In His/Her Shoes
Students will research the laws around tobacco of another part of the world and write a brief narrative from the perspective living in the environment created by those regulations.
Spill Tools is a collection of three tools you can use to assess how effectively you can recover, remove, or disperse spilled oil using: - mechanical equipment, such as skimmers, to remove oil from the sea surface. - in situ burning, to burn off freshly spilled oil. - chemical dispersants, to disperse the spilled oil throughout the water column. Spill Tools was designed to help you to complete tasks like: - selecting and staging response equipment, such as skimmers, fire boom, and dispersant
NOAA: National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
This website is the homepage of NOAA's environmental satellite monitoring service. The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, & enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment, & quality of life. The site features satellite and in situ data from NOAA's Climactic, Coastal, Geophysical, and Oceanographic Data Centers, satellite imagery and research, as we
Hurricane Research Division: Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ web site from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory answers various questions regarding hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones. Technical references are given throughout the site for additional information. This site can help answer some of the questions that users may have about the characteristics of these catastrophic storms, how they are monitored and forecasted, and some of the research topics that are being addressed today.
When I started teaching this subject I found three kinds of texts. There were applications books that avoid proofs and cover the linear algebra only as needed for their applications. There were advanced books that assume that students can understand their elegant proofs and know how to answer the homework questions having seen only one or two examples. And, there were books that spend a good part of the semester multiplying matrices and computing determinants and then suddenly change level to wo
NASA CONNECT Who Added the Micro to Gravity?
In NASA CONNECT Who Added the Micro to Gravity?, students will learn about microgravity. They will be introduced to combustion science and the importance of fire safety on the International Space Station. Students will also learn how chemistry plays an important role in microgravity research. They will observe NASA engineers and scientists using measuring, ratios, and graphing to analyze data. Grades 6-8.
Improving Literary Understanding Through Classroom Conversation Booklet
Effective literature instruction develops reading, writing, thinking, and other literacy skills -- but that is easier said than done. A new booklet by Judith Langer and Elizabeth Close shares some of the most effective strategies, drawing on the research and including real classroom examples. The booklet is designed for teachers and administrators who wish to improve their students' reading comprehension
Medicine Games: MRI
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, represents a breakthrough in medical diagnostics and research. Worldwide, more than 60 million investigations with MRI are performed each year. In 2003, this imaging technique was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Chemistry controlling post combustion hydrocarbon oxidation and homogeneous charge compression ignit
Environmental pollution and energy conservation have become of increasing concern over the past few decades. As one of the major sources of energy consumption and urban emissions, automobiles and light trucks (light duty vehicles) are under significant pressure to improve efficiency and reduce exhaust emission levels. While dwindling fuel reserves and greenhouse gas emissions are motivating factors behind long-term interest in increased efficiency, ambient air quality standards and associated pu
Senior management aspirations of managers and professionals: a career decision-making perspective
A number of demographic, technological, and economic shifts have redefined the composition of todayâ s workforce and the concept of a career. Corporate downsizing and the delayering of management have affected the career advancement prospects available to individuals pursuing a managerial career path. The traditional means of rewarding employees through promotion appears to be an infrequent option in the current business environment. Subsequently, the level of competition among those individua
Alternative small scale meteorology input to a chemical transport model
In order to respond to the increasing demand for better understanding of the environment, air quality studies at different scales are required. The Community Multi-scale Air Quality Model (CMAQ) chemical transport model is designed to handle all major scales of interest. However, the meteorology input to the model has to represent adequately the atmospheric conditions at these scales. So far, the meteorological input to CMAQ has been supplied by the Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University
Implications of resource management in La Parguera, Puerto Rico (The)
A recent rezoning of La Parguera, southwest Puerto Rico, as a tourist zone has resulted in an imbalance between development and appropriate resource management. Development associated with tourism is destroying the sub-tropical dry forest and adding pressure on the marine resources through increased boat traffic and marine structures. Declining water quality and benthic community health are two of the impacts seen in La Parguera associated with these land use changes. This study is three-fold. F
Fault-tolerant distributed shared memory on a broadcast-based interconnection architecture
This thesis focuses on the issue of reliability and fault tolerance in Distributed Shared Memory Multiprocessors, and on the performance impact of implementing fault tolerance protocols that allow for Backward Error Recovery through the use of synchronized checkpointing. High Performance Parallel computing systems that implement Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) require interconnection networks capable of providing low latency and high bandwidth and efficient support for multicast and synchronizat
Product Differentiation, Celebrity Endorsements and the Consumers Perception of Quality
In any market-driven Capitalistic economy it is the consumer that accounts for the vast majority of the output. Economists and Marketing scholars have long studied what motivates the consumer to demand, and eventually purchase, specific products.Depending on the type of product, the rational consumer will seek information about the quality and performance prior to purchase. Much of this information comes from advertising.Often times, seemingly similar products sell for different prices meaning t
Mixed Reception Scenario
This activity is set in a research group that is developing an antivenom for spider bites. In the opening scene, Nelson Pogline, a talented graduate student, dies unexpectedly at a university reception. As a detective, you must use chemistry concepts to determine if this was murder and if so, solve the case. You can interview suspects using Quicktime movies, investigate the crime scene for clues with Quicktime Virtual Reality images, and analyze the evidence from the crime lab. This activity req
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Steve Mason
Dr. Steve Mason (Professor, Department of History, and Canada Research Chair in Greco-Roman Cultural Interaction, York University, Toronto) takes a closer look at the Essenes, a group known since antiquity from Greek and Latin historians and largely accepted as the inhabitants of Quamran and the creators of the Scrolls during the 1950s.
Recording School Desegregation: Conduct Your Own Oral History Project
In this unit, students will research the history of school desegregation, and bring that history to life by listening to oral histories of North Carolinians who lived through desegregation. Students will then become historians, recording their own oral histories with relatives or community members, and reflecting on the experience through writing. The oral histories will be collected into a final project and placed in the school’s library for students and teachers to study in the future.
Summer Open House
Nearly 2,000 prospective students and their parents visited Kent State University July 23 at the Summer Open House. Visitors received a close-up peek at Kent State University's academic programs, campus, student life, residence halls and research opportunities.
US History II
Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve
Nanoscale Antenna Apertures
This presentation will discuss light concentration and enhancement in nanometer-scale ridge aperture antennas. Resent research, including numerical simulations and near field optical measurements has demonstrated that nanoscale ridge antenna apertures can concentrate light into nanometer domain. More importantly, these ridge antenna apertures also provide enhanced optical transmission several orders of magnitude higher than regularly shaped nano-apertures. We will discuss fundamental theories of