Incandescent Phase-Out

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Yesterday, President Bush signed a law mandating the phase out of incandescent lighting.  “Incandescent” light bulbs are the “Thomas Edison” type of light bulb you probably grew up with around your house.  New types of light bulbs include “compact florescent,” which are commonly sold now a days and use about 15-watts of energy for an equivalent 60-watt bulb and “light emitting diode,” or “LED” which is the type used by Bright New Ideas in its solar lighting project.  Today an LED lighting system that uses about 12-watts puts out the equivalent amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent.

You can see the news reported online at Compound Semiconductors Online.  Or view the article below…

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Thousands Without Electricity in the Midwest

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It’s important to realize how lack of electricity affects those around the world, including those within our own country. Since an ice storm that has affected the lower Midwest earlier this year, power outages have kept more than 91,000 homes and businesses dark and cold. Bright New Ideas encourages those across our country to keep the thousands without electricity in the Midwest in your thoughts and prayers.

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Bright New Ideas on Air America

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Bright New Ideas, represented by President Patrick Delaney will appear on the 950AM radio show, “Considering Faith” on Sunday, December 16th from 2-3pm. Tune in to hear Bright New Idea’s latest perspectives.

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Bright New Ideas President to Judge Anoka-Hennepin County Students in Technology, Engineering and Math Fair

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Anoka-Hennepin County Schools has invited Patrick Delaney, President of Bright New Ideas to judge at the annual Students in Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair on January 12th, 2008. Delaney will judge students from grades 6-12 in the conference during the morning session.

The fair provides an opportunity for students to showcase their inquiry skills and creative genius in a wide variety of scientific and technological fields. This is the type of experience cannot be duplicated in the classroom and so provides great enrichment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs for young students, some of the core values of Bright New Ideas.

More information can be found at the Stemfair Website.

Bright New Ideas Opens Director of Fundraising Position

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Bright New Ideas has opened a part-time Director of fund raising position for 2008.  The title of this position will be “Bright New Ideas Contributions Development Director” Please view our entire Craigslist Post for more info or to apply.

Bright New Ideas featured in “Legacy”

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Bright New Ideas has been featured in the summer 2007 issue of “Legacy” the magazine for University of Minnesota Donors and Friends. Bright New Ideas was featured prominently on the back cover, using a photo taken by Bright New Ideas Officer Trisha Qualy. The article, published by the University of Minnesota Foundation and which can be viewed in full below, mentions Carlson School of Management student Trisha Qualy’s work on the Bright New Ideas business plan.

Summer 2007 Issue of UMN Legacy – Bright New Ideas

Bright New Ideas Wins Mondialogo Engineering Certificate

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Throughout 2006 and 2007 as a part of its awareness-building and fund raising efforts, Bright New Ideas participated in the 2007 International Mondialogo Engineering Award Competition sponsored by DaimlerChrysler and UNESCO. An engineering and business team composed of students and an adviser from the University of Minnesota partnered with an engineering team composed of students from the National Engineering University, Nicaragua worked together to achieve this prestigious award. An image of the certification letter can be seen below.

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