15.821 Listening to the Customer (MIT)
The 15.821 and 15.822 Sequence Marketing research may be divided into methods that emphasize understanding "the customer" and methods that emphasize understanding "the market." This course (15.821) deals with the customer and emphasizes qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups, Voice of the Customer, composing questions for a survey). The companion course (15.822) deals with the market and emphasizes quantitative methods (sampling, survey execution, quantitative data interpretation, conjoin
HST.730 Molecular Biology for the Auditory System (MIT)
An introductory course in the molecular biology of the auditory system. First half focuses on human genetics and molecular biology, covering fundamentals of pedigree analysis, linkage analysis, molecular cloning, and gene analysis as well as ethical/legal issues, all in the context of an auditory disorder. Second half emphasizes molecular approaches to function and dysfunction of the cochlea, and is based on readings and discussion of research literature.
MAS.450 Holographic Imaging (MIT)
MAS.450 is a laboratory course about holography and holographic imaging. This course teaches holography from a scientific and analytical point of view, moving from interference and diffraction to imaging of single points to the display of three-dimensional images. Using a "hands-on" approach, students explore the underlying physical phenomena that make holograms work, as well as designing laboratory setups to make their own images. The course also teaches mathematical techniques that allow the b
6.933J The Structure of Engineering Revolutions (MIT)
6.933J / STS.420J provides an integrated approach to engineering practice in the real world. Students of 6.933J / STS.420J research the life cycle of a major engineering project, new technology, or startup company from multiple perspectives: technical, economic, political, and cultural. Research involves interviewing inventors, reading laboratory notebooks, evaluating patents, and looking over the shoulders of engineers as they developed today's technologies. This subject is for s
Will Marcellus Shale drilling be taxed?
Tom Murphy, co-director of the Marcellus Shale Center for Outreach and Research (M-COR) answers a question from the audience as to whether natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania will be taxed. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of Marce
Michael Arthur narrates animation of the drilling process
Michael Arthur, Professor of Geosciences and Co-Director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, walks the audience through an animation of the natural gas drilling process. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of
Security and Privacy?
The Information Networking Institute celebrated its 20 year anniversary in April 2010. This panel discussion, moderated by Pradeep K. Khosla, Dean, College of Engineering; Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, discussed how Carnegie Mellon is driving research over the hurdle of this dichotomy between security and privacy. Panelists were Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Heinz College; Lorrie Cranor, Associate
The Alice Project
Alice is a free teaching tool from Carnegie Mellon University that allows programming novices to use a simple drag-and-drop interface to create 3D computer animation. The Alice Project was begun by the late Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon alumnus and professor of computer science and author of The Last Lecture. The FBI, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, is expanding their ongoing Safe Online Surfing program (SOS) to include a national competition in wh
Ceramic Engineering : Alfred University Commercial
We continue our exploration of Alfred University students who are inspired to achieve. In "Ceramic Engineering," you'll meet Liz Bertch, a graduate student in Glass Science, whose research is advancing our knowledge of materials and how to apply them to solving today's problems.
6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT)
Welcome to 6.041/6.431, a subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference. Nowadays, there is broad consensus that the ability to think probabilistically is a fundamental component of scientific literacy. For example: The concept of statistical significance (to be touched upon at the end of this course) is considered by the Financial Times as one of "The Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Science". A rece
7.13 Experimental Microbial Genetics (MIT)
Also referred to as the Microbial Genetics Project Lab, this is a hands-on research course designed to introduce the student to the strategies and challenges associated with microbiology research. Students take on independent and original research projects that are designed to be instructive with the goal of advancing a specific field of research in microbiology.
Cold hardy grapes feed local wine industry
For more than 30 years, the Horticulture Research Center at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and its rustic vineyards have been home to research on producing cold-hardy grapes and making the best wines from them. Jim Luby, a professor of horticultural science, is in charge of the breeding program along with Peter Hemstad. The Center has bred four varieties of cold hardy grapes: Marquette, La Crescent, Frontenac and Frontenac Gris. These varieties have formed the backbone of the Minnesota wine i
"War Eagle" from Tanzania
Nine undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Education under the leadership of Dr. Lisa Kasmer journeyed to Arusha, Tanzania in May 2010. This Study Abroad program provided these pre-service teachers an opportunity to become aware of how teaching is practiced differently in different cultural contexts and learn about Tanzania customs, values and traditions. During the week, students taught in local schools (including a lesson on how to offer a proper "War Eagle!") and had daily K
4.183 Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop (MIT)
This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, from the level of the tectonic detail to the urban environment. Current research and case studies will be investigated, and students will propose their own solutions as part of the final project.
This one semester course covers some of the principal areas and concepts of modern psychology. Topics include research methodology, learning, perception, social interaction, personality, intelligence, social development and psychopathology.
The Early Start Program at CSUN
An overview of Early Start, a summer program available to incoming CSUN freshmen. For more info, visit: http:///www.csun.edu/ugs/earlystart.html directed, shot and edited by Krishna Narayanamurti produced by Maureen Rubin and Cheryl Spector executive producers Vance Peterson, Michael McManus, and Randal Thomson music: RoyaltyFreeMusic.com thanks: President Jolene Koester, CSU Chancellor's Office, Kelly Kroeker at Academic First Year Experiences, Shally Dhiman and the Office of Undergraduate Stu
Dr. Oppenheimer Opens Up About CSUN
Steven Oppenheimer, Professor of Biology, discusses his award for science mentoring from President Obama, his new lab at Chaparral Hall, and the importance of student research at Cal State Northridge. Read more about Chaparral Hall at: http://www.northridgemagazine.com/features/chaparralhall/ directed, shot and edited by Krishna Narayanamurti produced by Brenda Roberts executive producers: Vance Peterson, Ligeia Polidora, and Randal Thomson CSUN still photographs by Tuyen Nguyen and Phil Scher
Texas Tech Researchers Studying Bee Colony Collapse
Texas Tech researcher Dr. Shan Bilimoria, a professor and molecular virologist, is specifically looking at an insect virus which may be causing the bees to die off by the billions. Bilimoria is part of a team of researchers searching for the cause of the collapse. Led by research professor Jerry Bromenshenk from the University of Montana in Missoula, the group also includes virologists and chemists from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the Instituto de Ecologica AC in Mexic
New Veterinary Med Building will Help Grow Collaboration, Research
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Work is underway on the new Veterinary Medical Research Building at Washington State University. A groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Oct. 8, brought together faculty, alumni and other officials from WSU to mark the occasion. The 77,250 square foot building will allow researchers to work in new state-of-the-art labs and quarantine space for research. Steve Simasko, chair of the Department of Veterinary Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, said he sees increased opportunities f
The Spotlight - BioPhysics: A Tale of Two Sciences
Features an interview with Cecile Fradin (Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biophysics) who holds an appointment in both the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University. Also includes interviews with graduate and undergraduate students working in the BioPhysics Lab.