For all the arm waving about the lack of women in STEM professions, the truth is, there are some powerful role-model female engineers having fabulous careers and creating tech used by millions, if not billions of people everyday. And every year, Business Insider creates this list to give those women a shout out. These are women with engineering backgrounds who are running big business units at important companies, are building impressive up-and-coming technologies, or acting as leaders and role models in the tech communities. In honour of International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, take a look at our picks of the most powerful female engineers of 2018. No. 39: Carol Leung, engineer manager, Airbnb Carol Leung leads engineering for the “guest side” of Airbnb’s new Plus initiative, where Airbnb will be adding more types of properties to its network. She’s admired and respected by everyone from her bosses to her teammates, known for her ability to motivate … [Read more...] about The 39 most powerful female engineers of 2018
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Published May 29, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print In November 2017, Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi to much fanfare. It sparked a discussion about the transformative potential to electrify long-haul trucking. Transportation is responsible for 27% of America's total carbon emissions, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks account for 23% of transportation's total carbon output. Replace diesels with zero-emission engines, and you'd drop U.S. carbon emissions over 6%. Doing the math is one thing. Putting innovative trucks onto the highway is another. The reality is that the Tesla Semi is still years away from hitting the road -- and the same goes for rival Nikola Motors' hydrogen-electric semi trucks, led by the Nikola One. Continue Reading Below But there's another heavy-duty truck strategy, with near-zero emissions, that's flying way under the radar. That's a bit unusual considering, unlike Tesla and Nikola, … [Read more...] about The Rise of the Electric (or Hydrogen Fuel Cell) Semi Truck? Not So Fast.
Adrian Davey was sitting in the back of his church when he first heard of the program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, that would change his life.Davey, then a senior at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, was finishing an impressive high school career: 3.97 grade point average, intern at the National Cancer Institute, peer tutor with the National Honors Society, defensive end on the football team, captain on the track team. Now he was planning to be a chemical engineer, and was considering the public university powerhouses Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina.Tanya Davis, a fellow congregant at First Missionary Baptist Church, had some advice: “You should apply to the Meyerhoff program.”Over the last 30 years, the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC has graduated more than 1,100 mostly African-American students in science and engineering, providing money, academic guidance, research experience, mentoring and a sense of family to … [Read more...] about ‘Agents of change:’ A year with the UMBC program shaping some of the nation’s best and most diverse scientists
Here’s something to chew on while brunching, lunching or supping with Mom on her special day: Who are the most memorable movie moms? Like flesh-and-blood mothers, the cinematic equivalent can be … complicated. In some cases, the ones who spring most readily to mind are downright scary. Some are bad in a funny way and some are good in an old-fashioned way. Some are real and are played by someone else, or are real and play themselves. Here are my 10 choices (listed in no particular order), but I am positive there is more food for thought here — perhaps over dessert? “Mommie Dearest” (1981): Faye Dunaway plays Joan Crawford in this crazy, campy movie about the actress’ relationship with her daughter Christina, the oldest of her four adopted children. The movie is based on the tell-all book Christina wrote, and according to her, Joan was no paragon of motherhood, although Christina’s siblings have questioned the book’s depictions of abuse. … [Read more...] about From tiger moms to terrible ones, 10 memorable movie moms
source smolaw / Shutterstock Some people think introverts avoid social situations. This isn’t actually true, they just need more time to recharge after a lot of social stimulation. It’s because they have a very low threshold for dopamine, so they are easily overwhelmed. In contrast, extroverts have a very high threshold so can keep going for longer. Introverts can learn to use their differences as a skill, rather than a hindrance. When you hear the term “introvert,” you might imagine someone who’s quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations. But being an introvert isn’t really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some of the deepest and most meaningful friendships. The difference between introverts and extroverts … [Read more...] about What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy