The St. Patrick's Day Issue.

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Imagine a world where female scientists are treated like celebrities. That's what GE is asking in their latest campaign to to hire and train more women in STEM roles.

Watch the Interview HERE

ELECTRICITY (sham) ROCKS!

How New York City Gets Its Electricity

When you turn on a light or charge your phone, the electricity coming from the outlet may well have traveled hundreds of miles across the power grid that blankets most of North America — the world’s largest machine, and one of its most eccentric.

Your household power may have been generated by Niagara Falls, or by a natural-gas-fired plant on a barge floating off the Brooklyn shore. But the kilowatt-hour produced down the block probably costs more...

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Saint Patrick's Day Symbols

St. Patrick's blue is a name applied to several shades of blue associated with Saint Patrick and Ireland. So, believe it or not, the color of St. Patrick was not green, but blue!

In the 19th century, however, green became used as a symbol for Ireland. In Ireland, there is plentiful rain and mist, so the 'Emerald Isle' really is green all year-round. 

The beautiful green landscape was probably the inspiration for the national color.

Wearing the color green is considered an act of paying tribute to Ireland. It is said that it also brings good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day.

Many long years ago, playful Irish children began the tradition of pinching people who forgot to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, today the tradition is still practiced.
The name leprechaun comes from the old Irish word "luchorpan" which means "little body."
A leprechaun is an Irish fairy who looks like a small, old man about 2 feet tall. He is often dressed like a shoemaker, with a crooked hat and a leather apron.
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Please Remember No Pinching @ Work!!!

A Digital Gender Divide

A Gender Divide

 

 

 

 

 

A Digital Gender Divide

 

In countries where digitization has a firmer hold, women are still less likely to have digital skills. In a word, a woman anywhere in the world today is:

1) Less likely to be online;

2) More likely to have low or no digital skills; and

3) At greater risk of being socially and economically excluded by the digital disruption underway.

 

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"There is no demand for women engineers, as such, as there are for women doctors; but there's always a demand for anyone who can do a good piece of work.

Do you know Edith Clarke?

Edith Clark holds the title of first female electrical engineer, EVER. Edith worked at GE as an electrical engineer in the Central Station Engineering Department for over 20 years, and is one of 22 engineers and scientists inducted in the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame who was employed by GE during their career. They are all men, except her and physicist Katherine Blodgett, who was the first woman to receive a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Check out more GE women who are Balancing the Equation here.

Game On!

can you match the intern to their fun fact...

A. Avery Hood

B. Akilah Kafele

C. Kyle Stevens

1). Participated in Macy's thanksgiving day parade           last year

2). Worked as a cook in various restaurants for over         4 years

3). Created a hip hop blog

4). Likes boxing and karate

D. Jessica Whipple

Answers: A2, B3, C1 ,D4

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