Texas Tech Researchers Evaluate New Oil Cleanup Fabric
Scientists at Texas Tech's Institute of Environmental and Human Health are evaluating a new cloths effectiveness at cleaning up oil contamination along the Gulf coast.
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The 2010 Hunt-Winston School Solar Car Challenge visits Texas Tech
Today the The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering hosted The Hunt-Winston School Solar Car Challenge. In 1976 Texas Tech had the largest single solar power project in the world, designed to reduce energy costs by converting solar power to electricity. With a recent $7.5 million gift from the J.F Maddox Foundation to create the Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair in Solar Energy, Texas Tech is on its way to becoming the nation's leader in solar energy solutions. The challenge is a
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Texas Tech VORTEX2 Team Traces the Genesis of Tornadoes
Texas Tech researcher Chris Weiss talks about the university's involvement with the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2 (VORTEX2) project, an $11.9 million project funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to better understand the mystery of tornado genesis.
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Texas Tech Hosts ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
Bernard A. Harris, Jr., former astronaut, former Texas Tech University regent and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center alumnus, visited campus to kick off the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, one of 30 free camps across the country targeting underserved middle school students. The camps provide them with an experience that could lead them to pursue a career in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math.
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Texas Tech Receives $8 Million for Wind Research
Texas Tech and the National Institute for Renewable Energy (NIRE), a non-profit, public/private collaboration, will receive $8.4 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) allowing them to help resolve key scientific and technology issues facing the wind power industry. The announcement came July 26 from Gov. Rick Perry, the Texas Tech University System, the Innovate Texas Foundation and The Wind Alliance.
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Texas Tech Names New Autism Research Director
David M. Richman will fill the endowed $1.5 million Jere Lynn Burkhart Chair in Special Education in the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research effective Aug. 1. Richman most recently was an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois. Richman's teaching and research focuses on assessment and treatment of behavior disorders such as aggression, property destruction and self-injurious behavior.
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Doug Dixon: Flash Forward - The Rise of Small Tech Gadgets - April 15, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Doug Dixon (Manifest Technologies) presents the latest toys from the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show. Flash memory and solid state drives abound in thumb drives, video cameras, etc. Is the hard drive, as we know it, soon to be a thing of the past? For more information see http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2009/04/flash_forward_the_rise_of_small_tech_gadgets.html.
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Doug Dixon: Flash Forward - The Rise of Small Tech Gadgets - April 15, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Doug Dixon (Manifest Technologies) presents the latest toys from the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show. Flash memory and solid state drives abound in thumb drives, video cameras, etc. Is the hard drive, as we know it, soon to be a thing of the past? For more information see http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2009/04/flash_forward_the_rise_of_small_tech_gadgets.html.
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Concepts in Economic Evaluation
Describes how economic theory is linked to economic evaluation techniques like cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis and to introduce students to many concepts that are specific to economic evaluation. Introduces students to the many varieties of economic evaluation to establish a common terminology. Discusses cost-benefit with a demonstration of how this type of evaluation is most clearly linked to economic theory. Explores other theories and concepts, including cost measurement, benefit
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Going Green in the Developing World : Clean Tech, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
Innovations in clean technology have implications that extend far beyond our borders and stretch to the most remote corners of the developing world.
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Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
Fundamentals of Program Evaluation familiarizes students in different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes, impact assessment, and cost analysis. Students gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework, development of indicators, analysis of computerized service statistics, and development of an evaluation plan to measure impact. This course cover
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Texas Tech Researchers Find No Evidence of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in "Good Morning America" Samples
After receiving a shipment of Louisiana seafood samples collected by a reporter with "Good Morning America," researchers at Texas Tech University found no evidence of petroleum hydrocarbons. Though these samples were clean, the sample size was small and more research is necessary before the full picture can be seen, said Ron Kendall, director of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH).
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Georgia Tech MRSEC Summer 2010 STEP-UP Program
Elizabeth Walker, a teacher from North Cobb High School, talks about her experience with the Georgia Tech Materials Research Science and Engineering Center's STEP-UP Program. STEP-UP stands for Summer Teacher Experience Program, Utilizing Physics. For more information visit http://www.mrsec.gatech.edu/ and http://www.ece.gatech.edu/academics/outreach/step-up/ Video by Rob Felt Copyright 2010 Georgia Institute of Technology
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Georgia Tech MRSEC Summer 2010 STEP-UP Program
Karen Porter-Davis, a teacher from Chamblee High School, talks about her experience with the Georgia Tech Materials Research Science and Engineering Center's STEP-UP Program. STEP-UP stands for Summer Teacher Experience Program, Utilizing Physics. For more information visit http://www.mrsec.gatech.edu/ and http://www.ece.gatech.edu/academics/outreach/step-up/ Video by Rob Felt Copyright 2010 Georgia Institute of Technology
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Georgia Tech MRSEC Summer 2010 STEP-UP Program
Rama Balachandran, a teacher from Riverwood International Charter High School, talks about her experience with the Georgia Tech Materials Research Science and Engineering Center's STEP-UP Program. STEP-UP stands for Summer Teacher Experience Program, Utilizing Physics. For more information visit http://www.mrsec.gatech.edu/ and http://www.ece.gatech.edu/academics/o... Video by Rob Felt Copyright 2010 Georgia Institute of Technology
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The Next Wave of Industry: Global Clean Tech - Erik Straser (MDV)
Mohr Davidow Ventures partner Erik Straser offers insight on the unfolding sector of new energy technologies, and discusses how it will be affected by an economy in credit crisis. He unveils the market's high level of industrial innovation, and offers students of entrepreneurship sound advice on finding the next crest in grand socioeconomic opportunity.
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Clean Tech Challenges and Solutions - Steve Westly (The Westly Group)
Steve Westly, Founder of clean tech investment firm The Westly Group and former Controller for the state of California, paints a landscape of the present and future opportunities in emerging alternative energy.
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The Ebb and Flow of Clean Tech and Entrepreneurs - Carlos Perea (Miox)
Twenty percent of the world's population do not have access to clean drinking water, says Miox CEO Carlos Perea. What's an entrepreneur to do? Ideally, find a way to clean and reuse the global water supply that's, "twice as good at half the cost" of conventional chlorine decontamination. In this lecture, Perea demonstrates his company's abilities and explains the benefits and challenges of being an entrepreneur in clean technology.
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4. Can Hi-Tech Hitchhiking Work? (April 22, 2009)
science, technology, engineering, mathematics, statistics, economics, design, technical, computer, hi-tech, entrepreneur, social network, car, consumer, traveler, public transportation, innovation, driving, environment, commute, traffic, rideshare, carpoo
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2. Evaluation of Proposed Energy Solutions to Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Energy Security (Oc
science, energy, climate change, global warming, fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, pollution, renewable resources, carbon dioxide emissions, nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, corn ethanol, environmental economics, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IP
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