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Winded: Evaluating Community And Operator Relations In Maine Community-Based Wind Energy Projects, Madeline Wilson May 2014

Winded: Evaluating Community And Operator Relations In Maine Community-Based Wind Energy Projects, Madeline Wilson

CLAS: Colby Liberal Arts Symposium

Maines promising wind energy industry is growing and rural and island communities have begun pursuing wind turbine-generated electricity. The Fox Islands have, through the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, successfully established a wind operation to provide the 1,500 island residents with electricity produced by three 1.5 megawatt turbines situated on Vinalhaven Island. However, shortly after the turbines began operation, a small but vocal group of Vinalhaven residents began to speak out against the noise issues they found as a product of living in the vicinity of the project. After numerous newspaper articles from both sides and formal complaints submitted ...


Plastic Deformation Of Steel Plates Under High Impact Loading, Brendan O'Toole Mar 2014

Plastic Deformation Of Steel Plates Under High Impact Loading, Brendan O'Toole

NSTec UNLV Symposium

  • UNLV Two-stage Light Gas Gun
  • Experimental Measurements
  • Physical Results of Impact on Target Plates
  • Research Objectives
  • Computational Analysis Methods
  • Material Models used in Computational Analysis
  • Simulation Comparison: Crater and Deformation
  • Simulation Comparison: Free Surface Velocity
  • High Speed Video of Experiments
  • Microscopy of Failure Surface: Is Phase Change an Issue?
  • Electron Back Scatter Diffraction (EBSD) of Failure Surfaces
  • On-going Plans and Future Work


Explore The Six Fundamentals Unlv Accelerated: High-Energy X-Ray Applications (Hexa), Oliver A. Hemmers Mar 2014

Explore The Six Fundamentals Unlv Accelerated: High-Energy X-Ray Applications (Hexa), Oliver A. Hemmers

NSTec UNLV Symposium

  • UNLV and HEXA for a Brighter Southern Nevada Future
  • History of HEXA’s Public-­‐Private Partnership
  • Discovery Through Research and Innova4ve Technologies
  • The Innova4ve Process
  • Southern Nevada Research and Economic Development Applica4ons
  • HEXA Program Benefits


Peering Into The Discourse Of Industrial Design Training Through A Sustainability Lens, Norman M. Su, Haodan Tan, Eli Blevis Jan 2014

Peering Into The Discourse Of Industrial Design Training Through A Sustainability Lens, Norman M. Su, Haodan Tan, Eli Blevis

Design Thinking Research Symposium

Now well established in HCI, the lens of sustainability may be applied to educational practices in industrial design and interaction design. By sustainability, we mean to include notions of mitigation of the environmental effects of climate change. In this paper, we present an analysis of student projects in a junior and senior industrial design class dataset. Drawing from discourse analysis, we examine how the industrial design classroom serves as a space to socially construct the philosophies and goals inherent in “good” design. We then examine how the lens of sustainability is implicated into the industrial design “way” as espoused by ...


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.

Since 1991, UMass Lowell has operated an ...


Exploring The Effectiveness Of Online Instructional Technology In Higher Education: Professors’ Perspective, George Shaw Jr. Nov 2012

Exploring The Effectiveness Of Online Instructional Technology In Higher Education: Professors’ Perspective, George Shaw Jr.

Annual Research Symposium of the College of Communication and Information

Technology has drastically changed the landscape of how, when, and where we can access information. As a result of technological advancements, delivery methods for classroom lectures has also change. In higher education, 21st century technology allows professors to deliver lectures face-to-face or online and synchronous or asynchronous within the online education environment. This pilot study interviewed four faculty members and one instructor at a major university in South Carolina in a one-on-one interview session to explore the effectiveness of online instructional technology. Understanding how open source software help professors make online instructional technology more conducive to the learning and knowledge ...


Biodiversity Information For Natural Resource Management: Information Needs And Practices In Southern Appalachia, Miriam Davis, Carol Tenopir Nov 2012

Biodiversity Information For Natural Resource Management: Information Needs And Practices In Southern Appalachia, Miriam Davis, Carol Tenopir

Annual Research Symposium of the College of Communication and Information

Introduction

Natural resource managers rely on high quality, current and complete environmental information to make decisions about how resources and landscapes are managed for biodiversity conservation and human use. As such, they represent a unique combination of research scientist, decision maker and practicing professional. In addition, given the applied nature of their work, relating to conservation, resource use and policy, they are frequently required to make timely decisions with real world consequences. However, wading through the vast amounts of currently available scientific and technical knowledge to find needed information can be a challenge. To be useful, this information must be ...


The Unlv Xps Facility – Research Opportunities, Allen L. Johnson Feb 2012

The Unlv Xps Facility – Research Opportunities, Allen L. Johnson

NSTec UNLV Symposium

XPS Outline

•XPS – what is it?

•How is it done?

•What are its limitations?

•Future direction – radioactive samples

–Sample containment and transport
–Sputter controls
–Radiation limits

•Summary


Visualization Facility At Unlv Gis And Remote Core Lab, Haroon Stephen Feb 2012

Visualization Facility At Unlv Gis And Remote Core Lab, Haroon Stephen

NSTec UNLV Symposium

Outline

  • About GIS/RS Lab
  • Visualization Facility
  • Research Areas
  • Summary


Establishing A Center Of Excellence For Security Science And Engineering, Ke-Xun Sun Feb 2012

Establishing A Center Of Excellence For Security Science And Engineering, Ke-Xun Sun

NSTec UNLV Symposium

Outline

• Introduction
• Progress report
• NNSA proposal to establishCenter of Excellence for Security Science and Engineering
• Perspective on UNLV-NSTec collaboration


Development Of Ion Beam Nuclear Transmutation Doping (Ibntd) For Novel Electronics In Extreme Conditions, Michael G. Pravica, Noel A. Guardala, Jack L. Price Feb 2012

Development Of Ion Beam Nuclear Transmutation Doping (Ibntd) For Novel Electronics In Extreme Conditions, Michael G. Pravica, Noel A. Guardala, Jack L. Price

NSTec UNLV Symposium

Development of IBNTD for electronics under extreme conditions.

•We hope to create novel wide bandgap devices using Ion Beam Nuclear Transmutation Doping (IBNTD). These devices may be used as rugged high power switches, and high current/low noise amplifiers. Diamond in itself represents a “Holy Grail” for electrical applications due to its very high thermal conductivity and excellent electrical characteristics.
•We also hope to develop devices that can convert the enormous energy from high-energy nuclear particles (α2+,β-,β+, γparticles) into useful electricity and thus harness the enormous energy still contained in “spent” nuclear fuel. Developing these direct energy conversion ...


Mission Perspective: Non-Proliferation, Emergency Response, And Other Missions Supported By Sdrd, Paul Guss Feb 2012

Mission Perspective: Non-Proliferation, Emergency Response, And Other Missions Supported By Sdrd, Paul Guss

NSTec UNLV Symposium

The NNSS provides scientific data and technical solutions to fulfill national security needs

Our mission has evolved from past history and now includes...

  • Stockpile Stewardship
  • Non-proliferation & Emergency Response
  • Homeland Security
  • Defense Applications
  • Special Technologies


Radiography And Image Processing, Stephen E. Mitchell Feb 2012

Radiography And Image Processing, Stephen E. Mitchell

NSTec UNLV Symposium

Outline

• Introduction
• What? Why? Etc.
• Pulsed Power
• Diode Physics
• Radiography ABC’s
• Challenges


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


National Center For Nuclear Security, Veraun Chipman, Amanda Klingensmith, Cathy Snelson Feb 2012

National Center For Nuclear Security, Veraun Chipman, Amanda Klingensmith, Cathy Snelson

NSTec UNLV Symposium

National Center for Nuclear Security (NCNS) Mission

•Chartered mission is to enhance the Nation’s verification and detection capabilities in support of nuclear arms control and nonproliferation through R&D activities at the NNSS
•Three focus areas
–Treaty Verification Technologies
–Nonproliferation Technologies
–Technical Nuclear Forensics


Overview Of Nstec Plasma Focus Tubes And Magnetohydrodynamic Modeling Capabilities, Tim Meehan Feb 2012

Overview Of Nstec Plasma Focus Tubes And Magnetohydrodynamic Modeling Capabilities, Tim Meehan

NSTec UNLV Symposium

•Brief Description of how DPFs work, in general what they are useful for.
•DPF devices that we have at NSTec
•Using MHD modeling software to optimize designs and predict performance
•Neutron Resonance Spectroscopy


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 Center For Materials And Structures: Structural Response Due To Blast Loadingand Dynamic Material Characterization, Brendan O'Toole, Mohamed Trabia, Jagadeep Thota Feb 2012

Unlv Center For Materials And Structures: Structural Response Due To Blast Loadingand Dynamic Material Characterization, Brendan O'Toole, Mohamed Trabia, Jagadeep Thota

NSTec UNLV Symposium

Presentation Outline

  • Objectives of our Explosives Related Research
  • Computational Analysis Approach
  • Blast Project Summaries
  • Dynamic Material Characterization
  • Potential Collaborative Projects

  • Pmts And Radiation/Particle Detection Technologies, Brent Davis Feb 2012

    Pmts And Radiation/Particle Detection Technologies, Brent Davis

    NSTec UNLV Symposium

    Describes technical standards for equipment in the field of Nuclear and Optical Physics.


    2011 Research Highlights, Yusheng Zhao Feb 2012

    2011 Research Highlights, Yusheng Zhao

    NSTec UNLV Symposium

    Overview

    •Center Mission and Cluster Tasks
    •Recent Scientific Achievements
    •Current & Future Developments


    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


    Event Flyer, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Feb 2012

    Event Flyer, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

    NSTec UNLV Symposium

    Featuring 18 scientists and engineers from UNLV and NSTec describing their work as it relates to national security requirements for the United States.

    Join us for a quick-paced forum to help determine collaborations suitable for advancing engineering and scientific research at NSTec and UNLV.


    What Is Translational Research?, Catarina I. Kiefe May 2011

    What Is Translational Research?, Catarina I. Kiefe

    UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

    Plenary Presentation: Overview of translational science, the application of discoveries generated by laboratory research and preclinical studies to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans.


    Second Life Virtual Universities: A Visual Analysis, Zeenath Haniff Apr 2011

    Second Life Virtual Universities: A Visual Analysis, Zeenath Haniff

    Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

    General academic objectives include producing an educational experience that is engaging, interactive, collaborative, experiential and productive. The goal is to promote learner engagement through the visual power of a newly adopted medium in education – universities in the multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) of Second Life. Attributes of the virtual reality aid visual learning in the online environment: (1) computer-generated content, (2) three-dimensional graphics, and (3) interactivity. Visual renditions of campus buildings and fellow students as avatars emotionally connect students to feel a sense of presence and community within the virtual learning platform. Additionally, the ability to see and hear their classmates ...


    Adaptation Of The Nevada Climate Change Data Portal Web Interface To Small-Screen Mobile Devices, Tsvetan Komarov Apr 2011

    Adaptation Of The Nevada Climate Change Data Portal Web Interface To Small-Screen Mobile Devices, Tsvetan Komarov

    Festival of Communities: UG Symposium (Posters)

    Robust and convenient access to the Nevada Climate Change Data Portal is vital for the project’s success, because of the researchers’ need to gather and analyze large volumes of data with minimal effort. However, the current version of the data portal web interface is not optimized for small-screen mobile devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, iPads, NetBooks, and others. The proposed research will address this issue by exploring the current methods for creating a client-aware web interface adaptable to the variety of small-screen devices, designing and implementing the most appropriate solution, and finally, user testing of the implemented solution.


    Cell Phones For Development, Devendra Dilip Potnis Feb 2011

    Cell Phones For Development, Devendra Dilip Potnis

    Annual Research Symposium of the College of Communication and Information

    No abstract provided.


    How Science Is Visually Portrayed In The Media: An Examination Of Science Times, Rachel Toyer, Larry Mullen Apr 2010

    How Science Is Visually Portrayed In The Media: An Examination Of Science Times, Rachel Toyer, Larry Mullen

    Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

    This poster will illustrate preliminary findings of how science images are portrayed in the New York Times, specifically, the Science Times section that is published every Tuesday and has grown in readership and popularity. Science images, five issues per year, have been coded over the past 34 years since the Science Times section first appeared in print. Our work follows trends that observe types of images, how many images are present, and whether the image is a photo or graphic of some sort.


    International Symposium On Technology And Society Program, David M. Hassenzahl Jun 2007

    International Symposium On Technology And Society Program, David M. Hassenzahl

    International Symposium on Technology and Society

    Conference program


    International Symposium On Technology And Society Invitation, David M. Hassenzahl May 2007

    International Symposium On Technology And Society Invitation, David M. Hassenzahl

    International Symposium on Technology and Society

    Conference invitation


    International Symposium On Technology And Society Program +, David M. Hassenzahl May 2007

    International Symposium On Technology And Society Program +, David M. Hassenzahl

    International Symposium on Technology and Society

    Conference program, call for papers, & proposal