Our podcast You Should Know This (listen here, here and here) is the result of a deep interest that developed while I was still just a content writer for BCC. I’d been working on interviewing companies for our Innovative Spotlights, which highlight the new work being done in just about every industry you can think of.
How to be Productive Over Winter Break - Pandemic Edition
Topics: Academic Institutions
November is recognized as National Entrepreneurship Month. At BCC, we love entrepreneurs because they carve out new paths that help all industries move forward. They identify and evaluate risks, plow ahead and create impact in the world. And while they focus on executing on ideas and building amazing teams, BCC is honored to provide support behind the scenes.
Sustainability has become quite the buzzword. But like most buzzwords, it stems from a truth. And in this case, that truth is a deep core value, a call for individuals and companies to make a shift for a goal bigger than themselves. And there are companies that are certainly heeding that call.
Covid-19 has, as everyone knows, made the entire school dynamic not only tricky but confusing. And this impact isn’t just felt by students and instructors.
Topics: Academic Institutions
Synthetic biology. Those aren’t two words most people expect to hear next to each other. What does it mean? Why is it important? How does it impact our future?
If you’re at all interested in health, chances are you’ve heard of the gut microbiome. It’s become quite the buzz word, for both individuals and for companies. In recent years it has attracted millions of dollars in federal grants, awards and funding from venture capitalists. And there is ground-breaking work that is being done in this area. Technological advances in next-generation sequencing and data analytics that is being coupled with modern approaches of systems biology and genetic engineering is significantly expanding our knowledge in the microbial populations and how it interacts with human hosts.
“Brick and motor stores will go out of business,” is more or less a quote we’re sure you’ve heard, or even thought yourself. It makes sense. Everything is being digitalized, and with Covid-19 coming in hot, going to physical stores may seem like something of the past. But the truth is, while change is coming, it’s not the change that you may be thinking.
Topics: Information Technology
The saying ‘be more conscious of what you put in your body’ is an important one. But for women, that doesn’t stop at food. Health has been a hot topic thanks to the global pandemic that has occupied the majority of 2020. And while food has taken center stage, it’s not the only area of health that is being reconsidered. A push for organic and natural tampons has been slowly building over the past few years, and the conversation has been accelerated in recent months.
Cancer is never a fun topic, and breast cancer specifically can be a tough conversation to have. As the second leading cause of death for women, it can feel like a losing battle. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, the majority of deaths can be avoided with proper detection and treatment.