The Center was founded in 1978 by Adel Kader with the goal of organizing and coordinating knowledge transfer regarding reduction of postharvest losses and improving the quality and marketability of fresh horticultural products. The research findings disseminated during this era by Kader and a cadre of colleagues is the cornerstone and foundation for our current year-round supply and global sourcing of quality fresh and minimally-processed produce and cut flowers.
Our mission today is to remain a leading source of information on quality, safety and marketability of fresh produce and to sustain the viability of the Center for the next generation of scientists and practitioners. Our immediate goal is to broaden the level of involvement among our basic, applied and extension faculty and use the PTC platform to distill, translate, and disseminate emerging technology advancements to a broader industry and affiliated stakeholder audience.
Postharvest Technology Center Specialist Erin DiCaprio, with the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis, has prepared an important fact sheet What do food handlers need to know about coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the associated virus, SARS-CoV-2? that answers the following questions:
Is there potential for the virus to be transmitted through food?
What can food handlers do?
What can food business owners/managers do?
What are disinfection strategies for non-health care settings?
Where can you find more information about COVID-19?
The Postharvest Center’s mission is to reduce produce losses and improve produce quality, safety and marketability. We have many valuable and free resources on our website and our team is asking for your help to keep them freely accessible to all.
The Postharvest Technology Center is under the Regents of the University of California, a 501(3)(c) organization. Click the link below to make a tax-deductible donation to the Postharvest Program Endowed Fund.
We are a membership organisation providing advice, support and training for those involved in teaching design, engineering and technology. We work closely with government, awarding bodies, Ofsted and other regulators, advising on the curriculum and lobbying on behalf of the subject. We also work with employers and corporate partners to help promote the value of the subject and the range of careers and opportunities to which it can lead. We specialise in developing links between education and industry to mutual benefit.
Design and technology pupils develop designing and making skills, learn about electronics, computing, engineering, CAD, CAM, robotics, materials and textiles technology. They also develop business critical skills in problem-solving, innovation and team-work.
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The attorneys at Technology Law Group have more than three decades of experience in intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights) and software issues. Our work on intellectual property issues includes licensing and litigation. Our work on software issues includes software licensing agreements, software pirating issues and software litigation.
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The attorneys at Technology Law Group have decades of experience in the cellular industry. Our areas of expertise include issues surrounding the location of cellular towers in residential communities, parks and school settings. This experience has made it possible us to help numerous communities defeat efforts to locate towers in their neighborhoods. Although the wireless companies have used their political clout to stack the legal deck in their favor, it is still possible to win these fights with the right team, expertise and strategy. If you are confronting the location of a cellular tower in an inappropriate location in your community, contact us—we can help!
“AECT is my home in the field of instructional design and technology. My peers are here, my former students are here, who are now peers. Everything that goes on in instructional design and technology is here. You go beyond the journals, and it really is my family within the field.” Ginger Watson-Papelis, Associate Professor of Education, University of Virginia
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is an international organization that values diversity of thought, culture and people whose activities are directed toward improving learning. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; and in any other places where educational change takes place. AECT members include instructional designers, researchers, professors and teachers, educational technologists, and other professionals united by a passion for improving teaching and learning. Our members serve in many different settings including education, business and industry, non-profits, military, health care, and other environments. AECT members fulfill a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.
AECT has become a major organization for those actively involved in instructional design and the development of a systematic approach to learning. It provides an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of ideas among its members and target audiences; it is the national and international advocate for the improvement of instruction; and it is the most widely recognized source of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology. AECT and its members have numerous state and international affiliates, all of which are passionate about finding better ways to help people learn. AECT is the oldest professional home for instructional designers and continues to maintain a central position in the field, promoting high standards of scholarship and practice. AECT has 10 divisions and a Graduate Student Assembly that span the breadth and depth of the field. The association produces two print bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends, and three electronic journals, Journal of Formative Design in Learning, The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, and International Journal of Designs for Learning.
Advancements in medical technology have allowed physicians to better diagnose and treat their patients since the beginning of the professional practice of medicine. Thanks to the continuous development of technology in the medical field, countless lives have been saved and the overall quality of life continues to improve over time.
Medicine and Technology
In today’s world, technology plays an important role in every industry as well as in our personal lives. Out of all of the industries that technology plays a crucial role in, healthcare is definitely one of the most important. This merger is responsible for improving and saving countless lives all around the world.
Medical technology is a broad field where innovation plays a crucial role in sustaining health. Areas like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, information technology, the development of medical devices and equipment, and more have all made significant contributions to improving the health of people all around the world. From “small” innovations like adhesive bandages and ankle braces, to larger, more complex technologies like MRI machines, artificial organs, and robotic prosthetic limbs, technology has undoubtedly made an incredible impact on medicine.
In the healthcare industry, the dependence on medical technology cannot be overstated, and as a result of the development of these brilliant innovations, healthcare practitioners can continue to find ways to improve their practice – from better diagnosis, surgical procedures, and improved patient care.
Information Technology and Medicine
Information technology has made significant contributions to our world, namely in the medical industry. With the increased use of electronic medical records (EMR), telehealth services, and mobile technologies like tablets and smart phones, physicians and patients are both seeing the benefits that these new medical technologies are bringing.
Medical technology has evolved from introducing doctors to new equipment to use inside private practices and hospitals to connecting patients and doctors thousands of miles away through telecommunications. It is not uncommon in today’s world for patients to hold video conferences with physicians to save time and money normally spent on traveling to another geographic location or send health information instantaneously to any specialist or doctor in the world.
With more and more hospitals and practices using medical technology like mobile devices on the job, physicians can now have access to any type of information they need – from drug information, research and studies, patient history or records, and more – within mere seconds. And, with the ability to effortlessly carry these mobile devices around with them throughout the day, they are never far from the information they need. Applications that aid in identifying potential health threats and examining digital information like x-rays and CT scans also contribute to the benefits that information technology brings to medicine.
Medical Equipment Technology
Improving quality of life is one of the main benefits of integrating new innovations into medicine. Medical technologies like minimally-invasive surgeries, better monitoring systems, and more comfortable scanning equipment are allowing patients to spend less time in recovery and more time enjoying a healthy life.
The importance of technology in our daily lives is undeniable. This is due to the fact that in today’s dynamic world, life without technology is meaningless. Technology, which basically refers to bringing together tools that ease creation, use and exchange of information, has a major goal of making tasks easier to execute as well as solving many mankind’s problems. As technology continues to advance and direct even more easiness in our lives, there is a need to stress how advantageous it has been to our lives.
One of the areas that technology has been of great use is the health industry. Modern electronic equipments have been discovered which have improved the quality of treatment people receive at the health institutions as well as increasing their survival chances from various ailments.
Another notable benefit of technology is that it have enabled doctors to discover most health problems while they are still in the developing stages, and have treated them before they can develop into severe stages.
Communication across the globe is now easy. This is due to the invention and use of internet which have reduced the world into a global village. People hailing from different geographical regions can virtually communicate through video calls, e-mails as well as many social media platforms available. Business owners have realized the power of using internet to achieve more customers for their products easily by creating business websites where customers click on the items to buy them at the comfort of their homes.
Another importance of technology in our daily lives is that it has eliminated the bulkiness associated with paperwork. With technology, information can now be stored virtually in various storage devices such as compact disks and microchips. More so, the information stored in these technological devices is secured with passwords and codes which are only known by the proprietors of the information, making it a better way of storing confidential information.
Telephone has evolved over the decades in terms of technology as the scientists have realized the need for people to communicate at anytime, anywhere. This necessity has led to invention of highly portable cellular phones which have taken communication a notch higher as people can network easily. The device is also fun to use as they are coupled with extraordinary entertainment features such as games. We cannot fail to mention that technology have been of great benefit to agricultural industry. Contrary to the agrarian revolution period which happened decades ago, it’s now possible to determine the climatic changes as well as climatic conditions that favor various plants.
Domesticated animals can as well be taken care of as technology has seen inventions of vaccines and other medications to treat them for various diseases. The importance of technology, as seen from the above information, cannot be underestimated. It has led to great things especially when it comes to use of internet to communicate across the globe: a great technological invention of all times that will enhance communication worldwide and thus more
The STPP graduate certificate program is designed for students already enrolled in a degree program at the University of Michigan. Master’s or doctoral students from any field are welcome to apply. No background in science or in policy is required.
In 12 credit hours of course work (two core courses and two electives), students learn how science and technology are influenced by politics and policy, analyze the role of science and technology in the policymaking process, develop policy writing skills, gain methods and tools for science and technology policy analysis, and explore the political and policy landscape of specific science and technology areas, including biotechnology, information and communication technology, energy policy, and more.
Learn how to apply to the STPP Certificate program.
The program provides students with tools to analyze complex science and technology policy issues, and consider the following types of questions:
How are science and technology influenced by the policy process?
What is the rightful place of science in public policymaking?
What values and assumptions underlie our current understanding of science and technology?
Who should make decisions about science and technology policy? Only experts? Or should lay people also have a voice?
How should policymakers deal with the risks and uncertainties that come from new science and technology (e.g., biotechnology, nanotechnology, geoengineering)?
The STPP experience doesn’t end in the classroom. Students attend lectures on a wide variety of topics–biotechnology, public health, energy, sustainability, and more–by active players in the science and technology policy field. STPP students also have a chance to meet the speakers for lunch and other small-group interactions, asking questions about their work and field. Other STPP gatherings include regular movie nights (with pizza, naturally); a yearly career luncheon with professors, postdocs, and senior students; and opportunities to participate in special policy engagement projects.
STPP gives students an excellent opportunity to meet and collaborate with people in a wide range of fields. STPP students and faculty hail from the natural sciences, engineering, business, law, dentistry, public health, and public policy. Through these interdisciplinary relationships, students have a chance to build their professional networks, so they leave not only with a certificate, but also with relationships with colleagues in a wide range of fields, preparing them to work in an increasingly interdisciplinary world.
With an STPP certificate, students are prepared to:
Participate in the politics and policy of science and technology as government officials, members of non-governmental organizations, or practicing scientists/engineers.
Engage in science and technology policy analysis through think-tanks, industry, or academia.
Prepared to serve
In their roles as the heads of research labs, scientists and engineers constantly feel the impact of science and technology policies and are often called upon to serve as expert witnesses for Congressional hearings or to sit on government advisory committees.
The STPP certificate prepares graduate students to play such roles in the future. They learn about the policy process related to the conduct and management of research and development, the distinguishing economic characteristics and consequences of science and technology,
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