Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences

Author: Tina Overton,Stuart Johnson,Jon Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198708696

Category: Chemistry

Page: 272

View: 6536

Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences has been carefully designed to help students transition seamlessly from school to university, make the most of their education, and ultimately use their degree to enhance their employability.The accessible and friendly writing style helps to engage students with the subject while frequent chemical examples highlight the relevance of the skills being learned. A comprehensive range of skills are coveredâe"from making the most of practicals, lectures and group work, through to writing and presentation skills, and effective revision for exams. An expanded chapter on employability offers invaluable advice for getting a job in today's competitive market.The friendly, conversational writing style makes the text ideal for beginning undergraduate studentsA broad range of skills are covered, from writing and presentation skills, to working in groups and revising for examsFrequent examples drawn from chemistry highlight the relevance of the skills being learnedThe experienced author team is headed up by a leading expert in chemical educationNew to this editionThe final chapter Making Yourself Employable has been significantly expanded to include new topics such as year in industry placements, CV and cover letter writing, and interviewsMore information on working in groups has been added to further help students develop this essential skill

Study and communication skills for the biosciences

Author: Stuart Johnson,Jon Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199219834

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 9547

Study and Communication SKills for the Biosciences reviews the skills a bioscience student needs to develop to fulfill their true potential during their studies, and to enhance their employability beyond university. Written in a practical, motivational style, with plenty of examples and advice to help the reader master the skills being explored, the book explains how to get the most out of lectures, tutorials, and group work; how to get the most out of the vast array of information that is available in books, in journals, and on the web; how to communicate your work and ideas effectively to others; and how to revise for and complete exams to give yourself the best chance of success. Written specifically for bioscience students by two experienced bioscience educators, Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences is the essential guide to getting the most out of your studies - and beyond. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences features: For Lecturers: Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download. For Students: Examples of good and bad practice when using Powerpoint presentations Examples of good and bad practice when producing posters

Materials Science and Technology

Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century,Organizing Committee for the Workshop on Materials and Manufacturing

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309085128

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 98

View: 9747

The report assesses the current state of chemistry and chemical engineering at the interface with materials science and identifies challenges for research. Recent advances are blurring the distinction between chemistry and materials science and are enabling the creation of new materials that, to date, have only been predicted by theory. These advances include a greater ability to construct materials from molecular components, to design materials for a desired function, to understand molecular "self-assembly, and to improve processes by which the material is "engineered" into the final product.

Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician

Author: Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471299813

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 7789

Communication Skills for the Environmental technician This book provides environmental technology students with an enjoyable way to quickly master the basic communication skills needed by the environmental technician. Like all the books in the critically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, it follows a rapid-learning modular format featuring learning objectives, summaries, chapter-end reviews, practice questions, and skill-building activities. The only book available that specifically addresses the communication responsibilities of the environmental technician, it offers a thorough review of corporate communication basics and covers the environmental documents commonly generated by technicians. Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician features: * Advice on foundation reading and technical writing skills, including mastery of outlining and grammar awareness * Chapters on writing skills for business letters and memos; technical documents such as contingency plans, logbooks, and field notes; and completion and filing procedures for numerous reporting forms * In-depth coverage of oral communication skills, both for formal presentations and informal conferencing * Specifics of the job search: creating portfolios, writing resumes and cover letters, and performing well in the interview setting With its comprehensive coverage and quick-reference format, Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician is also a handy resource for any environmental technician needing a helpful refresher or useful working reference. The HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HMTRI), recognized by agencies including the EPA, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, was established in 1987 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with the intention of promoting worker protection and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment through education and training.

Chemistry Education

Best Practices, Opportunities and Trends

Author: Javier García-Martínez,Elena Serrano-Torregrosa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527679324

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 792

View: 9563

Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 Award This comprehensive collection of top-level contributions provides a thorough review of the vibrant field of chemistry education. Highly-experienced chemistry professors and education experts cover the latest developments in chemistry learning and teaching, as well as the pivotal role of chemistry for shaping a more sustainable future. Adopting a practice-oriented approach, the current challenges and opportunities posed by chemistry education are critically discussed, highlighting the pitfalls that can occur in teaching chemistry and how to circumvent them. The main topics discussed include best practices, project-based education, blended learning and the role of technology, including e-learning, and science visualization. Hands-on recommendations on how to optimally implement innovative strategies of teaching chemistry at university and high-school levels make this book an essential resource for anybody interested in either teaching or learning chemistry more effectively, from experience chemistry professors to secondary school teachers, from educators with no formal training in didactics to frustrated chemistry students.

Careers in Science and Engineering

A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond

Author: National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Policy and Global Affairs,Institute of Medicine,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309053935

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 1374

As science and technology advance, the needs of employers change, and these changes continually reshape the job market for scientists and engineers. Such shifts present challenges for students as they struggle to make well-informed education and career choices. Careers in Science and Engineering offers guidance to students on planning careers--particularly careers in nonacademic settings--and acquiring the education necessary to attain career goals. This booklet is designed for graduate science and engineering students currently in or soon to graduate from a university, as well as undergraduates in their third or fourth year of study who are deciding whether or not to pursue graduate education. The content has been reviewed by a number of student focus groups and an advisory committee that included students and representatives of several disciplinary societies. Careers in Science and Engineering offers advice on not only surviving but also enjoying a science- or engineering-related education and career-- how to find out about possible careers to pursue, choose a graduate school, select a research project, work with advisers, balance breadth against specialization, obtain funding, evaluate postdoctoral appointments, build skills, and more. Throughout, Careers in Science and Engineering lists resources and suggests people to interview in order to gather the information and insights needed to make good education and career choices. The booklet also offers profiles of science and engineering professionals in a variety of careers. Careers in Science and Engineering will be important to undergraduate and graduate students who have decided to pursue a career in science and engineering or related areas. It will also be of interest to faculty, counselors, and education administrators.

Organic Materials for Photonics

Science and Technology

Author: G. Zerbi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483291537

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 430

View: 7002

Polyconjugated organic materials are revealing amorphous electrical and non-linear optical properties; this fact is opening up a whole new field of Materials Science aimed at the development of new technologies. For many years inorganic materials were studied mostly for non-linear optical properties. When organic molecules began to show larger and faster responses, both physical chemists and organic chemists became involved in understanding the physical phenomena at a molecular level, with the hope of synthesizing new and better molecular systems. The non-linear optical responses of this class of organic materials are presently attracting considerable attention as an active field of research both in academic and industrial laboratories. Due to the variety of problems and techniques involved, students and beginners with different backgrounds who approach polyconjugated materials do not find it an easy field to enter. This book introduces in a comprehensive and tutorial way the necessary concepts and relevant references which will help the reader to grasp the fundamental concepts of polyconjugated organic materials and perceive the relations between them.

Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development

Author: Rosen, Yigal

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466694424

Category: Education

Page: 824

View: 3687

Education is expanding to include a stronger focus on the practical application of classroom lessons in an effort to prepare the next generation of scholars for a changing world economy centered on collaborative and problem-solving skills for the digital age. The Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development presents comprehensive research and discussions on the importance of practical education focused on digital literacy and the problem-solving skills necessary in everyday life. Featuring timely, research-based chapters exploring the broad scope of digital and computer-based learning strategies including, but not limited to, enhanced classroom experiences, assessment programs, and problem-solving training, this publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, professionals, and policymakers interested in the practical application of technology-based learning for next-generation education.

Visual Informatics: Bridging Research and Practice

First International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 11-13, 2009 Proceedings

Author: Halimah Badioze Zaman,Peter Robinson,Maria Petrou,Patrick Olivier,Heiko Schröder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642050352

Category: Computers

Page: 919

View: 9695

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2009. The 82 revised research papers presented together with four invited keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 216 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on virtual technologies and systems, virtual environment, visualization, engineering and simulation, as well as visual culture, services and society.

Essential Skills for Science & Technology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195558319

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 3395

The essential guide for any student studying science or technology, introduces the core academic skills needed to learn and succeed at university. Focused on step-by-step skills development, it aims to help readers become better students who are more likely to succeed.

Eyes for Evidence

Have You Got what it Takes to be a Forensic Scientist?

Author: Alex Morris,Lisa Thompson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756540798

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7295

Eyes for Evidence is a Capstone Press publication.

Zoology for Kids

Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities

Author: Josh Hestermann,Bethanie Hestermann,The Kratt Brothers

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749643

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9441

“Packed with facts and photos, Zoology for Kids is a vibrant introduction to zoology that also provides inspiration for career options and activities to help children further explore and apply what they have learned.” —Liesl Pimentel, manager of education and formal programs, Phoenix Zoo Zoology for Kids invites young animal lovers to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes and hands-on activities. Part 1 introduces the science of zoology, discussing animals’ forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Kids bake edible animal cells, play a dolphin-echolocation game, and design an exhibit. Part 2 offers an insider’s look at how zoologists apply their knowledge every day. Kids peek into the world of zookeepers and aquarists, veterinarians, wildlife researchers, and conservationists. They “train” their friends, mold a tiger’s jawbone, and perform field research in their own backyard. Animal enthusiasts come away with new knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make a difference to preserve and protect the natural world. Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer and contributing writer and editor at large at Connected World magazine. They live in Brookfield, Illinois. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Wild Kratts, Kratts Creatures, and Zoboomafoo.

Education and Training in Indoor Air Sciences

Author: Nadia Boschi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401145113

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 5914

Many buildings fail to perform adequately, causing illness and productivity loss among the inhabitants. The growing impact of this problem on people and property values - and the increasing litigation to which it gives rise - clearly reveals the limitations in and piecemeal character of the current education of building and health professionals in addressing the relationship between a building and its occupants. Education and Training in Indoor Air Sciences introduces examples of existing educational programs that seek to bridge the gap between health and building sciences. The contributors - selected among architects, engineers, clinicians, physicists, psychologists and policymakers - discuss the design of a core curriculum for all those holding a degree within building design, construction, operation and maintenance, investigation, and all occupational / environmental health and general practitioners. The book also examines the obstacles to such a curriculum and ways to overcome them.

Science

Teaching School Subjects 11-19

Author: Vanessa Kind,Keith Taber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134226837

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 1624

In recognizing that new teachers often feel disempowered by the subject expertise they bring into teaching, this book not only covers the training standards for NQTs and the Induction Standards, but takes the reader beyond this by fully exploring issues relating to subject knowledge in learning to teach. Divided into three sections the book covers: framing the subject - defining subject knowledge and focusing on questions about science as a school subject teaching the subject - looking at pedagogical, curricular and pupil knowledge science within the professional community - focusing on the place of science within the wider curriculum and the teaching community. This refreshing new book provides stimulating assistance to subject specialists, from new teachers of science in the early years of professional development to those on a PGCE course or in their induction year. It is also suitable for subject leaders with mentor responsibilities and Advanced Skills Teachers undertaking specialist inset and teaching support.

Communication and Job-seeking Skills

Author: Bruce Elder

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9780732928490

Category: Applications for positions

Page: 101

View: 1908

Selections from the author's textbook 'Communication Skills' for TAFE National Modules, with exercises for students. Chapters discuss theory of communication, communication in work teams, how to present information, and job-seeking skills. The author is an academic, journalist and broadcaster in NSW.

Your Body and How it Works, Grades 5 - 12

Author: Pat Ward,Barbara Ward

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580371116

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3814

This comprehensive text has tons of information for students to digest when learning about the systems of the human body. This fascinating resource teaches students about body systems with the quizzes, vocabulary reviews, and engaging activities included in each section. Unit topics include body organization, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the excretory system, the nervous system, and the endocrine system. Complete answer keys are also included. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources. -

Growing Information: Part I

Author: Eli B. Cohen

Publisher: Informing Science

ISBN: 1932886168

Category: Information technology

Page: N.A

View: 3396

Career Management for Chemists

A Guide to Success in a Chemistry Career

Author: John Fetzer,John Charles Fetzer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540208990

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 1246

John Fetzer’s "Career Management for Chemists" provides ample, common-sense guidance on the key topics such as: Resumés and CVs, Staying Driven & Current, Personal Skills & Traits Networking, Teamwork & Leadership, Speaking & Listening Writing Research Papers, Mentoring, Behavior & Rewards The practical coverage reflects not only his long professional experience but also his insight that, especially in today’s changing workplace, expectations and strategies for career management require constant re-evaluation. Provides real, common-sense, and proven means to enrich and make more rewarding a technical career. Pre-publication comments from colleagues - "Not only the student who is taking his first steps in the scientific world would profit abundantly by mining this book for views and ideas on the different sides of his chosen career. Also the seasoned scientist will be stimulated to scrutinize his own habits and pick up new thoughts, thereby becoming a more skilled instructor of his younger colleagues." J. Andersson, University of Münster, Germany "As one of the international collaborators of Dr. John Fetzer, I want to warmly congratulate him. His efforts nicely summarize very important topics for all who work in scientific activities. But, at the same time, Career Management for Chemists also provides some real insights for many people who are not working in science. This is a nice guidebook on how to enrich our lives and help us to become more successful!! K. Jinno, Toyohashi University of Technology

Earth and Mind

How Geologists Think and Learn about the Earth

Author: Cathryn A. Manduca,David W. Mogk

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724139

Category: Science

Page: 188

View: 2663

Computational Support for Theoretical Chemistry

Report of a Conference Held at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, May 8-9, 1970

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic data processing

Page: 51

View: 2455