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February 2014

Techbridge Celebrates Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

“I learned some women were intimidated when they started, but then more and more women came. They showed the boys never to underestimate the power of a lady.” ~Techbridge girl Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is finally here! During E-Week, we join the hundreds of other outreach groups, schools, non-profits, and community organizations in focusing on real engineers working on real projects, and on Thursday of this week, everyone - not just Techbridge - focuses special attention on girls....

I Heart an Engineer

I’m excited. It’s as if the stars are aligned. It’s the confluence of three of my favorite holidays. Friday is Valentine’s Day, the time to tell those you love how you feel. Monday is that national holiday celebrating our country’s presidents, and next week (Feb. 16-22) is National Engineers Week. In the spirit of such important occasions, I thought I’d write a valentine to my favorite engineer, a role model I’ve long respected and admired . . . our first president, George Washington....

Summer is Just Around the Corner

It’s not too early to start thinking of summer opportunities for your kids. Studies have found that all students experience some degree of learning loss during summer break when not engaged in educational activities. On average, most students lose two months of math skills over summer break...