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The University of Wisconsin–Marathon County , one of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, is a two-year campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It is located near downtown Wausau, Wisconsin, United States and adjacent to 78-acre Marathon Park.UWMC's campus consists of six buildings: the main building, the fieldhouse, the ceramics/pottery building, the art building, Marathon Hall , and the Center for Civic Engagement. UW-Marathon County has an enrollment of about 1,400 students, and an average class size of 23 students. At UWMC, 53.3% of students are male, and 9.7% are minority students. UWMC is the home of the Wisconsin Public Radio Wausau Regional Studio. The dean is Keith Montgomery. Wikipedia.

Miller B.P.,Pennsylvania State University | Miller B.P.,College of Wooster | Miller B.P.,University of Michigan | Brandt W.N.,Pennsylvania State University | And 4 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal

We present the results of an investigation into the X-ray properties of radio-intermediate and radio-loud quasars (RIQs and RLQs, respectively). We combine large, modern optical (e.g., SDSS) and radio (e.g., FIRST) surveys with archival X-ray data from Chandra, XMM-Newton, and ROSAT to generate an optically selected sample that includes 188 RIQs and 603 RLQs. This sample is constructed independently of X-ray properties but has a high X-ray detection rate (85%); it provides broad and dense coverage of the l-z plane, including at high redshifts (22% of objects have z = 2-5), and it extends to high radio-loudness values (33% of objects have R* = 3-5, using logarithmic units). We measure the "excess" X-ray luminosity of RIQs and RLQs relative to radio-quiet quasars (RQQs) as a function of radio loudness and luminosity, and parameterize the X-ray luminosity of RIQs and RLQs both as a function of optical/UV luminosity and also as a joint function of optical/UV and radio luminosity. RIQs are only modestly X-ray bright relative to RQQs; it is only at high values of radio loudness (R* ≳ 3.5) and radio luminosity that RLQs become strongly X-ray bright. We find no evidence for evolution in the X-ray properties of RIQs and RLQs with redshift (implying jet-linked IC/CMB emission does not contribute substantially to the nuclear X-ray continuum). Finally, we consider a model in which the nuclear X-ray emission contains both disk/corona-linked and jet-linked components and demonstrate that the X-ray jet-linked emission is likely beamed but to a lesser degree than applies to the radio jet. This model is used to investigate the increasing dominance of jet-linked X-ray emission at low inclinations. © 2011. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Source

Cao S.,Jiangsu University | Mishra R.,Nihon University | Pilla S.,Stanford University | Tripathi S.,University of Wisconsin - Marathon County | And 10 more authors.
Carbohydrate Polymers

A 20-mer single-stranded oligodeoxyribonucleotide (ssODNs) was covalently probed onto the nanocomposite electrode, made up of an indium-tin oxide (ITO) glass surface coated with chitosan (CHIT), which is bonded with carboxyl functionalized thiol capped gold nanoparticles (gold-mercaptopropionic acid, Au-MPA NPs). The prepared CHIT/Au-MPA/ITO and the ssODNs/CHIT/Au-MPA/ITO electrodes were characterized with FTIR spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and cyclic voltammetry (CV). TEM micrograph of the composite electrode showed that Au-MPA NPs had the diameter ranging from 4 to 16 nm. The ssODNs/CHIT/Au-MPA/ITO electrode showed a linear increase in the amperometric current with an increasing concentration of the single-stranded target complementary ODNs (cODNs) within the range of 0.03-325 fM. The ssODNs/CHIT/Au-MPA/ITO electrode exhibited a sensitivity of 0.572 μA/fM with a response time of 12 s. The ssODNs/CHIT/Au-MPA/ITO electrode had a shelf life of ∼182 days, when stored at 4 °C. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Pech L.L.,University of Wisconsin - Marathon County | Gates M.W.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Graham T.B.,U.S. Geological Survey
Southwestern Naturalist

We collected a Dirhinus texanus (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae) in Salt Creek Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah. This is the first record for D. texanus in Utah. Copyright © 2011 BioOne All rights reserved. Source

Douglas J.,University of Wisconsin Colleges | Holdhusen M.H.,University of Wisconsin - Marathon County
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Online education has expanded quickly in recent years and offering an engineering curriculum online has been limited by the ability to replicate lab experiments that are integral to some courses. Some approaches to lab experiments in distance education or online courses have been attempted including recording video of lab experiments or creating simulations of laboratory experiments that run virtually via the internet. This paper outlines the development of a set of inexpensive, transportable lab experiments for students in a Mechanics of Materials course offered via distance education. The set of labs were developed to allow for hands-on learning with a kit of supplies and a list of experiments that students could perform at home using readily available materials. The labs were developed using materials that had properties which mimicked the behavior of traditional materials like steel or aluminum, but exhibited those behaviors at much lower applied loads and stresses. Most labs allowed for actual data to be taken and analyzed while a few labs qualitatively demonstrated the concept. These labs were initially integrated into an existing Mechanics of Materials course offered via both audiographics and will be offered in conjunction with an online course in a coming semester. An assessment was given to determine how comfortable students were with laboratory concepts before and after the course. In addition, feedback was solicited after each lab to get feedback from students about implementation of the lab and its helpfulness in understanding mechanics of materials topics. ©American Society for Engineering education, 2013. Source

Jenkins J.,Valdosta State University | Brannock E.,Georgia Gwinnett College | Cooper T.,Walker School | Dekhane S.,Georgia Gwinnett College | And 2 more authors.
SIGCSE'12 - Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

The Java Wiki Integrated Development Environment (JavaWIDE) is an innovative environment that promotes active learning and collaboration in programming courses. This paper surveys how JavaWIDE's features have been used to promote active and collaborative learning in both traditional and distance education (synchronous) in four different environments: high school, summer enrichment courses, and at two- and four-year colleges. The authors describe the context of each teaching and learning environment and the parts of JavaWIDE that are particularly well suited in each context. After discussing the active learning and collaboration techniques employed, student responses to the experience are summarized. This collection of case studies illustrates how the concurrent editing, shared environment awareness and other features of JavaWIDE can be used to promote active learning and collaboration within a heterogeneous set of teaching and learning environments. © 2012 ACM. Source

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