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Purdue University North Central is a regional campus within the Purdue University system that is located in rural LaPorte County near Westville in northwestern Indiana. Wikipedia.

Garwood J.K.,Purdue University North Central
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services | Year: 2015

The current longitudinal, descriptive, and correlational study explored which traditional teaching strategies can engage Millennial students and adequately prepare them for the ultimate test of nursing competence: the National Council Licensure Examination. The study comprised a convenience sample of 40 baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in a psychiatric nursing course. The students were exposed to a variety of traditional (e.g., PowerPoint®-guided lectures) and nontraditional (e.g., concept maps, group activities) teaching and learning strategies, and rated their effectiveness. The students’ scores on the final examination demonstrated that student learning outcomes met or exceeded national benchmarks. © SLACK Incorporated. Source

Bricker G.E.,Purdue University North Central | Caffee M.W.,Purdue University
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2010

We propose a model for the incorporation of 10Be within calcium-aluminum inclusions (CAIs) in primitive carbonaceous meteorites. In this model, 10Be is produced by energetic particle reactions in the proto-solar atmosphere of a more active proto-Sun characterized by energetic particle fluxes higher than contemporary particle fluxes. This 10Be is incorporated into the solar wind that is then implanted into CAI precursor material. This production mechanism is operational in the contemporary solar system implanting 10Be in lunar materials. The contemporary production rate of 10Be at the surface of the Sun is ∼0.1 10Be cm-2 s-1. Scaling up the contemporary 10Be production in the proto- Sun by a factor of 105 would increase the production rate to 104 10Be cm-2 s-1. Using this enhanced production value in conjunction with refractory mass inflow rates at 0.06 AU from the proto-Sun we model 10Be concentrations in CAI precursors. We calculate the content of solar-wind-implanted 10Be would have been of the order of 1012 10Be g-1 in CAIs, consistent with initial10Be content found from boron-beryllium isotopic systematics in CAIs. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society. Source

Brahmasrene T.,Purdue University North Central | Huang J.-C.,Pennsylvania State University | Sissoko Y.,Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Energy Economics | Year: 2014

This paper examines the short-run and long-run dynamic relationship between the U.S. imported crude oil prices and exchange rates. The monthly data of the U.S. crude oil imports from five source countries during January 1996 and December 2009 are examined. Empirical results indicate that the exchange rates Granger-caused crude oil prices in the short run while the crude oil prices Granger-caused the exchange rates in the long run. Furthermore, oil prices were affected by the exchange rate changes at a minimal level. However, in the medium run and the long run, oil price shocks had a significant impact on exchange rate changes. Exchange rate shock has a significant negative impact on crude oil prices while the impulse response of the exchange rate variable to a crude oil price shock was statistically insignificant. Finally, the impact of extreme price volatility in June 2008 on exchange rates was significant. When world oil prices are stabilized, currency fluctuations and uncertainty can be minimized. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. Source

Warren A.R.,Purdue University North Central
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research | Year: 2010

Students often make mistakes in physics courses and are expected to identify, correct, and learn from their mistakes, usually with some assistance from an instructor, textbook, or fellow students. This aid may come in many forms, such as problem solutions that are given to a class, tutoring to an individual student, or a peer discussion among several students. However, in each case a student relies upon an external agent in order to determine whether, and how, her work is mistaken. Consequently, the student's learning process is largely contingent upon the availability and quality of external evaluating agents. One may suspect that if a student developed the ability to evaluate her own work, her dependence on external agents could be moderated and result in an enhancement of her learning. This paper presents the results of a study investigating the impact of novel activities that aim to teach students when, why, and how to use the strategies of unit analysis and special-case analysis. The data indicate that it is possible to help students dramatically improve their under- standing of each strategy, and that this has a significant impact on problem-solving performance.© 2010 The American Physical Society. Source

Pfeffer C.A.,Purdue University North Central
American Journal of Sociology | Year: 2014

For decades, sociological theory has documented how our lives are simultaneously produced through and against normative structures of sex, gender, and sexuality. These normative structures are often believed to operate along presumably “natural,” biological, and essentialized binaries of male/female, man/woman, and heterosexual/homosexual. However, as the lives and experiences of transgender people and their families become increasingly socially visible, these normative structuring binaries are called into stark question as they fail to adequately articulate and encompass these social actors’ identities and social group memberships. Utilizing in-depth interviews with 50 women from the United States, Canada, and Australia, who detail 61 unique relationships with transgender men, this study considers how the experiences of these queer social actors hold the potential to rattle the very foundations upon which normative binaries rest, highlighting the increasingly blurry intersections, tensions, and overlaps between sex, gender, and sexual orientation in the 21st century. This work also considers the potential for these normative disruptions to engender opportunities for social collaboration, solidarity, and transformation. © 2014 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. Source

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