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Horticulture. Tech Prep Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ohio State Univ., Wooster. Agricultural Technical Inst.

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Health Technologies State Tech Prep Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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Electronics Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lakeland Tech Prep Consortium, Kirtland, OH.

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Tech-Prep Competency Profiles within the Engineering Technologies Cluster.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Tech-Prep Competency Profiles within the Health Technologies Cluster.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lakeland Tech Prep Consortium, Kirtland, OH.

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Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lakeland Tech Prep Consortium, Kirtland, OH.

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Tech-Prep Competency Profiles within the Business/Computer Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is designed for educators throughout Ohio who are involved in planning and/or delivering tech prep programs within the business/computer technologies cluster, discusses and presents tech prep competency profiles (TCPs) for 12 business/computer technology occupations. The first part of the document contains the following:…

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

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Tech Prep Bridge Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although tech prep is still in its infancy in Georgia, increasing numbers of students are entering technical institutes after having completed the secondary-level component of tech prep programs. Georgia's technical institutes must begin the process of developing bridge programs to help adult students with no tech prep experience develop academic…

Gohdes, William

1995-01-01

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A Comprehensive Tech Prep Curriculum Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Butte College Tech Prep Consortium (TPC), in Oroville, California, is a cooperative effort of secondary and postsecondary schools, local businesses, and community organizations to develop and implement Tech Prep opportunities in the area. The TPC has developed a competency-based, comprehensive tech prep curriculum model that is applicable to…

Newman, Larry

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Developing Tech Prep Guidance Programs. Seattle Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides information on the strategies used by Seattle (Washington) Public Schools' counseling service and tech prep counselor to integrate the tech prep concept into comprehensive counseling activities. It begins with a rationale for tech prep and information on enrollment. These six strategies are then detailed: (1) appoint a…

Seattle Community Coll. District, Washington.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Mid-East Ohio Tech Prep Consortium, Zanesville.

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Tech-Prep. A Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography shows how various states are dealing with the work force crisis and provides examples of tech prep articulation agreements. Forty citations from ERIC and other databases include guides, research reports, project descriptions, conference papers, and position papers. Three articles, representative of current wisdom in the field,…

Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services.

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Tech Prep Consortia in Texas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Tech Prep (TP) program is designed to provide a seamless transition for students between the high school, community college, and four-year college levels so that students can make an easier transition from school to work. In Texas, TP has developed differently from the programs of other states. Texas policy makers created a tri-agency…

Opp, Ronald D.

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Tech Prep--Lessons Learned.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lessons learned in guiding effective tech prep (TP) programs in agriculture include the constraints of Perkins funding, importance of the TP coordinator, necessity of continuous curriculum effort, teacher acceptance, pitfalls of articulation agreements, avoidance of remedial education, TP's place in overall reform, and emphasis on comprehensive…

Coffey, David M.; Brannon, Tony

1994-01-01

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Tech Prep Compendium of Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the Delaware approach to transition from the secondary vocational center to postsecondary education. A consortium of state legislators and state and local educators, the Delaware Consortium on Technical Preparation Programs (Tech Prep), has the following mission: establish lines of communication between participating…

Delaware Technical and Community Coll., Dover.

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Laboratory Activities in Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although high schools typically concentrate on preparing students to enter baccalaureate degree programs, it is estimated that by the year 2000 more than 70% of the jobs in America will not require a four-year college degree. The Tech Prep program is designed to provide technically oriented backgrounds to the middle fifty percent of high school…

Caldwell, Frank W., Jr.

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Tech Prep Intergenerational Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project was conducted at Texas Tech University to develop a competency-based curriculum to support statewide implementation of tech prep intergenerational programs (careers in providing services to well elderly persons and to children). Project activities included the following: (1) revision and expansion of the Intergenerational Target…

Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.

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Contextual Learning and Tech Prep Curriculum Integration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because tech prep has the twin goals of preparing students for entry into postsecondary/continuing education or the work force after high school, tech prep programs require significant modification of conventional curricula and teaching methodologies. Both research and experience have demonstrated that the ability to transfer learning from one…

Edling, Walter

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Tech Prep Compendium of Models. [Revised].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Delaware Technical and Community Coll., Dover.

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Tech Prep for Central Illinois. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of an articulated secondary/postsecondary tech prep project was to develop a model curriculum to prepare students to enter a postsecondary program leading to an associate of applied science degree. Continuing study at a four-year university would also be an option. Six schools participated as tech prep sites. Each site formed a team…

Illinois Central Coll. East Peoria.

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The Tech Prep Handbook: Performance Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hensley, Oliver D., Ed.; And Others

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Assessing Tech Prep. A Rhode Island Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, developed a consortium which introduced tech prep to over 75% of the high schools statewide. The Tech Prep Associate Degree (TPAD) Program provides students with a concrete program of study which begins in 11th…

MacQueen, Andrea B.

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Tech Prep Career Passports for Rewarding Futures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Rouse, Charles

1995-01-01

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Minnesota's Tech Prep Outcome Evaluation Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Minnesota Tech Prep Consortia Evaluation System, which collects outcomes data on enrollment, retention, related job placement, higher education, dropouts, and diplomas/degrees awarded. Explains outcome measures, database development, data collection and analysis methods, and remaining challenges. (SK)

Brown, James M.; Pucel, David; Twohig, Cathy; Semler, Steve; Kuchinke, K. Peter

1998-01-01

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Evolving a Model for Evaluating Tech Prep Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tech Prep programs have been designed and structured to forge strong and comprehensive links between secondary and postsecondary education institutions. Programs within these institutions lead to completion of an associate degree or two-year certificate, provide technical preparation in specified fields, build student competence, and lead to…

Ruhland, Sheila K.; And Others

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South Central Kansas Tech Prep Consortium Handbook [and] South Central Kansas Tech Prep Program Resource Catalog, 1994-1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to provide resources and guidance for the design and implementation of tech prep programs at the local level, this document provides a handbook of strategies and guidelines developed by tech prep practitioners across the nation and a catalog of materials available at the South Central Kansas Tech Prep Consortium (SCKTPC) library.…

Dodson-Pennington, Laura S., Comp.

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Colorado Agriculture Education Tech Prep Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to provide local agricultural education tech prep programs throughout Colorado with a framework for updating their own curriculum and developing articulation with postsecondary institutions. First, a primer to standards-based education explains the role of the following items in standards-based education in agriculture: (1)…

2002

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Model Tech Prep Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Southern Maryland Educational Consortium, La Plata.

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The Massachusetts TECH PREP WEST Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

1995

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Williamson, Patty

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Tech Prep: Pathways to Success? The Performance of Tech Prep and Non-Tech Prep Students at a Midwestern Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study looks at all students who participated in a Tech Prep program at Sinclair Community College, Ohio, and who first enrolled in the program between fall 1997 and spring 2001. The comparison group consisted of all non-Tech Prep students who started at Sinclair between fall 1997 and fall 2000, and who had not transferred credits from any…

Krile, Donna J.; Parmer, Penelope

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Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gilbreath, Tommy

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Rhode Island Tech Prep Program Guide. Tech Prep Associate Degree Program. Technical Programs. Business/Office Administration Programs. Allied Health/Dental Health Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program guide for educators outlines how the tech prep program has evolved in Rhode Island, the type of students most likely to benefit from the program, and how the program works. It begins with tech prep success stories, tech prep associate degree activity timeline, and director of Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Tech Prep

Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.

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Tech Prep Degree: Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce. Design, Development and Implementation of a TECH PREP Core Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of tech prep at Quad-City/Tri-County Vocational Regions/Black Hawk College was on providing all students with skills for higher education as well as job opportunities. To accomplish this, a comprehensive model applicable to all program areas was implemented to provide sequenced, vocationally and academically integrated, and complementary…

Quad-City/Tri-County Vocational Regions, East Moline, IL.

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Tech Prep in Illinois: Postsecondary Perspectives on Development and Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A concept mapping process conducted with Illinois tech prep practitioners generated cluster themes in four areas: goals, process, clientele, and partnerships/teamwork. The most important clusters of statements included outcomes, business-industry linkages, and articulation. The resulting concept framework will facilitate tech prep program planning…

Roegge, Chris A.; Brown, Dan

1992-01-01

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Tech-Prep Mathematics in New York State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study sought to determine the extent to which mathematics content in tech prep programs in New York state matched or differed from the content of the three Regents college preparatory courses. Data were gathered through questionnaires received from a sample of 24 of the state's 30 tech prep consortia providing information about 27 curricula.…

Brodsky, Stanley M.

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Integrating the Curriculum. PACE "How To" Handbooks for Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook, which is one in a series of handbooks designed to help tech prep practitioners replicate successful materials, projects, or programs that have been developed by Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE) consortium members, explains the process of integrating a tech prep curriculum. The introduction briefly describes the…

Turlington, Anita J.

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National Tech Prep Demonstration Center Annual Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.

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Beyond Articulation: The Development of Tech Prep Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Tech prep" is the term given to vocational education programs that provide preparation for technical careers. These programs often include an articulated curriculum of 2 years of high school and 2 years of postsecondary education with work experience components. This report describes tech prep as it currently exists, based on data collected from…

Dornsife, Carolyn

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Tech Prep Degree: Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce. Design, Development and Implementation of a TECH PREP Core Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A four-stage project was undertaken to develop an exemplary tech prep core program to serve students in the Quad-City/Tri-County Vo Tech Regions school districts and Black Hawk Community College (BHCC) in Illinois. A core group planning committee consisting of education and business/industry representatives used the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum)…

Quad-City/Tri-County Vocational Regions, East Moline, IL.

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The College Pairs Study: Evaluation of Tech-Prep in New York State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is part of a series of reports of a Statewide Evaluation Study of the Tech-Prep Program in New York State. The Pairs Study involved analysis of Tech-Prep vs. non-Tech-Prep student performance using 14 pairs of institutions - one college and its feeder high school. Research utilized high school and college transcripts for 391 students…

Brodsky, Stanley M.; Arroyo, Carmen G.

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Tech Prep Associate Degree: A Win/Win Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to serve as a "how to" guide for policymakers, and state, federal, and institutional leaders, as well as public school and higher education practitioners interested in developing a Tech Prep/Associate Degree (TPAD) consortium, this book provides a detailed synthesis of successful TPAD consortia and programs. The first five chapters offer…

Hull, Dan, Comp.; Parnell, Dale, Comp.

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Physics and Physical Science Units for Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Green, James E.; Weaver, Roy A.

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Theme: Tech Prep--Articulation, Curriculum Change, Implementation Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Theme issue includes the following: "Tech Prep (TP)--Articulation Check!" (Thuemmel); "Delivering an Education That Works" (Perry); "TP: A Flood of Change" (Mahler, Vold); "Implementation Strategies for TP" (Harris, Birkenholz); and "Making Transitions in Agricultural Education through TP" (Sutphin). (SK)

Thuemmel, William L.; And Others

1994-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

1998

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Tech Prep: A National Survey. Vocational Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prompted by new funding provided through the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act, a study examined the status of program development of tech prep initiatives in the technical institutes and community colleges of the United States. Using mailing lists of members of the American Vocational Association and the American…

Delgado Community Coll., New Orleans, LA.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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The Tech Prep Articulation Agreement, Lewis-South Thurston Consortium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Tech Prep is a partnership among Washington's Centralia College, secondary schools, business, and the community to prepare students and workers through logically sequenced courses leading to successful transition from high school to postsecondary education and/or work. This articulation agreement describes goals and…

Hale, Camille

51

Mt. Hood Tech Prep Demonstration Project. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mt. Hood Tech Prep Demonstration Project provides technical education to students in grades 9-14 plus opportunities to continue into apprenticeship or four-year college programs. The consortium includes seven Oregon local school districts, Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), and active business and industry partners. An estimated 1,500 students…

Owens, Thomas R.

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Tech Prep Program in Financial Services. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A tech prep program in financial services, called Chicago Academy of Finance, was developed at Jones Metropolitan High School of Business and Commerce in Chicago, Illinois. The program was designed to integrate vocational and academic skills, with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. Of the 39 students initially enrolling in the first…

Chicago Public Schools, IL.

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Health Science Careers: Tech Prep Consortium for New Jersey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

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

2001-01-01

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Learning to Trust. On the Treasure Coast, Tech Prep Proves a Trove for Educators Long Divided.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the "High Schools That Work" model, the Quad County Tech Prep Consortium in Florida has won several awards for its comprehensive tech prep program. The partnership enables technical students from four school districts to flow smoothly into an associate degree program at Indian River Community College. (JOW)

Winterburn, Patty

1995-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cellini, Stephanie Riegg

2006-01-01

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Tech-Prep Administrative Guidelines Model. Vocational Education Curriculum Development. Bulletin No. 1899.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide prepared in Louisiana suggests a model by which educational institutions may design and implement an articulated tech prep program. The following sources of information for the model are described: literature review; interviews with tech prep specialists and conference participants; visits to two exemplary programs; and…

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.

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Focus for the Future. The Final Report of the National Tech-Prep Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In accordance with a mandate included in the 1990 amendments to the Perkins Act, a national evaluation of Tech-Prep implementation was conducted. The evaluation had two main objectives: to determine how effectively Tech-Prep is being implemented and to identify useful implementation practices and challenges. Data were collected from the following…

Hershey, Alan M.; Silverberg, Marsha K.; Owens, Tom; Hulsey, Lara K.

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Developing a Career Awareness Program for Students. PACE "How To" Handbooks for Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook, which is one in a series of handbooks designed to help tech prep practitioners replicate successful materials, projects, or programs that have been developed by Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE) consortium members, explains how to develop career awareness programs for tech prep students. The introduction contains…

Turlington, Anita J.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Farmer, Edgar I.

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A Delphi Study of Tech Prep Initiatives in Higher Education: Research Priorities in Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to identify, categorize, and prioritize the research needs facing Tech Prep Teacher Education over the next 10 years, a study was conducted of a selected sample of nationally recognized experts in Tech Prep. A three-round Delphi survey approach was used to generate responses and achieve consensus among the experts. The first…

Farmer, Edgar I.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ray, Larry A.

2011-01-01

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Prep/Tech: Volume 1, No. 1, Youth on homelessness  

SciTech Connect

PREP/TECH is a skill development, academic enrichment program of U. of Toledo in Toledo OH and The Engineers Foundation of Ohio; it addresses the mathematics, science, language, and intellectual needs of about 100 African-American and Hispanic-American 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in Toledo. This summer, after 3 weeks of classes, the 80 students returned for a second 3 week session and were divided into two groups, one studying the growing problem of homelessness in America. This group researched and published a pamphlet on homelessness. This report is divided into: myths, causes, descriptions, and solutions. Finally, a brief account is given of the homelessness project.

NONE

1995-12-31

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Glasgow, Jacqueline N.

1996-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Leftwich, Kathy

1992-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Meyer, Bruce A.

2011-01-01

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The Use of Applied Communications in Developing Critical Thinking Skills of Tech Prep Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the effect of participation in a tech prep program, specifically an applied communications course, on the problem-solving self-appraisal and critical thinking skills of secondary students. It also explored effects of a traditional English course and an honors English course on these factors. A pretest-posttest nonequivalent…

Gelven, Don R.; Stewart, Bob R.

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Tech Prep Implementation in the United States: Promising Trends and Lingering Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined tech prep (TP) implementation in the United States. Questionnaires were mailed to a geographically representative sample of 473 of the 855 local TP coordinators identified. Completed questionnaires were returned by 84% of the coordinators surveyed. The study established that as many as 50% of the nation's high schools are…

Bragg, Debra D.; And Others

68

An Evaluation of Tech Prep in Ohio. Year One Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In January 1995, a private research firm conducted the first year of a 5-year evaluation of tech prep (TP) in Ohio. State- and consortium-level baseline data about the following were collected: state policies/practices for TP; role of consortia in TP; professional development of instructors/administrators for TP; selected groups'…

MGT of America, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.

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Tech Prep: Building a Framework for Future Research, Evaluation, and Program Practice. Focus Group Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on three focus groups comprised of state officials, local practitioners and supporters, and researchers who were convened to provide input on strategies for assessing and validating the effects of tech prep. Part I provides a brief summary of the groups' discussions, including major points and broad themes in these four topic…

Elliott, Barbara G.

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Oregon Tech Prep/Associate Degree Program: Developing a High Performance Workforce.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issued jointly by Oregon's Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Commissioner of Community Colleges, this policy statement is aimed at implementing the Oregon Tech Prep/Associate Degree Program (TPAD), a new applied academics curricular structure. The paper begins with a summary of Oregon's school reform effort, an open letter to the…

Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.

71

Preparing Michigan Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow: The Report of the Tech Prep Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Both secondary schools and community colleges are under pressure to increase the technical content of their curricula to produce graduates who can fill highly skilled technician jobs in a changing work force. Technical Preparation (Tech Prep) Programs are partnerships between these two institutional levels that incorporate career counseling and…

Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Edling, Walter

73

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Raber, Suzanne M.; Merchlinsky, Suzanne R.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lewis, Morgan V.

2008-01-01

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Tech Prep: Developing Cooperative Programs and Partnerships. National Satellite Teleconference Proceedings (Blacksburg, Virginia, October 29, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports the proceedings of a teleconference convened to acquaint vocational education leaders and the vocational education community with the federal guidelines for "tech prep" programs as well as the elements of successful programs. About 700 down-link sites from 48 states participated in the conference, with an etimated audience of…

Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.

77

2 + 2 Program Guide: 2 + 2 Tech-Prep Associate Degree Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2 + 2 Tech-Prep Associate Degree Program at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is a high school/community college partnership which provides an alternative program of study for students who are enrolled in general education or vocational programs. Students are targeted for the program in grade 10 and begin the program in grade 11 at…

Marmaras, Judy

78

The PACE Guide to Area Business Speakers. PACE "How To" Handbooks for Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook, which is one in a series of handbooks designed to help tech prep practitioners replicate successful materials/projects/programs developed by Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE) consortium members, explains how to develop a guide to area business speakers. Background information on the PACE consortium is presented.…

Turlington, Anita J.

79

Designing a Technical Advanced Placement Program. PACE "How To" Handbooks for Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook, which is one in a series of handbooks designed to help tech prep practitioners replicate successful materials, projects, or programs that have been developed by Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE) consortium members, explains how to design a technical advanced placement program. Outlined first are the structure of…

Turlington, Anita J.

80

Mt. Hood Community College National Tech Prep Demonstration Center. Concluding Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mt. Hood Community College National Tech Prep Demonstration Center program is described in this performance report. The report details the following activities through which the center contributed significantly to educational reform: (1) information dissemination (including distributing information packets to more than 2,770 sites, hosting 63…

Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.

81

Texas Tech Prep Environmental Scan of Partner Perceptions: An Assessment of Effectiveness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document focuses on Texas 26 regional consortia that coordinate the delivery of services between secondary school districts and two-year colleges. It examines the professed effectiveness of these consortia by using a perception survey given to Texas Tech Prep consortia directors, community college technical administrators, and secondary…

Waller, Rusty

82

Success Is in the Details. No Element of Tech Prep Escapes the Fine-Tuned Planning of Oregon's Design Teams.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Articles describe elements of Oregon's' tech prep program: "New Software Helps Students Visualize a Career Path" (Buhl); "Bridge Construction Ahead" (Roach); and "To Track Students, Oregon Goes to the Bar" (Dutson). (JOW)

Buhl, Cheryl L.; And Others

1995-01-01

83

How Do Idaho Post-Secondary T&I Instructors Feel about Time-Shortened Tech-Prep Articulation?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the acceptance of the time-shortened articulation (TSA) approach adopted to implement tech prep programs by Idaho postsecondary trade and industrial instructors. From a sample of 143 instructors, 46 usable responses were received. Hall's (1979) Stages of Concern (SoC) model was used to determine if they had accepted the process,…

Rogers, George E.; Wilson, Ruth D.

84

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Garlon Mobley Webb

1996-01-01

85

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ascher, Carol; Flaxman, Erwin

86

Tech Prep Projects. Title III E of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990. 1996 Project Application Guidelines. Bulletin No. 95194.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is intended for secondary and postsecondary administrators, coordinators, and others in Wisconsin who are responsible for seeking funding for tech prep projects, details 1996 project application guidelines for funding under Title III E of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990. Presented in…

Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, Madison. Wisconsin Technical Coll. System.

87

Benchmarks & Milestones. A Statistical Summary of Regional 2+2 Tech Prep Activities. Mt. Hood Regional Cooperative Consortium. 1992 Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains seven tables and graphs that show the extent of tech prep agreements and activities for 1992, the seventh year of the Mt. Hood Regional Cooperative Consortium. The report shows that a strong cooperative relationship has been established between and among the district high schools, the education service district, and the…

Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.

88

Engineering Technologies. State Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

89

Competency Index. [Health Technology Cluster.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

90

Interactive Media Technologies. State Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

91

Business/Computer Technologies. State Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

92

Plastics Technical Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

93

Ohio Construction Technologies Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which lists construction technologies competencies as identified by representatives from government agencies and labor organizations as well as secondary and postsecondary educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing both college tech prep programs and apprenticeship training/education…

Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob

94

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

95

Ohio Business Management. Technical Competency Profile (TCP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

96

Ohio Marketing Management and Research. Technical Competency Profile (TCP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides a framework for a broad-based secondary and postsecondary curriculum to prepare students for employment in marketing management and research (MMR). 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…

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

97

Environmental/Natural Resources Technologies. State Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

98

Ohio Financial Services and Risk Management. Technical Competency Profile (TCP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

99

Migrant Education. PREP-19.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"A Synthesis of Current Research in Migrant Education" has recently been prepared by Dr. James O. Schnur of New York State University College, Geneseo, for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. PREP kit No. 19, based upon this document, covers such areas as characteristics of…

National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.

100

Environmental Management Technologies. Curriculum Pathways, Pathway Narratives, Competency Documentation Sheets, and Program Application.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents information on the systemic changes that have occurred and will occur in environmental management technologies curriculum in participating secondary and postsecondary institutions as a result of the installation of tech prep pathways in the Heart of Ohio Tech Prep Consortium. Part I contains the curriculum pathways and pathway…

Columbus State Community Coll., OH.

101

Prep plant population rebounds  

SciTech Connect

Demand and higher prices allows more operators to build and upgrade plants. The 2005 US Prep Plant Census found that the number of coal preparation plants has grown from 212 to 265 in five years - a 53 plant gain or a 20% increase over that reported by Coal Age in 2000. The number of bituminous coal washing facilities grew by 43 to 250. The article discusses the survey and the companies involved and presents a table giving key details of plants arranged by state. 6 tabs.

Fiscor, S.

2005-10-01

102

Leatherwood prep plant upgrade  

SciTech Connect

The Blue Diamond Coal Co. recently implemented major circuit modifications to the Leatherwood coal preparation plant (formerly known as the J.K. Cornett prep plant) in Slemp, KY, USA. The plant was originally built in the late 1980s, and then modified in 1999. The 2006 plant modifications included: two Krebs 33-inch heavy-media cyclones; five 10 x 20 ft single deck Conn-Weld Banana type vibrating screens; two 10 ft x 48 inch Eriez self-leveling magnetic separators; two Derrick Stacksizer high frequency screens; two CMI EBR-48 centrifugal dryers; Warman process pumps; and eight triple start MDL spiral concentrators. 2 figs.

Hollis, R.W.; Jain, S.M. [James River Coal Co. (USA)

2007-06-15

103

Pardee prep plant expansion  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-01-15

104

Multi-Competency Health Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Columbus State Community Coll., OH.

105

PREPping Students for Authentic Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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

2008-10-01

106

Deaf Prep Program: Mathematics Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This remedial mathematics curriculum for deaf community college students is organized into 22 lessons grouped into three levels: whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Preliminary versions of the curriculum have been used in Deaf Prep classrooms and taken through a development and revision process. Each lesson follows the same pattern: topic…

George, Paula

107

Tech Prep and the U.S. Navy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In preparing for the 21st century, Navy leadership faces both short- and long-term dilemmas: In the short term, how can the Nayy make its recruiting mission this year and-if the economic boom continues-in 2001. In the longer term, how is the Navy going to...

P. A. Golfin D. H. Blake

2000-01-01

108

Black Studies in Community Colleges. PREP-26.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An HEW Publication, report no. 26 in the PREP series (Putting Research into Educational Practice) discusses the timely topic of Black Studies. Previously, a survey of the development and implementation of Black Studies in American community colleges was conducted and reported by the same authors in ED 048 851. This PREP report was adapted from the…

Lombardi, John; Quimby, Edgar A.

109

Exploring quality management practices and high tech firm performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

High tech firms compete based on the ability to respond to dynamic environments and to quickly develop innovative new products. However, can quality management (QM) also be a source of competitive advantage for high tech firms? This study empirically investigates the relationship between the extent of quality management implementation and performance in high tech manufacturing firms. Cluster analysis was done

Hale Kaynak; Janet L. Hartley

2005-01-01

110

TECH 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes TECH 2000, a permanent gallery of interactive multimedia applications contributed by manufacturers and producers of multimedia systems. Located in Washington, DC, the gallery includes examples of multimedia technology in the areas of arts and culture, new technology, interactive training, educational tutorials, community information,…

Adkins, Dean

1992-01-01

111

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.

2008-11-14

112

PREP Program at Monterey Peninsula College.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An informal account of the establishment and operation of a U. S. Army Predischarge Education Program, in which HumRRO aided a junior college in providing high school graduates with significant preparation for college work, is given. The PREP program is d...

H. M. Bialek

1971-01-01

113

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

114

Conversion of Coal Prep-Wastes into Portland Cements  

Microsoft Academic Search

A developmental project was carried out to explore the potential for the economic use of coal-prep waste. Coal prep-wastes were used as a component of raw feed in producing portland cement clinker. Several combinations of prep-wastes, and cement kiln dust and raw materials from different Illinois cement plants were tested in the laboratory to generate clinkers. The raw mixes were

Javed I. Bhatty; John Gajda; F. M. Miller

115

High School PREP: Thematic Planning, Fall '83. Preparation for Raising Educational Performance. [HS PREP Experimental Program].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a handbook designed for carrying out the goals and objectives of Preparation for Raising Educational Performance (PREP), a thematic, remedial program for ninth graders in New York City public schools. The lessons presented in the handbook model an approach to learning which follows the patterns of actual language development: listening,…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

116

Efficacy of clean v sterile surgical prep kits.  

PubMed

The goal of preoperative skin preparation is to reduce the risk of postoperative wound infections. This study was designed to determine if a difference exists in the residual microbial flora on the skin of surgical patients who are prepped with clean versus sterile prep kits. The researchers randomly assigned 60 ambulatory surgery patients to two preoperative skin preparation groups (i.e., clean prep kits, sterile prep kits) and obtained cultures of the patients' surgical sites at three different times (i.e., before performing standard povidone-iodine scrub-and-paint skin preps, 10 minutes after the completion of the skin preps, immediately after skin closure). They used repeated mixed factorial analyses of variance to compute the differences in residual microbial counts at the patients' surgical sites. There was no difference in the residual microbial skin flora in the patients prepped with clean or sterile skin prep kits. The study results have significant cost-saving implications for health care facilities and surgical patients. PMID:9293327

Pearce, B A; Miller, L H; Martin, M A; Roush, D L

1997-09-01

117

HIV PrEP Trials: The Road to Success  

PubMed Central

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.

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

2013-01-01

118

Research on the Competition Lock-In Strategy Based on Uniqueness of High-Tech Products  

Microsoft Academic Search

the characteristics distinguishing high-tech products from traditional products make the competition strategy of high- tech enterprises different from those traditional ones. In this essay, we will analysize the uniqueness of high-tech products in market competing, ie: the net effect, increasing returns, the path dependence and the winners taking all. Also in the paper the definition of the competition lock-in will

Zhongming Mao; Qiong Wang

2011-01-01

119

An assessment of the business environment for high-tech industrial development in Shanghai  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author presents the analysis of a survey of 500 high-tech enterprises in Shanghai which was designed to examine the local social, political, and economic environment in which high-tech enterprises operate and compete. Information sought in this survey comes in two kinds: the characteristics of high-tech enterprises; and their assessments of specified elements constituting their business environment. Survey findings suggested

Wen Hong

2003-01-01

120

JUSTNET: TechBeat  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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NEXT GENERATION ORAL PrEP: BEYOND TENOFOVIR  

PubMed Central

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

Abraham, Bisrat K.; Gulick, Roy

2013-01-01

122

How often is prep close to the true replication probability?  

PubMed

Largely due to dissatisfaction with the standard null hypothesis significance testing procedure, researchers have begun to consider alternatives. For example, Killeen (2005a) has argued that researchers should calculate prep that is purported to indicate the probability that, if the experiment in question were replicated, the obtained finding would be in the same direction as the original finding. However, Killeen also seems to indicate that rather than being the probability of replication, prep is actually the probability of obtaining a finding whereby the experimental group mean exceeds the control group mean. Our goal was to determine the relative frequency with which obtained prep statistics are close to true replication probabilities. Regardless of which way prep is defined, our simulations show that it is unlikely to be close to the true value unless both the population effect magnitude and the sample size are uncommonly large. The definitional problem in combination with the inaccuracy under either interpretation, constitutes an important challenge for those who espouse the routine computation of prep statistics. PMID:20822254

Trafimow, David; MacDonald, Justin A; Rice, Stephen; Clason, Dennis L

2010-09-01

123

Establishing Integrated Tech Prep Programs in Urban Schools: Plans Developed at the NCRVE 1993 National Institute.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document outlines the purposes and main activities of a 2-week national institute held in July 1993 in Berkeley, California. Ten teams of vocational and academic educators (125 high school and community college teachers, counselors, and administrators) from 10 major metropolitan areas were selected through a competitive application process to…

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

124

2 + 2 Tech Prep/Associate Degree Program: A Working Degree for America. A Concept Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within the context of a discussion of the future of work in the United States, this paper proposes the development of a four-year structured and closely articulated program of technical preparation, beginning during the junior year of high school and terminating with specific technical education programs in community, technical, and junior…

Parnell, Dale

125

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

126

Application of Psychology of Learning to Tech Prep Education and Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The technical education instructor needs to emphasize certain tenets from the psychology of education in teaching-learning situations: meaningful learning; sequential experiences; success in student learning; purposeful activities; provision for individual differences among learners; knowledge, skills, and attitudinal goals to represent balance…

Ediger, Marlow

127

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines AGENCY...The National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) is designed to facilitate...among other things, that periodic exercises take place to test oil spill...

2012-02-22

128

Guide for the Preparation of Proposals for the Pre-Freshman Engineering Program: PREP, 1988.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Primary purpose of PREP will be to alleviate manpower shortages in engineering by preparing and guiding high school students in the selection of college-preparatory courses in science and mathematics. PREP will provide funds to colleges and universities f...

1987-01-01

129

Computer Systems Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

130

CADD Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 22 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of CADD (computer-assisted drafting and design) 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…

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

131

Tool & Die Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 23 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of tool and die 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…

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

132

Manufacturing (Industrial) Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

133

Electromechanical Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 25 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of electromechanical 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…

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

134

Electrical Maintenance Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

135

Electronics Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

136

Mechanical Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

137

Instrumentation Control Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

138

NASA Tech House  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1977-01-01

139

Cultural Intelligence (CQ): A Quest for Cultural Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly

2007-01-01

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Pknox1/Prep1 Regulates Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation Components in Skeletal Muscle  

PubMed Central

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.

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

2014-01-01

141

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ruetz, Nancy

142

How Often Is prep Close to the True Replication Probability?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Largely due to dissatisfaction with the standard null hypothesis significance testing procedure, researchers have begun to consider alternatives. For example, Killeen (2005a) has argued that researchers should calculate prep that is purported to indicate the probability that, if the experiment in question were replicated, the obtained finding would be in the same direction as the original finding. However, Killeen also

David Trafimow; Justin A. MacDonald; Stephen Rice; Dennis L. Clason

2010-01-01

143

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ruetz, Nancy

144

PREP Implementation in Hillsborough County. Cycle III. Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The third phase of a three-cycle evaluation process designed for the Primary Education Program (PREP) of the Hillsborough County Public Schools (Tampa, Florida) was undertaken by evaluation teams in April 1981. Evaluation involved different data collection techniques. First, interviews with principals and curriculum intervention specialists at…

Turner, Susan Douglas; Hildebrand, John A.

145

TechCrunch  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2013-01-01

146

TechDictionary.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Tech Stars Scholarship Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2009-07-15

148

Effectiveness of a simplified "patient friendly" split dose polyethylene glycol colonoscopy prep in Veterans Health Administration patients  

PubMed Central

Background and Objectives Adequate colon cleansing is an important factor in performing quality colonoscopy. Split dose Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) solutions have been shown to improve colon cleansing, but the effectiveness in a large clinical practice of elderly co-morbid patients has not been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a simplified split PEG bowel prep in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients. Methods Prospective pre-post study design of VHA patients undergoing routine colonoscopy. Bowel prep quality was assessed using a standardized semi-quantitative 5-point scale. “Standard” 4L PEG prep was consumed once the evening before the procedure. “Split” prep was consumed half in the early evening and half in the late evening or early morning depending on procedure time. Results Right colon preps were Excellent/Good in 81.4% of split preps (n=199) vs. 63% of standard preps (n=447, p<0.001). Left colon preps were Excellent/Good in 85.9% of split preps vs. 71.6% of standard preps (p<0.001). Diabetics (n=133) had significantly more right colon preps rated fair or worse compared to non-diabetics irrespective of prep (39.9% vs. 29.0%, p=0.02). Split prep in diabetics resulted in fewer right colon preps rated fair or worse compared to diabetics using standard prep (28.3% vs. 45.9%, p=0.049). Average adenomas detected per colonoscopy were 1.04 for split prep vs. 0.85 for standard prep (p=NS). Patient satisfaction was higher for split preps. Conclusion System-wide implementation of a split PEG prep resulted in significantly improved bowel cleansing in VHA patients, particularly in the right colon. Improved bowel cleansing with split preps was associated with higher patient satisfaction.

Cohen, Benjamin; Tang, Raymond S; Groessl, Erik; Herrin, Ann

2012-01-01

149

Phon-Tech Corporation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In January 1996, Phon-Tech's chief financial officer (CFO) must fashion a recommendation regarding the use of segment hurdle rates within the company, which was recently the target of an active investor who charged that one segment was not paying its way. This case recounts the debate within the company over the use of a single hurdle rate versus a risk-adjusted

Robert Bruner

150

Tech Gets Physical  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ravage, Barbara

2011-01-01

151

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.

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Mini-prep method suitable for a plant breeding program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Plant breeders need a nondestructive and inexpensive protocol to screen large numbers of plants early after sowing. Isolation\\u000a of DNA represents one of the limiting steps in this process: normally a person is capable of isolating 25 to 50 samples per\\u000a day. To speed up the isolation of DNA in marker-assisted plant breeding programs, a CTAB mini-prep was modified into

K. M. Haymes

1996-01-01

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MicroPrep: chip-based dielectrophoretic purification of mitochondria.  

PubMed

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

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

2010-08-01

154

High tech cheating.  

PubMed

The use of technology has enhanced the convenience, flexibility, and efficiency of both preparatory and continuing education. Unfortunately, academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, has shown a positive correlation with the increased use of technology in education. A review of the literature related to unintended outcomes of the use of technology in nursing education and continuing education was conducted to determine the ethical implications for the nursing profession. Although nursing research dealing with academic and professional misconduct is sparse, evidence suggests that academic dishonesty is a predictor of workplace dishonesty. Given this correlation between unethical classroom behavior and unethical clinical behavior, efforts to staunch academic dishonesty may help allay professional misconduct. A combination of high tech and low tech methods may be used to minimize unethical behaviors among students and practicing professional nurses in order to maintain the integrity of the profession. PMID:19040903

Harper, Mary G

2006-12-01

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High tech cheating.  

PubMed

The use of technology has enhanced the convenience, flexibility, and efficiency of both preparatory and continuing education. Unfortunately, academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, has shown a positive correlation with the increased use of technology in education. A review of the literature related to unintended outcomes of the use of technology in nursing education and continuing education was conducted to determine the ethical implications for the nursing profession. Although nursing research dealing with academic and professional misconduct is sparse, evidence suggests that academic dishonesty is a predictor of workplace dishonesty. Given this correlation between unethical classroom behavior and unethical clinical behavior, efforts to staunch academic dishonesty may help allay professional misconduct. A combination of high tech and low tech methods may be used to minimize unethical behaviors among students and practicing professional nurses in order to maintain the integrity of the profession. PMID:17014934

Harper, Mary G

2006-12-01

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The Deficiency of Tumor Suppressor Prep1 Accelerates the Onset of Meis1- Hoxa9 Leukemogenesis  

PubMed Central

Prep1 and Meis1 ortholog TALE transcription factors have opposing roles in tumorigenesis: Meis1 serves as an oncogene, Prep1 as a tumor suppressor. We now report that, Meis1 overexpression in primary Prep1-deficient (Prep1i/i) embryonic hematopoietic cells increases self-renewal potential of cells in vitro but not in vivo, whereas leukemia is instead obtained when Meis1 is combined with another oncogene, HoxA9. Prep1i/i Meis1-HoxA9-generated leukemic cells are less differentiated and grow more aggressively after the second passage in the mouse. These data indicate that Prep1 represents a barrier to the transforming activity of Meis1 in vitro, but its absence is not sufficient to induce early leukemogenesis. On the other hand, the Prep1i/i background appears to favor the insurgence of mutations that cause a more aggressive Meis1-HoxA9-generated leukemia. Indeed, the Prep1i/i leukemic cells upregulate the Polycomb protein Bmi-1 and expectedly down-regulate the Ink4a/Arf locus products. Finally, an important feature contributed by the Prep1i/i background is the post-transcriptional increase in Meis1 protein level.

Dardaei, Leila; Modica, Livia; Iotti, Giorgio; Blasi, Francesco

2014-01-01

157

Allergic contact dermatitis to gamma-irradiated WEBCOL alcohol prep pads.  

PubMed

We report a case of allergic contact dermatitis to WEBCOL(®) alcohol prep pads in a healthy 17-year-old girl who showed no reaction to the individual components of the prep pads upon provocative use testing. Although several case reports have described allergic contact dermatitis to isopropyl alcohol, there have been no reports of allergic contact dermatitis to alcohol prep pads sterilized with gamma irradiation, a common sterilization technique capable of producing volatile products in this type of alcohol prep pad. PMID:22471753

Firoz, Elnaz F; Turnbull, Rowena K; Loomis, Cynthia A; Brownell, Isaac

2013-01-01

158

ST4 Tech Explorations Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Student and Teacher Technology Transformation Teams (ST4) presents this page of Tech Explorations! resources, a series of free online workshops and resources that focus on tech tools that can be used in the CTE classroom. Topics include web 2.0 tech tools, collaboration, design-based learning, communication, digital tools for teaching, and real-world problems. A number of links to articles, videos and other resources are also available here.

2013-08-09

159

Planning a Successful Tech Show  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Nikirk, Martin

2011-01-01

160

Innovations @ Georgia Tech  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2003-01-01

161

GeoTech Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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."

2008-11-14

162

TechWeb Encyclopedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

TechWeb Network is an online resource for IT professionals providing "contextual access to the resources of CMP's network of industry-leading technology publications." The site offers this handy encyclopedia of technology terms where visitors can search a database of over 20,000 IT terms. Results are given as short definitions with links to related terms, along with links to definitions of other terms that are similar to the original term requested. For fun, visitors will also find a featured "random definition" and can browse the top 10 requested definitions.

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Follow-Up Survey of Participants in Preparing for Profit (PREP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Established as a pilot project in 1991, Preparing for Profit (PREP) was a four-session entrepreneurial training seminar offered by LaGuardia Community College/City University of New York, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Coopers & Lybrand. PREP was designed to enhance opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses to…

Informed Decision Services, Englewood, NJ.

164

Follow-Up Survey of Graduates of Preparing for Profit (PREP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Preparing for Profit (PREP) entrepreneurial training seminar at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY was designed to assist minority and women business owners attain certification by public agencies and win government contracts. In summer 1993, a study was conducted of the effects of the PREP program on the businesses of a random sample of 51 of…

Blumstein, Renee J.

165

Validation of PrepFiler™ forensic DNA extraction kit (Applied Biosystems)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The PrepFiler™ is a new kit recently introduced by Applied Biosystems for DNA extraction from a wide range of forensic samples. In the present study we tested the performance of PrepFiler™ kit against other commonly used commercially available kits on a variety of real forensic casework samples: bloodstains on different substrates, washed bloodstains, semen stains, saliva stains, hairs, bones, tissues,

A. Barbaro; P. Cormaci; A. Agostino

2009-01-01

166

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

167

Tech transfer outreach  

SciTech Connect

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.

Liebetrau, S. (ed.)

1992-01-01

168

Women Tech World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2004-01-01

169

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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Prep1 and Meis1 competition for Pbx1 binding regulates protein stability and tumorigenesis.  

PubMed

Pbx-regulating protein-1 (Prep1) is a tumor suppressor, whereas myeloid ecotropic viral integration site-1 (Meis1) is an oncogene. We show that, to perform these activities in mouse embryonic fibroblasts, both proteins competitively heterodimerize with pre-B-cell leukemia homeobox-1 (Pbx1). Meis1 alone transforms Prep1-deficient fibroblasts, whereas Prep1 overexpression inhibits Meis1 tumorigenicity. Pbx1 can, therefore, alternatively act as an oncogene or tumor suppressor. Prep1 posttranslationally controls the level of Meis1, decreasing its stability by sequestering Pbx1. The different levels of Meis1 and the presence of Prep1 are followed at the transcriptional level by the induction of specific transcriptional signatures. The decrease of Meis1 prevents Meis1 interaction with Ddx3x and Ddx5, which are essential for Meis1 tumorigenesis, and modifies the growth-promoting DNA binding landscape of Meis1 to the growth-controlling landscape of Prep1. Hence, the key feature of Prep1 tumor-inhibiting activity is the control of Meis1 stability. PMID:24578510

Dardaei, Leila; Longobardi, Elena; Blasi, Francesco

2014-03-11

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Prep1 and Meis1 competition for Pbx1 binding regulates protein stability and tumorigenesis  

PubMed Central

Pbx-regulating protein-1 (Prep1) is a tumor suppressor, whereas myeloid ecotropic viral integration site-1 (Meis1) is an oncogene. We show that, to perform these activities in mouse embryonic fibroblasts, both proteins competitively heterodimerize with pre–B-cell leukemia homeobox-1 (Pbx1). Meis1 alone transforms Prep1-deficient fibroblasts, whereas Prep1 overexpression inhibits Meis1 tumorigenicity. Pbx1 can, therefore, alternatively act as an oncogene or tumor suppressor. Prep1 posttranslationally controls the level of Meis1, decreasing its stability by sequestering Pbx1. The different levels of Meis1 and the presence of Prep1 are followed at the transcriptional level by the induction of specific transcriptional signatures. The decrease of Meis1 prevents Meis1 interaction with Ddx3x and Ddx5, which are essential for Meis1 tumorigenesis, and modifies the growth-promoting DNA binding landscape of Meis1 to the growth-controlling landscape of Prep1. Hence, the key feature of Prep1 tumor-inhibiting activity is the control of Meis1 stability.

Dardaei, Leila; Longobardi, Elena; Blasi, Francesco

2014-01-01

172

Planning High-Tech High.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the planning process for developing a high-tech high school using the example of one such school in Florida's Collier County school district. Addresses budget figures, planning objectives, organizational considerations, pilot program creation, and planning tips. (GR)

Hymon, Steve

1997-01-01

173

Photoelectrochemistry at New Mexico Tech  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Burleigh, T. D.

2008-05-13

174

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

PubMed

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

Kenworthy, Nora J; Bulled, Nicola

2013-08-01

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Dr. Sadik's remarks at PrepCom press conference.  

PubMed

Government officials and representatives from nongovernmental organizations attended the April, 1994, and earlier PrepCom meetings to prepare for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. Unprecedented population growth, wasteful consumption, depletion of natural resources, increased environmental pollution, widespread poverty, and socioeconomic inequality face the earth. An international consensus exists on the importance of population and the need to focus on the individual and individual choice as the basis for balancing population and resources. Accessible, high quality family planning programs are needed to allow women to make their own choices about family size. Such programs will save many lives each year and slow population growth in developing countries, which often find it hard to provide the people with food, shelter, employment, education, and health. Governments and the international community have already contributed to falling fertility rates in developing countries (1960s- 1994: from 6-7 children to 3-4 children). Around 55% of couples and persons now use a family planning method, an almost 5-fold increase since 1965. Yet, the population is still growing (5.7 to 7.27-7.92 billion projected between 1994 and 2015). A draft Programme of Action has 20-year goals for mortality reduction, universal availability and accessibility to family planning information and services, and completion of at least primary education, particularly for girls. PrepCom is optimistic that the goals can be achieved. A key challenge is providing contraceptives to the 120 million women who want to use them but do not have access to them. Women worldwide want fewer children and high quality reproductive health care (family planning, pre- and postnatal care, STD/AIDS care). The cost for population activities is around $13 billion/year by 2000. International donors would need to increase their assistance by about 4 times to achieve this amount. The US and Japan have already pledged $1 million over the next 7 years. PMID:12178991

Sadik, N

1994-04-01

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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."

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

PubMed Central

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/.

Mower, Jeffrey P.

2009-01-01

178

Adjudicative Competence  

PubMed Central

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.

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

2008-01-01

179

Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out  

MedlinePLUS

... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come ... Development MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' brains start laying the groundwork for the physical requirements ...

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The effectiveness of PREP with lower-income racial/ethnic minority couples.  

PubMed

The current study examined the effectiveness of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) with lower-income and racial/ethnic minority (African American and Latino/a) couples. Additionally, we tested whether relationship outcomes varied based on the delivery format (i.e., group format vs. couple format). The sample included 321 unmarried couples expecting a child or who have a child 3 month old or younger. The couples participated in 16 hr of PREP via a group or a couple format over the course of 2-3 months. Couples relationship quality was assessed prior to and directly after the program. The results showed that men and women demonstrated significant gains in their communication skills, relationship functioning, friendship, dedication, and relationship confidence. Couples who participated in PREP via the couple format had better outcomes on three of the seven relational outcomes as compared to couples who participated in PREP via the group format. PMID:22765341

Owen, Jesse; Quirk, Kelley; Bergen, Carrie; Inch, Leslie J; France, Tiffany

2012-06-01

181

AF ManTech Highlights, Winter 2003.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This issue of AF ManTech contains the following articles: 'ManTech's Affordable Millimeter Wave Units Program Driving Down Costs, Weight, Size in Vital Defense Satellite Program,' by Dilip Punatar; 'Lean Production Approaches Benefit Space Vehicle Integra...

D. Punatar G. Cunningham

2003-01-01

182

Integration of Vocational and Academic Learning through Tech Prep. Semi-Annual Performance Report. January 1, 1995-June 30, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains a performance report, a master plan, objectives, and an evaluation plan for a project in which Valencia Community College (Orlando, Florida) is to facilitate increasing cooperation between vocational and academic departments and move toward integrating vocational and academic courses in high schools and postsecondary…

Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Supernaw, Robert B.; Mehvar, Reza

2002-01-01

184

Strategic analysis tools for high tech marketing  

Microsoft Academic Search

High tech marketing is characterized by high levels of technical, market and financial uncertainties, rapidly declining prices, collapsing markets and shortening product life cycles. Conventional strategic analysis tools are inadequate for effective analysis in developing high tech marketing strategy. This paper reviews a portfolio of contemporary strategic analysis tools that have been used effectively in developing high tech marketing strategies

C. D'Cruz; K. Ports

2003-01-01

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Effect of ThinPrep Preparation on Human papillomavirus Detection and Genotyping in Rectal Samples by PCR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Specimen-to-specimen carryover during ThinPrep slide preparation was evaluated by comparing human papillomavirus genotypes detected prior and subsequent to the ThinPrep processing of 121 PreservCyt sam- ples. Overall, 52 samples generated concordant genotypes and 38 had additional and 21 had fewer genotypes postprocessing. PreservCyt samples should be aliquoted for PCR testing prior to ThinPrep processing. Liquid-based cytology is becoming increasingly utilized

Sepehr N. Tabrizi; Matthew P. Stevens; Marina T. van Leeuwen; Claire M. Vajdic; Leon P. Botes; Gabriele Medley; Richard Hillman; Andrew Grulich; Suzanne M. Garland

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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.

2010-11-04

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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.

2010-11-04

188

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.

2010-11-04

189

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.

2010-11-04

190

Reduction of Prep1 Levels Affects Differentiation of Normal and Malignant B Cells and Accelerates Myc Driven Lymphomagenesis  

PubMed Central

The Prep1 homeodomain transcription factor has recently been recognized as a tumor suppressor. Among other features, haploinsufficiency of Prep1 is able to strongly accelerate the B-lymphomagenesis in E?Myc mice. Now we report that this occurs concomitantly with a change in the type of B-cell lymphomas generated by the Myc oncogene. Indeed, the tumors generated in the E?Myc-Prep1+/? mice are much more immature, being mostly made up of Pro-B or Pre-B cells, while those in the E?Myc-Prep1+/+ mice are more differentiated being invariably IgM+. Moreover, we show that Prep1 is in fact required for the differentiation of Pro-B and Pre-B cells into IgM+ lymphocytes and/or their proliferation, thus showing also how a normal function of Prep1 affects E?Myc lymphomagenesis. Finally, we show that the haploinsufficiency of Prep1 is accompanied with a major decrease of Myc-induced apoptosis and that the haploinsufficieny is sufficient for all these effects because the second allele of Prep1 is not lost even at late stages. Therefore, the tumor-suppressive activity of Prep1 is intertwined with both the interference with Myc-induced apoptosis as well as with natural developmental functions of the protein.

Iotti, Giorgio; Mejetta, Stefania; Modica, Livia; Penkov, Dmitry; Ponzoni, Maurilio; Blasi, Francesco

2012-01-01

191

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

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A Comparison Between ThinPrep Monolayer and Cytospin Cytology for the Detection of Bladder Cancer  

PubMed Central

Purpose The sensitivity of urine cytology is higher for carcinoma in situ and poorly differentiated tumors in bladder cancer, while being fairly low for low-grade or well-differentiated tumors. Development of a sensitive diagnostic test to detect bladder carcinoma would significantly facilitate patient management and allow earlier treatment of this disease. This study compared ThinPrep urine cytology (Cytyc Co.) and conventional Cytospin urine cytology (Shandon Scientific Ltd.) in the diagnosis of bladder cancer. Materials and Methods From January 2002 to December 2010, ThinPrep cytology and conventional urine Cytospin cytologic examination of bladder washings were performed in 3,085 subjects suspected of having bladder cancer and in 379 patients with follow-up after transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TUR-BT). The sensitivity and specificity of the urine ThinPrep test was compared with that of conventional Cytospin cytology according to tumor number, size, pathological stage, grade, and recurrence. Results Of 3,085 subjects, bladder cancer was confirmed by TUR-BT in 379 subjects. The overall sensitivity of ThinPrep and Cytospin cytology was 60.9% and 59.9% in patients suspected of having bladder cancer, respectively. The overall specificity of ThinPrep and Cytospin cytology was 94.8% and 95.3% in patients suspected of having bladder cancer, respectively. The sensitivity of ThinPrep and Cytospin cytology was increased with increasing number, size, pathological stage, and grade, but there was no significant difference between the two tests. Conclusions These results suggest that ThinPrep cytology has no advantage in the diagnosis of bladder cancer of a low grade or low stage.

Kim, Ji Yong

2014-01-01

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PREP: Production and Reprocessing management tool for CMS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The production of simulated samples for physics analysis at LHC represents a noticeable organization challenge, because it requires the management of several thousands different workflows. The submission of a workflow to the grid based computing infrastructure starts with the definition of the general characteristics of a given set of coherent samples (called a ‘campaign'), up to the definition of the physics settings to be used for each sample corresponding to a specific process to be simulated, both at hard event generation and detector simulation level. In order to have an organized control of the of the definition of the large number of MC samples needed by CMS, a dedicated management tool, called PREP, has been built. Its basic component is a database storing all the relevant information about the sample and the actions implied by the workflow definition, approval and production. A web based interface allows the database to be used from experts involved in production to trigger all the different actions needed, as well as by normal physicists involved in analyses to retrieve the relevant information. The tool is integrated through a set of dedicated APIs with the production agent and information storage utilities of CMS.

Cossutti, F.; Lenzi, P.; Naziridis, N.; Samyn, D.; Stöckli, F.

2012-12-01

194

High-Tech Security Help.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Flanigan, Robin L.

2000-01-01

195

SLJ's Tech Survey Part Two  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brewer, Sally; Milam, Peggy

2005-01-01

196

Considering High-Tech Exhibits?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a variety of high-tech exhibit media used in The Living World, an educational facility operated by The Saint Louis Zoo. Considers the strengths and weaknesses of holograms, video, animatronics, video-equipped microscopes, and computer interactives. Computer interactives are treated with special attention. (LZ)

Routman, Emily

1994-01-01

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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

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.

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

2013-01-01

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From efficacy to effectiveness: facilitators and barriers to PrEP acceptability and motivations for adherence among MSM and transgender women in New York City.  

PubMed

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

Golub, Sarit A; Gamarel, Kristi E; Rendina, H Jonathon; Surace, Anthony; Lelutiu-Weinberger, Corina L

2013-04-01

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Applying high-tech security to high-tech crimes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Almost daily, media headlines report more high-tech crimes against American companies. Electronics manufacturers, assemblers and distributors, among others, are increasingly becoming the targets of criminals intent on stealing components, finished products and intellectual assets. Here, the author describes how it is critical to include up-to-date threats against company assets when planning corporate security programs. He believes one should start with

M. Hansen

1995-01-01

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Presuming Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At least since the early 1990s, educators in inclusive schooling as well as scholars in Disability Studies have critiqued prevailing notions of intellectual ability and have suggested the importance of interpretive communities for constructing student competence (Biklen, 1990; Goode, 1992, 1994; Kliewer, 1998; Kluth, 2003; Linneman, 2001). This…

Biklen, Douglas; Burke, Jamie

2006-01-01

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TechSAT attitude control  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

TechSAT is an academic program of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Emphasizing new engineering solutions, it will be a low-cost, sun-synchronized, 3-axis stabilized, nadir-pointing 50-kg microsat, and will be launched by Arianne as a piggyback payload. The satellite is actually a gyrostat, based on a momentum wheel, a static horizon sensor, three magnetotorquers and a 3-axis magnetometer, all especially designed for TechSAT, with total power consumption of under 3 W. The satellite is designed to be released with unknown attitude and with zero stored momentum. The wheel is accelerated to its biased momentum and the body is slowly controlled to become stabilized, using algorithms that utilize magnetometer data only, to an accuracy of 5 deg, which is considered as coarse cruise. Next, fine cruise uses the static horizon sensor, and a final accuracy of 0.1 deg is achieved.

Shachar, M.; Vansover, R.

1992-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Douglass, John Aubrey

2008-01-01

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Isolation of natural products by preparative high performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC).  

PubMed

Preparative HPLC (prep-HPLC) has emerged as a mainstay of natural products isolation and purification. The various modes available to date, e.g. normal phase, reversed-phase, size exclusion, and ion exchange, can be used to purify most classes of natural products. This chapter presents an overview of the different modes along with a practical guide as to how to purify a natural product using the most robust and widely used of the modes, namely reversed-phase prep-HPLC. Instrumentation set-up and detection methods, sample preparation, method development, and sample work up are also discussed. PMID:22367900

Latif, Zahid; Sarker, Satyajit D

2012-01-01

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Views of policymakers, healthcare workers and NGOs on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): a multinational qualitative study  

PubMed Central

Objectives To examine policymakers and providers' views on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and their willingness to support its introduction, to inform policy and practice in this emerging field. Design Semistructured qualitative interview study. Setting Peru, Ukraine, India, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana and South Africa. Participants 35 policymakers, 35 healthcare workers and 21 non-governmental organisation representatives involved in HIV prevention. Results Six themes emerged from the data: (1) perceived HIV prevention landscape: prevention initiatives needed to be improved and expanded; (2) PrEP awareness: 50 of 91 participants had heard of PrEP; (3) benefits of PrEP: one component of the combination prevention arsenal that could help prioritise HIV prevention, empower key populations and result in economic gains; (4) challenges of PrEP: regimen complexity, cost and cost-effectiveness, risk compensation, efficacy and effectiveness, stigmatisation and criminalisation, information and training and healthcare system capacity; (5) programmatic considerations: user eligibility, communication strategy, cost, distribution, medication and HIV testing compliance and (6) early versus late implementation: participants were divided as to whether they would support an early introduction of PrEP in their country or would prefer to wait until it has been successfully implemented in other countries, with around half of those we spoke to supporting each option. Very few said they would not support PrEP at all. Conclusions Despite the multiple challenges identified, there was general willingness to support the introduction of PrEP. Yet, strengthening existing HIV prevention efforts was also deemed necessary. Our results suggest that an effective PrEP programme would be delivered in healthcare facilities and involve non-governmental organisations and the community and consider the needs of mobile populations. Comprehensive information packages and training for users and providers would be critical. The cost of PrEP would be affordable and possibly segmented. Extensive counselling and innovative monitoring measures ought to be considered.

Eisingerich, Andreas B; Gomez, Gabriela B; Gray, Emily; Dybul, Mark R; Piot, Peter

2012-01-01

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What Primary Care Providers Need to Know about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention: Narrative Review  

PubMed Central

As HIV prevalence climbs globally, including more than 50,000 new infections per year in the United States, we need effective HIV prevention strategies. The use of antiretrovirals for pre-exposure prophylaxis (known as “PrEP”) among high-risk HIV-uninfected persons is emerging as one such strategy. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that once daily oral PrEP decreased HIV incidence among at-risk MSM and African heterosexuals, including HIV serodiscordant couples. An additional randomized control trial of a pericoital topical application of antiretroviral microbicide gel reduced HIV incidence among at-risk heterosexual South African women. Two other studies in African women did not demonstrate the efficacy of oral or topical PrEP, raising concerns about adherence patterns and efficacy in this population. The FDA Antiretroviral Advisory Panel reviewed these studies and additional data in May 2012 and recommended the approval of oral tenofovir-emtricitabine for PrEP in high-risk populations. Patients may seek PrEP from their primary care providers and those on PrEP require monitoring. Thus, primary care providers should become familiar with PrEP. This review outlines the current state of knowledge about PrEP as it pertains to primary care including identification of individuals likely to benefit from PrEP, counseling to maximize adherence and minimize potential increases in risky behavior, and monitoring for potential drug toxicities, HIV acquisition, and antiretroviral drug resistance. Issues related to cost and insurance coverage are also discussed. Recent data suggest that PrEP, in conjunction with other prevention strategies, holds promise in helping to curtail the HIV epidemic.

Krakower, Douglas; Mayer, Kenneth H.

2013-01-01

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 a...

1996-01-01

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Guide for the Preparation of Proposals for the Pre-Freshman Engineering Program PREP-1990.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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-engineerin...

1989-01-01

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Guide for the Preparation of Proposals for the Pre-Freshman Engineering Program: PREP - 1986.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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-engineerin...

1985-01-01

209

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

PubMed

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

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

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Kindergarten Cognitive Intervention for Reading Difficulties: The PREP Remediation in Greek  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports two different experiments, as a part of a longitudinal study, that evaluated a cognitive intervention (PREP: PASS Reading Enhancement Program) to enhance early phonological processing skills, such as odd-word-out, segmenting, and blending, to kindergarten children at-risk for reading difficulties, in order to support the…

Papadopoulos, Timothy C.; Charalambous, Athena; Kanari, Androniki; Loizou, Maria

2004-01-01

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Customization of a Commercially Available Prep Scale SFC System to Provide Enhanced Capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Preparative Scale Supercritical Fluid Chromatography is emerging as a powerful alternative to HPLC for the purification and separation of complex chemical reaction mixtures. Advantages include greatly reduced solvent usage (and thus lower cost and environmental impact), higher throughput, and in some cases higher resolution. While there are commercially available prep SFC instruments, none currently offer all the features desired by

Jeff Olson; Jeff Pan; Jill Hochlowski; Philip Searle; Dave Blanchard

2002-01-01

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The Use of the PREP System for Handling of Body Fluids  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Du Pont PREP automated sample processor is a centrifugally based, microprocessor controlled instrument that was designed for extraction of samples from biological fluids. Extraction takes place in cartridges containing either organic resins or bonded silica packings as extraction sorbants. This paper will discuss the application of several lipophilic and ion exchange sorbants to the extraction of biological samples from

Reed C. Williams

1984-01-01

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Preschool Recreation Enrichment Program (PREP): Implementation and Resource Guide. Volume I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document--half of which consists of appendixes--is intended as a guide for developing and implementing preschool recreation programs for handicapped children, based on the Preschool Recreation Enrichment Program (PREP) model. Information on the growth and development of both normal and handicapped preschool children is presented, touching upon…

Littman, Karen; Leslie, Lin

214

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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Teaching Limited-English Proficient Children: PREP (Preparing Refugees for Elementary Programs).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The PREP (Preparing Refugees for Elementary Programs) program and curriculum are described. The federally-funded program provides English language and cultural training to elementary-school-aged Southeast Asian refugee children in the Philippine Refugee Processing Center in Bataan. Its objective is to aid children in the transition to schools in…

Purdham, Lois; And Others

216

The Effectiveness of PREP with Lower-Income Racial/Ethnic Minority Couples  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examined the effectiveness of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) with lower-income and racial/ethnic minority (African American and Latino/a) couples. Additionally, we tested whether relationship outcomes varied based on the delivery format (i.e., group format vs. couple format). The sample included 321…

Owen, Jesse; Quirk, Kelley; Bergen, Carrie; Inch, Leslie J.; France, Tiffany

2012-01-01

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Impact of Tenofovir gel as a PrEP on HIV infection: a mathematical model.  

PubMed

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been considered as one of the promising interventions for HIV infection as experiments on various groups and sites have reported its significant effectiveness. This study evaluates the effectiveness of Tenofovir gel, one of the widely used PrEPs for women, through a mathematical model. Our model has excellent agreement with the experimental data on the use of Tenofovir gel as a PrEP in South African women. Using our model, we estimate both male-to-female and female-to-male transmission rates with and without Tenofovir gel protection. Through these estimates we demonstrate that the use of Tenofovir gel as a PrEP can significantly reduce the reproduction numbers, new infections, and HIV prevalence in South Africa. Our results further show that the effectiveness of Tenofovir gel largely depends on the level of adherence to the gel and the proportion of women under gel coverage. Even though Tenofovir gel alone may not be able to eradicate the disease as indicated by our estimates of the reproduction numbers, together with other interventions, such as condom use, it can serve as a strong weapon to fight against HIV epidemics. PMID:24380779

Rahman, S M Ashrafur; Vaidya, Naveen K; Zou, Xingfu

2014-04-21

218

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Rodríguez, Louie F.

2013-01-01

219

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

220

2009 Navy ManTech Project Book.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Navy ManTech Program provides for the development of enabling manufacturing technology and the transition of this technology for the production and sustainment of Navy weapon systems to support the Fleet. Navy ManTech is currently focused on shipbuild...

2009-01-01

221

Tech Camp Unleashes Creativity and Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bardin, Joe

2008-01-01

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Spatially selective implementation of the adiabatic T2Prep sequence for magnetic resonance angiography of the coronary arteries.  

PubMed

In coronary magnetic resonance angiography, a magnetization-preparation scheme for T2-weighting (T2Prep) is widely used to enhance contrast between the coronary blood-pool and the myocardium. This prepulse is commonly applied without spatial selection to minimize flow sensitivity, but the nonselective implementation results in a reduced magnetization of the in-flowing blood and a related penalty in signal-to-noise ratio. It is hypothesized that a spatially selective T2Prep would leave the magnetization of blood outside the T2Prep volume unaffected and thereby lower the signal-to-noise ratio penalty. To test this hypothesis, a spatially selective T2Prep was implemented where the user could freely adjust angulation and position of the T2Prep slab to avoid covering the ventricular blood-pool and saturating the in-flowing spins. A time gap of 150 ms was further added between the T2Prep and other prepulses to allow for in-flow of a larger volume of unsaturated spins. Consistent with numerical simulation, the spatially selective T2Prep increased in vivo human coronary artery signal-to-noise ratio (42.3 ± 2.9 vs. 31.4 ± 2.2, n = 22, P < 0.0001) and contrast-to-noise-ratio (18.6 ± 1.5 vs. 13.9 ± 1.2, P = 0.009) as compared to those of the nonselective T2Prep. Additionally, a segmental analysis demonstrated that the spatially selective T2Prep was most beneficial in proximal and mid segments where the in-flowing blood volume was largest compared to the distal segments. PMID:22915337

Soleimanifard, Sahar; Schär, Michael; Hays, Allison G; Prince, Jerry L; Weiss, Robert G; Stuber, Matthias

2013-07-01

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Regulatory affairs and biotechnology in Europe. II. The CPMP, "High Tech" and Multi-State procedures.  

PubMed

This paper describes the EEC regulatory requirements for the preparation and execution of a community concertation "High Tech" procedure and compares this "High Tech" procedure with the Multi-State procedure. According to a decision of the European Commission enforced in July 1987, medicinal products, derived from high technology methods have been grouped in two categories: A. and B. Category A. concerns biotechnology products made by R-DNA techniques and by manipulation of mammalian cells. Category B. comprises all other products made by high technology. Before applying for an EEC marketing licence (e.g. submission for registration) one must ascertain whether a product is most appropriate in Category A. or B. and one should contact a licencing authority at an early stage to discuss the planned submission. Various procedures for submission have to be followed: 1. for the so-called "High Tech" products and especially products derived from biotechnology with therapeutic applications (Category A.), it is mandatory that one of the Member States accepts the submission. 2. The "High Tech" procedure is derived from the so-called "2-country" (Multi-State) procedure, in which for the latter procedure a marketing licence in one of the Member States (except Portugal) is required before application in other Member States. The Multi-State and "High Tech" (other products: Category B.) procedures are optional. When the procedures are started, all Member States concerned are involved in evaluation of full or abbreviated dossiers through mediation of the European Commission represented by the CPMP (Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products), Brussels, Belgium. No application for a marketing licence of Category A. products is allowed without mediation of the CPMP. For Category B. products the applicant may opt for a national submission in one or more of the Member States without using the "High Tech" procedure. However, after consultation with the competent authority in one of the Member States, a "High Tech" procedure for Category B. products might still be advisable, but the applicant is not required to follow this procedure. Both the "High Tech" and the Multi-State procedure are currently executed by the mediation of a rapporteur, who liaises with the applicant from the start of the "High Tech" procedure. Ideally, the applicant should contact a licencing authority some 6 to 9 months before an application is planned: to ensure that the near future submission is acceptable. The institution of a rapporteur (appointed by the licencing authority in the country from where the procedure has recently been established) is introduced for the Multi-State procedure.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:2701848

Tryzelaar, B

1989-01-01

224

Effects of Composition, Temperature and Sample Size on the Sintering of Chem-Prep High Field Varistors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The sintering behavior of Sandia chem-prep high field varistor materials was studied using techniques including in situ shrinkage measurements, optical and scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. A thorough literature review of phase behavior,...

M. A. Rodriguez T. J. Garino

2007-01-01

225

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

PubMed Central

The interaction of Prep1 and Pbx homeodomain transcription factors regulates their activity, nuclear localization, and likely, function in development. To understand the in vivo role of Prep1, we have analyzed an embryonic lethal hypomorphic mutant mouse (Prep1i/i). Prep1i/i embryos die at embryonic day 17.5 (E17.5) to birth with an overall organ hypoplasia, severe anemia, impaired angiogenesis, and eye anomalies, particularly in the lens and retina. The anemia correlates with delayed differentiation of erythroid progenitors and may be, at least in part, responsible for intrauterine death. At E14.5, Prep1 is present in fetal liver (FL) cMyb-positive cells, whose deficiency causes a marked hematopoietic phenotype. Prep1 is also localized to FL endothelial progenitors, consistent with the observed angiogenic phenotype. Likewise, at the same gestational day, Prep1 is present in the eye cells that bear Pax6, implicated in eye development. The levels of cMyb and Pax6 in FL and in the retina, respectively, are significantly decreased in Prep1i/i embryos, consistent with the hematopoietic and eye phenotypes. Concomitantly, Prep1 deficiency results in the overall decrease of protein levels of its related family member Meis1 and its partners Pbx1 and Pbx2. As both Prep1 and Meis interact with Pbx, the overall Prep1/Meis-Pbx DNA-binding activity is strongly reduced in whole Prep1i/i embryos and their organs. Our data indicate that Prep1 is an essential gene that acts upstream of and within a Pbx-Meis network that regulates multiple aspects of embryonic development.

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

2006-01-01

226

Update to Interim Guidance for Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the Prevention of HIV Infection: PrEP for injecting drug users.  

PubMed

On June 12, 2013, the Thailand Ministry of Health and CDC published results from a randomized controlled trial of a daily oral dose of 300 mg of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) that showed efficacy in reducing the acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among injecting drug users (IDUs) (1). Based on these findings, CDC recommends that preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) be considered as one of several prevention options for persons at very high risk for HIV acquisition through the injection of illicit drugs. PMID:23760186

2013-06-14

227

HIV Protective Efficacy and Correlates of Tenofovir Blood Concentrations in a Clinical Trial of PrEP for HIV Prevention  

PubMed Central

Background: Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a novel HIV prevention strategy for which adherence is a known determinant of efficacy. Blood concentrations of PrEP medications are one objective marker of adherence. Methods: In a placebo-controlled PrEP efficacy trial of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and TDF with emtricitabine (FTC/TDF) among 4747 African women and men with an HIV-infected partner, we measured plasma tenofovir concentrations from participants in the active PrEP arms: 29 HIV seroconverters (cases) and 196 randomly selected controls who remained uninfected. Results: Among controls, 71% of visits had tenofovir concentrations >40 ng/mL, consistent with steady-state daily dosing, compared with 21% of cases at the visit HIV was first detected. Pill count data indicated that 96% of controls and 66% of cases had >80% adherence for these same visits. The estimated protective effect of PrEP against HIV, based on concentrations >40 ng/mL, was 88% (95% confidence interval: 60 to 96, P < 0.001) for individuals receiving TDF and 91% (95% confidence interval: 47 to 98, P = 0.008) for individuals receiving FTC/TDF. Controls had consistent patterns of PrEP concentrations during follow-up; among the 81% with concentrations >40 ng/mL at month 1, 75% maintained this concentration at month 12. Only 5 of 29 seroconverters seemed to be consistently adherent to PrEP. Tenofovir concentrations >40 ng/mL were associated with older age and shorter time on study; concentrations ?40 ng/mL occurred more commonly when participants reported no sex with their HIV-infected partner. Conclusions: Plasma concentrations of tenofovir consistent with daily dosing were highly predictive of protection from HIV acquisition. Most of those who took PrEP seemed to have high and consistent adherence.

Baeten, Jared M.; Bumpus, Namandje N.; Brantley, Justin; Bangsberg, David R.; Haberer, Jessica E.; Mujugira, Andrew; Mugo, Nelly; Ndase, Patrick; Hendrix, Craig; Celum, Connie

2014-01-01

228

Decreasing Divorce in U.S. Army Couples: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial Using PREP for Strong Bonds  

Microsoft Academic Search

Findings from a large, randomized controlled trial of couple education are presented in this brief report. Married U.S. Army couples were assigned to either PREP for Strong Bonds (n = 248) delivered by U.S. Army chaplains or to a no-treatment control group (n = 228). One year after the intervention, couples who received PREP for Strong Bonds had one-third the

Scott M. Stanley; Elizabeth S. Allen; Howard J. Markman; Galena K. Rhoades; Donnella L. Prentice

2010-01-01

229

Dental Laboratory Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

230

Health Information Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of health information technician, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 14 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 6 units specific to the occupation of emergency medical technician. The following…

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

231

Emergency Medical Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

232

Histotechnologist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

233

Respiratory Care Therapist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

234

Radiographer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

235

Medical Laboratory Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

236

Georgia Tech sonic boom simulator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To examine the building and human response to sonic boom in the range 3 Hz to 30 Hz, Georgia Institute of Technology is building a special acoustic driver system to simulate sonic boom. To support the NASA LaRC program on building and human response, this simulator's capability has been extended to an upper frequency of 4 KHz. A residential test house was made available by Georgia Tech for these tests. At the time of preparation of this document, most of the acoustic drivers and the associated electronics have been built and assembled. The system has, however, not been fully tested. The following pages provide an overview of the progress to date. The acoustic driver systems, and the principle of their operation together with the test house are described. Future plans are also summarized.

Ahuja, Krish K.

1992-01-01

237

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."

238

Black Bear Prep plant replaces high-frequency screens with fine wire sieves  

SciTech Connect

At the Black Bear prep plant (near Wharncliffe, WV, USA) the clean coal from the spirals traditionally reported to high-frequency screens, which removed high-ash clay fines. Screens have inherent inefficiencies that allow clean coal to report to the screen underflow. The goal of this project was to capture the maximum amount of spiral clean coal while still removing the high-ash clay material found in the spiral product. The reduction of the circulating load and plant downtime for unscheduled maintenance were projected as additional benefits. After the plant upgrade, the maintenance related to the high frequency screens was eliminated and an additional 2.27 tons per hour (tph) of fine coal was recovered, which resulted in a payback period of less than one year. The article was adapted from a paper presented at Coal Prep 2007 in April 2007, Lexington, KY, USA. 1 ref., 1 fig., 1 tab.

Barbee, C.J.; Nottingham, J.

2007-12-15

239

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

PubMed

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

Haire, Bridget; Kaldor, John M

2013-08-01

240

Kindergarten cognitive intervention for reading difficulties: The PREP remediation in Greek  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports two different experiments, as a part of a longitudinal study, that evaluated a cognitive intervention (PREP:\\u000a PASS Reading Enhancement Program) to enhance early phonological processing skills, such as odd-word-out, segmenting, and blending,\\u000a to kindergarten children at-rish for reading difficulties, in order to support the development of subsequent word reading\\u000a skills. As part of the first experiment, thirty

Timothy C. Papadopoulos; Athena Charalambous; Androniki Kanari; Maria Loizou

2004-01-01

241

Automated Microscopy to Evaluate Surgical Specimens Via Touch Prep in Breast Cancer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Breast conservation therapy is the standard treatment for breast cancer; however, 20–50% of operations have a positive margin\\u000a leading to secondary procedures. The standard of care to evaluate surgical margins is based on permanent section. Imprint\\u000a cytology (touch prep) has been used to evaluate surgical samples, but conventional techniques require an experienced cytopathologist\\u000a for correct interpretation. An automated image screening

Maria Jose Cortes-Mateos; David Martin; Sergio Sandoval; Manuel E. Ruidiaz; Davorka Messmer; Jessica Wang-Rodriguez; William Trogler; Andrew C. Kummel; Sarah L. Blair

2009-01-01

242

EcoCAR Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech  

ScienceCinema

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..

Gantt, Lynn

2013-05-29

243

Cumulative Index to NASA Tech Briefs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1969-01-01

244

EcoCAR Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech  

ScienceCinema

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..

245

Project Georgia High School/High Tech  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2000-01-01

246

EcoCAR Challenge Profile: Virginia Tech  

SciTech Connect

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..

Gantt, Lynn

2011-01-01

247

Factors Influencing the Emergence and Spread of HIV Drug Resistance Arising from Rollout of Antiretroviral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundThe potential for emergence and spread of HIV drug resistance from rollout of antiretroviral (ARV) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important public health concern. We investigated determinants of HIV drug resistance prevalence after PrEP implementation through mathematical modeling.MethodologyA model incorporating heterogeneity in age, gender, sexual activity, HIV infection status, stage of disease, PrEP coverage\\/discontinuation, and HIV drug susceptibility, was designed

Ume L. Abbas; Gregory Hood; Arthur W. Wetzel; John W. Mellors; Gary Maartens

2011-01-01

248

Labor Force Characteristics of "High Tech" vs. "Low Tech" Manufacturing in Nonmetropolitan Counties in the West.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to (1) provide a further test of the product-profit cycle hypothesis for high-tech manufacturing; (2) determine whether high and low tech manufacturers provide different employment opportunities for nonmetropolitan communities; and (3) determine whether the educational requirements within occupational categories differ…

Smith, Stephen M.; Barkley, David L.

1988-01-01

249

NASA Tech Briefs, February 2009  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2009-01-01

250

Water Sector Competency Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this framework of competencies required for workers in the water sector, and includes details on required competencies for field staff and operators. Personal effectiveness, academic competencies, workplace competencies and industry-wide technical competencies are included. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item. The document is available in PDF file format.

2012-11-07

251

Project Georgia High School/High Tech  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2000-01-01

252

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1999-01-01

253

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2002-01-01

254

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2001-01-01

255

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1998-01-01

256

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2000-01-01

257

NASA Tech Briefs, January 2009  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2009-01-01

258

NASA Tech House: An early evaluation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1977-01-01

259

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

2009-01-01

260

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-03-01

261

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

1979-01-01

262

The High-Tech Industry and Its Workers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kirk, James; Belovics, Robert

2007-01-01

263

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

264

Twenty years of handling evaluations and practice-based research by the PREP Panel.  

PubMed

Dental materials which are user friendly make clinicians' lives simpler by facilitating their placement in patients' teeth: accordingly, the handling of materials is of relevance to the clinician. This paper traces the history of product handling evaluations and practice-based research by the PREP Panel, a group of practice-based researchers based in the UK. Clinical Relevance: The ease of handling of dental materials is important in dental practice, given that practitioners may find that a material which is difficult to handle leads to suboptimal clinical results. PMID:23829020

Burke, F J Trevor; Crisp, Russell J

2013-05-01

265

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 in preparation and practice that affected pretest and posttest scores. Data from the pretests and posttests indicate that nomenclature and problems requiring calculations were the most challenging topics for the cohort. The participants who correctly completed 90% of the questions in the tutoring modules showed significant improvement in content mastery.

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

2010-04-01

266

Preschool Emotional Competence: Pathway to Social Competence?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

267

Arkansas Tech University TRIGA nuclear reactor  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the TRIGA nuclear reactor (ATUTR) proposed for construction on the campus of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. The reactor will be part of the Center for Energy Studies located at Arkansas Tech University. The reactor has a steady state power level of 250 kW and can be pulsed with a maximum reactivity insertion of $2.0. Experience gained in dismantling and transporting some of the components from Michigan State University, and the storage of these components will be presented. The reactor will be used for education, training, and research. (author)

Sankoorikal, J.; Culp, R.; Hamm, J.; Elliott, D.; Hodgson, L.; Apple, S. [Arkansas Tech University, Engineering, Russellville, AR 72801 (United States)

1990-07-01

268

Geospatial Technology Competency Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2010-12-28

269

Partnership for Research & Education in Plants (PREP): Involving High School Students in Authentic Research in Collaboration with Scientists  

PubMed Central

A partnership between scientists, high school teachers, and their students provides authentic research experiences to help students understand the nature and processes of science. The Partnership for Research and Education in Plants (PREP) engages students in a large-scale genomics research project using classroom-tested protocols that can help to find the function of a disabled gene in the widely studied plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, we describe the framework of PREP in the classroom within the context of the National Science Education Standards.

BROOKS, ERIC; DOLAN, ERIN; TAX, FRANS

2013-01-01

270

Alcohol based surgical prep solution and the risk of fire in the operating room: a case report  

PubMed Central

A few cases of fire in the operating room are reported in the literature. The factors that may initiate these fires are many and include alcohol based surgical prep solutions, electrosurgical equipment, flammable drapes etc. We are reporting a case of fire in the operating room while operating on a patient with burst fracture C6 vertebra with quadriplegia. The cause of the fire was due to incomplete drying of the covering drapes with an alcohol based surgical prep solution. This paper discusses potential preventive measures to minimize the incidence of fire in the operating room.

Batra, Sumit; Gupta, Rajiv

2008-01-01

271

Competencies: A New Sector.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Brophy, Monica; Kiely, Tony

2002-01-01

272

Army's Core Competencies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In October 2011, the United States Army published doctrine espousing its newest core competencies: Combined Arms Maneuver (CAM) and Wide Area Security (WAS). The Army's use of the term 'core competencies' introduced questions of validity since the Army fa...

R. E. Dunning

2013-01-01

273

Airport Noise Tech Challenge Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Bridges, James

2011-01-01

274

NCRVE Change Agent. Shaping the Future of Vocational Education. Volume 4, 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first of four issues in this volume consists of four review articles. "Tech Prep Quality" reviews a guide to total quality management and tech prep. "Specific, Ocean to Ocean" reviews a publication that identifies 10 preliminary plans for implementing tech prep. "...No Single Option" is about a monograph that evaluates tech prep and other…

NCRVE Change Agent, 1994

1994-01-01

275

Perioperative nursing competency.  

PubMed

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

Stobinski, James X

2008-09-01

276

Delivering and Measuring Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Quality Competence Acquisition Model is a means to deliver and measure competence in vocational education and training that integrates learning, institutional management, and quality assurance. Introduces the model, discusses issues of staff, institutional, and curriculum development, and presents a case study of a competence-based program…

Funnell, Peter; Owen, Jennifer

1992-01-01

277

Competencies in HRD. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This symposium is comprised of three papers on competencies in human resource development (HRD). "The Development of a Competency Model and Assessment Instrument for Public Sector Leadership and Management Development" (Sharon S. Naquin, Elwood F. Holton III) reports on a streamlined methodology and process used to develop a competency model for…

2002

278

Competency Based Consumer Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is intended as a tool to help teachers develop a competency-based consumer education curriculum. It first briefly discusses the need for a competency-based approach over a K-14 continuum. The major portion of the document then consists of lists of competencies on a K-14 continuum that are nonsubject specific. They are categorized…

Douma, Elaine L.

279

Education and research experience of the autonomous vehicle team of Virginia Tech  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Autonomous Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech is an undergraduate and graduate research and design project in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. The goal of the team is self-education and research in the area of autonomous vehicles and navigation system. The team also hopes to achieve the complementary goal of wining the annual unmanned ground robotics competition, which is sponsored by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. The competition rules require that the entrants compete in two events. The design competition is an assessment of the vehicle control system architecture, component design and implementation, and overall vehicle design. The dynamic competition requires that the autonomous vehicles circumnavigate an outdoor obstacle course. Vehicle performance is evaluated based on the distance travelled through the course and the ability to avoid obstacles. In order to build effective autonomous vehicles and enrich the interdisciplinary curriculum of the university, the Autonomous Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech is composed of faculty advisors and undergraduate and communications studies. Team members may choose to join more than one of four major technical subgroups of the team and thus gain exposure to technologies they would otherwise not encounter in the conventional curriculum of their respective departments. This paper is an account of the education and research of the interdisciplinary team and the means by which these activities are executed.

Burgiss, Michael J.; Reinholtz, Charles F.; Bay, John S.

1998-01-01

280

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

SciTech Connect

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).

NONE

1997-10-01

281

Prep1/Pbx2 Complexes Regulate CCL2 Expression Through the -2578 Guanine Polymorphism  

PubMed Central

CC-chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) is the major chemoattractant protein that recruits monocytes to sites of inflammation and increased expression of CCL2 is associated with numerous inflammatory diseases including human immunodeficiency virus-associated dementia (HIV-D). The ?2578 guanine polymorphism in the CCL2 promoter has been associated with increased expression of CCL2 as well as pathogenesis of HIV-D; however, the molecular mechanism of regulation is unknown. We propose a molecular model for ?2578G regulated CCL2 expression in astrocytes, which are major producers of CCL2 in the brain. The ?2578G polymorphism creates a consensus binding site for the transcriptional regulator Prep1, which along with binding partner Pbx2, preferentially binds the ?2578G allele. CCL2 promoters harboring the G allele under unstimulated conditions exhibit a lower basal activity compared to the ancestral A allele. Upon IL-1? stimulation, Prep1/Pbx2 complexes maintain the ability to bind ?2578G alleles, yet transcription levels from promoters that harbor the A allele or G allele are equally activated, suggesting that the ?2578 region does not influence CCL2 transcription under pro-inflammatory conditions. Therefore, promoters that harbor the ?2578G allele undergo a higher fold induction and by extension, individuals homozygous for ?2578G would be expected to exhibit hyper-responsive CCL2 phenotypes during periods of inflammation.

Wright, Edward K.; Page, Stephen H.; Barber, Sheila A.; Clements, Janice E.

2008-01-01

282

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

283

Development of High-Tech Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Theuerkauf, Walter E.

284

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.

2001-01-01

285

Top 13 Tech Resources for 2013  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gonzales, Lisa; Vodicka, Devin

2013-01-01

286

eTech College of Wisconsin Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.

287

TECH-NJ, 2000-2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These three issues of "TECH-NJ" from 2000 to 2002 focus on technology and children with disabilities in New Jersey. The issues address how technology can support language development and people with learning disabilities, and technology tools that support reading. Featured articles include: (1) "Adaptive Technology Center for New Jersey Colleges…

Dell, Amy G., Ed.

2002-01-01

288

Red Flags in High-Tech  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Flynn, Patricia M.

2007-01-01

289

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.

2008-09-17

290

Low Tech Solutions: A Place To Begin.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ensign, Arselia S., Ed.

1992-01-01

291

Virginia Tech: The Challenge of Assuring Safety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recent events at Virginia Tech reinforce the idea that nothing is more fundamental for college leaders to address than campus security and safety. After the tears, the makeshift memorials, and the intensely painful series of funerals, higher education must come to grips with the fact that it has just had its own September 11. Assessing and…

Rikleen, Lauren Stiller

2007-01-01

292

5 Smart Investments for Your Tech Dollars  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Demski, Jennifer

2010-01-01

293

Virginia Tech's Innovative College Librarian Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a program developed at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) libraries that moved librarians from the centralized main library to college departments that are not served by branch libraries. Topics include remote access capabilities; librarians' roles, including reference librarian, instructor, Web master,…

Seamans, Nancy H.; Metz, Paul

2002-01-01

294

Is Education Facing a "Tech Bubble"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational technology companies and entrepreneurs may face the risk of a "tech bubble," similar to the massive boom-and-bust that rocked the technology market in the late 1990s, according to market analysts and a recently released paper. A relatively new focus on K-12 educational technology as an investment vehicle, a surge of investors looking…

Davis, Michelle R.

2013-01-01

295

Applied Humanities. Course Materials: Critical Thinking and Work Place Ethics; Responsibilities and Rights in a Free Society; History of Technology; Applied Esthetics. Seattle Tech Prep Applied Academics Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains materials for four courses in Applied Humanities 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…

South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.

296

Academic Program Articulation at Springfield Technical Community College: Building a Framework for Tech Prep and School-to-Work. Revised Edition 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Springfield Technical Community College was the first college in Western Massachusetts to establish formal 2 + 2 articulation agreements with area high schools. As of September 1994, the college had signed a total of 65 individual agreements with 19 schools relating to 18 different associate degree programs. There are many benefits of curriculum…

1995

297

Prevention and recovery in early psychosis (PREP(®)): building a public-academic partnership program in Massachusetts, United States.  

PubMed

Recently, there has been increasing emphasis on early intervention (EI) for psychotic disorders. EI programs in public mental health settings have been established in countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. However, there are relatively few EI programs in the United States (U.S.). Here we describe the conceptual origins and practical development of the PREP program, i.e., Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis, as it evolved in a public academic psychiatry setting in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. PREP developed over a decade through a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and academic institutions within the Harvard Department of Psychiatry. We discuss the evolution, programmatic features, funding mechanisms, staffing, and the role of clinical training in PREP. The key principles in developing the PREP Program include the focus on early, evidence based, person-centered and phase-specific, integrated and continuous, comprehensive care. This program has served as a foundation for the emergence of related services at our institution, including a research clinic treating those at clinical high risk or within the putative "prodromal" period preceding frank psychosis. This account offers one possible blueprint for the development of EI programs despite the lack in the U.S. of a national mandate for EI or prevention-based mental health programs. PMID:23466116

Caplan, Brina; Zimmet, Suzanna V; Meyer, Eric C; Friedman-Yakoobian, Michelle; Monteleone, Thomas; Jude Leung, Y; Guyer, Margaret E; Rood, Laura Logue; Keshavan, Matcheri S; Seidman, Larry J

2013-04-01

298

Cheating in high school: A comparison of behavior of students in the college prep and general curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sampling of 1629 students, from 22 high schools, responded to questions regarding cheating in and outside of school. Of this number, 515 were enrolled in the college prep and 744 in the general curriculum. More similarities than statistically significant differences were found in a comparison of their responses. From 25 to 75% of their peers were estimated to be

Fred Schab I

1972-01-01

299

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.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-02-01

300

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

301

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.

302

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

2013-01-01

303

Quality in High-Tech Product Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality management (QM) emerged in the 20th century as a method to reduce errors and uncertainty in industrial mass production. The focus was on reducing variation in\\u000a repetitive industrial processes and on fulfilling the requirements of rational market actors. At the innovative end of the\\u000a modern high-tech environment, the basic assumptions of repetition and rationality will frequently not hold true.

Antti Ainamo; Pekka Järvinen; Timo O. Korhonen; Paul Lillrank

304

Microsoft vs. Apple: Tech-support showdown  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Lake, Matt.

1995-01-01

305

The Tech Museum: Robotics: Sensing, Thinking, Acting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2008-10-29

306

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

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1996-10-01

307

Supersonics Project - Airport Noise Tech Challenge  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Airport Noise Tech Challenge research effort under the Supersonics Project is reviewed. While the goal of "Improved supersonic jet noise models validated on innovative nozzle concepts" remains the same, the success of the research effort has caused the thrust of the research to be modified going forward in time. The main activities from FY06-10 focused on development and validation of jet noise prediction codes. This required innovative diagnostic techniques to be developed and deployed, extensive jet noise and flow databases to be created, and computational tools to be developed and validated. Furthermore, in FY09-10 systems studies commissioned by the Supersonics Project showed that viable supersonic aircraft were within reach using variable cycle engine architectures if exhaust nozzle technology could provide 3-5dB of suppression. The Project then began to focus on integrating the technologies being developed in its Tech Challenge areas to bring about successful system designs. Consequently, the Airport Noise Tech Challenge area has shifted efforts from developing jet noise prediction codes to using them to develop low-noise nozzle concepts for integration into supersonic aircraft. The new plan of research is briefly presented by technology and timelines.

Bridges, James

2010-01-01

308

Outside Board Members in High Tech Start-ups  

Microsoft Academic Search

Board composition in large organizations has been subject to much empirical research, however, little attention has been focused\\u000a on board composition in start-ups, and more specifically high tech start-ups. This lack of research is surprising given that\\u000a many high tech start-ups have multiple equity stakeholders such as venture capitalists or public research organizations, such\\u000a as universities. Given that high tech

Bart Clarysse; Mirjam Knockaert; Andy Lockett

2007-01-01

309

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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...

2012-05-04

310

Design for Competence: How Competent Can I Be?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author talks about the importance of competence and how to be competent. Feeling competent is pretty important to a person in the places where he lives and works. Competence is also important to kids. That sense of "I can do it" fuels the child's drive to explore and succeed well. However, competence is always a moving target…

Greenman, Jim

2005-01-01

311

Guide for the preparation of proposals for the Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (PREP), 1992. Notice of Program Solicitation No. 71.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (PREP) is aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minority and women students entering all science and mathematics-based professions. This focus reflects the need to broaden the US science and engineering bas...

1991-01-01

312

Global Managers' Career Competencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cappellen, Tineke; Janssens, Maddy

2008-01-01

313

The Spiritual Competency Scale  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes the development of the Spiritual Competency Scale, which was based on the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling's original Spiritual Competencies. Participants were 662 counseling students from religiously based and secular universities nationwide. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a 22-item,…

Robertson, Linda A.

2010-01-01

314

Communicative Competence Reconsidered.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Doushaq, Mufeeq

315

Training for Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a framework for competency-based training focused on the importance of training the person responsible for implementing staff development programs. Suggests Kolb's experiential learning model as a vehicle for instilling competencies that overcome difficulties with many traditional, single modality approaches to training. (JOW)

Sims, Ronald R.; And Others

1989-01-01

316

Competency Based Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This innovative, individualized program at Madonna College is based on a systems approach to learning. The primary objective of this program is providing the students with specific competency goals and helping them to acquire these goals. The most important component of the program is a selected list of critical competencies based upon a model of…

Madonna Coll., Livonia, MI.

317

Competencies and Employer Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using the UK experience as a template, this paper explores the concept of competencies as a viable bridge to employer engagement. In this context, the definition of competency coalesces into three primary interpretations (input, output and "behaviour"), leading to three applications: work related skill sets, standards and professionalism. These in…

Irwin, Pam

2008-01-01

318

Assessing Professional Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper represents the state of the art of research in library science on professional competencies for academic, public and special libraries since 1985. The seminal research study done on librarian competencies was conducted in 1983-86 by King Research. The goal of the study was to identify the type of skills and knowledge that information…

Brody, Fern E.

319

Assessing and Teaching Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Professional Communication Unit (PCU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) recently conducted a business communication needs analysis to determine student perceptions of their communicative competence and the teaching strategies being used to develop such competence. Students felt that the specialist, stand-alone communication program was more effective than their 3 to 4-year degree per se in delivering communication instruction,

Terri Grant

2004-01-01

320

Developing Professionally Competent Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An agricultural teacher educator states that one of the most important tasks facing agricultural educators is the determination and refinement of the competencies required of teachers. Also necessary is the determination of how these competencies are best acquired and evaluated to assure high quality standards. (JH)

Tulloch, Rodney W.

1978-01-01

321

Evaluation of an Upgraded Version of the Roche Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 Test for HIV-1 Load Quantification?  

PubMed Central

We evaluated the performance of the prototype Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 test, version 2.0, using prospective and archived clinical samples initially underquantitated by the Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 test. The performance of the new test was significantly improved, and the majority of the underquantitation observed with the first-version test was eliminated.

Damond, F.; Avettand-Fenoel, V.; Collin, G.; Roquebert, B.; Plantier, J. C.; Ganon, A.; Sizmann, D.; Babiel, R.; Glaubitz, J.; Chaix, M. L.; Brun-Vezinet, F.; Descamps, D.; Rouzioux, C.

2010-01-01

322

Evaluation of an upgraded version of the Roche Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 test for HIV-1 load quantification.  

PubMed

We evaluated the performance of the prototype Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 test, version 2.0, using prospective and archived clinical samples initially underquantitated by the Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 test. The performance of the new test was significantly improved, and the majority of the underquantitation observed with the first-version test was eliminated. PMID:20129964

Damond, F; Avettand-Fenoel, V; Collin, G; Roquebert, B; Plantier, J C; Ganon, A; Sizmann, D; Babiel, R; Glaubitz, J; Chaix, M L; Brun-Vezinet, F; Descamps, D; Rouzioux, C

2010-04-01

323

Semi-prep HPLC technique for fractionating homopolymer-free and compositionally-narrow AB diblock copolymers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There have been significant advances in the synthesis of block copolymers with complex chain architectures by anionic polymerization. However, it is inevitable that as-synthesized block copolymers will contain prematurely-terminated homopolymer precursors, due to any trace amount of impurities or side reactions from the second monomer. The significance of this report is to introduce a interaction chromatography (IC) technique with an emphasis of block copolymer analysis and separation (i.e. fractionation) at a semi-prep scale ( 0.1 gram). We will present a semi-prep IC technique on ¡°as-synthesized¡+/- block copolymers (a) to obtain block copolymer samples that are synthetically challenging or unattainable and (b) to show that it is complement and even superior to the prevalent SEC technique for the analysis and fractionation of as-synthesized chemically heterogenous copolymers.

Ryu, Chang Yeol; Tsai, Felicia; Kim, Won; Park, Soojin; Park, Insun; Chang, Taihyun

2004-03-01

324

The effects of composition, temperature and sample size on the sintering of chem-prep high field varistors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sintering behavior of Sandia chem-prep high field varistor materials was studied using techniques including in situ shrinkage measurements, optical and scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. A thorough literature review of phase behavior, sintering and microstructure in BiO-ZnO varistor systems is included. The effects of BiO content (from 0.25 to 0.56 mol%) and of sodium doping level (0 to

Garino; Terry J

2007-01-01

325

Maternal inheritance of P cytotype in Drosophila melanogaster: a "pre-P cytotype" is strictly extra-chromosomally transmitted.  

PubMed

In Drosophila melanogaster, transposition of the P element is under the control of a cellular state known as cytotype. The P cytotype represses P transposition whereas the M cytotype is permissive for transposition. In the long-term, the P cytotype is determined by chromosomal P elements but over a small number of generations it is maternally inherited. In order to analyse the nature of this maternal inheritance, we tested whether a maternal component can be transmitted without chromosomal P elements. We used a stable determinant of P cytotype, linked to the presence of two P elements at the tip of the X chromosome (1A site) in a genome devoid of other P elements. We measured P repression capacity using two different assays: gonadal dysgenic sterility (GD) and P-lacZ transgene repression. We show that zygotes derived from a P cytotype female (heterozygous for P (1A)/balancer devoid of P copies) and which inherit no chromosomal P elements from the mother, have, however, maternally received a P-type extra-chromosomal component: this component is insufficient to specify the P cytotype if the zygote formed does not carry chromosomal P elements but can promote P cytotype determination if regulatory P elements have been introduced paternally. We refer to this strictly extra-chromosomally inherited state as the "pre-P cytotype". In addition, we show that a zygote that has the pre-P cytotype but which has not inherited any chromosomal P elements, does not transmit the pre-P cytotype to the following generation. The nature of the molecular determinants of the pre-P cytotype is discussed. PMID:8232194

Ronsseray, S; Lemaitre, B; Coen, D

1993-10-01

326

Minimizing Security Vulnerabilities in High-Tech Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Emerging technologies are quickly becoming part of daily learning and teaching endeavors in academia. Due to the access to certain high-tech tools educators must learn how to integrate these tools in educational settings. However, many also encounter problems and weaknesses in the same high-tech environment that uses and delivers information…

Ozkan, Betul C.; Gunay, Vedat

2004-01-01

327

GeoTech Center YouTube Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The GeoTech Center, from Del Mar College, presents their YouTube channel, featuring videos on geospatial technology education, competitions, workforce, and more. View a number of the GeoTech Center's webinars, on topics from integrating GIS across the curriculum to developing e-portfolios.

2012-05-17

328

NASA Tech Briefs, November 1998. Volume 22, No. 11  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage sections on test and measurement and sections on electronic components and circuits, electronic systems, software, materials, mechanics, machinery/automation, physical sciences, information sciences, book and reports, and special sections of Electronics Tech Briefs amd Rapid Product Development Tech Briefs.

1998-01-01

329

The Debreather and NuTech: A Reply to Kleespies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article responds to Phillip Kleespies's (2010/this issue) commentary on NuTech fieldworkers and their use of the debreather. Non-medical assistance with suicide raises legitimate concerns about accountability, public safety, and care for those who are suffering. Given that suicide is not a crime, an outcome of the NuTech movement may be that…

Ogden, Russel D.

2010-01-01

330

NASA Tech Briefs, May 1999. Volume 23, No. 5  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage sections on sensors and composites and plastics, and sections on electronic components and systems, software, materials, mechanics, machinery and automation, bio-medical, physical sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs and Rapid Product Development Tech Briefs.

1999-01-01

331

Virginia Tech Weighs Hundreds of Recommendations and Acts on Some  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three reports on last April's shootings left Virginia Tech under a mountain of recommendations--roughly 400 in all. So far the university has dealt with some of the most significant ones. Virginia Tech established an emergency-notification system, created a team to assess at-risk students and employees, and hired additional police officers and…

Fischer, Karin

2008-01-01

332

Developing a Technology Resource Center: The OSU Tech Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to help meet the economic development needs of the state, Oklahoma State University Technical Branch at Okmulgee (OSU Tech) has developed two initiatives. First, OSU Tech has focussed student training on degree programs in advancing technologies, such as avionics, electronics, and robotics. Second, the college has developed a Technology…

Hensley, S. Michael

333

A Survey of Perceptions of the Virginia Tech Tragedy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recent shootings at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) shocked the nation and brought violence on college campuses to the forefront of the nation's attention. We surveyed college students and faculty/staff three weeks after the incident about their perceptions of the Virginia Tech shooting, subsequent media exposure, and school…

Fallahi, Carolyn R.; Austad, Carol Shaw; Fallon, Marianne; Leishman, Lisa

2009-01-01

334

Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Tech Use Guide: Using Computer Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide outlines who may benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) approaches, such as individuals with speech handicaps, visual impairments, physical disabilities, and cognitive impairments. The guide distinguishes between "low tech" approaches such as signal systems and communication boards and "high tech" approaches which…

Mineo, Beth

335

NASA Tech Briefs, June 1998. Volume 22, No. 6  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage on computer hardware and peripherals, electronic components and circuits, electronic systems, software, materials, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing, physical sciences, information sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs. and a second special section of Motion Control Tech Briefs

1998-01-01

336

NASA Tech Briefs, October 1999. Volume 23, No. 10  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage section on data acquisition and sensors and sections on electronic components and systems, software, materials, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing/fabrication, bio-medical, physical sciences, information sciences, book and reports, and special section of Electronics Tech Briefs and Motion Control Tech briefs

1999-01-01

337

CEEE GirlTECH '95 Lesson Plans  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lessons with an Internet component, developed for GirlTECH'95, a program funded by CRPC Rice University and the RUSMP. A Functional Housing Market asks students to search the Internet for housing prices and compare them to the area of a house, thus deriving a linear equation. The Internet Pizza Server lets students order pizzas, calculating their area and determine the better buy. With Pop Clock, students look at the census site, study data and make predictions on future populations. Find the mean and median speeds for racers in the INDY 500. Study rates and speeds by using the Real-Time Traffic Report.

Vargas, Hilena

2008-02-01

338

The Competent Infant  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion focuses on the development of experimental techniques which have revealed a competent infant, one who is both sensitive to his external environment and capable of modifying and being modified by that environment. (Author)

Friedman, Steven; Vietze, Peter M.

1972-01-01

339

Workshop on Architecture Competence.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes a workshop on architecture competence that was held at the Carnegie Mellon(R) Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in June of 2008. The SEI invited accomplished practitioners from government, academia, and industry to discuss key is...

J. Klein L. Bass M. Klein P. Clements R. Kazman

2009-01-01

340

Evaluation of Competing Classifiers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This dissertation research makes contributions towards the objective evaluation of competing classifiers, i.e., classification systems (CSs) or pattern recognition algorithms. Automatic CSs have been under development for almost 40 years in a wide range o...

S. G. Alsing

2000-01-01

341

Competent poverty training.  

PubMed

Despite numerous calls to the discipline, attention to poverty and social class remains minimal in psychology even though most human experience is significantly affected by social ranking. As a result, educators lack models for training in the context of poverty. Recent and concerted efforts to define and implement competency-based models for the practice of professional psychology have resulted in the creation of Competency Benchmarks (American Psychological Association, 2011). Here, these Competency Benchmarks frame the integration of best practices in working with poor and working-class clients with what we know about what constitutes good training. The result is a competency-based approach for those who are training psychologists-to-be to work effectively with economically challenged clients. PMID:23280419

Stabb, Sally D; Reimers, Faye A

2013-02-01

342

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1996-01-01

343

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-03-01

344

Acceptability in Microbicide and PrEP Trials: Current Status and a Reconceptualization  

PubMed Central

Purpose of Review Assessment of acceptability is a central component of most oral PrEP and microbicide trials. In this paper we review current definitions and frameworks employed in acceptability research, discuss findings from recent studies of product acceptability and summarize trends in acceptability research. We conclude by offering a new framework for investigating product acceptability within clinical trials, one which considers product acceptability to be conceptually distinct from adherence. Recent Findings While numerous studies have investigated product acceptability, a consensus is lacking regarding the definition and operationalization of the concept. In addition fewer than half of the studies reviewed investigated actual candidate products. To the extent that an overall measure of acceptability is considered, the consensus is that most participants find the products acceptable. However, it is the rare study that investigates whether product adherence is associated with acceptability. Summary Given the critical role of adherence to the success of clinical trials, it is important to identify the extent to which acceptability is a factor in product usage and to ascertain which dimensions of acceptability — product attributes, dosing regimen, delivery mechanism, use attributes, partner's attitudes, effect of product on the sexual encounter, product-related norms — if any, affect adherence.

Mensch, Barbara S.; van der Straten, Ariane; Katzen, Lauren L.

2013-01-01

345

Restoration to Competency Practice Guidelines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Courts frequently adjudicate criminal defendants as incompetent to stand trial and order defendants to psychiatric hospitals for treatment and education designed to restore the defendant to competence. However, little information is available on effective restoration to competency techniques. This article summarizes the existing literature on restoration to competency programs, describes a competency restoration program at one Ohio hospital, and offers

Stephen G. Noffsinger

2001-01-01

346

Neuropsychology of Juvenile Adjudicative Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the application of neuropsychology to adult adjudicative competence has been examined previously (cf. Denney & Wynkoop, 2000; Wynkoop & Denney, 1999), there is nothing yet written on the application of neuropsychology to juvenile adjudicative competence. This article is a primer on juvenile adjudicative competence from a neuropsychological perspective, briefly describing some of the issues relevant to juvenile adjudicative competence,

Timothy F. Wynkoop

2004-01-01

347

Welding. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

348

Medical Assisting Competencies. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Richards, Beverly; And Others

349

Dental Assisting Competencies. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Richards, Beverly; And Others

350

North Harris Montgomery Community College District Articulation Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compiled by the Curriculum Services Office Staff at the North Harris Montgomery Community College District (NHMCCD), in Texas, this manual provides information on administrative issues related to articulation agreements between NHMCCD and area high schools, focusing on competency based course articulation, tech prep initiatives, and dual credit…

Lyon, Pat Rajski; And Others

351

Productivity effects of basic research in low-tech and high-tech industries  

Microsoft Academic Search

R&D encompasses plenty of activities which are usually summarized under the terms of basic research, applied research and development. Although basic research is often associated with low appropriability it provides the fundamental basis for subsequent applied research and development. Especially in the high-tech sector basic research capabilities are an essential component for a firm's success. We use firm-level panel data

Dirk Czarnitzki; Susanne Thorwarth

2012-01-01

352

Virginia Tech: Special Collections' Digitized Manuscripts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Local history, cookery, and the American Civil War come to life within this fine site created by the Digital Libraries Collection department at Virginia Tech. The site contains thirteen digitized manuscripts which provide insights into various facets of the state's history and life in the 19th and 20th centuries. The documents are divided into four sections, including "American Civil War", "Local History", and "Culinary History". The "Culinary History" area is quite rich, as it contains four very rare items that detail the personal cooking preferences of several women in the mid-19th century. The "Local History" area contains ledger books from a church in Christiansburg and guest signature books from two well-known resorts in Yellow Sulphur Springs and White Sulphur Springs. The site is rounded out by the inclusion of the papers of John Hilton, an English immigrant who served as a corporal in Company F of the Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War.

353

Smart structures research program at Virginia Tech  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A review of the smart structures and avionics research and teaching program that started in 1979 at Virginia Tech is described. Current smart structures research include major efforts in the development of embedded and attached optical fiber and acoustic fiber sensors for cure monitoring, in-service lifetime structural testing, nondestructive evaluation, and impact and damage detection and analysis; of gradual material degradation; sensor signal multiplexing, processing and data handling to achieve near real-time distributed structural analysis; and the integration of embedded sensors, actuators and control electronics to achieve controlled structural response. Special campus facilities used for this work include an optical fiber fabrication facility, an autoclave for composite structure fabrication and curing, and laboratories for optical fiber sensor development, materials response and nondestructive evaluation, structural control testing and computer engineering.

Claus, R. O.; Safaai-Jazi, A.; Bennett, K. D.; May, R. G.; Duncan, B. D.

1989-01-01

354

The Tech Museum of Innovation: Exhibits  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based in San Jose, the Tech Museum was designed to inspire people through documenting the world of science and technology through hands-on, interactive activities. If visitors can't make it down to their headquarters in California, this online series of exhibits is a nice surrogate for an in-person visit. The site always highlights three exhibits, and the most recent exhibits have included a "MPG Marathon" and "The Satellite Site". In the "Satellite Site", visitors can use graphics and interactive images to learn how satellites work, what they do, and also peer into the anatomy of these remarkable devices. In the "MPG Marathon", visitors can create their own energy-efficient hybrid car and then race it against two opponent cars to see how it performs in real-time. Finally, the site also contains eight archived exhibits that cover earthquakes, lasers, and a "robot zoo".

355

The influence of technological innovation resources on high-tech product export performance: Evidence from national hi-tech zones in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyzed the influence of R&D funds input and personnel quality on high-tech products export from the perspective of technological innovation resources. Based on the panel data of 52 national hi-tech zones in three consecutive years (2005-2007), we found that R&D fund input positively relates to high-tech products export performance, while personnel quality has a significantly negative effect on high-tech

Yang Zheng-pei; Xu Er-ming; Xie Wen-jie

2010-01-01

356

The effect of differential accounting conservatism on the “over-valuation” of high-tech firms relative to low-tech firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines systematic differences in the level of accounting conservatism between high-tech and low-tech firms. Relying\\u000a on the recent development in theoretical models and empirical measures of conservatism, we investigate conservative accounting\\u000a practices and earnings management behavior in high-tech and low-tech firms. The results based on comparisons of cumulative\\u000a nonoperating accruals, regression coefficients from the income timeliness models in

Sung S. Kwon; Qin Jennifer Yin; Jongsoo Han

2006-01-01

357

NASA Tech Briefs, November 2001. Volume 25, No. 11  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage section on data acquisition, and sections on electronic components and systems, software, materials, machinery/automation, physical sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

2001-01-01

358

NASA Tech Briefs, September 2002. Volume 26, No. 9  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: a technology focus on data acquisition, electronic components and systems, software, materials, mechanics, machinery/automation, bio-medical, physical sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

2002-01-01

359

Floor Plans Rolling Platform, Tech Systems Platform, and Load ...  

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

Floor Plans - Rolling Platform, Tech Systems Platform, and Load Platform Plans - Marshall Space Flight Center, F-1 Engine Static Test Stand, On Route 565 between Huntsville and Decatur , Huntsville, Madison County, AL

360

NASA Tech Briefs, January 1999. Volume 23, Mp/ 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage sections on sensors and data acquisition and sections on electronic components and circuits, electronic software, materials, mechanics, bio-medical physical sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

1999-01-01

361

NASA Tech Briefs, November 2002. Volume 26, No. 11  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: a technology focus on engineering materials, electronic components and systems, software, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing, bio-medical, physical sciences, information sciences book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

2002-01-01

362

NASA Tech Briefs, September 1995. Volume 19, No. 9  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A special focus for this issue is Sensors. Topics covered include : Electronic Components and Circuits; Electronic Systems; Physical Sciences; Materials; Life Sciences; Mechanics; Machinery; Fabrication Technology; and Mathematics and Information Sciences. A section of Laser Tech Briefs is included.

1995-01-01

363

NASA Tech Briefs, June 1995. Volume 19, No. 6  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: communications technology, electronic components and circuits, electronic systems, physical sciences, materials, computer programs, mechanics, machinery, manufacturing/fabrication, mathematics and information sciences, life sciences, books and reports, a special section of laser Tech Briefs.

1995-01-01

364

NASA Tech Briefs, September 2001. Volume 25, No. 9  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage section on sensors, and sections on electronic components systems, software, materials, machinery/automation, manufacturing/fabrication, bio-medical, book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

2001-01-01

365

Project Synopsis for High School/High Tech.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To help increase the diversity of workers at NASA centers it is necessary to provide students with disabilities the opportunities to explore careers in high technology. HIGH SCHOOL/HIGH TECH, an enrichment program, pioneered at Goddard Space Flight Center...

1997-01-01

366

Energy Efficient Labs and Cleanrooms for High Tech Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Energy Intensive laboratories and cleanrooms (high-tech buildings) are crucial to California's high-technology industries. To help focus public goods research, the Commission's PIER Industrial Program decided to continue previous research in a few high po...

D. Sartor B. Tschudi

2003-01-01

367

NASA Tech Briefs, June 2002. Volume 26, No. 6  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: a technology focus on data acquisition, electronic components and systems, software, materials, mechanics, machinery/automation, physical sciences, book and reports, motion control, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

2002-01-01

368

NASA Tech Briefs, July 2001. Volume 25, No. 7  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage sections on Data Acquisition, and sections on electronic components and systems, software, mechanics, machinery/automation, biomedical and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

2001-01-01

369

NASA Tech Briefs, August 2002. Volume 26, No. 8  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: a technology focus on computers, electronic components and systems, software, materials, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing, physical sciences, information sciences, book and reports, and Motion control Tech Briefs.

2002-01-01

370

NASA Tech Briefs, March 2002. Volume 26, No. 3  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: a special section on data acquisition, software, electronic components and systems, materials, computer programs, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing, biomedical, physical sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

2002-01-01

371

NASA Tech Briefs, October 2002. Volume 26, No. 10  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: a technology focus on sensors, electronic components and systems, software, materials, materials, mechanics, manufacturing, physical sciences, information sciences, book and reports, motion control and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

2002-01-01

372

NASA Tech Briefs, May 2002. Volume 26, No. 5  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: a technology focus on engineering materials, electronic components and circuits, software, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing, physical sciences, information sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

2002-01-01

373

NASA Tech Briefs, May 1998. Volume 22, No. 5  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage on advanced composites, plastics and metals, electronic components and circuits, electronic systems, physical sciences, computer software, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing/fabrication book and reports, and a special section of Electronics Tech Briefs.

1998-01-01

374

NASA Tech Briefs, April 1998. Volume 22, No. 4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage on video and imaging, electronic components and circuits, electronic systems, physical sciences, materials, computer software, mechanics, machinery/automation, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

1998-01-01

375

LASER Tech Briefs, Fall 1994. Volume 2, No. 4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics in this issue of LASER Tech briefs include: Electronic Components and Circuits. Electronic Systems, Physical Sciences, Materials, Computer Programs, Fabrication Technology, Mathematics and Information Sciences, and Life Sciences

1994-01-01

376

LASER Tech Briefs, September 1993. Volume 1, No. 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This edition of LASER Tech briefs contains a feature on photonics. The other topics include: Electronic Components and Circuits. Electronic Systems, Physical Sciences, Materials, Computer Programs, Mechanics, Machinery, Fabrication Technology, Mathematics and Information Sciences, Life Sciences and books and reports.

Schnirring, Bill (Editor)

1993-01-01

377

NASA Tech Briefs, August 1998. Volume 22, No. 8  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage of medical design, electronic components and circuits, electronic systems, software, materials, mechanics, machinery/automation, physical sciences, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs.

1998-01-01

378

Pragmatics and Communicative Competences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

379

Competence without Credentials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stacey, Nevzer G., Ed.

380

Assessing Culturally Competent Scholarship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mendias, Elnora P.; Guevara, Edilma B.

2001-01-01

381

Carpentry. Competencies for Articulation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.

382

Diesel Vehicle Maintenance Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Braswell, Robert; And Others

383

Educating Globally Competent Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The College of Education, Ohio University, in coordination with the Center for International Studies utilizes several strategies for developing global competency in preservice teachers. This paper outlines three of these approaches: (1) two academic courses, an undergraduate elective entitled "Learning from Non-Western Cultures" and an…

Flournoy, Mary Anne

384

Individual Growth in Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the second study in a series that has been designed to manifest the emergence of consciousness and to measure developed competence. Its major aim has been to demonstrate that an invariant formulation of the Agent-action-Objective model and an analysis of it's a-O kinematics have the capacity to reproduce contour similarity over…

Bierschenk, Bernhard; Bierschenk, Inger

385

Welding. Competencies for Articulation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.

386

Teach to Compete  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Shields, David Light; Funk, Christopher

2011-01-01

387

Intellectual Competence and Aggression.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from a broader longitudinal study, this investigation explores within-subject and cross-generational stability of intellectual competence and the relationship of such stability to aggressive behavior. Data were gathered three times (when subjects' modal age was 8, 19, and 30 years). Initially, subjects included the entire population…

Huesmann, L. Rowell; Yarmel, Patty Warnick

388

Competency in the Cockpit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines how modern technology is redefining competences, particularly those required by aircrews in state-of-the-art cockpits and how rule-based descriptions may not always be as practical as cognitive schemas and frames or case-based reasoning. Concludes that a wider systems perspective must include a balance between intuitive and analytic…

Brown, H. M.

1992-01-01

389

Top 10 tech cars [fuel efficient cars  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are two groups within the global automobile industry that are competing to develop the most fuel efficient car. On one hand are the US and Japanese manufacturers who have invested billions of dollars in hybrid electric technology, while on the other hand are the European makers who support light-duty diesel engines. In addition to fuel efficiency, car manufacturers are

J. Voelcker

2006-01-01

390

Transfer of Shenzhen's hi-tech industries: an empirical study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the transfer of Shenzhen's hi-tech industries, with particular emphasis on its motives, characteristics and influence on Shenzhen's economy and industrial upgrading. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper uses an empirical approach and case study methodology mainly based on a survey of 1,573 hi-tech companies in Shenzhen, in the form of questionnaires and

Dong Wang; Huiqi Pei

2010-01-01

391

Tech Talk: An Investigation of Blogging in Technology Innovation Discourse  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web logs, or ldquoblogs,rdquo are fast developing in diverse social and business contexts as influential sources of discourse, knowledge, and community development. In this paper, we investigate an aspect of blogging highly relevant to professional communication: the fast-developing world of ldquotech blogging.rdquo Tech blogs are blogs that focus on information technology innovation and the high-tech industry. We examine nine months

Elizabeth Davidson; Emmanuelle Vaast

2009-01-01

392

Communicative Competence and Language Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the issues considered at the 1979 "Communicative Competence and Language Teaching" conference held in Venice, Italy. Participants discussed teaching methods which could enhance second language competence. A model for determining language learning objectives is discussed. (AM)

Ciliberti, Anna

1982-01-01

393

Competency Mapping of the Employees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Anisha, N.

2012-10-01

394

75 FR 21663 - Maysteel, LLC Including On-Site Leased Workers From Staff One, Badger Tech, Boyd Hunter, Seek...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Workers From Staff One, Badger Tech, Boyd Hunter, Seek, QPS, and Service First...workers from Staff One, Badger Tech, Boyd Hunter, Seek, and QPS, Menomonee Falls...workers from Staff One, Badger Tech, Boyd Hunter, Seek, QPS, and Service...

2010-04-26

395

Measuring competencies: development of the administrator competency survey.  

PubMed

Competency assessments is critical for nurse managers who must move between and among health care settings. This article reports development of a survey tool to measure administrative competencies to facilitate career movement based on competencies versus traditional structure of education and experience. The study was designed to determine specific competencies that were deductively derived and considered essential for successful leadership in the year 2000. These included eight domains: quality improvement, shared visions, global approach, serving community, mastering change, team learning, managing customer relationships, and managing a diverse workforce. The tool was used to measure nurse administrator competency in a select group. Results identified expertise and targeted priorities for training and improvement. PMID:8716573

Ridenour, J E

1996-06-01

396

Electronics. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

397

Competency-Based Horticulture: Floriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

398

Developing intercultural competence through videogames  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

W. Lewis Johnson

2009-01-01

399

Physical Education Teachers' Cultural Competency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

400

Competency Based Education: A Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Cox, Helen, Ed.

401

Entrepreneurship. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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 entrepreneurship. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that…

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

402

FIRST robots compete  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2000-01-01

403

The Last Competency  

Microsoft Academic Search

Psychological-legal aspects of competency for execution (CFE) were reviewed with respect to legal issues, ethical concerns, and assessment issues, and were then followed by ten practice recommendations. The legal issues addressed included the implications of Ford v. Wainwright and the applications of the one-prong cognitive criterion and the two-prong criterion that included the capacity to understand and communicate reasons that

Stanley L. Brodsky; Patricia A. Zapf; Marcus T. Boccaccini

2001-01-01

404

Assessing staff competency.  

PubMed

In the absence of a national credentialing center for nursing and in the interest of ensuring competencies, Forbes Regional Health Center has developed a framework for internal credentialing. This framework, while initiated in a specialty area, has application to all areas of acute care including the medical-surgical areas. Program development within this framework provides a consistent, structured method of documenting selected clinical proficiencies and facilitates the achievement of individual learning needs. PMID:3643979

Scrima, D A

1987-02-01

405

New Mexico Tech Satellite Design and Progress  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New Mexico Tech Satellite (NMTSat) is a low-budget, 3U CubeSat for correlating state-of-health information from the spacecraft with space weather in low Earth orbit (LEO). NMTSat is funded by the NASA/EPSCoR program and is built almost entirely by NMT students at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. The scientific payload of NMTSat will consist of five instruments built in-house including: a magnetometer, a Langmuir plasma probe, a dosimeter, a state-of-the-art structural health monitor and an electrical health monitor. NMTSat utilizes passive attitude control by means of a magnet and hysteresis rods and carries out attitude determination from a combination of solar panel current and magnetometer readings. NMTSat will also be built around the Space Plug-and-Play Avionics I2C interface (SPA-1) to the greatest extent practical. In this presentation we will give an overview of the NMTSat design and design-tradeoffs and provide a status report on the work of completing NMTSat.

Landavazo, M.; Cooper, B.; Jorgensen, A. M.; Bernson, C.; Chesebrough, S.; Dang, C.; Guillette, D.; Hall, T.; Huynh, A.; Jackson, R.; Klepper, J.; MacGillivray, J.; Park, D.; Ravindran, V.; Stanton, W.; Yelton, C.; Zagrai, A. N.

2012-12-01

406

The CalWomenTech Scale Up Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This CalWomenTech Scale Up Project (CWT Scale Up Project) is based on the successful, five-year GSE Extension Services grant. The original project worked with eight community college technology programs in California to increase the number of women recruited and retained to STEM programs in which they were underrepresented. The project also disseminated research-based proven strategies and resources to California educators and a limited national audience. The CalWomenTech Project has resulted in significant increases in the enrollment of female students and in the retention of both female and male students. The CWT Scale Up Project seeks to diffuse the core activities of the intensive CalWomenTech Project to a much larger audience of educational practitioners.The CWT Scale Up Project is based on research: both the CalWomenTech Project's own successful outcomes and on a literature review of the proven practices of other STEM practitioners, much of which can be found in IWITTS' online Proven Practices Collection (includes peer-reviewed articles, case studies, and webinars) developed by the CalWomenTech Project.Objectives include providing educational practitioners with workshops, webinars, and group coaching on recruitment and retention plan implementation, along with development of an online learning community. A professionally designed outreach campaign by an experienced social media networking consultant will feature CalWomenTech successful results, professional development opportunities, and the online Proven Practices Collection.The end goal of the CalWomenTech Scale Up Project is to increase the number of women in STEM. Our nation is enriched when women fully contribute to the advancement of science and technology. By giving practitioners nationwide the tools and knowledge they need to close the gender gap for women and girls in STEM classrooms, the CalWomenTech Scale Up Project has the power to change the lives and livelihoods of women for the benefit of all.On this site, visitors can find out more information about the CalWomenTech Project, including the project model, case studies, recruitment and retention practices, a learning library, and project committees and meetings.

2011-06-14

407

Comparison of Thin-Prep and cell block preparation for the evaluation of Thyroid epithelial lesions on fine needle aspiration biopsy  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the utility of Thin-Prep (TP) cytologic preparation with that of Cell Block (CB) preparation in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions, mainly follicular epithelial lesions, by fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Feasibility of using the TP slides for immunocytochemical stains is also discussed. METHODS: A total of 126 consecutive cases of thyroid

Husain A Saleh; Jamal Hammoud; Richard Zakaria; Aurang Khan

2008-01-01

408

Impact of the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS AMPLICOR HIV-1 MONITOR Test, Version 1.5, on clinical laboratory operations.  

PubMed

The COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS AMPLICOR HIV-1 MONITOR Test, version 1.5 (CAP/CA), and the COBAS AMPLICOR HIV-1 MONITOR Test, version 1.5, were compared. CAP/CA reduced and consolidated labor while modestly increasing assay throughput without increased failure rates or direct costs, regardless of batch size and assay format. PMID:17634308

Germer, Jeffrey J; Bendel, Jordan L; Dolenc, Craig A; Nelson, Sarah R; Masters, Amanda L; Gerads, Tara M; Mandrekar, Jayawant N; Mitchell, P Shawn; Yao, Joseph D C

2007-09-01

409

78 FR 14359 - Verizon Business Networks Services, Inc., Specialist-Tech Customer Service, Philadelphia, PA...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TA-W-81,702A] Verizon Business Networks Services, Inc., Specialist-Tech...Philadelphia, PA; Verizon Business Networks Services, Inc., Specialist-Tech...applicable to workers of Verizon Business Networks Services, Inc., Order...

2013-03-05

410

34 CFR 406.3 - What activities may the Secretary fund?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...secondary instruction, with a common core of required proficiency in mathematics...of tech-prep education program curricula appropriate to the needs of the...implement tech-prep education program curricula effectively; (ii)...

2009-07-01

411

34 CFR 406.3 - What activities may the Secretary fund?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...secondary instruction, with a common core of required proficiency in mathematics...of tech-prep education program curricula appropriate to the needs of the...implement tech-prep education program curricula effectively; (ii)...

2010-07-01

412

NASA Tech Briefs Index 1980. Volume 5, Nos. 1-4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tech Briefs are short announcements of new technology derived from the research and development activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. These briefs emphasize information considered likely to be transferrable across industrial, regional, or disciplinary lines and are issued to encourage commercial application. This Index to NASA Tech Briefs contains abstracts and four indexes -- subject,. personal author, originating Center, and Tech Brief number -- for 1980 Tech Briefs.

1981-01-01

413

NASA Tech Briefs Index 1978. Volume 3, Nos. 1-4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tech Briefs are short announcements of new technology derived from the research and development activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. These briefs emphasize information considered likely to be transferrable across industrial, regional, or disciplinary lines and are issued to encourage commercial application. This Index to NASA Tech Briefs contains abstracts and four indexes -- subject, personal author, originating Center, and Tech Brief number -- for 1978 Tech Briefs.

1978-01-01

414

NASA Tech Briefs Index 1979. Volume 4, Nos. 1-4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tech Briefs are short announcements of new technology derived from the research and development activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. These briefs emphasize information considered likely to be transferrable across industrial, regional, or disciplinary lines and are issued to encourage commercial application. This Index to NASA Tech Briefs contains abstracts and four indexes -- subject, personal author, originating Center, and Tech Brief number -- for 1979 Tech Briefs.

1980-01-01

415

The parenting responsibility and emotional preparedness (PREP) screening tool: a 3-item screen that identifies teen mothers at high risk for nonoptimal parenting.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE To test the ability of a 3-item screening tool (Parenting Responsibility and Emotional Preparedness [PREP]) to detect adolescent mothers at elevated risk for nonoptimal parenting and poor child development outcomes at 2 years of age. DESIGN A 4-site prospective cohort study conducted from December 2001 to August 2007 of adolescent mothers recruited in the third trimester of pregnancy and followed up at 4, 8, 18, and 24 months post partum. SETTING Community clinics and home settings in Birmingham, Alabama; Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri; South Bend, Indiana; and Washington, DC. PARTICIPANTS A total of 270 first-time adolescent mothers (aged 15-19 years) and their infants (birth to 2 years of age). MAIN EXPOSURES Naturalistic observations of parent-child interactions and quality of home environment during the first 2 years of life. OUTCOME MEASURES Maternal mental health and cognitive indicators, positive mother-child interactions, quality of home environment, child social-emotional development, and child cognitive development (Bayley scales). RESULTS PREP scores identified adolescent mothers with significantly elevated depressive symptoms and childhood trauma and lower scores of knowledge of infant development and maternal IQ. PREP predicted significantly lower quality of home environments and higher levels of nonoptimal mother-child interactions at 4, 8, and 18 months. PREP also predicted significantly lower child outcomes at 2 years of age for cognitive scores and higher levels of depressive and withdrawal symptoms and dysregulation and negative emotionality. CONCLUSIONS PREP is a low-cost, easily administered, nonstigmatizing screening tool that identifies adolescent mothers who self-recognize that they need help to meet their infants' social, emotional, and cognitive needs. PMID:22869406

Lanzi, Robin Gaines; Ramey, Sharon Landesman; Bert, Shannon Carothers

2012-08-01

416

The Texas Rural Technology (R-TECH) Pilot Program: Cycle 1 Final Evaluation Report. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The evaluation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot sought to understand how districts implemented R-Tech grants, the effects of implementation on student and teacher outcomes, as well as the cost effectiveness and sustainability of R-Tech. The Texas legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of…

Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katharine

2010-01-01

417

The Texas Rural Technology (R-TECH) Pilot Program: Cycle 1 Final Evaluation Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The evaluation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot sought to understand how districts implemented R-Tech grants, the effects of implementation on student and teacher outcomes, as well as the cost effectiveness and sustainability of R-Tech. The Texas legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of…

Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katharine

2010-01-01

418

Factors Governing the Development of High Tech Industry Agglomerations: A Tale of Three Cities  

Microsoft Academic Search

GLASMEIER A. (1988) Factors governing the development of high tech industry agglomerations: a tale of three cities, Reg. Studies22, 287–301. High tech industries are thought to precipitate structural change in local economies through the creation of backward and forward linkages and new firm spinoffs. Case studies of high tech firms and products indicate interindustry linkage development is closely associated with

Amy Glasmeier

1988-01-01

419

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)

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.

Johnson, A. B.

2012-12-01

420

New Research on Adjudicative Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The program of research on adjudicative competence begun by the MacArthur Network and continued under the sponsorship of NIMH\\u000a has provided a new conceptual framework and new instrumentation that have been well received in the field. The substantive\\u000a features (i.e., assesses multiple competence-related abilities across two conceptually distinct competence domains) and the\\u000a structural features (i.e., standardized administration and scoring; norm

Norman G. Poythress; Richard J. Bonnie; John Monahan; Randy Otto; Steven K. Hoge

421

Reducing subjectivity in the evaluation of pre-clinical dental preparations for fixed prosthodontics using the Kavo PrepAssistant.  

PubMed

The evaluation of pre-clinical technical achievement in fixed prosthodontics cannot be objective when using visual examination of dental preparations. This is, however, still the main method used in dental schools. The present study introduces a new method, based on a mathematical formula, to reduce the problem. The idea emerged when using the Kavo PrepAssistant system (software version 1.05). This system is a 3D-scanner with software that can quantify geometrical differences between an instructor and student dental preparation in model teeth. Therefore, a mathematical formula was created, integrating selected clinically relevant geometric characteristics of dental preparations measured by the system. In this new formula, 70% of the evaluation parameters were computer analysed, whilst 30% were visually evaluated. This new method was compared with the traditional visual evaluation system during a pre-clinical practical examination, with the participation of 25 students. Using both methods to evaluate the 25 preparations, results showed similar grading for both methods (K-S test = 0.16; P < 0.05). Although this method does not provide overall clinical evaluation of student performance these results suggest that it can be helpful accessing technical achievement. In this method, the student has the guarantee that 70% of his/her grade results from an objective computer evaluation, with the possibility to visualise the mistakes with the software. It also reduces problems related to the calibration between different examiners. The Kavo PrepAssistant is a powerful tool in pre-clinical teaching, but has some drawbacks. It has to be developed towards the actual needs of pre-clinical departments, in order to achieve its full potential, as described in this study. PMID:16842589

Cardoso, J A; Barbosa, C; Fernandes, S; Silva, C L; Pinho, A

2006-08-01

422

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Gene Encoding Transcription Factor Prep1 Is Associated with HIV-1-Associated Dementia  

PubMed Central

Background Infection with HIV-1 may result in severe cognitive and motor impairment, referred to as HIV-1-associated dementia (HAD). While its prevalence has dropped significantly in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy, milder neurocognitive disorders persist with a high prevalence. To identify additional therapeutic targets for treating HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, several candidate gene polymorphisms have been evaluated, but few have been replicated across multiple studies. Methods We here tested 7 candidate gene polymorphisms for association with HAD in a case-control study consisting of 86 HAD cases and 246 non-HAD AIDS patients as controls. Since infected monocytes and macrophages are thought to play an important role in the infection of the brain, 5 recently identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affecting HIV-1 replication in macrophages in vitro were also tested. Results The CCR5 wt/?32 genotype was only associated with HAD in individuals who developed AIDS prior to 1991, in agreement with the observed fading effect of this genotype on viral load set point. A significant difference in genotype distribution among all cases and controls irrespective of year of AIDS diagnosis was found only for a SNP in candidate gene PREP1 (p?=?1.2×10?5). Prep1 has recently been identified as a transcription factor preferentially binding the ?2,518 G allele in the promoter of the gene encoding MCP-1, a protein with a well established role in the etiology of HAD. Conclusion These results support previous findings suggesting an important role for MCP-1 in the onset of HIV-1-associated neurocognitive disorders.

van Manen, Danielle; Bunnik, Evelien M.; van Sighem, Ard I.; Sieberer, Margit; Boeser-Nunnink, Brigitte; de Wolf, Frank; Schuitemaker, Hanneke; Portegies, Peter; Kootstra, Neeltje A.; van 't Wout, Angelique B.

2012-01-01

423

Competence and Competency-based Training: What the Literature Says  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Guthrie, Hugh

2009-01-01

424

Assessing Romantic Competence in Adolescence: The Romantic Competence Interview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents preliminary psychometric data on the reliability and validity of the newly developed Romantic Competence Interview (RCI). The RCI is an interviewer-assessed measure designed to assess competence among adolescents regardless of romantic relationship status. Eighty-three early adolescent girls (m age = 13.45 years) recruited…

Davila, Joanne; Steinberg, Sara J.; Miller, Melissa Ramsay; Stroud, Catherine B.; Starr, Lisa R.; Yoneda, Athena

2009-01-01

425

Competencies: The Competencies Debate in Australian Education and Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Competencies are the focal concept in the world of education and training in Australia at this moment in 1993. This book is a collection of papers and has three purposes. First, it aims to provide basic information about education and training. Second, the book aims to explore something of what competency-based education and training looks like in…

Collins, Cherry, Ed.

426

Building Intercultural Competence through Intercultural Competency Certification of Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

427

Genetic literacy and competency.  

PubMed

Since the sequencing of the human genome was completed, progress toward understanding the genetic contributions to both rare and common disorders has accelerated dramatically. That understanding will lead to new approaches to diagnosis and management, which will be incorporated into day-to-day medical practice. Moreover, the mindset with regard to genetic contributions to health and disease has shifted from 1 gene at a time to genome wide. However, most practicing pediatricians, and even many still in training, are likely to be unfamiliar with the concepts of genetics and genomics and their applications in medical practice. This article addresses the issues of genetic and genomic literacy and competencies for pediatricians and other primary care providers, as they prepare to work with their patients in the emerging world of genomic medicine. PMID:24298131

Kaye, Celia; Korf, Bruce

2013-12-01

428

High-tech ventures' innovation and influences of institutional voids : A comparative study of two high-tech parks in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate how institutional voids influence high-tech ventures' innovation, and what strategies high-tech entrepreneurs deploy to cope with the institutional environments they encounter. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A qualitative research approach was taken. In-depth interviews were conducted with nine high-tech entrepreneurs. In addition, governmental officials, overseas associations, and professional investors were interviewed for more\\/further

Yipeng Liu

2011-01-01

429

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

430

School-to-Work Apprenticeship. Project Manual 1993-1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With Perkins tech prep funds, Lee College (Baytown, Texas), working with the Gulf Coast Tech Prep Consortium and the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District, developed a school-to-work apprenticeship model for tech prep programs. An advisory committe provided guidance in identifying targeted apprenticeable jobs, program content, and…

Lee Coll., Baytown, TX.

431

Articulation--A Viable Answer to Educational Excellence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document outlines Mississippi's plan for articulation of tech prep activities at the state's secondary schools and community and junior colleges. The first section is an overview of tech prep in Mississippi that includes the following: diagram depicting the organizational structure of Mississippi's secondary-postsecondary tech prep

Darnell, Charlotte; Shaw, Ellen

432

Career Map Development Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to assist tech prep consortia/councils and high schools throughout Wisconsin in developing tech prep career maps. In the first section, a tech prep career map is defined as a counseling resource that presents a recommended sequence of specific courses and experiences designed to enable high school students to develop written…

Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center on Education and Work.

433

A User-Friendly Model for Business/Education Partnerships.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to ensure local business involvement, the Steering Committee of the Tech Prep Consortium at Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC) in Central Florida invited members of the local business community to a Tech Prep Kickoff luncheon to sell them on Tech Prep. A tremendous number of companies attended the meeting and, to focus the energy…

Brooks, Gayle; Bell Carmine

434

Restoration of competency to stand trial: Assessment with the Georgia Court Competency Test and the Competency Screening Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaluations of the Georgia Court Competency Test—Mississippi Version Revised (GCCT-MSH) and the Competency Screening Test (CST) have supported their use with pretrial defendants in initial assessment of competency to stand trial. The present study evaluated the efficacy of these measures, as well as the Texas Competency Instrument, with an inpatient sample of defendants involved in a competency restoration program. Both

Karen L. Ustad; Richard Rogers; Kenneth W. Sewell; Charles A. Guarnaccia

1996-01-01

435

High-Tech Production: The Mechanism of Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The downturn in industrial production, which at the beginning of 1996 was roughly 56 percent of the January 1992 level, primarily concerned the high-tech branches. It was 70-80 percent in electronic and electro-technical machine building, machine-tool manufacturing, communications production, flexible automation systems, and equipment for light industry and the food industry.

A. Nekhamkin

1997-01-01

436

Capacity decisions for high-tech products with obsolescence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modern high-tech products experience rapid obsolescence. Capacity investments must be recouped during the brief product lifecycle, during which prices fall continuously. We employ a multiplicative demand model that incorporates price declines due to both market heterogeneity and product obsolescence, and study a monopolistic firm’s capacity decision. We investigate profit concavity, and characterize the structure of the optimal capacity solution. Moreover,

Michael S. Pangburn; Shankar Sundaresan

2009-01-01

437

Asia's New High-Tech Competitors: An SRS Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report profiles nine economies linked by Asian identity, yet marked by great economic and technological disparity, in order to project which economies will be full-fledged participants and competitors in tomorrow's high-tech product markets. Based on the various indicators of technological activity and competitiveness presented in this…

Rausch, Lawrence M.

438

Engineering in the Classroom: A Low-Tech, Local Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When one mentions the word engineering, most people think immediately of high-tech items such as computers, or large-scale projects such as bridges, buildings, and roads. While these products represent the products of engineering, there are clear challenges to having students work directly on any of these projects in the context of a science…

Knight, Meredith; Huttlinger, Claire; Carlson, Bree; Cunningham, Christine

2006-01-01

439

Global marketing strategy modeling of high tech products  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study considers the role of global marketing strategy and its relation to market orientation, international experience, and performance in the high tech products context. Knowledge of this important domain of global marketing strategy and performance remains limited. In this respect, the study raises a number of important questions concerning how market orientation, international experience and global marketing strategy impact

Chih-Wen Wu

2011-01-01

440

Report on Virginia Tech Shootings Urges Clarification of Privacy Laws  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators, mental-health officials, and law-enforcement officers often do not share information about troubled students because they are confused by what they can disclose under complex and overlapping privacy laws, according to a report on the Virginia Tech shootings. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and two other Bush cabinet secretaries…

Fischer, Karin

2007-01-01

441

High-tech pediatric home care: a collaborative approach.  

PubMed

High-risk pediatric patients require specialized care. Through collaboration with medical specialty providers, home care agencies have the opportunity to go beyond providing traditional pediatric types of home care to providing successful, cutting-edge, high-tech pediatric home care. PMID:10180151

Chan, J S; Filippone, A M

1998-05-01

442

The Evolution of the Georgia Tech Library Circulation Department  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author reviews the evolution of the Circulation Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Library and Information Center from 2001 to the present. It is shown how a traditional circulation department with poor customer relations transformed itself by adopting innovative policies and services leading to improved customer…

Glover, Karen

2006-01-01

443

High Touch in a High-Tech World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a world of high tech and low touch, it is easy for public relations programs to stray from tried-and-true interpersonal strategies long associated with solid communication planning. New technologies allow communications professionals to quickly send e-mails and telephone calls to selected groups. Social media sites provide users immediate…

Gibson, Cindy L.

2009-01-01

444

Operating a Successful PowerTech Creativity Contest  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help cultivate future talent for creating technology, the PowerTech Youth Creativity Contest was first held in 2000 by the Taiwan Creativity Development Association (TCDA) and the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). It has since been organized regularly on a yearly basis, with the number of contending teams growing from 78 in the first…

Hong, Jon-Chao; Lin, Chan-li; Lin, Ya-ling

2007-01-01

445

TechSat 21: formation design, control, and simulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The satellite cluster approach to space missions requires science and technology advances in several key areas. Among these challenges is understanding the dynamics of satellites in close proximity to each other so that a formation can be intelligently designed, controlled, and simulated. An overview of on-going research in this area under the TechSat 21 program along with preliminary findings is

R. Burns; Craig A. McLaughlin; Jesse Leitner; Maurice Martin

2000-01-01

446

NASA Tech Briefs, December 2001. Volume 25, No. 12  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage section on sensors, and sections on electronic components and systems, software, materials, mechanics, information sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Motion Control Tech Briefs. It also contains a section celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication.

2001-01-01

447

NASA Tech Briefs, March 1998. Volume 22, No. 3  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage of computer aided design and engineering, electronic components and circuits, electronic systems, physical sciences, materials, computer software, special coverage on mechanical technology, machinery/automation, manufacturing/fabrication, mathematics and information sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Electronics Tech Briefs. Profiles of the exhibitors at the National Design Engineering show are also included in this issue.

1998-01-01

448

Knowledge creation processes in small innovative hi-tech firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore knowledge creation processes in small innovative hi-tech firms operating in the software industry. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research framework examines specific action and interaction processes aiming at creating knowledge. This exploratory research is constituted by five case studies, each of them being represented by a small Canadian software firm. Analysis draws

Martin Spraggon; Virginia Bodolica

2008-01-01

449

NASA Tech Briefs, March 1999. Volume 23, No. 3  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage sections on CAD/CAE/PDM, industrial controls and sections on electronic components systems, materials, software, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing/fabrication, physical sciences, book and reports, and a special section of Photonics Tech Briefs and a seconds special section of Rapid Product Development.

1999-01-01

450

75 FR 33505 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Teche Bayou, Morbihan, LA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...span bridge across Teche Bayou, mile 56.7, at Morbihan, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to jack and shim the bridge and to install a new roller wedge system. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for...

2010-06-14

451

Phys-Ma-Tech: Operating Strategies, Barriers, and Attitudes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PHYS-MA-TECH, a project involving five Illinois high schools in the integration of technology, science, and math, was successful because integration occurred in both academic content and instructional delivery. Administrative support and serious commitment to educational reform were also necessary. (JOW)

Scarborough, Jule Dee

1993-01-01

452

Online Classes See Cheating Go High-Tech  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Easy A's may be even easier to score these days, with the growing popularity of online courses. Tech-savvy students are finding ways to cheat that let them ace online courses with minimal effort, in ways that are difficult to detect. The issue of online cheating may rise in prominence, as more and more institutions embrace online courses, and as…

Young, Jeffrey R.

2012-01-01

453

Project Synopsis for High School/High Tech  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To help increase the diversity of workers at NASA centers it is necessary to provide students with disabilities the opportunities to explore careers in high technology. HIGH SCHOOL/HIGH TECH, an enrichment program, pioneered at Goddard Space Flight Center, successfully introduces students with disabilities to high tech careers. This community-based partnership serves as a model for three additional NASA sites-Ames Research Center, Johnson Space Flight Center, and Lewis Research Center. For a three year period beginning August 15, 1995, provide financial and technical support to a local agency in each NASA center area which serves persons with disabilities to enable a High School/High Tech program to develop and stand alone. Each project will develop a basis of cooperation with Ames, Johnson, and Lewis as well as a variety of community groups including the public schools, high tech employers, post-secondary education and training programs, rehabilitation agencies, and community economic development organizations. Throughout the startup period and thereafter, local youths with disabilities will have early exposure to professions in mathematics, science, and technology-related fields. This exposure will be multifaceted to insure adequate opportunity for realistic career exploration so these youths have an opportunity to test their interests and abilities. The exposure will be presented in the most supportive environment that is feasible.

1997-01-01

454

Virginia Tech Campaign to Count Gifts Made to Victims  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Virginia Tech has decided to count gifts to a memorial fund for victims of the April 16 shootings toward its goal of raising $1-billion in a capital campaign. Higher-education fund-raising experts agree that counting the memorial-fund contributions toward the total does not break common donation-reporting guidelines. Many big college fund-raising…

Strout, Erin

2007-01-01

455

Job Future's Bright for the Chefs of Muskingum Tech.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A two-year culinary arts program at Muskingum College (Zanesville, Ohio) prepares students for jobs in an emerging service-based economy. Students receive intensive classroom instruction and hands-on learning in a high-tech kitchen. Twenty-five full-time and 12 part-time students are completing their first year in the program. (LP)

Hoffman, Carl

1993-01-01

456

Network resources and international performance of high tech SMEs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to identify and examine the relationship between network resources and international performance of high tech small to medium-sized enterprises (HTSME) in the telecommunications industry in Ireland. The network resource construct for this paper comprises three dimensions: network human capital resources, network resource combination, and information sharing. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Empirical research was carried out using a

Breda Kenny; John Fahy

2011-01-01

457

An Alternative to Costly High Tech Contingency Plans.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At McGill University (Canada), rather than implement a costly, high-tech contingency and disaster recovery plan for information services, planners focused on risk assessment and avoidance for central and departmental information systems. Actions included better backups, less dependence on key individuals, and an institutional awareness campaign.…

Bates, John E.; And Others

1992-01-01

458

NASA Tech Briefs, October 1995. Volume 19, No. 10  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A special focus in this issue is Data acquisition and analysis. Topics covered include : Electronic Components and Circuits; Electronic Systems; Physical Sciences; Materials; Life Sciences; Mechanics; Machinery; Fabrication Technology; and Mathematics and Information Sciences. Also included in this issue are Laser Tech Briefs and Industry Focus: Motion Control/ Positioning Equipment

1995-01-01

459

KSC Tech Transfer News, Volume 5, No. 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Kennedy Tech Transfer News is the semiannual magazine of the Innovative Partnerships Program Office at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This magazine seeks to inform and educate cMI servant and Contractor personnel at Kennedy about actively participating in achieving NASA's technology transfer goals

Nichols, James D.

2013-01-01

460

Creating a Learning Community: eTech College of Wisconsin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an era of rapidly changing demands from students, taxpayers, and legislative leaders, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTC System) embarked on the development of a new online college to increase student access and save resources. The eTech College of Wisconsin represents a unique venture that requires collaboration and that shares…

Merrill, Nancy A.

2004-01-01

461

CareerTech VISION 2012--Transforming CTE Together  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the leader in career and technical education (CTE), the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) understands the ongoing challenges faced by the CTE community. That is why ACTE has created CareerTech VISION 2012, a bold and visionary event that addresses the evolving needs of the global society and meets all individual and…

Bray, Janet B.

2012-01-01

462

NASA Tech Briefs, July 1998. Volume 22, No. 7  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include: special coverage on graphics and simulation, electronic components and circuits, electronic systems, materials, a second special coverage on mechanical technology, machinery/automation, and a special section of electronics Tech Briefs. There is also a section devoted to the technology of the International Space Station.

1998-01-01

463

Prototypical Model for Estimating High Tech Navy Recruiting Markets.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis presents a method for identifying and analyzing the recruiting market for highly technical Navy ratings. A basic model estimates the eligibility for six market segments for four mental outcomes, (1) high tech, (2) high quality and not high tec...

H. J. Uslar

1991-01-01

464

BioMEMS Education at Louisiana Tech University  

Microsoft Academic Search

A course in BioMEMS was recently taught at the senior undergraduate and graduate level at Louisiana Tech University and the Institute for Micromanufacturing. The course focused on the basic principles and applications of MEMS technology in the area of biomedical microsystems. The course was well received and had an enrollment well above that expected. Student feedback and a review of

Bruce K. Gale

2002-01-01

465

SciTech Clubs for Girls. (Annual) technical report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since January 1992, 9 exhibits have been constructed by the SciTech Clubs for Girls, which involved 63 girls, ages 10 to 14. These exhibits are: Bubble Shapes by the St. Charles Cadette Girl Scout Troop No. 109; Density Games by the South Elgin Cadette Gi...

A. M. Nogal

1993-01-01

466

SciTech Clubs for Girls. [Annual] technical report  

SciTech Connect

Since January 1992, 9 exhibits have been constructed by the SciTech Clubs for Girls, which involved 63 girls, ages 10 to 14. These exhibits are: Bubble Shapes by the St. Charles Cadette Girl Scout Troop No. 109. Density Games by the South Elgin Cadette Girl Scout Troop No. 132. Electric Fleas by the Warrenville Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 305. Energy vs. Power by the Aurora Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 242. The Organ Pipe by the Bartlett Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 107. Ohm`s Law by the Geneva Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 401. What is Gravity by the Pilsen YMCA girls. Insulation at Work by the Algonquin Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 303. Series vs. Parallel by the Leland Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 50. The report is a description of each exhibit and the group that built the exhibit. Each group had a minimum of 10 hours of contact time at SciTech with the SciTech Clubs for Girls Program Coordinator. All mentors are female. Each exhibit building experience includes a trip to the hardware store to purchase supplies. After the exhibit is complete, the girls receive certificates of achievement and a SciTech Club Patch.

Nogal, A.M.

1993-02-01

467

CareerTech VISION 2012--What You Need to Succeed  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is gearing up once again for its annual convention, to be held November 28-December 1 in Atlanta, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The Association describes CareerTech VISION 2012 as "the most exciting CTE event of the year....This dynamic event features a new format that is focused on…

Tech Directions, 2012

2012-01-01

468

Law-Related Education Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1973, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education John C. Pittenger declared legal education a curriculum priority of the Department of Education. A major component of this curriculum development was the formation of the goals of legal education. The goals were formulated in terms of student competencies. This publication lists these competencies,…

Schell, Robert L.

469

Teachers' Goals regarding Social Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the enhancement of social competence of students in secondary education. In the literature two perspectives on social competence can be distinguished: an "educating for adulthood" perspective and an "educating for citizenship" perspective. From each perspective, goals are formulated for what education should be aimed at and…

Zwaans, Annemieke; ten Dam, Geert; Volman, Monique

2006-01-01

470

Social Competence: A Developmental Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Eisenberg, Nancy; Harris, Jerry D.

1984-01-01

471

Key Skills and Competencies. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains three papers on key skills and competencies and human resource development (HRD). "Career Related Competencies" (Marinka A.C.T. Kuijpers) reports findings from surveys completed by Dutch employees who identified these issues: self-reflection is more important than career control; age and gender influence attitude toward…

2002

472

Holistic Competence: Putting Judgements First  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beckett, David

2008-01-01

473

A Competency Based Certification System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Carroll County Competency Based Teacher Certification (CBTC) Project is a cooperative effort of the Carroll County School System and the School of Education, West Georgia College, intended to develop a plan for identifying and measuring teacher competency areas and related teacher behaviors, and the extent to which these teacher behaviors…

Coker, Homer; Coker, Joan G.

474

Workforce Readiness: Competencies and Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, which is intended for professionals in the assessment/evaluation/measurement, vocational and technical education, and educational psychology communities, contains 16 papers examining specifications of work force competencies and assessment of competencies. The following papers are included: "Review of Workforce Readiness Theoretical…

O'Neil, Harold F., Jr., Ed.

475

Competence: Commodification of Human Ability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Han, Soonghee

2008-01-01

476

Experience, Competence and Workplace Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to examine employees' conceptions of the meaning of experience in job-competence and its development in workplace context. The aim is to bring out the variety of conceptions related to experience, competence and workplace learning. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on interview data from six Finnish small and…

Paloniemi, Susanna

2006-01-01

477

Accounting. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

478

Assessing Competence in Pediatric Cardiology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Apul E.; And Others

1976-01-01

479

Competency Clusters in Home Economics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article reports a study of 182 competencies in the areas of food production and child care previously identified. Recommendations for training programs are made on the basis of competencies needed in welfare, voluntary, and health agencies. This study was completed as part of a graduate program. (JK)

Beavers, Irene; Ruehr, Evelyn

1970-01-01

480

Computer Competencies for Reading Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for teachers seeking computer training or persons responsible for such training, this paper presents a list of computer competencies for reading teachers. The first section of the paper lists the beginning level competencies, which require very little computer knowledge and are sufficient for using instructional software in reading…

Neufeld, Karen

481

Social competence: an evolutionary approach.  

PubMed

'Social competence' refers to the ability of an individual to optimise its social behaviour depending on available social information. Although such ability will enhance social interactions and thus raise Darwinian fitness, its evolutionary and ecological significance has been largely ignored. Social competence is based on behavioural flexibility. We propose that the study of social competence requires an integrative approach that aims to understand how the brain translates social information into flexible behavioural responses, how flexibility might be constrained by the developmental history of an individual or by trade-offs with other (ecological) competences, and how social plasticity feeds back on fitness. Finally we propose a hypothesis of how social competence can become a driver of social evolution. PMID:23040461

Taborsky, Barbara; Oliveira, Rui F

2012-12-01

482

Constructivism in cultural competence education.  

PubMed

A graduate course on cultural diversity, based in constructivist theory and structured on the Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services model, was developed and taught through classroom and online methods. The following research questions were explored: 1) Can an educational experience, built on constructivist learning theory tenets, change students' perceptions, attitudes, knowledge, and skills in the area of cultural competence? 2) Does the delivery method, online or traditional classroom, influence the degree of change? The study used a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest control group design using the Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among healthcare Professionals Revised. Findings showed significant changes (p<0.001) in cultural competence scores and subscores for all learners with both teaching modalities based on interval scale and in categories of cultural knowledge, skills, desire, and overall competence based on a nominal scale. The untaught construct of cultural desire showed the most significant improvement. PMID:20143755

Hunter, Jennifer L; Krantz, Steven

2010-04-01

483

Psychotherapy competencies: development and implementation.  

PubMed

New requirements by the Psychiatry Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education maintain that residents must be competent in five specified psychotherapies. This shift toward evidence-based education and assessment highlights psychotherapy as an integral part of a psychiatrist's training and identity, while introducing accountability of training programs, faculty, and individual residents. Training directors must now find the resources in faculty, patients, and residency teaching time to teach, supervise and assess residents so they graduate with competency. The American Association of Directors of Residency Training (AADPRT) appointed a Task Force on Competency to assist training directors with the new requirements. The Task Force, through the establishment of five workgroups, has written sample competencies for each required psychotherapy: brief, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, supportive and combined psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. In this article, the authors describe the historical context of the new requirements, and the goals, process and issues that arose in the development of the sample competencies. PMID:12969837

Mellman, Lisa A; Beresin, Eugene

2003-01-01

484

Testing Communicative Competence: Problems and Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Courchene, Robert J.; De Bagheera, Jean Ivan

1981-01-01

485

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Provost, Alden M.

2002-01-01

486

Competing on talent analytics.  

PubMed

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

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

2010-10-01

487

p16 INK4A and Ki67 immunostaining on cell blocks from residual ThinPrep material is helpful in identifying significant preneoplastic cervical lesions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cell blocks can be prepared from residual ThinPrep material, and immunohistochemical staining can be used. The objectives of the current study were (1) to investigate the role of cell block preparation in identifying significant preneoplastic cervical lesions; and (2) to assess the diagnostic value of p16INK4A and Ki-67 immunostaining on cell blocks to identify significant preneoplastic cervical lesions.Samples from residual

Huiqiong Bao; Yilin Wu

2011-01-01

488

Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Its Impact on HIV1 Transmission in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundMathematical modelers have given little attention to the question of how pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) may impact on a generalized national HIV epidemic and its cost-effectiveness, in the context of control strategies such as condom use promotion and expanding ART programs.Methodology\\/Principal FindingsWe use an age- and gender-structured model of the generalized HIV epidemic in South Africa to investigate the potential impact

Carel Pretorius; John Stover; Lori Bollinger; Nicolas Bacaër; Brian Williams

2010-01-01

489

Morphological Features of Cell Blocks Prepared from Residual Liqui-PREP Samples Can Distinguish between High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions and Squamous Cell Carcinomas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic value and compare morphological features of cell block sections of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). Study Design: A total of 135 cell blocks were prepared from residual Liqui-PREP samples. Of these, 43 biopsy-confirmed cases (24 HSIL and 19 SCC) were reviewed. Morphological features determined included cell clusters, epithelial-stromal interface, stromal

Qingzhu Wei; Jianghuan Liu; Zhixiong Zhang; Qiao Yang; Tong Zhao

2011-01-01

490

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by species of Penicillium and Aspergillus and is toxic to a wide range of organisms, including humans and livestock. To produce large amount of pure patulin for research purposes, high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) and preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC) were applied to the purification of patulin. Apple juice was inoculated with P. expansum and containing

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

2009-01-01

491

Competencies: Alternative frameworks for competitive advantage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Competencies in organizations can be broadly classified as employee-level and organizational-level. Since organizational-level competencies are embedded in employee-level competencies, the identification of the latter is important for organizations interested in using competencies to achieve competitive advantage. In this paper, we present a model of employee competencies as a means to organizational competitiveness and discuss various frameworks for identifying employee competencies.

Robert L. Cardy; T. T. Selvarajan

2006-01-01

492

Feigning in adjudicative competence evaluations.  

PubMed

Competence to stand trial (adjudicative competence) is the most requested forensic psychiatric evaluation, with an estimated 60,000 referrals annually. The challenge of detecting feigned incompetence has not been systematically studied until the past decade. Estimates of feigned adjudicative incompetence vary from 8 to 21%. This article reviews techniques for detecting malingered psychosis and malingered cognitive impairment during competence evaluations. Specific techniques for assessing feigned adjudicative incompetence and estimating the malingerer's genuine abilities are discussed. A stepwise approach to suspected feigned adjudicative incompetence is proffered. PMID:20687120

Soliman, Sherif; Resnick, Phillip J

2010-01-01

493

Evaluation of a new preparative supercritical fluid chromatography system for compound library purification: the TharSFC SFC-MS Prep-100 system.  

PubMed

Preparative HPLC-MS is often the method of choice for purification of small amounts (<100mg) of diverse new molecules, such as compound libraries for drug discovery. The method is robust, well proven, and widely applicable. In contrast, preparative supercritical fluid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (SFC-MS) has seen only slow acceptance for the same application--despite some potential scientific and economic advantages. One of the reasons for slow adoption of SFC-MS is the lack of well-proven, robust, and commercially available instrumentation. In early 2009, TharSFC (a Waters Company, Pittsburgh, PA) introduced a new fully integrated system for preparative SFC-MS: The SFC-MS Prep-100. We report herein an objective evaluation of the SFC-MS Prep-100, including tests for pump and autosampler performance, sample recovery, sample carryover, fraction triggering, detector/fraction collector synchronization, and overall robustness. Our results suggest that the SFC-MS Prep-100 represents a significant advance over previous generation instrumentation. PMID:21609708

Ebinger, Katalin; Weller, Harold N; Kiplinger, Jeffrey; Lefebvre, Paul

2011-06-01

494

Cultural Competency Assessment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Bielefeldt, Angela

2009-09-28

495

Identification of Company Command Competencies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Company command currently has responsibilities that were once at the battalion or brigade command level, but now have been pushed down to the company level. This research identified 35 company command competencies required for successful performance in th...

D. Forrest, H. M. Wolters, K. O. Moriarty, L. A. Ford, M. J. Cullen

2013-01-01

496

Family Constellation and Interpersonal Competence.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The impact of being an only child compared with having siblings (older, younger, or both; same or opposite sex) upon interpersonal competence and interpersonal orientation in late adolescence was determined. There were no significant effects of family siz...

N. J. Bell

1984-01-01

497

Can Power from Space Compete?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Discussion Paper was posted at the Resources for the future (RFF) Website during March 2000. "Can Power from Space Compete?" by Molly K. Macauley and others, describes the potential role of satellite solar power technology.

Darmstadter, Joel.; Fini, John N.; Greenberg, Joel S.; Macauley, Molly K.; Maulbetsch, John S.; Schaal, A. M.

2000-01-01

498

Capturing the real value in high-tech acquisitions.  

PubMed

Eager to stay ahead of fast-changing markets, more and more high-tech companies are going outside for competitive advantage. Last year in the United States alone, there were 5,000 high-tech acquisitions, but many of them yielded disappointing results. The reason, the authors contend, is that most managers have a shortsighted view of strategic acquisitions--they focus on the specific products or market share. That focus might make sense in some industries, where those assets can confer substantial advantages, but in high tech, full-fledged technological capabilities--tied to skilled people--are the key to long-term success. Instead of simply following the "buzz," successful acquires systematically assess their own capability needs. They create product road maps to identify holes in their product line. While the business group determines if it can do the work in-house, the business development office scouts for opportunities to buy it. Once business development locates a candidate, it conducts an expanded due diligence, which goes beyond strategic, financial, and legal checks. Successful acquires are focused on long-term capabilities, so they make sure that the target's products reflect a real expertise. They also look to see if key people would be comfortable in the new environment and if they have incentives to stay on board. The final stage of a successful acquisition focuses on retaining the new people--making sure their transition goes smoothly and their energies stay focused. Acquisitions can cause great uncertainty, and skilled people can always go elsewhere. In short, the authors argue, high-tech acquisitions need a new orientation around people, not products. PMID:10621263

Chaudhuri, S; Tabrizi, B

1999-01-01

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Online Learning Systems: Highlights of the TechCast Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growth of Internet capabilities allows the creation of “online knowledge–gathering\\/research systems” or “online learning\\u000a systems” using collective intelligence and Delphi methods. The TechCast Project is used as an example, illustrating how pooling\\u000a the knowledge of 100 experts worldwide creates a “virtual think tank for tracking the technology revolution.” Online Research\\/Learning\\u000a Systems offer powerful new capabilities for gathering knowledge in

William E. Halal

2010-01-01

500

INITIAL HIGH-TECH DEMONSTRATION RESULTS OF TS1 MICROSATELLITE  

Microsoft Academic Search

TS-1 micro-satellite, the primary goal of which is to demonstrate several new micro- satellite technologies, was launched on April 18th 2004 and has performed successfully with in-flight performances exceeding expectations. This paper describes the key tech- nologies of TS-1 micro-satellite, such as integrated design and manufacturing technologies, onboard automated planning and scheduling, attitude acquisition with magnetic torquers and reaction wheels,

Xibin Cao; Shijie Zhang