Monthly Archives: April 2011

Graduation, Offers and How I Ended up in St. Louis

My previous post discussed my summer job at Halliburton in Duncan, Oklahoma. I worked there again the next summer, my last before graduation in December. My roommate, Beth, whose family was from Duncan, also obtained a summer position with Halliburton … Continue reading

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Practical Jokes on a Pregnant Engineer

In this previous post I related how I passed the professional engineering exam while also five months pregnant. Working as the first pregnant engineer in the plant had its advantages and disadvantages. Everyone for the most part was a lot … Continue reading

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Relocation, It’s not such a Royal Pain

I’m taken back thirty years ago, as most of us with Internet or television access have been the last couple of months. 1981. Diana became a princess and this engineer took a transfer that meant a physical move from North … Continue reading

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How the PE Got the Job

My last post discussed my path to getting the PE license. How did I do? On a wintry day in February 1986, I received a formal letter announcing my passage into the professional engineering realm. I was a card carrying, … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Be a PE?

  I earned my professional engineering license in 1986 while I resided in South Carolina. This license has a few qualifiers to it, namely you are required to have at least four years of professional, post-college, experience. There is also … Continue reading

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The First Woman Engineer

When I started in engineering there were two women in my college class in the Aerospace and Mechanical School. There were other women engineering students, scattered throughout the other schools that make up the engineering college. We met together once … Continue reading

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The ***** for Engineers Classes

As much as I loved engineering and the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering School at the University of Oklahoma, there came a couple of times when we had to take some elective and required courses outside of our secure confines. For … Continue reading

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