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Research project at Nagoya University  

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We will have a dedicated facility from General Ionex Corporation at the Radioisotope Center of Nagoya Univeriy in 1981 FY. The building to install the machine was already completed in March 1981. We have held meetings of potential users of the facility and various research proposals have been presented by the participants from many departments of the university. The present research project at Nagoya is mainly devoted to the development of radiocarbon dating by the accelerator mass spectrometry, in which most of the users are interested. There are many archeological and geological samples in Japan which have too little carbon compounds for analysis by conventional radioactivity measurements. Concentrations of "1"4C in these samples can be determined by the new technique. Some of the proposals connected with radiocarbon measurements are discussed

1981-05-13

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The Four Belgian Research Projects: Introduction; The Free University of Brussels Research Project; The Ghent University Research Project; The Liege University Research Project; The Mons University Research Project  

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Complementary research projects on the socio-culturally disadvantaged child, conducted in four Belgium Universities under the auspices of the Bernard Van Leer Foundation, are described with respect to their basic approaches, methodology, and findings. (EH)

Osterrieth, P.

1974-01-01

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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

1991-06-25

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Project Administrator, Manchester University | UK Energy Research ...  

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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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The Design of Scientific Research Project Management System in Universities  

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Full Text Available Researching and designing the university scientific research project management system based on network is conducive to tracking, guiding and managing product life-cycle of the whole research procedure management of projects. It also can provide information support for the managers to make scientific research management decisions and contribute to advancing the management level of scientific research and management. Fully understanding the procedure of scientific research management system, the paper researched problems which are important to project management and designed the basic structure of the scientific research management system according to the manager’s demands. Adopting Myeclipse, Tomcat, Mysql development tools, the function models such as information publishment, achievement exhibition, project management and academic communication can be constructed. Therefore the goal of all-dimensional management of progress, resources and results can be realized. It can not only facilitate project directors to do comprehensivize management of project, but also helpful for the management sector to get the advanced progress information of all the internal scientific research projects. The management system can meet the need of academic institutions macro-management and decision demand of scientific activities, providing support for the project participators’ evaluation.

Shuyan SUN

2014-03-01

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University-Level Research Projects for High School Students  

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The goal of this project was to provide an opportunity for high school students to participate in university-level research projects. In this case, students from Pinkerton Academy (Derry, New Hampshire) were invited to participate in efforts to catalog data from the COMPTEL experiment on NASA's Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO). These activities were part of a senior level honors course at Pinkerton. Although the success of this particular program was rather limited, we feel that the general concept is a sound one. In principle, the concept of partnerships between local schools and university researchers is one that could be especially attractive to soft money researchers. Programs can be carefully designed to benefit both the students and the research program.

McConnell, Mark L.

2000-01-01

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Institutional repository for research projects : Case of a research project at Nihon University  

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We have participated in the “eSciDoc project” of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan and Max Planck Institute, Germany. We have begun to experiment using the eSciDoc as an institutional repository for research results of the “development of functional materials based on design and control of crystal and electronic structures” in College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University of the “Strategic Research Base Development” Program for Private Universities subsidized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2009).

Fujimori, Hiroki

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Research projects and university education in mechatronics and robotics  

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Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper: The paper is focused on presenting the outcome of the task set before its author by Professor Leszek A. Dobrzanski seven years ago, when he was a Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, concerning the development and implementation of the Faculty concept of research projects and education in automatic control, mechatronics and robotics.Design/methodology/approach: The assumptions of the task and short description of the outcome of the activities undertaken for the creation of a laboratory infrastructure are provided, together with research scop formulation and commercial results of cooperation with industrial companies.Findings: Following several years of activities coordinated by the author, particularly good conditions of educating engineers in mechatronics have been provided, including a unique laboratory infrastructure that is used both for research schemes, commercial projects in mechatronics and robotics conducted for industrial companies.Practical implications: Practical implications include a unique laboratory infrastructure and well developed and implemented projects in the field of mechatronics.Originality/value: This is a brand new paper.

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2007-09-01

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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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Information literacy and reflective learning. An action research project at the University of Parma. Research Proposal  

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An action research project, focusing on the relationship between information literacy and reflective learning, will be carried out at the University of Parma. A group of undergraduate students will attend an information literacy educational activity rooted in the principles of “reflective learning”. Their experience of information seeking and their perception of the research process will be investigated before, during and after the learning activity.

Vezzosi, Monica

2005-01-01

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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)

2003-01-01

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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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Research Assistant/Associate in Retrofit 2050 Project, University of ...  

Oct 25, 2013 ... ... to relevant end-users spanning the public, private and small scale enterprises. \\The successful candidate should have experience of: undertaking or ... data \\collection and analysis; of experience of interdisciplinary research.

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Researching and Writing about Swiss Culture--A Project from a University German Course  

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By using the case study of an advanced German course at ANU, the authors explore the main objectives of university language teaching and learning: language, subject matter, culture, research skills, and generic skills. The case study focuses on a student research project in which students investigate a topic of their own choice related to Swiss…

Schmidt, Gabriele; Schweer, Wiebke

2008-01-01

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The Benefits of Peer-Mentoring in Undergraduate Group Research Projects at The University of Arizona  

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According to the American Institute of Physics, the number of graduate students enrolled in astronomy programs in the US has been steadily increasing in the past 15 years. Research experience is one of the key factors graduate admissions committees look for when choosing students. The University of Arizona Astronomy Club is setting a new precedent in research by having students introduce other students to research. This eases the transition to research projects, and allows students to work in a comfortable setting without the sometimes-overwhelming cognitive disconnect between a professor and their students. The University of Arizona's research projects have many benefits to all students involved. It is well established that people learn a subject best when they have to teach it to others. Students leading the projects learn alongside their peers in a peer-mentoring setting. When project leaders move on in their academic career, other project members can easily take the lead. Students learn how to work in teams, practice effective communication skills, and begin the processes of conducting a full research project, which are essential skills for all budding scientists. These research projects also give students hands-on research experience that supplement and greatly expand on concepts taught in the classroom, and make them more attractive to graduate schools and REU programs.

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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UPDATE ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE AT “ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA” UNIVERSITY OF IASI: THE “CERNESIM” PROJECT  

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Full Text Available Following the identification of environmental studies as one of the critical medium and long-term priorities, and because of the institutional recognition of the need to increase the competitive capacity of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza University” (UAIC in the field, a task team has been assembled from within 5 faculties and assigned with the development of a project aiming at upgrading and increasing the overall capacity of the environmental research infrastructure of UAIC. The first outcome of this collaborative multi-faculty effort was a project proposal called “Integrated Centre for Environmental Science Studies in the North-East Development Region – CERNESIM”, seeking to shoulder the regional development in North-Eastern Romania. The proposal has been submitted to the Sectoral Operational Program “Increasing Economic Competitiveness”, Priority Axis 2 – CDI, Operation 2.2.1. In this communication, we share our experience of success despite recurrent difficulties: an experience which, we believe, has a double relevance in the actual context of UAIC in particular, as a leading performance-seeking university in Romania, but also in the context of Romania in general, in the present crisis context where science and innovation is seen in Europe as the engine for a true and healthy economic re-launch. The communication hereby focuses on the project rationale, as well as discussing the institutional and the technical roles of the Faculty of Biology in the process and within the wider field of environmental sciences.

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

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This is the fifth annual report of the Tandem Accelerator Center, as well as the third of the Nuclear and Solid State Research Project at the University of Tsukuba. It contains the short descriptions of the activities during the period from April, 1979, to March, 1980. The 12 UD Pelletron has worked well and was utilized over 2900 hours as the time of beam on targets. The performance of the polarized ion source has been quite good, and it produced the beams of polarized protons and deuterons as well as of alpha particles. The sputter ion source (TUNIS) replaced the direct extraction duoplasmatron in most cases, and it produced the beams of isotopes of O, F, Si, Cl, Ni, Cu, etc., without gas injection. The construction of the second measuring room has been completed, and four beam courses are equipped with a general purpose scattering chamber, the devices for perturbed angular correlation, inner and outer shell ionization, and biological studies. The beam pulsing system was installed on the accelerator, and will be in operation soon. Further efforts have been made to develop detection and data processing systems. The examples of the recent researches mainly under the program of the NSSRP in various fields are enumerated. The exchange and collaboration with other institutions were active. (Kako, I.)

1980-01-01

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Reasons for resubmission of research projects to the research ethics committee of a University Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil  

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Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: It is important to know the reasons for resubmitting research projects to the Research Ethics Committee in order to help researchers to prepare their research projects, informed consent forms and needed research documentation. OBJECTIVES: To verify the reasons for resubmitting projects that were previously rejected by the Ethics Committee. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional study that evaluated research projects involving human beings. Research projects were submitted in 2007 to the Research Ethics Committee of the Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. RESULTS: One thousand two hundred and fifty six research projects were submitted to the ethics committee and the average time for evaluating the research projects and related documents until a final decision was reached was 49.95 days. From the total, 399 projects were reviewed in 2 or more meetings until a final decision was reached. Of these, 392 research projects were included in the study; 35 projects were subsequently excluded for involving animals. Among the research projects included, 42.5% concerned research with new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests, 48.5% consisted of undergraduate students' research projects, 68.9% of the research had no sponsorship, and 97.5% were eventually approved. The main reasons for returning the projects to the researchers were the use of inadequate language and/or difficulty of understanding the informed consent form (32.2%, lack of information about the protocol at the informed consent form (25.8%, as well as doubts regarding methodological and statistical issues of the protocol (77.1%. Other reasons for returning the research projects involved lack of, inaccuracy on or incomplete documentation, need of clarification or approval for participation of external entities on the research, lack of information on financial support. CONCLUSION: Among the research projects that were returned to the researchers for additional clarification, the main reasons were inadequacies or doubts about the terms used in the informed consent form as well as lack of information regarding the research at the informed consent form and methodological and statistical issues regarding the protocol.

Mariana Bueno

2009-01-01

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Reasons for resubmission of research projects to the research ethics committee of a University Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: It is important to know the reasons for resubmitting research projects to the Research Ethics Committee in order to help researchers to prepare their research projects, informed consent forms and needed research documentation. OBJECTIVES: To verify the reasons for resubmitting projects [...] that were previously rejected by the Ethics Committee. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional study that evaluated research projects involving human beings. Research projects were submitted in 2007 to the Research Ethics Committee of the Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. RESULTS: One thousand two hundred and fifty six research projects were submitted to the ethics committee and the average time for evaluating the research projects and related documents until a final decision was reached was 49.95 days. From the total, 399 projects were reviewed in 2 or more meetings until a final decision was reached. Of these, 392 research projects were included in the study; 35 projects were subsequently excluded for involving animals. Among the research projects included, 42.5% concerned research with new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests, 48.5% consisted of undergraduate students' research projects, 68.9% of the research had no sponsorship, and 97.5% were eventually approved. The main reasons for returning the projects to the researchers were the use of inadequate language and/or difficulty of understanding the informed consent form (32.2%), lack of information about the protocol at the informed consent form (25.8%), as well as doubts regarding methodological and statistical issues of the protocol (77.1%). Other reasons for returning the research projects involved lack of, inaccuracy on or incomplete documentation, need of clarification or approval for participation of external entities on the research, lack of information on financial support. CONCLUSION: Among the research projects that were returned to the researchers for additional clarification, the main reasons were inadequacies or doubts about the terms used in the informed consent form as well as lack of information regarding the research at the informed consent form and methodological and statistical issues regarding the protocol.

Mariana, Bueno; Maria Meimei, Brevidelli; Thaís, Cocarelli; Gianni Mara Silva dos, Santos; Maria Auxiliadora, Ferraz; Décio, Mion Jr..

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Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre  

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This website describes the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre's work utilizing luminescence and radiocarbon dating. Through this expansive website, visitors can learn about the centre's many research projects including radioactive contamination, isotope geology, and environmental gamma spectrometry.

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Activities of the Nuclear and Solid-State Research Project, University of Tsukuba, no. 3  

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1981 is the last year of the five-year project on nuclear and soild state research. The common subjects of this research are to pursue the very exciting state, very disturbed state, uneven state and transient state of nuclei, atoms, crystals and living bodies, consequently, to understand also the very special stable state through the obtained knowledge of the unstable state. The research progressed in a past few years on all the subjects described below due to the cooperation of many researchers in different speciality fields, and many interdisciplinary researches have been carried out as well as the research in each discipline. The research subjects are as follows: 1) research on magnetic dilute impurities by heavy ion bombardment and research on the lattice positions of injected ions, 2) synthesis of heavy quasi-atoms and research on inner shell ionization, 3) research on the application to trace element analysis in the problems of living bodies and environment, 4) research on the formation, detection and identification of new isotopes and the various properties of reaction products, 5) research on the generation of heavy ions and the formation of high energy heavy ion beam, and 6) search for nuclear substances with light ion and polarized ion beams. The progress of each research is reported in summary. Also the list of the researchers having taken part and the list of seminars and lectures are attached. (Kako, I.)

1981-01-01

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Cornell University remote sensing program. [selected research projects in land and water resource management  

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The major activities of the program staff from December 1, 1973 to May 31, 1974 are reported and include: (1) communication and instruction; (2) data and facilities; (3) research completed; (4) research in progress; (5) selected correspondence; (6) grant sponsored travel; and (7) seminars and newsletters. Detailed information and maps are given for the following selected projects: (1) ERTS mapping of waterways in the Tug Hill region of New York State; (2) photo-archeological investigation of Great Gully, New York; and (3) evaluation of selected highway impacts using aerial photography.

Liang, T.; Belcher, D. J.; Mcnair, A. J.

1974-01-01

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Project Growth: A Program at the University of Alabama for the Identification and Support of Women and Minorities in Educational Research and Leadership.  

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A federally funded project at the University of Alabama, Project Growth, was developed in response to the need for more participation by women and minorities in educational research and leadership. The project emphasizes both professional and personal growth experiences, with broad exposure to a variety of research topics. A comprehensive,…

Diener, Thomas; Owens, Otis Holloway

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Hohenheim University. 1991 research report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The 1991 Research Report of the Hohenheim University near Stuttgart is based on data collected in 1989 and extensively in 1990 and 1991. The progress reports were sent to all of the faculties, institutions, particular research areas and centres of the University. Questions were posed regarding current and recently completed projects. The final version was adapted for print. The survey also enquired about financial support from third parties. The numerous contacts abroad of the Hohenheim University are also documented in this book. Finally, it was asked under which of the nine main Hohenheim research programme headings the particular project could be listed. (orig.)

1992-01-01

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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)

2000-01-01

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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)

NONE

2000-06-01

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Wealth, Cost, and the Undergraduate Student Experience at Large Public Research Universities. SERU Project and Consortium Research Paper. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE 13.11  

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Relying primarily on the responses of a proportionally weighted sample of undergraduate students attending eighteen major public research universities (N greater than 300K, responses from greater than 130K, n greater than 40K) that are part of the Student Experience in the Research University Consortium, this paper concludes that students from…

Chatman, Steve

2011-01-01

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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.)

1981-01-01

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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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University contract research guidelines  

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Concerns have been raised in the past few years over the increasing reliance of universities on contracts with outside agencies, public and private. These concerns have been the subject of meetings by the National Commission on Research, the Pajaro Dunes conference of university presidents and corporation executives, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of American University Professors, among others.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently revised its “Policy #64: The University and Contract Research,” to address these issues in a way that “will help [university] administration and faculty act so that [their] relationship with government agencies or private industry will in no way violate the professional freedoms which have contributed so much to the status of American higher education.” The ACLU has followed the issue, it says, “because of our determination that contractual relationships proceed within a framework that protects fundamental academic freedoms.”

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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.)

1999-01-27

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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.)

NONE

2000-06-01

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Capacity Development and Strengthening for Energy Policy formulation and implementation of Sustainable Energy Projects in Indonesia CASINDO. Deliverable No. 16. Development and execution of pilot research projects at the CASINDO partner universities  

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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. Each of the five Indonesian universities managed to develop pilot research projects and wrote research proposals to outline and strengthen their ideas. All of the universities also purchased equipment for the purpose of executing this research. UNCEN (Cenderawasih University, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia) and UNDIP (Diponegoro University in Semarang, Java, Indonesia) managed to finalize their research within the project period and wrote reports on their results. The other universities could not yet present results due to delay in one or several of the steps within the procedure.

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

2011-09-15

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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 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, "1"6O and "1"8O (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.)

1979-01-01

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University of Tulsa enhanced recovery projects  

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The University of Tulsa has established a nonprofit, cooperative industry-university research program committed to the study of enhanced recovery of oil and gas. Currently the University of Tulsa's Enhanced Recovery Projects Research Program (UTERP) is cooperatively sponsored by 12 petroleum and petroleum-related companies. Research topics are determined jointly by the University faculty and representatives from the sponsoring companies. Current areas are (1) carbon dioxide drive with special reference to asphaltene precipitation; (2) use of foam in enhanced oil recovery; (3) heterogeneity reduction in carbonate cores using polymer solutions; and (4) polymer effects on phase behavior, theology, and interfacial tension in surfactant flooding.

Deysarkar, A.K.; Ikoku, C.U.; Luks, K.D.; Manning, F.S.; Sylvester, N.D.

1980-01-01

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UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROGRAM IN ROBOTICS, Final Technical Annual Report, Project Period: 9/1/04 - 8/31/05  

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The University Research Program in Robotics (URPR) Implementation Plan 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 of 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 III

2006-02-15

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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. (RWR)

1979-04-01

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University network support in research enterprise  

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"Central Street Live" was an innovative research-based exhibition in a campus gallery that was made possible through linking the working principles that govern Macquarie University in its core areas of business: Research, Teaching and Learning and Community Outreach. These connections enabled the project to develop a creative approach to the research and presentation of the overall project. As a result, the project allowed the State Art Gallery to identify and supplement a lacuna in t...

2005-01-01

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Catalogue of research projects  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1993-01-01

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Enhancing International Research and Development-Project Activity on University Campuses: Insights from U.S. Senior International Officers  

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In the interconnected world of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the ability of higher-education institutions to contribute to and benefit from international research undertakings, sustainable-development-project activity, and capacity-building endeavors requires transnational involvement. While the potential benefits are…

Koehn, Peter H.; Deardorff, Darla K.; Bolognese, Kerry D.

2011-01-01

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Hydrogeology Research Project  

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This activity is for students to work in teams (2012) or individually (2013) to develop a project (such as a physical or numerical model), survey based research, case study, technical briefs on a remediation technology, etc. of the students' choice, based on their understanding of and interest in the subjects covered in the class. This is used in the GL 199 Hydrogeology course, which is offered through the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences at Norwich University. This is an experimental course that has not made it to the course catalogue as yet. It is currently offered to students majoring in Geology, with an acknowledgement that a course in hydrogeology is a desirable component of a Geology curriculum. Environmental Science students are encouraged to take it to deepen their understanding of subsurface processes. This course is considered a science elective for Civil and Environmental Engineering majors, and greatly complements the Hydrology, and Soils and Materials classes that are a part of the regular CE&E curriculum. Students from freshmen through seniors across these three majors are accepted into the course. With a cross section of majors and academic years in the class, it was determined that a project that has students thinking about a topic of their choice and developing fundamental research and collaboration skills is critical to meeting common workplace demands.

Kulkarni, Tara

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Rotating and linear synchronous generators for renewable electric energy conversion - an update of the ongoing research projects at Uppsala University  

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The discussion regarding renewable energy has gone on for several years. The many ideas and opinions that are presented in this field reflect the great impact future energy production has on people all over the world. This paper describes the new direction of the division of Electricity at Uppsala University after the admission of the new professor, Mats Leijon, in February 2001. Full electromagnetic dynamics can be used in order to improve performance of existing electromagnetic conversion systems and to adapt new technology to the renewable power in nature. These ideas are adopted in wind power, wave power, water-current power, bio-fuelled plants as well as in conventional hydropower, i.e. in every different area were the division is active. This paper is a coarse description of the different activities at the division and alms to highlight their link to each other. Theoretical and experimental results from the different PhD projects are briefly introduced and summarized. (author)

Bolund, B.; Segergren, E.; Solum, A.; Perers, R.; Lundstroem, L.; Lindblom, A.; Thorburn, K.; Eriksson, M.; Nilsson, K.; Ivanova, I.; Danielsson, O.; Eriksson, S.; Bengtsson, H.; Sjoestedt, E.; Isberg, J.; Sundberg, J.; Bernhoff, H.; Karlsson, K.-E.; Wolfbrandt, A.; Aagren, O.; Leijon, M.

2004-07-01

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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.

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1996-07-01

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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

1996-07-29

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Liverpool John Moores University Astrophysics Research Institute  

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Astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University continues a tradition of astronomical endeavor on Merseyside that stretches back nearly 400 years. The Astrophysics Research Unit (ARI) is now located in a new, purpose-built building on the Mersey riverfront. Its primary objective is to undertake world-class research, allied to innovative teaching and wider educational projects. It is supported by...

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

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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 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

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University-industry research collaboration  

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Research and development efforts made by government, private industry and universities have transformed the United States into a major power in the world in science and technology. But our commitment in RandD has slipped in the past few years. There are growing problems in the composition of the science-engineering work force as well as our productivity. Possible long-term consequences of this worsening situation are predictable. Since government reduction in research spending plus inflation are eroding potential education and research funds, University-Industry collaboration becomes a necessity for maintaining the research activities and to reverse the worsening trend. The necessity of collaboration is well recognized by industries as well as by academia. However, the implementation of university-industry collaboration is non-trivial. What universities want is research funding with freedom to spend it. What industries want is research results which can directly apply to the innovation of new and improved products and technology, plus a continuous flux of graduating young blood to inject into industries. In this talk, the author will re-emphasize the crisis in our RandD with cold statistics. I will stress the need of university-industry collaboration and summarize and comment on some of the suggestions made to universities as well as to industries as examples in this type of collaboration.

Chu, W.K.

1983-04-01

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University-industry research collaboration  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Research and development efforts made by government, private industry and universities have transformed the United States into a major power in the world in science and technology. But our commitment in RandD has slipped in the past few years. There are growing problems in the composition of the science-engineering work force as well as our productivity. Possible long-term consequences of this worsening situation are predictable. Since government reduction in research spending plus inflation are eroding potential education and research funds, University-Industry collaboration becomes a necessity for maintaining the research activities and to reverse the worsening trend. The necessity of collaboration is well recognized by industries as well as by academia. However, the implementation of university-industry collaboration is non-trivial. What universities want is research funding with freedom to spend it. What industries want is research results which can directly apply to the innovation of new and improved products and technology, plus a continuous flux of graduating young blood to inject into industries. In this talk, the author will re-emphasize the crisis in our RandD with cold statistics. I will stress the need of university-industry collaboration and summarize and comment on some of the suggestions made to universities as well as to industries as examples in this type of collaboration

1983-01-01

 
 
 
 
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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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The study led to the development of a content analysis model the four researchers found to be very useful to both research students and their supervisors in the quality assessment of students’ research projects. This article discusses how this model was developed and its application in the assessment of students’ research projects.

2011-01-01

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Artificial Gravity Research Project  

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Protecting the health, safety, and performance of exploration-class mission crews against the physiological deconditioning resulting from long-term weightlessness during transit and long-term hypogravity during surface operations will require effective, multi-system countermeasures. Artificial gravity (AG), which would replace terrestrial gravity with inertial forces generated by rotating the transit vehicle or by a human centrifuge device within the transit vehicle or surface habitat, has long been considered a potential solution. However, despite its attractiveness as an efficient, multi-system countermeasure and its potential for improving the environment and simplifying operational activities (e.g., WCS, galley, etc.), much still needs to be learned regarding the human response to rotating environments before AG can be successfully implemented. This paper will describe our approach for developing and implementing a rigorous AG Research Project to address the key biomedical research questions that must be answered before developing effective AG countermeasure implementation strategies for exploration-class missions. The AG Research Project will be performed at JSC, ARC, extramural academic and government research venues, and international partner facilities maintained by DLR and IMBP. The Project includes three major ground-based human research subprojects that will lead to flight testing of intermittent short-radius AG in ISS crewmembers after 201 0, continuous long-radius AG in CEV crews transiting to and from the Moon, and intermittent short-radius AG plus exercise in lunar habitats. These human ground-based subprojects include: 1) a directed, managed international short-radius project to investigate the multi-system effectiveness of intermittent AG in human subjects deconditioned by bed rest, 2) a directed, managed long-radius project to investigate the capacity of humans to live and work for extended periods in rotating environments, and 3) a focused, investigator-initiated project to investigate system-specific adaptation to and from rotating environments. The AG Research Project also includes two major animal research subprojects: 1) a directed, managed ground-based subproject using rodents and, possibly, sub-human primates, to address mechanistic issues that cannot be studied in humans, to rapidly develop higher sample numbers than can be achieved in the human subprojects, and to establish feasible parameter operating bands to reduce the breadth of the human subprojects, and 2) a flight subproject using rodents to estimate the physiological effects of long term exposure to hypogravity and to investigate the effects of contamination by terrestrial gravity in estimating AG effectiveness. The animal flight subproject would be performed aboard ISS using the CAM module in approximately the 2008-201 1 timeframe. The paper will first present an overview of the key biomedical research questions to be answered. It will then describe the overall approaches to be utilized in developing and implementing the AG Research Project, including definition of the intended scientific research, management and development approaches, identification of roles and responsibilities, risk management, and definition of project deliverables. The primary focus of the paper will be on the first of the three ground-based human research subprojects, since it is the only one currently in development and is scheduled to start active subject investigations in April of 2005.

Kamman, Michelle R.; Paloski, William H.

2005-01-01

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Carnegie Mellon University: Autonomous Helicopter Project  

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The goal of the Carnegie Mellon University Autonomous Helicopter Project is to develop a vision-guided robot helicopter that can self-start, take off, safely fly to a designated area, search for and locate a designated object, track or pursue objects, and return home, all "within any weather conditions and using only on-board intelligence and computing power.ïÿý Recent flight tests of the linear robust controller for the Yamaha R-50 Robotic Helicopter are presented along with some animation videos. Some applications for the technologies are also described and include search and rescue, surveillance, law enforcement, inspection, mapping, and aerial cinematography. In addition, the site discusses some of the capabilities project researchers have developed over the years, such as vision-based stability and control, autonomous takeoff, trajectory following and landing, aerial mapping, and object recognition and manipulation. Publications are listed online and available upon request.

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Solar Technology Validation Project - Loyola Marymount University: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-09-367-03  

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Under this Agreement, NREL will work with Participant to improve concentrating solar power system performance characterizations. This work includes, but is not limited to, research and development of methods for acquiring renewable resource characterization information using site-specific measurements of solar radiation and meteorological conditions; collecting system performance data; and developing tools for improving the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of solar energy conversion systems. This work will be conducted at NREL and Participant facilities.

Wilcox, S.

2013-08-01

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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

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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

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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

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Experimental plasma research project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This is the latest in a series of Project Summary books going back to 1976 and is the first after a hiatus of several years. They are published to 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. The Experimental Plasma Research Branch seeks to provide a broad range of experimental data, physics understanding, and new experimental techniques that contribute to operation, interpretation, and improvement of high temperature plasma as a source of fusion energy. In pursuit of these objectives, the branch supports research at universities, DOE laboratories, other federal laboratories and industry. About 70 percent of the funds expended are spent at universities and a significant function of this program is the training of students in fusion physics. The branch supports small- and medium-scale experimental studies directly related to specific critical plasma issues of the magnetic fusion program. Plasma physics experiments are conducted on transport of particles and energy within plasma and innovative approaches for operating, controlling, and heating plasma are evaluated for application to the larger confinement devices of the magnetic fusion program. New diagnostic approaches to measuring the properties of high temperature plasmas are developed to the point where they can be applied with confidence on the large-scale confinement experiments. Atomic data necessary for impurity control, interpretation of diagnostic data, development of heating devices, and analysis of cooling by impurity ion radiation are obtained. The project summaries are grouped into these three categories of plasma physics, diagnostic development and atomic physics

1992-01-01

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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. Ã 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. Ã 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

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Final Report: 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. Depa...

J. Peach

2013-01-01

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University of Limerick Oral History Project (ULOHP) introduction  

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The University of Limerick Oral History Project (ULOHP) aims to create and archive an oral history of the University of Limerick (UL). From its foundation in 1972 as the National Institute of Higher Education (NIHE) with an initial cohort of 114 students at Plassey House, the University has led the way in pioneering and innovative third-level educational development. It has combined exemplary teaching and research programmes with a tradition of dedication to the wider economic and social need...

O Connor, Catherine

2011-01-01

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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 ...

2012-01-01

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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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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SMART GRID DEMONSTRATION PROJECT  

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The University of Kansas (KU) EcoHawks Design Project began in 2008 with the conversion of a discarded 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle into a fuel neutral series hybrid running on 100% biodiesel created from waste vegetable oil. This project continued in year two through upgradi...

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Affine and projective universal geometry  

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By recasting metrical geometry in a purely algebraic setting, both Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries can be studied over a general field with an arbitrary quadratic form. Both an affine and a projective version of this new theory are introduced here, and the main formulas extend those of rational trigonometry in the plane. This gives a unified, computational model of both spherical and hyperbolic geometries, allows the extension of many results of Euclidean geometry to ...

Wildberger, Norman J.

2006-01-01

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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

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TULSA UNIVERSITY PARAFFIN DEPOSITION PROJECTS  

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As oil and gas production moves to deeper and colder water, subsea multiphase production systems become critical for economic feasibility. It will also become increasingly imperative to adequately identify the conditions for paraffin precipitation and predict paraffin deposition rates to optimize the design and operation of these multi-phase production systems. Although several oil companies have paraffin deposition predictive capabilities for single-phase oil flow, these predictive capabilities are not suitable for the multiphase flow conditions encountered in most flowlines and wellbores. For deepwater applications in the Gulf of Mexico, it is likely that multiphase production streams consisting of crude oil, produced water and gas will be transported in a single multiphase pipeline to minimize capital cost and complexity at the mudline. Existing single-phase (crude oil) paraffin deposition predictive tools are clearly inadequate to accurately design these pipelines, because they do not account for the second and third phases, namely, produced water and gas. The objective of this program is to utilize the current test facilities at The University of Tulsa, as well as member company expertise, to accomplish the following: enhance our understanding of paraffin deposition in single and two-phase (gas-oil) flows; conduct focused experiments to better understand various aspects of deposition physics; and, utilize knowledge gained from experimental modeling studies to enhance the computer programs developed in the previous JIP for predicting paraffin deposition in single and two-phase flow environments. These refined computer models will then be tested against field data from member company pipelines.

Cem Sarica; Michael Volk

2004-06-01

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Project management system model development and experimental research  

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Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Project Management Information System is tightly connected with organizational structure and particularity of executed projects. However the main objective of this research was to identify project management model that would be universal, helpful and easily used with small and medium projects In analysis phase we reviewed different methodologies, project managem...

2006-01-01

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Road Design Management Research Project.  

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A road design management research project was initiated to design and apply research techniques directed toward improving work systems and total management systems of road design functions in the Montana Department of Highways. The processes of the planni...

R. E. Jorgensen

1971-01-01

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The MAClinical Workstation Project at Georgetown University.  

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The intent of the MAClinical Workstation Project is to develop computer workstations for medical students of the sort they will use in future medical practice. The idea is to instill information query habits in the daily clinical activities of these young physicians-in-training. The Georgetown University Medical Center Library spearheads the project in conjunction with the School of Medicine. The library handles technical support, including software development, user training, equipment maint...

Broering, N. C.

1991-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Experimental Plasma Research project summaries  

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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  

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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

1980-01-01

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Experimental plasma research project summaries  

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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.

1978-08-01

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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

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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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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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SOLERAS - Saudi University Solar Cooling Laboratories Project: King Abdulaziz University. Solar cooling systems design report. Phase 1 report  

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An assessment of the performance and adaptability of solar cooling systems to the Saudi Arabian environment was studied at King Abdulaziz University. Development of a solar research laboratory and the hardware and software available for installation are considered. The university's facilities for solar energy research are briefly described. A budget for the research project is proposed. (BCS)

1986-01-01

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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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Experimental research of the NN scattering with polarized particles at the VdG accelerator of Charles University. Project 'NN interactions'  

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The purpose of the project is to study three-nucleon interactions using 14-16 MeV polarized neutron beam in conjunction with polarized deuteron target. Spin-dependent total cross-section differences ??L and ??T will be measured in the energy range, where there are no experimental data, with sufficient accuracy to check the contribution of the three-nucleon forces. In the test run, the obtained deuteron vector polarizations were P- = (- 39.5 ± 2)% and P+ = (32.9 ± 2)%. The proposed experiment is the continuation of the preceding measurements of the same quantities in the np scattering at the Van de Graaff accelerator of Charles University

2002-01-01

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STUDY OF MATURITY OF UNIVERSITY COOPERATION PROJECTS-PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES  

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Full Text Available The relations between universities and companies are enable better dissemination and transfer of new knowledge and technology, and promote job creation and increased income. To place a knowledge transfer of technology between universities and companies, there should be a series of compatibility between the two institutions. Ones they must have a minimum maturity in managing a project of this nature because it seeks to minimize risk and meet deadlines. The study aimed to analyze factors that influence the maturity of project management for technology transfer within the university-enterprise cooperation. For this model was applied to sector project management maturity of Prado-MMGP, adapted to transfer projects. It consists of descriptive research and exploratory, which made the use of case studies. The case studies involving projects of technology transfer made between national pharmaceutical companies and Brazilian universities and the results showed that the lack of investment in internal training, not the alignment of projects to transfer the company's business and delay awareness of the importance of managing a design can affect the evolution of the maturity level of project management firms and as a result it may damage the innovative capacity and competitiveness

Monique Barrenha

2011-05-01

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

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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 sh...

 Zarinara A.; Alaedini F.

2002-01-01

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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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Ultracomputer research project  

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The NYU Ultracomputer project continues to pioneer the study of architecture and software for large-scale, shared-memory parallel computers. During this past year, we have achieved several very significant milestones, most notably we fabricated and used that first-ever combining switches and we increased our industrial involvement. Other important accomplishments include porting our Symunix operation system to Ultra 3 prototypes; further developing a very high quality, portable C compiler needed for our prototypes, that has attracted considerable commercial attention; producing a fast solver for Laplace's equation on multiply connected domains; and furthering the analysis of buffered interconnection networks and parallel random number generators. In addition to further developments in the areas mentioned above, we plan two new activities for next year. First, we will obtain extensive measurements of the effect of combining on scientific and other application software using both the Ultra 3 hardware prototypes and a new simulation environment that we are presently constructing. Our successful VLSI development of combining switches has already demonstrated that the additional cost for combining is about 100% using modest packaging 50% with 300 pins, and zero given next generation densities and 400 pins. Hopefully, these chips will refute the often-quoted claim that combining increases the cost of the network by a factor of between 6 and 30. Second, we will port our operating system to the new NCR series of Intel 486-based multiprocessors. NCR has agreed to donate a machine during the first quarter of 92 for this effort, which will strengthen the ties between our project and NCR.

Gottlieb, A.

1991-10-01

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Experimental Plasma Research. Project summaries  

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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

1984-01-01

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Research Ideas for Science Projects.  

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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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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 boo...

Ho?hle, Joachim

2005-01-01

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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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Two appointments as Research Associates, Strathclyde University ...  

May 23, 2014 ... The projects will form part of a prestigious joint program between leading ... and \\undergraduate project students, supervising junior research staff, and ... in \\modelling and design of transducers and transducer array systems.

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Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre  

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The Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre was established in 1963 to provide teaching, training and research facilities to all Scottish Universities. The Centre includes a 300 kW Argonaut type of research reactor. The jointly owned Centre has been highly successful, and other scientific disciplines have taken the opportunity to install research equipment for use by several universities. As a result the Centre has diversified its interests beyond the normal topics pursued by reactor establishments and now has very successful groups working in geochronology, stable isotope geochemistry, radiocarbon dating and nuclear medicine. (author)

1987-03-01

 
 
 
 
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Projects of the meteorological institute of the Albert-Ludwig University at Freiburg within the BMBF research initiative klimazwei; Projekte des Meteorologischen Instituts der Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg im Rahmen der BMBF Forschungsinitiative klimazwei  

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By the funding priority measure ''klimazwei - research for climate protection and protection from climate impacts - chances and risks of climate change'', the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) has met both challenges in dealing with climate change: climate protection and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. Both are part of the big social, economic and technologic challenges, and that not only currently, but also in the forthcoming decades. Therefore, the development of options for actions related to different time periods are of extreme importance. The essential results of the klimazwei projects are sententiously presented in the book ''Climate protection and adaptation to climate impact - strategies, methods and examples of application'', which was edited by Mahammad Mahammadzadeh, Hendrik Biebeler and Hubertus Bardt in 2009 and published in the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Koeln Medien GmbH. The Meteorological Institute, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Germany), was involved in the klimazwei - research by two projects: - Coordination of the joint research project KLIMES ''Development of strategies to mitigate enhanced heat stress in urban quarters due to regional climate change in Central Europe'' as well as conducting the sub-project ''Administrative KLIMES coordination (KLIMES ALUF-1)'' and ''Planning-related human-biometeorological assessment of urban structures during thermal stress conditions with respect to adaptation to severe weather (KLIMES ALUF-2)''; - Conducting the sub-project ''Analysis of climate and weather'' within the scope of the joint research project KUNTIKUM ''Climate trends and sustainable development of tourism in coastal areas and low mountain ranges: innovation of product and infrastructure by cooperative design processes and strategic decision-making'', whereby climate trends were investigated in detail for the model regions North Sea and Black Forest under the point of view of tourism and climate by use of analysis of highresolution regional climate simulations. Due to the fundamental significance of the klimazwei - research, the present issue no. 22 contains the complete final reports of both projects conducted by the Meteorological Institute, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. (orig.)

Mayer, Helmut; Matzarakis, Andreas (eds.)

2010-11-15

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Teaching and Research with Accelerators at Tarleton State University  

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Tarleton State University students began performing both research and laboratory experiments using accelerators in 1998 through visitation programs at the University of North Texas, US Army Research Laboratory, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock. In 2003, Tarleton outfitted its new science building with a 1 MV pelletron that was donated by the California Institution of Technology. The accelerator has been upgraded and supports a wide range of classes for both the Physics program and the ABET accredited Engineering Physics program as well as supplying undergraduate research opportunities on campus. A discussion of various laboratory activities and research projects performed by Tarleton students will be presented.

2009-03-10

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Um projeto de multiplicidade entre pesquisa, extensão, universidade e comunidade: vivenciando a cultura no bairro Restinga / A manifold project between research, extension, university and community: experiencing culture in Restinga district  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese A proposta deste estudo é analisar os processos de construção de um campo de abertura institucional e de integração do ensino, pesquisa e extensão, a partir de uma posição heterogênea de intercessores e pesquisadores em um projeto de extensão desenvolvido entre a universidade e oficineiros do bairro [...] Restinga em Porto Alegre. São observados movimentos sistêmicos entre: Ensino/Pesquisa/Extensão,Universidade/Comunidade, Sociologia/Comunicação/Psicologia Social, Juventude/Vulnerabilidade Social, Escola/Violência. A partir da pesquisa-intervenção produziu-se uma análise das possibilidades e conflitos nas atividades do projeto, no estabelecimento de câmbios estruturais entre seus elementos, auxiliando na sua manutenção como sistema pela produção de si mesmo. Abstract in english The objective of this study is to analyze the processes of the construction of an institutional access field and integration of education, research and extension, from a heterogeneous position of intercessors and researchers in an extension project developed between the university and workshop instr [...] uctors of the Restinga district in Porto Alegre. Systemic movements between Education/Research/Extension, University/Community, Sociology/Communication/Social Psychology, Youth/Social Vulnerability, School/Violence were observed. From the research-intervention an analysis of the possibilities and conflicts in the activities in the project, in the establishment of structural exchanges between their elements, assisting in its maintenance as a system through the production of itself.

Elisângela, Zaniol; Fábio, Dal Molin; Giovani, Andreoli.

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How to do Educational Research in University Mathematics?  

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Full Text Available Situated as a Ph.D. student in university mathematics education, I present some of my considerations about my identity as a researcher in this field. I discuss the larger global and local societal issues and their connections to educational research in university mathematics. My discussion goes beyond personal considerations and touches upon the structures and ideas that are both internal and external to university mathematics education. I discuss the different political projects that I can identify from my personal experiences across the fields of educational research, practice, and policy in university mathematics. I place myself firmly within the tradition of critical education, but also draw on postmodern theories. The results of the discussion are the identification of challenges for a postmodern critical mathematics education, with a focus on university mathematics.

Rasmus Hedegaard Nielsen

2003-01-01

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Universal extra dimensions on real projective plane  

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We propose a six-dimensional Universal Extra Dimensions (UED) model compactified on a real projective plane RP2, a two-sphere with its antipodal points being identified. We utilize the Randjbar-Daemi-Salam-Strathdee spontaneous sphere compactification with a monopole configuration of an extra U(1)X gauge field that leads to a spontaneous radius stabilization. Unlike the sphere and the S2/Z2 orbifold compactifications, the massless U(1)X gauge boson is safely projected out. We show how a compactification on a non-orientable manifold results in a chiral four-dimensional gauge theory by utilizing 6D chiral gauge and Yukawa interactions. The resultant Kaluza-Klein mass spectra are distinct from the ordinary UED models compactified on torus. We briefly comment on the anomaly cancellation and also on a possible dark matter candidate in our model.

2010-08-23

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Research reactor job analysis - A project description  

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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

1988-04-10

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Research in the Physics Department at Heriot-Watt University  

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The research oriented Physics Department at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has a wide range of interests including semiconductor physics, optoelectronics, materials science, molecular physics, and nonlinear physics. This extensive website presents clear descriptions of the objectives, methods, and results of its innumerable research projects. The group homepages provide materials about individual researchers, educational and occupational opportunities, and publications. Physicists can find information on related conferences, workshops, and publications.

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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 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

2001-10-22

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Emergences and possibilities about of University Research and Innovation  

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Full Text Available This issue of the Revista Electrónica Interuniversitaria de Formación del Profesorado (REIFOP offers a range of researchs, action and innovation projects thought to the Mass Communication Media and the Especific Didactics area.The authors of the articles are university professors who carry out their academic activity at Spanish and Foreing universities: Valladolid, Valencia, Piura, San Sebastián, Zaragoza, Soria, Kennesaw, Badajoz y Huelva.

Teresa García Gómez

2009-12-01

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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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SUPRI (Stanford University Petroleum Research Institute) heavy oil research program  

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This report is a summary of the work performed under Department of Energy contract FG19-87BC14126 during the period February 22, 1987 to February 21, 1990. During that period the Stanford University Petroleum Research Institute has published twenty-two technical reports and professional papers. This report presents in general terms the scope of work of SUPRI which is divided in five main projects: reservoir properties, in-situ combustion, improvement of steam injection by additives, well-to-well formation evaluation, and field support services. The results obtained during the period of performance of the contract are then presented in the form of abstracts from the technical reports and papers written during the period of performance.

Brigham, W.E.; Ramey, H.J. Jr.; Aziz, K.; Castanier, L.

1990-01-01

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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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Artificial Intelligence Research at Vanderbilt University (Research in Progress)  

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At Vanderbilt University we are exploring the use of expert systems in a broad range of application areas. Programming is in Franz Lisp on a VAX 11/790, UCI LISP on a DEC-10, and IQ LISP on an IBM XT. Currently, personnel from four schools in the University are participating. Listed are brief descriptions of current projects.

Bourne, John R.

1984-01-01

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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

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The Scholarship of Canadian Research University Librarians  

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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...

David Fox

2007-01-01

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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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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. Keywords: scholarship, scholarly activity, research, Canadian research university librarians, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, CARL

David Fox

2007-12-01

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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 SciELO Argentina | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish 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.

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Energy research at Stanford University, 1982  

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Research projects are described in the following areas: applied earth sciences; applied physics; chemical engineering; chemistry; civil engineering; economics; electrical engineering; engineering-economic systems; family, community, and preventive medicine; food research institute; geology; geophysics; business; energy policy; materials science and engineering; mechanical engineering; medical mirobiology; operations research; petroleum engineering; political science; and statistics.

1982-12-01

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[2012 ranking in research in Spanish public universities].  

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2012 ranking in research in Spanish public universities. Background: In order to guarantee the usefulness of promotion policies for the investigation of educational institutions, in recent years studies analyzing different indicators have been developed, with the intention of valuing possible changes in the future. The objective of this work is to update the research production and productivity ranking of Spanish public universities, using data from 2012. Method: The same methodology as previous years has been followed. Seven indicators have been evaluated: articles from journals indexed in the JCR, research lines, R+D projects, doctoral theses, Spanish research and training grants, doctorate courses awarded a mention of excellence and patents. Results: Amongst the results obtained in the global ranking there are differences between the universities with a higher production (University of Barcelona, Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Granada) and those with a higher productivity (Pompeu Fabra, Pablo de Olavide and Miguel Hernández de Elche). Conclusions: When comparing the results to those of 2011, it can be observed that the three most productive universities remain in the same positions. PMID:24755014

Buela-Casal, Gualberto; Bermúdez, Ma Paz; Sierra, Juan Carlos; Quevedo-Blasco, Raúl; Guillén-Riquelme, Alejandro

2014-05-01

 
 
 
 
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The Top American Research Universities (2000)  

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Created by the Lombardi Program on Measuring University Performance, part of TheCenter, a privately funded research enterprise focused on the humanities and social sciences, this site offers an alternative to the better-known published university rankings. Claiming that most of these rankings "rely on relatively unreliable data" and "focus attention on relatively insignificant differences among similar institutions," the site offers an analysis and data set that rank private and public research universities in accord with nine institutional characteristics: total research expenditures, federal research expenditures, endowment assets, annual giving, faculty members in the National Academies, faculty awards, doctoral degrees, postdoctoral appointees, and entering freshmen SAT scores. The survey then places them in tiers based on how many top-25 mentions they get. A description of the methodology and the rankings and data tables (in .pdf and Excel format) are easily accessed from the main page.

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The project RRC: A partnership based on action research  

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For the past five years the University of the Azores has worked with schools of elementary and secondary education from this Portuguese Autonomous Region in a partnership based on a project of collaborative research on curriculum. The project RRC (Researching for a Relevant Curriculum) has addressed teachers' worries about the lack of interest shown by some of their students with regard to the school and the curriculum. Accordingly, successive cycles of action research have been carried out b...

Sousa, Francisco

2012-01-01

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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

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Joint research project HTR 100  

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In the framework of the joint project 'Research and development studies on the industrial power station HTR 100' (September 1, 1985 - December 31, 1987), which was subsidized by the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology, studies on major fields in safety engineering and the development of components were carried out. As essential components, the steam generator, the reactor vessel and the metallic installations were developed and optimized with consideration to safety requirements. Further R+D studies aimed at the optimization of the ceramic components. The building structure was analyzed with respect to the protection against external and internal impact and, on the basis of this analysis, a building concept was developed which meant an improvement of the original design. In the field of safety engineering, the safety-relevant requirements on the entire complex were elaborated, and first incident studies for the building and the components were carried out. The results of these analyses were included in the corresponding development of components. With the results of this interlinked project, essential fundamentals were created in order to make sure that the HTR 100 as an industrial power station is used in a consumer-oriented way, both with regard to safety aspects and with regard to the design of the key components. Thus the interlinked project provides a contribution for judging the approvability of an HTR 100 plant in the FRG. (orig./GL)

1988-01-01

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Universal Behavior of a Research Productivity Index  

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Indexes that account for good representations of an individual's productivity are theme of major importance for the evaluation and comparison among researchers. Recently, a new index was proposed combining productivity with impact such that a researcher with index h has h papers with at least h citations. A drawback of this is the sensitivity to the research field. Here we propose a new index (hI) that accounts for the coauthorship effect. The statistics of h and hI are presented for Brazilian research. We have found a universal curve for different disciplines, allowing a comparison among scientists of different research areas.

Batista, P D; Kinouchi, O; Martínez, A S; Batista, Pablo Diniz; Campiteli, Monica Guimaraes; Kinouchi, Osame; Martinez, Alexandre Souto

2005-01-01

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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.

2005-12-30

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Inventory of Active Water Resources Research Projects in North Carolina, July 1, 1969.  

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All known research projects in North Carolina, including private industry, state and federal agencies, as well as the senior colleges and universities are listed. The distribution of the research projects by industry , agency, or institution is shown. A t...

1969-01-01

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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)

Murty, G.S. [Co-ordinator, Low Power Research Reactor, Andhra Univ., Visakapatnam (India)

1999-08-01

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University of Washington superconducting-booster project  

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The University of Washington Nuclear Physics Laboratory has designed a superconducting linac booster with an equivalent dc accelerating voltage of 24.35 MV, which will be injected by the existing FN Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator. The design is based on the lead-plated copper quarter-wave resonator units developed by the Stoney Brook/Weizmann group. The UW booster, unlike previous designs, will accelerate p, d, t, 3He, and 4He as well as light heavy ions (A56Fe (assuming most probable charge). Beam dynamics studies show that debunching gives ?E/E approx. = 10-4 or about 5 keV for protons and bunching gives a time resolution on target of about 40 to 60 ps. The UW Booster Project has been recommended by NSAC and is to be funded in the FY'84 and FY'85 budgets of the US Department of Energy at a cost of about $8 million. Final planning and development are now in progress; construction is to begin in late 1983

1983-04-16

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On Researching Music in the Tartu University  

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Musical activities can be generally divided into five fields: music can be created, performed, listened to, researched and taught. During the 375 years of activity of the Tartu University (UT) its members have been active in every of these fields. Least of all music has been taught in the UT as a special subject of study and that is why music in the UT as a mainly educational establishment can seem to be marginal. But university is also a research establishment. And if one follows the rece...

Jaanson, Mart

2007-01-01

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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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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

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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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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.

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1997-10-01

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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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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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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 ha...

Anbang Qi; Jing Gu

2011-01-01

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University of Aberdeen Electronics Research Group  

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University of Aberdeen, Electronics Research Group. Topics include artificial neural networks, neural web, hybrid systems and applications, satellite communications - VSATs, site diversity networks, networking - ATM, TCP/IP & X.25 implementation, protocol benchmarking, spread spectrum, and fault tolerant communications. Services provided include online digest archives including Neuron Digest, TidBITS and Alife digest.

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The project as product of scientific research  

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Full Text Available The topic of project as product of research for the Area of Architecture can be considered therefore central for tradition, for the recognized value on social, economic and environmental effects of the works of architecture and, finally, for the declared accreditation from scientific bodies and evaluation structures of Athenaeums. As it is not reasonable to imagine an automatic correspondence between project and its research value, such value is clearly verifiable when for it are underlined specific qualifications in base to genetic peculiarity, to particular operational developments, to exemplary modes of production, to evident cultural, social, economic and environmen- tal effects. Within the various components of the design introduced recently by the CUN (National University Council, the reference of technological design to the problem solving field, in which it is possible to organize decision-making abilities and manage information for the project success, refers to the knowledge fields and to the activities that interact with the know-how, with the method and with the simultaneity of theoretical and prac- tical knowledge.

Mario Losasso

2011-11-01

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Assessing the Impact of Arts and Humanities Research at the University of Cambridge. Technical Report  

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This project for the University of Cambridge and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) assesses the impacts of arts and humanities research at the University of Cambridge. Evidence from interviews, a survey of research staff and detailed case studies indicates that these disciplines already have a broad range of impacts. Many of these…

Levitt, Ruth; Celia, Claire; Diepeveen, Stephanie; Chonaill, Siobhan Ni; Rabinovich, Lila; Tiessen, Jan

2010-01-01

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Australia's replacement research reactor project  

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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

1999-10-26

 
 
 
 
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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.

Cherney, M.

1992-01-01

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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

143

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

144

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

145

SOLERAS - Saudi University Solar Cooling Laboratories Project. Final report, project summary  

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Proposals for research on solar cooling are presented for four Saudi Arabian universities. The universities are the University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, King Saud University in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, and King Faisal University in Dammam. Topics researched include the Rankine cycle, passive solar cooling systems, a solar-powered lithium bromide-water absorption machine and a photovoltaic-powered thermoelectric cooling machine. (BCS)

1986-01-01

146

Environmental research for Horonobe underground research project (Contract research)  

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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)

2006-01-01

147

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

148

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

1997-06-01

149

Horonobe Underground Research Center project. Research project in the 2004 fiscal year  

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Main project in the 2004 fiscal year is the development of research technologies of geological environment, monitoring and deep underground. On the geological environment researches, the geological environment data is collected in order to make a model of the geological environment and estimate changes of it depends on construction of the underground facilities. On monitoring of the geological environment, development of monitoring technologies using drill, remote control system and engineering technologies in deep underground is carried out. Long period stability of geological environment, development of geological disposal and the safety evaluation method are studied. The Horonobe Underground Research Center is going to open researches of deep underground, so that some universities and organizations inside the country and the outside will take part in them. (S.Y.)

2004-01-01

150

The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable  

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The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable in transition was the theme of 1990. During the past several years, the Roundtable has been evolving from an experimental venture into an established organization. While continuing self examination and adjustments will be required to ensure that the Roundtable maintains the vitality of an innovative enterprise, progression of the Roundtable through several transitions in 1990 indicate that the evolutionary process is complete. The Roundtable now is an established institution in national science and technology policy affairs.

1991-01-01

151

New research facilities at the University of Missouri research reactor  

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The University of Missouri-Columbia is investing its resources for a significant expansion of the research capabilities and utilization of MURR to provide it the opportunity to deliver on its obligation to become the nation's premier educational institution in nuclear-related fields and so that it can provide scientific personnel and a state-of-the-art research test bed to support the national need for highly trained graduates in nuclear science and engineering.

McKibben, J.C.; Rhyne, J.J. (Univ. of Missouri, Columbia (United States))

1992-01-01

152

Otaniemi PFBC/G testing and research project  

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The research project /sup E/xperimental Research of Pressurized Fluidized Bed Technology and its Application to Combined and Heat Generation/sup /was started in 1986. The project is carried out in co-operation between Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and Imatran Voima (IVO). The project is scheduled for year 1986-1989 and is mainly financed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (KTM). The total costs of the project are 10 million FIM including the test facilities. The objective of the project is to create knowledge of the basics of pressurized fluidized bed combustion/gasification and their applications. The fuel of main interest is peat. The research is realized partly theoretically based on literature studies and computer runs but primarily by experimental measurements carried out using the PFBC/G test rig.

Hulkkonen, S.; Jahkola, A.; Kurkela, E.; Korhonen, M.

1988-01-01

153

Industry/University Consortium for ATS research  

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The Industry/University ATS research program is the result of two planning workshops. Workshop I was held April 8--10, 1991 and had the goal of identifying research needs for advanced gas turbine cycles that would permit rapid commercialization of cycles with significant improvements over the machines currently under development, in terms of the cost of electricity produced and the environmental burdens resulting from their use in power producing. Workshop II was held in January 1992 and continued the identification of the research needs to develop advanced gas turbine systems. The goals established for the ATS systems were: (1) efficiency exceeding 60% for large utility turbine system and 15% improvement in heat rate for industrial systems; (2) busbar energy costs 10% less than current state of the art and (3) fuel flexible designs. In addition Workshop II participants agreed that an industry driven research consortium was an acceptable mechanism to achieve base technology development needs.

Allen, R.P.; Golan, L.P.

1993-11-01

154

Project Enlists Community Physicians in Cancer Research  

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To enable more patients and physicians to participate in clinical studies that advance cancer care, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is conducting a pilot project, the Expanded Participation Project (EPP), to speed cancer research by broadening access to clinical trials

155

Advanced Energy Projects FY 1990 research summaries  

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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)

1990-01-01

156

Advanced energy projects: FY 1988 research summaries  

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This report contains: Program Description; Summaries of Projects Active in FY 1988; Sample Statement of Work; FY 1988 Program Data; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects; Investigator Index; and Institutional Index

1988-01-01

157

Modeling Research Project Risks with Fuzzy Maps  

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The authors propose a risks evaluation model for research projects. The model is based on fuzzy inference. The knowledge base for fuzzy process is built with a causal and cognitive map of risks. The map was especially developed for research projects, taken into account their typical lifecycle. The model was applied to an e-testing research…

Bodea, Constanta Nicoleta; Dascalu, Mariana Iuliana

2009-01-01

158

[Research methodology for nurses at a university hospital].  

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This article discusses a descriptive-analytic study on research methodology education practices directed at nurse clinicians who work at a university hospital and aimed at acquiring scientific research competencies on the basis of discovery learning, tutorials and humanistic teaching strategies. Study participants were eighty-six nurses, 70 of whom concluded their projects. 28 of these resulted in scientific studies, most of which were experience reports, descriptive and exploratory investigations. According to the nurses, the program allowed them to acquire and apply their research know-how. They pointed out the lack of mastering scientific methodology and the limitations of administrative and work conditions at the institution as the main difficulties. Among the facilitators, they highlighted the importance of research to modify clinical practice, the publication of results and the collaboration for the maintenance of a research center. The study showed the need for a flexible planning of educational activities, permanent guidance and respect for the particularities of each nurse. PMID:16059541

Dyniewicz, Ana Maria; Rivero de Gutiérrez, Maria Gaby

2005-01-01

159

A new 'projective relativity' based on the De Sitter universe  

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It is possible to develop a new 'projective relativity' based on the De Sitter universe with constant curvature. This theory extends the special theory of relativity on a cosmic scale, and it is akin to Milne's kinematic relativity. (author)

1976-01-01

160

Wisconsin Elementary Teacher Education Project. Volume 4: University Facilities.  

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One of a four-volume report including position papers and specifications for the elementary teacher education program on the University of Wisconsin campus in the year 1975 and beyond. A description is given of the university facilities which are available or are to be made available for WETEP (Wisconsin Elementary Teacher Education Project

Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.

 
 
 
 
161

Culminating Experience Action Research Projects, Volume 14, Spring 2009  

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As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 590 Culminating…

McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Cutcher, Cortney L., Ed.

2010-01-01

162

ChE Undergraduate Research Projects in Biomedical Engineering.  

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Describes an undergraduate research program in biomedical engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Includes goals and faculty comments on the program. Indicates that 58 percent of projects conducted between 1976 and 1980 have been presented at meetings or published. (SK)

Stroeve, Pieter

1981-01-01

163

Service-Learning Projects Developed from Institutional Research Questions  

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Institutional research questions provide an excellent source of interesting problems for service-learning projects for undergraduates in mathematics. This paper discusses how this model has been implemented at Point Loma Nazarene University and provides both examples and practical details. (Contains 6 figures.)

Zack, Maria; Crow, Greg

2013-01-01

164

Western Kentucky University Research Foundation Biodiesel Project  

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Petroleum-based liquid hydrocarbons is exclusively major energy source in the transportation sector. Thus, it is the major CO{sub 2} source which is the associated with greenhouse effect. In the United States alone, petroleum consumption in the transportation sector approaches 13.8 million barrels per day (Mbbl/d). It is corresponding to a release of 0.53 gigatons of carbon per year (GtC/yr), which accounts for approximate 7.6 % of the current global release of CO{sub 2} from all of the fossil fuel usage (7 GtC/yr). For the long term, the conventional petroleum production is predicted to peak in as little as the next 10 years to as high as the next 50 years. Negative environmental consequences, the frequently roaring petroleum prices, increasing petroleum utilization and concerns about competitive supplies of petroleum have driven dramatic interest in producing alternative transportation fuels, such as electricity-based, hydrogen-based and bio-based transportation alternative fuels. Use of either of electricity-based or hydrogen-based alternative energy in the transportation sector is currently laden with technical and economical challenges. The current energy density of commercial batteries is 175 Wh/kg of battery. At a storage pressure of 680 atm, the lower heating value (LHV) of H{sub 2} is 1.32 kWh/liter. In contrast, the corresponding energy density for gasoline can reach as high as 8.88 kWh/liter. Furthermore, the convenience of using a liquid hydrocarbon fuel through the existing infrastructures is a big deterrent to replacement by both batteries and hydrogen. Biomass-derived ethanol and bio-diesel (biofuels) can be two promising and predominant U.S. alternative transportation fuels. Both their energy densities and physical properties are comparable to their relatives of petroleum-based gasoline and diesel, however, biofuels are significantly environmental-benign. Ethanol can be made from the sugar-based or starch-based biomass materials, which is easily fermented to create ethanol. In the United States almost all starch ethanol is mainly manufactured from corn grains. The technology for manufacturing corn ethanol can be considered mature as of the late 1980s. In 2005, 14.3 % of the U.S. corn harvest was processed to produce 1.48 x10{sup 10} liters of ethanol, energetically equivalent to 1.72 % of U.S. gasoline usage. Soybean oil is extracted from 1.5 % of the U.S. soybean harvest to produce 2.56 x 10{sup 8} liters of bio-diesel, which was 0.09 % of U.S. diesel usage. However, reaching maximum rates of bio-fuel supply from corn and soybeans is unlikely because these crops are presently major contributors to human food supplies through livestock feed and direct consumption. Moreover, there currently arguments on that the conversion of many types of many natural landscapes to grow corn for feedstock is likely to create substantial carbon emissions that will exacerbate globe warming. On the other hand, there is a large underutilized resource of cellulose biomass from trees, grasses, and nonedible parts of crops that could serve as a feedstock. One of the potentially significant new bio-fuels is so called "cellulosic ethanol", which is dependent on break-down by microbes or enzymes. Because of technological limitations (the wider variety of molecular structures in cellulose and hemicellulose requires a wider variety of microorganisms to break them down) and other cost hurdles (such as lower kinetics), cellulosic ethanol can currently remain in lab scales. Considering farm yields, commodity and fuel prices, farm energy and agrichemical inputs, production plant efficiencies, byproduct production, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and other environmental effects, a life-cycle evaluation of competitive indicated that corn ethanol yields 25 % more energy than the energy invested in its production, whereas soybean bio-diesel yields 93 % more. Relative to the fossil fuels they displace, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced 12 % by the production and combustion of ethanol and 41 % by bio-diesel. Bio-diesel also releas

Pan, Wei-Ping [Principal Investigator; Cao, Yan [Co-Principal Investigator

2013-03-15

165

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

2002-12-01

166

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Presents the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the central research and development organization of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Includes information on DARPA programs, news releases, archives, and budget information.

167

Road Design Management Research Project. Appendix.  

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A road design management research project was initiated to (1) design and apply research techniques directed toward improving manpower utilization, work systems and total management systems of road design functions, and (2) test the techniques in the Mont...

R. E. Jorgensen

1971-01-01

168

RCUK announces new school-university projects to engage young ...  

Each project involves a variety of activities to develop engagement between ... \\inquiry-based activities and other creative projects to help students engage with \\... in research by connecting them with the UK's world class academic community.\\”.

169

Needs Assessment in Health Research Projects: A New Approach to Project Management in Iran  

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Full Text Available Background: The science and technology health plan has defined the outline of health research to the national vision of Iran by 2025. The aim of this study was to focus on the process of needs assessment of health research projects also health research priority setting in Iran.Methods: The project management life cycle has four phases: Initiation, Planning, Execution and Closure. Based on abovementioned points we conducted the study.Results: Focusing on the needs assessment led to systematic implementation of needs assessment of health project in all of the medical sciences universities. Parallel with this achieved strategies health research priority setting was followed through specific process from empowerment to implementation.Conclusion: We should adopt with more systematic progressive methods of health project managements for both our national convenience as well as our international health research programs.

Niloofar Peykari

2013-02-01

170

Research Progress in the DOE/SERI Amorphous Silicon Research Project  

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The Amorphous Silicon Research Project (ASRP), established at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) in 1983, is responsible for all U.S. DOE government-supported research activities in the field of amorphous silicon photovoltaics. The objectives and research directions of the project have been established by a Five-Year Research Plan developed at SERI in cooperation with the Department of Energy in 1984. In order to accomplish project goals, research is performed by a combination of i) multi-year programs consisting of multi-disciplinary research teams based on strong government/industry partnerships and ii) basic research performed in university, government, and industrial laboratories. A summary of recent research progress in the ASRP program is presented.

Sabisky, E.; Wallace, W.; Stafford, B.; Sadlon, K.; Luft, W.

1985-04-01

171

Factores asociados a la culminación del proyecto de investigación requerido para optar el título de especialista en una universidad peruana / Associated factors with the completion of research project required to obtain a specialist title in a peruvian university  

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Full Text Available SciELO Peru | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Objetivos: Determinar la frecuencia y los factores asociados a la culminación del proyecto de investigación requerido para optar el título de especialista en una universidad peruana. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal. La unidad de análisis fue el médico residente egresado duran [...] te los años 2010-2012. Se revisó los archivos de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). Las variables continuas y categóricas fueron resumidas en medidas de tendencia central y frecuencias, respectivamente. Se compararon los factores presentes en los médicos residentes que teniendo su proyecto aprobado culminaron o no dicho proyecto. Resultados. Doscientos diecisiete médicos residentes cumplieron los criterios de inclusión y exclusión. El 32,7% (71/217) culminó su proyecto en el período mencionado. Los factores que favorecieron la culminación del proyecto fueron: la universidad de procedencia, el índice de publicaciones del asesor, el año académico y la duración del residentado. En el análisis multivariado solo fue significativo: haber realizado tesis durante el pregrado (OR: 3,41; IC 95%: 1,18-9,79) y contar con un asesor con ? 2 promedio de publicaciones por año (OR: 3,21; IC 95%: 1,01-12,56). Conclusiones. Es baja la frecuencia de culminación de los proyectos de investigación en el residentado médico de la Facultad de Medicina de la UPCH y está asociada a que el médico residente haya realizado investigación durante el pregrado y que cuente con un asesor con elevado índice de publicación por año Abstract in english Objectives: To determine the frequency and associated factors with the completion of research projects done by medical residents. Materials and methods. A descriptive, retrospective and cross-sectional case series study was performed. The unit of analysis was the graduated medical resident during 20 [...] 10-2012. The archives of the School of Medicine of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) were used. Continuous and categorical variables were summarized in central tendency measures and frequencies, respectively. Factors were considered for medical residents with an approved project and that was or was not completed. Results. 217 medical residents were included in the sample. 32.7% (71/217) completed their project in the study period. Factors favoring the completion of the project were university of origin, the rate of publications of the advisor, academic year, and duration of residency. In the multivariate analysis, the only two significantly associated factors were having done a thesis during undergraduate studies (OR: 3.41; IC 95%: 1.18-9.79), and having an advisor with an average of ? 2.0 (OR: 3.21; IC 95%: 1.01-12.56) publications per year. Conclusions. The completion frequency of the research projects in medical residency of the School of Medicine of the UPCH is associated with whether the medical resident performed a research during his undergraduate studies and has an advisor with a high rate of publications per year

Ray, Ticse; Oscar, Pamo; Frine, Samalvides; Tania, Quispe.

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Factores asociados a la culminación del proyecto de investigación requerido para optar el título de especialista en una universidad peruana / Associated factors with the completion of research project required to obtain a specialist title in a peruvian university  

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Full Text Available SciELO Public Health | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Objetivos: Determinar la frecuencia y los factores asociados a la culminación del proyecto de investigación requerido para optar el título de especialista en una universidad peruana. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal. La unidad de análisis fue el médico residente egresado duran [...] te los años 2010-2012. Se revisó los archivos de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). Las variables continuas y categóricas fueron resumidas en medidas de tendencia central y frecuencias, respectivamente. Se compararon los factores presentes en los médicos residentes que teniendo su proyecto aprobado culminaron o no dicho proyecto. Resultados. Doscientos diecisiete médicos residentes cumplieron los criterios de inclusión y exclusión. El 32,7% (71/217) culminó su proyecto en el período mencionado. Los factores que favorecieron la culminación del proyecto fueron: la universidad de procedencia, el índice de publicaciones del asesor, el año académico y la duración del residentado. En el análisis multivariado solo fue significativo: haber realizado tesis durante el pregrado (OR: 3,41; IC 95%: 1,18-9,79) y contar con un asesor con 2 promedio de publicaciones por año (OR: 3,21; IC 95%: 1,01-12,56). Conclusiones. Es baja la frecuencia de culminación de los proyectos de investigación en el residentado médico de la Facultad de Medicina de la UPCH y está asociada a que el médico residente haya realizado investigación durante el pregrado y que cuente con un asesor con elevado índice de publicación por año Abstract in english Objectives: To determine the frequency and associated factors with the completion of research projects done by medical residents. Materials and methods. A descriptive, retrospective and cross-sectional case series study was performed. The unit of analysis was the graduated medical resident during 20 [...] 10-2012. The archives of the School of Medicine of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) were used. Continuous and categorical variables were summarized in central tendency measures and frequencies, respectively. Factors were considered for medical residents with an approved project and that was or was not completed. Results. 217 medical residents were included in the sample. 32.7% (71/217) completed their project in the study period. Factors favoring the completion of the project were university of origin, the rate of publications of the advisor, academic year, and duration of residency. In the multivariate analysis, the only two significantly associated factors were having done a thesis during undergraduate studies (OR: 3.41; IC 95%: 1.18-9.79), and having an advisor with an average of 2.0 (OR: 3.21; IC 95%: 1.01-12.56) publications per year. Conclusions. The completion frequency of the research projects in medical residency of the School of Medicine of the UPCH is associated with whether the medical resident performed a research during his undergraduate studies and has an advisor with a high rate of publications per year

Ray, Ticse; Oscar, Pamo; Frine, Samalvides; Tania, Quispe.

173

Project outline of high quality electron beam generation at Waseda University  

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High quality electron beam generation project has been started at Waseda University under the grant of Ministry of Education, named High-Tech Research Center Project. In the project, we will install a laser photo-cathode RF Gun system with 1.6 accelerating structure cells of s-band and a stabilized RF power source. This RF Gun is expected to produce single electron bunch up to 1 or 2nC with around 10ps pulse duration. (author)

2000-03-01

174

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 ...

2009-01-01

175

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.

2010-09-06

176

Advanced Energy Projects: FY 1993, Research summaries  

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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

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Advanced Energy Projects: FY 1993, Research summaries  

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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

1993-01-01

178

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

1997-10-16

179

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

180

The Ethnography of Controversy: An Analysis of the Abortion and Salvaging of a Research Project.  

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This paper presents an ethnographic analysis of a controversial research project, the Putaney Study, as an argument for the involvement of anthropologists in research that is perceived to be potentially controversial. A research team from Putaney University initiated a research project to document the fertility attitudes and practices of 600…

Whitehead, Tony Larry

 
 
 
 
181

A Case Study of Teaching Marketing Research Using Client-Sponsored Projects: Method, Challenges, and Benefits  

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This case study outlines the use of client-sponsored research projects in a quantitative postgraduate marketing research subject conducted in a 12-week semester in a research-intensive Australian university. The case study attempts to address the dearth of recent literature on client-sponsored research projects in the discipline of marketing.…

Bove, Liliana L.; Davies, W. Martin

2009-01-01

182

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.

1985-01-01

183

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

1985-01-01

184

Energy secretary's priorities include San Francisco area research projects  

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"Bay Area research labs got a big boost Monday when the Secretary of Energy unveiled his priorities for major research projects his agency hopes to fund over the next two decades. Among the agency's 28 top priorities are a major computer expansion and an experiment examining the expanding universe that could be housed at Lawrence Berkeley Lab and a powerful X-ray laser planned for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center" (1 page).

Widener, A

2003-01-01

185

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

186

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.

187

University-Industry Research Collaborations of Small-Medium Enterprises - An Insight from Japan  

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Full Text Available The intensity and extent of university-industry research collaborations (UIRCs are important for the support of small-medium enterprises (SMEs and the activities of economy since the rate of SMEs is high in the regional area such as Niigata except in the urban area in Japan. In this paper, Niigata, one of the areas in which SMEs are almost occupied, the joint research projects between the university and industry in Niigata University, schemes to joint research projects, and successful cases are discussed.

Kawasaki Kazumasa

2009-01-01

188

Reward Systems and NSF University Research Centers: The Impact of Tenure on University Scientists' Valuation of Applied and Commercially Relevant Research  

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Over the past three decades, U.S. science policy has shifted from decentralized support of small, investigator-initiated research projects to more centralized, block grant-based, multidisciplinary research centers. No matter one's take on the "revolutionary" nature of this shift, a major consequence is that university scientists, now more than…

Boardman, P. Craig; Ponomariov, Branco L.

2007-01-01

189

The Belgian Veterinary Project at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos  

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Full Text Available From 1990 to 1993, through a project of cooperation between the University of Gent and the University of the Philippines, a mobile veterinary clinic and diagnostic laboratory for swine diseases was established at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Los Banos, Philippines. This report describes the background of the project and its achievements in the field of extension services and research.

Van Aken, D.

1993-01-01

190

Bovine TB: Research project summary  

Mar 24, 2011 ... ... Vaccination · Pre-movement testing · TB statistics · TB Eradication Group ... The \\aim of this project was to provide blood serum samples from TB infected GB ... \\However, there are significant challenges to developing a serological test for ... \\one another as well as against the currently applied CMI tests (the ...

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The Indiana University proton radiation therapy project  

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A fixed horizontal beam line at the Indiana University cyclotron facility (IUCF) has been equipped for proton radiation therapy treatment of head, neck, and brain tumors. The complete system will be commissioned and ready to treat patients early in 1993. IUCF can produce external proton beams from 45 to 200 MeV in energy, which corresponds to a maximum range in water of 26 cm. Beam currents over 100 nA are easily attained, allowing dose rates in excess of 200 cGy/min, even for large fields. Beam spreading systems have been tested which provide uniform fields up to 20 cm in diameter. Range modulation is accomplished with a rotating acrylic device, which provides uniform depth dose distributions from 3 to 18 cm in extent. Tests have been conducted on detectors which monitor the beam position and current, and the dose symmetry. This report discusses those devices, as well as the cyclotron characteristics, measured beam properties, safety interlocks, computerized dose delivery/monitoring system, and future plans. (orig.)

1993-06-01

192

Using Community-Based Research Projects To Teach Research Methods.  

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Describes a community-based research project that collaborated with the police department to survey female residents' attitudes toward the role of the police in handling domestic violence cases. Explains that this project provided students with the opportunity to directly experience the research process early in their undergraduate psychology…

Chapdelaine, Andrea; Chapman, Barbara L.

1999-01-01

193

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)

2000-01-01

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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

195

Facilitating the University-Wide Research Response to Disasters: The Role of a University Research Office  

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On occasion, colleges and universities are confronted with natural or technological disasters that affect their communities or their constituents throughout the state. While these situations demand a coordinated institutional research response, administration and management of these endeavors are extremely complex. In this paper we discuss the…

Lee, Matthew R.; Berthelot, Ashley

2012-01-01

196

Energy from waste: research project summary report  

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The Southern Alberta Energy-from-Waste Alliance (SAEWA) is comprised of 16 members, all waste management authorities. The SAEWA gave important input to the Energy-from-Waste Research Project and formulated a series of recommendations for its implementation. Research efforts covered technological applications for recovering EFW materials and reducing reliance on landfills. This research project consisted of four phases each with a separate brief and the results of each of these project phases is summed up in this paper. Many different technologies were reviewed under the project. Based on the analyses of these various technologies, the report points out where there are potential risks and offers recommendations for present success and on into the future. The major findings of this research project deal with the following: waste supply, conversion technologies and energy recovery, emissions and controls, waste transport, permitting, siting and implementation and financial considerations.

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2011-09-15

197

Management and Automation Research Project.  

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This field research study was undertaken to develop information on the impact of technological change upon manufacturing management and closely allied technical support groups in process and process-related industries. Information was derived from 44 comp...

E. H. Burack T. J. McNichols

1968-01-01

198

Research projects of STUK 2003-2005  

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The primary goal of STUK, Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, is to protect man, society, environment and future generations from 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 2003 - 2005 summarizes 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 health effects of radiation. During 2003 - 2005 the main emphasis will be on research supporting the Finnish national environmental health action plan, and projects concerning the health risks of radiation, nuclear emergency preparedness and protection of biota. EU directives on radiation protection and medical radiation exposure also influence the course taken by the 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 networks involve well over 100 national and international partners. During 2003 - 2005 STUK is actively participating in the 6th framework research programmes of EC

2003-01-00

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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

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The Centre for Research into Higher Education at the University of Amsterdam (Centrum voor Onderzoek van het Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs, COWO).  

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Presents the aims of the University of Amsterdam's Center for Research into Higher Education and describes two projects: (1) PLATO Pilot Project Amsterdam, a university-wide program in computer-assisted instruction; and (2) "Exercise in Chemical Problem-Solving," computer simulations designed to aid students in developing problem-solving research…

Camstra, Bert

1981-01-01

 
 
 
 
201

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

202

DOE-University of Arizona Faculty Development Project. Final report  

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The DOE-University of Arizona Faculty Development Project on Energy successfully completed a faculty development program. There were three phases of the program consisting of: a three week energy workshop for teachers, participation and cooperation with Students for Safe Energy in presentation of an Alternative Energy Festival at the University of Arizona, and workshops for teachers conducted at Flowing Wells School District. Each of these is described. Attendees are listed and a director's evaluation of the workshop is given.

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1980-09-08

203

Research Projects: Earth and Environment  

...Zone and the earthquake cycle A New Generation of Geodynamo Models Core-mantle driving in geodynamo models Origin of Ultra-Low Velocity Zones at the ...Core-Mantle Boundary Rheological control of the dynamics of Earth's transition zoneGeodynamics and tectonics Earthquake hazard from 36-Cl exposure dating Faroe Islands Passive Seismic ...Visiting Fellowship Paradoxes, conundrums and gaps: ancient Pb and Os in refractory mantle domains Hydrothermal systems, thermal boundary layers and detachment faults in ...supervolcanoes Completed Projects 2013 Three- Dimensional Rotational Dynamics and Coupling of the Core-Mantle System2011 GESER Continental and oceanic upper mantle structure from seismic array ...

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Research Projects: Earth and Environment  

...DIAMET) SAMBBA ICE-ACCACIA BLOWSEA: Blowing snow and sea ice surfaces as a source of polar sea salt aerosol HiWinGS: High Wind Gas Exchange ...Study ACCACIA: Aerosol-Cloud Coupling and Climate Interactions in the Arctic ASIST : Air-Sea Interaction & Sea-spray in Typhoons WAGES : Waves ... Aerosol and Gas Exchange Study Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols SAMBBA GLOMAP Global Model of Aerosol Processes ACCACIA: Aerosol-Cloud Coupling and Climate Interactions in ...Exchange in the Arctic Boundary Layer (TEABL) UKCA The UK Chemistry and Aerosols Project NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling ESA CryoSat Mission ...

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Advanced energy projects FY 1997 research summaries  

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The mission of the Advanced Energy Projects (AEP) program is to explore the scientific feasibility of novel energy-related concepts that are high risk, in terms of scientific feasibility, yet have a realistic potential for a high technological payoff. The concepts supported by the AEP are typically at an early stage of scientific development. They often arise from advances in basic research and are premature for consideration by applied research or technology development programs. Some are based on discoveries of new scientific phenomena or involve exploratory ideas that span multiple scientific and technical disciplines which do not fit into an existing DOE program area. In all cases, the objective is to support evaluation of the scientific or technical feasibility of the novel concepts involved. Following AEP support, it is expected that each concept will be sufficiently developed to attract further funding from other sources to realize its full potential. Projects that involve evolutionary research or technology development and demonstration are not supported by AEP. Furthermore, research projects more appropriate for another existing DOE research program are not encouraged. There were 65 projects in the AEP research portfolio during Fiscal Year 1997. Eigheen projects were initiated during that fiscal year. This document consists of short summaries of projects active in FY 1997. Further information of a specific project may be obtained by contacting the principal investigator.

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1997-09-01

206

Commercialization of Research: A Case Study of Australian Universities.  

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Research commercialization is a crucial aspect of technological innovation and is a complex socio-economic and technological process. This paper explores the commercialization of university research, drawing on an empirical study of the development of research commercialization by Australian universities. The study addresses three main research…

Zhao, Fang

2004-01-01

207

Geothermal studies at the University of Utah Research Institute  

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The University of Utah Research Institute (WRI) is a self-supporting corporation organized in December 1972 under the Utah Non-Profit Corporation Association Act. Under its charter, the Institute is separate in its operations and receives no direct financial support from either the University of Utah or the State of Utah. The charter includes provisions for WRI to conduct both public and proprietary scientific work for governmental agencies, academic institutions, private industry, and individuals. WRI is composed of five divisions, shown in Figure 1: the Earth Science Laboratory (ESL), the Environmental Studies Laboratory (EVSL), the Center for Remote Sensing and Cartography (CRSC), the Engineering Technology Laboratory (ETL) and the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory (APL). The Earth Science Laboratory has a staff of geologists, geochemists and geophysicists who have a broad range of experience in geothermal research and field projects as well as in mineral and petroleum exploration. The Environmental Studies Laboratory offers a variety of technical services and research capabilities in the areas of air quality and visibility, acid precipitation, surface and groundwater contamination, and environmentally caused stress in vegetation. The Center for Remote Sensing and Cartography offers applied research and services with a full range of remote sensing and mapping capability, including satellite and airborne imagery processing and interpretation. The Engineering Technology Laboratory is currently studying the interaction of the human body with electromagnetic radiation. The Atmospheric Physics Laboratory is developing hygroscopic droplet growth theory and orographic seeding models for dispersal of fog.

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1988-07-01

208

Ada Transition Research Project (Phase 1).  

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The objective of this research project was the development of a design strategy using software engineering methodologies to transition STAMIS applications from COBOL to Ada. This is the final report outlining the reverse engineering and redesign strategie...

R. L. Hobbs J. J. Nealon R. Wassmuth

1990-01-01

209

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...

Lu Yang; Yanhua Cao; Lijun Zhang

2013-01-01

210

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 ...

211

NASA's Hypersonic Research Engine Project: A review  

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The goals of the NASA Hypersonic Research Engine (HRE) Project, which began in 1964, were to design, develop, and construct a high-performance hypersonic research ramjet/scramjet engine for flight tests of the developed concept over the speed range of Mach 4 to 8. The project was planned to be accomplished in three phases: project definition, research engine development, and flight test using the X-15A-2 research airplane, which was modified to carry hydrogen fuel for the research engine. The project goal of an engine flight test was eliminated when the X-15 program was canceled in 1968. Ground tests of full-scale engine models then became the focus of the project. Two axisymmetric full-scale engine models, having 18-inch-diameter cowls, were fabricated and tested: a structural model and combustion/propulsion model. A brief historical review of the project, with salient features, typical data results, and lessons learned, is presented. An extensive number of documents were generated during the HRE Project and are listed.

Andrews, Earl H.; Mackley, Ernest A.

1994-01-01

212

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 industriesâ?? 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

213

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

214

"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

215

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...

2012-01-01

216

Advanced energy projects: FY 1987 research summaries  

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This report contains brief summaries of all projects active in the Division of Advanced Energy Projects during Fiscal Year 1987 (October 1, 1986-September 30, 1987). The intent of this compilation is to provide a convenient means for quickly acquainting an interested reader with the program in Advanced Energy Projects. More detailed information on research activities in a particular project may be obtained by contacting directly the principal investigator. Some projects will have reached the end of their contract periods by the time this book appears, and will, therefore, no longer be active. Those cases in which work was completed in FY '87 are indicated by the footnote: Project completed. The annual funding level of each project is shown

1987-01-01

217

Can Public Research Universities Compete? Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.17.06  

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Many leaders of public research universities worry about falling behind private research universities at a time when private university finances have improved dramatically and state support for higher education has declined. In this paper, I provide grounds for a more optimistic view of the competitive position of public research universities. I…

Brint, Steven

2006-01-01

218

Research Status and Development of University Students’ Political Socialization  

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Full Text Available 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 for further research.

Xiaochuan Zhang

2013-04-01

219

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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Development of Research Projects in Advanced Laboratory  

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Advanced laboratory serves as a bridge spanning primary physics laboratory and scientific research or industrial activities for undergraduate students. Students not only study modern physics experiments and techniques but also acquire the knowledge of advanced instrumentation. It is of interest to encourage students using the knowledge into research projects at a later stage of the course. We have designed several scientific projects for advanced laboratory to promote student's abilities of independent research. Students work as a team to select the project and search literatures, to perform experiments, and to give presentations. During the research project, instructor only provides necessary equipment for the project without any pre-knowledge of results, giving students a real flavor of scientific research. Our initial attempt has shown some interesting results. We found that students showed a very strong motivation in these projects, and student performances exceeded our expectation. Almost all the students in our first batch of the course have now joined graduate school in Physics and Materials Science. In the future we will also arrange graduate students working with undergraduate students to build a collaborative environment. In addition, a more comprehensive method will be used to evaluate student achievements.

Yu, Ping; Guha, Suchi

2008-04-01

 
 
 
 
221

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

1985-01-01

222

INFORMATION LITERACY IN PORTUGAL: SOME RESULTS OF A RESEARCH PROJECT  

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Full Text Available 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 prepared in terms of information competences, in three different moments, i.e., prior to the university, during the university frequency period and at the end of the university degree. The inter and transdiscisplinary approach between the Education, Cognitive Sciences and Information Science are clearly stated in the epistemological and theoretical model that supports it, profiting of the interaction between information needs produced in the educational context and the student’s informational universe and its dynamics, without forgetting to consider the connections of student’s informational behavior with their personal and social context and demands. The study will be performed on a national scale, in order to allow comparisons between regions with different development levels. The sample will include students from both study cycles. The methodology used in this study will be divided in two areas, qualitative and quantitative research. The qualitative research will permit to obtain precious indicators about the students’ information behavior, expectations, needs and use of information. The indicators obtained in qualitative research will be used to design questionnaires, which will to be performed in 17 high schools and 17 universities, with an estimated sample of approximately 2000 students. The final result of this research will be the design of an informational behavior map, at the university level, and the development of a model concerning the promotion of information competences in Portuguese university students.

Armando Malheiro da Silva

2008-06-01

223

University Teacher Educators' Research Engagement: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia  

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This paper examines university teacher educators' engagement with and in educational research. Survey results collected from eighty-two teacher educators at a leading university in Saudi Arabia pointed to modest levels of research activity and also suggested that these individuals held largely technical views of what research is. Their assessments…

Borg, Simon; Alshumaimeri, Yousif

2012-01-01

224

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 explanation e...

Robert Marc Friedman

2012-01-01

225

"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 explanation emerged...

Friedman, Robert Marc

2012-01-01

226

"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 explanation emerged...

Friedman, Robert Marc

2012-01-01

227

Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Adult Education (Australian National University, August 22-26, 1969). Volume 2. Recent Projects in Adult Education. Research in Adult Education.  

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The papers in this volume were presented at the ninth annual conference of the Australian Association of Adult Education. Included in the program of the conference were discussions on "Recent Projects in Adult Education" and "Research in Adult Education." These were dealt with by two syndicates which met throughout the conference and presented…

Australian Association of Adult Education.

228

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

2009-01-01

229

California Central Coast Research Partnership: Building Relationships, Partnerships, and Paradigms for University-Industry Research Collaboration.  

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The primary purpose of this project is to carry out research and development projects and build research capacity in areas of interest to the Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research. Research areas include nanotechnology; smart materials; c...

C. Birdsong D. Arakaki N. Adams S. C. Opava T. Bensky

2009-01-01

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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

1994-01-01

231

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

232

Improving my practice as a facilitator of learning while using learner-centred approaches to teaching and learning:an action research project carried at the section of Technological studies, Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Kyambogo University, Uganda  

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This thesis is a documentation of a study I carried out in attempt to improve my practice as a teacher through use of learner centred approaches learning focusing on Experiential and Cooperative learning while working with teacher trainees at Kyambogo University. My exposure to learner centred approaches (LCA) during my study at HiOA created in me a desire to make a shift from delivering content to facilitating learning and knowledge creation; a source of my motivation to research into my pra...

Kyarizi, Lovance

2012-01-01

233

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.)

1996-01-01

234

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.)

1980-01-01

235

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

236

Getting Religion in the Public Research University  

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In this article, the author states that The University of Michigan has been at the forefront of efforts to create a campus learning environment in which all students, faculty, and staff feel respected and valued. In two widely publicized cases decided in 2003, the university defended its affirmative action policies before the U.S. Supreme Court on…

Kaplan, Matthew L.

2006-01-01

237

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)

2011-01-01

238

"Interventions for Promoting Research Knowledge Translation: Selection and Grading of Research Projects for Decision Makers"  

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Full Text Available "nResearch-based knowledge transfer is considered an important principle in health. The status of knowledge transfer was studied in earlier studies and accordingly certain interventions were designed on the basis of its weaknesses. The idea was to design an algorithm for selection of research projects which are legible for knowledge transfer."nUsing literature review, grading of research projects was examined for its design and methodology. A decision was then made on the method of grading projects using relevant expert opinions. In the next stage, considering the validity of the aforementioned grading, and contextual examination, an algorithm was designed to define the method of selecting projects and their result transfer."nSince articles usually don't convey all the research findings, and don't reach decision makers on time, article writing doesn't seem sufficient for knowledge transfer. It is therefore necessary to adopt a mechanism that will convey valid research findings to target audiences. The algorithm presented in this article will help research authorities systematically decide about selecting research projects for knowledge transfer. Evaluation of this intervention was suggested for future researches. The results of this study can be beneficial to research policy makers in the university.

Saharnaz Nedjat

2009-05-01

239

Some observations in university participation in nuclear engineering research  

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A general discussion is presented on the kinds of problem which with suitable co-ordination would form appropriate topics for university research. R and D work can be done in-house, or with an industrial contractor, or with a university or polytechnic. The criteria are examined. Involvement by universities and polytechnics, and topics and location, are considered further. (U.K.)

1980-09-19

240

EPRI condenser-related research projects  

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This special report summarizes the research projects EPRI has funded through 1981 relating to steam surface condensers in electric power plants. Divided into sections according to the type of issue addressed, the first section presents general projects identifying causes of condenser failures. The following sections deal with studies on air and water in leakage control, erosion-corrosion control, leak detection, biofouling and scaling, engineering design, nondestructive evaluation techniques, and special issues of closed-cycle cooling systems

1981-01-01

 
 
 
 
241

Project for a renewable energy research centre  

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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 syst...

2011-01-01

242

The Fermilab Project-X Research Program  

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Fermilab has been working with the international particle physics and nuclear physics communities to explore and develop research programs possible with a new high intensity proton source known as 'Project-X'. Project X will provide multi-megawatt proton beams from the Fermilab Main Injector over the energy range 60-120 GeV, simultaneous with multi-megawatt protons beams at 3 GeV with very flexible beam-timing characteristics. The Project-X research program includes world leading sensitivity in long-baseline neutrino experiments, neutrino scattering experiments, a rich program of ultra-rare muon and kaon decays, opportunities for nextgeneration electric dipole moment experiments and other nuclear/particle physics probes that reach far beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. The sensitivity and future prospects of these lines of research are discussed.

2010-06-21

243

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.)

244

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

1994-01-01

245

Research and Knowledge Transfer Officer (Energy), University of ...  

Jun 7, 2013 ... The University of Birmingham is seeking a Research and Knowledge ... direction \\and priority of Research and Knowledge Transfer activities through ... including \\the evaluation of broader political, economic and social trends ...

246

Critics within and without Academe Assail Professors at Research Universities.  

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Intense scrutiny of research university faculty by legislators, college presidents and deans, and others is focusing on professors' autonomy, evaluation, and the balance between research and teaching responsibilities. Economic pressures are compounding the concern over professional and institutional autonomy. (MSE)

Mooney, Carolyn J.

1992-01-01

247

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

248

Research Fellow, Co-design of Learning Energy Systems, University ...  

Sep 20, 2013 ... This project will develop a collective 'Learning Energy System' involving people, \\objects, data and machines, within a school community. ... Science Technology \\and Innovation Studies within the University of ... Environment.

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University research and scientific education programs of the US Department of Energy  

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Annually, the Department supports an average of 350 postdoctoral researchers who conduct full-time research at the major DOE laboratories. The Department also supports 3000 to 3500 graduate students each year on university research projects. Twelve hundred undergraduate science and engineering students are supported each summer in both research and instructional programs at over 30 DOE laboratories and contractor facilities. DOE also supports programs and activities involving secondary school science teachers and students.

1986-09-01

250

Research on Religious Dissemination in Universities  

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Full Text Available Dissemination of religion is a serious challenge to the management of universities in our country. According to the literature review, authors of this article sort out the proportion of students in part of universities who have religious beliefs, and get the result that the proportion of such students is approximately ten percent. In the mean time, the authors made a deep analysis of features religious dissemination in the dissemination subject, dissemination mode and dissemination means. It is found that Christianity has become the subject of religious the dissemination in universities, mass communication has turned to be the major means and platform for religions to be disseminated in universities and such interpersonal dissemination forms as "family gathering", indirect contact and E-mail, etc, have become the primary forms of religious dissemination. Furthermore, they pointed out, leaders of universities should attach great importance to modernization, concealment and diversification of religious dissemination in universities and try to deal with them as the circumstances may require.

Hong Huo

2010-09-01

251

Inventory of Active Water Resources Research Projects in North Carolina, July 1, 1970.  

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The report summarizes all water-related studies and research currently underway in North Carolina. It includes federal and state agencies, private industry, and all of the State's senior colleges and universities. Project summaries include organization, i...

1970-01-01

252

Inventory of Active Water Resources Research Projects in North Carolina, July 1, 1972.  

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All water-related studies and research currently underway in North Carolina are summarized. Project conducted by federal and state agencies, private industry, and all of the State's senior colleges and universities are included. Summaries include organiza...

1972-01-01

253

Inventory of Active Water Resources Research Projects in North Carolina, July 1, 1971.  

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The report summarizes all water-related studies and research currently underway in North Carolina. It includes federal and state agencies, private industry, and all of the State's senior colleges and universities. Project summaries include organization, i...

1971-01-01

254

Inventory of Active Water Resources Research Projects in North Carolina, January 1976.  

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This report summarizes all water-related studies and research currently underway in North Carolina. It includes federal and state agencies, private industry, and all of the state's senior colleges and universities. Project summaries include organization, ...

D. H. Howells

1976-01-01

255

Inventory of Active Water Resources Research Projects in North Carolina, January 1, 1974.  

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This report summarizes all water-related studies and research currently underway in North Carolina. It includes federal and state agencies, private industry, and all of the State's senior colleges and universities. Project summaries include organization, ...

1974-01-01

256

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 i...

Abramovsky, L.; Harrison, R.; Simpson, H.

2007-01-01

257

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

258

The International Space University's variable gravity research facility design  

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A manned mission to Mars will require long travel times between Earth and Mars. However, exposure to long-duration zero gravity is known to be harmful to the human body. Some of the harmful effects are loss of heart and lung capacity, inability to stand upright, muscular weakness and loss of bone calcium. A variable gravity research facility (VGRF) that would be placed in low Earth orbit (LEO) was designed by students of the International Space University 1989 Summer Session held in Strasbourg, France, to provide a testbed for conducting experiments in the life and physical sciences in preparation for a mission to Mars. This design exercise was unique because it addressed all aspects concerning a large space project. The VGRF design was described which was developed by international participants specializing in the following areas: the politics of international cooperation, engineering, architecture, in-space physiology, material and life science experimentation, data communications, business, and management.

Bailey, Sheila G.; Chiaramonte, Francis P.; Davidian, Kenneth J.

1991-01-01

259

International Space University variable gravity research facility design  

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A manned mission to Mars will require long travel times between Earth and Mars. However, exposure to long-duration zero gravity is known to be harmful to the human body. Some of the harmful effects are loss of heart and lung capacity, inability to stand upright, muscular weakness, and loss of bone calcium. A variable gravity research facility (VGRF) that will be placed in low Earth orbit (LEO) was designed by students of the International Space University 1989 Summer Session held in Strasbourg, France, to provide a testbed for conducting experiments in the life and physical sciences in preparation for a mission to Mars. This design exercise was unique because it addressed all aspects concerning a large space project. This report describes the VGRF design that was developed by international participants specializing in the following areas: the politics of international cooperation; engineering, architecture; in-space physiological, materials, and life science experimentation; data communications; and business and management.

Bailey, Sheila G.; Chiaramonte, Francis P.; Davidian, Kenneth J.

1994-03-01

260

???????????????? Female University Teachers Gender Role Conflict Research  

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Full Text Available ?????????????????????????528???????????????????????????1 ?16.5%?????????????????????????67%????????????16.5%?????????????2 ????????????6%?????????????58%??????????????36%??????????????????3 ????????????????????????????(r = ?0.190???????????????????(r = 0.570????????????????(r = 0.242??????????????(r = 0.482?4 ?91%????????????????????????????9%?????????????95%?????????????????????????5%?????????????85%?????????????????????????????15%???????????5 ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????15%???????? self female university teachers gender role questionnaire, conduct a survey of 528 Anhui Province, part of the college female teachers, the statistical analysis found that: 1 16.5% of female university teachers often feel the family and conflicts and contradictions between the cause of 67% of female university teachers sometimes feel, 16.5% have never felt the conflicts and contradictions; 2 In the conflict between career and family, 6% of female university teachers to choose a career, 58% of female university teachers selected families, and 36% of female teachers selected in any case have both; 3 The feeling of living conditions of its choice between the family business conflict into a negative correlation (r = ?0.190, the choice of the individual goal planning and conflict positively correlated (r = 0.570, self-evaluation and conflict choice in a positive correlation (r = 0.242, the cause of the pursuit of conflict choice into a positive correlation (r = 0.482; 4 91% of female university teachers ideal companion and reality between partners fully comply with or meet the basic, 9% of the female teachers that are quite different. 95% of female university teachers ideal family and real family fully comply with or meet the basic 5% of female teachers think that there are large differences. 85% of female university teachers the ideal gender characteristics, and the reality of gender characteristics fully comply with or meet the basic 15% of female teachers there is a big difference; 5 The majority of female university teachers ideal partner and reality companion, ideal for families, and the reality of family, the ideal gender characteristics, and the reality of gender traits standards are basically the same, but the ideal of female university teachers sex characteristics and the reality of gender traits differences in the proportion of higher 15% think there is a big difference.

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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.

262

Implementation and Outcomes of Online Self and Peer Assessment on Group Based Honours Research Projects  

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Honours research projects in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide are run with small groups of students working with an academic supervisor in a chosen area for one year. The research project is mainly self-directed study, which makes it very difficult to fairly assess the contribution of…

Wu, Chengqing; Chanda, Emmanuel; Willison, John

2014-01-01

263

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

264

Research position available at Case Western Reserve University Medical School  

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A biochemistry lab in Case Western Reserve University Medical School (www.cwru.edu) seeks qualified Iranian medical graduates for a number of research assistant positions. Case Western Reserve University and the affiliated Cleveland Clinic are the 7th largest biomedical research facility in the United States. The university is located in a safe and friendly neighborhood (www.universitycircle.org) in Cleveland, Ohio, in North East United States. Cleveland (www.travelcleveland.com), a city of t...

2003-01-01

265

A nursing department faculty-mentored research project.  

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Faculty must meet academic expectations for retention, tenure, and promotion by demonstrating accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and service. With fewer than 50% of nursing faculty currently holding a doctorate, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing acknowledges that master's-prepared nurses comprise a significant proportion of current and future faculty. With most of the more than 675 baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States in non-research-intensive universities, junior faculty have limited opportunities to work with experienced nurse researchers and many have limited experience planning, designing, or conducting research. To support the scholarly activities of new faculty, the authors developed a model for implementing collaborative faculty-mentored research projects in a small baccalaureate nursing program. This model encourages and supports both senior and junior faculty in conducting and publishing research. PMID:21135683

Martin, Carolyn T; Hodge, Margaret

2011-01-01

266

Microarray Research Group Projects, 2010–11  

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Members of the MARG will discuss our research projects: Comparison of microarray and deep sequencing platforms for microRNA profiling, Performance of a synthetic human microRNA reference panel, Participation in the SEQC Sequencing Quality Control consortium, and RNA-Seq profiling of environmental samples exposed to the Gulf oil spill.

Reyero-vinas, N. G.; Jafari, N.; Baldwin, D.

2011-01-01

267

Performance Metrics Research Project - Final Report  

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NREL began work for DOE on this project to standardize the measurement and characterization of building energy performance. NREL's primary research objectives were to determine which performance metrics have greatest value for determining energy performance and to develop standard definitions and methods of measuring and reporting that performance.

Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.

2005-10-01

268

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

269

Polarimetry research at the University of Florida  

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The advent of large (8m or larger) telescopes along with the new breed of mid-IR instrumentation opens a new window to diffraction-limited investigations of the nature of faint or crowded field astronomical objects at mid-IR wavelengths, such as young stars or dust enshrouded AGN. CanariCam, nearing completion at the University of Florida for the 10m GranTeCan telescope, will offer for the first time in the mid-IR, a dual beam polarimetry mode. We also discuss the capabilities of the University of Florida's laboratory for polarimetric simulations of light scattering by dust particles

2004-10-15

270

The Concept of Research University: The Implementation in the Context of Malaysian University System  

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‘Innovate or perish’. Universities in this age have evolved far beyond the traditional settings where university was an institution for disseminating knowledge, but today university has been running the role of country’s innovation excellence where it has become a place for disseminating and producing knowledge as well as commercializing their research output which contributed largely to the country’s economic development. Thus this paper highlight the development of research universi...

Nasiibah Ramli; Zainol, Zinatul A.; Junaidi Abdul Aziz; Hasani Mohd. Ali; Jady Hassim; Wan Mohd. Hirwani Wan Hussein; Ruzian Markom; Wan Siti Adibah Wan Dahalan; Noor Inayah Yaakob

2013-01-01

271

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.

1997-01-01

272

Research and University-Industry Interaction.  

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This issue is devoted to a report on engineering college research. The results of a survey of 209 colleges of engineering are presented. Information is presented on the officers, number of faculty, graduate degree requirements, extension centers for graduate study, library, research areas, and research expenditures. (BB)

Coberly, Camden A.

1979-01-01

273

Minnesota Agripower Project, Task IV research report  

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Economic analysis is being conducted by the Department of Applied Economics in support of Minnesota Alfalfa Producer`s development of alfalfa as a dedicated biomass feedstock for energy production. University Researchers have assisted in the development and implementation of inventory control systems and procedures. This report lists the tasks for which researchers are currently finalizing economic analysis. The tasks encompass three main areas: (1) optimization of feedstock transportation system, (2) analysis of market potential for new alfalfa products, and (3) total systems analysis.

Fruin, J.; Tiffany, D.

1997-10-30

274

Outline of criticality safety research project  

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As the power generation capacity of LWRs in Japan increased, the establishment and development of nuclear fuel cycle have become the important subject. Conforming to the safety research project of the nation, the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute has advanced the project of constructing a new research facility, that is, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Research Facility (NUCEF). In this facility, it is planned to carry out the research on criticality safety, upgraded reprocessing techniques, and the treatment and disposal of transuranium element wastes. In this paper, the subjects of criticality safety research and the research carried out with a criticality safety experiment facility which is expected to be installed in the NUCEF are briefly reported. The experimental data obtained from the criticality safety handbooks and published literatures in foreign countries are short of the data on the mixture of low enriched uranium and plutonium which is treated in the reprocessing of spent fuel from LWRs. The acquisition of the criticality data for various forms of fuel, the elucidation of the scenario of criticality accidents, and the soundness of the confinement system for gaseous fission products and plutonium are the main subjects. The Static Criticality Safety Facility, Transient Criticality Safety Facility and pulse column system are the main facilities. (Kako, I.).

Kobayashi, Iwao; Tachimori, Shoichi; Suzaki, Takenori; Takeshita, Isao; Miyoshi, Yoshinori; Nakajima, Ken; Sakurai, Satoshi; Yanagisawa, Hiroshi

1987-11-01

275

Outline of criticality safety research project  

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As the power generation capacity of LWRs in Japan increased, the establishment and development of nuclear fuel cycle have become the important subject. Conforming to the safety research project of the nation, the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute has advanced the project of constructing a new research facility, that is, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Research Facility (NUCEF). In this facility, it is planned to carry out the research on criticality safety, upgraded reprocessing techniques, and the treatment and disposal of transuranium element wastes. In this paper, the subjects of criticality safety research and the research carried out with a criticality safety experiment facility which is expected to be installed in the NUCEF are briefly reported. The experimental data obtained from the criticality safety handbooks and published literatures in foreign countries are short of the data on the mixture of low enriched uranium and plutonium which is treated in the reprocessing of spent fuel from LWRs. The acquisition of the criticality data for various forms of fuel, the elucidation of the scenario of criticality accidents, and the soundness of the confinement system for gaseous fission products and plutonium are the main subjects. The Static Criticality Safety Facility, Transient Criticality Safety Facility and pulse column system are the main facilities. (Kako, I.)

1987-01-01

276

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 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.)

2009-01-00

277

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 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.)

Salomaa, S.; Sulonen, N. (eds.)

2011-07-01

278

Creating a "Third Space" in the Context of a University-School Partnership: Supporting Teacher Action Research and the Research Preparation of Doctoral Students  

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The focus of the Education Works Personalization Project was to facilitate teams of teacher action researchers whose goal was to personalize their teaching with the support of university partners including doctoral students in education. The subsequent apprentice-like research experience within this university-school partnership provided an…

Arhar, Joanne; Niesz, Tricia; Brossmann, Jeanette; Koebley, Sarah; O'Brien, Katherine; Loe, David; Black, Felicia

2013-01-01

279

University Knowledge Management Tool for Academic Research Activity Evaluation  

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Full Text Available The implementation of an efficient university knowledge management system involves the de-velopment of several software tools that assist the decision making process for the three main activities of a university: teaching, research, and management. Artificial intelligence provides a variety of techniques that can be used by such tools: machine learning, data mining, text mining, knowledge based systems, expert systems, case-based reasoning, decision support systems, intelligent agents etc. In this paper it is proposed a generic structure of a university knowledge management system, and it is presented an expert system, ACDI_UPG, developed for academic research activity evaluation, that can be used as a decision support tool by the university knowledge management system for planning future research activities according to the main objectives of the university and of the national / international academic research funding organizations.

Mihaela OPREA

2011-01-01

280

Research in information managment at Dublin City University  

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The Information Management Group at Dublin City University has research themes such as digital multimedia, interoperable systems and database engineering. In the area of digital multimedia, a collaboration with our School of Electronic Engineering has formed the Centre for Digital Video Processing, a university designated research centre whose aim is to research, develop and evaluate content-based operations on digital video information. To achieve this goal, the range of expertise in this ce...

Roantree, Mark; Smeaton, Alan F.

2002-01-01

 
 
 
 
281

Clinical Research In The International Medical University  

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Full Text Available Clinical research refers to any field ofresearch involving human subjects. Clinicians asresearchers are well placed in contributing to research asthey have access to human subjects and are able to applyresearch results for better patient outcome. The need forclinician-scientists as a dedicated breed is henceimplied. Clinical research has low priority in the agendaof academic clinicians for various reasons. Strategies toovercome such a malady include training in researchmethodology and creating a permissive environment forthe conduct of research. The IMU has introducedseveral measures to enhance clinical research and has avibrant postgraduate program. The BMedSc programmehas seen an increase in MBBS students taking thisdegree. Research is part of the curriculum before theSemester 7 examinations. Clinicians have beenincreasingly seen to be involved in research. Theenhancement of clinical research through encouragingformal clinical research training and development of theMBBS-PhD programs could further enhance clinicalresearch at the IMU. Attention to logistic constraints,improvement in collaboration with the CRC-MOH andother agencies and the close working relationship withscientists will propel clinical research to higher levels.

Sivalingam Nalliah

2008-12-01

282

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 the industry to devise target strategies to improve the growth and performance of UIJRPTT. (author)

2011-02-01

283

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 the industry to devise target strategies to improve the growth and performance of UIJRPTT. (author)

Sugandhavanija, Pornpimol; Sukchai, Sukruedee; Ketjoy, Nipon [School of Renewable Energy Technology (SERT), Naresuan University, Phitsanulok (Thailand); Klongboonjit, Sakol [Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut' s University of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok (Thailand)

2011-02-15

284

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

285

Research Administration in Jesuit Colleges and Universities.  

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Twenty-eight Jesuit colleges were surveyed regarding their research policies and procedures in six categories: professional background information (administrators), administrative organization, useful periodicals, useful reference tools, computer applications, and research environment. This and median grant fiscal information for 1979 are…

Miner, Lynn E.

1982-01-01

286

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

287

The Global Interaction Research Initiative at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark  

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This showcase paper describes the Global Interaction Research Initiative â?? GIRI â?? recently inaugurated at the IT University of Copenhagen. It presents the motivation for this initiative, namely that the use of information technology is the core enabling factor for global collaboration and business. We argue that there is a fundamental need for understanding and providing next generation technologies for this ultra large-scale interaction paradigm. GIRI is organizing around a set of research themes and projects, focusing on different application areas. Themes and projects are loosely coupled in the sense that each research project is defined in its own right with a specific set of challenges, vision, approach, partners, and funding scheme. At the time of writing, GIRI has 3 research themes and are hosting 6 projects, but these numbers are expected to increase as GIRI grows. GIRI is an open initiative, and we invite other researchers to join.

Bardram, Jakob Eyvind; Bjørn, Pernille

2011-01-01

288

University of Michigan lecture archiving and related activities of the U-M ATLAS Collaboratory Project  

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Large scientific collaborations as well as universities have a growing need for multimedia archiving of meetings and courses. Collaborations need to disseminate training and news to their wide-ranging members, and universities seek to provide their students with more useful studying tools. The University of Michigan ATLAS Collaboratory Project has been involved in the recording and archiving of multimedia lectures since 1999. Our software and hardware architecture has been used to record events for CERN, ATLAS, many units inside the University of Michigan, Fermilab, the American Physical Society and the International Conference on Systems Biology at Harvard. Until 2006 our group functioned primarily as a tiny research/development team with special commitments to the archiving of certain ATLAS events. In 2006 we formed the MScribe project, using a larger scale, and highly automated recording system to record and archive eight University courses in a wide array of subjects. Several robotic carts are wheeled around campus by unskilled student helpers to automatically capture and post to the Web audio, video, slides and chalkboard images. The advances the MScribe project has made in automation of these processes, including a robotic camera operator and automated video processing, are now being used to record ATLAS Collaboration events, making them available more quickly than before and enabling the recording of more events

2008-07-01

289

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

290

Advanced energy projects FY 1983 research summaries  

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This Division supports exploratory research on novel concepts related to energy. The research is usually aimed at establishing the scientific feasibility of a concept and, where appropriate, also at estimating its economic viability. Because projects supported inevitably involve a high degree of risk, an indication of a high potential payoff is required. An immediate, specific application of the concept is not an absolute prerequisite for consideration; thus, for example, proposers of schemes leading to the development of x-ray lasers are not required to justify their proposals by discussing potential applications of such lasers. The concepts supported are typically at too early a stage of scientific verification to qualify for funding by DOE programs responsible for technology development. Where doubt exists, such programs are consulted, prior to proposal consideration by AEP, in order to establish their possible interest in the project

1983-01-01

291

Energy Research at Stanford University, 1982.  

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Research programs are described in the areas of: applied earth sciences, applied physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, economics, electrical engineering, engineering-economic systems, medicine, food, geology, geophysics, business, e...

1982-01-01

292

CENTER FOR CLIMATIC RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE  

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The synoptic climatology group performs research into a variety of applied climatological issues that affect humans and other organisms around the world. Synoptic climatology is essentially an holistic approach to weather and climate. Synoptic climatologists attempt to characteri...

293

Update on the NSF PAARE Project at South Carolina State University  

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We summarize the progress made over the past six years of “A Partnership in Observational and Computational Astronomy (POCA)”. This NSF-funded project is part of the “Partnerships in Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and Education (PAARE)" program. Our partnership includes South Carolina State University (a Historically Black College/University), Clemson University (a Ph.D. granting institution) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. We summarize the results to date of our ongoing ground and space-based study of RV Tauri and Semiregular variables. We also examine our work on two unusual stars, R Coronae Borealis and XX Oph. The research on our Kepler objects is nearing completion and includes new international collaborators. We have developed 2 new cosmology labs and 5 new web simulations in the past year. These are being used in the science classes at South Carolina State University and are available to the community at our website listed below. Our success and the challenge of recruiting and retaining underrepresented students into the field as physics majors at South Carolina State University is reviewed. We recently graduated from Clemson a POCA student with a M.S. in astronomy who has since continued on for a Ph.D. in a related field, while another underrepresented student continues toward her Ph.D. in astronomy. Support for the POCA project is provided by the NSF PAARE program to South Carolina State University under award AST-0750814 as well as resources and support provided by Clemson University and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. Support for the Kepler observations is provided by NASA to South Carolina State University under awards NNX11AB82G and NNX13AC24G. Additional details can be found at: http://physics.scsu.edu/paare/

Walter, Donald K.; Brittain, S. D.; Cash, J.; Hartmann, D.; Hinkle, K. H.; Howell, S. B.; King, J. R.; Leising, M. D.; Mighell, K. J.; Smith, D. M.

2014-01-01

294

Researching Cultures in the Convergence’s University (Introduction  

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Full Text Available This issue of the Revista Electrónica Interuniversitaria de Formación del Profesorado (REIFOP offers a range of articles focused on the plurality of researchs in the Spanish university, in times of reforms and Europe Convergence.The authors of the articles are university professors who carry out their academic activity at Spanish and Foreing universities: Leiden, Salamanca, Haifa, Valladolid, Madrid, Huesca, Gerona, Málaga, Barcelona, Extremadura, Gipuzkoa, Granada y Huelva.

Henar Rodríguez Navarro

2009-10-01

295

The integration of research information sources at university level  

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At the University of Bergen, a new system for documenting current research (CRIS) in administration and strategic planning is under development. There are several motivation factors behind the new system development, one major factor being the present revision of university budgeting strategies by our national authorities. The new system will integrate several needs of information and will have users both at different levels at the university and on national level. The system has been devel...

Ohm, Cecilie; Revheim, Johanne-berit; Hauge, Jostein H.

2001-01-01

296

Research ranking of top ten Canadian universities in economics  

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In this paper, I have provided a research ranking of ten top Canadian economics departments. The ranking is based on journal publications in a core set of 63 journals between1997 and 2007. The result shows that the top three departments in Canada are in the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and University of Montreal. Comparisons of my results with rankings from other literature or rankings based on different criteria suggest that the relative positions of the top three Ca...

Wang, Peng

2009-01-01

297

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research  

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Purdue is an interdisciplinary cancer research center. Its mission is to promote discovery in the areas of biological phenomena, new chemical entities, and newtechnology that leads to the development of innovative instrumentation, new diagnostic tools, and noveltherapeutics. By studying cancers at the cellular level, researchers are discovering how such diseases develop, progress, and respond to treatment. The goal is to find ways to detect cancer sooner and treat it more effectively.

298

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

299

Development project of laser nuclear fusion at Osaka University  

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This paper is described on the brief review of laser nuclear fusion study. By using high power laser beam, it is possible to compress fuel pellets in a fusion reactor and produce high density plasma. The Lawson condition, which is required to produce nuclear fusion energy, can be satisfied by producing high density plasma. The estimated power of laser system, which is required from the Lawson condition, is about 100 kJ when the compression of pellets can be achieved. The self-heating by emitted alpha particles may be caused. In USA, a system of 10 kJ power was completed, and the construction of 100 kJ laser systems was started. A project to aim at the break-even condition of a fusion reactor started in Japan from 1980. The center of the project is Osaka University. When the beam power reaches to 100 kJ, the break-even may be obtained. (Kato, T.)

1980-01-01

300

UNIVERSITY TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH-HIGH EFFICIENCY ENGINES AND TURBINES (UTSR-HEET)  

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In 2002, the U S Department of Energy established a cooperative agreement for a program now designated as the University Turbine Systems (UTSR) Program. As stated in the cooperative agreement, the objective of the program is to support and facilitate development of advanced energy systems incorporating turbines through a university research environment. This document is the first annual, technical progress report for the UTSR Program. The Executive Summary describes activities for the year of the South Carolina Institute for Energy Studies (SCIES), which administers the UTSR Program. Included are descriptions of: Outline of program administrative activities; Award of the first 10 university research projects resulting from a year 2001 RFP; Year 2002 solicitation and proposal selection for awards in 2003; Three UTSR Workshops in Combustion, Aero/Heat Transfer, and Materials; SCIES participation in workshops and meetings to provide input on technical direction for the DOE HEET Program; Eight Industrial Internships awarded to higher level university students; Increased membership of Performing Member Universities to 105 institutions in 40 states; Summary of outreach activities; and a Summary table describing the ten newly awarded UTSR research projects. Attachment A gives more detail on SCIES activities by providing the monthly exceptions reports sent to the DOE during the year. Attachment B provides additional information on outreach activities for 2002. The remainder of this report describes in detail the technical approach, results, and conclusions to date for the UTSR university projects.

Lawrence P. Golan; Richard A. Wenglarz; William H. Day

2003-03-01

 
 
 
 
301

International Collaborations between Research Universities: Experiences and Best Practices  

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The world science scenario has observed, in recent years, an important transformation. With the advent of fairly complete publication databases and the improvement of the Internet a number of world university rankings were created, with a clear bias towards research universities. Also, a new field of scientometrics has been developed, and recent…

Knobel, Marcelo; Simoes, Tania Patricia; de Brito Cruz, Carlos Henrique

2013-01-01

302

Comparing Research and Teaching in University Promotion Criteria  

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This article categorises the different criteria and weightings used to determine promotions in UK universities. The criteria were analysed to determine the extent to which they recognise research and teaching equally as evidence for promotion. The results show that universities have largely adopted formal parity in the criteria for senior and…

Parker, Jonathan

2008-01-01

303

Theoretical high energy physics research at the University of Chicago  

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This report discusses research being done at the University of Chicago in High Energy Physics. Some topic covered are: CP violation; intermediate vector bosons; string models; supersymmetry; and rare decay of kaons

1990-01-01

304

Green energy and hydrogen research at University of Waterloo  

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This paper summarises Green Energy and Hydrogen Research at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Green energy includes solar, wind, bio fuels, hydrogen economy and conventional energy sources with carbon dioxide sequestration

2006-10-19

305

Theoretical high energy physics research at the University of Chicago  

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This report discusses research being done at the University of Chicago in High Energy Physics. Some topic covered are: CP violation; intermediate vector bosons; string models; supersymmetry; and rare decay of kaons. (LSP)

Rosner, J.L.; Martinec, E.J.; Sachs, R.G.

1990-09-01

306

Minister Pratt welcomes new Canada Research Chair at Carleton University  

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"The Honourable David Pratt, Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, today congratulated Carleton University on receiving $638,405 in funding to support a new Canada Research Chair" (1 page)

2004-01-01

307

Integrative Research in the University Context: Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, the Australian National University  

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At a time of increasing interest and advocacy in integrated and policy-oriented research, this paper offers an empirically-based view of the intellectual and practical challenges of undertaking such research. It analyses the experience of a long-standing university research and postgraduate training centre from 1973-2004: the Centre for Resource…

Wasson, Robert J.; Dovers, Stephen

2005-01-01

308

Energy research at Stanford University, 1982  

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Research programs are described in the areas of: applied earth sciences, applied physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, economics, electrical engineering, engineering-economic systems, medicine, food, geology, geophysics, business, energy policy, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, international policy, operations, petroleum engineering, political science, and statistics.

1982-12-01

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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

310

Patentometrics As Performance Indicators for Allocating Research Funding to Universities  

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This paper is part of a preliminary investigation of potential indicators on the performance of universities and other public research institutions to be used for allocating general and other research funding. The paper will describe and discuss potential patentometrics and how they can be used in different types of analyses and evaluations in general and relating to universities and other public research institutions. Further, the relevance and possibility of including some patentometrics in the allocation of research funding is discussed. Also, other metrics regarding academic linkages with industry and other sectors are considered.

Mortensen, Peter Stendahl

2011-01-01

311

Connections and Tensions between University and School Districts: Research Review Boards and School-Based Research  

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Currently researchers connected to university contexts who conduct research involving human participants must receive approval from a research ethics board, and in the case of school-based research, from school district authorities. This article focuses on the ethics review of school-based research. Applications submitted to a research ethics…

Tilley, Susan A.; Killins, Janet; Van Oosten, Deborah

2005-01-01

312

University Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics Research and Development  

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The overall goal of the program is to advance the current state of crystalline silicon solar cell technology to make photovoltaics more competitive with conventional energy sources. This program emphasizes fundamental and applied research that results in low-cost, high-efficiency cells on commercial silicon substrates with strong involvement of the PV industry, and support a very strong photovoltaics education program in the US based on classroom education and hands-on training in the laboratory.

Ajeet Rohatgi; Vijay Yelundur; Abasifreke Ebong; Dong Seop Kim

2008-08-18

313

Nuclear criticality research at the University of New Mexico  

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Two projects at the University of New Mexico are briefly described. The university`s Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department has completed the final draft of a primer for MCNP4A, which it plans to publish soon. The primer was written to help an analyst who has little experience with the MCNP code to perform criticality safety analyses. In addition, the department has carried out a series of approach-to-critical experiments on the SHEBA-II, a UO{sub 2}F{sub 2} solution critical assembly at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The results obtained differed slightly from what was predicted by the TWODANT code.

Busch, R.D. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1997-06-01

314

Artificial Intelligence Research in Engineering at North Carolina State University  

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This article presents a summary of ongoing, funded artificial intelligence research at North Carolina State University. The primary focus of the research is engineering aspects of artificial intelligence. These research efforts can be categorized into four main areas: engineering expert systems, generative database management systems, human-machine communication, and robotics and vision. Involved in the research are investigators from both the School of Engineering and the Department of Compu...

1985-01-01

315

Implementing the Research Data Management Policy: University of Edinburgh Roadmap  

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This paper discusses work to implement the University of Edinburgh Research Data Management (RDM) policy by developing the services needed to support researchers and fulfil obligations within a changing national and international setting. This is framed by an evolving Research Data Management Roadmap and includes a governance model that ensures cooperation amongst Information Services (IS) managers and oversight by an academic-led steering group. IS has taken requirements from research groups...

Rice, Robin; Ekmekcioglu, C?una; Haywood, Jeff; Jones, Sarah; Lewis, Stuart; Macdonald, Stuart; Weir, Tony

2013-01-01

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Utilization of research reactors in universities and their medical applications  

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In Japan, five research reactors and a critical assembly are operated by the universities. They are opened to all university researchers, the system of which is financially supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Japanese government. Usually KUR is operated eight cycles per year. One cycle consists of the following four week operation: 1. Mainly for researchers from other universities; 2. Mainly for researchers in the institute; 3. Mainly for beam experiment; 4. Sort time experiment. In the weeks of 1 ? 3 the KUR is operated continously from Tuesday morning to Friday evening. The experiment include studies on physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering etc. Recently the medical application of research reactors has become popular in Japan. The new technique of the boron neutron capture thereby has been successfully applied to brain tumors and will be to melanoma (skin cancer) in near future. (author)

1983-11-07

317

Current Research with Cochlear Implants at Arizona State University  

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In this article we review, and discuss the clinical implications of, five projects currently underway in the Cochlear Implant Laboratory at Arizona State University. The projects are (1) norming the AzBio sentence test, (2) comparing the performance of bilateral and bimodal cochlear implant (CI) patients in realistic listening environments, (3) accounting for the benefit provided to bimodal patients by low-frequency acoustic stimulation, (4) assessing localization by bilateral hearing aid pat...

2012-01-01

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Data Visualization for University Research Papers  

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Full Text Available Quite many publications are being published either in form of Theses, essays or Research papers at various levels of scientists, research scholars or Ph.D students. This is a big jargon. They are required to be segregated under various Topics. Topic modeling is a set of tool that provides a solution. Topic modeling discovers a hidden thematic structure in collection of documents. Topic models are high level statistical tools. A user must scrutinize numerical distribution to understand and explore their results. Latent Dirichlet Allocation LDA has been used to generate automatically topics of text corpora and also to subdivide the corpus words among those topics. Topic models also fall in the same line of functioning. This model (topic model has proven remarkably powerful for information retrieval tasks. Information visualization technologies when used in conjunction with data mining and text analyses tools can be of great value for various types of tasks. For this reason various visualizations have been designed. Quite laborious work has been done and still being labored at various levels of scholars. Here our aim is to present a brief description to the topical method of visualization under data mining.

Alpa K. Oza

2013-01-01

319

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

320

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)

2001-05-01

 
 
 
 
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Policy of long term promotion of nuclear fusion researches in universities and others (suggestion)  

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Recently, the large project concerning nuclear fusion has progressed smoothly, and the stage to consider the next project has come. To meet the situation like this, the Nuclear Fusion Subcommittee has deliberated the policy of promoting nuclear fusion researches for coming several years, and summarized it as described in the attached paper. The expectation to the atomic energy by the control of nuclear fusion as permanent energy source is very large, and the role of universities and others embracing wide scientific fields and doing pioneering research activities is very important. Thereupon this suggestion is made. The objectives and the tendency of nuclear fusion researches, the nuclear fusion researches in Japan, the role of universities and others in nuclear fusion researches, the basic way of thinking to determine the promotion policy, the policy of promoting nuclear fusion researches, the evaluation of researches and the review of research projects are discussed. The construction of plasma generation facilities capable of producing nuclear fusion reaction, the development of the required related techniques, the researches on the other systems substituting for tokamak, and the rearrangement of the research organizations are suggested. The international cooperation in this field is indispensable. (Kako, I.)

1980-01-01

322

The ?Electronic Theses? Project: A view from the consortium led by The Robert Gordon University  

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"Electronic Theses" is a JISC funded FAIR (Focus on Access to Institutional Resources) project spanning 2 years from July 2002 until July 2004. The project, led by RGU, consists of members from the following institutions: * The Robert Gordon University * The University of Aberdeen * Cranfield University * The University of London Library * The British Library. The main aim of the project is to evaluate a wide range of existing practice and methods of e-theses production, manageme...

Penman, Andrew

2003-01-01

323

Research Methodologies Explored for a Paradigm Shift in University Teaching.  

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Innovative teaching methods such as collaborative learning, teamwork, and mind maps were introduced to teach computer science and statistics courses at a South African university. Soft systems methodology was adapted and used to manage the research process of evaluating the effectiveness of the teaching methods. This research method provided proof…

Venter, I. M.; Blignaut, R. J.; Stoltz, D.

2001-01-01

324

Theoretical high energy physics research at the University of Chicago  

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This report contains brief discussions on theoretical High Energy Physics research done by the researchers at University of Chicago. Some topics covered are: lepton production; kaon decay; Higgs boson production; electric dipole moment of the neutron; string models; supersymmetry; and cosmic ray shower

1989-01-01

325

The Concept of Research University: The Implementation in the Context of Malaysian University System  

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Full Text Available ‘Innovate or perish’. Universities in this age have evolved far beyond the traditional settings where university was an institution for disseminating knowledge, but today university has been running the role of country’s innovation excellence where it has become a place for disseminating and producing knowledge as well as commercializing their research output which contributed largely to the country’s economic development. Thus this paper highlight the development of research university system in Malaysia which is still at infancy stage compared to RU in the United States and United Kingdom and analyse it’s policy and management procedure so that it can become a direction to other countries which are trying to develop their research and innovation strategies.

Nasiibah Ramli

2013-04-01

326

University Spin-off Creation by Spanish Researchers in Agricultural Engineering.  

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This paper describes how a team of university professors and graduate students created a technology-based company (spin-off) to as a means to deliver their research findings to the agricultural sector. The spin-off company was based on the use of new methodologies, equipment, instrumentation and sensors initially developed for various research projects. Successful field tests and positive feedback from farmers initially prompted the development of the spin-off. The spin-off progress has been ...

Manuel Perez-Ruiz; Jacob Carballido; Juan Agüera Vega

2013-01-01

327

DYNET project: DAAD joint curriculum development in civil engineering of University of Niš  

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DYNET Project has greatly contributed to the development of high engineering education at the University of Niš, since year 2000. This project has been financed by the German DAAD program, in the framework of the South East Europe Stability Pact, and the goal of the project is primarily development of high education in the region, and education of young engineers. The project began at the Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB) in cooperation with the Universities of Niš (UN), Skopje and Sarajevo, ...

Stoji? Dragoslav; ?or?evi? ?or?e; Stoji? Jasmina

2008-01-01

328

Modelo de gestión de calidad en proyectos de investigación y desarrollo en el ámbito de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional acorde a la norma internacional ISO 10006: 2003 / Quality management model in research and development projects in the ambito f the National Technological University according to the internacional regulation ISO 10006: 2003  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Se estudió el estado de situación de la investigación en la Argentina y, específicamente, en la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Se relevó la normativa que hace referencia a la investigación desde la creación de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional hasta nuestros días. Se analizaron los comentarios [...] formulados por la Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria respecto al estado de la investigación y el desarrollo en la acreditación de las carreras. A partir de una encuesta a investigadores de las Facultades Regionales Avellaneda y Buenos Aires surgió la necesidad de mejorar los formularios para la presentación de proyectos. Se analizaron distintas normativas internacionales y se concluyó que la más adecuada, para tomar como referencia, era la norma ISO 10006:2003 (Sistemas de Gestión de Calidad. Directrices para la Gestión de Calidad en Proyectos). Se estudió esta norma y se explicó la forma de interpretación de cada capítulo en el ámbito de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Se realizó una adecuación de los formularios actuales y se obtuvo un modelo preliminar que fue validado en cuatro grupos de investigación. El resultado de la validación arrojó posibilidades de mejoras que se aplicaron al modelo definitivo para la presentación de proyectos. Abstract in english This paper examines the situation of research in Argentina, specifically, at the National Technological University. The normative referred to the research since the creation of the National Technological University up to the present time. The comments formulated by the National University Evaluation [...] and Accreditation Committee about the state of research and development in the accreditation of programs were analyzed. Based on a survey taken by researchers from the Avellaneda and Buenos Aires Regional Colleges, the need of improving the forms for presenting projects arose. Different international guidelines were analyzed and it was concluded that the most appropriate standard to be used as reference was the ISO 10006:2003 (Quality Management Systems. Guidelines for Project Quality Management). This standard was studied and the way in which to interpret each chapter at the ambit of the National Technological University was explained. The present forms were adapted and a preliminary model was obtained, which was validated in four research groups. The result of the validation showed possibilities of improvements that were applied to the final model for project presentation.

Lucas Gabriel, Giménez.

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Modelo de gestión de calidad en proyectos de investigación y desarrollo en el ámbito de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional acorde a la norma internacional ISO 10006: 2003 Quality management model in research and development projects in the ambito f the National Technological University according to the internacional regulation ISO 10006: 2003  

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Full Text Available Se estudió el estado de situación de la investigación en la Argentina y, específicamente, en la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Se relevó la normativa que hace referencia a la investigación desde la creación de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional hasta nuestros días. Se analizaron los comentarios formulados por la Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria respecto al estado de la investigación y el desarrollo en la acreditación de las carreras. A partir de una encuesta a investigadores de las Facultades Regionales Avellaneda y Buenos Aires surgió la necesidad de mejorar los formularios para la presentación de proyectos. Se analizaron distintas normativas internacionales y se concluyó que la más adecuada, para tomar como referencia, era la norma ISO 10006:2003 (Sistemas de Gestión de Calidad. Directrices para la Gestión de Calidad en Proyectos. Se estudió esta norma y se explicó la forma de interpretación de cada capítulo en el ámbito de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Se realizó una adecuación de los formularios actuales y se obtuvo un modelo preliminar que fue validado en cuatro grupos de investigación. El resultado de la validación arrojó posibilidades de mejoras que se aplicaron al modelo definitivo para la presentación de proyectos.This paper examines the situation of research in Argentina, specifically, at the National Technological University. The normative referred to the research since the creation of the National Technological University up to the present time. The comments formulated by the National University Evaluation and Accreditation Committee about the state of research and development in the accreditation of programs were analyzed. Based on a survey taken by researchers from the Avellaneda and Buenos Aires Regional Colleges, the need of improving the forms for presenting projects arose. Different international guidelines were analyzed and it was concluded that the most appropriate standard to be used as reference was the ISO 10006:2003 (Quality Management Systems. Guidelines for Project Quality Management. This standard was studied and the way in which to interpret each chapter at the ambit of the National Technological University was explained. The present forms were adapted and a preliminary model was obtained, which was validated in four research groups. The result of the validation showed possibilities of improvements that were applied to the final model for project presentation.

Lucas Gabriel Giménez

2008-03-01

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NHS Research Ethics for Medical Students/Novice Researchers - What to consider when developing your project   

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Full Text Available Clinical research is a very important aspect of developing clinical care and treatments. Over the last few decades, in part due to un?ethical studies and trials, there are now strict codes and practices that are essential to safeguard patients involved in clinical research. However, NHS Research Ethics can be a confusing area for novice researchers to navigate their way through. This article, written by two members of The East of Scotland Research Ethics Service, provides information on research ethics and important things to bear in mind when developing projects. It forms the second part of the Scottish Universities Medical Journal ‘Clinical Research for Beginners’ series.

Lorraine S Reilly

2013-09-01

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Central Japan synchrotron radiation research facility project  

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A synchrotron radiation facility that is used not only for basic research, but also for engineering and industry oriented research and development has been proposed to be constructed in the Central area of Japan, and the prefectural government, industries, universities, and research institutes in the Aichi area are working together to realize this proposal. The key equipment of this facility is a compact electron storage ring that is able to supply hard X-rays. The circumference of the storage ring is 72 m with the energy of 1.2 GeV, the beam current of 300 mA and the natural emittance of about 53 nmrad. The configuration of the storage ring is based on four triple bend cell. Eight of the twelve bending magnets are normal conducting ones and four of them are 5 T superconducting magnets (superbends). The bending angle of the superbends is 12 degrees and the critical energy is 4.8 keV. For the top-up operation, the electron beam will be injected from a booster synchrotron with the full energy and a 50 MeV linac is used as an injector to the booster synchrotron. Currently, six BLs are planned for the first phase starting from 2012. (author)

2009-08-05

332

National Storage Laboratory: a collaborative research project  

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The grand challenges of science and industry that are driving computing and communications have created corresponding challenges in information storage and retrieval. An industry-led collaborative project has been organized to investigate technology for storage systems that will be the future repositories of national information assets. Industry participants are IBM Federal Systems Company, Ampex Recording Systems Corporation, General Atomics DISCOS Division, IBM ADSTAR, Maximum Strategy Corporation, Network Systems Corporation, and Zitel Corporation. Industry members of the collaborative project are funding their own participation. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory through its National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC) will participate in the project as the operational site and provider of applications. The expected result is the creation of a National Storage Laboratory to serve as a prototype and demonstration facility. It is expected that this prototype will represent a significant advance in the technology for distributed storage systems capable of handling gigabyte-class files at gigabit-per-second data rates. Specifically, the collaboration expects to make significant advances in hardware, software, and systems technology in four areas of need, (1) network-attached high performance storage; (2) multiple, dynamic, distributed storage hierarchies; (3) layered access to storage system services; and (4) storage system management.

Coyne, Robert A.; Hulen, Harry; Watson, Richard W.

1993-01-01

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Neither digital or open. Just researchers: Views on digital/open scholarship practices in an Italian university  

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How do university researchers consider attributes such as ‘digital’ and ‘open’ as regards to their research practices? This article reports a small–scale interview project carried out at the University of Milan, aiming to probe whether and to what extent actual digital research practices are affecting cultures of sharing in different subject areas and are prompting emergent approaches such as open publishing, open data, open education and open boundary between ac...

Esposito, Antonella Phd Candidate

2013-01-01

334

Developing teaching skills for the internationalized university: A Danish project  

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As an increasing number of higher education institutions offer degree programs taught in English, university management as well as teachers on the ground realize that while the English proficiency of faculty and students is important, there is more to it than just that; students and faculty not only have different first languages, they also come from different cultures, with tacit knowledge and expectations about what is expected in the multilingual and multicultural classroom in which English is the one language shared by all, and in which linguistic, cultural and educational issues all play complex and interlocking roles. This has created a pressing need to explore, develop and share strategies for addressing the needs of English-medium lecturers faced with the challenges and opportunities presented by the multicultural classroom. This poster will present the outcomes of a major project that has attempted to address these needs by designing, piloting and revising a set of resources available online for lecturers teaching through the medium of English in multicultural university settings.

Lauridsen, Karen M.; Cozart, Stacey Marie

335

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...

2006-01-01

336

University Knowledge Management Tool for Academic Research Activity Evaluation  

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The implementation of an efficient university knowledge management system involves the de-velopment of several software tools that assist the decision making process for the three main activities of a university: teaching, research, and management. Artificial intelligence provides a variety of techniques that can be used by such tools: machine learning, data mining, text mining, knowledge based systems, expert systems, case-based reasoning, decision support systems, intelligent agents etc. In...

Oprea, Mihaela

2011-01-01

337

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 th...

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

2005-01-01

338

An overview of multidisciplinary research resources at the Osaka University Center for Twin Research.  

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Osaka University Center for Twin Research is currently organizing a government-funded, multidisciplinary research project using a large registry of aged twins living in Japan. The purpose of the project is to collect various information as well as biological resources from registered twins, and to establish a biobank and databases for preserving and managing these data and resources. The Center is collecting data from twin pairs, both of whom have agreed to participate in a one-day comprehensive medical examination. The following data are being collected: physical data (e.g., height, body mass, blood pressure, theoretical visceral fat, pulse wave velocity, and bone density), data regarding epidemiology (e.g., medical history, lifestyle, quality of life, mood status, cognitive function, and nutrition), electrocardiogram, ultrasonography (carotid artery and thyroid), dentistry, plastic surgery, positron emission tomography, magnetoencephalogram, and magnetic resonance imaging of brain. These data are then aggregated and systematically stored in specific databases. In addition, peripheral blood is obtained from the participants, and then genomic DNA is purified and sera are stored. A wide variety of studies are ongoing, and more are in the planning stage. PMID:23298684

Hayakawa, Kazuo; Iwatani, Yoshinori

2013-02-01

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An Estimate of Nova Southeastern University's Impact on Florida's Economy in 2010: Contributions from the Planned $500 Million Medical and Research-Intensive Academic Village and from Projected Student Enrollment. Report 04-02  

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Nova Southeastern University is the 10th largest private, not-for-profit, postsecondary institution in the United States, based on Fall Term 2002 unduplicated enrollment statistics reported to the National Center for Education Statistics. It was recently announced that Nova Southeastern University plans to build a $500 million academic village,…

MacFarland, Thomas W.

2004-01-01

340

Netherlands Research Assistance Project : Final report : 1988 - 2000  

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The Netherlands research assistance project was implemented from 1988 till 2000. The project was a joint undertaking by the International Waterlogging and Salinity Research Institute (IWASRI), Lahore, Pakistan, and the International Institute for LandReclamation and Improvement (ILRI), Wageningen, the Netherlands. The project focused on drainage technical research during its first years, and on participatory drainage development in the last years.

Anonymous

2001-01-01

 
 
 
 
341

Laser processing centers and their research projects in Japan  

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In Japan, R and D activities on laser materials processing are mainly conducted in universities, public research institutions, and technical centers in private enterprise. Among them the Welding Research institute and the Department of Welding and Production Engineering, both at Osaka University, have taken the initiative in conducting fundamental studies on laser materials processing as well as training experts and engineers in laser technology since the mid 1960s. In 1990, a new laser center called the Applied Laser Engineering Center (ALEC) was established in Nagaoka City in Niigata Prefecture by the investments of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Niigata Prefecture, City of Nagaoka, and many private companies in order to develop industrial applications of laser technologies. The Center has a wide variety of lasers covering wavelengths from infrared to ultraviolet, and many research projects are carried out under the sponsorship of the government, self-governing bodies, and private companies. Another new laser center, the Advanced Materials Processing Institute (AMPI), was recently established in Amagasaki City, a neighboring city to Osaka, under the sponsorship of the City of Amagasaki and many private enterprises, where a 50 kW CO{sub 2} laser and a 5 kW YAG laser (fiber combining two 2 kW CW lasers and a 1 kW pulsed laser) were installed in November 1994. Major targets of the R and D are the development of laser welding and cutting of thicker materials, laser surface modification, and hybrid plasma-laser thermal spraying.

Matsunawa, Akira [Osaka Univ. (Japan). Welding Research Inst.

1995-06-01

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The journey toward geriatric excellence in a non-research-intensive university.  

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In response to the unprecedented rise in the U.S. older adult population, nurse educators have intensified efforts to produce graduates who are sensitive to older adults' health care concerns. Critical to accomplishing this goal is strengthening curricula to include specialized gerontological content. Although the science of gerontological nursing has grown significantly over the past several decades, large-scale research projects are often confined to research or doctoral level universities in which typically more support is available. Faculty members in smaller universities in which a great number of nursing students are educated do not always have the resources to readily contribute to science. Such a challenge was faced by one nursing school in a small Jesuit New England university. This article illustrates a process to develop excellence in gerontological nursing education, as well as to promote scholarship and collaboration among faculty members at baccalaureate or master's level universities. Three years ago, the John A. Hartford Foundation, in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, awarded grants to select nursing programs for curricular enhancement. Implementation of this project at a small Jesuit university led to synergy among faculty that resulted in joint publications, presentations, and newly funded projects. In addition, the school earned local and national recognition for excellence in gerontological nursing education/care. The process leading to the outstanding success of this curricular endeavor is presented as a replicable model for schools in other baccalaureate or master's level settings. PMID:16564472

Lange, Jean W; Wallace, Meredith; Grossman, Sheila C; Lippman, Doris Troth; Novotny, Jeanne

2006-01-01

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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...

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2009-01-01

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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

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

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Full Text Available 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 simulations and testing of breaking waves and inundation over topography (NEESR, TAMU, structural testing and development of standards for tsunami engineering and design (NEESR, University of Hawaii, and wave loads on coastal bridge structures (non-NEES, to upgrading the two-dimensional wave generator of the Large Wave Flume. A NEESR payload project (Colorado State University was undertaken that seeks to improve the understanding of the stresses from wave loading and run-up on residential structures. Advanced computational tools for coupling fluid-structure interaction including turbulence, contact and impact are being developed to assist with the design of experiments and complement parametric studies. These projects will contribute towards understanding the physical processes that occur during earthquake generated tsunamis including structural stress, debris flow and scour, inundation and overland flow, and landslide generated tsunamis. Analytical and numerical model development and comparisons with the experimental results give engineers additional predictive tools to assist in the development of robust structures as well as identification of hazard zones and formulation of hazard plans.

S.C. Yim

2009-01-01

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

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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 differenc...

2011-01-01

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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; Mitchell, Amy S.

2013-11-04

348

A Comparison Research on Industry-University-Research Strategic Alliances in Countries  

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Full Text Available With the tide of global economic integration, the Industry-University-Research cooperation plays an extremely important role in economic development. Hence, all countries in the world stress the research on Industry-University-Research strategic alliance. Some developed countries, such as America, German, and England, have built appropriate modes for Industry-University-Research strategic alliances based on national conditions. The strategic alliance based on combination of different countries, enterprises, and institutes has been becoming a new way for technology transfer.

Chunhua Feng

2010-12-01

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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% accuracy. 60 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab

1998-09-01

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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% accuracy. 60 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Rose, N.L.; Alliksaar, T.; Bowman, J.J.; Boyle, J.; Coles, B.; Fott, J.; Harlock, S.; Juggins, S.; Punning, J.-M.; St. Clair-Gribble, K.; Vukic, J.; Watt, J. [University College, London (United Kingdom). Environmental Change Research Centre

1998-09-01

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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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Research, Teaching, and Professional Development at a Comprehensive University  

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The convergent synthesis of borrelidin is an actively pursued research project by undergraduate chemistry students at Chico State and the varied laboratory techniques, chemistry and required spectral analysis give them a rich undergraduate research experience. Each student who has worked on borrelidin has made a positive contribution to the…

Ball, David B.; Wood, Mike; Lindsley, Craig; Mollard, Paul; Buzard, D. J.; Vivian, Randy; Mahoney, Max; Taft, Benjamin R.

2004-01-01

353

NIFS information network for fusion engineering research in Japanese Universities  

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Networking of research organizations, personnel and information is underway in order to organize nationwide interdisciplinary research activities in fusion engineering in Japan. The National Institute for Fusion Science, established in 1989, is steering this effort by cooperating with other universities and national institutes operated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Monbusho), as the first designated center-of-excellence institute in the field of fusion research. The role of information networking in the entire networking effort and examples of information network services for fusion engineering research activities are presented, with the emphasis on those for materials science and engineering. (orig.)

1996-10-01

354

A Killer Asteroids Research Project for Undergraduate Non-Majors  

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We present a progress report on the development and testing of our Killer Asteroids Research Project, which enables the assessment of asteroid impact risk in the undergraduate classroom. This is part of an NSF CCLI grant to develop Research Based Science Education (RBSE) curricula for non-majors. Our curricula include six projects covering astrometric, photometric, and spectroscopic techniques, which are being tested at multiple schools of varying sizes around the country. We report on the second semester of testing this project with undergraduates at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Students use our Polaris Plugin for ImageJ to perform both astrometry and aperture photometry on research-grade astronomical images. The output is fed into Find_Orb, which uses a Monte Carlo method to compute orbital elements for thousands of possible orbits. The resulting orbit database is then fed into a planetarium program, which allows students to visualize the uncertainty region and to observe how that region changes with time and/or additional data. For potentially hazardous asteroids, impact risk is assessed by counting the number of "clone” orbits that strike a planet's surface. Alternatively, the output from our plugin can be used directly to measure the lightcurves of minor planets, leading to an improved understanding of their shapes. This plugin is the first FITS reader to produce correct time-stamps for minor planet observations found in the SDSS, which observes in drift-scan mode. Recent progress is promising. We are in dialogue with software engineers behind both Starry Night and Guide, helping to improve these planetarium programs as research tools. We are also constantly improving the Polaris Plugin, most recently to make it compatible with the astrometry format used by the websites NeoDys and AstDys.

Puckett, Andrew W.; Rector, T. A.

2009-01-01

355

Competence network University and Research 'perspective nuclear technology in Germany'  

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With a fresh concept, the competence network University and Research revived the tradition of network meetings between research, universities and the nuclear industry on 23 and 24 September 2013. The DAtF (Deutsches Atomforum e.V.) (German Nuclear Forum, registered association) in cooperation with AREVA GmbH and VGB PowerTech e.V., invited those concerned to meet in Erlangen under the motto 'Perspective nuclear technology in Germany'. Around 50 representatives from education and research institutes followed the invitation, as did experts and decision-makers from the nuclear industry. The objective of this series of events is to broach the issue of the conservation of competence in nuclear technology in Germany and internationally, and make the related issues the subject of discussion as well as promote a regular exchange of information and experience between industry, research and educational institutions. (orig.)

2014-01-01

356

"From Earth to the Universe" Project Launches Around Globe  

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A worldwide exhibition of large-scale astronomical images has launched in the United States under the banner of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). The "From Earth to the Universe" (FETTU) project is designed to bring the undeniable beauty of astronomy to the general public in a series of free showings across the country, which have begun with a traveling image exhibit now open at Tucson International Airport in Arizona. FETTU (www.fromearthtotheuniverse.org) is a major project of both the US and global efforts for IYA2009. With images taken from both ground- and space-based telescopes, FETTU showcases the incredible variety of astronomical objects that are known to exist - planets, comets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, clusters, and more. The exhibit also shows how some of these objects look different when viewed across the electromagnetic spectrum, from the ultraviolet and visible light to infrared, X-rays and gamma rays. FETTU is being shown in non-traditional public venues such as parks and gardens, shopping malls, metro stations and airports in major cities across the world. The FETTU images have been selected for their stunning beauty to engage members of the general public who might normally ignore or avoid astronomy. With short, but informative captions on each panel, the goal is introduce some basics of the science involved once an individual has been drawn to the image. In the US, FETTU is being sponsored by NASA and will appear in semi- permanent installations in Atlanta and Chicago later this spring. The traveling version of FETTU, with its first stop in Tucson, will then move to Memphis in April. More FETTU locations are being planned across the US and an enhanced schedule is being developed. People Who Read This Also Read... Galaxies Coming of Age in Cosmic Blobs Searching for Primordial Antimatter Action Replay of Powerful Stellar Explosion Jet Power and Black Hole Assortment Revealed in New Chandra Image Several editions of FETTU will also be appearing in the San Francisco and the Bay Area beginning in May. The funding for these comes from to NASA's Lunar Science Institute, the Fermi and Swift missions through Sonoma State University, and several other organizations. Also, the NASA IYA Student Ambassador program is facilitating a FETTU exhibit in Madison, Wisc. With NASA support, FETTU panels for the visually impaired are being prepared. The caption material for all of the images in the US collection of 50 images is available in both English and Spanish. "It's very rewarding to see FETTU taking shape across in the United States thanks, in large part, to NASA," said Kim Kowal Arcand of the Chandra X-ray Center and principal investigator for the NASA FETTU grant. "It's also amazing to see how it has taken off around the world." With 2009 underway, FETTU is already being showcased in a variety of formats - both as physical installations and digital displays - in over 40 countries around the globe. These worldwide exhibits have been funded through a variety of local resources and are organized by each individual location. For a full list of known FETTU exhibits - both in the US and internationally -- visit http://www.fromearthtotheuniverse.org/table_events.php. FETTU is one of 11 global cornerstone projects being supported by the International Astronomical Union's IYA2009 efforts. To learn more about IYA2009 internationally, the cornerstone projects, and other activities please visit http://www.astronomy2009.org Additional information on the US plans and programs for IYA can be found at http://www.astronomy2009.us

2009-02-01

357

Independent Research Assessment of Project Management Factors Affecting Department of Energy Project Success.  

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The Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) undertook a project management research study for the US Department of Energy (DOE) beginning in the fall of 2003. CERF was asked to identify key components affecting project performance, to evaluate perfor...

2004-01-01

358

Industry funding of university research and scientific productivity  

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University research provides valuable inputs to industrial innovation. It is therefore not surprising that private sector firms increasingly seek direct access through funding public R&D. This development, however, spurred concerns about possible negative long-run effects on scientific performance. While previous research has mainly focused on a potential crowding-out of scientific publications through commercialization activities such as patenting or the formation of spin-off companies, we s...

Hottenrott, Hanna; Thorwarth, Susanne

2010-01-01

359

Industry funding of university research and scientific productivity  

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University research provides valuable inputs to industrial innovation. It is therefore not surprising that private sector firms increasingly seek direct access through funding public R&D. This development, however, spurred concerns about possible negative long-run effects on scientific performance. While previous research mainly focused on a potential crowding-out of scientific publications through commercialization activities such as patenting or the formation of spin-off companies, we study...

Hottenrott, Hanna; Thorwarth, Susanne

2011-01-01

360

ONLINE JOURNALISM MEETS THE UNIVERSITY: ideas for teaching and research  

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During the last decade, the teaching and research on online journalism has become widespread in journalism faculties throughout the world. Such development has brought many undergraduate and graduate courses on the issue, as well as a number of networks of researchers and specialized publications in many countries. Once this initial process is over, it is time to bring the discipline of online journalism to its maturity at the university. For this aim, the author proposes to switch t...

Ramón Salaverría

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The geography of innovation: the effects of university research  

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Applied studies on the relationship between geography and technological innovation for United States, Germany, France and Italy have shown the positive effects that academic research exerts on the innovate output of firms at spatial level. The purpose of this paper is to look for new evidence on the possible effects of the university research for the case of Spain. To do so, within the framework of a Griliches-Jaffe knowledge production function, and using panel data and count models, the rel...

Barrio Castro, Toma?s Del; Garci?a Quevedo, Jose?

2004-01-01

362

University of Tennessee Comparative Animal Research Laboratory accident in 1971  

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On 4 February 1971, a 32-year-old research technologist performing seed irradiated experiments at the University of Tennessee Comparative Animal Research Laboratory was exposed to a Cobalt 60 source of 7700 curies for 40 seconds. Details of the accident, dose estimates from dosimetry studies, and acute biological clinical findings are discussed. Follow-up clinical data on the hematopoietic system, biochemistry, fingers, and blood counts are discussed

1971-02-04

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Northwestern University Facility for Clean Catalytic Process Research  

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Northwestern University with DOE support created a Facility for Clean Catalytic Process Research. This facility is designed to further strengthen our already strong catalysis research capabilities and thus to address these National challenges. Thus, state-of-the art instrumentation and experimentation facility was commissioned to add far greater breadth, depth, and throughput to our ability to invent, test, and understand catalysts and catalytic processes, hence to improve them via knowledge-based design and evaluation approaches.

Marks, Tobin Jay [Northwestern University

2013-05-08

364

Open Access Research Output of the University of Kashmir  

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Full Text Available Purpose: Open Access has come up with a promising future of making the scholarly content free of cost available to everyone. It has widened the information exchange market and is becoming a worldwide effort to provide free online access to scientific and scholarly research literature in diverse formats including open access journals. The present study attempts to provide an overview of open access publishing in the University of Kashmir.Design/Methodology/Approach: The study is based on the data extracted from SCOPUS, leading Science, Technology and Medicine (STM citation database of world leading publisher, Elsevier.Findings: The study reveals that OA publishing is gaining popularity in the whole university with substantial amount of research publication already available through OA journals.Keywords: Open Access (OA; Open Access Publishing; University of KashmirPaper Type: Survey

Iram Zehra Mirza

2011-12-01

365

Economic Analysis of World Bank Education Projects and Project Outcomes. Policy Research Working Paper.  

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Research reported in this paper tests the hypothesis that World Bank education projects for which the project appraisal documents are judged "good" have a higher probability of leading to successful outcomes than projects for which the appraisals are judged "poor." The research draws on project document evaluations carried out in 1993 and 1998.…

Vawda, Ayesha Yaqub; Moock, Peter; Gittinger, J. Price; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

366

Student research in criticality safety at the University of Arizona  

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A very brief progress report on four University of Arizona student projects is given. Improvements were made in simulations of power pulses in aqueous solutions, including the TWODANT model. TWODANT calculations were performed to investigate the effect of assembly shape on the expansion coefficient of reactivity for solutions. Preliminary calculations were made of critical heights for the Los Alamos SHEBA assembly. Calculations to support French experiments to measure temperature coefficients of dilute plutonium solutions confirmed feasibility

1997-06-01

367

Viewpoint: The Challenge of Creating Engaged Public Research Universities  

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The quest to create engaged public research universities requires academe to confront a stark reality: inflexible administrative structures, historically embedded practices, status-quo thinking, and inertia. Until these obstacles are overcome, the retreat from public life will not be arrested. In this article, the author provides a sample of the…

Cherwitz, Rick

2010-01-01

368

Institutional Repositories in Indian Universities and Research Institutes: A Study  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study of the institutional repositories (IRs) in use in Indian universities and research institutes. Design/methodology/approach: Repositories in various institutions in India were accessed and described in a standardised way. Findings: The 20 repositories studied covered collections of diverse…

Krishnamurthy, M.; Kemparaju, T. D.

2011-01-01

369

Establishing a University-Based Mars Mission Research Center.  

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Outlines one university's process of planning and preparing a successful proposal for a space research center which focused on a broad, cross-disciplinary study. States that as a result of the center, four new graduate courses were offered and a higher than average enrollment was attracted to the school. (RT)

DeJarnette, Fred R.

1988-01-01

370

Resource Allocation Strategies in Doctoral/Research University (Extensive) Libraries  

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The purpose of this study was to identify and understand the management of resources by library directors at 151 Public and Private Carnegie classified extensive university libraries in an environment of limited funding for higher education. This study examined the following research questions: 1. What resource allocation strategies are used by…

Blake Gonzalez, Barbara

2011-01-01

371

The Social Impact of Research at the University for Peace  

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The University for Peace (UPEACE) was established in 1980 within the UN framework, with the mission to undertake postgraduate education, training and research on issues related to conflict prevention, security and peace. The Department for Gender and Peace Studies at UPEACE is motivated by the idea that peace, gender equality and gender equity are…

Rodriguez, Dina

2008-01-01

372

Final Report on Project Growth at the University of Alabama for the Period November 1, 1978 to October 31, 1981.  

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This four-part report describes a federally funded program at the University of Alabama which provided postgraduate personal and professional development activities to women and minority group scholars. The goals of Project Growth are described: (1) to provide opportunities for advanced study and research of significant educational problems; (2)…

Diener, Thomas; Owens, Otis Holloway

373

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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[The national biography - a comprehensive research project].  

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This project was initiated by the Finnish Historical Society in 1993. The reason was an increasing interest in biographies. The aim is to write 6000 Finnish biographies in 11-12 volumes. The articles are planned to be published in the beginning of the year 2000. Selected historical characters from the Middle Ages to the present day are to be described. The most influential persons in politics, economy and the church as well as in art and sport are presented in articles of 20-30 pages. Certain persons representing the economy of life of previous times are presented in shorter articles as examples of the circumstances of their days. In addition extraordinary characters considered to be of special interest to the readers are introduced. The border between the groups is indistinct. The witches from the 17th Century are, for example, both typical representatives of their time and exceptional persons as seen by modern people. Similarities between old magic and modern "alternative" medicine are also obvious. An object of special interest is women's history, which previously has been almost overlooked. Female biographies now constitute about 15% of the articles. The National Biography is also available as a net version. The first articles were opened in late 1997 in the Internet. In the field of medical science, all the most prominent persons in the history of medicine and related professions are included, beginning from the king's physician Johan Copp in the 16th century. The medical profession is extended so as to consist of university professors and scientists, practitioners and promotors of administration as well as healers. PMID:11625414

Makela-Alitalo, A

1998-01-01

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Role of the Oarai Branch as a facility open for university researchers in utilization of research reactors  

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Research reactors incarnate an invaluable theater for materials irradiation, from fundamental points of views, namely, its relatively homogeneous flux distributions, long and stable operations, controllability of irradiation atmospheres, and an electronic-excitation-and-nuclear-displacement ratio relevant to actual application conditions. In the meantime, researches utilizing fission reactors are expensive and time and manpower consuming, which could be affordable only for a long-term and large scale project. The Oarai Branch of Institute for Materials Research in Tohoku University (Hereafter denoted as the Oarai Branch) has been acting as a coordinator for university researchers' utilizing fission reactors for their fundamental studies, under the close collaboration with Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). Related research fields extend into a variety of topics such as cosmological and geological age estimation, detection of a trace amount of actinide elements in highly pure semi-conductors, materials issues related with safety and extension of life of water cooled power reactors, and developments of materials for advanced reactors including a next generation fission reactors and nuclear fusion reactors. The paper will report a role of the Oarai Branch in utilizing research and test reactors and will describe present status of university-related research activities utilizing reactors. A variety of researchers in universities have a variety of interests in utilizing research reactors such as Japan Materials Testing Reactor (JMTR; water cooled mixed spectra reactor) and JOYO (sodium cooled high flux fast reactor). University researchers of about 2000-3000 man days are visiting the Oarai Branch every year to carry out their own research projects. For utilization of research reactors for fundamental studies, some irradiation techniques and intimate linkages between reactors and post irradiation facilities(PIFs) are needed to develop. The JAEA is planning to establish a comprehensive framework for advanced reactor-irradiation-studies in the Oarai area, whose details will be described in a separate paper. In this framework, the Oarai Branch is planning to play an unique role not only for convenience of university researchers but also for some large-scale national projects which will be managed mainly by the JAEA and industries. Typical Examples are prompt transportation of irradiated specimens to PIFs, and prompt implementation of post irradiation examinations (PIEs). Shortening of an iteration period from specimen preparation to implementation of PIEs is essential for the university researchers, where education of post-graduate students in a defined period is one among major targets. To realize this, legitimate and prompt transfer of irradiated specimens from the JAEA to the Oarai Branch is established with needed software and hardware. Examples will be a development of shuttle irradiation rig for the JOYO irradiation. Other roles which the Oarai Branch tries to take an initiative are development advanced analyzing instruments for studies of nano-scale evolution of radiation induced microstructural changes and development of advanced irradiation techniques. Finally, it is essential for fundamental studies of university researchers to control irradiation conditions such as a temperature and an atmosphere, independently of a reactor operating mode and to monitor irradiation conditions and some property changes of materials under irradiation in-situ. By 1980s, no-instrumented rigs were dominant for simple irradiation of materials with possible neutron fluences. In late 1980s, it was seriously recognized through accumulated studies that well controlled reactor irradiation is inevitable to make reactor irradiation studies compatible with advanced material science. Since then, specially designed irradiation rigs were developed. One among most important topics is a temperature control being independent of a reactor operation mode. Usually, temperatures of irradiated specimens were seriously influenced by a nuclear heating (a gamma-r

2007-11-05

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Introducing Universal Design Concepts in an Interdisciplinary Laboratory Project  

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Design for individuals with disabilities has been used by many institutions as a way to teach the design process to undergraduate students. These design projects often involve the design of an assistive device for a single individual to facilitate a particular task. The departments of biomedical engineering and industrial engineering at Western New England College have further developed an interdisciplinary laboratory design experience that involves the design of assistive technologies for workers performing light manufacturing work at Goodwill Industries of the Springfield/Hartford Area, Inc. Rather than focus on the design of assistive technology to increase the participation of a single worker with disabilities, students were tasked to develop devices to modify steps in a manufacturing process in an effort to maximize the number of workers with disabilities able to participate in each of the manufacturing steps. To facilitate the design process, biomedical and industrial engineering students were introduced to the concepts of universal design, the primary tenet of which is that products should be designed so that they can be used by the greatest number of consumers.

2010-03-04

377

Development of neutron beam projects at the University of Texas TRIGA Mark II Reactor  

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Recently, the UT-TRIGA research reactor was licensed and has become fully operational. This reactor, the first new US university reactor in 17 years, is the focus of a new reactor laboratory facility which is located on the Balcones Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The TRIGA Mark II reactor is licensed for 1.1 MW steady power operation, 3 dollar pulsing, and includes five beam ports. Various neutron beam-line projects have been assigned to each beam port. Neutron Depth Profiling (NDP) and the Texas Cold Neutron Source (TCNS) are close to completion and will be operational in the near future. The design of the NDP instrument has been completed, a target chamber has been built, and the thermal neutron collimator, detectors, data acquisition electronics, and data processing computers have been acquired. The target chamber accommodates wafers up to 12'' in diameter and provides remote positioning of these wafers. The design and construction of the TCNS has been completed. The TCNS consists of a moderator (mesitylene), a neon heat pipe, a cryogenic refrigerator, and neutron guide tubes. In addition, fission-fragment research (HIAWATHA), Neutron Capture Therapy, and Neutron Radiography are being pursued as projects for the other three beam ports. (author)

1992-05-18

378

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

379

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

2004-03-09

380

Songs of the Universe - The AstroCappella Project  

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The AstroCappella Project is a classroom-ready collection of upbeat pop songs, lesson plans, and background information, all rich in science content. It was developed as a collaboration between working research astronomers, educators, and a contemporary vocal band. A multimedia music CD ("AstroCappella 2.0") has been produced containing 13 astronomically correct songs with original lyrics and music. Song topics range from the Sun, Moon, planets and small bodies of the Solar System, through the Doppler shift, the nearest stars, and extra-solar planets, to radio astronomy, X-ray astronomy, and the Hubble Space Telescope and Swift astronomy satellites. The CD also contains extensive CD-ROM materials including science background information, curriculum notes, lesson plans and activities for each song, images, movies, and slide shows. The songs and accompanying information have been extensively field-tested, and align to the K-12 National Science Education Standards. The AstroCappella materials are in widespread use in classrooms and homes across the US, and are supplemented with frequent live performances and teacher workshops. We describe here the history, content, and educational strategy behind the AstroCappella Project, and the plans for its future development.

Boyd, P. T.; Smale, K. M.; Smale, A. P.

2004-12-01

 
 
 
 
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Rogers Physical Chemistry Research Group  

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The Rogers research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studies "soft materials for flexible 'macroelectronic' circuits, nanophotonic structures, microfluidic devices, and microelectromechanical systems." Researchers can learn the details about the group's four current research projects: plastic and molecular electronics, microfluidics and liquid crystals for photonics, unconventional techniques for nanofabrication, and microstructural acoustics and picosecond ultrasonics. Descriptions include educational images and a list of publications from 1992 to the present. The website presents the group's future and recent talks throughout the world.

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The Contribution to International Safeguards and Security by a Small University Research Reactor  

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Due to the proximity of the Atominstitut der Osterreichischen Universitaeten to the IAEA, many research projects have been carried out and completed successfully during the past years, especially in the field of nuclear safeguards and security, some of them have just started recently. In the paper, a survey on selected cooperation projects is given to show how a small university institute can contribute significantly to international safeguards and security research. Small university laboratories have the advantage of low cost but highly qualified personnel who can concentrate on investigation and test series which would largely exceed the possibilities of international organizations and are, therefore, a typical example of successful outsourcing for the benefit of both partners. (author)

2005-06-01

383

On Improving the University Research Base: The Technical University of Lisbon Case in Perspective  

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This article examines the challenges faced by a Portuguese technical university that is striving to develop its research base within a developing science, technology and higher education system. The paper identifies lack of resources, and also organizational factors, as particular challenges. These include faculty inbreeding, career structures and…

Horta, Hugo

2008-01-01

384

Theoretical elementary particle research at the University of Florida  

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This is the annual progress report of the theoretical particle theory group at the University of Florida under DoE Grant DE-FG05-86ER40272. At present the group consists of four Full Professors (Field, Ramond, Thorn, Sikivie), two Associate Professors (Qiu, Woodard), and one Assistant Professor (Kennedy). In addition, the group has four postdoctoral research associates and three graduate students. The research of the group covers a broad range of topics in theoretical high energy physics including both theory and phenomenology. Included in this report is a summary of the last several years and an outline of the current research program.

Field, R.D.; Ramond, P.M.; Sikivie, P.; Thorn, C.B. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

1996-12-01

385

Designing an Academic Project Management Program: A Collaboration between a University and a PMI Chapter  

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The demand for project management skills in industry is increasing resulting in a higher demand for project management educational programs. Universities are addressing industry demand by developing project management courses, degree offerings and certificate programs that focus on both technical and general project management skills. While…

Poston, Robin S.; Richardson, Sandra M.

2011-01-01

386

Advancing Mental Health Research: Washington University's Center for Mental Health Services Research  

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Research centers have become a key component of the research infrastructure in schools of social work, including the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. In 1993, that school's Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as a Social Work…

Proctor, Enola K.; McMillen, Curtis; Haywood, Sally; Dore, Peter

2008-01-01

387

Denial of student visas leads to brain drain from university research  

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America's move to shut the gate on student visas after the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, has created a brain drain for universities that rely on top foreign students to help with scientific research. Professors, graduate school deans and officials from national science societies say hundreds of foreign students recruited to work on projects in such areas as physics, math and petroleum engineering they couldn't get visas this fall. Some gave up and went to other countries instead (2 pages).

Wertheimer, L K

2002-01-01

388

The dynamic of the Spanish public and semi-public non university research centres: Case Studies  

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This report has been prepared for EUROLABS project (A Comparative Analysis of Public, Semi public and Recently Privatised Research Centres), developed by a Consortium lead by University of Manchester PREST, UK; CSIC-UPC-SPRITTE Spain; Ecole des Mines, CSI, France; SISTER, Sweden and ECOTEC, UK; with support from Technopolis France & The Netherlands, CNR Italy, Atlantis Greece, Luisa Henriques, Portugal and Andrei Mougatov, AGUIDEL, France. J. R. Fernández has participated in conduct...

Cruz Castro, Laura; Rico-castro, Pilar; Sanz Mene?ndez, Luis

2002-01-01

389

The dynamic of the Spanish public and semi-public non university research centres: Country Report  

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This report has been prepared for EUROLABS project (A Comparative Analysis of Public, Semi public and Recently Privatised Research Centres), developed by a Consortium lead by University of Manchester PREST, UK; CSIC-UPC-SPRITTE Spain; Ecole des Mines, CSI, France; SISTER, Sweden and ECOTEC, UK; with support from Technopolis France & The Netherlands, CNR Italy, Atlantis Greece, Luisa Henriques, Portugal and Andrei Mougatov, AGUIDEL, France. Funding has been provided by the European...

Cruz Castro, Laura; Rico-castro, Pilar; Sanz Mene?ndez, Luis

2002-01-01

390

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

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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 obj...

Ana Lourdes Sanchez; Maritza Canales; Lourdes Enriquez; Maria Elena Bottazzi; Ada Argentina Zelaya; Vilma Esther Espinoza; Gustavo Adolfo Fontecha

2013-01-01

391

Curriculum Development in Stanford University's Kettering Project: Recollections and Ruminations  

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This article describes the Kettering Project, a two year project aimed at developing curricula that would improve the quality of art education in American elementary schools. How the project was organized, how the project staff worked, and theories behind the curriculum development are discussed. (Author/RM)

Eisner, Elliot W.

1975-01-01

392

Research in Non-University Higher Education Institutions. The Case of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences  

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This paper presents the development of research in the Swiss non-university higher education sector and frames it in the debate on the organization of higher education systems in Western Europe and on the dynamics between university and non-university sector. It shows that, in the Swiss case, the applied research mandate has been used to…

Lepori, Benedetto

2008-01-01

393

Capacitating national research: a review of South African natural sciences research projects, theses and dissertations, 1986-2006  

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Full Text Available The paper examines selected natural sciences research output in South Africa, with special reference to research projects, theses and dissertations in order to determine the trends and nature of capacitation of national research in the selected disciplines in the country. Relevant data was extracted from the South African Bibliographic and Information Network (SABINET-hosted Current and Completed Research (C&CR database using subject codes as well as subject keywords. The study reveals that the trends of capacitating national research in natural sciences in South Africa follows a mixed pattern of growth, biology is the most researched subject/discipline, co-supervision of research projects in South Africa is minimal, universities are the main centres for capacitating national research, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research is visible, research capacity building is largely at the level of Masters degree and English language is the most commonly used language of capacitation of national research. In conclusion, we argue, among other recommendations, that there is a need to convert the completed research projects (that is, technical reports, dissertations, theses and so on into publishable research articles for wider dissemination of research findings.

Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha

2009-01-01

394

Research reactor usage at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in support of university research and education  

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory is a US Department of Energy laboratory which has a substantial history of research and development in nuclear reactor technologies. There are a number of available nuclear reactor facilities which have been incorporated into the research and training needs of university nuclear engineering programs. This paper addresses the utilization of the Advanced Reactivity Measurement Facility (ARMF) and the Coupled Fast Reactivity Measurement Facility (CFRMF) for thesis and dissertation research in the PhD program in Nuclear Science and Engineering by the University of Idaho and Idaho State University. Other reactors at the INEL are also being used by various members of the academic community for thesis and dissertation research, as well as for research to advance the state of knowledge in innovative nuclear technologies, with the EBR-II facility playing an essential role in liquid metal breeder reactor research. 3 refs.

Woodall, D.M.; Dolan, T.J.; Stephens, A.G. (Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (USA))

1990-01-01

395

Results of SEI Independent Research and Development Projects.  

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The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) annually undertakes several independent research and development (IRAD) projects. These projects serve to (1) support feasibility studies investigating whether further work by the SEI would be of potential benefit ...

D. De Niz J. Hansson J. Hudak L. Bass P. H. Feiler

2008-01-01

396

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 â??programâ? 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 â??Research & Strategyâ?. 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

397

Unique educational opportunities at the Missouri University research reactor  

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Since the Missouri University Research Reactor (MURR) went critical in 1966, it has been a center where students from many departments conduct their graduate research. In the past three decades, hundreds of graduate students from the MU departments of chemistry, physics, anthropology, nuclear engineering, etc., have received masters and doctoral degrees based on research using neutrons produced at MURR. More recently, the educational opportunities at MURR have been expanded to include undergraduate students and local high school students. Since 1989 MURR has participated in the National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. As part of this program, undergraduate students from universities and colleges throughout the United States come to MURR and get hands-on research experience during the summer. Another program, started in 1994 by the Nuclear Analysis Program at MURR, allows students from a local high school to conduct a neutron activation analysis (NAA) experiment. We also conduct tours of the center, where we describe the research and educational programs at MURR to groups of elementary school children, high school science teachers, state legislators, professional organizations, and many other groups

1997-11-16

398

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

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Such projects may provide for any marketing research and development projects designed to assist, improve, or promote the marketing, distribution, and consumption or efficient production of California olives. Such projects may provide for any form of marketing promotion including paid...

2010-01-01

399

Research performance of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in 1385 (April 2006- March 2007  

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Full Text Available BACKGROUND: One of the frequently used measures of research performance of a country or a university is counting the related scientific production. In the present study the number of scientific production including research projects, books, journal articles and conference proceedings published under the name of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences were identified and then compared with those reported by Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education for the year
1384. The purpose of this study was to identify one-year research performance of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and to show the growth rate of scientific production of this university from 1384 to 1385. METHODS: The present cross-sectional study was carried out by reviewing related official documents and running advanced searches in some of the most important databases. The time limitation was set on 1385 hijri shamsi, which is equal to the beginning of April 2006 till the end of March 2007.
RESULTS: During the period of the study, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences published 56 books. The total number of approved research projects was 1080, most of which (61.67% were descriptive studies. A total of 721 journal articles published by the university researchers of which 146 papers were indexed by ISI, 26 papers were indexed by MEDLINE, 194 papers were indexed by EMBASE, Scopus, Biological Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts and CINAHL, 318 articles were indexed by other databases. Only 37 articles published via non-indexed journals. 74.2% of the articles appeared in domestic journals while only 25.8% published in foreign journals. The total number of national and
international conference proceedings was 726. The findings showed a significant increase (nearly 100% in all kinds of scientific productions compared to those published in 1384 except the published books. CONCLUTIONS: The present study indicates that despite suffering from limitations in annual research budgets and facilities, research performance of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences has increased appreciably during the last year.
KEY WORDS: Research performance, scientific productivity, scientometrics, information databases.

Farzaneh Aminpour

2007-12-01

400

Research-centric project-based learning of optomechanical design  

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In the Spring Semester of 2011, Univ. of Central Florida's CREOL introduced an elective course in Optomechanical Design. In addition to homework assignments and exams, one component of the course grade was a design project. Rather than the traditional "assigned" project, the instructor experimented with a novel research-centric approach. Specifically, students were asked to select a project directly applicable to their graduate research. While challenging for the instructor to grade, student motivation and performance remained exceptionally high throughout the semester. This paper summarizes the background, projects, and pedagogical benefits of such a research-centric approach to project-based learning.

Kasunic, Keith J.; Bagnell, Marcus; D'Archangel, Jeff; Dillard, Alexander W.; Douglass, Kyle M.; Mills, M. S.; Ott, Dan; Relina, Victoriya; Webb, Benjamin

2012-10-01

 
 
 
 
401

Research statement of the Mining Engineering Department, University of Nottingham  

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Details of current research projects with particular application to coal mining are presented in sections covering environmental engineering, rock mechanics and subsidence, coal preparation, mine surveying and planning, geophysics, mine electrical and electronic engineering, cuttability, wear, and mineral economics. A list of published papers and Ph.D titles between 1976 and 1984 is also presented.

1984-01-01

402

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

403

Research on Hidden Risks in International Project  

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Full Text Available Base on China's business of foreign contract projects and the contractor's failure to foresee the risks in bidding which causes great loss. This paper presents the concept of hidden risks in international contracting projects, establishes the implicit risks evolution model based on the evolutionary game theory, analyzes the hidden risks of transferring system and gives proposals to avoid the hidden risks in international project.

Dongling Liang

2013-01-01

404

The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable: 1988 annual report  

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The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable was created to provide a forum where scientists, engineers, administrators, and policy makers from government, universities, and industry can come together on an ongoing basis to explore ways to improve the productivity of the nation's research enterprise. The object is to try to understand issues, to inject imaginative thought into the system, and to provide a setting for seeking common ground. The Roundtable does not make recommendations, nor offer specific advice. It develops options and brings all interested parties together. The uniqueness of the Roundtable is in the breadth of its membership and in the continuity with which it can address issues. The Roundtable is sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine.

1989-01-01

405

Formulating eLearning Support Strategies in Research Universities  

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In this contribution it is explored how strategic management practice could assist a coordinated approach toward eLearning and what elements of an eLearning support strategy are critical for a successful integration of eLearning in university teaching. After reviewing the literature on strategic management in higher education regarding eLearning and the presentation of the research methodology, conditions for support are identified as an important starting point of a more coordinated ap...

Franziska Zellweger

2006-01-01

406

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at Oregon State University  

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The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB) Core Lab at Oregon State University provides services for fee in genomic technologies (DNA sequencing, DNA genotyping (fragment analysis)) and in functional genomic technologies (microarray). We manage a Zeiss LSM510Meta confocal microscope as a multi-user instrument; training is required and assistance is available, both for fee. Sequencing is provided both for traditional Sanger sequencing on an AB 3730 and ultra high throughput sequenc...

2011-01-01

407

Internal Factors of Academic Entrepreneurship: the Case of Four Malaysian Public Research Universities  

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This paper focused on academic entrepreneurship, an emerging phenomenon in Malaysian public research universities. The research demonstrated that academic entrepreneurship produced positive impact on research commercialization and university technology transfer for these public research universities. Academic entrepreneurship was also found to be one of the missing gaps in fulfilling the complete process of research and development up to commercialization. This study provi...

Yusof, Mohar; Siddiq, Mohammad Saeed; Nor, Leilanie Mohd

2012-01-01

408

The H-1NF fusion research project  

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The recently formed National Plasma Fusion Research Facility at the Institute of Advanced Studies is described in the context of the international fusion research program and the national collaboration with the Australian Fusion Research Group. The objectives of the Facility and the planned physics research program over the next five years are discussed and some recent results summarised

1998-01-01

409

The governance and performance of research universities: evidence from Europe and the U.S.  

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We investigate how university governance affects research output, measured by patenting and international university research rankings. For both European and U.S. universities, we generate several measures of autonomy, governance, and competition for research funding. We show that university autonomy and competition are positively correlated with university output, both among European countries and among U.S. public universities. We then identity a (political) source of exogenous shocks to fu...

Aghion, P.; Dewatripont, M.; Moxby, C. M.; Mas-colell, A.; Supir, A.

2009-01-01

410

Census of Institutional Repositories in the United States: MIRACLE Project Research Findings. CLIR Publication No. 140  

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In this report, the authors describe results of a nationwide census of institutional repositories in U.S. academic institutions. The census is one of several activities of the MIRACLE Project, an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded research program based at the University of Michigan. The acronym MIRACLE means "Making…

Markey, Karen; Rieh, Soo Young; St. Jean, Beth; Kim, Jihyun; Yakel, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

411

A Forest Science Effective Research Supervision in the Faculty Of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia  

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Full Text Available At least historically, undergraduate research supervision has predominantly been seen as part of the basic research function of academic staff. In many fields of study, success in research requires not only sophisticated experimental and analytical skills, but good mentoring and managerial skills as well. This paper presents an observational case study and perception based on the author’s true experiences exploring the most effective supervision of undergraduate students in  the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM. Due to the need of a highly calibre first class honours undergraduates for the future pool of postgraduates and top notch academia in the Faculty and in UPM, the aim of this paper is therefore to provide a good practice guideline for supervision of undergraduates final year project reports/theses to ensure consistency of approach for staff and students across the faculty and university. Key topics covered include building an effective undergraduate final year project/theses supervisory relationship, negotiating expectations, providing good communication and feedback and providing motivation and guidance to them. Personal interviews of undergraduates' perceptions of their supervision as they undertake their final year research projects were presented. Students reported that only a select few of their supervisors were supportive and sympathetic to their needs. Only a few of the Faculty supervisors adopted the role of resource person, directing undergraduates to references and contacts, discussing ideas and work undertaken. Only a few students had considerable freedom in the conduct of their final year project work. They were not able to choose their own research topic and supervisor but most determined the pace at which they worked. Some appeared to cope well with the autonomous role of a junior researcher while some commented on difficulties. Though the majority of students were given considerable freedom in their research the results of the observation indicated some differences amongst supervisors.

Kamaruzaman Jusoff

2008-02-01

412

Quantitative Approach for Research Chairs Evaluation in King Saud University  

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Full Text Available Research activities are considered prominent part of innovation and consequent wealth generation in any advanced country, thus the need for policy makers and wider public to get insight into the quality of research outputs is legitimate. However, qualitative evaluation techniques meet a number of difficulties. This paper addresses a novel quantitative methodology to indicate a measure of the performance of research chairs in King Saud University (KSU. It proposes an Evaluation Criteria (EC assures sustainable competition among different Research Chairs (RCs. The best RC - if compared to the remaining RCs - is the one achieves more considerable scientific events (activates with less cost and within shorter period of time. The study aims to be a further contribution to the assessment of a road map toward an equal internationally shared, quantitative evaluation system.

Ali S. Al-Ghamdi

2011-08-01

413

Geothermal research at Oklahoma State University: An integrated approach  

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Oklahoma State University and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) are active in providing technical support to government and industry through technology transfer, technology development, technical assistance, and business development support. Technology transfer includes geothermal heat pump (GHP) system training for installers and architects and engineers, national teleconferences, brochures, and other publications. Technology development encompasses design software development, GLHEPRO, in-situ thermal conductivity testing methods and verification of data reduction techniques, and specifications and standards for GHP systems. Examples of technical assistance projects are a Navy officers quarters and a NASA Visitors Center which required design assistance and supporting information in reducing the life cycle cost to make them viable projects.

Smith, M.D.

1997-12-31

414

Scientific and Ethical Reflections on Academic Corruption in Universities: On the Science Research Evaluation System in China's Universities  

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A study of the science research activities in China's institutions of higher learning in recent years indicates that there is a major connection between the current instances of corruption in scientific research at colleges and universities and the evaluations system for scientific research implemented at many of the colleges and universities

Xiaochun, Wu; Dan, Jia

2007-01-01

415

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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LLRW Management Challenges at a Large Research University  

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In the performance of its mission as a world-class teaching and research institution, the University of Michigan (U-M) generates a variety of Low Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) streams. The management of these wastes (i.e. packaging, transportation, processing and disposal) has a direct impact on a large research university that other, conventional generators may not appreciate. The university is actually a small generator compared with the likes of utility companies and government agencies. Yet experience has shown that universities require unique service support for the management of a wide range, albeit smaller quantities of LLRW streams. Unlike larger LLRW generators with specialized cadres of employees dealing with LLRW issues, a research university is likely to have these same responsibilities handled by a small team of specialists requiring a variety of skill sets. The diversity of waste generated is reflective of the number and variety of waste generators on campus. With over 1500 medical research and teaching laboratories and a research reactor, the LLRW waste streams the U-M generates include significant volumes of solid, long- and short-lived waste as well as liquid mixed waste and non-hazardous aqueous waste. As a result of this diversity of waste streams, the U-M must meet compliance standards established by the NRC, EPA, DOT and the State of Michigan. Like other LLRW generators within the State of Michigan, the U-M was unable to ship LLRW for disposal from late 1991 through mid-1995 due to political restrictions imposed by the federal government relating to the state compact legislation. This resulted in a large quantity of LLRW and mixed waste shipped for processing and disposal beginning in mid-1996. The U-M, along with other small quantity generators must compete for access to the diminishing space remaining at the Barnwell Disposal Facility. The key to success in this area requires a combination of institutional long-range planning and having a knowledgeable broker working on your behalf.

Cullen, T.R.

2003-02-25

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