Difficult tasks are often very simply stated. This committee was asked by
Congress to “conduct a study to assess gender differences in the careers of science,
engineering, and mathematics (SEM) faculty, focusing on four-year institutions of
higher education that award bachelor’s and graduate degrees. The study will build
on the National Academies’ previous work and examine issues such as faculty
hiring, promotion, tenure, and allocation of institutional resources including (but
not limited to) laboratory space.
In June 2006, seventeen scientists and educators selected by the National
Academies, the Academy of Sciences of Iran, and the Académie des Sciences
of France held a workshop at the estate of the Fondation des Treilles in
France, to discuss issues concerning the role of science in the development
of modern societies. This location was an idyllic setting for relaxed conversations,
while simplifying travel and visa arrangements for the participants.
Muterials science emerged in USA, some time in thc carly 1950s. That phrase
denoted a new scientific concept, born out of metallurgy, and this book is devoted to
the emergence, development and consequences of that concept, in the US and
elsewhere. Just who first coined the phrase is not known, but it is clear that by 1956
a number of senior research scientists had acquired the habit of using it.
Earth’s ecosystems, earth’s land and water, heat energy, energy in the earth system, plate tectonics and earth’s structure, shaping earth’s surface, earth’s resources,... is the main content of the book "Reading and writing in science". Invite you to consult the text book for more documents serving the academic needs and research.
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Nowadays, with the growing importance of the credit-based learning in current educational environment, strong academic advising system is an essential ingredient of learner success, supporting personalized advices aimed at effective and efficient learning. In that context, within the scope of this paper, an intelligent academic advising system approach is introduced focusing on integrating technology-enhanced learning methodologies into a pedagogy-driven and service-oriented architecture based on semantic technology. ...
When I started graduate school at Syracuse University in the late sixties,
the chair of my department informed me that I would not be eligible
for fellowships, because I was a woman. Pulling out a page of statistics, he
pointed to the data indicating that women didn’t finish PhD programs, and
if they did, they interrupted their academic careers for marriage and children
and therefore didn’t go back to catch up with their peers. They were,
he concluded, “a bad investment” for the department and the university....
The Chemical Sciences Roundtable (CSR) was established in 1997 by the National
Research Council. It provides a science-oriented apolitical forum for leaders in the chemical
sciences to discuss chemistry-related issues affecting government, industry, and universi-
ties. Organized by the National Research Council’s Board on Chemical Sciences and
Technology, the CSR aims to strengthen the chemical sciences by fostering communication
among the people and organizations—spanning industry, government, universities, and
professional associations—involved with the chemical enterprise.
Change is the watchword of our times. The pace of graduate studies has acceler-
ated, as less time is available for pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees. At the
same time, schooling is as demanding as ever, in the form of formal coursework
in scientific theory and practice.We hope that this textbook will make academic
life easier for graduate students.
The last few decades have been heady times for science and health. Our
knowledge of how to improve health has grown significantly and new
technologies have successfully supported those endeavors. The coming decades
are likely to bring even more progress. As we gain a better understanding
on how to use the discoveries of genetics, proteomics, and other
biologies, we will have the potential to fundamentally alter care in ways
that we can only begin to imagine.
Research objectives: Clarify the scientific basis of the management of assessing academic outcomes of social sciences and humanities of students, to ensure that the assessment activities are conducted scientifically, tightly, reliably, contributing to improving the quality of teaching, quality and efficiency of education and training at military universities today.
It is a pleasure to announce the establishment of the Foundation
Series in Business Marketing. This book series fills a critical void in
business-to-business marketing knowledge especially when no resources
currently available address the needs of business marketing
practitioners and academics looking for breadth and depth of coverage
on various issues of research, practice, and education. Books
published in this series will foster our understanding of business marketing
phenomena and managerial practice around the globe.
Over the course of a few short years, electronic business has advanced from a buzzword to a thriving new channel for the delivery of goods and services and the mediation of financial transactions, shaping the destiny of numerous contemporary enterprises and significantly affecting entire economies worldwide.
J. Edward Ketz is MBA Faculty Director and Associate Professor of Accounting at the
Penn State Smeal College of Business. He has been a member of the Penn State faculty
since 1981. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in
accountancy, and a Ph.D. in business administration, all from Virginia Tech.
The teaching and research interests of Dr. Ketz focus on financial accounting,
accounting information systems, and accounting ethics. He has published numerous
academic and professional articles, and he has written seven books.
Recent advances in data collection and data storage techniques enable
marketing researchers to study the characteristics of a large range of
transactions and purchases, in particular the effects of household-specific
characteristics and marketing-mix variables.
This book presents the most important and practically relevant quantitative
models for marketing research. Each model is presented in detail
with a self-contained discussion, which includes: a demonstration of the
mechanics of the model, empirical analysis, real-world examples, and
interpretation of results and findings.
In banking, especially in risk management, portfolio management, and
structured finance, solid quantitative know-how becomes more and
more important. We had a two-fold intention when writing this book:
First, this book is designed to help mathematicians and physicists
leaving the academic world and starting a profession as risk or portfolio
managers to get quick access to the world of credit risk management.
Second, our book is aimed at being helpful to risk managers looking
for a more quantitative approach to credit risk....
The field of macroeconomic theory has evolved rapidly over the last quarter
century. A quick glance at the discipline’s leading journals reveals that virtually
the entire academic profession has turned to interpreting macroeconomic
data with models that are based on microeconomic foundations. Unfortunately,
these models often require a relatively high degree of mathematical sophistication,
leaving them largely inaccessible to the interested lay person (students,
newspaper columnists, business economists, and policy makers).
FOR many years the following question
has been a source of continuing
controversy in both academic and
business circles: To what extent can the
past history of a common stock's price
be used to make meaningful predictions
concerning the future price of the stock?
Answers to this question have been provided
on the one hand by the various
chartist theories and on the other hand
by the theory of random walks
In November 2000, I was invited by the University of Leuven to give
the Gaston Eyskens Lectures. The main topic of my research at the
time provided the title: “Why are there so many banking crises?” These
lectures were based on the content of ten articles: four had already
been published in academic journals and the other six were still work