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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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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…

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…

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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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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Adult Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schaad, Donna

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Adult Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schaad, Donna

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Tech-Prep in Wisconsin.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This special issue includes 14 articles on tech prep in Wisconsin, including a definition of tech prep and its implementation in a rural community; issues surrounding tech prep and why business and industry support it; the next level of articulation that must be reached; recommendations for implementing occupational options; and the dual credit…

Grover, Herbert J.; And Others

1991-01-01

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The Principal's Role in Implementing Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marlett, James M.

1993-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hull, Dan

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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 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 Implementation and Preliminary Student Outcomes for Eight Local Tech Prep Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The implementation and student outcomes of Tech Prep were examined in a study of eight consortia that represented a range of Tech Prep models and approaches in urban, suburban, and rural locations across the United States. Data were collected from the following sources: field visits; follow-up survey of Tech Prep participants and nonparticipants;…

Bragg, Debra D.; Dare, Donna E.; Reger, W. M., IV; Ovaice, Ghazala; Zamani, Eboni M.; Layton, James D.; Dornsife, Carolyn J.; Vallee, Manuel; Brown, Carrie H.; Orr, Margaret Terry

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Tech Prep. Trends and Issues Alerts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Tech prep is an educational initiative that promotes increased cooperation between local educational agencies and postsecondary institutions. Its intent is to improve the quality of instruction and employment potential of students, particularly those enrolled in general or vocational education. Tech prep's strength lies in the partnership…

Lankard, Bettina A.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Planning a Tech Prep Program in Hospitality. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A project conducted to establish tech prep articulation training agreements between City Colleges of Chicago and several public secondary schools is described in this report. Project activities were as follows: (1) developed a handbook to define the tech prep experience and guide committee members on how tech prep can be a valuable asset to…

Chicago City Colleges, IL. Chicago City-Wide Coll.

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Tech Prep Program. FY 92 Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chicago City Colleges, IL. Malcolm X Coll.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hensley, Oliver D., Ed.; And Others

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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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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 Leadership Summit: A Conference Report (Chicago, Illinois, June 22-23, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents outcomes of deliberations at the Tech Prep Leadership Summit on a "national vision" for tech prep. Following an introduction, Section 2 represents the consensus reached at the summit. Discussion of the purpose of tech prep focuses on the mission statement and goals of the Tech Prep Act. The discussion of program outcomes…

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1997-01-01

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A Third-Year Assessment of Tech Prep in Washington State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1995-96 evaluation of tech prep in Washington consisted of the following activities: an analysis of survey data collected from all 22 tech prep consortia in the state, case studies of 7 tech prep consortia, and an analysis of student survey data collected from more than 2,000 students in 4 high schools in the 7 consortia. The study found that…

Owens, Thomas R.

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Marketing Tech Prep. Even the Best Concepts Don't Always Sell Themselves.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An excerpt from the book "Tech Prep Marketing Guide" delves into the myriad reasons for aggressively promoting tech prep to parents, employers, students, counselors, and other educators. It includes a discussion of the marketing plan and the benefits of tech prep. (JOW)|

Williamson, Patty

1994-01-01

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PACE Model Tech Prep Education Project. Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effectiveness of the Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE) model tech prep initiative was evaluated in a 2-year study conducted by the Academy for Educational Development. Information for the evaluation was collected through site visits to 13 of the 20 secondary schools (9 high schools and 4 career centers) in the 3 counties…

Bucci, Paul; Lee, John B.

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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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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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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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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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Comprehensive Vocational and Applied Technology Program. Seattle Tech Prep.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Seattle Community Coll. District, Washington.

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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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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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Tech Prep Articulation: Making It Work.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), established as a result of the America 2000 strategy proposed by President Bush in 1991, stressed the importance of helping all students develop competence in the following areas: resources, interpersonal, information, systems, and technology. The three-part foundation identified…

Isbell, Clinton H.; Lovedahl, Gerald G.

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Med-Tech Program. Tech Prep Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chicago Public Schools, IL.

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Texas Tech Prep Environmental Scan of Partner Opinions: An Assessment of Effectiveness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Tech Prep is a federal education initiative funded by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act initially authorized in 1990 then reauthorized in 1998. Texas HB 2401 subsequently established the parameters for the operation of Tech Prep in Texas. Texas has 26 regional consortia that coordinate the delivery of services between…

Waller, Sharon Kay; Waller, Lee "Rusty"

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Frenkel, Michael W.; Brodsky, Stanley M.

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Tech Prep Career Programs: A Practical Guide to Preparing Students for High-Tech, High-Skill, High-Wage Opportunities. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, written to help educators with little or no experience in tech prep, presents a step-by-step process showing how to plan, develop, and implement a tech prep program. It shows how schools can work collaboratively with businesses to organize programs that give students the core, technical, and specialty skills and proficiencies they need.…

Fagan, Carol; Lumley, Dan

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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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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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Iowa's Tech Prep Model: Issues/Model Components/"Patterns of Evidence." Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed by the Iowa Department of Education, North Iowa Area Community College, and Hawkeye Community College (Iowa), this booklet presents the tech prep model for articulation efforts among all educational entities, business, industry, labor, and communities in Iowa. Following a list of committee members working on the model and graphs of the…

North Iowa Area Community Coll., Mason City.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Joliet Junior Coll., IL.

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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…

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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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.

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gayton, Carver; Parnell, Dale

1996-01-01

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ohio Biotechnology Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob; Boudreau, Joyce

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Ohio Biotechnology Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob; Boudreau, Joyce

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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…

Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob

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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

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Automotive Technologies. State Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.

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Horticulture-Agriculture Technologies. State Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document, which lists the horticultural-agricultural technologies competencies identified by representatives from business, industry, and labor as well as educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from secondary through post-secondary…

Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.

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E-Commerce Marketing State Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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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

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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.

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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

77

Ohio Medical Office Management. 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 medical office management. The first part of the technical competency profile (TCP) contains the following items: an explanation of the purpose and scope of Ohio's TCPs; college tech prep program standards; an overview…

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

78

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

79

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.

80

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

81

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

82

Firms’ genetic characteristics and competence-enlarging strategies: A comparison between academic and non-academic high-tech start-ups  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues that academic high-tech start-ups exhibit peculiar “genetic characteristics” that leave an enduring imprint on firm development. We formulate a series of hypotheses on the effects of such genetic characteristics on the post-entry strategies that academic high-tech start-ups adopt to enlarge their initial competence endowments. In the empirical section, we use matched-pair statistical techniques and run several regressions

Massimo G. Colombo; Evila Piva

2012-01-01

83

Career and Tech Prep. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As was the case when career education programs were begun during the end of the 19th century, business still want students trained to be successful in the world of work. Initially career type programs were established to provide a venue for students who were most likely not college bound, yet would leave high school with viable skills to meet the…

Walker, Karen

2005-01-01

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mansnerus, Laura; And Others

1994-01-01

85

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

86

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Seattle Community Coll. District, Washington.

87

Student Participation in Academic Governance. PREP-15.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|PREP-15, a review and annotated bibliography, focuses on the topic of "Student Participation in Academic Governance." A related document compiled by the authors at the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education is ED 038 786. This is the first PREP presentation of material from an ERIC Clearinghouse product and it is anticipated that similar products…

Robinson, Lora H.; Shoenfeld, Janet D.

88

The PREP Program at Monterey Peninsula College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is an informal account of the establishment and operation of a U.S. Army Predischarge Education Program (PREP) in which Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) aided a junior college in providing high school graduates with significant preparation for college work. PREP is designed for servicemen and women soon to be discharged,…

Bialek, Hilton M.

89

The homeodomain transcription factor Prep1 (pKnox1) is required for hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell activity.  

PubMed

Most of the hypomorphic Prep1(i/i) embryos (expressing 3-10% of the Prep1 protein), die between E17.5 and P0, with profound anemia, eye malformations and angiogenic anomalies [Ferretti, E., Villaescusa, J.C., Di Rosa, P., Fernandez-Diaz, L.-C., Longobardi, E., Mazzieri, R., Miccio, A., Micali, N., Selleri, L., Ferrari G., Blasi, F. (2006). Hypomorphic mutation of the TALE gene Prep1 (pKnox1) causes a major reduction of Pbx and Meis proteins and a pleiotropic embryonic phenotype. Mol. Cell. Biol. 26, 5650-5662]. We now report on the hematopoietic phenotype of these embryos. Prep1(i/i) fetal livers (FL) are hypoplastic, produce less common myeloid progenitors colonies (CFU-GEMM) in cytokine-supplemented methylcellulose and have an increased number of B-cells precursors that differentiate poorly. Prep1(i/i) FL is able to protect lethally irradiated mice only at high cell doses but the few protected mice show major anomalies in all hematopoietic lineages in both bone marrow (BM) and peripheral organs. Prep1(i/i) FL cells compete inefficiently with wild type bone marrow in competitive repopulation experiments, suggesting that the major defect lies in long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells (LTR-HSC). Indeed, wt embryonic expression of Prep1 in the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) region, fetal liver (FL), cKit(+)Sca1(+)Lin(-)AA4.1(+) (KSLA) cells and B-lymphocytes precursors agrees with the observed phenotype. We therefore conclude that Prep1 is required for a correct and complete hematopoiesis. PMID:17904118

Di Rosa, Patrizia; Villaescusa, J Carlos; Longobardi, Elena; Iotti, Giorgio; Ferretti, Elisabetta; Diaz, Victor M; Miccio, Annarita; Ferrari, Giuliana; Blasi, Francesco

2007-08-24

90

Competing institutional trajectories in organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our paper is based on an ethnographic approach. One of the authors has conducted an ethnographic study at TechCo, a multinational aeronautic company, during 4 months. Following the actors, actants and allies at TechCo, we will show that two institutional trajectories compete for controlling the organization. Financial and technical rationales confront each other in order to control TechCo. Those two

Jérémy Morales; Anne Pezet

91

High-tech industries and competitive advantage in emerging markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with the issue of competitive advantage among high-tech industries in emerging markets. It is argued that, for high-tech multi-national companies (MNCs) competing in emerging markets, technology leadership generates some very important competitive advantage that past research has not studied sufficiently. Data from 408 foreign-funded firms competing in China's telecommunications equipment industry provides convincing evidence supporting this argument.

Ji Li; Kevin Lam; Gongming Qian

1999-01-01

92

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

93

Grade Repetition in Queensland State Prep Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anderson, Robyn

2012-01-01

94

Characterization of PREP2, a paralog of PREP1, which defines a novel sub-family of the MEINOX TALE homeodomain transcription factors  

PubMed Central

TALE (three amino acid loop extension) homeodomain proteins include the PBC and the MEINOX sub-families. MEINOX proteins form heterodimer complexes with PBC proteins. Heterodimerization is crucial to DNA binding and for nuclear localization. PBC–MEINOX heterodimers bind DNA also in combination with HOX proteins, thereby modulating their DNA-binding specificity. TALE proteins therefore play crucial roles in multiple developmental and differentiation pathways in vivo. We report the identification and characterization of a novel human gene homologous to PREP1, called PREP2. Sequence comparisons indicate that PREP1 and PREP2 define a novel sub-family of MEINOX proteins, distinct from the MEIS sub-family. PREP2 is expressed in a variety of human adult tissues and displays a more restricted expression pattern than PREP1. PREP2 is capable of heterodimerizing with PBC proteins. Heterodimerization with PBX1 appears to be essential for nuclear localization of both PREP2 and PBX1. A comparison between the functional properties of PREP1 and PREP2 reveals that PREP2–PBX display a faster DNA-dissociation rate than PREP1–PBX heterodimers, suggesting different roles in controlling gene expression. Like PREP1, PREP2–PBX heterodimers are capable of forming ternary complexes with HOXB1. The analysis of some PREP2 in vitro properties suggests a functional diversification among PREP and between PREP and MEIS MEINOX proteins.

Fognani, C.; Kilstrup-Nielsen, C.; Berthelsen, J.; Ferretti, E.; Zappavigna, V.; Blasi, F.

2002-01-01

95

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.

96

PREP: present requirements for nurses and future possibilities.  

PubMed

All nurses know the requirements for PREP, with its practice, continuing professional development and re-registration standards. However, the system relies on nurses' honesty in completing their PREP record and does not assess a person's fitness to practice as a nurse. Would a system such as the medical re-accreditation process be more appropriate? PMID:12029893

Teasdale, K

2001-11-01

97

Differences in intraoperative prep solutions: a retrospective chart review.  

PubMed

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common type of health care-associated infection in surgical patients. We wanted to identify which intraoperative prep solution used in our health network for adult open abdominal surgical procedures resulted in the lowest incidence of SSI 30 days after surgery. In addition, we wanted to know specifically how parachoroxylenol compared with chlorhexidine gluconate, povidone-iodine, and 0.7% iodine and 74% isopropyl alcohol as an intraoperative prep solution. We conducted a retrospective medical record review of 162 consecutive patients ages 18 years and older who had undergone elective open abdominal procedures from December 2008 to December 2010 at four acute care community hospitals within an integrated, tertiary health network in the southeastern United States. No SSIs occurred after procedures in which parachoroxylenol intraoperative prep solution was used (n = 71), whereas five SSIs occurred after procedures in which other prep solutions (ie, chlorhexidine gluconate [no SSIs], povidone-iodine [two SSIs], and 0.7% iodine and 74% isopropyl alcohol [three SSIs]) were used (n = 91). A chi-square test indicated a significant difference in the incidence of SSIs among patients prepped with parachoroxylenol intraoperative prep solution compared to patients prepped with the other solutions. PMID:23622828

Zinn, Jennifer; Jenkins, Jeanne B; Harrelson, Beverly; Wrenn, Cynthia; Haynes, Elisa; Small, Nicole

2013-05-01

98

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.

99

TechKnow Times  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1996-01-01

100

A comparison of modified MonoPrep2™ of liquid-based cytology with ThinPrep® Pap test  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a modified MonoPrep2™ (MP) of liquid-based cytology (LBC) to search for a less expensive alternative technique usable for screening of cervical cancers.Study design. Cervicovaginal direct-to-vial samples from 1218 consecutive patients were processed with the modified MP technique and the results were compared with those of currently popular ThinPrep® Pap test (TP)

Jong-Hee Nam; Hyung-Seok Kim; Ji-Shin Lee; Ho-Sun Choi; Kyung-Whan Min; Chang-Soo Park

2004-01-01

101

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.

103

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

104

Prep Robotics Teams Unveil their 2011 Creations  

NASA Website

Lancaster High Eagle Robotics team member Raidi Maida shows off features of the team's robot that will compete in the 2011 FIRST robotics games this spring to NASA Dryden Flight Research Center deputy director Patrick Stoliker during rollout ...

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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.

106

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.

107

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.

108

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…

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

109

Plastics Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains 16 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of plastics 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.

110

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…

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

111

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.

112

Plastics Technician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 16 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of plastics 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.

113

A novel mitochondrial and chloroplast peptidasome, PreP.  

PubMed

A novel mitochondrial and chloroplast peptidasome, the Presequence Protease (PreP) degrades organellar targeting peptides as well as other unstructured peptides up to 65 amino acid residues in length. PreP belongs to the pitrilysin oligopeptidase family (M16C) containing an inverted zinc-binding motif. The crystal structure of Arabidopsis thaliana PreP, AtPreP, refined at 2.1 Å, revealed a novel mechanism of proteolysis in which two halves of the enzyme connected by a hinge region enclose a large catalytic chamber opening and closing in response to peptide binding. Double knock-out mutant of AtPreP1 and AtPreP2 results in a severe phenotype, including decreased size and growth rate, chlorosis and organellar abnormalities, such as altered chloroplast starch content, partial loss of the integrity of the inner mitochondrial membrane and reduced mitochondrial respiration. PreP homologues are also present in yeast and humans. Interestingly, human PreP has been associated with Alzheimer's disease as it is responsible for degradation of amyloid-? peptide in brain mitochondria. PMID:21995547

Kmiec, Beata; Glaser, Elzbieta

2011-11-21

114

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

115

Watson Announces Important Action Related to Nationwide Recall of Triad Alcohol Prep Products Included in Products  

NASA Website

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), announced today the market recall of alcohol prep pads manufactured by Triad Group which is a component of a convenience kit that is distributed with its products. Triad Group is recalling the alcohol prep ...

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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

117

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

118

Tech Apprentice Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-10-16

119

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

120

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

121

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

122

Ten Top Tech Trends  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McLester, Susan

2008-01-01

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Prep1 Controls Insulin Glucoregulatory Function in Liver by Transcriptional Targeting of SHP1 Tyrosine Phosphatase  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE We investigated the function of the Prep1 gene in insulin-dependent glucose homeostasis in liver. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Prep1 action on insulin glucoregulatory function has been analyzed in liver of Prep1-hypomorphic mice (Prep1i/i), which express 2–3% of Prep1 mRNA. RESULTS Based on euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp studies and measurement of glycogen content, livers from Prep1i/i mice feature increased sensitivity to insulin. Tyrosine phosphorylation of both insulin receptor (IR) and insulin receptor substrate (IRS)1/2 was significantly enhanced in Prep1i/i livers accompanied by a specific downregulation of the SYP and SHP1 tyrosine phosphatases. Prep1 overexpression in HepG2 liver cells upregulated SYP and SHP1 and inhibited insulin-induced IR and IRS1/2 phosphorylation and was accompanied by reduced glycogen content. Consistently, overexpression of the Prep1 partner Pbx1, but not of p160MBP, mimicked Prep1 effects on tyrosine phosphorylations, glycogen content, and on SYP and SHP1 expression. In Prep1 overexpressing cells, antisense silencing of SHP1, but not that of SYP, rescued insulin-dependent IR phosphorylation and glycogen accumulation. Both Prep1 and Pbx1 bind SHP1 promoter at a site located between nucleotides ?2,113 and ?1,778. This fragment features enhancer activity and induces luciferase function by 7-, 6-, and 30-fold, respectively, in response to Prep1, Pbx1, or both. CONCLUSIONS SHP1, a known silencer of insulin signal, is a transcriptional target of Prep1. In liver, transcriptional activation of SHP1 gene by Prep1 attenuates insulin signal transduction and reduces glucose storage.

Oriente, Francesco; Iovino, Salvatore; Cabaro, Serena; Cassese, Angela; Longobardi, Elena; Miele, Claudia; Ungaro, Paola; Formisano, Pietro; Blasi, Francesco; Beguinot, Francesco

2011-01-01

124

SpaceTech—Postgraduate space education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-07-01

125

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

126

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

127

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

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

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

128

HOST33-PREP3D Programmer/User Guide.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document describes program HOST33-PREP3D, which maps a subset of an APPLE-formatted Applicon AGS/884 PWB drawing file into an APPLE-formatted Applicon AGS/874 drawing file, which may be further processed to produce a GERBER plot of the printed wiring...

J. E. Malloch

1980-01-01

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Georgia Tech: Microelectronics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the Microelectronics Research Center of Georgia Tech is "to facilitate research on a variety of new materials, device structures, and micro-electromechanical systems." The group has established a silicon CMOS processing baseline and a procedure for equipment and processing training, which it calls the Platform. The Center makes the Platform available to the Georgia Tech community and to other research communities worldwide. The components of the Platform, which include baselines, research, people, training and services, are described on this website. The Documents section includes information on the equipment as well as recipes and seminar notes, which are free to download. Some sections of the website are only accessible to group members.

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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

131

Chem Tech & Physics Tech: The Integration of Science and Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two high school courses, "Chemistry of Technology (Chem Tech)" and "Physics of Technology (Physics Tech)," that emphasize multidisciplinary learning through applicative, hands-on activities. Provides course descriptions, lists the advantages of using a unified science-technology model, and discusses limitations of using this model. (PR)|

Gauger, Robert

1992-01-01

132

Acceptability of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention strategy: Barriers and facilitators to PrEP uptake among at-risk Peruvian populations  

PubMed Central

This study examined Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) acceptability among female sex workers, male-to-female transgendered persons, and men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru. Focus groups explored social issues associated with PrEP acceptability and conjoint analysis assessed preferences among eight hypothetical PrEP scenarios with varying attribute profiles and their relative impact on acceptability. Conjoint analysis revealed that PrEP acceptability ranged from 19.8 to 82.5 out of a possible score of 100 across the eight hypothetical PrEP scenarios. Out-of-pocket cost had the greatest impact on PrEP acceptability (25.2, p <0.001), followed by efficacy (21.4, p <0.001) and potential side effects (14.7, p <0.001). Focus group data supported these findings, and also revealed that potential sexual risk disinhibition, stigma and discrimination associated with PrEP use, and mistrust of health care professionals were also concerns. These issues will require careful attention when planning for PrEP roll-out if proven efficacious in ongoing clinical trials.

Galea, Jerome T.; Kinsler, Janni J.; Salazar, Ximena; Lee, Sung-Jae; Giron, Maziel; Sayles, Jennifer N.; Caceres, Carlos; Cunningham, William E.

2010-01-01

133

Instructional and Organizational Effectiveness in Selected PREPS-Identified Value Added and PREPS-Identified Value Subtracted Elementary Schools in Mississippi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the perceptions of principals, teachers, and support staff at 3 PREPS-identified value added and three PREPS-identified value subtracted elementary schools in Mississippi to determine if there were "effective schools" practices in the areas of instructional and organizational systems that were unique to either group. The…

Henderson, Jimmy Dale

2011-01-01

134

NativeTech  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Native Tech is an internet resource providing historical and contemporary information, including how-to's and references on indigenous ethno-technology and arts of Eastern Woodland Indian Peoples. The non-profit organization is "dedicated to removing the term primitive from discussions of Indian artifacts." Articles address topics such as Beads & Beadwork, Metalwork, Stonework and Tools, and features on games and toys, recipes, poetry and a Virtual Woodland Tour. Other features include internet links, discussion forums, Tribal News updates and information on upcoming events.

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Dendrology at Virginia Tech  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This home page for the Dendrology program at Virginia Tech is a great resource for those interested in woody plants. In addition to the set of fact sheets on over 450 tree species and fall color photos for many species, the site hosts two useful identification keys. The Leaf Key and Twig Key allow users to identify a tree by viewing online photos and statements, and clicking on the choice that most resembles the tree to be identified. When the suspected genus or species is identified, more photos and descriptions are provided to help ensure that the identification is correct.

2008-06-09

136

PrepMS: TOF MS data graphical preprocessing tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: We introduce a simple-to-use graphical tool that enables researchers to easily prepare time-of-flight mass spectrometry data for analysis. For ease of use, the graphical executable provides default parameter settings experimentally determined to work well in most situations. These values can be changed by the user if desired. PrepMS is a stand-alone application made freely available (open source), and is

Yuliya V. Karpievitch; Elizabeth G. Hill; Adam J. Smolka; Jeffrey S. Morris; Kevin R. Coombes; Keith A. Baggerly; Jonas S. Almeida

2007-01-01

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Implications of HIV PrEP Trials Results  

PubMed Central

Abstract Six randomized clinical trials have been implemented to examine the efficacy of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and/or TDF/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) as preexposure prophylaxis for HIV-1 infection (PrEP). Although largely complementary, the six trials have many similar features. As the earliest results become available, an urgent question may arise regarding whether changes should be made in the conduct of the other trials. To consider this in advance, a Consultation on the Implications of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Trials Results sponsored by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was held on January 29, 2010, at the Natcher Conference Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD. Participants included basic scientists, clinical researchers (including investigators performing the current PrEP trials), and representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the agencies sponsoring the trials: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the BMGF, and the U.S. NIH. We report here a summary of the presentations and highlights of salient discussion topics from this workshop.

Anton, Peter; Fletcher, Courtney V.; DeGruttola, Victor; McGowan, Ian; Becker, Stephen; Zwerski, Sheryl; Burns, David

2011-01-01

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Implications of HIV PrEP trials results.  

PubMed

Abstract Six randomized clinical trials have been implemented to examine the efficacy of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and/or TDF/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) as preexposure prophylaxis for HIV-1 infection (PrEP). Although largely complementary, the six trials have many similar features. As the earliest results become available, an urgent question may arise regarding whether changes should be made in the conduct of the other trials. To consider this in advance, a Consultation on the Implications of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Trials Results sponsored by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was held on January 29, 2010, at the Natcher Conference Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD. Participants included basic scientists, clinical researchers (including investigators performing the current PrEP trials), and representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the agencies sponsoring the trials: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the BMGF, and the U.S. NIH. We report here a summary of the presentations and highlights of salient discussion topics from this workshop. PMID:20969483

Veronese, Fulvia; Anton, Peter; Fletcher, Courtney V; DeGruttola, Victor; McGowan, Ian; Becker, Stephen; Zwerski, Sheryl; Burns, David

2010-12-12

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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

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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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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

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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

143

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…

Informed Decision Services, Englewood, NJ.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lautzenheiser, Daniel; Kelly, Andrew P.

2013-01-01

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Cytoplasmic Prep1 Interacts with 4EHP Inhibiting Hoxb4 Translation  

PubMed Central

Background Homeobox genes are essential for embryonic patterning and cell fate determination. They are regulated mostly at the transcriptional level. In particular, Prep1 regulates Hox transcription in association with Pbx proteins. Despite its nuclear role as a transcription factor, Prep1 is located in the cytosol of mouse oocytes from primary to antral follicles. The homeodomain factor Bicoid (Bcd) has been shown to interact with 4EHP (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E homolog protein) to repress translation of Caudal mRNA and to drive Drosophila embryo development. Interestingly, Prep1 contains a putative binding motif for 4EHP, which may reflect a novel unknown function. Methodology/Principal Findings In this paper we show by confocal microscopy and deconvolution analysis that Prep1 and 4EHP co-localize in the cytosol of growing mouse oocytes, demonstrating their interaction by co-immunoprecipitation and pull-down experiments. A functional 4EHP-binding motif present in Prep1 has been also identified by mutagenesis analysis. Moreover, Prep1 inhibits (>95%) the in vitro translation of a luciferase reporter mRNA fused to the Hoxb4 3?UTR, in the presence of 4EHP. RNA electrophoretic mobility shift assay was used to demonstrate that Prep1 binds the Hoxb4 3?UTR. Furthermore, conventional histology and immunohistochemistry has shown a dramatic oocyte growth failure in hypomorphic mouse Prep1i/i females, accompanied by an increased production of Hoxb4. Finally, Hoxb4 overexpression in mouse zygotes showed a slow in vitro development effect. Conclusions Prep1 has a novel cytoplasmic, 4EHP-dependent, function in the regulation of translation. Mechanistically, the Prep1-4EHP interaction might bridge the 3?UTR of Hoxb4 mRNA to the 5? cap structure. This is the first demonstration that a mammalian homeodomain transcription factor regulates translation, and that this function can be possibly essential for the development of female germ cells and involved in mammalian zygote development.

Villaescusa, J. Carlos; Buratti, Claudia; Penkov, Dmitry; Mathiasen, Lisa; Planaguma, Jesus; Ferretti, Elisabetta; Blasi, Francesco

2009-01-01

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The Management of SciTech Libraries: Services, Staff, Facilities, and Outsourcing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional and personal competencies in librarianship relate to the practitioner's skills and knowledge of information resources, access, technology and management, and the ability to use this knowledge as a basis for providing the highest quality information services in the performance of their job. This paper discusses best practices, experiences and knowledge in the management of sci-tech libraries.

G. Lynn Berard

2008-01-01

147

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

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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

2013-06-25

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Watkins, Peter

150

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

SciTech Connect

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

McCulloh, S.; Huebner, P.

1995-10-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.

153

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

154

GeoTech Map Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-10-18

155

Prep1 Deficiency Induces Protection from Diabetes and Increased Insulin Sensitivity through a p160-Mediated Mechanism?  

PubMed Central

We have examined glucose homeostasis in mice hypomorphic for the homeotic transcription factor gene Prep1. Prep1-hypomorphic (Prep1i/i) mice exhibit an absolute reduction in circulating insulin levels but normal glucose tolerance. In addition, these mice exhibit protection from streptozotocin-induced diabetes and enhanced insulin sensitivity with improved glucose uptake and insulin-dependent glucose disposal by skeletal muscle. This muscle phenotype does not depend on reduced expression of the known Prep1 transcription partner, Pbx1. Instead, in Prep1i/i muscle, we find normal Pbx1 but reduced levels of the recently identified novel Prep1 interactor p160. Consistent with this reduction, we find a muscle-selective increase in mRNA and protein levels of PGC-1?, accompanied by enhanced expression of the GLUT4 transporter, responsible for insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in muscle. Indeed, using L6 skeletal muscle cells, we induced the opposite effects by overexpressing Prep1 or p160, but not Pbx1. In vivo skeletal muscle delivery of p160 cDNA in Prep1i/i mice also reverses the molecular phenotype. Finally, we show that Prep1 controls the stability of the p160 protein. We conclude that Prep1 controls insulin sensitivity through the p160-GLUT4 pathway.

Oriente, Francesco; Fernandez Diaz, Luis Cesar; Miele, Claudia; Iovino, Salvatore; Mori, Silvia; Diaz, Victor Manuel; Troncone, Giancarlo; Cassese, Angela; Formisano, Pietro; Blasi, Francesco; Beguinot, Francesco

2008-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride for oral solution and two bisacodyl delayed...prep kits containing PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium...

2011-08-17

157

Truvada for PrEP Fact Sheet: Enduring Safe and Proper Use  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... manufacturer to collect certain post-marketing data to help evaluate the drug's use for a PrEP indication in real-world practice. More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety

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The TALE Class Homeobox Gene Smed-prep Defines the Anterior Compartment for Head Regeneration  

PubMed Central

Planaria continue to blossom as a model system for understanding all aspects of regeneration. They provide an opportunity to understand how the replacement of missing tissues from preexisting adult tissue is orchestrated at the molecular level. When amputated along any plane, planaria are capable of regenerating all missing tissue and rescaling all structures to the new size of the animal. Recently, rapid progress has been made in understanding the developmental pathways that control planarian regeneration. In particular Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is central in promoting posterior fates and inhibiting anterior identity. Currently the mechanisms that actively promote anterior identity remain unknown. Here, Smed-prep, encoding a TALE class homeodomain, is described as the first gene necessary for correct anterior fate and patterning during planarian regeneration. Smed-prep is expressed at high levels in the anterior portion of whole animals, and Smed-prep(RNAi) leads to loss of the whole brain during anterior regeneration, but not during lateral regeneration or homeostasis in intact worms. Expression of markers of different anterior fated cells are greatly reduced or lost in Smed-prep(RNAi) animals. We find that the ectopic anterior structures induced by abrogation of Wnt signaling also require Smed-prep to form. We use double knockdown experiments with the S. mediterranea ortholog of nou-darake (that when knocked down induces ectopic brain formation) to show that Smed-prep defines an anterior fated compartment within which stem cells are permitted to assume brain fate, but is not required directly for this differentiation process. Smed-prep is the first gene clearly implicated as being necessary for promoting anterior fate and the first homeobox gene implicated in establishing positional identity during regeneration. Together our results suggest that Smed-prep is required in stem cell progeny as they form the anterior regenerative blastema and is required for specifying anterior cell fates and correct patterning.

Felix, Daniel A.; Aboobaker, A. Aziz

2010-01-01

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Guide for the preparation of proposals for the Pre-Freshman Engineering Program: PREP, 1988  

SciTech Connect

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 for projects aimed at seeking out individuals during junior high school and high school years (grades 7-10) and providing them with pre-engineering enrichment experiences. This document is a guide for preparing the proposals.

Not Available

1987-08-01

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High Tech, Low Tech, No Tech: Three Case Studies of Computers in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of computer technology in solving critical problems in education is described in three case studies. The "high tech" case is considered by Donald Thursh of the University of Illinois, who is creating a computerized textbook of pathology. The organization of an electronic text can be individualized to suit an instructor's emphasis, the…

Balestri, Diane; And Others

1984-01-01

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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

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

164

Tech Plan Update Electronic Forms Preview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden.

165

High tech firms: Does mission matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

What role does a mission statement play in the context of high tech organizations? And what is the nature of the relationship between a high tech company's formal mission statement and performance? Traditionally, the mission statement has been regarded as the essential starting point in designing an effective and successful strategy for virtually any firm. However, the role and impact

Christopher K. Bart

1996-01-01

166

Texas Tech University Chernobyl Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1991-08-01

168

Decreasing Divorce in Army Couples: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial using PREP for Strong Bonds  

PubMed Central

Findings from a large, randomized controlled trial of couple education are presented in this brief report. Married Army couples were assigned to either PREP for Strong Bonds (n = 248) delivered by Army chaplains or to a no-treatment control group (n = 228). One year after the intervention, couples who received PREP for Strong Bonds had 1/3 the rate of divorce of the control group. Specifically, 6.20% of the control group divorced while 2.03% of the intervention group divorced. These findings suggest that couple education can reduce the risk of divorce, at least in the short run with military couples.

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

2010-01-01

169

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

170

Theme: Coping with Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brown, Daniel; And Others

1989-01-01

171

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

172

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

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hammond, James; Piggott, Andy

2010-01-01

174

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

175

EFFECT OF SELECTED ADJUVANTS ON THE EFFICACY OF DEF-6 PLUS PREP DEFOLIANT MIXTURES  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

A field study was conducted during 2002 to compare the effects of the combination of Def®-6 cotton defoliant plus Prep boll opener applied without adjuvants to the effects of this combination plus each of six selected adjuvants and to the effects of Finish® defoliant. In this study, mixtures were ...

176

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

King, Tim

2011-01-01

177

Important information for ARIXTRA® Starter Kit patients regarding Triad Group’s alcohol prep products  

NASA Website

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has become aware of a United States market recall of all lots of alcohol prep pads, swabs and swabsticks manufactured by the Triad Group and marketed under various brand names. The Triad Group recall has been initiated due to ...

178

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

179

Mechatronics education at Virginia Tech  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1998-12-01

180

Georgia Tech sonic boom simulator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

1992-04-01

181

TechRepublic: White Papers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2005-12-08

182

Media Competency.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The need to teach media competency in the schools in a systematic way has been largely unrecognized. The Media Now course of study provides an example of the type of instruction needed to teach the knowledge and skills necessary for informed media consump...

R. Curtis

1975-01-01

183

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Infection: Results of a Survey of HIV Healthcare Providers Evaluating Their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Prescribing Practices.  

PubMed

Abstract Antiretroviral medications can be taken by HIV-negative persons to prevent HIV infection, also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP was first shown to be effective during the iPrEX study. We conducted a survey involving HIV healthcare providers to document their attitudes and prescribing practices about PrEP in response to this study. An online survey was completed by 189 members and credentialees of the American Academy of HIV Medicine between April 2011 and September 2011. Ninety percent of respondents were familiar with the results of the iPrEx study, and most (78%) were familiar with CDC's interim guidance regarding the use of PrEP in MSM. Only 19% of respondents had prescribed PrEP. The majority of PrEP prescribers were compliant with CDC interim guidance; however, only 61% screened for hepatitis B. Of PrEP prescribers, 78% prescribed to MSM, 31% to MSW, and 28% to WSM. Greatest concerns about prescribing PrEP included development of antiretroviral resistance (32%), potential increase in high-risk behavior, (22%) and poor medication adherence (21%). Fifty-eight percent stated that HIV serodiscordance within a relationship most influenced their decision to prescribe PrEP to the HIV-seronegative partner. This study demonstrates that, despite awareness of the efficacy of PrEP, its use is limited. Survey participants used PrEP most commonly in MSM; however, a significant percentage also prescribed PrEP to women. The best candidate for PrEP is felt to be individuals in an HIV-serodiscordant relationship. Limitations to our study included a low response rate, changes in the evidence base, and the novelty of PrEP. PMID:24053478

Tellalian, David; Maznavi, Khalid; Bredeek, U Fritz; Hardy, W David

2013-09-20

184

Biblio Tech Review: Information Technology for Libraries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1997-01-01

185

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ameritech Foundation, Chicago, IL.

186

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

187

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride for oral solution and 4 bisacodyl delayed...prep kits containing PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium...

2010-03-19

188

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.

189

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.

190

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.

191

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.

192

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.

193

Physical Therapist Assistant.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of physical therapist assistant, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 16 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the occupation of physical therapist assistant. The…

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

194

Registered Nurse (Associate Degree).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

195

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.

196

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.

197

Occupational Therapy Assistant.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of occupational therapy assistant, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 16 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the occupation of occupational therapy assistant. The…

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

198

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.

199

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.

200

Dental Hygienist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of dental hygienist, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 13 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 9 units specific to the occupation of dental hygienist. The following skill areas are covered in…

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

201

Pharmacy Technologist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of pharmacy technologist, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 16 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the occupation of pharmacy technologist. The following skill areas…

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

202

Dental Hygienist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of dental hygienist, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 13 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 9 units specific to the occupation of dental hygienist. The following skill areas are covered in…

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

203

Physical Therapist Assistant.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of physical therapist assistant, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 16 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the occupation of physical therapist assistant. The…

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

204

Occupational Therapy Assistant.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of occupational therapy assistant, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 16 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the occupation of occupational therapy assistant. The…

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

205

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

206

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

PubMed Central

Combined with medium-pressure liquid chromatography (MPLC) and preparative high-pressure liquid chromatography (Prep-HPLC), high-speed countercurrent chromatography (HSCCC) was successfully applied for separation and purification of isoflavonoids from the extract of belamcanda. HSCCC separation was performed on a two-phase solvent system composed of methyl tert-butyl ether -ethyl acetate - n-butyl alcohol – acetonitrile ?0.1% aqueous trifluoroacetic acid at a volume radio of 1:2:1:1:5. Semi-purified peak fractions from HSCCC separation were further purified by Prep-HPLC. Nine well-separated fractions were analyzed by HPLC-UV absorption spectrometry to determine their purities and characterized with ESI-MSn. Except for peaksland VII (unknown) seven compounds were identified as apocynin (peak II), mangiferin (peak III), 7-O-methylmangiferin (peak IV), hispidulin (peak V), 3?-hydroxyltectoridin (peak VI), iristectorin B (peak VII), isoiridin (peak IX).

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

2010-01-01

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

King, Tim

2011-01-01

208

Data and text mining PrepMS: TOF MS data graphical preprocessing tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: We introduce a simple-to-use graphical tool that enables researchers to easily prepare time-of-flight mass spectrometry data for analysis. For ease of use, the graphical executable provides default parameter settings, experimentally determined to work well in most situations. These values, if desired, can be changed by the user. PrepMS is a stand-alone application made freely available (open source), and is

Yuliya V. Karpievitch; Elizabeth G. Hill; Adam J. Smolka; Jeffrey S. Morris; Kevin R. Coombes; Keith A. Baggerly; Jonas S. Almeida

209

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Richard L. Zweigenhaft

1992-01-01

210

Local-Global Partnerships for High-Tech Development: Integrating Top-Down and Bottom-Up Models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advocates of high-tech development use conflicting top-down and bottom-up models to respond to the challenge of the increasing knowledge intensity of the global economy. The trend for policies in the United States, Canada, and Australia is to shift the emphasis from federal government and external resources to increased state and local responsibility. The competing top-down and bottom-up approaches are reviewed

Paul Parker

2001-01-01

211

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

212

American Chemical Society: ChemTechLinks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Chemical Society's (ACS) ChemTechLinks website's purpose "is to provide a single source of information and connections for all chemically based technicians." In the Hot Topics link, users can find current issues of the _ChemTechLinks Newsletter_, which offers expert advice to chemists, information on educational opportunities, news articles, details on upcoming conferences and workshops, and much more. Potential students can discover training centers as well as scholarship and employment opportunities. Chemistry-based technical programs can learn how to have their programs featured at the site.

213

60 FR 40390 - Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Georgia Tech Research Reactor; Issuance of Partial...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...emergency provisions for the Olympics are being planned by Georgia Tech in coordination with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia...

1995-08-08

214

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

215

School Violence Case Study at Virginia Tech  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lyttle, LeighAnne

2012-01-01

216

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

217

Virginia Tech State Task Force Reports Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McBride, James T.

2010-01-01

218

New acoustic test facility at Georgia Tech  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Van Biesel; Kenneth Cunefare

2002-01-01

219

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

220

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

221

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

222

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

223

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.

224

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2007-01-01

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2007-01-01

226

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sale, Elizabeth; Weil, Virginia; Kryah, Rachel

2012-01-01

227

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

PubMed Central

Background Breast conservation therapy is the standard treatment for breast cancer; however, 20–50% of operations have a positive margin leading to secondary procedures. The standard of care to evaluate surgical margins is based on permanent section. Imprint cytology (touch prep) has been used to evaluate surgical samples, but conventional techniques require an experienced cytopathologist for correct interpretation. An automated image screening process has been developed to discern cancer cells from normal epithelial cells. This technique is based on cellularity of the imprint specimen and does not require expertise in cytopathology. Methods A rapid immunofluorescent staining technique coupled with automated microscopy was used to classify specimens as cancer vs. noncancer based on the density of epithelial cells captured on touch prep of tumor cross-sections. The results of the automated analysis vs. a manual screen of ten 20× fields were compared to the pathology interpretation on permanent section. Results A total of 34 consecutive cases were analyzed: 10 normal cases, and 24 cancer cases. The cross-section specimens for invasive cancer were correctly classified in at least 65% of the cases by using manual microscopy and at least 83% by using automated microscopy. The manual and automated microscopy correlated well for measurements of epithelial cell density (R2 = 0.64); however, the automated microscopy was more accurate. Conclusions This preliminary study using an automated system for intraoperative interpretation does not require a cytopathologist and shows that rapid, low-resolution imaging can correctly identify cancer cells for invasive carcinoma in surgical specimens. Therefore, automated determination of cellularity in touch prep is a promising technique for future margin interpretation of breast conservation therapy.

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

2011-01-01

228

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

229

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

PubMed

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

1993-01-01

230

Tech trends number 3, December 1990  

SciTech Connect

The edition of Tech Trends contains an insert, Innovations in Monitoring and Measurement Technologies. In it, EPA's Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory in Las Vegas showcases three portable monitoring systems. The EPA Environmental Research Laboratory in Athens, Georgia, highlights a multispectral identification technique for nontarget analytes that improves upon the current low resolution system. The Athens lab also presents information on alternatives to the Eh Probe for measuring mobility of heavy metals. Ada introduces BIOPLUME II.

Not Available

1990-12-01

231

Dendrology at Virginia Tech: ID It  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The dendrology Web pages at Virginia Tech offer "tree identification fact sheets on approximately 800 species of trees, as well as lots of other tree information." The Web site featured here includes two resources that dendrology students should find especially useful. This Web site contains two easy-to-use dichotomous keys (a leaf key and a twig key) with photographs, while also linking to species fact sheet pages.

232

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

233

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

234

Because we can: clashes of perspective over researcher obligation in the failed PrEP trials.  

PubMed

This article examines the relationship between bioethics and the therapeutic standards in HIV prevention research in the developing world, focusing on the closure of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trials in the early 2000s. I situate the PrEP trials in the historical context of the vertical transmission debates of the 1990s, where there was protracted debate over the use of placebos despite the existence of a proven intervention. I then discuss the dramatic improvement in the clinical management of HIV and the treatment access movement, and consider how these contexts have influenced research practice. I argue that as HIV prevention trials oblige researchers to observe the rate at which vulnerable people under their care acquire HIV, there is an obligation to provide antiretroviral treatment to seroconverters and other health care benefits that fall within the scope of researchers' entrustment, both to avoid exploitation and to enact reciprocal justice. I argue against propositions that the obligations to provide specific benefits are vague, fall only upon researchers and sponsors, and create injustices by privileging the few over the many. Finally, I contend that the realisation of a broader standard of care in HIV prevention research broadens the role of research from being a simple tool to produce knowledge to a complex intervention that can play a part in the reduction of health disparities. PMID:21266000

Haire, Bridget G

2011-01-25

235

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

236

Lean Production Characteristics Analysis Based on Tech-Economic Paradigm  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims at investigating the relationship between manufacturing model and tech-economical development, as well as the development tendency of manufacturing model. Firstly, this paper analyzes the role that manufacturing model has been playing in the transformation of tech-economic paradigm, concludes the relationship between manufacturing model and tech-economic paradigm. Secondly, by use of mathematical abstraction and philosophical thinking, it sums

Ruan Pingnan; Ren Weimao

2009-01-01

237

Accumulation of cultural and social capital: The differing college careers of prep school and public school graduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Beginning in the 1920s, and continuing through the 1950s, research indicated that in college (and especially at Harvard) public school graduates were higher academic achievers than were prep school graduates. After the Second World War, however, admissions to prestigious colleges became much more competitive; graduates of the most elite boarding schools were no longer assured entry to the college of

Richard L. Zweigenhaft

1993-01-01

238

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mary E. Henry

1992-01-01

239

Changing High School Students' Conceptions of the Nature of Science: The Partnership for Research and Education in Plants (PREP)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated whether participation in the Partnership for Research and Education in Plants (PREP), a long-term authentic plant research project, in conjunction with explicit verses implicit instruction can change high school students' conceptions of the nature of science (NOS). The participants included a total of 134 students…

Brooks, Eric Dwayne

2011-01-01

240

A Qualitative Study of Provider Thoughts on Implementing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Clinical Settings to Prevent HIV Infection  

PubMed Central

Background A recent clinical trial demonstrated that a daily dose tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabrine (TDF-FTC) can reduce HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) women by 44%, and up to 90% if taken daily. We explored how medical and service providers understand research results and plan to develop clinical protocols to prescribe, support and monitor adherence for patients on PrEP in the United States. Methods Using referrals from our community collaborators and snowball sampling, we recruited 22 healthcare providers in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles for in-depth interviews from May-December 2011. The providers included primary care physicians seeing high numbers of MSM and TG women, HIV specialists, community health clinic providers, and public health officials. We analyzed interviews thematically to produce recommendations for setting policy around implementing PrEP. Interview topics included: assessing clinician impressions of PrEP and CDC guidance, considerations of cost, office capacity, dosing schedules, and following patients over time. Results Little or no demand for PrEP from patients was reported at the time of the interviews. Providers did not agree on the most appropriate patients for PrEP and believed that current models of care, which do not involve routine frequent office visits, were not well suited for prescribing PrEP. Providers detailed the need to build capacity and were concerned about monitoring side effects and adherence. PrEP was seen as potentially having impact on the epidemic but providers also noted that community education campaigns needed to be tailored to effectively reach specific vulnerable populations. Conclusions While PrEP may be a novel and clinically compelling prevention intervention for MSM and TG women, it raises a number of important implementation challenges that would need to be addressed. Nonetheless, most providers expressed optimism that they eventually could prescribe and monitor PrEP in their practice.

Arnold, Emily A.; Hazelton, Patrick; Lane, Tim; Christopoulos, Katerina A.; Galindo, Gabriel R.; Steward, Wayne T.; Morin, Stephen F.

2012-01-01

241

Low-Tech Chaucer: An Experimental Iambic Pentameter Creative Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes three assignments the author uses when teaching Chaucer (suitable for college or college prep high school classes) in which students learn what iambic pentameter is by writing two rhyming couplets, a ten-line conversation in rhyming couplets, and a creative project of at least 25 rhyming couplets, all in iambic pentameter. (SR)|

Beidler, Peter G.

2000-01-01

242

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

243

A Virginia Tech MFT Ethics Class Reflects on the Shootings at Virginia Tech  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors of this article include the professor and most of the students in a doctoral course on marriage and family therapy ethical and professional issues that met the semester that a disturbed student shot and killed 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty before killing himself. In this article, we reflect through short essays on issues…

Piercy, Fred; Banker, Jamie; Traylor, Ryan; Krug, Sarah; Castanos, Carolina; Cole, Elise; Ciafardini, Anthony J.; Jordal, Christian; Rodgers, Brandon; Stewart, Shelley; Goodwin, Annabelle

2008-01-01

244

Biomedical Engineering Bionanosystems Research at Louisiana Tech University  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2010-03-25

245

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

246

Virginia Tech's New Practice-Oriented Aerospace Engineering Master's Degree  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a new graduate degree program in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech. Responding to strong industry comments, five engineering departments (AOE, ME, ISE, MSE, and ESM) at Virginia Tech have established a new practice-oriented master's degree (MEng). The new degree fit within ex- isting guidelines so that no new administrative approval was required. On an individual

W. H. Mason; B. Grossman

1996-01-01

247

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

248

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…

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

2009-01-01

249

A Survey of Perceptions of the Virginia Tech Tragedy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 violence in general. We found that students agreed with faculty\\/staff

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

2009-01-01

250

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

251

Combining technology and corporate strategy in small high tech firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The gap between technology management and business planning in the small high tech firm has been variously described as an opportunity area, a source of strategic weakness, and a root cause of competitive disadvantage. Similarly, the link between technology strategy and corporate strategy has been viewed as a natural concomitant of growing maturity in the small high tech firm, an

Maureen M. J. Berry; James H. Taggart

1998-01-01

252

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

253

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...regulation governing the operation of the LA 44 swing span bridge across Teche Bayou, mile 56...deviation from the operating schedule of the swing span bridge across Teche Bayou at mile...with 33 CFR 117.501(a)(18), the swing span of the bridge shall open on...

2010-06-14

254

PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech offers support of seismic instrumentation, maintenance of equipment, training, and logistical field support for seismology experiments. The website provides thorough explanations of the sensors, data acquisition systems, and other instrumentation. Researchers can find a users guide, schedules of the instrumentation, and forms to request the use PASSCAL equipment with the stipulation that the data will be made available through the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Data Management Center (DMC) two years after the field work is completed. Users can learn about the growing number of technological instruments available at the Center due to the support of the Department of Energy.

255

Culturally Competent Psychotherapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

To provide effective psychotherapy for culturally different patients, therapists need to attain cultural competence, which can be divided broadly into the 2 intersecting dimensions of generic and specific cul- tural competencies. Generic cultural competence includes the knowledge and skill set necessary to work effectively in any cross-cultural therapeutic encounter. For each phase of psychotherapy— preengagement, engagement, assessment and feedback, treatment,

Hung-Tat Lo; Kenneth P Fung

2003-01-01

256

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

257

Competence Across the Lifespan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The characteristics that comprise competent functioning are principal elements of adaptive social, emotional, and cognitive growth and development. Moreover, aspects of competence may serve as important protective factors that reduce the risk for psychopathology and illness. The attributes that constitute competence differ, however, with development as the resources and skills that are needed for effective functioning change with the major

Bruce E. Compas; Alexandra Harding

258

Interpersonal Competence and Loneliness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines the essential skill components involved in interpersonal competence and the relationship between a deficit of such skills and loneliness. The various sections of the paper discuss the nature of loneliness, the nature of interpersonal competence, the causes of competence and incompetence, and the relationship between the…

Spitzberg, Brian H.

259

Childhood Competence and Depression  

Microsoft Academic Search

Behavioral formulations of adult depression assert that depression results from inadequate reinforcement and excessive punishment attributable to either cognitive or interpersonal skill deficits. Therefore, children with both academic and social skill deficiencies should be more depressed than their more competent peers. Objective measures of academic and social competence classified 169 elementary-school-aged children as competent (above the median on both measures),

Elaine A. Blechman; Michael J. McEnroe; Elaine T. Carella; David P. Audette

1986-01-01

260

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Recombinant human Insulin-like growth factor-I (hIGF-1) was administered to one ovary of prepubertal and postpubertal cattle to determine its effects on (1) oocyte developmental competence, (2) the expression pattern of six developmentally important genes (GLUT3, GLUT8, AKT1, BCL-XL, BAD, and BAX), and (3) its relationship with apoptosis (female Holstein-Friesian). Oocytes were retrieved from 7- to 10-mo-old prepubertal dairy calves (preP),

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

2010-01-01

261

Evidence of clinical competence.  

PubMed

This cross-sectional research used a qualitative questionnaire to explore clinical competence in nursing. The aim was to look for evidence of how clinical competence showed itself in practice. In the research, the views from both education and working life are combined to broadly explore and describe clinical competence from the perspective of students, clinical preceptors and teachers. The questions were formulated on how clinical competence is characterised and experienced, what contributes to it and how it is maintained, and on the relation between clinical competence and evidence-based care. The answers were analysed by inductive content analysis. The results showed that clinical competence in practice is encountering, knowing, performing, maturing and improving. Clinical competence is an ongoing process, rather than a state and manifests itself in an ontological and a contextual dimension. PMID:22059740

Lejonqvist, Gun-Britt; Eriksson, Katie; Meretoja, Riitta

2011-11-08

262

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

263

Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Its Impact on HIV-1 Transmission in South Africa  

PubMed Central

Background Mathematical 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 Findings We use an age- and gender-structured model of the generalized HIV epidemic in South Africa to investigate the potential impact of PrEP in averting new infections. The model utilizes age-structured mortality, fertility, partnership and condom use data to model the spread of HIV and the shift of peak prevalence to older age groups. The model shows that universal PrEP coverage would have to be impractically high to have a significant effect on incidence reduction while ART coverage expands. PrEP targeted to 15–35-year-old women would avert 10%–25% (resp. 13%–28%) of infections in this group and 5%–12% (resp. 7%–16%) of all infections in the period 2014–2025 if baseline incidence is 0.5% per year at 2025 (resp. 0.8% per year at 2025). The cost would be $12,500–$20,000 per infection averted, depending on the level of ART coverage and baseline incidence. An optimistic scenario of 30%–60% PrEP coverage, efficacy of at least 90%, no behavior change among PrEP users and ART coverage less than three times its 2010 levels is required to achieve this result. Targeting PrEP to 25–35-year-old women (at highest risk of infection) improves impact and cost-effectiveness marginally. Relatively low levels of condom substitution (e.g., 30%) do not nullify the efficacy of PrEP, but reduces cost-effectiveness by 35%–40%. Conclusions/Significance PrEP can avert as many as 30% of new infections in targeted age groups of women at highest risk of infection. The cost-effectiveness of PrEP relative to ART decreases rapidly as ART coverage increases beyond three times its coverage in 2010, after which the ART program would provide coverage to more than 65% of HIV+ individuals. To have a high relative cost-effective impact on reducing infections in generalized epidemics, PrEP must utilize a window of opportunity until ART has been scaled up beyond this level.

Pretorius, Carel; Stover, John; Bollinger, Lori; Bacaer, Nicolas; Williams, Brian

2010-01-01

264

Adaptive Evaluation Based on Competencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Silvia M. Baldiris; Ramón Fabregat Gesa

265

Automated at-line solid-phase extraction-gas chromatographic analysis of micropollutants in water using the PrepStation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A fully automated at-line solid-phase extraction-gas chromatography procedure has been developed for the analysis of aqueous samples using the PrepStation. The sample extract is transferred from the sample preparation module to the gas chromatograph via an autosampler vial. With flame-ionization detection, limits of determination (S\\/N=10) of 0.05–0.13 ?g\\/l were obtained for the analysis of HPLC-grade water when modifying the PrepStation

Th. Hankemeier; P. C. Steketee; J. J. Vreuls; U. A. Th. Brinkman

1996-01-01

266

Childhood Competence and Behavior Problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between objective measures of childhood competence and behavior problems. Daily class work measured the academic competence of 474 children, Grades 2–6, and peer ratings measured social competence. Median splits formed four groups, with competent children highest and incompetent children lowest on the relatively independent dimensions of academic and social competence. Competent children excelled on attitudinal

Elaine A. Blechman; Barbara Tinsley; Elaine T. Carella; Michael J. McEnroe

1985-01-01

267

A Virginia Tech MFT ethics class reflects on the shootings at Virginia Tech.  

PubMed

The authors of this article include the professor and most of the students in a doctoral course on marriage and family therapy ethical and professional issues that met the semester that a disturbed student shot and killed 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty before killing himself. In this article, we reflect through short essays on issues related to the tragedy, ethics, and recovery. PMID:18412827

Piercy, Fred; Banker, Jamie; Traylor, Ryan; Krug, Sarah; Castanos, Carolina; Cole, Elise; Ciafardini, Anthony J; Jordal, Christian; Rodgers, Brandon; Stewart, Shelley; Goodwin, Annabelle

2008-04-01

268

Grey correlation analysis and trend prediction of sci-tech input and output of Henan province  

Microsoft Academic Search

Correlation analysis has been conducted with help of grey system theory on four sci-tech output index inclusive of numbers of patents and sci-tech thesis and on six sci-tech input index inclusive of number of sci-tech personnel, and sci-tech funds collection. Based on the analysis hereinabove, data prediction and relevancy calculation have been made with regard to the ten index hereinabove

Xiaomei Zhang; Chunhua He

2011-01-01

269

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV-uninfected individuals with high-risk behaviour.  

PubMed

The global incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has decreased by 15% over the past years, but is still too high. Despite current programs to reduce the incidence of HIV infection, further approaches are needed to limit this epidemic. Oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is currently one of the most discussed possible prevention methods. This literature study demonstrates whether orally antiretroviral chemoprophylaxis in HIV-uninfected individuals with high-risk behaviour reduces the transmission of HIV. We used the PICO method and conducted a search to identify relevant studies. Subjects of the study were HIV-uninfected individuals with high-risk behaviour. Intervention was oral PrEP with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) alone or plus emtricitabine (FTC) versus placebo. The primary outcome was the HIV incidence among this high-risk group. Secondary outcomes were adherence to PrEP, frequency and type of adverse effects. We identified ten studies from which five randomised control trials (RCTs) were included after screening. The results from three out of five trials showed a reduction, but two trials showed no protection in acquiring HIV infection. There were no significant differences in adverse events. The adherence was different among different groups and affected the outcome of the studies. In conclusion, this prophylaxis might offer protection when used in combination with intense monitoring and guidance in uninfected individuals with a high risk of HIV acquisition. However, there are still many unresolved questions. Drug adherence seems to be a crucial factor in the effectiveness of PrEP. Therefore, individual risk behaviour remains an important determinant for success in the prevention of HIV transmission. PMID:23956310

Nadery, S; Geerlings, S E

270

Automated Extraction of DNA from Forensic Sample Types Using the PrepFiler Automated Forensic DNA Extraction Kit  

Microsoft Academic Search

The HID EVOlution—Extraction System (Tecan Group Ltd., Mannedorf, Switzerland) was developed to automate DNA extraction from biological samples using the PrepFiler Automated Forensic DNA Extraction Kit (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA). The system consists of a Tecan Freedom EVO 150 robot (Tecan Group Ltd., Mannedorf, Switzerland), a graphical user interface designed for use with Freedom EVOware software v 2.1 SPI

Maxim Brevnov; Janna Mundt; Jacki Benfield; Lynda Treat-Clemons; Geert Kalusche; Jason Meredith; Gregory Porter; Manohar R. Furtado; Jaiprakash G. Shewale

2009-01-01

271

Changing high school students' conceptions of the nature of science: The Partnership for Research and Education in Plants (PREP)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated whether participation in the Partnership for Research and Education in Plants (PREP), a long-term authentic plant research project, in conjunction with explicit verses implicit instruction can change high school students' conceptions of the nature of science (NOS). The participants included a total of 134 students comprised of three groups from 10 total classes over the course of two academic years. Participants in four classes (two each year) participated in PREP and received explicit instruction on NOS. Participants in four other classes (two each year) participated in PREP and received implicit only instruction on NOS. Additionally, two classes (one each year) of high-achieving freshmen participated in PREP and received explicit instruction on NOS. This third group was used as a comparative group to the other two groups, due to their high achievement in middle school math and science. The treatment for all three groups spanned 8 weeks and included participation in an authentic plant research project. An open-ended questionnaire (modified Views of Nature of Science - VNOS), in conjunction with semi-structured interviews, was used to assess students' conceptions before and after the intervention. Results showed that all three groups improved their conceptions of NOS equally. The high-achieving group began with significantly higher-scoring views prior to the completion of the intervention, and improved to the same degree as the other two groups. A comparison of the explicit group to the implicit only group showed that there was no significant difference in their improvement, as both groups improved equally. Implications for the teaching and learning of NOS are discussed.

Brooks, Eric Dwayne

272

Virginia Tech: Study Skills Self Help Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Navigating the tricky shoals of college can be difficult at any age, and particularly for first-year college students. The folks at Virginia Tech's Student Affairs office have compiled this very nice set of resources for those persons wishing to improve their study skills. First up are four online study skills workshops, including Time Management Strategies for Improving Academic Performance and Strategies for Improving Concentration and Memory. Each of these workshops includes interactive elements, such as memory exercises. Moving on, the site includes information for students with attention deficit disorder. These worksheets include "Editing Lecture Notes," "Remembering," and "Where Does Time Go?" Visitors shouldn't miss the Writing Papers area which provides a very brief overview of how to compose a successful short essay.

273

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".

274

Smart structures research program at Virginia Tech  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

1989-06-01

275

Identification of homeodomain proteins, PBX1 and PREP1, involved in the transcription of murine leukemia virus.  

PubMed

Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors (CDKIs) have been shown to block human immunodeficiency virus and herpes simplex virus. It is hypothesized that CDKIs block viral replication by inhibiting transcription of specific cellular genes. Here we find that three CDKIs, flavopiridol, purvalanol A, and methoxy-roscovitine, block Moloney murine leukemia virus (MLV) transcription events. Using gene expression microarray technology to examine the inhibitory effects of CDKIs, we observed a cellular gene, the pre-B-cell leukemia transcription factor 1 (Pbx1) gene, down-regulated by CDKI treatment. The PBX consensus element (PCE), TGATTGAC, is conserved in the long terminal repeats of several murine retroviruses, including Moloney MLV. Mutations in the PCE completely inhibited viral transcription whereas overexpression of PBX1 and a PBX1-associated protein, PREP1, enhanced viral transcription. The interaction between the PCE and PBX1-PREP1 proteins was confirmed by gel shift experiments. Blocking PBX1 protein synthesis resulted in a significant decrease in viral transcription. Collectively, our results represent the first work demonstrating that the homeodomain proteins PBX1 and PREP1 are cellular factors involved in Moloney MLV transcription regulation. PMID:12529389

Chao, Sheng-Hao; Walker, John R; Chanda, Sumit K; Gray, Nathanael S; Caldwell, Jeremy S

2003-02-01

276

The Lowell high-tech success story: what went wrong?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ten years ago Lowell, Massachusetts was a high-tech success story. After several decades of stagnation, the Lowell area had emerged as a thriving center for high-technology employment. The Lowell story was viewed as a \\

Ross J. Gittell; Patricia M. Flynn

1995-01-01

277

Bauou Teche National Wildlife Refuge. Comprehensive Conservation Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has prepared this Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) to guide the management of Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The CCP outlines programs and corresponding resource needs...

2009-01-01

278

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

279

HyTech - The Hydrogen Technology Laboratory at Savannah River  

SciTech Connect

SRS recently announced the formation of the Hydrogen Technology Laboratory (HyTech) to work with industry and government in developing technologies based on the site`s four decades of experience with tritium and other forms of H. HyTech will continue to sustain the site`s ongoing role in H technology applications for defense programs. In addition, the laboratory will work with the chemical, transportation, power, medical, and other industries to develop and test related technologies. HyTech, which is located in the Savannah River Technology Center, will make use of its facilities and staff, as well as the infrastructure within the site`s Tritium Facilities. More than 80 SRS scientists, engineers, and technical professionals with backgrounds in chemistry, engineering, materials science, metallurgy, physics, and computer science will work with the laboratory. This paper describes some of HyTech`s current initiatives in the area of H storage, transportation, and energy applications.

Motyka, T.; Knight, J.R.; Heung, L.K.; Lee, M.W.

1995-12-31

280

Packaged boilers keep pace with the high tech plant  

SciTech Connect

The term ''high-tech'' is being applied to everything from computers to lasers to electronically oriented automobiles. Why not packaged boilers. In this report, various new strategies and considerations regarding boilers are discussed and specific examples are given.

Not Available

1984-03-01

281

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

282

Teaming Up: Georgia Tech's Multi-Robot Competition Teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

IntroductionIn past AAAI competition entries (1992-94), GeorgiaTech has fielded robots developed by experienced graduatestudents. This year, we will take a different approach,with two separate teams: a group of experienced graduatestudents will enter the Find Life on Mars event with research-quality equipment, and a less-experienced groupwill enter the Home Vacuum event with entry-level robots.Find Life on Mars entryGeorgia Tech expects to

Thomas R. Collins; Tucker R. Balch

1997-01-01

283

The Debreather and NuTech: A Reply to Kleespies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 suicide techniques will become refined to a point

Russel D. Ogden

2010-01-01

284

Competency Process Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography consists of resource material used in the formulation and development of "competency process," a collaborative approach to designing and implementing competency based teacher education by energizing creative abilities, developing staff commitment, and utilizing group process and problem solving methodology. The bibliography…

Woodward, Lois K.; And Others

285

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

286

Affective Social Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a theoretical model for affective social competence to include the three integrated and dynamic components of sending affective messages, receiving affective messages, and experiencing affect. Places the model within the context of previous research and theory related to affective social competence and, for each component, examines how…

Halberstadt, Amy G.; Denham, Susanne A.; Dunsmore, Julie C.

2001-01-01

287

Teaching Cultural Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experiential education techniques have a sound theoretical basis, are compatible with social work education, and are valued teaching tools for cultural competence. Although some educators still rely on didactic techniques and many of the helping professions still struggle with the best ways in which to implement their commitment to educating students for culturally competent practice, it seems a natural and

Hilary N. Weaver

1998-01-01

288

Teaching Cultural Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

The need for inclusion of cultural competence material in Social Work curriculums is well established. There is a dramatic increase in cultural and ethnic diversity in American society. Commensurate with that increase is an alarming rise of racism on college campuses. Social Work programs are required to include cultural competence material and Social Work educators need down-to-earth and practical ideas

John P. Ronnau

1994-01-01

289

Education Competencies: Priority setting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This competency is one in a set of complete functional and behavioral qualities that, when fully realized, can help lead to professional success. This website includes a definition, four levels of proficiency, sample interview questions, activities and resources to develop skills, and examples of overdoing the competency.

Robert Eichinger (Lominger Limited, Inc.)

2003-01-01

290

Competing Through Information Provision  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies the competition between sellers who choose how much information to provide to potential buyers. We analyse the symmetric equilibria in information provision of a game in which two sellers with unit supplies compete to attract two buyers with unit demands. Sellers compete ex ante; they commit to a level of information provision and to a sale mechanism

Jean Guillaume Forand

2007-01-01

291

Paying for Employee Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Competency-based pay provides an incentive for employees to enhance their capacity for performing their jobs. Salary increases are not linked to past performance, but to future professional growth to meet increasingly higher expectations. Discussions to identify key teaching competencies must precede implementation. (MLH)

Risher, Howard

2000-01-01

292

Core Competence and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines the concept of core competence and applies it to postcompulsory education in the United Kingdom. Adopts an educational perspective that suggests accreditation as the core competence of universities. This economic approach suggests that the market trend toward lifetime learning might best be met by institutions developing a core…

Holmes, Gary; Hooper, Nick

2000-01-01

293

Drafting. Competency Based Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Everly, Al; And Others

294

Cultural Competence Revisited  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Garran, Ann Marie; Werkmeister Rozas, Lisa

2013-01-01

295

Morphometric image analysis of pancreatic disease by ThinPrep liquid-based cytology.  

PubMed

Liquid-based cytology preparations are being increasingly used in nongynecologic specimens. The aim of this study is to objectively evaluate pancreatic disease by ThinPrep (TP) liquid-based cytology using morphometric image analysis. In all, 30 patients undergoing preoperative evaluation of pancreatic disease by TP were investigated from January to April 2009. We analyzed cytological features, such as cluster area, cluster circularity, and nucleus area, using morphometric image analysis software and further investigated the cytological findings of TP to determine which are useful for detecting malignancy. Pancreatic cytological findings of TP showed small clusters and loss of cluster irregularity in malignant cells. The patients were diagnostically categorized as inadequate, normal or benign, indeterminate, suspected malignancy, and malignant in 6.6% (2), 46.7% (14), 13.3% (4), 13.3% (4), and 20.0% (6) of the cases, respectively. Morphometric image analysis of 28 patients by TP,excluding two inadequate patients, showed no statistical difference in cluster area or cluster circularity among these cytological categories. In contrast, nucleus area in the normal or benign, indeterminate, suspected malignancy, and malignant categories was 17.6, 57.2, 67.4, and 68.0 ?m(2) , respectively, and was associated with diagnostic category (P < 0.05). Pancreatic cytological findings of TP preparations generally show small, round cluster shapes in pancreatic disease; however, nucleus size is a more important criteria for detecting malignancy by TP in pancreatic disease. PMID:21548116

Taira, Tomoki; Kawahara, Akihiko; Yamaguchi, Tomohiko; Abe, Hideyuki; Ishida, Yusuke; Okabe, Yoshinobu; Naito, Yoshiki; Yano, Hirohisa; Kage, Masayoshi

2011-05-04

296

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

297

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

298

Nursing skills necessary for competency in the high-tech health care system.  

PubMed

Neighbors, Sullivan, and Eldred tell us how schools of nursing and institutions of nursing practice conform--or fail to conform--in regard to what constitutes basic nursing procedures. Are schools leaving the new graduate unprepared for everyday practice? A survey of association degree schools is revealing. PMID:1996174

Neighbors, M; Eldred, E; Sullivan, M

1991-02-01

299

PREP (Fault Tree Pre-processor): A computer program to facilitate use of the SETS computer program for the Savannah River Reactor PRA  

SciTech Connect

As part of the contract to provide technical support to the PRA for the Savannah River Reactors, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has developed a computer program to facilitate the use of the SETS computer program in the solution of Fault Trees and Event Trees for the PRA. The PREP (Fault Tree Pre-processor) program is used to simplify user input for the SETS fault tree evaluation program. This includes a simple fault tree input format, linking of data and flag settings, error detection to assure that the SETS job will not abort due to incorrect input, and linking of many fault trees into many event tree sequences. The program is designed to run on a VAX computer operating with VMS. The created SETS input file can be transmitted to CRAY computer (currently at LANL) to run SETS. With simple modification, PREP can be adapted to run directly on a CRAY. It is anticipated that use of the PREP program by the Risk Analysis Group will identify the need for additional improvements. These improvements will be implemented as they are identified. In partial fulfillment of contract scope of work requirements, SAIC has submitted a manual for use of PREP and the program listing for PREP. These are included as attachments A and B respectively. Attachment B is included in selected copies only.

Baker, W.H.

1988-05-17

300

New acoustic test facility at Georgia Tech  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Georgia Tech's Integrated Acoustics Laboratory (IAL) is a state of the art research facility dedicated to the study of acoustics and vibration. The centerpiece of the laboratory is a 24 ft x24 ft x20 ft full anechoic chamber, which has been in operation since 1998. The IAL is currently expanding to include a reverberation room and hemi-anechoic chamber, designed and built by Acoustic Systems. These two chambers will be joined by an 8 ft x8 ft transmission loss opening, allowing for a detailed measurement and analysis of complex barriers. Both chambers will accommodate vehicles and similarly large structures. The reverberation room will have adequate volume for standardized absorption measurements. Each chamber will be equipped with dedicated multichannel data acquisition systems and instrumentation for the support of simultaneous research in all areas of the laboratory. The new test chambers are funded by a grant from the Ford Motor Company and are planned to be completed and fully functional by 1 January 2003.

Biesel, Van; Cunefare, Kenneth

2002-11-01

301

Competency to Be Sentenced  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citation: Larson, K.A. & Griffin, M.P. (2008). Competency to be Sentenced. In The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law. Brian Cutler, ed. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA. ISBN 1412951895, 9781412951890.

Kimberly A. Larson; M. P. Griffin

2008-01-01

302

Ethical Cultural Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Durade Zebari

2008-01-01

303

Mathematics of Competing Risks.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The presentation attempts to formulate the mathematical concepts and the theory of competing risks common to various fields of practical application. Problems and techniques for dealing with them are described. Mathematical arguments are completely includ...

Z. W. Birnbaum

1979-01-01

304

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

305

Teachers’ Graphical Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Statistical graphs have an important role in our society because they are present in many fields of life. Competence in understanding\\u000a and working with graphs is therefore a key feature of statistical literacy. In this chapter, what is meant by graphical competence is analysed, based on discussion of the findings of a range of research projects. Then research on teachers’

M. Teresa González; M. Candelaria Espinel; Janet Ainley

306

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

307

Do nurse educators feel competent to teach cultural competency concepts?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cultural competence has been proposed as one way to reduce health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations. Nursing program accreditation standards mandate the inclusion of cultural competence concepts in the nursing curricula; however, are nursing educators prepared to teach culturally competency concepts and do nurse educators feel competent? The purposes of this article are to examine the literature about

Sharon Starr; Mona M. Shattell; Clifford Gonzales

2011-01-01

308

Competence in Competency-Based Supervision Practice: Construct and Application  

Microsoft Academic Search

Providing competent clinical supervision is challenging for the practitioner both in determining supervisee competencies and in conducting the corresponding supervision. Competence, an ethical principle that informs the practice of psychology, refers to requisite knowledge, skills, and values for effective performance. Similar to other health care professions, psychology is increasingly moving towards competency-based approaches in education, training, and performance appraisal. In

Carol A. Falender; Edward P. Shafranske

2007-01-01

309

Behavioral Field Study of 703 Users in Academic and Industrial Sci/Tech Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A field survey was conducted in 23 sci/tech libraries to determine the applicability of consumer behavior and marketing science to sci/tech libraries and their users. Survey instruments included unobtrusive observation plus brief interviews. Data obtained...

E. Rawdin

1975-01-01

310

ThinPrep Cytological Findings of Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor with Extensive Glandular Differentiation: A Case Study.  

PubMed

Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare and highly aggressive neoplasm. The cytological diagnosis of this tumor has only been reported in a few cases. In most of these cases, the diagnosis was made using fine-needle aspiration cytology. Most DSRCTs resemble disseminated carcinomatoses in their clinical manifestation as well as cytomorphologically, even in young-adult patients. These authors report a case of using peritoneal-washing and pleural-effusion ThinPrep cytology to diagnose DSRCT, with extensive glandular differentiation and mucin vacuoles. We found that fibrillary stromal fragment, clinical setting, and adjunctive immunocytochemical staining were most helpful for avoiding misdiagnosis. PMID:23667380

Kim, Hyun-Jung; Sohn, Byeong Seok; Kwon, Ji-Eun; Kim, Jeong Yeon; Park, Kyeongmee

2013-04-24

311

Pre-P is a secreted glycoprotein encoded as an N-terminal extension of the duck hepatitis B virus polymerase gene.  

PubMed

The duck hepatitis B virus (DHBV) pregenomic RNA is a bicistronic mRNA encoding the core and polymerase proteins. Thirteen AUGs (C2 to C14) and 10 stop codons (S1 to S10) are located between the C1 AUG for the core protein and the P1 AUG that initiates polymerase translation. We previously found that the translation of the DHBV polymerase is initiated by ribosomal shunting. Here, we assessed the biosynthetic events after shunting. Translation of the polymerase open reading frame was found to initiate at the C13, C14, and P1 AUGs. Initiation at the C13 AUG occurred through ribosomal shunting because translation from this codon was cap dependent but was insensitive to blocking ribosomal scanning internally in the message. C13 and C14 are in frame with P1, and translation from these upstream start codons led to the production of larger isoforms of P. We named these isoforms "pre-P" by analogy to the pre-C and pre-S regions of the core and surface antigen open reading frames. Pre-P was produced in DHBV16 and AusDHBV-infected duck liver and was predicted to exist in 80% of avian hepadnavirus strains. Pre-P was not encapsidated into DHBV core particles, and the viable strain DHBV3 cannot make pre-P, so it is not essential for viral replication. Surprisingly, we found that pre-P is an N-linked glycoprotein that is secreted into the medium of cultured cells. These data indicate that DHBV produces an additional protein that has not been previously reported. Identifying the role of pre-P may improve our understanding of the biology of DHBV infection. PMID:19004940

Cao, Feng; Scougall, Catherine A; Jilbert, Allison R; Tavis, John E

2008-11-12

312

Pre-P Is a Secreted Glycoprotein Encoded as an N-Terminal Extension of the Duck Hepatitis B Virus Polymerase Gene ?  

PubMed Central

The duck hepatitis B virus (DHBV) pregenomic RNA is a bicistronic mRNA encoding the core and polymerase proteins. Thirteen AUGs (C2 to C14) and 10 stop codons (S1 to S10) are located between the C1 AUG for the core protein and the P1 AUG that initiates polymerase translation. We previously found that the translation of the DHBV polymerase is initiated by ribosomal shunting. Here, we assessed the biosynthetic events after shunting. Translation of the polymerase open reading frame was found to initiate at the C13, C14, and P1 AUGs. Initiation at the C13 AUG occurred through ribosomal shunting because translation from this codon was cap dependent but was insensitive to blocking ribosomal scanning internally in the message. C13 and C14 are in frame with P1, and translation from these upstream start codons led to the production of larger isoforms of P. We named these isoforms “pre-P” by analogy to the pre-C and pre-S regions of the core and surface antigen open reading frames. Pre-P was produced in DHBV16 and AusDHBV-infected duck liver and was predicted to exist in 80% of avian hepadnavirus strains. Pre-P was not encapsidated into DHBV core particles, and the viable strain DHBV3 cannot make pre-P, so it is not essential for viral replication. Surprisingly, we found that pre-P is an N-linked glycoprotein that is secreted into the medium of cultured cells. These data indicate that DHBV produces an additional protein that has not been previously reported. Identifying the role of pre-P may improve our understanding of the biology of DHBV infection.

Cao, Feng; Scougall, Catherine A.; Jilbert, Allison R.; Tavis, John E.

2009-01-01

313

Innovation risks of hi-tech start-ups and the key factors to success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work focuses on the innovation risks that hi-tech start-ups face and the key factors that contribute to the success of these enterprises. Hi-tech start-ups are confronted with three types of risks: (1) technological risk, resulting from the explorative nature of R&D and production of hi-tech products; (2) market risk, as a result of the high uncertainty in the hi-tech

Jiasu Lei; Ning Cao; Jiazhen Zhu; Zhihui Dai

2000-01-01

314

The gap prediction for Sci-tech innovative talents of Jiangsu province  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sci-tech innovative talents have been most important sources for Jiangsu province, and prominent achievements of Sci-Tech jog have been made. In this paper, the definition of Sci-tech innovative talents is explored first, and the gap between demand and supply of Jiangsu Sci-tech innovative talents is predicted based on GM (1, 1). Lastly, some policy suggestions are proposed.

Jianling Wang; Sifeng Liu; Yun Wang

2009-01-01

315

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.

316

Social Competence and Early Intervention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the relationship between young children's social competence and the goals of early intervention programs. Social competence is seen as a central organizing construct in development, and competence with peers during the preschool years is examined in detail. Specifically, the peer-related social competence difficulties of handicapped children are discussed from a developmental perspective. The nature of assessment and

Michael J. Guralnick

1990-01-01

317

Cosmetology. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

318

Cultural competence in clinician communication  

PubMed Central

Objectives To define cultural competence. To understand the need for cultural competence. To understand the changing child demographics of the United States. To understand the process of becoming a more culturally competent clinician. To learn tools and techniques that help achieve cultural competence.

Kodjo, Cheryl

2009-01-01

319

Hybrid control of microvibration of high-tech facility under horizontal and vertical ground motion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hybrid control platform is investigated in this paper for mitigating microvibration of a batch of high tech equipment installed in a high tech facility (building) subject to nearby road vehicle-induced horizontal and vertical ground motions. Hybrid control platform, on which high tech equipment is installed, is mounted on the building floor through a series of passive mounts and controlled by

You-Lin Xu; An-Xin Guo; Hui Li; Chi-Lun Ng

2004-01-01

320

Advantages of less-tech, less-than-lethal technologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper illustrates the advantages of developing less-tech technologies by reporting on two less-tech, less-than-lethal prototype law enforcement tools developed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. The devices were developed for the National Institute of Justice, less- than-lethal weapons program: 1) an air bag restraint device for use in restraining suspects who become violent during transport in patrol vehicles, and 2) a retractable spiked barrier strip for stopping fleeing vehicles during high-speed pursuit. The success of both projects relied on developing design requirements in conjunction with the actual users of the devices.

Marts, Donna J.; Overlin, Trudy K.

1995-05-01

321

Cytologic features of endocervical glandular lesions: comparison of SurePath, ThinPrep, and conventional smear specimen preparations.  

PubMed

The cytologic features of endocervical neoplasia have been well-described for conventional and ThinPrep, but not for SurePath, methods. This study is designed to ascertain if cytological features are similar in SurePath specimens. Conventional, ThinPrep and SurePath specimens with either endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ or invasive endocervical adenocarcinoma were evaluated for architectural and cytological features previously described for endocervical neoplasia. A generalized linear model was used to assess the differences of ordinal multinomial data. Of 18 evaluated, the only features showing statistical differences were architectural: large groups of cells and single cells were more frequent in SurePath preparations and conventional smears. Feathering was more frequently noted in conventional smears. Individual cytological features were identical across all groups. Mitoses and apoptotic debris were seen with equal frequency in all preparations. The architectural and cytologic features of endocervical glandular neoplasia in liquid-based specimens show only subtle architectural differences when compared with conventional smears. Keeping these differences in mind, virtually the same criteria can be used to identify endocervical glandular lesions in all three specimen types. PMID:18335553

Belsley, Nicole A; Tambouret, Rosemary H; Misdraji, Joseph; Muzikansky, Alona; Russell, Donna K; Wilbur, David C

2008-04-01

322

Assessment of surgical competence  

PubMed Central

This paper examines the issues that arise in the broad area of competence assessment in surgical practice, with particular reference to the objective assessment of technical skill which has historically been the weakest aspect of assessment in surgical training. To facilitate a thorough appraisal of competence, a simple model of surgical practice is advanced, followed by a review of both current and experimental methods of assessing technical skill. The review comprises not only the published literature, but also work (both from the authors' and other groups) that is in progress or under consideration for publication. Significant issues in the implementation of these new technologies, especially the necessary further validation, and the imperative to demonstrate that the process introduced does indeed improve the outcomes are discussed. Key Words: competence assessment; surgery; learning

Darzi, A; Mackay, S

2001-01-01

323

34 CFR 406.3 - What activities may the Secretary fund?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION...effectivelyâ (i) Recruit students for tech-prep education programs; (ii) Ensure that students successfully complete tech-prep...and (iii) Ensure that students are placed in appropriate...

2013-07-01

324

How different are the regional factors of high-tech and low-tech start-ups? Evidence from Japanese manufacturing industries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes regional determinants of the start-up ratio in the Japanese manufacturing sector. A major contribution\\u000a of this study is the comparison between high-tech and low-tech industries. The empirical results using a sample of 253 industrial\\u000a districts suggest that business density, weight of the manufacturing sector, and the average business size significantly influence\\u000a the start-up ratio in both high-tech

Hiroyuki Okamuro

2008-01-01

325

Conspiracies and Competences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Erpenbeck, John

326

Competencies in the Heartland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cejda, Brent

2012-01-01

327

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…

Bierschenk, Bernhard; Bierschenk, Inger

328

Assessing prescribing competence  

PubMed Central

Prescribing of medicines is the key clinical activity in the working life of most doctors. In recent years, a broad consensus regarding the necessary competencies has been achieved. Each of these is a complex mix of knowledge, judgement and skills. Surveys of those on the threshold of their medical careers have revealed widespread lack of confidence in writing prescriptions. A valid and reliable assessment of prescribing competence, separate from an overall assessment of medical knowledge and skill, would have many benefits for clinical governance and patient safety, and would provide a measure of the success of training programmes in therapeutics. Delivering such an assessment presents many challenges, not least of which are the difficulty in identifying a surrogate marker for competent prescribing in clinical practice and the challenge of ensuring that competence assessed in a controlled environment predicts performance in clinical practice. This review makes the case for an on-line OSCE as the most valid form of assessment and sets out the requirements for its development, scope, composition and delivery. It describes an on-going attempt to develop a national assessment of prescribing skills towards the end of undergraduate medical training in the UK.

Mucklow, John; Bollington, Lynne; Maxwell, Simon

2012-01-01

329

Aphasia and Linguistic Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The theoretical notions of "grammaticalness" (in terms of sentences of a language) and "competence" (the user's knowledge of grammatical sentences of his language) are tested in one aspect: surface ordering of elements in putative English sentences. This paper reports the results of an initial contrastive experiment, with a sequence of studies to…

Reiff, Donald G.; Tikofsky, Ronald S.

330

A Question of Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The author addresses the concern that many learning handicapped students are being denied diplomas because of minimum competency testing (MCT). The beginnings of the MCT trend are traced, faults with MCT are pointed out, and legal aspects of MCT are considered. (SW)|

Chandler, Harry N.

1982-01-01

331

Competence Enhancement Behavior Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Competence Enhancement Behavior Management is presented as a framework for supporting students with challenging behaviors in general education classrooms. This approach emphasizes classroom management and discipline strategies that (a) help to build positive relations with students, (b) communicate to students that they are important, and (c)…

Farmer, Thomas W.; Goforth, Jennifer B.; Hives, Jacqueline; Aaron, Annie; Jackson, Frances; Sgammato, Adrienne

2006-01-01

332

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

333

Teachers' Assessment Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

334

Reconceptualizing Competence: An Appeal  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article builds on contemporary critiques of the justice system’s treatment of the mentally impaired, examining an important issue that until now has gone wholly unaddressed -- the effect of defendant impairment on the criminal appeals process. It argues that conventional wisdom stressing the importance of defendant competence during criminal trials but ignoring the incompetence of defendants during direct appeals

Mae C. Quinn

2008-01-01

335

Competencies for Articulation: Electronics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed to help articulate vocational education student progress from one level of training to another and to employment, this electronics education guide lists competencies for soldering; performing basic operations with test equipment; servicing basic logic circuits; servicing DC power supplies; servicing solid state amplifiers; and servicing…

Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.

336

A Step beyond Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Metacompetence is the ability to plan, execute, monitor, and evaluate one's own learning. Outlines the relationship between metacompetence and cooperative learning, describes the analysis of learning tasks and the use of the SOLO (Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome) taxonomy as a means of evaluating quality of competence. Concludes that…

Slabbert, Johannes A.

1992-01-01

337

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

338

Training for Cultural Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the experience of evaluating a cultural competence workshop series for social workers practicing in a mental health care setting. The study used a pretest-posttest nonequivalent comparison group design, and evaluation was based on both quantitative and qualitative data collections. Between subjects analyses suggested that there were no differences between the intervention and comparison group after the intervention

Charmaine C. Williams

2006-01-01

339

Specific Job Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document consists of 12 separate folders each listing a set of job competencies for a specific occupation or function area (e.g. television, wood construction) that is the subject of vocational and technical education courses at the middle and high school level in the Seattle (Washington) Public Schools Vocational/Technical Education…

Seattle Community Coll. District, Washington.

340

FETC, TCEA Commemorate 25 Years of Serving Ed Tech Industry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There's only one way to prepare for all of the exciting things that the ed tech market has in store for 2005-- by attending a conference. That's why T.H.E. Journal hopes readers will join them at this year's FETC (Booth 1505) and TCEA (Booth 1934) conferences to help celebrate their 25th anniversaries. Overviews are provided for both conferences…

T.H.E. Journal, 2005

2005-01-01

341

Assessment of interruption cost to high tech industry in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major issue in utility system resource planning is to provide justification of new reliability levels. Electric service interruption cost is a key indicator of customer expectation and therefore reliability worth. Various surveys have been conducted for assessing interruption costs to different types of customers. To justify the investment on providing premium power for high tech industry, a survey aimed

Shih-An Yin; Chan-Nan Lu; E. Liu; Yu-Chang Huang; Chinug-Yi Huang

2001-01-01

342

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

343

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.

344

Western Iowa Tech Community College Survey of Employers, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents the findings of a Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) survey that asked employers to assess the skills of specific graduates employed and to provide detailed information about the jobs held by those graduates. The results were utilized to inform curricula decisions and satisfy a state program review mandate. Surveys…

Wacker, Mary Ellen; Nitzke, Joe

345

Tragedy at Virginia Tech: Trauma and Its Aftermath  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While college campuses are relatively safe environments, the promise of safety and security on campus was shattered by a single gunman on April 16, 2007. Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot 49 students and faculty, killing 32, before killing himself. The authors are psychologists and directors of university counseling centers; they…

Flynn, Christopher; Heitzmann, Dennis

2008-01-01

346

SciTech Clubs for Girls. [Annual] technical report  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Nogal

1993-01-01

347

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

348

COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF THE VIRGINIA TECH HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents steady-state (viscous) and time- accurate (inviscid) numerical solutions of the flowfield inside the Virginia Tech Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (VTHST) with a Mach 4 nozzle. The numerical solutions are obtained using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver named GASP. Comparisons between the steady-state CFD solutions and available experimental data are also presented in this paper. The first objective

Rui Chen

349

Tragedy at Virginia Tech: Trauma and Its Aftermath  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While college campuses are relatively safe environments, the promise of safety and security on campus was shattered by a single gunman on April 16, 2007. Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot 49 students and faculty, killing 32, before killing himself. The authors are psychologists and directors of university counseling centers; they…

Flynn, Christopher; Heitzmann, Dennis

2008-01-01

350

Intellectual Capital in Tech Industries: a Longitudinal Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on data collected over time on intellectual capital levels in three high-tech industries. Data are also presented on competitive intelligence activity in the same industries. These data shed light on the idea that knowledge management is more strategic than is commonly portrayed, with the level of development and sharing of knowledge depending on circumstances at the national,

Scott Erickson; Helen Rothberg

351

The Impact of a High-Tech Spy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Air Force colonel Stig Wennerström was the most dangerous spy to Sweden in the Cold War era. His espionage was found to have been especially crippling to the Swedish air defence and its high-tech systems. That is where repair work was seen to be most urgent. As the politicians turned down appeals for extra funding, it was up to the

Petter Wulff

2012-01-01

352

Internship M.S. Program at Texas Tech University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1996 the Physics Department at Texas Tech University has offered a novel M.S. option. The Master of Science with Internship (MSi) incorporates an extended internship in the microelectronics industry as a significant component of the degree program. Coursework prepares students to enter these internships and excel in the microelectronics industry. We have placed every one of our students in

Mark Holtz; Roger Lichti

2000-01-01

353

Embracing the Common Cause Advocating for Ed Tech  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a common response from educators confronted with the notion of advocating for educational technology funding. But, in a time when U.S. funding for Ed Tech is in danger of being cut from the budget, ISTE believes that all of its members, and in fact, all U.S. educators, must become advocates for our common cause. "Effective advocacy from…

Roland, Jennifer

2006-01-01

354

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

355

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

356

Operating a Successful PowerTech Creativity Contest  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 year to 414 in 2006 (3-4

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

357

Low-Tech Laser Learning: Can Less Be More?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines an alternative to high-powered, high-tech use of laser disk technology in teaching English as a Second Language. Points out that there has not been a rush to install this technology because of cost, scarcity of courseware, incompatibility of the various delivery systems and the time investment/technical expertise required of the teacher.…

Tatsuki, Donna Hurst

1997-01-01

358

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

359

Managing the Branch Corporate Sci-Tech Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The organization and definition of the branch corporate sci-tech library are discussed. Managing the branch library involves skills in the areas of research, subject expertise, collection development, supervision, time management and public relations. The branch library's relationship to the main library and the advantages and limitations of the branch library are covered. Future trends and quality issues for the branch

Judy Donovan

1984-01-01

360

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…

Tech Directions, 2012

2012-01-01

361

Strategic Marketing Management in Hi-tech Industries : A Stocktaking  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the 1970s, when management hoped to secure growth and success through classical diversification strategies, a new gleam of hope in the form of “high-tech” seemed to appear on the horizon. Encouraged by the remarkable success of young enterprises like Compaq or Lotus, and unnerved by constant talk of the erosion of the technological potential of Europe and the USA,

Martin Benkenstein; Brian Bloch

1994-01-01

362

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

363

Listeners, not Leeches: What Virginia Tech Survivors Needed from Journalists  

Microsoft Academic Search

Journalists covering the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech aggravated the trauma felt by victims' families and survivors, raising ethical questions about the role of media at major news events in an Internet-enabled era of continuous coverage. Some journalists breached professional norms by knocking on doors at 6 a.m., claiming a hidden camera was a breast pump and bullying reluctant interviewees.

Kim Walsh-Childers; Norman P. Lewis; Jeffrey Neely

2011-01-01

364

Lille takes lead in high-tech French recycling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lille, capital of the Nord region of northern France, believes in the virtues of selective sorting. To assure that its recycling efforts are successful, the city has appointed specialist French companies to develop high-tech solutions. As waste sorting in the city becomes more mechanized, refuse is now being collected by using refuse bins fitted with a silicon chip to aid

Larane

1995-01-01

365

Supporting High-Tech Crime Investigation through Dynamic Service Integration  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we introduce the idea of integrating high security level services to support law enforcement with high-tech crime investigation. We take advantage of a process-oriented approach to model the interaction between services according to SOA principles. This approach, called static integration, is sufficient for a broad area. In a homeland security environment, however, the situation poses new challenges.

Cezary Mazurek; Maciej Stroinski; Dariusz Walczak; Marcin Wolski

2009-01-01

366

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

367

LifeTech Institute: Leading Change through Transitional Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Through partnerships with four other state agencies, the LifeTech Institute was designed to provide life skills and technical workforce skills to male parolees. The purpose was to alleviate prison overcrowding, reduce recidivism rates, and prepare a trained workforce to supplement the demanding workforce needs of the state's construction…

Johnson, John A.

2009-01-01

368

The cobas p 630 instrument: a dedicated pre-analytic solution to optimize COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® system workflow and turn-around-time.  

PubMed

The cobas p 630, a fully automated pre-analytical instrument for primary tube handling recently introduced to complete the Cobas(®) TaqMan systems portfolio, was evaluated in conjunction with: the COBAS(®) AmpliPrep/COBAS(®) TaqMan HBV Test, v2.0, COBAS(®) AmpliPrep/COBAS(®) TaqMan HCV Test, v1.0 and COBAS(®) AmpliPrep/COBAS(®) TaqMan HIV Test, v2.0. The instrument performance in transferring samples from primary to secondary tubes, its impact in improving COBAS(®) AmpliPrep/COBAS(®) TaqMan workflow and hands-on reduction and the risk of possible cross-contamination were assessed. Samples from 42 HBsAg positive, 42 HCV and 42 HIV antibody (Ab) positive patients as well as 21 healthy blood donors were processed with or without automated primary tubes. HIV, HCV and HBsAg positive samples showed a correlation index of 0.999, 0.987 and of 0.994, respectively. To assess for cross-contamination, high titer HBV DNA positive samples, HCV RNA and HIV RNA positive samples were distributed in the cobas p 630 in alternate tube positions, adjacent to negative control samples within the same rack. None of the healthy donor samples showed any reactivity. Based on these results, the cobas p 630 can improve workflow and sample tracing in laboratories performing molecular tests, and reduce turnaround time, errors, and risks. PMID:22827959

Vallefuoco, L; Sorrentino, R; Spalletti Cernia, D; Colucci, G; Portella, G

2012-07-22

369

Pfizer Inc. And Progenics Alert Physicians And Patients To Information Related To Triad Group Alcohol Prep Products Included In U.S. RELISTOR Kit Packaging  

NASA Website

N.Y. – Pfizer Inc. and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have learned of a United States market recall of alcohol prep pads and swabs manufactured by the Triad Group. In the interest of patient safety, Pfizer and Progenics are alerting U.S. patients ...

370

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-02-18

371

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.

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Newsom-Stewart, Mhora; Sutphin, Dean

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Newsom-Stewart, Mhora; Sutphin, Dean

374

Social Competence and Early Intervention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The relationship between young children's social competence and the goals of early intervention programs is explored, focusing on the significance of peer-related social competence, the development of peer social competence skills in young handicapped children, the nature of assessment and intervention strategies, and the importance of the social…

Guralnick, Michael J.

1990-01-01

375

Testing for Competence. No. 76.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this article is to draw a distinction between qualification and competence. Although academic institutions, organizations, companies, and schools are focusing on competence development as the natural answer to new technical and societal demands, no one has provided a satisfactory operational definition of "competence." A dictionary…

Bierschenk, Inger

376

Organisational learning and competence development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is concerned with the formulation of a framework for understanding the development and change of the competences of firms. Today, there is near universal agreement that the competitiveness of firms rests on the (core) competences that firms possess. However, little attention has been devoted to the notion of competence development. In the paper, it will be argued that

Anders Drejer

2000-01-01

377

Guide to Marketing Course Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

378

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

379

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

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

380

Guide to Marketing Course Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

381

Strategic Competence and Language Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the notion of communicative competence, particularly strategic competence in English language teaching. Strategic competence refers to the individual's ability to use communication strategies such as paraphrase, circumlocution, literal translation, lexical approximation, and mime to get their message across and to compensate…

Rababah, Ghaleb Ahmed

382

Culturally competent healthcare systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

383

Present perfects compete  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a new look at the so-called ‘present-perfect puzzle’. I suggest that it is in fact part of a bigger problem,\\u000a which also involves simple past tenses. I argue that present perfects compete with simple past tenses, and that the distribution\\u000a of these tenses shows signs of the impact of this competition. The outcome of the competition is

Gerhard Schaden

2009-01-01

384

A clinical study comparing the skin antisepsis and safety of ChloraPrep, 70% isopropyl alcohol, and 2% aqueous chlorhexidine.  

PubMed

ChloraPrep (2% chlorhexidine gluconate + 70% isopropyl alcohol [CHG + IPA] in a 3.0-mL applicator) is a recently approved antiseptic for preoperative skin preparation. This controlled open-label trial assessed the immediate and persistent antimicrobial efficacy and safety of CHG + IPA compared with 70% IPA or a 2% CHG aqueous solution alone. Each antiseptic significantly reduced abdominal and inguinal microbial counts from baseline at 10 minutes, 6 hours, and 24 hours (P =.0001). CHG + IPA provided significantly more persistent antimicrobial activity on abdominal sites than IPA (P =.003) or CHG (P =.028) at 24 hours. No skin irritations were reported for any of the three antiseptics. PMID:12131506

Hibbard, John S; Mulberry, Gayle K; Brady, Ann R

385

Competing endogenous RNA database  

PubMed Central

A given mRNA can be regulated by interactions with miRNAs and in turn the availability of these miRNAs can be regulated by their interactions with alternate mRNAs. The concept of regulation of a given mRNA by alternate mRNA (competing endogenous mRNA) by virtue of interactions with miRNAs through shared miRNA response elements is poised to become a fundamental genetic regulatory mechanism. The molecular basis of the mRNA-mRNA cross talks is via miRNA response elements, which can be predicted based on both molecular interaction and evolutionary conservation. By examining the co-occurrence of miRNA response elements in the mRNAs on a genome-wide basis we predict competing endogenous RNA for specific mRNAs targeted by miRNAs. Comparison of the mRNAs predicted to regulate PTEN with recently published work, indicate that the results presented within the competing endogenous RNA database (ceRDB) have biological relevance. Availability http://www.oncomir.umn.edu/cefinder/

Sarver, Aaron L; Subramanian, Subbaya

2012-01-01

386

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

387

The Relationship between Intellectual Capital and High-Tech Firms' Development Ability: Evidence from High-Tech Listed Companies in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The principal purpose of this article is to investigate empirically the relation between intellectual capital and high-tech firmspsila development ability. Using data drawn from a sample of 111 high-tech companies publicly traded on Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchange from 2000 to 2006 and Pulicpsilas Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAIC) as the efficiency measure of intellectual capital, the author constructs two

Jin Shui-ying

2008-01-01

388

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-07-01

389

Dementia and legal competency.  

PubMed

The legal competency or capability to exercise rights is level of judgment and decision-making ability needed to manage one's own affairs and to sign official documents. With some exceptions, the person entitles this right in age of majority. It is acquired without legal procedures, however the annulment of legal capacity requires a juristic process. This resolution may not be final and could be revoked thorough the procedure of reverting legal capacity - fully or partially. Given the increasing number of persons with dementia, they are often subjects of legal expertise concerning their legal capacity. On the other part, emphasis on the civil rights of mentally ill also demands their maximal protection. Therefore such distinctive issue is approached with particular attention. The approach in determination of legal competency is more focused on gradation of it's particular aspects instead of existing dual concept: legally capable - legally incapable. The main assumption represents how person with dementia is legally capable and should enjoy all the rights, privileges and obligations as other citizens do. The aspects of legal competency for which person with dementia is going to be deprived, due to protection of one's rights and interests, are determined in legal procedure and then passed over to the guardian decided by court. Partial annulment of legal competency is measure applied when there is even one existing aspect of preserved legal capability (pension disposition, salary or pension disposition, ability of concluding contract, making testament, concluding marriage, divorce, choosing whereabouts, independent living, right to vote, right to decide course of treatment ect.). This measure is most often in favour of the patient and rarely for protection of other persons and their interests. Physicians are expected to precisely describe early dementia symptoms which may influence assessment of specific aspects involved in legal capacity (memory loss, impaired task execution, language difficulties, loosing perception of time and space, changes in mood and behaviour, personality alterations, loss of interests and initiative). Towards more accurate determination of legal competency the psychometric tests are being used. The appliance of these tests must be guided with basic question during evaluation: "For what is or is not he/she capable?" In prediction of possible dementia development, the modern diagnostic procedures are used as help for potentially demented individuals in order to plan own affairs and by oneself determine future guardian. This ensures the maximal respect and protection of rights among persons with dementia in order to independently manage life one step ahead of progressive illness. Finally, it is to be distinguished medical concept of legal capacity which is universal and judicial concept which is restricted by rules of national legal system differing from country to country. PMID:21755719

Filakovi?, Pavo; Eri?, Anamarija Petek; Mihanovi?, Mate; Glavina, Trpimir; Molnar, Sven

2011-06-01

390

Validating competency at the bedside.  

PubMed

Nurses' ability to practice is constantly challenged by changes in equipment, staffing, acuity, time constraints, and requirements of regulatory agencies. This article highlights an innovative approach to validate competency of registered nurses in a 380-bed hospital in the Midwest. Confronted with increasing demands to validate competency on high-priority issues, as well as in areas of high risk, educators developed a plan to verify competency by using an observed performance format. Although the specific competency was pain management, this prototype can be used for validation of other high-risk or high-profile competencies. PMID:12897536

Bradley, Dora; Huseman, Susan

391

Georgia Tech project accents rapid EMS design growth  

SciTech Connect

The Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) is developing an innovative energy management system which already has competitors on the market, although Hy-Cal Engineering and General Electric are considering marketing the Georgia Tech system. An in-house project begun in 1977, the Facilities Management System (GIT-FMS) is designed to save between 10 and 12% on energy costs and was undertaken because the school could not afford a comparable commercial system at the time. Georiga Tech wanted access to the software code and the flexibility to expand the system to state buildings. The GIT-FMS process control system transmits digital and analog information. As a state facility, it can license the technology or rights, but cannot market the system. (DCK)

Cooper, N.

1980-01-14

392

TasteTech - the taste of things to come  

Microsoft Academic Search

TasteTech’s CR100 process enables flavourings and ingredients to be microencapsulated as free-flowing powders and then released on a controlled basis during the food manufacturer’s process when the conditions are right. CR100 utilises carrier materials which have been tailored to suit the end foodstuff into which the flavouring or ingredient is to be added. The flavouring and ingredient components are injected

Roger Sinton

1998-01-01

393

ChemTechLinks: Alliances for Chemical Technician Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

ChemTechLinks (CTL) is a project of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Educational and International Activities Division and funded by the National Science Foundation to support and advance chemistry-based technician education. The project aims to help improve technician education programs, foster academic-industry alliances, provide professional development opportunities for faculty, and increase student recruitment into chemical technology. The CTL Web site serves

Tamara Nameroff

2003-01-01

394

The value drivers of high-tech consumer products  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the influence of the customer-value hierarchy model and social network on the perceived economic value of high-tech consumer products. This quantitative empirical study was conducted among Finnish households in early 2008 using the form interview method. The non-probability quota sampling method was applied. The data consisted of 453 completed questionnaires. Hypothesis testing was conducted by linear multiple

Juha Munnukka; Pentti Järvi

2011-01-01

395

New underwater acoustic tank facility at Georgia Tech  

Microsoft Academic Search

A large underwater acoustic tank facility located in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech has recently been completed. The facility includes a rectangular concrete water tank 25 feet deep, 25 feet wide, and 34 feet long containing around 160,000 gallons of water. There are three computer-controlled positioners: an x-y-z-theta positioner and a z-theta positioner mounted on carriages

Michael Gray; Ralph Herkert; George McCall II; Gary Caille; Van Biesel; John Bogle; Jayme Caspall; Steven Hahn; Adam Lamb; Thomas Logan

2002-01-01

396

GTNDSE: the GA Tech nuclear data search engine  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Georgia Tech Nuclear Data Search Engine (GTNDSE) is a perl script developed to assist in extracting nuclear data from a database of ENSDF-formatted A-chain data files. Operation of the search engine will be demonstrated with results from studies of horizontal systematics across the nuclear mass surface, including B(E2) values for all doubly-even nuclei from the database ( ˜3100 measured values).

Kulp, W. D.; Wood, J. L.

2003-10-01

397

TRUST-TECH based Methods for Optimization and Learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many problems that arise in machine learning domain deal with nonlinearity and quite often demand users to obtain global optimal solutions rather than local optimal ones. Optimization problems are inherent in machine learning algorithms and hence many methods in machine learning were inherited from the optimization literature. Popularly known as the initialization problem, the ideal set of parameters required will significantly depend on the given initialization values. The recently developed TRUST-TECH (TRansformation Under STability-reTaining Equilibria CHaracterization) methodology systematically explores the subspace of the parameters to obtain a complete set of local optimal solutions. In this thesis work, we propose TRUST-TECH based methods for solving several optimization and machine learning problems. Two stages namely, the local stage and the neighborhood-search stage, are repeated alternatively in the solution space to achieve improvements in the quality of the solutions. Our methods were tested on both synthetic and real datasets and the advantages of using this novel framework are clearly manifested. This framework not only reduces the sensitivity to initialization, but also allows the flexibility for the practitioners to use various global and local methods that work well for a particular problem of interest. Other hierarchical stochastic algorithms like evolutionary algorithms and smoothing algorithms are also studied and frameworks for combining these methods with TRUST-TECH have been proposed and evaluated on several test systems.

Reddy, Chandan K.

2007-12-01

398

A Backroom Mission Operations Center for TechSat 21  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The TechSat 21 satellite program is an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) technology initiative which has an objective to demonstrate and validate microsatellite cluster system concepts and enabling technologies. The primary experimental objectives are to demonstrate formation flying algorithms and technologies for clustered satellites, and to demonstrate autonomous cluster and spacecraft operations. TechSat 21 consists of three satellites which will fly in various configurations with variable separation distances. Command and control of a cluster of satellites with multiple heterogeneous experimental objectives poses several challenges from a ground perspective. To assist in operating TechSat 21, AFRL is developing a backroom Mission Operations Center (MOC) which will be capable of performing, among other tasks: planning and scheduling; command generation; state-of-health (SOH) monitoring; telemetry playbacks; fault detection, isolation, and resolution (FDIR); data storage; and payload data analysis. The objective of this paper is to describe the MOC architecture, highlight the key components, and outline its planned operational use.

Zetocha, Paul

2002-01-01

399

Competing technologies for thermophotovoltaics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Rose, M. Frank

1996-02-01

400

Low-Tech Competitive Advantages and the Role Of ProximityThe Danish Wooden Furniture Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The prevailing ethos of high-tech production makes it easy to forget that low-tech industries are not synonymous with low growth or low profitability. Even countries with some of the world's highest labour costs have based their economies on an ability to be competitive in labour-intensive, low-tech production. Furniture production is an excellent example of a huge and successful export-oriented European

Peter Maskell

1998-01-01

401

Outside board members in the 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 on board composition in start-ups, and more specifically high tech start-ups. This lack of research is surprising given that many high tech start-ups have multiple equity stakeholders such as venture capitalists or public research organizations, such as universities. Given that high tech

B. Clarysse; M. Knockaert; A. Lockett

2006-01-01

402

Success in Israeli high-tech start-ups; Critical factors and process  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper develops a model of the factors deemed critical for success in high-tech new ventures in Israel. Israel presents an interesting forum, geographically distant from main markets but richly endowed with human capital, new high-tech ventures are seen as an essential element of the economy. Yet, despite its importance, high-tech is characterised by risk and challenge. Consequently, a model

Schaul Chorev; Alistair R. Anderson

2006-01-01

403

Funding a high-tech start-up company through cooperations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a funding alternative of Swiss high-tech start-ups. What resulted from interviews with fourteen Swiss high-tech start-ups is that funding high-tech start-ups through cooperations is a valid alternative mechanism to venture capital, if the product is small and intended for a niche market. Venture capital dominates where complex products afford fast realization. Acquiring new cooperation partners requires more

D. R. Popovic; F. Fahrni

2002-01-01

404

Evaluation of high-tech enterprises' value based on the industry life cycle  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the analysis of characteristics of high-tech enterprises in each stages of the industry life cycle, this paper identify the key value drivers of each stage in the life cycle, and set up evaluating index system of high-tech enterprise based on industry life cycle. Then take high-tech enterprises in the stage of growing period for example, using the evaluation

Wang Xiao-wei; Suo Zhi-lin; Cheng Fu

2010-01-01

405

Asian Flu or Wall Street virus? Tech and non-tech spillovers in the United States and Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using TGARCH models, this paper finds that United States stock markets have been the major source of price and volatility spillovers to stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region during three different periods of the last decade: the pre-Long Term Capital Management crisis period, the ‘tech-bubble’ period, and the ‘stock market correction’ period. Hong Kong SAR, Japan, and Singapore were also

Jorge A. Chan-Lau; Iryna Ivaschenko

2003-01-01

406

Relationship between growth and R&D intensity in low-tech and high-tech Portuguese service SMEs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine if the relationship between growth and research and development (R&D) intensity is of a different nature in the context of low- and high-tech Portuguese service small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The System Analysis of Iberian Balance Sheets database is used. Based on the European Union's recommendation, L124\\/36 (2003\\/261\\/CE),

Paulo Maçãs Nunes; Zélia Serrasqueiro; Luis Mendes; Tiago Neves Sequeira

2010-01-01

407

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

408

Developing operational competence in purchasing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper contributes to the emerging theory of purchasing competence. First, it replicates and cross-validates the construct with five underlying supply-side competence dimensions of Narasimhan, Jayaram and Carter (2001), using telephone survey data from 200 high-turnover European companies. The addition of an IT Competence dimension to the construct is proposed and empirically validated. In response to the growing importance of

Adrian Done

2011-01-01

409

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

410

p16INK4A as a marker for cervical dyskaryosis: CIN and cGIN in cervical biopsies and ThinPrep™ smears  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim: To examine the potential of p16INK4A as a biomarker for dysplastic squamous and glandular cells of the cervix in tissue sections and ThinPrep™ smears.Methods: Immunocytochemical analysis of p16INK4A expression was performed on 22 normal cervical tissue samples, five cervical glandular intraepithelial neoplasia (cGIN), 38 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1 (CIN1), 33 CIN2, 46 CIN3, and 10 invasive cancer cases (eight

N Murphy; M Ring; A G Killalea; V Uhlmann; M O’Donovan; F Mulcahy; M Turner; E McGuinness; M Griffin; C Martin; O Sheils; J J O’Leary

2003-01-01

411

Adaptation and evaluation of the PrepFiler™ DNA extraction technology in an automated forensic DNA analysis process with emphasis on DNA yield, inhibitor removal and contamination security  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the initial step of the forensic DNA analysis process, the DNA extraction efficiency and especially the removal of potential PCR inhibitors is crucial for subsequent steps, e.g. quantification by real-time PCR and amplification of short tandem repeats (STRs). The protocol of the PrepFiler™ Forensic DNA Extraction Kit was optimized for the application on a Tecan liquid handling workstation Freedom

Peter Zimmermann; Kai Vollack; Barbara Haak; Michelle Bretthauer; Andrea Jelinski; Marga Kugler; Jessica Loidl; Werner Pflug

2009-01-01

412

Eating Competence: Nutrition Education with the Satter Eating Competence Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Satter Eating Competence Model (ecSatter) conceptualizes eating competence as having 4 components: eating attitudes, food acceptance, regulation of food intake and body weight, and management of the eating context (including family meals). According to ecSatter, supporting nutritional health requires establishing and maintaining positive…

Satter, Ellyn

2007-01-01

413

High School Competency Test Standards and the Definition of Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The implicit definition of competence and the inferential chain that links the standard-setting process to the decision outcomes of the method are considered for two classes of standard-setting procedures: those involving data-free judgments of items and those involving data-based judgment of items. The major underlying assumptions of competence

Jaeger, Richard M.

414

Competency-Based Education: Beyond Minimum Competency Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this book comprised of six chapters, multiple aspects of competency based education (CBE) are discussed contextually by various authors in terms of the current educational climate wherein the primary emphasis is upon learning outcomes rather than the process of learning itself. To illuminate the notion of competence, Chapter 1 presents:…

Nickse, Ruth, Ed.; McClure, Larry, Ed.

415

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

416

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

417

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

418

78 FR 52535 - Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Quali-Tech Products, Inc.; Bambermycins...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Quali- Tech Products, Inc.; Bambermycins; Pyrantel...withdrawing approval of four new animal drug applications (NADAs) held by Quali-Tech Products, Inc., at the...

2013-08-23

419

77 FR 5291 - Thermo Tech Technologies Inc., T.V.G. Technologies Ltd., and Visual Frontier, Inc.; Order of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500-1] Thermo Tech Technologies Inc., T.V.G. Technologies Ltd., and...current and accurate information concerning the securities of Thermo Tech Technologies Inc. because it has not filed any...

2012-02-02

420

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

421

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.

422

Career Competencies for Career Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

423

Advancing Competent Social Work Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Training Child Protective Services (CPS) workers for competency-based practice has received increasing attention in recent years. This article examines and critiques current approaches in CPS training. A new approach using computer-based training (CBT) programs to enhance competency of CPS workers is presented. Implementation issues of CBT, including costs, adequacy of computer technology, resistance to the technology and ethical considerations, are

Patrick Leung; Kam-Fong Monit Cheung; Kay M. Stevenson

1995-01-01

424

Closing the management competence gap  

PubMed Central

The success of any organized health program depends upon effective management, but health systems worldwide face a lack of competent management at all levels. Management development for health systems, particularly at the first line of supervision, must be given much higher priority by senior leaders and for investment. Human resource development leaders must be the advocates for making the investment in managerial competence.

Filerman, GL

2003-01-01

425

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

426

Drafting. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

427

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

428

Teachers' goals regarding social competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 what teachers could strive for. By means of a survey,

Annemieke Zwaans; Geert ten Dam; Monique Volman

2006-01-01

429

The Elements of Cultural Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although Native people remain invisible to many Americans, they are clients of helping professionals, willingly or unwillingly, in disproportionate numbers. In the last decade the human services literature has reflected a demand for cultural competence; yet the elements of cultural competence have not been clearly defined for specific populations. This article reports the results of a survey of Native American

Hilary N. Weaver

2004-01-01

430

Competencies of Foreign Language Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This list of minimal competencies for foreign language teachers is broken down into the following categories: (1) practical command of the foreign language, (2) language analysis, (3) culture, (4) teaching-learning process, and (5) professional. Each category has three parts: competence, indicator (a brief description of the activity or ability…

Hallman, Clemens L., Ed.

431

Information Competencies: A Strategic Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will discuss the need to integrate information competencies into engineering programs at the curriculum level. To support this argument, the various opportunities for library instruction available in academic libraries (and the relative effectiveness of each) will be reviewed. It will be argued that the most effective of these is curriculum-integrated instruction, which is competency based and strategic in

Honora F. Nerz; Suzanne T. Weiner

2001-01-01

432

Mathematics. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

433

Competencies Identification for Robotics Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tang, Le D.

434

Masonry. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

435

Grammar Competency and Business Communications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study sought to determine the relationship between grammar competency and success in a business communication course. Students completed a written English competency test consisting of 25 sentences, each with one of eight kinds of errors, including comma splice and incorrect pronoun reference. Students were then asked to choose the one…

Waltman, John L.

436

Supplemental Archeological Investigations of Lower Bayou Teche, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results of survey and archeological testing of six areas along Lower Bayou Teche, in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This project was conducted prior to planned dredging of the lower five miles of Bayou Teche. The objectives of this s...

J. A. Cohen R. Draughon R. C. Goodwin S. Hinks W. P. Athens

1991-01-01

437

Microvibration control of coupled high tech equipment-building systems in vertical direction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vertical ground motion induced by a moving train is one of the major sources of environmental loads that affect the normal operation of sensitive equipment installed in a high tech building nearby the railway. This paper investigates the microvibration level of a high tech building subject to nearby train-induced vertical ground motion and its mitigation using a hybrid control platform

Y. L. Xu; A. X. Guo

2006-01-01

438

Managing Capacity in the High-Tech Industry: A Review of Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article surveys a new generation of analytical tools for capacity planning and management, especially in high-tech industries such as semiconductors, electronics and bio-techs. The objectives of the article are to (1) identify fundamental theory driving current research in capacity management, (2) review emerging models in operations research, game theory, and economics that address strategic, tactical and operational decision models

S. David Wu; Murat Erkoc; Suleyman Karabuk

2005-01-01

439

A comparative study of schedule nervousness among high-tech manufacturers across the Straits  

Microsoft Academic Search

High-tech firms are facing multiple challenges in a competitive market. Among the multiple challenges, scheduling nervousness has been a critical issue concerning the high-tech manufacturers. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between the various schedule nervousness determinants (relationships with business partners, internal operation) and to study the impacts of schedule nervousness on the individuals dealing with

Kris M. Y. Law; Angappa Gunasekaran

2010-01-01

440

Developing Students' Literacy Skills Using High-Tech Speech-Generating Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article outlines practical techniques for developing literacy skills in users of high-tech speech-generating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. The recommended strategies are intended for general classroom teachers who teach literacy skills to students with typical speech. Many students who use high-tech AAC devices…

Wilkins, Julia; Ratajczak, Amy

2009-01-01

441

Evaluation of the independent innovation capacity in the high-tech industries of Henan Province  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an index system to assess the capability of independent innovation of high-tech industries. Then, this paper gives an evaluation of the independent innovation capability of high-tech industries by grey system theory. Finally, this paper provides the decision-making information to enhance the capability of independent innovation.

Nan Yang; Changqing Ding

2010-01-01

442

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

443

Masonry. Student Material. Competency Based Education Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Long, Diana

444

"Size Matters": Women in High Tech Start-Ups  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For those who want constant excitement, change, and rapid opportunities to have an impact in the technical world, start-up companies offer wonderful challenges. This talk will focus realistically on rewards and risks in the start-up world. An outline of the differences between the high tech start-ups and the academic and consulting worlds from a personal viewpoint will be presented. Size usually does matter, and in this case, small size can equal independence, entrepreneurship, and other advantages that are hard to come by in Dilbert’s corporate world.

Lackritz, Hilary

2001-03-01

445

Space and Tech: Welcome to Andrews Technical Services  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Space and Tech is a Web site that provides news and market analyses related to the aerospace industry, but perhaps its most useful resource is its database of launch vehicles, rocket engines, satellite constellations, and more. The database highlights specific systems, both existing and planned, and offers information about their operational status, milestones, and technical function. About thirty expendable and ten reusable launch vehicles are profiled. Other ventures, such as the unsuccessful Iridium satellite telecommunications system, are also featured. The database gives a fairly comprehensive view of current space operations.

446

Regional Layers: Low-Tech Geographic Information Systems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is designed to have students explore the physical characteristics of a hypothetical region through the use of a low-tech version of a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) map-overlay analysis (actually transparent overlays the students draw themselves). They will draw overlays of climate and landform regions of the United States using a printed outline map of the U.S. (provided) and answer questions about the number of regions on the map, their sizes and distribution, and possible relationships among the regions. They will end the activity by forming conclusions about the kinds of human development regions that could emerge from their physical regions.

2006-01-01

447

Developmental validation of the PrepFiler Forensic DNA Extraction Kit for extraction of genomic DNA from biological samples.  

PubMed

The PrepFiler Forensic DNA Extraction Kit enables isolation of genomic DNA from a variety of biological samples. The kit facilitates reversible binding of DNA with magnetic particles resulting in high DNA recovery from samples with very low and high quantities of biological materials: 0.1 and 40 microL of human blood (donor 2) provided 14 and 2883 ng of DNA, respectively. Following the revised SWGDAM guidelines, performance of the developed method was investigated using different sample types including saliva on swabs, semen stains on cotton fabric, samples exposed to environment, samples with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) inhibitors, blood stains (on denim, cotton cloth, and FTA paper), and touch evidence-type samples. DNA yields for all samples tested were equal or better than those obtained by both phenol-chloroform extraction and commercial kits tested. DNA obtained from these samples was free of detectable PCR inhibitors. Short tandem repeat profiles were complete, conclusive, and devoid of PCR artifacts. PMID:19302383

Brevnov, Maxim G; Pawar, Hemant S; Mundt, Janna; Calandro, Lisa M; Furtado, Manohar R; Shewale, Jaiprakash G

2009-03-16

448

Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, epithelial cell abnormality-adjusted workload, and the ThinPrep imaging system.  

PubMed

Previous studies have shown a negative correlation between screening sensitivity using the ThinPrep Imaging System (TIS) and epithelial cell abnormality (ECA) adjusted workload (ECA rate × actual slides screened/day) at the thresholds of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). We sought to determine if a similar correlation could be shown at the threshold of low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL). Using data in seven manuscripts from the literature that contain sufficient information, the change in screening sensitivity using the TIS compared with manual screening was negatively correlated with ECA adjusted workload (y = -3.75x + 54, R(2) = 0.104). Using the sensitivity of manual screening of 79% for manual screening at a threshold of LSIL from the original TIS trial, 100% sensitivity could be achieved at an ECA adjusted workload of approximately seven slides/day, the same workload that achieves 100% sensitivity at a threshold of ASCUS and slightly higher than the threshold for HSIL. We conclude that the ECA adjusted workload is a valuable method to assess workload for the TIS at the threshold of LSIL. Laboratories using the TIS should restrict workload to seven ECA adjusted slides/day (maximum actual slides/day = 700/ECA percentage). PMID:22807385

Renshaw, Andrew A; Elsheikh, Tarik M

2010-12-31

449

78 FR 52430 - Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Quali-Tech Products, Inc.; Bambermycins...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Quali- Tech Products, Inc.; Bambermycins...approval of four new animal drug applications...held by Quali-Tech Products, Inc., at the...Quali-Tech Products, Inc.''; and...PART 558--NEW ANIMAL DRUGS...

2013-08-23

450

Alumni Giving at Arkansas Tech University: College Experiences and Motivations to Give as Predictors of Giving Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of the "Lost Generation" alumni who ended their attendance or graduated from Arkansas Tech University (Tech) between January 1973 and December 1995 relating to their demographic characteristics, perceptions of college experiences, involvement with Tech after graduation, and attitudes…

Lackie, Mary Bane

2010-01-01

451

Competency courts: a creative solution for restoring competency to the competency process.  

PubMed

It is well accepted that jail is a poor setting for treating the acutely mentally ill, yet the number of mentally ill persons in jail has increased such that Los Angeles County Jail and Riker's Island in New York house more mentally ill than any psychiatric hospital. The number of mentally ill persons charged with a crime whose competency to stand trial is in question has also increased dramatically. Inefficiencies within the competency process result in mentally ill persons charged with crimes remaining in jail longer than necessary. One solution is "competency court", a specialty court within a mental health court. The same judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals staff both courts. By combining their Mental Health Court experience, they can work with the mentally ill using their expertise in competency law and processes, and thereby improve the competency process and reduce the unnecessary time that mentally ill persons spend in jail. PMID:19784943

Finkle, Michael J; Kurth, Russell; Cadle, Christopher; Mullan, Jessica

452

Optical sensor research at Virginia Tech Center for Photonics Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Optical sensors that can be used in harsh environments are desirable in a wide range of industrial and military applications where conventional measurement devices are difficult to apply due to the harsh environments. Optical fiber sensors have been demonstrated to be attractive for the measurement of a wide variety of physical parameters because of such inherent advantages as 1) small size, 2) an immunity to electromagnetic interference, 3) high resolution, 4) non-electrically conducting, 5) capability of responding to a wide variety of measurands, 6) avoidance of electric sparks, 7) resistance to harsh environment, 8) remote operation, and 9) capability of multiplexing. In the past two decades, fiber sensors have been demonstrated and developed. The optical sensor research at the Virginia Tech Center for Photonics Technology (VTCPT) has been mainly focused on the development of sensors for measurement of pressure, temperature, strain, acoustic waves, flow, electric partial discharges, surface mapping and 3-D temperature imaging. Most of these sensors are based on optical fibers, including silica glass fiber with various polymer and metallic coatings and single-crystal sapphire fiber waveguides. In terms of the optical parameters being modulated, these sensors could be approximately classified into interferometric, polarimetric, intensity-based, and wavelength-coded devices. This paper presents several examples of the sensors recently developed at Virginia Tech.

Wang, Anbo; Pickrell, Gary R.

2002-02-01

453

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

454

Administration of high school competency requirements for chemical and petroleum engineers  

SciTech Connect

Increased instructional demands on engineering schools for chemical and petroleum graduates, caused by variations in energy prices, has led to efforts to better define and assess the competencies of students entering these fields. The standard of measurement of these competencies is that of freshmen grade point average (GPA). Required competencies include problem-solving ability, computer literacy, a knowledge of mathematics, and communications skills. Correlations of GPA with other readily available high school transcript data of high school rank and SAT scores is the traditional predictor of success or nonsuccess, or degree of competency, for these students. This study was concerned with different combinations of predictors than the traditional ones presently in use. Data from 307 students enrolled in chemical and petroleum engineering at Texas Tech University between 1972 and 1977 were subjected to statistical analysis using the procedure of multiple linear regression. The following variables were found to be meaningful predictors of freshman GPA: (1) SAT scores; (2) high school rank relative to class size; (3) advanced placement status; (4) grades in high school science courses; (5) grades in high school mathematics courses. From these variables, five equations were developed for use by the counselor or advisor in placing or advising entering students. These predictive equations yielded an R/sup 2/ value of approximately 0.54.

Rollins, J.T.

1984-01-01

455

High-Tech Means High-Efficiency: The Business Case for EnergyManagement in High-Tech Industries  

SciTech Connect

In the race to apply new technologies in ''high-tech'' facilities such as data centers, laboratories, and clean rooms, much emphasis has been placed on improving service, building capacity, and increasing speed. These facilities are socially and economically important, as part of the critical infrastructure for pharmaceuticals,electronics, communications, and many other sectors. With a singular focus on throughput, some important design issues can be overlooked, such as the energy efficiency of individual equipment (e.g., lasers, routers and switches) as well as the integration of high-tech equipment into the power distribution system and the building envelope. Among technology-based businesses, improving energy efficiency presents an often untapped opportunity to increase profits, enhance process control,maximize asset value, improve the work place environment, and manage a variety of business risks. Oddly enough, the adoption of energy efficiency improvements in this sector lags behind many others. As a result, millions of dollars are left on the table with each year ofoperation.

Shanshoian, Gary; Blazek, Michele; Naughton, Phil; Seese, RobertS.; Mills, Evan; Tschudi, William

2005-11-15

456

The evaluation of maternal competency.  

PubMed

There is limited discussion of maternal competency in the consultation-liaison psychiatry literature. As awareness and reporting of child abuse is increasing, maternal ability to care for newborns is more often called into question. Maternal risk factors for harm and neglect have been identified, and positive signs of maternal ability have also been recognized as important to appraise. Specific domains in the maternal competency exam should be assessed by the psychiatrist, nursing staff, social work staff and pediatrician. The competency exam by the psychiatrist requires a sensitive and nonjudgmental inquiry into maternal behavior and thoughts. The authors present a case study of an inpatient maternal competency consultation that illustrates some of the dilemmas encountered. Future directions should include more involvement by psychiatrists in preventive efforts and interventions that focus on pregnant women at risk in prenatal clinics and in the community. PMID:11110117

Nair, S; Morrison, M F

457

Assessment of competency in anesthesiology.  

PubMed

Assessment of competency in traditional graduate medical education has been based on observation of clinical care and classroom teaching. In anesthesiology, this has been relatively easy because of the high volume of care provided by residents under the direct observation of faculty in the operating room. With the movement to create accountability for graduate medical education, there is pressure to move toward assessment of competency. The Outcome Project of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has mandated that residency programs teach six core competencies, create reliable tools to assess learning of the competencies, and use the data for program improvement. General approaches to assessment and how these approaches fit into the context of anesthesiology are highly relevant for academic physicians. PMID:17413920

Tetzlaff, John E

2007-04-01

458

Interpersonal Competence: The Wheel Model.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The essay proposed a wheel model as a means to conceptualize interpersonal behavior and relationships. The conceptual scheme was developed to explore an individual's interpersonal behavior in order to help him achieve interpersonal competence and self-act...

W. H. Fitts

1970-01-01

459

Closing the management competence gap.  

PubMed

The success of any organized health program depends upon effective management, but health systems worldwide face a lack of competent management at all levels. Management development for health systems, particularly at the first line of supervision, must be given much higher priority by senior leaders and for investment. Human resource development leaders must be the advocates for making the investment in managerial competence. PMID:14613525

Filerman, GL

2003-10-01

460

Molecular profiling of thin-prep FNA samples in assisting clinical management of non-small-cell lung cancer.  

PubMed

The discovery of new target treatments for NSCLC has led to a search for new genetic and epigenetic markers able to selectively predict response to these new drugs. Somatic mutations in EGFR and KRAS genes are routinely analyzed to predict response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), used in the treatment of NSCLC patients, whose efficacy depend on the presence or the absence of specific mutations. MicroRNA (miRNA) expression evaluation has been recently analyzed because of the involvement of these molecules in lung cancer pathogenesis and in drug resistance. Only 30 % of NSCLC patients present a resectable stage at time of diagnosis so tissue samples cannot be the only starting material for genetic and epigenetic analysis. Therefore, the possibility to use cytological sampling already used for diagnosis also for molecular testing is emerging. The aim of this study was to evaluate for the first time in lung cancer the use of liquid-based cytology both for EGFR and KRAS mutational testing and for the expression trend of some miRNAs involved in lung cancer pathogenesis: miR-21, miR-155, miR-7, and let7a. We enrolled 20 fine-needle aspirate (FNA) samples diagnosed as NSCLC, 10 FNAs without neoplastic cells, and tissue samples coming from 5 of the 20 patients who underwent surgery after FNA NSCLC diagnosis. All Thin-Prep processed FNA samples were evaluable for DNA and RNA analysis and results were compared with those of the small group of patients whose matched tumor histology was available. The mutational status of the EGFR and KRAS genes and the expression profile of the selected miRNA showed comparable results between FNA samples and histological tissues. Our results underline that cytological samples could give the same genetic information as that obtained from histological specimens and so could be collected to create a nucleic acids bank. PMID:23277327

Petriella, Daniela; Galetta, Domenico; Rubini, Vincenza; Savino, Eufemia; Paradiso, Angelo; Simone, Giovanni; Tommasi, Stefania

2013-07-01

461

Competency-Based Achievement System  

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

462

Petascale Simulation Initiative Tech Base: FY2007 Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The Petascale Simulation Initiative began as an LDRD project in the middle of Fiscal Year 2004. The goal of the project was to develop techniques to allow large-scale scientific simulation applications to better exploit the massive parallelism that will come with computers running at petaflops per second. One of the major products of this work was the design and prototype implementation of a programming model and a runtime system that lets applications extend data-parallel applications to use task parallelism. By adopting task parallelism, applications can use processing resources more flexibly, exploit multiple forms of parallelism, and support more sophisticated multiscale and multiphysics models. Our programming model was originally called the Symponents Architecture but is now known as Cooperative Parallelism, and the runtime software that supports it is called Coop. (However, we sometimes refer to the programming model as Coop for brevity.) We have documented the programming model and runtime system in a submitted conference paper [1]. This report focuses on the specific accomplishments of the Cooperative Parallelism project (as we now call it) under Tech Base funding in FY2007. Development and implementation of the model under LDRD funding alone proceeded to the point of demonstrating a large-scale materials modeling application using Coop on more than 1300 processors by the end of FY2006. Beginning in FY2007, the project received funding from both LDRD and the Computation Directorate Tech Base program. Later in the year, after the three-year term of the LDRD funding ended, the ASC program supported the project with additional funds. The goal of the Tech Base effort was to bring Coop from a prototype to a production-ready system that a variety of LLNL users could work with. Specifically, the major tasks that we planned for the project were: (1) Port SARS [former name of the Coop runtime system] to another LLNL platform, probably Thunder or Peloton (depending on when Peloton becomes available); (2) Improve SARS's robustness and ease-of-use, and develop user documentation; and (3) Work with LLNL code teams to help them determine how Symponents could benefit their applications. The original funding request was $296,000 for the year, and we eventually received $252,000. The remainder of this report describes our efforts and accomplishments for each of the goals listed above.

May, J; Chen, R; Jefferson, D; Leek, J; Kaplan, I; Tannahill, J

2007-10-26

463

The Acceptability and Feasibility of an HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Trial with Young Men who Have Sex with Men (YMSM).  

PubMed

BACKGROUND:: This study examined the feasibility of a combination prevention intervention for young men who have sex with men (YMSM), an anticipated target population for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). METHODS:: Project PrEPare, a pilot study using a randomized 3-arm design, compared an efficacious behavioral HIV-prevention intervention (3MV) alone, 3MV combined with PrEP (tenofovir/emtricitabine), and 3MV combined with placebo. Eligible participants were 18-22 year old HIV-uninfected men who reported unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) in the past year. Participants were screened for preliminary eligibility at youth venues and community organizations, and were also referred through social networks. Laboratory screening determined final eligibility. Behavioral and biomedical data were collected at baseline and every 4 weeks thereafter for 24 weeks. RESULTS:: Sixty-eight youth (mean age = 19.97 years; 53% African-American, 40% Latino were enrolled; 58 were randomized. Self-reported medication adherence averaged 62% (range 43-83%) while rates of detectable tenofovir in plasma of participants in the FTC/TDF arm ranged from 63.2% (week 4) to 20% (week 24). There were 5 ? Grade 2 adverse events possibly/probably related to the study medication. Sexual risk behavior declined from baseline to week 24 in all study arms. CONCLUSIONS:: The feasibility of enrolling at risk youth, particularly YMSM of color, into Project PrEPare has been demonstrated. The acceptability of the group intervention along with counseling and testing was high. Self-reported medication adherence and corresponding plasma drug concentrations were low indicating the need for enhanced adherence counseling. Exploration of PrEP use among youth in non-randomized, open label trials is warranted. PMID:23221985

Hosek, Sybil; Siberry, George; Bell, Margo; Lally, Michelle; Kapogiannis, Bill; Green, Keith; Fernandez, M Isa; Rutledge, Brandy; Martinez, Jaime; Garofalo, Robert; Wilson, Craig

2012-12-01

464

Comparison of Iodophor and Alcohol Pledgets with the Medi Flex Blood Culture Prep Kit II for Preventing Contamination of Blood Cultures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Iodophor and alcohol pledgets were compared with the Medi-Flex Prep Kit II for skin disinfection before venipuncture. Of 12,367 blood cultures collected, 6,362 were done with conventional pledgets and 6,005 were done with Medi-Flex kits. Contamination occurred in 351 of 6,362 blood cultures (5.5%; range, 3.7 to 8.1%) with conventional pledgets versus 328 of 6,005 (5.5%; range, 3.5 to 7.5%)

MICHAEL L. WILSON; MELVIN P. WEINSTEIN; LARRY G. REIMER; CHA FERNANDO; FRANCES T. MEREDITH; L. BARTH RELLER

465

Comparison of Iodophor and Alcohol Pledgets with the Medi-Flex Blood Culture Prep Kit II for Preventing Contamination of Blood Cultures  

PubMed Central

Iodophor and alcohol pledgets were compared with the Medi-Flex Prep Kit II for skin disinfection before venipuncture. Of 12,367 blood cultures collected, 6,362 were done with conventional pledgets and 6,005 were done with Medi-Flex kits. Contamination occurred in 351 of 6,362 blood cultures (5.5%; range, 3.7 to 8.1%) with conventional pledgets versus 328 of 6,005 (5.5%; range, 3.5 to 7.5%) with Medi-Flex kits.

Wilson, Michael L.; Weinstein, Melvin P.; Mirrett, Stanley; Reimer, Larry G.; Fernando, Cha; Meredith, Frances T.; Reller, L. Barth

2000-01-01

466

Emerging technologies in ANC at VAL-Virginia Tech  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This presentation will overview the development and application of three new active noise control technologies at VAL-Virginia Tech. Distributed Active Vibration Absorbers (DAVAs) consist of large area spring elements with embedded active elements and covered with a dynamic mass layer. Development of conformal DAVAs and their application to noise control in aircraft and launch vehicle fairings will be overviewed. New work in applying active control techniques to developing virtual acoustic systems and its application to virtual prototyping and virtual reality applications will be discussed. The development a modular, compact active noise control duct which utilizes very small active sources, transducers and a cost effective controller to reducing the total radiated sound from small fans will be presented. The application of the modular ANC duct to a small computer cooling fan will be presented.

Johnson, Marty; Fuller, Chris; Homma, Kenji

2003-10-01

467

Solar water heating -- guidance for small facilities. Tech data sheet  

SciTech Connect

Water heating accounts for a substantial portion of energy use at many Federal facilities. Of the total energy used, approximately 18 percent in residential and 4 percent in commercial buildings is for water heating; that percentage may be much higher for buildings with laundries, kitchens, showers, or swimming pools. Nearly all hot water in the United States is heated directly or indirectly through the combustion of some fossil fuel. Because of these dwindling, nonrenewable resources and stricter air pollution standards, it is recommended that Federal facility managers investigate and take advantage of existing solar water heating technology. This TechData sheet is to help activity personnel determine the feasibility, reliability, and cost effectiveness of domestic solar water heating systems for small buildings. With this guide, an energy manager can evaluate the various system options available.

Rocha, M.

1996-05-01

468

Texas Tech University: The Mammals of Texas, Online Edition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mammalogists and wildlife enthusiasts alike will find great value in this online edition of the classic text, _The Mammals of Texas_ authored by Drs. William B. Davis and David J. Schmidly. This very well-organized and comprehensive website is hosted by Texas Tech University and "incorporates the complete text and graphics content of the 1994 revision..." of _The Mammals of Texas_. For those unfamiliar with the book, it "contains information on the distribution, physical characteristics and life histories of the 181 species of Texas mammals. Included are photographs, a comprehensive set of distribution maps and identification keys to the orders and species of mammals found in Texas." Site visitors can browse the Table of Contents for general information regarding mammal study as well as specific information for different mammal species. Specific mammal pages can also be accessed by alphabetical species lists organized by both scientific and common names. Additionally, the site provides an engine for keyword searches.

469

Animal Management Technician. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

470

Exploring Issues in Culture and Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

A key element of Organizational Culture is members understanding of the nature of competence and the ways in which different constructions of competence are created by members and are negotiated. Within organizations and as a component of culture, understandings of competence have political, moral, and ethical dimensions. In this paper, there is an exploration of the complex relationships between competence

John McAuley

1994-01-01

471

Nurse Aide. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

472

Diesel Mechanics. 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 current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for diesel mechanics. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

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

473

Crop Producer. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

474

Machine Trades. 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 current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for machine trades. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

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

475

Rethinking competence systems for innovative organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information technology (IT) support for managing competence is based on a rationalistic view of competence. While these competence systems might work in rationalistic organizations, we argue that in more dynamic settings, such as in innovative organizations, the interest-informed actions that capture the emergent competencies of tomorrow require different types of IT support. We theorize about these two separate forms of

Rikard Lindgren; Dick Stenmark; Magnus Bergquist; Jan Ljungberg

2001-01-01

476

Nurse Aide. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

477

Machine Trades. 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 current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for machine trades. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

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

478

Counsellors' self-perceived multicultural competencies model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed to develop a UK instrument measure of counsellors’ multicultural competencies. Also, it intended to analyse to what extent multicultural competencies have an influence in counselling practice in terms of processes and interventions.The study was an expansion of the American multicultural competencies model, which related cultural competence to a combination of three factors: cultural beliefs, cultural knowledge and

Erika Glockshuber

2005-01-01

479

Diesel Mechanics. 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 current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for diesel mechanics. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

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

480

Establishing Competence: Qualification of Power Plant Personnel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chapman, Colin R.

1992-01-01

481

Assessing Core Competencies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Narayanan, M.

2004-12-01

482

Cal Tech's Program in Meteorology: 1933-1948.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) established a course of study in meteorology in 1933. It was intimately tied to the upsurge of activity in commercial and military aviation that occurred in the period between the world wars. The tragic crash of the airship U.S.S. Akron provided the stimulus for including meteorology as a subprogram in the aeronautics department at Cal Tech. Thoodore von K´rm´n, head of the department and director of the school's Guggenheim Aeronautics Laboratory, masterminded the design of the program and geared it toward the solution of practical problems using the principles of dynamic meteorology. One of his doctoral students, Irving Krick, was groomed to develop the program.Robert Millikan, head of the institute, fostered an approach to science that encouraged the faculty to consuit and work with industry. In this environment, Krick established links with aviation, motion picture studios, and public utilities that would set the stage for the research thrust in meteorology. The program was primarily designed for training at the master' degree level, and a significant number of the graduates became entrepreneurs in meteorology. Based on letters of reminiscence and oral histories from some of these consulting meteorologists, it has been concluded that the Millikan/von K´rm´n philosophy of science played an important part in directing the meteorologists into the private sector.Following World War II, Lee DuBridge replaced Millikan as head of the institute. DuBridge's efforts were directed toward making the small elite school scientifically competitive in the changed conditions of a postwar world. In this climate, the merging of private business with academic work fell into disfavor. Without champions such as Millikan and von K´rm´n,the meteorology program was unable to survive.

Lewis, J. M.

1994-01-01

483

Cleanroom energy benchmarking in high-tech and biotech industries  

SciTech Connect

Cleanrooms, critical to a wide range of industries, universities, and government facilities, are extremely energy intensive. Consequently, energy represents a significant operating cost for these facilities. Improving energy efficiency in cleanrooms will yield dramatic productivity improvement. But more importantly to the industries which rely on cleanrooms, base load reduction will also improve reliability. The number of cleanrooms in the US is growing and the cleanroom environmental systems' energy use is increasing due to increases in total square footage and trends toward more energy intensive, higher cleanliness applications. In California, many industries important to the State's economy utilize cleanrooms. In California these industries utilize over 150 cleanrooms with a total of 4.2 million sq. ft. (McIlvaine). Energy intensive high tech buildings offer an attractive incentive for large base load energy reduction. Opportunities for energy efficiency improvement exist in virtually all operating cleanrooms as well as in new designs. To understand the opportunities and their potential impact, Pacific Gas and Electric Company sponsored a project to benchmark energy use in cleanrooms in the electronics (high-tech) and biotechnology industries. Both of these industries are heavily dependent intensive cleanroom environments for research and manufacturing. In California these two industries account for approximately 3.6 million sq. ft. of cleanroom (McIlvaine, 1996) and 4349 GWh/yr. (Sartor et al. 1999). Little comparative energy information on cleanroom environmental systems was previously available. Benchmarking energy use allows direct comparisons leading to identification of best practices, efficiency innovations, and highlighting previously masked design or operational problems.

Tschudi, William; Benschine, Kathleen; Fok, Stephen; Rumsey, Peter

2001-04-01

484

Core Competency in Laparoendoscopic Surgery  

PubMed Central

Background: Concern about patient safety and physician competence was highlighted by the Institute of Medicine report, revealing the prevalence of fatal medical errors. There is also awareness that technical difficulties specific to laparoendoscopic surgery can cause medical errors. Reported herein is a review of the evidence pertaining to objective assessment of core competency components in laparoendoscopic surgery: cognitive skills, technical skills, surgical performance, and judgment. Methods: PubMed and MedLine searches were performed to identify articles with combinations of the following key words: core competency, competency, laparoscopy, training, assessment, and curriculum. Further articles were obtained by searching reference lists of identified papers and through personal communication. Conclusions: The available evidence suggests that it is currently possible to objectively assess core competency components in laparoendoscopic surgery: knowledge and clinical judgment with well-established tests and innate technical abilities with computer-based simulators with embedded metrics. Simulation training is conducted to a proficiency criterion regardless of the number of repetitions or practice hours. Reports indicate that skills learned on a simulator transfer to the operating room. However, to date, objective assessment of surgical performance can be obtained only through review of unedited video tapes of surgical procedures by disinterested experts as recently demonstrated by our Japanese colleagues in urology.

2006-01-01

485

NASA Showcases Green Tech at Palmdale's Thursday Nights on the Square  

NASA Website

Informal education intern Mia Nilo, a biology major at San Diego State University, explains the Green Tech Airfield exhibit at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif., to visitors during the Thursday Night on the Square activity in the Palmdale Civic ...

486

Q-TECH™ PROGRAMMER A COMPONENT OF THE S-ICD® ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... whenever the programmer is powered using the ... Q-TECH programmer remain connected to AC power. ... and keyboard with a soft, clean, dry cloth. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

487

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION REPORT THE PROTECTOSEAL COMPANY PIN-TECH BUBBLE TIGHT < 500 PPM RELIEF VENT  

EPA Science Inventory

The Environmental Technology Verification report discusses the technology and performance of a pressure relief valve for protection of storage tanks that operate at pressures of 15 psig or less. Four Pin-Tech Bubble Tight ...

488

Antecedent of HR Competencies and Job Performance: Required IT Competencies for HR Professional in Digital Era  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assimilated IT and HR literatures to investigate the relationships between IT competencies, HR competencies, and job performance for HR professionals. Drawing on a sample of 122 HR professionals from 8 financial service companies in Taiwan, our results show that IT competencies and HR competencies are positively and significantly associated with job performance, and HR competencies partially mediate the

Hung-Yue Suen; Hsiang-En Hsiao; Jiann-Min Yang

2011-01-01

489

Does R&D-infrastructure attract high-tech start-ups?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our research, based on the ZEW-Foundation Panel East, examines whether high-tech start-ups are mainly founded in scientific and infrastructural well suited regions or not. Estimation results on the level of postcode areas confirm the hypothesis that specific human capital, knowledge spillovers at higher-education institutions are more important for founding a firm in one of the high-tech sectors compared with the

Dirk Engel; Andreas Fier

2000-01-01

490

Does Antitrust Enforcement in High Tech Markets Benefit Consumers? Stock Price Evidence from FTC v. Intel  

Microsoft Academic Search

Antitrust enforcement efforts in the United States and abroad have been ramped up in high-tech industries, which has rekindled\\u000a older and largely unresolved debates concerning the appropriate role of antitrust enforcement in high-tech markets. This paper\\u000a evaluates the likely competitive effects of Intel’s conduct through two approaches: The conventional approach focuses on traditional\\u000a antitrust metrics in product markets: prices and

Joshua D. Wright

2011-01-01

491

Technological Entrepreneurship Patterns in Chinese High-Tech Firms: The Case of Lenovo  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is very important for high-tech firms to develop effective technological entrepreneurship in a highly competitive global economy. Based on a case study of Lenovo, a Chinese high-tech firm, this paper identifies three patterns of technological entrepreneurship (technology importation, cooperative R&D, and in-house R&D) at its three strategic phases. We also analyze its entrepreneurial opportunities to implement these technological entrepreneurship

Jingjiang Liu; Ying Wen

2009-01-01

492

A review of recent designs and developments for high-tech fashion in Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

High-tech fashion is a combination of two fairly new loves of Korea, technology and fashion, and is a theme and field that is already being studied and experimented with. This article discusses the recent high-technology fashion phenomenon in Korea and Korea's latest technological products and technological fashion products in comparison to foreign products, to examine the characteristics of Korean high-tech

Judy Park; Ji-soo Ha

2008-01-01

493

Housing price dynamics and convergence in high-tech metropolitan economies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper estimates the joint effects of spatial diffusion and high-tech industry transmission on housing prices. I find these effects are significant but generate different short-run dynamics and long-run convergence of housing prices. The spatial diffusion effect is instantaneous but short-lived, whereas the high-tech industry effect is persistent. The dynamics conclusion is supported by estimates of a dynamic panel model

Wensheng Kang

2011-01-01

494

On the correlation between non-financial value drivers and high-tech enterprises’ value  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main research in this paper is to use empirical analysis, namely use of structural equation modeling to conduct related research between non-financial value drivers with high-tech enterprisespsila value. This paper takes 215 companies listed on Shanghai and Shenzhen as sample to study the correlation between high-tech enterprisespsila value and five non-financial value divers like technology innovation, integrated human resources

Xiao-wei Wang; Ling-yu Wang

2008-01-01

495

Problems and Countermeasures of Zhejiang High-Tech Enterprises Industry-University-Institute Cooperation in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Industry-university-institute cooperation is an important means to accelerate technical development and achievements for high-tech enterprises. Considering that Zhejiang high-tech enterprises existed some problems which included low cooperative level, single distribution, weak secondary R&D ability, obvious risk and so on, government should play an guiding role on improving information service system, enhancing cooperative level, promoting scientific intermediary service organization system construction, and building better environment for Industry-university-institute cooperation.

Zhou, Qing; Mao, Chong-Feng; Hou, Lin

496

Motivating engineering freshmen with “buzz-words”: high-tech applications in introductory engineering courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conventional approaches to engineering education require that fundamental principles be taught in the freshman year and high-tech applications presented in the junior\\/senior years. This paper proposes an alternate approach wherein freshman engineering students are exposed to high-tech applications, suitably modified and with minimal theory, based on “buzz-words” that are propagated in the media. The authors believe that this approach will

Shreekanth Mandayam; Satish S. Udpa

1997-01-01

497

Business management software in high-tech firms: the case of the IT services sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of the paper is to analyse the acceptance of business management software by focusing on high-tech firms dedicated to information technologies and belonging to the service sector (IT high-tech firms). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors have applied an extended technology acceptance model (TAM) which includes variables related to technological compatibility and web procurement. It has been tested

Blanca Hernandez; Julio Jimenez; M. José Martin

2010-01-01

498

Developing Students' Literacy Skills Using High-Tech Speech-Generating Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article outlines practical techniques for developing literacy skills in users of high-tech speech-generating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. The recommended strategies are intended for general classroom teachers who teach literacy skills to students with typical speech. Many students who use high-tech AAC devices participate in grade-level instruction. Strategies based on the National Reading Panel's research-based findings for effective

Julia Wilkins; Amy Ratajczak

2009-01-01

499

Institutional transition and the financing of high-tech SMEs in China: A longitudinal perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines changes in Chinese high-tech SMEs’ access to both bank and informal finance in response to the institutional changes relating to the private sector and financial transactions. It draws upon two rounds of face-to-face interviews with the owners of high-tech SMEs and finance providers in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi covering two consecutive time periods: from

Li Xiao; David North

2012-01-01

500

NuTech and non-physician assisted suicide: a reply to Werth.  

PubMed

This article responds to J. Werth's (2001) concerns about lay person involvement in illegal, unregulated assisted death activities. The author disputes the necessity for a spiral of conflict between the NuTech assisted death activists and their opponents. He also challenges the idea that assisted death must be the dominion of medical control. To shed light on the respective arguments, the author proposes that empirical investigation into the use of NuTech death devices is required. PMID:11806411

Ogden, R D