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Rapid Robert

Leslie Berlin

in The Man behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195163438
eISBN:
9780199788569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter recounts Robert Noyce's life at MIT, his marriage to Betty Bottomley, his dissertation, and his job at Philco, a Philadelphia-based manufacturer of radios and televisions. Noyce entered ... More


In the Classroom Laboratory

Klaus Hentschel

in Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509530
eISBN:
9780191709050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Visual science cultures only stabilize if routine methods of teaching Gestalt-seeing, pattern recognition, and other visual skills are taught effectively in the classroom, in laboratory sessions or ... More


The Intentionality Model of Word Learning: How to Learn a Word Any Word

Lois Bloom

in Becoming a Word Learner: A Debate on Lexical Acquisition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195130324
eISBN:
9780199893898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130324.003.002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses word learning in the context of the whole child. It states that Lois Bloom stresses how word learning forms a part of language development and how language emerges out of a ... More


No Longer Invisible

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844739
eISBN:
9780199950331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religion has become more visible on many college and university campuses, as illustrated by examples including Penn State, MIT, Harvard, and Boston College. The religion that has “returned” to ... More


Melville by Design

Wyn Kelley

in Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042232
eISBN:
9780252050978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Wyn Kelley describes how students in her seminar Mapping Melville use tools developed in MIT’s HyperStudio to make new and surprising discoveries of deeply canonical texts. As students experimented ... More


Our Changing Views of Photons: A Tutorial Memoir

Bruce W. Shore

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862857
eISBN:
9780191895470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862857.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book describes the changing views of the physics community toward photons, and how photons are viewed today in several contexts. The first portion, a ninechapter Memoir with few equations and ... More


Global Performance and Local Reception: Teaching Hamlet and More in Singapore

Emily Griffiths Jones

in Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare: Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455589
eISBN:
9781474477130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455589.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When Emily Griffiths Jones taught a Shakespeare seminar in Singapore through MIT’s Global Shakespeares project, she found. In this context, normative Western patterns of interpretation are ... More


Apples to Apples

Shiri M. Breznitz

in The Fountain of Knowledge: The Role of Universities in Economic Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789615
eISBN:
9780804791922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789615.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter compares the two case studies and examines technology commercialization at other universities. A close examination of each of the cases identified different approaches to technology ... More


Calculating Times:: Radar, Ballistic Missiles, and Einstein’s Relativity

Benjamin Wilson and David Kaiser

in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Einstein’s general theory of relativity, physicists’ reigning explanation for gravity, might seem to stand apart from the commotion of Cold War politics. Yet one of the most sensitive tests of the ... More


Paul A. Samuelson

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the life of Paul A. Samuelson, who received the Nobel Prize in 1970. It examines the years of his development as an economist. He was born in 1915, and studied economics at the ... More


The Challenge of the Open Dissemination of Knowledge, Distributed Intelligence, and Information Technology

Anne Margulies and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Anne Margulies has contributed to breaking new ground in education and knowledge dissemination since she spearheaded the start-up of the pioneering MIT Open Course Ware. This enables MIT to ... More


Add Children and Stir, 1964–1970

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 5 chronicles my doctoral program at MIT, where I’m a token woman and an “honorary man” starved for female companionship. I discuss several of my professors: Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, and ... More


Flow, 1989–2000

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

I begin a relationship with Jay Jackman, and when he moves from Hawaii to California, we marry and I acquire three stepchildren. I am promoted to full professor and once again unsuccessfully try to ... More


Life by Design: Evolution and Creation Tales in Synthetic Biology

Sophia Roosth

in Synthetic: How Life Got Made

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226440323
eISBN:
9780226440637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 1, “Life by Design,” tracks early experimental efforts to model and engineer genetically simplified T7 viruses in the laboratory of Drew Endy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in ... More


Exporting the Spaceship: The Connected Isolation of Masdar City

Gökçe Günel

in The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479880010
eISBN:
9781479898855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880010.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

With an aim for ‘zero-carbon’ output, the Masdar City project aims to create a new mode of urbanization in a region otherwise massively contributing to carbon-rich environmental disaster. Involving ... More


The Early Years

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144573
eISBN:
9780813145143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144573.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Born in the small western Kentucky town of Hopkinsville, Logan Feland was the son of prominent lawyer, former Union soldier, and state Republican politician John Feland. Schooled by a former ... More


The Revenue Act and the Investment Company Act

Michael R. Yogg

in Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167468
eISBN:
9780231537025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines two significant events for the mutual fund industry: the passage of the Revenue Act of 1936 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. At the time, when both pioneer Boston mutual ... More


Reflecting on Researchers' Diverse Resources

in Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, Engagement

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226790350
eISBN:
9780226790398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226790398.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents a postscript to the reconstruction of the 1947 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) modeling study. Given that the components of Picardi's heterogeneous web were mutually ... More


Automation’s Finest Hour: Radar and System Integration in World War II

David A. Mindell

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines a particular set of technical and institutional developments during World War II to show how the radar, as a new instrument of perception, gave rise to a new approach to ... More


Over the Taurus to Melitene: (Maps 7, 11, and Fig. A1)

Timothy Bruce Mitford

in Discovering Rome's Eastern Frontier: On Foot Through a Vanished World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192843425
eISBN:
9780191926051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843425.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology, Archaeology of the Near East

Geography of the Taurus. Description of Severus’ bridge over the Cendere Su, and of the course of the Roman road, with long sections of surviving roadbed, climbing over trackless mountains to the ... More


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