Category Archives: Engineering

[Interesting Article] What’s missing from conversation about women in tech? Men

From USA Today, written by Google VP Knowledge Alan Eustace and published yesterday, What’s missing from conversation about women in tech? Men Throughout the past decade, I’ve spoken to thousands of women about the need to make the technology industry more welcoming. … Continue reading

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Bachelor Degrees to Women (and Inversely, to Men) Over Time

From the Flowing Data blog that I follow (lots of cool graphs and data depictions), I saw an article showing the percentage of bachelor degrees conferred to women by major from 1970-2012. It was written by Randy Olson, a current Computer Science PhD … Continue reading

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Quality Time

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Happy New Year! I had a really nice break over three weeks or so, with some work interspersed with relaxation and fun. We celebrated Christmas in CA, and then we’re in TX for a week for another round of Christmas … Continue reading

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Whew! Busy August, Time for Some Catching Up on Women, Life and Work

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Starting the month of August, I had a goal of doubling my blog viewership over the month of July. I had written a post the last day of July that had some good traction, and then . . . I … Continue reading

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Connecting with the Past, Speaking to the Future

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I’m someone that puts everything on my Google calendar, and several times a week, I’ll take a look at the weeks ahead to see what is coming up. I like to look at the ‘one week’ view, and as I … Continue reading

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Well-Being, Space, and Getting to 50/50

Rather than having a specific focus this week, I thought I would share several interesting things I’ve come across this past week.  Last week, the Huffington Post held their first women’s conference in NY about the third metric in life: … Continue reading

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Big Brain Theory – Reality or Just Good Reality TV?

As the time since I’ve been in college continues to grow, I continue to be more and more impressed by the accomplishments and variety of things my classmates and friends have done and been part of. One of the latest … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Week of March 4, 2013

I’ve been busy these past couple of weeks (trip to Boston for MIT alumni association activities, trip to Vancouver for work, and then a trip to Phoenix for baseball spring training and visiting with Tim’s family), so I haven’t had … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Week of January 21, 2013

Reading other people’s blogs makes me see a wider perspective whether it’s about business, or the corporate world, or the work at home mom. And I’m loving it 🙂 Hope you enjoy reading these blogs and check out my comments … Continue reading

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Does the Work Environment Need to Change for Younger Workers?

My own contribution When I was working at Northrop Grumman, I was involved in several initiatives to improve the workforce and make it more attractive to ‘new’ hires. There had been a lull in hiring for ~10 years before I … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Last Week of 2012

Here is a bit of catching up from interesting articles at the end of December. Blogs I followed in 2012 At Women 2.0 I believe that articles like this – Female Founder Successes of 2012 help to inspire more women … Continue reading

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Getting the Ivy League to Come to You

Open Online Courses MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley and lots of other top notch universities are offering open online courses for anyone to use. You can be a student in their university or from another university, or an entrepreneur wanting to … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Week of Dec. 3, 2012

As I go along my blogging routine I have found it essential to check out more sites to find leads and be inspired with their stories. I sometimes leave comments to start an interaction with other writers. Care to read … Continue reading

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Wooohoooo – Curiosity Has Landed!

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It’s been almost 12 hours since it happened, but I’m still so excited about the landing that I have to get some words down. I got to watch the JPL-built Mars Science Lab (MSL) complete it’s journey to Mars with … Continue reading

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Aero(space) Engineers Wanted!

Late last month an article caught my eye about Boeing and Airbus “fighting like hell” for aerospace engineers. It is forecasted that the 2 big airline companies are will need to produce around 20,000 aircraft by 2030, while the recruitment … Continue reading

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Resources to Support/Encourage Women in Technology

It has been almost 5 decades now since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. It emphasized and legalized that the payment for female workers should not be less than that which a man performing the same job receives. But … Continue reading

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The Need for More American Engineers and Scientists?

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Thirty years ago the U.S., Japan and even China had almost the same number of students graduating from engineering programs. The rate was around 70,000. Over the years, the U.S. has declined to the rate of 60,000 per year, while … Continue reading

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What Happens to Girls in STEM?

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Lack of Confidence as Professionals Spurs Women to Leave Engineering

My friend Laura, who is almost done getting her PhD in Women’s Studies, sent me this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education. A study was done on undergrad women at MIT, UMass Amherst, Olin College and Smith College, who started … Continue reading

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How Dropbox Started As A Minimal Viable Product

I just read Eric Reis’ book The Lean Startup this last week. I highly recommend it for anyone thinking about how to get going on putting your ideas in motion, and how to improve the changes that your idea/product/service are … Continue reading

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