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Signaling Diversity And Inclusion For Open Source Project Health, Georg J.P. Link Mar 2019

Signaling Diversity And Inclusion For Open Source Project Health, Georg J.P. Link

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Open source projects often consist of mostly white, male, and English-speaking software developers. For the past decade, women and people from minority backgrounds have sought to bring more diversity to open source projects and make them more inclusive. This presentation summarizes research findings of how projects signal diversity and inclusion to attract these people. A key finding is that signals for diversity and inclusion are wanted, but projects struggle to put them into practice. The presentation discusses implications for signaling theory and open source projects.


The Ends Or The Means? An Interface To Investigate How Novice Designers Utilize Causal And Effectual Modes Of Thinking, Callen Hedglen Mar 2018

The Ends Or The Means? An Interface To Investigate How Novice Designers Utilize Causal And Effectual Modes Of Thinking, Callen Hedglen

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Creativity is crucial to the success of the new product design process and is a driving factor in innovation and long-term economic viability. Prior work has shown that effectual modes of thinking, that is, leveraging existing resources to develop an innovative solution, can lead to more creative outcomes. A new web interface was developed to empirically test the impact of effectual thinking on the creativity of early phase design idea generation. A pilot study was conducted using this interface to investigate novice designers’ click-level behaviors with effectual and causal information.


Engaging Users: Enabling Data Analysis, James M. Hopkins Mar 2017

Engaging Users: Enabling Data Analysis, James M. Hopkins

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The challenge in many data collection/analysis efforts is that of engaging users to participate. The Juvenile Case Management System (JCMS) project is a solution to that challenge. JCMS is developed in a collaborative effort between the Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI), the Nebraska Crime Commission, and the Public Health Informatics Research Lab.

Information systems must engage their users to be effective. This research investigates engaging users to interact with information systems and improve data collection for analysis.

The JCMS platform provides a web-based, centralized, database system to users working across the state of Nebraska. By involving users in system and ...


Enhancing The Citizen Scientist Experience Through Responsive Web Design, Sydney Lintner, Douglas Stahlnecker Mar 2017

Enhancing The Citizen Scientist Experience Through Responsive Web Design, Sydney Lintner, Douglas Stahlnecker

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Citizen science is currently employed in a variety of fields and has been enabling the collection of large swaths of data that would otherwise go uncollected. The Nebraska Watershed Network (NWN) utilizes citizen scientists to perform water tests, and currently, the results are written on postcards and then mailed to the NWN. We believe that using the proper technological tools will enhance the citizen scientist experience and the data collection process. We have developed a database and web application for the NWN that will allow citizen scientists to use their smartphones to enter their results immediately upon completing the tests ...


Determining The Interruption Of Services While Performing V2i Communication Using The Spmd Prototype, Binaya Raj Joshi Nov 2016

Determining The Interruption Of Services While Performing V2i Communication Using The Spmd Prototype, Binaya Raj Joshi

Student Work

The use of Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I), Vehicle to Roadside Unit (V2R) and Vehicle to Other (V2X) communications are increasingly applied over existing and upcoming transportation means by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and other federal agencies. From previous statistical data, these technologies would primarily avoid or mitigate vehicle crashes and would provide more safety, mobility and various other benefits on the roads (“Traffic Safety Facts 2012,” 2013; “Traffic Safety Facts 2013” 2014). During the communication processes between vehicles, infrastructures and roadside units’ various sensitive data such as positions and speed of the vehicles ...


Emerge, Tammi M. Owens Jan 2014

Emerge, Tammi M. Owens

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Lightning talk presented at the 2014 LITA Forum. This inspire talk was for my early-career colleagues with titles like "Emerging Technologies Librarian," especially those who are at smaller institutions. Created on the fly on the iPad Mini with Haiku Deck.


Google And The World Brain, Dereck Daschke Jan 2013

Google And The World Brain, Dereck Daschke

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Google and the World Brain (2013) directed by Ben Lewis.


The Use Of Robotics, Gps And Gis Technologies To Encourage Stem-Oriented Learning In Youth, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Gwen Nugent, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett Sep 2009

The Use Of Robotics, Gps And Gis Technologies To Encourage Stem-Oriented Learning In Youth, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Gwen Nugent, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

In our technology rich world, the educational areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) play an increasingly essential role in developing well-prepared specialists for the 21st century workplace. Unfortunately, interest in theses areas has been declining for a few decades. Various innovative educational initiatives in formal and informal learning environments have been undertaken nationally to attempt to encourage STEM-oriented learning. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the particular program described in this paper focuses on middle school youth in non-formal learning environments. The program integrates educational robotics, Global Positioning System (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) technologies to provide ...


Using Robotics To Equip K-12 Teachers: Silicon Prairie Initiative For Robotics In Information Technology (Spirit), Alisa Gilmore, Bing Chen, Neal Grandgenett Jun 2009

Using Robotics To Equip K-12 Teachers: Silicon Prairie Initiative For Robotics In Information Technology (Spirit), Alisa Gilmore, Bing Chen, Neal Grandgenett

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

The Silicon Prairie Initiative for Robotics in Information Technology (SPIRIT) is a unique collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Engineering, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Education, and the local Omaha Public Schools (OPS) system. With funding from an NSF ITEST grant, from 2006 – 2008 the initiative recruited and trained 97 math and science middle school teachers through summer workshops and follow-up sessions during the school year, with the goal of equipping teachers in hands-on engineering design principles and providing curriculum development support for STEM instruction. The centerpiece of the training was the ...


A New Model Of 4-H Volunteer Development In Science, Engineering, And Technology Programs, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent Apr 2009

A New Model Of 4-H Volunteer Development In Science, Engineering, And Technology Programs, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

New initiatives centered on science, engineering, and technology (SET) in 4-H may be moving away from the long-established adult volunteer delivery model. This shift in delivery may be due to a lack of availability of adult volunteers who possess the necessary SET competencies to effectively lead 4-H clubs. One way to offset this trend may be to blend traditional face-to-face training with continuous training efforts that include asynchronous on-line training modules, synchronous Web-based meetings, and self-directed learning. This new 4-H SET Volunteer Competencies Training Model is being tested in the Nebraska 4-H Robotics and GPS/GIS program.


Blogs, Wikis, & More…, Karen K. Hein Jun 2006

Blogs, Wikis, & More…, Karen K. Hein

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

A presentation of ways to use social media platforms in libraries. The presentation first discusses blogs and wikis: an overview of what they are, examples, uses in libraries, considerations, and sources for more information. Next,, RSS is discussed: what it is, how it is used, tools required, and examples of RSS tools. Lastly, social tagging is discussed: what it is, why librarians/libraries/information professionals should care, sources for more information and examples.


Integrated Technologies, Innovative Learning (Vol. Ii), Steve Rhine, Mark Bailey, Neal Grandgenett, Nebraska Department Of Education Jan 2005

Integrated Technologies, Innovative Learning (Vol. Ii), Steve Rhine, Mark Bailey, Neal Grandgenett, Nebraska Department Of Education

Faculty Books and Monographs

Chapter 8: Midwestern Independence and Educational Technology Use: Evaluation Strategies of the Nebraska Catalyst Project, co-authored by Neal Grandgenett, UNO faculty member.

This chapter discusses the efforts of the Nebraska Catalyst Project and its collaborative evaluation process for monitoring progress of the integration of educational technology use into pre-service teacher education in the state. Nebraska is a very independent operational environment for educational institutions, which includes 535 K12 school districts, and 17 institutions of higher education accrediting Nebraska teachers. Such institutional independence meant that the higher education institutions and K12 school districts, although individually quite excellent, had limited experience in ...


Local E-Government In Norway: Current Status And Emerging Issues, Leif Skiftenes Flak, Dag H. Olsen, Peter Wolcott Jan 2005

Local E-Government In Norway: Current Status And Emerging Issues, Leif Skiftenes Flak, Dag H. Olsen, Peter Wolcott

Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Faculty Publications

Recent studies indicate that e-government initiatives have not held their promise of improving government services. The majority of efforts to benchmark e-government have had central government as the unit of analysis. This study employs the MeGAP-3 (The Municipal E-Government Assessmen Project) assessment tool to assess the status of municipal e-government in the Agder region in southern Norway, an area with high Internet penetration and mature information and communication technology (ICT) use. MeGAP-3 proved effective in providing a relative positioning of these Norwegian municipalities, but we argue that country specific assessment indicators are needed to complement the tool and enable cross-country ...


The Airline Quality Rating 2004, Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, Uno Aviation Institute Apr 2004

The Airline Quality Rating 2004, Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 04-1

The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method of comparing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, the Airline Quality Rating 2004, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for 2003. AQR scores far the calendar year 2003 are based on 15 elements in four major areas that focus on airline performance aspects important to air travel consumers.

The Airline Quality Rating 2004 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for U.S. airlines that have at least 1% of domestic passenger volume during 2003. Using ...


The Conference Proceedings Of The 2003 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) World Conference, Vol. 2, Brent Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, Uno Aviation Institute Jul 2003

The Conference Proceedings Of The 2003 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) World Conference, Vol. 2, Brent Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 03-6


The Conference Proceedings Of The 2003 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) World Conference, Volume 1, Brent Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, Uno Aviation Institute Jul 2003

The Conference Proceedings Of The 2003 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) World Conference, Volume 1, Brent Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 03-5


The Conference Proceedings Of The 2003 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) World Conference, Volume 3, Brent D. Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, Uno Aviation Institute Jul 2003

The Conference Proceedings Of The 2003 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) World Conference, Volume 3, Brent D. Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 03-7


The Conference Proceedings Of The 2003 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) World Conference, Volume 5, Brent Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, Uno Aviation Institute Jul 2003

The Conference Proceedings Of The 2003 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) World Conference, Volume 5, Brent Bowen, Sveinn Gudmundsson, Tae Hoon Oum, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 03-9


The Airline Quality Rating 2003, Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, Uno Aviation Institute Apr 2003

The Airline Quality Rating 2003, Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 03-1

The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method of comparing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, the Airline Quality Rating 2003, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for 2002. AQR scores for the calendar year 2002 are based on 15 elements that focus on airline performance areas important to air travel consumers.

The Airline Quality Rating 2003 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for the 10 largest U.S. airlines operating during 2002. Using the Airline Quality Rating system of weighted averages and ...


Global Diffusion Of The Internet - I: India: Is The Elephant Learning To Dance?, Peter Wolcott, Seymour E. Goodman Jan 2003

Global Diffusion Of The Internet - I: India: Is The Elephant Learning To Dance?, Peter Wolcott, Seymour E. Goodman

Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Faculty Publications

With his proclamation in 1998 that "IT is India's tomorrow", Prime Minister Vajpayee captured a vision of a 21st century India substantially different from that of the previous century, with its high levels of poverty, bloated bureaucracies, and protectionist policies. He envisioned the new India as a major IT power, fully integrated with the global economy, bringing about substantial domestic and international benefit. The Internet is a key to this vision, both as an enabler of technology-based change, and as an indicator of the vision's fulfillment.

Using an analytic framework developed by the authors and others, this study ...


Introducing The Global Diffusion Of The Internet Series, Peter Wolcott, Seymour E. Goodman Jan 2003

Introducing The Global Diffusion Of The Internet Series, Peter Wolcott, Seymour E. Goodman

Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Faculty Publications

Many genes can play a role in multiple biological processes or molecular functions. Identifying multifunctional genes at the genome-wide level and studying their properties can shed light upon the complexity of molecular events that underpin cellular functioning, thereby leading to a better understanding of the functional landscape of the cell. However, to date, genome-wide analysis of multifunctional genes (and the proteins they encode) has been limited. Here we introduce a computational approach that uses known functional annotations to extract genes playing a role in at least two distinct biological processes. We leverage functional genomics data sets for three organisms—H ...


The Family Science Starter Kit: A Manual To Assist You In The Development Of A Family Aeronautical Science Program, Henry R. Leher, Uno Aviation Institute Nov 2002

The Family Science Starter Kit: A Manual To Assist You In The Development Of A Family Aeronautical Science Program, Henry R. Leher, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 02-6

This book is designed to involve families working together on several different hands-on activities during evening meetings at school. The basis for these activities is the in-school study of related science and mathematical concepts and topics by the students in each family. The program provides an opportunity for families to work together in an interesting and enjoyable manner. The Family Aeronautical Science demonstration project consisted of three parts: (1) the in-school study of aeronautics during select science classes; (2) the extensive after-school use of the school’s computer laboratory; and (3) evening Family Aeronautical Science Nights. Key ...


The Aeronautics Education, Research, And Industry Alliance (Aerial) 2002 Report, Brent D. Bowen, Mary M. Fink, Jocelyn S. Nickerson, Uno Aviation Institute Nov 2002

The Aeronautics Education, Research, And Industry Alliance (Aerial) 2002 Report, Brent D. Bowen, Mary M. Fink, Jocelyn S. Nickerson, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 02-7

The NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium (NSGC) & EPSCoR programs at the University I of Nebraska at Omaha are involved in a variety of innovative research activities. Such research is supported through the Aeronautics Education, Research, and Industry Alliance (AERIAL) and collaborative seed funds. AERIAL is a comprehensive, mulch-faceted, five year NASA EPSCoR initiative that contributes substantially to the strategic research and technology priorities of NASA while intensifying Nebraska’s rapidly growing aeronautics research and development endeavors.

AERIAL includes three major collaborative research teams (CRTs) whose nexus is a common focus in aeronautics research. Each CRT - Small Aircraft ...


The Internet In India And China, Larry Press, William Foster, Peter Wolcott, William Mchenry Oct 2002

The Internet In India And China, Larry Press, William Foster, Peter Wolcott, William Mchenry

Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Faculty Publications

This article compares the diffusion of the Internet in China and India. Using a six–dimension framework for characterizing the state of the Internet in a nation, we observe that, while both nations have made significant progress since our last comparison (in 1999), China enjoys a substantial lead over India.

We also examine determinants of Internet diffusion. We find that the Chinese Internet has benefited from economic and trade reform begun in the late 1980s, a strong government commitment to the Internet, complementary human and capital resources, etc. The two nations have very different governments and policies, leading to differing ...


Nebraska Initiative For Aerospace Research And Industrial Development (Niarid): Final Report, Brent D. Bowen, Uno Aviation Institute Aug 2002

Nebraska Initiative For Aerospace Research And Industrial Development (Niarid): Final Report, Brent D. Bowen, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 02-1

The Nebraska Initiative for Aerospace Research and Industrial Development (NIARID) was designed to accelerate the state’s efforts to expand its capacity, national competitiveness, and infrastructure in aerospace research and industry. The systemic goal of the NIARID was to strengthen Nebraska’s long-term ability to develop new, and strengthen current, aerospace research activities that increase the state’s national research competitiveness, foster sustainable growth in aerospace-related industry and the state’s economic development; complement the mission and activities of the Nebraska Space Grant Consortium (NSGC); and advance the goals of NASA and its enterprises. Funding from NIARID ...


The Airline Quality Rating 2002, Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, Uno Aviation Institute Apr 2002

The Airline Quality Rating 2002, Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 02-2

The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method of comparing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, Airline Quality Rating 2002, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for 2001. AQR scores for the calendar year 2001 are based on 15 elements that focus on airline performance areas important to air travel consumers.

The Airline Quality Rating 2002 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for the 11 largest U.S. airlines operating during 2001. Using the Airline Quality Rating system of weighted averages and monthly ...


The Proceedings Of The Nasa Aerospace Technology Symposium 2002, Brent D. Bowen, Mary M. Fink, Michaela M. Schaaf, Uno Aviation Institute Mar 2002

The Proceedings Of The Nasa Aerospace Technology Symposium 2002, Brent D. Bowen, Mary M. Fink, Michaela M. Schaaf, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 02-4


The Conference Proceedings Of The 2001 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) Of The Wctr Society, Volume 2, Yeong-Heok Lee, Brent D. Bowen, Scott E. Tarry, Uno Aviation Institute Jul 2001

The Conference Proceedings Of The 2001 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) Of The Wctr Society, Volume 2, Yeong-Heok Lee, Brent D. Bowen, Scott E. Tarry, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 01-7


The Conference Proceedings Of The 2001 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) Of The Wctr Society, Volume 3, Yeong-Heok Lee, Brent D. Bowen, Scott E. Tarry, Uno Aviation Institute Jul 2001

The Conference Proceedings Of The 2001 Air Transport Research Society (Atrs) Of The Wctr Society, Volume 3, Yeong-Heok Lee, Brent D. Bowen, Scott E. Tarry, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 01-8


The Airline Quality Rating 2001, Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, Uno Aviation Institute Apr 2001

The Airline Quality Rating 2001, Brent D. Bowen, Dean Headley, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 01-2

The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method of comparing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, Airline Quality Rating 2001, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for 2000. AQR scores for the calendar year 2000 are based on 15 elements that focus on airline performance areas important to air travel consumers.

The Airline Quality Rating 2001 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for the ten major U.S. airlines operating during 2000. Using the Airline Quality Rating system of weighted averages and monthly ...