iPad Mania!

Somewhere a college student has just defeated a level of Candy Crush Saga.  This student is gaming, using social media, navigating web pages, listening to music, watching movies, reading books, and taking pictures, all from one device—not their iPhone or any other smart phone, but their iPad.  Like a large touchscreen computer that can be […]

The Texting Generation

A few days ago, I nearly rammed into a tree because I was texting while walking, leaving me extremely embarrassed. My entire face turned red, and I looked up, expecting everyone around me to be laughing hysterically. But life went on as though nothing hilarious had just happened. Everyone else was too busy texting as […]


Economic Growth In Africa: The Unheard Success Story

Perhaps rapid development of Asian countries and the simultaneous downturn in Europe and the United States overshadows growth rates in Africa, which are projected to be the fastest growing over the next decade. However, growth has spread throughout Africa, and while poverty and corruption are still rampant, millions of people are doing better economically speaking […]

You’ve Got Mail!

It was 7:40 AM and I had five new emails on my BlackBerry. One was a promotion from a store, but the other four were important. Not necessarily first thing in the morning importance, but emails that needed thoughtful replies or somehow altered my day, and all together required much more brain power than I could […]


Gender Bias in the STEM Work Place

There is no escaping challenging social issues. Since the 1970s, the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers has sought to overcome its reputation for being a male-dominated field. For instance, many colleges offer scholarship programs for female undergraduates as incentives for young women to pursue careers in scientific research. Yet, the last […]