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Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting engineers to communities that need help with basic needs. In 2008, an EWB chapter was co-founded by two female civil engineering professors, Libby Jones and Shannon Bartlett-Hunt, at

We sometimes don’t give enough recognition to women who have helped change the course of history with their scientific discoveries or engineering inventions. Therefore, we are taking a step back to appreciate a few women who have helped change the

Successfully applying the error prevention principle known as Poka-Yoke can significantly boost efficiency in production. As the 7 Muda concept in particular makes clear, avoiding errors is one of the key ideas behind lean production. At the same time, the lean

Elaine Solomon Pakinathan, a well intervention engineer with Shell, says she has always been interested in engineering even as a young girl. Her favorite pastimes in those days included watching documentaries and reading about engineering accomplishments around the world. While

History was made in April 2019 when scientists were able to capture the first-ever image of a black hole. The best part? It was made possible by a 29-year-old woman, computer scientist Dr. Katie Bouman. Bouman’s algorithm was able to

Running race in San Luis Potosí, MX raises money and offers participants a chance to win a car! Juntos una experiencia compartida (A.C.) is a non-profit organization located in Mexico that strives to improve the quality of people with disabilities by

While everyone working on Captain Marvel agrees that it is exciting to have a Marvel film with a female lead, they want to make sure that it is not the sole focus of the film. The hope is that the

U.S. Soccer will now be a partner of IF/THEN to help support women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). IF/THEN is an initiative of Lydia Hill Philanthropies, centered around the mantra of “if we support a woman in STEM,

Women are continuously making strides within the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but job growth and replacement in the next 10 years is creating a demand and opportunity for women to make an even larger footprint in

The immersive exhibit featured the public launch of a programmable lighting structure utilizing item. Innovation and creativity were the focal point at the 2017 Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology (EDIT), a 10-day event that showcased innovations in healthcare, housing, education