Statistical Reasoning I
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. It represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its appl
Problem Solving for Immunization Programs
Countries around the world - even those at war - are collaborating to ensure that children under the age of five don't die from diseases for which vaccines are available. In the past twenty years, global vaccine coverage has surpassed eighty percent, and a second disease, polio, is nearly eradicated. In the United States, coverage rates are even higher, and vaccine-preventable diseases are now rare. Never have so many resources been focused on immunization - yet problems remain. Additional, high
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Economics is designed to build an understanding of economic institutions, history, and principles. In addition, it will focus on relationship between private and public sectors of the U.S. economy. Also, it will analyze major economic institutions, such as property rights, markets, business organizations, labor unions, money and banking, trade, and taxation.
Introduction to Microeconomics
This course is designed to help you build an understanding of the economics of the market place. In particular we focus on microeconomic principles that demonstrate the role and limitations of both competitive and imperfectly competitive markets in motivating socially efficient consumer, business, and public sector choices.
Hector Mendiola, a retired pediatrician from Mexico City, who was living in Utah, noticed that many of the children of migrant workers were illiterate in their native tongue and so he developed, along with Fred Berthong, a local community volunteer, a computer assisted program to help Hispanic youth who were illiterate in their native language to learn to read and write in Spanish. The CALFNES program (Computer Assisted Language For Non English Speakers), which they created, and is now in the pu
Urban Housing: Paris, London, New York, Fall 2004
This class presents an analysis of the development of housing models and their urban implications in Paris, London, and New York City from the seventeenth century to the present. The focus will be on three models: the French hotel, the London row house, and the New York City tenement and apartment building. Other topics covered will include twentieth-century housing reform movements and work by the London County Council, CIAM, and American public housing agencies.
Architecture Design Workshop: Researching User Demand for Innovative Offices, Fall 2002
The theme of this Workshop is the design of the changing workplace. The objective of this workshop is to make MIT graduate students fully aware of emerging technological and social trends that are revolutionizing the working environment. We will explore and develop a wide range of practical techniques for measuring the performance of the built environment and will carry out field work in a real context. The end result will be the development of rigorous measurement techniques that allow users to
Advanced Software Engineering, Fall 2002
A reading and discussion subject on advanced topics in the engineering of software systems. Focus on software development. Topics differ but are chosen from: software process and lifecycle; requirements development, specification and analysis; design principles; testing, formal analysis, and reviews; quality management and assessment; product and process metrics; COTS and reuse; evolution and maintenance; team organization and people management; software engineering aspects of programming langua
Aircraft Stability and Control, Fall 2004
Brief review of applied aerodynamics and modern approaches in aircraft stability and control. Static stability and trim. Stability derivatives and characteristic longitudinal and lateral-directional motions. Physical effects of wing, fuselage, and tail on aircraft motion. Flight vehicle stabilization by classical and modern control techniques. Time and frequency domain analysis of control system performance. Human pilot models and pilot-in-the-loop control with applications. V/STOL stability, dy
X-Rays As Art
Nick Veasey has looked inside everything from airplanes to oranges. Veasey is an x-ray photographer and recently published a collection of his work in the book "X-Ray: See Through The World Around You." We stopped by a shoot to see the artist in action. Video also explains how we get X Ray pictures. (4:28)
Early Childhood education
Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Professor Saskia Sassen delivers the keynote speech of the 'Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' conference held by the Anglo-German State of the State Fellowship Programme on 21st May 2011.
Using Debate to Develop Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills
Lesson Objective: Students engage in rigorous debate about privatizing social security. Questions to ConsiderHow does the debate structure ensure a rigorous experience? How does Ms. Laudin encourage students to understand both claims and counterclaims based on evidence? How could you incorporate debates to enhance rigor and engagement? Common Core Standards ELA.WHST.9-10.1a, ELA.WHST.9-10.1b (6 minutes)
Belize Crocodile--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Belize Crocodile in its natural environment. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 3 Minutes)
World's first chimeric monkeys are born
Jan. 5 - Researchers in Oregon have produced the world's first chimeric monkeys. Unlike naturally-conceived animals whose individual cells contain the same genetic structure, the monkeys are composed of a mixture of cells containing different genomes. Scientists have conducted research with chimeric mice for many years, but the primate model gives scientists new insight into the study of numerous diseases that affect humans. The paper was released on Thursday, January 5, in the online journal "C
EnVision Retreat, 2011
Students describe their experiences attending Richmond's social justice leadership retreat, offered by the Office of Common Ground.
Perry pulls out of People's Choice, Russell Brand gets new show
Jan 10 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Katy Perry pulls out of People's Choice, Russell Brand gets a U.S. TV show, and Lindsay Lohan may portray Elizabeth Taylor. Bob Mezan reports.
Veterans face job hunt
Jan 6 - Veterans, faced with the same tough jobs market as all job hunters, get some help from companies and government programs. Jill Bennett reports.
SBS318 Session 2 Spring 2012
SBS318 Session 2 Spring 2012 Frank Billes