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  • Author(s):
    Melissa Grupen-Shemansky
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    This report was developed under a DARPA contract for topic Atoms to products. Two primary goals were addressed in this project. In Focus Area 1 (Assembly Development) the goal was to assemble a 10 μm microelement consisting of an anisotropic lattice of ~5000 (~100 nm) dielectric nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in a polymer electrolyte. Successful completion of the objectives of this goal required that NPs be spatially located with nm-scale precision in a polymer matrix at scales up to ~10 μm (to…

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    2020-04-03
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  • Author(s):
    Michael Hildreth, Natalie Meyers
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    The FAIR Hackathon Workshop for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) February 27-28, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia brought together forty-four stakeholders in the physical sciences community to share skills, tools and techniques to FAIRify research data. As one of the first efforts of its kind in the US, the workshop offered participants a way to engage with FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) Data and metrics in the context of a hackathon. The workshop wa…

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    2020-01-05
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  • Author(s):
    Peter M. Kogge
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    The last decade has seen the growth of data sets that are not only extremely large, but also often unstructured and very dynamic, with the desire to extract not just specific facts about specific entities but also relationships between possibly arbitrary entities. Graphs have emerged as a valuable and productive paradigm for expressing such problems, and there has been an explosion in new graph algorithms, graph query languages, and graph engines that perform such computations. However, given…

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    2019-09-10
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  • Author(s):
    Michael Hildreth
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    This report reflects the deliberations and conclusions of an NSF-wide Workshop to explore the prospects for a common response to the requirements for public access to research data. Representatives of almost all of the NSF Directorates convened in Alexandria, VA, February 22 and 23, 2018, to review a diverse and multi-disciplinary collection of projects and workshops that have been conducted in the recent past. All of these activities were focused on aspects of public access to research data,…

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    2019-02-18
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  • Author(s):
    Thomas V. Merluzzi
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    Abstract This study investigated the effectiveness of a treatment, based on self-regulation theory, to enhance the coping self-efficacy of persons with cancer. The intervention, which is called Mastery Enhancement Therapy (MET), is based on Solution Focused Therapy. MET focuses on mastery experiences to improve the participants’ self-efficacy for coping. The participants, who volunteered for the study, were selected based their less-than-average coping self-efficacy scores and were randomly a…

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    2018-08-10
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  • Author(s):
    Debra Javeline, Tracy Kijewski-Correa
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    As climate changes, coastal homeowners are potentially crucial actors in reducing the risks to property and human life from rising seas and increased hurricane activity. Absent strict, enforceable regulations mandating retrofitting of existing homes or major changes in homeowner insurance requirements, coastal resilience in a changing climate will largely reflect private, voluntary decisions of millions of individuals. However, research is scarce on the current risk level of U.S. coastal home…

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    2017-12-15
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    Julie Braungart-Rieker, Elizabeth Moore, Jen Burke Lefever, Kathy Guajardo
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    Obesity rates in the U.S. for both children and adults are alarmingly high, particularly for those in low-income households. The current project, a partnership between Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Head Start Consortium and the University of Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families, focused on reducing obesogenic home environments for low-income families. Focusing on home environments, particularly for young children, is important because research shows that mothers are…

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    2017-10-31
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  • Author(s):
    Michael Hildreth
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    This report is a direct result of consultation with the research communities funded by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of this effort is to provide feedback to NSF on current best practices with regard to research data curation, discovery, access, preservation, and re-use, and suggestions for areas of improvement and investment that could facilitate broader curation of, access to, and re-use of research data in the fu…

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    2017-08-31
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  • Author(s):
    David Sikkink, Edwin I. Hernández Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martínez, Milagros Peña
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    Report on social and political views and behaviors of leaders and congregants in Latino churches in Chicago. Key findings include commonalities in congregation leaders’ views on abortion and immigration, congregants’ tendencies to hold similar opinions, high political participation rates, and stronger ideological affiliation with Democratic Party. Utilizes 2004-2007 Chicago Latino Congregations Study.

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    2012-09-01
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  • Author(s):
    Roberto Suro
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    Brief on the demographics of U.S. Latinos by director of Pew Hispanic Center. Attempts to explain common myths, misunderstandings and difficulties in conducting research on the largest minority group.

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    2006-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Wei Sun, Sung David Chun, Karen Richman, Justin Sena
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    Interdisciplinary study of how and whether gender influences Latinos’ savings for retirement. Third phrase of project examining the structural-economic factors limiting Latinos’ eligibility to participate in pension savings programs and social and cultural reasons affecting participation (See La Tercera Edad: Latinos’ Pensions, Retirement and Impact on Families (2008) and Confianza, Savings and Retirement: A Study of Mexican Immigrants in Chicago (2012). Analyzes data from U.S. Ce…

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    2015-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Allert Brown-Gort, Roger A. Knight, Andrew Deliyannides, Juan Carlos Guzman
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    Follow up report on 2005 State of Latino Chicago. Analyzes valuable economic contributions of Chicago-area Latinos and disproves myth that Latinos negatively impact the economy. Also finds that Latinos contribute almost $1.2 billion more in tax revenues than they cost in the delivery of public services like education, healthcare, public safety, and other services. Analyzes data from 2009 U.S. Census and American Community Survey.

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    2011-01-01
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