Math and Science Partnership of the National Science Foundation
This webpage offers a synopsis of the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program. The MSP is a research and development effort for building capacity and integrating the work of higher education with that of K-12 to strengthen and reform science, mathematics, and engineering education. This program provides educational opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and K-12 educators. Contact information for program contacts is provided.
Exploring the War Underground
Life on the Western Front front was lived underground, either in trenches or dugouts, or even deeper beneath the surface in caves, souterraines – medieval underground quarries – or complex tunnel systems, designed to defend the frontlines from subterranean attack … Continue reading
Flow Rates of Faucets and Rivers
In the Flow Rate Experiment, students perform hands-on experiments with a common faucet, as well as work with the Engineering Our Water Living Lab to gain a better understanding of flow rate and how it pertains to engineering and applied science. Students calculate the flow rate of a faucet for three different levels (quarter blast, half blast, and full blast). Building on these calculations, students hypothesize about the flow rate in a nearby river, and then use the Engineering Our Water Livin
Swinging with Style
Students experientially learn about the characteristics of a simple physics phenomenon the pendulum by riding on playground swings. They use pendulum terms and a timer to experiment with swing variables. They extend their knowledge by following the steps of the engineering design process to design timekeeping devices powered by human swinging.
Composting: Nature's Disappearing Act
In this activity, students explore the idea of biodegradability by building and observing a model landfill. This serves as an introduction to the idea of composting. Students learn about the role of engineering in solid waste management.
To develop an understanding of modern industrial technologies that clean up and prevent air pollution, students build and observe a variety of simple models of engineering pollutant recovery methods: scrubber, electrostatic precipitator, cyclone and baghouse. In an associated literacy activity, students become more aware of global environmental problems and play a part in their solution by writing environmental action campaign letters.
Unlocking the Endocrine System
Students learn how the endocrine system works and compare it to the mail delivery system. Students discuss the importance of communication in human body systems and relate that to engineering and astronauts.
Internet Scout Project
At this website, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) educates children about the United States' largest source of water contamination - non-point source pollution. Students can learn how they can prevent non-point source pollution in their homes and when taking part in recreational activities. Users can find a variety of educational games and activities such as developing a rain gauge. The website offers basic information on stream morphology, water quality, surface runoff, and more. Users
Fostering Simulation-based Learning in Medical Education with Collaboration Script
Active participation of learners is considered a major benefit of simulation-based learning. However, in most courses only few persons can act simultaneously in the simulator while the remaining group observes the running scenario. We investigated how these observation phases can be instructionally designed for more active participation. Research in educational psychology suggests the use of collaboration scripts to structure these observation phases. A collaboration script is an instruction tha
Cancer Biology - Prof. Ching Lau (Part 1)
Prof. Ching Lau lectures on cancer biology: Cancer as a genetic disease; Mutations and repair; Environmental interactions and cancer. Part of the Computer Aided Discovery Methods course offered at Baylor College of Medicine
Balancing situativity and formality: the importance of relating a formal language to interactive gra
A situated cognition theory is presented in which situated learning is viewed from a Vygotskian perspective: the developmental situativity theory. It is assumed that learning is basically a non-symbolic inductive process that is greatly enhanced by formal systems which act as tools. Instruction should provide students with an environment containing elements to allow for situated activity as well as with appropriate formal tools. Tarski's World, which is an instructional Interactive Graphical Rep
Internet Scout Project
A civil engineering professor at the University of California at Berkeley is working on a novel way of maintaining a building's structural stability after an earthquake or terrorist bomb. The team of researchers working with the professor have designed and tested a system that uses cables for backup support in case main support beams failed. This site is the homepage of the professor leading this research. A number of projects on which he is currently working are described, as well as an ongoing
ML Tutor: An Application of Machine Learning Algorithms for an Adaptive Web-based Information System
One problem that commonly faces hypertext users, particularly in educational situations, is the difficulty of identifying pages of information most relevant to their current goals or interests. In this paper, we discuss the technical feasibility and the utility of applying machine learning algorithms to generate personalised adaptation on the basis of a userÕs browsing history in hypertext, without additional input from the user. In order to investigate the viability of this approach, we develo
Internet Scout Project
As part of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Michigan Technological University, this Web site offers a wealth of resources related to manufacturing processes. The bulk of the material is contained in the CYBERMAN primers, which describe machining methods and tools, cutting fluids, and much more. The software testbeds section has links to computer applications for specialized analyses. Although the site has a tremendous amount of material, some areas are poorly maintained or not yet finish
A Signal's Spectrum
This is a general overview of how to solve simple electrical engineering problems.
Nova Science Now: Auto Tune
How modern engineering can correct pitch, Auto Tune, is shown in this five minute video. The technique is explained and how science sets the pitch.
Risk Characterization -- Putting it All Together Fall 2007
Nuclear Engineering 175: Methods of Risk Analysis - Fall 07. Methodological approaches for the quantification of technological risk and risk based decision making. Probabilistic safety assessment, human health risks, environmental and ecological risk analysis.
Modularization Facilities in Java Fall 2007
Modularization Facilities in Java. From CS 61B: Data Structures - Fall 2007. Fundamental dynamic data structures, including linear lists, queues, trees, and other linked structures; arrays strings, and hash tables. Storage management. Elementary principles of software engineering. Abstract data types. Algorithms for sorting and searching. Introduction to the Java programming language.
Minutes FdEng NC & SD Course Team Meeting 18/11/09
School of Information and Communication Technologies FdEng NC & SD Course Team Meeting Date 18th November 2009 Time 3.00 pm Venue Room B10 Present John Flegg, Clive Gould, Barry Spencer,Minutes of Foundation Degree Network Computing and Foundation Degree Software Development Course Team Meeting held on 18th November 2010 February 2009
From Teaching to Learning: Part III. Lectures and Approaches to Active Learning
This is an article link from the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education applying active learning processes in veterinary classes focusing on asking questions and brainstorming in class. This page is for faculty, but is general and not specifically geared to analytical chemistry. The quality of content is excellent and uses examples of material used in a science lecture, Journal references are included.