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A Bridge For Business & STEM: 2014 In Review

A special thank you to my regular followers and visitors of A Bridge for Business & STEM. This blog published 58 posts and received almost 9,500 views in 2014 – and there is still one more day left. This is almost 4 times the number of visitors during the first year (2012) of publication. Visitors … Continue reading

Part 3 – Feeding 9.6 Billion People: Roof Gardens and Farms

As more people join in the challenge to feed the world’s growing population, a not so new concept – roof gardens – may be a part of the path forward. A roof garden is any garden on the roof of a building or structure. They have been used by humans since ancient times. In Part … Continue reading

Her-Story: Anne Lucietto, PhD

Earlier this year, a good friend celebrated a major milestone in her life and career. She received her PhD in engineering education from Purdue University. Achieving her terminal degree is more than a footnote in an area of academia that still produces too few female graduates. It was just four years ago that women surpassed … Continue reading

Lower Gas Prices Deliver Tidings of Great Joy

U.S. motorists are seeing something that they haven’t seen in a long time: gas prices below $2.00 a gallon. This good news comes at the end of the calendar year and during the holiday season. Savings at the pump can be used to purchase additional Christmas gifts, pay bills, or put a few extra dollars … Continue reading

Part 2 – Feeding 9.6 Billion People: Pros and Cons of Vertical Farming

It’s a few days before Christmas and I’ve been patting myself on the back as to how good I’ve been managing the extra food and calories that comes with the holiday season the last six weeks of each year. For the past 17 years, another year-end activity that I have engaged in is preparing for … Continue reading

Will Man-Made Diamonds Become A Girl’s BFF?

  Many couples tie the knot or get engaged during the month of December. Media sources recently reported that over 20,000 couples in the U.S. were married on 12.13.14. They wanted to make this a date to remember. After all, these three numbers won’t come around in this order for another 100 years! Will diamonds … Continue reading

Part 1 – Feeding 9.6 Billion People: Will Vertical Farming Grow Roots?

If I were a middle school student participating in this year’s Future City Competition Arizona Region, my team would probably be in the process of finalizing our decision on the primary vegetable and protein source that will be farmed in our city. Our future city will need to produce enough of each source to feed … Continue reading

Digital Cookies – You’ll Need An Invitation Or An App To Get Them

Look out Federal Express, UPS, and USPS! Girl Scouts USA has entered the digital age. Earlier this week the national non-profit that celebrated its centennial back in March 2012 announced this week that their cookies sales are going digital. STOP! Don’t press the panic alarm! Your unordered cookies are safe. They haven’t even been baked … Continue reading