Graduate Skills is one of the series of Futures workbooks, which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to the concept of graduate job skills and enterprise, looking at which career path you decides to follow. It’s not j
TRMM Rainmap for September 1998: South and Central America
Monthly average rainfall over South and Central America for September 1998 as measured by TRMM. High rainfall rates are in red.
In this activity, students act as environmental engineers involved with the clean up of a toxic spill. Using bioremediation as the process, students select which bacteria they will use to eat up the pollutant spilled. Students learn how engineers use bioremediation to make organism degrade harmful chemicals. Engineers must make sure bacteria have everything they need to live and degrade contaminants for bioremediation to happen. Students learn about the needs of living things by setting up an ex
Induction of Nitrate Reductase in Plant Shoots
A laboratory exercise that uses colormetric assay and corn seedling shoots to study the induction of enzyme activity by a substrate.
Part 1, "[REDACTED]" Censoring Game Politics
Part 1,""[REDACTED]" Censoring Game Politics! Politics is not a topic normally discussed in relation to game rating systems, but censorship of political content--mostly in the form of political symbols--is quite common. Nazi imagery, for example, has a long history of being censored, both in Germany and elsewhere. Exactly why is such political content censored? Whom is it intended to protect? Who is censoring it? What obligation do commercial game makers have to comply with prevailing polit
Pendennis Castle N900020 PENDENNIS CASTLE, Cornwall. c.1894. Reconstruction drawing of Half Moon Battery. Men working in the cartridge store by Ivan LAPPER.
PENDENNIS CASTLE, Cornwall. c.1894. Reconstruction drawing of Half Moon Battery. Men working in the cartridge store by Ivan LAPPER.
Light and Lenses: Using Lenses to Form Images
This is the 2nd lesson the series, "Light and Lenses." This lesson shows how to draw ray diagrams showing how light is refracted through convex lenses and demonstrates how to use the diagrams to determine size, position and nature of an image formed by a convex lens. (15:17)
Beginner S5 #22 - Style Yourself Spanish
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Before you walk out the door, you look in the mirror and assess your ability to put yourself together. You look a little more frazzled than usual. Maybe you need a Spanish stylist to help you with your hair. You’re not sure that you’re up to date on the latest Latin [...]
Beginner Lesson S5 #3 - Can You Find a New Love by Expressing What You Like in Spanish?
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Your Latin American friends have been telling you that you have to visit the grocery store on Monday nights. You ask them in Spanish, “Why is Monday night at the grocery store so special?” They respond in Spanish, “Trust us…it’s singles night! You’ll meet tons of people, all of them single [...]
Op het einde van deze les kun je inhoudsvragen over het historische, technische en affectieve aspect van Britse postcodes beantwoorden.
Paleoecology: Documenting Long-term Environmental Variability
The objectives of this lab are to 1) provide students with an overview of paleoecological techniques, 2) illustrate how these techniques are used to document local changes in peat-accumulating wetlands over long time-scales (centuries to millennia), and 3) illustrate how long-term perspectives on environmental variability aid in the interpretation of recent environmental changes. Students actively create and interpret a hypothetical plant macrofossil and charcoal record spanning the last few tho
Slide Right on By Using an Inclined Plane
Students explore building a pyramid, learning about the simple machine called an inclined plane. They also learn about another simple machine, the screw, and how it is used as a lifting or fastening device. During a hands-on activity, students see how the angle of inclination and pull force can make it easier (or harder) to pull an object up an inclined plane.
Wireless Sensor Networks for Ecology
Field biologists and ecologists are starting to open new avenues of inquiry at greater spatial and temporal resolution, allowing them to "observe the unobservable" through the use of wireless sensor networks. Sensor networks facilitate the collection of diverse types of data (from temperature to imagery and sound) at frequent intervals -- even multiple times per second -- over large areas, allowing ecologists and field biologists to engage in intensive and expansive sampling and to unobtrusively
Sleeping Beauty Invades Rat's Genome
Knockouts are not just for Mice anymore. Aron Geurts and Howard Jacob from the Medical College of Wisconsin talk about their plans for creating transgenic rats using the Sleeping beauty transposon. Coming out of work pioneered by Colin Bishop's lab, Geurts and Jacob describe how the Sleeping Beauty system can be used to make transgenic rats and their plans to make the phenotype data from these rats available via the MCW PGA website (http://pga.mcw.edu) and the strains themselves accessible via a
Protein interaction networks - Prof. Yin Liu
Inference of gene modules and protein interaction networks using using synthetic lethality method (e.g., Pan X et al, Cell 124 1069-1081, 2006) the yeast-two-hybrid method and homology with model organisms. Part of the Computer-Aided Discovery Methods course taught at Baylor College of Medicine.
Shrinking the economy
In this podcast Dr Robert Hoffmann talks about how important psychology is to business and asks if we have talked ourselves into recession. Dr Hoffmann is a member of the International Centre for Behavioural Business Research (ICBBR) within the Nottingham University Business School(NUBS). The centre has also recently opened a new extension at The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. The centre's research brings together a range of experts who share an interest in studying decision-making in
Using composite materials to replace bone
In this podcast, Professor Chris Rudd, Dean of the faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, describes his work with composite materials in the car industry and how it can be applied to the field of medicine. Traditionally, patients who have lost bone in an accident or have had bone removed due to cancer have had to endure two very long and very painful operations. One operation to attach steel plates to the bone, and a second operation once the bone has healed, to remove them. F
Butterfly camouflaging with brush in the forest.
Butterflies are true flight insects and have two pairs of large wings that are covered with tiny scales. Butterflies are generally brightly colored and are important pollinators for many plants. They have specialized mouth parts for sucking nectar from plants.
A presentation of Monopoly, its characteristics and influences.
Hot Problem Solving
Student teams follow the steps of the engineering design process to meet the challenge of getting their entire class from one location on the playground to the sidewalk without touching the ground between. The class develops a well thought-out plan while following the steps of the engineering design process. Then, they test their solution by going outside and trying it out. Through the post-activity assessment, they compare their problem-solving experience to real life engineering challenges, su