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Abstract and research accomplishments of University Coal Research Projects  

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The Principal Investigators of the grants supported by the University Coal Research Program were requested to submit abstracts and highlight accomplishments of their respective projects in time for distribution at a conference on June 13--14, 1995 at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. This book is a compilation of the material received in response to that request. For convenience, the 70 grants reported in this book are stored into eight technical areas, Coal Science, Coal Surface Science, Reaction Chemistry, Advanced Process Concepts, Engineering Fundamentals and Thermodynamics, Environmental Science, high Temperature Phenomena, and Special topics. Indexes are provided for locating projects by subject, principal investigators, and contracting organizations. Each extended abstract describes project objectives, work accomplished, significance to the Fossil Energy Program, and plans for the next year.

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1995-06-01

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Abstracts and research accomplishments of university coal research projects  

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The Principal Investigators of the grants supported by the University Coal Research Program were requested to submit abstracts and highlight accomplishments of their projects in time for distribution at a grantees conference. This book is a compilation of the material received in response to the request. Abstracts discuss the following area: coal science, coal surface science, reaction chemistry, advanced process concepts, engineering fundamentals and thermodynamics, environmental science.

1991-06-01

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Research methodology : - A Project Guide for University Students  

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This book deals with how students should use of research methods in their university projects. It aims at helping students in developing comprehensive research strategies for their projects. It also provides introduction to issues of philosophy of science as applied in the social sciences. That is it provides them with a fair understanding of the root assumptions that guide researchers in their investigations and how these assumptions inform their theoretical thinking and choice of methods.

Kuada, John

2012-01-01

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Research Projects and Undergraduate Retention at the University of Arizona  

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The University of Arizona’s Astronomy Club utilizes its access to the many telescopes in and around Tucson, Arizona, to allow students to fully participate in a variety of research projects. Three current projects - the exoplanet project, the radio astronomy project, and the Kepler project - all work to give undergraduates who are interested in astronomy the opportunity to explore practical astronomy outside the classroom and in a peer-supported environment. The exoplanet project strives to teach students about the research process, including observing exoplanet transits on the Steward Observatory 61” Kuiper telescope on Mt. Bigelow in Tucson, AZ, reducing the data into lightcurves with the Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF), modeling the lightcurves using the Interactive Data Language (IDL), and writing and publishing a professional paper, and does it all with no faculty involvement. The radio astronomy project is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work with a professor on a radio astronomy research project, and to learn about the research process, including observing molecules in molecular clouds using the Arizona Radio Observatory 12-meter radio telescope on Kitt Peak in Arizona. The Kepler project is a new project designed in part to facilitate graduate-undergraduate interaction in the Astronomy Department, and in part to allow students (both graduate and undergraduate) to participate in star-spot cycle research using data from the Kepler Mission. All of these research projects and structures provide students with unique access to telescopes, peer mentoring, networking, and understanding the entire process of astronomical research.

Walker-LaFollette, Amanda; Hardegree-Ullman, K.; Towner, A. P.; McGraw, A. M.; Biddle, L. I.; Robertson, A.; Turner, J.; Smith, C.

2013-06-01

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Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Large-Scale University Research Projects  

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Both publicly and privately funded research projects managed by universities are growing in size and scope. Complex, large-scale projects (over $50 million) pose new management challenges and risks for universities. This paper explores the relationship between project success and a variety of factors in large-scale university projects. First, we…

Moore, Sharlissa; Shangraw, R. F., Jr.

2011-01-01

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CURRENT STATUS OF RESEARCH PROJECT ACTIVITIES IN MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES IN BULGARIA.  

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Full Text Available Introduction: In Bulgaria there are five medical universities: in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Pleven and Stara Zagora. Their main mission is training specialists in the fields of medicine and health care, increasing their qualification by means of postgraduate education and performing research activities. One of medical universities’ top priorities is encouraging research activities mainly aimed at preparation and implementation of research projects. Aim: The purpose of our study is to examine the current status of research project activities in Bulgarian medical universities.Material and methods: In order to define the science competitions related to Bulgarian medical universities we have applied a documentary and sociological approach. Results: Research projects that Bulgarian medical universities can apply for are divided into two groups – national and international. The most significant international projects are European ones since Bulgaria is an EU member state and this allows us to participate in such projects. Conclusion: Universities should strive for establishing even better conditions for encouraging application for research projects aimed at developing competent and experienced staff, even though the majority of them may not obtain approval for financing.The changes in the situation regarding Bulgarian science require the implementation and development of more research staff motivated to improve their knowledge and skills in the relevant dynamically changing competition and project field.

Svetoslav Garov

2013-07-01

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The JAERI and Universities joint project research reports on the 4th joint research project between JAERI and Universities on backend chemistry  

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In the Joint Research Project between JAERI and Universities on Backend Chemistry, the 4th-term researches of it were performed on sixteen themes from April of 1999 to March of 2001 under the four categories, i.e. Nuclear-chemistry and physical-chemistry properties of actinides', 'Solid state chemistry and nuclear fuel engineering of actinides', 'Solution chemistry and technologies for separation and analysis of actinides' and Treatment of radioactive waste and environmental chemistry'. The present report compiled the papers contributed to the Joint Research Project. (author)

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The JAERI and Universities joint project research reports on the 4th joint research project between JAERI and Universities on backend chemistry  

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In the Joint Research Project between JAERI and Universities on Backend Chemistry, the 4th-term researches of it were performed on sixteen themes from April of 1999 to March of 2001 under the four categories, i.e. Nuclear-chemistry and physical-chemistry properties of actinides', 'Solid state chemistry and nuclear fuel engineering of actinides', 'Solution chemistry and technologies for separation and analysis of actinides' and Treatment of radioactive waste and environmental chemistry'. The present report compiled the papers contributed to the Joint Research Project. (author)

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2003-02-01

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CURRENT STATUS OF RESEARCH PROJECT ACTIVITIES IN MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES IN BULGARIA.  

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Introduction: In Bulgaria there are five medical universities: in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Pleven and Stara Zagora. Their main mission is training specialists in the fields of medicine and health care, increasing their qualification by means of postgraduate education and performing research activities. One of medical universities’ top priorities is encouraging research activities mainly aimed at preparation and implementation of research projects. Aim: The purpose of our study ...

Svetoslav Garov; Maria Dencheva; Angelina Kisselova

2013-01-01

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The importance of knowledge on the evaluation criteria in university scientific research projects  

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Full Text Available Scientific research is part of any university mission, at least of big universities, as it represents the complementary element required by the learning process. A learning process based on engendering knowledge is much more valuable and competitive than a learning process which is reduced to a mere transfer of knowledge from the teacher to the students. The important universities consider that “the development of scientific research as a fundamental competence is essential for survival in a more and more competitive environment on global level and that is why, research should be part of the university mission”1. This study aims to highlight how important it is for the university members to be aware of the evaluation criteria for the research projects they undertake. For this purpose, I have interviewed a number of 55 persons, project managers and team members in the projects from the “Research for Excellency” program and the National Plan of Research, Development and Innovation PN II 2007 – 2013. Out of the evaluation criteria for research, the most important ones were considered to be the scientific quality of the project and the quality of the human resources involved in the project.

Cristian Toma

2010-12-01

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Emerging Voices in a University Pen-Pal Project: Layers of Discovery in Action Research.  

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Describes how a semester-long pen-pal project enabled 18 participating university language arts students, a class of first graders, their teacher, and the university instructors to become co-learners in meaningful, action research. Discusses insights about writing derived from the children's weekly letters. Presents an assessment rubric charting…

Ceprano, Maria A.; Garan, Elaine M.

1998-01-01

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Project: Collaborative Research Between Oklahoma State University and Fermilab  

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Several scientific projects were completed in the area of Theoretical High Energy Physics (Elementary Particles and Fields). The results obtained were published in refereed international journals and presented in several national and international conferences by the project personnel. A brief summary of these four completed projects and the results obtained are given: (1) Collider Physics and Extra Dimensions; (2) Unification and Extra Dimensions; (3) Supersymmetry, Anomalous U(1) Symmetry and Lepton Flavor Violation; and (4) Neutrino Masses and Mixings

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Modular Pebble Bed Reactor Project, University Research Consortium Annual Report  

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

Petti, David Andrew

2000-07-01

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Implementation of quality management in early stages of research and development projects at a university.  

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The ultimate objective of university research and development projects is usually to create knowledge, but also to successfully transfer results to industry for subsequent marketing. We hypothesized that the university technology transfer requires efficient measures to improve this important step. Besides good scientific practice, foresighted and industry-specific adapted documentation of research processes in terms of a quality management system might improve the technology transfer. In order to bridge the gap between research institute and cooperating industry, a model project has been accompanied by a project specific amount of quality management. However, such a system had to remain manageable and must not constrain the researchers' creativity. Moreover, topics and research team are strongly interdisciplinary, which entails difficulties regarding communication because of different perspectives and terminology. In parallel to the technical work of the model project, an adaptable quality management system with a quality manual, defined procedures, and forms and documents accompanying the research, development and validation was implemented. After process acquisition and analysis the appropriate amount of management for the model project was identified by a self-developed rating system considering project characteristics like size, innovation, stakeholders, interdisciplinarity, etc. Employees were trained according to their needs. The management was supported and the technical documentation was optimized. Finally, the quality management system has been transferred successfully to further projects. PMID:24523303

Fiehe, Sandra; Wagner, Georg; Schlanstein, Peter; Rosefort, Christiane; Kopp, Rüdger; Bensberg, Ralf; Knipp, Peter; Schmitz-Rode, Thomas; Steinseifer, Ulrich; Arens, Jutta

2014-04-01

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Decommissioning Small Research and Training Reactors; Experience on Three Recent University Projects - 12455  

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Decommissioning small reactors within the confines of an active University environment presents unique challenges. These range from the radiological protection of the nearby University population and grounds, to the logistical challenges of working in limited space without benefit of the established controlled, protected, and vital areas common to commercial facilities. These challenges, and others, are discussed in brief project histories of three recent (calendar year 2011) decommissioning activities at three University training and research reactors. These facilities include three separate Universities in three states. The work at each of the facilities addresses multiple phases of the decommissioning process, from initial characterization and pre-decommissioning waste removal, to core component removal and safe storage, through to complete structural dismantlement and site release. The results of the efforts at each University are presented, along with the challenges that were either anticipated or discovered during the decommissioning efforts, and results and lessons learned from each of the projects. (authors)

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Annual Report of the Tandem Accelerator Center, Nuclear and Solid State Research Project, University of Tsukuba  

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In 1977, 12 UD Pelletron tandem accelerator has been operated by the University's researchers and engineers. Except for the tank opening for regular inspection we met twice the troubles which forced to change the accelerating tube. The experiences teach us that it needs about 20 days to finish the conditioning after changing the accelerating tube. A sputter ion source of new version is now being installed on the top floor. Two devices for the detection of X-rays were tested. An apparatus for bombardment of samples in air for biological and medical sciences has been successfully used. The subjects of researches on nuclear physics cover the light-ion reactions, heavy-ion reactions and nuclear spectroscopy. A special emphasis has been put on the measurements on vector- and tensor-analyzing powers in the light-ion reactions, because of a higher efficiency of the polarized ion source. Elaborate works on the heavy-ion reactions including the angular correlation patterns and excitation functions have been made in parallel. Papers of these works are now being prepared, a few having been published already. Moreover, in the University of Tsukuba, a new research system, called Special Research Project on Nuclear and Solid State Sciences Using Accelerated Beams (Nuclear and Solid State Research Project) started in 1978 and will continue for five years. In this research project, researchers from various Institutes in the University of Tsukuba, as well as visiting researchers from other institutions in Japan and from abroad, participate. Using a variety of accelerated beams, i.e. of heavy, light and polarized beams, this research project aims mainly at the high excitation, short life, transient and inhomogeneous states both in nuclear and extra-nuclear world. It covers both fundamental research in nuclear, atomic and solid state sciences as well as their application in various fields. (J.P.N.)

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Group Project—Learning Research and Generic Skills for Life beyond University  

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Full Text Available Although research is usually not a goal of Pharmacy students, learning about the research processes is important, as graduates’ development and confidence in professional counseling will depend on critically interpreting the literature about new therapies. In addition to research skills, many universities are now placing more emphasis on assessable graduate attributes. In an increasingly competitive job market, writing, critical thinking, speaking, leadership and teamwork skills are all essential, as they prepare students for the workforce, especially in regional and remote locations. However their teaching and assessment can be a challenge to embed in content rich subjects. “Group Project” is an elective subject in the final semester of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at La Trobe University in Bendigo, Australia. Key features include: self-selection of the project and participating group members, supervision of small student groups, interview-style presentations, weekly reflections on progress and group processes, as well as peer evaluation of group members. Three case studies are discussed to illustrate students’ introduction to research within the support of the group and with guidance from their supervisor. In our experience, supervisor engagement played a large role in students rating the subject highly and their subsequent enthusiasm for research.

Sabine Wilkens

2014-02-01

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An Example of a Cooperative Project between Institutional Research and a University Department. AIR Forum 1982 Paper.  

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A joint research project between an office of institutional research and the education department at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is described. The study focuses on factors that might affect the scores of NCCU students on the National Teacher's Examination (NTE). The project enabled the education department to begin counseling NCCU…

Pratt, Linda K.; And Others

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Sustaining Community-University Partnerships: Lessons learned from a participatory research project with elderly Chinese  

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Full Text Available The strength of community-engaged research has been well documented in public health literature. It is recognised as a useful approach for eliminating health disparities by linking research and practice. While the framework of community-engaged research encompasses a broad range of research collaborations, community-based participatory research (CBPR places most emphasis on involving the community as a full, equitable partner throughout the collaboration. Despite growing interest in and demand for community-university partnerships, less attention is given to the issue of partnership sustainability. The purpose of this article is to present the challenges faced in sustaining a community-university partnership when conducting a CBPR project with an elderly Chinese population in Chicago’s Chinatown. Lessons and strategies learned from the cultural and linguistic complexities of the Chinese community are also detailed. In addition, based on a well-accepted sustainability conceptual framework, we reflect on the initial stage, mid-term actions and long-term goals of developing partnership sustainability. Working with the Chinese community required trust and respect for its unique cultural values and diversity. The cultural, social and environmental contexts within which the partnership operated served as critical forces for long-term sustainability: a culturally sensitive approach is instrumental in sustaining community-university partnership. Also discussed are the significant implications for evidence-based, impact-driven partnerships to develop culturally appropriate strategies to meet the needs of diverse populations. Keywords Community-based participatory research, community health partnerships, health promotion, Chinese Americans, ageing

XinQi Dong

2011-11-01

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JAERI-Universities joint research project on radiation safety in proton accelerator facilities. Outline of the project  

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JAERI-Universities Joint Research Project has been carried out since 2000 in order to study the radiation safety in high-energy proton accelerator facilities. Eight research groups joined in the project to tackle three major subjects, using a quasi-monoenergetic neutron field at TIARA facility of JAERI. Cross section data of elastic scattering and light charged particle production were measured for several tens MeV neutrons incident to the elements composing the human tissue. Absorbed dose distributions in a PMMA phantom were measured to verify the results calculated by some radiation transport codes. A rem counter-type monitor with a lead breeder layer within its moderator was tested in 40-70 MeV neutron fields. A new method of dose measurement for neutrons with energies from a few MeV to 100 MeV has been developed applying the spectrum weighted function to a liquid organic scintillator. The energy response of neutron track detector and superheated drop detector was examined to develop a neutron dosimeter that is applicable to the energy region more than 20 MeV. In the study on internal dosimetry for airborne radionuclides, particle size distribution of radioactive aerosols and chemical forms of radioactive gases in the air were measured for irradiation of several tens MeV neutrons. (author)

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University of Alberta Flare Research Project : interim report November 1996-Jun 2000  

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The Flare Research Project at the University of Alberta is an ongoing multi year study into the emissions, combustion process and fluid mechanics related to flaring, which is commonly used in the energy and petrochemical industries to dispose of unwanted combustible gases by burning them in an open flame. This report focused on the emissions and efficiency of flares under operating conditions typical of solution gas flares. While most solution gas produced in Alberta is conserved, it is estimated that 6 per cent of these gases are flared with significant changes in the volumes flared from site to site. The median volume of flared or vented gas was approximately 60,300 m3/year and 95 per cent of battery sites flare and vent less than 1,000,000 m3/year. The goal of this project is to experimentally study the scaled-down generic pipe flares under well-controlled conditions to better understand the performance of flares. Research was conducted in a closed-loop wind tunnel to determine the effects of wind on flaring. Other objectives of the research are to develop methods for measuring the overall combustion efficiency of flares with either gaseous flare streams or those containing liquid droplets. Models for the scaling of plumes that disperse the products of combustion from flares as a function of wind speed, exit velocity and flare stack diameter were also examined. And finally, this research project measured the emissions of selected toxic compouned the emissions of selected toxic compounds in both their vapor and soot phases. 38 refs., 10 tabs., 56 figs

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The importance of knowledge on the evaluation criteria in university scientific research projects  

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Scientific research is part of any university mission, at least of big universities, as it represents the complementary element required by the learning process. A learning process based on engendering knowledge is much more valuable and competitive than a learning process which is reduced to a mere transfer of knowledge from the teacher to the students. The important universities consider that “the development of scientific research as a fundamental competence is essential for survival in ...

Cristian Toma

2010-01-01

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University Of Alberta Flare Research Project: final report November 1996 - September 2004. 2. ed.  

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This research program examined the emissions, combustion processes, and fluid mechanics related to flaring. This report focuses on the emissions and efficiencies of flares under operating conditions typical of solution gas flares. The topic of solution gas flaring and the environmental concerns associated with these flares is introduced. The research goals of the project, the approach adopted to conduct the research, and the specific objectives of the report are also presented. Generic pipe flares under well-controlled conditions were studied experimentally in order to understand the performance of flares in general. The research was conducted in wind tunnels where the wind speed, from a known direction, could be set to provide for control over the wind. The laboratory setting also allowed the researchers to blend together different gases to create a varied, but known, flare stream for testing. The majority of these tests were conducted at the University of Alberta within the confines of a closed-loop wind tunnel to test reduced-scale flares. This provided the foundation for subsequent testing and modeling regarding the characterization of flare performance. Experiments were also conducted at the National Research Council in Ottawa to test full-scale flares in a single-pass wind tunnel which served to verify and extend the experimental work accomplished at the University of Alberta. The study showed that smoking flares, a visible indication of soot being emitted, needble indication of soot being emitted, need to be avoided and that fuel droplets in the flare stream enhance the robustness of combustion and result in reduced inefficiencies. The final conclusion is that the combustion efficiency of unassisted solution gas flares could be very high and the emissions of potentially toxic compounds could be very low as long as the flare stream being burned has a relatively high energy density (approximately 20 MJ/m3 or higher), the flare stack size is designed appropriately for the flow rate of flare gas to maintain a reasonable minimum exit velocity in the order of 1 m/s, the composition of the flare stream has a low propensity to form and emit soot, and the flare stream does not contain materials that form other toxic compounds, such as chlorine in salt water. 52 refs., 15 tabs., 102 figs

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University/industry research  

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The problems encountered in mixing industrial and university research goals can be major, but so can the benefits. The National Science Board (NSB) recently released a report on “University-Industry Research Relationships: Selected Studies” (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1983). It is an analysis of the much-discussed new trend toward increased industrial funding of university research projects.University laboratories cannot generally solve industry's R&D problems. Success for the corporation in sponsoring academic research is realized in the value of cooperative research programs as training exercises for future industrial scientists. An occasional patent arising from such a project is considered an added benefit, not a primary goal.

Bell, Peter M.

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Proceedings of the seminar on the joint research project between JAERI and Universities. 'Actinide researches for 21st century - fusion between chemistry and engineering'. August 20-21, 1999, Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Japan  

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The Seminar on the Joint Research Project between JAERI and Universities was held in Tokai, August 20-21, 1999, to discuss future perspectives of the actinide researches for the nuclear fuel cycle. The papers related to the Joint Research Project on the Backend Chemistry were presented and discussed. The present report complies the papers contributed to the Seminar. (author)

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2000-06-01

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Proceedings of the seminar on the joint research project between JAERI and Universities. 'Actinide researches for 21st century - fusion between chemistry and engineering'. August 20-21, 1999, Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Japan  

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The Seminar on the Joint Research Project between JAERI and Universities was held in Tokai, August 20-21, 1999, to discuss future perspectives of the actinide researches for the nuclear fuel cycle. The papers related to the Joint Research Project on the Backend Chemistry were presented and discussed. The present report complies the papers contributed to the Seminar. (author)

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Basic research projects  

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The research programs under the cognizance of the Office of Energy Research (OER) are directed toward discovery of natural laws and new knowledge, and to improved understanding of the physical and biological sciences as related to the development, use, and control of energy. The ultimate goal is to develop a scientific underlay for the overall DOE effort and the fundamental principles of natural phenomena so that these phenomena may be understood, and new principles, formulated. The DOE-OER outlay activities include three major programs: High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Basic Energy Sciences. Taken together, these programs represent some 30 percent of the Nation's Federal support of basic research in the energy sciences. The research activities of OER involve more than 6,000 scientists and engineers working in some 17 major Federal Research Centers and at more than 135 different universities and industrial firms throughout the United States. Contract holders in the areas of high-energy physics, nuclear physics, materials sciences, nuclear science, chemical sciences, engineering, mathematics geosciences, advanced energy projects, and biological energy research are listed. Funding trends for recent years are outlined

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Planning a research project.  

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The planning stage of any research project is one of the most important stages in the research process. This article offers insight into the important issues a researcher needs to consider when planning his or her research, including how to develop a research protocol, obtaining research funding, seeking academic, peer and social support, gaining research ethics and governance approval and planning a research schedule. Careful planning ensures that the research project is achievable and can be completed on time, with the funding available. PMID:25758518

Gelling, Leslie; Engward, Hilary

2015-03-11

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Catalogue of research projects  

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The Centre for Materials Science serves as an umbrella for organizations involved in materials research at the two Universities and at certain branch institutes in the Gothenburg region. The general goal of the Centre is to promote materials research among the member organizations and to provide a link to industry and to the society at large. Members of the Centre work on most aspects of modern materials research, ranging from single-atom manipulation and theoretical simulations to biomaterials and production engineering. In order to give a presentation of the members and their research, the Centre produces an inventory of materials research projects approximately every four years. The 1993 issue is somewhat more extensive than previous editions, detailing e.g. also scientific equipment and listing work published during the past four years. The register covers the following main headings: General materials and surface science; Materials chemistry; Polymers and fibres; Biomaterials; Clusters and fine particles; Electronic and opto-electronic materials; Superconductors and nanometer structures; Ceramics; Metals; Building materials; Production and materials processing

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Undergraduate research in nuclear physics in Youngstown State University's Isomer Physics Project  

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Experimental research into the interaction of isomeric nuclei with the electromagnetic field has been conducted by the YSU Isomer Physics Project for more than a decade. Among the numerous studies have been a detailed investigation of the induced depletion of nature's rarest isotope, ^180Ta, and the characterization of a new 2.29 s isomer in ^174Tm. The backbone of these efforts has been comprised of undergraduate students from a variety of majors, performing experiments at facilities such as SPring-8 (Japan), Argonne National Laboratory (with Gammasphere), TRIUMF (Canada) and YSU's own X-ray Effects Laboratory (XEL). This talk with briefly survey the involvement of undergraduate students in this work.

Carroll, James

2007-10-01

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Summary of current research projects at the Atominstitute of the Austrian Universities  

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The 250 kW TRIGA Mark II reactor Vienna, with pulsing capability up to 250 MW is used as a university reactor for basic and applied research, education and training. The reactor is presently operated with a mixed core using 72 standard TRIGA fuel elements, 54 of them are still from first criticality (Al-clad), 9 of them were added later (SST-clad) and 9 are FLIP elements in the C ring. As experimental facilities, four beam tubes, one thermal column, one neutron radiography collimator installed in the previous thermalizing column, one slow and one fast pneumatic transfer system and five irradiation tubes are available. The experimental facilities are mainly used for students' education and training. Industrial research and routine service irradiations are only performed if a certain amount of scientific output can be expected. In many cases special experiments are designed and tested at the Atominstitute and later on transferred to more powerful neutron sources such as the ILL high flux reactor in Grenoble/France

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Proceedings of the symposium on the joint research project between JAERI and Universities. Status and perspective of the advanced radiation technology project  

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This report describes the Proceedings of the Symposium on the Joint Research Project between JAERI and Universities -Status and Perspective of the Advanced Radiation Technology Project-, held at Tokyo on January 27, 1999. After a series of conferences which had been held at the second or third year to present the main activities of this unique collaborative project system, the symposium was particularly focused on critical reviewing of the project and on its future. The scientific papers presented were the recent achievements in the themes: 1) nuclear spectroscopy and nuclear materials science with an isotope separator on-line; 2) radiation shielding and nuclear data for use of accelerators; 3) materials analysis methods using ion beams; 4) microstructure in polymer materials irradiated with ions; 5) effects of transmutation products in fusion-reactor materials; 6) physiological study of plants using positron-emitting isotopes. The new theme titled 'Development and application of micro PIXE analysis in the atmospheric pressure' was proposed. Eight panelists discussed the future of the project. The 17 papers are indexed individually. (J.P.N.)

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2000-06-01

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Proceedings of the symposium on the joint research project between JAERI and Universities. Status and perspective of the advanced radiation technology project  

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This report describes the Proceedings of the Symposium on the Joint Research Project between JAERI and Universities -Status and Perspective of the Advanced Radiation Technology Project-, held at Tokyo on January 27, 1999. After a series of conferences which had been held at the second or third year to present the main activities of this unique collaborative project system, the symposium was particularly focused on critical reviewing of the project and on its future. The scientific papers presented were the recent achievements in the themes: 1) nuclear spectroscopy and nuclear materials science with an isotope separator on-line; 2) radiation shielding and nuclear data for use of accelerators; 3) materials analysis methods using ion beams; 4) microstructure in polymer materials irradiated with ions; 5) effects of transmutation products in fusion-reactor materials; 6) physiological study of plants using positron-emitting isotopes. The new theme titled 'Development and application of micro PIXE analysis in the atmospheric pressure' was proposed. Eight panelists discussed the future of the project. The 17 papers are indexed individually. (J.P.N.)

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Annual report of the Tandem Accelerator Center, Nuclear and Solid State Research Project, University of Tsukuba  

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During the academic year 1980 - 1981, the 12 UD Pelletron tandem accelerator in UTTAC has experienced several troubles. The accelerator tank had to be opened six times including the scheduled overhaul. Due to these troubles, both the beam time and the chain operation time were reduced by 20% as compared with the preceding year. However, the beam pulsing system was completed, and pulsed beam has been in use. The polarized ion source and the sputter ion source have worked well. A heavy ion booster with interdigital H-structure was designed, and has been under construction. Special efforts have been exerted on the detectors and detector systems. The examples of the achievements mainly associated with the Nuclear and Solid State Research Project are enumerated as follows. The complete experiment on d-p system provided the data on nuclear three body problem. The information about the mechanism of two-nucleon transfer reaction (p,t) was obtained. The mechanisms of (p,p) and (p,d) reactions were clarified. The experiment on the measurement of the magnetic moment of ?-emitting products with polarized beam began. The properties of very highly excited states were clarified by the study of heavy ion-induced reactions. A new model for heavy ion fusion reaction was proposed. The mechanism of inner shell ionization was clarified by passing heavy ions through solids. (Kako, I.)

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Student Research Projects.  

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Student research projects are open-ended questions or sets of questions intended to give undergraduate students experience doing introductory mathematical research. Proposed is an investigation of a Faro shuffle that is performed by cutting the deck exactly in half and then perfectly interleaving the cards of the two halves. (Author/JJK)

Bivens, Irl C., Ed.

1991-01-01

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Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities  

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This final report describes the R&D activities and projects conducted for NASA under the 6-year NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities grant program. Contained within this report are summaries of the overall activities, one-page description of all the reports funded under this program and all of the individual reports from each of the 29 projects supported by the effort. The R&D activities cover hydrogen technologies related to production, cryogenics, sensors, storage, separation processes, fuel cells, resource assessments and education. In the span of 6 years, the NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities program funded a total of 44 individual university projects, and employed more than 100 faculty and over 100 graduate research students in the six participating universities. Researchers involved in this program have filed more than 20 patents in all hydrogen technology areas and put out over 220 technical publications in the last 2 years alone. This 6 year hydrogen research program was conducted by a consortium of six Florida universities: Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, and University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) of the University of Central Florida managed the research activities of all consortium member universities except those at the University of Florida. This report does not include any of the programs or activities conducted at the University of Florida, but can be found in NASA/CR-2008-215440-PART 1-3.

Block, David L.; T-Raissi, Ali

2009-01-01

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Development of a project management methodology for use in a university-industry collaborative research environment  

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This study examines the growth, need for and demands on university-industry collaborative (UIC) partnerships as a vehicle for the nation?s development through technological innovation. In Malaysia, gaps and weaknesses exist when compared to best practices, these limit the establishment and overall effectiveness of UICs. In the Malaysian context, UICs are by no means a new phenomenon, however the approaches adopted, the success stories and related issues have not received significant academi...

Chin, Christina May May

2012-01-01

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Small World Project: Columbia University  

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In 1967, social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted an important experiment to test the hypothesis that members of any large social network would be inevitably connected to each other through short chains of intermediate acquaintances. His results, now a part of popular culture and common parlance, was that the average lengths of the resulting acquaintance chains was approximately six. This "six degrees of separation" hypothesis is now being tested (using email) by Professor Duncan J. Watts and his colleagues at Columbia University. Professor Watts and his team hope "to test not only average properties of lengths of acquaintance chains, but also the distribution of lengths, along with the effect of race, class, nationality, occupation, and education." From the project Web site, visitors can read about the details of the project, examine papers published based on their current research, and learn more about each member of the research team.

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Invited series of talks and lectures at Yale University (USA) on Rolf Nordahl's research : Presentation of Rolf Nordahls research on Presence and the "Natural Interactive Walking" project (FET OPEN, FP7)  

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Rolf Nordahl , Medialogy in Copenhagen, will be giving an invited series of lectures at Yale University, Connecticut, USA in the last week of March, 2010. Rolf has been invited to give talks to Professors, research fellows, Ph.D.'s and graduate students of Yale University (USA), on his research in several topics. The lectures will address his innovative experiments on using methods from Film and Filmsound to inform research in Computer Games and Virtual Reality applications with real-life examples from the Natural Interactive Walking (NIW) project - a EU-funded project headed at Aalborg University Copenhagen by himself and Associate Professor Stefania Serafin.

Nordahl, Rolf

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Environmental Research Project  

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The assignment is the development of scientific research project proposal, tailored to a specific range of course-appropriate topics and mimicked after current calls for NSF proposals in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or Low temperature geochemistry. Project components include a one paragraph pitch, submission of a draft for peer-review, and submission of the final proposal with a response to peer comments. A final, oral or poster presentation is an optional component. This is a multi-week assignment, and typically a significant componenent of the course grade.

Colin Robins

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Annual report of the Tandem Accelerator Center, Nuclear and Solid State Research Project, University of Tsukuba  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

During the academic year of 1978 to 1979, the 12 UD pelletron tandem accelerator has operated successfully. Ion species used were polarized p, polarized d, ?(from the polarized ion source), p, d, 16O and 18O (from the direct extraction ion source), and C, O, Cu and Au (from the sputtering ion source). Improvements were made in the detector and data acquisition system. The data handling system 'SHINE' was completed and is in full operation. Research works are reported in individual summaries under the following chapters: accelerator and beam transport system, general equipments nuclear physics, atomic and solid-state physics, and biological and medical science and others. (Mori, K.)

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University of Rochester Biomedical and Environmental Research Project: brief description of research papers accepted for publication during 1974. Annual report  

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Brief descriptions of research papers are presented under the following headings: internal emitters and mineral metabolism; aerosols; inhalation;cancer research; toxicology and membrane function; chemical toxicity; animal radiobiology; radiation toxicity; molecular genetics; and molecular and cellular radiobiology. (U.S.)

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Motivating University Researchers  

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This paper presents an empirical investigation into how universities approach the need and means for motivating university researchers through their management practices. The role of work motivation for this group deserves attention because pressures from outside and within the universities are said to have made university research less of a…

Hendriks, Paul; Sousa, Celio

2008-01-01

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Assessment of capacity for Health Policy and Systems Research and Analysis in seven African universities: results from the CHEPSAA project  

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The importance of health policy and systems research and analysis (HPSR+A) is widely recognized. Universities are central to strengthening and sustaining the HPSR+A capacity as they teach the next generation of decision-makers and health professionals. However, little is known about the capacity of universities, specifically, to develop the field. In this article, we report results of capacity self- assessments by seven universities within five African countries, conducted through the Consort...

Mirzoev, Tolib; Le?, Gillian; Green, Andrew; Orgill, Marsha; Komba, Adalgot; Esena, Reuben K.; Nyapada, Linet; Uzochukwu, Benjamin; Amde, Woldekidan K.; Nxumalo, Nonhlanhla; Gilson, Lucy

2013-01-01

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Geomorphology Field Research Project  

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The goal of this research project is to allow students to integrate and apply their geomorphic knowledge in a comprehensive study of a local landscape system. In this project, students investigate the origin and significance of a series of flat-topped mesas and isolated hills that rise above the gently sloping surface of alluvial fans along the San Gabriel Mountain foothills. Students work as part of a research team of 3 or 4 members. Each team is assigned a different field area and conduct a comprehensive geomorphic investigation of landforms within that area. Team members are expected to work collaboratively to formulate a research plan, complete a background literature search, and conduct independent fieldwork outside of class time. Each team divides up responsibilities as they see fit. At the end of the quarter, each team presents the results of their research in an oral presentation in front of the class, and in a professional written report submitted to the professor. Designed for a geomorphology course

Jeff Marshall

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Harvard Family Research Project  

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

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Research Podcast Project  

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This assignment is a small, independent research project to be conducted by the students in a moderately large, introductory geology lecture class. It uses the Moodle workshop module and the particular software and hardware available on Bryn Mawr College's campus in 2012, but is widely adaptable to other settings and resources. This project represents an updated assignment and, based on outcomes, a dramatic improvement over past research presentation projects used in our Geology 101 class (i.e. written papers and poster sessions). While the level of instructor preparation necessary is high for the first time this project is implemented, rewards are likewise high and preparations in subsequent years are relatively straightforward. A set of instructions that can be modified and provided to students is available under the assignment heading below. × Hide Caption Screen capture image of the admin view of the successful Moodle workshop activity after it has been fully completed. Note that the point values in this particular assessment run added up to more than 100 points. Provenance: Lynne Elkins, Bryn Mawr College Reuse: This item is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You may reuse this item for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license. I developed, tested, and then refined this project for a Geology 101 class that is sometimes team-taught. It replaced previous independent student research projects that variably assigned 5-page research papers (due to large class size and syllabus timing, papers in this class were difficult to assess in a useful way that gave students a chance to revise drafts with incorporated feedback) and in-class poster sessions on independent research topics (increasingly difficult to do with our aging, ailing large-format plotter). Our campus also began testing and implementing Moodle as our campus course management software at the same time that I began trial tests of this project. Refining the project later included working with our computer and media labs on campus to pinpoint the best resources for our students to record their presentations. × Hide Caption Screen capture of editing menus for setting up and modifying the Moodle Workshop activity, with some suggested settings. Note that the instructions within Moodle defining each option are overall reasonably clear, and many other ways of setting up the module are possible. Provenance: Lynne Elkins, Bryn Mawr College Reuse: This item is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You may reuse this item for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license. Implementation of this project does require initial research on the part of the instructor into campus resources and course or assignment management software, as well as a briefer annual update to those resources whenever the course is taught again. It was designed for use with a Moodle course management software package that included the Workshop module. Other course management packages, or assignment and peer evaluation software (e.g. iPeer) are capable of similar approaches, but the instructions will need to be adapted directly to the software being used. The sample instructions provided are particular to our campus as of 2012, and will need to be modified both as resources change from year to year, and for implementation on other campuses. They nonetheless provide good examples and suggestions for some of the available software out there for this type of technical work, and demonstrate the instructional components I have found it helpful to give our students for this project to run smoothly. I strongly encourage working with the appropriate technical/IS/computer lab staff on your campus in order to make this work. While the preparatory work is thus intensive, particularly in the fir

Lynne Elkins

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National register of research projects  

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This Register is intended to serve as a source of information on research which is being conducted in all fields (both natural and human sciences) in the Republic of South Africa. New research projects commenced during 1983 or 1984, and significantly changed research projects, as well as project that were completed or terminated during this period, on which information was received by the compilers before December 1984, are included, with the exception of confidential projects.

1985-03-01

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Assessment of capacity for Health Policy and Systems Research and Analysis in seven African universities: results from the CHEPSAA project.  

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The importance of health policy and systems research and analysis (HPSR+A) is widely recognized. Universities are central to strengthening and sustaining the HPSR+A capacity as they teach the next generation of decision-makers and health professionals. However, little is known about the capacity of universities, specifically, to develop the field. In this article, we report results of capacity self- assessments by seven universities within five African countries, conducted through the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA). The capacity assessments focused on both capacity 'assets' and 'needs', and covered the wider context, as well as organizational and individual capacity levels. Six thematic areas of capacity were examined: leadership and governance, organizations' resources, scope of HPSR+A teaching and research, communication, networking and getting research into policy and practice (GRIPP), demand for HPRS+A and resource environment. The self-assessments by each university used combinations of document reviews, semi-structured interviews and staff surveys, followed by comparative analysis. A framework approach, guided by the six thematic areas, was used to analyse data. We found that HPSR+A is an international priority, and an existing activity in Africa, though still neglected field with challenges including its reliance on unpredictable international funding. All universities have capacity assets, such as ongoing HPSR+A teaching and research. There are, however, varying levels of assets (such as differences in staff numbers, group sizes and amount of HPSR+A teaching and research), which, combined with different capacity needs at all three levels (such as individual training, improvement in systems for quality assurance and fostering demand for HPSR+A work), can shape a future agenda for HPSR+A capacity strengthening. Capacity assets and needs at different levels appear related. Possible integrated strategies for strengthening universities' capacity include: refining HPSR+A vision, mainstreaming the subject into under- and post-graduate teaching, developing emerging leaders and aligning HPSR+A capacity strengthening within the wider organizational development. PMID:24038107

Mirzoev, Tolib; Lê, Gillian; Green, Andrew; Orgill, Marsha; Komba, Adalgot; Esena, Reuben K; Nyapada, Linet; Uzochukwu, Benjamin; Amde, Woldekidan K; Nxumalo, Nonhlanhla; Gilson, Lucy

2014-10-01

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Experimental Plasma Research project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report contains descriptions of the activities supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of APP. The individual project summaries were prepared by the principal investigators and include objectives and milestones for each project. The projects are arranged in six research categories: Plasma Properties; Plasma Heating; Plasma Diagnostics; Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics; Advanced Superconducting Materials; and the Fusion Plasma Research Facility (FPRF). Each category is introduced with a statement of objectives and recent progress and followed by descriptions of individual projects. An overall budget summary is provided at the beginning of the report

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Experimental Plasma Research project summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report contains descriptions of the activities supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of APP. The individual project summaries were prepared by the principal investigators and include objectives and milestones for each project. The projects are arranged in six research categories: Plasma Properties; Plasma Heating; Plasma Diagnostics; Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics; Advanced Superconducting Materials; and the Fusion Plasma Research Facility (FPRF). Each category is introduced with a statement of objectives and recent progress and followed by descriptions of individual projects. An overall budget summary is provided at the beginning of the report.

None

1980-09-01

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Experimental plasma research project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report contans descriptions of the activities supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of APP. The individual project summaries were prepared by the principal investigators and include objectives and milestones for each project. The projects are arranged in six research categories: Plasma Properties; Plasma Heating; Plasma Measurements and Instrumentation; Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics; Advanced Superconducting Materials; and the Fusion Plasma Research Facility (FPRF). Each category is introduced with a statement of objectives and recent progress and followed by descriptions of individual projects. An overall budget summary is provided at the beginning of the report

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Project management at a university  

Science.gov (United States)

Managing instrumentation projects, large or small, involves a number of common challenges-defining what is needed, desiging a system to provide it, producing it in an economical way, and putting it into service expeditiously. Doing these things in a university environoment provides unique challenges and opportunities not obtaining in the environment of large projects at NASA or national labs. I address this topic from the viewpoint of knowledge of two such projects, the development of OAO-2 at the University of Wisconsin and the relocation of Fairborn Observatory to the Patagonia Mountains in Arizona, as well as my own developemnt of the Tennessee State 2-m Automatic Spectroscopic Telescope. For the university environment, I argue for a more traditional management style that relies on more informal techniques than those used in large-scale projects conducted by big bureaucratic institutions. This style identifies what tasks are really necessary and eliminates as much wasteful overhead as possible. I discuss many of the formalities used in project management, such as formal reviews (PDR, CDR, etc.) and Gantt charts, and propose other ways of acheving the same results more effectively. The university environment acutely requires getting the right people to do the project, both in terms of their individual personalities, motivation, and technical skills but also in terms of their ability to get on with one another. Two critical challenges confronting those doing such projects in universities are 1) keeping the contractors on task (the major challenge to anyone doing project management) and 2) dealing with the purchasing systems in such institutions.

Eaton, Joel A.

2006-06-01

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Igneous Rocks Research Project  

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In this project, students work in small groups to formally characterize an aspect of a local igneous rock, based on petrography, hand sample descriptions, and SEM and/or CL analyses. Students have two lab sessions and a field trip dedicated to working on this suite of rocks: one for detailed petrographic analyses and another SEM or CL imaging and analysis. The field trip is the field component of the project. The individual labs are ungraded, but all are required for completion of the project. Papers must include the following sections: Introduction, Geologic History, Petrography, Chemical Analysis, Discussion, References, Appendix (contains copies of ALL notes, calculations, drafts and revisions)

Sarah Carmichael

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A Private Universe Project  

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The Private Universe Teachers Lab enables teachers to practice techniques of identifying student misconceptions and moving toward conceptual change in basic astronomy. This teachers lab contains a survey to identify misconceptions and three in-class activities for grades 4 to 8 that help students gain an understanding of the phases of the Moon. There are teacher discussion forums on planning teaching sequences and learning how to adapt activities to different situations.

Philip Sadler

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Tuition fees and funding – barriers for non-traditional students? First results from the international research project Opening Universities for Lifelong Learning (OPULL)  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

Project OPULL – Opening Universities for Lifelong Learning – is undertaking research into ways of opening up higher education to vocationally qualified and experienced target groups in four European countries. Open university models in Germany, Denmark, Finland and the United Kingdom are being investigated in three research phases between 2009 and 2012 with the aim of identifying critical success factors for building open universities for Europe. This paper presents the first phase, in which educational systems in the participant countries have been mapped and interviews with lifelong learning experts undertaken. The current situation and perspectives in each country together with critical issues on how fees and funding influence higher education access for non-traditional students in these countries are discussed and explored through the interview evidence. The initial findings of the first phase of the project indicate that while the long-term effect of an increase in tuition fees for non-traditional students is not yet known, current evidence suggests that other factors such as the recognition of vocational and experiential learning will most likely have an impact on widening participation in higher education.

Moissidis, Sonja; Schwarz, Jochen

2011-01-01

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The Immigrant University: Assessing the Dynamics of Race, Major and Socioeconomic Characteristics at the University of California. A Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Project Research Paper. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.19.07  

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The University of California has long been a major source of socioeconomic mobility in California. Data from the University of California's Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) indicates that more than half the undergraduate students in the UC system have at least one parent that is an immigrant. The ratio is even higher at UC Berkeley. What do…

Douglass, John Aubrey; Roebken, Heinke; Thomson, Gregg

2007-01-01

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Plasma physics research at Texas Tech University  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The charts and tables presented were used to illustrate a lecture starting with a description of the plasma physics research programme at Texas Tech University, continuing with a survey of the principal factors to be considered in small scale advanced research programmes, with special reference to Australian and Canadian projects, and finally sketching a proposed Scandinavian cooperative project. (JIW)

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TITLES OF RESEARCH PROJECTS  

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Full Text Available The research reports corresponding to the titles we list in the following pages can be consulted in the Foreign Languages Department at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. There, we can find a detailed account of the theoretical issues that led teachers to undertake classroom research. Reference is also made to research procedures and findings in the teaching settings where investigations were carried out.

Cárdenas Beltrán Melba Libia

2000-08-01

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The History Research Project  

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Matt Estes, a social studies teacher, mentions the main instructional goals for his students like understanding the importance of proper citation and attribution presenting the Machiavelli project that deals with the skills he wants his students to develop and the course material that must be covered. In addition, Ann Brady, a library media…

Estes, Matt; Brady, Ann

2005-01-01

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Cooperation with universities and research institutes. [Poland  

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The GLINIK Factory of Drilling and Mining Machines cooperates with 15 technical universities and research institutes in Poland. Cooperation with the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow and the Cracow Technical University is most fruitful. The following cooperation spheres are evaluated: education and training of personnel for the GLINIK plant, research programs on design improvements and reducing weight of equipment, research programs on improving quality of steels used by the GLINIK plant, development and production of equipment and instruments to replace imported systems, improving quality of corrosion protection, research programs on environmental effects of underground mines on mining equipment, waste product utilization. Time delay between conclusion of a development or research project and its practical use in the GLINIK plant is excessive and ranges from 1 to 2.5 years. Cost of research projects at technical universities or research institutes is high as profits of the institutes or universities range from 200 to 300% of the actual research cost.

Beben, A.; Rudnik, S.; Walter, M.

1983-10-01

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The electron beam treatment of volatile organic pollutants contained in flue gases. Research project in Tsinghua University  

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This paper presents the volatile organics pollutants caused by the coal burning, including the large boiler, incinerator and Industrial boilers. Recent studies show that chlorinated aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons are suspected to the precursors of dioxin's formation. Electron beam process is a possible way to reduce the emission of VOCs and simultaneous reduced the SO2, NOx, small particles and CO2 emission. A research project has been planned, to develop an E-beam technology to evaluation of degradation effects of organic pollutants in gaseous phase, studying mechanism of the process on theoretical and experimental way to limit formation of toxic byproducts, to evaluate the VOC removed effects via E-beam dose under different conditions. The new developed E-Beam process could be the one of best candidate to reach the goal with high efficiency, low capital cost and operation cost reliable and economical way without second pollutants (author)

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Experimental Plasma Research. Project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This is the fifth in a series of Project Summary books going back to 1976. They are issued approximately every two years and provide a short description of each project supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of the Division of Applied Plasma Physics in the Office of Fusion Energy

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Research Ideas for Science Projects.  

Science.gov (United States)

This book was developed for use in India and is adapted from "Ideas for Science Investigations" by Victor M. Showalter and Irwin L. Slesnick. It is a source book of ideas for student research projects. Three model projects are described, illustrating different approaches taken by three students to the investigation of the rise of sap in plants.…

Goyal, K. C.; Swami, Piyush

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Financing University Research  

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While the detailed mechanisms of the interplay of knowledge creation and economic growth have been discussed in great detail by endogenous growth theory, this paper is interested in assessing the role that universities play in the knowledge based economy. It does so at the example of best practice scenarios, as currently being undertaken by the University of Oxford, U.C. Berkeley, the M.I.T. and Chalmers School of Technology. It argues that key to successful research commercialization is the ...

Ghafele, Roya

2012-01-01

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Government-University-Industry-Research Roundtable  

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Roundtable projects active during 1993 are described in this section. Projects completed in prior years are not included here, but publications resulting from them are included in the list of publications which are attached. Such prior projects include nurturing science and engineering talent, research facility financing, multidisciplinary research and education, university-industry-federal laboratory partnerships, and federal-state cooperation in science and technology.

1995-02-01

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Math Fact Strategies Research Project  

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

Boso, Annie

2011-01-01

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Evaluation of failure or deficient performance factors of approved research projects by TUMS research council  

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Full Text Available The major activity for vice chancellor for research at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS is to monitor research projects undertaken by the academic staff. Sometimes projects have been failed in meeting their objectives. The aim of this project was the evaluation of the failure of the research projects at TUMS from the establishment date to 1379. A case-control survey was designed and 70 failed projects with 71 successfully completed projects were considered and compared. Results showed that type of study, location of administration, methodology, qualification of executive and duration of project were the factors of failure of the projects. Number of executives, experienced in research projects and executive position were not the effective factors. The most important reason for failure was unsustainably of executive. So, university research council (URC should pay attention on forecast of time and budget of projects and realization of mentioned matters, besides of attention to methodology of project.

Zarinara A.

2002-08-01

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Bringing Students out of the Classroom and into Research Projects: An Undergraduate Team Research (UTR) Program at the University of Southern California  

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In 2006, USC Earth Sciences professors Paterson and Anderson created the Undergraduate Team Research (UTR) program, a year-long, multidisciplinary, learner-centered, student research experience. This program is open to all USC undergraduate students, but has also involved a few outstanding undergraduate students from other universities. Since its inception the 47 participants have been a diverse group: 53% women, ~17% minorities, and 43% non-Earth Science majors. To date, 15 abstracts written by UTR participants have been presented at national GSA and AGU meetings and several research papers for publication are in preparation. 12 presentations have been produced at University-sponsored research symposia and culminated in a number of senior theses. The central component of this program is a field-based research experience which involves several weeks of geologic mapping in various locations around the world. During the summer expedition, participants organize themselves into 3-4 person mapping teams consisting of a mix of undergraduate geology majors, non-majors, and mentors (professors and graduate students). At the end of each day, student researchers (with limited mentoring) work together to draft a geologic map while discussing their findings, formulating hypotheses about possible geologic histories, and planning research goals and organizing mapping teams for the next day. Throughout the following academic year, the student researchers continue to work in teams to digitize their geologic map, decide which analyses need to be done, and prepare collected rock samples for various structural, geochemical, and geochronologic studies. Most student researchers agree that they learned more in a few weeks than they often did in an entire semester course. What aspects of the UTR program elicit these high-yield results, even for non-majors that can be applied to other learning environments? We speculate that three critical elements are important: (1) The most notable is the collaborative nature, both in regards to the research itself and meeting the daily demands of living in the backcountry or a foreign country while working together as a research group. Students divided tasks amongst themselves while instructing and helping each other. Students with more geology expertise were able to reinforce their own knowledge by assisting in the teaching process that led to more rapid learning for the newcomers. (2) Student researchers developed a greater feeling of ownership in the program, which led to a greater commitment to learning and to sharing a broad range of ideas about both science and non-science activities. (3) Researchers are rewarded not only through grades, but through the excitement of daily new scientific discoveries, the joint publications of their research, and recognition by their peers. It is intriguing to speculate on what would happen if classrooms and particularly labs were designed to function as collaborative, student- run exercises with the ultimate goal to not only learn a subject, but also produce research papers on the class material.

Cox, I. V.; Quirk, M.; Culbert, K. N.; Whitesides, A. S.; Sun, H.; Black, C. J.; Cao, W.; Zhang, T.; Paterson, S. R.; Memeti, V.; Anderson, J. L.

2010-12-01

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Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo  

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The Earthquake Research Institute (ERI) at the University of Tokyo acts as the primary association for fundamental geophysical research in Japan and oversees the Earthquake Predication Center and the Volcanic Eruption Prediction Program. The website offers the latest earthquake and volcano news. While a few of the research projects are described only in Japanese, visitors can learn about the Ocean Hemisphere Network Project, Special Project for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in Urban Areas, and the Marine Seismic Survey. The web site offers links to numerous earthquake databases and to the Institute's many research centers.

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University Research Consortium annual review meeting program  

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This brochure presents the program for the first annual review meeting of the University Research Consortium (URC) of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). INEL is a multiprogram laboratory with a distinctive role in applied engineering. It also conducts basic science research and development, and complex facility operations. The URC program consists of a portfolio of research projects funded by INEL and conducted at universities in the United States. In this program, summaries and participant lists for each project are presented as received from the principal investigators.

NONE

1996-07-01

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University Research Consortium annual review meeting program  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This brochure presents the program for the first annual review meeting of the University Research Consortium (URC) of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). INEL is a multiprogram laboratory with a distinctive role in applied engineering. It also conducts basic science research and development, and complex facility operations. The URC program consists of a portfolio of research projects funded by INEL and conducted at universities in the United States. In this program, summaries and participant lists for each project are presented as received from the principal investigators

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Research reactor job analysis - A project description  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Addressing the need of the improved training in nuclear industry, nuclear utilities established training program guidelines based on Performance-Based Training (PBT) concepts. The comparison of commercial nuclear power facilities with research and test reactors owned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), made in an independent review of personnel selection, training, and qualification requirements for DOE-owned reactors pointed out that the complexity of the most critical tasks in research reactors is less than that in power reactors. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) started a project by commissioning Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to conduct a job analysis survey of representative research reactor facilities. The output of the project consists of two publications: Volume 1 - Research Reactor Job Analysis: Overview, which contains an Introduction, Project Description, Project Methodology,, and. An Overview of Performance-Based Training (PBT); and Volume 2 - Research Reactor Job Analysis: Implementation, which contains Guidelines for Application of Preliminary Task Lists and Preliminary Task Lists for Reactor Operators and Supervisory Reactor Operators

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Research Projects in Industrial Technology.  

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The purpose of this booklet is to briefly describe ongoing and completed projects being carried out by Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Industrial Technology Section. In the Pacific Northwest, the industrial sector is the largest of the four consuming sectors. It accounted for thirty-nine percent of the total firm demand in the region in 1987. It is not easy to asses the conservation potential in the industrial sector. Recognizing this, the Northwest Power Planning Council established an objective to gain information on the size, cost, and availability of the conservation resource in the industrial sector, as well as other sectors, in its 1986 Power Plan. Specifically, the Council recommended that BPA operate a research and development program in conjunction with industry to determine the potential costs and savings from efficiency improvements in industrial processes which apply to a wide array of industrial firms.'' The section, composed of multidisciplinary engineers, provides technical support to the Industrial Programs Branch by designing and carrying out research relating to energy conservation in the industrial sector. The projects contained in this booklet are arranged by sector --industrial, utility, and agricultural -- and, within each sector, chronologically from ongoing to completed, with those projects completed most recently falling first. For each project the following information is given: its objective approach, key findings, cost, and contact person. Completed projects also include the date of completion, a report title, and report number.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration. Industrial Technology Section.

1990-06-01

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New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center PROSPER Project  

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This document is the final technical report of the Arrowhead Center Prosper Project at New Mexico State University. The Prosper Project was a research and public policy initiative funded by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Prosper project (DOE Grant Number DE-NT0004397) began on October 1, 2008 (FY2009, Quarter 1) and ended on December 31, 2012 (FY2013, Quarter 1). All project milestones were completed on time and within the budget. This report contains a summary of ten technical reports resulting from research conducted during the project. This report also contains a detailed description of the research dissemination and outreach activities of the project including a description of the policy impacts of the project. The report also describes project activities that will be maintained after the end of the project.

Peach, James

2012-12-31

76

Improving my facilitating skills in clothing and textiles through use of learner centred approaches:an action research project carried out at the Department of Human Nutrition and Home Economics of Kyambogo University, Uganda  

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My thesis document is a report of an Action Research Project carried at Kyambogo University aimed at improving my practical ability in facilitating Student Centred Learning in the Learning of Clothing and Textiles in which I collaborated with another teacher in the same Department for support, continuity and sustainability purposes. The theme of the research is based on the living theory Action Research approach of: How can I improve my practice? It is through asking this question and trying ...

Komugisha, Noeline

2012-01-01

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University of Tennessee: Hydrogeology Research Program  

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The hydrogeology research program at the University of Tennessee developed this website to promote its investigation related primarily to groundwater flow and contaminant transport. After reading an overview of the program and its facilities, visitors can discover the endeavors and successes of the numerous researchers. Users can find information and publications discussing the three featured research projects: Chattanooga Creek, Pathogen Transport, and Saprolite Pore Structure; as well as materials on other recent projects. Students can discover the program's three excellent field teaching sites and research opportunities.

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University Undergraduate Projects Can Enhance Sixth-Form Science Teaching  

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All medical and veterinary students at the University of Nottingham carry out a third-year dissertation module. This module allows students to spend time experiencing contemporary research methods by engaging in research activities. In 2010, academic staff from the Medical and Veterinary Schools initiated educational research projects that enabled…

James, Esther; Vinten, Claire; Wood, Eleanor; Merrick, Deborah

2011-01-01

79

Coordinated research projects (CRP). Coordinated research project (CRP)  

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In the present paper, the contribution of Japanese scientists in coordinated research projects on thermonuclear fusion. Representative subjects taken in seven projects are the precise computation of theoretical data on electron-molecule collisions in the peripheral plasma, the computation of spectroscopic data of multi-charged tungsten ions, the spectroscopic measurement of multi-charged tungsten ions using an ion trap device, the development of collisional-radiative model for plasmas including hydrogen and helium, the computational and theoretical studies on the behavior of tungsten and beryllium in the plasma-wall interaction, the study on the property of dusts generated in fusion devices. These subjects are those of most important issues in ITER. (author)

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Capacity Development and Strengthening for Energy Policy formulation and implementation of Sustainable Energy Projects in Indonesia CASINDO. Deliverable No. 15. Research agendas of the Indonesian partner universities. Part 1  

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The overall objective of the CASINDO programme is to establish a self-sustaining and self-developing structure at both the national and regional level to build and strengthen human capacity to enable the provinces of North Sumatra, Yogyakarta, Central Java, West Nusa Tenggara and Papua to formulate sound policies for renewable energy and energy efficiency and to develop and implement sustainable energy projects. This report provides an overview of the status of development of research agendas at the five partner universities. The research agendas consists of a research proposals, purchasing and installation of research equipment, cooperation with industries and conducting the research proposals. Start of the development of the agendas is determining the fields of interest and formulating research projects. Research development is an ongoing process and therefore by the end of 2011 part 2 of this report will be prepared which will present the new developments in the research agendas over the coming year.

Wijnker, M. [Eindhoven University of Technology TUE, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

2010-09-15

81

Alaska's Secondary Science Teachers and Students Receive Earth Systems Science Knowledge, GIS Know How and University Technical Support for Pre- College Research Experiences: The EDGE Project  

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Alaska's secondary school teachers are increasingly required to provide Earth systems science (ESS) education that integrates student observations of local natural processes related to rapid climate change with geospatial datasets and satellite imagery using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Such skills are also valued in various employment sectors of the state where job opportunities requiring Earth science and GIS training are increasing. University of Alaska's EDGE (Experiential Discoveries in Geoscience Education) program has provided training and classroom resources for 3 cohorts of inservice Alaska science and math teachers in GIS and Earth Systems Science (2005-2007). Summer workshops include geologic field experiences, GIS instruction, computer equipment and technical support for groups of Alaska high school (HS) and middle school (MS) science teachers each June and their students in August. Since 2005, EDGE has increased Alaska science and math teachers' Earth science content knowledge and developed their GIS and computer skills. In addition, EDGE has guided teachers using a follow-up, fall online course that provided more extensive ESS knowledge linked with classroom standards and provided course content that was directly transferable into their MS and HS science classrooms. EDGE teachers were mentored by University faculty and technical staff as they guided their own students through semester-scale, science fair style projects using geospatial data that was student- collected. EDGE program assessment indicates that all teachers have improved their ESS knowledge, GIS knowledge, and the use of technology in their classrooms. More than 230 middle school students have learned GIS, from EDGE teachers and 50 EDGE secondary students have conducted original research related to landscape change and its impacts on their own communities. Longer-term EDGE goals include improving student performance on the newly implemented (spring 2008) 10th grade, standards-based, High School Qualifying Exam, on recruiting first-generation college students, and on increasing the number of Earth science majors in the University of Alaska system.

Connor, C. L.; Prakash, A.

2007-12-01

82

Does University Research Improve University Teaching?  

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The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) generated a natural experiment in which UK universities strove to achieve the best results they could for their research and teaching. A review of the two exercises and a discussion of the relationship between university teaching and research appear in James (2005). This paper presents an analysis of the results for departments in Management and Economics.

James, Simon

2008-01-01

83

University and Community Partners in Oral History Projects: Fulfilling the Urban University Research and Service Mission within the Complexity of Engaged Scholarship  

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Central to the urban university's academic mission is supporting scholarship that expands knowledge and "service to the state" and local region. Documenting local history is an aspect of scholarship that supports the community directly. This manuscript addresses the role of the urban university in collaborating with community…

Winston, Mark

2013-01-01

84

Boston University: Climate and Vegetation Research Group  

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Hosted by Boston University, this website presents Geography Professor Ranga B. Myneni's Climate and Vegetation Research Group. The website links to publications about various research projects in the areas of Climate and Vegetation, and Remote Sensing of Vegetation. Some of the Group's specific research areas include Terrestrial Carbon Cycle, Global Vegetation Mapping, Clouds & Atmospheric Radiation, Modeling, and more. The site also offers downloadable files for many research publications from 1997 to the present. In addition, the site provides a page of related links as well as information about Research Group members, grants, resources, and MODIS and MISR research.

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Fuel Cell Applied Research Project  

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

Lee Richardson

2006-09-15

86

NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This paper presents a summary of the activities and results from 36 hydrogen research projects being conducted over a four-year period by Florida universities for the U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The program entitled 'NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities' is managed by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). FSEC has 22 years of experience in conducting research in areas related to hydrogen technologies and fuel cells. The R and D activities under this program cover technology areas related to production, cryogenics, sensors, storage, separation processes, fuel cells, resource assessments and education. (authors)

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NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities  

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This paper presents a summary of the activities and results from 36 hydrogen research projects being conducted over a four-year period by Florida universities for the U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The program entitled 'NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities' is managed by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). FSEC has 22 years of experience in conducting research in areas related to hydrogen technologies and fuel cells. The R and D activities under this program cover technology areas related to production, cryogenics, sensors, storage, separation processes, fuel cells, resource assessments and education. (authors)

David L Block; Ali T-Raissi [Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida, Cocoa, FL 32922-5703 (United States)

2006-07-01

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University of Alberta Flare Research Project : characterization of gases and liquids flared at battery sites in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin  

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Flaring is commonly used in the energy and petrochemical industries to dispose of unwanted combustible gases by burning them in an open flame. The Flare Research Project at the University of Alberta is an ongoing multiyear study into the emissions, combustion process and fluid mechanics related to flaring. This report presents the results of one phase of the study which characterizes the nature and relative quantities of gases and liquids being flared at seven battery sites in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. A sampling system was specially developed to collect and analyze both the gas and liquid component of the flare stream. The analysis was performed by an independent chemical analysis company. Results indicate that no liquids were collected or observed at any of the sites, dispelling the assumption that liquids are commonly found in flare streams. Analysis of the gas phase showed a wide variation in the volume fraction of fuel and inert components. No correlation was made to link the appearance of smoke at a flare site to the composition of the flare gases. The preliminary tests provide the foundation for recommendations for future work regarding sampling programs and issues of combustion efficiency. 1 tab., 4 figs., 1 appendix

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University of Alberta Flare Research Project : characterization of gases and liquids flared at battery sites in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin  

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The Flare Research Project at the University of Alberta is an ongoing multi year study into the emissions, combustion process and fluid mechanics related to flaring, which is commonly used in the energy and petrochemical industries to dispose of unwanted combustible gases by burning them in an open flame. This report presents the results of one phase of the study which characterizes the nature and relative quantities of gases and liquids being flared at seven battery sites in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. A sampling system was specially developed to collect and analyze both the gas and liquid component of the flare stream. The analysis was performed by an independent chemical analysis company. Results indicate that no liquids were collected or observed at any of the sites, dispelling the assumption that liquids are commonly found in flare streams. Analysis of the gas phase showed a wide variation in the volume fraction of fuel and inert components. No correlation was made to link the appearance of smoke at a flare site to the composition of the flare gases. The preliminary tests provide the foundation for recommendations for future work regarding sampling programs and issues of combustion efficiency tab., 4 figs., 1 appendix

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Catalyst: Indiana University's Program in Research Ethics.  

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The Catalyst project at Indiana University sought to increase awareness of research ethics questions among the faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates, and to develop and disseminate instructional materials. The participating departments were biology, history, and psychology, representing, respectively, the natural sciences, the humanities,…

Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Poynter Center on American Institutions.

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Content Analysis of Research Projects Submitted by Undergraduate Students (2000-2009) at the Zimbabwe Open University: Implications for Quality Assessment  

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One of the issues that have continued to attract the attention of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) educators, scholars and researchers at the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the question of quality in the assessment of students' research work. This study was part of a series of studies, into issues of quality, currently being conducted at the…

Kangai, Caleb; Bukaliya, Richard; Musika, Farirai; Babra, Mapuranga

2011-01-01

92

Adapting Project Management Practices to Research-Based Projects  

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From dealing with the inherent uncertainties in outcomes of scientific research to the lack of applicability of current NASA Procedural Requirements guidance documentation, research-based projects present challenges that require unique application of classical project management techniques. If additionally challenged by the creation of a new program transitioning from basic to applied research in a technical environment often unfamiliar with the cost and schedule constraints addressed by project management practices, such projects can find themselves struggling throughout their life cycles. Finally, supplying deliverables to a prime vehicle customer, also in the formative stage, adds further complexity to the development and management of research-based projects. The Biomedical Research and Countermeasures Projects Branch at NASA Johnson Space Center encompasses several diverse applied research-based or research-enabling projects within the newly-formed Human Research Program. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the organizational structure and environment in which these projects operate and how the projects coordinate to address and manage technical requirements. We will identify several of the challenges (cost, technical, schedule, and personnel) encountered by projects across the Branch, present case reports of actions taken and techniques implemented to deal with these challenges, and then close the session with an open forum discussion of remaining challenges and potential mitigations.

Bahr, P.; Baker, T.; Corbin, B.; Keith, L.; Loerch, L.; Mullenax, C.; Myers, R.; Rhodes, B.; Skytland, N.

2007-01-01

93

NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities, Program Year 2003  

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This document presents the final report for the NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities project for program year 2003. This multiyear hydrogen research program has positioned Florida to become a major player in future NASA space and space launch projects. The program is funded by grants from NASA Glenn Research Center with the objective of supporting NASA's hydrogen-related space, space launch and aeronautical research activities. The program conducts over 40 individual projects covering the areas of cryogenics, storage, production, sensors, fuel cells, power and education. At the agency side, this program is managed by NASA Glenn Research Center and at the university side, co-managed by FSEC and the University of Florida with research being conducted by FSEC and seven Florida universities: Florida International University, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, University of West Florida and University of Florida. For detailed information, see the documents section of www.hydrogenresearch.org. This program has teamed these universities with the nation's premier space research center, NASA Glenn, and the nation's premier space launch facility, NASA Kennedy Space Center. It should be noted that the NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities program has provided a shining example and a conduit for seven Florida universities within the SUS to work collaboratively to address a major problem of national interest, hydrogen energy and the future of energy supply in the U.S.

Block, David L.; Raissi, Ali

2006-01-01

94

Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery. Progress review number 87  

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Approximately 30 research projects are summarized in this report. Title of the project, contract number, company or university, award amount, principal investigators, objectives, and summary of technical progress are given for each project. Enhanced oil recovery projects include chemical flooding, gas displacement, and thermal recovery. Most of the research projects though are related to geoscience technology and reservoir characterization.

NONE

1997-10-01

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Australia's replacement research reactor project  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

HIFAR, a 10 MW tank type DIDO Class reactor has operated at the Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre for 43 years. HIFAR and the 10 kW Argonaut reactor 'Moata' which is in the Care and Maintenance phase of decommissioning are Australia's only nuclear reactors. The initial purpose for HIFAR was for materials testing to support a nuclear power program. Changing community attitude through the 1970's and a Government decision not to proceed with a planned nuclear power reactor resulted in a reduction of materials testing activities and a greater emphasis being placed on neutron beam research and the production of radioisotopes, particularly for medical purposes. HIFAR is not fully capable of satisfying the expected increase in demand for medical radiopharmaceuticals beyond the next 5 years and the radial configuration of the beam tubes severely restricts the scope and efficiency of neutron beam research. In 1997 the Australian Government decided that a replacement research reactor should be built by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation at Lucas Heights subject to favourable results of an Environmental Impact Study. The Ei identified no reasons on the grounds of safety, health, hazard or risk to prevent construction on the preferred site and it was decided in May 1999 that there were no environmental reasons why construction of the facility should not proceed. In recent years ANSTO has been reviewing the operation of HIFAR and observing international developments in reactor technology. Limitations in the flexibility and efficiency achievable in operation of a tank type reactor and the higher intrinsic safety sought in fundamental design resulted in an early decision that the replacement reactor must be a pool type having cleaner and higher intensity tangential neutron beams of wider energy range than those available from HIFAR. ANSTO has chosen to use it's own resources supported by specialised external knowledge and experience to identify the technical and contractual requirements of the project. A project manager with extensive experience in major defence projects has been contracted and a team of technical and contracts specialists has now completed documentation which has been issued as a Request for Tender to four pre-qualified reactor vendors. The four vendors were selected as a result of a worldwide invitation in mid 1998 for expressions of interest. The tender process is a 'two envelope' system whereby the tenderers are required to submit in one envelope the technical and contractual details of their bid whilst submitting the pricing details in the other envelope. Tenders close on 3 January 2000. A contract is expected to be agreed by mid 2000 with commissioning completed during 2005

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Materials dispersion and biodynamics project research  

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The Materials Dispersion and Biodynamics Project (MDBP) focuses on dispersion and mixing of various biological materials and the dynamics of cell-to-cell communication and intracellular molecular trafficking in microgravity. Research activities encompass biomedical applications, basic cell biology, biotechnology (products from cells), protein crystal development, ecological life support systems (involving algae and bacteria), drug delivery (microencapsulation), biofilm deposition by living organisms, and hardware development to support living cells on Space Station Freedom (SSF). Project goals are to expand the existing microgravity science database through experiments on sounding rockets, the Shuttle, and COMET program orbiters and to evolve,through current database acquisition and feasibility testing, to more mature and larger-scale commercial operations on SSF. Maximized utilization of SSF for these science applications will mean that service companies will have a role in providing equipment for use by a number of different customers. An example of a potential forerunner of such a service for SSF is the Materials Dispersion Apparatus (MDA) 'mini lab' of Instrumentation Technology Associates, Inc. (ITA) in use on the Shuttle for the Commercial MDAITA Experiments (CMIX) Project. The MDA wells provide the capability for a number of investigators to perform mixing and bioprocessing experiments in space. In the area of human adaptation to microgravity, a significant database has been obtained over the past three decades. Some low-g effects are similar to Earth-based disorders (anemia, osteoporosis, neuromuscular diseases, and immune system disorders). As new information targets potential profit-making processes, services and products from microgravity, commercial space ventures are expected to expand accordingly. Cooperative CCDS research in the above mentioned areas is essential for maturing SSF biotechnology and to ensure U.S. leadership in space technology. Currently, the MDBP conducts collaborative research with investigators at the Rockefeller University, National Cancer Institute, and the Universities of California, Arizona, and Alabama in Birmingham. The growing database from these collaborations provides fundamental information applicable to development of cell products, manipulation of immune cell response, bone cell growth and mineralization, and other processes altered by low-gravity. Contacts with biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies are being increased to reach uninformed potential SSF users, provide access through the CMDS to interested users for feasibility studies, and to continue active involvement of current participants. We encourage and actively seek participation of private sector companies, and university and government researchers interested in biopharmaceuticals, hardware development and fundamental research in microgravity.

Lewis, Marian L.

1992-01-01

97

Managing Environmental Enhancement Plans for Individual Research Projects at a National Primate Research Center  

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We describe a method for managing environmental enhancement plans for individual research projects at a national primate research center where most monkeys are assigned to active research projects. The Psychological Well-being Program (PWB) at the University of Washington National Primate Research Center developed an Environmental Enhancement Plan form (EEPL) that allows PWB to quantify and track changes in enrichment allowances over time while ensuring that each animal is provided with as mu...

Thom, Jinhee P.; Crockett, Carolyn M.

2008-01-01

98

Play and Literacy: A Collaborative Action Research Project in Preschool  

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The article describes a collaborative action research in a preschool in Reykjavik. The participants were two preschool teachers who collaborated with researchers at the University of Iceland. The project was set up as a professional development course for the teachers. Emphasis was placed on continuity in children's education, integration of…

Einarsdottir, Johanna

2014-01-01

99

Experiences with project-oriented research in graduate engineering education  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Two examples of project-oriented research that involve the conceptual design of fusion systems are described. One of these projects involved close collaboration with workers in a national laboratory while the second was formally organized as a cooperative effort with two other laboratories. An important educational aspect of such research is that the students are involved in a design team composed of both students and professionals facing a realistic problem. In retrospect, it appears that both students and faculty profited from the experience. Several students have taken jobs in related areas, and additional research has resulted at the University from new insight gained during the projects

100

Advanced Energy Projects FY 1990 research summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report serves as a guide to prepare proposals and provides summaries of the research projects active in FY 1990, sponsored by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences Division of Advanced Energy Projects, Department of Energy. (JF)

101

Space Station Biological Research Project  

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NASA Ames Research Center is responsible for the development of the Space Station Biological Research Project (SSBRP) which will support non-human life sciences research on the International Space Station Alpha (ISSA). The SSBRP is designed to support both basic research to understand the effect of altered gravity fields on biological systems and applied research to investigate the effects of space flight on biological systems. The SSBRP will provide the necessary habitats to support avian and reptile eggs, cells and tissues, plants and rodents. In addition a habitat to support aquatic specimens will be provided by our international partners. Habitats will be mounted in ISSA compatible racks at u-g and will also be mounted on a 2.5 m diameter centrifuge except for the egg incubator which has an internal centrifuge. The 2.5 m centrifuge will provide artificial gravity levels over the range of 0.01 G to 2 G. The current schedule is to launch the first rack in 1999, the Life Sciences glovebox and a second rack early in 2001, a 4 habitat 2.5 in centrifuge later the same year in its own module, and to upgrade the centrifuge to 8 habitats in 2004. The rodent habitats will be derived from the Advanced Animal Habitat currently under development for the Shuttle program and will be capable of housing either rats or mice individually or in groups (6 rats/group and at least 12 mice/group). The egg incubator will be an upgraded Avian Development Facility also developed for the Shuttle program through a Small Business and Innovative Research grant. The Space Tissue Loss cell culture apparatus, developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, is being considered for the cell and tissue culture habitat. The Life Sciences Glovebox is crucial to all life sciences experiments for specimen manipulation and performance of science procedures. It will provide two levels of containment between the work volume and the crew through the use of seals and negative pressure. The glovebox will accommodate use by two crew persons simultaneously and the capability for real time video down-link and data acquisition. In house testbeds and Phase B studies of the centrifuge validated the concepts of vibration isolation and autobalancing systems to meet the ISSA microgravity requirements. The vibration isolation system is effective above the centrifuge rotation frequency while the autobalancing system on the rotor removes vibration at and below the rotation rate. Torque of the Station, induced by spin-up/spindown of the centrifuge, can be minimized by controlling spin-up/spin-down rates. The SSBRP and ISSA will provide the opportunity to perform long-term, repeatable and high quality science. The long duration increments available on the Station will permit multigeneration studies of both plants and animals which have not previously been possible. The u-g habitat racks and the eight habitat centrifuge will accommodate sufficient number of specimens to permit statistically significant sampling of specimens to investigate the time course of adaptation to altered gravity environments. The centrifuge will, for the first time, permit investigators to use gravity itself as a tool to investigate fundamental processes, to investigate the intensity and duration of gravity to maintain normal structure and function, to separate the effects of u-g from other environmental factors and to examine artificial gravity as a potential countermeasure for the physical deconditioning observed during space flight.

Johnson, Catherine C.; Hargens, Alan R.; Wade, Charles E.

1995-01-01

102

Advances in computer-aided engineering: CAD/CAM-research at Delft University of Technology. Report of the VF-project CAD/CAM 1989-1994:  

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This book contains a collection of articles describing on-going CAD/CAM-research at several engineering faculties at Delft University of Technology. Two main themes covered in this book are 'Conceptual design of complex products' and 'Product modelling and product data exchange'.

1994-01-01

103

Environmental research for Horonobe underground research project (Contract research)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Since a development scale of Horonobe Underground Research Project is small, this research would permit under the Environmental Impact Assessment Low and the Basic Environment Ordinance of Hokkaido Prefecture. However, because of consideration of recent general social trends, environmental monitoring research was carried out to know this influence. Noise and vibration measurement was conducted at four points around the research area. Water quality measurement was conducted at two points (upper and lower region of Shimizu river flowing through the area). Fisheries research was conducted throughout the river. Plant community research according to the Blaun-Blanquet technique (1964) was conducted at two points in the area where rectangular divisions (quadrate) were set. And also, growing condition survey on Hai-dozyoh-tsunagi (Torreyochloa viridis) was conducted. This Hai-dozyoh-tsunagi is regarded as endangered species in Hokkaido, had been transplanted as an environment protection measure in 2003. In addition, the research places and the methods were made to be the same as that of the past (2004 and 2005) researches. From these results, the influence on the environment after construction and the progress after conduction of measure for protecting environment were checked. Consequently, the influence of construction was not found at present time. Therefore the measure was judged enough to protect environment. After this construction, the environmental monitoring research should be carrying out to check the influence and it would be necessary to conduct the quick and suitable measure to avoid or mitigate the influence. (author)

104

Industry-University Research Programs.  

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Points out advantages and disadvantages of industry-university research programs from industry and university viewpoints. Identifies conditions essential for long-term success of such arrangements. Also provides a case study of practices at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), discussing policy guidelines and giving examples of joint…

Smith, Kenneth A.

1984-01-01

105

Flinders University Electric Vehicle Project  

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Outlines the specifications and principles involved in the operation of an electric car developed by the Institute of Solar and Electochemical Energy Conversion at Flinders University in South Australia. (JR)

Atkinson, D. A.

1973-01-01

106

A collaborative utility-university project for year two of a comprehensive program of simulator-interfaced light water reactor instruction and research. Second progress report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In order to develop a comprehensive program of simulator-interfaced instruction and research, the American Electric Power Corporation and Centerior Energy Corporation are working with the Nuclear Engineering programs at the University of Cincinnati and The Ohio State University. Funding and resources for the program are being provided by the Department of Energy and the utilities. The program was initiated in September 1993 as the result of a proposal submitted by the Universities to the DOE. The first phase of the program, the development and presentation of a course sequence on commercial nuclear power plant systems design and operation, has been completed. Program instruction began on January 3, 1994 with the first presentation to 29 undergraduate and graduate engineering students at the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio State University. The sequence covered two academic quarters and included visits to each of the nuclear power plants involved in the collaboration. Class lectures were presented in video-classrooms such that instructors at one site could reach not only their own students but students at the other university as well. Class lecture material was developed primarily from similar materials utilized and developed by the utilities to train their own engineers and operators. The initial development effort was described in an earlier progress report

107

Teaching Construction in the Virtual University: the WINDS project  

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This paper introduces some of the Information Technology solutions adopted in Web based INtelligent Design Support (WINDS) to support education in A/E/C design. The WINDS project WINDS is an EC-funded project in the 5th Framework, Information Society Technologies programme, Flexible University key action. WINDS is divided into two actions: ·The research technology action is going to implement a learning environment integrating an intelligent tutoring system, a computer instruction management...

Caneparo, Luca

2000-01-01

108

Advanced Energy Projects: FY 1993, Research summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

AEP has been supporting research on novel materials for energy technology, renewable and biodegradable materials, new uses for scientific discoveries, alternate pathways to energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction, etc. The summaries are grouped according to projects active in FY 1993, Phase I SBIR projects, and Phase II SBIR projects. Investigator and institutional indexes are included

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Advanced Energy Projects: FY 1993, Research summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

AEP has been supporting research on novel materials for energy technology, renewable and biodegradable materials, new uses for scientific discoveries, alternate pathways to energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction, etc. The summaries are grouped according to projects active in FY 1993, Phase I SBIR projects, and Phase II SBIR projects. Investigator and institutional indexes are included.

1993-09-01

110

Basic Project Management Methodologies for Survey Researchers.  

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

Beach, Robert H.

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ASSESSING UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PERFORMANCE WITH MULTIPLE CONSTITUENCIES  

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The research performance of the university is critical to the national competitiveness. Previous research has established that research performance is based on scholarly publishing. Several studies suggested that journal ranking is the important research quality indicator. However, unilateral measurement for the research performance will seriously corrode the development of university research work. Assessing university research performance with multiple constituencies is a better to enhance ...

Kuang-Liang Liu; Chen-Chi Chang

2012-01-01

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Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University  

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The Environmental Biology Program of Boyce Thompson Inst. for Plant Research at Cornell University is now on the Web offering information on research focusing on the interaction of plants and the environment. The research spans many levels of biological organization, from individual plant organs to ecosystems and beyond. This site provides details about staff, facilities, and the many research projects in the program.

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Jmol-Enhanced Biochemistry Research Projects  

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We developed a protein research project for a one-semester biochemistry lecture class to enhance learning and more effectively train students to understand protein structure and function. During this semester-long process, students select a protein with known structure and then research its structure, sequence, and function. This project

Saderholm, Matthew; Reynolds, Anthony

2011-01-01

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Using Group Research Projects to Stimulate Undergraduate Astronomy Major Learning  

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

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

2012-05-01

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Teaching and Research in Science Education at Southampton University.  

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Briefly describes the Department of Education's philosophy and degree programs in science education at Southampton University in the United Kingdom. Includes an annotated list of seven current research projects in the education department. (DS)

Richmond, Peter E.

1981-01-01

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30 CFR 402.10 - Research-project applications.  

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...false Research-project applications...Evaluation, and Management Procedures § 402.10 Research-project applications...project title, project objectives, background...research tasks, methodology to conduct...

2010-07-01

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Sustainable University Research and Development: Inspecting Sustainability in Higher Education Research  

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Sustainability in higher education is dominated by practical "greening the campus" programs and initiatives. This paper examines sustainable university research and development projects as part of the "greening the campus" spectrum, yet distinct in their specific holistic and scientific orientation. Sustainable university projects seek…

Beringer, Almut; Adomssent, Maik

2008-01-01

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Research projects of STUK 2000-2002  

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The primary goal of STUK, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, is to prevent and limit the harmful effects of radiation. The research conducted by STUK yields new information related to the use, occurrence and effects of radiation. STUK research projects 2000 - 2002 summarises STUK's own research activities on radiation protection. In addition to these, STUK also supervises and funds research projects related to safety of nuclear energy and nuclear waste and materials that are carried out in other research institutes. Information on the research projects and related publications is also available on STUK's WWW pages at www.stuk.fi. STUK's research focuses on radiation protection and the health effects of radiation. During 2000 - 2002, the main emphasis will be on projects supporting the Finnish national environmental health action plan, the health risks of radiation, emergency preparedness and cooperation with neighbouring CEE areas. EU directives on radiation protection and medical exposure to radiation also influence the course taken by research carried out at STUK. New research priorities also include studies on non-ionising radiation, especially the effects of mobile phone frequency radiation. STUK's research activities are now more international than ever; the institute is involved in about 20 research projects funded by EC. Apart from the European Union and the Nordic countries, STUK's main partners are to be found in Russia, Estonia and the USA. (author)

Salomaa, S. [ed.

2000-06-01

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Kansas State University Physics Research  

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The Kansas State University promotes its research in various areas of physics through this website. The materials are divided into six categories: atomic, molecular, and optical physics; cosmology and particle astrophysics; condensed matter physics; high energy physics; interdisciplinary research; and physics education research. Educators can find laser safety rules as well as links to many lab safety websites. Researchers can find images and descriptions of the Kansas Light Source, QuarkNet, and other instruments and facilities. The website presents the groups' upcoming events, lists of recent publications, progress reports, and recent accomplishments.

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DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates Program  

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The DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates Program (MURA) encourages minority students to pursue careers in science and technology. In this program, undergraduate students work with principal investigators at their universities to perform research projects on solar technology. Then, students are awarded summer internships in industry or at national laboratories, such as NREL, during the summer. Because of its success, the program has been expanded to include additional minority-serving colleges and universities and all solar energy technologies.

Posey Eddy, F.

2005-01-01

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STUK research projects 1998-2000  

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The primary goal of STUK, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, is to prevent and limit the harmful effects of radiation. The research conducted by STUK yields new information related to the use, occurrence and effects of radiation and promotes the supervision of nuclear safety. STUK research projects 1998 - 2000 summarizes STUK's own research projects and commissioned research designed to promote the supervision of nuclear safety. Information on the research projects and related publications is also available on STUK's WWW pages at www.stuk.fi. The work done on the safe use of nuclear power and nuclear waste management mainly comprises commissioned research projects which derive from the needs of authorities, and are funded and directed by STUK. This research is conducted by organizations outside STUK, but supervised by STUK experts. In some cases, STUK personnel are also involved. The goal of this research work is to produce the information needed for decision-making, to develop supervisory methods and to ensure that recent developments in science and technology are taken into account in action to promote safe use of nuclear power. STUK's own research focuses on radiation protection and the health effects of radiation. During 1998 - 2000, the main emphasis will be on projects supporting the Finnish national environmental health action plan, the health risks of radiation, emergency preparedness and cooperation with neighbouring CEE areas. EU directives on radiation protection and medical exposure to radiation also influence the course taken by research carried out at STUK. STUK's research activities are now more international than ever; the institute is involved in more then 20 research projects funded by EU. Apart from the EU and the Nordic countries, STUK's main partners are to be found in Russia, Estonia and the USA. (orig.)

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Catalog of research projects at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1985  

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This Catalog has been created to aid in the transfer of technology from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to potential users in industry, government, universities, and the public. The projects are listed for the following LBL groups: Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, Applied Science Division, Biology and Medicine Division, Center for Advanced Materials, Chemical Biodynamics Division, Computing Division, Earth Sciences Division, Engineering and Technical Services Division, Materials and Molecular Research Division, Nuclear Science Division, and Physics Division

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Metrics on universal covering of projective variety  

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Let U be a universal covering of a connected nonsingular projective variety X with large and residually finite fundamental group. We construct metrics on U and provide another version of the uniformization theorem, namely: if the fundamental group of X is, in addition, nonamenable then U is a bounded domain.

Treger, Robert

2012-01-01

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Governance Reform at China's "985 Project" Universities  

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Higher education reform in China is deepening, and the governance reform taking place at the 985 Project universities over the past decade has displayed a shift from government driven to internally driven, from adaptive to proactive, and from localized to systemic. This reflects the overall status of governance reform in China's higher education.…

Qingnian, Xiong; Duanhong, Zhang; Hong, Liu

2011-01-01

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DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH PROJECTS  

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

126

THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT  

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In the context that the management “in spreading everywhere in the modern society” (T. Gavril?, V.Lefter, 2002) and that is “part of the every social institution” (P. Drucker) gets a major importance concerning the elaboration and promotion of the scientific research projects from superior education. The promotion of the managerial thinking in the framework of the (multiannual) scientific research projects fulfills major roles and generates a remarkable potential impact to some essen...

Mihailescu, Nicolae; Mihailescu, Liliana

2010-01-01

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Opfer des NS-Bücherraubes – 10 Fälle aus medizinischen Bibliotheken in Wien: Provenienzforschungsprojekt an der Universitätsbibliothek der Medizinischen Universität Wien / Victims of book expropriation during nazi regime – 10 examples from medical libraries in Vienna: provenance research project at the university library at the Medical University Vienna  

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Full Text Available Since 2007 the university library at the Medical University Vienna runs a provenance research project. Books, stolen between 1938 and 1945, were acquired by at that time discrete libraries at institutions and clinics of the former medical faculty at Vienna University. A systematic survey of the now centralised book collection should bring to light these misgotten book acquisitions. Aim of the project is to document such cases and to restitute books to their lawful owners or their legal successors. Until Novemver 2008 about 80,000 volumes were scrutinised directly at the shelves by so-called autopsy. So far about 200 definitely stolen books and approximately 1800 suspicious books were dedected. This paper describes the initial position, method and hitherto existing results of the provenance research project. Ten cases of such book theft, recorded in the now centralised collection of the university library of the Medical University Vienna (former medical faculty, should depict victims of book expropiation during nazi regime. These cases include second-hand bookshops (Alois Fantl, Hans Peter Kraus, an university professor from the former medical faculty at Vienna University (Markus Hajek, general practitioners not associated with the former medical faculty (Adolf Kronfeld, Richard Löwi, private persons (Lily Fuchs, Raoul Fernand Jellinek-Mercedes and books from public and private libraries (Akademischer Verein jüdischer Mediziner, Bibliothek Sassenbach, Ortskrankenkasse Dresden.

Bauer, Bruno

2008-01-01

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Research universities for the 21st century  

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The `public outcomes` from research universities are educated students and research that extends the frontiers of knowledge. Measures of these `public outcomes` are inadequate to permit either research or education consumers to select research universities based on quantitative performance data. Research universities annually spend over $20 billion on research; 60% of these funds are provided by Federal sources. Federal funding for university research has recently grown at an annual rate near 6% during a time period when other performers of Federal research have experienced real funding cuts. Ten universities receive about 25% of the Federal funds spent on university research. Numerous studies of US research universities are reporting storm clouds. Concerns include balancing research and teaching, the narrow focus of engineering education, college costs, continuing education, and public funding of foreign student education. The absence of research on the `public outcomes` from university research results in opinion, politics, and mythology forming the basis of too many decisions. Therefore, the authors recommend studies of other nations` research universities, studies of various economic models of university research, analysis of the peer review process and how well it identifies the most capable research practitioners and at what cost, and studies of research university ownership of intellectual property that can lead to increased `public outcomes` from publicly-funded research performed by research universities. They advocate two practices that could increase the `public outcomes` from university research. These are the development of science roadmaps that link science research to `public outcomes` and `public outcome` metrics. Changes in the university research culture and expanded use of the Internet could also lead to increased `public outcomes`. They recommend the use of tax incentives to encourage companies to develop research partnerships with research universities.

Gover, J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Huray, P.G. [Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)

1998-05-01

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Studies in Teaching 1999 Research Digest. Research Projects Presented at Annual Research Forum (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, December 1999).  

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This publication presents a collection of research projects presented at the Annual Research Forum at Wake Forest University: "The Use of Group Work as an Effective Teaching Technique in Lower Level Spanish Classes" (James Blackburn); "What Are the Real Factors behind Student Motivation?" (Matthew Grey Burdick); "Can Students Communicate…

McCoy, Leah P., Ed.

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Commentary: The Value of Science Research Projects  

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In this month's Commentary, the value of science research projects is emphasized. The authors of this article have found that conservatively such projects could potentially have a positive impact on curricular requirements, regardless of the perception that science projects should be complex and difficult or that they should be limited only to students who continue their education beyond high school. They effectively illustrate the benefits of science projects as an alternative learning path for all students, where they acquire critical thinking skills and other components of inquiry-based instruction.

Al Frisby

2005-04-01

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Carnegie Mellon University: Interactive Dome Project  

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This website describes the Interactive Dome Project of the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center. The project explores how interactivity can work effectively in a dome environment and the possibilities for building something "to show off the capabilities of the dome." This is the initial project in a series of many that will run a 3D engine to explore uses of the dome and ultimately build and package a prototype experience. Some psychadelic photos and quicktime videos that combine "playful interactivity with psychedelic visuals and atmospheric beats" are available online, as well as photos of the inflated dome and various hardware. Documentation is ultimately part of the project, but not yet posted online. A timeline indicates final presentations will be in May, 2004.

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Project management of life-science research projects: project characteristics, challenges and training needs.  

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Thirty-four project managers of life-science research projects were interviewed to investigate the characteristics of their projects, the challenges they faced and their training requirements. A set of ten discriminating parameters were identified based on four project categories: contract research, development, discovery and call-based projects--projects set up to address research questions defined in a call for proposals. The major challenges these project managers are faced with relate to project members, leadership without authority and a lack of commitment from the respective organization. Two-thirds of the project managers indicated that they would be interested in receiving additional training, mostly on people-oriented, soft skills. The training programs that are currently on offer, however, do not meet their needs. PMID:21134487

Beukers, Margot W

2011-02-01

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Textile terminology of Hittite Anatolia : Interdisciplinary research projects at the Centre for Textile Research. Project presentation and future perspectives  

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The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen is a world recognized leading centre for ancient textile studies. In addition to the research programmes already in progress since 2005, the CTR has opened itself up to new interdisciplinary research frontiers in an intra-European perspective. The Marie-Sk?odowska Curie fellows recently employed at CTR are developing investigations in all aspects of textile research, also providing new evidence of different chronological periods. Linguists, archaeologists, historians and scientists share their academic backgrounds to join them with CTR expertise. TEXTHA (Textile terminology of Hittite Anatolia) is an innovative interdisciplinary project which aims to create a Hittite dictionary of textiles, the first of its kind, benefiting from the solid know-how of textile crafts of the CTR archaeologists. These new projects lay the foundations of new research platforms for future collaborations between different institutions.

Vigo, Matteo

2014-01-01

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Undergraduate Research in the University of Arizona Astronomy Club  

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Participation in research as an undergraduate is an invaluable learning experience that leads to successful post-undergrad studies. Because of this, the University of Arizona Astronomy Club strives to provide multiple opportunities for its members to get involved in research as early as possible. Areas of research covered by our projects include exoplanet research, stellar cycles, and radio observations. These projects cover exoplanet parameterization, the utilization of Kepler data, and various star-formation studies, respectively. Participation in our projects builds stronger data-collecting and reduction skills, while also leading to tangible achievements such poster presentations at AAS, ASP, and DPS, and published papers in astronomical journals.

Cates, Ian; Towner, A. P.; Walker-LaFollette, A.; Turner, J.; Hardegree-Ullman, K.; Pearson, K.

2014-01-01

135

Research and Transfer: A Teaching Project  

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This paper reports on a project that grew out of observations and conversations undertaken by two faculty members at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY interested in exploring the connection between research skills and transfer knowledge. Stern and Macheski posited that if students were able to connect research acquisition skills to the transfer…

Stern, Catherine; Macheski, Cecilia

2012-01-01

136

Annual review of research projects 1983  

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This progress report provides a brief outline of current laboratory research and development projects and their present status. Research fields covered are: uranium, radon and its daughters, radiation effects in solids and gases, thermoluminescence, x-rays and clinical dosimetry, measurement standards in radiation dosimetry, radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine, radionuclide metrology, non-ionizing electromagnetic radiations, environmental radiochemistry and radiation monitoring

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Radiation protection research projects. Status report 2007  

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In Behalf of the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) the BfS (Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz) assigns research contracts concerning radiation protection topics. The results of these research projects are supposed to provide decision support for the development of radiation protection regulations and other specific radiation protection tasks of the BMU. The BfS is basically charged for the planning, the technical and administrative prearrangements, the assignment, the expert monitoring and the technical evaluation of the results. The report is the compiled information on the results or intermediate results (status reports) of these research projects for the year 2007

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Maharishi University of Management: The Brain Research Institute  

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This website presents The Brain Research Institute, located at the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) and directed by Dr. Alarik Arenander, a neuroscientist and leading researcher in the field of brain development neurobiology. In addition to his work at MUM, Dr. Arenander has conducted cutting-edge research at UCLA, Penn State, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Brain Research Institute's website offers information about various research projects under the categories of Basic and Applied research. Basic research topics at the Institute include Transcendental Consciousness, Higher States of Consciousness, and Consciousness-Based Education. Applied research projects are concerned with non-drug alternatives for children with Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, traumatic brain injury, violence, and substance abuse. The website links to research articles, Powerpoint lectures, and in the future will offer online video lectures.

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Harvard University Iranian Oral History Project  

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Provided by the Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies, this site offers a selection of transcripts from the project's collection of interviews with 134 people "who either played major roles in important political events and decisions [in Iran] from the 1920s to the 1970s or witnessed these events from close range." At the site, visitors will find detailed information about the project, a list of interview subjects, a list of publications, information on accessing the full collection at libraries around the world, and the collection of online excerpts. At present, there are transcripts from interviews with sixteen individuals, two of which can only be viewed in Persian.

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Light water reactor safety research project  

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The research and development activities for the safety of Light Water Power Reactors carried out 1979 at the Swiss Federal Institute for Reactor Research are described. Considerations concerning the necessity, objectives and size of the Safety Research Project are presented, followed by a detailed discussion of the activities in the five tasks of the program, covering fracture mechanics and nondestructive testing, thermal-hydraulics, reactor noise analysis and pressure vessel steel surveillance. (Auth.)

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Nuclear safety research project. Annual report 1995  

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The reactor safety R and D work of the Karlsruhe Research Centre (FZK) has been part of the Nuclear Safety Research Project (PSF) since 1990. The present annual report 1995 summarizes the R and D results. The research tasks are coordinated in agreement with internal and external working groups. The contributions to this report correspond to the status of early 1996. An abstract in English precedes each of them, whenever the respective article is written in German. (orig.)

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Methodology of impact assessment of research projects  

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In the context of the management of research projects development it is necessary to have tools to monitor and evaluate progress and the performance of the projects, as well as their results and the impact on society (international agencies of the United Nations and the States 2002 and 2005 Paris Declaration), with the objective of to ensure their contribution to the social and economic development of countries. Many organizations, agencies and Governments apply different methodologies (IDB, World Bank, UNDP, ECLAC, UNESCO; UNICEF, Canada, Japan, other) for these purposes. In the results-based project management system not only paramount is the process or product itself, but also the result or impact of the project (if the program/project produced the effects desired persons, households and institutions and whether those effects are attributable to the intervention of the program / project). The work shows a methodology that allows for a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of impact of research projects and has been result of experience in project management of international collaboration with the International Agency for Atomic Energy (IAEA) and the Cuban Nuclear programme. (author)

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Research Universities as Knowledge Networks: The Role of Institutional Research  

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This article focuses on the elaboration of institutional research practice, which is an important element of any research university. The study addresses three questions. First, how did institutional research arise, and what is its raison d'etre in a research university? Second, how can institutional research contribute to the improvement of…

Chirikov, Igor

2013-01-01

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Application of AHP and Fuzzy theory in the Scientific Research Projects Management  

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Today, the number of scientific research projects in universities is increasing. The content and system will be more and more complex. The technology in projects will be advanced. And the cost will increase too. The project management involves various factors. More and more uncertain factors will increase the project risk of demonstrating and studying. At present, we still lack the valid means in risk identification, evaluation, control and management in universities. Therefore, the risk mana...

Lijun Zhang; Yanhua Cao; Lu Yang

2013-01-01

145

Advanced energy projects FY 1994 research summaries  

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The Division of Advanced Energy Projects (AEP) provides support to explore the feasibility of novel, energy-related concepts that evolve from advances in basic research. These concepts are typically at an early stage of scientific definition and, therefore, are premature for consideration by applied research or technology development programs. The AEP also supports high-risk, exploratory concepts that do not readily fit into a program area but could have several applications that may span scientific disciplines or technical areas. Projects supported by the Division arise from unsolicited ideas and concepts submitted by researchers. The portfolio of projects is dynamic and reflects the broad role of the Department in supporting research and development for improving the Nation`s energy outlook. FY 1994 projects include the following topical areas: novel materials for energy technology; renewable and biodegradable materials; exploring uses of new scientific discoveries; alternate pathways to energy efficiency; alternative energy sources; and innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction. Summaries are given for 66 projects.

1994-09-01

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Advanced energy projects FY 1994 research summaries  

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The Division of Advanced Energy Projects (AEP) provides support to explore the feasibility of novel, energy-related concepts that evolve from advances in basic research. These concepts are typically at an early stage of scientific definition and, therefore, are premature for consideration by applied research or technology development programs. The AEP also supports high-risk, exploratory concepts that do not readily fit into a program area but could have several applications that may span scientific disciplines or technical areas. Projects supported by the Division arise from unsolicited ideas and concepts submitted by researchers. The portfolio of projects is dynamic and reflects the broad role of the Department in supporting research and development for improving the Nation's energy outlook. FY 1994 projects include the following topical areas: novel materials for energy technology; renewable and biodegradable materials; exploring uses of new scientific discoveries; alternate pathways to energy efficiency; alternative energy sources; and innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction. Summaries are given for 66 projects

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Project development teams: a novel mechanism for accelerating translational research.  

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The trend in conducting successful biomedical research is shifting from individual academic labs to coordinated collaborative research teams. Teams of experienced investigators with a wide variety of expertise are now critical for developing and maintaining a successful, productive research program. However, assembling a team whose members have the right expertise requires a great deal of time and many resources. To assist investigators seeking such resources, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) created the Project Development Teams (PDTs) program to support translational research on and across the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Notre Dame campuses. PDTs are multidisciplinary committees of seasoned researchers who assist investigators, at any stage of research, in transforming ideas/hypotheses into well-designed translational research projects. The teams help investigators capitalize on Indiana CTSI resources by providing investigators with, as needed, mentoring and career development; protocol development; pilot funding; institutional review board, regulatory, and/or nursing support; intellectual property support; access to institutional technology; and assistance with biostatistics, bioethics, recruiting participants, data mining, engaging community health, and collaborating with other investigators.Indiana CTSI leaders have analyzed metrics, collected since the inception of the PDT program in 2008 from both investigators and team members, and found evidence strongly suggesting that the highly responsive teams have become an important one-stop venue for facilitating productive interactions between basic and clinical scientists across four campuses, have aided in advancing the careers of junior faculty, and have helped investigators successfully obtain external funds. PMID:25319172

Sajdyk, Tammy J; Sors, Thomas G; Hunt, Joe D; Murray, Mary E; Deford, Melanie E; Shekhar, Anantha; Denne, Scott C

2015-01-01

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Advanced energy projects; FY 1995 research summaries  

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The AEP Division supports projects to explore novel energy-related concepts which are typically at an early stage of scientific development, and high-risk, exploratory concepts. Topical areas presently receiving support are: novel materials for energy technology, renewable and biodegradable materials, exploring uses of new scientific discoveries, alternate pathways to energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, and innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction. There were 46 research projects during FY 1995; ten were initiated during that fiscal year. The summaries are separated into grant and laboratory programs, and small business innovation research programs.

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1995-09-01

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Artificial Intelligence Research at the University of Maryland  

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The University of Maryland's Computer Science Department conducts a broad research program in both theoretical and applied artificial intelligence. Nine faculty and more than fifty research associates and graduate students are involved in AI research. Projects are funded by a large number of government agencies, as well as by several major corporations. The computing environment will improve dramatically over the next several years, due in large part to Coordinated Experimental Research Depar...

Minker, Jack; Davis, Larry S.

1984-01-01

150

"Making Sense of the Aurora: A Research Project"  

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The article provides an introduction to a on-going research project based at University of Tromsø that seeks to analyze the history of efforts to make sense of the aurora borealis from the early 1700s through to the Cold War. Following brilliant displays of the northern lights in the early eighteenth century, natural philosophers strove to explain this phenomenon that evoked widespread fear and superstition. It was not until well into the twentieth century that consensual explanati...

Robert Marc Friedman

2012-01-01

151

Welfare Quality® project: from scientific research to on farm assessment of animal welfare  

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Welfare Quality® is the acronym of the European research project “Integration of ani- mal welfare in the food quality chain: from public concern to improved welfare and transparent quality”. This European project is focused on the integration of animal welfare in the food quality chain. Italian researchers from University of Milan, Naples, Padua, Parma and Pisa are involved in different tasks of this project. The second sub-project of Welfare Quality® aims to develop asses...

Linda Keeling; Elisabetta Canali

2010-01-01

152

The Research to Action Project: Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses.  

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The number of new nurses entering the profession has increased, but the need to retain nurses in the profession continues to be a critical priority. The consequences of the nursing shortage are reflected in continued high levels of overtime, absenteeism and turnover. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Dietitians of Canada, initiated the project Research to Action: Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses (RTA). The RTA initiative comprised research-based pilot projects, implemented in 10 jurisdictions across the country, that aimed to improve workplaces and increase the retention and recruitment of nurses. Unions, employers, governments, universities and professional associations came together in an unprecedented show of collaboration. Lessons and knowledge were shared among the projects, which were evaluated for their viability in other jurisdictions and professions. The pilots led to increased leadership, engagement and professional development, and decreased overtime, absenteeism and turnover. PMID:22398473

Silas, Linda

2012-03-01

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Advanced Energy Projects FY 1996 research summaries  

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The mission of the Advanced Energy Projects Division (AEP) is to explore the scientific feasibility of novel energy-related concepts. These concepts are typically at an early stage of scientific development and, therefore, are premature for consideration by applied research or technology development programs. The portfolio of projects is dynamic, but reflects the broad role of the Department in supporting research and development for improving the Nation`s energy posture. Topical areas presently receiving support include: alternative energy sources; innovative concepts for energy conversion and storage; alternate pathways to energy efficiency; exploring uses of new scientific discoveries; biologically-based energy concepts; renewable and biodegradable materials; novel materials for energy technology; and innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction. Summaries of the 70 projects currently being supported are presented. Appendices contain budget information and investigator and institutional indices.

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1996-09-01

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THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT  

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Full Text Available In the context that the management “in spreading everywhere in the modern society” (T. Gavril?, V.Lefter, 2002 and that is “part of the every social institution” (P. Drucker gets a major importance concerning the elaboration and promotion of the scientific research projects from superior education. The promotion of the managerial thinking in the framework of the (multiannual scientific research projects fulfills major roles and generates a remarkable potential impact to some essential components, having effects in the positive and decisive influence of the work processes realized in systemic and synergic context in order to achieve the goal.Starting from the previous expressed premise that the management is part of any social institution, the promotion of the managerial thinking within the framework of the scientific research project concept realized by us was reflected by the content elements that will be revealed forward. In the framework of the conceptualization phase, by the promotion of the management through objectives, there were formulated five objectives that wereconsidered by us as necessary in order to achieve the purpose that results from the research project theme

MIHAILESCU Nicolae

2010-04-01

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38 CFR 21.390 - Rehabilitation research and special projects.  

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...Rehabilitation Research and Special Projects § 21.390 Rehabilitation research and special projects. (a) General...rehabilitation; and (2) Projects which are designed to increase the resources and potential for accomplishing the...

2010-07-01

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La producción de conocimiento en la universidad de la calle (Un proyecto de investigación) / Knowledge production at the university of the street (A research project)  

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Full Text Available En este paper (trabajo) plantearé el problema de la Universidad de la calle como el objeto de conocimiento de un trabajo de investigación dentro del campo de las ciencias sociales. Su desarrollo y adecuada realización requiere aplicar una metodología semiótica. El estudio de este fenómeno y la expli [...] cación de su eficacia pedagógica necesitan operaciones analíticas y críticas que se derivan del posible desarrollo de una semiótica indexical específica, del mismo modo que se pueden tomar (evitando estar enclaustrados en una derivación dogmática) de la propuesta de Ch. Peirce acerca del tratamiento del signo indexical. (Ch. Peirce, 1913/1965, párrafo 2.283 y siguientes) El propósito de esta investigación será recolectar la información pertinente la que consistirá principalmente de: (Nota 1) la enunciación descriptiva de un conjunto de experiencias generadoras de conductas; (Nota 2) la enunciación generalizada de los conocimientos adquiridos de la experiencia Esto permitirá la identificación, desde los procesos pedagógicos formales e informales, de la existencia efectiva de situaciones de aprendizaje concretas que tienen fundamental importancia en el logro de las metas relativas a la mejora social e incluso a la supervivencia. Abstract in english In this paper I will pose the university of the street question as the object of knowledge of a research work into the field of the social sciences. Its development and proper achievement require to applying a semiotic methodology. The study of this phenomenon and the explanation of its pedagogical [...] efficacy need analytical and critical operations to be derived from the possible development of a specific indexical semiotics, just as it can be taken (avoiding to be cloistered in a dogmatic derivation) from Ch. S. Peirce´s proposal concerning the indexical sign´s treatment (Ch. S. Peirce, 1913/1965, paragraph 2.283 and following). The aim of this research will be to collect the pertaining information, which will consist mainly of: (Nota 1) the descriptive enunciation of a set of experience generating behaviors; (Nota 2) the generalized enunciation of acquired experiential knowledge. This will permit the identification, out of the formal and informal pedagogical processes, of the effective existence of concrete learning situations that have fundamental importance in the achievement of the goals concerning social improvement and even survival.

Juan, Magariños de Morentin.

2010-12-01

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Ongoing Dentistry Research Projects in Kermanshah, Iran  

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It is an honor and pleasure to serve as the guest editor for the Educational Research in Medical Sciences Journal. I would like to thank the cooperation of vice chancellery for research and technology of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences that kindly helped us throughout this special issue. Since Kermanshah School of Dentistry has recently initiated its activity, it is necessary to obtain the basic information about the status of knowledge and attitude of academic members, dentists...

Saber Khazaei

2014-01-01

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ICT and the Project Studies at Roskilde University, Denmark  

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It is a major trend in today's higher education to make learning and teaching meet the growing demands that are placed by global as well as local developments. Another significant trend is the increasing use of ICT. These two trends, the promise and imperative of ICT and the educational strategies to satisfy individual desires and societal needs in a rapidly changing world, give rise to a big challenge to the present-day learning and pedagogy in university. Roskilde University, Denmark was historically established in the beginning of 1970's as an innovative place for advanced learning to cope with new needs for qualification and reform. With distinctive philosophy and approach in education, studies at Roskilde University are organized as project work characterized by problem orientation, participant direction, exemplarity, interdisciplinarity and collaborative learning. The paper addresses how the increasing application of ICT is changing the educational environments at Roskilde University and, consequently, facilitating and challenging the project studies. The discussion is mainly based on an empirical research in which we observed a group of students and participated in their project work. The data from our interviews and conversations with the students and teachers are also employed to describe the issues that are investigated.

Nielsen, JØrgen Lerche; Ou, Tie

2004-01-01

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A multicriteria method for evaluating transport research projects.  

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Research evaluation has emerged as a ?rapid growth industry?. Every four years more than 10 billion Euros are allocated to research projects by the European Commission through Framework Programmes. During the last ten years a large number of research projects have been addressed to evaluate other projects. However, some evaluation projects do not take a global view of the project results. The evaluation of research projects in the field of transport should be ?quantified‘ as fo...

La Paix Puello, Lissy Cesarina; Lo?pez Lambas, Maria Eugenia

2010-01-01

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ASSESSING UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PERFORMANCE WITH MULTIPLE CONSTITUENCIES  

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Full Text Available The research performance of the university is critical to the national competitiveness. Previous research has established that research performance is based on scholarly publishing. Several studies suggested that journal ranking is the important research quality indicator. However, unilateral measurement for the research performance will seriously corrode the development of university research work. Assessing university research performance with multiple constituencies is a better to enhance the university research. Although substantial studies have been performed on the critical factors that affect knowledge exploration in the university, those in knowledge exploitation are still lacking. With the multiple constituencies, a fully understanding of research performance can be gained. In the research model, knowledge exploration represents the academic research and knowledge exploitation represents the university–industry collaboration. Data collected from 124 university data in online database. The study shows that knowledge exploration and exploitation both are significant positive predictors of university competitiveness. University resources play important roles to affect both knowledge exploration and exploitation in the university. The study also shows that higher knowledge exploration will enhance knowledge exploitation. Implications for theory and practice and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Kuang-Liang Liu

2012-12-01

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Boston University: Dynamical Systems and Technology Project  

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The Dynamical Systems and Technology Project brought to you by the Department of Mathematics at Boston University and the National Science Foundation offers resources for teaching chaos and fractals. The website includes a number of Java applets and several interactive papers "designed to help teachers and students understand the mathematics behind such topics as iterated function systems (the chaos game) and the Mandelbrot and Julia sets." For example, from here, you can play the chaos game, explore iterated function systems, or make fractal movies. Some parts of the website are still under construction and more resources are promised in the future. The materials are intended for secondary school and college teachers of mathematics.

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

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

Hack, Catherine J.

2012-01-01

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Protection of cultural heritage from earthquakes : The NIKER project and the related research at UMinho  

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The European Commission has recently funded a major research project (NIKER) which aimed at developing an integrated methodology for the systemic improvement of the seismic behaviour of cultural heritage assets. This paper provides an overview of the project and presents the most relevant contributions from University of Minho as partner of the project

Oliveira, Daniel V.; Louren O, Paulo B.

2014-01-01

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Research projects of STUK 2009 - 2011  

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The research conducted by the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) serves the whole organisation's mission: to protect people, society, the environment and future generations from the harmful effects of radiation. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority's strategy was revised in 2006 and the research agenda prepared on the basis of the strategy covers the years 2007 - 2011. This report summarises STUK's ongoing research projects during the latter half of the strategy period, from 2009 - 2011. More information on the research, researchers and publications of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority is available at STUK's website: www.stuk.fi. STUK's main research areas are the health effects of radiation, exposure to radon and its prevention, environmental research and preparedness for nuclear and radiation threats and accidents. Supervision in the medical use of radiation and non-ionising radiation is also supported by research, and more accurate and reliable methods of measurement are being developed. During 2009 - 2011, STUK has been actively developing strategic research agendas with European research organisations and funding bodies, with the aim of sustainable integration and long-term commitment to co-operation under a joint research programme. These multidisciplinary research agendas address priorities in low dose risk research as well as radioecology and emergency preparedness. Implementation of the integration process is supported by Networks ofration process is supported by Networks of Excellence funded by the 7th Framework Program of Euratom. STUK is coordinating the Network of Excellence 'Low Dose Research Towards Multidisciplinary Integration' (DoReMi) during 2010 - 2015. The development of novel technologies for nuclear security applications is another newly emerging field of research at STUK. (orig.)

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University Program Management Information System: NASA's University Program Active Projects  

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As basic policy, NASA believes that colleges and universities should be encouraged to participate in the nation's space and aeronautics program to the maximum extent practicable. Indeed, universities are considered as partners with government and industry in the nation's aerospace program. NASA's objective is to have them bring their scientific, engineering, and social research competence to bear on aerospace problems and on the broader social, economic, and international implications of NASA's technical and scientific programs. It is expected that, in so doing, universities will strengthen both their research and their educational capabilities to contribute more effectively to the national well being. This annual report is one means of documenting the NASA-university relationship, frequently denoted, collectively, as NASA's University Program. This report is consistent with agency accounting records, as the data is obtained from NASA's Financial and Contractual Status (FACS) System, operated by the Financial Management Division and the Procurement Office. However, in accordance with interagency agreements, the orientation differs from that required for financial or procurement purposes. Any apparent discrepancies between this report and other NASA procurement or financial reports stem from the selection criteria for the data. This report was prepared by the Office of Education/N.

Gans, Gary (Technical Monitor)

2003-01-01

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Project-based learning in geomatics at Aalborg University  

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The paper deals with the education in Geomatics at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. Since its foundation in 1974 AAU has used Project-Based Learning (PBL) as its educational model. In each of the 10 semesters a project has to be carried out by a group of students. The paper presents the ideas behind PBL and the use of this approach in Geomatics. Some examples of project work in the field of photogrammetry and remote sensing are given. Teachers and researchers at AAU recently published a book on the Aalborg PBL model, in which progress, diversity and challenges of the approach are documented. Some of the findings in this investigation are presented. The on-campus education in Geomatics uses the Internet, and the paper informs about its application on campus. PBL is also practised at AAU's distance education programmes, which combine e-learning and weekend seminars on the campus. Experiences from using PBL in both forms of education are presented.

Höhle, Joachim

2005-01-01

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IAEA Guidelines for New Research Reactor Projects  

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In recent years, the interest of the IAEA Member States in developing research reactor (RR) programmes has been steadily growing. Currently a number of Member States are in different stages of new research reactor projects. Some of these Member States are building their first research reactor as their country's introduction to nuclear science and technology infrastructure. To support Member States in such efforts, the IAEA published in 2012 a Nuclear Energy Series Report NP-T-5.1: 'Specific Considerations and Milestones for a New Research Reactor Project'. This publication provides guidance on the timely preparation of a research reactor project through a sequential development process. It includes a detailed description of the range of infrastructure issues that need to be addressed and the expected level of achievement (or milestones) at the end of each phase of the project. The publication provides a discussion of the mechanisms for justification of a research reactor, and for building stakeholder support. It includes both the technical, legal, regulatory and safety infrastructure, and the development of qualified human resources needed for a research reactor. The publication also addresses the evolution of infrastructure needs from the time a Member State first considers a research reactor and its associated facilities, through the stages of planning, bid preparation, construction, start-up, and preparation for commissioning. The subsequent stages of operation, decommissioning, spent fuel and waste management issues are addressed in the publication to the degree necessary for appropriate planning prior to research reactor commissioning. The feedback from the IAEA activities, in particular from Member States establishing their first research reactor, indicated the need for further guidance on the development of the technical specifications for the bidding process of a research reactor project. In responding to these needs, a Nuclear Energy Series Report on 'Technical Requirements in the Bidding Process for a New Research Reactor' (Nuclear Energy Series Report NP-T-5.6) was developed and is currently under publication process. This document is meant to bridge the gap between the feasibility study for a new research reactor and the call for bids. The publication also addresses the preparation phase of the bidding process and discusses criteria that may be used in the evaluation of the bids. The guidance applies to all reactor types and technologies and it is not recommending a specific reactor type or technology or a specific design. However, it is assumed that the publication will be used by a Member State that has made a knowledgeable commitment to build a safe, sustainable, robust-design and easy-maintainable research reactor. While the guidance provided by this publication is intended mainly to be used by Member States building their first research reactor, it might be suitable for Member States building a subsequent one. The above mentioned publications should be used in conjunction with the IAEA publications on research reactor safety and utilization, in particular the Code of Conduct on the Safety of Research Reactors and the supporting IAEA Safety Standards. This paper presents an overview of the publications and discusses follow-up activities with Member States for their effective application

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Summary of discussions on the next project at RCNP, Osaka University  

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A meeting was held in May 1985 to discuss what should be the next project of RCNP (Research Center for Nuclear Physics), Osaka University, in relation with other similar projects in Japanese Universities or institutes. About 70 researchers from various universities and institutes in Japan gathered and discussed new nuclear physics projects including a 300 MeV cyclotron. Before entering discussions some short reports conserning selection of machine, requirement from physical studies or political problems were presented. And some selected commentators gave short comments for active discussions. All these reports and comments are included in this collective report. (Aoki, K.)

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The "Brand Name" Research University Goes Global  

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This paper traces attempts by two "brand-name" research universities to transnationalise: the US-based Johns Hopkins University, and the University of New South Wales from Australia. Both endeavours were located in, and supported by, Singapore, a city-state with knowledge economy aspirations. The paper explores the globalisation of the research

Sidhu, Ravinder

2009-01-01

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The Privatization of Public University Research Libraries  

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Are we witnessing the privatization of public university research libraries? There is convincing evidence that, in an era of decreasing state support for public higher education, public universities have begun to resemble private universities, particularly in their sources of revenue. A number of indicators demonstrate that public universities,…

Franklin, Brinley

2007-01-01

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

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

Elliott Elizabeth J

2011-06-01

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Project for a renewable energy research centre  

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Full Text Available In Liguria, where sustainable approaches to the design, construction and management of buildings enjoy scant currency, the idea of a company from Milan (FERA s.r.l. setting up a research centre for studies into renewable energy resources, could well open up very interesting development opportunities.The project includes: environmental rehabilitation (restoration projects; strategies for the protection of water resources and waste management systems; passive and active solar systems (solar thermal and experiments with thermodynamic solar energy; hyperinsulation systems, passive cooling of buildings; use of natural materials; bio-climatic use of vegetation. The author describes the project content within the context of the multidisciplinary work that has gone into it.

Andrea Giachetta

2011-04-01

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University Faculty, Colleagues, and Teachers' Federation as Mentors in Collaborative Action Research  

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This research reports on collaborative research projects supported by a teachers' federation. We compare research teams involved in the first year of the project, where they had free choice of research purposes with those in the second year who had the subject area defined for them. University faculty, teachers' colleagues, and the teachers'…

Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Krpan, Cathy Marks; Swartz, Larry

2010-01-01

174

Reinventing the Role of the University Researcher  

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This study examines the structuring of university-community research partnerships that facilitate theoretically grounded research while also generating findings that community partners find actionable. We analyze one partnership that positions university-based researchers as members of a team working to create, maintain, and use a longitudinal…

Nelson, Ingrid A.; London, Rebecca A.; Strobel, Karen R.

2015-01-01

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New Research Reactor Project in Korea  

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New research reactor project in Korea aims to increase self-sufficiency in terms of medical and industrial radioisotope supply, to enlarge the supply of NTD silicon doping and to make up the advanced technology related to research reactor. As a major national project for nuclear science and engineering in Korea, this project has been officially started on Apr. 2012 funded by the Government and Local Governments, Kijang-Gun and Busan City, that accommodate this facility in their land. It has five years project schedule from design to commissioning just before starting the normal operation in 2017. KAERI, who is the owner contracted with the Government, is doing the design by itself based on our own knowledge and experiences from the KRR-1, KRR-2 and HANARO. The reactor is be composed of 8.0 g/cc U-Mo fuel, which is the First-of-a-kind application in world, and will be enable of operating over 300 days per year and 60% high burn-up pertinently to produce the required neutron flux. It is expected that the construction permit application will be submitted to regulatory body by the first half of 2014 and the first criticality by 2017.

Wu, Sangik [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

2013-07-01

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New Research Reactor Project in Korea  

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New research reactor project in Korea aims to increase self-sufficiency in terms of medical and industrial radioisotope supply, to enlarge the supply of NTD silicon doping and to make up the advanced technology related to research reactor. As a major national project for nuclear science and engineering in Korea, this project has been officially started on Apr. 2012 funded by the Government and Local Governments, Kijang-Gun and Busan City, that accommodate this facility in their land. It has five years project schedule from design to commissioning just before starting the normal operation in 2017. KAERI, who is the owner contracted with the Government, is doing the design by itself based on our own knowledge and experiences from the KRR-1, KRR-2 and HANARO. The reactor is be composed of 8.0 g/cc U-Mo fuel, which is the First-of-a-kind application in world, and will be enable of operating over 300 days per year and 60% high burn-up pertinently to produce the required neutron flux. It is expected that the construction permit application will be submitted to regulatory body by the first half of 2014 and the first criticality by 2017

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Towards sustainable renovation : three research projects  

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The focus of this dissertation is on existing housing areas: in industrialised western countries, in 2005, the number of existing buildings that are taken care of, maintained, repaired, renovated or restructured for other functions is higher than the number of buildings that are (new) built. This is a review dissertation, based on empirical material and further reflections from previous research projects dealing with Swedish housing renovation: private-owned old single-family housing areas an...

Botta, Marina

2005-01-01

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The China advanced research reactor project  

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The China Advanced Research Reactor (CARR), a large neutron science facility, reactor power 60 MW, maximum undisturbed thermal neutron flux 8 x 1014 n·cm-2·s-1 , inverse neutron trap compact core, U3Si2 -Al plate type fuel element, light water as coolant, heavy water as reflector, 9 horizontal and 21 vertical channels for various nuclear applications. Reactor construction began on August 26, 2002 and the whole project will be completed at the end of 2006. (author)

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University Technology Transfer and Research Portfolio Management  

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University technology transfer is of critical importance to the U.S. innovation economy. Understanding the drivers of technology transfer efficiency will shed light on University research portfolio management. In this dissertation, survey data from The Association of University Technology Managers is analyzed in various aspects to offer a overall understanding of the technology transfer industry, which include University research fund composition, technology transfer office staffing, licenses...

Zhang, Haifei

2013-01-01

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University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute  

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The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) is "committed to interdisciplinary research that will ultimately increase driving safety and further transportation systems knowledge." During the Institute's time, its researchers have carried out over 1,000 short- and long-term research projects in areas including accident data collection, bioengineering, psychology, and public policy. On the website, visitors can connect with the UMTRI via social media, check out a Quick Links area, and learn about upcoming events. Scholars will want to click on over to the Publications area to view a compete list of publications, which include "Road Safety in Two European Megacities: London and Paris" and "Predicting Vehicle Sales from GDP in 48 Countries: 2005-2011." Other sections here include Data at UMTRI, Educational Opportunities, and Facilities & Services. The site is rounded out by a link to the Safety Pilot program. This initiative hopes to create a system by which cars can communicate with other cars, traffic lights, and roadside devices in order to make driving much safer. [KMG

2013-01-01

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Fast Charging Electric Vehicle Research & Development Project  

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The research and development project supported the engineering, design and implementation of onroad Electric Vehicle (“EV”) charging technologies. It included development of potential solutions for DC fast chargers (“DCFC”) capable of converting high voltage AC power to the DC power required by EVs. Additional development evaluated solutions related to the packaging of power electronic components and enclosure design, as well as for the design and evaluation of EV charging stations. Research compared different charging technologies to identify optimum applications in a municipal fleet. This project collected EV usage data and generated a report demonstrating that EVs, when supported by adequate charging infrastructure, are capable of replacing traditional internal combustion vehicles in many municipal applications. The project’s period of performance has demonstrated various methods of incorporating EVs into a municipal environment, and has identified three general categories for EV applications: ? Short Commute: Defined as EVs performing in limited duration, routine commutes. ? Long Commute: Defined as tasks that require EVs to operate in longer daily mileage patterns. ? Critical Needs: Defined as the need for EVs to be ready at every moment for indefinite periods. Together, the City of Charlottesville, VA (the “City”) and Aker Wade Power Technologies, LLC (“Aker Wade”) concluded that the EV has a viable position in many municipal fleets but with limited recommendation for use in Critical Needs applications such as Police fleets. The report also documented that, compared to internal combustion vehicles, BEVs have lower vehiclerelated greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and contribute to a reduction of air pollution in urban areas. The enhanced integration of EVs in a municipal fleet can result in reduced demand for imported oil and reduced municipal operating costs. The conclusions indicated in the project’s Engineering Report (see Attachment A) are intended to assist future implementation of electric vehicle technology. They are based on the cited research and on the empirical data collected and presented. The report is not expected to represent the entire operating conditions of any of the equipment under consideration within this project, and tested equipment may operate differently under other conditions.

Heny, Michael

2014-03-31

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Application of AHP and Fuzzy theory in the Scientific Research Projects Management  

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Full Text Available Today, the number of scientific research projects in universities is increasing. The content and system will be more and more complex. The technology in projects will be advanced. And the cost will increase too. The project management involves various factors. More and more uncertain factors will increase the project risk of demonstrating and studying. At present, we still lack the valid means in risk identification, evaluation, control and management in universities. Therefore, the risk management study of scientific research projects has great importance and pressure. In this paper, AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process and fuzzy theory are applied into the scientific research projects management. We analyzed the risk factors and determined the indexes. Risk grades and the evaluation model are built. A simulation example is given. The results of our study give references to the risk control and decision of scientific research management, which can be used directly in reality. It also has reference value to other kinds of risk management.

Lijun Zhang

2013-03-01

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The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable 1995 annual report  

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The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable was created just over a decade ago to provide a unique forum for dialogue among top government, university, and industry leaders of the national science and technology enterprise. The purpose is to facilitate personal working relationships and exchange of ideas about issues, problems, and promising opportunities that are facing those charged with developing and deploying science and technology resources. The open dialogue and informal exchange of ideas preclude a process of making formal recommendations or offering specific advice. Instead, the Roundtable seeks to stimulate new approaches by dissemination of its discussions, and pro-active contacts with organizations that may want to build on the idea base it establishes. After introductory material on the structure and operation of the Roundtable, accomplishments on current projects are described. Projects include: Stresses on research and education at colleges and universities; Formulating US research policies within an international context; The Federal Demonstration project, designed to improve the management of federally-funded research; Analysis of the costs of research in industrial, academic, and federal labs; Industry-university research collaborations; and Public stakeholding in America`s investment in science and technology.

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1995-12-31

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Open Science Project in White Dwarf Research  

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I will propose a new way of advancing white dwarf research. Open science is a method of doing research that lets everyone who has something to say about the subject take part in the problem solving process. Already now, the amount of information we gather from observations, theory and modeling is too vast for any one individual to comprehend and turn into knowledge. And the amount of information just keeps growing in the future. A platform that promotes sharing of thoughts and ideas allows us to pool our collective knowledge of white dwarfs and get a clear picture of our research field. It will also make it possible for researchers in fields closely related to ours (AGB stars, planetary nebulae etc.) to join the scientific discourse. In the first stage this project would allow us to summarize what we know and what we don't, and what we should search for next. Later, it could grow into a large collaboration that would have the impact to, for example, suggest instrument requirements for future telescopes to satisfy the needs of the white dwarf community, or propose large surveys. A simple implementation would be a wiki page for collecting knowledge combined with a forum for more extensive discussions. These would be simple and cheap to maintain. A large community effort on the whole would be needed for the project to succeed, but individual workload should stay at a low level.

Vornanen, T.

2013-01-01

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University Research Program in Robotics - "Technologies for Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems in directed Stockpile Work (DSW) Radiation and Campaigns", Final Technical Annual Report, Project Period 9/1/06 - 8/31/07  

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The University Research Program in Robotics (URPR) is an integrated group of universities performing fundamental research that addresses broad-based robotics and automation needs of the NNSA Directed Stockpile Work (DSW) and Campaigns. The URPR mission is to provide improved capabilities in robotics science and engineering to meet the future needs of all weapon systems and other associated NNSA/DOE activities.

James S. Tulenko; Carl D. Crane

2007-12-13

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Decommissioning projects at the Juelich Research Center  

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When the Juelich Research Center was being developed, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Versuchsreaktor GmbH, whose shareholders were municipal electricity utilities, built the AVR reactor on the same site. Contractual agreement with the Center covered fuel supply and disposal, electricity generation, numerous reactor experiments within the framework of the Center's research activities about the HTR, and decommissioning of the plant. Since 1994, all decommissioning efforts have been financed completely out of funds from the share-holders, i.e. the Federal Government (BMBF) and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWF). The solid and liquid radioactive waste arising from disassembly and demolition is processed at the Decontamination. Department of the Research Center, conditioned for repository storage, and held in interim storage. As the decommissioning project will extend over a period of more than a decade, the Center has taken the costly steps of upgrading the processing plants and installations. (orig.)

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Annual review of research projects 1987  

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The Australian Radiation Laboratory is a national laboratory whose function is to assist the users of radiation, and those who regulate its use, to ensure that wherever radiation is encountered, it is managed in the safest possible way. In performing this function the Laboratory conducts a varied program of applied research in areas which have implications for occupational or public health. This progress report provides a brief outline of current Laboratory research and development projects and their present status. The material is grouped into the following research fields: uranium, radon and its daughters; environmental radiation monitoring; radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine; X-ray and clinical dosimetry; radionuclide metrology; non-ionising electromagnetic radiations; measurement standards in radiation dosimetry; and radiation effects in solids and gases. Refs., figs., tabs

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Chalcogenide materials at the research center of Pardubice University.  

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Pardubice : University of Pardubice, 2011. s. 39-40. ISBN 978-80-7395-419-2. [International Days of Materials Science 2011. 16.09.2011-16.09.2011, Pardubice] R&D Projects: GA ?R GA203/09/0827 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40500505 Keywords : crystalline chalcogenides * amorphous chalcogenides Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry

Frumar, M.; Wágner, T.; Málek, J.; N?mec, P.; Frumarová, Božena; P?ikryl, J.; Orava, J.; Kohoutek, T.

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A Project for Developing Practical Urban Planning Education and Research at the Downtown Atelier of the Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University  

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The Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University opened a satellite laboratory in the downtown area of the Kumamoto City in 2006, which is named as the Downtown Atelier. Its major tasks are, firstly, to support students and staffs effectively study policies and techniques of urban planning through case studies, secondly, to stimulate both private and public groups that have interests on the downtown planning so that they could conduct collaborative actions, and thirdly, to provide the university members a channel through which they could present their in-campus activities to the public. This paper reviewed the first two-year activities done at the atelier by students and staffs, and then discussed that the atelier could advance successful steps to achieve its goals.

Morozumi, Mitsuo

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Achievement report on the incoming projects related to ITS. Research and survey involving 'Research and development of universal design vehicle based on ITS technology'; ITS renkei kokei project an. 'ITS gijutsu wo tenkaishita universal design vehicle no kenkyu kaihatsu' ni kakawaru kenkyu chosa  

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For the promotion of 'Report on Strategy of Automobile Industrial Technologies - Strategy 2 - Promotion of Development of Vehicle Environment Recognition Technology and Driver's State Detection Technology,' investigations and studies including overseas surveys are conducted over six selected subjects which are (1) ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) and VCSS (Voice Communications Switching System), (2) old people, handicapped people, and universal design, (3) intelligent interface, (4) techniques of assessing bionic data and load of driving, (5) driving simulator and virtual reality, and (6) data communication, mobile data communication in particular. It is then found that, on the assumption that there exists a mobile communications environment such as ITS or Internet aboard the automobile, it is important to develop a universal design automobile which adapts itself to the driver thereby respecting driver's viewpoint and that such is to be accomplished by grasping driver's characteristics especially under extraordinary conditions in the way of Kansei engineering and by redesigning the driver's operating system making use of the active interface technology. A conclusion is reached that development should continue in compliance with the separately specified 6 items which are indispensable for the research and development of an ITS based man-adaptive automobile. (NEDO)

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2001-02-01

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The NUMATRON project from the viewpoint of interdisciplinary research project  

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The NUMATRON project is in progress in Japan. The project includes the construction of a new heavy ion accelerator which can accelerate any kind of heavy ions. The maximum energy of the accelerated ions will be 2 GeV/nucleon. The accelerator consists of an ion source, a pre-accelerator, an injector linac, and a dual synchrotron. The first stage linac will be operated with 25 MHz period, and the pulse frequency will be 1 pulse for 40 ns. The output energy of the beam from the synchrotron will be varied by a control system. The width of the momentum of beam will be deteriorated by about 2 percent, and the emittance by 200 mm.mrad. A new design to increase the beam intensity is investigated. The machine will be used for the research on heavy ion solid state physics at low energy, on heavy ion physics and nuclear physics at medium energy, and on nuclear physics, medical science and nuclear fusion technology at high energy. (Kato, T.)

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UNIVERSITY TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH PROGRAM SUMMARY AND DIRECTORY  

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The South Carolina Institute for Energy Studies (SCIES), administratively housed at Clemson University, has participated in the advancement of combustion turbine technology for over a decade. The University Turbine Systems Research Program, previously referred to as the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research (AGTSR) program, has been administered by SCIES for the U.S. DOE during the 1992-2003 timeframe. The structure of the program is based on a concept presented to the DOE by Clemson University. Under the supervision of the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the UTSR consortium brings together the engineering departments at leading U.S. universities and U.S. combustion turbine developers to provide a solid base of knowledge for the future generations of land-based gas turbines. In the UTSR program, an Industrial Review Board (IRB) (Appendix C) of gas turbine companies and related organizations defines needed gas turbine research. SCIES prepares yearly requests for university proposals to address the research needs identified by the IRB organizations. IRB technical representatives evaluate the university proposals and review progress reports from the awarded university projects. To accelerate technology transfer technical workshops are held to provide opportunities for university, industry and government officials to share comments and improve quality and relevancy of the research. To provide educational growth at the Universities, in addition to sponsored research, the UTSR provides faculty and student fellowships. The basis for all activities--research, technology transfer, and education--is the DOE Turbine Program Plan and identification, through UTSR consortium group processes, technology needed to meet Program Goals that can be appropriately researched at Performing Member Universities.

Lawrence P. Golan; Richard A. Wenglarz

2004-07-01

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DOE Project: Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies "University Research in Advanced Combustion and Emissions Control" Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program  

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The goal of the present technology development was to increase the efficiency of internal combustion engines while minimizing the energy penalty of meeting emissions regulations. This objective was achieved through experimentation and the development of advanced combustion regimes and emission control strategies, coupled with advanced petroleum and non-petroleum fuel formulations. To meet the goals of the project, it was necessary to improve the efficiency of expansion work extraction, and this required optimized combustion phasing and minimized in-cylinder heat transfer losses. To minimize fuel used for diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration, soot emissions were also minimized. Because of the complex nature of optimizing production engines for real-world variations in fuels, temperatures and pressures, the project applied high-fidelity computing and high-resolution engine experiments synergistically to create and apply advanced tools (i.e., fast, accurate predictive models) developed for low-emission, fuel-efficient engine designs. The companion experiments were conducted using representative single- and multi-cylinder automotive and truck diesel engines.

Reitz, Rolf; Foster, D.; Ghandhi, J.; Rothamer, D.; Rutland, C.; Sanders, S.; Trujillo, M.

2012-10-26

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Plant mutation research at akdeniz university  

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Plant mutation research project at Akdeniz University aims at developing plant types and cultivars suited to environment friendly agriculture. Barley, chickpea and sesame are the main crops on which the mutation techniques are efficiently applied for practical breeding purposes and germplasm development for basic studies. The project originally started in 1984 with barley aiming at selecting proanthocyanidins-free mutants and other useful mutated traits such as genetic male-sterility, earliness, and short height. The barley mutants were successfully used in cross-breeding to generate transgressive variability and heterosis facilitated by genetic male sterile mutants as a tool. The barley mutant collection were also screened for physiological traits basically in terms of drought tolerance, i.e. yielding stability and capacity under dry-land, photosynthetic rate, salt tolerance, wax content, droplet contact angles, etc. A fast germinating ABA-insensitive mutant, Akdeniz-M-Q-54 was registered by Crop Science Society of America in 1998 as a useful tool for basic studies and a germplasm for drought tolerance with its faster growing habit. The second sub-project in chickpea, started in 1994, focuses on selecting mutants suited to winter growing such as cold tolerant and resistant to Aschochyta blight in order take advantage of winter rainfalls, mechanized harvesting, reducing soil erosion, more nitrogen fixation and more residues via fall-sowing of the crop. Certain mutantsa fall-sowing of the crop. Certain mutants with improved cold tolerance and with acceptable seed size have already been confirmed in replicated trials of three years. Recently, we are interested in selecting root mutants in morphology and function in barley and chickpea as part of a Coordinated Research Program (CRP) by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Last but not least, sesame sub-project handed us over the first induced non shattering sesame mutants of the world in the frame of another IAEA CRP, showing the effectiveness of mutation techniques to generate unique variants according to Vavilov's law of homologs series. The project was also demonstrated on CNN in 1996 as a good example of using atomic energy for peaceful purposes

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Ten steps to success in integrative research projects  

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Research in the INTELS project has revealed that many integrative (= interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary) landscape projects frequently face similar challenges. There are, however, few guidelines available to help projects avoid common problems. In this chapter, we present what we consider the ten most important steps towards successful integrative research projects. We define successful projects as those that reach integration and project goals, produce tangible outcomes, contribute to p...

Tress, B.; Tress, G.; Fry, G.

2006-01-01

196

NASA's new university engineering space research programs  

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The objective of a newly emerging element of NASA's university engineering programs is to provide a more autonomous element that will enhance and broaden the capabilities in academia, enabling them to participate more effectively in the U.S. civil space program. The programs utilize technical monitors at NASA centers to foster collaborative arrangements, exchange of personnel, and the sharing of facilities between NASA and the universities. The elements include: the university advanced space design program, which funds advanced systems study courses at the senior and graduate levels; the university space engineering research program that supports cross-disciplinary research centers; the outreach flight experiments program that offers engineering research opportunities to universities; and the planned university investigator's research program to provide grants to individuals with outstanding credentials.

Sadin, Stanley R.

1988-01-01

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North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium: Steller Sea Lions  

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This excellent site by a consortium of university scientists provides information about the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) and other marine mammals of the Pacific Northwest. The Biology section outlines species classification, biology, distribution, diet, predation, human interactions, photos and more. Research and Publications sections offer summaries of research projects and downloadable scientific journal articles. Current focus is on the effects that changes in food species may have on sea lion health and population success.

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A German research project about applicable graphite cutting techniques  

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In Germany, too, quite large quantities of irradiated nuclear graphite, used in research and prototype reactors, are waiting for an environmental way of disposal. While incineration of nuclear graphite does not seem to be a publicly acceptable way, cutting and packaging into ductile cast iron containers could be a suitable way of disposal in Germany. Nevertheless, the cutting of graphite is also a very difficult technique by which a large amount of secondary waste or dust might occur. An applicable graphite cutting technique is needed. Therefore, a group of 13 German partners, consisting of one university, six research reactor operators, one technical inspection authority, three engineering companies, one industrial cutting specialist and one commercial dismantling company, decided in 1999 to start a research project to develop an applicable technique for cutting irradiated nuclear graphite. Aim of the project is to find the most suitable cutting techniques for the existing shapes of graphite blocks with a minimum of waste production rate. At the same time it will be learned how to sample the dust and collect it in a filter system. The following techniques will be tested and evaluated: thermal cutting, water jet cutting, mechanical cutting with a saw, plasma arc cutting, drilling. The subsequent evaluation will concentrate on dust production, possible irradiation of staff, time and practicability under different constraints. This research project is funded by the German Minister of Education and Research under the number 02 S 7849 for a period of two years. A brief overview about the work to be carried out in the project will be given. (author)

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Tools for Monitoring Social Media: A Marketing Research Project  

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Knowledge of how to effectively monitor social media is an increasingly valued marketing research skill. This study tests an approach for adding social media content to an undergraduate marketing research class team project. The revised project maintains the expected objectives and parameters of a traditional research project, while integrating…

Veeck, Ann; Hoger, Beth

2014-01-01

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Fuel Cell Research at the University of South Carolina  

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Five projects were conducted in an effort to supplement the efforts of fuel cell research at the University of South Carolina and to contribute to the Technical Plan for Fuel Cells of the Department of Energy. These efforts include significant interaction with the industrial community through DOE funded projects and through the National Science Foundation?s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF-I/UCRC) for Fuel Cells at USC. The allocation of projects described below leveraged all of these sources of funding without overlap and redundancy. 1. "Novel Non-Precious Metal Catalyst For PEMFCs" (Dr. Branko Popov) 2. "Non Carbon Supported Catalysts" (Dr. John Weidner) 3. "Hydrogen Quality" (Dr. Jean St-Pierre) 4. "Gasket Materials: Mechanical and Chemical Stability in PEMFC" (Dr. Y.J. (Bill) Chao) 5. "Mathematical Modeling of PEM Fuel Cells," (Dr. Sirivatch (Vatch) Shimpalee)

Van Zee, John W.

2006-09-25

201

PARIS ACADEMIC NETWORK PROJECT - High speed metropolitan area network for research and educational  

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RAP is an high speed metropolitan network for all schools of higher education in Paris ( Universities, Institutes, College of university level ) , the National Center of Scientific Research, the National Institute for Health and Medical Research. Thirty three institutions are involved in this project, that means over 120 sites, about 200 000 students and 20 000 teachers, researchers, technical personal and administration. A structure in ?dark fibre? and DWDM, ATM and gigabit protocols, serv...

Elipot, Stoned; Gautier, Jean-paul; Girard, Jean-claude; Thibault, Jacky; Mabboux, Bruno

2001-01-01

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Mapping Public Engagement with Research in a UK University  

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Notwithstanding that ‘public engagement’ is conceptualised differently internationally and in different academic disciplines, higher education institutions largely accept the importance of public engagement with research. However, there is limited evidence on how researchers conceptualise engagement, their views on what constitutes engagement and the communities they would (or would not) like to engage with. This paper presents the results of a survey of researchers in the Open University that sought to gather data to fill these gaps. This research was part of an action research project designed to embed engagement in the routine practices of researchers at all levels. The findings indicate that researchers have a relatively narrow view of public engagement with research and the communities with which they interact. It also identified that very few strategically evaluate their public engagement activities. We conclude by discussing some of the interventions we have introduced with the aim of broadening and deepening future researcher engagement. PMID:25837803

Grand, Ann; Davies, Gareth; Holliman, Richard; Adams, Anne

2015-01-01

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Transformational Leadership in Research Universities  

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In order to preserve research integrity, leaders at postsecondary research institutions must utilize transformational leadership behaviors in order to promote a campus culture that is the most conducive to responsible research conduct. In support of this assertion, the issue of research misconduct and its potential consequences for both…

Gilmore, Ryann M.

2011-01-01

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Open Science Project in White Dwarf Research  

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I will propose a new way of advancing white dwarf research. Open science is a method of doing research that lets everyone who has something to say about the subject take part in the problem solving process. Already now, the amount of information we gather from observations, theory and modelling is too vast for any one individual to comprehend and turn into knowledge. And the amount of information just keeps growing in the future. A platform that promotes sharing of thoughts and ideas allows us to pool our collective knowledge of white dwarfs and get a clear picture of our research field. It will also make it possible for researchers in fields closely related to ours (AGB stars, planetary nebulae etc.) to join the scientific discourse. In the first stage this project would allow us to summarize what we know and what we don't, and what we should search for next. Later, it could grow into a large collaboration that would have the impact to, for example, suggest instrument requirements for future telescopes to sa...

Vornanen, Tommi

2012-01-01

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The University of Birmingham - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Research  

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The University of Birmingham introduces the goal of its department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences' (GEES) research to link climate, hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology studies in order to build integrated models of fluvial systems. Users can find ample information about the goals and significance in its many projects which include riparian hydroecology, hydrology of cold environments, hydrogeomorphology, and channel sedimentation dynamics. Most of the materials contain an abundance of links to help users fully understand the Earth Surface Systems research. Along with the research of the staff, the site supplies introductions to many of the PhD research students' work.

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Understanding How the Public Perceives the Importance of University Research in the United States  

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Most universities in the United States have little or no idea about how the public perceives the importance of research done at these institutions. Learning whether the public believes academic research is valuable, meaningful, and practical has implications for higher education, if the public believes that university research is of little worth. This project utilized naturalistic and qualitative methods to learn how alumni perceived the importance of research at a major public university wit...

Jensen Richard W.

2005-01-01

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Full Circle: Stakeholders' Evaluation of a Collaborative Enquiry Action Research Literacy Project  

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This paper reports on school-university collaboration during an action research project, which aimed to build a writing pedagogy for students with Learning Disabilities in the trilingual, biliterate educational context of Hong Kong. The project was established through interpersonal relationships built from the ground up between stakeholders from a…

Forey, Gail; Firkins, Arthur S.; Sengupta, Sima

2012-01-01

208

Integrated Photon Source Project at Tohoku University  

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A new accelerator complex project to provide photons of which the energy range covers far-infrared, VUV, X-ray and hundreds MeV has been developed at Tohoku University. Based on an infrastructure of an accelerator facility, Laboratory of Nuclear Science (LNS), a new injector linac and a light source storage ring are designed. The 150 MeV injector linac may contain a thermionic RF gun to have simple configuration of accelerating structure. The RF gun allows us to operate infrared free electron laser (FEL). A 1.5 GeV storage ring is designed to realize relatively low emittance and capability of inserting a couple of superconducting wigglers for x-ray. Furthermore a storage ring FEL is also taken account to provide coherent higher harmonic photons and high energy gamma-rays via Compton backscattering and Bremsstrahlung. At the present, the lattice of the storage ring is considered to have eight-hold Chasman-Green cells and two 8 m-long straight sections. Because of limited budget and site area, the storage ring should be small, so that we will employ multipole magnets which produce both quadrupole and sextupole magnetic fields.

Hama, H.; Hinode, F.; Kasagi, J.; Kurihara, A.; Miyamoto, A.; Mutoh, M.; Nanao, M.; Satoh, S.; Shibasaki, Y.; Shinto, K.; Suzuki, S.; Takahashi, S.; Tanaka, T.; Watanabe, M.

2004-05-01

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Refining Procedures: A Needs Analysis Project at Kuwait University.  

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Outlines the procedures followed in the needs analysis (NA) project carried out in 1996 at the College of Petroleum and Engineering at Kuwait University. Focuses on the steps taken in the project and the rationale behind them. Offers an illustration of an NA project and to show the procedural steps involved. (Author/VWL)

Basturkmen, Helen

1998-01-01

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Growing and Developing as a University Researcher  

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While there is a substantial body of literature on academics' development as teachers, investigation of their development as researchers post-PhD is rare. This study undertook an investigation of academics' ways of understanding their own growth and development as a university researcher. Four qualitatively different ways of understanding research

Akerlind, Gerlese S.

2008-01-01

211

Remote Imaging Projects In Research And Astrophotography With Starpals  

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StarPals is a nascent non-profit organization with the goal of providing opportunities for international collaboration between students of all ages within space science research. We believe that by encouraging an interest in the cosmos, the one thing that is truly Universal, from a young age, students will not only further their knowledge of and interest in science but will learn valuable teamwork and life skills. The goal is to foster respect, understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity among all StarPals participants, whether students, teachers, or mentors. StarPals aims to inspire students by providing opportunities in which, more than simply visualizing themselves as research scientists, they can actually become one. The technologies of robotic telescopes, videoconferencing, and online classrooms are expanding the possibilities like never before. In honor of IYA2009, StarPals would like to encourage 400 schools to participate on a global scale in astronomy/cosmology research on various concurrent projects. We will offer in-person or online workshops and training sessions to teach the teachers. We will be seeking publication in scientific journals for some student research. For our current project, the Double Stars Challenge, students use the robotic telescopes to take a series of four images of one of 30 double stars from a list furnished by the US Naval Observatory and then use MPO Canopus software to take distance and position angle measurements. StarPals provides students with hands-on training, telescope time, and software to complete the imaging and measuring. A paper will be drafted from our research data and submitted to the Journal of Double Star Observations. The kids who participate in this project may potentially be the youngest contributors to an article in a vetted scientific journal. Kids rapidly adapt and improve their computer skills operating these telescopes and discover for themselves that science is COOL!

Fischer, Audrey; Kingan, J.

2008-05-01

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Pew Research Journalism Project: Twitter News Consumers  

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How do adults get their news? Based on a recent study from the Pew Research Journalism Project, approximately 8 percent of all adults in the United States get their news through Twitter. It's an interesting finding amidst many in this report sponsored via a collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The report looks at a wide range of topics, including analysis of conversations on Twitter around major news events, exploring how people discuss major issues via this particular form of social media. Interestingly enough, the report notes that the majority of those polled (85 percent) get news at least sometimes on mobile devices and that Twitter news consumers are younger and more educated that both the overall population and Facebook news consumers. Visitors can read the complete report here and also peruse additional reports such as "News Coverage Conveys Strong Momentum for Same-Sex Marriage" and "Twitter and the Campaign."

Guskin, Emily

2013-11-04

213

The FLAME research project: introduction and methods  

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The FLAME (Fly Ash and Metals in Europe: Implications for human and environmental health) research project funded by the EU COPERNICUS programme ran from 1994 to 1996. The main aims of the programme were to further develop an automated chemical characterisation to discriminate between fly-ash particles from the major fossil-fuels used throughout Europe (coal, oil, peat, brown coal and oil shale) and apply this to particles extracted from lake sediments taken from the four participating countries (Estonia, Czech Republic, Ireland and UK) in order to determine spatial distribution of deposited particulates from large combustion sources. In combination with trace metal analyses from lake surface sediments and catchment mosses, the fly-ash particle data were able to identify areas of elevated pollutant deposition and suggest potential sources for them. Given the transboundary nature of the pollutants, the techniques and results of FLAME are of relevance throughout Europe. This paper describes the background and aims of the FLAME project, outlines the methods employed for sampling sediments and mosses and the analytical techniques for particle enumeration and trace metal analysis for sediments and mosses. Finally brief details of the particle characterisation are given showing how a hierarchical discriminant function was developed, based on energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) derived particle chemistry which correctly allocated particles from the five fuel-types with 80% rticles from the five fuel-types with 80% accuracy. 60 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab

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Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage  

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This report is an executive summary of major project goals and descriptions for electrochemical energy storage. Exploratory research, applied science research, air systems research, milestones, and management activities are a few of the topics discussed. (JL)

Kinoshita, K. (ed.)

1991-06-01

215

Library Roles in University Research Assessment  

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Full Text Available This article summarises the findings of two OCLC research reports which recently documented how university research is assessed in five countries and the role research libraries play in the various schemes. Libraries’ administrative role in supplying bibliometrics is the most obvious. However, the author advocates a much more strategic role for libraries: to focus on the scholarly activity all around the library, to curate, advise on and preserve the manifold outputs of research activity.

John MacColl

2010-09-01

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Ongoing Dentistry Research Projects in Kermanshah, Iran  

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Full Text Available It is an honor and pleasure to serve as the guest editor for the Educational Research in Medical Sciences Journal. I would like to thank the cooperation of vice chancellery for research and technology of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences that kindly helped us throughout this special issue. Since Kermanshah School of Dentistry has recently initiated its activity, it is necessary to obtain the basic information about the status of knowledge and attitude of academic members, dentists, dental students and carried out therapies in order to perform future planning. To achieve this purpose, the most important considerations are focusing on epidemiologic and community-based surveys to elicit the basic information about the community, which could help to promote future clinical studies and better judgment of effectiveness of pervious dental treatments. So, we aimed to specifically put extensive emphasis on epidemiologic studies in this issue. On the other hand, a well-structured research program for future is essential to provide an appropriate plan. To this end, a critical shifting from descriptive studies to case-control, cohort and clinical trials is needed and should be considered. Cohort studies are so useful in caries and orthodontics research. In dentistry, this type of study can be undertaken to obtain evidence and to report association between cause and effect, particularly through specific population. Clinical trials have been recognized as a reliable scientific method that evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention or try to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat diseases. Owing to the newly-established School of Dentistry in Kermanshah, there has not been any registered clinical trial so far. The importance and essential role of these types of studies are undeniable, and as director of research programs of Kermanshah School of Dentistry I encourage faculty members and students of this school to pay more attention to these items. We also may consider evidence-based dentistry (EBD in all of education. EBD is a new approach that can improve the quality of decision making in clinical practice, so it should be pay more attention and student education must be deigned based on it. It is recommended that School of Dentistry education can employs EBD to prepare better environment for students’ education and this is critically in accordance with early research encounter of students. At the end, I would like to acknowledge and thank the editor-in-chief and referees of this special issue for their excellent work on reviewing the papers, without whose commitment, patients and precision the current special issue could not be published.

Saber Khazaei

2014-04-01

217

Resource Allocation in Public Research Universities  

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The purpose of this study was to conduct an econometric analysis of internal resource allocation. Two theories are used for this study of resource allocation in public research universities, and these are: (1) Theory of the Firm; and (2) Resource Dependence Theory. This study used the American Association of Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE)…

Santos, Jose L.

2007-01-01

218

University Research on Problems Posed by Society.  

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Concern for changes in the environment in which we live and the need for change within universities to realistically meet the expectations of society are explored in this speech. Education, research, and public service, representing three inseparable aspects of the overall mission of the university, are of foremost consideration. The nature of…

Alpert, Daniel

219

Assessing the Research Performance of Australian Universities  

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This paper identifies new classifications of Australian universities based on their total and per-academic staff research outputs using the data for the period 1998-2002. We define research performance in terms of audited numbers of PhD completions, publications and grants (in accordance with rules established by the Department of Education, Science and Training). Our analysis indicates that (a) the highest achievers consists of the seven Group of Eight (Go8) universities; (b) the top-three...

Valadkhani, Abbas; Worthington, Andrew

2006-01-01

220

Research project: "Promotion of optimum brain ageing"  

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The Rehabilitation and Geriatrics Department of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) has signed a research protocol with CERN with a view to promoting better understanding of the mechanisms that trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia associated with memory loss, inability to make plans and spatial disorientation. With 24 million sufferers worldwide at present, a figure that is predicted to rise to 29 million by 2020, it represents a major challenge for the coming decades. Prevention is a key factor in slowing the alarming spread of this disease. Delaying the onset of the disease could reduce the total number of cases by 50%. Why CERN? CERN is an international research organisation with a workforce that is predominantly male (a section of the population that has been little studied so far) and has a high level of education. Moreover, its pensioners are easy to reach since the majority live in the Geneva area. The aim of the study is to ev...

IT Department

2009-01-01

221

Promoting Undergraduate Research at Grand Valley State University  

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Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a relatively young, rapidly growing, predominately undergraduate institution of about 20,000 students located in western Michigan in which undergraduate research plays a vital role in the education of our students. Student research is supported and actively promoted by 1) creating university funding opportunities and taking advantage of small outside funding sources 2) building a tradition of undergraduate research 3) incorporating small research activities into classes and 4) educating students explicitly in how to prepare a professional poster, give a professional talk and write a journal article. As the saying goes, if you have money, the students will come. At GVSU most students recognize the value of a research experience but need income to pay for college expenses. The internally funded Student Summer Scholars program at GVSU provides student salary and faculty stipend for a summer research project (\\6000 per grant). The geology department has also been successful at obtaining grants from the NASA Michigan Space Grant Consortium (\\5,000 plus a 100% GVSU match). We have been successful in using these easier to obtain smaller grants to fund undergraduate projects. In some cases small grants actually allow us to pursue "risky" or otherwise difficult to fund projects. Undergraduate research "counts" at GVSU and once a tradition and critical mass of undergraduate research has been established, it can become self-sustaining. To recognize the achievements of undergraduate research at GVSU, there is an annual Student Scholarship Day in which the students (580 university wide) present the results of their research. Also, by persuading students in our introductory classes (for extra credit) to attend Student Scholarship Day, the students, early in their college career, can see what fellow students can accomplish and student presenters can revel in their role of researcher and educator. Such an event helps to build a tradition of undergraduate research. Students are more likely to tackle larger research projects if they have gained confidence and experience by successfully completing smaller research projects. Many upper level geology courses require that students complete a research project. Research projects can range from investigating the grain size variability of river sediment in sedimentology to analyzing a Superfund site in hydrogeology. The geology department is also committed to instructing all our majors in how to organize and communicate the results of their research. Students are required to complete a course in geology Information Literacy and a geology seminar course. The information literacy course instructs the students in how to search for articles, introduces common graphing and computing software and demonstrates how to design and produce a research poster. In seminar, the entire geology faculty participate and instruct and mentor the students as they prepare a research paper and professional talk. In conclusion, we have created a supportive undergraduate research atmosphere at GVSU by acquiring funding for their research, by training our students in how to conduct and present their research, and, perhaps most importantly, by celebrating their accomplishments.

Riemersma, P.; Mekik, F. A.

2003-12-01

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First Student Project at the University of Tennessee at Martin Observatory  

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The University of Tennessee at Martin has recently completed the construction and setup of an observatory. The dome houses a 16" Meade telescope with SBIG STL-11000M CCD. For its first project, observations of the Delta Scuti type variable SZ Lynx were taken in March and analyzed using MiraPRO. A simple ephemeris calculation was done, and compared to previous results. This project was done under the University Scholars program, a four year scholarship program which includes a faculty-mentored research project.

Crews, Lionel J.; Turner, K.; Wesner, P.

2011-05-01

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Current severe accident research facilities and projects  

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The Working Group on the Analysis and Management of Accidents (GAMA) is mainly composed of technical specialists in the areas of coolant system thermal-hydraulics, in-vessel protection, containment protection, and fission product retention. Its general functions include the exchange of information on national and international activities in these areas, the exchange of detailed technical information, and the discussion of progress achieved in respect of specific technical issues. Severe accident management is one of the important tasks of the group. This document is an update of the 'Current Severe Accident Research Facilities and Projects' list. Facilities and projects are sorted according to the following criteria: In-Vessel Phenomena: Core Degradation and Melt Progression, Molten Core Debris Interaction with the Reactor Pressure Vessel Lower Head and Mechanical Behaviour of Reactor Pressure Vessel Lower Head; In-Vessel and Ex-Vessel Molten Fuel/Coolant Interactions; Ex-Vessel Phenomena: Molten Core Debris/Concrete Interactions, Molten Core/Ceramic Interaction, Melt Release (including DCH), Melt Spreading and Catching Devices Studies, Melt Coolability, Corium Melt properties; Hydrogen Transport and Combustion: Mixing and Distribution, Deflagration, Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition, Passive Recombiner Performance; Mechanical Behaviour of Reactor Pressure Vessel Lower Head; Containment Structural Integrity: Containment Failure Experiment and Analysis, Material Properties and Structural Behaviour, Containment Thermal-Hydraulics, Containment Cooling, Cable Penetration Integrity; Fission Products and Aerosols: Effects of Specific Elements on Iodine Volatility, Release of Low-Volatility Fission Products/Late In-Vessel Fission Product Release, Reactor Materials Release, Aerosol and Iodine Behaviour in Reactor Coolant System and Containment, Retention, Resuspension and Revaporization in Primary Circuit, Aerosol Nucleation and Transport, Source Term, Containment Sprays, Pool Scrubbing, Iodine Chemistry, Integral Studies; Severe Accident Management

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Researchers' Experiences, Positive and Negative, in Integrative Landscape Projects  

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Integrative (interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary) landscape research projects are becoming increasingly common. As a result, researchers are spending a larger proportion of their professional careers doing integrative work, participating in shifting interdisciplinary teams, and cooperating directly with non-academic participants. Despite the growing importance of integrative research, few studies have investigated researchers’ experiences in these projects. How do researchers perceive the outcomes of integrative projects, or career effects? Do they view the projects generally as successes or failures? This study analyses researchers’ experiences in integrative landscape studies and investigates what factors shape these experiences. The data stems from 19 semi-structured qualitative interviews and a Web-based survey among 207 participants in integrative landscape research projects. It finds that researchers experience participation in integrative projects as positive, in particular discussions among participants, networking, teamwork, and gaining new insights and skills. Furthermore, most researchers perceive the projects as successful and as having a positive effect on their careers. Less positive aspects of integration relate to publications and merit points. Factors found to contribute to positive experiences include reaching a high degree of integration amongst the involved disciplines, common definitions of integrative research concepts, and projects that include a large share of fundamental research as well as projects with many project outcomes. Based on these findings, we advise future projects to plan for integration, facilitate discussions, and reach agreement on integrative concepts. We suggest that aspects of fundamental research be included in integrative projects. We also suggest that planning be done at an early stage for peer-reviewed publications, to ensure that participants gain merit points from their participation in integrative research efforts.

Tress, Bärbel; Tress, Gunther; Fry, Gary

2005-12-01

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ENHANCING ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARD UNIVERSITY COMMERCIALIZATION  

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Full Text Available Commercialization of university’s research has drawn growing attention of late as it is increasingly seen as drivers to local economic growth. However, current studies have focused mainly on factors affecting commercialization assuming their presence would encourage greater commercialize activities. While this assumption is satisfactory, anecdotal evidences indicated that the presence of those factors sometimes do not improve commercialization. We argued that this anomaly is due to the influence of university researchers’ perceptions toward commercialization which manipulate their propensity to engage in this activity. This paper begins by reviewing the various mechanisms to commercialization in Malaysia universities. The impact of perception on commercializing activities formed the second part of the analysis. Recommendations to enhance commercialization within a university environment are also highlighted.

Aslan Amat Seni

2011-10-01

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Annual Report July 1973 to June 1974. Institute of Library Research, University of California - Berkeley.  

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The Institute of Library Research (ILR) is a statewide organized research unit of the University of California (UC) whose activities during the period July 1973 through July 1974 have been directed toward the objectives of education, research, and public services. The research projects and services undertaken by the ILR staff are affiliated with…

Bourne, Charles P.

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Linguistic Analysis of Project Ownership for Undergraduate Research Experiences  

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We used computational linguistic and content analyses to explore the concept of project ownership for undergraduate research. We used linguistic analysis of student interview data to develop a quantitative methodology for assessing project ownership and applied this method to measure degrees of project ownership expressed by students in relation to different types of educational research experiences. The results of the study suggest that the design of a research experience significantly influ...

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

2012-01-01

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The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable 1996 annual report  

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The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable was created just over a decade ago to provide a unique forum for dialogue among top government, university, and industry leaders in the national science and technology enterprise. The purpose is to facilitate personal working relationships and exchange of ideas about issues, problems, and promising opportunities facing those charged with developing and deploying science and technology resources. In 1996, Council meetings focused on the following: (1) the impact of information technology on the structure of research and educational organizations; (2) ways to improve communication between the science and engineering community and the public; and (3) new approaches both to measuring the results of research investments, and to communicating those metrics to non-technical decision-makers and to the public. Significant milestones were also achieved in four major projects, representing, impart, follow-up activity from previous Council Meeting discussions: (1) facilitating the Federal Demonstration Partnership, designed to maximize the efficiency of the federal research support system; (2) compiling results of a regional workshop on experiences in industry-university collaborative organization; (3) publishing the results of a study comparing the cost structures for research performed in the industrial, academic, and government laboratory sector; and (4) catalyzing, and participating in, a series of campus-based convocations on stresses being experienced in the research university environment.

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1996-12-31

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Criticality safety research at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville  

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A list of seven research projects in nuclear criticality safety being conducted at the University of Tennessee is given. One of the projects is very briefly described. The study of space-dependent kinetics analysis of a hypothetical criticality accident involving an array of bottles containing UO2F2 is being conducted for the US DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, K-25 plant. Preliminary results for power versus time are presented, which indicate that space-time effects are significant after approximately 70 seconds. 2 refs., 1 fig

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Criticality safety research at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville  

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A list of seven research projects in nuclear criticality safety being conducted at the University of Tennessee is given. One of the projects is very briefly described. The study of space-dependent kinetics analysis of a hypothetical criticality accident involving an array of bottles containing UO{sub 2}F{sub 2} is being conducted for the US DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, K-25 plant. Preliminary results for power versus time are presented, which indicate that space-time effects are significant after approximately 70 seconds. 2 refs., 1 fig.

Dodds, H.L. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

1997-06-01

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Columbia University: Industrial Engineering and Operations Research  

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This is the website for Columbia University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, which is "concerned with the design, analysis, and control of production and service operations and systems." The website describes two of the Department's research centers. The first, the Center for Applied Probability, supports interdisciplinary research on probability and its applications. The second, the Computational Optimization Research Center, specializes in "the design and implementation of state-of-the-art algorithms for the solution of large-scale optimization problems arising from a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications." Separate websites provide a description of research conducted at the Centers along with links to various publications.

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Purdue University: The Project Lifecycle Management SME Project  

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The Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence from Purdue University contains a number of downloadable modules and related documents on product lifecycle management. PLM is a comprehensive information system that coordinates all aspects of a product from initial concept to its eventual retirement. Sometimes called the "digital backbone" of a product, it includes the requirements phase, analysis and design stages, manufacturing, product launch, distribution, quality assurance, in-service maintenance and spare parts provisions.

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Research oriented projects on design themese : A master semester at AAU  

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How can design students do research-oriented projects about design themes? At the 3rd semester at the Industrial Design Master Program at Aalborg University this is done by taking research oriented learning objectives on design theories and methods and combining them with experimental case studies with or without external parties like companies and consultancies. Programming the project is a large part of the 2½ month long project work and a “program” is handed in and evaluated after 3 weeks. During this programming the design students are going through a pre-reflection process, where they are designing the setup including the experiment or case that they will be carrying out. This approach shares characteristics of a regular research project, but the extent and level of complexity is much lower and the experiment and case is larger part of the project. At the other end of the project the analysis and discussion of the project is also significantly less in extent and complexity. This paper will use four case projects to demonstrate the variety and range of projects carried out under this research-oriented semester called “Research & Strategy”. Even with a variety in extent, context and structure they all meet the learning objectives and the output of the projects are beyond ordinary design proposals, instead they are centered on methodological issues and suggestion for improvements providing collaborating partners with valuable insight and feedback. At the same time the scientific attitude and professional self-reflection amongst students are improved.

Tollestrup, Christian; Eriksen, Kaare

2011-01-01

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Human research ethics committees in technical universities.  

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Human research ethics has developed in both theory and practice mostly from experiences in medical research. Human participants, however, are used in a much broader range of research than ethics committees oversee, including both basic and applied research at technical universities. Although mandated in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, non-medical research involving humans need not receive ethics review in much of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Our survey of the top 50 technical universities in the world shows that, where not specifically mandated by law, most technical universities do not employ ethics committees to review human studies. As the domains of basic and applied sciences expand, ethics committees are increasingly needed to guide and oversee all such research regardless of legal requirements. We offer as examples, from our experience as an ethics committee in a major European technical university, ways in which such a committee provides needed services and can help ensure more ethical studies involving humans outside the standard medical context. We provide some arguments for creating such committees, and in our supplemental article, we provide specific examples of cases and concerns that may confront technical, engineering, and design research, as well as outline the general framework we have used in creating our committee. PMID:25746787

Koepsell, David; Brinkman, Willem-Paul; Pont, Sylvia

2014-07-01

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Considerations and Infrastructure Milestones for a Research Reactor Project  

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Establishment of a research reactor is a major project requiring careful planning, preparation, implementation, and investment in time and human resources. The implementation of such a project requires establishment of sustainable infrastructures, including legal and regulatory, safety, technical, and economic. This paper discusses the scope of these infrastructures and the major stages in their development; starting with a robust pre-project justification for the research reactor and moving through three milestones in the establishment of the infrastructure itself. The paper discusses also the main elements of the feasibility study for a new research reactor project and specific safety and technical considerations in different phases of the project as well as the major activities to be performed along with the project phases, including progressive involvement of the main organizations in the project, and application of the IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety of Research Reactors and IAEA Safety Standards. (author)

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Making It Real: Project Managing Strategic e-Learning Development Processes in a Large, Campus-Based University  

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The University of Sydney is a large, research-intensive, campus-based Australian University. Since 2004 a strategic initiative of project-based eLearning support has been creating teams of non-academic and academic staff, who have worked together to develop online resources to meet identified needs. The University's aims in continuing to provide…

Ward, Mary-Helen; West, Sandra; Peat, Mary; Atkinson, Susan

2010-01-01

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Supporting Teaching and Research in an Online Environment: Developing the University of London Library Model  

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Full Text Available Founded in 1837, the University of London Library (ULL is the central research library of the University of London with particular research strengths across the broader arts, humanities and social sciences. With the development of information and communications technology, it has become a hybrid library, offering access to electronic collections but also extending access to services and its physical collections through its website and online catalogue. Research libraries now face the challenge of supporting distance learning. The ULL has risen to this challenge by being a partner in the development of webenhanced distance learning by the University of London External Programme’s Virtual Campus Project. To do this, the ULL has initiated the Virtual Library Service (VLS Project. Within the research-focussed University of London, the ULL has anticipated the potential research-support needs of its students. It is also leading a separately funded Virtual Research Environment (VRE Project on behalf of the University Libraries Committee to address these needs and inform the University of London’s activities in the virtual sphere. The University of London has created the Electronic Library Projects Team (ELPT to undertake the VLS and VRE projects and ensure that they develop along complementary lines. This paper outlines how the ULL is supporting teaching and research in an online environment through the development of its VLS and VRE models.

Sally Chambers

2002-04-01

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An Undergraduate Research Project within the ALFALFA Collaboration.  

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

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

2005-12-01

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Boston University Libraries: Research Guides  

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Many academic libraries have extensive subject guides, and the Boston University Libraries work diligently to maintain the quality of their work. Here visitors can make their way through 50 guides that cover everything from accounting to zoology. Visitors will note that each guide is divided into multiple sections, often including Databases, Journals, Books, and Government Sources. Each area contains brief annotations about each resource, and a note on whether the resource is publicly available without a specific institutional affiliation or password. Some of the more noteworthy guides here include American Art, Human Rights, and Boston and its Neighborhoods. This last one is quite good, and it even includes a list of books that have been (as they saying goes) "Banned in Boston."

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[Heavy ion physics research at Creighton University  

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This research continues the baseline efforts i n the investigation of the behavior of hadronic matter under extreme conditions. The project is concerned with the search for indications of a phase transition from hadronic to quark matter in the STAR, NA44 and NA36 experiments. It is believed that the conditions. This project contributes to the development of a slow control system and time projection chamber tracking for the STAR experiment, upgrades for the NA44 experiment at CERN through studies of a spot focusing Cherenkov-detector, and the remaining analysis of data collected with the NA36 experiment at CERN

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EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT THE OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY NEES TSUNAMI RESEARCH FACILITY  

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A diverse series of research projects have taken place or are underway at the NEES Tsunami Research Facility at Oregon State University. Projects range from the simulation of the processes and effects of tsunamis generated by sub-aerial and submarine landslides (NEESR, Georgia Tech.), model comparisons of tsunami wave effects on bottom profiles and scouring (NEESR, Princeton University), model comparisons of wave induced motions on rigid and free bodies (Shared-Use, Cornell), numerical model ...

Yim, S. C.; Cox, D. T.; Park, M. M.

2009-01-01

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Partners in Programming: Concordia University Inner City Youth Project.  

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The Concordia University Inner City Youth (CICY) program links university students with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in a way that is beneficial to both groups. Through the project, students in Concordia's Leisure Studies Program provide recreation activities for youth from Montreal's inner-city areas. Positive leisure experiences offer…

Ostiguy, Lisa; And Others

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The first university research reactor in India  

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As the first university research reactor in India, the low power, pool type with fixed core and low enriched uranium fuel research reactor is under construction in the Andhra university campus, Andhra Pradesh, India. The reactor is expected to be commissioned during 2001-2002. The mission of the reactor is to play the research center as a regional research facility catering to the needs of academic institutions and industrial organizations of this region of the country. Further, to encourage interdisplinary and multidisplinary research activities, to supply radioisotope and labelled compounds to the user institutions and to create awareness towards the peaceful uses of atomic energy. This report describes its objectives, status and future plans in brief. (H. Itami)

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ENHANCING ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARD UNIVERSITY COMMERCIALIZATION  

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Commercialization of university’s research has drawn growing attention of late as it is increasingly seen as drivers to local economic growth. However, current studies have focused mainly on factors affecting commercialization assuming their presence would encourage greater commercialize activities. While this assumption is satisfactory, anecdotal evidences indicated that the presence of those factors sometimes do not improve commercialization. We argued that this anomaly is due to t...

Aslan Amat Seni; Amran Md Rasli; Low Hock Heng

2011-01-01

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Conceptualising collaborative processes in university research centres  

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In the context of a knowledge-based agenda understanding the dynamics of the collaborative process between universities and industry becomes critical. This paper develops an analytical framework for examining the processes underpinning the collaborative capabilities of University Research Centres (URCs). Drawing on the lens of collaborative communities, this multi-level framework provides a useful basis for understanding in more detail the unique motives, relational dynamics and negotiated...

Alexopoulos, Angelos; Harney, Brian; Monks, Kathy; Buckley, Finian; Hogan, Teresa

2009-01-01

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University of Southern California: Tsunami Research Center  

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The Tsunami Research Center at the University of Southern California "is actively involved with all aspects of tsunami research; inundation field surveys, numerical and analytical modeling, and hazard assessment, mitigation and planning." The website supplies interactive maps and chilling images of the destruction caused by the December 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Visitors can find out the latest tsunami news and research. Students and educators can view animations of seismic activity, landslides, and additional tsunami-related activity in various locations across the globe. Researchers can find abstracts and lists of publications of papers discussing field surveys, physical models, numerical methods, tsunami hazards, and more.

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Research Funding at Alberta Universities, 1998/1999 Report.  

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University research is a vital part of Alberta's innovation system. This report presents some facts about university research in Alberta. During fiscal year 1998-1999, approximately $230.9 million (Canadian) in direct external funding was received by Alberta's four universities (University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of…

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UCM-MACB 2.0: A Complutense University Virtual Herbarium Project  

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UCM-MACB 2.0 is the name of a project leaded by a multidisciplinary team composed by university professors, students and collaborators as well as national and foreign visiting professors and researchers under the European Area of Higher Education. This is an e-learning project oriented to training and teaching being available to the general public, students and professionals from different areas on the basis of the plant biology, plant popular uses and their applications. At present, the ...

A?valos Garci?a, Adolfo; Barrera Marti?nez, Ildefonso; Gabriel Y Gala?n Moris, Jose? Mari?a; Gallardo Garci?a, Toma?s; Go?mez Garay, Aranzazu; Herna?ndez, Jose? Mari?a; Lahoz Beltra?, Rafael; Lo?pez Gonza?lez-nieto, Pilar; Marcos Samaniego, Nieves; Marti?n Calvarro, Luisa; Garci?a Moreno, Ana; Oliva?n Marti?nez, Gisela; Pe?rez-urria Carril, Elena; Pintos Lo?pez, Beatriz

2011-01-01

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The Scholarship of Canadian Research University Librarians  

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Full Text Available This paper reports the results of a national survey of Canadian research university librarians conducted by the author in 2006. The study deals with the motivation of librarians to engage in scholarly activities, the requirement for scholarship by librarians at Canadian research universities, the perceived importance of scholarship as a criterion for promotion and tenure, levels and forms of participation in scholarship, and librarians’ assessment of various types of support for scholarship. The study concluded that 13% of the sample population could be considered active scholars, and suggests that there may be a correlation between level of scholarly intensity and gender. The paper concludes with questions for further study.

David Fox

2007-09-01

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Evaluation of the Benefits Attributable to Automotive Lightweight Materials Program Research and Development Projects; TOPICAL  

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The purpose of this project is to identify and test methods appropriate for estimating the benefits attributable to research and development (R and D) projects funded by the Automotive Lightweight Materials (ALM) Program of the Office of Advanced Automotive Technologies (OAAT) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Funded projects range from basic materials science research to applied research in production environments. Collaborators on these projects include national laboratories, universities, and private sector firms, such as leading automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. Three ALM R and D projects were chosen for this pilot evaluation: Low-Cost, Continuous Cast Aluminum Sheet; Advanced Forming Technologies for Aluminum; and Manufacturing of Composite Automotive Structures. These projects were chosen because they represent a range of benefits evaluation situations. The first project resulted in an improved process that may be commercialized. The second project is on going and has two distinct components. The third project has yielded an improved technology that has been commercialized. This completed project also benefited from numerous complementary projects

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University bioscientists' risk epistemologies and research problem choices  

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Scientific discoveries take place within scientific communities that are established in legitimating organizations such as universities and research institutes. Often times, scientists undergo tensions and paradoxes as they evaluate the risks they are willing to accept in their work. The types of risk/benefit decisions scientists make to determine which research projects to engage in and how they engage in them is more important than ever, due to current restrictions on funding for scientific research. The main objective of this dissertation is to analyze the ways in which university bioscientists define, evaluate, and manage risks in science, i.e. their risk epistemologies. In the process, I examine bioscientists' risk perceptions and demographic and contextual factors that influence those perceptions. Additionally, I investigate the associations between risk perceptions and research problem choices. This dissertation followed a mix-methods approach. The data collection included twenty semi-structured in-depth interviews and a large-scale online survey of university bioscientists. Based on three theoretically driven research questions that surfaced through examining current literature, I organized the dissertation into three different essays. The first essay explores risk epistemologies of university bioscientists as they determine the best trajectories for their scientific careers. This essay analyses data gathered by conducting in-depth interviews meant to elicit university bioscientists' different understandings of the notion of risk. The second essay quantifies bioscientists' risk perceptions using data gathered from the online survey. In this essay, I investigate the influence of life-course, gender, sources of funding, research orientation, network interactions, and perceived significance of research on risk perception. In the third essay I use data gathered from the online survey to investigate the associations between university bioscientists' risk perceptions and their research problem choices. The results suggest that risk is a useful paradigm to study decision-making in science. In making scientific risk decisions, at times scientists conform to the existing institutional structures. Other times they challenge them, persist through them, or compromise their actions. Bioscientists' risk epistemologies matter to the extent that these allow for more creative ways in which individual scientists can navigate the institutional environments that they are embedded in. Risk perceptions of university bioscientists differ based on the specific dimension of risk under investigation. Several significant relationships between perceived risks and problem choice orientations have emerged through the data analysis. Overall, university bioscientists' risk epistemologies seem to be related to the unique reward structure of science, compelling them to use various risk management techniques while navigating their research environments.

Appuhamilage Dilshani Eranga Sarathchandra, Walakada

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Geothermal project summaries. Geothermal energy research, development and demonstration program  

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Summaries of all Division of Geothermal Energy supported projects for which contracts have been executed are compiled. Each summary includes pertinent statistical data for that project and an abstract summarizing the project plans and accomplishments. The projects summarized fall into six categories: engineering research and development, resource exploration and assessment, hydrothermal technology applications, advanced technology applications, utilization experiments, and environmental control and institutional studies. (MHR)

1976-09-01

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International Fusion Energy Research Centre (IFERC) project  

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The IFERC project is planned to encourage the ITER tokamak project and the fusion demonstration reactor development. In the project, coordination on the design and R and D of the DEMO fusion reactor, fusion reactor simulations and ITER remote experiments are being conducted at JAEA Aomori R and D site. In the present paper, broader approach activities toward realization of fusion power plants such as conceptual design of the DEMO reactor, R and D of fusion materials, testing of fusion reactor components and systems and preparation for the ITER remote experiment are reviewed. (author)

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A research capacity strengthening project for infectious diseases in Honduras: experience and lessons learned  

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Full Text Available Background: In Honduras, research capacity strengthening (RCS has not received sufficient attention, but an increase in research competencies would enable local scientists to advance knowledge and contribute to national priorities, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs. Objective: This project aimed at strengthening research capacity in infectious diseases in Honduras, focusing on the School of Microbiology of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH. The primary objective was the creation of a research-based graduate program for the continued training of researchers. Parallel objectives included institutional strengthening and the facilitation of partnerships and networks. Methods: Based on a multi-stakeholder consultation, an RCS workplan was designed and undertaken from 2007 to 2012. Due to unexpected adverse circumstances, the first 2 years were heavily dedicated to implementing the project's flagship, an MSc program in infectious and zoonotic diseases (MEIZ. In addition, infrastructure improvements and demand-driven continuing education opportunities were facilitated; biosafety and research ethics knowledge and practices were enhanced, and networks fostering collaborative work were created or expanded. Results: The project coincided with the peak of UNAH's radical administrative reform and an unprecedented constitutional crisis. Challenges notwithstanding, in September 2009, MEIZ admitted the first cohort of students, all of whom undertook MDG-related projects graduating successfully by 2012. Importantly, MEIZ has been helpful in expanding the School of Microbiology's traditional etiology-based, disciplinary model to infectious disease teaching and research. By fulfilling its objectives, the project contributed to a stronger research culture upholding safety and ethical values at the university. Conclusions: The resources and strategic vision afforded by the project enhanced UNAH's overall research capacity and its potential contribution to the MDGs. Furthermore, increased research activity and the ensuing improvement in performance indicators at the prime Honduran research institution invoke the need for a national research system in Honduras.

Ana Lourdes Sanchez

2013-08-01

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Mobilizing for Democracy: A research project  

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The project addresses the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in democratization processes, bridging social science approaches to social movements and democracy. The project starts by revisiting the 'transitology' approach to democratization and the political process approach to social movements, before moving towards more innovative approaches in both areas. From the theoretical point of view, a main innovation will be in addressing both structural preconditions as well as actors' str...

Della Porta, Donatella

2012-01-01

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Institute of Library Research, University of California; Annual Report, July 1971 to June 1972.  

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The Institute of Library Research (ILR) is a statewide organizaed research unit of the University of California (UC), affiliated with the School of Librarianship and UC Berkeley and the School of Library Service at UCLA. ILR engages in studies of operations for the entire UC library system and conducts varied research and development projects in…

Riveros, Pepi, Ed.

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Publicación de los proyectos de investigación para la titulación como médicos especialistas de una universidad peruana, 2007-2010 / Publication of research projects for certification as medical specialists at a Peruvian university, 2007-2010  

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Full Text Available SciELO Peru | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Con el objetivo de determinar la frecuencia de publicación en una revista científica, de los proyectos de investigación realizados para la obtención del título de médico especialista por médicos residentes egresados de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, se realizó un [...] a búsqueda en Google académico, Pubmed, bases de datos biomédicas y revistas de sociedades científicas medicas peruanas. De 351 médicos residentes egresados entre los años 2007-2010, 199 (65,5%) culminaron su proyecto de investigación y 47 (23,6%) lo publicaron en una revista científica. Según la especialidad el área de medicina tuvo la mayor frecuencia de publicaciones. Todas las publicaciones se realizaron en revistas en español, siendo la mayoría en revistas indizadas en bases de datos regionales. Concluimos que el 23,6% de los proyectos de investigación realizados para la titulación como médicos especialistas logran ser publicados, la mayoría de veces en revistas científicas de baja visibilidad Abstract in english In order to determine the frequency of publication in a scientific journal of the research projects done for medical specialty certification, a search was conducted in Google Scholar, Pubmed, biomedical databases and Peruvian medical society journals. These publications were research projects carrie [...] d out by medical residents graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, to obtain the certification of medical specialist. Of 351 medical residents graduated between the years 2007-2010, 199 (65.5%) completed their research project and 47 (23.6%) published it in a scientific journal. The “medicine” (non-surgical) specialty area had the highest frequency of publications. All publications were in Spanish journals, the majority in indexed journals in regional databases. We conclude that 23.6% of the research projects for certification as medical specialists are published, most often in low visibility journals

Ray, Ticse; Patricia, Ygreda; Frine, Samalvides.

2014-04-01

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University of Aberdeen: Dryland Rivers Research  

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This University of Aberdeen website "is intended to stimulate research by providing an information focus and provoking networking between those working on dryland rivers and the sediments they leave behind." Following an introduction to the subjects covered at the site and the latest news, users can discover what drylands are and why they occur. Researchers can explore the work of numerous researchers related to geomorphology, sedimentology, processes, techniques, and environment and engineering. Visitors can read posts on the bulletin board, and after registering, can reply to an item. Teachers can find educational materials and pictures in the Images link.

North, Colin P.

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Study of the comprehension of the scientific method by members of a university health research laboratory  

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In Brazil, scientific research is carried out mainly at universities, where professors coordinate research projects with the active participation of undergraduate and graduate students. However, there is no formal program for the teaching/learning of the scientific method. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the comprehension of the scientific method by students of health sciences who participate in scientific projects in an academic research laboratory. An observational descri...

Burlamaque-neto, A. C.; Santos, G. R.; Lisbo?a, L. M.; Goldim, J. R.; Machado, C. L. B.; Matte, U.; Giugliani, R.

2012-01-01

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Joint development utility and university and utility and research center  

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This paper shows the background acquired by CEMIG in dealing with projects associated with R and D (Research and Development), carried out as a result of the establishment of contracts or governants with universities and research center for direct application on the solution of problems related to the operation of the system, within the scope of electrical operation planning. The various aspects of a project of this nature such as legal questions, characterization of a contract or a covenant, main developments and new opportunity areas should be covered. Finally the subject shall be dealt with under the Total Quality approach, involving the proposition of control items associated to the process and goals to be reached. (author) 7 refs., 2 figs.

Pinto, Roberto del Giudice R.; Valgas, Helio Moreira [Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CEMIG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

1994-12-31

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Industry-university cooperation/research  

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The paper concentrates on the commercial development of space programs through cooperative research with the U.S. universities and industry. The origins of the programs are discussed, beginning with the Communication Satellite Act of 1963. The National Space Policy is outlined, and the creation of NASA's Office of Commercial Programs is emphasized, along with its Centers for the Commercial Development of Space. It is noted that the centers are consortia of university, industry, and government involved in commercial-space-technology database development and research and testing of potentially valuable products and services. The center titles, locations, and brief descriptions for such area of research as remote sensing, life sciences, materials processing, space power, space propulsion, materials and space structures, and automation and robotics centers are listed, along with some results of the programs.

Whitten, Raymond P.

1991-01-01

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A comprehensive crop genome research project: the Superhybrid Rice Genome Project in China  

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In May 2000, the Beijing Institute of Genomics formally announced the launch of a comprehensive crop genome research project on rice genomics, the Chinese Superhybrid Rice Genome Project. SRGP is not simply a sequencing project targeted to a single rice (Oryza sativa L.) genome, but a full-swing research effort with an ultimate goal of providing inclusive basic genomic information and molecular tools not only to understand biology of the rice, both as an important crop species and a model org...

Yu, Jun; Ka-shu Wong, Gane; Liu, Siqi; Wang, Jian; Yang, Huanming

2007-01-01

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After slow start, project to channel drug company funds to universities builds steam.  

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Drug companies appear to have been listening when researchers began complaining about their lack of participation in the MRC/PMAC Health Program, for the 30-month-old project appears to have taken on new life. It is designed to increase collaboration between university and pharmaceutical industry researchers by directing more of the industry's growing investment in Canada through the MRC's peer-review process. By mid-May, program commitments stood at $60 million.

Berkowitz, P.

1996-01-01

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Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Plan for fiscal year 2010  

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Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) at Tono Geoscience Center (TGC) is pursuing a geoscientific research and development project namely the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU) project in crystalline rock environment in order to construct scientific and technological basis for geological disposal of High-level Radioactive Waste (HLW). Geoscientific research and the MIU project is planned in three overlapping phases ; Surface-based Investigation Phase (Phase 1), Construction Phase (Phase 2) and Operation Phase (Phase 3). The project is currently under the Construction Phase, and the Operation Phase starts in 2010. This document introduces the research and development activities planned for 2010 fiscal year plan based on the MIU Master Plan updated in 2010, 1) Investigation Plan, 2) Construction Plan, 3) Research Collaboration Plan, etc. (author)

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Project-Oriented University – Building the Capability for Innovation  

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Full Text Available Global economy is increasingly a knowledge economy, making people’s skills and qualifications more important than traditional power indicators such as territory, geography, natural resources. Globalization imposes new rhythms of performance to every economic or social field. Higher education is no exception to this, since it lies at the interface with the external environment, where skills and qualifications will be used and exploited for economic benefits. Universities are under a two-fold pressure. First, they provide services, knowledge, skills for fast-moving sectors. The knowledge and skills may quickly become obsolete and irrelevant for the economy. Second, universities need to innovate and to adapt to situations of constant change. Both types of pressure force universities to develop their capability for innovation, which becomes a prerequisite for survival. The purpose of this paper is to explain the concept of projectoriented university as a type of university that explicitly uses projects to perform processes of medium to high complexity, thus allowing it to deal with the increasing turbulence and dynamics of its environments. This concept is premised on the idea that there is a connection between a university’s maturity in project management and its managerial competitiveness and innovativeness. The concept inherits the conceptual core of the model of the projectoriented company and it comprises two components. The former is concerned with the structural dimensions of project management, “the hard” component – processes, procedures, organizational structures, terminology. The latter is concerned with the social dimension of project management, the “soft” component – skills, attitudes, competences, project management culture. Empirical results are considered representative for the Romanian higher education system as a whole, with due nuances and exceptions.

Paul DOBRESCU

2009-01-01

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Directory of research projects: Planetary geology and geophysics program  

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Information about currently funded scientific research within the Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program is provided. The directory consists of the proposal summary sheet from each proposal funded under the program during Fiscal Year 1992. The sheets provide information about the research project, including title, principal investigator, institution, summary of research objectives, past accomplishments, and proposed new investigations.

Holt, Henry (editor)

1992-01-01

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Preliminary aspects of a qualitative research projection  

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In this paper are presented preliminary aspects on the design of of qualitative research achieved by nongovernmental organizations in the North-East of Rom?nia. The research aims to identify attitudes, opinions and behaviors to nongovernmental organizations to implement public relations programs and campaigns.

Simona Haidau

2012-01-01

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Peruvian University Consortium in the QB50 Project  

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With the development of nano-engineering and its usage for space applications universities and educational institutions worldwide have started exploring new frontiers in the field of space operations with projects called technology demonstration missions. Peruvian engineers have realized that nowadays they have the managerial and technical capabilities to demonstrate that Peruvian institutions are able to cooperate internationally working in this field. Therefore a consortium of universities ...

Canales Romero, Juan Martin; Gutierrez, Alberto; Roman-gonzalez, Avid; Schlueter, Michael

2012-01-01

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Aiming for Professorship at a Research University  

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In this talk, I will discuss and provide guidance on how to prepare and approach applying for an academic faculty position at a research oriented university as a first time professor. First I will discuss what is expected of a beginning faculty member at a research university. Next I will cover what you should be doing as a postdoc to enhance the chances of a finding a research position at a university. Finally I will go over all aspects of the job search process. Topics that will be discussed include: 1) preparing your CV, research and teaching statements, and cover letter, 2) getting letters of recommendation, 3) preparing for the interview, 4) the ``Job Talk", 5) following up the interview, 6) negotiating the start-up package, and finally 7) accepting or rejecting an offer. Throughout the talk, I will try to emphasize what the ``search committee" as well as the department is looking for in a successful candidate and some pitfalls to avoid in the process.

Stanton, Christopher J.

2006-03-01

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Development of research capability in Ethiopia: the Ethio-Netherlands AIDS research project (ENARP): 1994-2002, achievements, scientific findings and project goals.  

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In 1992, HIV/AIDS researchers in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, were invited to work in partnership with researchers in Ethiopia to build an HIV/AIDS research infrastructure in Addis Ababa. This project, which began in 1994, was envisioned to contribute meaningfully to fighting the HIV pandemic in the decades to come. Its immediate objective was to establish an HIV research laboratory to serve international partnerships pursuing HIV vaccine research in Ethiopia and to support national health authorities fighting the HIV epidemic in Ethiopia. The overall goal was to develop research capacity at the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) by improving facilities, training technical and academic personnel (at PhD, MSc, and MPH level), establishing cohort studies to study HIV infection progression, and helping the government to implement a national HIV surveillance program. In the period 1994-2002, the projected HIV/AIDS research laboratory was built and several existing sections of EHNRI were renovated and upgraded. An active HIV-research program was established. Staff grew to more than 60, including three Ethiopian and three expatriate research/managers. Two PhD. students have graduated in immunology and virology (University of Amsterdam, 2000), and five are currently in training. Several technical persons were trained and over 19 MSc/MPH-programs were supported at Addis Ababa University (AAU). The first Ethiopian PhD graduate became the national program manager for ENARP. Two ENARP cohort studies and several HIV-prevalence studies have helped to document the severity of the HIV epidemic in Ethiopia, assisting national authorities in formulation of national and regional policies to prevent HIV transmission. Initial funding for ENARP from the Netherlands government was projected for eight years, to end by 2003. It was expected that management responsibilities would then be transferred from expatriate to Ethiopian staff and all ENARP activities integrated into EHNRI. PMID:15227876

Sanders, Eduard J; Messele, Tsehaynesh; Wolday, Dawit; Dorigo-Zetsma, Wendelien; WoldeMichael, Tilahun; Geyid, Aberra; Coutinho, Roel

2003-06-01

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Decommissioning Project for the Research Reactor  

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In 2008, tried to complete the whole decommissioning project of KRR-1 and KRR-2 and preparing work for memorial museum of KRR-1 reactor. Now the project is delayed for 3 months because of finding unexpected soil contamination around facility and treatment of. To do final residual radioactivity assessment applied by MARSSIM procedure. Accumulated decommissioning experiences and technologies will be very usefully to do decommissioning other nuclear related facility. At the decommissioning site of the uranium conversion plant, the decontamination of the dismantled carbon steel waste are being performed and the lagoon 1 sludge waste is being treated this year. The technologies and experiences obtained from the UCP dismantling works are expected to apply to other fuel cycle facilities decommissioning. The lagoon sludge treatment technology is the first applied technology in the actual field and it is expected that this technology could be applied to other country

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Metrological research schemes from the Troll' project  

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This article presents several schemes for electromagnetic radiation measurements using a new type of special synchrotron radiation source now under development. The work described is an extension of the Troll project, which focuses on the physics of strong (ultrastrong) magnetic fields and the physics of charged-particle accelerators. Specifically, the Troll project is investigating the development of free-electron lasers based on the synchrotron radiation of miniature, simple accelerators, which configure well with complex optical systems. Troll accelerators and circulating electron beam holder configurations are evaluated for: (1) coherent synchrotron radiation for measurements of infrared and rf emissions, (2) picosecond and femtosecond synchrotron radiation pulses for high-energy radiations, (3) high-energy photons in the Compton Effect in the collision of solid-state laser photons with a relativistic circulating beam with a small radius orbit, and (4) free electron laser photon storage ring. 17 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab

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Puerto Rico Sustainable Communities Research Project  

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The goal of EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program (SHCRP) is to inform and empower decision?makers to equitably weigh and integrate human health, socio?economic, environmental, and ecological factors to foster community sustainability. Pue...

274

Research on simulation against the DECOVALEX project  

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After emplacement of the engineered barrier system (EBS), it is expected that the near-field environment will be impacted by phenomena such as heat dissipation by conduction and other heat transfer mechanisms, infiltration of groundwater from the surrounding rock in to the engineered barrier system, stress imposed by the overburden pressure and generation of swelling pressure in the buffer due to water infiltration. In order to recognize and evaluate these coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) phenomena, it is necessary to make a confidence of the mathematical models and computer codes. Evaluating these coupled THM phenomena is important in order to clarify the initial transient behavior of the EBS within the near field. DECOVALEX project is an international co-operative project for the DEvelopment of COupled models and their VALidation against EXperiments in nuclear waste isolation and it is significance to participate this project and to apply the code for the validation. Therefore, we tried to apply the developed numerical code against the subjects of DECOVALEX. We carried out the simulation against the Task 1 (simulation of FEBEX in-situ full-scale experiment), Task 3 BMT1 (Bench Mark Test against the near field coupling phenomena) and Task 3 BMT2 (Bench Mark Test against the up-scaling of fractured rock mass). This report shows the simulation results against these tasks. (author)

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Mississippi State University’s Geoscience Education and Geocognition Research Program in the Department of Geosciences  

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The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University offers both a MS in Geosciences and a PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, with the possibility of a concentration in geoscience education. The department offers broad research opportunities in the geoscience sub-disciplines of Geology, Meteorology, GIS, and Geography. Geoscience education research is one of the research themes emphasized in the department and focuses on geoscience learning in traditional, online, field-based, and informal educational environments. Approximately 20% of the faculty are actively conducting research in geoscience education and incorporate both qualitative and quantitative research approaches in areas including: the investigation of effective teaching strategies, the implementation and evaluation of geoscience teacher professional development programs and diversity enhancement programs, the study of the history and philosophy of science in geoscience teaching, the exploration of student cognition and understanding of complex and dynamic earth systems, and the investigation of using visualizations to enhance learning in the geosciences. The inception and continued support of an active geoscience education research program is derived from a variety of factors including: (1) the development of the on-line Teachers in Geosciences (TIG) Masters Degree Program which is the primary teaching appointment for the majority of the faculty conducting geoscience education research, (2) the securing of federal funds to support geoscience education research, (3) the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed research papers in both geoscience education and traditional research domains, (4) the active contribution of the geoscience education faculty in their traditional research domains, (5) a faculty that greatly values teaching and recognizes the research area of geoscience education as a sub-domain of the broader geoscience disciplines, (6) the involvement of university faculty, outside of these primary faculty leaders, in geoscience education research-related projects where the expertise the geoscience education faculty offers is a catalyst for collaboration, (7) departmental support including research space, teaching loads, and start-up funds that are in-line with the remainder of the department faculty. Results of the program have included securing funding from multiple agencies (e.g., NSF, NASA, DOE, MDE, NOAA, ARC), providing support to and involving graduate and undergraduate students in both geoscience education and traditional research projects, disseminating project results in peer-reviewed journals, technical reports, and international/national conferences, and developing courses for the concentration in geoscience education.

McNeal, K.; Clary, R. M.; Sherman-Morris, K.; Kirkland, B.; Gillham, D.; Moe-Hoffman, A.

2009-12-01

276

Valuing of research project in energy field with real options  

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This article presents an application of real options theory for valuing a research project in the field of stranded gas valorisation. After a presentation of the theory, the analysis addresses the use of real options evaluation for generating alternative pathways in order to add new value to the R D projects. It also shows how real option approach may be important for selecting among competitive projects, but also for providing a system for valorisation of decision-maker flexibility

277

Distributed Research Project Scheduling Based on Multi-Agent Methods  

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Different project planning and scheduling approaches have been developed. The Operational Research (OR) provides two major planning techniques: CPM (Critical Path Method) and PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique). Due to projects complexity and difficulty to use classical methods, new approaches were developed. Artificial Intelligence (AI) initially promoted the automatic planner concept, but model-based planning and scheduling methods emerged later on. The paper adresses the project...

Constanta Nicoleta Bodea; Ileana Ruxandra Badea; Augustin Purnus

2011-01-01

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Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Plan for fiscal year 2009  

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Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) at Tono Geoscience Center (TGC) is developing a geoscientific research project named the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU) project in crystalline rock environment in order to establish scientific and technological basis for geological disposal of HLW. Geoscientific research at the MIU project is planned to be carried out in three phases over a period of 20 years; Surface-based Investigation Phase (Phase1), Construction Phase (Phase2) and Operation Phase (Phase3). Currently, the project is under the Construction Phase. This document presents the following 2009 fiscal year plan based on the MIU Master Plan updated in 2002, 1) Investigation Plan, 2) Construction Plan, 3) Research Collaboration Plan, etc. (author)

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Tunnel Boring Machine for nuclear waste repository research project  

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A description is presented of a Tunnel Boring Machine and its intended use on a research project underway in Sweden for demonstrating and testing methods for rock investigation at a suitable depth for a deep repository for nuclear waste

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Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project: Cross-site evaluation method  

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The Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) project links public health and primary care interventions in three projects described in detail in accompanying articles in this issue of Childhood Obesity. This article describes a comprehensive evaluation plan to determine the extent to which th...

281

Office of Energy Research collaborative research programs administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities: Annual report, FY 1987  

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The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Research (OER) sponsors programs designed to encourage and support interaction between US colleges and universities and DOE research facilities. Faculty members, graduate students, undergraduates, and recent postgraduates participate in research and receive advanced training at DOE laboratories. Staff members from DOE laboratories visit campuses to deliver energy-related lectures and participate in seminars and classroom discussions. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has been involved in the developemnt and administration of these collaborative research programs since their inception. During FY 1987, ORAU administered appointments for the Office of Energy Research under the following two umbrella programs: University/DOE Laboratory Cooperative Program (Lab Co-op); Science and Engineering Research Semester (SERS). In addition, ORAU participated in a project to collect and assess information from individuals who had held research appointment as undergraduate students during a four-year period from 1979 to 1982. All of these activities are summarized in this report

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Research profile of the Fraunhofer IWU and selected projects  

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The survey paper begins with an introduction of the Fraunhofer Foundation FhG. The research profile of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is illustrated by selected research projects in the fields of machine tools, machining, forming and systems technology. The production of fine-grain aluminium alloys with gradient properties and the production and processing of intelligent semi-finished metal sheets by use of piezoceramics are among the projects sponsored ...

Lachmann, Lutz; Neugebauer, Reimund; Sterzing, Andreas

2011-01-01

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University of Manitoba: Chemistry Research Group of H. Georg Schreckenbach  

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This University of Manitoba website promotes the research group of H. Georg Schreckenbach's interests in "developing and applying state-of-the-art quantum chemical methods to study molecules and their properties." The website features the group's many current and completed projects with relevant images and figures including the use of density functional theory (DFT) to examine the properties of complexes that could be created with the addition of radioactive elements to the groundwater of contaminated sites. Students can find practice problems in chemical energetics and dynamics. Visitors can find a lengthy list of the group's publications.

Schreckenbach, H. Georg

284

Present Status of Fast Ignition Research and Prospects of FIREX Project  

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This is the review on the laser fusion research at Institute of Laser Engineering of Osaka University. Since 1996, we have concentrated our efforts on fast ignition laser fusion research. By constructing 100 TW and 1Peta watt lasers, experiments on relativistic laser plasma interactions related to fast ignition and pellet implosion and heating have been carried out. The results indicate that imploded core plasma is heated with relatively high coupling efficiency. According to the above results, we started the FIREX (Fast Ignition Realization Experiment) project for demonstrating ignition and burn with a multi 10kJ short pulse laser. The future prospects of the project are presented in this paper

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Laboratory technology research: Abstracts of FY 1998 projects  

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The Laboratory Technology Research (LTR) program supports high-risk, multidisciplinary research partnerships to investigate challenging scientific problems whose solutions have promising commercial potential. These partnerships capitalize on two great strengths of the country: the world-class basic research capability of the DOE Office of Science (SC) national laboratories and the unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit of American industry. Projects supported by the LTR program in FY 1998 explore the applications of basic research advances relevant to DOE`s mission over a full range of scientific disciplines. The program presently emphasizes three critical areas of mission-related research: advanced materials, intelligent processing and manufacturing research, and environmental and biomedical research. Abstracts for 85 projects are contained in this report.

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1998-11-01

286

Seminars of the research project Performing Straight White Masculinities  

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Full Text Available Project Leaders:Professor Hélène Quanquin, Associate Professor/Maître de conférences of American Civilization at Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle—Paris IIIProfessor Raphael Costambeys-Kempczynski, Senior Lecturer/Maître de conférences, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle—Paris III.Speakers (following order of presentation: Malcolm Cowburn (Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University Alexis Matza (PhD student, University of IowaPierre-Antoine Pellerin (PhD student, U. Paris IIIMariann...

Claire Conilleau

2009-07-01

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Geoscience Education Research, Development, and Practice at Arizona State University  

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Geoscience education research and professional development thrive in an authentically trans-disciplinary environment at Arizona State University (ASU), benefiting from a long history of mutual professional respect and collaboration among STEM disciplinary researchers and STEM education researchers--many of whom hold national and international stature. Earth science education majors (pre-service teachers), geoscience-education graduate students, and practicing STEM teachers richly benefit from this interaction, which includes team teaching of methods and research courses, joint mentoring of graduate students, and collaboration on professional development projects and externally funded research. The geologically, culturally, and historically rich Southwest offers a superb setting for studies of formal and informal teaching and learning, and ASU graduates the most STEM teachers of any university in the region. Research on geoscience teaching and learning at ASU is primarily conducted by three geoscience faculty in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and three science-education faculty in the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Additional collaborators are based in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership, other STEM schools and departments, and the Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (CRESMET). Funding sources include NSF, NASA, US Dept Ed, Arizona Board of Regents, and corporations such as Resolution Copper. Current areas of active research at ASU include: Visualization in geoscience learning; Place attachment and sense of place in geoscience learning; Affective domain in geoscience learning; Culturally based differences in geoscience concepts; Use of annotated concept sketches in learning, teaching, and assessment; Student interactions with textbooks in introductory courses; Strategic recruitment and retention of secondary-school Earth science teachers; Research-based professional development for STEM teachers; Design and evaluation of innovative transdisciplinary and online curricula; and Visitor cognition of geologic time and basic principles in Southwestern National Parks.

Semken, S. C.; Reynolds, S. J.; Johnson, J.; Baker, D. R.; Luft, J.; Middleton, J.

2009-12-01

288

Tritium research laboratory cleanup and transition project final report  

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This Tritium Research Laboratory Cleanup and Transition Project Final Report provides a high-level summary of this project`s multidimensional accomplishments. Throughout this report references are provided for in-depth information concerning the various topical areas. Project related records also offer solutions to many of the technical and or administrative challenges that such a cleanup effort requires. These documents and the experience obtained during this effort are valuable resources to the DOE, which has more than 1200 other process contaminated facilities awaiting cleanup and reapplication or demolition.

Johnson, A.J.

1997-02-01

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The Arctic DP Research Project: Effective Stationkeeping in Ice  

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Full Text Available Stress on the environment from a potentially growing energy use is set to rise. Without doubt the energy resources in Arctic regions will be developed. An important goal will be to exploit the resources offered by for instance the Barents Sea as a new European energy province, and to do this in accordance with the principles of sustainable development that have successfully been used e.g. in the North Sea. The special edition of MIC on Arctic DP presents a set of articles that summarize to an extent the activities of the research project Arctic DP: Safe and green dynamic positioning operations of offshore vessels in an Arctic environment. This project was awarded in 2010 by the Research Council of Norway (RCN as a competence-building project (KMB project to NTNU and its partners Kongsberg Maritime, DNV GL, and Statoil. The objective was to target some of the challenges related to safe Arctic offshore operations by dynamic positioning. In this first article of the Arctic DP special edition we discuss the background for and establishment of the project, its planning and execution, and project closure. An overview is given for the scientific and engineering research performed in the project, with an account of what we have considered as Effective stationkeeping in ice by dynamic positioning. The corresponding research activities conducted under this main theme is summarized.

Roger Skjetne

2014-10-01

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Creating levers of management : Project management as an instigator of value creation in different stages of university-industry collaborations  

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This paper reports a longitudinal multi-case research project encompassing 72 semi-structured interviews carried out in 2011 and 2012. The interviews covered topics of the collaboration type, the initiation of the collaboration and details concerning the planning of the collaborations. In addition the interviews focused on the relationships between the people involved and as such also on the effects of project management. We distinguish between project management success and project success and try to identify best practices according to which dimensions such practices must distinguish themselves from non-best practices. The paper concludes that whereas project management success was not found to be causally related to project success, there seems to be a clearer link between project management success and to ensuring effective use of resources in both companies and universities. There is also evidence to the fact that it is problematic when corporate managers think they can run research projects like lean-based production companies.

Nielsen, Christian; Sort, Jesper Chrautwald

2012-01-01

291

Astronomy Remote Observing Research Projects of US High School Students  

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In order to address the challenging climate for promoting astronomy education in the high schools we have used astronomy projects to give students authentic research experiences in order to encourage their pursuit of science and technology careers. Initially, we conducted teacher workshops to develop a cadre of teachers who have been instrumental in recruiting students to work on projects. Once identified, these students have been motivated to conduct astronomy research projects with appropriate guidance. Some have worked on these projects during non-school hours and others through a research course. The goal has been for students to meet the objectives of inquiry-based learning, a major US National Science Standard. Case studies will be described using event-based learning with the NASA Deep Impact mission. Hawaii students became active participants investigating comet properties through the NASA Deep Impact mission. The Deep Impact Education and Public Outreach group developed materials which were used by our students. After learning how to use image processing software, these students obtained Comet 9P/ Tempel 1 images in real time from the remote observing Faulkes Telescope North located on Haleakala, Maui for their projects. Besides conducting event-based projects which are time critical, Oregon students have worked on galaxies and sunspots projects. For variable star research, they used images obtained from the remote observing offline mode of Lowell Telescope located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Essential to these projects has been consistent follow-up required for honing skills in observing, image processing, analysis, and communication of project results through Science Fair entries. Key to our success has been the network of professional and amateur astronomers and educators collaborating in a multiplicity of ways to mentor our students. This work-in-progress and process will be shared on how to inspire students to pursue careers in science and technology with these projects.

Kadooka, M.; Meech, K. J.

2006-08-01

292

Solar heating and cooling. Research and development: project summaries  

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

1978-05-01

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The Maine Garlic Project: A Participatory Research and Education Program  

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Participatory research is a useful technique for collecting basic data over a large geographic area. Garlic production was chosen as a participatory research study focus in Maine. Project participants (285) received bulbs to plant, monitored their crop, and reported data online. Participants received a monthly educational newsletter to improve…

Fuller, David; Johnson, Steven B.

2013-01-01

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The Healthy African American Families (HAAF) Project: From Community-Based Participatory Research To Community-Partnered Participatory Research  

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During the past two decades, there has been an increased use of community-based participatory research in public health activities, especially as part of efforts to understand health disparities affecting communities of color. This article describes the history and lessons learned of a long-standing community participatory project, Healthy African American Families (HAAF), in Los Angeles, California. HAAF evolved from a partnership formed by a community advisory board, university, and federal...

Ferre?, Cynthia D.; Jones, Loretta; Norris, Keith C.; Rowley, Diane L.

2010-01-01

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Universities need proactive and imaginative strategies to communicate their research and to achieve high impact scores  

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Knowledge brokers can provide a creative and sustained approach to publicising research and creating impact. Chris O’Brien, who has worked as a consultant on the University of Exeter’s Prometheus project, argues that better communication can help to ensure that research catches the eye of governments and stakeholders.

O Brien, Chris

2011-01-01

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Summary reports of activities under visiting research program in Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, 1988  

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The Technical Report of Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, is published on occasion summarizing in the form of prompt report the results of the functional test on various experimental facilities, the test results of the articles made for trial, the circumstance of radiation control and waste treatment, the data required for research and experiment such as the reports of study meetings, the remarkable results obtained amid research, new method, the discussion on other papers and reports and others. In this report, 40 summaries of the Visiting Research Projects utilizing the KUR and 13 summaries of those utilizing the KUCA in 1988, and 2 unreported summaries before 1988 are collected. In each summary, the number of adoption, title, the names of reporters and the gist of report are given. (K.I.)

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Nuclear energy research initiative: Thorium fuel cycle projects  

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The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting four projects involving the use of the thorium fuel cycle. All four projects are based on an once-through, proliferation resistant, high burnup, long refueling cycle use of thorium in a light water reactor. Three of these projects are part of the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) program. These are: 'Advanced Proliferation Resistant, Lower cost Uranium-Thorium Dioxide Fuels for Light Water Reactor', with Idaho Nuclear Engineering and Environmental Laboratory as the lead organization; 'Fuel for a Once-Through Cycle (Th,U)O2 in a Metal Matrix', with Argonne National Laboratory as the lead; and 'A Proliferation Resistant Hexagonal Tight Lattice BWR Fuel Core Design for Increased Burnup and Reduced Fuel Storage Requirements', with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) as the lead. The fourth project is 'The Radkowsky Thorium Fuel project', also under BNL lead. This paper describes the three NERI thorium fuel cycle projects. (author)

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Status of Jordan Research and Training Reactor Project  

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The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission launched a construction project of Jordan's first nuclear reactor in 2010, following a contract with the consortium of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo E and C. The Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR), a 5 MW multipurpose research reactor, will serve as the focal point for a national nuclear technology center. This article presents the status of the JRTR Project and future plan as well. With the Construction Permit issued by the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the construction work of reactor building and service building is underway, while over 95% of design work has been finished

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Risk assessment: The joint IAEA/IIASA research project  

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The importance of risk assessment research in providing information necessary for decisions regarding the selection, design, deployment and operation of technological systems such as energy systems is undoubtedly important, and the research programme of the Joint IAEA/IIASA Research Project will continue to develop this field further. One of the prime objectives of the Joint Project is to develop information required for decisions in areas such as: the design of control and safety systems the development of operational philosophies the setting of rational regulatory standards policy-level decisions on the selection and deployment of energy systems

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77 FR 40601 - Final Priority: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program; Disability...  

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...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers...to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects...the full inclusion and integration into society, employment...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs) The...training, demonstration, development, dissemination,...

2012-07-10

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77 FR 34363 - Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program; Traumatic Brain Injury Model...  

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...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers...to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects...the full inclusion and integration of individuals with...Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs) The...training, demonstration, development, dissemination,...

2012-06-11

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Research Integrity/Misconduct Policies of Canadian Universities  

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In a context of increasing attention to issues of scientific integrity in university research, it is important to reflect on the governance mechanisms that universities use to shape the behaviour of students, researchers, and faculty. This paper presents the results of a study of 47 Canadian university research integrity/misconduct (RIM) policies:…

Schoenherr, Jordan; Williams-Jones, Bryn

2011-01-01

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Biorefinery and Carbon Cycling Research Project  

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

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

2012-06-08

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The University of Stuttgart IKE/University of Arizona student research program  

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The University of Stuttgart's Institut fuer Kernenergetik und Energiesysteme (IKE) and the University of Arizona have had a joint program in which graduate students from the IKE spend 1 yr on the University of Arizona campus. This program started in 1982 largely as the result of an initiative begun by K.H. Hoecker, then director of IKE. Since 1985, Alfred Voss has been director and the program has continued without interruption. Under the program, the Deutscher Akademisher Austauschdienst, a government agency of the Federal Republic of Germany has funded scholarships for students from IKE, which provide support for 1 yr during which they attend the University of Arizona as visiting student scholars and engage in a research project under the direction of one of our faculty, which satisfies a part of the requirements for the Ingenieur-Diplom Fachrichtung Maschinenbau. The students get credit for their research from the University of Stuttgart. The topics have a broad range and include software development, artificial intelligence, radiation transport, and energy management studies

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

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This report provides an update of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) program. The NYSERDA research and development program has five major areas: industry, buildings, energy resources, transportation, and environment. NYSERDA organizes projects within these five major areas based on energy use and supply, and end-use sectors. Therefore, issues such as waste management, energy products and renewable energy technologies are addressed in several areas of the program. The project descriptions presented are organized within the five program areas. Descriptions of projects completed between the period April 1, 1996, and March 31, 1997, including technology-transfer activities, are at the end of each subprogram section.

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1997-07-01

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Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Annual report for fiscal year 2012  

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Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) at Tono Geoscience Center (TGC) is pursuing a geoscientific research and development project namely the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU) Project in crystalline rock environment in order to construct scientific and technological basis for geological disposal of High-level Radioactive Waste (HLW). The MIU Project has three overlapping phases: Surface-based Investigation phase (Phase I), Construction phase (Phase II), and Operation phase (Phase III). The MIU Project has been ongoing the Phase II and the Phase III in fiscal year 2012. For Phase II investigations, as establishment of techniques for investigation, analysis and assessment of the deep geological environment, geological mapping and pilot borehole investigations at the -500m stage were conducted, and borehole investigations were carried out at the -300m stage in order to characterize rock mechanical properties. Moreover, observations of hydraulic pressure, groundwater chemistry properties have been continued at the existing boreholes. As study on engineering technologies for deep underground, validation and evaluation of design methodology, existing and supplementary excavation methods, countermeasures during excavation and safe construction of underground facilities were carried out based on data obtained during shafts and galleries construction. For Phase III investigations, laboratory tests were conducted for the development of solute transport conceptual models and observation of solute transport properties. Horizontal tunnels at the GL-500m level has been excavated, and Main and Ventilation Shafts were connected at the GL-500m. As collaboration studies, various experiments and researches have been performed with AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), CRIEPI (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), Tokyo Sokki Kenkyujo Co., Ltd., Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd, Kanazawa University, Tokai University, University of Tokyo, Nagra (National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste of Swiss) and KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute). Furthermore, as utilization of the MIU, the underground facilities were collaboratively used with TRIES (Tono Research Institute of Earthquake Science) and Nagoya University. (author)

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Final Report for the portion performed in the University of Illinois on the project entitled "Optimizing the Cloud-Aerosol-Radiation Ensemble Modeling System to Improve Future Climate Change Projections at Regional to Local Scales"  

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This is the final report for the closure of the research tasks on the project that have performed during the entire reporting period in the University of Illinois. It contains a summary of the achievements and details of key results as well as the future plan for this project to be continued in the University of Maryland.

Liang, Xin-Zhong

2011-01-31

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Send Your Students to Mars for Their next Research Project  

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The NASA's Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP) is led by the Arizona State University (ASU) Mars Education Program, a major partner of NASA's Mars Exploration Program. MSIP is based on the National Science Education Standards and includes curriculum on terrestrial planet characteristics, experimental design, and proposal writing. Three spacecraft…

Lindgren, Charles

2006-01-01

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Financing R and D Projects in Southern Italy: The "Technological Vouchers and Cooperative Research" Program  

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Full Text Available SciELO Chile | Language: English Abstract in english The paper deals with the evaluation and financing of research and innovation projects. The paper analyzes and discusses the "Technological Vouchers and Cooperative Research" program in the Calabria Region (Southern Italy), as a program for financing R&D projects in a geographical area far behind in [...] development. Three real cases of R&D projects are described. The program was effective as regards the stimulus to realizing R&D activities by Calabrian SMEs and furthermore in relation to the improvement of cooperation between SMEs, research centers, universities and technological laboratories. The weak points of the program mainly regard the evaluation phase that made it impossible to get a feedback useful for policy and for driving future agenda.

Gianpaolo, Iazzolino.

2013-11-01

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Financing R&D Projects in Southern Italy: The “Technological Vouchers and Cooperative Research” Program  

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Full Text Available The paper deals with the evaluation and financing of research and innovation projects. The paper analyzes and discusses the “Technological Vouchers and Cooperative Research” program in the Calabria Region (Southern Italy, as a program for financing R&D projects in a geographical area far behind in development. Three real cases of R&D projects are described. The program was effective as regards the stimulus to realizing R&D activities by Calabrian SMEs and furthermore in relation to the improvement of cooperation between SMEs, research centers, universities and technological laboratories. The weak points of the program mainly regard the evaluation phase that made it impossible to get a feedback useful for policy and for driving future agenda.

Gianpaolo Iazzolino

2013-09-01

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Real Research Projects in the Classroom for Undergraduate Non-Majors  

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Research-Based Science Education (RBSE) is a method of instruction that models the processes of scientific inquiry and exploration used by scientists to discover new knowledge. It is "research-based" in the sense that students work together in self-guided, cooperative groups on a real astronomical research project. In other words, in order to learn science, students are given the opportunity to actually do science. We present new RBSE curricula that are part of an NSF-funded effort to develop and test such curricula in an undergraduate course setting. The goals of this curricula are fourfold: (1) To teach that science is a process, not just a body of knowledge; (2) To improve retention of science content by using it in a research project; (3) to improve attitudes towards STEM careers, particularly among first-year students; and (4) to develop task-driven skills, such as critical thinking and teamwork skills, that are useful in any career path. The research projects include projects that use astronomical imaging and spectroscopic data. The projects include: a spectroscopic study of semi-regular variable stars, a spectroscopic study of AGN, a photometric search for high-redshift galaxies in the NDWFS, a search for variable stars in open clusters, and a photometric and astrometric study of minor planets. In the projects using imaging data, students complete astrometric and photometric measurements. In the spectroscopy projects, students measure properties such continuum shape and the positions of emission and absorption lines. These curricula are currently being developed and tested at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Indiana University Bloomington, and Kenai Peninsula College.

Rector, Travis A.; Puckett, A.; Pilachowski, C.; Young, M.

2007-12-01

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What do We Mean by Decolonizing Research Strategies? Lessons from Decolonizing, Indigenous Research Projects in New Zealand and Latin America  

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Full Text Available While progressive allied scholars have articulated sound historical, philosophical, and deconstructive critiques of the colonizing and neo-liberal agendas shaping what counts as legitimate research, their arguments for alternative methodologies are generally silent on the role grassroots research collectives play in forming a strategic response to colonialism in the present.  Here, the author develops a positional review of existing bodies of work, in particular participatory action-research (PAR projects, focusing on what can be learned from these experiments in community self-determination.  Building from PAR projects in the North, the author argues for a renewed understanding of the primacy of grassroots structures in decolonizing, Indigenous research projects as they have taken form in New Zealand and Latin America. These lessons suggest that decolonizing research strategies are less about the struggle for method and more about the spaces that make decolonizing research possible.  The review concludes with a discussion of the possibility in research undertaken Xicano and Indigenous scholars, who find themselves as “outsiders-within” in university spaces.

Miguel Zavala

2013-05-01

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Environmental training research project. Final report  

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Santa Fe Community College serves an area including the city and county of Santa Fe. The population has a high percentage of Hispanics and a Native American population of about 3%. The student body at the college generally reflects that of the service district. The college strives to recruit students from all segments of the population so there is representation among all ethnic and economic groups. The college strives to serve students and the community by offering educational opportunities that meet the needs of both elements and which will lead to gainful employment. Instruction is also offered to meets needs for retraining, upgrades, and personal enlightenment. The college started a hazardous materials management program in the fall of 1991 which has since been renamed environmental management. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for environmental careers, to provide required training such as OSHA HAZWOPER and refresher courses, and to provide educational opportunities that would make the public more environmentally aware. The program content needs to be studied to ensure we`re meeting the needs of the students and the business community. There had not been a significant opportunity to conduct this research.

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1996-04-01

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The Halden Reactor Project: Experience gained in international research  

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The Norwegian government has with the successful completion of the June 2006 'Symposium and Technical Workshop on Minimisation of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) in the Civilian Nuclear Sector' confirmed its engagement for minimizing the risk related to the continued use of fissile material in general and HEU in particular. One suggested concept in reducing risk associated with fissile material required for research is the concentration of research efforts in shared facilities. The increased global demand for nuclear energy also points towards the need for first class research facilities. Pooling resources makes sense as a way to maximise research efforts. But how should a shared facility work and function? The OECD-Halden Reactor Project (HRP) is a good example of operation of a shared research facility which has been in operation for nearly 50 years. During that time the HRP has evolved from a prototype heavy water reactor envisaged as a power source for maritime surface vessel propulsion to a research reactor able to replicate the in-core conditions of most of the worlds types of power reactor. Thus making the HRP an important international test facility within the nuclear industry. This evolution was not possible without the international cooperation which was present from the start. The flexibility of the organizational structure has also proven vital to the continued success of the Project. This paper gives a brief history of the Halden Reactor Project as well as of the Halden Reactor Project as well as the hosting company, Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE), as the success of the one is reliant on the other. The success of the Project and the Institute is largely reliant on the versatility of both the reactor design and also the organizational structure. Both are described in this paper. Finally a summary of the keys to success is given which can be used as a template for other international research projects. (author)

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Biomedical Engineering Bionanosystems Research at Louisiana Tech University  

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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

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University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research  

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Created by 1961 by the Alaska Legislature, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) is based at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. The ISER is based within the College of Business and Public Policy, and their work includes researching and writing reports on matters of importance to the state, including the future of the fishing industry and transportation planning. On their homepage, they have the "Information from ISER" area, which includes their latest publications, presentations, and "Web Notes" series. The "Web Notes" are especially noteworthy, and they include short briefings on public infrastructure projects, the economic status of Alaskan Native peoples, and household energy costs. Moving along, the "Recent Publications and Presentations" area includes works such as timely reports on Alaska's homeless populations, construction spending, and the Anchorage school district. Finally, the site includes a special interactive report titled "Alaska's People and Economy, 1867-2009".

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Longitudinal research on vulnerable young people conducted at Volda University College and Møre Research:A methods report  

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This note provides a descriptive overview of the longitudinal data concerning youth with special needs in upper secondary school that have been collected for many years at Volda University College and Møre Research. Through four closely linked projects, the same individuals have been followed over a period of 16 years, in most cases, from the age of 17 to 33 years.

Myklebust, Jon Olav; Ba?tevik, Finn Ove

2012-01-01

318

Measuring the productivity of university research reactors  

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University Research Reactors (URRs) on 33 campuses in the United States provide valuable contributions to academic instruction and research programs. In most cases, there are no alternative diagnostic techniques to supplant the need for a reactor and associated facilities. Since URRs constitute a major financial commitment, it is important that they be operated in a productive manner. Productivity may be defined as the sum of new knowledge generated, existing knowledge transferred to others, and analytical services provided to assist in the generation of new knowledge; another definition of productivity is this sum expressed as a function of the cost incurred. In either case, a consistent measurement is difficult and more qualitative than quantitative. A uniform reporting system has been proposed that defines simplified categories through which meaningful comparisons can be performed

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Photovoltaic research programme 1996. Summary report, list of research projects, annual project reports (abstracts)  

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The Photovoltaics Programme was devised in 1996 in accordance with the usual scheme, being divided into three purely technical sectors, a sector concerned with engineering and evolution tools and with broad applications, and a final sector in which the main emphasis was on information transfer and cooperation at the international level. In addition to system aspects and implementation, strong emphasis was placed on cost reduction. Strategic policy is set out in the outline programme for the period 1996-1999, which was approved by the Federal Research Commission CORE. This defines the essential areas of application as grid coupled, building integrated systems (main application) and new designs for island systems (`niche` application). The sectors are as follows: - cells: thin film silicon cells are the main area of emphasis, and here, the various substrates are treated. Efficiency, costs and technical feasibility represent the central criteria. Other thin film technologies are for the most part the subject of international projects. Nanocrystalline dye cells are being further developed in cooperation with industry, - modules and building integration: products and systems dedicated to the built environment represent the main focus for concerted practical application. The intention is to treat the systems within a comprehensive framework, including, for example, methods of erection, and to develop suitable industrial systems. This procedure offers the largest short-term cost reduction potential, - systems technology: although the necessary systems technology is already well developed, there is still potential for cost reduction, exploitable by applying tested and optimised components. Inverters, connecting systems and safety aspects in combination with quality assurance and relevant standards form an important basis for this. (author) figs., 60 refs.

Nowak, S. [ed.

1997-04-15

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Center for Neutron Research Project. Status report  

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The Center for Neutron Research (CNR) will provide the world's best facilities for the study of neutron scattering. The CNR will contain a very high flux reactor that will achieve an extremely high power density (between 4 and 8 MW/L). The reactor is to be fueled with uranium silicide and cooled, moderated, and reflected by D2O. Initial reactor physics calculations indicate that a power level of 270 MW with a reactor core volume of 35 L will achieve a peak thermal flux in the reflector of 1020 neutrons x m-2 x s-1. The reactor fuel will be contained in thin (1.3-mm) plates, similar to those employed in the very successful High-Flux Isotope Reactor, and will be graded in the axial and radial directions. Coolant velocity is to be 27 m/s, and core inlet pressure is to be 5.6 MPa. Maximum fuel centerline temperature will be ?3500C. Initial thermal-hydraulic studies indicate that some method of preventing the formation of aluminum oxide on the fuel clad is required if the highest performance is to be achieved. Tests to confirm these calculations are planned. One of the experimental facilities is to be a cold (10-MeV) neutron source. Calculations to determine the size of the source have been initiated, but additional cross-section data are needed. An abbreviated version of a tentative program plan for fiscal year 1987 and beyond is described. Total program expenditures are expected to be $40 million over 5 years

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A lead for transvaluation of global nuclear energy research and funded projects in Japan  

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Highlights: • Chernobyl accident had limited influence on basic research in nuclear energy. • Budget allocation to R and D and number of published papers have recently decreased. • Citation network analysis revealed reactor safety and fusion as current research trend. • Nuclear energy research policy will change after Fukushima disaster. - Abstract: The decision-making process that precedes the introduction of a new energy system should strive for a balance among human security, environmental safeguards, energy security, proliferation risk, economic risks, etc. For nuclear energy, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (Fukushima disaster) has brought forth a strong need for transvaluation of the present technology. Here, we analyzed bibliographic records of publications in nuclear science and technology to illustrate an overview and trends in nuclear energy technology and related fields by using citation network analysis. We also analyzed funding data and keywords assigned for each project by co-occurrence network analysis. This research integrates citation network analysis and bibliometric keyword analysis to compare the global trends in nuclear energy research and characteristics of research conducted at universities and institutes in Japan. We show that the Chernobyl accident had only a limited influence on basic research. The results of papers are dispersed in diverse areas of nuclear energy technology research, and the results of KAKEN projects in Japan are highly influenced by national energy policy with a focus on nuclear fuel cycle for energy security, although KAKEN allows much freedom in the selection of research projects to academic community

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University of IFE FN tandem accelerator project. 1982 progress report  

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The tandem accelerator project at the University has been making progress but, behind schedule. The major accelerator equipment has been manufactured since 1981 but is presently being stored with HVEC because the accelerator building is not yet ready. Work on the accelerator building started in May 1982 and the building is presently at foundation stage. The scheduled completion period is approximately 20 months and we expect to move in the accelerator tank about April next year

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Research on reconstruction of steel tube section from few projections  

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Most parameters of steel tube can be acquired from CT image of the section so as to evaluate its quality. But large numbers of projections are needed in order to reconstruct the section image, so the collection and calculation of the projections consume lots of time. In order to solve the problem, reconstruction algorithms of steel tube from few projections are researched and the results are validated with simulation data in the paper. Three iterative algorithms, ART, MAP and OSEM, are attempted to reconstruct the section of steel tube by using the simulation model. Considering the prior information distributing of steel tube, we improve the algorithms and get better reconstruction images. The results of simulation experiment indicate that ART, MAP and OSEM can reconstruct accurate section images of steel tube from less than 20 projections and approximate images from 10 projections. (authors)

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Industry-University SBIR NDT Projects — A Critical Assessment  

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The Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, funded by various United States government agencies (DOD, DOE, NSF, etc.), provides funds for Research and Development (R&D) of nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques and equipment, thereby supplying valuable money for NDT development by small businesses and stimulating cooperative university programs. A review and critical assessment of the SBIR program as related to NDT is presented and should provide insight into reasons for or against pursuing this source of R&D funding.

Reinhart, Eugene R.

2007-03-01

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Radiation research in AINSE-affiliated universities  

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The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) has enabled research workers from its member universities to make extensive use of the (sometimes unique) radiation facilities at Lucas Heights. This has resulted in a better understanding of the action of gamma, X-ray and electron beam radiation on physical, chemical and biological systems, and of the radical and excited species which are produced. A selection of the ensuing first class publications is described. Over the years the emphasis has changed from the obtaining of a fundamental understanding of the science and the refining of the techniques to utilising these in attacking problems in other fields. Examples are given of the use of radiation chemistry techniques in metal-organic, polymer, excited state and biological chemistry. In radiation biology, the early emphasis on genetics and on the production of chromosomal aberrations by radiation has given way to molecular biology and cancer treatment studies. In all of this, AAEC/ANSTO and CSIRO have played major roles. In addition, AINSE has organised a continuing series of specialist conferences which has facilitated interaction between research groups within the universities and involved other investigators in Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world. 27 refs.

Sangster, D. R. [Sydney Univ., NSW (Australia). School of Chemistry

1997-12-31

326

Tritium research laboratory cleanup and transition project final report  

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This Tritium Research Laboratory Cleanup and Transition Project Final Report provides a high-level summary of this project's multidimensional accomplishments. Throughout this report references are provided for in-depth information concerning the various topical areas. Project related records also offer solutions to many of the technical and or administrative challenges that such a cleanup effort requires. These documents and the experience obtained during this effort are valuable resources to the DOE, which has more than 1200 other process contaminated facilities awaiting cleanup and reapplication or demolition

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E. coli Genome Project: University of Wisconsin - Madison  

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Maintained by the Department of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the E. coli Genome Project site is divided into six project-related categories including project history, staff, and publications. The Data and Analysis subsection is the centerpiece of this site with eleven browsable ORF tables that provide information on 12 characteristics of each gene. An additional RNA table includes information on all non-protein encoding RNA species. All of these tables can be downloaded (Excel .zip file or as a tab-delimited text document). A FASTA-style, multi-sequence file of annotated ORFs is available from the FTP site in Gzip format. Also available are instructions for retrieving the complete E. coli K-12 genome sequence.

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University  

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Located at Stanford University, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project is producing what will almost certainly become the definitive collection of the great civil rights leader's writings. When completed, the fourteen-volume The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. will serve as an indispensable reference tool for historians of the civil rights movement. In the meantime, teachers and students can make use of the resources offered at this site. These include a number of full-text primary documents (including the "I Have a Dream" speech and the "I've Been To The Mountaintop" sermon), a general biography, a chronology of King's life, a recommended reading section, and scholarly articles produced by Project staff members (under construction). The Project plans to continually add new documents to the site as they are digitized. Free registration is required to view the papers, and registered users may choose to be informed about future site updates and related events.

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Making Space for Democracy through Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education: Thoughts from an Action Research Project in Education Studies  

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This paper reports on an action research project into the development of a "democratic feedback model" with students on an education studies programme at a post-1992 university in the UK. Building on work that has explored the dialogic dimensions of assessment and feedback, the research explored the potential for more…

McDonnell, Jane; Curtis, Will

2014-01-01

330

"Privileging" Public Research Universities: An Empirical Analysis of the Distribution of State Appropriations across Research and Non-Research Universities  

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No empirical studies have attempted to explain why states invest differentially in their research and in their non-research universities, although these differences hold important implications for students, postsecondary systems, and society. Deploying a form of hierarchical-linear modeling, our study examines across-state variation in state…

McLendon, Michael K.; Mokher, Christine G.; Doyle, William

2009-01-01

331

Dryden Flight Research Center Critical Chain Project Management Implementation  

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In Fiscal Year 2011 Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) implemented a new project management system called Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM). Recent NASA audits have found that the Dryden workforce is strained under increasing project demand and that multi-tasking has been carried to a whole new level at Dryden. It is very common to have an individual work on 10 different projects during a single pay period. Employee surveys taken at Dryden have identified work/life balance as the number one issue concerning employees. Further feedback from the employees indicated that project planning is the area needing the most improvement. In addition, employees have been encouraged to become more innovative, improve job skills, and seek ways to improve overall job efficiency. In order to deal with these challenges, DFRC management decided to adopt the CCPM system that is specifically designed to operate in a resource constrained multi-project environment. This paper will discuss in detail the rationale behind the selection of CCPM and the goals that will be achieved through this implementation. The paper will show how DFRC is tailoring the CCPM system to the flight research environment as well as laying out the implementation strategy. Results of the ongoing implementation will be discussed as well as change management challenges and organizational cultural changes. Finally this paper will present some recommendations on how this system could be used by selected NASA projects or centers.

Hines, Dennis O.

2012-01-01

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The Network of European Research and Development Projects  

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We describe collaboration networks consisting of research projects funded by the European Union and the organizations involved in those projects. The networks are of substantial size and complexity, but are important to understand due to the significant impact they could have on research policies and national economies in the EU. In empirical determinations of the network properties, we observe characteristics similar to other collaboration networks, including scale-free degree distributions, small diameter, and high clustering. We present some plausible models for the formation and structure of networks with the observed properties.

Barber, M J; Krüger, T; Roediger-Schluga, T

2005-01-01

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Crowd-sourced Archaeological Research: The MicroPasts Project  

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Full Text Available This paper offers a brief introduction to MicroPasts, a web-enabled crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding project whose overall goal is to promote the collection and use of high quality research data via institutional and community collaborations, both on- and off-line. In addition to introducing this initiative, the discussion below is a reflection of its lead author’s core contribution to the project and will dwell in more detail on one particular aspect of MicroPasts: its relevance to research and practice in public archaeology, cultural policy and heritage studies.

Chiara Bonacchi

2014-10-01

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Project-oriented education for a project management course at the undergraduate level: experience of pedagogy — a case study from Nankai University in China  

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Full Text Available With the aim of changing the traditional passive learning style in higher education in China, the Center for Project Management Research at Nankai University (CPMRNK has spent ten years studying the pedagogical approach of project-oriented education, and has had some success with this in its project management course. Its project-oriented education is a new initiative that comprises: teaching in class by teachers first; designing projects after class by students; presenting the designs in the next class; using the designs as cases and doing the case study in the class; correcting the mistakes in the designs after that class; and continuing these cycles until the course is finished. The course implementation effect and feedback from the students using Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ are analysed after the introduction of teaching methodology. All the teaching skills and techniques used in their project-oriented education are also discussed in this paper. To change the traditional passive learning style in higher education of China, the Center for Project Management Research in Nankai University (CPMRNK has spent ten years researching into the pedagogical approach of project-oriented education and gained some achievements in its application to project management course. Their project-oriented education is a new pattern that combines all the steps and contents of: teaching in class by teachers first, designing projects after class by students then, presenting the designs in next class, using the designs as cases and doing the case study in the class, correcting the mistakes in the designs after that class, and continuing these cycles until finishing the whole course. The course implementation effect and feedback from the students using Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ are analyzed after the introduction of teaching methodology. All the teaching skills and techniques used in their project-oriented education are also discussed in this paper.

Anbang Qi

2011-08-01

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Cancer Research Center Indiana University School of Medicine  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to authorize the Indiana School of Medicine to proceed with the detailed design, construction and equipping of the proposed Cancer Research Center (CRC). A grant was executed with the University on April 21, 1992. A four-story building with basement would be constructed on the proposed site over a 24-month period. The proposed project would bring together, in one building, three existing hematology/oncology basic research programs, with improved cost-effectiveness through the sharing of common resources. The proposed site is currently covered with asphaltic pavement and is used as a campus parking lot. The surrounding area is developed campus, characterized by buildings, walkways, with minimal lawns and plantings. The proposed site has no history of prior structures and no evidence of potential sources of prior contamination of the soil. Environmental impacts of construction would be limited to minor increases in traffic, and the typical noises associated with standard building construction. The proposed CRC project operation would involve the use radionuclides and various hazardous materials in conducting clinical studies. Storage, removal and disposal of hazardous wastes would be managed under existing University programs that comply with federal and state requirements. Radiological safety programs would be governed by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license and applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. There are no other NEPA reviews currently active which are in relationship to this proposed site. The proposed project is part of a Medical Campus master plan and is consistent with applicable local zoning and land use requirements

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Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Plan for fiscal year 2011  

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Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) at Tono Geoscience Center (TGC) is pursuing a geoscientific research and development project namely the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU) project in crystalline rock environment in order to construct scientific and technological basis for geological disposal of High-level Radioactive Waste (HLW). Geoscientific research and the MIU project is planned in three overlapping phases ; Surface-based Investigation Phase (Phase1), Construction Phase (Phase2) and Operation Phase (Phase3). Currently, the project is under the Construction Phase, and the Operation Phase. This document introduces the research and development activities planned for 2011 fiscal year plan based on the MIU Master Plan updated in 2010, Investigation Plan, Construction Plan and Research Collaboration Plan, etc. The observations of hydraulic pressure, groundwater chemistries and rock mechanical properties have been continued at existing boreholes. Borehole investigations are carried out at the -300m stage in order to obtain data on geological structure, hydraulic properties and groundwater chemistries in/around the fault in the MIU Construction Site and characterize rock mechanical properties. For Phase III investigations, borehole investigation and laboratory test will be conducted for development of solute transport conceptual models and observation of solute transport properties. On research collaborations, various experiments and researches are carried out with CRIEPI(Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), AIST(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Nagra(National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste) and other research organizations. For construction plan, Main and Ventilation Shafts of the MIU will be excavated approximately GL-500m, and then horizontal tunnels at the GL-500m level will be begun to be excavated. (author)

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Engaged Learning and Change through Undergraduate Research: A Case Study of the Heart of Gold Community Empowerment Project  

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The focus of this paper is to describe a best-practice undergraduate research-involved case study of the Heart of Gold Rural Community Empowerment Project (HG) that has demonstrated significant gains in social and economic capital over the last ten years. The HG is an international community-university research alliance between the Farm and Agro-tourism Association of Los Santos (FAALS) cooperative in Costa Rica and Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Canada that uses cooperative inquiry met...

David William Robinson; Laureen Styles, J.; Nichola Evernden; Kassandra Kirkham

2013-01-01

338

Technology Base Research Project for electrochemical energy storage  

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The US DOE's Office of Propulsion Systems provides support for an electrochemical energy storage program, which includes R D on advanced rechargeable batteries and fuel cells. A major goal of this program is to develop electrochemical power sources suitable for application in electric vehicles (EVs). The program centers on advanced systems that offer the potential for high performance and low life-cycle costs, both of which are necessary to permit significant penetration into commercial markets. The general R D areas addressed by the project include identification of new electrochemical couples for advanced batteries, determination of technical feasibility of the new couples, improvements in battery components and materials, establishment of engineering principles applicable to electrochemical energy storage and conversion, and the development of air-system (fuel cell, metal/air) technology for transportation applications. Major emphasis is given to applied research which will lead to superior performance and lower life-cycle costs. The TBR Project is divided into three major project elements: Exploratory Research, Applied Science Research, and Air Systems Research. Highlights of each project element are summarized according to the appropriate battery system or electrochemical research area. 16 figs., 4 tabs.

Kinoshita, Kim (ed.)

1991-06-01

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School-Camp Project: reflects on teaching, research and academic extension programs in Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Reflexos do Projeto Campo-Escola no ensino, pesquisa e extensao na Universidade Federal da Bahia  

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In 2003, the Brazilian Regulatory Petroleum Agency (ANP) firmed an agreement with the Federal University of the Bahia (UFBA), transferring to the Polytechnical School the property of five mature fields in Bahia (Quiambina, Fazenda Mamoeiro, Caracatu, Bela Vista and Riacho Sesmaria). The objectives of the agreement, some already reached, were: the revitalization of the fields, the development of technology for gas and oil extraction, the training of professionals. To reach the goals, the Field-School Project (PCE) was created. It is responsible for the control of the activities directly related to the revitalization of the wells. Other activities were also carried out by the PCE: formalization of an agreement between the UFBA and the Brazilian Institute of Oil (IBP) for scientific, academic and cultural activities; creation of a site (www.campoescola.ufba.br), in which interesting information to the oil area is available; consulting to small groups interested in exploring mature fields; increase of resources and job offers to the communities and to the cities near the places were the wells are located; participation in events. (author)

Oliveira Junior, Jose Baptista de; Santiago, Cybele Celestino; Santanna, Vanessa Cristina [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil)

2008-07-01

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Capstone Research Project: Holocene History of Estuarine Environmental Change  

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Students conduct this investigation collaboratively and with minimal guidance from the instructor. Students are presented with the research problem at the start of the semester, typically within the first week of classes. Soon after, a class-wide discussion is facilitated through the posing of some preliminary questions. Eventually and within the first few weeks, students outline a project design and methodology for implementation in the field and laboratory. Along the way and as project-pertinent topical units are covered, students are given journal articles to read that might further their thinking about the project, might present some appropriate methodology, or might serve as a model investigation. Field work is accomplished early in the semester and with minimal time invested. Because scheduling field trips that can accommodate everyone is difficult, the field experience is optional. In these situations, someone chronicles the field work with either a digital still camera or digital videocamera and then these are shared with everyone in the class. All aspects of the project are collaborative; students collect and share data, prepare and share figures and tables, and collectively prepare the poster and abstract. The following files are uploaded as supportive teaching materials: 1. Geobio Research Project Description F08.doc: This is the project overview that is distributed to students as a handout at the start of the semester. 2. Geobio Research Project Qs.doc: This set of questions is distributed early in the semester to spark a discussion and to aid in the design of the project. 3. Geobiology GSA SE 2009 Abstract.doc: This is a copy of the abstract that was submitted to the 2009 Southeast Section Geological Society Of America meeting in St. Petersburg. 4. Geobio GSA SE09 Poster.ppt: A copy of the poster presentation given at the 2009 Southeast GSA meeting.

Michael Savarese

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

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

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1995-04-01

342

Can we combine symptom scales for collaborative research projects?  

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Collaborative research projects have the potential to answer important research questions, which may otherwise require huge resources, funding, and time to complete. There are several scales for measuring psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, with the Scale for Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS), Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS), Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) being among the most commonly used. High quality research efforts have used these three scales in different projects, and in order to merge study efforts, some means of combining data from these scales may be necessary. We reviewed correlations in published studies for these three scales, finding them to be highly correlated, however on comparison of the three scales there were considerable clinical differences between them. The paper discusses potential methods for combining the scales in collaborative research, including use of the recently developed standardised remission criteria for schizophrenia.

Lyne, John P

2012-02-01

343

University-Industry Collaboration in IS Research : An Investigation of Successful Collaboration Models  

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The topic of university?industry collaboration has been of particular importance to the Bled Conference for the past 25 years. Our motivation to study this topic was inspired by recent discussions on engaged scholarship and successful publication strategies in which we ob? served a difference in attitudes towards collaboration projects in different regions of the world. We were particularly interested in exploring drivers and barriers for engagement with industry partners from the point of view of IS academics. As a result, we embarked on a long?term research programme on the investigation of successful modes of collaboration. In this paper, we present the findings of the first qualitative in?depth phase, in which we inter? viewed nine experienced researchers in order to understand the phenomenon of university? industry collaboration in the context of different research backgrounds. The findings from the preliminary interviews show that researchers have very differing individual preferences regarding the ideal setup of such collaborative research projects. They also show that design research and case study are the most common research methods in such projects. While peer? reviewed conference papers and journal articles are the most popular forms of academic output, reports and sessions with managers are the prevalent output for industry partners. This work is a precursor to a larger survey, which will allow us to study correlations between characteristics of researcher/project type and success factors for such projects in different regions of the world

Schubert, Petra; BjØrn-Andersen, Niels

2012-01-01

344

The contribution of HIFAR to university research  

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Full text: Activity in neutron scattering science in Australia has increased in the last three years since the McKinnon Report, and continues to engage first-class scientists whose world standing is recognised by their ability to access overseas facilities. Neutron scattering is an important research area for Australia, with increasing importance in new materials and processes, but industrial appreciation of neutron scattering's role in material science is lacking. Neutron scattering research needs access to an Australian reactor neutron source for local and regional activities and if continued access to advanced overseas facilities is expected. A reactor neutron source is complementary to, rather than superseded by, access to synchrotron radiation sources or spallation neutron sources. A new Australian facility should be designed to fulfill a regional role, building on Australia's strengths in instrumentation and experience in operating such a research facility. The promotion of neutron scattering techniques, especially in an industry context, and issues relating to access to the current facilities need to be addressed. Questions remain about the future state of physical sciences in Australia, and of the organisation of the funding of Australian science, which are relevant to neutron science but whose outcomes cannot be determined at present. The presentation will refer to the four key Figures attached which are provided from the report commissioned by the Executive of the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) and completed in February 1997 by Professor G. S. Laurence, University of Adelaide

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Biologically Weighted Quantities in Radiotherapy: an EMRP Joint Research Project  

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Funded within the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) [1], the joint research project “Biologically weighted quantities in radiotherapy” (BioQuaRT) [2] aims to develop measurement and simulation techniques for determining the physical properties of ionising particle tracks on different length scales (about 2 nm to 10 ?m), and to investigate the correlation of these track structure characteristics with the biological effects of radiation at the cellular level. Work package 1 deve...

Rabus Hans; Palmans Hugo; Hilgers Gerhard; Sharpe Peter; Pinto Massimo; Villagrasa Carmen; Nettelbeck Heidi; Moro Davide; Pola Andrea; Pszona Stanislaw; Teles Pedro

2014-01-01

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Progress of scientific researches and project of CSR in IMP  

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The article reviews the recent progress of the scientific researches including synthesis of new nuclides, investigations of the isospin effects in heavy ion collisions, studies of the nuclear structure in high spin states and the applications of heavy ion beams to other scientific researches, such as biology and material science. It also gives a brief introduction of the development of the design and progress of the new project of heavy ion cooling storage ring (CSR) of Lanzhou. (author)

347

Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Plan for fiscal year 2012  

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Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) at Tono Geoscience Center (TGC) is pursuing a geoscientific research and development project namely the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU) project in crystalline rock environment in order to construct scientific and technological basis for geological disposal of High-level Radioactive Waste (HLW). The MIU project is planned in three overlapping phases ; Surface-based Investigation Phase (Phase I), Construction Phase (Phase II) and Operation Phase (Phase III). Currently, the project is under the Construction Phase and the Operation Phase. This document introduces the research and development activities planned for 2012 fiscal year based on the MIU Master Plan updated in 2010, construction plan and research collaboration plan, etc. Observations of hydraulic pressure, groundwater chemistry properties have been continued at the existing boreholes. Borehole investigations are planned to be carried out at the -300m stage in order to characterize rock mechanical properties. As study on engineering technologies for deep underground, validation and evaluation of design methodology, existing and supplementary excavation methods, countermeasures during excavation and safe construction will be carried out based on data obtained during shafts and galleries construction. For Phase III investigations, laboratory tests are planned to be conducted for the development of solute transport conceptual models and observation of solute transport properties. As research collaborations, various experiments and researches are planned to carried out with CRIEPI(Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), AIST(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Nagra(National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste) and other research organizations. For construction plan, horizontal galleries at the GL-500m level will be excavated. (author)

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

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

2010-07-01

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ISVR: Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton  

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At this website, the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton features its research and educational opportunities dealing with noise and vibrations. Users can find materials about virtual acoustics, aeroacoustics, high frequency vibrations, and many other ISVR projects. Researchers can learn about ISVR's vacancies and about upcoming conferences such as the international Noise and Vibration (NOVEM) meetings. The work presented at this website is a great example of how an understanding of physics can benefit people's lives.

350

Learning from research and development projects / the role of post-project reviews  

OpenAIRE

Successful innovation depends to a high degree on an organization’s ability to develop an effective Research & Development (R&D) process and during the last decades many companies have adopted Stage-Gate® or similar methodologies. Although such methodologies are credited with significantly improving R&D results at many companies, there is still potential for improvement, if organizations can learn from projects. Each and every R&D project should not only result in a succe...

Koners, Ursula

2005-01-01

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Determination of effective university-industry joint research for photovoltaic technology transfer (UIJRPTT) in Thailand  

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Most of the literatures related to university-industry (U-I) and technology transfer assume that the collaboration particularly the U-I joint research is beneficial to both university and industry which as a result underpins the sustainable development of economics and living standards of developed and developing countries. The U-I joint research for photovoltaic technology transfer in a developing country like Thailand should have been increased considering the fact that (i) the government implemented various strategies to support the renewable energy research and market development, (ii) the university aimed to be ''research-based university and (iii) the Thai photovoltaic industry struggle for competitiveness and survival in the global market. However, evidence revealed that the university and industry conducted little number of U-I joint projects. In this paper, we investigate the factors influencing the effective U-I joint research for photovoltaic technology transfer (UIJRPTT). In an attempt to better understand the influence of the factors, the path model with factors related to characteristics and perspectives of the university and the industry as well as joint research mechanism and their linkages to higher growth and improved economic and quality performance of the U-I joint research is developed and validated. The developed model empirically explains interaction between the factors and the outcome factors and can assist the government, the university and thsist the government, the university and the industry to devise target strategies to improve the growth and performance of UIJRPTT. (author)

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From Traditional to Modern Universities : The Ambiguousness of Researcher Incentives in a University-Industry Collaboration Perspective  

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This paper reports a longitudinal multi-case research project encompassing 72 semi-structured interviews carried out in 2011 and 2012. The interviews covered topics of the collaboration between university and industry, why they were engaged, who benefitted from it, the initial motives and final results. In addition the interviews tried to focus on whether the industry understood the motives of the university to engage in collaboration and vice versa. Focusing on whether the performance measurements used by politicians and universities today enhances the collaborations or obstruct them. The paper concludes that the performance management used today in universities in form of publications is overlooking the industries’ need of growth from the university knowledge. Hence motivating the scientists to engage in collaborations only from the university point of view and only to a limited extent concerning about the companies.

Nielsen, Anja Birch; Sort, Jesper Chrautwald

2012-01-01

353

Interdisciplinary physics research in the Japanese Hadron Project  

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The Japanese Hadron Project (JHP) is a large future plan of interdisciplinary and international scope, aimed at basic physics research by creating and using various secondary unstable particle beams such as mesons, muons, neutrons and accelerated exotic nuclei. It comprises a high-intensity proton linac of 1 GeV, a compressor/stretcher ring and an ISOL/accelerator to deliver beams to MESON, NEUTRON and EXOTIC NUCLEI arena's. In addition, as the present ongoing project, we are pushing KAON arena based on the KEK 12 GeV proton synchrotron. The present paper describes the scientific motivation and technological bases for this future project as well as the presently going pre- JHP research activities

354

Interdisciplinary physics research in the Japanese Hadron Project  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Japanese Hadron Project (JHP) is a large future plan of interdisciplinary and international scope, aimed at basic physics research by creating and using various secondary unstable particle beams such as mesons, muons, neutrons and accelerated exotic nuclei. It comprises a high-intensity proton linac of 1 GeV, a compressor/stretcher ring and an ISOL/accelerator to deliver beams to MESON, NEUTRON and EXOTIC NUCLEI arena's. In addition, as the present ongoing project, we are pushing KAON arena based on the KEK 12 GeV proton synchrotron. The present paper describes the scientific motivation and technological bases for this future project as well as the presently going pre-JHP research activities. (author)

355

Engendering Debate: Credit Recognition of Project-Based Workplace Research  

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Purpose--In the UK there is currently a national consultation on the structure/adoption of an academic credit framework for higher education. The purpose of this paper is to argue that the principles underlying such a framework, when applied in the context of a workplace research project, can facilitate debate between the academic disciplines and…

Walsh, Anita

2007-01-01

356

AN OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.  

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF PROTOTYPE LIBRARY SYSTEMS WHICH UTILIZE OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION INPUT HAS CENTERED AROUND OPTICAL PAGE READERS AND DOCUMENT READERS. THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF BOTH THESE OPTICAL SCANNERS IS SUCH THAT BOTH ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR LIBRARY INPUT PREPARATION. A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT UTILIZING THE TWO TYPES OF READERS, SINCE…

1968

357

Dental Laboratory Technology. Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.  

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This report provides results of Phase I of a project that researched the occupational area of dental laboratory technology, established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. These results are intended to guide development of a program designed to train dental laboratory technicians. Section 1 contains general information:…

Sappe', Hoyt; Smith, Debra S.

358

Information literacy in Portugal : some results of a research project  

OpenAIRE

A paper present some data about a project which, although focused on the specific case of Portugal, intents to make a scientific approach of the challenges of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and its impact in the field of the information literacy, considering the actual context of the Information Society. The main questions that it intents to answer are: understand how the university students face the new competences required by the creation of the EHEA; know how these students are ...

Silva, Armando Barreiros Malheiro Da; Ferna?ndez Marcial, Viviana

2008-01-01

359

INFORMATION LITERACY IN PORTUGAL: SOME RESULTS OF A RESEARCH PROJECT  

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A paper present some data about a project which, although focused on the specific case of Portugal, intents to make a scientific approach of the challenges of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and its impact in the field of the information literacy, considering the actual context of the Information Society. The main questions that it intents to answer are: understand how the university students face the new competences required by the creation of the EHEA; know how these students are ...

Armando Malheiro da Silva; Viviana Fernández Marcial

2008-01-01

360

Photo Z: A Real Research Project for Undergraduate Non-Majors  

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Research-Based Science Education (RBSE) is a method of instruction that models the processes of scientific inquiry and exploration used by scientists to discover new knowledge. It is "research-based" in the sense that students work together on a real astronomical research project. In other words, in order to learn science, students are given the opportunity to actually do science. We present "Photo Z," a new RBSE project wherein students search for distant galaxies using data from the NOAO Deep Wide Field Survey (NDWFS). Students download FITS data files from the NDWFS cutout server. They then complete photometry of galaxies in three bands (Bw, V and I) using Polaris, a custom-made plugin written for ImageJ. The photometric color of each galaxy allows an estimate of its redshift as well as its star-formation history. Many student projects are possible. An example is to search for galaxies clustered around high-redshift quasars. An advantage of this project is that the datasets are readily available online. This project is part of an NSF CCLI grant to develop and test RBSE curricula in an undergraduate course setting. The goals of RBSE are fourfold: (1) To teach that science is a process, not just a body of knowledge; (2) To improve retention of science content by using it in a research project; (3) to improve attitudes towards STEM careers, particularly among first-year students; and (4) to develop task-driven skills, such as critical thinking and teamwork skills, that are useful in any career path. These curricula are currently being developed and tested at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Indiana University Bloomington, and Pima Community College.

Rector, Travis A.; Puckett, A. W.; Hinnah, K. D.

2009-01-01

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Nuclear Waste Separation and Transmutation Research with Special Focus on Russian Transmutation Projects Sponsored by ISTC  

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High-level nuclear reactor waste is made up of relatively few long-lived radioactive species, among them plutonium, that contribute to difficulties with its storage and disposal. Separation of these species from larger waste volumes mainly constituting of uranium (about 95 %) coupled with nuclear incineration to fission products of plutonium and the so called minor actinides (Neptunium, Americium, and Curium) and transmutation of some of the long lived fission products to short lived or stable isotopes represents a viable nuclear waste management strategy to drastically reduce the time and space requirements for a bed-rock repository of the remaining waste. A remarkable increase in the international research and development on partitioning and transmutation has occurred during the recent years. The road-map report published in April 2001 by The European Technical Working Group on ADS for the development of a European demonstration facility for nuclear waste transmutation has high-lighted the ongoing European research and pointed out the need for further research. The road-map has given the different research activities a position in the ultimate goal of producing an ADS demonstrator and is guiding research planning on the national as well as on the EU level. The Advanced Accelerator Application (3A) program in the US, with the long term goals to enhance long term public safety, provide benefits for the repository, reduce proliferation risks and improve prospects for nuclear power has focused the research on nuclear waste transmutation. The reports on the 3A program indicates a change of the US former abandonment position towards reprocessing and fast reactors due to a strong incentive to eliminate the reactor plutonium and to lower the amount of high level reactor waste for the Yucca Mountain repository. The SKB's proposed research and development program for the next 3 years (FUD01) was presented by SKB in September 2001. It is proposed that the research program for transmutation of long lived nuclear waste should be carried through on about the same level as present (5 MSEK/year). Support is also given for participation in international projects, primarily EU projects. The aim of the research is to provide knowledgeable experts in the field to assess the international research and development on transmutation. Swedish transmutation research, in general fundamental research, are performed at three universities CTH, KTH and Uppsala University with the essential support from SKB, SKI and Swedish Nuclear Technology Centre. The same university groups are also participating in a number of international transmutation related research projects, in particular, the projects under the 5th Framework Programme of the European Commission. One of the main issues of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Moscow, which is financially supported by USA, EU, Russia, Japan, South Korea and Norway, is to reduce the proliferation risk by engaging experts at the former Soviet Union nuclear weapon laboratories in civilian research. This issue has been more pronounced since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and the following threats from the same group of terrorists. At a workshop in Saltsjoebaden in 1991 on Accelerator Based Radioactive Waste Transmutation it was concluded that research on incineration and transmutation of reactor- and weapons grade plutonium was a civilian research area well suited to occupy the former USSR weapon experts with support from ISTC. The Expert Group on Transmutation/SKI Reference Group has chosen to initiate ISTC projects, which are dealing with fundamental technical issues for the accelerator driven transmutation concepts. The possibility of finding a Swedish research group as a counterpart to the Russian group has also played a role in the reference group's selection of projects. The Swedish research groups from CTH, KTH and UU are at present collaborating in 9 transmutation projects supported by ISTC and are continuously discussing new proposals from Russian laboratories for transm

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Research on the Scientific and Technological Innovation of Research University and Its Strategic Measures  

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This paper illustrates the important role that the scientific and technological innovation plays in the research university. Technological innovation is one of the main functions that the research university serves and contributes for the development of economy and society, which is the essential measure for Research University to promote…

Cheng, Yongbo; Ge, Shaowei

2005-01-01

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Is action research coming of age? The value of a history action research project in professional teacher development  

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Full Text Available SciELO South Africa | Language: English Abstract in english The new B.Ed curriculum at the University of Kwazulu-Natal proposes the inclusion of a compulsory action research module to provide professional skills that teachers are expected to demonstrate. The Norms and Standards Policy for Educators requires teachers to be transformative. An appropriate educa [...] tional component would therefore be required to fulfil this need. By acknowledging the potential that action research offers a transformational teaching model, this paper deals with a pedagogical journey from a product-oriented to a process-oriented teacher. Action research does not necessarily change the teacher but it sensitises the teacher to alternative, more democratic practices and a critically reflective disposition. In this paper a method of "self-reflexive historiography" is used that involves reflecting retrospectively on professional developmentand identifying valuable lessons for the present. The context of the transformational experiences was an action research history teaching project conducted for a M.Ed degree (Davids, 1991). The research question that informs this article is: what are some of the lasting influences of an action research project on a teacher's pedagogical comportment and what lessons were learnt that are relevant to teacher education today? Based on this case study, recommendations are made for the use of action research as pedagogy for professional practice in teacher education and in-service teacher initiatives.

M Noor, Davids.

2014-01-01

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New Mexico State University Campus geothermal demonstration project  

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This report presents the design, construction highlights, and performance of the New Mexico State University Campus Geothermal Demonstration Project at Las Cruces, New Mexico. Construction started in July 1981, first system use was January 1982, and the system was dedicated on April 21, 1982. Included herein are summary observations after two years of use. The geothermal hot water from New Mexico State University wells is used to heat potable water, which in turn provides 83 percent of the domestic hot water on the New Mexico State University campus, as well as space heat to two buildings, and for two heated swimming pools. The original system is providing service to 30 total buildings, with two additional buildings (150,000 square feet) in process of geothermal conversion.) The system overall performance has been excellent, except for geothermal well pump problems. In terms of operating efficiency, the system has exceeded the design parameters. In spite of abnormally high costs for well and pump repairs, the system has shown a positive cost avoidance of more than $118,000 for the first year of operation. For the first two full years of operation, the system has produced a net positive cost avoidance of more than $200,000. Payback on the total investment of $1,670,000 is projected to be 6 to 10 years, depending on the future prices of natural gas and electricity.

Cuniff, R.A.; Fisher, K.P.; Chintawongvanich, P.

1984-04-01

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Peripheries and Centers: Research Universities in Developing Countries  

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The research university is a central institution of the twenty-first century--providing access to global science, producing basic and applied research, and educating leaders of the academe and society. Worldwide, there are very few research universities--they are expensive to develop and support, and the pressures of massification have placed…

Altbach, Philip G.

2009-01-01

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Peripheries and Centres: Research Universities in Developing Countries  

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The research university is a central institution of the 21st century--providing access to global science, producing basic and applied research, and educating key leaders for academe and society. Worldwide, there are very few research universities--they are expensive to develop and support, and the pressures of massification have placed priorities…

Altbach, Philip G.

2007-01-01

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University Research Funding: The United States Is Behind and Falling  

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Research and development drives innovation and innovation drives long-run economic growth, creating jobs and improving living standards in the process. University-based research is of particular importance to innovation, as the early-stage research that is typically performed at universities serves to expand the knowledge pool from which the…

Atkinson, Robert D.; Stewart, Luke A.

2011-01-01

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Cooperative Methodology for Successful Integration of Undergraduate and Graduate Research Projects  

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The effectiveness of integrating a structured undergraduate senior design course with the relative freedom of an individual graduate research project is presented in this paper. A cooperative methodology is outlined which serves to ensure that the project is appropriately distributed throughout the entire research team. Benefits of this team integration technique are documented and it is shown that all parties involved are rewarded accordingly. For example, the undergraduate student gains not only technical information from the graduate student, but also the opportunity to learn from a fellow engineering student who has previously completed similar senior design curriculum. The graduate student gains the ability to accomplish a greater amount of research in a shorter amount of time by paralleling project tasks through the efforts of the undergraduate students. The university benefits by providing the project sponsor with a final product that far exceeds their expectations. Along with the benefits, this paper also presents specific problems that may arise due to combining undergraduate and graduate students into a single, cohesive research team. These problems include the definition of leadership roles and an even distribution of workload. In conclusion, these problems will be shown to pale in comparison to the benefits of creating an integrated research team.

Hess, Herbert

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

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...and consumption or efficient production of California olives...and consumption or efficient production of California olives...consideration to the following factors: (1) The expected supply... (c) In recommending production research projects...

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Researcher might have found answer to 'birth of the universe'  

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A National Taiwan University (NTU) research team has discovered a new physical phenomenon that could challenge the well-accepted theory about the birth of the universe. However,Lee Shih-chang, a researcher at Academia Sinica's Institute of Physics, said the new scientific research results will be accepted only after an academic paper detailing the research process and conclusions is released and the research results are verified by experts in the field.

2003-01-01

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ICT and Czech School Culture -- Towards the Pre-Research Phase of a Research Project  

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The contribution is one of the partial outcomes of a three-year project called Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and School Culture (Czech Science Foundation, grant #406/03/P119). In this paper the author deals with the pre-research phase of the project whose main goal was to complete the existing knowledge of the topic and thus…

Zounek, Jiri

2004-01-01

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28 CFR 512.11 - Requirements for research projects and researchers.  

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...Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE...research projects the rights, health, and human dignity of...advancement of knowledge about corrections. (3) The project...be offered. Reasonable accommodations such as nominal monetary...No longer in Bureau of Prisons custody, and (ii) Participating...with both the operation of prison......

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Projected Growth in Pharmacy Education and Research, 2010 to 2015  

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Objectives. To determine projected growth in pharmacy education and research from 2010 to 2015 and to relate findings to external and internal factors. Methods. An e-mail survey instrument was sent to all US pharmacy deans, and responses were used to estimate growth in the number of first-professional-degree doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) graduates, residents/fellows, graduate students, faculty members, graduate research faculty members, and postdoctoral fellows. Results were related to the national economy, trends in faculty vacancies, growth trends in other health professions, pharmacist roles, and healthcare reform. Results. Five-year growth projections were: 58% increase in the number of residents/fellows, 23% in postdoctoral fellows, 21% in entry-level PharmD graduates, 19% in graduate/research faculty members, 17% in graduate students, and 13% in total pharmacy faculty members. Residencies/fellowships showed the highest projected growth rates (58%). Graduate education and research data suggest a growing research enterprise. Faculty vacancy trends were downward and this suggests better faculty availability in coming years. Conclusions. Substantial growth is expected from 2010 to 2015 in all areas of pharmacy education. External factors and how well the profession is able to demonstrate its contribution to resolving healthcare problems may influence the actual growth rates achieved. PMID:21931446

Manolakis, Michael; Webster, Andrew A.; Olsen, Keith M.

2011-01-01

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Oral History Project: Women in Science  

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The University of Wisconsin - Madison Oral History Project began as an effort to interview prominent emeritus faculty members about their research and careers at the University. The Project's scope has expanded now to include interviews with campus administrators, staff, and students as well as faculty. Several themes have been taken up over the years, such as the Teaching Assistants Strike of 1970 or the protests against the Vietnam War. The new series is on Women in Science and Engineering and includes both interviews conducted prior to 2003, as well as new interviews currently being conducted as part of the series. Although transcripts must be ordered and tapes available for listening by appointment, the website provides tape indexes, which are essentially interview summaries, and a few sample sound clips and transcripts.

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Project Universe - Local area networks and satellite communications  

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A high-speed digital communications system is discussed in which a satellite is used to link a number of local area networks which interconnect a variety of computer facilities. The advantages of satellite communications compared with terrestrial links are described, together with a historical survey of the use of the Orbital Test Satellite (OTS) for data experiments. A description of Project Universe is given and the purpose of the project is described along with a more detailed description of the elements that make up the network such as satellite earth terminals, communication rings and terrestrial links. Future developments of such systems and their use as a means of business communication are considered, in particular, the factors affecting their growth, emphasis being placed on the specification and cost of equipment.

Ackroyd, B. R.

1983-07-01

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Status of the University of Texas research reactor program  

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The research reactor facility at the University of Texas at Austin has been relocated to a research campus 8 miles north of the main campus. From 1963 to 1988, the university operated a Mark I TRIGA reactor on the main campus. The research campus, named the Balcones Research Center, is being developed by the university as a site for academic and industrial research programs. The new reactor facility, called the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory (NETL), is one of six academic buildings constructed at the Balcones Research Center during the last 10 years. The new reactor facility at the Balcones Research Center will enhance ability to carry on teaching and research activities. In these days of limited federal support of research reactors, strong university backing is essential for the success of such an effort

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The CARE project (Coordinated Accelerator Research in Europe)  

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CARE, an ambitious and coordinated project of accelerator research and developments oriented towards High Energy Physics projects, has been launched in January 2004 by the main European laboratories and the European Commission with the 6th Framework Programme. This project aims at improving existing infrastructures dedicated to future projects such as linear colliders, upgrades of hadron colliders and high intensity proton drivers An important part of this programme is devoted to advancing the performance of the superconducting technology, both in the fields of RF cavities for electron and proton acceleration and of high field magnets, as well as to developing high intensity electron and proton injectors. We describe the plans of the four main Joint Research Activities and report on the results and progress obtained so far. The CARE project also includes three adjacent Networking Activities whose main goal is to organize a forum of discussions and to provide the strategic plans in the fields of the Linear Collider, intense Neutrino Beams, and future Hadron Colliders

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Financial Management Situation and Countermeasures of University Scientific Research Fund  

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This paper analyzes the prominent problems and financial management situation of university scientific research fund. It suggests some new countermeasures in strengthening the financial management of scientific research fund in colleges and universities. It also provides a new effective way to improve and strengthen the financial management of university scientific research fund. By means of this thesis, it can have a referential significance with regard to other financial management...

Huang, Lulu

2012-01-01

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Development of a Research and Public Service Foundation to support enhanced energy research at Alabama A and M University. Final report  

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The most recent project thrust was enacted to advance and further strengthen institutional capacity to carry out energy related research with the eventual aim of adopting a programmatic research posture to attractive long-term, stable, multi-million dollar funding commitments. Benefits from successful project implementation include enhanced prominence, involvement and achievement in the bid for competitive research grants and contracts and the associated attraction of minority individuals to energy related disciplines and research careers. The specific objectives were: (1) to implement a semiautonomous Research and Public Service Foundation incorporating pre-award through project close-out sponsored program management, fiscal accounting and assistance to investigators; (2) to implement a sponsored programs Document Processing Center to aid in research opportunity notification, proposal development and periodic progress reporting; and (3) to continue to enhance the University`s research capability in specific energy related disciplines via development of a programmatic posture with sponsoring agencies to ensure stable long-term funding.

Jones, J.

1995-07-01

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Nourishing a partnership to improve middle school lunch options: a community-based participatory research project.  

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Community-based participatory research is predicated on building partnerships that tackle important issues to the community and effectively improve these issues. Community-based participatory research can also be an empowering experience, especially for children. This article describes a university-community partnership in which students at a low-income middle school worked to improve the quality of the cafeteria food provided to the 986 students eligible for free and reduced price lunches. The project led to menu changes, improved communication between youth, school administrators, and district staff, and enabled youth to enact school improvements that were beneficial for their health. PMID:25423246

Reich, Stephanie M; Kay, Joseph S; Lin, Grace C

2015-01-01

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A Research Design for NASA-Funded Professional Development Projects  

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This proposal outlines a research plan designed to measure gains in student learning resulting from their teachers participating in professional development. Project Description Misconceptions about global climate change (GCC) are prevalent in the general public (Kellstedt, Zahran, & Vedlitz, 2008; Washington & Cook, 2011). One solution is to provide high school students with a better grounding in the basic science and data that underlie GCC. The overarching goal of a NASA-funded project, Promoting Educational Leadership in Climate Change Literacy (PEL), is to increase GCC literacy in high school students. Research Design The research design is interpretative (Erickson, 2006), framed within a multi-method design, synthesizing both quantitative and qualitative data sources (Morse, 2003). Overall, the data will provide rich information about the PEL's impact on curriculum development, teacher pedagogical knowledge, and student learning. The expectancy-value theory of achievement motivation (E-V-C) (Fan, 2011; Wigfield & Eccles, 1994) provides a theoretical foundation for the research. Expectancy is the degree to which a teacher or student has reason to expect that they will be successful in school. Value indicates whether they think that performance at school will be worthwhile to them. Cost is the perceived sacrifices that must be undertaken, or factors that can inhibit, a successful performance at school. For students, data from an embedded E-V-C investigation will help articulate how E-V-C factors relate to student interest in science, continuing to study science, or embarking on STEM related careers. For teachers, the E-V-C measures will give insight into a key mediating variable on student achievement in science. The evaluation will seek to address research questions at the student and teacher levels. Table 1 presents a sample of research questions and data sources. This is a sample of a much larger set of questions that will be addressed in the project. Data Analysis Data will be analyzed using a strategy developed by Huberman and Miles (2002). This methodology provides a framework for researchers to perform three research functions: 1) reduce the data to a subset of information (categories) without losing essential data, 2) display (matrices, maps, summaries) this information in a manner that facilitates group discussion and notation of consensus upon emerging patterns, and 3) draw and verify conclusions. The multiple sources of qualitative and quantitative data allow for triangulation of findings, which helps establish a measure of validity and reliability to final findings and recommendations for future research and changes to the project.Table 1. Research Questions, Data Sources.

Bleicher, R. E.; Lambert, J.; Getty, S. R.

2011-12-01

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Managing the Teaching-Research Nexus: Ideals and Practice in Research-Oriented Universities  

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This paper demonstrates that while ideals of close linkages between research and teaching are widely embraced in research-oriented universities, a practice of division of labour between teaching-oriented and research-oriented staff persists. In an investigation of how the research-teaching nexus is managed at three Swedish universities, we…

Geschwind, Lars; Broström, Anders

2015-01-01

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Korea Research Reactor -1 & 2 Decommissioning Project in Korea  

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Korea Research Reactor 1 (KRR-1), the first research reactor in Korea, has been operated since 1962, and the second one, Korea Research Reactor 2 (KRR-2) since 1972. The operation of both of them was phased out in 1995 due to their lifetime and operation of the new and more powerful research reactor, HANARO (High-flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor; 30MW). Both are TRIGA Pool type reactors in which the cores are small self-contained units sitting in tanks filled with cooling water. The KRR-1 is a TRIGA Mark II, which could operate at a level of up to 250 kW. The second one, the KRR-2 is a TRIGA Mark III, which could operate at a level of up 2,000 kW. The decontamination and decommissioning (D & D) project of these two research reactors, the first D & D project in Korea, was started in January 1997 and will be completed to stage 3 by 2008. The aim of this decommissioning program is to decommission the KRR-1 & 2 reactors and to decontaminate the residual building structure s and the site to release them as unrestricted areas. KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) submitted the decommissioning plan and the environmental impact assessment reports to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) for the license in December 1998, and was approved in November 2000.

Park, S. K.; Chung, U. S.; Jung, K. J.; Park, J. H.

2003-02-24

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DCCPS: HCIRB: CECCR: Center for Health Communication Research, University of Michigan  

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Dr. Strecher founded the University of Michigan’s Health Media Research Laboratory (HMRL), a multidisciplinary team of behavioral scientists, health educators, instructional designers, computer engineers, graphic artists, project managers, and students from a wide variety of disciplines (public health, epidemiology, psychology, computer engineering, information science, art, music, and others). The HMRL, along with Dr.

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DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates Program FY 2005 Accomplishments  

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The DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates (MURA) Program encourages minority students to pursue careers in science and technology. In 2003, eight minority-serving institutions were awarded 3-year subcontracts that began in the summer/fall of FY 2004. This paper lists accomplishments made in the project's first phase.

Eddy, F. P.

2005-11-01

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Project for the Space Science in Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK)  

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Introduction: Based on the proposal call of the Government of Russian Federation 40 of international scientists came to Russia for developing and support-ing research capabilities of national educational institutions. Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK) and invited scientist Prof. Dr. Jurgen Oberst were awarded a grant to establish a capable research facility concerned with Planetary Geodesy, Cartography and Space Exploration. Objectives: The goals of the project are to build laboratory infrastructure, and suitable capability for MIIGAiK to participate in the planning, execution and analyses of data from future Russian planetary mis-sions and also to integrate into the international science community. Other important tasks are to develop an attractive work place and job opportunities for planetary geodesy and cartography students. For this purposes new MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory (MExLab) was organized. We involved professors, researchers, PhD students in to the projects of Moon and planets exploration at the new level of Russian Space Science development. Main results: MExLab team prepare data for upcom-ing Russian space missions, such as LUNA-GLOB and LUNA-RESOURSE. We established cooperation with Russian and international partners (IKI, ESA, DLR, and foreign Universities) and actively participated in international conferences and workshops. Future works: For the future science development we investigated the old Soviet Archives and received the access to the telemetry data of the Moon rovers Lunokhod-1 and Lunokhod-2. That data will be used in education purposes and could be the perfect base for the analysis, development and support in new Russian and international missions and especially Moon exploration projects. MExLab is open to cooperate and make the consortiums for science projects for the Moon and planets exploration. Acknowledgement: Works are funded by the Rus-sian Government (Project name: "Geodesy, cartography and the study of planets and satellites", contract No. 11.G34.31.0021 dd. 30.11.10)

Semenov, M.; Oberst, J.; Malinnikov, V.; Shingareva, K.; Grechishchev, A.; Karachevtseva, I.; Konopikhin, A.

2012-04-01

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Research activities High Energy Group, Physics Laboratory, University of Athens  

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The author discusses the research activities in high energy physics of an experimental group at the Physics Laboratory of University of Athens. The research activities of the group include experiments at CERN, Fermilab (U.S.A.) and Greece

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The University of Liverpool: Research Activities in the Department of Chemistry  

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At this website, the Chemistry Department at the University of Liverpool presents its research in organic, inorganic, materials, physical, surfaces, and catalysis chemistry. The site furnishes links to over 35 faculty member homepages where users can learn about individual research interests and successes through concise descriptions and instructive figures. The Surface Science Research Centre link provides an image gallery and highlights of research projects such as _Chirality in Two-Dimensions_ and _Rare-Earth Metal Surfaces_. Through the materials provided in the Centre for Nanoscale Science and additional links, visitors can discover the research connections of the chemistry department and other departments including the Life Sciences.

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Strategies for Research, Education, and Innovation, A University's Considerations  

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It is argued that the building and construction sector will maintain and even increase its economic and societal importance. In spite of this the private R&D effort in the sector is relatively modest, which in turn makes public research more important. The responds of the Department of Civil Engineering (BYG•DTU) at The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to this challenge are described: The Department has been reorganised and a new strategy has been adopted. The strategy was developed in collaboration with industry partners. The Strategy focuses on a) analysis and design of safe and economic constructions, b) materials and buildings with better indoor climate, and c) sustainable building with minimal lifetime resource consumption. BYG•DTU’s mission includes Research, Education and Innovation. Within Research the following focus areas are chosen: a) Construction design and management, b) Structural engineering, c) Geotechnology, d) Building materials, and e) Building physics and installations. All research is done in research groups with international network and industry contacts. Education follows the Bologna Declaration, and it is undergoing changes in response to industry and society demands. A revision in dialogue with industry and employers of taught competencies is ongoing. Innovation includes patenting and collaboration projects with industry, thus IPR management becomes increasingly important. The organisation and management structure of DTU has undergone radical changes. The effect is a stronger focus on the key products: Research, Education and Innovation. Finally the academic evaluation criteria, e.g. the peer review process are discussed. It is argued that supplementary criteria based on references documenting practical results should be considered.

MØller, Jacob Steen

2004-01-01

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Research, design and development project Myoelectric Prosthesis of Upper Limb  

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A Research Design and Development Project was developed of a myoelectric prosthesis for a pediatric patient presenting congenital amputation of the left forearm below the elbow. A multidisciplinary work-team was formed for this goal, in order to solve the several (/various) aspects regarding this project (mechanical, ergonomics, electronics, physical). The prosthesis as an electromechanical device was divided in several blocks, trying to achieve a focused development for each stage, acording to requisites. A mechanical prototype of the prothesis was designed and built along with the circuitry needed for EMG aquisition, control logic and drivers. Having acomplished the previuos stages, the project is now dealing with the definitions of the interface between the prosthesis and the patient, with promising perspectives.

Galiano, L; Montaner, E; Flecha, A [Bioparx, J Hernandez 1101, Parana, ERios (Argentina)

2007-11-15

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Research, design and development project Myoelectric Prosthesis of Upper Limb  

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A Research Design and Development Project was developed of a myoelectric prosthesis for a pediatric patient presenting congenital amputation of the left forearm below the elbow. A multidisciplinary work-team was formed for this goal, in order to solve the several (/various) aspects regarding this project (mechanical, ergonomics, electronics, physical). The prosthesis as an electromechanical device was divided in several blocks, trying to achieve a focused development for each stage, acording to requisites. A mechanical prototype of the prothesis was designed and built along with the circuitry needed for EMG aquisition, control logic and drivers. Having acomplished the previuos stages, the project is now dealing with the definitions of the interface between the prosthesis and the patient, with promising perspectives

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University research and the location of business R&D  

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We investigate the relationship between the location of private sector R&D labs and university research departments in Great Britain. We combine establishment-level data on R&D activity with information on levels and changes in research quality from the Research Assessment Exercise. The strongest evidence for co-location is for pharmaceuticals R&D, which is disproportionately located near to relevant university research, particularly 5 or 5* rated chemistry departments. This relationship is s...

Abramovsky, Laura; Harrison, Rupert; Simpson, Helen

2006-01-01

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Evaluation of research projects Perspectives for applied research in food and agriculture  

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In this study, the task of evaluating research projects’ relevance and scientific quality is addressed, and a pilot study is executed for five Danish food and agricultural research programmes. Literature reviewed emphasises the importance of context, of consistency and transparency and of the cost of evaluation. Moreover, the purpose of research evaluation is thoroughly examined. The method developed and implemented addresses each of these concerns, particularly by employing simple measures and by complementing quantitative analysis with qualitative exercises featuring structured stakeholder interviews. The results of the pilot indicate substantial variation between projects within programmes, and some evidence of size-performance relationships.

Pedersen, S.M.; Boesen, M.V.

2011-01-01

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Evaluation of research projects - perspectives for applied research in food and agriculture  

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In this study, the task of evaluating research projects’ relevance and scientific quality is addressed, and a pilot study is executed for five Danish food and agricultural research programmes. Literature reviewed emphasises the importance of context, of consistency and transparency and of the cost of evaluation. Moreover, the purpose of research evaluation is thoroughly examined. The method developed and implemented addresses each of these concerns, particularly by employing simple measures and by complementing quantitative analysis with qualitative exercises featuring structured stakeholder interviews. The results of the pilot indicate substantial variation between projects within programmes, and some evidence of size-performance relationships.

Pedersen, SØren Marcus; Boesen, Mads Vejlby

2011-01-01

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The University of California at Berkeley: An Emerging Global Research University  

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Federal government science policy and R&D investment are two major factors for the success of research universities in the United States. This case analysis examines how the University of California at Berkeley shifted from a regional to a globally oriented research university by the influence of federal government science policy and R&D…

Ma, Wanhua

2008-01-01

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Research project on the thermal pollution of waters  

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The results of essentially completed and current research and development projects - as far as available in a short time - are explained in the present study, compared and their practicle applicability indicated. The number of publications in the literature index is split up into the single specialist fields as follows: 13% hydrodynamics (propagation caculations, models, measurements); 45% biology-chemistry (effects on micro and macro fauna of waters, on water contents, mathematical models of oxygen balance and biocenosis); 31% hydrometeorology including problems on the thermal economy of the waters as well as special thermal load calculations; 5% heat introduction into ground water; 6% others e.g. use of remote sensing for temperature measurement. The current research projects in the FRG are split up into the following single specialist fields: 16% hydromechanics; 42% biology-chemistry; 24% hydrometeorology including thermal economy; 10% use of ground water; 8% others (almost exclusively problems in connection with the use of remote sensing methods). (orig.)

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Contribution of a small university reactor to nuclear research in education and training  

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The Triga Mark II reactor in Vienna, operated by the Vienna University of Technology, is the research reactor facility closest to the IAEA. Its main tasks are nuclear education and training in the fields of neutron and solid state physics, nuclear technology, reactor safety, radiochemistry, radiation protection and dosimetry, and low temperature physics and fusion research. Academic research is carried out by students in the fields mentioned. The students are coordinated and supervised by about 70 staff members with the aim of a Master's Degree or PhD in one of the areas mentioned. In addition, the Atomic Institute of the Austrian Universities cooperates closely with the IAEA, located nearby, in research projects, coordinated research projects (CRPs) and in supplying expert services. Regular training courses are performed for the IAEA for safeguard trainees. Moreover, fellowship places are offered for scientists from developing countries and staff members carry out expert missions to research centres in Africa, Asia and South America. Special nuclear material (SNM) belonging to the IAEA is stored for calibration purposes at the Atomic Institute. A summary follows of how and to what extent low power research reactors can efficiently be used to serve university education and training, cooperation with international and national networks, as well as for the IAEA in various fields, such as nuclear safeguards and participation in international coordinated projectsnternational coordinated projects

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Eurotrac: a co-ordinated project for applied tropospheric research  

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It was with the realisation that the scientific problems associated with regional air pollution could only be solved within the framework of an international interdisciplinary approach that in 1985 EUROTRAC, the European co-ordinated research project, was formed. Such an approach provides the scientific consensus necessary for the acceptance of regional air-pollution abatement measures by the countries affected. EUROTRAC is a EUREKA environmental project, studying the transport and chemical transformation of trace substances and pollutants in the troposphere. Three goals were specified the outset: (1) to increase the basic knowledge in atmospheric science, (2) to promote the technological development of sensitive, specific and fast response instruments for environmental research and development, and (3) to improve the scientific basis for taking future political decisions on environmental management in the European countries. Thus EUROTRAC was founded as a scientific project but had the specific intention that its results should be utilised in the formulation of policy. This presentation reviews the progress made towards each of the three goals and also indicates the proposed direction which a follow-on project is likely to take when EUROTRAC finishes at the end of 1995. (author)

Borrell, P. [EUROTRAC International Scientific Secretariat, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)

1995-12-31

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Helwan University Project Developing Primary School Pupils' Abilities and Skills at Some Egyptian Underprivileged Areas (Slums). (Field Study)  

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Through directing concerted efforts and educational services of seven Faculties of Helwan University towards socially underprivileged pupils in slum areas (EL-Marg area in big Cairo) this research project had two main aims: firstly, modifying a set of arbitrary behaviors of those pupils, in a trial to develop some behavior skills associated with…

El-Tayeb, Mahmoud N.; El Nashar, Mohamed; Zeid, Mai M.; El-Sayed, Magda; Ramadan, Mohamed A.; Hamdi, Safia M.; El-Affy, Nabila; Ebeid, Amina K.; El-Marasi, Sonia S.; Abou-Elmahty, Maher

2010-01-01

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Managing international networks : presentation of a research project  

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This is a presentation of a research project which focuses on influence in divisions ofSwedish international firms. Our aim is to study how some intraorganizationalrelations, i.e. relations between divisional managements usually situated in Sweden andsubsidiaries mainly located in Europe, can be influenced by interorganizational factors.The networks in which the subsidiaries are engaged are investigated, in order to seehow the characteristics of the networks influence the conditions for the s...

Forsgren, Mats; Pahlberg, Cecilia

1992-01-01

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Research on Cost Control and Management of Real Estate Project  

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Full Text Available This paper takes the cost control and the management of real estate project as the object in research, and analyzes and studies relevant issues. By analyzing the cost structure of real estate construction, this paper identifies problems in cost control and management of real estate construction at present. Besides, this paper puts forward measures for cost control and management of real estate construction, with the hope of offering useful ideas for this issue.

Qun Gao

2009-11-01

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Research on Cost Control and Management of Real Estate Project  

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This paper takes the cost control and the management of real estate project as the object in research, and analyzes and studies relevant issues. By analyzing the cost structure of real estate construction, this paper identifies problems in cost control and management of real estate construction at present. Besides, this paper puts forward measures for cost control and management of real estate construction, with the hope of offering useful ideas for this issue.

Qun Gao

2009-01-01

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Evaluation of decay data: Relevant IAEA coordinated research projects [Draft  

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Specific IAEA Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs) have been directed towards the generation of recommended high-quality decay data for a number of important applications. Decay-scheme data for specific radionuclides have required study and evaluation through an agreed set of procedures. The role of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section in creating these dedicated data files is described, and both the objectives and resulting decay data from these most relevant CRPs are also reviewed. (author)

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Evaluating the High School Lunar Research Projects Program  

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The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE), a collaboration between the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA s Johnson Space Center, is one of seven member teams of the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI). In addition to research and exploration activities, the CLSE team is deeply invested in education and outreach. In support of NASA s and NLSI s objective to train the next generation of scientists, CLSE s High School Lunar Research Projects program is a conduit through which high school students can actively participate in lunar science and learn about pathways into scientific careers. The objectives of the program are to enhance 1) student views of the nature of science; 2) student attitudes toward science and science careers; and 3) student knowledge of lunar science. In its first three years, approximately 168 students and 28 teachers from across the United States have participated in the program. Before beginning their research, students undertake Moon 101, a guided-inquiry activity designed to familiarize them with lunar science and exploration. Following Moon 101, and guided by a lunar scientist mentor, teams choose a research topic, ask their own research question, and design their own research approach to direct their investigation. At the conclusion of their research, teams present their results to a panel of lunar scientists. This panel selects four posters to be presented at the annual Lunar Science Forum held at NASA Ames. The top scoring team travels to the forum to present their research in person.

Shaner, A. J.; Shupla, C.; Shipp, S.; Allen, J.; Kring, D. A.

2013-01-01

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Revitalizing Qatar's National University. Research Brief  

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Although Qatar University (QU) had been well regarded in the past, its performance had deteriorated by 2003, and the country's leadership was concerned that the university was not meeting Qatar's needs. From 2003 to 2007, the university led a reform process facilitated by RAND and outside experts, which clarified QU's mission and reformed QU's…

Steinberg, Paul

2009-01-01

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An Efficient EM based Ontology Text-mining to Cluster Proposals for Research Project Selection  

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Full Text Available Both the internet and the intranets contain more resources and they are called as text documents. Research and Development (R&D scheme selection is a type of decision-making normally present in government support agencies, universities, research institutes and technology intensive companies. Text Mining has come out as an authoritative technique for extracting the unknown information from large text document. Ontology is defined as a knowledge storehouse in which concepts and conditions are defined in addition to relationships between these concepts. Ontology's build the task of searching alike pattern of text that to be more effectual, efficient and interactive. The present method for combine proposals for selection of research project is proposed by ontology based text mining technique to the data mining approach of cluster research proposals support on their likeness in research area. This proposed method is efficient and effective for clustering research proposals. Though the research proposal regarding particular research area is cannot always be accurate. This study proposed an ontology based text mining to group research proposals, external reviewers based on their research area. The proposed method like Efficient Expectation-Maximization algorithm (EEM is used to cluster the research proposal and gives better results in more efficient way.

D. Saravana Priya

2014-09-01

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Korea-China Optical Technology Research Centre Project  

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The main objectives of this project are to establish the international collaboration basis of optical technologies between Korea and China. The combination of the Chinese advanced fundamental technologies with the Korean industrialization and commercialization infrastructures is realized, by ways of exchanging scientists and informations, holding joint seminars, cooperative utilization of research resources. On the ground of this establishment, the optical technologies of Korea are supposed to be leveled up to those of the world-most advanced. At the same time, for the improvement of mutual benefit and financial profit of both countries, providing technical advice and suggestions to the optical industries in the two countries is an another goal of this project. The state-of-the-arts of the Chinese technologies such as aerospace engineering, military defence technology, medical technology, laser fusion research, and so on, are known to be far above those of Korean and up to one of the most advanced in the world. Thus it is thought to be necessary that the acquisition of these technologies, implementation of joint research projects for technology development as well as the balanced opportunities for commercial product/sales and cooperation should be actively pursued in order to enhance the levels of Korean technologies in these fields

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Korea-China Optical Technology Research Centre Project  

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The main objectives of this project are to establish the international collaboration basis of optical technologies between Korea and China. The combination of the Chinese advanced fundamental technologies with the Korean industrialization and commercialization infrastructures is realized, by ways of exchanging scientists and informations, holding joint seminars, cooperative utilization of research resources. On the ground of this establishment, the optical technologies of Korea are supposed to be leveled up to those of the world-most advanced. At the same time, for the improvement of mutual benefit and financial profit of both countries, providing technical advice and suggestions to the optical industries in the two countries is an another goal of this project. The state-of-the-arts of the Chinese technologies such as aerospace engineering, military defence technology, medical technology, laser fusion research, and so on, are known to be far above those of Korean and up to one of the most advanced in the world. Thus it is thought to be necessary that the acquisition of these technologies, implementation of joint research projects for technology development as well as the balanced opportunities for commercial product/sales and cooperation should be actively pursued in order to enhance the levels of Korean technologies in these fields.

Kim, Cheol Jung; Rhee, Y. J.; Jung, D. Y. and others

2004-06-15

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The Challenges of Developing Research Resources for Leading Vietnamese Universities  

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This paper examines the challenges of developing research resources for leading Vietnamese universities. The first part of the paper presents the background to the study, including literature review on the challenges to research resources development, and describes the research questions and research methods. The next part provides empirical…

Nguyen, Thi Lan Huong

2013-01-01

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Ranking and Clustering Australian University Research Performance, 1998-2002  

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This paper clusters and ranks the research performance of 36 Australian universities according to their research performance over the period of 1998-2002. Research performance is measured according to audited numbers of Ph.D. completions and publications, and research grants income (in accordance with rules established by the Department of…

Valadkhani, Abbas; Worthington, Andrew

2006-01-01

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The Portal to the Universe an IYA2009 Cornerstone Project  

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The science of astronomy is extremely fast moving, and delivers new results on a daily basis, often in the form of spectacular news, images of forms and shapes not seen anywhere else, enhanced by illustrations and animations. Public astronomy communication has to develop apace with the other players in the mass market for electronic information such as the gaming and entertainment industries. The problem today is not so much the availability of excellent astronomy multimedia resources for use in education, outreach and the like, but rather finding and accessing these materials. The Portal to the Universe (TPTTU) seeks to fix this problem. The Portal to the Universe (TPTTU) is an IYA2009 Cornerstone project that will feature a comprehensive directory of observatories, facilities, astronomical societies, amateur astronomy societies, space artists, science communication universities, as well as news-, image-, event- and video- aggregators and Web 2.0 collaborative tools for astronomy multimedia community interaction. The Portal will enable innovative access to, and vastly multiply the use of, astronomy multimedia resources - including news, images, videos, events, podcasts, vodcasts etc. as a selective aggregator with a non-painful editorial mechanism in place. This talk will discuss the plans for the TPTTU content as well as the technology and editorial choices behind the scenes.

Lindberg Christensen, Lars; Gay, P.; IYA2009 TPTTU Cornerstone Task Group

2008-05-01

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The Research Assessment Exercise in English Universities, 2001  

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At intervals of 3-4 years, research quality in English universities has been externally reviewed 5 times over the past 16 years. Assessment is based on peer-review of material submitted by universities to 70 separate subject panels. The principal component is information on research output, usually publications, from all academic staff identified…

Morgan, K. J.

2004-01-01

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Sustainable Disposal of Edible Food Byproducts at University Research Farms  

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Purpose: Research at agricultural universities often generates food crops that are edible by-products of the research process. The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors that affect decision-making around the disposal of these crops. Understanding decision-making suggests how universities might include food crop production into campus…

Baldwin, Sherill; Chung, Kimberly

2007-01-01

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The Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University  

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The Social Work Research Center is an innovative university-community partnership within the School of Social Work in the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University. The center is focused on working with county and state child welfare agencies to generate applied research that translates into evidence-based practice for serving…

Winokur, Marc A.; Valentine, Deborah P.; Drendel, James M.

2009-01-01

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Energy Efficient Community Development in California: Chula Vista Research Project  

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In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy joined the California Energy Commission in funding a project to begin to examine the technical, economic and institutional (policy and regulatory) aspects of energy-efficient community development. That research project was known as the Chula Vista Research Project for the host California community that co-sponsored the initiative. The researches proved that the strategic integration of the selected and economically viable buildings energy efficiency (EE) measures, photovoltaics (PV), distributed generation (DG), and district cooling can produce significant reductions in aggregate energy consumption, peak demand and emissions, compared to the developer/builder's proposed baseline approach. However, the central power plant emission reductions achieved through use of the EE-DG option would increase local air emissions. The electric and natural gas utility infrastructure impacts associated with the use of the EE and EE-PV options were deemed relatively insignificant while use of the EE-DG option would result in a significant reduction of necessary electric distribution facilities to serve a large-scale development project. The results of the Chula Vista project are detailed in three separate documents: (1) Energy-Efficient Community Development in California; Chula Vista Research Project report contains a detailed description of the research effort and findings. This includes the methodologies, and tools used and the analysis of the efficiency, economic and emissions impacts of alternative energy technology and community design options for two development sites. Research topics covered included: (a) Energy supply, demand, and control technologies and related strategies for structures; (b) Application of locally available renewable energy resources including solar thermal and PV technology and on-site power generation with heat recovery; (c) Integration of local energy resources into district energy systems and existing energy utility networks; (d) Alternative land-use design and development options and their impact on energy efficiency and urban runoff, emissions and the heat island effect; and (e) Alternative transportation and mobility options and their impact on local emissions. (2) Creating Energy-Efficient Communities in California: A Reference Guide to Barriers, Solutions and Resources report provides the results of an effort to identify the most innovative existing and emerging public policy, incentive and market mechanisms that encourage investment in advanced energy technologies and enabling community design options in the State of California and the nation. The report evaluates each of these mechanisms in light of the preceding research and concludes with a set of recommended mechanisms designed for consideration by relevant California State agencies, development and finance industry associations, and municipal governments. (3) Creating Energy-Efficient Communities in California: A Technical Reference Guide to Building and Site Design report contains a set of selected commercially viable energy technology and community design options for high-efficiency, low-impact community development in California. It includes a summary of the research findings referenced above and recommendations for energy technology applications and energy-efficient development strategies for residential, commercial and institutional structures and supporting municipal infrastructure for planned communities. The document also identifies design options, technology applications and development strategies that are applicable to urban infill projects.

Gas Technology Institute

2009-03-31

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Digital Archives Research Project: A report and recommendations  

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The preservation of digital resources is of great importance to the academic community and society as a whole. We are in danger of losing much of our academic and cultural heritage through neglect of these burgeoning resources. This report, initiated by the Special Collections Division of Edinburgh University Library, focuses on research methods of preserving information generated in digital form, and provides a set of guidelines and recommendations for the benefit of the Universi...

Semple, Najla

2003-01-01

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How society has benefited from one university research reactor  

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More than five dozen research reactors have been built at universities in the United States and about three dozen of these are still operational. Many of these university research reactors (URRs) have made significant contributions to society in the last 35 yr. The URR with the highest operating power, the highest neutron flux, and the highest operating schedule is the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), which is located on the main campus of the University of Missouri at Columbia. Its purpose is to support the research and education of the students, faculty, and staff of the university and provide service to the people of Missouri. General operating philosophies in the past have been to operate the reactor at the highest power for the longest time while developing and supporting the widest range of research and service. This paper discusses several of the major unique contributions that the MURR has made to society during the 23 yr that the reactor has operated

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Status of the Kansas State University superconducting linac project  

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Funding for the construction of the superconducting linac at Kansas State University was approved by the Department of Energy on May 15, 1985. The project is funded out of the Division of Chemical Sciences, USDOE. Initial design and staff technical training was initiated during 1984-85 with laboratory personnel working at both Florida State University and Argonne National Laboratory. The linac under construction is based upon the Nb split-ring resonator technology developed at Argonne National Laboratory for ATLAS. The linac at Kansas State University will have 14 superconducting resonators with nine low-? (?=0.06) and five high-? (?=0.105) units operating at 97 MHz. Work has progressed on both of the single-resonator cryostats for time bunching and energy rebunching, respectively, with the major cryostat components presently under construction by C. E. Raymond Enterprise Manufacturing, a division of Combustion Engineering, with scheduled delivery of the single resonator cryostat vacuum housings, LN2-cooled heat shields, and LHe Dewars on January 17, 1986. Orders for all Nb-clad Cu resonators have been placed with Argonne National Laboratory and two low-? units are currently under construction. Requests for quotations for a 300-W LHe refrigerator (expandable to 500 W) 1000-l storage Dewar and LHe distribution system have been issued. The building addition which includes a new accelerator/experimental hall (˜6000 ft2 basement structure) and ground-level laboratory support space including additional experimental setup space, additional machine shop space, and mechanical equipment space, is currently under construction with a completion date scheduled for May 1986. Additional personnel training on LHe refrigeration systems is scheduled for January 1986, at the Texas Accelerator Center and at Florida State University.

Gray, Tom J.

1986-05-01

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Engaging First-Year Undergraduates in Hands-On Research Experiences: The Upper Green River Barcode of Life Project  

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To improve retention and engagement, first-year college science majors enrolled in University Experience orientation courses participated in a hands-on laboratory research experience: a DNA barcoding project to facilitate species identification. Students collected arthropods and hypothesized morphology-based species identifications. Then they…

Marcus, Jeffrey M.; Hughes, Tia M.; McElroy, Douglas M.; Wyatt, Robert E.

2010-01-01

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Research Status and Development of University Students’ Political Socialization  

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This paper generalizes research of university students’ political socialization as four issues, namely, the issue of formation of university students’ “political self”, the issue of a variety of transmission media for political culture, the pattern of university students’ political socialization and the mechanism of university students’ political socialization. It also summarizes and analyzes studies on these four issues in the recent years with an expectation to provide reference...

Xiaochuan Zhang

2013-01-01