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Vi Brown

Vi is principal and CEO of Prophecy Consulting Group, LLC, an Arizona firm that provides business and engineering services to private and public clients. Prior to establishing her consulting practice in 2001, Vi worked with Motorola, Maricopa County Government, Pacific Gas & Electric, CH2M Hill, and Procter & Gamble. As an adjunct faculty member, Vi teaches undergraduate calculus classes and graduate level environmental courses. She is also a professional speaker.
Vi Brown has written 431 posts for BridgeBizSTEM

Here Comes Summer Solstice 2019

In case you haven’t noticed, the days are getting longer and warmer signaling that we are moving into summer. This year, the summer solstice occurs on Friday, June 21, 2019. According to the folks at Farmer’s Almanac, it officially begins at 11:54 a.m. EDT. As spring ends and summer begins, the daily periods of sunlight … Continue reading

Guest Post – Do I Have the Traits of an Inclusive Leader?

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. This term “leader” has torqued in recent years. Where it used to automatically apply only to those who were at the top of an organization’s hierarchy, it now applies to all of us. This makes sense because, after all, we all lead in one way or another. Whether it be … Continue reading

World Oceans Day is June 8, 2019

Oceans play a very important part in everyday life of the inhabitants of planet Earth. As one person puts it, the world’s oceans are the lungs of our planet! They provide 71% of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of World Oceans Day is to raise public awareness of the impact of human actions on … Continue reading

Observing the 75th Anniversary of D-Day – June 6, 2019

“You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you… I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” – Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower On June 6, 2019, the world will observe the 75th anniversary of … Continue reading

Spaghetti Models and the Upcoming 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Memorial Day Holiday weekend has come and gone, but don’t blink because the 2019 Hurricane Season is about to begin. Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Depending on the intensity of the hurricane, some potential risks are powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland … Continue reading

Guest Post – Aversive Bias: I Don’t Hate You, but You Sure Make me Uncomfortable

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. How important, really, is it that vegetables be arranged by color, cereal boxes stacked perfectly on the shelves, or soft drinks arranged by size as opposed to brand? These elements might not seem particularly important to the rest of us, but ask someone in the food retail business if they … Continue reading

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend 2019: What are your plans?

It’s almost time! The 2019 Memorial Day Holiday weekend is almost upon us. Is a road trip in your plans for this weekend? According to AAA travel statistics, nearly 43 million Americans are planning to start their summers on a high note with a Memorial Day Holiday weekend getaway. Since this holiday weekend travel period … Continue reading

Sunscreen: History, Development, and Current Questions

Ambient temperatures are rising across the country and summer is on its way. The frequency that I have been reaching for my sunscreen lotion over the past four weeks is also increasing with rising temperatures. Therefore, imagine my confusion when news outlets began reporting over the past 7 to 10 days that some of the … Continue reading

Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates For 2019

In my last post on the Ebola virus disease (EVB), Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates for 2019, published on July 3, 2018, I shared that health officials in West Africa and other organizations were close to declaring the most recent outbreak of EVD over. I also shared that the challenge is not that this outbreak … Continue reading

Gas Prices and Temperatures Are On The Rise

Periodically, since the inception of this blog, I have included updates on trending U.S. gasoline prices. By the way, today’s average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.892 per GasBuddy.com. Going forward, gas price info and other updates will continue to be provided on this blog, and the plan is to add gas facts … Continue reading