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View Resource ecorner: Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner

Started by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the Entrepreneurship Corner is a "free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning." It's a tremendous resource for anyone broadly interested in the field of entrepreneurship, and the site contains over 1200 archived videos, podcasts, and external links. First-time visitors should start with the "Popular...

View Resource The Effects of Personality Type on Engineering Student Performance and Attitudes

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? (MBTI) was administered to a group of 116 students taking the introductory chemical engineering course at North Carolina State University. That course and four subsequent chemical engineering courses were taught in a manner that emphasized active and cooperative learning and inductive presentation of course material. Type differences in various academic...

View Resource Computer-Based Instruction Brings Advanced-Placement Physics to Gifted Students

We describe two college-level introductory courses in physics, with calculus prerequisites, that are entirely computer-based. These courses have been developed by the Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford, a research project that provides year-round, accelerated instruction in mathematics and physics to gifted or advanced middle- and high school students via computer-based...

View Resource Gravity Probe B: Testing Einstein's Universe

Gravity Probe B is the relativity gyroscope experiment being developed by NASA and Stanford University to test two extraordinary, unverified predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. The experiment will use changes in the direction of spin of four gyroscopes contained in an Earth satellite to measure how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth, and, more...

View Resource Folding@home

The "folding" in the title of this site refers to the process by which proteins fold themselves before performing various important functions. This process is critical to just about every aspect of biology, yet scientists still don't understand exactly how protein folding works. Additionally, when proteins don't fold correctly, it can lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and any number of...

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