This course is about developing analytical and conceptual skills required to test the feasibility of a business concept. In broad terms, the focus of a feasibility study involves undertaking activities that may help determine whether one should go forward with an opportunity. The process of feasibility analysis involves identifying, evaluating and determining whether to exploit an opportunity. (It should be noted that a business plan would be developed after a feasibility analysis has determined
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EEE 370 is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. In a sense, this is the cornerstone course, which is complemented at the end of your program with the capstone business plan course. During this semester, we will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, a
you a short description of the appearance of the field on coming to look over it on Wednesday I will let you judge for yourself of this mighty battle then I will tell you that it covered an area of forty two square miles and that the field everywhere bore traces of the conflict yes this battle for numbers and stubborn fighting will rank with any of the Old-World it has been a conflict that will be fresh in the memories of the American people when that of Austerlitz Marengo and Solferno shall b
Forensics in the classroom
This site uses crime scene scenarios to introduce concepts of biology, chemistry, and physics in a way designed to excite interest in the applications of forensic investigations. Students conduct a variety of experiments including paper chromatography analysis, hair analysis, pH testing, fingerprinting, and handwriting analysis to experience forensic science technology. The site is a collaboration between the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and Court TV designed for middle and high school
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
In this online activity, students analyze predictions made by sportswriters about which basketball teams will win to determine which teams are playing each other. The Getting Started link describes how to set up a table to organize the given information. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. The solution illustrates and explains three different ways to successfully organize information, includ
Alternative discussion formats: museum exhibit design
Designing museum exhibits encourages students to think creatively and to use a wide range of thinking skills.
Empirical Research Methods in Software Engineering
This course will explore the role of empiricism in software engineering research, and will prepare students for advanced research in SE by examining how to plan, conduct and report on empirical investigations. The course will cover all of the principal methods applicable to SE: controlled experiment, case studies, surveys, archival analysis, action research and ethnographies, and will relate these methods to relevant metatheories in the philosophy and sociology of science. The course will critic
Indianapolis in Maps: Now and Then
This kit contains all the documents needed to replicate the activity, "Indianapolis in Maps: Now and Then" which is a 1-2 hr. program that introduces learners to the benefits of maps as tools for discovering a city’s (and its people’s) history. Using map navigation skills, participants will be provided with a list of well-known present day landmarks in Indianapolis. They will locate these sites on a current map of downtown Indianapolis and using the information found here (addresses, street
Healthy People 2010 disease prevalence in the Marshfield Clinic Personalized Medicine Research Proje
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Healthy People 2010 disease conditions in a large population-based cohort in central Wisconsin (WI, USA) and to consider how these conditions can be prioritized for research based on the use of healthcare services, the prevalence of various disease states and the resulting study power. Methods: Healthy People 2010 diagnoses were estimated for participants in the Personalized Medicine Research Project (PMRP), a large popula
Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness to respond to prevention service providers, planners, and others who request science-based interventions that work to prevent HIV transmission. All interventions selected for this Compendium came from behavioral or social studies that had both intervention and control/comparison groups and positive results for behavioral or health outcomes. We required des
It's an ad!
How do marketers target kids -- and how can we teach kids to know the difference between advertising and fact? These websites provide strategies to build critical thinking skills for media literate kids.
History of the N.A.A.C.P., part 2 of 2
This video features information regarding 'one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States' (Wikipedia, 2009); the N.A.A.C.P.
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Modeling of rollover protective structure and falling object protective structure tests on a composi
Machines have become indispensable as part of our day today lives. They have made a stand in various fields like agriculture, construction, mining, materials handling, excavating and general use in industries. Skid Steer loader is one such machine which has the ability to fit into all of these categories. Skid steer loaders are known the world over for versatility and maneuverability. These are agile machines which have become a part of most industries. Their ability of having various attachment
The Ideas that are Changing Politics
There has been an extraordinary surge in the study of behaviour from evolutionary biologists, neurologists and game theorists, but this has been largely divorced from the political debate. David Willetts will draw on the latest research from these disciplines to explain what Government can and cannot do to influence our behaviour. David Willetts is shadow secretary of state for innovation, universities and skills and has been the MP for Havant since 1992. He was shadow secretary of state for wor
Bioengineering applications of lithium batteries
Paper presented to the 2nd Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 28, 2006.,Research completed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering
KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 2
The levels test basic skills - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (without a calculator!) - along with using brackets and questions where a missing number needs to be found. One level tests tables, and finally there are some questions where a calculator may be used, against the clock. Each question uses an on-screen keypad for entering the answers. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numerous awards given for achievement at each level.
Resolved: A Chronicle of Technical Services (2006)
The news reports of Technical Services,Published irregularly.
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Cynthia Dai
Cynthia Dai, Dainamic Consulting, Inc. A seasoned entrepreneur, Cynthia Dai has co-founded several high technology start-ups and served on the executive team of both early-stage and public ventures. This hands-on experience combined with strong operational skills in marketing, engineering and finance has enabled Ms. Dai to build or reposition companies for rapid growth. Ms. Dai's strengths as an Interim Executive lie in attracting results-oriented senior management teams, developing strong busi
Analysis of GFRP composite tubes for vertical pump application
Composite anisotropic materials are rapidly gaining popularity in various applications. A global trend is towards an increases utilization of these advanced materials in a variety of structural applications. The pump and pipeline industry, and aerospace industry are the areas where use of fiber reinforced plastics have potential advantages over conventional materials. This thesis presents the results of an investigation to predict the behavior of filament wound glass fiber reinforced composite p