News Flash: Lont-Term Job Growth Expected for Technology Sector - From ASEE's First Bell Briefings:
The Murfreesboro (TN) Daily News Journal (1/16) reported, "While jobs dwindle in some professions and trades, they continue to surge in others. One area that is predicted to have long-term growth is the technology job sector," expected to grow by 30 percent through 2018. According to the Nashville Technology Council, "the highest number of job openings came at enterprise health care technology companies." Others include "health care, start-up businesses and professional services." The article notes, "The technology job advertised the most was developer. Analyst positions declined slightly, while management positions increased. The report also showed programming languages required in today's technology industry like .Net and Java are still in highest demand for potential employees." To sign up for First Bell, see: "First Bell"
DNA Overview Learning Module
This category includes the DNA Overview Learning Module (Instructor guide, Participant guide and PowerPoint presentation). The learning module provides an overview of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), its role as genetic material, its molecular components and structure, and DNA replication. This information is necessary to better understand the role of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in DNA analysis, disease diagnostics, and gene therapy. There are three activities that allow the participants to further explore DNA using several on-line tutorials. An assessment is provided in the Instructor Guide.
DNA Overview Learning Module - Participant (Student) Guide
This learning module provides an overview of DNA, its role as genetic material, its molecular components and structure, and DNA replication.
You will explore a variety of DNA concepts (code, manipulation, genome, applications), as well as DNA's role in applications such as infectious and inherited diseases. You will also explore DNA's significance as the genetic material, and the techniques used to analyze DNA.
Latest revision January 2014