Showing posts with label STEM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label STEM. Show all posts

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My brother always tells this story. One day in his college math class (Calculus, Differential Equations, I'm not sure which), the professor told the class that anyone who could recite the number Pi out to him to 20 significant figures would get an automatic A for the semester. As you would imagine, no one in the class could accomplish such a feat. Ever since that day, my brother, who has a head for numbers, decided to memorize Pi out to 20 digits, ya know, just in case.

That same story was told at a family gathering a few years ago and my husband picked right up on it. He also has a head for numbers and a competitive spirit, so he's since spent some time memorizing Pi out to an insane significant figure count. All I can usually get to is 3.14159 and that really is about all I think I'll need in my life.

All of this to say, happy Pi day!!

women in STEM



All this week I'm hosting the @mtechwomen Instagram account!

This account was created by Montana Tech (my alma mater) to celebrate and encourage women to get a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. Each week a new student, faculty member, or alumni will host the account and share photos about themselves and the work that they do.

Stop on by and check out photos and stories of some pretty rad ladies and learn a little bit about what I do on a day to day basis.

#iLookLikeAnEngineer

Isis Wenger, an engineer at OneLogin, responded to critics and Internet pundits with a hashtag campaign that shows the diversity of tech.


As some of you might know already (or could guess from my blog name), I work as an engineer for a small, independent, oil and gas company in Montana. I really do like what I do for a living and I am proud to work in a STEM field. I am also very aware that I am part of a minority and I am frequently trying to encourage other women to study engineering.  In fact, I'll be hosting Montana Tech's @mtechwomen Instagram account next month (more on that to come in a few weeks).

This past week an advertisement for a tech company appeared on BART and generated an insane amount of backlash for this seemingly attractive young lady. No one believed she was really an engineer. You can read her response here.   Mashable also shared a really great article on her and the hashtag.

So because I like to support a good cause, all I could say was #iLookLikeAnEngineer too!





p.s. Here are some of my favorite responses: