Bloomfield College is a four-year private liberal arts college located in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Bloomfield College is chartered by the State of New Jersey and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The college is related to the Presbyterian Church through the Synod of the Northeast and is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities. It is a suburban residential community just 15 miles from New York City, the College attracts a geographically diverse resident and commuter population. The 11-acre tree-lined campus is easily reached by train, bus, or by car. The mission of Bloomfield College is to attain academic, personal, and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society. Wikipedia.
Eguchi A.,Bloomfield College |
Okada H.,Tamagawa University
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction | Year: 2017
It is anticipated that in the near future, social robots will become integrated into schools as part of educational learning technologies. Recent studies have focused both on Child-Robot Interactions (CRI) in educational settings and how children have become "consumers" in CRI. This paper presents a study focusing on children's experience as active users of a social robot through its use in a robotics competition where they program and/or develop software used to control their social robots. The study examines the impact working with humanoid social robots had on teams of students participating in the World Robot Summit 2020 hosted by the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). © 2017 Authors.
News Article | May 8, 2017
Harris is the managing director and senior client advisor at financial services giant Morgan Stanley. The author of the book "Expect to Win: Proven Strategies for Success from a Wall Street Vet," she is considered to be among the most influential women in the financial services sector. Harris plans to share with conference attendees some of the valuable lessons learned during her 20-plus year career on Wall Street. WLC 2017, themed "Women Inspiring Women," is designed to inspire attendees to seek their highest level of personal and professional growth by presenting participants with role models, varying perspectives and strategies for development. For more than a decade, Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk. She worked on the initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history. "From Harvard to Wall Street to Carnegie Hall, Carla Harris's career path is intense, impressive and inspiring, and we're excited to feature her on our main stage," said Dawn Christensen, the conference's organizer and director of National Diversity Relations for MGM Resorts. "Whether working in a highly competitive environment that's still a mostly male-dominated field to being a best-selling gospel artist, WLC attendees will benefit greatly from Carla's pearls of wisdom." At Morgan Stanley, Harris is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. Harris has extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women's Business Council. She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and of The Executive Leadership Council, and sits on the boards of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), A Better Chance, Inc., and St. Vincent's Hospitals, and is an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Mark Howell Singers. Harris is co-chair of the National Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and was a member of the Board of Overseers' Committee on University Resources, Harvard University. In 2015, she was named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Additionally, Harris has received the Bert King Award from the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the 2005 Women's Professional Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Pierre Toussaint Medallion from the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, the Women of Power Award given by the National Urban League, the Women of Influence Award from The Links, Incorporated and many other awards. Harris began her career with Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions department in 1987. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Harris received from Harvard Business School an MBA, Second Year Honors and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. She has also received Honorary Doctorates of Laws, Humanities and Business from Marymount Manhattan College, Bloomfield College, Jacksonville University, Simmons College, the College of New Rochelle, St. Thomas Aquinas College and Fisk University, respectively. Harris was recently named to Fortune Magazine's list of "The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America", U.S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise's Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017), to Black Enterprise Magazine's "Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street" (2006 – 2011), and to Essence Magazine's list of "The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World", Ebony's list of the Power 100 and "15 Corporate Women at the Top" and was named "Woman of the Year 2004" by the Harvard Black Men's Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men's Forum. In her other life, Harris is a singer, and has released her third gospel CD "Unceasing Praise" (2011), her second CD, a gospel album titled, "Joy Is Waiting", was featured on BET Nightly News while her first CD entitled, "Carla's First Christmas", was a bestseller on Amazon.com in New York and in record stores, and was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in his "American Dream" segment. She has performed five sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall. WLC 2017 will also feature CNN International anchor and broadcast journalist Natalie Allen as a returning host. The conference is open to women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and the men who support them. The MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference's presenting sponsor. Each year, after costs, proceeds from the event are donated to a nonprofit organization devoted to the welfare and development of women and children in Las Vegas. Dress for Success Southern Nevada, the local nonprofit that provides gently used professional clothing and career counseling services to empower women to achieve economic independence, recently received a $25,000 gift from the 2016 conference. Registration costs $485 and includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with other women attending while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand and other MGM Resorts International destinations. Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference. Current sponsors include: The Coca-Cola Company, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Southwest Airlines, Bank of America, R&R Partners Foundation and McCarran International Airport. For more information about WLC, please visit mgmresorts.com/womensleadershipconference. About MGM Resorts International MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company opened MGM National Harbor in Maryland on December 8, 2016, and is in the process of developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 76 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (SEHK: 2282), which owns MGM MACAU and is developing MGM COTAI, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine's 2016 list of World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com. About The MGM Resorts Foundation The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board. 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PubMed | University of Buenos Aires, Bloomfield College, Cornell University, University of Akron and 3 more.
Type: | Journal: PeerJ | Year: 2015
The coevolutionary relationships between brood parasites and their hosts are often studied by examining the egg rejection behaviour of host species using artificial eggs. However, the traditional methods for producing artificial eggs out of plasticine, plastic, wood, or plaster-of-Paris are laborious, imprecise, and prone to human error. As an alternative, 3D printing may reduce human error, enable more precise manipulation of egg size and shape, and provide a more accurate and replicable protocol for generating artificial stimuli than traditional methods. However, the usefulness of 3D printing technology for egg rejection research remains to be tested. Here, we applied 3D printing technology to the extensively studied egg rejection behaviour of American robins, Turdus migratorius. Eggs of the robins brood parasites, brown-headed cowbirds, Molothrus ater, vary greatly in size and shape, but it is unknown whether host egg rejection decisions differ across this gradient of natural variation. We printed artificial eggs that encompass the natural range of shapes and sizes of cowbird eggs, painted them to resemble either robin or cowbird egg colour, and used them to artificially parasitize nests of breeding wild robins. In line with previous studies, we show that robins accept mimetically coloured and reject non-mimetically coloured artificial eggs. Although we found no evidence that subtle differences in parasitic egg size or shape affect robins rejection decisions, 3D printing will provide an opportunity for more extensive experimentation on the potential biological or evolutionary significance of size and shape variation of foreign eggs in rejection decisions. We provide a detailed protocol for generating 3D printed eggs using either personal 3D printers or commercial printing services, and highlight additional potential future applications for this technology in the study of egg rejection.
Hauber M.E.,City College of New York |
Aidala Z.,City College of New York |
Aidala Z.,Bloomfield College |
Igic B.,University of Akron |
And 2 more authors.
Animal Cognition | Year: 2015
Obligate brood parasitic birds exploit their hosts to provide care for unrelated young in the nest. Potential hosts can reduce the cost of parasitism by rejecting foreign eggs from the nest. Observational, comparative, and experimental studies have concluded that most hosts use the coloration and patterning of eggshells to discriminate between own and foreign eggs in the nest. However, an alternative hypothesis is that birds use the colour contrasts between eggshells and the nest lining to identify parasitic eggs (egg–nest contrast hypothesis). In support of this hypothesis, we found that the avian perceivable chromatic contrasts between dyed eggs and unmanipulated nest linings significantly and negatively covaried with the rejection rates of different dyed eggs of the great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus, a frequently parasitized host of the common cuckoo Cuculus canorus. To experimentally test whether egg–nest contrasts influence rejection, we reciprocally dyed both eggs and the nest lining of this host species with one of two colours: orange and green. Contrary to the egg–nest contrast hypothesis, host rejection patterns in response to dyed eggs were not altered by dyeing nests, relative to unmanipulated control eggs and nests. In turn, experimental egg colour was the only significant predictor of egg rejection rate. Our results demonstrate that egg–nest contrast is a collateral, not a causal factor in egg rejection, and confirm the conclusions of previous studies that hosts can rely on the parasitic egg’s appearance itself to recognize the foreign egg in the nest. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Tellechea E.,Massachusetts Institute of Technology |
Tellechea E.,FideNa Foundation for the R D of Nanotechnology |
Tellechea E.,Public University of Navarra |
Wilson K.J.,Bloomfield College |
And 2 more authors.
Langmuir | Year: 2012
The behavior of glucose oxidase (GOx) on gold nanoparticles (NPs) was investigated as a function of (1) NP surface chemistry, (2) stabilizing protein additives, and (3) protein microenvironment. GOx secondary structure and unfolding was probed by circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy and fluorescence, and GOx enzymatic activity was measured by a colorimetric assay. We also examined the activity and structure of GOx after displacement from the NP surface. Generally, GOx behavior was negatively impacted by conjugation to the NP, and conjugation conditions could vary the influence of the NP. Surface chemistry and protein microenvironment could improve behavior, but addition of stabilizing proteins negatively influenced activity. After displacement from the NPs, GOx tended to remain unfolded, indicating that the interactions with the NP were irreversible. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Eguchi A.,Bloomfield College |
Almeida L.,University of Porto
IEEE AFRICON Conference | Year: 2013
This paper addresses RoboCupJunior, an educational robotics initiative that aims to enhance learning through educational robotics activities around the world. RoboCupJunior is a division of RoboCup, a Robotics initiative that aims to promote Robotics and AI research, by offering publicly appealing, but formidable challenges. RoboCupJunior has three distinguished leagues - Soccer, Rescue and Dance, that attract students from all the continents. However, Africa has not taken significant advantage of this initiative, with a rather low participation of a few African countries, only. Therefore, this paper aims to introduce and promote educational robotics to students in Africa in a more generalized way, with possible suggestions to make the initiative successful in the region, in the future. © 2013 IEEE.
Eguchi A.,Bloomfield College
Robotics and Autonomous Systems | Year: 2015
RoboCupJunior is an international educational robotics initiative, aiming to promote STEM content and skill learning among participating youth through educational robotics competition inaugurated in 2000. What makes RoboCupJunior quite unique is its relationship with RoboCup which aims to promote robotics and AI research, by offering a publicly appealing, but formidable challenge including development of soccer robots, search and rescue robots, and robots functions at home and at work. This paper introduces a case of RoboCupJunior and the effectiveness of its practice for enhancing learning of STEM contents and skills for innovation and creativity among participating students. It presents the survey results from one of the World Championships held in 2012, the anecdotal and personal account of participating US students on their learning experience from their participation in 2013 World Championship, and participating students' technological and innovative contributions to highlight the impacts RoboCupJunior has had through over a decade of its practice. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Stefan A.,Bloomfield College |
Samoila C.,Transilvania University of Brasov |
Ursutiu D.,Bloomfield College
2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2011 | Year: 2011
Contemporary microwave circuit design is based on EM simulations and complex simulation models. Simulation model design is a must for growing number of devices and systems for which theoretical (e.g., analytical) models are either not available or not sufficiently accurate to yield the design satisfying given performance requirements. As prototype manufacture is very costly, the use of computer simulations has become commonplace as a feasible alternative for manufactures and also for education. Accurate numerical evaluations are computationally expensive; particularly for complex microwave/microstrip structures and computationally efficient EM-driven design optimization can be realized using physically based behavioral models. © 2011 IEEE.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES | Award Amount: 92.82K | Year: 2010
Advanced technologies are embraced by people and governments the world over as a primary means for providing security. From metal detectors housed at school entrances to crime analysis software installed in police computers, investment in security technologies reflects a faith in technological devices to provide safety from diverse threats. While ubiquitous in society, little is known about how security technologies affect people?s relation to the law. In other words, do pedestrians who walk on streets or immigrants who send remittances home comply with the regulations security technologies enforce? How their relationship to regulation and authority is more broadly affected?
This project investigates this question by examining REPUVE (Registro Público Vehicular), a federally-run vehicle registration program in Mexico that aims to reduce motor vehicle crime by adhering a radio-frequency identification (RFID) device to every vehicle in the country. To understand how REPUVE affects peoples relation to the law, the principal investigator (PI) will conduct field research in Mexico. This includes interviewing employees at Neology, the manufacturer of REPUVEs RFID devices; members of the Executive Secretary of the National Public Security System (SNSP), the government agency overseeing the program; car dealers and insurance providers, who are responsible for registering users and distributing the RFID devices; and car owners. Observations will also be conducted at toll booths throughout the country, where sensors are mounted to read the RFID devices.
This project aims to contribute to social science analyses of privacy and security. It will train undergraduate students in qualitative research methods. The research draws its importance from addressing a central question concerning the heightened resort to security technologies in contemporary society as well as focusing on Mexico, a country that beyond experiencing heightened insecurity in recent years has traditionally not figured centrally in socio-legal and science and technology studies.
Blank USB flash drives; sunglasses; decorative magnets. Pens and highlighter pens; note pads and notebooks; paper weights; decals. Tote bags, messenger bags, backpacks. Mugs, coffee cups, glass beverageware, water bottles sold empty. Clothing, namely, shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, socks; athletic tops and bottoms for baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis and running. Stuffed toys; stress relief balls for hand exercise; inflatable toys. Educational services, namely, providing courses of instruction at the college and post-graduate levels and distribution of course materials in connection therewith; organizing and conducting college sport competitions and athletic events; entertainment in the nature of performances and live appearances by a costumed school mascot at athletic events, exhibitions and competitions and university or community events.