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Next-Generation Scientists Get A Taste Of Their Future Careers, Patrick Michael Edwards, Linda A. George, Matthew Mctammany Dec 2015

Next-Generation Scientists Get A Taste Of Their Future Careers, Patrick Michael Edwards, Linda A. George, Matthew Mctammany

Environmental Science and Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Article provides an overview of the middle and high school poster session that took place during the 2014 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) in Portland, Oregon. The poster session provided the students with opportunity to participate in the research process and prepare their posters.


Identities And Motives Of Naturalist Development Program Attendees And Their Relation To Professional Careers, Jennifer A. Mraz Dec 2015

Identities And Motives Of Naturalist Development Program Attendees And Their Relation To Professional Careers, Jennifer A. Mraz

Dissertations

In recent years, there has been much concern over the decline of biologists who actually identify themselves to be naturalists, which negatively impacts the field of conservation and the study of biology as a whole. This could result in a decrease in individuals who participate in naturalist-like activities, such as informal environmental education and environmental volunteerism. The purpose of my study was to determine what discourse identities were held by naturalist development program participants, how these discourse identities related to their volunteer motives in environmental settings, and how discourse identity related to professional careers. I defined identity through the lens ...


Web Based Cyber Forensics Training For Law Enforcement, Nick Sturgeon Dec 2015

Web Based Cyber Forensics Training For Law Enforcement, Nick Sturgeon

Purdue Polytechnic Masters Theses

Training and education are two of the most important aspects within cyber forensics. These topics have been of concern since the inception of the field. Training law enforcement is particularly important to ensure proper execution of the digital forensics process. It is also important because the proliferation of technology in to society continues to grow at an exponential rate. Just as technology is used for good there are those that will choose to use it for criminal gains. It is critical that Law Enforcement have the tools and training in cyber forensics. This research looked to determine if web based ...


Gigapan Education, Marissa Morgan Dec 2015

Gigapan Education, Marissa Morgan

Honors Theses

Secondary-school students and teachers need a safe, secure website where they can experience the life of their peers around the world through GigaPan panoramic images. Using a simple point and shoot camera, students can create deep-zoomable panoramas called GigaPans. A Ruby on Rails website was created to provide a location and interface for sharing and discussing these GigaPan panoramas between students and teachers across the globe. By sharing experiences and culture through this technology, the website aims to create a community of technologically and culturally aware young people.


Toward A More Scientifically Literate Public, Michael Bass Dec 2015

Toward A More Scientifically Literate Public, Michael Bass

UCF Forum

As a society we do a terrible job of educating our children to become scientifically literate. Sure, we have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs throughout the country, and with some justification we can brag about the successes of students that are in or who have graduated from such learning experiences.


The Effects Of Prompted Tutoring On An Emporium Model Math Course, Juliette Michelle Young Dec 2015

The Effects Of Prompted Tutoring On An Emporium Model Math Course, Juliette Michelle Young

Honors Theses

My research goal is to investigate how specific prompting of students would affect their involvement and progress in an emporium developmental math course. With the aim of increasing the students’ involvement and progress I tested a method that was in tended to increase students’ perceived connectedness with the classroom and promote the use of the available tutors and teachers. I monitored consenting students’ progress in the Spring 2015 courses and sent emails to students who met any one of three different criterion: (1) If the students time investment was below a threshold. (2) If the student’s mastery pace was ...


Making Mathematics Memorable, Meaningful, And Fun: Activities To Enhance Precalculus, Nat White Dec 2015

Making Mathematics Memorable, Meaningful, And Fun: Activities To Enhance Precalculus, Nat White

Theses and Dissertations

To master material, students need to make it their own. As teachers, we should structure their interactions with mathematics in ways that are memorable, meaningful, and fun. One way to do this is to provide activities that stretch beyond the textbook and lead students to think and talk to one another about mathematics. This thesis contains a set of activities designed to enhance a precalculus course, along with solutions and feedback on each activity.


Geosciences Newsletter - 2015, Department Of Geosciences Dec 2015

Geosciences Newsletter - 2015, Department Of Geosciences

Geological and Environmental Sciences News

Vol. 8, No. 1

The department of Geosciences 50th anniversary issue.


Virtual Graduate School Mentoring Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, Juan E. Gilbert, Kamal Middlebrook Dec 2015

Virtual Graduate School Mentoring Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, Juan E. Gilbert, Kamal Middlebrook

Morehouse Faculty Publications

It has been a major goal of the United States government to increase the participation of Americans in the fields of Science & Engineering (S&E), especially in under-represented groups. This research examines the use of an embodied conversational agent (ECA) as a virtual mentor to African American undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in computing. Mentoring advice was collected from a group of experts and programed within the ECA. A between-group, mixed method experiment was conducted with 37 African American male undergraduate computer science majors where one group used the ECA mentor while the other group pursued ...


How To Start A Movement: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Daulton Cowan Dec 2015

How To Start A Movement: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Daulton Cowan

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Nursing: The Career That Saves Lives [Career Paper], Maggie Flanagan Dec 2015

Nursing: The Career That Saves Lives [Career Paper], Maggie Flanagan

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Sports Broadcasting News Analysis [Career Paper], Jefferson Sanders Dec 2015

Sports Broadcasting News Analysis [Career Paper], Jefferson Sanders

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Combating Anti-Statistical Thinking Using Simulation-Based Methods Throughout The Undergraduate Curriculum, Nathan L. Tintle, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, Jill Vanderstoep Dec 2015

Combating Anti-Statistical Thinking Using Simulation-Based Methods Throughout The Undergraduate Curriculum, Nathan L. Tintle, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, Jill Vanderstoep

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

The use of simulation-based methods for introducing inference is growing in popularity for the Stat 101 course, due in part to increasing evidence of the methods ability to improve students’ statistical thinking. This impact comes from simulation-based methods (a) clearly presenting the overarching logic of inference, (b) strengthening ties between statistics and probability/mathematical concepts, (c) encouraging a focus on the entire research process, (d) facilitating student thinking about advanced statistical concepts, (e) allowing more time to explore, do, and talk about real research and messy data, and (f) acting as a firmer foundation on which to build statistical intuition ...


Progression Magazine, 2015 Winter, Coastal Carolina University Dec 2015

Progression Magazine, 2015 Winter, Coastal Carolina University

Progression Magazine

Magazine of the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University.


Incorporating Analytics Into A Business Process Modelling Course, Gottipati Swapna, Shankararaman, Venky Dec 2015

Incorporating Analytics Into A Business Process Modelling Course, Gottipati Swapna, Shankararaman, Venky

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Embedding analytics is about integrating data analytics into operational systems that are part of an organization’s business processes. Currently, most organizations focus on automation business processes and enhancing productivity. However, going forward, in order to stay competitive, organizations have to go beyond automating their processes, by making them more intelligent, by embedding analytics into their processes and business applications. Therefore, there is need for enhancing the knowledge and skills of BPM professionals with know-how on improving a business process by embedding analytics into the workflow. In this paper contribution, the authors share their experience on how an existing process ...


Capstone Projects Mining System For Insights And Recommendations, Melvrick Goh, Gottipati Swapna, Shankararaman, Venky Dec 2015

Capstone Projects Mining System For Insights And Recommendations, Melvrick Goh, Gottipati Swapna, Shankararaman, Venky

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

In this paper, we present a classification based system to discover knowledge and trends in higher education students’ projects. Essentially, the educational capstone projects provide an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned and prepare themselves for industry needs. Therefore mining such projects gives insights of students’ experiences as well as industry project requirements and trends. In particular, we mine capstone projects executed by Information Systems students to discover patterns and insights related to people, organization, domain, industry needs and time. We build a capstone projects mining system (CPMS) based on classification models that leverage text mining, natural ...


Black Male Students And The Algebra Project: Mathematics Identity As Participation, Melva R. Grant, Helen Crompton, Deanna J. Ford Dec 2015

Black Male Students And The Algebra Project: Mathematics Identity As Participation, Melva R. Grant, Helen Crompton, Deanna J. Ford

STEMPS Faculty Publications

In this article, the authors examine the mathematics identity development of six Black male students over the course of a 4-year The Algebra Project Cohort Model (APCM) initiative. Mathematics identity here is defined as participation through interactions and positioning of self and others. Data collection included nearly 450 minutes of video recordings of small-group, mathematics problem solving in which student actions, coded as acts of participation, were tallied. These tallied actions were conceptualized descriptively in terms of mathematics identity using the lenses of agency, accountability, and work practices. The analyses suggest that the APCM students’ confidence in self and peers ...


What Students Think And How They Really Perform In Chemistry, Ross Hudson Nov 2015

What Students Think And How They Really Perform In Chemistry, Ross Hudson

Dr Ross Hudson

This research was part of a larger study into student performance in senior chemistry with regard to question type and content. This paper examines student perceptions about question type and context and compares these perceptions to actual performance. How students perceive different types of questions and how it influences their self-belief and motivation were the focus of this study. Student responses to different styles or types of questions have been well researched over time. In this study Year 11 chemistry students were quizzed about their preferences to Multiple-Choice questions and Open Response question types and how the presence of each ...


Physics Major Scores Highest Possible On Gre: Robbie Polski Credits Internship, Good Prep, Professors, Samuel Fry Nov 2015

Physics Major Scores Highest Possible On Gre: Robbie Polski Credits Internship, Good Prep, Professors, Samuel Fry

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

"Robbie Polski, physics major at Andrews University, achieved the highest possible score on his GRE Physics Subject Test—an exam intended to measure the extent of an examinee’s mastery of the fundamental principles of physics."


Will We Find Gravity Waves?: Physics Professor Involved In Ground-Breaking Research, Danni Francis Nov 2015

Will We Find Gravity Waves?: Physics Professor Involved In Ground-Breaking Research, Danni Francis

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

"The world of science is effectively on the edge of its seat as researchers are close to making revolutionary discoveries in the area of gravity and gravitational waves. Tiffany Summerscales, associate professor of physics at Andrews University, is an active researcher with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration."


Derivation Of The Volume Of Tetrahedron/Pyramid Bounded By A Given Plane & The Co-Ordinate Planes, Harish Chandra Rajpoot Rajpoot Hcr Nov 2015

Derivation Of The Volume Of Tetrahedron/Pyramid Bounded By A Given Plane & The Co-Ordinate Planes, Harish Chandra Rajpoot Rajpoot Hcr

Harish Chandra Rajpoot H.C. Rajpoot

The article here deals with the derivation of a general expression to calculate the volume of tetrahedron/pyramid bounded by a given plane & the co-rdinate planes (i.e. XY-plane, YZ-plane & ZX-plane) using intercept form of equation of a plane in 3-D space. All the derivations are based on simple geometry. These are very useful to directly calculate the volume of the bounded tetrahedron/pyramid.


Critical Thinking And High-Level Discourse In A 1:1 Environment, Ryan G. Zonnefeld, Valorie L. Zonnefeld Nov 2015

Critical Thinking And High-Level Discourse In A 1:1 Environment, Ryan G. Zonnefeld, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

Learn about our experiences co-teaching a K–8 methods course using 1:1 tablets in a high-tech lab. This innovative course included a move away from a textbook to a dynamic research-based curriculum supported by NCTM resources and CCSSM as well as integral utilization of apps, web 2.0 tools, and professional learning networks.


Understanding Climate Change And Sea Level: A Case Study Of Middle School Student Comprehension And An Evaluation Of Tide Gauges Off The Panama Canal In The Pacific Ocean And Caribbean Sea, Juan Carlos Millan-Otoya Nov 2015

Understanding Climate Change And Sea Level: A Case Study Of Middle School Student Comprehension And An Evaluation Of Tide Gauges Off The Panama Canal In The Pacific Ocean And Caribbean Sea, Juan Carlos Millan-Otoya

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The present study had two main objectives. The first was to determine the degree of understanding of climate change, sea level and sea level rise among middle school students. Combining open-ended questions with likert-scaled questions, we identified student conceptions on these topics in 86 students from 7th and 8th grades during 2012 and 2013 before and after implementing a Curriculum Unit (CU). Additional information was obtained by adding drawings to the open-ended questions during the second year to gauge how student conceptions varied from a verbal and a visual perspective. Misconceptions were identified both pre- and post-CU among ...


The Update, November/December 2015, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Humanities, Arts And Sciences. Nov 2015

The Update, November/December 2015, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Humanities, Arts And Sciences.

The Update

Inside this issue:

-- Chas Briefs
-- Student Spotlight: Philosophy and World Religions: James Keane
-- Chas News Arts and Sciences Day
-- Earth Science Yellowstone
-- Languages and Literatures: Final Thursday Reading Series
-- Alumni Spotlight: Art: David Schmitz
-- Student Spotlight: Languages and Literatures: Makenzie Nokes
-- School of Music UNI Men's Glee Club Christmas Show
-- Communication Studies: Delany Langel, College Hill Farmers Market
-- Alumni Spotlight: Math Education: Connie Terry
-- Calendar of Events


Information Security Newsletter Oct 2015

Information Security Newsletter

Information Security Newsletter

No abstract provided.


2015 Program, Office Of Academic Affairs Oct 2015

2015 Program, Office Of Academic Affairs

Programs

A university is more than an amalgamation of several colleges. It also is an organization which celebrates the full richness of faculty contributions including those vital and exciting contributions in research, scholarship and creative activity within their disciplines. These contributions come in many forms: journal articles, book chapters, monographs, art works, music compositions, performances of many varieties and a host of others. Funded research contributions are similarly varied. Through such activities, faculty members stay at the growing edges of their fields, and in so doing, they enrich their intellectual lives as well as those of their students.

Once again, I ...


The Digital Incunabula: Rock • Paper • Pixels, Patrick Aievoli Oct 2015

The Digital Incunabula: Rock • Paper • Pixels, Patrick Aievoli

Zea E-Books

“The Digital Incunabula is Patrick Aievoli’s personal sonnet through media, interaction and communication design. He carefully crafts each evolutionary step into ripples that are supported by his own storied professional and academic experiences. It’s full of facts, terms and historical information which makes it perfect for anyone looking to flat out learn!” ● James Pannafino, Professor, Millersville University & Interaction Design

“This is a serious work that will find a broad community of readers. The depth and breadth of Aievoli’s experience in the publication industry give his voice and ideas credibility in the extreme. This book will inspire deep ...


Flipped Calculus: A Study Of Student Performance And Perceptions, Lori Beth Ziegelmeier, Chad M. Topaz Oct 2015

Flipped Calculus: A Study Of Student Performance And Perceptions, Lori Beth Ziegelmeier, Chad M. Topaz

Lori Beth Ziegelmeier

No abstract provided.


Flipped Calculus: A Study Of Student Performance And Perceptions, Lori Beth Ziegelmeier, Chad M. Topaz Oct 2015

Flipped Calculus: A Study Of Student Performance And Perceptions, Lori Beth Ziegelmeier, Chad M. Topaz

Chad M. Topaz

No abstract provided.


The Why And Where Of Big History: Building A Program, Mojgan Behmand Oct 2015

The Why And Where Of Big History: Building A Program, Mojgan Behmand

Mojgan Behmand

The goals of our First Year Experience program are aligned with our institutional mission, our core values, and the goals of our General Education program. The program is designed to promote: recognition of the personal, communal, and political implications of the Big History story; critical and creative thinking in a manner that awakens curiosity and enhances openness to multiple perspectives; and, development of reading, thinking, and research skills to enhance one’s ability to evaluate and articulate understanding of one’s place in the unfolding universe.