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Automated, Web-Based, Second-Chance Homework, Randall W. Hall, Leslie G. Butler, Saundra Y. Mcguire, Sean P. Mcglynn, Gary L. Lyon, Ron L. Reese, Patrick A. Limbach Nov 2001

Automated, Web-Based, Second-Chance Homework, Randall W. Hall, Leslie G. Butler, Saundra Y. Mcguire, Sean P. Mcglynn, Gary L. Lyon, Ron L. Reese, Patrick A. Limbach

Randall W. Hall

Procedures and programs for Web-based homework administration were developed and tested. The special feature of the protocol is the option of a "second chance". When a student gives a wrong answer in the weekly homework assignment, a second version of the same question is posed to that student within 48 hours. Both the original and the second versions of the homework are Web-based and automatically graded. More than 90% of the students used the second chance at least once during the semester. More than 60% used this feature for every homework assignment. The second-chance option motivates students to study the ...


Evolution Of A Scientific Meeting: Eighty Annual Meetings Of The American Society Of Mammalogists, 1919-2000, Hugh H. Genoways, Patricia W. Freeman Jun 2001

Evolution Of A Scientific Meeting: Eighty Annual Meetings Of The American Society Of Mammalogists, 1919-2000, Hugh H. Genoways, Patricia W. Freeman

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

The American Society of Mammalogists has held 80 annual meetings between 1919 and 2000. These meetings have been held in 32 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Mexico. At least 86 people have served as the chair or co-chair of the Local Committee planning the meetings. The number of technical presentations has grown from a low of 17 in 1921 to 340 in 1994. Symposia were an early feature of annual meetings but did not become a regular feature until 1971. Poster presentations were introduced in 1979 and reached a high of 195 posters at the 1994 ...


Ec2000 Criterion 2: A Procedure For Creating, Assessing, And Documenting Program Educational Objectives, Michael Carter, Sarah A. Rajala, Rebecca Brent Jun 2001

Ec2000 Criterion 2: A Procedure For Creating, Assessing, And Documenting Program Educational Objectives, Michael Carter, Sarah A. Rajala, Rebecca Brent

Sarah A. Rajala

Criterion 2 [Program Educational Objectives (PEO)] is arguably the most important part of ABET EC2000. PEO embody the broad vision for an engineering program that drives the overall accreditation process. They also provide a crucial nexus point for the assessment of each program, the point at which the programmatic issues of the other EC2000 criteria—curriculum, faculty, facilities, etc.—are considered within the larger context of the needs of key constituencies of the program and the mission of the institution. Criterion 2 plays an essential role in EC2000's goal of encouraging continuous improvement in engineering programs and of providing ...


Savma Symposium Academic Competitions, Christian Taylor Jan 2001

Savma Symposium Academic Competitions, Christian Taylor

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Fifteen schools had students competing in six different academic competitions during the SAVMA Symposium. Events held on Friday, March 9, 2001 included anatomylhistology, microbiology/parasitology, equine aging, breed identification, and bovine palpation. Saturday morning's SAVMA Challenge, the symposium's final academic event, saw six schools compete for SAVMA's biggest team trophy.


A Peek At Something Different: Complementary Medicine At Savma 2001, Jennifer Shackett Jan 2001

A Peek At Something Different: Complementary Medicine At Savma 2001, Jennifer Shackett

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Students interested in learning more about complementary modalities of treatment in veterinary medicine were provided with ample opportunity at SAVMA Symposium 2001. Lectures and wetlabs were presented that introduced audiences and participants to some basic techniques and theories in three rapidly emerging areas: chiropractic therapy, massage and rehabilitation therapy, and acupuncture. Dr. Pedro Rivera of the Healing Oasis Wellness Center provided instruction about chiropractic and massage therapy. He explained that the main purpose of these modalities is to optimize health and allow for quicker healing times from injury or surgery, and that they should not in any way replace conventional ...


Savma Symposium Evening Activities, Barbara Hippie Jan 2001

Savma Symposium Evening Activities, Barbara Hippie

Iowa State University Veterinarian

After long days of challenging wetlabs, stimulating lectures and grueling competitions, all of the guests at Symposium gathered on the floor of Hilton Coliseum for an evening of fun and relaxation. The first evening was a "Beach-Luau" theme hosted by Purina. Guests were encouraged to come dressed for the occasion and enjoy the "Hilton Beach" (complete with sun, sand, toys, lounge chair and a pool!) while dancing to the tropical sounds of our DJ, Al. The highlight of the evening had to have been the "Reverse Bikini Contest." Quite a few of the brave male veterinary students donned bikinis of ...


Looking For Leadership: The Search For A New Dean Continues, Bonnie Smith Jan 2001

Looking For Leadership: The Search For A New Dean Continues, Bonnie Smith

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On July 1, 2000, Dr. Richard Ross stepped down from his duties as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine to fill his new role as dean of the College of Agriculture here at Iowa State University. Since October 1, Dr. Norman Cheville, formerly head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology, has been serving as interim dean of the college. Meanwhile, the university began its search for the right person to lead the College of Veterinary Medicine into the 21st century.


Dr. John Kluge Retires, Suzanna Brown Jan 2001

Dr. John Kluge Retires, Suzanna Brown

Iowa State University Veterinarian

John Kluge, University Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Pathology, has retired from his position at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by the faculty and students at Iowa State. Dr. Kluge received his B.S. (agriculture) and D.V.M. from the University of Missouri, his M.S. from Iowa State, and his Ph.D. in pathology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


A Whirlwind Of Activity, Michael Costello Jan 2001

A Whirlwind Of Activity, Michael Costello

Iowa State University Veterinarian

That Wednesday morning started way too early for the middle of spring break. But this was no ordinary spring break for Iowa State veterinary students. Delegates from all the vet schools would begin arriving at any moment marking the start of the SAVMA Symposium. Dozens of Iowa Staters were receiving last minute instructions along with hand-held radios to help keep everyone in touch, or at least to make them feel they had some control over what was to come. This was the last moment before the fun began, and the craziness didn't stop until late Sunday night.


Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland, To The World... Jan 2001

Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland, To The World...

Iowa State University Veterinarian

For one weekend in March, Ames became the vet student capital of the world as nearly 1400 vet students from every vet school in the country converged on the city. After more than a year of planning, fundraising, and organizing, the veterinary students of Iowa State University welcomed their colleagues from around the country for a weekend of education, competition, and of course, socialization.


Meeting The Needs Of Industry: Development Of A Microcontroller Course For Mechanical Engineers, W. G. Culbreth Jan 2001

Meeting The Needs Of Industry: Development Of A Microcontroller Course For Mechanical Engineers, W. G. Culbreth

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


An Engineering Linkage To K 12 Teachers, Lawrence Genalo, Jenny Golder, Melinda Gallagher Jan 2001

An Engineering Linkage To K 12 Teachers, Lawrence Genalo, Jenny Golder, Melinda Gallagher

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Engineering faculty at Iowa State University have worked collaboratively with teacher education faculty since 1996 to offer an undergraduate course entitled Toying with Technology to elementary and secondary education majors1, 2. The development of this technology literacy course provided students with an appreciation for the technological innovations that surround them. Studies have shown that students form many of their overall career and educational attitudes as early as elementary school. Elementary (and even secondary) schoolteachers who have an appreciation for technology will likely convey that appreciation to their students. This will, in turn, broaden the horizons of these students regarding the ...


Journal Of Mathematics And Science: Collaborative Explorations Jan 2001

Journal Of Mathematics And Science: Collaborative Explorations

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Contents Jan 2001

Contents

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Title Page Jan 2001

Title Page

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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The Puerto Rico Collaborative For Excellence In Teacher Preparation (Pr-Cetp): Development Of A Knowledge Building Community Of Practice, J. Arce, S. Macksoud Jan 2001

The Puerto Rico Collaborative For Excellence In Teacher Preparation (Pr-Cetp): Development Of A Knowledge Building Community Of Practice, J. Arce, S. Macksoud

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


The Transition To College Process In Pr-Cetp Scholars, E. Rivera, M. Rosa, A. Santiago, N. Torres, M. Bravo Jan 2001

The Transition To College Process In Pr-Cetp Scholars, E. Rivera, M. Rosa, A. Santiago, N. Torres, M. Bravo

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

This article describes a study about the experiences of a group of students during the transition from high school to college. The students are future teachers who evidenced a high level of academic achievement in high school and received merit scholarships from the Puerto Rico Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (PR-CETP). Two groups of students were compared: those who sustained a high GPA during their freshman year, and those who did not and, therefore, no longer qualified for the scholarship. The study was carried out through focused interviews with eight students, from three universities, four of whom maintained the ...


Concept Building Through Active Learning Experiences With The Calculator Based Laboratory (Cbl), N. Motta Jan 2001

Concept Building Through Active Learning Experiences With The Calculator Based Laboratory (Cbl), N. Motta

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Application Of Biotechnology To Solve Relevant Biological Problems Promotes Understanding Of Underlying Concepts, P. A. Burrowes, G. M. Nazario Jan 2001

Application Of Biotechnology To Solve Relevant Biological Problems Promotes Understanding Of Underlying Concepts, P. A. Burrowes, G. M. Nazario

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

Although some efforts have been made to modify the curriculum of the Introductory Biology laboratories from a passive to a more experimental form, the use of modern biotechnology had not been implemented at our institution. The need to understand the applications of modern technology to real-life situations seems imperative at the turn of the century [1,2]. Because several studies have shown that the study of biotechnology by itself does not increase conceptual understanding, the objective of this research was to determine if the use of biotechnology to solve relevant biological problems increased conceptual understanding among our students. We designed ...


Helping Students Master Concepts In Mechanics By Graphing With Spreadsheets, G. F. Restrepo Jan 2001

Helping Students Master Concepts In Mechanics By Graphing With Spreadsheets, G. F. Restrepo

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

An example of a curricular activity to help students master concepts in mechanics is presented. Students measure positions and times of movements using calculators, and construct graphs using spreadsheets. Students learn to connect concepts in mechanics and reinforce them following a spiral approach of increasing complexity. Comments from students about the activity are also presented.


An Innovative University Course For Cooperating Teachers, M. Aguirre Ortiz, L. Gaspar Jan 2001

An Innovative University Course For Cooperating Teachers, M. Aguirre Ortiz, L. Gaspar

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

The transformation of a course for certifying cooperating teachers in Puerto Rico is described. The course was transformed to strengthen the teaching of science and mathematics and to make the course more congruent with the educational principles of constructivism promoted by the CETP projects at the national level, including Puerto Rico. The 45-hour requirement was distributed over nine days. The Open Space strategy was modified to include multiple active teaching-learning and assessment techniques, which promoted a learning environment based on trust, dedication, and the commitment of all participants to learn and help each other learn. Even more relevant was the ...


Using Manipulatives In Undergraduate Mathematics Courses, D. Moore Jan 2001

Using Manipulatives In Undergraduate Mathematics Courses, D. Moore

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

Students in undergraduate mathematics classes not only benefit from the use of manipulatives in the classroom, but also enjoy them. This paper specifically outlines one successful activity that used manipulatives in a large section of a precalculus course and then explores possibilities in other courses. It also addresses the use of mathematics manipulatives as a platform to introduce both active and cooperative learning in a large lecture setting.


Understanding Of The Mole Concept Achieved By Students In A Constructivist General Chemistry Course, C. Utria-Echevarria, M. Bravo Jan 2001

Understanding Of The Mole Concept Achieved By Students In A Constructivist General Chemistry Course, C. Utria-Echevarria, M. Bravo

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

The purpose of this research project was to study the conceptual understanding achieved in a general chemistry course based on a constructivist approach. A group of 28 students participated in repeated measures obtained by means of conceptual maps about the mole concept prepared three times during the course: at the beginning the course, immediately after the concept was studied, and after studying other related concepts. In addition, eight students selected from the group of 28 were interviewed. The interviews were carried out focusing on their conceptual maps. The analysis of the repeated measures indicated significant differences among the three times ...


The Learning Of Mathematical Concepts And Principles Through The Integration Of Technology In Laboratory Activities, E. Morera Gonzalez Jan 2001

The Learning Of Mathematical Concepts And Principles Through The Integration Of Technology In Laboratory Activities, E. Morera Gonzalez

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


The Design, Implementation, And Assessment Of A New Capstone Course Aimed At Science Education Majors, R. Betancourt, J. Arce Jan 2001

The Design, Implementation, And Assessment Of A New Capstone Course Aimed At Science Education Majors, R. Betancourt, J. Arce

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

This paper rationalizes the selection of the concept of energy as the central theme of a new capstone course aimed at science education majors. It describes the goals of the course and the activities that preceded the course design and led to the selection of the topics, of the educational materials, and of the teaching methodologies. It presents a sequential description of the manner in which the conceptual knowledge of energy was to be developed. The specific experiments, interactive demonstrations and other educational materials utilized for the conceptual development of the concept of energy in context are described and referenced ...


Creativity Vs. Structure: A Challenge In Discovery Chemistry, R. S. Lamba Jan 2001

Creativity Vs. Structure: A Challenge In Discovery Chemistry, R. S. Lamba

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Program Evaluation In The Context Of Debates In The Field: The Evaluation Of Pr-Cetp, M. Bravo Jan 2001

Program Evaluation In The Context Of Debates In The Field: The Evaluation Of Pr-Cetp, M. Bravo

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

This paper rationalizes the selection of the concept of energy as the central theme of a new capstone course aimed at science education majors. It describes the goals of the course and the activities that preceded the course design and led to the selection of the topics, of the educational materials, and of the teaching methodologies. It presents a sequential description of the manner in which the conceptual knowledge of energy was to be developed. The specific experiments, interactive demonstrations and other educational materials utilized for the conceptual development of the concept of energy in context are described and referenced ...


Project Matrix: Identifying The Mathematically Talented And Meeting The Mathematical Needs Of All, M. K. Murray Jan 2001

Project Matrix: Identifying The Mathematically Talented And Meeting The Mathematical Needs Of All, M. K. Murray

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Saturday Morning Parent And Child Education (Pace), D. J. Bagby, P. A. Priestas Jan 2001

Saturday Morning Parent And Child Education (Pace), D. J. Bagby, P. A. Priestas

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Bridges To The Baccalaureate Program At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College And Virginia Commonwealth University, D. Neely-Fisher Jan 2001

Bridges To The Baccalaureate Program At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College And Virginia Commonwealth University, D. Neely-Fisher

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

This paper describes a research apprenticeship to encourage and to inspire minority students to major in disciplines that lead to careers in biomedical research.