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1995

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Development Of Course Modules For Materials Experiments, Kristen P. Constant, K. Vedula Aug 1995

Development Of Course Modules For Materials Experiments, Kristen P. Constant, K. Vedula

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Recent U.S. government-sponsored studies of the decline of international competitiveness have reported that one of the most severe problems is the lack of education of future engineers in synthesis and processing of advanced engineered materials. In response, the National Science Foundation has made awards 6 universities to develop materials processing course materials for improving processing education. Iowa State University is among those selected.


Community Contracting At Mankato State University., Robert D. Reason, Barbara R. Lee, Paul B. Bixler Jun 1995

Community Contracting At Mankato State University., Robert D. Reason, Barbara R. Lee, Paul B. Bixler

Robert D Reason

High-rise residence halls present unique problems for residential life staff. Since structures of typical high-rises, such as single-loaded corridors, are not conducive to community development, creative programs to encourage the growth and development of individuals within these residence halls must be implemented. Having already been utilized effectively at other institutions (Scheuermann & Grandner, 1986), community contracting seems to be a reasonable strategy to consider.


Best Practices In High-Tech Learning, Sanjival S. Gill, Lawrence Genalo Jun 1995

Best Practices In High-Tech Learning, Sanjival S. Gill, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

The Synthesis Coalition, one of the flfSt two engineering coalitions funded by the National Science Foundation in 1990, is comprised of Berlceley, Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, Cornell, Hampton, Iowa State, Southern, Stanford, and Tuskegee. One of the major goals of the coalition was to create the National Engineering Educational Delivery System (NEEDS). This system consists of a multimedia, indexed database where engineering lessons, modules and images are stored for retrieval, courseware studios to create and modify multimedia courseware, and hightechnology delivery systems (learning environments) for appropriate display of th e material [1-3].


The Freshman Engineering Problems And Programming Course: Integrating New And Old Tools, Lawrence Genalo, Brian D. Williams Jun 1995

The Freshman Engineering Problems And Programming Course: Integrating New And Old Tools, Lawrence Genalo, Brian D. Williams

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

At Iowa State University in the early 1980's the first engineering course, Engineering Problem Solving, began inca"porating FOR1RAN programming in an integrated, three semester credit course. At first this course was taught in "dry lab" style with the students assigned to fmd keypunch tenninals outside of class in order to create and edit their programs. Soon after that the course switched to interactive VAX terminals and the first classroom/laboratory was born. This room allowed for a terminal for each pair of students and in~class programming assignments. The engineering problems content was also "dry~labbed" at first ...


K-12 Linkage For Women Engineers- Students Creating Courseware For Other Students, Lawrence Genalo, Kimberly D. Windom, Alethea Semple Jun 1995

K-12 Linkage For Women Engineers- Students Creating Courseware For Other Students, Lawrence Genalo, Kimberly D. Windom, Alethea Semple

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Engineering education techniques have been changing at a tremendous pace over the past several years; a significant portion of these changes have been to recruit and retain women in engineering programs. Iowa State University is committed to these changes in engineering education and is implementing new programs for high school and undergraduate women interested in science and engineering related fields. The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (PWSE} began offering paid internship programs for both high school and undergraduate female students in 1987, with the objective to provide research experiences for talented women and to build their confidence in ...


A Physical Example For Teaching Curried Functions, Gary T. Leavens Mar 1995

A Physical Example For Teaching Curried Functions, Gary T. Leavens

Computer Science Technical Reports

Curried functions are an important topic in Computing courses that teach functional programming, including courses that study programming languages. Good motivating examples for teaching curried functions and their utility can be taken from Physics.


Avma News Jan 1995

Avma News

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Containing sub-articles on Leptospirosis in cattle and Equine Infectious Anemia in horses.


Editorial Notes, Kristin L. Knipper Jan 1995

Editorial Notes, Kristin L. Knipper

Iowa State University Veterinarian

My three years as a staff member for the ISU Veterinarian are coming to an end, and I would like to take the time to thank all of those people I have had an opportunity to work with. The chance to meet many fellow students, faculty and staff in the College of Veterinary Medicine has been very rewarding. I have learned much about communication, fortitude and, above all, patience. Both past and present staff members have been invaluable sources for advice, support and friendship. We have all struggled to continue producing a reputable publication which has a long tradition of ...


College Of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Class Of 1995 Jan 1995

College Of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Class Of 1995

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Photos of the graduating class of 1995 of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Annual Meeting Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association, Nolan R. Hartwig Jan 1995

Annual Meeting Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association, Nolan R. Hartwig

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The annual meeting was held at the Marriott Hotel, Des Moines at noon on January 29, 1995. Forty-eight members attended. President Randy Wheeler, after making the introductions, turned the meeting over to Nolan Hartwig, Secretary/Treasurer. Hartwig remarked on the stability of the Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association while citing changes that have taken place at Iowa State University and the College of Veterinary Medicine. He asked the membership to phone or write in suggestions regarding the ISUVMAA. Hartwig stated that the members review the treasurer's report. The membership gave a round of applause in thanks for ...


Alumni Jan 1995

Alumni

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This article contains news pertaining to the alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Class News Jan 1995

Class News

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This article contains news pertaining to the students of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Faculty 1995-1996 Jan 1995

Faculty 1995-1996

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Photos of the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine in the academic year of 1995-1996.


Teaching Awards - 1995, Maggie Ladd Jan 1995

Teaching Awards - 1995, Maggie Ladd

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Teaching awards given in 1995: Norden Teaching Award; Stange Awards; SCAVMA Teaching Award - Clinical Sciences; SCAVMA Teaching Award - Basic Sciences.


Alumni News Jan 1995

Alumni News

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This article contains news pertaining to the alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Index Jan 1995

Index

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The index to volume 56 of the Iowa State University Veterinarian, as arranged by author and subject.


Aafp Cat Photo Contest Winners Jan 1995

Aafp Cat Photo Contest Winners

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Finalists of the AAFP Cat Photo Contest from the categories "Cutest Kitten", "Best Wishful Thinker", "Best Hideout", and "Mindy's Choice".


"Editorial Notes" And "The Restoration Campaign", Jennifer L. Kvamme, Neil R. Baumhover Jan 1995

"Editorial Notes" And "The Restoration Campaign", Jennifer L. Kvamme, Neil R. Baumhover

Iowa State University Veterinarian

In this, my first and only year as co-editor of the ISU Veterinarian, I would like to take the time to thank several people who have had a hand in helping us through. First and foremost, I have to give many, many thanks to Neil for being here and doing more work than I would have had the time, knowledge or energy to do. His knowledge of layout and style far surpasses my meager experience in journalism. Secondly, I need to thank Dr. Dean Riedesel and Dr. Claudia Baldwin for their help in reviewing the major papers in this issue ...


The Greatest Show On Earth, Elizabeth L. Carney Jan 1995

The Greatest Show On Earth, Elizabeth L. Carney

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Nearly everyone has visited the circus at least once in his or her lifetime. The bustle of activity, bright colors and fantastic costumes, and amazing performances of people and animals make the circus "the greatest show on earth." Most people take the circus at face value: they enjoy it and go home entertained. There are others in our society who question the very existence of the circus, and in particular, the use of animals for mere amusement. With accusations of animal cruelty flying about regularly, one wonders what it is really like behind-the-scenes at the big top.


Class News Jan 1995

Class News

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This article contains news pertaining to the students of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Merck Scholars 1994, Dave Crouch Jan 1995

Merck Scholars 1994, Dave Crouch

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Last summer, for the fourth consecutive year, students from the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine participated in a research program sponsored by the Merck Company Foundation. The Program Director was Dr. Prem Paul while the Program Facilitators were Drs. Donald Reynolds and Michael Taylor. Eleven talented veterinary students submitted proposals, nine were funded by the Merck Company Foundation and two by the College of Veterinary Medicine. This program provided a summer stipend for each student and the funds for each research project.


Student Spotlight Jan 1995

Student Spotlight

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Mary Ulmer, a Fargo, ND, native is finishing her third year here at ISU. When she's not studying, she has another major interest - playing pool. She captains a team in the Ames league, sanctioned by the Valley National Eight Ball Association (VNEA), which is one of the largest league systems in the world. Several places in Ames have weekly tournaments that she competes in whenever possible. Pool, she says, is a serious hobby. "It's a lot of fun. Every game is different. It's never the same." Ulmer said. "I've met a lot of interesting people and ...


Dr. Richard Ross And Mycoplasma Research, Neil R. Baumhover Jan 1995

Dr. Richard Ross And Mycoplasma Research, Neil R. Baumhover

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This past summer the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Richard Ross, received the American Feed Manufacturers' Association Award for his lifelong research and organizational work towards a vaccine for mycoplasma in swine. While Dr. Ross grew up on a farm with both hogs and beef cattle, he was mostly involved with cattle in high school (entering cattle in 4-H competitions). Even some of his work as a veterinary student at Iowa State was with cattle. As he started to work along side faculty, he was introduced to the influential Dr. William Switzer, who led him to swine ...


Avma News Jan 1995

Avma News

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This article contains news pertaining to members of the American Veterinary Medical Association.


Integrating Environmental Awareness And Sustainability Issues In A Beginning Agronomy Course, Richard E. Mullen, Robert B. Lindemeyer, David L. Graf Jan 1995

Integrating Environmental Awareness And Sustainability Issues In A Beginning Agronomy Course, Richard E. Mullen, Robert B. Lindemeyer, David L. Graf

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Agriculture in the United States in a science- based, highly technical field that has signifi­ cant impact on society and the larger ecosys­ tem, both nationally and internationally. As new technologies and challenges continually emerge, educational and research efforts in agriculture have been and will continue to be key to the success of agronomic systems. At the same time, human labor in U.S. agriculture has decreased rapidly; less than 2% of the population is directly involved in agricultural production. Rapid technological change and declining farm populations suggest that we are becoming a nation largely illiterate in agricul­ tural and ...


Videotaped Fonnatted Test: Usefulness For Measuring Academic Lecture Listening Ability Of Learners Of English As A Second Language, Dong-Il Shin Jan 1995

Videotaped Fonnatted Test: Usefulness For Measuring Academic Lecture Listening Ability Of Learners Of English As A Second Language, Dong-Il Shin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

ESL teachers, curriculum writers, and test developers of recent decades have been enthusiastic to reflect authentic 'target language use' (TLU) situations in the materials they produce. The recent trend of language testing is also towards testing language use in a wider communicative sense. In second language (L2) listening comprehension testing, in contrast, there has been very little empirical work carried out to investigate the value of the authentic factors such as kinesics. schemata or speech modifications. Instead, audiotape formatted multiple choice listening tests (e.g., in the TOEFL, 1993) have been widely used for selection and placement purposes to determine ...


A Feasibility Study To Determine If There Is A Market For Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake To Offer Arts/Sciences And Vocational Technical Courses, Sharon Louise Holmes Jan 1995

A Feasibility Study To Determine If There Is A Market For Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake To Offer Arts/Sciences And Vocational Technical Courses, Sharon Louise Holmes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Role Of The School Library Media Specialist In Distance Education, Margaret Ellen Crawford Jan 1995

The Role Of The School Library Media Specialist In Distance Education, Margaret Ellen Crawford

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of Teachers' Perceptions Of District Staff Development Programs And Their Relationship To Perceptions Of District Quality Management , Pamela D. Johnson Jan 1995

An Examination Of Teachers' Perceptions Of District Staff Development Programs And Their Relationship To Perceptions Of District Quality Management , Pamela D. Johnson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine relationships and differences between teachers' perceptions of their district staff development programs and perceived levels of overall quality improvement efforts in those districts. Following an extensive review of the literature, two instruments were developed and validated. The first instrument was based on the Malcolm Baldrige Award's seven dimensions of district quality. Respondents were asked to indicate the current and ideal situations for each of the items. The second instrument, based on effective district staff development programs, elicited perceptions on the scope and quality of staff development in the districts;The population ...


Teaching Home Economics Through Literature In Taiwan: Perspectives Of Home Economics Teachers , Meei-Ruey Hsu Jan 1995

Teaching Home Economics Through Literature In Taiwan: Perspectives Of Home Economics Teachers , Meei-Ruey Hsu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was undertaken to obtain information about teachers' perspectives toward teaching home economics through literature. The four objectives of this study were to (a) develop a conceptual framework for using literature to teach home economics; (b) develop an instrument based on the conceptual framework; (c) identify Taiwanese junior high school home economics teachers' perspectives toward teaching home economics through literature; and (d) describe information about literature provided by teachers;The conceptual framework proposed in this study was developed to assist students to interact rationally and morally with their environment via the integration of concepts presented in home economics and ...