(Micro)bio – Meet Stephanie Sheppard

Summer doldrums got you down? Power up with a quick (micro)bio from Stephanie Sheppard, a transmission planning engineer at PECO Energy. It’s short and sweet (much like myself). We should also give a shout out to Stephanie for inviting us to present at PECO’s Engineer’s Day last month.  

Episode 27: Watch this (Satellite) Space

Salutations! It’s time to celebrate another fantastic lady in STEM with our latest episode. Today’s guest is Dr. Victoria Richmond, a mechanical and aerospace engineer at the Harris Corporation. We chat satellites, antennas and …. pantyhose. It’s not as weird as you think. We promise.

Scotland, och aye – Travels with Mumu

Greetings from Scotland! Nessie also says hello. I’m spending the week in Edinburgh for INCOSE 2016, an international symposium on systems engineering. (And already looking forward to next year’s conference in Australia.) One of the vendors brought along some cute freebies, which I’ve kidnapped. For science. #koalas4days It’s only day 2, and we’ve already had a magic […]

On the runway: Traveling the world with a solar-powered airplane

Just a year ago, I graduated from Virginia Tech with my degree in electrical engineering and now I am in Phoenix, AZ with Solar Impulse, a 326 ft. wingspan solar-powered airplane, preparing myself to travel across the United States, Europe, and finally land in Abu Dhabi. How did this happen? Graduating college, I did not even know […]

(Micro)bio – Meet Paige Kassalen

Happy Tuesday, ‘Scopers! Take five minutes to learn all about Paige Kassalen. She’s a super awesome electrical engineer from Virginia Tech who’s now working at Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience).

Episode 17: The Island of (Engineering) Toys

In need of the perfect gift for your favorite budding engineer? Look no further than Roominate, a toy construction kit with electrical components aimed at girls ages 6-10. What’s all the fuss about? Check out this review from our most favorite Space Gal Emily Calandrelli, or this review from Fortune, or this update from Shark Tank. And […]

Meet Rajneeta Basantkumar and say hello to (Micro)bios – your chance to share your story

So we’re trying something new and we need your help! There are so many women in STEM fields doing fascinating things, it would take us forever to interview everyone. So that’s where you come in. Introducing: (Micro)bios! We want you to send us 2 minute long audio recordings talking about who you are, why you […]

Episode 13: You Live, You Learn (Engineering)

Good morning, listeners! What’s got us all abuzz today? A new episode with guest Terrell Hatzilias, of course. Terrell is an instructor at Georgia Tech’s Grand Challenges program, a living-learning community where cross-disciplinary student teams investigate societally relevant technological and sociological problems. Join us for a far-ranging discussion about the program, ALS, and neuroethics. It’s nerdtastic!

What does STEM really mean, anyway?

What does STEM really mean, anyway? Mumu and I keep trying to answer this question as we talk to more women and record more episodes. Directly translated, STEM is just an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, but it has so much weight in social conversations now and those four words leave out so […]

Picture of the Day: Engineering Design Challenge

There’s method to my madness. The University of Maryland had their annual Alumni Cup Competition. Each engineering department is given one week to complete a design challenge. This year’s theme was “How many engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?”           The chemical engineers wore lab coats and goggles. […]