Archive for December 27th, 2012

What does an engineering job involve? Girl Scouts USA has teamed with the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority to promote Imagine Engineering, an initiative to help girls across the country get a better grasp of what it’s like to have a career in engineering, and to spread awareness about the fields of science and technology. Read more


Good news for employees this year: There’s a better chance that you’ll get a bonus than there was last year, and it’ll probably be a nicer one. Even employees of smaller companies can look forward to more spending money courtesy of their employer this holiday season. Read more


“Energy efficiency” has become a buzzword term in environmental circles, and the public at large, for more than a decade.

It could mean many things to many people; it could be as simple as turning lights off when you’re leaving the room, or putting the thermostat at a lower setting to conserve energy.

Of course, in a larger sense “energy efficiency” is a term thrown around by major corporations trying to make their products in a more environmentally-friendly way, and by architects and designers concerned about the future who are making buildings from the ground up that are much more economical in how they use energy than buildings were even 20 years ago.

But as often as we talk about “energy efficiency,” there aren’t really that many set guidelines on what makes something energy efficient. A private non-profit organization called the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has decided to try to come up with a roadmap that examines what standards can be set in the future. Read more

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