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The 1st New Disease of the 21st Century
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This case study uses a PowerPoint (~1MB) combined with role-playing to present ...

This case study uses a PowerPoint (~1MB) combined with role-playing to present the epidemiology and pathophysiology of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Students learn about the etiology and pathophysiology of the disease, and then argue different health professionals' perspectives on a plan of action for dealing with its consequences. Developed for a pathophysiology course for undergraduates, the case could also be used in a microbiology course or in a course in public or international health.

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Life Science
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Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Otto Sanchez
The 2000-Meter Row: A Case Study in Performance Anxiety
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This case study is based on another case in our collection, The ...

This case study is based on another case in our collection, The 2000-Meter Row: A Case in Homeostasis, which emphasizes the metabolic, respiratory, and cardiac responses of a young athlete competing in a championship rowing event. In this modified version, the same event is viewed in a new light to explore the psychological ramifications of the stressful sports competition. The case was developed for a mixed undergraduate-graduate course in sport psychology.

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Life Science
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Doug M. Post
The 2000-Meter Row: A Case in Homeostasis
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The physically demanding sport of competitive rowing is the backdrop for this ...

The physically demanding sport of competitive rowing is the backdrop for this case about homeostasis in which students follow the physiological changes that occur in an athlete competing in a 2000-meter race. The case was developed for use in a second-year anatomy and physiology course. It would also be appropriate in exercise and sports science classes.

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Life Science
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Nathan Strong
2009 State of Michigan Green Jobs Report
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This report was the first of its kind to analyze the green ...

This report was the first of its kind to analyze the green job market in MI (3% of workforce) through an analytical (industrial and occupational trends), qualitative (focus groups), and quantitative (employer survey) approach. Discussed are Michigan's green related industries and occupations, and also tracking them. It's concluded that the MI green job market has further potential and is growing despite an economic downturn.

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Technology
Education
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition: What's Next for the Electric Highway?
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This resource contains speaker presentations from the 2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition. ...

This resource contains speaker presentations from the 2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition. This conference took place September 30, 2013 to October 3, 2013 at Liberty Station in San Diego, CA and had the theme What's Next for the Electric Highway? This event brought together automotive manufacturers, component suppliers, electric utilities, government agencies, academia, and the environmental community to collaborate on the next steps in plug-in electric vehicle technology, infrastructure, policies and regulations, and market development.

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Engineering
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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Electric Power Research Institute
2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars
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This resource contains presentations from the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) 2014 ...

This resource contains presentations from the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) 2014 Management Briefing Seminars held August 4-7, 2014. With attendees from industry, government, media, and academia, the event featured outstanding presentations from industry thought leaders as well as various networking and social events. Using CAR research as a foundation, these seminars revolved around the most important issues facing the automotive industry today: manufacturing, powertrain, sales forecasting, connected and automated vehicles, purchasing, talent, and supply chain.

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Engineering
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Education
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
2015 Ducker Worldwide Automaker Survey: Automakers Driving Forward with Aluminum
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This resource contains a presentation from a webinar and video of the ...

This resource contains a presentation from a webinar and video of the webinar regarding a study carried out by Ducker Worldwide and funded by The Aluminum Association to evaluate the aluminum content in 2015 model year vehicles and the projected aluminum content growth through 2025. Also included is the executive summary of the study.

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Engineering
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Education
Life Science
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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The Aluminum Association
AH-CHOO!: A Case Study on Climate Change and Allergies
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As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate ...

As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate warms, the hay fever season seems to be getting longer and more severe. In this case study, students assume the a role of a public relations specialist contracted to communicate the link between climate change and pollen allergies. The activity focuses on the importance of scientific skills to careers outside science, and is most suitable for a lower-level introductory biology, human health, or environmental science course.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
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Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Juanita Constible
Luke Sandro
Richard E. Lee, Jr.
AIDS and the Duesberg Phenomenon
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Renowned virologist and member of the prestigious National Academy of Science, Peter ...

Renowned virologist and member of the prestigious National Academy of Science, Peter Duesberg has argued that AIDS is not caused by HIV, but is the result of recreational and anti-HIV drugs. In this PBL case, students read Duesberg's 1999 article in Science magazine titled "HIV is Not the Cause of AIDS" as well as a response to it titled "HIV Causes AIDS" by medical researchers Dr. William A. Blattner and colleagues. Students work in groups to identify the issues as well as any terms or concepts they don't understand, then research these out of class to pool their information as they learn about AIDS and HIV.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Clyde Freeman Herreid
Abracadabra: Magic Johnson and Anti-HIV Treatments
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This case introduces students to HIV, its life cycle, treatment, and problems ...

This case introduces students to HIV, its life cycle, treatment, and problems associated with treatment options. The case, which incorporates critical thinking skills, active learning, self-directed study, and peer-to-peer learning, was developed for use in an undergraduate upper-level biology course entitled "The Molecular Basis of Disease." It could also be used in an immunology class, a molecular evolution class, or a general biology class to introduce viruses.

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Life Science
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Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Brian Rybarczyk
Abracadabra: Magic Johnson and Anti-HIV Treatments
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This case study provides an introduction to HIV, including the life cycle ...

This case study provides an introduction to HIV, including the life cycle of the disease, its treatment, and problems associated with different treatment options. The case would be useful in an upper level high school or lower level undergraduate class studying health and biology. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also includes a section for instructor feedback where general comments may be read and contributed.

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Education
Life Science
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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Rybarczyk, Brian
Accidental Drowning or Foul Play?
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This case was developed for use in the first semester of a ...

This case was developed for use in the first semester of a sophomore organic chemistry laboratory to illustrate how a combination of techniques is usually required in the identification of chemical compounds. It involves a murder mystery with a forensic twist. Students are told that two bodies have recently been recovered from two different lakes. Due to a mix-up at the morgue, the coroner's office is unable to determine which body came from which lake. The students' task is to develop a methodology to solve this mystery as well as determine whether the deaths were the result of murder or mishap. The case could also be used in instrumental analysis courses or adapted for a non-majors course in the general education curriculum.

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History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Chemistry
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Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Monika I. Konaklieva
Acids, pH, and Buffers: Some Basic Chemistry for Biological Science
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In this "clicker case," a three-year-old girl gets into the medicine cabinet ...

In this "clicker case," a three-year-old girl gets into the medicine cabinet and ingests an unknown number of aspirin tablets. Her brother calls 911 and the girl is taken to a nearby hospital, where she is treated. The case is used to discuss the Law of Mass Action, chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constants, pH, and weak acids and buffers in the context of medical management of a life-threatening emergency. It is called a "clicker" case because it is designed to be presented in a class that uses personal response systems, or "clickers." The case is presented via a series of PowerPoint slides (~400KB) punctuated by multiple-choice questions, which the students answer using their clickers. It could be adapted for use without these technologies. The case is suitable for use in an introductory biology course where integration with biologically relevant chemistry is an important course objective. It could also be used in a chemistry course.

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Life Science
Chemistry
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Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Terry Platt
The Adaptive Use Bridge Project
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The Adaptive Use Bridge Project website is a repository for work being ...

The Adaptive Use Bridge Project website is a repository for work being conducted at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in which historic iron bridges are rehabilitated, documented, and analyzed. The purpose of the project is to preserve the civil engineering heritage of New England and to develop instructional material for use in undergraduate civil engineering curricula. Upon completion of this long-term project, a protocol for adaptive pedestrian use of historic bridges will be created.

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Engineering
Technology
Chemistry
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NCAR Staff
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University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Addressing learning difficulties in Newtons 1st and 3rd Laws through problem based inquiry using Easy Java Simulation
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This paper describes an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to ...

This paper describes an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to visualize Newtons 1st and 3rd laws, using frictionless motion and a spring collision during impact. Using Physics by Inquiry instructional (PbI) strategy, the simulation and its problem based inquiry worksheet aim to enhance learning of these two Newtonian concepts. We report results from Experimental (N=62 students) and Control (N=67) Groups in 11 multiple choice questions pre and post tests, conducted by three teachers in the school. Results suggest, at 95 percent confidence level, significant improvement for concept of Newtons 1st Law while not so for Newtons 3rd Law. A Focus Group Discussion revealed students confirming the usefulness of the EJS model in visualizing the 1st Law while not so much for the 3rd Law. We speculate the design ideas for constant velocity motion in the computer model coupled with the PbI worksheet did allow for making sense and experiencing of the 1st Law, where traditional pen-paper representations could not.

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Technology
Education
Physics
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Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Khoon Song Aloysius Goh
Kim Wah Yip
Loo Kang Wee
Ping Yong Jeffrey Toh
Sze Yee Lye
An Adventure in Stereochemistry
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This case study considers the problems that would arise if one were ...

This case study considers the problems that would arise if one were to cross over into a mirror-image environment. The case looks into the lock-and-key theory of enzyme action. This material would be most useful in biology, organic chemistry or biochemistry courses. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also includes a section for instructor feedback where general comments may be read and contributed.

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Life Science
Chemistry
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Dinan, Frank J.
Yee, Gordon T.
An Adventure in Stereochemistry: Alice in Mirror Image Land
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Playfully alluding to Lewis Carroll's tale of Alice Through the Looking Glass, ...

Playfully alluding to Lewis Carroll's tale of Alice Through the Looking Glass, this case study considers the problems that would arise if a person were to cross over into a mirror-image environment. Students read about a drowsy undergraduate studying for a stereochemistry exam who finds herself in a place where spearmint gum tastes like caraway seed. The case emphasizes the lock-and-key theory of enzyme action and stresses the need for molecules to have the proper chirality if they are to be biologically useful. Designed for introductory organic chemistry and biochemistry courses, the case could also be used in biology courses.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Frank J. Dinan
Gordon T. Yee
Agony and Ecstasy: A Case Study on Cell Membrane Structure and Function
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This "clicker case" follows Susan, an intern at a local hospital, who ...

This "clicker case" follows Susan, an intern at a local hospital, who has admitted a patient she discovers has used the drug Ecstasy. The girl becomes delirious, and Susan begins to suspect that she may be suffering from water intoxication. The case is designed for an introductory biology course for either science or non-science majors, though it could be adapted for upper level courses. It uses an example of water intoxication to introduce membrane structure and function, osmosis, and electrolyte balance in the body. The case itself is a PowerPoint presentation (~800KB) shown in class that is punctuated by multiple-choice questions students answer using clickers. It could be adapted for use without these technologies.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
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Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Norris Armstrong
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Online
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Developed as an integral part of the Canadian government, Agriculture and Agri-Food ...

Developed as an integral part of the Canadian government, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada "provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth." On this site, visitors can learn about these various agricultural initiatives, read statements from the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and learn about the current comprehensive agricultural police framework being developed by federal, provincial and territorial governments in conjunction with industry. Of course, the site also contains many helpful documents for persons in the agriculture business as well, including national crop condition reports, poultry market reports, food recall information, and weekly radio reports. Finally, in the Agriculture in Canada section, visitors can browse a FAQ area, along with basic statistical information about agriculture throughout the entire country.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project