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The Captivity Of Opportunity: The Conversation Surrounding Church-Going Hispanic Immigrants, Nicolet Hopper Bell 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

The Captivity Of Opportunity: The Conversation Surrounding Church-Going Hispanic Immigrants, Nicolet Hopper Bell

Master's Theses

Immigration is a long-standing topic of discussion in the United States. Hispanic immigrants, or families of Hispanic immigrants, living in America face unique challenges. Through focus group interviews, participants from a predominantly Hispanic Protestant church narrated their experience of living in the United States. Guided grounded theory data analysis revealed three categories and 14 subcategories, or themes of conversation, surrounding this hot topic. Participants shed light on the distinctive challenges they faced, how these challenges affected them, and how they attempted to overcome these difficulties. By exploring these results through the lens of social stigma theory (Goffman, 2009) and intergroup ...


An Examination Of Accessible Hands-On Science Learning Experiences, Self-Confidence In One’S Capacity To Function In The Sciences, And Motivation And Interest In Scientific Studies And Careers., Mick D. Isaacson, Cary Supalo, Michelle Michaels, Alan Roth 2016 Novus Access & Ivy Tech Community College

An Examination Of Accessible Hands-On Science Learning Experiences, Self-Confidence In One’S Capacity To Function In The Sciences, And Motivation And Interest In Scientific Studies And Careers., Mick D. Isaacson, Cary Supalo, Michelle Michaels, Alan Roth

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

This study examined the potential relationship of accessible hands-on science learning experiences to the development of positive beliefs concerning one’s capacity to function in the sciences and motivation to consider science as a college major and career. Findings from Likert survey items given before and after engaging in accessible hands-on science laboratories show that students who were blind or had low vision (BLV) were more likely to agree with the following items after engaging in accessible science experiences: 1) I plan on enrolling as a science major in college; 2) My educational experiences, so far, have given me the ...


Call Taking & Radio Dispatching Basics Trainer Guide, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Call Taking & Radio Dispatching Basics Trainer Guide, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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Call Taking & Radio Dispatching Basics Trainer Guide can be used by instructors in the classroom, teaching call taking and radio dispatching skills. This guide uses classroom tested, instructor guided activities to teach participants skills used in a variety of communications centres, and is a useful tool for trainers. There are a number of cooperative learning strategies that can assist trainers in developing their lesson plans for teaching.


Call Taking Basics For Emergency Services – Police Communications, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Call Taking Basics For Emergency Services – Police Communications, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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The Call Taking Basics for Emergency Services – Police presents an overview of the knowledge that police call takers will need beginning their careers. Topics identified include: teamwork, critical incident stress, questioning techniques, problem solving, liability, criminal and civil law, as well as managing emergency calls and technical language used in police call taking, to name a few. This text is a brief compilation of some of the materials used in the Public Safety Communications Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, with a focus on police call taking. Common incident types and how they are processed is covered in the material.


Legal & Regulatory Influences On Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson, Keiron McConnell 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Legal & Regulatory Influences On Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson, Keiron Mcconnell

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Legal and Regulatory Influences on Public Safety Communicators examines the legal aspects surrounding primary responding public safety agencies such as police, fire, and ambulance services. There are a number of federal and provincial statutes, municipal by-laws, and common laws affecting the public safety sector in the course of their duties. Those who take emergency calls must be familiar with the law and how it is applied in emergency services. Government legislation and the court system are part of the foundation of this material, written specifically for Public Safety Communicators. The knowledge gained from this text is directed more at the ...


Police Communications For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Police Communications For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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Police Communications for Public Safety Communicators outlines the protocols and techniques for police call processing and radio dispatching at an entry level of operational competency. The complexities of police organizations, recruitment and culture are integral to anyone wanting to work in the police environment. The text also covers legislation that is enforced by the police in Canada. Federal, Provincial and Municipal policing is an aspect that needs to be understood by communicators, as inter-jurisdictional cooperation and communication is important for responders of all disciplines. This Canadian textbook is part of the Public Safety Communications program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Emergency Planning For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Emergency Planning For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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Emergency Planning for Public Safety Communicators gives a practical perspective for prospective communicators who represent the front line of emergency responders in an emergency situation. Responders deal with emergencies every day, and it is important for communicators to know their role in response by their agencies. Understanding how they fit in the overall emergency management of a situation and legislation is key to being effective. One section provides assistance in creating a home emergency plan for communicators and responders, as well as the tools to conduct hazard analyses at home and work. Communicators can take control of how they will ...


Radio Communications For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Radio Communications For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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Radio Communications for Public Safety Communicators provides the foundational knowledge required to use emergency radio systems and apply radio protocol and procedures to Industry Canada specifications. The communication model, as well as examples of radio procedures is covered in the material. This Canadian textbook is part of the Public Safety Communications program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Effective Team Building Guide, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Effective Team Building Guide, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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Effective Team Building Guide is a useful tool in guiding instruction and discussion around cooperative teams. Developed for the Public Safety Communications Program, this book covers topics including types of cooperative groups, framework for working in teams, skilled communication in teams, problem solving and employability skills. This Canadian textbook is part of the Public Safety Communications program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Human Behaviour I Workbook For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Human Behaviour I Workbook For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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The Human Behaviour I Workbook for Public Safety Communicators is specifically written to assist trainees in the field of Public Safety Communications learn inclusive techniques for diverse audiences, including the elderly, young children, the mentally, and emotionally disadvantaged, as well as those members of our community with language barriers. Topics include how to recognize and deal effectively with occupational, organizational, and event-related stress on a personal level through journal writing and personal reflection. . This Canadian textbook is part of the Public Safety Communications program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Emergency Medical Communications For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Emergency Medical Communications For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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Emergency Medical Communications for Public Safety Communicators introduces the protocols and techniques for incident processing and dispatching in emergency medical situations. The section on emergency medical call assessment and radio dispatching can be used to create lab simulations in a team environment in training, and to simulate emergency medical telephone instruction. Medical terminology, physiology and other terms are explained in the context of emergency medical communication. Interagency coordination and mass casualty incidents are explained with examples given. This Canadian textbook is part of the Public Safety Communications program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Call Processing Basics For Everyone, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Call Processing Basics For Everyone, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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The Call Processing Basics for Everyone text outlines the knowledge and skill needed by call takers in call centres, and provides practical strategies for call processing in many different environments. This short guide describes the characteristics of an effective call taker, communication model, active listening skills, and teamwork required in a call centre. Elements of a report and accurate recording of information are also included in the materials.


Human Behaviour Ii For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Human Behaviour Ii For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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Human Behaviour II for Public Safety Communicators surveys psychological disorders, social disobedience and victimization emphasized from the perspective of public safety communicators. The text details stress management techniques to deal with: critical incident stress, shiftwork, media stress, and sleep disorders. There are practical insights into different types of behaviours and the effects from interaction with a diverse group of callers in emergency call centres. Call takers and dispatchers dealing with complex situations involving violence and abuse are covered in a practical manner. This Canadian textbook is part of the Public Safety Communications program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Communications Equipment For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson 2016 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Communications Equipment For Public Safety Communicators, Natalie (Tally) Wade, Alice Macpherson

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Communications Equipment for Public Safety Communicators surveys a variety of technologies (telephone, radio, and computer-aided dispatch systems) used in the communications industry in radio communications with an eye to emerging technologies. It is intended to provide call takers and dispatchers a means to keep abreast of technology, and support their application of creative solutions to problems in order to do their jobs effectively. This Canadian textbook is part of the Public Safety Communications program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Help Me Help You: Working With Public Information Officers, Scott Schrage 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Help Me Help You: Working With Public Information Officers, Scott Schrage

SciComm 2016 - Lincoln, Nebraska, September 23-24, 2016

Why work with public information officers? Should I reach out to a PIO? Tips for working with a PIO. Multimedia. Draw in lay readers. Illustrate concepts. The interview. When the PIO sends you the first draft… Be prepared to speak with external media.


The Engineering Ambassadors Network: Engaging Undergraduate Engineers In P-12 Outreach, Sally Wei 2016 University of Nebraska- Lincoln

The Engineering Ambassadors Network: Engaging Undergraduate Engineers In P-12 Outreach, Sally Wei

SciComm 2016 - Lincoln, Nebraska, September 23-24, 2016

In the next few minutes I want to focus your attention on the T and E of STEM. Take a few seconds and think about what in this room is either not engineering and tech itself or does not have any interface with engineering and tech.

So engineering is ubiquitous, how do we teach this across society particularly P12 and how do we create the pipeline?

The Engineering Ambassadors Network is a nationwide network of colleges and universities designed to change the conversation on engineering.

EAN’s mission is two‐fold: to develop engineering leaders as well as impact P ...


Public Perceptions Of Drones Used For Weather-Related Purposes, Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Janell C. Walther, Carrick Detweiler, Adam L. Houston 2016 University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Public Perceptions Of Drones Used For Weather-Related Purposes, Lisa M. Pytlikzillig, Janell C. Walther, Carrick Detweiler, Adam L. Houston

SciComm 2016 - Lincoln, Nebraska, September 23-24, 2016

The CLOUDMAP Team -- Collaboration Leading Operational UAS Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. An EPSCOR grant funded by NSF

Responsible Innovation & Trust

Public Perception Studies to Date

Some Major Findings • You can call a drone whatever you want without changing people’s support • Purpose matters • Trust matters…

And More Findings • Sensemaking through pop culture, lack of knowledge, questioning, and purpose. • Hopes for societal benefits such as research technology and improved public safety (reduced risk, better forecasting). • Concerns for privacy, public & airspace safety, and pollution. • Recommendations for collaborative regulation creation for safety and security, as well as privacy.

Next Steps • Studies ...


Simple Techniques For Behavior Change, Lisa Pennisi 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Simple Techniques For Behavior Change, Lisa Pennisi

SciComm 2016 - Lincoln, Nebraska, September 23-24, 2016

Myths: •People just need to know the facts •People just need to be aware of the issues & consequences •People just need to see the $$ •Attitudes lead to behavior

Does knowledge lead to behavior?
•Knowledge correlates with behavior True
•Education increases knowledge True
•Increasing knowledge leads to behavior change False

What motivates behavior?

•Awareness campaigns can produce the opposite of goal –they use norms describing undesired behavior •boomerang effects –can cause the opposite effect as some conform with perceived social norms

The problem is WE are the evaluator of potential success based on what works for us. But we are not ...


Networking With Researchers And Farmers To Tackle Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, Melinda K. Yerka 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Networking With Researchers And Farmers To Tackle Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, Melinda K. Yerka

SciComm 2016 - Lincoln, Nebraska, September 23-24, 2016

Outline •Crop breeding technology •Regulation of crop technologies •Issues related to crop-to-weed gene flow •Need for landscape-level studies

GMO •Genetically Modified Organism •Most commercial traits facilitate crop production –Insect resistance (Btcorn) –Herbicide resistance (Roundup) •General scientific consensus that they are safe •Public concerns persist

GM…..Oh? •GMOs are regulated substances by USDA-APHIS –$80 to $150 million per genotype to get to market •USDA-APHIS: Which biotech traits do we regulate? •Commodity groups: Will we be regulated???

The special case of sorghum: Massive international development as a biofuel •Better drought tolerance than corn •Needs herbicide resistance to compete
Evolution of herbicide resistance ...


The Role Of Design Thinking In Scientific Research & Communication, Colleen Syron 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Role Of Design Thinking In Scientific Research & Communication, Colleen Syron

SciComm 2016 - Lincoln, Nebraska, September 23-24, 2016

Design thnking: Research: • Interviews with designers • Observations and case studies • Experimental studies • Simulation • Reflection and theorizing

Designing is not a search for the optimum solution to the given problem, but that it is an exploratory process. The creative designer interprets the design brief not as a specification for a solution, but as a starting point for a journey of exploration,…

“Deduction proves that something must be; Induction shows that something actually is operative; Abduction suggests that something may be.” Charles Pierce

The main point of difference is that of timing. Both artists and scientists operate on the physical world as ...


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