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Show Me The Money: Federal R&D Support For Academic Chemistry, 1990–2009, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther Dec 2016

Show Me The Money: Federal R&D Support For Academic Chemistry, 1990–2009, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther

Economics Working Papers

We examine the distribution of Federal support for chemistry Research and Development (R&D) performed at U.S. universities from 1990-2009. Federal R&D funding is an essential source of funds for investigator-driven research at the nation’s universities. Previous studies have documented that aggregated federal R&D funding has become more dispersed over time and attributed this to political pressure to spread resources more evenly. There have, however, been few studies of the allocation of funds within narrowly defined scientific disciplines. By narrowing the focus and exploiting the panel nature of our data we are better able to analyze ...


Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael Dorneich, Sarah Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra Gahn, Keri Jacobs, Monica Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard Stone Dec 2016

Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael Dorneich, Sarah Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra Gahn, Keri Jacobs, Monica Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard Stone

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This paper will describe a synopsis of the development and application of a survey instrument to assess team skills and professional development outcomes of Team-Based Learning (TBL) in a human factors course. TBL is an advancing teaching pedagogy that shifts instruction from a traditional lecture-based teaching paradigm to a structured learning sequence that includes individual student preparation outside of class followed by active, in-class problem solving exercises completed by student learning teams. As an evolving teaching method, TBL appears to be producing new empirical learning outcomes in areas that have only preliminarily been explored. Traditionally, the effectiveness of TBL has ...


What A Scientist Looks Like: How Community Colleges Can Utilize And Enhance Science Identity Development As A Means To Improve Success For Women Of Color, Sarah Rodriguez-Jones, Kelly J. Cunningham, Alec Jordan Dec 2016

What A Scientist Looks Like: How Community Colleges Can Utilize And Enhance Science Identity Development As A Means To Improve Success For Women Of Color, Sarah Rodriguez-Jones, Kelly J. Cunningham, Alec Jordan

Education Publications

This article explores the application of science identity development theory for women of color interested in the science disciplines; and it advocates for taking an intersectional approach to understanding how women of color form science identities. The article also challenges community college administrators and scholars to focus on redefining science identity development theory within the community college setting as a means to enhance success for women of color pursuing academic work in scientific disciplines.

Women of color are severely underrepresented in science and engineering occupations; they make up approximately 5% of employed scientists and engineers (2% Black, 2% Hispanic, 1 ...


What Are The Best Universities In The Nation, And Why?, Taylor Finn Dec 2016

What Are The Best Universities In The Nation, And Why?, Taylor Finn

Honors Projects and Posters

This project is an economists approach to ranking universities in the United States. The goal of this research was twofold. First, I aimed to assign a market based quality measure to 950 universities. This was accomplished by using NACE data from 2013 to calculate a weighted average of salaries for each university. This is what graduates should receive on average after graduation. We then used PayScale data from 2013 to find out what graduates from each university actually made. The difference between what they should receive and actually receive equals the quality value. Second, I analyzed how specific university attributes ...


Physical Experiments Of Tectonic Deformation And Processes: Building A Strong Community, Michael L. Cooke, Jacqueline E. Reber, Saad Haq Dec 2016

Physical Experiments Of Tectonic Deformation And Processes: Building A Strong Community, Michael L. Cooke, Jacqueline E. Reber, Saad Haq

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

The recent revolution in the analysis of physical experiments of tectonic processes has provided new quantitative tools to analyze their outcomes. Physical experiments using scaled analog models are unique in providing information on complex three-dimensional deformation where processes can be directly observed. These observations critically complement insights gained from field and analytical/numerical investigations. Recent innovations in rheologic testing, digital image processing, and data collection are revolutionizing how we use experiments to provide insight into crustal deformation. At the same time, we are seeing the benefits of physical experiments in classroom teaching by engaging students in hypothesis testing and hands-on ...


Changing The World One Backpack At A Time: The Story Of Micah's Backpack And Community Engagement, Jennie Hodge, Nancy K. Franz Nov 2016

Changing The World One Backpack At A Time: The Story Of Micah's Backpack And Community Engagement, Jennie Hodge, Nancy K. Franz

Education Books

It started with one backpack, or rather, one backpack program. Micah’s Backpack was an initiative launched in Blacksburg, Virginia. The group, organized by members of St. Michael Lutheran Church, initially started by distributing backpacks full of food to five children from low-resource families. Now, the outreach has grown to feed nearly three hundred children. In addition to Micah’s Backpack, new programs have flourished under the Micah’s Caring Initiative: Micah’s Mobile Backpack, Micah’s Garden, Micah’s Soup for Seniors, and Micah’s Closet. All provide vital services to the community.


The Impact Of Student Outfit Choice On Class Participation, Emily Law, Cynthia Istook Nov 2016

The Impact Of Student Outfit Choice On Class Participation, Emily Law, Cynthia Istook

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The psychology of clothing has been much researched, yet remains a very complex subject. Studies have shown that clothing can influence people's perceptions of others, even regarding expectations related to intelligence and academic achievement. This pilot study was performed to uncover the ways in which a student might be impacted by the clothing they chose to wear to class every day. The results of this study were consistent with the hypothesis that students' classroom participation would be impacted by their outfit choice. Students were more engaged in class when wearing more professional clothing than when attired in casual or ...


Killing Two Birds With One Stone? Turning Cfl Learners Into Book Writers: An Exploratory Study, Shenglan Zhang Oct 2016

Killing Two Birds With One Stone? Turning Cfl Learners Into Book Writers: An Exploratory Study, Shenglan Zhang

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Two problems often emerge in the process of learning Chinese. First, learning to write at the beginning stage often focuses on forms, without an authentic purpose. As a result, learners do not have enough motivation to write. Second, while extensive reading benefits language learners, not many extensive reading materials are available to beginning and lower-intermediate level CFL learners. This empirical study examined the feasibility of incorporating a writing project into the curriculum, as well as the potential impact of such a project on learners’ reading and writing progress. A total of 89 learners participated in this study. The findings show ...


Rethinking Preparation Program Leadership In Improvement-Oriented Contexts: Identifying New Work Demands, University Responses, And Persistent Challenges, Shelby Cosner, Joanne Marshall Oct 2016

Rethinking Preparation Program Leadership In Improvement-Oriented Contexts: Identifying New Work Demands, University Responses, And Persistent Challenges, Shelby Cosner, Joanne Marshall

Education Publications

Although there is considerable interest in promoting exemplary leadership preparation throughout the field of educational leadership, and particularly by UCEA, not much has been written about how leadership preparation programs are administered or led if such improvements are to be realized. Beyond a few notable exceptions (e.g., Hackmann & Wanat, 2008, 2016), there has been scant at- Shelby Cosner University of Illinois at Chicago Joanne Marshall Iowa State University 30 • UCEA Review • Fall 2016 www.ucea.org tention to what the leadership of preparation programs, a position often titled as program coordinator, entails. This is particularly true regarding preparation program leaders who are committed to the kinds of program change and improvement work necessary to produce an exemplary preparation program. Much of what we currently know comes from descriptive accountings of program improvement work that provide opaque images of this leadership (e.g., Cosner, Tozer, & Smylie, 2012; Cosner, Tozer, Zavitkovsky, & Whalen; Jean-Marie, Adams, & Garn, 2010; Kochan & Reames, 2015; Merchant & Garza, 2015).


A Process For Evaluating The Gender And Professionalism Of Web Design Elements, Jacklin Stonewall, Michael Dorneich Sep 2016

A Process For Evaluating The Gender And Professionalism Of Web Design Elements, Jacklin Stonewall, Michael Dorneich

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This work lays the foundation for creating gender neutral web design guidelines by determining the following: the gendering of web design element examples (including whether some examples are distinctly masculine or feminine), the perceived professionalism of design elements, and whether there is an interaction between gender and professionalism. Designing for a particular gender is common in both product and web design, but in many situations is exclusionary. In the study, participants rated a series of graphical element examples in six categories: Font, Color, Image, Shape, Texture and Mixed Elements. Participants rated each element on their femininity, masculinity and professionalism. Some ...


A'N'E, Matthew T. Seifert, Heather Mcclure, Curt Pratt, Dan Rodman, Lori Mescher, Kara Sjoblom Sep 2016

A'N'E, Matthew T. Seifert, Heather Mcclure, Curt Pratt, Dan Rodman, Lori Mescher, Kara Sjoblom

Ethos

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Campus Watch, Bill Kopatich, Elaine Ackert, Tamara Freund, Tracy Deutmeyer Sep 2016

Campus Watch, Bill Kopatich, Elaine Ackert, Tamara Freund, Tracy Deutmeyer

Ethos

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Events, Ethos Magazine Sep 2016

Events, Ethos Magazine

Ethos

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Front Lines, Jen Schroeder Sep 2016

Front Lines, Jen Schroeder

Ethos

Although my body was numb from the coldness which seeped through my nostrils at 6:I5 a.m., I still managed to sense the excitement hovering in the air as I waited along with other local reporters outside the Memorial Union on the morning of April 25, 1995.


Front Matter, Ethos Magazine Sep 2016

Front Matter, Ethos Magazine

Ethos

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An Agricultural Harvest Knowledge Survey To Distinguish Types Of Expertise, Chase Meusel, Chase Grimm, Stephen B. Gilbert, Greg R. Luecke Sep 2016

An Agricultural Harvest Knowledge Survey To Distinguish Types Of Expertise, Chase Meusel, Chase Grimm, Stephen B. Gilbert, Greg R. Luecke

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Gaining insight into the unique characteristics of participants during user research is a valuable tool for both recruitment and understanding differences within the target population. This work describes an agricultural harvest knowledge survey that was created for user research studies that observed experienced combine operators driving a combine simulator in virtual crop fields. Two variations of the survey were designed, utilized, and evaluated in two separate studies. Both studies found a difference between low and high knowledge operators' performance on the knowledge survey in addition to performance differences. Based on the success of this survey as a population segmentation tool ...


Disentangling Research On Study Abroad And Pronunciation: Methodological And Programmatic Considerations, Charles Nagle, Alfonso Morales-Front, Colleen Moorman, Cristina Sanz Jul 2016

Disentangling Research On Study Abroad And Pronunciation: Methodological And Programmatic Considerations, Charles Nagle, Alfonso Morales-Front, Colleen Moorman, Cristina Sanz

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Despite intuitive and theoretically motivated claims that Study Abroad (SA) is an optimal environment for language development, including pronunciation gains, research on its effectiveness has produced contradictory results. Furthermore, there is little known about short-term study abroad programs, where matriculation numbers are increasing faster than ever before. This chapter analyzes pre- and post-SA oral production data from 18 advanced learners of Spanish, focusing on stop consonants (/p, t, k, b, d, g/). Development was defined in terms of voice onset time for /p, t, k/ and a 5-point lenition measure for /b, d, g/. Learners produced significantly shorter VOT values ...


Improved Student Learning Through A Faculty Learning Community: How Faculty Collaboration Transformed A Large-Enrollment Course From Lecture To Student Centered, Emily R. Elliott, Robert D. Reason, Clark R. Coffman, Eric J. Gangloff, Jeffrey R. Raker, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, Craig Ogilvie Jul 2016

Improved Student Learning Through A Faculty Learning Community: How Faculty Collaboration Transformed A Large-Enrollment Course From Lecture To Student Centered, Emily R. Elliott, Robert D. Reason, Clark R. Coffman, Eric J. Gangloff, Jeffrey R. Raker, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, Craig Ogilvie

Education Publications

Undergraduate introductory biology courses are changing based on our growing understanding of how students learn and rapid scientific advancement in the biological sciences. At Iowa State University, faculty instructors are transforming a second-semester large-enrollment introductory biology course to include active learning within the lecture setting. To support this change, we set up a faculty learning community (FLC) in which instructors develop new pedagogies, adapt active-learning strategies to large courses, discuss challenges and progress, critique and revise classroom interventions, and share materials. We present data on how the collaborative work of the FLC led to increased implementation of active-learning strategies and ...


Challenging Heteronormativity: Raising Lgbtq Awareness In A High School English Language Arts Classroom, Brianna R. Burke, Kristina Greenfield Jul 2016

Challenging Heteronormativity: Raising Lgbtq Awareness In A High School English Language Arts Classroom, Brianna R. Burke, Kristina Greenfield

English Publications

This article details a unit designed for a high school English classroom to address social injustice and the silencing of LGBTQ individuals.


Culturally Responsive Teaching: Using Social Justice Research To Prepare Underrepresented And First-Generation Students For Graduate School Success, Ashley Garrin Jun 2016

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Using Social Justice Research To Prepare Underrepresented And First-Generation Students For Graduate School Success, Ashley Garrin

CIRTL Reports

This research examined the use of culturally responsive teaching for underrepresented and/or first-generation, low-income students who are in the ISU McNair Program and graduate school bound. The implementation of culturally responsive learning allowed the integration and mastering of the scientific research process and development of a sociopolitical consciousness, in order to prepare the students for graduate school success. Through a hands-on and team-based pedagogical approach, the scholars created academic research projects focused on Impostor Syndrome, stereotype threat, and barriers to first-generation doctoral students in an effort to critically examine their existence in higher education, as well as increase their ...


Be A Student Of Life, Gary Wingenbach Jun 2016

Be A Student Of Life, Gary Wingenbach

Ethos

The countdown has begun! Graduation at Iowa State will be here very soon. It's a time of joy and celebration for many and a time of apprehension for others. But what's to fear outside the walls of Iowa State? Nothing if you have a plan.


Where Is The Outrage?, Chris Miller Jun 2016

Where Is The Outrage?, Chris Miller

Ethos

The Rev. Jon Seda is the acting pastor of Ames' St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He is active in the pro-life movement and recently expressed his views in an Iowa State Daily letter to the editor. In his letter, Seda stated that there are similarities to the abortion controversy and the recent public outrage over Susan Smith's alleged murder of her young children. The letter prompted many replies from Iowa State students.


The After-College Search, Rhonda Drost, Darcy Dougherty, Jen Schroeder, Jennifer Holland, Becky Waller Jun 2016

The After-College Search, Rhonda Drost, Darcy Dougherty, Jen Schroeder, Jennifer Holland, Becky Waller

Ethos

What's that? A light at the end of the tunnel! It's been four long years (or is that five years? Six?) and you are ready to graduate . But to get to that light, you have to be on the tracks. That means resumes, cover letters, internships, job searches and treks to the career services office. Got it together? Turn the page and let ethos help.


Someone To Talk To, Ahnalee Luchtel Jun 2016

Someone To Talk To, Ahnalee Luchtel

Ethos

Stress and depression are no strangers to college students. But unfortunately, help often is a stranger. Students who need someone to talk to - about practically anything - might think they have nowhere to turn.


See The Light, Ronda Drost Jun 2016

See The Light, Ronda Drost

Ethos

Every year I dread winter, and every year I suffer through it. My grades decline in January and February. I go out little and am always grouchy. I eat a lot and I gain weight- only to lose it again in the spring when I get so hyper and energetic that I sleep little and rarely sit.


Veishea Highlights Education, Jennifer Wing Jun 2016

Veishea Highlights Education, Jennifer Wing

Ethos

To reemphasize the theme of education, the Veishea Open House Committee is attempting to incorporate open houses into the classrooms on Veishea Friday.


Iowa Students Unite Against Tuition Increases, Darcy Dougherty Jun 2016

Iowa Students Unite Against Tuition Increases, Darcy Dougherty

Ethos

If Gov. Terry Branstad's budget passes, Iowa State tuition may increase by 7 percent to 12 percent. But some Iowa students are not giving up without a fight. More than 60 students from Iowa's regent universities attended a rally at the state capitol in mid-February to impress their financial concerns on state legislators. The rally was organized by the United Students of Iowa.


Building A Global Physics Bridge, Mark Berry Jun 2016

Building A Global Physics Bridge, Mark Berry

Ethos

On the first floor of the Physics Building at Iowa State is the headquarters of an organization that is only the second of its type in the world.


Mighty Monkeying Around, Jeff Inman, Monique Nicodeme Jun 2016

Mighty Monkeying Around, Jeff Inman, Monique Nicodeme

Ethos

Okay, so Saturday Night Live isn't giving you the comedy fix that it used to. Stand-up is pretty boring. And Roseanne is just beginning to grate on your nerves. Comedy isn't what it used to be. Sounds like a job for Precision Man and Trigger Boy, two of the mainstays of the Mighty Monkey Power Hour.


Costumes By Computer, Shuva Rahim Jun 2016

Costumes By Computer, Shuva Rahim

Ethos

Thanks to a new form of computer technology, Iowa State's theatre productions this year have been one step ahead of Broadway.

Joseph Kowalski, an Iowa State design professor, is using a new program to design costumes for the stage.