Our Hyperconnected IoT World

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging topic of technical, social, and economic significance. In plain English, the concept can be explained as the "extension of network connectivity and computing capability to objects, devices, sensors, and items not ordinarily considered to be computers" (Rose 3). While the concept has existed for quite some time [...]


The Payoffs of Pay for Success

65 % of Americans are dissatisfied with the federal government. When I read this on a Gallup poll, it did not surprise me. President-Elect Trump is proof of this statistic. We know that people are angry and that they do not believe their taxes are being put to good use. While I personally believe in [...]

Best Photo of 2016

Each December, National Geographic picks their best 52 photos of the year. While they are all of course breathtaking, my favorite is from a September article titled, "Why There’s New Hope About Ending Blindness" — give it a read during the holidays. Trust me, you won't regret it. Eye-care workers use test-lens frames to conduct eye exams in India’s [...]

Catalyzing Cooperation

Donald Trump has seemingly slipped into every thought I have had since Tuesday's U.S. Election. Naturally, I thought I should write about this shocking outcome. I had a fairly long list of potential ideas: A post on the effects of a Trump Presidency on emerging countries (Answer—It's not looking good) A post about the worldwide reaction [...]

From SSIR: A Different Way to Play

The article "A Different Way to Play" featured below was published this fall by the Stanford Social Innovation Review (An incredible publication). Why is a journal as highly regarded as the SSIR discussing child's play you may ask? It turns out that play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, [...]