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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 320 posts for BridgeBizSTEM

Thrown Under the Bus (Part 1): 3 Common Career Blocking Techniques

Recently I’ve had a few conversation with a childhood friend who I will refer to as Amanda for this post. Amanda shared some troubling events that she has been experiencing in the work place. Not only does she have little support from her manager, she feels this person has twice thrown her under the bus, and would … Continue reading

Why Extreme Heat Can Cause Airport Delays

Here we are, about 24-hours away from the beginning of the summer solstice and most of the desert southwest is broiling. For the record, I thought Summer 2017 began in these United States on Wednesday, June 21st. As it turns out, it does for those living in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) zone. According to the Famers … Continue reading

Sage Wisdom and Advice from Selected 2017 Commencement Speakers

As the calendar advances into the month of June, most graduates of the Class of 2017 have already received their diplomas, certificates, or other credentials. This annual rite of passage for graduates includes marching to Pomp and Circumstances and listening to advice from just about anyone who has some to give. While their advice is free, everyone does … Continue reading

Ebola Virus Update: The Republic of the Congo will use vaccine to fight recent outbreak

Since Ebola Virus Update: Promising Vaccine Is on the Horizon was posted back in December 2016, there’s been a resurgence of the disease in the Republic of the Congo. While much work has been done by members of international health communities to combat the deadly Ebola virus, and progress has been made in understanding the infection … Continue reading

Stable Gas Prices Greet Motorists As We Approach The 2017 Memorial Day Weekend

We’re almost there! For some of you, your Memorial Day Weekend begins today. For others, no real activity will commence before Friday, May 26, 2017.  Here in the United States, Memorial Day Weekend unofficially signals the beginning of the summer driving season that extends thru the Labor Day Weekend. Although summer does not officially begin until June … Continue reading

Smart Products: Bluetooth Inhalers

When I first heard about Bluetooth inhalers, I visualized some fancy, high-tech, hand-held product with lots of flashing bells and whistles. This new product turned out to not be nothing like that. It is actually an add-on device that attaches to a patient’s regular inhaler, however, it connects wirelessly to a smartphone. What peaked my … Continue reading

Her-Story: Alice Augusta Ball

  While googling another topic, I came across the research and contributions of Alice Augusta Ball, a chemist and university professor who made a significant contribution to medicine and science. In 1915, Ball worked with an assistant surgeon and U.S. Public Health officer in Hawaii to research the properties of chaulmoogra oil. Her claim to … Continue reading

Fake News Isn’t Limited to Politics – Part 1: The Rise of Misleading News

Writing a post or two on fake news was not on my schedule of topics for this blog. Fake news received significant coverage during the 2016 national presidential election. Post-election, my initials thoughts were, “There can’t be a stone that was not unturned on this topic.” Regrettably, that is not the case, and the term … Continue reading

May Day 2017 Gas Prices

May Day! May Day! May Day!  May Day is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures around the world that is often observed on May 1st. In the late 19th century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Worker’s Day. For 2017, workers and activists are marking this holiday with defiant rallies and … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness: Some BWHS Stats and New Blood Test Clinical Trial

After five years and 300+ posts to A Bridge for Business & STEM, a blog started in 2012, I’m more than pleased that my writing has found an audience. However, whenever I am contacted by another journalist, writer, or blogger regarding one of my posts, that puts a wider smile on my face. This happened recently … Continue reading