Christiana Sherman

Statistics saturate our lives. Percentages plaster our billboards, gross numbers leap out at us from headlines, and weather probabilities fill our morning and evening news. But statistics can be tricky—their credibility depends on a lot of factors, like context and

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Patrick White
3 Steps to Building a Decision Matrix
Patrick WhiteOctober 30, 2015

We’ve all been in a situation during a meeting when the group needs to come to a decision and choose one or more options among several contenders. This often happens while brainstorming potential projects, market opportunities, or even locations for

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Nexight Group

Nexight Group is happy to welcome Changwon Suh to the team as our new Technical Program Manager. Changwon comes to us with more than 15 years of experience applying materials data analytics in positions at universities, national labs, and a

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Jenn Ganss

When most people learn about new federal environment regulations, the benefits are often discussed as strategic, long-term goals. A recent regulation announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) caught my eye because it communicated relatable, short-term public health benefits

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Victoria Markovitz
Where It’s @: Crafting Content for Twitter
Victoria MarkovitzOctober 6, 2015

Search engines such as Google and Yahoo previously drove website referral traffic, but now social media has taken the lead. In December 2014, social media accounted for more than 31 percent of referral traffic, compared to around 22 percent during

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Nexight Group
Q&A with New Program Manager Kendra Chappell
Nexight GroupSeptember 29, 2015

Nexight Group is happy to welcome Kendra Chappell to the team as our new Program Manager. Kendra comes to us with more than 20 years of experience in leadership, people and project management, and operations within and across the public, private, military,

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Warren Hunt
Benchmarking the Materials Innovation Process
Warren HuntSeptember 24, 2015

As I’ve discussed in previous blog posts, the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) is a multi-agency initiative that aims to discover, develop, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast and at a fraction of the cost. But to effect this

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Shruti Kuppa

Understanding your audience is important to ensure the successful implementation of communications plans. By adapting products to the specific needs of your audience, you can better fill education gaps within that population. One example of this strategy in action is

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Beth Ward

July was the hottest month—ever. The average global temperature was the highest it’s been since recordkeeping started in 1880. And we’re on track for 2015 to be the hottest year ever recorded. Last week, President Barack Obama visited Alaska, the

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Brooke Ehrenberg
Aruba & Desalination: Tiny Island, Big Innovation
Brooke EhrenbergAugust 26, 2015

This summer marked my fourth trip to the island of Aruba.  It is a small island country, spanning only 69 square miles, yet it is densely populated and comprised of a rich blend of cultures.  During numerous conversations with locals,

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