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Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interfaces And Related Applications, Stephen L. Hodson Dec 2016

Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interfaces And Related Applications, Stephen L. Hodson

Open Access Dissertations

The development of thermal interface materials (TIMs) is necessitated by the temperature drop across interfacing materials arising from macro and microscopic irregularities of their surfaces that constricts heat through small contact regions as well as mismatches in their thermal properties. Similar to other types of TIMs, CNT TIMs alleviate the thermal resistance across the interface by thermally bridging two materials together with cylindrical, high-aspect ratio, and nominally vertical conducting elements. Within the community of TIM engineers, the vision driving the development of CNT TIMs was born from measurements that revealed impressively high thermal conductivities of individual CNTs. This vision was ...


Airline Pilot Supply In The Us: Factors Influencing The Collegiate Pilot Pipeline, Rebecca Lutte, Kent Lovelace Nov 2016

Airline Pilot Supply In The Us: Factors Influencing The Collegiate Pilot Pipeline, Rebecca Lutte, Kent Lovelace

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

In the era following the First Officer Qualification (FOQ) rule change, regional airlines are struggling to meet hiring needs. Prior to the rule change, pilots were willing to fly for regional airlines at low pay as a stepping-stone to a career at major airlines. Since the rule change, higher minimum qualifications requiring a greater investment for aspiring pilots appear to have impacted the appeal of this career path. This study explores that claim with the purpose of understanding the impact of the FOQ rule change on the career aspirations of collegiate aviation flight students and examining student perceptions of the ...


A Framework For Problem-Based Learning: Teaching Mathematics With A Relational Problem-Based Pedagogy, Carmel Schettino Oct 2016

A Framework For Problem-Based Learning: Teaching Mathematics With A Relational Problem-Based Pedagogy, Carmel Schettino

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

One recommendation for encouraging young women and other underrepresented students in their mathematical studies is to find instructional methods, such as problem-based learning (PBL), that allow them to feel included in the learning process. Using a more relationally centered pedagogy along with more inclusive instructional methods may be a way to foster an interest in studying mathematics in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. However, many mathematics teachers are at a loss in not only how to instruct with PBL methods but also how to create the environment that encourages optimal learning.


Facilitating Problem Framing In Project-Based Learning, Vanessa Svihla, Richard Reeve Oct 2016

Facilitating Problem Framing In Project-Based Learning, Vanessa Svihla, Richard Reeve

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

While problem solving is a relatively well understood process, problem framing is less well understood, particularly with regard to supporting students to learn as they frame problems. Project-based learning classrooms are an ideal setting to investigate how teachers facilitate this process. Using participant observation, this study investigated how teachers supported students in taking ownership over the framing of problems in a charter school that serves students who have been underserved by traditional schooling. Data include audio/video records, field notes, interviews, and student work from a nineweek project. Interaction analysis was used to examine ownership and learning over time. Analysis ...


Professional Development For The Integration Of Engineering In High School Stem Classrooms, Jonathan E. Singer, Julia M. Ross, Yvette Jackson-Lee Jun 2016

Professional Development For The Integration Of Engineering In High School Stem Classrooms, Jonathan E. Singer, Julia M. Ross, Yvette Jackson-Lee

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in the U.S. is in transition. The recently published A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas as well as the Next Generation Science Standards are responsive to this call and clearly articulate a vision that includes engineering practices as key components. This shift presents significant challenges to school districts owing to a stark lack of research-based engineering-focused instructional materials and corresponding teacher professional development. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a professional development program on high school STEM teachers’ ability to enact ...


Building Up Stem: An Analysis Of Teacher-Developed Engineering Design-Based Stem Integration Curricular Materials, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Tamara J. Moore, Michael Harwell Jun 2016

Building Up Stem: An Analysis Of Teacher-Developed Engineering Design-Based Stem Integration Curricular Materials, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Tamara J. Moore, Michael Harwell

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

Improving K–12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education has a priority on numerous education reforms in the United States. To that end, developing and sustaining quality programs that focus on integrated STEM education is critical for educators. Successful implementation of any STEM program is related to the curriculum materials used. Educators increasingly recognize the challenge of finding quality curriculum materials for integrated STEM education. In this study, 48 teachers participated in a year-long professional development program on STEM integration, and they designed 20 new engineering design-based STEM curriculum units. Each STEM curriculum unit includes an engineering challenge in ...


Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics Through Agriculture, Food And Natural Resources, Neil Knobloch, Hui-Hui Wang May 2016

Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics Through Agriculture, Food And Natural Resources, Neil Knobloch, Hui-Hui Wang

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources


Research Goes To School - A Model, Lisa P. Kirkham, Kari L. Clase, Gabriela Weaver, Alex Madsen, Sandra Laursen May 2016

Research Goes To School - A Model, Lisa P. Kirkham, Kari L. Clase, Gabriela Weaver, Alex Madsen, Sandra Laursen

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

No abstract provided.


Promoting Effective Teaching In Science Learning Through Engineering Design [Sled], Brenda Capobianco, James Lehman, Chell Nyquist, Todd Kelley, Nancy Tyrie May 2016

Promoting Effective Teaching In Science Learning Through Engineering Design [Sled], Brenda Capobianco, James Lehman, Chell Nyquist, Todd Kelley, Nancy Tyrie

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

No abstract provided.


Science Express, Bill Bayley 4947861 May 2016

Science Express, Bill Bayley 4947861

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

The College of Science at Purdue University, through its Chemistry, Life Science, Physics, and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences departments, delivers research grade instruments to high schools throughout central Indiana.

This project provides an opportunity for young students, from all backgrounds, to have hands-on learning experiences with instruments used in research laboratories today. These experiences increase the students' and teachers' skills and understanding of modern scientific technology.

The equipment, mounted on rolling carts, is delivered directly into the classroom for use by the students. The Instrument Project creates opportunities for teachers and students to learn the theory and practice associated ...


Purdue Polytechnic Institute And Project Lead The Way (Pltw), Kevin Kaluf May 2016

Purdue Polytechnic Institute And Project Lead The Way (Pltw), Kevin Kaluf

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

No abstract provided.


Research Goes To School - A Model, Lisa P. Kirkham, Kari L. Clase, Alex Madsen, Gabriela Weaver, Sandra Laursen May 2016

Research Goes To School - A Model, Lisa P. Kirkham, Kari L. Clase, Alex Madsen, Gabriela Weaver, Sandra Laursen

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

No abstract provided.


Designstem, Selcen Guzey May 2016

Designstem, Selcen Guzey

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

No abstract provided.


Indiana Council For Economic Education, Jeff Sanson May 2016

Indiana Council For Economic Education, Jeff Sanson

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

The Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE), a center in the Department of Agricultural Economics prepare students to become active citizens and productive members of our economy by providing them with the ability to make sound economic and financial decisions.

This poster provides a summary of activities conducted throughout Indiana.


Build Strong Bodies And Minds Through Service Learning, David Sederberg May 2016

Build Strong Bodies And Minds Through Service Learning, David Sederberg

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

In Physics and Astronomy at Purdue, service learning is an essential component to our outreach programs. While providing authentic deliverables to the “customer,” service learning engages individuals in ways through which they are able to make meaningful contributions, while at the same time developing their own knowledge and expertise in an area of personal interest or commitment. That learning may involve leadership, instructional design, communication of science fundamentals and applications to K-12 and general audiences, research, reflective practice, and the acquisition of skills that last a lifetime. This presentation illustrates ways in which we leverage resources between service learning and ...


Indiana Science Initiative Increases Istep+ Passing Rates, Paul Ainslie May 2016

Indiana Science Initiative Increases Istep+ Passing Rates, Paul Ainslie

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

No abstract provided.


Inquiry And Innovation In The Classroom: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, And Pbl To Drive Student Success, Aysenur Ozyer, Brent G. Wilson May 2016

Inquiry And Innovation In The Classroom: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, And Pbl To Drive Student Success, Aysenur Ozyer, Brent G. Wilson

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

No abstract provided.


Making An Impact: Empowering Student Via Information Use, Michael Flierl Apr 2016

Making An Impact: Empowering Student Via Information Use, Michael Flierl

IMPACT Presentations

Presentation on Purdue's IMPACT program for the First Nations Knowledge Services without Borders Institute gathering at Maskwacis, Alberta in April, 2016.


Science Demonstrations, Steven Smith Feb 2016

Science Demonstrations, Steven Smith

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Use demonstrations to engage students and get them thinking about concepts through multiple science areas. Demos and brief discussions until we run out of time.


Making An Impact: Transforming Academic Courses Through Student-Centered Teaching, Clarence Maybee Jan 2016

Making An Impact: Transforming Academic Courses Through Student-Centered Teaching, Clarence Maybee

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Describing how the Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) program supports multiple educational initiatives, including informed learning, this keynote presentation was given on April 21, 2016 as part of the Visiting Scholar Lecture Series hosted by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.


Common Conversations About Teaching And Learning: Making An Impact, Clarence Maybee, Catherine Fraser Riehle, Michael Flierl Jan 2016

Common Conversations About Teaching And Learning: Making An Impact, Clarence Maybee, Catherine Fraser Riehle, Michael Flierl

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This panel discussed the Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) program from three perspectives: 1) IMPACT Management team member gauging campus-wide involvement, developer of lessons for the weekly faculty learning community meetings, and a leader of an IMPACT team comprised of three Purdue instructors and members from Purdue Libraries, Center for Instructional Excellence, and Information Technology at Purdue. The panel presentation was given on April 21, 2016 as part of the Visiting Scholar Lecture Series hosted by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.