I have specifically chosen these companies because I enjoy the the utility that they provide. Some of the companies below provide services, others provide products. Some of the companies are on this list because I love watching their channels on TV. Whatever the case, these are not randomly chosen companies. I have used their services. You may find some of them useful. I've divided the companies into a few groups in order to keep the page sizes down. Hopefully they won't take more than a minute to load (over a modem).
Plus if you buy anything through one of these links (with a few exceptions), I'll get some $$$$.
JYI is the premier online undergraduate research journal. It seeks to promote the publication process as an integral portion of a complete science education. To achieve its goals, JYI offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in the peer-review process, either as a reviewer or an author, sometimes both! It also offers undergraduates the chance to work on the administrative side of the business as well working with organizational development, public relations, grant writing, and recruiting (among positions).
In our world, 1.3 billion of us live on less than $1 a day. 1,000 of us die every hour from hunger, and 1 in 10 in developing countries never live to celebrate our 5th birthday.
Bread&Water was founded in 1999 by a group of young professionals in the New York City area who sought to use the means we had to turn these numbers around. Today, we are a fast growing non-profit, providing relief in an increasing number of countries around the world, and still entirely run by volunteers.
China Institute in America is a nonprofit, non-partisan educational and cultural institution that promotes the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of traditional and contemporary Chinese civilization, culture and heritage, and provides the cultural and historical context for understanding contemporary China. We carry out our mission through classroom teaching and seminars, art exhibitions, public programs for children and adults, teacher education and curriculum development, lectures and symposia and business programming.
Cranbrook is the place where I spent five years growing up. I was a boarder and wouldn't trade that experience for any in the world. I learned a lot, not only in the classroom, but also about myself through the relationships that I built with my peers, teachers, and coaches. In fact, I would say that my time at Cranbrook taught me to learn. In addition, it was at Cranbrook that I made some of my deepest friendships and learned some of the greatest lessons of my life.
After Cranbrook, I took my next step to Penn. At Penn, I continued to learn more about myself while learning more about life after school as well. I made some great friendships here too. While I learned how to learn at Cranbrook, I learned how to think at Penn. As a bioengineer, I had to think in a greater variety of ways than I had imagined. Mental flexibility and the ability to see possibilities and limitations were the cornerstones of my academic experiences as a Quaker. Those are lessons that have proved invaluable once I left the shelter of academia.