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: 7347

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

Essential Skills for Science and Technology

Author: Peter Zeegers,Kate Deller-Evans,Sandra Egege

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195576078

Category: Science

Page: 260

View: 3190

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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: 2489

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.

Die Ordnung der Dinge

Im Reich der Elemente

Author: Sam Kean

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850030

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 8899

Woraus besteht die Welt, woraus Mikroben, Meere, der Mensch? Kean gelingt etwas Schönes: Man kapiert’s auch ohne dröge Formeln. Das Hauptgebäude der modernen Chemie, das Periodensystem der Elemente, sieht langweilig aus, doch in ihm verbergen sich spannende Geschichten über Alchimisten, Entdecker und Goldgräber, Medizinalräte und Quacksalber, Kriegsstrategen, Spione, Geschäftemacher und Spinner. So macht Naturwissenschaft Spaß! Das periodische System der Elemente ist nicht nur eine große wissenschaftliche Leistung, sondern auch eine Schatzkiste voller skurriler Episoden, die von Leidenschaft, Abenteuern, Betrug und Besessenheit handeln. Während Kean die Grundbausteine des Universums und die Ordnung, die sie schaffen, erklärt, erzählt er zugleich, welche Rolle sie vom Urknall bis heute gespielt haben. Wie etwa Gerhard Domagk das Leben seiner Tochter riskierte, um die ersten Antibiotika zu entwickeln. Wie Portugal sowohl den Nazis als auch den Alliierten zu astronomischen Preisen Wolfram lieferte, weil beide Seiten es dringend für den Krieg brauchten.

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: 9071

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.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 4539

Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

Communication Patterns of Engineers

Author: Carol Tenopir,Donald W. King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471683148

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 6430

Communication Patterns of Engineers brings together,summarizes, and analyzes the research on how engineers communicate,presenting benchmark data and identifying gaps in the existingresearch. Written by two renowned experts in this area, the text: Compares engineering communication patterns with those ofscience and medicine Offers information on improving engineering communicationskills, including the use of communication tools to addressengineering departments' concerns about the inadequacies ofcommunication by engineers Provides strong conclusions to address what lessons engineeringeducators, librarians, and communication professionals can learnfrom the research presented

A Level Chemistry

Strengthen Your Science, Maths and Quality of Written Communication Skills

Author: Chris Conoley

Publisher: Collins Educational

ISBN: 9780007554645

Category:

Page: 16

View: 1021

Build the science, maths and quality of written communication skills you need to succeed at A Level Chemistry for all the main exam boards. This book explains over 35 key skills in detail and is packed with questions as well as answers, hints and tips to help develop a thorough understanding.

Organic Materials for Photonics

Science and Technology

Author: G. Zerbi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483291537

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 430

View: 6092

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.

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: 1241

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: 4606

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.

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: 1049

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.

Education and Training in Indoor Air Sciences

Author: Nadia Boschi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401145113

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 4324

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.

Chemistry

Author: John S. Holman,Phil Stone

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748762392

Category: Science

Page: 314

View: 3175

This series builds on the Nelson Science and Nelson Balanced Science series. It was developed for those studying for a Double or Triple Award at GCSE. It includes coverage of all the major GCSE science specifications, a range of case studies and other materials to further develop ideas and evidence in science and a range of questions including actual examination questions.

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: 5323

Eyes for Evidence is a Capstone Press publication.

Psychology for the Third Millennium

Integrating Cultural and Neuroscience Perspectives

Author: Rom Harre,Fathali M Moghaddam

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446292010

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 3727

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here As the 21st Century opened, the discipline of psychology seemed to be separating into two radically distinct domains. Qualitative and Cultural Psychology focused on the discursive means for the management of meaning in a world of norms, while Neuropsychology and Neuroscience focused on the investigation of brain processes. These two domains can be reconciled in a hybrid science that brings them together into a synthesis more powerful than anything psychologists have achieved before. For the first time, there is the possibility of a general psychology in which the biological and the cultural aspects of human life coalesce into a unitas multiplex, unity in diversity. This textbook ambitiously aims to and succeeds in providing this unity. Fathali M. Moghaddam and Rom Harré have designed a textbook brought together with additional voices that speak to the similarities and differences of these two seemingly distinctive domains. This bridge-building will encourage a new generation of undergraduate students studying psychology to more fully appreciate the real potential for the study of human behaviour, and as such it will represent a more provocative alternative to standard general psychology textbooks. It also support teaching in a host of courses, namely 2nd and 3rd courses on the conceptual and philosophical nature of psychology, social psychology, critical psychology and cognitive science. Selectively, it will also represent a very interesting and different choice for foundation level students too. Social Science Bites - Listen to Rom Harre on 'What is Social Science?

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: 7882

“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.

Science

Teaching School Subjects 11-19

Author: Vanessa Kind,Keith Taber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134226837

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7393

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.

Practical Skills in Environmental Science

Author: Allan Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 2967

Field and laboratory studies are essential components of undergraduate training in Environmental Science alongside transferable skills such as computing and study skills. Practical work must be fully understood and effectively presented, but many students under-perform as they aim to acquire complex skills across a range of disciplines with limited opportunities for practice. Practical Skills in Environmental Science provides students with easy-to-read guidance for fieldwork, sampling, laboratory studies, project work and computing and communication skills, building on the strong reputation of the Practical Skills series as essential texts for those who wish to succeed. Practical Skills in Environmental Science is an indispensable book for undergraduate students in environmental science. This book supplements any practical course in environmental science and provides useful support at all stages of a degree course. It is also a valuable resource for teachers in secondary schools.

Discipline-Based Education Research

Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on the Status, Contributions, and Future Directions of Discipline-Based Education Research

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309254140

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 3479

The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the discipline-specific difficulties learners face and the specialized intellectual and instructional resources that can facilitate student understanding. Discipline-Based Education Research is based on a 30-month study built on two workshops held in 2008 to explore evidence on promising practices in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This book asks questions that are essential to advancing DBER and broadening its impact on undergraduate science teaching and learning. The book provides empirical research on undergraduate teaching and learning in the sciences, explores the extent to which this research currently influences undergraduate instruction, and identifies the intellectual and material resources required to further develop DBER. Discipline-Based Education Research provides guidance for future DBER research. In addition, the findings and recommendations of this report may invite, if not assist, post-secondary institutions to increase interest and research activity in DBER and improve its quality and usefulness across all natural science disciples, as well as guide instruction and assessment across natural science courses to improve student learning. The book brings greater focus to issues of student attrition in the natural sciences that are related to the quality of instruction. Discipline-Based Education Research will be of interest to educators, policy makers, researchers, scholars, decision makers in universities, government agencies, curriculum developers, research sponsors, and education advocacy groups.