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College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2012, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Dec 2012

College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2012, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition Projects

Senior Design Experience

Part of every UNLV engineering student's academic experience, the Senior Design project stimulates engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. Each student in their senior year chooses, plans, designs and prototypes a product in this required element of the curriculum. Working in teams, the senior design project encourages students to use everything learned in the engineering and computer design programs to create a practical, real world solution to an engineering challenge.

Beyond the classroom ...

Because of the requirement to work in teams, students also build good communication skills, presentation skills and even business writing skills. They also have to …


Acuta Enews December 2012 Vol. 41, No. 12 Dec 2012

Acuta Enews December 2012 Vol. 41, No. 12

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In this issue...

Strategic Planning & Tampa in January

ACUTA Is Looking for a Few Good Coordinators

Wi-Fi Goes Gigabit-802.11 ac

Info Links

Preparing the Workplace for "Deep Diversity"

Get Your Logos Here!

Webinar: Universal Service & Royalty Payments Due

Using Social Media to Connect

Thanks to Our 2012 Exhibitors

Number 10 on a List of 10 Hard Things IT Must Learn to Accepts

Welcome New Members

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Perceptions And Rankings Of Technology Management Competencies, Mark Doggett, Pam Mcgee, Sophia Scott Nov 2012

Perceptions And Rankings Of Technology Management Competencies, Mark Doggett, Pam Mcgee, Sophia Scott

Mark Doggett

2012 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Conference Proceedings In 2010, the ATMAE Management Division set out to define an applicable technology management body of knowledge using a collection of core competencies. The research incorporated existing models, industry opinions, and educator experts. ATMAE members at both the 2010 and 2011 conferences reviewed initial versions of the competency model. In addition, the model was benchmarked against existing literature and research. The researchers found consistency within the initial versions of the competency model. Interested scholars may find the initial model and supporting rationale in the 2011 ATMAE conference proceedings. This …


Acuta Enews November 2012 Vol. 41, No. 11 Nov 2012

Acuta Enews November 2012 Vol. 41, No. 11

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In this issue...

Hurricane Sandy Arrives on Campus

Hurricanes, Seminar & Toy Phones

Webinar: The Future of Emergency Communication in Higher Ed

Getting Ready for HD Voice

ACUTA Member Benefit: Free Corporate Webinar Webpage

Every Desk a Drafting Table: The Power of a Design Mindset

Info Links

Fall 2012 Seminar Exhibitors and Sponsors

Board Report

Bring 8 Fall Seminar Exhibitors and Sponsors

Welcome New Members

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Comparison Of Phenolic Compounds And Antioxidant Capacities Of Traditional Sorghum Beers With Other Alcoholic Beverages, Fatouma Abdoul-Latif, Romaric G. Bayili, Louis C. Obame, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof. Oct 2012

Comparison Of Phenolic Compounds And Antioxidant Capacities Of Traditional Sorghum Beers With Other Alcoholic Beverages, Fatouma Abdoul-Latif, Romaric G. Bayili, Louis C. Obame, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof.

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

Thirty samples of sorghum beers “dolo” were selected from traditionally fermented household manufacturers from Burkina Faso. Dolo samples were screened for their total phenolic content, proanthocyanidins and putative antioxidant capacities, and were compared with industrial beers and wines. Total phenols were measured using the Folin-Ciocalteu method. Proanthocyanidins content were determined by the method of HCl-butanol hydrolysis. Antioxidant activities were evaluated both with 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay and by the trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) using 2,2’-azinobis(3-ethyl-benzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid radical) (ABTS•+). The average contents of total phenols and proanthocyanidins were 506 μg GAE/ml of dolo and 45 μg APE/ml of dolo, respectively. An …


Acuta Enews October 2012 Vol. 41, No. 10 Oct 2012

Acuta Enews October 2012 Vol. 41, No. 10

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In this issue...

A New Mission, A New Vision & a New Seminar

ACUTA Staff Changes

Institutional Excellence Award Deadline Nears

How to Be a Hero When You Roll Out UC

What's on Your Desk?

ACUTA Member Benefit: Website Press Room

New Media Literacy Brings Life to Digital Age 2.0

Info Links

Board Report

Welcome New Members

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Acuta Enews September 2012 Vol. 41, No. 9 Sep 2012

Acuta Enews September 2012 Vol. 41, No. 9

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In this issue....

NY City, the New WTC, and ACUTA

Overheard via eMail: Legacy Systems

UC Cloud Security: Avoiding an Identity Crisis

Board Report

Annual Dues Reminders Mailed July 3

Sense- Making: Why People Won't Be Replaced by Computers Anytime Soon

Young Professionals-- What's in It for You?

Webinar FREE to Members

Info Links

PCI Compliance of Increasing Importance to Higher Ed

ACUTA Member Benefit: Post and Access RFPs Welcome New Members

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Toxicity Assessment And Analgesic Activity Investigation Of Aqueous Acetone Extracts Of Sida Acuta Burn F. And Sida Cordifolia L. (Malvaceae), Medicinal Plants Of Burkina Faso, Kiessoum Konate, Adama Hilou, Raïssa Rr Aworet-Samseny, Alain Souza, Nicolas Barro, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Jacques Datté, Bertrand M’Batchi Aug 2012

Toxicity Assessment And Analgesic Activity Investigation Of Aqueous Acetone Extracts Of Sida Acuta Burn F. And Sida Cordifolia L. (Malvaceae), Medicinal Plants Of Burkina Faso, Kiessoum Konate, Adama Hilou, Raïssa Rr Aworet-Samseny, Alain Souza, Nicolas Barro, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Jacques Datté, Bertrand M’Batchi

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

Background Sida acuta Burn f. and Sida cordifolia L. (Malvaceae) are traditionally used in Burkina Faso to treat several ailments, mainly pains, including abdominal infections and associated diseases. Despite the extensive use of these plants in traditional health care, literature provides little information regarding their toxicity and the pharmacology. This work was therefore designed to investigate the toxicological effects of aqueous acetone extracts of Sida acuta Burn f. and Sida cordifolia L. Furthermore, their analgesic capacity was assessed, in order to assess the efficiency of the traditional use of these two medicinal plants from Burkina Faso. Method For acute toxicity …


Acuta Enews August 2012 Vol. 41, No. 8 Aug 2012

Acuta Enews August 2012 Vol. 41, No. 8

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In this issue....

ACUTA Strategic Planning Retreat

What's on Your Desk?

Windstream Provides Calling Service to ACUTA

Are We stuck with "Islands" of UC Interoperability?

Operator Services

Novel & Adaptive Thinking: Working without FAQs

Member Benefit of the Month: Discounted Registration Fees

Info Link

Mentors Make a Difference

Consider Speaking Opportunities

LEED- Certified Building Stock Swells to 2 Billion Square Feet Worldwide

Welcome New Members

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Simulation Of Tax Revenues From Individuals Receiving Advanced College Degrees, Dejing Kong Jul 2012

Simulation Of Tax Revenues From Individuals Receiving Advanced College Degrees, Dejing Kong

Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

State governments always want graduates who received higher education in universities and colleges to stimulate the economic growth of the state. Many state universities want to contribute more to the state’s economy as well, and state universities frequently have relevant economic development activities and offices. The state universities normally receive annual budgeted financial support and occasional special funding from the state government while the state expects contributions to the economic growth and an educated citizen in return. In this research, the economic impact of a graduate degree funded by the state government was considered in the state of Nebraska.

Simulation …


Acuta Enews July 2012 Vol. 41, No. 7 Jul 2012

Acuta Enews July 2012 Vol. 41, No. 7

ACUTA Newsletters

In this issue....

1 What Matters to You

2 Overheard via eMail: Legacy Systems

3 UC Cloud Security: Avoiding an Identity Crisis

4 Board Report

4 Annual Dues Reminders Mailed July 3

5 Sense- Making: Why People Won't Be Replaced by Computers Anytime Soon

6 Young Professionals-- What's in It for You?

6 Webinar FREE to members

7 Info Links

8 PCI Compliance of Increasing Importance to Higher Ed

8 ACUTA Member Benefit: Post and Access RFPs

9 Welcome New Members

9 Check It Out


Antibacterial Activity Against Beta- Lactamase Producing Methicillin And Ampicillin-Resistants Staphylococcus Aureus: Fractional Inhibitory Concentration Index (Fici) Determination, Kiessoun K Onate, Jacques François Mavoungou, Alexis Nicaise Lepengué, Raïssa Rr Aworet-Samseny, Adama Hilou, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Bertrand M’Batchi Jun 2012

Antibacterial Activity Against Beta- Lactamase Producing Methicillin And Ampicillin-Resistants Staphylococcus Aureus: Fractional Inhibitory Concentration Index (Fici) Determination, Kiessoun K Onate, Jacques François Mavoungou, Alexis Nicaise Lepengué, Raïssa Rr Aworet-Samseny, Adama Hilou, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Bertrand M’Batchi

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

The present study reports the antibacterial capacity of alkaloid compounds in combination with Methicillin and Ampicillin-resistants bacteria isolated from clinical samples. The resistance of different bacteria strains to the current antibacterial agents, their toxicity and the cost of the treatment have led to the development of natural products against the bacteria resistant infections when applied in combination with conventional antimicrobial drugs. The antibacterial assays in this study were performed by using inhibition zone diameters, MIC, MBC methods, the time-kill assay and the Fractional Inhibitory Concentration Index (FICI) determination. On the whole, fifteen Gram-positive bacterial strains (MRSA/ARSA) were used. Negative control …


Acuta Enews June 2012 Vol. 41, No. 6 Jun 2012

Acuta Enews June 2012 Vol. 41, No. 6

ACUTA Newsletters

In this issue...

1 Meeting Member Needs with Excellence

2 What's on Your Desk?

3 IPv6 Transition: The Time ls (Finally) Here

4 Board Report

5 Social Intelligence: Bringing the Human Touch to the Online Work place

5 Annual Dues Reminders Mail July 2

6 lnfo Links

7 Welcome New Members

7 Check lt Out

8-12 Annual Conference Photo Gallery


Application Of Intelligent-Objects Simulation To Manufacturing Process Efficiency Analysis: A Case Study, Justin Hamilton May 2012

Application Of Intelligent-Objects Simulation To Manufacturing Process Efficiency Analysis: A Case Study, Justin Hamilton

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Science and Technology at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science by Justin Hamilton on May 12, 2012.


Acuta Enews May 2012 Vol. 41, No. 5 May 2012

Acuta Enews May 2012 Vol. 41, No. 5

ACUTA Newsletters

In this issue...

1 Looking Back at 2011'2012

2 NSF Funding for Cyber-learning: Transforming Education

3 Choose Your VoIP Host Carefully

3 ACUTA Webinar: Creating a Project Management Office

4 7 Must-Haves in a UC Cloud Contract

5 Board Report

6 How Cross-Cultural Competency Will Build Workers' Global Agility

6 Annual Dues Invoices Mail May 1

7 Info Links

8 Welcome New Members

8 Check It Out


Sustainable Purchasing Practices: An Investigation Into Current Industry Awareness And Practice., Francis X. Palisi Apr 2012

Sustainable Purchasing Practices: An Investigation Into Current Industry Awareness And Practice., Francis X. Palisi

Purdue Polytechnic Masters Theses

This research study illustrates the growing importance of sustainable purchasing practices and answers two important questions: what is the current awareness of U.S. organizations on sustainable purchasing practices with regards to evaluating, selecting, and retaining suppliers and to what extent are these practices being implemented? The research conducted is based upon an in-depth literature review of green purchasing and sustainability initiatives. With an ever increasing global economy with no intention of slowing down it is ever important to look towards sustainability practices and the biggest impact organizations can make is in the purchasing department. The researcher begins by explaining their …


Acuta Enews April 2012 Vol. 41, No. 4 Apr 2012

Acuta Enews April 2012 Vol. 41, No. 4

ACUTA Newsletters

In this issue...

1 Dan McCarriar Is Appointed Director-at-Large

2 The Year in Review

3 Standards, Best Practices Coming for UC Cloud Interoperability

4 What's on Your Desk Today?

5 lnfo Links

6 Cognitive Load Management: Navigating the Coming Data Flood

6 Add Names from Your Campus

7 E911 Challenges

7 Committee Corner

8 Member Benefit of the Month: Volunteer Opportunities

9 Board Report

10 Welcome New Members

10 Check It Out


Acuta Enews March 2012 Vol. 41, No. 3 Mar 2012

Acuta Enews March 2012 Vol. 41, No. 3

ACUTA Newsletters

In this issue...

1 Meet the 2012-13 Board of Directors

2 Looking Back at a Look Ahead

3 New Benefit: Members in Transition

3 Upcoming Events

4 Members Celebrate Anniversaries

5 Committee Corner

6 Workflow Costing Methodology

7 ReNet trends Worth Watching

8 Committees Seeking Volunteers

8 Virtual Collaboration

9 Member Benefit of the Month: ACUTA journal

9 Streaming Video: IP & 21st C Skills

10 lnfo Links

10 Welcome New Members

11 Check It Out


Acuta Enews February 2012 Vol. 41, No. 2 Feb 2012

Acuta Enews February 2012 Vol. 41, No. 2

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In this issue...

1 Seminar in Review & What's New

3 jeri Semer Volunteer Recognition Award j Upcoming Events

4 Single- vs. Multi-Vendor Approaches to UC

5 Harness Mobile Technology's Potential

6 lnfo Links

7 Board Report

7 Committee Corner

8 Member Benefit of the Month: Membership Directory

8 Thanks to Exhibitors & Sponsors welcome New Members

9 Check It Out


Using The Case Study Methodology In Teaching, Deogratias Harorimana Mr Jan 2012

Using The Case Study Methodology In Teaching, Deogratias Harorimana Mr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This paper reviews the Why, How, to use the Case Study Methods in MBA teaching. The Presentation was prepared for and delivered as part of MBA students induction Programme in the Graduate School of Business.


Bacteriocin Formation By Dominant Aerobic Sporeformers Isolated From Traditional Maari, Donatien Kabore, Line Thorsen, Dennis Sandris Nielsen, Torben Sune Berner, Hagrétou Sawadogo-Lingani, Bréhima Diawara, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Mogens Jackobsen Jan 2012

Bacteriocin Formation By Dominant Aerobic Sporeformers Isolated From Traditional Maari, Donatien Kabore, Line Thorsen, Dennis Sandris Nielsen, Torben Sune Berner, Hagrétou Sawadogo-Lingani, Bréhima Diawara, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Mogens Jackobsen

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

The antimicrobial activity of 8 Bacillus spp. and 2 Lysinibacillus spp. representing the predominant aerobic sporeformers during traditional maari fermentations, a traditional fermented baobab seeds product fromBurkina Faso,was investigated. The antimicrobial activitywas assessed against a total of 31 indicator organisms representing various Gram-negative and positive pathogens. The screening showed that 3 Bacillus subtilis strains (B3, B122 and B222) in particular had antimicrobial activity against some Gram-positive organisms and were selected for further studies. Itwas found that the antimicrobial substances producedwere heat stable, in-sensitive to catalase, sensitive to protease and trypsin but resistant to the proteolytic action of papain and proteinase …


Acid Resistance, Bile Tolerance And Antimicrobial Properties Of Dominant Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated From Traditional “Maari” Baobab Seeds Fermented Condiment, Donatien Kabore, Hagrétou Sawadogo-Lingani, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Bréhima Diawara, Mogens Jacobsen Jan 2012

Acid Resistance, Bile Tolerance And Antimicrobial Properties Of Dominant Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated From Traditional “Maari” Baobab Seeds Fermented Condiment, Donatien Kabore, Hagrétou Sawadogo-Lingani, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Bréhima Diawara, Mogens Jacobsen

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

Maari is a fermented food condiment obtained by spontaneous fermentation of seeds from the baobab tree (Adansonia digitata). Nine dominant lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains, isolated from traditional maari fermentation were examined for their resistance to pH 2.5, their tolerance to 0.3% bile and their antimicrobial activities against pathogenic bacteria. The agar spot test was used to screen the dominant LAB for antagonistic activity against a total of 21 indicator organisms including Bacillus cereus strains, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Yersinia enterocolitica, Escherichia coli and Micrococcus luteus. It was observed that all LAB strains survived in 0.3% bile and exhibited antimicrobial …


Creating A State-Wide Transfer Program For Engineering Technology And Technology Management Studies, Gregory Arbuckle, Mark Doggett Jan 2012

Creating A State-Wide Transfer Program For Engineering Technology And Technology Management Studies, Gregory Arbuckle, Mark Doggett

SEAS Faculty Publications

The primary purpose of the Western Kentucky Pipeline for 2+2+2 Engineering Technology and Technology Management (ET/TM) students program is to significantly increase degree production and workforce preparation in central and western Kentucky through the construction of a long-term sustainable, reproducible model bridging program of cooperation between Western Kentucky University (WKU), Murray State University (MSU) and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The program will significantly increase industrial and technology education opportunities, technology enrollment and two and four-year degree completion. Additionally, this project supports the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s (CPE) goal to double the overall number of undergraduate …


Acuta Enews January 2012 Vol. 41, No. 1 Jan 2012

Acuta Enews January 2012 Vol. 41, No. 1

ACUTA Newsletters

ln This lssue...

1 Board Approves Slate of Nominees

2 From the President: New Building Network Designs at BC............ .--.Joseph Harrington, Boston College

3 Nominate a Colleague for the ACUTA Ruth A Michalecki Leadership Award

4 Member Benefit of the Month: Monthly Newsletter Subscriptions

4 Today's ACUTA for Today's CIO ................. Keith Fowlkes, UVA Wise

5 ACUTA Webinar: The Challenges of Mobile Connectivity

5 Board Report............... Riny Ledgerwood, SDSU

6 Info Links.............. .....Randy Hayes, Univ. of Northern Iowa

7 How Transdisciplinarity Will Help Workers Thrive ...................James Fraleigh, Apollo Research Institute

8 Committee Corner

8 Thanks to Event Sponsors in 2011 …


Creating A State-Wide Transfer Program For Engineering Technology And Technology Management Students, Greg K. Arbuckle, Mark Doggett Jan 2012

Creating A State-Wide Transfer Program For Engineering Technology And Technology Management Students, Greg K. Arbuckle, Mark Doggett

Mark Doggett

The primary purpose of the Western Kentucky Pipeline for 2+2+2 Engineering Technology and Technology Management (ET/TM) students program is to significantly increase degree production and workforce preparation in central and western Kentucky through the construction of a long-term sustainable, reproducible model bridging program of cooperation between Western Kentucky University (WKU), Murray State University (MSU) and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The program will significantly increase industrial and technology education opportunities, technology enrollment and two and four-year degree completion. Additionally, this project supports the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s (CPE) goal to double the overall number of undergraduate …


The Role Of The Ship Breaking Industry In Bangladesh And Its Future With Special Emphasis On Capacity Building Through Education And Training, Kazi A.B.M. Shameem Jan 2012

The Role Of The Ship Breaking Industry In Bangladesh And Its Future With Special Emphasis On Capacity Building Through Education And Training, Kazi A.B.M. Shameem

World Maritime University Dissertations

The ship breaking is considered to be the most sustainable way of disposing end of life ships. Incentives behind the development of the shipbreaking industry are multi-faceted, among which economic benefits and employment opportunities are most prominent. Yet the industry received much attention globally due to many fatal accidents causing loss of life, degradation of environmental due to the prevailing unsafe working practices especially in south Asia. This dissertation is a study to understand the shipbreaking in general with influencing factors for driving and holding its position in south Asia particularly in Bangladesh. The shipping & demolition market dynamics analyzed …


Syllabus - Writ 150 - Writing In The Digital Age: Crafting Multimedia, Elizabeth C. Scheyder Dec 2011

Syllabus - Writ 150 - Writing In The Digital Age: Crafting Multimedia, Elizabeth C. Scheyder

Elizabeth C Scheyder

No abstract provided.