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Geologic Time and Half Life (Sam Lee)
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27 Sep 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
In this activity, the idea of radioactive decay, or a half life, is shown to students through a simple demonstration involving the number of heads-up pennies in a box. - Activity Objectives...
MCEER Activity: Building Structure Exercise
31 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Students will build structures out of various household materials, then test them on a shake table. More details regarding this activity can be found at...
EHP Lesson: Tsunami Simulation Experiment
"""""Students read the article, "Building a Tsunami Warning System" and discuss what a tsunami is and why it is important to have a tsunami warning system. Then,...
Mini Wave Flume Training Guide
29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Alicia Lynn Lyman-Holt
Developed by Alicia Lyman Holt for National Engineering Week. See attachments for more information.
Design Squad Newspaper Table Challenge
29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
In this activity, students will design and build a table out of newspaper tubes. The tables should be at least eight inches tall and strong enough to hold a heavy book. This activity has been...
Survive That Wave!
29 Aug 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley, Velvet Fitzpatrick
Survive that Wave! Is a fun game similar to the outdoor game tag. Team captains must lead their team to safety. This game is best played outdoors on a sunny day! The objective of this game is to...
This attachment includes a Jeopardy game that was intended for 11th grade students during the summer 2011 Minority Engineering Program Camp. The topics include 11th grade mathematics, NEES trivia,...
Pence, Heidi: Make Your Own Earthquake
30 Jul 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Heidi Pence
This poster describes the lesson plans that the students at UCSB have created to help provide more earthquake education. This is a rough draft of the poster, the conclusions to be made on this...
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Earthquake-proof K'nex Buildings
23 Jun 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
Students will be able to observe two ways engineers counter seismic accelerations on high-rise strucutres on order to make them safe. This demonstration will need to be made age-appropriate by the...
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Shake Table Assembly
The following is a material list, description and illustrative photos on how to construct an affordable shake table for earthquake simulation. The materials are all available at local hardware and...
NEES Teaching Demonstration: Soil Liquefaction
Students will be able to observe soil liquefaction and its potential effects on adjacent structures and infrastructure. This demonstration will need to be made age-appropriate by the lesson that...
Creating a Shake Table for Classroom Use
13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
This video will demonstrate the assemby of a manual shake table that can be used with classroom projects. The shake table can be assembled using materials purchased at the local home improvement...
Make Your Own Earthquake: QCN Network Lab
14 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
By Deborah Kane. This activity reviews the concept of acceleration and then introduces students to a sensor that records acceleration. The lab exercise leads the students through several...
Stability Functions for Members with Semirigid joint Connections
30 Mar 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ioan H Toader
The partial restraint of steel-frame members, which depends on the solution adopted for joint connections, affects the structural stiffness of these structures, and thus affects the overall...
Understanding and improving the seismic behavior of pile foundations in soft clays
04 Mar 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Amy Cerato, Amirata Taghavi, Muralee Muraleetharan, NEES EOT
This engineering educational module on the behavior of piles in soft clays during earthquake loading sought to introduce engineering as a viable career to 8th graders as well as teach...
Multi-objective Robust Stochastic Planning and Scheduling of Healthcare Service Providers
18 Feb 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sanjay Mehrotra
Industrial Engineers and Management Scientists (Sanjay Mehrotra and Mark S. Daskin), surgeons (Heron Rodriguez), and medical educators (Debra DaRosa) at Northwestern University and the...
Data Curation at the California Digital Library
09 Feb 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): John Kunze
A survey of the data curation activities within the University of California Curation Center, including Merritt, EZID, DataONE, WAS, DataCite, data management plans, an open-source Excel add-in,...
The Integrity of Geosynthetic Elements of Waste Containment Barrier Systems Subject to Large Settlement and Seismic Loading
18 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Mohamed G. Arab
The objective of this project is to develop guidelines for identifying when waste settlement or
seismic loading presents a threat to the integrity of geosynthetic elements of waste...
Assessment of Punching Shear Vulnerability of Slab-Column Connections with Shear Stud Reinforcement
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Alex DaCosta, Eric Michael Matzke, Gustavo Parra-Montesinos, Carol Shield
Treatment of Greywater with Biofilters Packed with Shredded-tires and Membrane Bioreactors
12 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Meng Hu
With the increasing urgent water crisis, water reuse has been receiving more attention. Among several processes that can be used for greywater treatment, membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology...