Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world.The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field. Study Goals: Reach understanding of electronic properties of meso-size conductors, appreciate/recognize the role of classical and quantum processes, being able to explain electronic transport phenomena using simple physical concepts.Author(s):
The Second Look Series A Typical UMass Day ... in the Rain Forest! MacRetina Emissaries of Peace World Wise Schools INN Placement Website Football game between Pomona College class of 1901 and class of 1904 User Centered System Design: New Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction Emerging Opportunities in a Post IT Marketplace - Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group) From Start-up to Market Dominance in the Field of Surgical Robotics - Lonnie Smith (Intuitive Surgic Virtual Worlds Almanac
Alex Mojcher, a pre-med student who is majoring in biology, says taking the "Tropical Field Biology" class over Spring Break is the best thing he's done at UMass Amherst. Everything from conducting his own tree frog research at the Tirimbina Rain Forest Center in Costa Rica to sharing night walks to learn about a dozen bat species was "just magnificent," he says. The difference between reading about tropical biology and species diversity in a textbook and being able observe exotic creatures coul
MacRetina simulates data from retinal ganglion cells in the eye to the brain. By sampling neural activity while stimulating the retina with small spots of light, students can see the dynamic excitatory and inhibitory responses of these neurons in the simulation, and map the organization of the retinal region that drives the cell's receptive field. MacRetina is modeled accurately on published data and is a realistic simulation of a lab experiment that would otherwise be beyond the reach of the
Adept negotiators in pursuit of peace, the Cherokee tribe endures through centuries of change. Colonial Williamsburg director and producer Linda Randulfe talks about the November 8 Electronic Field Trip, "Emissaries of Peace."
program aims to engage learners in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others in order to broaden perspectives, promote cultural awareness and encourage service. Students can email currently serving Peace Corps volunteers and build cross-cultural awareness by reading Culture Matters, the workbook used by Peace Corps Volunteers in the field.
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year
A football game between the freshman and senior classes. Players crouch in their positions in the distance on a dirt field beside Renwick Gymnasium. A heavy chalk line divides the field into two parts. A small number of spectators are standing on the sidelines.
This is a Book review of "User Centered System Design: New Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction", edited by D. A. Norman and S. W. Draper, Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1985. 526 pp. including glossary, subject-author index.
Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems and current CEO of First Virtual Group, recaps a history of the information technology boom, and pronounces it a nearly stagnant sector. He focuses on the burgeoning interests in energy, healthcare, food and water, and other market possibilities to meet the needs of an expanding, aging, and more affluent global population.
Lonnie Smith, President and CEO of Intuitive Surgical, discusses Intuitive's path from start-up to market dominance in the field of surgical robotics.
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A Typical UMass Day ... in the Rain Forest!
Emissaries of Peace
World Wise Schools
INN Placement Website
Football game between Pomona College class of 1901 and class of 1904
User Centered System Design: New Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction
Emerging Opportunities in a Post IT Marketplace - Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group)
From Start-up to Market Dominance in the Field of Surgical Robotics - Lonnie Smith (Intuitive Surgic
Virtual Worlds Almanac