Dr. Catherine Mohr: Disruptive Inventor & Surgical Roboticist - IEEE Technical Community Spotlight Dr. Catherine Mohr did not plan to become an engineer, nor did she anticipate matriculating in medical school. Now an asset to both fields, Mohr, Director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, evaluates new technologies for incorporation into the next generation, translating complicated medical terms for use in application by engineers, and putting engineering concepts into context so that they can be better understood by practicing surgeons. “I joke that I am trilingual!” Perhaps few people are better positioned to do so. While working on a friend’s solar car racing team, Mohr experienced her moment of truth: “I discovered how much I loved tinkering, making things, learning how to build something. Mohr realized how much she had loved the operating room in the past, when she had been given several opportunities to observe some surgical device cases. And medical technology continues to evolve, with Mohr positioned on the forefront, admittedly opportunistic. Resource Links:
Lesson Plans - National Wildlife Federation The lesson plans presented here are a sampling from NWF's collection of over 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards. Check back regularly! We will be continually adding to our online library of resources for educators, beginning with the addition of lesson plans from our NatureScope series. Habitat Lessons designed to introduce students to concepts of ecology, habitat care and species identification: Energy Conservation Lessons designed to engage student in learning good conservation techniques and practices to use at home and at school: Energy Conservation: Did I Remember To… (grades 4-6) Ecosystems Lessons that explore ecosystems within the United States: ArcticWatersheds Wildlife Lessons that introduce students to wildlife and wildlife behavior:
Video Magnification banner slider Many seemingly static scenes contain subtle changes that are invisible to the naked human eye. However, it is possible to pull out these small changes from videos through the use of algorithms we have developed. We give a way to visualize these small changes by amplifying them and we present algorithms to pull out interesting signals from these videos, such as the human pulse, sound from vibrating objects and the motion of hot air. Videos Software and Code Eulerian Video Magnification code Matlab code and executables implementing Eulerian video processing for amplifying color and motion changes. Phase Based Video Motion Processing code Matlab code for implementing the new and improved phase-based motion magnification pipeline. Videoscope Web interface for motion and color magnification. Publications (Magnifying Motion and Color Changes) Publications (Analysis of Small Motions) People Faculty: Students, Postdocs and Affiliates: Collaborators: Edward H. Talks
The future of jobs: The onrushing wave IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren”. It imagined a middle way between revolution and stagnation that would leave the said grandchildren a great deal richer than their grandparents. But the path was not without dangers. One of the worries Keynes admitted was a “new disease”: “technological unemployment…due to our discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour.” His readers might not have heard of the problem, he suggested—but they were certain to hear a lot more about it in the years to come. For the most part, they did not. For much of the 20th century, those arguing that technology brought ever more jobs and prosperity looked to have the better of the debate. When the sleeper wakes Be that as it may, drudgery may soon enough give way to frank unemployment. The lathe of heaven
Teach%20Sailing%20the%20Fun%20Way%20Activity%20Guide%20Draft%5B1%5D.pdf Platforms The Aalto University Platforms are designed to initiate and coordinate multi- and interdisciplinary research and teaching in some thematic area. The Platforms bring together Aalto's competences in the area, and increase Aalto's external visibility. Primary purposes of the Platforms are to facilitate and strengthen the industry-academia collaboration, and to increase the internal cooperation within the University. The Platforms and their agendas are born through a bottom-up process, and aim at concrete benefits for the participating actors. STEM in MN - Make Connections & Build Foundations - Minnesota Compass During middle school, students should have meaningful experiences that inspire, build connections, and help them see themselves in STEM. Students also need to build a solid academic foundation to succeed in high school math and science coursework, as well as the ability to apply STEM knowledge and skills to solving real-world problems. Out-of-school-time experiences provide important opportunities for engagement in STEM. The percentage of 8th-grade students who participate in science activities not for schoolwork provides a measure of informal education. Shoring up teachers' skills is a high leverage point for increasing the number of students who attain STEM degrees. Classes taught by teachers licensed for the assignment provides a measure of the supply of qualified STEM teachers. Proficiency in 8th-grade math provides a measure of whether students are on track to pursue more challenging math coursework in high school.