Monthly Archives: June 2011

Showered with Presents and Beer

I work with mostly men in a man’s world at a man’s job. What happens when life events of a young woman occur sometime along the way? Let’s look at my wedding and first pregnancy, for examples. Working in a … Continue reading

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F4WPA – I finally get to party!

The 1970’s version of the University of Oklahoma included fame for not only powerhouse football, but also Playboy magazine ranked it as the number one partying school once or twice during the decade.  Sadly, as most STEMs can attest, partying … Continue reading

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Schooling Doesn’t Teach You Everything; How I Learned to Paint

I never thought taking a job as a construction engineer would provide me with skills that I would use later in my home life. The plant in North Carolina was built literally from the ground up. What once was a … Continue reading

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More about My Mentor, Larry

Larry knew this job was my first real shot at a career since my divorce. He had a lot of patience for my situation. There were times when I had to take off from work due to a sick child. … Continue reading

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Another Men-tor, Starting My Aerospace Career

Larry hired me into Boeing. Recently divorced and with two small boys, I moved to Huntsville, Alabama, to start over. I knew that Huntsville was a Mecca of sorts for engineers. I would imagine the Huntsville area employs more STEMs … Continue reading

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CNN Special on Innovation

Just read this article very quickly. Anything that discusses the lack of innovation in our country has my ears and eyes perked. I’ll check into it more later. Hope to catch a repeat of the special online or on CNN. … Continue reading

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EF-5’s: Comparing May 3rd, 1999 to May 22nd, 2011

Weather might be considered one of the last frontiers of sorts for STEMs to consider. Unpredictable in many areas, there is an interest in harnessing the power Nature provides to protect lives and property. EF-5 tornados ripped through the Oklahoma … Continue reading

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