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Assistive Technology (At): Opportunities For Interdisciplinary Research, Education, And Service Delivery, Alkim Akyurtlu, Deirdra Murphy, Alexandra Bonardi, Tom Mercier, Craig Armiento May 2013

Assistive Technology (At): Opportunities For Interdisciplinary Research, Education, And Service Delivery, Alkim Akyurtlu, Deirdra Murphy, Alexandra Bonardi, Tom Mercier, Craig Armiento

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

The World Health Organization has estimated that 10% of the world’s population (650 million people) has a disability. Assistive Technology (AT) has the potential to improve function for individuals with disabilities. Research and development must to focus both on universal design approaches for the population, as well as customization to meet individual functional demands. This mini-symposium will present the trends driving the need for AT, case studies demonstrating solutions to functional challenges, and evidence-based policy measures that are being implemented to meet the needs of people with disabilities living in the community.

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Matter Under Unusual Conditions, Bernard Zygelman Feb 2012

Matter Under Unusual Conditions, Bernard Zygelman

NSTec UNLV Symposium

What is curiosity – driven research and why do we support it?

Vannevar Bush Science The Endless Frontier (1945)

“Science is the pacemaker of technological progress … New productsand new processes do not appear full-grown. They are founded on newprinciples and new conceptions, which in turn are painstakingly developedby research in the purest realms of science“

•Magnetic Resonance Imaging
•Positron Emission Tomography
•Laser applications
•GPS
•Nano Technology


Development Of Smart Pv Inverters For The Smart Grid, Yahia Baghzouz Feb 2012

Development Of Smart Pv Inverters For The Smart Grid, Yahia Baghzouz

NSTec UNLV Symposium

The Electric Grid has become more complex with recent technological developments. There are more alternative power sources and sensors added into the mix at every part of the grid. The Energy Meter has changed over the past several years as well. The older meters were checked only once a month with a meter reader, but the new "Smart" Meters are capable of reporting energy usage at fifteen minute intervals.


Unlv Em-Dot Research, Highlights Of Improvised Electric Detonator (Wire Melt) Research, And Comments On Basic Research With Unlv Non-Equilibrium Plasma Pinch, Robert A. Schill Jr. Feb 2012

Unlv Em-Dot Research, Highlights Of Improvised Electric Detonator (Wire Melt) Research, And Comments On Basic Research With Unlv Non-Equilibrium Plasma Pinch, Robert A. Schill Jr.

NSTec UNLV Symposium

UNLV EM DOT

•Patented
–Patent Number: 7,482,814 [1/27/2009]
•Novel Differential Dot
–Wide bandwidth & Matched
–Symmetric, shielded sensor
–Measures the E and B fields at a single point in space simultaneously
•Transient Calibration Technique Developed –Excellent Agreement
–Low inductance test stand –relatively uniform B-field
–Low capacitance test stand –relatively uniform E-field
–Test stand is the limiting factor at this time