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BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal
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ISSN (Print) 2325-7628
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  • The Science of Sales Prospecting

    • Authors: Jacob J. Pinkney
      Abstract: A simple dive into the understanding behind a nitty gritty position in which you will be highly pressured but highly rewarded. Learning prospecting and how to properly put people into a sales funnel is a powerful skill for anyone to have. In order to understand and learn about the responsibilities and pressures of an entry level sales position.
      PubDate: Fri, 20 May 2022 16:26:30 PDT
  • Owyhee Canyon Trail Clean-Up and Restoration

    • Authors: Douglas A. Simpson
      This was a project that was done to help keep the BLM from shutting down an amazing trail due to lack of maintenance and riders leaving trash behind.
      A group of volunteers, myself and my family performed maintenance on the trail and we cleaned up all of the loose trash that had been left behind.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2022 15:06:04 PDT
  • Brain Trauma

    • Authors: Chase Hatada
      Abstract: The present research project centers on the issue of concussions. Concussions largely go unreported in football, across all levels of play. Concussions can vary in their impact, but generally they can cause a myriad of cognitive, physical and emotional problems. The risk of concussions and the impacts on the health of the individual, is largely affected by self reporting of concussions, which is extremely low. The culture of sports is a large part of this issue, a culture of hypermasculinity which supports self sacrifice is dominant in sports. Addressing this problem, the present project surveys individuals on their knowledge of concussions and their impact, as well as their likelihood of self reporting an injury. An educational presentation is then presented on the aforementioned topics. The results are expected to be affirming the notion that athletes have a lack of knowledge about the subject and are unlikely to self report.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2022 15:05:59 PDT
  • 4H Small Animal Brochure Capstone Project

    • Authors: Chiara Green
      Abstract: The 4H Small Animal Orientation Brochure strives to answer the questions a prospective 4H member might have about completing a small animal project from where to begin to the final presentation of showing your project at the County Fair. This way they can make an informed decision about joining 4H to complete a small animal project. This brochure was reviewed by 4H leaders in Gooding County.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2022 15:05:54 PDT
  • Reinventing Training at Lamb Weston

    • Authors: Clint G. Irvin
      Abstract: My Capstone project was about building a new training book for the operators in my facility to aid them in operating the equipment more efficiently. I did this by using the integrative thinking process and applying it to the choices I made during the process of this project.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2022 15:05:49 PDT
  • Higher Order Tsunami Simulations and Novel Solution Methods

    • Authors: Damyn M. Chipman
      Abstract: Often caused with little to no warning, tsunamis can cause devastating damage to coastal cities and island communities. When a tsunami occurs, it is imperative for first responders and public safety officials to have accurate information about where the tsunami will make landfall and how big the waves are projected to be. Tsunamis can be modeled using a set of equations called the Shallow Water Equations, derived from the Navier-Stokes equations for fluid momentum. A higher order model called the Dispersive Shallow Water Equations can be formulated with a higher order analysis from the Navier-Stokes equations. Although this higher order model is more accurate and captures better physics, it is more computationally expensive to work with. To efficiently solve the Dispersive Shallow Water Equations, we are implementing a novel partial differential equation (PDE) solver called the Hierarchical Poincaré-Steklov (HPS) method. The HPS method is a direct solver for elliptic PDEs that works by building a global solution operator by recursively merging small sections of the grid called patches. We are implementing the HPS method to work with a technique called adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) to allow the user to solve with high resolution where needed, and low resolution where not needed. We show that our current implementation is comparable in speed and accuracy to the highly efficient FISHPACK solver for elliptic PDEs. We are currently working on implementing the HPS method in parallel on CPUs and GPUs to run on supercomputer architectures.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2022 10:15:09 PDT
  • Muscles & Motion: Understanding the Muscle Utilization of How Babies
           Achieve a Roll

    • Authors: Danielle Siegel et al.
      Abstract: Achieving a roll is a key motor skill and an important developmental milestone for babies. To initiate and complete a roll, babies must use whole-body, goal-oriented movements that take them from their back to their stomach. Previous research about baby biomechanics, particularly in rolling, is sparse. Only one previous study has established six different coordinated movements that a baby may use to achieve a roll. However, no studies have explored how these coordinated movements are related to muscle activation. The purpose of this study is to develop a quantifiable method characterizing muscle activation and coordinated movements of infant rolling. Twenty-four healthy babies (14M, 10F, 6.7 ± 0.7 months) participated in this IRB-approved study, where seventy-two half rolls were analyzed. Analysis was done with electromyography (EMG) sensors that records muscle activity. A GoPro camera allowed us to visually determine which movement type a baby is using to achieve a roll while the EMG sensor data shows the corresponding muscle activation. These results indicate a promising approach towards quantifying the movement patterns of roll initiation using a combination of video and EMG analysis. Understanding how babies achieve a roll on a flat surface is crucial in determining key product design features needed to keep babies safe. This could lead to improved regulations for infant safety when creating new products.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 May 2022 10:15:06 PDT
  • Keynoter, May/June 2022

    • Authors: Boise State University Association of Office Professionals
      Abstract: President's MessageAnnual Meeting / LuncheonAOP PurposeBurned Out Working MomOur Reach Around the WorldPresident-Elect MessageNominations & ElectionsWhat AOP Means to MeNAEOP MembershipMembership, AOP Financials, PDD InformationAOP Board Meetings and Links, Scholarship GuidelinesPSP InformationMembership ListCalendar of Events
      PubDate: Wed, 18 May 2022 08:18:20 PDT
  • Late Cretaceous Metamorphism and Anatexis of the Gangdese Magmatic Arc,
           South Tibet: Implications for Thickening and Differentiation of Juvenile

    • Authors: Matthew J. Kohn
      Abstract: Magmatic arcs are the primary sites of growth of post-Archean continental crust; however, the mechanisms and processes for transforming primary arc crust into mature continental crust are subject to disagreement. We conducted a detailed petrologic and geochronological study on mafic and felsic migmatites from the eastern Gangdese magmatic arc, which is typical of continental arcs worldwide. The studied mafic migmatites contain amphibole, garnet, plagioclase, epidote, white mica, quartz, rutile and ilmenite in melanosomes, and plagioclase, garnet, epidote, amphibole, white mica, and quartz in leucosomes. The leucosomes occur as diffuse patches, concordant bands, or concordant and discordant networks and veins in the melanosomes. The migmatites have protolith ages between ∼157 and ∼86 –87 Ma, and metamorphic ages of ∼83 –87 Ma and underwent high-pressure granulite-facies metamorphism at peak P– T conditions of ∼850 –880 ◦ C and 15 –17 kbar. Heating, burial, and associated partial melting preceded near-isobaric cooling with residual melt crystallization. Significant melt (>16 wt.%) generated during heating and loading had a granitic composition. Compositional comparison to low-grade meta-gabbros implies that any extracted melt had adakitic affinities (high Sr/Y and highly fractionated REE patterns). The eastern Gangdese magmatic arc experienced crustal thickening during Late Cretaceous late-stage evolution of the arc due to magma loading and tectonic shortening and thrusting of the arc crust. Crustal thickening and chemical differentiation of the Gangdese arc occurred during late subduction of the Neo-Tethys, prior to the India –Asia collision. Metamorphism nearly completely erased all prior igneous mineralogy and mineral chemistry, and consequent partial melting represents a potential source for Late Cretaceous granitoids of the upper arc crust. Although prior studies demonstrate the significance of fractional crystallization, deep-seated metamorphic processes largely drove chemical differentiation to produce mature continental crust in the Gangdese arc during the late Cretaceous.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 May 2022 12:15:32 PDT
  • Real-Time Measurement of Parametric Influences on the Refractive Index and
           Length Changes in Silica Optical Fibers

    • Authors: Sohel Rana et al.
      Abstract: In this paper, we present a simple cascaded Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) that can be used to measure in real-time the refractive index (RI) and length variation in silica optical fibers caused due to external physical parameters, such as temperature, strain, and radiation. As a proof-of-concept, we experimentally demonstrate real-time monitoring of temperature effects on the RI and length and measure the thermo-optic coefficient (TOC) and thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) by using the cascaded FPI within a temperature range of 21–486°C. The experimental results provide a TEC of 5.53 × 10−7 /°C and TOC of 4.28 × 10−6 /°C within the specified temperature range. Such a simple cascaded FPI structure will enable the design of optical sensors to correct for measurement errors by understanding the change in RI and length of optical fiber caused by environment parameters.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 May 2022 12:04:42 PDT
  • Systematic Integration of Applications into the Surface Biology and
           Geology (SBG) Earth Mission Architecture Study

    • Authors: Christine M. Lee et al.
      Abstract: The Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) concept is the first National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth mission to develop and implement systematic integration of science application needs at the architecture study stage. Prior NASA mission concept and planning activities presumed that science measurement needs would encompasss application measurement needs and so did not explicitly evaluate and include applications at this stage. However, the effort presented here identified, documented and integrated application needs that would not have been included by considering research science needs only. First, a low latency of no greater than 24 hr was identified as the optimal target to enable the maximum number of applications and was then carried through into all SBG candidate architectures. Second, many applications expressed needs around improved spatial and temporal resolution. While increased spatial resolution would not be possible under current cost and technology considerations, the need for improved resolution for temporal sampling helped drive and bolster discussions with international partners such as the European Space Agency, Italian Space Agency, and Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales. Lastly, we found that the applications and science were synergistic with one another; for example, mission concept decisions to consider additional measurement features were driven by both high relevance application and science priorities, and in particular, evapotranspiration for agriculture and high temperature features for fires and geologic hazards. This paper discusses the process and key contributions originating from the SBG Applications Working Group and how they shaped SBG at the architecture study stage. This stage in the mission planning considers the trade space of spacecraft instruments and architectures, and evaluates which formulations are suitable candidates for SBG. The approach described here may be utilized as a framework for applications and science to inform future NASA satellite mission studies.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 May 2022 11:44:51 PDT
  • Unconventional Water Resources: Global Opportunities and Challenges

    • Authors: Zahra Karimidastenaei et al.
      Abstract: Water is of central importance for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. With predictions of dire global water scarcity, attention is turning to resources that are considered to be unconventional, and hence called Unconventional Water Resources (UWRs). These are considered as supplementary water resources that need specialized processes to be used as water supply. The literature encompasses a vast number of studies on various UWRs and their usefulness in certain environmental and/or socio-economic contexts. However, a recent, all-encompassing article that brings the collective knowledge on UWRs together is missing. Considering the increasing importance of UWRs in the global push for water security, the current study intends to offer a nuanced understanding of the existing research on UWRs by summarizing the key concepts in the literature. The number of articles published on UWRs have increased significantly over time, particularly in the past ten years. And while most publications were authored from researchers based in the USA or China, other countries such as India, Iran, Australia, and Spain have also featured prominently. Here, twelve general types of UWRs were used to assess their global distribution, showing that climatic conditions are the main driver for the application of certain UWRs. For example, the use of iceberg water obviously necessitates access to icebergs, which are taken largely from arctic regions. Overall, the literature review demonstrated that, even though UWRs provide promising possibilities for overcoming water scarcity, current knowledge is patchy and points towards UWRs being, for the most part, limited in scope and applicability due to geographic, climatic, economic, and political constraints. Future studies focusing on improved documentation and demonstration of the quantitative and socio-economic potential of various UWRs could help in strengthening the case for some, if not all, UWRs as avenues for the sustainable provision of water.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 May 2022 11:30:54 PDT
  • Socio-Cultural Learning to Increase Student Engagement in Introduction to

    • Authors: Amy J. Connolly et al.
      Abstract: Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS) is a challenging course to teach because of the broad expanse of rapidlychanging material, the centrality of the course to the business curriculum, students’ demand for interactive teaching rather than traditional lecture, and general student disinterest in or lack of familiarity with the subject. Further compounding these problems, faculty may not be adequately comfortable with or trained in active teaching modalities. To address these challenges, we used principles of socio-cultural learning to design a system of class activities to teach the dynamic concepts commonly found in the Introduction to MIS course. Faculty can adapt and customize this system to suit almost any teaching style without significant preparation. Capitalizing on students’ own experiences, we provide ad hoc activities that encourage students to work outside their comfort zone, to communicate and challenge material, to value their own expertise, and to gain confidence working independently. This paper specifically answers the call for more research explaining the “how” of teaching rather than the “what” and will prove useful and immediately actionable for novice and seasoned faculty alike.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 May 2022 10:54:21 PDT
  • Technology in the High School Classroom

    • Authors: Jim Rife
      Abstract: With the increase of technology being used in the classroom, rural school districts can struggle with finding a platform that is easy to use and cost effective for the school district. Ease of use and availability are two of the main factors in choosing a platform.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 May 2022 10:40:42 PDT
  • U-Pb Geochronology and Cyclostratigraphy of the Middle Ediacaran Upper
           Jibalah Group, Eastern Arabian Shield

    • Authors: Chen Shen et al.
      Abstract: The Ediacaran Period (ca. 635–539 Ma) represents a major transition in Earth history, beginning with the end of the Cryogenian snowball Earth glaciation and ending with the appearance and early diversification of bilaterian animals. Whereas a steady flow of new radioisotopic ages from key stratigraphic successions has resulted in much improved age constraints for the earliest and latter Ediacaran, few ages exist for the middle Ediacaran Period. The Jibalah Group, in the eastern part of the Arabian Shield, comprises minimally deformed volcano-sedimentary successions deposited in discrete basins, previously constrained to date between ca. 620 Ma and 560 Ma. The Antaq basin is one of the largest and best exposed of the Jibalah basins and contains the Muraykhah Formation (upper Jibalah Group), which is of particular interest because it contains putative Ediacaran fossils, textured organic surfaces, multiple tuff horizons, and spectacular 1–10 m-scale siltstone-sandstone cycles. Here we report new high-precision U-Pb zircon ages from the Muraykhah Formation anchoring an astrochronological analysis of these cycles. The radioisotopic ages confirm that two strong peaks identified in the stratigraphic height domain reflect accumulation paced by the long (405 kyr) and short (131–91 kyr) eccentricity cycles, the latter of which corresponds to the m-scale cyclicity that is visually apparent in the stratigraphy. The combination of radioisotopic ages and astrochronology allows us to develop a continuous, tuned record spanning from 599.1 ± 0.4 to 590.4 ± 0.6 Ma. This record complements other astrochronological analyses from slightly younger Ediacaran strata spanning the global Shuram negative carbon isotope excursion. The integrated radioisotopic and astronomical time scale ages also provides new constraints on the Ediacaran tectonic evolution of the eastern Arabian Shield.
      PubDate: Mon, 16 May 2022 14:46:28 PDT
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