Soil-based Hazardous Waste Management
Engineering management of hazardous wastes present in the vadose zone, including extraction, containment, and biological, chemical, and physical destruction technologies. Aspects include engineering characterization, problem definition, treatment, and monitoring. Analysis and design emphasized through problems, examinations, and report writing.
Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
Engineering applications of approximation and interpolation, solution methods for ordinary differential equations, numerical solution of partial differential equations, nonparametric and parametric probability and regression estimation, and Monte Carlo and uncertainty analysis.
Western Rural Development
The Western Rural Development Center (Utah State University) and the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center (Oregon State University) co-sponsored a one and a half day poverty conference. Agenda topics included framing poverty in the west; poverty and tribal communities; networks and policy; natural resource dependent communities and poverty; and Latinos and poverty. Researchers presented papers and speakers and attendees alike participated in important discussions that will help develop community
Uncertainty in Engineering Analysis
This course on uncertainty in engineering analysis can also be referred to as probability and statistics for engineers. In particular, we will deal with the applications of probability and statistics to problems related to civil and environmental engineering.
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Economics is designed to build an understanding of economic institutions, history, and principles. In addition, it will focus on relationship between private and public sectors of the U.S. economy. Also, it will analyze major economic institutions, such as property rights, markets, business organizations, labor unions, money and banking, trade, and taxation.
This course provides a broad overview of international trade theory, policy, and international finance. Students who master this material will be better able to work in and make contributions to organizations (e.g., business firms) involved in international trade and finance issues.
The Homestead Act of 1862
This lesson recounts efforts to improve homesteading laws and make land ownership possible for more settlers. The distribution of government lands had been an issue since the Revolutionary War. Preemption -- settling the land first and paying for it later -- became national policy; however, supporting legislation was stymied until the secession of Southern states. See one of the first applications for land under this law. Teaching activities are included.
This lesson discusses population growth, both in the United States and in the world. Topics include factors that influence population growth, such as government policy, religion, education or economic levels, and energy use per capita.
Home Energy Capstone
This capstone activity uses the results of the Home Energy Audit and the Home Energy Analysis activities to investigate how changes in lifestyle affect the amount of energy used in the home.
The training manual can be used for the orientation of policy-makers, curriculum developers, media professionals, adult learners and the public at large. It is organized into ten sections that build on, one another to sharpen participants’ understanding of gender-biased thinking within, and all around, them.
Faculty Forum Online: Long-Term Unemployment—Coping with a White-Collar Crisis
In the Novembe 2014 Faculty Forum Online, MIT Sloan Professor Ofer Sharone will tackle the issue of long-term unemployment and discussed the Institute for Career Transitions, a new initiative that could help the long-term unemployed overcome employment-related obstacles. During the webcast, Sharone will shareed his research, explained factors behind long-term unemployment, and took like questions from the worldwide MIT community via interactive chat.
Behavior of steel members with trapezoidally corrugated webs and tubular flanges under static loadin
Engineers have long realized that corrugated webs enormously increase steel girdersâ stability against buckling and can result in very economical design. Recently, the new idea of combining the tubular flanges with corrugated webs brought new issues of research. The objective of the research presented in this thesis is to investigate the behavior of steel members with corrugated webs and tubular flanges subjected to shear, bending, and axial compression. Relative buckling modes are also disco
Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
20.453J Biomedical Information Technology (MIT)
This course teaches the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data. Examples are chosen from biology and medicine to illustrate complete life cycle information systems, beginning with data acquisition, following to data storage and finally to retrieval and analysis. Design of appropriate databases, client-server strategies, data interchange protocols, and computational modeling architectures. Students are expected to have some familiarity with scientific applicati
MIT McCormick Hall 50th Anniversary
Five-decades of pioneering women MIT alumnae gathered on the weekend of Oct 5-6 to rejoice and celebrate their special experiences as residents of McCormick Hall. This all-female dormitory was the first of its kind at MIT, and remains a highly popular choice for current undergraduates.
Reading Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress
This Reading Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress sets forth the design of a test of reading comprehension. The exam requires students to read passages of written English text -- either literary or informational -- and to answer questions about what they have read. In some cases, the questions deal with facts in the text or vocabulary. In other cases, a complete answer requires a clear analysis or coherent argument supported by sound evidence from the text. This is
Lecture 3 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205)
Lecture 3 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205)
Engage Super League: A Skills for Life Learning Resource.
An interactive learning resource booklet on the subject of Rugby League, designed to offer the family fun educational activities to improve basic maths and English.
2014 UMass Amherst Graduate School Commencement
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