Design Freeze Submitted to the Faculty of the Information Engineering Technology Program in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering Technology
In recent years, the spectrum of stress phenomena, ranging from the tragic to the mundane, has received a great deal of attention in the research literature. Research has found that exposure to a broad range of stress phenomena increases the risk for subsequent psychopathology (Kanner, Coyne, Schaefer, & Lazarus, 1981; Lewinsohn, Mermelstein, Alexander & MacPhillamy, 1985). The assumption that stress phenomena vary along a continuum from mild to severe underlies much of this research (Dohrenwend & Dohrenwend, 1978). Trauma has been understood to constitute the class labelled severe, life event stress (LES) the moderate, and daily hassles (DH) the mild. In empirical studies, these classes have thus been assumed to vary in terms of degree (i.e., quantity) rather than in terms of qualitative differences.
If your organization is interested in establishing and developing a joint international program in
China, it is inevitable to face both manageable risks and unpredictable changes. There are
mainly three types of challenges.
● Political impact on travel and visa application: the 2017 re-election in China and
leadership change in the United States affect how efficient for both sides to visit each
other and stay for work.
● Technology restriction on teaching and communication: While the fast internet speed
and open internet are taken for granted in the US, technological difficulties in China can
be a barrier for effective teaching and communication.
● Censorship: In China, censorship is always a challenge, especially in the current state.
Be proactive to work effectively within the constraints.
The presenter is intended to share some experience and best practice based on a successful
joint institute between University of Cincinnati and Chongqing University. As the first coop based
program in China, the program continues to be a leading model in international engineering
Background and objectives
Library instruction, especially in one-shot sessions, usually focuses on framing research questions, finding sources, and evaluating information. Similarly, online guides tend to highlight search tools and techniques and evaluation of sources by applying traditional criteria. The ACRL Framework (2015) has expanded the definition of information literacy by including creation of new knowledge and ethical participation in communities of knowledge. We thought it was essential to address these competencies in instruction, especially in view of publications (Monge & Frisicaro-Pawlowski. 2014) and studies (Head, 2012; Head, 2016) that point at the discrepancy between information literacy instruction provided in college and actual demands of the workplace. Monge & Frisicaro-Pawlowski (2014) emphasize the importance of encouraging students “to engage in personal information management by using… web-based media” and “use technology for social interaction and collaboration” (Monge & Frisicaro-Pawlowski. 2014, p. 70).
In order to start bridging the gap between the skills typical graduates acquire through library instruction and those that will prepare them for workplace success and lifelong learning, we created an online guide that reflects the I-LEARN model (Neuman, 2011, p.97) and
• covers a variety of information competencies, including “staying smart” in a rapidly changing world (Head, 2016), organizing information, creating content, succeeding in online collaboration, and being a safe and responsible online contributor;
• points students to free institutional resources that may be available after they graduate, and quality online tools and resources they can use anytime; and
• provides tips and best practices for essential information-related tasks, including managing information, publishing content, and maintaining an online presence.
Participants will take away
• ideas for the guide structure and content, which can be adapted to their needs;
• suggestions on developing a guide with input from faculty and other campus stakeholders, and
• examples of how various pages of the guide can be integrated into course content.
We will share our experience of using the guide in course-specific instruction and observations of the impact it had on students We will discuss our future plans, which include working with subject specialists and faculty to create discipline-specific assignments, instruction, and guides in order to equip students with information skills relevant to their future workplace.
Association of College & Research Libraries (2016). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework
Head, A.J. (2012). Learning curve: How college graduates solve problems once they join the workplace [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.projectinfolit.org/uploads/2/7/5/4/27541717/pil_fall2012_workplacestudy_fullreport-1.pdf
Head, A.J. (2016). Staying smart: How today's graduates continue to learn once they complete college [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.projectinfolit.org/uploads/2/7/5/4/27541717/staying_smart_pil_1_5_2016b_fullreport.pdf
Monge, R., & Frisicaro-Pawlowski, E. (2014). Redefining information literacy to prepare students for the 21st century workforce. Innovative Higher Education, 39(1), 59-73. doi:10.1007/s10755-013-9260-5
Neuman, D. (2011). Learning in information-rich environments: I-LEARN and the construction of knowledge in the 21st century. New York : Springer.
This dissertation is divided into four parts consisting of (1) an introduction to stagewise processes; (2) a summary of investigations appearing in the literature; (3) the detailed application of finite calculus to the stagewise operations of extraction, gas absorption and fractionation; and (4) an appendix containing the elements of the finite calculus and a few numerical solutions of problems presented in part (3).
"The effects of various technical and economic parameters on LMFBR deployment plans have been studied to assess the best future mix of light water reactors and fast breeder reactors which will result in minimum cumulative nuclear generating costs discounted to the year 1985. Projected growth in domestic nuclear generating capacity was taken from various predictions [19, 20, 21], and the future domestic nuclear generating capacity was assumed to consist only of light water reactors and liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactors. Technical characteristics representing the two reactor types were taken as fixed, typical values for this study. The light water reactor characteristics represent a composite between PWRs and BWRs, whereas the most recent follow-on design was used as the reference for LMFBRs. Annual domestic power generation costs are calculated as a function of the installed capacity of both light water and fast breeder reactors in each particular year, the unit costs of each reactor type, the load factor, plutonium requirements, plutonium price and discount rate, and other factors. The cumulative nuclear generating costs are then computed as the sum of the discounted annual costs."
The purpose of this dissertation were threefold: (1) to develop a taphonomically-based facies (taphofacies) model for a classic, modern carbonate system, the south Florida shelf; (2) to compare and contrast the south Florida taphofacies model to the only other published modern carbonate taphofacies model, that of Parsons (1992) study of the northeastern Caribbean; (3) to compare and contrast a taphofacies model developed from the total mollusc assemblage (pooled sample approach) to models that only evaluate taphonomic changes within a single taxon as it occurs in different environments.
The purpose of this project is to consider and evaluate the economic attractiveness of a process producing 250,000 lb/h of acetic acid by the selective carbonylation of methanol via carbon monoxide with the use of an iridium tri-iodide catalyst. Initial cost estimates of this process will be completed prior to the completed rigorous design to ensure the process is economically viable and meets product specifications. A full cost analysis will then be made on the initial design to further verify the process will meet product specifications and is economically attractive to the business. A recommendation to continue investigating will be made based on the analysis of the investment cost and annual operating costs of this reaction/separation system.
An economic analysis was performed on the selected design. The total capital cost for this project is $145 million, with a yearly utility and incremental cost of $62 million and $90 million, respectively. The required ten-year return on investment was found to be 15%, when the Acetic Acid is sold at a price of $437 /ton. When the Acetic Acid is sold at $745/ton (achieves 15% 1-year ROI), an ROI of 547% is achieved for a 10-year period. In order to achieve a five-year ROI of 15%, the selling price of Acetic Acid is only increased to roughly $455/ton.
Fundamental to design education is the creation and structure of curriculum. Neither the creation of design curriculum, nor the revaluation of existing curriculum is well documented. With no clear documentation of precedent, best practices are left open to debate. This paper and presentation will discuss the use of a survey as a research tool to assess existing curriculum at Iowa State University in the United States. This tool allowed the needs and perspectives of the program’s diverse stakeholders to be better understood. Utilizing survey methods, research revealed the convergence and divergence of stakeholders’ philosophies, theories and needs in relation to design curriculum.
Accreditation and professional licensing provide base level of guidelines for design curriculum in the United States. However, each program’s curricular structure beyond these guidelines is a complicated balance of resources, facilities, faculty, and the type of institution in which it is housed. Once established, a program’s curriculum is rarely reassessed as a whole, but instead updated with the hasty addition of classes upon an existing curricular structure. Curriculum is infrequently re-addressed, and when it is, it is typically based on the experience and opinions of a select group of faculty. This paper presents how a survey was developed to collect data to inform curricular decision- making, enabling the reduction of faculty bias and speculation in the process. Lessons learned from the development of this research tool will be shared so it might be replicated at other institutions, and be efficiently repeated periodically to ensure currency of a program’s curriculum.
"For 10 to 15 years in the cultural life of 20th-century Russia, composers found themselves in the unique position of enjoying considerable artistic freedom while receiving state funds to compose music from a contemporary Russian viewpoint. From about 1980, for the first time in 60 years, composers did not have to adhere to any Soviet ideology, nor were they hampered by any restrictions on Western influences or sacred liturgical texts. This artistic golden age of the 1980s and early 1990s ended as severe economic hardships developed."
The phenomenon of design entrepreneurship has received attention in the field of design. The trend of design entrepreneurship emerges in Taiwan and becoming a new career option for designers. Entrepreneurial activities can promote economic growth through innovation and knowledge spillovers. Studies on designer entrepreneurship are warranted because it proposes the possibility of entrepreneurial innovation, contributing to industrial and economic development. A multiple case study was employed, and seven design-led startups were selected as case study subjects to explore and conclude how these firms integrate their own profession and acquire resources to construct the value chain so as to keep the company operational and profitable. According to the results, the value chain of design-led startups is identified. The findings are further discussed to provide a better understanding of the entrepreneurial path of design-led startups in Taiwan.
The deterioration of linguistic abilities is a natural phenomenon along with aging. Therefore, various assessment tools have been developed to measure linguistic abilities of seniors and diagnose degenerative diseases such as dementia. Although most of the tools are composed of images, there are not many studies focusing on the visual design, which could significantly affect performance of the subject. In this regard, this research aims to suggest a design guideline for linguistic ability assessment tools concerning the key characteristics of the elderly, focusing on visual contents and interface.
Existing related researches were mostly conducted in English-speaking countries. In order to assess the language processing abilities of Korean-speaking elders more accurately, it is necessary to develop language processing assessment tools that reflect the unique linguistic features and structure of the Korean language. Regarding the existing tools, there is a lack of research on aging, focusing
on ‘verb naming.
In the literature review section, the paper investigated the physical, cognitive and emotional characteristics of the elderly and extracted the key elements to consider when designing for the elderly. Also, design principles were found based on case studies and problem analysis of the existing assessment tools for language processing abilities. Lastly, we created a prototype model using ‘verb naming.’ Using the model, we have conducted an experiment and comparative analysis between different age groups to verify the validity of contents.
In conclusion, we provided a design guideline for visual contents and interface of linguistic assessment tools, focusing on elderly users.
This research studied the methods and techniques that can be applied to measure the surface finish of a cylindrical part during the grinding process. The applicability, capability, and feasibility of the techniques and roughness measurement methods are the main research objectives. Through a literature survey and various technique investigations, it was established that an ultrasonic technique has the greatest promise.
In unhairing operations, the tanner desires a dis-solution of the epidermis with a minimum breakdown of hair and corium tissues. Comparatively little is known about the chemical structure of epidermis, due to practical difficulties in obtaining relatively complete, unmodified, uncontaminated samples of this tissue. Epidermis for this work was obtained from three animals by two methods calculated to yield a minimum of modification. These methods were (1) removal at less than 10°C with dilute sodium chloride solutions, with precautions taken against bacterial action, and (2) removal by the action of distilled water at 60°C. for a period of ten minutes.