Panel 3: Transportation Policy and Implementation Challenges to HSR Development
California has not undertaken an infrastructure project on the scale of HSR in more than a generation. Any project of this size necessarily faces uncertainty over financial feasibility. In the case of HSR, there has been great uncertainty surrounding the financing for construction costs, as well as the costs of operating the HSR system once construction is complete. The promise made by HSR supporters has been that private monies will finance a significant portion of the project's construction an
Ramp Up Your Writing!
Use these great online resources to ramp up your writing. These tools will help you organize your thoughts and become a better writer. Use this Time-line Creator to help organize dates for your writing. Try out this Letter Writer to create the perfect letter. Don't let comparing and contrasting get you down, use this Compare and Contrasting Tool! Figure out the plot of the story with this Plot Diagram!
Dying for a Tan - A Warning Video for Students
This Australian video is 14 minutes that warns young people about the dangers of skin cancer and Melanoma. It shows the scares left after a surgery to a young man. This video should be SHOWN TO ALL students who mistake a tan for a healthy look.
Diodes 1 Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits
Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits - Spring 2006. Fundamental circuit concepts and analysis techniques in the context of digital electronic circuits. Transient analysis of CMOS logic gates; basic integrated-circuit technology and layout.
Crocodile Skeleton - Hind Limb
The crocodile's hind limbs are strong and sturdy and are used to pull itself across the ground when its out of the water. The ball and socket joint allows the limb to move in different directions.
In this lesson, students are introduced to communications engineers as people who enable long-range communication. In the lesson demonstration, students discuss the tendency of sound to diminish with distance and model this phenomenon using a slinky. Finally, Alexander Graham Bell is introduced as the inventor of the telephone and a pioneer in communications engineering.
Sticks and Stones Will Break That Bone!
Students learn about the strength of bones and methods of helping to mend fractured bones. During a class demonstration, a chicken bone is broken by applying a load until it reaches a point of failure (fracture). Then, working as biomedical engineers, students teams design their own splint or cast to help repair a fractured bone, learning about the strength of materials used.
How Tall Are We?
Kindergartners measure each other's height using large building blocks, then visit a 2nd and a 4th grade class to measure those students. They can also measure adults in the school community. Results are displayed in age-appropriate bar graphs (paper cut-outs of miniature building blocks glued on paper to form a bar graph) comparing the different age groups. The activities that comprise this lesson help students develop the concepts and vocabulary to describe, in a non-ambiguous way, how height
Cognitive Disability and Cognitive Enhancement
Prof Jeff McMahan,Rutgers University explores why it is important for our understanding of problems in bioethics to determine the moral status of human beings whose cognitive capacities and potential are no higher than those of higher nonhuman animals.
Neuroscience in the Courtroom
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Leverhulme Visiting Professor. Please note there is some interference on this recording.
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/05/human-powered-helicopter.html
New Minnesota research suggests Corporate Social Responsibility can backfire
Doing good isn't always good for business, according to new research from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and assistant professor of marketing Carlos Torelli. The discovery, to be published in the Journal of Consumer Research, found corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts have the potential to backfire for luxury brands associated with a self-enhancement concept.
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7.1 Consider the purpose A project that meets an important need for your organisation will contribute towards meeting wider organisational targets. Consider the purpose – what will the project contribute that will further the goals of the organisation? It is often useful to discuss this with the project sponsor and to align the project objectives with the strategic objectives of the organisation. If the ‘fit’ of the project with the organisational direction is considered at an early stage, it might be poss
A project that meets an important need for your organisation will contribute towards meeting wider organisational targets. Consider the purpose – what will the project contribute that will further the goals of the organisation? It is often useful to discuss this with the project sponsor and to align the project objectives with the strategic objectives of the organisation. If the ‘fit’ of the project with the organisational direction is considered at an early stage, it might be poss