Category Archives: GRAD_5104, 2015

VT Football Team

As an international student, I saw several new issues at Virginia Tech when I was enrolled in this university since 2014. One of these issues is football game. After very short period, I understood that football game has a lot … Continue reading

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Mother Language in Higher Education

In class Grad 5104, one of the cases, that was a little strange for me, is the higher education of Lebanon.  The students from this country stated their official language in the universities of this country is not Arabic. It … Continue reading

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Future of The University

I have two major limitations regard to current situations of the universities: I believe that there is no balance in higher education systems in the universities. You can imagine two students in the same major from two different universities. They … Continue reading

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Scholarly Integrity

Research Misconduct Case from ORI I have selected a research misconduct case from ORI website and I want to explain it in this blog. I do not like to mention the name of the person who had misconduct, because I … Continue reading

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Possible Funding Resources in the United States of America for Faculties, Part 3: NSF

National Science Foundation National Science Foundation (NSF) is well-known founding resource for scientific researches in the US. NSF vision includes: “enabling the nation’s future through discovery, learning and innovation” [6]. NSF support the researches because of these goals: Improves knowledge … Continue reading

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Professional Code of Ethics

As a PhD student at Human Factor Engineering and Ergonomics, ISE, Virginia Tech, I need to participate in different experiments as my research. I need to collect data from humans and analyze this data. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society has … Continue reading

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Possible Funding Resources in the United States of America for Faculties, Part 2

The researchers should submit a proposal to apply for the grant. The proposal should be written to address the following three features: Significance: ability of project to improve health Approach: feasibility of methods & budged Innovation: originality of your approach* … Continue reading

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Possible Funding Resources in the United States of America for Faculties, Part 1

In four posts, I want to talk about funding resources in the US for faculties, particularly new faculties. In this post, I will talk about National Institute of Health (NIH). National Institute of Health This organization is a great resource … Continue reading

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What is the best resource to support my research !?

Funding Opportunities In this post, I want to talk about available resources that international students can submit their proposals via their advisors. UPS Doctoral Fellowship Program UPS foundation support PhD students in Human Factor Engineering group at Virginia Tech. The … Continue reading

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What is Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Virginia Tech?

As a PhD student at ISE, Virginia Tech, I need to participate in different experiments as my research. I need to collect data from humans and analyze this data. There is an Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Virginia Tech for … Continue reading

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