5.95J Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering (MIT)
This participatory seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. This course is designed for graduate students interested in an academic career, and anyone else interested in teaching. Readings and discussions include: teaching equations for understanding, designing exam and homework questions, incorporating histories of science, creating absorbing lectures, teaching for transfer, the evils of PowerPoint, and planning a course. Th
High tractive power wall-climbing robot
There are a lot of tasks in building construction and maintenance which demand either the carriage of heavy technological equipment along vertical and sloping surfaces and/or provision for force technological operations on such surfaces For example, surface cleaning or grinding by automatic equipment, the mounting of expansion bolts and anchors by drilling or by driving in. Additionally surface inspection by heavy measuring devices and the painting of big construction areas are difficult and exp
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Da Representa??o ? Modelagem (From Representation Towards Modeling)
This work intends to structure a conceptual and technical referential to guide the development of the ?Post-Graduate Drawing Course - from traditional tracing to computer graphics? (DTGC-IFM,UFPel, RS, Brasil), related to the process of using the computer technology for problem-solving in graphics representation. The referential intends to evaluate the level of development, and also orientate the investments with qualification of the staff, hardware and software. This study refers only to the pr
Algorithm For The Automatic Design Of A Shading Device
Given that there is a need to shade a window from the summer sun and also a need to expose it to the winter sun, this article describes an algorithm to design automatically a geometric construct that satisfies both requirements. The construct obtained represents the minimum solution to the simultaneous requirements. The window may be described by an arbitrary convex polygon and it may be oriented in any direction and it may be placed at any chosen latitude. The algorithm consists of two sequenti
Chem 203, Lecture 13. Friday, October 21. Coupling Analysis in First-Order and Near-First-Order Syst
A lecture for the Chem 203: Organic Spectroscopy course.
Remembering Stuart and the Freedman Exclusion Principle
The opening lecture for the Stuart Freedman Memorial Symposium, "Measuring Nothing and Getting it Right," was given by Steve Chu, Nobel Laureate and the William R. Kenan Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. Chu was the 12th US Secretary of Energy, former Director of LBNL, and former Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Chu earned his PhD in Physics from Berkeley in 1976, and his PhD advisor was Eugene Commins, who was also Stuart Free
15.351 Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIT)
This course discusses the basics every manager needs to organize successful technology-driven innovation in both entrepreneurial and established firms. We start by examining innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage and then examine how to build organizations that excel at identifying, building and commercializing technological innovations. Major topics include how the innovation process works; creating an organizational environment that rewards innovation and entrepreneur
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom
Virtual Maths Data Handling Light Survey exercise - , Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom, worksheet and activity resources
2.993 Designing Paths to Peace (MIT)
Teaches creative design based on the scientific method through the design, engineering, and manufacture of a detailed inlaid tile. This is an introductory lecture/studio course designed to teach students the basic principles of design and expose them to the design process. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to the terminology and concepts that underlie all forms of visual art; which--in many ways--forms the basis for the design of all physical objects. Along with learning mechani
Entrepreneurial Spirit Takes Over the Mall
Students from the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship presented their innovative new ventures for the very first time at the inaugural McGuire on the Mall event. The trade show allowed students to creatively present their ideas and get feedback from people outside their classroom.
11.941 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part I (MIT)
11.941 and 11.942 make up a one-year seminar. The goal of this seminar is to explore the role of science and scientists in ecosystems and natural resources management focusing on joint fact finding as a new approach to environmental policy-making. Increasingly scientists and science organizations are confronting a conundrum: Why is science often ignored in important societal decisions even as the call for decisions based on sound science escalates? One reason is that decision-making is ofte
Professor George Williams - Did Australia get the right laws?
Australia's anti-terror laws were enacted in an atmosphere of fear and grief following terrorist attacks overseas. Do our anti-terror laws go too far in the powers they confer? Do they need to be changed? Video 3 in the series "Anti Terror Laws & Australia" Prior to September 11 2001, Australia had no national anti-terror laws. Since then the sheer number of laws passed, and their scope, has exceeded those of many other countries. In this series Professor George Williams asks did we need anti
History and Changing Roles of Networks and CoPs - Richard McDermott
Richard McDermott, PhD is one of the leading thinkers,authors and consultants on designing knowledge organizations and building communities of practice. He co-authored the seminal book on CoPs – Cultivating Communities of Practice – with Etienne Wenger and has published many articles.
U.S. Morning Call: Investors eye debt ceiling extension
Jan 22 - House Republicans aim to pass a nearly four-month extension of the U.S. debt limit.
Modelling for Virtual Reality in Architecture
CAAD systems are using object modelling methods for building databases to make information available. Object data must then be made useful for many different purposes in the design process. Even if the capacity of the computer will allow an almost unlimited amount of information to be transformed, the eye does not make the transformations in the same ?simple? mathematical way. Trained architects have to involve in an inventive process of finding ways to ?harmonize? this new medium with the human
RECONCILING COMPUTER AND HAND: THE CASE OF AUTHOR IDENTITY IN DESIGN PRESENTATIONS
As computers were newly emerging in the field of architectural design, it was claimed that the impact of computers would change the way architects design and present. However, within the course of computer use in design, although the field of architectural practice might have been altered extremely, in architectural education there still seems to be a bond to conventional mind-hand-paper relation. One of the reasons for that bond is the fact that although being r 1000 elated to many technologies
Virtual Maths, Brick Density - Water Displacement method
Presentation explaining how to calculate the density of a brick using water displacement method.