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  1. Dedicated Laboratory Setup for CO2 TEA Laser Propulsion Experiments at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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    Salvador, Israel I.; Kenoyer, David; Myrabo, Leik N.; Notaro, Samuel

    2010-10-01

    Laser propulsion research progress has traditionally been hindered by the scarcity of photon sources with desirable characteristics, as well as integrated specialized flow facilities in a dedicated laboratory environment. For TEA CO2 lasers, the minimal requirements are time-average powers of >100 W), and pulse energies of >10 J pulses with short duration (e.g., 0.1 to 1 μs); furthermore, for the advanced pulsejet engines of interest here, the laser system must simulate pulse repetition frequencies of 1-10 kilohertz or more, at least for two (carefully sequenced) pulses. A well-equipped laser propulsion laboratory should have an arsenal of sensor and diagnostics tools (such as load cells, thrust stands, moment balances, pressure and heat transfer gages), Tesla-level electromagnet and permanent magnets, flow simulation facilities, and high-speed visualization systems, in addition to other related equipment, such as optics and gas supply systems. In this paper we introduce a cutting-edge Laser Propulsion Laboratory created at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, one of the very few in the world to be uniquely set up for beamed energy propulsion (BEP) experiments. The present BEP research program is described, along with the envisioned research strategy that will exploit current and expanded facilities in the near future.

  2. Nobel Prize winning physicist to speak at Rensselaer Nov. 20 Leon Lederman to discuss pre college science education

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    2002-01-01

    Leon Lederman, Nobel Prize-winner, will offer some radical ideas for improving pre-college science education when he delivers the annual Robert Resnick Lecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Russell Sage Laboratory (1/2 page).

  3. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report 30: Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and the communication of technical information in aerospace. Ph.D Thesis - Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Final Report

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    Murphy, Daniel J.; Pinelli, Thomas E.

    1994-01-01

    This research used survey research to examine the use of communication media in general and electronic media specifically in the U.S. aerospace industry. The survey population included 1,006 randomly selected U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists who belong to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Survey data were compared with qualitative information obtained from 32 AIAA members in telephone and face-to-face conversations. The Information Processing (IP) model developed by Tushman and Nadler and Daft and Lengel constituted the study's theoretical basis. This research analyzed responses regarding communication methods of U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists who create use and disseminate aerospace knowledge and explored selected contextual environmental variables related to media use and effective performance. The results indicate that uncertainty is significantly reduced in environments when levels of analyzability are high. When uncertainty is high there is significantly more use of electronic media. However no relation was found between overall effectiveness and media use in environments stratified by levels by analyzability or equivocality. The results indicate modest support for the influences of uncertainty and analyzability on electronic media use. Although most respondents reported that electronic networks are important for their work the data suggest that there are sharply disparate levels of use.

  4. Critical and Subcritical 0-Power Experiment at Rensselaer (CaSPER)

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    Arthur, Jennifer Ann [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-05-09

    This report discusses the 0-power experiment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (CaSPER). Keff simulation results, list-mode multiplication results, and related work are included. The aim of the work is subcritical measurements for code and nuclear data validation.

  5. The nuclear data program at rensselaer

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    Danon, Y.; Blain, Z.; Bahran, R.; Rapp, M.; Thompson, J.; Williams, D.; Leinweber, G.; Barry, D.; Block, R.; Hoole, J.

    2010-10-01

    The nuclear data program at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is centered around a 60 MeV pulsed electron Linear Accelerator (LINAC) configured to deliver pulsed neutron beams. The LINAC electron pulse width can vary between 5 ns and 5 us, a repetition rate of 1-500 pulses per second and neutron yield of up to 1013 n/s. Over the years several experimental setups and techniques were developed to enable a variety of measurement capabilities. The experiments cover the energy range from 0.001 eV to 20 MeV and included neutron transmission, capture, scattering and fission measurements. The facility is also equipped with a Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometer (LSDS) producing a high neutron flux that is used for simultaneous measurements of the fission cross section and fission fragment mass and energy distributions. Detectors for (n, alpha) and (n, p) cross section measurements using the LSDS were also developed and measurements of (n, alpha) cross section were completed. The high neutron flux inside the LSDS enables measurements on small samples (sub micrograms) or samples with small cross section (sub millibarns). In order to fully utilize the capabilities of the facility, several measurement techniques were developed; high accuracy (modular detectors for both fast and resonance region neutron detection were developed and deployed. These developments result in numerous measurements on different materials and provide input to improved evaluated nuclear data libraries and thus help improve the accuracy of calculations of nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems.

  6. The nuclear data program at rensselaer

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    Barry D.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The nuclear data program at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI is centered around a 60 MeV pulsed electron Linear Accelerator (LINAC configured to deliver pulsed neutron beams. The LINAC electron pulse width can vary between 5 ns and 5 us, a repetition rate of 1–500 pulses per second and neutron yield of up to 1013 n/s. Over the years several experimental setups and techniques were developed to enable a variety of measurement capabilities. The experiments cover the energy range from 0.001 eV to 20 MeV and included neutron transmission, capture, scattering and fission measurements. The facility is also equipped with a Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometer (LSDS producing a high neutron flux that is used for simultaneous measurements of the fission cross section and fission fragment mass and energy distributions. Detectors for (n, alpha and (n, p cross section measurements using the LSDS were also developed and measurements of (n, alpha cross section were completed. The high neutron flux inside the LSDS enables measurements on small samples (sub micrograms or samples with small cross section (sub millibarns. In order to fully utilize the capabilities of the facility, several measurement techniques were developed; high accuracy (<1% total cross sections were measured using iron and uranium filtered neutron beams. A system for fast neutron scattering measurements using an array of liquid scintillators and a digital data acquisition system was recently developed and used for several measurements and is now being adapted for fission neutron studies. Methods for simultaneous measurements of fission and capture cross sections using the RPI multiplicity detector are under development and new modular detectors for both fast and resonance region neutron detection were developed and deployed. These developments result in numerous measurements on different materials and provide input to improved evaluated nuclear data libraries and thus help

  7. Final Report of the Center of Excellence in Rotary Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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    1988-04-15

    amplitudes, and that external vibration dampers may be necessary to limit vibration levels. An *nx’ament of the literatue on composite shafting...Processing Univ. of Illinois, Urbana - Champa ign 11/11/86 "Great Mysteries of Helicopter Mr. R. W. ProuLy Aerodynamics" McDonnell Douglas

  8. Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Final Report.

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    Boyce, William E.; DiPrima, Richard C.

    The purpose of this project was to develop a Master of Science program in Applied Mathematics designed specifically to meet the needs of students wishing to prepare for careers in business, industry, or government. The program emphasizes problem-solving, mathematical modeling, and areas of mathematics such as differential equations, computing, and…

  9. 76 FR 34770 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility; Environmental Assessment and...

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    2011-06-14

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  10. Polytechnic Education in Mauritius.

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    Kasenally, Kursheed Ali

    This paper provides an overview of education for middle-management-level technicians at the Diploma Level in Mauritius. It describes the educational program provided by these three institutions: the Lycee Polytechnique Sir Guy Forget, Flacq; the Maharishi Dayanand Polytechnic; and the Institut Polytechnique de Rose Hill. It focuses on their…

  11. Gas Surface Interactions Occurring on Materials Within Ultrahigh Vacuum. Ph.D. Thesis - va. Polytechnic Inst.

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    Outlaw, R. A.

    1972-01-01

    The physical adsorption of nitrogen on the chemically cleaned surfaces of Pyrex, 347 stainless steel and polycrystalline nickel was investigated over the pressure range 1 x 10 to the minus 12th power to 3 x 10 to the minus 7th power torr and for temperatures 77.4 and 87.4 K. The adsorption data were linearized by the Dubinin-Radushkevich equation. The metal surfaces were cleaned by electron impact desorption (EID) and the desorbed gases analyzed by mass spectrometry. Work function measurements were also used to indicate changes in the surface condition following an EID dose. At least a monolayer of gas was observed to desorb from the metal surfaces. The isotherms revealed that the metal surfaces were very heterogeneous and that the Pyrex surface had been leached. The calculated isosteric heats of adsorption indicated that the relative order of the physical binding of nitrogen to the solids was 347 stainless steel Pyrex nickel. A relationship was observed to exist in the dynamic technique between the equilibration time and the pressure above the absorbed layer. The slope of the log-log plot of these parameters was found to be sensitive to the surface heterogeneity and may be related to the activation energy for surface diffusion of physically absorbed molecules.

  12. Efficacy of Polytechnic Students' Interpersonal Communication Skills

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    Zainuddin, Zaharatul Akmar Ahmad; Selamat, Suzanah

    2012-01-01

    Every year polytechnics in Malaysia produce thousands of graduates in vocational areas, however, these graduates have to strive in a competitive job market against graduates from other tertiary institutions. This study aims to investigate polytechnic students efficacy on their communication skills. These skills are crucial in determining their…

  13. Investigating The Use Of Mobile Computing In Zimbabwe Polytechnics Case Of A Polytechnic In Zimbabwe

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    Sibanda Mavellas

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Mobile computing has become an invaluable and inevitable part of teaching and learning in educational institutions globally. Zimbabwean polytechnics are not spared and those institutions that have chosen to integrate mobile computing with existing teaching and learning applications stand to benefit more than their slow and stagnant counterparts. This paper is investigated whether mobile computing is being used in Zimbabwe Polytechnics. It is based mainly on primary research since no particular research has targeted Polytechnics in Zimbabwe and specifically the Polytechnic understudy in this area thus a survey was conducted and the survey results were used as the main data source. However secondary research was incorporated to see what other researchers have found in similar topics the world over. This paper identifies the mobile computing hardware technology software and communication technologies used at the Polytechnic. It then outlines the achievements made in this area and the associated benefits of such achievements. Finally highlights the challenges currently being faced by the polytechnic in implementing mobile computing and the opportunities the institution can exploit by fully utilizing the technology. The main findings of this research were that Zimbabwe polytechnics in general and the polytechnic in particular have adopted usage of mobile computing to enhance their teaching and learning and administrative activities. There are visible and tangible achievements and benefits that have been realized. Opportunities have been identified which the polytechnic can exploit if it fully embraces mobile computing. However there are some challenges hindering the progress in this regard.

  14. Computational aspects of sensitivity calculations in linear transient structural analysis. Ph.D. Thesis - Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.

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    Greene, William H.

    1990-01-01

    A study was performed focusing on the calculation of sensitivities of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and stresses in linear, structural, transient response problems. One significant goal of the study was to develop and evaluate sensitivity calculation techniques suitable for large-order finite element analyses. Accordingly, approximation vectors such as vibration mode shapes are used to reduce the dimensionality of the finite element model. Much of the research focused on the accuracy of both response quantities and sensitivities as a function of number of vectors used. Two types of sensitivity calculation techniques were developed and evaluated. The first type of technique is an overall finite difference method where the analysis is repeated for perturbed designs. The second type of technique is termed semi-analytical because it involves direct, analytical differentiation of the equations of motion with finite difference approximation of the coefficient matrices. To be computationally practical in large-order problems, the overall finite difference methods must use the approximation vectors from the original design in the analyses of the perturbed models. In several cases this fixed mode approach resulted in very poor approximations of the stress sensitivities. Almost all of the original modes were required for an accurate sensitivity and for small numbers of modes, the accuracy was extremely poor. To overcome this poor accuracy, two semi-analytical techniques were developed. The first technique accounts for the change in eigenvectors through approximate eigenvector derivatives. The second technique applies the mode acceleration method of transient analysis to the sensitivity calculations. Both result in accurate values of the stress sensitivities with a small number of modes and much lower computational costs than if the vibration modes were recalculated and then used in an overall finite difference method.

  15. Efficacy of Polytechnic students’ Interpersonal Communication Skills

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    Zaharatul Akmar Ahmad Zainuddin

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Every year polytechnics in Malaysia produce thousands of graduates in vocational areas, however, these graduates have to strive in a competitive job market against graduates from other tertiary institutions. This study aims to investigate polytechnic students efficacy on their communication skills. These skills are crucial in determining their chances for employment and would also enable them to perform effectively at workplace. Final semester students from Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (n=120 were asked to assess their own communication skills ability using the Communication Skills self-assessment questionnaire. Findings indicate that polytechnic students are quite confident in their ability to communicate effectively at workplace and job interviews. However, interviews with potential employers indicate differently. Implications of the study include a call for the evaluation of the English proficiency courses currently being implemented in Malaysian polytechnics.

  16. Isotopically nonstationary MFA (INST-MFA) of autotrophic metabolism.

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    Jazmin, Lara J; O'Grady, John P; Ma, Fangfang; Allen, Doug K; Morgan, John A; Young, Jamey D

    2014-01-01

    Metabolic flux analysis (MFA) is a powerful approach for quantifying plant central carbon metabolism based upon a combination of extracellular flux measurements and intracellular isotope labeling measurements. In this chapter, we present the method of isotopically nonstationary (13)C MFA (INST-MFA), which is applicable to autotrophic systems that are at metabolic steady state but are sampled during the transient period prior to achieving isotopic steady state following the introduction of (13)CO2. We describe protocols for performing the necessary isotope labeling experiments, sample collection and quenching, nonaqueous fractionation and extraction of intracellular metabolites, and mass spectrometry (MS) analysis of metabolite labeling. We also outline the steps required to perform computational flux estimation using INST-MFA. By combining several recently developed experimental and computational techniques, INST-MFA provides an important new platform for mapping carbon fluxes that is especially applicable to autotrophic organisms, which are not amenable to steady-state (13)C MFA experiments.

  17. The NBER-Rensselaer Scientific Papers Database: Form, Nature, and Function. NBER Working Paper No. 14575

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    Adams, James D.; Clemmons, J. Roger

    2008-01-01

    This article is a guide to the NBER-Rensselaer Scientific Papers Database, which includes more than 2.5 million scientific publications and over 21 million citations to those papers. The data cover an important sample of 110 top U.S. universities and 200 top U.S.-based R&D-performing firms during the period 1981-1999. This article describes the…

  18. Entrepreneurship Education Programs in Malaysian Polytechnics

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    Othman, Norasmah; Nasrudin, Norfadhilah

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate students' views on the on-the-campus entrepreneurship programs in Malaysian polytechnics. Participation in the entrepreneurship programs is able to stimulate an interest in entrepreneurship, and improve the knowledge, skills, and entrepreneurial experience of its students.…

  19. Exploring the challenges faced by polytechnic students

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    Matore, Mohd Effendi @ Ewan Mohd; Khairani, Ahmad Zamri

    2015-02-01

    This study aims to identify other challenges besides those already faced by students, in seven polytechnics in Malaysia as a continuation to the previous research that had identified 52 main challenges faced by students using the Rasch Model. The explorative study focuses on the challenges that are not included in the Mooney Problem Checklist (MPCL). A total of 121 polytechnic students submitted 183 written responses through the open questions provided. Two hundred fifty two students had responded from a students' perspective on the dichotomous questions regarding their view on the challenges faced. The data was analysed qualitatively using the NVivo 8.0. The findings showed that students from Politeknik Seberang Perai (PSP) gave the highest response, which was 56 (30.6%) and Politeknik Metro Kuala Lumpur (PMKL) had the lowest response of 2 (1.09%). Five dominant challenges were identified, which were the English language (32, 17.5%), learning (14, 7.7%), vehicles (13, 7.1%), information technology and communication (ICT) (13, 7.1%), and peers (11, 6.0%). This article, however, focus on three apparent challenges, namely, English language, vehicles, as well as computer and ICT, as the challenges of learning and peers had been analysed in the previous MPCL. The challenge of English language that had been raised was regarding the weakness in commanding the aspects of speech and fluency. The computer and ICT challenge covered the weakness in mastering ICT and computers, as well as computer breakdowns and low-performance computers. The challenge of vehicles emphasized the unavailability of vehicles to attend lectures and go elsewhere, lack of transportation service in the polytechnic and not having a valid driving license. These challenges are very relevant and need to be discussed in an effort to prepare polytechnics in facing the transformational process of polytechnics.

  20. Extended Abstracts. International Symposium on Halide Glasses (2nd), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA, 2-5 August 1983.

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    1983-08-02

    effeocts navc been, invcsticated. A2 thourih benclIfici~ii for qiass formation, the addit-ion of aluminium ha)s a dcloe’erious effect on the I .1...glassy area in the diagram Zr? 4-Ba22-YP 3-AlP The aluminium content lies from 0 to 14 %. But stable glasses can be obtained only between 4 and 8 % of Al...glance, glass formation in ThF4-based sys- tems seems to be logical, as thorium shows numerous chemical simi- larities with zirconium and hafnium , which

  1. Measuring Students’ Penetration and Usage Trends of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Polytechnic Education: Ho Polytechnic, Ghana

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    Nana Yaw Asabere; Mawuli Kwasi Ahegbebu

    2012-01-01

    Polytechnics in Ghana, which are ten (10) in number have amission to provide practically oriented Polytechnic Education inthe areas of science, technology, engineering and business to bothGhanaians and non Ghanaians on a global scale. In order forPolytechnics in Ghana to achieve their mission, Information andCommunication Technology (ICT) has a major role to play. Theprimary focus and aim of this research paper is to analysestudents’ penetration and usage trends of ICT for learning in one(1) ...

  2. Bridge Building for the Future of the Finnish Polytechnics

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    Kettunen, Juha

    2004-01-01

    This study presents the strategy process of Finnish polytechnics using the balanced scorecard approach. The study extends the balanced scorecard from the communication and implementation of this strategy to the planning of the strategy. Stakeholders formulated a strategic managerial plan for the network of all polytechnics in Finland by applying…

  3. Labour Market Effects of the Polytechnic Education Reform: The Finnish Experience

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    Bockerman, Petri; Hamalainen, Ulla; Uusitalo, Roope

    2009-01-01

    This paper evaluates the labour market effects of the introduction of the polytechnic education system in Finland. The polytechnic reform gradually transformed former vocational colleges into polytechnics. Since the timing of the reform differed across schools, we can compare the performance of polytechnic graduates to the performance of…

  4. ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING OF GHANAIAN POLYTECHNIC GRADUATES

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    Edem M. Azila-Gbettor

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the suitability of the content and pedagogy of Ghanaian polytechnic syllabus in developing able and confident entrepreneur’s mindset of polytechnic graduates. Based on a survey of 750 final year students, the paper explores curriculum coverage of entrepreneurship syllabus, teaching and learning methods and emphasis and respondents capacity to start a business.The results indicated weaker link between the entrepreneurship development course of the polytechnic and preparedness of graduates to create businesses, at least from the student perspective which may be largely due to the teaching and learning methods.

  5. Speed in Information Processing with a Computer Driven Visual Display in a Real-time Digital Simulation. M.S. Thesis - Virginia Polytechnic Inst.

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    Kyle, R. G.

    1972-01-01

    Information transfer between the operator and computer-generated display systems is an area where the human factors engineer discovers little useful design data relating human performance to system effectiveness. This study utilized a computer-driven, cathode-ray-tube graphic display to quantify human response speed in a sequential information processing task. The performance criteria was response time to sixteen cell elements of a square matrix display. A stimulus signal instruction specified selected cell locations by both row and column identification. An equal probable number code, from one to four, was assigned at random to the sixteen cells of the matrix and correspondingly required one of four, matched keyed-response alternatives. The display format corresponded to a sequence of diagnostic system maintenance events, that enable the operator to verify prime system status, engage backup redundancy for failed subsystem components, and exercise alternate decision-making judgements. The experimental task bypassed the skilled decision-making element and computer processing time, in order to determine a lower bound on the basic response speed for given stimulus/response hardware arrangement.

  6. A Stability Analysis of Cylindrical Panels Using a Finite Element Formulation. Ph.D. Thesis - Va. Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.

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    Snyder, R. E.

    1971-01-01

    A cylindrical finite element suitable for the linear stability analysis of cylindrical shells is developed. Energy principles and variational methods lead to a problem formulation which lends itself to physical interpretations of the governing matrices of the finite element. By properly grouping the terms which result from taking the second variation of the potential energy of the element, it is possible to identify three distinct types of matrices. The first matrix is the conventional stiffness matrix; the second is an initial stress stiffness matrix; and the third is an initial displacement stiffness matrix. With the assumption of linearity, the buckling problem is stated in terms of the classical linear real eigenvalue equation. This problem formulation was programmed on the CDC 6600 series computer. The computer program is used to analyze the buckling of a variety of structures. Columns, arches, flat plates and curved panels with and without cutouts are considered.

  7. Thermomechanical Response of Shape Memory Alloy Hybrid Composites. Degree awarded by Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blackburg, Virginia, Nov. 2000.

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    Turner, Travis L.

    2001-01-01

    This study examines the use of embedded shape memory alloy (SMA) actuators for adaptive control of the thermomechanical response of composite structures. A nonlinear thermomechanical model is presented for analyzing shape memory alloy hybrid composite (SMAHC) structures exposed to steady-state thermal and dynamic mechanical loads. Also presented are (1) fabrication procedures for SMAHC specimens, (2) characterization of the constituent materials for model quantification, (3) development of the test apparatus for conducting static and dynamic experiments on specimens with and without SMA, (4) discussion of the experimental results, and (5) validation of the analytical and numerical tools developed in the study. Excellent agreement is achieved between the predicted and measured SAMHC responses including thermal buckling, thermal post-buckling and dynamic response due to inertial loading. The validated model and thermomechanical analysis tools are used to demonstrate a variety of static and dynamic response behaviors including control of static (thermal buckling and post-buckling) and dynamic responses (vibration, sonic fatigue, and acoustic transmission). and SMAHC design considerations for these applications. SMAHCs are shown to have significant advantages over conventional response abatement approaches for vibration, sonic fatigue, and noise control.

  8. The State Of IT Governance In Zimbabwe Polytechnics Case Of A Polytechnic In Zimbabwe

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    Sibanda Mavellas

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT IT governance is one of the major areas of concern in Zimbabwe public and private sector organisations. Most organisations in the country are running their IT function without any consideration of the international best practices in as far as governance of the IT function is concerned. This research seeks to identify the structure of the IT services department in polytechnics and its associated roles and responsibilities the structure of the board that play the oversight function over the IT service department and conduct a detailed investigation on a wide range of IT governance issues that include - IT governance status and alignment drivers and barriers Input and decision making in IT governance IT governance structures and processes IT performance and accountability and assessing IT governance performance.

  9. Qualitative evaluation of polytechnic school principal’s educational performance

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    Milanés, Robertoi

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This article describes the shortcomings identified in the educational performance of the polytechnics schools principals, which transcend the process of quality assessment. Its purpose is aimed at providing a system of quality assessment supported by a contextual model for the management process of the polytechnics schools Principals. The novelty of the proposal lies on the logical integrative character of the system of quality of principal’s performance, taking into account the role of Technological and Professional Education and the potential and needs of those principals.

  10. Evaluating Self-Efficacy Expected of Polytechnic Engineering Students as a Measure of Employability

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    Ojonugwa, Oguche Innocent; Hamzah, Ramlah; Bakar, AB Rahim; Rashid, Abdullah Mat

    2015-01-01

    In the face of increasing unemployment partly due to decreasing employability skills of Nigeria polytechnic students, many graduates of Nigeria polytechnic have a dwindle self-efficacy. 420 HND 2 polytechnic engineering students in north central states of Nigeria were surveyed. Data were collected using questionnaire consisting of 4 Likert-type…

  11. Improving student internship through collaborative curriculum design in Ghanaian polytechnics

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    Akomaning, Edward

    2012-01-01

    The polytechnic institutions in Ghana are required to provide hands-on training with the necessary skills and competencies to students to meet the middle level manpower needs of industry. In order to fulfil this mandate, a student internship programme is an integrated part of the training of student

  12. The Polytechnic Breakthrough in Denmark 1780-1930

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    Wagner, Michael

    2006-01-01

    to the beginning of the 19th century. The analysis is focused on the political construction of the Danish polytechnic Institute and the development in engineering discourse in the period 1830-1930. The ideological changes in the discourse are considered an political effect of the second Industrial Revolution...

  13. Improving student internship through collaborative curriculum design in Ghanaian polytechnics

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    Akomaning, Edward

    2012-01-01

    The polytechnic institutions in Ghana are required to provide hands-on training with the necessary skills and competencies to students to meet the middle level manpower needs of industry. In order to fulfil this mandate, a student internship programme is an integrated part of the training of

  14. Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Agreement 1971-74.

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    New York Polytechnic Inst., NY.

    This document contains the agreement between the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (PIB) and the American Association of University Professors, PIB Chapter, covering the period from September 1, 1971 through May 31, 1974. Covered in the articles of the agreement are sections on appointments, promotions, tenure, teaching load, compensation, leaves…

  15. Managing Chinese Catalogingat The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library

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    NoraFung

    1994-01-01

    This paper describes the experience and the observation of the author as a cataloger of Chinese publications at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Library. The trends in collection development of Chinese language materials in the Library have a crucial impact on Chinese cataloging. The way that Chinese cataloging has been haudled in this rapidly changing environment is reported here.

  16. Identifying indicators through modified Delphi technique in polytechnics system

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    Nashir, Irdayanti Mat; Mustapha, Ramlee; Yusoff, Abdullah

    2015-02-01

    This study aims to examine how the panel has been selected as experts in assessing indicators of innovative instructional leadership (IIL) administrator in polytechnics based on 222 items were obtained through previous studies. A total of eleven people were selected as the expert panels in a study where expert selection criteria based on their background in the leadership. Experts were interviewed separately. Interviews were carried out for a half hour in their offices. The data obtained were analyzed using Atlas Ti. Overall findings indicate experts agree that a total of 188 items and 14 indicators should be maintained in this innovative instructional leadership instruments and next by using Modified Delphi Technique. The instrument will then be analyzed to obtain findings on the perception of lecturers on every administrator innovative instructional leadership in their respective polytechnics.

  17. Improving student internship through collaborative curriculum design in Ghanaian polytechnics

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    Akomaning, Edward

    2012-01-01

    The polytechnic institutions in Ghana are required to provide hands-on training with the necessary skills and competencies to students to meet the middle level manpower needs of industry. In order to fulfil this mandate, a student internship programme is an integrated part of the training of students so as to equip them to transit smoothly from school to the world of work. However, the existing internship programmes were unstructured and unsystematic and unable to equip the students with the ...

  18. Translation teaching in Macao’s polytechnic education

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    Maria de Lurdes Nogueira Escaleira

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This article "Translation teaching in Higher Education in Macau at the Polytechnic" aims to discuss the issues around teaching and learning of Chinese / Portuguese Translation in Macau, and the role played by the Macau Polytechnic Institute in translators training. For more than four centuries, Macau has been a place of intercultural contact where the Portuguese and the Chinese, now the current official languages, have coexisted and implied constant translation efforts; today, Macau is seen as an important platform between the People's Republic of China and Portuguese Speaking Countries, which has stressed the importance of translation professionals. Despite several attempts, Macau’s public higher education was only established in 1991, as well as a translation degree program; until then, and for more than a century, the translators training was held by a government department. We will discuss several curricular structures implemented over the years in the Macao Polytechnic Institute for training translators who can intermediate between Chinese and Portuguese languages and cultures growingly expanding in Macau, given the significant increase in the demand for properly trained translators/interpreters

  19. 1st International Nuclear Science and Technology Conference 2014 (INST2014)

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    2015-04-01

    Nuclear technology has played an important role in many aspects of our lives, including agriculture, energy, materials, medicine, environment, forensics, healthcare, and frontier research. The International Nuclear Science and Technology Conference (INST) aims to bring together scientists, engineers, academics, and students to share knowledge and experiences about all aspects of nuclear sciences. INST has evolved from a series of national conferences in Thailand called Nuclear Science and Technology (NST) Conference, which has been held for 11 times, the first being in 1986. INST2014 was held in August 2014 and hosted by Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT). The theme was "Driving the future with nuclear technology". The conference working language was English. The proceedings were peer reviewed and considered for publication. The topics covered in the conference were: • Agricultural and food applications [AGR] • Environmental applications [ENV] • Radiation processing and industrial applications [IND] • Medical and nutritional applications [MED] • Nuclear physics and engineering [PHY] • Nuclear and radiation safety [SAF] • Other related topics [OTH] • Device and instrument presentation [DEV] Awards for outstanding oral and poster presentations will be given to qualified students who present their work during the conference.

  20. Advancing perspectives of sustainability and large-scale implementation of design teams in Ghana's polytechnics: Issues and opportunities

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    Bakah, M.A.B.; Voogt, J.M.; Pieters, J.M.

    2012-01-01

    Polytechnic staff perspectives are sought on the sustainability and large-scale implementation of design teams (DT), as a means for collaborative curriculum design and teacher professional development in Ghana's polytechnics, months after implementation. Data indicates that teachers still collaborat

  1. An Exploration on Motivation of Non-English Majors in Polytechnics

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    赵庆伟

    2016-01-01

    This study, undertaken 100 students majoring in electronics in a polytechnic in TianJin, examines the characteristics of learning motivations in students: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Analysis of data acquired from a questionnaire suggests that the majority of polytechnic students are driven by extrinsic motivation.

  2. Leadership Style Head of Polytechnic Department and Regard with to Work Culture

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    Jamaludin, Nur Hasliza Binti; Naim, Nor Azlin Binti; Khamis, Nur Azzarina Binti; Zakaria, Normah Binti

    2015-01-01

    This study aims to look at the leadership style of the heads of departments in technical education and its relationship to the work culture among lecturers Polytechnic Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah in Jitra, Kedah. This research is very important to the head of polytechnic and lecture to work in the good condition with the good leadership. This…

  3. Development of Polytechnic Knowledge and Abilities in the Course of Studying Physics

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    Imashev, Gizatulla; Abykanova, Bakytgul T.; Rakhmetova, Mairagul T.; Tumysheva, Anar A.; Moldasheva, Raushan N.; Ilyasova, Sandugash S.; Shahimova, Aliya A.

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    In this article one of aspects of physics course studying improvement at high schools--the problem of the development of polytechnic knowledge and abilities in modern conditions--is revealed. In this research, the role and place of polytechnic education in the improvement of teaching physics at high schools are revealed, the main pedagogical…

  4. Updating polytechnic teachers' knowledge and skills through teacher design teams in Ghana

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    Bakah, M.A.B.; Voogt, J.M.; Pieters, J.M.

    2012-01-01

    While teachers and administrators in polytechnics in Ghana have categorically expressed the growing need for the former’s knowledge and skills to be updated in the era of polytechnic transformation, little attention has been paid to the subject. This study reports a professional development interven

  5. Updating Polytechnic Teachers' Knowledge and Skills through Teacher Design Teams in Ghana

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    Bakah, Marie A. B.; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M.

    2012-01-01

    While teachers and administrators in polytechnics in Ghana have categorically expressed the growing need for the former's knowledge and skills to be updated in the era of polytechnic transformation, little attention has been paid to the subject. This study reports a professional development intervention organised for 16 engineering teachers…

  6. The CFTR frameshift mutation 3905insT and its effect at transcript and protein level.

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    Sanz, Javier; von Känel, Thomas; Schneider, Mircea; Steiner, Bernhard; Schaller, André; Gallati, Sabina

    2010-02-01

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common genetic diseases in the Caucasian population and is characterized by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and elevation of sodium and chloride concentrations in the sweat and infertility in men. The disease is caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, which encodes a protein that functions as chloride channel at the apical membrane of different epithelia. Owing to the high genotypic and phenotypic disease heterogeneity, effects and consequences of the majority of the CFTR mutations have not yet been studied. Recently, the frameshift mutation 3905insT was identified as the second most frequent mutation in the Swiss population and found to be associated with a severe phenotype. The frameshift mutation produces a premature termination codon (PTC) in exon 20, and transcripts bearing this PTC are potential targets for degradation through nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) and/or for exon skipping through nonsense-associated alternative splicing (NAS). Using RT-PCR analysis in lymphocytes and different tissue types from patients carrying the mutation, we showed that the PTC introduced by the mutation does neither elicit a degradation of the mRNA through NMD nor an alternative splicing through NAS. Moreover, immunocytochemical analysis in nasal epithelial cells revealed a significantly reduced amount of CFTR at the apical membrane providing a possible molecular explanation for the more severe phenotype observed in F508del/3905insT compound heterozygotes compared with F508del homozygotes. However, further experiments are needed to elucidate the fate of the 3905insT CFTR in the cell after its biosynthesis.

  7. Democracy and the Portuguese Polytechnic Education. The Case of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (80s of the XX century

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    Helder Henriques

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    Full Text Available In this paper we intend to demonstrate how important was the creation of the Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions as a way to the democratization, access and success in the system of Portuguese higher education in the 70s and 80s of the XX century. Taking the example of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, in particular its School of Education, and using the method of document analysis articulated by content analysis of the interviews with students of the 80s of the XX century, we aimed to highlight the importance of this Higher Education Institution in the democratization on the access and success for a large number of students attending this institution in such a decade. We conclude emphasizing the importance of regional decentralization of higher education institutions across the country and of democratic opportunity in order to allow more citizens to access and complet a degree, regardless of their social, economic and cultural roots. How to reference this article Henriques, H., Marchão, A., & Mourato, J. (2015. A Democracia e o Ensino Superior Politécnico Português. O caso do Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre (década de 80 do séc. XX. Espacio, Tiempo y Educación, 2(2, 173-196. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14516/ete.2015.002.002.009

  8. Abandono Afetivo: Afeto e Paternidade em Instâncias Jurídicas

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    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste artigo é discutir arqueologicamente a articulação entre paternidade e criminalidade, tomando como base um documento jurídico que aciona um pai por abandono afetivo. Em especial, analisamos a produção de sujeitos nos jogos enunciativos que responsabilizam o pai por sua ausência na vida da prole. Para que se construa essa responsabilização em relação ao(a filho(a é necessário que os enunciados se movimentem e estabeleçam diferenciações entre a responsabilidade familiar x de outras instâncias (comunidade e Estado. No interior da instância familiar, os enunciados explicitam a matriz heterossexista, construindo lugares específicos para homens e mulheres, recheados de prescrições, funções e características. Para que se transforme numa demanda jurídica legítima, o afeto será entendido como cuidado e convívio. Mesmo nesta operação enunciativa, o cuidado paterno não se produz de forma semelhante ao cuidado materno. Ao referir-se à paternidade, o afeto (cuidado se transformará na demanda por limite e autoridade, que se sustenta na associação entre a ausência paterna e a criminalidade.

  9. Language Needs of ICT Students in Malaysian Polytechnics

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    Full Text Available This study investigates and come out with suggestions to engage the needs of the students, lecturers and industrial trainers. The findings promote better understanding of all the stakeholders thus are used to come out with suggestions to enhance the ESP programme practiced at polytechnics. The main research questions are: What are the language needs of ICT students and How to meet the needs of all the stakeholders. A case study is conducted and aimed to identify the language needs of students who are in the Information Technology Diploma programme. A mixed method research is opted to analyze the data. Mixed method research describes and explains the second language needs of the respondents. Qualitative and quantitative data is collected in phases and involved three types of respondents: diploma in ICT students, language and content lecturers and industrial trainers. The findings of this study may add knowledge in developing human capital in Malaysia especially in relation to English competency in ICT discipline.

  10. Assessment of polytechnic students' understanding of basic algebra

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    Mokmin, Nur Azlina Mohamed; Masood, Mona

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    It is important for engineering students to excel in algebra. Previous studies show that the algebraic fraction is a subtopic of algebra that was found to be the most challenging for engineering students. This study is done with 191 first semester engineering students who have enrolled in engineering programs in Malaysian polytechnic. The respondents are divided into Group 1 (Distinction) and Group 2 (Credit) based on their Mathematics SPM result. A computer application is developed for this study to assess student information and understanding of the algebraic fraction topic. The result is analyzed using SPSS and Microsoft Excel. The test results show that there are significant differences between Group 1 and Group 2 and that most of the students scored below the minimum requirement.

  11. Forming engineers' sociocultural competence: Engineering ethics at tomsk polytechnic university

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    Galanina, E.; Dulzon, A.; Schwab, A.

    2015-10-01

    The aim of the present research is to discuss Tomsk Polytechnic University in respect of forming engineers’ sociocultural competence and teaching engineering ethics. Today international standards of training engineers cover efficient communication skills, ability to understand societal and environment context, professional and ethical responsibility. This article deals with the problem of contradiction between the need to form engineers’ sociocultural competence in Russian higher education institutions in order to meet the requirements of international accreditation organizations and the real capabilities of existing engineering curricula. We have described ethics teaching experience of TPU, studied the engineering master programs of TPU to see how the planned results are achieved. We have also given our recommendations to alter the structure of TPU educational curricula, which can also be applied in other higher education institutions.

  12. Youth Polytechnic Education and Entrepreneurship in Kenya; (Are we Promoting Entrepreneurs?

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    Celina Kathure Murithi

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    Full Text Available Over the last six years, the Kenyan economy has generated only 150,000 jobs in total leaving hundreds of thousands of youth without opportunities for formal employment. Kenya like other developing countries has experienced challenges of unemployed youth. Most of these youths suffer lack of appropriate employable skills knowledge and attitudes. To save the nation from the big problem, reviving and revitalizing youth polytechnics was introduced to enable the young people access the necessary skills attitudes and values. The government is spending lots of money through infrastructure development, curriculum development, recruiting and training of instructors and certification of the candidates to improve the polytechnic standards. But the irony of the matter is despite the increase in number of the revived youth polytechnics the youth un employments remains a challenge. This author conducted a research in Juja farm youth polytechnic to attempt an answer.

  13. Teaching History in the Polytechnical Schools of the German Democratic Republic.

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    Diefendorf, Jeffry M.

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    Examines and discusses the history manuals and textbooks used to teach history to children between the ages of 11 and 16 in the polytechnical schools of East Germany. Some general observations concerning East German educational practices are also included. (RM)

  14. Analysis of Criteria for Admission to the Polytechnic “Nikola Tesla” in Gospić

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    Full Text Available Much like in the rest of the world, higher education institutions in the Republic of Croatia are working in a turbulent environment. Croatian polytechnics must recognize and understand the changes in their environment in order to be able to properly respond to them. The Polytechnic “Nikola Tesla” in Gospić is one of the polytechnics facing a growing competition, but also the problem of decreasing enrolment. To solve these problems, it is necessary to apply marketing methods and techniques for understanding the process of deciding on applying for admission to the Polytechnic. In order to better understand this process and how it can be influenced, the authors examined the criteria that students use when making this decision. It was established during the research that some of the criteria had a greater impact on the decision to apply for admission (the location of the Polytechnic, professional orientation, reasonable admission requirements and applicability of professional knowledge in practice and employment prospects as the key decision factor, while others had a much smaller impact. In addition, the research has shown that there is no significant difference between male and female respondents with regard to the importance they attach to different criteria. Using factor analysis, the criteria for admission to the Polytechnic were grouped as follows: the quality of education, studying conditions, image of the institution, the cost of education, and the influence of friends and family.

  15. Productivity changes in individual Malaysian polytechnics based on bootstrapping the Malmquist indices

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    Salleh, Mad Ithnin; Ismail, Shariffah Nur Illiana Syed; Habidin, Nurul Fadly; Latip, Nor Azrin Md; Ishak, Salomawati

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    The Malaysian government has put a greater attention on enhancing the productivity in Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) sector to increase the development of a skilled workforce by the year 2020. The implementation of National Higher Education Strategic Plan (NHESP) in 2007 led to the changes in Malaysian Polytechnics sector. Thus, the study of efficiency and productivity make it possible to identify scope of improvement for the institution to perform in more efficient and effective manner. This paper aims to identify the efficiency and productivity of 24 polytechnics main campuses as in 2007. This paper applied bootstrapped Malmquist indices to investigate the effects of NHESP on the technical efficiency and changes in productivity in the Malaysian Polytechnics individually from the year 2007-2010. This method enables a more robust analysis of technical efficiency and productivity changes among polytechnics. The bootstrap simulation method is capable to identify whether or not the computed productivity changes are statistically significant. This paper founds that, the overall mean efficiency score demonstrate a significant growth. In addition, the sector as a whole has undergone positive productivity growth at the frontier during the post-NHESP period except in 2009-2010. The increase in productivity growth during post-NHESP was majorly led by technological growth. The empirical results indicated that during the post-NHESP period, the entire polytechnic showed significant TFP growth. This finding shows NHESP contribution towards the positive growth in the overall performance of the Malaysia's polytechnics sector.

  16. Evaluating Self-Efficacy Expected of Polytechnic Engineering Students as a Measure of Employability

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    Oguche Innocent Ojonugwa

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available In the face of increasing unemployment partly due to decreasing employability skills of Nigeria polytechnic students, many graduates of Nigeria polytechnic have a dwindle self-efficacy. 420 HND 2 polytechnic engineering students in north central states of Nigeria were surveyed. Data were collected using questionnaire consisting of 4 Likert-type statements. Student’s self-efficacy was measured by asking students to rate themselves  from 1 (“No confidence” to 4 (“Complete confidence”.The self-efficacy of engineering students in Nigeria polytechnic were examined using mean and standard deviation. The mean score for Self-appraisal, Occupational Information, Goal selection, Planning and Problem solving are as follow (3.32, (2.97, (3.28, (3.082 and (3.012 respectively with self-appraisal scoring higher than the others. These findings enhance our understanding of the importance of self-efficacy in the development of employability skills of polytechnic engineering students in Nigeria, more importantly self-appraisal had the highest mean score. The practical implication is that the teaching style will have to shift from being teacher-centred leaning to student-centred learning in order to address and accommodate the need of student’s self-efficacy.Key words: Self-efficacy; Employability; Employability skills; Nigerian polytechnics; Engineering students

  17. A Tale of English Language Polytechnic Lecturers’ Decision Making

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    Full Text Available Teacher decision making involves a selection of options that leads to thinking processes, underlying teaching in language classroom contexts. Due to this, as a small part of an on-going postgraduate research, this exploratory case study shares the initial findings on the lecturers’ decision-making effects on their classroom orientation. Four lecturers in a local polytechnic were purposively selected as research participants. The primary data was collected through non-participatory classroom observations. Manual constant comparative analysis across the cases was run to obtain the results. Later, the results were triangulated with the responses from informal semi-structured interviews and reflective journal entries. The qualitative analysis revealed that participants did share a similar teaching pattern, i.e. active teaching.  The participants employed learner-focused-orientation approach as their common teaching practice. They worked on their planning decisions as well as their interactive decisions in order to harmonize their teachings to students’ response, proficiency, and attitude. This finding informs some instructional concerns regarding language teaching and learning process in polytechnics’ context (as a Technical and Vocational Education and Training, or TVET, higher education institution in Malaysia to other English educators in different types and levels of learning institutions.

  18. AN ASSESSMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTENTION AMONG SUNYANI POLYTECHNIC MARKETING STUDENTS

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    Yeboah Asuamah Samuel

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    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to assess the entrepreneurial intention among the students of Sunyani Polytechnic, and also to determine the motivators, and obstacles to entrepreneurial intentions. The study is based on quantitative exploratory survey design. The sample size for the study is 136 comprising of 94 males and 42 females, who were selected by convenient sample method. Primary data were obtained using self designed questionnaire which were administered by the researchers. Data were analysed using percentages, One-way ANOVA. Results indicated that there is high entrepreneurial intention among the respondents. It was also revealed that there are important motivators for intention as well as obstacles to setting up ones firm. The finding again indicated that demographic variables such as gender, age, religion affect responses given by respondents. It is recommended that, future research must be done in the public and private universities to provide support for these findings and also entrepreneurial education must be introduced into the tertiary institutions which are not currently offering entrepreneurship courses.

  19. FROM THE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE TO THE CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY

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    Full Text Available Formulation of the problem. Developed construction industry is the basis of prosperity of the country as a whole and particular city in particular. An important role in the training of young builders relies on the training institutions, which, even replacing each other on the city map, retain and develop the traditions of engineering and construction education. The knowledge of the history of the first technical institution of building structure in our city will significantly influence the formation of civic and patriotic position of young engineers of building industry. Analysis of the research. Тhe history of higher polytechnic education in Ukraine of the first quarter of the twentieth century rather thoroughly was investigated in the works of V. Onopriyenko, V. Tarasov, A. Woroch, C. Choir, S. Hovrych, I. Fedosova and others. Specifically I. Fedosova considered features of formation of student contingent in the technical universities in the period which is considered and analyzed the source and status of research of the history of higher technical education in Ukraine. The formation of higher technical education in Katerynoslav was considered in the works of G. Shvyd’ko, V. Starostin, V. Savchuk, A. Bystryakov and V. Bolshakov. The purpose of the article is analysis of the development of higher building and architectural education in Katerynoslav (Dnipropetrovsk during the XX - XXI century. Conclusion. The tradition of training of highly qualified engineering and architecture specialist in the city has already a hundred years, and Prydniprovs’ka State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture concentrating all the achievements of its predecessors, absorbed throughout history research and development of talented architects, builders and engineers of the construction industry of the city, confidently looks into the future.

  20. A Numerical Analysis of the Transient Response of an Ablation System Including Effects of Thermal Nonequilibrium, Mass Transfer and Chemical Kinetics. Ph.D Thesis - Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.

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    Clark, R. K.

    1972-01-01

    The differential equations governing the transient response of a one-dimensional ablative thermal protection system undergoing stagnation ablation are derived. These equations are for thermal nonequilibrium effects between the pyrolysis gases and the char layer and kinetically controlled chemical reactions and mass transfer between the pyrolysis gases and the char layer. The boundary conditions are written for the particular case of stagnation heating with surface removal by oxidation or sublimation and pyrolysis of the uncharred layer occurring in a plane. The governing equations and boundary conditions are solved numerically using the modified implicit method (Crank-Nicolson method). Numerical results are compared with exact solutions for a number of simplified cases. The comparison is favorable in each instance.

  1. Expanding the classroom with educational technology: A case study of a Cuban polytechnic high school

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Polytechnic instruction has a common place in the Cuban education system (Gasperini, 2000. In polytechnic institutions, teachers leverage technological tools to prepare students for labor market competences. This case study examined a polytechnic institution in Cuba to consider how teachers defined educational technology. Based on teacher questionnaire responses, site-based teacher interviews, and field observations, technology was primarily viewed as a method for student preparation. In other words, teachers used technology to prepare students for their future careers and the technology they will need to be successful in that career. The study found that teachers highly valued their technical pedagogical training, believed that the growing spaces were an integral part of their technology based instruction, and claimed that the limited resources was their greatest barrier to integrating ICT in the classroom.

  2. The Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: Current Practices at Polytechnics in Bangladesh and Its Effects in Developing Students' Competences.

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    Haolader, Faruque A.; Ali, Md Ramjan; Foysol, Khan Md

    2015-01-01

    Polytechnics in Bangladesh endeavour to produce quality graduates for national and international job markets. The quality of graduates depends on several factors. This study examines the implementation process of the polytechnic curriculum with the objectives of determining the current level of practices in learning/teaching material design, in…

  3. Seleção de instâncias baseado em aprendizado de métricas para K Vizinhos Mais Próximos

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    A seleção de instâncias, em apredizado de máquina, procura identificar instâncias relevantes e remover as instâncias que são redundantes ou prejudiciais do conjunto original. Classificadores baseados em instâncias, como o K Vizinhos Mais Próximos (k-NN), são fortemente beneficiados com esta seleção, podendo prover uma classificação mais rápida, uma diminuição nos requisitos de armazenamento e uma diminuição na sensibilidade ao ruído. Um fundamento essencial a esses algoritmo...

  4. Exploring the Misrepresentation of Nigerian Women in Technical and Vocational Education in Polytechnic Institution

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    Akor, Robert; Bakar, Ab Rahim Bin; Hamzah, Azim B. Hj.; Rashid, Abdullah Bin Mat

    2014-01-01

    Nigerian government is making frantic efforts to drive her economy by laying emphasis on technical and vocational education to enable her compete favorably in the global market. Emphasis of government is in Polytechnic education where skills for self-reliant and economic growth are a priority. However, women are not embracing this opportunity by…

  5. Preserving Plurilingualism: A Case Study of Emerging Language Policy in a Small Polytechnic Institute in Portugal

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    2013-01-01

    Some policy is first created then implemented. Other policy has a way of making itself known through the back door. This article describes the implementation of a slowly emerging language policy at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal, starting before the Bologna Process led to curricular reform and a restructured social balance in higher…

  6. The applicability of Herzberg's two-factor theory to the job satisfaction of Malaysian polytechnic instructors

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    1996-01-01

    The purpose of this study were: 1) to determine whether support exists for Herzberg's two factor theory in an educational setting in Malaysia; 2) to determine and describe the job satisfaction of polytechnic instructors in Malaysia and 3) to examine the relationships between job satisfaction and selected personal charactoristics contextual characterisitcs, and students perceptions of instructors' teaching effectiveness.

  7. Effective Technological Delivery in Nigerian Polytechnics:Need for Academic Manpower Development Policy

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    Full Text Available Technical education, especially as provided in the Nigerian polytechnics, leads to the acquisition of practical and applied skills as well as basic scientific knowledge. The production function of the polytechnics in terms of producing quality middle-level manpower through effective teaching delivery depends largely on the quantity and quality of teachers available. However, teacher adequacy is a function of many factors, which include funding, student enrollment overtime, and staff turnover. This article, however, revealed a mismatch between enrollment and available teachers, with huge staff shortfall over the years when the student enrollment was matched with the available teachers, using the ideal teacher-student ratios. Student and teacher projections were carried out based on five-percent annual increase and average teacher-student ratio of 1:12, so as to meet the vision 2010 target year set by the Nigerian government for total development. The projection showed that the polytechnics would require a large additional number of teachers. An all-inclusive funding approach for the polytechnics was recommended so as to increase their financial status, which would allow for improved facilities, workshops, equipment and also improved conditions of service of teachers. We believe that if this was done, more teachers would be attracted from across the world, those who left would return, and new and younger ones will be encouraged to join the teaching force. Such development would to a great extent meet and sustain the anticipated growth for the target year.

  8. The Academic Mobility of Engineering Students: The Experience at Tomsk Polytechnical University

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    Eremina, Sof'ia L.

    2012-01-01

    In an increasingly global age, university students need to prepare themselves to be competitive in both domestic and foreign labor markets. This involves the acquisition of foreign languages, experience of a variety of educational and professional settings, and becoming part of influential networks. The case of Tomsk Polytechnical University…

  9. New Degree for a New Career? Career Development of Finnish Polytechnic Master's Degree Graduates

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    Ahola, Sakari; Galli, Loretta

    2012-01-01

    This article explores Finnish polytechnic master's degree graduates' career development about one year after graduation. Twenty interviewed graduates were first classified on the basis of their initial educational motives yielding a typology of goal-oriented, learning-oriented and drifters. After this, their career development was analysed. As a…

  10. General University Requirements at Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Evaluation Findings Based on Student Focus Groups

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    Shek, Daniel Tan Lei; Yu, Lu; Wu, Florence Ka Yu; Chai, Wen Yu

    2015-01-01

    Under the new four-year undergraduate programme, a general education framework titled "General University Requirements" (GUR) has been developed and implemented since 2012/2013 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). To evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the GUR in its first year, focus group interviews with students…

  11. Building Workplace Learning with Polytechnics in Finland: Multiple Goals and Cooperation in Enhancing Connectivity

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    Virolainen, M.; Stenström, M.-L.

    2013-01-01

    This article examines the goals of employers when they organise work placements for students. It explores how far, in cooperating with polytechnics, employers adhere to a connective model of students' work experiences within their organisations. The paper makes use of a quantitative study based on employers' responses to a questionnaire…

  12. Comparative Study of University and Polytechnic Graduates in Finland: Implications of Higher Education on Earnings

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    Xia, Belle Selene; Liitiainen, Elia; Rekola, Mika

    2012-01-01

    This study explores the implications of higher education on earnings in Finland. The challenges as well as opportunities of obtaining a university degree as compared to graduating from polytechnics are evaluated using the REFLEX (The Flexible Professional in the Knowledge Society) data. As a Nordic country, Finland is known for its educated…

  13. Long-Term Effects of Financial Reductions in Higher Education: The Polytechnics in England and Wales.

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    Fowler, G. T.

    1988-01-01

    The financial reductions to Britain's polytechnics has been largely subjective, and the atmosphere of crisis management has damaged morale, made long-range planning difficult, and endangered educational quality. These problems may necessitate a radical restructuring of British higher education. (Author/MSE)

  14. Human Resource Development through Vocational Education in the United Arab Emirates: The Case of Dubai Polytechnic.

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    Wilkins, Stephen

    2002-01-01

    Data from Dubai Polytechnic and United Arab Emirates government sources indicate that postsecondary private-sector vocational education plays a significant role in the government policy of increasing the proportion of native workers in the labor force. However, private colleges and universities have been hindered by political and economic…

  15. Long-Term Effects of Financial Reductions in Higher Education: The Polytechnics in England and Wales.

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    Fowler, G. T.

    1988-01-01

    The financial reductions to Britain's polytechnics has been largely subjective, and the atmosphere of crisis management has damaged morale, made long-range planning difficult, and endangered educational quality. These problems may necessitate a radical restructuring of British higher education. (Author/MSE)

  16. Assessment of Students' Satisfaction of Service Quality in Takoradi Polytechnic: The Students' Perspective

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    Anwowie, Samuel; Amoako, Joseph; Abrefa, Amma Adomaa

    2015-01-01

    Higher educational institutions are increasingly placing greater emphasis on meeting students' expectations and needs as student perceptions of higher educational facilities and services are becoming more important. To investigate students' satisfaction of service quality at the Takoradi Polytechnic, a study was conducted using the SERVQUAL…

  17. O pai da horda e o supereu: de um prenúncio da instância

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    Full Text Available Resumo Este artigo desenvolve reflexões que visam evidenciar o lugar de destaque da obra Totem e Tabu no corpo teórico da psicanálise. Utiliza-se então a noção de supereu, que reconhecemos enquanto exemplo profícuo deste “poder heurístico” de Totem e Tabu para suscitar desenvolvimentos sobre a cultura, clínica e teoria psicanalítica. O supereu consiste numa noção importante da teoria psicanalítica mesmo antes de sua formulação enquanto instância psíquica; trata-se de um elemento conceitual em constante trabalho de elaboração. Por conseguinte, acentua o aspecto equívoco de tal conceito, pois consiste em uma noção atravessada por paradoxos. Por fim, utiliza a obra O Eu e o Isso enquanto outro polo desta empreitada, pois é nessa obra que o supereu é enfim nomeado e designado como instância psíquica. Ressalta-se aqui o aspecto paradoxal do supereu de poder ser referido ao lugar do pai no mito freudiano da horda primitiva.

  18. 9th Annual Conference of the North East Polytechnics Mathematical Modelling & Computer Simulation Group

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    1987-01-01

    In recent years, mathematical modelling allied to computer simulation has emerged as en effective and invaluable design tool for industry and a discipline in its own right. This has been reflected in the popularity of the growing number of courses and conferences devoted to the area. The North East Polytechnics Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation Group has a balanced representation of academics and industrialists and, as a Group, has the objective of promoting a continuing partnership between the Polytechnics in the North East and local industry. Prior to the present conference the Group has organised eight conferences with a variety of themes related to mathematical modelling and computer simulation. The theme chosen for the Polymodel 9 Conference held in Newcastle upon Tyne in May 1986 was Industrial Vibration Modelling, which is particularly approp riate for 'Industry Year' and is an area which continues to present industry and academics with new and challenging problems. The aim of the Conferen...

  19. Teachers' experiences of English-language-taught degree programs within health care sector of Finnish polytechnics.

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    Pitkajarvi, Marianne; Eriksson, Elina; Kekki, Pertti

    2011-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to research teachers' experiences of the English-Language-Taught Degree Programs in the health care sector of Finnish polytechnics. More specifically, the focus was on teachers' experiences of teaching methods and clinical practice. The data were collected from eighteen teachers in six polytechnics through focus group interviews. Content analysis was used to analyse the data. The results suggested that despite the positive interaction between students and teachers, choosing appropriate teaching methods provided a challenge for teachers, due to cultural diversity of students as well as to the use of a foreign language in tuition. Due to students' language-related difficulties, clinical practice was found to be the biggest challenge in the educational process. Staffs' attitudes were perceived to be significant for students' clinical experience. Further research using stronger designs is needed.

  20. Albert Einstein at the Z\\"urich Polytechnic: a rare mastery of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory

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    Einstein at the Z\\"urich Polytechnic: he skipped classes, did not attend all the lectures of his Professors, and before going to the examinations he studied instead from the notebooks of his good friend from class, Marcel Grossmann. Einstein the free-thinker did not respect the two major professors in the Polytechnic - Heinrich Friedrich Weber and Jean Pernet - who eventually turned on him. He felt that his beloved science had lost its appeal because Weber's lectures did not include Maxwell's electromagnetic theory. Einstein seldom showed up to Pernet's practical physics course. By his fourth-rightness and his distrust of authority he had alienated his professors, especially Weber, who apparently conceived a particular dislike of him. At the Z\\"urich Polytechnic, Einstein could not easily bring himself to study what did not interest him. Most of his time he spent on his own studying Maxwell's theory and learning at first hand the works of great pioneers in science and philosophy: Boltzmann, Helmholtz, Kirchho...

  1. A research and professional approach to independent work in Cuban polytechnic school

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    Navarro, Zita Elaine

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The potentials and shortcomings of independent work in the teachers of polytechnic school training process are an indication of the need of devising a methodology based on a research and professional approach linked to professional performance. The integrative character of academic and non-academic tasks in the process is examined from its planning stage from the perspective of a diversity of professional performance contexts. The findings were appraised by means of expertise valuation and by means of a controlled experiment. Palabras clave: Trabajo independiente, enfoque profesional, enseñanza técnica y profesional.

  2. Exploring the Misrepresentation of Nigerian Women in Technical and Vocational Education in Polytechnic Institution

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Nigerian government is making frantic efforts to drive her economy by laying emphasis on technical and vocational education to enable her compete favorably in the global market. Emphasis of government is in Polytechnic education where skills for self-reliant and economic growth are a priority. However, women are not embracing this opportunity by participating in the program that will equip them with skills and contribute to national development. In all 14 female participants were purposefully selected from Polytechnic. Phenomenological methodology was adopted and data collected were transcribed and analyzed. Results from the study include math/science phobia, perceived social support, and contextual roles among reasons for misrepresentation of women in technical and vocational education. Unless women have increased access to technical and vocational education in order to build diverse technical skills their vulnerability to unemployment and poverty will be on the rise. The findings of this study will guide stakeholders to develop a framework for improving the enrollment of women in this field. Keywords: women, technical and vocational education, self-reliant and unemployment

  3. Lecturer and Employee Performance Analysis in Department of Health Analyst, Health Polytechnic, Ministry of Health Makassar

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    Muhammad Nasir

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Performance is a concept that is often used in an organization to discuss about discussion and talks about the success of the organization or human resources. Moreover, this time an organization faced with the challenge of competition is high. Global market competition era, advances in information technology, as well as the community demands more and more critical. Performance becomes a very important issue in the organization as the organization and performance is a key statement of the effectiveness or success of an organization. The research is descriptive qualitative to describe the performance of teachers and employees of the Department of Health Analyst Polytechnic Makassar Ministry of Health of Health. The study population is all faculty and staff and selected as a sample of 10 respondents with the following conditions: 4 lecturers, 3 instructors and 3 administrative staff with data collection are interviews, observation, and documentation. Data were analyzed by descriptive qualitative and narrated. The results showed that the performance lecturers, instructors and employees at the Department of Health Analyst Health Polytechnic Makassar Ministry of Health has been good, however, are still in need of many efforts to make a better improve.

  4. Impact of Electronic Resources and Usage in Academic Libraries in Ghana: Evidence from Koforidua Polytechnic & All Nations University College, Ghana

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    Akussah, Maxwell; Asante, Edward; Adu-Sarkodee, Rosemary

    2015-01-01

    The study investigates the relationship between impact of electronic resources and its usage in academic libraries in Ghana: evidence from Koforidua Polytechnic & All Nations University College, Ghana. The study was a quantitative approach using questionnaire to gather data and information. A valid response rate of 58.5% was assumed. SPSS…

  5. An Empirical Study on Alleviating Career English Writing Anxiety through Cooperative Learning in a Chinese Polytechnic Institute

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    Jiang, Dongmei

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of cooperative learning on writing anxiety alleviation through a pre-test/post-test assessment. 120 EFL learners from a Chinese polytechnic institute were assigned into two groups: one experimental (cooperative writing) and the other comparison (solitary writing). Results revealed that cooperative learning…

  6. Measurement and Development of Humanware and Technoware Competencies in Order to Meet Pintle Chain Product Requirements in Bandung Manufacture Polytechnic

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    Akbar, Jodi; Akbar, Muhammad; Irianto, Dradjad

    2016-02-01

    Politeknik Manufaktur Bandung (Bandung Manufacture Polytechnic) is a polytechnic education that is not only to educate their students, but also manufactures order from customers at its teaching factory. This polytechnic is usually not responsive with the number of reject due to amateur operators from newcomer students. However, customers will be displeased if the reject rate is too high which can cause delay of delivery. At the foundry section, pintle chain is a product that has the highest amount of quantity but the lowest product standard fulfilment. Realizing this problem, it is a strong need to give more focus on quality improvement. The polytechnic considers that bad quality is not only related to low level of humanware (operator) but also related to low level of technoware (machine and equipment). In this research, QFD model was used as a tool for identifying target of improvement of non conforming factors of humanware and technoware using UNESCAP's technometric model. An improvement was done by implementing new scheduling strategy at foundry unit in order to minimize waiting time from molding to pouring process because of deterioration problem. This strategy provides an opportunity to reduce completion times about 50% and waiting time about 95% compared to the existing scheduling strategy.

  7. An Analysis of Female Lecturers' Participation in Civil Engineering Research and Development Activities at One Polytechnic in Zimbabwe

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    Chikuvadze, Pinias; Matswetu, Vimbai Sharon; Mugijima, Samuel

    2015-01-01

    This study sought to explore female lecturers' participation in civil engineering research and development activities at one polytechnic in Zimbabwe. Case study design was chosen for this study to make predictions, narration of events, comparisons and drawing of conclusions. The female lecturers were purposively sampled to participate in the…

  8. An Investigation of the Awareness and Use of Open Access Initiative at the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria

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    Issa, A.O.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the information environment of lecturers in Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria, in relation to their information seeking behavior, extent of use of the polytechnic library, perceptions of the resources and services of the library, level of awareness and extent of use of the open access model of scholarly communications, as well as the challenges of accessing and using information resources. It adopted the survey research method, using a questionnaire for data collection, while the descriptive statistics method was used to analyse the data, using tabular presentation and simple percentages. From a population of 280 lecturers for the study, a purposive sample of 164 was drawn. The findings showed that the lecturers' information needs are focused on online use; they hardly use the polytechnic library due to their perceptions of the resources and services of the library. They are, to a greater extent, aware of open access initiatives, but do not publish in open access outlets, while various challenges affect their access and use of information resources for teaching and research. A recommendation was made, among others, that the polytechnic management should pay more critical attention to the library especially in the areas of adequate, current and comprehensive collections on all the programmes of the institution, as well as the provision of wireless internet services on the campus through a public-private partnership arrangement.

  9. The ICT in the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal The Beginning of a New Phase

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    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available The main subject of this paper is to present and discuss a technical solution based on the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT that is proposed to be implemented in a Higher Education (HE institution in Portugal. It is believed, that this project will change profoundly the administrative organization and the teaching-learning paradigm inside the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (PIS. This project will cover three different and complementary areas: a Wireless LAN area, an Administrative and Informative area and an eLearning area. Other relevant aspects and remarks, regarding eLearning issues, will also be taken into consideration, illustrating the most significant activity of the PIS academic staff in what concerns the eLearning field.

  10. The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Students' Attitude Towards Computers: A Study on Polytechnic Engineering Students

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    Full Text Available Computers are perceived as an important tool in the world of education. Computer technology today when used in teaching and learning could open the world to students. However when learning is concern, emotions relevant to learning should not be forgotten. Thus emotional intelligence should be considered when computers and learning is concern. There is very little research on the effect of emotional intelligence on learning and on technology. As learning with technology relates to computers, thus this study focuses on the relationship between emotional intelligence and attitudes towards computer. Based on this study it was found that emotional intelligence of the polytechnic engineering students was average and their attitudes towards computers were positive. The relationship between emotional intelligence and attitude towards computer is positive but very weak. Significant difference were found when gender was compared however CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average and ownership of computers did not affect this relationship.

  11. Communication campaign for the selecting of a technical undergraduate degree at the Salesian Polytechnic University

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    Adriana Priscila Vallejo

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    Full Text Available This paper aims to make available to the scientific community, a communication campaign designed based on the factors involved in choosing a technical undergraduate degree at the Salesian Polytechnic University in Cuenca. Given the momentum that currently provided by the Ecuadorean government to technical and technological country institutes, must take measures to encourage the academic preparation of students opting not only for technical training but by engineering which ensures professionals that guarantee the rights stipulated in the Constitution of Ecuador and help boost the economy with innovation, research and entrepreneurship. The research is qualitative. It is based on focus groups and semi-structured interviews; its conceptual basis is defined by marketing approaches and public relations services; which means that the above factors constitute the main element for the development of a creative communicational approach to provide a more valuable study fields of the institution. 

  12. An Empirical Research on Developmental Assessment in Polytechnic Eng-lish Teaching

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    2015-01-01

    Developmental assessment, process-oriented and student-centered, aims at students’performance in learning process, and their development. The author of the paper conducted an empirical research of developmental assessment to her own students. By comparing the students’learning attitude, interest, motivation, strategies, performance and achievements in the experimental class with those in the controlled one, she found that developmental assessment had developed the students’comprehensive lan⁃guage competence, increased their grades in written examinations, especially in the final examination, and recorded their progress over time to have them a sense of accomplishment and become more self-confident, active, responsible and independent. There⁃fore, developmental assessment is an effective and reasonable assessment in the current polytechnic English teaching.

  13. About the Modern Historiography of the Pre-Revolutionary Period of Kiev Polytechnic Institute

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    Full Text Available In this paper the problem of coverage of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in prerevolutionary period in the recent period historiography. The problem of the origin and highlight the main achievements of the technical staff of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in pre-revolutionary period shown on the basis of documentary and sources, works of a general nature. It is noted that in the recent period, new topics related to the initial period of the university. In these publications indicate veloped and implemented technical professions to implement the latest developments unknown at the time fields of science. 1991–2015 is a significant revival of interest in the history Kyiv Politechnical Institute in 1898–1917. This is reflected in the increasing number of scientific papers, including master’s and doctoral dissertations on subjects of this kind, so devoted to the problems of conducting scientific conferences, publication of special scientific collections. This is largely explained by the change in historical research priorities when much more attention than in the previous period were paid ideological processes, the study of cultural background, man. The elimination of ideological and political constraints contributed to a wide range of views on issues of university history, contributed to «nationalization of history» — the fragmentation ever joint historical — cultural space. Among the signs of the times — the revival of journalism familiar to us from the late nineteenth — early twentieth century the conservative image of the university KPI. Some publicistic, which now can be found in the writings in general does not define the characteristics of the period. Innovations time also cause problems setting features a «national model» university that requires a deeper study of the relationship between the university and society. Accordingly, researchers have begun more attention to internal factors of the КPI, although today it is not

  14. FRP Composites for Retrofit and Construction of Structures:Recent Research at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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    2004-01-01

    @@ At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on-going research addresses many aspects of the theory of FRP-strengthened structures and the innovative use of FRP composites in new construction. A very brief summary of some of the recent research progresses made at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is given here. Further details of these recent developments can be found in the references listed at the end. Some of the research summarized here has been carried out in collaboration with researchers at other institutions, including the University of Edinburgh, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, the University of Adelaide, Fuzhou University, Jinan University and the National Engineering Research Centre for Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Industrial Buildings.

  15. Enhancement of Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico's plasma machine cooling system

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    Leal-Escalante, D; Colmenares, F; Gonzalez-Lizardo, A; Leal-Quiros, E [Plasma Engineering Laboratory, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 00918 (Puerto Rico)

    2008-10-15

    The Mirror and Cusp Plasma Machine at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is a unique research and development machine to create plasma. Due to the high current, high magnetic field confinement and large chamber capacity, this machine is the only plasma machine in the Caribbean to reach high plasma temperatures and densities. Certainly these parameters are achieved by a high dc power supply that produces high currents in order to create a fine magnetic field; these currents range from 300 to 800 A, and the heat dissipation created by this process limits the use of the machine. Originally the machine had a water cooling line to circulate water at room temperature, but this line was not cool enough to efficiently remove heat from the system for large periods of time. Also, the high vacuum diffusion pumps used are water-cooled. The present study was developed to design a more efficient cooling system for the Plasma Laboratory using a water-cooled chiller; the main goals are to operate at lower temperatures but at stable currents I> 600 A, and to recycle the water. Now the machine can operate for longer periods of time and on a daily basis, resulting in more efficient experiments and investigations.

  16. Environmental Factors and Students’ Learning Approaches: A Survey on Malaysian Polytechnics Students

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    Ramlee Mustapha

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Several studies have shown the impact of environmental factors on student learning approaches. Despite the importance of such studies, studies on technical learners are few. Thus, this study aimed to determine the influence of learning environment on Polytechnics students’ learning approaches in Malaysia. Learning environment plays an important role in the cognitive, effective and social domains of students because it could improve students’ learning outcomes.  Learning approaches refer to the ways students deal with academic tasks that are related to learning outcomes.  This study used Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ and Revised Two-Factor Study Process Questionnaire (RSPQ-2F to collect the research data.  Data were analyzed using AMOS Version 18.  Multiple regressions were conducted to predict learning environment factors that influenced the level of students’ learning approaches.  The result shows that effective teaching is a major factor that influences students' deep approach followed by the assessment, learning resources and clear objectives.

  17. Projecting the Water and Electric Consumption of Polytechnic University of the Philippines

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    Urrutia, Jackie D.; Mercado, Joseph; Bautista, Lincoln A.; Baccay, Edcon B.

    2017-03-01

    This study investigates water and electric consumption in Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Sta. Mesa using a time series analysis. The researchers analyzed the water and electric usage separately. Electric consumption was examined in terms of pesos and kilowatt-hour, while water consumption was analyzed in pesos and cubic meter. The data are gathered from the university limited only from January 2009 to July 2015 in a monthly based record. The aim is to forecast the water and electric usage of the university for the years 2016 and 2017. There are two main statistical treatments that the researchers conducted to be able to formulate mathematical models that can estimate the water and electric consumption of the said school. Using Seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (SARIMA), electric usage was forecasted in peso and kilowatt-hour, and water usage in peso and cubic meter. Moreover, the predicted values of the consumptions are compared to the actual values using Paired T-test to examine whether there is a significant difference. Forecasting accurately the water and electric consumption would be helpful to manage the budget allotted for the water and electric consumption of PUP - Sta. Mesa for the next two years.

  18. Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges Philippines An Eco-Friendly School Model

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Academic institutions can become more environmentally responsible through the implementation of various conservation initiative. Along this the study attempt to transform the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges into living models of an ecologically sustainable learning institutions. Data was gathered from among the six administrators 336 students 62 teaching and 31 non-teaching personnel from school year 2013-2014. Questionnaire supported by interview and ocular inspection was utilized to assess the college practices along its environmental policy resource management curriculum project and budget. Results revealed that the college has an Eco Friendly Program and has implemented guidelines along solid Waste Management in Classrooms and Laboratories. Awareness on environmental policy resource management in classrooms buildings and grounds purchasing use of lights and electricity paper conservation water conservation waste management were highly implemented HI. Maintenance on air quality and waste management in the canteen were moderately implemented MI in the college. Generally the college are Aware A along environmental programs and highly implement HI its environmental practices. T-test result shows that there was no significant difference between the level of awareness and implementation on environmental practices. The proposed Eco-Friendly School Model developed by the researcher must be adopted by the college.

  19. Sustainability of a Nuclear Security Educational Program at Tomsk Polytechnic University

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    Boiko, Vladimir I.; Silaev, Maxim E.; Duncan, Cristen L.; Hazel, Michael J.; Heinberg, Cynthia L.; Goodey, Kent O.; Butler, Gilbert W.

    2012-06-07

    Educational programs for training of specialists in the area of material protection, control and accounting (MPC&A) for Russian nuclear facilities have been implemented at the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University over the last eight years. The initial stage of creating the program, which can be deemed as successfully functioning, has been completed. The next stage entails further improvement of the program in order to create conditions for its sustainability and steady improvement. The educational program sustainability plan contains a number of steps, including the following: - Analysis of the status, standards and prospects for development of nuclear security educational programs in the world; - Analysis of the current educational program, level of its functionality and the demand for the program as well as its capability to react adequately to external influences; - Analysis of the factors influencing program development at its current stage and in the future; - Assessment of needs and development of proposals for the program’s sustainability; - Assessment of needs and development of proposals for improving quality and increasing the demand for the program by potential employers; - Assessment of needs and development of proposals for expansion of the program’s content and the scope of its application; - Development of short-term and long-term plans for functioning and development. Strategic prospects for development are associated with the transition from MPC&A to a broader range of tasks covered by the specialization in the area of nuclear security.

  20. MANAGEMENT OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY STUDENT OF ECONOMICS POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTES OF CUBA

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    Alba Sánchez Arencibia

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available With this article, the authors reveal the results of an investigation that sought to address the shortcomings in the performance of students in polytechnics Economics Holguin, Cuba, in scientific-research activity, limiting compliance demands made by society to the Technical and Vocational Education. To do this, a pedagogical model that considers the link between the orientations contextualized scientific-research activity, contextualized systematization of scientific-research activity and its contextual effect transformer whose contextual interaction emerges address provided scientific activity-research, research training to ensure students and improve their performance, in line with social demands. It also provided a methodology that allowed the application, in practice, the pedagogical model, which is published from the joint between stages, phases and actions that correspond to functional logic. These contributions were assessed through criteria expert method and by the partial implementation in the town of Holguin, which made it possible to test the relevance of the model and methodology, as well as the feasibility of the methodology, supported by the favorable consensus of teachers and tutors with regard to their coherence and viability.

  1. The Impression and Enlightenment of NanYang Polytechnic%NYP印象及启示

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    2011-01-01

    Founded in 1992, Na Yang Polytechnic(NYP), is a college famous for science and technology. It is one of the five state-owned polytechnic colleges built by Singapore. Since it has been built, it has high reputation not only for its beautiful campus and perfect teaching equipment, but also for its cooperation between School and Enterprise, innovation & research, teaching staff, system design, market investment, development decision-making, and teaching research & resources base, which has valuable reference for the reform of Chinese higher vocational education.%新加坡南阳理工学院(NYP)成立于1992年。是以理工科为主的高等学府,也是新加坡政府五所国立理工学院之一。学校不仅以优美的校园环境、完善的教育教学设施被世人所称道。而且在校企合作、创新研发、师资建设、制度设计、市场调研、发展决策、教学研究和教学资源库建设等方面的很多做法也受到教育界的高度评价。对我国高职院校的改革和发展有重要的启发和借鉴意义。

  2. Franz Kafka: a ultrapassagem da burocratização da instância paterna e da voz áfona do supereu

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    Márcia Rosa

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo mostra que a crítica literária (Benjamin, Blanchot, Gagnebin e Carone leu a burocratização da instância paterna presente na poética de Kafka como uma neutralização da voz narrativa e toma, com a psicanálise, essa neutralização como uma manifestação da voz áfona do supereu (Lacan e Zizek. Discute as diferenças entre uma versão do pai cuja Lei se une ao desejo e, uma outra, insensata e caprichosa, que serve ao gozo. Finaliza indagando a função da literatura para o escritor tcheco

  3. Comunicação por impressos na saúde do trabalhador: a perspectiva das instâncias públicas

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    Adriana Kelly-Santos

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa que investigou os processos comunicativos mediados por impressos (cartazes, fôlderes, cartilhas de instâncias públicas atuantes no binômio saúde-trabalho. Objetivamos oferecer subsídios teórico-metodológicos para que a Saúde do Trabalhador possa aprimorar as práticas comunicativas em curso. Realizamos a análise de 80 impressos produzidos por cinco instâncias e entrevistas com atores centrais de Programas de Saúde do Trabalhador. Verificamos que a segmentação do público é raramente abordada pelo pólo emissor, que discute simultaneamente uma série de temas, privilegiando sua própria perspectiva. As intenções do pólo emissor são as de informar o leitor sobre processo saúde-doença relacionado com o trabalho e orientá-lo quanto à adoção de procedimentos e comportamentos para promoção de saúde. Consideramos que o pólo emissor apresenta uma concepção instrumental de comunicação, fundamentada na transmissão de conhecimentos de forma linear e verticalizada. A saúde é discutida de maneira restrita reproduzindo os discursos dos modelos sanitário e biomédico. Concluímos que há uma tendência a utilizar os impressos como um fim, o que contribui para demarcar a distância entre os interlocutores no processo comunicativo mediado.

  4. Comunicação por impressos na saúde do trabalhador: a perspectiva das instâncias públicas

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    Kelly-Santos Adriana

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa que investigou os processos comunicativos mediados por impressos (cartazes, fôlderes, cartilhas de instâncias públicas atuantes no binômio saúde-trabalho. Objetivamos oferecer subsídios teórico-metodológicos para que a Saúde do Trabalhador possa aprimorar as práticas comunicativas em curso. Realizamos a análise de 80 impressos produzidos por cinco instâncias e entrevistas com atores centrais de Programas de Saúde do Trabalhador. Verificamos que a segmentação do público é raramente abordada pelo pólo emissor, que discute simultaneamente uma série de temas, privilegiando sua própria perspectiva. As intenções do pólo emissor são as de informar o leitor sobre processo saúde-doença relacionado com o trabalho e orientá-lo quanto à adoção de procedimentos e comportamentos para promoção de saúde. Consideramos que o pólo emissor apresenta uma concepção instrumental de comunicação, fundamentada na transmissão de conhecimentos de forma linear e verticalizada. A saúde é discutida de maneira restrita reproduzindo os discursos dos modelos sanitário e biomédico. Concluímos que há uma tendência a utilizar os impressos como um fim, o que contribui para demarcar a distância entre os interlocutores no processo comunicativo mediado.

  5. Measuring the Heavens to Rule the Territory: Filipe Folque and the Teaching of Astronomy at the Lisbon Polytechnic School and the Modernization of the State Apparatus in Nineteenth Century Portugal

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    Carolino, Luis Miguel

    2012-01-01

    This paper focuses on the astronomy teaching at the Lisbon Polytechnic School and its role in building a modern technoscientific state in Portugal during the nineteenth century. It examines particularly the case of Filipe Folque, who taught astronomy and geodesy at the Lisbon Polytechnic from 1837 to 1856, and played a pivotal role in the geodetic…

  6. Measuring the Heavens to Rule the Territory: Filipe Folque and the Teaching of Astronomy at the Lisbon Polytechnic School and the Modernization of the State Apparatus in Nineteenth Century Portugal

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    Carolino, Luis Miguel

    2012-01-01

    This paper focuses on the astronomy teaching at the Lisbon Polytechnic School and its role in building a modern technoscientific state in Portugal during the nineteenth century. It examines particularly the case of Filipe Folque, who taught astronomy and geodesy at the Lisbon Polytechnic from 1837 to 1856, and played a pivotal role in the geodetic…

  7. Awareness of osteoporosis in a polytechnic in Enugu, South East Nigeria.

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    Njeze Ngozi, R; Ikechukwu, Obi; Miriam, Ajuba; Olanike, Agwu-Umahi; Akpagbula Ulugo, D; Njeze Nneze, C

    2017-12-01

    This study aims to determine the awareness of osteoporosis and factors that determine awareness of osteoporosis. Results showed that osteoporosis awareness was associated with age (p = 0.006) and occupation (p < 0.001) but not gender, marital status, and level of education. There is therefore need for educational interventions to improve awareness of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the bone becomes porous, brittle, and more susceptible to fracture. It is the most common metabolic bone disease worldwide. Increased prevalence of disease is attributed to low awareness of disease among general population referred to as a 'silent disease.' There is paucity of evidence of osteoporosis awareness in Africa while level of knowledge in Nigeria is also minimal. The study was carried out in a Polytechnic in Enugu, South East Nigeria, as one of the phases of ongoing awareness exercise on osteoporosis. Study design was descriptive cross-sectional study using stratified random sampling method for selection. The study made use of a structured, self-administered questionnaire using English language. Statistical analyses were carried out with SPSS version 22 software, using Chi square and Fischer exact tests of significance and alpha level set at p = 0.05. Out of a total number of 500 respondents, 187 (37.4%) had heard about osteoporosis, however, only 34 (18.2%) of those who have heard about osteoporosis knew the correct meaning of osteoporosis. Overall, only 34 (6.8%) out of 500 knew the correct meaning of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis awareness was highest among age group ≥51 years (33.3%) and least in age group ≤20 years (6.3%) (p = 0.006). Awareness was also highest among civil servants (17.9%) and least among unemployed respondents (0.0%) (p < 0.001). There was no gender preponderance in awareness level while marital status and level of education were not significantly associated with level of awareness. While there was low knowledge of

  8. Nuclear engineering in the National Polytechnic Institute; Ingenieria nuclear en el Instituto Politecnico Nacional

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    In the National Polytechnic Institute the bachelor degree in physics and mathematics, consists of 48 subjects in the common trunk. For the nuclear engineering option, from the fifth semester undergoing 9 specific areas within the Nuclear Engineering Department : introduction to nuclear engineering, power cycles thermodynamics, heat transfer, two courses of nuclear reactors theory, two of nuclear engineering, one course of laboratory and other of radiation protection. There is also a master in nuclear engineering aims train human resources in the area of power and research nuclear reactors to meet the needs of the nuclear industry in Mexico, as well as train highly qualified personnel in branches where are used equipment involving radiation and radioisotopes tale as Medicine, Agriculture and Industry. Among its compulsory subjects are: radiation interaction with the matter, measurements laboratory, reactor physics I and II, reactor engineering, reactor laboratory and thesis seminar. Optional, are: engineering of the radiation protection, computers in the nuclear engineering, nuclear systems dynamics, power plants safety, flow in two phases, reliability and risk analysis, nuclear power systems design, neutron transport theory. Many graduates of this degree have been and are involved in various phases of the nuclear project of Laguna Verde. The Nuclear Engineering Department has a subcritical nuclear reactor of light water and natural uranium and one isotopic source of Pu-Be neutrons of 5 Ci. It also has a multichannel analyzers, calibrated sources of alpha, beta and gamma radiation, a gamma spectrometer of high resolution and low background, a specialized library and one data processing center. In relation particularly to radiation protection, it is clear that there is a lack of specialists, as reflected in radiological control problems in areas such as medicine and industry. Given this situation, it is perceived to be required post-graduate studies at Master and Ph

  9. The Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: Current Practices at Polytechnics in Bangladesh and its Effects in Developing Students' Competences

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    Faruque A. Haolader

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Polytechnics in Bangladesh endeavour to produce quality graduates for national and international job markets. The quality of graduates depends on several factors. This study examines the implementation process of the polytechnic curriculum with the objectives of determining the current level of practices in learn-ing/teaching material design, in delivering curriculum content, in assessing students and its effect on students' competence development. Data was collected through observation, opinion survey and competence test. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies were used for data interpretation and analysis in this descriptive type of research study. Findings revealed that the learning materials are mainly theory oriented and mostly cover those contents usually common in exams. About half of teachers are aware of the taxonomy for learning, teaching and assessing, but they rarely put importance on it. In the classroom, teachers spend only a little time for delivering content at the level of apply/analyse. However, a significant number of tasks performed in labs are practical and occupation relevant and can be classified at higher levels of the taxonomy. In student assessment, the test-items assess mainly theoretical knowledge at the level of remember. The effect of these practices is reflected in demonstrating student performance in a competence test. The study concludes with some recommendations.

  10. The Relationship of Food Consumption and Nutritional Status on Employee of Health Polytechnic Directorate Health Ministry Medan

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    Full Text Available The increasing prevalence of overweight can be seen from the people who are overweight and obesity. North Sumatera is one of the provinces which has the higher prevalence of overweight and obesity than the national rate at 13% and 18.1%. One of the factors associated with overweight and obesity is food consumption. Poor dietary habbit, which is low in fiber and high in fat, can lead to weight gain. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of dietary habbit to nutritional status. The research used cross sectional design. The sample were 70 employee of Health Polytechnic Directorate, Health Ministry of Medan and taken by using total sampling technique. The measured factors were carbohydrate and fat intake, the type of food and nutritional status. The data were obtained based on the interviews using food recall, FFQ and questionnaires and measurement of IMT. Data were analyzed using chi square test. The results showed that there was a relationship between the adequate intake of carbohydrates (p = <0.001 and adequate intake of fat (p = 0.022 to nutritional status while the type of food consumed does not show relationship to nutritional status. It is recommended that The Management of Health Polytechnic Directorate, Health Ministry, Medan to do concealing, make policy and supervision to carry out

  11. The Making of an Academic Tradition: The Foundation of the Lisbon Polytechnic School and the Development of Higher Technical Education in Portugal (1779-1837)

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    Carolino, Luis Miguel

    2012-01-01

    This article offers a comparative analysis of the educational model implemented at the Lisbon Polytechnic School, an institution created in 1837, after the Portuguese Liberal Revolution (1820), and those developed at the higher military academies of the eighteenth century. It argues that, despite serving a substantially different political regime,…

  12. The Effects of Integrating Mobile and CAD Technology in Teaching Design Process for Malaysian Polytechnic Architecture Student in Producing Creative Product

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    Hassan, Isham Shah; Ismail, Mohd Arif; Mustapha, Ramlee

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of integrating the digital media such as mobile and CAD technology on designing process of Malaysian polytechnic architecture students in producing a creative product. A website is developed based on Caroll's minimal theory, while mobile and CAD technology integration is based on Brown and…

  13. A Guide to Off-Campus Student Project Center Operations. A Manual Based Upon the Model Project Center of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts. Project Report No. 2.

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    Lutz, Francis C.; And Others

    Under a 1972 grant from the National Science Foundation's College Science Improvement Program (CoSIP), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) undertook a major educational experiment involving the total reorientation of its educational programs. The encompassing effort is referred to as the WPI PLAN. A major facet of the WPI PLAN involves student…

  14. Use of Social Media and Its Impact on Academic Performance of Tertiary Institution Students: A Study of Students of Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana

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    Owusu-Acheaw, M.; Larson, Agatha Gifty

    2015-01-01

    The study sought to assess students' use of social media and its effect on academic performance of tertiary institutions students in Ghana with a focus on Koforidua Polytechnic students. Questionnaire was used for collecting data. Out of one thousand five hundred and seventy-eight copies of the questionnaire distributed, one thousand five hundred…

  15. The Use of Books and Libraries by Part-Time Business Studies Students at a Polytechnic: A Follow-up Study.

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    Payne, Philip

    To study the effect on library use, of additional expenditure on accounting textbooks needed by part-time business students, a study was conducted in the spring of 1980 at the City of London Polytechnic. Three techniques were used: (1) a questionnaire distributed to all part-time students in the Accountancy Department and, as a control group, all…

  16. The Use of Books and Libraries by Part-Time Business Studies Students at a Polytechnic: A Follow-up Study.

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    Payne, Philip

    To study the effect on library use, of additional expenditure on accounting textbooks needed by part-time business students, a study was conducted in the spring of 1980 at the City of London Polytechnic. Three techniques were used: (1) a questionnaire distributed to all part-time students in the Accountancy Department and, as a control group, all…

  17. The Management Integrated Systems under the perspective of their protagonists: A case study at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

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    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to show the importance of management instruments and quality management systems in organizational contexts, especially when the organization actors are involved, directly and permanently, in the discussion and construction of the mechanisms and procedures inherent to the implementation of the adopted system. The present case study regards a higher education institution, the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre. The adopted methodology was the application of a questionnaire to the collaborators within the institution (teachers and staff, with auditing formation in quality management systems. The results confirm the hypothesis that auditing formation attendance a more receptive and participatory attitude towards adoption and implementation of a professional culture, converging with the organizational objectives in the quality management processes.

  18. Trade union activity, cultural, public and political life of Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute in the second half of 1950s–1980

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    Full Text Available Basing on rich documentary, the article studies the activity of the trade union organization in Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute and the impact the trade union had on the cultural, public and political life of the Institute in the second half of the 1950s-1980s. The activity is stated to be held in different forms and areas: amateur arts, propaganda, wall-newspaper and house magazine, vigilant groups, University of Culture, student club, lecturing agitation group, student construction brigades, department, groups and hostels competitions. The authors come to the conclusion that involving students and faculty members into cultural, public and political life added greatly to fostering the future engineers as it took them less time to adapt to the team-spirited workforce after graduating from the higher educational establishment. The article is intended for the people interested in history of higher education in Siberia and Russia.

  19. Computer Ethics: New Study Area for Engineering Science Students

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    Johnson, Deborah G.

    1978-01-01

    Computer professionals are beginning to look toward codes of ethics and legislation to control the use of software. A project has been established at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to develop teaching materials on computer ethics. (BB)

  20. Report to the President and Congress on the Third Assessment of The National Nanotechnology Initiative

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    Center for String and Particle Theory University of Maryland, College Park Shirley Ann Jackson President Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Richard C...Executive Director North Carolina Board of Science and Technology Barbara Harthorn Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, Anthropology & Sociology

  1. Educational Implication For Adopting Open-Ended Response Systems In Higher Education The Scenario Of Wa Polytechnic Ghana.

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    Nicholas A. Tetteh

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Teaching and learning is fundamentally a two-way affair the teacher transferring knowledge and the learner making meaning from the knowledge. Teaching becomes complete when the learner acquires the knowledge transferred and applies it appropriately to real life situations. However in Ghana teaching and learning has undergone a lot of alteration coupled with both negative and positive effects. In Wa Polytechnic teaching and learning has seen little or no improvement with regards to information and communication Technology ICT making it difficult for students to acquire 21st century skills and be part of the digitally connected ecosystem. Active classroom participation and engagement information sharing communication collaboration coupled with large class sizes have been a problem for teachers and students in Wa Polytechnic hence the need to conduct a study to identify productive solutions that enhance students participation and engagement in the classroom. The study investigates the role of ICT in augmenting active participation and engagement of students in the classroom via open-ended response systems. The study was conducted using Educational Design Research EDR methods. A critical analysis was done by studying the responses of the respondents which identified three forms of students classroom participation and engagement verbal classroom participation non-verbal classroom participation and after classroom teaching and learning activities. Smart phones laptop tablet iPad and regular cellular phone were the predominant devices used by students for other purpose rather than teacher-led class activities. When students were made to actively participate in the classroom using the devices as open-ended response system students engagement and their ability to contribute during lectures appreciated comparatively. It was however evident that open-ended response system was effective tool to manage large class sizes as students who were timid could

  2. WAEI/MSE: uma instância do processo WAE para micro e pequenas empresas de software - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v31i2.1386

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    Francisco Virginio Maracci

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Em Micro e Pequenas Empresas de Software (MPEs, geralmente, não há um processo sistemático de desenvolvimento de software. Um dos motivos é que essas empresas consideram os processos tradicionais extensos. Assim, normalmente, essas empresas são classificadas em nível 1 de maturidade do CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar uma instância do processo WAE (Web Application Extension, a fim de auxiliar especificamente as MPEs que desenvolvem software Web a alavancarem o nível de capacidade de seu processo de desenvolvimento de software. A instância foi validada durante sua aplicação no desenvolvimento de um software comercial com o apoio da Coordenadoria de Web da Unoeste e em outros três estudos de caso.

  3. Vision Systems for Mobile Robots

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    1983-08-31

    McNellis, T.J.Jr., "Evaluation of a Laser Triangulation Ranging System for Mobile Robots ", " Technical Report MP-80, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute...Troy, New York, August, 1982. 7. Clement, T.J. , "A Detailed Evaluation of a Laser Triangulation Ranging System for Mobile Robots ", Technical Report MP...82, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, August, 1983. 8. Hoogeveen, A.L., "A Laser Triangulation Ranging System for Mobile Robots ", Technical

  4. Photobioreactor design for isotopic non-stationary 13C-metabolic flux analysis (INST 13C-MFA) under photoautotrophic conditions.

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    Martzolff, Arnaud; Cahoreau, Edern; Cogne, Guillaume; Peyriga, Lindsay; Portais, Jean-Charles; Dechandol, Emmanuel; Le Grand, Fabienne; Massou, Stéphane; Gonçalves, Olivier; Pruvost, Jérémy; Legrand, Jack

    2012-12-01

    Adaptive metabolic behavior of photoautotrophic microorganisms toward genetic and environmental perturbations can be interpreted in a quantitative depiction of carbon flow through a biochemical reaction network using isotopic non-stationary (13) C-metabolic flux analysis (INST (13) C-MFA). To evaluate (13) C-metabolic flux maps for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, an original experimental framework was designed allowing rapid, reliable collection of high-quality isotopomer data against time. It involved (i) a short-time (13) C labeling injection device based on mixing control in a torus-shaped photobioreactor with plug-flow hydrodynamics allowing a sudden step-change in the (13) C proportion in the substrate feed and (ii) a rapid sampling procedure using an automatic fast filtration method coupled to a manual rapid liquid nitrogen quenching step. (13) C-substrate labeling enrichment was controlled through the total dissolved inorganic carbon concentration in the pulsed solution. First results were obtained from steady-state continuous culture measurements allowing the characterization of the kinetics of label incorporation into light-limited growing cells cultivated in a photobioreactor operating at the maximal biomass productivity for an incident photon flux density of 200 µmol m(-2) s(-1). (13)C label incorporation was measured for 21 intracellular metabolites using IC-MS/MS in 58 samples collected across a labeling experiment duration of 7 min. The fastest labeling rate was observed for 2/3-phosphoglycerate with an apparent isotopic stationary state reached after 300 s. The labeling rate was consistent with the optimized mixing time of about 4.9 s inside the reactor and the shortest reliable sampling period assessed at 5 s.

  5. Professional Practice as an Element of Taxonomy - A Case of IT Students at the Polytechnic of Rijeka

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    Miro Francic

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available There are two reasons for a formal review of the formal forms of education: the development speed of data-communication technologies and the increasing willingness of business entities to apply the same in a very strong competitive battle for dominance at the market. Although not only reason they are a sufficient challenge for educational institutions to adjust their curricula especially when they will help to better prepare their students for the labour market. Professional practice as a form of the highest levels of taxonomies, observed by Bloom’s scale, should be used for evaluating student performance, but also for evaluating the quality and marketing of all available programs. This paper presents the experience of professional studies of computer science at Polytechnic of Rijeka acquired through the organization of professional practice in those businesses, which represent a potential place of work after the completion of studies. Conducted research, together with the acquired experience can be a framework for any changes or modifications to curriculum and teaching methods. Respondents pattern for the two main groups: business owners, which basic business is providing IT services and those which use computer to support base of operations. What do respondents who supervise professional practice think about the readiness of graduates for inclusion in their business, which competencies are expected of potential candidates for employment and what are their proposals for changing the program?

  6. The ICT Level of Confidence of Course Specialists in Distance Education: The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Experience

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    Caroline T. SUMANDE

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available This study intends to assess the ICT needs of the course specialists at Polytechnic University of the Philippines under the Open University System (PUP-OUS which may be the basis in conducting training on the different applications such as word processing, electronic spread sheet, presentation software, YouTube and etc. for the successful implementation of the community Learning Management System (LMS endeavor in the University. This is also a review of the current practices of the course specialists in the use of ICT to better facilitate teaching and learning process through the LMS or the PUP Open University eMabini Learning Portal. This particularly identifies various training programs that may be considered in order to successfully implement the system. Internally, the quality and success implementation of a certain program can be best determined if both of the faculty members and students had maximized its utility and made a gratifying experience afterwards. The overarching research questions – Are the Course Specialists (CS confident to utilize the LMS in teaching? Are they aware of various eLearning strategies that may help geographically dispersed learners? And what is the extent of eLearning utilization for instructions by the CS? Though a high percentage of course specialists are fully competent with computer applications such as word documents, PDF documents, email, multi-media presentations, e-learning tools for submission of requirements, assessment of students performance, and other systems integrated in handling OU Cyber classes, still the meager percentage of responses stating, “using these systems but need further practice/training” or “not aware of the application” can be alarming for PUP Open University’s goal to achieve pure online implementation in the next few years. This study concludes to create a long-term vision for the future of DE system in the University to best serve its clientele, “the DE students.”

  7. At the Heart of the Issue: The Alumni Magazine Consortium Brings New Life to Campus Periodicals.

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    Hancock, Elise

    1983-01-01

    The costs of producing an alumni magazine led to the establishment of the Alumni Magazine Consortium by John Hopkins, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Franklin and Marshall College, Worcester Polytechnic, and Hartwick College. A 16-page core of material in the center of each magazine is wrapped with a client school manuscript. (MLW)

  8. WAEI/MSE: uma instância do processo WAE para micro e pequenas empresas de software = WAEI/MSE: an instance of the WAE process for micro and small software enterprises

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    Francisco Virginio Maracci

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Em Micro e Pequenas Empresas de Software (MPEs, geralmente, não há umprocesso sistemático de desenvolvimento de software. Um dos motivos é que essas empresas consideram os processos tradicionais extensos. Assim, normalmente, essas empresas são classificadas em nível 1 de maturidade do CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar uma instância do processo WAE (WebApplication Extension, a fim de auxiliar especificamente as MPEs que desenvolvem software Web a alavancarem o nível de capacidade de seu processo de desenvolvimento de software. A instância foi validada durante sua aplicação no desenvolvimento de um software comercialcom o apoio da Coordenadoria de Web da Unoeste e em outros três estudos de caso. In Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE of software, there is usuallynot a systematic software development process. One of the reasons is that these enterprises consider the traditional processes extensive. Thus, these enterprises are usually classified in level 1 of maturity of the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration. The objective ofthis paper is to present a proposal for a software development process, in order to aid specifically MSEs that build Web software, to help them increase the capacity level of their processes. The process was validated during its application in development of software with the support of the Unoeste Web Coordination.

  9. Development of a Digital Meteorite Identification Program at University of New Mexico (UNM) (Institute of Meteoritics) and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI)

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    Gakin, R.; Lewis, K.; Simmons, J.; Gchachu, K.; Karner, J. M.; Newsom, H. E.; Jones, R. H.

    2003-01-01

    Determining the origin and chemical composition of suspect extra terrestrial specimens has lead to meteorite identification research programs. Such programs, like the University of New Mexico-Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute partnership, are being inundated with many non-meteorites (meteor wrongs) sent in by interested individuals from all over the world. This meteorite identification program developed a spreadsheet that aids in identifying the types of minerals in a sample for physical properties, possible meteorite characteristics, minerals and rock properties, and possible man made characteristics. Samples that show meteorite distinctiveness are further analyzed via the Scanning Electron Microprobe (SEM).

  10. Persistence factors among engineering students at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico: Student perceptions and curricular implications

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    Gonzalez Juarbe, Juan M.

    Various persistence studies demonstrate that there is a direct correlation between college or university academic program completion and the amount of students' involvement in the college or university on a social, academic, and institutional level. These studies suggest that, over the course of time, the greater the level of involvement the greater the probability of increased persistence towards program completion. Student persistence among Hispanic engineering students was researched at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico during the period of January 2002 to April 2003. Persistence factors lead students to either one of the following behaviors: (1) to re-enroll, (2) to switch to another educational program, or (3) to depart from the institution. Increased student persistence is the result of recurring decisions to re-enroll each trimester. Decreased student persistence is the outcome associated with a decision to either depart or switch to another educational vocation. Early departure at the institution is linked to perceptions formed day-to-day as the student experiences the educational environment. These perceptions inspire behavioral outcomes to either persist or depart the education process. Desirable behavioral outcomes are closely related with educational commitments leading to increased persistence. Likewise, undesirable behavioral outcomes are those resulting in decreased persistence. Satisfactory student experiences in successfully achieving social, academic, and institutional responsibilities set the course towards increased persistence. In the research undertaken, student and faculty educational experiences were analyzed and documented. This was accomplished by the use of a combined quantitative and qualitative research methodology. The volunteer participants in this study included: six full time professors, eight part time professors, eighty-one students at a job fair, and seven individual student participants. Personal data on the participants

  11. Influência da mastite na qualidade do leite e leite instável não ácido em diferentes quartos mamário

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    Objetivou-se verificar a relação entre a contagem de células somáticas do leite bovino ordenhado separadamente de quartos mamários com a qualidade físico-química do leite, em especial com o leite instável não ácido (LINA). Foram utilizadas 21 vacas das raças Holandês e Jersey, sendo selecionados a partir do teste do CMT os animais que apresentaram pelo menos um quarto mamário normal e os demais quartos com mastite subclínica. Realizou-se análise microbiológica, identificação dos agentes e, du...

  12. Kwara State Polytechnic, llorin.

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    broad money. are narrow money (currency outside hanks, private sector ... and inflation with a view to putting the relevant issues in the appropriate context. ... Friedman finds a close relationship between changes in the quantity of .... but latter tend to stabilize towards its long run value. this iinding supports Milton liriedinan.

  13. "Among the Qualifications of a Good Wife, a Knowledge of Cookery Certainly Is Not the Least Desirable" (Quintin Hogg): Women and the Curriculum at the Polytechnic at Regent Street, 1888-1913.

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    Stevenson, Julie

    1997-01-01

    Aims of this study include establishing the level of female participation at the Polytechnic at Regent Street, indicating the subjects they studied, and detailing evidence related to the social status of female students. Discusses the extent of gender bias in the curriculum and investigates female choices about educational paths. (DSK)

  14. 校企合作“实责险”的法律特征及功能﹡%The Characteristics and Functions of Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic while Practical Training

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    The article summarizes and explains the definition and characteristics of “Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic While Practical Training” from a legal point of view. It argues that the“Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic While Practical Training” is commercial and a third party liability commercial insurance. The parties of the “Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic While Practical Training” will follow the principle of voluntariness and equity to build the relationship. The“Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic While Practical Training” will be helpful to make up the deficiency of the function of institution of school-enterprise cooperation.%  从法理角度对“实责险”的定义和特征进行概括和阐释,从而推知“实责险”是一种商业性质的第三者责任保险,“实责险”遵循自由自愿、平等协商的原则。从“实责险”对校企合作制度的意义得知,“实责险”有利于弥补契约性的校企合作制度功能上的不足。

  15. The Impact of the WPI PLAN on Students. A Report of a Three Year Longitudinal Study at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1972-75. Project Report No. 3.

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    Cohen, Karen C.

    Under a 1972 grant from the National Science Foundation's College Science Improvement Program (CoSIP), Worcester Polytechnic Institute undertook a major educational experiment involving the total reorientation of its educational programs. The encompassing effort is referred to as the WPI PLAN. Several modes of evaluation have been and continue to…

  16. Restructuring Undergraduate Science Education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts. A Summative Assessment by the NSF-WPI Project Advisory Committee Constituted from 1972-75. Project Report No. 1.

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    Harrisberger, Lee; And Others

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), following two and one half years of intensive study and planning, has developed and begun the implementation of a PLAN for a new and comprehensively different educational program, responsive to the needs of individual students, society, and encouraging sensitivity to the ideas and values of civilization. In…

  17. An Assessment of Different Educational Background of Students Performance in Engineering Mathematics and on the Class of Award Obtained at the Higher National Diploma (HND) Level at Cape Coast Polytechnic, Ghana

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    Asirifi, Michael Kwabena; Mensah, Kweku Abeeku; Amoako, Joseph

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this research article is to find out an assessment of different educational background of students performance in engineering mathematics and on the class of award obtained at the Higher National Diploma (HND) level at Cape Coast Polytechnic. A descriptive survey was conducted on students of the Electricals/Electronics Department…

  18. 奥塔哥理工学院办学模式调研%Investigation and Research on the School﹣Running Mode of Otago Polytechnic

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    奥塔哥理工学院(Otago Polytechnic)是一所应用型技术学院,也是一所以课程职业导向著称的现代化职业学院。奥塔哥理工学院所开设的课程学科领域广泛,利用地理和人文环境优势,采用国际化、阶梯化和实用化的课程设置模式,并拥有成熟的职业培训系统,培养出了大批能适应新西兰和全球经济竞争的高技能和高素质的劳动者。本文通过对实地调研的分析和国内外职业教育的对比,希望能为中国职业技术教育的发展寻找到一些可行的思路和途径。%Otago Polytechnic is not only an application﹣oriented technical institute,but also a modern vocational institute which is famous for providing career﹣oriented curricula.With the multi﹣disciplinary curricula,as well as its advantages in geographical location and cultural environment, Otago Polytechnic makes full use of its internationalized,multi﹣leveled and practical curriculum set﹣ting to train their students.It has also established a mature system of vocational training.There﹣fore,it has cultivated a plenty of competitive and highly﹣skilled graduates who are the great labor force successfully adapted to the fierce competition in New Zealand,even in the world.Through the analysis of this field investigation and the comparison between international and domestic voca﹣tional education,this paper aims to explore some feasible ideas and approaches for the development of vocational and technical education in our country.

  19. Neutrons field in the neutronic measurements room of the Polytechnic University of Madrid; Campo de neutrones en la sala de medidas neutronicas de la Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

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    Vega C, H. R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Calle Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas (Mexico); Gallego, E.; Lorente, A.; Rubio O, I. P., E-mail: hrvegacarrillo@yahoo.com.m [Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Departamento de Ingenieria Nuclear, C/Jose Gutierrez Abascal No. 2, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2010-09-15

    Through of measurements and calculations of a Monte Carlo series has been characterized the neutronic field of the neutronic measurements room of Nuclear Engineering Department of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The measurements were realized with the Bonner Spheres Spectrometer that allowed establish the spectra on the new stainless steel panel and at different distances measured regarding the source. The values of the speed of environmental equivalent dose were measured with an area monitor Bert hold Lb 6411. Through of Monte Carlo methods was built a detailed model of the room with the panel and the spectra were calculated and, with these the values of the environmental equivalent dose were obtained using the conversion coefficients of the ICRP 74 and the Bert hold Lb 6411 response. The calculated values were compared with those measured and was consistency among the results. (Author)

  20. Training of solar energy applications in the Polytechnic School of Caceres; Docencia de las aplicaciones de la energia solar en la escuela politecnica de Caceres arquitectura termica

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    Tejeiro, C. Y.; Mendez, J. A. S.; Gutierrez, P. D. M.; Barrigon, J. M. M.

    2004-07-01

    In the Polytechnic School of Caceres, for the degree of Technical Architecture, the teaching of the installations of solar energy has been done by Final Projects. We have considered four basic points: 1st A diversified model of project, this means, a different building for each student, and a repeated typology of project. 2nd Teamwork, studying each student a part of the information, and explaining to the other. 3rd Internet as a forum and to obtain general information. 4th The Censolar course as calculus software and database in our laboratory. The result are 30 projects, some of them very completed, that resolve the general topic of the adaptation of the sport installations to be used with solar energy, besides of studying other topics as: maintenance of the installations, economic viability, integration in the landscape, etc. (Author)

  1. Enfermagem e instâncias colegiadas de decisão: um estudo da representação da enfermagem nos Conselhos Municipais de Saúde

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    Selma Regina de Andrade Marino

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho procura levantar aspectos atuais sobre a operacionalização de uma efetiva integração do enfermeiro e da enfermagem na formulação de políticas de saúde, analisando sua representação junto aos Conselhos Municipais de Saúde em Santa Catarina, até 1992. Adotou-se, como base teórica, as concepções organizacionais de mecanismos de coordenação entre administração pública e sociedade civil. Esta análise inclui o relato do processo histórico de integração de profissionais de saúde nas instâncias colegiadas do setor. Utilizou-se a técnica de análise documental cujos dados, extraídos de fonte secundária, apontam uma baixa frequência de representação da categoria nestes Conselhos, principalmente na condição de representante de profissionais de saúde. A importância e necessidade de um aumento nestas atividades são discutidas.

  2. Avaliação do emprego da haste femoral curta na fratura trocantérica instável do fêmur Evaluating the use of a proximal femoral nail in unstable trochanteric fracture of the femur

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    João Antonio Matheus Guimarães

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar a taxa de consolidação da fratura trocantérica instável submetida a osteossíntese com haste femoral curta (PFN® - AO/ASIF, em pacientes operados entre novembro de 1999 e março de 2004. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados 45 pacientes com idades entre 60 e 93 anos, portadores de fratura trocantérica instável do fêmur, submetidos à osteossíntese com PFN® curto, mediante redução indireta em mesa de tração e auxílio de radioscopia. As fraturas foram classificadas de acordo com a classificação AO/OTA. A qualidade óssea foi avaliada através do índice de Singh, na rotina radiográfica pré-operatória. A qualidade da redução obtida e o posicionamento do implante foram avaliados pela radiografia pós-operatória em ântero-posterior e perfil do fêmur proximal, com análise do ângulo cervicodiafisário e a distância entre a ponta do parafuso deslizante e o centro da cabeça femoral, o chamado tip apex distance (TAD. RESULTADOS: A média de idade dos pacientes estudados foi de 80,8 anos (60-93. O sexo feminino foi predominante, com 37 casos (82,2%. O lado direito foi acometido em 22 casos (48,89% e o esquerdo em 23 (51,1%. Todas as fraturas eram instáveis, sendo 22 do tipo 31A2 (48,8% e 23 do tipo 31A3 (51,1%. O tempo médio de utilização da radioscopia foi de 102,4 segundos (61-185. A diferença entre o tempo de radioscopia para a redução e fixação dos dois grupos de fraturas estudados não foi significativa (p = 0,62. Com relação à qualidade óssea, 82,2% dos pacientes apresentavam índice de Singh menor que IV, caracterizando perda da arquitetura óssea normal. Quanto à consolidação da fratura, 44 casos evoluíram com êxito com tempo médio de 3,2 meses, variando entre dois e sete meses. Em sete casos ocorreu a necessidade de novo procedimento cirúrgico, sendo quatro para a retirada de material de síntese, devido a migração dos parafusos proximais da haste. Um caso de fratura do tipo 31A2

  3. Running Features and Implications of Overseas Practice Traing Base of Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore--A Case Study of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic%新加坡南洋理工学院海外研习基地项目运行特色及启示--以广州番禺职业技术学院为例

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    刘伟

    2014-01-01

    In 2009, Nanyang Polytechnic in Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic set up a “student studying overseas bases”, Nanyang Polytechnic annually send a certain number of students and teachers to study base for study and exchange programs. Study base running, the two schools to develop its own specialty, business knowledge, special courses, cultural experiences and joint cooperation five study projects, and through close integration within and outside, out of school closely, in close connection with the three curricular and extra-curricular “close connection”to organize the implementation of the base as a platform to make learning the full range of international exchange and cooperation platform for multicultural foreign“Output”vocational educational outcomes and characteristics of the platform, international cooperation platform for collaborative education. Vocational education international communication and cooperation for China having reference.%2009年,新加坡南洋理工学院在广州番禺职业技术学院设立了“学生海外研习基地”,南洋理工学院每年派遣一定数量的师生到研习基地进行项目研习与交流。研习基地运行中,两校合作开发自带专业、企业认知、特色课程、文化体验和对接合作五类研习项目,并通过境内境外紧密结合、校内校外紧密结合、课内课外紧密结合三个“紧密结合”进行组织实施,使研习基地成为全方位国际交流与合作的平台、多元文化的交流平台、对外“输出”职业教育成果和特色的平台、国际合作协同育人的平台。对我国高职教育国际化交流与合作具有可借鉴意义。

  4. Köln's unstable hemoglobin: case report and literature review Hemoglobina instável de Köln: relato de caso e revisão de literatura

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    Sandra Pscheidt

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Unstable hemoglobins are a group of genetic variants of hemoglobins caused by the mutation of amino acids into alpha and beta globins and, depending on the points and types of mutation, the result can vary from no clinical symptomatology to severe hemolytic anemia. On the present report, we study the case of a female patient who showed a very exuberant hematological picture for the red series, which suggests hemoglobinic changes; this was confirmed following the conduction of the protocol established by Laboratório Médico Santa Luzia for the study of hemoglobinopathies and which was then sent for a reference laboratory: C.D.A. Naoun Laboratórios de Análises ClínicasAs hemoglobinas instáveis constituem um grupo de variantes genéticas de hemoglobinas causadas pela mutação de aminoácidos nas globinas alfa e beta e, dependendo dos pontos e dos tipos de mutações ocorridos, o resultado pode ser de nenhuma sintomatologia clínica até anemias hemolíticas graves. No presente relato, estudamos o caso de uma paciente que apresentava um quadro hematológico de série vermelha bastante exuberante, sugestivo de alteração hemoglobínica, o que foi confirmado após realização do protocolo estabelecido pelo Laboratório Médico Santa Luzia para estudo de hemoglobinopatias e posteriormente enviado para o laboratório de referência C.D.A. Naoun Laboratórios de Análises Clínicas.

  5. Helping Hand: The Salin Kaalaman Tungo sa Kaunlaran Extension Program of Polytechnic University of the Philippines Among the Beneficiaries of the Pilot Centers in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines

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    Junnette B. Hasco

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available One of the four-fold functions of State Universities and Colleges in accordance by their mandates was to provide assistance to communities; this was achieved thru conducting different skills and development trainings in partnership with Local Government Units (LGU’s. This study was conducted to assess the current Extension program of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP. Some 74 beneficiaries from the 23 centers of Sta. Mesa, Manila were identified through the use of purposive sampling. The data gathering made use of aided surveys. Weighted Mean and Pearson Product Moment of Correlation was used to treat and process statistical data. Findings revealed that the Extension Services conducted by the PUP Salin Kaalaman Tungo sa Kaunlaran Extension Program (SALIN were highly effective regarding Information Dissemination, Staff and Officials, Trainings and Programs, Trainers and Speakers, Programs, Accommodation and Venue and the personal impact of the Extension Program to the Beneficiaries. Satisfaction rating on the extension program was also high. Further, this study found out that as respondents are satisfied with the implementation of SALIN, the greater the chance of positive assessment on the effectiveness of the project. The study also disclosed problems and recommendations identified by the respondents. In addressing the research gaps, this study further identified recommendations to enhance capabilities of program implementers such as better execution in the delivery of extension services, fund sourcing and forging linkages or networking.

  6. 职院学生宿舍管理系统的设计与实现%Design and Implementation of Dormitory Management System of Polytechnic

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    方开红

    2012-01-01

    According to the students' dormitory management status of Luoding Polytechnic, designs and re- alizes one suitable students' dormitory management system. Now the students" dormitory man- agement system has been put into use and run well. Practice proves that the use of the system can greatly improve the students' dormitory management efficiency of the school and convenient to the students' dormitory management work. But the function and security of the system remains to be further improved and enhanced.%结合罗定职业技术学院学生宿舍管理现状.设计并开发一款适合该校学生的宿舍管理系统。目前该系统已投入使用,运行状况良好。实践证明,该系统的使用,能大大提高学校对学生宿舍管理工作的效率。方便学校的学生宿舍管理工作。但系统的某些功能以及安全性方面还有待进一步的提高和完善。

  7. El aprendizaje on-line: oportunidades y retos en instituciones politécnicas Apprenticeship Students Learning On-line: Opportunities and Challenges for Polytechnic Institutions

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    Martha Burkle

    2011-10-01

    challenges and opportunities of delivering on-line and virtual content to apprentices in a Polytechnic institution. Due to the current financial recession, apprentices are going back to academia in order to update their skills, but these potential students are not willing to leave their workplace or their personal lives behind to study. In this context on-line delivery represents an opportunity to provide access to content without leaving the work environment. However, in order to be successful in providing on-line materials for apprentices, polytechnics around the world are facing two challenges: How to transform hands-on Learning skills to online Learning material, and how to provide a rich-engaging environment for this group of learners. But not only the learner expectations should be taken when designing on-line learning. Instructors play also a crucial role in this endeavor, as Web 2.0 technologies offer the instructor an entirely new role in teaching: that of a facilitator. In order to analyze apprenticeship students’ on-line learning, 57 on-line surveys were distributed among a group of students registered for on-line apprenticeship programs. The paper presents research findings and a comparison of these with a what the literature states regarding the new generation of learners and their use of technologies, and the behavior (learning preferences, learning styles, use of IT presented by the research sample. Innovative opportunities for learning at the workplace (such as recommendations and future areas of research are suggested.

  8. Potential influence of e-learning and Open Source solutions for education at Palacký University in Olomouc inspired by Polytechnic University in Valencia

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    Rostislav Nétek

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper assesses different approaches in education between Western and Eastern Europe. It is based on a case study, comparing which compares universityies conventions inbetween Spain and Czech Republic, focusinged on e-learning and Open Source softwareources. The Eeducation system at Polytechnic University in Valencia (UPV puts much more emphasis on open source solutions and elearning compared to the situation in Czech Republic. gvSIG is an open source geographic information system (GIS, co-developed at UPV as ain collaboration of commercial companies with research institutions. Lecturers at UPV significantly integrate free and open source (FOSS into classes as well as they participate in open source communities like Planet gvSIG, gvSIG Outreach or Association for the promotion of FOSS4G and the development of gvSIG. In fact, a complex system for self-education in the field of GIS has been developed there. It combines positive relationship to open source solutions and takes advantage from all sections together. The “Aula Virtual” project is a virtual training classroom using the virtual educational platform. Great emphasis is put on step-by-step video tutorials.  300 videos are uploaded on PoliTube Channel, which contain both video and audio and “time-stamps-links”. Time-stamp allows the possibility to switch among videos and other sources (annotation, webpages, etc. dependent on the student’s individual requirements. Compared to the situation in the Czech Republic, where proprietary software is still preferred in the academic sphere, this topic brings place for discussion. This paper discusses two different points of views, benefits of both of them and proposes a solution with regard to the specifics of Czech university education.

  9. Efficient Effects-Based Military Planning Final Report

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    2010-11-13

    limited to: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Downloaded on December 22, 2009 at 14:45 from IEEE Xplore . Restrictions apply. This article has been...Polytechnic Institute. Downloaded on December 22, 2009 at 14:45 from IEEE Xplore . Restrictions apply. This article has been accepted for inclusion...on December 22, 2009 at 14:45 from IEEE Xplore . Restrictions apply. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal

  10. Depressão e síndromes isquêmicas miocárdicas instáveis: diferenças entre homens e mulheres Depression and acute coronary syndromes: gender-related differences

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    Glória Heloise Perez

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar, em portadores de Síndromes Isquêmicas Miocárdicas Instáveis (SIMI estratificados por sexo, se características sociodemográficas, diagnóstico clínico, tabagismo, consumo de álcool e ansiedade estão associados com depressão. MÉTODOS: Foram entrevistados 345 pacientes consecutivos com SIMI (206 com infarto agudo do miocárdio e 139 com angina instável. As entrevistas incluíram questões sobre características sociodemográficas, tabagismo, avaliação de depressão (Prime MD e BDI, de ansiedade traço e ansiedade estado (IDATE, e de consumo de álcool (AUDIT. RESULTADOS: O diagnóstico de depressão se correlacionou, significativamente, com sexo feminino, idade inferior a 50 anos e escores médios mais elevados de ansiedade traço e ansiedade estado. Os homens (245 com depressão eram freqüentemente mais jovens que 50 anos, fumantes, e apresentavam escore médio de ansiedade traço e ansiedade estado mais elevado que os não deprimidos. A análise multivariada aponta que, no sexo masculino, idade está negativamente associada (OR 0,9519, 95% IC 0,9261 - 0,9784 e escores mais altos de ansiedade traço estão positivamente associados (OR 1,0691 95% IC 1,0375 - 1,1017 com depressão. Na amostra feminina (100, mulheres com depressão diferenciam-se das sem depressão por apresentarem escore médio mais alto de ansiedade traço e de ansiedade estado. Na análise multivariada da amostra feminina, escore mais alto de ansiedade traço associou-se de forma independente à depressão (OR 1,1267 95% IC 1,0632-1,1940. CONCLUSÃO: Conclui-se que, em pacientes hospitalizados com SIMI, as mulheres, os homens com menos de 50 anos e os ansiosos têm mais chance de apresentarem depressão.OBJECTIVE: Investigate whether social and demographic characteristics, clinical diagnosis, smoking status, alcohol consumption, and anxiety are associated with depression in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS stratified by gender

  11. Tratamento cirúrgico da fratura instável do anel pélvico em pacientes esqueleticamente imaturos Surgical treatment of unstable pelvic ring fracture in skeletally immature patients

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    João Antonio Matheus Guimarães

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar o resultado do tratamento cirúrgico definitivo da fratura instável do anel pélvico na criança submetida a redução e estabilização cirúrgica. MÉTODOS: Avaliamos 10 pacientes com esqueleto imaturo que sofreram fraturas instáveis do anel pélvico tratados cirurgicamente no período entre março de 2004 a janeiro de 2008. O estudo foi retrospectivo, baseado na avaliação clínica e radiográfica. RESULTADOS: A média etária na época do trauma foi de 8,8 anos (dois a 13 anos, sendo sete do sexo feminino e três do sexo masculino. As causas dos traumas foram atropelamento em oito casos, e acidente com motocicleta e queda de altura em um caso cada. Cinco pacientes apresentavam lesões associadas, como fraturas da clavícula, diáfise do fêmur, úmero proximal, ossos da perna, olecrânio e lesão de bexiga. Todos os pacientes avaliados apresentaram excelente evolução clínica. A assimetria pélvica antes do procedimento cirúrgico variava de 0,7 a 2,9cm (média 1,45cm, e caiu para valores entre 0,2 a 0,9cm (média 0,39cm após a redução. Em nenhum dos casos houve alteração da assimetria pélvica medida no pós-operatório imediato e no fim do seguimento. CONCLUSÃO: A fratura do anel pélvico em pacientes esqueleticamente imaturos é rara e a indicação de tratamento cirúrgico não é usual. Diversos autores questionam o tratamento conservador devido às complicações encontradas. A remodelação óssea não parece suficiente para que ocorra uma melhora da assimetria pélvica, fator que justifica a opção pelo tratamento cirúrgico para a redução e correção das deformidades do anel pélvico.OBJECTIVES: To present the outcome of the definitive surgical treatment of unstable fracture of the pelvic ring in children submitted to surgical reduction and stabilization. METHODS: We studied 10 patients with immature skeletons that suffered unstable fractures of the pelvic ring treated during the period between

  12. Studies on energy conservation for buildings of the electrical engineering of the Polytechnical School - Sao Paulo State University - Sao Paulo, Brazil; Estudos de conservacao de energia para predios da engenharia eletrica da EPUSP

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    Saidel, Marco Antonio; Maki, Clayton Massatoshi; Fereira Segundo, Nestor Candido; Morales Udaeta, Miguel Edgar [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Escola Politecnica. Grupo de Energia]. E-mail: udaeta@pea.usp.br

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    This paper identifies and quantifies the potential of electric power conservation by end using of the buildings of electrical engineering at Polytechnic School of Sao Paulo University (EPUSP), SP, Brazil, aiming the increasing of energetic efficiency. The paper presents the results of the energetic diagnostic performed at the EPUSP Electric Engineering. The final using of lighting, air conditioning in the windows and microcomputers were analysed. The obtained results demonstrates the existence of a large potential of energy conservation, mainly related to the lighting end use.

  13. 二语习得理论视角下高职英语个性化教学%Individualized English teaching of a polytechnic college in the perspective of second language acquisition theory

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    李俊翰

    2012-01-01

    This paper expounds the active role that the language input hypothesis(LIH) and the affective filter hypothesis(AFH) of second language acquisition(SLA) play in the individualized English teaching in a polytechnic college.It aims to improve the teaching quality.%本文阐述了第二语言习得理论的"语言输入假设"和"情感过滤假设"在高职英语个性化教学中的积极作用和影响,旨在优化高职英语教学质量。

  14. 高职图书馆创新信息服务的实践与探索%The Practices and Explorations of The Information Service's Innovationin High Polytechnic Colleges' Libraries

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    白德位

    2009-01-01

    The article mainly analyzes library reformation service trend of development from the service ideas, the collection systems and the service patterns, and elaborates the information service' practices and the innovations in the styles and contenes in the high polytechnic colleges' libraries.%从服务观念,馆藏体系,服务模式三个方面,分析了知识经济时代高职图书馆信息服务的发展趋势,阐述了高职图书馆信息服务在方式、内容上的实践与创新.

  15. O Estado como empregador de última instância: uma proposta de pleno emprego, estabilidade e condições dignas de trabalho para o Brasil The government as an employer of last resort: a proposal for full employment, stability and fair working conditions for Brazil

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    Zoraide Bezerra Gomes; André Luís Cabral de Lourenço

    2012-01-01

    Este trabalho objetiva compreender a estrutura conceitual e teórica do programa empregador de última instância (ELR) e fazer um levantamento dos argumentos pró e contra a implantação do programa no Brasil. Sendo o desemprego estrutural um problema que afeta as economias capitalistas do mundo inteiro, seria possível eliminá-lo da economia brasileira sem gerar um processo inflacionário? Como ainda argumentam os economistas do novo consenso, seria necessário para tanto promover uma política de f...

  16. 职业院校品牌经营现状调查研究--基于高考学生和家长对某职院品牌开展状况的评价%A Survey on Brand Operation of Polytechnic Colleges---Appraisal of Implementation of Wuhan Polytechnic Brand Construction by High-school Graduates and Parents

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    张远灯; 王春艳

    2014-01-01

    为了更好地促进职业技术学院品牌的提升,课题研究运用较成熟的UIS理论和顾客满意理论,通过实地访谈等方法来探讨职业技术学院品牌建设问题。基于对高中学生和学生家长等几个重要公众的调查和分析,发现品牌发展过程中存在的需要关注的问题,为后继的品牌形象塑造和建设提供依据,以达到全面提升学校品牌形象的目标。%Based on UIS theory and Customer Satisfaction theory, this paper sets out to examine the brand con-struction of polytechnic colleges. The in-depth interviews with higher school graduates and parents are conducted. Sev-eral existing problems are found in the brand development, which are expected to provide reference for future brand building and operation, and to enhance the brand image of college.

  17. 新加坡南洋理工学院长效运行机制与启发%Long-term Operation Mechanism and Enlightenment of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic

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    秦雯

    2014-01-01

    Through the on-the-spot investigation and study of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic, this paper expounds the good operation mechanism to ensure the continuous work of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) "teaching factory" from the four aspects of dual-track teaching organization mechanism, the mechanism of sharing knowledge base, unbounded cooperation mechanism and ISO9001 quality guarantee mechanism to provide certain reference for the long-term effective operation of higher vocational college "teaching factory" after its construction.%通过前往新加坡南洋理工学院实地考察学习,从双轨教学组织机制、知识库共享机制、无界化合作机制、ISO9001质量保障机制四个方面系统阐述了保障新加坡南洋理工学院(NYP)“教学工厂”常年良好持续开展工作的运行机制。为高职院校“教学工厂”建设之后能够长期有效运行提供一定的参考。

  18. 新加坡职业教育的特色——以义安理工学院为例%The Distinguishing Features of Singapore Vocational Education——Taking the Ngee Ann Polytechnics as an example

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    代承霞

    2012-01-01

    新加坡经济之所以能快速发展,其人才立国的政策是功不可没的,本文以义安理工学院为例,分析了新加坡的教育体系、义安理工学院的教学模式、课程建设及考核评价等方面。分析新加坡发展职业教育的经验,可为推动我国职业教育发展提供借鉴。%The quick development of the economy of Singapore should be owing to the education foremost policy. Take the Singapore Ngee Ann Polytechnics as an example, this study analyzes the Singaporean education system and teaching model, discipline program, course construction and evaluation means of Ngee Ann Polytechnics. The successful experiences in vocational education of Singapore can be helpful to the development of Chinese vocational education.

  19. The Application of Constructivism Theory in English Newspaper Teaching in Polytechnic%建构主义教学理论在高职英文报刊教学中的应用

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    李林瑾

    2016-01-01

    It's hard to cultivate students' creative thinking ability by adopting the traditional English newspaper teaching mode. The status quo of English newspaper teaching in Hu'nan Com-munication Polytechnic is analyzed and the curriculum objective is reset. English newspaper teaching in polytechnic should be guided by constructivism which emphasizes students-center, creating healthy learning environment and encouraging the use of various information resources. Thus, the meaning of knowledge can be better constructed and the teaching effect can be opti-mized.%传统英文报刊教学模式难以培养学生的创新思维能力。分析了我院目前英文报刊教学现状并重新进行课程定位之后,笔者认为高职英文报刊教学应在建构主义教学理论的指导下,强调以学生为中心,为学生营造良好的学习环境,鼓励学生利用多种信息资源,从而更好地实现对所学知识意义的建构,优化高职英文报刊课的教学效果。

  20. Conceptual Design for the New RPI 2020 Linac

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    Adolphsen, C.; Bane, K.; Dolgashev, V.; Jensen, A.; Haase, A.; Jongewaard, E.; Kemp, M.; Krasnykh, A.; Lewandowski, J.; Li, Z.; Neilson, J.; Pearson, C.; Tantawi, S.; Wang, J.; Yeremian, A.D.; /SLAC; Brand, P.; Danon, Y.; /Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.; Epping, B.; Donovan, T.; Block, R.; Leinweber, G.; /Knolls Atomic Power Lab.

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    The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) spectrometer is an installation based on an L-band linear accelerator designed and installed many decades ago. While this installation has served many important experiments over the decades, a new more powerful and more flexible linac to serve a wider range of experiments is envisioned as an upgrade to the existing installation by 2020.

  1. A Detailed Evaluation of a Laser Triangulation Ranging System for Mobile Robots

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    1983-08-01

    A RPI TECHNICAL REPORT MP-82 A DETAILED EVALUATION OF A LASER - TRIANGULATION RANGING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE ROBOTS by Thomas J. Clement Contract MDA-903...Polytechnic Institute Technical Report MP-79, Troy, N.Y., May 1982. 9. McNellis, T., "Evaluation of a Laser Triangulation Ranging System for Mobile Robots ." Rensselaer

  2. Shallow-Water Propagation

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    Shallow- Water Propagation William L. Siegmann Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 110 Eighth Street Troy, New York 12180-3590 phone: (518) 276...ocean_acoustics LONG-TERM GOALS Develop methods for propagation and coherence calculations in complex shallow- water environments, determine...intensity and coherence. APPROACH (A) Develop high accuracy PE techniques for applications to shallow- water sediments, accounting for

  3. Using Color to Separate Reflection Components.

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    irvestigated. 5.1 Acknowledgements The author would like to thank Fred Billmeyer , of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and David MacAdam, of the Optics...from Rough Surfaces. MacMillan, 1963. Pages 1-33,70-98. S[3] Billmeyer , Fred W. Jr. Private communication. [4] Blinn, J. F. Models of Light Reflection

  4. Automation and Robotics in the Laboratory.

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    1985-01-01

    A general laboratory course featuring microcomputer interfacing for data acquisition, process control and automation, and robotics was developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is now available to all junior engineering students. The development and features of the course are described. (JN)

  5. Linear Sweep Voltammetry of Adsorbed Neutral Red.

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    E. Creager, G. T. Marks, D. A. Aikens and H. H. Richtol Prepared for Publication in Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry Rensselaer Polytechnic... Electroanalytical Chemistry It. KEY WORDS (Continue oun reverse side It necessary mid Ideneliy by block ntaibor) Neutral Red, cyclic voltammetry, adsorbed dye 20

  6. Modeling Efficient Serial Visual Search

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    OH 45431 USA Wayne D. Gray (grayw@rpi.edu) Cognitive Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 12180 USA Abstract Humans perform...ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Dayton, OH 45431 USA 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION

  7. A concepção de politecnia em Moçambique: contradições de um discurso socialista (1983-1992 The idea of polytechnicalism in Mozambique: contradictions of a socialist discourse (1983-1992

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    Full Text Available O trabalho analisa a fundamentação do conceito de politecnia na educação moçambicana, de acordo com o projeto político proposto pela Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo, que preconizava a instauração de uma sociedade socialista nesse país. Definida nos documentos oficiais como tradução do princípio pedagógico de ligação entre a teoria e a prática, entre a escola e o trabalho, a politecnia deveria permear todo o processo de formação escolar e visava propiciar aos alunos bases para compreender a realidade, assimilar o conhecimento científico e transformar a natureza e a sociedade. Metodologicamente, foi realizada uma pesquisa teórica, revisando a bibliografia sobre o surgimento do conceito de politecnia, o entendimento deste em Marx, Lênin e no movimento operário russo. Também foram consultados documentos oficiais, artigos, livros e resultados de pesquisas sobre a educação socialista moçambicana que focassem o propósito da pesquisa. Empiricamente, realizaram-se entrevistas com intelectuais que estiveram envolvidos com a educação moçambicana no período recortado (1983-1992, na cidade de Maputo, entre janeiro e março de 2005. Da análise de dados e do conteúdo das entrevistas, conclui-se, primeiro, que existe uma diferença na fundamentação da concepção de educação politécnica na proposta pedagógica de Moçambique em relação às propostas sejam de Marx e Lênin. Segundo, que o entendimento do conceito de politecnia em Moçambique foi limitado e que o discurso socialista que acompanhou a educação moçambicana foi contraditório.The work analyzes the grounding of the concept of polytechnicalism in Mozambican education, according to the political project proposed by the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO, which defended the establishment of a socialist nation in that country. Defined in the official documents as a translation of the pedagogical principle of the connection between theory and

  8. A Laboratory Study of Wind-Wave-Current Interactions. Part I

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    1975-01-01

    showed that non- linear modification of surface drift occurs near long wave crests and troughs to modulate the drift experienced by caper - imposed...Polytechnic Inst. of Brooklyn Route 110, Room 205 Farmingdale NY 11735 Dr. Harold W. Lewis Inst. for Defense Analysis P. 0. Box 62 3,l- Santa Barbara

  9. Enlightenment and Reflections on the Concept of Teaching Factory by Nan-yang Polytechnic of Singapore%新加坡南洋理工学院"教学工厂"理念的启发与思考

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    2015-01-01

    The conception of teaching factory is an advanced teaching mode of vocational and technical education. The concept of it has been put forward by Lin Jingdong ,president of Nanyang Polytechnic of Singa-pore. It aims to develop students'teamwork spirit and capabilities of creativity and problem solution. With four stages of development:simulation,copying,fusion and systematic integration,Nanyang Polytechnic suc-ceeds in establishing teaching factory—a comprehensive college-centered teaching mode based on the cur-rent teaching system,a trinity of the college,training centers and enterprises. In consequence ,the teaching facilities and equipments,staff,courses and modes cater for the demands of the enterprises. What can be learned from Nanyang Polytechnic is the successful practice in the cooperation between the college and enter-prise,teaching staff training and employment of the enterprise specialists as teachers. It is important for voca-tional colleges in China to promote vocational education development by admitting more specialists with rich working experience to the teaching staff or as part-time teachers.%"教学工厂"作为一种先进的职业教育理念,较好地解决了长期困扰学校教学的动手实践能力、创业创新能力和团队精神培养问题,促进了学校课程教学与企业岗位需求的有效对接,提升了学校的研发能力和社会服务能力.通过对新加坡南洋理工学院的实地考察与学习,南洋理工学院加强校企合作、重视师资培训、吸引企业专才到学校授课等宝贵经验,可以学习借鉴并运用到我国高等职业教育中,使得职业教育更好地适应市场的需求.

  10. School-running Orientation and Training Mode of Polytechnic Institutes in Britain%英国多科技术学院的办学定位与人才培养

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    杜才平

    2011-01-01

    To meet the requirements of the rapid development of economics and technolo- gy in the world, Britain founded 34 polytechnic institutes in the traditional education system after World War II, opening an epoch of "binary system" in higher education, which promoted the process of higher education massification effectively. However, the polytechnic institutes failed to hold their advantages of school-running, instead, they pursued their academic goals blindly and the ensuing "academic drift" appeared. Though the polytechnic institutes lasted only more than 20 years, the school-running orientation of locality and practicality and the application-oriented personnel training practice offer the following revelation for higher education development in China. The local colleges ought to have clear school-running loca- tion, strengthen the general education courses, and cultivate the application-oriented person- nel according to the local needs.%英国二战后为适应世界经济和科技发展的需要创建了34所多科技术学院,开启了高等教育“二元制”时代,有力地推进了英国高等教育大众化进程。但是,多科技术学院没有固守自己的办学优势,而是一味追求学术化,出现了“学术漂移”现象。多科技术学院虽只存在了20多年的时间,但其地方性、应用性的办学定位和应用型人才培养实践,对我国高等教育发展具有启示意义,地方本科院校要明确自身办学定位,加强通识课程教学,紧密结合地方需求培养应用型人才。

  11. Employment Difficulties of Polytechnic Graduates from the Perspective of Information Asymmetry%信息不对称视野下高职毕业生的就业困境及出路

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    2011-01-01

    For polytechnic graduates, the imbalance of power arising from information asymmetry represents a major obstacle in their effort for employment. Prior information asymmetry may result in adverse selection whereas post information asymmetry may give rise t%信息不对称在高职院校毕业生就业过程中有诸多表现,因事前信息不对称而产生的“逆向选择”和事后信息不对称而产生的“道德风险”是造成高职院校毕业生就业困难的主要原因,本文旨在对这些表现和原因进行浅析并指出走出困境的可能路径。

  12. 地方理工院校经济管理实验示范中心特色建设思考%Thought on the Construction of Economic and Managerial Experimental Demonstration Center of Local Polytechnic Colleges

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    卢海霞; 匡建超; 曾德彬

    2011-01-01

    目前很多高校都设有经济管理专业,经济管理实验室建设非常重视,部分高校的经济管理实验室已申报成为省级或国家级的实验示范中心.地方理工院校,经济管理专业一般不是学校的重点学科,如何根据学校的学科特性和拥有的资源,进行实验中心的内涵和特色建设,值得实验中心的建设者和管理者思考研究.需要从实验示范中心的建设指导思想、建设思路、实验教学体系、中心管理模式等方面进行创新,建设具有理工特色的经济管理实验示范中心.%At present, many colleges and universities have economic and managerial majors. Some laboratory experimental centers have been reported as provincial or national experimental demonstration center. In local polytechnic institutions, economic and managerial majors are not the focus of the school subjects. How to conduct the construction according to the university' characteristics and resources is a problem that worth thinking and discussing. We need to make an innovation on the construction of the experimental demonstration center guidelines, construction ideas, experimental teaching system and the managerial model of the center in order to construt an experimental demonstration center with polytechnic characteristics.

  13. Teacher conceptions in the area of Nature Sciences about the construction of interdisciplinarity in Polytechnic Intermediate Education: the contribution of faculty expertise to reality in two schools in Northern Rio Grande do Sul

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    Full Text Available High School education in Rio Grande do Sul underwent reformulations with the proposal for Polytechnic Intermediate Education suggested by the State Education Office. Overall, this proposal arose from the demand for improvements in elementary education, where High School education is concerned, and was implemented along the years of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Among the desired improvements was the need to overcome content education through interdisciplinarity and an integrated curriculum. Taking such changes into consideration – which implied the creation of knowledge areas, curricular restructuring, changes to the means of evaluation and the planning and teaching methodology presumptions – this article aims to report the path and results from research that proposed to investigate the manner in which interdisciplinarity began being constructed by educators in the area of Nature Sciences from faculty expertise. The methodology employed was of ethnographic research, that allowed to gather a wealth of data and opinions from the individuals investigated, namely nine teachers from the Nature Sciences area that encompasses the subjects of chemistry, physics and biology, from two intermediate education public schools in Northern Rio Grande do Sul. Data interpretation was carried out under the perspective of Discursive Textual Analysis and allowed for the identification of both the hurdles that made interdisciplinary construction and action unfeasible, such as lack of time for planning, and possible alternatives to overcome such hurdles, among which faculty expertise. From the discussion of those results, it can be observed that the proposal for Polytechnic High School provided space for the construction of the interdisciplinary praxis as well as for reflecting on and awareness building of its need, making it feasible from theoretic-methodological (reoptions on the part of the faculty in the bias of their expertise as such.

  14. Series of selenoid valve pneumatic AC 220 volts with disposable contra angle as a replacement for micromotor in preclinic laboratory (experimental study on the health ministry of health polytechnic course D-III department of dental nursing Tasikmalaya

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    Full Text Available To report on the essential performance characteristics of disposable air turbine handpiece and on aspect of their convenience and safety for preclinical use. The disposable handpiece is not recommended drilling in oral cavity. We use for student practical  in Operative Dentistry at preclinic laboratory. The other side micromotor low speed handpiece used as bur device on the phantom, the problem usually found in preclinik laboratory on practical conservation with the use of micromotor frequent damage to the handpiece (contra angel. Micromotor tend to heat up faster and have a low-speed, so it took a long time to complete the drilling, using the micromotor tend to be less safe because of the power generated from the flow of electricity at any time could damage. The price of  micromotor also is quite expensive. The limitations of the budget funds for maintenance, repair and procurement of mikromotor also became a problem. Based on these problems, the research team made a solution in the form of a replacement tool (substitute micromotor with the aim to resolve the existing problems as well as creating practices preclinic more effectively and efficiently. The use of a simple drill tool in the form of a series of Pneumatic Valve 220 volt (include electric compressor and Selenoid Disposible Handpiece Contra-angles as a new innovation in the laboratory of Dental Nursing. Majors preclinik Health Polytechnic Tasikmalaya  have been applied for last 3 years and have been able to more efficient cost of procurement tool of 70%. This disposible tool is apparently able to drill up to 20 times preparasicavity. This research uses descriptive method. Data collection techniques are used through the question form or questionnaire. Population and sample the study is a students collage 2nd years D-III of department of dental nursing Health Polytechnic Tasikmalaya. From the results of research that the majority of students expressed pleased and satisfied. This

  15. Escola Politécnica: possivelmente o primeiro curso formal de contabilidade do estado de São Paulo The Polytechnic School: possibly the first formal accountancy course in the state of São Paulo

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho demonstra que, diferentemente do que se tem tanto falado, a primeira instituição formal de ensino contábil do Estado de São Paulo foi a Escola Politécnica, fundada em 1894, que ministrava no Curso Preliminar, equivalente ao primeiro ano do curso de engenharia, aulas de Escrituração Mercantil, conferindo aos alunos que fossem aprovados nas disciplinas que integravam esse primeiro módulo, o diploma de Contador. Em 08.12.1900, o Decreto Federal no 727 reconhecia oficialmente os diplomas expedidos pela instituição, desde a sua fundação, independentemente do exercício da profissão. A Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado, fundada em 1902, foi a segunda instituição voltada ao ensino contábil nesse Estado. Considerando-se um hiato de oito anos entre a fundação de ambas as instituições, não restam dúvidas de que a Escola Politécnica é a primeira instituição formal de ensino contábil do Estado de São Paulo. Não obstante, um nome surge ligado exponencialmente às duas instituições: Horácio Berlinck.This study demonstrates that, as opposed to what is commonly told, the first accounting teaching institution in São Paulo state was the Polytechnic School, which was founded in 1894 and offered, as part of its Preliminary Course, equivalent to the first year of the engineering course, Mercantile bookkeeping classes, granting to students who graduated in the subjects of this first module the degree of Accountant. On 12/08/1900, Federal Decree no 727 officially recognized the degrees issued by the institutions since the time of its foundation, independently from whether the profession was exercised. The Álvares Penteado School of Commerce Foundation, which was founded in 1902, was the second institution oriented towards accounting teaching in that State. In view of an eight-year gap between the founding of the two institutions, it is beyond doubt that the Polytechnic School is the first accounting

  16. On the Application of Educational Wisdom to Class Man-agement of Polytechnic Schools and Junior Colleges%论教育智慧在中、高职班级管理中的运用

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    魏云柯

    2016-01-01

    Educational wisdom is an important reflection of teach-ers' ability and quality, and it embodies teachers' observation, the depth and flexibility of thinking, the determination of the will and so on. In practical education, every teacher needs to face the test:they have to face the various characteristics of the students in polytechnic schools and junior colleges with the complicated problems. They can use educational wisdom to solve difficult problems, thus more appropriately managing class affairs. From several aspects, the research elaborates the training and experi-ence of educational wisdom and the application of educational wisdom in the actual class management: an overview of educa-tional wisdom;manifestation of educational wisdom;the use of e-ducational wisdom; efficacy and problems needing attention in class management of polytechnic schools and junior colleges.%教育智慧是教师能力和素质的一种重要体现,体现出教师观察的敏锐性、思维的深刻性和灵活性、意志的果断性等。在实际的教育工作中,面临中、高职各式性格的学生和纷繁复杂的问题,能够运用教育智慧解决棘手的问题,从而较妥当地管理班级事务是每位教师需要面对的考验。本研究从教育智慧概述,教育智慧的表现方式,中、高职班级管理中教育智慧的运用、功效及需要注意的问题几个方面去阐述教育智慧的培养和历练以及在实际班级管理中的运用。

  17. 高职生综合职业能力问卷设计中的信度研究%On Reliability Analysis of Comprehensive Competency Questionnaire for Polytechnic Students

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    陈慧

    2016-01-01

    当前高职院校非常重视学生综合职业能力的培养,但因为缺乏一份科学的综合职业能力问卷,其定量研究非常少。通过厘清综合职业能力的定义和子项,然后设计问卷,后经过因子分析和信度分析,得到25个题项的新问卷。该问卷总体信度和各分量表的内部信度基本达到要求。%Polytechnic educators attach great importance to fostering students' comprehensive competencies. Lacking a precise questionnaire, the related quantitative researches are badly needed. Before questionnaire design, the definition and sub-items of comprehensive competencies are made clear. Afterward, factor analysis and reliability analysis are carried out to get a new 25-question questionnaire with a satisfactory credibility.

  18. Introduction and Thinking of Project-based Teaching in Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic%新加坡南洋理工学院项目教学简介与思考

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    2012-01-01

    为了给课程项目改造同仁提供借鉴的参考资料,服务我国职业教育改革的需求,笔者以在新加坡南洋理工学院研修学习对该学院课程项目教学的所见所闻为依据,结合自己对课程项目改造的实践与理解,提出一些关于课程项目改造的思考与想法。%In order to give reference to associates for their curriculum project reform and serve the needs of vocational education reform in China,the author,based on his learning experiences of the project-based teaching in Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic and combining with his own understanding and practice of the project-based curriculum reform,puts forward some ideas on the curriculum reform to share with colleagues.

  19. On the Enlightenment of "Teaching Factory"Models in Nanyang Polytechnic%南洋理工学院“教学工厂”模式与启示

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    刘海蓉

    2011-01-01

    Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore assimilates Germany's binary education concept and develops "teaching factory" models. On the basis of the summary of the worthwhile experiences of "teaching factory" models and the practical teaching of higher vocational colleges in China;the article suggests that China's vocational education draw on "teaching factory" concept and improve work-study combination level through teachers training, practical bases construction, curriculum system reform and college-enterprise cooperation, etc.%新加坡南洋理工学院吸收德国“二元制”教育理念,创立“教学工厂”模式。在总结“教学工厂”教学模式有益经验的基础上,结合中国高职院校的教学实际,提出中国高职教育可从师资队伍培训、实训基地建设、课程体系改革、校企合作等方面借鉴“教学工厂”理念,提高工学结合水平。

  20. Thinking on the Teaching Philosophy and Teaching Model of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic%南洋理工学院教学理念和教学模式的思考

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    薛海斌

    2013-01-01

    Teaching innovation is a key factor to improve teaching quality .Teaching innovation ,teaching factory ,double-track system ,and borderless is important teaching idea and model of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic .These ideas provided us with experience .We should adopt the teaching innovation based on local conditions to improve teaching quality of higher vocational education by the reform of teaching system and course system .%教学创新是提高教学质量的重要途径。南洋理工学院的“教学工厂”、“双轨制”、“无界化”的教学理念和教学模式给我们进行教学创新提供了可借鉴的经验。在我们的教学工作中,应立足于本地区的经济发展条件和本校的实际,创造性地利用以上思想进行教学创新,把这些思想有效地应用到教学体系和课程体系改革中,提升高职教育的教学质量。

  1. The Influence of Autonomous Learning on Polytechnic College English Classroom Teaching%高职英语自主学习以及对课堂教学效果的影响

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    赵小娟

    2011-01-01

    Ever since the raise of the concept of "Autonomous Learning" in the 1950s,there have been a lot of discussions about it,as well as large researches on it.In China's foreign language teaching,autonomous learning has become a pursuit and an aim for new times English classroom teaching.This essay is going to explore the fostering of autonomous learning awareness will enhance the effect of polytechnic college English classroom teaching,integrating the writer's experience of teaching Hotel Management majors.%自主学习观念自二十世纪五﹑六十年代提出以来,已成为教育改革的主要目标之一。为顺应这一要求,结合高职院校的特点、以语言自主学习中心为平台改革教学,不仅培养学生的英语自主学习能力,还能有效促进英语课堂教学。

  2. The Study on Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic Innovative Model of Vocational Education%新加坡南洋理工学院高职教育创新模式初探

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    马宁; 寿劲秋

    2011-01-01

    Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic is renowned for its advanced mentality on running vocational education.This university is mainly characterized by organizational culture, mentality innovation, capability development and school-enterprise cooperation. And"Teaching-oriented Factory" is the university's unique teaching mode. The technical and vocational institutions in China can learn a lot from them on the professional curriculum development and course development.%新加坡南洋理工学院以其先进的职业教育办学理念享誉全世界.组织文化、理念创新,能力开发、校企合作成为其办学的主要特色,"教学工厂"是其独到的教学模式.这些对于我国高职院校的专业设置和课程建设具有积极的启示和借鉴作用.

  3. 构建“多元融合、和而不同”的宁职院文化%Diversity and Inclusion:the Typical Culture of Ningbo Polytechnic

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    徐挺

    2012-01-01

    遵循"以服务为宗旨、以就业为导向"的办学方针,宁职院已经确立了"和而不同"的校风——做人、做事、做学问和而不同,百花齐放,共建和谐。今后一个时期,学院重要的现实课题是,积极探索"大学文化"、"区域文化"与"企业文化"的对接、融合和内化,构建"多元融合、和而不同"的宁职院文化。%After establishment of employment-oriented education mode, Ningbo Polytechnic also set up the college spirit of harmony in diversity, which melt in communication, subject to do for the college in the coming years is to explore the internalization between college culture, regional culture and enterprise diversity and inclusion in this college. business and research. The realistic possibility of abutment, fusion and culture and come the ideal state of diversity and inclusion in this college.

  4. Articulando ensino e pesquisa: construindo uma proposta de capacitação para docentes do ensino técnico Linking teaching and research: establishing a proposal for training polytechnic school faculty

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    Vitoria Vellozo

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo visa contribuir para reflexão acerca das alternativas de capacitação e qualificação de docentes atuantes no ensino técnico, com base na experiência do Programa de Aperfeiçoamento do Ensino Técnico (PAETEC, desenvolvido pela Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio (EPSJV/FIOCRUZ. O PAETEC busca a renovação das práticas de aperfeiçoamento profissional, no próprio local de trabalho, de forma a possibilitar maior interação entre processos educacionais e atividade de pesquisa. Para tanto, utiliza como estratégia uma metodologia integradora que permite ao professor refletir sobre sua própria prática, transformando-a em objeto de investigaçãoBased on the experience of a teacher training program entitled Program for Continuing Education of Polytechnic Faculty (PAETEC developed by the Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio (EPSJV/FIOCRUZ, this article is intended to contribute to the discussion of alternatives for continuing vocational teacher education programs. In the search for new on-the-job teacher training models fostering interaction between the educational process and research activity, the experience employs a strategy based on the construction of an integrated methodology allowing teachers to reflect on their own practices and turn them into the object of their research.

  5. Diseño de un Modelo 3D del Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid con Realidad Virtual Design of a 3D Model with Virtual Reality of the Colombian Polytechnic Institute Jaime Isaza Cadavid

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo muestra el desarrollo de un Entorno Virtual de la Sede Poblado del Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid, utilizando técnicas de realidad virtual. Esto con el fin de obtener un modelo de la planta física de la Institución que proyecte su imagen, a través de una interfaz gráfica amigable basada en tecnología 3D. El trabajo fue realizado en las siguientes etapas: i caracterización de la planta física y diseño del modelo virtual, par lo que se seleccionaron 3DMax y Maya de Autodesk entre varias herramientas de modelado 3D y Unity como motor gráfico; ii creación de mapas UV; y iii proceso de texturización. Los resultados del entorno virtual desarrollado permiten al usuario navegar por la institución e interactuar con los diferentes espacios como si estuviera en un videojuego.This work shows the development of a Virtual Environment of the campus Poblado of the Colombian Polytechnic Jaime Isaza Cadavid, using virtual reality techniques. This with the aim of obtaining a model of the physical plant of the institution to project its image through a friendly graphical interface based on 3D technology. The work was developed following three main steps: i characterization of the physical and virtual design of the model, for which 3DMax and Maya of Autodesk were selected among the several tools for 3D modeling and Unity as graphics engine; ii creation of UV mapping; and iii texturing process. The results of the proposed virtual environment allow the user to navigate around the institution and interact with the different spaces as done with a video-game.

  6. 高职非英语专业学生利用智能手机辅助英语学习行为研究——以广东农工商职业技术学院为例%Research on Behavior of Non-English Majors in Polytechnics Using Smart Phones to Assist English Learning—Taking Guangdong AIB Polytechnic College as an Example

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    研究调查了非英语专业学生利用智能手机辅助英语学习的行为,发现使用QQ、微信、YouTube视频点播、录音播放、电子邮件等辅助英语学习的行为较普及,英语程度高的学生比英语程度低的学生更经常利用智能手机辅助英语学习,女生比男生更经常利用智能手机辅助英语学习.文章指出,英语教师必须进行深入的研究,引导学生合理利用智能手机的强大功能以及移动互联网提供的海量资源,以促进学生知识的拓展与内化.%This research investigates the behavior of non-English majors in polytechnics using smart phones to assist English learning and finds that it is very common among the students to assist English learning using QQ, WeChat, YouTube, record playing, email, etc. The research also finds that students with higher English proficiency level use such media more often than those with lower proficiency level, and that female students use such media more often than their male counterparts. This paper poses that English teachers should carry on further research and direct students to make proper use of the powerful functions of smart phones and numerous resources provided by mobile Internet so as to help students expand their learning scope and internalize what they learn.

  7. Four Novel p.N385K, p.V36A, c.1033–1034insT and c.1417–1418delCT Mutations in the Sphingomyelin Phosphodiesterase 1 (SMPD1 Gene in Patients with Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD

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    Full Text Available Background: Types A and B Niemann-Pick disease (NPD are autosomal-recessive lysosomal storage disorders caused by the deficient activity of acid sphingomyelinase due to mutations in the sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase 1 (SMPD1 gene. Methods: In order to determine the prevalence and distribution of SMPD1 gene mutations, the genomic DNA of 15 unrelated Iranian patients with types A and B NPD was examined using PCR, DNA sequencing and bioinformatics analysis. Results: Of 8 patients with the p.G508R mutation, 5 patients were homozygous, while the other 3 were heterozygous. One patient was heterozygous for both the p.N385K and p.G508R mutations. Another patient was heterozygous for both the p.A487V and p.G508R mutations. Two patients (one homozygous and one heterozygous showed the p.V36A mutation. One patient was homozygous for the c.1033–1034insT mutation. One patient was homozygous for the c.573delT mutation, and 1 patient was homozygous for the c.1417–1418delCT mutation. Additionally, bioinformatics analysis indicated that two new p.V36A and p.N385K mutations decreased the acid sphingomyelinase (ASM protein stability, which might be evidence to suggest the pathogenicity of these mutations. Conclusion: with detection of these new mutations, the genotypic spectrum of types A and B NPD is extended, facilitating the definition of disease-related mutations. However, more research is essential to confirm the pathogenic effect of these mutations.

  8. Instâncias de participação na gestão do sistema municipal de ensino: possibilidades e perplexidades no processo de democratização Instances of participation in the management of the municipal system of education: Possibilities and confusion in the process of democratization

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    Edson Francisco Andrade

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa a questão da construção da cultura democrática no âmbito do sistema de ensino do Recife a partir da inter-relação entre as instâncias de participação envolvidas com a gestão educacional. O estudo contempla, especialmente, o papel dos Conselhos de Educação, assim como as atribuições da Conferência Municipal de Educação (Comude no processo de proposição de políticas educacionais para os diferentes grupos sociais da sociedade recifense. Os dados foram coletados através de entrevistas semiestruturadas e da administração de questionários em 4 escolas municipais do Recife, além da realização de entrevistas com pessoal estrategicamente posicionado na Secretaria Municipal de Educação, no Conselho Municipal de Educação e membros dos Conselhos Escolares.The article examines the issue of building a democratic culture within the educational system of Recife from the inter-relationship between the parties concerned with the educational administration. The study covers, especially, the roles of Education Boards, as well as the tasks of the Conference Hall of Education (COMUDE in the process of proposing educational policies to different social groups in Recife. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and questionnaires on 04 municipal schools in Recife, in addition to conducting interviews with strategically positioned staff at the Municipal Department of Education, the Municipal Council of Education and members of School Councils.

  9. Estudo das fraturas peritrocanterianas instáveis do fêmur tratadas com haste céfalo-diafisária bloqueada: técnica minimamente invasiva Study of femur unstable peritrochanteric fractures treated with blocked cephalodiaphyseal shaft: a minimally invasive technique

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    Maurício de Moraes

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    Full Text Available Sessenta e cinco pacientes com fraturas peritrocanterianas instáveis foram tratados cirurgicamente com fixação intramedular céfalo-diafisária bloqueada (sistema minimamente invasivo. Realizou-se redução fechada em mesa de tração com utilização da radioscopia. Carga parcial assistida foi encorajada a partir do segundo dia pós-operatório. Em todos os pacientes estudados, foi obtida consolidação entre 12 e 18 semanas (média de 14.5 semanas, sendo observados seis casos (9,2% de consolidação viciosa, quatro (6,1% de encurtamento do membro (Sixty five patients with unstable peritrochanteric fractures were surgically treated with blocked intramedullary cephalodiaphyseal fixation (minimally invasive system. Closed reduction in traction table was performed with radioscopy. Assisted partial load was encouraged after the second postoperative day. In all examined patients, healing was achieved within 12 to 18 weeks (average 14.5 weeks. Complications were seen in six cases (9.2% with vicious union, four cases (6.1% with shortening of the limb (<1cm, three cases (4.6% with compression screw migration to acetabulum, and one case (1.5% with intraoperative fracture of the lateral femur cortical. Five patients (7.6% presented with distal deep venous thrombosis (DVT with no clinical repercussion. No superficial or deep infection was seen up to the last review. In the three cases of proximal migration of the compression screw, system was removed without intercurrences. We concluded that the methodology employed here is efficient, safe, with low morbidity potential. It is a fast technique, presenting little complications, promoting an early rehabilitation for the patient.

  10. O Estado como empregador de última instância: uma proposta de pleno emprego, estabilidade e condições dignas de trabalho para o Brasil The government as an employer of last resort: a proposal for full employment, stability and fair working conditions for Brazil

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    Zoraide Bezerra Gomes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetiva compreender a estrutura conceitual e teórica do programa empregador de última instância (ELR e fazer um levantamento dos argumentos pró e contra a implantação do programa no Brasil. Sendo o desemprego estrutural um problema que afeta as economias capitalistas do mundo inteiro, seria possível eliminá-lo da economia brasileira sem gerar um processo inflacionário? Como ainda argumentam os economistas do novo consenso, seria necessário para tanto promover uma política de flexibilização do mercado de trabalho? A hipótese fundamentada na teoria crítica de Minsky (1986 e Wray (2003 sobre o desenvolvimento contemporâneo do capitalismo é que, se o Estado atuar como ELR, o desemprego estrutural poderá ser totalmente eliminado da economia sem provocar um processo inflacionário ou incorrer nos possíveis malefícios causados pela flexibilização trabalhista.This paper aims to understand the conceptual and theoretical framework of the employer of last resort (ELR program and analyze the arguments in favor of and against its implementation in Brazil. As structural unemployment is a problem which affects all capitalist economies around the world, would it be possible to eliminate it from the Brazilian economy without generating an inflationary process? Or, as the economists of the new consensus argue, would it be necessary to promote a labor market reform policy? The hypothesis, based on the critical theory of Minsky (1986 and Wray (2003 on the contemporary development of capitalism, is that if the government acts as an ELR, structural unemployment could be entirely eliminated from the economy without provoking an inflationary process, nor experiencing negative effects caused by labor market reform policies.

  11. Arbetsgivares inställning till nyexaminerade personalvetare.

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    En diskrepans mellan högre utbildning och arbetsmarknadens krav tycks existera. Detta avser framförallt den kompetens högre utbildning medför gentemot arbetsmarknadens efterfrågan, vilket påverkar såväl organisationer, studenter som samhället i stort. Anställningsbarheten efter avslutade studier har därmed blivit en framträdande fråga. Denna studie inriktar sig specifikt mot personalvetare och deras möjligheter på arbetsmarknaden efter avslutad utbildning. Intentionen var att skapa en djupare...

  12. Activities of NIST (National Inst. of Standards and Technology)

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    The Radiometric Physics Division of the NIST is responsible for the national standards in radiation thermometry, spectroradiometry, photometry, and spectrophotometry; dissemination of these standards by providing measurement services to customers requiring calibrations of the highest accuracy; and conducting fundamental and applied research to develop the scientific basis for future measurement services. Its relevance to EOS/TIR calibration includes calibrating unknown blackbody for radiance using a well-characterized NIST blackbody source by matching the radiant fluxes with an IR radiometer. The TIR Round Robin is used to verify the calibration of the sources that are used for the absolute radiometric calibration of the individual EOS sensors.

  13. Multifunctional Core-Shell and Nano-channel Design for Nano-sized Thermo-sensor

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    L R E P O R T DTRA-TR-14-32 Multifunctional Core-Shell and Nano- channel Design for Nano-sized Thermo - sensor Distribution Statement A... Thermo -sensor PI: Jie Lian, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY...within s time frame. (2) Scope This project is under the scope of Basic and Applied Sciences Directorate and the JSTO and Nano-sized Thermo -sensor

  14. Nonlinear Vibrations, Stability, and Dynamics of Structures and Mechanisms Conference (4th) Held in Blacksburg, Virginia on June 7-11, 1992

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    12a. DISTRIBUTION / AVAILABILITY STATEMENT 12b. DISTRIBUTION CODE Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. 13. ABSTRACT (Maximum 200...Duffing Equation H. Guowei , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINA and F. Tong North-Western Engineering University, Shaanxi. CHINA Bifurcations in...and Control of a Taut Inclined Cable with a Riding Accelerating Mass I. Tadjbakhsh and Y. M. Wang , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Modal

  15. Remote Operations Control Center (ROCC)

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    Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, monitor the progress of the Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment (IDGE) during the U.S. Microgravity Payload-4 (USMP-4) mission (STS-87, Nov. 19 - Dec. 5, 1997). Remote Operation Control Center (ROCC) like this one will become more common during operations with International Space Station. IDGE, flown on three Space Shuttle missions, is yielding new insights into virtually all industrially relevant metal and alloy forming operations. Photo credit: Renssenlaer Polythnic Institute (RPI)

  16. Workshop on Smart Structures (1st) Held at The University of Texas at Arlington on September 22-24 1993. Collection of Extended Abstracts

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    34 Electrorheological Material Based Adaptive Structures Incorporating In-Situ Sensing Neural Network Real Time Control* Vittal Rao, Rajendra Damle, Chris...and Optimization of Composite and Sandwich Panels Using Piezoelectric Stiffeners- Actuators " Z. Chaudhry, T. Ganino and Craig A. Rogers, Virginia...Memory Alloy Actuators Embedded in Composite Beams’ H. James Pfaeffie, Dimitris C. Lagoudas and Kevin C. Craig Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute "Active

  17. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam. Report 2. Examination of the Post-Earthquake Slide of February 9, 1971

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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES). Principal Investigators were Dr. Gonzalo Castro for...78. Poulos, Steve J., Castro, Gonzalo and France, John W. (1985) "Liquefaction Evaluation Procedure," Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division...of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 113, No. 8, August, 1987. Seed, H. Bolton, Idriss, I. M. and Arango , Ignacio (1983) "Evaluation of

  18. International Symposium on Halide Glasses (2nd) (Extended Abstracts).

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    method in which Pyrex 7740 is the standard material. These results will be compared with our earlier results on a fluorozirconate glass ( ZBLAN glass ...AliS 215 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON HALIDE GLASSES 12ND) 1/1 (EXTENDED ABSTRACTS) (U) RENSSELAER POLY’TECHNIC INST TROY NY DEPT OF MATERIALS ENGINEE...Classification) Second International Symposium on Halide Glasses (Extended Abstracts) (U) 12. PERSONAL AUTHOR(S) Cornelius T. Moynihan Chairman 13a

  19. Analysis of Formation Mechanism around Tourism Scientific Community--Taking Hong Kong Polytechnic University for Example%旅游学术共同体的形成机理分析--以香港理工大学为例

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    李经龙; 詹染; 王亚茹; 徐玉梅

    2016-01-01

    School of hotel and tourism management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University founded in 1979. And its tourism research develops rapidly in recent 20 years, from nameless to No.1 famous tourism scientiifc community. Therefore it is worth pondering the deep reason of its formation and development. The results show that the impetus of tourism market, the cohesion of the academic leader, the interactive force of academic exchange, the endogenous force of tourism scholars, the internationalization of tourism research, the integration of tourism research, the integration of theory and practice and the equalization of livelihood and work are the important factor for the formation of tourism scientiifc community. According to the research, the article also puts forward some constructive suggestions for the formation and development of China's tourism scientiifc community, hoping to provide decision-making reference for the development of China's tourism academic community.%香港理工大学酒店与旅游管理学院成立于1979年,近二十多年来其旅游研究发展非常迅速,从名不见经传的教学组织一跃成为排名世界第一的著名旅游学术共同体,其形成和发展的深层原因值得思考。文章以香港理工大学为例,深入剖析了该旅游学术共同体的形成机理。研究表明:旅游市场的推动力、学术领袖的凝聚力、学术交流的互动力、旅游学者的内生力、旅游研究的国际化、旅游研究的协同化、理论实践的一体化和生活工作的均衡化等8个方面是香港理工大学旅游学术共同体形成的主要原因。根据研究的启示,文章还对我国旅游学术共同体的形成和发展提出了建设性意见,以期为我国旅游学术共同体的建设提供决策参考。

  20. Arte politécnico = Polytechnic art

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    Full Text Available El diseño industrial desde la segunda mitad del siglo XX empieza a entenderse también como catalizador cultural, capaz de actuar como una forma de crítica cultural y social. Este papel se pone de manifiesto igualmente en una parte del arte contemporáneo. Sus caminos a menudo se cruzan, no sólo en este aspecto relativo a la funcionalidad social sino en otras cuestiones relativas a la manera de analizar la relación de los objetos con el espacio, es decir con nuestro entorno. El título hace mención a unas obras de arte basadas en las cualidades formales y simbólicas de los objetos provenientes de la tecnología y el diseño industrial, para ser llevadas al campo de la estética y de la percepción.  Abstract The industrial design from the second half of the 20th century starts being understood also as cultural ca-talyst, capable of acting as a form of cultural and social critique. This role is manifest equally for a part of the contemporary art. Their ways often cross, not only in this aspect relative to the social functionality but in other relative questions like analyzing the relation of the objects with the space, that is to say with our environment. The title make refernce to a few works of art based on the formal and symbolic qualities of the objects from the technology and the industrial design, to be taken to the field of the aesthetics and of the perception.

  1. 2016 Rose Ojowhoh Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro

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    Information Impact | Journal of Information and Knowledge Management ... projects. In today's library, development has become easier to implement than was previously possible. The more flexible scope of today's job makes this possible.

  2. Educational inclusion in Salesian Polytechnic University

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    Miriam Gallegos

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    Full Text Available La Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS, cumpliendo con su misión y el carisma que la inspira, ha implementado acciones que promueven la inclusión no solo de personas con discapacidad, sino de todos aquellos estudiantes que se encuentran en situación de vulnerabilidad. Esto ha permitido motivar de manera paulatina la instauración de una cultura inclusiva en todos los servicios y programas que ella brinda.

  3. 高职院校经费投入主体多元化战略研究--基于“事业收入”来源结构视角%Strategic Thinking on the Issue of Multichannel of funds of Higher Vocational Education:from the Perspective of the Structure of Polytechnic Revenue

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    2014-01-01

    经费投入主体多元化是我国高等职业教育改革发展的重要趋势。在这一模式下,“事业收入”是教育经费来源的重要渠道。从统计和会计口径发现,“事业收入”中扣除“学杂费”后的剩余部分,可以在某种程度上衡量学校为社会主体提供教学培训和科研服务获得收入的水平。利用ARIMA模型考察该“剩余部分”的影响因素发现,办学声誉和应用型科技服务能力对学校增加事业收入中“剩余部分”有显著影响,因此,高职院校应努力通过提高学校声誉和应用型技术研发能力增加自身的经费收入。%The practice of multichannel of funds is an important trend in the reform and development of higher vocation-al education.The revenue of polytechnic is one of main educational fund sources,which contains tuition and fees.From the perspective of statistic and account,the residual from revenue of polytechnic minus tuition and fees can measure uni-versities or institutes’ability to provide educational training and scientific and technological service for other social enti-ties.Using the model of ARIMA,factors influenced the residual are studied,and the results show that the school image and technological serving abilities have marked influence on increasing the polytechnic revenue of higher vocational colleg-es.Therefore,higher vocational colleges should make great efforts to raise funds through enhancing school image and ser-vice abilities.

  4. 77 FR 75670 - Manufacturer of Controlled Substances, Notice of Registration, AMRI Rensselaer, Inc.

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    ... basic classes of controlled substances: Drug Schedule Marihuana (7360) I Tetrahydrocannabinols (7370) I... reference to drug code 7360 (Marihuana), the company plans to bulk manufacture cannabidiol as a synthetic...

  5. 77 FR 47114 - Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application; AMRI Rensselaer, Inc.

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    2012-08-07

    ... following basic classes of controlled substances: Drug Schedule Marihuana (7360) I Tetrahydrocannabinols... distribution to its customers. In reference to drug code 7360 (Marihuana), the company plans to bulk...

  6. 新形势下高职院校学生党员发展工作研究--以湖南交通职业技术学院为例%Research on the Development of Student Party Members in Higher Vocational Colleges under the New Situation:Taking Hunan Communication Polytechnic for Example

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    李志琴

    2016-01-01

    文章以湖南交通职业技术学院学生党员发展工作为切入点,通过实际分析,罗列出当前高职院校学生党员发展工作中存在的主要问题,并提出了相应的对策。%This paper takes the development of student Party members in Hunan Communication Polytechnic as the breakthrough point, through the actual analysis, it lists the main problems existing in the current development work of student Party members in current higher vocational colleges and puts forward the corresponding countermeasures.

  7. Empowering Ghanaian Polytechnic Students through Entrepreneurship and Competency Based Education: A Case Study of Takoradi Polytechnic

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    Gyan, Matthew Kweku; Attah, Emmanuel Yaw; Asare-Appiah, Michael

    2015-01-01

    The youth cannot be ignored in view of the vital roles they play in the socio-economic development of nations around the globe. Entrepreneurship education has been identified as one of the most innovative ways of arresting graduate unemployment around the globe. Youth unemployment has been on the increase in recent times partly due to traditional…

  8. Analysis and Measures on the Independent Enrollment Students in Higher Vocational Colleges——To Take Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic for an Example%高职院校单独招生学生学业情况及对策研究——以广州番禺职业技术学院单独招生生源为例

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    2011-01-01

    高职院校开展单独招生改革试点工作是高考招生制度改革的重要探索,是促进高职院校进行多元化选拔生源的重要举措。文章在对广州番禺职业技术学院2007级单独招生生学业情况进行分析的基础上,对如何进一步提高单独招生生的培养质量提出了应对的策略。%The independent enrollment in higher vocational colleges is an important exploration of college entrance examination enrollment system,as well as an important action to promote diversity selection of College students.The author takes the study status of independent enrollment students in Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic for an Example to investigate and analyse,and provides some suggestions for reference and enlightenment.

  9. New farmers training work based on occupational core competence--Taking the farmer training of Yangzhou Polytechnic College as an example%基于职业核心能力的新型农民培训工作初探--以扬州市职业大学农民培训工作为例

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    刘萍; 杜庆平; 邓峰; 沈新华

    2014-01-01

    本文以扬州市职业大学农民培训工作为例,从新型农民内涵与要求出发,将职业核心能力的培养渗透在新型农民培训各个环节中,初步从参与培训的师资要求、培训目标制定、培训内容与方法、校企合作培养、质量保障与管理体系的建立等方面探讨了创新新型农民培训的新思路。%In this paper, taking the farmer training of Yangzhou Polytechnic College as an example, from the connotation and requirements of farmers, cultivating core competence, the occupation infiltrated in all aspects of the training of new farmers, construction and other aspects of the preliminary from participation in training teacher requirements, training objectives, contents and methods of training, school enterprise cooperation training, quality assurance and management system to explore the new ways to innovate new farmers training.

  10. The Practice of Omni - directionally Improving the Quality of Graduation Deign (Thesis) in Tianjin Polytechnic University%天津工业大学全方位提高毕业设计(论文)质量的实践

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    武宝林; 王文涛

    2012-01-01

    毕业设计(论文)工作是本科教学过程中的重要实践环节,本文结合当前形势和自身特点,从规范管理和建立长效机制的角度介绍了天津工业大学多年来为保证和持续提高毕业设计(论文)质量采取的一些举措。这些措施贯穿于毕业设计(论文)工作的全过程,并取得了一些成效。%The graduation design (thesis) is an important practical link in the undergraduate teaching process. The paper combines the current situation and its own characteristic, introduces some measures used to guarantee and constantly improve the quality of graduation design ( thesis ) in Tianjin Polytechnic University for many years, from angels of standardizing management and constructing long - term mechanism. Those meas- ures run throughout the whole process of graduation design (thesis) , and attain some effects.

  11. 职业院校的科研定位及特色——以宁夏职业技术学院为例%Location and Characteristics of Scientific Research in Higher Vocational Colleges: Ningxia Polytechnic as an Example

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    赵佳

    2013-01-01

    宁夏职业技术学院的科研工作定位应该是:科研反哺教学,以校企合作应用性科研为主,科研团队“双师型“,通过科研增强学校在社会的影响力.科研特色包括三个方面:一以项目为纽带,打造产学研科研团队;二是培育高职特色科研;三是创新科技管理机制.%The research work in Ningxia Polytechnic should be : nurturing teaching of scientific research, led by the cooperation between schools and enterprises applied scientific research, scientific research team of "double type" through scientific research and enhance the school's influence in society. Features include three areas of scientific research: a project to link build a scientific research team of production; the second is to cultivate the characteristics of higher vocational education and scientific research; third, innovation and technology management mechanism.

  12. Research on Chinese Cultural Aphasia among English Majors---Taking Guangdong Polytechnic College for Example%英语专业学生“中国文化失语症”现象的研究--以广东理工学院为例

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    韦桂柳

    2015-01-01

    大学英语教学中的“中国文化失语症”现象影响了学生跨文化交际能力的发挥。基于此,就广东理工学院英语专业学习者用英语阐释中华文化的能力进行系统的测试和问卷调查,分析英语专业大学生中的中国文化失语现象的成因,并从课程设置、教材、教师能力提升等方面提出改进意见。%Chinese cultural aphasia in college English teaching has affected students’ cross-cultural communication ability. There-fore,this study makes a systematic test and question survey of English majors’ competence of interpreting Chinese culture in English in Guangdong Polytechnic College,analyzes the causes of English majors’ Chinese cultural aphasia and proposes improvement suggestions from aspects of curriculum design,textbooks and promotion of teachers’ quality.

  13. An Explore into Modes of Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Vocational Colleges:A Case Study to Department of Commerce in Guangzhou City Polytechnic%高职院校分阶段、多层次创业教育模式探索——以广州城市职业学院商贸系实践为例

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    余彦蓉; 燕艳

    2012-01-01

    Although studies of entrepreneurship education in higher vocational colleges have been carried on, there is no comparatively mature theory system or frame of it. Based on the practice of entrepreneurship education in Guangzhou City Polytechnic, considering SELM of Sun Yat - sen University, this paper explains the content, teaching methods as well as evaluating norms of entrepreneurship education. It also explores into modes of entrepreneurship education in higher vocational colleges periodically through phases.%高职院校创业教育研究虽已进入起步阶段,但还未形成相对成熟的理论体系和框架,本文以广州城市职业学院的创业教育实践为基础,借鉴中山大学基于全球商业竞争的创业教育模式(SELM),阐述创业教育开展的具体内容、教学方法、教学评估指标,探索了分阶段、多层次的高职院校创业教育模式。

  14. 高职商务英语专业毕业生就业情况调查与分析--以福建信息职业技术学院为例%Survey and Analysis of Higher Vocational Business Eng-lish Graduates' Employment Status:A Case Study on Fu-jian Polytechnic of Information Technology

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    杨晓燕

    2013-01-01

    随着经济全球化进程的不断加深,中国与其他国家之间的贸易活动日益频繁,市场对应用型商务英语人才的需求不断增加。本文通过调查福建信息职业技术学院商务英语专业近两届毕业生的就业情况和用人单位对毕业生的知识及技能要求,为商务英语专业学生就业和学校在人才培养、专业技能以及课程设置上提供一定的参考和借鉴。%Along with the deepening of economic globalization and the frequent trade between China and other countries, the social demand for the application-oriented talents of Business English is increasing accordingly. This thesis aims at offering some useful reference to the Business English students in apply-ing for a job and the schools in personnel and professional skills training as well as curriculum setting by carrying on an investiga-tion to the employment status of the Business English graduates of Fujian Polytechnic of Information Technology in recent two years and the employers' requirements on knowledge and skills of the graduates.

  15. The Construction of University Institutional Repository Embedded in Scientific Research Service:Based on the Construction of Northwestern Polytechnical University Institutional Repository%嵌入科研服务的高校机构知识库建设*--以西北工业大学机构知识库建设为例

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    谭英; 师俏梅; 王若琳

    2016-01-01

    论文在面向全校师生开展机构库用户需求调查分析的基础上,提出嵌入科研服务的高校机构知识库建设方案,并论证了方案的必要性和可行性,同时分别介绍了西北工业大学机构库项目中具有一定特色的增值服务功能和个性化定制功能,以期提高机构库的使用价值与用户体验。%On the base of investigation and analysis of user requirement, this paper presents university institutional repository construction scheme embedded in scientific research service, demonstrates the necessity and feasibility of the scheme, and introduces the characteristic value-added services and customization function of Northwestern Polytechnical University Institutional Repository projects, so as to improve the use value and user experience of institutional repository.

  16. Ainda a educação politécnica: o novo decreto da educação profissional e a permanência da dualidade estrutural Still polytechnic education: the new decree on professional education and the permanence of structural dualism

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    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available O ensaio analisa o recente decreto sobre educação profissional, nº 5.154/04, considerando os limites estruturais impostos pelo modo de produção capitalista à educação, que se manifestam no fenômeno da dualidade estrutural escolar. A partir daí, retoma a concepção de educação politécnica, como um (ainda novo horizonte de debate teórico, político e pedagógico para o campo da educação profissional.This article analyses the recently promulgated 5.154/04 decree on professional education, taking into account the structural limitations imposed by capitalism on education, manifested in the structural dualism of the school system. From there on, the article brings back the idea of polytechnic education as (still a new perspective for the theoretical, political and pedagogical debate on professional education.

  17. 参与体验式教学在高职“应用文写作”教学中的运用--以顺德职业技术学院人文社科学院为例%Participative and Experiential Teaching Used in Practical Writing in Higher Vocational College--Taking College of Humanities and Social Science in Shunde Polytechnic

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    强金国

    2015-01-01

    Secretary major of College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Shunde Polytechnic extended new knowledge, participative and experiential teaching methods by reading Chinese classic poetry activities, which is based on the existing knowledge, poetry writing, practical writing competitions and other activities to inspire students to like learning , to expand and optimize learning strategies, to expand and deepen the teaching content, to enhance students' self-learning, to improve students' writing skills and the ability of transforming and applying ,thus to accelerate each other between teaching and learning.%顺德职业技术学院人文社科学院文秘专业应用文写作教学通过开展中华经典诗词经典诵读活动对接已有知识、诗词扩展写作和应用文写作比赛等活动延伸新学知识的参与体验式教学方式,在激发学生爱学习的同时,达到了拓展并优化学习策略、扩大并深化教学内容、增强学生自主学习能力、提高学生写作水平和迁移运用能力,进而实现教学相长的目标。

  18. Countermeasures to Enhance the Talents’ Quality of Higher Vocational Business Japanese Majors--A Case of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic%高职商务日语专业人才培养质量提升对策研究--以广州番禺职业技术学院为例

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    陈要勤; 陈华胜

    2014-01-01

    以广州番禺职业技术学院商务日语专业的人才培养为个案,首先对历届毕业生以及用人单位做人才培养质量反馈的问卷调查,掌握顾客对专业人才培养质量的需求及期望值,并采用SWOT 工具分析专业人才培养的优势、劣势、机遇和威胁,最后结合质量管理的 PDCA 循环提出人才培养质量提升的对策。%Taking Business Japanese majors of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic as a case, this paper has conducted a questionnaire on the feedbacks from quality of graduates and their employers so as to get the customers’ needs and expectations of talents qualifications. SWOT tool has been applied to analyze the advantages, disadvantages, opportunities and threats of talents’ training of Business Japanese majors. Finally countermeasures to enhance the talents’ training quality are proposed under the PDCA cycle theory of quality management.

  19. Construction of Higher Vocation Customs Clearance and International Freight Transportation Specialties:Based on Experience of Nanyang Polytechnic%借鉴南洋理工学院经验促进高职报关与国际货运专业建设

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    李继宏

    2013-01-01

    介绍了新加坡南洋理工学院的课程设置、“双轨制”的课程体系、教学安排、项目教学模式、“教学工厂”和师资队伍建设的先进理念和做法,并以此为借鉴,就促进我国高职报关与国际货运专业建设提出了相关建议.%In this paper,we introduced the curricular setting of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic,its duo-track course system,teaching arrangement,project-based teaching approach and other advanced teaching ideologies and methodologies concerning the "teaching factory" and teaching resource system construction and then drawing from its successful experience,proposed some suggestions on promoting the development of the higher vocational customs clearance and international freight transportation specialty in China.

  20. Comparação de biomarcadores inflamatórios entre pacientes diabéticos e não-diabéticos com angina instável Comparación de biomarcadores inflamatorios entre pacientes diabéticos y no-diabéticos con angina inestable Comparison of inflammatory biomarkers between diabetic and non-diabetic patients with unstable angina

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Poucos estudos compararam a atividade inflamatória entre pacientes diabéticos e não-diabéticos com síndrome coronariana aguda, e ainda não foi publicado nenhum somente com portadores de angina instável (AI. OBJETIVO: Este estudo teve dois objetivos. Em primeiro lugar, comparar os níveis séricos de proteína C reativa (PCR e interleucina - 6 (IL-6 em pacientes diabéticos e não-diabéticos com angina instável (AI para determinar se a diferença na atividade inflamatória justifica o pior prognóstico nos pacientes diabéticos. Em segundo, avaliar a correlação entre os marcadores inflamatórios e o perfil metabólico em pacientes diabéticos e entre a resposta inflamatória e os desfechos hospitalares, como morte, infarto agudo do miocárdio, insuficiência cardíaca congestiva e tempo de hospitalização. MÉTODOS: Estudo de coorte prospectivo de 90 pacientes consecutivos admitidos na Unidade de Dor Torácica com angina instável. Os pacientes foram divididos em dois grupos: diabéticos e não-diabéticos. Os níveis séricos de PCR e IL-6, o perfil metabólico e a contagem de leucócitos foram obtidos na chegada ao hospital. RESULTADOS: Dos pacientes analisados, 42 (47% eram diabéticos (idade 62 ± 9 e 48 (53% não eram diabéticos (idade 63 ± 12. Não foram encontradas diferenças entre a mediana da PCR (1,78 vs. 2,23 mg/l, p = 0,74 e da IL-6 (0 vs. 0 pg/ml, p = 0,31 entre os dois grupos. Houve uma correlação positiva entre PCR e colesterol total (rs = 0, 21, p = 0, 05, PCR e colesterol LDL (r s = 0,22, p = 0,04 e PCR e contagem de leucócitos (r s = 0,32, p = 0,02 nos dois grupos. Nenhuma associação foi encontrada entre os marcadores inflamatórios e os desfechos hospitalares. CONCLUSÃO: Não encontramos diferença na atividade inflamatória entre os pacientes diabéticos e não-diabéticos com AI, o que indica que esse quadro clínico pode equilibrar a atividade inflamatória entre os dois grupos e aumentar a

  1. 立足“高等性”、凸显“职业性”是高职院校校园文化建设的核心--以顺德职业技术学院为例%Based on the"Higher Attribute",Showing the"Vocational Attribute"the Core of the Construction of Campus Culture in Higher Vocational Colleges---Taking Shunde Polytechnic as an example

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    强金国; 胡蓉

    2014-01-01

    Higher vocational campus culture construction possesses " higher attribute " and " vocational attribute ", during its construction, we should keep a foothold on " higher attribute ",promote its gradation and taste, show " vocational attribute ", highlight its role and target, which aims to construct favorable atmosphere for cultivating higher quality skilled personnel. In this aspect, Shunde Polytechnic carried out precious exploration and practice.%高职校园文化兼具高等性和职业性特征。建设中,要立足“高等性”,提升其层次和品位;凸显“职业性”,突出其角色和面向,为培养高素质技能型人才营造良好氛围。这方面,顺德职院开展了可贵的探索和实践。

  2. Critical experiments with mixed oxide fuel

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    Harris, D.R. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (United States)

    1997-06-01

    This paper very briefly outlines technical considerations in performing critical experiments on weapons-grade plutonium mixed oxide fuel assemblies. The experiments proposed would use weapons-grade plutonium and Er{sub 2}O{sub 3} at various dissolved boron levels, and for specific fuel assemblies such as the ABBCE fuel assembly with five large water holes. Technical considerations described include the core, the measurements, safety, security, radiological matters, and licensing. It is concluded that the experiments are feasible at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reactor Critical Facility. 9 refs.

  3. Substructured multibody molecular dynamics.

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    Grest, Gary Stephen; Stevens, Mark Jackson; Plimpton, Steven James; Woolf, Thomas B. (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD); Lehoucq, Richard B.; Crozier, Paul Stewart; Ismail, Ahmed E.; Mukherjee, Rudranarayan M. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY); Draganescu, Andrei I.

    2006-11-01

    We have enhanced our parallel molecular dynamics (MD) simulation software LAMMPS (Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator, lammps.sandia.gov) to include many new features for accelerated simulation including articulated rigid body dynamics via coupling to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute code POEMS (Parallelizable Open-source Efficient Multibody Software). We use new features of the LAMMPS software package to investigate rhodopsin photoisomerization, and water model surface tension and capillary waves at the vapor-liquid interface. Finally, we motivate the recipes of MD for practitioners and researchers in numerical analysis and computational mechanics.

  4. Letter report: Minor component study for low-level radioactive waste glasses

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    Li, H.

    1996-03-01

    During the waste vitrification process, troublesome minor components in low-level radioactive waste streams could adversely affect either waste vitrification rate or melter life-time. Knowing the solubility limits for these minor components is important to determine pretreatment options for waste streams and glass formulation to prevent or to minimize these problems during the waste vitrification. A joint study between Pacific Northwest Laboratory and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been conducted to determine minor component impacts in low-level nuclear waste glass.

  5. Trends in HPC and Data Center Power, Packaging, and Cooling

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    2016-01-01

    air vs liquid-cooling, and metrics to track it all will be discussed. About the speaker Michael K. Patterson is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Technical Computing Group - Systems Architecture & Pathfinding at the Intel Corporation, in Dupont, Washington, where he works in the power, thermal, and energy-efficient-performance areas of High Performance Computing. The work covers silicon level activity, through platform and rack-level solutions, and on up to interface with Data Center power and cooling technologies. He did his undergraduate work at Purdue University, received his MS degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an...

  6. How to Evaluate Higher Vocational College Teachers’ Job Performance Throughout the Employment Period-TakingShenzhen Polytechnic as an Example%高职院校教师聘期考核办法优化思考--以深圳职业技术学院为例

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    谷茂; 李卓梅; 颜菲

    2016-01-01

    聘期考核是按聘期和岗位职责对教师工作进行绩效考核的方式。本文通过阐述深圳职业技术学院首次聘期考核的主要做法和试行成效,分析高职院校进入内涵发展期制定聘期考核办法及在试行中出现的包括对教学、科研刚性要求;科研工作量化标准“一刀切”等问题,提出强化教学质量评价、扶植科学研究、弹性调节教学与科研工作量、创造人性化考核环境等优化对策。%Job performance evaluation throughout the employment period is the way to evaluate a teacher’s performance according to the job responsibility required by his position. This article expounds both the main characteristics and the effective methods of the evaluation system carried out in the first employment period of Shenzhen Polytechnic. It also analyzes problems such as compulsory requirements for both teaching and scientific researching, and the“only one standard” to quantify scientific research. Finally, this article puts forward strategies like emphasizing teaching-quality evaluation, encouraging scientific research, and adjusting teaching and researching flexibly, in the hope of creating a humanized evaluation system.

  7. Exploration and Practice of Talent Training Mode in Higher Vocational Colleges under Full Tutorial System:Taking School of Biological Engineering of Wuhan Polytechnic for Cases%全程导师制下的高职人才培养模式探索与实践--以武汉职业技术学院生物工程学院为例

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    陈洁; 卢洪胜

    2015-01-01

    高职院校实施“全程导师制”既是对传统“班建制”教育模式的有效补充,更是倡导个性教育,实现教学相长,真正贯彻“以人为本”教育理念和提高教育教学质量的有效措施。文章结合武汉职业技术学院生物工程学院试点的具体情况,分析了导师制的基本内涵、高职实施导师制的必要性,构建了“全程导师制”实施方案,以期推动该制度尽快建立,促进学生综合素质的培养,增强学生就业能力。%The implementation of "full tutorial system" of higher vocational colleges is not only the effective supplement of traditional"class system" education mode, but is effective measure to advocate personality education, benefit both teachers and students, and implement"people oriented" education concept and improve education and teaching quality. Combined with the specific situation of School of Biological Engineering of Wuhan Polytechnic, this paper analyzes the basic connotation of tutorial system, and the necessity of implementing the tutorial system, and constructs the implementation plan of"full tutorial system"in higher vocational coleges, hoping to promote the construction of the system as soon as possible, promote the training of students' comprehensive quality and enhance their employability.

  8. Study on the Employment Situation of Graduates of Food Major in Higher Vocational Colleges--Take Guangdong AIB Polytechnic College as an example%高职食品类专业毕业生就业情况探究--以广东农工商职业技术学院为例

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    陈佳娴

    2016-01-01

    为了解高职食品类专业学生就业情况,我们以“高职食品类专业毕业生就业情况探究——以广东农工商职业技术学院为例”为调研课题展开调查。调查显示:就业存在地区与领域集中、专业对口就业率低等问题,但目前工作满意度较高。笔者提出了调整就业期望值,理性定位自身;进一步促进校企合作,提高专业对口就业;提高学生专业技能,加强综合素质培养等对策与建议。%To get to know food majors in Higher Vocational Colleges Students in the employment situation, we take"the em-ployment situation of graduates of food specialty of Higher Vocational Education Research--Taking Guangdong AIB Poly-technic College as an example"as the research subject to investigate. The survey shows:employment areas and areas of focus, professional counterparts, the employment rate is low, but the higher job satisfaction. The author puts forward the adjust the employment expectation, rational positioning itself;further promote the cooperation between colleges and enterprises, improve the employment of professional counterparts;improve the professional skills of students, strengthen the training of compre-hensive qualities etc. countermeasures and suggestions.

  9. Classification of College Students' Activities and Characteristics in the New Era--Take Northeastern Polytechnical University as an example%新时期高校学生活动分类及特点探索--以西北工业大学为例

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    寇家庆; 闫珍妮; 林时尧

    2014-01-01

    作为校园文化重要载体的学生活动,是学校校风和精神的集中反映。由于当前活动组织者对校园活动缺乏分类意识,导致对于活动数目和参与人数的盲目追求,使学生活动的质量和效果受到影响。本文通过对学生活动的分类,以西北工业大学学生活动开展为例,分析了不同类别活动的特点,并提出了不同的计划、组织方式和工作方法建议,为更好的完成校园文化建设工作提供一定参考。%As an important carrier of the campus culture of student activities, school ethos and spirit epitomized. Given the current lack of activity on the campus organizers classification consciousness, leading to the number of activities and the number of participants in the blind pursuit of the quality and effectiveness of student activities affected. Based on the classi-fication of student activities, Northwest Polytechnical University student activities, for example, analyze the characteristics of different types of activities, and proposed a different plan, organization and working methods suggested for better job offers to complete construction of campus culture.

  10. A Tentative Study on the Practice Teaching Model of Applied Talents in Environmental Engineering——Taking Anhui Polytechnic University as an Example%环境工程专业应用型人才培养实践教学改革探讨——以安徽工程大学为例

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    宋珍霞; 徐建平; 蔡昌凤; 徐大勇; 唐海

    2012-01-01

    本文结合安徽工程大学环境工程本科专业实践教学环节的办学实践,从建立理论联系实际的授课体系、改革实践教学体系、强化专业认知实习和生产实习的教学、加强课程设计和毕业设计(论文)与实际工程的结合以及建立教师开放性实验室等方面,对高素质应用型环境工程专业人才的实践教学改革进行探讨,旨在加强学生应用和创新能力的培养,提高学生的就业竞争力。%Based on the reality of practice teaching link of environmental engineering specialty in Anhui Polytechnic University,some proposals about how to cultivate the high-quality and applied talents who major in environmental engineering were put forward,such as innovating the teaching model of theoretical courses,reforming the system of practice teaching,strengthening the professional production practice,combining course design and graduation project with practical engineering,and establishing the open laboratory.At the same time,the authors point out that all these contingency factors are aimed at reinforcing the students' practical skill and innovative competency as well as enhancing the students' employment competence.

  11. 基于计划行为理论的高职学生图书馆使用行为实证研究*--以广州城市职业学院为例%Planned Behavior Theory-based Emprical Study on Vocational College Students ’ Using Library Behavior:Case Study of Guangzhou City Polytechnic

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    周莉娜

    2015-01-01

    The paper bases on planned behavior theory to put forward influencing factors model of vocational college students ’ us-ing library behavior. It bases on questionnaire survey data on students in Guangzhou City Polytechnic and uses one-way ANOVA to study differences in various variables of departments, ages and genders on the model; uses regression analysis to do hypothesis testing, and finds out that perceived usefulness and compatibility influence obviously on using attitude, using attitude and subjective norm in-fluence using behavior intention, and using behavior intention decides actual using behavior. It finally puts forward corresponding sug-gestions.%基于计划行为理论提出了高职学生读者使用图书馆行为的影响因素模型。结合对广州城市职业学院学生问卷调查数据,利用单因素方差分析法研究不同院系、年纪和性别在该模型各变量上的差异性;利用回归分析法对模型进行假设检验,发现感知有用性和兼容性显著影响使用态度,使用态度和主观规范影响使用行为意向,而使用行为意向又决定了实际使用行为。最后,提出相应建议。

  12. Construction and Operation of an Integrated Training Base for Information Accounting at Higher Vocational College---a Case Study of Guangdong Communication Polytechnic%高职信息化会计综合实训基地建设与运行--以广东交通职业技术学院为例

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    刘祝兰; 丁金平

    2016-01-01

    信息化时代的发展对现代会计人才需求素质越来越高,建设高职会计信息化综合实训基地是提升师资和学生创新技能的重要保障。笔者以所在高职学院为例,经历会计专业校内实训场地和软硬件设施装备条件不足到现代信息化会计综合实训基地建成并运行,提出基地有完善的软硬件设施现代装备,有丰富内涵文化和完善的管理制度,才能保障基地实现多层次多模块多角度多用途等产学融合、教学科研一体应有功能。%With the increasingly higher requirement formodernaccountant at the information age, the integrated infor-mation accountingtraining base will be an important guarantee for improving both teachers' and students' advanced skills at higher vocational colleges. This paper, taking the author's polytechnic as a case study, introduces the develop-ing of an integrated information accountingtraining base, proposes that a base with abundant culture connotation and full management regulations can achieve multi-functions, including manufacturing, training compromise, teaching and research, etc.

  13. The Learning Effect of Higher Vocational Colleges' Students Enrolled from Secondary Vocational Schools:with Applied Electron-Technical Program in Shunde Polytechnic as an Example%高职院校“三二分段”中职生源学习效果分析--以顺德职业技术学院应用电子专业为例

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    牛俊英; 肖冰; 肖文平

    2015-01-01

    The program of "3-year secondary plus 2-year higher vocational education" is practiced for many years in China. This paper takes Electron-Technical Program in Shunde Polytechnic as an example and analyzes the learning ef-fect of students in this"3+2"program, and finds that those students in"3+2"program perform as well as other students in theoretical learning, even with advantages in practical learning, when comparing the students' academic record and their learning behavior. The results suggest that more attentions should be paid to the physical and mental development of the"3+2"program students, and give us some insights in improving the curriculum, teaching contents and teaching methods.%“三二分段”模式的中高职衔接的学生培养已开展多年,以顺德职业技术学院应用电子专业为例,通过与普通招生班的成绩、学情对比分析,发现中职生源理论学习上并不比普高生源差,而且动手能力上具有优势。这为专业课程体系的调整、教学内容和教学方式方法的改革提供了方向和依据,也提示了专业教育教学工作中更应关注中职生源的身心协调发展。

  14. 高职物流管理专业校企协同育人的探索与实践--以上海思博职业技术学院为例%Research and Practice on the School-enterprise Cooperative Education of Logistics Management Specialty of Higher Vocational Schools--The Case of Shanghai Sipo Polytechnic College

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    朱惠茹

    2015-01-01

    上海思博职业技术学院物流管理专业开展校企协同育人,校企共建专业订单班,优化人才培养模式、专业课程体系,加强校内校外实训基地建设。办好高职专业的核心在于校企协同,重点在于聚焦产业发展动态,明晰校企协同育人的专业建设理念,着力精细管理,力求校企双方战略目标、学校教师与企业专家、教学与实践等方面协同发展,最终双方的收益超过成本,才能实现专业的可持续发展。%The logistics management specialty of Shanghai Sipo Polytechnic College implements through school-enterprise cooperative education by co-constructing majors with preorders, optimizing talent nurturing models, specialty courses system, construction of practical training facilities both in and out of campus, and finally competence of faculty, and strengthening the practical training bases both on and off campus. For running higher vocational schools well, the core is coordination from school and corporation, and the key lies in focusing on dynamics of industrial development, clarifying mindset for specialty construction to nurture talents with coordinated efforts between school and corporation, and sparing no efforts toward the precision management and the synergistic development both strategic goals of school and corporations, school teachers and corporate specialists, and education and practice, to finally realize the benefits of both outweigh their costs so as to booster sustainable development of specialty.

  15. Escola Politécnica de São Paulo: produção da memória e da identidade social dos engenheiros paulistas - São Paulo polytechnic school: the production of memory and social identity of são paulo engineers

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo interpretam-se discursos de engenheiros e formandos, proferidos em sessões solenes da Escola Politécnica de São Paulo entre 1899 e 1910. As fontes são analisadas à luz do desenvolvimento histórico da instituição, das referências organizacionais e simbólicas que toma das congêneres europeias e das relações dos engenheiros com a sociedade. A análise do imaginário social desse agrupamento evidencia que as instituições de ensino superior são espaços de formação e sociabilidade que instituem memórias, identidades e representações sociais que, internamente cultivadas e repetidas em suas cerimônias de colação de grau, mantêm elucidativas correspondências com a condição social objetiva e as aspirações políticas da categoria profissional que se incumbem de formar.Palavras-chave: Escola Politécnica de São Paulo, memória, história do ensino superior. SÃO PAULO POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL: THE PRODUCTION OF MEMORY AND SOCIAL IDENTITY OF SÃO PAULO ENGINEERSAbstractIn this article, speeches by engineers and graduates, delivered in formal ceremonies at the Polytechnic School of São Paulo between 1899 and 1910, are interpreted. The sources are analyzed in light of the historical development of the institution, the organizational and symbolic references that arise from similar European references, and the relations of engineers to society. The analysis of the social imaginary of this group shows that higher education institutions are places for training and sociability which establish memories, identities and social representations that, when internally fostered and later repeated at their graduation ceremonies, enlighten the objective social condition and the political aspirations of the profession that they intend to form.Key-words: Polytechnic School of São Paulo, memory, history of higher education.ESCUELA POLITÉCNICA DE SAO PAULO: PRODUCCIÓN DE MEMORIA E IDENTIDAD SOCIAL DE LOS INGENIEROS PAULISTAResumen

  16. Microbial processes and subsurface contaminants

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    Molz, Fred J.

    A Chapman Conference entitled “Microbial Processes in the Transport, Fate, and In Situ Treatment of Subsurface Contaminants” was held in Snowbird, Utah, October 1-3, 1986. Members of the program committee and session chairmen were Lenore Clesceri (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.), David Gibson (University of Texas, Austin), James Mercer (GeoTrans, Inc., Herndon , Va.), Donald Michelsen (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg), Fred Molz (Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.), Bruce Rittman (University of Illinois, Urbana), Gary Sayler (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), and John T. Wilson (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ada, Okla.). The following report attempts to highlight the six sessions that constituted the conference. For additional information, including a bound summary and abstracts, contact Fred J. Molz, Civil Engineering Department, Auburn University, AL 36849 (telephone: 205-826-4321).

  17. Van Rensselaer Potter y Edgar Morin: cambios en el pensamiento ético contemporáneo

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    Full Text Available Estudio de los aportes de la Bioética global de Van R. Potter y la ética compleja de Edgar Morin al pensamiento ético contemporáneo, desde una perspectiva interpretativa con base en tres procedimientos analíticos. En él se reconoce, tras las diferencias terminológicas y conceptuales entre Potter y Morin, una comunidad esencial, legible, mediante la producción de un diálogo de saberes que apela a los fundamentos de ambas teorías. Se identifican nueve elementos que delimitan dicha comunidad esencial: 1 La oposición a la concepción dicotómica clásica que separa conocimiento y moralidad, ciencias naturales y sociales; 2 El reconocimiento de la responsabilidad como principio moral y cognitivo básico; 3 La identificación de la relatividad de la moral en relación con la complejidad moral y la diversidad moral; 4 La centralidad de la relación ciencia-ética-política en la comprensión contemporánea de los asuntos humanos; 5 La comprensión contextulizada del sujeto del conocimiento (observador y del sujeto moral; 6 La identificación de las bases no sociales de la moralidad; 7 La ampliación del círculo de la moralidad; 8 La oposición a la moralina; 9 La superación a los ismos. Esta comunidad esencial manifiesta de forma enriquecida importantes elementos de cambio en el pensamiento ético contemporáneo.

  18. Van Rensselaer Potter y Edgar Morin: cambios en el pensamiento ético contemporáneo

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    Estudio de los aportes de la Bioética global de Van R. Potter y la ética compleja de Edgar Morin al pensamiento ético contemporáneo, desde una perspectiva interpretativa con base en tres procedimientos analíticos. En él se reconoce, tras las diferencias terminológicas y conceptuales entre Potter y Morin, una comunidad esencial, legible, mediante la producción de un diálogo de saberes que apela a los fundamentos de ambas teorías. Se identifican nueve elementos que delimitan dicha comunidad ese...

  19. 圖書館事業專欄/中文電子書在香港: 香港大學及香港理工大學/高玉華;李梅 | Chinese E-books in Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong (HKU and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU / Angela Ko; Mei Li

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    Kong Polytechnic University first launched its annual notebook purchase scheme in 2000. It aims to help students acquire their own notebooks to support their learning activities. Professors encourage students to hand in assignments electronically and they distribute handouts and reference materials electronically. Libraries also provide training and instructional support on the use of IT and electronic resources. HKU and HK PolyU purchased their first Chinese e-book databases in 2003 and in 2005 respectively. The e-book collection of HK PolyU amounted to 115,748 volumes whereas HKU celebrated its 1 millionth e-book [3] in 2006. Of the million e-books over 60% are Chinese e-books.

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  20. 新加坡理工学院数学课程设置及对我国高职的启示%On Mathematics Curriculum Provision of Singapore Polytechnic and Its Enlightenments to China’s Higher Vocational Education

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    刘姣; 马文杰; 王启龙

    2015-01-01

    目前我国高职院校数学课程中主要存在着专业针对性不强、难以满足不同水平学生发展的需要、难以实现数学与信息技术的有效整合等问题。基于此来分析新加坡理工学院的数学课程,发现其具有以下几个特点:依据专业需要选择数学知识模块;依据学生不同层次的数学水平设置不同层次的模块;教学中基于实际问题的解决整合信息技术。借鉴这些经验,我国高职数学课程的设置应进一步考虑不同专业、不同层次学生的数学水平及发展的多元化需要,打破学科课程体系的壁垒,为不同专业学生设计数学课程模块,并将信息技术有机整合进数学课程。%At present in mathematics course of higher vocational colleges in China, some problems exist, such as not strong professional pertinence, difficulty to meet the needs of different levels of students’development, difficulty to realize effective integration of math and information technology, etc. Based on this, it is found that through the analysis of mathematics course of Singapore Polytechnic, it has the following characteristics: need to choose mathematics knowledge module on the basis of professional needs; set different levels of module according to students’different levels of mathematics; integrate information technology in teaching based on practical problems solving. Drawing these lessons, mathematics curriculum provision of China’s higher vocational education should further consider mathematical level and diversified development needs of different specialties and different levels of students, break the barriers between subject curriculum systems, design mathematics curriculum modules for students majoring in different specialties, and integrate information technology into mathematics curriculum organically.

  1. An Investigation on the Status of Citizen Quality of Sophomore in Vocational Colleges---In a Case of Taizhou Polytechnic College%高职二年级学生公民素质状况调查--以泰州职业技术学院为例

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    荣莉; 胡利胜

    2015-01-01

    This article takes the sophomore in Taizhou Polytechnic College as the main body ,carries out an investi-gation from 6 aspects such as independent personality ,democratic consciousness ,humanity ,human rights idea ,pub-lic rationality ,public responsibility and so on .The investigation finds that:Higher vocational students ’ citizen quality needs to be improved;The basic knowledge of higher vocational students in terms of civil quality and the choice of behavior pattern show a contradiction according to different specific events , which is mainly due to the cognition based on the experience .The article suggests that we should strengthen the subject status of higher vocational students,cultivate their independent personality ,distinguish moral education and civic education and change moral education to civic education ,improve the teaching quality of citizen education by the action -oriented design ,clear the role of vocational colleges ,and construct actively the democratic atmosphere of living .%以泰州职业技术学院大二151名学生为主体,采取抽样调查的方法,从独立人格、民主意识、人道情怀、人权理念、公共理性和公共责任等方面进行了调查。调查发现:高职学生的公民素质有待提高,公民素养方面的基本认知与行为模式的选择因具体事件的不同而表现出矛盾性,而基于经验的认知是造成上述矛盾的主要原因。建议强化高职学生的主体地位,培养独立人格;区分德育与公民教育,将德育向公民教育转轨;通过行动设计,提高公民教育的实效性;明确院方角色,积极营造民主生活环境。

  2. 507 The Conversion of Federal Polytechnics into Universities: The ...

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    Education got 9.2% of the budget in 2002, 6.5% in 2003, 6.2% in 2004, 6.6% in 2005, 8.2% in ... training of professional character with great attention devoted to practical and .... (viii) Insufficient welfare facilities for students culminating into.

  3. Teachers' Perceptions of Educational Technology Integration in an Indonesian Polytechnic

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    Marwan, Ardi; Sweeney, Trudy

    2010-01-01

    Educational technology is becoming more pervasive in Indonesian vocational higher institutions, yet there is limited research available about Indonesian teachers' perceptions of this innovation. This paper sets out to contribute to this gap in the research literature and reports on a study that investigated the factors which supported and…

  4. Gender Equity Employment in Polytechnics in South East Zone of ...

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    Women's Education Development by the Federal Ministry of. Education, set to achieve ..... within the workplace, discrimination against certain social groups such as ... stereotypes had greatly affected the access of women in equal employment ...

  5. The Polytechnic Breakthrough in Denmark 1780-1930

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    2006-01-01

    The notion that science leads to technology is manifest in the writing of modern history. As an important metaphor of modernity in the engineering discourse, the idea of the relation between science and technology and its impact on society being a one-sided affair can be traced back to the beginn......The notion that science leads to technology is manifest in the writing of modern history. As an important metaphor of modernity in the engineering discourse, the idea of the relation between science and technology and its impact on society being a one-sided affair can be traced back...

  6. Factors influencing polytechnic students’ decision to graduate as entrepreneurs

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    ... investment in tertiary education, and therefore the issue needs to be addressed. Because of this, it is critical to focus on graduates and understand which factors affect their intentions to start-up a business in the future...

  7. Dissemination of knowledge. Challenges for the Salesian Polytechnic University

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Las estrategias y metodologías educativas que hacen uso de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en los distintos procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje son el objeto de investigaciónactual. Quienes hacemos el equipo Educación Virtual en la Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, nos hemos sumado a estas líneas investigativas,así como al análisis y la discusión permanente respecto a la generación de dichos procesos, la sistematización y la difusión del conocimiento en el ámbito universitario, en el contexto ecuatoriano y latinoamericano.

  8. 高职院校城镇规划专业学科发展及其教学模式研究——以杭州科技职业技术学院为例进行探讨%The Research on Subject-specific Development and Educational Model of Urban Planning on Higher Vocational College: The Discussion Based on HangZhou Polytechnic

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    李卫

    2011-01-01

    To take Hangzhou Polytechnic for instance. the subject-specific development and educational model of urban planning on higher vocational college in China were researched. Corresponding teaching reform program was proposed after that the localization of subject and taking the distinctive development way had been defined. Besides. the educational model which was suitable for the development of future urban planning major in higher vocational college was proposed based on teaching practices of author own.%该文以杭州科技职业技术学院为例对我国高等职业技术院校城镇规划专业的发展方向和教学模式进行了研究探讨,在明确专业定位、走特色化发展道路基础上提出了相应的教学改革方案,并通过自身教学实践提出了一套适宜未来高职院校城镇规划专业发展的教学模式.

  9. Dual-track system as Singaporean conception of educational industry——A case study of the teaching mode in Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)%新加坡"教学工厂"理念下的"双轨系统"教学模式——新加坡南洋理工学院教学模式分析与启示

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    侯肖霞

    2009-01-01

    "教学工厂"是新加坡南洋理工学院的办学特色,也是他们职业教育取得成功的关键,"双轨系统"教学模式则是"教学工厂"理念的具体体现.借鉴其经验,在我们的职教实践中应创新课堂教学模式,加大师资培训力度,细化专业方向,改革课程设计的模式、内容与方法.%Teaching in Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) is characterized by educational industry, which leads to the success in vocational education. The concept of educational industry is reflected by the dual-track teaching mode. Lessons may be drawn and innovated from NYP' s experiences in order to enhance the training of teachers ,and upgrade the model ,content and method of course projects.

  10. On the Teaching Achievements of Three-tier System Internships--Take Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic Toys Quality Inspection and Management Professional Internships as an example%论三级制顶岗实习的教学成果--以广州番禺职业技术学院玩具质量检验与管理专业顶岗实习为例

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    彭瑜

    2014-01-01

    在我国高职院校的教学计划安排中,顶岗实习是一门重要的专业核心课程,顶岗实习通常是在学生毕业当学期执行的。在广州番禺职业技术学院玩具质量检验管理专业中,顶岗实习是以三级制的方式进行的。三级制顶岗实习,是指即“一年级职业训导,二年级专业技能训练,三年级岗位技能实习”,同时将职业道德教育、专业兴趣教育和企业文化教育贯穿顶岗实习全过程。%In the teaching plan of vocational college, the internship is an important professional core course, intern-ships usually performed semester when students graduate. Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic toy quality inspection management professional, is a three-tier system of internships manner. Three-tier internships, refers to as"first-year professional discipline, professional skills training in second grade, third grade job skills training,"while the profes-sional ethics education, professional education and corporate interest in culture and education throughout the intern-ship process.

  11. Engineering Teaching Mode Exploration and Practice of Medical Cosmetological Techniques Major Courses---Taking Medical Cosmetological Techniques Major of Hubei Polytechnic Institute for example%医疗美容技术专业课程工程化教学模式的探索与实践--以湖北职业技术学院医疗美容技术专业为例

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    温中梅; 熊蕊

    2015-01-01

    Teaching problems in medical cosmetological techniques major of higher vocational colleges badly affected teaching effectiveness nowadays.Therefore, medical cosmetological technique major of Hubei Polytechnic Institute has explored engineering teaching mode, which is centered on practice and divides class teaching into four relevant parts, aiming at cultivating students'practical ability.Explorative and innovative development instruction, having been put into practice in teaching, proves to be effective and promotes students'ability of adjusting to career and environment change.%针对目前高职医疗美容技术专业课程教学中存在的一些问题,湖北职业技术学院医疗美容技术专业探索实践了工程化教学模式。该模式以实践为中心,将课堂教学组织为四个关联递进的部分,逐步培养学生的实践能力,并在实践教学中进行探索性和创新性的拓展指导,以提升学生适应行业及环境变化的能力,取得了较好的教学效果。

  12. 高职院校引入“虚拟公司”开展实践教学的探索--以中山职业技术学院数字媒体专业为例%The Exploration of"Virtual Company"in the Practical Teaching in Higher Vocational Schools---Taking the Digital Media Major of Zhongshan Polytechnic as an Example

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    陈小飞; 洪朝阳; 谭论正

    2014-01-01

    The digital media major in higher vocational schools mainly trains professional talents with high artistic literacy, which can also be skillful of using digital media resources and design tools. Combined with the current situation of demands for talents and the characteristics of training mode for the digital media major in higher vocational schools, this article takes the digital media major of Zhongshan Polytechnic as an example, investigates the application of "virtual company" in the practice of digital media major, and considers how to use"virtual company"to train high-quality applied talents.%高职院校数字媒体专业主要培养具有较高设计艺术素养,能熟练利用计算机媒介素材和设计工具进行设计的专业人才。结合市场人才需求现状和高职院校数字媒体专业人才培养的特点,以中山职业技术学院数字媒体专业为例,探讨“虚拟公司”在高职院校数字媒体专业实践教学中的应用,对如何利用“虚拟公司”培养高素质应用型人才进行了思考。

  13. Entre a figura e o abstrato: instâncias do pensamento

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    Eduardo Augusto Alves Almeida

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    Full Text Available Por meio de texto e pintura, este artigo visa discutir a possibilidade de habitar certo intervalo entre polos extremistas, e, a partir da estética, rever paradigmas dos pensamentos moderno e contemporâneo.

  14. Ozone and UV research at Finnish Meteorological Inst.: review of selected results

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    Taalas, P.; Koskela, T.; Damski, J.; Supperi, A. [Finnish Meteorological Inst., Helsinki (Finland). Section of Ozone and UV Research; Kyroe, E. [Finnish Meteorologican Inst., Sodankylae (Finland). Sodankylae Observatory; Ginzburg, M. [Servicio Meteorologico Nacional, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Dijkhuis, J.L. [Finnish Meteorological Inst., Helsinki (Finland). EUMETSAT

    1995-12-31

    Ozone and UV radiation research have become an important part of atmospheric research at Finnish Meteorological Institute after the discovery of chlorine based ozone loss in the Antarctic stratosphere

  15. Mechanical properties of high-temperature superconducting wires. Ph.D. Thesis - Illinois Inst. of Tech.

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    Goretta, K. C.; Cluff, J. A.; Joo, J.; Lanagan, M. T.; Singh, J. P.; Vasanthamohan, N.; Xin, Y.; Wong, K. W.

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    Bending strength, fracture toughness, and elastic modulus data were acquired for YBa2Cu3O(x), Bi2Sr2CaCu2O(x) (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3O(x), and Tl2Ba2Ca2Cu3O(x) bars. These data and thermal expansion coefficients strongly suggest that the maximum possible tensile strain without fracture of bulk tapes or wires is approximately equals 0.2%. In Ag-clad conductors, residual stresses will be of limited benefit, but fractures produced by larger strains can be accommodated by shunting current through the Ag.

  16. A presidência instável de Petro Poroshenko

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    Full Text Available O artigo discute os desafios internos e externos que serão enfrentados pelo novo presidente ucraniano. Entre os externos está o difícil equilíbrio de interesses entre os vários imperialismos. Entre os internos o mais difícil se apresenta o duplo desafio imposto pelo processo de derrubada do anterior presidente: a ascensão dos fascistas e de seus milícias e o separatismo antifascista do sudeste ucraniano. * Este artigo foi apresentado como trabalho final na disciplina “As Crises do Capital em Perspectiva Teórica e Histórica” (Curso de Pós-Graduação em História Econômica da Universidade de São Paulo em dezembro de 2013.

  17. Nuclear Physics Division - Inst. of Experimental Physics - Warsaw University - Annual Report 1998

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    Kirejczyk, M.; Szeflinski, Z. [eds.

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    In the presented report the research activities of Nuclear Physics Division (NPD) of the Warsaw University Institute of Experimental Physics in year of 1998 are described. The report is divided into three parts: Reaction Mechanisms and Nuclear Structure, Experimental Methods and Instrumentation and the third one contains the lists of personnel, seminars held at the Nuclear Physics Division and list of published papers. A summary of the (NPD) activities are briefly presented in ``Preface`` written by NDP director prof. K. Siwek-Wilczynska

  18. EVALUATION OF MASS DRUG ADMINISTRATION CAMPAIGN AGA INST LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS AT BIDAR DISTRICT

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: - Lymphatic Filariasis is one of the important publi c health and socioeconomic problem faced by many developing coun tries in the world. It is endemic in 83 countries and nearly 120 million people are affecte d worldwide of whom about 40 million are incapacitated and disfigured by the disease. It is one of the world's leading causes of permanent and long-term disability. The National Health Policy 20 02 aims at Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis by 2015. The strategy for achieving the goal of elimin ation is by Annual Mass Drug Administration of DEC for 5 years or more to the population. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To find out the coverage and compliance of MDA programme MATERIALS AND METHODS: One cluster (ward from urban area and three clusters (three primary health centre's ( PHC from rural areas were selected randomly from the list of urban wards and PHC's where the MD A was carried out. From the PHC's, one sub center was selected and then one village from that sub center was selected randomly from the list of sub centers and villages in the PHC's. In those sel ected villages, 50 randomly selected households were covered. All the available individuals at the time of interview in the household were taken. RESULTS: Majority of the studied population were in the age group of 15-60(56.54% years and Majority of them were males 480(51.90%. Compliance rate was 77.3%.The most common reason for not consuming the tablets were 54(25.72% not p resent at home when the tablets were distributed followed by 48(22.86% where drug given but had no information about the dose and reason and 42(20% due to the fear of side effects. Only 8(1.12% developed minor adverse reactions. About 592(64% of the studied population were aware about the MDA programme and 368(62.16% got aware from media and posters and 22 4(37.84% from Anganwadi, ASHA and other health workers. CONCLUSION: There is a need to strengthen the MDA programme pla nning and implementation in terms of creating awareness t hrough appropriate media in the community

  19. Research on Talents Training Mode of Higher Vocational Colleges-Case Study of Talents Training Mode “Three Levels and Three Combinations” of Marketing Specialty in Hubei Industrial Polytechnic%高职市场营销专业人才培养模式研究--以我院市场营销专业“三层三结合”人才培养模式为例

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    专业人才培养模式有五个基本要素构成:教育理念、人才培养目标和规格、课程体系和教学内容、教学组织形式、教学及人才培养质量评估方式。我院市场营销专业“三层三结合”的人才培养模式体现了职业能力导向的人才培养目标观、工作过程系统化的课程建构观和行动导向的教学组织观,并引入了人才培养质量的第三方评价体系。近些年的第三方评价证明了该人才培养模式的科学有效性。%The professional training mode has five basic elements: educational philosophy, training objectives and specifications, curriculum system and teaching content, teaching organizational form, teaching and personnel training quality assessment methods. The talents training mode “three levels and three combinations” of marketing specialty in Hubei Industrial Polytechnic reflects the professional competence oriented talents training objectives concept, systematic working process of course construction concept and action oriented teaching organizational concept , and introduces the third⁃party evaluation system on the quality of talents. The third party evaluation in recent years has proved such talents training mode is scientific and effective.

  20. Specialized Accounting Inspection: study on the perception of the Trial judges in the Labor Court System about the quality and relevance of the specialized investigation job of expertsPerícia Contábil: estudo da percepção de juízes de Primeira Instância na Justiça do Trabalho sobre a qualidade e a relevância do trabalho do peritoPericia Contable: estudio de la percepción de los jueces de Primera Instancia en el Tribunal del Trabajo sobre la calidad y la pertinencia de la labor del perito

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    na Primeira Instância da Justiça do Trabalho acerca da qualidade e relevância do trabalho desenvolvido pelo perito contábil. Para tanto, realizou-se uma pesquisa de campo com 135 juízes da Primeira Instância da Justiça do Trabalho e em todas as regiões do Brasil. Foi utilizada, ainda, a técnica estatística multivariada de análise de clusters para melhor estudo dos casos. Os resultados obtidos nesta pesquisa revelaram que 58% dos entrevistados consideram como bons e indispensáveis o trabalho desenvolvido pelo perito-contador e que 71% dos magistrados consideram o trabalho do perito relevante para subsidiar sua decisão. Foram apresentadas pelos magistrados, contudo, as principais falhas encontradas no trabalho do perito, bem como sugestões de melhoria.RESUMENLa pericia dispone de medios para dotar de conocimientos y dilucidar al juez, la dirección de él en sus decisiones, ya que no se puede esperar que los jueces sean los científicos o técnicos en todos los asuntos, ya que hay asuntos que necesitan la clarificación y certificación de profesionales plenamente cualificados para los aspectos técnicos, morales, jurídicos y científicos. Por lo tanto, la responsabilidad del juez se comparte con el perito que lo instruye con la certificación de las causas y los acontecimientos a través de sus cualidades de los peritos y exigencias de moral y honestidad. Dentro de este contexto, el presente estudio tuvo como objetivo conocer la opinión de los jueces que actúan en primera instancia del Tribunal de Trabajo sobre la calidad y la pertinencia de la labor realizada por el perito contable. Con este fin, se llevó a cabo la investigación de campo con 135 jueces de la Corte de Primera Instancia de Trabajo y en todas las regiones de Brasil. Se utilizó la técnica estadística multivariante de análisis de cluster para estudiar mejor los casos. Los resultados de esta encuesta revelaron que el 58% de los encuestados consideran como bueno y necesario el trabajo

  1. 优秀竞技体育后备人才培养过程中文化教育与职业教育有机融合的实证研究--以广州体育职业技术学院为例%An Empirical Study on Organic Integration of Culture Education and Vocational Education in Cultivating Excellent Sports Reserve Personnel--- Taking Guangzhou Sports Polytechnic as an Example

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    陈德志; 潘少敏

    2015-01-01

    Culture education is a necessary way to improve athletes’comprehensive quality and sports vocational education provides an effective way -out for retired athletes.Taking Guangzhou Sports Polytechnic as an example and through practice and exploration,the paper sums up a set of new mode for cultivating excellent sports reserve personnel,namely ‘the coherent 14 -year system ’. Through steps of proposing problems, solutions, implementation plan and drawing conclusions,the paper summarizes regular pattern of learning and training for excellent sports reserve personnel and discovers a mode that suits for the rules of training teenage athletes, displays sports vocational education feature of curriculum system and has fine evaluation system and conducts an empirical study on this mode.It can effectively promote the organic integration of culture education and vocational education and provide reference and guidance for the sustainable development of competitive sports.%运动员文化教育是提高运动员综合素质的必要办法,体育职业教育又是解决退役运动员出路的有效途径。本文以广州体育职业技术学院为例,通过实践探索总结出一套新的优秀竞技体育后备人才培养模式———“十四年一贯制”人才培养模式和体系。通过问题提出、解决方案、实施方案、结论几个步骤,总结优秀竞技体育后备人才学训规律,找出适应青少年运动员培养规律的、有体育职业教育特色的课程体系、完善评价体系等并对这一模式进行了实证性研究,可有效解决优秀体育后备人才培养过程中文化教育和职业教育的有机融合,可为竞技体育可持续发展提供参考和指导。

  2. Secure and Practical Defense Against Code-Injection Attacks using Software Dynamic Translation

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    2006-06-16

    Cache inst1 inst2 … instx inst3 inst4 cmpl %eax,%ecx trampoline Code Fragment1 inst7 inst8 … trampoline Code Fragment2 Context Switch Fetch Decode...inst4 cmpl %eax,%ecx bne L4 inst5 inst6 … jmp L8 L4: inst7 inst8 … Application Text CFn CFn+1 CFn+2 CFn+3 CFn+4 CFn+5 CFn+x inst5 inst6 … trampoline

  3. Avaliação das pressões sistólica, diastólica e pressão de pulso como fator de risco para doença aterosclerótica coronariana grave em mulheres com angina instável ou infarto agudo do miocárdio sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST Evaluation of systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressure as risk factors for severe coronary arteriosclerotic disease in women with unstable angina non-ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction

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    José Marconi Almeida de Sousa

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar se as pressões, medidas na raiz da aorta, são fatores de risco para doença aterosclerótica coronariana grave em mulheres com angina instável ou infarto agudo do miocárdio sem supradesnivelamento do segmento ST (AI/IAMSS. MÉTODO:As pressões, assim como os fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana (DAC foram prospectivamente coletados de março/1993 a agosto/2001 em 593 mulheres com diagnóstico de AI/IAMSS submetidas à cinecoronariografia. Lesões coronarianas definidas como graves estenoses > 70%. RESULTADOS: Idade média de 59,2±11,2 anos, significantemente mais alta nas pacientes com DAC: 61,9 ± 10,8 anos vs 56.4 ± 10,8 anos; tabagismo, diabetes e climatério foram mais freqüentes nas pacientes com DAC. As médias das pressões sistólica e arterial média foram iguais nos dois grupos, entretanto as médias das pressões diastólicas do ventrículo esquerdo (17.6 ± 8.7 x 15.1 ± 8.1, p=0.001 e da pressão de pulso aórtica foram significantemente maiores nas pacientes com DAC (75.5 ± 22 x 70 ± 19, p=0.002, enquanto a média da pressão diastólica aórtica foi significantemente mais alta nas pacientes sem DAC (75.3 ± 17.5 x 79.8 ± 16, p=0.003. Na análise multivariada a pressão de pulso > 80 mmHg e pressão sistólica > 165 foram independentemente associadas a DAC com razão de chance de 2.12 e 2.09, p 80 mmHg e pressão sistólica > 165 mmHg determinaram risco duas vezes maior de lesão coronariana grave.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pressures assessed at the aortic root as risk factors for severe atherosclerotic coronary heart disease in women with unstable angina/compatible clinical history associated with increase in cardiac enzymes (total CPK and CK-MB 2 times greater than the standard value used in the hospital, with the absence of new Q waves on the electrocardiogram (UA/NSTEMI. METHODS: Five hundred and ninety-three female patients with clinical diagnosis of UA/NSTEMI underwent cinecoronariography

  4. The probability of Mark-I containment failure by melt-attack of the liner

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    Theofanous, T.G.; Yan, H. [California Univ., Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering; Podowski, M.Z. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics] [and others

    1993-11-01

    This report is a followup to the work presented in NUREG/CR-5423 addressing early failure of a BWR Mark I containment by melt attack of the liner, and it constitutes a part of the implementation of the Risk-Oriented Accident Analysis Methodology (ROAAM) employed therein. In particular, it expands the quantification to include four independent evaluations carried out at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Argonne National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories and ANATECH, Inc. on the various portions of the phenomenology involved. These independent evaluations are included here as Parts II through V. The results, and their integration in Part I, demonstrate the substantial synergism and convergence necessary to recognize that the issue has been resolved.

  5. Nanoengineering for solid-state lighting.

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    Schubert, E. Fred (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Troy, NY); Koleske, Daniel David; Wetzel, Christian (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Troy, NY); Lee, Stephen Roger; Missert, Nancy A.; Lin, Shawn-Yu (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Troy, NY); Crawford, Mary Hagerott; Fischer, Arthur Joseph

    2009-09-01

    This report summarizes results from a 3-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project performed in collaboration with researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Our collaborative effort was supported by Sandia's National Institute for Nanoengineering and focused on the study and application of nanoscience and nanoengineering concepts to improve the efficiency of semiconductor light-emitting diodes for solid-state lighting applications. The project explored LED efficiency advances with two primary thrusts: (1) the study of nanoscale InGaN materials properties, particularly nanoscale crystalline defects, and their impact on internal quantum efficiency, and (2) nanoscale engineering of dielectric and metal materials and integration with LED heterostructures for enhanced light extraction efficiency.

  6. Arsenic in the evolution of earth and extraterrestrial ecosystems

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    Oremland, R.S.; Saltikov, C.W.; Wolfe-Simon, Felisa; Stolz, J.F.

    2009-01-01

    If you were asked to speculate about the form extra-terrestrial life on Mars might take, which geomicrobial phenomenon might you select as a model system, assuming that life on Mars would be 'primitive'? Give your reasons. At the end of my senior year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1968, I took Professor Ehrlich's final for his Geomicrobiology course. The above question beckoned to me like the Sirens to Odysseus, for if I answered, it would take so much time and thought that I would never get around to the exam's other essay questions and consequently, would be "shipwrecked" by flunking the course. So, I passed it up. With this 41-year perspective in mind, this manuscript is now submitted to Professor Ehrlich for (belated) "extra-credit." R.S. Oremland ?? Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

  7. Computational model and simulations of gas-liquid-solid three-phase interactions

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    Zhang, Lucy; Wang, Chu

    2013-11-01

    A computational technique to model three-phase (gas-liquid-solid) interactions is proposed in this study. This numerical algorithm couples a connectivity-free front-tracking method that treats gas-liquid multi-fluid interface to the immersed finite element method that treats fully-coupled fluid-solid interactions. The numerical framework is based on a non-boundary-fitted meshing technique where the background grid is fixed where no mesh-updating or re-meshing is required. An indicator function is used to identify the gas from the liquid, and the fluid (gas or liquid) from the solid. Several 2-D and 3-D validation cases are demonstrated to show the accuracy and the robustness of the method. Funding from NRC and CCNI computational facility at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are greatly acknowledged.

  8. An investigation of the effects of interference speech on short-term memory for verbally presented prose

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    Lodico, Dana M.; Torres, Rendell R.; Shimizu, Yasushi; Hunter, Claudia

    2004-05-01

    This study investigates the effects of interference speech and the built acoustical environment on human performance, and the possibility of designing spaces to architecturally meet the acoustical goals of office and classroom environments. The effects of room size, geometry, and acoustical parameters on human performance are studied through human subject testing. Three experiments are used to investigate the effects of distracting background speech on short-term memory for verbally presented prose under constrained laboratory conditions. Short-term memory performance is rated within four different acoustical spaces and five background noise levels, as well as a quiet condition. The presentation will cover research methods, results, and possibilities for furthering this research. [Work supported by the Program in Architectural Acoustics, School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  9. Time-of-flight calibration of a 6Li glass epithermal neutron detector

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    Livingston; Saleh; Block; Brand

    2000-10-01

    The curing of Portland cement concrete involves the conversion of water from a free to a bound state. The process can be monitored nondestructively by measuring the shift in the neutron energy spectrum in the epithermal range (0.025-1 eV). A tuned array of 6Li glass detectors has been constructed with varying efficiencies over the epithermal energy range. To determine the efficiency of each detector as a function of neutron energy, it is necessary to calibrate it against a reference neutron spectrum. This was accomplished using a time-of-flight approach with a pulsed neutron beam produced at the Gaerttner LINAC Laboratory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. With a neutron flight path of 25 m it was possible to determine the neutron detector efficiencies to an energy resolution of 11 microeV. The data showed good agreement with the detector design calculations.

  10. 2nd Workshop on Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena

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    Hora, Heinrich

    1972-01-01

    Paul Harteck Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York When the Maser and the Laser Were discovered, people were speculating if this was the beginning of a new page, or even a new chapter, in the Book of Physics. The Second Workshop on "Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena" held in Hartford made it clear that the perspective had changed, that people now question if the consequences of these discoveries constitute a new chapter, or possibly a new era in Physics. While the papers presented were all stimulating and of out­ standing quality, of special interest were the experiments which demonstrated that triggering of thermonuclear fusion by Laser techniques is indeed in the realm of the possible. Along these lines, I enjoy recalling an anecdote concerning the late F. G. Houtermans. I think that all who knew him will agree that he was an unusual genius and at the same time a very amusing colleague.

  11. Open secrets

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    Holzman, Malcolm; Beglarian, Eve; Bahn, Curtis

    2004-05-01

    In 1998, the Schools of Architecture and Humanities at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute initiated a collaborative project between students of both schools to develop a musical performance piece that would be presented in an environment to be designed and built in the Art Gallery of the School of Architecture. Students from both Schools were to work together on developing the content and conceptualizing the built environment. Architects Malcolm Holzman and Nestor Bottino of the firm of HHPA were brought in as advisors to the project, as was Composer Eve Beglarian of Twisted Tutu. Curtis Bahn, Director of the iEAR Studio at RPI, was Academic Coordinator for the project, together with Beth Weinstein, Professor, School of Architecture, and Grethe Holby, who directed the performance. This paper will review the academic raison d'etre for organizing such a program, discuss the history of the project as it developed, and present a video tape of portions of the finished performance.

  12. Reminiscences From a Career in Geomicrobiology

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    Ehrlich, Henry L.

    2012-05-01

    This is a memoir relating how the author became a geomicrobiologist and how he practiced his specialty. Born in Germany and receiving his early schooling in Berlin, he completed his secondary education, followed by college and graduate school training, after emigration to the United States in 1940. After attaining a PhD degree in 1951, he spent his entire professional career as a faculty member of the Department of Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. He was introduced to geomicrobiology in 1959 by a question from a colleague in the Department of Geology at RPI concerning the recent discovery of acidophilic iron-oxidizing, autotrophic bacteria in acid coal mine drainage. This led him to investigate bacterial interaction with metal sulfides, Mn(II) and Mn(IV) on land and in the sea, chromate, and bauxite; to teach a course in geomicrobiology; and to write a textbook on the subject, first published in 1981.

  13. Slow Growth Formulation for DNS of Temporally Evolving Boundary Layers

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    Topalian, Victor; Sahni, Onkar; Oliver, Todd; Moser, Robert

    2011-11-01

    A formulation for DNS of temporally evolving boundary layers is developed and demonstrated. The formulation relies on a multiscale approach to account separately for the slow time evolution of statistical averages, and the fast time evolution of turbulent fluctuations. The source terms that arise from the multiscale analysis are modeled assuming a self-similar evolution of the averages. The performance of the formulation is evaluated using DNS of spatially evolving compressible boundary layers. This formulation was developed to provide data for the calibration of turbulence model parameters and enable the quantification of uncertainty due to the models. The extension of this formulation to homogenize spatially evolving boundary layers will also be discussed. This work is supported by the Department of Energy [National Nuclear Security Administration] under Award Number [DE-FC52-08NA28615]. Current Affiliation: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  14. National Dam Inspection Program. Bradley Lake Dam (Inventory NY 00755). Lower Hudson River Basin. City of Troy Rensselaer County, New York. Phase I Inspection Report,

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    1981-07-01

    There is seepage into the con- duit upstream of the dam crest and stalactites of calcium carbonate hang from the crown of the conduit (see Photo A-9B...for Additional Investigations The following investigations should be performed by a registered professional engineer qualified by training and... training and exper- ience in the design of dams. Assistance by such an engineer may also be useful for some of the other work. a. Complete

  15. National Dam Safety Program. Tomhannock Spillway Dam (Inventory Number N.Y. 117), Upper Hudson River Basin, Rensselaer County, New York. Phase I Inspection Report,

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    1981-08-01

    b> Vr &V, -%Mae,. Of- /9&7 -DA F 7-B I I I I-- I I I |- r •i APPENDIX C jIYDROLOGIC/HYDRAULIC, ENGINEERING DATA AND COMPUTATIONS I DRAINAGE BASIN I I...a, oth "oonP ith W th - ltweed the two spillways in A medite tepearetakn tout han~lyin hat iht ?eant of concrfte. ft bs believed edt ttpsaattke of

  16. HIGH-EFFICIENCY NITRIDE-BASED SOLID-STATE LIGHTING

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    Paul T. Fini; Shuji Nakamura

    2003-10-30

    In this second annual report we summarize the progress in the second-year period of Department of Energy contract DE-FC26-01NT41203, entitled ''High- Efficiency Nitride-Based Solid-State Lighting''. The two teams, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (Principle Investigator: Dr. Shuji Nakamura) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (led by Dr. N. Narendran), are pursuing the goals of this contract from thin film growth, characterization, and packaging standpoints. The UCSB team has recently made significant progress in the development of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with AlGaN active regions emitting in the ultraviolet (UV), resonant-cavity LEDs (RCLEDs), as well as lateral epitaxial overgrowth (LEO) techniques to obtain large-area non-polar GaN films with low average dislocation density. The Rensselaer team has benchmarked the performance of commercially available LED systems and has also conducted efforts to develop an optimized RCLED packaging scheme, including development of advanced epoxy encapsulant chemistries.

  17. HIGH-EFFICIENCY NITRIDE-BASED SOLID-STATE LIGHTING

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    Dr. Paul T. Fini; Prof. Shuji Nakamura

    2002-09-01

    In this annual report we summarize the progress obtained in the first year with the support of DoE contract No.DE-FC26-01NT41203, entitled ''High-Efficiency Nitride-Based Solid-State Lighting''. The two teams, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (Principle Investigator: Dr. Shuji Nakamura) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (led by Dr. N. Narendran), are pursuing the goals of this contract from thin film growth, characterization, and packaging standpoints. The UCSB team has made significant progress in the development of GaN vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) as well as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with AlGaN active regions emitting in the ultraviolet (UV). The Rensselaer team has developed target specifications for some of the key parameters for the proposed solid-state lighting system, including a luminous flux requirement matrix for various lighting applications, optimal spectral power distributions, and the performance characteristics of currently available commercial LEDs for eventual comparisons to the devices developed in the scope of this project.

  18. HIGH-EFFICIENCY NITRIDE-BASED SOLID-STATE LIGHTING

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    Dr. Paul T. Fini; Prof. Shuji Nakamura

    2002-04-30

    In this semiannual report we summarize the progress obtained in the first six months with the support of DoE contract No.DE-FC26-01NT41203, entitled ''High-Efficiency Nitride-Based Solid-State Lighting''. The two teams, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (Principle Investigator: Dr. Shuji Nakamura) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (led by Dr. N. Narendran), are pursuing the goals of this contract from thin film growth, characterization, and packaging standpoints. The UCSB team has made significant progress in the development of GaN vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) as well as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with AlGaN active regions emitting in the ultraviolet (UV). The Rensselaer team has developed target specifications for some of the key parameters for the proposed solid-state lighting system, including a luminous flux requirement matrix for various lighting applications, optimal spectral power distributions, and the performance characteristics of currently available commercial LEDs for eventual comparisons to the devices developed in the scope of this project.

  19. New materials graphyne, graphdiyne, graphone, and graphane: review of properties, synthesis, and application in nanotechnology

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    Peng Q

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Qing Peng,1 Albert K Dearden,2 Jared Crean,1 Liang Han,1 Sheng Liu,3 Xiaodong Wen,4,5 Suvranu De11Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA; 2Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA; 3Institute for Microsystems, School of Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People's Republic of China; 4State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, People's Republic of China; 5Synfuels China Co, Ltd, Huairou, Beijing, People's Republic of ChinaAbstract: Plenty of new two-dimensional materials including graphyne, graphdiyne, graphone, and graphane have been proposed and unveiled after the discovery of the "wonder material" graphene. Graphyne and graphdiyne are two-dimensional carbon allotropes of graphene with honeycomb structures. Graphone and graphane are hydrogenated derivatives of graphene. The advanced and unique properties of these new materials make them highly promising for applications in next generation nanoelectronics. Here, we briefly review their properties, including structural, mechanical, physical, and chemical properties, as well as their synthesis and applications in nanotechnology. Graphyne is better than graphene in directional electronic properties and charge carriers. With a band gap and magnetism, graphone and graphane show important applications in nanoelectronics and spintronics. Because these materials are close to graphene and will play important roles in carbon-based electronic devices, they deserve further, careful, and thorough studies for nanotechnology applications.Keywords: two-dimensional materials, graphene-like structures, properties and synthesis, nanotechnology applications, graphyne, hydrogenation of grapheme

  20. Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (37th) Held at Boulder, Colorado on 9-12 October 1984. Program and Abstracts.

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    1984-10-12

    and J.M. Wadehra, AFWAL/APL, Wright- Ellena, IREQ,/arennes, Quebec, Canada Patterson AFB A-2 MOBILITY OF POSITIVE IONS IN SF6 B-6 DEVELOPMENT OF A...KINETIC INVESTIGATION OF STREAMER DEVELOPMENT: E.E. Kunhardt, Polytechnic Nea Uited TechnoLgy Inst. of New York, and Y. Tzeng, Auburn L. Newman...and 1.5 inches, respectively and a length of 4 inches. The gas flow was varied between 25 and 200 cm3s-1. The ion mobility evaluated from the current

  1. The Shock and Vibration Digest. Volume 14, Number 7

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    1982-07-01

    Houbolt and Eichenbaum [103-105] have dealt with GLA in three-dimensional gusts. But a number of ’^’estigations have been carried out with respect to...of an Active Control System for Helicopter Vibration Reduction and Gust Response Alleviation," NASA CR-152377 (1980). 103. Eichenbaum , F.D...Thesis, Polytechnic Inst. of New York (1978). 5. Martin , C.R., "A Modal Control Approach for Active Control of Multi-Story Structures," Ph.D. Thesis

  2. A instância corpórea do humano: Sexualidades e subjectividades, mulheres e ética

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    Isabel Allegro de Magalhães

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Este texto reflecte sobre as principais etapas da evolução do pensamento feminista quanto à questão da diferença e da identidade sexual, desde as primeiras levas dos feminismos anglo‑americanos e franceses, à pulverização de agrupamentos sociais e teóricos de mulheres nos EUA (lesbian, black e gay studies na década de 1980; teoria queer da década seguinte; novos materialismos dos anos 2000. Será que a diferença sexual é apenas um resíduo da construção histórico‑cultural que o pensamento patriarcal fez das mulheres e do feminino? Ao retomarem a estrutura corpórea do sujeito, as novas correntes neomaterialistas obrigam a repensar a diferença sexual em ligação com novas modalidades de articulação com o não‑humano, o mundo animal, as biotecnologias, a tecnociência e a biosfera. Talvez as mulheres possam formar, se assim o quiserem, uma energia singular, que articule fisiologia e simbolização, e contribuir com uma resposta sua à perplexidade do mundo, trazendo uma dimensão, agora simbólica e eticamente operante, da maternidade.

  3. Identidades instáveis: um padre português no império dos Felipes.

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    José Carlos Vilardaga

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available O artigo em questão apresenta parte da trajetória do padre português Lourenço de Mendonça, atuante nos espaços americanos da monarquia católica dos Habsburgos na primeira metade do século XVII. Desde cedo atrelado às redes de Madri, o padre cumpriu longa carreira episcopal no Vice-reino do Peru, em especial na região de Potosí. Mais tarde ele migrou para as capitanias do sul da América Portuguesa, onde terminou como primeiro bispo do Rio de Janeiro, em 1639. Foi surpreendido pela “Restauração” portuguesa de 1640, quando teve sua lealdade questionada pela nova dinastia. No final manteve-se atrelado à Espanha, da qual reivindicou reconhecimento. O padre se envolveu em projetos minerais na América Espanhola e Portuguesa; foi ativo, e ambíguo, nos debates sobre a presença de portugueses nos espaços peruanos; e participou das denúncias contra as ações violentas dos moradores de São Paulo em relação aos indígenas. O percurso de Lourenço de Mendonça ajuda a problematizar as possibilidades de trânsito - identitário e humano -, nos quadros do império espanhol no contexto da União das Coroas Ibéricas (1580-1640.   

  4. Surface films and metallurgy related to lubrication and wear. Ph.D. Thesis - Tokyo Inst. of Technology

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    Buckley, D. H.

    1981-01-01

    The nature of the tribological surface is identified and characterized with respect to adhesion, friction, wear, and lubricating properties. Surface analysis is used to identify the role of environmental constituents on tribological behavior. The effect of solid to solid interactions for metals in contact with metals, ceramics, semiconductors, carbons, and polymers is discussed. The data presented indicate that the tribological surface is markedly different than an ideal solid surface. The environment is shown to affect strongly the behavior of two solids in contact. Results also show that small amounts of alloying elements in base metals can alter markedly adhesion, friction, and wear by segregating to the solid surface.

  5. Excitation of atoms and molecules in collisions with highly charged ions. [Cyclotron Inst. , Texas A M Univ. , College Station, Texas

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    Watson, R.L.

    1993-01-01

    A study of the double ionization of He by high-energy N[sup 7+] ions was extended up in energy to 40 MeV/amu. Coincidence time-of-flight studies of multicharged N[sub 2], O[sub 2], and CO molecular ions produced in collisions with 97-MeV Ar[sup 14+] ions were completed. Analysis of the total kinetic energy distributions and comparison with the available data for CO[sup 2+] and CO[sup 3+] from synchrotron radiation experiments led to the conclusion that ionization by Ar-ion impact populates states having considerably higher excitation energies than those accessed by photoionization. The dissociation fractions for CO[sup 1+] and CO[sup 2+] molecular ions, and the branching ratios for the most prominent charge division channels of CO[sup 2+] through CO[sup 7+] were determined from time-of-flight singles and coincidence data. An experiment designed to investigate the orientation dependence of dissociative multielectron ionization of molecules by heavy ion impact was completed. Measurements of the cross sections for K-shell ionization of intermediate-Z elements by 30-MeV/amu H, N, Ne, and Ar ions were completed. The cross sections were determined for solid targets of Z = 13, 22, 26, 29, 32, 40, 42, 46, and 50 by recording the spectra of K x rays with a Si(Li) spectrometer.

  6. Glass Blower, Laboratory Apparatus (inst. & app.) 4-65.440--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  7. Theory of chemical kinetics. Progress report, May 1, 1977--January 15, 1978. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. , Cambridge

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    Ross, J

    1978-01-01

    Recent work on Franck--Condon factors in studies of the dynamics of chemical reactions is related; emphasis was on simple chemical rearrangement reactions. Other work concerned collision-free unimolecular decomposition of large molecules at a given total energy, equations of motion for simple quantum systems that are strongly driven by an external field and are modulated stochastically by a coupling to a bath, and the efficiency of rate processes in irreversible chemical reactions. This report is descriptive in nature; results of the work have been published in appropriate journals, and an extensive publication list is included. (RWR)

  8. Typology of Engineering Mathematics Learners in a Singapore Polytechnic: A Socio-Psychological Perspective

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    Khiat, Henry

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to understand how engineering mathematics students form intentions in mathematics learning from a socio-psychological perspective. A grounded theory approach was adopted and 21 engineering students and six tutors participated in the study. The main findings in this study show that a student's intention in engineering mathematics…

  9. Polytechnic Students? Perceptions of Youtube Usage in the English Oral Communication Classroom

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    Gunadevi K. Jeevi Subramaniam; Fathimah Pathma Abdullah; Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun

    2013-01-01

    A new creative classroom technique to promote learning environment in English oral communication lesson is important. Integrating and adopting multimedia and web technologies can motivate and engage the new generation learners. YouTube usage in the English oral communication classroom is one of the strategies which will have more flexible, effective instructional materials to the learners in making the students involve in active communication. The inclusion of multimedia technologies into the...

  10. Laboratory Quality Management Requirements of Engineering at the Polytechnics Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

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    Zunuwanas Mohamad

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Engineering lab is instrumental in the technical fields of study. Continuity of learning theories in the classroom will be applied in the laboratory for understanding and exposure to engineering skills. This paper is a study that outlines the main aspects of quality management in the engineering laboratory (lab to provide learning and teaching facilities in the labs. The roles and accountability of the lab management ensure appropriate management processes, preparation and execution of engineering laboratory work for students. A finding from the literature study raises important issues relating to laboratory quality management and should be addressed by the laboratory management personnel. Soundness of management of an engineering lab, depends on the relationship between management and network department, laboratory management, teaching staff and students. The key element of quality management is the management of engineering laboratory documentation, safety, environment and management tools.

  11. Florida Polytechnic University Work Plan Presentation for 2013-14 Board of Governors Review

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    Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2013

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    The State University System of Florida has developed three tools that aid in guiding the System's future: (1) The Board of Governors' new "Strategic Plan 2012-2025" is driven by goals and associated metrics that stake out where the System is headed; (2) The Board's "Annual Accountability Report" provides yearly tracking for how…

  12. Florida Polytechnic University Work Plan Presentation for 2014-15 Board of Governors Review

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    Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2014

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    The State University System of Florida has developed three tools that aid in guiding the System's future: (1) The Board of Governors' new "Strategic Plan 2012-2025" is driven by goals and associated metrics that stake out where the System is headed; (2) The Board's "Annual Accountability Report" provides yearly tracking for how…

  13. Teaching Materials English for Informatics based on Multimedia in Manado State Polytechnic

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    Grace H Pontoh; Maya Munaiseche; Yoice Putung

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to develop teaching materials to read English for special purposes ESP Informatics English-based multimedia in students of informatics at the Department of Electrical...

  14. SWOT: Study without Tears. For University, Polytechnic and Senior Secondary Students.

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    Haisman, Gilbert

    Noting that research shows that sound study practices increase chances for academic success, this booklet is intended to help secondary and postsecondary students improve their study methods and take charge of their learning. After an introduction, the first section discusses planning for success (goal setting and organizing a study space). The…

  15. Measures of Ensuring Value for Money in Public Procurement: A Case of Selected Polytechnics in Ghana

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    Nsiah-Asare, Evelyn; Prempeh, Kwadwo Boateng

    2016-01-01

    Value for money (VFM) is derived from the optimal balance of benefits and costs on the basis of total cost of ownership. The nature of public procurement is such that it involves discretionary decision-taking on behalf of government at all levels. Value for money is therefore not a choice of goods or services which is based on the lowest bid price but a choice based on the whole life costs of the project or service. The aim of the study is to find out ways of ensuring value for money in publi...

  16. [Investigations in dynamics of gauge theories in theoretical particle physics]. [Virginia Polytechnic Institute State Univ. , Blacksburg

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    The major theme of the theoretical physics research conducted under DOE support over the past several years has been within the rubric of the standard model, and concerned the interplay between symmetries and dynamics. The research was thus carried out mostly in the context of gauge field theories, and usually in the presence of chiral fermions. Dynamical symmetry breaking was examined both from the point of view of perturbation theory, as well as from non-perturbative techniques associated with certain characteristic features of specific theories. Among the topics of research were: the implications of abelian and non-abelian anomalies on the spectrum and possible dynamical symmetry breaking in any theory, topological and conformal properties of quantum fields in two and higher dimensions, the breaking of global chiral symmetries by vector-like gauge theories such as QCD, the phenomenological implications of a strongly interacting Higgs sector in the standard model, and the application of soliton ideas to the physics to be explored at the SSC.

  17. Subject indexing in the Portuguese polytechnic libraries: proposing a simplified model to make it possible

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    Martins, Mª Catarina Barradas

    2014-01-01

    Academic libraries are still working based on the traditional documentation techniques of cataloguing and indexing. The research about subject access in OPACs has demonstrated that inadequate indexing policies have negative influence on the way users search the catalogs: subject indexing and retrieval have a direct correspondence. Searching by subject in bibliographic catalogs must be, as much as possible, a successful experience for the users, and consistent subject indexes contribute to a m...

  18. Employability of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Graduates of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges

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    Rizza T. Loquias

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The study determined the employment status of the graduates of BS Electronics Engineering from 1999 to 2011. It also addressed the relevance of the ECE program outcomes and school factors to their employability. Pertinent data were gathered using a questionnaire and the sample size of 180 was determined using Slovin’s formula. Findings revealed that the graduates are highly employable in a wide range of industry such as electronics manufacturing, electronics design, telecommunications, broadcasting, and data communications and ICT-related areas, were able to pass the licensure examinations and other certifications, currently enjoying regular permanent job positions as supervisors, production engineers, process engineers, educators and others, and are working for companies located in Metro Manila and industrial zones in Laguna and Cavite. A significant number work abroad as OFWs. Only a small number are employed in the province of Camarines Sur mainly due to the lack of electronics industries and employment opportunities in the area. The skills the graduates found most useful to their first jobs are critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Suggestions were given such as the inclusion of industry-utilized software and enhancement of the OJT program, more hands-on activities in the curriculum, exposure to industry while studying, and job familiarization among others. The findings of the study can serve as basis for curriculum review and revision to meet the demands of the industry.

  19. Implementation of Project Based Learning in Mechatronic Lab Course at Bandung State Polytechnic

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    Basjaruddin, Noor Cholis; Rakhman, Edi

    2016-01-01

    Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary that includes a combination of mechanics, electronics, control systems, and computer science. The main objective of mechatronics learning is to establish a comprehensive mindset in the development of mechatronic systems. Project Based Learning (PBL) is an appropriate method for use in the learning process of…

  20. Digital VLSI design with Verilog a textbook from Silicon Valley Polytechnic Institute

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    Williams, John Michael

    2014-01-01

    This book is structured as a step-by-step course of study along the lines of a VLSI integrated circuit design project.  The entire Verilog language is presented, from the basics to everything necessary for synthesis of an entire 70,000 transistor, full-duplex serializer-deserializer, including synthesizable PLLs.  The author includes everything an engineer needs for in-depth understanding of the Verilog language:  Syntax, synthesis semantics, simulation, and test. Complete solutions for the 27 labs are provided in the downloadable files that accompany the book.  For readers with access to appropriate electronic design tools, all solutions can be developed, simulated, and synthesized as described in the book.   A partial list of design topics includes design partitioning, hierarchy decomposition, safe coding styles, back annotation, wrapper modules, concurrency, race conditions, assertion-based verification, clock synchronization, and design for test.   A concluding presentation of special topics inclu...

  1. The use of Social Networks for Educational Purposes - Case Study: Polytechnic Nikola Tesla in Gospic

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    Aleksandar Skendžić

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Social networks are a way of mass communication between users, but they are also applied for educational purposes. The aim of this paper is to analyze the way that students use social networks for educational purposes, to find out how students come to information, do they use social networks for access to information related to teaching and exams, and what they think about the quality of information obtained from social networks. The relationship between the use of social networks for educational purposes and demographic indicators is examined. χ2 test for testing independence of the two characteristics was conducted.

  2. Computer Forensic Laboratory Design for the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

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    database technologies. • Use of AES 512bit encryption (optional) to further secure data in sensitive cases. [10] ANALYZING PROJECT The best way to get...reconstruction of the system if it is required. • Checking for passwords : if any passwords are found, they should be recorded for use later in the process...sysinternals/bb897441 [14] Retrieved from: www.winhelponline.com/blog/process- monitor-track-events-generate-log-file/

  3. Tomsk Polytechnic University cyclotron as a source for neutron based cancer treatment

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    Lisin, V. A. [Cancer Research Institute, 5 Kooperativny St., Tomsk 634050 (Russian Federation); Tomsk Polytechnic University, 30 Lenina av., Tomsk 634050 (Russian Federation); Bogdanov, A. V.; Golovkov, V. M.; Sukhikh, L. G.; Verigin, D. A., E-mail: verigin@tpu.ru [Tomsk Polytechnic University, 30 Lenina av., Tomsk 634050 (Russian Federation); Musabaeva, L. I. [Cancer Research Institute, 5 Kooperativny St., Tomsk 634050 (Russian Federation)

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    In this paper we present our cyclotron based neutron source with average energy 6.3 MeV generated during the 13.6 MeV deuterons interactions with beryllium target, neutron field dosimetry, and dosimetry of attendant gamma fields. We also present application of our neutron source for cancer treatment.

  4. Entrepreneurial Abilities Development at Universities: The Case of Polytechnic University of Zacatecas, Mexico

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    Rosa Elvira Campos Álvarez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The development of entrepreneurs is an issue that has attracted interest of higher education public institutions (HEIs; programs of entrepreneurial development, promotion of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial skills are certain aspects generated by this topic; however, very little attention has been given to the measuring of entrepreneurial abilities as an indicator of performance entrepreneur development programs. This study aims to measure the level of entrepreneurial skills of University students and compare them with the level of entrepreneur’s skills in order to determine the impact of the program for entrepreneurial development on senior students of the Universidad Politécnica de Zacatecas in their career of administration and management of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  5. Developing Health Information Technology (HIT) Programs and HIT Curriculum: The Southern Polytechnic State University Experience

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    Zhang, Chi; Reichgelt, Han; Rutherfoord, Rebecca H.; Wang, Andy Ju An

    2014-01-01

    Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals are in increasing demand as healthcare providers need help in the adoption and meaningful use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems while the HIT industry needs workforce skilled in HIT and EHR development. To respond to this increasing demand, the School of Computing and Software Engineering…

  6. Case Study of a Small Scale Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Capstone Course Sequence

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    Webster, Rustin D.; Kopp, Richard

    2017-01-01

    A multidisciplinary entrepreneurial senior capstone has been created for engineering technology students at a research I land-grant university statewide extension. The two semester course sequence welcomes students from Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Graphics Technology, and Organizational…

  7. The Outlook for Low-Grade Fuels in Tomsk Region: Research Experience at Tomsk Polytechnic University

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    Khaustov Sergei A.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The urgency of the discussed issue is caused by the need to substitute in the regional fuel-energy balances imported energy resources with local low-grade fuels. The main aim of the study is to estimate thermal properties of local fuels in Tomsk region and evaluate its energy use viability. The methods used in the study were based standard GOST 52911-2008, 11022-95 and 6382-2001, by means of a bomb calorimeter ABK-1 and Vario micro cube analyzer. The mineral ash of researched fuels was studied agreeing with GOST 10538-87. The results state the fact that discussed low-grade fuels of Tomsk region in the unprepared form are not able to replace imported coal in regional energy balance, because of the high moisture and ash content values. A promosing direction of a low-temperature fue processing is a catalytic converter, which allows receiving hydrogen-enriched syngas from the initial solid raw.

  8. The Lightcraft project: Flight technology for a hypersonic mass transit system

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    Myrabo, Leik; Bouchard, Kenneth

    1992-01-01

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been developing transatmospheric 'Lightcraft' technology aimed at creating an efficient, economically affordable, hypersonic mass transportation system. The system utilizes laser-energized airbreathing engines to accelerate minimum-volume passenger capsules. The system gains a high level of reliability by using remote 'centralized' space power sources, e.g., satellite solar power stations. The most critical portion of the Lightcraft's acceleration trajectory involves flight propulsion at hypersonic velocities within the Earth's atmosphere, using a 'Magneto-Hydro-Dynamic (MHD) Fanjet' mode. Of all the propulsion modes proposed for the Lightcraft's combined-cycle engine, the MHD-Fanjet mode has received the least critical inquiry, largely because of its complexity. During the 1991-1992 academic year, Rensselaer's ADP teams produced a detailed conceptual design for the MHD-Fanjet engine, including the specific details of its integration with the other three propulsive modes. To facilitate this process, students built a full-scale mockup of a 1/12th section of this annular engine, complete with a working model of the shroud translation system. The class also made preliminary design calculations for the double-dipole, 'cuspfield' superconducting magnets that provide the external magnetic field needed by the MHD air accelerator, as well as for an onboard microwave power system to enhance the electrical conductivity of the air plasma working fluid. In addition, a large hypersonic model of the MHD accelerator was designed for future tests in RPI's Hypersonic Shock Tunnel in order to validate present analytical performance models. Another group continued design work on a full-sized prototype of a one-person 'Mercury Lightcraft' (a transatmospheric flight simulator), with major emphasis on the detailed design of the major structure, robotic landing gear, and exterior aeroshell.

  9. Bringing Data Science, Xinformatics and Semantic eScience into the Graduate Curriculum

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    Fox, P.

    2012-04-01

    Committee on Information and Data (SCCID), features this excerpt from section 4.2.4 Data scientists and professionals: "An unfortunate state in the recognition of data science, is that there is a lack of appreciation of the need for a set of professional knowledge in skill in key areas, many of which have not been emphasized to date, e.g. professional approaches to the management of data over its lifecycle. As such, the effort required to be a data scientists is not valued sufficiently by the remainder of the scientific community." SCCID Recommendation 6 reads: "We recommend the development of education at university level in the new and vital field of data science. The curriculum included in appendix D can be used as a starting point for curriculum development. Appendix D. is entitled "Example curriculum for data science" and explicitly uses the "Curriculum for Data Science taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA" . This contribution will present relevant curriculum offerings at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. http://tw.rpi.edu/web/Courses

  10. Aluno sujeito da avaliação: conselho de classe participativo como instância de reflexão

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    Almir Paulo dos Santos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Student/subject of assessment: participatory class council as an instance of reflectionAbstractThe work discusses public policy and management of education in the context of evaluations. It is in this context the practice avaliativa that policies are subject to interpretation and rebuilds, producing effects and consequences. The goal is to bring the student of the school, while subject assessments of education in the construction of new knowledge. The reflection of the subject involved while intentionality subjective will provide new perspectives for teaching and learning, valuing a critical and creative thinking. The evaluation is from the perspective of looking into the unknown, to the difficulties, powering subject to search and intellectualqualification. The class participatory becomes a necessary tool in reflection of the indices achieved on assessments, providing alternatives to bring the Community School of the society.

  11. A voz do corpo e as instâncias do narrar em A amortalhada de María Luisa Bombal

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    Este estudo apresenta a escritora chilena María Luisa Bombal ao cenário da crítica literária brasileira, destacando brevemente suas obras, porém detendo-se em A amortalhada, escrita em 1938. Assim, buscar-se-á mostrar alguns recursos recorrentes nesta obra da autora, sobretudo no que tange à(s) voz(es) apresentada(s) no desenvolver-se da narrativa, ou seja, analisar como se dá o discurso. Em particular, na pesquisa, tratar-se-á de ritmo, rima e sinestesias, recursos que contribuem para que a ...

  12. (Intersubjetivização de marcadores discursivos de base verbal: instâncias de gramaticalização

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    Cláudia Andrea Rost Snichelotto

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    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva apresentar, numa perspectiva pancrônica, uma descrição da multifuncionalidade dos marcadores discursivos olha e vê¹ em amostras de escrita e de fala catarinense. A análise é sustentada por uma abordagem funcionalista da gramaticalização, com ênfase na mudança semântico-pragmática e categorial dos itens, considerando a questão da (intersubjetividade e (intersubjetivização e sua relação com as funções da linguagem no processo de mudança. As ocorrências examinadas evidenciam que (i das práticas comunicativas emergem polissemias pragmáticas, que sinalizam, em graus variáveis, o envolvimento do falante com o ouvinte, bem como um incremento de significados vinculados à atitude do falante a respeito do que é dito, além de tímida função dos itens no âmbito textual; (ii os diferentes contextos de atuação discursiva de olha e vê são atestados a partir de frequências de uso que apontam tanto para situações de variação como para contextos de restrição de uso; (iii há indícios de gramaticalização desses marcadores discursivos, estando olha num processo mais adiantado do que vê.

  13. Sujeito engraçado: a produção de comicidade pela instância de enunciação em Arrested Development

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    Christian Hugo Pelegrini

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    A pesquisa se volta para os mecanismos de enunciação nos sitcoms de câmera única e a produção de comicidade por parte do sujeito enunciador que emerge do texto audiovisual. O trabalho inicia com uma abordagem do gênero sitcom, considerando-o como uma categoria cultural, analisando, em seguida, como o sitcom se constituiu, ao longo das décadas de sua história, em uma variedade de temas e formas que negam qualquer tentativa de abordagem definicional do gênero.Propomos, então, uma análise da opo...

  14. Texto e enunciação : as modalidades falada e escrita como instâncias de investigação

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    2012-01-01

    Esta dissertação dedica-se a explorar, sob a perspectiva da Teoria da Enunciação de Émile Benveniste, o tratamento do texto em suas modalidades falada e escrita. A partir da leitura de O aparelho formal da enunciação (BENVENISTE, 1970/2006), defende-se a proposição de uma noção geral para texto, relacionada ao fenômeno geral da enunciação, e noções específicas para texto falado e texto escrito, relacionadas a fenômenos específicos da enunciação. Considerando a progressiva inserção e valoração...

  15. Reliability-based econometrics of aerospace structural systems: Design criteria and test options. Ph.D. Thesis - Georgia Inst. of Tech.

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    Thomas, J. M.; Hanagud, S.

    1974-01-01

    The design criteria and test options for aerospace structural reliability were investigated. A decision methodology was developed for selecting a combination of structural tests and structural design factors. The decision method involves the use of Bayesian statistics and statistical decision theory. Procedures are discussed for obtaining and updating data-based probabilistic strength distributions for aerospace structures when test information is available and for obtaining subjective distributions when data are not available. The techniques used in developing the distributions are explained.

  16. Semiannual Technical Report on ONR Contract N00014-67-A-0204-0064 (Massachussetts Inst of Technology) September 1, 1973 - January 15, 1973

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    1973-02-28

    recursive jl’K.tal hlters using block floating-point arithmetic. Mere the «•P* and filter states (i.e., the inputs to the delav registers) are jotntlv...the „se of cascade or parallel connections of hrst- and second-order sections, more «eneral hlter structtires can l.e considered. Digital wave

  17. A humanização na saúde como instância libertadora The humanization in health as a freedom instance

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    Alberto Olavo Advincula Reis

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O texto discute a política de Humanização em Saúde do ponto de vista da lógica que a sustenta, em particular como uma ação da singularidade dos atores implicados no processo de produção da Saúde. A análise desenvolvida aponta para o fato de que as práticas de atenção à saúde, quando de acordo com os cânones da lógica utilitária, refletem não apenas uma ordem autoritária, como produzem sujeitos cerceados, fragmentados e incapazes. A humanização em Saúde é considerada uma possibilidade política de se alterar essa lógica e de instaurar, no interior das instituições, espaços de liberdade capazes de acolher, amparar, sustentar e dar significado à presença e às ações de profissionais de saúde, gestores e pacientes, ao considerar suas dimensões subjetivas e singulares.The text presents the politics of Humanization in Health from the point of view of the logic that gives support to it, i.e., as an action of the actors' singularity implicated in the process of Health production. The analysis points to the fact that the practices devoted to health attention, when in consonance with the prescriptions of the utilitarian logic reflect an authoritarian order, but also produce reduced, fragmented and incapacitated subjects. The humanization in the field of Health is considered as a political possibility of altering that logic and of establishing within the institutions spaces of freedom capable to hold, to aid, to sustain and to give a different meaning to the presence and professionals providing health actions, as well as managers and patients, considering their subjective and singular dimensions.

  18. Multivariable control of the Space Shuttle remote manipulator system using H2 and H(infinity) optimization. M.S. Thesis - Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.

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    Prakash, OM, II

    1991-01-01

    Three linear controllers are desiged to regulate the end effector of the Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) operating in Position Hold Mode. In this mode of operation, jet firings of the Orbiter can be treated as disturbances while the controller tries to keep the end effector stationary in an orbiter-fixed reference frame. The three design techniques used include: the Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR), H2 optimization, and H-infinity optimization. The nonlinear SRMS is linearized by modelling the effects of the significant nonlinearities as uncertain parameters. Each regulator design is evaluated for robust stability in light of the parametric uncertanties using both the small gain theorem with an H-infinity norm and the less conservative micro-analysis test. All three regulator designs offer significant improvement over the current system on the nominal plant. Unfortunately, even after dropping performance requirements and designing exclusively for robust stability, robust stability cannot be achieved. The SRMS suffers from lightly damped poles with real parametric uncertainties. Such a system renders the micro-analysis test, which allows for complex peturbations, too conservative.

  19. (Intersubjetivização de marcadores discursivos de base verbal: instâncias de gramaticalização

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    Edair Maria Görski

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    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva apresentar, numa perspectiva pancrônica, uma descrição da multifuncionalidade dos marcadores discursivos olha e vê em amostras de escrita e de fala catarinense. A análise é sustentada por uma abordagem funcionalista da gramaticalização, com ênfase na mudança semântico-pragmática e categorial dos itens, considerando a questão da (intersubjetividade e (intersubjetivização e sua relação com as funções da linguagem no processo de mudança. As ocorrências examinadas evidenciam que (i das práticas comunicativas emergem polissemias pragmáticas, que sinalizam, em graus variáveis, o envolvimento do falante com o ouvinte, bem como um incremento de significados vinculados à atitude do falante a respeito do que é dito, além de tímida função dos itens no âmbito textual; (ii os diferentes contextos de atuação discursiva de olha e são atestados a partir de frequências de uso que apontam tanto para situações de variação como para contextos de restrição de uso; (iii há indícios de gramaticalização desses marcadores discursivos, estando olha num processo mais adiantado do que .

  20. Avatares da instância crítica: supereu entre o isso e o princípio de morte

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    Maria Vilela Pinto Nakasu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se a clássica definição do supereu como resultado do complexo de Édipo, apresentado em "O ego e o id" (Freud, 1923/1989, tem uma longa história, o que poderia ser dito sobre a definição segundo a qual o supereu é o herdeiro do isso e sub-rogado das pulsões de morte? Como harmonizar as duas teorias que definem o supereu como o herdeiro do complexo de Édipo e herdeiro do isso? Por meio de uma análise cuidadosa de três passagens de "O eu e o isso" (Freud, 1923/1989, argumenta-se que o conceito de agressão é capital para caracterizar o vínculo entre o supereu e as pulsões de morte. As pulsões de morte não apenas determinam o caráter imperativo do supereu, a sua tendência para atacar o eu, mas são igualmente responsáveis pelas variantes deste ataque - pressão, crítica, punição e destruição. Além disso, a ampliação da teoria da identificação, sua associação com o processo de desfusão pulsional e a hipótese do caráter originário dos investimentos de objeto no isso permitem a Freud unir, no supereu, um aspecto legislativo, decorrente de sua herança edipiana ao aspecto pulsional mortífero.

  1. Indiana Humanities Council Request for the Indianapolis Energy Conversion Inst. For Phase I of the Indianapolis Energy Conservation Res Initiative also called the smartDESKTOP Initiative

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    Keller, John B.

    2007-12-06

    The smartDESKTOP Initiative at the Indiana Humanities Council received critical support in building and delivering a digital desktop for Indiana educators through the Department of Energy Grant DE-FG02-06ER64282. During the project period September 2006 through October of 2007, the number of Indiana educators with accounts on the smartDESKTOP more than tripled from under 2,000 to more than 7,000 accounts. An external review of the project conducted for the purposes of understanding the impact of the service in Indiana schools revealed that the majority of respondents felt that using the smartDESKTOP did reduce the time they spent managing paper. The same study revealed the challenges of implementing a digital desktop meant to help teachers leverage technology to improve their teaching and ultimately student learning. The most significant outcome of this project is that the Indiana Department of Education expressed interest in assuming responsibility for sustaining this project. The transition of the smartDESKTOP to the Indiana Department of Education was effective on November 1, 2007.

  2. GSF- Research Centre for Environment and Health. Institute for Hydrology. Annual report 2000; GSF - Forschungszentrum fuer Umwelt und Gesundheit. Inst. fuer Hydrologie. Jahresbericht 2000

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    2001-11-01

    The main areas of activities in the period under review are the migration of microorganisms in aquifers, ground water and sediments, transport mechanisms, influence of biofilms on hydraulic properties of sediments, analytical and numerical modelling of nitrate reduction in a bioreactor, migration of copper and antimony in aquifers, isotope identification and quantification in ground water and in neve of an antarctic region. (UKE)

  3. Production Of Intense, Tunable, Quasi-monochromatic X- Rays Using The Rpi Linear Accelerator

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    Sones, B A

    2004-01-01

    This research investigated the production of parametric X-rays (PXR) using the 60-MeV electron linear accelerator at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. PXR is an intense, energy tunable, and polarized X-ray source derived from the interaction of relativistic electrons and the periodic structure of crystal materials. In this work, PXR photon yields and the associated bremsstrahlung background were characterized for graphite, LiF, Si, Ge, Cu, and W target crystals. A model that considers the experimental geometry and crystal mosaicity was employed to predict PXR energy broadening. Measured energy linewidths consistently agreed with predicted values except in cases using poor quality graphite in which the mosaicity was greater than the PXR characteristic angle, 8.5 mrad for 60 MeV electrons. When the predicted energy linewidth was more narrow than our Si X-ray detector resolution, a near-absorption edge transmission technique was used to measure the PXR energy linewidth for Si(400) FWHM of 134 eV at 9.0 keV (2%) ...

  4. Material Scientist holds SUBSA sample vial

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    2003-01-01

    One of the first materials science experiments on the International Space Station -- the Solidification Using a Baffle in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA) -- will be conducted during Expedition Five inside the Microgravity Science Glovebox. The glovebox is the first dedicated facility delivered to the Station for microgravity physical science research, and this experiment will be the first one operated inside the glovebox. The glovebox's sealed work environment makes it an ideal place for the furnace that will be used to melt semiconductor crystals. Astronauts can change out samples and manipulate the experiment by inserting their hands into a pair of gloves that reach inside the sealed box. Dr. Aleksandar Ostrogorsky, a materials scientist from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., and the principal investigator for the SUBSA experiment, uses the gloves to examine an ampoule like the ones used for his experiment inside the glovebox's work area. The Microgravity Science Glovebox and the SUBSA experiment are managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

  5. Building international experiences into an engineering curriculum - a design project-based approach

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    Maldonado, Victor; Castillo, Luciano; Carbajal, Gerardo; Hajela, Prabhat

    2014-07-01

    This paper is a descriptive account of how short-term international and multicultural experiences can be integrated into early design experiences in an aerospace engineering curriculum. Such approaches are considered as important not only in fostering a student's interest in the engineering curriculum, but also exposing them to a multicultural setting that they are likely to encounter in their professional careers. In the broader sense, this programme is described as a model that can be duplicated in other engineering disciplines as a first-year experience. In this study, undergraduate students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Universidad del Turabo (UT) in Puerto Rico collaborated on a substantial design project consisting of designing, fabricating, and flight-testing radio-controlled model aircraft as a capstone experience in a semester-long course on Fundamentals of Flight. The two-week long experience in Puerto Rico was organised into academic and cultural components designed with the following objectives: (i) to integrate students in a multicultural team-based academic and social environment, (ii) to practise team-building skills and develop students' critical thinking and analytical skills, and finally (iii) to excite students about their engineering major through practical applications of aeronautics and help them decide if it is a right fit for them.

  6. Engineering Knowledge and Student Development: An Institutional and Pedagogical Critique of Engineering Education

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    Tang, Xiaofeng

    Educators have recommended the integration of engineering and the liberal arts as a promising educational model to prepare young engineers for global economic, environmental, sociotechnical, and ethical challenges. Drawing upon philosophy of technology, engineering studies, and educational psychology, this dissertation examines diverse visions and strategies for integrating engineering and liberal education and explores their impacts on students' intellectual and moral development. Based on archival research, interviews, and participant observation, the dissertation presents in-depth case studies of three educational initiatives that seek to blend engineering with the humanities, social sciences, and arts: Harvey Mudd College, the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, and the Programs in Design and Innovation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The research finds that learning engineering in a liberal arts context increases students' sense of "owning" their education and contributes to their communication, teamwork, and other non-technical professional skills. In addition, opportunities for extensive liberal arts learning in the three cases encourage some students to pursue alternative, less technocentric approaches to engineering. Nevertheless, the case studies suggest that the epistemological differences between the engineering and liberal arts instructors help maintain a technical/social dualism among most students. Furthermore, the dissertation argues a "hidden curriculum," which reinforces the dominant ideology in the engineering profession, persists in the integrated programs and prevents the students from reflecting on the broad social context of engineering and critically examining the assumptions upheld in the engineering profession.

  7. NSF-CBMS Regional Conference

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    Rubenfeld, Lester

    1981-01-01

    The articles of these proceedings arise from a NSF-CBMS regional conference on the mathematical modeling of the hearing process, that was held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the summer of 1980. To put the a=ticles in perspective, it is best to briefly review the history of suc~ modeling. It has proceeded, more or less, in three stages. The first was initiated by Herman Helmholtz in the 1880's, whose theories dominated the subject for years. However, because of his lack of accurate experimental data and his heuristic arguments it became apparent that his models needed revision. Accordingly, based on the experimental observations of von Bekesy, the "long wave" theories were developed in the 1950's by investigators such as Zwislocki, Peterson, and Bogert. However, as the ex?eri~ents became more refined (such as Rhode's ~wssbauer Measurements) even these models came into question. This has brought on a flurry of 'activity in recent years into how to extend the models to account for these more recent eXT. ...

  8. The Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment

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    Glicksman, M. E.; Koss, M. B.; Malarik, D. C.

    1998-01-01

    The growth of dendrites is one of the commonly observed forms of solidification encountered when metals and alloys freeze under low thermal gradients, as occurs in most casting and welding processes. In engineering alloys, the details of the dendritic morphology directly relates to important material responses and properties. Of more generic interest, dendritic growth is also an archetypical problem in morphogenesis, where a complex pattern evolves from simple starting conditions. Thus, the physical understanding and mathematical description of how dendritic patterns emerge during the growth process are of interest to both scientists and engineers. The Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment (IDGE) is a basic science experiment designed to measure, for a fundamental test of theory, the kinetics and morphology of dendritic growth without complications induced by gravity-driven convection. The IDGE, a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy NY, and NASA's Lewis Research Center (LeRC) was developed over a ten year period from a ground-based research program into a space flight experiment. Important to the success of this flight experiment was provision of in situ near-real-time teleoperations during the spaceflight experiment.

  9. Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment - PVA Dendrites

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    1997-01-01

    The Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment (IDGE), flown on three Space Shuttle missions, is yielding new insights into virtually all industrially relevant metal and alloy forming operations. IDGE used transparent organic liquids that form dendrites (treelike structures) similar to those inside metal alloys. Comparing Earth-based and space-based dendrite growth velocity, tip size and shape provides a better understanding of the fundamentals of dentritic growth, including gravity's effects. Shalowgraphic images of pivalic acid (PVA) dendrites forming from the melt show the subtle but distinct effects of gravity-driven heat convection on dentritic growth. In orbit, the dendrite grows as its latent heat is liberated by heat conduction. This yields a blunt dendrite tip. On Earth, heat is carried away by both conduction and gravity-driven convection. This yields a sharper dendrite tip. In addition, under terrestrial conditions, the sidebranches growing in the direction of gravity are augmented as gravity helps carry heat out of the way of the growing sidebranches as opposed to microgravity conditions where no augmentation takes place. IDGE was developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and NASA/Glenn Research Center. Advanced follow-on experiments are being developed for flight on the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Glenn Research Center

  10. Cubic Gallium Nitride on Micropatterned Si (001) for Longer Wavelength LEDs

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    Durniak, Mark T. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Chaudhuri, Anabil [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Center for High Technology Materials; Smith, Michael L. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Advanced Material Sciences; Allerman, Andrew A. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Advanced Material Sciences; Lee, S. C. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Center for High Technology Materials; Brueck, S. R. J. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Center for High Technology Materials; Wetzel, Christian [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy and Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

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    GaInN/GaN heterostructures of cubic phase have the potential to overcome the limitations of wurtzite structures commonly used for light emitting and laser diodes. Wurtzite GaInN suffers from large internal polarization fields, which force design compromises ( 0001 ) towards ultra-narrow quantum wells and reduce recombination volume and efficiency. Cubic GaInN microstripes grown at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by metal organic vapor phase epitaxy on micropatterned Si , with {111} v-grooves oriented along Si ( 001 ) , offer a system free of internal polarization fields, wider quantum wells, and smaller <00$\\bar1$> bandgap energy. We prepared 6 and 9 nm Ga x In 1-x N/GaN single quantum well structures with peak wavelength ranges from 520 to 570 nm with photons predominately polarized perpendicular to the grooves. We estimate a cubic InN composition range of 0 < x < 0.5 and an upper limit of the internal quantum efficiency of 50%. Stripe geometry and polarization may be suitable for mode confinement and reduced threshold stimulated emission.

  11. Flight experiments and evolutionary development of a laser-propelled transatmospheric vehicle

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    Mead, Franklin B., Jr.; Myrabo, Leik N.; Messitt, Donald G.

    1998-09-01

    In a series of spectacular experiments conducted at the High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility (HELSTF), White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM, using 13- to 15-cm diameter, 40- to 60-g vehicles designed to fly on the 10 kW PLVTS pulsed carbon dioxide laser (1 kJ pulses for 30 microsecond duration at 10 Hz), Prof. Leik Myrabo of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Dr. Franklin Mead of the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Propulsion Directorate, have been successfully flying laser propelled Lightcraft under a joint Air Force/NASA flight demonstration program. The axisymmetric Lightcraft vehicles are propelled by airbreathing, pulsed- detonation engines with an infinite fuel specific impulse. Impulse coupling coefficients have been measured with ballistic pendulums as well as a piezoelectric load cell and fall in the range of 100 to 200 N/MW. Horizontal wire-guided flights up to 400 ft, using a unique laser beam pointing and tracking guidance system, have demonstrated up to 2.0 G's acceleration measured by a photo-optic array. Spin-stabilized free-flights with active tracking/beam control have been accomplished to altitudes of 15.25 meters. This paper will summarize the progress made to date on the Lightcraft Technology Demonstration flight test program, since the first 12 - 14 July 1996, experiments at HELSTF.

  12. The Jefferson Project: Large-eddy simulations of a watershed

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    Watson, C.; Cipriani, J.; Praino, A. P.; Treinish, L. A.; Tewari, M.; Kolar, H.

    2015-12-01

    The Jefferson Project is a new endeavor at Lake George, NY by IBM Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and The Fund for Lake George. Lake George is an oligotrophic lake - one of low nutrients - and a 30-year study recently published by RPI's Darrin Fresh Water Institute highlighted the renowned water quality is declining from the injection of salt (from runoff), algae, and invasive species. In response, the Jefferson Project is developing a system to provide extensive data on relevant physical, chemical and biological parameters that drive ecosystem function. The system will be capable of real-time observations and interactive modeling of the atmosphere, watershed hydrology, lake circulation and food web dynamics. In this presentation, we describe the development of the operational forecast system used to simulate the atmosphere in the model stack, Deep ThunderTM (a configuration of the ARW-WRF model). The model performs 48-hr forecasts twice daily in a nested configuration, and in this study we present results from ongoing tests where the innermost domains are dx = 333-m and 111-m. We discuss the model's ability to simulate boundary layer processes, lake surface conditions (an input into the lake model), and precipitation (an input into the hydrology model) during different weather regimes, and the challenges of data assimilation and validation at this scale. We also explore the potential for additional nests over select regions of the watershed to better capture turbulent boundary layer motions.

  13. A development of the equations of electromagnetism in material continua

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    Tiersten, Harry F

    1990-01-01

    This tract is based on lecture notes for a course in mechanics that has been offered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on and off for the past twenty years. The course is intended to provide graduate students in mechanics with an understanding of electromagnetism and prepare them for studies on the interaction of the electric and magnetic fields with deformable solid continua. As such, it is imperative that the distinction between particle and continuum descriptions of matter be carefully made and that the distinction between that which is inherently linear and that which is intrinsically nonlinear be clearly delineated. Every possible effort has been made on my part to achieve these ends. I wish to acknowledge the contributions of a number of students and faculty who attended the lectures over the years and who, by their questions and suggestions, significantly improved some of the sections. This preface would not be complete if I did not point out that my interest in electromagnetism was initiated and my ...

  14. GPU-Accelerated Monte Carlo Electron Transport Methods: Development and Application for Radiation Dose Calculations Using Six GPU cards

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    Su, Lin; Du, Xining; Liu, Tianyu; Xu, X. George

    2014-06-01

    An electron-photon coupled Monte Carlo code ARCHER - Accelerated Radiation-transport Computations in Heterogeneous EnviRonments - is being developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a software testbed for emerging heterogeneous high performance computers that utilize accelerators such as GPUs. This paper presents the preliminary code development and the testing involving radiation dose related problems. In particular, the paper discusses the electron transport simulations using the class-II condensed history method. The considered electron energy ranges from a few hundreds of keV to 30 MeV. For photon part, photoelectric effect, Compton scattering and pair production were modeled. Voxelized geometry was supported. A serial CPU code was first written in C++. The code was then transplanted to the GPU using the CUDA C 5.0 standards. The hardware involved a desktop PC with an Intel Xeon X5660 CPU and six NVIDIA Tesla™ M2090 GPUs. The code was tested for a case of 20 MeV electron beam incident perpendicularly on a water-aluminum-water phantom. The depth and later dose profiles were found to agree with results obtained from well tested MC codes. Using six GPU cards, 6x106 electron histories were simulated within 2 seconds. In comparison, the same case running the EGSnrc and MCNPX codes required 1645 seconds and 9213 seconds, respectively. On-going work continues to test the code for different medical applications such as radiotherapy and brachytherapy.

  15. DECONTAMINATING AND PROCESSING DREDGED MATERIAL FOR BENEFICIAL USE

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    CLESCERI,N.L.; STERN,E.A.; FENG,H.; JONES,K.W.

    2000-07-01

    Management of contaminated dredged material is a major problem in the Port of New York and New Jersey. One component of an overall management plan can be the application of a decontamination technology followed by creation of a product suitable for beneficial use. This concept is the focus of a project now being carried out by the US Environmental Protection Agency-Region 2, the US Army Corps of Engineers-New York District, the US Department of Energy-Brookhaven National Laboratory, and regional university groups that have included Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Stevens Institute of Technology. The project has gone through phased testing of commercial technologies at the bench scale (15 liters) and pilot scale (1.5--500 m{sup 3}) levels. Several technologies are now going forward to large-scale demonstrations that are intended to treat from 23,000 to 60,000 m{sup 3}. Selections of the technologies were made based on the effectiveness of the treatment process, evaluation of the possible beneficial use of the treated materials, and other factors. Major elements of the project are summarized here.

  16. Identification and mitigation of T-S waves using localized dynamic surface modification

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    Amitay, Michael; Tuna, Burak A.; Dell'Orso, Haley

    2016-06-01

    The control of transition from a laminar to a turbulent flow over a flat plate using localized dynamic surface modifications was explored experimentally in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's subsonic wind tunnel. Dynamic surface modification, via a pair of Piezoelectrically Driven Oscillating Surface (PDOS) actuators, was used to excite and control the T-S wave over a flat plate. Creating an upstream, localized small disturbance at the most amplified frequency of fact = 250 Hz led to phase-locking the T-S wave. This enabled observation of the excited T-S wave using phase-locked stereoscopic particle image velocimetry. The growth of the T-S wave as it moved downstream was also measured using this technique (25% growth over four wavelengths of the excited wave). Activation of a downstream PDOS actuator (in addition to the upstream PDOS) at the appropriate amplitude and phase shift resulted in attenuation of the peak amplitude of the coherent velocity fluctuations (by up to 68%) and a substantial reduction of the degree of coherence of the T-S wave. Since the PDOS actuators used in this work were localized, the effect of the control strategy was confined to the region directly downstream of the PDOS actuator.

  17. The Development of Maritime English Learning Model Using Authentic Assessment Based Bridge Simulator in Merchant Marine Polytechnic, Makassar

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    Fauzi, Ahmad; Bundu, Patta; Tahmir, Suradi

    2016-01-01

    Bridge simulator constitutes a very fundamental and vital tool to trigger and ensure that seamen or seafarers possess the standardized competence required. By using the bridge simulator technique, a reality based study can be presented easily and delivered to the students in ongoing basis to their classroom or study place. Afterwards, the validity…

  18. A didactic approach to professional motivation in the subject Nutrition and Dietetics at polytechnic schools of services

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    Albornoz, Omar

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The present research is focused on the development of technicians’ professional technical motivation on the specialty of cuisine by means of a didactic approach. The authors takes as reference other works made by several researchers of Cuban Pedagogy elaborates the theoretical frame making emphasis on professional pedagogical didactics process in technicians training, professional guidance and the guidelines of the suggested didactic approach. To contribute to the problem solution a didactic approach was devised, it comprises three main elements: hints for teaching, set of exercises and recommendations to solve the exercises in class.

  19. 76 FR 53117 - Virginia Polytechnic Institute, et al.; Notice of Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of...

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    2011-08-25

    ..., Blacksburg, VA 24061. Instrument: Nano test platform. Manufacturer: Micro Materials Ltd., United Kingdom... Number: 11-040. Applicant: University of Colorado at Boulder, Procurement Service Center, Denver, CO...

  20. Higher Education Curriculum for Sustainability: Course Contents Analyses of Purchasing and Supply Management Programme of Polytechnics in Ghana

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    Etse, Daniel; Ingley, Coral

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the degree of attention to and the nature of sustainability issues in the curriculum of the Higher National Diploma (HND) Purchasing and Supply Management programme of Ghana. Design/Methodology/Approach: Documentary research is the approach used to analyse the curriculum document for the programme…

  1. A Personal Appraisal of the MIBiol Courses in Entomology and Plant Pathology at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1967-71

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    Ayerst, G.; Gower, A. M.

    1972-01-01

    Article provides brief description of two microbiology courses at the college level which have multiple characteristics. Course I provides instruction based on papers in biology and in a special subject. Course II is devoted entirely to the special subject. (PS)

  2. 75 FR 10519 - Notice of License Amendment Request by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Approval of the...

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    2010-03-08

    ... fuel. WPI plans to ship the fuel to another research and test reactor licensed by the NRC. If the NRC... participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139, August... FD-258 (fingerprint card), signed in original ink, and submitted in accordance with 10 CFR...

  3. INTERIM REPT. MAY 1-JULY 31 1953 ON CONTRACT NO. NONR-1129(00) (POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BROOKLYN)

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    in ethylene dichloride are tabulated. Two polyvinyl butyrals and 2 polyvinyl acetates (Bakelite Co) samples were investigated. The hydrolysis and...The weight average mol wt of 2 polyvinyl acetates (Schawinigan Corp.) were determined to be 85,000 and 190,000. A low degree of branching was assumed...reacetylation of these acetates indicated mol wt and branching similar to the Schawinigan acetates. The increase in viscosity on butyral fromation was

  4. Higher Education Curriculum for Sustainability: Course Contents Analyses of Purchasing and Supply Management Programme of Polytechnics in Ghana

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    Etse, Daniel; Ingley, Coral

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the degree of attention to and the nature of sustainability issues in the curriculum of the Higher National Diploma (HND) Purchasing and Supply Management programme of Ghana. Design/Methodology/Approach: Documentary research is the approach used to analyse the curriculum document for the programme…

  5. Cloud Computing in Support of Applied Learning: A Baseline Study of Infrastructure Design at Southern Polytechnic State University

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    Conn, Samuel S.; Reichgelt, Han

    2013-01-01

    Cloud computing represents an architecture and paradigm of computing designed to deliver infrastructure, platforms, and software as constructible computing resources on demand to networked users. As campuses are challenged to better accommodate academic needs for applications and computing environments, cloud computing can provide an accommodating…

  6. Genesis: A Framework for Achieving Software Component Diversity

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    2007-01-01

    Fragment Cache inst1 inst2 … instx inst3 inst4 cmpl %eax,%ecx trampoline Code Fragment1 inst7 inst8 … trampoline Code Fragment2 Context Switch Fetch... trampoline Code Fragment3 Figure 1: Strata virtual machine virtualizing an application. 20 The implementation of ISR required two simple...structures including the fragment cache from being overwritten by the application. At the end of a translated block, Strata appends trampoline code that

  7. Köln's unstable hemoglobin: case report and literature review Hemoglobina instável de Köln: relato de caso e revisão de literatura

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    Sandra Pscheidt; Ivana M.L. Pereima; Roberge,Márcia B.; Rotolo,Marco A.S.; Guilherme Genovez; Zunino,João N.

    2003-01-01

    Unstable hemoglobins are a group of genetic variants of hemoglobins caused by the mutation of amino acids into alpha and beta globins and, depending on the points and types of mutation, the result can vary from no clinical symptomatology to severe hemolytic anemia. On the present report, we study the case of a female patient who showed a very exuberant hematological picture for the red series, which suggests hemoglobinic changes; this was confirmed following the conduction of the protocol est...

  8. A instável leveza do Rock : génese, dinâmica e consolidação do rock alternativo em Portugal (1980-2010)

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    Guerra, Paula

    2010-01-01

    Se entendermos o pop rock como componente fundamental da música popular, é possível tomar as suas manifestações, vivências, social idades e produções como determinantes para a compreensão e explicação da estrutura social em que ocorrem e das identidades de quem a produz e reproduz. Mais ainda, se a sociologia não se interessa por essências, mas por processos, parece-nos que o campo do pop rock, ainda que recente, será uma matriz essencial de análise das representações sociais e da memória col...

  9. En anden hverdag - om institutionaliserde sociale rolleskift hos forældre til cancersyge børn af Lene Bjerregaard og Hanne Bækgaard Laursen soc. Inst. KU sept. 2004

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    Bjerregaard, Lene Berit Skov; Laursen, Hanne Bækgaard

    2004-01-01

    to the labor market and social institutions represented by the hospital and the social sector. Methods: The purpose of the paper has empirically been investigated using qualitative semi-structured interviews: 8 interviews with parents, who recently had their child diagnosed with a cancer, and 3 interviews...... manage the strain of the social situation where a child is diagnosed with cancer, and the impact this poses on central areas of the family: The parents’ internal role division and role understanding and externally the parents changed relations and positions within the society; in this case their relation...... perspective inspired by Pierre Bourdieu and authors using his theoretical framework. Results: As a consequence of the diagnosis of a child with cancer disease and the following treatment, the parents engage in following social changes: – Multiple changes of social roles central to their identity and for some...

  10. Mão instável atáxica de Alajouanine-Akerman: resgate de um sinal semiológico Ataxic unstable hand of Alajouanine-Akerman: recovery of a semiologic sign

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    GILBERTO LEVY

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetiva-se resgatar, considerando o seu valor histórico, um sinal semiológico descrito em 1931 por eminente neurologista do Rio de Janeiro, em parceria com um mestre da neurologia francesa. No artigo de Alajouanine e Akerman, intitulado "Atitude da mão em um surto monobraquial astereognósico da esclerose em placas", foi descrita uma alteração semiológica caracterizada por "uma instabilidade na atitude dos dedos, que se observa sobretudo com a mão estendida na atitude de juramento". Essa atitude da mão se exagerava muito com os olhos fechados e estava acompanhada por ataxia sensitiva, astereognosia e comprometimento da sensibilidade profunda no membro acometido. A partir do artigo original, é possível atualmente considerar-se a alteração semiológica descrita como uma forma de pseudoatetose localizada na mão.It is aimed to recover, considering its historical value, a semiological sign described in 1931 by an eminent neurologist of Rio de Janeiro, together with a master of the French neurology. In the article by Alajouanine and Akerman, named "Attitude of the hand in an astereognostic monobrachial crisis of multiple esclerosis", a semiologic alteration was described which was characterized by "an instability in the attitude of the fingers, which is observed mainly with the hand extended in the attitude of swearing". This attitude of the hand worsened a lot with the eyes closed and was accompanied by sensory ataxia, astereognosis, and impaired deep sensation in the affected member. From the original article, it is possible to consider at the present time the described semiologic alteration as a form of pseudoathetosis localized in the hand.

  11. Caracterização da imunogenicidade das proteínas recombinantes Virb9, Virb10 e fator termo instável de Elongação de Peptídeos de Anaplasma marginale em camundongos

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    Ana Beatriz Canevari Castelão

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Considerando as limitações dos atuais métodos de controle contra a anaplasmose bovina, o desenvolvimento de uma vacina efetiva se faz necessário. A partir do advento da análise genômica e proteômica, novas proteínas de membrana de Anaplasma marginale foram identificadas como possíveis candidatas a componentes de uma vacina, tais como, VirB9,VirB10 e Fator Termo Instavél de Elongação de Peptídeos (EF-Tu. Embora estas proteínas ainda não estejam bem caracterizadas na membrana de A. marginale, a produção destas na forma recombinante (rVirB 9, rVirB10 e rEF-Tutem sido realizada, mas as mesmas ainda não foram exploradas em formulações vacinais. Neste trabalho, avaliou-se ouso de rVirB9, rVirB10 e rEF-Tu emulsionadas em adjuvante Montanide em camundongos. Nas condições testadas, verificou-se a indução de forte resposta imune humoral com a produção de IgG1 e IgG2a, sendo que as proporções dos níveis de produção destas subclasses indicam predomínio de IgG1. Entretanto, esplenócitos de animais, que foram injetados com rVirB9 ou rVirB10, produziram interferon-gama acima do limite de detecção do ensaio após estimulação in vitro, sinalizando assim resposta celular específica. Assim, novas avaliações serão realizadas com a finalidade de modular o perfil de resposta imune obtido em bovinos e avaliar a proteção contra A. marginale.

  12. Principle and technology characteristic of maglevvehicleLIAN Ji-san(Inst. of Maglev Trains and Maglev Tech%磁浮列车原理及技术特征

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    2001-01-01

    综述了斥力型和吸力型磁浮列车的悬浮原理、技术特征及适用范围,重点分析了两种不同的磁浮列车驱动方式--长定子线性同步电机驱动及短定子线性同步电机驱动的技术特征和性能比较。

  13. 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)

  14. A look-ahead variant of the Lanczos algorithm and its application to the quasi-minimal residual method for non-Hermitian linear systems. Ph.D. Thesis - Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Aug. 1991

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    Nachtigal, Noel M.

    1991-01-01

    The Lanczos algorithm can be used both for eigenvalue problems and to solve linear systems. However, when applied to non-Hermitian matrices, the classical Lanczos algorithm is susceptible to breakdowns and potential instabilities. In addition, the biconjugate gradient (BCG) algorithm, which is the natural generalization of the conjugate gradient algorithm to non-Hermitian linear systems, has a second source of breakdowns, independent of the Lanczos breakdowns. Here, we present two new results. We propose an implementation of a look-ahead variant of the Lanczos algorithm which overcomes the breakdowns by skipping over those steps where a breakdown or a near-breakdown would occur. The new algorithm can handle look-ahead steps of any length and requires the same number of matrix-vector products and inner products per step as the classical Lanczos algorithm without look-ahead. Based on the proposed look-ahead Lanczos algorithm, we then present a novel BCG-like approach, the quasi-minimal residual (QMR) method, which avoids the second source of breakdowns in the BCG algorithm. We present details of the new method and discuss some of its properties. In particular, we discuss the relationship between QMR and BCG, showing how one can recover the BCG iterates, when they exist, from the QMR iterates. We also present convergence results for QMR, showing the connection between QMR and the generalized minimal residual (GMRES) algorithm, the optimal method in this class of methods. Finally, we give some numerical examples, both for eigenvalue computations and for non-Hermitian linear systems.

  15. A systems analysis of the impact of navigation instrumentation on-board a Mars rover, based on a covariance analysis of navigation performance. M.S. Thesis, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology

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    Leber, Douglas Eric

    1992-01-01

    As part of the Space Exploration Initiative, the exploration of Mars will undoubtedly require the use of rovers, both manned and unmanned. Many mission scenarios have been developed, incorporating rovers which range in size from a few centimeters to ones large enough to carry a manned crew. Whatever the mission, accurate navigation of the rover on the Martian surface will be necessary. This thesis considers the initial rover missions, where minimal in-situ navigation aids will be available on Mars. A covariance analysis of the rover's navigation performance is conducted, assuming minimal on-board instrumentation (gyro compass and speedometer), a single orbiting satellite, and a surface beacon at the landing site. Models of the on-board instruments are varied to correspond to the accuracy of various levels of these instruments currently available. A comparison is made with performance of an on-board IMU. Landing location and satellite orbits are also varied.

  16. Troca de gases prejudicada em pacientes com angina instável Deterioro del intercambio gaseoso en pacientes con angina inestable Impaired gas exchange in patients with unstable angina

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    Dayane Horta Rocha

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A identificação do diagnóstico de enfermagem "troca de gases prejudicada na assistência aos pacientes com angina" é visualizada rotineiramente, porém faz-se necessário um aprofundamento desta temática. Com o objetivo de analisar a ocorrência deste diagnóstico, realizamos um estudo transversal, de caráter descritivo-exploratório, com pacientes internados em um hospital especializado. Os dados foram obtidos por meio de entrevista, exame físico e consulta ao prontuário. O diagnóstico "troca de gases prejudicada" foi ausente em nossa amostra; entretanto, as variáveis profundidade da respiração, pressão arterial sistólica, sonolência e sódio sérico estiveram comprometidas, o que indica risco de agravamento. Visualizamos alguma relação entre os resultados obtidos e características do estilo de vida dos pacientes avaliados, o que reforça a importância de medidas preventivas para a obtenção de um melhor prognóstico na assistência aos pacientes com angina.La identificación del diagnóstico realizado por parte de la enfermería del Deterioro del intercambio gaseoso en el cuidado de pacientes con angina es comúnmente percibida, sin embargo es necesario profundizar esta temática. Con el objetivo de analizar la ocurrencia del diagnóstico del Deterioro del intercambio gaseoso en portadores de Angina Inestable desarrollamos un estudio transversal, de carácter descriptivo-exploratorio, con pacientes ingresados en un hospital especializado. Los datos fueron recolectados por medio de entrevistas, examenes físicos y consultas a los registros médicos. Este diagnóstico no fue identificado en nuestra muestra, sin embargo, las variables profundidad de la respiración, presión arterial sistólica, somnolencia y sodio sérico presentaron alteraciones , lo que indica riesgo de agravación del cuadro clínico. Se identificó una relación entre los resultados obtenidos y las características del estilo de vida de los pacientes evaluados, lo que refuerza la importancia de aplicar medidas de prevención para la obtención de un mejor pronóstico en la asistencia a los pacientes con angina.The identification of nursing diagnosis Impaired Gas Exchange in the assistance to the patients with angina is visualized routinely, however, it is necessary a deepening of this thematic. With the goal of analyzing the occurrence nursing diagnosis Impaired Gas Exchange in bearers of Unstable Angina we perform a cross-sectional study, with a descriptive and exploratory character, with patient put into in a specialized hospital. The data were obtained through interview, physical exam and consultation to records. The diagnosis Impaired Gas Exchange was absent in our sample, however, the variables breathing depth, systolic arterial pressure, sleepiness and sodium seric were pledged, what indicates aggravation risk. We visualize some relation among obtained results and characteristics of patients' lifestyle evaluated, what reinforces the importance of preventive measures for the obtainment of a better prognosis in the assistance to the patients with angina.

  17. A New High Energy Resolution Neutron Transmission Detector at the Gaerttner LINAC Center and Isotopic Molybdenum Total Cross Section Measurements in the keV-Region

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    Bahran, Rian M.

    The Gaerttner LINAC Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is home to a 60 MeV electron linear accelerator (LINAC) that is used as a pulsed neutron source for TOF nuclear data experiments. High energy resolution total cross section measurements for the stable molybdenum isotopes of Mo-95, Mo-96, Mo-98, and Mo-100 were performed with a newly developed modular neutron transmission detector positioned at a 100 m experimental flight station. This work is part of an effort to both improve existing neutron total cross section libraries and measurement capabilities at the Gaerttner LINAC Center in and above the resolved resonance energy region (from 5-620 keV). The overall design optimization process and qualification of the new high resolution detector is presented. Additionally, a new method to quantify the energy-dependent neutron and gamma-ray experimental background of the detector was developed. High resolution isotopic molybdenum total cross section data are of particular importance because stable Mo isotopes can be found in significant concentrations in a nuclear fuel cycle either as a high yield fission product or in alloyed form with applications in reactor piping, fuel cladding, and as an advanced nuclear fuel in the form of U-Mo. The measured total cross section energy range encompasses the resolved resonance region and extends into the unresolved resonance region for each molybdenum isotope. New high accuracy resonance parameters for Mo-95 were generated from fitting experimental data using the multilevel R-matrix Bayesian code SAMMY in the resolved resonance region. In the unresolved resonance region, average resonance parameters and fits to the total cross section were obtained using the Hauser-Feshbach statistical model code FITACS which is embedded in SAMMY.

  18. Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies: Building a Global Infrastructure for Climate Change Research

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    Williams, Dean N. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Ahrens, J. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Ananthakrishnan, R. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Bell, G. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Bharathi, S. [Univ. of Southern California, Marina del Ray, CA (United States). Information Science Institute; Brown, D. [National Center for Atmospheric Reserch, Boulder, CO (United States); Chen, M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Chervenak, A. L. [Univ. of Southern California, Marina del Ray, CA (United States). Information Science Institute; Cinquini, L. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Pasadena, CA (United States); Drach, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Foster, I. T. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Fox, P. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States); Hankin, S. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (PMEL), Seattle, WA (United States); Harper, D. [National Center for Atmospheric Reserch, Boulder, CO (United States); Hook, N. [National Center for Atmospheric Reserch, Boulder, CO (United States); Jones, P. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Middleton, D. E. [National Center for Atmospheric Reserch, Boulder, CO (United States); Miller, R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Nienhouse, E. [National Center for Atmospheric Reserch, Boulder, CO (United States); Schweitzer, R. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (PMEL), Seattle, WA (United States); Schuler, R. [Univ. of Southern California, Marina del Ray, CA (United States). Information Science Institute; Shipman, G. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Shoshani, A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Siebenlist, F. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Sim, A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Strand, W. G. [National Center for Atmospheric Reserch, Boulder, CO (United States); Wang, F. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Wilcox, H. [National Center for Atmospheric Reserch, Boulder, CO (United States); Wilhelmi, N. [National Center for Atmospheric Reserch, Boulder, CO (United States)

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    Established within DOE’s Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC-) 2 program, with support from ASCR and BER, the Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) is a consortium of seven laboratories (Argonne National Laboratory [ANL], Los Alamos National Laboratory [LANL], Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory [LBNL], Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [LLNL], National Center for Atmospheric Research [NCAR], Oak Ridge National Laboratory [ORNL], and Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory [PMEL]), and two institutes (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [RPI] and the University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute [USC/ISI]). The consortium’s mission is to provide climate researchers worldwide with a science gateway to access data, information, models, analysis tools, and computational capabilities required to evaluate extreme-scale data sets. Its stated goals are to (1) make data more useful to climate researchers by developing collaborative technology that enhances data usability; (2) meet the specific needs that national and international climate projects have for distributed databases, data access, and data movement; (3) provide a universal and secure web-based data access portal for broad-based multi-model data collections; and (4) provide a wide range of climate data-analysis tools and diagnostic methods to international climate centers and U.S. government agencies. To this end, the ESG-CET is working to integrate all highly publicized climate data sets—from climate simulations to observations—using distributed storage management, remote high-performance units, high-bandwidth wide-area networks, and user desktop platforms in a collaborative problem-solving environment.

  19. Consequences of ongoing retrotransposition in mammalian genomes

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    Maxwell PH

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Patrick H Maxwell Department of Biological Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA Abstract: Retrotransposons can have significant influences on gene expression and genome stability through their ability to integrate reverse-transcript copies of their sequences at new genomic locations by retrotransposition. These elements have been long known to retrotranspose in mammalian germ cells to give rise to inherited insertion alleles, but more recent work has also shown that retrotransposition can occur in mammalian somatic cells, particularly in brain tissue and tumors. Retrotransposition makes appreciable contributions to spontaneous disease-causing alleles in humans and a more significant contribution to spontaneous mutations in mice. Genome-wide studies have found high levels of polymorphic retrotransposon insertions in human populations that are consistent with ongoing retrotransposition. Many insertions do not disrupt exons, but insertions into introns or flanking genes can alter gene expression patterns, generate truncated or antisense gene transcripts, alter splicing patterns, or result in premature polyadenylation of gene transcripts. Furthermore, the very high genomic copy numbers of these elements can lead to nonallelic homologous recombination events that produce gene deletions/duplications and genome rearrangements, and can also lead to evolution of particular insertions or types of elements to have cellular functions through exaptation. Mobility of these elements occurs despite multiple epigenetic mechanisms to restrict their expression. While the potential for retrotransposons to significantly influence mammalian health and cellular functions is clear, substantial research efforts will be needed to fully elucidate the actual contributions of natural levels of mobility of endogenous elements to the health and development of humans and other mammals. Keywords: retrotransposon, human, mouse, mutations, epigenetics

  20. Collaborative Group Learning using the SCALE-UP Pedagogy

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    Feldman, Gerald

    2011-10-01

    The time-honored conventional lecture (``teaching by telling'') has been shown to be an ineffective mode of instruction for science classes. In these cases, where the enhancement of critical thinking skills and the development of problem-solving abilities are emphasized, collaborative group learning environments have proven to be far more effective. In addition, students naturally improve their teamwork skills through the close interaction they have with their group members. Early work on the Studio Physics model at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the mid-1990's was extended to large classes via the SCALE-UP model pioneered at North Carolina State University a few years later. In SCALE-UP, students sit at large round tables in three groups of three --- in this configuration, they carry out a variety of pencil/paper exercises (ponderables) using small whiteboards and perform hands-on activities like demos and labs (tangibles) throughout the class period. They also work on computer simulations using a shared laptop for each group of three. Formal lecture is reduced to a minimal level and the instructor serves more as a ``coach'' to facilitate the academic ``drills'' that the students are working on. Since its inception in 1997, the SCALE-UP pedagogical approach has been adopted by over 100 institutions across the country and about 20 more around the world. In this talk, I will present an overview of the SCALE-UP concept and I will outline the details of its deployment at George Washington University over the past 4 years. I will also discuss empirical data from assessments given to the SCALE-UP collaborative classes and the regular lecture classes at GWU in order to make a comparative study of the effectiveness of the two methodologies.

  1. Results and Analysis of the Infrastructure Request for Information (DE-SOL-0008318)

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    Heidrich, Brenden John [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2015-07-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) released a request for information (RFI) (DE-SOL-0008318) for “University, National Laboratory, Industry and International Input on Potential Office of Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Investments” on April 13, 2015. DOE-NE solicited information on five specific types of capabilities as well as any others suggested by the community. The RFI proposal period closed on June 19, 2015. From the 26 responses, 34 individual proposals were extracted. Eighteen were associated with a DOE national laboratory, including Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Sandia National Laboratory (SNL). Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was referenced in a proposal as a proposed capability location, although the proposal did not originate with ORNL. Five US universities submitted proposals (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Houston and the University of Michigan). Three industrial/commercial institutions submitted proposals (AREVA NP, Babcock and Wilcox (B&W) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)). Eight major themes emerged from the submissions as areas needing additional capability or support for existing capabilities. Two submissions supported multiple areas. The major themes are: Advanced Manufacturing (AM), High Performance Computing (HPC), Ion Irradiation with X-Ray Diagnostics (IIX), Ion Irradiation with TEM Visualization (IIT), Radiochemistry Laboratories (RCL), Test Reactors, Neutron Sources and Critical Facilities (RX) , Sample Preparation and Post-Irradiation Examination (PIE) and Thermal-Hydraulics Test Facilities (THF).

  2. Comparing the force and motion conceptual evaluation and the force concept inventory

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    Karen Cummings

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we compare and contrast student’s pretest/post-test performance on the Halloun-Hestenes force concept inventory (FCI to the Thornton-Sokoloff force and motion conceptual evaluation (FMCE. Both tests are multiple-choice assessment instruments whose results are used to characterize how well a first term, introductory physics course promotes conceptual understanding. However, the two exams have slightly different content domains, as well as different representational formats; hence, one exam or the other might better fit the interests of a given instructor or researcher. To begin the comparison, we outline how to determine a single-number score for the FMCE and present ranges of normalized gains on this exam. We then compare scores on the FCI and the FMCE for approximately 2000 students enrolled in the Studio Physics course at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute over a period of eight years (1998–2006 that encompassed significant evolution of the course and many different instructors. We found that the mean score on the FCI is significantly higher than the mean score on the FMCE, however there is a very strong relationship between scores on the two exams. The slope of a best fit line drawn through FCI versus FMCE data is approximately 0.54, and the correlation coefficient is approximately r=0.78 , for preinstructional and postinstructional testings combined. In spite of this strong relationship, the assessments measure different normalized gains under identical circumstances. Additionally, students who scored well on one exam did not necessarily score well on the other. We use this discrepancy to uncover some subtle, but important, differences between the exams. We also present ranges of normalized gains for the FMCE in a variety of instructional settings.

  3. Comparing the force and motion conceptual evaluation and the force concept inventory

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    Ronald K Thornton

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we compare and contrast student’s pretest/post-test performance on the Halloun-Hestenes force concept inventory (FCI to the Thornton-Sokoloff force and motion conceptual evaluation (FMCE. Both tests are multiple-choice assessment instruments whose results are used to characterize how well a first term, introductory physics course promotes conceptual understanding. However, the two exams have slightly different content domains, as well as different representational formats; hence, one exam or the other might better fit the interests of a given instructor or researcher. To begin the comparison, we outline how to determine a single-number score for the FMCE and present ranges of normalized gains on this exam. We then compare scores on the FCI and the FMCE for approximately 2000 students enrolled in the Studio Physics course at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute over a period of eight years (1998–2006 that encompassed significant evolution of the course and many different instructors. We found that the mean score on the FCI is significantly higher than the mean score on the FMCE, however there is a very strong relationship between scores on the two exams. The slope of a best fit line drawn through FCI versus FMCE data is approximately 0.54, and the correlation coefficient is approximately r=0.78, for preinstructional and postinstructional testings combined. In spite of this strong relationship, the assessments measure different normalized gains under identical circumstances. Additionally, students who scored well on one exam did not necessarily score well on the other. We use this discrepancy to uncover some subtle, but important, differences between the exams. We also present ranges of normalized gains for the FMCE in a variety of instructional settings.

  4. Modules to enhance smart lighting education

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    Bunch, Robert M.; Joenathan, Charles; Connor, Kenneth; Chouikha, Mohamed

    2012-10-01

    Over the past several years there has been a rapid advancement in solid state lighting applications brought on by the development of high efficiency light emitting diodes. Development of lighting devices, systems and products that meet the demands of the future lighting marketplace requires workers from many disciplines including engineers, scientists, designers and architects. The National Science Foundation has recognized this fact and established the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center that promotes research leading to smart lighting systems, partners with industry to enhance innovation and educates a diverse, world-class workforce. The lead institution is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with core partners Boston University and The University of New Mexico. Outreach partners include Howard University, Morgan State University, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of advanced smart lighting systems workers often have little or no formal education in basic optics, lighting and illumination. This paper describes the initial stages of the development of self-contained and universally applicable educational modules that target essential optics topics needed for lighting applications. The modules are intended to be easily incorporated into new and existing courses by a variety of educators and/or to be used in a series of stand-alone, asynchronous training exercises by new graduate students. The ultimate goal of this effort is to produce resources such as video lectures, video presentations of students-teaching-students, classroom activities, assessment tools, student research projects and laboratories integrated into learning modules. Sample modules and resources will be highlighted. Other outreach activities such as plans for coursework, undergraduate research, design projects, and high school enrichment programs will be discussed.

  5. Pulsing blue light through closed eyelids: effects on acute melatonin suppression and phase shifting of dim light melatonin onset

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    Figueiro MG

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Mariana G Figueiro, Barbara Plitnick, Mark S Rea Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA Abstract: Circadian rhythm disturbances parallel the increased prevalence of sleep disorders in older adults. Light therapies that specifically target regulation of the circadian system in principle could be used to treat sleep disorders in this population. Current recommendations for light treatment require the patients to sit in front of a bright light box for at least 1 hour daily, perhaps limiting their willingness to comply. Light applied through closed eyelids during sleep might not only be efficacious for changing circadian phase but also lead to better compliance because patients would receive light treatment while sleeping. Reported here are the results of two studies investigating the impact of a train of 480 nm (blue light pulses presented to the retina through closed eyelids on melatonin suppression (laboratory study and on delaying circadian phase (field study. Both studies employed a sleep mask that provided narrowband blue light pulses of 2-second duration every 30 seconds from arrays of light-emitting diodes. The results of the laboratory study demonstrated that the blue light pulses significantly suppressed melatonin by an amount similar to that previously shown in the same protocol at half the frequency (ie, one 2-second pulse every minute for 1 hour. The results of the field study demonstrated that blue light pulses given early in the sleep episode significantly delayed circadian phase in older adults; these results are the first to demonstrate the efficacy and practicality of light treatment by a sleep mask aimed at adjusting circadian phase in a home setting. Keywords: circadian phase, dim light melatonin onset, light through closed eyelids, blue light, sleep

  6. Dredged material decontamination demonstration for the port of New York/New Jersey.

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    Jones, K W; Feng, H; Stern, E A; Lodge, J; Clesceri, N L

    2001-07-30

    Management of contaminated dredged material is a significant challenge in the Port of New York and New Jersey as a result of more stringent regional ocean placement regulations with escalating costs for upland placement. One component of an overall management plan can be the application of a decontamination technology followed by creation of a product suitable for beneficial use. This concept is the focus of a project now being carried out by the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, the US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, the US Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and regional university groups that have included Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Stevens Institute of Technology. The project has progressed through phased testing of commercial technologies at the bench scale (15 liters) (Marcor, Metcalf & Eddy, Gas Technology Institute, Westinghouse Science & Technology, BioGenesis, International Technology, and BioSafe) and pilot-scale (1.5-500m(3)) (BioGenesis, Gas Technology Institute, and Westinghouse Science & Technology) levels. The technologies developed by Gas Technology Institute and BioGenesis are now going forward to commercial demonstration facilities that are intended to treat from 23000 to 60000m(3) of dredged material during their first operational period in 2001-2002. Beneficial use products are soils and cement. Treatment costs for the final commercial facilities are estimated at US$ 39 per m(3). Selection of the technologies was made based on the effectiveness of the treatment process, evaluation of the possible beneficial use of the treated materials, and other factors. Major elements of the project are summarized here.

  7. Simulation of nucleate boiling under ANSYS-FLUENT code by using RPI model coupling with artificial neural networks

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    Brahim Mohamedi; Salah Hanini; Abdelrahmane Ararem; Nacim Mellel

    2015-01-01

    The present study is to develop a new user-defined function using artificial neural networks intent Com-putational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation for the prediction of water-vapor multiphase flows through fuel assemblies of nuclear reactor. Indeed, the provision of accurate material data especially for water and steam over a wider range of temperatures and pressures is an essential requirement for conducting CFD simulations in nuclear engineering thermal hydraulics. Contrary to the commercial CFD solver ANSYS-CFX, where the industrial standard IAPWS-IF97 (International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam-Industrial Formulation 1997) is implemented in the ANSYS-CFX internal material database, the solver ANSYS-FLUENT provides only the possibility to use equation of state (EOS), like ideal gas law, Redlich-Kwong EOS and piece-wise polynomial interpolations. For that purpose, new approach is used to implement the thermophysical prop-erties of water and steam for subcooled water in CFD solver ANSYS-FLUENT. The technique is based on artificial neural networks of multi-layer type to accurately predict 10 thermodynamic and transport properties of the density, specific heat, dynamic viscosity, thermal conductivity and speed of sound on saturated liquid and saturated vapor. Temperature is used as single input parameter, the maximum absolute error predicted by the artificial neural networks ANNs, was around 3%. Thus, the numerical investigation under CFD solver ANSYS-FLUENT becomes competitive with other CFD codes of which ANSYS-CFX in this area. In fact, the coupling of the Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute (RPI) wall boiling model and the developed Neural-UDF (User Defined Function) was found to be useful in predicting the vapor volume fraction in subcooled boiling flow.

  8. Radiation-based quantitative bioimaging at the national institute of standards and technology

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    Karam Lisa

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    Full Text Available Building on a long history of providing physical measurements and standards for medical x rays and nuclear medicine radionuclides, the laboratory has expanded its focus to better support the extensive use of medical physics in the United States today, providing confidence in key results needed for drug and device development and marketing, therapy planning and efficacy and disease screening. In particular, to support more quantitative medical imaging, this laboratory has implemented a program to provide key measurement infrastructure to support radiation-based imaging through developing standard, benchmark phantoms, which contain radioactive sources calibrated to national measurement standards, to allow more quantitative imaging through traceable instrument calibration for clinical trials or patient management. Working closely with colleagues at the National Institutes of Health, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Food and Drug Administration and Cornell University, this laboratory has taken the initial steps in developing phantoms, and the protocols to use them, for more accurate calibration of positron emission tomography (PET or single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT cameras, including recently standardizing 68 Ge. X-ray measurements of the laboratory′s recently developed small, resilient and inexpensive length standard phantom have shown the potential usefulness of such a "pocket" phantom for patient-based calibration of computed tomography (alone or with PET systems. The ability to calibrate diagnostic imaging tools in a way that is traceable to national standards will lead to a more quantitative approach; both physician and patient benefit from increased accuracy in treatment planning, as well as increased safety for the patient.

  9. Analysis of Polytechnic Students Entrepreneurial Intent Based on Decision Tree%基于决策树的高职学生创业倾向分析

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    陈玉珍

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    介绍了决策树的概念和基于CART算法的决策树的生成方法;给出了利用CART算法建立的高职学生创业倾向因素分析的决策树模型;分析并概括了高职学生创业倾向的一些关键规则和模式.

  10. 高职数学的考核改革尝试%An Attempt in the Reform of Mathematics Assessment in Polytechnics

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    李雪贲

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    文中结合在教学实践中考核改革的尝试,着重介绍了考核观念的转变和考核内容的改革,并阐明了考核改革应与教学改革同时并进,才能做到公平、公正、客观地评价学生的能力水平.

  11. Institutional Case-Based Study on the Effect of Research Methods on Project Work in the Curriculum of Mechanical Engineering Programmes in Ghanaian Polytechnics

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    Baffour-Awuah, Emmanuel

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    Preparing students for Project Work (PROJ 1 and PROJ 2) require them to go through Research Methods (RE) as part of the curriculum though it takes the centre stage of the entire preparation process. Knowledge of the relationships between the two could be a useful tool in improving the performance of students in the former. The purpose of the case…

  12. Tracer Study of BS in Information Technology (BSIT Graduates of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges, Nabua, Camarines Sur from 2004 to 2010

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    ARLY B. BALINGBING

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    Full Text Available Tracer studies enhance curriculum relevance and marketability of educational programs. Knowledge on employment of CSPC graduates assists in formulating policy towards combating unemployment and producing globally competitive BSIT graduates. This study determines the employability of BSIT graduates of SY 2004-2010 and unveil specifically their personal profile, level of competency alongknowledge, skills and attitudes, significant relationship of the level of competency and the level of difficulties encountered along knowledge, skills, and attitudes and the measures to enhance their competitiveness. The study used descriptive method. Data gathered through a questionnaire from 155 respondents were statistically treated using averaging, percentage, weighted mean and Spearman Rho. Most respondents were female, 20-25 years old, TESDA-certified, employed in private sectors, incompetent in SY 2003-2004, competent in SY 2005-2010and encountered difficulty along knowledge, skills, and attitudes. There is no significant relationship in the level of competencies among graduates per school year and theirlevel of difficulty along knowledge, skills and attitudes. Some measures to enhance their competitivenessinclude conducting TESDA Assessment and Civil Service examination review and IT Faculty in-house trainings and strengthening English Proficiency Program. BSIT graduates of SY 2004-2010 are competent despite difficulties encountered along skills, attitudes and knowledge.

  13. 77 FR 22475 - Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures...

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    ... changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe..., Gillespie Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 2 Danbury, CT, Danbury Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 4 Rensselaer, IN, Jasper County, GPS RWY 18, Orig-A, CANCELLED Rensselaer, IN, Jasper County, NDB...

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    ... Keystone Heights City Hall, 555 South Lawrence Boulevard, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Town of Orange Park Town Hall, Economic and Community Development Department, 2042 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073. Town... Rensselaer Street, Rensselaer, IN 47978. Town of DeMotte Town Hall, 112 Carnation Street SE., DeMotte,...

  15. PREFACE: Preface

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    Ye, Chaohui; Wang, Zhong Lin; Zhou, Bingkun

    2011-02-01

    National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (China)Junqiang Sun, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (China) 4. OPTOELECTRONIC SENSING AND IMAGING (OSI)Editors:Kecheng Yang, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (China)Pengcheng Li, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (China) 5. SOLAR CELLS, SOLID-STATE LIGHTING AND INFORMATION DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES (SSID)Editors:Hiroshi Amano, Meijo University (Japan)Yibing Cheng, Monash University (Australia)Jinzhong Yu, Institute of Semiconductor, CAS (China)Changqing Chen, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (China)Hongwei Han, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (China)Guoli Tu, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (China) 6. TERA-HERTZ SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (THST)Editors:Jianquan Yao, Tianjin University (China)Shenggang Liu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)X C Zhang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA)Jinsong Liu, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (China) International Advisory Committee:Yibing Cheng, Monash University (Australia)Stephen Z D Cheng, University of Akron (USA)Min Gu, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)Andrew B Holmes, the University of Melbourne (Australia)Chinlon Lin, Bell Laboratory (retired, USA)Xun Li, McMaster University (Canada)Shenggang Liu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)Jesper Moerk, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)Dennis L Matthews, University of California, Davis (USA)Jiacong Shen, Jilin University (China)Ping Shum, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)Chester C T Shu, Chinese University of Hong Kong (China)Valery V Tuchin, Saratov State University (Russia)Bruce Tromberg, University of California/Irvine (USA)Peiheng Wu, University of Nanjing (China)Alan Willner, University of Southern California (USA)Lihong Wang, Washington University in St. Louis (USA)C P Wong, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)Jianquan Yao, Tianjin University (China)Xi Zhang

  16. Research Problems in Data Curation: Outcomes from the Data Curation Education in Research Centers Program

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    Palmer, C. L.; Mayernik, M. S.; Weber, N.; Baker, K. S.; Kelly, K.; Marlino, M. R.; Thompson, C. A.

    2013-12-01

    The need for data curation is being recognized in numerous institutional settings as national research funding agencies extend data archiving mandates to cover more types of research grants. Data curation, however, is not only a practical challenge. It presents many conceptual and theoretical challenges that must be investigated to design appropriate technical systems, social practices and institutions, policies, and services. This presentation reports on outcomes from an investigation of research problems in data curation conducted as part of the Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC) program. DCERC is developing a new model for educating data professionals to contribute to scientific research. The program is organized around foundational courses and field experiences in research and data centers for both master's and doctoral students. The initiative is led by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in collaboration with the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, and library and data professionals at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). At the doctoral level DCERC is educating future faculty and researchers in data curation and establishing a research agenda to advance the field. The doctoral seminar, Research Problems in Data Curation, was developed and taught in 2012 by the DCERC principal investigator and two doctoral fellows at the University of Illinois. It was designed to define the problem space of data curation, examine relevant concepts and theories related to both technical and social perspectives, and articulate research questions that are either unexplored or under theorized in the current literature. There was a particular emphasis on the Earth and environmental sciences, with guest speakers brought in from NCAR, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Through the assignments, students

  17. Development of Polybenzimidazole-Based High-Temperature Membrane and Electrode Assemblies for Stationary and Automotive Applications

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    Vogel, John A.

    2008-09-03

    The program began on August 1, 2003 and ended on July 31, 2007. The goal of the project was to optimize a high-temperature polybenzimidazole (PBI) membrane to meet the performance, durability, and cost targets required for stationary fuel cell applications. These targets were identified in the Fuel Cell section (3.4) of DOE’s Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program Multi-Year Research, Development and Demonstration Plan. A membrane that operates at high temperatures is important to the fuel cell industry because it is insensitive to carbon monoxide (a poison to low-temperature fuel cells), and does not require complex water management strategies. Together, these two benefits greatly simplify the fuel cell system. As a result, the high-temperature fuel cell system realizes a cost benefit as the number of components is reduced by nearly 30%. There is also an inherent reliability benefit as components such as humidifiers and pumps for water management are unnecessary. Furthermore, combined heat and power (CHP) systems may be the best solution for a commercial, grid-connected, stationary product that must offer a cost benefit to the end user. For a low-temperature system, the quality of the heat supplied is insufficient to meet consumer needs and comfort requirements, so peak heaters or supplemental boilers are required. The higher operating temperature of PBI technology allows the fuel cell to meet the heat and comfort demand without the additional equipment. Plug Power, working with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Polymer Science Laboratory, made significant advances in optimizing the PBI membrane material for operation at temperatures greater than 160oC with a lifetime of 40,000 hours. Supporting hardware such as flow field plates and a novel sealing concept were explored to yield the lower-cost stack assembly and corresponding manufacturing process. Additional work was conducted on acid loss, flow field design and cathode electrode

  18. Delayed Fission Product Gamma-Ray Transmission Through Low Enriched UO2 Fuel Pin Lattices in Air

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    2004-10-18

    The transmission of delayed fission-product gamma rays through various arrangements of low-enriched UO2 fuel pin lattices in an air medium was studied. Experimental measurements, point-kernel and Monte Carlo photon transport calculations were performed to demonstrate the shielding effect of ordered lattices of fuel pins on the resulting gamma-ray dose to a detector outside the lattice. The variation of the gamma-ray dose on the outside of the lattice as a function of radial position, the so-called “channeling” effect, was analyzed. Techniques for performing experimental measurements and data reduction at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Reactor Critical Facility (RCF) were derived. An experimental apparatus was constructed to hold the arrangements of fuel pins for the measurements. A gamma-ray spectroscopy system consisting of a sodium-iodide scintillation detector was used to collect data. Measurements were made with and without a collimator installed. A point-kernel transport code was developed to map the radial dependence of the gamma-ray flux. Input files for the Monte Carlo code, MCNP, were also developed to accurately model the experimental measurements. The results of the calculations were compared to the experimental measurements. In order to determine the delayed fission-product gamma-ray source for the calculations, a technique was developed using a previously written code, DELBG and the reactor state-point data obtained during the experimental measurements. Calculations were performed demonstrating the effects of material homogenization on the gamma-ray transmission through the fuel pin lattice.Homogeneous and heterogeneous calculations were performed for all RCF fuel pin lattices as well as for a typical commercial pressurized water reactor fuel bundle. The results of the study demonstrated the effectiveness of the experimental measurements to isolate the channeling effect of delayed fission-product gamma-rays through lattices of RCF fuel pins

  19. Developing an Ontology for Ocean Biogeochemistry Data

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    Chandler, C. L.; Allison, M. D.; Groman, R. C.; West, P.; Zednik, S.; Maffei, A. R.

    2010-12-01

    Semantic Web technologies offer great promise for enabling new and better scientific research. However, significant challenges must be met before the promise of the Semantic Web can be realized for a discipline as diverse as oceanography. Evolving expectations for open access to research data combined with the complexity of global ecosystem science research themes present a significant challenge, and one that is best met through an informatics approach. The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) is funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences to work with ocean biogeochemistry researchers to improve access to data resulting from their respective programs. In an effort to improve data access, BCO-DMO staff members are collaborating with researchers from the Tetherless World Constellation (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) to develop an ontology that formally describes the concepts and relationships in the data managed by the BCO-DMO. The project required transforming a legacy system of human-readable, flat files of metadata to well-ordered controlled vocabularies to a fully developed ontology. To improve semantic interoperability, terms from the BCO-DMO controlled vocabularies are being mapped to controlled vocabulary terms adopted by other oceanographic data management organizations. While the entire process has proven to be difficult, time-consuming and labor-intensive, the work has been rewarding and is a necessary prerequisite for the eventual incorporation of Semantic Web tools. From the beginning of the project, development of the ontology has been guided by a use case based approach. The use cases were derived from data access related requests received from members of the research community served by the BCO-DMO. The resultant ontology satisfies the requirements of the use cases and reflects the information stored in the metadata database. The BCO-DMO metadata database currently contains information that

  20. Partnerships Drive Informatics Solutions for Biological Imaging at Ocean Observatories

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    Sosik, H. M.; Futrelle, J.; Maffei, A. R.

    2012-12-01

    In the big-data, era informatics-oriented partnerships are needed to achieve improved scientific results and understanding. Our teams' experience shows that formal methodologies to build interdisciplinary partnerships enable us to efficiently produce needed technological innovation. One-on-one partnerships between individual research scientists and informaticists provide a crucial building block for supporting larger, nested partnerships. We present one such partnership as an example. As ocean observatories mature, they produce data at a pace that threatens to overwhelm the capacity of individual researchers to manage and analyze it. Our multi-disciplinary team has addressed these challenges in the context of a study involving very large numbers (~1 billion) of images collected by Imaging FlowCytobot, an automated submersible flow cytometer that continuously images plankton at up to 10hz. These data provide novel insights into coastal ecosystem dynamics, including characterization of biological responses to environmental change and early warning of harmful algal blooms. In contrast with the traditional focus on technology adoption, we have instead emphasized building partnerships between oceanographers and computer scientists. In these partnerships we identify use cases, design solutions, develop prototypes, and refine them until they meet oceanographers' science needs. In doing so we have found that rapid and significant advances do not always require technological innovations, but rather effective communication, focus on science outcomes, and an iterative design and evaluation process. In this work we have adopted a methodology developed in the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a framework that has been used for several data-intensive earth science applications. The prototype system produced for Imaging FlowCytobot data provides simple and ubiquitous access to observational data and products via web services and includes a data

  1. Tailored lighting intervention improves measures of sleep, depression, and agitation in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia living in long-term care facilities

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Mariana G Figueiro,1 Barbara A Plitnick,1 Anna Lok,1 Geoffrey E Jones,1 Patricia Higgins,2,3 Thomas R Hornick,3,4 Mark S Rea1 1Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA; 2School of Nursing, 3School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 4Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USABackground: Light therapy has shown great promise as a nonpharmacological method to improve symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD, with preliminary studies demonstrating that appropriately timed light exposure can improve nighttime sleep efficiency, reduce nocturnal wandering, and alleviate evening agitation. Since the human circadian system is maximally sensitive to short-wavelength (blue light, lower, more targeted lighting interventions for therapeutic purposes, can be used. Methods: The present study investigated the effectiveness of a tailored lighting intervention for individuals with ADRD living in nursing homes. Low-level “bluish-white” lighting designed to deliver high circadian stimulation during the daytime was installed in 14 nursing home resident rooms for a period of 4 weeks. Light–dark and rest–activity patterns were collected using a Daysimeter. Sleep time and sleep efficiency measures were obtained using the rest–activity data. Measures of sleep quality, depression, and agitation were collected using standardized questionnaires, at baseline, at the end of the 4-week lighting intervention, and 4 weeks after the lighting intervention was removed. Results: The lighting intervention significantly (P<0.05 decreased global sleep scores from the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and increased total sleep time and sleep efficiency. The lighting intervention also increased phasor magnitude, a measure of the 24-hour resonance between light–dark and rest–activity patterns, suggesting an increase

  2. A Status Report of the X-50LR Program: A Laser Propulsion Program

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    Mead, Frank B., Jr.; Larson, C. W.; Kalliomaa, Wayne M.

    2001-10-01

    In 1996, the Air Force Research Lab's Propulsion Division at Edwards AFB initiated a program that had as its main objective to launch a laser-propelled vehicle into a suborbital trajectory within a period of 5 years in order to demonstrate the concept and its attractive features. The concept was to be a nanosatellite in which the laser propulsion engine and satellite hardware were intimately shared. This concept was based upon a 1989 design developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute under a Space Defense Initiative Office laser propulsion program. The forebody aeroshell had been designed to act as an external compression surface (i.e. the airbreathing engine inlet). The afterbody served a dual function as a primary receptive optic (parabolic mirror) for the laser beam and as an external expansion surface (plug nozzle). The primary thrust structure was the centrally located annular shroud. The shroud provided air through inlets and acts as a energy absorption chamber for plasma formation. In the rocket mode, the air inlets were closed, and the afterbody and shroud combined to form the rocket thrust chamber and plug ('aerospike-type') nozzle. The fully-scale vehicle was 1.4 meters in diameter with a dry mass of 120 kg. Fully fueled, this vehicle would have an initial mass of about 240 kg (i.e., a mass fraction of 0.5), and would be launched into orbit with a 100 megawatt-class infrared ground-based laser (GBL). This laser propelled vehicle would be a single-stage-to-orbit (i.e., airbreathing only to M=5 and 30 km; a laser thermal rocket, using liquid propellants, at higher altitudes and in space) using a combined-cycle pulsed detonation engine. Once in space, the Lightcraft was to use its one meter diameter optical system to provide, for example, Earth surveys from low Earth orbit with 8-15 cm resolution in the visible light frequencies. Such a device was simple, reliable, safe, environmentally clean, and could have a very high all azimuth on demand launch rate.

  3. PREFACE: 2nd Russia-Japan-USA Symposium on the Fundamental and Applied Problems of Terahertz Devices and Technologies (RJUS TeraTech - 2013)

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    Karasik, Valeriy; Ryzhii, Viktor; Yurchenko, Stanislav

    2014-03-01

    The 2nd Russia-Japan-USA Symposium 'The Fundamental & Applied Problems of Terahertz Devices & Technologies' (RJUS TeraTech - 2013) Bauman Moscow State Technical University Moscow, Russia, 3-6 June, 2013 The 2nd Russia-Japan-USA Symposium 'The Fundamental & Applied Problems of Terahertz Devices & Technologies' (RJUS TeraTech - 2013) was held in Bauman Moscow State Technical University on 3-6 June 2013 and was devoted to modern problems of terahertz optical technologies. RJUS TeraTech 2013 was organized by Bauman Moscow State Technical University in cooperation with Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) and University of Buffalo (The State University of New York, USA). The Symposium was supported by Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Moscow, Russia) and Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant number 13-08-06100-g). RJUS TeraTech - 2013 became a foundation for sharing and discussing modern and promising achievements in fundamental and applied problems of terahertz optical technologies, devices based on grapheme and grapheme strictures, condensed matter of different nature. Among participants of RJUS TeraTech - 2013, there were more than 100 researchers and students from different countries. This volume contains proceedings of the 2nd Russia-Japan-USA Symposium 'The Fundamental & Applied Problems of Terahertz Devices & Technologies'. Valeriy Karasik, Viktor Ryzhii and Stanislav Yurchenko Bauman Moscow State Technical University Symposium chair Anatoliy A Aleksandrov, Rector of BMSTU Symposium co-chair Valeriy E Karasik, Head of the Research and Educational Center 'PHOTONICS AND INFRARED TECHNOLOGY' (Russia) Invited Speakers Taiichi Otsuji, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan Akira Satou, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan Michael Shur, Electrical, Computer and System Engineering and Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA Natasha

  4. FASH and MASH: female and male adult human phantoms based on polygon mesh surfaces: II. Dosimetric calculations

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    Kramer, R.; Cassola, V. F.; Khoury, H. J.; Vieira, J. W.; de Melo Lima, V. J.; Robson Brown, K.

    2010-01-01

    exposure showed good agreement between FASH/MASH and REGINA/REX, but large differences between FASH/MASH and the mesh-based RPI_AM and the RPI_AF phantoms, developed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

  5. Neutron Capture and Transmission Measurements and Resonance Parameter Analysis of Samarium

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    G. Leinweber; J.A. Burke; H.D. Knox; N.J. Drindak; D.W. Mesh; W.T. Haines; R.V. Ballad; R.C. Block; R.E. Slovacek; C.J. Werner; M.J. Trbovich; D.P. Barry; T. Sato

    2001-07-16

    The purpose of the present work is to accurately measure the neutron cross sections of samarium. The most significant isotope is {sup 149}Sm, which has a large neutron absorption cross section at thermal energies and is a {sup 235}U fission product with a 1% yield. Its cross sections are thus of concern to reactor neutronics. Neutron capture and transmission measurements were performed by the time-of-flight technique at the Rensselaer Polytechnic institute (RPI) LINAC facility using metallic and liquid Sm samples. The capture measurements were made at the 25 meter flight station with a multiplicity-type capture detector, and the transmission total cross-section measurements were performed at 15- and 25-meter flight stations with {sup 6}Li glass scintillation detectors. Resonance parameters were determined by a combined analysis of six experiments (three capture and three transmission) using the multi-level R-matrix Bayesian code SAMMY version M2. The significant features of this work are as follows. Dilute samples of samarium nitrate in deuterated water (D{sub 2}O) were prepared to measure the strong resonances at 0.1 and 8 eV without saturation. Disk-shaped spectroscopic quartz cells were obtained with parallel inner surfaces to provide a uniform thickness of solution. The diluent feature of the SAMMY program was used to analyze these data. The SAMMY program also includes multiple scattering corrections to capture yield data and resolution functions specific to the RPI facility. Resonance parameters for all stable isotopes of samarium were deduced for all resonances up to 30 eV. Thermal capture cross-section and capture resonance integral calculations were made using the resultant resonance parameters and were compared to results obtained using resonance parameters from ENDF/B-VI updated through release 3. Extending the definition of the capture resonance integral to include the strong 0.1 eV resonance in {sup 149}Sm, present measurements agree within estimated

  6. A train of blue light pulses delivered through closed eyelids suppresses melatonin and phase shifts the human circadian system

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Mariana G Figueiro, Andrew Bierman, Mark S ReaLighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USAAbstract: A model of circadian phototransduction was published in 2005 to predict the spectral sensitivity of the human circadian system to narrow-band and polychromatic light sources by combining responses to light from the spectral-opponent “blue” versus “yellow” cone bipolar pathway with direct responses to light by the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. In the model, depolarizing “blue” responses, but not hyperpolarizing “yellow” responses, from the “blue” versus “yellow” pathway are combined with the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell responses. Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell neurons are known to be much slower to respond to light than the cone pathway, so an implication of the model is that periodic flashes of “blue” light, but not “yellow” light, would be effective for stimulating the circadian system. A within-subjects study was designed to test the implications of the model regarding retinal exposures to brief flashes of light. The study was also aimed at broadening the foundation for clinical treatment of circadian sleep disorders by delivering flashing light through closed eyelids while people were asleep. In addition to a dark control night, the eyelids of 16 subjects were exposed to three light-stimulus conditions in the phase delay portion of the phase response curve while they were asleep: (1 2-second flashes of 111 W/m2 of blue (λmax ≈ 480 nm light once every minute for 1 hour, (2 131 W/m2 of green (λmax ≈ 527 nm light, continuously on for 1 hour, and (3 2-second flashes of the same green light once every minute for 1 hour. Inferential statistics showed that the blue flash light-stimulus condition significantly delayed circadian phase and significantly suppressed nocturnal melatonin. The results of this study further our

  7. Legacy2Drupal: Conversion of an existing relational oceanographic database to a Drupal 7 CMS

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    Work, T. T.; Maffei, A. R.; Chandler, C. L.; Groman, R. C.

    2011-12-01

    Content Management Systems (CMSs) such as Drupal provide powerful features that can be of use to oceanographic (and other geo-science) data managers. However, in many instances, geo-science data management offices have already designed and implemented customized schemas for their metadata. The NSF funded Biological Chemical and Biological Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) has ported an existing relational database containing oceanographic metadata, along with an existing interface coded in Cold Fusion middleware, to a Drupal 7 Content Management System. This is an update on an effort described as a proof-of-concept in poster IN21B-1051, presented at AGU2009. The BCO-DMO project has translated all the existing database tables, input forms, website reports, and other features present in the existing system into Drupal CMS features. The replacement features are made possible by the use of Drupal content types, CCK node-reference fields, a custom theme, and a number of other supporting modules. This presentation describes the process used to migrate content in the original BCO-DMO metadata database to Drupal 7, some problems encountered during migration, and the modules used to migrate the content successfully. Strategic use of Drupal 7 CMS features that enable three separate but complementary interfaces to provide access to oceanographic research metadata will also be covered: 1) a Drupal 7-powered user front-end; 2) REST-ful JSON web services (providing a Mapserver interface to the metadata and data; and 3) a SPARQL interface to a semantic representation of the repository metadata (this feeding a new faceted search capability currently under development). The existing BCO-DMO ontology, developed in collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Tetherless World Constellation, makes strategic use of pre-existing ontologies and will be used to drive semantically-enabled faceted search capabilities planned for the site. At this point, the use of semantic

  8. FASH and MASH: female and male adult human phantoms based on polygon mesh surfaces: II. Dosimetric calculations

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    Kramer, R; Cassola, V F; Khoury, H J [Department of Nuclear Energy, Federal University of Pernambuco, Avenida Prof. Luiz Freire, 1000, CEP 50740-540, Recife (Brazil); Vieira, J W [Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Pernambuco, Recife (Brazil); De Melo Lima, V J [Department of Anatomy, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife (Brazil); Robson Brown, K [Imaging Laboratory, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom)], E-mail: rkramer@uol.com.br

    2010-01-07

    exposure showed good agreement between FASH/MASH and REGINA/REX, but large differences between FASH/MASH and the mesh-based RPI{sub A}M and the RPI{sub A}F phantoms, developed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

  9. Leading the way in biomedical engineering: an interview with Robert Langer. Interview by Hannah Stanwix, Commissioning Editor.

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    2012-10-01

    Professor Robert Langer obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University (NY, USA) in 1970. He received his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, USA) in 1974. He is currently the David H Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Langer is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences. At the age of 43 he was the youngest person in history to be elected to all three United States National Academies. Throughout his career, Professor Langer has received over 200 awards including, notably, the Charles Stark Draper Prize (considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for engineers), the 2008 Millennium Prize, the 2006 United States National Medal of Science and the 2012 Priestley Medal. In 1996 he was awarded the Gairdner Foundation International Award (the only engineer ever to have been awarded this accolade). Professor Langer has also been the recipient of the Lemelson-MIT prize, which he was awarded with for being "one of history's most prolific inventors in medicine." Professor Langer was selected by Time Magazine in 2001 as one of the 100 most important people in the USA. He has received honorary degrees from several universities worldwide, including Harvard University (MA, USA), the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (NY, USA), Yale University (CT, USA), the ETH Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland), the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), the Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY, USA), Willamette University (OR, USA), the University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK), Bates College (ME, USA), the University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK), Albany Medical College (NY, USA), Pennsylvania State University (PA, USA), Northwestern University (IL, USA) and Uppsala University

  10. Анализ факторов, влияющих на продвижение ТПУ в рейтинге Webometrics

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    Бойков, П. А.; Середов, И. А.; Бабушкин, Юрий Владимирович

    2016-01-01

    The paper presents the analysis of the state of the Tomsk Polytechnic University in the world ranking Webometrics university sites. The main factors that affect the overall rating. The ways to improve the rankings for Tomsk Polytechnic University.

  11. 76 FR 50234 - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Notice of Meetings

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    2011-08-12

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Notice... and Training (DERT), Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, 615... and Training (DERT), Nat. Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health,...

  12. 高职高专英语写作大赛对职业写作课程建设的作用%Effects of English Writing Contests to the Development of Vocational Writing Curriculum at Polytechnics

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    江晗

    2011-01-01

    全国高职高专英语写作大赛凸显职业教育技能比赛的导向功能,它能体现高职写作定位的特点,促进职业英语写作的理论发展,引导课程教学内容和教学重点的转变。通过比赛的不断完善,它还将发挥评定功能,促进职业比赛与技能鉴定的结合,推动职业英语写作课程立体式的发展。%The National English Writing Contest (NEWT) for Technical and Vocational College (TVC) students has shown its directive function of skillcompetitions on the higher vocational education level, which serves to demonstrate the characteristics in the orientation of the writing course for TVC, to encourage theoretical researches, and to guide changes of teaching contents and key points. With gradual perfection of NEWT, it is expected that NEWT will develop the function of evaluation, the encouragement of the integration of certificate evaluation in skillcompetitions, and eventually promote multidimensional development of the writing course.

  13. Research on Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Among Non-English Majors in Polytechnics Based on FLCAS%基于FLCAS的高职院校非英语专业学生外语课堂焦虑研究

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    陈秀娟

    2016-01-01

    该研究采用FLCAS问卷,对广东某高职院校非英语专业外语课堂焦虑情况进行调查,发现:高职非英语专业学生中普遍存在外语课堂焦虑问题;高分学生与低分学生的外语课堂焦虑水平差别不大;女生整体课堂焦虑水平较高,而男生考试焦虑比女生严重;艺术专业学生总体焦虑水平比文科专业和理科专业学生高.因此,高职院校英语教师必须注重情绪引导,因材施教,提高学生的自我效能感,才能有效降低学生的外语课堂焦虑水平.

  14. 基于Web of Science的西北工业大学科技论文统计分析%The Statistical Analysis on the Scientific Papers of Northwestern Polytechnical University Based on the Web of Science

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    谭英; 路霞; 郭永健

    2010-01-01

    利用 Web of Science检索平台对2005-2009年西北工业大学发表的科技论文被SCIE收录及引用的情况,从论文数量与类型、论文来源、论文学科、论文合作机构和国家、论文作者等进行了定量统计分析,以揭示西北工业大学的学科研究发展现状与趋势,为学校教学科研工作和科技论文投稿提供参考依据.

  15. 高职学生职业道德教育现状及其途径%Present Status of Education in Professional Ethics and Pathway of The Students in Higher Polytechnic Colleges

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    朱雪良

    2010-01-01

    具备良好的职业道德是当今社会对人才的基本要求.高职院校以培养应用型人才为基本任务,更应注重对学生职业道德的培养.该文分析了目前高职院校学生职业道德教育的现状,并提出了加强职业道德教育的途径.参3.

  16. 高职职业生涯教育的多维度分析与改进策略%Multidimensional Analyses and Improvement Strategy Of the Career Education for Students of Polytechnics

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    陈慧珍; 苗素莲

    2012-01-01

    The first problem to be solve is about the employment rate and its' quality of higher vocational colleges, in which career education plays a very important role. There are a variety of problems for higher vocational career education: insufficient awareness of the students' career planning; poor career education which is unable to meet the students' demands; unfair treatments and ambiguous position requirements from employers; inadequate cooperation from the government and the enterprises; and the deviated attitudes of the parents in their children's employment, etc. To solve the above problems, the cooperative mechanism of career education at higher vocational colleges should be improved to establish a good service network of career planning, so that the teaching staff can be optimized and a multi-evaluation mechanism can be established. The career education should become a major national strategic measurement for the development of national human resources in terms of the contents and forms of career education reform.%高职生就业率与就业质量近年来成为高职院校需要解决的首要问题。职业生涯教育在这个过程中扮演非常重要的角色。高职职业生涯教育存在多种问题:高职生在职业意识上存在多种缺失;学校职业生涯教育的内容、师资与教学手段都跟不上学生的需求;企业在招聘时对待高职生的不公以及对岗位要求不明确;政府在就业、校企与家校合作、毕业生就业以及拨款角色不到位以及父母在子女就业的态度偏差,未发挥积极作用。针对以上问题,高职职业生涯教育应该完善职业生涯教育合作机制,建立生涯规划的服务网络体系;优化职业生涯教育师资结构,建立多方评价机制;改革职业生涯教育的内容与形式,重视职业生涯教育的人文要素;吸取职业生涯教育国际经验,将职业生涯教育作为国家人力资源开发的重要战略措施。

  17. Correlation Analysis on Ambiguity Tolerance and Polytechnic College Girl-students' English Learning%高职女生的歧义容忍度与英语学习的相关分析

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    曾淡君

    2011-01-01

    文中以歧义容忍度的理论为基础,通过问卷调查并运用SPSS软件进行分析,结果表明:高职女生的歧义容忍度总体上略偏低;歧义容忍度居中的学生英语成绩显著高于歧义容忍度偏高和偏低的学生;女生的歧义容忍度在不同的语言技能上存在差异和性别优势.这一研究结果对外语教学的启示是:提高学生的歧义意识并因材施教,培养适中的歧义容忍度;发挥女性的特色和优势,扬长补短,因"性"施教.

  18. Diseño de un Modelo 3D del Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid con Realidad Virtual Design of a 3D Model with Virtual Reality of the Colombian Polytechnic Institute Jaime Isaza Cadavid

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    Sandra P Mateus; Jorge E Giraldo

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo muestra el desarrollo de un Entorno Virtual de la Sede Poblado del Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid, utilizando técnicas de realidad virtual. Esto con el fin de obtener un modelo de la planta física de la Institución que proyecte su imagen, a través de una interfaz gráfica amigable basada en tecnología 3D. El trabajo fue realizado en las siguientes etapas: i) caracterización de la planta física y diseño del modelo virtual, par lo que se seleccionaron 3DMax y Maya de Aut...

  19. Improving the Skill Component of Clothing and Textiles among Students in Second Cycle Institutions in Ghana and Its Effect on the Polytechnic Fashion Student. A Case Study of OLA Girls, Mawuko Girls and Mawuli Senior High School in Ho, Ghana

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    Joana, Amankwa; Selase, Gbadegbe Richard; Selorm, Gbetodeme; Emefa, Agra Florence

    2015-01-01

    For a nation like Ghana to develop, it is necessary to pay much attention to Vocational and Technical Education. This is so because school programmes that place emphasis on theory courses or humanities are no longer useful to the nation.Graduates who offer such programmes find it very difficult to secure employment in the Ghanaian job market…

  20. Survey on Students’Media Literacy of Guangdong Communication Polytechnic in the New Media Age%新媒体时代广交院大学生媒介素养调查研究

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    贾先涛; 白冰

    2014-01-01

    The new media network has brought a profound impact on college students’ life, including their study, entertainment and social networking. However, there exist much false information, hackers, online fraud and other in-security factors on the network, which requires higher media literacy for college students. 400 college students are in-vestigate on their media literacy and problems in terms of media exposure, the cognitive ability, media use and media ethics, and some improving measures are proposed.%网络新媒体的出现,对大学生的学习、娱乐、社交带来了深刻的影响,网络泛滥着虚假信息、黑客、网络欺诈等不安全因素,新兴媒体对大学生的媒介素养提出了更高的要求。通过对广东交通职业技术学院400多名学生展开问卷调查,从媒介接触情况、认知能力、媒介利用、媒介伦理等几个方面分析和研究了媒介素养的现状和存在的问题,并提出了提高媒介素养的措施。

  1. A study on Law Knowledge of Paramedical Students in Polytechnic College before and after Internship%三届高专医护生实习前后法律知识认知状况调查分析

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    陆浩; 王萍; 周建生; 韩氢氧; 武海燕

    2009-01-01

    目的 了解高职高专医护生实习前后法律知识状况,为加强医护生法律知识教育提供依据.方法 采用自制的问卷调查表,对2006届、2007届和2008届的医护生进行问卷调查.结果 实习前后医护生获取法律知识的途径主要是在校期间所学的法律课程.知识结构改变不大(p>0.05)且不能满足临床工作需要.结论 应加强护生法律知识教育,提高他们应对法律风险的能力.

  2. How to construct harmonious employment mind-set of graduating students in polytechnics%如何构建高职院校毕业生和谐的就业心态

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    王舜华

    2008-01-01

    高职院校毕业生的就业心态状况关系到高职毕业生健康和谐的就业.针对高职毕业生就业中不良心态的表现及原因分析,在高职院校中构建科学、合理、完善的就业心理指导体系是非常必要的.

  3. The status quo and its countermeasures on the job burnout of the counselor in higher vocational colleges and polytechnics%高职高专辅导员职业倦怠现状与应对策略

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    2009-01-01

    本研究主要采用国际通用的Maslach倦怠量表(MBI-HSS),对高职高专辅导员进行分层随机抽样调查,通过研究高职高专辅导员职业倦怠现状,提出有针对性的改进措施.

  4. The Mode and Enlightenment of “Teaching Factory” in Nanyang Polytechnic%南洋理工学院“教学工厂”模式与启示

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    刘海蓉

    2011-01-01

    新加坡南洋理工学院吸收德国“二元制”教育理念,创立“教学工厂”模式,值得学习.我国高职院校可从师资队伍培训、实训基地建设、课程体系改革,校企合作等方面借鉴“教学工厂”理念,进一步提高工学结合水平.

  5. THE STUDY ON THE INFLUENCE OF USER EXPERIENCE IN GAME DESIGN--An InstAnce of“LeAgue of Legends”%游戏设计中的用户体验影响探析注--以“英雄联盟”为例

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    王研; 赵旭江

    2014-01-01

    在体验经济浪潮下的游戏设计应该抓住用户的心理因素,让其向独特积极的方向发展,从而让游戏玩家获得感官及心理的体验。以当前热门的竞技类网游“英雄联盟”为剖析对象,采用案例分析与竞品对比法,探究用户体验对游戏设计的影响。提出了感官体验、操作体验、交互体验等游戏设计的体验类型,以及竞技体验类型的重要设计点。

  6. Fatores preditivos para evolução insatisfatória de quadris instáveis na paralisia cerebral submetidos à reconstrução articular Predictive factors for unsatisfactory evolution of unstable hips in brain palsy submitted to joint reconstruction

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    Patrícia M. de Moraes Barros Fucs

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os possíveis fatores prognósticos que indicariam a evolução insatisfatória do tratamento da subluxação e/ou luxação espástica do quadril nos pacientes portadores de Paralisia Cerebral submetidos à reconstrução cirúrgica, mediante liberação de partes moles, adutores e íliopsoas, e a osteotomia pélvica de Dega associada a osteotomia femoral subtrocantérica, varizante de rotação externa e de encurtamento. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Foram analisados retrospectivamente de Outubro de 1994 a Agosto de 2005, clínica e radiograficamente 58 pacientes (78 quadris com subluxação/luxação espástica submetidos à reconstrução cirúrgica. O seguimento mínimo foi de 12 meses e o médio de 53,6 meses. Os quadris foram classificados em satisfatórios e insatisfatórios de acordo com a análise do índice acetabular (IA e índice de Reimers (IR pós-operatório final. Foram analisadas estatisticamente as variáveis: idade do paciente na época da cirurgia, tempo de seguimento pós-operatório e os parâmetros radiográficos IA, IR, ângulo cérvico-diafisário (CD nos períodos pré-operatório, pós-operatório imediato e final. RESULTADOS: Dos 78 quadris analisados, 13 foram classificados como insatisfatórios por apresentarem IA pós-operatório final maior ou igual a 20 graus e IR pós-operatório final maior ou igual 25% e após análise estatística dos dados foi observada significância apenas no IA pós-operatório imediato, IA pós-operatório final, IR pós-operatório final e CD pós-operatório final. CONCLUSÃO: Não há variável que possa predizer evolução insatisfatória do pós-operatório da reconstrução articular nos casos de sub e/ou luxação espástica do quadril, porém evidenciou-se que maior empenho deve ser aplicado na correção do índice acetabular no ato cirúrgico.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate potential prognostic factors that would indicate an unsatisfactory treatment evolution of hip sub-dislocation and/or spastic dislocation in patients with Brain Palsy submitted to surgical reconstruction, upon soft parts, adductors and iliopsoas release, and Dega’s pelvic osteotomy combined to outer-rotation and shortening varusing sub-trochanteric femoral osteotomy. CASE SERIES AND METHODS: 58 patients (78 hips with sub-dislocation/ spastic dislocation submitted to surgical reconstruction were retrospectively assessed, both clinically and by X-ray studies, from October 1994 to August 2005. The minimum follow-up time was 12 months and the average was 53.6 months. Hips were classified into satisfactory and unsatisfactory according to the analysis of late postoperative acetabular index (AI and Reimers index (RI. The following variables were statistically analyzed: patient’s age at surgery time, postoperative follow-up period, and AI, RI X-ray parameters, cervicodiaphyseal angle (CD at preoperative, early postoperative and late postoperative periods. RESULTS: From the 78 hips assessed, 13 were classified as unsatisfactory because they presented a late postoperative AI higher or equal to 20 degrees, and a late postoperative RI higher or equal to 25%, and, after the statistical analysis of data, significance was reported only at early postoperative AI, late postoperative AI, late postoperative RI, and late postoperative CD. CONCLUSION: There is no variable that can predict an unsatisfactory postoperative evolution on joint reconstruction in cases of hip sub-dislocation and/ or spastic dislocation, but it was evidenced that stronger efforts must be employed when correcting the acetabular index during a surgical procedure.

  7. General characteristics of causes of urban flood damage and flood forecasting/warning system in Seoul, Korea Young-Il Moon1, 2, Jong-Suk Kim1, 2 1 Department of Civil Engineering, University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743, South Korea 2 Urban Flood Research Inst

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    Moon, Young-Il; Kim, Jong-Suk

    2015-04-01

    Due to rapid urbanization and climate change, the frequency of concentrated heavy rainfall has increased, causing urban floods that result in casualties and property damage. As a consequence of natural disasters that occur annually, the cost of damage in Korea is estimated to be over two billion US dollars per year. As interest in natural disasters increase, demands for a safe national territory and efficient emergency plans are on the rise. In addition to this, as a part of the measures to cope with the increase of inland flood damage, it is necessary to build a systematic city flood prevention system that uses technology to quantify flood risk as well as flood forecast based on both rivers and inland water bodies. Despite the investment and efforts to prevent landside flood damage, research and studies of landside-river combined hydro-system is at its initial stage in Korea. Therefore, the purpose of this research introduces the causes of flood damage in Seoul and shows a flood forecasting and warning system in urban streams of Seoul. This urban flood forecasting and warning system conducts prediction on flash rain or short-term rainfall by using radar and satellite information and performs prompt and accurate prediction on the inland flooded area and also supports synthetic decision-making for prevention through real-time monitoring. Although we cannot prevent damage from typhoons or localized heavy rain, we can minimize that damage with accurate and timely forecast and a prevention system. To this end, we developed a flood forecasting and warning system, so in case of an emergency there is enough time for evacuation and disaster control. Keywords: urban flooding, flood risk, inland-river system, Korea Acknowledgments This research was supported by a grant (13AWMP-B066744-01) from Advanced Water Management Research Program (AWMP) funded by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korean government.

  8. Obituary: James N. Kile, 1958-2007

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    Cliver, Edward W.; Lang, Kenneth R.; Willson, Robert F.

    2009-01-01

    James N. Kile, of Needham Heights, Massachusetts, died on 17 August 2007, following a brave two-year battle with cancer. One of three children of David R. Kile and Betty Jane Kile, Jim was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on 20 April 1958 and lived in the nearby village of Lewiston before his family settled in Alden, an hour east of Niagara Falls, when Jim was nine. Jim's father worked for American Telephone and Telegraph for 37 years, and his mother was a homemaker. Jim earned his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980, a Master's degree from Northwestern University in 1982, and a Doctorate from Tufts University in 1996 under the direction of Robert Willson. His thesis involved comparison of radio data from the Very Large Array and the Russian RATAN 600 telescope with Yohkoh soft X-ray data, with an emphasis on understanding the relationship between solar noise storms and coronal magnetic fields. While working on his thesis, Jim collaborated with one of us (EWC) at the Air Force Research Laboratory on an investigation of the 154-day periodicity in solar flares. The resulting publication (ApJ 370, 442, 1991) is his most cited work. Jim co-authored four other papers in refereed journals. Jim's professional affiliations included the American Astronomical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Geophysical Union, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Jim worked as a contractor in the defense industry from 1982 until the time of his death, settling in the Boston area in the early 1980s. He worked for Calspan Corporation from 1982-1989, the Ultra Corporation from 1989-1994, and the Riverside Research Institute from 1994-2007. He was a highly-respected expert in radar systems, including radar data and systems analysis, systems engineering, and planning support for radar acquisition programs and technology development. The work entailed frequent extended travel to Norway for system testing

  9. Reducing Barriers To The Use of High-Efficiency Lighting Systems

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    Peter Morante

    2005-12-31

    With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute completed the four-year research project, Reducing Barriers to the Use of High-Efficiency Lighting Systems. The initial objectives were: (1) identifying barriers to widespread penetration of lighting controls in commercial/industrial (C/I) applications that employ fluorescent lamp technologies, and (2) making recommendations to overcome these barriers. The addition of a fourth year expanded the original project objectives to include an examination of the impact on fluorescent lamps from dimming utilizing different lamp electrode heating and dimming ratios. The scope of the project was narrowed to identify barriers to the penetration of lighting controls into commercial-industrial (C/I) applications that employ fluorescent lamp technologies, and to recommend means for overcoming these barriers. Working with lighting manufacturers, specifiers, and installers, the project identified technological and marketing barriers to the widespread use of lighting controls, specifically automatic-off controls, occupancy sensors, photosensors, dimming systems, communication protocols and load-shedding ballasts. The primary barriers identified include cost effectiveness of lighting controls to the building owner, lack of standard communication protocols to allow different part of the control system to communicate effectively, and installation and commissioning issues. Overcoming the identified barriers requires lighting control products on the market to achieve three main goals: (1) Achieve sufficient functionality to meet the key requirements of their main market. (2) Allow significant cost reduction compared to current market standard systems. Cost should consider: hardware capital cost including wiring, design time required by the specifier and the control system manufacturer, installation time required by the electrician, and commissioning time and

  10. High-Efficiency Nitride-Based Solid-State Lighting

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    Paul T. Fini; Shuji Nakamura

    2005-07-30

    In this final technical progress report we summarize research accomplished during Department of Energy contract DE-FC26-01NT41203, entitled ''High-Efficiency Nitride-Based Solid-State Lighting''. Two teams, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (Principle Investigator: Dr. Shuji Nakamura) and the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (led by Dr. N. Narendran), pursued the goals of this contract from thin film growth, characterization, and packaging/luminaire design standpoints. The UCSB team initially pursued the development of blue gallium nitride (GaN)-based vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, as well as ultraviolet GaN-based light emitting diodes (LEDs). In Year 2, the emphasis shifted to resonant-cavity light emitting diodes, also known as micro-cavity LEDs when extremely thin device cavities are fabricated. These devices have very directional emission and higher light extraction efficiency than conventional LEDs. Via the optimization of thin-film growth and refinement of device processing, we decreased the total cavity thickness to less than 1 {micro}m, such that micro-cavity effects were clearly observed and a light extraction efficiency of over 10% was reached. We also began the development of photonic crystals for increased light extraction, in particular for so-called ''guided modes'' which would otherwise propagate laterally in the device and be re-absorbed. Finally, we pursued the growth of smooth, high-quality nonpolar a-plane and m-plane GaN films, as well as blue light emitting diodes on these novel films. Initial nonpolar LEDs showed the expected behavior of negligible peak wavelength shift with increasing drive current. M-plane LEDs in particular show promise, as unpackaged devices had unsaturated optical output power of {approx} 3 mW at 200 mA drive current. The LRC's tasks were aimed at developing the subcomponents necessary for packaging UCSB's light

  11. SciDAC's Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies Semiannual Progress Report October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011

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    Williams, Dean N. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2011-04-02

    Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)/NOAA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI). All ESG-CET work is accomplished under DOE open-source guidelines and in close collaboration with the project's stakeholders, domain researchers, and scientists. Through the ESG project, the ESG-CET team has developed and delivered a production environment for climate data from multiple climate model sources (e.g., CMIP (IPCC), CESM, ocean model data (e.g., Parallel Ocean Program), observation data (e.g., Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, Microwave Limb Sounder), and analysis and visualization tools) that serves a worldwide climate research community. Data holdings are distributed across multiple sites including LANL, LBNL, LLNL, NCAR, and ORNL as well as unfunded partners sites such as the Australian National University (ANU) National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), the British Atmospheric Data Center (BADC), the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), and NASA/JPL. As we transition from development activities to production and operations, the ESG-CET team is tasked with making data available to all users who want to understand it, process it, extract value from it, visualize it, and/or communicate it to others. This ongoing effort is extremely large and complex, but it will be incredibly valuable for building 'science gateways' to critical climate resources (such as CESM, CMIP5, ARM, NARCCAP, Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), etc.) for processing the next IPCC assessment report. Continued ESG progress will result in a production-scale system that will empower scientists to attempt new and exciting data exchanges, which could ultimately lead to breakthrough climate science discoveries.

  12. 蒙特卡罗方法计算外照射所致红骨髓剂量方法的研究%Monte Carlo simulation methods of determining red bone marrow dose from external radiation

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    高佚名; 刘海宽; 顾乃谷; 吴锦海; 黄卫琴; 王凤仙; 王力; 苏旭

    2011-01-01

    Objective To provide evidence for a more reasonable method of determining red bone marrow dose by analyzing and comparing existing simulation methods.Methods By utilizing Monte Carlo simulation software MCNPX,the absorbed doses of red hone marrow of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)adult female voxel phantom were calculated throush 4 different methods:direct energy deposition.dose response function(DRF),King-Spiers factor method and mass-energy absorption coefficient (MEAC).The radiation sources were defined as infinite plate.sources with the energy ranging from 20 keV to 10 MeV.and 23 sources with different energies were simulated in total.The source was placed right next to the front of the RPI model to achieve a homogeneous anteroposterior radiation scenario.The results of different simulated photon energy sources through different methods were compared.Results When the photon energy was lower than 100 key,the direct energy deposition method gave the highest result while the MEAC and King-Spiers factor methods showed more reasonable results.When the photon energy was higher than 150 keV taking into account of the higher absorption ability of red bone marrow at highcr photon energy,the result of the King-Spiers factor method was larger than those of other methods.Conclusions The King-Spiers factor method might be the most reasonable method to estimate the red bone marrow dose from external radiation.%目的 对现有的红骨髓剂量模拟计算方法进行比较和分析.为确定更为合理的计算方法提供依据.方法 借助MCNPX蒙特卡罗模拟软件,模拟了能量20 keV~10 MeV的γ光子源,对Rensselaer理工学院(RPI)体素人体模型进行前后(AP)全身均匀照射,分别采用直接能量沉积法、剂量响应函数法(DRF)、King-Spiers因子法和质能吸收系数法(MEAC),进行红骨髓剂量的模拟计算.结果 在入射γ光子能量低于100 keV时,直接能量沉积法的结果最大,而质能吸收系数法和King

  13. EDITORIAL: Enhance your outlook with Compound Semiconductor

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    Bedrock, Claire

    2007-12-01

    Arthur Cornfeld from solar cell producer Emcore and Mark Wanlass from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Conventional triple junction solar cells are already deployed for powering satellites and they are starting to win sales for terrestrial power generation. Further improvements to solar efficiency could drive further growth in both of these markets, and one of the most promising designs is the inverted triple junction. The authors describe the details of this approach, which involves growth of lattice-matched GaInP and GaAs, followed by an InGaAs cell. The germanium substrate is then removed to leave a lightweight device capable of delivering more than 30% efficiency in space and almost 40% under high concentration. • Light-emitting diodes hit the centenary milestone by Fred Schubert and Jong Kyu Kim from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Accidents are not always a bad thing. They can also be the moment of discovery, as was the case for Henry Joseph Round who observed the first light emission from a semiconductor diode. Round reported this work in 1907, but it is unlikely that he could foresee the impact that the LED would have over the next century. In this article, the authors trace the evolution of the device, including the development of new materials for red, green, blue and ultimately white emission, and suggest where the next 10 years might take us. Visit compoundsemiconductor.net to read these articles and many others like them.

  14. Amorphous In–Ga–Zn–O thin-film transistor active pixel sensor x-ray imager for digital breast tomosynthesis

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    Zhao, Chumin; Kanicki, Jerzy, E-mail: kanicki@eecs.umich.edu [Solid-State Electronic Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

    2014-09-15

    Purpose: The breast cancer detection rate for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is limited by the x-ray image quality. The limiting Nyquist frequency for current DBT systems is around 5 lp/mm, while the fine image details contained in the high spatial frequency region (>5 lp/mm) are lost. Also today the tomosynthesis patient dose is high (0.67–3.52 mGy). To address current issues, in this paper, for the first time, a high-resolution low-dose organic photodetector/amorphous In–Ga–Zn–O thin-film transistor (a-IGZO TFT) active pixel sensor (APS) x-ray imager is proposed for next generation DBT systems. Methods: The indirect x-ray detector is based on a combination of a novel low-cost organic photodiode (OPD) and a cesium iodide-based (CsI:Tl) scintillator. The proposed APS x-ray imager overcomes the difficulty of weak signal detection, when small pixel size and low exposure conditions are used, by an on-pixel signal amplification with a significant charge gain. The electrical performance of a-IGZO TFT APS pixel circuit is investigated by SPICE simulation using modified Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) TFT model. Finally, the noise, detective quantum efficiency (DQE), and resolvability of the complete system are modeled using the cascaded system formalism. Results: The result demonstrates that a large charge gain of 31–122 is achieved for the proposed high-mobility (5–20 cm{sup 2}/V s) amorphous metal-oxide TFT APS. The charge gain is sufficient to eliminate the TFT thermal noise, flicker noise as well as the external readout circuit noise. Moreover, the low TFT (<10{sup −13} A) and OPD (<10{sup −8} A/cm{sup 2}) leakage currents can further reduce the APS noise. Cascaded system analysis shows that the proposed APS imager with a 75 μm pixel pitch can effectively resolve the Nyquist frequency of 6.67 lp/mm, which can be further improved to ∼10 lp/mm if the pixel pitch is reduced to 50 μm. Moreover, the

  15. Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Sixth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop, Denver, Colorado, April 24-28, 2006

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    Brakebill, John W.; Sieverling, Jennifer B.; Chirico, Peter G.

    2006-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Sixth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop April 24 - 28, 2006, at the Denver Federal Center in Denver, Colorado, provides a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated scientific professionals to share, learn, present, and discuss a wide variety of geospatial-related topics. Information is exchanged through a series of plenary sessions, hands-on technical workshops, user and commercial vendor demonstrations, lecture and poster sessions, and specialty meetings. Workshop attendance is limited to Department of Interior (DOI) and USGS employees and contractors; however, plenary, hands-on, and lecture sessions have presenters from other Federal agencies, numerous commercial vendors, universities, and several consortia. Over 175 participants are expected to attend the Workshop. Several prominent speakers are featured at this Workshop. Monday evening Star Guest Speaker and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astronaut Captain Dominic Gorie will talk about his experiences as a veteran of three space flights and over 32 days in space, including the NASA Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission that mapped more than 47 million miles of the Earth's land surface. Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994, Captain Gorie is currently Chief of the Astronaut Shuttle Branch. Monday evening also features a town hall meeting with Geographic Information Office (GIO) leaders Karen Siderelis, Kevin Gallagher, Bob Pierce, Steve Guptill, Mark DeMulder, John Mahoney, and Mark Negri, who will discuss changes and activities within the GIO in an open discussion format. Tuesday plenary sessions feature keynote speaker Dr. P. Patrick Leahy, Acting USGS Director. Dr. Leahy holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology (1968) and geophysics (1970) from Boston College. In 1979, he received his doctorate in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he

  16. Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometry for Spent Fuel Assay: FY12 Status Report

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    Warren, Glen A.; Anderson, Kevin K.; Casella, Andrew M.; Danon, Yaron; Devlin, M.; Gavron, A.; Haight, R. C.; Harris, Jason; Imel, G. R.; Kulisek, Jonathan A.; O' Donnell, J. M.; Stewart, T.; Weltz, Adam

    2012-10-01

    Executive Summary The Office of Nuclear Energy, Fuel Cycle R&D, Material Protection and Control Technology (MPACT) Campaign is supporting a multi-institutional collaboration to study the feasibility of using Lead Slowing Down Spectroscopy (LSDS) to conduct direct, independent and accurate assay of fissile isotopes in used fuel assemblies. The collaboration consists of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Idaho State University (ISU). There are three main challenges to implementing LSDS to assay used fuel assemblies. These challenges are the development of an algorithm for interpreting the data with an acceptable accuracy for the fissile masses, the development of suitable detectors for the technique, and the experimental benchmarking of the approach. This report is a summary of the progress in these areas made by the collaboration during FY2012. Significant progress was made on the project in FY2012. Extensive characterization of a “semi-empirical” algorithm was conducted. For example, we studied the impact on the accuracy of this algorithm by the minimization of the calibration set, uncertainties in the calibration masses, and by the choice of time window. Issues such a lead size, number of required neutrons, placement of the neutron source and the impact of cadmium around the detectors were also studied. In addition, new algorithms were developed that do not require the use of plutonium fission chambers. These algorithms were applied to measurement data taken by RPI and shown to determine the 235U mass within 4%. For detectors, a new concept for a fast neutron detector involving 4He recoil from neutron scattering was investigated. The detector has the potential to provide a couple of orders of magnitude more sensitivity than 238U fission chambers. Progress was also made on the more conventional approach of using 232Th fission chambers as fast neutron detectors. For

  17. When the circus comes to town: Countering campus presentations on climate denial

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    Corbin, J.

    2012-12-01

    been far better prepared for post-event publicity if we had anticipated that social media tools can effectively nationalize discussions that take place even at small colleges. Even with that knowledge, however, the balance of power in carrying on a debate in the public sphere seems strongly weighted toward the network of climate deniers. I co-authored an EOS Forum paper that described our experiences at Union College and at nearby Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The number of blog or Twitter references to EOS pales in comparison to those linking to a reply authored by Monckton and posted online. At this point, communication of climate science seems at a distinct disadvantage compared to communication of climate denial. This is not to say that we should yield the floor to those who attempt to discredit our research and contradict what we teach in our classes - doing so risks giving the impression that scientific literacy and public awareness of climate change are of little importance to us. Instead, when we engage climate science deniers, we make clear that we believe much is at stake.

  18. White LED with High Package Extraction Efficiency

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    Yi Zheng; Matthew Stough

    2008-09-30

    generated in the package may cause a deterioration of encapsulant materials, affecting the performance of both the LED die and phosphor, leading to a decrease in the luminous efficacy over lifetime. Recent studies from research groups at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that, under the condition to obtain a white light, about 40% of the light is transmitted outward of the phosphor layer and 60% of the light is reflected inward.1,2 It is claimed that using scattered photon extraction (SPE) technique, luminous efficacy is increased by 60%. In this project, a transparent/translucent monolithic phosphor was used to replace the powdered phosphor layer. In the normal pcLED package, the powdered phosphor is mixed with silicone either to be deposited on the top of LED die forming a chip level conversion (CLC) white LED or to be casted in the package forming a volume conversion white LED. In the monolithic phosphors there are no phosphor powder/silicone interfaces so it can reduce the light scattering caused by phosphor particles. Additionally, a multi-layer thin film selectively reflecting filter is inserted in the white LED package between the blue LED die and phosphor layer. It will selectively transmit the blue light from the LED die and reflect the phosphor's yellow inward emission outward. The two technologies try to recover backward light to the outward direction in the pcLED package thereby improving the package extraction efficiency.

  19. Naval Research Reviews. Volume XXXIV. Number 2,

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    1982-01-01

    Garti, Cazali Inst., monolaurate Jerusalem C Brij 35 Ethoxylated (23)- lauryl - alcohol N. Garti, Cazali Inst., Jerusalem D 10.G.1.0 Deca-glycerol...in the present study Commercial Code Name Generic Name Source A SDS Sodium-dodecyl-sulfate Sigma Company, USA B Tween 20 Ethoxylated (20)-sorbitan- N...Steroidic glycosides Sigma Company, USA G Myrj 59 Ethoxylated (100)-stearate N. Garti, Cazali Inst., Jerusalem H Triton X 100 lso-octyl-phenoxy

  20. GENDER, RELIGIOSITY AND SELF-ESTEEM AS PREDICTORS OF SEXUAL ATTITUDES OF STUDENTS IN A NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTION

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    Abiodun Musbau Lawal

    2010-01-01

    ...; leaving out other categories of students in tertiary institutions. This study therefore investigated gender, religiosity and self esteem as predictors of sexual attitudes among polytechnic students in Nigeria...

  1. Fundamentals of Physics for Engineering I (problems proposed). Academic year 2014-2015

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    2014-01-01

    Problems proposed: Course "Physical Foundations of Engineering I". Degree in Sound and Image in Telecommunication Engineering. Polytechnic School of the University of Alicante. Academic year 2014-2015.

  2. Fundamentals of Engineering Physics I (Problems proposed). Academic year 2015-2016

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    2015-01-01

    Problems proposed: Course "Fundamentals of Engineering Physics I". Degree in Sound and Image in Telecommunication Engineering. Polytechnic School of the University of Alicante. Academic year 2015-2016.

  3. Workshops in creativity and self-esteem in the Teaching Degree at Campus Quito

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    María Verónica Di Caudo; Gladys Montero Pastrana

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents an experimental implementation of creativity and self-esteem workshops within the teaching degree at Salesian Polytechnic University, Campus Quito, with the goal of strenghthening...

  4. optimised intake stroke analysis for flat and dome head pistons

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    3 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, MOSHOOD ABIOLA POLYTECHNIC, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE. NIGERIA. ... computer algorithms to model and simulate flow ... optimization is of great importance in design of internal.

  5. Currículo por competências na área de biodiagnóstico: desafios de implantação Skill-based curriculum in biological diagnosis: implementation challenges

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    Maria Beatriz S. C. de Oliveira

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetivou investigar a adoção da noção de competências na organização curricular do Curso Técnico de Laboratório em Biodiagnóstico em Saúde, da Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio (EPSJV, unidade técnico-científica da Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz. A pesquisa enfocou a viabilidade da ressignificação desse modelo a partir da adoção da matriz crítico-emancipatória proposta por Deluiz, Ramos e Kuenzer. A pesquisa, de natureza qualitativa, foi realizada por meio de entrevistas com professores da instituição. Os resultados apontaram que a adoção do modelo de competências não se deu por opção pedagógica, mas por imposição legal das instâncias normativas. A identificação, definição e construção de competências que orientaram a organização curricular foram efetuadas através da perspectiva totalizante, ao buscar contemplar as diversas dimensões do conhecimento. A operacionalização desse modelo e o desenvolvimento da dimensão subjetiva das competências mostraram-se o maior desafio enfrentado pelos docentes³.This article investigates the incorporation of the notion of 'skills' in the development of the Vocational Course on Laboratory in Biological Diagnosis in Health of the Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic Health School (EPSJV, a technical and scientific unit of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz. The conducted research focused on determining validity and viability of understanding the skill-based curriculum in the light of the critical/emancipatory approach proposed by Deluiz, Ramos and Kuenzer. The qualitative research was comprised of interviews with teachers of the institution. Results show that the implementation of skill-based ideas was the result of legal determination, not an agreed pedagogical approach. Besides that, the identification, selection and development of skills guiding the development of the curriculum were performed with a totalizing perspective in mind

  6. Exposure conditions of reactor internals of Rovno VVER-440 NPP units 1 and 2

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    Grytsenko, O.V.; Pugach, S.M.; Diemokhin, V.L.; Bukanov, V.N. [Inst. for Nuclear Research, Kyiv, 03680 (Ukraine); Marek, M.; Vandlik, S. [Nuclear Research Inst. Rez Plc., Rez, 25068 (Czech Republic)

    2011-07-01

    Results of determination of irradiation conditions for vessel internals of VVER-440 reactor No. 1 and 2 at Rovno Nuclear Power Plant, obtained by specialists at Inst. for Nuclear Research Kyiv (Ukraine)), and Nuclear Research Inst. Rez (Czech Republic)), are presented. To calculate neutron transport, detailed calculation models of these reactors were prepared. Distribution of neutron flux functionals on the surface of reactor VVER-440 baffle and core barrel for different core loads was studied. Agreement between results obtained by specialists at Inst. for Nuclear Research and at Nuclear Research Inst. is shown. (authors)

  7. Etkin bir yönetim için vizyoner liderliğin önemi: Hatay'daki kamu kurumları üzerinde bir uygulama/Importance Of Vısıonary Leadershıp For An Actıve Admınıstratıon: An Applıcaton In Publıc Instıtutıons In Hatay

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    Bulut, Yakup BULUT; uygun, serdar vural

    2014-01-01

    Özet Liderlik, insanlık tarihi kadar eski bir kavram olmakla beraber, bu konudaki çalışmaların sanayi devrimi sonrasında hız kazandığı görülmektedir. Günümüze kadar bu konuda birçok araştırmalar yapılmış, ulaşılan bulgular yorumlanmış ve kavramla ilgili çeşitli teoriler ortaya atılmıştır. Değişen yönetim anlayışları, beraberinde yeni yönetici ve lider tiplemelerini de getirmiştir. Vizyoner liderlik, diğer yönetim tiplemelerinden farklı olarak, son dönemde ortaya çıkan yeni bir anlayıştır. Bu ...

  8. 77 FR 62505 - Combined Notice of Filings #1

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    2012-10-15

    ... the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG13-1-000. Applicants: Big Blue Wind Farm, LLC. Description: Self-Certification of EWG Status of Big Blue Wind Farm, LLC. Filed Date... and Related Requests of LDH Rensselaer LLC and Louis Dreyfus Energy Services, L.P. Filed Date:...

  9. 78 FR 14836 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Members of SGIP 2...

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    2013-03-07

    ...; Clevest Solutions, Inc., Richmond, British Columbia, CANADA; Climate Talk Alliance, San Ramon, CA; Florida Power & Light Company, Juno Beach, FL; Utilities Telecom Council, Inc., Washington, DC; WiMAX Forum... Independent System Operator, Inc., Rensselaer, NY; American Council of Independent Laboratories,...

  10. 76 FR 8378 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions

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    2011-02-14

    ... bounded by Lakeshore Dr, Jackson St, Chicot St, and Church St, Lake Village, 11000025 DELAWARE New Castle... MISSOURI Jackson County Burnette--Berry House, 1030 W 65th St, Kansas City, 11000023 Johnson County Jones... NEW YORK Rensselaer County Chapel and Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Ave, Troy, 11000041...

  11. Internship in Vocational Education and Training: Stakeholders' Perceptions of Its Organisation

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    Akomaning, Edward; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M.

    2011-01-01

    Polytechnic education in Ghana is an offshoot of technical and vocational education and training, which makes internship a sine qua non for its students. The implementation of internships in the departments of hotel catering and institutional management in Ghanaian polytechnics is examined in this study. The perceptions of the stakeholders suggest…

  12. ГАЗЕТА «КИЇВСЬКИЙ ПОЛІТЕХНІК» ЯК ДЗЕРКАЛО ІСТОРІЇ КИЇВСЬКОЇ ПОЛІТЕХНІКИ

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    Д. Л. Стефанович

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the history of the establishment and publication of «Київський політехнік» («Kyiv Polytechnic» newspaper of the National Technical University of Ukraine «Kyiv Polytechnic Institute» during eightyfive years.

  13. Implementation of Novel Parallel Cyclic Convolution Algorithms in Clusters and Multi-Core Architectures

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    2014-07-31

    MSEE Thesis (advisor: L. Vicente), 2012, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. [7] J. M. Rodríguez- Polanco . Broandband Beamformer Frequency Bin...Distributed Computing Server, June 2012. Internal Technical Report Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. [16] M. Teixeira, J. Polanco . Induction

  14. Internship in Vocational Education and Training: Stakeholders' Perceptions of Its Organisation

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    Akomaning, Edward; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M.

    2011-01-01

    Polytechnic education in Ghana is an offshoot of technical and vocational education and training, which makes internship a sine qua non for its students. The implementation of internships in the departments of hotel catering and institutional management in Ghanaian polytechnics is examined in this study. The perceptions of the stakeholders suggest…

  15. A Literature Review and Experimental Plan for Research on the Display of Information on Matrix-Addressable Displays.

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    1987-02-01

    IZLECTE Jennie 3. Decker MAY 1 8W~? Richard D. Pigion Harry L. Snyder Human Factors Laboratory - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ...Snyder Human Factors Laboratory Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA 24061 February 1987 APPROVED- - ${rector Human...symbolic representation of the information, the typography , and the information content. This review is particularly concerned with the variables

  16. Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Using 3D Virtual World on "Second Life"

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    Rahim, Noor Faridah A.

    2013-01-01

    A collaborative and knowledge sharing virtual activity on "Second Life" using a learner-centred teaching methodology was initiated between Temasek Polytechnic and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU) in the October 2011 semester. This paper highlights the author's experience in designing and implementing this e-learning…

  17. Teaching Network Security in a Virtual Learning Environment

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    Bergstrom, Laura; Grahn, Kaj J.; Karlstrom, Krister; Pulkkis, Goran; Astrom, Peik

    2004-01-01

    This article presents a virtual course with the topic network security. The course has been produced by Arcada Polytechnic as a part of the production team Computer Networks, Telecommunication and Telecommunication Systems in the Finnish Virtual Polytechnic. The article begins with an introduction to the evolution of the information security…

  18. A Review of the Systematics and a Proposed Scheme of Internal Classification of the New World Subgenus Melanoconion of Culex (Diptera, Culicidae)

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    1982-01-01

    Floch, H. and E. Abonnenc 1947. Distribution des moustiques du genre Cutex en &yane Francaise. Publ. Inst. Pasteur Guyane Ter. Inini, No. 146:1-g...Senevet, G. and E. Abonnenc 1939. Los moustiques de la &yane Francaise -- II. le genre CuZex. Arch. Inst. Pasteur Alger. 17:62-134. Sirivanakarn

  19. A Wind Tunnel Study of the Effects of a Close-Coupled Canard on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Forward-Swept Wing in Incompressible Flow.

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    1982-12-01

    repeatable calibration. Additional equip- ment required for the calibration included a Meriam Inst Co. 20 inch micro manometer, an inclinometer, a...console readings with the dynamic pressure measured in the tunnel by a Meriam Inst Co. 20 in micro-manometer (tunnel total pressure minus static pressure

  20. Deep Water Mass Circulation in the Alboran Basin. Measurements - January to April 1982. ALBORAN II,

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    1987-09-01

    Informes Tecnicos Instituto Espafiol de Oceanografia 24 1984. Ma- drid, Spain. Inst. Espanol de Oceanografia. Alcala, 27, 1984: 159-167. LACOMBE, H...18-21 October 1983, Informes Tecnicos Instituto Espafiol de Oceanografia 24 1984. Madrid, Spain. Inst. Espanol de Oceanografia. Alcala, 27, 1984

  1. Reproduction in Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) leucospilota (Brandt) from Anjuna, Goa

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  4. Research and Studies Directory for Manpower, Personnel, and Training

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    ASSESSMENT AIR FORCE ARNAIZ J* GENTEX CORP 717-282-3550 SUPPORT OF THE EVALUATION OF NIGHT VISION DEVICES SARSON G ARMSTRONG AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH...INST AND RETINA FOUNDATION 9 74 ARNAIZ J* GENTEX CORP 10 90 ATHANS M* MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLOGY 9 67 AVEDISIAN K NAVAL ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS

  5. 移动应用软件对高职学生英语词汇学习的影响--以成都航空职业技术学院为例%The Influence of Mobile Applications on Higher Vocation-al Students' English Vocabulary Learning:A Case Study on Chengdu Aeronautic Polytechnic

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    葛书艺

    2015-01-01

    With the progress of mobile learning, educational ap-plications on smartphone and tablet computer have been widely applied. Through empirical analysis and detailed elaboration, this paper made a preliminary exploration on the use of vocabulary memorization applications in assisting higher vocational English teaching, including its advantages and shortcomings. The aim is to organically integrate mobile learning into the present higher vocational course teaching, give play to its practical value, and promote students' progress in English learning.%随着移动学习的进步,面向智能手机和平板电脑的教育类应用软件得到了广泛应用。本文通过实证分析、详细阐述,就高职院校利用单词记忆应用软件辅助英语教学进行了初步的探讨,包括其优势与不足。旨在将移动学习有机地融入到现有高职课程教学中,发挥其实用价值,并推动学生在英语学习上的进步。

  6. 用T型账户和图示结合法解决《成本会计》教学中的难点--辅助生产费用的分配%The Approach of T Type Account with Graphic Method to the Difficulties in Cost Accounting Teaching --The Distribution of Auxiliary Production Cost Sanya Polytechnic College

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    高银霞

    2011-01-01

    《成本会计》课程一直被学生认为是会计专业课中方法体系比较复杂,应用性突出的比较难学的专业核心课程,该文结合作者的教学实践及体会,阐述了如何用T型账户和图示结合法帮助《成本会计》中关于“辅助生产费用的分配”教学,并说明T型账户和图示法在提高《成本会计》教学中的重要作用。%Cost Accounting is always considered as a applicable core course among all accounting courses, which is hard to master for it' s more complicated with different problem -solving methods. According to the author's own teaching practice and comprehension, the paper is elaborated on the usage of the approach of T type account with graphic method in the teaching of the distribution of auxiliary production cost. The significant role of this approach in improving cost accounting teaching is expounded in a detailed way as well.

  7. 用T型账户和图示结合法解决《成本会计》教学中的难点——辅助生产费用的分配%The Approach of T Type Account with Graphic Method to the Difficulties in Cost Accounting Teaching ---The Distribution of Auxiliary Production Cost Sanya Polytechnic College

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    高银霞

    2012-01-01

    《成本会计》课程一直被学生认为是会计专业课中方法体系比较复杂,应用性突出的比较难学的专业核心课程,该文结合作者的教学实践及体会,阐述了如何用T型账户和图示结合法帮助《成本会计》中关于“辅助生产费用的分配”教学,并说明T型账户和图示法在提高《成本会计》教学中的重要作用。%Cost Accounting is always considered a applicable core course among all accounting courses, which is hard to master for it' s more complicated with different problem -solving methods. According to the author's own teaching practice and comprehension, the paper is elaborated on the usage of the approach of T type account with graphic method in the teaching of the distribution of auxiliary production cost. The significant role of this approach in improving cost accounting teaching is expounded in a detailed way as well.

  8. Exploration on the Teaching Reform of Public English for Higher Vocational Engineering Majors:A Case Study on Guangdong Polytechnic%高职工科类公共英语教学改革探索--以广东职业技术学院为例

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    沈化

    2014-01-01

    Currently, there are some problems existing in the teaching of public English for higher vocational engineering ma-jors, leading to less impressive teaching effects. In view of these problems, this paper proposed the following measures to improve students' interest in English learning and the teaching effect:re-forming teaching contents, traditional teaching organization and forms and teaching methods, comprehensively using classroom teaching and network-based autonomous English learning, using group cooperative learning and teaching students in accordance with their aptitudes, comprehensively using multiple evaluation methods such as classroom evaluation and online course evalua-tion.%目前,高职工科类公共英语教学存在着一些问题,导致了教学效果不理想的现状。针对这些问题,通过改革教学内容,改革传统的教学组织形式和教学方法,综合运用课堂教学和基于网络的英语自主学习这两种教学策略,采取男女生小组合作学习和因性施教,综合运用课堂评价和网络课程评价等多种评价方式,高职工科类学生学英语的兴趣定会大大提高,教学效果自然也会得到最大程度的提升。

  9. 高职院校学生职业生涯规划与家庭背景关系研究--以宁波职业技术学院为例%Study on the occupation career planning and the family background relationship of students in higher vocational colleges--Taking Ningbo Polytechnic as an example

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    刘利峰

    2013-01-01

      影响高职院校大学生职业生涯规划的因素很多,其中家庭背景是不可忽略的因素之一。通过调查一个完整的群体样本,分析学生父母职业类型、家庭经济背景与大学生职业生涯规划之间的关系,进而研究二者之间的关系,以期能加强大学生职业生涯规划的针对性。%  Many factors affect the occupation career planning of university students in higher vocational colleges, the family background is one of the factors that can not be ignored. Through the investigation of a full population sample, analyzes the relationship of parents’ occupation, family economic background and occupation career planning of university student, and then studies the relationship between the two, in order to strengthen the occupation career planning of university students.

  10. The Recognitions of Psychological Consultation and Therapy Work of Students in Chongqing 5-year Polytechnic College%重庆五年制高职学生对心理咨询与治疗专业工作的认知

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    2004-01-01

    目的:了解高职学生对心理咨询与治疗专业工作的认知状况.方法:采用北京大学心理学系编制《心理健康知识调查表》中关于对心理咨询与治疗工作认知调查表,从5个方面对重庆市某高职学院137名学生对心理咨询与治疗工作的认知状况进行了调查研究.结果:高职学生对心理咨询与治疗工作持接纳和重视的态度,对心理咨询与治疗专业和从事该专业的人员要求过高,对该专业的了解不够,对去看心理门诊有思想顾虑,一半的五年制高职学生希望学校的心理咨询机构能给以帮助.还需要大力加强学校的心理咨询与治疗工作.

  11. O uso de SIG no inventário de árvores no campus do instituto politécnico de Bragança (IPB)-Portugal USE OF GIS IN INVENTORY OF TREES ON CAMPUS Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB)

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    O presente artigo pautou-se na realização de um inventário arbóreo com a incorporação dos Sistemas de Informações Geográficas. A área de estudo corresponde ao campus Santa Apolónia, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB), em Bragança, Portugal. Além do inventário foram realizadas recomendações e também a espacialização dos indivíduos levantados e, em caráter individual, das espécies de maior ocorrência. A utilização dos Sistemas de Informações Geográficas foi uma ferramenta fundamental de su...

  12. The measures analysis of promoting full employment of graduates higher vocational college--A survey on the employment situation of Hunan Communication Polytechnic%促进高职院校毕业生充分就业措施分析--基于湖南交通职业技术学院就业状况调研

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    吴轩辕

    2014-01-01

    本文从大学生就业形势和面临的主要困难分析着手,对毕业生的就业特点进行了总结,提出促进高职院校毕业生就业的措施:强化各级政府职责、加强职业指导和生涯发展教育、加强创新创业教育、加大就业技能培训和实践力度、加大就业服务力度。%This article from the employment situation of college students and analyzing the main difficulties, characteristics of graduates employment are summarized, proposes measures to promote employment of graduates from Higher Vocational Colleges:strengthen the responsibilities at all levels of government, strengthen the development of occupation guidance and career education, strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship education, increase employment skills training and practical efforts, increase the employment service.

  13. Study and practice of culture learning in vocational college English teaching under three-dimension vertical learning environment-Taking Liaoning Electromechanical Polytechnic for example%高职英语三维立体式文化学习环境的研究与实践--以辽宁机电职业技术学院为例

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    呼枫

    2013-01-01

    通过将英语第一课堂教学、第二课堂活动、选修课开发与学生自主学习紧密结合,相互补充,将文化教育渗透于“教”与“学”的各个方面,形成三维立体的文化学习环境,将语言习得与文化浸润高度融合。%By putting the English classroom teaching , extracurricular activities , selective courses development and the students'self-learning together , a three-dimensional vertical learning environment in vocational college English culture is established , which combines and complements each other to penetrate cultural education in all aspects of the“teaching” and “learning”, and to make language acquisition and cultural fusion highly interlinked .

  14. 高职院校学生职业发展与就业指导教育的实践--以宁波职业技术学院海天学院为例%Research on the Practice of Students ’ Career Development and Employment Guidance Education in Higher Vocational Colleges---Taking Ningbo Polytechnic Haitian College for Example

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    乐虞莹; 张定华

    2014-01-01

    从高职院校学生职业发展与就业指导教育的现实诉求入手,对大学生职业发展与就业指导课程模块设计、教学方法和实践平台建设等方面进行探讨,并就今后发展和完善提出建议,以提升学生就业力,提高就业质量,关注学生的职业成长和可持续发展。%Starting from the realistic aspirations of higher vocational college students’ career development and employment guidance education, this article discusses the module design, teaching methods and practical platform construction of college students’ career development and employment guidance education, also makes some recommendations for future development and improvement to enhance students’ employability, improve employment quality, pay attention to their career development and sustainable development.

  15. Agribusiness academic cooperation: strategies and experiences of innovative technology of Costa Rica and Polytechnic University of Cartagena between the years 2005 and 2011 La cooperación académica en agronegocios: estrategias innovadoras y experiencias del Tecnológico de Costa Rica y la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena entre el 2005 y el 2011

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The article meets the objectives of the research for improving agribusiness between Costa Rica and the Region of Murcia. Quality and food safety, pro- duction policies, and diversification of agribusiness in rural areas, are important aspects that make up the strategies studied. Cost reduction, strategic alignment, internationalization and concentration of supply through cooperation, innovative strategies are studied agribusiness. The study explains the research results relating to innovation, entrepre- neurship, cooperation, social responsibility and other competitive factors of agribusiness in Costa Rica and the Region of Murcia.El artículo responde a los objetivos de la investiga- ción para mejora de los agronegocios entre Costa Rica y la Región de Murcia. La calidad y la seguridad alimentaria, las políticas productivas, y la diversifi- cación de los agronegocios en zonas rurales, son aspectos importantes que configuran las estrategias que se estudian. La reducción de costos, adaptación estratégica, internacionalización y concentración de la oferta a través de la cooperación, son estrategias innovadoras de los agronegocios estudiados. El estudio de investigación explica resultados relativos a la innovación, el emprendizaje, la cooperación, la responsabilidad social y otros factores competitivos de los agronegocios de Costa Rica y la Región de Murcia.

  16. Sports Services and Management Practice Teaching Mode Reform under Collaborative Innovation Perspective--Take Guangzhou Polytechnic of Sports as an example%协同创新视角下体育服务与管理专业实践教学模式改革--以广州体育职业技术学院为例

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    谈群林; 张艳美

    2014-01-01

    Vocational college practice teaching depends on the depth of the school-enterprise cooperation, around the goal of both sides win to establish long-term operating mechanism by way of collaboration, streamline organizational form of practice teaching, practice teaching platform to build the ultimate synergy to raise the overall quality of teaching practice.%高职院校的实践教学运行依赖于深度校企合作,围绕双方共赢目标,通过协同合作的方式建立长效的运行机制,理顺实践教学的组织形式,搭建实践教学平台,最终产生协同效应,全面提升实践教学质量。

  17. Students' Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ability: Taking the Professional Internship in Economics and Management Major of Yangzhou Polytechnic College as an Example%提高学生创新创业能力的顶岗实习管理模式探索——以扬州职业大学经管类专业顶岗实习为例

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    施玉梅

    2012-01-01

    The internship is an important way of vocational college introduced the "combination of engineering and studying" training model, develop a good work ethic and practice ability talent. Because of the characteristics of professional, economies and management students in internships with science and engineering students has different and distinct characteristics. This paper analyzes the internship and student characteristics, combins many years of guidance in the internship experience and lessons of the class students puts forward a lot of detailed work and ad- vice, and also mades some focus explaination on the special circumstances of the internship.%顶岗实习是高职院校推行"工学结合"人才培养模式,培养具有良好职业道德和实践能力人才的重要途径。由于专业的特点,经济管理类学生在顶岗实习中有着与理工科学生截然不同的特点。从分析顶岗实习和学生的特点入手,结合多年来从事顶岗实习指导工作的经验和教训,对该类学生的实习工作提出了一些具体的方法和建议,并对顶岗实习工作中的一些特殊情况作了重点说明。

  18. 《餐饮服务技术训练》课程教学改革探索--以邢台职业技术学院旅游管理专业为例%Curriculum Reform of “Food and Beverage Service Technical Training”--Taking Xingtai Polytechnic College Tourism Management Major as an Example

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    高联辉

    2015-01-01

    我国旅游业发展十分迅速,旅游管理专业核心课程改革势在必行。以《餐饮服务技术训练》课程为例,课程改革包括教学内容和教学方法等具体措施。改革取得的效果应当以学生的满意为尺度。%Our country’s tourism is developing very fastly,so core curriculum reform in tourism management specialty is necessary. Taking the food and beverage service technical training courses as an example, the concrete measures of curriculum reform include teaching contents and teaching methods and so forth. The author argues that the effect of the reform should be judged by the students’ satisfactions.

  19. 基于高职“324”实训基地运行模式的研究--以扬州工业职业技术学院钻井技术专业为例%The"324"higher vocational training base and operation mode--Taking Yangzhou Polytechnic Institute drilling technology major as an example

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    戴红霞

    2014-01-01

    实训基地是为学生提供岗位技能训练,保证学生掌握一定职业技能的场所,是高职教育的基本硬件,其建设水平的高低直接影响着高职院校的教学质量与水平。结合我院中央财政重点支持建设专业钻井技术,对实训基地的运行模式进行创新实践。%The training base is to provide job skills training for students, to master a certain occupation skill place, is the basic hardware of higher vocational education, its construction level directly affects the quality of teaching and the level of higher vocational institutions. Combined with the central finance to support the construction of professional focus drilling technique, to carry on the innovation practice of operation mode.

  20. Self-learning ability of the language class students of vocational schools --.A Case Study of Ningbo Polytechnic%职业院校语言类学生自主学习能力探析——以宁波职业技术学院为例

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    游华丽; 沃意琳

    2012-01-01

    Vocational college students showed poor self-learning ability in learning, however, student' attitude of their major,parents' attitude oftheir major and eachers' teaching methods affect students' self-learning ability. To improve the autonomous learning ability of students in vocational schools require teachers to improve their teaching methods, parents care for and support children's academic, students also have to recognize the importance of learning to raise awareness of autonomous learning.%高职院校学生因为缺乏自我控制能力导致在学习方面表现出较差的自主学习能力,然而学生自主学习能力受其对所学专业喜欢与否、家长对所学专业态度以及教师的上课方式的影响。要提高职业院校学生的自主学习能力需要教师改进教学方式、家长关心并支持孩子学业,学生自身也要认清学习的重要性。提高自主学习意识。

  1. The Empirical Research of Senior Vocational Students on Learning Motivation---taking Hubei Polytechnic Institute as an example%高职生学习动机实证研究--以湖北职业技术学院为例

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    王会明

    2013-01-01

    This thesis looks into the learning motivations of senior vocational students by the way of questionnaire survey, which takes 387 students as the sample.It turns out that the intrinsic motivations of senior vocational students are much higher than the extrinsic motivations; great sexual difference appears on the aspects of zeal and returns, which shows girls’zeal is higher than that of boys’and boys’return is more than that of girls; on the aspects of extrinsic motivations senior vocational students exist much diversity in the source of students and especially on the fields of following interpersonal competition and selecting simple tasks the students from city appears greater than that from the country; the grade difference also turns on between the intrinsic motivations and the extrinsic motivations,which shows that on the dimension of intrinsic motivations and challenges Grade 2012 appears greater than that of Grade 2011 and on the dimension of extrinsic motivations and relying on others’appraisal the students of Grade 2011 show higher ardor. Thus,the teachers should take proper teaching strategies,teach according to the students’aptitudes and inspire the students’intrinsic and extrinsic motivations.%以387名学生为样本,采用问卷调查的方法,考察了高职生的学习动机。结果发现,高职生的内生动机显著高于外生动机;在热衷性和追求回报两个维度方面有显著的性别差异,女生的热衷性显著高于男生,而男生的追求回报则显著高于女生;高职生在外生动机方面有显著的生源地差异,特别是在关注人际竞争、选择简单任务两个维度方面,来自城市的学生均显著高于来自农村的学生;高职生的内生动机和外生动机有显著的年级差异,在内生动机和挑战性维度上,2012级的学生显著高于2011级的学生,在外生动机和依赖他人评价维度上,2011级学生则显著高于2012级学生。因此,教师应实施教学策略,注重因材施教,激发学生的内生动机和外生动机。

  2. The Exploration on the Establishment and Motion of the Entrepreneurship School at the Higher Vocational Education Institution --Take Zhejiang Economic & Trade Polytechnic for Example%高职院校创业学院建设与运行模式探究--以浙江经贸职业技术学院为例

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    顾鸣镝; 蒋丽君

    2016-01-01

    创新创业教育的提出与我国日益严峻的大学生就业形势有着必然联系,构建科学准确的创业教育系统是当前国内高职院校建设创业学院的首要任务。浙江经贸职业技术学院通过对现阶段创业教育理论、创业教育实践、创业教育成果的梳理与概括,提出以“三三制”的组织机制、“三课堂递进”的教学机制、“三阶段培育”的项目机制建设高职院校创业学院,并指明持续构建创业教育生态系统的关键步骤与举措。%The request of the entrepreneurship education is inevitably connected with the grim situation caused by the employment problem of college students. The construction of the ecosystem for the innovation and entrepreneurship education therefore becomes the ifrst task to the higher vocational institutions. ZJIET proposed the “threes system” organizational mechanism, the “three classes progression” teaching mechanism and the “three stages cultivation”project mechanism by the generalization of the theory, practice and result in the entrepreneurship education at present, to construct the entrepreneurship school and to point out the relevant key steps and measures.

  3. On paperless separation of teaching and examination--New breakthroughs of teaching reform in Jiangsu Polytechnic Institute%基于无纸化教考分离的探究--江苏理工学院教研改革新突破

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    王晓跃; 沈燕

    2013-01-01

      传统的考试模式在新形势下已不能完全胜任高校在创新人才培养上的需求。本文笔者在对高校考试制度现存的弊端进行剖析的基础上,给出一种基于无纸化教考分离的考试模式。这是高校教研改革的突破点,对于高校创新人才培养方案,提升人才培养质量有积极的推动作用。%The traditional examination mode has not fully qualified university in the cultivation of innovative talent demand in the new situation. In this paper, based on the analysis of the existing drawback of the examination system, presents a test pattern based on the paperless teaching and examination separation. This is a breakthrough point of teaching reform in colleges and universities, has a positive promoting role in the cultivation of innovative talents in universities, and improve the quality of personnel training.

  4. 涂料生产应用实训课程的改革与实践--以顺德职业技术学院为例%Teaching Reform and Research on the Practical Training Course of Coating Production and Application in Shunde Polytechnic

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    冯才敏; 梁敏仪; 吴细斌; 姜佳丽; 李国庆

    2015-01-01

    Guided by new ideas of practical training, a series of reforms are carried out on the practical course of Coating Production and Application including the teaching content, teaching method, teaching process, practical training moni-toring, assessment and evaluation. The reforms put application in the lead, emphasize the integration of theory and prac-tice and innovate the content of practical training. In so doing, the initiative, team spirit and comprehensive ability of students are improved.%根据新的实训教学思路,在教学内容、实践教学手段、实训实施过程、实训监控、实训考核与评价等方面对涂料生产应用实训课程进行改革与实践。改革以应用为主导,强调实训理论与实践的结合,创新了实训内容,学生的主动性和团队合作意识提高,学生综合素质得到提升。

  5. 普通院校开设舞龙运动课程的探析——以扬州工业职业技术学院开展龙狮运动为例%The study on Dragon-lion Dance in Postsecondary Institutions——Specific Thoughts of Dragon-lion Dance in the Yangzhou Polytechnic Institute

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    吉朝霞

    2010-01-01

    舞龙舞狮运动是民族传统体育项目之一,有着悠久的历史和灿烂的文化,在众多开设龙狮课程的高职院校中,扬州工业技术学院龙狮运动尚属于起步阶段,在相关的理论研究及训练上还存在着一定的差距,结合目前学院龙狮运动开展的现状以及理论构建进行分析,以期为龙狮运动的进一步开展和提高提供参考.

  6. E-learning教学模式在旅游实践教学中的应用研究——以武汉职业技术学院旅游管理专业为例%E-learning Teaching Mode Application Research on Tourism Practice Teaching——Wuhan Polytechnic Tourism Management as An Example

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    周晓梅

    2014-01-01

    本文从E-learning概念着手,通过分析E-learning教学模式在旅游实践教学中的应用现状,找出E-learning教学模式在现阶段应用中存在的一些问题,并提出一系列解决方案,使E-learning教学模式能够在旅游实践教学中延伸(extension)教学范围、扩大(expanded)教学目标,从而增加学生在旅游实践中的体验(experience).

  7. Analyze of Employment of Oral Technology Professional Students From Higher Vocational College--Taking Dental Technology Professional,Taizhou Polytechnic College for Example%高职口腔医学技术专业学生就业情况分析--以泰州职业技术学院口腔医学技术专业为例

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    俞大力

    2014-01-01

    义齿加工行业需要大量的技术技能型专门人才,但是,高职口腔医学技术专业的学生在就业中存在较高比例的不对口就业及改行现象。通过对泰州职业技术学院口腔医学技术专业历届毕业生的调查,对学生就业情况及形成原因进行分析,建议学校方面可采取加大专业宣传力度、加强入学教育、进行专业认知实习、专业思想教育贯穿教学全过程、重视职业生涯规划、提升学生就业能力、加强实习基地建设、指导学生转变就业观念等对策,提高对口就业率、减少改行现象。%Denture processing industry needs a large number of technical skilled talents , however , higher propor-tion of the wrong job and the phenomenon of changing jobs is existed in the oral technology professional gradu-ates . Through the survey of previous graduates, analyze the employment situation and the reasons , suggest that the authority increase the professional publicity , strengthen the entrance education , recognize profession , en-hance the professional education thought, pay attention to the professional plan, promote students' employment ability, strengthen the construction of practice base, guide students to change employment idea and so on.

  8. Build Vocational Entrepreneurship Education in Line with Regional Economic Development Mode——Take Tongren Polytechnic as an example%构建符合地区经济发展状况的高职创业教育模式——以铜仁职业技术学院为例

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    2012-01-01

    To carry out active and effective entrepreneurship education in vocational colleges must adhere to the "two combine, entrepreneurship education and professional combination of a combination of entrepreneurship education and local economic development, entrepreneurship education join professional knowledge to students and local economic developmentties, both sides win.%高职院校开展积极有效的创业教育,必须坚持“两个结合?’,即创业教育与专业相结合,创业教育与地方经济发展状况相结合,让创业教育成为联接学生专业知识和地方经济发展的纽带,实现双方面共赢。

  9. 完善谈心机制践行群众路线--以宁波职业技术学院海天学院为例%Improve the confabulate mechanism, practice the mass line--Taking Ningbo Polytechnic Haitian College as an example

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    朱娟

    2013-01-01

    在深入开展党的教育实践活动中,宁波职业技术学院海天学院加强服务型党组织建设,充分发挥教工党支部的纽带作用,将谈心的传统德育工作方法运用到党建工作中来,以“午间面对面”教工党员与学生谈心活动作为有效载体和重要抓手,精心策划,明确主题,注重实效,针对不同类型的重点关注学生持续开展不同主题的谈心活动;活动开展中灵活运用谈心技巧,注重探索谈心艺术,不拘形式,畅通言路,谈出“真心”;在实践中造就高素质的谈心队伍,建立完善的谈心工作长效制度并持之以恒,强化督导,健全机制,形成规范。谈心活动践行群众路线,提高了教育的针对性和实效性,在全院上下营造了团结民主的良好氛围。%In the development of education practice activity of the Party, strengthen the construction of service oriented Party organization, fully play the role of staff Party branch, will use the traditional methods of moral education to talk into the Party building work, to take confabulate activities as an effective carrier and an important starting point, careful planning, clear theme, pay attention to actual effect, according to the different types to focus on students who continue to carry out different themes of confabulate activity;attention to the heart to heart talk art, informal, open mind, talk about"true";high-quality talk team in practice, to establish long-term system to work perfect and persevere, strengthening supervision, perfecting the mechanism, the formation of specification. To practice the mass line, increase the pertinence and effectiveness of education, to create good atmosphere of unity and democracy.

  10. The Experiment Research On The Effect Of Aerobics Exercise to The Polytechnic Girl's Body shape, Sport Capability and Physiological Function%健美操课对中专女生形态、素质、机能影响的实验研究

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    2003-01-01

    本文通过对200名女中专生进行健美操锻炼的实验研究,试图揭示健美操锻炼对仍处于青春发育期的中专女生,在形态、身体素质、生理机能三方面的影响情况.研究表明长期的健美操锻炼能有效改善女生的体态,并对呼吸系统、心肌功能的增强有良好的促进作用,但在身体素质方面,除了耐力素质有明显提高外,上肢力量和速度素质无显著差异.

  11. The Influence of Zen Thinking on the Japanese Haiku Creation——Take Matsuo Basyou's Work as Example Guangdong Women's Polytechnic College lecturer of Japanese%论禅宗思想对日本俳谐创作的影响——以松尾芭蕉作品为例

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    2008-01-01

    日本著名学者铃木大拙曾在其著作中写道:"离开了佛教,我们就无从谈论日本文化."可见日本文化所受佛教思想影响之深远.而佛教思想中,对日本文学和日本文化影响最为深刻的,可说是禅宗的思想.禅宗思想对日本文学,尤其是对日本特有的文学体裁--俳谐的影响,可说是日本文学史上不可或缺的重要篇章.

  12. 基于就业导向的高职学生英语技能个人需求分析 ——以广东理工职业学院为例%Personal Needs Analysis for English Skills among Vocational College Students: A Perspective of Employment Orientation ---A Case Study of Guangdong Polytechnic Institute

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    谢红莲; 彭伟强

    2015-01-01

    Under the guidelines of "service-oriented" and "employment-oriented" concepts, needs analysis is of great importance to English teaching in vocational colleges. With the help of statistic software, the authors conducted two questionnaires to investigate English learning status and personal needs for learning English skills among non-English majors and English majors in a vocational college. Based on the results, proposals are put forward to foster English competitiveness in job hunting.%在"以服务为需求、以就业为导向"两大方针的指导下,高职英语教学的需求分析显得尤为必要.通过对高职非英语专业学生和英语专业学生的问卷调查,运用统计学软件分析数据,了解两类高职学生的英语学习现状与对英语技能学习的个人需求现状;根据分析结果,提出高职英语教学改进建议,最终达到提升高职学生就业时英语竞争力的目的.

  13. On Reforming and Constructing Business English Program in Higher Vocational Education Based on International E-business---Taking Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic as an Example%基于跨境电商的高职商务英语教学改革与实践探析--以广州番禺职业技术学院为例

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    陈浩; 丁红朝

    2015-01-01

    This paper mainly discusses that, in higher vocational education, the reform of business English program based on international e-business should center on nurturing compound talents of foreign studies. It takes school-enterprise synergy as its starting point, focuses upon constructing a core curriculum system based on international e-business, and adopts projects as school-enterprise collaborative carriers. By strengthening school-enterprise cooperative mechanism and reinforcing double-certificated teachers teaming, it incorporates entrepreneurship education into professional education and improves students' comprehensive vocational quality of employment and entrepreneurship.%基于跨境电商的高职商务英语专业改革要围绕培养复合型外语外贸人才,以校企协同为切入点,以跨境电商课程体系建设为核心,以校企合作项目为载体。通过健全校企合作机制,加强“双师型”师资队伍建设,融合专业教育与创业教育,实现提升学生就业和创业职业综合素养的培养目标。

  14. 高校学生利用图书馆数字资源情况调查与分析--以广东技术师范学院为例%Investigation and Analysis on University Student's Utilization of Libraries Digital Resources--An Empirical Research Based on Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University

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    陈亚静

    2013-01-01

      通过对学生使用图书馆数字资源的目的和需求、获取信息的主要途径、对图书馆提供的数字资源服务的利用与评价、对图书馆信息检索知识和检索技能培训的需求以及利用图书馆数字资源的常见问题与建议等进行调查,了解高校学生的信息需求及对数字资源的使用情况。针对高校学生利用图书馆数字资源的常见问题,提出高校学生提高数字资源使用水平的对策。%Through investigations on the university students' objective and requirement of using library digital resources , the primary means of accessing to information, the utilization and evaluation of digital re⁃source service, the demand of information retrieval and retrieval skills training, the common problems and sug⁃gestions about digital resources, we gain in-depth understanding of university students' information demand and use of digital resources. As for the common problems in using the library digital resources, effective coun⁃termeasures and suggestions are put forward in order to improve the level of using digital resources.

  15. 基于职业能力培养的高职英语教学调查与反思--以辽宁机电职业技术学院为例%An investigation and reflections based on the vocational ability training of higher vocational English teaching-Taking Liaoning Electromechanical Polytechnic for example

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    牛存超

    2014-01-01

    According to the higher vocational English teaching,the occupation of curriculum reform ideas and sug-gestions are put forward:clearing the training objectives of English course in higher vocational education;reforming the setting English curriculum and reflecting the occupation in teaching contents;strengthening the teachers team construction,improving the occupation accomplishment;adopting diversified evaluation system.%分析目前高职英语教学现状,提出职业化课程改革思路及建议:明确高职英语课程培养目标;改革英语课程设置,教学内容体现职业化;加强教师队伍建设,提高职业素养;构建多元化评价体系。

  16. 高职院校大学生使用网络社交平台的调查分析--以河源职业技术学院为例%Investigation and Analysis on the Use of Internet Social Network Platform for Students in Higher Vocational Colleges:Taking Heyuan Polytechnic as an Example

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    杨成; 张伟东

    2016-01-01

    In view of investigation for status of the college students using social networking platform at present, this paper analyzes the impact brought by social network platform on college students growth and its cause, then puts forward to the ness of measures related to improving the college student's behavior management and education effectively for the student workers.%针对目前大学生使用网络社交平台现状进行调查,分析网络社交平台对大学生成长带来的影响和及成因,进而提出学生工作者有效提高大学生的行为管理和教育的相关对策。

  17. 欠发达地区高职院校校园广播典型宣传的创新——以广西现代职业技术学院为例%On the Innovation of Model Publicity by Campus Broadcasting in Higher Vocational Colleges in under Developed Areas——Take Guangxi Modern Polytechnic College as an Example

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    曾严; 匡华

    2012-01-01

    欠发达地区高职院校校园广播典型宣传应以新颖的宣传感染师生,以灵活的播报引导师生,以适时的报道贴近师生,使典型宣传体现时代性,强调艺术性,讲究时效性,努力把校园广播打造为学校主流媒体的品牌。%Model publicity plays an important role in the school news propaganda in higher vocational colleges.As the main front of propaganda in higher vocational colleges in under developed areas,school broadcasting should start with the innovation of contents,forms and chance of model publicity,influence teachers and students with novel form,flexible broadcasting mode and get close to them with timely reports to reflect the epochal,artistic character and timeliness of model publicity.In this way campus broadcasting can be built as one of important brand of school mainstream media.

  18. Analysis on the Educational Role of College Financial Aid Work:A Case Study on Guangdong Polytechnic Institute%高校助学工作的育人功能探析--以广东理工职业学院为例

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    2013-01-01

      贫困生是高校学生中的一个特殊群体,贫困生助学对于促进和谐校园建设,提高教育公平程度都具有重要意义。目前我国虽已建立了多元化的贫困生助学体系,但同时还存在诸多问题。本文以广东理工职业学院为例,结合新形势背景,分析我国高校目前整个助学体系的现状、问题,并针对这些问题提出相应的对策与建议,与此同时设想构建一个助学工作的动态管理模型。%The poverty-stricken student is a special group among college students, so the financial aid for them is of important sig-nificance for the construction of a harmonious campus and edu-cation equality. Taking this college for an example, based on the background of the new situation, this paper analyzes the current situation and problems of the current college financial aid, and proposes relevant suggestions, and establishes a dynamic man-agement model.

  19. Next Generation (XG) Architecture and Protocol Development (XAP)

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  20. Judiciary as the last resort to protect children and adolescents: intersectoral actions, investment in human resources, and structuring of services El Poder Judicial como última instancia de protección a los niños y adolescentes: acciones intersectoriales, inversión en recursos humanos y estructuración de los servicios O Poder Judiciário como última instância de proteção às crianças e aos adolescentes: ações intersetoriais, investimento em recursos humanos e estruturação dos serviços

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to identify the work developed by the Judiciary to prevent sexual violence against children and adolescents within the family. The approach to social representations in a cultural perspective was used. The field study consisted in the 1st and 2nd Court of Crimes against Children and Adolescents, at the State Supreme Court of Pernambuco, Brazil. Participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and focus group with 17 subjects were the techniques for data collection, analyzed through the interpretation of meanings, allowing the identification of the category "The Judiciary as the ultimate level" and the following subcategories: "The public policies to prevent violence" and "The structure and dynamics of Courts". This study allows the visualization of the Judiciary's limitations with regard to the full protection and absolute priority, and that the work along with the victims demands investments in structure and human resources.Este estudio objetivó identificar el trabajo desarrollado por el Poder Judicial para prevenir la violencia sexual intrafamiliar contra niños y adolescentes. Se recurrió al abordaje a las representaciones sociales en perspectiva cultural. El campo de estudio fue el Primero y Segundo Tribunal de Crímenes contra Niños y Adolescentes, en el Tribunal de Justicia de Pernambuco, Brasil. Observación participante, entrevistas semi-estructuradas y grupo focal con 17 sujetos fueron las técnicas de recogida de datos, analizados por medio de la interpretación de los sentidos, que posibilitó la identificación de la categoría "El Judiciario como el último recurso" y las siguientes subcategorías: "Las políticas públicas para prevención de la violencia" y "La estructura y dinámica de los Tribunales". Este estudio permite visualizar limitaciones del Poder Judicial con relación a la protección integral y a la prioridad absoluta, y que la actuación junto a las víctimas demanda inversiones estructurales y en los recursos humanos.O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar o trabalho desenvolvido pelo Poder Judiciário para prevenir a violência sexual intrafamiliar contra crianças e adolescentes. Recorreu-se à abordagem das representações sociais numa perspectiva cultural. O campo de estudo consistiu na 1ª e na 2ª Vara dos Crimes contra a Criança e o Adolescente, no Tribunal de Justiça de Pernambuco, Brasil. Observação participante, entrevistas semiestruturadas e grupo focal com 17 sujeitos foram as técnicas para coleta de dados, analisados por meio da interpretação dos sentidos, que possibilitou a identificação da categoria O Judiciário como último patamar e as seguintes subcategorias: As políticas públicas para prevenção da violência e A estrutura e a dinâmica das Varas. Este estudo permitiu visualizar limitações do Poder Judiciário em relação à proteção integral e à prioridade absoluta, visualizando-se, também, que a atuação junto às vítimas demanda investimentos não só estruturais como, ainda, aqueles que dizem respeito aos recursos humanos.

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    On February 26,a group of nine Chinese polytechnic universities, including Beijing Institute of Technology and Tianjin University,held a joint recruitment exam.Two other consortiums of top Chinese universities each conducted a joint recruitment

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