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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 14C 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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Abstract and research accomplishments of University Coal Research Projects  

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

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1995-06-01

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Abstracts and research accomplishments of university coal research projects  

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

1991-06-01

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SOLERAS - University Research Project. Progress report 2  

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Progress to date on each of the research efforts in direct solar energy applications at public and private institutions of higher education and research in the United States is addressed. Some research topics covered include: concentrating optics for PV conversion; wind power; solar ponds; photosynthesis; amorphous silicon alloys; passive cooling; crystal growth of gallium arsenides; and solar insolation. The period of work covered by these reports is June 1984 through February 1985.

1985-03-01

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Research Projects and Undergraduate Retention at the University of Arizona  

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

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

2013-06-01

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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.

J. ?wider

2007-01-01

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The Roles of University Researchers in a University-School Collaborative Action Research Project - A Chinese experience  

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Full Text Available Teacher research as an international movement since the 1970s has been advocated worldwide to promote school curriculum reform and the professionalization of school teachers. University-school collaborative action research is a new attempt to support school teachers who learn to do research in their classrooms while providing opportunities for university researcher to develop a better understanding of classroom practice with more effective strategies to support teacher change. Such collaborative research has been promoted in the recent curriculum reform in basic education in China. This paper reports on an action research project conducted by school teachers supported by university researchers in the Chinese context with a focus on examining the roles and gains of university researchers in this project. Data was collected through project meeting observations, questionnaires, interviews and participants’ reflective journals. Both quantitative and qualitative analysis methods were used respectively for analyzing the data collected. The purpose of this study is to understand better the nature of such collaborations and the gains as well as challenges on the part of university researchers so that implications can be drawn for establishing a sound university-school collaborative research body that promotes the professional learning of both parties.

Qiang Wang; Hongjia Mu

2013-01-01

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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; Maria Dencheva; Angelina Kisselova

2013-01-01

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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)

2003-01-01

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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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2003-02-01

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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF RESEARCH PROJECT ACTIVITIES PERFORMED AT MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES IN BULGARIA.  

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Full Text Available Introduction: There are five Bulgarian medical universities in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Pleven and Stara Zagora. A major priority of medical universities is to encourage research activities mainly aimed at preparation and implementation of research projects. Projects are managed by the participating organizations called “beneficiaries”. Beneficiaries develop projects, apply for finances and if approved they implement those projects.Aim: The purpose of our study is to examine the organizational structure of research project activities on the macro level and on the micro level in Bulgarian medical universities.Material and methods: In order to define the separate elements of the organizational structure and to analyze the relations and interaction between them we have applied a documentary and sociological approach. Results: During the last six years there was a significant increase in the number and the overall annual financial value of the projects performed at medical universities in Bulgaria. The reasons for such increase are: managers realizing the advantages of and benefits from the implementation of research projects ensuring high quality modernization of research units’ equipment and facilities; access to innovative technologies; development of interdisciplinary relations, etc. Benefits arising from improved results motivate us to consider as appropriate some additional investments aimed at increasing the number of team members and further optimization of the currently existing structures (research centers) in charge of research with the purpose of achieving even better results in this particular field. Conclusion: The role of research project activities in medical universitiesresearch field is of vital importance for the educational institutions’ success. Taking into consideration the changed conditions, European possibilities and the highly competitive environment, realizing this aspect will be essential for the future research results for the relevant research institution.

Svetoslav Garov; Maria Dencheva; Angelina Kisselova

2013-01-01

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SOLERAS - University Research Project. Progress report 1, December 1984  

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Progress to date on each of the research efforts in direct solar energy applications at public and private institutions of higher education and research in the United States is addressed. Some research topics covered include: concentrating optics for PV conversion; wind power; solar ponds; photosynthesis; amorphous silicon alloys; passive cooling; crystal growth of gallium arsenides; and solar insolation.

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SOLERAS - University Research Project. Progress report No. 3, 1984-85 annual report  

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The accomplishments of solar energy research projects maintained by nine US universities are summarized. Some research topics covered include: photosynthesis; passive cooling; crystal growth of gallium arsenides; concentrating optics for PV conversion; amorphous silicon alloys; solar insolation; solar ponds; and wind power. (BCS)

1985-09-01

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

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

1978-01-01

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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; E-Shien Chang; Melissa Simon; Esther Wong

2011-01-01

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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.

NAELA COSTIC?; R. I. OLARIU; M. COSTIC?; IULIANA GABRIELA BREABAN; IOANA ALEXANDRA RUSU; CECILIA ARSENE; I. M. CIUMASU

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

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

2000-01-01

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Research projects on biological dosimetry undertaken in the Gregorio Maranon General University Hospital  

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Research efforts and special projects on biological dosimetry carried out since 1988 are addressed in chronological order. Objectives, results obtained and studies progressing are described. (author).

1997-01-01

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

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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.)

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Research Project  

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Contents1. Introduction and motivation.................................................................................................... 22. Research objectives................................................................................................................. 43. The project, data, methods ...................................................................................................... 74. Work program ......................................................................................................................... 85. Expected outputs and dissemination ....................................................................................... 96. References............................................................................................................................... 91. Introduction and motivationThis study evaluates the impact of the World Bank--financed Viet Nam rural transportproject I, a large-scale rural roads rehabilitation proj

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Motivating University Researchers  

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

Hendriks, Paul; Sousa, Celio

2008-01-01

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The Role of the National and University Library of Slovenia in a Multinational Research Project (IMPACT): a Case Study  

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Full Text Available In this paper, the participation and the role of individual libraries acting as partners in research project consortia, dealing with digitisation issues are analysed, following the example of the National and University Library of Slovenia (NUK) as a partner in the IMPACT project — Improving Access to Text. IMPACT is funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7) aimed at improving automated text recognition of digitised materials from different European digital collections. To achieve the project’s objectives, a consortium of partners comprised of several European libraries, information technology and software engineering centres, and linguistic institutes was established. The consortium’s work was based on interdisciplinary collaboration in which libraries (like NUK) played an important role firstly as demonstrators of tools and procedures developed within the project, and secondly as representatives of end-users’ needs and demands. Different European digitisation projects in the past have already included national libraries as project partners and the results of collaboration have been so far quite positive. A case study methodology is used for exploring several dimensions of such collaboration. First of all, the study shows that the consortium ensures libraries the economic and expert groundwork needed for the effective realization of the objectives outlined in the framework of the project. Secondly, the study shows positive results when comparing the sum total of knowledge and experience gained over the course of the project and the efforts invested in it by individual libraries. On the basis of such a success, NUK will be able to expand its digitisation plans. Other advantages include more concrete project outcomes, such as the formation of a common multinational digital collection, applicable OCR technology and metadata standardisation. A comparative study with some of NUK’s other on-going projects shows differences and similarities in the library’s collaboration in applicative and research project schemes. Furthermore, the main results of the library as a demonstrator in the project are presented — they are in accordance with the library’s strategic goals and its official role in the information society. Thus, this case study may be considered as an example of a best practice for participation of a national library in interdisciplinary research projects. It also shows, that national libraries can be important and active partners not only in an applicative, but also in scientific research project consortia.

Ines Vodopivec

2012-01-01

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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)

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2000-06-01

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

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

Carroll, James

2007-10-01

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

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

1986-01-01

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Cornell University: Project Euclid  

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Project Euclid, available through the Cornell University Library, is "a user-centered initiative to create an environment for the effective and affordable distribution of serial literature in mathematics and statistics." The project is a collaborative partnership with scholarly publishers, professional societies, and academic libraries. The goal is to provide full-text searching, reference linking, interoperability through the Open Archives Initiative, and long-term retention of data. Visitors can "Tour Euclid" to read more about the functionality of the website, including the different options for access. Some publishers require a paid subscription, while others may offer a pay-per-view option or free downloads. Multiple linking options make this a dynamic database. The website has a simple search function and the option to browse the database by journal title, publisher or discipline. A News section provides updates on the project and newly added journals.

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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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CT colonography: Project of High National Interest No. 2005062137 of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).  

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PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to describe the Web site of the Italian Project on CT Colonography (Research Project of High National Interest, PRIN No. 2005062137) and present the prototype of the online database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Web site was created with Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 software, which allows the realisation of multiple Web pages linked through a main menu located on the home page. The Web site contains a database of computed tomography (CT) colonography studies in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard, all acquired with multidetector-row CT according to the parameters defined by the European Society of Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology (ESGAR). The cases present different bowel-cleansing and tagging methods, and each case has been anonymised and classified according to the Colonography Reporting and Data System (C-RADS). RESULTS: The Web site is available at http address www.ctcolonography.org and is composed of eight pages. Download times for a 294-Mbyte file were 33 min from a residential ADSL (6 Mbit/s) network, 200 s from a local university network (100 Mbit/s) and 2 h and 50 min from a remote academic site in the USA. The Web site received 256 accesses in the 22 days since it went online. CONCLUSIONS: The Web site is an immediate and up-to-date tool for publicising the activity of the research project and a valuable learning resource for CT colonography.

Neri E; Laghi A; Regge D; Sacco P; Gallo T; Turini F; Talini E; Ferrari R; Mellaro M; Rengo M; Marchi S; Caramella D; Bartolozzi C

2008-12-01

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

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

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Final report for the Department of Energy funded cooperative agreement ''Electronic Research Demonstration Project'' [University electronic research administration demonstration project  

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This is the final report for the Department of Energy (DOE) funded cooperative agreement ''Electronic Research Demonstration Project (DE-FC02-92ER35180)'' for the period August 1994-July 1998. The goal of the project, referred to as NewERA, was to demonstrate the use of open standards for electronic commerce to support research administration, otherwise referred to as Electronic Research Administration (ERA). The NewERA demonstration project provided a means to test interagency standards developed within the Federal Grant Electronic Commerce Committee, a group comprised of federal granting agencies. The NewERA program was initiated by DOE. NewERA was comprised of three separate, but related, ERA activities in preaward administration, postaward administration, and secure Internet commerce. The goal of New ERA was to demonstrate an open standard implementation of ERA using electronic data interchange, e-mail and Internet transaction security between grant applicants and DOE, along with t h e other participating agencies.

Rodman, John

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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, 16O and 18O (from the direct extraction ion source), and C, O, Cu and Au (from the sputtering ion source). Improvements were made in the detector and data acquisition system. The data handling system 'SHINE' was completed and is in full operation. Research works are reported in individual summaries under the following chapters: accelerator and beam transport system, general equipments nuclear physics, atomic and solid-state physics, and biological and medical science and others. (Mori, K.).

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

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

Nordahl, Rolf

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Basic research projects  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] 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

1979-01-01

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Elearning mathematical projects in university  

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Full Text Available [en]Since the academic year 2005 - 2006 a few elearning projects are active at the University Milano-Bicocca, and at the Catholic University of Milano, both Faculty of Economics, with CILEA as the technological partner. They involve a large number of students attending basic courses of Mathematics. The common platform is Moodle (URL: http://moodle.org), contents are in HTML, PDF, Flash format using LO in SCORM 1.2 format.[/en

Gianpiero Limongiello; Silvana Stefani; Anna Torriero

2006-01-01

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

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

Mirzoev T; Lê G; Green A; Orgill M; Komba A; Esena RK; Nyapada L; Uzochukwu B; Amde WK; Nxumalo N; Gilson L

2013-09-01

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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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[Action research and clinical governance: the example of the project "psychiatry and migrants" at the Vaudois University Medical Center  

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Action research is a useful instrument for the organization health care and the clinical governance of psychiatric institutions. What this type of research offers can be illustrated by the cohort study of migrant patients without health insurance who consulted the Department of Psychiatry of the Vaudois university medical center (CHUV) in 2008. While giving greater visibilty to the psychological suffering and social distress of these patients, the study also enabled the authors to determine which clinical procedures were actually offered to these patients and the amount these procedures cost the department. The small number of cases that were identified as well as their uneven distribution amongst the different services of the department suggest that considerable efforts must still be made to improve access for this population to public psychiatric services.

Faucherre F; Weber O; Reeves D; Bonvin E; Guex P

2009-09-01

 
 
 
 
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University of Montreal: Fungal Mitochondrial Genome Project  

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Supported by the Medical Research Council of Canada, the Fungal Mitochondrial Genome Project (FMGP) is a project of B. Franz Lang and his research group at the University of Montreal. Three "goals of FMGP are to (i) sequence complete mitochondrial genomes from all major fungal lineages, (ii) infer a robust fungal phylogeny, (iii) define the origin of fungi, their protistan ancestors, and their specific phylogenetic link to the animals..." The FMGP website contains information pages for Allomyces macrogynus, Phytophthora infestans, Aspergillus nidulans, and Schizosaccharomyces pombe--to name a few. Site visitors can also link to brief information sections about Global Fungal Phylogeny; tRNA editing in lower fungal mtDNAs; DNA Purification and Cell Cultures; and a collection of mitochondrial protein sequences. From Dr. Lang's homepage, visitors can view a list of numerous publications (some with hyperlinked abstracts). In addition, the FMGP site links to related research projects at the University of Montreal as well as to online fungal resources at Cornell University and the University of Georgia.

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University Research: Understanding Its Role  

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Since World War II, the federal government has maintained a partnership with the nation's research universities, based on the bipartisan consensus that (1) the nation needs to invest its resources in curiosity-driven, competitively awarded basic research, and (2) basic research is best conducted at the nation's universities. As a result of that…

Association of American Universities, 2011

2011-01-01

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Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo  

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

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University Research Consortium annual review meeting program  

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

1996-01-01

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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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Information literacy and reflective learning. An action research project at the University of Parma. Research Proposal Competenza informativa e apprendimento critico. Un progetto di ricerca azione all'Università di Parma. Progetto di ricerca  

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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...

Vezzosi, Monica

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

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

Moissidis, Sonja; Schwarz, Jochen

2011-01-01

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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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Biomass energy research at Dutch universities  

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Research into energy from biomass in the Netherlands has really taken off since the start of the EWAB programme in 1990. The role of the universities in this is still extremely important. The flow of funds of university biomass research in the Netherlands is highly diverse which sometimes makes it difficult to obtain a complete overview of current university research. Therefore, an overview is compiled of the research into energy production from biomass and waste being carried out at Dutch universities, on the basis of work recently completed, work currently underway, and work awaiting commencement. In addition, there was the request to analyze any overlaps or gaps, which may have occurred. The idea behind this study was that an overview such as this could result in (1) better alignment between the universities themselves and between the universities and the other bodies working in the field of biomass; (2) more information concerning the expertise available at Dutch universities, (3) a discussion being started on the research desirable for the future, and (4) the inclusion of university research in the BIOCASE database of biomass projects at the Netherlands Agency for Energy and the Environment (Novem)

1999-01-01

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University of Tennessee: Hydrogeology Research Program  

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

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Project Management Office in Clinical Research Projects  

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Full Text Available Context: Clinical research is an interdisciplinary project which has been given a high priority by health organizations. Because of its complexity and importance, most of health system authorities have supported the using of project management knowledge and skills in performance of health and clinical researches.Evidence Acquisition: Establishing portfolio management within a project management office can help investigators with the performance of their research projects and increasing efficiency of research projects by centralizing and consolidating.Results: PMO and its counterparts for instance, clinical trial office and office for good clinical practice can play an important role in the best performance of clinical and health research projects.Conclusions: In this study we will describe the crucial role of project management and also project management office in clinical research projects.

Hamid Reza Aghayan; Seyed Abdolreza Babamahmoudi; Parisa Goodarzi; Seyed Hassan Emami-Razavi; Abas Norouzi-Javidan; Bagher Larijani; Babak Arjmand

2013-01-01

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NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities  

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

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

2006-07-01

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NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

2006-01-01

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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

1983-01-01

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American Hero Research Project  

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Students will chose a hero from American history that they would like to research. Students will use at least 2 web resources when gathering information. When finished, students will choose a way to present their information from the choices listed. Biography links Biographies Biographies For Kids Revolutionary War Bio s Social Studies for Kids Presentation Ideas Project ideas Read for Ideas Game shows Rubric Rubric for assessment ...

Flynn, Mrs.

2011-06-20

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The Malcolm X Project at Columbia University  

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A number of digital initiatives have been started in an attempt to disseminate new and important material about the late Malcolm X, and this remarkable site from Columbia UniversityÂs Center for Contemporary Black History is worth several visits. Under the direction of Professor Manning Marable and with significant input from the Shabazz family, the website contains a number of multimedia presentations that offer various perspectives and informed insights into Malcolm XÂs life and broader cultural and historical legacy. On the projectÂs homepage, visitors can learn about the initiative, peruse a number of helpful resources (such as a listing of related websites), and take a look at the projectÂs journal. The project journal is offered in the form of a weblog, and is a terrific way to learn about the research the project has uncovered over the past five years. Embedded in the weblog are a number of recent video interviews on one of Malcolm XÂs important projects, the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

2000-01-01

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SOLERAS - University Research Project: Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlas of satellite insolation in the United States, Mexico and South America  

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A summary is given of the development, testing and applications of the satellite insolation estimation project of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys through Aerospace Remote Sensing (AgRISTARS) program. The NOAA/AgRISTARS procedure uses data from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) to estimate daily total insolation (on a horizontal surface) at an array of 1 x 1 latitude-longitude locations throughout the continental United States, Mexico, and parts of South America. This methodology is compared with some other satellite techniques in terms of accuracy and applicability. Summary maps of monthly average daily total insolation for the period July 1982 through December 1983, as well as annual total maps for 1983, are presented for all three geographic coverage areas. As measures of temporal and spatial variability, monthly and annual data are also presented for the standard deviation of the daily insolation values about the monthly mean, and for root-mean-square values of both north-south and east-west differences over 1 latitude or longitude spacing. From the estimated error analysis the monthly mean values appear to be accurate to about 5% of the mean value, except for the western part of the United States when GOES-1 was put back into temporary service as the western GOES satellite.

1986-01-01

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Experimental plasma research project summaries  

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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

Elkins, Lynne

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MODELING RESEARCH PROJECT RISKS WITH FUZZY MAPS  

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Full Text Available 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 project: the probability of not obtaining quality results was computed considering the over-budget sum and the quality level of research idea. The computed risk is situated on the highest level in risks map. A software system for evaluating risks in e-testing research project was also developed. The research was funded by the Ministry of Education and Research, National University Research Council, Grant PCE_ID_873.

Constanta Nicoleta BODEA; Mariana Iuliana DASCALU

2009-01-01

 
 
 
 
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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 multiphase 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. The following deliverables are scheduled during the first three projects of the program: (1) Single-Phase Studies, with three different black oils, which will yield an enhanced computer code for predicting paraffin deposition in deepwater and surface pipelines. (2) Two-Phase Studies, with a focus on heat transfer and paraffin deposition at various pipe inclinations, which will be used to enhance the paraffin deposition code for gas-liquid flow in pipes. (3) Deposition Physics and Water Impact Studies, which will address the aging process, improve our ability to characterize paraffin deposits and enhance our understanding of the role water plays in paraffin deposition in deepwater pipelines. As in the previous two studies, knowledge gained in this suite of studies will be integrated into a state-of-the-art three-phase paraffin deposition computer program.

Michael Volk; Cem Sarica

2003-10-01

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Report on 2003 research projects  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report outlines various research projects supported by the Environmental Research Advisory Council (ERAC). The peer-reviewed research studies were performed by scientists from academia, government and consultants. This review includes currently funded ERAC projects as well as those that were completed in 2003. In 2003, ERAC provided more than $800,000 in funding for environmental research projects which examined the affect that petroleum development has on the environment. The projects were divided into the following distinct categories: air issues and climate change; site remediation, soil restoration and groundwater; and ecological health. There were approximately 5 research projects conducted under each category. The projects ranged from flaring performance, plume monitoring, neurobehavioural effects of hydrogen sulphide on humans, ecotoxicity risk assessment of hydrocarbon residuals, remediation of contaminated sites, and habitat restoration. This presentation described the purpose of each project, how it was conducted, the results, future work, and project funding. 5 figs.

2004-01-01

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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 the relativistic setting, and provides a new metrical approach to algebraic geometry.

Wildberger, N J

2006-01-01

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DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates Program  

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

Posey Eddy, F.

2005-01-01

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

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

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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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Universalizing Speech: Notes from the USI Project  

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This paper discusses progress in designing a standardizedinterface for speech interaction with simple machines -- theUniversal Speech Interface (USI) project. We discuss themotivation for such a design and issues that must be addressedby such an interface. We present our current proposals forhandling these issues, and comment on the usability of theseapproaches based on user interactions with the system. Finally,we discuss future work and plans for the USI project.

Stefanie Shriver; Roni Rosenfeld; Xiaojin Zhu; Arthur Toth; Alex Rudnicky; Markus Flueckiger

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Research Project for Mineralogy  

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Students choose a project on an area of the geosciences in which one or more mineral's chemistry and/or crystal structure is significant to understanding that geoscience problem. They then study that mineral in detail in both hand sample and on the SEM, XRF, XRD, and/or in thin section. Students may provide your own sample or use a sample from the student collection. For practicality sake, the sample must be available and not so valuable or rare that we cannot let you use pieces of it for the project. Additionally, the mineral studied in detail must be significantly different than those they will be tested on for the final exam.

Panero, Wendy

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Mesabi Nugget Research Project.  

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The Mesabi Nugget Project is a large pilot-scale program completed to demonstrate the ITmk3(reg-sign) Process developed and owned by Kobe Steel, Ltd of Japan. The ITmk3(reg-sign) Process is a new ironmaking technology that uses a rotary hearth furnace to ...

L. Lehtinen

2005-01-01

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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; Chen-Chi Chang

2012-01-01

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Sequential Assessment of Engineering Design Projects at University Level  

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Seven years of industrial experience followed by 30 years of academic research and teaching in structural engineering have led the author to believe that the prime objective of a university design course is not the design project itself but to train students to solve problems, as this will last them throughout their careers. It is shown how design…

Oehlers, Deric John

2006-01-01

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Governance Reform at China's "985 Project" Universities  

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

Qingnian, Xiong; Duanhong, Zhang; Hong, Liu

2011-01-01

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Drivers for University Research Performance: Investigating the Researchers’ Dynamics  

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Full Text Available Universities provide the foundations for a nation’s social, cultural, economic and technological progress. Beside the academic programmes offered by the universities that build the human capital, research activities are the other pillar of academia that help to drive a nation’s progress. Andersson (2010) identified research environment and researchers dynamics as the key factors that impact the quality of research in universities. The aim of this paper is to investigate the researchers’ dynamics resulting in excellent research performance by a university, and hence to derive lessons regarding university research performance. Specifically, the paper explores researchers’ profiles in terms of their achievements over the past five years, their attributes, behaviour and attitude. This was achieved by using a case study approach (Eisenhardt, 1989 and Yin, 1994). The identified top commercialisation producer among the universities in Malaysia, namely Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), was selected for the case study. This paper highlights the findings.

Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz; Hezlin Harris; Stanley Richardson; Nor Azlina Ab. Aziz

2012-01-01

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The Boston University Twin Project (BUTP).  

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The Boston University Twin Project (BUTP) is a multi-method, multi-situation, longitudinal study of early child temperament and related behaviors. The first phase of this project focused primarily on activity level and comprised over 300 twin pairs assessed in the home and lab at ages 2 and 3. Subject recruitment, sample characteristics, and study procedures are described. A second phase broadens our focus to the development of multiple temperament dimensions and developmental outcomes in a new cohort of 300 twin pairs to be assessed at 3, 4, and 5 years of age. Recruitment is currently underway.

Saudino KJ; Asherson P

2013-02-01

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

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

Mentzel, Walter; Bauer, Bruno

2008-01-01

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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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[en] 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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Environmental research. Volume 2. Projects  

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TVA's environmental research activities are focused on five key environmental issues: acid deposition, air quality (including indoor air quality), waste management, groundwater quality, and surface water quality. This year another section, Forest and Wildlife Management, has been added to describe TVA's activities in natural resource management. This report contains project summaries for each research activity described.

1986-08-01

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Role Strain in University Research Centers  

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One way in which university faculty members' professional lives have become more complex with the advent of contemporary university research centers is that many faculty have taken on additional roles. The authors' concern in this article is to determine the extent to which role strain is experienced by university faculty members who are…

Boardman, Craig; Bozeman, Barry

2007-01-01

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Effects of scientific policies in the Spanish university: research projects in English language and linguistics / Repercusión de la política científica en la Universidad Española: proyectos de investigación en lengua y lingüística inglesa  

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Full Text Available Abstract: We briefly explore the relationships between scientific and educational policies and the Spanish university system, and try to identify some converging themes in these fields and some future directions for the improvement of the scientific research done at tertiary level. This article also offers a general view of the different funded research projects in English language and linguistics carried out by Spanish university groups with the aim of reporting on the trends and interests.Resumen: Pretendemos explorar de forma breve las relaciones entre las políticas científicas y las educativas en el sistema universitario español, y a su vez intentar identificar algunos temas concluyentes y futuras direcciones para la mejora de la investigación llevada a cabo en la universidad. También daremos un repaso general a distintos proyectos de investigación financiados que se llevan a cabo por grupos de investigación en universidades españolas en lengua y lingüística inglesas con el fin de señalar las tendencias e intereses de los investigadores.

Fernández Bajón, María Teresa; Pérez Ruiz, Leonor

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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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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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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

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Research Information Needs of Public Policy Oriented Researchers at a Regional University: Issues Emerging from a Pilot Study  

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This article presents the results of a pilot study of the research information needs, behaviour and source preferences of academic researchers at a regional university engaged in a public policy research project. In-depth interviews with three public policy oriented academic researchers undertaking interdisciplinary research projects at Charles…

Miller, Faye

2008-01-01

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Plant mutation research at akdeniz university  

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[en] 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

2001-01-01

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Brief report of the joint research with universities, etc. for 2003  

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The Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) promote the basic and fundamental research in relation to the research and development projects of JNC through collaboration with universities and other research institutes (referred to as 'universities, etc.' below). This report includes a summary of the results of the research carried out in fiscal year 2003 on 21 joint researches with universities, etc. In addition, this report removes the research by the JNC Cooperative Research Scheme on the Nuclear Fuel cycle. (author)

2004-01-01

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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.

Eduardo Fernández Rodríguez; Teresa García Gómez

2009-01-01

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The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable 1995 annual report  

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

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1995-12-31

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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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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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University Of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group  

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The University of Minnesota Physics Education Research and Development group. Links to materials on cooperative problem solving, context rich problems, and implementation of innovative teaching methods in the large lecture format.

Heller, Patricia; Heller, Kenneth

2003-10-10

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The Top American Research Universities 2001  

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An updated version of The Top American Research Universities has been released from Florida-based research organization, The Center, which creates this report annually. (The first edition of the Top American Research Universities was included in the July 28, 2000 Scout Report.) Institutions considered "top" are those that have federal research expenditures as reported to NSF of at least $20 million and that fall within the top 25 on at least one of The Center's nine measures (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). This year, the study has been expanded to include national rankings and to include institutions ranked in the top 26-50 (in addition to those ranked in top 25). The data are available in .pdf or spreadsheet (.xls) format. Interestingly, the top ten are all private universities.

2001-01-01

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Brief of the joint research with universities, etc. for 2002. Except the research by the JNC cooperative research scheme on the nuclear fuel cycle  

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The Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) promote the basic and fundamental research in relation to the research and development projects of JNC through collaboration with universities and other research institutes (referred to as 'universities, etc.' below). This report includes a summary of the results of the research carried out in fiscal year 2002 on 15 joint researches with universities, etc. In addition, this report removes the research by the JNC Cooperative Research Scheme on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. (author)

2003-01-01

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ENHANCING ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARD UNIVERSITY COMMERCIALIZATION  

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

Low Hock Heng; Amran Md Rasli; Aslan Amat Seni

2011-01-01

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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

2010-01-01

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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 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 explicación de su eficacia pedagógica necesitan operaciones analíticas y críticas que se derivan del posible desarrollo de una semiótica indexical específica, del mismo (more) 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 cloister (more) ed 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.

Magariños de Morentin, Juan

2010-12-01

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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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[Fate of the results of research projects].  

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Once completed, the results of a research project must be made known to the scientific community. This is usually achieved by presentations at scientific meetings or by publishing the results in a journal of the specialty. The purpose is not only to make public these findings, but that they can be used to solve problems, immediately or in the long-term, or to serve as the basis for future research. However, several studies have found that less than 50% of the communications to congresses are published. One of the main reasons is that publications in high impact journals can not be easily attained since most of them are not of open access. For this reason, it is convenient to resort to free-access journals listed in prestigious international indexes. The Council for Scientific Development at the University of Zulia financially supports a number of scientific journals that meet these criteria. If the research was the result of a PhD, Master or Specialty thesis or the project for a promotion in an academic institution, the end result should be also their publication; but commonly, these are even less published than communications to scientific meetings. At the University of Zulia, Serbiluz has made a major effort to collect all this material and make it available to serve the scientific community. It is necessary to mention that the institution that supports financially a research project has the right to demand its publication, to benefit the greatest number of people and as a mean to compensate the economic support with scientific knowledge. PMID:22978044

Ryder, Elena

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[Fate of the results of research projects].  

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Once completed, the results of a research project must be made known to the scientific community. This is usually achieved by presentations at scientific meetings or by publishing the results in a journal of the specialty. The purpose is not only to make public these findings, but that they can be used to solve problems, immediately or in the long-term, or to serve as the basis for future research. However, several studies have found that less than 50% of the communications to congresses are published. One of the main reasons is that publications in high impact journals can not be easily attained since most of them are not of open access. For this reason, it is convenient to resort to free-access journals listed in prestigious international indexes. The Council for Scientific Development at the University of Zulia financially supports a number of scientific journals that meet these criteria. If the research was the result of a PhD, Master or Specialty thesis or the project for a promotion in an academic institution, the end result should be also their publication; but commonly, these are even less published than communications to scientific meetings. At the University of Zulia, Serbiluz has made a major effort to collect all this material and make it available to serve the scientific community. It is necessary to mention that the institution that supports financially a research project has the right to demand its publication, to benefit the greatest number of people and as a mean to compensate the economic support with scientific knowledge.

Ryder E

2012-06-01

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Project-based learning in geomatics at Aalborg University  

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

Höhle, Joachim

2005-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Progress reports on SCWR-related development projects from Chinese universities for FY2008-2009  

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[en] Canada is participating in the international cooperative forum on system research for two designs (supercritical water-cooled reactor, SCWR, and Very High Temperature Reactor, VHTR) of the Gen-IV nuclear reactor. The forum is referred to as the Generation-IV International Forum (or GIF). The Canadian effort focuses mainly on the SCWR. Among various GIF participants, Canada is the leader of this design and has interest mainly on the pressure-tube type reactor, which is a natural extension of the existing CANDU reactor. Several critical research areas (such as material, chemistry, thermalhydraulics, instability, critical flow, etc.) have been identified in the system-research plan for supporting the SCWR design. Collaborative projects have been established between AECL and universities in China to expedite the CANDU SCWR design. These projects focus on research areas beyond the current scope of the AECL and the NSERC/NRCan/AECL collaborative research and development (CRD) project. AECL supports these projects directly and is contributing (in-kind) the results and findings to the Canadian national program. The collaboration between AECL and Chinese universities began in 2007 July. Most projects cover the duration of three years. The Chinese universities submit their annual progress reports each year prior to the project renewal. The objective of this report is to summarize the progress on collaborative projects between AECL and Chinese universities (namely the Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Xi'an Jiaotong University) over the duration of 2008 July to 2009 June. (author)

2010-01-01

102

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

104

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

2007-01-01

105

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

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

NONE

1997-10-01

106

University of Washington superconducting-booster project  

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[en] 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

1983-01-01

107

Research study or quality improvement project?  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Understanding whether a project is a research study or a QI project is important from both clinical and regulatory perspectives. Both types of activities make useful contributions but have distinct approaches, procedures, and outcomes. Novice researchers or QI participants are encouraged to seek guidance through mentorship with an experienced researcher or a QI project leader.

Arndt JV; Netsch DS

2012-07-01

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[The research project: financing and management  

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Basic and clinical research is accomplished by projects. The design of a project is not only based on the scientific content but also on its financing and management. This article wants to illustrate the correct modalities for project financing and project management in a scientific project.

Schena FP

2003-09-01

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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

2011-01-01

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Managing Industry-University Research Relationships.  

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|Six principal factors appear crucial to the successful operation and management of university-industry research agreements: (1) leadership; (2) understanding of cultural differences; (3) organizational structure; (4) legal issues, institutional policies, and contractual mechanisms; (5) capacity and resources; and (6) faculty workload. Balancing…

Fairweather, James S.

1991-01-01

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

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

2007-01-01

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

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

James S. Tulenko; Carl D. Crane

2007-12-13

113

IBM Research News: Millipede Project  

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On June 11, 2002, researchers at IBM "demonstrated a data storage density of a trillion bits per square inch -- 20 times higher than the densest magnetic storage available today." The project, called Millipede, uses a technique analogous to punch cards to store data, as opposed to traditional methods of magnetic storage. Although it will not likely be used in commercial applications in the near future, the implications of this achievement in nanotechnology are great. This news release gives a brief summary of the findings of the team. A much more detailed technical paper is given via a link on the page, as are several images and animations that show different portions of the Millipede chip.

2002-01-01

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

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

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2001-02-01

115

The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable 1996 annual report  

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

NONE

1996-12-31

116

Experiences with project-oriented research in graduate engineering education  

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

1976-10-25

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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

118

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

119

Project Universal Preschool Vision Screening: a demonstration project.  

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OBJECTIVES: Visual disorders among preschool-aged children are common, yet screening is infrequent. The purpose of this project was to implement the vision screening recommendations proposed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and National Eye Institute Vision Screening in the Preschool Child Task Force: monocular visual acuity and stereopsis testing. METHODS: Four sites fully participated in the implementation of the task force recommendations with 3- and 4-year-old children. Two of the sites worked with primary care practices (testing performed by staff); 2 worked with community-based programs (testing performed by lay volunteers). Each site tracked number of children screened by age, as well as proportion testable, referred, and with documented follow-up evaluation. RESULTS: Variations in implementation of the recommendations were observed. Successful screening among 3-year-olds ranged from 70% to 93%; referral rates were 1% to 41%, and follow-up rates were 29% to 100%. Successful screening among 4-year-olds ranged from 88% to 98%; referral rates were 2% to 40%, and follow-up rates were 41% to 100%. The proportion of 3-year-olds who were treated was significantly different between the community-based sites (n = 20) and the primary care sites (n = 2). Similarly, the proportion of 4-year-olds who were treated was significantly different between the community-based sites (n = 36) and the primary care sites (n = 11). CONCLUSION: . The variability across pilot sites in numbers successfully screened and numbers referred suggests that all aspects of preschool vision screening need thorough review before the goal of universal preschool vision screening can be realized.

Hartmann EE; Bradford GE; Chaplin PK; Johnson T; Kemper AR; Kim S; Marsh-Tootle W

2006-02-01

120

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

 
 
 
 
121

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

122

Radio Astronomy Research at Leningrad State University  

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The main directions of radio-astronomical studies at Leningrad State University are described. These studies began in 1947, and have included research on solar active regions, as well as methods for measuring the absolute radio flux of the Sun and the statistical properties of the solar radio emission. Studies of solar-terrestrial connections using radio-astronomy methods are considered in some detail.

Molchanov, A. P.

123

Advanced energy projects: FY 1988 research summaries  

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[en] 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

124

National University Consortium on Microwave Research (NUCOMR)  

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This paper introduces a new cooperative research program of national scale that is focused on crucial research issues in the development of high energy microwave sources. These have many applications in the DOD and industry. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), in cooperation with the Phillips Laboratory, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the Army Research Laboratory, has established a tri-service research consortium to investigate novel high energy microwave sources. To facilitate the rapid transition of research results into the industrial community, formal collaborative subcontracts are already in-place with James Benford at Physics International, Carter Armstrong at Northrop, and Glen Huffman at Varian Associates. Although this new program officially only came into existence in mid-March of this year, it builds on over a decade of microwave research efforts funded by the plasma physics office at AFOSR. It also is synergistic with the ongoing Tri-Service Vacuum Electronics Initiative led by Robert Parker of NRL as well as with the AFOSR`s and Rome Laboratory`s long-standing Advanced Thermionic Research Initiative (ATRI). An overview will be given of the broad spectrum of research objectives encompassed by NUCOMR. Areas of collaboration and technology transfer will be highlighted. The areas in which the three university consortia will conduct research are described, and the connectivity to industry and to the DOD laboratories are discussed. There are a number of critical technical barriers to reaching the desired goals for high power and high energy sources. These are discussed and the planned focus of research to resolve them is also presented.

Barker, R.J.; Agee, F.J.

1995-11-01

125

Local- and Bioclimate of the Research Stations at Studsvik and Jaedraaas in the Energy Forestry Project.  

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The local- and bioclimate is measured at two main research stations, Studsvik and Jaedraaas, within the ''Energy Forestry Project'' at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The project leader is Prof Gustaf Siren. The local climate varies consi...

K. Perttu H . Eckersten M. Andersson A. Lindroth R. Szulkin

1979-01-01

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"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 eighteent...

Friedman, Robert Marc

127

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 ei...

Robert Marc Friedman

128

Decommissioning of the universities research reactor  

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The Universities Research Reactor was a 300 kW Argonaut type water moderated and cooled reactor located on a site jointly owned by the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was shut down in 1991. BNFL were contracted to decommission the reactor, dispose of all waste and return the site to a ''greefield'' condition. The defuelling, decommissioning and dismantling programme is described. Low-level radioactive wastes have been disposed of at BNFL's Drigg site and intermediate-level wastes are at a storage site pending ultimate disposal at the National Nuclear Waste repository when constructed. Demolition of the reactor hall and all associated buildings was planned for 1995 with a view to making formal application for the delicensing of the site in November 1995. (UK)

1995-01-01

129

Middle East Research and Information Project  

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Established 32 years ago, the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC. The Project has been quite successful over the past few decades due to its commitment to providing a broad range of perspectives on the Middle East not generally found in some of the mainstream media and press coverage. While the organization's primary publication, the Middle East Report, is not available for free on the site (although some of its editorial pieces are), visitors will want to take a close look at the Middle East Report Online, which is available here. Recent features within the online report deal with the future of Middle East studies in American universities, ethnic unrest in Iraq, and the long-standing dispute over Western Sahara. For visitors interested in a particular subject, there is a subject index of articles, and a feature that allows interested parties to sign up to receive the online reports via email.

130

The Al-Quds Open University Project.  

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Describes the planning of the Al-Quds Open University (Jordan) and the problems accompanying the plan's implementation. Discusses the rationale behind choosing of educational media and planning and designing courses. Addresses the need to collaborate with conventional educational institutions to provide higher education for the maximum number of…

Kamhawi, Walid

1988-01-01

131

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

2002-01-01

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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; Parviz Owlia; Hossein Malekafzali; Mostafa Ghanei; Abdolreza Babamahmoodi; Shirin Djalalinia

2013-01-01

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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.

1993-09-01

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Jmol-Enhanced Biochemistry Research Projects  

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

Saderholm, Matthew; Reynolds, Anthony

2011-01-01

135

Joint development utility and university and utility and research center  

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

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

1994-12-31

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

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

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

2009-12-01

137

Advanced energy projects FY 1992 research summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] 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 beyond the scope of ongoing applied research or technology development programs. The Division provides a mechanism for converting basic research findings to applications that eventually could impact the Nation's energy economy. Technical topics include physical, chemical, materials, engineering, and biotechnologies. Projects can involve interdisciplinary approaches to solve energy-related problems. Projects are supported for a finite period of time, which is typically three years. Annual funding levels for projects are usually about $300,000 but can vary from approximately $50,000 to $500,000. It is expected that, following AEP support, each concept will be sufficiently developed and promising to attract further funding from other sources in order to realize its full potential. There were 39 research projects in the Division of Advanced Energy Projects during Fiscal Year 1992 (October 1, 1991 -- September 30, 1992). The abstracts of those projects are provided to introduce the overall program in Advanced Energy Projects. Further information on a specific project may be obtained by contacting the principal investigator, who is listed below the project title. Projects completed during FY 1992 are indicated

1992-01-01

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Catalog of research projects at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1985  

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

1985-01-01

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Catalog of research projects at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1985  

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

1985-01-01

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MIU-Mizunami Underground Research Project  

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The Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC) has carried out geoscientific research to provide a sound scientific basis for research and development programs relating to geological disposal. To further advance geoscientific research, PNC is planning to construct an underground research laboratory on land belonging to PNC in the city of Mizunami in Gifu Prefecture. A wide range of geoscientific research and development activities are planned in three phases (before, during and after the construction of a laboratory) over the next 20 years. This project is named MIU-Mizunami Underground Research Project. (author)

Tsuboya, Takao [Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

1997-03-01

 
 
 
 
141

MIU-Mizunami Underground Research Project  

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[en] The Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC) has carried out geoscientific research to provide a sound scientific basis for research and development programs relating to geological disposal. To further advance geoscientific research, PNC is planning to construct an underground research laboratory on land belonging to PNC in the city of Mizunami in Gifu Prefecture. A wide range of geoscientific research and development activities are planned in three phases (before, during and after the construction of a laboratory) over the next 20 years. This project is named MIU-Mizunami Underground Research Project. (author)

1997-01-01

142

Research training program: Duke University and Brazilian Society of Cardiology.  

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BACKGROUND: Research coaching program focuses on the development of abilities and scientific reasoning. For health professionals, it may be useful to increase both the number and quality of projects and manuscripts. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the initial results and implementation methodology of the Research and Innovation Coaching Program of the Research on Research group of Duke University in the Brazilian Society of Cardiology. METHODS: The program works on two bases: training and coaching. Training is done online and addresses contents on research ideas, literature search, scientific writing and statistics. After training, coaching favors the establishment of a collaboration between researchers and centers by means of a network of contacts. The present study describes the implementation and initial results in reference to the years 2011-2012. RESULTS: In 2011, 24 centers received training, which consisted of online meetings, study and practice of the contents addressed. In January 2012, a new format was implemented with the objective of reaching more researchers. In six months, 52 researchers were allocated. In all, 20 manuscripts were published and 49 more were written and await submission and/or publication. Additionally, five research funding proposals have been elaborated. CONCLUSION: The number of manuscripts and funding proposals achieved the objectives initially proposed. However, the main results of this type of initiative should be measured in the long term, because the consolidation of the national production of high-quality research is a virtuous cycle that feeds itself back and expands over time.

Pellanda LC; Cesa CC; Belli KC; David VF; Rodrigues CG; Vissoci JR; Bacal F; Kalil RA; Pietrobon R

2012-12-01

143

Managing environmental enhancement plans for individual research projects at a national primate research center.  

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We describe a method for managing environmental enhancement plans for individual research projects at a national primate research center where most monkeys are assigned to active research projects. The Psychological Well-being Program (PWB) at the University of Washington National Primate Research Center developed an Environmental Enhancement Plan form (EEPL) that allows PWB to quantify and track changes in enrichment allowances over time while ensuring that each animal is provided with as much enrichment as possible without compromising research. Very few projects involve restrictions on toys or perches. Some projects have restrictions on food treats and foraging, primarily involving the provision of these enrichments by research staff instead of husbandry staff. Restrictions are not considered exemptions unless they entirely prohibit an element of the University of Washington Environmental Enhancement Plan (UW EE Plan). All exemptions must be formally reviewed and approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. Most exemptions from elements of the UW EE Plan involve social housing. Between 2004 and 2006, the percentage of projects with no social contact restrictions increased by 1%, but those prohibiting any tactile social contact declined by 7%, and projects permitting tactile social contact during part of the study increased by 9%. The EEPL form has facilitated informing investigators about the enrichment their monkeys will receive if no restrictions or exemptions are requested and approved. The EEPL form also greatly enhances PWB's ability to coordinate the specific enrichment requirements of a project. PMID:18459714

Thom, Jinhee P; Crockett, Carolyn M

2008-05-01

144

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

145

Research projects of STUK 2000-2002  

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

Salomaa, S. [ed.

2000-06-01

146

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.

NONE

2011-09-15

147

Financial Management Situation and Countermeasures of University Scientific Research Fund  

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Full Text Available 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 managements of university scientific research fund.Key words: University; Scientific research fund; Financial management; Countermeasure

Lulu HUANG

2012-01-01

148

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.

NONE

1997-09-01

149

Promoting one health: the University of Missouri Research Center for Human/Animal Interaction.  

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The University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine is home to the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction. This center uniquely addresses a growing area of research that focuses on how the human-animal bond impacts health in people and animals. This article highlights the One Health basis for the center, several research projects, and future goals for the center. PMID:23829101

Johnson, Rebecca A

150

Anisio Teixeira on universities, research and public education.  

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The article investigates the issues that were central to the debate about Brazilian education in intellectual circles in the 1920s-1930s and 1950s-1960s. It analyzes the project for Universidade do Distrito Federal, highlighting what set it apart from other higher education models, and the articulation between education and social science that oriented the work of Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Educacionais, founded and run by Anísio Teixeira. The positions of Darcy Ribeiro and Anísio Teixeira concerning the plans for Universidade de Brasília are set forth. The changes in Brazil's intellectual field in the midst of competing university projects and the prospect of developing social science research and applying it to education policymaking are analyzed.

Xavier LN

2012-06-01

151

Bibliometric Indicators of University Research Performance in Flanders.  

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|Bibliometric studies were conducted on research performance at three Flemish universities: University of Ghent, Catholic University of Leuven, and University of Antwerp. This article outlines the methodology, presents the outcomes for the faculties of medicine, science, and pharmaceutical science; and focuses on the reactions of department…

Van den Berghe, Herman; Houben, Josee A.; de Bruin, Renger E.; Moed, Henk F.; Kint, Andre; Spruyt, Eric H. J.; Luwel, Marc

1998-01-01

152

Advanced energy projects: FY 1987 research summaries  

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[en] 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

153

COURSE : a new industry led consortium to focus and accelerate energy resources research at Alberta University  

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This paper described a new initiative entitled COURSE (Coordination of University Research for Synergy and Effectiveness) which has been created through the collaboration of the energy industry, universities and the Alberta government to promote research in the field of energy resources. Calls for research proposals went out in June 1999 and January 2000. The selected projects will be funded by the Alberta Ministry of Innovation and Science through the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority (AOSTRA). The major objectives of COURSE are to increase and align fundamental breakthrough university research with the industry needs, and to provide results that exceed what would be achieved by one university alone. An agreement has been reached whereby the universities own the technology and are the exclusive license agents of the research.

Rodgers, R.J. [Imperial Oil Resources Ltd., Calgary, AB (Canada); Bailey, R. [Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority, Edmonton, AB (Canada); Kirk, M. [Calgary Univ., AB (Canada); Luhning, R.W. [Petroleum Recovery Inst., Calgary, AB (Canada); Kratochvil, R. [Alberta Univ., Edmonton, AB (Canada)

2000-06-01

154

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

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

Nielsen, Anja Birch; Sort, Jesper Chrautwald

2012-01-01

155

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

156

The Role of University Organized Research Units in Academic Science.  

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Research was undertaken to determine the role played by organized research units (ORUs) at the leading research universities and their medical schools in the United States. ORUs may be funded by endowments, line-item appropriations, retention of overhead,...

F. L. Sherman K. P. Mortimer R. C. Friedman R. S. Friedman S. M. Bragg

1982-01-01

157

Using structuration theory in action research : A intranet development project  

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Structuration theory, Giddens' meta theory of social practice, has been used for theorizing the IS field and for analyzing empirical case studies, but has been little used in any practical or action research context. In the action research project reported here, which concerns the development of an intranet in a university department, structurational analysis was woven into the action research framework. This enabled social insight and reflections, which would not have been the primary focus of an analyst using a conventional systems development methodology, and facilitated the shaping of future developments for the intranet. Many of these developments have been implemented and proved successful.

Rose, Jeremy; Lewis, Paul

2001-01-01

158

Analysis of the economic adaptation of Sami reindeer management - A co-operation project between Nordic Sami Institute (NSI) and Umeå University (UU), Centre for Sami Research (CESAM) (In Norwegian with Summary in English)  

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Full Text Available In spite of low economic return in Sami reindeer management in most regions, there has been an increasing human population in the reindeer industry during the latest decades. This deviates from the expectations given by modern purpose rationality. There are indications that the reindeer managing Sami practices in Weberian sense a substantial rationality. Analysis at hand indicate close connections between landscape, management type, and type of rationality in reindeer management. The project is based on two major hypotheses: 1) The life form hypothesis: reindeer management has an particular value for the performers being the condition for an active choice of remaining within the industry, 2) The capital hypothesis: lacking re¬cognition of the resources of the reindeer managing Sami is/ has been limiting their establishment in capital requiring undertakings. The project will analyse the economy of reindeer management based on investigations in several types of reindeer management as well in Norway as in Sweden, in North Sami and South Sami areas. In chosen regions both quantitative and qualitative studies will be undertaken, focusing household level, to map the economy of the reindeer managing Sami. For the quantitative analyses creation and extent of value streams in the households of reindeer management and near surroundings are focused. In the qualitative analyses the point of departure is decision situations and strategic choices with reindeer managing Sami. Based on the regional analyses comparative analyses are conducted to find representativity of the regional studies. The project was started 1st July 2004 and is financed for 2!/!> years from The Research Council of Norway (Program for Sami Research), Interreg (Interreg IIIA Såpmi & Åarjelsaemie dajve), The Sami Parliament of Sweden and self-financing from NSI and UU. The project has near after start 2 full time researchers and project leader in a 20% position. Another researcher will join the project in summer 2005. It will be considered to apply for additional financing to extend the project up to a total of four years.

Jan Åge Riseth; Niklas Labba; Johan Klemet H. Kalstad

2005-01-01

159

Annual review of research projects 1983  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

160

Annual review of research projects 1984  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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, x-rays and clinical dosimetry, measurement standards in radiation dosimetry, radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine, non-ionizing electromagnetic radiations, environmental radiochemistry and radiation monitoring.

1986-01-01

 
 
 
 
161

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

162

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; Viviana Fernández Marcial

2008-01-01

163

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 nowada...

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

164

DCIS Research Resources: Funded DCIS Projects  

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This section provides a list of NCI grants with at least some focus on DCIS research, DCIS projects that have been funded by organizations other than NIH, and a current list of DCIS clinical trials. The NIH's RePORTER database, the NCI Funded Research Portfolio, the International Cancer Research Portfolio, and the ClinicalTrials.gov Web site were the primary sources of information. We recognize that this list may not be comprehensive.

165

Results from Undergraduate PV Projects at Seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities  

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In 1995, the NREL/Department of Energy (DOE) National Photovoltaics Program funded seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in its HBCU Photovoltaic Research Associates Program for a period of three years. The program's purpose is to advance HBCU undergraduate knowledge of photovoltaics, primarily as a result of research investigations performed, and to encourage students to pursue careers in photovoltaics. This paper presents results from PV projects ranging from fundamental materials research on PV materials to field projects of PV systems.

McConnell, R. D.

1999-03-03

166

An innovative program to fund health-oriented student projects and research.  

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The price of a university education has increased over the years. As a result, students often graduate with thousands of dollars of debt. Conducting research or developing class projects that require personal expenditures can be overwhelming, if not impossible. Participation in research and in developing projects can enhance a student's educational experience. In an effort to address cost issues and provide an optimal learning experience for all students through participation in projects and research, the College of Health Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) collaborated with a regional foundation to fund health-oriented students' projects and research. Approximately 100 projects have been funded in amounts from 200 dollars to 10,000 dollars at UTEP. Similar programs can be replicated at other US universities. Establishing a general fund and identifying contributors may be a viable option, although finding a foundation or agency to fund the project poses a challenge.

Bybee RF; Thompson SE

2004-09-01

167

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.

1994-08-01

168

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

169

Peripheries and Centres: Research Universities in Developing Countries  

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

Altbach, Philip G.

2007-01-01

170

Peripheries and Centers: Research Universities in Developing Countries  

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

Altbach, Philip G.

2009-01-01

171

SOLERAS - Saudi University Solar Cooling Laboratories Project: University of Riyadh. Solar air conditioning. Final report  

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Research on solar air conditioning at the University of Riyadh in Riyhadh, Saudi Arabia is presented. Topics relevant to the university's proposed solar cooling laboratory are discussed: absorption systems and various contingencies, photovoltaic solar collectors and thermoelectric elements, measuring instruments, solar radiation measurement and analysis, laboratory specifications, and decision theories. Dual cycle computations and equipment specifications are included among the appendices.

1986-01-01

172

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

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

Silas, Linda

2012-03-01

173

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

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

Silas L

2012-03-01

174

The Fermilab Project-X Research Program  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] 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.

2011-01-01

175

Research on the Web: Map Projections  

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This Web research activity gives students insight into the three types of map projections and why scientists use each one. All directions are included in a printable handout. Students begin by investigating latitude and longitude to learn more about these mapping measurements. They then look at Mercator, azimuthal, and conic map projections (both still and in motion) and note their differences. They end by answering questions about why we need more than one type of map projection and the problems inherent in each type.

176

Advanced energy projects FY 1994 research summaries  

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

1994-09-01

177

Advanced energy projects FY 1994 research summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

178

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

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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 conferenc...

Farzaneh Aminpour

179

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.

NONE

1995-09-01

180

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.).

 
 
 
 
181

An Innovative Program to Fund Health-Oriented Student Projects and Research  

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The price of a university education has increased over the years. As a result, students often graduate with thousands of dollars of debt. Conducting research or developing class projects that require personal expenditures can be overwhelming, if not impossible. Participation in research and in developing projects can enhance a student's…

Bybee, Ronald F.; Thompson, Sharon E.

2004-01-01

182

???????????????? 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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2013-01-01

183

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

184

THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT  

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

MIHAILESCU Nicolae; MIHAILESCU Liliana

2010-01-01

185

Hybrid petacomputing meets cosmology: The Roadrunner Universe project  

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The target of the Roadrunner Universe project at Los Alamos National Laboratory is a set of very large cosmological N-body simulation runs on the hybrid supercomputer Roadrunner, the world's first petaflop platform. Roadrunner's architecture presents opportunities and difficulties characteristic of next-generation supercomputing. We describe a new code designed to optimize performance and scalability by explicitly matching the underlying algorithms to the machine architecture, and by using the physics of the problem as an essential aid in this process. While applications will differ in specific exploits, we believe that such a design process will become increasingly important in the future. The Roadrunner Universe project code, MC3 (Mesh-based Cosmology Code on the Cell), uses grid and direct particle methods to balance the capabilities of Roadrunner's conventional (Opteron) and accelerator (Cell BE) layers. Mirrored particle caches and spectral techniques are used to overcome communication bandwidth limitations and possible difficulties with complicated particle-grid interaction templates.

2009-07-01

186

Evaluation of research projects in coal mining  

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Research projects are evaluated according to 10 different criteria for which they may be awarded points on a scale of 0 to 5 depending on the degree to which they meet them in technical, economic and safety-ergonomic terms. To give due regard to the different objectives of the projects, a distinction is made between technical-economic, safety-ergonomic and basic and future-oriented types of projects. As this may give individual criteria a different weighting, they are allocated corresponding valuation factors. This can cause different projects to end up with differing top valuations and these need to be compensated for by means of a correlating factor to allow their priority ranking to be subjected to an ongoing general comparison. (orig./MOS).

Heising, F.

1986-10-01

187

The Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University  

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

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

2009-01-01

188

Industry-University SBIR NDT Projects - A Critical Assessment  

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

Reinhart, Eugene R.

2007-03-01

189

By the book: petroleum industry turns to university researchers in search for competitive edge  

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Various examples of university researchers getting involved in oil patch related research are cited to demonstrate the increasing reliance of industry on universities in an effort to stay competitive. It is estimated that some 80 researchers at the University of Calgary are involved in energy research. Not all are from engineering; management, law economics and environmental sciences are also represented. The University of Alberta in Edmonton also has similar involvement. Funding from the federal and provincial governments and from industry are funnelled through various programs, such as Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) and the Coordination of University Research for Synergy and Effectiveness (COURSE) program which was specifically created to increase and focus the amount of fundamental research conducted at Alberta universities on the energy resources industry. Among the projects highlighted is a two-year project at the University of Calgary focusing on improving the way horizontal drilling is measured by using a pair of fibre-optic gyroscopes directly behind the drill bit, to provide real-time measurements of positioning and orientation of the downhole assembly with a high degree of accuracy. In another project at the University of Calgary, researchers are involved in perfecting a process that will lead to microscopic bacteria 'eating' their way through methane before it can seep into the atmosphere. Although the by-product of this bacterial activity is the production of carbon dioxide, in itself a greenhouse gas, it is the lesser of two evils, since methane is estimated to have 23 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

Smith, M.

2001-09-01

190

Residential energy-efficiency retrofit projects at two universities, overview  

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Two recent US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Buildings Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS) projects are investigating high-performance, residential energy-efficiency retrofit measures in indigenous housing types. These projects are studying and testing high-performance, energy-efficiency retrofits that will optimize envelope improvements, equipment improvements, and operational improvements to the cost-effective level (not just code minimums). They will provide an opportunity to design, implement, and evaluate energy efficiency improvements related to the rehabilitation of culturally significant residential units under real world conditions. Each project will establish a cooperative venture between the individual University, a community development organization, home builders/remodelers, and utilities and other governmental agencies to accomplish the rehabilitation of residential units. Three residential units will be rehabilitated in each location.

Wendt, R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Lipscumb, L. [Morgan State Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States); Bosworth, F. [Southern Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States)

1998-03-01

191

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

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

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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

2008-01-01

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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

194

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

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Full Text Available Most universities in the United States have little or no idea about how the public perceives the importance of research done at these institutions. Learning whether the public believes academic research is valuable, meaningful, and practical has implications for higher education, if the public believes that university research is of little worth. This project utilized naturalistic and qualitative methods to learn how alumni perceived the importance of research at a major public university with a heavy concentration in research (Texas A&M University). Long interviews using open-ended questions were conducted with 133 alumni at 33 locations in Texas. Interviews were transcribed, unitized, and coded using qualitative methods, and themes were identified. Findings provide insights into whether the public believes university research is important, how the public learns about research, whether public relations programs are effective, the importance of research and teaching, and the types of research the public wants universities to pursue. A framework is proposed to learn about how well the public understands science and to measure the effectiveness of media and education programs to raise both science awareness and understanding of science.

Jensen Richard W.

2005-01-01

195

Promoting ergonomics in Algeria: activities of "the research and training laboratory" in the University of Oran.  

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The growing need in Algeria to develop ergonomics knowledge and practice in industry was behind the initiative to develop a training and research project within the ergonomics laboratory at Oran University. Since 2005 the laboratory team is running an academic option master in work design and ergonomics. The evaluation of the academic master in 2010 revealed the acute need of the local industry for professional competences in ergonomic and work psychology. A professional training master program in "ergonomics & work psychology" was then developed in partnership with local industry, five European Universities and six Universities from three Maghreb countries. Research projects were initiated around the two training programs, in conjunction with a number of ergonomics dissemination and promotion activities. Preliminary results of the project are presented and discussed in relation to the local context, and in the light of similar cases in Industrially Developing Countries.

Mebarki B; El-Bachir TC

2012-01-01

196

Evolving Jobs and Nonteaching Professional Staff in Universities: An Alternative Perspective on Career Mobility Processes. Final Project Report.  

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Three technical reports and abstracts of colloquium papers are presented as part of a research project concerning the specification and testing of alternative models of intraorganizational career mobility among nonteaching professionals in universities. This project phase involved: the development of a model of evolving jobs as an alternative to…

Estler, Suzanne E.

197

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

198

The University of British Columbia Twin Project: still figuring out what personality is and does.  

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The University of British Columbia (UBC) Twin Project is a registry of approximately 2,000 pairs of reared-together twins recruited across the major Canadian provinces. The focus of the project is an investigation of the behavioral genetics of personality and its disorders, and their relationship to other forms of mental illness. The goal is to find evidence for current diagnostic structures and classification systems, or certainly provide data for their reform. The primary measures employed are full-form self-report questionnaires of major psychological and psychiatric instruments covering personality, mood, general health, schizotypy, and more recently the anxiety disorders from symptoms resulting from exposure traumatic events, obsessive-compulsive behavior and beliefs, as well as coping strategies and health anxieties. No DNA has been collected. Data from the project have been used in several collaborative projects worldwide, and collaborative projects with other groups and interested researchers are welcomed.

Jang KL

2013-02-01

199

Nanotechnology Education and Research Activities in Indian Universities  

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Full Text Available Nanotechnology is the interdisciplinary field which brings engineers and science people work together. A lot of research opportunities available at the miniature scale materials. Educating students in the nanosceince and technology is the requirement at present. Universities should modify their curriculum to include the newer technologies. This paper concerns about the research and education of nanoscience and technology in the universities. We discussed about ideas of incorporating and teaching methodologies in the universities, research links in the nano-science and education, nanocontent in the professional development, conceptual approaches in the professional development, goals of nanosceince education and research activites in nanotechnology. We conclude that Instructional approaches, development programmes, educational programmes, elements of scientific and research activites are required for our universities and industries to take part in the newer revolution.

Ganesh E; Kishore Lal

2007-01-01

200

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

 
 
 
 
201

Seven Myths of the University Applied Research and Technology Development  

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Full Text Available Abstract: From a series of technology development project experiences at the Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnológico, CCADET, part of the research subsystem of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, in this paper a series of myths circulating among the academic people about technology development and applied research (R&D) are presented. The methodology begins with the presentation of the empiric experiences to describe different myth situations. These situations are later analyzed based on different focuses existing in technology the management present literature. This contrast permits to establish a partial conclusion for each one of the myths, all of them integrated at the end of the document. In the discussion, it is concluded that if in the public Mexican universities case and possibly in the Latin-American case, learning to develop technology is diffi cult; it is more, to focus in the right technology and commercialize it. The processes required for R&D in the academic media, give birth to myths related with our cultural context that it is required to demystify.

Vega-González L.R.

2011-01-01

202

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 techn...

Mihaela OPREA

203

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

204

Developing Effective Social Work University-Community Research Collaborations  

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In many instances, departments of social work in universities and community-based social services agencies have common interests in improving professional practice and advancing knowledge in the profession. Effective university-community research collaborations can help partners achieve these goals jointly, but to be effective these collaborative…

Begun, Audrey L.; Berger, Lisa K.; Otto-Salaj, Laura L.; Rose, Susan J.

2010-01-01

205

Intellectual Property and Online Courses: Policies at Major Research Universities  

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This study describes an investigation of the intellectual property policies of a stratified random sample of public and private Carnegie Doctoral Research-Extensive Universities. University policies were examined to determine whether or not they included provisions for distance education materials or courseware, what provisions were made for…

Loggie, Kathryn Ann; Barron, Ann E.; Gulitz, Elizabeth; Hohlfeld, Tina N.; Kromrey, Jeffrey D.; Sweeney, Phyllis

2007-01-01

206

University opposition to unfettered research: a new bedfellow for biotech?  

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This Article examines university opposition to a proposed statutory exemption to infringement liability for basic genetic research and patient care. Gene patenting has allowed patentees to bar basic genetic research, slowing the progress of developing and administering diagnostics and gene-targeting therapeutics. Debates over the merits of gene patents have been heated, most recently leading to an unprecedented invalidation of several broad patents covering all variations and use of two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancers. More important, however (as this ruling was reversed in part), are proposed statutory exemptions to infringement liability. The Department of Health and Human Services' Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS) has promulgated an exemption from liability for infringement that occurs in the course of research. This exemption would promote basic research by granting academic scientists unfettered access to genetic material. The proposal does not alter the patentability of gene sequences; it merely restricts patentees from using infringement threats to stop research. Surprisingly, the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), an organization responsible for promoting development of university research, opposes such an exemption. The AUTM alleges that the exemption would slow research by reducing the incentive for private firms to invest in upstream discoveries made in university laboratories. Yet the exemption would do the opposite: by opening the doors to research relating to any gene segment, a research exemption would accelerate basic research. Moreover, it would not affect collaboration with private industry: where there is potential to commercialize basic research, biomedical companies would continue to license the rights to university discoveries. Thus, the AUTM's motivations in opposing the proposed research exemption are suspect. They appear to reflect either a misunderstanding of the purpose behind granting property rights to publicly funded university research, or an improper alignment with industry goals.

Record KL

2012-01-01

207

Annual review of research projects 1987  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1989-01-01

208

Geothermal reservoir engineering research at Sanford University  

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The Stanford Geothermal Program conducts interdisciplinary research and training in engineering and earth sciences. The central objective of the Program is to carry out research in geothermal reservoir engineering techniques that will be useful to the geothermal industry. The research is focused toward accelerated development of geothermal resources through evaluation of geothermal fluid reserves, planning the development of geothermal reservoirs, and forecasting the longevity of the field. A parallel objective is the training of engineers and scientists for employment in the geothermal industry. In the first decade of the Program 50 engineers have been trained in geothermal engineering. The dissemination of technical information is also important, and major activities under the Program include a Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Workshop held annually in December, and weekly Seminars held throughout the academic year. The Workshop has produced a series of Proceedings that stand as one of the prominent literature sources in the field of geothermal energy.

Gudmundsson, J.S.; Horne, R.N.

1982-01-01

209

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

2006-01-01

210

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.

Fowler, M. [Univ. of Waterloo, Chemical Engineering, Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)]. E-mail: mfowler@uwaterloo.ca

2006-07-01

211

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

212

DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates Program FY 2005 Accomplishments  

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

Eddy, F. P.

2005-11-01

213

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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Advanced research and technoloty: University Coal Research Program. [Listed by state, organization and contract No. plus brief description  

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In October 1979, Congress provided a new budget line item of $5 million for a program open to universities with existing laboratories capable of performing coal research. In response, the Department of Energy developed a national and regional program focused on university work in coal conversion and utilization. The program emphasizes coal combustion, conversion of coal to synthetic oil and gases, and characterization of coals from various regions of the country, and encourages the investigation and development of pertinent, promising, or novel ideas for advancing our knowledge of coal science. The program was announced to the academic community in December 1979, inviting more than 2000 departments of chemistry, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering as well as academic vice-presidents for research, and university faculty to submit coal research proposals. By March 1980, more than 500 proposals had been received for consideration. By June 1980, after technical review of the proposals, 41 grants were awarded to 33 universities in 24 states. Each of these projects is described by means of a single-page summary that includes pertinent technical and fiscal information. The University Coal Research Program complements other DOE Fossil Energy activities with universities consisting of more than 400 active projects with an annual funding level of about $42 million. However, the new program differs in several respects: (1) it is performed through grants, rather than contracts or cooperative agreements, thereby offering investigators greater leeway in approaches to performance of their research objectives, (2) although mission oriented, it supports somewhat longer-term and more fundamental projects, and (3) it includes the training of students as an important objective.

1980-08-01

215

The impact of science shops on university research and education  

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This report discusses the impact from university-based science shops on curricula and research. Experience from science shops show that besides assisting citizen groups, science shops can also contribute to the development of university curricula and research. This impact has been investigated through the SCIPAS questionnaire sent out to science shops and through follow-up interviews with employees from nine different university-based science shops and one university researcher. Not all the cases call themselves science shops, but in the report the term 'science shop' will be used most of the time, when the cases are referred to in general. When the single case study is discussed the precise name is used. The interviews have in most cases been supplemented with written material about the science shops. The chosen science shops had indicated in the questionnaire that the science shop in one way or the other has had impact on university curricula and/or research. The analysis and the case studies have theoretically been based on literature on universities and education and research as institutions and a few articles about the impact of science shops on education and research. The analysis has focused on the kind of impact which the science shops have reported and related the impact to the local history of the science shop. The analysis does not point to a certain science shop model as the best, but point at enabling factors and conditions, which have been identified in the case studies.

Hende, Merete; JØrgensen, Michael SØgaard

2000-01-01

216

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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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

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

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

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

2008-07-01

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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)

2001-01-01

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Center for Energy and Environment Research as a catalyst for industry/university research at the University of Puerto Rico  

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CEER's special institutional situation, by crossing different campuses and research faculties and reporting directly to the President of the University of Puerto Rico, has enabled it to foster more direct collaboration internally and with industries. Factors are delineated for setting up more effective and potentially successful cooperative arrangements between university and industry. (DLC)

Bonnet, J.A. Jr.

1984-12-01

 
 
 
 
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AORN and University of Michigan School of nursing research alliance.  

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Research related to perioperative care requires advanced training and is well suited to take place at a research-intensive university. A recent research alliance established between AORN and the University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, uses the strengths of both a robust perioperative professional organization and a research-intensive university to make progress toward improving patient safety and transforming the perioperative work environment. Research activities undertaken by this alliance include investigating nurse staffing characteristics and patient outcomes, as well as evaluating the congruence and definitions of data elements contained in AORN's SYNTEGRITY™ Standardized Perioperative Framework. Disseminating the findings of the alliance is expected to facilitate the communication and application of new knowledge to nursing practice and help advance the perioperative nursing profession.

Talsma A; Chard R; Kleiner C; Anderson C; Geun H

2011-06-01

222

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

223

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.

Yoshiki, M. (Science Council, Tokyo (Japan))

1980-12-01

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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

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Negotiating the University Research Culture: Collaborative Voices of New Academics  

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|This paper contributes to the wider discussion of the collaborative research process and the situation of new academics in the early stages of their research careers. It draws on our lived experience through several collaborative research projects and is descriptive and autobiographical in nature. As such, it provides an opportunity for our…

Tynan, Belinda R.; Garbett, Dawn L.

2007-01-01

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Current and Planned Cochlear Implant Research at New York University Laboratory for Translational Auditory Research  

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The Laboratory of Translational Auditory Research (LTAR/NYUSM) is part of the Department of Otolaryngology at the New York University School of Medicine and has close ties to the New York University Cochlear Implant Center. LTAR investigators have expertise in multiple related disciplines including speech and hearing science, audiology, engineering, and physiology. The lines of research in the laboratory deal mostly with speech perception by hearing impaired listeners, and particularly those who use cochlear implants (CIs) or hearing aids (HAs). Although the laboratory's research interests are diverse, there are common threads that permeate and tie all of its work. In particular, a strong interest in translational research underlies even the most basic studies carried out in the laboratory. Another important element is the development of engineering and computational tools, which range from mathematical models of speech perception to software and hardware that bypass clinical speech processors and stimulate cochlear implants directly, to novel ways of analyzing clinical outcomes data. If the appropriate tool to conduct an important experiment does not exist, we may work to develop it, either in house or in collaboration with academic or industrial partners. Another notable characteristic of the laboratory is its interdisciplinary nature where, for example, an audiologistandan engineer might work closely to develop an approach that would not have been feasible if each had worked singly on the project. Similarly, investigators with expertise in hearing aids and cochlear implants might join forces to study how human listeners integrate information provided by a CI and a HA. The following pages provide a flavor of the diversity and the commonalities of our research interests.

Svirsky, Mario A.; Fitzgerald, Matthew B.; Neuman, Arlene; Sagi, Elad; Tan, Chin-Tuan; Ketten, Darlene; Martin, Brett

2013-01-01

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Open Science Project in White Dwarf Research  

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

Vornanen, Tommi

2012-01-01

228

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

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Research development in a university nursing school in Southern Ireland.  

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AIM: The aim of this paper is to present the strategies used in one newly established university School of Nursing and Midwifery in Southern Ireland to develop research capacity. BACKGROUND: The case study was guided by an agreed strategic plan which included changing the research culture; providing focused and appropriate research training; mentoring of junior staff, employment of an external consultant; provision of funding for PhD progression; and institutional support at all levels. CONCLUSION: Success is profiled in relation to establishment of research themes, publications, research funding awarded, and numbers of students registered for PhDs. Challenges in further improving research productivity are also discussed.

McCarthy G; Fitzpatrick JJ

2008-12-01

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The value and cost of university research reactors  

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In this paper the authors provide a brief overview of the value and costs of U.S. university research reactors (URRs). More than three dozen URRs are currently operating in an approximately equal number of states. These URRs are an important part of the U.S. capabilities in nuclear science and technology. These multipurpose research facilities are located on the campuses of universities and colleges and therefore are easily accessible to university staff and students as well as to the high-technology industries, which often are located near universities. The close proximity, i.e., convenient location, to a diverse user base is a major reason for the multifaceted applications of URRs, including basic and applied science, technology, education, and industrial applications. The URRs have an extraordinarily broad range of applicability, including medicine and the life sciences, materials science, environmental sciences, earth and planetary sciences, and nuclear energy.

Harling, O.K.; Bernard, J.A.

1989-11-01

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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.

Hayakawa K; Iwatani Y

2013-02-01

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Nuclear safety research project. Annual report 1995  

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[en] 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.)[de] Seit Beginn 1990 sind die F+E-Arbeiten des Forschungszentrums Karlsruhe (FZK) zur Reaktorsicherheit im Projekt Nukleare Sicherheitsforschung (PSF) zusammengefasst. Der vorliegende Jahresbericht 1995 enthaelt Beitraege zu aktuellen Fragen der Sicherheit von Leitwasserreaktoren und innovativen Systemen sowie der Umwandlung von minoren Aktiniden. Die konkreten Forschungsthemen und -vorhaben werden mit internen und externen Fachgremien laufend abgestimmt. An den beschriebenen Arbeiten sind die folgenden Institute und Abteilungen des FZK beteiligt: Institut fuer Materialforschung IMF I, II, III; Institut fuer Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik INR; Institut fuer Angewandte Thermo- und Fluiddynamik IATF; Institut fuer Reaktorsicherheit IRS; Hauptabteilung Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik HIK; Hauptabteilung Ingenieurtechnik HIT; Institut fuer Nukleare Entsorgungstechnik INE; Hauptabteilung Versuchstechnik HVT; Institut fuer Technische Chemie ITC sowie vom FZK beauftragte externe Institutionen. Die einzelnen Beitraege stellen den Stand der Arbeiten im Fruehjahr 1996 dar und sind entsprechend dem F+E-Programm 1995 numeriert. Den in deutscher Sprache verfassten Beitraegen sind Kurzfassungen in englischer Sprache vorangestellt. (orig.)

1996-01-01

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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

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IT infrastructure components to support clinical care and translational research projects in a comprehensive cancer center.  

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This paper presents the concept of an integrated IT infrastructure framework established at the comprehensive cancer center at the University Hospital Erlangen. The framework is based on the single source concept where data from the electronic medical record are reused for clinical and translational research projects. The applicability of the approach is illustrated by two case studies from colon cancer and prostate cancer research projects.

Prokosch HU; Ries M; Beyer A; Schwenk M; Seggewies C; Köpcke F; Mate S; Martin M; Bärthlein B; Beckmann MW; Stürzl M; Croner R; Wullich B; Ganslandt T; Bürkle T

2011-01-01

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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...

IT Department

2009-01-01

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University of British Columbia Centre for Plant Research  

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The University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Plant Research website displays a simple, yet ambitious, mission statement: "To explore, explain, and maintain plant life on earth." The Centre is associated with the UBC Botanical Garden, and focuses on the following research themes: Evolution and Biodiversity; Evolutionary Genomics; Plant Biotechnology and Breeding; Plant Physiology and Biotic Interactions; and Phytochemistry. The Centre website links to information about faculty and research scientists, listings of selected publications, and brief summaries of ongoing research. The site's Resources section is geared specifically for researchers and connects to Forums, a Links Database, and a weblog. The site also lists postgraduate, postdoctoral, and employment opportunities when available.

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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; D.T. Cox; M.M. Park

2009-01-01

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Integrating research and education at research-extensive universities with research-intensive communities.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Although the Boyer Commission (1998) lamented the lack of research opportunities for all undergraduates at research-extensive universities, it did not provide a feasible solution consistent with the mandate for faculty to maintain sustainable physiology research programs. The costs associated with one-on-one mentoring, and the lack of a sufficient number of faculty members to give intensive attention to undergraduate researchers, make one-on-one mentoring impractical. We therefore developed and implemented the "research-intensive community" model with the aim of aligning diverse goals of participants while simultaneously optimizing research productivity. The fundamental organizational unit is a team consisting of one graduate student and three undergraduates from different majors, supervised by a faculty member. Undergraduate workshops, Graduate Leadership Forums, and computer-mediated communication provide an infrastructure to optimize programmatic efficiency and sustain a multilevel, interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to research. While the model radically increases the number of undergraduates that can be supported by a single faculty member, the inherent resilience and scalability of the resulting complex adaptive system enables a research-intensive community program to evolve and grow.

Desai KV; Gatson SN; Stiles TW; Stewart RH; Laine GA; Quick CM

2008-06-01

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Integrating research and education at research-extensive universities with research-intensive communities  

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Although the Boyer Commission (1998) lamented the lack of research opportunities for all undergraduates at research-extensive universities, it did not provide a feasible solution consistent with the mandate for faculty to maintain sustainable physiology research programs. The costs associated with one-on-one mentoring, and the lack of a sufficient number of faculty members to give intensive attention to undergraduate researchers, make one-on-one mentoring impractical. We therefore developed and implemented the "research-intensive community" model with the aim of aligning diverse goals of participants while simultaneously optimizing research productivity. The fundamental organizational unit is a team consisting of one graduate student and three undergraduates from different majors, supervised by a faculty member. Undergraduate workshops, Graduate Leadership Forums, and computer-mediated communication provide an infrastructure to optimize programmatic efficiency and sustain a multilevel, interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to research. While the model radically increases the number of undergraduates that can be supported by a single faculty member, the inherent resilience and scalability of the resulting complex adaptive system enables a research-intensive community program to evolve and grow.

Ketaki V Desai (Texas A&M University Michael E DeBakery Institute); Sarah N Gatson (Texas A&M University Sociology); Thomas W Stiles (Texas A&M University Teaching, Learning, and Culture); Randolph H Stewart (Texas A&M University Michael E. DeBakery Institute); PhD Glen A. Laine (Texas A&M Univ Col Vet Med); Christopher M Quick (Texas A&M University Michael E. DeBakey Institute)

2008-03-26

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Fundamental Fluidization Research Project. Environmental Assessment  

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Morgantown Energy Technology Center proposes to conduct fundamental research on fluidization technology by designing, constructing, and operating a 2-foot diameter, 50-foot high, pressurized fluidized-bed unit. The anticipated result of the proposed project would be a better, understanding of fluidization phenomena under pressurized and high velocity conditions. This improved understanding would, provide a sound basis for design and scale-up of pressurized circulating fluidized-bed combustion (PCFBC) processes for fossil energy applications. Based on the analysis in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action is not a major, Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required and the Department is issuing this FONSI.

1994-01-01

 
 
 
 
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PETRA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT EXECUTIVE BOARD (BEM) PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available Petra Christian University Student Executive Board (BEM) needs an administrative and project management system that can help managing the activities. This Board was having a problem of coordination on managing the activities they have. The tight schedule of each member of the executive staffs who comes from different departments has created this problem. To answer the above problem, an administrative and project management system is developed to help PCU BEM managing each of their activities. The scope of the system covers access privileges, job divisions and task assignments, proposal creation and budgeting arrangements of the implementation of each activity. The application is developed as a web-based system using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, PHP and JavaScript programming language and MySQL database system. The system testing concludes that the application is able to support the performances of the BEM executive staff members in managing their activities. The detailed job divisions let the implementation process of each activity be easily viewed by each executive staff member.

Yulia .; Arlinah Imam Rahardjo; Suryani .

2012-01-01

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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 UO2F2 solution critical assembly at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The results obtained differed slightly from what was predicted by the TWODANT code

1997-01-01

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

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

Jones, J.

1995-07-01

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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; Mengchun Ding; Baojun Sun

2010-01-01

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The California Central Coast Research Partnership: Building Relationships, Partnerships and Paradigms for University-Industry Research Collaboration (Abridged Version)  

Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (Canada)

The mission of the California Central Coast Research Partnership (C3RP) is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and skills between the higher education sector and the private sector in San Luis Obispo County, and to encourage the growth of high-tech companies in the region, thereby enhancing economic development and quality of life. The partnership is a long-term plan to create a dynamic and self-supporting university- industry-government partnership that capitalizes on the strengths and mutual interests of the educational and technology-based business sectors. The plan recognizes the key role of higher education in preparing a highly skilled work force and transferring new knowledge to practical uses. The outcomes of this partnership, when fully realized, will be the expansion of current and the creation of new University technology R&D activities; the development of existing technology-based businesses and the creation of new ones; and the generation of opportunities for job training and research and development activities for University and Community College students and faculty in areas of interest to the Department of Defense and national security. The project will eventually lead to the construction (with private financing) of a technology park on the California Polytechnic State University campus that will provide state-of-the-art space for private technology companies engaged in research and development activities, as well as a business incubator that will provide all of the support services needed by start-up, technology-based companies. At this stage, the project involves planning, analysis, relationship-building and pilot research projects related to development of the long-term partnership and its research foci.

2004-01-01

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LINKING UNIVERSITY IN THE INTERCULTURAL MODEL OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN MEXICO. THE EXPERIENCE OF A PROJECT  

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Full Text Available It describes an experience of linking with the indigenous community. From that Project we are building the blocks of the substantive activity of university: the university extension

Felipe González Ortiz

2011-01-01

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

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Full Text Available Welfare Quality® is the acronym of the European research project “Integration of ani- mal welfare in the food quality chain: from public concern to improved welfare and transparent quality”. This European project is focused on the integration of animal welfare in the food quality chain. Italian researchers from University of Milan, Naples, Padua, Parma and Pisa are involved in different tasks of this project. The second sub-project of Welfare Quality® aims to develop assessment systems to evaluate and monitor the quality of animal welfare on farms or at slaughter in 7 livestock species. Researchersof Researchers of the Department of Animal Science of the University of Milan worked together other European partners to find and develop the most suitable animal-based measures for dairy and beef cattle.

Elisabetta Canali; Linda Keeling

2010-01-01

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Funded DCIS Projects: Research with Non-NIH Funding  

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Skip to Content Cancer Control and Population Sciences Home Applied Research Home Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Research Resources Funded DCIS Projects: Awarded NIH Grants Research with Non-NIH Funding Clinical Trials DCIS Resources: About Workshop Funding Funded

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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.

Hetrick, D.L.

1997-06-01

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

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

1988-02-01

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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

Asmat Ali; Tariq Ahmad Shah; Iram Zehra Mirza

2011-01-01

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Current severe accident research facilities and projects  

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

2004-03-09

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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

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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, ...

Roantree, Mark; Smeaton, Alan F.

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New Farmer Network Groups and the University. A Case Study of Missouri's Green Hills Farm Project. Executive Summary.  

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This report describes research undertaken to understand the operation of Green Hills Farm Project (GHFP), an example of a new model of locally organized, place-based farmer network organizations. The report, based primarily on open-ended interviews conducted with the group's 11 core members, documents the role of the University of Missouri in the…

Albee, Robin; Rikoon, J. Stanford; Gilles, Jere; Albee, Robin

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Mobilizing for Democracy: A research project  

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The project addresses the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in democratization processes, bridging social science approaches to social movements and democracy. The project starts by revisiting the 'transitology' approach to democratization and the political process approach to social moveme...

DELLA PORTA, Donatella

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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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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

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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

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

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

Tollestrup, Christian; Eriksen, Kaare

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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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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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

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Research Notes ~ Lessons from an International e-Learning Project  

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Full Text Available This paper offers a critical examination of an e-learning project in the context of a Distance Education training program delivered to teacher trainers by an external university in Rwanda. In examining the successes and failures of the project, it uses a framework based on ideas promulgated by Moore (1995) and strives to provide guidance and reference for future projects in this field.

Paul Breen

2007-01-01

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Research on neutron radiography in Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University and activities related to it  

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The research on neutron radiography in Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University was begun in 1974 using the E-2 experimental hole which was designed for neutron irradiation. It was reconstructed for the excellent performance as neutron radiography facility by fixing aluminum plugs, a collimator and so on. The research activities thereafter are briefly described. In 1989, the cold neutron facility was installed in the graphite thermal neutron facility, and the experiment on cold neutron radiography became feasible. The reactor in Kyoto University is of the thermal output of 5 MW, and is put to the joint utilization by universities and research institutes in whole Japan. The experimental items carried out so far are enumerated. At present, the main subjects of research are the development of the standard for establishing image evaluation method, the analysis of gas-liquid two-phase flow, the construction of the data base for the literatures and images of neutron radiography, the application of cold neutron radiography, the development of the imaging method using fast neutrons and so on. The thermal neutron radiography and the cold neutron radiography facilities of Kyoto University research reactor are described. The research and activities at Kyoto University research reactor and the investigation of problems are reported. (K.I.) 56 refs.

1994-01-01

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The REUSE project: EHR as single datasource for biomedical research.  

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Integrating biomedical research and patient care is a challenging issue requiring interoperability solutions. During a clinical trial, clinical data are captured twice, first in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and then in the Clinical trials Data Management System (CDMS). The aim of REUSE (Retrieving EHR Useful data for Secondary Exploitation) project is to provide a single source solution for electronic data capture to the investigators of a university hospitals involved in a multi-centric clinical trial. We first investigated the differences between the workflows of patient care and biomedical research to specify the use of EHR for clinical trials. Then we defined a semantic interoperability framework in order to enable the reuse of EHR clinical data and implemented a mediator that transforms CDISC Operational Data Model (ODM) XML into proprietary XML document templates of different EHR solutions and vice-versa. Implementing electronic data capture for biomedical research within EHR eliminates redundant data entry, thus improving data quality and processing speed. Moreover, unlike other initiatives such as IHE integration profile "Retrieve Form for Data Capture" (RFD), the REUSE approach ensures that all clinical data is kept in the EHR whatever the context of data capture is.

El Fadly A; Lucas N; Rance B; Verplancke P; Lastic PY; Daniel C

2010-01-01

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The REUSE project: EHR as single datasource for biomedical research.  

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Integrating biomedical research and patient care is a challenging issue requiring interoperability solutions. During a clinical trial, clinical data are captured twice, first in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and then in the Clinical trials Data Management System (CDMS). The aim of REUSE (Retrieving EHR Useful data for Secondary Exploitation) project is to provide a single source solution for electronic data capture to the investigators of a university hospitals involved in a multi-centric clinical trial. We first investigated the differences between the workflows of patient care and biomedical research to specify the use of EHR for clinical trials. Then we defined a semantic interoperability framework in order to enable the reuse of EHR clinical data and implemented a mediator that transforms CDISC Operational Data Model (ODM) XML into proprietary XML document templates of different EHR solutions and vice-versa. Implementing electronic data capture for biomedical research within EHR eliminates redundant data entry, thus improving data quality and processing speed. Moreover, unlike other initiatives such as IHE integration profile "Retrieve Form for Data Capture" (RFD), the REUSE approach ensures that all clinical data is kept in the EHR whatever the context of data capture is. PMID:20841899

El Fadly, Abdennaji; Lucas, Noël; Rance, Bastien; Verplancke, Philippe; Lastic, Pierre-Yves; Daniel, Christel

2010-01-01

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Research position available at Case Western Reserve University Medical School  

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Full Text Available 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 two million people, is home to many cultural and sports attractions. In addition, the sizable Iranian community in Cleveland provides a helpful and supportive environment. The lab is within walking distance to many museums, music halls, parks and restaurants.The position carries a generous salary and benefits package. Applicants either should have an M.D. or Ph.D. or should be receiving it soon. USMLE and TOEFL exams are not required, neither is finishing Tarh. The position involves full-time lab research and includes a training period, thus, no research experience is necessary. The lab, which is headed by an Iranian professor, is interested in all aspects of RNA research, with emphasis on the physiology of snRNPs (the lupus antigens) and new drug development. The lab aims at training M.D.s interested in basic research for independent scientific careers in the US, so, interest in basic research is a must. Due to the new visa regulations, Iranian women have a much higher chance of obtaining a US visa, thus, applications from women are welcome. Assistance with visa application (H1B visa) is included in the offer. Application material can be obtained by sending an email to tahghigh2001@yahoo.com, preferably by 6th of July (16th of Tir). All inquiries should also be sent to this email address.

Saba Valadkhan

2003-01-01

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University of California ten-meter telescope project  

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After 2 years of research and discussion UC astronomers decided upon the basic design for a 10-meter optical and infrared telescope. It was clear that achievement of the desired aperture of 10 m would require substantial innovation and improvements upon existing designs of telescopes. By far the most radical step taken is the decision that the primary mirror should be composed of mirror segments. Because of the extreme accuracy desired in the optical surface, the decision to make a segmented primary carries with it the acceptance of the need for an actively controlled primary, another unusual concept. The tentative site chosen for the telescope is near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Prototypes of key components have been developed and tested. However, a more complete engineering demonstration is desired. The university is now in the process of fabricating a full size segment and a reference mirror on which to test the control system. After the successful completion of the engineering tests, it is hoped that the detailed design and construction of the telescope can begin. If necessary funding is made available, completion of the telescope should be in 1988. 10 references, 27 figures

1984-03-23

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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 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.

Sanchez AL; Canales M; Enriquez L; Bottazzi ME; Zelaya AA; Espinoza VE; Fontecha GA

2012-01-01

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

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

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

2013-01-01

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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; Lebuh Silikon

2008-01-01

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

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

2001-01-01

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IR-FEL research center at Tokyo University of Science  

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Device, light properties and researches of Mid-Infrared-Free Electron Laser (MIR-FEL) at Tokyo University of Science are explained. Outline, the outside appearance of MIR-FEL device, electron source, and formation of electron beam are described. Parameters of MIR-FEL device and the light properties are shown. As examples of researches using IR-FEL, vibration excitation of CO molecules, vibration excitation of the ?2 mode of NH3, isomer separation of bis(trifluoromethyl)benzene, and photoinduced process of solid aromatic compounds such as anthracene, tetracene and perylene are reported. (S.Y.)

2006-01-01

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University's role in research on superconducting power transmission  

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Power transmission by superconducting cables appears to have enormous potential for the utility industry. It has still to be demonstrated that it will become a viable and economically competitive technology, however, development aimed at this goal by major research establishments has already exposed numerous research problems suitable for investigation by well qualified university departments without requiring large expenditures for equipment. What is missing in an organizational structure to relate work to the primary goals, monitor progress and influence the funding decisions of the major agencies. This does not seem difficult to set up, but continued success will require a long-term commitment from the participants.

1974-09-30

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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; Mohammad A.M. Wadaan; Ahmed M. El-Garhy; Mohamed E. El-Shimy; Essam F. Abou-Sawan

2011-01-01

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Effects of ageing on US university research programmes  

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The history of University Research Reactor (URR) programmes in the United States is analyzed from the 1954 Atoms for Peace program until today. Of the 72 URRs commissioned only 34 remain in operation. The ageing process has had a minimal impact on physical structures and components. The greater impact of ageing has been on the programmes conducted at URRs. After initial construction with substantial federal support, a severe lack of funding existed for normal operating expenses, conducting active research programmes, and maintaining facilities in a state-of-the-art condition. Some facilities funded improvements by selling services to purchase new equipment and support the staff. Improvements also resulted form a recent $4 million federal upgrade program. Efforts are underway to establish a rational program of support to equip the network of URRs as contemporary research centers more committed to their educational and research missions and less driven by the need to perform service work to support their existence. (orig.)

Voth, M.H. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Radiation Science and Engineering Center

1995-12-31

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Annual review of research projects 1980  

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The Australian Radiation Laboratory is a national centre concerned with the public and occupational health aspects of the use of both ionising and non-ionising radiation. Thirty two projects which were in progress during 1980 are described

1981-01-01

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Evaluating a collaborative IT based research and development project.  

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In common with all projects, evaluating an Information Technology (IT) based research and development project is necessary in order to discover whether or not the outcomes of the project are successful. However, evaluating large-scale collaborative projects is especially difficult as: (i) stakeholders from different countries are involved who, almost inevitably, have diverse technological and/or application domain backgrounds and objectives; (ii) multiple and sometimes conflicting application specific and user-defined requirements exist; and (iii) multiple and often conflicting technological research and development objectives are apparent. In this paper, we share our experiences based on the large-scale integrated research project - The HUMBOLDT project - with project duration of 54 months, involving contributions from 27 partner organisations, plus 4 sub-contractors from 14 different European countries. In the HUMBOLDT project, a specific evaluation methodology was defined and utilised for the user evaluation of the project outcomes. The user evaluation performed on the HUMBOLDT Framework and its associated nine application scenarios from various application domains, resulted in not only an evaluation of the integrated project, but also revealed the benefits and disadvantages of the evaluation methodology. This paper presents the evaluation methodology, discusses in detail the process of applying it to the HUMBOLDT project and provides an in-depth analysis of the results, which can be usefully applied to other collaborative research projects in a variety of domains. PMID:23728205

Khan, Zaheer; Ludlow, David; Caceres, Santiago

2013-04-13

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Fiscal year 1990 program report: Water and Energy Research Institute, University of Guam  

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[en] The report summarizes the accomplishments of the University of Guam, Water and Energy Research Institute of the Western Pacific, during the Fiscal Year 1990 Water Research Institute Program Grant from the U.S. Geological Survey. These projects listed are: The Determination of Trace Metals in Biotic and Abiotic Components of the Major Rivers of Guam; Pollution Indicator and Pathogenic Bacteria in Guam's Coastal Sediments; The Occurrence of Radon in Ground and Drinking Water in Guam; and Forecasting Water Demand on Guam: 1991 to 1995

1991-01-01

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Involvement in an action research project on ‘vulnerability’  

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This article discusses how vulnerability, involvement, and empowerment unfold in a research and development project (the ULE-project) which deals with vulnerability in relation to young people’s participation in vocational education in Denmark. The article outlines our theoretical understanding of involvement and vulnerability – linking to particular concepts of participation and power. The project’s design is inspired by critical ethnography and action research. We work from the premise that practitioners’ (and young people’s) everyday life perspectives potentially make up an important resource in pedagogical research and in development projects. The design is based on a workshop-experiment-workshop-model. We work, theoretically and in the project processes, with particular attention towards the different and multiple involvements of the participants, and the ways their involvements influence processes in the workshops and around the workshops. The article argues for a theoretical distinction between theconcepts of participation and involvement, distinguishing between participation as a way of organizing participatory projects, and involvement in other contexts outside the project as a condition that forms participation in project. The article argues that focus on involvement is an important awareness. It makes way for an important analysis of participation and power in the action research project: what tensions surface in the different processes of the project, what can and cannot take place within the project frame, how does this influence what new knowledge and new practices can come from the project etc. The article discusses how participants’ involvements surface as tensions in practical situations; how we attempt to address them, and what implications this may have for power and for the project’s production of knowledge and vulnerability. We discuss what insights the focus of involvement has made way for in the project so far, and what dilemmas and challenges we are faced with in the work to come in this project and others like it.

Wulf-Andersen, Trine Østergaard; Thingstrup, Signe Hvid

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
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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

282

Operational project, renewal of the RA research reactor, Vol. 1  

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The project for renewal of the RA research reactor, according to the contract signed by 'Atomenergoeksport' and the Institute Boris Kidric in Vinca, covers the following: reactor control and reactor protection systems; control and measuring of reactor parameters; dosimetry control. The objective of the project, exchange of the aged equipment is fulfillment of nuclear safety standards for research reactors

1987-01-01

283

University Researchers Approach to Providing Computer Simulations to Industry.  

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University researchers perform in an exploratory mode in developing and applying computer simulations to their research problems. Post-docs and students make codes suited to their problems, and to thesis and article writing, with little code use planned beyond such. Industry product developers want well tested, cleanly applicable simulation codes, with freedom to go to the code developers for bug fixing and improvements (and not to have to hunt for a student who has graduated). Hence, these different modes clash; some cushion of understanding and new elements are needed to effect broader, continuing use of university developed codes. We and others have evolved approaches that appear to work, including providing free software, but with follow-ups done by small companies. (See Ref. 1 for more.) We will present our development of plasma device codes over 15 years, evolving into free distribution on the Internet (Ref. 2) with short courses and workshops; follow-ups are done by a small company (of former students, the code writers). In addition, an example of university code development will be given, that of application of the series (or dipole) resonance to providing plasma surface wave generated plasmas, drawing on decades old research; potential applications will be given. We will present what other university groups are doing and reflections on these modes by modelers and designers in the plasma processing industry (semiconductor manufacturing equipment companies), which is highly empirical at present. All of this interaction is still evolving. 9 Brown J. Browning, Sci.Am. Jan 1996, p.35 www See Internet address http://ptsg.eecs.berkeley.edu thebibliography

Birdsall, Charles

1996-05-01

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Distributed Research Project Scheduling Based on Multi-Agent Methods  

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Full Text Available Different project planning and scheduling approaches have been developed. The Operational Research (OR) provides two major planning techniques: CPM (Critical Path Method) and PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique). Due to projects complexity and difficulty to use classical methods, new approaches were developed. Artificial Intelligence (AI) initially promoted the automatic planner concept, but model-based planning and scheduling methods emerged later on. The paper adresses the project scheduling optimization problem, when projects are seen as Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). Taken into consideration two different approaches for project scheduling optimization: TCPSP (Time- Constrained Project Scheduling) and RCPSP (Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling), the paper focuses on a multiagent implementation in MATLAB for TCSP. Using the research project as a case study, the paper includes a comparison between two multi-agent methods: Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Ant Colony Algorithm (ACO).

Constanta Nicoleta Bodea; Ileana Ruxandra Badea; Augustin Purnus

2011-01-01

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Current Research at the University of Chicago Enrico Fermi Institute and James Franck Institute  

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These talks will give an overview of physics research at the University of Chicago centered in two research institutes. The Enrico Fermi Institute pursues research in some core areas of the physical sciences. These include cosmology, particle physics, theoretical physics, particle astrophysics, and cosmochemistry. The EFI talk will focus on some examples of these activities which together will provide a broad overview of EFI science. Research at the James Franck Institute centers on the intersection between physics, chemistry and materials science, with the aim to unravel the complex connections between structure and dynamics in condensed matter systems. The JFI is also home to the Chicago Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The JFI talk will provide highlights of current projects by JFI members.

Swordy, Simon (Director, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago); Jaeger, Heinrich (Director, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago)

2009-03-04

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Seminars of the research project Performing Straight White Masculinities  

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

Claire Conilleau

2009-01-01

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University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research 2002  

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The annual report of the Center for Applied Energy Research for the fiscal year 2000/2001 describes research projects carried out during the year and gives a financial summary of income and expenditure. It reports organizational changes, research programs, technology transfer and service, and outside participation. Research reported includes work on: Fischer-Tropsch catalysis; developing a membrane process for purification of hydrogen demand from fossil fuel for use in a fuel cell; recovery of wasted fuel and aggregates from coal combustion waste ponds; establishing guidelines for allowable amounts of ammonia in fly ash and establishing diffusion of ammonia out of concrete; studying whether ammonia reacts with fly ash components to form salts; evaluation of techniques for remaining hazardous air pollutants from coal before combustion; producing carbon nanotubes (as an alternative use for coal); producing pitch and chemicals from coal; and removing carbon dioxide from flue gas using nanotubes.

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2002-07-01

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Relativistic Electron Facility for Education and Research at Hiroshima University  

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The Relativistic Electron Facility for Education and Research (REFER) at Hiroshima University accepts a 150 MeV electron beam from a microtron, the injector to the 700 MeV storage ring of the Hiroshima Synchrotron Research Center, and keep it circulating for 2.5ms without a RF acceleration. It acts as a beam stretcher and has been used for the following researches: 1) X-ray generation from an internal multiple foil crystalline target due to the parametric X-radiation (PXR) and the resonant transition radiation (RTR). 2) Laser backward Compton scattering. 3) Coherent pair creation from Si crystal by 150 MeV bremsstrahlung. 4) Study of the Ter-Mikaelian effect in the low energy part of the bremsstrahlung in an extracted electron line. 5) A novel scheme of beam stabilization by the induction coil. This paper reports the experimental results and the current status of the REFER electron ring.

Ohgaki, T; Andreyashikin, M; Chouffani, K; Goto, K; Masuda, S; Matsukado, K; Takahashi, T; Yoshida, K

2001-01-01

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The role of university research in improved hydropower generation  

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In spite of the significant advances made by the hydropower industry over the years, much remains to be done. This paper describes the role of applied and fundamental university research in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, aeration technology, and water quality dynamics as a supplement to industry efforts. Examples are drawn from a variety of topics, including physical modelling of hydraulic structures, fundamental studies of vortex dynamics, numerical analysis of complex viscous flow phenomena, cavitation research, and environmental studies. Also included in the discussion is a description of the only independent hydroturbine test facility in the USA and its potential for improving the state of the art. Special emphasis is given to the interrelationship between fundamental and applied research and how various feedback loops result in both improved technology and a strengthen academic program.

Arndt, R.E.A.; Gulliver, J.S. (Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis, MN (USA). St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Lab.)

1990-01-01

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Fuel conversion and upgrade of the Ohio State University Research Reactor  

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[en] The Ohio State University Research Reactor (OSURR) is being converted to use low-enrichment uranium-silicide (U3Si2) fuel. Concurrent with conversion, the reactor will be upgraded to higher power. Funding is provided by the university and the US Dept. of Energy (DOE). Work began in August 1985 and is in the licensing and engineering phase. The project was undertaken in response to US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and intervenor actions regarding fuel conversion of research reactors and the desire to enhance the research and educational capabilities of the OSURR. Project activities were divided into three areas. First, analytical studies to assess the performance of the OSURR fueled with low-enrichment uranium (LEU) were performed. These included neutronic and thermal-hydraulic analyses of core behavior under normal and accident conditions. Coolant behavior in the reactor pool was analyzed to support cooling system design. Based on the analytical studies and other data, a safety analysis report (SAR) was written and technical specifications prepared. Engineering activities, including design and installation of a cooling system, comprise the third area of project activity

1987-01-01

291

Conference on energy research at historically black universities  

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A conference was convened to present and discuss significant research and development in Historically Black Institutions (current and past); areas that show potential for inter-institutional collaboration and the sharing of facilities; existing capabilities to sustain funded research activities and future potential for expansion and enhancement; and appropriate arrangements for maximum interaction with industry and government agencies. Papers were presented at small group meetings in various energy research areas, and abstracts of the projects or programs are presented. The Solar Energy small group provided contributions in the areas of photovoltaics, biomass, solar thermal, and wind. Research reported on by the Fossil Fuel small group comprises efforts in the areas of fluidized bed combustion of coal, coal liquefaction, and oil shale pyrolysis. Five research programs reported on by the Conservation Research small group involve a summer workshop for high school students on energy conservation; use of industrial waste heat for a greenhouse; solar energy and energy conservation research and demonstration; energy efficiency and management; and a conservation program targeted at developing a model for educating low income families. The Environment Impact groups (2) presented contributions on physical and chemical impacts and biological monitors and impacts. The Policy Research group presented four papers on a careful analysis of the Equity issues; one on a model for examining the economic issue in looking at the interaction between energy technology and the state of the economy; and a second paper examined the institutional constraints on environmental oriented energy policy. Six additional abstracts by invited participants are presented. (MCW)

1980-01-01

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PROVISION OF RESEARCH SUPPORT SERVICES TO ODL LEARNERS BY TUTORS: A Focus on the Zimbabwe Open University’s Bachelor of Education (Educational Management) Research Students’ Supervision Experiences  

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Full Text Available The study examined the ODL learners’ perceptions of the quality of provision of research support services to the ODL learners by tutors. It focused on the Zimbabwe Open University’s (ZOU) Bachelor of Education (Educational Management) research students’ experiences. It was a qualitative multiple case study of four of the 10 Regional Centres of the ZOU. It purposively sampled 40 out of 160 research participants because they possessed desirable research characteristics for this study. The study was deemed significant in influencing tutors and policy makers to consider their research students’ supervision experiences as a basis for improving the quality of services for future research supervision practices and research projects. The study was guided by a two fold theory namely, thee Facilitation Theory (Nyawaranda, 2005) and the Nurturing Theory (Anderson, Pay and Mac Laughlin, 2006). Both theories advocate for the need of the supervisors to give their students a big heart. In terms of research supervision services offered by tutors the study indicated the time students were offered to meet research supervisors, prompt returns of marked work, and tutor student motivation and counselling as key services. In connection with the joys about research supervision, the students highly regarded: the manner in which tutors motivated them, tutors guidance in choosing research topic, tutor mentorship during research supervision and provision of workshops to polish up their research skills. In line with the challenges to the provision of research support services, three categories of challenges emerged. First, student-related challenges included lack of time, lack of money, lack of library facilities, lack of motivation and commitment to do research, lack of adequate theory in the area being researched on and family problems. Second, supervisor-related challenges included: too little direction, too little practical help given, too few meeting with students, no interest in topics and with students, lack of research skills and experience. Third institution-related challenges included: lack of adequate statistics and research course sat undergraduate levels, lack of adequate courses in research methods and paradigms, exposure to research skills and experiences to name a few. In a bid to revamp the provision of research services, students suggested the need to improved library facilities, install computers in the library, hire internet services and photocopy relevant research material to name a few. The study concluded that tutors provided average research support services to ODL learners. Students tended to enjoy research supervision if they are exposed to academically nourishing experiences. Research support services were undermined by student related, supervisor related and institution related challenges. Students failed to visit their supervisors, libraries and purchase research materials due to lack of money. Students in rural areas do not have access to library facilities in their localities. The study recommended that tutors need to be trained, indicated and staff developed in the research support services area. ZOU needs to set up mobile libraries and internet facilities to service students in remote areas. ZOU needs to move its research support services a gear up by exposing students to time management skills.

Tichaona MAPOLISA

2012-01-01

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NC State University-Science Junction: The Brine Shrimp Project  

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Hosted by NCSU Science Junction, this website contains The Brine Shrimp Project, a lesson plan created by educator April J. Cleveland. The goal of this project is for students to "design and conduct a laboratory investigation to determine how different factors may affect the hatching and development of brine shrimp eggs." Although it was "field tested with 10th grade biology students," this project is adaptable for use with elementary, middle, and high school students, and furthermore "supports the National Science Content Standards A and C for grades" K-12. The website clearly outlines the 7-day project including instructions, work sheets for students, and a comprehensive evaluation sheet.

Cleveland, April J.

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EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH MANPOWER--PROJECTED NEEDS.  

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THE AUTHOR STATES FOUR MAJOR PROBLEMS THAT PLAGUE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH--ISOLATION FROM THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, PRESSURES FROM SCHOOLS, CHRONIC SHORTAGE OF SCHOOL PRACTITIONERS, AND THE POOR QUALITY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS IN EDUCATION. FOUR POLICY IMPLICATIONS RESULT FROM THE FAILURE OF THE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FIELD TO RECRUIT ENOUGH…

SIEBER, SAM D.

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Supervision of Undergraduate Final Year’s Project Requirement in Nigerian Universities – The Way out of the Wood  

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Full Text Available The study investigated the supervision of undergraduates’ degree projects in Nigerian universities following the general allegation that the present day projects do not contribute to any knowledge because students copy past work and project supervisors do not have time for supervision. The population of the study was 27 federal Nigerian universities. A random sample of 9 federal Nigerian universities (33.3%) was used for the study. The instrument used in gathering the data was the questionnaire designed by the researcher titled Students’ Project Management Inventory (SPMI). The validity of the instrument was done by both experts in educational administration and planning. Test-retest method was used to ascertain the reliability of the instrument. A Z-Test and common percent were the statistics used to analyze the data. The major finding was that the increased population of degree students with decreased number of supervisors have made it difficult to have good supervision of projects. Based on this finding, it is recommended that degree project requirement should be optional or elective and not compulsory.

Chika Josephine Ifedili; Stella Omiunu

2012-01-01

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The University of Missouri Research Reactor, its fuel and productivity  

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This paper describes the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) and presents a summary of contributions to education, research, and service. These efforts have helped offset the impact on the U.S. economy of research from other countries. Special emphasis is placed on fuel design developments that have allowed MuRR to keep the cost megawatt day (MWD) of fuel essentially constant. Also noted is the fact that the United States has missed some research opportunities because of a hold-the-line attitude. The slipping position of U.S. research reactors is compared with the rest of the world. As will be further outlined in the text, the MURR cannot (with available technology) decrease its U-235 enrichment level and maintain present research capabilities and fuel cycle costs. Data is presented to show how MURR, if permitted to use advanced fuel technology, could reduce fuel fabrication costs and onsite U-235 inventory. In addition it is shown that MURR could increase its capabilities provided that arbitrary institutional limits are removed

1993-01-01

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Research of neutron radiography at the University of Michigan  

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There is Phoenix Memorial Laboratory (PML) in the north campus of University of Michigan, and in the Laboratory, the Ford Nuclear Reactor (FNR) is installed. The FNR is a light water-moderated and cooled swimming pool type research reactor of 2 MW thermal output, and is utilized for neutron beam experiment, radioactivation analysis, the production of radioisotopes, the irradiation on materials and so on. The research on the development and application of neutron radiography apparatuses has been carried out actively by using the FNR. The neutron radiography facilities at the FNR consist of the vertical experimental hole facility having the position of imaging at the reactor top and the horizontal experimental hole facility on the first floor of the reactor room. These facilities are explained. As to the research on the diffusion of water in epoxy resin adhesive, the objective of the research, the materials used for the experiment, the experimental method and procedure and the experimental results are reported. This research is an applied research using neutron radiography having the prospect of development. (K.I.).

Matsubayashi, Masahito [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment

1995-03-01

298

Inter-university Project Based on LEGO NXT  

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The paper describes the mechanism for involving students from multilingual, geographically separated institutions in a coordinated educational experience and presents the observations and evaluation of outcomes related to the collaborative project. The project was realized as a part of ILERT (Intern...

Pilat, Adam; Kornecki, Andrew; Thiriet, Jean-Marc; Grega, Wojciech; Rysavy, Ondrej

299

Metrological research schemes from the Troll' project  

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

1995-01-01

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Metrological research schemes from the Troll` project  

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

Makul`kin, A.V.; Panasyuk, V.S.

1995-12-01

 
 
 
 
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Oklahoma State University proposed Advanced Technology Research Center. Environmental Assessment  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating the construction and equipping of the proposed Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Based on the analysis in the EA, the DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

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1995-06-01

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Work of the energy research group of the Open University  

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The Open University's (OU) interdisciplinary approach to energy studies has been helpful in furnishing data and analyzing energy policies since the early 1970s. The group has done specialized modeling studies on United Kingdom electric supplies, the long-term availability of fuels for transport, and other areas of concern. A summary of OU's current activities shows work in six areas: novel heat pumps, energy supply, energy conservation, energy policy, transport research, and ecological studies. 23 references. (DCK)

McBride, J.R.; Sanderson, I.R.

1981-02-01

303

Cancer Research Institute, Loma Linda University Medical Center  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) DOE/EA-0975, evaluating the construction, equipping and operation of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) at the Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) on its campus in Loma Linda, California. Based on the analysis in the EA, the DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. This document describes alternatives, the affected environment and environmental consequences of the proposed action.

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1994-08-01

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Epithermal neutron beam for BNCT research at Washington State University  

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A new filter has been designed and analysed for the Washington State University TRIGATM research reactor. Optimum balance of epithermal flux and background KERMA was obtained with a FluentalTM and alumina filter. The epithermal neutron flux calculated by the DORT transport code was approximately 9 x 108 n/cm2-s with a background KERMA of about 3x10-13 Gy/n/cm2. Operation of the beam for animal testing is expected to commence in 2000. (author)

2001-01-01

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National Environmental Research Institute R and D projects 1996  

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The publication provides detailed information on the current research activities of the National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark (NERI). It is produced in support of NERI`s policy of, and engagement in, increasing national and international cooperation in environmental research. NERI is an autonomous institute under the Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy. Its main aim is to provide a scientific basis and the environmental information necessary for decision making in areas where political, administrative and commercial activities affect the environment. NERI`s projects are presented in the wider contexts of its current areas of research. Definitions and aims are given in a short introduction to each research area. Project descriptions include the project`s title, the name of the project coordinator followed by the names of other NERI scientists involved during 1996. In the cases of joint projects the collaborating institutions are named in addition to external sponsoring agencies and foundations. Descriptions are given of the general background, the objectives and the methods or line of action employed during the course of the project in question. The current subjects of research range under the headings of systems analysis, microbiology, ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, atmospheric research, arable land ecology, uncultivated areas and woodlands, streams and catchment areas, lake ecology, estuarine ecology, marine ecology, population ecology, transport and the environment, the arctic environment and environmental data. Detailed information is also given on NERI, its aims and responsibilities, its administration and organization. (AB)

Lorenzen, H.P. [ed.

1996-02-01

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Special Translational Research Acceleration Projects (STRAPs)  

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The goal of this particular STRAP opportunity was to accelerate translational research focused on the Immune Response Modifier (IRM) pathway by way of supplemental funding to an investigator's existing NCI-funded grant.

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Puerto Rico Sustainable Communities Research Project  

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

308

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

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In May 2000, the Beijing Institute of Genomics formally announced the launch of a comprehensive crop genome research project on rice genomics, the Chinese Superhybrid Rice Genome Project. SRGP is not simply a sequencing project targeted to a single rice (Oryza sativa L.) genome, but a full-swing res...

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

309

Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Plan for fiscal year 2010  

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

2010-01-01

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

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Full Text Available Abstract in english 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 (more) observational descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using Edgar Morin complexity as theoretical reference. In a semi-structured interview, students were asked to solve an abstract logical puzzle - TanGram. The collected data were analyzed using the hermeneutic-dialectic analysis method proposed by Minayo and discussed in terms of the theoretical reference of complexity. The students’ concept of the scientific method is limited to participation in projects, stressing the execution of practical procedures as opposed to scientific thinking. The solving of the TanGram puzzle revealed that the students had difficulties in understanding questions and activities focused on subjects and their processes. Objective answers, even when dealing with personal issues, were also reflected on the students’ opinions about the characteristics of a successful researcher. Students’ difficulties concerning these issues may affect their scientific performance and result in poorly designed experiments. This is a preliminary study that should be extended to other centers of scientific research.

Burlamaque-Neto, A.C.; Santos, G.R.; Lisbôa, L.M.; Goldim, J.R.; Machado, C.L.B.; Matte, U.; Giugliani, R.

2012-02-01

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

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Full Text Available 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 descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using Edgar Morin complexity as theoretical reference. In a semi-structured interview, students were asked to solve an abstract logical puzzle - TanGram. The collected data were analyzed using the hermeneutic-dialectic analysis method proposed by Minayo and discussed in terms of the theoretical reference of complexity. The students’ concept of the scientific method is limited to participation in projects, stressing the execution of practical procedures as opposed to scientific thinking. The solving of the TanGram puzzle revealed that the students had difficulties in understanding questions and activities focused on subjects and their processes. Objective answers, even when dealing with personal issues, were also reflected on the students’ opinions about the characteristics of a successful researcher. Students’ difficulties concerning these issues may affect their scientific performance and result in poorly designed experiments. This is a preliminary study that should be extended to other centers of scientific research.

A.C. Burlamaque-Neto; G.R. Santos; L.M. Lisbôa; J.R. Goldim; C.L.B. Machado; U. Matte; R. Giugliani

2012-01-01

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Move of the Radiological Research Accelerator Facility to the Nevis Laboratory of Columbia University  

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The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) was established in 1967 as a joint enterprise of the Medical Research Center of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and the Radiological Research Laboratory of Columbia University (RRL) to fill the need for an accelerator facility dedicated to radiobiology and radiological physics research. It was developed from the 4 MV Van de Graaff accelerator that had been the injector for the Cosmotron at BNL, and was located in the southern corner of the Cosmotron building, where the synchrotron ring had been. In 1977, responsibility for management of the facility was transferred to the Safety and Environmental Protection Division of BNL, and the space available to RARAF was reduced slightly. Late in 1979, BNL decided to dismantle RARAF in order to use all the Cosmotron building for the Isabelle project. RARAF was saved by the decision to give all of its equipment to Columbia University and move the facility to the cyclotron building of the University's Nevis Laboratory. This paper is a report on the progress of the move and plans for the new facility

1981-01-01

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Fuel Cell Research at the University of Delaware  

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The grant initiated nine basic and applied research projects to improve fundamental understanding and performance of the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, to explore innovative methods for hydrogen production and storage, and to address the critical issues and barriers to commercialization. The focus was on catalysis, hydrogen production and storage, membrane durability and flow modeling and characterization of Gas Diffusion Media. Three different types of equipment were purchase with this grant to provide testing and characterization infrastructure for fuel cell research and to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to study fuel cell membrane design and operation. They are (i) Arbin Hydrogen cell testing station, (ii) MTS Alliance�¢���¢ RT/5 material testing system with an ESPEC custom-designed environmental chamber for membrane Durability Testing and (iii) Chemisorption for surface area measurements of electrocatalysts. The research team included ten faculty members who addressed various issues that pertain to Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Production and Storage, Fuel Cell transport mechanisms. Nine research tasks were conducted to address the critical issues and various barriers to commercialization of Fuel Cells. These research tasks are subdivided in the general areas of (i) Alternative electrocatalysis (ii) Fuel Processing and Hydrogen Storage and (iii) Modeling and Characterization of Membranes as applied to Fuel Cells research.. The summary of accomplishments and approaches for each of the tasks is presented below

Chen, Jingguang G.; Advani, Suresh G.

2006-01-27

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Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm University, Sweden.  

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The Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD) was established as a national research centre and department within the Faculty of Social Science at Stockholm University in 1997, following a Government Report and with the aim to strengthen social alcohol and drug research. Initially, core funding came from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research and from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs for several long-term projects. Today, SoRAD, with 25 senior and junior researchers, has core funding from the university but most of its funding comes from external national and international grants. Research is organized under three themes: consumption, problems and norms, alcohol and drug policy and societal reactions, treatment and recovery processes. SoRADs scientific approach, multi-disciplinarity, a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods and international comparisons was established by the centre's first leader, Robin Room. Regular internal seminars are held and young researchers are encouraged to attend scientific meetings and take part in collaborative projects. SoRAD researchers produce government-funded monthly statistics on alcohol consumption and purchase, and take part in various national government committees, but SoRADs research has no clear political or bureaucratic constraints. One of the future challenges for SoRAD will be the proposed system for university grants allocation, where applied social science will have difficulties competing with basic biomedical research if decisions are based on publication and citation measures.

Stenius K; Ramstedt M; Olsson B

2010-03-01

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Making Sense of the Aurora: A Research Project  

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Full Text Available 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 for this, one of the great enigmas in the history of science. From the start, the quest to explain the aurora borealis became enmeshed with patriotic science and nationalist sentiments. The history of efforts to understand the nature and cause of the aurora poses a number of thematic problems. Being a fleeting and at times rapidly changing phenomenon, only occasionally seen south of far-northern latitudes, the aurora needed to be constituted as an object able to be brought into the domain of rational science. Observational accounts of the aurora came most often from by personsliving or travelling in the far north or in the Arctic, but these persons were generally not trained scientists: Whose witnessing counted and how was authority negotiated among professional scientists and amateurs?

Robert Marc Friedman

2012-01-01

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Ash research at the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center  

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The coal combustion by-products (CCB) research program at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) began in the mid-1970s. Research projects have generally fallen into three basic categories: utilization, environmental impact, and characterization. A key area in coal-ash research has been determining the environmental impacts of CCBs, particularly those of leaching. Several advanced characterization techniques are also routinely employed to understand ash behaviour, in particular, ash hydration reactions. A list of new research topics is given. 1 fig.

Hassett, D.J. [University of North Dakota, Grand Forks ND (United States). Energy and Environmental Research Center

1996-11-01

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Integrating Student-Centered Learning in Finance Courses: The Case of a Malaysian Research University  

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Full Text Available The student-centered learning (SCL) approach is an approach to education that focuses on learners and their needs, rather than relying upon the input of the teacher's. The present paper examines how the SCL approach is integrated as a learner-centered paradigm into finance courses offered at a business school in a research university in Malaysia. Specifically, this paper identifies how a learner-centered environment is integrated into teaching methods, learning activities and evaluation tools. Since the adoption of the SCL approach is partly to cater for the needs of the research university, the analysis of the courses is supported with responses from the respective lecturers. This study finds that the lecturers of the five courses examined have used active/interactive learning and group project approaches as standard teaching methods under the SCL approach which includes projects, class discussion and presentation. Alongside these standard methods, some of the courses use additional methods under the SCL approach, including real life experiential learning and case studies. For example, students of the Investment and Portfolio Analysis course are exposed to the real world investment decision making by investing funds in selected stocks listed on Bursa Malaysia. In terms of course evaluations, the courses place greater weight on continuous assessment based on group projects and presentations, while reduce the emphasis on examinations. Overall, implementing the SCL approach requires a careful design of the learning process, which includes the classroom setting; flexibility of the curriculum; teaching methods; evaluation policies; and course content. In general, the study demonstrates that SCL has great potential to function as an effective learning tool in an environment where the labor market demands generically skilled job candidates and in which universities are demanding further resources to be devoted to efforts relating to research and publications.

Hawati Janor; Ruzita Abdul Rahim; Aisyah Abdul Rahman; Noor Azryani Auzairy; Noor Azuan Hashim; Muhamad Zain Yusof

2013-01-01

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Research on method of evaluating economically the coalbed methane project  

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Based on comprehensive integration, a complex system in which both quantitative and qualitative analyses were applied, the method of evaluating the coalbed methane project was researched. The coalbed methane project of Jincheng mining area was evaluated using the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and fuzzy decision analysis. The result shows that the economic benefit of the project is good and has great potentialities. The conclusion has provided a theoretic basis for decision making. 5 refs., 3 tabs.

Yang, Y.; Wang, G.; Qin, Y.; Zhang, D. [China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou (China). College of Mineral Resource and Geoscience

2001-03-01

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Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Plan for fiscal year 2009  

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

2009-01-01

320

Screening family planning needs: an operations research project in Guatemala  

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Abstract Background Public sector health care providers in rural Guatemala have infrequently offered family planning information and services in routine visits. This operations research project tested a strategy to modify certain practices that prevent health workers from proactivel...

Mendez Francisco; Lopez Felipe; Brambila Carlos; Burkhart Marianne

 
 
 
 
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Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Plan for fiscal year 2008  

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Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) at Tono Geoscience Center (TGC) is developing a geoscientific research project named the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU) project in crystalline rock environment in order to establish scientific and technological basis for geological disposal of HLW. Geoscientific research at the MIU project is planned to be carried out in three phases over a period of 20 years; Surface-based Investigation Phase (Phase 1), Construction Phase (Phase 2) and Operation Phase (Phase 3). Currently, the project is under the Construction Phase. This document presents the following 2008 fiscal year plan based on the MIU Master Plan updated in 2002, 1) Investigation Plan, 2) Construction Plan, 3) Research Collaboration Plan, etc. (author)

2009-01-01

322

Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Program for fiscal year 2007  

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Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) at Tono Geoscience Center (TGC) is developing a geoscientific research project named the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU) project in crystalline rock environment in order to establish scientific and technological basis for geological disposal of HLW. Geoscientific research at the MIU project is planned to be carried out in three Phases over a period of 20 years; Surface-based Investigation Phase (Phase 1), Construction Phase (Phase 2) and Operation Phase (Phase 3). Currently, the Project is under the Construction Phase. This document presents the following 2007 fiscal year plan based on the MIU Master Plan updated in 2002, 1) Investigation Plan, 2) Construction Plan, 3) Research Collaboration Plan, etc. (author)

2007-01-01

323

Project management and institutional repositories : a case study at University College Dublin Library  

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This paper describes University College Dublin Library's participation in a series of parallel projects including building a national open access portal, Rian.ie; developing an international subject based portal, EconomistsOnline.org; and the planning, development and management of a university inst...

Greene, Joseph

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Integrating ergonomic aspects into research and development projects as a preventive strategy in the food industries  

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As part of a national research and development programme for food technology it was formulated as a demand to applicants to describe the potential ergonomics impact of the research and development (R&D) projects. As the primary purpose of the research programme was to strengthen the Danish food industry s position on the international markets most of the R&D projects has been formed as joint ventures involving companies in the food industry and/or related industries, technological institutes and departments at two universities. The research question for the study presented in this paper was: What are the potentials and limitations for integrating ergonomics into joint R&D projects involving companies within the food industry and the university research? The objectives were (i) to identify the R&D peoples viewpoints on potentials and limitations for integrating ergonomics into R&D projects and (ii) to study the R&D processes in such networks in order to obtain a better understanding of the conditions for integrating ergonomics.

Hansen, Iben Posniak; Broberg, Ole

1997-01-01

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The University's Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship--A Call to Action  

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On August 4, 2008, four leading associations serving research universities, the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, convened a roundtable discussion engaging provosts, chief research

Hahn, Karla; Lowry, Charles; Lynch, Clifford; Shulenberger, David; Vaughn, John

2009-01-01

326

Status of DOE small hydropower research and development projects  

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The results and the status of small hydropower R and D projects are presented. Also included is an updated bibliography of completed reports. In most cases, reports are published to make available the research, engineering, operating, regulatory or cost information from the projects that are pertinent to hydropower development by private and nonfederal government sectors.

Magleby, E. H.; Rinehart, B. N.; Chappell, J. R.

1982-10-01

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ACARP Australian Coal Association Research Program current projects August 07  

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The report gives an outline of over 178 projects in progress under the Australian Coal Association Research Program arranged under the main subject headings: low emission coal use; IEA and other program reports; underground; mining and the community; occupational health and safety; open cut; coal preparation; technical market support; greenhouse gas mitigation. A list of projects completed during the quarter is included.

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2007-08-15

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ACARP Australian Coal Association Research Program current projects May 07  

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The report gives an outline of over 178 projects in progress under the Australian Coal Association Research Program arranged under the main subject headings: low emission coal use; IEA and other program reports listing; underground mining and the community; occupational health and safety; open cut; coal preparation; technical market support; greenhouse gas mitigation. Abstracts for projects completed during the quarter are included.

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2007-05-15

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Online Tools Allow Distant Students to Collaborate on Research Projects  

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The Wesleyan Academy and Moravian School in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, recently joined forces with Evergreen Elementary in Fort Lewis, Wash., to collaborate on a research project using My eCoach Online (http://myecoach.com) as the primary medium to share information, post ideas and findings, and develop inquiry projects on 10 topics about water.…

T.H.E. Journal, 2005

2005-01-01

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Radiological safety research for nuclear excavation projects - Interoceanic canal studies  

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[en] The general radiological problems encountered in nuclear cratering and nuclear excavation projects are discussed. Procedures for assessing radiological problems in such projects are outlined. Included in the discussions are source term, meteorology, fallout prediction and ecological factors. Continuing research requirements as well as pre- and post-excavation studies are important considerations. The procedures followed in the current interoceanic canal feasibility studies provide examples of radiological safety problems, current solutions and needed research. (author)

1969-01-01

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Accounting research in Brazilian universities: 1962-1999  

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Full Text Available Abstract in english This study analyses the distribution and the characteristics of accounting academic texts produced in Brazilian Universities. It includes all dissertations from the Master of Science, and thesis from the Doctoral degerr, both in accounting programs. For this study they were considered all together. The Universities considered are three. In which the respective programs in accounting have the official authorization from Brazilian State Departament of Education for graduate (more) level. The entire production during the period of 1962 through 1999, in a total of 386 texts, was analyzed with multidimensional methods. The analysis focused the trends in the number of dissertations and thesis per year, the research method employed and the variation in topics covered by the field of accouting research. Some of the findings reveal that a although financial accounting represents 18% of total, the majority was produced between 1985 and 1990, and ferm 1997 to 1999 reduced to 13%. Education had a peak between 1988 and 1990 and is falling progressively since then. International accounting is growing since 1988 but has not been over the 4%, which is still very low when compared with the globalization of the Brazilian economy. Management accounting has 21%, is the largest amount and stable untill 1991 and since then indicates a trend to reduction. Regarding the business area, it was found that 77% refers to generic (theoretical), and 23% to any type of business area. Banks (28%). Public sector (13%) and Agricultural (10%) are the three larger business areas reserached. The study of growth quality of accounting research is important to the continued development of the accounting education well as for the accounting harmonization.

Riccio, Edson Luiz; Carastan, Jacira Tudora; Sakata, Marici Gramacho

1999-12-01

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Historical Air Photo Digitization Project University of Waterloo Map Library  

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Full Text Available The University Map Library (UML) at the University of Waterloo developed an onlinecollection of digitized and georeferenced aerial photography of the Kitchener-Waterlooarea from the 1930s and 1940s. Using GIS technology, the air photos were digitizedwith geographical coordinate tags for use in GIS software programs including onlinemapping applications such as Google Earth (GE). By creating and offeringdownloadable georeferenced images compatible with popular mapping tools, the airphotos have gained significant popularity and utilization by not only regular library usersbut by community groups, organizations and corporations who have never used libraryresources before. The integration of modern technology with traditional paper mappinghas proven to be both a method of preservation and a means of increasing and varyingutilization of the collection.

Eva Dodsworth

2008-01-01

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Trend of Determining Research Priorities in Hamadan Medical Sciences University  

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Full Text Available Background: To achieve development goals in a country, having a research plan is necessary. Need assessment in health is the first stage of research priority aiming improves health condition in a population. The objective of this study was to determine a list of research projects according to the health problems priority in Ramadan province, Iran. Methods: To determine research priorities in the studied population, information were obtained from different sources such, as discussion groups and questionnaire. Information from medical specialists and academic members were gathered using a questionnaire that was based on health problems and research priorities. Also, a qualitative study was performed for people views' an population health problems. A specialist team in health policy scored each obtained health problem. To evaluate the applied method, statistical method of factor analysis was used to provide a proper list of health problems and research priorities in the area.Results: Totally, 58 main health problems were sorted. According to the priorities list, traffic accidents as well as providing safety water were on the top. The other main priorities were; drug abuse, healthy nutrition AIDS, STD, CHD, and diarrhea in children, management in health services, dental health services and medical insurance. The applied method of scoring for health priorities was compared with the factor analysis method. The correlation coefficient of scoring between the two methods was r=0.987. The total number of suggested research priorities was in 151 titles. Conclusion: It was concluded that since the health problems in the population are growing, the only way to prevent the problems is to establish a system for evaluating and coring of heath problems.

Gholamhosein Sadri; Hosein Mahjub; Ardashir Askari

2011-01-01

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University and Research Libraries in Europe Working towards Open Access  

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Full Text Available This paper presents an overview of ways in which LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) and its members are working towards embedding Open Access approaches to the dissemination of research outputs. It does this in three ways — by looking at current debates in which LIBER has become interested, on the economics of Open Access; by highlighting new projects in which LIBER is engaged, to develop new models and services via Open Access; and by looking at a model of best practice amongst LIBER members for developing an institutional Open Access mandate. The paper ends by drawing conclusions about the vitality of the work of LIBER member libraries in the Open Access landscape.

Paul Ayris

2011-01-01

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Biorefinery and Carbon Cycling Research Project  

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

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

2012-06-08

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Project-Based Activity: Root of Research and Creative Thinking  

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Full Text Available Decreasing of interest in mathematics and science subjects among students in Malaysia has been discussed lately. Applications of mathematics and science in real world settings might be able to facilitate increased interests in the subjects, especially in doing research. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to manifest that learning mathematics through project-based activity would cultivate interest in students towards research and foster research-like skill. Experience of teaching mathematics in School of Mathematical Sciences, UKM with integration of biological and physics problems are discussed. The level of interest is measured through students’ interest in doing their research projects in the final semester of the undergraduate study. The percentage of students interested in doing applied problems showed an increased in number. Thus it is concluded that the project-based activity led the students to identify their interest and hence head their interest into research.

Rambely A. S.; Ahmad R. R.; Majid N.; M-Suradi N. R.; Din U. K. S.; A-Rahman I.; Mohamed F.; Rahim F.; Abu-Hanifah S.

2013-01-01

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National Environmental Research Institute R and D projects 1995  

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The publication provides detailed information on current research activities of The National Environmental Research Institute (NERI. Denmark). It supports NERI`s policy of increased cooperation in this field of research. NERI`s research and development projects are presented in the wider contexts of its current areas of research. Definitions and aims are given in a short introduction to each area. Project descriptions include the title of the project, the names of the project coordinator and other involved scientists and information on the amount of time spent on the project by personnel. Collaborating institutions are named as well as sponsoring agencies and foundations. Descriptions are also given of the general background, objectives and methods employed. Current subjects of research range under the headings of systems analysis, microbiology, ecotoxology, environmental and analytical chemistry, atmospheric research, arable land ecology, uncultivated areas and woodlands, streams and catchment areas, lake ecology, estuarine ecology, marine ecology, population ecology, transport and the environment and environmental data. Information is also given on the nature and organization of NERI. (AB)

Christensen, H. [ed.

1995-02-01

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Laboratory technology research: Abstracts of FY 1998 projects  

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

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1998-11-01

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Adsorption refrigeration research in Shanghai Jiao Tong University  

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The research work on adsorption refrigeration in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) started in 1993, various adsorption refrigeration cycles have been investigated, such as continuous heat recovery cycle, mass recovery cycle, thermal wave cycle, convective thermal wave cycle, cascade multi effect cycle, hybrid heating and cooling cycle etc. Several prototype adsorption refrigeration systems have been developed and tested, typical examples are continuous heat regenerative adsorption ice maker using spiral plate adsorbers, adsorption heat pump using novel heat exchanger as adsorbers, solar powered adsorption ice maker, solar powered hybrid system of water heater and adsorption refrigerator, waste heat driven air conditioning system for automobiles. Reasonable experimental results have been obtained, it was found that with a heat source temperature of 100{sup o}C, the refrigerator can obtain specific refrigeration power for 5.2 kg-ice/day per kg activate carbon in one adsorber, the heat pump can reach a specific cooling power for more than 150 W/kg-adsorbent with a COP close to 0.5, the adsorption solar water heater and ice maker is capable of heating 60 kg water up to about 90{sup o}C and meanwhile yields ice making about 5 kg per day with a 2 m{sup 2} solar collector. The adsorption mechanisms of adsorption refrigeration pairs and also the thermo-physical properties have been also studied in SJTU, which are very helpful for adsorption refrigeration researches. This paper shows the various aspects researched in SJTU. (Author)

Wang, R.Z. [Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China). Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics

2001-03-01

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University of Missouri research reactor DuPont success story  

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[en] The availability of adequate irradiation facilities for the production of radioisotopes essential to the medical and research product communities has become a major issue both domestically and worldwide. Facilities that had been available over the years have been forced to withdraw from routine production or have been permanently shut down for safety or cost considerations. This situation has in some cases resulted in there being a single source available for production of key isotopes critical to the nuclear medicine industry and the research product business, such as 99Mo and 125I. In the case of 125I, that single source did have unexpected production problems creating a worldwide shortage of this isotope for ?6 months of 1991. This paper describes the relationship between DuPont and the University of Missouri Research Reactor initiated in 1978. In this relationship, target materials are sent to the reactor facility and irradiated according to schedules developed at DuPont. Irradiated capsules are sent back to DuPont on a weekly basis, where they are chemically processed, purified, and stocked for sale or sent to other DuPont manufacturing areas for labeled chemical production

1993-01-01

 
 
 
 
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A new apparatus at hyper irradiation research facility at the Atomic Research Center, University of Tokyo  

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In the hyper irradiation research facility at the Atomic Research Center, the University of Tokyo, following apparatuses were newly installed for accelerator relating apparatus on 1995 fiscal year; 1) Hyper ion microbeam analysis apparatus, 2) Fourier conversion infrared microscopy, 3) Pico second two-dimensional fluorescence measuring apparatus, 4) Femto second wave-length reversible pulse laser radiation apparatus, and others. In addition to double irradiation, pulse beam irradiation experiment and so forth characteristic in conventional hyper irradiation research apparatus, upgrading of material irradiation experiments using these new apparatuses are intended. (G.K.).

1996-01-01

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A new apparatus at hyper irradiation research facility at the Atomic Research Center, University of Tokyo  

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In the hyper irradiation research facility at the Atomic Research Center, the University of Tokyo, following apparatuses were newly installed for accelerator relating apparatus on 1995 fiscal year; (1) Hyper ion microbeam analysis apparatus, (2) Fourier conversion infrared microscopy, (3) Pico second two-dimensional fluorescence measuring apparatus, (4) Femto second wave-length reversible pulse laser radiation apparatus, and others. In addition to double irradiation, pulse beam irradiation experiment and so forth characteristic in conventional hyper irradiation research apparatus, upgrading of material irradiation experiments using these new apparatuses are intended. (G.K.)

Shibata, Hiromi; Iwai, Takeo; Narui, Makoto; Omata, Takao [Tokyo Univ. (Japan). Research Center for Nuclear Science and Technology

1996-12-01

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Present status of research and development for large scale hadron project  

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[en] The research and development for the large scale hadron project are advanced by the temporary promotion organization in the Institute for Nuclear Study of University of Tokyo, National Laboratory for High Energy Physics and the Faculty of Science of University of Tokyo. In this booklet, the results attained up to now are outlined. The remarkable results have been obtained in the development of new accelerator technology, the research on the innovatory method of generating various unstable particle beams and so on, thus the foundation for realizing the large scale hadron project is being consolidated. These results attracted attention internationally, and it is desirable that the new base of international research utilizing the unique conception, research and development growing up in Japan is born soon in Japan. The research on the development of a high intensity proton linear accelerator, muon, pion, neutrino facility project, the development of high performance neutron sources, the research and development in E arena and the works in K arena are reported. (K.I.)

1991-01-01

344

UCG environmental research: summary and suggested projections  

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Recent UCG experiments sponsored by Government and Industry have yielded a broad and comprehensive environmental data base. Groundwater modifications involving hydrologic effects and water quality changes have been carefully documented over a period of several years at a number of UCG test sites. The effects of cavity roof collapse, including aquifer interconnection and surface susidence, have also been investigated both computationally and experimentally. The long term implications of these changes will require further study. Future research will also be guided by the need to extend our environmental knowledge to a broader range of hydrogeological conditions, to consider the application of available environmental knowledge to probable commercialization scenarios, and to explore the effectiveness of promising mitigation measures and control technologies. We have considered some specific problems at the Hoe Creek site that appear to need attention, and we discuss some general recommendations for environmental activities that we believe can help pave the way for a commercial UCG technology.

Mead, S.W.; Wang, F.T.; Stuermer, D.H.

1982-08-09

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Status of heavy irradiation research facilities of nuclear engineering research laboratory Tokyo University  

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The system consists of 3.75 MV single-end type Van de Graaff, 1 MV tandem type tandetron, and 7 beam-lines. The subjects of the joint project research program in 1999 are: 1) High-energy ion irradiation effects on electron behavior in low order structures. 2) Collision experiments on ultra-high speed micro-particles and development on space dust trapping-analyzing facilities. Research issues in the first half year in 1999 are categorized as: 1) Material research on fusion facilities (4 issues). 2) Irradiation of materials and its improvement (6 issues). 3) Radiation physics and chemistry (2 issues including the one project research). 4) Measurement and application of quantum beam (1 issue). 5) Production and application of micro-beam (1 issue). 6) Experiments on micro-particle production and measurement (1 issue of the project research). 7) Utilization of positron. Research and development for advanced accelerator experiments are as follows: 1) Production and application of heavy ion micro-beam. 2) Acceleration and application of micro-particles. 3) Electron extinction under ion beam irradiation. 4) Material researches with a combination of femto-second laser and pulse ion beams. Facilities have been operated without the official financial support after 1997. Therefore, the operation is continued by virtue of user's contributions. The overage (16 years old) due to salt damage is another crucial problem. The operation is interrupted some times in hot summer due to high humidity. (Y. Tanaka)

Shibata, Hiromi; Iwai, Takeo; Omata, Takao [Tokyo Univ. (Japan)

2001-02-01

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Research on Mechanism of Application and Exit of Venture Capital in University Science Park in China  

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Full Text Available Venture capital in the investment of University Science Parks (USP) in China is low and has difficult to play a leading role. Also venture capital can’t be integrated with projects and is in a poor efficiency. Adopting diversified methods to build a network of using venture capital and establishing a scientific evaluation system to construct a management system for venture capital ensures the efficient use of venture capital. Since recycling of venture capital promote the development of the USP, research on the exit mechanism of venture capital is very important. In order to make the venture capital exit smoothly, the USP should use appropriate introducing way and select the best exiting way and time and train venture capitalists.Key words: University science park; Venture capital; Efficient utilization; Exit mechanism

Meixia DONG

2011-01-01

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Implementation of a Program on Experiencing and Application of Research Reactor for University Students Majoring in Science and Technology  

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This report was written as following contents, to develop a program for university students majoring in science and technology, which is intended to provide the students with opportunities to obtain hands on experience and knowledge on various nuclear technology, through experiments using HANARO and its facilities. Thus obtain experience and knowledge are expected to be a great help for their current study and for their selection of a specific future study area. The purpose of this research is as follows: - development of various curricula for specific research using HANARO and continuous operation of the developed curricula to provided university students with opportunities to use HANARO as part of their university study. - continuous operation of research reactor experimental programs for university students in nuclear field to make contribution to cultivating specialists. - development and operation of training programs of experiments using research reactor for university students majoring in nuclear engineering and also for university students majoring in diverse fields of science and technology such as physics, advanced metallurgy, mechanical engineering, energy engineering, radiological science, nanoscience, etc. to cultivate future potential users of HANARO as well as broadening the user group. As a whole, 277 students from 15 universities have completed the courses of the programs developed and offered by this project. Also, 4 textbooks have been developed to support the programs.

Seo, K. W.; Han, K. W.; Won, J. Y.; Ju, Y. C.; Shin, B. C.; Oh, S. Y.; Jung, Y. S.; Kim, W. J

2008-03-15

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Implementation of Program on Experiencing and Application Research Reactor Technology for University Students Majoring in Science and Technology  

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This report was written as following contents, to develop a program for university students majoring in science and technology, which is intended to provide the students with opportunities to obtain hands on experience and knowledge on various nuclear technology, through experiments using HANARO and its facilities. Thus obtain experience and knowledge are expected to be a great help for their current study and for their selection of a specific future study area. The purpose of this research is as follows: development of various curricula for specific research using HANARO and continuous operation of the developed curricula to provided university students with opportunities to use HANARO as part of their university study, continuous operation of research reactor experimental programs for university students in nuclear field to make contribution to cultivating specialists, development and operation of training programs of experiments using research reactor for university students majoring in nuclear engineering and also for university students majoring in diverse fields of science and technology such as physics, advanced metallurgy, mechanical engineering, energy engineering, radiological science, nanoscience, etc. to cultivate future potential users of HANARO as well as broadening the user group. As a whole, 451 students from 19 universities have completed the courses of the programs developed and offered by this project. Also, 6 textbooks have been developed to support the programs.

Seo, K. W.; Han, K. W.; Won, J. Y.; Ju, Y. C.; Ji, Y. J

2006-08-15

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Neutron standard field at Research Reactor Institute of Kyoto University  

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Neutron fields and the method of neutron measurements at the Research Reactor Institute (KUR) of Kyoto University are described. The neutron fields are a thermal neutron field with Maxwell distribution and a U-235 fission field of fission plate. Those are obtained at the heavy water facility of KUR. The neutron spectrum in the reactor core is similar to the standard fission spectrum for the energy above 1.5 MeV. The I/E type spectrum can be obtained at a graphite assembly. The standard methods of neutron measurement at KUR are foil activation method, the time of flight method and proton recoil method. The average cross sections of various threshold reactions for fission neutrons and thermal neutrons have been measured by these facilities. (Kato, T.)

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Centimeter-wave Research with the Morehead State University 21 M Radio Telescope: Involving Undergraduate Students in Radio Astronomy Research  

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The Space Science Center at Morehead State University has developed a medium aperture cm-wave radio telescope, the 21 M Space Tracking Antenna and Radio Telescope. Located in the radio-frequency quiet, mountainous region of eastern Kentucky, the telescope serves as an Earth Station for satellite mission support and provides telemetry, tracking, and control services with an emphasis on university cubesat missions. In addition, the telescope is engaged in research programs in radio astronomy and features receivers operating in the Ku-band (11.2 to 12.7 GHz, including a well-known methanol line) and the L-band (1.4 to 1.7 GHz, including lines of atomic hydrogen and molecular hydroxyl). At these bands, the telescope is capable of supporting a wide variety of niche astronomical research programs, including longitudinal studies (e.g., active galactic nuclei (AGN) monitoring), observations of transient phenomena (e.g., gamma-ray bursts and supernovae), and surveys (e.g., kinematic studies of Galactic HI). A description of the space tracking antenna system and radio telescope, its capabilities and research projects planned for or currently underway with the telescope (namely monitoring AGNs and surveying the Galactic supernova remnant population) will be presented and discussed. Funding for the 21m telescope has been provided by NASA, the SBA, the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation and Kentucky NSF EPSCoR.

Malphrus, Benjamin K.; Pannuti, T. G.; Atwood, J. W.; Ennis, M. E.

2007-12-01

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BIOREACTOR DESIGN - OUTER LOOP LANDFILL RESEARCH PROJECT, LOUISVILLE, KY  

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Bioreactor field demonstration projects are underway at the Outer Loop Landfill, Louisville, KY. The research effort is a cooperative research effort between USEPA and Waste Management, Inc. Two primary kinds of municipal waste bioreactors are under study at this site. First, new...

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Research profile of the Fraunhofer IWU and selected projects  

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The survey paper begins with an introduction of the Fraunhofer Foundation FhG. The research profile of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is illustrated by selected research projects in the fields of machine tools, machining, forming and systems technology. The pro...

Lachmann, Lutz; Neugebauer, Reimund; Sterzing, Andreas

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Deuteron injector for Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility project  

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The deuteron injector developed for the PKUNIFTY (Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility) has been installed and commissioned at Peking University (PKU). The injector system must transfer 50 keV 50 mA of D{sup +} ion beam to the entrance of the 2 MeV radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) with 10% duty factor (1 ms, 100 Hz). A compact 2.45 GHz permanent magnet electron cyclotron resonance (PMECR) ion source and a 1.36 m long low energy beam transport (LEBT) line using two solenoids was developed as the deuteron injector. A {phi}5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was used to simulate the entrance of RFQ electrodes. The beam parameters are measured after this core with an emittance measurement unit (EMU) and a bending magnet for ion fraction analysis at the end of injector. During the commissioning, 77 mA of total deuteron beam was extracted from PMECR and 56 mA of pure D{sup +} beam that passed through the {phi}5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was obtained at the position of RFQ entrance with the measured normalized rms emittance 0.12-0.16{pi} mm mrad. Ion species analysis results show that the deuteron fraction is as high as 99.5%. All of the parameters satisfy PKUNIFTY's requirements. In this paper, we will describe the deuteron injector design and report the commissioning results as well as the initial operation.

Ren, H. T.; Chen, J. E. [Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); SKLNPT, Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Peng, S. X.; Lu, P. N.; Zhou, Q. F.; Yuan, Z. X.; Zhao, J.; Zhang, M.; Song, Z. Z.; Yu, J. X.; Guo, Z. Y. [SKLNPT, Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

2012-02-15

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Deuteron injector for Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility project  

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The deuteron injector developed for the PKUNIFTY (Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility) has been installed and commissioned at Peking University (PKU). The injector system must transfer 50 keV 50 mA of D+ ion beam to the entrance of the 2 MeV radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) with 10% duty factor (1 ms, 100 Hz). A compact 2.45 GHz permanent magnet electron cyclotron resonance (PMECR) ion source and a 1.36 m long low energy beam transport (LEBT) line using two solenoids was developed as the deuteron injector. A ?5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was used to simulate the entrance of RFQ electrodes. The beam parameters are measured after this core with an emittance measurement unit (EMU) and a bending magnet for ion fraction analysis at the end of injector. During the commissioning, 77 mA of total deuteron beam was extracted from PMECR and 56 mA of pure D+ beam that passed through the ?5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was obtained at the position of RFQ entrance with the measured normalized rms emittance 0.12-0.16? mm mrad. Ion species analysis results show that the deuteron fraction is as high as 99.5%. All of the parameters satisfy PKUNIFTY's requirements. In this paper, we will describe the deuteron injector design and report the commissioning results as well as the initial operation.

Ren, H. T.; Peng, S. X.; Lu, P. N.; Zhou, Q. F.; Yuan, Z. X.; Zhao, J.; Zhang, M.; Song, Z. Z.; Yu, J. X.; Guo, Z. Y.; Chen, J. E.

2012-02-01

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Deuteron injector for Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility project.  

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The deuteron injector developed for the PKUNIFTY (Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility) has been installed and commissioned at Peking University (PKU). The injector system must transfer 50 keV 50 mA of D(+) ion beam to the entrance of the 2 MeV radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) with 10% duty factor (1 ms, 100 Hz). A compact 2.45 GHz permanent magnet electron cyclotron resonance (PMECR) ion source and a 1.36 m long low energy beam transport (LEBT) line using two solenoids was developed as the deuteron injector. A ?5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was used to simulate the entrance of RFQ electrodes. The beam parameters are measured after this core with an emittance measurement unit (EMU) and a bending magnet for ion fraction analysis at the end of injector. During the commissioning, 77 mA of total deuteron beam was extracted from PMECR and 56 mA of pure D(+) beam that passed through the ?5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was obtained at the position of RFQ entrance with the measured normalized rms emittance 0.12-0.16??mm?mrad. Ion species analysis results show that the deuteron fraction is as high as 99.5%. All of the parameters satisfy PKUNIFTY's requirements. In this paper, we will describe the deuteron injector design and report the commissioning results as well as the initial operation.

Ren HT; Peng SX; Lu PN; Zhou QF; Yuan ZX; Zhao J; Zhang M; Song ZZ; Yu JX; Guo ZY; Chen JE

2012-02-01

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The Health Information Literacy Research Project*  

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Objectives: This research studied hospital administrators' and hospital-based health care providers' (collectively, the target group) perceived value of consumer health information resources and of librarians' roles in promoting health information literacy in their institutions. Methods: A web-based needs survey was developed and administered to hospital administrators and health care providers. Multiple health information literacy curricula were developed. One was pilot-tested by nine hospital libraries in the United States and Canada. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to evaluate the curriculum and its impact on the target group. Results: A majority of survey respondents believed that providing consumer health information resources was critically important to fulfilling their institutions' missions and that their hospitals could improve health information literacy by increasing awareness of its impact on patient care and by training staff to become more knowledgeable about health literacy barriers. The study showed that a librarian-taught health information literacy curriculum did raise awareness about the issue among the target group and increased both the use of National Library of Medicine consumer health resources and referrals to librarians for health information literacy support. Conclusions: It is hoped that many hospital administrators and health care providers will take the health information literacy curricula and recognize that librarians can educate about the topic and that providers will use related consumer health services and resources.

Kurtz-Rossi, Sabrina; Funk, Carla J.

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The health information literacy research project.  

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OBJECTIVES: This research studied hospital administrators' and hospital-based health care providers' (collectively, the target group) perceived value of consumer health information resources and of librarians' roles in promoting health information literacy in their institutions. METHODS: A web-based needs survey was developed and administered to hospital administrators and health care providers. Multiple health information literacy curricula were developed. One was pilot-tested by nine hospital libraries in the United States and Canada. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to evaluate the curriculum and its impact on the target group. RESULTS: A majority of survey respondents believed that providing consumer health information resources was critically important to fulfilling their institutions' missions and that their hospitals could improve health information literacy by increasing awareness of its impact on patient care and by training staff to become more knowledgeable about health literacy barriers. The study showed that a librarian-taught health information literacy curriculum did raise awareness about the issue among the target group and increased both the use of National Library of Medicine consumer health resources and referrals to librarians for health information literacy support. CONCLUSIONS: It is hoped that many hospital administrators and health care providers will take the health information literacy curricula and recognize that librarians can educate about the topic and that providers will use related consumer health services and resources.

Shipman JP; Kurtz-Rossi S; Funk CJ

2009-10-01

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University of Illinois at Chicago's interdisciplinary center for research on violence: changing systems to prevent violence in Chicago and beyond.  

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This article describes an interdisciplinary center at the University of Illinois at Chicago focused on collaborative research on violence. Our center is unique in its emphasis on developing infrastructure and distinctive processes for overcoming obstacles to interdisciplinary research; the involvement of outside policy makers, advocates, and service providers in jointly discussing and developing research proposals; the breadth of commitments from leading violence researchers and administrators across five colleges; and the innovativeness of proposed research projects that support interdisciplinary activity and show promise for funding. The center has developed an infrastructure to address violence-related issues in both research and teaching. This article discusses the challenges of implementation and boundary spanning in a university context and makes recommendations for sustainability. PMID:21914681

Schewe, Paul; Bell, Carl C; Bennett, Larry; Goldstein, Paul J; Gordon, Rebecca; Mattaini, Mark; O'Brien, Patricia; Riger, Stephanie; Risser, Heather J; Rosenbaum, Dennis P; Schuck, Amie M; Simmons, Barbara; Ullman, Sarah E

2011-09-13

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University of Illinois at Chicago's interdisciplinary center for research on violence: changing systems to prevent violence in Chicago and beyond.  

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This article describes an interdisciplinary center at the University of Illinois at Chicago focused on collaborative research on violence. Our center is unique in its emphasis on developing infrastructure and distinctive processes for overcoming obstacles to interdisciplinary research; the involvement of outside policy makers, advocates, and service providers in jointly discussing and developing research proposals; the breadth of commitments from leading violence researchers and administrators across five colleges; and the innovativeness of proposed research projects that support interdisciplinary activity and show promise for funding. The center has developed an infrastructure to address violence-related issues in both research and teaching. This article discusses the challenges of implementation and boundary spanning in a university context and makes recommendations for sustainability.

Schewe P; Bell CC; Bennett L; Goldstein PJ; Gordon R; Mattaini M; O'Brien P; Riger S; Risser HJ; Rosenbaum DP; Schuck AM; Simmons B; Ullman SE

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An incremental procedure model for e-learning projects at universities  

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Full Text Available E-learning projects at universities are produced under different conditions than in industry. The main characteristic of many university projects is that these are realized quasi in a solo effort. In contrast, in private industry the different, interdisciplinary skills that are necessary for the development of e-learning are typically supplied by a multimedia agency.A specific procedure tailored for the use at universities is therefore required to facilitate mastering the amount and complexity of the tasks.In this paper an incremental procedure model is presented, which describes the proceeding in every phase of the project. It allows a high degree of flexibility and emphasizes the didactical concept – instead of the technical implementation. In the second part, we illustrate the practical use of the theoretical procedure model based on the project “Online training in Genetic Epidemiology”.

Pahlke, Friedrich; König, Inke R.; Bischoff, Michael; Ziegler, Andreas

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Exploring Publishing Patterns at a Large Research University: Implications for Library  

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Full Text Available Objective – The research project sought to explore the value of data on publication patterns for decision-making regarding scholarly communications and collection development programs at a research-intensive post-secondary institution, the University of Utah in the United States.Methods – Publication data for prolific University of Utah authors were gathered from Scopus for the year 2009. The availability to University of Utah faculty, staff, and students of the journals in which University of Utah authors published was determined using the University of Utah Libraries’ catalogue; usage was estimated based on publisher-provided download statistics and requests through interlibrary loan; and costs were calculated from invoices, a periodicals directory, and publisher websites and communications. Indicators of value included the cost-per-use of journals to which the University of Utah Libraries subscribed, a comparison of interlibrary loan costs to subscription costs for journals to which the University of Utah Libraries did not subscribe, the relationship between publishing venue and usage, and the relationship between publishing venue and cost-per-use.Results – There were 22 University of Utah authors who published 10 or more articles in 2009. Collectively, these authors produced 275 articles in 162 journals. The University of Utah provided access through library subscriptions to 83% of the journals for which access, usage, and cost data were available, with widely varying usage and at widely varying costs. Cost-per-use and a comparison of interlibrary loan to subscription costs provided evidence of the effectiveness of collection development practices. However, at the individual journal title level, there was little overlap between the various indicators of journal value, with the highest ranked, or most valuable, journals differing depending on the indicator considered. Few of the articles studied appeared in open access journals, suggesting a possible focus area for the scholarly communications program.Conclusions – Knowledge of publication patterns provides an additional source of data to support collection development decisions and scholarly communications programming. As the estimated value of a journal is dependent on the factor being studied, gathering knowledge on a number of factors and from a variety of sources can lead to more informed decision-making. Efforts should be made to expand data considered in areas of scholarly communications and collection development beyond usage to incorporate publishing activities of institutionally affiliated authors.

Kathleen Amos; Allyson Mower; Mary Ann James; Alice Weber; Joanne Yaffe; Mary Youngkin

2012-01-01

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Proceedings of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Research Seminar: Final report  

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For the first time, a Science Research Seminar was planned primarily to encourage facility in HBCU undergraduate institutions to actively and vigorously pursue federal funding to participate in projects of national interest. The seminar proved to be unique in many ways. Grant administrators from the Departments of Energy, Department of Defense, NASA, and EPA spoke of the grant opportunities specially for minorities in science and technology. Scientists and researchers from HBCU faculty spoke on the problems, limitations and possible solutions in promoting research in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's). Scientific presentations on on-going research in fossil energy were made by Federal researchers and HBCU faculty. More than thirty HBCU faculty members made poster presentations on research plans and facilities at their institutions. These proceedings consist of copies of both oral and poster presentations made by the attending scientists and program officers of the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, NASA and EPA. Included in the Appendix are the program agenda, HBCU Research Association Draft Proposal, list of contact persons at Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center for further guidance in the development of research proposals, and directory of the invited HBCU scientists.

1986-01-01

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Application of Non-parametric Analysis Technique amongst Postgraduate Education Research: A Survey of South African Universities  

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Full Text Available The objective of this research was to determine factors that influence application of non-parametric analysis technique. The data emanated from research done by postgraduate students over a ten year period (1995-2004) and archived by the project in postgraduate education research (PPER). A Survey of three South African universities was conducted. The classification of researches from chosen prominent universities were made by research title, research topic, target population, data collection method, and other diversity titles which were used to map the position of non parametric analysis. The sample in the three (3) universities included four hundred and twenty-one (421) sampled researches.The first finding indicated that the data presentation chapters of the sampled researches were all analysed using descriptive analysis without application of non-parametric technique. Thus, no sampled research applied non-parametric analysis technique. Secondly, the findings suggested that there was a relationship between research title and data analysis technique. Thirdly, there was association between research titles and target populations, which consequently influence choice of data analysis. Lastly, the dominant themes amongst the sampled researches were age, inclusive education and education.

Anass BAYAGA; Liile Lerato LEKENA

2010-01-01

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Center for Neutron Research Project. Status report  

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The Center for Neutron Research (CNR) will provide the world's best facilities for the study of neutron scattering. The CNR will contain a very high flux reactor that will achieve an extremely high power density (between 4 and 8 MW/L). The reactor is to be fueled with uranium silicide and cooled, moderated, and reflected by D/sub 2/O. Initial reactor physics calculations indicate that a power level of 270 MW with a reactor core volume of 35 L will achieve a peak thermal flux in the reflector of 10/sup 20/ neutrons x m/sup -2/ x s/sup -1/. The reactor fuel will be contained in thin (1.3-mm) plates, similar to those employed in the very successful High-Flux Isotope Reactor, and will be graded in the axial and radial directions. Coolant velocity is to be 27 m/s, and core inlet pressure is to be 5.6 MPa. Maximum fuel centerline temperature will be approx.350/sup 0/C. Initial thermal-hydraulic studies indicate that some method of preventing the formation of aluminum oxide on the fuel clad is required if the highest performance is to be achieved. Tests to confirm these calculations are planned. One of the experimental facilities is to be a cold (10-MeV) neutron source. Calculations to determine the size of the source have been initiated, but additional cross-section data are needed. An abbreviated version of a tentative program plan for fiscal year 1987 and beyond is described. Total program expenditures are expected to be $40 million over 5 years.

West, C.D.; Primm, R.T. III; Copeland, G.L.; Difilippo, F.C.; Griess, J.C.; Gambill, W.R.; Moon, R.M.; Siman-Tov, I.I.

1986-09-01

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Radical university-industry innovation – research design and preliminary findings from an on-going qualitative case study  

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This paper reports from an on-going pilot project investigating university-industry collaboration on the development of radical innovation. There is evidence in the literature that such collaboration increases the likelihood of radical innovation. A conceptual framework is presented and it is arguing that there is a lack of in-depth understanding of such collaborative radical innovation processes. The paper then suggests an abductive research design for an explorative in-depth case study of collaborative radical innovation involving a university and an established Danish manufacturing firm. Some preliminary findings are presented and briefly discussed, including the role of the university’s formal set-up to deal with IPR/commercialisation and the researchers’ personal networking with industry as well as challenges concerning the sharing of IPR/commercialisation outcomes.

Gertsen, Frank; Nielsen, René Nesgaard

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Materials Research Center, University of Pittsburgh. Final report, 1 November 1991-28 February 1994  

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The research and related activities at the Materials Research Center (MRC) of the University of Pittsburgh under AFOSR Grant 91-0441 are summarized. The research program has progressed in four technical areas. Nine projects under the heading of High-Performance Materials are discussed and include degradation of intermetallics and composites at elevated temperatures, deformation behavior of alloys during processing and service, and development of polymers with improved mechanical properties through microstructure control. Thirteen projects have involved Electro-optics. The development of new organic optoelectronic materials employing the design and synthesis of molecules, polymers, and molecular clusters is described and the tailoring of materials in specific device structures, such as IR detectors, light emitters, or filters is discussed. Five projects involve investigations related to Biotechnology where bioactive proteins as smart materials, viral proteins as templates for bioactive materials, and molecular recognition elements have been studied. In the Catalysis technical area, the results from studies on decomposition of nerve gases, and catalysts related to alternate fuels are presented. Educational aspects of the Center are also summarized. New equipment capabilities are reviewed, as well as internal and external collaborations of the MRC. Finally, the future plans for the MRC are addressed.

Hercules, D.M.; Pettit, F.S.; Mayer, G.

1994-04-29

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

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

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1997-07-01

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Advanced Computing Research Institute, Theory Center, Cornell University -Annual Research Activity Report  

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This report contains a short summary of the progress made in the last year on each of the fourmain projects: parallelizing compilers, computational linear algebra, computational optimization,and numerical methods for partial differential equations. Included also are a list of ACRI researchersand their research interests, a list of technical reports produced this last year, and a list of ACRIseminars.

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Ohio Board of Regents Research Incentive Program. Universities Plans for Use of Funds During the FY 2008-2009 Biennium  

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|This document presents the research incentive plans of these Ohio institutions: (1) The University of Akron; (2) Bowling Green State University; (3) Central State University; (4) University of Cincinnati; (5) Cleveland State University; (6) Kent State University; (7) Miami University; (8) Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine; (9)…

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2008-01-01

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The University of New South Wales, Energy Research, Development and Information Centre (ERDIC) sixteenth annual report 1993  

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The report contains summaries of 84 active energy projects at ERDIC. The projects are grouped under the headings: coal, energy management, energy resources, energy storage, oil and gas, liquid fuels, nuclear energy, power generation, solar energy, biomass, and materials. ERDIC publications, new research grants awarded to ERDIC, and ERDIC researchers are listed. The report also contains: the ERDIC annual lecture by R.E. Collins entitled 'Energy research - why bother'; an article on projects carried out by Unisearch, the commercial company of UNSW; a report on the 1993 'Windsor workshop on alternative fuels', a report on IEA Task 18 solar heating and cooling program; a description of the Solarch Showcase Energy Centre and an article on energy policy research at Stanford University, USA.

1994-01-01

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Oxidation of Ethidium using TAML Activators: A Model for High School Research Performed in Partnership with University Scientists.  

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A chemical research program at a public high school has been developed. The full-year Advanced Chemical Research class (ACR) in the high school enrolls 20 to 30 seniors each year, engaging them in long-term experimental projects. Through partnerships involving university scientists, ACR high school students have had the opportunity to explore a number of highly sophisticated original research projects. As an example of the quality of experimental work made possible through these high school-university partnerships, this article describes the development of a novel method for the oxidation of ethidium bromide, a mutagen commonly used in molecular biology. Data collected from ACR alumni show that the ACR program is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue careers in scientific fields and in creating life-long problem-solvers.

Pueyo NC; Raub AG; Jackson S; Metz MM; Mount AC; Naughton KL; Eaton AL; Thomas NM; Hastings P; Greaves J; Blumberg B; Collins TJ; Sogo SG

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An Agent-Based Knowledge Management System for University Research Activity Monitoring  

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Full Text Available Academic research activity monitoring and evaluation are major tasks of a university knowledge management system in the context of the university activity assessments for various national and international classifications. The paper proposes the architecture of a multi-agent system developed for university research activity monitoring as a knowledge management tool. Preliminary results of a prototype system run are briefly discussed.

Mihaela OPREA

2012-01-01

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Institute for Plasma Research, Stuttgart University. Annual report 1986  

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[en] In 1986 the IPP-IPF cooperation in the field of fusion related research and development has been successfully continued. The ECRH project as the largest activity is concentrated on the completion of the 1 MW/70 GHz long-pulse ECRH-system for the W VII-AS stellarator. The components tests promise optimum technical and - hopefully - physical results. Theoretical investigations mainly concern ray propagation and time dependent transport calculations for stellarators at ECRH conditions. A first successful experimental demonstration of the LIDAR scattering concept on JET was a rather encouraging progress for the laser diagnostic group. Besides this project the FIR scattering was continued on ASDEX with measurements of the k-spectra of the low frequency fluctuations during the various kinds of plasma heating. On the WEGA stellarator a programme of flux surface measurements with electron beams has been started. A meanwhile improved detection method will be applied - in cooperation with the Wendelstein team - at the coming W VII-AS stellarator. In the last year the plasma focus experiment POSEIDON achieved successful operation at full bank energy. (orig.)

1987-01-01

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The use of the Art Collection of the University of Porto in teaching and research  

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Full Text Available The Art Collection of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP) mainly consists of works created in class by young artists during their learning and educational period. These works are collected primarily to provide a learning and teaching tool for fine arts students. In its formation and development, the collection has undergone significant changes. Some of these changes were caused by the affiliation of the collection to the first public art museum in Portugal, the Museu Portuense de Pinturas e estampas, created in 1833. When the Academia Portuense de Belas Artes was founded in 1836, both the museum and the academy were placed under the responsibility of the same director. Additionally, the collection suffered from the effect of national education reforms to teaching and learning methods, which influenced students’ art works and the development of the collection. However, the original purpose of constituting the art collection remains the support of fine art education and training. Throughout the last decade, our strategy has focused on the co-ordination of museum activities with the teaching and research goals of the Faculty of Fine Arts in particular and of the university in general. It has also focused on its future role as a place dedicated to cultural and artistic knowledge more closely connected with society at large. This paper concentrates on the teaching and research projects that have been developed since the official constitution of the Fine Arts Museum of the University of Porto in 1996.

Cláudia Garradas

2010-01-01

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Outcome of a research ethics training workshop among clinicians and scientists in a Nigerian university  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background In Nigeria, as in other developing countries, access to training in research ethics is limited, due to weak social, economic, and health infrastructure. The project described in this article was designed to develop the capacity of academic staff of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria to conduct ethically acceptable research involving human participants. Methods Three in-depth interviews and one focus group discussion were conducted to assess the training needs of participants. A research ethics training workshop was then conducted with College of Medicine faculty. A 23-item questionnaire that assessed knowledge of research ethics, application of principles of ethics, operations of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and ethics reasoning was developed to be a pre-post test evaluation of the training workshop. Ninety-seven workshop participants completed the questionnaire before and after the workshop; 59 of them completed a second post-test questionnaire one month after the workshop. Results The trainees came from a multi-disciplinary background including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social science and laboratory science. The mean scores for knowledge of the principles of research ethics rose from 0.67 out of 3 points at pre-test to 2.25 at post-test (p Conclusion The training improved participants' knowledge of principles of research ethics, international guidelines and regulations and operations of IRBs. It thus provided an opportunity for research ethics capacity development among academic staff in a developing country institution.

Ajuwon Ademola J; Kass Nancy

2008-01-01

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Multimedia by Multimedia: A European Inter-university Project  

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The development of multimedia, hypermedia and the Internet have enabled significant organisational changes to theway we teach and learn. This paper describes the initiative taken by a group of academics from five Europeanuniversities to integrate cyberspace and learning in a virtual environment into their curricula. The project, which wasfunded by the European Union programme, SOCRATES, developed a course to explore the implications ofmultimedia systems for European partnership, which can be accessed through the medium of Internet technology.RsumLe dveloppement du multimdia, de l'hypermdia et de l'Internet permet de changer profondment l'organisationdes manires d'enseigner et d'apprendre. Ce papier dcrit l'initiative d'un groupe d'universitaires appartenant cinqtablissements europens pour intgrer leur programme d'enseignement le cyberespace et l'apprentissage dans unenvironnement virtuel. Le projet, qui a obtenu un financement du programme SOCRATES de l'Union europenne, adv...

W. Arndt; H. Ashman; R. Campion; Robert Massen; P. Nugues; T. De Paepe; M. Revenu; B. Sharp; Fachhochschule Konstanz

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Analysis and Research on Employment Predicament of University Students  

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Full Text Available The employment problem of the university students has always been one of the social focuses. The reasons of employment predicament of university students are not due to a single factor, but are results of many factors working together. The author analyzes the macroscopic and microscopic reasons of employment predicament of the university students, then putting forward measures to solve this problem from the angle of government, enterprises, universities and students respectively.

Qingjun Wu

2009-01-01

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Epithermal neutron beam for BNCT research at the Washington State University TRIGA research reactor  

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[en] A new epithermal-neutron beam facility for BNCT (Boron Neutron Capture Therapy) research and boronated agent screening in animal models is in the final stages of construction at Washington State University (WSU). A key distinguishing feature of the design is the incorporation of a new, high-efficiency, neutron moderating and filtering material, Fluental, developed by the Technical Research Centre of Finland. An additional key feature is the provision for adjustable filter-moderator thickness to systematically explore the radiobiological consequences of increasing the fast-neutron contamination above the nominal value associated with the baseline system. (author)

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Siyazama entrepreneurial development project: Challenges of a community-university partnership within a Faculty of Theology  

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Full Text Available Abstract in english Calls for global relevance and accountability are prevalent in private-public partnerships. Current community engagement projects in higher educational institutions reflect this focus. The academic partner can play a boundary spanning (bridge building) role in a community-university partnership. The university partner often enters the partnership without full realisation of the challenges of its role. The Siyazama Craft Project, an entrepreneurial development intervention (more) for poverty alleviation in Stellenbosch is an example of the boundary spanning role of the academic partner in the Faculty of Theology. This intervention is in line with the community interaction policy of the faculty and the university. The Siyazama entrepreneurship project is described, and challenges experienced during the course of planning, implementation and evaluation are presented. Identification of challenges in projects of this nature could provide insight for university partners in development projects. Findings could be applied to the broader context of public-private partnerships, which form part of corporate social responsibility projects in response to needs for relevance, accountability and responsible sustainable development.

Botha, Marietjie J.; Albertyn, Ruth M.

2012-01-01

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Analysis of ergonomics conditions of a brand of mattress and pillows. University-industry project, Medellin-Colombia.  

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This project presents an analysis of the ergonomic conditions of three types of mattress and three types of pillow. The products are manufactured by a Colombian company which specializes in flexible polyurethane foam and other products designed for rest and relaxation. The project was developed through the University - Industry relationship: a strategic partnership based on the knowledge and strengths of each component. The conceptual theories that underpin the Ergonomics Research Division of the Design Studies Research Group (GED) provided the methodological approach for the project: the characteristics, the requirements and the relationships that are established between the components that constitute the User - Product - Context system (basic principles of the Ergonomics - Design relationship). An important factor in the project was the conception and measurement of comfort. Comfort can be measured on an objective level (quantitative measurement), and on a subjective level (a user's particular perceptions and tastes). What constitutes 'comfort' can vary from person to person, thus making the identification of criteria for the standardization of consumer products problematic. This project enabled design recommendations to be made to the Company vis-à-vis future proposals for mattress and pillow products. This experience of applied research was carried out by professors and students from the Faculty of Industrial Design at the UPB in Medellín, Colombia.

Sáenz Zapata LM; Arias AM; Guzmán EC; Arias de L M

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Investing in the research process: Nursing Health Services Research Unit - University of Toronto site.  

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Linda O'Brien-Pallas, RN, PhD, FCAHS is a Professor in the Faculties of Nursing and Medicine at the University of Toronto and Director, Co-Founder and Co-Principal Investigator of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit (University of Toronto site). Dr. O'Brien-Pallas is acknowledged globally for her pioneering and innovative research in health human resources modelling, quality of work life for nurses and nursing workload measurement. The rigour of her research has been praised by respected researchers at international conferences, and her expertise is sought by governments and stakeholders at all levels in Canada and throughout the world. She is frequently called upon by the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses to provide high-level consultation on matters including midwifery and health human resources planning. Dr. O'Brien-Pallas has provided leadership to many boards and committees and is a co-founder of the Dorothy M. Wylie Nursing Leadership Institute, which received the 2003 Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education. She has received numerous awards for her research and innovative contributions to nursing, including the Canadian Nurses Association's prestigious Jeanne Mance Award in 2006. PMID:18448885

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2008-01-01

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Investing in the research process: Nursing Health Services Research Unit - University of Toronto site.  

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Linda O'Brien-Pallas, RN, PhD, FCAHS is a Professor in the Faculties of Nursing and Medicine at the University of Toronto and Director, Co-Founder and Co-Principal Investigator of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit (University of Toronto site). Dr. O'Brien-Pallas is acknowledged globally for her pioneering and innovative research in health human resources modelling, quality of work life for nurses and nursing workload measurement. The rigour of her research has been praised by respected researchers at international conferences, and her expertise is sought by governments and stakeholders at all levels in Canada and throughout the world. She is frequently called upon by the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses to provide high-level consultation on matters including midwifery and health human resources planning. Dr. O'Brien-Pallas has provided leadership to many boards and committees and is a co-founder of the Dorothy M. Wylie Nursing Leadership Institute, which received the 2003 Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education. She has received numerous awards for her research and innovative contributions to nursing, including the Canadian Nurses Association's prestigious Jeanne Mance Award in 2006.

O'Brien-Pallas L

2008-01-01

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Status of DOE small hydropower research and development projects  

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The results and the status of DOE small hydropower R and D projects are presented. Also included is an updated bibliography of completed reports. In most cases, reports are published to make available the research, engineering, operating, regulatory or cost information from the projects that are pertinent to hydropower development by private and nonfederal government sectors. The bibliography also presents information for ordering the reports listed.

Magleby, E.H.; Rinehart, B.N.; Chappell, J.R. (eds.)

1982-10-01

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ACARP Australian Coal Association Research Program current projects Nov 07  

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The report gives an outline of projects in progress under the Australian Coal Association Research Program arranged under the main subject headings: low emission coal use; IEA and other program reports listing; underground; mining and the community; occupational health and safety; open cut; coal preparation; technical market support; greenhouse gas mitigation. A list of projects completed during the quarter August to November 2007 is included.

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2007-11-15

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Obstacles and Solutions of Commercialization of University Research: Case Study of Small Businesses Development Center of University of Tehran  

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Full Text Available With the entrepreneurship mission incorporated into the education and research missions of universities, their role in the economic and social development in societies has increased. Thus, subjects revolving around academic entrepreneurship and knowledge commercialization have drawn the attention of many researchers and politicians in different countries in the world. In Iran, too, the knowledge commercialization phenomenon is in its prime and is in its early stages of taking shape and development. Therefore, this paper aims to identify obstacles and solutions in the commercialization of university research in Iran. The qualitative research method has been used in the form of a case study. The research data collection tools consist of semi-structured interviews. As a compliment of data collection tools, some evidence and documents were also studies. The research statistical population includes all the individuals engaged in knowledge commercialization in the University of Tehran. Twenty six interviews were conducted before data saturation reached. The results of the qualitative research indicate that the organizational, environmental/institutional and internal university research commercialization impeding factors are critical obstacles in the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the University of Tehran and policy makers should devise proper strategies in light of these factors.

Jahangir Yadolahi FARSI; Meisam MODARRESI; Hadi ZAREA

2011-01-01

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Research and development project plans for FY 1993. 2.. Research and development of industrial technology  

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Implementation plans are summarized for the research and development projects of industrial technology and global environment technology, which are administered by NEDO in FY 1993. The industrial technology development consists of the new materials technology including development of high-performance materials for severe environments, biotechnology including development of fine chemicals from marine organism, electronics/communications/information technology including development of bioelectronic devices, machinery/aviation/space technology including development of an advanced material processing and machining system, manganese nodule mining technology, human senses/livelihood/society technology including development of underground space, medical and welfare equipment development technology, important regional technology, international cooperation projects, and research base improvement project. On the other hand, the global environment technology consists of the environment friendly production technology, environment load reducing technology, solidification and effective usage technology of carbon dioxide, and internationally related projects. Themes, research and development contents, and research budgets are illustrated for these totally 49 projects.

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Collaboration between the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences library and the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research.  

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Librarians have traditionally facilitated research development resulting in grants through performing biomedical literature searches for researchers. The librarians at the Taubman Health Sciences Library of the University of Michigan have taken additional steps forward by instituting a proactive approach to assisting investigators. To accomplish this, the librarians have taken part in a collaborative effort with the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research. Through this partnership, both units have created and adopted various techniques intended to facilitate the submission of grants, thus allowing researchers more time to conduct their primary activities. PMID:23607467

Black, Christine; Harris, Bethany; Mahraj, Katy; Schnitzer, Anna Ercoli; Rosenzweig, Merle

2013-01-01

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Collaboration between the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences library and the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research.  

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Librarians have traditionally facilitated research development resulting in grants through performing biomedical literature searches for researchers. The librarians at the Taubman Health Sciences Library of the University of Michigan have taken additional steps forward by instituting a proactive approach to assisting investigators. To accomplish this, the librarians have taken part in a collaborative effort with the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research. Through this partnership, both units have created and adopted various techniques intended to facilitate the submission of grants, thus allowing researchers more time to conduct their primary activities.

Black C; Harris B; Mahraj K; Schnitzer AE; Rosenzweig M

2013-01-01

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Ohio State University Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA). Crystal Growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and Characterization of Optoelectronic Devices.  

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This is the final report for the Ohio State University CRDA, Project Number CRDE9501. The objective of this research project was two-fold: (1) develop improved knowledge regarding (but not limited to) Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Crystal Growth and Charac...

W. J. Siskaninetz

2003-01-01

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Four decades of leading-edge research in the reproductive and developmental sciences: The Infant Primate Research Laboratory at the University of Washington National Primate Research Center.  

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The Infant Primate Research Laboratory (IPRL) was established in 1970 at the University of Washington as a visionary project of Dr. Gene (Jim) P. Sackett. Supported by a collaboration between the Washington National Primate Research Center and the Center on Human Development and Disability, the IPRL operates under the principle that learning more about the causes of abnormal development in macaque monkeys will provide important insights into the origins and treatment of childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities. Over the past 40 years, a broad range of research projects have been conducted at the IPRL. Some have described the expression of normative behaviors in nursery-reared macaques while others have focused on important biomedical themes in child health and development. This article details the unique scientific history of the IPRL and the contributions produced by research conducted in the laboratory. Past and present investigations have explored the topics of early rearing effects, low-birth-weight, prematurity, birth injury, epilepsy, prenatal neurotoxicant exposure, viral infection (pediatric HIV), diarrheal disease, vaccine safety, and assisted reproductive technologies. Data from these studies have helped advance our understanding of both risk and resiliency in primate development. New directions of research at the IPRL include the production of transgenic primate models using our embryonic stem cell-based technology to better understand and treat heritable forms of human intellectual disabilities such as fragile X. Am. J. Primatol. 75:1063-1083, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:23873400

Burbacher, Thomas M; Grant, Kimberly S; Worlein, Julie; Ha, James; Curnow, Eliza; Juul, Sandra; Sackett, Gene P

2013-07-19

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Four decades of leading-edge research in the reproductive and developmental sciences: The Infant Primate Research Laboratory at the University of Washington National Primate Research Center.  

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The Infant Primate Research Laboratory (IPRL) was established in 1970 at the University of Washington as a visionary project of Dr. Gene (Jim) P. Sackett. Supported by a collaboration between the Washington National Primate Research Center and the Center on Human Development and Disability, the IPRL operates under the principle that learning more about the causes of abnormal development in macaque monkeys will provide important insights into the origins and treatment of childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities. Over the past 40 years, a broad range of research projects have been conducted at the IPRL. Some have described the expression of normative behaviors in nursery-reared macaques while others have focused on important biomedical themes in child health and development. This article details the unique scientific history of the IPRL and the contributions produced by research conducted in the laboratory. Past and present investigations have explored the topics of early rearing effects, low-birth-weight, prematurity, birth injury, epilepsy, prenatal neurotoxicant exposure, viral infection (pediatric HIV), diarrheal disease, vaccine safety, and assisted reproductive technologies. Data from these studies have helped advance our understanding of both risk and resiliency in primate development. New directions of research at the IPRL include the production of transgenic primate models using our embryonic stem cell-based technology to better understand and treat heritable forms of human intellectual disabilities such as fragile X. Am. J. Primatol. 9999:1-21, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Burbacher TM; Grant KS; Worlein J; Ha J; Curnow E; Juul S; Sackett GP

2013-07-01

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University of Waterloo's Historical Air Photo Digitization Project  

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Full Text Available The University of Waterloo Map Library is a cartographic and GIS academic resource centre to academics, community organizations and interested members of the local community. With a collection of over 100,000 maps, 49,000 air photos and being the campus’ hub for geospatial data, the library is frequented by many user groups and individuals – serving a variety of interests and purposes. Until most recently, many of these users were able to only access the collection in person, during library hours. Now, one of the library’s most popular paper collection used by the local community, the historical aerial photographs, have become available online for users to view and download from their home and business computers. The Map Library’s air photo collection includes stereoscopic images of the Region of Waterloo taken as early as 1930 to as recent as 1995. The air photos are widely used by students, business contractors, history buffs and home owners who like to study the air photos for land cover, property information, feature identification and changes in these over time. Due to several access limitations, the Map Library wanted to provide the community with easier access, available 24/7 and remotely from the internet. The Map Library scanned, digitized, and georeferenced photos from the 1930s and 1940s and uploaded them to a website that provides easy access for viewing and downloading the imagery. Using GIS technology, the air photos were digitized with geographical coordinate tags for use in GIS software programs including online mapping applications such as Google Earth (GE). By creating and offering downloadable georeferenced images compatible with popular mapping tools, the air photos have gained significant popularity and utilization by not only regular library users but by community groups, organizations and corporations who have never used library resources in the past. The integration of modern technology with traditional paper mapping has proven to be both methods of preservation and increased varying utilization.

Eva Dodsworth

2008-01-01

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Tritium research laboratory cleanup and transition project final report  

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

1997-01-01

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Preparation for Leadership Personnel: Post-Doctoral Program in Research with Minority Handicapped Children at the Juniper Gardens Children's Project. Final Report.  

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This final report describes a federally funded project which provided post-doctoral training in research with minority, handicapped children at the Juniper Gardens Children's Project, University of Kansas. Covered in the report are the project's objectives, philosophy and assumptions, results, training activities, activities completed, program…

Greenwood, Charles R.; Arreaga-Mayer, Carmen

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The Arid West Water Quality Research Project (WQRP)  

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The Arid West Water Quality Research Project (WQRP) was created to address concerns that the water quality criteria and standards developed under the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the states and the regional US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory agencies, were not always appropriate for use in arid and semiarid areas of the western US. The WQRP will define and administer research projects intended to provide the technical basis to propose more appropriate water quality criteria and standards to protect the unique habitats, aquatic and wildlife populations, and suitable designated uses in these areas.

Eigel, J.A.

1998-07-01

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Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory project. Plan for fiscal year 2011  

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

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??????????????????? Science and Technology Novelty Search Project Statistical Analysis of Beijing Jiaotong University Library  

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Full Text Available ?????????????????????2003~2011?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? According to the results of statistical analysis the year, source, range, objective, subject of Science and Technology Novelty Search projects accepted by Beijing Jiaotong University Library Technology Novelty Search Agent Point from 2003-2011, this paper reveals the present situation of Science and Technology Novelty Search service business and gives out suggestions for how to improve the service ability and expand the Science and Technology Novelty Search service business in Beijing Jiaotong University Library.  

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2012-01-01

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Research aspects in the Paris-Sud University, in 1988  

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[en] Some of the research works developed in the Paris-Sud University, in 1988, are reported. In this second volume, the following research papers are presented: the antiprogesterone; the English Channel Tunnel; the individual will concerning filiation; the glycannic variations of the ? 1; the molecular phylogenies; the adrenergetical transmission and the ? receptors; the organical phases and crystallogenesis in the carbonaceous biomineralizations; the quarks electric charge determination; the X-imagery; the regulation of the enzymatic activities by light in the superior vegetals; the chemical reaction dynamical analysis; the experiment report concerning heavy ions - high density plasma interactions; the 13C/12C isotopic splitting during photosynthesis; the articular prothesis methodology; and the public authorities and commerce in France[fr] Recueil de certains travaux de recherche realises, dans l'annee 1988, a l'Universite Paris-Sud. Dans le deuxieme volume de ce periodique les recherches presentees sont les suivantes: les antiprogesterones; le tunnel sous la Manche; la volonte individuelle en matiere de filiation, les variants glycanniques de l'? 1, les phylogenies moleculaires, la transmission adrenergique et recepteurs ?, les phases organiques et cristallogenese dans les biomineralisations carbonatees, la determination de la charge electrique des quarks, l'imagerie X, la regulation des activites enzymatiques par la lumiere chez les vegetaux superieurs, l'analyse dynamique d'une reaction chimique, l'experience d'interaction d'ions lourds-plasma dense, le fractionnement isotopique 13C/12C au cours de la photosynthese, la methodologie d'une prothese articulaire et les pouvoirs publics et le commerce en France

1988-01-01

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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 produci...

Nasiibah Ramli; Zinatul A. Zainol; Junaidi Abdul Aziz; Hasani Mohd. Ali; Jady Hassim; Wan Mohd. Hirwani Wan Hussein

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

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

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