Tag Archives: Analysis and Studies

Jared Kosters

Materials research cannot progress without a way for researchers to access and use existing materials data. Since its inception over six years ago, the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness has facilitated a number of technical accomplishments that rely on data sharing and analysis. Now, The Minerals, Metals, &

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Beth Ward

Vast infrastructure systems underpin nearly every aspect of modern life. The roads and transit systems we rely on to get to and from work; the pipes that transport the water we drink; the lines that bring electricity we need to power our homes and offices—all have become indispensable. This critical

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Sarah Lichtner
Nexight Skills Are Life Skills
Sarah LichtnerApril 8, 2016

At Nexight, we regularly apply our diverse technical expertise and tested facilitation, strategic planning, and communication techniques to help our clients solve their most challenging problems. These skills are so effective at developing actionable solutions that I’ve used them to improve how I handle complex situations in my own life

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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 the validity of the underlying data. How can you tell

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Chris Averill

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown ordered California’s first-ever statewide mandatory water restrictions in response to the state’s ongoing drought. From September 2014 through February 2015, the average daily per capita water consumption in California was 111 gallons, and varied between 40 and 385 gallons per person per day. An average

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Annie Best

Usually when we hear about “big data”, the message revolves around cautionary tales of marketers surreptitiously collecting information from your Facebook account.  While this certainly happens (it’s true—if a service is free, you are the product!), it may not actually be the big data application that will end up having

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Sarah Lichtner

Over the past few years, I’ve worked on a number of projects that required synthesizing large amounts of data to develop communications materials that convey key messages clearly and accurately. While the kinds and amount of data, topic areas, and intended audience of each communications piece varied, each project involved

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Jack Eisenhauer

Superstorm Sandy, the recent tornados in Oklahoma, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the June 2012 Derecho remind us that disasters come in all forms and can devastate communities in unexpected ways: Superstorm Sandy put 8.6 million people in the dark and created a near-crisis for access to fuel. The Boston

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Nexight Group

Nexight Group received two awards for technical communication pieces that were submitted to the Society for Technical Communication (STC) 2012 International Summit Awards Competition. The STC evaluates submissions for factors such as organization, the scope of the content, document design, clarity, tone, and ability to effectively communicate to the intended

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Nexight Group

In February, Nexight Group completed a report for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) that analyzed data collected from their Propane Farm Equipment Efficiency Demonstration (FEED) program. The Propane FEED program tests the performance of new propane-fueled equipment in real-world agricultural settings. Agricultural producers who enroll in the program

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