Technologies

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Technologies

Single Sweep Whiteboard Eraser

An Alumni from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville has developed a single sweep whiteboard eraser that can be installed and retrofitted to any traditional whiteboard. Spanning the entire height of the board, this eraser can clear all written material in a single pass and in a fraction of the time it takes with a handheld eraser alone. This eraser also has the capability to lift away from the board and relocate to any location while preserving any desired content during the transition. As an example, an instructor can work in a left to right manner, lift the eraser, and return to the beginning to erase the oldest material while still allowing the students time to copy the newly written material. Attached to the eraser is an added holder for markers and an additional holder for a small handheld eraser to fix minor mistakes. This ensures anything the user needs will be nearby as they work across the board. A stage 2 prototype, “1Swipe”, has been developed and tested in a University classroom setting.
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Modified Newton’s Cradle Demonstrating Mechanical Impedance

A Physics professor and inventor at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater has developed a modified Newton’s Cradle that allows the user to visualize and test the concept of mechanical impedance in addition to momentum and energy conservation. The traditional version of Newton’s cradle has a cradle of identical metal spheres. In this modified and improved device, the user is able to interchange these spheres with ones of varying mass and material composition. By allowing the user to strategically align and create a unique cradle, they have the opportunity to visualize mechanical impedance. For example, a sphere with a small mass would have the ability to strike the cradle and lift a sphere of greater mass on the opposite side if the spheres in-between had a gradient of increasing mass themselves. The possibility of changing a sphere at any position in the cradle allows for an exceptionally large number of possible experiments and would overall lead to an enhanced understanding of the aforementioned physics concepts, something a traditional cradle device does not provide for.
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Laboratory Mouse Procedural Techniques Training DVD and Manual

Trainers at the RARC have developed a training DVD that can be used as a resource or refresher for procedural techniques on mice. This DVD, called “Laboratory Mouse – Procedural Techniques,” provides content similar to that of the in-person training course offered through the RARC.

Procedures and techniques demonstrated in the DVD include handling, restraint, oral gavage, identification and common bleeding and injection techniques. All procedures and techniques shown in the DVD are approved by the University of Wisconsin’s Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC).
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Laboratory Rat Procedural Techniques Training DVD and Manual

Trainers at the RARC have developed a training DVD that can be used as a resource or refresher for procedural techniques on rats. This DVD, called “Laboratory Rat – Procedural Techniques,” provides content similar to that of the in-person training course offered through the RARC.

Procedures and techniques demonstrated in the DVD include handling, restraint, oral gavage, identification and common bleeding and injection techniques. All procedures and techniques shown in the DVD are approved by the University of Wisconsin’s Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC).
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Interactive Game for Learning Music Theory

A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan instructor and private music studio owner has developed a board game called It’s JUST Music Theory™ that helps students master challenging music theory concepts. The game covers intermediate and advanced level music theory topics in an interactive platform that students find engaging. It is designed for 4 players who move about the game board and answer questions to test and improve their mastery of a wide range of theory concepts. Concepts covered include terms, intervals, spelling triads, chord functions, and key signatures. While enhancing overall music theory knowledge, the game provides questions geared specifically toward progressive music theory tests. Replaying the game allows students to encounter new variables and new tests, reinforcing their learning.
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