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2011年 07月 27日

NASAより2012X-Hab Innovatin Challengeに選抜

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ブリッジポート大学工学部がNASA 及びNational Space Grant Foundationが企画する2012年度eXploration Habitat Academic Innovation Challengeに参加する4つの大学として選抜されました。

選抜は直接NASAによるもので全米から選ばれた4つの大学の工学部は未来の宇宙探検を可能にするハビタットのデザインから製品化を手がけると共に科学的コンセプトを証明する大会に参加するようになります。

2012年度はOklahoma State University、University of Maryland、Ohio State UniversityとUniversity of Bridgeport(ブリッジポート大学)の工学部が全米の工学部の中から選ばれました。高度な工学と建築の技術をも要求されるX-Hab Innovation Challenge で、学生達はそれぞれの課程ごとに技術者や科学者から直接指導を受けることができ、来年の夏には彼らの研究成果がNASAの Johnson Space Centerにおいてテストされることになっています。

NASA Selects 4 Universities for 2012 X-Hab Innovation Challenge

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 / USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four universities to design habitat and science concepts that could be used by future deep space explorers. The teams will participate in the second eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge led by NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation.

The teams are from Oklahoma State University; University of Maryland, College Park; Ohio State University; and University of Bridgeport, Conn. The undergraduate students will design, manufacture, assemble and test their concepts and hardware. A panel of engineers and scientists will assess their progress at each stage of the competition. The National Space Grant Foundation will fund the cost of the teams' design development and their participation in testing next summer at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.

"This is an amazing opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in fields ranging from engineering and science to business management," said Doug Craig, strategic analysis manager for analog systems at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "Last year's competition proved to be intense, demonstrating the creativity, dedication, and technical excellence of the team members."

The 2012 X-Hab challenge will look at volume, geometry and habitability of a deep space habitat and technologies for plant growth and geo-science sample handling. The challenge is a participatory exploration effort designed to encourage studies in spaceflight-related engineering and architecture disciplines. NASA is committed to training and developing a highly skilled scientific, engineering and technical workforce for the future.

NASA's Exploration Mission Directorate, Directorate Integration Office via the Habitat Demonstration Unit Project, is sponsoring the challenge. NASA is dedicated to supporting research that enables sustained and affordable human and robotic exploration. This educational challenge contributes to the agency's efforts to train and develop a highly skilled scientific, engineering and technical workforce for the future.

For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/analogs/xhab_challenge.html
For more information about the Habitation Development Unit Project, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/analogs/hdu_project.html
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by bestofub | 2011-07-27 22:52 | UB 工学部
2011年 07月 01日

UBの先輩:Dr.Gerard Mullin ー Johns Hopkins大学の医学部

New book by Dr. Gerard Mullin, UB alumnus and doctor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, aims to help millions of Americans suffering from gastrointestinal disease.

Johns Hopkins大学の医学部とその付属大学病院で大きく活躍しているUBの栄養学修士課程卒業生のGerard Mullin博士が新しく出した本の紹介です。この本は英国のOxford大学出版部から出版されてます。

Stomach hurt?

b0090762_073951.jpgYou’re not alone. In fact, gastrointestinal complaints account for nearly one third of all visits to primary care doctors, and one in six Americans suffer from digestive disorders like celiac and Crohn’s diseases, reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome.

Integrative Gastroenterology, a new book edited by Dr. Gerard E. Mullin and just released by Oxford University Press, aims to help doctors treat increasingly common gastrointestinal diseases.

Mullin, who teaches and practices medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is an alumnus of University of Bridgeport Human Nutrition Institute.

The book contains chapters from a panel of international leading experts, including Dr. David M. Brady, vice provost of the UB health sciences division, to provide for the first time ever information about both integrative and standard medical solutions for the most common gastrointestinal disorders.

Treatments include pharmaceuticals to naturopathic supplements, dietary solutions, lifestyle changes, acupuncture, and mind-body medicine. In discussing unconventional treatments, the authors present scientific evidence for many of the remedies that have proven to be effective.

Dr. Brady, who also is director of the UB’s Human Nutrition Institute, contributed two chapters on “Fibromyalgia and Gastrointestinal Disorders” and “Alternative Laboratory Testing for Gastrointestinal Diseases.”
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by bestofub | 2011-07-01 00:14 | UB 先輩の紹介