Instructor, Electrical Systems Technology

first_imgTeaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College areresponsible for supporting student success by creating an optimumlearning environment, responding to student needs, managingeffective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses,modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism,developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty andstaff, supporting college administrative requirements, andmaintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will beresponsible for quality instruction and for effective participationand interest in the total affairs of the college.Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepareand teach Electrical Systems Technology lecture and laboratorycourses within the program. These courses may cover any of thefollowing topics: residential, commercial and industrial wiring,motors, motor controls, switchgears and industrial motor controlcenters, interpretation of electrical prints, schematics anddiagrams, PLC and photovoltaic systems design.Education Required: -Associate’s degree in Electrical SystemsTechnology or a related field from a regionally accreditedpost-secondary institution -Licensed Electrical ContractorEducation Preferred: -Bachelor’s degree from a regionallyaccredited post-secondary institutionExperience Required: -Three years recent, relevant experienceas an electrician, or similar job title. -Experience withresidential, commercial and industrial wiring -Teaching and/orindustry training experience in electrical systems technologytopics in any of the following formats: teaching courses, trainingsessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/orother continuing education seminarsExperience Preferred: -More than three years recent, relevantexperience as an electrician, or similar job title. -Experiencewith motors, motor controls, switchgear, and Industrial MotorControl Centers -Post-secondary teaching experience in ElectricalSystems Technology -Experience with assessment of student learningoutcomes -Experience with distance learning and/or alternateinstructional delivery systems read more

New wrinkle in old approach

first_imgHarvard materials scientists have come up with what they believe is a new way to model the formation of glasses, a type of amorphous solid that includes common window glass.Glasses form through the process of vitrification, in which a glass-forming liquid cools and slowly becomes a solid whose molecules, though they’ve stopped moving, are not permanently locked into a crystal structure. Instead, they’re more like a liquid that has merely stopped flowing, though they can continue to move over long stretches of time.“A glass is permanent, but only over a certain time scale. It’s a liquid that just stopped moving, stopped flowing,” said David Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Department of Physics. “A crystal has a very unique structure, a very ordered structure that repeats itself over and over. A glass never repeats itself. It wants to be a crystal but something is preventing it from being a crystal.”Other than window glass, made from silica or silicon dioxide, Weitz said many sugars are glasses. Honey, for example, is not a glass at room temperature, but as it cools down and solidifies, it becomes a glass.Scientists like Weitz use models to understand the properties of glasses. Weitz and members of his research group, together with colleagues at Columbia University and the University of North Texas, report in this week’s Nature a new wrinkle on an old model that seems to improve how well it mimics the behavior of glass.The model is a colloidial fluid, a liquid with tiny particles, or colloids, suspended evenly in it. Milk, for example, is a familiar colloidial fluid. Scientists model solidifying glasses using colloids by adding more particles to the fluid. This increases the particles’ concentration, making the fluid thicker, and making it flow more slowly. The advantage of this approach to studying glasses directly is size, Weitz said. The colloid particles are 1,000 times bigger than a molecule of a glass and can be observed with a microscope.“They’re big; they’re slow. They get slower and slower and slower and slower,” Weitz said. “They don’t behave like a fluid. They don’t behave like a crystal. They behave in many ways like a glass.”The problem with traditional colloids used in these models, however, is that they often rapidly solidify past a certain point, unlike most glasses, which continue to flow ever more slowly as they gradually solidify. Weitz and colleagues created a colloid that behaves more like a glass in that way by using soft, compressible particles in the colloid instead of hard ones. This makes the particles squeeze together as more particles are added, making them flow more slowly, but delaying the point at which it solidifies, giving it a more glasslike behavior.By varying the colloidal particles’ stiffness, researchers can vary the colloidal behavior and improve the model’s faithfulness to various glasses.“There’s this wealth of behavior in molecular glass and we never saw this wealth of behavior in colloid particles,” Weitz said. “The fact you can visualize things gives you tremendous insight you can’t get with molecular glass.”last_img read more

Friday Deery Series date at Farley postponed

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa (April 16) – Too much rain and not enough time to get the half-mile dirt oval race-ready get the blame for postponement of Friday’s scheduled Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Farley Speedway.The April 18 IMCA Late Model tour show will be rescheduled, on a date to be announced. Track conditions and forecasts are promising for the $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start Saturday, April 19 Deery at Jackson County Speedway at Maquoketa. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the front gate opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with the first race set for 6:30 p.m. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, along with 4-stocks, hobby stocks and outlaw super bombers, round out that program. Admission for spectators is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students and free for kids 12 and under. The track website is; additional information is also available by calling 563 590-4095 or 563 495-2503.Pit passes are $30. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 97; 2. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 96; 3. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 90; 4. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 88; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 87; 6. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 86; 7. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 85; 8. Jason Rauen, Farley, 83; 9. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, and Tommy Elston, Keokuk, both 80; 11. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 78; 12. Brian Harris, Davenport, 72; 13. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, and Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, both 69; 15. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, 61; 16. Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale, 58; 17. Rob Moss, Iowa City, 57; 18. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, 56; 19. Jeremy Grady, Story City, and Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, both 55.last_img read more

Sunderland confirm Di Canio exit

first_img A 2-1 defeat at Chelsea in his first game was followed by a famous 3-0 derby victory at Newcastle in his second, and his knee-sliding celebrations at St James’ Park earned him a place in Sunderland folklore with his tenure still in its infancy. A 1-0 home win over Everton next time out persuaded many more of the doubters that he was the real deal, but it proved to be a false dawn. Sunderland came down to earth with a painful bump when they headed for struggling Aston Villa on April 29 and returned on the wrong end of a 6-1 hammering, and they eventually secured their top-flight status, if only just, by finishing in 17th place. Di Canio had completed the first part of his mission, and set about the second phase with relish. With director of football Roberto De Fanti and chief scout Valentino Angeloni in place, he began the process of rebuilding the squad he inherited from O’Neill. The trio recruited 14 new players during the summer transfer window, several for the first-team squad but others for the development ranks. But crucially, having already lost loan signing Danny Rose following his return to Tottenham, they sold Simon Mignolet to Liverpool and, on deadline day, Stephane Sessegnon to West Brom. It meant they had lost arguably three of their most effective players. Di Canio repeatedly insisted it would take time for his new-look side to gel, and he was unworried by a difficult start to the season which saw them lose 1-0 at home to Fulham on opening day and take a single point from the four games they have played since. Speaking after a 3-1 home defeat by Arsenal last weekend, he said: “After 20 games, if you are still at the bottom and you are 10 points, 12 points from the fourth place from the bottom, you can start to think, ‘Eighteen games to go, okay, plenty of points, but it’s difficult’. “But now we are all there and we are starting to play good football.” Even after Saturday’s reverse at the Hawthorns, where he spoke to travelling fans from the pitch following the final whistle, Di Canio was remaining upbeat. He said: “One game, one win, will clean all the players’ brains from the problems they have now.” However, Short decided enough was enough after just 12 Premier League games in total which brought only two wins, and the Black Cats are now looking for their sixth permanent manager in less than five years. Just how attractive a proposition the club currently is with a radically overhauled squad remains to be seen. But what is certain is that players who have been criticised publicly by the outgoing manager need an injection of confidence if they are to halt a slide which was in danger of spiralling out of control. Press Association Paolo Di Canio’s turbulent reign as Sunderland manager is over after the Italian and the club parted company. The 45-year-old’s departure was confirmed by the Black Cats on Sunday, a little more than 24 hours after a 3-0 defeat at West Brom left them rooted to the foot of the Barclays Premier League table. A statement said: “Sunderland AFC confirms that it has parted company with head coach Paolo Di Canio this evening.” Former Sunderland captain Kevin Ball, currently on the club’s coaching staff, steps in to lead the team on a short-term basis. Sunderland’s statement added: “Kevin Ball will take charge of the squad ahead of Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup game against Peterborough United and an announcement will be made in due course regarding a permanent successor. The club would like to place on record its thanks to Paolo and his staff and wishes them well for the future.” Di Canio arrived on Wearside amid a blaze of publicity in March as owner Ellis Short took a gamble on the former Swindon boss after deciding to end Martin O’Neill’s tenure. It proved a controversial appointment as critics cited reports of his alleged fascist sympathies, prompting the club to make a stout defence of their new manager. However, it was never likely to be dull as Di Canio embarked upon what proved a colourful six months in charge. Speaking when he was unveiled, he said: “I am the unique one. I am joking, actually I’m not. I am at the beginning of my career. “One day we will discover that I am either a fantastic, good or normal manager.” On the pitch, he was handed the reins with just seven games of the 2012-13 season remaining and relegation a genuine possibility. last_img read more

Women of Troy outlast Arizona schools

first_imgThe No. 17 women’s tennis team can celebrate a weekend sweep after defeating both No. 56 Arizona, 7-0, and No. 21 Arizona State, 5-2.In Saturday’s match against Arizona, the Women of Troy (13-7, 5-1) largely dominated the competition, winning all six singles matches in two sets.Teamwork · Sophomore Alison Ramos and freshman Valeria Pulido struggled in their doubles match against Arizona State, but easily captured a doubles victory against Arizona at Marks Stadium on Saturday. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan The greatest suspense could be found in the first singles slot, where No. 2 junior Maria Sanchez from USC faced off against No. 105 Natasha Marks. By the time all the other matches were over, the two were only in the fourth game of the second set, as many of the games went to deuce multiple times.Buoyed by vocal support from the crowd and her teammates, Sanchez ended up winning in two sets, 6-1, 6-3, but it was not an easy victory. In fact, Sanchez was down 1-2 in the second set before pulling ahead.“It was definitely a tough match,” Sanchez said. “I knew I just had to fight for every point because it wasn’t going to come easy, so I felt lucky to have won the way I did.”The only loss on the day for the Women of Troy came in the No. 3 doubles match. Senior Sarah Fansler and junior Lyndsay Kinstler were up 7-3 against Marks and her partner Debora Castany, but the duo from Arizona was able to fight back and eventually beat the Trojans in a tiebreak.Despite the disappointing finish, both quickly bounced back. In their singles matches, Fansler won in two sets, 6-1, 6-1, while Kinstler won the first set, 6-1, before winning all six games in the second.On Friday, USC came away with the victory against Arizona State. The win came almost a month after the Sun Devils defeated USC in Tempe, Ariz.“I think all of us came in really pumped and really ready to get them back for the loss that we had to them a month ago,” freshman Danielle Lao said.However, importance of the match stretched beyond just beating the Sun Devils.“It was a huge match for the Pac-10s and for the rankings … I’m really glad we got our revenge,” said sophomore Alison Ramos.While Ramos showed a lot of excitement regarding the team’s victory, she also acknowledged the struggles she and partner freshman Valeria Pulido had in their doubles match.“We definitely didn’t return as well because both our opponents served really well,” Ramos said.While Ramos and Pulido lost, USC won its other doubles matches but had to come back from early deficits in order to do so. Fansler and Kinstler were down 2-0 early, while Sanchez and Lao fought back after being down 5-3.The Women of Troy next hit the courts Friday on the road against crosstown rival UCLA.last_img read more