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 386 posts for BridgeBizSTEM

Summer Solstice 2018 Begins Today

Believe it or not, Summer 2018 begins today. We’ve already seen and experienced warming temperatures in parts of the United States over the past seven to 10 days. That said, the summer solstice arrives Thursday, June 21, at 6:07 a.m. EDT, marking the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of you already know … Continue reading

One Week Later, Gas Prices Are Down 1.5 to 2 Cents

A review of current gas prices shows that today’s national average for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.953. Additional fuel price information from AAA shows that gas prices are down 1.9 ¢ over one week ago: $2.957 Yesterday’s average $2.971 One Week Ago $2.814  One Month Ago $2.382  One Year Ago For the most part, gas prices … Continue reading

One last Peek at Gas Prices for Memorial Day Weekend 2018

It’s Friday, May 25, 2018, and for those who are not working today, the start of a four-day weekend that includes the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 28th.  AAA projects that more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than … Continue reading

Sorry Meghan, Many Have Said Much Worse and Kept Their Jobs

When you can be anything in the world today, why not be kind? This is the second time in as many weeks that I am writing an “I wasn’t going to write this” post. Similar to Regrettably, This Behavior Isn’t Limited To High School, the information surrounding Senator John McCain’s failure to support the nomination of Gina … Continue reading

It’s Two Weeks Before the Summer Driving Season Begins and Gas Prices Continue Their Upward Trend!

Today’s average price for regular gasoline at pumps across America is $2.865 – a number that is 5 ¢ more than a week ago, and $0.52 more than last year this time. About two months ago, I would have guessed $2.85 would be the highest price per gallon average that we would see at the … Continue reading

Regrettably, This Behavior Isn’t Limited To High School

Haters gonna hate! Today’s post falls under the “I wasn’t going to write this one” category, however, the information surrounding it was hard to ignore. Earlier this week, a news release from NASA and a post on their website indicated that they were notified on Monday, April 30, that some members of the public used … Continue reading

Click-Click! Gas Prices Continue to Tick Upward

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, consider the above chart (Source: GasBuddy.com) one to add to the gallery. While I hadn’t planned on writing another post on gas prices this soon, the continuing upward  tick in prices at the pump spurred me to do so.  Here are the price stats based on today’s average … Continue reading

Numbers: Football in America – 2018 Draft and the Odds of Hearing “Welcome to the NFL”

The first day of the NFL’s 2018 Draft is here! There are many, many persons who have been waiting for this very special day to arrive. This year, the three-day event will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The draft can be viewed as a fierce battle for some of the very … Continue reading

Gas Prices Are Up 35 ¢ Over One Year Ago

This is Day 113 of Calendar Year 2018 and one thing is certain: gas prices are on the rise. My last fill up was the week before Easter Sunday. I haven’t driven my vehicle much since then because the passenger window was shattered and needed to be replaced. After leaving the repair shop this past … Continue reading

Earth Day 2018: Reducing Plastic Pollution

We are one day away from Earth Day 2018! This year’s theme, reducing plastic pollution, has a special focus and meaning for each of us. The earth is literally being covered in plastic and not in a good way! Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health! Reducing … Continue reading