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Kwan, Ann H.; Mobli, Mehdi; Schirra, Horst J.; Wilson, Jennifer C.; Jones, Oliver A. H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Magnetic resonance is a powerful technology that has had a major impact across the physical, life, and medical sciences, from chemistry to medical imaging, with ever-expanding applications in new areas as diverse as mining and food science. It is, however, also a difficult subject to teach, as the theory is complex and requires some familiarity…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, College Faculty, Video Technology
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Carson, Susan – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2007
Science educators agree that an undergraduate research experience is critical for students who are considering graduate school or research careers. The process of researching a topic in the primary literature, designing experiments, implementing those experiments, and analyzing the results is essential in developing the analytical skills necessary…
Descriptors: Student Research, Mentors, Models, Science Laboratories
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on the Conduct of Science. – 1989
This booklet was written for students and describes some of the basic features of a life in contemporary research and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers will encounter in their work. This booklet divides the decisions that scientists make into two overlapping categories. Much of the first half of the booklet looks at…
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Science and Society, Science Education
Parratt, Patricia – 1987
The modern scientific enterprise often appears so complex and sophisticated that it may seem unapproachable. This view of science is questioned in this booklet, which looks at science as a human endeavor, one which is within the grasp of all people. This document highlights the personal stories of four young scientists in an effort to provide…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Biology, Career Awareness, Career Education
Albrecht, Andreas; And Others – 1985
This four-part booklet examines various issues related to nuclear weapons and how they will affect an individual working as a scientist or engineer. It provides information about the history of nuclear weapons, about the weapons industry which produces them, and about new weapons programs. Issues are raised so that new or future graduates may make…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Science, Engineering, Engineering Education
Engineering Education, 1990
Presented is a directory of 340 undergraduate engineering and engineering technology programs in the United States and Canada. Each profile includes officers, setting, student population, student support programs, programs for minorities and women, admission and financial aid information, graduation requirements, and program offerings. Information…
Descriptors: Citations (References), College Science, Directories, Engineering Education
Davis, Ged R. – Scientific American, 1990
Examined is the world society's ability to meet energy needs without destroying the earth. Supply and demand issues are examined. International per capita energy use is compared. Historical trends are described. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Conservation (Environment), Developed Nations, Developing Nations
Fickett, Arnold P.; And Others – Scientific American, 1990
Discussed are advanced technologies which may offer an opportunity to meet the world's future energy needs while minimizing the environmental impact. Savings to both suppliers and consumers are described. International electricity usage is compared. Government standards for the manufacture of electrical products in the United States are…
Descriptors: College Science, Conservation (Environment), Efficiency, Electrical Appliances
Bevington, Rick; Rosenfeld, Arthur H. – Scientific American, 1990
Described are new technologies such as superwindows, compact fluorescent lights, and automated control systems which, when combined with other strategies such as shade trees and light-colored buildings, could reduce building energy expenditures. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Conservation (Environment), Efficiency, Electrical Appliances
Reddy, Amulya K. N.; Goldemberg, Jose – Scientific American, 1990
Described are methods which can be used by developing countries to affordably obtain the energy without ruining the environment. The approaches mix efficient end-use technologies with modest increases in generating capacity. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Efficiency
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Schimmrich, Steven Henry – Journal of Geological Education, 1990
Presented are the background theory, program procedures, output display, and applications for this program which is designed to calculate the slip vector and the stress to normal stress ratio on an arbitrarily oriented fault plane. Program availability is discussed. Twelve references are listed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Spradley, Joseph L. – Physics Teacher, 1990
Described are the contributions of 15 women astronomers to the modern understanding of the stars. Discussed are early women pioneers, early spectrographic studies, and recent women astronomers. A list of 29 references is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Females, Higher Education
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Ember, Lois R. – Chemical and Engineering News, 1989
A fund established by the will of Clare Boothe Luce is announced. The 14 university beneficiaries are listed. Other programs which help to promote the participation of women in science and engineering are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Faculty, College Science, Engineering Education
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer: Computer Issue, 1987
Discusses starting salaries for graduates with various degrees in computer science and electrical engineering. Summarizes the results of a recent study by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) which provides salary estimates for graduates in different specialties and in different geographical locations. (TW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, College Science, Computer Science
Davidson, Robert L., III – Graduating Engineer: Computer Issue, 1987
Discusses some of the qualifications that recruits in computer and electronics firms look for in graduates who are applying for positions. Addresses the recruiters' interests in the applicants' grades, previous work experiences, interview dress, interview behavior, and resumes. (TW)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Science, Computer Science, Electrical Occupations
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