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About lewbornmann

Lewis J. Bornmann has his doctorate in Computer Science. He became a volunteer for the American Red Cross following his retirement from teaching Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information Systems, at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. He previously was on the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Stanford University, and several other universities. Dr. Bornmann has provided emergency assistance in areas devastated by hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. He has responded to emergencies on local Disaster Action Teams (DAT), assisted with Services to Armed Forces (SAF), and taught Disaster Services classes and Health & Safety classes. He and his wife, Barb, are certified operators of the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Response Vehicle (ECRV), a self-contained unit capable of providing satellite-based communications and technology-related assistance at disaster sites. He served on the governing board of a large international professional organization (ACM), was chair of a committee overseeing several hundred worldwide volunteer chapters, helped organize large international conferences, served on numerous technical committees, and presented technical papers at numerous symposiums and conferences. He has numerous Who’s Who citations for his technical and professional contributions and many years of management experience with major corporations including General Electric, Boeing, and as an independent contractor. He was a principal contributor on numerous large technology-related development projects, including having written the Systems Concepts for NASA’s largest supercomputing system at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. With over 40 years of experience in scientific and commercial computer systems management and development, he worked on a wide variety of computer-related systems from small single embedded microprocessor based applications to some of the largest distributed heterogeneous supercomputing systems ever planned.

Admit Migrants; Deport Conservatives

It seems to me…. “As legal residents, immigrants would contribute more in taxes, spend more at our businesses, start companies of their own and create more jobs. Immigration is not a problem for us to solve but an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding Higher Education

It seems to me…. “The value of a collage education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” ~ Albert Einstein[1]. Students, and some parents, question why they should go to college when … Continue reading

Posted in College, College, College, Cost, Curriculum, Debt, Degree, Degrees, Devries, Education, Education, Education, Faculty, Funding, Graduates, Harvard, K-12, K-16, Liberal Arts, Liberal Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, Professor, Stanford, Student, Teach, Teach, Teachers, Teaching, Tuition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

First The Moon – Then On To Mars

It seems to me…. “My view is that we should go back to the Moon, build up the infrastructure to make flights there commonplace – be comfortable with it – then use that infrastructure to expand and go to Mars.” … Continue reading

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Deforestation

It seems to me…. “Who owns this forest? Not the government, not the village, nor any of us. The real owners are those not yet born. We are merely custodians, entrusted with the privilege of taking only what we need … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arid Areas, biodiversity, Carbon Dioxide, Carthage, Change, China, China, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Conference, CO2, CO₂, Deforestation, Desertification, Deserts, Ecology, Ecosystem, Environment, Europe, Extinctions, Farming, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Global Warming, Greece, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change, Loess Plateau, Mediterranean, Natural Habitat, Photosynthesis, Roman Empire, Sahara Desert, Shaanzi Province, Transportation, Yannan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recession Anxieties

It seems to me…. “Keynes’s contribution was not just to advocate spending government money in the middle of a recession. Every government had done that going back to the days of the Irish potato famine. What he gave to us … Continue reading

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Pessimistic Healthcare Projections

It seems to me…. “I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare system at the right time, getting them to see the doctor early enough, before a small health problem turns serious.” ~ Donna Shalala[1]. A study released … Continue reading

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Limitations Of Technological Adaptation

It seems to me…. “Technological change is never an isolated phenomenon. This revolution takes place inside a complex ecosystem which comprises business, governmental, and societal dimensions. To make a country fit for the new type of innovation-driven competition, the whole … Continue reading

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