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21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations (MIT) 21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations (MIT)

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This course focuses on an exploration of the role that communication plays in the work of the contemporary engineering and science professional. Emphasis is placed on analyzing how composition and publication contribute to work management and knowledge production, as well as the "how-to" aspects of writing specific kinds of documents in a clear style. Topics include: communication as organizational process, electronic modes such as e-mail and the Internet, the informational and social roles of specific document forms, writing as collaboration, the writing process, the elements of style, methods of oral presentation, and communication ethics. Case studies used as the basis for class discussion and some writing assignments. Several short documents, a longer report or article, and a This course focuses on an exploration of the role that communication plays in the work of the contemporary engineering and science professional. Emphasis is placed on analyzing how composition and publication contribute to work management and knowledge production, as well as the "how-to" aspects of writing specific kinds of documents in a clear style. Topics include: communication as organizational process, electronic modes such as e-mail and the Internet, the informational and social roles of specific document forms, writing as collaboration, the writing process, the elements of style, methods of oral presentation, and communication ethics. Case studies used as the basis for class discussion and some writing assignments. Several short documents, a longer report or article, and a

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Communicating; Technical;Organizations | Communicating; Technical;Organizations | document | document | abstracts | abstracts | executive | executive | summaries | summaries | memos | memos | proposals | proposals | progress | progress | reports | reports | PowerPoint | PowerPoint | Web | Web | poster | poster | writing | writing | Communicating | Communicating | Technical | Technical | Organizations | Organizations | engineering professionals | engineering professionals | science professionals | science professionals | composition | composition | publication | publication | work management | work management | knowledge production | knowledge production | technical writing | technical writing | organizational process | organizational process | electronic communication | electronic communication | electronic mail | electronic mail | e-mail | e-mail | internet | internet | intranet | intranet | informational roles | informational roles | social roles | social roles | collaboration | collaboration | writing process | writing process | elements of style | elements of style | oral presentation | oral presentation | communication ethics | communication ethics | communicating technical information | communicating technical information | web-based media | web-based media | video | video | teleconferencing | teleconferencing | document types | document types | executive summaries | executive summaries | technical memos | technical memos | progress reports | progress reports | final reports | final reports | oral reports | oral reports

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Toward a Naturalistic Theory of Moral Progress Toward a Naturalistic Theory of Moral Progress

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Buchanan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. In this inaugural workshop, professors from Duke University presented papers in Oxford in June 2015. This talk, presented by Allen Buchanan, is based on a paper co-authored with Russell Powell. Buchanan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. In this inaugural workshop, professors from Duke University presented papers in Oxford in June 2015. This talk, presented by Allen Buchanan, is based on a paper co-authored with Russell Powell.

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practical ethics | practical ethics | bioethics | bioethics | moral progress | moral progress | practical ethics | bioethics | moral progress | practical ethics | bioethics | moral progress

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Dredging in progress at Folly End, Sunderland Dredging in progress at Folly End, Sunderland

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portofsunderland | portofsunderland | sunderland | sunderland | riverwear | riverwear | historic | historic | follyend | follyend | dredger | dredger | dredging | dredging | boats | boats | vessels | vessels | wearmouthbridge | wearmouthbridge | bridges | bridges | rivers | rivers | wearside | wearside | quays | quays | ferry | ferry | wfvint | wfvint | monkwearmouth | monkwearmouth | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | digitalimage | abstract | abstract | archives | archives | industry | industry | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | interesting | interesting | unusual | unusual | fascinating | fascinating | impressive | impressive | progression | progression | progress | progress | june1950 | june1950 | follyendremovalscheme | follyendremovalscheme | navigation | navigation | river | river | ferryboat | ferryboat | portauthority | portauthority | 1717 | 1717 | actofparliament | actofparliament | riverwearcommissioners | riverwearcommissioners | management | management | transportation | transportation | structure | structure | construction | construction | harbour | harbour | port | port | piers | piers | docks | docks | coaltrade | coaltrade | alliedindustries | alliedindustries | marineengineering | marineengineering | shiprepairing | shiprepairing | deck | deck | rail | rail | chimney | chimney | smoke | smoke | sky | sky | water | water | land | land | bank | bank | cabin | cabin | bridge | bridge | crane | crane | buildings | buildings | wall | wall | roof | roof | window | window | frame | frame | glass | glass | mast | mast | soil | soil | pile | pile | cog | cog

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Support blocks are laid out for the Northbank

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Support blocks are laid out for the cargo ship 'Northbank', 13 September 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/2). This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | keel | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | supportblocks | northeastengland | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | support | blocks | platform | structure | land | bank | river | water | sky | production | progressphotograph | progress | progression | transportation | 13september1956 | pallionyard | fascinating | engaging | interesting | unusual | shadow | daylight | components | debris | pile | parts | buildings | grain | blur | roof | wall | ladder | label | identification | landscape

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Construction of Northbank's hull continues

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | supportblocks | northeastengland | builtinsunderland | constructionwork | development | structure | frame | platform | components | archives | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | fascinating | impressive | interesting | unusual | unitedkingdom | transportation | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | abstract | 27september1956 | pallionyard | progress | progression | progressionphotographs | river | bank | land | blur | grain | mark | sky | daylight | debris | reflection | buildings | wall | roof | label | letters | digit | ladder | hose | sections | pile | parts | production | northbankshull

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Bottom shell plating of Northbank is put in place

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | shellplating | construction | hull | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | supportblocks | northeastengland | bottomshellplating | builtinsunderland | production | structure | platform | supports | pile | components | debris | parts | sections | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | industrialheritage | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | fascinating | impressive | unusual | interesting | compelling | unitedkingdom | transportation | 20september1956 | progress | progression | pallionyard | progressphotographs | land | bank | river | grain | mark | blur | daylight | glare | timber | ladder | buildings | wall | roof | sky | processwork | process | reflection | opening | view | glimpse | setting | label | date | digit | letter

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Construction of Northbank's hull continues

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Construction work continues on the hull of the cargo ship ?Northbank? at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 27 September 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/4) This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | supportblocks | northeastengland | builtinsunderland | constructionwork | development | structure | frame | platform | components | archives | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | fascinating | impressive | interesting | unusual | unitedkingdom | transportation | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | abstract | 27september1956 | pallionyard | progress | progression | progressionphotographs | river | bank | land | blur | grain | mark | sky | daylight | debris | reflection | buildings | wall | roof | label | letters | digit | ladder | hose | sections | pile | parts | production | northbankshull

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Bottom shell plating of Northbank is put in place

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Bottom shell plating of the cargo ship 'Northbank' is put in place at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 20 September 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/3) This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | shellplating | construction | hull | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | supportblocks | northeastengland | bottomshellplating | builtinsunderland | production | structure | platform | supports | pile | components | debris | parts | sections | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | industrialheritage | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | fascinating | impressive | unusual | interesting | compelling | unitedkingdom | transportation | 20september1956 | progress | progression | pallionyard | progressphotographs | land | bank | river | grain | mark | blur | daylight | glare | timber | ladder | buildings | wall | roof | sky | processwork | process | reflection | opening | view | glimpse | setting | label | date | digit | letter

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Northbank's double bottom nears completion

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Work nearly complete on the double bottom of ?Northbank? at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 18 October 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/7). This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | doublebottom | northeastengland | industrialheritage | unitedkingdom | builtinsunderland | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | components | parts | cargo | 18october1956 | transportation | pallionyard | progressphotograph | progress | progression | production | development | structure | platform | support | land | september1956andjanuary1957 | fascinating | interesting | impressive | unusual | river | bank | grain | blur | sky | buildings | shadow | daylight | debris | pile | deck | rail | beam | containers | ladder | doorway | wall | roof | reflection | glimpse | view | process | label | digit | letter | identification | pit | ground

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Northbank's main deck progressing well

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | bulkheads | maindeck | northeastengland | builtinsunderland | unitedkingdom | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | documentation | digitalimage | archives | blackandwhitephotograph | progress | progression | progressphotographs | sky | daylight | structure | platform | rail | deck | production | work | transportation | 6december1956 | label | date | pallionyard | insight | glimpse | fascinating | interesting | surreal | unusual | beam | water | land | debris | blur | grain | mark | components | building | cabin | pile | parts

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Work ongoing around the bow of Northbank

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | bow | maindeck | northeastengland | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | abstract | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | structure | frame | platform | production | builtinsunderland | unitedkingdom | 27december1956 | pallionyard | progressphotographs | progress | progression | fascinating | impressive | unusual | documentation | transportation | gigantic | sky | land | bank | water | grain | blur | mark | label | date | building | components | rail | deck | curve | panel | beam | surreal | debris | ground | daylight | support | series

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Gantry crane in operation above Northbank

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | gantrycrane | maindeck | northeastengland | blackandwhitephotograph | digital | digitalimage | archives | abstract | documentation | industrialindustry | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | structure | platform | support | unitedkingdom | builtinsunderland | ground | debris | parts | components | progressphotographs | progress | progression | machinery | mechanical | crane | operation | 13december1956 | transportation | pallionyard | fascinating | interesting | compelling | surreal | workers | standing | daylight | blur | grain | mark | reflection | beam | deck | rail | building | label | date | sky | land | water | bank | production

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Work ongoing around the bow of Northbank

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Work is ongoing around the bow of the cargo ship 'Northbank' at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 27 December 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/16) This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | bow | maindeck | northeastengland | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | abstract | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | structure | frame | platform | production | builtinsunderland | unitedkingdom | 27december1956 | pallionyard | progressphotographs | progress | progression | fascinating | impressive | unusual | documentation | transportation | gigantic | sky | land | bank | water | grain | blur | mark | label | date | building | components | rail | deck | curve | panel | beam | surreal | debris | ground | daylight | support | series

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Gantry crane in operation above Northbank

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Gantry crane in operation above the cargo ship ?Northbank? at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 13 December 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/15) This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | gantrycrane | maindeck | northeastengland | blackandwhitephotograph | digital | digitalimage | archives | abstract | documentation | industrialindustry | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | structure | platform | support | unitedkingdom | builtinsunderland | ground | debris | parts | components | progressphotographs | progress | progression | machinery | mechanical | crane | operation | 13december1956 | transportation | pallionyard | fascinating | interesting | compelling | surreal | workers | standing | daylight | blur | grain | mark | reflection | beam | deck | rail | building | label | date | sky | land | water | bank | production

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Northbank's main deck progressing well

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Work on the bulkheads and main deck of Northbank progressing well at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 6 December 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/14) This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | bulkheads | maindeck | northeastengland | builtinsunderland | unitedkingdom | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | documentation | digitalimage | archives | blackandwhitephotograph | progress | progression | progressphotographs | sky | daylight | structure | platform | rail | deck | production | work | transportation | 6december1956 | label | date | pallionyard | insight | glimpse | fascinating | interesting | surreal | unusual | beam | water | land | debris | blur | grain | mark | components | building | cabin | pile | parts

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Painting of Northbank's hull is complete

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Painting of the hull is complete and the vessel is ready for launch, 31 January 1957 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/21). This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | bow | upperdeck | northeastengland | painting | blackandwhitephotograph | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | abstract | digitalimage | engaging | impressive | unusual | interesting | fascinating | archives | documentation | structure | development | production | platform | supports | paint | transportation | preparations | launch | 31january1957 | progressphotograph | progression | progress | pallionyard | september1956january1957 | site | components | label | sky | land | bank | porthole | daylight | majestic | stairs | rail | deck | cabin | window | vent | pipe | rope | timber | pile | cloth | ladder | debris | grain | blur | mark | shade | worker | unitedkingdom

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Painting of Northbank's hull underway

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Painting of Northbank's hull underway at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 24 January 1957 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/20) This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | bow | shellplating | upperdeck | northeastengland | painting | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | coating | surface | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | platform | progress | progression | structure | sky | grain | blur | bank | ground | debris | label | date | shadow | beam | daylight | ladder | deck | rail | mark | documentation | glimpse | view | 24january1957 | cargo | pallionyard | progressphotograph | september1956january1957 | land | spot | fascinating | interesting | compelling | unusual | buildings | wall | roof | chimney | number | letter | identification | builtinsunderland | river | support | process | production

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11.701 Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries (MIT) 11.701 Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This introductory course is structured to cultivate the key sensibilities necessary for effective planning practice in newly industrializing countries. The word "sensibility" refers to an awareness of key developmental issues, interdependent causalities, and anticipated as well as unanticipated consequences of social action which mark most planning efforts. In cultivating such sensibilities, this course will use examples from varying institutional settings, ranging from the local to the international levels, and probe how the particularities of each setting call for an awareness of particular institutional opportunities and constraints that planners need to account for when devising planning strategies. This introductory course is structured to cultivate the key sensibilities necessary for effective planning practice in newly industrializing countries. The word "sensibility" refers to an awareness of key developmental issues, interdependent causalities, and anticipated as well as unanticipated consequences of social action which mark most planning efforts. In cultivating such sensibilities, this course will use examples from varying institutional settings, ranging from the local to the international levels, and probe how the particularities of each setting call for an awareness of particular institutional opportunities and constraints that planners need to account for when devising planning strategies.

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developing-country governments | developing-country governments | international organizations | international organizations | NGOs | NGOs | economies of scale | economies of scale | diseconomies of scale | diseconomies of scale | international development planning | international development planning | externality | externality | historical advances in developing and developing countries | historical advances in developing and developing countries | interaction between planners and institutions | interaction between planners and institutions | decentralization | decentralization | provision of low-cost housing | provision of low-cost housing | new-town development | new-town development | progress | progress | anti-planning arguments | anti-planning arguments | state-centered planning | state-centered planning | social control | social control | bureaucracies | bureaucracies | good governance | good governance | market institutions | market institutions | collective action | collective action | decision making | decision making | political savvy | political savvy | legal sensibility | legal sensibility

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STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT) STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)

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This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based on the one originally designed and taught by Prof. David Jones. His Spring 2005 version can be viewed by following the link under Archived Courses on the right side of this page. This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based on the one originally designed and taught by Prof. David Jones. His Spring 2005 version can be viewed by following the link under Archived Courses on the right side of this page.

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technology; | technology; | technology | technology | society | society | modern | modern | seventeenth century | seventeenth century | present | present | discovery | discovery | progress | progress | history | history | physics | physics | chemistry | chemistry | biology | biology | genetics | genetics | geology | geology | medicine | medicine | psychology | psychology | computer science | computer science | race | race | ethics | ethics | scientific revolution | scientific revolution | warfare | warfare | evolution | evolution | Freud | Freud | Einstein | Einstein | Darwin | Darwin | experiment | experiment | eugenics | eugenics | technology and society | technology and society | policy | policy

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STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT) STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)

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This course will study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. It will not focus on discoveries and their discoverers. Instead, it will examine: What is science? How has science been practiced, and by whom? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science and society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, psychology, and computer science. This course will study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. It will not focus on discoveries and their discoverers. Instead, it will examine: What is science? How has science been practiced, and by whom? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science and society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, psychology, and computer science.

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Science | Science | technology | technology | society | society | modern | modern | seventeenth century | seventeenth century | present | present | Europe | Europe | United States | United States | practice | practice | discoveries | discoveries | progress | progress | history | history | physics | physics | chemistry | chemistry | biology | biology | geology | geology | medicine | medicine | psychology | psychology | computer science | computer science

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11.701 Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries (MIT) 11.701 Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This introductory course is structured to cultivate the key sensibilities necessary for effective planning practice in newly industrializing countries. The word "sensibility" refers to an awareness of key developmental issues, interdependent causalities, and anticipated as well as unanticipated consequences of social action which mark most planning efforts. In cultivating such sensibilities, this course will use examples from varying institutional settings, ranging from the local to the international levels, and probe how the particularities of each setting call for an awareness of particular institutional opportunities and constraints that planners need to account for when devising planning strategies. This introductory course is structured to cultivate the key sensibilities necessary for effective planning practice in newly industrializing countries. The word "sensibility" refers to an awareness of key developmental issues, interdependent causalities, and anticipated as well as unanticipated consequences of social action which mark most planning efforts. In cultivating such sensibilities, this course will use examples from varying institutional settings, ranging from the local to the international levels, and probe how the particularities of each setting call for an awareness of particular institutional opportunities and constraints that planners need to account for when devising planning strategies.

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developing-country governments | developing-country governments | international organizations | international organizations | NGOs | NGOs | economies of scale | economies of scale | diseconomies of scale | diseconomies of scale | international development planning | international development planning | externality | externality | historical advances in developing and developing countries | historical advances in developing and developing countries | interaction between planners and institutions | interaction between planners and institutions | decentralization | provision of low-cost housing | new-town development | decentralization | provision of low-cost housing | new-town development | progress | progress | anti-planning arguments | anti-planning arguments | state-centered planning | state-centered planning | social control | social control | bureaucracies | bureaucracies | good governance | good governance | market institutions | market institutions | collective action | collective action | decision making | decision making | political savvy | political savvy | legal sensibility | legal sensibility

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STS.001 Technology in American History (MIT) STS.001 Technology in American History (MIT)

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This course will consider the ways in which technology, broadly defined, has contributed to the building of American society from colonial times to the present. This course has three primary goals: to train students to ask critical questions of both technology and the broader American culture of which it is a part; to provide an historical perspective with which to frame and address such questions; and to encourage students to be neither blind critics of new technologies, nor blind advocates for technologies in general, but thoughtful and educated participants in the democratic process. This course will consider the ways in which technology, broadly defined, has contributed to the building of American society from colonial times to the present. This course has three primary goals: to train students to ask critical questions of both technology and the broader American culture of which it is a part; to provide an historical perspective with which to frame and address such questions; and to encourage students to be neither blind critics of new technologies, nor blind advocates for technologies in general, but thoughtful and educated participants in the democratic process.

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colonization | colonization | Civil War | Civil War | World War II | World War II | Cold War | Cold War | industrialization | industrialization | mass production | mass production | craftsmanship | craftsmanship | transportation | transportation | Taylorism | Taylorism | aeronautics | aeronautics | systems approach | systems approach | computers | computers | control | control | automation | automation | nature | nature | popular culture | popular culture | terrorism | terrorism | rural society | rural society | agrarian society | agrarian society | artisan society | artisan society | industrial society | industrial society | power | power | industrial capitalism | industrial capitalism | factory system | factory system | transport | transport | communication | communication | industrial corporation | industrial corporation | social relations | social relations | production | production | science-based industry | science-based industry | technology | technology | innovation | innovation | process | process | social criteria | social criteria | American history | American history | America | America | technologies | technologies | democratic process | democratic process | political | political | politics | politics | social | social | progress | progress | United States | United States | U.S. | U.S.

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1.040 Project Management (MIT) 1.040 Project Management (MIT)

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1.040 covers three important aspects of construction project management: the theory, methods and quantitative tools used to effectively plan, organize, and control construction projects; efficient management methods revealed through practice and research; and hands-on, practical project management knowledge from on-site situations and field trips. The course relies on a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlling and learning from old and current construction projects. Within the framework, students learn the methodologies and tools necessary for each aspect of the process as well as the theories upon which these are built. By the end of the term they are able to adapt and apply the framework to effective 1.040 covers three important aspects of construction project management: the theory, methods and quantitative tools used to effectively plan, organize, and control construction projects; efficient management methods revealed through practice and research; and hands-on, practical project management knowledge from on-site situations and field trips. The course relies on a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlling and learning from old and current construction projects. Within the framework, students learn the methodologies and tools necessary for each aspect of the process as well as the theories upon which these are built. By the end of the term they are able to adapt and apply the framework to effective

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project management | project management | resource management | resource management | financial controls | financial controls | construction management | construction management | scheduling | scheduling | estimating | estimating | progress monitoring | progress monitoring | project control | project control | 1.401 | 1.401 | ESD.018 | ESD.018

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3.042 Materials Project Laboratory (MIT) 3.042 Materials Project Laboratory (MIT)

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As its name implies, the 3.042 Materials Project Laboratory involves working with such operations as investment casting of metals, injection molding of polymers, and sintering of ceramics. After all the abstraction and theory in the lecture part of the DMSE curriculum, many students have found this hands-on experience with materials to be very fun stuff - several have said that 3.042/3.082 was their favorite DMSE subject. The lab is more than operating processing equipment, however. It is intended also to emulate professional practice in materials engineering project management, with aspects of design, analysis, teamwork, literature and patent searching, Web creation and oral presentation, and more. As its name implies, the 3.042 Materials Project Laboratory involves working with such operations as investment casting of metals, injection molding of polymers, and sintering of ceramics. After all the abstraction and theory in the lecture part of the DMSE curriculum, many students have found this hands-on experience with materials to be very fun stuff - several have said that 3.042/3.082 was their favorite DMSE subject. The lab is more than operating processing equipment, however. It is intended also to emulate professional practice in materials engineering project management, with aspects of design, analysis, teamwork, literature and patent searching, Web creation and oral presentation, and more.

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Student project teams design and fabricate a materials engineering prototype using processing technologies (injection molding | Student project teams design and fabricate a materials engineering prototype using processing technologies (injection molding | thermoforming | thermoforming | investment casting | investment casting | powder processing | powder processing | three-dimensional printing | three-dimensional printing | physical vapor deposition | physical vapor deposition | etc.) appropriate for the materials and device of interest. Goals include using MSE fundamentals in a practical application; understanding trade-offs between design | etc.) appropriate for the materials and device of interest. Goals include using MSE fundamentals in a practical application; understanding trade-offs between design | processing and performance; and fabrication of a deliverable prototype. Emphasis on teamwork | processing and performance; and fabrication of a deliverable prototype. Emphasis on teamwork | project management | project management | communications and computer skills | communications and computer skills | and hands-on work using student and MIT laboratory shops. Teams document their progress and final results by means of web pages and weekly oral presentations. Instruction and practice in oral communication provided. | and hands-on work using student and MIT laboratory shops. Teams document their progress and final results by means of web pages and weekly oral presentations. Instruction and practice in oral communication provided.

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7.345 Vascular Development in Life, Disease and Cancer Medicine (MIT) 7.345 Vascular Development in Life, Disease and Cancer Medicine (MIT)

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The growth of blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis, is one of the earliest events in mammalian development and is regulated by a sensitive interplay of growth factors and other molecules. In this course, we will discuss the key molecular regulators of blood vessel development as well as the techniques and experimental systems that have been utilized by vascular biologists. We will also examine the success of several anti-angiogenic treatments that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that inhibit the pro-angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor, VEGF, and that are now being used to treat age-related macular degeneration. Finally, we will explore how during the course of cancer progression, establishment of a blood supply into a tumor can lead to the The growth of blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis, is one of the earliest events in mammalian development and is regulated by a sensitive interplay of growth factors and other molecules. In this course, we will discuss the key molecular regulators of blood vessel development as well as the techniques and experimental systems that have been utilized by vascular biologists. We will also examine the success of several anti-angiogenic treatments that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that inhibit the pro-angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor, VEGF, and that are now being used to treat age-related macular degeneration. Finally, we will explore how during the course of cancer progression, establishment of a blood supply into a tumor can lead to the

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angiogenesis | angiogenesis | growth factors | growth factors | VEGF | VEGF | microscopic visualization | microscopic visualization | intravital imaging | intravital imaging | anti-angiogenic treatments | anti-angiogenic treatments | macular degeneration | macular degeneration | cancer progression | cancer progression | tumor blood vessels | tumor blood vessels

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