Adjunct Faculty-CADD-Computer Literacy

first_imgDescription/Job SummaryEssential Functions:(Teaching) Use a variety of strategies to assess and evaluatelearningProvide timely, thoughtful and constructive feedback tolearners Based on Master Syllabus, design and teach assigned classsession(s), leveraging digital content and multi-media resources inthe classroom.Assess student engagement/understanding during each classsession and throughout the semesterCollect, grade, and report assignments and homeworkMaintain and update the syllabus and course materials and makesure they are available through the College’s Learning ManagementSystem.Advise learners in ways to help them meet their educationalgoals. (Assessment)center_img Required EducationMaster’s Degree Required QualificationsMinimum Education and Training Requirements: Master’s degree in engineering, architecture, or closelyrelated fieldTeaching experience, community college teaching experiencepreferredTeaching and/or work experience in any/all of the followingCADD software packages: AutoCAD 2D and 3D, MircoStation, RevitArchitecture, AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks,3DS Max, Autodesk Civil 3D, and ArcGIS DesktopPatience and excellent communication skillslast_img read more

Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

first_img Fellow’s focus is foggy, froggy forest Following the weather Related Student projects turn campus into ‘living lab’ As the global population rises toward 10 billion, the planet is headed for a food shortage, with some estimates saying supply will have to double by 2050 to meet demand.The continued advance of agricultural technology — genetic modification along with new crop varieties and land-management techniques — will cover some of the increased demand. But such technologies will require a dramatic increase in the production of agricultural fertilizers, an energy-intensive process fed by fossil fuels and reliant on a robust manufacturing infrastructure: factories connected to rail and road networks for distribution.The problem with this scenario is that much of the demand will be in the developing world, often in regions that lack both the factories and the distribution networks for agricultural chemicals.In response, Harvard scientists are asking: What if soil could enrich itself, through microbes that boost crop yields? And what if those microbes were themselves grown sustainably, in compact, sunlight-fueled bioreactors?Postdoctoral fellow Kelsey Sakimoto of the Harvard University Center for the Environment is working with chemist Daniel Nocera and synthetic biologist Pamela Silver to tune Nocera and Silver’s “bionic leaf” to help forge a new era of distributed agriculture, beneficial even to subsistence farmers far from industrial agriculture’s distribution networks and chemical fertilizer supplies.The bionic leaf is an outgrowth of Nocera’s artificial leaf, which efficiently splits water into hydrogen and oxygen gas by pairing silicon — the material that makes up solar panels — with catalyst coatings. The hydrogen gas can be stored on site and used to drive fuel cells, providing a way to store and use power that originates from the sun.After developing the artificial leaf, Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, teamed up with Silver, the Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, to explore new uses for the technology. Merging the artificial leaf with genetically engineered bacteria that eats hydrogen gas, the pair produced the “bionic leaf,” which creates liquid fuels such as isobutanol.Sakimoto’s research, conducted with Nocera, Silver, postdoctoral fellow Chong Liu, and doctoral student Brendan Colon, was described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in June. The team’s method involves the soil bacterium Xanthobacter autotrophicus consuming hydrogen generated by the bionic leaf’s water-splitting reaction and taking nitrogen from the atmosphere to produce ammonia and phosphorous, both powerful fertilizers.Sakimoto’s work “has taken the bionic leaf to a new level,” Silver said. “Kelsey has a keen eye for high-impact projects and has certainly achieved an important piece of work here.”There are two ways to apply the new system. The first is to simply let the bacteria feed and reproduce, which leads to a bacteria-laden yellowish liquid that can be sprayed onto fields. In greenhouse experiments at the Arnold Arboretum, radishes grown with X. autotrophicus fertilizer ended up more than double the size of control radishes grown without added fertilizer.“Quite surprisingly, it’s a fairly potent [fertilizer],” Sakimoto said. “It’s grown very simply and applied very simply.”The other method is to add a compound that causes the bacteria to secrete ammonia directly, which can then be used in a fashion similar to mainstream chemical fertilizers.Sakimoto, whose research was funded in part by a grant from the Campus Sustainability Innovation Fund, which supports work to pilot or prove sustainability research on campus, said that the initial use for the project — which is being scaled up by chemical-engineering collaborators in India — would be to provide fertilizer for small farms and remote rural communities without the need for a large, centralized infrastructure.In time, he said, the ability to generate ammonia directly may appeal to agricultural chemical companies as an improvement on the predominant method, known as the Haber-Bosch process, which was developed by two German chemists in the early 20th century as a way to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. The process relies heavily on fossil-based energy, as much as much as 1 percent of global production. Environmental fellow immersed in mechanics of extreme events Sri Lanka frog radiation provides food for thought First round of grants from Campus Sustainability Innovative Fund awarded “The thing I’m most elated about in the research is: We did what we do in the developed world with massive infrastructure, only without the need for infrastructure,” Nocera said. “You can use just sunlight, air, and water, and you can do it in your backyard. You can take care of the world’s growing food demand [with conventional technology] — all you have to do is build more large Haber-Bosch plants. And you have to build railroads and entire distribution systems. And that’s not going to get to the poor in the developing world, where most of the population growth is coming from.”Sakimoto, in the second year of his two-year Ziff Environmental Fellowship, is now exploring how to make the system more robust under real-world conditions, such as how using wastewater and other naturally occurring water sources in the bioreactor affects its performance.“We tried to do as much due diligence as we can to make a useful product,” Sakimoto said. “We are more or less done on the [discovery] side now, and looking at the political and practical side of how you bring a new technology into the world.”last_img read more

Imperial dd guarantees a minimum net income in the amount of HRK 5.000

first_imgImperial will pay a Christmas bonus and holiday pay in the amount of HRK 2.000 to all permanent employees. Christmas bonus and seasonal allowance will be paid up to the amount of 2.000 kuna, in proportion to the length of employment. Imperial will pay a special bonus of HRK 500 net to all employees with a salary for the month of July. “We are glad that the decision to increase the material rights of workers was approved and satisfied by the Croatian Trade Union of Tourism and Services and SIKD, which is the result of mutual understanding and respect for the views of the social partners. We will continue such cooperation in the future. We are also satisfied with the fact that a large number of employees are returning to us, and this salary increase will be an additional motive for all Imperial employees. ” pointed out Vlado Miš, President of the Management Board of Imperial dd Imperial gives its employees, during the 2019 season, starting from May to the end of August, a guarantee of a minimum net income of HRK 5.000 for all employees who work a full monthly fund of hours. All other employees who have a net income of more than HRK 5.000 up to HRK 6.500 net, will be paid a bonus for the season, which will be applied in the period from May to the end of August, in the total amount of up to HRK 2.000 net. The best employees (permanent, seasonal or student) will be stimulated by additional net income per month. „Ovo je značajan napredak u cilju većeg zadovoljstva radnika i osiguranja dovoljnog broja sezonskih radnika. Smatram da smo svi svjesni da se sa povećanjem materijalnih i drugih uvjeta za radnike u turizmu treba nastaviti i u narednim godinama kako bi se zadržali postojeći radnici i osigurali novi za buduće razvojne projekte. Na tome je velika odgovornost poslodavaca ali i sindikata, a očekuje se i doprinos  zakonodavca na dodatnom poreznom rasterećenju plaća“, said Stanisa Borovic, president of the STUH branch and president of the Imperial Workers’ Council. Imperial dd Rab, in agreement with the Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia and the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia, provided its employees with new material rights in 2019.center_img Imperial offers its employees excellent career development opportunities, with a developed system of internal and external education and training in cooperation with Valamar. Our employees, together with our guests, are always in the first place, and their satisfaction is important for long-term business success. Biserka Novotny, president of SIKD in Imperial, emphasized the importance of such measures, especially due to the problem of lack of tourist workers and the departure of young people outside Croatia: “Only with decent salaries and other working conditions can we keep the existing ones and attract new workers, and create additional motives for young people to choose tourism professions. In that direction, we will continue the constructive social dialogue with the employer so far” Imperial is in the phase of intensive development and this year, with 140 million kuna of investments, it is the largest investor in Kvarner tourism. This year’s investments of Imperial will ensure the creation of 60 new jobs, and this year Imperial will employ a total of 670 workers.last_img read more

Barcelona offering Martinez €49m deal to quit Inter

first_img Inter have resigned themselves to the loss of the in-demand striker this summer, with his agent Alberto Yaqué admitting that he is in contact with other clubs. Inter won’t just hand Lautaro away and his minimum release clause of €111m can only be activated until the middle of July. read also:Italian press unveils Barça’s offer for Lautaro Martinez Inter won’t budge on that valuation but Barça fancy they can sweeten the deal by offering a few players as makeweights, with Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Ousmane Dembélé, Philippe Coutinho and Nelson Semedo all potential candidates. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Barcelona are willing to offer Lautaro Martinez a massive contract to tempt him from Inter Milan. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Incredibly Looking Albino Animals7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThis Nation Is Almost Impossible To InvadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Tuttosport reports Barça are willing to offer Argentina international Lautaro, who has been given the thumbs up from his Albiceleste teammate Leo Messi, a seven-year deal with an annual wage of €7m – €3m more than the renewal offer he has on the table from Inter. The contract will consist of a five-year fixed arrangement with the option of two additional seasons until 2027.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tigers announce double signing

first_img Left-back Robertson was on a part-time contract with Queens Park in Scotland’s third tier just over a year ago before Dundee United spotted his potential. He arrived at Tannadice last summer and went on to make 44 appearances and be named the PFA Scotland young player of the year and be included in the team of the year. Maguire, capped once by England Under-21s, was Sheffield United’s player of the year in each of the last three seasons during which he made 166 appearances. As one left-back moved from Tannadice to Hull, another moved in the opposite direction as 21-year-old Conor Townsend joined the Scottish Premiership club on a season-long loan. The Hull academy graduate has spent time on loan at Grimsby, Chesterfield and Carlisle in recent seasons. Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara told the club’s official website: “I was delighted to secure Conor so quickly. It was important to get him in early so he can settle in before the start of the competitive action. “He is a really good defender who will do a job here. His athleticism and height will enhance our squad.” Hull City have swooped for Scotland’s young player of the year Andrew Robertson from Dundee United and have also completed the signing of defender Harry Maguire from Sheffield United. Scotland international Robertson, 20, has cost the Tigers £2.85million while 21-year-old Maguire has joined for a £2.5million fee, according to the club’s official website. Both players have signed three-year deals, with the club having the option to extend their contracts by a further year. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more