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Integrating Inquiry-Based Learning into Agricultural Education

Fri, 2017-12-15 10:25

Agricultural education may be a useful solution for increasing the United States education ranks worldwide. Moreover, inquiry-based learning has been shown to increase student achievement and interest in content. However, it is suggested that agricultural education teachers lack the resources and time to implement inquiry-based learning in their classrooms. My project involved creating a lesson resource database to provide inquiry-based lessons in agricultural education. I aligned the lessons with National Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Standards and published them online for any teacher to use. By the end of the project, thirty-one lessons were available for use.

Groups of Matrices That Act Monopotently

Sun, 2017-11-26 21:51

In the present article, the authors continue the line of inquiry started by Cigler and Jerman, who studied the separation of eigenvalues of a matrix under an action of a matrix group. The authors consider groups \Fam{G} of matrices of the form $\left[\small{\begin{smallmatrix} G & 0\\ 0& z \end{smallmatrix}}\right]$, where $z$ is a complex number, and the matrices $G$ form an irreducible subgroup of $\GL(\C)$. When \Fam{G} is not essentially finite, the authors prove that for each invertible $A$ the set $\Fam{G}A$ contains a matrix with more than one eigenvalue. The authors also consider groups $\Fam{G}$ of matrices of the form $\left[\small{\begin{smallmatrix} G & x\\ 0& 1 \end{smallmatrix}}\right]$, where the matrices $G$ comprise a bounded irreducible subgroup of $\GL(\C)$. When \Fam{G} is not finite, the authors prove that for each invertible $A$ the set $\Fam{G}A$ contains a matrix with more than one eigenvalue.


Sat, 2017-11-25 13:42

In this article, one-sided $(b, c)$-inverses of arbitrary matrices as well as one-sided inverses along a (not necessarily square) matrix, will be studied. In addition, the $(b, c)$-inverse and the inverse along an element will be also researched in the context of rectangular matrices.

Auditing Higher Order and Creative Thinking Skills in Teacher Created Instructional Units for Elementary Gifted and Talented Students: An Action Research Study

Wed, 2017-11-22 14:32

(1)The action research project focused on formative assessment in the context of an elementary education gifted and talented program. The project took place over the course of ten months in a mid-sized district in northeastern Wyoming and included a review of literature as well as the development and field test of an original teacher self assessment tool. The review of literature identified and confirmed features of higher order thinking and creativity that reflected best practices in the field. Higher order thinking and creativity features were then displayed in an original auditing matrix, the assessment tool. The matrix guides a curriculum reviewer to look for elements of higher order thinking skills, creative thinking skills, and assessment in elementary gifted and talented curriculum. Using the matrix, three units of study representing the third, fourth, and fifth grades, were examined. Strengths and weaknesses of the units were discerned, even as the matrix was field-tested and refined. The matrix provides a formative assessment tool for a teacher, a team of teachers, or an external observer to examine evidence of best practices in elementary gifted and talented curricular materials.

Inquiry-Based Geology Field Course for In-Service Educators

Mon, 2017-11-20 15:52

Eight in-service teachers and two instructors engaged in an inquiry-based geology field course from June 14 to 29, 2014 through Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska. This team of learners spent three days in mid-June working in the Grand Teton National Park area. The UW-NPS facilities provide an excellent opportunity for participants to discover the natural history of the Teton Range, as well as close-out a few projects while sitting in a real chair, at a real table, a welcome change from our usual campground setting.

Field Research and Conservation Class: Clayton High School, Clayton MO

Mon, 2017-11-20 15:52

Field Research & Conservation emphasizes long-term field research experiences, examines ecosystem processes, and investigates the evolution of American perspectives about nature. Our time spent at the UW-NPS research station is divided between pursuing behavioral ecology research and exploring Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding area. These experiences help students gain understanding of how the region was shaped by geological, biological, and political processes that have been influenced by America’s evolving conservation ethic. After the summer field experience, my students assist in data analysis and the development of a poster project. We present our findings at the Phi Sigma Research Symposium at Illinois State University and the St. Louis Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Retreat at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Drilling Simulator Advancement

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:16

PETE Senior Design Team 2 Spring 2016

Enhanced Oil Recover Screening

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:15

PETE Senior Design Team 1 Spring 2016

Charlton 30/31 Field Development Project

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:15

PETE Senior Design Team 3 Spring 2016

Wyoming Field Candidate Screening for Enhanced Oil Recovery

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:15

PETE Senior Design Team 4 Spring 2016

Lucky Ditch EOR Planning Final Report

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:15

PETE Senior Design Team 5 Spring 2016

Solving Enigma; One Well at a Time

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:15

PETE Senior Design Team 6 Spring 2016

Enhanced Oil Recovery Screening in Wyoming

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:15

PETE Senior Design Team 7 Spring 2016

Chemical EOR: Powder River Basin Field Screening

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:15

PETE Senior Design Team 8 Spring 2016

Lost Dome Field Enhanced Oil Recovery Planning

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:15

PETE Senior Design Team 10 Spring 2016