of instruction for that competency. This presentation will provide details about the process, methodology and tools used to create the Models and suggest how they can be used to create customized curriculum integrating geospatial science and technology into geoscience programs.

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. Swine Producer. 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 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…

  12. Diesel Mechanics. 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 diesel mechanics. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

  13. Entertainment Marketing. 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 entertainment marketing. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and…

  14. Kompetenscentrum Frbrnningsprocesser Centre of Competence Combustion Processes

    E-print Network

    KCFP Kompetenscentrum Förbränningsprocesser Centre of Competence Combustion Processes Annual Report of Competence Combustion Processes Faculty of Engineering, LTH P.O. Box 118 SE-221 00 Lund Sweden #12;KCFP Centre of Competence Combustion Processes The Centre of Competence Combustion Processes, KCFP, started

  15. Communicative Competence: Theory and Classroom Practice.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Savignon, Sandra J.

    Within the framework of viewing communicative competence as a prerequisite to linguistic competence, rather than vice versa, this paper considers the following: (1) the nature of communicative competence; (2) the implications of communicative competence for second language teaching; and (3) ways in which the teacher can begin to make a foreign…

  16. Establishing Competence: Qualification of Power Plant Personnel.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  17. Safety Training Policy Virginia Tech Chemistry Department

    E-print Network

    Crawford, T. Daniel

    year period. (All topics must be completed within the first complete cycle offered which begins 14 daysSafety Training Policy Virginia Tech Chemistry Department Approved by the Executive Committee on 06 at specific training sessions or programs is mandatory. Tenure-track faculty members may choose their level

  18. eTech College of Wisconsin Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.

    The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) developed the eTech College of Wisconsin, which provides expanded learning opportunities for students through quality curriculum offered online. The program is designed to complement other learning delivery methods and to be accessible from any location at any time. The college allows students to…

  19. 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.

  20. Occasional Papers: Museum of Texas Tech University

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Museum of Texas Tech University posts online versions of many of their Occasional Papers. To access these online documents, scroll through the list of papers to those marked with obvious hyperlinks. At present, OP-195 and other papers from 1999 and earlier are offered online. Most papers highlight some aspect of the museum's research on Texas mammal distributions, systematics, and conservation.

  1. Texas Tech University Student Business Services

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Yuanlin

    Texas Tech University Student Business Services Box 41099 Lubbock, Texas 79409-1099 T: 806.742.3272 1. Full Legal Name: {Mr.} {Ms.} {Mrs.} Intent to Establish Residence in Texas Texas Education Code that: 1. I am eligible for this tuition waiver under the guidelines established under Texas Education

  2. Energy Initiatives at Virginia Tech presented to

    E-print Network

    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. New acoustic test facility at Georgia Tech

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Van Biesel; Kenneth Cunefare

    2002-01-01

    Georgia Tech's Integrated Acoustics Laboratory (IAL) is a state of the art research facility dedicated to the study of acoustics and vibration. The centerpiece of the laboratory is a 24 ft x24 ft x20 ft full anechoic chamber, which has been in operation since 1998. The IAL is currently expanding to include a reverberation room and hemi-anechoic chamber, designed and

  4. Wireless@Virginia Tech Antennas and Propagation

    E-print Network

    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    Wireless@Virginia Tech SWIM Antennas and Propagation Need for Research The success of any wireless communications device is integrally tied to the antennas used to transmit the signal. The antenna design must with a myriad of environmental elements, such as multipath, path loss, reflection, and scattering makes antenna

  5. HIGH-TECH BUILDINGS MARKET TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

    E-print Network

    LBNL-49112 HT-457 HIGH-TECH BUILDINGS MARKET TRANSFORMATION PROJECT Cleanroom Energy Benchmarking High-Performance Fume Hood Demonstration/Test Market Transformation Activities FINAL REPORT TO California Institute For Energy Efficiency Pacific Gas and Electric Company Tengfang Xu, Bill Tschudi

  6. Tesla TechFair Call for Proposals

    E-print Network

    are celebrating Nikola Tesla, in conjunction with Tesla in New York, an opera by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch & composer | 4:00-6:00 PM | Spanos Auditorium/Great Hall, Thayer | Free Discover how Nikola Tesla's inventionsTesla TechFair Call for Proposals Thayer School of Engineering and the Hopkins Center

  7. LOUISIANA TECH OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MEMORANDUM TO: September 16, 2008 SUBJECT: State of Louisiana Driver Safety Program The State of Louisiana Comprehensive Loss Prevention Program requires that each State Agency participate in the State of Louisiana Driver

  8. Building Career Tech Programs into Career Academies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Delano, Rick; Mittelsteadt, Sandy

    2005-01-01

    In Manatee County, Florida, not only did they build career tech programs into career academies, but they also developed an evaluation process to ensure these career academies were credible. A District Academic team created the "Documentation of Academy Assessment Criteria" with 12 core components and a rubric that helps evaluators determine the…

  9. Top 13 Tech Resources for 2013

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  10. 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…

  11. Virginia Tech State Task Force Reports Summary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McBride, James T.

    2010-01-01

    An analysis of eleven state task force reports prompted by the tragic nature of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 revealed that all shared a primary theme: no "single best way" to protect American college and university campuses yet exists. These documents, individually and collectively, make it clear that contemporary complex learning…

  12. Who Chooses Sci-Tech Librarianship?

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    Hackenberg, Jill M.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses results of a survey that was distributed via email discussion groups to determine why and how librarians and graduate students decide to enter the field of science and technology librarianship. Topics include the influence of a sci-tech background on job performance and professional association membership. (Author/LRW)

  13. Virginia Tech Department of Recreational Sports

    E-print Network

    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Virginia Tech Department of Recreational Sports INTRAMURAL SPORTS POINTS SYSTEM "Battle Sports Program is to provide exercise, recreation, competition, and fun to all participants in a relaxed university organizations to join in the fun, the Intramural Sports Program has adopted a point system

  14. HonorsConvocation TexasTechUniversity

    E-print Network

    Gelfond, Michael

    HonorsConvocation TexasTechUniversity SponSored by: 5 p.m. Lubbock,Texas Friday, december 14, 2012 remarks Dr. John Kobza Senior Associate dean Chris allison Senior principal engineer pepsiCo Dr. John engineering Dr. John Kobza Senior Associate dean #12;CUM LaUDE nathan G. Abbe bolaji Adedolapo Afolabi

  15. THE FAMILY THERAPY CENTER of VIRGINIA TECH

    E-print Network

    Buehrer, R. Michael

    THE FAMILY THERAPY CENTER of VIRGINIA TECH Training Facility of the Ph.D. Program in Marriage and Family Therapy Serving the New River Valley and Surrounding Communities POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 20142016 Grievance Procedures 65 Audio Visual Schematic 66 Center Floor Plan 67 Clinical Forms 68 #12;Family Therapy

  16. South Korea: Hi-Tech Mecca

    E-print Network

    Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William

    2005-10-12

    Broadcast Transcript: Greetings from South Korea, hi-tech Mecca. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, practically the entire country now has access to broadband speeds of up to 20 megabits per second. Compare that to a paltry 4 megabits per...

  17. School Violence Case Study at Virginia Tech

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lyttle, LeighAnne

    2012-01-01

    On April 16, 2007, Seung Hui Cho, a livid and mentally ill student, shot to death 32 students and faculty of Virginia Tech, wounded many more people, and then killed himself. This incident has impacted college and university campuses nationwide in efforts to seek mentally disturbed students and help them, to have effective emergency teams, as well…

  18. Georgia Tech Profiling Overconsolidation Ratio in

    E-print Network

    Mayne, Paul W.

    index . 1 ­ Cs/Cc IR = G/su = Undrained Rigidity Index G = shear modulus su = undrained shear strength = shear strain= shear strain maxmax = s= suu = c= cuu = undrained shear strength= undrained shear strength vovot I qM OCR #12;Georgia Tech Determine Undrained Rigidity Index = shear stress= shear stress ss

  19. Page 1 of 2 VIRGINIA TECH AUTOMOBILE

    E-print Network

    Buehrer, R. Michael

    DRIVER'S NAME & PHONE NUMBER SAME ADDRESS: STREET CITY STATE ZIP CODE IS AUTO INSURED? YES NO NAME OF INSURANCE COMPANY POLICY NUMBER INSURANCE COMPANY PHONE NUMBER PASSEN- GERS NAMES OF PASSENGERS IN AUTO (#1 VIRGINIA TECH RISK MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE OR THE POLICE. POLICY- HOLDER NAME VIRGINIA

  20. Revised 06/2014 Louisiana Tech University

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    approval, the department will need to submit the Student Worker Overload Request form to the Financial AidFaf1415027 Revised 06/2014 Louisiana Tech University Student Payroll Calendar Fiscal Year 2014 Room 240) by NOON on the Monday they are due, unless otherwise noted. Student payroll checks

  1. Groundwater Recharge Simulator M. Tech. Thesis

    E-print Network

    Sohoni, Milind

    Groundwater Recharge Simulator M. Tech. Thesis by Dharmvir Kumar Roll No: 07305902 Guide: Prof;Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Groundwater Theory.1.2 Unsaturated Flow and the Water Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.1.3 Some more Terminology

  2. Tech Job Connection Connecting employers and potential

    E-print Network

    -Columbia technology sector What it's all about If you are a technology-based company looking for employees, or someone level of growth and profitability. How does the Tech Job Connection work? Employers and individuals qualifications (see reverse side) are met. Anyone can view the jobs and resumes and contact the companies

  3. Development of High-Tech Skills.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  4. Juvenile offenders: competence to stand trial.

    PubMed

    Soulier, Matthew

    2012-12-01

    This article details the legal background and assists the reader in the preparation and practical conduct of evaluations regarding juvenile adjudicative competency. The material is presented to be useful as a guide to direct questions of competency and covers aspects of evaluation that include: legal standard for competency to stand trial, developmental immaturity, current practice in juvenile competency to stand trial, forensic evaluation of juvenile competency to stand trial, organizing the evaluation, collateral sources of information, psychiatric evaluation of juvenile adjudicative competency, assessment of mental disorder and intellectual disability, assessment of developmental status, assessment of functional abilities for adjudicative competence, and reaching the forensic opinion. PMID:23107566

  5. Airport Noise Tech Challenge Overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  6. Barriers to uptake and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among communities most affected by HIV in the UK: findings from a qualitative study in Scotland

    PubMed Central

    Young, Ingrid; Flowers, Paul; McDaid, Lisa M

    2014-01-01

    Objectives To explore the acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM) and migrant African communities in Scotland, UK. Design Consecutive mixed qualitative methods consisting of focus groups (FGs) and in-depth interviews (IDIs) explored PrEP acceptability. Data were digitally recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically to identify anticipated and emerging themes. Setting Participants were recruited through community sexual health and outreach support services, and from non-sexual health settings across Scotland. Participants Inclusion criteria included identification as either MSM and/or from migrant African communities; 18?years and older; living in Scotland at the time of participation. 7 FGs were conducted (n=33): 5 with MSM (n=22) and 2 mixed-sex groups with African participants (n=11, women=8), aged 18–75?years. 34 IDIs were conducted with MSM (n=20) and African participants (n=14, women=10), aged 19–60?years. The sample included participants who were HIV-positive and HIV-negative or untested (HIV-positive FG participants, n=22; HIV-positive IDI participants, n=17). Results Understandings of PrEP effectiveness and concerns about maintaining regular adherence were identified as barriers to potential PrEP uptake and use. Low perception of HIV risk due to existing risk management strategies meant few participants saw themselves as PrEP candidates. Participants identified risk of other sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy as a concern which PrEP did not address for either themselves or their sexual partners. PrEP emerged as a contentious issue because of the potentially negative implications it had for HIV prevention. Many participants viewed PrEP as problematic because they perceived that others would stop using condoms if PrEP was to become available. Conclusions PrEP implementation needs to identify appropriate communication methods in the context of diverse HIV literacy; address risk-reduction concerns and; demonstrate how PrEP can be part of a safe and comprehensive risk management strategy. PMID:25412863

  7. Student Competency Profile Chart: A Competency Based Vocational Education Instrument.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Martell, John L.

    This document defines, describes usage of, and provides samples of student competency profiles being used in 17 vocational programs at Rutland Area Vocational-Technical Center in Rutland, Vermont. The profiles cover the following programs: auto body, auto mechanics, business/data processing, cabinetmaking, carpentry/masonry, culinary arts,…

  8. 77 FR 26588 - In the Matter of Recycle Tech, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-04

    ...COMMISSION [File No. 500-1] In the Matter of Recycle Tech, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading May...accurate information concerning the securities of Recycle Tech, Inc. (``Recycle Tech'') because it has not filed a...

  9. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION 2013-2014 Handbook 1 Texas Tech University

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION 2013-2014 Handbook 1 Texas Tech University Texas Tech University Educational Psychology Program Educational Psychology Specialization 2013-2014 MASTER'S STUDENT HANDBOOK #12;EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION 2013-2014 Handbook 2 Texas Tech University [Page

  10. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION 2013-2014 Handbook 1 Texas Tech University

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION 2013-2014 Handbook 1 Texas Tech University Texas Tech University Educational Psychology Program Educational Psychology Specialization 2013-2014 DOCTORAL STUDENT HANDBOOK #12;EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION 2013-2014 Handbook 2 Texas Tech University [Page

  11. The Johns Hopkins University Administrative Competency Dictionary The Johns Hopkins UniversityAdministrative Competency Dictionary

    E-print Network

    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    The Johns Hopkins University Administrative Competency Dictionary The Johns Hopkins UniversityAdministrative Competency Dictionary Customer Focus Interpersonal Savvy DecisionMaking Planning Functional/Technical Skills Administrative Competency Dictionary CustomerFocus Establishes and maintainseffective relationshipswith

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Plasmid Maxi-Prep On CsCl Gradients 1. Grow 1 liter of E. coli + plasmid overnight at 37C in LB + antibiotic. Transfer culture volume to

    E-print Network

    Aris, John P.

    22 Plasmid Maxi-Prep On CsCl Gradients 1. Grow 1 liter of E. coli + plasmid overnight at 37°C in LB + antibiotic. Transfer culture volume to four 250 ml centrifuge bottles. Chill cells on ice for 10 minutes. 2. Centrifuge at 4°C for 10 minutes at 5500 rpm (~5000 g) in Sorvall GSA rotor. 3. Remove as much supernatant

  15. Improved HIV1 RNA quantitation by COBAS ® AmpliPrep\\/COBAS ® TaqMan ® HIV1 Test, v2.0 using a novel dual-target approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dorothea Sizmann; Joachim Glaubitz; Christian O. Simon; Sebastian Goedel; Philippe Buergisser; Daniel Drogan; Martin Hesse; Michael Kröh; Pascale Simmler; Manuela Dewald; Marion Gilsdorf; Marion Fuerst; Ralph Ineichen; Anette Kirn; Paul Pasche; Zhijun Wang; Sabrina Weisshaar; Karen Young; Gerd Haberhausen; Reiner Babiel

    2010-01-01

    BackgroundHIV-1 RNA viral load is a key parameter for reliable treatment monitoring of HIV-1 infection. Accurate HIV-1 RNA quantitation can be impaired by primer and probe sequence polymorphisms as a result of tremendous genetic diversity and ongoing evolution of HIV-1. A novel dual HIV-1 target amplification approach was realized in the quantitative COBAS® AmpliPrep\\/COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 Test, v2.0 (HIV-1 TaqMan®

  16. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY RETURN OF MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE POLICY Louisiana Tech University has an institutional policy that returns any unearned Tuition Assistance (TA)

    E-print Network

    Selmic, Sandra

    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY RETURN OF MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE POLICY Louisiana Tech to a military service obligation, Louisiana Tech University will work with the affected Service member date of attendance that is reported by the instructors when grades are submitted. Louisiana Tech

  17. VIRGINIA TECH AN OVERVIEW Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes an active and engaging approach to

    E-print Network

    Buehrer, R. Michael

    world-class faculty. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university, Virginia Tech offersVIRGINIA TECH ­ AN OVERVIEW Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech and communities. Technology, entrepreneurialism, and global initiatives help to define Virginia Tech now

  18. Building Name Street Number Street Prefix Direction Street Name Suffix Street Direction Community 1901 1901 INNOVATION DR VIRGINIA TECH

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    INVENTIVE LN VIRGINIA TECH Agnew Hall 460 WEST CAMPUS DR VIRGINIA TECH Agronomy Equipment Shed 1008 OLD MILL RD VIRGINIA TECH Agronomy Service Bldg A 1008 OLD MILL RD VIRGINIA TECH Agronomy Service Bldg B 1008 OLD MILL RD VIRGINIA TECH Agronomy Service Building 1008 OLD MILL RD VIRGINIA TECH Agronomy Storage

  19. China's High-tech Exports: Myth and Reality

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yuqing Xing

    2011-01-01

    China's leading position in high-tech exports is a myth created by outdated trade statistics, which are inconsistent with the trade based on global supply chains. Assembled high-tech products, made with imported key parts and components, accounted for 82% of China's high-tech exports. Current trade statistics mistakenly credit entire values of these assembled products to China, thus greatly inflate the export

  20. Competencies for psychology practice in primary care.

    PubMed

    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

  1. Competent Systems: Effective, Efficient, Deliverable.

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    Abramson, Bruce

    Recent developments in artificial intelligence and decision analysis suggest reassessing the approaches commonly taken to the design of knowledge-based systems. Competent systems are based on models known as influence diagrams, which graphically capture a domain's basic objects and their interrelationships. Among the benefits offered by influence…

  2. Competency Tutoring Program. Tutor's Guide.

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    Public Education Association, New York, NY.

    This guide describes specific strategies that can be used by an adult tutor to help students prepare for the high school basic competency test in mathematics and reading. Included are test taking tips and a series of suggestions for practice work in reading and math. The use of practical materials such as newspaper advertisements and telephone…

  3. Investigating Graduate Competences: Survey Results

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    National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1), 2009

    2009-01-01

    This document presents the views of a broad spectrum of stakeholders regarding the importance of equipping learners with various global generic competences and how best to integrate these into the curriculum. Nearly 2700 survey responses were gathered from employers and the higher education sector. The responses from the higher education sector…

  4. Competency-Based Horticulture. Floriculture.

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    College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

    One of two competency-based horticulture curriculum guides developed by an Illinois project, this Floriculture guide provides the classroom teacher with specific tasks determined by state industry personnel to be necessary for entry-level job placement. It is intended for horticulture education at the senior high school and two year college level.…

  5. Handwriting Development, Competency, and Intervention

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    Feder, Katya P.; Majnemer, Annette

    2007-01-01

    Failure to attain handwriting competency during the school-age years often has far-reaching negative effects on both academic success and self-esteem. This complex occupational task has many underlying component skills that may interfere with handwriting performance. Fine motor control, bilateral and visual-motor integration, motor planning,…

  6. Competency Based Refresher Nurse Curriculum.

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    Lombardo, Mary C.

    This competency-based course is designed to update the skills and knowledge of inactive nurses desiring to return to active practice. Focus of the course is on organizing and managing patient care using the nursing process; performing nursing procedures, including medication administration; and reintegrating oneself into the professional…

  7. Culturally competent psychiatric nursing care.

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    Wilson, D W

    2010-10-01

    Evidence-based descriptions of culturally competent psychiatric nursing care are scarce. This study explored the perceptions of clients with mental illness regarding the overall effectiveness of psychiatric nursing care in meeting their cultural needs, and psychiatric nurses' perceptions of how and to what extent they provided culturally competent psychiatric mental health nursing care to diverse client populations. This descriptive study employed a qualitative research design using a multi-method data collection approach consisting of in-depth individual client interviews and a self-administered nurse questionnaire. Client participants tended to minimize the importance of receiving care related to their cultural needs. They described (1) encouraging and reassuring me; (2) speaking up for me; and (3) praying a lot as essential to their care. Nurse participants perceived their psychiatric nursing care to be culturally competent; however, few described specific strategies for incorporating cultural beliefs and practices into nursing care. Client participant lacked awareness of their cultural needs and had difficulty identifying and describing specific nursing interventions that contributed to positive mental health outcomes. Nurses perceived that they provided culturally competent care but actually lacked specific knowledge and skills to do so effectively. PMID:21050338

  8. Death Competence: An Ethical Imperative

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    Gamino, Louis A.; Ritter, R. Hal, Jr.

    2012-01-01

    The authors argued that death competence, defined as specialized skill in tolerating and managing clients' problems related to dying, death, and bereavement, is a necessary prerequisite for ethical practice in grief counseling. A selected review of the literature tracing the underpinnings of this concept reveals how a robust construct of death…

  9. Welding. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), which is one of a series of OCAPs developed to identify the skills that Ohio employers deem necessary to entering a given occupation/occupational area, lists the occupational, academic, and employability skills required of individuals entering the occupation of welder. The introduction explains…

  10. Ohio Information Technology Competency Profile.

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    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.

    This profile includes a comprehensive set of information technology competencies that are grounded in core academic subject areas and built around four occupational clusters (information services and support, network systems, programming and software development, and interactive media) that reflect the job opportunities and skills required for…

  11. Cultural Competence in Business Japanese.

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    Koike, Shohei

    Cultural competence in business Japanese requires more than superficial knowledge of business etiquette. One must truly understand why Japanese people think and act differently from their American counterparts. For example, instruction in the use of Japanese taxis must be accompanied by instruction in the concept and implications of seating order…

  12. Teaching and Assessing Surgical Competence

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    Casavant, Tom

    are teaching 8) Putting it together into a plan 9) Appendix a) General Ophthalmology Surgery Formative Feedback Henderson's Ophthalmology paper on OASIS e) Dr Lee's Ophthalmology paper on the competencies Course of Medical Student Education for the ophthalmology department. d) Dr Tim Johnson does a high volume

  13. Assessing Intercultural Competence: A Review

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    Lombardi, Marissa R.

    2010-01-01

    Educators and employers increasingly acknowledge the value of intercultural competence. While most higher education institutions consider these skills as important outcomes for their graduates, few have specifically addressed the means by which to measure the wide variety of results. Having and using intercultural assessment tools will allow…

  14. Competency Based Assessment: An Update.

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    McNamara, James E.

    This literature review outlines the assessment activities for competency based education (CBE) in five different disciplines in higher education, and discusses two approaches to assessment in programs leading to degrees in library science and media. Assessment efforts in CBE programs relating to library science and media are emphasized in order to…

  15. The Social Competence of Play.

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    Fein, Greta G.

    This is a study of how young children gain social competence through pretend play or role playing. Subjects were 38 Caucasian children (19 females, 19 males) who were observed at four ages: 12, 18, 24 and 30 months. The same set of toys, which included a doll, a saucepan, doll bottles, coffee mug, teacup, teaspoon, doll crib, blanket, toy phone…

  16. Political Education Competencies K-12.

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    Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.

    Cognitive and behavioral objectives of a K-12 political education program are outlined. Four major categories of competencies are presented: (1) understanding the essential roles of government in any society; (2) knowledge of the structure and functioning of the American government at the national, state, and local levels; (3) understanding the…

  17. University of Surrey Competency Interviewing

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    Doran, Simon J.

    are addressing. #12;The top three core competencies listed in the person specification in the job purpose. Before the interview You will be sent the completed application forms, job purpose (with any accompanying opinion or assumption; All Final Assessment sheets should be given to the HR representative at the end

  18. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile. Index.

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

    This index contains the unit titles from all 60 Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) lists. It is intended to facilitate the combination of units from different OCAPs in order to develop curricula that meet specific program needs (e.g., learner differences, labor market demands, and technological developments). OCAP titles are as follows:…

  19. Bacterial Transformation (Chemically Competent Cells)

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    '-30'. 5) Heat shock at 42o C for EXACTLY 45". Do not exceed 45". 6) Allow cells to recover on wet iceBacterial Transformation (Chemically Competent Cells) Leslie Vosshall 1/22/2001 1) Retrieve transformation. Once thawed, aliquots cannot be re-frozen, so discard extra cell volume if you are only

  20. Science Competencies That Go Unassessed

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    Gilmer, Penny J.; Sherdan, Danielle M.; Oosterhof, Albert; Rohani, Faranak; Rouby, Aaron

    2011-01-01

    Present large-scale assessments require the use of item formats, such as multiple choice, that can be administered and scored efficiently. This limits competencies that can be measured by these assessments. An alternative approach to large-scale assessments is being investigated that would include the use of complex performance assessments. As…

  1. Residential Construction. Competencies for Articulation.

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    Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.

    Developed by high school teachers and junior college instructors in cooperation with representatives of business and industry, these materials are designed to help students move from class to class, from secondary to postsecondary education, and from school to employment. The materials consist of student outcomes; competencies for job or advanced…

  2. Communicative Competence, 1966-1996.

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    Cazden, Courtney B.

    The evolution of the concept of communicative competence (CC) in language learning and teaching is traced since 1966, when D. H. Hymes first discussed it publicly. His concept of CC had its theoretical origins in the convergence of transformational generative grammar and the ethnography of communication, and was first discussed at a conference on…

  3. Developing Culturally Competent Family Services.

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    Farrar, Amy; Xiong, Dao

    1999-01-01

    Illustrates several key cultural perspectives that must be considered in order to overcome communication barriers when providing culturally competent family services. Describes the challenges encountered by Hmong and other Southeast Asian families at a parent center. Presents an account of a Hmong father's experiences seeking care for his child…

  4. Competency-Based Behavioral Interviewing

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    Garrigues, Sarah M.

    2012-01-01

    Directors too often rely primarily on their hunches to guide them in employee selection. But what if their hunches are only 30 percent correct? Potentially, one bad hire could be responsible for a noticeable decrease in enrollment and, as a result, the school's net revenue. In this article, the author discusses the Competency-Based Behavioral…

  5. Biomedical Engineering Bionanosystems Research at Louisiana Tech University

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    Palmer, James; Lvov, Yuri; Hegab, Hisham; Snow, Dale; Wilson, Chester; McDonald, John; Walker, Lynn; Pratt, Jon; Davis, Despina; Agarwal, Mangilal; DeCoster, Mark; Feng, June; Que, Long; O'Neal, Chad; Guilbeau, Eric; Zivanovic, Sandra; Dobbins, Tabbetha; Gold, Scott; Mainardi, Daniela; Gowda, Shathabish; Napper, Stan

    2010-03-25

    The nature of this project is to equip and support research in nanoengineered systems for biomedical, bioenvironmental, and bioenergy applications. Funds provided by the Department of Energy (DoE) under this Congressional Directive were used to support two ongoing research projects at Louisiana Tech University in biomedical, bioenvironmental, and bioenergy applications. Two major projects (Enzyme Immobilization for Large Scale Reactors to Reduce Cellulosic Ethanol Costs, and Nanocatalysts for Coal and Biomass Conversion to Diesel Fuel) and to fund three to five additional seed projects were funded using the project budget. The project funds also allowed the purchase and repair of sophisticated research equipment that will support continued research in these areas for many years to come. Project funds also supported faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students, contributing to the development of a technically sophisticated work force in the region and the State. Descriptions of the technical accomplishments for each funded project are provided. Biofuels are an important part of the solution for sustainable transportation fuel and energy production for the future. Unfortunately, the country's appetite for fuel cannot be satisfied with traditional sugar crops such as sugar cane or corn. Emerging technologies are allowing cellulosic biomass (wood, grass, stalks, etc.) to also be converted into ethanol. Cellulosic ethanol does not compete with food production and it has the potential to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 86% versus current fossil fuels (current techniques for corn ethanol only reduce greenhouse gases by 19%). Because of these advantages, the federal government has made cellulosic ethanol a high priority. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires a minimum production of at least 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol by 2022. Indeed, the Obama administration has signaled an ambitious commitment of achieving 2 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol by 2013. Louisiana is well positioned to become a national contributor in cellulosic ethanol, with an excellent growing season, a strong pulp/paper industry, and one of the nation's first cellulosic ethanol demonstration plants. Dr. Palmer in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University is collaborating with Drs. Lvov and Snow in Chemistry and Dr. Hegab in Mechanical Engineering to capitalize on these advantages by applying nanotechnology to improve the cellulosic ethanol processes. In many of these processes, expensive enzymes are used to convert the cellulose to sugars. The nanotechnology processes developed at Louisiana Tech University can immobilize these enzymes and therefore significantly reduce the overall costs of the process. Estimates of savings range from approximately $32 million at each cellulosic ethanol plant, to $7.5 billion total if the 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol is achieved. This process has the advantage of being easy to apply in a large-scale commercial environment and can immobilize a wide variety or mixture of enzymes for production. Two primary objectives with any immobilization technique are to demonstrate reusability and catalytic activity (both reuse of the immobilized enzyme and reuse of the polymer substrate). The scale-up of the layering-by-layering process has been a focus this past year as some interesting challenges in the surface chemistry have become evident. Catalytic activity of cellulase is highly dependent upon how the feed material is pretreated to enhance digestion. Therefore, efforts this year have been performed this year to characterize our process on a few of the more prevalent pretreatment methods.

  6. LASER Tech Briefs, February 1995. Volume 3, No. 1

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    Topics included in this issue of LASER Tech Briefs are: Electronic Components and Circuits. Electronic Systems, Physical Sciences, Materials, Mechanics, Fabrication, and Mathematics and Information Sciences, and

  7. Girls Tech: Girls, Science, and Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Girls Tech is a program of Douglass College at Rutgers University. Its goal is to create a methodology for evaluating "electronic information resources to judge their likely appeal to girls and young women and stimulate their interest in science and technology." The Girls Tech homepage gives an overview of its recommended model for evaluating Web sites, software, and other material. Additionally, two research papers are presented; the first describes the process used to derive the evaluation model, while the second focuses on the role of computer games in attracting young people to computer technology. In particular, the latter paper considers the implications stemming from the fact that computers are generally viewed as boys' toys.

  8. URBox : High tech energy and informal housing

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    Y. J. Cuperus; D. Smets

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports on the URBox concept encompassing the high tech end of solar energy and informal low cost and affordable housing. It aims to contribute to solving the global energy crisis by building solar energy settlements in deserts where land is affordable and sunshine in abundance.\\u000aFirst the award winning Solar City 2050 is described and already existing technology

  9. Microsoft vs. Apple: Tech-support showdown

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    Lake, Matt.

    Yet one more installment in the Microsoft versus Apple debate, this article by CNet reviews the two biggies in terms of tech support, giving report cards on standard documentation, online help, and phone support. The results? Both companies get a "B" overall, with Microsoft proving better for customers with more advanced or complex queries and Apple better for those who have more basic questions when they first receive a product.

  10. The Tech Museum: Robotics: Sensing, Thinking, Acting

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    This website, presented by The Tech Museum of Innovation, provides information on the fundamentals of robotics. The site contains test and video clips for five fifty minute classroom sessions. Additionally, it provides a comprehensive view of the history of robotics, and possibilities of more integrations between machine and man, and also a fun gallery of robotic art. Overall, the site is a good view of how this industry is flourishing and changing for the future.

  11. Tech Learning: Resource for Education Technology Leaders

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    techLEARNING.com is produced by Technology & Learning Magazine. The magazine is available online and includes contributions from K-12 teachers, administrators and other experts in technology education. Feature articles in the March 2004 issue include Data: Mining with a Mission and Network Monitoring: A 360-Degree Plan. Websites, technology trends, and innovative classrooms or schools are also highlighted in each issue. The Educators' Outlook section includes resources from The Well Connected Educator -- a previous web-based project which collected articles, web tours, Teachers' Choice entries, and forum comments contributed by readers. New contributions from readers continue to be collected through techLEARNING.com. Another magazine, Digital Video in the Classroom, is also posted online. From this website, administrators and teachers can find out how to host a Tech Forum -- a day conference on "a practical look at some of the challenges facing today's schools and how to solve them" -- for a fee, of course. Sections for teachers, administrators and technology coordinators highlight articles from the magazines relevant for these different audiences.

  12. TurboTech Technical Evaluation Automated System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Tiffany, Dorothy J.

    2009-01-01

    TurboTech software is a Web-based process that simplifies and semiautomates technical evaluation of NASA proposals for Contracting Officer's Technical Representatives (COTRs). At the time of this reporting, there have been no set standards or systems for training new COTRs in technical evaluations. This new process provides boilerplate text in response to interview style questions. This text is collected into a Microsoft Word document that can then be further edited to conform to specific cases. By providing technical language and a structured format, TurboTech allows the COTRs to concentrate more on the actual evaluation, and less on deciding what language would be most appropriate. Since the actual word choice is one of the more time-consuming parts of a COTRs job, this process should allow for an increase in quantity of proposals evaluated. TurboTech is applicable to composing technical evaluations of contractor proposals, task and delivery orders, change order modifications, requests for proposals, new work modifications, task assignments, as well as any changes to existing contracts.

  13. Safety and Adherence to Intermittent Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-1 in African Men Who Have Sex with Men and Female Sex Workers

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    Mugo, Peter; Anzala, Omu; Haberer, Jessica E.; Bangsberg, David; Barin, Burc; Rooney, James F.; Mark, David; Chetty, Paramesh; Fast, Patricia; Priddy, Frances H.

    2012-01-01

    Background Little is known about safety of and adherence to intermittent HIV PrEP regimens, which may be more feasible than daily dosing in some settings. We present safety and adherence data from the first trial of an intermittent PrEP regimen among Kenyan men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW). Methods/Principal Findings MSM and FSW were randomized to daily oral FTC/TDF or placebo, or intermittent (Monday, Friday and within 2 hours after sex, not to exceed one dose per day) oral FTC/TDF or placebo in a 2?1?2?1 ratio; volunteers were followed monthly for 4 months. Adherence was assessed with the medication event monitoring system (MEMS). Sexual activity data were collected via daily text message (SMS) queries and timeline followback interviews with a one-month recall period. Sixty-seven men and 5 women were randomized into the study. Safety was similar among all groups. Median MEMS adherence rates were 83% [IQR: 63–92] for daily dosing and 55% [IQR:28–78] for fixed intermittent dosing (p?=?0.003), while adherence to any post-coital doses was 26% [IQR:14–50]. SMS response rates were low, which may have impaired measurement of post-coital dosing adherence. Acceptability of PrEP was high, regardless of dosing regimen. Conclusions/Significance Adherence to intermittent dosing regimens, fixed doses, and in particular coitally-dependent doses, may be more difficult than adherence to daily dosing. However, intermittent dosing may still be appropriate for PrEP if intracellular drug levels, which correlate with prevention of HIV acquisition, can be attained with less than daily dosing and if barriers to adherence can be addressed. Additional drug level data, qualitative data on adherence barriers, and better methods to measure sexual activity are necessary to determine whether adherence to post-coital PrEP could be comparable to more standard regimens. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00971230 PMID:22511916

  14. High-Stakes, Minimum-Competency Exams: How Competent Are They for Evaluating Teacher Competence?

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    Goodman, Gay; Arbona, Consuelo; Dominguez de Rameriz, Romilia

    2008-01-01

    Increasingly, teacher educators recommend authentic, performance-related measures for evaluating teacher candidates. Nevertheless, more states are requiring teachers to pass high-stakes, minimum-competency exams. This study examined the relation between teacher candidate scores on authentic measures and their scores on certification exams required…

  15. Measurement Issues in Promoting Continued Competence.

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    Waddell, Donna L.

    2001-01-01

    Considers definitions and models for ensuring nursing competence, including mandatory continuing education, peer review, and practice or process audits. Reviews ways to select measurement paradigms and instruments and to interpret data. Advocates establishment of practice standards and essential competencies. (SK)

  16. February 11 Professional Services Competency Framework

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    Bearhop, Stuart

    & Collaboration: Works with others towards shared goals cooperatively and collaboratively with other teams UseFebruary 11 Professional Services Competency Framework Commercial Awareness: Understands these competency definitions to discuss how effectively tasks are carried out, recognising strengths and focusing

  17. Competencies in occupational and environmental health nursing.

    PubMed

    2007-11-01

    The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. has delineated nine categories of competency in occupational and environmental health nursing. Within each category, three levels of achievement or competence are identified. PMID:18019767

  18. Concerning National Competency Examinations in Education.

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    Shoemaker, David M.

    1979-01-01

    Several aspects of national competency tests are discussed: two conceptualizations; arguments pro and con; the federal perspective; a distillation of support and opposition to arguments judged unique to national competency tests; and a hypothetical procedure for implementation. (MH)

  19. Turning Students into Employees: The School-to-Work Payoff.

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    Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.

    This booklet describes the success of tech prep under the federal school-to-work (STW) initiative and provides case studies showing how schools and businesses are using tech prep to create the world's best work force for the new millennium. The first section discusses the payoff from STW, and the second section describes tech prep. Section 3…

  20. A Conceptual Analysis of a Technology Preparation Program in Agriculture in Selected Schools in New York State. Qualitative Study Project Report 1993-1994.

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    Newsom-Stewart, Mhora; Sutphin, Dean

    Two counselors, five teachers, four administrators, and seven 10th- and 11th-grade students at three New York schools offering pilot agricultural tech prep programs as part of the Agri Tech Prep 2000 (ATP 2000) project were interviewed. The interviews focused on the participants' understanding of and attitudes toward tech prep, the status of the…