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Panopto Is Now Available For Lecture Capture, Veronica Trammell 2011 Kennesaw State University

Panopto Is Now Available For Lecture Capture, Veronica Trammell

Veronica O. Trammell

The Distance Learning Center has purchased a new lecture delivery option for faculty who teach online. Panopto is a lecture capture application which allows faculty to capture their lectures using a simple webcam or a sophisticated video classroom.


Topological Solitons In Three-Band Superconductors With Broken Time Reversal Symmetry, Julien Garaud, Johan Carlstrom, Egor Babaev 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Topological Solitons In Three-Band Superconductors With Broken Time Reversal Symmetry, Julien Garaud, Johan Carlstrom, Egor Babaev

Egor Babaev

We show that three-band superconductors with broken time reversal symmetry allow magnetic flux-carrying stable topological solitons which have only a slightly higher energy than ordinary vortices. Therefore they can be induced by fluctuations or quenching the system through a phase transition. It can provide an experimental signature of the time reversal symmetry breakdown.


Soft Holographic Interference Lithography Microlens For Enhanced Organic Light Emitting Diode Light Extraction, Joong Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Wai Y. Leung, Rui Liu, Zhuo Ye, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho 2011 Iowa State University

Soft Holographic Interference Lithography Microlens For Enhanced Organic Light Emitting Diode Light Extraction, Joong Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Wai Y. Leung, Rui Liu, Zhuo Ye, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Very uniform 2 μm-pitch square microlens arrays (μLAs), embossed on the blank glass side of an indium-tin-oxide (ITO)-coated 1.1 mm-thick glass, are used to enhance light extraction from organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) by ~100%, significantly higher than enhancements reported previously. The array design and size relative to the OLED pixel size appear to be responsible for this enhancement. The arrays are fabricated by very economical soft lithography imprinting of a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mold (itself obtained from a Ni master stamp that is generated from holographic interference lithography of a photoresist) on a UV-curable polyurethane drop placed on the ...


Turbulence And Wave Dynamics Across Gas–Liquid Interfaces, Shahrdad Sajjadi, Julian Hunt, Stephen Belcher, Derek Stretch, John Clegg 2011 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Turbulence And Wave Dynamics Across Gas–Liquid Interfaces, Shahrdad Sajjadi, Julian Hunt, Stephen Belcher, Derek Stretch, John Clegg

Publications

Mechanisms are reviewed here for the distortion of turbulent flows near thin density interfaces and their effects on transfer processes across them. Firstly the results of rapid distortion calculations show how the in homogeneous eddy structure depends on whether the turbulence is generated above or below the interface, or in both regions. The flow is unstratified and the buoyancy forces are stable and strong enough relative to the inertial forces that the interface is continuous. It is shown that as the surface blocks the vertical turbulent eddy motions, horizontal straining motions are induced which affect the surface viscous layers and ...


An Ice-Core Proxy For Northerly Air Mass Incursions Into West Antarctica, Daniel D. Dixon, Paul Andrew Mayewski, Ian D. Goodwin, Gareth J. Marshall, Rhaelene Freeman, Kirk A. Maasch, Sharon B. Sneed 2011 University of Maine

An Ice-Core Proxy For Northerly Air Mass Incursions Into West Antarctica, Daniel D. Dixon, Paul Andrew Mayewski, Ian D. Goodwin, Gareth J. Marshall, Rhaelene Freeman, Kirk A. Maasch, Sharon B. Sneed

Earth Science Faculty Scholarship

A 200-year proxy for northerly air mass incursions (NAMI) into central and western West Antarctica is developed from the examination of 19 shallow (21–150 m deep) Antarctic ice-core non-sea-salt (nss) Ca2+ concentration records. The NAMI proxy reveals a significant rise in recent decades. This rise is unprecedented for at least the past 200 years and is coincident with anthropogenically driven changes in other large-scale Southern Hemisphere (SH) environmental phenomena such as greenhouse gas (GHG) induced warming, ozone depletion, and the associated intensification of the SH westerlies. The Hysplit trajectory model is used to examine air mass transport pathways into ...


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 5, 2011-July 4, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 5, 2011-July 4, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

  • Plans were set for a meeting of government, business and nonprofit stakeholders to explore how to enhance statewide collaboration on litter and dumping issues.
  • The Hector’s Helpers program with the Clark County School District continued in various schools.
  • Planning for the integration of the information sharing portal, volunteer litter monitoring and the GIS database was conducted.
  • A total of 12 clean-up events were conducted this quarter.


Gene Set Analysis For Longitudinal Gene Expression Data, Ke Zhang, Haiyan Wang, Arne C. Bathke, Solomon W. Harrar, Hans-Peter Piepho, Youping Deng 2011 University of North Dakota

Gene Set Analysis For Longitudinal Gene Expression Data, Ke Zhang, Haiyan Wang, Arne C. Bathke, Solomon W. Harrar, Hans-Peter Piepho, Youping Deng

Statistics Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: Gene set analysis (GSA) has become a successful tool to interpret gene expression profiles in terms of biological functions, molecular pathways, or genomic locations. GSA performs statistical tests for independent microarray samples at the level of gene sets rather than individual genes. Nowadays, an increasing number of microarray studies are conducted to explore the dynamic changes of gene expression in a variety of species and biological scenarios. In these longitudinal studies, gene expression is repeatedly measured over time such that a GSA needs to take into account the within-gene correlations in addition to possible between-gene correlations.

RESULTS: We provide ...


A New Approach For Solving Of Linear Time Varying Control Systems, Ali Vahidian Kamyad, Mehran Mazandarani 2011 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

A New Approach For Solving Of Linear Time Varying Control Systems, Ali Vahidian Kamyad, Mehran Mazandarani

Mehran Mazandarani

This paper is concerned with the solution of Linear Time Varying [LTV] control systems. The concept of a solution for LTV systems is defined on the basis of finding the fundamental matrix corresponding to LTV control systems. There are some numerical methods such as Euler method and Taylor method for obtaining approximate solution of LTV system [LTVs], each of them has some limitations. In the recent years, other kinds of constructive approaches for the solution of LTVs are presented limited to the particular cases of it. In this paper, we introduced a new approach that we call it AVK approach ...


Vuv Absorption Cross Section Of Benzene, Relevance For Titan’S Atmosphere, F-J. Capalbo, Y. Bénilan, N. Fray, M. Schwell, Et. Es-sebbar, N. Champion, T. Koskinen, R. Yelle 2011 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)

Vuv Absorption Cross Section Of Benzene, Relevance For Titan’S Atmosphere, F-J. Capalbo, Y. Bénilan, N. Fray, M. Schwell, Et. Es-Sebbar, N. Champion, T. Koskinen, R. Yelle

Dr. Et-touhami Es-sebbar

Saturn's largest satellite, Titan, is the only one in the Solar System known to have a thick N2/CH4, planet like atmosphere. The dissociation of these principal components and the recombination of the products make this atmosphere to be rich in organic compounds of high interest for astrobiology. Solar and stellar occultations observed by the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) on board the Cassini spacecraft can be used to characterize the composition of Titan’s upper atmosphere (400 – 1400 km). The results depend strongly on the knowledge of the molecular absorption cross sections of the atmospheric constituents (Ferradaz et al ...


Using R To Create Synthetic Discrete Response Regression Models, Joseph Hilbe 2011 Arizona State University

Using R To Create Synthetic Discrete Response Regression Models, Joseph Hilbe

Joseph M Hilbe

The creation of synthetic models allows a researcher to better understand models as well as the bias that can occur when the assumptions upon which a model is based is violated. This article provides R code that can be used or amended to create a variety of discrete response regression models.


Cooperative Self-Propulsion Of Active And Passive Rotors, Yaouen Fily, Aparna Baskaran, M. Cristina Marchetti 2011 Syracuse University

Cooperative Self-Propulsion Of Active And Passive Rotors, Yaouen Fily, Aparna Baskaran, M. Cristina Marchetti

Physics

Using minimal models for low Reynolds number passive and active rotors in a fluid, we characterize the hydrodynamic interactions among rotors and the resulting dynamics of a pair of interacting rotors. This allows us to treat in a common framework passive or externally driven rotors, such as magnetic colloids driven by a rotating magnetic field, and active or internally driven rotors, such as sperm cells confined at boundaries. The hydrodynamic interaction of passive rotors contains an azimuthal component 1/r2 to dipolar order that can yield the recently discovered “cooperative self-propulsion” of a pair of rotors of opposite vorticity. While ...


Pressure Induced Octahedral Tilting Distortion In Ba2ytao6, Michael W. Lufaso, René B. Macquart, Yongjae Lee, Thomas Vogt, Hans-Conrad zur Loye 2011 University of North Florida

Pressure Induced Octahedral Tilting Distortion In Ba2ytao6, Michael W. Lufaso, René B. Macquart, Yongjae Lee, Thomas Vogt, Hans-Conrad Zur Loye

Michael W. Lufaso

Herein we communicate the first example of a pressure induced octahedral tilting distortion in a double perovskite phase, which was observed during the structural characterization of Ba2YTaO6 using high-pressure synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction.


Reactions Of Oxygen Atoms With Van Der Waals Complexes: The Effect Of Complex Formation On The Internal Energy Distribution In The Products, A B. McCoy, Michael W. Lufaso, M Veneziani, S Atrill, R Naaman 2011 University of North Florida

Reactions Of Oxygen Atoms With Van Der Waals Complexes: The Effect Of Complex Formation On The Internal Energy Distribution In The Products, A B. Mccoy, Michael W. Lufaso, M Veneziani, S Atrill, R Naaman

Michael W. Lufaso

Reactions of atomic oxygen with complexes containing HCl are investigated and the OH product state distributions are compared to those observed for the corresponding reactions of HCl monomers. In previous studies of reactions of O(3P) with HCl and hydrocarbon complexes, rotationally colder OH product state distributions were observed, when compared to the corresponding reactions of monomers. In contrast, we find that reactions of O(1D) with HCl clusters yield OH rotational distributions that are unaffected by the incorporation of HCl into a van der Waals complex. Quasiclassical trajectories are run on collisions of oxygen with HCl and Ar⋯HCl ...


Relaxations In Ba2bisbo6 Double Complex Perovskite Ceramics, Manoel Carvalho Castro Jr., Carlos William de Araujo Paschoal, Frank C. Snyder, Michael W. Lufaso 2011 University of North Florida

Relaxations In Ba2bisbo6 Double Complex Perovskite Ceramics, Manoel Carvalho Castro Jr., Carlos William De Araujo Paschoal, Frank C. Snyder, Michael W. Lufaso

Michael W. Lufaso

The electric properties of the complex double perovskite Ba2BiSbO6 have been investigated using impedance spectroscopy in the frequency range from 1 Hz up to 1 MHz and in the temperature range from room temperature up to 560 K. There are two contributions to the electrical properties due to the grain and grain boundary. The oxygen vacancies play an important role in the conductivity and strongly increase the dielectric constant at high temperatures. The analysis of the frequency dependence of the conductivity clearly shows the structural phase transition of this compound near 515 K.


Parts Of The Whole: An Algebra Lesson, Dorothy Wallace 2011 Dartmouth College

Parts Of The Whole: An Algebra Lesson, Dorothy Wallace

Numeracy

This column draws on research of Eon Harper to demonstrate how an understanding of his proposed stages of algebra acquisition would inform a systemic overhaul of algebra education. Harper's stages also explain why students may pass a series of algebra courses yet still be unable to make sense of calculus, as well as offering insight on what aspects of algebra support quantitative literacy.


Reducing Math Anxiety: Findings From Incorporating Service Learning Into A Quantitative Reasoning Course At Seattle University, Allison Henrich, Kristi Lee 2011 Seattle University

Reducing Math Anxiety: Findings From Incorporating Service Learning Into A Quantitative Reasoning Course At Seattle University, Allison Henrich, Kristi Lee

Numeracy

How might one teach mathematics to math-anxious students and at the same time reduce their math anxiety? This paper describes what we found when we incorporated a service learning component into a quantitative reasoning course at Seattle University in Fall 2010 (20 students) and Spring 2011 (28 students). The course is taken primarily by humanities majors, many of whom would not take a course in math if they didn’t need to satisfy the university’s core requirement. For the service learning component, each student met with and tutored children at local schools for 1-2 hours per week (total about ...


Quantitative Reasoning In The Contemporary World, 3: Assessing Student Learning, Stuart Boersma, Caren Diefenderfer, Shannon W. Dingman, Bernard L. Madison 2011 Central Washington University

Quantitative Reasoning In The Contemporary World, 3: Assessing Student Learning, Stuart Boersma, Caren Diefenderfer, Shannon W. Dingman, Bernard L. Madison

Numeracy

In this third paper in a series describing the Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World course, the authors provide an adaptation of the Association of American Colleges and Universities quantitative literacy VALUE rubric. Describing achievement levels in six core competencies (interpretation, representation, calculation, analysis/synthesis, and communication), the resulting Quantitative Literacy Assessment Rubric (QLAR) is applicable to grading student work and has exhibited a high degree of reliability in two separate scoring tests (97% and 88% respectively). The distribution of the six core competencies across the 24 case studies in the authors’ quantitative reasoning casebook shows that interpretation, calculation, and ...


Constructivist And Behaviorist Approaches: Development And Initial Evaluation Of A Teaching Practice Scale For Introductory Statistics At The College Level, Rossi A. Hassad 2011 Mercy College, New York, USA

Constructivist And Behaviorist Approaches: Development And Initial Evaluation Of A Teaching Practice Scale For Introductory Statistics At The College Level, Rossi A. Hassad

Numeracy

This study examined the teaching practices of 227 college instructors of introductory statistics from the health and behavioral sciences. Using primarily multidimensional scaling (MDS) techniques, a two-dimensional, 10-item teaching-practice scale, TISS (Teaching of Introductory Statistics Scale), was developed. The two dimensions (subscales) are characterized as constructivist and behaviorist; they are orthogonal. Criterion validity of the TISS was established in relation to instructors’ attitude toward teaching, and acceptable levels of reliability were obtained. A significantly higher level of behaviorist practice (less reform-oriented) was reported by instructors from the U.S., as well as instructors with academic degrees in mathematics and engineering ...


Quantitative Literacy At Michigan State University, 2: Connection To Financial Literacy, Dennis Gilliland, Vince Melfi, Alla Sikorskii, Edward Corcoran, Eleanor Melfi 2011 Michigan State University

Quantitative Literacy At Michigan State University, 2: Connection To Financial Literacy, Dennis Gilliland, Vince Melfi, Alla Sikorskii, Edward Corcoran, Eleanor Melfi

Numeracy

The lack of capability of making financial decisions has been recently described for the adult United States population. A concerted effort to increase awareness of this crisis, to improve education in quantitative and financial literacy, and to simplify financial decision-making processes is critical to the solution. This paper describes a study that was undertaken to explore the relationship between quantitative literacy and financial literacy for entering college freshmen. In summer 2010, incoming freshmen to Michigan State University were assessed. Well-tested financial literacy items and validated quantitative literacy assessment instruments were administered to 531 subjects. Logistic regression models were used to ...


Quantitative Literacy At Michigan State University, 1: Development And Initial Evaluation Of The Assessment, Alla Sikorskii, Vince Melfi, Dennis Gilliland, Jennifer Kaplan, Suzie Ahn 2011 Michigan State University

Quantitative Literacy At Michigan State University, 1: Development And Initial Evaluation Of The Assessment, Alla Sikorskii, Vince Melfi, Dennis Gilliland, Jennifer Kaplan, Suzie Ahn

Numeracy

Development, psychometric testing, and the results of the administration of a quantitative literacy (QL) assessment to undergraduate students are described. Three forms were developed covering a wide range of skills, contexts, and quantitative information presentation formats. Following item generation and revision based on preliminary testing and cognitive interviewing, a total of 3,701 consented undergraduate students at Michigan State University completed one of the three forms. Two of the forms contained 14 multiple-choice items, and one form contained 17 multiple-choice items. All forms were completed by students in less than 30 minutes. Evidence of validity and reliability were obtained for ...


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