Effects on Academic Performance Key Messages Evidence suggests that increasing physical activity and physical fitness may improve academic performance and that time in the school day dedicated to recess, physical education class, and physical activity in the classroom may also facilitate academic performance. Available evidence suggests that mathematics and reading are the academic topics that are most influenced by physical activity.
Perrin Falkner and Leon YacoubianUniversity of Virginia On December 7,the Spitak earthquake devastated the northwest region of Armenia, destroying both its homes and businesses, resulting in a near thirty-year housing crisis and economic decay.
Families and individuals were placed in domiks, temporary homes made from shipping containers, after the earthquake and are still living in the containers today.
Read More These homes have deteriorated in the harsh climate, and the residents are left living with mold, rust, insufficient heating, and pests. To address these needs, EGG, another UVA engineering team called Tuff Capstone, and local community partners in Gyumri, have conceptualized a project to relocate domik residents to a new housing community.
Tuff Capstone, named after the abundant volcanic rock used for building in the Gyumri region, will take on the technical design of the community for the residents of District Tuff Capstone is further divided into three sub-teams that will address major design aspects: Planning, Building, and Materials.
The Building team will work to model energy efficient, earthquake resilient structures, and the Materials team will investigate alternative uses for tuff stone, such as mixing it into concrete to create a stronger, more flexible material.
Thus far, the Planning team has performed a quantitative decision analysis to help with the site selection from various potential sites across Gyumri, provided by a partner urban planning NGO, Gyumri Project Hope. To determine the layout of the infrastructure on the site, a preliminary rendering was created.
All of the decision-making in the project was based on the needs and desires expressed in interviews with District residents. A topographical survey of the site and feedback from the community on the current rendering and layout design will be utilized in the creation of multiple rendering iterations, a final comprehensive plan set, and a construction specifications book.
These deliverables will serve as a guide in the construction of sustainable, high-quality buildings. The goal of the project is to provide physical infrastructure that will address the issues of the current domiks.
Furthermore, it is important to note and mitigate potential risks in creating this infrastructure to provide a more resilient residential and economic center. Since the devastation of the earthquake, the residents of District have lived in incredibly poor conditions that negatively impact their health and impede their ability to improve their socioeconomic status.
Community members are well-positioned to advise the Tuff Planning team due to their first-hand experiences.
Participatory design is an iterative process that relies on good communication between agents and stakeholders, keeping in mind the idea of designing with, and not for, the community. Successfully carried out, this project will provide a model for other sustainable community development projects, not only in other domik districts of earthquake devastated Gyumri, but across the world.
This transformation of our core curriculum seeks to provide more meaningful and flexible learning options for students across the university. Read More Centrally, it mandates the integration of course content addressing global engagement and ethics within all general education classes, focusing significant attention on these two key areas of social concern.
This framework not only provides significant opportunities for engaged scholarship in the sense of connecting the university to local, national, and global communities of interest; it is also in itself a reconsideration of the university-as-community, effectively continuous with society at large.
This second sense will be our focus here. We are studying the implementation and effectiveness of courses within the renewed curriculum that explicitly incorporate global and ethical considerations as part of STEM education.
Our central goals are to characterize and assess the multi-faceted culture of teaching and learning that emerges from this ongoing institutional transformation and to identify effective avenues for this approach to be extended or transported to other institutions worldwide. Our research agenda includes several intersecting aspects: In this poster presentation, we will discuss how community and engagement are central to our project.
We will discuss two conceptual aspects of this link: First, the university-as-community notion, in which we are hoping to analyze our own university-community how is community affected by teaching and learning, in addition to how teaching and learning are affected by community.
To document how implementation of the Pathways curriculum shapes cultures of STEM ethics for both faculty and students documenting emerging cultureswe will explore faculty perceptions about their ethical teaching competence using a combination of narrative interviews and participant observation of courses.
Interviews will investigate faculty perceptions, concerns, and challenges related to implementation of ethics in their courses. Second, based on data gathered in this phase, we will work within existing faculty communities and training programs to develop general and field specific faculty ethics education opportunities and resources.
These will likely include a faculty development summer institute, workshops, and course redesign opportunities. We will conduct semi-structured interviews with faculty currently teaching in the Pathways program who have and have not completed the Pathways summer institute as well as faculty who are teaching non-Pathways affiliated courses that are part of the VT general education curriculum.
The second conceptual way we will discuss in the poster is our attempt to look at networking and collaborations still within a university context, but engaging outside our university-community to include other ones. The second conceptual way is an aspect of our work still mostly to happen in the next few years using social network analysis data to inform this perspective.
The Privacy by Design Simulation: Donal Heidenblad and Katie Shilton Teaching the engineers who curate sensitive and personal data to make wise ethical decisions is a critical challenge for ethics education.
This poster presents the Privacy by Design Simulation: Read More We believe that information ethics education can be improved by engaging students in real-world activities that mimic how software developers actually encounter and debate ethics in professional settings.
This project tests our approach through deployment and evaluation of an ethics education role-playing game. We designed the Privacy by Design Simulation to engage students in an area of software development rife with ethical issues: Mobile application developers have a large amount of ethical agency to decide what data their applications should collect e.Scientific Research Publishing is an academic publisher with more than open access journal in the areas of science, technology and medicine.
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