Most teachers have the summer off and spend that time NOT thinking about the upcoming school year (I know, I’m married to one.) But that was not the case for two teachers from Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina, at least for the week they spent at Little on a STEM externship…
If you were looking to have your faith restored that the next generation will make a difference in the world, you didn’t have to look further than the teams of high school students at an Engineering Expo that I recently had the honor of judging.
Gen X. Baby Boomers. The Silent Generation. And Gen Y aka Millennials aka Digital Natives. Four generations in the workplace. It’s a topic we’ve all heard about, especially all the data, surveys, and trends. But what do we do with all that data? What is it telling us? What adjustments do we need to make in how we communicate? Thanks to Building Design + Construction Magazine, I recently had the chance to explore this topic with 50 other A/E/C industry leaders.
I recently attended the North Carolina Low Impact Development Summit held in Raleigh, NC, where I learned, among many things, that the faculty and students at NC State made shirts that turned ADIDAS into an acronym: All Day I Dream About Stormwater. While I don’t ADIDAS, I do have a passion for the topic of LID, and wanted to share some of what I learned at the summit. READ MORE
This week is National Engineers Week, or Eweek for short. Part of Eweek is introducing girls to STEM careers. So I asked the women in our Engineering and Land Development Studios to take part in a Q&A and offer their insight about why they pursued a STEM career, their school experience, and how we can increase the number of women in STEM fields.
Little supports many great causes that usually are specific to each office. However, last month the Movember cause gave us the ability to raise awareness (and even a little bit of money) across our footprint. It was furry, and at times ugly, but it was all in the name of awareness for Men’s Health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.
Fortune magazine recently solicited input for an article being written about hiring young talent, which is titled “Five Steps to Find (and Keep) Young Stars” and appears in the July 1st issue. The piece is authored by Verne Harnish, who penned one of my favorite books, “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.” Since I was in the middle of interviewing for a graduate structural engineer opening, I had plenty to offer! READ MORE
LID. In Beyonce’s world, it probably stands for Lovely Irresistible Denim. But in our world, it stands for Low Impact Development. It was the subject of an all-day seminar I co-presented in Florida last week with a college professor of mine. And no, it’s not just for the single ladies… READ MORE