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Energy Efficient Appliances, Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson Jul 2005

Energy Efficient Appliances, Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson

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Solar South, Roof Overhangs, And Light Shelves, Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson Jul 2005

Solar South, Roof Overhangs, And Light Shelves, Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson

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Lighting, Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson Jul 2005

Lighting, Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson

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Energy Efficient Windows, Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson Jul 2005

Energy Efficient Windows, Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson

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Checklist To Determine Energy Efficiency Of A Home, Leona Hawks Jul 2005

Checklist To Determine Energy Efficiency Of A Home, Leona Hawks

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Insulating Concrete Forms (Icfs), Leona Hawks, Koa Percer Jul 2005

Insulating Concrete Forms (Icfs), Leona Hawks, Koa Percer

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Photovoltaic Systems (Pv), Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson Jul 2005

Photovoltaic Systems (Pv), Leona Hawks, Celia Peterson

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2004-2005 Faculty Survey Institutional Profile, Utah State University Jan 2005

2004-2005 Faculty Survey Institutional Profile, Utah State University

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Utah State University faculty survey for 2004-2005 to create an institutional profile.


Why Are There Fewer Women In Engineering?, Sue Ellen Haupt Jan 2005

Why Are There Fewer Women In Engineering?, Sue Ellen Haupt

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This paper attempts to explain the paucity of women in engineering. While the percentage of women entering engineering and science careers has been increasing, the number at higher ranks has not increased as quickly, after considering the appropriate time lag. The differences in tenure rate due to gender alone were statistically insignificant. Instead, these were attributed to the fact that women who are married or have children are less successful than are men with matching characteristics. One solution proposed is to recognize that priorities might be different at differing stages of family life. It is also important to encourage more ...


Career Development Pilot Program Jan 2005

Career Development Pilot Program

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Positions And Interests, Lisa Barron Jan 2005

Positions And Interests, Lisa Barron

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Pipeline To Pathways: New Directions For Improving The Status Of Women On Campus, Judith S. White Jan 2005

Pipeline To Pathways: New Directions For Improving The Status Of Women On Campus, Judith S. White

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For the past thirty years, much of the effort to improve the status of women in higher education has focused on the so-called "pipeline" theory, which held that a large number of women undergraduates and graduate students would, over time, yield larger numbers of women at the highest academic ranks. In other words, getting more women into college, encouraging them to pursue graduate and professional education, and recruiting them into the academy was supposed to create a growing "pool" from which search committees would select ever larger numbers of women assistant professors. These women, in turn, would earn tenured positions ...


Effects Of A Dependent Group Contingency On The Verbal Interactions Of Middle School Students With Emotional Disturbance, S. Hansen, Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft Jan 2005

Effects Of A Dependent Group Contingency On The Verbal Interactions Of Middle School Students With Emotional Disturbance, S. Hansen, Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

This study examined the effects of a dependent group contingency to increase positive verbal interactions among nine middle school-aged males in a self-contained classroom. Prior to implementing the group contingency, the students received social skills instruction. A withdrawal experimental design was then used to evaluate the effects of the dependent group contingency. Students' positive verbal interactions increased and negative verbal interactions decreased with the implementation of the dependent group contingency. When the group contingency was faded, positive and negative interaction levels were maintained. The results are discussed in terms of developing positive interaction skills among youth with emotional disturbance and ...


An Interactive Model To Foster Family Literacy, L. Burningham, Martha Taylor Dever Jan 2005

An Interactive Model To Foster Family Literacy, L. Burningham, Martha Taylor Dever

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Children whose homes are filled with books, whose parents read to them, and who have begun to understand the reading process have higher levels of reading skills and knowledge when they enter kindergarten than children who do not have such rich literacy experiences before entering school. This article describes a family literacy project developed and funded by a state university, the state office of education, and a large, urban school district. The project integrates an early childhood literacy program with a strong focus on education for parents who may ...


Pedagogical Agents As Learning Companions: Building Social Relations With Learners, Yanghee Kim Jan 2005

Pedagogical Agents As Learning Companions: Building Social Relations With Learners, Yanghee Kim

Yanghee Kim

This study examined the potential of pedagogical agents as learning companions (PALs) to build social relations with learners and, consequently, to motivate learning. The study investigated the impact of PAL affect (positive vs. negative vs. neutral), PAL gender (male vs. female), and learner gender (male vs. female) on learners’ social judgments, motivation, and learning in a controlled experiment. Participants were 142 college students in a computer-literacy course. Overall, the results indicated the interaction effects of PAL affect, PAL gender, and learner gender on learners’ social judgments (p < .001). PAL affect impacted learners’ social judgments (p < .001) and motivation (p < .05). PAL gender influenced motivation (p < .01) and recall of learning (p < .05). Learner gender influenced recall of learning (p < .01). The implications of the findings are discussed.


Using Picture Books As A Vehicle To Teach Young Children About Social Justice, Martha Taylor Dever, B. Sorenson, J. Brodrick Jan 2005

Using Picture Books As A Vehicle To Teach Young Children About Social Justice, Martha Taylor Dever, B. Sorenson, J. Brodrick

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Most teachers and administrators have witnessed children using a derogatory reference to a group of people as a put down. Put downs usually reference non-mainstream groups who are different in ethnicity, gender, religion, ability, sexual orientation, class, or appearance. Hurtful name calling is but one example of how children express prejudiced beliefs and attitudes toward particular groups of people; non-mainstream children are also often excluded by their peers from activities and social events. Teachers of young children have the challenging task to help eradicate prejudice and discrimination by teaching about social justice. The purpose of this article is to share ...


Third Graders Learn About Fractions Using Virtual Manipulatives: A Classroom Study, Kelly Reimer, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham Jan 2005

Third Graders Learn About Fractions Using Virtual Manipulatives: A Classroom Study, Kelly Reimer, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

With recent advances in computer technology, it is no surprise that the manipulation of objects in mathematics classrooms now includes the manipulation of objects on the computer screen. These objects, referred to as virtual manipulatives, are essentially replicas of physical manipulatives placed on the World Wide Web in the form of computer applets with additional advantageous features. The purpose of this project was to explore the effects of using several virtual manipulative ma·nip·u·la·tive adj. Serving, tending, or having the power to manipulate. n. Any of various objects designed to be moved or arranged by hand as ...


Design-Based Research Strategies For Developing A Scientific Inquiry Curriculum In A Multi-User Virtual Environment, B. Nelson, D. J. Ketelhut, Jody Clarke-Midura, C. Bowman, C. Dede Jan 2005

Design-Based Research Strategies For Developing A Scientific Inquiry Curriculum In A Multi-User Virtual Environment, B. Nelson, D. J. Ketelhut, Jody Clarke-Midura, C. Bowman, C. Dede

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

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Simulating Instructional Roles Through Pedagogical Agents, Amy L. Baylor, Yanghee Kim Jan 2005

Simulating Instructional Roles Through Pedagogical Agents, Amy L. Baylor, Yanghee Kim

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This paper describes the design and empirical validation of three distinct pedagogical agent roles (Expert, Motivator, and Mentor) for college students within the MIMIC (Multiple Intelligent Mentors Instructing Collaboratively) agent-based research environment. The pedagogical agent roles were operationalized by image, animation, affect, voice and script, and were developed in Poser 4 and implemented via Microsoft Agent. Two controlled experiments validated the instantiation of the three roles according to learner perception (N=78) and actual impact on motivation and learning (N=71). The results confirmed that the agent roles were not only perceived by the students to reflect their intended purposes ...


The Writing Moment, Or, A Little Writing Theory Can Make All The Difference, Sylvia Read Jan 2005

The Writing Moment, Or, A Little Writing Theory Can Make All The Difference, Sylvia Read

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


National Center For Engineering And Technology Education, C. Hailey, T. Erekson, Kurt Henry Becker, M. Thomas Jan 2005

National Center For Engineering And Technology Education, C. Hailey, T. Erekson, Kurt Henry Becker, M. Thomas

Engineering Education Faculty Publications

The article reports that the overall impact of the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) is to strengthen the nation's capacity to deliver effective engineering and technology education in the K-12 schools. Further, it informs that the National Science Foundation established the Centers for Learning and Teaching (CLT) program to address needs in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The CLT program has three goals, based upon stated national needs. First, CLT are expected to renew and diversify the cadre of national leaders in STEM education. The CLT includes partners with strengths in engineering and ...


Wintering Fall-Calving Cow Pairs By Grazing Standing Corn Plants Vs. Mechanically Harvested Feeds Such As Hay Or Straw, A Comparison Of The Performance And Economics, Dale Zobell, Don Snyder, Randall Wiedmeier, Dale Meek, P. R. Schmidt, T. D. Mcniven Jan 2005

Wintering Fall-Calving Cow Pairs By Grazing Standing Corn Plants Vs. Mechanically Harvested Feeds Such As Hay Or Straw, A Comparison Of The Performance And Economics, Dale Zobell, Don Snyder, Randall Wiedmeier, Dale Meek, P. R. Schmidt, T. D. Mcniven

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A Model For Data Collection And Reporting For Cow/Calf And Feedlot Operations, Dale Zobell, Michael Coe, Brett Bowman Jan 2005

A Model For Data Collection And Reporting For Cow/Calf And Feedlot Operations, Dale Zobell, Michael Coe, Brett Bowman

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This fact sheet evaluates identification tags used at the Utah State cow/calf ranch operation, includng the identification devices, the hardware used to record individual data, and the data collection software.


Beef Quality And Yield Grading, Dale Zobell, Lyle Holmgren, Dick Whittier Jan 2005

Beef Quality And Yield Grading, Dale Zobell, Lyle Holmgren, Dick Whittier

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