ENGAGE at CCA: 826 Valencia Book Project
ENGAGE at CCA acts as a hub to connect CCA students and faculty with a world outside the classroom by using creative practices to solve pressing social needs. In this course, CCA Writing and Literature chair Aimee Phan and students collaborated with 826 Valencia to mentor high school students in essay writing, in preparation for a book release.
Water Transparency Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to determine the transparency of water. Students measure water transparency at their undisturbed study site using a transparency tube or Secchi disk.
Surface Temperature Protocol
The purpose of this activity is to measure surface temperature with a handheld Infrared Thermometer (IRT). The instrument is pointed at the ground to take surface temperature readings. Intended outcomes are that students will learn to use an infrared thermometer, and understand how different surfaces radiate energy. Supporting background materials for both student and teacher are included.
Water Temperature Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to measure the temperature of a water sample. Students use an alcohol-filled thermometer or meter to measure the temperature of water. The meter requires calibration before use; the accuracy of the thermometer needs to be checked before use.
Water Vapor Protocol
The purpose of this activity is to measure the total precipitable water vapor (column water vapor) in the atmosphere above an observer's site. Students point a GLOBE/GIFTS water vapor instrument at the sun and record the voltage readings from a digital voltmeter. They observe sky conditions near the Sun and perform the Cloud Protocols. Intended outcomes are that students understand the concept that the atmosphere prevents some of the sun's light from reaching Earth's surface, how water vapor mea
The purpose of the resource is to meaure the alkalinity of a water sample. Students will use an alkalinity kit to measure the alkalinity in the water at their hydrology site. The exact procedure depends on the instructions in the alkalinity kit used.
The purpose of this activity is to measure the aerosol optical thickness of the atmosphere (how much of the sun's light is scattered or absorbed by particles suspended in the air). Students point a GLOBE sun photometer at the sun and record the largest voltage reading they obtain on a digital voltmeter connected to the photometer. Students observe sky conditions near the sun, perform the Cloud, Optional Barometric Pressure (optional) and Relative Humidity Protocols, and measure current air tempe
Exploring project-based organising in the Civil Service
Executive Doctorate (DBA) student Andrew Schuster discusses project-based organising with David Medcalf. Profile: http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/som_applications/somapps/oepcontent.aspx?pageid=2807&apptype=docbiog&course=dba&id=151
Georgia Tech Student's Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort Project
Armed with a camera and a passion to help, Georgia Tech grad student James K. Holder II raised $10,000 in donations through his "Your Face HERE: Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort" project. Knowing changes everything . . . be inspired to make a difference. Video by Rob Felt Copyright 2010 Georgia Institute of Technology
Optional Soil Moisture Sensor Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to measure the water content of soil based on the electrical resistance of soil moisture sensors. Students install soil moisture sensors in holes that are 10 cm, 30 cm, 60 cm, and 90 cm deep. They take daily readings of soil moisture data by connecting a meter to the sensors and using a calibration curve to determine the soil water content at each depth.
Automated Soil and Air Temperature Monitoring Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to continuously measure soil and air temperature at one site. Students install four temperature probes; three are placed in the soil at three different depths and one is placed in an instrument shelter. Students use a data logger to record readings from the probes every 15 minutes. Students transfer the data to their school computers for analysis and submission to the GLOBE database.
Boiler Bytes: Departing students help community during Project Move Out
This program provides students with an opportunity to donate items they no longer want as they move out of residence halls, apartments, or houses. All donated items will go directly to help those in need in the Greater Lafayette community.
Bulk Density Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to measure the bulk density of each horizon in a soil profile. In the field, students collect three soil samples from each horizon in a soil profile using a container with a measured volume. In the classroom, students weigh the samples, dry them, and weigh them again to determine their dry mass and water content. Students then sieve the dry soil samples and measure the mass and volume of any rocks and material with dimensions greater than 2 mm. Students use the Bu
RainWise Weather Station Protocol
This resource provides instructions on how to log atmosphere data using a Rainwise weather station. A weather station is setup to measure and record atmospheric measurements at 15-minute intervals and can be transferred to the GLOBE program via email. Students can view data for their school that are continuous and show variations within a day. The data collected includes wind speed and direction and pressure thereby supporting a more complete study of meteorology using GLOBE. Students pursue a m
Project Artemis Video: Aziza Mohmand
Woman entrepreneur Aziza Mohmand, a graduate of Project Artemis at Thunderbird School of Global Management, describes the challenges of doing business in war-torn Afghanistan. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/thunderbirdforgood/
Project Artemis Video: Farida Alimy
Woman entrepreneur Farida Alimy, a graduate of Project Artemis at Thunderbird School of Global Management, describes the challenges of doing business in war-torn Afghanistan. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/thunderbirdforgood/
Thunderbird Project Artemis
Overview of Project Artemis from Thunderbird School of Global Management
Promises Made, Betrayed and Renewed: The Cultural Project of the Mexican Revolution, 1917-1940
While the violence of the Mexican Revolution had subsided by 1917, the country still faced a number of daunting tasks in an ambience fraught with political, economic and intellectual crosscurrents. In this context, the new Mexican state launched an ambitious but highly contested cultural project that attempted to give artistic meaning to the Revolution. This talk will trace the development of the post-revolutionary order and its relationship to the state's cultural project, which encompassed a w
COFA Talks Online: What Is The Learning to Teach Online Project?
http://www.online.cofa.unsw.edu.au The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations. Project leader Simon McIntyre discusses the aims, structure and purpose of Learning to Teach Online, and describes how academics all over the world can b
Dissolved Oxygen Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to measure the amount of oxygen dissolved in water. Students use a dissolved oxygen kit or meter to measure the dissolved oxygen in the water at their hydrology site. The exact procedure depends on the instructions in the dissolved oxygen kit or meter used. The meter requires calibration before use.