Entrepreneurship (undergraduate level)
As you read this, the managers of a new high-tech company, Optasite Inc., are striving to achieve the entrepreneurial dream. On a special website (www.amherst.umassonline.net) you will follow that company, and see their progress week by week. But you will do more than just watch. You will be actively engaged with the company, analyzing its problems, and making input. You will be participating in the world's first in-depth, real-time case study. Specific content will include the business plan, co
Finance For New Ventures
The objectives of this course are to help students:Comprehend the process in which new business ventures are created; understand the financial aspects of the dynamics of the decision making process and day-to-day operations of a venture; become familiar with the various debt and equity sources of financing available to new and growing businesses; understand cash flow and pro forma logic and be able to apply the mechanics to income statement and balance sheet analysis and construction; apply econ
Basics of Algebra and Analysis for Computer Science
Basics of Algebra and Analysis for Computer Science
OSU Trivia Game Question 7
This is one part of the Oregon State University Trivia Game. To play along you just have to click the answer you think is correct. You have two minutes and thirty seconds to answer each question. Click here to start the game over http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-2X_DDS9AI
Paint it Black: Avoiding the Financial Beast of Burden in 2009 and Beyond
“Paint it Black” is all about red -- the mountain of debt challenging the viability of all the nation’s institutions. James Poterba takes a scholarly approach to moderating this detailed discussion of the unfolding economic collapse, its ramifications on business and the possible impact of governmental remedies.
Introduction to Climate Dynamics and Climate Modeling (CA Textbook)
A comprehensive analysis of all the components of the climate system (atmosphere, ocean, ice sheets, etc) and of all the interactions between them is out of the scope of any course or book. We have thus chosen here to provide only a brief overview of the processes that rule the behaviour of those different ...
Dissolved Oxygen and Biochemical Oxygen Demand
This EPA website provides general information about dissolved oxygen, including what it is, sampling and equipment considerations, and sampling and analysis protocols. The site also features a chart of dissolved oxygen solubility as a function of temperature.
Promoting Positive Development Among Youth
The focus this semester will be a discussion and analysis of national, and in particular, international perspectives on promoting positive development through youth participation in, and leadership of, civil society. The course will present the work of scholars and practitioners who have pursued (a) the building of civil society through the strategy of youth civic engagment and the fostering of healthy individual development; and (b) the promotion of positive development through engaging youth i
Tracing Human Evolution to Its Roots
This graphic from Biology by Kenneth R. Miller and Joseph Levine suggests how some recent hominid fossil finds might fit into the overall picture of hominid evolution. As more fossils are found and further analysis advances our understanding of human evolution, this picture will almost certainly be ...
Write Now! Career Writing Prompts: Co-Chief Executive Officer
This Career Clip features Ross Born, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Just Born Candy in Bethlehem, PA. Ross indicates he loves his job and wouldn't trade it for anything else. You have to do what you enjoy and the most important thing is to figure out how to convert what you enjoy into a career. You also need to ask lots of questions and investigate things on your own.
Weather and Atmosphere
In this unit, students learn the basics about weather and the atmosphere. They investigate materials engineering as it applies to weather and the choices available to us for clothing to counteract the effects of weather. Students have the opportunity to design and analyze combinations of materials for use in specific weather conditions. In the next lesson, students also are introduced to air masses and weather forecasting instrumentation and how engineers work to improve these instruments for at
In this activity from the Discover Our Earth project, students explore the theory of plate tectonics and related phenomena using the interactive mapping and data analysis environment of The Quick Earth Study Tool, QUEST. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's ...
Geospatial System Analysis and Design
The course provides the geospatial information system professional an overview of systems analysis and design with emphasis the concepts behind the design process including: business use case modeling, business object modeling, requirements definition, analysis and preliminary design, and, finally, detailed design and deployment. The concepts of the geospatial software and database development process are introduced and the limitations of current modeling techniques are addressed within the spat
Problem Solving with GIS
The lessons in Geography 483 cover vector and raster analysis, attribute and spatial queries, joins and links, buffers, address geocoding, cartographic design, thematic mapping, surface interpolation, and much more. We give the people who feel they have the experience and skills covered in Geography 483 the option of testing out of the course by completing the final exam. This site outlines the requirements of that final exam. People who successfully complete the final exam (with a score of 70%
Penn State's Center for Environmental Kinetics Analysis (CEKA) visualizations.
Tracing Genetic Ancestry Using DNA Microarrays
In this lesson students will read and discuss an article about genetic ancestry and genetic ancestry testing. 2. Apply knowledge of DNA and heredity to understand DNA microarrays, and concepts of genetic mutation and ancestry tracking. 3. Mimic the function of a DNA microarray used for genetic ancestry analysis by completing a paper-and-pencil activity. 4. Discuss the ethics of genetic testing in medical research.
Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services, Winter 2009
Course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to: * Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluation * Identify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information services * Examine the role of evaluat
Information Economics, Winter 2007
This course is a half-semester module, Information Economics. In the second half-semester I teach a companion module, Incentive-Centered Design: Contracting and Signaling. My goal is to give you a strong grounding in the economics of information goods and services. We will analyze strategic issues faced by for-profit and not-for-port organizations: pricing, bundling, versioning, network externalities and rights management. My teaching objectives are: To provide you with a framework for understan
Trade Rule Game
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Bertil Ohlin, awarded the Prize in Economics in 1977, showed that countries engage in and benefit from trade if their production resources differ from each other. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred ...
"Laboratory in Visual Cognition, Fall 2009"
" 9.63 teaches principles of experimental methods in human perception and cognition, including design and statistical analysis. The course combines lectures and hands-on experimental exercises and requires an independent experimental project. Some experience in programming is desirable. To foster improved writing and presentation skills in conducting and critiquing research in cognitive science, students are required to provide reports and give oral presentations of three team experiments. A fou