Description : Containing the biographies of 33,545 men and women leading today's scientific and technological revolution and featuring personal and career histories, education, achievements and memberships.
Description : Best practices for planning and deployment of broadband WWANs Learn insider tips from an experienced wireless industry leader Understand the principles that underlie the operation of all wireless systems Learn how to provide profitable and reliable wireless Internet access Select the most effective equipment and antenna systems for your area Avoid common pitfalls encountered by new wireless network operators Minimize the effects of noise and interference on your network Enjoy the satisfaction of providing wireless Internet access to your community Practice the business principles used by successful wireless ISPs (WISPs) Use 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g equipment more successfully in your own home, office, or outdoor environment Choose the right network architecture for your wireless network Conduct physical site surveys and radio-frequency (RF) site surveys License-free broadband wireless wide-area networks (WWANs) provide fast deployment of low-cost, high-speed "last-mile" wireless Internet access. License-free wireless technology delivers these benefits without requiring the use of products or services provided by local telephone or cable companies. WWANs enable Internet service providers (ISPs) and corporate IT managers to deploy their own cost-efficient broadband networks that deliver high-speed access for buildings and areas where traditional wired connectivity is either completely unavailable or is cost-prohibitive. Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks is the first book that provides complete, real-world "start-to-finish" design, installation, operation, and support information for wireless ISPs and other organizations deploying outdoor wireless WANs-including coverage of 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and proprietary-protocol networks. This vendor-neutral book covers all brands of broadband wireless equipment and explains the principles upon which all wireless equipment is based. Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions and crystal-clear explanations that walk you through initial planning stages and onto full wireless network operation. End-of-chapter review questions reinforce important concepts. Whether you're an IT director, ISP engineer, network architect, or field technician, Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks is your essential reference. With practical, in-depth coverage of the real-world challenges of outdoor, license-free wireless WAN deployment, this book provides a comprehensive, vendor-neutral guide to successful wireless network design and
Description : Thousands of gifted individuals, including women and underrepresented minorities, remain a disproportionally small fraction of those in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Industry, as the largest employer category of those with STEM backgrounds, stands to benefit considerably from greater inclusion of women and underrepresented minorities in the workforce. However, nothing short of a game-changing environment must be created to harness the talent of those not fully represented in the STEM workforce. Advancing Diversity in the US Industrial Science and Engineering Workforce is the summary of a workshop held in May, 2012 by the National Academy of Engineering, focusing on the needs and challenges facing industry in particular, and it is intended to facilitate further discussion and actions to address these complex issues. The workshop provided a forum for leaders from industry, academia, and professional associations to share best practices and innovative approaches to recruiting, retaining, and advancing women and underrepresented minorities in the scientific and engineering workforce throughout the nation's industries.
Description : The intent of this book is to describe how a professor can provide a learning environment that assists students in coming to grips with the nature of science and engineering, to understand science and engineering concepts, and to solve problems in science and engineering courses. The book is based upon articles published in Science Educational Research and which are grounded in educational research (both quantitative and qualitative) performed by the author over many years.
Description : Introducing original methods for integrating sociocultural and discourse studies into science and engineering education, this book provides a much-needed framework for how to conduct qualitative research in this field. The three dimensions of learning identified in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) create a need for research methods that examine the sociocultural components of science education. With cutting-edge studies and examples consistent with the NGSS, this book offers comprehensive research methods for integrating discourse and sociocultural practices in science and engineering education and provides key tools for applying this framework for students, pre-service teachers, scholars, and researchers.
Description : Women, minorities, & persons with disabilities have historically been underrepresented in scientific & engineering occupations. Some progress has been made over the last several decades, but there is still room for improvement. This report presents data on participation of underrepresented groups in science & engineering (S&E). It also documents factors important to success in S&E in precollege education, undergraduate & graduate education, & employment. The data & analyses presented can be used to track progress, develop policies to increase participation in S&E, & evaluate the effectiveness of such policies.