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  • Preservice elementary teachers: Creative thinking, pedagogy and MathArt projects 

    Alagic, Mara (2014-08-19)
    Preservice elementary teachers, themselves taking a Mathematical Investigations class, completed a project whereby they created an artistic representation of a mathematics concept of their choice. An eclectic collection ...
  • Nanomaterials safety 

    Asmatulu, Eylem; Plummer, F.; Miller, G. (2014-04-25)
  • In praise of the Bathos 

    Goldbarth, Albert (1994)
  • Which type of advisors do family businesses trust most? An exploratory application of socioemotional selectivity theory 

    Broberg, J. Christian; Perry, John T.; Ring, J. Kirk (2014-06-08)
    In this article, we introduce socioemotional selectivity theory (SEST) from psychology to the family business literature. Applying the theory to family businesses, we argue that a family business's age influences whether ...
  • Concept system analysis of the ThirdPlaceLearning theory 

    Alagic, Mara; Orel, Tatiana; Rimmington, Glyn M. (2014-06)
    The ThirdPlaceLearning (TPL) frame and its sub-frames, constructed by Cognitive Linguistics methods, is a visual representation of the interconnected concepts. A list of defined terms and their underlying concepts were ...
  • The NOvA far detector data acquisition system 

    Biery, Kurt; Guglielmo, Gerald; Habig, Alec; Illingworth, Robert; Kasahara, Susan; Meyer, Holger; Kwarciany, Rick; Lu, Qiming; Lukhanin, Gennadiy; Magill, Stephen; Mathis, Mark; Moren, Adam; Mualem, Leon; Muether, Mathew; Norman, Andrew; Paley, Jonathan; Perevalov, Denis; Piccoli, Luciano; Rechenmacher, Ronald; Shanahan, Peter; Suter, Louise; Waldron, Abigail; Zalesak, Jaroslav (2014)
    Biery, Kurt, et al. "The NOvA Far Detector Data Acquisition System." Journal of Physics: Conference Series 513 no 1. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/513/1/012041.
  • Eye and face protection manual 

    Asmatulu, Eylem; Plummer, F.; Miller, G. (2014-05-19)
    Safety and Environmental considerations are important part of our daily lives, not only for our individual protection, but for the protection of others and the environment as well. In order to maintain a high level of ...
  • Eye and face protection 

    Asmatulu, Eylem; Plummer, F.; Miller, G. (2014-05-19)
  • Preventing slip and fall accidents 

    Asmatulu, Eylem; Plummer, F.; Miller, G. (2014-04-21)
    Safety and Environmental considerations are important part of our daily lives, not only for our individual protection, but for the protection of others and the environment as well. In order to maintain a high level of ...
  • Preventing slip and fall accidents at WSU 

    Asmatulu, Eylem; Plummer, F.; Miller, G. (2014-04-21)
  • Tensile behavior of carbon nanotube multi-yarn coated with polyester 

    Asmatulu, Ramazan; Mall, S.; Misak, H.E. (2014-06-13)
    The behavior of a carbon nanotube (CNT) multi-yarn consisting of 30 yarns and coated with a thin layer of polyester is investigated under tensile loading condition. The coated and uncoated CNT multi-yarns are loaded until ...
  • A multi-criteria approach for biomass crop selection under fuzzy environment 

    Bueyuektahtakin, I. Esra; Cobuloglu, Halil I. (2014-06-03)
    The type of biomass crop has a significant impact on the feasibility of ethanol production. Since biomass crop type can have various environmental and economic impacts, the selection of an optimal crop type is a multi-criteria ...
  • A review of lignocellulosic biomass and biofuel supply chain models 

    Bueyuektahtakin, I. Esra; Cobuloglu, Halil I. (2014-06-03)
    Biofuels have received considerable attention lately due to the scarcity of fossil-based energy and its adverse impact on the environment. Furthermore, the need for a consistent energy supply has led researchers and ...
  • Journey to Solla Sollew: Teacher candidates, resiliency, and children's literature 

    Lohfink, Gayla; Unruh, Susan (Association of Teacher Educators – Kansas, 2013)
    Today's elementary student must learn coping strategies in order to deal with life's challenges-social, emotional, and academic-in his or her changing world. To foster the development of such learning, teacher preparation ...
  • Healthcare facilities: Planning for increasing extreme heat events 

    Huber, Art; Overcash, Michael; Sadkhi, Anas; Rabanimotlagh, Ahmad; Twomey, Janet; Yazici, Hulya (2014-06-03)
    Hospitals and healthcare buildings are energy intensive units due to the specific requirements to maintain patient comfort, meet standards for a bacteria and virus free environment, and deliver patient services. Besides ...
  • Locating queer community in award-winning LGBTQ-themed young adult literature (2005-2010) 

    Mason, Katherine; Brannon, April; Yarborough, Elle (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN), 2012)
  • Achieving data K-availability in intermittently connected sensor networks 

    Jaggi, Neeraj; Takahashi, Masaaki; Tang, Bin (2014-08-04)
    We consider the problem of preserving data in intermittently connected sensor networks wherein sensor nodes do not always have connected paths to the base stations. The generated data is first stored inside the network ...
  • Efficiency measure for colleges of engineering 

    Katamjani, Ali Ghobahi; Malzahn, Don E.; Whitman, Lawrence E. (American Society for Engineering Education, 2014-06-15)
    As the need for engineers increases, there is a parallel decrease in public funding of higher education. The press for increased efficiency in the system of higher education is inevitable. Although each college of engineering ...
  • Struggling international students in the United States: do university faculty know how to help? 

    Unruh, Susan (The Education Research Unit of The Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2015-05)
    This study explores university faculty members' perspectives on the strengths and challenges of international students in the United States, as well as their own challenges in teaching international students. It also ...
  • A new transmission control protocol for active RFID networks 

    Baloch, Fariha; Pendse, Ravi (2014-05-13)
    In this paper a new transmission control protocol named IISS for active RFID networks is proposed that utilizes the concept of scanning the network for successful and unsuccessful slots using lesser number of bits (compared ...

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