Michael G. Hilgers

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Student response systems (SRS) are devices that allow students to provide categorical and numerical responses to questions embedded within a lecture, and the responses can be tallied and scored in various ways to provide immediate feedback to the students and/or professors. In the fall of 2004 at the University of Missouri – Rolla, questions were(More)
An experimental study was conducted to examine the impact of multiple monitors on user performance and multitasking. Forty-three participants were assigned to two groups - a multi-monitor group and a singlemonitor group - to carry out a series of tasks. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected and analyzed. Results indicated that those who used(More)
Digital image analysis has rich potential in application to post-disaster forensic investigations. The underlying concept is to reconstruct the exterior surfaces of object fragments that failed under load or were torn apart because of explosive forces. The surface reconstruction technique must be sufficiently accurate to capture detailed characteristics of(More)
A web-based e-learning system to facilitate the integration of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) into the Civil Engineering curriculum is described in this paper. The principal learning goal is to encourage students to apply and integrate foundational knowledge in the solution of "real world" comprehensive civil engineering problems. Sharable content(More)
What actuaries call <i>cash flow testing</i> is a large-scale simulation pitting a company's current policy obligation against future earnings based on interest rates. While life contingency issues associated with contract payoff are a mainstay of the actuarial sciences, modeling the random fluctuations of US Treasury rates is less studied. Furthermore,(More)
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