• Caution, Student Experience May Vary: Social Identities Impact a Student's Experience in Peer Discussions 

    Eddy, Sarah L.; Brownell, Sara E.; Thummaphan, Phonraphee; Lan, Mming-Chih; Wenderoth, Mary pat (2015-12)
    In response to calls for implementing active learning in college-level science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses, classrooms across the country are being transformed from instructor centered to student ...
  • Characteristics Of Kepler Planetary Candidates Based On The First Data Set 

    Borucki, William J.; Koch, David G.; Basri, Gibor; Batalha, Natalie; Boss, Alan; Brown, Timothy M.; Caldwell, Douglas; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jorgen; Cochran, William D.; DeVore, Edna; Dunham, Edward W.; Dupree, Andrea K.; Gautier, Thomas N., III; Geary, John C.; Gilliland, Ronald; Gould, Alan; Howell, Steve B.; Jenkins, Jon M.; Kjeldsen, Hans; Latham, David W.; Lissauer, Jack J.; Marcy, Geoffrey W.; Monet, David G.; Sasselov, Dimitar; Tarter, Jill; Charbonneau, David; Doyle, Laurance; Ford, Eric B.; Fortney, Jonathan; Holman, Matthew J.; Seager, Sara; Steffen, Jason H.; Welsh, William F.; Allen, Christopher; Bryson, Stephen T.; Buchhave, Lars; Chandrasekaran, Hema; Christiansen, Jessie L.; Ciardi, David; Clarke, Bruce D.; Dotson, Jessie L.; Endl, Michael; Fischer, Debra; Fressin, Francois; Haas, Michael; Horch, Elliott; Howard, Andrew; Isaacson, Howard; Kolodziejczak, Jeffery; Li, Jie; MacQueen, Phillip; Meibom, Soren; Prsa, Andrej; Quintana, Elisa V.; Rowe, Jason; Sherry, William; Tenenbaum, Peter; Torres, Guillermo; Twicken, Joseph D.; Van Cleve, Jeffrey; Walkowicz, Lucianne; Wu, Hayley (2011-02)
    In the spring of 2009, the Kepler Mission commenced high-precision photometry on nearly 156,000 stars to determine the frequency and characteristics of small exoplanets, conduct a guest observer program, and obtain ...
  • Climategate Undermined Belief in Global Warming Among Many American TV Meteorologists 

    Maibach, Edward; Witte, James; Wilson, Kristopher (2011-01)
    CLIMATEGATE UNDERMINED BELIEF IN GLOBAL WARMING AMONG MANY AMERICAN TV METEOROLOGISTS Television (TV) meteorologists are a potentially important source of informal climate change education in that most American adults watch ...
  • The Discovery of Entropy -- and its Implications 

    Schulman, Adam (2012-03-26)
  • Facilitating Learning in Large Lecture Classes: Testing the "Teaching Team" Approach to Peer Learning 

    Stanger-Hall, Kathrin F.; Lang, Sarah; Maas, Martha (2010)
    We tested the effect of voluntary peer-facilitated study groups on student learning in large introductory biology lecture classes. The peer facilitators (preceptors) were trained as part of a Teaching Team (faculty, graduate ...
  • Kepler-15B: A Hot Jupiter Enriched in Heavy Elements and the First Kepler Mission Planet Confirmed With the Hobby-Eberly Telescope 

    Endl, Michael; MacQueen, Phillip J.; Cochran, William D.; Brugamyer, Erik J.; Buchhave, Lars A.; Rowe, Jason; Lucas, Phillip; Isaacson, Howard; Bryson, Steve; Howell, Steve B.; Fortney, Jonathan J.; Hansen, Terese; Borucki, William J.; Caldwell, Douglas; Christiansen, Jessie L.; Ciardi, David R.; Demory, Brice-Olivier; Everett, Mark; Ford, Eric B.; Haas, Michael R.; Holman, Matthew J.; Horch, Elliott; Jenkins, Jon M.; Koch, David J.; Lissauer, Jack J.; Machalek, Pavel; Still, Martin; Welsh, William F.; Sanderfer, Dwight T.; Seader, Shawn E.; Smith, Jeffrey C.; Thompson, Susan E.; Twicken, Joseph D. (2011-11)
    We report the discovery of Kepler-15b (KOI-128), a new transiting exoplanet detected by NASA's Kepler mission. The transit signal with a period of 4.94 days was detected in the quarter 1 (Q1) Kepler photometry. For the ...
  • KOI-54: The Kepler Discovery of Tidally Excited Pulsations and Brightenings in a Highly Eccentric Binary 

    Welsh, William F.; Orosz, Jerome A.; Aerts, Conny; Brown, Timothy M.; Brugamyer, Erik; Cochran, William D.; Gilliland, Ronald L.; Guzik, Joyce Ann; Kurtz, D. W.; Latham, David W.; Marcy, Geoffrey W.; Quinn, Samuel N.; Zima, Wolfgang; Allen, Christopher; Batalha, Natalie M.; Bryson, Steve; Buchhave, Lars A.; Caldwell, Douglas A.; Gautier, Thomas N., III; Howell, Steve B.; Kinemuchi, K.; Ibrahim, Khadeejah A.; Isaacson, Howard; Jenkins, Jon M.; Prsa, Andrej; Still, Martin; Street, Rachel; Wohler, Bill; Koch, David G.; Borucki, William J. (2011-11)
    Kepler observations of the star HD 187091 (KIC 8112039, hereafter KOI-54) revealed a remarkable light curve exhibiting sharp periodic brightening events every 41.8 days with a superimposed set of oscillations forming a ...
  • The Laboratory Course Assessment Survey: A Tool to Measure Three Dimensions of Research-Course Design 

    Corwin, Lisa A.; Runyon, Christopher; Robinson, Aspen; Dolan, Erin L. (2015-12)
    Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are increasingly being offered as scalable ways to involve undergraduates in research. Yet few if any design features that make CUREs effective have been identified. ...
  • Making Method Visible: Improving the Quality of Science-Based Regulation 

    Wagner, Wendy (The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law, 2014-10-24)
    Scientific inferences are theories about how the world works that scientists formulate based on their observations. One of the most difficult issues at the intersection of law and science is to determine whether the weight ...
  • Metadata for Data Rescue and Data at Risk 

    Anderson, William L.; Faundeen, John L.; Greenberg, Jane; Taylor, Fraser (2011-09-22)
    Scientific data age, become stale, fall into disuse and run tremendous risks of being forgotten and lost. These problems can be addressed by archiving and managing scientific data over time, and establishing practices that ...
  • Microbial Contaminants in Driking Water 

    University of Texas at Austin; Ramirez, Roland; Environmental Science Institute (undated)
  • Particle Generation During Photoresist Dissolution 

    Chauhan, S.; Somervell, M.; Carcasi, M.; Scheer, S.; Bonnecaze, R. T.; Mack, C.; Willson, C. G. (2010)
    A lattice-type Monte Carlo based mesoscale model and simulation of the lithography process has been described previously [1]. The model includes the spin coating, post apply bake, exposure, post exposure bake and development ...
  • Photobase Generator Assisted Pitch Division 

    Gu, X. Y.; Bates, C. M.; Cho, Y. J.; Kawakami, T.; Nagai, T.; Ogata, T.; Sundaresan, A. K.; Turro, N. J.; Bristol, R.; Zimmerman, P.; Willson, C. G. (2010-02)
    The drive to sustain the improvements in productivity that derive from following Moore's law has led the semiconductor industry to explore new technologies that enable production of smaller and smaller features on semiconductor ...
  • Presentation: Better Living Through Microbes 

    Contreras, Lydia; Environmental Science Institute (Environmental Science Institute, 2015-05-01)
  • Presentation: God, Darwin, and Design: Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trail 

    MIller, Kenneth; Environmental Science Institute (Environmental Science Institute, 2008-04-04)
  • Science Study Break - Doctor Who 

    University of Texas at Austin (2014-03-04)
    About Science Study Break: Take a break from the books and join UT researchers for cookies, chips, and chat about popular movies and TV shows that deal with science topics. Many viewers uncritically accept scientific ...
  • SOFIA/EXES Observations of Water Absorption in the Protostar AFGL 2591 At High Spectral Resolution 

    Indriolo, Nick; Neufeld, D. A.; DeWitt, C. N.; Richter, Matthew J.; Boogert, A. C. A.; Harper, G. M.; Jaffe, D. T.; Kulas, K. R.; McKelvey, M. E.; Ryde, N.; Vacca, W. (2015-04)
    We present high spectral resolution (similar to 3 km s(-1)) observations of the nu(2) ro-vibrational band of H2O in the 6.086-6.135 mu m range toward the massive protostar AFGL 2591 using the Echelon-Cross-Echelle Spectrograph ...