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Dr. Adams Retires From Teaching Anatomy After 25 Years, Lisa Denault Jan 1999

Dr. Adams Retires From Teaching Anatomy After 25 Years, Lisa Denault

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Since 1974, Dr. Don Adams has taught canine anatomy to first year students at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has served on numerous college and university committees. Among his accomplishments, he has written the Canine Anatomy book and is the creator of the Canine Anatomy CD-ROM Interactive Media Program. Over the years, he has taught freshman introductory anatomy and the surgical anatomy course for sophomores. he has also helped out on histology and the large animal anatomy course, primarily in the laboratory sessions.


Dr. Kevan Flaming Recognized For Outstanding Academic Advising, Erin Roe Jan 1999

Dr. Kevan Flaming Recognized For Outstanding Academic Advising, Erin Roe

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The William O. Reece Academic Advising Award is given annually to a deserving individual in the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine that has exhibited academic excellence. Dr. Reece is a retired University Professor Emeritus that the award is named after. The winner is chosen by the Faculty and Alumni Awards Committee of the college of Veterinary Medicine from student chosen nominees. This year's distinguished winner is Kevan Flaming, DVM, Ph.D. of Rural and General Practice Option. Dr. Flaming is technically named an Instructional Development Specialist. His job requires him to assist faculty in improving teaching and student ...


Dr. Davis Puts A New Spin On Public Health Education At Isu, Lisa Denault Jan 1999

Dr. Davis Puts A New Spin On Public Health Education At Isu, Lisa Denault

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Dr. Davis joined the ISU CVM staff in July, 1998. He is a professor of public health in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine. He is in charge of teaching the sophomore course and the senior rotation in public health. His appointment is 100% teaching on a temporary two year basis and will be reviewed at that time and may be extended.


1999 Scavma Awards, Bonnie Smith, Eric Vymyslicky, Lisa Tieber Jan 1999

1999 Scavma Awards, Bonnie Smith, Eric Vymyslicky, Lisa Tieber

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This article describes the SCAVMA awards and awardees, including Basic Sciences Teaching Award (to Dr. Ronald Griffith); Clinical Sciences Teaching Award (Dr. Joanne Graham); and Outstanding Service Award (Lisa Bomberger).


Isu Cvm Honors Three Alumni With Stange Award, Eric Vymyslicky Jan 1999

Isu Cvm Honors Three Alumni With Stange Award, Eric Vymyslicky

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This year, the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is honoring Dr. Kenneth Bartels, Dr. Joseph Sexton, and Dr. Kenneth Wilcke with the Stange Award. The three ISU alumni also visited campus in October and held a question and answer session on the future direction of veterinary medicine.


Dr. Greve Retires From Isu Cvm, Eric Vymyslicky Jan 1999

Dr. Greve Retires From Isu Cvm, Eric Vymyslicky

Iowa State University Veterinarian

After over thirty six years of distinguished and commendable service to Iowa State University and its students, John Greve, DVM, MS, Ph.D., has decided to retire in June, 1999. Dr. Greve is professor of parasitology in the Department of Pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been with the college since January, 1963.


A Tangled Web: Interactions And Structures In University-School Collaborations , Christina Pickerell Ohana Jan 1999

A Tangled Web: Interactions And Structures In University-School Collaborations , Christina Pickerell Ohana

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this volume, I examine some of the structures and beliefs embedded in a university-school partnership. I try to untangle the complex web of interests, ideologies, and information that participants bring to the project. This dissertation includes three research papers. In the first paper, "Integration of Theory with Practice: A Comparison of Two Science Methods Courses," I studied the work of students in two science methods courses. One class was a preservice cohort involved in an experimental program with significant levels of field experiences. Their work was compared to students in the regular program who have a modest field component ...


A Factor Analysis Of K-12 Student Feedback Items And The Association Of These Items To Criterion-Referenced Tests In Reading, Language Arts, And Mathematics , Frances Ann Kayona Jan 1999

A Factor Analysis Of K-12 Student Feedback Items And The Association Of These Items To Criterion-Referenced Tests In Reading, Language Arts, And Mathematics , Frances Ann Kayona

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The following study was designed to examine student feedback items from four (K--2, 3--5, 6--8, and 9--12) teacher feedback instruments in anticipation of uncovering specific dimensions or domains of teaching. These items were measured against student achievement scores from criterion-referenced tests in reading, language arts, and mathematics to determine which instructional behaviors are associated with high student achievement. And finally, this study developed and tested additional items that best reflect exemplary teaching practices in reading, language arts, and mathematics instruction. The new items were written with the expectation that these teaching practices promote higher-order thinking and learning among students in ...


A Comparison Of The Effects Of Using Interactive Www Simulations Versus Hands-On Activities On The Conceptual Understanding And Attitudes Of Introductory Statistics Students , Barbara Dombroski Barnet Jan 1999

A Comparison Of The Effects Of Using Interactive Www Simulations Versus Hands-On Activities On The Conceptual Understanding And Attitudes Of Introductory Statistics Students , Barbara Dombroski Barnet

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Researchers have found that students learn better and retain more if the students are engaged in activities that require thinking and processing information, rather than passive learning. With increasingly easy access to computers and with several notable statisticians calling for greater computer use in statistics courses, it makes sense for some of these activities to be computer based. Currently, several World Wide Web (WWW) sites provide Java simulations covering statistical topics, which may be used in statistics courses. The present study investigates whether WWW simulations lead to improved understanding of statistical concepts in comparison to hands-on activities and also what ...


Internet-Based Instruction In College Teaching , Kathleen Flickinger Jan 1999

Internet-Based Instruction In College Teaching , Kathleen Flickinger

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Distance education and Internet instruction are increasingly being used in college science teaching. In an effort to reach more students, Iowa State University's Human Anatomy and Physiology course was offered via Internet as well as via traditional lecture format. To assess the educational ramifications of this offering, three studies were conducted. In the first study, a collective case study approach was utilized to describe the learning environment created by an Internet-based college science course. In this study, three students were followed as they worked their way through the course. Collective case study methodologies were used to provide a rich ...


A Combined Outcomes Based Materials Curriculum, Lawrence Genalo Jan 1999

A Combined Outcomes Based Materials Curriculum, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Beginning with the 1999 catalog, Iowa State will be moving from two degrees (Metallurgical Engineering and Ceramic Engineering) to a single degree in Materials Engineering (1). Under the new program graduates will be more well-rounded materials engineers, a desired outcome based on input from our Industrial Advisory Council and others. While building this new program from the ground up, desired outcomes (in particular, ABET 2000) were the driving force. Each course, as it was being developed, was looked at in terms of how it helped to meet these outcomes and each course has its own course-specific outcomes. We have developed ...


A Project Based Approach To Doe In Materials, Lawrence Genalo Jan 1999

A Project Based Approach To Doe In Materials, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

At Iowa State University, the Materials Science and Engineering Department teaches a course in the statistics of materials. Approximately one third of this two credit course is devoted to the design of experiments (DOE). A relatively brief introduction to the theory of DOE sets the stage for the inclusion of a software package used to assist materials engineers to design and analyze the results of experiments.

Texts for engineering statistics (1-3) contain chapters dealing with the design of experiments. Literature in materials journals routinely contains references to DOE (4-8). Coupling these texts and recent articles with some practical exposure to ...


A Longitudinal Evaluation Of Factors Associated With Retaining Women In Science And Engineering , Christina Marie Osslund Gandhi Jan 1999

A Longitudinal Evaluation Of Factors Associated With Retaining Women In Science And Engineering , Christina Marie Osslund Gandhi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the longitudinal effects of a Living Learning Center (LLC) on women studying engineering, science, and Mathematics; The intervention was designed to decrease social isolation within women studying traditionally male-dominated career fields. Secondary goals included increasing LLC participants' retention within nontraditional academic majors and enhancing LLC participants' academic performance within nontraditional courses of study. Finally, increasing LLC participants' university retention, overall academic performance, self-efficacy, and college adjustment were tertiary objectives. Based on previous research, it was hypothesized that women participating in the LLC would report less social isolation, greater major and university retention, higher academic performance, and greater ...


A Pictorial Approach To Molecular Orbital Bonding In Polymers: Non-Mathematical But Honest, Gordon J. Miller, John G. Verkade Jan 1999

A Pictorial Approach To Molecular Orbital Bonding In Polymers: Non-Mathematical But Honest, Gordon J. Miller, John G. Verkade

Chemistry Publications

The generator orbital (GO) approach is a useful tool for teaching students how to visualize, pictorially, the MO's in a wide assortment of discrete organic, organometallic, metal complex, and cluster molecules possessing a variety of structures. We describe a novel and useful extension of this non-mathematical but honest learning concept to a timely and important class of molecules, namely, polymers. Two examples are treated by our pictorial method: one is s-bonded polyethylene and the other is p-conjugated polyacetylene.