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California State University, Bakersfield is a public university located in Bakersfield, California, United States which was founded in 1965. CSUB opened in 1970 on a 375-acre campus, becoming the 19th school in the 23 campus California State University system. The university offers 91 different Bachelor's degrees, 30 types of Master's degrees, and 12 teaching credentials. The university does not confer Doctoral degrees.In the Winter 2013 academic quarter, 8,111 undergraduate and graduate students attended CSUB, at either the main campus in Bakersfield or the satellite campus, Antelope Valley Center in Lancaster, California. The university is a heavily dominated commuter campus serving the city of Bakersfield.CSU Bakersfield's petroleum geology program is the only one offered by a public university west of the Rockies. Wikipedia.

Fadali M.S.,University of Nevada, Reno | Jafarzadeh S.,California State University, Bakersfield
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems | Year: 2014

Positive systems play an important role in many fields including biology, chemistry, and economics, among others. This paper discusses the stability of interval type-2 discrete-time positive Takagi-Sugeno-Kang (TSK) fuzzy systems. It discusses positive TSK systems and their nonzero equilibrium point. It then provides sufficient conditions for their exponential stability and instability. All the proposed stability and instability conditions can be tested using linear matrix inequalities. The stability and instability tests are demonstrated through application to a TSK model of the electric power market under a variety of market conditions. © 1993-2012 IEEE. Source

McCleary R.,California State University, Bakersfield
Educational Gerontology | Year: 2014

This study evaluated whether two evidence-based methods used collaboratively, intergenerational colearning and use of films/documentaries in an educational context, enhanced knowledge levels and attitudes toward older adults in nursing, social work, and other allied profession students. Students participated in a gerontology film festival where they were exposed to two documentary films related to older adults. The films were followed by a discussion led by a panel of persons who had knowledge of the topic and were models of healthy aging. A pretest/posttest design was used to measure aging knowledge and attitudes toward older adults. Additional data consisted of demographics and information on prior older adult-related trainings. Significant increases were found in aging quiz and attitude scores. The combination of exposure to the documentary films and an intergenerational panel consisting of older adults leading a discussion of the films appears to have an immediate positive effect not only on knowledge of aging, but also on attitudes. Combining the two modalities can be done using existing resources that are available cross-nationally at no or little cost. © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source

Jafarzadeh S.,California State University, Bakersfield | Sami Fadali M.,University of Nevada, Reno | Evrenosoglu C.Y.,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy | Year: 2013

The random nature of solar energy resources is one of the obstacles to their large-scale proliferation in power systems. The most practical way to predict this renewable source of energy is to use meteorological data. However, such data are usually provided in a qualitative form that cannot be exploited using traditional quantitative methods but which can be modeled using fuzzy logic. This paper proposes type-1 and interval type-2 Takagi-Sugeno-Kang (TSK) fuzzy systems for the modeling and prediction of solar power plants. The paper considers TSK models with type-1 antecedents and crisp consequents, type-1 antecedents and consequents, and type-2 antecedents and crisp consequents. The design methodology for tuning the antecedents and consequents of each model is described. Finally, input-output data sets from a solar plant are used to obtain the three TSK models and their prediction results are compared to results from the literature. The results show that type-2 TSK models with type2 antecedents and crisp consequents provide the best performance based on the solar plant data. © 2010-2012 IEEE. Source

Tran N.A.,California State University, Bakersfield | Nathan M.J.,University of Wisconsin - Madison
Journal of Engineering Education | Year: 2010

The U.S. has experienced a shift from a manufacturing-based economy to one that overwhelmingly provides services and information. This shift demands that technological skills be more fully integrated with one's academic knowledge of science and mathematics so that the next generation of engineers can reason adaptively, think critically, and be prepared to learn how to learn. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides a pre-college curriculum that focuses on the integration of engineering with science and mathematics. We documented the impact that enrollment in PLTW had on student science and math achievement. We consider the enriched integration hypothesis, which states that students taking PLTW courses will show achievement benefits, after controlling for prior achievement and other student and teacher characteristics. We contrast this with alternative hypotheses that propose little or no impact of the engineering coursework on students' math and science achievement (the insufficient integration hypothesis), or that PLTW enrollment might be negatively associated with student achievement (the adverse integration hypothesis). Using multilevel statistical modeling with students (N-140) nested within teachers, we report findings from a quantitative analysis of the relationship between PLTW enrollment and student achievement on state standardized tests of math and science. While students gained in math and science achievement overall from eighth to tenth grade, students enrolled in PLTW foundation courses showed significantly smaller math assessment gains than those in a matched group that did not enroll, and no measurable advantages on science assessments, when controlling for prior achievement and teacher experience. The findings do not support the enriched integration hypothesis. Engineering education programs like PLTW face both challenges and opportunities to effectively integrate academic content as they strive to prepare students for college engineering programs and careers. © 2010. Source

Attaran M.,California State University, Bakersfield
International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications | Year: 2011

Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, has been attracting considerable attention from large retailers and consumer goods manufacturers with the expectation of improved efficiencies, and significant business benefits. Despite many useful applications, the technology's potential has yet to be fully realized. The aim of this paper is to highlight RFID's promises as well as its pitfalls in the retail supply chain, discuss potential strategic benefits of this technology, explore the many factors that may contribute to RFID success, identify the implementation challenges and key business drivers, and suggest a possible relationship among implementation factors and success variables. © 2010/2011-IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved. Source

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