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Smart Water Monitoring With Your Phone reduces costs to over 90%

Smart Water Monitoring With Your Phone reduces costs to over 90% | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Mobile Water Management provides accurate and reliable registration of water levels, gate positions and water gifts with smartphones by simply taking a photo. Measuring water level and flow with a simple click: that’s all!

Mobile Water Management (MWM) is the only monitoring method registering water levels, groundwater levels, gate openings and water quality tests by simply taking a picture with a mobile device.

Compared with manual readings this patented innovation reduces monitoring costs by 50%. It also allows for the reliable use of crowd sourcing which raises savings to over 90%.
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A possible research topic: use mobile technology to streamline or improve existing data collection efforts.

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Capstone: An ESRM Coda
Resources, tips, and tools for conducting, presenting, and communicating Environmental Science and Resource Management research. Topped off with a smattering of career development advice for the soon-to-be graduate.
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Welcome Capstoners!

Welcome Capstoners! | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it

Welcome to our curation site for materials related to all aspects of a young researcher’s budding career.


     Here you will find an array of stories, tools, and examples (both good and bad) to inspire and help your scholarship.  Additional posts relate to tips and ideas for post-university job hunting and career advice.  This page is created for and by undergraduate Environmental Studies and Resource Management majors, but likely relevant to a wide array of young scientists from many fields.

 

     In particular, you will find postings often related to:

 

Study Design

  • experimental design

  • example projects (good AND bad)

  • topics/issues/locations which may prove fodder for your project

 

Quantitative Analyses

  • graphing tools

  • statistical and analytical tools

  • data management tips and tools (excel, database & file management)

  • GIS (primarily ArcGIS and Google Earth)

 

Technical Communication

  • public speaking

  • slideware (PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc.)

  • large format posters

  • photo and video documentation

  • multimedia presentations

 

Career Skills

           

 

Note: individual job/internship/grad school/funding postings will not be posted here.  Please see the ESRM Jobs group on LinkedIn for these postings:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4541530&trk=my_groups-b-grp-v

 

Relevant podcasts can be found on iTunesU: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-capstone/id499823175?mt=10

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The Secret History of Women in Coding

The Secret History of Women in Coding | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
As a teenager in Maryland in the 1950s, Mary Allen Wilkes had no plans to become a software pioneer — she dreamed of being a litigator. One day in junior high in 1950, though, her geography teacher surprised her with a comment: “Mary Allen, when you grow up, you should be a computer programmer!” Wilkes had no idea what a programmer was; she wasn’t even sure what a computer was. Relatively few Americans were. The first digital computers had been built barely a decade earlier at universities and in government labs.

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Evaluate your Sentences!

Evaluate your Sentences! | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
f you’ve ever tried to write in a language that isn’t your own, you are probably well aware of at least two things: first, writing requires much more time than usual and, second, even online translation services are often wrong. Italian researcher Antonio Rotolo faced these issues early…
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Is Creativity a Skill? - EdSurge

Is Creativity a Skill? - EdSurge | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it

Are you creative? How would you know, or convince your boss? According to a new LinkedIn analysis of member profiles, creativity tops the chart of soft skills that employers are looking for.

A skill is loosely defined as the ability to do something well. The word traces back to Old Norse for “power of discernment.” In the early 13th century, the word was also used to describe one’s “sense of ability, cleverness.” Skills can also be taught, improved, measured and defined—and be done with some consistency and reliability.


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Marlene Magnani's curator insight, January 23, 4:37 AM
quando si esplica la creatività, come si misura? quando diventa metacompetenza?
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Opinion | Paths to Power: How Every Member Got to Congress

Opinion | Paths to Power: How Every Member Got to Congress | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Most members of the House, even the new ones, made it to Washington by way of institutions and professions that are out of reach for most Americans.
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UC Takes on Publishing Giant, Fights for Open Access to Publicly-Funded Research

UC Takes on Publishing Giant, Fights for Open Access to Publicly-Funded Research | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
The University of California, which publishes about 10 percent of the country's scientific research, paid more than $10 million in 2018 to access and publish its own research in scientific journals owned by the publisher Elsevier. Now, UC is taking the lead on a push for "open access" content, which would make publicly-funded research free and immediately accessible to the public. We'll discuss what the conflict between UC and Elsevier reveals about the scientific publishing industry and changes that may be on the horizon.
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My Mother, the Scientist

My Mother, the Scientist | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Today, after more than four decades of geophysical research, my mother, Joan Feynman, is getting ready to retire as a senior scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is probably best known for developing a statistical model to calculate the number of high-energy particles likely to hit a spacecraft over its lifetime, and for her method of predicting sun spot cycles. Both are used by scientists worldwide. Beyond this, however, my mother’s career illustrates the enormous change in how America regards what was, only a few decades ago, extremely rare: a scientist who’s a woman and also a mother.
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The Greatest Enemy of Creativity in Schools Isn’t Testing. It’s Time. | EdSurge News

The Greatest Enemy of Creativity in Schools Isn’t Testing. It’s Time. | EdSurge News | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Creativity is one of those ineffable skills that’s important—especially for jobs of the future—but hard to pin down. We know when we feel creative, and we know what creative work looks like. Measuring and assessing such work in a way that keeps kids inspired is another matter, though, and schools aren’t known for being good at it. For years, personalities like Sir Ken Robinson have taken education systems to task for actually testing the creativity out of students.

Author and educator Katie White, who’s something of an expert on the creative process, may have a practical solution.

She argues that creativity actually has a very visible side that can be nurtured. “A lot of people think it’s very formless, but the case that I’m making is that it’s actually very observable, and there’s plenty of things that would indicate creativity,” she says. That means teachers can both tease it out and measure it—provided they know what to look for.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 27, 2018 4:53 PM

Interesante artículo sobre como afrontar la creatividad de los estudiantes, como impulsarla y como evaluarla.

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Women, Technology, and the Future of Work

Women, Technology, and the Future of Work | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it

Women are currently underrepresented in fields experiencing job growth, such as engineering and information and communication technology (photo: Vgajic/iStock by Getty Images)

The way

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Thankfully this is less true for our ESRM graduates, but it points to continued disparity and the fact that what may seem to be successes touted as moving us all forward often fall short of such initial hype and PR.
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Apps gather your location and then sell the data

Apps gather your location and then sell the data | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
The New York Times takes a closer look at the data that apps collect and what they know about you: At least 75 companies receive anonymous, precise location data from apps whose users enable locati…
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To get a job, write your story instead of a resume

To get a job, write your story instead of a resume | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
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Sans Forgetica: RMIT design new font that promises to boost memory

Sans Forgetica: RMIT design new font that promises to boost memory | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
In a world first, researchers from RMIT University have designed a font that aims to help people retain the information they read.
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30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention

30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention
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Chart: The most common jobs, by age and pay

Chart: The most common jobs, by age and pay | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Search for a profession and see the median income, median age and number of workers.
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Eagle Scout Class of 2018: A comprehensive look at the numbers

Eagle Scout Class of 2018: A comprehensive look at the numbers | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Exactly 52,160 young men — representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia — earned Scouting's highest honor in 2018.
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Community Service and organizations that do work in a variety of disciplines are useful in your resumes.
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What Is Visualization?

What Is Visualization? | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it

This seems like a straightforward question, but it’s proven to be a difficult one to answer. Even visualization researchers don’t have a clear definition.


Is it synonymous with information graphics? Does visualization have to be computer generated? Does data have to be involved, or can it be abstract? The answers vary depending on who you ask.


Visualization is a medium. It’s not just an analysis tool nor just a way to prove a point more clearly through data.


Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. And just like authors who use words to communicate, there are rules that you should always follow and others that are guidelines that you can bend and break...


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Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:16 AM

De très nombreux exemples d'infographies, malheureusement pas toujours aboutis. A croiser avec d'autres infographies ou représentations sur des sujets identiques ou bien à rapprocher des données sources.

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Visualization

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Liquor Store vs. Package Store - New England vs. Los Angeles: A Battle of Words | Boston vs. LA Regionalisms

Liquor Store vs. Package Store - New England vs. Los Angeles: A Battle of Words | Boston vs. LA Regionalisms | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
With the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams facing off in Super Bowl LIII, we took a look at regionalisms specific to the coasts. Is it a milkshake or a frappe? A drinking fountain or a bubbler? Is something hella or wicked?
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This Super Bowl has so far been hella lame.  Clearly, I come from northern California.
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Change your phone settings so Apple, Google can't track your movements

Change your phone settings so Apple, Google can't track your movements | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
Technology companies have been pummeled by revelations about how poorly they protect their customers’ personal information, including an in-depth New York Times report detailing the ability of smartphone apps to track users’ locations. Some companies, most notably Apple, have begun promoting the fact that they sell products and services that safeguard consumer privacy.

Smartphone users are never asked explicitly if they want to be tracked every moment of each day. But cellular companies, smartphone makers, app developers and social media companies all claim they have users’ permission to conduct near-constant personal surveillance.

The underlying problem is that most people don’t understand how tracking really works. The technology companies haven’t helped teach their customers about it, either. In fact, they’ve intentionally obscured important details to build a multi-billion-dollar data economy based on an ethically questionable notion of informed consent.

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Great Graphic on The Border Wall: What Has Trump Built So Far?

Great Graphic on The Border Wall: What Has Trump Built So Far? | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
The existing barrier isn’t a single mile longer than it was when he took office.
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This is a great example of data visualization in a story-telling format.  Simple, and yet clearly communicates a series of quantities (relative to one another).
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James Watson Won’t Stop Talking About Race - The New York Times

James Watson Won’t Stop Talking About Race - The New York Times | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
The Nobel-winning biologist has drawn global criticism with unfounded pronouncements on genetics, race and intelligence. He still thinks he’s right, a new documentary finds.
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Be wary of heroes, they often disappoint.  In the cast of Watson, the signs were there from the beginning with the hip checking of Franklin's contributions to the discovery of the double helix.  In recent years, Watson has show a similarly egotistical and arrogant view many perceived in the decades since the DNA discovery.  Another reason while some groups haven't achieved equality in science is this kind of accepted idiocy and a-hole behavior because someone had a great discovery at one point and the old boy's network anointed them a "genius."
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Make a figure-ground diagram using OpenStreetMap data

Make a figure-ground diagram using OpenStreetMap data | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
In visual perception, a figure-ground grouping is where you recognize an object through the background. Think of the vase and two faces image. Hans Hack made a simple tool that lets you make such a…
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Cool mapping tool!
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Russia-Ukraine sea clash leaves Mariupol port deserted

Russia-Ukraine sea clash leaves Mariupol port deserted | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
A vast trading port in Ukraine lies mostly empty, after a sea-clash when Russia seized three boats.
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15 Worrying Things About the CRISPR Babies Scandal

15 Worrying Things About the CRISPR Babies Scandal | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
The alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited infants was full of technical errors and ethical blunders. Here are the 15 most damning details.
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Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn, According to New Research

Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn, According to New Research | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
When was the last time you sat down with a pencil and paper and drew something? For many of us the answer is high school art class or that Paint and Sip evening you went to awhile back. Aside from professionals and a few dedicated hobbyists, few of us make time for sketching, doodling, or any other form of visual art in our lives.

But according to a fascinating new study, the right answer is whenever was the last time you tried to learn anything new. Put away the highlighter (really, science shows they're worse than useless) and skip the flash cards. The fastest way to cram new information into your brain is by drawing it, concludes the research.

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Keeping track of the Internet's dozens of anti-fake news initiatives

Keeping track of the Internet's dozens of anti-fake news initiatives | Capstone: An ESRM Coda | Scoop.it
The field is so crowded it’s hard to see who is making progress.
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A host of tools to combat intentional deception in news.
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Here's what sexual assault experts say you should keep in mind as Christine Blasey Ford shares her story

Thursday's hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford is likely to generate more heat than light. But the situation is not as murky as it might seen. Here's what sexual assault experts say you should keep in mind as you watch the proceedings.
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This is a nice example of how science and objective and detailed analyses of phenomena is a valuable life skill, one you can apply to many areas of your life.  Science is not just for ESRM topics.
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